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Democrats debate whether to engage — or withdraw — in Supreme Court fight:

September 26, 2020
Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
The president’s nomination of Judge Barrett, a favorite of conservatives, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will kick off a furious and unprecedented scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day.
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Facing possible defeat, Trump threatens the integrity of the election

September 26, 2020
Dan Balz | Facing possible defeat, Trump threatens the integrity of the election:
Each week has brought evidence of the damage President Trump has done during his nearly four years in office. According to his own words, he is not finished. This past week brought a renewed warning of a harm he could yet inflict on the integrity of elections.
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Trump shifts focus to Pennsylvania to shore up reelection

September 26, 2020
Jonathan Lemire, Marc Levy, Thomas Beaumont | The Associated Press
President Donald Trump’s campaign has grown increasingly focused on making inroads in Pennsylvania to offset potential vulnerabilities in other battlegrounds.
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Trump and Biden to face off in first 2020 presidential debate

September 26, 2020
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will be going head-to-head in their first presidential debate Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio. Ed O'Keefe breaks down the likely topics, including the Supreme Court and a peaceful transition of power, and what the election battlefield looks like ahead of their first formal meet-up as candidates.
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Trump’s Supreme Court pick: Who is Amy Coney Barrett and how will she change the court

September 26, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
President Trump is set to unveil his pick for the Supreme Court Saturday and NBC News has learned his choice is Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appeals court judge and a favorite of conservatives. What could her addition to the court mean?
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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

September 24, 2020
Peter Baker | The New York Times
They came from far and near on a bright, warm, early autumn day, the powerful and the powerless, filled with appreciation and anxiety, to pay tribute to the daughter of a Brooklyn bookkeeper who changed the law of the land so that future generations would not have to face the obstacles that she overcame.
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Senate Republicans push for rapid confirmation of still-unnamed Supreme Court nominee

September 24, 2020
Seung Min Kim, Erica Werner | The Washington Post
The timeline for a hearing as tentatively envisioned by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) is unprecedented in modern history, particularly during an era in which toxic partisan fights over the judiciary have only further polarized the Senate. If he sticks to his preliminary schedule, the Senate would be on track to hold a final confirmation vote by the end of October to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday.
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Biden campaigns in North Carolina following Cindy McCain endorsement

September 24, 2020
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
Democratic nominee Joe Biden hit the campaign trail, stopping by the battleground state of North Carolina on Wednesday. Polls show Biden and President Trump are virtually tied in the battleground states of Florida and Georgia
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Trump Won’t Commit to ‘Peaceful’ Post-Election Transfer of Power

September 24, 2020
Michael Crowley | The New York Times
President Trump declined an opportunity on Wednesday to endorse a peaceful transfer of power after the November election, renewing his baseless warnings about extensive voting fraud before saying there would be no power transfer at all.
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