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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 09: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on October 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Pelosi and House Democrats plan to introduce legislation... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 09: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on October 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Pelosi and House Democrats plan to introduce legislation based on the 25th Amendment that would create a Commission on Presidential Capacity that would review a president's fitness for office. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 15, 2020 1:22 p.m.

For the GOP, clinging to austerity is a task employed only when it’s most convenient. Or most desperate.

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