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GOP-led Senate panel advances Amy Coney Barrett despite Dems' boycott

1 month ago   |   By ABC

Democratic senators refused to show up in protest of the GOP's rush to install President Donald Trump's nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Amy Coney Barrett Moves A Step Closer To Confirmation After Judiciary Committee Vote

Amy Coney Barrett Moves A Step Closer To Confirmation After Judiciary Committee Vote

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Democrats boycotted the vote, pointing to what they called the damage she would do to health care, and reproductive and voting rights, and the fact the vote took place amid the presidential election. (Image credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AP)
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Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott Thursday's vote to move forward on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the party's Senate leader confirmed. Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed Republicans' handling of Barrett's nomination to the nation's highest bench in explaining the...
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Watch Live: Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - Despite a Democratic boycott, Republicans are powering ahead to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by Election Day with the Senate Judiciary Committee set to recommend President Donald Trump's nominee to the full Senate.
Never before has the Senate confirmed a Supreme Court pick so close to a presidential election. Thursday's Judiciary Committee vote is expected to launch a rare weekend Senate session to push Barrett's nomination forward, as millions of Americans are casting early ballots.
Senate Democrats are planning to boycott Thursday's meeting. But the...
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Job growth slowed in November for a 5th straight month

Job growth slowed in November for a 5th straight month

America's employers scaled back their hiring last month as the viral pandemic accelerated across the country, adding 245,000 jobs, the fewest since April and the fifth straight... Read more ...

Biden Predicts 'Bleak Future' If Congress Doesn't Act On COVID-19 Aid

Biden Predicts 'Bleak Future' If Congress Doesn't Act On COVID-19 Aid

The president-elect said he and his team have been consulting with labor leaders, CEOs, mayors and governors in crafting their own coronavirus aid bill. Read more ...

Surveillance Tape Of Vote Counting Breeding False Fraud Claims In Georgia

Surveillance Tape Of Vote Counting Breeding False Fraud Claims In Georgia

State officials said the president's team is “intentionally misleading the public about what happened at State Farm Arena on election night.” Read more ...

DeVos extends student loan pause through January

DeVos extends student loan pause through January

The Trump administration on Friday granted an extra month of student loan relief to the 41 million Americans who have been benefiting from a freeze on monthly payments and... Read more ...

Supreme Court to review rulings against Trump's Medicaid work rules

Supreme Court to review rulings against Trump's Medicaid work rules

The Supreme Court on Friday said it would consider the Trump administration's request to reinstate work rules for some Medicaid enrollees, even as President-elect Joe Biden... Read more ...

Kellyanne Conway: 'It Looks Like Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Will Prevail'

Kellyanne Conway: 'It Looks Like Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Will Prevail'

The former White House counselor also said President Donald Trump has a right to continue challenging the 2020 election results. Read more ...

CDC urges for the first time that Americans wear masks indoors

CDC urges for the first time that Americans wear masks indoors

The CDC on Friday for the first time recommended that people wear masks at all times when they're not home, saying the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. has entered a phase of... Read more ...

House Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana, Bill To Stall In Senate

House Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana, Bill To Stall In Senate

The legislation removes cannabis from the list of federally controlled substances and expunges low-level convictions and arrests. But the GOP Senate is not expected to take up... Read more ...

Gov. Murphy lashes out at Gaetz for appearance at Young Republican gala

Gov. Murphy lashes out at Gaetz for appearance at Young Republican gala

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy admonished Florida congressman Matt Gaetz on Friday for attending a large gala event in the state after it was forced out of its... Read more ...

Trump Loves Winning But Keeps Losing His Election Lawsuits

Trump Loves Winning But Keeps Losing His Election Lawsuits

The president and his allies continue to mount new cases, recycling the same baseless claims with little or no luck. Read more ...