3 Things To Know Today

1 President Trump Announces His Choice To Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

As expected, President Trump announced his pick for the Supreme Court – and as rumored, he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The conservative Barrett would replace veteran liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died a little more than a week ago. At a White House ceremony on Saturday, Trump cheered Barrett is a “woman of towering intellect” who is eminently qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. At the 48-year old Barrett is a federal appeals court judge in Indiana. Barrett noted that she loves the U.S. and the Constitution and called the President's nomination humbling. She and her husband have seven children, two of which were adopted from Haiti. In accepting the President’s nomination, Barrett praised the late Justice Ginsburg, saying she "not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them." Trump and Senate Republicans want to get Barrett confirmed before the November 3rd presidential election – something Democrats aren’t interested in. They maintain that the seat should be filled by the winner of the election.

2 Trump Calls Report About His Taxes “Fake News”

A new report claims President Trump has paid virtually no taxes for the past two decades. According to the “New York Times” says Trump paid only 750-dollars in federal income taxes the year he won the White House. It also claims he paid no income taxes at all in ten of the previous 15 years mainly because of huge reported losses. Trump has refused to release his tax returns since his 2016 campaign, over claims he is under audit. The “Times” says reporters based the story on tax information it obtained for more than two decades...but won’t publish the exact information to avoid revealing their source.

3 Trump Wants Biden To Take Drug Test Before Debate

President Trump is repeating claims that Joe Biden could be using some sort of performance enhancing drug. First, he fired the salvo via Twitter, and then repeated it during a press conference. Trump said he's open to taking a drug test and Biden should take one, too – and he’d like it to happen before tomorrow night’s debate. He pointed to the Democratic primary debates, where Biden's performance differed from one debate to another. He believes bringing up these claims of drug use is appropriate because, quote, "you can't have a president that needs that kind of help." He suggested such a leader wouldn't be able to deal with tough world leaders. As for Biden? After his campaign initially refused to respond, they later said Biden would be happy to comply. “Vice President Biden intends to deliver his debate answers in words,” says a spokeswoman. “If the president thinks his best case is made in urine he can have at it.”