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Senate Dems agonize over embattled Feinstein

Senate Dems agonize over embattled Feinstein

Chuck Schumer refused to defend Sen. Dianne Feinstein over calls from progressive groups for her removal as top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, with the Senate minority leader divulging he had a “long and serious talk” recently with the California senator. Senate Democrats are grappling with how to handle Feinstein’s future role on the panel. Liberal groups say Feinstein was far too accommodating to Republicans during last week’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. And while Democrats…

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Trump administration launches antitrust salvo against Google

Trump administration launches antitrust salvo against Google

The Justice Department and several Republican-led states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, unleashing the might of the U.S. government against one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies. Attorney General William Barr hailed the complaint as a “monumental case.” Eleven Republican attorneys general — representing Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina and Texas — signed on to the complaint, which was filed in Washington, D.C., federal court. The Trump administration’s suit, coming just…

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DOJ’s Google suit meets bipartisan praise, but questions arise on its motives

DOJ’s Google suit meets bipartisan praise, but questions arise on its motives

Lawmakers from across the political spectrum lauded the Justice Department for hitting Google with a major antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday, showcasing the broad bipartisan concern in Washington over the power the tech giant wields online. But scrutiny is already mounting of the Trump administration’s decision to move ahead with the legal maneuver ahead of the November election amid a broader onslaught by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies against Silicon Valley. A broad coalition: Progressive Democrats, populist Republicans and…

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Supreme Court declines to block Pennsylvania mail-in ballot extension

Supreme Court declines to block Pennsylvania mail-in ballot extension

An evenly divided Supreme Court said Monday it is declining to block a Pennsylvania state court ruling allowing mail-in ballots in the crucial battleground state to be counted as long as they’re postmarked by Election Day, even if they arrive up to three days later. The order from the high court is a victory for Democrats, as the presidential campaigns prepare for an all-out battle for the state’s 20 electoral votes. The justices offered no explanation for their decision. Justices…

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Trump delivers expletive-filled pep talk to campaign staff

Trump delivers expletive-filled pep talk to campaign staff

Fifteen days before voters seal his fate, President Donald Trump delivered an expletive-laden pep talk in a call to his 2020 campaign staff, slamming reports of discord among his team and proclaiming that he’s “more excited” about his reelection prospects than ever before. Following a weekend campaign swing through the industrial Midwest and Nevada, Trump told his staff the crowd sizes he saw at each of his stops gave him a jolt of confidence heading into the final stretch before…

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Trump ties Fauci to Biden — to Biden’s delight

Trump ties Fauci to Biden — to Biden’s delight

President Donald Trump and Joe Biden agree on one thing: The Democratic nominee trusts Anthony Fauci. Trump ridiculed Biden during a campaign rally on Monday afternoon in Prescott, Ariz., for saying he would heed the advice of scientific experts to combat the coronavirus even if it required ratcheting down certain economic activity. “You know, Biden wants to lock it down,” Trump said. “He wants to listen to Dr. Fauci. He wants to listen to Dr. Fauci.” “…yes,” Biden’s Twitter account…

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Debate commission to cut the mics at Trump-Biden showdown

Debate commission to cut the mics at Trump-Biden showdown

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will have their microphones muted during Thursday’s presidential debate to ensure each candidate can get his points across uninterrupted. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the measure on Monday evening in response to the constant interruptions that marred the first presidential debate last month. During that event, moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News had to repeatedly intervene to keep Trump from interjecting during Biden’s remarks. Biden, at one point, told the president…

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Florida shatters opening day record for early voting

Florida shatters opening day record for early voting

TALLAHASSEE — Florida shattered its opening day record for in-person early voting Monday, with at least 350,000 people casting ballots and election officials continuing to count statewide late into the night. The trend continues a record-setting pace in the battleground state that is viewed as a must-win for President Donald Trump. Voting by mail, which started earlier this month, racked up more than 2.5 million ballots headed into Monday, more than double the 1.2 million during the same timeframe in…

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Lindsey Graham runs for his life

Lindsey Graham runs for his life

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — On one side, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s campaign signs feature the Judiciary Committee chair’s name emblazoned in large, bold font. On the other, a simple but critical hashtag: “Fill The Seat.” Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, paired with Democrats’ vague threats of retribution if they win power, are practically the only thing unifying conservatives in a state that President Donald Trump won by 14 points in 2016. It could be what saves Graham and,…

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How Biden destroyed Trump’s TV ad ‘death star’

How Biden destroyed Trump’s TV ad ‘death star’

Football fans in Phoenix will tune their TVs to ESPN to watch their Arizona Cardinals play the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. They’ll also see Joe Biden running up the score in advertising over President Donald Trump: The Democrat’s campaign is spending nearly $400,000 for three TV spots during the game. Two of them will air locally in the massive Phoenix market — which has more political ads than anywhere else in the nation — and the third will be…

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