Category Archives: Politics

Supreme Court Nominee: Judge Amy Coney Barrett ‘Her Background & Views’

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s expected Supreme Court pick, has shared — in her own words — how she thinks justices should approach hot-button social issues. WSJ’s Jason Bellini reports.

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Political News: ‘Shields & Brooks’ On Supreme Court Vacancy Debate (Video)

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the battle over filling her Supreme Court seat, President Trump’s continuing rhetoric about the integrity of voting by mail and concerns over election confusion or dissent.

Morning News Podcast: 2020 Mail-In Ballot Issues, Breonna Taylor Protests

The President is refusing to say he’ll accept the results of the election, casting doubts about the legitimacy of the ballots. Also, protesters marched for a second night in Louisville, Kentucky calling for justice in the Breonna Taylor case. Kentucky’s governor and Louisville’s mayor have called on the attorney general to release the grand jury’s evidence. 

And, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says the pandemic is causing more people to reach out for help, reversing decades of progress with homelessness among vets.

Morning News Podcast: Private Space Exploration, Mail-In Voting, Vaccines

Axios Today reports: Private companies are becoming more and more invested in entering the space race. That means smaller missions – with more freedom in what they can study and explore – could completely change our understanding of the universe.

  • Plus, democrats are changing up their voting strategy.
  • And, Johnson & Johnson has reached another vaccine trial milestone.

Guests: Axios’ Miriam Kramer, Alexi McCammond, and Caitlin Owens

Morning News Podcast: Supreme Court Nominees, Covid-19 Deaths, stimulus

GOP Senators push to confirm Supreme Court nominee by election day, U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 200,000, and Illinois man has kept Richard Nixon’s unfinished sandwich for 60 years. 

Morning News Podcast: Status Of Stimulus Bill, Economic Bright Spots

Axios Today reports: We’re halfway through September which means members of Congress are shifting their focus towards their own re-election campaigns, and now a Supreme Court Justice pick. After months of back and forth on a new stimulus bill, it’s now even less likely one will pass before the election.

  • Plus, some not-bad news about our economic recovery.
  • And, on the road with the Biden campaign.

Guests: Axios’ Alayna Treene, Felix Salmon and Hans Nichols.

Politics Monday: Tamara Keith And Amy Walter On Supreme Court Debate

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, how it affects the presidential race and the power dynamics at play in the Senate around the battle for her replacement.

Tributes: “The Lasting Legacy Of Ruth Bader Ginsberg” (WSJ Video)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fierce advocate for women’s legal equality and the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has died at age 87. Watch key moments of her career and reflections by WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib and Jess Bravin.

PHOTO: Nikki Kahn/Getty Images.

Political News: Shields & Brooks On The Covid-19 Vaccine Debate (PBS Video)

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including President Trump’s vaccine rhetoric, the administration’s political manipulation of science, Joe Biden’s campaign message for working-class voters and Trump’s approach to U.S. history education.

Morning News Podcast: UAE & Bahrain Peace With Israel, Insurance Payouts

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington yesterday to commemorate new peace accords with UAE and Bahrain – the first Arab states in a quarter century to normalize relations with Israel.

  • The peace accords between the Unite Arab Emirates and Israel could have major impacts on the future of the region, including possible compromises on Palestine and annexation of the West Bank.
  • Plus, what the civil disorder following the Black Lives Matter protests cost the insurance industry.
  • And, tips to ease Zoom fatigue.

Guests: Axios’ Jennifer Kingson, Eric Pandey and contributor Barak Ravid.