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“Shut up, man”: First debate between Biden and Trump devolves into personal jabs

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sparred during the first presidential debate Tuesday – and the men did not mince words while facing off on several issues. Neither the president or former vice president were afraid to make......
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Pelosi, Mnuchin renew talks as Democrats release $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak to reporters after their coronavirus relief negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,......
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Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up

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When it comes to health care, President Donald Trump has promised far more than he has delivered. But that doesn’t mean his administration has had no impact on health issues — including the operation of the Affordable Care Act, prescription drug prices and women’s access to reproductive health services. In......
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President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Democrats threaten to slow down the process

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Republicans are pushing for a swift confirmation for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The fight over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacated seat has also become a fight over the Affordable Care Act, which the Supreme Court is set to......
Politico.com

Pelosi begins mustering Democrats for possible House decision on presidency

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Pelosi, in a Sunday letter to House Democrats, urged them to consider whether the House might be pulled into deciding who is president when determining where to focus resources on winning seats in November. This could lead to more concerted......
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Poll: Democrats have slight edge heading into Barrett confirmation battle

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Voters were likewise closely divided on the issue of whether a vote on Barrett should occur only if Trump wins. Overall, 40 percent said she should only receive a vote if Trump is reelected, 39 percent said she should be......
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Democrats say Republicans will pay price at polls for confirming Barrett

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Nevertheless, Sen. John N. Kennedy (R-La.) maintained that the Constitution’s “provisions about filling a Supreme Court vacancy are unaffected by the electoral calendar,” and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Barrett will be confirmed to the high court “next month.” “If......
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Pelosi believes coronavirus relief deal still possible as Democrats prepare new package

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on Sept. 10, 2020. Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said another coronavirus stimulus plan is possible as House Democrats try to forge ahead on......
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Democrats seek to turn Supreme Court fight into referendum on Obamacare

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after being nominated to the US Supreme Court by President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. OLIVIER DOULIERY | AFP | Getty Images Presidential......
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Schumer to Democrats: Focus on health care to beat Barrett

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Many statements from Democratic candidates and sitting senators on Saturday mentioned the potential demise of the Affordable Care Act as a primary reason to go after Barrett. And while national polls may be on Democrats’ side in pushing the nomination......
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Democrats Don’t Want to Get Personal in Debate Over Barrett

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The appointment comes as Republicans are already seeking to cut into the traditional Democratic advantage with Hispanic voters, providing fresh relevancy for appeals to more conservative Hispanic Catholic and evangelical voters on matters of religious liberty. And Penny Nance, the head of the conservative group Concerned Women for America, said......
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When Biden calls a ‘lid,’ Democrats wet the bed — and Trump starts mocking

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Trump made a similar crack at Biden’s expense Tuesday in Moon Township, Pa. He gleefully repeated the single-syllable word, to the genuine delight of his campaign aides, who now consider it their favorite new bit from his rallies. In both......
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Opinion | Time for Democrats to Call Trump’s Bluff

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Other presidential candidates, especially in the 19th century, have challenged the results of elections. In 1800, 1824 and 1876, resolution of the presidential election extended almost to Inauguration Day, with Congress determining the winners. Southern politicians vowed to secede during......
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House Democrats prepare new $2.4 trillion stimulus plan with unemployment aid, direct payments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a briefing to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters House Democrats are preparing a new, smaller coronavirus relief package expected to cost about......
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‘This is an illegitimate nomination’: Some Democrats snub Trump’s pick

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Trump is currently debating whether to choose Circuit Court judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa or one of several other conservative women. But regardless of who he picks, securing meetings with Democrats is likely to do nothing to prevent......
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Democrats worry Feinstein can’t handle Supreme Court battle

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Feinstein sometimes gets confused by reporters’ questions, or will offer different answers to the same question depending on where or when she’s asked. Her appearance is frail. And Feinstein’s genteel demeanor, which seems like it belongs to a bygone Senate......
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House Democrats and Republicans reach agreement to avoid a shutdown, Pelosi says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here House Democrats, Republicans and the administration have reached an agreement to add nearly $8 billion to the continuing resolution for nutrition assistance programs, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday night. The House is expected to vote on the continuing......
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House Democrats push to renew efforts for second round of $1,200 stimulus checks

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Billionaires Haim and Cheryl Saban ramp up support for Biden and Democrats in Senate races

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Film and television producer Haim Saban said in an exclusive interview with CNBC that he and his wife, Cheryl, plan to ramp up their campaign spending up and down the ballot to back Joe Biden and Democrats with just six......
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House Democrats unveil bill to avoid shutdown, fund government into December

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference in the Capitol on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images House Democrats released a bill Monday to fund the government......

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