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Sweet moment for Republicans: Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court judge

Sweet moment for Republicans: Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court judge

Never before in US history has a Supreme Court justice been appointed and confirmed so close to election day.

  • by Matthew Knott

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Democrats urge Pence to stay away due to latest White House coronavirus outbreak
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Democrats urge Pence to stay away due to latest White House coronavirus outbreak

Senators argued that Pence's presence would not only violate guidelines from the CDC but that it would "be a violation of common decency and courtesy".

  • by John Wagner
Senate votes for Trump nominee Barrett; confirmation expected soon
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Senate votes for Trump nominee Barrett; confirmation expected soon

Republicans are excited by the chance to install a third Trump justice on the court, locking in a conservative majority for years to come.

  • by Lisa Mascaro
Republican-led Senate panel advances Barrett despite Democrats' boycott
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Republican-led Senate panel advances Barrett despite Democrats' boycott

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans have powered past a Democratic boycott to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate.

  • by Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
Please Explain podcast: Biden prepares while Trump rallies ahead of final debate showdown
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Please Explain podcast

Please Explain podcast: Biden prepares while Trump rallies ahead of final debate showdown

In this episode, climate and environment editor Nick O'Malley is joined by US correspondent Matthew Knott to discuss the dying days of the 2020 US election.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Trump talks QAnon and Biden talks pandemic at duelling town hall QandAs
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Trump talks QAnon and Biden talks pandemic at duelling town hall QandAs

Trump's promotion of conspiracy theories stunned moderator Savanna Guthrie, who said "You're not like someone's crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever."

  • by Matthew Knott and Farrah Tomazin
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'We have the votes' on Amy Barrett confirmation, Mitch McConnell pledges
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'We have the votes' on Amy Barrett confirmation, Mitch McConnell pledges

Senator Cory Booker, made an impassioned appeal to Republicans to halt Barrett's nomination process, appealing to them to commit "an act of heroism".

  • by Seung Min Kim and Donna Cassata
'History being made': Amy Coney Barrett sails towards Supreme Court
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'History being made': Amy Coney Barrett sails towards Supreme Court

Republicans are thrilled by the prospect of a judge they regard as a "female legal superstar" sitting on the nation's most powerful court for decades to come.

  • by Matthew Knott
Supreme Court nominee keeps mum on transfer of power, other key issues
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Supreme Court nominee keeps mum on transfer of power, other key issues

Donald Trump's pick, Amy Coney Barrett, did however say she gave no commitments to the White House on how she would rule.

  • by Lawrence Hurley, Patricia Zengerle and Andrew Chung
US Supreme Court allows Trump to wind down census early
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US Supreme Court allows Trump to wind down census early

Critics have said that US President Donald Trump has sought to engineer an undercount in Democratic-leaning areas with high immigrant and Latino populations.

  • by Jan Wolfe
Bipartisan Christian group forms super PAC to oppose Trump
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Bipartisan Christian group forms super PAC to oppose Trump

The new committee, dubbed Not Our Faith, plans to roll out six-figure TV and digital ads focused on Christian voters, particularly those who helped Trump win in 2016.

  • by Elana Schor