We Don’t Need Debates

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

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #lying, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-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.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #emsisoft-ltd, #extortion-and-blackmail, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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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.

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An Editor’s Note on the Trump Tax Investigation

The New York Times has examined decades of President Trump’s financial records, assembling the most comprehensive picture yet of his business dealings.

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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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Sudan Is Focus of U.S. Efforts to Improve Ties With Israel

The U.S. is offering cash and promises to entice Sudan to recognize Israel before the American election, while the big prize, Saudi Arabia, remains out of reach.

#bashir-omar-hassan-al, #international-relations, #israel, #sudan, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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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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Sara Gideon Is Running Strong Against Susan Collins in Maine

Her opponent, Sara Gideon, is running on her record in the state — but does it matter in a year when all politics is national?

#collins-susan-m, #elections-senate, #gideon-sara-1971, #maine, #senate, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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Trump Announces Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee

In choosing Judge Barrett, the president opted for the candidate most likely to thrill his conservative base and outrage his liberal opponents.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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In Colorado, Fiery Political Novice Aims for a Seat in the House

Lauren Boebert, a Glock-packing newcomer to politics, upset a Republican incumbent, but increasing scrutiny and a well-funded challenger have made her a top target for Democrats.

#colorado, #elections-house-of-representatives, #republican-party, #tea-party-movement, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Amy Coney Barrett Is No Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When it comes to the Supreme Court, we’ve been to this identity politics movie before.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #minorities, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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U.S. Places Restrictions on China’s Leading Chip Maker

The export controls follow a review in which the United States concluded that Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation may be supplying chips to the Chinese military.

#china, #commerce-department, #computer-chips, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #samsung-group, #semiconductor-manufacturing-international-corporation, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What We Know About Voting in the 2020 Election

A primer on what to expect in this year’s presidential election — before, during and after Election Day.

#absentee-voting, #united-states-politics-and-government, #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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State Dept. Rescinded Award to Journalist for Criticizing Trump, Review Finds

The department told a Finnish reporter that she would be honored for her work to uncover Russian disinformation campaigns. It reversed itself — and tried to cover it up — after realizing she was also critical of President Trump.

#aro-jessikka, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #finland, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #senate-committee-on-foreign-relations, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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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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Justice Dept. Documents Highlight Criticisms of Mueller Inquiry

The attorney general provided information on two matters to President Trump’s allies that was meant to damage the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation and the special counsel’s office.

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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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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.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #holtzblatt-lauren, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Trump’s Corona Coronation

“There won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.” How could the president makes his intentions any clearer?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #pence-mike, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Ginsburg, Obama and the Lunch That Could Have Altered Supreme Court History

President Obama met with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hinting at retirement, but the art of nudging justices off the court is politically delicate and psychologically complicated.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #obama-barack, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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At Climate Week, America’s Cascading Disasters Dominate

This year’s events come amid a climate reckoning in the world’s richest country. Here are the takeaways.

#china, #climate-week-2020, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Field: Policing and Power in Minneapolis

Could a push to transform the police in the city where George Floyd was killed become the issue that defines the presidential election?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-visions-collective, #city-council-nyc, #city-councils, #noor-miski, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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What Do We Do When Everything Is Coming Apart?

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

#conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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The Incredible Influence of James A. Baker III

Peter Baker and Susan Glasser’s “The Man Who Ran Washington” tells the story of the incredibly influential statesman and insider’s insider.

#baker-james-a-iii, #baker-peter, #books-and-literature, #bush-george, #glasser-susan, #republican-party, #the-man-who-ran-washington-the-life-and-times-of-james-a-baker-iii-book, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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Trump Administration to Announce Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging

The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years.

#alaska, #environment, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #logging-industry, #tongass-national-forest-alaska, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilderness-areas

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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.

#cyberwarfare-and-defense, #facebook-inc, #internet-research-agency-russia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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Trump’s Stalinist Approach to Science

Bully and ignore the experts, and send in the quacks.

#atlas-scott-w, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #food-and-drug-administration, #stalin-joseph, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Booed as He Pays Last Respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The president was within shouting distance of angry protesters who chanted “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!”

#funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Lie in State on Friday. Here’s What That Means.

Justice Ginsburg will be the first woman to receive the posthumous tribute, joining a long list of representatives, senators and presidents.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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In Book Fight, Lawyers Clash on Whether to Fault Bolton or White House

A judge made no ruling at a hearing shadowed by a career official’s claims that Trump aides politicized the prepublication review process.

#bolton-john-r, #books-and-literature, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #justice-department, #knight-ellen-j, #lamberth-royce-c, #simonschuster-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-room-where-it-happened-a-white-house-memoir-book, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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.

#appeals-courts-us, #decisions-and-verdicts, #immunity-from-prosecution, #manhattan-nyc, #marrero-victor, #mazars-usa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #tax-evasion, #taxation, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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U.S. Risks Repeating 2009 Mistakes as Economic Recovery Slows

In the wake of the last recession, government spending dried up, dragging out the recovery. Policymakers warn against letting it happen again.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Emails Show How Pesticide Industry Influenced U.S. Position in Health Talks

The U.S. insisted that new international guidelines on combating drug resistance omit any mention of fungicides — a demand that the industry made but that ran counter to science.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #center-for-biological-diversity, #croplife-america, #drug-resistance-microbial, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #fungi, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #pesticides, #united-nations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization

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