North Carolina election officials have agreed that mail-in absentee ballots returned with deficient information this fall can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot
Romney Indicates He Will Support , SCOTUS Nominee Vote. Senator Mitt Romney's announcement that he would support President Donald Trump's nomination for a Supreme Court justice likely means that the nomination will be appointed. My liberal friends have over many decades gotten very used to the idea of having a liberal court but that's not written in the stars, Senator Mitt Romney, (R-UT), via Politico. [It is] appropriate for a nation that is … center-right to have a court which reflects center-right points of view, Senator Mitt Romney, (R-UT), via Politico. Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democrats have called for a nomination process this close to the presidential election to be delayed. In calling for a delay in the nomination of a SCOTUS justice, Democrats cite the unprecedented Senate blockage of former President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland. Romney referred to "the Merrick Garland decision" as "unfair.". However, he stated that to deny Trump's nominee as a means of making up for Merrick Garland "also wouldn't make a lot of sense," and that such a decision "just doesn't follow." . Trump has indicated he hopes to announce his nomination as early as Friday
A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives
Facebook says it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on disrupting political activity in the U.S. and several other countries
Trump to Name Supreme Court Nominee Friday or Saturday. Longtime Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, Sept. 18. During a phone interview with 'Fox and Friends' on Monday morning, . President Trump said he'll announce his pick to replace Ginsburg at the end of the week. He wants to allow time for Ginsburg's funeral services before making his nomination. We want to pay respect, President Donald Trump, to 'Fox and Friends'. The president also said he'd likely nominate a woman, and he's narrowed it down to five people. According to CNBC, likely candidates are Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa. Democrats contend that a new nominee must be named after the upcoming presidential election. Trump said, "We have every right to do it, and we have plenty of time."
Government attorneys say with the number of U.S. households counted topping 95%, there is no reason for a judge to order the U.S. Census Bureau to extend by a month the head count of every U.S. resident
The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction
The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will try to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices
A woman accused of mailing a package containing ricin to the White House included a threatening letter in which she told President Donald Trump to “give up and remove your application for this election."
The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court for fast action on its effort, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets