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Majority of Americans want to completely replace Congress: poll

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Results of a poll released Tuesday show that as summer turns to fall, the majority of Americans are longing to totally clean house (of Representatives).

And Senate.

Today’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed that 54 percent of Americans would vote out every single member of Congress, including their own, if given the chance.

One thousand voting-age adults were surveyed between August 27 and 31.

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The same question has been asked on the polls for about 18 months and this is the highest percentage of people who have ever said they would wipe the congressional slate clean if they could.

In the same poll, 82 percent of respondents said that they disapproved of how members of Congress were doing their jobs — also a historical high.

The trend of dissatisfaction with lawmakers has held steady throughout the year. In late July, anger at the government hit a 20-year high in one poll. In August, a New York Times poll recorded 82 percent dissatisfaction with Congress.

Robert Blendon, a public opinion and polling expert at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, told Raw Story in August that anti-incumbent sentiment was surging.

“It’s clear that there is an anger out there and that all the voters can do is vote against incumbents,” Blendon said. “The one thing they can do is throw people out, and they’ll ultimately have to decide which party they hold responsible. It could be different this time, but it’s historically the president’s party.”

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American Airlines ordered passengers to stop social distancing — because they hadn’t paid for exit seats

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On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that the flight crew on an American Airlines trip ordered two passengers to stop social distancing and move back to their seats.

The reason? The empty row they moved into cost slightly more.

"On a June 30 flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Newark, Joy Gonzalez, an aviation engineer based in Seattle, found herself seated at a window with two older passengers beside her in the middle and aisle seats," reported Elaine Glusac. "In order to gain more social distance, she and the aisle passenger both moved to seats behind them where two rows were empty. But before takeoff, a flight attendant ordered them back to their assigned seats, telling them they had not paid for those exit row seats, which are more expensive."

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Joe Shapiro’s wife disputes Mary Trump’s claim her husband took SATs for Trump

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Mary Trump's upcoming tell-all book alleges that President Donald Trump's sister did his homework and friend and fellow University of Pennsylvania graduate, Joe Shapiro, took his SATs for him.

ABC News reported Wednesday that Pam Shriver, Shapiro's widow, said that he would never have done something like that.

"He always did the right thing, and that's why this hurts," said Shriver.

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Kayleigh McEnany says she has no ‘data’ on whether Tulsa rally increased COVID — but city official says it likely did

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At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was confronted with the fact that President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma led to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. Her reply was to plead ignorance: "I have no data to indicate that."

However, according to a health official in Tulsa, the pattern of cases indicates it is "likely" that it did just that.

"President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests 'likely contributed' to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday," reported Sean Murphy for the Associated Press. "Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. By comparison, during the week before the June 20 Trump rally, there were 76 cases on Monday and 96 on Tuesday."

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