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Trump Picks Conservative Amy Coney Barrett Of South Bend For Supreme Court

Sep 26, 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The move on Saturday caps a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation. He also hopes it will provide boost his reelection effort as he looks to fend off Democrat Joe Biden. Republican senators are lining up for a swift confirmation of Barrett before the Nov. 3 election, as they aim to lock in conservative gains in the federal judiciary before a potential transition of power.

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President Trump is announcing his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18. Watch the announcement live. It is expected at 5pm. 

GOP Expecting Trump To Tap Barrett For Supreme Court

Sep 25, 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are expecting President Donald Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election. Even before Trump unveils the pick, conservative groups and congressional allies are laying the groundwork for a swift confirmation process for Barrett.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joan L. Larsen climbed so quickly through the conservative legal ranks that it even surprised her at times. In five years, she has transformed from a little-known University of Michigan legal scholar to a prominent federal appeals court judge and now a top finalist for a U.S. Supreme Court appointment. Larsen is among a small group of female lawyers whom Trump is considering to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal icon whose death has given conservatives a chance to move the court further to the right.

ND Grad Who Is A South Bend Resident Is A Front-Runner To Be Supreme Court Nominee

Sep 21, 2020
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CHICAGO (AP) — A front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a federal appellate judge who lives in South Bend who has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. Amy Coney Barrett is hailed by religious conservatives and others on the right as an ideological heir to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. She is a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School and taught there before being appointed as a judge to the 7th Circuit.

U.S. Banning Use Of WeChat, TikTok

Sep 18, 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department said President Trump's proposed ban of the apps WeChat and TikTok will go into effect Sunday to "safeguard the national security of the United States." The government said its order, previously announced by Trump in August, will "combat China's malicious collection of American citizens' personal data." The government previously said that using and downloading the app to communicate won't be a banned transaction, although messaging on the app "could be directly or indirectly impaired" by the ban, and people who use it for messaging won't be subject t

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling Michigan’s top election official a “Democrat Trump Hater” after the state mistakenly created overseas absentee ballots that didn’t list Vice President Mike Pence. The ballots instead paired Trump, a Republican, with Jeremy “Spike” Cohen of the Libertarian Party. The Michigan secretary of state office acknowledged that as many as 400 ballots downloaded by local election clerks may have been erroneous. But the state said the problem was fixed within 90 minutes Tuesday.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb said he talked with the presidents of Purdue and Indiana University ahead of the decision to resume Big Ten football this fall.

Trump Comments On Pandemic At Michigan Rally: "We Did It Just The Right Way"

Sep 11, 2020
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Reeling from another crisis of his own making, President Donald Trump tried to refocus attention on his Democratic rival at a rally in battleground Michigan Thursday as he pushed to move past revelations that he purposefully played down the danger of the coronavirus last winter. But the virus controversy followed him as he faced new pushback from local officials worried about the growing size of his rallies and his campaign’s repeated flouting of public health guidelines intended to halt the COVID-19 spread. That includes Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who raised alarms about Thursday’s event. Trump, however, reveled in the crowd of several thousand, packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a cavernous airport hangar, mostly without masks.

Trump To Give Lou Holtz Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Sep 4, 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he intends to give the Presidential Medal of Freedom to longtime football coach Lou Holtz. Trump made the announcement Friday at the White House as Holtz looked on. The president did not announce a date for the ceremony but said it would be soon. Holtz spent 34 years coaching both college and professional football teams, including at Notre Dame and the University of South Carolina. He was among the speakers at last week's Republican National Convention. 

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has applied for federal funding to provide an additional $300 a week in unemployment benefits. It's less than the $600 boost that expired last month but still more than the maximum $362 weekly payment Michigan dispenses. President Donald Trump this month signed an order extending the added weekly benefit after he and Congress were unable to agree to a broader new coronavirus relief plan. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the program will provide much-needed support but is a short-term “Band-Aid” that falls short of what's needed.

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U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says talks over another federal coronavirus relief package remain at an impasse.

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Indiana universities and companies will not be able to bring many skilled international professors and researchers to the state until 2021 due to an executive order from President Donald Trump designed to protect American jobs. 

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Hoosiers protected under the DACA program and their advocates across the state are celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision to prevent the government from ending it. But their happiness is tempered by the lack of action towards permanent legal protection for the roughly 10,000 Indiana residents.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. The outcome seems certain to elevate the issue in Trump’s campaign for reelection, given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of his first presidential run in 2016 and immigration restrictions his administration has imposed since then.

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President Trump is speaking about the unexpectedly strong jobs report at the White House. Watch his remarks live.

The Latest: Biden And Trump Win Indiana's Primary

Jun 2, 2020
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UNDATED (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump have won Indiana's presidential primary. Indiana is among the states and the District of Columbia with primaries on Tuesday. The Democratic result in Indiana was expected because Biden’s rivals have already dropped out of the race. The former vice president’s haul of delegates from his Indiana victory pushes him closer to the 1,911 delegates he needs to capture the Democratic presidential nomination. The state’s primary was delayed by four weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak. Voters in nine states and the District of Columbia are participating in primaries Tuesday.

Trump Travels To Michigan Today

May 21, 2020
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President Trump travels to Michigan today for a tour of a Ford Motor Company plant that’s been producing ventilators for COVID-19 patients.

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President Donald Trump declared meat processing plants “critical infrastructure” to keep facilities operating through the COVID-19 crisis. Indiana is home to two pork production facilities that have closed temporarily due to increased cases among workers.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says President Donald Trump’s plan to suspend immigration is distracting from efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and part of “inconsistent messages” that scare people and put the public in greater danger.

The Democrat told The Associated Press Tuesday that pronouncements about immigration policy now are “scary” for immigrants, those hoping to immigrate and others.

Republican Senators Mike Braun and Todd Young were selected by President Trump to serve on the “Opening up America again” congressional task force.

The bi-partisan panel will work with the nation’s governors and the Trump administration on when and how to reopen the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump's allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to navigate presidential politics during a global pandemic.

Both sides have tried to de-escalate this week.

Trump's supporters in particular sought to downplay tensions that ratcheted up after Trump called the Democratic governor “Gretchen ‘Half’ Whitmer" and charged she “doesn't have a clue" how to handle the health crisis.

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President Donald Trump ordered General Motors on Friday to accelerate ventilator production under the Defense Production Act. 

A week ago, GM announced it was partnering with Ventec Life Systems to build ventilators in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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President Trump is speaking from the Oval Office at 9pm about the coronavirus. The World Health Organization labeled the outbreak a pandemic earlier in the day.

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President Trump is holding a news conference that is expected to start at 6:30pm about the coronavirus alongside CDC officials and others amid criticism of the government's response to the outbreak. Watch his remarks live. You can also listen live online or via the WVPE app on  WVPE NEWS2.

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A new national poll finds some high-profile Republicans – including President Trump – struggling against Democratic candidates in Michigan.

   

The respected Quinnipiac University poll finds the top six Democratic presidential contenders defeating President Trump in both Michigan and Pennsylvania, though half of those results were within the surveys’ margin of error.

 

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is joking that he'd let Donald Trump stay in the White House after the November election "if he's willing to do the chores."

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump supporters cheered as Karen Pence returned to the Indiana Statehouse where her husband used to be governor to file paperwork putting Trump’s name on the state’s presidential primary ballot.

Vice President Mike Pence’s wife walked with Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and about 50 supporters to the secretary of state’s office for Wednesday’s formal filing.

Pence then boasted about national economic growth, the low unemployment rate and new foreign trade deals under Trump, saying “It has been three years of promises made and promises kept.”

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