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President Trump dodged reporters' questions at a tax policy meeting Tuesday about whether he would issue pardons for his former campaign officials Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos.

However, Trump did offer a timeline for tax reform, stating that he wants the House to pass his tax bill by Thanksgiving so that the Senate can pass it by Christmas. He added that opponents of his tax proposals "are fighting for themselves, not for the country," and said "the Democrats will say our tax bill is for the rich, but they know it's not."

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Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.

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