Donations to the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue surged after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, breaking the platform’s record for donations received in a single hour

Summary List Placement The Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue scored a record number of donations received in a single hour two times on Friday, following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. According to a report from The New York Times, from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, ActBlue pulled in some $6.2 million in donations — the most it has raised in a single hour since the platform launched in 2004, according to the report. Then, from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., ActBlue surpassed the record again, bringing in $6.3 million in donations. As NPR reported, in the 12 hours from 9 p.m. on Friday until 9… Read More

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POLL: 58% of Americans think the Senate should not fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court vacancy until after the election

Summary List Placement A new survey conducted by Insider on SurveyMonkey Audience found that the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has escalated the stakes of the 2020 election, and that most respondents disagree with President Trump’s plan to fill the seat as soon as possible. The majority of respondents to the survey said the seat should not be filled until after the election, and a plurality said the seat should be filled by the president elected on November 3.  The poll was of 1,017 United States adults, of whom 850 said they are registered to vote and 88%, or 881 respondents, who said… Read More

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Spurs Reactions From Canadian Public Figures

As news spread Friday night that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at 87, reactions poured in from all corners of social media. Though Ginsburg’s legal judgments affected Americans, her cultural influence wasn’t bound by borders and many famous Canadians paid tribute to her life. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted to news of her passing by writing about Ginsburg’s impact on women’s rights. A profound and fearless advocate for women, equality, and justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s impact will undoubtedly be felt for generations. My thoughts are with her family, colleagues, and all who were inspired by her lifetime of service. — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 19, 2020… Read More

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Jerry Nadler says Democrats should ‘immediately’ move to expand the Supreme Court if the GOP pushes a lame duck vote

Summary List Placement On Saturday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler voiced support for adding new justices to the US Supreme Court if Senate Republicans fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a lame duck session, which would occur after the November election but before new members arrive in January. Nadler tweeted, “If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame duck session—before a new Senate and President can take office—then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court.” As a member of the House of Representatives, Nadler does not have the ability to vote on Supreme Court… Read More

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Lala Kent and Randall Emmett Announce Baby’s Gender in Epic, Slightly Insane Reveal

Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s impending baby sure knows how to make an entrance. Before he or she is even born. On Saturday, the vetern Vanderpump Rules star and her fiance, who announced last month they were expecting their first child together, revealed this child’s gender. In rather unique fashion. The 30-year old did so by sharing footage on Instagram of a skydiver touching down from above in a pink parachute. So there we have it, huh? “We are having a baby GIRL!” the Bravo personality wrote as a caption to the video. Emmett, who is the dad to two daughters of his own (10-year-old London and 6-year-old Rylee) from… Read More

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