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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…

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…

The Core Lesson of the COVID-19 Heart Debate

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Last Monday, when I called the cardiologist Amy Kontorovich in the late morning, she apologized for sounding tired. “I’ve been in my lab infecting heart cells…

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…

Michigan Allows ‘Ballot Harvesting’ for More than Four Days

A Michigan court decision that will extend the deadline for postmarked mail-in ballots to be received up to 14 days after Election Day will also allow ballots to be submitted by third parties — a practice called “ballot harvesting” — during a specific period. 0…

Why Isn’t Trump Trying to Win?

The fate of an incumbent president is exquisitely sensitive to economic conditions. Incumbents tend to lose elections when the economy is weak (e.g., George H. W. Bush’s defeat in 1992) and win when it’s strong (e.g., Bill Clinton’s romp four years later). The 2020 economy…

Kid Rock to Headline Trump Rally in Michigan

Detroit rocker Kid Rock is set to headline President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Harrison Charter Township, Michigan, on Monday, along with Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, according to the event description posted to the president’s campaign website. 0…

Trump Speech at Rally Interrupted by ‘We Love You’ Chant

President Donald Trump’s speech during a rally on Thursday in Freeland, Michigan, was interrupted by supporters who chanted, “We love you,” while Trump was at the podium. Trump could be seen taking a step back and collected himself. He attempted to make light of the…

Trump Campaign Asked New York Times Reporter to Leave Event

A New York Times reporter was asked to leave a campaign event for President Donald Trump after she refused to go to the designated press area, the Trump campaign told The Epoch Times. Kathy Gray, who did not apply for credentials, was in the general…

Trump Says Surprise Medical Billing Ends on Jan. 1 If He Is Reelected

President Donald Trump at a rally in Freeland, Michigan on Thursday, said that surprise medical billing will end by Jan. 1 if he is reelected. “We will end surprise medical billing, require the biggest thing that nobody even knows about and it’s all signed and…

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