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Overlooked News Of The Day

California will outlaw the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035.

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GOP is now claiming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) made it too easy to vote.

In McConnell’s Grasp

Lindsey Graham is exactly who we knew him to be. Susan Collins? She’s not as she usually is, notoriously concerned. But let’s wait and see.

McConnell Trashes McConnell Rule

Mitch McConnell just consigned the McConnell Rule to the same trash bin of history as the non-precedential Bush v. Gore ruling. Another shoddy expedience momentarily gilded until it was no longer expedient.

Monumental News

Justice Ginsburg is dead, and one can barely utter the words without thinking of the battle to fill her seat, not out of disrespect for her and her enormous imprint on the course of American legal history, but because of how quickly Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump will move – tonight – to lock down that Trump will fill the seat before his term ends. The mourning will inevitably be colored by the rush to lock in a historic conservative majority on the court.

Intentional

Federal judge rips Trump’s USPS “reforms” as a clearly intentional effort to undermine the pandemic election.

Long Violent History

To send you into the weekend with conviction, a striking bit of BLM music and oratory from Kentucky musician Tyler Childers:

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It Definitely Works Prime Badge

TPM Reader MH:

I cannot think of a better example than the Stanford Med letter of how conservative money influences our public debate.

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Don’t Forget Oregon Prime Badge

TPM Reader GB shares a photo of the spooky scene today in Salem:

I want to confirm TPM Reader JK’s observations about fire on the West Coast. And it’s not just in California. There are multiple fires in Oregon and Washington.

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