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Democratic Sen. Doug Jones faces a tough reelection fight against Tommy Tuberville in Alabama

2020 Alabama Republican US Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville AP Photo/John Minchillo, File Sen. Doug Jones, the lone Democratic Senator from the Deep South, is running for a full term against Tommy Tuberville in Alabama.  Jones narrowly won a December 2017 special election to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions, but now faces much tougher odds against Tuberville.  Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, has earned President Donald Trump's endorsement, and easily defeated Session...
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Democratic Senator Gary Peters faces Republican John James in Michigan

John James speaks in Detroit, Michigan after winning his primary election in August 2018. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Republican John James is challenging Democratic Sen. Gary Peters for US Senate in Michigan. For Democrats, ensuring that Peters keeps his seat will be key to winning back the Senate majority as they play offense to defeat Republicans in several other states. James previously unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018. Still, his compelling background and fundrais...
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10 senators are at risk of losing reelection. It may be enough to give Democrats a majority in Congress.

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
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10 incumbent senators most at risk of losing reelection in 2020

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
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The White House is expected to announce massive disaster relief for Puerto Rico 3 years after Trump tossed paper towels to survivors of Hurricane Maria

U.S. President Donald Trump walks off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House returning from California after viewing damage from that state's wildfires on November 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump is expected to announce major disaster aid packages for Puerto Rico on Friday, CBS reporter David Begnaud reported. The package would come three years after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island.  Most of the money is expecte...
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'What a despicable man': Schumer rips into Trump for saying the coronavirus death toll would be lower if the US ignored Democratic states

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor, denouncing President Donald Trump's recent comments on the COVID-19 death toll. "The blue states had tremendous death rates," Trump said at a White House news briefing on Wednesday. "If you take the blue states out, we are at a level I don't think anybody in the world would be at." "What a disgrace! It'...
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Biden just unveiled a proposal to allow parents with kids under age 17 to receive up to $300 in monthly federal payments during the pandemic

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Joe Biden rolled out a tax proposal to temporarily expand the child tax credit so it can better benefit families during the pandemic — and allow people to opt for monthly federal payments. It would bump the annual tax credit to $3,000 for children under 17, plus an additional $600 for children under age 6. Ernie Tedeschi, a policy economist at Evercore ISI, said the monthly payment element could strengthen families' budgets, comparing it to a stimulus che...
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Schumer Unleashes Unflattering Monikers On Trump And McConnell Amid COVID Relief Stalemate

A group of congressional Democrats flanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at her usual Thursday press conference, with freshmen and party leaders alike laying out the grim realities of a country plagued by COVID-19. Of the group, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) came out the most aggressive. On President Donald Trump, Schumer said: “What a despicable man, how low can you go?” And referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “The keeper of the graveyard.” (Though i...
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James Comey will testify before Senate one month before election, because 2020 wasn't 2016 enough already

Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30, which is just about one month before the presidential election. The GOP keeps trying to gin up the lie that Comey and the FBI under his direction conspired against Donald Trump in 2016. From the Associated Press: Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham's investigation into the origins of the Justice Dep...
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‘It’s Not A Belief System, It’s Data’: Gov. Newsom Emphasizes Wildfires Show Reality Of Climate Change

(CNN) — Firefighters are making tremendous progress combating the huge wildfire complexes afflicting California — but the real battle is against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The average temperatures in the Golden State have increased by three degrees since 1980, illustrated most recently with the hottest August in recorded state history, according to Newsom. “The fundamental facts cannot be denied,” Newsom said. “The trendlines are not going in the right direction.” The gove...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Climate Change, California, Oregon, Senate, White House, California News, Cnn, Salem, West Coast, Farm Bureau, Lake Tahoe, Donald Trump, American Farm Bureau Federation


Economic recovery trackers stumble as Labor Day boost fades and demand wavers

John Lamparski/Getty Images Various metrics tracking the US economic reopening pared gains after Labor Day spending proved short-lived. The holiday weekend lifted Goldman Sachs' reopening scale to five out of 10 last week as spending on restaurants, hotels, and travel improved. The gauge sank back to four out of 10 this week, with the bank citing losses in several back-to-normal categories including sports TV ratings and commute times. Oxford Economics' recovery tracker erased late-August...
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Meadows: CDC Chief’s 2021 Vaccine Timeline ‘Not Based’ On Info From Those ‘Closest To The Process’

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows asserted on Thursday morning that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield didn’t have his facts straight when he told Congress that a COVID-19 vaccine wouldn’t be widely available until 2021, contradicting President Donald Trump’s insistence that the vaccine would be ready in October. When the hosts of “Fox and Friends” asked who was correct, Meadows claimed it was Trump “based on what I know behind the scenes, how quic...
Tags: News, Congress, Cdc, Senate, White House, Fox, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Trump, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Redfield, Meadows, Mark Meadows, Cristina Cabrera, Robert Redfield, TV Clip


US weekly jobless claims decline to 860,000 amid signs of economic recovery

Spencer Platt/Getty Images New US jobless claims for the week that ended Saturday totaled 860,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That came in slightly above the consensus economist estimate of 850,000, but marked an encouraging decline from the prior week. Continuing claims, the aggregate total of people receiving unemployment benefits, amounted to 12.6 million for the week that ended September 5. That was lower than economist forecasts, and also slid from the week before. Visit Bus...
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5 takeaways from the US coronavirus vaccine plan

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Today in healthcare news: American Well is set to make its public-market debut after raising $742 million by pricing at $18 a share on Wednesday night. Elsewhere: What you need to know about the plan to get Americans vaccinated, when the director of the CDC expects every...
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Thursday Thinkpiece: Trump, Twitter & the Law

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Trump, Twitter & The Law Author: Sheldon Burshtein ISBN: 978-1-988824-61-1 (Trade Paperback) Publisher: Durvile Page Count: 796 Publication Date: September 1, 2020 Regular Price: $49.95 (Paperback) Excerpt...
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How an entire nation embraced toxic bleach as a COVID-19 miracle cure after a tide of misinformation that authorities couldn't counter

Danilo Balderrama/REUTERS; Samantha Lee/Business Insider In Bolivia, lawmakers are pushing through a bill legalizing a form of toxic bleach, chlorine dioxide, as a COVID-19 treatment despite opposition from the country's health ministry.  The substance is called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) by a network of alternative medicine advocates. Scientists and doctors say it has no medical value, and can be deadly. Across the country, reports are emerging of injuries and deaths of people consum...
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Trump Claims He Called CDC Director To Correct Him On COVID Vaccine Timeline

President Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he called the Centers for Disease Control director to remind him that a COVID-19 vaccine would be available before the November election. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield testified before the Senate Wednesday morning that a COVID-19 vaccine would likely not have widespread availability to the public until mid-2021. But Trump told reporters on Wednesday that Redfield had been “confused” when he made the statement. “I think he made a mistake when...
Tags: News, Cdc, Senate, White House, Vaccine, Trump, HHS, Centers for Disease Control, Redfield, Robert Redfield, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Even Trump’s CDC Director Thinks Masks Might Be More Effective Than Vaccine

CDC director Robert Redfield reiterated the importance of mask-wearing during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, just as the Trump administration released detailed plans for the nationwide distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months just in time for the November presidential election. While speaking at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Redfield urged the public to practice mask-wearing as he noted that an eventual COVID-19 vaccine isn’t guaranteed to have 100% efficacy — more like an immu...
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Trump insists October vaccine possible despite CDC director's caution – live

President says at briefing: ‘I’m just telling you we’re ready to go’CDC: vaccine will not be widely available until mid- to late 2021HHS spokesperson taking leave of absence amid controversySign up for our First Thing newsletter 11.27pm BST Before ending the conference, Donald Trump confirmed that a White House staffer has tested positive for Covid-19. The president said that he did not have any personal contact with the staffer. Earlier today, a White House pool reporter said she was told b...
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CDC director Robert Redfield said face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images CDC director Robert Redfield said on Wednesday that wearing a mask might be "more guaranteed" to protect an individual from the coronavirus than a vaccine.  Redfield's comments came in response to a Senator's question about whether President Trump is undercutting coronavirus-prevention efforts by...
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Even Trump’s CDC Director Thinks Masks Might Be More Effective Than POTUS-Rushed Vaccine

CDC director Robert Redfield reiterated the importance of mask-wearing during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, just as the Trump administration released detailed plans for the nationwide distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months just in time for the November presidential election. While speaking at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Redfield urged the public to practice mask-wearing as he noted that an eventual COVID-19 vaccine isn’t guaranteed to have 100% efficacy — more like an immu...
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White House press secretary mocks CNN reporter's basic question about Trump's healthcare plan and tells her to 'come work here at the White House' if she wants information

Kayleigh McEnany takes a question from CNN's Kaitlan Collins on Wednesday. Screenshot/Fox News The White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, on Wednesday dismissed a CNN reporter's questions about which administration officials were working on a long-delayed healthcare plan. "I'm not going to give you a readout of what our healthcare plan looks like and who's working on it," McEnany told the reporter. "If you want to know, come work here at the White House." President Donald Trump...
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Feds outline plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all in US

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sket...
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Voters see Biden as more moderate than Trump, suggesting his attacks that Biden is a 'Trojan horse' for the 'radical left' aren't working

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Voters view Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as more moderate than President Donald Trump, a new poll found. While 21% ranked Biden as a "moderate," only 8% percent did the same for Trump. The results suggest that Trump's campaign tactics to characterize Biden as a tool of "radical socialists" have not yet proved effective.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Voters perceive Democratic nominee J...
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Without Details, Congress Looks to Punt on Spending Plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speak to the media after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Capitol Hill in Washington on Aug. 5, 2020. With lawmakers yet again scheming how to keep the lights on, there’s a lot of wiggle room in what is considered a “clean” extension these days in Washington. Negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are focused on a so-cal...
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Trump calls on Republicans to 'go for the much higher numbers' on stimulus checks, opening the door to backing bigger direct payments

Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump urged Republicans on Wednesday to send stimulus checks larger than $1,200 to shore up the coronavirus-ravaged economy. "Go for the much higher numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the USA anyway (one way or another!)," he said. A second round of direct payments is among the few areas of agreement between Republicans, Democrats, and Trump. But that measure was omitted in the latest slimmed-down coronavirus relief proposal from ...
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CDC director Robert Redfield just told Senators that most Americans won't get a coronavirus vaccine until summer or fall 2021

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021."  That contradicts the timeline that Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health and Human Ser...
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CDC director Robert Redfield suggests face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images CDC director Robert Redfield said on Wednesday that wearing a mask might be "more guaranteed" to protect an individual from the coronavirus than a vaccine.  Redfield's comments came in response to a Senator's question about whether President Trump is undercutting coronavirus-prevention efforts by...
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A Republican who posed in a QAnon shirt and tweeted the conspiracy theory's hashtag just won a Senate primary in Delaware

A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag visits Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 1, 2020. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Lauren Witzke, a far-right activist who's previously expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, won the Republican primary for a US Senate seat in Delaware on Tuesday.  Witzke has posed in a QAnon-branded t-shirt and repeatedly tweeted out the QAnon motto, WWG1WGA, which stands for Where We Go One We Go All. In January, however, Witzke told the As...
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