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The week in 16 headlines

Posted July 31, 2020 6:33 p.m. EDT

— This week, Trump's suggestion that November's election be delayed prompted an unusual level of pushback from Republicans, who are normally in lockstep with the President. Meanwhile, the pandemic is disrupting more normal election processes, including the presidential debates and mail-in voting.

Monday

Trump revises lawsuit to block release of tax records after Supreme Court rulingMcConnell formally unveils $1 trillion Senate GOP stimulus proposal: 'The American people need more help'Notre Dame withdraws from hosting first presidential debate due to coronavirus

Tuesday

'Nobody likes me': Trump ponders pandemic popularity of Fauci and BirxRepublicans revolt against GOP's initial stimulus planTrump abruptly ends briefing after being pressed over retweeting misinformation

Wednesday

Louie Gohmert, who's refused to wear a mask, tests positive for Covid-19Pelosi mandates masks in House chamber after Gohmert tests positive for Covid-19Trump again attempts to stoke racial divisions in housing messageHouse panel votes to give all members access to classified intel on foreign 'disinformation' campaign

Thursday

Trump floats delaying election despite lack of authority to do soRepublicans openly challenge Trump's tweet on delaying electionPompeo covers for Trump claims ranging from Russian bounties to German troop withdrawal Fearing Trump interference, FBI agents hid copies of Russia investigation docs

Friday

New postal policies that are slowing service may affect 2020 mail-in voting, union leader saysStimulus negotiations latest: The Senate's not in town as $600 unemployment benefits are set to expire

And that was the week in 16 headlines.

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