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All but 1 endangered GOP senator back Trump's Supreme Court push after Ruth Bader Ginsburg death

Just one of roughly half-dozen Senate Republicans in tight reelection races opposed plans to fill the Supreme Court vacancy after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death. → Read More

Supreme Court vacancy highlights stakes of presidential race for progressives

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

DHS whistleblower may not appear before Congress next week, lawyer says

The House Intelligence Committee accused the Department of Homeland Security of working to delay Brian Murphy's deposition. → Read More

Postal Service's plan to send 650M face masks to Americans allegedly nixed by White House

The proposal to have USPS send masks to American households was reportedly nixed by the White House. → Read More

Bill named for Vanessa Guillen would reform sexual harassment reporting in military

The bipartisan "IAMVANESSAGUILLEN" bill, introduced on Capitol Hill, would reform how sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military are reported by victims → Read More

Republicans unveil agenda aimed at winning back the House in November

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their election-year agenda, a platform lawmakers hope will help Republicans win back the House. → Read More

House Dems investigating Pompeo, wife to face off with senior State Dept. officials

Months of tension between House Democrats and the State Department are set to spill out into public display on Wednesday. → Read More

Whistleblower details alleged politicization of intelligence at DHS

Complaint filed with Department of Homeland Security watchdog includes claims of interference in intelligence. → Read More

Officials seek thousands of poll workers ahead of Election Day, fear shortage due to COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and two months to Election Day, state officials are scrambling to sign up poll workers. → Read More

Democrats rope in college students to hammer Trump on coronavirus response

Democrats have found a new strategy to target holes in the Trump administration’s approach to coronavirus: giving college students the mic. → Read More

Democrats to investigate DHS decision to withhold election interference bulletin

House Dem leaders criticized DHS for withholding a draft intelligence bulletin warning law enforcement agencies of a Russian effort to spread disinformation about Biden. → Read More

The Note: Official business becomes political business in Trump White House

With two months before the election, the lines that have long separated campaign activities from official ones are being erased. → Read More

Markey triumphs over Kennedy, ending contentious Massachusetts primary

Sen. Ed Markey's win marks the first time a member of the Kennedy clan has lost in Massachusetts. → Read More

Could a Kennedy lose an election in Massachusetts?

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., was expecting the primary race of his life against Rep. Joe Kennedy III. → Read More

House committee begins work to hold Pompeo in contempt, accusing him of amplifying 'Putin's debunked conspiracy theories'

The House Foreign Affairs Committee will begin work on a resolution to hold Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in contempt, its chair Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., announced Friday. In a lengthy statement, Engel accused Pompeo of an "alarming disregard for the laws and rules governing his own conduct and for the tools the Constitution provides to prevent government corruption." The State Department… → Read More

Immigrant unaware naturalization ceremony would be used at Republican National Convention

At least one of the immigrants who took part in the naturalization featured during the RNC was unaware it was going to be used as part of Tuesday night's festivities. → Read More

Former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson's anti-abortion comments under scrutiny after graphic RNC speech

The claims made by former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson during her RNC speech have been strongly disputed by experts in the past. → Read More

Wisconsin Democrats weigh in on Joe Biden's decision to skip in-person visit

Biden canceled plans to accept his presidential nomination in Milwaukee, citing the coronavirus. → Read More

House passes $25B bill to block USPS changes ahead of election

The House is set to vote on a bill related to the ailing US Postal Service in an unusual Saturday session amid an ongoing political controversy over mail-in voting. → Read More

DNC chair Perez calls Bloomberg 'important part' of Democratic Party after criticism of speaking slot, staffer lawsuits

DNC Chairman Tom Perez praised Michael Bloomberg's contributions to the Democratic Party amid criticism over Bloomberg's primetime speaking slot. → Read More