The federal judge faced tough questions from Democratic senators and declined to reveal whether she would support overturning key decisions on the Affordable Care Act and Roe v Wade, which, respectively, provide protections for insurance for millions of people and ensures access to reproductive health care options for women across the country.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, meanwhile, answered questions from the president and his allies about so-called “judicial packaging” efforts, saying he was “not a fan” of the addition of seats in the country’s highest court in an interview on Monday. The comments come as Democrats say Mr. Trump’s latest Supreme Court appointment is yet another attempt to overturn his predecessor’s historic healthcare initiative, as well as the legacy of the late Justice Ginsburg.
Check out live updates and coverage from The Independent below:
Joe Biden’s sexual assault accuser publishes book 7 days before election
Tara Reade, who accuses Biden of sexual assault while working for him in the early 1990s, just dropped the news that a memoir will be released on October 27 – just a week before the election.
She announced the release of the book, “Left Out: When the Truth Doesn’t Fit In,” in a Fox News article a few moments ago, saying, “This has nothing to do with the election. “
“I discuss Joe Biden and how I experienced Joe Biden as a staff member and as a woman. And it was not a positive experience, but he is going to the most powerful post in the western world, ”she said.
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Biden’s son-in-law advises Democrats on Covid-19 pandemic while investing in Covid-19 start-ups
Joe Biden’s son-in-law has invested in start-ups focused on responding to the Covid-19 pandemic while acting as a campaign advisor to Joe Biden on his response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Politico.
Howard Kerin is the chief medical officer of investment firm StartUp Health, which began soliciting bids from entrepreneurs in March to invest $ 1 million in products that treated the outbreak – a month before he started participating to daily calls to inform his stepfather about health policy during the pandemic, Politico reported.
“I have little doubt that the relationship with Joe Biden, especially if he becomes president, would spark the interest of some investors,” Avik Roy, founder of investment research firm Roy Healthcare Research and former advisor to the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio said on the way out.
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ACB Senate hearing resumed after short break
Richard Blumenthall is the first to interview Amy Coney Barrett
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Obama to campaign for Biden soon
Barack Obama will “soon” strike the stump for Joe Biden, according to reports.
“President Obama plans to take to the track soon, in addition to all the other activities he has undertaken throughout the year to support the election of VP Biden – as he said, we must all do whatever we can to win on Nov. 3, ”the former president told ABC News.
Although the former president has given high-profile speeches against Donald Trump, including a prime-time speech at the DNC and John Lewis’s funeral, as well as fundraisers, he has yet to hit the stub in the main states of the battlefield.
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New poll shows Biden ahead of Trump in Michigan, tied in North Carolina
Joe Biden maintained a significant lead over Donald Trump in Michigan, but the two candidates were neck and neck in North Carolina, Reuters / Ipsos opinion polls showed Tuesday.
(Result unchanged from the previous week.)
NORTH CAROLINA (October 7-13):
(The race was tied the week before at 47 percent – 47 percent).
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Joe Biden speaking in Pembroke Pines, Florida
The Democratic candidate discusses his view of older Americans.
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BREAKDOWN: Eli Lily halts treatment for coronavirus antibodies due to safety concerns
A major antibody test for a potential Covid-19 vaccine has been suspended in the United States amid safety concerns, a spokesperson for Eli Lilly has confirmed. The ACTIV-3 monoclonal antibody trial, supported by the Trump administration’s coronavirus vaccine initiative titled Operation Warp Speed, has been suspended “out of caution,” according to the spokesperson.
The independent Chris Riotta follows the story as it unfolds.
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Amy Coney Barrett Says Landmark Abortion Case Not ‘Super-Precedent’, Law Not Established
The independent Washington bureau chief John T Bennett delves deeper into this ACB’s take on the super-precedent when it comes to Roe v Wade.
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Bloomberg donates $ 500,000 to Dem juice participation in Miami-Dade
Former New York billionaire mayor Mike Bloomberg donates $ 500,000 to increase Democratic participation in Miami-Dade County, a place where the party must rack up massive votes if it hopes to win the Pivotal state of Florida.
The donation, the largest ever to the Miami-Dade County Democratic Party, could not only increase Joe Biden’s chances of winning the state, which would virtually wipe out President Donald Trump’s path to a second term. The drive to increase turnout could also improve the fortunes of Daniella Levine Cava, the Democratic county mayoral candidate, whose victory could have state-wide and national implications that transcend the local nature of office. .
In a statement, Bloomberg underscored the importance of Miami-Dade County.
“As one of the most diverse counties in Florida, Miami-Dade County is a particularly important county for a Democratic victory in Florida,” he said. “I am happy to support the work of the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee to directly reach out to voters and urge them to vote.” – AP
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ACB and her daughters ‘cried together’ after seeing George Floyd’s death
On the issue of race, ACB said it’s an obvious statement to say that racism persists in the United States, but that a broader diagnosis of the nature of the racism problem is beyond his capacity as a judge.
“My children at this point in their lives have had the advantage of growing up in a cocoon where they have not yet experienced hatred or violence, and for Vivian, to understand that there would be a risk for her brother or her son one day ago a kind of brutality was an ongoing conversation, ”she said.
Watch the video via Reuters.
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