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Trump hoping for Supreme Court vacancy as way to boost a flagging campaign

As the Supreme Court hands his administration successive defeats at the same time his political standing craters, President Donald Trump has begun to raise both publicly and privately the potential boon another nomination to the panel this year might provide. [Source]

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