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    Democrats plan to focus on health care -- and the idea that millions could lose it -- in the looming confirmation battle over President Trump's pending Supreme Court nominee. "It'll be a major focus," Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, told NBC News. "There are others." GINSBURG DEATH CASTS FRESH UNCERTAINTY ON THE...
    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday after the top law enforcement official told a congressional committee that the agency has seen no evidence of voter fraud ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Wray testified the FBI had “not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud...
    Conservative lawyers are brushing off 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’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power if...
    A pair of state elections board members in North Carolina resigned this week after a lawsuit settlement pushed by the Democratic-controlled board that would tweak absentee ballot law to make ballot harvesting easier. Ballot harvesting, or the practice of allowing political operatives and others to collect voters’ ballots and turn them in en masse to...
    A group tied to the Republican Party’s top state-level political outfit has done something almost unheard of this close of a presidential election: they’ve taken out an ad attacking a key policy plank of their own party’s president. The ad doesn’t mention Donald Trump by name. But the target is clear: a new drug price...
    **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, R.I.P. - Dems prepare SupCo term limit bill - Fox Poll: Tight in Ohio, Biden tops in Nevada, Pennsylvania - Hurricane Donald bears down on Florida - Got stick?RUTH BADER GINSBURG, R.I.P.In the year that Ruth Bader Ginsburg...
    “This is an emergency response,” Guardian journalist and founder of The Citizens Carole Cadwalladr told NBC News. “We know there are going to be a series of incidents leading up to the election and beyond in which Facebook is crucial. This is a real-time response from an authoritative group of experts to counter the...
    Michigan lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that gives workers more time to prep the more than 2 million absentee ballots for counting that are expected to roll in for the upcoming election. Clerks in the state’s largest cities will be given 10 additional hours to sort absentee ballots ahead of the count and also be allowed...
    Google is banning advertisers from running ads related to the election after Election Day. In an email to advertisers, the company said the change is due to the “unprecedented” number of votes that will be counted after November 3rd, as reported by Axios. While the winner of the US presidential election is often announced...
    Warnings that President Donald Trump is willing to go to dangerous extremes to steal the 2020 presidential election have not only been coming from liberal and progressive outlets — they have also been coming from The Bulwark, a conservative website founded by journalists Bill Kristol and Charlie Sykes. The Bulwark has become a go-to site...
    Belarusian officials reportedly detained Maria Kolesnikova’s lawyer Thursday after she was charged with resisting police and attending an unauthorized protest. Police confirmed Lyudmila Kazak’s arrest after she went missing on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.  Kazak represents Maria Kolesnikova who is a leader of the activist group The Coordination Council. Kolesnikova’s appeal of arrest...
    A top Philadelphia election official is sounding the alarm bells that a technicality in a recent state Supreme Court ruling could lead to the invalidation of up to 100,000 mail-in ballots statewide, according to The Washington Post. The warning is particularly worrisome for a battleground state that remains tight and that Donald Trump won by just 44,000 votes...
    In a move that confounded some elections experts, the Justice Department on Thursday announced preliminary findings of a probe into discarded general election ballots in a key Pennsylvania county.  U.S. Attorney David Freed of the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that a federal investigation found that nine military general election ballots were discarded in...
    Senate Republicans were “left dumbfounded” by President Donald Trump’s recent suggestion that there might not be a peaceful transition of power after the November election, The Hill reported on Friday. The Republican Party had a uniquely successful week, swiftly unifying ahead of the upcoming battle to nominate Trump’s replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth...
    Google CEO Sundar PichaiPradeep Gaur | Mint | Getty Images Google said in a letter to advertisers on Friday that it will pause election-specific ads on Nov. 3 after polls close. "Given the likelihood of delayed election results this year, when polls close on November 3, we will pause ads referencing the 2020 election, the...
    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...
    Google will not run any election-related ads after polls for the US presidential election close on November 3rd, according to Axios. In an email obtained by the publication, the search giant warns advertisers they won’t be able to run ads “referencing candidates, the election or its outcome, given that an unprecedented amount of votes will...
    (CNN Business)Google will temporarily prohibit all advertisers from running ads on its platforms that relate to the US election following Election Day, the company told advertisers in an email Friday. "This policy will be broadly scoped across ads running through Google Ads, DV360, YouTube, and AdX Authorized Buyer and is intended to block all ads...
    Sales of firearms have jumped about 93% this year, according to FBI data on background checks, with many swing states such as Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania seeing a spike, Fox News reports. Fox found a 77.9% increase in gun sales in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and North Carolina, all states that are rated...
    Ex-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants a nonpartisan commission to verify the results of the Nov. 3 election. President Trump, as well as Republican and Democratic lawmakers, have expressed concerns about a possible delay in election results this year. The independent Vermont senator said he "couldn't agree more" with a Sept. 17 op-ed former Trump National Director...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump are locked in a competitive race for the White House a little more than five weeks out from Election Day. While national polling averages give Biden a high single-digit advantage over Trump before the Nov. 3 contest, the next president will be decided by the Electoral College,...
    The majority of Americans say the winner of the 2020 presidential election should select the next Supreme Court nominee and that a Senate vote to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat should take place next year, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.The poll, released Friday, shows that 56% oppose filling the...
    Ana Navarro claimed Friday that fear was “the only thing” President Donald Trump had to offer the American people. Navarro, who was guest-hosting on ABC’s “The View,” suggested that Trump was selling fear in numerous forms: “fear of lawlessness, fear of socialism, fear of ballots, fear of election results, fear of the transition.” (RELATED: ‘If...
    Abortion is arguably the most divisive issue in US politics and with a Supreme Court seat now vacant, the stakes have never been higher. With President Trump in the White House, and following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, anti-abortion activists are energised. Republican-controlled states have tightened restrictions on abortion in recent years....
    US President Donald Trump has been defending his record on military spending and his pledge to cut back US involvement in foreign wars. In 2017 he said he would rebuild the country's "depleted military". He has also called for a reduction in US troops serving abroad. We've taken a look at the president's record...
    Paul Sperry of RealClearInvestigations reported Thursday that former CIA Director John Brennan edited out intelligence assessments that suggested Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, wanted Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election. Sperry wrote: Former CIA Director John Brennan personally edited a crucial section of the intelligence report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and...
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused President Donald Trump with 'flirting with treason' following the president's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power earlier this week. Warren, a former presidential candidate who is seen as a key advisor of former Vice President Joe Biden's when it comes to policy and personnel, made the comment...
    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...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Election Day is fast-approaching, and you need to register to vote.Each state has its own deadline for registering to vote, from 30 days before to the day of Election Day.WABC-TV has partnered with Vote.org and the League of Women Voters of New York to help get voters prepared for the upcoming...
    Major news outlets failed the American people, critics say, when they chose to bury coverage of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday comment that he would not commit to a peaceful transition of power—a statement watchdogs say demanded above-the-fold, front-page headlines that simply did not materialize. “Newsroom leaders made a considered, intentional decision not to panic after Trump was...
    Thursday during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), formerly a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said he was “worried” President Donald Trump would not leave office if he lost the November 3 election. Sanders told Maddow of the often-discussed scenario in which Trump could appear to the winner on...
    Sen. Doug Jones, a vulnerable Democrat up for reelection in conservative Alabama, said he will not support the confirmation of any Supreme Court nominee from President Trump before the election. “I will not support the confirmation of any Supreme Court justice nominee, regardless of who it might be,” Jones said Friday. “I will not support...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A conservative group says $6.3 million in grants meant to help with November's election in Wisconsin's five largest cities amount to bribery to increase voter turnout in Democratic strongholds, and it is is asking a federal judge to block the funding. Wisconsin Voters Alliance and seven of its members filed a lawsuit...
    In an interview with CNN broadcast on Thursday night, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman warned that the United States may be heading toward a second civil war, The Hill reported. Speaking with anchor Anderson Cooper, Friedman pointed to President Donald Trump’s reluctance to commit to a peaceful transition of power as evidence that America...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHundreds of lawyers from nation's oldest African American sorority join effort to fight voter suppression Biden picks up endorsement from progressive climate group 350 Action 3 reasons why Biden is misreading the politics of court packing MORE (D-Calif.) told reporters Friday that late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...
    Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and some county election officials are clashing with the Democratic state secretary this week over an effort to introduce more ways for people to register or vote in certain limited circumstances. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Ducey have reportedly exchanged a series of contentious letters about the changes Hobbs proposed. WHY...
    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...
    Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.President Donald Trump has repeatedly outlined an election night scenario where one candidate appears to be leading in early returns, but might not be the winner once all votes are counted....
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes history as the first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at US Capitol 200 Popular Grocery Store Brands Just Made This Major Pledge HBOs cyber-warfare documentary trailer warns election threat cannot be stopped Since 2020 has been so uneventful and peaceful so far, here's another thing to fuel your...
    Trump inspects the troops during a ceremony at the Pentagon in July 2019. In just the last three days, Donald Trump has refused to confirm that he would submit to a peaceful transfer of power, stated that we should just “throw out the ballots” so that instead of a transfer he could just stay in control,...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed a pact with the United States to avoid interfering in each other’s elections and other domestic affairs.   Putin cited what he called the “risk of large-scale confrontation in the digital sphere,” according to a Kremlin statement Friday.   Earlier this week, the U.S. Office of the Director of...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Each week, we take a look at our archives for boosts to propel you into the weekend. In January 1992, Frances Fox Piven and Barbara Ehrenreich sat in on a forum hosted by the Nation to hear Jerry Brown—then running...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on CBS This Morning on Friday and encouraged Americans to vote early as a means of responding to the Republican Party’s efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Hill reported. “If the Republicans insist on going forward, then there has to be a price...
    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Democratic political operative Rahm Emanuel famously said. The former Chicago mayor’s point was that a crisis gives political players the opportunity to bend, and maybe even break, the normal rules. Today, the country is facing a Covid-19 crisis, as well as a crisis of rioting in the streets...
    Patio heaters, throw pillows and home-brew kits: Consumers stock up on nesting supplies for winter months The best local chain restaurant in your state Dow bouncing around Friday, with a fourth straight weekly loss for stocks in sight MARKET SNAPSHOT © Getty Images The New York Stock Exchange. Getty Images Stock-market benchmarks were holding...