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Source: Washington Post

Meet the Democrat challenging Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland’s only Republican in Congress

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

Jesse Colvin is approaching his quest to unseat Rep. Andy Harris (R) in Maryland’s solidly red 1st Congressional District the way one might expect a former military intelligence officer to chase an elusive target.

The heavily gerrymandered district — which includes pieces of Baltimore, Harford and Carroll counties and the Eastern Shore — leans strongly Republican, with 64 percent voting for President Trump in 2016 and 67 percent voting for Harris.

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Source: Washington Post

Power Up: White House talks politics of anger in the 2018 midterms

Tuesday 20:57 GMT

2020 WATCH: While Elizabeth Warren was busy showing The Post's Matt Viser the inner workings of her 2020 campaign war room and proving she has a VERY distant Native American relative, another lower-profile potential 2020 contender, Julian Castro, released his book today titled, "An Unlikely Journey." Perhaps the edgiest statement in Castro's memoir, is actually the subtitle, "Waking Up from My American Dream."

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Source: Common Domain

Cuomo Stumps for Democrats in His Moderate Mold

Tuesday 20:57 GMT

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a side project as he seeks a third term: doing more than ever to help fellow Democrats win seats in the state Senate as the party tries to ride what it sees as a “blue wave” in the coming election.

Mr. Cuomo said he raised $500,000 for the Democratic State Committee last week during an event with eight Democratic candidates at the Harvard Club in Manhattan, and promised to spend $2 million on Senate elections through the state party and his own campaign account.

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Source: Common Domain

An Election Likely to Extend, Not Close, Political Divides

Tuesday 15:27 GMT

With three weeks to go before a crucial midterm election, the country seems headed toward a vote that will both confirm and extend its current political divides.

In upcoming midterms, stark contrast between national and state-by-state picture is similar to 2016—and could be equally polarizing

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Source: Fox News

Republicans call key Trump dossier figures to Capitol Hill as House probe comes to a head

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

Three key figures connected to the infamous, Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier are scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill this week, as the House investigation into Justice Department actions during the 2016 campaign comes to a head.

The dossier, which has been at the center of an intense power struggle between congressional Republicans and the FBI, specifically cites the DOJ and FBI’s surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, saying the dossier "formed an essential part" of the application to spy on him.

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Source: Fox News

Women poised to make history with 2018 midterm elections

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

With a record number of women running for office in the 2018 midterm elections – and with many poised to make history – the trend this year seems to be a blue and pink wave in politics.

"I hope the attention to women candidates this year, and particularly the ways in which they are making history, inspire other women to get engaged and inform a broader public of the need for more women," Dittmar said. "I hope it can be informational and inspirational to voters."

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Source: CBS News

NYPD to pursue charges against 9 members of far-right group Proud Boys for violent brawl

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

The New York Police Department will pursue charges against a dozen people, including nine members of a far-right group known as the Proud Boys, in connection with a violent brawl Friday on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the NYPD's Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said Monday.

Elected officials were outraged over the online videos showing the violence, saying they showed Proud Boys members were involved and should face consequences.

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Source: Fox News

Elizabeth Warren helps Republicans with her focus on her DNA instead of the midterms

Tuesday 20:58 GMT

Unfortunately for Warren, the DNA results did little to advance her cause – in fact, the trace amount of Native American DNA that Warren apparently has makes her claim to having American Indian ancestors look laughable.

Rather than show herself to be a steady leader with careful strategy and political moxie, she will be forever remembered as the teller of ethnic half-truths and family folklore in search of political power.

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Source: Reuters

'Treason' remark stirs hotly contested Senate race in Arizona

Tuesday 20:58 GMT

Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally accused her opponent in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Arizona, Democratic U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema, of “being OK with treason” as the two faced off in their only debate.

Most recent opinion polls have shown the Democrat with a slight edge in the race for the seat held by retiring U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, a prominent Republican critic of President Donald Trump.

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Source: Fox News

Dems worry of 2016-style stumbles, as GOP sees chance of holding off 'wave'

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

"If, over the next three weeks, they keep those Trump voters engaged, we have a shot at holding the House," GOP pollster John McLaughlin said on John Catsimatidis’ radio show.

“How nice that Beto is draining the resources of left-wing donors across the country for a race he’s sure to lose, while that money could have gone into tight races that Democrats have a fighting chance to win,” conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza said.

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Source: Fox News

Robert De Niro says he’s ‘offended’ by behavior of Trump, ‘Republicans in general’

Tuesday 15:27 GMT

Robert De Niro told Alec Baldwin that he feels “offended” by President Trump and the GOP, during the premiere Sunday night of ABC’s “The Alec Baldwin Show.”

“It is time to overthrow the government of Donald Trump – not in a violent way or unlawful way – but it must be overthrown nonetheless,” Baldwin told a crowd of some 800 party officeholders, candidates, officials and activists, drawing loud applause.

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Source: Washington Post

Susan Rice’s son is a Trump-loving Republican. He says a Stanford classmate assaulted him at pro-Kavanaugh event.

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

The dispute ended at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday when Rice-Cameron called Stanford police to the central university plaza where, he alleged, Hernandez had assaulted him, according to William Larson, a spokesman for the Stanford University Department of Public Safety.

The son of Susan Rice, a former national security adviser to President Barack Obama — is proof, in many ways, that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Source: Washington Post

‘A scary time’ Trump backer Amy Kremer tells MSNBC: Witches ‘are placing a hex on Brett Kavanaugh’

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

According to a Facebook event called “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh,” on Oct. 20 dozens of witches will gather in Brooklyn for a “public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them.” As of early Monday morning, than 1,300 people have indicated they are attending the already sold-out event, which will take place at Catland, an occult bookstore described as “Brooklyn’s premier metaphysical boutique and event space.”

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Source: Fox News

Neither Republicans nor Democrats have a monopoly on incivility

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

He’s had harsh words for former Attorney General Eric Holder, who told Democrats to “kick ‘em” when Republicans “go low.” McConnell characterized the Democrats’ tactics after the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as “toxic, fringe behavior.”

Of course, the question now is whether Democrats are also “whipping up” demonstrators on the left to attack Republicans.

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Source: CBS News

Democratic lead continues to grow in race for House — CBS News Battleground Tracker

Monday 03:20 GMT

Our Democratic seats estimate has slowly but steadily ticked up since we launched the CBS News/YouGov Battleground Tracker this summer.

We discuss these scenarios to illustrate each party's bases of support and how differential turnout could impact each party's electoral fortunes.


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