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The Supreme Court rules on President Trump’s tax returns

July 10, 2020
Few reporters know the Supreme Court like Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst and author of "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. Join her and Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour to learn more about the high court’s ruling on President Trump’s financial records.
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GOP eyes narrowing second round of $1,200 stimulus payments

July 9, 2020
Erica Werner, Jeff Stein | The Washington Post
The White House and congressional Republicans are exploring whether to restrict the number of Americans receiving the next round of stimulus payments, as conservative lawmakers face internal pressure to limit the size of the next relief package.
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Prospect of chaos in November grows as coronavirus cases rise and Trump escalates attacks on voting

July 9, 2020
Abby Phillip | CNN
The rickety, decentralized election system that has been a hallmark of American life is facing its most significant test yet under the combined pressure of a worsening coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump's determination to undermine faith in the voting system.
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Trump’s attacks on mail voting are turning Republicans off absentee ballots

July 8, 2020
Josh Dawsey, Amy Gardner | The Washington Post
President Trump’s relentless attacks on the security of mail voting are driving suspicion among GOP voters toward absentee ballots — a dynamic alarming Republican strategists, who say it could undercut their own candidates, including Trump himself.
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Senate Republicans can’t catch a break

July 2, 2020
John Bresnahan, Marianne Levine | POLITICO
The high point of 2020 for Senate Republicans — if there is one — may have been Feb. 6...In the almost five months since that day, the coronavirus pandemic has killed nearly 130,000 Americans and decimated the U.S. economy. Despite Congress’ approval of trillions of dollars in spending to combat the downturn, unemployment levels have soared to their highest levels since the Great Depression.
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Distancing from Trump? Some Republicans step up critiques

June 30, 2020
Jonathan Lemire, Steve Peoples, Jill Colvin | AP
For more than three years, President Donald Trump instilled such fear in the Republican Party’s leaders that most kept criticism of his turbulent leadership or inconsistent politics to themselves. That’s beginning to change.
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Joe Biden rises with a less-is-more campaign

June 30, 2020
Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
President Trump has spent the last month lapping Democrat Joe Biden on the campaign trail, traveling to more places with bigger crowds, giving more interviews and dominating daily news coverage. But political strategists in both parties agree that Biden is the one who had benefited so far.
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White House to brief some lawmakers on Russian bounties

June 29, 2020
Jake Sherman, Heather Caygle , Kyle Cheney, Sarah Ferris | POLITICO
It’s unclear which lawmakers will be included in the briefing, which will take place at the White House, or how detailed it will be.
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