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Mitch McConnell begs older conservative judges to retire now that Trump’s re-election looks in danger

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is on a quest to jam through conservative judicial nominations while he still maintains control of the Senate.

The New York Times reports that McConnell and his allies “have been quietly making overtures to sitting Republican-nominated judges who are eligible to retire to urge them to step aside so they can be replaced while the party still holds the Senate and the White House.”

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McConnell’s push for judicial retirements comes at a time when the GOP has been “running out of federal court vacancies to fill,” as they’ve spent the past three years ramming through right-wing judges to the courts.

“The overt effort by Republicans to create vacancies reflects a realization that Mr. Trump could lose the presidency, or that Republicans could lose the Senate majority and deprive Mr. Trump of his partner on judicial confirmations even if he did gain a second term,” the Times reports.

Although Trump and the GOP planned to campaign on the strength of the economy in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has made an economic contraction all but inevitable, and there is a strong likelihood of a recession striking just months before voters head to the polls.


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It’s Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: Associate Press reports former VP has clinched the DNC nomination

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The 2020 general election campaign between two top parties has unofficially been set.

"Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest," the AP reported Friday. "The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday."

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Trump retweets right-wing video attacking George Floyd’s character — hours after calling it a ‘great day’ for Floyd

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On Friday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video from right-wing commentator Glenn Beck, which appeared to question the wisdom of calling George Floyd a "hero" — and concurring with Black GOP commentator Candace Owens, who said it "sickens me" he is being "held up as a martyr."

Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/JCJWEFYZww

— David Gura (@davidgura) June 6, 2020

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