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House approves bill to combat doping in horse racing

House approves bill to combat doping in horse racing

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.#yourvoicemattersScheduleFollow Our JournalistsJudy WoodruffYamiche AlcindorAmna NawazLisa DesjardinsJohn YangDaniel BushCandice NorwoodWilliam BranghamNick SchifrinLeave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a bill Tuesday to create national medication and safety standards for the horse racing industry as lawmakers move to clamp down on use of performance-enhancing drugs that can lead to horse injuries and deaths.The “Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act” comes after a series of...

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Commerce secretary: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

Commerce secretary: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite a federal judge’s ruling last week that the head count of every U.S. resident should continue through the end of October, according to posted on the Census Bureau’s website Monday.The tweet said the ability for people to self-respond to the census questionnaire and the door-knocking phase when census takers go to homes that haven’t yet responded is ending Oct. 5.The...

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Puerto Rico gears up to vote in statehood referendum this Nov

Puerto Rico gears up to vote in statehood referendum this Nov

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsIn the last four years, Puerto Rico’s billion dollar debt crisis, devastation caused by hurricanes, earthquakes, and the mass exodus of half a million to the mainland, have all thrown the territory’s relationship to the U.S. in the national spotlight. This November, Puerto Ricans will vote in the statehood referendum of 2020, which asks a question that has been at the heart of Puerto Rican politics for decades: Should the territory be admitted to the union as a state?...

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Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; 16 killed

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; 16 killed

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsYEREVAN, Armenia — Fighting erupted anew Sunday between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and a top territorial official said 16 people were killed and more than 100 wounded, while Azerbaijan’s president said his military has suffered losses.Armenia also claimed that two Azerbaijani helicopters were shot down and three Azerbaijani tanks were hit by artillery, but Azerbaijan’s defense ministry rejected that claim.Heavy...

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Informant in top Venezuela case lied to feds

Informant in top Venezuela case lied to feds

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsMEDELLIN, Colombia — A key informant against one of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aides has been accused of lying to his law enforcement handlers in a case involving millions of dollars transported on private jets in violation of U.S. sanctions, The Associated Press has learned.The development could hurt the case against Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami, who the U.S. considers one of Venezuela’s most corrupt power brokers, giving oxygen to claims by the...

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Trump plans to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg on Supreme Court

Trump plans to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg on Supreme Court

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsPresident Donald Trump plans to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, a senior White House official confirmed to PBS NewsHour.Barrett has sat on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago since 2017, a position to which she was nominated by Trump and confirmed by the Senate in a similar process to the one she would face as a Supreme Court nominee.If confirmed, Barrett will take the seat left vacant by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,...

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Florida governor lifts all restaurant restrictions, bans mask fines as COVID-19 spreads

Florida governor lifts all restaurant restrictions, bans mask fines as COVID-19 spreads

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus.The Republican governor’s order unleashed fresh debate in the politically divided state, where pandemic responses have become intertwined with the upcoming presidential election.“We’re not closing anything going...

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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the 'Notorious RBG'

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the 'Notorious RBG'

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsRuth Bader Ginsburg made legal history in academia beginning in her 20s, working her way through the legal ranks to become a Supreme Court justice at age 60. But when she was in her 80s, something surprising happened: she became a pop culture icon. Jeffrey Brown reports as part of our ongoing arts and culture series, Canvas.Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Additional Support Provided By:Joshua BarajasRalph D....

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'It’s going to be as ugly and divisive as it was for Kavanaugh': In the Midwest, voters brace for the fight to replace Ginsburg

'It’s going to be as ugly and divisive as it was for Kavanaugh': In the Midwest, voters brace for the fight to replace Ginsburg

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsMILWAUKEE — As Washington readies for a bruising Supreme Court nomination battle just weeks before the election, Jamie Kyser is following the news with a growing sense of alarm.If Senate Republicans fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, Kyser, a Democrat from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, predicted that it would only be a matter of time before the nation’s highest court overturns Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal in the United States. “I’m scared,” Kyser...

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Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa, tested positive earlier in the day. Teresa Parson had experienced mild symptoms, including a cough and nasal congestion, spokeswoman Kelli Jones said.She took a rapid test that came back positive and was awaiting a nasal swab test to confirm...

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House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout.The stopgap measure will keep federal agencies fully up and running into December, giving lame-duck lawmakers time to digest the election and decide whether to pass the annual government funding bills by then or...

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Behind ‘The Choice’: How We Filmed 47 Interviews in a Pandemic

Behind ‘The Choice’: How We Filmed 47 Interviews in a Pandemic

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Election Season 2020 Episodes | PBS

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Graham says GOP has votes to confirm Trump court pick by Nov. 3

Graham says GOP has votes to confirm Trump court pick by Nov. 3

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the votes to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick before the Nov. 3 presidential election, according to the Senate Judiciary chairman who will shepherd the nomination through the chamber.“The nominee is going to be supported by every Republican in the Judiciary Committee,” Chairman Lindsey Graham . “We’ve got the votes to confirm the justice on the floor of the Senate before the election and that’s what’s coming.”READ...

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Arizona Senate race could impact confirmation of new justice

Arizona Senate race could impact confirmation of new justice

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsPHOENIX — If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP’s Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.Kelly has maintained a consistent polling lead over Republican Sen. Martha McSally, who was appointed to the seat held by John McCain, who died in 2018.Because the contest is a special election to finish McCain’s...

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What every Republican senator has said about filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year

What every Republican senator has said about filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWith less than six weeks until the presidential election, the White House is preparing to nominate a new Supreme Court justice, . Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell .McConnell acted differently in 2016. more than eight months before that year’s presidential election and McConnell said the Senate should not vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee because voters should be given a say by way of choosing the next president.McConnell argues that this year’s...

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Mississippi justices reject broad absentee voting during pandemic

Mississippi justices reject broad absentee voting during pandemic

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi law does not allow absentee voting by all people who have health conditions that might make them vulnerable to COVID-19, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.A majority of justices reversed a Sept. 2 decision by Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens, saying she too broadly interpreted some changes that legislators made to state law this year.“Having a preexisting condition that puts a voter at a higher risk does not automatically create...

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Bob Woodward: This is among 'the saddest, most disturbing chapters in American history'

Bob Woodward: This is among 'the saddest, most disturbing chapters in American history'

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWhen journalist Bob Woodward asked President Donald Trump how he saw his job, “He said, ‘to protect the people.’” But, Woodward told PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff on Thursday, “He failed in that and he failed to tell the truth. Tragically.”Based on hours of personal interviews with Trump, as well as with other sources from his administration, Woodward’s new book, “Rage,” details how the president was informed about the gravity of the pandemic long before it reached America,...

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Democrats to investigate forced surgery claims at Georgia detention center

Democrats to investigate forced surgery claims at Georgia detention center

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsATLANTA (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats reacted furiously Tuesday to lightly substantiated claims that immigrants held at a detention center in Georgia are undergoing questionable hysterectomies.In a complaint filed Monday, a nurse alleges that the Irwin County Detention Center performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records.Democrats seized on the most explosive allegations in the nurse’s complaint — that a...

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Harris: Ideology shouldn't play role in wildfire response

Harris: Ideology shouldn't play role in wildfire response

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsDemocratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris says ideology shouldn’t play a role in the U.S. response to wildfires and climate change.She didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name on Tuesday, but her remarks came a day after he visited California and again cast doubt on the science behind climate change. He has often sparred with state officials over the response to fires and has advocated for raking forests.The California senator is visiting her home state for...

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WATCH: Jon Stewart advocates for congressional aid for sick veterans exposed to military burn pits

WATCH: Jon Stewart advocates for congressional aid for sick veterans exposed to military burn pits

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsFormer Daily Show host Jon Stewart pressed Congress on Tuesday to help sick U.S. veterans who believe they were injured after their exposure to military burn pits while serving overseas.Watch Stewart’s remarks in the player above.“We always have money for war. We never have money for the war fighter,” Stewart said during a Capitol Hill news conference.Burn pits were a common method of waste disposal during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Desert Storm and other recent...

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Pelosi says House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver rescue package

Pelosi says House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver rescue package

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief, a move that came as Democrats from swing districts signaled discontent with a standoff that could force them to face voters without delivering more aid.“We are committed to staying here until we have an agreement, an agreement that meets the needs of the American people,” Pelosi said on CNBC.Pelosi told her Democratic colleagues on a...

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U.S. issues sweeping new travel warning for China, Hong Kong

U.S. issues sweeping new travel warning for China, Hong Kong

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsBEIJING (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday issued a sweeping new advisory warning against travel to mainland China and Hong Kong, citing the risk of “arbitrary detention” and “arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”The advisory is likely to heighten tensions between the sides that have spiked since Beijing’s imposition on Hong Kong of a strict new national security law in June that has already been met with a series of U.S. punitive actions.WATCH:The statement warned U.S. citizens...

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Biden assembles legal team ahead of potential court challenges after 2020 election

Biden assembles legal team ahead of potential court challenges after 2020 election

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden is assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could ultimately determine who wins the race for the White House.Biden’s presidential campaign says the legal war room will work to ensure that elections are properly administered and votes correctly counted. It will also seek to combat voter suppression at the polls, identify foreign interference and misinformation, and educate voters on...

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U.S. halts imports from China's Uighur region over suspected forced labor

U.S. halts imports from China's Uighur region over suspected forced labor

Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.Leave a commentcommentsWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Monday blocked imports from four companies and a manufacturing facility in northwestern China suspected of using forced labor from people detained as part of a sweeping crackdown on ethnic minorities in the region.Companies that ship clothing and other cotton goods, computer parts and hair products from the Xinjiang region were named in the order issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.The manufacturing facility is a center where Uighurs...

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