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Democrats and Republicans clash over whether Amy Coney Barrett should recuse herself from election decisions if confirmed to the Supreme Court

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Democratic Senator Cory Booker on Sunday said he plans to meet with President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and see if she's willing to recuse herself from election-related decisions.
"One of the things I want to ask her is will she recuse herself in terms of any election issues that come before us because if she does not recuse herself, I fear that the court will be further delegitimized," said Booker, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Booker cited concerns about Trump's refusal to say whether he'll...
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Joe Biden makes plea to GOP Senators to 'take a step back from the brink' and hold off on Amy Coney Barrett vote

Joe Biden makes plea to GOP Senators to 'take a step back from the brink' and hold off on Amy Coney Barrett vote

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday asked for the Senate to hold off on voting for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and wait for the results of the November general election.
Biden, speaking from the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, appealed to Republican Senators in asking that they respect the will of the voters and allow them to participate in the process.
"If we're going to call ourselves a democracy, their voices must be heard," Biden said. "I urge the American people to keep voting and let your current...
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Koch-backed advocacy group launched a 'full-scale' campaign to push Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation

Koch-backed advocacy group launched a 'full-scale' campaign to push Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Americans for Prosperity , a political advocacy group backed by billionaire Charles Koch, is campaigning to support President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, the group said in a press release Saturday.
"today commended President Trump for nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court," the group said in the release, adding that it "now commits the full weight of its permanent grassroots infrastructure to drive her confirmation to the high court."
AFP said it will launch its campaign with "several waves of targeted direct-mail...
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Joe Biden says he will set up 180-day bipartisan commission on possible...

Joe Biden says he will set up 180-day bipartisan commission on possible Supreme Court packing

Joe Biden told '60 Minutes' he wants to set up a 'national commission' to study a national court system he calls 'out of whack,' breathing new life into the idea of Supreme... Read more ...

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US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected to 787,000 as labor-market rebound shows strength

Summary List Placement The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits declined more than expected last week as the nation's labor market continued to show signs of... Read more ...

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A 28-year-old volunteer in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial has died...

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Summary List Placement A participant in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial in Brazil has died, marking the world's first death from a COVID-19 vaccine trial. The deceased... Read more ...

Elon Musk said Tesla is about to hike the price of its 'full self-driving'...

Elon Musk said Tesla is about to hike the price of its 'full self-driving' software by $2,000

Summary List Placement Tesla is about to raise the price of its "full self-driving" software by about $2,000, CEO Elon Musk announced on Thursday. The price of the assisted... Read more ...

A striking new poll out of Texas shows Biden tied with Trump in a state...

A striking new poll out of Texas shows Biden tied with Trump in a state that's been a GOP mainstay since 1976

Summary List Placement A new poll places President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden currently neck and neck in the otherwise reliably red state of Texas. The... Read more ...

Google says an Iran-linked disinformation campaign targeted 25,000 Gmail...

Google says an Iran-linked disinformation campaign targeted 25,000 Gmail users, corroborating a US statement about threatening emails sent to Democratic voters

Summary List Placement Google appears to have corroborated a US national intelligence statement that an Iranian campaign sent registered Democratic voters a spate of... Read more ...