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Boris Johnson's victory is 'catastrophic warning' to Democrats: Bloomberg

Boris Johnson's victory is 'catastrophic warning' to Democrats: BloombergBoris Johnson's election victory is a 'catastrophic warning' to Democrats in the United States, presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has warned.



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Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed; victory for conservatives

Judge: 234K Wisconsin voter registrations should be tossed; victory for conservativesA Wisconsin judge on Friday ordered that the registration of up to 234,000 voters be tossed out because they may have moved, a victory for conservatives that could make it more difficult for people to vote next year in the key swing state.



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Democrats won Virginia and are claiming victory in Kentucky. What's next?

Democrats won Virginia and are claiming victory in Kentucky. What's next?The latest contests point the Democrats to a path forward. Whether that road actually leads to the White House remains to be seen‘On Tuesday, impeachment wasn’t the vote magnet the president’s minions swore that it would be.’ Photograph: Steve Helber/APOn election day 2019, the Democrats swept the Virginia legislature, and appear to have won the Kentucky governor’s mansion. Trends visible when Nancy Pelosi reclaimed the House speaker’s gavel a year ago remain ever present.America’s suburbs continues to abandon their traditional political home even as rural voters remain energized by an unpopular president. On Tuesday, impeachment wasn’t the vote magnet the president’s minions swore that it would be.In Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear, the state’s attorney general, appears to have ousted Matt Bevin, the incumbent Republican who has refused to concede defeat. Less than half a percent separates the two candidates. Trump had triumphed in the Bluegrass State by 30 points. If not gone, his magic is not readily transferable.For the record, Beshear won the very suburban counties that had gone for Bevin four years earlier. Meanwhile, voters in Kentucky’s urban precincts flocked to the polls for the Democrat. Jefferson County, home to Louisville, voted Democratic by better than two-to-one.On the Monday night immediately before the election, Trump had headlined a Maga rally for Bevin and was joined onstage by Kentucky’s senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul. There, Trump proclaimed: “If you lose, they are going to say Trump suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the world. You can’t let that happen to me!” At the same gathering, Paul had urged the press corps to out the whistleblower who is the bane of Trump’s existence, a reminder of libertarianism’s neo-Confederate strains.Hours later, on Tuesday morning, Trump then tweeted that the “impeachment hoax had fired up voters in Kentucky”. Maybe so, but not exactly the way Trump had thought.Instead, Trump’s presence comes with a downside: it energizes his opposition. As to be expected, Donald Trump Jr told Fox News’ viewers as the results rolled in, “This has nothing to do with Trump.”To be sure, Trump and Bevin may have also been hurt by the headlines that emerged as Kentuckians went to the polls. Gordon Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, had corrected his impeachment testimony and admitted that there had been a quid pro quo involving Ukraine and Hunter Biden.Republican demands that the Democrats release transcripts have given way to Republicans announcing that they now have no intention of reading said transcripts. Ignorance is the new bliss.Meanwhile, McConnell who doubles as Senate majority leader, was signaling that while he thought the Senate would acquit Trump in an impeachment trial, bipartisan agreement would be needed for the trial to proceed. “This is not something the majority can micromanage like it can on almost any other issue,” said McConnell.In Virginia, the Republicans fate was gloomier as they lost the state senate and the house of delegates. For the first time since 1992, the Democrats hold control of both legislative chambers. Adding insult to injury, Juli Briskman, the cyclist who flipped-off the presidential motorcade two years earlier, won her bid for local office in Virginia’s Loudon County.Looking back, the Republicans’ defeat in the 2017 gubernatorial race was a harbinger of what actually came next. Suburban Virginians again made themselves heard and stuck a thumb in the president’s eye. Against this backdrop, Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger, freshman congresswomen from swing districts in Virginia must be breathing more easily.The two had publicly announced their support for the House’s impeachment inquiry in a Washington Post op-ed along with five other freshman with national security credentials. They also served as catalysts for Democrats moving forward on the topic.Spanberger is a former CIA operative while Luria is an ex-navy commander. Together, they are a reminder that the House Democrats are not just about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the party’s left wing, and that Democrats have found traction outside the New York and California’s big cities.While Democrats have reason to smile, perspective remains essential. While Tuesday’s results can be spun as a defeat for Trumpism, Kentucky is not a swing state and Bevin was an unpopular governor. A year from now, it will appear in the president’s column regardless of the national results. The last time Kentucky voted Democratic was in 1996 for Bill Clinton and Ross Perot was on the ballot.Next, Beshear ran as a moderate, something that cannot be said of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The former is a self-described democratic-socialist and the latter wants to remake capitalism in her own image. By the numbers, Warren appears poised to lose to Trump as suburban voters are turned-off by her plans for redistributive economics.In that sense, the latest contests point the Democrats to a path forward. Whether that road actually leads to the White House remains to be seen.



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Democrat claims victory in Kentucky governor's race

Democrat claims victory in Kentucky governor's raceAttorney General Andy Beshear was running against Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin, who had aligned himself closely with President Trump.



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Gun control advocate: Pushing mandatory buybacks will hand victory to the NRA, again

Gun control advocate: Pushing mandatory buybacks will hand victory to the NRA, againWe can pass significant gun safety laws but not if the 2020 campaign is about confiscating assault weapons. This is not timidity, it's reality.



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The Latest: San Francisco disputes NRA victory declaration

The Latest: San Francisco disputes NRA victory declarationSan Francisco Mayor London Breed told department heads in a Sept. 23 memo that the resolution does not direct the city to investigate ties between its contractors and the NRA. The NRA seized upon her memo Tuesday as evidence that the mayor is backing down and said the memo was a “clear concession” in response to its lawsuit over the resolution.



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'What are we going to do Mike?': Trump's victory posed problems for Pence and his wife, new book says

'What are we going to do Mike?': Trump's victory posed problems for Pence and his wife, new book saysA new book about Vice President Pence says Donald Trump's unexpected victory was a bit awkward for his political future and his homelife.



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Random judge assignment ordered for Don McGahn subpoena case, a victory for Justice Department against House

Random judge assignment ordered for Don McGahn subpoena case, a victory for Justice Department against HouseJudge Beryl Howell ordered the random assignment of a judge for a House case involving Don McGahn, President Donald Trump's former White House counsel



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Will Mueller's testimony help impeachment effort? Pelosi doesn't budge as GOP claims victory

Will Mueller's testimony help impeachment effort? Pelosi doesn't budge as GOP claims victoryFormer special counsel Robert Mueller's appearance before Congress left Republicans claiming victory and Democrats torn over whether it helped their case against President Trump



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Cannonball highlights how close Napoleon came to victory at Waterloo

Cannonball highlights how close Napoleon came to victory at WaterlooA cannonball discovered this week by archaeologists provides a further indication of how close Napoleon Bonaparte came to winning the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The 3 kilogramme (6-pound), rusty cannonball was found on Monday near the site of a field hospital about 600 metres behind Anglo-Allied lines on the battlefield in Belgium. Tony Pollard, the head archaeologist at the site, told Reuters Television he believed it was fired by the French army, another sign of near Napoleon’s troops came to victory in the battle described by the Duke of Wellington as a close-run thing.



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