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Washington Post PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett at White House event
President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court sets up a bitter confirmation battle just weeks before the presidential election.

Top Trump officials seen not wearing masks or social distancing at White House Supreme Court announcement (CNN Politics)
Trump Announces Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee, Describing Her as Heir to Scalia (New York Times Politics)

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Hirono, Blumenthal say they won't meet with Amy Coney Barrett
Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have said they will not meet with Amy Coney Barrett -- President Trump's pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

PoliticoSep 26, 2020
Trump's legacy is now the Supreme Court
Nominating three people to the court joins impeachment and his criticized coronavirus response as the events that will define Trump's first term.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Schumer puts health care on forefront as Dems prepare to fight Amy Coney Barrett nomination
Schumer warned that Barrett could be the deciding vote in the Supreme Court striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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.

Biden says Senate should not act on Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court nomination until after election (Fox Politics)
Analysis: Trump creates election anxiety ahead of Supreme Court announcement (CNN Politics)

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.

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New York Times PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Photos capture the Supreme Court justice's life and legacy, from her Brooklyn girlhood to a late-in-life turn as the Notorious R.B.G.

Live Updates: Supreme Court fight heats up after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death (Fox Politics)

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Could Democrats still stop the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett?
President Trump is set to announce Saturday who he will nominate to fill the recently vacated seat on the Supreme Court after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

CNN PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Trump announces Supreme Court nominee

CNN PoliticsSep 26, 2020
McConnell calls Barrett 'exceedingly well-qualified' and vows Senate floor vote 'in the weeks ahead'
Top Senate Republicans on Saturday applauded President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to become the next Supreme Court justice and called for a quick confirmation vote.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
RNC launches $10M campaign to promote Judge Amy Coney Barrett ahead of Supreme Court confirmation process
The Republican National Committee launched a $10 million campaign to promote President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to "hold Democrats accountable" for what the GOP called their "hypocrisy" on the nomination process to the high court.

What's next in the Supreme Court confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett (Washington Post Politics)

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)

CNN PoliticsSep 26, 2020
How Trump picked Amy Coney Barrett over Barbara Lagoa for the Supreme Court
It was only a week ago President Donald Trump appeared practically "giddy" about a particular candidate to fill the newly vacant seat on the Supreme Court that had been held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for more than 27 years, people familiar with the matter said.

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Washington Post PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Trump courts minority voters in Florida, Georgia; Biden pays respects to Ginsburg
On Friday, the president plans to stage events in Florida, Georgia and Virginia and hold a fundraiser at his hotel in Washington.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Trump announces Amy Coney Barrett as nominee for Supreme Court seat
President Trump on Saturday announced he has chosen Amy Coney Barrett as his pick to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- a move that could significantly shift the nation's highest court to the right if she's confirmed by the Senate.

Drudge ReportSep 26, 2020
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New York Times PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Democrats Don't Want to Get Personal in Debate Over Barrett
Joseph Biden and Democrats are wary of criticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett that could be perceived as personal attacks. They will focus on the real-world impact she might have as a Supreme Court justice on health care and access to abortion.

New York Times PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Full Transcript: Read Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Remarks
President Trump announced on Saturday that he would nominate Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Daily BeastSep 26, 2020
Sole Witness Who Heard Cops Announce Themselves in Breonna Taylor Raid Changed His Story
Courtesy of Attorney Ben CrumpThis week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron made the bombshell announcement that the cops who fatally shot Breonna Taylor would not be charged with killing her, calling their use of force in the March raid "justified to protect themselves."

In that justification, he said that one witness corroborated the three officers' insistence that they knocked and identified themselves at Taylor's Louisville home while executing a search warrant in connection with a narcotics investigation. It contradicted claims from Taylor's boyfriend, Kenny Walker, and 11 other residents, who said they didn't hear the cops announce themselves. Instead, Walker thought he was being burglarized and fired a warning shot that triggered a tragic chain of events.

But, according to documents and audio obtained by VICE News on Saturday, that sole witness initially told investigators days after the March 13 raid that he didn't actually hear officers Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove announce themselves.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Republicans eye Oct. 12 for start of SCOTUS confirmation hearings: source
Republicans are eyeing Oct. 12 as the target date for the start of confirmation hearings for Trump's pick to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a source familiar with the process told Fox News.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Majority of Americans think winner of presidential election should select Supreme Court nominee, poll finds
The majority of Americans think the next president should select Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor, a new poll shows.

PoliticoSep 26, 2020
No handshakes, limited audience: Covid shapes final Trump-Biden debate talks
The two candidates and moderator Chris Wallace will not wear masks at Tuesday's debate, per final negotiations between the campaigns.

PoliticoSep 26, 2020
Republicans assert sense of inevitability on Barrett's confirmation
GOP senators are quickly rallying around Trump's Supreme Court pick, with plans for a pre-election vote despite Democratic opposition.

Yahoo PoliticsSep 26, 2020
'We feel like we've lost': Breonna Taylor grand jury decision deepens wounds in Louisville
After months of demonstrating and demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, supporters in Louisville, Ky., are left grappling with the stinging aftermath of the investigation.

CNN PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Republicans have signaled plans for a quick Supreme Court confirmation process. Here's when it could happen.
President Donald Trump on Saturday will announce a Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, formally kicking off a contentious and high-stakes battle over the fate of the court that will play out in a bitterly-divided Senate.

Washington Post PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett, a disciple of Justice Scalia, is poised to push the Supreme Court further right
If Barrett is confirmed, her vote on cases involving health care, abortion, immigration, gun control and many other issues could prove decisive.

CNN PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Analysis: The Supreme Court hasn't been this conservative since the 1930s
The US Supreme Court is on the verge of a historic transformation that could wind back the law in America for decades, in some cases to the 1930s, pre-New Deal approach.

The Daily BeastSep 26, 2020
Just-Nominated Amy Coney Barrett: I'll Be Scalia 2.0
Olivier Douliery/GettyMoments after President Trump formally nominated her to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court on Saturday, Judge Amy Coney Barrett promised to "be mindful" of Ginsburg's legacy while also employing the "judicial philosophy" of Justice Antonin Scalia.

"I will be mindful of who came before me. The flag is still flying at half-staff for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...She was a woman of enormous talent and consequence...Particularly poignant to me was her long friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia, my own mentor. They disagreed fiercely in print without rancor in person," Barrett said.

"[Scalia's] judicial philosophy is mine too. A judge must apply the law as written. Judges are not policy makers. They must be resolute in setting aside any personal policy news they might hold." she said.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Washington Post PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Tumultuous path to sixth conservative justice puts Supreme Court in the middle of political fray
President Trump, who is expected to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett, has said his political future might depend on getting his third Supreme Court pick confirmed.

Drudge ReportSep 26, 2020
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BBC PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme.

Drudge ReportSep 26, 2020
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The Daily BeastSep 26, 2020
These Kids Are Panicked Their Parents Won't Let Them Get COVID-19 Tests
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyAround the end of December, Kai, a high-school student on the West Coast, came down with a bad bug.

"I had a sore throat, a severe cough, pain in my abdominal region, a hard time breathing, and a high fever," Kai, who asked to use only that name for fear of provoking his parents' anger in an already tense relationship, told The Daily Beast.

His worst symptoms eventually faded, but he still "felt extremely weak for weeks after," as he put it. His doctors weren't sure what to make of the illness at the time. But as awareness of COVID-19 spread in the U.S. this spring, Kai and his family agreed that he may have come down with an early case. So he eventually decided he wanted to get an antibody test—"to know if I did have it, and to see if there was some way I could help."

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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New York Times PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Before Trump's Supreme Court announcement, Biden accuses him of dividing the country.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Sanders says there ‘will be a number of plans' to make sure Trump leaves office if he loses election
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., couldn't nail down a plan for what lawmakers should do if President Trump refuses to concede the White House if he loses in November, but said there will be a "number of plans" if that scenario were to take place.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Sen. Tom Cotton launches 'Supreme Court War Room' to defend Trump's nominee
Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton announced the launch of a "Supreme Court War Room" on Friday to help Republicans fight back against Democratic attacks on President Trump's impending nomination to fill the High Court's seat left vacant after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ohio manufacturers: Biden's $400B pledge for made-in-America overshadows call to end Trump's tax cuts (Fox Politics)

PoliticoSep 26, 2020
How Amy Coney Barrett Would Reshape the Court — And the Country
More than two dozen legal thinkers game out what President Trump's new Supreme Court pick means for America's biggest legal fights, the court's reputation, the fate of its "swing seat" and more.

Fox PoliticsSep 26, 2020
Dems slam Barrett nomination over health care, 'illegitimate process' after Trump nomination
Democrats took to social media to slam President Trump's choice of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court nominee after the president's announcement Saturday night -- with one senator claiming the nomination is the result of an "illegitimate process."

Democrats say Barrett's nomination is all about the future of Obamacare (CNN Politics)
Amy Coney Barrett: 5 things to know about the Supreme Court nominee (Yahoo Politics)
These nine state counties could swing the election. (New York Times Politics)
10 things you may not know about the Supreme Court and its justices (Fox Politics)
Washington Post PoliticsSep 25, 2020
Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg seat, kicking off Supreme Court fight weeks before election
Senate Republicans plan to move the nomination quickly and Democrats have little chance to block the nominee, but a bitter Senate battle looms in the weeks ahead.

Washington Post PoliticsSep 25, 2020
Ginsburg breaks one final barrier as first woman to lie in state at Capitol
Lawmakers, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid tribute to the late Supreme Court justice.


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.

New York Times PoliticsSep 25, 2020
‘I Feel Sorry for Americans': A Baffled World Watches the U.S.
From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And why won't the president commit to a peaceful transition of power?

Drudge ReportSep 25, 2020
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PoliticoSep 25, 2020
A rising Black GOP star faces fury from African Americans over Taylor case
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, seen as a potential successor to Mitch McConnell in the Senate, faces a career-defining moment.

PoliticoSep 25, 2020
DeSantis flings open Florida in Trump's campaign for normalcy
The Florida governor's decision to block local Covid-19 restrictions follows a call to protect partying college students.

New York Times PoliticsSep 25, 2020
Making History, Ginsburg Is Honored at a Capitol Divided Over Replacing Her
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in Statuary Hall in a ceremony choreographed to allow the women of Congress to honor her legacy and the example she set.

The Daily BeastSep 25, 2020
You Probably Don't Have Coronavirus Antibodies. Even Now.
J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday via GettyThe possibility that the American population might be able to achieve some kind of herd immunity to the novel coronavirus without a vaccine seems to be slipping away.

Or at least that's the worrying implication of a new study that appeared Friday in The Lancet, a medical journal. Experts said the research clarifies the desperate need for a vaccine, and the risk of letting up on social distancing and other safety measures in the meantime.

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Fox PoliticsSep 25, 2020
Wisconsin governor urges GOP to wear coronavirus masks as cases surge
Gov. Tony Evers, D-Wis., urged GOP lawmakers to wear a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19 as the state's number of hospitalizations surged to record highs Thursday. 

The Daily BeastSep 25, 2020
How ‘Saturday Night Live' Will Return Live Despite COVID-19
NBCAs Saturday Night Live prepares for its Season 46 premiere on October 3, things will be very different from the norm. Although the venerated sketch show will return live—a departure from the remotely produced "At Home" editions launched earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic—everything about its production has been overhauled to ensure the safety of its cast and crew.

"We don't know that we're going to be able to pull it off," Lorne Michaels told the New York Times. "We're going to be as surprised as everyone else when it actually goes on."

On-site rapid COVID tests are now required before cast and crew enter the building, Michaels told the Times, and the audience will be tested as well. Monday meetings, which once included 40 people, have been winnowed down to three. Larger meetings now take place in a room "the size of an airplane hangar" with everyone distanced and masked. The cast will wear masks until the moment the show goes live.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Democracy NowSep 25, 2020
"Without Love, We Won't Make It": Bishop Michael Curry on Faith & What's at Stake in November
We speak with Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and the first African American to lead the denomination, about systemic racism and the Black Lives Matter movement, the 2020 election and President Trump's use of faith as a political prop. "The church must not be used for partisan political purposes," Curry says. "The faith, the Christian faith, is not up for sale." Curry's latest book is "Love Is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times."

Bernie Sanders on How to Block Trump from Stealing Election & Preserve American Democracy (Democracy Now)
"The Election That Could Break America": Inside How Trump & GOP Could Steal the Vote (Democracy Now)

The Daily BeastSep 25, 2020
Inside Louisiana GOP's ‘Crash and Burn' Push to Strip Governor's Powers
Gerald Herbert/APThe state of Louisiana has already suffered through a pair of devastating surges during the coronavirus pandemic. But as Republicans prepare for a special legislative session next week, there is concern they are preparing to take a "kamikaze" approach, as one Democrat put it, that could send the state's fortunes tumbling.

Democrats in the conservative state of Louisiana are bracing for Republicans to attempt to drain Gov. John Bel Edwards' emergency powers during a special legislative session set to start Monday night, as the executive authority of statewide leaders in a time of crisis continues to be a point of friction across party lines.

To Senate Minority Leader Troy Carter "there's a potential for a kamikaze flight," where some lawmakers are "willing to explode and blow the whole state up for frivolous politics."

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Fox PoliticsSep 25, 2020
Judge Amy Coney Barrett: 5 things to know
Amy Coney Barrett is a noted frontrunner in contention for the Supreme Court seat

Fox PoliticsSep 25, 2020
Bernie Sanders wants to certify 2020 election results with independent commission
Ex-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants a nonpartisan commission to verify the results of the Nov. 3 election. 

PoliticoSep 25, 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.

Why the Trump Campaign Is Returning Donations to These Superfans (The Daily Beast)
The Daily BeastSep 23, 2020
Elite Nursery School with Mandarin and Yoga on the Timetable Falls Foul of Angry Parents Over COVID-19 Refunds
JOAQUIN SARMIENTOAs luxury problems go, your 2-year-old's Mandarin classes not being up to scratch must count as pretty first world.

Yet in the exclusive kindergartens of some of London's most expensive residential districts, where multi-million dollar homes are snapped up in seconds by pushy parents keen to give their pampered offspring every conceivable advantage in life, inadequate baby Mandarin lessons are a very serious subject indeed.

Now, one of these disputes is set to end up in court after parents of children at the idyllic-sounding Bluebell Cottage pre-school in London's tony Kensington after parents accused the school of poor Mandarin teaching, not delivering on the school's promised diet of organic fare and accused the school's director, Sara Brennan, of screaming down the phone at them.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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