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President Trump was the most tweeted about politician in 2019, according to data from Twitter.

Why it matters: 6 of the top 10 most tweeted about politicians are Americans, even though the majority of Twitter's user base is international.

By the numbers: Most tweeted about politicians globally:

  1. Donald Trump
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Narendra Modi (India)
  4. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  5. Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil)
  6. Bernie Sanders
  7. Hillary Clinton
  8. Joe Biden
  9. Emmanuel Macron (France)
  10. Vladimir Putin (Russia)

Yes, but: Despite American politicians being popular on Twitter this year, the majority of the most tweeted about news hashtags were of international events:

  1. #NotreDame (fire in Paris)
  2. #令和 (start of the Reiwa Era in Japan)
  3. #Venezuela (protests)
  4. #Brexit (U.K. politics)
  5. #台風19号 (Typhoon Hagibis in Japan)
  6. #PrayForAmazonia (fire in the Amazon)
  7. #HongKong (protests)
  8. #ClimateStrike (environment movement)
  9. #Christchurch (tragedy)
  10. #DemDebate (U.S. politics)

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 12,813,864 — Total deaths: 566,790 — Total recoveries — 7,046,535Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 3,286,025 — Total deaths: 135,089 — Total recoveries: 995,576 — Total tested: 39,553,395Map.
  3. States: Florida smashes single-day record for new coronavirus cases with over 15,000 — Miami-Dade mayor says "it won't be long" until county's hospitals reach capacity.
  4. Public health: Ex-FDA chief projects "apex" of South's coronavirus curve in 2-3 weeks — Coronavirus testing czar: Lockdowns in hotspots "should be on the table"
  5. Education: Betsy DeVos says schools that don't reopen shouldn't get federal funds — Pelosi accuses Trump of "messing with the health of our children."

11 GOP congressional nominees support QAnon conspiracy

Lauren Boebert posing in her restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, on April 24. Photo: Emily Kask/AFP

At least 11 Republican congressional nominees have publicly supported or defended the QAnon conspiracy theory movement or some of its tenets — and more aligned with the movement may still find a way onto ballots this year.

Why it matters: Their progress shows how a fringe online forum built on unsubstantiated claims and flagged as a threat by the FBI is seeking a foothold in the U.S. political mainstream.

Lindsey Graham says he will ask Mueller to testify before Senate

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tweeted Sunday that he will grant Democrats' request to call former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before his committee.

The big picture: The announcement comes on the heels of Mueller publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post that defended the Russia investigation and conviction of Roger Stone, whose sentence was commuted by President Trump on Friday.