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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:

Schumer invokes "two-hour rule" to block Senate committee hearings
Biden won't rule out new tariffs, adviser says
White House dismisses criticism of persistent coronavirus supply chain problems as work of 'useful idiot'
Whitehouse warns GOP can't complain about 'future procedural efforts' by Dems if SCOTUS pick confirmed
House moves toward spending vote after bipartisan talks
China's Xi, Russia's Putin push back at Trump during virtual gathering of the U.N. General Assembly
US-China tensions flare over coronavirus
Trump Supreme Court pick gains steam, Senate Republicans back vote as election nears
'Naked' ballot rules put thousands of Pennsylvania mail-in votes at risk, Philadelphia official warns
In Biden, China Sees an 'Old Friend' and Possible Foe
Warnings at UN about world divided by US, China
EPA boss rips Cuomo, de Blasio over protests, threatens to relocate NYC office
Is the world entering a new Cold War?
Democrat leads in U.S. Senate race in Michigan; North Carolina a toss-up: Reuters/Ipsos poll
House sends bipartisan bill to address missing and murdered Native Americans to Trump's desk
Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions
Justice hearings are now a double standard.
Jewish human rights organization warns about threat of QAnon
In a conspiracy-fueled attack, Trump warns Harris is being groomed to usurp the presidency
200,000 dead: Federal response marked by chaotic messaging, unwarranted optimism...

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Late-stage study of first single-shot vaccine begins in US

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Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final-stage study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus
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Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

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There were two men in 1980s Manhattan who craved validation — one a past president, one a future president
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Coronavirus cases soar as Israel prepares tighter measures

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Grizzly bear kills hunter in first-of-its-kind attack in largest U.S. national park

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A grizzly bear mauled and killed a hunter in a first-of-its-kind attack at a national park in Alaska.
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Ranked choice voting OK'd by Maine Supreme Court, rejecting Republican opposition

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The Maine Supreme Court greenlighted ranked-choice voting for the upcoming presidential election-- becoming the first state in the nation to do so -- and overriding efforts by Republicans to block the implementation of the system they say prevents voters' rights from being heard.

The system allows voters to rank all of the candidates on the ballot. If no one wins a majority of first-place votes, then the ballots are re-tabulated by computer to eliminate the underdogs and reallocate votes based on those supporters’ second-place choices.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar on Trump's racist attack: 'This is my country'

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(CNN)Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday hit back at President Donald Trump after he disparaged her during a campaign rally, falsely implying that she's not American.

"Firstly, this is my country & I am a member of the House that impeached you," Omar wrote on Twitter. "Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn't run a country even though you run our country like one."

Omar was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018 and won the Democratic primary race for a second term last month. Born in Somalia, she and...
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Ex-NSC official accuses White House of trying to block Bolton book to satisfy Trump

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Washington (CNN)A former National Security Council official is accusing White House and Justice Department officials of trying to stop former national security adviser John Bolton's book publication to satisfy President Donald Trump, potentially circumventing the normal channels of handling classified disclosures.

Ellen Knight, who was the top national security official working with Bolton to review his book for sensitive information before publication, is publicly suggesting her decisions about what should be classified were overridden by White...
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Democrats double down in their investigation over political interference at HHS in new letter

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(CNN)House Democrats are following up on their request earlier this month for documents and a series of transcribed interviews with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials.

This comes as concerns grow about whether agencies are facing undue political influence as they grapple with how to respond the country's coronavirus pandemic.

In a new letter Wednesday, Democrats on the House's Select Committee on Coronavirus, say they are "troubled" that witnesses have not been made available...
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Former top NSC official alleges politicization in review of Bolton book

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A former top official in the NSC has accused Trump Administration officials of political intervention in the pre-publication review process for John Bolton's book.
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Cindy McCain crosses party lines, formally endorses Joe Biden for president

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Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, has crossed party lines to offer her endorsement of Joe Biden.
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4 charged after burning body found in rural Iowa ditch

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Four people have been charged in the strangulation death of a man whose body was found burning last week in a rural central Iowa ditch
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Public to mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at Supreme Court

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was to lay in repose outside the Supreme Court Wednesday for an unprecedented public viewing.
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Report: Video refutes trooper who denied unmasking protester

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Records show a former Tennessee state trooper’s insistence that he never yanked the mask off a protester near the state Capitol was refuted by surveillance footage and an eyewitness account from a fellow law enforcement officer
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Examining Trump's claim about timing of 29 Supreme Court vacancies

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Washington — As President Trump and Senate Republicans fend off attacks from Democrats for proceeding with the confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice just weeks before Election Day, an oft-repeated argument in favor of moving forward has been the historical precedent for filling a vacancy during an election year.

"There have been 29 times a vacancy opened during an election year or prior to an inauguration. Twenty-nine times. That's a lot," Mr. Trump told a crowd of supporters in North Carolina on Saturday. "Every single time, the sitting...
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Senate Republicans release controversial report on Hunter Biden and Ukraine

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Washington — The Republican chairmen of two Senate committees released Wednesday a controversial report on possible conflicts of interest between the Bidens and Ukraine, finding that Hunter Biden's position on the board of a Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings was "problematic" and that warnings about his role were ignored by the Obama administration.

The report, which reveals little new information, follows a yearlong investigation mounted by GOP Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who leads the Senate Finance Committee, and Ron Johnson of...
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