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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer is seen during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will appear together on Thursday at the White House to deliver remarks about the 83-year-old jurist's plan to retire from the highest U.S. judicial body, the White House said. The White House event is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Biden as a candidate for president promised to nominate the first Black woman to fill any Supreme Court vacancy. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday said Biden will honor that pledge.
Persons: Stephen Breyer, Jim Young, Jan, Joe Biden, Breyer, Biden, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Amy Coney Barrett, McConnell, Jen Psaki, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Leondra Kruger, Bill Clinton, Lawrence Hurley, Doina, Andew Chung, Will Dunham Organizations: Supreme, REUTERS, U.S, White, Republican, Reuters.com Register, White House Press, Wednesday, California Supreme, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, California, Washington, New York
Notices similar to nutrition labels are coming to broadband service. Similar to how food labels describe the contents of a package, the broadband labels would disclose data allowances and broadband speeds, as well as pricing information. New notices for broadband internet services are rolling out modeled on the nutrition labels for food. "The broadband nutrition label cuts through this confusion by clearly disclosing the cost and terms of service in a simple, consumer-friendly format," Stager said. The FCC considered a requirement for the broadband labels in 2016, the final year of the Obama administration.
Persons: Joe Biden, Joshua Stager, Stager, Obama, Trump, Biden, NCTA Organizations: Federal Communications, FCC, Consumer Reports, Consumer, New America Foundation, New, Technology Institute, & Television Association, Cable, Comcast, NBC Locations: Washington
REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to immediately enshrine the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. Constitution and formally protect women's rights decades nearly a century after lawmakers first raised them. In a statement, Biden urged Congress "to pass a resolution recognizing ratification of the ERA," saying recent legal analysis showed there was nothing preventing lawmakers from acting. The Democratic president's call comes amid jostling over the deadline to enact the ERA, which passed Congress in 1972 with a 1982 deadline to be enacted if 38 state legislatures voted to approve. The resolution "reaffirms what we already know to be true: the Equal Rights Amendment is the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution," Maloney said. The issue also remains entangled in the federal courts: Virginia, Illinois and Nevada sued to have the ERA declared valid.
Persons: Elizabeth Frantz, Jan, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Carolyn Maloney, Maloney, Susan Heavey, David Morgan, Doina, Tomasz Janowski, Jonathan Oatis Organizations: U.S, Capitol, REUTERS, Constitution, Democratic, Reuters.com, Democrats, U.S . House, Senate, Republican, Department, U.S . National Archives, Records Administration, Justice, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S, Virginia, Virginia , Illinois, Nevada
REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to immediately act to enshrine the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. Constitution and formally protect women's rights decades after lawmakers adopted them. Biden, in a statement released by the White House, urged Congress "to pass a resolution recognizing ratification of the ERA" after a recent legal analysis said there was nothing preventing lawmakers from acting. "We must recognize the clear will of the American people and definitively enshrine the principle of gender equality in the Constitution. "No one should be discriminated against based on their sex—and we, as a nation, must stand up for full women’s equality." Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Susan Heavey Editing by Tomasz JanowskiOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON, Jan, Biden, Donald Trump, Susan Heavey, Tomasz Janowski Organizations: Supreme, White, REUTERS, Constitution, Justice Department, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S
WASHINGTON — House Democrats added seven names Thursday to their list of vulnerable incumbents in need of party resources heading into the challenging midterm elections. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, the campaign arm of House Democrats, increased the number of lawmakers it sees as prime GOP targets in November to 32. Almost twice as many Democrats as Republicans have said they are not seeking re-election this year. So far, 29 House Democrats have announced they that will not seek re-election in the fall. The list of vulnerable Democrats is being updated as Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer prepares to retire.
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The sun sets on the U.S. Supreme Court after it was reported U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the end of this term, in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. Biden's chance to pick a Supreme Court justice gives the White House an opportunity to tell a positive story, said Kyle Kondik, a political analyst at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. Black women judges such as Washington, D.C.-based federal appeals court judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger are among those likely to be in contention. As with the abortion and gun cases, if the conservative justices all vote in lockstep, the liberal justices have no leverage. The court, with conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, would have four women justices serving together for the first time.
Persons: Stephen Breyer, Joshua Roberts, Jan, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biden White, Kyle Kondik, Kondik, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Justice Leondra Kruger, Breyer, Kamala Harris, Biden, Kelsi Brown, Roe, Wade, Carolyn Shapiro, Justice Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Amy Coney Barrett, Kent's Shapiro, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Shapiro, Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung, Jason Lange, Scott Malone, Grant McCool Organizations: U.S, Supreme, REUTERS, Democratic, University of Virginia's Center, Politics, White, D.C, California Supreme, Republicans, Senate, Capitol, Georgetown University Law Center, Chicago, Kent College of Law, Thomson Locations: U.S, Washington , U.S, COVID, Washington, California, Mississippi, New York, lockstep, Chicago
Biden's fellow Democrats hold a razor-thin majority in the Senate, which under the U.S. Constitution confirms Supreme Court nominees. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Biden's nominee to replace Breyer will receive a "prompt hearing" and will be considered and confirmed with "all deliberate speed." White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden will honor his presidential election campaign pledge to nominate a Black woman to fill any Supreme Court vacancy. Neither the White House nor the Supreme Court confirmed Breyer's retirement plans. 1/3 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at Capitol Hill in Washington May 20, 2010.
Persons: Breyer, Jan, Stephen Breyer, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Jen Psaki, McConnell, Amy Coney Barrett, Dana Remus, Kamala Harris, Kevin Lamarque Read, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten, Bill Clinton, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Leondra Kruger, Clarence Thomas, Thomas, Thurgood Marshall, Trump's, Barrett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung, Kanishka Singh, Richard Cowan, Jeff Mason, Scott Malone, Will Dunham, Rosalba O'Brien Organizations: Liberal U.S, Supreme, Republican, U.S, Constitution, White House Press, CNN, Republicans, Capitol, REUTERS, Democratic, California Supreme, Senate, Biden, Trump, Affordable, Thomson Locations: WASHINGTON, Washington, California, Texas, Louisiana, New York, Bengaluru
The founder of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers must remain in custody pending his trial on charges in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, a federal judge in Texas ruled Wednesday. Elmer Stewart Rhodes, charged with seditious conspiracy and other counts, poses a danger if released, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson wrote in a 17-page ruling. The ruling also says Rhodes could easily flee, and that the Oath Keepers that he leads has members across the nation. Rhodes, 56, of Granbury, Texas, has been detained since his arrest Jan. 13. Prosecutors say Rhodes spearheaded a conspiracy in which he recruited people to go to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, including plans for an armed “quick reaction force” in Virginia.
Persons: Elmer Stewart Rhodes, Kimberly Priest Johnson, Johnson, Rhodes, Jan, , James Lee Bright, Phillip Linder, Donald Trump, Joe Biden Organizations: U.S . Capitol, Prosecutors, Trump, Capitol, Washington , D.C, Associated Press, NBC, Fort Worth Locations: Texas, Granbury , Texas, Washington, Virginia, Washington ,, NBC Dallas
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea in its sixth round of weapons launches this month, South Korea’s military said. North Korea has upped its testing activity recently in an apparent effort to pressure the Biden administration amid long-stalled nuclear talks. Some experts say North Korea could dramatically escalate weapons demonstrations after the Winter Olympics, which begin Feb. 4 in China, the North’s main ally and economic lifeline. The North has been ramping up its testing activity since last fall, demonstrating various missiles and delivery systems apparently designed to overwhelm missile defense systems in the region. Thursday’s launch came two days after South Korea’s military detected the North flight-testing two suspected cruise missiles at an unspecified inland area.
Persons: didn’t, Biden, Kim Jong, Donald Trump, Kim, Thursday’s Organizations: Korea’s, Chiefs, Staff, NBC, U.S, Washington Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, North Korea, South, Korea, American, United States, China, Russia, Seoul, Washington
In papers filed in federal court in Syracuse, lawyers for the attorney general's office questioned the timing of Trump's lawsuit, more than two years into a civil tax fraud investigation focused on the Trump Organization. Until now — only after Mr. Trump was served with a subpoena.”Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump also received subpoenas. Trump's lawsuit claimed that James' civil probe into his company's business practices was politically motivated and that he is the victim of "viewpoint discrimination." She urged the federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the Syracuse filing "smacks of forum shopping" — an attempt to find a friendlier legal venue. James added that Trump's company is in Manhattan, about 240 miles from Syracuse.
Persons: Letitia James, Donald Trump, , Trump’s, Trump, ” Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, James, , Alina Habba, Organizations: New, Trump Organization, Trump, Internal Revenue Service, Syracuse, Associated Press Locations: Syracuse, New York City, , Manhattan
Former President Donald Trump has dropped the biggest hint yet that he will be running in 2024. Trump was filmed at a golf game, where a golfing buddy introduces him as the "45th President of the United States." In response, Trump is seen turning around, grinning, and saying: "45th and 47th." However, the former president did say in November that he will "probably" wait until the 2022 midterm elections are over before confirming a 2024 run. Despite a deluge of Trumpworld-related legal troubles, Trump remains immensely popular with his base, leading fellow 2024 contender Florida Gov.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Ron DeSantis, Texas Sen, Ted Cruz, Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, Chris Christie Organizations: Service, Trump, TheYeshivaWorld.com, Florida Gov, Reuters, Republicans, New, New Jersey Gov Locations: United States, Florida, Iowa, Texas, New Jersey
Signage is seen at the headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is set to vote Feb. 2 on nominees to head the auto safety agency and to open seats on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) among other positions, according to a notice seen by Reuters. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThe committee is also set to vote on Gigi Sohn for the FCC. If she were confirmed by the Senate, it would give Democrats control of the FCC, which is currently split 2-2. The committee is to consider Alvaro Bedoya to serve on the FTC, according to the notice.
Persons: Andrew Kelly, Jan, Steven Cliff, Cliff, Gigi Sohn, Sohn, Tom Wheeler, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Alvaro Bedoya, Biden, Bedoya, David Shepardson, Kim Coghill, Shailesh Organizations: Federal Communications Commission, Washington , D.C, REUTERS, U.S, Senate, Federal Trade Commission, Reuters, Traffic Safety Administration, California Air Resources Board, Tesla, FCC, Georgetown Law's Center, Privacy & Technology, U.S ., Thomson Locations: Washington ,
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTrump's former energy secretary says Nord Stream 2 is nothing more than a way to hold Europe hostageFormer U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry shares his views on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline amid fears Russia may invade Ukraine.
Persons: Rick Perry Organizations: Former U.S . Energy Locations: Nord, Russia, Ukraine
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTrump's former energy secretary says Biden's contingency plan to divert gas to Europe won't workFormer U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry discusses President Joe Biden's efforts to divert gas to Europe amid fears Russia will invade Ukraine.
Persons: Rick Perry, Joe Biden's Organizations: U.S . Energy Locations: Europe, Russia, Ukraine
The visit by Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani's comes after his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian on Monday said Tehran is ready to consider direct talks with Washington if it feels it can get a "good nuclear deal". However, IRNA said the visit was not intended to facilitate direct talks with Washington. After then-U.S. President Donald Trump quit the nuclear deal in 2018 and reimposed harsh sanctions, Iran gradually started violating the pact's nuclear curbs. The minister, Sheikh Mohammed, is expected in Washington on Friday in advance of the emir's visit. PRISONER RELEASEAmirabdollahian previously met Sheikh Tamim and Sheikh Mohammed in Doha on Jan. 11.
Persons: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Antony Blinken, Olivier Douliery, Qatar's, Thani's, Hossein Amirabdollahian, IRNA, Donald Trump, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, Joe Biden, Sheikh Mohammed, Amirabdollahian, Sheikh Tamim, Parisa Hafezi, Andrew Mills, Frank Jack Daniel Our Organizations: Qatar's, State Department, REUTERS DUBAI, Washington, Washington ., Tehran, U.S, Jan, Reuters, Qatar, Sunday, Thomson Locations: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al, Washington , DC, Iran, Washington, Tehran, Doha, United States, Vienna, Thani, Qatar, Iranian, U.S, Dubai
The former first lady put up a hat, a watercolor, and an NFT for auction. Bids were only accepted in the Solana cryptocurrency, but its price crashed 40% during the auction. Buyers could only make bids using the Solana cryptocurrency, but the token's value crashed 40% while the auction was active. The white hat put up for auction earlier this month was worn by Trump during French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit to the US in April 2018. "Since 2018, this custom-designed hat has been symbolic of the French state visit to The White House.
Persons: Melania, Trump, Pierre, Marc, Antoine Coulon, Coulon, Emmanuel Macron's Organizations: Solana, Service, White House, Trump, Washington Post, French Locations: Solana
Republicans seeking to stir hostility towards whoever Biden nominates to the Supreme Court. Attacks circulating painting his choice as a radical liberal, although nobody has yet been chosen. Battles over Supreme Court nominees have been a key GOP rallying point in recent years. Republicans running for office also sought to gain political advantage from stirring opposition to the as-yet-unknown replacement. Under Senate rules, Supreme Court nominees need only a simple majority to be confirmed.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Stephen Breyer, Republican Sen, Rick Scott of, Chuck Schumer, Scott, Donald Trump Jr, Newt Gingrich, Breyer's, Blake Masters, Ru Paul, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Leondra Kruger, J Michelle Childs, Kamala Harris Organizations: Supreme, Service, Republican, Twitter, Democratic, Court Locations: Rick Scott of Florida, Arizona
Signage is seen at the United States Department of the Treasury headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has asked the Treasury Department for "clarity to the digital asset ecosystem" after new related reporting requirements were included in last year's $1 trillion infrastructure law, Punchbowl News said on Thursday. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReuters could not immediately confirm the report, which comes as the Biden administration is expected to unveil preliminary guidance regarding cryptocurrencies and other digital assets in coming days, according to Punchbowl. Bloomberg News last week reported the administration was preparing to release its initial government-wide digital assets strategy as soon as February. Digital assets are run by private actors, and some bank officials have urged U.S. regulators to clarify what would be a regulated digital asset, including crypto.
Persons: Andrew Kelly, Jan, Janet Yellen, Patrick McHenry, Tim Ryan, Biden, Wally Adeyemo, Joe Biden's, Susan Heavey, Kirsten Donovan Organizations: United States Department of, Treasury, Washington , D.C, REUTERS, Treasury Department, Punchbowl News, Republican, Reuters.com, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, Trump, Thomson Locations: Washington ,, U.S, United States, Punchbowl
Akos Stiller | Bloomberg via Getty ImagesRisk of death from Covid-19 is significantly higher in countries ruled by populist governments, a new study has found. They found that excess mortality was, on average, more than twice as high in populist-governed countries than in non-populist governed countries. For every 100 expected deaths in non-populist countries, Covid caused an additional 8 deaths, researchers found. But in populist-led countries, Covid led to an additional 18 deaths for every 100 non-Covid deaths. Populist governments' communications on Covid were also "designed to downplay the severity of the pandemic and to discredit scientific findings," the Kiel Institute, a German think tank involved in the research, found.
Persons: Viktor Orban, Hungary's, Akos Stiller, Donald Trump, Covid Organizations: Fidesz, Bloomberg, Getty, U.S, Populist, Kiel Institute Locations: Budapest, Hungary, Covid, U.S, Brazil, Czech Republic, India, Israel, Mexico, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Japan, Canada, Sweden, German
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called on President Biden and VP Harris to resign. In a Fox News radio interview, Haley said Biden should " step down and take Kamala with him." Haley also said she's worried the US will look "weak" on foreign policy at the Beijing Olympics. Unlike Haley, Trump has not called for a boycott either. "They know that they've never had a weak president like this before.
Persons: Nikki Haley, Biden, Harris, Haley, Kamala, she's, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Guy Benson, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Putin, Xi, Kim Jong Un, they've, emboldening strongmen, Vladimir Putin Organizations: UN, Fox News, Beijing, Service, Republican, Games Locations: Beijing, Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, Ukraine
A top Democratic senator says Republicans will struggle to obstruct Biden's expected Supreme Court pick to replace Justice Breyer. "I think it's going to be awfully difficult for the Republicans, after setting that precedent, to stretch things out," Sen. Patrick Leahy told CNN. DC Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is viewed as the presumptive favorite, but others like California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger and South Carolina federal judge J. Michelle Childs are also in the running. A 50-50 Senate, which currently exists, has never dealt with a Supreme Court nomination before. "Elections have consequences, and that is most evident when it comes to fulfilling vacancies on the Supreme Court."
Persons: Biden's, Breyer, Sen, Patrick Leahy, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump's, Amy Coney Barrett, Mitch McConnell, Leahy, Stephen Breyer, Chuck Schumer, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Justice Leondra Kruger, J, Michelle Childs, Biden, Susan Collins, Barrett, Collins, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's, McConnell, John Paul Stevens, Neil Gorsuch, Lindsey Graham Organizations: Democratic, Republicans, CNN, Washington Post, GOP, Service, Biden, DC, South, Committee Locations: Vermont, California, South Carolina, Maine
Retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be at the White House on Thursday when President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his decision to step down after more than 27 years on the high court. Biden's speech is set for 12:30 p.m., the White House said late Thursday morning. Breyer, who has yet to issue an official statement since his retirement was first reported a day earlier, will attend the president's speech, according to the schedule. Breyer, at 83 the oldest member of the court, is one of three liberal justices on the nine-seat bench. The court's conservative majority, which includes three members nominated by former President Donald Trump, has shown a willingness to flex its power in a growing list of divisive cultural issues, including abortion, guns, religion and race.
Persons: Stephen Breyer, Joe Biden, Breyer, Donald Trump Organizations: White
Democrats finally got some good news Wednesday, and it came from the unlikeliest of places: the Supreme Court. Among them are standout legal minds like Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, 51, who often finds herself on lists of potential Biden Supreme Court picks. There’s also California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, who at just 45 years old would have decades to build a strong presence on the court. Having taken so many punches to the face in Supreme Court fights past, Democrats are in no mood for delay. But Breyer is a powerful example of the pragmatism and clear thinking required to bring our Supreme Court back to legitimacy.
Persons: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joe Biden’s, Stephen Breyer, Biden, Barack Obama’s, Ginsburg, Barack Obama, ” Stephanie Mencimer, Mother Jones, Donald Trump’s, Mitch McConnell, Amy Coney Barrett, Edward Larson, hasn’t, John Roberts, Breyer, , Ginsburg’s, Obama’s, General Merrick Garland, , it’s, Biden’s, Biden’s weightiest, Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Ketanji Brown Jackson, There’s, Justice Leondra Kruger, McConnell, Joyce Alene, Chuck Schumer, Neil Gorsuch, Democrats won’t, Kavanaugh’s, Roberts, Bill Clinton Organizations: Washington Post, Republicans, GOP, Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee, Federal Judicial Center, Senate, MSNBC, Biden, Trump, Democrats, Democratic, Republican Senate Locations: Ky, California
WASHINGTON—Justice Stephen Breyer’s decision to step down from the Supreme Court gives President Biden the opportunity to make history by keeping his pledge to nominate the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s high court, and could galvanize both parties ahead of November’s midterm elections, which will determine control of Congress. Confirmation of the next justice would require the support of at least 50 senators in the evenly split chamber, with Vice President Kamala Harris poised to cast a tie-breaking vote—meaning Democrats could approve the nominee with no Republican help, as long as they remain united. High-court nominations have become increasingly contentious in recent years, with all three of Republican former President Donald Trump’s picks being confirmed by slim margins with little or no Democratic support.
Persons: Stephen Breyer’s, Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump’s Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republican, Democratic
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s impending retirement upended the country’s political landscape Wednesday, once again entangling the supposedly nonpolitical judiciary in the partisan fervor of an election year. “We are going to go straight to the politics of the Supreme Court in a way that has the potential to fundamentally change the midterms,” Jim Messina, who managed President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, said on MSNBC. “I think the Supreme Court definitely juices activists on both sides,” said Lin. They only need a simple majority, following the precedent Republicans set in 2017 to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch, the first of Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees. “Republicans want this election to be a referendum on Joe Biden, assuming his poll numbers are still under water in November.
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