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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Senate Democrats warn GOP of plans to retaliate if McConnell advances Trump court pick

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.

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Joe Biden: Why the former vice president’s national lead matters

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.

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Opinion | Biden and Harris speeches show they are the perfect rebuke to ‘Make America Great Again’

It was a powerful event, drawing a sharp contrast between the multiracial, multiethnic, gender-inclusive Democratic Party and the Republican Party of grouchy old White men. The language is telling.

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Senate Democrats refuse to play McConnell’s game on policing bill, get back up from NAACP

The opposition of the NAACP to this bill takes that away from McConnell. It makes it clear that the bill is useless and not worth Democratic votes, not unless they’re allowed to help shape it. Democrats don’t feel any need to play McConnell’s game. Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono summed it up perfectly: “I’m not going to vote on a half-ass bill.”

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Democrats running for Congress lean into science as a campaign message

Democrats, especially, think the coronavirus pandemic has become a strong proof point in their argument that the defense of science can be a winning campaign message — and some party strategists think that’s given candidates with scientific backgrounds, including doctors like Gandhi, an advantage.

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