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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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Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill [Video]

Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she wants to virus-proof the November election by including funding to boost voting by mail in the next pandemic response plan being put together by..

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Nancy Pelosi Calls For Recovery Bill On Coronavirus Outbreak While Trump Wants $2 Trillion For Infrastructure [Video]

Nancy Pelosi Calls For Recovery Bill On Coronavirus Outbreak While Trump Wants $2 Trillion For Infrastructure

U.S. Republican lawmakers are wary over Democratic plans to create another large spending bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress needs a bill related to the recovery of the outbreak.But Senate..

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Republicans Blame Impeachment For Distracting Government From Coronavirus [Video]

Republicans Blame Impeachment For Distracting Government From Coronavirus

President Donald Trump was criticized for his lack of preparation against the coronavirus outbreak. According to Business Insider, Republican allies said the president was distracted by impeachment...

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Republican Senator Wants To Partially Reopen The US Economy [Video]

Republican Senator Wants To Partially Reopen The US Economy

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson wants parts of the American economy to reopen. He said it wants to avoid a recession or depression and said “death is an unavoidable part of life.” Johnson said: “We..

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Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill into law [Video]

Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill into law

U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the largest fiscal relief measure ever passed by Congress on Friday, moments after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill, despite calls for a..

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Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill [Video]

Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest in American history - to help people and businesses cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus..

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House passes $2.2 trillion aid bill, sends to Trump [Video]

House passes $2.2 trillion aid bill, sends to Trump

Despite GOP congressman Thomas Massie attempting to delay the vote, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest in American history - to help..

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House Aims To Pass $2 Trillion Coronavirus Bill As Republican Rep Tries To Delay [Video]

House Aims To Pass $2 Trillion Coronavirus Bill As Republican Rep Tries To Delay

The U.S. House gathered on Friday to pass a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Congress is hoping to pass the measure through a voice vote, which is one of the fastest methods available...

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Senator Lindsey Graham Wants $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Passed Immediately [Video]

Senator Lindsey Graham Wants $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Passed Immediately

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told his congressional colleagues to “pass the damn bill.” According to Business Insider, Graham wanted the $2 trillion stimulus package quickly passed to help..

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House leaders spar ahead of Friday vote on aid package [Video]

House leaders spar ahead of Friday vote on aid package

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy issued partisan barbs Thursday, one day before the chamber is expected to pass the estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief..

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Pelosi anticipates bipartisan support for coronavirus bill in U.S. House [Video]

Pelosi anticipates bipartisan support for coronavirus bill in U.S. House

The Democratic Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said she expects "a strong bipartisan vote" on a $2 trillion rescue package, which Nancy Pelosi credited Democrats for winning..

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Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill [Video]

Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

U.S. senators were set to vote on a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, although critics from the right and left..

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Donald Trump announces US coronavirus economic rescue bill [Video]

Donald Trump announces US coronavirus economic rescue bill

President Donald Trump is touting an economic bill in response to the viral pandemic that has shut down businesses and crippled economies around the globe. The bill expands unemployment benefits and..

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Poll finds increased U.S. concern over COVID-19 [Video]

Poll finds increased U.S. concern over COVID-19

Seven in 10 Americans now consider the coronavirus pandemic to be "a serious threat to me and my family," according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll that shows how wide, bipartisan segments of the..

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Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom [Video]

Half of Californians testing positive between ages 18-49: Newsom

In California, where 51 people have died and 2,200 tested positive, Governor Gavin Newsom said fully half the confirmed cases were between the ages of 18 and 49, and reminded people that 'this disease..

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Senate reaches deal on $2 trillion relief package [Video]

Senate reaches deal on $2 trillion relief package

After days of tense partisan discussions, U.S.senators have reached an agreement on a massive $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Gloria Tso reports.

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U.S. lawmakers close to a $2 trillion stimulus bill [Video]

U.S. lawmakers close to a $2 trillion stimulus bill

Senior Democrats and Republicans in the divided U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were close to a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to limit the coronavirus pandemic's economic toll. Lisa..

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Aid bill has 'unemployment insurance on steroids': Schumer [Video]

Aid bill has 'unemployment insurance on steroids': Schumer

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said lawmakers are close to an agreement on a massive coronavirus aid bill that he said would pay the salary of furloughed workers for four..

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Tempers flare as $2 trillion aid package stalls in Senate [Video]

Tempers flare as $2 trillion aid package stalls in Senate

A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package failed to advance in the U.S. Senate on Monday as Democrats said it contained too little money for states and hospitals and not enough restrictions..

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Rand Paul Responds To Criticism Over Testing Positive For COVID-19 [Video]

Rand Paul Responds To Criticism Over Testing Positive For COVID-19

Republican Sen. Rand Paul responded to criticism he’s received after testing positive for COVID-19. According to Business Insider, Paul was tested without showing any symptoms of the virus. The..

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Senate Democrats block coronavirus relief bill [Video]

Senate Democrats block coronavirus relief bill

U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a massive coronavirus stimulus bill from advancing on Sunday (March 22), as Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer expressed concerns that the bill would benefit corporate..

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'Gee, that's too bad' - Trump on Romney self-quarantining [Video]

'Gee, that's too bad' - Trump on Romney self-quarantining

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that it was "too bad" that U.S. Senator Mitt Romney was in isolation after possible exposure to the coronavirus.

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Rand Paul becomes first U.S. senator to test positive for coronavirus [Video]

Rand Paul becomes first U.S. senator to test positive for coronavirus

U.S. Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Sunday, becoming the first member of the Senate to announce he has COVID-19, as the number of U.S. cases of the..

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Prosecutors quit as Justice Dept. seeks shorter sentence for Trump ally

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Under pressure from Trump, U.S. seeks shorter sentence for his adviser Stone

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Neither British nor Mughals could diminish India's democratic character: Lok Sabha Speaker

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Senator Rubio bringing Uighur activist as State of the Union guest

Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio said on Monday he was bringing Rushan Abbas, an advocate for the rights of China's Uighur Muslim minority, as his guest for President Donald Trump's annual State of..
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Democratic witness bid seems doomed in Trump trial as Murkowski says no

Another pivotal Republican announced opposition on Friday to calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's U.S. Senate impeachment trial, appearing to doom a bid by Democrats to permit testimony and..
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Trump gives dramatic account of Soleimani's last minutes before death: CNN

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Democrats say measure to rein in Trump on Iran will pass Senate

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Schumer says believes majority of U.S. Senate backs Iran war powers resolution

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India hopeful of winning support of Democrats on J&K

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U.S. senators back bill to provide $3.3 billion for Israel

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to provide $3.3 billion in annual aid to Israel, seeking to put into law an aid agreement between the two countries reached in..
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U.S. lawmakers divided over Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote

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U.S. lawmakers predict passage of bill backing China's Uighurs

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More briefings set for U.S. Congress on Iraq-Iran: House aides

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U.S. senators likely to be briefed on Soleimani operation next week: McConnell

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U.S. Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill

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U.S. senators want Turkey sanctioned over Russia missile system: letter

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U.S. senators press for sanctions on Turkey if it is violating Syria ceasefire

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Republican leader McCarthy wants pause on U.S. congressional action on Turkey

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U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite ceasefire

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Hoping to push Trump on Syria, U.S. lawmakers offer Turkey sanctions bills

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Top U.S. Senate Republican seeks stronger resolution on Syria

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