Democrats Aim To Send Election-Year Message By Boycotting Barrett Vote

October 22, 2020 - 5:06am EDT
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A Senate panel is to vote Thursday on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination. Democrats plan to boycott the meeting and not participate in the vote to send her nomination to the full Senate.

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The 7-2 decision threw out the challenge to the law, saying Texas and other objecting GOP-dominated states were not required to pay anything under the mandate provision and thus lacked standing.

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Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing for the top court still sticks in the minds of those on both sides of the political spectrum; it's the subject of several books, including a new one by Jackie Calmes.

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President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their much-anticipated summit in Geneva. They talked for about three hours. What are the outcomes of that meeting for both countries?

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In the wake of 9/11, Congress approved two measures giving the president expansive war powers. An effort to repeal the 2002 authorization of force in Iraq has growing bipartisan support.

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The yes vote comes a day after the Senate unanimously moved to recognize June 19 as a commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.

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Lawmakers expelled Rep. Larry Householder, a federally indicted Republican, in a bipartisan vote. He predicted he would be acquitted of accusations he orchestrated a $60 million bribery scheme.

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The U.S. Education Department expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students.

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Indiana is one of eight states that are scheduled to end expanded pandemic unemployment benefits this weekend.

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House Democrats are uncovering evidence of ex-President Donald Trump's extensive pressure campaign to overturn 2020's election results. A House panel released 232 pages of emails and other documents.