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President Donald Trump's nomination of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has drawn new attention to her association with a Christian group called People of Praise.

9/27/2020 9:34:26 AM

By nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump took the first step Saturday toward solidifying a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court, a shift that could usher in sweeping changes to health care, as well as abortion, voting and gun rights. But the moment also served as an overture to female voters as Trump tries to address a historic gender gap in the polls.

9/27/2020 12:43:37 PM

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells CNN's Chris Cuomo that he does not regret changing the rules to eliminate the need for 60 votes to end debate over judicial nominations, which some argue paved the way for Sen. Mitch McConnell to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

9/24/2020 9:13:51 PM

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the committee will approve Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court on October 22, setting up a full Senate vote to send her to the high court by the end of the month.

9/27/2020 10:26:08 AM

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, is a proven conservative with a compelling personal story who has long been atop President Donald Trump's Supreme Court short list.

9/26/2020 10:56:46 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that President Donald Trump is in a "hurry" to confirm his Supreme Court nominee so that the conservative jurist can participate in a highly consequential Obamacare case the court is set to hear days after the election.

9/27/2020 12:06:38 PM

• Jill Biden says her husband is ready for first debate with Trump this week • Here's how the candidates are preparing for the first presidential debate

9/27/2020 12:41:30 PM

• Some young activists aren't excited about Biden-Harris ticket. Here's why • Analysis: What America's European allies want from a Biden presidency

9/27/2020 7:20:59 AM

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9/27/2020 3:35:46 AM

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As fires ravage California, Trump gives his climate-change solution: 'It'll start getting cooler'California Gov. Gavin Newsom unsuccessfully pressed President Trump on Monday to acknowledge that climate change is making wildfires worse across much of the West Coast.


9/14/2020 3:31:10 PM

Breonna Taylor's mother reaches $12M settlement, police reform agreement with LouisvilleThe family of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot and killed by police in her Louisville, Ky., apartment earlier this year, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the city for $12 million that includes an agreement to implement a number of police reforms.


9/15/2020 3:09:50 PM

Armed gangs ‘protecting property’ in wildfire evacuation zones are confronting people at gunpoint, Oregon police say‘The last thing I want to see is something tragically happen because somebody is overreacting’


9/15/2020 1:01:13 PM

Cotton Announces Bill to Revoke China’s ‘Most Favored Nation’ StatusSenator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) announced Monday that he is introducing legislation to repeal permanent most favored nation trade status, a designation that guarantees equal trading opportunity among a nation's trade partners.In an appearance on Fox & Friends, Cotton criticized China’s status as a most favored nation, and said he would introduce legislation this week that would require the president and congress to reassess the status each year.Under Cotton’s new legislation if China were to “shoot missiles at our ships in the Western Pacific” or crack down on Hong Kong as it has done this year, “then we would be able to say each year we are not going to renew most favored nation status for China,” he said. > China should be stripped of its permanent most-favored-nation status.> > Joe Biden voted to give the communist country the special trade status 20 years ago, supercharging the loss of American manufacturing jobs.> > I'm introducing legislation to end it. pic.twitter.com/LWPXmcORlf> > -- Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) September 14, 2020The senator also blasted Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for his decades of support of increased trade opportunities with the Chinese Communist Party.“This week is the twentieth anniversary of Joe Biden voting to give permanent most favored nation status to China,” he said. “Just think about that — most favored nation status to a communist country.”He said the status had “supercharged the loss of American manufacturing jobs” and criticized the former vice president for defending it last week during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.Tapper asked Biden, “A lot of people think that allowing China into the World Trade Organization, which you supported, extending most favored nation status to China, which you supported, that those steps allowed China to take advantage of the United States by using our own open trade deals against us. Do you think, in retrospect, you were naive about China?”Biden defended the stance saying, “No, here is the thing. In the context of that, we want China to grow. We don’t want a war with China.”Cotton has shown repeated disapproval of Biden’s stance on China and in March published an article at National Review titled “Joe Biden Is China’s Choice for President,” in which he criticized Biden’s support for China’s most favored nation status. “In the critical fight over whether to grant most-favored-nation trade status and World Trade Organization membership to China in the 1990s — a fight in which, again, many of his party’s leaders in Congress were on the right side — Biden carefully shepherded China through the process from his powerful perch as the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” the longtime China hawk wrote. In 2000, Biden voted to approve Permanent Normal Trade Relations with the country, which created a path for China to become a member of the World Trade Organization one year later.“Wherever a brake might have been applied — by placing human-rights or labor conditions on most-favored-nation status, for example — Biden voted the measures down and lobbied other senators for Beijing,” Cotton continued. “Unfortunately, China and Biden got their way, and American workers are still suffering from it.”


9/14/2020 9:14:41 AM

Perfectly preserved Ice Age cave bear discovered in Arctic RussiaReindeer herders in a Russian Arctic archipelago have found the immaculately preserved carcass of an Ice Age cave bear, researchers said Monday.


9/14/2020 2:36:58 PM

ICE whistleblower: Nurse alleges 'hysterectomies on immigrant women in US'A complaint alleges unsafe treatment and conditions at a migrant detention centre in Georgia, US.


9/15/2020 1:29:45 PM

Teen hunter run over by corn chopper after falling asleep in field, Michigan cops sayThe teen had been dropped off to hunt earlier in the day, police say.


9/14/2020 8:15:06 AM

American woman's German bar crawl spreads Covid to at least 59 peopleDespite symptoms for coronavirus, 26-year-old went partying while waiting for test results. Bavaria's governor called it a "model case of stupidity."


9/15/2020 1:51:11 PM

Birds are dropping dead in New Mexico, potentially in the 'hundreds of thousands'Scientists are investigating why so many birds are dying and are asking the public for help.


9/15/2020 9:37:35 AM

Poll: Number of Americans willing to get COVID-19 vaccine falls to new low amid fears Trump is putting politics before safetyThe latest Yahoo News/YouGov poll reveals that less than a third of Americans (32 percent) say they plan to get vaccinated, a stunning 23-point decline that reflects rising concern about the politicization of the vaccine process.


9/14/2020 3:37:27 PM

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