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Bloomberg To Donate $20M To Senate Democrats

The Washington Post reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City who is considering a 2020 presidential campaign, will give $20 million to the main Democratic Senate super PAC this week — jolting the national battle for control of the chamber just five weeks away from the midterm elections. Bloomberg’s intervention bolsters the Democrats’ Senate chances ...

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Record 800,000 Registered On Voter Registration Day

TIME Magazine reports: A record number of people registered to vote in the midterm elections on National Voter Registration Day last week, surpassing the previous record set during the 2016 presidential campaign. More than 800,000 people registered to vote this year as part of National Voter Registration Day, which fell on Sept. 25. The corresponding campaign had aimed to register ...

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Mitch McConnell: FBI’s Report Won’t Be Made Public

Mitch McConnell this afternoon said that only Senators will be allowed to see the FBI’s just-completed report on Brett Kavanaugh. “We’ll get an FBI report soon. It will be made available to each senator and only senators will be allowed to look at it,” McConnell told reporters. He added, “that’s the way these reports are always handled.” The FBI is ...

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Pentagon: Ricin-Laced Mail Sent To Mattis And Admiral

CNN reports: Two pieces of mail delivered to the Pentagon mail facility on Monday have initially tested positive for ricin, according to a US defense official. The two suspicious envelopes were addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and to Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, the official told CNN. The mail facility is in a separate building on ...

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Twitter Strengthens Policy On Posting Hacked Material

Via press release from Twitter Rules: Distribution of hacked materials: Our rules prohibit the distribution of hacked material that contains private information or trade secrets, or could put people in harm’s way. We are also expanding the criteria for when we will take action on accounts which claim responsibility for a hack, which includes threats and public incentives to hack ...

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McConnell Vows Kavanaugh Vote This Week [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doubled down Tuesday on his vow to hold a vote by the end of the week on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, saying he was the victim of open “floodgates of mud and muck.” “One thing we know for sure: The Senate will vote on Judge ...

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Jeff Flake: I’m Leaving The Senate But Not Politics

The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday vowed to stay involved in politics after he leaves the Senate in November, noting that he doesn’t yet know “at what level or in what way” but plans to remain committed. “I’m not leaving the Senate because I’m not tied to this institution or ‘pox on all your houses,'” Flake said ...

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Linsdey Graham: If Kavanaugh Is Voted Down, Trump Should Renominate Him After The Midterms [VIDEO]

“Here’s what I would tell the president: I would appeal the verdict of the Senate to the ballot box. This good man should not be destroyed. If you legitimize this process by one vote short, we’ll be on to the next person. I’d hate to be the next person nominated. I would feel horrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh. So what ...

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Court Upholds “So Help Me God” In Citizenship Oath

Courthouse News reports: A French atheist living in Massachusetts lost her court battle Friday to strike the phrase “so help me God” from the U.S. citizenship oath. Granting the government summary judgment, U.S. District Judge William Young found that nothing about how the oath is administered, or how it burdens challenger Olga Paul Perrier-Bilbo, amounts to a constitutional violation. Though ...

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Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Trump From Texting Nation

Politico reports: Three New Yorkers are suing in federal court to try to halt a test scheduled for Wednesday of a system that allows President Donald Trump or any future president to send alert messages to the cellphones of all Americans. The activists filed the suit last week in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, arguing that the system violates their ...

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Kavanaugh Won’t Teach Harvard Law Class Next Year

The Harvard Crimson reports: Embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School in January, according to an email administrators sent to Law students Monday evening. “Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered,” Associate Dean ...

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TEXAS: Ted Cruz Trolled With 2016 Trump Tweet

Houston’s KHOU reports: A billboard truck with an old tweet from President Trump on it was spotted at Hermann Park Monday morning. The truck shows a tweet from then-candidate Donald Trump criticizing then-opponent Senator Ted Cruz during the 2016 presidential race. The truck is an advertisement purchased with funds raised by Antonio Arellano, a Houston-based activist and Latino community organizer ...

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NORTH DAKOTA: Heitkamp Down 10 Points In New Poll

The Washington Examiner reports: A new poll shows Republican challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer leading Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by a 10-point margin, with North Dakotans overwhelmingly in favor of confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Losing a race in North Dakota would make it significantly more difficult for Democrats to retake the Senate. The poll, from Mason Dixon and ...

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Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty To Sparking 47K Acre Wildfire With Fireworks At Gender Reveal Party [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A Border Patrol agent pleaded guilty to starting an Arizona wildfire by shooting a rifle at a target intended to reveal the gender of his baby. Dennis Dickey, 37, of Tucson, Arizona, pleaded guilty Friday to causing the Sawmill Fire, which torched swaths of Coronado National Forest, federal land administered by the U.S. Forest Service, and caused ...

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Damage Control: White House Issues Statements By Kavanaugh Pals Saying They Never Saw Him Black Out

Earlier today Glorious Leader disputed Brett Kavanaugh’s own sworn testimony before Congress by saying that the nominee has had “a little bit of difficulty with drinking.” Now comes the damage control: The White House on Monday blasted out two statements from men who attended college with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, both of whom claim they never saw Kavanaugh black ...

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Former DC Mayor Claims Eagle Nightclub Bouncer Pushed Him Down During Dispute About Proper ID

NBC News Washington reports: D.C. Council member Vincent Gray, a former mayor of the city, says he was injured when a bouncer at a nightclub pushed him on Saturday, causing him to fall. Gray told police an employee pushed him at the DC Eagle on Benning Road NE, leaving him with injuries. The Metropolitan Police Department classified the report as ...

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GOP Rep Resigns For Seat On WV State Supreme Court

The Charleston Gazette reports: U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins will be sworn-in as a temporary justice on the Mountain State’s highest court in the East Wing of the capitol. Jenkins effectively resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday after representing West Virginia in Washington, D.C., for almost four years. That congressional seat will remain vacant until January, when one of ...

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WH Authorizes FBI To Expand Kavanaugh Investigation

The New York Times reports: The White House has authorized the F.B.I. to expand its abbreviated investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh by interviewing anyone it deems necessary as long the review is finished by the end of the week, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday. The new directive came in the past ...

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San Diego Paper Endorses Dem, Not Indicted GOP Rep

From the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune: We endorse Campa-Najjar for Congress. He is far superior to the troubled incumbent. This fact is underlined by the despicable ad that Hunter has begun to air in recent days suggesting that his “Palestinian Mexican millennial” opponent was linked to terrorist groups and was “working to infiltrate Congress.” It’s well-known that ...

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Texas Gov Calls Beto O’Rourke A “Cult-Like Figure”

The Hill reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Monday described Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) as “cult-like” in the way that he’s garnered attention in his bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “He’s been a cult-like, very popular figure the way that he’s run the campaign, but you don’t vote on cult, you don’t vote on personality when you ...

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