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Obama’s Call to Abolish Filibuster Puts Further Spotlight on the Tactic

Credit: NYTimes.com- Published on July 30, 2020
In the middle of the election season, Democrats hopeful of capturing the White House and Congress intensify their talk of ending the filibuster to thwart Republican opposition.
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Democratic Party (United States)

Major political party in the United States
Republicans see benefits for candidates struggling in conservative states, but Democrats say the vacancy sharpens their health care message and underscores..
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The former vice president and the Democrats were $187 million behind President Trump and the Republicans this spring. Now they are entering the final stretch of..
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The Democratic nominee, speaking in Philadelphia, said the Senate should wait until after the election to decide on the nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader..
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Barack Obama

44th president of the United States
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing to hold a vote on President Trump’s eventual Supreme Court nominee, despite blocking former President..
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The GOP held up hearings for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee in 2016. But it's a different story for President Trump's nominee in 2020.
 
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The majority leader pledged that President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg would receive a Senate vote, despite his 2016 move to block President..
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Republican Party (United States)

Major political party in the United States
Here's the latest for Sunday September 20th: Biden to GOP senators: Don't jam through Ginsburg nominee; Key GOP senator opposes Supreme Court nomination before..
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Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski on Sunday became the second GOP senator to oppose filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the election...
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White House

Official residence and workplace of the President of the United States
Envelopes with ricin were intercepted last week on their way to the White House, a sheriff’s office and a detention facility in Texas.
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The former national security adviser speaks with Scott Pelley about China, Russia, his decision to serve under President Trump and a host of other topics in a..
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Initial information indicated the letters originated in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.
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Somebody tried sending ricin to the White House, with the intent of having it received by President Trump ... this according to several reports. The NYT, CNN and..
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United States Congress

Legislature of the United States
The president’s determination to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election set lawmakers on a collision course as Congress..
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In a newly released report on Boeing’s 737 Max, congressional investigators heavily criticized the airplane manufacturer for ignoring blatant flaws in its..
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