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Politico
Sep 19, 2020

'We're going to fill the seat': Supreme Court vacancy provides Trump new rallying cry
The president is embracing the open seat just weeks before the election.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Trump Is Riding High. Can He Keep from Blowing It?
History says it's the moments when Trump feels emboldened that he is most prone to overreach.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

The left channels its fury toward McConnell
Progressives plan to harness "the wrath of millions of grieving, pissed-off, motivated volunteers" against efforts to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a high court nominee picked by Donald Trump.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Biden takes cautious approach to SCOTUS storm
His campaign is laying plans to shift the focus of the looming Supreme Court nomination fight toward a referendum on the Affordable Care Act.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Poll: Democrat Greenfield has slight lead over Ernst in Iowa Senate race
Greenfield leads Ernst, 45 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters, according to the poll from the Des Moines Register.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

'Nothing is off the table': Supreme Court fight could reshape the Senate
Democrats are vowing to hit back at Republicans if they fill the vacant Supreme Court seat before January.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Trump approves Oracle's proposed deal with TikTok
Oracle's CEO pledged to "ensure data privacy to TikTok's American users, and users throughout the world."

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Trump gives 'blessing' to TikTok deal
Senior administration officials were locked in negotiations with TikTok's parent company all week over the future of the Chinese video-sharing app.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

How Democrats Could Pack the Supreme Court in 2021
Their base is already calling for a radical next move. Would they do it?

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

How the Supreme Court could now limit abortion rights
Even if the justices don't touch Roe, they're positioned to greenlight new restrictions on the procedure.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Susan Collins says Senate should not vote on SCOTUS nomination before election
"The decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd," Collins said.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin, source says
Federal investigators were working to determine where the enveloped originated and who mailed it.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

What you need to know about Barbara Lagoa
According to people familiar with the process, one of those potential picks is Barbara Lagoa, a seasoned Florida judge with Cuban roots.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

High court loses leading advocate for equality, immigrants
The void left by Ginsburg could change the court's trajectory on issues from gender equality to immigration.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

What you need to know about Amy Coney Barrett
She could replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Dem donors smash ActBlue's daily record after Ginsburg's death
Party donors flooded Senate campaigns and other causes Saturday, breaking the donor platform's record with nearly half the day left.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Ginsburg's death leaves Obamacare in greater danger than ever
It will take two conservative justices to save Obamacare when the Supreme Court considers the law's fate this fall.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Trump team weighs whether to interview new candidates for high court
The president's aides prepared for months for a potential election-year Supreme Court replacement. Now they're weighing other election considerations.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Trump weighs Barrett, Lagoa for Court seat
The president's aides prepared for months for a potential election-year Supreme Court replacement. Now they're also weighing other election considerations.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

The 6 Republican senators who will decide the Supreme Court fight
Some are facing difficult elections. Others are institutionalists. But they will play deciding roles in replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Ginsburg left a long environmental legacy
Ginsburg was also a reliable vote over the decades in favor of environmental protections.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

'Without delay!': Trump urges Republicans to move quickly on Ginsburg replacement
Trump is expected to nominate his pick as soon as the middle of next week, according to two people familiar with the plans.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Millions of children may miss pandemic food aid as states scramble to meet new Trump administration mandate
A program that helps families buy groceries is set to expire at the end of the month.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Millions of children may miss pandemic food aid as states scramble to meet new Trump administration rules
A program that helps families buy groceries is set to expire at the end of the month.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Trump's 'maximum pressure' peaks just before election
The president is promoting himself as a Middle East peacemaker just as he amps up pressure on Iran after dismantling a landmark international agreement with the country.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

How RBG's death will impact hot-button issues before the Supreme Court
The shift on the court could have major consequences for rulings on abortion rights, Obamacare and even the presidential election.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

McConnell Pursues Scorched-Earth Tactics on Ground That is Already Scorched
In trying to ram through a replacement for Ginsburg, Senate leader elevates power over principle.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

?Court fight will test how fragile American democracy really is
In trying to ram through a replacement for Ginsburg, Mitch McConnell elevates power over principle.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Court Fight Will Test How Fragile American Democracy Really Is
In trying to ram through a replacement for Ginsburg, Mitch McConnell elevates power over principle.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

How RBG's death could radicalize American politics
The battle over her replacement has the potential to spur far-reaching, long-term change.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Supreme Court vacancy scrambles 2020 Senate map
A looming confirmation fight to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could put Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Cory Gardner of Colorado in an electoral vise.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Ginsburg's death just blew up the 2020 campaign
It's been a remarkably stable race in a remarkably unstable year. Friday's news delivered an enormous jolt, with consequences no one yet knows.

Politico
Sep 19, 2020

Washington remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg
An outpouring of tributes from Washington's political luminaries.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

‘The Most Important Woman Lawyer in the History of the Republic'
How did Ruth Bader Ginsburg change America? More than a dozen legal thinkers weigh in.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

The Reason Why Trump Might Delay Replacing Ginsburg
Keeping Republicans hungry for a more conservative court is the only guarantee of earning their support.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Waiting to Fill Ginsburg's Seat Could Be Trump's Key to Victory
Keeping Republicans hungry for a more conservative court is the only guarantee of earning their support.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Ginsburg's wish: 'I will not be replaced until a new president is installed'
A Trump appointment would push the court into a solidly conservative majority.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

What's next in the Senate's colossal Supreme Court fight
Mitch McConnell will try to move quickly to confirm a nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but it won't be easy.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

‘This means everything': Trump finds new rallying cry with Ginsburg seat
Just over six weeks from Election Day, the president's team is mobilizing to quickly announce a nominee to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Biden says 2020 winner should pick Ginsburg replacement, citing 2016
The statement comes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would put a nominee picked by President Donald Trump to a Senate vote.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

‘She led an amazing life': Surprised Trump reacts to Ginsburg's death
News broke of Ginsburg's death minutes after Trump took the lectern at a campaign rally in Minnesota.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Trump at Minnesota rally: Biden will turn state into a ‘refugee camp'
"I'm your wall between the American dream and chaos," the president said.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Pandemic supercharges campaign battles over Obamacare
Obamacare jumps to forefront of 2020 races as voters worry about coverage.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

McConnell vows Senate will hold vote on Ginsburg's replacement
His decision is certain to outrage Democrats, who have already called for McConnell to wait until after the Nov. 3 election.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Read the Supreme Court's statement on RBG's death
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, the Supreme Court announced in a news release. She was 87.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg wanted to be a clerk at the Supreme Court in 1960, but was rejected because of gender. Undeterred she blazed her way into the legal profession, fighting for women's rights, including in a landmark Supreme Court case. And she did make it to the nation's highest court in 1993, as just the second woman ever to become a justice, and became a celebrated figure and cultural icon known simply as the "Notorious RBG."

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
A tireless advocate for gender equality, she became known as "The Notorious RBG" for her barbed dissents.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

State Dept. provides House Dems docs previously given to Ron Johnson's Biden probe
The department turned over more than 16,000 pages of documents.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Biden's polling lead nears magic number
The former vice president is above or close to majority support in enough states to win the Electoral College.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Trump hits FBI director again over testimony on antifa, Russia
"We are looking at a lot of different things," the president said about whether he was considering replacing Wray.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Opinion | Trump's War on The New York Times Hits the Classroom
A president who lives in the moment discovers that history can be a great place to pick a fight.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Trump says U.S. will have vaccine doses for all Americans in April
The president touted the timeline as evidence of "historic progress."

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Trump 'very happy' to keep TikTok alive if security issues resolved
The president offered no timeline for approving the deal but added it could come together "very, very fast."

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

White House blocked FDA commissioner from testifying to House panel
Stephen Hahn has worked to reassert his agency's independence amid pressure from Trump.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

White House blocked FDA commissioner from testifying, House Democrats say
Stephen Hahn in recent weeks has worked to reestablish his agency's independence amid pressure from Trump to deliver faster on coronavirus treatments.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Engel subpoenas head of government's foreign broadcast media agencies
House Foreign Affairs chair accuses Michael Pack of seeking to back out of a Sept. 24 commitment to testify before committee.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

CDC reverses course on testing for asymptomatic people who had Covid-19 contact
The agency is backtracking on controversial recommendations it made last month, reportedly over the advice of agency scientists.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Amal Clooney quits U.K. envoy role over ‘lamentable' Brexit move


Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Pentagon rewriting pandemic playbook after study faults Covid-19 response
In confronting Covid-19, the Pentagon failed to initially account for the "global nature" of a modern pandemic.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

House Dems call for an ‘emergency' DOJ watchdog review of Durham probe
"We are concerned by indications that Attorney General Barr might depart from longstanding DOJ principles," they say.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Court grapples with protections for journalists in Portland unrest
While the appeals court issued no ruling Thursday, Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain, a Reagan appointee, sounded skeptical of the injunction.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Congressional leaders clash on measure to sidestep election-year shutdown
The House could vote next week on the continuing resolution to fund the government.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Hill leaders come up short on spending deal, punt to next week
They delayed releasing a stopgap spending measure until at least Monday.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

House Democrats prepare stopgap until early December to skirt shutdown
The House could vote next week on the continuing resolution to fund the government.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

DHS whistleblower looks to delay testimony amid effort to access classified intel
Brian Murphy alleges the Department of Homeland Security sought to censor reports on Russian influence that would make Trump look bad.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Outgoing China ambassador: Trump ‘believed the Chinese' early in pandemic
The remarks from the Trump appointee and former longtime Iowa governor represent an apparent break with the White House.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Go-it-alone attitude dents WHO's 'global solution' to pandemic
The World Health Organization says it has raised just a tenth of the funding it needs to help coordinate a global coronavirus response.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Trump administration to ban TikTok, WeChat from app stores starting Sunday
The Commerce Department noted that both apps collect location data, network activity, browsing history and other information about its U.S. users.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during U.S. envoy's visit
It's at least the second round of war games this month aimed at intimidating supporters of the island's independent identity.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Poll: Biden up by 9 points in Arizona, tied with Trump in North Carolina
The New York Times/Siena College survey also shows Senate Republicans trailing in Arizona, Maine and North Carolina.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Justice Department explored possibility of charging Portland officials amid unrest
A department spokesperson declined to comment on the status or whether charges would be brought.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Was the TikTok face-off 'security theater'?
This week's episode of Nerdcast

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

Biden's weakness with Black and Latino men creates an opening for Trump
The Democratic nominee needs to replicate Obama-era levels of support among voters of color in order to win. He's not there yet.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

New racial justice target: Defund the police foundations
Financial firms have been major donors to the New York City Police Foundation, which last year hosted a gala that honored Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics
Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.

Politico
Sep 18, 2020

'Talk about losers': The top moments from CNN's kid-gloves town hall with Biden
On Tuesday, voters got in Trump's face for the first time. On Thursday, they practically gave Biden a hero's welcome in Scranton, Pa.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Trump says a Harris vice presidency is 'no way for a woman' to become president
"This is not what people want, as then she comes in through the backdoor," the president said at a rally in Wisconsin.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Trump says a Harris vice presidency is ‘no way for a woman' to become president
"This is not what people want, as then she comes in through the backdoor," the president said at a rally in Wisconsin.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Ex-Pence aide blasts Trump over Covid response, says she'll vote for Biden
"It was shocking to see the president saying that the virus was a hoax," said Olivia Troye, a Republican adviser on the coronavirus task force.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Education Department investigates Princeton for admitting ‘systemic racism' on campus
Education Department officials will be examining whether the university's "admitted racism" means that the school made false claims when it said it doesn't discriminate on race.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

‘More dire than we think': Health officials brace for Trump diatribes
The departure of political operative Michael Caputo stokes fears within HHS that feuds with the White House will break into the open.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

The battleground: These states will determine the 2020 election
The latest polls, ad spending and other data and analysis from 2020's key states.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Cash-strapped Trump campaign awaits a bailout from big donors
Preserve America, a new super PAC backing the president, is planning another $25 million ad blitz attacking Joe Biden.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Trump's bluster and millions haven't stopped universal mail-in voting plans
Six months in, Trump has yet to prevent a single state from sending voters the unsolicited ballots he claims, with minimal evidence, are ripe for fraud.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

More than 35,000 mail-in ballots were rejected in Florida primary
Come November, 100,000 absentee ballots might not make the grade, expert says.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Vaccine distribution isn't as easy as Trump wants people to think
State officials say they're still in the dark about key details, and the CDC chief warned states need billions of dollars more to ensure people get shots.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Trump won't go to New York for U.N. speech
The president had hoped to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, but the White House now says he will give his remarks via video.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Trump keeps the world guessing on U.N. speech
The White House has not said whether the president will travel to United Nations headquarters in New York to give his remarks. Other world leaders are staying home.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

H.R. McMaster rebukes Trump over Taliban talks
The president's former national security adviser says in a "60 Minutes" interview that withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan is an "unwise" policy.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Secretaries of state slam DeJoy over election mailer
The postmaster general spoke with top state election officials on a Thursday call.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

‘All Paths to 270 Lead Through the Latino Electorate'
When it comes to Latino voters, are Democrats worried about the wrong thing? A conversation with Stephanie Valencia about one of 2020's most pivotal groups.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

California expands family leave protections to millions of small business workers


Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Mask skeptic lawmaker takes on side gig overseeing drug company trial
Several bioethicists question Rep. Andy Harris' lack of experience.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Trump's climate change rollbacks to drive up U.S. emissions
The cumulative additional amount of greenhouse gases would exceed the current annual output of Russia, the world's fourth-biggest carbon polluter.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Twitter public policy director decamps for Biden transition team
Twitter public policy director Carlos Monje's exact position on the transition team was not immediately clear.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

U.S. judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail
The judge noted after a hearing that Trump had repeatedly attacked voting by mail by making unfounded claims that it is rife with fraud.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

Judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail
The judge noted after a hearing that Trump had repeatedly attacked voting by mail by making unfounded claims that it is rife with fraud.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

DeVos' former top aide joins anti-Trump group
Josh Venable is lending his name as an adviser to the Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

‘Everybody's got leverage': Dreading a 50-50 Senate split
An evenly divided Senate looks increasingly likely after November.

Politico
Sep 17, 2020

‘Everyone's got leverage': Dreading a 50-50 Senate split
An evenly divided Senate looks increasingly likely after November.

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