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Michael Cohen And Stormy Daniels Say ‘Hi’ To One Another, And Other News: Your Prime Week In Review

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October 13, 2018 9:00 am

Hello prime subscribers and welcome to the weekend! It’s finally fall here on the east coast. Also: We’re launching a new subscription program, TPM Inside.

Here’s what happened in Prime.

  • Post-Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, we’re turning to several stories that have been flying under the radar for months. Here are three of them.
  • Josh has been tracking the polls ahead of the midterms. In his third post on the topic, he writes that “the Kavanaugh ‘bump,’ to the extent there was one, seems to have been ephemeral.” (Read the first two polls-related posts here and here.)
  • Cameron Joseph also digs in, writing about how to think about the House, Senate and Governor’s race polls.
  • Trump and Jared Kushner have conflicts of interest when dealing with Saudi Arabia.
  • Senators of both parties from the Foreign Relations Committee have invoked a provision of the Magnitsky Act to force an investigation into the apparent death of Jamal Khashoggi.
  • Though Ivanka claims she doesn’t want the UN Ambassador job that the President is lobbying her to take, she was reportedly quite interested as recently as a year ago.
  • Virginia’s House of Delegates map will be redrawn after being ruled an illegal racial gerrymander.
  • Allegra Kirkland ends her weekly primer on the Russia probe with a cheerful bit of news: Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen exchanged a friendly greeting at LaGuardia Airport. Cohen, Daniels said, looked “happy and healthy.”
  • Ed Whelan’s crazy theory that Christine Blasey Ford misidentified Brett Kavanaugh ended up serving as Republicans vehicle to a successful confirmation.
  • Cameron Joseph wrote about the years-long fight over voting rights between the two candidates for Governor of Georgia. In a Prime post, he looks at the electoral politics behind their races.
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