On The Money: Pelosi, citing ‘leverage’ over Trump, holds strong to $2.2T in COVID-19 aid | McConnell to force vote on ‘targeted’ relief bill next week

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On The Money: Pelosi, citing ‘leverage’ over Trump, holds strong to $2.2T in COVID-19 aid | McConnell to force vote on ‘targeted’ relief bill next week | Trump again asks court to shield tax records

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THE BIG DEAL-Pelosi, citing ‘leverage’ over Trump, holds strong to $2.2T in COVID-19 aid: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday shot down entreaties from some Democrats to cut a $1.8 trillion deal

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Hoping to shore up support, Trump directs more money to farmers

It’s been nearly three years since Donald Trump spoke at the American Farm Bureau’s annual convention, where the Republican strutted like a man who assumed he was among adoring fans. “Oh, are you happy you voted for me,” the president said, straying from the prepared text. “You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege.”

It wasn’t long, however, before Trump launched a misguided trade war, which had the predictable effect of hurting much of the domestic agricultural industry. It wasn’t long before we started seeing reports on “farm-state fury” over the White House’s agenda.

The president’s solution has been straightforward: he’s repeatedly directed billions of dollars to farmers, and as the New York Times reports today, “government money is flowing faster than ever” now that Trump needs farmers’ electoral support.

Federal payments to farmers are projected to hit a record $46 billion this year as the White House

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Trump dismisses ‘Fake News’ reports that his campaign is low on money

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis McGrath: McConnell ‘can’t get it done’ on COVID-19 relief MORE dismissed reports that his campaign is “running low on money” early Tuesday morning, vowing to spend personal funds on his reelection bid if necessary.

“I keep reading Fake News stories that my campaign is running low on money. Not true, & if it were so, I would put up money myself. The fact is that we have much more money than we had 4 years ago, where we spent much less money than Crooked Hillary, and still easily won,” Trump tweeted, referring to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhen do problems with mail-in ballots become a problem for the media? Trump campaign official blames Biden lead on ‘skewed’ polls Trump’s Hail

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On The Money: Trump faces unusual barrier to COVID-19 aid in GOP allies | Advocates plead for housing aid as eviction cliff looms

Happy Monday and welcome back to On The Money. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.

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THE BIG DEAL—Trump faces unusual barrier to COVID-19 aid: President TrumpDonald John TrumpDes Moines mayor says he’s worried about coronavirus spread at Trump rally Judiciary Committee Democrats pen second letter to DOJ over Barrett disclosures: ‘raises more questions that it answers’ Trump asks campaign to schedule daily events for him until election: report MORE‘s last-ditch effort to secure another enormous package of emergency coronavirus relief is being threatened by

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On The Money: Trump faces unusual barrier to COVID-19 aid in GOP allies

Happy Monday and welcome back to On The Money. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.



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On The Money: Trump faces unusual barrier to COVID-19 aid in GOP allies | Advocates plead for housing aid as eviction cliff looms

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THE BIG DEAL-Trump faces unusual barrier to COVID-19 aid: President Trump’s last-ditch effort to secure another enormous package of emergency coronavirus relief is being threatened by an unusual group: his GOP allies in Congress.

For almost four years, Republican leaders have rallied behind

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Swamp-Tax records show 200 entities funneled money to Trump properties

Tax records show 200 entities funneled money to Trump properties while reaping benefits from White House: NYT

A New York Times analysis of tax records showed that more than 200 companies, special-interest groups and foreign governments have funneled millions of dollars to President Trump’s properties while reaping benefits from the president and his administration.

Nearly a quarter of the entities have not been previously reported.

Sixty patrons who promoted specific interests to the Trump administration spent almost $12 million on expenses associated with the Trump Organization during the first two years of Trump’s presidency. The Times reported nearly all of these customers saw their interests move forward.

The Times noted that the tax records do not include all payments to Trump properties, but additional data is tracked by the town of Palm Beach, Fla., where Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club is located. Organizations that had special interests reported spending $3.3 million on

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Regeneron officials sell $1M in stock after Trump calls COVID-19 treatment drugs ‘miracles’

Securities and Exchange Commission filings show that two executives at Regeneron, a biotech company at the cutting edge of coronavirus treatment, netted about $1 million through sales of the company’s stock after President Trump praised what he described as Regeneron’s coronavirus “cure,” although the company told NBC News the sales occurred as part of “pre-established” plans.

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REGN REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS INC. 600.88 -1.19 -0.20%

SEC filings and Regeneron’s website show that board member Joseph L. Goldstein and Marion McCourt, senior vice president and head of commercial, made approximately $740,000 and $260,000, respectively, after selling shares on Oct. 5.

REGENERON CEO SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TREATMENT IS ‘CASE REPORT’

President Trump has praised the antibody treatments from Regeneron and Eli Lilly that he says helped him following his coronavirus diagnosis.

“If you

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Biden leads in Arizona as suburban women abandon Trump

Call it their fail-safe option.

If Joe Biden were to lose a critical Midwest battleground like Michigan or Wisconsin, Democrats are counting on Arizona to bail him out, acting as a potential replacement state with enough electoral power to prevent President Donald Trump’s re-election.

After Trump carried this emerging swing state by just over 91,000 votes four years ago, some Republicans are now already bracing for a defeat that could “cut deeply down the ballot,” as one GOP aide in state government put it.

With early voting now underway and Democrats consistently tracking Biden with a 3-to-4 point lead, the Trump campaign is planning additional visits here from the ticket as soon as this week, attempting to salvage a reliably red bastion as suburban women are turning away from the GOP in droves.

“It’s fairly close. If anybody has a slight polling advantage it would be Biden,” said Constantin

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Tax records show 200 entities funneled money to Trump properties while reaping benefits from White House: NYT

A New York Times analysis of tax records showed that more than 200 companies, special-interest groups and foreign governments have funneled millions of dollars to President TrumpDonald John TrumpNorth Korea unveils large intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade Trump no longer considered a risk to transmit COVID-19, doctor says New ad from Trump campaign features Fauci MORE’s properties while reaping benefits from the president and his administration. 

Nearly a nearly a quarter of the entities have not been previously reported.

Sixty patrons, who promoted specific interests to the Trump administration, spent almost $12 million on expenses associated with the Trump Organization during the first two years of Trump’s presidency. The Times reported nearly all of these customers saw their interests move forward. 

In interviews with almost 250 business executives, club members, lobbyists, Trump property employees and current administration officials, sources detailed to Times how Trump conducted business and

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These Zip Codes Are Donating the Most Money to Donald Trump

The upcoming presidential election will be a historic one for many reasons, not the least of which being the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many states are opting for mail-in ballots, with some sending mail-in options to every registered voter because of the health crisis. Political analysts believe that the voter turnout may be higher this year than in previous years, solely due to the accessibility of a mail-in vote versus voting in person.

Zip codes donating the most money to Donald Trump
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In addition to the mail-in option now available in most states—and available for the first time in some states—many states that went red in 2016 are now projected to turn blue. National polling released Sept. 28 showed Biden commanding a solid, 8-point lead over Trump nationally. Interestingly, while both Biden and Trump have similar numbers of donations overall, Biden received more money from his top 50 zip codes. For example, Biden’s top zip

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