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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, meets with Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Oct. 26, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump's choice to...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump eyes hosting election night party at his DC hotel

Oct. 26, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation’s capital. Over the past several days, the campaign has pushed out fundraising emails in the president’s name offering donors the chance to enter a drawing “to join...

Supreme Court sides with GOP in refusing to extend Wisconsin deadline for absentee ballots received after Election Day

Oct. 26, 2020 7:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court sides with GOP in refusing to extend Wisconsin deadline for absentee ballots received after Election Day.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks to members of the media outside a voter service center, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemic

Oct. 26, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly different approaches to rallying voters just eight days before polls close during the worst public health crisis in a century. Trump drew...

After talking about the importance of wearing masks, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards puts his mask back on at the end of the press conference updating the status of the state in regard to COVID-19, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The state will continue to be in Phase 2 until Aug. 28. D (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)

Edwards sues House GOP for trying to lift coronavirus rules

Oct. 26, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards filed a lawsuit Monday challenging House Republicans' efforts to rescind Louisiana's statewide mask mandate, business restrictions and other limits the Democratic governor enacted to combat the coronavirus, keeping the rules in a sort of legal limbo. House...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, Minnesota candidate for U.S. Senate Jason Lewis stands after being recognized by Vice President Mike Pence at Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport. Lewis has been rushed into emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia. The Lewis campaign said in a statement Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, that the condition is life-threatening if not treated quickly. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP File)

Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

Oct. 26, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just eight days before Election Day, his campaign announced. The campaign said the condition could have been life-threatening if not treated quickly....

Campaign: Emergency surgery ‘successful’ for GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota

Oct. 26, 2020 2:29 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Campaign: Emergency surgery ‘successful’ for GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota.
Bill Hagerty, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Tennessee, speaks with reporters after voting during the early voting period Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Hagerty, longtime GOP hand, looks to Trump in Senate bid

Oct. 26, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bill Hagerty was vacationing with his family last year in northern Japan, where he was U.S. ambassador to the country, when a friend called and said: “Look at your Twitter account.” On his favorite forum, President Donald Trump had announced and endorsed Hagerty's run...

Voters line up in front of the Yonkers Public Library in Yonkers, N.Y., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 as the first day of early voting in the presidential election begins across New York state. (Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP)

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

Oct. 26, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days. The opening of early voting locations in Florida, Texas and...

In this Oct. 22, 2020, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington. In Election 2020, control of the House is not in dispute and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expanding her reach by working to fortify Joe Biden and win extra seats in case Congress is called on to resolve any Electoral College dispute. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

House already won? Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more

Oct. 26, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it, and she's expanding her reach. With control of the House hardly contested, Pelosi is working to...