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Opinion: Win or lose, the party won't be over for Trump

As Election Day approaches, it's looking like this could possibly be a good year for the Democrats. Joe Biden continues to have a substantial lead in almost all the national and many swing state polls; the party's chances in the competitive fight for control of the Senate are promising and the Republicans have very little hope of winning back control of the House of Representatives.

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Senate Republicans defend Barrett against new report

Senate Republicans are defending Judge Amy Coney Barrett a day before her Senate Judiciary Committee vote against Democratic criticism of her record and a new report from the Associated Press that highlights her previous position on the board of an private Christian school system that the AP reports has anti-LGBTQ policies.

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GOP senators drop Covid-19 ad messaging in final weeks

Throughout the spring, summer and fall, vulnerable Senate Republicans and their allies ran TV ads touting their efforts to pass multi-trillion dollar bills addressing the coronavirus pandemic. In Georgia, a Republican super PAC praised "quick action" from Sen. David Perdue to direct funding to hospitals, while North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis ran ads about setting up the Paycheck Protection Program to save small businesses.

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Opinion: The scary part of the Supreme Court ruling on Pennsylvania's mail-in ballots

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected on a 4-4 vote a Republican ploy to have the Court intervene in a case from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court -- and therefore potentially every election law dispute in the country. But far from a major Democratic win, the decision could spell bad news for the future of voting rights protections. The implications of this decision, with Judge Amy Coney Barrett waiting in the wings to cast the tiebreaking vote in a similar case if -- as expected -- the Senate confirms her nomination to be a justice, are enormous.

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Senate race tightening in battleground Michigan

Democrats hope to take back control of the US Senate majority after Election Day, but to do that they need to defend incumbent Michigan Sen. Gary Peters, who's locked in a tight race with Republican challenger John James. CNN's Miguel Marquez has more.

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A modest proposal on SCOTUS (more 'West Wing' than 'House of Cards')

The Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett concluded Thursday. All indications are that President Donald Trump's nominee will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, bringing the number of conservative leaning justices to six -- an ironclad majority. However, that is not likely to be the end of the story.

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Senators' surprising hug sparks outrage

CNN's Manu Raju explains why a maskless hug between Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) at Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing is receiving criticism.

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Analysis: Amy Coney Barrett's answers were murky but her conservative philosophy is clear

If Judge Amy Coney Barrett rules in the vein she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, Americans' personal privacy rights would be pushed back more than a half century. She would similarly diminish voting rights rooted in the 1960s. And she would, based on her scrutiny for regulators and apparent skepticism for the science of climate change, erect a tall hurdle for regulation of the environment.

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Trump's most influential legacy

Senate Republicans are moving rapidly to bring Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to a successful conclusion. During this week's Judiciary Committee hearings, Democrats provided little evidence that they would muster anything that would derail her confirmation.

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