October 15, 2020

Politics

Dueling town halls for Trump, Biden after debate plan nixed

President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will compete for TV audiences in dueling town hall meetings instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned. The two will take questions in different cities on different networks Thursday night: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia. Trump backed out of

Legal Beat

Senate Judiciary to consider Barrett ahead of vote next week

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett following two long days of Senate testimony in which she stressed that she would be her own judge and sought to create distance between herself and past positions. Barrett’s confirmation to take the seat of the

National

President Trump takes questions on the economic recovery

During President Trump’s first three years in office, incomes for the average American family grew by $6,000–more than five times the gains seen during the entire Obama Administration. Then 9 months ago, the Coronavirus plague spread across the world. Despite gloomy predictions that the U.S. economy would see double-digit unemployment far into the future, America

Opinion

Opinion: Court Packing Issue Looms Large in SCOTUS Hearings

If Democrats pay a political price over the issue of court packing, they can’t say they weren’t warned. Some prominent progressives are pushing Democrats to increase the size of the U.S. Supreme Court so they can add new judges and create a liberal majority, if their party wins control of both Congress and the White

Opinion

Opinion: Democrats Talk, President Trump Walks the Walk on Healthcare Reform

It was a common refrain in the first presidential debate: “He has no plan.” Joe Biden repeatedly criticized President Trump for promising to reform America’s healthcare system, but failing to live-up to the commitment. I’m a doctor, and it’s simply not true. Days before the debate, President Trump took executive action on healthcare reform, laying out his

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