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Where GOP senators stand on quickly filling Ginsburgs Supreme Court seat

Mitch McConnell and President Trump both signaled their support for swiftly nominating a successor. Here's where GOP senators stand.

The Washington Post 20 Sep 2020 1:26 am

Who Trump might pick for the Supreme Court

A look at Supreme Court nominee possibilities, starting with parlor game favorite Amy Coney Barrett.

The Washington Post 20 Sep 2020 1:25 am

Trump says he will move without delay to fill Ginsburgs Supreme Court seat

A ferocious political battle that could transform the court and alter the election is looming.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 8:46 pm

The Kavanaugh fight defined the 2018 election until it didnt

The most recent Supreme Court nomination fight ended up not changing the midterm results very much.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 8:30 pm

Ginsburgs death crystallizes the choice in November as no other issue can

More than the balance of power on the Supreme Court will be wrapped up in a confirmation battle.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 8:14 pm

Battle over the replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg rages as tributes to late justice pour in

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that a nominee from President Trump would get a vote in his chamber, while leading Democrats, including the par

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 6:07 pm

Trump, Clinton and Obama respond to Ginsburgs death as political fight looms

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent shock waves through the country Friday night, igniting debate about the future of the high court.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 9:38 am

McConnell vows Trumps Supreme Court nominee will get a Senate vote

The Senate leader, who blocked former president Barack Obamas nominee for much of 2016, is pressing ahead within weeks of the Nov. 3 election.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 8:45 am

Ginsburgs death jolts chaotic presidential race as both sides prepare for Supreme Court battle

Top Republicans signal push to vote on new justice nominated by Trump, while Biden and other Democrats say the decision should be delayed until after Inauguration Day.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 8:12 am

Ginsburgs death sets off political battle over her replacement, Supreme Courts future

The 87-year-old dictated a statement to her granddaughter in recent days saying, My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 8:09 am

The GOP senators who will decide on Ginsburgs vacancy

What Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley and others said when a 2020 Supreme Court vacancy was just hypothetical.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 8:00 am

Where polling stands as the Supreme Court vaults into the top tier of campaign issues

Recent polling shows Democrats were more likely than Republicans to say that the Supreme Court was an important factor in their 2020 vote.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 7:28 am

Why Mitch McConnell intends to confirm a new Supreme Court justice now, when he wouldnt in 2016

In 2016, Mitch McConnell wouldn't fill a Supreme Court opening. He confirmed he will this time with Trump as president.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 7:19 am

Trump announces aid package for Puerto Rico in a campaign year reversal Democrats call brazenly political

The move underscores the importance of Florida in his reelection contest with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 5:45 am

Biden, Trump wield class arguments as they vie for working-class voters in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest

The former vice president is trying to make inroads among a group that strongly favored Trump in 2016.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 5:32 am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87. The Supreme Court justice was a legal pioneer for gender equality.

She rose to the top of her class at Columbia Law School in the 1950s, helped battle gender discrimination as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and, in 1993,

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 5:16 am

CDC reverses controversial coronavirus guidelines for testing people without symptoms

The move comes after the White House coronavirus task force directed the agency last month to make changes that limited testing, sparking an outcry among medical and publ

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 5:15 am

Long lines and hand sanitizer on the first day of early voting for general election

Many voters said they were unlikely to change their minds before Election Day and eager for their votes to count.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 4:15 am

Trump suggests hed consider removing FBI director over unfavorable testimony

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray testified in Congress about Russian interference in the 2020 election and the threat of antifa to Americans. He gave answers Trump didnt

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 4:07 am

What will happen if there are millions of votes to be counted on Election Night? Theyll count the votes.

Solving an apparently perplexing scenario for President Trump.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 2:42 am

Where Trump and Biden stand on the issues

Compare where Trump and Biden stand on key issues in the 2020 presidential election, including healthcare, the economy, climate and the coronavirus response. Where do the

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 2:41 am

Trump says, without evidence, every American will get coronavirus vaccine by April

Experts say the presidents latest timeline is nearly impossible to confirm since none of the vaccines in development have been proved effective or safe.

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 2:36 am

Trumps Puerto Rico aid reversal is very conveniently timed for Trump

The Trump administration apparently is over whatever hang-ups it had about Puerto Rico's corruption

The Washington Post 19 Sep 2020 1:25 am

Three-quarters of Americans know only a few people who support the candidate they themselves oppose

Post-polling of the 2016 presidential election showed a similar gulf.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 11:56 pm

Trump administration bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores beginning Sunday

The order banning the apps is unprecedented in the United States.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 10:32 pm

19 aides, allies and even family members who have spoken against Trump

Given the growing onslaught of Trump's internal critics, it can be difficult to keep them all straight.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 9:44 pm

Trump campaign manager didnt vote for his boss in 2016 or at all

Bill Stepien has not voted since 2015. He registered to vote in Washington, D.C., where he has lived since 2017, less than two months ago.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 9:37 pm

William Barrs habit of misleading

In less than two years as attorney general, William P. Barr has made false or misleading statements about mail-in voting, federal investigations and Justice Department pe

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 7:56 pm

Trump claims nothing more could have been done to defeat the coronavirus. Hes wrong.

The coronavirus response we might have had.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 7:41 pm

What Does a Second Coronavirus Lockdown Look Like? Ask Israel

Israel became the first developed country to impose a second nationwide lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases. As businesses are forced to close ahead of major Jewish festi

The Wall Street Journal 18 Sep 2020 7:37 pm

No TV ads, no presidential visits: Virginias era as a swing state appears to be over

A state that was a critical battleground for the past three cycles gets less love in 2020.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 7:30 pm

What the Trump and Biden town halls taught us about their upcoming debates

The big takeaway is that Trump struggles with tough questions.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 6:11 pm

Election live updates: Biden, Trump headed to Minnesota as early voting begins

The Democratic challenger will appear Friday at union hall in Duluth, Minn., while the Republican incumbent plans to stage a rally in Bemidji, Minn. They are appearing in

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 5:23 pm

Watchdog group calls on FEC to investigate donations to Trump and others by relatives and associates of Louis ..

In a new complaint to the Federal Election Commission, the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said a pattern of contributions made by the family and employees of the postmas

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 4:14 pm

Nalvany Supporters Say They Found Traces of Novichok in Hotel Room

A video posted on a social-media account of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny shows his team searching a hotel room where he stayed before he fell ill from Novichok poisoning

The Wall Street Journal 18 Sep 2020 4:10 pm

Biden Takes Aim at Trump on Social Security

A recent ad by Joe Bidens campaign attacks President Trumps payroll tax plan, saying it will deplete Social Security funds. But as WSJs Gerald F. Seib explains, both part

The Wall Street Journal 18 Sep 2020 3:00 pm

Trumps Social Security-illegal immigration attack on Biden misses its mark

The Trump campaign uses deceptive editing and a confusing message on illegal immigration to attack Biden in swing states.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 12:30 pm

Joe Bidens CNN town hall: An occasional whopper

The former vice president had his moments of over-exuberance but mostly stuck to the facts.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 8:08 am

Trump contradicts health advisers on coronavirus vaccine timetable as death toll mounts

CDC Director Robert Redfield is the latest to run afoul of the presidents upbeat message in the runup to the Nov. 3 election.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 5:46 am

Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move

Less than 50 days out from Election Day, the California Democrat and her most vulnerable members are at loggerheads over how to handle talks of pandemic relief.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 5:09 am

Eric Trump agrees to testify in New York investigation but not until after election

The New York Attorney Generals office has been seeking to interview the presidents son as part of a probe into the Trump Organizations financial practices.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 4:25 am

Trump claims rigged election after some N.C. voters got two ballots. They can still only vote once.

A mix-up in one county in North Carolina led to fewer than 500 voters receiving duplicate ballots.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 4:08 am

Charge that Trump fumbled the pandemic is strongly supported by available evidence

A former Pence aides assertions about the presidents focus are validated by what we already know.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 3:35 am

The Trailer: The big takeaways from 2020's primaries

In this edition: What we learned from hundreds of primaries, an interview with a QAnon-curious candidate, and the war over Joe Biden's words.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 3:21 am

A devastating picture of Trumps coronavirus response from a firsthand witness

Olivia Troye isn't the first White House aide or ally to speak out against Trump. But she's one of the most important. And what she describes is bleak.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 2:50 am

Federal judge issues temporary injunction against USPS operational changes amid concerns about mail slowdowns

The decision could cast the Postal Service into more tumult just as states have begun to send out mail ballots for the Nov. 3 election.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 2:11 am

FBI director affirms Russias aim to denigrate Biden ahead of election

Lawmakers pressed Christopher Wray to address politically motivated violence and foreign election interference.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 1:31 am

Former Pence aide says she will vote for Biden because of Trumps flat out disregard for human life during pand..

Olivia Troye, who worked as homeland security, counterterrorism and coronavirus adviser for Vice President Pence until August, said the administrations response cost live

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 1:30 am

The White women turning away from Trump

The White women who regret putting President Trump in office. Attorney General William Barr lambasts his own Justice Department. And introducing Canary, a Washington Post

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 1:30 am

In 160 words, Trump reveals how little he cares about the pandemic

Despite Trumps obvious eagerness to limit deaths and to return the economy to normal, he has consistently refused to offer a strong endorsement of mask-wearing.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 12:54 am

Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes Green Party presidential ticket from ballot, clearing the way for mail ball..

The states highest court also delivered another victory to Democrats in a separate case, ruling in their favor on a number of mail-voting rules.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 12:26 am

Mark Meadows just epitomized the White Houses stupefying position on masks

Now that Trump is again dubious of the necessity of masks, those around him must account for his stance. It's hard to do so in good faith.

The Washington Post 18 Sep 2020 12:09 am

Trump and his campaign try to allay concerns about trailing Biden in television ads

Aides point to their focus on in-person contact with voters, which the Biden campaign is doing virtually. Biden is spending far more on TV ads than Trump.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 10:49 pm

Former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is working with Pence on debate preparations, people familiar with sess..

Walker is effectively playing the role of Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, in practice sessions, the people say.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 9:46 pm

Trumps businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pan..

Trumps Bedminster, N.J., club billed $188,000 in previously unknown charges for a period that coincided with a visit by Ivanka Trump.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 9:18 pm

William Barr is the poster child for politicized law enforcement officials

Like his boss, Barr often stretches the truth to make a politically useful point.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 7:21 pm

Vote by mail: Which states allow absentee voting

The coronavirus pandemic will change how millions of Americans vote in November, as states expand access to vote-by-mail as a safer alternative to voting in person.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 5:57 pm

Election live updates: Trump returning to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall

The president's trip underscores the importance of Rust Belt states to his reelection bid. The Democratic challenger will appear before a socially distanced audience in P

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 5:47 pm

Poll: Sharp partisan differences now exist on foreign policy, views of American exceptionalism

Foreign policy differences once were mostly at the margins. In the Trump era, Republicans and Democrats are far apart on priorities and how to engage with the world.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 4:30 pm

Trumps most popular YouTube ad is a stew of manipulated video

The Trump campaign isolated segments from 10 video clips to give a misleading impression of Joe Biden's relationship with China.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 12:30 pm

Trumps messy attempt to clean up unwelcome coronavirus vaccine news

The president said CDC head Robert Redfield misspoke when he offered up a lengthy timeline, but Trump didnt have much in the way of facts to explain why.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 7:11 am

Courts may reconsider temporary coronavirus restrictions as pandemic drags on

A federal court ruling in Pennsylvania this week departs from others upholding governors emergency powers.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 5:27 am

Biden questions whether a vaccine approved by Trump would be safe

I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. But I dont trust Donald Trump, the Democrat said.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 5:06 am

Top health official says states need about $6 billion from Congress to distribute coronavirus vaccine

We need to get resources to states now,' warns CDC Director Robert Redfield.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 5:04 am

Trump blames blue states for the coronavirus death toll but most recent deaths have been in red states

The president's effort to blame his political opponents obviously falls flat.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 4:23 am

Trump Says He Isn't Prepared to Sign Off on TikTok Deal

At a news briefing Wednesday, President Trump was asked whether he would approve Oracles pending deal for TikToks U.S. operations. In August, the White House said ByteDan

The Wall Street Journal 17 Sep 2020 4:11 am

Hurricane Sally Brings Historic Flooding After Making Landfall in Alabama

Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 storm early Wednesday, packing strong winds of up to 105 miles an hour and threatening to hit parts of the Gulf C

The Wall Street Journal 17 Sep 2020 3:20 am

Committee delays vote on former political commentator to head Office of Personnel Management

John Gibbs faced skeptical questioning at his confirmation hearing last week from senators of both parties.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 3:11 am

Because of pandemic, Supreme Court will begin new term with teleconference arguments

The justices, six of whom are at special risk because of age, have not held arguments in person since March

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 2:40 am

If voters are wary of stating support for Trump in polls, why does he outperform GOP Senate candidates?

The unfounded shy voter theory still lacks much evidence.

The Washington Post 17 Sep 2020 1:18 am

Timeline: The 123 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat

The president's unfailing optimism, over time.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 11:19 pm

Trumps increasingly overt effort to pretend Biden is actually president

In Trump's town hall Tuesday night and in comments over the past week, Republicans have increasingly talked about Biden as if he's been the one in charge.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 10:27 pm

The key shifts in Minnesota and Wisconsin that have improved Bidens chances of victory

They have been almost uniformly in Biden's direction.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 10:15 pm

Why House Democrats have good reason to be anxious about no coronavirus relief deal

The political blame-game tables are turning.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 9:51 pm

The problem with Trumps herd mentality line isnt the verbal flub. Its the mass death.

How many deaths is too many?

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 8:09 pm

State Department officials to appear before House panel on inspector generals ouster

Foreign Affairs Committee members expected to ask whether Steve Linicks firing was part of a bid to quash probe into Saudi arms sales.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 7:34 pm

Nonpermanent federal workers could be hired for up to 10 years under Trump proposal

The proposed rule change could help agencies in hiring but a union representative said it undermines the whole idea of a career workforce.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 6:55 pm

Trump keeps dodging the crux of major issues -- and thats showing in his reelection prospects

A new Post-ABC News poll shows him behind Biden with Wisconsin voters

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 5:57 pm

Trumps incoherent defense of his coronavirus response

Trump's town hall performance indicates he still doesnt have good answers on the coronavirus.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 3:55 pm

U.S. Versus China: Japans New Prime Ministers Tough Balancing Act

Yoshihide Suga, who succeeded Shinzo Abe as Japans prime minister, will face the increasingly difficult challenge of balancing the countrys relationship with the U.S. and

The Wall Street Journal 16 Sep 2020 3:40 pm

Post-ABC Wisconsin poll shows Biden holding narrow edge over Trump

President Trumps law-and-order message has so far failed to translate into significant support or change the dynamic of the race there, according to a Washington Post-ABC

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 3:30 pm

The Senate seats most likely to flip in November

Even as Democrats map has expanded, Republicans see races tightening in their favor.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 3:30 pm

Post-ABC poll and others suggest Minnesota has shifted since 2016, but by how much?

President Trump's support among non-college-educated White voters appears weaker than it did four years ago.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 3:30 pm

Video: Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall in Alabama

Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 storm early Wednesday, packing strong winds of up to 105 miles an hour and threatening to hit parts of the Gulf C

The Wall Street Journal 16 Sep 2020 3:28 pm

Trumps ABC News town hall: Four Pinocchios, over and over again

The questions were tough. But the president kept responding with falsehoods. Here's a guide to 24 of them.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 9:02 am

Parsing Trumps baffling, head-slapping comments on mask-wearing

During an ABC News town hall, he was asked why he doesnt support a mask mandate. Well, waiters for one.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 8:38 am

Watch Series 6 and a New iPad Air (But No iPhones): Apples Event Lineup

In an unusual fall event, Apple left out the iPhone but revealed new details about the new Watch Series 6 and SE, Fitness+ subscription service and redesigned iPad Air. W

The Wall Street Journal 16 Sep 2020 5:23 am

Biden visits Florida as Democrats worry about his standing in the state

Joe Biden courted veterans and Latinos in Florida on Tuesday, visiting a state where fellow Democrats worry he is losing ground.

The Washington Post 16 Sep 2020 4:51 am

Louisville to Pay Breonna Taylor's Family $12 Million Settlement

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Tuesday that the city will pay the estate of Breonna Taylor $12 million and install police reforms, as part of a legal settlement

The Wall Street Journal 16 Sep 2020 3:36 am