The Senate is gearing up for a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and cement a conservative majority before Election Day despite Democratic efforts to stall President Donald Trump’s nominee
Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Uncle’ Behavior. Barack Obama delivered a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump on Wednesday. . He gave his remarks at a drive-in campaign rally for Joe Biden in Philadelphia. While praising Biden for his decency, Obama reminded voters that Trump’s habit of insulting others is not “normal presidential behavior.” . We wouldn’t tolerate it from a high school principal. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a coach. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a co-worker. We wouldn’t tolerate it in our own family, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. He even compared Trump to a “crazy uncle,” calling his behavior “exhausting.” . With Joe and Kamala at the helm, you're not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day ... It just won't be so exhausting, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. Obama also took the opportunity to criticize Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us … He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself, Barack Obama, via ‘The Washington Post’
Amy Coney Barrett Nomination , Is Advanced to Final Confirmation Vote. Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 12-0 on Thursday morning. The ten Democratic senators did not vote. Instead, they boycotted by placing in their seats photos of those whose lives have been saved by the Affordable Care Act. Amidst a global pandemic and ongoing election, Republicans are rushing to confirm a Supreme Court Justice to take away health care from millions ... , Senate Democrat Statement, via CNN. ... and execute the extreme and deeply unpopular agenda that they've been unable to get through Congress, Senate Democrat Statement, via CNN. Barrett, 48, is an active conservative whose appointment to the Supreme Court would add to the conservative majority by a count of six to three. In a fast-paced confirmation process, a full and final vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court is now scheduled for Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that her confirmation is all but assured, stating, "we have the votes."
Joe Biden has long accused the Trump administration of giving up on the coronavirus pandemic, but he is getting more aggressive, arguing that the president actively encouraged its spread
Mitt Romney Did Not Vote for Donald Trump in 2020 Election. On Monday, Senator Mitt Romney revealed to CNN that he did not vote for Donald Trump’s re-election. . I did not vote for President Trump, Mitt Romney, via CNN. He declined to say whether he voted for the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, or wrote in another candidate. . That's something I'm keeping private at this stage. , Mitt Romney, via CNN. Romney’s distaste for the president has not been a secret, dating all the way back to Trump’s 2016 campaign. . At the time, Romney delivered a speech denouncing Trump as a “con man,” “phony” and “fraud.” . Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University … He’s playing the members of the American public for suckers. , Mitt Romney, via 'The New York Times'. More recently, Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump during his impeachment trial in February.
U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays persisting across the country as millions of Americans begin voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late
Nebraska and Maine aren’t exactly swing states in the race to pick the next president, but each one has something to offer next month that could give them a huge amount of sway: a single electoral vote
AOC Starts Twitch Account to Play Among Us and ‘Get Out the Vote’. United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is moving online to inspire gamers to vote. . AOC is a known-gamer, having publicly revealed her passion for League of Legends in November of 2019. . On Monday, she took to Twitter to announce that she had created an account on Twitch, one of the top streaming sites in the world. I haven’t streamed yet! Spent tonight setting up accounts, mods, streaming & run throughs. , Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, via Twitter. As of now, AOC has 192,000 followers on Twitch and is planning on going live on October 20. . She will likely play Among Us, as she openly asked her followers if “anyone wants to play” it. . Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote? (I’ve never played but it looks like a lot of fun), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, via Twitter. She also asked “who would you want to watch in a game together,” prompting multiple popular streamers to respond. Among Us is an online social-deduction game that’s recently soared to popularity and become one of the most played games on Twitch.
The Trump administration is wading cautiously into international efforts to halt fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan which are engaged in their worst conflict in more than 25 years
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has continued to rake in campaign cash in the closing days of his bid for a fourth term, raising about $1 million a day for the first two weeks of October
Michael Steele, Ex-RNC Chair, , Officially Endorses Joe Biden. Steele led the Republican National Committee (RNC) during the beginning of Biden's vice presidency. In August, he joined a Republican group that opposes Trump's re-election, the Lincoln Project. Steele officially endorsed Biden for president on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' on Tuesday. Although Vice President Biden and I disagree on some policy points, I believe he will earnestly pursue options that work towards healing the divide exacerbated by Trump and his administration, Michael Steele, via Lincoln Project statement. My support for Biden is because we share an everlasting loyalty to what is ultimately best for our nation, Michael Steele, via Lincoln Project statement. Our entire culture and politics are consumed by one person, and the country can’t get anything done that way, Michael Steele, via 'The Hill'. This is not about just getting your tax cut and sitting back fat and lazy, Michael Steele, via 'The Hill'. Another former RNC chairman, former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot, also backed Biden last month