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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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Schumer Unleashes Unflattering Monikers On Trump And McConnell Amid COVID Relief Stalemate

A group of congressional Democrats flanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at her usual Thursday press conference, with freshmen and party leaders alike laying out the grim realities of a country plagued by COVID-19. Of the group, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) came out the most aggressive. On President Donald Trump, Schumer said: “What a despicable man, how low can you go?” And referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): “The keeper of the graveyard.” (Though i...
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Finding a silver lining in new report on Prez Trump's disappointing nominees to US Sentencing Commission

The Marshall Project has this new mostly depressing article about the troubling slate of US Sentencing Commission nominees announced by Prez Trump last month (basics here).  Even the headline of the piece, "Before Election, Trump Tries To Stack Prison-Sentencing Agency With Right Wing Allies," is telling and depressing since the US Sentencing Commission should be a whole lot more than a "Prison-Sentencing Agency" even though this is a disconcertingly fitting descriptor.  In any event, ever eager...
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McGrath tries to turn McConnell's seniority into liability

Democrat Amy McGrath tried to turn Mitch McConnell’s Senate seniority into a liability Wednesday, accusing the Republican leader of helping to create an “inept mess” as Congress struggles to break an impasse on more coronavirus aid in a hyper-partisan environment. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by two Louisville professional groups, McGrath later acknowledged that McConnell’s long Senate career looms as her biggest challenge in trying to unseat him in the November election. McConnell, who ...
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Mitch McConnell Needs Six More Years In The Senate

Mitch McConnell Needs Six More Years In The Senate, iStock-884184136 Kentucky – -(AmmoLand.com)- With all the focus on the Presidential election, Second Amendment supporters should also be working to re-elect the one person who is responsible for making Donald Trump’s first term a major success in terms of protecting the Second Amendment. That person is Mitch McConnell. McConnell, the senior Senator from Kentucky, has long been a supporter of our Second Amendment rights. In addition, he led t...
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Sanders and Schumer Call For Hearings To Combat Election Conspiracy Theories

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)  and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are calling for a bipartisan committee focused on election integrity to win back the confidence of Americans in the electoral process, which President Donald Trump has tactically sought to tarnish. “Despite the clear security of our vote-by-mail system, some have continued to undermine it with unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud,” the senators wrote in a letter addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) t...
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Sanders and Schumer call on McConnell to hold hearings to fight election conspiracy theories

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York are calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to create a new bipartisan committee focused on election integrity and schedule hearings to reassure Americans over a process President Donald Trump has repeatedly sought to undermine.
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Sanders and Schumer call on McConnell to fight election conspiracy theories

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York are calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to create a new bipartisan committee focused on election integrity and schedule hearings to reassure Americans over a process President Donald Trump has repeatedly sought to undermine.
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Free speech, Meriwether, and Menkel-Meadow

Two cases of administrative punishment for the use of language in the classroom have been in the news.  One involves a professor’s insistence on treating a transgender student worse than others.  The other involves a professor who spoke the N word in a law school class about hate speech.  The free speech claim is silly in the first of these cases, quite strong in the second. Prof. Nicholas Meriwether of Shawnee State University, Ohio, refused to address a transgender student by the...
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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 ...
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Trump blames California — again — for fires, blames Democrats for protests and street violence

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump reiterated Tuesday that California is responsible for its raging fires. He said in the course of a wide-ranging 47-minute telephone interview on Fox & Friends that there are forests throughout the world, some abutting cities, with even more “explosive” trees than California’s dead trees, “but no fires.” The president has said in the past that California should do a better job sweeping leaves off forest floors as a fire-prevention strategy. He then broached Th...
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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...
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Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

By MATTHEW LEE | AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON — Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to further ease the Jewish state’s relative isolation in the Middle East and find common ground with nations that share its wariness of Iran. Trump announced the agreement on Friday, following a three-way phone call he had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’...
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Trump touts secret new weapon: ‘What we have is incredible’

By ROBERT BURNS | AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expanding his arsenal of spectacular, but hard to explain, claims about U.S. military might. First, there were invisible airplanes. Then, a “super duper” missile. And now, a secret nuclear weapon. “I have built a nuclear, a weapon, I have built a weapon system that nobody’s ever had in this country before,” Trump said in an interview with journalist Bob Woodward for his book published this week. “We have stuff t...
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AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine hit a snag

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Hope you all had good four-day work weeks! I can feel the fall air trying to make its way into Brooklyn, but here's hoping we can hold onto summer temperatures a little longer. On the 19th anniversary of September 11th, I'm reflecting on spending the first few months of ...
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McConnell clashes with McGrath over 9/11 comments

On the eve of the anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on American soil, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath battled over an ad reviving her reference to the tragedy. The exchange was sparked by the latest ad from McConnell's campaign in the Kentucky Senate race, criticizing McGrath for comments nearly three years ago comparing the feeling of seeing President Donald Trump elected in 2016 to how she felt on Sept. 11, 2001. McGrath respon...
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Biden says Trump has 'no conception' of national security

• Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers all targeting 2020 race, Microsoft says • How McConnell is maneuvering to keep the Senate in GOP hands • The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2020
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GOP’s Skinny COVID Relief Bill Fails, Another Indicator Of Bleak Outlook For Economic Help

As predicted, Senate Republicans’ “skinny” COVID-19 relief package fell Thursday along party lines.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the one defection, a move he previewed, announcing his objection to government spending. In that small way, it was a win for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who successfully wrangled a splintered caucus into line to stand behind the legislation.  Democratic leadership was vocal about their opposition to the legislation, which they view as pathetical...
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Senate Republicans Cast Doubt on COVID Relief Bill’s Prospects, Prompting White House to Consider More Executive Orders

Senate Republicans cast doubt on Wednesday over the prospect of passing a bipartisan coronavirus relief package ahead of the November election, suggesting they would instead aim to pass legislation to avoid a federal shutdown. While Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., K.Y.) said he was “optimistic” that the GOP’s $500 billion skinny COVID-19 package would garner solid support from Republicans in a test vote on Thursday, Democrats have called the bill insufficient, furthering months of po...
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How McConnell is maneuvering to keep the Senate in GOP hands -- and navigating Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was on a mission. It was late February, and two vulnerable Republican senators facing voters this fall were pushing a bill that had generated opposition from conservatives but was important to their states -- and their own reelections.
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How McConnell is maneuvering to keep the Senate in GOP hands

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was on a mission. It was late February, and two vulnerable Republican senators facing voters this fall were pushing a bill that had generated opposition from conservatives but was important to their states -- and their own reelections.
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Democrats slam the GOP's 'emaciated' $500 billion stimulus plan that would cut unemployment benefits and leave out rental assistance and state aid

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are negotiating the terms of the next coronavirus stimulus with Republicans and the White House. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democrats are tearing into the GOP's $500 billion stimulus plan, saying its "emaciated" since it leaves out a host of economic relief measures. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized the plan for omitting aid to states, as well as rental assistance for evicted people. "The crisis and the pain of the American people ...
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What's inside the $500 billion 'skinny' stimulus bill

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,The late-stage coronavirus vaccine race hit a snag last night. Stat News reported that AstraZeneca put its trial on hold after there was a suspected serious side effect in one of the trial participants. It's a standard chain of events in a clinical trial, but with the wh...
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Republican senators propose bill that erodes Safe Harbour protections for online platforms

Three Republican members of the US Senate have introduced a new bill that proposes major changes to the country’s law that protects digital platforms from bearing liability for content posted by their users. The proposed Online Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act would take away protections from liability, that is, Safe Harbour, which is currently given to intermediaries under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The new bill removed the companies’ right to remove “otherwise objectiona...
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Officials to watch coronavirus cases closely after Labor Day weekend

Following a record-shattering heat wave over Labor Day weekend that sent wave upon wave of beachgoers to the coastline, Los Angeles County Public Health officials were not sure on Tuesday, Sept. 8, of the overall effect the weekend’s activity had on efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Officials said Tuesday the 439 new cases and seven additional deaths associated with the coronavirus were a reflection of both a lag in reporting and less testing availability over the holiday, but...
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McConnell proposes ‘targeted’ coronavirus aid, Dems say it’s not enough

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate would vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats’ insistence for more sweeping aid. The Kentucky Republican released the approximately $500 billion measure as senators returned to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, as hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill — or much else. ...
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McConnell proposes virus aid, Dems say not enough

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate would vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats' insistence for more sweeping aid. (Sept. 8)
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Democrat McGrath assails McConnell's leadership on virus

Democratic candidate Amy McGrath laid the mounting toll of coronavirus cases in the U.S. at the feet of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday while declaring that the country needs people in power who “take responsibility again." During a campaign event in Georgetown, Kentucky, the retired Marine pilot who is trying to block a seventh term for McConnell zeroed in on the senator's response to the ongoing health crisis, calling it a “dereliction of duty." McGrath said an i...
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McConnell says Senate will vote on slimmed-down COVID bill this week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the bill would focus on health care, education and economic issues.
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