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Prospects diminish for Covid deal ahead of election

Mnuchin said Wednesday that he and Pelosi continue to “make progress.” Pelosi’s spokesperson, too, described the talks as “productive” and said the two negotiators would speak again on Thursday. But across Washington, a dose of political realism has begun to set in, with lawmakers and top aides begrudgingly admitting that it would be virtually impossible […]

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Republicans try to separate Barrett from Trump

“I play a lot of golf with the president, I guess. I’ve enjoyed it,” Graham said. “We talk about a lot on the golf course. … I promise I’ve never talked about severability with the president,” the chairman said, referring to a lawsuit filed by 18 Republican state attorneys general. Trump has long backed the […]