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Biden Decries ‘Rushed And Unprecedented’ Barrett Confirmation

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden late on Monday tore into Senate Republicans for the “rushed and unprecedented” confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court amid the election, condemning its potentially damaging blow to the Affordable Care Act just days after the election. “The rushed and unprecedented confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as Associate Justice to the Supreme Court, in the middle of an ongoing election, should be a stark reminder to every American that your vote...
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Barrett confirmed as 115th justice

The Senate on Monday night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the fifth woman to serve on the court. The 48-year-old Barrett fills the seat previously held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18 of complications from pancreatic cancer. The 52-48 vote capped a meteoric rise for Barrett, who spent almost all of her career as a law professor who was well regarded but little known outside academic circles. And for conservatives, the vot...
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Senate votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election...
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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed as the latest Supreme Court Justice, following a swift and controversial move by Republicans to swear her in ahead of the 2020 election. The confirmation breaks precedent from 2016 when Republicans delayed President Obama’s choice for a new Supreme Court Justice for several months. Barrett’s confirmation comes less […]
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Obama on the Struggle to Reform Healthcare in America

Barack Obama’s forthcoming memoir, A Promised Land, is coming out next month. The New Yorker is running an excerpt of the book, an account of his administration’s struggle to get the Affordable Care Act through Congress. As time went on, though, it became hard to ignore some of the more troubling impulses driving the movement. As had been true at Palin rallies, reporters at Tea Party events caught attendees comparing me to animals or Hitler. Signs turned up showing me dressed like an African ...
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Obama reveals birther conspiracy left him wondering if he could still 'connect' with voters

Barack Obama has described how relentless personal attacks during his presidency, such as the "birther" conspiracy spread by Donald Trump, made him wonder if he could still "connect" with voters. In an extract from his new memoir, the former US president recalled the impact of the populist Tea Party movement on the country and revealed he resisted calls from his supporters to define the attacks as racist. The "birther" conspiracy was a claim that Mr Obama was a Muslim who was born in Kenya, and ...
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Oil industry will be out of favor but not under assault if Joe Biden wins, a top Wall Street energy analyst says

The final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. Brendan Smialowski and Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images The oil industry will be out of favor, but not under attack, if Democrat nominee Joe Biden wins the presidential election, a renowned oil analyst said."With a Biden administration, I don't think it's a wholesale assault on the fossil fuel industry," Helima Croft, head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets, told Business Insider in an...
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Barack Obama recalls dealing with a global pandemic, facing racist comments in first memoir excerpt

In the first excerpt released from his upcoming memoir, "A Promised Land," Obama shared recollections from his early days in the White House.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump and Biden are both betting on the suburbs to win the 2020 election, but only one of them understands what that means

Biden and Trump both want to lock down the suburban vote, but it turns out suburbia is ill-defined. Getty Donald Trump and Joe Biden are both trying to secure the suburban vote ahead of the presidential election, with Trump specifically appealing to an exclusionary, antiquated view of suburbia. Suburbia is a key battleground in the election, distinct from liberal-leaning cities and conservative-leaning rural areas. However suburbia is ill-defined and still lacks a federal definition, makin...
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Obama describes arduous push to pass health care in first excerpt of book

Former President Barack Obama detailed the early challenges on the path to passing his historic health care legislation in an excerpt of his forthcoming memoir published in The New Yorker Monday.
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Obama describes arduous push to pass health care in first excerpt of forthcoming book

Former President Barack Obama detailed the early challenges on the path to passing his historic health care legislation in an excerpt of his forthcoming memoir published in The New Yorker Monday.
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A new memoir from Barack Obama describes how he developed a pandemic playbook for the US, which Trump went on to ignore

Former U.S. President Barack Obama puts on a "Vote" mask after speaking at a rally for Joe Biden in Miami, Florida, October 24, 2020. Marco Bello/Reuters Former President Barack Obama has written about how his administration developed a pandemic response strategy, in a memoir excerpt published by The New Yorker. In 2009 he pulled together an inter-agency team in response to the H1N1 swine flu that killed 12,469 Americans, he recalled.  The approach to communication, preparedness and distri...
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POLITICO Playbook: The first Obama book excerpt - POLITICO

And the Senate is poised to confirm Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court.
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Obama gives us one of the best reasons to dump Trump

Dean Obeidallah writes that while Americans have many reasons to vote Donald Trump out of office, former President Barack Obama came up with another compelling argument to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: It won't be so exhausting.
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Opinion: Obama gives us one of the best reasons to dump Trump

There are just so many reasons why millions want to defeat Donald Trump this election. And now former President Barack Obama, who was back on the campaign trail last week in support of his former Vice President Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, has served up one more.
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Obama gives best reason to dump Trump

There are just so many reasons why millions want to defeat Donald Trump this election. And now former President Barack Obama, who was back on the campaign trail last week in support of his former Vice President Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, has served up one more.
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Senate GOPers Vote To Advance Trump SCOTUS Pick’s Final Confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election. The vote was 51-48. Barrett’s confirmation on Monday was hardly in doubt, with majority Republicans mostly united in support behind President Donald Trump’s pick. But Democrats were poised to keep the Senate in session into the night in attempts to stall, arguing that the N...
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Snippy over Trump-Biden, California voters unload in hair salons, barbershops

Barbershops and beauty salons have always been about more than the shave and a haircut, or the mani-pedi. They’ve often been a refuge from the stresses and divisions of the outside world, a place to settle into a swivel chair and exhale. After all, you can’t really doom-scroll during a French manicure. But just as California salons are finally reopening after a punishing pandemic lockdown, the race between President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden is coming down to its final week — and...
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Harry Reid says that Biden should spend 'no more than three weeks' testing Republican cooperation before eliminating the Senate filibuster

Former Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) in his Las Vegas office. AP Photo/John Locher Former Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said that if Joe Biden captures the White House and Democrats win control of the Senate, then the former vice president should spend "no more than three weeks" testing the waters for bipartisanship before eliminating the filibuster, according to the Associated Press. Reid, a 30-year veteran of the Senate and for Majority Leader, said that Democrats will have big pieces of legisl...
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Trump denies the coronavirus surge as Biden and Obama condemn his approach

President Donald Trump continued to deny the nation's deepening Covid-19 crisis as he crisscrossed the country this weekend, once again advancing the false claim that coronavirus infections are rising because the US has increased testing, as he and Joe Biden clashed over their approaches to Covid-19.
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Analysis: Trump denies the coronavirus surge as Biden and Obama condemn his approach

President Donald Trump continued to deny the nation's deepening Covid-19 crisis as he crisscrossed the country this weekend, even as the virus spread among top administration and campaign advisers.
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Obama in Florida: Trump's tough guy schtick is a fraud

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday laced into President Donald Trump, describing his successor as a thin-skinned bully whose true weakness was revealed when he walked off the set of a high profile interview this week after being faced with a few probing questions.
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Obama stumps for Biden in Miami as both campaigns make final push for Florida

Barack Obama made a surprise stop at a drive-in rally in Miami Saturday as both the Biden and Trump campaigns make a final push for Florida.
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Limerick-Off Award (455)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to KONRAD SCHWOERKE, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for this funny limerick: While shopping for clothes, be astute. It’s for work, so not overly cute. Geez, that jacket’s a sack! Please don’t pick off the rack— All you’ll find is some low-hanging suit. Congratulations to TIM JAMES, who wins the Special NEIGHBOR-Themed Limerick Award for this funny l...
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Obama campaigns for Biden in Florida as Trump heads to battleground Ohio – as it happened

As election day nears, what dirty tricks could Trump turn to?California ‘shattering prior returns’ with 6m ballots castUS election polls tracker: who is leading in the swing states?Sign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 11.03pm BST It’s been a lively day on the election trail. We’re closing this blog now but will be back with all the developments in US political news, as it happens, tomorrow.Here are the main events of the day: 10.53pm BST Democratic vice-president...
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Republicans crash Florida early vote, eating into Democrats’ lead

Dueling appearances from President Trump and former President Obama kicked off statewide early voting in Florida.
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As Covid-19 surges, Trump tries to distract with oil

• Live updates: Obama says Trump 'isn't going to suddenly protect all of us' • Road to 270: This will be key to winning Florida
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Obama: This basic question was 'too tough' for Trump

Former President Barack Obama took aim at President Donald Trump and his response to the coronavirus pandemic during a campaign event for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Miami. CNN's Arlette Saenz reports.
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Obama To Floridians: Even ‘Florida Man’ Wouldn’t Behave Like Trump Does

"It won't be so exhausting, just having a normal president," former President Barack Obama told a Florida crowd.
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