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Republicans plot out Barrett confirmation blitz

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “If Hillary Clinton were president right now and Chuck Schumer were majority leader, the odds that the Senate would vote on a Supreme Court nomination are 100 percent,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who met with Barrett. The elaborate rituals......
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Undecided voters call Trump ‘unhinged’ and ‘un-American’ — but unswayed by debate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Moderator Frank Luntz speaks at the Milken Institute Global Conference Monday, April 30, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) | AP Photo Despite their indecisiveness, most described Trump in a negative light, including one of the participants......
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‘Trump’s Strategy Is To Turn the Debates Into a Dumpster Fire on Steroids’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Many found it nearly impossible to extract real policy insights about the candidates from the rolling scrum of interruption and personal attacks. But it wasn’t hard to pinpoint a list of norm-shattering moments: a sitting president who balked at considering......
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Biden tries to catch Trump with post-debate digital onslaught

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participates in the first presidential debate against President Donald Trump at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on Tuesday in Cleveland. | Scott Olson/Getty Images A day after Donald Trump’s campaign flexed......
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Trump email says he ‘finished debating’ Biden hours before debate begins

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I showed the American People that I will ALWAYS fight to put America First no matter what and that I will NEVER stop working to Make America Great Again,” the email read. Trump went on in the personally addressed email......
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Senate clears hurdle to avoiding a shutdown

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Both House and Senate leaders have said they want to negotiate a massive spending deal by mid-December that would boost federal agency budgets for the remainder of fiscal 2021, which begins on Thursday. But securing bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a......
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Schumer aims to squeeze GOP on Obamacare

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Democrats are making the future of Obamacare a key issue in their fight against confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who President Donald Trump nominated to the Supreme Court Saturday. Barrett, who has strong conservative credentials and is a protegee......
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Inside the (nearly) audience-free presidential debate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here It’s a constant reminder that just outside the safe confines of this debate stage, a pandemic still gripping the nation. The location — constructed in the atrium of a school for dental, nursing and medical students in just the last......
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GOP threatens more judicial confirmations if Dems delay Barrett

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “We’re prepared for that if they decide they want to use motions to adjourn or try and use the tools at their disposal to keep us here, that’s fine,” Thune said on Tuesday afternoon. “But that keeps them here too......
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Intel chief releases Russian disinfo on Hillary Clinton that was rejected by bipartisan Senate panel

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here And several former senior intelligence officials described Ratcliffe’s move as incendiary and irresponsible, given the manner in which he was publicly releasing unverified information that originated from a foreign adversary. The assessment claims that Hillary Clinton, then a Democratic candidate......
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Schiff subpoenas DHS over whistleblower complaint

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Neither DHS nor Maher immediately responded to a request for comment. The subpoenas issued Tuesday also give DHS until Oct. 6 turn over previously requested documents relevant to the Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Murphy’s complaint. In a complaint provided to......
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Poll: Presidential, Senate contests are tight in Georgia

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Only 2 percent of those who indicated they would vote for president said they were open to changing their minds. The survey was conducted Sept. 23-27 among 1,125 likely Georgia voters, and has a margin of sampling error of plus......
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Pelosi eyes last-ditch shot at stimulus deal with Mnuchin

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senior Democrats described Pelosi’s conversation with Mnuchin as positive, noting that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows — who has thrown up roadblocks to Democratic proposals in recent months — was not on the call. Democrats are hoping to......
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Biden releases tax returns before debate, amid furor over Trump’s

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The releases are a bid to capitalize on the furor ignited after the New York Times, unearthing Trump’s long-hidden tax returns, found he paid just $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017 and, in other years, nothing at all. Trump......
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Demand Justice launches seven-figure ad buy for SCOTUS fight

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, meets with meets with Sen. Mike Crapo on Sept. 29. | Tasos Katopodis/AP Photo Demand Justice, a liberal group that focuses on judicial reform, will launch a seven-figure......
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Giuliani: Trump ‘doesn’t have to hold back at all’ vs. Biden

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Trump has leveled countless personal attacks at Biden, including amplifying baseless tweets that accuse the former vice president of pedophilia and characterizing Biden as senile. But Giuliani argued that “the president has every right to take [Biden’s] head off if......
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Poll: Biden up 9 points in Pennsylvania

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The Post/ABC poll shows the former vice president erasing some of Trump’s advantage among key electorates, including blue collar workers. Though Trump retains a 17-point lead among white voters without a four-year college degree, a demographic that accounts for nearly......
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Debates don’t matter. Unless someone face-plants.

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “They’re important, but not decisive,” said Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor who shared a debate stage with Biden in the Democratic primaries in 2008. “There are very few undecideds left.” Make-or-break debates are the exception, not the rule......
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The Surprisingly Limited Success of Trump’s Signature Anti-Poverty Program

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here So far, opportunity zones have mostly benefited neighborhoods already on the upswing and middle-class renters. The opportunity zone program has no job guarantees and no mechanism that requires projects to benefit the poor. Nationwide criticism of the program has focused......
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Once on defense, Dems grow confident in Trump country

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I have had conversations in the last week that I would not think was possible,” said Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.), who has been heavily involved with Democratic recruiting and campaigning in recent cycles. “We have a shot at winning in......

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