Collins votes against Barrett, heads home to save…

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is back on the campaign trail after another controversial vote on another of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominees

Iowa elections officials concerned over surge in…

Elections officials in Iowa are worried about the state’s rising number of coronavirus cases, saying that any illnesses or absences among key workers and volunteers could hinder their services through Election Day

In Georgia, Kamala Harris takes aim at Trump…

Battleground State Voters Are Driving Record…

Battleground State Voters , Are Driving Record Early Turnout. More than 64 million people have already cast their votes for the 2020 election, with an entire week to go before election day. The number is nearly half of the entire vote count for 2016. It is the most votes ever cast in early voting. A shift in voting rules due to the pandemic and polarized reactions to President Donald Trump have contributed to the significant increase in early voter participation. In battleground states — including Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada and Georgia —. the early ballots make up more than 60 percent of all the votes that were cast in 2016. The number is higher in Texas, where early voters have cast more than 80 percent of all the ballots cast in 2016. Analysts say that Biden could be the potential winner in states where mail-in ballots have been utilized the most. In states that show fewer mail-in ballots cast, Trump could be the winner if his prediction of an in person, "red-wave" proves to be accurate

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees voting chaos that does…

President Donald Trump is asserting that voting by mail is proving to be rife with problems across the country

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Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early…

With just a week to go until Election Day and 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots in hotly contested battleground Wisconsin, the push is on to get all ballots returned

Amy Coney Barrett Set to Be Confirmed to Supreme…

Amy Coney Barrett Set to Be Confirmed to Supreme Court on Monday. President Trump will secure a political victory as Amy Coney Barrett is set to be confirmed to the Republican-controlled Senate. The final vote is to take place at 7:30 p.m. ET. Only 51 votes are needed for Barrett to claim her seat on the Supreme Court. According to an administration official, a swearing-in ceremony will take place either late Monday or Tuesday. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the confirmation “an inerasable stain on this Republican majority forevermore.”. He also attacked the prospect of Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the vote since several of his staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Many Democrats believe Barrett's confirmation will lead to the demise of the Affordable Care Act

Social media CEOs to face grilling from…

Less than a week before Election Day, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are set to face a grilling by Republican senators who accuse the tech giants of anti-conservative bias

Surging coronavirus endangers Trump plan to…

The Latest: Melania Trump makes 1st solo 2020…

Melania Trump is slamming Joe Biden, Democrats and the media as she campaigns for her husband in Pennsylvania

AOC Fires Back at ‘Unhinged’ Trump Name-Dropping…

AOC Fires Back at , ‘Unhinged’ Trump, Name-Dropping Her During Debate . Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a signature Twitter takedown of Donald Trump on Thursday night. . During the debate, Trump referenced the climate policy of Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive colleagues, saying “AOC plus three" ... "know nothing about the climate.”. They know nothing about the climate. I mean she’s got a good line of stuff, but she knows nothing about the climate, and they’re all hopping through hoops for AOC plus three. Not a real plan, Donald Trump, via HuffPost. In response, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to tell him that it’s actually “AOC plus 115.”. ... Because that’s how many House and Senate members have cosponsored the most ambitious climate legislation in American history, AOC, via Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez also reflected on her former job as a waitress, saying she would have never guessed an “unhinged” president would be repeatedly name-dropping her. . She then pointed out Trump’s use of her nickname, AOC, saying he did so to convey “disrespect.” . I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames … Women notice. It conveys a lot, AOC, via Twitter

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Medicare finalizing coverage policy for…

A senior Trump administration official says Medicare will cover the yet-to-be approved coronavirus vaccine free for older people under a policy change expected to be announced soon

Voting by mail isn't so easy on Native American…

Native American voting advocates say the slow-moving nature of mail on large reservations puts the people who live there at a disadvantage to getting their votes counted

Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Unc…

Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Uncle’ Behavior. Barack Obama delivered a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump on Wednesday. . He gave his remarks at a drive-in campaign rally for Joe Biden in Philadelphia. While praising Biden for his decency, Obama reminded voters that Trump’s habit of insulting others is not “normal presidential behavior.” . We wouldn’t tolerate it from a high school principal. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a coach. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a co-worker. We wouldn’t tolerate it in our own family, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. He even compared Trump to a “crazy uncle,” calling his behavior “exhausting.” . With Joe and Kamala at the helm, you're not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day ... It just won't be so exhausting, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. Obama also took the opportunity to criticize Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us … He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself, Barack Obama, via ‘The Washington Post’

From Beijing to Brussels, Trump's trade wars at a…

President Donald Trump said he would shake up American trade policy

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to…

The presidential campaign season has brought an unprecedented onslaught of angry musicians who say President Donald Trump can't always get what he wants

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Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Is Advanced to Final…

Amy Coney Barrett Nomination , Is Advanced to Final Confirmation Vote. Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 12-0 on Thursday morning. The ten Democratic senators did not vote. Instead, they boycotted by placing in their seats photos of those whose lives have been saved by the Affordable Care Act. Amidst a global pandemic and ongoing election, Republicans are rushing to confirm a Supreme Court Justice to take away health care from millions ... , Senate Democrat Statement, via CNN. ... and execute the extreme and deeply unpopular agenda that they've been unable to get through Congress, Senate Democrat Statement, via CNN. Barrett, 48, is an active conservative whose appointment to the Supreme Court would add to the conservative majority by a count of six to three. In a fast-paced confirmation process, a full and final vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court is now scheduled for Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that her confirmation is all but assured, stating, "we have the votes."

Judge: US can't replace Trump in accuser's…

A judge has denied President Donald Trump's request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan luxury department store in the 1990s