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Trump to name Supreme Court pick by Saturday as Democratic hopes of blocking nomination dim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump raced on Monday to cement a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election, telling reporters he planned by Saturday to reveal his pick to succeed liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Learn More


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House Democrats file bill to fund U.S. government but leave out new farm money

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress this week considers legislation to fund the federal government through mid-December, but a dispute over farm aid raised questions about whether lawmakers can avoid a government shutdown amid a pandemic just weeks before the Nov. 3 elections. More »


Biden bashes Trump's leadership on pandemic, Trump attacks Biden on trade

MANITOWOC, Wis./DAYTON, Ohio (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and Trump criticized Biden's record on trade on Monday as the White House contenders battled for votes in key Midwestern battleground states. More »


Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden ahead in Wisconsin, a close race in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to be leading President Donald Trump among likely voters in Wisconsin, while the two are about even in Pennsylvania, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls released on Monday. More »


Trump officials rush to make it tougher for skilled foreign workers to gain visas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is racing to toughen the process for U.S. companies to hire skilled foreign workers before the end of the year, changes top Trump officials argue will preserve jobs for Americans amid high unemployment and be politically difficult to reverse. More »


Judge in Wisconsin extends state's absentee ballot receipt deadline

(Reuters) - A Federal judge in Wisconsin on Monday ordered the state's absentee ballot receipt deadline for November's election be extended, the latest win for Democrats in election battleground states. More »


U.S. policymakers seize on FinCEN leaks to press for stepped up money-laundering fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates of legislation to beef up the U.S. fight against money laundering made a fresh push on Monday to get Congress to act, after new revelations that some leading global banks have been processing payments linked to alleged illicit funds. More »


U.S. judge orders Post Office to expedite November election mail

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered the U.S. Postal Service to expedite all November election mail and to approve additional overtime for postal workers. More »


Trump could face tax fraud probe, Manhattan prosecutor says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Manhattan's district attorney said on Monday he might have grounds to investigate President Donald Trump and his businesses for tax fraud, as he seeks to persuade a federal appeals court to let him obtain Trump's tax returns. More »


Potential Trump Supreme Court pick Barrett known for conservative religious views

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In considering Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump has turned to a federal appellate judge known for conservative religious views who liberals worry could become instrumental in rolling back abortion rights. More »


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