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Virus Bill Blocked in Senate as Prospects Dim for New Relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats scuttled a scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package on Thursday as the parties argued to a standstill over the size and scope of the aid, likely ending hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election. The mostly party-line vote capped weeks of wrangling that gave way to election-season political combat and…

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COVID-19 vaccine latest flashpoint in White House campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect of a vaccine to shield Americans from coronavirus infection emerged as a point of contention in the White House race as President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “disparaging” for political gain a vaccine he repeatedly has said could be available before the election. “It’s so dangerous for our country, what…

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2020 National Party Conventions: The Aftermath

WASHINGTON D.C. (FNN News) The effects of the two National Party Conventions on public opinion are coming to light, with 63 days remain until the election. August was a busy month as both major political parties hosted their national conventions.   DNC The Democratic National Convention was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from August 17th to…

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Postmaster General to Appear Before Senate Over Mail Delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backlash mounting, President Donald Trump’s embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will appear Friday before the Senate to testify on mail delivery delays and service changes that lawmakers and others are warning could imperil the November election. Trump has flatly denied he was asking for a slow-walk of the mail. But his newly-installed postmaster, a…

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Trump encourages mail voting in key battleground Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, President Donald Trump now is encouraging voters in the critical swing state of Florida to vote by mail after months of criticizing the practice, and only days after threatening to sue Nevada over a new vote-by-mail law. His encouragement follows a surge in Democratic requests to vote for…

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