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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak at Southwest Focal Point Community Center in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: Biden raises record $383 million in September

Oct. 14, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential race (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden raised $383 million for his election effort in September, a record-breaking sum that eclipses the unprecedented fundraising from the previous month. The haul, announced...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies during the third day of her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

Takeaways: Pardon power, silent mics on Barrett's final day

Oct. 14, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care again played a starring role in Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee as Democrats sought to highlight an issue they want voters to consider on Election Day. During Wednesday's hearing, Barrett maintained her view...

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

The Latest: Barrett's confirmation hearing ends for the day

Oct. 14, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing has gaveled to a close for the day, wrapping up three days of testimony. Acknowledging the deeply divided Senate,...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Barrett vows fair approach as justice, Democrats skeptical

Oct. 12, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett presented her approach to the law as conservative and fair on Monday at the start of fast-tracked confirmation hearings, while angry Democrats, powerless to stop her, cast her as a threat to Americans’ health care coverage during the...

FILE - In this June 9, 2020, file photo ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats are treading carefully on religious faith as they prepare to question President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

No 'dogma': Democrats walk tightrope on Barrett's faith

Oct. 10, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — “The dogma lives loudly within you.” It's that utterance from California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, that's on the minds of Democrats and Republicans preparing for this coming week's hearings with Supreme Court nominee Amy...

President Donald Trump arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, on Marine One helicopter after he tested positive for COVID-19. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is at second from left. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump, stricken by COVID-19, flown to military hospital

Oct. 3, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricken by COVID-19, a feverish and fatigued President Donald Trump was flown to a military hospital Friday night where he is being given Remdesivir therapy after being injected with an experimental drug combination in treatment at the White House. In a day of whipsaw events, the...

Grassley aide says Iowa senator taking normal precautions

Oct. 2, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley isn't believed to have been exposed to anyone testing positive for the coronavirus and is continuing to take normal precautions, an aide said Friday. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, serves as Senate president pro tempore and is third in the line of succession,...

President Donald Trump stands on stage with first lady Melania Trump after the first presidential debate with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Trump says he and first lady tested positive for coronavirus

Oct. 2, 2020 3:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election. Trump, who has spent much of the year downplaying...

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett looks over to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as they meet with on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, POOL)

Trump chose Barrett days after Ginsburg's death, papers show

Sep. 29, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered to name Judge Amy Coney Barrett his Supreme Court nominee more than a week ago at the White House — and she accepted, according to formal paperwork submitted to the Senate ahead of her confirmation hearings. Barrett tells the Senate Judiciary...

Grassley says position on Supreme Court is not hypocritical

Sep. 23, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

Sen. Charles Grassley insisted Wednesday that he is not a hypocrite for going back on a statement he made to constituents four years ago about whether the Senate should take up nominations for U.S. Supreme Court justice during an election year. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, drew condemnation from Democrats in...