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UK Politics

Bill, Hillary Clinton React to GOP Attempt to Name Supreme Court Judge

Both former President Bill Clinton and former first lady Hillary Clinton criticized the idea of trying to nominate a judge to the Supreme Court before the November election after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. "Well, of course, it's superficially hypocritical call, isn't it? I mean Mitch McConnell wouldn't give President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, a hearing 10 months before the presidential election. And that meant we went a long time with eight judges on the court," the former president told CNN on Sunday. "This is what they do. I think that, you know, both for Sen. McConnell and President Trump, their first value is powRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Sen. Murkowski: Supreme Court Nominee Should Not Be Taken up Before Election

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the Supreme Court nominee fight should not be taken up before the November election, becoming the second Republican senator to voice their opposition to vote in the coming weeks. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also said she opposes voting on a Supreme Court nominee before November's elections. "For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election. Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed," Murkowski said in a statement on Sunday. "I did not support taking up a nomination eight Read More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Most Rust Belt Voters Support Fracking: Poll

The plurality of voters in key battleground states in the rust belt support fracking as a means of increasing oil and natural gas production in the United States, according to The Epoch Times' Rust Belt Poll. More than 39 percent of the likely and registered voters in the rust-belt states of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin support fracking, more than 33 percent oppose, and 27 percent are undecided, according to the poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said he would ban all “all "oil drilling or gas drilling on federal lands," a plan which one by one estimate results in the loss of 1 million jobRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Pelosi: House Will Use Every Arrow in Our Quiver to Prevent Supreme Court Nominee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested Sunday that Democrats will use every possible option to stop President Donald Trump from nominating a Supreme Court justice during a lame-duck session after Election Day. “We have our options, we have arrows in our quiver that Im not about to discuss right now,” she said on ABC's "This Week." "But the fact is, we have a big challenge in our country." Asked if Democrats won't "rule anything out," Pelosi said that lawmakers have responsibilities. She was also asked by the ABC interviewer about whether she would support another impeachment. “We have a responsibility, we take an oath to Read More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Democrats Threaten Retaliation If Trump Fills Supreme Court Vacancy: Pack the Courts

Democrats are threatening to expand the Supreme Court and pack it with their own judges if the GOP moves forward with filling a vacancy left after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last week. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) wrote in a statement: "Mitch McConnell set the precedent. No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court." Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) also wrote that if McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader, "holds a vote in 2020 … we pack the court in 2Read More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

UK Politics

Trump Economist Touts Nations Record-Low Poverty Rate

Stephen Moore, an economist and informal adviser to President Donald Trump, on Sunday highlighted recently released census data showing that the poverty rate in the United States dropped to the lowest level on record in 2019. The Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report on Sept. 15 which showed that both the poverty level dropped to 10.5 percent last year, the lowest on record, while the median household income rose to $69,000, the highest on record. “In 2019 the poverty rate in the United States was lower than it has been at any time since they started measuring it in 1958,” Moore told raRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Schumer: Nothing Is Off the Table If GOP Moves to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told his colleagues during a Democratic caucus call on Saturday afternoon that retaliation is possible if Republicans fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the inauguration in January. “Let me be clear: if Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year,” Schumer said, according to Politico. “Nothing is off the table.” The New York senator added that “everything Americans value is at stake” and that Democrats should highlight the impact filling the vacancy would have on health care and civil rights, amRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

America

Envelope containing deadly poison ricin addressed to White House intercepted

Issued on: 20/09/2020 – 05:19 An envelope addressed to the White House and intercepted by U.S. authorities contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison that appeared to have been sent from Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Saturday. Advertising Read more An RCMP spokesman confirmed "it has received a request for assistance from the FBI in connection with a suspicious letter sent to the White House." The RCMP added "the FBI conducted an analysis on the substance found in the envelope. This report indicated the presence of ricin, a toxic substance." RCMP said it working with the FBI but declined to discuss further details. The envelope was intercepted at a government mail center before it arrived at the White House. Asked about the reports, the FBI said the agency and "U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no kn..

America

Trump says US Supreme Court nominee will be a woman

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will nominate a woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, a move that would tip the court further to the right following the death of liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Advertising Read more "I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman," Trump said at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. "I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more than men." As Trump spoke, supporters chanted: "Fill that seat." He praised Ginsburg as a "legal giant … Her landmark rulings, fierce devotion to justice and her courageous battle against cancer inspire all Americans." Earlier, he praised two women as possible replacements: conservatives he elevated to federal appeals courts. Trump named Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th Circuit and Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit as possible nominees for a lifetime appointment to the highest U.S. court. It would be his third appointment during his f..

America

Trump says US Supreme Court nominee will be a woman

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will nominate a woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, a move that would tip the court further to the right following the death of liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Advertising Read more "I will be putting forth a nominee next week. It will be a woman," Trump said at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. "I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more than men." As Trump spoke, supporters chanted: "Fill that seat." He praised Ginsburg as a "legal giant … Her landmark rulings, fierce devotion to justice and her courageous battle against cancer inspire all Americans." Earlier, he praised two women as possible replacements: conservatives he elevated to federal appeals courts. Trump named Amy Coney Barrett of the Chicago-based 7th Circuit and Barbara Lagoa of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit as possible nominees for a lifetime appointment to the highest U.S. court. It would be his third appointment during his f..

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