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Supreme Court Rules On Trump Financial Records In 2 Key Cases
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apnews.com Jul 09, 2020
Court rulings keep Trump's financial records private for now
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump's financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the...
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Joe Biden: 2020 Presidential Campaign
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nbcnews.com Jul 08, 2020
Democratic task forces send Biden a progressive policy roadmap
The recommendations reflect areas of consensus reached after weeks of deliberations between allies of the presumptive Democratic nominee and Bernie Sanders.
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Companies Owned by West Virginia Billionaire Governor Jim Justice Received up to $24 Million in Bailout Loans
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Trump's Deep Swamp
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propublica.org Jul 06, 2020
Trump Friends and Family Cleared for Millions in Small Business Bailout — ProPublica
Beneficiaries of the PPP included a lettuce farming venture backed by Trump’s son, Kushner companies, and a dentist who golfs with the president. The figures were released after a lawsuit by several news organizations, including ProPublica.
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The Supreme Court could force taxpayers to subsidize religious schools.
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nytimes.com Jun 30, 2020
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Religious Schools More Access to State Aid - The New York Times
Religious schools are not exempt from access to scholarships and funds intended for private schools, the justices ruled, in a victory for conservatives.
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2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky
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npr.org Jun 30, 2020
Amy McGrath Wins In Kentucky Senate Democratic Primary : NPR
Retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath has beaten state Rep. Charles Booker, The Associated Press projects. McGrath will now face Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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DC STATEHOOD BILL TO BE VOTED
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cnn.com Jun 26, 2020
House Democrats pass DC statehood bill Friday - CNNPolitics
House Democrats approved a bill to admit Washington, DC, as a state on Friday, marking the first time either chamber of Congress has advanced a DC statehood measure.
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The 2020 United States presidential election
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reuters.com Jun 23, 2020
Exclusive: Dozens of Republican former U.S. national security officials to back Biden - Reuters
Dozens of Republican former U.S. national security officials are forming a group that will back Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, people familiar with the effort said, in a further sign that President Donald Trump has alienated some members of his own party.
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Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims accuses Republicans of secretly exposing Democrats to Covid-19
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nytimes.com May 28, 2020
Andrew Lewis Had Coronavirus. Nobody Told Democrats Exposed to Him. - The New York Times
Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania said Republicans were trying to avoid political embarrassment. “How dare you put our lives at risk,” said one outraged Democrat.
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Coronavirus stock sales probe
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nbcnews.com May 27, 2020
Justice Department drops insider trading investigations of three senators
The Republican and Democratic senators were being investigated after they sold off stocks following early briefings on the coronavirus.
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Andrew Yang: 2020 Presidential Campaign
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Controversial Use Of Force Inside ICE Detention Center
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nytimes.com May 15, 2020
‘Everybody Was Sick’: Inside an ICE Detention Center - The New York Times
Like jails, ICE facilities are faced with tough decisions as to how to keep their dense populations safe.
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Supreme Court Arguments On Trump Taxes, Finances
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apnews.com May 12, 2020
Supreme Court hearing clash over Trump tax, bank records
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up President Donald Trump’s bid to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major clash over presidential accountability that could affect...
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National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President
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Pence staff threatens action against reporter who tweeted about visit to clinic without surgical mask - The Washington Post
A Voice of America journalist disclosed planning memo details after the trip. Pence’s office deemed it a violation of an off-the-record agreement.
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The Trump Impeachment
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reuters.com Feb 28, 2020
Trump wins bid to block McGahn testimony sought by House Democrats - Reuters
A divided U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a major legal victory on Friday by dismissing a Democratic-led congressional panel's lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former White House Counsel Donald McGahn.
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Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution
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abcnews.go.com Feb 13, 2020
House passes resolution that would dissolve Equal Rights Amendment deadline - ABC News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Thursday that would pave the way for the long-developing Equal Rights Amendment.
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Supreme Court bars lawsuit over cross-border shooting of Mexican teen
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aclu.org Feb 25, 2020
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Ruling in Cross-Border Shooting Case | American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON — In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a family of a Mexican teenager killed in a cross-border shooting cannot sue the agent for damages under the Constitution.
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Data breach hits DISA overseeing White House communications
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bbc.com Feb 20, 2020
Data breach hits agency overseeing White House communications - BBC News
The personal data of about 200,000 people is exposed in a cyber-attack.
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Housing Crisis in California
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motherjones.com Feb 21, 2020
In the UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike, Class War Meets the California Housing Crisis – Mother Jones
"Everyone is so damn desperate. A lot of us are one paycheck away from homelessness."
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Russia aiding President Trump in the 2020 election
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nytimes.com Feb 20, 2020
Russia Backs Trump’s Re-election, and He Fears Democrats Will Exploit Its Support - The New York Times
A classified briefing to lawmakers angered the president, who complained that Democrats would “weaponize” the disclosure.
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On 5-4 vote, Supreme Court lets Trump administration start enforcing new immigrant wealth test
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bloomberg.com Greg Stohr Jan 27, 2020
Trump’s Immigrant Wealth Test Cleared to Start by Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared President Donald Trump’s administration to start enforcing its new immigrant wealth test, designed to screen out Green Card applicants seen as being at risk of becoming dependent on government benefits.
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Democracy has eroded since Citizens United
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citizen.org Alan Zibel Jan 21, 2020
Oligarch Overload: How Ultra-Rich Donors Have Flooded American Politics With Cash Since Citizens United- Public Citizen
Just 25 ultra-rich individual political donors, including numerous billionaires, have poured nearly $1.4 billion into super PACs in the decade since the U.S. Supreme Court opened the doors to a massive influx of big money in politics.
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Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency
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"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target
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axios.com Stef W. Kight, Jonathan Swan Jan 19, 2020
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target - Axios
It's one step in Trump's plans to make it harder for immigrants to benefit from birthright citizenship.