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McConnell Expects Harsh Supreme Court Fight to Replace Ginsburg

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that even though the GOP appears to have the votes to confirm a new Supreme Court justice, the fight is far from over. McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke after obtaining the support of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) to hold a pre-election vote. “Two years ago, a radical movement tried to use unproven accusations to ruin a mans life because they could not win a vote fair and square," McConnell said on the Senate floor, referring to the contested confirmation process for former Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "Now they appear to be readying an even more appalling sequel. This time, the target will not just be thRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Bloomberg Effort Raises $20 Million to Pay Fines for Florida Felons So They Can Vote

An effort bolstered by support from billionaire Michael Bloomberg has raised over $20 million to pay off fines for Florida felons, enabling them to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Bloomberg, NBA star LeBron James, and singer John Legend were among those helping raise funds for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition with an October 5 voter registration deadline looming. The effort drew contributions from more than 44,000 people and eclipsed the $20 million milestone, the coalition announced Tuesday. "The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right," Bloomberg, a former Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement. "WoRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Democrats Cant Stop Senate Confirmation of Ginsburg Successor; Only Republicans Can

News Analysis Senate Democrats have virtually no chance of stopping Republicans in the chamber from confirming a sixth conservative justice on the nations highest court before the Nov. 3 election, Senate experts on both sides of the aisle tell The Epoch Times. There are parliamentary delaying tactics that will slow things temporarily such as quorum calls and repeatedly demanding time-consuming on-the-record votes, but most of the advantages are with the 53 Republicans who control the Senate, as long as they stay united. Plus, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is considered a master of Senate procedures, a fact that has often frustrated the Senates 45 Democrats and Read More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Justice Department Backs Challenge to New Mexicos Pandemic Restriction for Private Schools

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday weighed in on a lawsuit that challenges New Mexico's public health order concerning classroom capacity, which is deemed to be stricter for private schools than for public schools. In a statement of interest (pdf), U.S. Attorney John Anderson says that the state has violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by allowing public schools to operate at 50 percent of capacity, while limiting private schools to 25 percent of capacity for in-person classes. This differential treatment, according to the statement, has puts private education in New Mexico "at a direct and substantial disadvantage" in terms of the ability to offer meaRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Mnuchin and Powell Credit Stimulus With Boosted Recovery, Seek More Aid

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday said that while the U.S. economy is rebounding during the CCP virus-induced downturn, more government aid is likely needed. Mnuchin said he was ready to resume negotiations with top Democrats after talks stalled on a stimulus package last month. With the Senate gearing up for a battle over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election, there has been less incentive to pass a pandemic relief deal. “We are in a very different situation than we were the last time” when Congress passed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act in March to offset losses incurred by the CCPRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Trump Suggests Faster Investigations: Im so Angry at Republicans

President Donald Trump said during a rally in Ohio that he wants to see some investigations into alleged wrongdoing surrounding surveillance programs into his 2016 campaign. “Does anything happen? Nothing happens,” Trump said at an event in Dayton on Monday evening. “Im so angry at Republicans. I am. Im so angry. I am so angry, but a lot of things are happening.” The White House for months has been trying to push for an investigation into former Obama officials over the FBI's surveillance efforts into his campaign, which was dubbed Operation Crossfire Hurricane. Michael Horowitz, the inspector general for the Justice Department, said in DecembRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Romney Supports Senate Vote on Trump Supreme Court Nominee

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Tuesday said he supports the Senate holding a vote before the election on President Donald Trump's pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died at age 87 on Friday. "The Constitution gives the President the power to nominate and the Senate the authority to provide advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees," Romney said in a statement. "I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the Presidents nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications." The historical precedent of election-year nominations shows the Senate generally doesn'tRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Trump Will Announce Supreme Court Nominee on Saturday

President Donald Trump will announce his Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Saturday after her death was announced last week, setting the stage for a bitter congressional fight ahead of the November election. "I will be announcing my Supreme Court Nominee on Saturday, at the White House! Exact time TBA," Trump wrote on Twitter. "It'll be up to us to make sure our nominee is prepared and up to them to take [the] vote," White House chief of staff Mark Meadows also told reporters on Tuesday morning near the White House. "We do know there has been a quick timeline in the past for a numberRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Sen. Kaine: Impeaching Trump to Stall Supreme Court Nominee Is Foolish

Triggering another impeachment inquiry to stall President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee isn't a good idea, according to Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee. "Foolish idea," Kaine said Monday on "MSNBC Live" when asked whether he supports impeaching Trump or Attorney General William Barr in an effort to delay the nomination process. "I cant see virtually any Senate Democrats agreeing with it," he added. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Democrats would use "every arrow in our quiver" to try to prevent what will be Trump's third Supreme Court nominee from being conRead More From Source [contf] [contfnew] The Epoch Times [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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