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McConnell says he'd confirm Supreme Court justice in election year

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

The comment, however, diverges from his decision in 2016 to not consider President Obama's Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland following the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia earlier that year.
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McConnell Has New Position on High Court Vacancies

McConnell Has New Position on High Court Vacancies

1 month ago   |   By Newser

If a vacancy opens up on the Supreme Court next year during the presidential campaign, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll try to win confirmation for President Trump's nominee. During the last campaign, McConnell blocked confirmation for Merrick Garland, who was nominated by President Obama. On Tuesday, CNN reports,...
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Merrick Who? McConnell Says He'd Totally Fill Another SCOTUS Seat in 2020

1 month ago   |   By Vanity Fair

McConnell refused to block Obama's Supreme Court nominee during an election year. But for a 2020 vacancy? “Oh, we'd fill it.”
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McConnell Says He'd Confirm an Election-Year Trump Supreme Court Nominee Because He's a Republican and Obama Wasn't

1 month ago   |   By Slate

"Oh, we'd fill it," McConnell announced with a smile.
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Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

Get ready for Round 2 of Kamala Harris vs. Joe Biden

It will be “Biden and Harris Round 2” at the second Democratic debates. The lineups for the Democratic presidential primary debates at the end of the month were drawn at random... Read more ...

5.1-magnitude earthquake hits Athens, prompts panic & evacuations

5.1-magnitude earthquake hits Athens, prompts panic & evacuations

The Greek capital of Athens was hit by a series of tremors, with the strongest measuring magnitude 5.1, causing people to flee onto the streets from houses, offices and... Read more ...

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

House Democrats approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. Read more ...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted...

Man freed from prison because he was deemed too old to be a threat convicted of woman's murder

Jurors deliberated less than an hour before reaching a guilty verdict. Read more ...

Judge denies bail for Jeffrey Epstein in sex trafficking case

Judge denies bail for Jeffrey Epstein in sex trafficking case

The federal judge's ruling means Epstein will remain behind bars while he fights charges that he exploited dozens of girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. Read more ...

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago. Read more ...

City explains its public art shows Spider-Man's hands, not devil horns...

City explains its public art shows Spider-Man's hands, not devil horns, after complaint

A woman in Lincoln, Nebraska, is fighting the city over what she says is a sculpture depicting devil horns at the Lincoln Children's Zoo. It's actually just Spiderman's hands... Read more ...

Zack Wheeler report comes in with Mets watching closely

Zack Wheeler report comes in with Mets watching closely

SAN FRANCISCO - Zack Wheeler has taken the first steps in what the Mets hope will be a fast return from the injured list. On Thursday, the right-hander played catch for a... Read more ...

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 people on board, state media says

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 people on board, state media says

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, Iran's state TV reported Thursday. Read more ...

NYC Triathlon canceled as scorching temps expected to hit city

NYC Triathlon canceled as scorching temps expected to hit city

Organizers of the annual New York City triathlon said Thursday that the race scheduled for this weekend is canceled because of the near-100 degree temps expected in the city on... Read more ...