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Large-Scale Political Unrest Is Unlikely, But Not Impossible

When a reporter recently asked Donald Trump if he would accept a peaceful transition of power, the president wouldn’t commit. “We’ll see what happens,” he said. In an apparent reference to mail-in ballots, he went on, “We’ll want to have—get rid of the ballots and…

What the Supreme Court Fight Means for the Senate Majority

The struggle over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court could help propel Democrats to the brink of a Senate majority in November’s election. But whether it lifts them over that threshold could turn on the terms of the confirmation fight. Given the nature…

A Defense of Court Packing

It was only a matter of time, really. Ever since Senate Republicans refused to hold a vote on Merrick Garland four years ago, progressives have argued that Democrats need to wrest back control of the Supreme Court by packing it full of liberal justices. By…

Can Democrats Stop the Nomination?

Anyone confidently predicting one way or another whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can seat a new justice on the Supreme Court is blustering. Here is the only thing that’s certain: The coming fight will not be resolved by principle—no matter how senators talk or…

Is This How Biden Blows It?

Last weekend, Philippe Reines walked over to Ron Klain’s house in Washington, D.C., to hand off his Donald Trump outfit: the suit, the shoes with the lifts, the shirt, the long red tie, the cufflinks. Just in case. When the former Hillary Clinton aide stored…

A Dangerous Moment for the Court

The Supreme Court seems strangely immune to the bitterness that plagues our politics. Even now, when Americans can no longer agree on basic facts, the Court’s relative popularity has endured. Following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, the Court has what may be its most conservative majority…

Biden Urges Senate Republicans Not to Vote for Supreme Court Nominee

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a speech on Sunday honoring the legacy of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while also urging Senate Republicans not to replace her seat until after the election. Biden, who called Ginsburg an “icon” and a “matriarch” in his remarks,…

Don’t Make the Election About the Court

I know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s empty Supreme Court seat has provoked an epic, long-awaited clash between Democrats and Republicans, that the very principle of judicial independence hangs dangerously in the balance. I realize that the social-media wave cannot be stopped, that the talking heads…

The Future of Healthcare: Biden vs Trump

Healthcare has become a focal issue for both Republican and Democrat campaigns. This week the Biden campaign launches $65 million worth of healthcare ads. That’s as President Donald Trump says his new healthcare plan will be revealed soon. Here’s the latest on the 2020 presidential…

Senate Republicans’ Last Chance to Stand Up to Trump

Nearly every reporter in Washington has experienced it: A Republican member of Congress says, “Off the record,” shifts into a quieter voice, and expresses how much he or she doesn’t like President Donald Trump. Soon after, you watch this same elected official speak up in…

Howie Hawkins Is No Kanye West

Howie Hawkins may be the Green Party’s presidential nominee, but he isn’t Jill Stein—or at least, he can’t be, because he’s not on the ballot in as many swing states as Stein was in 2016. Courts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania decided this week to keep…

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

US Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court expected to set off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign.  Affectionately known as the Notorious RBG, the 87-year-old Ginsburg was…

Biden Says Ginsburg’s Successor Should Be Chosen by Election Winner

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the next U.S. Supreme Court justice should be chosen by the winner of the November presidential election. “There is no doubt—let me be clear—that the voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for…

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Means for America

A furious battle over a Supreme Court vacancy is arguably the last thing the United States needed right now. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today represents a devastating loss for feminists who held up the 87-year-old as an icon of women’s rights, and…

Biden-Harris Ticket Could Benefit Big Tech: Experts

At a time when Big Tech is facing historic scrutiny under the Trump administration, with antitrust probes by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, experts say a Biden-Harris ticket could signal a return to the friendly stance held by the Obama-era towards Silicon…

An Experiment in Wisconsin Might Reveal the Key to Defeating Trump

No state has haunted the Democratic Party’s imagination for the past four years like Wisconsin. While it was not the only state that killed Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes in 2016, it was the one where the knife plunged deepest. Clinton was so confident about Wisconsin…

The Slow-Fingered President

President Donald Trump has warned his Twitter followers three times as often about the threat from mail-in ballots as he has urged them to protect themselves from the threat of COVID-19. Since March, when the stay-at-home orders started, he has written a little over a…

NTD Business Full Broadcast (Sept. 16)

The federal reserve promises to keep its rate near zero, even if inflation is over 2 percent. but that wasn’t enough to boost the stock market, which was mostly weighed down by tech share losses. A new study says Joe Biden’s proposed policy would lead…

Biden Outlines Plan for CCP Virus Vaccine in Speech

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sought to lay out his plan for COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution in a speech on Sept. 16, attempting to show a contrast with the Trump administration’s strategy released earlier on the same day. Biden used much of the speech…

Biden Transition Team Suggests Balancing Act Between Centrists, Far Left

Joe Biden’s transition team and its newly expanded 15-person advisory board are filled with Obama administration alumni. His former rivals also have roles of influence. The policy positions of these people may give some insight into the Democratic presidential nominee’s plans. A look into the…

Biden Campaign Manager on Trump Rallies: ‘People Will Die’

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign manager called Trump rallies “super spreader” events and claimed that “people will die” due to failure to comply with guidance sought to help stop the spread of COVID-19. “People will die because of these types of events and that’s…

NTD Evening News Full Broadcast (Sept. 14)

President Donald Trump visited California for a briefing on the wildfires ravaging western states, Biden blames Trump for the fires, and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg gives 100 million dollars to the Florida Biden campaign. 0…

Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’

Shortly after midnight on June 17, 1972, an unusually attentive security guard named Frank Wills discovered an unlocked door in the garage of the Watergate office complex. A piece of tape had been placed over the latch. Wills removed the tape and continued on his…

The Coming Crisis of Legitimacy

In normal times, it would seem outlandish to worry that an American president might refuse to concede defeat upon losing his bid for reelection. This year it is not. Even though he won in 2016, Donald Trump falsely claimed that he was the victim of…

Biden’s Military Vision: Steady as She Goes, with Liberal Tweaks

End forever wars and bring home troops? Check. Claim credit for bolstering NATO allies’ spending? Check. Continue to modernize to counter China and Russia? Check. Some of Joe Biden’s election pitches sound a lot like President Donald Trump when it comes to defense. A Biden…

The Democrats May Not Be Able to Concede

This is the era of expecting the worst while hoping for the merely tolerable. Some might say that the worst is already happening—economic disaster and 190,000 dead from a pandemic—while the president and his surrogates insist, in a feat of self-delusion, that the “best is…

Making Joe Biden Cool

Ben Wessel was nervous. Joe Biden had just won the Democratic nomination, and the youth-focused super PAC Wessel runs, NextGen America, now had to figure out how to persuade the generation of TikTok and trigger warnings to turn out to vote for a 77-year-old man…

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