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News : Politics

2020 Election: President Trump to name Supreme Court pick as he sows fears of election chaos

Saturday  15:00,   26 september 2020

As President Donald Trump continues to sow uncertainty about the November election, he will announce his third Supreme Court nominee Saturday, the capstone of his promise to name a long line of conservative judges who will reshape the courts for... >>>

Presidential campaigns take flight in the age of the coronavirus

Saturday  15:00,   26 september 2020

Private planes have become the preferred mode of transport for Joe Biden and Donald Trump amid COVID-19 challenges. Joe Biden on a Livestream | Donald Trump at his Tulsa rally Getty Images/Salon >>>

Trump Supreme Court Pick Seen Unlikely to Jump-Start Campaign

Saturday  14:25,   26 september 2020

President Donald Trump is counting on the battle over a Supreme Court vacancy to inject new life into his faltering campaign, but it’s unlikely to overshadow the ongoing pandemic and struggling U.S. economy that have battered his chances for... >>>

Why the right-wing has a massive advantage on Facebook

Saturday  14:25,   26 september 2020

A company executive responds to claims of bias.But Facebook says there's a reason why right-wing figures are driving more engagement. It's not that its algorithm favors conservatives — the company has long maintained that its platform is neutral.... >>>

Psychologist Stephen Soldz: With Trump's coup threat, America now faces a "defining crisis"

Saturday  14:01,   26 september 2020

Trump represents "classical fascism" and Republicans are committed to "abolishing democracy," Soldz tells Salon Donald Trump watching FOx News Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images/Fox News >>>

With Democrats' votes split, party may risk being shut out of Senate runoff

Saturday  14:01,   26 september 2020

With two Senate seats on the ballot, Georgia's in play, but are Democrats at risk of being shut out of the special Senate election runoff? Experts say there's still time. With 21 candidates all competing on the same ballot, no one is... >>>

Conservatives say the SCOTUS threat to Obamacare is remote even with new Trump justice

Saturday  14:01,   26 september 2020

Conservative legal experts say the chances are slim that the Supreme Court will invalidate Obamacare, even with President Trump’s pick for a new justice. © Provided by Washington Examiner Jonathan Adler, a conservative law professor at Case Western... >>>

What’s at Stake in 2020

Saturday  14:01,   26 september 2020

In short, the future of American governmentThe reaction to Ginsburg’s death, and to Republican plans to fill her seat on the Supreme Court, underscores the choice before the electorate: Does it prefer to live in a democratic republic ordered toward... >>>

Texas voter registration smashes record as Trump-Biden showdown looms

Saturday  13:40,   26 september 2020

Since the last presidential election, Texas has added 1.5 million new voters, surpassing 16.6 million in total.Since the last presidential election, Texas has added 1.5 million new voters, surpassing 16.6 million in total, according to the latest... >>>

No, a conservative Supreme Court would not be ‘catastrophic’ for gay and transgender rights

Saturday  13:40,   26 september 2020

When the news broke that President Trump may get another Supreme Court nominee, the sky seemed to be falling in left-wing gay and transgender advocacy circles. The prospect of a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court majority prompted an all-out meltdown... >>>

As Trump names his next Supreme Court nominee, focus shifts towards Senate

Saturday  13:40,   26 september 2020

As Trump names his next Supreme Court nominee, focus shifts towards SenateWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday plans to name conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett as his third U.S. Supreme Court appointment, setting off >>>

Virginians asked to decide on anti-gerrymandering constitutional amendment

Saturday  13:21,   26 september 2020

An anti-gerrymandering constitutional amendment that would change the way legislative districts are drawn in Virginia will be decided on the ballot. © Provided by Washington Examiner The amendment is intended to prevent gerrymandering by... >>>

Federal judge wants to see more evidence on Justice Department's handling of Strzok, Page texts

Saturday  13:20,   26 september 2020

A federal judge on Friday questioned the Justice Department's decision to release text messages between former FBI employees Lisa Page and Peter Strzok and signaled that she wants to see more evidence about whether political influence played a... >>>

Half of states run out of funds for Trump's $300 unemployment expansion

Saturday  13:20,   26 september 2020

Half of all states have depleted their funding for the extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits that President Trump ordered after failing to strike a deal with Congress.A congressionally approved expansion of benefits amid the coronavirus... >>>

Doug Jones says he will not support Supreme Court nominee before election

Saturday  13:20,   26 september 2020

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said on Friday that he will not support confirming a Supreme Court nominee before the November election."I regret that I will not support the confirmation of any Supreme Court justice nominee, regardless of who it might be... >>>