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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…

Pelosi: ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ What Religion Amy Coney Barrett Believes In

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Sunday that she expects people to focus on how faithful Amy Coney Barrett would be to the U.S. Constitution, rather than the Supreme Court nominee’s personal religious beliefs. “It doesn’t matter what her faith is, what religion she…

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…

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…

Trump Wants Greater Than $500 Billion Stimulus Bill, McEnany Says

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said President Donald Trump wants a COVID-19 relief bill worth more than $500 billion and also wants direct stimulus payments to Americans. Trump “absolutely wants to get a stimulus deal done,” she told reporters. Earlier on Wednesday, the president…

The Great British Humbling

“The cretinous stupidity of it!” snaps the tragic hero in Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March as he faces up to his likely death in a duel over his wife’s honor. He did not want the fight and no longer loves his wife anyway, but the…

NTD News Today Full Broadcast (Sept. 11)

President Donald Trump and the First Lady commemorate the 9/11 anniversary, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denies that the relief bill is unlikely to pass before the election, and at a rally in Michigan Trump highlights Joe Biden’s policy on increasing refugees. 0…

Democrats Push for Massive Tax Cut for the Richest, Says Brookings

WASHINGTON—Democrats are pushing to lift the cap on the federal tax deduction for state and local taxes (SALT), but a Brookings Institution study says this would be a handout to the rich. “Lifting the cap on the SALT deduction would massively favor the rich, with…

Schumer, Pelosi Reject Latest GOP Pandemic Aid Proposal

Democratic leaders on Tuesday announced they will reject a smaller CCP virus aid package that Senate Republicans plan to introduce on Tuesday, suggesting that a partisan and drawn-out fight over stimulus is looming. “Senate Republicans appear dead set on another bill, which doesn’t come close…

The Terrifying Inadequacy of American Election Law

Merely voting and counting the votes in this year’s election will be an extraordinary challenge. The country faces the worst public-health crisis in a century, a potentially severe shortage of poll workers, mail-in voting on an unprecedented scale, mounting functional problems at the U.S. Postal…

Pelosi on Labor Day Urges GOP to Pass Stimulus Measures

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Labor Day again called for Republicans and the White House to pass COVID-19 relief measures, setting up a potentially drawn-out and bitter negotiation process between the two parties. “With millions of workers still unemployed and millions more at risk…

Pelosi Demands Ratcliffe Resume Election-Related Briefings

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.) demanded Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe resume election security briefings to Congress, days after Ratcliffe said it’s necessary to scale back the in-person briefings because of leaks. “Your abrupt decision…

The Lie at the Heart of Melania’s Speech

In order to fill the White House Rose Garden for Melania Trump’s Tuesday night speech, COVID-19 safety procedures were ignored. Attendees did not social distance and did not mask, and not all were tested beforehand. The speech violated historic conventions about how the White House…

What Kamala Harris Represents for Democratic Women

One by one, Democratic leaders who tried and failed to put a woman in the White House appeared on-screen at the Democratic National Convention last night to crown Kamala Harris as their successor. “I know a thing or two about the slings and arrows coming…

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