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Election live updates: Trump returning to Pennsylvania; Biden staying off trail for debate prep

The president is maintaining a busy travel schedule ahead of a crucial faceoff with the Democratic nominee in Nashville.

Posted: 21 October 2020 | 1:37 am

Supreme Court split in Pa. election case raises questions about how a Justice Barrett would rule

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate would vote to confirm President Trump’s nominee on Monday, potentially giving her a week to participate in election-related cases before the final tally.

Posted: 21 October 2020 | 12:58 am

The Trailer: Is this the future of the GOP?

In this edition: The future of the GOP starts in Oregon, the right to vote (or get a ballot counted) gets tried in swing states, and new polls show how close the race for the Senate may be.

Posted: 21 October 2020 | 12:19 am

Wisconsin early voting kicks off amid surge in coronavirus cases

Wisconsin voters headed to the polls as the state grappled with a spike in infections that has turned it into one of the country's latest pandemic hotspots.

Posted: 21 October 2020 | 12:07 am

Trump’s farmer bailout gave $21 billion to red counties and $2.1 billion to blue ones

Part of the reason, obviously, is his strong support in rural areas.

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 11:53 pm

Schumer says he had ‘serious talk’ with Feinstein, sidesteps questions about Judiciary Committee post

Some liberal groups called for the ouster of the California Democrat from the panel over her handling of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week.

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 11:02 pm

We are not ‘rounding the corner’ on the coronavirus, part 8,219,000

A number of states are seeing rising positivity rates and new highs in their case totals.

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 9:36 pm

Clean up, Aisle 1600: White House says Trump didn’t really mean that thing about declassifying Russia documents

In a sworn court filing Tuesday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows downplayed Trump’s recent tweet declaring that he had authorized the declassification of all documents related to the Russia investigation.

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 9:07 pm

Clean up, Aisle 1600: White House says Trump didn’t really mean that thing about declassifying Russia documents

In a sworn court filing Tuesday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows downplayed Trump’s recent tweet declaring that he had authorized the declassification of all documents related to the Russia investigation.

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 9:07 pm

Republicans and Democrats turned out about equally on Florida’s first day of in-person voting

As in other states, Democrats retain a distinct advantage among the 2.7 million Floridians who have mailed in their ballots so far. Republicans say they will close that gap on Election Day.

Posted: 20 October 2020 | 8:15 pm