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            by Glenn Ellmers  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87. Her passing was not unexpected. On the contrary, her steadily worsening condition over the past several years left her increasingly incapacitated. After Donald Trump’s election in 2016, many on the Left expressed dismay that she chose...
    US says all UN sanctions on Iran restored, but world yawns Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin GOP senators confront past comments on Supreme Court vote Arizona Senate race could play...
    Leftist Rob Reiner appeared to make extreme remarks on Saturday about the upcoming Supreme Court battle, saying that Democrats needed to “use” “powerful weapons” in “war” against Republicans. Reiner’s remarks come after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died late on Friday afternoon at 87-years-old. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body isn’t even cold and Mitch McConnell...
    Respondents in this NPR poll were asked if anyone in their household had a) serious problems paying mortgage/rent, b) serious problems paying utilities, c) serious problems making car payments, d) serious problems affording medical care, e) serious problems paying credit cards/loans/other debt, f) serious problems affording food, g) other serious financial problems, or if they...
    Saturday, during an appearance on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” former Attorney General Eric Holder told host Al Sharpton if Republicans succeeded in confirming a replacement for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appointed by President Donald Trump, a future Democrat Senate majority along with Joe Biden, if he is elected president, should consider “court reform.” According to Holder,...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Senate Democrats are indicating that they may push legislation to expand the Supreme Court by adding additional seats to retaliate against Republicans if they succeed in confirming President Donald Trump's pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat.It's an option that has picked up increased interest in the wake of Ginsburg's...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” Senate Judiciary Committee member and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) commented on what Democrats will do if they win back the majority in the Senate, including the possibility of adding seats to the Supreme Court, by stating that Democrats “basically have kept options open.” Host Ana Cabrera asked,...
    Democrats—livid and galvanized by the GOP’s confirm-at-all costs approach to the new U.S. Supreme Court vacancy—have spent the last 24 hours boosting their 2020 candidates, rallying around the banner of Merrick Garland, and, increasingly, hashing out their own scorched-earth political tactics. “Mitch McConnell set the precedent. No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year,”...
    Battle lines were drawn across America’s political landscape Saturday over the replacement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death Friday silenced the court’s best-known liberal voice and raised the possibility of a 6-3 conservative majority on the bench. The vacancy came weeks before the November 3 general election that will decide whether...
    In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, Republican and Democratic leaders are facing fresh scrutiny for stances they took regarding Supreme Court nominations in 2016 and 2020. Ginsburg's death immediately recalled how Republicans resisted a vote on former President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland while Democrats told the other side it was their...
    Once the Democrats broke the Republican gerrymandering of Virginia districts and fair elections were held in 2019, Virginia became a blue trifecta—meaning the Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion. Democrats immediately restored voting rights, made Election Day a holiday, and extended voting hours. These small actions ensured a Democratic majority...
    Getty Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Less than a day after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, a political battle has begun over whether President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — legally or morally – have the right to fill the spot she left vacant on the bench. In the...
    (CNN)Mourners of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gathered quietly at the Supreme Court Saturday, laying rows of flowers and writing chalk messages to honor the gender equality icon. But America was closely watching how the Republican machinations to replace her, already unfolding swiftly, will play out across the street at the Capitol and on...
    Trump campaign national press secretary Hogan Gidley told The Kyle Olson Show this week that Democrats “absolutely” may try to steal the election in places like Detroit. “Only because of past being prologue,” Gidley said, arguing Democrats are trying to shift to mail-in voting just weeks before the election without putting proven, working procedures...
    WASHINGTON – Democrats raised more than $ 50 million in the hours following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, demonstrating how the death of the liberal icon and the controversial nomination fight that looms have already prompted the party base. The staggering sum rose at 4 p.m....
    A majority of Americans said the Senate should hold confirmation hearings in the event of a Supreme Court vacancy this year, according to a Marquette University poll released Saturday, which had been conducted prior to the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. The Marquette University poll, conducted September 8-15, among 1,523 adults nationwide, found that...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) stated that voting on D.C. statehood and Puerto Rico statehood, expanding the size of the Supreme Court, and eliminating the filibuster will be “on the agenda” in discussions among Senate Democrats on how to handle Republicans moving forward with filling...
    House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) urged Democrats on Saturday to “immediately” mobilize to “expand” the Supreme Court if Republicans succeed in confirming a replacement for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “If Sen. McConnell and [the] Senate GOP were to force through a nominee during the lame-duck session—before a new Senate and president can take office—then...
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent passing sparked a political firestorm, as Republicans prepare for a contentious, pre-election confirmation showdown and some Democrats threaten to, quite literally, burn the country down. In recent years, however, Democrats have also floated court-packing as a viable avenue to ensure a left-leaning Supreme Court for future generations. The proposal picked...
    Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Friday that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's "earth-shattering" death should "radicalize" Democrats. What are the details? Speaking to followers in a lengthy Instagram video, Ocasio-Cortez said, "Let this moment radicalize you." "Let this moment really put everything into stark focus because this election has always been about...
    Democrats are threatening to pack the Supreme Court if Republicans fill the vacancy left by liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday.  “Congress would have to act and expanding the court would be the right place to start,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler wrote on Twitter.  Ginsburg herself pushed back against...
    President Donald Trump on Saturday announced that a woman is in 'first place' to receive his Supreme Court nomination to fill the vacancy caused by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.  He named two conservative women who he has elevated to federal appeals courts as contenders, a move that would tip the court further to the...
    This means war. With the presidential election only 44 days away, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has shaken the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden — along with 33 U.S. Senate battles across the country — to the core. A new Trump-nominated justice would cement a commanding conservative majority for the first...
    It took just minutes after the announcement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death for Republicans and Democrats to begin fighting over whether President Donald Trump should nominate a judge to fill the new vacancy on the high court and whether the Senate should consider whomever Trump nominates. Citing the so-called "McConnell Rule,"...
    ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez said the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg should “radicalize” voters. Bader-Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday after a battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer leaving a highly contentious seat vacant on the Supreme Court. 3Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that the death of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg should 'radicalize' votersCredit: Twitter 3Associate Justice of the Supreme Court...
    A Marquette University poll conducted before the Friday death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed that most Americans believe the Senate should hold confirmation hearings on a vacancy in the high court this year, Breitbart reported. In particular, the poll found that 67 percent of respondents were supportive of filling a vacancy this...
    WASHINGTON – Democrats raised more than $ 50 million in the hours following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, demonstrating how the death of the liberal icon and the controversial nomination fight that looms have already prompted the party base. The staggering sum rose at 4 p.m....
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, who once said he wouldn't confirm a President Trump Supreme Court nominee in an election year, announced Saturday that he's changed his mind on filling the high court vacancy. Trump on Saturday said Republicans have an "obligation" to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "without...
    WASHINGTON – Democrats raised more than $ 50 million in the hours following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, demonstrating how the death of the liberal icon and the controversial nomination fight that looms have already prompted the party base. The staggering sum rose at 4 p.m....
    Getty Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) Negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and members of the White House’s negotiating team — Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — have already been tense and at times, rancorous....
    In an interview with Fox News set to air on Sunday, President Donald Trump accused Democrats and members of the media of “denigrating” a potential coronavirus vaccine for partisan reasons. Speaking with anchor Mark Levin, Trump suggested that everyone, including his political opponents, should be happy over the progress his administration has made in solving...
    Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., conducts a Senate Judiciary Committee markup on judicial nominations in Russell Building on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Democrats signaled that they would present a united front and strongly oppose any...
    In a string of tweets of Saturday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham defended his decision to support Donald Trump’s efforts to nominate a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Although Graham previously said he would not support a nomination in an election year, he pointed to Democrats’ treatment...
    President Barack Obama greets Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress January 24, 2012. Amid our shock, and mourning, and raging over the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday, progressives have stepped up through our tears to pour more money into the...
    Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerPelosi orders Capitol flags at half-staff to honor Ginsburg Ginsburg in statement before her death said she wished not to be replaced until next president is sworn in Democrats call for NRA Foundation to be prohibited from receiving donations from federal employees MORE (D-N.Y.) told Democrats on Saturday that "nothing...
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told his colleagues that "nothing is off the table next year" if Republicans push through a nominee for the Supreme Court in the next several weeks. A source told Axios about the comment made to congressional Democrats on a conference call on Saturday, and other outlets have confirmed it. ...
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.When...
    You’ve probably heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but you may not have heard of Derek Kilmer. Kilmer grew up in a timber region in Washington state that had seen many of its logging jobs disappear. First at Princeton, then getting a Ph.D. at Oxford, he studied how towns recover from deindustrialization. He went back home to...
    By BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats raised more than $31 million in the hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, demonstrating how the liberal icon's passing and the contentious nomination fight that lies ahead have already galvanized the party's base. The jaw-dropping sum was raised by noon Saturday after news...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats raised more than $31 million in the hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, demonstrating how the liberal icon’s passing and the contentious nomination fight that lies ahead have already galvanized the party’s base. The jaw-dropping sum was raised by noon Saturday after news of her death broke late...
    Democrats saw a massive fundraising spike in the hours following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy...
    (CNN)The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has the ability to upend the 2020 presidential election. But while most analysis suggests President Donald Trump was helped by the opportunity to appoint a new justice in the 2016 election, polling this time around suggests something different may be in the offing. I should point...
    Progressive activists call on the Senate to demand opposition to his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.Erik McGregor/Sipa via AP Images For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.When news broke Friday evening that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, hardly an hour had...
    WASHINGTON – Democrats raised more than $31 million in the hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, demonstrating how the liberal icon's passing and the contentious nomination fight that lies ahead have already galvanized the party's base. The jaw-dropping sum was raised by noon Saturday after news of her death broke late...
    Democrats should use every tool at their disposal to prevent what would be a "monument to hypocrisy" in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., replacing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before November's general election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued Friday. Her comments came just hours after McConnell vowed to hold a vote on...
    By Steve Peoples | Associated Press NEW YORK — A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were beginning to cast ballots. For months, the contest has...
    Hours after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg — and contrary to her dying wish — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that Republicans in the upper chamber plan to ram through a vote on her potential replacement before the end of Donald Trump’s first term. Although he’s been unable to muster the support of...
    By STEVE PEOPLES, AP National Political Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his promise for a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day. But across America, Democrats, independents and even some Republicans do not trust his administration to produce a safe and effective vaccine on such an aggressive timeline. Such hesitancy threatens to...