Brad Parscale, Ex-Campaign Manager for Trump, Is Hospitalized in Florida

The Fort Lauderdale police said that Mr. Parscale’s wife called the authorities to their home because he was armed and threatening to hurt himself.

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A significant national lead for Biden.

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Why Voting in This U.S. Election Will Not Be Equal

The first episode of of our four-part series, Stressed Election, focuses on voter suppression in Georgia, where a growing Black and Latino population is on the precipice of exercising its political voice, if they get the chance to vote.

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We Don’t Need Debates

Trump will just make a scene and lie. What’s in it for voters?

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Ransomware Attacks Take On New Urgency Ahead of Vote

Attacks against small towns, big cities and the contractors who run their voting systems have federal officials fearing that hackers will try to sow chaos around the election.

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Political Groups Begin Dueling Over Barrett in a Costly Clash

The battle may near $40 million in spending and will help define the end of the presidential race, even if Democrats are unlikely to be able to stop the Supreme Court confirmation.

#barrett-amy-coney, #campaign-finance, #conservatism-us-politics, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Taxes: 18 Revelations from a Trove of Records

Times reporters have obtained decades of tax information the president has hidden from public view. Here are some of the key findings.

#conflicts-of-interest, #income-tax, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #presidential-election-of-2020, #the-apprentice-tv-program, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Obamacare Returns as Galvanizing Issue After Ginsburg Death, Barrett Nomination

The health law had slipped in voter priorities, but the Supreme Court vacancy and November arguments in a case challenging its constitutionality, have given the Affordable Care Act new urgency.

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E.P.A. to Promote Lead Testing Rule As Trump Tries to Burnish His Record

The E.P.A. will tout a new rule on testing lead in drinking water as President Trump’s latest environmental achievement, but water experts see only modest improvements at best.

#environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lead, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water-pollution

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Voters Believe Winner of Election Should Fill Court Vacancy, Poll Shows

A Times/Siena College poll showed that 56 percent said the next president should nominate a Supreme Court justice. And Joe Biden retained a clear lead over President Trump, 49 to 41 percent.

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With Nominee Set, Senate Republicans Plot Swift Supreme Court Confirmation

Republicans planned to hold four days of nationally televised public hearings the week of Oct. 12, aiming for a vote on the Senate floor by late October, just days before the election.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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By Lowering the Debate Bar for Biden, Has Trump Set a Trap for Himself?

President Trump has worked overtime to persuade followers that Joe Biden is addled and incoherent. That could backfire if Mr. Biden doesn’t fit the caricature.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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In Critical Swing State, Trump Again Stokes Doubt on Election Process

The president has spent months falsely insisting — against evidence offered by his own government officials — that mail-in ballots are subject to widespread fraud.

#barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Americans Mostly Agree on Policing. The Difference Is Priorities.

Democrats prioritize banning chokeholds, and Republicans are focused on not defunding the police.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voting-and-voters

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Democrats Don’t Want to Get Personal in Debate Over Coney Barrett

Joseph Biden and Democrats are wary of criticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett that could be perceived as personal attacks. They will focus on the real-world impact she might have as a Supreme Court justice on health care and access to abortion.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #emanuel-rahm, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #jones-mondaire-1987, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Trump’s Messy Divorce From New York

Have any president and his hometown ever had such mutual animosity?

#cuomo-andrew-m, #infrastructure-public-works, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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To Beat Trump, Mock Him

The lesson from pro-democracy fighters abroad: Humor deflates authoritarian rulers.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Mail-In Voting Fact-Check: What Is True and False?

Voters are facing a deluge of misinformation about voting by mail, some prompted by the president. Here’s a guide to those false claims.

#absentee-voting, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Here Are The Ways to Vote in the 2020 Presidential Election

This year’s election will be a little different from past ones, given the pandemic, but with planning and a few precautions, voting shouldn’t be any more difficult.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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The Judicial Wars Started on Biden’s Watch. Can He End Them?

He reveres Senate custom and recognizes the courts’ essential role in shaping a policy agenda. Those dual instincts have perhaps never been in greater conflict.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden, With Strong Polls, May Have More at Stake in the Debate: This Week in the 2020 Race

President Trump’s Supreme Court pick was leaked 24 hours before his official announcement. The Supreme Court nomination and next week’s first presidential debate both have the chance to alter the 2020 race.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Trump Again Says He Would Welcome a ‘Smooth’ Transition. But He Has Conditions.

The president warned his supporters of Democratic schemes to “cheat” their way to victory in November and said, “We’re not going to stand for it.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #newport-news-va, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Barr’s Approach Closes Gap Between Justice Dept. and White House

The attorney general has brought the department closer to the White House than it has been in a half-century, historians said.

#barr-william-p, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Justice Dept. Aids Trump’s False Narrative on Voting

In a series of unusual moves, the Justice Department has helped stoke skepticism about mail-in voting.

#absentee-voting, #barr-william-p, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #luzerne-county-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Polling calm before the debate.

#polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Making History, Ginsburg Is Honored at a Capitol Divided Over Replacing Her

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in Statuary Hall in a ceremony choreographed to allow the women of Congress to honor her legacy and the example she set.

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Would Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Cost the G.O.P. the Senate?

Mitch McConnell has a tricky needle to thread.

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How the 2020 Election Could Hinge on the Voting Process Itself

For many Americans, the fundamental question of this election is not just who will win, but also whether they will be able to cast ballots and have their votes counted.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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‘I Feel Sorry for Americans’: A Baffled World Watches the U.S.

From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And why won’t the president commit to a peaceful transition of power?

#bangkok-thailand, #belarus, #berlin-germany, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mexico, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Putin Wants a Truce in Cyberspace — While Denying Russian Interference

With an eye to a possible Biden presidency, the Russian leader called for a “reboot” on information security but offered no concessions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #moscow-russia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prigozhin-yevgeny-v, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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A Supreme Court Fight Might Be Exactly What America Needs

From the courts to Congress, we might need fewer embalming norms and more room for victories and defeat.

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Will Trump’s Presidency Ever End?

America is in terrible danger.

#democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump and Biden Court Catholic Vote, in Very Different Ways

Joseph Biden’s supporters are highlighting his Catholic faith and values while President Trump, with a Supreme Court selection looming, is operating on the culture-war turf he prefers.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-religion, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roman-catholic-church, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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As Trump Considers Amy Coney Barrett, He Faces a Tightrope

His pick is likely to galvanize Democrats while bringing him few new voters, and could hurt some Republican Senate incumbents. But the president needs to steer the debate away from the virus.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-senate, #lagoa-barbara, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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For People With Disabilities, Voting Is Always Hard. This Year, It Can Be Almost Impossible.

An estimated 38 million eligible voters have disabilities. It has always been hard for them to vote, and this year has brought even more obstacles.

#disabilities, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voting-and-voters

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What Do We Do When Everything Is Coming Apart?

It turns out 1820 has a lot to tell us about 2020.

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Joe Biden’s Stutter Is His Superpower

He already knows how to face down a bully.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stuttering, #trump-donald-j

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At the Debate, Joe Biden Must Deal With Trump’s Lies

Truth sandwiches, ridicule and other tactics for Joe Biden when he faces President Trump.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #debates-political, #lying, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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A Battle Over the Battle for the Supreme Court

Jamelle Bouie joins the podcast for a debate on reforming the highest court in the land.

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Supreme Court Could Give Trump Second Chance at Environmental Rollbacks

Court losses are piling up for President Trump’s environmental deregulation agenda. But a second term in the White House could help them stick.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A bonanza of polls, but winding up at the same place.

#polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #trump-donald-j

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Facebook Takes Down Networks Linked to Russian Disinformation

The social network said it was moving proactively to dismantle infrastructure Russia could use against the American presidential election.

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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.”

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Battles Over Voting Rules Fuel Concern About Postelection Fights

Even as early voting has gotten underway, some pivotal states are still litigating how ballots should be cast and counted, creating uncertainty that is being fanned by President Trump.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elias-marc-e, #michigan, #north-carolina, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #postal-service-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #priorities-usa, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

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If Trump Won’t Go, Then What?

Readers react to the president’s pre-emptive dismissal of election results that go against him.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Says D.A. Is Using ‘Speculation and Innuendo’ to Get His Tax Returns

Prosecutors have suggested in court papers that an investigation into the president could focus on a range of possible crimes.

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What Will It Take to Vote in Milwaukee?

The coronavirus has added strain to Wisconsin voters already facing challenges to ballot access.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #milwaukee-wis, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Trump Administration Adds to American Travel Restrictions in Cuba

Among other measures, Americans will no longer be able to import Cuban cigars or stay in hotels owned by the Cuban government.

#cuba, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #florida, #presidential-election-of-2020, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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