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Former top NSC official alleges politicization in review of Bolton book

Former top NSC official alleges politicization in review of Bolton book

Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty ImagesBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A former top National Security Council career official who initially reviewed former national security adviser John Bolton’s book manuscript has accused Trump Administration officials of “extraordinary” politicized intervention in the pre-publication review process, according to a major new filing in the government’s ongoing…

Public mourns Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at Supreme Court

Public mourns Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at Supreme Court

Allison Shelley/Getty ImagesBy ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Three days of public mourning for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of equality and women’s rights, began Wednesday when her casket arrived at the Supreme Court for a dramatic procession up the court steps lined by more than a hundred of her former law clerks.Her casket was placed…

Public to mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at Supreme Court

Public to mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose at Supreme Court

Allison Shelley/Getty ImagesBy ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Three days of public mourning for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, regarded as a champion of equality and women’s rights, begins Wednesday when her casket arrives at the Supreme Court for a dramatic procession up the court steps lined by more than a hundred of her former law clerks.Her casket…

All but one endangered GOP senator back Trump’s Supreme Court push after RBG death

All but one endangered GOP senator back Trump’s Supreme Court push after RBG death

P_Wei/iStockBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL and KENDALL KARSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Hours after news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday, Republicans rushed to embrace President Donald Trump’s and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to fill her seat on the court, despite the looming presidential election. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., was one of…

Trust on the economy bolsters Trump in oh-so-close Florida and Arizona: POLL

Trust on the economy bolsters Trump in oh-so-close Florida and Arizona: POLL

Official White House Photo by Tia DufourBy GARY LANGER(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump’s economic argument pushes back against Joe Biden’s pitch that he can better handle the coronavirus pandemic in Florida and Arizona alike, producing closely divided presidential contests in both states in new ABC News/Washington Post polls.The critical Arizona Senate race, where the Democrats…

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf set for nomination hearing

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf set for nomination hearing

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy LUKE BARR and QUINN OWEN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is set for a confirmation hearing on Wednesday in front of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and if he is confirmed, he’ll be the first Senate-confirmed secretary in more than a year.President Donald Trump…

Cindy McCain crosses party lines, formally endorses Joe Biden for president

Cindy McCain crosses party lines, formally endorses Joe Biden for president

FilmMagic/FilmMagic for U.S.VETSBy MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, has crossed party lines to offer her endorsement of Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for president.“I, like everyone else, want to have a president that will have my back, that shows empathy and compassion, who has courage and dignity…

House passes short-term spending bill to avoid government shutdown

House passes short-term spending bill to avoid government shutdown

uschools/iStockBy MARIAM KHAN and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The House approved late Tuesday night, in a 359-5-1 vote, a stopgap bill to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not vote yes or no, but “present.”House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced earlier Tuesday that Democrats had reached a…