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Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats’ objections. And,...
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'Use my words against me': A 2016 video of Lindsey Graham saying a Supreme Court vacancy should never be filled in an election year is going viral

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) Associated Press A 2016 video of Sen. Lindsey Graham insisting that Supreme Court vacancies should never be filled in an election year is going viral on social media.  Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, lawmakers are voicing their stance about voting for her replacement. President Trump has already...
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Trump Suggests He Will Move On Supreme Court Nomination ‘Without Delay’

President Donald Trump indicated early Saturday that he will quickly move to nominate a replacement to the Supreme Court bench, hours after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday. “We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us,” Trump tweeted, adding that the most important of those decisions has long been the selection of Supreme Court justices. [email protected] We were put in this position of power and importance to ma...
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Obama Calls Out McConnell’s Sudden Reversal Amid Talk Of Ginsburg Replacement

Former President Barack Obama urged Senate Republicans late Friday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to wait to fill the late liberal justice’s seat until after inauguration day. “Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Garland, they invented the principle that the Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in,” Obama wrote in a statement.  “A basic prin...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, United States, Mitch McConnell, Npr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Ginsburg, Schumer, Supreme Court Justice, Mitch McConnell R Ky


Obama pays tribute to Ginsburg and says her seat should not be filled until after next president sworn in

Former President Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling on Senate Republicans to follow the precedent set when they refused to consider his Supreme Court nominee in 2016 and not consider a replacement for the high court until after the next president is sworn in.
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Obama Calls Out McConnell’s Sudden Reversal Amid Talk Of Pre-Election Ginsburg Replacement

Former President Barack Obama urged Senate Republicans late Friday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to wait to fill the late liberal justice’s seat until after inauguration day. “Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Garland, they invented the principle that the Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in,” Obama wrote in a statement.  “A basic prin...
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Biden: successor to 'giant' Ginsburg should be decided by US election winner – video

Joe Biden said ‘there is no doubt’ that the next US supreme court justice should be chosen by the winner of the country’s presidential election, following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.‘She was fierce and unflinching in her pursuit of the civil legal rights of everyone,’ Biden said of Ginsburg, who had sat on the supreme court since 1993. ‘Her opinions and her dissent are going to continue to shape the basis for law for a generation.’Biden added that Ginsburg’s replacement should be...
Tags: Obama, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US Senate, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Ginsburg, McConnell, Bader Ginsburg


The voter who shut down Trump for interrupting her at a town hall says she 'broke down' and cried after their exchange

Ellesia Black speaking to MSNBC President Donald Trump interrupting her at an ABC News town hall event. MSNBC Kutztown University professor Ellesia Blaque was the center of a tense back-and-forth with President Donald Trump at an ABC News town hall earlier this week.  Blaque called the president out when he started to interrupt her question about healthcare. In interviews after the town hall, Blaque said she was so frustrated with Trump's answer that she cried after the event.  While she h...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obama calls on Republicans to delay filling vacancy – as it happened

Amid tributes to the late supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former president adds weight to calls for vacancy to remain until after November electionRuth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, dies aged 87Ginsburg changed America long before she joined the supreme courtQ&A: what does Ginsburg’s death mean for the supreme court?Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 8.11am BST This blog is closing now but thanks for reading.This our main story and you can also read about the politcal...
Tags: Obama, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US news, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Ginsburg, Bader Ginsburg, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


Obama says RBG 'fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals' and calls for the next president to fill her vacancy

Obama hugs Ginsburg ahead of his first State of the Union Address. Linda Davidson/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama said Ruth Bader Ginsburg "fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals" in a blog post honoring the late Supreme Court justice. Obama said Ginsburg was a "warrior for gender equality" as well as a "relentless litigator and an incisive jurist." He also argued Republican senators should let the next president fill the vac...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, United States, Mitch McConnell, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Ginsburg, McConnell, Merrick Garland


Biden demands the GOP-led Senate block any Trump Supreme Court nominee before the election

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the William Hicks Anderson Community Center, on July 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images Former Vice President Joe Biden remembered the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as "not only a giant in the legal profession but a beloved figure," in a Friday night tribute. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate made clear, however, that the Republican-controlled S...
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Chief Justice John Roberts Remembers Ginsburg: ‘A Jurist Of Historic Stature’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her death just over six weeks before Election Day is likely to set off a heated battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate, and the Republican-led Senate should confirm, her replacement, or if t...
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Mitch McConnell confirms that Senate will vote on Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

C-SPAN Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed that the Senate will vote on a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Friday, setting up a high-stakes battle in the Senate to confirm her replacement with the 2020 presidential nomination looming in 46 days.  In 2016, McConnell took the opposite tack when Justice Antonin Scalia died, refusing to hold confirmation proceedings for President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland.  Visit Business Insid...
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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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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2013. Charles Dharapak/AP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Her death was announced Friday evening. She had multiple types of cancer in the past 20 years. Even before President Bill Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a champion for women's issues as a lawyer at the ACLU. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.She di...
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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...
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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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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
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Rumors of an Iranian assassination plot offer lessons that Trump can't seem to learn

Trump, then a presidential candidate, at a "Stop the Iran Deal" rally in Washington DC, September 2015. Susan Walsh/AP Reports emerged this month that Iran was plotting to assassinate the US's ambassador to South Africa. The supposed plot, eight months after the US's assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, is another sign that Trump's aggressive foreign policy creates more risks than it resolves, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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Biden’s Crew Will Go on Fox, ‘Even if Questions Are Insane’

In 2019, a number of Democrats hoping to secure the presidential nomination argued that it made sense for top party officials to engage with Fox News as a means of recruiting some potential swing voters and, if nothing else, driving President Donald Trump crazy.Former Vice President Joe Biden emerged victorious from that primary promising to run a presidential campaign on the notion that he could reach voters of various ideological stripes, including those Democrats who may have stayed home or c...
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A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A Promised Land is a forthcoming memoir from Barack Obama that he says is “an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody”. Here’s the official description of the book: In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in striki...
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Gender Wage Gap Higher In Donald ‘Champion For Women’ Trump WH Than It Is Nationally

New analysis of the 2020 median found a more than $33,000 pay gap between the median salary for men and women staffed under President Trump — making wage discrimination greater in the Trump administration than it is nationally. The 19th, a news organization focused on gender and politics, reports that while the median salary for a male White House staffer is $106,000, the median salary for women is $72,700.  The staggering finding translates to women staffers making roughly 69 cents ...
Tags: Wage Gap, News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Trump, Melania Trump, Census Bureau, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Kellyanne Conway, President Trump, American Enterprise Institute Trump, Zoë Richards


The Obama presidency through Pete Souza's lens

Pete Souza became an unlikely political figure, stepping out from his behind-the-scenes role as official White House photographer and into the spotlight with Instagram posts jabbing President Trump, which became the book "Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents." That provides the foundation for a documentary, "The Way I See It," which offers an insider's view of Barack Obama presidency through Souza's unerring lens.
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'The Way I See It' filters the Obama presidency through Pete Souza's lens

Pete Souza became an unlikely political figure, stepping out from his behind-the-scenes role as official White House photographer and into the spotlight with Instagram posts jabbing President Trump, which became the book "Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents." That provides the foundation for a documentary, "The Way I See It," which offers an insider's view of Barack Obama presidency through Souza's unerring lens.
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Obama announces first presidential memoir, 'A Promised Land,' is coming in November

Barack Obama's first presidential memoir will recount his experiences as president and what he thinks must be done to "heal our divisions."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Barack Obama’s Memoir Is Finally Here — At Least The First Part Of It

"A Promised Land," to be released Nov. 17, weighs in at a whopping 768 pages. Obama said it's "a fun and informative."
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Barack Obama to Release First Volume of Presidential Memoir in November

Former President Barack Obama will publish the first volume of his presidential memoir in November, two weeks after the election showdown between incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who served as Obama’s VP. “A Promised Land” is set for release on Nov. 17 by Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House. After […]
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Barack Obama’s Memoir Gets A Release Date

NEW YORK (AP) — The first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day. It’s called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. The publication date for the second volume has not yet been determined. “I’ve spent the last few years reflecting on my presidency, and in ‘A Promised Land’ I’ve tried to provide an honest accounting of my presidential campaign and my time in offi...
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Social media platforms are undermining our democracy. Lawmakers need to step up and protect it.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Our preoccupation with Trump has blinded us to a larger threat to democracy: social media platforms whose algorithms manipulate us without our awareness. Some say that social media platforms are good for democracy, but when their algorithms are weaponized to misinform, confuse, and polarize their users who increasingly get their news from these plat...
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Michael Cohen says Trump won't release his tax returns because he's scared they contain evidence of fraud

Michael Cohen inside an elevator at Trump Tower in New York City on December 12, 2016.. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Michael Cohen, the former lawyer of President Donald Trump, told CNN that Trump won't release his tax returns because he worries they contain evidence of tax fraud. Trump's "biggest fear is that if his tax return is released, that there's a whole slew of organizations of accountants and forensic accountants that will rip through it and he will end up with a massive tax bill, fr...
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