Washington remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden: «Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us. She was an American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal: Equal Justice Under Law. May her memory be a blessing to all people who cherish our Constitution and its promise … Leer más

What’s next in the Senate’s colossal Supreme Court fight

Does McConnell have enough time to confirm someone? Yes, if he has the votes. Since 1975, the Congressional Research Service estimates that it’s taken an average of 40 days for a Supreme Court nominee simply to get a hearing, let alone win the support of the Judiciary Committee and full Senate. But that timetable isn’t … Leer más

Was the TikTok face-off ‘security theater’?

Bill Kuchman/POLITICO Illustration After weeks of uncertainty following President Donald Trump’s executive order on TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app that has stolen the hearts — if not the data — of millions of teens has found an American partner: Oracle. But will it make Americans’ data any safer? POLITICO Magazine contributing editor Zachary Karabell and … Leer más

De Blasio furloughs mayor’s office staffers, and himself

De Blasio plans to work unpaid during his furlough, his office said. Other employees will not be expected to work while on furlough. The mayor has threatened to lay off 22,000 city employees, but has put that plan on hold amid hopes the state will give the city permission to borrow money and as he … Leer más

Trump’s allies back up his attacks on CDC chief

The shows of support for Trump came after the president contradicted Redfield’s testimony before a Senate committee on Wednesday, when the virologist told lawmakers that mask-wearing could be more effective than an eventual vaccine in containing the spread of the coronavirus. Redfield also predicted that while a vaccine could become available between November and December, … Leer más

First volume of Barack Obama’s memoir coming Nov. 17

“In the book, I’ve also tried to give readers a sense of the personal journey that Michelle and I went through during those years, with all the incredible highs and lows. And finally, at a time when America is going through such enormous upheaval, the book offers some of my broader thoughts on how we … Leer más

How Bob does it: 5 Secrets Behind the Power of Woodward

The most important historical question about Woodward is: How does he do it? Over nearly a half-century, no other person—including people wielding official power as legislators or prosecutors—has done as much to illuminate the modern presidency and help shape understanding of the nine people to hold the office during his career as Woodward, wielding only … Leer más

Hurricane Sally threatens historic floods

Up to a foot of rain had fallen already on the coast by Tuesday night and Sally’s lumbering pace meant there would likely be extended deluges. “A hurricane moving at 2 mph is stalled for all intents and purposes,” said Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami. “If they aren’t moving along … Leer más

Japan’s prime minister steps down

He said his health is improving thanks to treatment and that he, as a lawmaker, will support his successor-to-be, Yoshihide Suga, from now on. He also thanked the people for their understanding and strong support for the upcoming leadership under Suga. Suga, chief Cabinet secretary for Abe’s government and long seen as his right-hand man, … Leer más