Tuesday, July 7, 2020

"I can barely keep up" As new COVID 19 surge hits many states we get a look inside one hospital dealing with this next wave. Today's "Video of the Day"

Numerous athletes have been diagnosed with COVID over the weekend. Why could Major League Baseball be without some of its biggest stars when the shortened season begins? Meantime health officials are saying the safety of the country is at stake because the U.S. opened too soon. NBC News Radio's Michael Bower takes a look with Tony.

How likely are you to contract a coronavirus infection by opening your mail? What about playing golf or going to an amusement park? In a state where new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are reaching skyward, the Texas Medical Association has sat down and figured out the relative coronavirus risk associated with 37 different activities. ABC’s Jim Ryan joins Tony with a look at the roster.

President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore has been panned by the media and the Democratic Party as “more of the same” from Donald Trump, a divisive celebration of racism and confederate flags. But Trump's speech never mentioned the Confederate flag. Trump supporters who actually saw or read the speech are citing it as a strong defense of the American idea. They say Trump’s speech argues for America as an exceptional country that can still fulfill the promise of its founding fathers and is not, as many of his adversaries propose, irredeemably sinful and racist. Is that the choice Trump wants voters to face as they cast their 2020 ballots? Is this speech the real beginning of Trump’s re-election campaign? If the choice in 120 days is fear of Trump vs. fear of the left’s radical anti-Americanism, who wins? ABC News Political Analyst Alex Castellanos looks at the rapidly changing 2020 election for President and Senate.

Mayor Greg Fischer joins Tony Cruise and responds to a lawsuit filed by attorneys for the family of Breonna Taylor who claim a plan to redevelop part of the Russell neighborhood contributed to her death.

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require their presidential electors to support the candidate chosen by a majority of voters and punish those who go rogue. The decision, just five months before the presidential election, reduces the chance of Electoral College chaos in the event of a close outcome and possibility some members may cast ballots contrary to the vote totals in their states. The Supreme Court also upheld a federal law prohibiting robocalls to cell phones and home phones while striking down a carve out for government debt-collectors added in 2015. ABC News Legal Analyst Royal Oakes breaks it down with Tony.

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