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Brexit: ‘Prospect of breakthrough receding’ in UK-EU talks

The prospect of a breakthrough in post-Brexit trade negotiations between the UK and EU is "receding", according to a senior UK government source. They told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg that the EU team were "bringing new elements into the...

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Senate Democrats Intend to Boycott Committee Vote on Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination

Senate Democrats have signaled that they will be boycotting a Thursday committee vote to advance the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. In a statement released Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee said that they "will not grant … any further legitimacy" to Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation. Democrats are instead expected to hold two press conferences on the day of the planned committee vote, reported The Hill. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had set the panel's vote to approve Barrett’s nomination for Oct. 22, after which it will be sent to the Senate floor. Senate MajoriRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Republicans Push for Amendment to Limit Supreme Court Justices Permanently to 9

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced an amendment that would cement the number of seats on the Supreme Court to nine, coming after some top Democrats have threatened to pack the nation’s highest court should Judge Amy Coney Barrett be confirmed. “To prevent the delegitimizing of the Supreme Court, I am introducing a constitutional amendment to keep the number of seats at nine. Our institutions matter. Our Constitution matters. And we should fight to protect them,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) wrote in a statement. Rubio and those who support his amendment to permanently limit the number of Supreme Court Justices to nine, said that the Supreme Court must remain apoRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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US Intel Officials Warn of Election Disinformation as Iran, Russia Obtain Voter Info

Iran and Russia have gained access and obtained U.S. voting registration information "to influence public opinion relation to our elections," the Trump administration's national intelligence director warned at a major election security briefing to the nation on Wednesday night. John Ratcliffe, the Trump-appointed Director of National Intelligence, said during the rare press conference that the intelligence community was "prepared for the possibility of actions by those hostile to democracy" and that the reported foreign activity was caught "immediately" with the FBI and DHS acting "swiftly in response to this threat." "Our duty also includes empowering the American people to understand information Read More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Corporate America Gives Millions to Groups Registering New Voters in Democratic Areas

Donors representing Fortune 500 giants such as Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments joined with liberal dark money donors to swell the coffers of voter registration groups that focus on heavily Democratic neighborhoods. Between them, Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund and Charles Schwab Charitable Fund gave nearly $3.9 million in 2018 to the Voter Participation Center (VPC), a nominally nonpartisan outfit that's part of a group of Washington-based voter registration entities. Along with its sister entities the Center for Voter Information (CVI) and Women’s Voices/Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF), VPC claims to “have generated 1,404,724 registration applications” and “over 4,800,450 Vote by Mail applications” for the 2020 elecRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Trump’s Security Adviser: China Is the Threat of the Century

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH—President Donald Trump's national security adviser accused China on Wednesday of trying to steal CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus vaccine research from the West, casting it as a malign rival that was seeking to monopolize every important industry of the 21st Century. Trump identifies China as the United States’ main competitor, and has accused the CCP of taking advantage over trade and not telling the truth over the CCP virus outbreak, which he calls the “China plague.” In a 20-minute broadside against China, Robert O’Brien told top British and U.S. military and intelligence officials that China was a predatory power that repressed its peopRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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