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As the U.S. hits 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, Trump tells an Ohio rally the coronavirus 'affects virtually nobody'

The U.S. passed yet another "grim milestone" in its COVID-19 pandemic Monday night, Reuters notes, with at least 200,000 Americans dead from the new coronavirus and an average of nearly 1,000 more dying each day. As "the country blew past estimate after estimate" of COVID-19 deaths, Politico's pandemic newsletter said Monday night, "the term 'grim milestone' in headlines became so routine that we banned it."COVID-19 deaths are rising again in the U.S. after a four-week decline, with ...
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Top Republicans appear to give Trump just enough support to confirm a replacement for Justice Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Associated Press Republican Sens. Charles E. Grassley and Cory Gardner have reversed course and say they will confirm a Supreme Court nominee during an election year. President Donald Trump has yet to pick a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but a short-list of potential nominees was released.  In 2016, both Grassley and Gardner refused to confirm a nominee because it was a presidential election year.  Visit Busin...
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Chelsea Clinton talks strong women, Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of Pasadena virtual book event

For Chelsea Clinton, the inspiration for her “She Persisted” series of children’s books about strong women is both political and personal, she said Monday during a call from her home in New York City. The “She Persisted” brand, of course, arose from the political moment when Sen. Elizabeth Warren, while reading a letter from Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor, ignored pressure to stop. This prompted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to complain, “Nevertheless, she persisted,” and in doi...
Tags: Books, Supreme Court, California, Senate, White House, New York City, Sport, Nasa, Things To Do, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Malala Yousafzai, Pasadena, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


What Is the McConnell Rule?

There are only so many ways to defend behaviors alleged to violate a political or constitutional norm. You can, for instance, argue that the other side’s wrongdoing justifies or excuses an otherwise impermissible response.   You can argue that extraordinary circumstances or considerations warrant a temporary departure from the norm.   Or you can argue that your behavior does not in fact violate the norm, once the behavior or the norm is properly (re)described.   Over the past few days,...
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Opinion: Mitch McConnell is going to turn me into a socialist

The full political impact of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday and Donald Trump's rush to fill her Supreme Court seat has yet to emerge. But if you don't think these events have the potential to energize Democrats to possibly record election turnouts in November, you probably haven't seen what's going in the Democratic base.
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GOP begins to fall in line for quick confirmation vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving closer to locking down enough support to pave the way for confirmation of a new Supreme Court nominee in the midst of a hugely consequential election year, ratcheting up calls for a quick vote that could fundamentally alter the court in a sharply more conservative direction for decades to come.
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Mitch McConnell is going to turn me into a socialist

Issac Bailey, who has voted for Republicans in the past, writes that he is now prepared to politically do whatever is necessary to save this nation's fast-fading democracy if Senate Republicans move forward with quickly replacing the recently-deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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McConnell: Senate could confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg's court replacement before election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate has more than enough time to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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See McConnell's promise about RBG replacement

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell makes the case for the Senate voting on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, six weeks before the presidential election, despite blocking Obama's nominee in March of 2016 because it was too close to the election.
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McConnell: 'Senate has more than sufficient time to process a nomination' for Supreme Court

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday reiterated his vow to hold a vote on a Supreme Court nominee once one is named by President Donald Trump and argued there is ample time for the Senate to take up a nomination even with Election Day not far away.
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Liberal Calls For Court Packing Gain Steam, And Mitch McConnell Couldn’t Be Happier

Some men just want to see the world burn. Try not to give them matches.
Tags: Law, Government, Courts, Mitch McConnell, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Federal Judiciary, Court Packing, Liberal Calls For Court


Only 52% of conservatives think Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat should be filled before the election, according to a new Insider poll

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Alex Wong/Getty Images Only 52% of self-identified conservatives say they're in favor of a Supreme Court nominee getting a vote before Election Day, according to a new Insider SurveyMonkey audience poll. The poll found a strong but limited desire to get a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirmed ahead of the election, with 73% of "very conservative" respondents wanting a pick "as soon as possible." Meanwhile, 13% of moderate conservatives ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Congressional, Ginsburg, McConnell, Antonia Scalia, 2020 Election


Why Trump reportedly prefers to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court over Barbara Lagoa

President Trump on Monday said he'll probably announce his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday, and word is he's leaning toward the speculative favorite, appellate court judge Amy Coney Barrett, Bloomberg reports.Barrett, whom Trump reportedly met with Monday, is well-regarded in conservative circles, Bloomberg notes, and, because she hails from the Midwest, there's reportedly a sense that her selection could help sway swing voters in Rust Belt and Great Lakes states. Trump also alread...
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Judicial Crisis Network Seeks To Bolster Vulnerable GOP Senators With SCOTUS Ad Buy

The Judicial Crisis Network announced Monday that it will spend $2.2 million on an ad campaign in support of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) attempts to ram her confirmation through the Senate. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, stoking Democratic panic and leaving an open seat less than two months before Election Day. According to a release, the ads will run in Colorado, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Utah a...
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Sen. Kelly Loeffler stages historically dubious re-enactment to claim she's 'more conservative than Attila the Hun'

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) is willing to reimagine history to prove how conservative she is.Loeffler is trying to fend off both Democrats and Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) to protect her relatively new seat, and rolled out a campaign ad Monday trying to prove she's the real conservative in the race. Playing off the idea that she's "more conservative than Attila the Hun," Loeffler's ad features a grunting Attila and a "liberal scribe" who translates for him: "Fight China" and "attack big...
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Republican group targets ‘hypocrite’ Mitch McConnell for turnabout on Supreme Court nominations during election season

‘GOP senator, thy name is hypocrite’
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Healthcare stocks plunge amid broad market rout as Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death creates uncertainty around Obamacare

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Healthcare stocks tanked on Monday after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg threw the future of the Affordable Care Act into jeopardy.The Trump administration's challenge to the ACA is set to reach the Supreme Court on November 10. Trump and Senate Republicans are rushing to fill Ginsburg's seat; a strengthened conservative majority would make the court far more likely to reverse the law.Sector giants including Johnson & Johnson, UnitedHealth Grou...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obamacare, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, Mitch McConnell, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Goldman, Dow Jones, Trump, Jpmorgan, Amgen


Could Supreme Court Fight Elevate Sen. Kamala Harris’ Profile?

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Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Senate, Virginia, California News, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Biden, North Carolina, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kamala Harris, Trump


McConnell unexpectedly rejects Democrats' funding bill, leaving U.S. on the verge of government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rejected the government funding resolution House Democrats introduced Monday, leaving the U.S. government on the verge of a shutdown.The current government funding package only lasts another nine days, so on Monday, Democrats released a draft resolution that would extend in through Dec. 11. But McConnell alleged the Democrats' proposal "shamefully leaves out key relief and support" for farmers via Commodity Credit Corp. funding — though CNN repo...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Cnn, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Calif, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Bob Woodward, Phil Mattingly, Commodity Credit Corp


House Democrats unveil a stopgap spending bill that Republicans oppose, raising the risk of a government shutdown in 9 days

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Democrats unveiled a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past Oct. 1. It omits both farm aid — a Republican priority — but it also excludes food assistance for children during the pandemic, a measure Democrats sought. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposed the plan, raising the risks of a government shutdown. The plan aims to keep the government funded until Dec. 11, when Congress would have to pass another spending bill. V...
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House Democrats unveil a stopgap spending bill that Republicans oppose, raising the risks of a government shutdown at the end of September

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Democrats unveiled a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past Oct. 1. It omits both farm aid — a Republican priority — but it also excludes food assistance for children during the pandemic, a measure Democrats sought. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposed the plan, raising the risks of a government shutdown. The plan aims to keep the government funded until Dec. 11, when Congress would have to pass another spending bill. V...
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Look at all these GOP hypocrites

Democrats voted against a paired-down coronavirus stimulus bill put forth this week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Check out this Washington Post video mashup of Senate Republicans cynically reversing their stance on Supreme Court nominations in an election year. Back in 2016, when a vacancy opened in February, Republicans argued they couldn't fill the seat until a new president was elected. Now they're saying the opposite because...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Arkansas, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Ginsberg, Democratic


'Remarkable' new data shows decline in on-time mail delivery after DeJoy took over as postmaster general

New data obtained by The Guardian provides a more specific look at how the changes implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy affected the U.S. Postal Service's on-time first-class mail delivery rate after he took over the role in June.In what North Carolina A&T history professor and former postal worker Philip Rubio described as a "remarkable graphic illustration," The Guardian shows that rates plummeted not long after DeJoy stepped in. The USPS was delivering first-class mail on time ab...
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Trump Warns GOP Senators Who Oppose Him On SCOTUS Will Pay A Steep Political Price

President Donald Trump predicted on Monday morning that Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), who is up for reelection this year, and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will be hurt politically by their pledge to hold off on approving a new Supreme Court justice before Election Day. “I think Susan Collins is very badly hurt by her statement yesterday, and I think Murkowski is very badly hurt,” Trump said during a phone interview on “Fox and Friends.” The President told the Fox News hosts that Murkowski’s decision w...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Fox, Gop, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump, Ginsburg, Lisa Murkowski, Murkowski


Trump on Supreme Court vacancy: 'When you have the votes, you can sort of do what you want'

The president on Monday defended the Republican plan to bring his pick to replace the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg to a vote so close to an election when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to do the same in 2016.
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As Democrats balk, Trump to make Supreme Court pick by Saturday

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just days before the first presidential election debate. Trump told “Fox & Friends” that he had a list of five finalists, “probably four,” and that he is pushing for a confirmation vote before Election Day. Democrats have howled in protest, pointing to...
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Democrat Steve Bullock takes on GOP. Sen Steve Daines in Montana

Sen. Steve Daines Susan Walsh/AP Images Democratic Governor Steve Bullock is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Steve Daines in a highly competitive race in Montana. Montana has been reliably Republican at the presidential level, but has elected several Democrats statewide, including Bullock, in recent years. Bullock's strong electoral track record in the state and his impressive fundraising thus far makes him a highly formidable candidate against Daines.  Visit Business Insider's homep...
Tags: Politics, Montana, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


'Maybe she did and maybe she didn't: Trump implies RBG's dying wish to her granddaughter that she wanted her SCOTUS seat filled after the election was made up by Democrats

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina, September 19, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump on Monday suggested that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's reported dying wish was invented by Democrats in Congress.  Ginsburg reportedly told her granddaughter that her "fervent wish" was that her Supreme Court seat remain vacant until after "a new president is installed." "I don't know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff and Sch...
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'Maybe she did and maybe she didn't: Trump claims RBG's dying wish to her granddaughter that her SCOTUS seat be filled after the election was made up by Democrats

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Saturday. Tom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump on Monday suggested that congressional Democrats invented reports of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish. Ginsburg reportedly told her granddaughter that her "fervent wish" was that her Supreme Court seat remain vacant "until a new president is installed." "I don't know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff and Schumer and Pelosi? ...
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'Maybe she did and maybe she didn't: Trump claims RBG's dying wish to her granddaughter that she wanted her SCOTUS seat filled after the election was made up by Democrats

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina, September 19, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump on Monday suggested that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's reported dying wish was invented by Democrats in Congress.  Ginsburg reportedly told her granddaughter that her "fervent wish" was that her Supreme Court seat remain vacant until after "a new president is installed." "I don't know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff and Sch...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, United States, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Npr, Republican, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg