The ideological distance between Ginsburg and Barrett is the biggest gap since 1991, when Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights lawyer and historic first Black justice, was replaced by Clarence Thomas, a justice who has spent almost three decades at the far right end of the court.Read more
“I will cast my vote for Joe Biden on Nov. 3. It will be my first vote for a Democratic candidate for president of the United States,” Ridge wrote in the op-ed. “But it is not the first time I have said ‘no’ to Donald Trump. I urge my fellow Pennsylvanians to join me.”
Ridge also gave a scathing critique of Trump’s time in office, including his attempts to cast doubt on the election process. He also said the Trump “lacks the empathy, integrity, intellect and maturity to lead” and that he “sows division along political, racial and religious lines.”Read more
Senate Democrats, lacking votes to stop President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, are weighing an array of tactics to battle back — ranging from bringing the chamber to a screeching halt this year to pushing legislation to expand the court if they win the majority in the fall.Read more
Let’s state it up front: winning the popular vote means nothing in and of itself. You only become president if you win the Electoral College.
That said, the national polling matters a lot. We have a ton of it, unlike in a number of swing states. It’s more accurate than the state polling on average. Most importantly, we have a fairly good idea of what Biden’s margin needs to be nationally in order to win in the Electoral College.Read more
Neumann, who voted for Trump in 2016, now believes the nation can’t afford another term.
“We are less safe today because of his leadership,” she said. “And we will continue to be less safe under his control.”Read more
About 105 carloads of people came from all over the state and paid the $10 admission to commune with their fellow Democrats in a socially distanced setting.Read more
So after Biden’s speech, Ingraham invited Fail-Son #1 on the program to dissect the speech, and even Ingraham had to admit that Biden’s speech “exceeded expectations.” As she made this comment, you could see Junior deflate right there before our eyes.Read more
Kamala Harris officially accepting her party’s nomination for vice president, followed the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote (or rather, some women’s right to vote) was both fitting and significant, given that it was an evening filled with strong female voices, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Representative Gabby Giffords and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Read more
The surreal nature of the virtual proceedings this week did not fade on the second night of the Democratic NationalRead more
The 30-year-old first term lawmaker learned last week that she was given only a minute to address this year’s virtual Democratic National Convention. Her response, quoting the poetry of Benjamin E. Mays, was a social media bat signal to her Yorktown, N.Y., second grade teacher, Mai Jacobs, who taught Ocasio-Cortez to memorize and recite poetry from an early age.Read more