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    As President Trump prepares to announce his nomination for the Supreme Court, Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse foresees anti-religious attacks in which “no blow is too low.” Sasse, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, since 2017 has played a sort of religious discrimination watchdog. During the contentious confirmation hearing of Amy Coney Barrett, the 7th...
    A majority of Americans say the next president should fill the Supreme Court vacancy left after the death of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgTrump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on...
    “The graveyards are full of indispensable men,” Charles de Gaulle is reputed to have said. Despite the mordant wisdom most of us see in that statement, an alarming number of people refuse to follow his implicit advice. Many of us, particularly in America, the land of rugged individualism, see ourselves as crucial in the grand...
    Democrats in Congress have done little more than pay lip service to bipartisanship in the week since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Even as the high court’s ideological balance is up for grabs for the third time in four years — and as the president of the United States refuses to commit to a...
    Former president Barack Obama released his second and final list of candidates he’s endorsing for the 2020 election, and his list includes an unexpected endorsement in a primary race that hasn’t yet been decided, CNBC News reported. The 44th president’s fellow Democrats already hold a safe majority in the House of Representatives, and in addition...
    The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) plans to distribute $16 million into key races this fall as part of its push to flip state legislative chambers and gain access to others. The latest initiative would reportedly bring the committee's total political spending for the 2020 election cycle to $35 million -- a $25 million increase from the $10 million...
    Washington (CNN)House Democrats plan to introduce a bill next week that would limit US Supreme Court justices' lifetime appointments to 18 years, a largely symbolic response to the high-stakes battle in Congress over the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The legislation has no chance of passage in the GOP-led Senate, where Republicans...
    Every Democrat in the Senate has refused to say whether they support trying to impeach Attorney General William Barr or President Donald Trump before the election in order to block a Supreme Court nominee confirmation, an idea floated by several House Democrats. The Daily Caller contacted every Senate Democrat’s office asking them if they believe...
    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said in a Thursday interview he has no regrets about eliminating the Senate filibuster, saying it allowed Democrats to confirm President Barack Obama’s Cabinet officials and to pass landmark legislation including the Affordable Care Act. “Absolutely not,” Reid said in response to a question from CNN’s Jake Tapper...
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Doug Jones, a vulnerable Democratic senator up for reelection in the red state of Alabama, announced Friday he "will not support" President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee -- who has yet to be named -- ahead of Election Day."I will not support the confirmation of any Supreme Court justice nominee, regardless of who...
    Sophia Tesfaye September 25, 2020 5:46PM (UTC) Democrats in Congress have done little more than pay lip service to bipartisanship in the week since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Even as the high court's ideological balance is up for grabs for the third time in four years — and as the president of...
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) this week came out saying he refuses to vote for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee, citing it as an “illegitimate process.” Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Kaine noted that Republicans in 2016 refused to confirm then-President Barack Obama’s SCOTUS nominee, Merrick Garland, because he was in the final year...
    Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said on Friday that he will not support confirming a Supreme Court nominee before the November election. "I regret that I will not support the confirmation of any Supreme Court justice nominee, regardless of who it might be ... before the outcome of the Nov. 3 election has been determined," Jones...
    An anti-gerrymandering constitutional amendment that would change the way legislative districts are drawn in Virginia will be decided on the ballot. The amendment is intended to prevent gerrymandering by establishing a 16-person bipartisan redistricting commission that would propose redistricting plans to the General Assembly. The General Assembly would be allowed to approve or decline...
    Tom Boggioni September 25, 2020 4:50PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story According to in-depth interviews with Maine voters, Sen. Susan Collins (R) has a lot of damage control to do in her home state if she has any hope of hanging on to her seat on Nov. 3. With Collins trailing in the polls...
    Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaThe Hill Interview: Jerry Brown on climate disasters, COVID-19 and Biden's 'Rooseveltian moment' Congress needs to prioritize government digital service delivery DeJoy defends Postal Service changes at combative House hearing MORE (D-Calif.), the first vice-chair of the House Progressive Caucus, is spearheading efforts on a bill to impose term limits on...
    Her memory demands that Senate Democrats do everything in their power to give her a worthy successor. Honestly, there isn't much that Senate Democrats can do to fully prevent a Republican majority, slim though it may be, from seating another Supreme Court nominee from Donald Trump, illegitimate as that nomination might be. What they can...
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate success into a meteoric rise through Montana politics and a seat in the U.S. Senate. His former boss, Greg Gianforte, is more brusque, sometimes even harsh, a self-made technology mogul whose political career has proved rockier...
    (CNN)Not all heroes wear a cape; some wear a robe.When the nation lost Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, we lost an American heroine whose superpower was harnessing the law to protect millions of women, members of the LGBTQ community, people of color and those with disabilities. Vanita Gupta We are living in a...
    Matthew Chapman September 25, 2020 3:41PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story On Thursday, in a radio interview, President Donald Trump once again promoted unsubstantiated corruption allegations about Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine — and urged Joe Biden to "leave the campaign" because he "was in on it." Trump's remarks come...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman in American history to do so, in commemoration of her extraordinary life. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was with “profound sorrow” that she welcomed the liberal icon and opened the private...
    Former president Barack ObamaZach Gibson | Getty Images WASHINGTON --- Former President Barack Obama on Friday released his second and final slate of 2020 election endorsements, backing a total of 111 Democrats in state legislature and congressional elections across 21 states.  Among his endorsements are seven Democrats running for the U.S. Senate including several in...
    Warning against “mere capitulation” to the unpopular effort by President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans to rush through another right-wing Supreme Court justice right before the November election, a memo circulating on Capitol Hill outlines a number of ways in which Democrats in both chambers of Congress can gum up the works and delay the advance of...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Trump signs largely symbolic pre-existing conditions...
    Republican Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power Billionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden Credit union group to spend million on Senate, House races MORE (R) is trailing her Democratic challenger Sara Gideon by four points in a poll...
    The Wall Street Journal editorial board issued a rebuke of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE on Friday, warning his unwillingness...
    By BEN NADLER, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Friday added his name to the list of prominent Democrats endorsing the Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s special U.S. Senate election. The nod was among dozens of endorsements of Democratic candidates across the country released by Obama on Twitter. Warnock, who is...
    Former President Barack Obama has weighed in on the multiparty, free-for-all special election for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, a race that could decide who controls the chamber in the next Congress. Obama endorsed Democratic Ebenezer Baptist Church senior pastor Raphael Warnock on Friday, picking his favorite in the...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Friday added his name to the list of prominent Democrats endorsing the Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s special U.S. Senate election. The nod was among dozens of endorsements of Democratic candidates across the country released by Obama on Twitter. Warnock, who is pastor of the Atlanta church...
    From the opening of his third presidential bid, Joe Biden has argued that he is in a unique position to mend a fractured nation and work — even with Republicans — to “unify the country” into some semblance of consensus. That central thesis of the Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign is being severely tested by the...
    From the opening of his third presidential bid, Joe Biden has argued that he is in a unique position to mend a fractured nation and work — even with Republicans — to “unify the country” into some semblance of consensus. That central thesis of the Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign is being severely tested by the...
    From the opening of his third presidential bid, Joe Biden has argued that he is in a unique position to mend a fractured nation and work — even with Republicans — to “unify the country” into some semblance of consensus. That central thesis of the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign is being severely tested by the...
    Former President of the United States Barack Obama has endorsed investigative journalist and Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jon Ossoff in his race against Sen. David Perdue and Libertarian Shane Hazel. President Obama served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to...
    The Republican-controlled Senate passed a resolution from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) reaffirming its “commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power,” after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer if he loses the presidential election. Manchin’s resolution read that the Senate “reaffirms its commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of...
    Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins is planning on introducing a constitutional amendment that would block changing the size of the Supreme Court, something some Democrats have said they want or are open to. The legislation would make it illegal for there to be a change in the number of justices on the court for 10...
    By BILL BARROW, Associated Press From the opening of his third presidential bid, Joe Biden has argued that he is in a unique position to mend a fractured nation and work — even with Republicans — to “unify the country” into some semblance of consensus. That central thesis of the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign is...
    The day after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Sept. 18, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats wrote Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., urging him not to “consider any nominee to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat until after the next President is inaugurated.” The Democrats want people to believe that the circumstances surrounding the current Supreme Court vacancy...
    Monmouth’s newest poll of Georgia’s special election for U.S. Senate finds a very tight race to advance to the all-but-certain January runoff, a result that’s very similar to what several other firms have found in recent weeks. Appointed Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler takes first place in the all-party primary with 23%, while Republican Rep. Doug Collins has a narrow...
    PHOENIX — After months of low polling by Sen. Martha McSally, some in the GOP are starting to believe she may end up keeping her seat after all. An ABC News/Washington Post survey released Wednesday found the Arizona senator just a point behind her Democratic challenger, former astronaut Mark Kelly. Those results come...
    By The Associated Press Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, 39 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: RESPECTING ELECTION: President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses drew swift blowback from...
    Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, 39 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: RESPECTING ELECTION: President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses drew swift blowback from both parties in Congress,...
    Washington — Democrats are fuming over the decision by Senate Republicans to move forward on a vote to confirm President Trump's yet-to-be-named nominee to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, four years after GOP leaders refused to hold a vote on a Democratic president's nominee during an...
    STEPHENVILLE — Gov. Greg Abbott may not be on the ballot this fall, but his response to the coronavirus pandemic, maligned as overreach by some in his own party, is reverberating through a special election for a Texas Senate seat. In the race to replace Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, the intraparty reckoning is being forced...
    Trump's version of democracy is no joke. The Hill: Senate passes resolution reaffirming commitment to peaceful transition of power The resolution, offered by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), passed by unanimous consent, meaning no senator objected to it. "It's a shame that we have to come and reaffirm our commitment to our country, our Constitution and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – While confirming she is on his shortlist to fill a Supreme vacancy after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump said he has no plans to meet with South Florida born federal Judge Barbara Lagoa. Speaking to reporters during a White House press briefing Wednesday, Trump, who has spoken highly...
    The Big Idea is a series that asks top lawmakers and figures to discuss their moonshot — what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they’d implement to change the country for the better? Rep. Doug Collins has proposed a constitutional amendment to prohibit a change to the size of the Supreme...