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Weed Decriminalization Bill Put Off Until After Election

Roll Call reports: House Democrats’ plan to vote on legislation decriminalizing marijuana before the November election went up in smoke Thursday, as leadership decided to postpone consideration of the measure amid concerns about the political optics. Some of the more moderate Democrats in the caucus, including ones considered vulnerable for re-election in November, had expressed reservation about voting on the …

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TX Cops Who Used Force Rewarded With Gift Cards

The Austin Statesman reports: Williamson County sheriff’s office leaders rewarded deputies who used force on the job with steakhouse gift cards, according to two former employees, one of whom made the admission to Texas Rangers investigating the agency’s aggressive tactics. Among the deputies who received gift cards to places such as Logan’s Roadhouse were J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden, the …

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Handicapper Moves Virginia US House Race To Toss Up

From the Cook Political Report: In Cameron Webb, Democrats may have found their own “unicorn:” a young Black doctor who graduated from UVA, has treated COVID patients, whose wife (also a physician) is from rural Southside and whose father served in law enforcement for 20 years. In his ads, Webb talks about the need for bipartisanship and his experience “working …

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FiveThirtyEight: Dems “Slightly Favored” To Win Senate

Mediaite reports: Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight has forecasted that the Democratic Party will take control of the Senate this year. As of Friday, FiveThirtyEight predicts Democrats “are slightly favored to win the Senate.” “In 42 in 100 scenarios, Republicans win control,” the site declared, while in “58 in 100 scenarios, Democrats win control.” “Democrats have an 80% chance of holding between …

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WaPo Does Deep-Dive Into Falwell’s Pool Boy Scandal

The Washington Post today published a deep-dive into the still unfolding Falwell scandal. Much of what they report may be familiar to those who have closely followed the story, but one section bears re-emphasizing: It was around that time that Michael Cohen got involved. The Falwells had met Cohen during Trump’s visit to Liberty University in 2012. In his new …

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NYT Poll: Biden +9 In Arizona, Biden +17 In Maine

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic has imperiled both his own re-election and his party’s majority in the Senate, and Republican lawmakers in crucial states like Arizona, North Carolina and Maine have fallen behind their Democratic challengers amid broad disapproval of the president, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times and …

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Bloomberg’s “Wall To Wall” Ads Begin In FL [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Mike Bloomberg’s $100 million Florida blitz begins today and will continue “wall to wall” in all 10 TV markets through Election Day, advisers tell me. Why it matters: Bloomberg thinks that Joe Biden putting away Florida is the most feasible way to head off the national chaos we could have if the outcome of Trump v. Biden remained …

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US Admits Republican Rep Offered Pardon For Assange In Return For Covering Up Russia’s Help In DNC Hack

The Daily Beast reports: Lawyers representing the United States at Julian Assange’s extradition trial in Britain have accepted the claim that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a presidential pardon on the condition that he would help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee. Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer, told the court that she had attended a …

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Casualty Notification General Hits Trump In Biden Ad

Axios reports: Joe Biden, believing President Trump is suddenly vulnerable with military voters, goes up today with an ad called “Knock On The Door,” featuring retired Air force Brigadier General John Douglass, a former casualty notification officer. Douglass — who grew up in Florida, and now splits time between Virginia and Florida — used to deliver the dreaded “knock on …

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TikTok To Be Banned From App Stores Starting Sunday

Reuters reports: The U.S. Commerce Department said it will issue an order Friday that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok starting on September 20. Commerce officials said the ban on new U.S. downloads of TikTok could be still rescinded by President Donald Trump before it takes effect late Sunday …

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