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Trump Reverses On Wildfires Relief Aid For California

Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that President Donald Trump has approved the state’s request for a major disaster declaration for wildfires that have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in the state. The reversal came hours after the Trump administration had denied the bid and California officials were planning to appeal the rejection. In a …

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Confident Dems Pulls Ads From Colorado Senate Race

The Associated Press reports: A major Democratic group on Friday pulled its last remaining ads from Colorado’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, a sign that the party thinks its nominee has the crucial race in the bag. Senate Majority PAC said it will cancel $1.2 million in television ads and spend the money elsewhere as Democrats press a newly expanded …

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All Full: Kansas City Hospitals Turn Away Ambulances

The Kansas City Star reports: Some Kansas City area hospitals, facing their biggest influx of coronavirus patients since the pandemic began, are refusing ambulances because their beds are already filled, according to a leading doctor at St. Luke’s Health System. On Wednesday night, eight metro hospitals and emergency departments reported such high volumes of patients that they temporarily stopped accepting …

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FY Federal Budget Deficit Hits Record $3.1 Trillion

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. budget deficit eclipsed $3.1 trillion in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, according to government data released Friday, by far the biggest one-year gap in U.S. history. The deficit — which is the gap between government spending and tax revenue — shows the dramatic surge in spending the U.S. government approved in order …

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DeSantis Moves To Screw With Ballot Drop Boxes

The Tampa Bays Times reports: Late guidance from the Florida Department of State could upend some counties’ plans for providing mail ballot drop boxes — only days before the start of early voting in the 2020 general election. A Wednesday memo from the department’s general counsel, Brad McVay, to the state’s 67 supervisors of elections explained the state’s interpretation of …

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QAnon Family Behind Pence Event Donates $1.6M

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump recently accepted $1 million in campaign contributions from a couple whose vocal support for the QAnon conspiracy theory led to the cancellation of a fundraiser they were supposed to host for Vice President Mike Pence last month. The couple, Caryn and Michael Borland, have shared QAnon memes and retweeted posts from QAnon accounts, …

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Report: Trump’s Campaign Manager Thinks He’ll Lose

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: Three senior Trump advisers who recently talked to campaign manager Bill Stepien walked away believing he thinks they will lose. The big picture: The Trump campaign is filled with internal blaming and pre-spinning of a potential loss, accelerating a dire mood that’s driven by a daily barrage of bleak headlines, campaign and White House officials …

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Ex-GOP State Rep Charged For Assaulting Poll Worker

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: A former Republican state legislator was charged with assaulting an election worker at a Wake County early voting site on Friday morning. Gary Pendleton was an official Republican poll observer at the Northern Regional Center, 350 East Holding Ave. in Wake Forest, where he was charged with a misdemeanor assault. Pendleton, 73, served in …

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Joe Biden +9 Over Trump In Latest Michigan Poll

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading President Trump in the critical swing state of Michigan by 9 points, roughly three weeks out from Election Day, according to a new Hill-Harvard poll conducted by HarrisX. Fifty-four percent of voters said they supported Biden, while 43 percent said the same about Trump, according to the poll that was …

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Joe Biden Wins Ratings Battle Of Dueling Town Halls

CNN Business reports: Joe Biden’s town hall on ABC averaged 13.9 million viewers on Thursday night, easily surpassing the Nielsen ratings for President Trump’s town hall on NBC. That alone was a result virtually no one in the TV business expected. And that’s not even the most surprising part. The Trump town hall was simulcast by two of NBC’s cable …

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