The former Democratic leader of the Senate, Harry Reid, is meanwhile pressing Mr Biden, if Democrats are victorious next week, to go for the so-called nuclear option and scrap the filibuster, the decades-old practice of requiring 60 votes to advance legislation, allowing all bills instead to pass by a simple majority of 51.
Having dropped tantalising hints days ago about an "exciting new discovery about the Moon", the US space agency has revealed conclusive evidence of water on our only natural satellite.
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"As we've seen in previous economically challenged times, parents will sometimes forego their own needs to make their children happy. In this crazy, stressful year, parents might just go overboard and splurge on their kids -if they have money," she said.
Democrat Joe Biden says comments by Mr Trump's chief of staff show the White House has admitted defeat.
Enlarge this image President Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the constitutional oath to Amy Coney Barrett during a ceremony at the White House Monday evening. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images The Senate has voted 52-48 to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, just about a week before Election Day and 30 days after she was nominated by President Trump to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In a White House ceremony following the vote Monday evening, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the constitutional oath to Coney Barrett. President Trump spoke at the event, thanking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and calling today a "momentous day"
Democrats in the state had asked the court to allow the counting of ballots that arrive up to six days after Election Day if they were postmarked by November 3. The ruling was 5-3, coming just before the Senate voted to add Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Justice Elena Kagan, joined by her liberal colleagues, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer, dissented from the court's order. Last week, the court had upheld a ruling by a state court in Pennsylvania extending the mail-in ballot deadline there. Early voting began in Wisconsin last week, and the court's decision could impact the tally in a key battleground. Wisconsin was one of three Rust Belt states that gave President Donald Trump the White House
Facing a barrage of incoming fire from President Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is making it clear where he stands on the nation’s oil industry. “I’m not shutting down oil fields, I’m not eliminating fracking. I’m investing in clean energy and I’m going to make sure that we don’t continue to subsidize the oil companies,” Biden told reporters on Monday as he made a campaign stop in Chester, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from his home in Wilmington, Delaware. TRUMP CHARGES BIDEN 'BLEW IT' OVER FRACKING COMMENT Biden once again emphasized he isn’t calling for the immediate end to the oil industry. Instead, he’s pushing for ending federal subsidies for fossil fuel companies and ending new permits on public lands for fracking as
WASHINGTON — President Trump has repeatedly bragged about what he has done for Black America, pointing to his administration’s funding for Black colleges and universities, the creation of so-called opportunity zones and criminal justice reform.But on Monday, Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, played into a racist stereotype by seeming to question whether Black Americans “want to be successful” despite what he said Mr. Trump had done for them.“One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about,” Mr. Kushner said in an interview with “Fox & Friends,” the president’s favorite morning
Enlarge this image Voters approach a polling location in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 13 — the first day of voting in the state. More than 7 million votes already have been cast in Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sergio Flores/Getty Images With about a week still remaining until Election Day, Americans have already cast a record-breaking 62 million early ballots, putting the 2020 election on track for historic levels of voter turnout. That's some 15 million more pre-election votes than were cast in the 2016 election, according to the U.S. Elections Project, a turnout-tracking database run by University of Florida professor Michael McDonald. McDonald calculates that nationally, voters have cast more than 45% of the total votes counted in the 2016 election. "We continue