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President-elect Joe Biden suffers fractures in foot
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Simon Lewis | ) www.reuters.com + 0.90   time to read: +1 min
(Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden suffered hairline fractures in his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will probably have to wear a protective boot for several weeks, his personal physician said on Sunday. The incident happened on Saturday, Biden’s office said in a statement, with the 78-year-old Democrat visiting an orthopedist on Sunday for x-rays and a CT scan. Doctors initially thought the former vice president had merely sprained his ankle, but ordered an additional scan of the injury. A “follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline (small) fractures,” Biden’s personal physician Kevin O’Connor said in a separate statement distributed by Biden’s office. Trump, who has not conceded defeat in the election and is contesting the results in court, wished Biden a speedy recovery.
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Milwaukee County, the state's other big and overwhelmingly liberal county targeted in a recount that Trump paid $3 million for, reported its results Friday, a 132-vote gain for Biden. “As we have said, the recount only served to reaffirm Joe Biden’s victory in Wisconsin," Danielle Melfi, who led Biden's campaign in Wisconsin, said in a statement to The Associated Press. With no precedent for overturning a result as large as Biden's, Trump was widely expected to head to court once the recount was finished. His campaign challenged thousands of absentee ballots during the recount, and even before it was complete, Trump tweeted that he would sue. Election officials in the two counties counted those ballots during the recount, but marked them as exhibits at the request of the Trump campaign.
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Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas is one of a few Republicans to refer to Biden as the president-elect. The words of President Trump are not quite as significant,” Hutchinson told “Fox News Sunday,” adding that he understood the legal reason Trump is not conceding. Biden won the presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes - many more than the 270 required - to Trump’s 232. In the latest legal blow to the Trump team, a federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt to block Biden from being declared the winner in Pennsylvania. A recount in Wisconsin’s largest county demanded and paid for by Trump’s election campaign ended on Friday with Biden gaining votes.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday questioned whether the Supreme Court would ever hear a case airing his unproven allegations of widespread election fraud as senior U.S. Republicans said a transition to a Joe Biden presidency looked inevitable. “The problem is it’s hard to get it to the Supreme Court,” Trump said, without clarifying whether he thought the court would decline to hear an appeal or whether his campaign may not even make one. “On to SCOTUS!” Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis wrote on Twitter after the ruling, suggesting a plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Later, however, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani reportedly told One America News Network that the legal team was still weighing which case might be appropriate to pursue at the top court. Biden won the presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes - many more than the 270 required - to Trump’s 232.
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Trump’s team was dealt another blow with the completion on Sunday of recounts in Wisconsin’s two largest counties that confirmed Biden won the hotly contested state by more than 20,000 votes. Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis said the recounts “revealed serious issues regarding the legality of ballots cast,” without elaborating or providing evidence. The words of President Trump are not quite as significant.”Trump used his Fox News interview to repeat unsubstantiated allegations of widespread electoral fraud. “The problem is it’s hard to get it to the Supreme Court,” Trump said. Biden won the presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes - many more than the 270 required - to Trump’s 232.
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Trump expresses doubt on whether Supreme Court will hear election cases
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump during a brief appearance in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo(Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Sunday that it might be difficult to get his election fraud allegations heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing doubt about his legal strategy as his hopes of overturning the Nov. 3 election dwindle. “The problem is it’s hard to get it to the Supreme Court,” Trump said in a telephone interview with Fox News. Trump said he would still continue to fight the results of election, which was won by Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. “My mind will not change in six months,” Trump told Fox News.
Persons: Donald Trump, Hannah McKay, ” Trump, Trump, Joe Biden, Organizations: White, REUTERS, U.S, Supreme, Fox News, Democratic Locations: Brady, Washington , U.S
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that it’s going to be difficult for him to concede the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden even when the Electoral College is expected to soon formally certify Biden’s victory. “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede,” Trump told reporters on Thanksgiving evening as he took questions from the press for the first time since the election following a series of video conferences with military service members. According to the NBC News election tracker, Biden has received more than 80 million votes and Trump has received 73.8 million votes. He reiterated his baseless claims about the election being stolen from him because of fraudulent votes in key battleground states that Biden wound up winning. Trump also said that he doesn’t want to say yet whether he plans to attend Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after he participated in a Thanksgiving video teleconference with members of the military forces at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Erin ScottSpeaking to reporters on the Thanksgiving holiday, Republican Trump said if Democrat Biden - who is due to be sworn in on Jan. 20 - is certified the election winner by the Electoral College, he will depart the White House. “This election was a fraud,” Trump insisted in a sometimes rambling discourse at the White House, while continuing to offer no concrete evidence of widespread voting irregularities. Asked if he would leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Biden, Trump said: “Certainly I will. This time, Trump spoke by video link from the White House to members of the military.
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Asked if he would leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Biden, Trump said: “Certainly I will. In the United States, a candidate becomes president by securing the most “electoral” votes rather than by winning a majority of the national popular vote. Slideshow ( 3 images )Biden won the election with 306 Electoral College votes - many more than the 270 required - to Trump’s 232, and the electors are scheduled to meet on Dec. 14 to formalize the outcome. “President-elect Biden won 306 electoral votes. States continue to certify those results, the Electoral College will soon meet to ratify that outcome,” Michael Gwin, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, said when asked about Trump’s comments.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday dismissed as “irrelevant” a U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking coronavirus restrictions imposed on religious gatherings, saying it related to specific areas that were no longer considered at high risk. “It’s irrelevant from any practical impact because the zone that they were talking about has already been moot,” the governor said. Circuit Court of Appeals, is not final and did not appear to affect New York state’s rules for mass gatherings. A federal judge in Brooklyn rejected separate requests made by the religious groups on Oct. 9. In two previous cases this year, the court, in 5-4 votes, turned away similar requests by churches in Nevada and California.
Persons: Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump’s, Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, , ” Trump, Cuomo, , Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Roberts Organizations: WASHINGTON, Supreme, Roman Catholic Diocese of, Conservative, Democrat, U.S, Circuit, Kew Garden, New Locations: New York, U.S, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Brooklyn . New York, Israel, Kew, Madison, America, Brooklyn, New York City, Nevada and California
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he had granted a "full pardon" to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The request was put on hold while the federal judge presiding over Flynn’s case reviewed the request. "President Trump dangled this pardon to encourage Flynn to backtrack on his pledge to cooperate with federal investigators — cooperation that might have exposed the President’s own wrongdoing. Flynn lied to those agents as well — a federal crime that Mueller’s team used to get a guilty plea from Flynn. After Flynn’s initial plea, Trump tweeted, "I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI."
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. FILE PHOTO: Former national security adviser Michael Flynn exits a vehicle as he arrives for his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2018. “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. “This pardon is undeserved, unprincipled, and one more stain on President Trump’s rapidly diminishing legacy,” said House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler in a statement. “NOT LEARNED HIS LESSON”Trump in March said he was strongly considering a full pardon for Flynn.
Persons: Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, Jonathan Ernst Trump’s, Joe Biden, Flynn, Michael T, ” Trump, Trump’s, Joe Arpaio, , Jerry Nadler, “ Donald Trump, Adam Schiff, Mike Pence, Sergei Kislyak, Trump, Robert Mueller’s, Biden, , Kislyak, Emmet Sullivan, ” Flynn, Hillary Clinton, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Manafort Organizations: WASHINGTON, Wednesday, FBI, U.S, REUTERS, Army, Twitter, Republican, Intelligence, Biden White, Justice Department, The, Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency, Trump, Republican National Convention, Democratic Locations: Washington , U.S, United States, U.S, Afghanistan, Arizona, Russia
Biden to discuss coronavirus response as Thanksgiving holiday nears
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Simon Lewis | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will give a speech on Wednesday highlighting the challenges facing Americans as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and the nation faces a surge in coronavirus infections and a wave of unpopular health restrictions. FILE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden stands with his nominees for his national security team at his transition headquarters in the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. The number of patients being treated for coronavirus infections in U.S. hospitals surpassed 86,000, an all-time high, on Tuesday. Critics have said Trump’s refusal to accept the results undercut Biden’s ability to combat the coronavirus pandemic and deal with national security threats. “Taking someone out of the Senate, taking someone out of the House, particularly a person of consequence, is really a difficult decision,” Biden said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Alejandro Mayorkas, Avril Haines, John Kerry, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Kamala Haris, Joshua Roberts, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, “ It’s, ” Biden, , ” Trump, BIDEN, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Sanders, Warren, Michael Flynn, Axios Organizations: Queen Theater, Homeland Security, United Nations, Republican, Democratic, NBC News, Senate, FBI Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, COVID, Delaware, United States, America, Georgia
(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden received congratulations for his election victory from China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday as he prepared to give a speech highlighting the challenges Americans face as COVID-19 cases surge on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. About 260,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and infections are surging on a national scale. The White House also gave the go-ahead for Biden to start receiving the president’s daily intelligence briefing. We’re going to do it on a regular basis.”TRUMP TRIP CANCELEDTrump has waged a failed legal battle to overturn the election results, falsely claiming it was stolen. Critics have said Trump’s refusal to accept the results has damaged American democracy and undercut Biden’s ability to fight the pandemic and prepare to deal with national security threats.
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(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will reveal his economic team and other key nominees next week, aides said on Wednesday, while he received belated congratulations for his election victory from China’s President Xi Jinping. Biden introduced his foreign policy and national security team on Tuesday as he begins a formal transition to the White House after defeating Republican President Donald Trump. China’s foreign ministry, though not Xi himself, congratulated Biden on Nov. 13, nearly a week after many U.S. allies had, holding out as Trump refused to concede defeat. A Biden transition official said, “We appreciate the congratulations from all world leaders who have conveyed them, including President Xi.”Trump has marked his last year in office with frequent China-bashing. Biden transition adviser Jen Psaki said classified information was already being shared with Biden’s senior team.
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“I know we can and we will beat this virus,” Biden added, acknowledging that Americans are feeling pandemic fatigue. Biden transition adviser Jen Psaki said classified information was being shared with Biden’s senior team. Biden on Wednesday received belated congratulations for his election victory from China’s President Xi Jinping. During the election campaign, Biden vowed a tough line on China’s expanding influence worldwide and called Xi a “thug” for his human rights practices. It was a fraudulent election,” Trump said, without offering evidence.
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Biden gave a presidential-style speech acknowledging people’s fatigue with restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, but urged them to exercise caution as caseloads surge. During the campaign, Biden accused Trump, a Republican, of panicking and surrendering in the face of a public health crisis. Without mentioning Trump, Biden addressed the messy aftermath of the vote. Trump has waged a failed legal battle to overturn the election results. It was a fraudulent election,” Trump said, without offering evidence.
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It also paves the way for Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to receive regular national security briefings that Trump also gets. On Tuesday, Biden and Harris are expected to formally introduce their appointments to critical national security and foreign policy positions in Wilmington, Delaware. Two Trump administration officials said the Biden agency review teams could begin interacting with Trump agency officials as soon as Tuesday. The Biden transition team said meetings would begin with federal officials on Washington’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, along with discussions of national security issues. The letter came shortly after Michigan officials certified Biden as the victor in their state.
Persons: Joe Biden, Trump, Kamala Harris, Tom Brenner, Critics, Biden, Harris, Antony Blinken, John Kerry, Jake Sullivan, Linda Thomas, Janet Yellen, Sue Gough, ” Gough, Emily Murphy’s, Emily, ” Trump, , ” Biden, Murphy, State Barbara Cegavske, Don Beyer Organizations: Reuters, National Governors Association, REUTERS, Services, Twitter, GSA, Trump, Biden, State Department, Democratic, United Nations, Treasury, Pentagon, Department of Defense, DoD, Department, Michigan, State, Republican, Obama, Commerce Department Locations: WILMINGTON , Delaware, Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Greenfield, Nevada
It also paves the way for Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to receive regular national security briefings that Trump also gets. The Biden transition team said meetings would begin with federal officials on Washington’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, along with discussions of national security issues. Slideshow ( 7 images )Two Trump administration officials said the Biden agency review teams could begin interacting with Trump agency officials as soon as Tuesday. “This is probably the closest thing to a concession that President Trump could issue,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. He named Jake Sullivan as his national security adviser and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Trump, Biden’s, Biden, Antony Blinken, Emily Murphy, Kamala Harris, Murphy, Emily, ” Trump, , Chuck Schumer, Don Beyer, Jake Sullivan, Linda Thomas, John Kerry, Janet Yellen, Alejandro Mayorkas Organizations: White, Trump, Republican, Democratic, State Department, General Services Administration, GSA, Michigan, Twitter, Biden, Obama, Commerce Department, Democrats, Republicans, United Nations, Treasury, Department of Homeland Security Locations: WASHINGTON, WILMINGTON, Del, Trump, Michigan’s, Greenfield, U.S
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump is followed by HHS Secretary Alex Azar as he arrives to speak about prescription drug prices during an appearance in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he had given Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, the go-ahead to proceed with a transition for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration despite plans to continue with legal challenges. “I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA,” Trump said in a tweet. “Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good ... fight, and I believe we will prevail!
Persons: Donald Trump, Alex Azar, Carlos Barria WASHINGTON, Emily Murphy, Joe Biden’s, , , ” Trump, Emily, Organizations: HHS, White, REUTERS, General Services Administration, GSA Locations: Brady, Washington , U.S
Trump campaign says it will continue legal fight after Michigan certification
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Trump Campaign Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis speaks as Trump campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn reaches out to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump, during a news conference about the 2020 U.S. presidential election results at Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, U.S., November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s legal team on Monday said it would continue its legal strategy to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election after Michigan officials certified results showing that President-elect Joe Biden had won their state. “Certification by state officials is simply a procedural step,” said Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser to Trump’s 2020 campaign, in a statement. “We are going to continue combatting election fraud around the country as we fight to count all the legal votes. Americans must be assured that the final results are fair and legitimate.”Trump, a Republican, has not conceded the election to Biden, a Democrat, and has alleged widespread voter fraud without providing evidence.
Persons: Jenna Ellis, Trump, Boris Epshteyn, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, Jonathan Ernst, Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, , ” Trump, Biden Organizations: Trump, New York City, Republican National Committee, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Michigan, Republican, Democrat Locations: New York, Washington , U.S
Republican former national security officials urge party to demand Trump concession
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Tim Reid | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Carlos BarriaLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 100 former Republican national security officials demanded on Monday that party leaders denounce President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the presidential election, calling it a dangerous and anti-democratic assault on U.S. institutions. Comprising some of the most senior national security officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. The group - Former Republican National Security Officials for Biden - which formed in August and whose members campaigned against Trump, was particularly critical of Republican congressional leaders in a published letter. “By encouraging President Trump’s delaying tactics or remaining silent, Republican leaders put American democracy and national security at risk,” the group writes. The Trump campaign has described Republican-led groups that backed Biden as disaffected former officials “trying to take down the duly elected president of the United States.” Trump on Twitter referred last year to “Never Trump Republicans” as “human scum.”
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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Jake Sullivan as his national security adviser and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, multiple sources familiar with the plans told NBC News. Sullivan served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to then-Vice President Biden before serving as director of policy planning at the State Department and as deputy chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Thomas-Greenfield served as the assistant secretary of state for Africa from 2013 to 2017 under former President Barack Obama. NBC News reported Sunday that former deputy secretary of state Antony Blinken is expected to be named secretary of state. Ambassador will be elevated to a Cabinet-level position in a Biden administration, two sources told NBC News.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan, Linda Thomas, Sullivan, Obama, Biden, Hillary Clinton, Greenfield, Barack Obama, Ron Klain, Antony Blinken, Trump, Nikki Haley, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, Greg Fischer, Harris, ” Trump Organizations: United Nations, NBC News, State Department, White, NBC, Biden, U.S . Conference of Mayors, Republicans, Independents Locations: Greenfield, U.S, Africa, Liberia, Wilmington , Delaware, Louisville , Kentucky
The Fight to Win Latino Voters for the G.O.P.
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Marcela Valdes | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
Sun Belt presidents like Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were among the first politicians to recognize the power of Latino conservatives. “That’s pretty good.”“Donald Trump got more Hispanic votes than Romney,” the coalition’s president, Hector Barreto Jr., pointed out to me about the 2016 election. Hispanics that voted for Donald Trump did not vote for Donald Trump because of the comments that he made during the campaign. They didn’t vote for him because they thought that he was going to be against their best interests. Under Garza, Libre has deliberately recruited Latino evangelicals.
Persons: Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George W, Bush, Trump, , ” Trump, ” “ Donald Trump, Romney, Hector Barreto Jr, Donald Trump, ” Garza, , Friedrich A, von Hayek, Hayek, Garza, David P, Velazquez, ” Gustavo Barrero, Barrero, It’s, ” Barrero, Charles Koch, Koch, Jane Mayer, Organizations: Sun, Latino Coalition, Garza, Libre Initiative’s, Army, Casa Roca Orlando, Libre, Republican National Committee Locations: United States, Austrian, Soviet, Mission, California, Nebraska, Washington State, Florida , Nevada , North Carolina, Texas, Orlando, Colombia
Trump campaign parts ways with lawyer who made voter fraud claims
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Jan Wolfe | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign issued a statement on Sunday distancing itself from Sidney Powell, a lawyer who made baseless allegations of voter fraud at a news conference on Thursday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,” Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in the statement. “Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis, a truly great team, added to our other wonderful lawyers and representatives,” Trump said in the tweet. Tucker Carlson, an influential Fox News host, on Thursday criticized Powell for a lack of evidence to support her claims. Democrats and some Republicans have accused Trump of trying to undermine faith in the American electoral system and delegitimize Biden’s victory by promoting false claims of widespread voter fraud.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, Jenna Ellis, Jonathan Ernst “ Sidney Powell, ” Trump, Joe Biden’s, Powell, Trump, “ Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Biden, Tucker Carlson, , ” Carlson, Joni Ernst, ” Powell, Michael Flynn Organizations: Reuters, New York City, Trump, Republican National Committee, REUTERS, Trump Legal, Fox News, U.S, Republican, Iowa Locations: Washington , U.S, Pennsylvania
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