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Hospitals Stretched Thin As COVID-19 Surges Across the U.S. 2020-10-28

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Hospitals Stretched Thin As COVID-19 Surges Across the U.S. 2020-10-28

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed for U.S. Supreme Court 2020-10-27

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed for U.S. Supreme Court 2020-10-27

Politics with Amy Walter: A Look at the SCOTUS Nomination Fight

The U.S. has observed a week of mourning Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, in addition to partisan warfare regarding her replacement. Senate Republicans have decided they will move to confirm President Trump's nominee ahead of the general election. His announcement is expected Saturday. President Trump has said that the election could be decided by the Supreme Court and has implied that a justice appointed by him would be loyal in any case involving the election. NBC News National Political Reporter Sahil Kapur discusses what we can expect from the nomination process from now through the election.

Wisconsin is among the few states that played a decisive factor in Hillary Clinton's 2016 loss. This year, the state made headlines because of a flawed primary election that took place towards the beginning of the pandemic. Election officials struggled to keep up with absentee ballot requests, thousands of mail ballots were ultimately rejected, and when it came to in-person voting, photos of people waiting in line for hours, at the height of the pandemic, went viral.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe, Politics Reporter and Washington Bureau Chief for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Craig Gilbert, and Wisconsin Public Radio’s Laurel White dissect Wisconsin's political landscape and share how seriously we should be taking polling.

Also, Black voters are the backbone of the Democratic Party. They are one of the party's most reliable voting blocs and failing to secure their votes will have significant electoral consequences. There is also a significant generational gap between younger Black Americans who feel alienated from traditional politics and older Black voters who are typically loyal to the Democratic Party. Vice President and Chief of Campaigns at Color of Change Arisha Hatch shares how Black voters are thinking about the voting process.  

These conversations are part of a series called Every Vote Counts.
Politics with Amy Walter: A Look at the SCOTUS Nomination Fight

Protests Erupt Around the Country After Grand Jury Announcement on Breonna Taylor Case 2020-09-24

Protests Erupt Around the Country After Grand Jury Announcement on Breonna Taylor Case

Protests erupted around the country last night in reaction to the long-awaited decision in the case of the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Senator Cory Booker on the Fight to Replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Senator Cory Booker joins The Takeaway to discuss the battle shaping up over the Supreme Court, as well as what he's doing on issues including police reform and the racial wealth gap.

As School Year Begins, New Report Examines How Schools Survived Spring

High schools across the country provided a variety of social services in order to meet the needs of lower-income students.

Unpacking the Reporter-Source Relationship

Following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, NPR’s Nina Totenberg paid tribute to her longtime friend.  

Protests Erupt Around the Country After Grand Jury Announcement on Breonna Taylor Case 2020-09-24

Court System Backlogs Leave Foster Families in the Lurch 2020-09-23

Court System Backlogs Leave Foster Families in the Lurch

Although virtual hearings were often substituted, family courts are administered at the local level, meaning responses to the pandemic were inconsistent.

The FinCEN Files: How Banks Move Trillions of Dollars for Organized Crime and Shady Characters

A new investigation from Buzzfeed News and ICIJ reveal the vast network of dark money.

How Senate Races Are Being Impacted By RGB's Death

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death and her now-vacant seat are ratcheting up the pressure in some key Senate races this November.

Examining Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy on Racial Justice

While much Justice Ginsburg’s legal work indicated clear understandings of racial discrimination, some critics have called out her more personal shortcomings when it came to race.

Court System Backlogs Leave Foster Families in the Lurch 2020-09-23