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Clinton leads Trump by seven points in latest poll

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Hillary Clinton got a four-point bounce in support after the Democratic National Convention and now leads Donald Trump by seven points in the race for the White House, says a poll released Monday.

Clinton’s lead over the Republican Trump is 46 percent to 39 percent, according to the CBS News poll.

After the Republican convention, prior to the Democratic one, Trump got a two-point bump and the race was tied, CBS said.

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One of Clinton’s biggest problems — Americans’ negative view of her — remains, but it has eased somewhat since the convention last week in Philadelphia, the survey suggested.

Fifty percent of registered voters have a negative opinion of Clinton compared to 36 percent who view her positively, the poll said.

That positive number is up five points and the negative one is down six, it added.

Thirty-one percent of voters have a positive opinion of Trump, which is about the same as before the Republican convention, according to CBS. Fifty-two percent see him negatively.

The survey was carried out July 29-31 among 1,393 adults and has a margin of error of three percentage points.

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This is how Rome’s republic died: An expert on ancient history reacts to Trump’s acquittal

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The U.S. Senate has made its judgment in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, acquitting the president. Fifty two of 53 senators in the Republican majority voted to acquit the president on the abuse of power charge and all 53 Republican senators voted to acquit on the obstruction of Congress charge.

All 47 Democrats voted to convict the president on both charges. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah was the only Republican voting to convict for abuse of power.

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What did Trump learn from his impeachment? We’ll get some idea Tuesday night

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Twenty-one years ago, President Bill Clinton delivered his 1999 State of the Union address while his impeachment trial was underway in the Senate. The speech, one Republican critic said, was “a home run.”Clinton, who knew he would soon be acquitted, didn’t mention his impeachment. Instead, he focused on the future. He took credit for the strong economy, proposed bipartisan legislation to rescue Social Security and appealed to his opponents to rise above their differences.

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Trump sabotages Obama-era chemical law — by stacking the EPA with industry lobbyists

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Former President Barack Obama signed an overhaul of a landmark law in 2016 intended to protect people from being killed or maimed by chemicals, but Donald Trump is sabotaging the law to help the profits of chemical companies.

David Fischer, a former employee of the American Chemistry Council, recently replaced former chemical industry lobbyist Nancy Beck, another former employee of the council, as deputy assistant administrator at the EPA chemical safety office. The council whose members include DuPont and ExxonMobil Chemical spent $9.3 million on federal lobbying in 2018.

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