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DNI Warns For The First Time That Russia Wants To Damage Biden In The 2020 Election

The Russian government is supporting efforts to damage Joe Biden and boost President Trump, counterintelligence chief William Evanina said on Friday. The statement from Evanina also says that China”prefers” for Trump to lose re-election to Biden. The new announcement comes two weeks after Evanina released a similar, but less specific statement warning of interference by Russia, China, and Iran in the November elections. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly chastised Evanina las...
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Republicans offer $400/week unemployment benefits, but stimulus bill talks remain divided

Republicans and Democrats still remain sharply divided over a replacement for the coronavirus relief bill that expired last week.When the last stimulus bill expired at the end of July, so did the $600/week boost to unemployment benefits that millions of out-work Americans have relied on since the beginning of the pandemic. Extending those benefits still remains a point of contention as Republicans offer a $400/week concession and Democrats stay firm at $600, among other disagreements, Politico r...
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Mnuchin, Meadows Return To Unemployment Negotiations With A Fractured Caucus Behind Them

As the four lead negotiators enter their seventh meeting Tuesday afternoon on COVID-19 relief measures, almost no progress has been made on the negotiation’s central tenet: the unemployment insurance benefit, a $600 a week safety net that officially expired for over 30 million Americans on Friday. Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have insisted that the benefit be extended for the foreseeable duration of the pandemic. Pelosi’s ...
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Sen. Murkowski Says Confirming Supreme Court Nominee in 2020 Would Be ‘Double Standard’

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent health problems have revealed a rift among Senate Republicans over what to do if a Supreme Court seat becomes vacant before the end of President Trump’s first term.While Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) has indicated his intent to fill any Supreme Court vacancies in 2020, other Republicans are more hesitant.Senator Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska), expressed concern that confirming a Trump nominee before the end of the president’s term would create...
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Trump says with increased mail-in voting, it could take 'years' to know who won the election

President Trump on Thursday evening claimed that if more people are able to vote by mail, it could take "years" to find out the winner of the 2020 presidential election.On Thursday morning, Trump floated the possibility of postponing the election rather than letting more people vote by mail amid the pandemic. Under the Constitution, Congress has the power to set the date for voting, and Trump's idea was quickly batted down by top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...
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Trump floats November election delay, but it won’t happen

By ZEKE MILLER  and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is for the first time publicly floating a “delay” to the Nov. 3 presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud. The date of the presidential election — the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in every fourth year — is enshrined in federal law and would require an act of Congress to change, including agreement from the Democratic-controlled House of Repres...
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Mitch McConnell is in a terrible negotiating position on COVID-19 relief

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released a $1 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Monday, days later than planned thanks to divisions within his own caucus. McConnell acknowledged this "embarrassing setback for the party at a critical moment," Politico reports, conceding that not all Senate Republicans will vote for his bill, "which is as close to a tell as McConnell gets to admitting his cards aren't very strong." Other Senate Republicans were more blunt."At the end of the day, [Mc...
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Mnuchin Blames Dems For No Payroll Tax Cut In COVID Bill Despite GOP’s Rejection Of It

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday downplayed the GOP’s rejection to including a payroll tax cut in the next COVID relief bill by shifting the blame to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). On Thursday, President Trump in a tweet attempted to blame Democrats after Senate Republicans rejected a payroll-tax cut in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill that they had been working on with the White House. Last week, Trump told Fox News that he mi...
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McConnell Says He Hopes COVID Relief Bill Will Go To House In ‘Two To Three Weeks’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he hopes an overdue coronavirus relief bill will be able to reach the House in the next “two to three weeks.” “Hopefully in the next two to three weeks we’ll be able to come together and pass something that we can send over to the House and down to the President for signature,” McConnell told WKTY, a CNN- affiliate station in Kentucky, in an interview published Friday evening. McConnell told WKTY that he will begin talking to Demo...
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ATL Mayor Brings Gun Control Credentials to Moms Demand Veepstakes

By Larry Keane Atlanta Mayor Keisha brags about her strict gun control measures in a bid to become Biden's running mate in the so-called, “veepstakes”. IMG Stock photo ID:884183728 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Atlanta Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms soared to the national spotlight following her speech to her city’s rioters and looters to “Stay home!” earlier this year. Democrats took notice and she’s on the shortlist as a candidate to be presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s run...
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House Dems Accuse Trump Admin Of Downplaying Election Interference

Congressional Democrats and the Trump Administration released dueling statements about election interference on Friday, as top Dem leadership hit out at the President’s election security czar for underplaying the seriousness of the threat. Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center William Evanina issued a statement on Friday saying that Russia, China, and Iran posed threats to this year’s election as they “continue to use influence measures in social and traditional med...
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Pelosi, Schumer Call Out GOP And White House For ‘Disarray’ And ‘Delay’ On COVID Relief

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) ripped Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the White House for their “months-long disarray and delay” on delivering a proposal for a coronavirus relief package.  In a join statement Friday, the Democratic leaders urged McConnell to “get serious,” adding that Republicans would to be to blame for millions of Americans losing their unemployment insurance as as enhanced unemployment benefits are poised...
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Republicans face unemployment renewal 'time crunch of their own making'

Republicans have wrapped a week of coronavirus relief bill discussions seemingly no closer to an agreement.The GOP has spent the week discussing the next CARES Act and the unemployment boost that expires at the end of the month, but haven't yet agreed with a party-wide approach to replace it. As Bloomberg's Steven Dennis writes, it's "a time crunch of their own making" that Democrats have had no problem calling out.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), usually careful to st...
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The coming Republican power grab on the Supreme Court

With a deadly pandemic rampaging across the country and the president threatening to deploy armed federal agents to quash protests in numerous cities over the objection of local elected officials, it's understandable that there's been relatively little attention paid to the possibility that Republicans may soon attempt an unprecedented and dangerously antidemocratic power grab on the Supreme Court.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the high court's four liberals, was recently hospit...
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Veto-proof Senate majority passes defense bill requiring Confederate-named bases to be renamed

President Trump no longer has a say in preserving the names of military bases named after Confederate leaders.The Senate passed a $741 billion defense bill, 86-14, on Thursday that forces Confederate names to be removed from Army bases. The bill passed with a similarly overwhelming majority in the House, meaning Trump won't be able to veto the measure.Protests over police brutality and racism in the U.S. led to calls to remove statues of Confederate leaders from around the U.S. and to take t...
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Key GOP Senator Sketches Plan To Boost Funding For Election Officials During COVID

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) on Wednesday spelled out the approach the Senate will likely take in providing additional funding for election officials in the next round of pandemic legislation. “I am very open to having that discussion about additional money to the states,” Blunt told TPM, after a Senate committee hearing on election preparations. Blunt, who is close with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), chairs the Senate committee with jurisdiction over election issues and he is also member o...
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Mitch McConnell wants another round of stimulus checks for Americans

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has begun negotiations with top congressional Democrats and the White House on another coronavirus bill. McConnell said he supports another round of stimulus checks for Americans as he believes the 'economy needs another shot of adrenaline.'
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Ayanna Pressley: 'Especially painful' to lose John Lewis during 'new moment of racial reckoning'

More lawmakers, politicians, and former government officials on Sunday shared their appreciation for Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon who died on Friday.Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.), and Val Demings (D-Fla.) were among those who appeared on various network shows to pay tribute to Lewis. Pressley, the first Black congresswoman elected in Massachusetts, said...
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Lawmakers Past And Present Remember John Lewis: ‘The Conscience of Congress’

The passing of Representative John Lewis (D-GA) on Friday has been met with a vivid stream of remembrances for the icon of civil rights whose unyielding pursuit of racial justice and equality left an indelible mark on the Congress — and the nation — that he leaves behind. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) remembered the congressman in a statement issued Friday as “a titan of the civil rights movement whose goodness, faith and bravery transformed our nation.” Lewis survived a brutal beating ...
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

White House’s Misguided Campaign Against Fauci The White House’s effort to discredit infectious disease expert and White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci ramped up this week. The White House issued a statement saying that several administration officials were “concerned about the number of times Dr. Fauci has been wrong on things.” The White House tried to downplay the statement, saying it was simply an answer to a “direct question.” But outside Trump economic adviser Steph...
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Republicans eye sweeping shield from coronavirus liability

A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads as Congress reconvenes next week to negotiate another relief package. The liability proposal, drafted by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and senior Republican John Cornyn of Texas, promises to shield employers when customers and workers are exposed to coronavirus by moving la...
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Feinstein Proposes Future Coronavirus Relief Funding Be Withheld From States Who Won’t Mandate Masks

California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) said Thursday that she planned to introduce an amendment to the next coronavirus economic relief bill that would block stimulus funding to states that refuse to implement mask mandates.  “Wearing masks in public should be mandatory. Period.” Feinstein said in a statement issued Thursday, declaring that Congress needed to enforce more measures to encourage states to adopt mask requirements that help to curb the spread of the coronavirus.  The Democrati...
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McConnell Says He Has ‘Total’ Faith In Fauci As WH Continues Efforts To Discredit Him

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday threw his support behind Dr. Anthony Fauci as the White House continues its efforts to discredit the top official in its coronavirus task force. When McConnell was asked during a press conference on Wednesday about his level of confidence in Fauci, after the Senate leader argued that Fauci has been the best source of advice since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, McConnell replied “total.” McConnell’s support of Fauci comes on the he...
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FLOTUS Joins Slew Of GOPers Pushing Masks As Trump Repeatedly Flouts Guidance

First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday tweeted a photo of herself wearing a white face mask, urging Americans to wear face coverings and practice social distancing in a move that appeared to diverge from her husband’s political war on mask-wearing.  “Even in the summer months, please remember to wear face coverings & practice social distancing,” the first lady tweeted Tuesday. “The more precaution we take now can mean a healthier & safer country in the Fall.” Melania Trump has tweeted the sam...
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McConnell Won’t Say If He’ll Go To RNC As Several Fellow GOPers Ditch The Event

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signaled on Thursday that he, like half a dozen of his Republican colleagues, may not show up at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Jacksonville, Florida for President Donald Trump’s official nomination next month. “It’s a challenging situation and a number of my colleagues announced they are not going to attend,” McConnell told Enquirer Media reporter Chris Mayhew during a visit at the Gravity Diagnostics lab in Covington, Kentucky. “And...
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GOP Senators Preparing $1.3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package to Counter House Dems’ Proposal

Republican senators are piecing together an additional coronavirus aid package to counter House Democrats' phase-4 aid proposal.The GOP bill in its current form will provide an additional $1.3 trillion in economic aid to U.S. taxpayers and businesses, CNN reported on Wednesday evening. House Democrats have already proposed their own $3 trillion aid package, however Senate Republicans have pushed back on the high price tag."It won’t be $3 trillion. That bill is not going anywhere," Senate maj...
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As Trump Rails Against Voting By Mail, His GOP Allies Fear Dampened Turnout

President Donald Trump is the warped King Midas of our time — everything he touches is politicized. Voting by mail is no exception. As recently as Friday, he retweeted an emphatic assertion from his campaign’s account: “Mail-In Ballots will lead to MASSIVE electoral fraud and a RIGGED 2020 Election. We cannot let it happen!” But some of his Republican allies are worried that Trump’s curse, rallying his supporters to hate what he hates and his opponents to love it, will doom his party. “It’s v...
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McConnell Reiterates Call To Wear Masks: ‘Single Most Important Thing’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday urged the public once again to wear masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, as the country’s seven-day average for daily new cases hit a record high for the 27th straight day the day before. Last week, McConnell jumped on the Republican bandwagon demanding people to comply with mask requirements, arguing that “we must have no stigma — none — about wearing masks.” The Senate majority leader added that “wearing simple face coverings is not ab...
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Dare criminal justice reformers imagine SCOTUS without both Justice Alito and Justice Thomas?

Because there are no more juicy criminal law or sentencing cases left on the SCOTUS docket as an unusual Term winds down, I cannot help but spend time speculating about the future of the Court.  In an election year, of course, that includes imagining who might be appointed (and might be doing the appointing) for the next four years.  But this recent Fox News piece, headlined "Supreme Court rumor: Hugh Hewitt claims Alito retirement being floated," has me eager to imagine some SCOTUS transitions ...
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House approves $1.5 trillion plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

By MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports and channels. The bill also authorizes more than $100 billion to expand internet access for rural and low-income communities and $25 billion to modernize the U.S. Postal Service’s infrastruct...
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