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McConnell Vows Quick Vote on Next Justice; Biden Says Wait

(Headline USA) The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates. Democratic nominee Joe Biden vigorously disagreed,...

How Ginsburg’s Death Could Reshape the Presidential Campaign

(Headline USA) A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were beginning to cast ballots. For months, the contest has largely centered on...

In Wake of Riots, Trump Gains Surprise Ground in Solid-Blue Minnesota

(Headline USA) A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought for working-class voters in dueling events that marked the beginning of early voting. The candidates steered clear of the state's most...

Biden Draws Crowd of 200 on Campaign Trail, Largest Real Audience Since March

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden desperately tried to salvage the loss of another solid blue state while campaigning Friday in Duluth, Minnesota. Biden met with passers by in the city's downtown area, drawing a crowd of around 200. It was the largest in-person crowd Biden has had since the pandemic exploded...

After Embracing Past Shutdowns, House Dems Take More Defeated Stance on Stopgap

(Headline USA) House Democrats on Friday prepared a temporary spending bill that is needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month — and that would allow lawmakers to leave Washington to campaign. It's a lowest-common-denominator, bare-minimum measure that befits a deeply polarized Congress. Even so, it...

Liz Cheney: Russia and China Using Leftist Environmental Groups to Influence US Policy

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., asked the Justice Department this week to investigate some of the top leftist environmental groups, arguing that Russia and China are using them to influence U.S. policies. In a letter to attorney General William Barr, Cheney said that the interests of environmentalists align with hose of...

Mich. Judge Says Cheat-by-Mail Ballots Received TWO WEEKS After Nov. 3 Must Be Counted

(Headline USA) A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve of the Nov. 3 election are eligible, even if they show up days later. The decision is significant in a state that is anticipating waves of absentee...

Biden Enjoys Softball Questions on CNN Town Hall After Trump’s Grilling Earlier in Week

(Headline USA) After President Donald Trump responded to tough questioning earlier in the week at a town hall hosted by ABC and its Democrat host George Stephanopoulos, CNN created a friendly environment Thursday night for 2020 challenger Joe Biden to field softball questions to tee up attacks on the...

At Wisc. Rally, Trump Promises to Restore Accurate Teaching of History in Schools

(Headline USA) President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago. Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, he held a rally Thursday evening in Mosinee,...

Comey to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee in Late September

(Headline USA) Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30, appearing just a month before the presidential election as Republicans have sought to bring closure to the travesty of 2016's Russia hoax. Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured...

FBI Director Wray Disputes Evidence of Antifa’s Organization, Claims It is an ‘Ideology’

Countering prior witness testimony from Senate Judiciary Hearings, FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that Antifa is an ideology, not an organization. Wray's claim put him at odds with President Donald Trump and many of the administration's other law-enforcement officials. Trump, with support from Wray's boss, Attorney General William Barr,...

Biden Readies ‘War Room’ of Celebrity Lawyers to Challenge Unfavorable Election Outcome

(Headline USA) Democrat Joe Biden appears ready to follow the advice of 2016 loser Hillary Clinton, who advised him last month not to concede "under any circumstances. The former vice president is currently assembling a team of top lawyers in anticipation of court challenges to the election process that could...
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