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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee hold a news conference after boycotting the vote by the Republican-led panel to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to sit on the Supreme Court, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Democrats boycott

Oct. 22, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

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 Day. Democratic senators refused to show up in...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Janesville, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's falsehoods on virus, taxes and Bidens

Oct. 20, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back fully campaigning after COVID-19 sidelined him, President Donald Trump returned to familiar form, spreading a litany of falsehoods. Over the weekend, he asserted yet again the virus was “rounding the corner” when it isn't, misrepresented Democratic rival Joe Biden's...

President Donald Trump talks with voters after an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees what others do not in the pandemic

Oct. 17, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “I believe we’re rounding the corner." “We’re a winner on the excess mortality.” “We have the vaccines coming and we have the therapies coming.” “We have done an amazing job.” President Donald Trump sees in the pandemic what...

Brittany Kaiser poses for a portrait with an image from a Cambridge Analytica slideshow on her computer, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. Documents released to The Associated Press in September 2020 from Kaiser, a former Cambridge Analytica insider, reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a pro-Trump PAC largely financed by billionaire Robert Mercer. Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Trump's reelection campaign, did not respond to repeated email and text messages seeking comment. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Watchdog org: Trump '16 campaign, PAC illegally coordinated

Oct. 16, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

New documents from a former Cambridge Analytica insider reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a billionaire-funded pro-Trump super PAC. The legal complaint touches on some of the same people involved in today’s...

Ann Grannan puts a flag on her car before a Ridin' With Biden event Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Plano, Texas.   Democrats in Texas are pressing Joe Biden to make a harder run at Texas with less than three weeks until Election Day.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Impatient Democrats want Biden to do more in Texas

Oct. 16, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The whispers about Texas are picking up again. Polls are unusually tight. Political money is piling up. Millions of new voters are on the rolls, and Jill Biden flew in this week for an 800-mile campaign swing that stretched from El Paso to Houston. Taken together, all signs point...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Oct. 15, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Troubles in Paradise” by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 3. “The Searcher” by Tana French (Viking) 4. “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam (Ecco) 5. “The...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

Oct. 15, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden 20 days before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story offering bizarre twists to a familiar line of attack: Biden’s relationship with Ukraine. But the story in the New York Post raises more questions...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Barrett keeps Democrats, Trump at bay in Senate hearing

Oct. 14, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over and over, Amy Coney Barrett said she’d be her own judge if confirmed to the Supreme Court. But she was careful in two long days of Senate testimony not to take on the president who nominated her, and she sought to create distance between herself and past positions, writings on...

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reacts to a comment made by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., about the Houston Astros during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Sen. Cruz scrambles the stats on Obamacare

Oct. 14, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators examining Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court heard a wildly inaccurate statement from one of their own Wednesday about how much health insurance premiums have risen since the inception of “Obamacare.” Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas scrambled the...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Takeaways: Barrett is reticent as Dems focus on health care

Oct. 13, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett faced her first day’s worth of questions Tuesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee, and it was a calmer affair than other recent confirmation hearings that featured Democratic procedural delays and interruptions from protesters. With public...