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  • Senate Confirms Barrett to Supreme Court

    by - Oct 27, 2020
    By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days...
  • Senate Set to Confirm Barrett to High Court

    by - Oct 26, 2020
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, giving the country a ninth justice Monday as Republicans overpower Democratic opposition to secure President Donald Trump’s nominee the...
  • Bollier Raises $3.4M More in Senate Bid

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Barbara Bollier has raised $4.3 million this month for her campaign for Kansas’ open U.S. Senate seat, extending her fundraising advantage over Republican Roger Marshall and boosting her state record for...
  • GOP-Led Senate Panel Advances Barrett

    by - Oct 22, 2020
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump’s pick on track for confirmation before Election...
  • Senate Judiciary Sets Vote on Barrett

    by - Oct 15, 2020
    By MARK SHERMAN , LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee set Oct. 22 for its vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court on...
  • Barrett Tells Dems She’ll Keep Open Mind

    by - Oct 14, 2020
    By LISA MASCARO, MARK SHERMAN and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented herself Wednesday in her final round of Senate confirmation questioning as a judge with a traditional...
  • Higher Spending in Close Senate Race in Montana

    by - Oct 14, 2020
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Political groups fighting for control of the U.S. Senate have poured more than $118 million into the contest between Montana’s Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Republican incumbent Steve Daines, a record shattering...
  • Barrett Faces Democrat Questions at Hearing

    by - Oct 14, 2020
    By LISA MASCARO, MARK SHERMAN and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted away Democrats’ skeptical questions Tuesday on abortion, health care and a possible disputed-election fight over transferring...
  • Graham, Harris in Spotlight at Barrett Hearings

    by - Oct 12, 2020
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are vowing a quick confirmation for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, as the party — undeterred by coronavirus infections or other distractions — rushes to put conservative Judge Amy Coney...
  • Bollier Criticized for Praise of Strict Gun Law

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans on Sunday circulated a video of the Democrats’ candidate for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas praising strict Australian gun laws that she said “took them all away” to undercut...


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