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The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main, historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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Wisconsin governor seeks delay of Tuesday's election [Video]

Wisconsin governor seeks delay of Tuesday's election

Democratic Governor Tony Evers moved on Monday to postpone Wisconsin's primary election from Tuesday until June 9, citing health risks from the coronavirus pandemic, but Republicans said they would..

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Executive Order To Postpone Primary Election [Video]

Wisconsin Governor Signs Executive Order To Postpone Primary Election

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order about postponing Wisconsin’s primary election. According to Reuters, he wants to move the election from April 7 to June 9. Evers cited health..

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Virtual Democratic convention? Could be, says Biden [Video]

Virtual Democratic convention? Could be, says Biden

Just a few days after the Democratic National Convention had been postponed from July until August, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden on Sunday said Democrats should be prepared to host a..

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Democrats Delay Presidential Convention Amid Coronavirus Concerns [Video]

Democrats Delay Presidential Convention Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The Democratic Party announced on Thursday that they have postponed the U.S. presidential nominating convention. The convention is being pushed back to August, due to the novel coronavirus health..

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Trump Campaign Slams Jeff Sessions For 'Delusional' Campaign Platform [Video]

Trump Campaign Slams Jeff Sessions For 'Delusional' Campaign Platform

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has sneered at former Trump administration AG Jeff Sessions. According to Business Insider, Sessions is trying to get his position back as a Republican US..

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Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill [Video]

Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she wants to virus-proof the November election by including funding to boost voting by mail in the next pandemic response plan being put together by..

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Nancy Pelosi Calls For Recovery Bill On Coronavirus Outbreak While Trump Wants $2 Trillion For Infrastructure [Video]

Nancy Pelosi Calls For Recovery Bill On Coronavirus Outbreak While Trump Wants $2 Trillion For Infrastructure

U.S. Republican lawmakers are wary over Democratic plans to create another large spending bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress needs a bill related to the recovery of the outbreak.But Senate..

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Republicans Blame Impeachment For Distracting Government From Coronavirus [Video]

Republicans Blame Impeachment For Distracting Government From Coronavirus

President Donald Trump was criticized for his lack of preparation against the coronavirus outbreak. According to Business Insider, Republican allies said the president was distracted by impeachment...

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Republican Senator Wants To Partially Reopen The US Economy [Video]

Republican Senator Wants To Partially Reopen The US Economy

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson wants parts of the American economy to reopen. He said it wants to avoid a recession or depression and said “death is an unavoidable part of life.” Johnson said: “We..

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Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill into law [Video]

Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill into law

U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the largest fiscal relief measure ever passed by Congress on Friday, moments after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill, despite calls for a..

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Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill [Video]

Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest in American history - to help people and businesses cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus..

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House passes $2.2 trillion aid bill, sends to Trump [Video]

House passes $2.2 trillion aid bill, sends to Trump

Despite GOP congressman Thomas Massie attempting to delay the vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest in American history - to help..

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House Aims To Pass $2 Trillion Coronavirus Bill As Republican Rep Tries To Delay [Video]

House Aims To Pass $2 Trillion Coronavirus Bill As Republican Rep Tries To Delay

The U.S. House gathered on Friday to pass a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Congress is hoping to pass the measure through a voice vote, which is one of the fastest methods available...

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Senator Lindsey Graham Wants $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Passed Immediately [Video]

Senator Lindsey Graham Wants $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Passed Immediately

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told his congressional colleagues to “pass the damn bill.” According to Business Insider, Graham wanted the $2 trillion stimulus package quickly passed to help..

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House leaders spar ahead of Friday vote on aid package [Video]

House leaders spar ahead of Friday vote on aid package

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy issued partisan barbs Thursday, one day before the chamber is expected to pass the estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief..

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Pelosi anticipates bipartisan support for coronavirus bill in U.S. House [Video]

Pelosi anticipates bipartisan support for coronavirus bill in U.S. House

The Democratic Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said she expects "a strong bipartisan vote" on a $2 trillion rescue package, which Nancy Pelosi credited Democrats for winning..

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Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill [Video]

Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

U.S. senators were set to vote on a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, although critics from the right and left..

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Donald Trump announces US coronavirus economic rescue bill [Video]

Donald Trump announces US coronavirus economic rescue bill

President Donald Trump is touting an economic bill in response to the viral pandemic that has shut down businesses and crippled economies around the globe. The bill expands unemployment benefits and..

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Poll finds increased U.S. concern over COVID-19 [Video]

Poll finds increased U.S. concern over COVID-19

Seven in 10 Americans now consider the coronavirus pandemic to be "a serious threat to me and my family," according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll that shows how wide, bipartisan segments of the..

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Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom [Video]

Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom

In California, where 51 people have died and 2,200 tested positive, Governor Gavin Newsom said fully half the confirmed cases were between the ages of 18 and 49, and reminded people that 'this disease..

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Senate reaches deal on $2 trillion relief package [Video]

Senate reaches deal on $2 trillion relief package

After days of tense partisan discussions, U.S.senators have reached an agreement on a massive $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Gloria Tso reports.

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U.S. lawmakers close to a $2 trillion stimulus bill [Video]

U.S. lawmakers close to a $2 trillion stimulus bill

Senior Democrats and Republicans in the divided U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were close to a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to limit the coronavirus pandemic's economic toll. Lisa..

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Aid bill has 'unemployment insurance on steroids': Schumer [Video]

Aid bill has 'unemployment insurance on steroids': Schumer

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said lawmakers are close to an agreement on a massive coronavirus aid bill that he said would pay the salary of furloughed workers for four..

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U.S. Supreme Court limits absentee voting in Wisconsin

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a Republican request to limit absentee voting in Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary amid restrictions on residents because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Wisconsin's Democratic governor seeks delay of Tuesday's election, Republicans challenge move

Democratic Governor Tony Evers moved on Monday to postpone Wisconsin's primary election from Tuesday until June 9, citing health risks from the coronavirus pandemic, but Republicans said they would..
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Wisconsin's Democratic governor postpones Tuesday's election until June over coronavirus

Democratic Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order on Monday postponing Wisconsin's primary election from Tuesday until June 9, citing health risks from the coronavirus pandemic, but Republican..
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Florida, Nevada may be hit hardest by coronavirus economic shock: study

Florida beaches remained packed with partying college students as the coronavirus crisis gathered force, and the Republican governor was slow to impose social distancing in a tourist-dependent economy.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Is Trying to Lead in a Pandemic Without Picking Sides

The Texas governor hasn’t defied President Trump, like some of his fellow Republican governors have. He also hasn’t ignored public health recommendations. He’s aiming for crisis management that..
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Maryland’s Governor, a Republican, Is Willing to Spar With Trump for Supplies

Larry Hogan is head of the National Governors Association and charged with representing state leaders who fear they’re unprepared to fight the coronavirus.
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Devin Nunes Says Decision to Cancel School in California Was ‘Overkill’

Mr. Nunes, a Republican representative from California, urged the country to start getting people back to work in one to two weeks despite the coronavirus outbreak.
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GOP Rep. Devin Nunes again questions coronavirus distancing measures, calls California school closures 'way overkill'

California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes also said on Fox News that he doesn't think the country can "wait until the end of April" to get back to work.
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Democrats Fear for Their Convention. For Republicans, ‘The Show Must Go On.’

As the virus disrupts the campaign, G.O.P. officials are taking their cue from President Trump, while Joe Biden said “it’s hard to envision” the Democrats holding an in-person convention in July.
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Republican chairwoman: Donald Trump is working around the clock to keep Americans safe

In the war on COVID-19, the commander in chief has engaged every sector of society in the fight against our shared enemy, writes Ronna McDaniel.
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With Republicans wary of more coronavirus spending, Trump urges infrastructure plan

U.S. Republican lawmakers signaled caution on Tuesday over Democratic plans to prepare another large spending bill to battle the coronavirus crisis, even as President Donald Trump called for $2..
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The Safety Net Is Stronger. What Happens After the Coronavirus?

The emergency legislation enacted by Congress with support from Republicans and President Trump has intensified a long-running debate about whether the United States does enough in ordinary times to..
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'That's just not true.' GOP Gov. Hogan contradicts Trump claim that testing problems are fixed

"No state has enough testing," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said on NPR's Morning Edition on Tuesday when asked about Trump's claims about testing.
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Are Democrats Cool on Biden?

Republicans are more excited to vote for President Trump than Democrats are for their likely nominee, polling shows.
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Partisan divide returns in U.S. Congress on coronavirus next steps

Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for..
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Top U.S. House Republican says another coronavirus stimulus bill may not be needed

The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said on Sunday that a fourth economic stimulus package to try to curb the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic would be premature and may not..
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'This cannot be our final bill': Pelosi looks ahead while Republicans want to see effects of $2 trillion coronavirus package

Pelosi has a list of items she says need to be addressed in a future coronavirus package. The GOP first wants to see how the current plan works out.
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U.S. Representative Mike Kelly tests positive for coronavirus

U.S. Representative Mike Kelly, Republican of Pennsylvania, said on Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, the fifth member of Congress to do so.
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House passes $2.2T rescue package amid vote drama

The House rushed President Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package, to aid the U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus. The measure passed by a voice vote despite an attempt..
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GOP's Massie under fire for vote delay attempt

The House approved a sweeping $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday after leaders from both parties banded together to outmaneuver Rep. Thomas Massie, a maverick GOP lawmaker who infuriated many..
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House aims to push through $2 trillion coronavirus bill as holdout insists on formal vote

The U.S. House was poised on Friday to pass a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, with Democratic and Republican aides saying enough members had flocked to the Capitol to override a holdout..
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Trump says he will not cancel August Republican Convention

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would not cancel the Republican National Convention in August in Charlotte, North Carolina, because of the coronavirus.
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Fires of U.S. culture wars flare amid coronavirus crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic spread across the United States this week, Republicans in Texas and Mississippi sought to further limit abortion access and New Jersey's Democratic governor refused to..
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Tempers rise as U.S. Senate awaits vote on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate hoped to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion emergency package to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but found..
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Four Republican senators said they believed the bill could incentivize employees to leave their jobs and go on unemployment. Senate leaders still hoped to vote on the measure later Wednesday.
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U.S. Senate bill grants aviation sector big bailout: Republican senator

A compromise $2 trillion economic rescue package set to be voted on by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday will include $25 billion for airlines in cash grants, a badly needed lifeline for an industry facing..
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Forget politics. Majority of Republicans, Democrats now agree coronavirus is 'serious threat': Reuters/Ipsos poll

Seven in 10 Americans now consider the coronavirus pandemic to be "a serious threat to me and my family," according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll that shows how wide, bipartisan segments of the..
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'No functioning economy unless we control the virus': Lindsey Graham, Liz Cheney warn Trump not to ease guidelines

"There will be no normally functioning economy if our hospitals are overwhelmed," tweeted GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.
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Trump challenged on his early bid to reopen economy

A week after millions of Americans began taking shelter at home from the coronavirus, at least one Republican governor warned on Tuesday against easing restrictions too soon even though the clampdown..
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Rand Paul’s Positive Coronavirus Test Sets the (Still Meeting) Senate on Edge

The Kentucky Republican’s diagnosis has injected a shot of fear into the Senate as it scrambles to pass a relief package to respond to the pandemic.
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Democrats Again Block Action on Coronavirus Stimulus, Seeking Restrictions on Corporate Aid

Tempers flared on the Senate floor as Republicans accused Democrats of slowing needed assistance and Democrats said the package fell short.
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Congress struggles to finish economic aid package

With Democrats and Republicans blaming each other for delays, the Senate is struggling to to complete a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package. Democrats derailed the plan Sunday, arguing it was..
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'Dilly-dallying around': Testy U.S. Senate nears coronavirus relief vote

Tempers boiled over in the U.S. Senate on Monday as lawmakers moved toward another vote on a far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package even though Republicans and Democrats said they were..
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U.S. Senate moves toward uncertain vote on massive coronavirus relief package

The U.S. Senate on Monday moved toward another vote on a far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package on Monday, though Republicans and Democrats said they still had not resolved their..
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U.S. Senate looks to strike deal on coronavirus relief package

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate were pushing toward agreement on a far-reaching $1 trillion-plus coronavirus stimulus package on Monday after weekend talks ended with no deal.
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Democrats, please don't waste the coronavirus crisis. Hold out for what Americans need.

Democrats should leverage Republican desperation to ensure any coronavirus bailout protects workers, elections and health care. Not CEOs or the GOP.
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Senate GOP virus bill aids U.S. transport sector; offers airlines loans, not cash

A Senate Republican coronavirus stimulus package would provide financial aid to U.S. airports, transit systems and passenger railroad Amtrak, but $50 billion for struggling U.S. airlines would be a..
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Coronavirus relief bill slows in U.S. Senate, talks continue

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Senate GOP coronavirus bill aids U.S. transit, airports but loans not cash for airlines

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Rand Paul Tests Positive for Covid-19, Fueling Anxiety in the Capitol

The Kentucky Republican is the first senator to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. He went about his routine for days after being tested, potentially exposing many colleagues.
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U.S. Senate stops Republican coronavirus bill

Partisan battles in the U.S. Senate on Sunday stopped a coronavirus response bill from advancing, even as negotiations continued.
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Republican coronavirus bill hits roadblock in U.S. Senate; negotiations continue

Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Sunday were voting to block a coronavirus response bill as they pushed for more funding to help hospitals and others hurt by the outbreak.
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U.S. Senate leadership aims to finalize trillion-dollar coronavirus bill

Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate were headed back to the negotiating table on Sunday as they scrambled to work out a $1 trillion-plus bill aimed at limiting the coronavirus..
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Push for Cash in Rescue Package Came From Unlikely Source: Conservatives

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