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Fame or blame? What lies ahead for 'the Squad', as they eye second terms in U.S. Congress

27 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON They came to Washington to shake things up and in their first two years in the U.S. House of Representatives the four lawmakers popularly known as 'the Squad' achieved stardom but also discovered that life in the political fast-lane can be perilous.

Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify post-election: U.S. Senate panel

24 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Friday the chief executives of Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc will testify before the panel on Nov. 17 over their decision to block stories that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son.

Trump rejoices as Senate panel approves Barrett while Democrats boycott

22 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime Supreme Court seat despite a Democratic boycott, clearing the way for a final Senate confirmation vote planned for Monday. | Video

Republicans to push ahead with U.S. Supreme Court pick despite Democrats' boycott

22 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans pledged to go ahead with a vote on Thursday on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, despite Judiciary Committee Democrats pledging to boycott a proceeding that they called "a sham."

White House, Democrats face Senate Republican opposition on coronavirus aid

21 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The White House and congressional Democrats kept up negotiations on Wednesday on a fresh coronavirus relief bill, though their effort faced opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where conservatives object to the trillion-dollar-plus price tag.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-White House, Democrats face Senate Republican opposition on coronavirus aid

21 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 The White House and congressional Democrats kept up negotiations on Wednesday on a fresh coronavirus relief bill, though their effort faced opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where conservatives object to the trillion-dollar-plus price tag.

Battle over coronavirus relief intensifies ahead of U.S. election

21 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 The battle over a hefty, new U.S. coronavirus aid bill was set to spill into Wednesday as the White House and Democrats try to strike a deal before the Nov. 3 presidential and congressional elections, now with the encouragement of President Donald Trump.

In face of Trump's COVID-19 case, Democrats seek to set up commission on incapacitated presidents

09 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON One week after Republican President Donald Trump announced he had COVID-19, Democrats in Congress on Friday proposed creating a commission to help decide whether to transfer a future U.S. president's powers when incapacitated. | Video

Pelosi, Mnuchin search for common ground as U.S. COVID-19 talks resume

08 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said legislation to help airline companies survive the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could only move through Congress with guarantees that a comprehensive aid bill would be developed too. | Video

White House aides downplay coronavirus aid chances; Pelosi blasts Trump, but discusses airline help

08 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Top White House officials on Wednesday downplayed the possibility of more coronavirus relief, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disparaged President Donald Trump for backing away from talks on a comprehensive deal. | Video

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