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Roles of Trump fundraiser, Kushner's attorney were scrutinized in pardon bribe probe

By Sarah N. Lynch and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Trump fundraiser and a prominent lawyer were among the people scrutinized by the Justice Department for their roles in what a

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U.S. Congress defense bill defies Trump on Germany withdrawal, base names

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers unveiled the final version of a massive annual defense policy bill on Thursday that defies President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw troops

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Trump spy chief labels China biggest threat to freedom since World War Two

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. intelligence official stepped up the Trump administration's harsh attacks on Beijing on Thursday, labeling China the biggest threat to democracy

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Biden says he'll publicly get a COVID-19 vaccine, keep Fauci

By Trevor Hunnicutt WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday he would publicly take a coronavirus vaccine to demonstrate its safety to the public and pledged to

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$908 billion coronavirus aid bill draws conservative backing in U.S. Congress

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan, $908 billion coronavirus aid plan gained momentum in the U.S.

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Trump running out of time to solidify immigration agenda after U.S. election loss

By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration is pushing to finalize new immigration restrictions before his term ends in January, according to three senior homeland

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Maxine Waters’ campaign paid her daughter $240G over 2019-20 election cycle, FEC records show

The reelection of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to another term in Congress last month proved to be something of a financial windfall for Karen Waters, the California Democrat's daughter, federal election data suggest.

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LIVE UPDATES: Doug Collins urges Republicans to vote in Georgia runoffs

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Marco Rubio slams AOC for criticizing Paycheck Protection Program: ‘Work more, tweet less’

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio hailed the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as a bipartisan success in coronavirus-relief aid for American workers on Thursday after the program received criticism from a high-profile Democrat.

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LIVE UPDATES: Trump refuses to say he has confidence in Barr

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Trump doubles down on defense bill veto threat over Section 230

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Perdue fronts positive outlook on Georgia Senate runoffs: Voters see ‘value of split government’

The much-anticipated Georgia Senate runoff races carry high stakes for both political parties, but Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., explained on “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday that he has high hopes for a GOP victory.

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Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot. He’s managed to lose not just once to Democrat Joe Biden at the ballot box but over and over again in courts across the country in a futile attempt to stay in power.

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Hardships mount in Kentucky as COVID-19 relief talks drag on

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Paula and Anthony Hunter spun off their catering service into a restaurant serving Italian food with a “touch of soul” right before the coronavirus hit.

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Optimism growing for COVID-19 relief bill as pressure builds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism about delivering long-sought COVID-19 relief is building on Capitol Hill after additional rank-and-file lawmakers voiced support for a bipartisan, middle-of-the-road plan taking shape in the Senate and as top congressional leaders connected on the topic for the first time in months.

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County moves to protect health staff after deadly outbreak

A Maryland health department is taking new steps to protect its workers six months after a coronavirus outbreak killed a veteran employee who was twice denied permission to work from home.

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EXPLAINER: Trump's failing, monthlong fight against election

President Donald Trump's frantic effort in the courts to delegitimize an election he lost has come no closer in a month to reversing any results.

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Dangerously viral: How Trump, supporters spread false claims

The cellphone video shot in the dark by a woman in a parked car appeared to show something ominous: a man closing the doors of a white van and then rolling a wagon with a large box into a Detroit election center.

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Biden's 100-Day Plan: Masks on Everyone

Even when he becomes president in January, Joe Biden won't have the authority to order Americans to wear masks. But he will make it a request on Day One, the Hill reports. "Just 100 days to mask, not forever," Biden said Thursday. "100 days." Biden made the comments in a...

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Wisconsin High Court Turns Back Trump Suit

A split Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear President Trump's lawsuit attempting to overturn his election loss to Joe Biden in the battleground state, sidestepping a decision on the merits of the claims and instead ruling that the case must first wind its way through lower courts. The...

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Nation's Spy Chief Just Unloaded on China

The nation's top intelligence official just unloaded on China in unusual fashion. "The People’s Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War II," writes director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe in a Wall Street Journal op-ed....

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Bill Barr May Be Out Sooner Than the Inauguration

William Barr's days as attorney general may be numbered, and not just because Inauguration Day approaches. Multiple outlets are reporting that President Trump is furious with Barr, one of his most loyal Cabinet officials, and may fire him before leaving office. Coverage: What Trump says: The president could have ended...

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Polls Show Georgia Races Are Tight

With about a month to go before Georgia's crucial runoff races for the Senate, a new poll suggests tight finishes loom in both contests. In a SurveyUSA poll commissioned for 11Alive , Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff (50%) is essentially deadlocked with GOP incumbent Sen. David Perdue (48%), while in the other...

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Prosecuting Trump Is a Terrible Idea

Should federal prosecutors go after President Trump when he's out of office? A former member of Robert Mueller's team thinks yes . But in a New York Times op-ed, law professor Eric Posner argues strongly against it. Trump's critics cite allegations of obstruction of justice, the improper blurring of Trump's finances...

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