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9 Democratic Senate challengers break state — and national — fundraising records

9 Democratic Senate challengers break state — and national — fundraising records

MenuSee More Speed ReadsMaine's Democratic Senate candidate just set a fundraising record in her race to unseat a Republican — and she's not the only one.Sara Gideon brought in $39.4 million in the third fundraising quarter of 2020, more than quadrupling Sen. Susan Collins' (R-Maine) haul from July to September. It's a record amount raised by a Senate candidate over a single quarter in Maine, and would've been a national single-quarter record if another Democratic challenger didn't already break it.Before this year, Beto O'Rourke held a single-quarter record $38 million raised in his 2018...

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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly keeps an 'open line' with Jared Kushner

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly keeps an 'open line' with Jared Kushner

MenuSee More Speed ReadsFacebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg reportedly has a direct line to the White House.At Facebook's outset, Zuckerberg was "completely apolitical," a former Facebook public policy director in a deep dive into Zuckerberg's politics. But that all changed in 2016 amid criticism that Facebook steered the election, leading Zuckerberg to start getting closer with the company's top publishers — and the White House.Publicly, Zuckerberg branded himself as "a work in progress, open to self-reflection and eager to understand other perspectives," the Journal writes. But...

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Oct 16
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Trump says he 'probably' owes money to a foreign bank. He definitely does.

Trump says he 'probably' owes money to a foreign bank. He definitely does.

MenuSee More Speed ReadsPresident Trump insists his hundreds of millions of dollars of debt isn't a big deal.Trump's tax returns obtained by The New York Times reveal he , something he didn't deny to NBC News' Savannah Guthrie during his Thursday town hall. Instead, he tried to as a "peanut" in comparison with his net worth, insisting it was a natural piece of running a real estate business to "mortgages" in his name.But when Guthrie asked Trump just who he owed that money to, he wouldn't say. "No, I don't owe Russia money," Trump claimed, but didn't explain further.FINALLY -- "On behalf of...

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Oct 16
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Democrat calls for delaying Barrett hearing after CNN uncovers 7 undisclosed talks she gave

Democrat calls for delaying Barrett hearing after CNN uncovers 7 undisclosed talks she gave

MenuSee More Speed ReadsSupreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has a slew of other speeches she didn't disclose to the Senate, .Barrett gave at least seven talks at Notre Dame Law School she didn't reveal in her Senate questionnaire, including one with the school's anti-abortion group, public calendars from the school show. Those new discoveries were enough to convince Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Judiciary committee, that the final day of Barrett's hearings should be delayed. The new reports, combined with her many questions during the hearings, "have been actually...

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Oct 15
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Democratic strategist privately warns of surging voter registration among Trump-leaning demographics

Democratic strategist privately warns of surging voter registration among Trump-leaning demographics

MenuSee More Speed ReadsPoll after poll may give Democratic nominee Joe Biden the advantage next month, but Democrats still have some fears.While Democrats have made voter registration and flat-out voting a major message throughout their pushes for Biden, Republicans have still so far been winning the voter registration game. Democrats haven't publicly acknowledged their shortcomings, but at least one is privately sounding the alarm, .Both national and swing-state polls continue to give Biden an advantage over President Trump this November, with showing Biden with an 87 in 100 chance of...

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Oct 15
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Massachusetts' Republican governor 'cannot support Donald Trump for president'

Massachusetts' Republican governor 'cannot support Donald Trump for president'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsMassachusetts' Republican governor is diverging from his party this election cycle.In a Wednesday statement, Gov. Charlie Baker declared through a spokesperson that he "cannot support Donald Trump for president" and will "leave the election analysis to the pundits." Baker didn't say whether he'd support Democratic nominee Joe Biden in turn.: releases statement saying “he “cannot support Donald Trump for President”— Sharman Sacchetti (@SharmanTV)Baker also didn't vote for Trump in 2016, he cast a blank ballot for the presidency for the first time that year. He said he...

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Oct 14
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Trump drops f-bomb, pulls 180 on coronavirus stimulus in rambling Rush Limbaugh interview

Trump drops f-bomb, pulls 180 on coronavirus stimulus in rambling Rush Limbaugh interview

MenuSee More Speed ReadsRush Limbaugh tried to make up for the fact that President Trump shouldn't be out in public right now by holding him a "radio rally" on Friday. Guided in with , Trump spent two hours answering softball questions and receiving from the right-wing radio host, all while levying threats against other countries and changing his mind about a COVID-19 stimulus bill.Just on Tuesday, Trump on another round of COVID-19 relief funding until after the election. But he pulled a total 180 on Friday, with Democrats were back on. "I am going on the exact opposite now," Trump on...

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Oct 9
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Michelle Obama deems Trump 'racist' who 'lied to us' about coronavirus dangers in final video for Biden

Michelle Obama deems Trump 'racist' who 'lied to us' about coronavirus dangers in final video for Biden

MenuSee More Speed ReadsFormer first lady Michelle Obama isn't mincing her words in criticizing President Trump even after a few tumultuous days at the White House.Obama released a 24-minute video advocating for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on Tuesday, calling it her "closing argument" for the campaign. Obama almost didn't "go public" with this message after Trump and other White House officials contracted coronavirus, she tweeted, but ultimately concluded "the drama of the past few days has only emphasized what's at stake in this...

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Oct 6
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White House residence staffers who caught coronavirus were reportedly told to keep it quiet

White House residence staffers who caught coronavirus were reportedly told to keep it quiet

MenuSee More Speed ReadsWhite House residence staffers are reasonably worried about the ongoing spread of COVID-19.While President Trump was transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19, he's headed back to the White House on Monday evening. First lady Melania Trump never left.But weeks before their diagnoses, two housekeepers at the White House also tested positive for COVID-19. And while they worked on a different floor than where the first family stays, they were told to use "discretion" and avoid talking about their illness, The New York Times...

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Oct 5
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Chris Wallace says Trump family actually didn't get tested before debate

Chris Wallace says Trump family actually didn't get tested before debate

MenuSee More Speed ReadsFox News' Chris Wallace has suggested the Trump family put everyone at Tuesday's debate at risk of catching the coronavirus.President Trump and first lady Melania Trump early Friday they both tested positive for COVID-19, just days after they appeared at the first presidential debate. Both viewers and participants in the debate were required to be tested for COVID-19 before coming in, but as Wallace on Fox News, the Trump family may have found a workaround.While talking with Wallace, fellow host Bill Hemmer discussed a that said "the candidates themselves ... had...

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Oct 2
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GOP reportedly fears losing the SCOTUS vote if more senators get coronavirus

GOP reportedly fears losing the SCOTUS vote if more senators get coronavirus

MenuSee More Speed ReadsThe Senate has just a few weeks before Election Day to confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and have scheduled her confirmation hearings for the week of Oct. 12. But with Trump facing a COVID-19 diagnosis, and with the Senate's Republican caucus temporarily , they're reportedly getting nervous.Democrats and at least have already pledged not to vote to confirm Barrett, so the Republican caucus has very few seats it can give up in the next few weeks. That's why, a GOP aide tells The Washington Post, some Republicans are asking Senate...

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Trump claimed mail-in ballots were found in a river. There were no ballots and also no river.

Trump claimed mail-in ballots were found in a river. There were no ballots and also no river.

MenuSee More Speed ReadsPresident Trump is going to have to find another allegation of voter fraud to exaggerate.Trump has falsely tried to claim mail-in ballots are , particularly focusing on an example from Wisconsin where some mail-in ballots were allegedly found in a river. But as the , there was no river involved in the incident Trump keeps talking about, and also no ballots.Over the past few weeks, Trump has eight mail-in ballots "found in a river." That included at Tuesday night's presidential debate, where the singular river became "creeks" and also "river," and some of the found...

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Even Rush Limbaugh admits Trump's debate strategy 'didn't work'

Even Rush Limbaugh admits Trump's debate strategy 'didn't work'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsSome of President Trump's staunchest supporters didn't love his debate performance.During Tuesday night's first presidential debate, Trump barely let Democratic nominee Joe Biden — or moderator Chris Wallace — get a word out. He meanwhile white supremacy or answer questions about his taxes, leading some and even members of Trump's own party to call out his missteps.Asked Wednesday, several Republican senators had brief criticisms for the debate. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) the faceoff as a "sh-tshow," Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) called it "awful," and Sen. James...

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Trump avoids tax return questions as he brings yet another truck to the White House

Trump avoids tax return questions as he brings yet another truck to the White House

MenuSee More Speed ReadsPresident Trump ignored every pressing topic Monday as he welcomed one of his favorite things to the White House.a bombshell report Sunday evening revealing Trump leveraged business losses to for years, as well as using other to lower his tax bills. Trump denied the report in a Sunday press conference, and on Monday, avoided questions about his tax returns altogether as he praised an electric pick-up truck.The White House reporters to the South Lawn on Monday, where they found Trump inspecting a Lordstown Motors 2021 electric pick-up truck. "We've all done a good...

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Sep 28
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Lindsey Graham begs Sean Hannity's viewers for donations: 'They're killing me money-wise'

Lindsey Graham begs Sean Hannity's viewers for donations: 'They're killing me money-wise'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) appears to be getting desperate as his re-election race gets narrower and narrower.Graham has brought in throughout his race — but Democrat Jaime Harrison has still ended up so far this year. Graham admitted his struggles Thursday night in appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, pleading with Hannity's viewers to "help me" because "they're killing me money wise." Hannity then suggested it was famously liberal celebrities who were backing Harrison's campaign, despite the fact that both candidates have gotten a good deal of money from ,...

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Sep 25
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GOP Sen. Cory Gardner stayed mum on meatpacking coronavirus outbreaks as he received industry donations

GOP Sen. Cory Gardner stayed mum on meatpacking coronavirus outbreaks as he received industry donations

MenuSee More Speed ReadsSome of the biggest and most deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. the meatpacking industry. But Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was reluctant to call for accountability, including when it came to a Colorado-based plant Gardner received donations from, .Early in the pandemic, meatpacking factories' close quarters became home to throughout the country. An at the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado led to at least 291 confirmed cases and six deaths — the biggest localized outbreak in the state. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) an investigation at the facility, as did a...

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Sep 24
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CIA Director Gina Haspel reportedly 'extremely cautious' about sending Russia intelligence to Trump

CIA Director Gina Haspel reportedly 'extremely cautious' about sending Russia intelligence to Trump

MenuSee More Speed ReadsCIA Director Gina Haspel is reportedly keeping a tight lock on Russian intelligence.Nine current and former officials that Haspel "has become extremely cautious about which, if any, Russia-related intelligence products make their way to President Donald Trump's desk." She has also reportedly been cracking down on the agency's "Russia House," which produces intelligence on the country — but exactly why she's doing so is up for debate.Last year, Haspel started having the CIA's general counsel review "virtually every product that comes out of Russia House" before it...

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Sep 23
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Atlantic hurricane season runs out of names for the 2nd time in history

Atlantic hurricane season runs out of names for the 2nd time in history

MenuSee More Speed ReadsIt's time to break out the Greek alphabet.The 21th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed on Friday, meaning forecasters have officially for storms this season. This is only the second time in recorded history that the Atlantic season has made it through the alphabet, and it's the earliest it has happened, as well.The World Meteorological Organization lists 21 names for hurricanes and tropical storms at the start of each season, working its way through the alphabet but skipping Q, U, X, Y, and Z. Usually the hurricane season doesn't see enough intense...

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Sep 18
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Trump's club charged Secret Service agents $500 a night for rentals even when it was closed for the pandemic

Trump's club charged Secret Service agents $500 a night for rentals even when it was closed for the pandemic

MenuSee More Speed ReadsTaxpayers' bills for Trump Organization properties have surpassed $1.1 million, The Washington Post reports.As the Post has via Secret Service bills, President Trump and his administration have repeatedly funneled government money to the family's properties throughout his term. That has included above-market rates for rentals that ensured Secret Service agents stayed close to Trump and, most recently, payments to one club that was closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, via the latest round of receipts and invoices.The coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the service...

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Sep 18
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Mark Kelly opens a 10-point lead over Martha McSally in Arizona's Senate race

Mark Kelly opens a 10-point lead over Martha McSally in Arizona's Senate race

MenuSee More Speed ReadsArizona's Senate delegation is probably going to look a bit different come November first.Poll after poll keeps putting Democrat Mark Kelly ahead of Sen. Martha McSally (R), including that puts Kelly 10 points over the incumbent. That leaves Arizona poised to completely flip both its Senate seats in a span of two years, and adds to Democrats' chances of winning the Senate this fall.An OH Predictive Insights poll of 600 likely Arizona voters released Wednesday shows 52 percent of voters plan to choose Kelly this fall, while 42 percent are siding with McSally. Kelly...

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Sep 16
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Former federal prosecutor: Trump admitted to '2nd degree murder' in Woodward interview

Former federal prosecutor: Trump admitted to '2nd degree murder' in Woodward interview

MenuSee More Speed ReadsFormer federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner thinks President Trump's coronavirus admissions should land him in prison.In a Thursday appearance on SiriusXM's The Dean Obeidallah Show, the MSNBC legal analyst gave an incredibly harsh assessment of Trump's interviews with veteran reporter Bob Woodward. Trump's in March that he wanted to "play down" the coronavirus threat despite knowing its deadliness "upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder," Kirschner said, breaking down the pieces of the alleged charge step by step."There are only two elements for...

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Sep 11
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Top Medicaid official racked up $3.5 million in consulting charges — and billed it all to taxpayers

Top Medicaid official racked up $3.5 million in consulting charges — and billed it all to taxpayers

MenuSee More Speed ReadsThe person in charge of providing health care for low-income Americans spent several million dollars of taxpayer money on furthering her own career, a congressional investigation has found.Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a member of the coronavirus task force, racked up $3.5 million in consulting charges, event costs, and other things that developed her connections within the Republican party, via the investigation set to be published Thursday. That included nearly $3,000 on a "Girl's Night" party, about $1,000 to...

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Carl Bernstein says Bob Woodward's revelations about Trump are 'graver than in Watergate'

Carl Bernstein says Bob Woodward's revelations about Trump are 'graver than in Watergate'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsCarl Bernstein has some strong words for what his former colleague's revelations mean for the Trump presidency and democracy itself.a preview of Bob Woodward's forthcoming book Rage on Wednesday, in which Trump in March that he knew COVID-19 was serious but "wanted to always play it down." Six months later, 190,000 people have died in the U.S. from the virus, and Woodward has just revealed Trump's "homicidal negligence" is to blame, Bernstein told CNN.Bernstein and Woodward famously reported out the Watergate scandal that led to former President Richard Nixon's...

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Fauci shoots down false claim only 6 percent of coronavirus deaths are legitimate: 'They are real deaths from COVID-19'

Fauci shoots down false claim only 6 percent of coronavirus deaths are legitimate: 'They are real deaths from COVID-19'

MenuSee More Speed ReadsLast week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared data showing that about 140,000 people who died of COVID-19 had a second cause of death listed, while just six percent of those causes of deaths were listed as coronavirus alone. But it didn't change the fact that all 180,000-plus coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are "real deaths from COVID-19," Dr. Anthony Fauci told Good Morning America on Tuesday.The CDC's broke down a death count of 153,504 from a few weeks ago, saying just 9,210 people had only COVID-19 listed as their only cause of death. The...

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Sep 1
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Data firm predicts election 'chaos' as Trump seems to win in a landslide before losing as more votes are counted

Data firm predicts election 'chaos' as Trump seems to win in a landslide before losing as more votes are counted

MenuSee More Speed ReadsA data firm is bolstering the idea that Election Night is going to be a this year.Hawkfish, the political data agency funded largely by Michael Bloomberg and contracting with Democratic candidates in the 2020 election, is predicting "chaos in America" once this year's presidential votes are in, . "We believe that on Election Night, we are going to see Donald Trump in a stronger position than the reality actually is," Hawkfish CEO Josh Mendelsohn , calling the phenomenon a "red mirage."That's presumably because Trump will win — "potentially in a landslide" — Election...

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