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Trump's former Homeland Security adviser on COVID-19: 'We could have saved more lives with a different, faster approach'

Trump's former Homeland Security adviser on COVID-19: 'We could have saved more lives with a different, faster approach'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Screenshot“One thing is very clear: we could have saved more lives with a different, faster approach ,” former Trump homeland security adviser Tom Bossert says on U.S. response to COVID-19, adding, “targeted, layered intervention, in addition to masks” saves lives. — This Week (@ThisWeekABC)RisingChanging AmericaRisingChanging AmericaSponsoredDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 faxThe contents of this site are ©2020 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News...

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Brown says Biden's first moves as president should be COVID relief, voting rights

Brown says Biden's first moves as president should be COVID relief, voting rights

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication “It’s ending this pandemic and getting the economy back on track which has not only failed… Donald Trump doesn’t even have a plan for a second term, having no idea what to do about this pandemic,” Brown said. Brown also said the  RisingChanging AmericaRisingChanging AmericaSponsoredDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 faxThe contents of this site are ©2020 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.

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Businesses, wealthy brace for Biden tax hikes

Businesses, wealthy brace for Biden tax hikes

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Businesses and wealthy individuals are preparing for the potential for former Vice President to raise taxes if he wins the presidential election.Biden, the Democratic nominee, has released a number of proposals aimed at raising taxes on high-income people and businesses, though it remains to be seen how quickly and aggressively he would pursue tax increases if he wins. With less than two weeks until Election Day, he is leading in many polls nationally and in key swing states.Professionals at law and accounting firms said that businesses and wealthy...

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins votes from space in the US election using the 'ISS voting booth'

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins votes from space in the US election using the 'ISS voting booth'

Story at a glanceFrom the International Space Station: I voted today— Kate Rubins — NASA Astronauts (@NASA_Astronauts)  Rubins is the first person to sequence DNA in space, but not the first to vote from space. In fact this isn’t even her first time — she and several other astronauts did the same for the 2016 election. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS RIGHT NOW  

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Kudlow says Biden wouldn't be able to replace fossil fuels in 15 years

Kudlow says Biden wouldn't be able to replace fossil fuels in 15 years

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication “In 15 years? Renewables are less than 10 percent of our total energy. And you’re not going to remake that in 15 years,” Kudlow told radio host John Catsimatidis on WABC 770. “Pricing is not favorable. Natural gas is very cheap.”“It’s a big statement because the oil industry pollutes significantly," the former vice president added. "It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time.”“Eventually we're going to have to go to oil, but we're not getting rid of fossil fuels,” Biden told reporters. “We're getting rid of the subsidies for fossil fuels,...

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Dallas Morning News poll shows Biden leading Trump in Texas

Dallas Morning News poll shows Biden leading Trump in Texas

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication A new poll by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler shows former Vice President leading by three points in Texas, a state that hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since 1976.Biden is leading Trump 48 percent to 45 percent among likely voters, which is within the poll’s 3.22 percentage-point margin of error.The poll showed Biden making gains among independents and Hispanic voters.Notably, the poll was conducted before the Oct. 22 debate at which Biden said “yes” he would “transition” to renewable fuel and clean energy...

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Pelosi commits to running for Speaker if Democrats retain House

Pelosi commits to running for Speaker if Democrats retain House

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashCNN’s  asked Pelosi on “State of the Union” if she is “going to run for another term as Speaker” if Democrats keep the House.“Yes, I am,” Pelosi answered. Pelosi emphasized the importance for Democrats to win the Senate by citing Judge ’s likely confirmation to the Supreme Court. Barrett would be 's third nominee to be confirmed to the high court.RisingChanging AmericaRisingChanging AmericaSponsoredDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 faxThe contents of this site...

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White House chief of staff defends decision to keep Pence on road

White House chief of staff defends decision to keep Pence on road

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication "we don't give out that kind of information."Meadows reiterated the White House’s argument that Pence serves as an essential worker and therefore is permitted to continue campaigning as Election Day looms.When asked how campaigning is “essential work,” Meadows said, “Well, actually he’s not just campaigning, he’s working,” citing the administration’s Middle East peace agreement.   Meadows said Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines indicate that essential personnel like Pence can do their jobs while wearing a mask. After several...

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Pence adviser Marty Obst tests positive for COVID-19

Pence adviser Marty Obst tests positive for COVID-19

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesOne of Vice President Pence’s closest advisers, Marty Obst, tested positive for COVID-19 this week,  The adviser tested positive on Wednesday, It was not immediately confirmed whether Obst is experiencing symptoms from the virus. Obst is not a Trump administration employee, although he is frequently in contact with the vice president and visits the grounds of the White House, according to Bloomberg. He was last in contact with Pence about a week ago.  Pence on Saturday traveled to Florida to give a speech at a campaign event. The news...

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Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden

Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty“I don’t want us to start counting our chickens before they hatch,” she said. “I think we need to focus on winning the White House period,” citing that the race remains close in several battleground states such as Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania.The New York progressive told CNN’s “State of the Union” that Democrats and young voters have to prioritize helping Democratic nominee Biden win the presidential election, saying it will be a “luxury” to be able to lobby a Democratic administration.“We need to make sure that we win this White...

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Outgoing Va. Republican: Two-party system is failing Americans

Outgoing Va. Republican: Two-party system is failing Americans

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashNEW: (R-Va.) says he believes "the two party system is really failing the American people right now."“I am a Republican, what I thought a constitutional Republican was. But the way the GOP is going in Virginia, it is very difficult for me to stay with any party.” — Meet the Press (@MeetThePress)RisingChanging AmericaRisingChanging AmericaSponsoredDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 faxThe contents of this site are ©2020 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary...

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Power-sharing and the Barrett nomination: Delay a vote to protect democracy

Power-sharing and the Barrett nomination: Delay a vote to protect democracy

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News CommunicationThe views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill © New York Times/PoolOur Constitution has proven to be an amazing document. It provides a framework for governing a diverse people spread across a wide-ranging land. Its enduring success derives from a structure of power sharing that we call “checks and balances” reinforced by long-established norms and unwritten rules that shape the exercise of political control.With three branches of government, we have a separation of powers that prevents any one person or small group...

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Pelosi dismisses talk of White House compromise on stimulus: They 'keep moving the goal post'

Pelosi dismisses talk of White House compromise on stimulus: They 'keep moving the goal post'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication She said she is “hoping” to get a reply from Treasury Secretary on Monday about a list of concerns that she sent on Friday.House Speaker Pelosi on a new stimulus bill: “To do anything, though, that does not crush the virus is really official malfeasance and to crush the virus we just have to follow the science: Testing, tracing, treatment, mask wearing, ventilation, separation, and the rest” — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) The U.S. has confirmed more than 8.5 million COVID-19 cases in the U.S. since the beginning of the pandemic and 224,906 related...

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Pennsylvania says half of requested mail-in ballots have already been cast

Pennsylvania says half of requested mail-in ballots have already been cast

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Democrats are far outpacing Republicans in early voting thus far, according to Pennsylvania Department of State figures reported by the news outlet.Democrats have returned more than 1 million ballots, while Republicans have returned 293,318. Those without any party affiliation have returned 132,680 ballots.Boockvar said her agency is coordinating with officials on all levels, according to WPVI.The Hill has reached out to the Pennsylvania Department of State for further comment.Pennsylvania is a hotly contested battleground this year, with...

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Documents show Trump campaign ignored coronavirus guidelines at Duluth rally: report

Documents show Trump campaign ignored coronavirus guidelines at Duluth rally: report

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The Post reported Saturday that in the days leading up to the Duluth rally, the Trump campaign signed an agreement with local officials to follow health guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of the virus, including capping rally attendance at 250 people. “We have been notified that the 250 person limit has been exceeded,” an airport representative reportedly wrote in an email. “This email serves as our notice of a contract violation and we are requesting you remedy the situation.”According to the Post, the campaign did not respond to the email or...

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Will anyone from the left realize why Trump won — again?

Will anyone from the left realize why Trump won — again?

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News CommunicationThe views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Weeks before the 2016 election, I sent an email to several media and political personalities predicting that would win Pennsylvania and get .I’m not a professional pollster, but I did work on three winning presidential campaigns, and I simply tried to block out the noise from supporters of both the Trump and campaigns. I pulled up the  to see which states won and then, factoring in the latest data and political miscalculations, made an educated guess for 2016.Using that...

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Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19

Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Vice President Pence's chief of staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, but the vice president intends to plow ahead with a busy campaign schedule, his office said."Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process," Pence's press secretary Devin O'Malley said in a statement. "Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for COVID-19 today, and remain in good health.""While Vice President Pence is considered a close contact with...

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Murkowski says she will vote to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court on Monday

Murkowski says she will vote to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court on Monday

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Sen. (R-Alaska) said on Saturday that she will vote to confirm Judge to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite objections to taking up the nomination before the Nov. 3 election. "I have no doubt about her intellect. I have no doubt about Judge Barrett's judicial temperament. I have no doubt about her capability to do the job. ... I have concluded that she is the sort of person we want on the Supreme Court," Murkowski said from the Senate floor. Murkowski, the only GOP senator to oppose then-nominee in 2018, was one of the last senators whose vote was...

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Feds say far-right group coordinated attack on Minneapolis police precinct during protest

Feds say far-right group coordinated attack on Minneapolis police precinct during protest

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The documents claim that federal agents obtained a video from the evening of May 28 showing an individual walking up to the door of the Third Precinct in Minneapolis and firing 13 rounds from “what appears to be an AK-47 style semiautomatic rifle.”Federal officials said the shooter can be seen in the footage walking up to the camera and high-fiving other individuals before shouting “Justice for Floyd!”In the hours that followed, the police building was overrun by demonstrators and severely damaged by fire. The federal affidavit includes screenshots...

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Lawyers for Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner threaten to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards

Lawyers for Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner threaten to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Attorneys for and threatened to sue The Lincoln Project, a prominent Republican group opposing the president, for billboards it put up in Times Square in Manhattan. The attorneys in a letter to The Lincoln Project complained about one billboard displaying Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to her father, , smiling and gesturing next to figures showing that more than 33,000 New Yorkers and 221,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus. The lawyers also cited a billboard featuring Kushner, another senior White House adviser, next to body bags and an...

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Biden's oil stance jars Democrats in tough races

Biden's oil stance jars Democrats in tough races

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication 's vow to phase out the oil industry at Thursday's debate creates a problem for Democratic candidates in red-leaning states and swing House districts as it gives Republicans an opening to tie them to their party’s left wing.Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) said in April of last year that he wanted to make the 2020 election “a referendum on socialism.”That strategy ran into a big problem when Democrats nominated Biden, a candidate who developed a reputation as a moderate during his decades in Washington, for president.Now Biden’s blunt affirmation...

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Texas Supreme Court temporarily reinstates governor's ban on additional ballot drop boxes in state

Texas Supreme Court temporarily reinstates governor's ban on additional ballot drop boxes in state

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The Texas Supreme Court on Saturday temporarily reinstated Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) ban blocking multiple mail-in ballot drop off sites per county, in a win for Republicans in the state, The ban will be reinstated across the Lone Star State as the court reviews a Friday appeals court ruling blocking Abbott's order.The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a ruling that limiting the drop-off locations would lengthen lines and could pose a risk to voters amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The state Supreme Court is reviewing whether to take...

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Latest 'Borat' footage appears to show star at the White House, meeting Trump Jr.

Latest 'Borat' footage appears to show star at the White House, meeting Trump Jr.

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication A video associated with the “Borat” sequel appears to show one of its stars at the White House and at an event within feet of .The Twitter account for the Amazon Prime Video movie’s fictional protagonist, played by , tweeted footage Friday of actress , who plays Borat's daughter in the movie.Trump very careful who he let into his events and house. No Covid test necessary - High 5! — Borat (@BoratSagdiyev) In the clip, Bakalova, whose character is pretending to be a TV journalist, is seen shadowing real-life OAN White House correspondent Chanel...

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Biden pushes back on Trump: 'Crass' to go after political rival's children

Biden pushes back on Trump: 'Crass' to go after political rival's children

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Democratic presidential nominee pushed back on 's broadsides against his son in a new interview, saying it is “crass” to go after the children of one's political rivals.Biden was asked in an interview on the progressive political podcast "Pod Save America" released Saturday why he hasn't highlighted concerns that Trump's own family is profiting off his position in the White House, a charge Trump has made against the former vice president's son.“It's a specific decision. And I just think it's crass,” Biden said.“Look, I'm running against Donald...

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Trump campaign asks court to block early vote counting in Nevada

Trump campaign asks court to block early vote counting in Nevada

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The Trump campaign and the Nevada GOP sued the Nevada secretary of state and Clark County registrar on Friday seeking to stop the count of early mail-in ballots in the Las Vegas area, the latest Republican effort to curtail vote-counting heading toward Election Day., filed less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 elections, says observers cannot get close enough to workers and machines as they tally votes in Nevada’s largest and most Democratic county, which includes the city of Las Vegas.Republicans are arguing that observers cannot confirm that...

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