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Nancy Cordes is the CBS News congressional correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. She is a regular contributor to all CBS News programs and platforms.

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Democrats and White House still far apart as coronavirus relief bill deadline looms

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says today is the deadline for reaching a deal for a coronavirus relief bill before Election Day. While negotiators reported progress between congressional Democrats and the..
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sets deadline for COVID-19 stimulus deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the White House has until Tuesday to agree to a deal on a new coronavirus stimulus package if President Trump wants one before Election Day. Senate Republicans are..
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Congress, White House expected to continue stimulus talks

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says stimulus talks will resume this week, but there must be a deal by Tuesday. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Person who flew with Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of town hall

Joe Biden was given the all clear to participate in a Thursday night town hall after concerns he could have been exposed to COVID-19 while aboard his campaign plane. The virus has forced his running..
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Hunter Biden tabloid story raises disinformation campaign fears

The Trump campaign is accusing Twitter and Facebook of censorship after the social media companies blocked the spread of an unverified story about former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, and a..
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McConnell rules out vote on COVID bill as Trump hits campaign trail

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the U.S., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is ruling out a vote on a comprehensive stimulus bill. "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano spoke to CBSN political..
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett grilled during third day of her confirmation hearing

Judge Amy Coney Barrett seems to be on her way to becoming Justice Barrett after three days of confirmation hearings. Nancy Cordes reports.
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How the 2020 race compares to 2016 weeks before Election Day

CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes covered the Trump and Clinton campaigns in 2016. They join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to break..
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Judge Barrett grilled on health care and election issues

During Day 3 of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Judge Amy Coney Barrett declined to weigh in on everything from the constitutionality of Medicare to the validity of mail-in voting. Nancy Cordes..
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SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett grilled by senators on Obamacare, abortion, contested election

On the second day of her confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett insisted she didn't have any agenda against key issues like health care or abortion. Democratic Senators are..
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Judge Barrett evades policy questions in confirmation hearing

On the second day of confirmation hearings for the president's Supreme Court nominee, Democrats accused Judge Amy Coney Barrett of being evasive on some of her past positions. Nancy Cordes has the..
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Key takeaways from Amy Coney Barrett's first round of questioning

During a break in the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell, chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford, chief..
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Senators set to question Amy Coney Barrett as Democrats paint nominee as a threat to health care

Senators on Tuesday begin round one of questioning Judge Amy Coney Barrett in her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. The day before, Democrats made it clear they plan to focus on the millions of..
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Lawmakers lay out arguments for and against Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee delivered their opening arguments Monday as the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett began. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy..
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Amy Coney Barrett casts herself in the mold of Antonin Scalia on Day 1 of Supreme Court hearings

In the first day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats sought to frame their opposition by focusing on the legal threat to the Affordable Care Act. CBS News..
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Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett begin

On Monday, confirmation hearings for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett began. Republicans tried to preemptively shut down any discussion of Barrett's faith, while..
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As many schools begin the year online, officials struggle with how to feed students

As many schools begin the year online, officials struggle with how best to feed an increasing number of students struggling with food scarcity. Up to 13 million children lived in a home without enough..
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Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing to begin

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear opening statements regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court beginning Monday morning, kicking off several days of testimony by..
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White House says Trump has "approved" a "revised" coronavirus stimulus package

President Trump's top economic adviser says the president has "approved" a "revised" version of the coronavirus stimulus package, just days after calling off negotiations until after the November..
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Trump urges Congress to pass stimulus after halting negotiations

One day after calling off stimulus talks, President Trump wants Congress back at the bargaining table on a set of standalone bills. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
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President Trump ends coronavirus relief talks, then stirs confusion

President Trump on Tuesday tweeted he was calling off negotiations over a coronavirus relief package. After facing backlash over the decision, the president took to social media again to urge Congress..
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Republicans press forward with Supreme Court confirmation despite COVID cases

At least two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the Supreme Court nomination announcement for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. CBS News chief..
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Three GOP senators test positive for coronavirus

Three Republican senators have tested positive for the coronavirus following President Trump’s positive test and hospitalization. The full Senate will not meet for two weeks, but Majority Leader..
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Trump's coronavirus diagnosis leaves some lawmakers exposed

The president’s positive coronavirus test has prompted a wave of worry on Capitol Hill and led at least 15 lawmakers to get tested themselves. Nancy Cordes has details.
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Lawmakers react to President Trump having coronavirus

Reactions from lawmakers are pouring in after the news that President Trump has been confirmed to have coronavirus. CBS News' Christina Ruffini reports on what officials are saying, and CBS News chief..
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How Congress is reacting to President Trump's COVID-19 diagnoses

Republican and Democratic lawmakers offered well-wishes to President Trump and the first lady after they tested positive for COVID-19. It comes as questions loom over how this will impact the..
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House to vote on new COVID-19 relief package as Pelosi negotiates with White House

The House of Representatives is set to vote on a new Democratic-led economic relief package known as the HEROES Act. It comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin restart..
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President Trump's SCOTUS nominee sparks partisan Senate fight

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has already sparked a partisan debate in the Senate. Republicans are preparing to bring a confirmation vote before the election, but Democratic senators are..
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Partisan fight escalates to fill Justice Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat as she lies in repose

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in repose Wednesday and Thursday at the Supreme Court. It comes as Republicans and Democrats escalate their fight over how to fill her vacancy. CBS News chief..
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Senate GOP deliberates over SCOTUS nomination timeline as Trump prepares to announce pick

After Senator Mitt Romney of Utah announced his support for moving ahead with a Supreme Court nomination, Republican lawmakers are now deliberating over whether to hold a confirmation vote before or..
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Trump: There's "one or two" top contenders for Supreme Court vacancy

President Trump and Senate Republicans are preparing to move quickly after the president names his nominee for the high court. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News White..
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Republicans say they have secured votes for Ginsburg replacement

The Senate has enough time to confirm President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Mitt Romney says that he wants to move ahead to fill the vacant seat. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
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Senate fight over Supreme Court vacancy heats up as Republicans guarantee vote

The Senate was back in session Monday with leaders from both parties slamming each other over their response to Ginsburg's death. Republicans expect to have the votes necessary to confirm a Trump..
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Republicans push to fill Supreme Court vacancy before November elections

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump's eventual Supreme Court nominee will receive a vote on the Senate floor. CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and Los Angeles..
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GOP senators push to fill Ginsburg's seat before Election Day

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vows to hold a confirmation vote soon on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Senate fight looms over the future of Supreme Court

The political battle has already begun over the future of the Supreme Court. President Trump could name is nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg as soon as this week. CBS News chief congressional..
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Senate braces for fierce fight over Supreme Court seat

Senators are bracing for a fierce fight over who will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN to explain how the..
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Two Republican senators say they oppose Supreme Court vote before election

Washington is gearing up for a political battle over filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says whoever..
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Senate prepares for fight over potential Supreme Court nominee, less than two months before election

The Senate is preparing for a brutal fight just weeks ahead of the election as President Trump looks to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left behind by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Democrats are..
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Murkowski becomes second GOP senator to oppose filling Ginsburg's seat before election

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski on Sunday became the second GOP senator to oppose filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the election. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to..
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Filling Ginsburg's seat: What the Senate does next

CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports on when to expect a vote on the next Supreme Court nominee.
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Republicans pushing ahead to fill Ginsburg’s vacated seat

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing to hold a vote on President Trump’s eventual Supreme Court nominee, despite blocking former President Obama’s pick during an election year...
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Where the presidential race stands 50 days out

Monday marks 50 days until election day 2020, but voting has already begun. "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano spoke to CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion, CBS News chief congressional correspondent..
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Biden leads Trump in Arizona as candidates battle for swing state

A new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll reveals Joe Biden is leading President Trump in Arizona by three points. If he were to win, he'd become the first Democrat to win the state since 1996. Nancy..
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CBS poll gives Biden slight edge in Arizona, a traditionally red state that Trump carried in 2016

In the latest CBS News poll, former Vice President Joe Biden has a 3-point advantage over President Donald Trump in Arizona. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes spoke to voters in..
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Mitt Romney catches backlash for impeachment vote

President Trump and his allies are celebrating the end of the impeachment trial after the Republican majority in the Senate voted to acquit on both charges. The votes fell nearly along party lines, but..
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Postmaster general testifies before House Oversight Committee

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy returned to Capitol Hill on Monday to testify before the House Oversight Committee. DeJoy continued to defend changes made to the Postal Service ahead of the 2020..
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Postmaster General defends changes made to USPS during Senate committee hearing

The US postmaster general was peppered with questions from senators during a committee hearing. During his testimony, Louis DeJoy defended changes made to the postal service, and said delivering..
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Senators grill postmaster general over USPS changes

Postmaster General Louis Dejoy says it is "outrageous" to accuse him of trying to make it harder to cast a mail-in ballot. Nancy Cordes reports.
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President Trump not shying from support of QAnon conspiracy theorists

President Trump said Wednesday about QAnon conspiracy theorists, “I’ve heard these are people that love our country.” The FBI has warned theories like QAnon pose a growing threat of domestic..
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