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At CPAC, Ted Cruz mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, says, "Donald J. Trump ain't going anywhere"

At CPAC, Ted Cruz mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, says, "Donald J. Trump ain't going anywhere"

ShareSpeaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida on Friday, Senator pushed back on assertions that the GOP is in the midst of a civil war and asserted that former President will remain a key figure in the party."There are a whole lot of voices in Washington that want to just erase the last four years," the Texas Republican said during a speech titled "Bill of Rights, Liberty and Cancel Culture."He added, "They look at Donald J. Trump and they look at the millions and millions of people inspired, who went to battle fighting alongside President Trump, and...

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Watch House impeachment managers' 13-minute video recapping Capitol riot that opened Trump trial

Watch House impeachment managers' 13-minute video recapping Capitol riot that opened Trump trial

ShareHouse managers opened former President 's impeachment trial on Tuesday with a 13-minute video montage recapping the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol."What will the January exception mean to future generations if you grant it?" lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said in his opening remarks, referring to the argument from Trump's defense team that he cannot be tried since he is no longer in office. "I'll show you."The video began with footage from Trump's 70-minute speech at a "Save America" rally, where thousands of his supporters gathered to protest the congressional...

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Donald Trump's free speech defense "utterly baseless," House impeachment managers argue

Donald Trump's free speech defense "utterly baseless," House impeachment managers argue

ShareHouse impeachment managers have responded to the final brief from 's legal team, rebutting their claims that the upcoming trial is unconstitutional and that Trump's actions ahead of the January 6 riot are protected by the First Amendment."The evidence of President Trump's conduct is overwhelming. He has no valid excuse or defense for his actions. And his efforts to escape accountability are entirely unavailing," the 10 Democratic managers wrote.Their response came shortly after the former president's , led by David Schoen and Bruce Castor Jr., filed a 75-page Trump has been charged...

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Trump's conviction chances slim, but experts say impact to his reputation will last

Trump's conviction chances slim, but experts say impact to his reputation will last

ShareFormer President will once again be center stage next week as the U.S. considers whether to find him guilty of "incitement of insurrection" after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.But experts told Newsweek that the outcome of the trial—slated to begin February 8—may already be a foregone conclusion."I am always wary of making predictions about anything in Washington, D.C., but it certainly does not appear to me as though there are enough willing to vote to convict Donald Trump to get the Senate to the necessary two-thirds majority," said Brian Kalt, a...

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Bernie Sanders tells Mitch McConnell to ask Kentucky families how they feel about $2K checks

Bernie Sanders tells Mitch McConnell to ask Kentucky families how they feel about $2K checks

ShareSenator accused Majority Leader of not acting in the best interests of his constituents in blocking Democratic attempts to pass legislation that would boost the $600 direct payment to $2,000."Let me just make it clear for the Majority Leader that 10 out of the poorest 25 counties in the United States of America are located in Kentucky," he said. "So maybe my colleague, the Majority Leader, might want to get on the phone and start talking to working families in Kentucky and find out how they feel about the need for immediate help in terms of a $2,000 check for adults."In 2019, 24/7 Wall...

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What polls say about Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock 1 week before Georgia's election

What polls say about Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock 1 week before Georgia's election

ShareThere's just a little over a week until Georgia's unprecedented double Senate runoff elections and polls show a tight race between Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler and her Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock.More than 2 million residents have already cast their ballots for the runoffs, according to the early-voting data tracker Georgia Votes. The January 5 contests—Loeffler vs. Warnock and David Perdue vs. Jon Ossoff—will determine which party has majority control of the U.S. Senate in the next Congress.A FiveThirtyEight analysis averaging the polls that have been conducted since...

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GOP rep slams Trump for doubling back on stimulus checks, says White House rejected $2K

GOP rep slams Trump for doubling back on stimulus checks, says White House rejected $2K

ShareRepresentative Peter King called out President Wednesday for reversing course on direct payments to Americans after Congress finally reached a long-awaited deal on an economic relief package.Calling into radio's Joe Piscopo Show, the New York Republican said he agreed with those who think the $600 stimulus checks approved by lawmakers Monday aren't enough but criticized the president for threatening to not sign the legislation."Why didn't the president say this before? Why did his administration say it had to be $600?" King asked. "They were the ones driving this."The retiring...

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Over 1M absentee ballots requested so far for Georgia Senate runoffs, 75% of state's November election total

Over 1M absentee ballots requested so far for Georgia Senate runoffs, 75% of state's November election total

ShareMore than 1 million absentee ballots have already been requested for Georgia's Senate runoffs next month, which is 75 percent of the total absentee ballots requested in the November 3 presidential election.Gabriel Sterling, a top Georgia election official, said at a news conference Monday that 1,037,172 absentee ballot applications have been put into the voter registration system. There are an additional 39,259 ballots that are on the dashboard for the online request process, bringing the total to 1,076,431.According to Sterling, more than 43,000 absentee ballots have been returned and...

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Barack Obama says Georgia Senate runoffs will determine the "course of the Biden presidency"

Barack Obama says Georgia Senate runoffs will determine the "course of the Biden presidency"

ShareDrawing on past experience, said the two Senate runoffs in Georgia will determine the fate of the administration.The former president appeared alongside Georgia Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in a virtual get-out-the-vote really on Friday afternoon. They were joined by voting rights activist and former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Congresswoman-elect Nikema Williams."You are now once again the center of our civic universe because the special election in Georgia is going to determine, ultimately, the course of the Biden presidency and whether Joe Biden...

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Mitch McConnell says there's "no reason" Congress can't deliver another relief package before end of year

Mitch McConnell says there's "no reason" Congress can't deliver another relief package before end of year

ShareAfter months of stalled negotiations, Senate Majority Leader said Monday there's "no reason" Congress can't come to an agreement on another stimulus package to help Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic.In remarks from the Senate floor, McConnell outlined his priorities for the final few weeks of the legislative session. Lawmakers are set to adjourn for the year on December 21."The American people are counting on us to finish strong," the Kentucky Republican said.McConnell said lawmakers have to come to an agreement on government funding and the National Defense Authorization Act, as...

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Bernie Sanders says U.S. can cancel all student debt if it can give the top 1% $1 trillion in tax breaks

Bernie Sanders says U.S. can cancel all student debt if it can give the top 1% $1 trillion in tax breaks

ShareSenator is making another case for student loan forgiveness, arguing that if the United States can give tax breaks to the rich it can also cancel all outstanding educational debt."If we can provide over $1 trillion in tax breaks to the top 1% and large corporations and $740 billion for the bloated Pentagon, please don't tell me that we cannot afford to cancel all student debt and make public colleges and trade schools tuition-free and debt-free for all," the Vermont independent tweeted on Tuesday.The post was a response to a tweet from the nonprofit advocacy group Student Debt Crisis,...

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Bidens highlight "sacrifice" of staying home for Thanksgiving while Trump encourages Americans to gather

Bidens highlight "sacrifice" of staying home for Thanksgiving while Trump encourages Americans to gather

SharePresident and President-elect offered different messages to Americans this Thanksgiving as coronavirus cases surge across the U.S.In an op-ed published by CNN on Thursday morning, Biden and his wife, , acknowledged those who are "staying away to protect everyone during this pandemic.""It is not a small sacrifice," the incoming first couple wrote. "These moments with our loved ones—time that's lost—can't be returned. Yet, we know it's the price of protecting each other and one we don't pay alone. Isolated in our own dining rooms and kitchens, scattered from coast to coast, we are...

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Joe Biden is "confident we'll emerge victorious" as race remains too close to call

Joe Biden is "confident we'll emerge victorious" as race remains too close to call

ShareSpeaking to the public on Wednesday, expressed optimism about the election results even though the presidential race remains too close to call."After a long night of counting, it's clear that we're winning enough states to reach 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency," Biden said during a brief speech in Wilmington, Delaware. The Democratic nominee was joined onstage by his running mate, Senator .He added, "I'm not here to declare we've won. But I am here to report, when the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners."As of Wednesday afternoon, Biden held a narrow...

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Georgia Senate races were leaning Republican, but now election forecaster says they're toss-ups

Georgia Senate races were leaning Republican, but now election forecaster says they're toss-ups

ShareFor much of the 2020 election cycle, Republicans were favored to win Georgia's Senate races, but with less than a week until the voting on November 3, one forecaster now says both contests are a toss-up.Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia made the ratings change on Thursday morning. The forecaster pointed to tightening polls, an influx of money into the races and the possibility of runoff races as reasons for the change. Overall, Sabato's Crystal Ball's outlook for the Senate shows 50 seats leaning to Democrats, 47 leaning to Republicans and three toss-ups.In response...

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Mike Espy Erases 25-Point Deficit In Bid to Become Mississippi's First Black Senator Since Reconstruction

Mike Espy Erases 25-Point Deficit In Bid to Become Mississippi's First Black Senator Since Reconstruction

ShareJust about two years ago, Mike Espy was on stage at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum giving a concession speech in a special election to the U.S. Senate when it hit him: He might have lost, but he wasn't giving up.He decided then and there that he would run again for that seat in 2020—and he started that night.Fast forward two years, and he has done just that. Since March, Espy has gone from being more than 25 points behind his opponent, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, to just 1 point back, according to polls of likely voters from The Tyson Group. He also raised 20 than his opponent in...

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FBI director orders internal review of Michael Flynn investigation for potential misconduct

FBI director orders internal review of Michael Flynn investigation for potential misconduct

ShareThe FBI will investigate whether there was any misconduct in the probe of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn."FBI Director Christopher Wray today ordered the Bureau's Inspection Division to conduct an after-action review of the Michael Flynn investigation," the bureau said in a statement on Friday. Newsweek reached out to the FBI for additional comment on the review but did not receive a response before publication."Although the FBI does not have the prosecutorial authority to bring a criminal case, the Inspection Division can and will evaluate...

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Economic collapse could sink Trump's re-election chances in key swing states like Michigan

Economic collapse could sink Trump's re-election chances in key swing states like Michigan

ShareThe economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic could sink President Donald Trump's re-election chances in Michigan and other key swing states this November.The financial damage of the outbreak is already on full display in the Midwestern state. More than one-third of Michigan's workforce has entered the unemployment system since March 15, officials reported last week.Michigan's small businesses have taken the biggest hit of any state, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. More than two-thirds of small businesses—65 percent—said the virus had a "large negative effect" on...

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Republicans introduce bill that would allow Trump to sanction China over pandemic

Republicans introduce bill that would allow Trump to sanction China over pandemic

ShareRepublican senators have introduced legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on China if the country doesn't provide a "full accounting" of what led to the coronavirus pandemic.The COVID-19 Accountability Act will allow the president to take strict action if China doesn't provide the accounting within 60 days. The sanctions imposed against the nation could include asset freezes, travel bans, restrictions on loans from American institutions and banning Chinese companies from the stock exchange."I'm convinced that without Chinese Communist Party...

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What the polls say about a Mitch McConnell vs. Amy McGrath Kentucky Senate race

What the polls say about a Mitch McConnell vs. Amy McGrath Kentucky Senate race

ShareThe Kentucky Senate race between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his likely Democratic opponent Amy McGrath is shaping up to be one of the tightest, most contentious and expensive contests of the 2020 election cycle.Polls have shown the race to be incredibly close, with the candidates either being tied or separated by single digits.In a Change Research poll conducted earlier this year, McGrath and McConnell were deadlocked at 41 percent support among likely voters. In another survey from Garin-Hart-Yang, McConnell was ahead of McGrath by 3 percentage points—although his...

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Chicago community organizer works to reduce population at America's single largest jail site amid coronavirus outbreak

Chicago community organizer works to reduce population at America's single largest jail site amid coronavirus outbreak

ShareNewsweek's "" series features everyday heroes showing service, sacrifice or kindness in the time of COVID-19.Sharlyn Grace knew coronavirus was going to be a problem.So on March 6—well before most of the nation was aware of the havoc the virus would wreak—Grace and her team at the Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF) put out their first statement calling for the decarceration of the city's Cook County Jail, the largest single jail site in the U.S."We shouldn't be giving people death sentences by carelessly exposing them to this incredibly dangerous illness," Grace told Newsweek.The CCBF...

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Joe Biden could win six key swing states that went for Donald Trump in 2016, polls show

Joe Biden could win six key swing states that went for Donald Trump in 2016, polls show

ShareFormer Vice President Joe Biden could beat Donald Trump in six key swing states that went to the president in 2016, the latest polls show.According to survey averages from Real Clear Politics, Biden is ahead of Trump in half a dozen states critical to the Electoral College map this November: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.While Trump took all six in 2016, his trio of victories in the "blue wall" of the Midwest—Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin—were won by the slimmest of margins. Right now, the closest race is in Florida, which is one of the...

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Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden, says he has "all the qualities we need in a president right now"

Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden, says he has "all the qualities we need in a president right now"

ShareBarack Obama has finally weighed in on the 2020 race.After more than a year of silence on the matter, Obama endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in a video message on Tuesday."Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery," Obama said in the 11-minute clip."I'm so proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States. Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend. And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,"...

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During Democratic debate Joe Biden denies advocating for social security cuts—here's video showing he did

During Democratic debate Joe Biden denies advocating for social security cuts—here's video showing he did

ShareIn what was one of the most contentious arguments of Sunday's Democratic debate, Senator Bernie Sanders attacked former Vice President Joe Biden over his record on social security benefits."I am saying that you have been on the floor of the Senate time and time again, touting the need to cut Social Security, Medicare and veterans' programs," Sanders said on the debate stage in Washington D.C."That's not true," the former vice president immediately shot back. Biden repeatedly denied the accusation, though at one point he admitted that "everything was on the table" during the...

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Bernie Sanders says Trump "blabbering with unfactual" coronavirus information is "unacceptable": "Shut this president up"

Bernie Sanders says Trump "blabbering with unfactual" coronavirus information is "unacceptable": "Shut this president up"

Share2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders said the first thing he would do tonight to "save American lives" amid the coronavirus outbreak is to shut President Donald Trump up."The first thing we have to do, whether or not I am president, is to shut this president up right now," Sanders said during the 11th Democratic debate in Washington D.C. on Sunday night."He is undermining the doctors and scientists who are trying to help the American people. It is unacceptable for him to be blabbering with un-factual information that is confusing the general public," the Vermont senator...

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Tulsi Gabbard says her sick friend and three others were denied coronavirus testing in Hawaii

Tulsi Gabbard says her sick friend and three others were denied coronavirus testing in Hawaii

ShareHawaii Congresswoman and 2020 Democratic hopeful Tulsi Gabbard claims her friend and three others have been denied coronavirus testing in her home state."My friend is sick, has had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. He's at Urgent Care Hawaii to get tested & was rejected, saying he doesn't meet the criteria. In the hour he's been there, three other sick people were turned away," Gabbard tweeted on Friday afternoon.In her post, she tagged the social media accounts for the Hawaii government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug...

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