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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 28: on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Vladimir Putin and Mitch McConnell had something in common today.

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UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 1: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., conducts a news conference in the U.S. Capitol after the Senate Republican Policy luncheon on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Grim Reaper Joins The Living
McConnell finally accepts the reality of Biden's win after weeks riding Trump’s delusional high horse.
Putin Congratulates Biden Over A Month After Election
Enough Already: Forgiving Student Debt Is The Only Way To Get College Educated Young People Into The Middle Class
It’s time to do away with the bad faith arguments against student debt forgiveness — and the time for forgiveness is now, while the nation attempts to economically recover from a pandemic.
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President Trump often enlists the vice president to fight his more serious battles for him.

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Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden addresses the media on the Ebola case in the U.S. at the Tom Harkin Global Communications Center on October 5, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. The first confirmed Ebola virus patient in the United States was staying with family members at The Ivy Apartment complex before being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. State and local officials are working with federal officials to monitor other individuals that had contact with the confirmed patient.
WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES - 2020/11/06: Protesters holding placards, waving flags as they chant slogans during the demonstration.Over 100 protesters came out to demonstrate at the elections board after Joe Biden overtook President Trump in Pennsylvania during the vote count. Protesters argue that any vote received after November 3 should not be counted. (Photo by Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Gen. Lloyd Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the ongoing U.S. military operations to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Biden Taps Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin To Be His Defense Secretary
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