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    Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday called on Senate Republicans to use their "moral compasses" and resist replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the next president is inaugurated.. During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Klobuchar, D-Minn., hailed Ginsburg, who died Friday, as an “icon” and “hero.” Saying "our democracy is at stake," she urged her...
    (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short told reporters Sunday that he doesn't believe the timing of President Donald Trump's announcement on a Supreme Court nominee will "take us long" following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "I don't think it will take us long," Short said after an appearance on CNN's...
    Democrat senators, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), on Saturday threatened that “nothing is off the table” if Republicans hold a vote on a new Supreme Court Justice before the election. CNN’s senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju reported that Schumer told Democrats on a call: “Let me be clear: if Leader McConnell and Senate...
    Fox News host Jesse Watters encouraged Republican senators to “buck up and do your jobs” on confirming an upcoming Supreme Court pick for President Donald Trump. Watters also suggested in the Saturday night “Watters’ World” segment that a lack of action could cost them at the polls in November. “And to Republican senators, why give...
    Former President Bill Clinton said Republicans are being hypocritical in their move to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the upcoming November election. Clinton, who appointed Ginsburg to the high court in 1993, pointed to GOP refusal to hold a hearing or vote on President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland in...
    Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceThe Memo: Media accused of using kid-gloves on Biden Biden town hall draws 3.3 million viewers for CNN Gates says travel ban made COVID-19 worse in US MORE pressed Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonRenewed focus on Trump's Supreme Court list after Ginsburg's death Republicans call for DOJ to prosecute Netflix executives...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, the allure of conservative Supreme Court appointments helped persuade skeptical Republicans to support Donald Trump for president. Two years ago, a contentious clash over Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh for the court was credited with bolstering GOP gains in the Senate in an otherwise bad midterm election. And now,...
    By STEVE PEOPLES and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, the allure of conservative Supreme Court appointments helped persuade skeptical Republicans to support Donald Trump for president. Two years ago, a contentious clash over Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh for the court was credited with bolstering GOP gains in the Senate...
    The passing of Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg has left a deep hole in the hearts of millions across the country. She was a giant of jurisprudence, one of the most consequential Americans to have ever lived, and an inspiration to so many for her intellect, her moral center, her trailblazing biography, her resilience and even her...
    Based on unnamed sources, Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman at The New York Times report that Donald Trump could move as quickly as next week to name his nominee to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump made clear with a Saturday morning tweet that he wants to move fast....
    The death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has already set off a pulse between Republicans and Democrats over the search for a replacement, an issue that will radically change the dynamics of the campaign for the November presidential election. The Supreme Court is made up of nine...
    Former Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeRepublican former Michigan governor says he's voting for Biden Maybe they just don't like cowboys: The president is successful, some just don't like his style Bush endorsing Biden? Don't hold your breath MORE (R-Ariz.) said Saturday that Republicans should “hold the same position” on filling a Supreme Court vacancy in...
    A nomination battle is brewing in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday. While it is unclear how long there will be a vacant seat, the Supreme Court is scheduled to begin its new term Oct. 5 with eight members. The justices will meet Sept. 29 to review hundreds of pending appeals and to decide which cases...
    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...
    The evening after the Supreme Court announced the death of late liberal 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 MORE, President TrumpDonald...
    WASHINGTON — The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left the Texas political class in shock on Friday night. For Democrats at the tail end of Republican President Donald Trump's first term, it was the nightmare scenario they’d long been dreading. The GOP-controlled Senate has displayed in recent years a cut-throat approach...
    Momentum is growing among Senate Republicans for a Supreme Court confirmation vote to take place before Election Day, something that GOP strategists say would rev up conservative voters and deliver a huge accomplishment for President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our...
    (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...
    Former President Barack Obama issued a statement on Friday regarding the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that called on Republicans to keep her seat open until after the election. Citing the precedent he claims Republicans set in 2016 by blocking his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Obama...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican nominee for Kansas’ open Senate seat called Saturday for quick action to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dismissed his Democratic opponent’s disavowal of Green New Deal environmental proposals so often in a debate that she admonished him, “Stop deceiving voters.” Republican Roger Marshall, a...
    President Donald Trump expects to announce a Supreme Court nominee next week, and that nominee will “most likely” be a woman, he told reporters on Saturday. Trump made the comments minutes prior to departing Washington, D.C. for a rally in North Carolina. He also used to opportunity to criticize Republicans who have argued the Senate...
    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...
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican nominee for Kansas' open Senate seat called Saturday for quick action to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dismissed his Democratic opponent's disavowal of Green New Deal environmental proposals so often in a debate that she admonished him, “Stop...
    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...
    On Saturday, in a statement published on Twitter, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine broke with fellow Republicans, saying that the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should not be filled prior to the November election. “In order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly...
    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...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Donald Trump may push Senate Republicans to try to jam a Supreme Court nominee through before the election, but I think it’s more likely that he’ll opt to...
    Sen. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing Ginsburg What Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacancies Chamber of Commerce endorses McSally for reelection MORE (R-Colo.), one of a handful of GOP senators facing a tough reelection in November, said Saturday that the country needs to mourn late Supreme Court...
    Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing Ginsburg Democratic senator calls for eliminating filibuster, expanding Supreme Court if GOP fills vacancy What Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacancies MORE (R-Maine), a key centrist vote in the Senate, said Saturday that the Senate should not vote to confirm late...
    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...
    FORMER President Barack Obama has warned Senate Republicans not to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat until after the election. In a statement on Friday night, Obama said the GOP has to live up to the same rules they set years ago when they refused to schedule a hearing for Merrick Garland. 11Former President...
    (CNN)Top Senate Republicans are privately arguing that it would boost their chances of holding the majority in November if their party makes a full-throated effort at confirming President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, according to multiple GOP sources, despite their past posture that such nominees should not be confirmed in a presidential election...
    The death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has already set off a pulse between Republicans and Democrats over the search for a replacement, an issue that will radically change the dynamics of the campaign for the November presidential election. The Supreme Court is made up of nine...
    By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are joining the nation in mourning the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while some are calling on Senate Republicans to wait to vote on her successor until after January's presidential inauguration. Ginsburg, 87, an iconic women's rights champion and the...
    President Donald Trump urged Republicans on Saturday to act quickly to confirm a Supreme Court Justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection...
    Several vulnerable Republican senators facing tough election battles in November are quickly coming out in support of filling the Supreme Court vacancy this year left after the death of 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...
    The death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has already set off a pulse between Republicans and Democrats over the search for a replacement, an issue that will radically change the dynamics of the campaign for the November presidential election. The Supreme Court is made up of nine...
    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...
    (CNN)Conservatives are pushing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell behind the scenes to consider moving to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, potentially leaving the conference divided over what timeline is best. Following Ginsburg's death on Friday, McConnell vowed that whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace...
    On Saturday morning, Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) issued a statement on Twitter urging Senate Republicans to hold off on filling Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat until after the November election. Baker, considered one of the most moderate Republican governors, did not clarify whether he supports waiting until after the new Congress is seated...
    On Saturday, President Donald Trump urged fellow Republicans to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay,” Fox News reported. “@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to...
    Just hours after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky. urged his colleagues not to “prematurely lock” themselves into a position on filling her seat. He also promised that he would put any nominee up for a vote before November. The prospect of Republicans...
    CNN legal analyst Jeffery Toobin argued Friday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellObama 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 MORE (R-KY) "could engage in the...
    Of course we’re crying. A woman who held us all up for so, so long has finally laid down her burden after the literal fight of a lifetime. We’re hurting. We’re afraid. We miss her already.  But Republicans are already celebrating the death of pioneering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an opportunity. Donald Trump is...
    President Trump on Saturday made a pitch to Republicans to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, saying they have an “obligation, without delay." The president’s tweet comes after Ginsburg, 87, passed away on Friday from complications surrounding metastatic pancreas cancer. MCCONNELL: TRUMP'S SUPREME COURT NOMINEE 'WILL RECEIVE A VOTE ON...