October 22, 2020

Legal Beat

Democrats to boycott Barrett vote, Senate GOP pushes ahead

Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick before Election Day. The Judiciary Committee, which is controlled by Republicans, is expected to change the

Politics

Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debate

President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign. Worried about losing the White House, some advisers are urging Trump to trade his aggressive demeanor from

Technology

U.S. antitrust case against Google mirrors Microsoft battle

The Trump administration’s legal assault on Google actually feels like a blast from the past. The U.S. Justice Department filed an equally high-profile case against a technology giant in 1998, accusing it of leveraging a monopoly position to lock customers into its products so they wouldn’t be tempted by potentially superior options from smaller rivals.

Religion

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue. The papal thumbs-up came midway through the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered at the Rome Film Festival.

Opinion

Opinion: America, It’s Time to Fight Back Against Left-Wing Social Media Companies

Silicon Valley is on the offensive. Leading up to Election Day, social media companies are weaponizing their platforms to undermine President Donald Trump and boost Joe Biden’s lackluster presidential campaign. Last week, Twitter blocked a New York Post story that dug into Biden’s dealings with a Ukrainian energy firm on behalf of his son, Hunter. According to recently revealed emails,

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