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Stimulus talks come down to a Trump loyalty litmus test

Stimulus talks come down to a Trump loyalty litmus test

If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is successful in getting Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the White House to sign off on a nearly $2 trillion stimulus proposal and it gets drafted before the election, she’ll force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to make a wrenching decision. He’ll have to decide if he’s willing to hold…MORE

‘I waited 21 years for this moment’

‘I waited 21 years for this moment’

Carlos Garcia feared this moment would never come. And Justine Okello is feeling emotional about his chance to do something so many people around the world can’t: vote. More immigrants who’ve become US citizens like them are eligible to vote in 2020 than ever before. And Georgia — a battleground state in this election —…MORE

Long-term unemployed are exhausting state benefits

Long-term unemployed are exhausting state benefits

As the coronavirus pandemic continues into its eighth month, a growing number of Americans are exhausting their state unemployment benefits and shifting to extended payments funded by the federal government. But this additional cushion won’t last much longer for many people. The 13-week benefits extension provided by Congress runs out at the end of the…MORE

The legal doctrine that could sway the election

The legal doctrine that could sway the election

As emergency petitions concerning voting rights challenges have raced through the courts in the final weeks of the election, judges and justices have found themselves trying to explain a legal doctrine that was designed to preserve the integrity of the electoral process. But for a doctrine aimed at clarity, it has, in the age of…MORE

Biden has substantial cash advantage over Trump in final weeks, new filings show

Biden has substantial cash advantage over Trump in final weeks, new filings show

President Donald Trump’s campaign entered October with just $63.1 million in remaining cash reserves, new filings show, underscoring his financial vulnerabilities as Election Day fast approaches. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, had nearly three times that amount — more than $177 million — remaining in his war chest, highlighting how the former vice president’s fundraising…MORE

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