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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sanders-bernard, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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If the Supreme Court Ends Obamacare, Here’s What It Would Mean

The Affordable Care Act touches the lives of most Americans, and its abolition could have a significant effect on many millions more people than those who get their health coverage through it.

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Absentee Voting: Has Trump Handicapped The Republican Party’s Efforts?

A Republican vote-by-mail campaign in swing states may be undercut by President Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud.

#absentee-voting, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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N.Y.C. Schools Reopen for a First Day Unlike Any Other

Up to 90,000 in pre-K as well as students with advanced disabilities streamed into about 700 school buildings for in-person classes.

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The White House, Senate and Supreme Court Could All Hinge on North Carolina

Thom Tillis, who has embraced President Trump’s plan to quickly replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could become the deciding vote in the Senate.

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Has the President Handicapped His Own Party’s Efforts on Absentee Voting?

A Republican vote-by-mail campaign in swing states may be undercut by President Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud.

#absentee-voting, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Down With Judicial Supremacy!

The Supreme Court was never meant to be the only arbiter of the meaning of the Constitution.

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How the Religious Right Has Transformed the Supreme Court

The Roberts court has used the First Amendment to advance conservative Christian values.

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Book Review: ‘White House, Inc.,’ by Dan Alexander

In his new book, the Forbes reporter Dan Alexander examines President Trump’s private coffers since he took office.

#alexander-dan, #books-and-literature, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-inc-book

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Late Night Riffs on Republicans’ Flip-Flop Over Supreme Court Seat

Some senators who wouldn’t consider Barack Obama’s nominee in 2016 are happy to vote on President Trump’s. “Hypocrisy only matters if you have shame,” Seth Meyers explained.

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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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Republican Senators Line Up to Back Trump on Court Fight

Senators Charles Grassley and Cory Gardner gave the president the votes he needs, but for the Senate to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election will still be a challenge.

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Lagoa’s Role in Florida Will Be a Big Factor in Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump.

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N.I.H. Official Departs After Anonymous Posts Attacking Public Health Leaders

A managing editor of the right-wing website RedState appeared to attack Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and spread misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic while working for Dr. Fauci’s agency.

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #obama-barack, #ohio, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #wisconsin

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A Prosecutor’s Backstage Tour of the Mueller Investigation

Andrew Weissmann, a top lawyer in the special counsel’s office, details the investigators’ findings and frustrations in his new memoir, “Where Law Ends.”

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trying to Hammer Iran With U.N. Sanctions, U.S. Issues More of Its Own

The Trump administration targeted Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs after the U.N. refused to enforce international penalties that the U.S. said it had triggered over the weekend.

#arms-trade, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #maduro-nicolas, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #security-council-un, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats and Republicans Clash Over Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Democrats proposed a spending bill that omitted aid for farmers sought by President Trump, drawing Republican ire and leaving the fate of the bill unclear as federal funding is set to lapse.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #pelosi-nancy, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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

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

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax Fraud, D.A. Says for First Time

The assertion by the Manhattan district attorney offered rare insight into the office’s investigation of the president and his businesses.

#appeals-courts-us, #federal-taxes-us, #marrero-victor, #mazars-usa, #supreme-court-us, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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TikTok Deal with Oracle, Walmart Trips Over U.S.-China Feud

Companies involved in a deal to resolve TikTok’s future publicly clashed over the arrangement, while President Trump threatened to block any deal that left the service in Chinese hands.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mobile-applications, #oracle-corporation, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mueller’s Team Could Have Done More to Investigate Trump-Russia Links, Insider Says

A new book by one of the special counsel’s top deputies, Andrew Weissmann, is the first inside account of the investigation.

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Donald Trump vs. the Ivy League: An Election-Year Battle

Mr. Trump, himself an Ivy League graduate, has made Princeton, Harvard and other elite colleges targets this year.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #chemerinsky-erwin, #colleges-and-universities, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Democrats Should Fight For Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Seat

Here’s how they can apply maximum pressure, brand the process as the illegitimate farce it is and lay the groundwork for desperately needed reform.

#democratic-party, #elections-senate, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.N. General Assembly: Live Updates

As world leaders meet for the 75th United Nations General Assembly this week, the gatherings are virtual, but the challenges all too real.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #general-assembly-un, #manhattan-nyc, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #nuclear-weapons, #treaties, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations

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The first polling tidbits after the death of Justice Ginsburg.

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

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Supreme Court Fight Could Scramble Intense Battle for Senate

Republicans see benefits for candidates struggling in conservative states, but Democrats say the vacancy sharpens their health care message and underscores Republican fealty to Trump.

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Denial and Defiance: Trump and His Base Downplay the Virus Ahead of the Election

With resistance to face masks and scorn for science, President Trump and a sizable number of his supporters are pushing an alternate reality minimizing a tragedy that has killed almost 200,000 Americans.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bloomberg-michael-r, #bush-george-w, #democratic-party, #electoral-college, #ex-convicts, #florida, #gore-al, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2000, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fourth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Mitch McConnell Has Seen the Promised Land

Chutzpah doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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Kara Swisher Interviews Nancy Pelosi on ‘Sway’ Podcast

The most powerful woman in America plans to prevail in November. But what are the limits to her influence? Listen to the premiere of “Sway” with Kara Swisher.

#ginsburg-ruth-bader, #house-of-representatives, #pelosi-nancy, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jeff Zucker Helped Create Donald Trump. That Show May Be Ending.

The coziness between the TV executive and Mr. Trump is a Frankenstein story for the cable news era. But then the monster got away.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #harvard-crimson, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #zucker-jeff

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Trump Needs a Tutorial on How International Agreements Work

The administration is arguing that it is still a party to the Iran deal that it left with great fanfare in 2018.

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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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To Conservatives, Barrett Has ‘Perfect Combination’ of Attributes for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett is regarded as the leading contender to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Conservatives Try to Lock In Power

They want to maintain control for generations to come.

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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.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #federal-election-commission, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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‘There’s No There There’: What the TikTok Deal Achieved

The agreement for the social media app falls short of President Trump’s promises.

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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.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-senate, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Trump Seeks to Turn Israeli-Arab Accords Into Campaign Gains

President Trump’s re-election campaign lost no time turning a White House ceremony into a television ad, as it targets Jewish and evangelical voters.

#bahrain, #evangelical-movement, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #middle-east, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Supreme Court Live Updates and Tracker: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vacancy

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska became the second Republican senator to say the Senate should not consider a nominee before the presidential election.

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Live Supreme Court News Tracker

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska became the second Republican senator to say the Senate should not consider a nominee before the presidential election.

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Live Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Supreme Court Updates

As tributes to Justice Ginsburg continued, Democrats argued that the fight to replace her was about health care. Republicans, who refused to consider a nominee before the last election, tried to fend off charges of hypocrisy.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections-senate, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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The Supreme Court Vacancy After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death: Live Updates

In emotional displays, thousands honored Justice Ginsburg and vowed to protect her legacy. President Trump said the nominee “will be a woman,” and pressed to fill the seat “without delay.”

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections-senate, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Approves Deal Between Oracle and TikTok

The approval delays President Trump’s threat to block a popular Chinese-owned social media app from the United States until it receives investment from American partners.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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