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Washington Post PoliticsOct 20, 2020
Why some Senate Republicans are tiptoeing away from Trump
Republican voters appear to be splitting into two distinct groups, in a way that makes these Senate Republicans hesitate.

Fox PoliticsOct 20, 2020
GOP turns back Schumer motion to shut down Senate in protest of Barrett confirmation effort
Republicans on Monday night stalled a move by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to close down the Senate until after the presidential election, as the body's top Democrat continues to protest the effort to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the end of the month.

CNN PoliticsOct 20, 2020
As Senate Republicans push new PPP, small businesses say it falls short
Some small business owners say that the renewed push by Senate Republicans to add money to a key emergency loan program won't be enough to help them survive as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.

The Daily BeastOct 20, 2020
Trump Cabinet Totally Swears These Trips Are 100% Legit
MANDEL NGAN/GettyThree weeks before Election Day, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) stood outside the veterans' hospital in the Denver suburb of Aurora, in front of the cameras and flanked by Robert Wilkie, the Secretary of Veterans' Affairs.

It was exactly the kind of event that an incumbent facing a tough election, like Gardner, needs to have these days —a chance to demonstrate Washington clout by appearing next to a Cabinet official while hammering home a commitment to resolving an important and entirely uncontroversial home-state issue. The event was covered in local TV news and newspaper headlines, all of which broadcast Gardner's desire to secure a new VA hospital for Colorado Springs. Though other federal lawmakers were invited, none came, giving Gardner the spotlight.

That scene has been replicated around the country in the home stretch of the 2020 election, with Donald Trump's presidency and the Senate majority on the line for Republicans. Over the past three months, several Trump administration Cabinet officials have touched down in battleground states or districts to join prominent local Republicans, frequently those facing tough elections, for press events and photo ops, according to a Daily Beast review of Cabinet officials' schedules and social media accounts.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



CNN PoliticsOct 19, 2020
Republicans doubt Mnuchin and Pelosi can come up with a stimulus deal they can support
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continue their negotiations for a stimulus package, Senate Republicans are largely looking at their talks with skepticism, doubtful they will reach an agreement and warning that it will face a tough climb in the Senate even if one is brokered.
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