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  • Viewers’ Guide: Trump, Biden meet in Ohio for 1st debate

    President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will meet in their first debate Tuesday in a presidential election year marked by extraordinary turmoil. With the election 35 days away and early votes already being cast in some states, Biden has kept a lead over the Republican president in most national polls. While debates have not […]
  • They wanted disruption in 2016. Now they’re Trump defectors

    Shawna Jensen’s moment of reckoning came in March, as she sat in her suburban Fort Worth, Texas, living room next to her fireplace. Her laptop was open to a Zoom happy hour with five girlfriends. She sucked in a breath, gripping her glass of red wine. “Hey, guys, I gotta tell you something,” she said. […]
  • Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed from the rolls in the hotly contested presidential battleground state, while the Democratic attorney general defended not purging them. The Wisconsin case is one of several lawsuits across the country, many […]
  • Iowa US Sen. Ernst says court view ‘consistent’ in debate

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Monday night she had been “very consistent” in her views on Supreme Court justices despite supporting a vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee while working with other Republicans to block a nomination by President Barack Obama. Ernst was asked about her seemingly contradictory stands […]
  • Collins, Gideon clash over Supreme Court, pandemic in debate

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Monday over the Supreme Court and the response to the pandemic during their second debate in the closely watched Senate race. Gideon, the Maine House speaker, accused the four-term Collins of failing to use her seniority to show results for […]
  • House Democrats unveil new $2.2T proposal for virus aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a scaled-back $2.2 trillion aid measure Monday in an attempt to boost long-stalled talks on COVID-19 relief, though there was no sign of progress in continuing negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The latest Democratic measure would revive a $600-per-week pandemic jobless benefit and […]
  • Democrats try to stick to health care in Supreme Court fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are confronting the limits of their power as they fight against the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett with a strategy aimed at avoiding costly mistakes that could hurt the party’s candidates in November. Unable to block President Donald Trump’s pick on their own, they are arguing to voters that […]
  • Democrats try to stick to health care in Supreme Court fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are confronting the limits of their power as they fight against the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett with a strategy aimed at avoiding costly mistakes that could hurt the party’s candidates in November. Unable to block President Donald Trump’s pick on their own, they are arguing to voters that […]
  • Police: Friend convinced Trump ex-campaign boss to surrender

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A standoff between South Florida police and President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale ended after an officer who was friends with Parscale convinced him to surrender, officials said. Fort Lauderdale Officer Christopher Wilson wrote in a report that he had just finished a shift Sunday evening when a […]
  • Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump’s debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow over his presidency that ethics experts say raises national security concerns he could be manipulated to sway U.S. policy by organizations or individuals he’s indebted to. New scrutiny of Trump, who claims great […]
  • Times’ tax story is talker, but perceptions mostly hold

    NEW YORK (AP) — Orlando Sentinel Editor-in-Chief Julie Anderson was curious how readers in polarized central Florida would react to her newspaper leading Monday’s edition with a report that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017 — and no income tax at all in 10 of the previous […]
  • Pelosi prepares in case House must decide presidential race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking extraordinary steps to prepare for the 2020 election, seeking to increase Democrats’ hold on state congressional delegations in the highly unusual scenario that the House is called on to resolve a disputed presidential contest. “We cannot leave anything to chance,” Pelosi said in a letter to […]
  • Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of […]
  • Q&A: Will the Trump administration be able to ban TikTok?

    A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores. A more comprehensive ban remains scheduled for November, about a week after the presidential election. But the judge, Carl Nichols of the U.S District Court for the District of Columbia, […]
  • 5 questions heading into Trump and Biden’s first debate

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, will meet on the debate stage for the first time Tuesday night in Cleveland. Millions of voters will get their first opportunity to compare the candidates’ policies and personalities side by side on national television for 90 minutes just five weeks before […]
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