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Donald Trump’s flat, shaky, and falsehood-filled national address from the Oval Office displayed a frightening vacuum of national leadership — which his Democratic rival Joe Biden seized on Thursday afternoon. With his experience in handling earlier pandemics as vice president, Biden swiftly pulled together a real plan for addressing the medical, social, and economic effects of coronavirus as it spreads across the country and the world.

At this critical moment, Biden showed that he is what Trump is not: a plausible president for a nation that desperately needs one.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) declared on Sunday morning that she will oppose any Republican attempt to move ahead with a Supreme Court nomination to fill the seat left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

"For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election," said Murkowski in a statement released by her office. "Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed."

The Alaska Republican joined Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in opposing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's announced determination to replace Ginsburg with a Trump appointee. If McConnell loses two more Republican votes, he will be unable to move a nomination before Election Day.