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Let's look at Ginsburg's language: "I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."

That is the form of her dying wish, as told to us by her granddaughter Clara Spera, who is a fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union. It is hearsay, and we don't know for certain that Ruth Bader Ginsburg said those words at all — though of course we assume that the basic idea expressed is something that she did indeed wish. But did she use the verbs "replaced" and "installed"? Is that Spera's paraphrase?The words sound wrong to me, especially "installed." We normally speak of electing a Pre...
Tags: Science Fiction, Law, Senate, Wikipedia, New York City, Earth, Fish, Language, New York Times, Hearsay, Biden, Saints, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hillary, Bernie Sanders

Not all Californians are sold on split roll, affirmative action

While 60 percent of likely California voters say they’ll be voting for Joe Biden this November, they’re not nearly as convinced by split roll or bringing back affirmative action, according to a recent survey by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California. It’s not at all surprising that a solid majority of California voters will be supporting the Democratic nominee for president, or that 94 percent of self-identified Democrats say they’ll be voting for Biden. But the survey does make c...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Editorials, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democratic, Democratic Party, Legislature, PPIC, California Democratic Party, Public Policy Institute of California It, Tom Campbell Anti

Election Violence Could Arrive Long Before November

Matthew Egler appeared unwell. In the hours leading up to July 24, he was emailing Arizona officials, claiming to have an intimate relationship with Ivanka Trump, and stating that he might be the next Republican vice president. Then, shortly after midnight, he allegedly drove to the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in Phoenix, smashed a glass door, and lit a fire that completely destroyed the party’s field office in what might be one of the most hotly contested counties in the upcoming pres...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, America, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Dhs, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, Wyoming, Arizona, Portland, Ohio, Michigan, Republican Party

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

Assange Lawyer Claims Trump Offered ‘Win-Win’ Deal For A Pardon

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told a London court that her client was indirectly offered a “win-win” deal by President Donald Trump that would see him avoid extradition to the U.S. if he revealed the source of a leak of documents from the Democratic Party before the 2016 election. Assange, who didn’t reveal the source of the leak of the Democratic National Committee emails, is fighting efforts by the U.S. to extradite him to face an array of charges related to h...
Tags: London, News, Washington, Iraq, Russia, Ap, Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton, United States, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Donald Trump, Charles Johnson, Trump, Jennifer Robinson

Bill Whitaker & Jon Wertheim Preview ’60 Minutes’ Stories On Philadelphia Mail-In Voting System & LSU’s Ed Orgeron

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Tags: Cbs News, LSU, Pennsylvania, Cbs, Only CBS, Philadelphia, Bill, 60 Minutes, Trump, Democratic Party, Whitaker, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, CBS Evening News, CBS Local, DJ Sixsmith, Jon Wertheim

Trump Officials Stay Silent As Subordinates Rant, Froth At Mouth

There’s no other agency with as much power to respond to COVID-19 as the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s part of what made exiled HHS spokesman Michael Caputo’s litany of wrongdoing so egregious. Not only did he try to assert political control over key weekly reports on the spread of the virus, he also went on an unhinged rant Sunday in which he forecasted a civil war after the November election and said that he was being persecuted by leftist hit squads operating in the CDC. ...
Tags: News, Congress, Cdc, America, Joe Biden, National Security Council, Extremism, Donald Trump, Trump, Department Of Health, Democratic Party, Roger Stone, HHS, John Bolton, Anton, Redfield

Pennsylvania Democrats notch key election-related court wins

Pennsylvania’s highest court gave the Democratic Party a series of victories Thursday in the presidential battleground state, relaxing deadlines on a fledgling mail-in voting law, approving more ballot collection sites and kicking the Green Party’s presidential candidate off the November ballot. The state Supreme Court, which has a 5-2 Democratic majority, granted the Democratic Party’s request to order an extension of Pennsylvania’s Election Day deadline to count mailed-in ballots.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Pennsylvania, Green Party, Democratic Party

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

Lindsey Graham neck-and-neck with Jaime Harrison, Susan Collins 12 points behind challenger in latest poll

The good news keeps pouring in for Democrats looking to retake the Senate this fall.After a poll released earlier Wednesday put Democrat Mark Kelly 10 points over Sen. Martha McSally (R) in Arizona, a Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday gave Sara Gideon a similar edge over Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine.). The poll also showed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tied with his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, mirroring other recent polls that show a tight race in the state.Collins is a moderate s...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Senate, America, Marine, Maine, Arizona, Collins, South Carolina, Mcgrath, Lindsey Graham, Democratic, Democratic Party, Harrison, Quinnipiac University

Knocked off the doorsteps by the coronavirus, Democrats craft new plans to reach voters

The Democratic Party's grassroots campaign renaissance is facing an existential challenge ahead of the November election, with the sharpest tool in organizers' kits -- face-to-face meetings at potential voters' doorsteps -- blunted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Cnn, Democratic Party

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

‘Democrat Voters Against Joe Biden’ Group Has Trump Fanatics, a Psychic, but No Actual Dems

A new advocacy group ostensibly comprised of Democrats opposed to the election of Joe Biden appears to have the backing of few, if any, actual Democrats. Those involved, however, do include a Republican operative whose group illicitly funneled millions into political contests, a longtime Trump fan whose son works for the president’s campaign, and a self-described celebrity psychic who’s taught best practices for exorcisms. Democrat Voters Against Joe Biden is a project of an existing nonprofit a...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, White House, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Tracy, Jeb Bush, John Mccain, Republican, Biden, Koch Brothers, Republican National Committee, Scottsdale, Trump

"fine. biden. but this is bullshit."

  I've said it before and I'll say it again: Donald Trump is the single greatest gift the Democratic Party could ever hope to receive. The Democrats have finally achieved their most sought-after position: every thinking person must now vote Democrat, no matter what. They can now run whoever they want with whatever consequences that will have, because the alternative is an existential threat to the country itself. Both parties, of course, have always been an existential threat to other countries...
Tags: Travel, Asia, White House, US, Dnc, Joe Biden, History, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, US politics, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Ohio, John Kerry, Biden

Wait, Lindsey Graham wants someone to release tax returns?

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, facing a surprisingly serious challenge from former state Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison this fall, has latched on to an, um, interesting issue to bash Harrison: tax returns.
Tags: Cnn, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Democratic Party, Harrison, Sen Lindsey Graham, Jaime Harrison

"I fear that former vice president Joe Biden would be a figurehead president, incapable of focus or leadership, who would run a teleprompter presidency..."

"... with the words drafted by his party’s hard-left ideologues. I fear that a Congress with Democrats controlling both houses — almost certainly ensured by a Biden victory in November — would begin an assault on the institutions of government that preserve the nation’s small 'd' democracy. That could include the abolition of the filibuster, creating an executive-legislative monolith of unlimited political power; an increase in the number of Supreme Court seats to ensure a liberal supermajority;...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Danielle Pletka, Critical Race Theory, Manhattan San Francisco, Green New Deal

End "qualified immunity" for police (and the TSA)

["Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Lauderdale County Courthouse, Meridian, MS)] In early March, shortly before returning home to San Francisco where I've been "sheltering in place", I took a week-long road trip along portions of the Civil Rights Trail from New Orleans through and Mississippi to Memphis. This was largely terra incognita for me. My family lived near Houston -- then as now the largest city (and with the largest African-American population) in the South -- fr...
Tags: Travel, New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, America, San Francisco, Nasa, Mit, Selma, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, New Orleans

DeVos vows to require standardized tests again: 4 questions answered

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Sept. 3 that the government intended to enforce federal rules that require all states to administer standardized tests at K-12 public schools during the 2020-2021 school year. Nicholas Tampio, a Fordham University political scientist who researches education policy, puts this declaration into context. 1\. What did DeVos say?Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, U.S. public school students have had to take federally mandated standa...
Tags: News, Congress, US, Joe Biden, Arizona, Biden, Democratic Party, Martin, Center for American Progress, College Board, DeVos, Fordham University, Betsy DeVos, Carmel Martin, Obama Education Department, Nicholas Tampio

Primary could shape future of Delaware's Democratic party

Voters have a unique opportunity in Tuesday’s primary elections to upset the political status quo and change the trajectory of the Democratic Party in solid-blue Delaware. Many of this year’s challengers have been inspired by the growing progressive movement within the Democratic Party nationally and are taking on incumbents who have served for decades in the legislature. For some observers, the intraparty challenges are indicative of the diversity and changing demographics within the Democrat...
Tags: News, Delaware, General Assembly, Democratic Party

Chris Ware's "Last Days"cover for The New Yorker

The New Yorker's cover editor Françoise Mouly interviewed cartoonist Chris Ware about his cover for the Sep 21 issue. You've titled this "Last Days," and at some point you considered a slight variation, "Last Days. . . ." What did you want to evoke with the title?I mean, first of all, it's September, and the weirdest summer ever is almost over. My original title, "Democratic Party," I rejected as too ambiguous and unintentionally pejorative. Besides, those of us who remember eighth-grade soci...
Tags: Post, Illustration, New Yorker, Democratic Party, Chris Ware, Françoise Mouly

Andrew Gillum Comes Out: “I Don’t Identify As Gay. I Identify As Bisexual”

Andrew Gillum has come out of the closet as bisexual. Gillum’s highly anticipated interview with Tamron Hall finally aired Monday (Sep. 14), and during the sit-down, the former Florida gubernatorial candidate revealed that he doesn’t “identify as gay,” but does “identify as bisexual.” Andrew Gillum to @tamronhall: “I don’t identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual.” (Clip sent to me by a follower) — Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) September 14, 20...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Interviews, Barack Obama, Tamron Hall, Jazz, Miami, Donald Trump, Bisexual, Hall, Democratic Party, Don, Miami Beach, Tallahassee, Ron DeSantis

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

Pence will no longer appear at a fundraiser hosted by a couple that publicly supported QAnon

US Vice President Mike Pence attends the 19th September 11 commemoration ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, September 11, 2020. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence will no longer attend a fundraiser hosted by a couple who has publicly supported the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, The Associated Press reported. The president's campaign for re-election confirmed Saturday to the Associated Press that Pence's schedule had been changed...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Montana, Washington, Cbs News, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Ap, House, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence

Kamala Harris is living proof of the American Dream she now derides

Speaking just days after the August 23 police shooting of Jacob Blake, Democratic nominee for vice president, California Sen. Kamala Harris, delivered a message to the American people that was the exact opposite of the call for unity and healing it needed. “The reality is that the life of a Black person in America has never been treated as fully human,” she claimed while standing in front of the American flag. Harris displayed a great deal of anguish over Blake’s shooting, calling it “an ordeal ...
Tags: Instagram, California, Opinion, India, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Jamaica, Berkeley, American Dream, Stanford University, Kamala Harris, Maya, Northwestern University

Unless Biden Wins Big, ‘Violence in Streets’ Possible, Says WaPo Op-Ed

Seattle and Portland are the scenes of continued protests, some violent. Here's how it appeared in Seattle back on June 1. (Screen snip, YouTube, KING nEWS) U.S.A. –-( Writing recently in the Washington Post, Prof. Rosa Brooks at Georgetown University Law Center said a brainstorming session by “The Transition Integrity Project” conjured some “likely” scenarios about the outcome of the November election and concluded “With the exception of the ‘big Biden win’ scenario, each of ou...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, Wikipedia, US, America, Joe Biden, Fox, United States, House, Portland, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Republic, Biden, Seattle, Msnbc

Staring down the known unknowns. Trump v Biden 2020

On the face of it, the social media performances of Donald Trump and Joe Biden point to a US 2020 presidential election victory for the incumbent president. As I argued during the 2016 election, social media allows us to observe millions of people interacting with the candidates, beyond the confines of traditional polling of a thousand or so individuals. As we know, polling was spectacularly wrong about Trump in 2016, and social media trends closer to the truth. And if we look at social media da...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, London, China, US, America, Barack Obama, Social Media, Seo, Joe Biden, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Thought Leadership

Haim Saban to Hold $500,000-per-Person Fundraiser for Joe Biden

Haim Saban, the media billionaire who is a fixture in Democratic Party fundraising, is organizing a $500,000-per-person fundraiser for Joe Biden next Monday. Saban has long said he is “a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel.” In a statement supporting Biden, Saban said the former vice president will “ensure that the strong, bipartisan alliance […]
Tags: Israel, Joe Biden, Saban, Haim Saban, Democratic Party, Biden Saban

Rudy Has Been Playing Footsie With Sanctioned ‘Active Russian Agent’ For Months

The Ukrainian MP sanctioned by the Treasury today for interfering in the 2020 election has had a long streak of cooperation with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and has been peddling information to the GOP for years. Andrii Derkach met with Rudy Giuliani at least twice during period of time in which the Treasury says Derkach was waging “a covert influence campaign centered on cultivating false and unsubstantiated narratives concerning U.S. officials in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election.” ...
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