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

Oct 09 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

Oct 08 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

Oct 07 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

Coronavirus aid hopes evaporate as Trump ends talks with U.S. Democrats

Oct 06 2020

WASHINGTON Prospects for more aid for Americans struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. airlines seeking to avert a wave of layoffs crumbled on Tuesday when President Donald Trump ended negotiations with Congress over a large coronavirus bill.

U.S. Senate Republicans, Romney pave way for vote on Trump Supreme Court pick

Sep 22 2020

WASHINGTON Senate Republicans including Mitt Romney on Tuesday lined up behind President Donald Trump's push to widen the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority, leaving Democrats little hope of blocking a confirmation vote on a successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that could come before the Nov. 3 election. | Video

House Democrats file bill to fund U.S. government but leave out new farm money

Sep 21 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress this week considers legislation to fund the federal government through mid-December, but a dispute over farm aid raised questions about whether lawmakers can avoid a government shutdown amid a pandemic just weeks before the Nov. 3 elections.

Death of U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg raises stakes in battle for Senate control

Sep 19 2020

WASHINGTON The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes in the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate, forcing embattled Republican incumbents to choose between trying to appeal to moderate voters or hoping to fire up a conservative base. | Video

Death of U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg raises stakes in battle for Senate control

Sep 19 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes in the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate, forcing embattled Republican incumbents to choose between trying to appeal to moderate voters or hoping to fire up a conservative base.

Ginsburg death ignites fierce U.S. Senate battle - and stirs Scalia's ghost

Sep 19 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday kicked off a monumental battle in Congress as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invited President Donald Trump to promptly nominate a replacement, ignoring pleas by Democrats to await the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election. | Video

Ginsburg death ignites fierce U.S. Senate battle - and stirs Scalia's ghost

Sep 19 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday kicked off a monumental battle in Congress as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invited President Donald Trump to promptly nominate a replacement, ignoring pleas by Democrats to await the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

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