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POLL: 58% of American voters think the Senate should not fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court vacancy until after the election

President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the final event of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, August 27, 2020. Carlos Barria/Reuters The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened up a vacancy on the Supreme Court that President Trump said he will fill as quickly as possible.  Insider conduced a national survey with 1,017 respondents following the announcement Friday th...
Tags: Politics, Justice, Supreme Court, Senate, Court, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Ginsburg, South Lawn of the White House, Walt Hickey


Trump says he's given his 'blessing' to a proposed TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart

President Donald Trump speaks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before his departure on campaign travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S., September 19, 2020. Reuters/Yuri Gripas President Donald Trump said Saturday he had approved "in concept" a deal between Oracle and Walmart for TikTok's US operations. The details of the deal remain hazy, but Trump said he believed the deal had addressed his national security concerns. "I have given the deal my blessin...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Walmart, United States, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Reuters, Fayetteville North Carolina


Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

By STAN CHOE | AP Business Writer NEW YORK — President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a US company. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns. The announcement comes just a day after the Commerce Department announced restrictions that if put in place could eventually make it nearly impossible for TikTok fans to use th...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Politics, New York, Texas, Technology, News, Instagram, China, US, Walmart, Sport, Social-media, Soccer, United States, Commerce


President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, “I have given the deal my blessing,” as he left the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday. “I approved the deal in concept,” Trump reportedly said. The spinout of TikTok’s U.S. operations from its parent company Byte...
Tags: TC, Texas, Technology, Instagram, White House, China, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Companies, Software, United States, Telecommunications, Aclu, President


Chuck Schumer: If GOP tries to fill Ginsburg's seat, 'nothing is off the table next year'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) at a press conference in Washington. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images In a Saturday conference call, Chuck Schumer said that "nothing is off the table next year" if Republicans try to rush to fill the open Supreme Court seat, formerly held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Schumer, the minority leader, has generally been cautious about pushing big institutional changes in the past, but his new statement signals a renewed fight for ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Scotus, Republicans, Washington, Senate, Trends, Democrats, Gop, United States, Maine, Alaska, Tennessee, Iowa


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 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...
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


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...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Cdc, US, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, United States, News UK, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Msnbc


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...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Scotus, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Wilmington Delaware


Trump's ban on WeChat leaves many people, especially Chinese Americans, scrambling to find ways to stay in contact with loved ones in China

President Trump's new executive order threatens Chinese app WeChat. Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The US Commerce Department issued an order prohibiting downloads or updates to the Chinese messaging app WeChat starting on Sunday. WeChat will also be rendered unusable to US users, as internet hosting services are disallowed from "enabling the functioning or optimization of the mobile application in the US." For many Americans, particularly Chinese Americans, We...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Facebook, Asia, Politics, Enterprise, California, White House, China, India, US, International, Trends, United States, Shanghai, WeChat


Presidents, lawmakers, and justices react to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in October 2019. Erin Clark for The Boston Globe via Getty Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 on Friday due to complications from cancer. Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the United States' highest court and served for 27 years, becoming a judicial, progressive, feminist, and pop culture icon. Lawmakers from across the aisle praised Ginsburg and her legal legacy. Several Democrats also called for the vacancy s...
Tags: Death, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Trends, Cnn, United States, Jimmy Carter, Mitch McConnell, Abc News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, George W Bush, Bill Cassidy, US supreme court


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


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...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Court, Barack Obama, Trends, United States, Maine, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Abc News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


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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Trump's ban on TikTok is another move in the 'tug-of-war' between the US and China that may send the Oracle deal back to the drawing board, experts say

Reuters The US Commerce Department said on Friday that it would prohibit downloads of TikTok and WeChat beginning September 20. The move comes after Oracle and TikTok announced a proposal for the enterprise tech giant to become TikTok's "trusted technology provider" in the US. But experts say the move to ban TikTok suggests that the involved parties are not happy with the deal. That could send the deal back to the drawing board, some experts say. Trump is said to have been pushing for US ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, White House, China, US, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Beijing, United States, WeChat, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Journal


Vaccine Politicization Was Just One Of Pro-Biden, Ex-Pence Aide’s Final Straws

Former Pence adviser Olivia Troye has said concern over President Donald Trump’s attempts to politicize the COVID-19 vaccine approval process is among the top reasons that she finally resigned from her post in the Trump administration in July. “What I’m really concerned about is if they rush this vaccine and pressure people and get something out because they want to save the election,” Troye told The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser in an interview published early Friday. Troye was a lead staf...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, National Institutes of Health, Pentagon, Vaccine, Don Lemon, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, New Yorker, The New Yorker, Trump, Bush


Trump says Kamala Harris 'can't' be the first woman president because she 'comes in through the backdoor'

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at Central Wisconsin Airport on September 17, 2020 in Mosinee, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump said Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris "can't" become the first woman president because she "comes in through the back door." "This is not what people want and she comes in through the backdoor, this would not be what people want, especially because it’s her," Trump said during a campaign rall...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Wisconsin, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, HARRIS


Trump says Kamala Harris can't be the first woman to be president because she 'comes in through the back door'

President Donald Trump at during a rally at Central Wisconsin Airport on Thursday in Mosinee, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, couldn't become the first woman to be president. "This is not what people want. And she comes in through the back door — this would not be what people want, especially because it's her," Trump said during a campaign rally in Wisconsin. Trump has dug into Joe Bid...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, HARRIS, University of Utah


Trump's push to ban TikTok, explained in 30 seconds

Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The US Commerce Department announced Friday it would ban TikTok and WeChat from app stores on September 20. With the deadline just two days away, TikTok is rushing to put the finishing touches on a deal to assuage the US government's concerns about national-security risks posed by the app's ties to China. Reports indicate the deal will include the creation of a new TikTok entity in which US investors, including Oracle, replace...
Tags: Politics, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Tech, Getty Images, United States, National Security, Donald Trump, Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Commerce Department, JIM WATSON, US Commerce Department, CFIUS


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


This Brexit government’s ignorance is steering us towards disaster | Jonathan Freedland

Clueless about the US, uninterested in Ireland, Boris Johnson and his team are crashing on to rocks they can’t even see There is so much this government doesn’t know. But two particular areas of ignorance exploded into view this week, allowing us to take a long, hard look at the cost they are inflicting on the country. Both are central to the Brexit project that remains this government’s defining mission – but only one of them is surprising.Start with the unexpected ignorance, which is of the US...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Angela Merkel, US, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, United States, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Maine, Northern Ireland, Wisconsin, House Of Cards


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


Study: Private prisons result in more inmates, longer sentences

After adopting strict sentencing laws in the '80s and '90s, many states have turned to for-profit prisons to handle growing prison populations. A new study in Labour Economics found that privately-run prisons correlate with a rise in incarceration rates and sentence lengths. While evidence is mixed, private prisons do not appear to improve recidivism or cost less than state-run facilities. The '80s and '90s witnessed a rash of strict sentencing laws. Voters who lived through the rise of violen...
Tags: Corruption, Florida, Politics, Crime, Minnesota, Prison, Law, Government, Reagan, Pennsylvania, United States, Innovation, Oklahoma, Criminal Justice, Justice System, Labour Economics


US Downloads of TikTok and WeChat to Be Banned on Sunday

The U.S. Commerce Department is moving to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat within the United States from this Sunday (via Reuters). The U.S. Commerce Department plans to issue an order today that will "deplatform" WeChat and TikTok by banning people in the United States from downloading the apps. The order will take effect from Sunday, September 20. U.S. government officials speaking to Reuters said that the ban on downloads of TikTok could still be rescinded before it takes effect late on...
Tags: Google Play, Google Play Store, White House, China, US, Walmart, United States, Commerce, Tencent, WeChat, Starbucks, App Store, Donald Trump, Oracle, Tencent Holdings, Apple App Store


The US is about to ban TikTok. Here's what that means for users.

Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images; Clancy Morgan/Business Insider From September 20, the United States government is banning the wildly popular smartphone app TikTok. The ban comes amid ongoing negotiations between TikTok's parent firm ByteDance to sell the app's US operations. President Trump has accused TikTok of being used to collect data on Americans for the Chinese government. In an order published Friday morning, the US Department of Commerce gave TikTok until September 20 — this Sunday ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Microsoft, White House, China, US, Trends, Policy, United States, WeChat, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Department of Commerce, US Department of Commerce


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 ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Opinion, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Afghanistan, United States, South Africa, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani, Pentagon


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...
Tags: News, White House, America, United States, New York Times, Portland, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Times, Seattle, Justice Department, Trump, Stuart Stevens, Barr, Trump GOP, Ted Wheeler



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