Poll: Majority says Senate should confirm Amy Coney Barrett

The new survey represents an increase in support for Barrett’s confirmation compared with a survey immediately after her initial nomination last month, when 37 percent of voters said the Senate should vote to confirm her. But at the same time, Trump’s approval rating remains dangerously low for a president about to face the voters. Just … Leer más

Former Democratic power broker James A. Johnson dies at 76

Besides running Mondale’s failed run for the White House against Ronald Reagan in 1984, Johnson was a key player in the presidential campaigns of Eugene McCarthy, Edmund Muskie and George McGovern. He turned his political savvy into business success. David O. Maxwell, former head of Fannie Mae, hired Johnson as vice chairman in 1990, after … Leer más

Inside the weirdest, wildest, tightest state in politics

Bill Kuchman/POLITICO Illustration While Florida Republicans used to dominate the absentee ballot game, this year there’s been a stunning development: For the first time ever at this stage of a general election, Florida Democrats are outvoting Republicans. But lest they get too excited, campaign veterans warn that a wave of Republican votes is coming on … Leer más

Eugene Scalia’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and his wife Patricia depart after paying their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Supreme Court building on Sept. 23, 2020. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo The wife of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday afternoon, the department told its employees in a Tuesday night … Leer más

Roberta McCain, John McCain’s mother, dies at 108

She remained energetic and active into her 90s, traveling often with her identical twin sister Rowena, who died at age 99. She attended the 2008 Republican National Convention, where her son credited “her love of life, her deep interest in the world, her strength, and her belief we are all meant to use our opportunities … Leer más