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Democrats warn GOP: Don’t fill a 2020 Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON — Democrats are warning Republicans not to fill a possible Supreme Court vacancy this year after denying President Barack Obama the chance in 2016, saying it would embolden a push on the left to add seats to the court whenever they regain power.”We knew basically they were lying in 2016, when they said, ‘Oh,…

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The Day the Democrats Lost the White Working Class in a Hardhat Riot

In 2016, the American electorate polarized to a historic degree, though not by race or sex. The Democratic nominee performed worse with working-class whites than any other nominee, of either party, since World War II. Years later, elites continue to be confounded by how Donald Trump happened, whether he could stun again, and what his…

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House Democrats find administration overspent for ventilators by as much as $500 million

WASHINGTON — Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has repeatedly touted his administration’s supply of ventilators, a critical tool for treating patients with life-threatening respiratory symptoms.But internal emails and documents obtained by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee suggest that the Trump administration failed to enforce an existing contract with a major medical manufacturer,…

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Democrats reject short-term deal ahead of unemployment deadline

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinMcConnell opens door to smaller coronavirus relief deal GOP hunts for ‘Plan B’ as coronavirus talks hit wall On The Money: Meadows says benefits to expire as negotiators struggle to get deal | Trump pitches short-term pact | Fed keeps rates near zero as economy faces blow from coronavirus MORE…

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Bill Barr Battles Democrats to a Draw

The House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic members spent more than a year trying to haul Attorney General Bill Barr into a hearing room. They had no shortage of topics to cover when he finally appeared on Tuesday: the Russia investigation and his efforts to undermine it last year, his subsequent probes into the investigators who launched…

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US Republicans, Democrats far apart on coronavirus relief plan

United States Republicans and Democrats faced difficult talks on Tuesday on how best to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, after Republicans unveiled a relief proposal days before millions of Americans lose federal unemployment benefits. Senate Republicans announced on Monday a one-trillion-dollar coronavirus aid package hammered out with the White House, which would slash the current…

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Democrats, GOP far apart as virus aid talks intensify

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day of shuttle diplomacy on Capitol Hill over a coronavirus aid package produced few results Tuesday, with stark differences between the $3 trillion proposal from Democrats and $1 trillion counteroffer from Republicans as millions of Americans’ jobless benefits, school reopenings and eviction protections hang in the balance.As top White House negotiators…

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Democrats slam Trump push for new FBI building in virus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican said Tuesday that he opposes a push by President Donald Trump to include nearly $1.8 billion in a new coronavirus aid package to rebuild the FBI headquarters on its current site in downtown Washington.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters he opposes inclusion of the FBI money and…

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Republicans, Democrats face tough talks on coronavirus relief as deadline looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. Senate pushed back on Tuesday against their own party’s $1 trillion coronavirus relief proposal the day after it was unveiled by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sending some U.S. stocks downward. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to news reporters following a series of meetings on efforts to…

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Judiciary Democrats to grill Barr on “politicization” of Justice Department

House Judiciary Committee Democrats plan to press Attorney General Bill Barr at a hearing today on what they’ll argue is his politicization of the Justice Department to serve President Trump’s personal agenda.Why it matters: Democrats have a lot of pent up frustration over a series of recent policies put forth by the DOJ, and have…