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Senate Democrats to boycott Barrett’s Judiciary Committee vote Thursday

The boycott won’t prevent Barrett’s nomination from moving ahead, with Republicans on the committee vowing to confirm her. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C), chairman of the Judiciary panel, chastised Democrats for their move and said Barrett will receive a vote. “That is a choice they are making,” Graham said. “I believe it does a disservice to […]

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Senators eschew debates in final campaign stretch

Candidates typically don’t agree to debates when they’re so confident they’ll win that they don’t think it’s necessary. Debating with an opponent also opens up the possibility of a fatal gaffe — just ask Richard Mourdock, a Republican Senate candidate from Indiana who appeared on his way to becoming a U.S. senator in 2012 until […]