Trump Again Sows Doubt About Election as G.O.P. Scrambles to Assure Voters

President Trump declined for a second day to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost the election, while Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, implicitly rebuffed him, promising an “orderly transition.”

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Trump Wants You to Think You Can’t Get Rid of Him

His strongman threats are scary. But don’t forget that he’s weak.

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Supreme Court Vacancy Polls: No Signs of a Shift After Death of Justice Ginsburg

Opinions about the Supreme Court vacancy and the coming fight over filling it seem poised to split along partisan lines.

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Trump Faces Challenges Even in Red States, Poll Shows, as Women Favor Biden

Close races in Georgia, Iowa and Texas show President Trump’s vulnerability and suggest that Joseph Biden has assembled a formidable coalition, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll.

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Biden Gives Cautious Answers on Breonna Taylor and the Supreme Court

Asked by reporters about two issues of deep importance to Democrats, the party’s nominee was circumspect. The Biden campaign later released a fuller statement about Ms. Taylor.

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

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The Republican Irritation Olympics

So much talent, if you really enjoy exasperation.

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Biden Could Be Our Second Catholic President. It Doesn’t Matter.

With John F. Kennedy in 1960, Catholic America achieved a long-sought victory. But what did we win?

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Republican Inquiry Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Biden

The report delivered on Wednesday appeared to be little more than a rehashing of unproven allegations that echoed a Russian disinformation campaign.

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Five Things Biden and His Allies Should Be Worried About

Interestingly, the suburban vote may not be one of them.

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American Suburbs Are Tilting for Biden. But Not Milwaukee’s.

The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.

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An Open Supreme Court Seat Puts Obamacare on the Ballot

A Supreme Court case could eliminate the Affordable Care Act, and the president should be judged for recklessly supporting it.

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The Green Party’s Biggest Fan? In Some States, It’s the G.O.P.

Republicans have tried boosting Green Party candidates in previous election cycles to siphon votes from Democrats. They are at it again this year — but it hasn’t always worked.

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Trump’s Motto: Your Money or Your Life

The president claims you have to make a choice, but you don’t.

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White House Attacks Former Pence Aide Who Endorsed Biden

Olivia Troye, the latest Republican to leave the administration and speak out against President Trump, called the statements seeking to undermine her credibility “a bald faced lie.”

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Facebook Takes Down Fake Pages Created in China Aimed at Trump, Biden

The social media campaign was small but targeted all sides of the debate. Officials said Beijing had not decided whether to wade more directly in the American presidential race.

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C.I.A. Reasserts Putin Is Likely Directing Election Influence Efforts to Aid Trump

The assessment, which the agency has moderate confidence in, buttresses earlier findings that the Russian president supports President Trump’s re-election.

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In Biden, China Sees an ‘Old Friend’ and Possible Foe

Some in China believe Biden, if elected, might do damage to the nation’s ambitions, taking a harder line on human rights and rallying allies to stand up to Beijing.

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Despite Claims, Trump Rarely Uses Wartime Law in Battle Against Covid

The president often criticized the Defense Production Act as anti-business. Now he’s campaigning on having frequently used the law to ramp up production of medical gear.

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Bernie Sanders Talks ‘Nightmare Scenario’ of Trump Losing But Not Stepping Down

Warning that this election is an “extremely dangerous moment” for the country, he said in an interview that he would aggressively push to try to stop President Trump from delegitimizing the vote.

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When Joe Biden’s in Town Practicing Social Distancing

An expert retail politician has become perhaps the most conspicuous practitioner of social distancing in America.

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Swing Voters and the Supreme Court Vacancy

A court battle is beginning just weeks before Election Day. Here’s what that could mean for the campaigns in key states.

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The race is more stable than we thought.

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Democratic Donors Push Biden for a Cabinet Free of Fossil Fuel Connections

A group of more than 60 donors is urging Joe Biden to renounce advisers with ties to the fossil fuel industry.

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DeVos to Be Investigated for Potential Violation of Ethics Law

A watchdog filed a complaint over the Education Department distributing a Fox News clip of Secretary Betsy DeVos criticizing Joe Biden, potentially in violation of the Hatch Act.

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Biden Courts Obama-Trump Voters as the President Seeks to Hold Them

The Democratic nominee, in Wisconsin, tried to place himself on the side of American workers, while Mr. Trump used a trip to Ohio to blame his opponent for job losses there.

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Ginsburg Will Lie in State in the Capitol, the First Woman to Be Given the Honor

The event in Statuary Hall will follow two days in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court, but outside, because of pandemic precautions.

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Voting G.O.P. Means Voting Against Health Care

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has only raised the stakes.

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The first polling tidbits after the death of Justice Ginsburg.

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There Are Better Ways for Bloomberg to Spend His Money

If he wants to help Joe Biden in Florida, Michael Bloomberg should help re-enfranchise thousands of formerly incarcerated people.

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Trump and Democrats Brace for Showdown Over Supreme Court Seat

The president’s determination to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election set lawmakers on a collision course as Congress deals with other major issues.

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Biden Has $466 Million in Bank, and a Huge Financial Edge on Trump

The former vice president and the Democrats were $187 million behind President Trump and the Republicans this spring. Now they are entering the final stretch of the campaign with a $141 million advantage.

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Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.

The battle over the Supreme Court brings back a volatile issue with political risks for both sides, even as it energizes parts of their bases.

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How the G.O.P. Might Get to Yes on Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

There’s no escape from juristocracy except through political conflict.

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Biden’s Supreme Court Plan: More Talk of Health Care and Coronavirus

Mr. Biden has spent months assailing President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. With a bitter Supreme Court confirmation battle looming, he will seek to link the vacancy to the pandemic and the future of health care.

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Joe Biden’s Court Vacancy Plan: More Talk of Health Care and the Pandemic

Mr. Biden has spent months assailing President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. With a bitter Supreme Court confirmation battle looming, he will seek to link the vacancy to the pandemic and the future of health care.

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Ginsburg’s Death Further Polarizes Voters Just Weeks Before Election

Republicans want to push forward. Democrats are seething. A bitterly divided nation gets more so as a Supreme Court nomination fight looms.

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Ginsburg Expected to Lie in Repose at the Supreme Court

Plans for a commemoration and services have yet to be made final, but large crowds are expected to pay their respects for a justice who became a feminist icon and liberal hero.

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‘Without Delay,’ Trump Presses for New Supreme Court Justice

The president is likely to nominate a successor this coming week to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but Senate Republicans are weighing whether they have the votes to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election.

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Trump Presses for New Justice ‘Without Delay’ as Election-Season Battle Looms

The president is likely to nominate a successor this coming week to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, but Senate Republicans are weighing whether they have the votes to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election.

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Polls Show Voters Prefer Biden Pick Ginsburg Replacement

In surveys before Justice Ginsburg’s death, he led by a slightly wider margin on choosing the next justice than he did over all against President Trump.

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How The Supreme Court Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into 2020 Election

After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was not clear that President Trump’s right-wing coalition would be more motivated by a confirmation fight than the alliance of liberals and moderates supportive of Mr. Biden would be.

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Polls Have Shown Voters Prefer Biden to Pick Next Justice

In surveys before Justice Ginsburg’s death, he led by a slightly wider margin on choosing the next justice than he did over all against President Trump.

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Court Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into Rancorous Election Battle

After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was not clear that President Trump’s right-wing coalition would be more motivated by a confirmation fight than the alliance of liberals and moderates supportive of Mr. Biden would be.

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Will the Election Turn on R.B.G.?

The nation was divided enough already.

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Trump Declares He Is Now ‘the Best Thing That Ever Happened’ to Puerto Rico

In announcing long-awaited aid for the storm-ravaged island, President Trump seemed to have his eye partly on the Puerto Ricans who now make up an increasingly critical voting bloc in Florida.

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Computing Pioneers Endorse Biden, Citing Immigration

They said the administration’s policies were driving away technology talent and could do long-term damage to their industry.

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Women in Suburbia Don’t Seem Too Worried About Its Destruction

President Trump has sought to fan fears about lower property values and crime, but polls suggest his general statements are not resonating locally.

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Virus Pulls Down Trump, Poll Shows, and G.O.P. Senators Suffer With Him

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine’s Senate race.

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Polls: Coronavirus Pulls Down Trump and GOP Senators Suffer

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine’s Senate race.

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