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Trump's Futile Fight To Overturn Election Loss Breeds Turmoil, Risk

The president has made it clear that he will spend his remaining days in the White House in the same way he spent much of his term in office: fighting. → Read More

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Trump Tried To Make This Election 2016 Again. It Didn't Go As Planned

President Trump slumped in polls and fundraising — and lost 10 days when he caught the coronavirus. He threw everything into reaching for a come-from-behind win, but Democrat Joe Biden beat him. → Read More

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White House Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

Meadows, never far from the president's side, traveled extensively to rallies in the homestretch of the campaign, and was with Trump and his family on election night. → Read More

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Why An Auto Plant Closure Looms Large In Presidential Contest In Ohio

In 2016, support for Donald Trump surged in northeast Ohio. But the 2019 closure of General Motors' plant in Lordstown may have changed residents' views. → Read More

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Trump Takes 'Precautionary' Treatment After He And First Lady Test Positive For Virus

President Trump is 74, an age that makes him more vulnerable to the virus. The first lady, who's 50, also tested positive. → Read More

President Trump And First Lady Test Positive For The Coronavirus

"The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home during their convalescence," the White House physician says in a letter. → Read More

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Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Rushing For Supreme Court Spot

Judges Amy Coney Barrett is considered to be the front-runner among the trio of federal appellate court judges. She was a finalist during the president's last high court selection. → Read More

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Democrats Raised More Than $30 Million Following RBG's Death

In the 12 hours from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday, Democratic candidates and causes raised tens of millions of dollars on the ActBlue fundraising platform — and the donations continue to roll in. → Read More

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'Titan Of The Law': Trump Reacts To Ginsburg's Death

News of the Supreme Court justice's death came as President Trump held a rally in Minnesota. He said he learned of her death from reporters afterward and later tweeted a statement. → Read More

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Settling In For The NFL's Return? Get Ready For Campaign Ads, Too

Football fans are also getting a dose of presidential politics during the commercial breaks. The ads don't come cheap, but they're going to keep coming. → Read More

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Trump Says He Prevented Panic On Pandemic. That's Not His Usual Approach

President Trump is known for wielding fear as a political weapon. But on the coronavirus, he says he wanted to "play it down." → Read More

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President Trump's New COVID-19 Adviser Is Making Public Health Experts Nervous

Dr. Scott Atlas is a radiologist from Stanford with some unorthodox ideas about managing the pandemic. The White House says his thinking is just what's needed, but scientists aren't so sure. → Read More

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The Republican National Convention Kicks Off In North Carolina

Parts of the four-day event will be held in Charlotte, while others will be virtual. It begins with a roll call and official re-nomination of President Trump as the GOP nominee. → Read More

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Trump's Attacks On Harris Are A Return To Familiar Territory

The president's amplification of a false conspiracy theory against Joe Biden's running mate is part of a pattern of attacks directed at rivals from President Obama to Sen. Ted Cruz. → Read More

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A Closer Look At Trump's Coronavirus Relief Executive Actions

A flurry of executive actions from the president aim to provide pandemic relief to millions of cash-trapped Americans. But how effective will they be and how likely are they to face legal challenges? → Read More

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In Executive Actions, Trump Extends Unemployment Benefits, Defers Payroll Taxes

President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure after not reaching a deal with Congress. → Read More

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'All Bark And No Bite': Trump Holds Prescription Drug-Pricing Order In Search Of Deal

It's been two weeks since the president signed an executive order to put "America First" on drug prices. But pharmaceutical companies aren't ready to negotiate. → Read More

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Trump Suggests Convention Speech At White House; GOP Sen. Asks: 'Is That Even Legal?'

Meanwhile, Joe Biden will not travel to host city Milwaukee for the Democratic convention because of the pandemic — and neither will any other speakers. → Read More

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State Unemployment Agencies Could Take Months To Adapt To WH Proposal, Memos Show

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies tells lawmakers on Capitol Hill that it would take most states 8-20 weeks to move to a modified system of awarding benefits. → Read More

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Pro-Trump Group Returns Donation From White Nationalist After Media Inquiry

The Committee To Defend The President returned a $1,000 contribution to Earl Holt III, whose racist writings were cited by the white man who shot nine Black parishioners in Charleston, S.C., in 2015. → Read More