Latest from Paul Kane
Democrats concede that past battles over process were losing propositions, and they need to focus on how millions of Americans could lose their health care if the Senate rushes to confirm the nominee.
  • Sep 26, 2020
The Senate minority is grappling with how much legitimacy to give to the GOP drive to rapidly confirm Trump’s expected nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, before the November election.
  • Sep 26, 2020
Democrats, however, are taking the threat seriously and have begun preliminary talks about how to respond to a constitutional crisis.
  • Sep 24, 2020
  • Podcast
Can the president push through a confirmation? Can the Democrats pack the court? What's at stake for our country? Judicial politics expert Lisa Holmes and congressional reporter Paul Kane answer key questions amidst a contentious battle for the bench.
  • Sep 24, 2020
Republicans uniformly insisted that there will be a peaceful transition no matter the outcome of the election, though many did not mention the president.
  • Sep 24, 2020
Some in Trump’s orbit worry that a pre-election confirmation of a conservative replacement for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg will energize the left in key battleground states.
  • Sep 23, 2020
The minority party can use procedural tactics to slow the confirmation process for Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee but need Republicans to break ranks to derail the pick.
  • Sep 21, 2020
The two states split their electoral votes, and how Reps. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) and Jared Golden (D-Maine) fare in their reelection bids could lift Trump or Biden.
  • Sep 19, 2020
The former vice president was the only national Democrat to appear with Lamb in his 2018 race, and he paid Lamb the ultimate compliment: “He reminds me of my son Beau.”
  • Sep 16, 2020
Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, 81, is the unlikely evangelist for a high-tech Congress that holds virtual committee hearings.
  • Sep 12, 2020