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Collins trails challenger by 4 points in Maine Senate race: poll

Collins trails challenger by 4 points in Maine Senate race: poll

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Bonnie CashGideon, the Democratic speaker of the Maine House, is leading with 45 percent compared to 41 percent support for Collins with 6 percent undecided. Colby’s last poll of the race in July showed Gideon with a 44 percent to 39 percent advantage with 12 percent undecided. Collins, a moderate Republican, has differed with on some key issues, most recently on  Meanwhile, Collins’s votes on Trump’s past judicial nominees, especially her support for Supreme Court Justice ’s confirmation in 2018, has made her a target for Democrats.Democratic...

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Florida attorney general scrutinizing Bloomberg paying fines for felons to vote

Florida attorney general scrutinizing Bloomberg paying fines for felons to vote

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Bloomberg, a former Democratic presidential hopeful, announced earlier this month that he would spend millions to help convicted Florida felons pay court fees so they can become eligible to vote in the hotly contested swing state. Florida passed a law in 2018 reinstating voting rights for up to 1 million felons that dictated they could register only if they complete “all terms” of their sentences. The state legislature and Supreme Court decided that “all terms” includes fines and fees.“After preliminary reviewing of the limited public information...

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Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate

Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication “He feels good about the mask, and that’s OK. Whatever makes you feel good,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. “Honestly, why the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery if he’s going to cover it up with a mask?”President on Joe Biden's plastic surgery — Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) The Trump campaign has repeatedly attacked Biden’s cognition, dubbing him “Sleepy Joe” early on. Trump has also mocked the Biden campaign’s adherence to social distancing guidance from public health officials. Unlike the Trump...

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Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare

Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Bonnie CashHouse Speaker (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that is rushing to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by late Justice so he can repeal ObamaCare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. “Why the president is in such a rush is because he’s in a hurry to overturn the Affordable Care Act. And he wants to do that,” Pelosi said at The Atlantic Festival on Tuesday night. “The oral arguments start Nov. 10, a week after the election, and he wants to get a justice in there in time for that so they can hear the arguments and vote on it.”Trump and...

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Buttigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice

Buttigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashThe choice to cast Buttigieg reportedly came because of his familiarity with Pence, who was governor of Indiana when Buttigieg was mayor of South Bend.After virtually tying with Sen. (I-Vt.) in the Iowa caucuses, Buttigieg dropped out of the Democratic primary days before Super Tuesday, promptly throwing his support behind now-Democratic nominee . Harris and Pence will debate on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City, which will be moderated by USA Today’s Susan Page. That debate comes a week after Biden and will debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept....

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Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016

Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Stefani ReynoldsFormer Sen. (R-Ariz.) said Saturday that Republicans should “hold the same position” on filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year as they did in 2016. His comments come as and GOP Senate leaders are moving on a Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Friday evening.“Today, six weeks before an election, we should hold the same position," he continued. "Preserving the institution of the Senate should be paramount to any political gain.”In 2016, nine months before an election, we Republicans said that the next...

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Gardner on court vacancy: Country needs to mourn Ginsburg 'before the politics begin'

Gardner on court vacancy: Country needs to mourn Ginsburg 'before the politics begin'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashGinsburg died Friday evening of complications from pancreatic cancer, creating a vacancy on the conservative-majority Supreme Court. Republican leadership immediately indicated that it plans to move forward with a nominee before the November election, while moderates facing tough reelections have been treading lightly on the topic. Gardner did not directly say whether he would support a vote on a nominee this year."I hope before the politics begin — because there will be plenty of time for that — that we have some time for this country...

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Book: FBI sex crimes investigator helped trigger October 2016 public probe of Clinton emails

Book: FBI sex crimes investigator helped trigger October 2016 public probe of Clinton emails

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesAn FBI sex crimes investigator helped trigger the October 2016 investigation into then-Democratic presidential nominee ’s emails. Special Agent John Robertson was tasked with investigating former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) interactions with a 15-year-old girl. Wiener, who was later convicted on charges of transmitting sexual material to a minor, was married to Abedin at the time.According to the book, while Robertson was searching Weiner’s laptop on a warrant to look for possible images of sex crimes involving children, he found...

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Trump appointees stymie recommendations to boost minority voting: report

Trump appointees stymie recommendations to boost minority voting: report

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesThe report, which had been worked on for months, included a “behemoth” of recommendations and commissioners' statements.At an August meeting, one of the commissioners highlighted issues raised in the report, including difficulties with in-person and mail-in balloting faced by voters of color, people with disabilities, and those with medical conditions that make them vulnerable to the virus.The commission did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. The commission told USA Today that the report is not for public...

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Pa. State Department: Counties can't discard mail-in ballots over signature

Pa. State Department: Counties can't discard mail-in ballots over signature

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesPennsylvania officials have directed counties not to discard mail-in ballots solely because an election official believes a signature doesn’t match the one in the voter’s file.Under the new guidance, voters will have the opportunity to fix issues with the signature on their ballots. “As a result of this case, Pennsylvania voters can cast their vote without fear that their ballot could be rejected solely because an election official — who isn’t trained in handwriting analysis — thinks their signatures don’t match. Voting should not be...

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Asian Americans prefer Biden but many remain undecided: poll

Asian Americans prefer Biden but many remain undecided: poll

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesAmong Asian Americans living in battleground states, 46 percent said they would vote for Biden and 38 percent said they would vote for Trump. Fifty-four percent of respondents said they have a favorable or somewhat favorable view of Biden, while 34 percent said they view him very unfavorably or somewhat unfavorably. Meanwhile, 34 percent of respondents said they have a favorable or somewhat favorable opinion of Trump, while 60 percent view him unfavorably or somewhat unfavorably.The November election also comes as Democrats hope to...

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Professor who has questioned climate science hired at NOAA

Professor who has questioned climate science hired at NOAA

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyNeither NOAA or Legates immediately responded to inquiries from The Hill. He has also pushed a discredited theory that the sun is responsible for climate change and disputed findings by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that found that human activity is responsible for global warming. However, climate researches have slammed the decision to hire Legates. "He's not just in left field, he's not even near the ballpark," Jane Lubchenco, professor of marine biology at Oregon State University and head of NOAA under...

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Whitmer says Trump denied request to fully fund National Guard in Michigan

Whitmer says Trump denied request to fully fund National Guard in Michigan

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication X“The president’s blatantly partisan cuts to funding for National Guard units in all but five states is dangerous and could cost American lives,” Whitmer wrote. “Our Guard members have been vital to our COVID-19 response by testing thousands of people in communities across the state during the height of the pandemic, and will be crucial to our recovery efforts moving forward.“It's irresponsible and irrational to fully fund National Guard activities in some states but not others.” A White House spokesperson told The Hill the decision was not based...

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Durham aide resigns from Russia probe amid concerns over pressure from Barr: report

Durham aide resigns from Russia probe amid concerns over pressure from Barr: report

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication XFederal prosecutor Nora Dannehy, who has worked with Durham for decades, resigned Thursday evening, . Her resignation email did not include mention of political pressure.Dannehy, whom sources told the Courant is not a supporter of , was reportedly conflicted between politics and loyalty to Durham, a longtime colleague. The career prosecutor has led high-profile investigations into leaders such as former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland (R). The Durham investigation produced its first public result in August with the arrest of former FBI lawyer...

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Biden on debates with Trump: 'I know how to handle bullies'

Biden on debates with Trump: 'I know how to handle bullies'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Democratic presidential nominee on Thursday said he is eager to debate , who has frequently attacked the former vice president by questioning his cognitive abilities. The first of three presidential debates is slated for Sept. 29 in Cleveland.“I hope I don’t get baited into getting into a brawl with this guy,” Biden said. “It’s going to be hard because I predict he’s going to be shouting."Biden told NBC that there’s “a lot more I can say” about his strategy going into the debate but declined to disclose the rest.Trump lashed out at Biden while...

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Federal investigators declare Secret Service choke slamming photographer at rally 'reasonable'

Federal investigators declare Secret Service choke slamming photographer at rally 'reasonable'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyFederal investigators determined that the Secret Service was “reasonable” in choke slamming a photographer at a February 2016 Trump rally at Radford University in Virginia.Among other reasons, investigators found that Figueroa was acting in self-defense amid the possibility that Morris may have used his camera as a weapon. The report also determined that the agent did not try to choke Morris, and that if he did place his hand on his throat it was on accident. The watchdog report reveals that federal prosecutors considered bringing criminal...

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Biden vows to be 'totally transparent' on his health if elected

Biden vows to be 'totally transparent' on his health if elected

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesDemocratic presidential nominee vowed to be “totally transparent” on his health if elected. “I guarantee you, I will be totally transparent in terms of my health and all aspects of my health,” Joe Biden says.“I'll take responsibility. I'll acknowledge my mistakes when I make them and I'll level with the American people." — The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) Biden laughed off attacks from calling him “sleepy Joe” and questioning his cognitive abilities. Biden is 77 years old and Trump is 74 years old. RisingChanging AmericaRisingDon't miss a...

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DeVos drops controversial rule on coronavirus aid

DeVos drops controversial rule on coronavirus aid

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashEducation Secretary  quietly dropped a controversial rule directing states to give private universities a larger share of coronavirus relief funds than specified by Congress. Opponents of the rule argued that some private schools that have already received aid through the Paycheck Protection Program, which public schools are ineligible to use, will now get assistance twice, while some public schools are left starved for resources during the pandemic.U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, a Trump appointee, ruled that DeVos violated...

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More than 175 current, former law enforcement officials endorse Biden, call Trump 'lawless'

More than 175 current, former law enforcement officials endorse Biden, call Trump 'lawless'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication A group of more than 175 current and former law enforcement officials have endorsed Democratic presidential nominee , according to a list obtained by Fox News.The list also includes dozens of former local police chiefs and sheriffs.Former Madison, Wis., Police Chief Noble Wray slammed as “lawless.”“It’s ironic that a lawless president claims to be the ‘law and order’ president,” Wray said, according to Fox News. “We are at a crossroads with this nation, and we need a president that has always prioritized the safety of Americans and their...

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Over 70 former GOP national security officials endorse Biden

Over 70 former GOP national security officials endorse Biden

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The group includes former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor, who has gained attention in recent days for going public with his accounts of his interactions with Trump, as well as former CIA Director Michael Hayden and former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte.“While we – like all Americans – had hoped that would govern wisely, he has disappointed millions of voters who put their faith in him and has demonstrated that he is dangerously unfit to serve another term,” the officials said in a statement. Among...

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Jill Biden defends husband's cognitive ability from Trump attacks: 'It's ridiculous'

Jill Biden defends husband's cognitive ability from Trump attacks: 'It's ridiculous'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Jill Biden, the wife of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee , defended her husband’s cognitive abilities on Wednesday from attacks by the Trump campaign that she called “ridiculous.”“It’s ridiculous,” she said on NBC’s “Today” Tuesday. “Joe is on the phone every single minute of the day talking to governors, , he’s on Zoom, he’s doing fundraisers, doing briefings. He doesn’t stop from 9 in the morning until 11 at night.”“It’s ridiculous,” says about the attacks by the Trump campaign on her husband’s cognitive abilities — TODAY (@TODAYshow)...

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Mali president resigns after being arrested by troops

Mali president resigns after being arrested by troops

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty Imagesannounced his resignation On Tuesday videos surfaced of troops driving through the capital city of Bamako, shooting guns in the air surrounded by cheering crowds. Video Received: scenes from Independence Square in Bamako, Mali amid reported arrest of President Keita & Prime Minister Boubou Cisse by soldiers.Last few months Demos have been taking place in the Country demanding President Keita stand down. — Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani)RisingChanging AmericaRisingDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC...

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Susan Rice: Trump 'is a liar and the whole world knows it'

Susan Rice: Trump 'is a liar and the whole world knows it'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Rice said she is fearful that if is not elected in November, “we would not be an America that anybody can recognize.” Rice was one of several women believed to be on the shortlist of potential running mates for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee before he announced Sen. (D-Calif.) would fill the role. “I'm deeply, deeply concerned that if we had four more years of this, we would not be an America that anybody can recognize,” Rice said. “The situation would be unsalvageable, our national security and standing in the world irreparably...

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Scientists successfully harvest eggs from last two northern white rhinos

Scientists successfully harvest eggs from last two northern white rhinos

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesA total of 10 eggs were harvested from the female rhinos at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, the group announced Tuesday. “A special day on Ol Pejeta,” the conservancy said in a tweet. “8 eggs from Fatu and 2 eggs from Najin were harvested. Both of them are doing well and the procedure went according to plan. The eggs are already on their way to the Avantea Clinic in Italy to be fertilized with sperm from a northern white rhino bull.”A special day on Ol Pejeta. 8 eggs from Fatu and 2 eggs from Najin were harvested. Both of them are...

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Here are the high-profile Republicans backing Biden

Here are the high-profile Republicans backing Biden

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Hill.TVDissatisfaction with among some Republicans predates Biden becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee this year, though several high-profile Republicans have recently come out to back Biden.Below are the Republicans who have formally endorsed him for president:Former Ohio Gov. John KasichKasich, who served as governor for eight years before launching his 2016 presidential bid, delivered a speech on the first night of the Democratic convention this week where he sought to quell fears that Biden may be straying too far left. Former Hewlett...

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