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Trump: Justice pick could come next week, would ‘most likely’ be a woman

President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.

Cash is flowing over confirmation battle for Supreme Court vacancy

Just hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was announced Friday, the leaders of three of the left’s most potent advocacy groups, Demand Justice, Naral Pro-Choice America, and Indivisible, were on a call with 1,000 progressive activists and strategists to begin to unfurl a plan they hoped they would not have to use.

The most complicated election in modern history is coming — soon. Are we prepared?

Experts worry about a nightmare election during a pandemic marred by disenfranchisement and chaos, followed by an acrimonious legal and political dispute over the results that would test the nation’s democratic resolve.

Six ways to make sure your vote counts and help the November election go smoothly

Elections experts say the most important thing you can do is vote early, whether by mail or in person.

Susan Collins says Senate should not vote on next Supreme Court justice until after election

Republican Senator Susan Collins, who is facing a tough reelection fight in Maine this fall, said Saturday that she doesn’t object to President Trump making a nomination to fill the vacancy or for the Senate Judiciary to begin vetting the nominee. But she said any vote by the full Senate should come after the election.

Ricin is said to have been sent to White House

An envelope addressed to the White House contained a substance that federal investigators identified as the lethal substance ricin, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the inquiry.

Trump’s list of possible Supreme Court nominees

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of Trump’s race against Democrat Joe Biden is known.

McConnell may try to push through a nominee, but what about GOP senators like Collins, Romney, Murkowski and Graham?

Hours after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senator Mitch McConnell vowed that the Senate would vote on a replacement, setting up a likely heated fight over the nation’s highest court that carries heavy political consequences.