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Listen to all of the PBS NewsHour's coverage of U.S. politics, from Yamiche Alcindor's reports from the White House, to Lisa Desjardins on Capitol Hill, to our weekly analysis and discussions from David Brooks, Mark Shields, Amy Walter and Tamara Keith. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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Listen to all of the PBS NewsHour's coverage of U.S. politics, from Yamiche Alcindor's reports from the White House, to Lisa Desjardins on Capitol Hill, to our weekly analysis and discussions from David Brooks, Mark Shields, Amy Walter and Tamara Keith. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    Trump, Biden focus on Pennsylvania as race's final week dawns

    Trump, Biden focus on Pennsylvania as race's final week dawns

    As President Trump and Joe Biden enter the final week of the presidential campaign, COVID-19 is roiling the race again. At least five of Vice President Mike Pence's staffers have tested positive for the virus, including one deemed a close contact of Pence's by the CDC. But Pence continues to hold rallies that, like many of Trump's, violate state health guidelines. Judy Woodruff reports.
    PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 7 min
    What addition of Barrett could mean for upcoming Supreme Court cases

    What addition of Barrett could mean for upcoming Supreme Court cases

    Amy Coney Barrett is poised to become the third Supreme Court justice chosen by President Trump, ensuring a judicial legacy that will be felt for years to come. And after her confirmation, Barrett will quickly have a chance to make her imprint on some important and timely issues, including voting access and the Affordable Care Act. John Yang reports on how Barrett could change the Supreme Court.
    PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 5 min
    Durbin: Senate should be delivering pandemic aid, not SCOTUS confirmation

    Durbin: Senate should be delivering pandemic aid, not SCOTUS confirmation

    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is the Senate's second highest-ranking Democrat and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which supported the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. Durbin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he has found the judicial confirmation process for Barrett "very troubling," what he expects from her on the court and the "desperate" need for more coronavirus relief.
    PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 6 min
    How Graham's support for Barrett affects his reelection bid

    How Graham's support for Barrett affects his reelection bid

    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is himself in the political hot seat. His support for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court during an election year, after opposing Merrick Garland's nomination in 2016, has left many voters fed up. Gavin Jackson of South Carolina ETV reports on a close race with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison.
    PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 5 min
    Will Georgia's new voting machines solve election problems -- or make them worse?

    Will Georgia's new voting machines solve election problems -- or make them worse?

    Protecting the American voting process from outside interference is a top priority this election season. But public and political opinion are divided over the best voting systems to prevent tampering. Miles O'Brien takes a look at the latest technology being used in Georgia -- and whether it provides a stronger defense against meddling than the traditional paper ballot. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 7 min
    Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump's pandemic message, House outlook

    Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump's pandemic message, House outlook

    NPR's Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Trump's and Joe Biden's campaign strategies in battleground states, Vice President Mike Pence's decision not to quarantine despite a staff COVID-19 outbreak and predictions for the balance of power in the House. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

    • 9 min

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