POLITICS & POLICY

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, October 1, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Should Amy Coney Barrett recuse herself from California v. Texas, the case challenging Obamacare? Chuck Schumer has called for it: Sen. Schumer: “Judge Barrett should pledge to recuse herself from the case involving ACA a week
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Republican Senate candidate John James (johnjamesforsenate.com) John James, the Republican Senate candidate for the state of Michigan, is trailing incumbent Democrat Gary Peters by just one percentage point in a New York Times/Siena College poll released on Monday. Peters leads James 43-42 percent in the new poll. Respondents to the same survey taken in June gave
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Police officers stand guard during a rally against police in Portland, Ore., September 26, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Protesters toppled statues of former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln in Portland on Sunday night and smashed the entrance of the Oregon Historical Society during another night of violent protests that demonstrators dubbed the “Day of Rage.”
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Fifty-six percent say yes, according to a new Gallup poll. In 2012, when Barack Obama was running for re-election, only 45 percent agreed. On the other hand, only 31 percent of Americans think the country is heading in the right direction, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. That figure has been … Read More
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Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Reuters) Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Sunday called Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s refusal to say whether he would add seats to the Supreme Court if elected “grotesque,” saying court packing amounts to the “suicide bombing of two
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett at an event to announce her nomination to the Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 26, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett plans to say that courts “should not try” to make policy, and should instead leave policy decisions to political branches of government,
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(Kuzma/iStock/Getty Images Plus) 1990—More from Florida justices Rosemary Barkett and Gerald Kogan. In Stall v. State, the Florida supreme court adheres to its previous precedents holding that Florida’s statute criminalizing obscenity is constitutional. In a brief dissent, Barkett, joined by Kogan, asserts: “A basic legal problem with the criminalization of obscenity is that it cannot
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks while making a campaign stop in Pittsburgh, Pa., September 30, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Joe Biden on Friday again refused to state whether he would attempt to pack the Supreme Court if elected president, saying in an interview that voters “don’t deserve” to know his position
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Governor Andrew Cuomo wears a mask as he arrives to speak during a daily coronavirus briefing in New York, July 13, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters) A federal judge has approved the implementation of restrictions on religious gatherings in designated coronavirus hotspots in New York, citing the urgency of preventing the spread of the illness. Governor Andrew
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Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) asks questions of James Comey before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., September 30, 2020. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters) Senator Mike Lee tweeted, “Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and [prosperity] are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.” Oren Cass responded, “Likewise, free markets aren’t
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Soldiers march with a Chinese Communist Party flag during a rehearsal for a military parade in Beijing, China, October 1, 2019. (Jason Lee/Reuters) Professor Anne-Marie Brady’s work on CCP political interference in her native New Zealand is under review by university administrators. Nearly 150 China-focused experts and academics signed on to a letter this week
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Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during a Senate Committee Hearing in Washington, D.C., September 23, 2020. (Graeme Jennings/Reuters) Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday called the White House’s ceremony for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a “super-spreader event” for the coronavirus after the president and a number of attendees tested positive for the virus in its aftermath.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a briefing to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 10, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday introduced a bill to establish a commission that would rule on the president’s fitness for office. The bill, which Pelosi introduced along with Congressman Jamie Raskin,
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U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) I want to underscore once again just how flatly unacceptable Joe Biden’s now oft-repeated non-answer on packing the Supreme Court is. Here is Biden, once again, refusing to answer the question. “You’ll know my opinion of court packing,” Biden says, “when the election is over.” Joe
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On numerous occasions during the vice-presidential debate, Kamala Harris said that Democrats would listen and follow the “science.” Her cynically dangerous answer on vaccines says otherwise. Given an opportunity to walk back her previous attacks on massive private-public efforts to come up with a COVID vaccine, Harris doubled down, saying, “If Donald Trump tells us
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