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Roughly 700,000 people rallied in central London on Saturday to call for a new referendum on Brexit, according to the People’s Vote campaign.
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The group argues that Prime Minister Theresa May is negotiating a bad deal with the EU and voters should have the final say on the outcome of the talks. May has ruled out a second referendum, saying the result of the 2016 vote to leave the European Union should be respected.
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among the speakers who addressed the crowd this weekend. He argued that “this vital issue” must be “taken out of the hands of the politicians and returned to the British people.” Link in bio for the full story. 📷 Getty Images

Roughly 700,000 people rallied in central London on Saturday to call for a new referendum on Brexit, according to the People’s Vote campaign. 🔸 The group argues that Prime Minister Theresa May is negotiating a bad deal with the EU and voters should have the final say on the outcome of the talks. May has ruled out a second referendum, saying the result of the 2016 vote to leave the European Union should be respected. 🔸 London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among the speakers who addressed the crowd this weekend. He argued that “this vital issue” must be “taken out of the hands of the politicians and returned to the British people.” Link in bio for the full story. 📷 Getty Images

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It looks like Democrats are poised to chip away at Republican dominance in governor’s seats across the country. Three GOP-controlled governorships — Illinois, Michigan and New Mexico — are expected to flip to Democratic hands. In Illinois, J.B. Pritzker (pictured) has been leading incumbent GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner nearly the whole campaign.
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Meanwhile, Republicans are trying to flip a few solidly blue states red. Their best shot is in Oregon with GOP candidate Knute Buehler (swipe 👈), but the last time Oregon elected a Republican governor was in 1982.
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A handful of races, seven to be exact, are still toss-ups, like Stacey Abram’s run to turn Georgia blue (swipe 👈). Check our Story today where we answered your questions about governors’ races across the country. 📸 AP Photo

It looks like Democrats are poised to chip away at Republican dominance in governor’s seats across the country. Three GOP-controlled governorships — Illinois, Michigan and New Mexico — are expected to flip to Democratic hands. In Illinois, J.B. Pritzker (pictured) has been leading incumbent GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner nearly the whole campaign. 🔸 Meanwhile, Republicans are trying to flip a few solidly blue states red. Their best shot is in Oregon with GOP candidate Knute Buehler (swipe 👈), but the last time Oregon elected a Republican governor was in 1982. 🔸 A handful of races, seven to be exact, are still toss-ups, like Stacey Abram’s run to turn Georgia blue (swipe 👈). Check our Story today where we answered your questions about governors’ races across the country. 📸 AP Photo

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first major attempt to be a national player was a monthslong comedy of errors. It involved City Hall staffers and some of the biggest political operatives in New York, according to thousands of pages of emails we reviewed.  De Blasio’s Progressive Agenda nonprofit was seemingly designed to champion issues the mayor held dear — income inequality, voter enfranchisement, education — with de Blasio as the central force behind the “movement.” But the more-than-$860,000 effort yielded little in the end — no public debates, a couple of events including one that failed spectacularly, and no political upside for a mayor singularly obsessed with becoming a national liberal leader. Link in bio for the story that goes inside de Blasio’s failed effort to be a national liberal leader. 📸 Getty Images

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first major attempt to be a national player was a monthslong comedy of errors. It involved City Hall staffers and some of the biggest political operatives in New York, according to thousands of pages of emails we reviewed. De Blasio’s Progressive Agenda nonprofit was seemingly designed to champion issues the mayor held dear — income inequality, voter enfranchisement, education — with de Blasio as the central force behind the “movement.” But the more-than-$860,000 effort yielded little in the end — no public debates, a couple of events including one that failed spectacularly, and no political upside for a mayor singularly obsessed with becoming a national liberal leader. Link in bio for the story that goes inside de Blasio’s failed effort to be a national liberal leader. 📸 Getty Images

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Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte’s body slamming a reporter in 2017, saying that anyone who did such a thing was “my kind of guy, eliciting loud cheers during a political rally in Missoula, Mont.
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Since he was a candidate for the presidency, Trump has complained of “fake news,” harassed individual outlets and journalists on Twitter, and labeled the media as a whole the “enemy of the people.” Trump’s praise of Gianforte’s actions comes as his administration continues to avoid blaming senior officials in Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s role in the presumed death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident journalist.
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John Mulholland, editor of the Guardian US, said in a statement that Trump's praise of Gianforte runs the risk of inspiring further violence against journalists and called the president's rhetoric an

Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte’s body slamming a reporter in 2017, saying that anyone who did such a thing was “my kind of guy, eliciting loud cheers during a political rally in Missoula, Mont. 🔸 Since he was a candidate for the presidency, Trump has complained of “fake news,” harassed individual outlets and journalists on Twitter, and labeled the media as a whole the “enemy of the people.” Trump’s praise of Gianforte’s actions comes as his administration continues to avoid blaming senior officials in Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s role in the presumed death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident journalist. 🔸 John Mulholland, editor of the Guardian US, said in a statement that Trump's praise of Gianforte runs the risk of inspiring further violence against journalists and called the president's rhetoric an "attack on the First Amendment." He added that Trump should apologize for his comments.

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A PSA on the Mueller report: Prepare for disappointment. The public shouldn’t expect a comprehensive and presidency-wrecking account of Kremlin meddling and alleged obstruction of justice by Trump, defense lawyers working on the case and former government officials say. It’s possible Mueller’s findings may never even see the light of day. Link in bio for the full story. 📸 Getty Images

A PSA on the Mueller report: Prepare for disappointment. The public shouldn’t expect a comprehensive and presidency-wrecking account of Kremlin meddling and alleged obstruction of justice by Trump, defense lawyers working on the case and former government officials say. It’s possible Mueller’s findings may never even see the light of day. Link in bio for the full story. 📸 Getty Images

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Breaking: A inspector general report says Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife, Lola, mishandled thousands of dollars’ worth of taxpayer dollars for their travel. The report says Zinke tried to designate his wife an agency volunteer in order to obtain free travel for her, that he often brought her in federal vehicles in violation of agency policy and that he neglected to get permission from ethics officials when he took campaign donors on a boat trip. Link in bio for more. 📸 Getty Images

Breaking: A inspector general report says Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke and his wife, Lola, mishandled thousands of dollars’ worth of taxpayer dollars for their travel. The report says Zinke tried to designate his wife an agency volunteer in order to obtain free travel for her, that he often brought her in federal vehicles in violation of agency policy and that he neglected to get permission from ethics officials when he took campaign donors on a boat trip. Link in bio for more. 📸 Getty Images

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Residents of the Trump Place condominium on the Upper West Side of Manhattan voted to strip Trump's name off the entrace of their building, AP reported. The building joins three others in the same neighborhood that moved to get rid of the president's family branding. Trump hotels in Toronto, Manhattan’s Soho and Panama City have also removed the Trump name from their buildings since 2016. 📸 AP Photo

Residents of the Trump Place condominium on the Upper West Side of Manhattan voted to strip Trump's name off the entrace of their building, AP reported. The building joins three others in the same neighborhood that moved to get rid of the president's family branding. Trump hotels in Toronto, Manhattan’s Soho and Panama City have also removed the Trump name from their buildings since 2016. 📸 AP Photo

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Breaking: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced he won’t attend an upcoming investment summit in Saudi Arabia, amid tensions over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. He tweeted his decision after meeting with President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The Trump administration has been under pressure to show that it is responding to Khashoggi’s disappearance, which occurred after the U.S. resident entered a Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month. Turkish officials have said their intelligence shows Khashoggi was killed and dismembered. 📸 Getty Images

Breaking: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced he won’t attend an upcoming investment summit in Saudi Arabia, amid tensions over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. He tweeted his decision after meeting with President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The Trump administration has been under pressure to show that it is responding to Khashoggi’s disappearance, which occurred after the U.S. resident entered a Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month. Turkish officials have said their intelligence shows Khashoggi was killed and dismembered. 📸 Getty Images

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the most powerful woman in the GOP leadership, is on the defensive on health care. The Washington congresswoman is facing the toughest reelection of her career and she's avoiding her party's long-standing pledge to repeal Obamacare. The fact that McMorris Rodgers is steering clear of one of the GOP’s core ideas shows just how treacherous the health care issue has become on the campaign trail.
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A mother of three, including a child with Down syndrome, McMorris Rodgers is often portrayed as a more compassionate face of a party that’s shifted hard to the right in the Trump-era. But she’s also the only Washington state lawmaker to have voted to repeal Obamacare last year. Now, she faces attack ads spotlighting that vote, not to mention lawn signs imploring voters to “repeal McMorris Rodgers, not our health care.” 📸 AP Photo

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the most powerful woman in the GOP leadership, is on the defensive on health care. The Washington congresswoman is facing the toughest reelection of her career and she's avoiding her party's long-standing pledge to repeal Obamacare. The fact that McMorris Rodgers is steering clear of one of the GOP’s core ideas shows just how treacherous the health care issue has become on the campaign trail. 🔸 A mother of three, including a child with Down syndrome, McMorris Rodgers is often portrayed as a more compassionate face of a party that’s shifted hard to the right in the Trump-era. But she’s also the only Washington state lawmaker to have voted to repeal Obamacare last year. Now, she faces attack ads spotlighting that vote, not to mention lawn signs imploring voters to “repeal McMorris Rodgers, not our health care.” 📸 AP Photo

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So will Bernie Sanders run for president in 2020? Many of his former staffers hope he won't. They think a younger candidate who can continue what he started would be a better choice. (Sanders would turn 80 in his first year as president.) “He's the grandpa of the movement,” said one 2016 campaign staffer, “but that might not make him the best choice for 2020.”
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But still, it's unclear who could carry that torch. There's a lot of talk about Elizabeth Warren, but other former Sanders staffers say that no other Democrat has emerged who matches Bernie. Link in bio for the full story. 📷: Getty

So will Bernie Sanders run for president in 2020? Many of his former staffers hope he won't. They think a younger candidate who can continue what he started would be a better choice. (Sanders would turn 80 in his first year as president.) “He's the grandpa of the movement,” said one 2016 campaign staffer, “but that might not make him the best choice for 2020.” 🔸 But still, it's unclear who could carry that torch. There's a lot of talk about Elizabeth Warren, but other former Sanders staffers say that no other Democrat has emerged who matches Bernie. Link in bio for the full story. 📷: Getty

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration hired a former campaign aide for a state job despite an allegation of sexual assault. Now, Murphy says he’s ordering an independent investigation into how his staff handled the matter and was prepared to change state law to ensure nothing like it happens again. The governor denied learning any of the details of the allegations against Albert J. Alvarez until Oct. 2, but he insisted members of his staff had properly handled the matter after it was brought to their attention in March. His transition team, he said, was another story. Link in bio for more. 📸AP Photo

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration hired a former campaign aide for a state job despite an allegation of sexual assault. Now, Murphy says he’s ordering an independent investigation into how his staff handled the matter and was prepared to change state law to ensure nothing like it happens again. The governor denied learning any of the details of the allegations against Albert J. Alvarez until Oct. 2, but he insisted members of his staff had properly handled the matter after it was brought to their attention in March. His transition team, he said, was another story. Link in bio for more. 📸AP Photo

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Beto O’Rourke is on the attack against Ted Cruz. The Democrat aired his first handful of TV ads directly criticizing the GOP senator on Wednesday, following Tuesday’s debate in which he repeatedly attacked Cruz, even invoking President Trump’s 2016-vintage “Lyin’ Ted” nickname and accusing Cruz of being dishonest with voters. The shift comes as O’Rourke works to put himself within striking distance of Cruz in the final weeks of the campaign. Five public polls this month have shown Cruz leading O’Rourke by mid-to-high single digits, including four surveys in which Cruz got at least 50 percent support. Link in bio for the full story. 📸 AP Photo

Beto O’Rourke is on the attack against Ted Cruz. The Democrat aired his first handful of TV ads directly criticizing the GOP senator on Wednesday, following Tuesday’s debate in which he repeatedly attacked Cruz, even invoking President Trump’s 2016-vintage “Lyin’ Ted” nickname and accusing Cruz of being dishonest with voters. The shift comes as O’Rourke works to put himself within striking distance of Cruz in the final weeks of the campaign. Five public polls this month have shown Cruz leading O’Rourke by mid-to-high single digits, including four surveys in which Cruz got at least 50 percent support. Link in bio for the full story. 📸 AP Photo

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