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Why breaking up (Google) is so hard to do
DOJ's suit against Google could become the first time in decades a court orders a company split up for anti-competitive conduct.
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MAGA world, GOP unite on social-media bias after Hunter Biden story
Twitter and Facebook's handling of the New York Post piece has pushed long-simmering MAGA complaints to the top of Republicans’ talking points.
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White House looks at cutting Covid funds, newborn screenings in ‘anarchist’ cities
Documents show funding for a host of health programs is at risk under the president’s order targeting liberal strongholds.
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Trump ends ’60 Minutes’ interview, attacks Lesley Stahl on Twitter
The president, reportedly frustrated by the line of questioning, said he was considering posting the interview before airtime “for the sake of accuracy in reporting.”
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Senate Dems agonize over embattled Feinstein
Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he had a “long and serious talk” with the 87-year-old senator.
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Bloomberg knocks Trump back on his heels in Florida
The former New York City mayor’s spending is forcing the president to dig deep in the key swing state and enabling the Biden campaign to spend ad dollars elsewhere.
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States prepare for their own vaccine safety reviews amid worries about Trump’s influence on the FDA
It's not yet clear whether the states would seek to block distribution of a vaccine they deem unsafe or ineffective, or just broadcast those concerns far and wide.
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California outlines path for sports fans and Disneyland — in concept
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Flynn, Grenell on opposing GOP sides of Georgia Senate race
Richard Grenell is endorsing Sen. Kelly Loeffler while Michael Flynn backs Rep. Doug Collins.
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GOP money man pleads guilty on foreign influence charge
Elliott Broidy, a former rainmaker for the Republican National Committee, acknowledged violating foreign lobbying laws.
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California wants court to force Republicans to divulge ballot box details
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Lawmakers press HHS for documents on Trump’s drug discount plan
Senior Democrats are seeking a memo from HHS’ top lawyer warning the plan could be illegal.
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A step ‘long overdue’: DOJ’s Google antitrust suit meets bipartisan praise
But one prominent Democrat called the timing of the action into question.
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Pelosi sees ‘a path’ to stimulus deal — but deadline may slip
Capitol Hill remains skeptical as her negotiations with the Treasury secretary linger.
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Poll: Democrats even with Republicans in Georgia Senate races
Donald Trump and Joe Biden also remain tied two weeks from Election Day.
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Judge blasts DeVos’ sweeping denials of student loan relief claims as ‘disturbingly Kafkaesque’
The judge ruled that DeVos had undermined the deal by denying large swaths of the claims without sufficient explanation.
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Meadows to judge: Trump didn’t promise more declassification
The judge is asking whether Trump's tweets undercut the government’s decision to withhold portions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro endorses Trump's reelection
Both have faced criticism for their skepticism of scientific expertise, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic as the two presidents have disparaged their own public health officials.
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Agreement on warheads brings U.S., Russia closer to extending nuclear treaty
Trump's top arms control negotiator is in Brussels briefing fellow NATO members on the status of the talks.
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Trump administration launches antitrust salvo against Google
The Trump administration’s suit is the most concrete manifestation yet of Washington’s growing bipartisan anger at the tech giants’ heft and wealth.
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Poll: White House, Senate races are toss-ups in North Carolina
The swing state could determine control of the presidency and whether the GOP retains its Senate majority.
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2 More Funny Feelings About 2020
With 14 days until the election, it’s time to inch even farther out on that limb.
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McCarthy locking up support despite fears of GOP losses
The minority leader is sealing up support to remain the top House Republican, but others in GOP leadership may not be as safe.
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Trump’s case against Omarosa exposes another problem: Unpaid legal bills
The case is just one of many lingering court battles the campaign has launched but not completed with two weeks left before Election Day.
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Party-switcher puts Kansas Senate seat in play for Democrats
Democrat Barbara Bollier, who left the GOP two years ago, is outraising GOP Rep. Roger Marshall as she expands Democrats' path to a Senate majority.
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Voting group launches seven-figure campaign to build trust in election
The ads will run on Fox News and digital platforms in four states.
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Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots
Progressives fret as Joe Biden's transition team vets a handful of Republicans for his potential administration.
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Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say
More than 50 former intelligence officials signed a letter casting doubt on the provenance of a New York Post story on the former vice president's son.
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Florida shatters opening day record for early voting
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Steele dossier sub-source threatens to sue top Republicans
Igor Danchenko, a Russian national who was outed as a source for Christopher Steele, says his life was put in danger.
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