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Voters want Senate to prioritize coronavirus relief over Supreme Court, new poll finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flight attendants, airline pilots and other aviation workers hold a protest organized by the Association of Flight Attendants urging the US Congress to pass a Covid-19 relief package and extend the Paycheck Support Program to save aviation jobs during a......
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Senate Dems agonize over embattled Feinstein

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here NARAL, Demand Justice and an array of liberal organizations dinged Feinstein for being far too deferential to Barrett, claiming she essentially helped Senate Republicans stack the Supreme Court with another ideologue who will solidify the conservative majority on the high......
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Flynn, Grenell on opposing GOP sides of Georgia Senate race

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Republicans’ campaign arm is backing Loeffler, reinforcing its policy of supporting GOP incumbents; Trump’s allies in the House are largely backing Collins. Loeffler has been in office for less than a year and has been relatively quiet about what......
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Democrats Gain in Georgia Senate Races as Presidential Race Remains Tied

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A shift against President Trump among white college-educated voters in Georgia has imperiled Republicans up and down the ballot, according to a New York Times/Siena College survey on Tuesday, as Republicans find themselves deadlocked or trailing in Senate races where their party was once considered the heavy favorite. In the......
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Poll: Democrats even with Republicans in Georgia Senate races

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Perdue is widely regarded as one of the more vulnerable Senate Republicans seeking reelection in November, and his race could decide whether Democrats retake control of the chamber. The Times/Siena survey was partly conducted in the days after Perdue drew......
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Poll: White House, Senate races are toss-ups in North Carolina

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here According to a RealClearPolitics average of North Carolina surveys conducted from Oct. 7-14, Biden is 2.7 percentage points ahead of Trump in general election polling. Former President Barack Obama won North Carolina in 2008 but lost there to Republican nominee......
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Party-switcher puts Kansas Senate seat in play for Democrats

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here He’s been in the Senate since 2003, but this year could be his last. POLITICO’s Andrew Desiderio traces Lindsey Graham’s transformation from a moderate Republican known for working across the aisle to a staunch defender of President Trump. Two Republicans......
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Senate Republicans cringe at Trump’s stimulus negotiations

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here It is quite unusual for the Trump administration to negotiate legislation that turns off most members of Congress in President Donald Trump’s own party. If all Senate Democrats supported the legislation, it would still need more than a dozen Republicans......
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Are Michigan Democrats in Trouble in Their Senate Race?

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One candidate slapped on a helmet, a black leather jacket and rode his Harley Davidson across Michigan. His ads highlight his toughness on China and his support for banning Chinese travelers from entering the United States early in the coronavirus outbreak, a policy of President Trump’s. The other candidate calls......
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Senate to vote on $500 billion GOP coronavirus stimulus bill Wednesday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Senate will vote on a $500 billion coronavirus stimulus bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell......
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McConnell announces Senate will vote next week on GOP-crafted COVID-19 relief bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will vote Wednesday on the coronavirus relief proposal crafted by Republicans, in addition to a separate vote on additional funding for a program to aid small businesses on Tuesday. McConnell’s......
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Ernst Struggles in Iowa as Republicans Battle to Hold Senate Amid Trump’s Woes

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa — The Toby Keith music blared from loudspeakers as Senator Joni Ernst, carrying an energy drink, worked a crowd of bikers in this town near the Nebraska border, shaking hands and giving out hugs. Human-size Trump signs stood in the Harley-Davidson store parking lot beneath a bright,......
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Top Dem Senate super PAC pulls out of Colorado in sign of confidence

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The group has spent $15 million thus far in the Colorado election in trying to unseat Gardner, the former chair of the Senate GOP’s campaign arm. Colorado and Arizona are viewed as Democrats’ easiest pickups; the party must net at......
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Top takeaways from Senate Democrats’ fundraising bonanza

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Here are five takeaways from the third-quarter reports: The Beto-toppers In 2018, Beto O’Rourke shocked the world when he raised $38.1 million in the third quarter, shattering an 18-year-old record by more than $15 million. In 2020, three Democrats blew......
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McConnell says full Senate will take up Barrett nomination on October 23

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday the Senate will take up the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on October 23, with the final vote expected to occur the week of October 26, just......
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Poll: Graham leads Harrison in South Carolina Senate race

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump has a slightly wider lead over Biden in the state, leading, 49 percent to 41 percent. Trump won the state by 14 percentage points in 2016. The poll comes as both candidates shatter fundraising records in the......
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Senate Judiciary sets vote on Barrett, Dems decry ‘sham’

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The Senate Judiciary Committee set Oct. 22 for its vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court on Thursday as Democrats threw pointed objections but were unable to stop the Republicans’ drive to confirm President Donald......
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Facebook and Twitter CEOs will have to answer to Senate Republicans after Biden NY Post story controversy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook and Twitter typically take heat for acting too slowly to reduce the spread of harmful misinformation. But on Wednesday, both companies acted surprisingly quickly to limit distribution of an unverified New York Post report claiming to contain a “smoking......
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Senate Republicans wave away SCOTUS threat to Obamacare

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I personally don’t think the Supreme Court would overturn it because I think they would allow it to be severed,” added Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), referring to the high court throwing out the individual mandate but allowing the rest of......
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Georgia poll: Democrats lead in presidential, Senate races

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The current poll comes after the first presidential debate and Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis. On Trump’s health, 59 percent of likely Georgia voters said they did not trust the president to tell the truth to Americans. With Biden, 50 percent of......

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