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Death of U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg raises stakes in battle for Senate control

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes in the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate, forcing embattled Republican incumbents to choose between trying to appeal to moderate voters or hoping to fire up a conservative base. Learn More


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U.S. Senate should not vote on Supreme Court nominee before election, says Republican Senator Collins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Saturday the U.S. Senate should not fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court until after the Nov. 3 presidential election, and the winner of that race should pick the nominee. More »


Sudden Supreme Court vacancy a new 'wild card' in U.S. presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has injected a volatile new element into the last stretch of a turbulent U.S. presidential race, potentially shifting the focus away from the coronavirus pandemic and the stagnant economy into a political battle over her successor. More »


Trump seeks to shore up military support in North Carolina campaign swing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump takes his re-election campaign to the political swing state of North Carolina on Saturday in an effort to boost his poll numbers against Democratic rival Joe Biden and shore up support among military members there. More »


Biden says presidential winner should pick Ginsburg replacement

NEW CASTLE, Del. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Friday that "there is no doubt" that the winner of November's presidential election should pick Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement. More »


Trump says likely to nominate a woman to succeed Ginsburg on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday named two conservative women who he has elevated to federal appeals courts as contenders to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy caused by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, a move that would tip the court further to the right. More »


Trump mulling Appeals Court judges Barbara Lagoa, Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two female U.S. Appeals Court judges are on President Donald Trump's short list of candidates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy opened up by the death on Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a source said on Saturday. More »


Ginsburg death ignites fierce U.S. Senate battle - and stirs Scalia's ghost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday kicked off a monumental battle in Congress as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invited President Donald Trump to promptly nominate a replacement, ignoring pleas by Democrats to await the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election. More »


Biden challenges Trump on economy in Minnesota face-off, early voting begins in four states

BEMIDJI/HERMANTOWN, Minn. (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump's handling of the U.S. economy on Friday as the two rivals campaigned in the election battleground state of Minnesota, one of four states where early voting was getting underway. More »


Michigan court rules that late arriving ballots must be counted

DETROIT (Reuters) - A Michigan judge ruled on Friday that mailed ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 must be counted in the state as long as they are received within two weeks after the Nov. 3 election, the latest move by a U.S. court to protect voting rights in the pandemic. More »


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