6 Top Takeaways From Final Day of Barrett Confirmation Hearings

October 16 2020
Good morning from Washington, where both fans and foes predict what kind of Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett will make. Fred Lucas rounds up yesterday's Senate testimony. Congress needs to do its part to increase military readiness, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says at The Heritage Foundation. On the podcast, a former Justice Department lawyer talks facts about election integrity this year. Plus: the strength of America's warriors and the inaction of Portland's top prosecutor. On this date in 1964, China becomes the fifth nation capable of exploding a nuclear bomb, joining the U.S., the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and France.
6 Top Takeaways From Final Day of Barrett's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings
By Fred Lucas

"This is being done without precedent to show power and push someone through," says Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., referring to the quick confirmation process for Barrett.
Defense Secretary Says Growing Military Readiness Can Deter China, Russia
By Ken McIntyre

"Today, our strategic competitors China and Russia are attempting to erode our hard-earned gains as they undermine international rules and norms," says Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
Mail-In and Absentee Voting Could Compromise Integrity of the 2020 Election
By Rachel del Guidice

What are some of the documented security vulnerabilities and problems associated with mail-in or absentee ballots? J. Christian Adams of the Public Interest Legal Foundation discusses.
The Status of US Military Power
By Dakota Wood

America's competitors are developing and deploying technologies that will make their conventional forces far more effective in open combat. The question before Congress is: Will the U.S. try to keep up?
Sen. Ernst Analyzes the Final Day of Barrett Hearings
By Tommy Binion

The Iowa Republican reflects on the distractions that were part of the Amy Coney Barrett hearings and the constant talk of court packing.
Portland's Rogue District Attorney in Inaction: 543 Cases of Injustice
By Lora Ries

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt has refused to prosecute more than half of the protest-related cases referred to his office by law enforcement officials in Portland.
ICYMI: 'Spontaneous' Street Violence Is Well Organized, Pursuing a Radical Agenda
By James Carafano

The same destructive activists have been identified at different times in different cities around the country.

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