Barrett confirmation rises as issue in Kentucky Senate race

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking a victory lap in his home state of Kentucky for shepherding Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous…

A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” is making his identify public

In Georgia, Kamala Harris takes aim at Trump…

Obama to Join Biden on Last Weekend of Campaign…

Obama to Join Biden on Last Weekend of Campaign Trail. According to CNN, Former President Barack Obama will join Biden in a key battleground state. Two sources privy to the plans told CNN the location will be finalized within days. . Obama has made three solo appearances campaigning for Biden this past week in Pennsylvania, Miami and Orlando. Democrats hope Obama can rally the support of Black men, younger voters and Latinos. . His speeches have increasingly criticized Trump's response to COVID-19, his jobs record, overall behavior in office and his slew of angry tweets. . Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to Obama's speech in Orlando. Now @FoxNews is playing Obama's no crowd, fake speech for Biden, a man he could barely endorse because he couldn't believe he won, President Donald Trump, via Twitter

Road, logging restrictions to end in largest…

The federal government has announced plans to lift restrictions on building roads and logging in a pristine rainforest in Alaska that provides habitat for wolves, bears and salmon

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In Florida's Old South, a new political…

The last time Florida's Duval County voted for a Democratic presidential contender, it was 1976 and the candidate was Jimmy Carter

Battleground State Voters Are Driving Record…

Battleground State Voters , Are Driving Record Early Turnout. More than 64 million people have already cast their votes for the 2020 election, with an entire week to go before election day. The number is nearly half of the entire vote count for 2016. It is the most votes ever cast in early voting. A shift in voting rules due to the pandemic and polarized reactions to President Donald Trump have contributed to the significant increase in early voter participation. In battleground states — including Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Nevada and Georgia —. the early ballots make up more than 60 percent of all the votes that were cast in 2016. The number is higher in Texas, where early voters have cast more than 80 percent of all the ballots cast in 2016. Analysts say that Biden could be the potential winner in states where mail-in ballots have been utilized the most. In states that show fewer mail-in ballots cast, Trump could be the winner if his prediction of an in person, "red-wave" proves to be accurate

Even in death, pot candidate upends Minnesota US…

Adam Weeks was never going to win his Minnesota congressional race, but the deceased Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate has had an outsized effect on the suburban race

Surging coronavirus endangers Trump plan to…

Perdue, Ossoff set to meet in 2nd Georgia Senate…

Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff are set to meet in Savannah for their second debate

Amy Coney Barrett Set to Be Confirmed to Supreme…

Amy Coney Barrett Set to Be Confirmed to Supreme Court on Monday. President Trump will secure a political victory as Amy Coney Barrett is set to be confirmed to the Republican-controlled Senate. The final vote is to take place at 7:30 p.m. ET. Only 51 votes are needed for Barrett to claim her seat on the Supreme Court. According to an administration official, a swearing-in ceremony will take place either late Monday or Tuesday. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the confirmation “an inerasable stain on this Republican majority forevermore.”. He also attacked the prospect of Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the vote since several of his staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Many Democrats believe Barrett's confirmation will lead to the demise of the Affordable Care Act

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Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key…

Millions of mail ballots have yet to be returned in key battleground states just days before the presidential election

Whitmer, Benson defend election integrity amid…

Michigan’s Democratic governor and top elections official are defending the integrity of the election amid continued attacks from President Donald Trump

AOC Fires Back at ‘Unhinged’ Trump Name-Dropping…

AOC Fires Back at , ‘Unhinged’ Trump, Name-Dropping Her During Debate . Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a signature Twitter takedown of Donald Trump on Thursday night. . During the debate, Trump referenced the climate policy of Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive colleagues, saying “AOC plus three" ... "know nothing about the climate.”. They know nothing about the climate. I mean she’s got a good line of stuff, but she knows nothing about the climate, and they’re all hopping through hoops for AOC plus three. Not a real plan, Donald Trump, via HuffPost. In response, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to tell him that it’s actually “AOC plus 115.”. ... Because that’s how many House and Senate members have cosponsored the most ambitious climate legislation in American history, AOC, via Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez also reflected on her former job as a waitress, saying she would have never guessed an “unhinged” president would be repeatedly name-dropping her. . She then pointed out Trump’s use of her nickname, AOC, saying he did so to convey “disrespect.” . I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames … Women notice. It conveys a lot, AOC, via Twitter

Police: 7 taken to hospitals after Trump Omaha…

Police in Omaha, Nebraska, say at least seven people who attended an airport rally for President Donald Trump were taken to hospitals

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Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Unc…

Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Uncle’ Behavior. Barack Obama delivered a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump on Wednesday. . He gave his remarks at a drive-in campaign rally for Joe Biden in Philadelphia. While praising Biden for his decency, Obama reminded voters that Trump’s habit of insulting others is not “normal presidential behavior.” . We wouldn’t tolerate it from a high school principal. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a coach. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a co-worker. We wouldn’t tolerate it in our own family, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. He even compared Trump to a “crazy uncle,” calling his behavior “exhausting.” . With Joe and Kamala at the helm, you're not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day ... It just won't be so exhausting, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. Obama also took the opportunity to criticize Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us … He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself, Barack Obama, via ‘The Washington Post’

Migrants quickly expelled by Trump try repeatedly…

President Donald Trump’s vast reshaping of U.S. immigration policy may be most widely felt in his undoing of asylum