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2020 Runoff Senate elections in Georgia
Runoff Senate elections in Georgia could determine balance of the Senate
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politico.com Politics Nov 24, 2020, Tuesday
Georgia Dems will knock on doors with Senate at stake - POLITICO
Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are adding extra Covid precautions to send canvassers to voters' doors ahead of the Jan. 5 runoffs.
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Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Track
Presidential Transition to 2021
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techcrunch.com Politics Nov 23, 2020, Monday
Biden-Harris team finally get their transition .gov domain – TechCrunch
Finally. It only took almost three weeks, but the Biden-Harris transition has officially begun. On Monday, the General Services Administration gave the green light for the Biden-Harris team to transition from political campaign to government administration, allowing the team to receive government resources like office space, but also classified briefings and secure computers. And, with it, comes a shiny new .gov domain.
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Hong Kong Arrests democracy advocates Under National Security Law
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists been arrested under National Security Law: Agnes Chow, J...
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nytimes.com Politics Nov 23, 2020, Monday
Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow Jailed in Hong Kong - The New York Times
He and two fellow activists, Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam, were immediately jailed on charges of unauthorized assembly. They will be sentenced next week.
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The Democrats Have A Dianne Feinstein Problem
Some in the party believe the 87-year-old senator is ill-equipped to lead the opposition t...
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theguardian.com Politics Nov 23, 2020, Monday
Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on Senate judiciary panel | Dianne Feinstein | The Guardian
California lawmaker, who has held position for four years, has faced growing opposition from progressives
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Collection: Politics Analysis from 2016 to 2020 and beyond
in the Wind of Change
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nytimes.com Politics Nov 20, 2020, Friday
Opinion | ‘People of Color’ Do Not Belong to the Democratic Party - The New York Times
It’s past time to start seeing voters the way they see themselves.
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The 2020 United States Presidential Election
The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. I...
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wsj.com Politics Nov 22, 2020, Sunday
Chinese Dissidents Back Trump’s Claims of Election Fraud - WSJ
Some of China’s most influential dissidents and human-rights activists based in the U.S. have come out in support of the president’s unsubstantiated allegations of widespread U.S. election fraud.
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Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses And Years Of Income Tax Avoidance
The New York Times obtained Donald Trump’s tax information extending over more than two ...
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nymag.com News Nov 19, 2020, Thursday
Trump Fraud Inquiries Include Write-offs to Ivanka: Report
New York authorities subpoenaed the president’s business for records concerning his eldest daughter.
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Voting By Mail In 2020 Election
The coronavirus pandemic is set to change the way millions of Americans can vote in Novemb...
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usnews.com Law Nov 16, 2020, Monday
Supreme Court Does Not Take Up Pennsylvania Absentee Ballot Case | America 2020 | US News
Republicans have asked the high court to block all absentee ballots that arrived in Pennsylvania after Election Day. The Supreme Court on Monday took no action on the case.
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Lawmakers On New Coronavirus Relief Bill
Leaders from both parties maintain that they want to approve a deal and send it to the pre...
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apnews.com Politics Nov 12, 2020, Thursday
Post-election rancor clouds chances for COVID relief bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's top allies on Capitol Hill adopted a combative posture on COVID-19 relief on Thursday, pressing their case for a $2 trillion bill that's a nonstarter...
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Trump Administration to Ban TikTok and WeChat From U.S. App Stores
Both companies have Chinese owners. One of them has support from Trump-backers.
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scmp.com Bussiness Nov 12, 2020, Thursday
US announces stay of TikTok ban, and sale deadline is held off for at least a month | South China Morning Post
The ban would have kept US service providers from working with the video-sharing app, and a US court hearing a suit by ByteDance effectively mooted the Thursday deadline imposed by Donald Trump for the sale of TikTok’s US operations.
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Senate Seats Play In 2020
The 2020 United States Senate elections will be held on November 3, 2020, with the 33 clas...
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news.usc.edu Politics Nov 06, 2020, Friday
California voters want a ‘fresh and new voice’ as their new U.S. senator with Kamala Harris poised to become vice president
With Kamala Harris poised to become vice president, A new USC poll finds almost half of California voters want someone with no state or national experience to become their new U.S. senator.
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Joe Biden 2020 Presidential Campaign
Our Best Days Still Lie Ahead.
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washingtonpost.com Politics Oct 29, 2020, Thursday
The Energy 202: Biden seeks youth vote on climate change with animated ad on Adult Swim - The Washington Post
It's part of an October push to appeal to the youngest bracket of voters.
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The Deep Swamp That Trump Built
A businessman-president and his Administration transplanted favor-seeking in Washington
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salon.com Politics Nov 03, 2020, Tuesday
Trump's top campaign strategist, Jason Miller, is hiding payments from Steve Bannon | Salon.com
Miller's child-support battle with the mother of his son has raised many questions about his murky finances
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D.C. Statehood Bill To Be Voted
Despite the fact that the citizens of Washington, D.C. pay federal taxes, serve on juries ...
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npr.org Politics Sep 28, 2020, Monday
D.C. Statehood Is A Civil Rights Issue For Young Activists : NPR
There is renewed energy around the push to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. Much of that energy comes from young activists who see it as a civil rights issue.
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Hunter Biden Conspiracy Theory Deluge
a series of unevidenced claims centered on the false allegation on Hunter Biden, They have...
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nytimes.com Politics Oct 31, 2020, Saturday
Their First Try Backfired, but Giuliani and Allies Keep Aiming at Biden - The New York Times
The former New York mayor’s dirt-digging effort on Hunter Biden in 2019 ended with President Trump’s impeachment. Now he is back with new associates. So far it is not going exactly as planned.
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Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtow...
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thenation.com Politics Oct 28, 2020, Wednesday
A White House Adviser Was Involved in Surveillance of Protesters | The Nation
Formerly a Middle East adviser to Mike Pence, an intelligence official central to DHS’s Portland operation has not been made available for congressional testimony.
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Filling Supreme Court Vacancy To Replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 87 on Sep 18, 2020
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thenation.com Politics Oct 29, 2020, Thursday
The Supreme Court Has Never Been on the Side of Working People | The Nation
If Democrats could acknowledge it’s a political institution, they’d have a chance to harness its power.
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Unusually sycophantic behavior from federal agencies
National Archives, VOA, FDA, CDC, HHS....
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politico.com News Oct 27, 2020, Tuesday
White House science office takes credit for 'ending' pandemic as infections mount - POLITICO
It’s the latest inaccurate claim from the administration on the severity of the pandemic.
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Texas Gov. Abbott forces Harris County to close 11 mail ballot drop-off sites, leaving just one
Gov. Greg Abbott declared Thursday that counties can designate only one location to collec...
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dallasnews.com News Oct 24, 2020, Saturday
Texas Supreme Court stays order that had blocked Gov. Greg Abbott’s mail ballot drop-off limits
AUSTIN — The Texas Supreme Court on Saturday stayed a lower court’s order that had blocked Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting counties to one mail ballot...
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California GOP Caught Installing Unofficial Ballot Drop-Off Boxes for Election
One state Republican operative posted a photo of himself next to one of the very unofficia...
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latimes.com News Oct 20, 2020, Tuesday
California AG says GOP hasn't complied in ballot box inquiry - Los Angeles Times
California Republicans say their ballot drop box program has followed all regulations and accuse Democratic officials of partisan retaliation.
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Supreme Court Rules On Trump Financial Records In 2 Key Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump a big loss Thursday, ruling that he is not "...
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cbsnews.com News Oct 13, 2020, Tuesday
Trump files emergency request with Supreme Court to stop release of his tax returns - CBS News
The president is trying to keep his tax records from a grand jury.
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Pelosi to introduce legislation related to the 25th Amendment
The 25th Amendment outlines the transfer of power to the vice president if a president is ...
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nydailynews.com News Oct 08, 2020, Thursday
Pelosi plans review of Trump’s mental capacity as part of first step in 25th Amendment process - New York Daily News
The speaker’s focus on Trump’s mental health comes as sources say she has privately voiced concern this week that the president may not be of sound mind since testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
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The Trump administration knew exactly what it was doing with family separations
A government watchdog reportedly found that Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein directly push...
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vox.com Politics Oct 07, 2020, Wednesday
Top Trump administration officials reportedly lied about deliberately separating families at the border - Vox
A government watchdog reportedly found that Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein directly pushed to take children away.
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Voters Sue Gov. Greg Abbott Over Order To Close Ballot Drop-off Locations
The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Vote...
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texastribune.org Politics Oct 02, 2020, Friday
Voters Sue Gov. Greg Abbott Over Order To Close Ballot Drop-off Locations | The Texas Tribune
The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and two Texas voters asked a federal judge in Austin to overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened this week.
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How The IRS Was Gutted
An eight-year campaign to slash the agency’s budget has left it understaffed, hamstrung ...
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propublica.org News Oct 02, 2019, Wednesday
IRS: Sorry, But It’s Just Easier And Cheaper To Audit The Poor — ProPublica
Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.
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Hong Kong Activist Arrested Hours After PEN America Event
PEN America today said the arrest of Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong—just hours after his...
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pen.org Politics Sep 24, 2020, Thursday
Hong Kong Activist Arrested Hours After PEN America Event - PEN America
PEN America today said the arrest of Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong—just hours after his participation in a PEN America panel discussion on free expression.
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Final Report On Russian Interference And Ties To Trump Is Released By G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel
A nearly 1,000-page report confirmed the special counsel’s findings at a moment when Pre...
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thedailybeast.com News Sep 21, 2020, Monday
Banks Processed Paul Manafort’s Millions Despite Being Warned Transactions Were Suspicious
Files in FinCEN probe show Deutsche Bank appears to have facilitated over half of $2 trillion in suspicious transactions
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Trump Signs New Executive Order On Prescription Drug Prices
The order, which would include Medicare Part D and Part B, replaces a previous order the p...
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nytimes.com News Sep 18, 2020, Friday
A Deal On Drug Prices Undone By White House Insistence On ‘Trump Cards’ - The New York Times
The White House and the pharmaceutical industry were nearing a major deal to lower drug prices. Then the administration demanded that $100 cash cards be sent to millions of seniors before the election — and the industry balked.
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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe Resigns, Yoshihide Suga succeeding
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the w...
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2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky
The 2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky will be held on November 3, 2020, to el...
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courier-journal.com News Sep 16, 2020, Wednesday
Mitch McConnell Winning TV Air War Over Amy McGrath, Thanks To PACs
McConnell's campaign and allied PACs have purchased or booked over $25 million in TV and radio ads for the general election, more than double those backing McGrath.
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Justice Dept. Opens Criminal Inquiry Into John Bolton’s Book
Investigators are examining whether the former national security adviser illegally disclos...
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washingtonpost.com News Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Grand Jury Issues Subpoenas In Bolton Book Investigation Related To Handling Of Classified Information - The Washington Post
The former Trump national security adviser rejects any claim of wrongdoing in the politically charged case.
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South Dakota AG Fatally Struck Man With Car, Initially Told Authorities He Hit A Deer
Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday evening, the Sout...
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apnews.com News Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
South Dakota AG Was Frequent Traveler Before Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — For South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg spending Saturday driving hundreds of miles on the state’s roads was not unusual. But by this past Sunday, it was clear...
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The Man Who Refused To Spy
The F.B.I. tried to recruit an Iranian scientist as an informant. When he balked, the payb...
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newyorker.com Politics Sep 14, 2020, Monday
The Man Who Refused To Spy  | The New Yorker
The F.B.I. tried to recruit an Iranian scientist as an informant. When he balked, the payback was brutal.
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Steve Bannon was arrested on charges of defrauding through “We Build the Wall” fundraising scheme
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was arrested on charges of defrauding hun...
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washingtonpost.com News Sep 13, 2020, Sunday
How Former Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Joined Forces With A Chinese Billionaire Who Has Divided The President’s Allies - The Washington Post
Bannon has emerged as one of the biggest champions of businessman Guo Wengui, who casts himself as an anti-communist dissident, even as other critics of the Chinese government have grown skeptical of his claims.
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Those Boats In Texas Paraded At The Wrong Speed | FT Alphaville
Trump skippers ran planing hulls at displacement speed. That was a problem.
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ftalphaville.ft.com Politics Sep 08, 2020, Tuesday
Those Boats In Texas Paraded At The Wrong Speed | FT Alphaville
Trump skippers ran planing hulls at displacement speed. That was a problem.
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Don McGahn not Comply With House Democrats' Subpoena
Former White House counsel Don McGahn is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena ...
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nbcnews.com News Aug 31, 2020, Monday
Appeals Court Tosses Subpoena For Former Trump White House Lawyer McGahn
The ruling is a win for President Trump, whose administration has fought subpoenas.
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The QAnon Conspiracy Theory: A Security Threat In The Making
The QAnon conspiracy theory, which emerged in 2017, has quickly risen to prominence in the...
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ctc.usma.edu Politics Jul 31, 2020, Friday
The QAnon Conspiracy Theory: A Security Threat In The Making? – Combating Terrorism Center At West Point
Abstract: The QAnon conspiracy theory, which emerged in 2017, has quickly risen to prominence in the United States. A survey of cases of individuals who have allegedly or apparently been radicalized to criminal acts with a nexus to violence by QAnon, including one case that saw a guilty plea on a terrorism charge, makes clear that QAnon … Continued
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US Sued Over Expulsion Of Migrant Children Detained In Hotel
Legal groups sued the U.S. government Friday to try to stop the expulsion of children deta...
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npr.org News Aug 20, 2020, Thursday
Shadow Immigration System: Migrant Children Detained In Hotels By Private Contractors : NPR
The children are held at hotels, instead of shelters, until they can be put on planes to their home countries. This bypasses the normal process that gives children a chance to ask for asylum.
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Businesses to Step Up And Make Election Day A Day Off Instead Of A Classist Farce
Sarah Silverman call for BIG BUSINESSES to Step Up And Make Election Day A Day Off Instead...
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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and 4 Others Arrested In $60M Bribery Case
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others were arrested...
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daytondailynews.com News Aug 13, 2020, Thursday
Indicted Former Ohio House Speaker Will Remain On Ethics Panel
Although removed as speaker, state Rep. Larry Householder is still a member of the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee – the body that investigates and rules on ethics and lobbying matters for the Ohio General Assembly.
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John Lewis, Civil Rights Legend And Longtime Georgia Congressman, Dead At 80
John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during...
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politico.com News Aug 06, 2020, Thursday
Opinion | Voter Suppression Is Back, 55 Years After The Voting Rights Act - POLITICO
As we mourn John Lewis, it’s time to pass the new voting rights law that bears his name.
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ICE Is Forcing Out International Students, Highlighting Trump’s Agenda To Threaten Student Visas
Since Trump took office, foreign students have only faced greater challenges in coming to ...
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politico.com News Aug 01, 2020, Saturday
The Man Who Made Stephen Miller - POLITICO
Almost 20 years ago, anti-immigration activist David Horowitz cultivated an angry high-school student. Now his ideas are coming to life in the Trump administration.
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