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On The Trail: Battle over Ginsburg replacement threatens to break Senate
- © Greg Nash The coming battle to fill a seat on the Supreme Court left vacant by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ruth Bader Ginsburg threatens to set the Senate on the path that would radically and acrimoniously change what was once the world’s most deliberative body. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell (R-Ky.) waited less than two hours after the court’s ...

Source: thehill.com
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Can in-person voting be made safe enough during the coronavirus pandemic? Yes
- Ironically, the coronavirus pandemic is one of the major issues of the 2020 election, and yet it is the very same issue that may keep millions of Americans from being able to vote in what may be the most important election in over 50 years. As Democratic nominee Joe Biden said, “ This election is about the soul of the nation .” While some states are making voting by mail easier during the pandemic, politics and ...

Source: bostonglobe.com
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Iran Claims Victory Over U.S. After Allies Abandon Sanctions Effort
- Iranian officials are celebrating what they claim is a victory over President Donald Trump's administration, after U.S. efforts to reimpose United Nations sanctions against Tehran fell flat this weekend. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that the U.S. had reimposed international sanctions using a so-called "snapback" mechanism in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—colloquially known as the ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Pelosi won’t rule out new impeachment inquiries to block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
- Appearing on ABC’s  This Week  on Sunday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi honored the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by aptly describing her as a “brilliant brain” on the Supreme Court, reminded people that it’s absolutely imperative to get out and vote this November, and the ongoing importance of battling the novel coronavirus pandemic. On the subject of the vacant Supreme Court seat, the Democrat ...

Source: alternet.org
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"A Rock of Righteousness; and My Good, Good Friend": SCOTUS Eulogizes Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Read their lovely tributes to their longtime colleague and friend. For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the newsletter. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a feminist icon, a tireless jurist, and a fearsome dissenter holding down the court’s liberal wing. But for the other members of the country’s highest court, where Ginsburg spent 27 years, she ...

Source: motherjones.com