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Top Republicans appear to give Trump just enough support to confirm a replacement for Justice Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Associated Press Republican Sens. Charles E. Grassley and Cory Gardner have reversed course and say they will confirm a Supreme Court nominee during an election year. President Donald Trump has yet to pick a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but a short-list of potential nominees was released.  In 2016, both Grassley and Gardner refused to confirm a nominee because it was a presidential election year.  Visit Busin...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, United States, New York Times, The Times, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Looming SCOTUS Fight Puts 2A in Crosshairs; Nov. Election Critical

The Roberts Court, November 30, 2018. Seated, from left to right: Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Supreme Court Curator's Office. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Before last Friday, it was urgent for every gun owner in the country to vote in the November ele...
Tags: Nbc, Guns, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, New York Times, Arizona, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Times, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump


House Democrats unveil a stopgap spending bill that Republicans oppose, raising the risk of a government shutdown in 9 days

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Democrats unveiled a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past Oct. 1. It omits both farm aid — a Republican priority — but it also excludes food assistance for children during the pandemic, a measure Democrats sought. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposed the plan, raising the risks of a government shutdown. The plan aims to keep the government funded until Dec. 11, when Congress would have to pass another spending bill. V...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Markets, Gop, House, New York Times, Treasury, Spending, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley


House Democrats unveil a stopgap spending bill that Republicans oppose, raising the risks of a government shutdown at the end of September

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Democrats unveiled a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past Oct. 1. It omits both farm aid — a Republican priority — but it also excludes food assistance for children during the pandemic, a measure Democrats sought. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposed the plan, raising the risks of a government shutdown. The plan aims to keep the government funded until Dec. 11, when Congress would have to pass another spending bill. V...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Markets, Gop, House, New York Times, Treasury, Spending, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley


Nancy Pelosi wonders how top Facebook employees can 'look themselves in the mirror' because they 'make money off poison'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Facebook during a new interview with The New York Times' Kara Swisher. Pelosi said she holds Facebook "very accountable" for posts on the platform in support of QAnon, a right-wing conspiracy theory that claims, in part, that Democratic Party leaders are involved in child sex trafficking.  "I don't know how the Facebook board of directors or their top employees can look themselves in the mirror," P...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Trends, Tech, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, 2016 Election, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Pelosi, Swisher, Kara Swisher


'All he wants is his name on a check': Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are holding out for a bigger stimulus agreement from Trump

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference to mark the anniversary of the House passage of the 19th Amendment and women's right to vote, on Capitol Hill May 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi said Democrats are still holding out for a larger relief package from Republicans opposed to larger spending. "We have to meet their needs, not give the president a chance to just say, 'I'm going to put my name on a check, send it out,...
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Democrat Steve Bullock takes on GOP. Sen Steve Daines in Montana

Sen. Steve Daines Susan Walsh/AP Images Democratic Governor Steve Bullock is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Steve Daines in a highly competitive race in Montana. Montana has been reliably Republican at the presidential level, but has elected several Democrats statewide, including Bullock, in recent years. Bullock's strong electoral track record in the state and his impressive fundraising thus far makes him a highly formidable candidate against Daines.  Visit Business Insider's homep...
Tags: Politics, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Inside Big Pharma's work with celebs

Hello,Welcome back to the workweek. I, for one, have never been less excited to receive a flurry of texts from friends than I was Friday night, when we learned that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at 87 of complications related to pancreatic cancer.I'll be spending a lot of this week thinking about her legacy in healthcare and what might come next as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments related to the Affordable Care Act. In healthcare news, we're already off to a busy...
Tags: Health, Science, Supreme Court, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, New York Times, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Khloe Kardashian, Vaccine, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump


Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Favorite Opera Recordings (and Her First Appearance in an Opera)

U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has thrown an unbearably fraught political year into further disarray, a fact that has sadly overshadowed memorialization of her inspiring life and career. Ginsburg was a personal hero for millions of activists and students—from grade school to law school; an icon casually identified by her initials by those who felt like they knew her. “For many women, and many girls,” Sheryl Gay Stolberg writes in a New York Times tribute, her loss...
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Trump threw stimulus checks back into play and called for a large economic aid package — but Republicans still aren't backing more spending

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Trump called on Republicans to back more spending, but he's appeared to sway very few GOP senators. Many Republican senators staunchly oppose more federal spending, citing the debt. "The core disagreement: Are we trying to get the economy back up and running or should we keep it shut down?" conservative economist Oren Cass told Business Insider. The impasse threatens to prolong the downturn for millions of people still receiving unemployment benefits. Visit Business...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Economy, Policy, Democrats, Gop, United States, House, New York Times


Officials identify a woman suspect after letter laced with deadly ricin poison sent to President Trump

The White House is pictured in 2018. DEA/M. BORCHI/Getty An envelope addressed to the White House that contained the deadly poison ricin was intercepted by US authorities on Saturday, according to a report by the New York Times. The letter was addressed to President Donald Trump and appears to have been sent from Canada. Officials have identified a woman as a suspect, but have given no further details about the incident.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An envelope post...
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Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue raised more than $90 million following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Flowers and light candies outside the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. Alex Brandon/AP Democrats raised more than $91 million since Friday night following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fundraising platform ActBlue said in a statement late Saturday.  More than $70 million of those donations rolled in on Saturday, breaking the service's all-...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Ap, Gop, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Npr, Times, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump


Donations to the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue surged after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, breaking the platform's record for donations received in a single hour

Flowers and light candies outside the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. Alex Brandon/AP Democrats have raised more than $45 million since Friday night following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The New York Times reported Saturday.  According to the report, the fundraising platform ActBlue broke its all-time record for donations in a single ho...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Npr, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump


Democrats fundraised more than $91 million hours after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death

Flowers and light candies outside the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. Alex Brandon/AP Democrats raised more than $91 million in approximately one day following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fundraising platform ActBlue said in a statement late Saturday.  More than $70 million of those donations rolled in on Saturday, breaking the service'...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Ap, Gop, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Npr, Times, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump


High profile issues are now at stake on the Supreme Court in the wake of Ginsburg's death

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the East conference room at the Supreme Court building. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images For the first time in 27 years, high profile issues from abortion rights to health care will be devoid of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's judicial imprint. Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.  On Nov. 10, a week after Election Day, the court will hear arguments challengin...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obamacare, Congress, Washington Post, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, Affordable Care Act, Clarke, Health Care, The New York Times


Where Key GOP Senators Stand On An Election Year SCOTUS Vacancy

In the four years since they stole a Supreme Court pick from President Barack Obama, several Republican senators have spoken about what they might do if a similar situation arose again in a future election year. With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that scenario is now upon us. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can only afford to lose three Republicans before the Senate’s balance tips against him. Here’s what other key Republican senators have said about filling a vacan...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Barack Obama, Maine, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Graham, Republican, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Susan Collins, Collins, Lindsey Graham, Antonin Scalia, Senate Judiciary Committee


Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at 87 after serving as a Supreme Court Justice for 27 years. Here's a look at the trailblazer's life and career.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020 due to complications from cancer. She was 87. She was a left-leaning Associate Justice on the Supreme Court and a pop culture icon. She has been on the Supreme Court for more than 27 years. Here's how she went from the daughter of an immigrant without a high school degree to one of the most important legal influences of her time.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Notorious RBG. Allison Shelley/Getty...
Tags: Politics, News, Sweden, Supreme Court, Washington, Russia, Careers, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, United States, Missouri, Washington Dc, Aclu, New York Times, Bill Clinton


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer who fought for gender equality as a lawyer and became a beloved hero of the progressive movement as a justice, died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. When she was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a reserved and relatively unknown court of appeals judge, but during the course of her 27 years on the court she became an improbable pop-culture icon, inspiring everything from an Oscar-nominated documentary film to her own action ...
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Sen. Thom Tillis vies against Democrat Cal Cunningham in a competitive US Senate race in North Carolina

Former State Senator Cal Cunningham Gerry Broome/AP; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Former State Senator Cal Cunningham is challenging GOP Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina in one of the most highly-watched Senate races of 2020. Tillis, who was first elected in the Republican wave year of 2014, is up for a tough re-election battle in 2020. Cunningham posted impressive fundraising numbers in his campaign and has led with Tillis with substantial margins in recent polls of the state, with Til...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, US Army, Trump, Election 2020


The CDC reversed course yet again, removing widely condemned language about not testing asymptomatic people for the coronavirus

CDC director Robert Redfield speaks while President Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The CDC is once again recommending that people get tested for the coronavirus if they've been in close contact with an infected person — even if they're not showing symptoms. The agency briefly reversed its testing policy in August to say that testing asymptomatic people wasn't necessary. ...
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Desperate To Help Trump’s Campaign: The Trump administration continues to politicize its response to COVID-19 to boost the President’s reelection prospects. On Monday, experts warned TPM about the “disastrous” effects of political officials pressuring the CDC to manipulate the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a key tool that tracks the spread of the virus.  On another front, the Trump administration doubled down on its pre-election timetable for a COVID-19 vaccine — which scientists agree...
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Sen. Martha McSally and Democrat Mark Kelly face off in the special election for US Senate in Arizona

Mark Kelly, left, is running for US Senate in Arizona against GOP Sen. Martha McSally REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Sen. Martha McSally is running in a special election against Democrat Mark Kelly US Senate in Arizona. McSally was appointed to serve in the Senate seat held by the former Sen. John McCain and is running to serve out what would have been the rest of his term until 2022.  Kelly, a gun prevention advocate and former astronaut, is a prolific fundraiser and formidable opponent, making th...
Tags: Politics, Navy, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, Arizona, US Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Kelly


What you need to know about Maine's US Senate election between Susan Collins and Sara Gideon

GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is facing the toughest re-election battle of her career against Maine State House Speaker Sara Gideon.  For decades, Collins has cultivated a unique political brand as an independent, moderate New England Republican. Trump winning the presidency and taking over the GOP mantle made it much more difficult for Collins to thread the needle between being a member of the Republican party and cultivating her own unique brand. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Maine, House, New York Times, Bill Clinton, US Senate, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Susan Collins


10 senators are at risk of losing reelection. It may be enough to give Democrats a majority in Congress.

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
Tags: Post, Politics, Elections, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia


10 incumbent senators most at risk of losing reelection in 2020

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
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HHS Posted Controversial Testing Guideline On CDC Site Without Proper Scientific Review

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reportedly posted the controversial COVID-19 testing guideline on asymptomatic people on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) site against protests by the agency’s scientists. The New York Times reported on Thursday evening that the guidelines, which state that asymptomatic people need not test for the virus, was uploaded without being properly vetted through scientific review. An official told the Times that the guidelines “...
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Trump administration announces ban on TikTok and WeChat from Sunday – US politics live

US to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat apps from SundayLawyer claims Trump offered Assange pardon if he exonerated RussiaFBI chief warns of Russian interference in US electionsAmy Dorris praised for coming forward with Trump assault allegationJoe Biden: trust scientists, not Trump, on realities of coronavirus849 new Covid deaths and 45,391 new cases reported yesterdayCritics condemn Trump’s rewrite of America’s legacy of racismSign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.34pm BST Owners ByteDa...
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16 major differences between successful and unsuccessful people

Mark Cuban is one of the world's most successful investors. Mike Windle / Getty Images Successful people and unsuccessful people often differ in key ways, says author and businessman Dave Kerpen.People who listen to others, ask questions, compliment others, and have a positive mindset tend to succeed.Unsuccessful people, meanwhile, blame others for their failure and talk too much.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2014, Dave Kerpen, the New York Times best-selling au...
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CDC guidelines discouraging people from getting COVID-19 tests was published by Trump officials despite objections from scientists, report says

President Donald Trump passes Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the White House's press briefing room on April 22, 2020. Alex Brandon/AP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a controversial guideline last month saying that people who were exposed to COVID-19 but didn't show symptoms should not seek a test. According to The New York Times, the advice was written by Trump administration officials and published de...
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Justice Department sought ways to arrest Portland officials on federal criminal charges

Justice Department officials dispute a report Wednesday in The New York Times that Attorney General William Barr asked federal prosecutors to find a way to bring criminal charges against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) for allowing protesters to briefly set up a police-free zone east of downtown. But Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Thursday that the department has explored whether it can pursue criminal or civil rights charges against officials in Portland, Oregon, for weeks of pr...
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