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October 13, 2020 - 5:37 pm
By STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to end the Census count as soon as possible, overturning a federal court order requiring the Census Bureau to continue the count until Oct. 31. The lawsuit that prompted the case was brought by...
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October 13, 2020 - 3:41 pm
By MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- As the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett continue, former Vice President Joe Biden says he is "not a fan" of court packing, following weeks of refusing to answer questions about whether he would try to add more justices...
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October 13, 2020 - 1:11 pm
By BEN GITTLESON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked the federal government's foremost infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, after taking him out of context in a campaign advertisement that Fauci has called for to be removed. Trump's latest salvo against the...
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October 13, 2020 - 10:58 am
By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Top officials in California have sent a cease-and-desist order to the state Republican party after it admitted to propping up unauthorized ballot drop boxes in local party offices, candidate headquarters and churches around the state. "...
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October 13, 2020 - 10:00 am
By JOANNE ROSA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain and mother to The View co-host Meghan McCain, opened up about the loss of her mother-in-law Roberta McCain, the birth of her granddaughter Liberty, and her endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden...
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October 13, 2020 - 6:44 am
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The high-stakes confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, continue Tuesday. Senate Republicans continue their push for a final vote before Election Day despite Democratic calls to let voters decide...
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October 13, 2020 - 6:42 am
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday spent roughly five hours hearing opening statements from lawmakers and Judge Amy Coney Barrett, as they began considering her nomination to the Supreme Court. While the outcome of the process is not in doubt --...
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October 13, 2020 - 6:34 am
By ALEXANDRA SVOKOS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- A Michigan senator facing a tense reelection race has become the first sitting senator, male or female, to share a personal abortion story with the public. "The mental anguish someone goes through is intense," Sen. Gary Peters told Laura Bassett for...
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October 12, 2020 - 1:43 pm
By SOO RIN KIM, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- As the heated race for the White House enters the home stretch, former Vice President Joe Biden and Democrats are vastly outspending President Donald Trump and Republicans on television and radio ad spending -- by more than $85 million in the final three...
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October 12, 2020 - 10:54 am
By MATTHEW MOSK, WILL STEAKIN, OLIVIA RUBIN and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Las Vegas political operative Jesse Law is not coy about the chief goal of the Election Day poll-watching operation that the Trump campaign hired him to organize in Nevada. “The main goal is electing the...
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