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    Reuters September 24, 2020 0 Comments Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that could be voted on next week, a key lawmaker said on Thursday, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated that she is ready to negotiate with the White House. With formal COVID-19...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — President Donald Trump continues to question the validity of mail-in ballots, suggesting that he might not give up his office if Joe Biden wins because of them. That brought a swift response from both sides in Pennsylvania following the question at Wednesday’s press conference. Reporter: Will you commit today to a peaceful...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a blow Thursday to Republicans in the legal fight over the deadline for mailed ballots in the presidential battleground state. The court, which has a 5-2 Democratic majority, rejected without comment a request by Republicans to put on hold its decision to extend the deadline for...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a blow Thursday to Republicans in the legal fight over the deadline for mailed ballots in the presidential battleground state. The court, which has a 5-2 Democratic majority, rejected without comment a request by Republicans to put on hold its decision to extend the deadline for receiving...
    WASHINGTON – The House has approved a modest bill to promote “clean energy” and increase energy efficiency while phasing out the use of coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming. The bill boosts renewable energy such as solar and wind power, sets stricter energy efficiency standards for...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a modest bill to promote “clean energy” and increase energy efficiency while phasing out the use of coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming. The bill boosts renewable energy such as solar and wind power, sets stricter energy efficiency standards...
    If Donald Trump gets his way and rams an arch-conservative Federalist Society minion on to the Supreme Court, we all know that Roe v. Wade will immediately be in the crosshairs. But if these Republicans in robes do eviscerate the reproductive rights that have been enshrined into American law for nearly half a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Vice President Mike Pence visited Minneapolis Thursday. He is scheduled to speak at an event called “Cops for Trump.” The vice president is focusing his message on public safety. In fact, just before that scheduled event, he made an unscheduled stop at a hair salon burned down during the unrest following George...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail:   LEADING THE DAY:  Washington is on...
    There seems to be one Republican aware that COVID-19 relief is still necessary, possibly because all his Wall Street friends have been looking at the prolonged economic disaster it’s becoming and freaking out. Whatever the reason, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has been a willing negotiator with congressional Democratic leadership. He told the Senate Banking Committee...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful presidential transition Wednesday comes as Republicans across the country are taking concrete steps that threaten to undermine the integrity of the election, particularly in key battleground states.Trump's comments about the transition were only the latest instance where he's actively sought to sow doubt into the legitimacy...
    Republican voter registrations in the battleground state of Florida are closing in on Democratic numbers after Republicans hit a party record with nearly 58,800 new voter registrations, Politico reported. A total of 5,020,199 Floridians were registered Republican as of Aug. 31, compared to 5,203,795 registered Democrats, according to data on the Florida Department of State website. TRUMP...
    Ashley Moody. Florida Republicans always have a plan to keep preventing citizens from exercising their right to vote, and this week is no different.  The state’s attorney general, Ashley Moody, asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI to investigate the $16 million raised by Michael Bloomberg to pay off court debts so...
    When it comes to the issue of abortion rights, America’s 50 states hold widely differing views and don’t break down along red-blue lines as predictably as one might expect. That might be good news for former Vice President Joe Biden. As the nation prepares for an epic battle over a Supreme Court nomination to replace...
    via ABC ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl laid out a scenario that would put “enormous pressure” on Republicans to not confirm a nominee to replace former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In this week’s episode of The Interview, Mediaite’s Aidan McLaughlin asked Karl what should be expected in the next few months regarding...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said President Donald Trump will accept the results of a 'free and fair' election – a day after the president refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. McEnany was grilled repeatedly Thursday about the president's statement – which raised enough concerns that it prompted early pushback from...
    What kind of economic growth can we expect if Joe Biden wins the presidency in November and Democrats sweep Congress? And how does it compare to a hypothetical Trump victory and a Republican sweep? The boffins at Moody’s Analytics took a look at the likely impact of economic policy in both scenarios and came up...
    The Republican Party in Florida registered nearly 58,000 new voters in the month of August, far more than Democrats did. According to Politico, Republicans in Florida are going full speed ahead in the swing state as they try to out-hustle Democrats and help elect President Donald Trump in November to a second term. Florida is...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., now says she’s not considering a fresh round of impeachment charges against President Trump as a tool to delay a Supreme Court confirmation vote. “I don’t think he’s worth the trouble at this point,” she told reporters Thursday, which also marked the one-year anniversary of the speaker announcing the first impeachment...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the government’s top priorities in any new economic relief package should be to provide affordable loans to small businesses and further support for millions of Americans who remain unemployed. With the prospects for any new federal aid package appearing...
    By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the government’s top priorities in any new economic relief package should be to provide affordable loans to small businesses and further support for millions of Americans who remain unemployed. With the prospects for...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans on Thursday repudiated President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and assured American voters that November’s election outcome will be accepted....
    Republican voter registration is surging in Florida narrowing a historical Democratic advantage in the swing state ahead of the Nov. 3 election. In August, Republicans added a GOP record of about 58,000 new voters, Politico reported, or 41 percent more than new Democrats in Florida. “Florida looking good!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning after the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City These days, the odds of getting help from the Republican-led Senate aren’t ever in the MTA’s favor — and that has Pat Foye fuming. The chair of the cash-strapped public transit authority for the New York...
    Several key members of the Republican Party announced Thursday that they are committed to ensuring that there will be a peaceful transfer of power if Donald Trump loses the election to Joe Biden, Politico reported. The statements come following remarks that the president made that suggest he’s not going to willingly cede power if he...
    Two Minnesota Republicans have filed a lawsuit against the state over its decision to count ballots that are received a week after the Nov. 3 presidential election. Secretary of State Steve Simon signed a consent decree in August that agreed to allow Minnesota to count ballots "validly cast and postmarked on or before Election Day but received by...
    Two top Republicans are pushing for FBI and Justice Department investigations into a series of wire transfers that Chinese and Russian businesspeople made to Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter Thursday to FBI Director Christopher Wray...
    Caroline Brehman/Congressional Quarterly/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham said during a Fox News appearance on Thursday that he plans to get a ninth Supreme Court justice through the committee process before November 3 so that the court would...
    Republican voter registration is surging in Florida narrowing a historical Democratic advantage in the swing state ahead of the Nov. 3 election. In August, Republicans added a GOP record of about 58,000 new voters, Politico reported, or 41 percent more than new Democrats in Florida. “Florida looking good!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning after the story...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power was mostly dismissed by Republicans on Capitol Hill, with many downplaying the remarks as merely rhetoric and others deflecting questions about a comment that Democrats fear could threaten a fundamental principle of American democracy. "The President says crazy stuff. We've always...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis called for investigations Wednesday into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joining the effort to help Florida felons pay outstanding legal fees so they can register to vote in November. Moody, saying her office was acting at...
    MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday that President Donald Trump wants to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg because he is engineering a “a coup” and trying to “guarantee … his reelection.” “He has, in fact, put in place how he can checkmate American...
    Not gonna go there, are you Sen. Ernst? Remember one year ago, and the lengths Republican senators would go to to avoid answering a simple question? Then it was "Is asking foreign leaders to investigate rivals okay?" Now it's "What's the difference between 2016 and now with Supreme Court justices?" They still don't have a...
    WHITE HOUSE - Leading Republicans are stressing the importance of a peaceful transition of power in the U.S., a day after President Donald Trump declined to commit to one if he loses his bid for re-election to Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden.     “We’re going to have to see what happens,” said the president...
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.Trump said during a Wednesday news conference, "We're going to have to see what happens," responding to a question. "You know...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. Trump said during a Wednesday news conference, “We’re going to have to see what happens,” responding to a question....
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican state representative and a GOP activist are challenging an agreement to accept mail-in ballots in Minnesota that arrive up to a week after the November election, adding to the nationwide legal fight over voting rules before the presidential election. Rep. Eric Lucero and Ramsey County activist James Carson,...
    By Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined other Republican lawmakers in rallying to the defense of constitutional government on Thursday, after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power following the Nov. 3 election. "The winner of the November 3rd election will be...
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that “good conscience” Republicans should step down after President Trump told reporters he would have to “see what happens” with election results before committing to a peaceful transfer of power. “We're going to have to see what happens," Trump said during the White House news conference when asked if he would...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The number of absentee ballot requests in Maine has topped 233,000, and Democrats continue to outnumber Republicans in requesting the ballots. As of Tuesday, 233,438 voters had requested an absentee ballot; that’s an increase of more than 42,000 from the previous week, the secretary of state’s office said. Because of the...
    President Trump on Thursday praised potential Supreme Court pick, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, during an appearance on the "Brian Kilmeade Show" on Fox News Radio, although he said he had not yet made up his mind on the selection and said he is considering five women for the seat opened by...
    A handful of Republicans scolded President Trump for refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose November's presidential election. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Steve Stivers of Ohio all responded on social media emphasizing the importance of a "peaceful transition of power" hours after...
    New data from the Florida Division of Elections indicate that Republicans have made progress in closing the longstanding voter registration gap with Democrats in the state, Politico reported Thursday.  Campaigns led by President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable'...
    Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot MORE (R-S.C.) said Thursday morning that Republicans would accept any clear electoral result in November...
    Both Republicans on the five-person North Carolina State Board of Elections submitted their resignations on Wednesday night, saying they were misled about the ramifications of the board's recent legal settlement making rules governing absentee ballots less restrictive. "Regarding the settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by the North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans...