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Rep. Richard Hudson competes against Patricia Timmons-Goodson in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District

Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., left, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., center, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, following a Republican Conference meeting. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Four-term incumbent Rep. Richard Hudson will face Democrat Patricia Timmons-Goodson in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District. The district is located in central North Carolina and includes the Montgomery, Moo...
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First-term Rep. Mikie Sherrill looks to defend her seat against Republican Rosemary Becchi in New Jersey's 11th Congressional District

Rep.Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., smiles after drawing her number during the Member-elect room lottery draw on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Sherrill drew 49 out of 85, which determines the order in which she gets to select her new Capitol Hill office. Susan Walsh/AP First-term Rep. Mikie Sherrill will face Republican Rosemary Becchi in New Jersey's 11th Congressional District. The district is located in northern New Jersey, including parts of Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Sus...
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‘Anarchist’ Seattle Makes It Official, Slashes Police Dept. Funding

With Seattle being declared a jurisdiction where anarchy is rampant, the City Council has voted to cut the police department budget. Weeks ago, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms advised Seattle residents to arm themselves. iStock-1138299265 U.S.A. –-( Barely 24 hours after the Department of Justice declared Seattle to be a jurisdiction that has “permitted violence and destruction of property to persist,” the far-left Seattle City Council made it official...
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What Senate Republicans are saying about Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power

Sen. Lindsey Graham. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Republicans on Capitol Hill were bombarded with questions on Thursday over whether they agreed with President Donald Trump's assertion that he would not necessarily accept a peaceful transition of power after the November election if he lost. Trump made the claim on the grounds of his longstanding conspiracy theories over voter fraud stemming from mail-in voting. Senate Republicans tried to strike a balance between supporting democracy ...
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Here's what Senate Republicans are saying about Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Republicans on Capitol Hill were bombarded with questions on Thursday over whether they agree with President Donald Trump's assertion that he will not necessarily accept a peaceful transition of power in the November election, if he loses. Trump made the claim on the grounds of his longstanding conspiracy theories over voter fraud stemming from voting by mail. Senate Republicans tried to strike a balance between supporting democra...
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McConnell, Pelosi dispute Trump, vow peaceful power transfer after Nov. 3 election

By AAMER MADHANI and KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders from both parties, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, swiftly pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump 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 about committing to the results. “You kno...
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GOP downplays Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transition of power: 'The President says crazy stuff'

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.
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Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power provokes outrage, rebukes on Capitol Hill

On Capitol Hill, the president’s stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election was met with outrage among Democrats — and implicit condemnation from Republicans.
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200,000 COVID dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

By JASON DEAREN | Associated Press NEW YORK — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated Press reporter, Trump was describing how he’d just publicly rebuked one of his top scientists — Dr. Robert Redfield, a virologist and head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an...
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A retired Air Force general who served as a senior military advisor to Trump just endorsed Biden for president

In this March 11, 2014, file photo, Air Force Gen. Paul Selva testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. AP Nearly 500 former national security leaders signed an open letter backing Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president. Among the signatories was retired Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, who served as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first two and a half years of the Trump administration. The letter published Thursday follows a letter signed by...
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Here's the typical career path to become a Supreme Court justice

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Most recent Supreme Court Justices have taken similar educational and career paths to the highest court in the US. Many studied law at Harvard or Yale. Some served as clerks to other judges after law school, and many were judges on circuit courts before being nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, died at 87 due to complications from ca...
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Lisa Murkowski Says She’s Open to Confirming SCOTUS Nominee before Election

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) said on Tuesday that she wouldn't rule out voting to confirm President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court before election day.Murkowski initially opposed a vote before the elections, along with fellow moderate Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine). The GOP holds a 53-seat majority in the Senate, and with only Collins and Murkowski in opposition, Republicans were planning to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as fast as possible."I know...
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Coronavirus: 90% of Americans have not been exposed to Covid-19, CDC director warns

CDC Director Robert Redfield tells Capitol Hill ‘more than 90% of the population’ remains susceptible to the novel coronavirus
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'You are not listening': Fauci tells Rand Paul that he is 'alone' in vouching for herd immunity over coronavirus lockdowns

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. and Dr. Anthony Fauci. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. and Dr. Anthony Fauci had a tense exchange on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. During a Senate hearing on the nation's coronavirus response, Paul tried to argue that the same number of Americans would've died of COVID-19 even if states hadn't enforced any shutdown measures. The US death toll has crossed 201,000. In particular, Paul claimed lockdowns do not work because New York City had t...
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True Velocity’s Advanced Manufacturing, Potential to Reinvent Ammunition Supply Chain

True Velocity Unveils Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities With Potential to Reinvent Ammunition Supply Chain. U.S. leadership on Capitol Hill debate modernization of weapons and ammunition manufacturing and logistics. GARLAND, Texas – -( Texas-based True Velocity, an advanced manufacturing and technology company specializing in small-arms ammunition, is introducing new technology and proprietary solutions to help armed forces streamline ammunition production and logistics from a...
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Congress's failure to pass a stimulus package carries devastating consequences for millions of unemployed workers and small businesses

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks off the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Congress is gearing up for a major Supreme Court nomination battle, absorbing most of the attention away from another coronavirus relief bill. The GOP's swift action on the high court appointment is a stark contrast to their reluctance to approve additional stimulus spending earlier this year. "It's like coasting up a mountain where ev...
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Seattle City Council Votes to Cut Some Police Jobs and Funding, Overriding Mayor’s Veto

The Seattle City Council voted on Tuesday to cut a number of police positions and some funding for the city's law enforcement, overriding a veto on the proposal from Mayor Jenny Durkan.Calls to defund the police department entirely arose following the death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during his arrest by officers in Minneapolis. Demonstrators in Seattle set up an "autonomous zone" without police in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood for several weeks in June, but t...
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Palmdale’s mayoral hopefuls square off over public safety, homelessness, business growth

Palmdale: Mayor Incumbent: Mayor Steve Hofbauer, 66, is married, has two children, four grandchildren and a 90-year-old mom. The retired fireman has served on the council since 2003, but started as a planning commission in 1992. In 2018, he was elected mayor. Hofbauer attended several colleges and universities to further his specialized education in the fields of EMS, fire and building codes, disaster and incident management and fire inspection and investigation. He is on numerous county, stat...
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Lawmakers set sights on CDC after latest mishap

The posting and removal of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on airborne transmission for coronavirus prompted a flurry of questions from Capitol Hill this week, with both sides of the aisle reaching out for answers on what happened.
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U.S. airlines make urgent call for new bailout ahead of October 1 job cuts

Major U.S. airlines launched a last-ditch bid to persuade Congress to grant them a new $25 billion bailout to help avert tens of thousands of employee furloughs set to begin Oct. 1. The chief executives of American Airlines , United Airlines and JetBlue Airways and major aviation unions held a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon calling for a six-month extension of a payroll support program that consisted primarily of grants in exchange for keeping workers on the payroll. ...
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Seattle hires convicted pimp as new 'street czar' to help police interact with protesters

Seattle has hired a convicted pimp as a new "street czar" to help the city come up with policing alternatives after months of unrest between protesters and officers. Andre Taylor, who once appeared in a documentary called "American Pimp", will help the city provide “urgent de-escalation” to the city's Capitol Hill area, the epicentre of recent protests, under his new contract. As part of his role he will also come up with recommendations on community engagement and policing alternatives. It ...
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Is Everything Okay?

Working on Capitol Hill, my husband was under constant pressure. After one late-night session, he came home exhausted and went straight to bed. When I turned out the light, he sat up in a panic. "Is everything okay in the house?" he asked. "Yes, honey," I answered. "I locked the doors and turned down the heat." "That's good," he said, lying back down, his eyelids heavy. "What about the Senate?" -- from Reader's Digest, "Life in These United States," by Marilyn Daines Received from Doc's Daily Ch...
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Wall Street joins global tumble, S&P 500 down more than 2%

By Stan Choe | The Associated Press Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street Monday, joining a global tumble for markets as the S&P 500 sinks more than 2%. Losses began in Asia as soon as trading opened for the week, and they accelerated in Europe on worries about the possibility of tougher restrictions there to stem rising coronavirus counts. In the U.S., both stocks and Treasury yields weakened, while prices sank for oil and many other commodities a healthy economy would demand. The S&P 500 w...
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Dems Balk at Using Their Biggest Weapon in SCOTUS Fight

Facing what they acknowledge to be a nearly impossible task of blocking President Donald Trump from filling a Supreme Court vacancy, Senate Democrats are divided over what precise tactics they should deploy in the days and weeks ahead.On a caucus call Saturday, members laid out two types of approaches that they thought would best suit the party in its efforts to stop the president from filling the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer. On...
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State revenue loss due to COVID-19 not as bad as feared

Most states' final quarter of fiscal year 2020 took a revenue hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But their annual tax collections, which were probably mostly electronic instead of as official state quarters, wasn't as bad as many had feared. (Photo — and coin collection — by Kay Bell) Most states wrapped up their 2020 fiscal year (FY) on June 30. As you might expect, those annual financial numbers were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. What is surprising, however, is that states' revenue ...
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Nancy Pelosi won't rule out impeachment to block a Trump Supreme Court nominee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks with reporters during her weekly news conference on September 18, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't rule out impeachment proceedings to block a Trump Supreme Court nominee from replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On Sunday, Pelosi appeared on ABC's "This Week," to speak with George Stephanopoulos about Ginsburg and the Supreme Court nomination process. When asked what tools Pelosi and House Democrats would employ to ...
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GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski confirms she opposes a vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee before the election

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) speaks to members of the press as she arrives at a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at Hart Senate Office Building August 4, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska on Sunday confirmed that she opposed an effort to vote on a new nominee to the Supreme Court until after the November 3 election.  On Saturday, Maine Sen. Susan Collins, also a Republican, similarly said a vote on a Ginsburg replacement ...
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Jerry Nadler says Democrats should 'immediately' move to expand the Supreme Court if the GOP pushes a lame duck vote

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) questions Attorney General William Barr at a hearing in July. MATT MCCLAIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Image House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler voiced support for adding new justices to the US Supreme Court if Senate Republicans fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a lame duck session. "Filling the SCOTUS vacancy during a lame duck session, after the American people have voted for new leadership, is undemo...
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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could reshape the presidential campaign

By STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press NEW YORK — A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were beginning to cast ballots. For months, the contest has largely centered on President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, the biggest public health crisis in a century that has badly damaged his prospects for reel...
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Supreme Court Justices mourn the death but praise the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include the new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court building in Washington. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Asso...
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