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PoliticoSep 27, 2020
Senate Dems ready tactics to muck up Supreme Court confirmation
Here's how Democrats can make life hard for Mitch McConnell.

With Nominee Set, Senate Republicans Plot Swift Supreme Court Confirmation (New York Times Politics)

The Daily BeastSep 27, 2020
When Democratic Senators Sided With American Nazis to Stop Hollywood From Taking on Hitler
Photo Illustration by Kristen Hazzard/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyOn March 31, 1941, MPPDA president Will Hays released his annual report, titled Motion Pictures and National Defense. Although most of the 38-page document would be ignored by the Senate investigation of Hollywood, Hays outlined Hollywood's response to the turmoil in Europe. Hays describes 1940 "as a period of supreme crisis in the history of the world." Profits were the only true ideology in Hollywood, and the war was clearly affecting foreign sales. Hays listed fourteen countries that no longer bought Hollywood films and thirteen that were nearing the same position. The isolationist senators used this economic change as an explanation for why Hollywood made anti-Nazi films, but Hays also explained that the industry had simply shifted its export focus elsewhere.

The MPPDA president also gave an overview of the kinds of films released over the past year. Hays categorized them in terms of drama, comedy, and music and singled out films that portrayed the "somber and satirical aspects of the tragedy of Europe." Several films that would be discussed during the Senate investigation were listed, such as The Mortal Storm, The Great Dictator, Night Train to Munich, Foreign Correspondent, The Man I Married, and Pastor Hall. For Hays, the war in Europe was a natural topic for movies, but the small number of such films "spoke most emphatically against any charge that the screen was a breeder of hate." Only 5 percent of films released in 1940 dealt with the European conflict in any capacity.

While critics of Hollywood would soon refer to film primarily as a means of amusement, Hays defined film as "a m

Huffington Post PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Some Senate Democrats Rule Out Meeting With Trump Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett
Republicans notoriously refused to meet with Merrick Garland as part of thwarting his nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Loeffler pushes back after Schumer says 'no precedent' for confirming SCOTUS pick between July and Election Day
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., has pushed back against a claim by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that there was "no precedent" for confirming a Supreme Court nominee between July and Election Day in a presidential year.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett confirmation fight: Senate GOP has math on their side
Senate Republicans have the math on their side when it comes to the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Democrats debate whether to engage — or withdraw — in Supreme Court fight (Washington Post Politics)

Drudge ReportSep 26, 2020
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Yahoo PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Biden warns that Trump's Supreme Court pick could end health care protections 'in the midst of a pandemic'
Joe Biden warned Saturday that Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat, would help dismantle the Affordable Care Act if she is confirmed by the Senate.

New York Times PoliticsSep 25, 2020
Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg's Seat on the Supreme Court
The president's nomination of Judge Barrett, a favorite of conservatives, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will kick off a furious and unprecedented scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day.
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