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10 Jun
George Floyd's brother: "He was our gentle giant. I was reminded of that when I watched the video of his murder. ... The man who took his life, who suffocated him for eight minutes and 46 seconds, he still called him sir as he begged for his life" cnn.it/30r2G0w
"I’m tired. I’m tired of pain," George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd said. "I’m here to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain. Stop us from being tired" cnn.it/2YkXtom
Philonise Floyd's message to his brother, George: "Look up at what you did, big brother. You changed the world. Thank you for everything, for taking care of us on Earth. For taking care of us now, I hope you found mama and you can rest in peace with power" cnn.it/37iFXF8
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21 Jan 19
“The path is gonna be about talking to people who are right now aware that this economy is not working for working people. … It’s going to be about working to regain the trust of Americans,” Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says
“My highest priority and what I believe should be the highest priority, at least for the United States Congress, is that Bob Mueller be able to finish his investigation,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris says
“Let’s be smart on crime as I’ve said, instead of deciding either you’re soft on crime or tough on crime," says 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, who was once a prosecutor
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9 Jan 19
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Trump doesn't understand financial insecurity that federal workers face during the shutdown: "He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for more money. But they can’t”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer: President Trump immediately got up and walked out of their meeting when Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats wouldn't agree to fund a border wall. "We saw a temper tantrum”
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4 Jan 19
When asked if he said he would keep the government closed for a "very long period of time, months or even years," as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed, President Trump said "absolutely"
President Trump: "I don't call it a shutdown. I call it doing what you have to do for the benefit and for the safety of our country"
President Trump says his meeting with Democrats wasn't an "easy meeting or even a kind meeting or a nice meeting," but in the end he thinks they've "come a long way"
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28 Dec 18
Federal employees prepare for a long shutdown cnn.it/2CAZZwU
For the 380,000 federal employees on furlough and the other 420,000 working without pay, this means it's time to start making plans for how to pay January bills without the promise of their next paycheck cnn.it/2CAZZwU
The Office of Personnel Management tweeted sample letters for federal employees to send their creditors, mortgage companies or landlords asking for leniency because they're not getting paid during the shutdown cnn.it/2CAZZwU
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16 Dec 18
“This was not a good week for President Trump nor his campaign organization and these allegations are concerning. But we need to wait until we have the entire picture,” GOP Sen. Susan Collins says. #CNNSOTU
"Planned Parenthood was Brett Kavanaugh's number one opponent. They went after him with everything that they had. And yet, when it came to this case, he was able to put that aside and rule impartially, independently," GOP Sen. Susan Collins says. #CNNSOTU
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11 Dec 18
President Trump engages in an Oval Office clash with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi over border security as the shutdown deadline looms

Pelosi: "I don't think we should have a debate in front of the press on this"
"We do not want to shut down the government. You have called twenty times to shut down the government. ... We don't," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says to President Trump
President Trump: "I am proud to shut down the government for border security"
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24 Oct 18
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: “This clearly is an act of terror, attempting to undermine our free press and leaders of this country through acts of violence”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: “This is the world we live in. Terrorism, the attempt to spread fear, is the world that we live in. It is heightened lately … there are more tensions than usual, but this is the world we live in”
NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller says "some kind of powder" was also found in the package with the suspected device sent to CNN in New York and is being tested cnn.it/2z0fprF
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18 Oct 18
Democrat Beto O'Rourke starts #TexasTownHall answering a question on family separations: "First, we can ensure that never again is another child taken from another parent coming here to seek asylum. Two, we can insist immediately that every single one of those kids is reunited"
O'Rourke says he is "not in favor of open borders," however, "we do not need walls" #TexasTownHall cnn.it/2PHRGDV
"I was born Robert Francis O'Rourke ... From day one, in El Paso ... If you are born Robert ... your community calls you 'Beto' that's my nickname that I've gone by for my entire life," O'Rourke explains, "This is part of who I am and where I'm from" #TexasTownHall
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30 Aug 18
"My name is Joe Biden. I'm a Democrat. And I love John McCain."
Biden says he always thought of John McCain as a brother: “We go back a long way”
“I pray that you take some comfort, knowing that because you shared John with all of us your whole life, the world now shares with you the ache of John’s death. Look around this magnificent church," Biden says
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9 Mar 18
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump won’t meet with Kim Jong Un “until we see concrete actions that match the words and the rhetoric of North Korea” cnn.it/2FqiFmo cnn.it/2txSwwg
Sanders says "it's absurd to pretend" like the State Department wasn't a part of the conversation on North Korea snpy.tv/2FwpQ8r
Sanders says the time and place of Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un have not been set snpy.tv/2FnVPeN
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16 Jan 18
Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, provides details of President Trump’s medical exam during the press briefing snpy.tv/2B6RfLf
Dr. Ronny Jackson says President Trump’s overall health is “excellent” snpy.tv/2Daftpr
Jackson: I have “absolutely no concerns” about President Trump’s cognitive ability snpy.tv/2rchbFB
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