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Benjamin Sampair Tracy has been a CBS News national correspondent since January 2008. He is the White House correspondent for the CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell and CBS This Morning.

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Trump campaigns in crucial swing state of North Carolina

President Trump is returning to North Carolina where the latest CBS Battleground Tracker shows Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading by two points, but well within the margin of error...
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Trump held maskless rallies despite knowing of rising coronavirus cases

New documents released by Congress show the White House was well aware that coronavirus cases were rapidly rising again after Labor Day, but the president continued to hold large maskless rallies and..
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Trump slams Dr. Fauci, downplays coronavirus as cases rise across U.S.

President Trump launched new attacks against Dr. Anthony Fauci on the campaign trail Monday, calling the nation's top infectious disease expert a "disaster." CBS News White House correspondent Ben..
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Trump calls Fauci "a disaster" on campaign call as Biden leads in polls

On a call with his campaign staff on Monday, President Trump was on the attack against Dr. Anthony Fauci and called the country's top infectious disease expert "a disaster." Ben Tracy has details.
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Trump seeks support from seniors and suburban women voters

President Trump held a campaign rally in the battleground state of Pennsylvania Tuesday night and made appeals to seniors and suburban women voters. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is also making appeals..
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump nationally among seniors

Several polls have former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of President Trump among senior citizens and voters over 65 years old. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump holds Florida rally, his first campaign trip since hospitalization

President Trump held a campaign rally in Florida last night. It was his first trip outside Washington since his hospitalization for COVID-19. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joins CBSN..
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President Trump ramps up rally schedule after testing negative for COVID-19

President Trump is ramping up his travel schedule after officially testing negative for COVID-19. The president will hit the road every day of the week as he trails his opponent Joe Biden in the polls...
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Trump to rejoin campaign trail less than 2 weeks after contracting COVID-19

President Trump is planning campaign events in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Iowa this week. But the White House has not said when his last negative test for the coronavirus was confirmed. CBS News White..
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Trump plans rally, claims he's immune to COVID-19 despite medical uncertainty

President Trump says he's now immune to COVID-19 even though doctors aren't so sure. And he's planning his first campaign trip since his diagnosis. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joins..
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President Trump hits the campaign trail for the first time since his COVID-19 diagnosis

President Trump returns to the campaign trail 11 days after testing positive for COVID-19, though questions remain about his health. Meanwhile, the Trump campaign is under fire from Dr. Anthony Fauci...
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Trump to hold first White House event since COVID diagnosis

President Trump is inviting guests to the White House for the first in-person event since his coronavirus diagnosis. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump looking to resume campaign events despite recent COVID diagnosis

President Trump is pushing to hit the campaign trail as early as tomorrow despite concerns over his recent COVID-19 diagnosis. His doctor says he's stable and doing well, but it's unclear if he's still..
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President Trump eyes return to campaign trail, as questions surround his health status

President Trump claimed Thursday night he's feeling great and ready to get back on the campaign trail, but questions remain about his health status as CDC guidelines recommend getting two negative..
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Candidates clash over debates as Trump rejects virtual presidential debate

President Trump says he will not participate in the second presidential debate, after the Debate Commission announced it will be done virtually for health and safety reasons. Ben Tracy reports.
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President Trump tweets video calling COVID-19 diagnosis a β€œblessing”

After returning to the White House, President Trump likened his illness to a "blessing" and claims his experimental treatment is a cure. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump returns to Oval Office despite coronavirus infection

President Trump, who is still infected with COVID and is believed to be contagious, returned to the Oval Office while more than 20 people connected to the White House have contracted the virus. Ben..
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Stephen Miller becomes the latest White House aide to test positive for COVID-19

White House senior advisor Stephen Miller is the latest top aide to test positive, as President Trump continues to be treated for COVID-19. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joins CBSN's..
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White House senior adviser Stephen Miller tests positive for coronavirus

The Trump administration is fighting back against a growing outbreak of coronavirus in both the White House and military as officials continue to test positive. Meanwhile, as the president recovers..
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Trump abruptly ends coronavirus stimulus bill negotiations

President Trump has abruptly ended negotiations with Democrats over a new COVID stimulus bill, sending the stock market reeling by saying there will be no deal ahead of Election Day. Ben Tracy has the..
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An infectious President Trump downplays coronavirus after return to White House

President Trump downplayed the severity of the coronavirus after he returned to the White House Monday evening. He spent four days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center undergoing treatment..
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Trump upset over Atlantic article that suggests he disrespected troops, John McCain

President Trump returned from his Pennsylvania trip to the news of an article in The Atlantic, which suggests that he called fallen soldiers and late Senator John McCain losers. The alleged comments..
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President Trump removes mask, releases videos in return to White House from Walter Reed

President Trump returned to the White House on Monday, releasing a video that urged people to "get out there" and not "be afraid" of the coronavirus. He also removed his mask, later releasing a..
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Special Report: Doctors give update as Trump prepares to leave hospital

Doctors at Walter Reed Medical Center gave a briefing on President Trump's condition after Mr. Trump announced plans to return to the White House to continue his recovery from COVID-19. Norah O'Donnell..
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Conflicting information from White House and doctors causes confusion as Trump battles COVID-19

As President Trump heads into the fourth day of his stay at Walter Reed Medical Center, White House officials and the president's doctors try to clean up a weekend of conflicting and confusing..
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Questions about Trump's COVID hospitalization

Ben Tracy reports the latest on the president's coronavirus diagnosis.
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Trump travels to Walter Reed hospital on Marine One after coronavirus diagnosis

President Trump took the presidential helicopter Marine One from the White House to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, where Mr. Trump will be working for a few days after being..
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President Trump taken to Walter Reed medical center after COVID-19 diagnosis

The White House doctor said President Trump is tired but in good spirits, and that he has been given an experimental antibody treatment. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump ramps up race rhetoric and attacks refugees at Minnesota rally

President Trump went all in on his race-tinged rhetoric at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday night, and went after refugees and Representative Ilhan Omar. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump's TV earnings reportedly rescued him from financial hardship

According to a report from the New York Times, President Trump lost millions of dollars before being elected, but then a lifeline arrived in the form of the hit TV show "The Apprentice." Ben Tracy has..
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Trump denies New York Times report on his tax returns; calls it "fake news"

President Trump refused to answer questions Monday about reporting by the New York Times that said he avoided paying any federal income tax for several years. CBS News White House correspondent Ben..
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Trump reportedly avoided paying income tax for over a decade

President Trump is refusing to directly address allegations he avoided paying any federal income tax for years. Ben Tracy has the latest.
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Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

President Trump is set to announce his pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat Saturday, just over a week since the icon's death. The president is expected to nominate..
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President Trump again refuses to commit to peaceful transition if he loses

For the second straight day, President Trump is refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the 2020 presidential election. CBS News White House Correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN..
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President Trump again suggests he might not accept election results

At a rally in Florida on Thursday, President Trump again suggested he might not accept the outcome of November's election if he loses. In a direct rebuke of the president, the U.S. Senate unanimously..
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RNC responds to Trump's comments on transfer of power

President Trump is refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the 2020 election. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy reports on the president's comments, and Cassie..
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Trump praises Kentucky AG on Breonna Taylor case

President Trump says he's spoken with the Kentucky governor amid the protests stemming from the Breonna Taylor case. He praised the state's attorney general in a press briefing Wednesday when asked..
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Trump won't commit to post-election peaceful transfer of power if he loses

President Trump refused on Wednesday to promise to leave office peacefully if he is voted out in November. Instead, and without evidence, he called mail-in ballots a "disaster" and suggested getting..
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett visits White House for second time

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, one of President Trump's top contenders to be nominated for Justice Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat, visited the White House again yesterday. CBS News White House correspondent..
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President Trump praises his COVID-19 response at largely maskless outdoor rally

President Trump praised his administration's COVID-19 response at an outdoor rally Tuesday night, despite the U.S. passing 200,000 virus-linked deaths. His political opponents, former Vice President..
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President Trump to name Supreme Court nominee Friday or Saturday, hopes to fire up base

As President Trump continues to tease his Supreme Court nominee pick, CBS News has learned that he met with top contender 48-year old federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House on..
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President Trump says he will name a female SCOTUS nominee this week, as list narrows

President Trump has narrowed his list of potential nominees to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and said he will name a female nominee this week. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump and Biden pay tribute to 9/11 victims

President Trump and Joe Biden both paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the terror attacks. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN's Lana Zak to..
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Biden and Trump honor 9/11 with memorial visits

On this 19th anniversary of 9/11, President Trump and Joe Biden paid separate visits to the same hallowed ground in Pennsylvania, the site of a memorial to the heroes of Flight 93. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump defends decision to withhold information on COVID-19 threat

At a briefing Thursday, reporters pressed President Trump on how he could be trusted after it was revealed that he intentionally withheld information about COVID-19 from the public in the early days of..
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Trump admits to downplaying coronavirus threat in Bob Woodward's new book, "Rage"

A new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward suggests President Trump may have known how deadly the coronavirus could be as early as February. Audio recordings of their interviews reveal the..
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"The Takeout" β€” CBS News' Margaret Brennan & Ben Tracy

"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan and CBS News Asia correspondent Ben Tracy discuss President Trump's second summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un on this week's edition of "The Takeout with..
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Trump contradicts health officials and hints at vaccine by Election Day

President Trump predicted a coronavirus vaccine could arrive just in time for Election Day, even though those working on the government's vaccine efforts have said that's unlikely. Ben Tracy reports.
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Trump and White House deny he called fallen U.S. service members "losers"

President Trump and the White House are denying a report that claims he called fallen U.S. service members "losers" and "suckers" in 2018. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy joined CBSN with..
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U.K. ambassador to U.S. criticizes Trump administration in leaked memos

In a series of leaked diplomatic cables, Kim Darroch, Britain's ambassador to the United States, described the Trump administration as "dysfunctional," "diplomatically clumsy and inept." The memos were..
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