"It's Menendez's decision" on whether he resigns if he is convicted, Sen. Bernie Sanders said on CNN's State of the Union Sunday. A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll shows that 84% of New Jersey residents would want Sen. Bob Menendez to resign if convicted. If the senator resigns, Gov. Chris Christie is likely to appoint a Republican to take his place and tip the senate majority even more toward the GOP.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87.

The big picture: Ginsburg was the second woman to ever be confirmed to the Supreme Court. She'd been a relentless advocate for gender equality, reproductive rights and other progressive causes. She'd served on the court since 1993.

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NYT: White House drug price negotiations broke down over $100 "Trump Cards"

President Trump with Mark Meadows, his chief of staff, on Sept. 3 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

Negotiations on a deal between the White House and pharmaceutical industry to lower drug prices broke down last month after Mark Meadows, the president's chief of staff, insisted that drugmakers pay for $100 cash cards to be mailed to seniors before the election, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: Some of the drug companies feared that in agreeing to the prescription cards — reportedly dubbed "Trump Cards" by some in the pharmaceutical industry — they would boost Trump's political standing weeks ahead of Election Day with voters over 65, a group that is crucial to the president's reelection bid, per the Times.

In photos: Virginians line up for hours on first day of early voting

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In some parts of Virginia, people waited in line up to four hours to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting, according to the Washington Post.

The big picture: The COVID-19 pandemic seems to already have an impact on how people cast their votes this election season. As many as 80 million Americans are expected to vote early, by mail or in person, Tom Bonier, CEO of TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm, told Axios in August.