Election

Even Fast-Casual Restaurants Are Telling Me to Vote

I have recently been reminded, asked, or commanded to vote approximately 6 million times. These nudges have come from the people and places I’d expect—candidates, local officials, civic and political organizations—but also, more so than in any other election year I remember, from the places…

The Health-Care Fight Republicans Can’t Afford

There’s a reason Donald Trump has never produced a health-care plan that protects consumers with preexisting medical conditions: Ending protections for the sick is the central mechanism that all GOP health-care proposals use to try to lower costs for the healthy. Every alternative to the…

Actual Senate Confirmation Hearings Take Time

As Donald Trump and Senate Republicans try to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as a justice of the Supreme Court in the 38 days between her nomination and Election Day—with many votes already being cast—much of the criticism has focused on the hypocrisy of moving this…

Trump Secretly Mocks His Christian Supporters

One day in 2015, Donald Trump beckoned Michael Cohen, his longtime confidant and personal attorney, into his office. Trump was brandishing a printout of an article about an Atlanta-based megachurch pastor trying to raise $60 million from his flock to buy a private jet. Trump…

Pelosi Prepares House Democrats for Possible Vote If Electoral College Ties

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is preparing House Democrats to vote if they are forced to decide the outcome of the 2020 presidential race, telling the Democratic caucus they must do everything possible increase their majority in the House and win control of more state…

Judiciary Reform Is Not Revenge

Following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Democrats, not surprisingly, are outraged at Republicans’ course reversal on filling a vacancy during an election year. Two proposals are gaining momentum among commentators and progressive activists: expanding the number of justices and instituting term limits. These ideas almost…

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…

Texas Election Fraud Raises Mail-In Concerns

The Texas attorney general on Thursday announced over 100 felony charges against four people allegedly engaging in election fraud. Some of the charges were for illegal actions involving voting by mail. This is the latest in the controversies posed by expanded mail-in voting ahead of…

FBI Warns of Cyberfraud Amid 2020 Election

The FBI is warning about potential cyber fraud during the election. The bureau says cybercriminals could create false websites and social media content to spread disinformation. Their goal is to discredit the electoral process and undermine U.S. democracy. According to the FBI, foreign actors 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…

Schumer Blocks Election Security Briefing Over Supreme Court Fight

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday blocked an election security briefing from taking place due to his frustration with Republican plans to move forward with replacing deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on the Senate…

The Election Is Already Under Way in America’s Courts

Although the election is not technically until November 3, election season is already well under way—most significantly in the dozens of election-litigation cases that are determining how people can vote, whether they can vote, and whether their votes will be counted. In the many cases…

How Ginsburg’s Absence Will Affect Key Cases

The absence of the recently deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court may give the high court’s conservative bloc the upper hand in cases to be heard in the coming term. President Donald Trump vowed over the weekend to replace the long-serving liberal…

Senate Races to Watch in the 2020 Election

The upcoming presidential contest is consuming much of the political debate in America. But Congress is also facing the possibility of a major power shift. 0…

Is This Really the End of Abortion?

Friday was a perfect early-autumn evening in Washington, D.C., less than 50 days away from the election. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the head of the Susan B. Anthony List, arguably the most powerful anti-abortion group in Washington, had wrapped up her day on Capitol Hill. She and…

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…

Grassley, Gardner Support Voting on Supreme Court Nominee Before Election

Two Republican senators who Democrats hoped would oppose voting on a nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat said Monday night they will consider President Donald Trump’s choice to replace late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge…

NTD Business Full Broadcast (Sept. 21)

Uncovered documents show the world’s biggest banks may be laundering money for criminals and terrorists. The department of justice says three cities are allowing anarchy, violence, and destruction of property. The designation could effect their federal funding. The 2020 fundraising race is at full swing,…

John Horgan Calls an Election in British Columbia for Oct. 24

LANGFORD, B.C.—B.C. Premier John Horgan has called a provincial election for Oct. 24 during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions. Horgan says he grappled with the idea of calling an election but there are significant health and economic challenges facing the…

Gabbard: Election Fraud a ‘Serious Threat’

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has put forward a bipartisan bill aiming to improve the security of vote-by-mail. It proposes to incentivize states to ban ballot harvesting. Here’s the latest on the 2020 U.S. presidential election coverage. 0…

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…

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 Immigrants Who Created New Possibilities

Of the many questions at stake in this fall’s election, one of the less obvious is this: Will the United States remain a country where someone like Barack Obama or Kamala Harris—a person of color with immigrant parents—is likely to be born? The answer depends,…

Minnesota Voters Cast Their 2020 Ballots

Minnesota voters are lining up in Minneapolis, getting ready to exercise their right to vote for the next president of the United States—early 0…

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