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Booker: GOP doing "tremendous" damage to Senate in rush to fill Ginsburg's seat

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker says Republican efforts to confirm a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court "does a tremendous amount of damage to the institution of the Senate."
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U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups in NY [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups in NY

The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.

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McConnell Cruises To Re-Election [Video]

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The Kentucky senate race is in one of the most-watched races in the country. On one side is Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. The other side is Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot. Democrats worked over time to try to oust McConnell. Democrats voters were shocked that Mr. McConnell filled Ruth Bader Ginsburg's SCOTUS seat days before the election. The New York Times reports that McConnell won close to 60% of the vote. McGrath won under 35%.

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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as US Supreme Court justice [Video]

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Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the newest member of the US Supreme Courtby a deeply divided Senate on Monday, as Republicans overpowered Democrats toinstall President Donald Trump’s nominee only days before the election. MsBarrett’s confirmation will likely secure a conservative court majority formany years to come. Mr Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberalicon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on issuesincluding abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even the president’s own re-election bid.

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Thousands of women protest Barrett nomination [Video]

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[NFA] Thousands marched, chanted and held up posters against President Trump and his Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, at a Women's March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Fred Katayama reports.

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Rev. Raphael Warnock's allies warn of backlash in Georgia Senate runoff race over sermon attacks

The GOP is hoping to undercut Rev. Warnock with Georgia voters by playing up comments from his sermons but his allies say the attacks could backfire.

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Georgia nears deadline for second recount as Trump plans rally

Over 80% of counties in Georgia have completed a second machine recount of votes from the November election, as requested by the Trump campaign, and elections..
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'They have not earned your vote': Trump allies urge Georgia Republicans to sit out Senate runoffs

The remarks underscore the delicate politics that Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue must navigate to turn out their base in Georgia.

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Congress Will Press Ahead on Military Bill, Defying Trump’s Veto Threat

Republicans said they would not add a repeal demanded by President Trump of a legal shield for social media companies, and Democrats said they were prepared for..
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Rosario Dawson congratulates boyfriend Cory Booker as he's re-elected into Senate [Video]

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Rosario Dawson has congratulated her boyfriend Cory Booker on being re-elected as New Jersey Senator.

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Democrats object as Senate panel sets Barrett vote [Video]

Democrats object as Senate panel sets Barrett vote

The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday scheduled an Oct. 22 vote to advance conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate for confirmation, rejecting Democratic objections. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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Arizona's Mark Kelly is sworn into Senate

With senior Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema by his side and his wife former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords watching nearby, Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark..
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Kelly To Be Sworn In, Flipping Arizona From Red To Blue

On Wednesday, Democrats will pick up a Senate seat when former astronaut Mark Kelly is sworn in as a US senator for Arizona. Kelly defeated Republican Sen. Martha McSally last month. Other senators-elect will have to wait until January to be sworn in for the new Congress. CNN reports that Kelly is able to take the oath of office right away since he won a special election. The swearing-in is slated to take place Wednesday afternoon.

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2,596 Trades in One Term: Inside Senator Perdue’s Stock Portfolio

The Georgia Republican’s stock trades have far outpaced those of his Senate colleagues and have included a range of companies within his Senate committees’..
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Large fire consumes building in north New Jersey

A four-alarm fire in a building in New Jersey that sent thick black smoke into the air visible across the river in New York City was brought under control..
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COVID-19 dealt a devastating blow to this New Jersey household, yet holiday prompts gratitude

Thanksgiving was much different for this New Jersey family that was hit hard by COVID-19. Two family members were missing, one permanently.

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New Jersey cops say city officials implemented ticket quota to raise money during pandemic

The Morristown Policemen's Benevolent Association is suing the town, alleging officers were forced to meet ticket quotas to generate revenue.

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Lawsuit by Trump allies challenging Pennsylvania election results reaches Supreme Court

Conservative U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., and others allege that state officials had no right under the state constitution to expand mail-in voting.

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Supreme Court to mull challenge to convictions under "racist Jim Crow" jury laws

More than 1,500 people are still incarcerated in Louisiana due to non-unanimous jury verdicts — 80% of whom are Black, one analysis found.
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SCOTUS appears skeptical of excluding undocumented immigrants from census

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on the Trump administration's attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census. Jessica Levinson, a..
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Here's the latest for Monday November 30th: GAO finds states concerned about supplies to administer vaccines; TSA reports 1.2m traveled on Sunday after..
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The effort could lead some states with large immigrant communities, like California, to lose seats in the House of Representatives.
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