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TODAY: Brazilians Vote In “Historic” Presidential Election

The Associated Press reports: The race pits incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro against his political nemesis, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. There are nine other candidates, but their support pales to that for Bolsonaro and da Silva. Recent opinion polls have given da Silva a commanding lead — the last Datafolha survey published Saturday found a 50% to 36% …

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Pope Begs Putin To End “Spiral Of Violence And Death”

Reuters reports: Pope Francis for the first time directly begged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine, saying on Sunday that the crisis was risking a nuclear escalation with uncontrollable global consequences. In an address dedicated to Ukraine and made to thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square, Francis also condemned Putin’s latest …

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MTG: Democrats Are “Already Killing” Republicans

The Insider reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene deceptively claimed at a rally for former President Donald Trump in Warren, Michigan, on Saturday that Democrats are murdering Republicans. “I’m not going to mince words with you all,” Greene said. “Democrats want Republicans dead. They’ve already started the killings.” Greene, who has repeatedly spread bizarre conspiracy theories, went on to reference a …

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Susan Collins “Wouldn’t Be Surprised” If Member Of Congress Gets Murdered As Threats By Cultists Soar

The New York Times reports: In the five years after President Donald J. Trump was elected in 2016 following a campaign featuring a remarkable level of violent language, the number of recorded threats against members of Congress increased more than tenfold, to 9,625 in 2021, according to figures from the Capitol Police. In the first quarter of 2022, the latest …

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Biden To Tour Hurricane Damage In Florida, Puerto Rico

The Hill reports: President Biden will travel in the coming days to Puerto Rico and Florida to tour damage from Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Ian, respectively, the White House announced late Saturday. The president and first lady will travel to Puerto Rico on Monday, followed by a trip Wednesday to Florida. The White House did not disclose where the president …

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Conway: Trump Wants To Announce By Thanksgiving

CBS News reports: Former President Trump could be a presidential candidate by the end of the year, according to Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump’s top advisers and his 2016 campaign manager. In an interview Friday with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, asked whether Trump, who has indicated he plans to run again, would announce his candidacy after the …

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CO Gov Nominee Spreads “Furries In Schools” Claim

Denver’s Fox affiliate reports: Republican candidate for governor Heidi Ganahl is reiterating a claim that students in Colorado schools are self-identifying as animals. It’s an assertion that has been disputed by a local district, and in fact-checks from across the country. Ganahl took criticism for comments she made during a discussion about Colorado schools on a conservative talk radio show. …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, skyrocketed to the top of Netflix’s movie chart after its first day available to stream, but the NC-17 drama is leaving many subscribers outraged. The film may have been the talk of the Venice Film Festival with its 14-minute standing ovation, but critics and viewers are calling it …

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National Archives: Some Trump Docs Are Still Missing

The Wall Street Journal reports: The National Archives and Records Administration said that it hasn’t recovered all the presidential records that were supposed to be turned over at the end of the Trump administration. Some White House staff had conducted official business using accounts that weren’t forwarded to their official electronic accounts, the National Archives said in a Sept. 30 …

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Scott Seeks FEMA Aid One Day After Voting Against It

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott sent a joint letter on Friday to the Senate Appropriations Committee chairs to secure funding “provide much needed assistance to Florida.” The Senate passed a short-term spending bill on Thursday that includes an additional $18.8 billion for FEMA to respond to Hurricane Ian and future disasters. The vote was …

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