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Business The Senate could vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just days before the presidential election

Lindsey Graham, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced Saturday night that the final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett could occur just days before Election Day. In an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro, Graham laid out a timeline for the confirmation process, saying he hopes to begin confirmation hearings on October…

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Business Tucker Carlson says ‘every story’ about Jacob Blake and George Floyd is a lie, the same day a federal judge wrote that viewers don’t take Carlson’s statements seriously

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Thursday that “every story” told of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and other victims of police brutality is “at its core” a lie. His remarks came on the same day that a federal judge dismissed a defamation case against Fox News, arguing that nobody takes Carlson seriously. Carlson…

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Business Minnesota officials stopped a door-to-door coronavirus survey after public health workers faced racial slurs and intimidation

State and federal officials halted a COVID-19 survey in Minnesota after residents harassed and threatened public health workers, the Star Tribune reported.  One Hispanic worker said she had been called more racist slurs carrying out the survey than she had in her whole life.  The coronavirus pandemic-induced fear has Americans induced harassment and hostility in…

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Business 2 Former GOP congressmen announce they support Biden, calling Trump ‘an ill-formed man who lacks basic self-control’

The American flag at half-staff at the US Capitol after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images Two former GOP congressmen, Charles Djou of Hawaii and Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, announced their support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a Roll Call opinion article. Djou and Edwards…

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Business Senate will reportedly begin hearings to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court pick on October 12

The GOP-led Senate will reportedly begin confirmation hearings on President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on October 12, according to reports from The Hill and Politico on Saturday.  The hearing is expected to last four days and could allow for a vote ahead of the November election,…

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Business A baffled world is watching as the US is overrun by COVID-19 infections and deaths — with no end in sight

Political leaders in countries across the world are baffled as the US, once seen as a superpower, struggles to get the coronavirus outbreak under control.  Across 13 countries including Canada, Australia, and Spain, the US has been viewed in the most negative light over the past year, and they are especially critical of the US’s…

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Business Oregon lawmakers demand answers after a report alleges that the Trump administration spied on protesters’ electronic communication

PORTLAND, OREGON – JULY 26: Federal police confront protesters in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland as the city experiences another night of unrest on July 26, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. For over 56 straight nights, protesters in downtown Portland have faced off in often violent clashes with the Portland…

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Business Trump’s acting Bureau of Land Management director just got removed by a federal judge, who said he was serving unlawfully

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive onstage during an Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A federal judge ruled Friday that William Perry Pendley, Trump’s acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, has been serving unlawfully, blocking him…

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Business Bill Barr has ‘brought shame’ on the Justice Department, says US prosecutor

A current federal proscutor said in a letter this week that US Attorney General Bill Barr “has brought shame” on the Department of Justice. “The attorney general acts as though his job is to serve only the political interests of Donald J. Trump,” wrote James D. Herbert, assistant US attorney for the District of Massachusetts.…

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Business Trump’s expected Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been a vocal opponent of Obamacare. If confirmed, she could sway the court to strike down the act.

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, several news outlets reported Friday evening. Barrett is a deeply conservative judge who is a longtime opponent of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act.  If she is voted on to the Court, she could strike down the…

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