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Trump: “I never got along with John McCain”

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President Trump said at a press conference on Friday that he “never got along with John McCain” and “disagreed” with the late senator on a number of policies, but still “respected him.” The state of play: Trump was asked if he regrets calling McCain — who was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam — a “loser” in 2015 .

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Senate Republicans to vote on skinny bill amid stimulus deadlock

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As Congress remains deadlocked on new stimulus funding, Senate Republicans are preparing to pass their own slimmed-down version of a bill this week — without Democrats. Why it matters: Several weeks have now passed since key relief programs from the CARES Act expired and millions of Americans continue to struggle under the enormous weight of the pandemic.

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