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What Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination Means For The 2020 Election

Sunday, September 27, 2020

The focus on the court could help energize conservatives in key states. Progressives are fired up, too — immediately after Saturday's announcement, Democrats tied Barrett to a fight for health care.


Senate Judiciary Panel To Start Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings On Oct. 12

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett are expected to last four days. President Trump wants a final vote in the Senate before the election.


McConnell Reiterates Pledge To Vote On Trump's Supreme Court Nominee This Year

Monday, September 21, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that voters elected a GOP Senate in 2016 and strengthened it in 2018 because they wanted action on the president's federal judicial nominations.


Amid Flood Of News, Voters Appear Locked In On Their Presidential Choices

Friday, September 11, 2020

For many, this election is a "clear choice." Here's what voters said in interviews in six key swing states about President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.


How Progressive Democrats Fared This Primary Season – And What It Means

Friday, September 04, 2020

Progressives working to tilt their party more to the left had mixed results in 2020. Candidates stressed climate change and health care issues, but voters also zeroed in on issues of representation.


Pence Warns Of An Unsafe America Under Biden: Takeaways From Day 3 Of The RNC

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Vice President Pence stressed a law and order message as protests over racism and policing continue. Republicans also worked to shore up support from suburban women and contrast visions of the future.


4 Takeaways From Night 2 Of The Republican National Convention

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Melania Trump empathized with those struggling with the coronavirus, while others sidestepped the pandemic's impact on the economy. The program disregarded old lines between official and political.


4 Takeaways From Night 3 Of The Democratic National Convention

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Kamala Harris used her prime-time speech to introduce herself and excoriate President Trump. Former President Barack Obama launched a rare attack on his successor. And Democrats urged people to vote.


4 Takeaways From Night 2 Of The Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Tuesday's lineup featured Jill Biden, who gave personal and hopeful remarks. Other speakers Tuesday touted health care, and a remote roll call vote featured diverse voices.


Michelle Obama Rips Trump As 'Clearly In Over His Head'

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The former first lady used her prime-time speech during the opening night of the Democratic convention to rebuke President Trump and urge Americans to vote for Biden "like our lives depend on it."


After Delays, Republicans Rolled Out A New Pandemic Relief Bill. Democrats Balked

Monday, July 27, 2020

After days of delays, congressional Republicans unveiled their $1 trillion proposal for a fifth wave of pandemic relief. Democrats are not on board — signaling tough negotiations ahead.


House Passes Bill Removing Confederate Statues, Other Figures From Capitol

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Democrats say they want to remember history, but not honor Confederates. Their bill also calls for removing a bust of Justice Taney, author of a landmark case barring citizenship for an enslaved man.


White House And Congress At Odds Over Pandemic Relief Package

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is set to unveil a GOP proposal this week that is facing some opposition among GOP senators and the White House.


Lawmakers Are Far Apart On A New Coronavirus Relief Bill. Here Are 5 Sticking Points

Monday, July 20, 2020

As Congress returns from its recess, the sticking points in another pandemic relief package include unemployment benefits. Plus, here are five more things to watch this week.


John Bolton Levels Historic Charges At Trump. A Wary Washington Isn't Jumping

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The former national security adviser is reviled so equally by so many on all sides in Washington that the allegations in his new memoir may not spark the kind of response they otherwise might.


Trump Vetoes Bill To Limit Military Powers Against Iran, Calling It 'Very Insulting'

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

As promised, President Trump vetoed a resolution that would have limited his ability to take military action against Iran without congressional approval.


Congress Won't Return Until May, As Talks Appear To Stall On Small Business Aid

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The schedule change, which followed the advice of health experts, comes as talks stalled on Republicans' push to boost funding for a small business program.


Fate Of 'Interim Emergency' Relief Bill Uncertain As Parties Debate Size, Timing

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Senate Majority Leader McConnell wants another $250 billion for small businesses. Top Democrats are asking for $250 billion more for state and local governments, but the White House is pushing back.


Pelosi To Create Bipartisan Committee To Oversee Coronavirus Response

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The House speaker said the new select committee, chaired by Rep. James Clyburn, will focus on accountability and transparency in the new spending and programs to address the pandemic.


READ: House Democrats Offer Their Own 3rd Coronavirus Response Bill

Monday, March 23, 2020

A counterproposal to the Senate's massive aid package proposal to address the coronavirus crisis, House Democrats have released a bill: the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.