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Senator goes off on Ted Cruz after he mocks the desperation of unemployed Americans

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) got shamed by a colleague after taking to Twitter to mock the desperation of Americans suffering under the coronavirus pandemic that ushered in high unemployment, as well as a new recession.

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) tweeted that he supports a universal basic income for the remainder of the pandemic, with each family getting $2,000 a month. For his state, the sum could help keep people’s heads above water. In Texas, $2,000 a month is a much larger sum.

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Cruz responded mocking Markey and desperate Americans with a snide allegation that the American government can just shake the money tree. It’s a big contrast from Cruz’s pitch last year to usher in another hefty GOP tax cut for the rich.

Markey snapped at Cruz for refusing to take the moment seriously.

“It’s not a goddamn joke Ted. Millions of families are facing hunger, the threat of eviction, and the loss of their health care during a pandemic that is worsening every day. Get real,” he tweeted.

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Trump makes fun of Kamala Harris’ name during extended Fox & Friends rant

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President Donald Trump made fun of Sen. Kamala Harris' name during an appearance on "Fox & Friends."

The president called in to the show he apparently watches most mornings for a wide-ranging interview, where the hosts asked how he'll fare against Joe Biden in next week's debate.

"Well, look, I think he's a professional," Trump said. "I don't know if he's all there, but I think he's a professional. I have to assume that he's a professional and that he can debate. I don't understand what's going on, he doesn't seem to be answering questions, and he can't answer questions, and much worse a little while ago when he was on the stage with the Democrats, he couldn't do well. He did okay with Bernie [Sanders], it was sort of a tie. It was nothing great. I always say it wasn't Winston Churchill, but it was okay. He was horrible when he was debating the Democrats."

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Lindsey Graham ‘is in danger of an upset’ loss: top elections forecaster

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Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) re-election campaign looks increasingly in peril, according to one of America's top elections forecasters.

The latest update from the University of Virginia's Center for Politics claims that Graham today "is in greater danger of an upset" than he was just weeks ago, which has led to a ratings change in Graham's race against Democratic rival Jamie Harrison from "likely R" to "leans R."

Among other things, the Center for Politics points to Harrison's gaudy fundraising numbers as too big to ignore.

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Trump openly admits he’s fast-tracking SCOTUS nominee to rule on ‘fake ballots’ during contested election

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President Donald Trump is openly admitting he's wasting no time, fast-tracking the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to help him during a contested election.

Speaking on "Fox & Friends," Trump on Monday said because of "fake ballots," he does not want a 4-4 Supreme Court ruling on the election, should there be one. There is zero evidence of fake ballots.

Trump suggests though he wants a confirmation vote before the elections, citing election disputes and his baseless claim of “fake ballots” being filled out. We don’t want a 4-4 tie at the court, he said

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