President Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and race relations are weighing down his reelection campaign. He continues, however, to have an advantage on the economy.
The president has said that his Supreme Court nominees will come from among a list of names that he first released as a candidate and has since updated.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing a vote for a potential Trump nominee will take place on the Senate floor despite McConnell not even holding a hearing for Obama's 2016 nominee.
The Democratic presidential nominee said Friday he thought voters should have a say in the makeup of the high court through their choice for president — the position taken by the GOP in 2016.
The process is shrouded in secrecy, but the president's flair for the dramatic has introduced a sense of showmanship to the highly choreographed roll out.
In a tweet Saturday morning, the president seemed to imply that he wanted to put a new justice on the court before Election Day.
The Democratic vice presidential nominee visited the court Saturday morning.
NPR's Nina Totenberg first encountered law professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 1971. They became close friends after Ginsburg moved to Washington to serve on the federal appeals court.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the political maneuvering following her death.
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
In his statement, Obama said Republicans should "apply rules with consistency, and not based on what's convenient or advantageous in the moment."
Some 10% of the population is hard of hearing. The government is helping companies cover costs of making see-through masks. "It's a protection, but it's also a communication tool," says an official.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed 30 House Democrats for reelection, the highest number of Democrats to earn the business lobby's support in at least a decade.
Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.