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supreme court
supreme court
Republicans Are Daring Democrats to Expand the Supreme Court
In recent days, the GOP has done more to radicalize moderate Democrats on judicial issues than progressives ever could.
games
games
If Trump Wins, Athletes Might Just Stop Playing
A shock victory next week would have a tectonic effect on activists in the NFL and other leagues.
supreme court
supreme court
Trump’s Justices Show How They Might Help Him in Contested Election
Gorsuch defends Republican state legislatures’ power over election disputes. Kavanaugh echoes Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots. Be very afraid.
the system
the system
Two Visions of the Suburbs Are on the Ballot. Both Are Myths.
To understand them as imagined by Donald Trump and Joe Biden, you first have to understand that they are actually talking about segregation.
breonna taylor
breonna taylor
What Really Happened With the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury?
Jurors have started speaking out about the secret proceedings. One called the attorney general’s actions “criminal.“
pivot
pivot
Why Aren’t Facebook’s Emergency Measures in Place All the Time?
“I think it’s backed itself in a corner where it has to censor now, or if it doesn’t, there is damage,” says Pivot co-host Kara Swisher.

Biden is venturing into some reach states today

One week until Election Day, Joe Biden is going on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia — which hasn’t backed a Democrat for president since 1992 — and pushing into other territory where President Donald Trump was once expected to easily repeat his wins from four years ago.


The Democratic presidential nominee planned to travel to Iowa, which Trump took by 10 points in 2016, later in the week. His running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, is heading to Arizona and Texas, where Republicans haven’t lost any statewide office since 1994 — the nation’s longest political winning streak.


The aggressive schedule is a sign of confidence by the Biden team, which is trying to stretch the electoral map and open up more paths to 270 electoral college votes. But after Democrats flirted with GOP territory in 2016, only to lose those states as well as their traditional Midwestern strongholds, Biden’s campaign is mindful of overreaching.


The former vice president will also visit in the coming days Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida.

the top line
the top line
The World’s Best Bureaucrat
As chairman of the Federal Reserve during the pandemic, Jerome Powell has managed to do something almost unimaginable in Washington: a good job.
scotus
scotus
Amy Coney Barrett Sworn in As Supreme Court Justice
A month after the apparent superspreader event at her nomination celebration, Barrett’s swearing-in locked in a 6-3 majority in the high court.
vision 2020
vision 2020
Why the Size of Biden’s Lead Still Matters
There’s the down-ballot impact, the possibility of polling error, and the need to keep Trump from declaring victory based on early returns.
maga
maga
The 10 Strangest Moments From Trump’s Trifecta of Pennsylvania Rallies
Trump recalled how his COVID doctors “would grab my body” and expressed his desire for the open road, yearning to “drive the hell out of here.”
politics
politics
Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Is Proof That Norms Are Dead
Even if he loses next week, Trump got his third justice. The only question is: What are Democrats going to do about it if they gain power?
covid-19 stimulus
covid-19 stimulus
Another Day of Overtime Stimulus Talks Ends With No Deal
Both sides are accusing the other of “moving the goal posts,” but in the end, it’s Trump who needs a preelection announcement.
vision 2020
vision 2020
FBI Won’t Release Doc on White-Supremacist Terror Until After Election: Report
Rep. Bennie Thompson fears the report is being delayed because it “probably would not be viewed favorably by this administration.”
climate change
climate change
Republicans Put the Oil Industry Above Economic Growth
The GOP is what it purports to oppose: A party that would rather subsidize its favorite declining industries than promote creative destruction.
buyer's market
buyer's market
Leisure Travelers Will Miss Business Travelers
Their high fares make your low fares possible. And if their high fares don’t come back, yours will go up.
scenes from your election day
scenes from your election day
Scenes From Your Election Day
New York wants to see what your election experience looks like in this unprecedented, emotionally charged year.

From one conservative hero to another

*JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS TO ADMINISTER OATH TO BARRETT TONIGHT
@justinsink
politics
politics
Jared Kushner Told the Truth About Republicans and Black People
The president’s son-in-law said what a lot of conservatives really believe.

Mitch McConnell’s work is done here

For the first time in more than four decades, there are no vacancies on the circuit court level, where approximately 30 percent of those sitting on the bench have been nominated by Trump.
@harrylitman

Tantalizingly close but not quite there for Democrats

NYT/Siena College poll of Texas: Trump 47% to Biden 43% among likely voters https://t.co/LTCx5alsF0
@GeoffRBennett
the national interest
the national interest
Trump Admits China, Russia, North Korea are Rooting for Him to Beat Biden
“President Xi from China, President Putin from Russia, Kim Jong-un, North Korea … They don’t want to deal with Sleepy Joe.”
vision 2020
vision 2020
Supreme Court’s Vague Election Orders Are a 2020 Wild Card
Republicans want the Supreme Court to stop lower-court judges from liberalizing voting rules, and the Court’s conservative majority often complies.
just asking questions
just asking questions
How to Restore the Justice Department After Trump Leaves Office
Constitutional-law expert Mark Tushnet on his call for a bipartisan commission to investigate the many ways the DOJ shattered norms under Trump.
the national interest
the national interest
Trump Let the Right Make Him the Herbert Hoover of the Coronavirus
The virus was a chance for Trump to revive his presidency. He blew it by listening to conservatives.
vision 2020
vision 2020
New Yorkers Brave Depressingly Long Lines on First Weekend of Early Voting
The crowds were both a testament to intense voter sentiment and an ever-backward election system.

An encouraging vaccine update

A Covid-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca AZN 0.08% PLC showed a promising immune response and low levels of adverse reactions in the elderly and older adults, according to an interim analysis that the drugmaker said was encouraging.


The vaccine, now in late-stage human trials aimed at showing its efficacy and safety, is a front-runner in the global sprint for a shot to protect lives and jump-start economies hobbled by the pandemic. Trials in the U.K. could produce results before year-end, fueling hopes among scientists and government leaders that a vaccine might be available for high-risk groups here by early 2021.


The results showed positive outcomes for adults over 56, including the especially higher-risk age group of those 70 and older, and were based on analysis of previously conducted interim safety and immune-response data, AstraZeneca and Oxford said Monday.

four long years
four long years
The Birth of an Extraordinary Modern Progressive Movement
The last four years have been an era of radical right-wing rule in Washington — and of remarkable left-wing populist response.
the swamp
the swamp
The Tortured Self-Justification of a Trump Enabler
How an anonymous Republican squares his love of power with his contempt for the president.
coronavirus
coronavirus
Pence Defies Quarantine As White House Deems His Campaign Presence ‘Essential’
After exposure to multiple COVID-positive aides, Pence’s essential work this week includes traveling to rallies on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.