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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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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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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Romney makes up new ‘precedent’ to say he’ll vote on a Trump Supreme Court nominee

This means McConnell has the votes. He doesn’t know (supposedly) the nominee yet, but he’s got the votes. It’s worth noting that he’s been sitting on the HEROES Act coronavirus relief bill for four months without acting, but will try to push a Supreme Court nominee in five weeks. 

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Ocasio-Cortez Joins Schumer Rallying Voters Against Quickie Supreme Court Pick

In an unusual new partnership, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined forces Sunday night with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to mobilize voters against the Republican plan to ram through their pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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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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