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Republican Party (United States): Major political party in the United States
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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Funding crunch risks U.S. election chaos [Video]

Funding crunch risks U.S. election chaos

[NFA] State election officials face budget cuts after tax revenues plunged in the virus-stricken economy, with consequences that could undermine voters’ faith in the polls. This report produced by..

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Trump bets re-opening schools may win votes [Video]

Trump bets re-opening schools may win votes

[NFA] The Republican president's re-election effort sees re-opening schools shuttered by the coronavirus as part of a plan to restore his standing among suburban voters. This report produced by Zachary..

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Democrats blast Trump for Stone commutation [Video]

Democrats blast Trump for Stone commutation

[NFA] Democrats condemned Trump's decision to commute Roger Stone's prison sentence as an assault on the rule of law. Fred Katayama reports.

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Polls Show Conservative Americans Are Tired of Protests [Video]

Polls Show Conservative Americans Are Tired of Protests

Since June 1st America has been consumed with anti-racism protests. Now, over a month later, the protests show no signs of slowing down. Yahoo! reports a new Monmouth poll shows conservative Americans..

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West Says He's Okay Taking Votes From Biden [Video]

West Says He's Okay Taking Votes From Biden

Rapper and business mogul Kanye West has provided more details about his surprise bid for the presidency. In an interview with Forbes West said that he was OK taking Black voters from Democratic..

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Weekly $600 Benefit Ends July 31 Unless Congress Can Agree [Video]

Weekly $600 Benefit Ends July 31 Unless Congress Can Agree

Reuters Congress approved a $600 unemployment bonus on top of state payments as part of its coronavirus relief efforts in March. Those weekly payments are set to expire on July 31, and there's no..

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The Numbers Don't Lie? Who's Publishing Poll Results, And Why [Video]

The Numbers Don't Lie? Who's Publishing Poll Results, And Why

In the United States, if one political party is doing well, it tends to publish polls that say so. And according to CNN, the Democratic party is publishing an awful lot of polls these days. Democratic..

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Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Senate Primary [Video]

Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Senate Primary

John Hickenlooper on the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the June 30 primaries. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew..

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McGrath Defeats Booker In Kentucky [Video]

McGrath Defeats Booker In Kentucky

Amy McGrath won the Democratic primary to face GOP Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath is a former fighter pilot and 2018 House candidate backed by the US Senate Democrats'..

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Mississippi officially drops Confederate-themed flag [Video]

Mississippi officially drops Confederate-themed flag

Mississippi has officially retired the last state flag in the US with the Confederate battle emblem.Republican governor Tate Reeves signed the historic bill on Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion,..

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Should be 'no stigma' to wearing masks: McConnell [Video]

Should be 'no stigma' to wearing masks: McConnell

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday reiterated his call to wear masks, saying there should be 'no stigma' in doing so.

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Black GOP senator: Trump’s video retweet ‘terrible' [Video]

Black GOP senator: Trump’s video retweet ‘terrible'

U.S. Senator Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, said on Sunday that President Donald Trump's now-deleted retweet of a video containing a "white power" message was offensive.

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House Dems pass police reform bill as impasse deepens [Video]

House Dems pass police reform bill as impasse deepens

[NFA] The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed sweeping Democratic police reform bill that is opposed by President Donald Trump and Republicans, in the latest sign that congressional..

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Don't Have A Cow, Man: Judge Rules @DevinCow Can Carry On Trolling Devin Nunes [Video]

Don't Have A Cow, Man: Judge Rules @DevinCow Can Carry On Trolling Devin Nunes

In 2019, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Ca.) filed a complaint against Twitter, @DevinCow, and @DevinNunesMom, seeking damages of $250 million. According to Gizmodo, the ardent supporter of President Donald Trump..

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Fiorina Backs Biden [Video]

Fiorina Backs Biden

In 2016, Carly Fiorina ran for the Republican presidential nomination. Fiorina was CEO of Hewlett-Packard. In an interview published Thursday that she intends to vote for presumptive Democratic..

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Republican police reform bill 'lacks substance' -Schumer [Video]

Republican police reform bill 'lacks substance' -Schumer

Following a Republican police reform bill failing in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill "lacked substance."

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Biden Campaign Limiting Time With Foreign Powers [Video]

Biden Campaign Limiting Time With Foreign Powers

Business Insider reports that Joe Biden's presidential campaign says it's limiting members' interaction with foreign officials. A campaign official told Politico that President Donald Trump had created..

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Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY [Video]

Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY

New York, Kentucky were among the six states holding primaries Tuesday, with heated, key races and fewer polling sites due to social distancing restrictions. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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DOJ Prosecutor To Testify Higher Ups Improperly Interfered In Roger Stone Case [Video]

DOJ Prosecutor To Testify Higher Ups Improperly Interfered In Roger Stone Case

Justice Department prosecutor Aaron Zelinksy will testify to Congress this week about the sentencing of former GOP strategist Roger Stone. According to Business Insider, Zelinsky will say that senior..

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Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' takes aim at American politics [Video]

Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' takes aim at American politics

Comedian Jon Stewart has taken "the redundancy of the political system" and turned it into a comedy with a twist with his new film, "Irresistible." This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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Five mail-in ballot requests were altered from Democrat to Republican, federal prosectors in West Virginia said.
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What Will Trump’s Rally in New Hampshire Be Like? It’s Anyone’s Guess

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Houston Mayor Cancels Texas G.O.P. Convention, Calling It a ‘Public Health Risk’

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John James Has Something to Say On Racism. Less So On Trump.

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