A lot of Democrats would prefer someone younger and a bit more progressive than Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court. If Hillary Clinton is elected President and she has a Senate majority, I suspect they'll get that. Now Sen. Jeff Flake says he's encouraging his colleagues to confirm Garland in the lame duck session of Congress if Clinton is elected. That could set up a very paradoxical situation in which Senate Republicans are suddenly Garland's gung-ho-est supporters.
It's amazing to see a whole new generation learning about the opportunistic bs of Betsy McCaughey. Folks in this cycle know her as the one who says you can't oppose sexual assault if you like Beyoncé. But Betsy's been around forever as a person who uses dubious professional credentials to get behind all manner of straight up lies.
Charlotte Fryar, author of a TPM longform piece about Frank Porter Graham and the political climate of N.C. (a crucial swing state), is joining Prime members in the Hive on 10/25 to discuss Graham, N.C. politics, and her views on how the election will go in the Tar Heel State. This conversation will be moderated by TPM -- get in your questions here before 1 p.m. next Tuesday.
It's October 20 and the PollTracker Average stands at Clinton 47.1 percent, Trump 43.1 percent, a four percentage-point spread
The TPM Electoral Scoreboard stands at Clinton 323, Trump 161. Evan McMullin is leading in Utah, worth six electoral votes. Alaska, Arizona, Ohio and Georgia are in the Toss Up category.