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Trump-supporting Arizona congressional candidate suspends campaign after overdosing on heroin

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Chris Taylor, a Trump-backing congressional candidate running in Arizona, has suspended his campaign after revealing that he overdosed on heroin.

The Arizona Republic reports that Taylor, a combat veteran who has battled with drug addiction since high school, admitted that he relapsed in his announcement about suspending his campaign.

“Today, I have suspended my campaign for the US House of Representatives and am seeking treatment for substance abuse disorder,” he said. “I will fully cooperate with local authorities on any matters arising from my recent relapse and overdose.”

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Taylor was taken to the hospital last week to be treated for an overdose after a family member found him unresponsive in his home.

On his campaign website, Taylor made “supporting President Trump” one of his top priorities, behind only finishing the construction of the wall across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Other priorities listed by Taylor include standard Republican positions on abortion, guns, and taxes.


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Trump’s staff keeps undercutting his comments about his payroll tax plot: report

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President Donald Trump has claimed that everything will be fine with the removal of the payroll tax, which funds the Social Security trust fund, because he will just throw money in from the general fund. But according to Trump staff, he's confused.

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that businesses aren't sure what to do because it would cause more difficulty on their side. The idea, however, isn't a law and it likely won't be enforced until Congress passes such a law, which isn't likely to happen since both sides oppose it.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dares Trump to compare grades — and says the ‘loser has to fund the Post Office’

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During an interview with Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo on Thursday, President Donald Trump took aim at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), saying that she was a "poor student" at "I won't say where she went to school, it doesn't matter."

"This is not even a smart person," Trump added.

Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University with a degree in political science and economics.

The attack had parallels to when Trump claimed in 2011, baselessly, that he had heard President Barack Obama had been a "terrible student" — even though Obama had run the Harvard Law Review.

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Trump adviser Larry Kudlow: ‘We don’t want to have’ voting rights protections get through Congress

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On CNBC News Thursday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that the administration does not want protection of voting rights to pass as part of the coronavirus stimulus package.

"So much of the Democratic asks are really liberal left wishlists we don't want to have," said Kudlow. "Voting rights, and aid to aliens, and so forth. That's not our game."

Talks between Congress and the White House are currently at an impasse. The administration is refusing to support outlays greater than $1 trillion, and the president has explicitly demanded there be no funding for the Postal Service, to keep voting by mail as difficult as possible.

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