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Judge Amy Coney Barrett could be seated on the Supreme Court as early as Monday, Oct. 26, barring a last minute Hail Mary from Senate Democrats.

Democratic senators were noticeably missing when the Judiciary Committee voted to advance Barrett's Supreme Court nomination on Thursday.

There are a few more procedural hurdles in the way before Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court on Monday.

First, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will ask the Senate to move to executive session on Friday afternoon. Once that vote is complete, McConnell will immediately file "cloture" on the nomination.

A cloture petition to stop a filibuster -- which could delay Barrett's nomination -- can't be voted on until Sunday because it requires an intervening day (Saturday), according to Fox News.

Once the cloture petition is approved (on Sunday), Senate Democrats have 30 hours to throw that Hail Mary to disrupt Barrett's nomination.

This is the phase when the Democrats "found" an accuser who claimed she was raped by Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager. That strategy delayed Kavanaugh's nomination to the bench.

That isn't likely to happen in Barrett's case.

After the 30 hours expires Monday evening, the crucial and much-anticipated confirmation vote begins Monday night.

If this timetable holds, the Senate could confirm Barrett as the 115th Justice on the Supreme Court around 8:15 p.m. EST Monday.

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President Donald Trump urged his loyal supporters to put their faith in God, not masks during a campaign stop in Greenville, NC on October 15.

The president, who recently recovered from Covid-19, urged his followers not to rely on face masks, which could potentially expose them to the coronavirus.

A recent study by the CDC found 74% of people who "always" wore face masks contracted the coronavirus.

"Masks, no masks... you can do all you want, but you know, you still need help from the boss," Trump said, as he pointed to the sky.

"Somebody said to me the other day, 'You're the most famous person in the world by far.' I said, 'No I'm not.' They said, 'Who's more famous?' I said, 'Jesus Christ.' I'm not taking any chances..."

Elsewhere in his speech, Trump promised to reopen schools and stop the leftist's "radical indoctrination" of school children.

"We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education to our schools. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. And we will live by the timeless words of our national motto, 'In God we trust,' and that won't be changed."

Trump received enthusiastic applause from huge crowds when he returned to North Carolina to speak at a rally in Gastonia on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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He was accompanied by conservative YouTube vloggers Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, aka Diamond and Silk, who led the crowd in chants of "Four more years!"

"Just want you all to know that we are the United States of America -- not China, but the United States of America," they told the crowd.

The North Carolina natives urged the crowd not to listen to the liberal news media, who they referred to as "the enemy of the people."

"People keep saying, "Oh my God, I feel like a slave," said Hardaway. "Well, if you are standing out here in this crowd..., you ain't never been no slave! You don't know nothing about slavery," she said, as the crowd cheered.

She added: "And anybody that feels like a slave, how about you stop voting like a slave and maybe you won't feel like one."

Watch Diamond and Silk's speech in Gastonia, NC below.
 

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Rapper 50 Cent endorsed President Donald Trump after seeing Joe Biden's tax plan for the wealthy. The rapper shared a screenshot of Biden's tax plan on his Instagram account on Monday.

He captioned the image: "WHAT THE F***! (VOTE ForTRUMP) IM OUT..."

Fiddy, who was born Curtis Jackson, noted that California would see the stiffest tax hike: 62.6% under Biden's plan.

Biden's tax hike allegedly applies only to people and corporations that earn more than $400,000 annually.

"I don't care Trump doesn't like black people 62% are you out of ya f***ing mind," Fiddy wrote.

50 Cent, a registered Democrat, has criticized President Trump in the past.

Months ago, he called out the president for his response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"You wanted a reality show host as president. Well now you're on Survivor," he said.
 

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Joe Biden's campaign manager admitted the national polls that give Biden a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump are "inflated."

"We're not ahead by double digits. We're just not," tweeted Jen O'Malley Dillon on Thursday. Dillon went on to say the race is "far closer" than a lot of Biden supporters think. "Like a lot closer."

The Biden camp is concerned that the 2020 election will be a repeat of 2016 when Hillary Clinton had double-digit leads over Trump in 12 national polls.

In a Zoom call to supporters, Dillon said, "Please take the fact that we are not ahead by double digits. Those are inflated national public polling numbers."

With a hint of panic in her voice, she urged Democrats to get out and vote.

Some Twitter users expressed anger at the Biden camp for appearing to wave the white flag too early.

One user tweeted: "Are you trying to give me nightmares with this close talk or make sure I vote?"

But others see Dillon's warning as a calculating move to keep the other side off balance.

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A nodding woman stole the show at President Donald Trump's Miami town hall on ABC Thursday night.

The dark-skinned Latina, wearing a red mask, was seen nodding her head and giving the thumbs up while Trump spoke.

Twitter quickly dubbed her the #noddinglady and #LadyinRed. Some Twitter users demanded to know who she was so they could make her life miserable for being an obvious Trump sympathizer.
 

It wasn't long before Twitter sleuths found her. She was identified as Mayra Joli, an immigration attorney and pro-Trump activist who once ran for Congress and lost to Democrat Donna Shalala.

One user tweeted: "Are you the amazing woman behind President Trump in the town hall tonight? You were fabulous if so."

Another user wrote: "you kept me smiling during the town hall tonight... thank you!"

A third user tweeted: "Were you the red masked lady at the Trump town hall? If so...my hero!!! Made my night."

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Mayra is happily married to a former Marine and current University of Miami law professor Steve Befera. They met in 1995 and share a son, according to Heavy.com.

Mayra is active on Twitter, and calls herself a "former Democrat, always conservative."

Among her tweets in the past few weeks is a pro-Trump song by Cuban-American artists titled "Yo Voy a Votar Por Donald Trump" (I will vote for Donald Trump).

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Black Twitter expressed outrage tonight after Joe Biden equated Black people in America with the criminal justice system.

Biden made the remark during ABC's town hall event on Thursday night.

A Black male asked Biden, "Besides 'you ain't Black,' what do you have to say to young Black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that continually fails to protect them?"

Rather than discuss his views on police reform, Biden saw a Black man standing there and immediately equated him with the criminal justice system and being poor.

"In addition to dealing with the criminal justice system to make it fair and make it more decent, we have to be able to put Black Americans in a position to be able to gain wealth," Biden said.
 

Black viewers were understandably upset. One man wrote: "WOW, a black man asks why Joe is worthy of his vote and the FIRST thing Joe mentions is criminal justice system? He just lost my vote."

Another user wrote: "He must have forgotten about his crime bill in 1994 that has sent more black men to prison than all previous crime bills combined."

And a third wrote: "Criminal justice system? Black wealth? So when he thinks of black folks, he thinks poor and criminal... ouch."

Biden's full response to the question is below.

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Senator Kamala Harris canceled her travel plans after two campaign staffers tested positive for Covid-19.

The vice presidential candidate was not in close contact with either of the two infected staffers.

Her campaign made the decision to cancel her travel plans "out of an abundance of caution and in line with [the] campaign's commitment to the highest levels of precaution."

The news comes a day after presidential candidate Joe Biden called a press lid to avoid questions about a bombshell email leak that compromised his son, Hunter Biden.

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Some of the emails conflict with denials Joe Biden made saying he never met with officials at a Ukraine gas company that hired Hunter Biden and paid him $50,000 a month.

In one email dated 2015, a Burisma official thanked Hunter for arranging a meeting with his father, Joe, then-vice president for Barack Obama.

But Biden's camp claimed there was no such meeting on Biden's "official” schedule for that time period.

After the email leaked on Wednesday, Biden's camp released a statement admitting for the first time that Biden "probably" met with the official.

Some 40,000 emails and thousands of text messages were found on the hard drive of a laptop computer at a repair shop in Delaware in 2019.

When the laptop's owner missed the 90-day deadline to pick up the laptop, it became the property of the repair shop. The shop owner turned the hard drive over to the FBI, but he never heard back from them.

Fearing a coverup at the federal level, the shop owner contacted President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, who leaked the emails and explicit photos to the New York Post.

Former vice president Biden is still expected to participate in Thursday's town hall event on ABC News.

His campaign is furious that President Trump's town hall event will air at the same time, 8 p.m. ET Thursday on NBC.

Trump is expected to discuss the damaging emails found on Hunter Biden's laptop.

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Ice Cube defended himself after his support of Donald Trump sparked a social media meltdown on Wednesday.

President Trump's top adviser Katrina Pierson took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank the legendary rapper for helping the Trump administration to develop Trump's $500 billion economic recovery "Platinum Plan" for the Black community.

"Shoutout to @icecube for his willingness to step up and work with @realDonaldTrump Administration to help develop the #PlatinumPlan... Leaders gonna lead, haters gonna hate. Thank you for leading!"

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The news comes after Ice Cube, born O'Shea Jackson, tweeted on Oct. 11 that he'd met with both parties (Republicans and Democrats), and he revealed that he's not supporting the Democrats in the 2020 election.

That didn't sit well with Ice Cube's followers, whose parents and grandparents are lifelong Democrats.

The backlash on Twitter was swift and unrelenting.

Political commentator Bakari Sellers, a Democrat, tweeted that Ice Cube "fell for something shiny" with the Trump campaign.

"Biden has a black agenda & a racial equity agenda. He has a black female VP who will help oversee COVID recovery for a virus which from a health & economic POV devastated black communities. He will appoint a black woman to the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) & @icecube fell for something shiny."

Hitting back amid the backlash, Ice Cube insisted he had spoken to both Trump and Biden's teams about his proposed Contract With Black America, which he said "strikes at the heart of racism and presents a blueprint to achieve racial economic justice".

The rap mogul tweeted:

"Facts: I put out the (Contract with Black America). Both parties contacted me. Dems said we'll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA."

Ice Cube added that after hearing both sides, he eventually decided to go with Trump, who offered more than lip service.

Cube felt Trump's economic recovery plan would be best for the Black community as a whole. Trump's proposed Platinum Plan aims to create three million new jobs in the Black community over the next four years, and create 500 million new Black-owned businesses by increasing access to financial capital.

Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has previously said he doesn't support reparations for American descendants of slavery.

When one person accused Ice Cube of joining the "darkside", the rapper responded:

"Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They're all the same until something changes for us. They all lie and they all cheat but we can't afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change. Our justice is bipartisan."

A recent poll revealed Trump's support among Black men has grown from 8% in 2016 to 45% in 2020.

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Ice Cube has jumped on board the Trump Train.

Trump top adviser Katrina Pierson took to Twitter to thank the legendary rapper for helping the Trump administration to develop the #Platinum Plan.

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The news comes after Ice Cube, born O'Shea Jackson, tweeted on Oct. 11 that he'd met with both parties (Republicans and Democrats), and he revealed that he's not supporting the Democrats in the 2020 election.

Jackson also hyped the $500 billion on the table from Republicans to fund black business startups, which is part of Trump's four-year "Platinum Plan."

According to Vladtv.com, Trump plans to "Increase access to capital in Black communities by almost $500 billion" to be spent in various ways, including creating 3 million new jobs for the Black community and creating 500,000 new Black-owned businesses.

You can see Trump's Platinum Plan in detail below.

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A fiber optic cable was accidentally cut, shutting down Virginia's online voter registration system on the final day to register.

The cable was inadvertently cut during a Chesterfield County roadside utilities project.

The Virginia Department of Elections said in a statement on Twitter that the fiber optic cable was accidentally severed and no foul play is suspected.

Technicians are working to repair the cut cable, but there is no end to the conspiracy theories online.

Many skeptics believe the cable was cut intentionally to interrupt online voter registration on the last day in Virginia.

Voting advocates said the accident couldn't have come at a worst time. Some voters wait until the last day to register, sometimes after being reminded by the news media or social media.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is in support of extending the deadline one more day, but he said only the courts have the ability to extend the deadline.

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If Kanye West is out of the race for president, he hasn't gotten the memo. The mega producer unveiled his first campaign ad on Twitter on Monday.

He captioned the ad: "we stepping out on faith."

Standing against a backdrop of a black and white flag, Kanye said, "America. What is America's destiny? What is best for our nation? Our people? What is just, true justice? We have to think about all these things together as a people."

The father of four went on to discuss his vision for America.

"To contemplate our future, to live up to our dream, we must have vision. We as a people will revive our nation's commitment to faith, to what our Constitution calls the free exercise of religion, including, of course, prayer. Through prayer, faith can be restored," he said.

Kanye, 43, hopes to become this nation's 46th president. But he has a steep uphill climb against Donald Trump and his challenger Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

"We as a people are called to a greater purpose than ourselves," said Kanye. "We are not only a beacon to the world, but we should be servants to each other. To encourage each other, to help each other to lift up each other.

"Our fellow Americans, that we may all prosper together. We have to act on faith, with the sure knowledge that we are pursuing the right goals and doing the right things. We will build a stronger country by building stronger families. Families are the building blocks of society, of a nation. By turning to faith, we will be the kind of nation, the kind of people God intends us to be."

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President Donald J. Trump held a rally for hundreds of Black and brown supporters at the White House on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Washington, DC.

But rather than join his loyal supporters inside the White House as he normally would do, Trump spoke to them from the second-floor balcony of the Blue Room.

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Trump was given a clean bill of health by his doctor last week, after testing positive for Covid-19 on Oct. 1.

Conservative activist Candace Owens, who is one of Trump's most vocal supporters, is catching heat for reportedly paying Black people to attend the rally at the White House.

ABC News reported that Owens's BLEXIT group paid for some Black people to travel by plane to the event. Attendees were asked to bring a mask and to fill out a form acknowledging that BLEXIT would cover the costs, including a Covid-19 test.

Owens slammed ABC News for twisting the facts.

"We are not interested in participating in your obvious media angle here to slander/attack the president regarding COVID-19," Owens told ABC News, adding that the event was about "supporting law enforcement in minority communities."

According to EURweb.com, Black Twitter accused Owens of using Black people as paid "props" for "racist" Trump and endangering their lives.

"They're paying Black people to risk their lives as props for the COVID-infected racist president," former Clinton foreign policy spokesperson Jesse Lehrich tweeted.

"She should be held accountable if any of them get sick. You're flying people to be infected. And for what?" tweeted Elon James White, comedian, founder and editor in chief of This Week in Blackness.

Owens later admitted that a few Trump supporters "who asked for financial help" were provided with "travel stipends."

She then accused her critics of "mocking people who are struggling financially."

"Um... yes. We had a small group of attendees who asked for financial help to make the event so we secured travel stipends for them. Mocking people who are struggling financially is the weirdest, most elitist, Democrat flex— possibly ever," she tweeted in response to writer Jonathan Capehart's retweet of the ABC story.
 

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After failing to get President Trump out of office since 2016, Nancy Pelosi plans to use the nuclear option to remove him before the elections.

Pelosi says Congress will discuss using the 25th Amendment powers to remove Trump from office amid unfounded fears that a steroid treatment he received for Covid-19 turned him into a raving maniac.

In addition to experimental antibody drugs by Regeneron and an antiviral drug called remdesivir, Trump also received dexamethasone, a potent steroid that suppresses inflammation in the lungs.

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The Democrats and their allies in the news media claim the steroid treatment caused Trump to become aggressive and affected his mental health.

Some side effects of dexamethasone include aggression, anxiety, irritability, mental depression, mood changes and trouble thinking, according to the Mayo Clinic.

But those side effects are rare. As a RN who has administered dexamethasone and Prednisone (as well as other steroids) to hundreds of patients - including children - since 1987, I personally have never witnessed those side effects in any of my patients.

The Democrats seem desperate to remove Trump from office despite national polls saying Biden has a double digit lead over Trump.

Their own internal polls tell a different story. For example, Trump's approval among Black men has jumped to 45% from just 8% in 2016. And Trump enjoys substantial support among the Hispanic community.

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President Donald Trump says he will drop out of the second debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden if the debate goes virtual.

Trump plans to hold a rally instead of participating in the debate scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15 in Miami, Florida.

The debate commission announced the 2nd debate would be held virtually due to the President's positive Covid-19 test on Oct. 1.

Calling the idea of a virtual debate "ridiculous", Trump told the Mornings with Maria show, "I'm not going to waste my time on a virtual debate."

After the interview, the Trump campaign issued a statement calling members of the debate commission "swamp creatures" who were trying to help Biden.

"Here are the facts: President Trump will have posted multiple negative [Covid-19] tests prior to the debate, so there is no need for this unilateral declaration," the campaign said. "The safety of all involved can easily be achieved without canceling a chance for voters to see both candidates go head to head. We'll pass on this sad excuse to bail out Joe Biden and do a rally instead."

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Trump's two eldest sons expressed outrage at the idea of a virtual debate.

Donald Trump Jr. (right) called the move "such bulls***", while Eric Trump (left) said, "Biden's mouth is watering at the notion of a virtual debate - he will have 12 teleprompters and 14 campaign staffers holding flash cards on the other side of that camera!"

The Republican mayor of Miami said President Trump shouldn't attend the debate with Biden if Trump is still testing positive for Covid-19.

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One of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles expressed her disapproval of Democratic candidate Joe Biden, saying he is part of the "violent white supremacist system" in America.

Even as BLM collected over $1 billion to fund Biden and the Democratic National Committee, one of the co-founders, Dr. Melina Abdullah, is dismayed that she is being forced to choose between two evils -- Biden and President Donald Trump.

"People are feeling dismayed that the choices are between, you know, a violent white supremacist and another person who represents that same system," she said in a Zoom interview with ABC News.

Abdullah, a professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, said no matter the outcome of the election, she plans to continue protesting in the streets.

"In the midst of protest," she said, "a recognition that no matter what the outcome is to any of these things, we have to stay in the streets."

According to a survey conducted by the Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, support for Black Lives Matter has dropped to 39% from over 54% in June.

Another recent poll showed support for Trump among Black males increased to 45%.