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Actually, the Supreme Court Just Gave Congress a Big Win

In the immediate aftermath of Thursday’s Supreme Court rulings on who has the right to access the president’s financial records, numerous commentators cast the decisions…

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Second Republican senator says he’ll skip GOP convention

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said on Tuesday that he will not attend his party’s national convention next month, becoming the second GOP senator to announce they…

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Graham challenger Harrison raises record-shattering $13.9 million for SC Senate bid

Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison’s campaign to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) in South Carolina pulled in nearly $14 million in the second quarter of…

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Congress stares down funding cliff for coronavirus aid

As the U.S. enters its sixth month of grappling with the coronavirus pandemic — with cases soaring and unemployment claims hovering in the millions —…

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Sanders calls for social distancing, masks and disinfection on planes as flights operate at full capacity

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling on federal officials to require face coverings for airline passengers, limit the capacity of flights and more cleaning amid…

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Employment won’t recover for a decade, CBO says

The nation’s unemployment rate will remain stubbornly higher for the next decade than it was before the pandemic, while economic output will be depressed for…

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Pelosi: Trump ‘himself is a hoax’

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) needled President Trump on Thursday, rebutting the president’s assertion that the allegations of Russia placing a bounty on American soldiers is…

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McConnell on filibuster talk: Democrats want to ‘vandalize’ Senate rules

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) unloaded on Democrats Thursday amid renewed chatter about nixing the legislative filibuster if they win back the majority in…

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'Grim Reaper' Mitch McConnell stalling lifesaving pandemic aid and policing reform, Nancy Pelosi says

‘Mitch McConnell has called himself the Grim Reaper, that any legislation that goes over there will die in the Senate cemetery’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/mitch-mcconnell-grim-reaper-nancy-pelosi-pandemic-police-reform-chokeholds-ban-aid-senate-vote-a9596176.html Droolin’ Dog…

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GOP sits out latest House Intel hearing, continuing unofficial boycott

Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee sat out the panel’s latest virtual hearing Wednesday, continuing a monthslong unofficial boycott of the panel’s proceedings over…

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The $600 federal unemployment benefit ends this month. GOP senators say enough already.

Republican lawmakers contend the income boost has give people a reason not to go back to work. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/600-federal-unemployment-benefit-ends-month-gop-senators-say-enough-n1232588 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Senate Democrats offer plan to extend added jobless benefits during pandemic

Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled legislation to extend a generous federal increase of weekly unemployment benefits that would continue as long as the coronavirus pandemic affects…

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Cheney takes on Trump

Rep. Liz Cheney has suddenly become one of the most outspoken GOP critics of Donald Trump. Even more surprising: The Wyoming Republican hasn’t faced any…

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McConnell eyes next coronavirus package after July recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday gave his clearest signal yet that Republicans are willing to move swiftly on another coronavirus relief package, after…

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White House threatens veto on Democrats $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

President Trump threatened to veto House Democrats’ $1.5 trillion green infrastructure plan on Monday, arguing it should eliminate or reduce environmental reviews and doesn’t route…

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“It’s not a hoax”: Dem Sen. Chris Murphy claims to have seen Russian bounty intel

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted Monday night that he reviewed intel alleging Russian operatives placed bounties on U.S. troops, telling President Trump “it’s not a…

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Republicans have been skipping House Intelligence meetings for months

Democrats see a boycott motivated by partisan politics. Republicans argue they have legitimate security concerns. Either way, GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee have…

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Pelosi requests intel chiefs brief House members on reports of Russian bounties on U.S. troops

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked top intelligence leaders on Monday to brief House members on reports that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for…

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Tim Scott says Trump should take down ‘offensive’ Twitter video of protester shouting ‘white power’

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said President Trump should take down the “offensive” video he retweeted Sunday morning praising people who can be heard saying “white…

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House passes bill to provide D.C. statehood

The House on Friday voted to establish the District of Columbia as the nation’s 51st state, marking the first time that either chamber of Congress…

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Members of Congress push to ban federal use of face recognition

A group of Democratic Senators and House representatives have introduced a bill that seeks to ban federal use of facial recognition technology. It follows an…

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