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Biden's COVID relief package presents first test of his deal-making skills
Drew Angerer/Getty Images By BEN GITTLESON and BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden's embrace of bipartisanship has already faced its first test amid a tepid response from Republicans to his coronavirus relief proposals and the start of his predecessor's impeachment trial.Several moderate Republican and Democratic senators -- whose votes would be essential for passage of a massive spending package -- in recent days expressed concerns about the COVID-19 package's large price tag. The president's ability to sway them will show whether he can translate his decades of experience on Capitol Hill to his perch atop the executive...
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Republicans in some battlegrounds left GOP after Capitol riot
uschools/iStock By MEG CUNNINGHAM, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Some Republicans across the country are changing their party registrations following the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6.In Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Florida -- states which have made some of their data publicly available -- voters were leaving the Republican Party."It's definitely a trend and we noticed it right after -- on the 8th or 9th -- right after the insurrection on the 6th," Consuelo Kelly, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections communications director, told ABC News on Saturday about the changes in Florida.The numbers are minuscule in the grand...
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DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke wants to make the promise of 'justice for all' a reality
Courtesy Kristen Clarke By AVERI HARPER, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Just a day after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, at the formal announcement of her nomination to assistant attorney general for civil rights, Kristen Clarke made it clear where she stands on hate and discrimination."We are at a crossroads," she told a small audience of reporters in Wilmington, Delaware. "If I am fortunate enough to be confirmed, we will turn the page on hate and close the door on discrimination by enforcing our federal civil rights laws."If confirmed, Clarke -- through the Civil Rights Division of the Department of...
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