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Source: The Week

How Hillary Clinton could win in 2020

Today 10:51 GMT

Clinton wouldn't need their votes to shave away at Trump's small margin in the handful of states that will be competitive in 2020.

She could, perhaps uniquely among Democrats with 2020 ambitions, speak with something approaching credibility about Russia, even going so far as to claim that Obama failed the country by leaving us open to election interference. She would be, as she was in 2016, the candidate of Wall Street, but she would also be the candidate of common sense, of toughness, of non-whining, of achievement, appealing to the suburbs with caricatures of Trump's base as a bunch of toothless entitled drug-addicted hicks the same way she slandered African-Americans in the '90s with her contemptuous remarks about those who have "known nothing but dependency all their lives."

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Source: Fox News

Alec Baldwin calls for ‘overthrow’ of Trump at Dem fundraiser in New Hampshire

Today 10:51 GMT

Less than 24 hours after reprising his Emmy Award-winning parody of President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin took aim at the president again. “In an orderly and formal way, and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump,” Baldwin said Sunday night at a major fundraising dinner for New Hampshire’s Democratic Party.

“‘Just three shows,’ he said,” Baldwin recalled “SNL” producer Lorne Michaels saying as he tried to convince the actor to portray then-candidate Trump.

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Source: CBS News

Alec Baldwin: "Overthrow" government -- by voting in midterms

Today 10:51 GMT

Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully "overthrow" the government. After reprising his role as the president on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin flew to New Hampshire, where he was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's annual fall fundraising dinner.

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Source: Global News

Cannabis IQ: Across the country, here’s what to expect on legalization day

Today 10:51 GMT

As cannabis is legalized across the country on Oct. 17, Global News is answering key questions on what it means for you: What will the roll out look like in each province?

WATCH: New Brunswick municipalities grapple with marijuana legalization after provincial election. The Atlantic provinces seem the best-prepared for legalization — they want to develop cannabis as an economic sector, and badly need the tax money.

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Source: DW

Luxembourg election presents tough challenge to PM Xavier Bettel

Sunday 23:40 GMT

The future of Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel hangs in the balance as some 256,000 voters head to the polls in the European land-locked Grand Duchy on Sunday.

Opinion polls suggest Bettel could lose the vote due to his unpopular economic policies and declining support within his Democratic Party and coalition partners.

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Source: Washington Post

Voters say they are more likely to cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections

Today 03:19 GMT

Three weeks before critical midterm elections, voters are expressing significantly more interest in turning out than they were four years ago, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The margin of sampling error is 3.5 points for overall results as well as for results among 991 registered voters; the error margin is four points among for the sample of 752 likely voters.

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Source: Fox News

Democrats fear Hillary Clinton's 'kiss of death' as midterms near

Saturday 21:50 GMT

Hillary Clinton is viewed as “the kiss of death” for Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm election, forcing the former presidential candidate stay low and campaign only behind closed doors.

Few Democrats are willing to embrace Clinton on the campaign trail, despite the party’s near-universal support for her just two years ago, with many concerned that a high-profile Clinton presence would only dampen the party's prospects of retaking control of Washington from Republicans.

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Source: Washington Post

Crackdowns on potential voter fraud fuel worries about ballot access in November

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Nine months after President Trump was forced to dissolve a panel charged with investigating voter fraud, GOP officials across the country are cracking down on what they describe as threats to voting integrity — moves that critics see as attempts to keep some Americans from casting ballots in November’s elections.

The state found more than 11,000 instances in which a driver who obtained their license as a noncitizen also has registered to vote, but nearly 2,ooo did so after becoming naturalized citizens, according to Wanda Murren, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of State.

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Source: Reuters

Georgia lawsuit is latest blow in U.S. fight over voting rights

Saturday 17:15 GMT

(Reuters) - U.S. voting rights advocacy groups on Thursday sued Georgia’s top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting more than 50,000 voter registration applications on hold to boost his gubernatorial campaign.

The Georgia Coalition of the People’s Agenda, the local NAACP and other civil rights groups filed the lawsuit, which seeks to halt enforcement of the “exact match” rule.

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Source: The Guradian

Anwar Ibrahim returns to Malaysian politics with byelection victory

Sunday 16:20 GMT

Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim has won a byelection with a landslide victory in a grand political comeback that will help him prepare for his eventual takeover from the current prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad.

“Attention should focus on what [Anwar] would do in parliament and his relationship with those in government,” said Bridget Welsh, a political science lecturer and south-east Asia expert at John Cabot University in Rome.

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Source: The Guradian

'We need some fire': climate change activists issue call to arms for voters

Saturday 01:30 GMT

In the two years before the election of Trump in 2016, belief that climate change is happening increased 19% among Republican voters, only to crash once the new president made clear his disdain for climate science and decided to pull the US from the Paris climate agreement.

Among the motivating issues for voters in US elections, the environment is typically eclipsed by topics such as healthcare, the economy and guns.

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Source: CBS News

Trump ramps up campaign presence in final weeks before midterm elections

Sunday 16:20 GMT

President Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity in July that he would be campaigning "six or seven days a week" in the months before the midterm elections on behalf of "all of these great people that do have a difficult race." Between last Saturday and this past Friday, Mr. Trump did not quite make it to six days a week, but he did appear at four campaign rallies in four states.

At the rally in Pennsylvania Thursday, Republican Rep. Mike Kelly said that Mr. Trump was "the strongest president we have seen in our lifetime," and praised the president for presiding over the "resurrection" of the country, to wild cheers.

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Source: Common Domain

Facebook Takes Down Hundreds of U.S. Pages It Said Spread Misinformation

Friday 18:13 GMT

Facebook Inc. has removed hundreds of U.S. pages and accounts it said were spreading false or misleading political content ahead of the midterm elections, a move aimed at stopping misinformation spread primarily by Americans as opposed to coordinated efforts by Russians.

The social network giant, which took down 559 pages and 251 accounts, said Thursday the accounts “have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

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Source: Common Domain

Behind a GOP Congressman’s Odd Re-Election Strategy

Friday 21:53 GMT

Oct. 11, 2018. —Follow regular updates and insights from the campaign trail at WSJ.com/CampaignWire. Ohio Rep. Dave Joyce stands out in a Republican Party that acts in near-lockstep with the president: He touts himself as a check on Donald Trump

Mr. Joyce’s strategy illuminates the tricky political terrain for GOP incumbents in competitive suburban districts such as his outside Cleveland. These politicians need to keep Trump supporters in their camp while at the same time appeal to voters who have drifted away from the president and his party.

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Source: DW

Fear of Russian hacking of election is real in Georgia, USA

Saturday 08:05 GMT

Scrolling through the news feed in her small real estate office inside a narrow red-brick house on Main Street, Jeanne Dufort's interest was piqued by a federal indictment against Russian hackers who had targeted election websites in Georgia amid a plan to interfere in the 2016 election.

Adding another political twist to Georgia's election controversy is the fact that the state's secretary of state, Brian Kemp — who is in charge of elections — in 2016 rejected Washington's offers to bolster the state's election security.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte