With just 22 days until the Nov. 3 contest, the rhetoric was a representation of the parties' platforms and how they view their winning election strategies.
After pushback from a Capitol Hill reporter and an insistence that he keep the mask on, the Trump official grew irritated and walked away, saying he would be "glad" to answer questions—but only if he could remove his face covering.
Lee—whose doctor cleared him to attend—helps give Republicans the needed quorum to vote later this week to advance Barrett's nomination out of committee.
The massive cash hauls in the last three months come as waning poll numbers for President Trump and Republicans, as well as the political battle over the Supreme Court, have Democrats growing increasingly confident they can retake the upper chamber.
The Senate majority leader's remarks only reaffirm the political reality of trying to forge a bipartisan agreement leading into a major election with a president who continues to offer about-face positions on whether he wants more economic relief before voters cast their ballots.
The proposal, which will be introduced Friday, comes as the House speaker has questioned Trump's health amid his recovery from coronavirus. Pelosi did not say the president should be removed from office under the amendment.
Pelosi's rejection of an airlines bailout during mass layoffs comes amid a whirlwind of confusion among those in Washington over the state of stimulus negotiations after contradictory remarks from the president, who's position on the matter appears to change daily.
Advocates and aspiring politicians from the scientific arena hope more people from their professions will be motivated to run in the future in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the federal government's bungled handling of the health crisis.
The only thing that has become increasingly clear is that no additional aid will be afforded to Americans before Election Day.
With a 47-member caucus, Democrats need a net gain of at least three seats, so long as they also win the presidency.
In a series of tweets, the president revealed from a conservation earlier in the day that he instructed GOP congressional leaders to cease any bipartisan talks until after Nov. 3 and to focus on confirming his new Supreme Court nominee.
Despite the bipartisan support and a 51-43 vote, the motion failed. Sixty votes were required to pass the measure.
Pelosi, though more optimistic on the prospects for a potential deal than she was previously, made clear that she and Mnuchin still do not have an agreement and remain far apart on several issues.
Amid renewed negotiations between Pelosi and Mnuchin, the House postponed plans Wednesday evening to vote on a trimmed-down $2.2 trillion stimulus package until Thursday to "give further room for talks."
President Trump's refusal to forcefully condemn white supremacy at the first presidential debate caused GOP senators—including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—to grimace and encourage the commander-in-chief to make clear that he opposes such sentiments and groups.
The race is one of 37 that House Democrats hope will help them expand their majority in the lower chamber.
Did this former doctor and commercial fisherman who is trying to help Democrats win back the Senate really kill a grizzly bear in self-defense?
A two-page messaging strategy memo sent to House Democrats and candidates across the country further represented the belief among party leaders that the vacant Supreme Court seat Republicans are so quickly trying to fill could be a winning issue for Democrats at the ballot box.
The Grand Canyon-like gap between the two parties on how to address the struggling economy has persisted for months. Only this time, the election is just 39 days away and a fierce partisan battle over a Supreme Court vacancy is consuming Congress.
It is rare for members of the Big Four—the top leaders in both chambers—to miss such historic and significant ceremonies at the Capitol, particularly for those who lie in state.
Senate Judiciary Committee members Chris Coons and Mazie Hirono told Newsweek they're uncertain if they'll participate in the forthcoming hearing, signaling they may snub the process in an apparent rebuke to Republicans filling the vacancy before Election Day.
It's a question that Democrats and Joe Biden really don't want to answer. Most Senate Democrats pivot to discuss their focus on winning the majority and protecting Americans' health care, which they warn could be at risk.
The Protecting Our Democracy Act would strengthen Congress' power and oversight of the Executive Branch while curtailing a president's authority and potential abuses of power.
The silver lining immersed within the bitter partisan squabbling that will ensue for the next few weeks is that Democrats feel they now have another hot-button issue that could drive their supporters to the ballot box.
Both moderate Democrats have not only stated they oppose rushing to fill a vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—they have blasted Mitch McConnell for pushing to confirm a nominee before the election.
Democrats need just four Republican senators to side with them. It appears they will fall short of that threshold.
The Senate majority leader rejected accusations from Democrats that moving to confirm a new justice would be hypocritical just weeks before the election, given his refusal in 2016 to allow a vote on President Barack Obama's nominee.
By President Trump offering accolades to a bipartisan plan and urging Republicans to support more expensive legislation than their previous offers, GOP senators' leverage has severely dwindled.
The survey suggests that the district, currently held by Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman, who was ousted by his party during a June nominating convention after he officiated a same-sex wedding, is becoming increasingly in play for Democrats.
Several Republican senators, including Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio and top Trump ally Lindsey Graham, said the president's claims simply weren't accurate.