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Trump Says He Plans To Announce Supreme Court Pick Friday Or Saturday

Updated at 10:51 a.m. ET President Trump said on Monday that he plans to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday or Saturday. "I think it will be on Friday or Saturday, and we want to pay respect," Trump said in an interview on Fox and Friends. " It looks like we will have probably services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it, and I think in all due respect we should wait until the services are over for Justice Ginsburg." But...

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Biden Calls On 'Handful' Of Republicans To Hold Off On Supreme Court Nominee

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday delivered uncompromising remarks, calling for Republicans to hold off on considering a Supreme Court nominee from President Trump until after the Nov. 3 general election. Biden urged Republican lawmakers to respect the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish that she "not be replaced until a new president is installed." "As a nation, we should heed her final call to us," Biden said in campaign remarks in Philadelphia. "To jam this...

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Will a Trump defeat mean the election was rigged?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

This conversation was recorded September 17.

Updated at 10:51 a.m. ET

President Trump said on Monday that he plans to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday or Saturday.

"I think it will be on Friday or Saturday, and we want to pay respect," Trump said in an interview on Fox and Friends. "It looks like we will have probably services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it, and I think in all due respect we should wait until the services are over for Justice Ginsburg."

9/21/20 Panel

1 hour ago

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, political consultant and lobbyist Libby Post, Albany Law School professor and director of the Immigration Law Clinic Sarah Rogerson.

Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster wants you to know he has not written the book you probably wanted to read — and he says it right up front.

"This is not the book that most people wanted me to write ... a tell-all about my experience in the White House to confirm their opinions of Donald Trump," the author warns in his preface.

That might have been "lucrative," he says, but it would not be "useful or satisfactory for most readers."

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the looming showdown in the Senate over her replacement. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

3 hours ago
Yancey Roy
Yancey Roy

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, to learn how President Trump's judicial appointments compare to those of past presidents. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano
WNYT

Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Sunny and pleasantly cool today, with highs in the lower to mid 60s. 

Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen threw for career highs of 417 yards and four touchdowns in the Bills' 31-28 decision over the Dolphins. Buffalo racked up 524 total yards, with Allen becoming the team's first quarterback to have back-to-back 300-yard games since Drew Bledsoe in 2002.

Since July, President Trump has turned a wildly successful viral video app TikTok into his favorite punching bag.

Trump's logic went something like this: Since TikTok's corporate parent company ByteDance is headquartered in Beijing, TikTok could be used as an arm of the Chinese Communist Party to spy on American citizens or cause other mischief.

So the president repeatedly declared that TikTok needs to free itself from ByteDance's control, or be shut down in the U.S. for good.

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the profile of a case that marks the latest existential threat to the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case the week after the general election in November.

Democrats are raising alarms about the future of the law without Ginsburg. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking on ABC's This Week Sunday morning, said that part of the strategy by President Trump and Senate Republicans to quickly fill Ginsburg's seat is to help undermine the ACA.

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