The Daily Recount
A bullshit-free mashup of today’s political news
Wednesday, 07.01.2020

Trump Says *Again* That Coronavirus Will Disappear (He Hopes)

The U.S. broke its own COVID record yesterday, more questions arise about the Russia bounties, and a QAnon sympathizer wins the Colorado primary.

The U.S. broke its own COVID record yesterday, more questions arise about the Russia bounties, and a QAnon sympathizer wins the Colorado primary.
4:56
Wednesday, 07.01.2020
Trump Says *Again* That Coronavirus Will Disappear (He Hopes)
MORE EPISODES
Fauci warns of a worsening COVID curve, lawmakers raise questions about Russian bounty as intel evolves, and cities slowly move to reform police budgets across the country.
4:58
Tuesday, 06.30.2020
Fauci Issues Dire Warning, Dems Blast Trump Over Bounties
Coronavirus cases surge in 31 states, the Russian bounty report rocks D.C., and SCOTUS rules on an anti-abortion law.
4:59
Monday, 06.29.2020
Have We Missed Our Window to Control COVID?
As coronavirus rages across the country, new reporting reveals Russia offered to pay Taliban-linked forces to kill American soldiers.
4:40
Sunday, 06.28.2020
COVID Runs Rampant in 36 States, Russia Offers Bounty on U.S. Soldiers
The U.S. records its highest number of new COVID cases (again), the Trump admin pushes to repeal Obamacare (again), and D.C. aims for statehood (again).
4:57
Friday, 06.26.2020
Pence: “We've Flattened the Curve” ... The Curve Disagrees.
COVID surges to its highest levels since April, Biden surges ahead in six swing states, and the House surges forward with a vote on police reform.
4:59
Friday, 06.26.2020
Election & Police Reform: Which Way Will the Votes Go?
The U.S. has reported its highest number of new COVID cases since April — and if that weren’t enough, two high-pressure hearings on Capitol Hill led to some feisty partisan disputes.
5:00
Wednesday, 06.24.2020
COVID Cases Peak, Police Reform Blocked
Trump pays a visit to the border wall while in Arizona, Dr. Fauci testifies on Capitol Hill amid COVID spike, and primary voters head to the polls in Kentucky and New York.
4:59
Wednesday, 06.24.2020
Trump at the Wall, Fauci on the Hill
President Trump’s got 99 problems — and rising COVID cases, John Bolton’s tell-all book, and the fallout from Geoffrey Berman’s firing are just some.
4:54
Tuesday, 06.23.2020
Trump’s ABCs: Axed Attorney, Bolton Book, & COVID Cases
In a one-two punch over the last 48 hours, President Trump issued the firing of a top federal attorney and then encouraged a slowdown in COVID testing at his poorly-attended Tulsa rally.
4:48
Sunday, 06.21.2020
Trump Encourages Slowdown in Testing, Fires U.S. Attorney
Trump’s Tulsa rally gets the green light, his social media posts get a big disclaimer, and his administration makes a last-ditch effort to discredit John Bolton.
4:51
Friday, 06.19.2020
Trump's Rally Goes On, Ad Comes Down
John Bolton is spilling the tea in his new book, Trump is denying facts about COVID spikes, and Congress may finally agree on police reform legislation.
5:00
Friday, 06.19.2020
Bolton Spills, Dreamers Win, Trump Denies COVID Data
Take a look at the differences between the proposed police reform bills from the Senate GOP and the House Dems. Plus, Mike Pence, leader of the now-M.I.A. coronavirus task force, thinks fear of a second wave of COVID is an overreaction.
4:53
Wednesday, 06.17.2020
Police Reform Plans: Senate GOP vs. House Dems
President Trump issues an executive order on police reform, a new COVID model issues a grim death toll projection, and Fed Chair Powell issues an economic warning.
4:56
Wednesday, 06.17.2020
Trump Issues Executive Order, Fed Chair Issues Economic Warning
Tulsa health officials want Trump to postpone his rally as COVID spikes. Atlanta protests continue after police kill Rayshard Brooks. And over in D.C., SCOTUS rules against LGBTQ workplace discrimination.
4:51
Monday, 06.15.2020
COVID Spikes, SCOTUS Rules
The police killing of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta is fueling more outrage over police brutality, and health officials are sounding the alarm as 17 states record spikes in COVID cases.
4:05
Sunday, 06.14.2020
Atlanta Police Shooting Fuels Outrage, Calls For Reform
COVID hospitalizations remain on the rise in 14 states, national police reform remains partisan and undefined, and Army bases remain branded by a Confederate past.
4:59
Friday, 06.12.2020
COVID Cases Go Up, Confederate Statues Come Down
Trump plans his future campaign rallies and events, Congress plans for police reform despite party disagreement, and Mnuchin plans for another (potential) round of stimulus.
4:53
Friday, 06.12.2020
Police Reform Takes Shape, COVID Cases Surge
Debate over police reform takes over the House, chaos takes over the primary in Georgia, and rising COVID cases take over hospitals in at least 9 states.
4:58
Thursday, 06.11.2020
House Debates Police Reform, Georgia Elections in Chaos
Trump spreads a baseless conspiracy theory, the Senate considers a police reform bill, and 21 states see a spike in COVID-19 cases.
5:00
Tuesday, 06.09.2020
Trump Tweets Conspiracy Theory, George Floyd Laid to Rest
House Dems introduce a police reform bill, a new poll shows Trump down 7 points since May, and a veto-proof majority plans to defund the Minneapolis police.
5:00
Monday, 06.08.2020
Dems Unveil Police Reform, Trump Meets With Law Enforcement
Amid a historic weekend of peaceful protests, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was met with chants of “shame" and “go home" after he refused to defund the police department.
4:41
Sunday, 06.07.2020
BLM Protesters Throw Dem Mayor Out of Minn. Rally
May unemployment numbers are better than expected, Minneapolis takes steps to reform its police force, and the mayor of D.C. challenges Trump’s power.
5:00
Friday, 06.05.2020
D.C. Mayor to Trump: Get Federal Police Out
Thousands gather in Minnesota to memorialize George Floyd, military leaders speak out against Trump, and Biden pulls ahead in key battleground states.
4:58
Friday, 06.05.2020
Military Leaders Stand Up to Trump
MN prosecutors increase Chauvin’s charge to second-degree murder, Defense Sec. Esper holds a wild ride of a press conference, and Biden closes in on the official nomination.
4:58
Thursday, 06.04.2020
Obama Speaks Out As More Charges Brought on Officers Who Killed Floyd
Leaders ignore Trump’s call for military mobilization, Biden runs a parallel presidency, and Trump attempts to win back his evangelical base.
4:49
Wednesday, 06.03.2020
Biden’s Parallel Presidency, Trump’s Base Play
Trump threatens to deploy the U.S. military to peaceful protests as pressure mounts on Minneapolis officials to charge the other three officers for the death of George Floyd.
4:51
Tuesday, 06.02.2020
Trump Threatens Military Mobilization (And Gets a Photo Op)
President Trump is raging a war against the “radical left” as protests turned violent this weekend, prompting state and local leaders to ask Trump to “stop talking.”
4:13
Sunday, 05.31.2020
Trump Shifts Blame as Protests Escalate
A precinct in flames, a community in pain, an officer in handcuffs. Here’s the latest news from around in the country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
5:00
Friday, 05.29.2020
Trump’s Tweet Flagged for “Glorifying Violence”
Trump signs an executive order targeting social media, Minneapolis protests boil over after the killing of George Floyd, and the White House shields grim economic data.
4:48
Thursday, 05.28.2020
So About Trump’s Social Media Executive Order...