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September 26, 2020 11:00 AM

If confirmed, the 48-year-old judge will solidify the court's conservative majority. Barrett said her judicial philosophy reflects that of her mentor, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

September 24, 2020 08:32 PM

Federal authorities working in Pennsylvania say they've been asked to look into the discovery of some mailed ballots described as thrown away, but many aspects of the story remain unclear.

September 24, 2020 11:04 AM

Referring to a report that the FDA plans to tighten requirements for a vaccine, Trump said, "That sounds like a political move."

September 24, 2020 11:01 AM

The Trump campaign is testing the narrative that younger Latinos in the state, who are likely less affected by the scars of Latin American autocrats than older generations, lean Democratic.

September 23, 2020 10:28 AM

Dr. Ali Khan, a former CDC official, says "it's becoming harder to trust what CDC tells us" after the agency posted, then deleted, information on coronavirus transmission. It's the latest flip-flop.

September 23, 2020 09:00 AM

Volunteers getting the shot help determine if a candidate vaccine works. But what with social distancing and masks, scientists must discern if it's the shot or these other measures preventing illness.

September 23, 2020 02:35 AM

While the rancor facing our democracy did not begin with Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death — or even with the Trump presidency — having these events coincide has deepened the shadows on the road ahead.

September 22, 2020 12:58 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that voters elected a GOP Senate in 2016 and strengthened it in 2018 because they wanted action on the president's federal judicial nominations.

September 21, 2020 09:00 AM

As if 2020 couldn't get any more politically contentious, a fight is underway over a Supreme Court vacancy — just 43 days until Election Day, and as Americans are already voting.

September 20, 2020 11:36 AM

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed 30 House Democrats for reelection, the highest number of Democrats to earn the business lobby's support in at least a decade.