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Rand Paul battles Kamala Harris and Cory Booker on anti-lynching bill

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The unusual confrontation played out as George Floyd’s funeral service was conducted in Minneapolis after police killed him. The ongoing failure of Congress to pass anti-lynching legislation comes as members in both parties discuss reforming police tactics — and it......
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Pelosi backs Engel ahead of tight New York primary

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Ocasio-Cortez backed Bowman, a middle school principal, in a series of tweets, saying the current crises upending the nation “requires renewed and revitalized leadership.” Ocasio-Cortez rose to prominence in 2018 after knocking off another longtime New York Democrat, then-Rep. Joseph......
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‘The president has clearly forgotten how it actually happened’: John Kelly defends Mattis

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The Trump administration and U.S. Park Police have denied using tear gas despite evidence that it was, in fact, deployed. “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does......
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Grassley puts hold on two Trump nominees until he gets answers on IG firings

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Congress has made it clear that should the president find reason to fire an inspector general, there ought to be a good reason for it,” Grassley said in a statement for the congressional record. “The White House’s response failed to......
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Google: Overseas hackers targeting Trump, Biden campaigns

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The revelation is the latest instance of the 2020 campaigns, and people associated with them, coming under digital attack. In October, Microsoft announced that hackers linked to the Iranian government had targeted the campaign of at least one 2020 presidential......
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Mattis drives wedge between Trump and Republicans

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Mattis’ blistering criticisms, which were printed in The Atlantic on Wednesday, amount to an exclamation point on a brutal week of tension between Trump and his party after protesters were forcefully cleared from outside the White House for a presidential......
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DeSantis: ‘We want to get to yes’ on hosting RNC in Florida

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The governor’s remarks come after President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that the GOP would seek another state instead of North Carolina to host the high-profile gathering of party delegates. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, had rejected hours earlier the GOP’s......
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Bernie-friendly DNC panel pushes Biden to back $16T climate plan

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The panel’s chair countered that such ambitious proposals would resonate with Democratic voters. “This is good politics for Joe Biden and for the Democratic Party,” said Michelle Deatrick who led the panel and was a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders......
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‘We need to show people’: Democrats look to seize the moment on police reform

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here On the issue of policing and racial healing, Democrats will be forced to confront their internal divisions at a time when major cities are consumed by civil demonstrations and occasionally violent unrest. Trump has only further inflamed tensions with his......
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House Judiciary panel to hold police brutality hearing next week

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The House Judiciary Committee is working very closely with the Congressional Black Caucus to determine the best path forward to address police brutality and racial inequality,” Nadler said in the statement announcing the hearing. “We are reviewing legislative proposals and......
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‘This is the same damn fight’: Lawmakers join protesters as Congress stuck in paralysis

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Some lawmakers have even found themselves at the center of the action: Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was pepper-sprayed by police during a protest in Columbus last weekend when she tried to deescalate......
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House chairmen press Cabinet secretaries for answers on clearing protesters ahead of Trump’s photo op

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The inquiry is the first step by the Democrat-led House to probe the police and military actions taken in Washington, D.C. ahead of Trump’s remarks on nationwide protests over police brutality in the Rose Garden. Trump declared support for peaceful......
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Overhaul of small business rescue hits snags in Senate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here McConnell said he’s hoping to address issues surrounding the program sometime this week. But a handful of lawmakers including Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) are resisting, standing in the way of unanimous agreement needed to pass the......
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Rod Rosenstein defends appointing Mueller during Senate hearing

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here In his opening statement, which was obtained by POLITICO in advance of his Senate testimony, Rosenstein said it was necessary to appoint a special counsel after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey because “I was concerned that the public would......

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