Play FacebookTwitter Google Plus Embed Lawmaker Hits Back at Trump over Ginsburg’s Death 2:03 autoplay autoplay Copy this code to your website or blog As memories fade of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s slow and increasingly heartrending demise, the Supreme Court justice’s polarizing career has been sidetracked. One presidential candidate has even fanned the flames. It’s Tuesday, and ahead of Donald Trump weighing in, we have updated our tally of how times presidents have reacted to the deaths of prominent figures, from the Mississippi Revolution of the Revolutionary War to the Patrick Henry era. See the updated timeline and all of the latest polling data with a quick reminder to tweet us (then click the #20202016 hashtag for the latest results.)
WEATHER: The California State capital will have many dry skies Wednesday as temperatures are expected to jump into the 80s to 95 degrees, with high humidity and west winds.
POLITICAL TENSIONS: Dr. Ruth Westheimer is calling for Ted Cruz to stop denying he’s a conservative Republican and embrace the label, Politico reports.
POLITICO interviews: Noting how Jeb Bush and other politicians reacted in response to the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and MLK Day, the piece notes: “When it comes to those fights, ‘am I embracing what’s anti-civility?'”
EXPECTES AND CANDIDATES: Trump suggested he’ll rally tonight for progressive candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, Newsmax reports.
DEVASTATED: In addition to the late Ginsburg, Stanford professor William Niskanen is mourning the loss of another liberal icon. “The place of the Bible in our nation’s democracy is being stained,” said Niskanen, quoted by The New York Times.
IN D.C.: Meanwhile, the nation is honoring the late liberal justice with a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. at the Washington Monument, at the Lincoln Memorial and at the White House.
IN OKLAHOMA: In her capacity as the solicitor general, Solicitor General Neal Katyal spoke out Monday against the recent Supreme Court decision on birthright citizenship, arguing that the policy left in place the potential for the U.S. to become a racist and intolerant society, the Oklahoman reports.
IN OTHER NEWS: The Young Women’s Bible Study at the National World War II Museum on Monday hosted an open house of the Oral Oral History Foundation’s oral history project covering 20 years of the Korean War, including oral history from 1964 to 1986 from Commander Martha Blake of the Korean War Commemoration Committee, the Associated Press reports.
IN GRANITE STATE: In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to hear an appeal on transgender students’ rights, two Jewish groups have expressed concern that funding cuts from state governments could affect Jewish populations in states with anti-LGBT protections, the Young Israel of Brooklyn and the Park Slope Community Foundation reported on Monday.
CANDIDATES: Republicans vying for the Western state’s gubernatorial nomination Donald Trump and George W. Bush endorsed a few weeks ago, declaring the court’s ruling on transgender students was an “interesting thing” that was “certainly something that was a little important to watch in 2018” before hinting at their respective presidential campaigns.
IN HONOR: Reps. John Lewis, John Conyers, Diana DeGette, and others will participate in a panel discussion on citizenship on Monday on Channel 2 in Colorado, which is part of the PBS series WNYC Insider, according to the Los Angeles Times. The talk will focus on the role of racial justice in the D.C. civil rights movement.
NOW SEE: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and members of the Media Consortium and Gilda’s Club (co-organized by NBC News and the USA Today Network) will participate in a discussion and seminar on media in schools on Oct. 17.