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News : Politics

Trump says he wants to fill Supreme Court seat quickly in case justices need to settle election dispute

Thursday  01:45,   24 september 2020

Political opponents said Trump wants a bigger Supreme Court as soon as possible to fix the presidential election in his favor.No, Joe Biden is not using a teleprompter in an... >>>

Overnight Health Care: Health officials tell public to trust in science | Despair at CDC under Trump influence | A new vaccine phase 3 trial starts

Thursday  01:45,   24 september 2020

Welcome to Wednesday's Overnight Health Care. Top Trump health officials told a Senate panel to trust science, despite recent political interference. But current and former CDC employees described to The Hill just how much of an impact that... >>>

On The Money: House panel pulls Powell into partisan battles | New York considers hiking taxes on the rich | Treasury: Trump's payroll tax deferral won't hurt Social Security

Thursday  01:45,   24 september 2020

Happy Wednesday and welcome back to On The Money. I'm Sylvan Lane, and here's your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.See something I missed? Let me know at slane@thehill.com or tweet me... >>>

Why the SCOTUS nomination could move quickly, beginning Oct. 12

Thursday  01:45,   24 september 2020

The week of Oct. 12 marks the likely start of confirmation hearings for the next nominee to the Supreme Court. © Provided by Washington Examiner Republican sources on Capitol Hill signaled the process will begin mid-October in the Senate Judiciary... >>>

The Memo: Trump's strengths complicate election picture

Thursday  01:41,   24 september 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden has the clear upper hand in the battle for the White House, but there are troubling issues just beneath the surface for the Democratic nominee.President Trump has shown resilient strength on his handling of the... >>>

53% of White Voters Approve of Trump's Handling of COVID, While 77% of Black Voters Disapprove

Thursday  01:41,   24 september 2020

Race, gender, age and other demographic factors can largely predict whether or not voters approve or disapprove of President Donald Trump's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll shows.A 53 percent majority of white voters approve of... >>>

Democrats also play politics with Supreme Court seats (Opinion)

Thursday  01:41,   24 september 2020

Charlie Dent writes that the upcoming fight to fill the vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court is only just beginning. While Republicans are being accused of hypocrisy, Dent argues that Democrats would be doing the same thing if in >>>

'No serious conversation' about packing Supreme Court: Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Thursday  01:20,   24 september 2020

Progressive activists and some lawmakers want the Senate to enlarge the Supreme Court and change Senate rules if Republicans confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor. "There's no serious conversation among my colleagues about this prospect. It is >>>

Trump predicts Supreme Court needs a ninth justice to decide November election

Thursday  01:20,   24 september 2020

"I think this will end up in the Supreme Court," the president said of the presidential election."I think this will end up in the Supreme Court. And I think it's very important we have nine justices," Mr. Trump said Wednesday, speaking to state... >>>

Missouri governor and his wife test positive for Covid-19

Thursday  01:20,   24 september 2020

Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the state's first lady, Teresa Parson, have tested positive for Covid-19, the governor's office announced Wednesday.Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the state's first lady, Teresa Parson, have >>>

Health officials tell public to trust in science

Thursday  01:20,   24 september 2020

Trump administration health officials on Wednesday told a Senate panel that Americans should not lose faith in public health agencies or the vaccine development process, despite a recent spate of political interference.The officials sought to defend >>>

America's public schools are not ready for the COVID-19 vaccination debate

Thursday  01:20,   24 september 2020

Unless policymakers quickly and transparently address a host of looming challenges, the nation’s 100,000 public schools will be unprepared to navigate the charged issue of vaccines.With 56 million students, nearly 4 million teachers and millions of... >>>

Blockchain trade group names Mick Mulvaney to board

Thursday  01:16,   24 september 2020

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a blockchain trade association, named Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's former acting chief of staff, to its board of advisers on Wednesday.Mulvaney founded the Congressional Blockchain Caucus when he was in... >>>

In North Carolina, Black voters' mail-in ballots much more likely to be rejected than those of any other race

Thursday  01:15,   24 september 2020

North Carolina's disparity, similar to gaps in other states, raises concerns about systemic racism and voter disenfranchisement tainting elections.RALEIGH, North Carolina — Sandra Cosby is no stranger to the election process — or to voting by... >>>

Club for Growth plans $5M in ads to back Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Thursday  01:15,   24 september 2020

The slate of digital and TV spots from the conservative group will support whoever is chosen to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.The slate of national digital and TV ads in specific states, which the group plans to unveil next week,... >>>