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SCOTUS battle crashes into decisive Senate race in Iowa

Both candidates are wary that the politics could backfire on them in a neck-and-neck contest.

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1:30am PDT - September 30th, 2020

Biden Refuses to Say Whether He Backs Packing Court, Ending Filibuster

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden refused to say during Tuesday night's presidential debate whether he would support adding justices to the Supreme Court or ending the filibuster should he become president.

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6:39pm PDT - September 29th, 2020

Top Senate Democrat criticizes Hillary Clinton on Biden concession comments

Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin was on ABC's "This Week," Sunday, September 27.

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7:56am PDT - September 27th, 2020

Biden faces test in push for unity with Supreme Court fight

Biden is decrying a swift GOP-run confirmation so close to an election.

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9:49am PDT - September 25th, 2020

Would Court Packing Be Too Slippery a Slope?

In the face of a 6-3 majority pushed through before the election, would Democrats favor an expanded Court? Filibuster reform? Guam statehood?

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3:53pm PDT - September 24th, 2020

Jon Tester Opens the Door to Nuking the Senate’s Legislative Filibuster

On Tuesday, Tester opened the door to the so-called “nuclear option,” which would allow the Senate to pass legislation with a simple majority.

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1:18pm PDT - September 23rd, 2020

The big business of immigrant detention

Around 70% of all immigration detention centers are run by private companies, including the one at the heart of a new whistleblower complaint that alleges systemic medical neglect and malpractice.Axios Re:Cap digs into the business of immigrant detention, inc…

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12:50pm PDT - September 22nd, 2020

Harry Reid on eliminating filibuster: It's a matter of "when," not "if"

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday addressed the question of whether Democrats will eliminate the legislative filibuster if they take control of the Senate, telling CNN that it's "not a question of if it's going to be gone, it's only…

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12:39pm PDT - September 22nd, 2020

Some Dems, not yet Biden, talk of expanding Supreme Court

The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will try to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices

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12:28pm PDT - September 22nd, 2020

President Donald Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on Saturday

Trump has said he wants the Senate to vote on his nominee by Election Day, and prominent Republicans say they have the votes to confirm his pick.

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8:12am PDT - September 22nd, 2020

Will four Republican senators break with their party on RBG's seat? - POLITICO

  1. Will four Republican senators break with their party on RBG's seat?  POLITICO
  2. Rep. Collins says his constitutional amendment on court packing would take 'heat of the moment' out of debate  Fox News
  3. Why 2020 is proving to be Susan C…

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    6:31am PDT - September 22nd, 2020

Why Biden is stiff-arming the left on court-packing and the filibuster

The Democratic nominee sees political upside in his old-school institutionalism.

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1:30am PDT - September 22nd, 2020

Some are urging Democrats to expand the Supreme Court if they take power in 2021. Could they do that?

Some are advocating for Democrats to expand the Supreme Court if Republicans push through a nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg before the election.

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1:01pm PDT - September 21st, 2020

Trump to push ahead with Supreme Court nomination amid partisan battle - Reuters Africa

President Donald Trump on Monday prepared to push ahead with plans for his third U.S. Supreme Court nomination, which would cement a 6-3 conservative majority, as some Republicans wavered on whether to support the move weeks ahead of an election.

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5:48am PDT - September 21st, 2020

The climate stakes of the Supreme Court fight

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death and the battle over her vacant Supreme Court seat have real implications for energy and climate policy.Why it matters: If President Trump replaces her, the court will likely become more skeptical of regulations that claim expansive…

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5:38am PDT - September 21st, 2020

Republicans are speeding toward confirmation -- even without a nominee

Senate Republicans, in less than 72 hours, have put themselves on the path to confirm a nominee to dramatically shift the balance of power in the US Supreme Court. And they very well may do it before the November 3 election.

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5:05am PDT - September 21st, 2020

Explainer: Democratic 'court packing' would prompt a gloves-off political fight - Reuters UK

The vow by Republican President Donald Trump and the Republicans to quickly fill U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat despite a looming election has revived talk among some Democrats of expanding the number of justices on the court.

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3:16am PDT - September 21st, 2020

Progressives plan 'fight' in battle over Supreme Court vacancy

Republicans rallied around a Supreme Court vacancy in 2016. Will Democrats do the same this year?

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2:29am PDT - September 20th, 2020

How RBG's death could radicalize American politics

The battle over her replacement has the potential to spur far-reaching, long-term change.

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9:46pm PDT - September 18th, 2020

Abolishing Filibuster May Be Job One For a Democratic Senate

Progressive activists want to get filibuster reform done in a quick blitz early in 2021.

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5:21pm PDT - September 11th, 2020

U.S. Senate could be a narrow strait for Biden agenda, even in Democratic hands - Reuters Africa

Even if Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidential election and his fellow Democrats gain full control of Congress, his ability to secure passage of an ambitious legislative agenda may be limited by a stubborn Washington reality: the high hurdle for getting things …

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3:29am PDT - September 11th, 2020

U.S. Senate could be a narrow strait for Biden agenda, even in Democratic hands - Reuters India

Even if Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidential election and his fellow Democrats gain full control of Congress, his ability to secure passage of an ambitious legislative agenda may be limited by a stubborn Washington reality: the high hurdle for getting things …

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3:14am PDT - September 11th, 2020

Live updates: New relief package unlikely before November after Democrats block slimmed-down GOP proposal - The Washington Post

  1. Live updates: New relief package unlikely before November after Democrats block slimmed-down GOP proposal  The Washington Post
  2. Senate Republicans fail to advance coronavirus stimulus bill as stalemate drags on  CNBC
  3. Senate Democrat…

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    9:22pm PDT - September 10th, 2020

Senate Dems Block Coronavirus Relief Bill

In a 52-to-47 procedural vote, the bill failed to garner the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster by Democrats.

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11:03am PDT - September 10th, 2020

How McConnell is maneuvering to keep the Senate in GOP hands -- and navigating Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was on a mission. It was late February, and two vulnerable Republican senators facing voters this fall were pushing a bill that had generated opposition from conservatives but was important to their states -- and their o…

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2:08am PDT - September 10th, 2020