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Damage From Hurricane Ian Expected To Exceed $50B

CNN reports: The devastation wrought by Hurricane Ian likely caused more than $50 billion in damages — and also dinged overall US economic output, economists say. Initial damages from the deadly storm are estimated to be in the range of $45 billion to $55 billion in Florida and at least several billion dollars in South Carolina, according to Laura Ratz, …

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CDC Warns That Flu Season May Be Worst In Years

Via press release from the CDC: With a potentially severe respiratory season ahead, about half of all US adults remain vulnerable to influenza (flu), according to new data released today by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). The new NFID survey of US adults found that only 49% plan to get a flu vaccine during the 2022-2023 flu season. …

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Arizona GOP Chair Pleads The Fifth Before Jan. 6 Panel

Politico reports: Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to avoid answering questions from the Jan. 6 select committee, a lawyer for the panel revealed in federal court Tuesday. “Dr. Ward was deposed by the select committee, and she declined to answer on every substantive question and asserted her rights under the Fifth Amendment,” …

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Walker Sees Record Fundraising After Abortion Scandal

Mediaite reports: Herschel Walker got some good news in the midst of the fallout from a Daily Beast story accusing the Georgia Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate as his fundraising has reportedly seen a boost. Multiple reports on Tuesday suggest that Walker’s campaign has set a fundraising record since the Daily Beast story broke. Washington Examiner’s David M. Drucker …

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Appeals Court: Loomer Owes Muslim Group $125,000

Tech Dirt reports: Engaging in performative litigation may be fun to do and score points with your fan base. But, sooner or later, these theatrical productions tend to generate actual costs — something that can’t be offset with shares and retweets, or even votes at the polls. Laura Loomer, an alt-right personality mostly known for ineffectively handcuffing herself to the …

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Johnson Lies That Capitol Rioters Carried No Firearms

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Ron Johnson on Tuesday again downplayed the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, in which a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol seeking to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral win. In remarks to the Milwaukee Rotary Club on Tuesday morning, the Wisconsin Republican argued that it was inaccurate to call the attack an “armed insurrection,” …

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Florida Candidate Donates Water With Her Face On It

First, some backstory via the Orlando Sentinel: Democratic state House candidate Allie Braswell is criticizing his Republican opponent Carolina Amesty for living and registering to vote in a Windermere home owned by a nonprofit religious organization, Central Christian University, where Amesty is vice president. “How can you represent me if you’re not facing the same responsibilities that I have, paying …

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Trump Appeals To Supreme Court On Mar-A-Lago Docs

CNN reports: Former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the dispute over materials the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate this summer. His emergency request with Supreme Court is the latest example of the former President seeking to involve the justices in investigations that entangle him – at a time when the high court’s legitimacy …

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POLL: Dem Challenger “Statistically Tied” With Boebert

Axios reports: Republican firebrand Rep. Lauren Boebert is dangerously close to being upset by a little-known Democratic rival, a new poll in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District shows. By the numbers: Boebert received support from 47% of likely voters, while Democrat Adam Frisch landed at 45% — making the race a statistical tie within the plus-or-minus 4.4-percentage-point margin of error. 7% …

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