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Recent articles by Christal:

Amy Coney Barrett: Full Senate to vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Monday

The full Senate is planning to vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Trump says debate mute button is 'unfair,' but 'that's my life'

President Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for the final debate of the election season by complaining about it. → Read More

Senate Democrats will boycott Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing vote as GOP vows to move forward

Senate Democrats say they will boycott a committee hearing Thursday where Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination is set to move forward. → Read More

McConnell urges White House against large stimulus deal as Pelosi and Mnuchin continue talks

McConnell worries voting on a stimulus bill may negatively impact timing on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court. → Read More

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings had. Here's why.

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings lacked the drama of Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings. Here's why. → Read More

Amy Coney Barrett hearings conclude: Here's what happens next in Supreme Court confirmation

Here’s what to expect and when she could officially be sworn in as the ninth justice on the Supreme Court. → Read More

Last day of Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearings to feature debate, character witnesses

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to debate Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court tomorrow then hear from experts and witnesses. → Read More

Here's what to expect at Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings and who to watch for

The hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee may be key for a number of senators before November, including Kamala Harris, who sits on the panel. → Read More

Trump rejects Democrats' COVID-19 stimulus offer, says no deal until after the election

President Donald Trump appeared to spike ongoing negotiations over COVID-19 stimulus relief, telling Republicans to focus on confirming Barrett. → Read More

Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. A look at where he's traveled and who he's been with these past seven days

President Donald Trump revealed he tested positive for COVID-19. Here's where he's been traveling and the officials he's met with over the last week. → Read More

House passes COVID-19 stimulus bill opposed by Senate as negotiations stall out

The bill will face opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate. → Read More

Senate approves bill to avert government shutdown with just hours to spare, sending legislation to Trump

The Senate passed a spending measure to keep federal agencies running just hours before the government was set to shut down. → Read More

CNN's Jake Tapper calls first presidential debate a 'hot mess inside a dumpster fire' after Trump, Biden clash

"That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck," CNN host Jake Tapper said after the debate ended. → Read More

'He's a fool': Biden and Trump criticize one another on mask wearing, political rallies amid COVID-19

President Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated the use of masks and holding large political rallies amid COVID-19. → Read More

The Senate could confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court just days before Election Day, with hearings beginning Oct. 12

Sen. Lindsey Graham said the Senate Judiciary Committee could clear Barrett's nomination by Oct. 26, leaving the Senate days to vote before Nov. 3. → Read More

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. What happens next in Senate confirmation process

Now that Trump has named Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, the Senate can start its nomination process. → Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes history as the first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at US Capitol

Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history Friday when she became the first woman and Jewish person to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

What we know about how Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be replace on Supreme Court

While Republicans are expected to move swiftly on filling the Ginsburg's vacancy, the process takes time and could face some serious hurdles. → Read More

McConnell says Senate will vote on Trump's nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat

Even as it mourned the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, officials in Washington began contemplating her replacement on the court. → Read More

Coronavirus stimulus plans: What we know about the negotiations between Congress and the Trump White House

Both sides have been unable to reach a deal weeks after enhanced unemployment benefits and eviction protections lapsed for many Americans. → Read More