On Trump impeachment, divisions between urban and rural Democrats – Reuters
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On Trump impeachment, divisions between urban and rural Democrats – Reuters

Axne, 54, avoided any mention of impeachment until one of her constituents, a Democrat who voted for her, said he views the investigation as a waste of time and money: “Let’s not vote for impeachment. Let’s get stuff done. I’m sick of it!”, he bellowed. Others nodded in agreement. Meanwhile, 1,000 miles away in the old industrial town of Wharton, New Jersey, freshman U.S. congressman Tom Malinowksi was treated like a rock star when he told a crowd of about 150 he believed the evidence to impeach Trump was overwhelming. With each mention of impeachment and denunciation of Trump, Malinowski was greeted with loud applause from voters packed into a tiny library basement, where the room hummed with talk of ousting the president. These two freshman lawmakers flipped districts from Republican control in the 2018 midterm congressional elections, two of the 41 net gains that helped Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2011. Yet on impeachment, as they face close fights for their seats again next November, their approach is starkly different. Axne avoids any mention of it; Malinowski leans into the topic.
The Chronicles of Nunes: How His Impeachment Speeches Created an Alternate Reality for GOP – The Daily Beast
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The Chronicles of Nunes: How His Impeachment Speeches Created an Alternate Reality for GOP – The Daily Beast

House Democrats’ public impeachment hearings were designed to each day tell a new chapter in the same story. Over the course of a week, a dozen witnesses paraded through the grand room on Capitol Hill where the inquiry unfolded, each one testifying to different aspects of President Trump’s apparent campaign to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate his political rivals. 
U.S. Politicians Celebrate Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Landslide: ‘Freedom Wins!’ – Newsweek
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U.S. Politicians Celebrate Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Landslide: ‘Freedom Wins!’ – Newsweek

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists scored a shocking win in local elections this weekend, sweeping the contest to take 17 of 18 district councils and 388 of 452 seats—almost 90 percent. The vote—held amid serious unrest over Chinese government encroachment into the semi-autonomous territory—represented the most significant victory for the anti-government movement since mass anti-Beijing protests began in June.
Michigan Democratic Party Bashes Black Senate Contender For ‘Far-Right’ Anti-Abortion Stances – The Daily Caller
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Michigan Democratic Party Bashes Black Senate Contender For ‘Far-Right’ Anti-Abortion Stances – The Daily Caller

A Michigan Democratic spokesman bashed GOP U.S. Senate contender John James for his anti-abortion stances and called James’s opinions on abortion “far-right.” Michigan Democrats have attacked James over his anti-abortion policies and launched a website titled “John James Revealed” that discusses “erasing his toxic record.” James is the top GOP recruit who is running for Senate in 2020, MLive.com reported Saturday, and Michigan is a vital state in deciding which party controls the Senate. James is running against Democratic Michigan Sen. Gary Peters.
Jones on Worley separating Alabama Dems from DNC: ‘Just silly’ – Yellowhammer News
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Jones on Worley separating Alabama Dems from DNC: ‘Just silly’ – Yellowhammer News

“It’s from the national group that any state party exists,” he told interviewer Sean Sullivan. Jones’ comment stands in opposition to Nancy Worley’s assertion on “Capitol Journal” that the group led by England, and backed by Jones and the DNC, is the “federal Democratic Party.” Worley contends she still leads the “state democratic executive committee.” When Sullivan asked Jones about Worley’s remarks, Jones said “it’s just silly, it’s just a silly comment” before listing more evidence for England’s chairmanship over Worley’s. This most recent back-and-forth between Jones and Worley continues a fight that started in August 2018 when Jones backed his ally Peck Fox’s attempt to oust Worley from her position as state chair.
After Facebook comes under fire, Twitter’s CEO announces ban on political ads – Yahoo News
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After Facebook comes under fire, Twitter’s CEO announces ban on political ads – Yahoo News

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it would no longer allow political ads on its service, in an implicit response to Facebook’s policy of allowing political ads even if they contain false information. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally,” wrote CEO Jack Dorsey in a series of messages Wednesday. “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons. A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money. “While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions. Internet political ads present entirely new challenges to civic discourse: machine learning-based optimization of messaging and micro-targeting, unchecked misleading information, and deep fakes. All at increasing velocity, sophistication, and overwhelming scale.”
Senate turns back challenge to short-term health insurance extensions – Star Tribune
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Senate turns back challenge to short-term health insurance extensions – Star Tribune

The Senate defeated a resolution Wednesday that would have overturned a Trump administration rule that lets states extend short-term health insurance policies for up to three years as a substitute for traditional coverage. The short-term policies do not cover pre-existing conditions and require no minimal protections and place no limits on deductibles or copays. Fifty-two senators, all Republicans, voted to leave the rule in place after a debate over how it would affect Americans. Only Maine Sen. Susan Collins broke ranks with her party.
Near party-line vote expected on impeachment ground rules – Middletown Press
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Near party-line vote expected on impeachment ground rules – Middletown Press

Democrats have set the stage for certain House approval of the ground rules lawmakers will use when they consider impeaching President Donald Trump as the chamber braced for its first showdown over the inquiry. There was no doubt that the Democratic-controlled body would approve the eight pages of procedures on Thursday, with each side likely to lose a handful of defectors, if any. "As much as this president flaunts the Constitution, we are going to protect it," House Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern, D-Mass., said Wednesday as his panel debated the procedures.
Democrats Will Vote To Formalize Their Impeachment Inquiry, And Hearings Will Be Public Soon – BuzzFeed News
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Democrats Will Vote To Formalize Their Impeachment Inquiry, And Hearings Will Be Public Soon – BuzzFeed News

The House of Representatives will vote on a resolution formalizing its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump this week, following attacks from Republicans and the White House and just days after a judge ruled there was no legal requirement to do so. “For weeks, the President, his Counsel in the White House, and his allies in Congress have made the baseless claim that the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry ‘lacks the necessary authorization for a valid impeachment proceeding,’” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to her caucus...
Rashida Tlaib joins Ocasio-Cortez, Omar in endorsing Bernie Sanders – WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
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Rashida Tlaib joins Ocasio-Cortez, Omar in endorsing Bernie Sanders – WKMG News 6

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president at a rally in Detroit on Sunday night. She joins Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Minnesota Rep. Ihan Omar in backing the Vermont independent. With Tlaib's decision, which CNN first reported earlier this month, Sanders now has the support of the first two Muslim women to serve in the US House of Representatives....
President Trump: Islamic State group leader dead in US military assault – WWAY NewsChannel 3
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President Trump: Islamic State group leader dead in US military assault – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most wanted man, is believed dead after being targeted by a U.S. military raid in Syria. President Trump said in a statement to the nation from the White House’s Diplomatic Room that on-site DNA confirmed “al-Baghdadi is dead” — fulfilling the top national security priority of his administration.
Mitt Romney explains how he came up with the Pierre Delecto Twitter name, says his son made the fake account – USA TODAY
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Mitt Romney explains how he came up with the Pierre Delecto Twitter name, says his son made the fake account – USA TODAY

Sen. Mitt Romney laughed off being outed as the owner of an anonymous Twitter account, telling USA TODAY in an interview that he didn't put much thought into the account's name when his son created it for him eight years ago. Twitter user Pierre Delecto was found out to be Romney after the Utah senator and GOP presidential candidate mentioned using a private account.....
Ousted Republicans plot rematches as impeachment revs up – POLITICO
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Ousted Republicans plot rematches as impeachment revs up – POLITICO

Trump holds a grip over the Republican base that seems unshakable, even amid the ongoing investigation into alleged efforts by the president to withhold military aid unless Ukraine publicly investigated his political rivals. Trump’s most ardent supporters have already begun organizing in Brindisi’s district, more than a year out from the next election. Pro-Trump groups staged protests outside the freshman Democrat’s office and at some of his public events — including a town hall here in October — to rally local support in New York’s 22nd Congressional District.
Hyperstealth Corp. Discloses Patent Pending Invisibility Cloak – The Bakersfield Californian
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Hyperstealth Corp. Discloses Patent Pending Invisibility Cloak – The Bakersfield Californian

​Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. announces their four patent applications which are all related to their Quantum Stealth (Light Bending Material), otherwise known as the Invisibility Cloak. The information within the four patents has been released by Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. with over 100 minutes of videos demonstrating the prototype materials which are available to watch directly from their website www.hyperstealth.com.
Stocks swing down as China says IP is off the table – See King Alpha
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Stocks swing down as China says IP is off the table – See King Alpha

Any gains that stocks made in the early afternoon backtrack after Fox Business's Edward Lawrence follows up his earlier tweet that the Chinese are willing to make a trade deal with the U.S. on parts that they've already agreed upon. The second tweet said the Chinese Commerce Ministry will never agree to "changes to their laws to protect intellectual property."
Meghan McCain Rips GOP’s ‘Feckless, Unpatriotic Cowards’ In Scathing Takedown – Huffpost
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Meghan McCain Rips GOP’s ‘Feckless, Unpatriotic Cowards’ In Scathing Takedown – Huffpost

Meghan McCain added her voice to the growing chorus of conservatives condemning the Trump administration’s decision to step aside as Turkey gears up to invade Syria ― a potential death sentence for the Kurdish fighters who have been an American ally in the battle against ISIS. “Right now we’re just saying we’re just going to leave (the Kurds) and abandon them,” the co-host of ABC’s “The View” said Monday. McCain blasted as “feckless, unpatriotic cowards” fellow Republicans and current White House officials who were “mad that President
Judge's order releasing Trump's tax returns and blasting 'repugnant' immunity claim put on hold – Reuters
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Judge’s order releasing Trump’s tax returns and blasting ‘repugnant’ immunity claim put on hold – Reuters

A federal judge on Monday said eight years of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be provided to Manhattan prosecutors, forcefully rejecting the president’s argument that he was immune from criminal investigations. Trump’s returns will not be turned over immediately, after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan granted the president’s request to temporarily block the order, handed down by U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero.
Iranians tried to hack U.S. presidential campaign in effort that targeted hundreds, Microsoft says – Washington Post
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Iranians tried to hack U.S. presidential campaign in effort that targeted hundreds, Microsoft says – Washington Post

The intrusion observed by Microsoft, spearheaded by an outfit it calls Phosphorus, made more than 2,700 attempts to identify personal email addresses that belonged to the company’s customers over a 30-day period between August and September, 241 of which were then attacked. Four were compromised, but they do not belong to the presidential campaign or government officials, according to the tech giant.