1. black lives matter
    Renewed Unrest After Officers in Breonna Taylor Case Cleared of Criminal ChargesTwo police officers have reportedly been shot in Louisville, where the officers who killed Breonna Taylor were cleared of criminal charges.
  2. the national interest
    Trump: ‘Get Rid of the Ballots … There Won’t Be a Transfer’ of PowerTrump, once again, did not commit to accepting the election results, and suggested throwing out mail ballots to ensure a “continuation” of power.
  3. electric vehicles
    California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 2035Governor Newsom’s office estimates the rule will cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent.
  4. supreme court
    Trump Says Supreme Court Needs 9 Justices for Potential Election DisputeMeanwhile, Republicans at the state and national level are reportedly gaming out ways to dispute the election.
  5. the national interest
    Republican Report Suggests Hunter Biden, Donald Trump Both Unfit for OfficeThe one person who comes out of the Ukraine scandal looking good? Joe Biden.
  6. vision 2020
    A Nightmarish End to the 2020 Elections Is Becoming All Too PlausibleBarton Gellman lays out in great detail how Trump might use chaos to steal a second term, or at least create a constitutional crisis.
  7. the national interest
    Report: Trump, a Giant Racist, Said Jews Are ‘Only in It for Themselves’The president continues to provide evidence of his massive racism.
  8. congress
    Stopgap Spending Deal Ends Government Shutdown ThreatPelosi gave in on farm aid Trump is distributing in exchange for some concessions, relegating spending disputes to a lame-duck session.
  9. qanon
    QAnon Is Madness. But Believing In It Can Be Rational.For those who lack the resources to understand or influence political reality, conspiracy theories are more useful than the truth.
  10. the national interest
    Trump Says Reporters Covering Protests Deserve to Be Attacked“They threw him aside like a bag of popcorn.”
  11. coronavirus
    Pentagon Spent Most of Its CARES Act Cash on Jet Parts and Uniforms: ReportOver $400 million in taxpayer money intended to be spent on masks, ventilators, and swabs ultimately went to military equipment.
  12. vision 2020
    Pennsylvania Becomes Ground Zero For Election LawsuitsOne key struggle is over a court ruling that determined that “naked ballots” mailed without special envelopes will not be counted in November.
  13. florida
    Bloomberg Helps Pay Fines of 32,000 Florida Ex-Felons So They Can VoteThe billionaire helped raise $16 million to pay fees of ex-felons so they can register to vote — despite a GOP-led law that functions as a poll tax.
  14. coronavirus stimulus
    Will Distractions Kill COVID-19 Stimulus Talks Until After the Election?Now there’s a bitter Supreme Court confirmation fight and a possible government shutdown dividing the parties and distracting their leaders.
  15. the national interest
    Senate Republicans Approve Trump Court Nominee Sight UnseenIt’s the world’s greatest deliberative body!
  16. poll position
    New State Polls Show Biden Landslide and Narrow Trump Win Are Both PossibleBiden’s national lead is steady, but a shift of a few points in either direction could produce a big shift in Electoral votes.
  17. supreme court
    Game Over: Romney Says He’s Fine With Supreme Court Vote This YearThe confirmation of President Trump’s pick appears to be a foregone conclusion.
  18. supreme court
    How the Timeline for Confirming Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee Will Play OutIt’s now more a matter of when, not if, Trump and McConnell will fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
  19. the national interest
    Trump, Orbán, and Putin Are Forming an Authoritarian AllianceWhen you’re a tsar, they let you do it.
  20. trump tax returns
    Manhattan District Attorney Says Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax FraudIn a filing on Monday, Cyrus Vance announced for the first time that his office had grounds to investigate Trump and his businesses for tax fraud.
  21. ruth bader ginsburg
    Anti-Abortion Zealots Demand a Vote to Fill Ginsburg’s SeatThe moment of deliverance is already here for anti-abortion activists calling in Republican debts to rush through a Supreme Court nominee.
  22. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Ad Boasts She’s More Conservative Than Attila the HunIn a relentless Trumpier-than-thou competition with Doug Collins, the appointed senator’s extremism could cost her in a general-election runoff.
  23. supreme court
    How a New Conservative Justice Could Affect the Supreme CourtA conservative Court would move to the right even more than arithmetic suggests on key issues like abortion as Roberts abandons his balancing role.
  24. politics
    Justice Department Designates NYC an ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’The city could lose federal funding as a result.
  25. rbg
    Where GOP Senators Stand on Filling Ginsburg’s Seat Before the ElectionLisa Murkowski and Susan Collins are, for now, the only GOP senators to state their intention not to vote on a nominee prior to the election.
  26. supreme court
    Trump Contradicts White House, Says Supreme Court Pick Coming Friday or SaturdayThe president also reiterated his desire for the Senate to vote on his nominee before the election.
  27. the national interest
    RBG Is Gone, and Trump’s Attack on Preexisting Conditions Is AliveThe president’s most unpopular position is suddenly prominent.
  28. first person
    When Coronavirus Came to Sing Sing“We faced our worst fear: dying in prison.”
  29. vision 2020
    Virginia Trump Supporters Help Trump in His Push to Make It Harder to VoteAfter Trump encouraged crowds to be “poll watchers,” a group of Virginia supporters protested early voting and may have engaged in voter intimidation.
  30. ruth bader ginsburg
    RBG’s Death: Latest Updates on Reaction, Political AftermathThe enormous political ramifications are continuing to play out.
  31. tiktok
    Trump Wants $5 Billion From TikTok Deal to Go to ‘Patriotic Education’Trump gave his “blessing” for Oracle to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations, though he demanded a financial package for his proposed education initiative.
  32. rbg
    Ginsburg’s Example Shows Us How to Save Our DemocracyNo matter the obstacle, RBG’s steadfast optimism and commitment to principle saw her through. We can and must follow her lead.
  33. abortion
    We Could Lose Roe v. Wade Next Year. What Now?Don’t stockpile Plan B. Do donate to abortion funds. And start organizing immediately.
  34. supreme court
    Will Trump Rush to Replace RBG on the Supreme Court?It’s obvious the GOP will view RBG’s sad demise as a windfall. But odds remain high that her replacement will be made by the next president
  35. the national interest
    Biden’s Campaign Has a New, Populist Theme. Will It Work?Out: the soul of America. In: Scranton versus Park Avenue.
  36. poll position
    New, Highly Credible Polls Offer Bad News For TrumpTrump is not doing well in states he really needs to win (like Arizona), and his troubles are dragging down Republican Senate candidates.
  37. the national interest
    A White House Aide Just Warned Us That Donald Trump Is a Sociopath“Flat-out disregard for human life.” Sounds dangerous.
  38. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Nibbles at Stimulus Compromise As Pressure for Deal IncreasesThe stalemated talks may unfreeze as Trump calls for compromise and restive Democrats press Pelosi to cut a deal.
  39. politics
    Trump Announces a ‘National Commission to Support Patriotic Education’In announcing his intention for the authoritarian measure, Trump claimed that teaching “critical race theory” to students was “a form of child abuse.”
  40. vision 2020
    Former Pence Aide Endorses Biden: ‘Trump Doesn’t Care About Anyone Else’“It was shocking to see the president saying that the virus was a hoax,” said Olivia Troye, Pence’s former top aide on the COVID-19 task force.
  41. vision 2020
    A Rational Case for How Trump Could Win the Election Without Stealing ItSean Trende argues Trump’s relatively high approval ratings, an improving economy, and Biden’s base problems could reelect Trump in another upset.
  42. 2020 elections
    Overshadowed by 2020 Crises, California Ballot Initiatives Are Still a Big DealBringing back affirmative action, paring back Prop 13, and fighting benefits for gig workers are among the initiatives on the line this year.
  43. the national interest
    William Barr Lays Out Terrifying Theory for Corrupting Justice DepartmentThe law is whatever Barr says it is.
  44. vision 2020
    Polls: Biden Maintains Electoral College Lead, But It’s FragilePolls show a slightly eroding Biden lead nationally, but he’s in great shape unless the margin falls below 3 percent.
  45. memoirs
    Barack Obama Has Finally Finished His BookPart one of a two-volume reflection on his life and presidency will come out just after the presidential election.
  46. the national interest
    Trump Stoked Police Violence, and It May Have Cost Him the ElectionA new study shows that videos of police violence move public opinion.
  47. trump administration
    Federal Officials Considered Using a ‘Heat Ray’ Against D.C. Protesters: ReportThe device, reportedly considered for use on unarmed civilians before Trump’s Bible photo op, makes victims feel like their skin is burning.
  48. coronavirus
    Trump Says U.S. COVID Response Would Improve ‘If You Took the Blue States Out’While Trump’s response ruthlessly connects the value of life to one’s perceived political identity, it’s also inaccurate according to his own metric.
  49. vision 2020
    MAGA Visibility Is Making Democrats NervousBiden is relying less on his ground game and more on digital organizing, worrying some supporters who are seeing a preponderance of Trump lawn signs.
  50. contested election
    The System for Resolving a Contested Presidential Election Is Also a MessThe two-week period in Congress in January is convoluted, depends on the good faith of the party in power, and requires lawmakers to act briskly.
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