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Pascale Ferrier appears in a jail booking photograph taken after her arrest by the Mission Police Department in Mission, Texas, March 13, 2019. Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office | via Reuters A Canadian woman criminally charged with mailing President Donald Trump the deadly poison ricin called him “The Ugly Tyrant Clown” in a letter containing the poison,
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President Donald Trump Tom Brenner | Reuters President Donald Trump and his business could be facing a criminal tax probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, prosecutors suggested Monday in a court filing. Prosecutors from Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office raised that possibility as they said that a grand jury subpoena seeking eight years
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Outside organizations are gearing up for a battle in the Senate over the Supreme Court seat once held by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Many of those leading the effort say the various campaigns will spend millions to sway lawmakers after President Donald Trump chooses Ginsburg’s replacement, who died on Friday after serving on the court for over
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves prior to boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington for campaign travel to Minnesota at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, September 18, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters President Donald Trump on Saturday said he wants to move “without delay” to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a conservative nominee,
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen as she presents the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inaugural Woman of Leadership Award to Agnes Gund at The Library of Congress on February 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Shannon Finney | Getty Images Just days before her death Friday evening, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that he will hold a vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on
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Despite a Commerce Department announcement of a ban on transactions, a deal that would allow TikTok to remain operating in the U.S. could still happen, a senior Trump administration official told CNBC on Friday. However, the official said WeChat, the social messaging app owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent, is “dead in the United States.” Earlier
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WASHINGTON – Joe Biden embraced his blue collar roots and his political centrism on Thursday night during a town hall hosted by CNN in Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.  On question after question, Biden replied with answers aimed directly at potential “Trump-Biden voters,” whose defection from the Democratic Party in 2016 helped deliver narrow victories to
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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence look on during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 2, 2020, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images A former aide to Vice President Mike Pence slammed the Trump administration’s response
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Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop in Warren, Michigan, September 9, 2020. Leah Millis | Reuters Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is still leading President Donald Trump in the polls, but averages of national surveys show a trend toward a slightly tightening race with less than
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden shake hands as they arrive onstage for the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images Despite an uncertain economic outlook and a diverse array of advisors on Joe Biden’s economic team, Wall
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Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden speaks during a press conference after meeting with public health experts on a Covid-19 vaccine in Wilmington, Delaware on September 16, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — Armed with a record-setting August campaign fundraising haul of $364.5 million, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is hammering President Donald
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U.S. President Donald President Trump speaks after it was announced Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel during a brief appearance in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2020. Kevin Lemarque | Reuters President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Republicans to
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks in Tampa, Florida on September 15, 2020 during a roundtable discussion with Tampa-area veterans and military families. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden visited South Florida on Tuesday, seeking to shore up support among Hispanic voters in this crucial swing state.
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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on judicial appointments during a brief appearance in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, September 9, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied that he had downplayed the threat of the coronavirus, claiming he “up-played” the danger of the disease through his
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday morning that she remains opposed to Republican efforts to pass a smaller version of her party’s coronavirus stimulus plan despite the looming 2020 election and economic fallout from the pandemic. Asked by CNBC’s Jim Cramer if she’d be willing to pass a “skinny” deal now and reconvene with Republicans
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Monday that lawmakers should not allow fears over the size of the nation’s deficit or the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet to delay additional Covid-19 relief. Mnuchin, who with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has led the administration’s Covid-19 relief negotiations, said the economic crisis warrants extraordinary stimulus
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A California environmental official challenged President Donald Trump to believe and follow the science on climate change after Trump suggested that trends of warmer weather year-round that have led to record-breaking temperatures in the state this month would cool down on their own. “It’ll start getting cooler. You just watch,” Trump said after Wade Crowfoot,
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U.S. House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee Chairman James E. Clyburn (D-SC). Graeme Jennings | Getty Images Democratic lawmakers launched an investigation Monday into reports that Trump administration appointees tried to interfere with coronavirus reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A House subcommittee on the pandemic is requesting interviews with officials from the
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) greet each other during a 9/11 memorial service at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2020 in New York City. Amr Alfiky | Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden greeted each other
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U.S. President’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner (R) meets Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa (L), during his visit to Manama, Bahrain, September 1, 2020. Bahrain News Agency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. Bahrain News Agency | Handout via Reuters Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates
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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn exits a vehicle as he arrives for his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, December 18, 2018. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters A former federal judge said in a court filing Friday that the Justice Department’s unusual effort to dismiss its prosecution of former national security advisor Michael
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