Pop Cramps: Walk, Drive, Fly You or Your Ballot to the Polls or Drop Box

With a week to go, it’s apparent that if you haven’t mailed your ballot, it has a chance of not getting there by election day, and the Supreme Court says, at least in Wisconsin, that means your vote can’t be counted.

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As cases soar, Trump declares pandemic ending and Biden criticizes his handling of it.

“The bottom line is, Donald Trump is the worst possible president, the worst possible person, to try to lead us through this pandemic,” Biden said. “Either he just doesn’t have any idea what to do or just doesn’t care.”

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WAPO Opinion | Amy Coney Barrett joins a Supreme Court that’s largely out of step with the national consensus

The last time the court had a majority of justices nominated by a Democratic president was in 1969, when Abe Fortas resigned. In the years since, Republican presidents have named 15 of 19 justices. That’s right, Democrats have had only four nominees confirmed in the past half-century.

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett again updates her Senate paperwork after CNN’s KFile found omissions

KFile reported on Wednesday that public calendars from the University of Notre Dame’s law school showed that seven talks, including one with the law school’s anti-abortion group, were not initially included in her Senate paperwork.

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Opinion | Looking for a single responsible Republican in the Senate

It is premature for Chairman Graham to commit to a hearing schedule when we do not know the full extent of potential exposure stemming from the president’s infection and before the White House puts in place a contact tracing plan to prevent further spread of the disease.

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Tuesday’s Debate Made Clear the Gravest Threat to the Election: The President Himself

President Trump’s angry insistence in the last minutes of Tuesday’s debate that there was no way the presidential election could be conducted without fraud amounted to an extraordinary declaration by a sitting American president that he would try to throw any outcome into the courts, Congress or the streets if he was not re-elected.

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Democrats intent on making fight over Trump?s Supreme Court pick about threat to Obamacare

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.

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Top Republicans Promise ‘Peaceful Transfer Of Power’ After Trump Wouldn’t

Top Republicans on Thursday vowed to ensure a peaceful transfer of power should President Donald Trump lose the November election, a day after Trump refused to commit to doing so.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who almost never publicly pushes back against Trump, said whoever wins the election will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.

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Poll: Americans Say Trump Should Wait To Nominate Ginsburg Replacement

Roughly half, 49%, say Trump should wait so that whoever wins the election can nominate Ginsburg’s replacement. Another 36% say he should immediately nominate a replacement. They say, 44% to 37%, that presidents in the final year of their term should generally wait until after the election to handle any Supreme Court vacancies.

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