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 2020-09-24 17:17 

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Amy Coney Barrett a Clear 2nd Amendment Backer...

The Second Amendment is hanging in the balance, and Trump's Supreme Court nomination this Saturday will determine its fate. All of Trump's likely nominees - 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 11th Circuit Judge Barbara Lagoa and 4th Circuit Judg...

 2020-09-24 13:17 

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GOP Senators See Political, Principle Gain in Court Fight...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters.But Senate Republicans are with the voters on that. Despite Democratic cries of hypocrisy, they're hoping the battle ove...

 2020-09-24 09:56 

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RCP Poll: Catholics Favor Biden, But Who Will Vote Is Key...

Although the Supreme Court has five Catholic justices, along with a sixth (Neil Gorsuch) who was raised Catholic -- and may soon have another if Donald Trump gets his way -- John F. Kennedy is still the only Roman Catholic ever elected president of the Un...

 2020-09-24 09:56 

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Democrats Want Trump Not To Nominate RBG's Successor; Cue the Laughter...

Consider this mind experiment. It is September 2016. Democrats control the United States Senate, 54-44, with two independents who caucus with the Democrats. In the upcoming election, 24 Democratic seats are in play, versus 10 Republican seats. Therefore, ...

 2020-09-24 09:56 

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Civilization Requires Collective Common Sense...

Without common sense in government, civilization cannot continue.After the summer protests and rioting in many large cities, activists demanded a defunding, or at least radical pullbacks, of the police. So-called crime experts often concurred. So some cit...

 2020-09-23 16:33 

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Ginsburg's Death Puts Rule of Law and the Constitution on November Ballot...

The death of the liberal icon Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, greatly admired even by her opponents, has wildly transformed the presidential campaign.It was once about Democrat Joe Biden and Republican President Donald Trump.But now, the rule o...

 2020-09-23 13:24 

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Senate GOP Plans Vote on Trump's Court Pick Before Election...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight ove...

 2020-09-23 10:04 

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Democrats Threaten to Burn Down the Republic to Stack the Supreme Court...

Last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87. Her death immediately initiated a political firestorm in Washington, D.C. -- one that threatens the very integrity of the republic. That's not because, as the media and Democr...

 2020-09-23 10:03 

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Don't Muzzle Scientists Investigating COVID-19...

Though the death toll from COVID-19 just hit a staggering 200,000 in the U.S., we still don't know the origins of this killer virus. China, which has been praised by the World Health Organization, has blocked independent investigation. Worse, social m...

 2020-09-23 10:03 

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President Trump Won't Respect the Dead or the Grieving...

Just weeks from Election Day, President Trump logged what may have been his most offensive day ever, disrespecting not only 200,000 dead Americans lost to the coronavirus but the not-yet-mourned or buried Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her ...

 2020-09-23 02:12 

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GOP Makes Case for Itself as the 'Party of American Workers'...

Like others before him, Donald Trump wore the finest attire on the day he became the most powerful man in the world. His well-coifed and well-dressed adult children looked the part also as they watched him become not just the president but also the wealth...

 2020-09-22 17:13 

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The Kavanaugh Effect: Republicans Relish a Redux...

In Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's final speech on the chamber floor before the vote confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, he exhorted Americans angry over the fierce partisan confirmation warfare to vote in the midterm elections.&#...

 2020-09-22 13:05 

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Third Parties Could Play a Lesser Role in 2020 Campaign...

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - In close elections, it doesn't take much for third-party candidates to play an outsize role - as Democrats learned the hard way in 2016.President Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes that year ...

 2020-09-22 13:05 

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Graham: GOP Has Votes To Confirm Trump Court Pick by Nov. 3...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have the votes to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick before the Nov. 3 presidential election, according to the Senate Judiciary chairman who will shepherd the nomination through the chamber."The nomin...

 2020-09-22 11:39 

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The American Voter Will Pick Next Supreme Court Justice...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, like Justice Antonin Scalia's death four-and-a-half years ago, will have profound effects on the fall general election, as well as the shape of constitutional law in the decades to come.While a move by the Repu...

 2020-09-22 11:39 

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Last Best Chance to Capture Supreme Court...

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are on the cusp of making history.With Trump having named two justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, they have an opening to elevate a third justice to fill t...

 2020-09-22 11:39 

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Two Cheers for Our Drugmakers...

America's big drug companies are refusing to let President Donald Trump use them as campaign props. That is right and proper.First, nine of them pledged to not release a vaccine before one is deemed effective and safe. Having failed to manage or even ...

 2020-09-22 11:38 

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NFL's Social Justice Experiment Is No Touchdown...

PITTSBURGH -- In 2017, when Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva stood near the tunnel to the Pittsburgh locker room with his hand over his heart while "The Star-Spangled Banner" played, the former Army Ranger was the only me...

 2020-09-22 02:08 

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Congress, Beware the Tyranny of Temporary Majorities...

Following Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, it is almost comical to hear those who have labored mightily to blow up the system now demanding regular order.This charade starts with the late justice herself, who violated longstanding traditions during the 20...

 2020-09-22 02:08 

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Let's Not Fight to the Bitter End for the Supreme Court...

Nothing in the Constitution requires chivalry. Or consistency.That';s why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is allowed to say in 2016 that after an unexpected death of a Supreme Court justice in an election year, the nomination to fill the vacancy...

 2020-09-22 02:07 

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The Cost of Failed Presidential Leadership...

"Trump lied. People died." That was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's succinct verdict on what we now know from Bob Woodward's detailed account -- including recordings of his interviews with the president -- of Donald Trump's resp...

 2020-09-21 13:28 

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GOP Hopeful Supreme Court Battle Will Help Shift Election...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four years ago, the allure of conservative Supreme Court appointments helped persuade skeptical Republicans to support Donald Trump for president. Two years ago, a contentious clash over Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh for the cour...

 2020-09-21 13:28 

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Pressure Mounts on GOP Senators Over Filling Ginsburg Seat...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hammered President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to rush a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as pressure mounted on senators to support or oppose a qu...

 2020-09-20 11:26 

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Ginsburg's Death and the Dangerous Politics Ahead...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life in the law cast a long shadow. In death, she casts a long shadow, too.Since Justice Ginsburg was both historic figure and reliable liberal vote on the United States Supreme Court, replacing her was always going to be content...

 2020-09-20 11:14 

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Inside the Maddening Crowd...

WASHINGTON -- During an exclusive interview before he appeared on stage, President Donald Trump was clear about who was to blame for his campaign's decision to host an indoor rally in Henderson Sunday night: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak.The campaign had ...

 2020-09-19 10:50 

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'Death to America' Shouldn't Be a Lesson Plan...

"When college students graduate, they'll be hit with reality." For years, we've been hearing that radicalism is unsustainable in the real world. Yet, as evidenced by recent student-led protests sweeping the nation, it seems as though reali...

 2020-09-19 02:02 

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Flight 93 Forever...

Danielle Pletka, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has announced that while she never considered voting for Donald Trump in 2016, she may well do so this year. She is being driven to this extremity, she says, by the "hard left ideolo...

 2020-09-19 02:02 

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Statehood for Territories May Boomerang on Democrats...

What happens if, as seems much more likely now than it did a year or six months ago, Democrats overturn the Republican majority in the Senate?No clear answer yet, but NBC News reports Democratic senators have set up a "war room" to enable them to ...

 2020-09-19 02:01 

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Wiped Special Counsel Phones Warrant Investigation...

Once upon a time in America, 18 1/2 minutes of missing tape was a big deal to the Democratic establishment -- including famed left-wing journalists like Bob Woodward -- during Watergate.Yet, today, the D.C. media echo chamber and FBI Director Christopher ...

 2020-09-19 02:01 

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Biden Could Bring Our Country Together; But He's Chosen Not To Do It...

It's now pretty clear that Joe Biden has a lead, but President Donald Trump has been closing nationally (which doesn't really matter) and in key battleground states (which matters a ton). Each party's base has been decided for months. The elec...

 2020-09-19 02:01 

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Is Peace at Hand in the Middle East?...

Having presided over the recognition of Israel by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, President Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize amid talk of peace breaking out across the region.Assuredly, this is a major diplomatic breakthrough,...

 2020-09-19 02:00 

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Why Trump's Mideast Peace Deals Matter...

After Israel's resounding victory over the Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian armies in 1967, the Jewish state again offered the Arab world peace in exchange for recognition. And it was again rebuffed. Instead, the Arab League convened in Khartoum to form...

 2020-09-18 12:58 

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Trump and Biden Hit Unlikely Battleground State of Minnesota...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race, when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states li...

 2020-09-18 09:57 

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Religious Voters Aren't Flocking to Biden, Poll Critics Argue...

"Blessed are the peacemakers," Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Tuesday, heralding the White House signing of the historic peace deal between two Arab nations and Israel, which the Trump administration helped broker.The statement wasn't out o...

 2020-09-18 09:57 

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On 'Russian Bounties,' Media Amplify Biden Talking Points...

The story about President Trump allegedly ignoring reports that Russians were paying the Taliban bounties for killing American soldiers is nearly three months old and the facts have been in dispute since the moment it was reported. Yet, the story was give...

 2020-09-17 17:38 

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Trump's Path to Victory...

One of the interesting things about Donald Trump's upset win in 2016 was that, in retrospect, all the signs were there: It was obvious in the immediate aftermath that key swing states in the Midwest were under-polled; it was obvious that polls were un...

 2020-09-17 12:57 

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With Big Ten Reversal, Trump Aims To Score in Battlegrounds...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort, declaring, "...

 2020-09-17 12:56 

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Biden Under Pressure To Unveil List of Potential Court Picks...

ATLANTA (AP) - Joe Biden is resisting calls from President Donald Trump and even some fellow Democrats to release his list of potential Supreme Court picks seven months after he pledged to name the first Black female justice.Some on the left suggest that ...

 2020-09-17 12:56 

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Barr Takes Aim at Prosecutors Inside His Own Justice Dept....

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General William Barr took aim at his own Justice Department on Wednesday night, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as "headhunters"; in their pursuit of prominent targets and for using the weight of the criminal justice...

 2020-09-17 10:27 

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Dems Call Trump a Mass-Murdering Racist; His Poll Numbers Rise...

According to a recent Hill-HarrisX poll of registered voters, President Donald Trump's approval rating just hit its highest mark since June. This may or may not hold after back-to-back alleged "bombshells" about what Trump knew about COVID-19 ...

 2020-09-17 10:27 

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Trump Again Will Outperform the Polls in Pennsylvania...

On primary Election Day 2016, I got an eye-opening lesson about the Trump phenomenon in Pennsylvania. As a local Republican committeeman, I regularly provide transportation to the polls for those who need it. That day, an elderly woman asked me for a ride...

 2020-09-17 10:26 

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The News as We Once Knew It Is Dead...

In 2017, the liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University found that 93 percent of CNN's coverage of the Trump administration was negative. The center found similarly negative Trump coverage at other major news...

 2020-09-17 02:35 

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The Folly of Biden's COVID-19 Advisers...

The leftist media are claiming Joe Biden has an all-star team of experts ready to take over and vanquish the virus. In truth, they're undermining the single thing this nation needs to resume normal life -- a vaccine. They'd also bring back the dan...

 2020-09-16 18:11 

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Biden's Gun Control Claims at Odds With Crime Stats...

After two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies were shot and critically wounded on Saturday, Joe Biden warned, "Weapons of war have no place in our communities." And within just hours of the attack, Biden tweeted in praise of the original bans on as...

 2020-09-16 15:07 

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Trump Highlights Foreign Policy Wins as He Woos Voters...

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has notched a string of diplomatic wins he's highlighting with voters in the run-up to the election, but his report card on the most serious threats to U.S. national security shows an ...

 2020-09-16 12:27 

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Israel Signs Pacts With 2 Arab States: A 'New' Mideast?...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the "dawn of a new Middle East," casting himself as an international peacemaker...

 2020-09-16 09:28 

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Biden's Glass-House COVID Criticisms of Trump...

Joe Biden will say anything that scrolls across his teleprompter. How else to explain his reckless charge that Donald Trump is not only responsible for every American life lost to COVID-19 but that "the president failed to do his job on purpose."I...

 2020-09-15 13:09 

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'Work Like the Devil': Biden Visiting Florida To Woo Latinos...

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Joe Biden is making his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee, while his campaign is acknowledging concerns about his appeal with Latinos, a voting bloc likely to prove pivotal against President Donald Trump ...

 2020-09-15 12:57 

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Trump To Preside Over Historic Arab-Israel Recognition Deals...

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to preside over the signing of historic diplomatic deals between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations that could herald a dramatic shift in Middle East power dynamics and give him a boost ahead of the November e...

 2020-09-15 09:46 

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California GOP Views Trump More as a Blessing Than a Curse...

President Trump is still grousing about losing the popular vote by 3 million to Hillary Clinton in 2016, but that doesn't mean he's doing anything about it this time around.The president recently told Fox News' Laura Ingraham there was "tr...

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