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Democratic Sen. Doug Jones faces a tough reelection fight against Tommy Tuberville in Alabama

2020 Alabama Republican US Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville AP Photo/John Minchillo, File Sen. Doug Jones, the lone Democratic Senator from the Deep South, is running for a full term against Tommy Tuberville in Alabama.  Jones narrowly won a December 2017 special election to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions, but now faces much tougher odds against Tuberville.  Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, has earned President Donald Trump's endorsement, and easily defeated Session...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, US Senate, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Jones, Trump, Roy Moore, Election 2020


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...
Tags: Post, Politics, Elections, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia


September 18 is National Black Voter Day — here's how Black Americans still face disproportionate barriers to voting

Helen T. Crosson, 84, displays her I Voted sticker after voting early for the June 2nd primary at McKinley Technology High School in Ward 5s Eckington neighborhood on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images September 18 is National Black Voter Day.  Black Americans still face massive disparities and inequalities in accessing the right to vote 150 years after the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, which extended the franchise to Black men. Due to ongoing raci...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana, Racism, United States, Iowa, DMV, Philadelphia, University of Florida, Nevada


Cardinal Tobin Doesn’t Help When He Criticizes Voting for Donald Trump

Newark’s Cardinal Tobin has said that it is more problematic to vote for Donald Trump than for Joe Biden. With all due respect, I don’t know that he should be making that call in either direction. The bishops’ role is to inform consciences. He seems to think we are beyond “single issue” voting. Unfortunately, I think he buys into some cultural lies in his implication. By single issue, we, of course, know he means abortion. But here’s the thing: Abortion has never been a single issue. The riots i...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, White House, Iraq, America, Joe Biden, Syria, United States, Catholic Church, Catholic, Newark, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Columbus


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...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Manhattan, Tax Fraud, Donald Trump, Irs, Trump, Cyrus Vance, Reuters


Cock-eyed Optimist Meets Chicken Little: Jack Balkin on the American Future

For the Symposium on Jack M. Balkin, The Cycles of Constitutional Time (Oxford University Press, 2020).    Given that we are close friends and the co-authors of some twenty articles and a book, Democracy and Dysfunction, it is not surprising that I think very highly, and agree with much of, Jack Balkin’s new book The Cycles of Constitutional Time.  Perhaps it is relevant that I read it in two sittings; it is a real page-turner, written with brio as Jack presents a remarkably comprehensiv...
Tags: Supreme Court, Kentucky, Stanford, Senate, Virginia, Court, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harvard, Brooklyn, Gop, United States, Heritage, Yale, House Of Representatives


'Let me finish my question, sir': A voter shut down Trump when he started talking over her at a town hall

Ellesia Blaque, right, shut down the president for interrupting her question at Tuesday night's ABC News town hall. ABC News President Donald Trump appeared at an ABC News town hall event Tuesday night, where he faced questions from multiple voters. At one point, Trump started to talk over Ellesia Blaque, an assistant professor from Philadelphia with preexisting conditions, who was asking a question about Obamacare. When he did so, she immediately shut him down, saying: "Please stop an...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Trends, Hillary Clinton, News UK, Philadelphia, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Trump, Laura Ingraham


Saving The Census Approaches A Do-Or-Die Moment in Congress

Finishing the 2020 census has turned into a giant mess and time is running out for Congress to clean it up. Whether the Census Bureau should be forced to expedite the final stages of its counting operation is currently the focus of a hugely consequential fight. With the dueling battles ongoing in federal courthouses and in the halls of the Congress, at stake is the accuracy of the census data, which determines the allocation of political power and government funding in the United States. The ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Gop, United States, Alaska, House, Mitch McConnell, Johnson, Doj, Justice Department, Census, Mitch, Trump


‘Good Joe Bell’ Review: Mark Wahlberg’s Anti-Bullying Drama Has Nice Message, Muddled Execution [TIFF 2020]

Towards the end of Good Joe Bell, Mark Wahlberg’s titular character takes a load off his feet from his cross-country walk to condemn homophobic bullying. He sits down at a police station underneath pictures of Barack Obama and Joe Biden hanging on the wall. This bit of art direction reveals what should have been obvious from the film’s overall comportment: this is a period piece. America at large has experienced a dramatic shift in public attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community even since the Ob...
Tags: Movies, Supreme Court, Obama, Reese Witherspoon, Toronto, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Features, Green, Movie Reviews, Psa, Mark-Wahlberg, Joe, Film Festivals, Wahlberg


Ask the author: The evasive virtues and Supreme Court confirmation hearings

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Ilya Shapiro concerning his forthcoming book, Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court (Regnery Gateway, 2020). Ilya Shapiro is the director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute and publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review. He is the co‐author of Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution (2014...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Fbi, United States, Davis, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


A Lesson From TR & Taft on Pursuing a Life You Like

I’m in the midst of a project to read a biography of every president. With most of the men, there’s a pretty clear sense that they were glad to give up the office after their term. It’s an exhausting job in which the Oval Office occupant is relentlessly attacked by his opponents, and sometimes by his own party. Even the great acts of the presidency — the Louisiana Purchase, the Emancipation Proclamation, the New Deal, just to name a few — were reviled by the partisans of the era. It’s a tough ...
Tags: Instagram, Supreme Court, Life, White House, United States, Philippines, Ohio, Will, Taft, Theodore, Roosevelt, Oval Office, Nellie, William Howard Taft, Jack Reacher, Theodore Roosevelt


The Right Wing’s New Election Boogeyman

For the Democrats dead-set on defeating Republican Sen. Susan Collins this November, a recent poll of the Maine U.S. Senate race brought seemingly distressing news: Democratic candidate Sara Gideon was leading Collins by a single point, per the survey, but a Green Party-aligned independent candidate was polling at a surprisingly high 6 percent. Given that Green candidates usually pull votes from the left, Collins’ legions of detractors on Resistance Twitter cried spoiler—fearing that in a tight,...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Green, Gop, Maine, House, Fox News, Green Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Collins


U.S. appellate panel upholds Trump administration's right to end legal status of 400,000 migrants

A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the Trump administration can end humanitarian legal protections for about 405,500 immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal. The migrants were welcomed to the U.S. though the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) program for countries hit hard by natural disasters or civil conflict.The three judge panel, in a 2-1 decision, rejected arguments that the administration had failed to fol...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nepal, Aclu, Sudan, Associated Press, George W Bush, Trump, Steve Doocy, American Civil Liberties Union, 9th Circuit, Fox Friends, U S 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, El Salvador Nicaragua Haiti Sudan Honduras


Oracle has struck a deal with TikTok to control its US operations. Take a look inside Trump's close relationship with Oracle cofounder, Larry Ellison.

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images On Monday, US tech giant Oracle confirmed to Business Insider that it has struck a deal with ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, to control the popular social media app's US operations.  Microsoft released a statement on Sunday announcing that ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, had rejected its proposal.  President Trump has previously expressed support for Oracle's bid, calling it a "great company." Larry Ellison, the Oracle cofounder, is one of the richest...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Technology, Supreme Court, Microsoft, California, Washington Post, Life, China, Satya Nadella, Nbc News, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Features


Ted Cruz is 'honored' Trump is considering him for a Supreme Court seat, but he said he's not interested in leaving the Senate

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leaves the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Hart Building on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said he wasn't interested in serving on the Supreme Court after President Donald Trump included his name of a list of possible future appointments to the nation's highest court. “It is deeply honoring,” Cruz said during an appearance on Fox News. “It's humbling to be included in the list. I'm gra...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Senate, Court, Trends, Cotton, Joe Biden, Gop, Missouri, Ted Cruz, Arizona, US Senate, Fox News, Donald Trump


Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures as president as he fights for reelection

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Back then, Trump made it sound that his plan — “much less expensive and ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Isis, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Obamacare, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Navy, Washington, Mexico, France, Senate, White House, China


Friday round-up

Coverage and commentary on President Donald Trump’s expanded list of potential Supreme Court nominees continues. NPR’s Nina Totenberg examines how some of the new candidates differ from those on previous iterations of the list. “While the previous three lists included just one elected politician and no administration officials, this list includes three U.S. senators — all fire-breathing conservative Republicans,” Totenberg reports. “All three have, directly or indirectly, criticized Chief Justic...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, California, Barack Obama, New York Times, Fda, Npr, Donald Trump, Greenhouse, Trump, Round-up, Bush, John Roberts, Mark Joseph Stern, Coyle


The 15 biggest controversies in Hobby Lobby's nearly 50-year history

A Hobby Lobby store. Joe Raedle/Getty Images It's been a particularly controversial year for Hobby Lobby, from endangering employees during the coronavirus outbreak to prompting a boycott over a pro-Trump store display. However, the arts-and-crafts store — led by the conservative Christian founder and CEO David Green and his family — has had a long history of scandals.  We took a closer look at Hobby Lobby's biggest controveries over its nearly 50-year history.   Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, White House, Iraq, US, Trends, Ap, Green, Pennsylvania, Egypt, New York Times, New Jersey, United Arab Emirates, Associated Press


California Supreme Court denies O.C. Board of Education petition to reopen campuses

The Orange County Board of Education’s bid to force California to re-open school campuses for in-person learning ended Wednesday when the California Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Board of Education President Ken Williams expressed disappointment with the ruling. “I am sorry that the state Supreme Court did not view that Governor Newsom has abused his emergency powers that are given to governors under a real healthcare crisis. Our families and children are suffering from not going to sc...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Education, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, California Supreme Court, Ken Williams, Gavin Newsom, Anaheim, Board of Education, Costa Mesa, California Department of Public Health


Cotton, Cruz Crow Over Their Inclusion On Trump’s SCOTUS Shortlist

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) all won the distinction of inclusion on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist — and two of the three seemed enthralled by the notion. “It’s humbling and an immense honor to be considered for the Supreme Court,” Cruz said in a statement. “The High Court plays a unique role in defending our Constitution, and there is no greater responsibility in public service than to support and defend the Constitution of the United Sta...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Court, Cotton, High Court, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Tom Cotton, Hawley


Trump releases new list of potential Supreme Court nominees

With just under two months remaining before the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump on Wednesday released a new list of potential Supreme Court nominees – his fourth such list since 2016. The announcement of the new list fulfilled a promise that the president made in a tweet in June, when Trump pledged not only to publish a “new list of Conservative Supreme Court Justice nominees” but also to fill any future vacancies on the court from that list. In a news conference at the White ...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Washington, Mexico, White House, Lgbt, Court, United States, Ronald Reagan, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Paul Clement


Trump added 20 new names, including 3 conservative senators, to list of potential Supreme Court picks to fire up his base

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Reuters President Donald Trump announced 20 new names that he may nominate to the Supreme Court if he's re-elected, in an effort to energize Evangelicals and socially conservative voters. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton were added to the list, though only Cotton expressed interest in the position after the announcement. It's likely that more vacancies will open on the nation's highest court within the next four years, ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Scotus, Colorado, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Cotton, Joe Biden


Here are the conservative lawyers and judges Trump says he may nominate to the Supreme Court if he's re-elected

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Reuters President Donald Trump announced 20 new names that he may nominate to the Supreme Court if he's re-elected, in an effort to energize Evangelicals and socially conservative voters. It's likely that more vacancies will open on the nation's highest court within the next four years, including two liberal justices who are in their 80s. If Trump wins in 2020, he could appoint a sweeping conservative majority in his second term.  Here's a ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Scotus, Colorado, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Arkansas


Lots and lots of government lawyers on Prez Trump's latest SCOTUS (not-so-)short list

As reported via this release from the White House, this afternoon Prez Trump announced the 20 additions to "his Supreme Court List."  There are a number of perhaps predictable names (e.g., Gregory Katsas) and perhaps surprising names (e.g., Daniel Cameron) on the list, but what I noticed was how many were current or former government lawyers.  Though not too many on the list were actually former criminal prosecutors, all but a few worked for departments of justice and/or in attorney general offi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Will Joe Biden, Gorsuch, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Josh Hawley, Gregory Katsas, Biden Trump




Bill Barr’s New Fix: Trump Smeared His Rape Accuser, E. Jean Carroll, in his 'Official Capacity'

Donald Trump has repeatedly called for "opening up" libel laws and eliminating constitutional limits the Supreme Court has imposed on defamation suits brought by public figures, “so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.” But Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, just declared that nobody can sue the president for knowingly lying about them—even someone who says that Trump raped her before he was in office.And Trump and Barr j...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, White House, Russia, New York City, Fbi, United States, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, National Security, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Doj, Carroll, Trump


Wednesday round-up

In the latest addition to the Supreme Court’s coronavirus docket, the justices will have to decide whether to preserve a district court’s order that makes it easier for patients to access medical abortions during the pandemic. The district court blocked the Trump administration from enforcing federal regulations that require patients to make an in-person visit to a medical provider in order to obtain a pill that is used to induce abortions. The administration filed an emergency request asking th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Round-up, Howe, Amy Howe, Melissa Quinn


New ‘Republicans & Independents for Biden’ Group Led by Same Old GOP Gun-Grabbers

Can the intent be any clearer? This is what “Republican” enemies inside the gates like Christine Todd Whitman are trying to bring down on their countrymen. (Joe Biden/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “It’s Time for ‘Republicans and Independents for Biden’,” former New Jersey Governor Rhino Christine Todd Whitman claims in a Thursday Inside Sources opinion piece.; “That’s why today, I invite my fellow Republicans and right-leaning Independents to join me and the nearly 100 other current and...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, Massachusetts, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, New Jersey, Michigan, Resistance, Biden, Donald Trump


POWER PLAYERS: Meet the most powerful people shaping Trump's healthcare agenda

President Donald Trump's healthcare agenda includes lowering prescription drug prices and tackling surprise medical bills. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump is running for a second term as the coronavirus continues to tear into the US healthcare system and its economy.  As he nears Nov. 3, much of the criticism from his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, has been over his handing of the pandemic. Read more: POWER PLAYERS: The 25 people to watch for how Joe Biden and...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Republicans, White House, Hiv, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Kidney, Donald Trump, Teaser



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