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Mitt Romney backing of Supreme Court vote paves way for election-year confirmation

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GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah signaled on Monday that he is on board with the Senate's taking up a new Supreme Court nominee during the current election year, an announcement that all but ensures a nominee put forward by President Donald Trump will be confirmed barring any potential missteps by the nominee during the confirmation process.

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First Trump-Biden debate to focus on Supreme Court, coronavirus and race

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The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will focus on a number of topics, including the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court and the racial reckoning in the country, the debate commission announced on Tuesday.

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Why Florida will be so pivotal once again

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We're now less than 45 days until the election, so it shouldn't surprise you that we're talking about the state of Florida. The Sunshine State has arguably been the swingiest of the swing states over the last 25 years.

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to intervene in census fight over undocumented immigrants

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The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to step in and consider a second fight over citizenship and the 2020 census on Tuesday, and to do so on an expedited basis.

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Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as Trump's favorite

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as President Donald Trump's overwhelming favorite to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several people familiar with the deliberations, who say the President's view was solidified during a lengthy meeting at the White House on Monday.

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Washington Post: CIA assessment says Putin 'probably directing' efforts to interfere in 2020 election against Biden

1 hour, 22 minutes ago

The CIA assessed in August that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his top aides "are aware of and probably directing Russia's influence operations" aimed at undermining Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in the 2020 election, according to a new report in The Washington Post.

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'Everything is on the table': GOP's Supreme Court push escalates Democratic debate over packing court

2 hours, 16 minutes ago

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg weeks before the presidential election has turned Democratic nightmares into a crushing reality.

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Fauci calls 200,000 pandemic death toll 'sobering, and in some respects, stunning'

2 hours, 41 minutes ago

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday said the nearing prospect of the US reaching 200,000 coronavirus deaths is "very sobering, and in some respects, stunning," while adding that Americans should trust medical experts despite at times conflicting signals from the highest levels of government.

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Schumer says McConnell has 'defiled' the Senate over Supreme Court vacancies, 'may very well destroy it'

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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer slammed Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, saying the majority leader has “defiled” the Senate over Supreme Court vacancies and “may very well destroy it.”

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Bloomberg pours $16M into Florida race to pay restitution for former felons to vote

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Another cash infusion to the tune of $16 million is pouring into Florida after billionaire Mike Bloomberg pledges to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic convicted felons who have been hindered from voting. 

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Biden 'knows he would lose election' if he releases ‘radical, left-wing’ Supreme Court list: Sen. Cotton

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Joe Biden is refusing to follow President Trump's lead on a Supreme Court nomination list because of what voters will think, Sen. Tom Cotton said.

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Moderator Chris Wallace selects topics for first Trump-Biden presidential debate

59 minutes ago

The brutal Supreme Court nomination battle, the worst pandemic to strike the globe in a century, a national economy flattened by the coronavirus, and the protests and violence that have flared in cities across the nation this summer will be some of the major topics Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump will debate next week as they face off for the first time in the 2020 general election.

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Flashback: Amy Coney Barrett pressed by Dems in 2017 hearing over Catholic faith: 'Dogma lives loudly within you'

1 hour, 13 minutes ago

President Trump’s reported meeting with Judge Amy Coney Barrett after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls to mind the scrutiny she faced over her faith by Democrats in 2017, when she was appointed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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House Republicans urge FBI to investigate funding behind recent riots

1 hour, 18 minutes ago

A number of House Republicans are urging the FBI to investigate who has been funding the recent riots across the country and bring federal charges against those who they say are “aiding and abetting” criminal activity.

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Ben Sasse says ‘anti-Catholic bigotry’ potential Supreme Court nominee Barrett has faced is 'reprehensible'

1 hour, 26 minutes ago

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is preemptively defending Judge Amy Coney Barrett -- one of several rumored contenders for President Trump's upcoming Supreme Court nomination --from attacks on her religious beliefs.

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Toomey supports moving ahead with filling Supreme Court seat vacated by Ginsburg

1 hour, 51 minutes ago

Toomey, a swing-state senator, was one of the last potential GOP defectors to come out in support of processing Trump's eventual nominee ahead of the election

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Lawrence Jones slams Biden for not releasing Supreme Court list: ‘Swing voters and moderates want to know’

2 hours, 15 minutes ago

Joe Biden should release his Supreme Court nominee list but he doesn't want to "box himself in," Fox Nation host Lawrence Jones said.

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Dems’ DC, Puerto Rico statehood push could intensify if Trump gets another Supreme Court justice

2 hours, 28 minutes ago

Republicans appear ready to move forward on confirming a new Supreme Court justice as soon as President Trump announces his nominee for filling the seat left vacant after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but some Democrats are already looking to drastic measures of retaliation should this happen.

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Leahy: Republicans 'hell-bent on making a political statement' with the Supreme Court

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Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., claimed that President Trump's Supreme Court choice would be a "totally political nomination" and warned that Republicans were "hell-bent on making a political statement."

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Here's what Trump and Biden will debate over in their first face-off next week

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The first presidential debate will take place Sept. 29 in Cleveland and will be moderated by Fox News journalist Chris Wallace.

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'This was preventable,' Pelosi says at memorial in DC for coronavirus victims

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Pelosi spoke in front of 20,000 flags that had been planted on the National Mall in remembrance of the more than 200,000 lives lost to the virus.

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Bloomberg raises $16 million to help Florida felons pay fines to vote in November

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The funds will fuel a voter program that has identified 32,000 mostly Black and Latino voters who would otherwise be disenfranchised.

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Democratic Pennsylvania election official warns state Supreme Court ruling could lead to 100,000 rejected ballots

1 hour, 36 minutes ago

Democratic Pennsylvania election official warns state Supreme Court ruling could lead to 100,000 rejected ballots

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Harris uses personal story to court recent immigrants, communities of color

2 hours, 39 minutes ago

The California senator is partly focused on increasing Democratic margins over Trump, including in key battleground states.

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Sen. Romney signals he'll support a vote on Trump's Supreme Court pick

3 hours, 14 minutes ago

Trump plans to announce his pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday.

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Nearly 120 arrested in 'largest operation to date' targeting darknet drug trafficking

3 hours, 40 minutes ago

FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen announced that Operation DisrupTOR led to nearly 120 arrests in connection with online drug sales and trafficking on the darknet.

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Romney: Decision to hold vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee 'consistent with history'

4 hours, 43 minutes ago

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, voiced his support for moving forward with a vote on President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, claiming the decision was "consistent with history."

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The Senate was designed to cool our politics down. No more

5 hours, 18 minutes ago

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

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Trump claims COVID "affects virtually nobody" as U.S. deaths hit 200K

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The United States has for many months had the highest number of infections and deaths in the world.

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U.S. reimposes "public charge" wealth test for immigrants

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Advocates have warned that the policy deters immigrant communities from accessing critical government assistance during the pandemic.

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How do I vote in my state in the 2020 election?

23 minutes ago

COVID-19 is changing the way we'll cast our ballots this year, with many searching for absentee options. Here's CBS News' look at voting across the U.S. — America decides: States and dates.

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Meet Trump's top candidates to fill Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court

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Judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa are considered the frontrunners as Mr. Trump considers who will succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court.

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Romney backs vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

1 hour, 15 minutes ago

Romney's support for moving forward with the confirmation process provides crucial backing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Watch live: Trump makes campaign swing through Pennsylvania

2 hours, 39 minutes ago

Polling shows former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Trump slightly in the state.

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House may vote on bill to fund government through December

3 hours, 6 minutes ago

Republicans have slammed the bill for not including funds to assist farmers.

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Senator Ted Cruz on filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat

3 hours, 37 minutes ago

Senator Ted Cruz joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the Senate fight to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat with President Trump's forthcoming nominee.

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CBS News Eye on Trends: The latest from the CBS News Election & Survey Unit

3 hours, 47 minutes ago

A recap of latest polls and data-driven studies from the CBS News Election & Survey Unit

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Voters in Florida still deciding on presidential vote as race tightens

5 hours, 5 minutes ago

Florida voters are still deciding who to choose in the 2020 presidential election as the race heats up in the key battleground state. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

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Election live updates: Romney backs voting this year on Trump nominee to replace Ginsburg

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Meanwhile, Trump is headed to Pennsylvania, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden is dispatching his running mate, Kamala D. Harris, to Michigan, while he holds fundraisers.

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The White House: Trump’s always-coming-soon health-care plan is coming soon

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Given the Supreme Court vacancy, this is a suddenly urgent issue.

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What to know about the 2020 presidential debates

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The first presidential debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is scheduled to take place Sept. 29.

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What to know about the 2020 presidential debates

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The first presidential debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is scheduled to take place Sept. 29.

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The numbers to know in the Supreme Court fight

1 hour, 49 minutes ago

Senate Republicans can only afford so many defectors to confirm Trump's nominee

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The numbers to know in the Supreme Court fight

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Senate Republicans can only afford so many defectors to confirm Trump's nominee

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The brazen claim by Trump and Tucker Carlson about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish

3 hours, 30 minutes ago

Carlson says he doesn't believe Ginsburg actually made her dying wish "for a second." Trump suggested it had been written by Democrats. But it's eminently believable that she said this.

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The brazen claim by Trump and Tucker Carlson about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish

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Carlson says he doesn't believe Ginsburg actually made her dying wish "for a second." Trump suggested it had been written by Democrats. But it's eminently believable that she said this.

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Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment

5 minutes ago

The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.

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British Give U.S. Evidence Against ISIS ‘Beatles,’ Clearing Way for Trial

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The men were half of a cell of Britons who held Westerners hostage in Syria, some of whom were beheaded for propaganda videos.

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C.I.A. Reasserts Putin Is Likely Directing Election Influence Efforts to Aid Trump

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The assessment, which the agency has moderate confidence in, buttresses earlier findings that the Russian president supports President Trump’s re-election.

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In Biden, China Sees an ‘Old Friend’ and Possible Foe

49 minutes ago

Some in China believe Biden, if elected, might do damage to the nation’s ambitions, taking a harder line on human rights and rallying allies to stand up to Beijing.

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Lagoa’s Role in Florida Could Be a Factor in Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

2 hours, 49 minutes ago

Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump.

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The White House, Senate and Supreme Court Could All Hinge on North Carolina

3 hours, 20 minutes ago

Thom Tillis, who has embraced President Trump’s plan to quickly replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could become the deciding vote in the Senate.

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Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg Refused to Step Down

4 hours, 12 minutes ago

She could have had President Obama nominate her successor. But she didn’t get to the Supreme Court by letting other people tell her what she could do.

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Trying to Hammer Iran With U.N. Sanctions, U.S. Issues More of Its Own

4 hours, 20 minutes ago

The Trump administration targeted Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs after the U.N. refused to enforce international penalties that the U.S. said it had triggered over the weekend.

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How A Supreme Court Vacancy Could Spell The End Of Legal Abortion

1 hour, 53 minutes ago

A legal scholar on the fate of Roe v. Wade after the death of liberal giant Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Fauci Aide To Retire After Report Outs Him As RedState's Infamous Coronavirus Denier

4 hours, 28 minutes ago

Bill Crews, an internal communications staffer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called Dr. Anthony Fauci a "mask nazi" in a blog post.

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Mitt Romney Supports A Vote On A Trump Supreme Court Nominee

4 hours, 45 minutes ago

The Utah senator's announcement dealt a huge blow to Democrats' chances of stopping Trump from confirming his third conservative justice.

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Trump Could Face Tax Fraud Probe, Manhattan Prosecutor Says For First Time

6 hours, 35 minutes ago

Lawyers for District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the “mountainous” public allegations of misconduct could justify a grand jury probe.

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Muslim Ban Dissent Is A Part Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy

9 hours, 4 minutes ago

Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in the travel ban decision has been crucial in the fight to end it, Muslim rights advocates say.

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This Progressive Fights In Trump Country For A House Seat Democrats Abandoned

9 hours, 4 minutes ago

Cathy Kunkel hopes a (Green) New Deal and a populist message can help her -- and Democrats -- start winning back West Virginia.

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Chris Wallace Picks Debate Topics, Appears to Omit Several Key Issues

1 hour, 17 minutes ago

Fox News' Chris Wallace, the moderator for the first presidential debate of the general election next Tuesday, has chosen the topics that President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will face -- and he appears to have omitted several key issues.

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Cory Booker: Trump's 'Rank Racism,' 'Demagoguery Has Got to Go'

1 hour, 22 minutes ago

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said on Tuesday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that President Donald Trump's "rank racism" and "demagoguery" had to go.

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Farage Predicts the Future! Hundreds of Illegal Boat Migrants Cross the Channel

1 hour, 26 minutes ago

Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage was proven right in his prediction that hundreds of illegal boat migrants would make the journey across the English Channel from France on Tuesday, as massive numbers poured into the UK ahead of the changing

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Donald Trump Gains Votes from Asian Immigrants

1 hour, 45 minutes ago

President Donald Trump is on track to raise his share of Asian American voters to perhaps 35 percent in 2020, up from perhaps 27 percent in 2016.

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Most Big 10 Football Fans Credit President Trump for Return to Conference Play

1 hour, 51 minutes ago

A poll finds that more than half of respondents feel that the Big 10's return to play is due to President Donald Trump's urging a college football return.

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RealClearPolitics: Google Suppresses Conservative Media in Search Results

1 hour, 51 minutes ago

A report from RealClearPolitics has found that Google pushes conservative news sites far down in search results. The RealClearPolitics investigation confirms Breitbart News' own reporting on Google's suppression of the site in search results, illustrated by the nearly complete disappearance of Breitbart articles in the results for a search of "Joe Biden."

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Haim Saban to Spend Heavily for Joe Biden; Attended Trump's White House Peace Ceremony

1 hour, 52 minutes ago

Billionaire left-wing megadonor and Hollywood mogul Haim Saban said Tuesday that he and his wife will be spending heavily to elect Democrats in 2020 -- even though President Donald Trump brought about peace deals in the Middle East.

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Mike Braun: Supreme Court Fight Will Be 'Catapult' for Trump, Vulnerable Senate GOP Races

1 hour, 55 minutes ago

Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) told Breitbart News during a conference call on Tuesday that the Supreme Court confirmation fight will serve as a "catapult" for President Donald Trump and vulnerable Senate Republicans facing reelection.

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Feds Seize $196K in Cash at Border Crossing from Texas to Mexico

1 hour, 59 minutes ago

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Eagle Pass, Texas, seized nearly $200,000 in unreported currency being smuggled into Mexico. This adds to the increasing amount of cash being seized at ports of entry.

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'There Is No Monopoly Here:' Tim Cook Welcomes Antitrust Investigation of Apple

2 hours, 1 minute ago

Speaking at the Atlantic Festival recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the antitrust issues that the tech giant is facing amongst a number of other topics.

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