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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters just after the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Obama-era health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


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Democrats see springboard for health care in high court win
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Affordable Care Act now secure in the framework of the nation’s health care programs, Democrats are eager to leap above and beyond.








































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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Friday, June 18, 2021

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Gas price is seen at a Mobil gas station in Vernon Hills, Ill., Friday, June 11, 2021. The rising cost of gasoline is being felt across the U.S., as the national average price has gone up from $2 per gallon last year to $3 per gallon as of June 9, according to data from the American Automobile Association. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Republicans point to inflation in bid to retake Congress
Gas prices have whizzed past $3 per gallon in much of the nation. The cost of used cars and new furniture, airline tickets, department store blouses, ground beef and a Chipotle burrito are on the rise, too.









































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Manchin compromise proposal a 'federal takeover of the election system,' GOP senator says

  • News source: Joseph Choi
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Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Centrists gain leverage over progressives in Senate infrastructure battle Lawmakers rally around cyber legislation following string of attacks MORE (R-Ohio) on Sunday called Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Manchin is right on the filibuster, but wrong on the PRO Act Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan...
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Fiona Hill: Summit with Biden was 'a very important' symbolic win for Putin

  • News source: Joseph Choi
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Fiona Hill said on Sunday that last week's summit with President BidenJoe Biden 64 percent of Iowans say 'time for someone else' to hold Grassley's Senate seat: poll Philadelphia shooting leaves 2 dead, injures toddler Ron Johnson booed at Juneteenth celebration in Wisconsin MORE was a "very important win" For Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Joe Biden the statesman Biden's summit with Putin is a good start MORE in terms of...
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Georgia's Loeffler not ruling 'anything out' in potential 2022 Senate rematch with Warnock

  • News source: Paul Steinhauser
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EXCLUSIVE – Former Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is leaving the door wide open to a potential 2022 run to return to the Senate.

"I have not ruled anything out," Loeffler said in a Fox News interview this weekend.

LOEFFLER STARTS VOTING ORGANIZATION TO REGISTER CONSERVATIVES IN GEORGIA

Loeffler, who was appointed to the Senate by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp after then-GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson resigned in 2019 due to health reasons, narrowly lost to Democrat Raphael Warnock in a January Senate runoff election in the race to fill the final two years...
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Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack

  • News source: Mike Lillis and Scott Wong
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As Democrats chew on their options for investigating Jan. 6, the select committee is rising to the top.

Party leaders have been mulling a series of strategies for how the House might proceed on its own after the Democrats’ first choice — forming an independent, 9/11-style commission — was blocked by Senate Republicans last month.

As Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP increasingly balks at calling Jan. 6 an insurrection Overnight Energy: Lake Mead's decline points to scary water future in West | White House leads opposition to raising gas tax |...
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Danica Roem's message to LGBTQ youth: 'You have to care' about politics

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)It was a moment captured for the history books.

Danica Roem, on her knees with her face in her hands, crying. It was 2017 and she had just become the first state lawmaker who identifies as transgender elected in Virginia.

She will always be the first, but four years later, she is no longer the only person in the US who identifies as transgender to be elected and serve in a state legislative body. It's not a well populated trail, but one she is proud to have blazed.

"They were willing to look at me and they go, 'Yeah, we know she's trans and...
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Graham to Biden: 'If you want an infrastructure deal of a trillion dollars, it's there for the taking'

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Sen. Lindsey Graham encouraged President Joe Biden to support his bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, but said it could be jeopardized if Democrats signal that they intend to follow it up with their own second infrastructure package via reconciliation.

"I think the difference between this negotiation and the earlier negotiation is that we are willing to add more new money to infrastructure in this package and I am hopeful that the White House and Joe Biden stay involved, we can get there," Graham (R-S.C.) said on "Fox News Sunday."...
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Deputy PM defends timing of Irish unity comments

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The Irish deputy PM says for some it will "always be the wrong time" to talk about Irish unification.
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China will face international 'isolation' if no cooperation on coronavirus origin probe: Jake Sullivan

  • News source: Evie Fordham
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China will face "isolation in the international community" if the country does not cooperate with further probes into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, national security adviser Jake Sullivan told "Fox News Sunday."

Sullivan praised President Biden for inducing his fellow G-7 leaders to put pressure on China to allow a transparent investigation of the pandemic's origins.

BIDEN DENIES HE'S 'OLD FRIENDS' WITH CHINA'S XI

"What Joe Biden did in Europe this week was rally the democratic world to speak with a common voice on this issue for the...
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Graham: Dems' voting bill is 'biggest power grab' in US history, will not support Manchin compromise

  • News source: Ronn Blitzer
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., fiercely opposed Democrats' proposed voting reform bill, telling "Fox News Sunday" that even a stripped-down version from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was unacceptable.

The "For the People Act" aims to give the federal government significant control over elections by imposing standards on the states such as automatic and same-day registration, universal mail-in voting, and forbidding the requirement of voter identification.

REPUBLICANS REJECT STACEY ABRAMS-ENDORSED ELECTIONS BILL PROPOSAL FROM MANCHIN: ‘TOTALLY...
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Sanders says he wants an infrastructure package with a larger price tag

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(CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said it's urgent that Democrats work toward an infrastructure package with a larger price tag that addresses climate change and other related issues.

"I sometimes think we get boggled down in numbers and that's important, but we've got to look at what the needs are of the American people, what's going on right now," Sanders, a Vermont independent senator who caucuses with the Democrats and chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union."

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National security adviser: US preparing more Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning and imprisonment

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(CNN)The Biden administration is preparing to impose additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of imprisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday.

"We are preparing another package of sanctions to apply in this case," Sullivan told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." "We've shown all along the way that we are not going to pull our punches, whether it's on solar winds, or election interference, or Navalny when it comes to responding to Russia's harmful activities."

Sullivan said the...
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Analysis: How this is the most unpredictable NYC mayoral race in 50 years

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(CNN)Poll of the week: A new WNBC/Telemundo 47/Politico/Marist College poll finds Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams leading the New York City Democratic mayoral primary 24% to Kathryn Garcia's 17%, Maya Wiley's 15%, and Andrew Yang's 13%. All other candidates are in single-digits.

The same poll found that when ranked choice voting was applied that Adams defeated Garcia 56% to 44% in the final round.

Pretty much every other public poll puts Adams on top in voters' first choice, but other surveys show anything from a large Adams lead to a small...
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Hot air balloon crashes near Denver; multiple injuries reported

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Cop's wife and 4-year-old step-daughter injured in overnight home invasion, shooting

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The wife and 4-year-old step-daughter of a cop have been injured during a home invasion after the off-duty officer exchanged gunfire with the suspect in his own home.
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Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

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Top diplomats say further progress has been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to negotiate and restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was later abandoned by the Trump administration
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