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Analysis | The GOP senators who will decide on Ginsburg’s vacancy

Analysis | The GOP senators who will decide on Ginsburg’s vacancy

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , leaving a crucial Supreme Court vacancy on the eve of the 2020 election. And for the better part of four years, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has for doing what the GOP declared should not be done in 2016: filling the vacancy in a presidential election year.There is almost no doubt that McConnell will do whatever he can to fill the seat before the new Congress is seated in January — — especially given the stakes and Democrats’ possible Senate takeover. And he certainly has the amount of time he needs to make it happen.The question...

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Analysis | Trump’s dubious tax gambit fizzles, as even red states balk

Analysis | Trump’s dubious tax gambit fizzles, as even red states balk

For weeks, President Trump has waited in vain as Congress has failed to reach a deal on relief that he hoped would include a payroll tax cut.So he resorted to what critics derided as a gimmick: He would allow companies to defer payroll taxes through the end of the year, with the promise that the deferred taxes would later be forgiven. He even indicated he’d somehow forgive the taxes without congressional authorization, despite that being pretty patently unconstitutional.The reaction shows how little confidence American businesses — and even some red states — have in Trump’s promise. has...

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Trump TV’s ‘real news’ sounds more like real propaganda

Trump TV’s ‘real news’ sounds more like real propaganda

Kayleigh McEnany, who has been plying her trade as a pro-Trump pundit on CNN for a while, jumped ship to the Trump Team over the weekend. And Sunday, she It is real spin, at best. And it feels a lot like real propaganda — or state TV. In her first 90-second segment, McEnany makes a number of questionable claims, most notably about the credit President Trump deserves for continued strong economic growth. Below, I've transcribed the whole segment, with some reality checks interjected. Hey, everybody. I'm Kayleigh McEnany. Thank you for joining us as we provide the news of the week from Trump...

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