Politics

ABC News
October 18, 2020 - 4:48 pm
BY: ADIA ROBINSON and ADAM KELSEY (WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she and the Trump administration still haven't reached an agreement on coronavirus relief, and that a deal must be struck in the next 48 hours if they want to pass the package by Election Day -- just 16...
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October 18, 2020 - 4:43 pm
BY: SASHA PEZENIK and ANNE FLAHERTY (WASHINGTON) -- The race to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 has newly highlighted a longstanding dilemma for religious conservatives: much of the cutting-edge research relies on the use of material derived from human fetal tissue -- something they...
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President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Norton Shores, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
SKY News
October 17, 2020 - 7:35 pm
MUSKEGON, Michigan (AP) — President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to “erase American history, purge American values and destroy the American way of life" in a late reelection pitch to voters in Michigan. “The Democrat Party you once knew doesn’t...
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October 17, 2020 - 12:44 pm
BY: TERRANCE SMITH, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Poll watchers are a regular feature of election s -- representatives of both sides reporting potential issues with voters to local officials while operating under strict guidelines. But their potential role in the 2020 race has come under new scrutiny...
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October 17, 2020 - 10:09 am
BY: WILL STEAKIN AND BRIANA STEWART, ABC NEWS (ATLANTA) — Georgia Sen. David Perdue is drawing outrage after appearing to mock Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris' name while warming up the crowd ahead of a rally for President Donald Trump speech on Friday night. Perdue, who has been...
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October 16, 2020 - 5:10 pm
By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS and ZOHREEN SHAH, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- In the hotly contested 2020 presidential election, Arab Americans could play an important role in two swing states where they make up large communities. While there is a lack of reliable polling data on Arab Americans, the numbers of...
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October 16, 2020 - 4:44 pm
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (MIAMI) -- President Donald Trump falsely claimed three times on Thursday that a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found the vast majority of people who wear a mask contract COVID-19, but several experts say the president misinterpreted the data in a...
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October 16, 2020 - 1:59 pm
By JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Two weeks after secret recordings of first lady Melania Trump came to light in which she could be heard using expletive-laced language complaining about having to decorate the White House for Christmas -- and calling the living conditions for migrant...
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October 16, 2020 - 1:37 pm
By LUKE BARR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, California, sued the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security over the use of federal agents and officers in their cities during unrest and protests. The 50-page lawsuit accuses both departments of "unilaterally...
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October 16, 2020 - 1:24 pm
By QUINN SCANLAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- With just 18 days until Election Day, the Democratic National Committee is hitting President Donald Trump over his signature issue, the economy, with the first in a series of memos meant to make the president's "closing argument" for him. "Put simply,...
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