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    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...
    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....
    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...
    Brad Reed September 25, 2020 3:34PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is openly hoping that a big fight over a Supreme Court nominee could distract voters from the 200,000-plus Americans who have died from the novel coronavirus on President Donald Trump's watch. In an interview with The New York...
    Republicans are using the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 2016 words to try to undermine her dying wish, in apparent hopes that people don’t know the difference between February and September. Ginsburg’s family has shared her final public statement, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is...
    Republicans are using the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 2016 words to try to undermine her dying wish, in apparent hopes that people don’t know the difference between February and September. Ginsburg’s family has shared her final public statement, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is...
    The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. REUTERS/Tom BrennerPresident Donald TrumpWelcome to this week’s edition of the D.C. Memo. This week from Washington, Rep. Tom Emmer runs the...
    One week after her passing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being honored Friday morning with a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. Justice Ginsburg becomes the first woman and the first person of Jewish faith to lie in state in Statuary Hall. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi honored the beloved jurist, and...
    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...
    Texas law enforcement officials arrested four individuals Thursday for their alleged involvement in an illegal ballot harvesting scheme in the state’s 2018 Democrat primary election. Among those apprehended and facing some of the 134 felony voter fraud charges was the Democrat who claimed the primary race. “The four individuals—Charlie Burns, Dewayne Ward, Marlena Jackson and...
    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...
    When Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack announced his retirement last year, both Republicans and Democrats in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District leaped into what has become a tight race for the open seat. The seat, which represents one of 30 Democratic-controlled districts that President Trump won in 2016, has been blue since Loebsack flipped it in a...
    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...
    Getty Will there be a second stimulus check before the election? Or will we have to wait until 2021? On Thursday, Goldman Sachs analysts revealed their prediction that there will likely be no second stimulus check in 2020. “At this point we think it is clear that Congress will not pass additional fiscal...
    More polls on the 2020 presidential race have come in for Texas — and once again, former Vice President Joe Biden is within striking distance of President Donald Trump, who is ahead by only 3% in a New York Times/Siena poll and by 5% in a Quinnipiac poll. Texas is still in play for Biden,...
    President Donald Trump walks to Marine One at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, as he travels to campaign events in Charlotte, N.C., and Jacksonville, Fla. (Oliver Contreras/The New York Times) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declined for a second straight day to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if...
    Madison Summers September 25, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is taking aim at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). MSNBC’s Chris Hayes mentioned the push by Republicans to quickly fill the Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The push comes 39 days until the 2020 presidential election,...
    Heather Digby Parton September 25, 2020 12:50PM (UTC) As I've watched the Trump era unfold, I have generally assumed that most elected Republicans were just cowards who hoped the Democrats would save them from the unpleasantness of reining Trump in. They could let the Democrats get rid of Trump in 2020 and then, after the smoke...
    WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump continuing Thursday to call into question the integrity of the upcoming election, many Texas Republicans in Congress insisted that there would be a peaceful transition of power if Trump loses this November. But most delivered their statements without mentioning or engaging with the president's comments. Trump shocked many in...
    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...
     Sponsored by Facebook    Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Thankfully, it is Friday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators, and readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning...
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas was sued on Wednesday by a group of prominent members of his own party over his one-week early voting extension amid the coronavirus pandemic. In July, Abbott moved the start date for early voting up to Oct. 13 from Oct. 19, increasing the window by six days. The extension also applied to the option to return mail-in...
    The Republican report aimed at raising questions about the dealings of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine appears to have accidentally implicated former Energy Secretary Rick Perry in an energy scheme in the foreign nation, according to the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. Republicans led by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., released their much-hyped...
    Senate Republicans were left dumbfounded Thursday by 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 latest self-engineered controversy, a suggestion there might not...
    When I look at the smears already being aimed at potential Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, I’m left with one conclusion: This is how we got Donald Trump. Long before Trump took that now-famous escalator ride, conservatives were regularly attacked in pretty unfair ways. The closer to an election or confirmation vote, the...
    Everything about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has felt wrong. I don’t mean surprising—she was an 87-year-old woman who had battled cancer multiple times and been hospitalized earlier this year; it’s not uncommon for people with that medical history to die. But every second of what’s happened since the news broke of her death has felt...
            by Robert Romano  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is under enormous pressure from his Democratic colleagues not to confirm whoever President Donald Trump may nominate to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the election. But in truth, there is simply no reason, neither constitutional...
            by Eric Lendrum  Republicans in the state of Minnesota filed a lawsuit after the state government announced that late mail-in ballots could be counted up to 8 days after Election Day, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon. The plaintiffs in the suit are state representative Eric Lucero (R-Minn.) and elector...
            by Julie Carr Smyth  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top election official acted reasonably when he barred counties from accepting absentee ballot applications electronically in the face of potential cyberthreats and a loosely worded law, lawyers for the state and Republicans argued in a court filing Wednesday. Republican Secretary of...
    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In” called President Donald Trump’s comments about not committing to a peaceful transfer of power “flirting with treason.” Chris Hayes said, “I find it a strange line from some of your Republican colleagues about, well, you know, ‘We’ll listen to the courts. The courts will decide....
    The top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee say they have successfully “reset” the conversation about climate change on Capitol Hill, promoting private sector innovation as an alternative to Democratic ideas favoring regulation, taxes, or mandates. But Greg Walden of Oregon, the panel’s ranking Republican, and John Shimkus of Illinois, the No. 2...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber could also pass the $2.4 trillion measure next week if talks fall through to demonstrate that the party isn’t giving...
    WASHINGTON - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that could be voted on next week, a key lawmaker said Thursday, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated that she is ready to negotiate with the White House. With formal COVID-19 relief talks stalled for nearly...
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired back at President Donald Trump for his stubborn refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and his suggestion that millions of ballots should be invalidate for him to consider the 2020 election legitimate. Trump’s noncommittal response to the election results at his Wednesday press briefing sparked outrage and blowback, even...
    we are all this bird Happy autumn! … except nothing is happy and it feels like it never will be again. But wallowing in our anguish is a luxury we can’t afford, and besides, as one of my favorite philosophers is known for saying, “Pain don’t hurt.” What does hurt, though, is knowing that nearly a...
    (CNN)Robocalls sent by Trump surrogates Kimberly Guilfoyle and the President's daughter-in-law Lara Trump are encouraging Republican voters to use absentee ballots to vote in November, calling them one of the "best ways" to support President Trump in November. Both calls attempt to draw a false distinction between absentee voting and other forms of mail-in voting....
    ORLANDO — It’s no secret that when it comes to presidential elections in Florida, the Sunshine State is typically decided by the slimmest of margins -- and heading into 2020, the numbers show that the margins are “oh-so-close” once again. With each of Florida’s last three presidential races won by less than 3% of the vote (not to mention...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — President Donald Trump continues to question the validity of mail-in ballots, suggesting that he might not give up his office if Joe Biden wins because of them. That brought a swift response from both sides in Pennsylvania following the question at Wednesday’s press conference. Reporter: Will you commit today to a peaceful...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a blow Thursday to Republicans in the legal fight over the deadline for mailed ballots in the presidential battleground state. The court, which has a 5-2 Democratic majority, rejected without comment a request by Republicans to put on hold its decision to extend the deadline for...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a blow Thursday to Republicans in the legal fight over the deadline for mailed ballots in the presidential battleground state. The court, which has a 5-2 Democratic majority, rejected without comment a request by Republicans to put on hold its decision to extend the deadline for receiving...
    WASHINGTON – The House has approved a modest bill to promote “clean energy” and increase energy efficiency while phasing out the use of coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming. The bill boosts renewable energy such as solar and wind power, sets stricter energy efficiency standards for...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a modest bill to promote “clean energy” and increase energy efficiency while phasing out the use of coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming. The bill boosts renewable energy such as solar and wind power, sets stricter energy efficiency standards...
    If Donald Trump gets his way and rams an arch-conservative Federalist Society minion on to the Supreme Court, we all know that Roe v. Wade will immediately be in the crosshairs. But if these Republicans in robes do eviscerate the reproductive rights that have been enshrined into American law for nearly half a...