Sen. Ben Sasse on Capitol Hill, October 31, 2017. Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) responds to President Trump's announcement that he is imposing new, heightened tariffs on steel and aluminum.

"Let's be clear: The President is proposing a massive tax increase on American families. Protectionism is weak, not strong. You'd expect a policy this bad from a leftist administration, not a supposedly Republican one."
— Statement from Sen. Sasse

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.

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Joe Biden speaks Friday about "The Biden Plan to Beat COVID-19," at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.