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Bill Kristol floats Dick Cheney as “the most promising” of possible 2016 GOP candidates

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Appearing on ABC’s This Week, frequent panelist and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol tossed out the name of former Vice President Dick Cheney as a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Prompted by host George Stephanopoulous to name “the most promising Republican candidate not in the race yet,” panel members named Jeb Bush — who has yet to announce — with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile suggesting 2012 GOP nominee, Mitt Romney.

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“You know, I go back to Mitt Romney. I mean, look, you don’t like old faces, but you know what, he did run a good game last time,” Brazille said.

After talk show host Tavis Smiley suggested South Dakota Senator John Thune, a smirking Kristol suggested the former vice president.

“If they get to nominate Hillary Clinton, why don’t we get to nominate Dick Cheney? I mean, he has a much… he has a much better record,” Kistol said as the entire panel burst into laughter.

“He has a much better record,” Kristol repeated as Smiley mock lamented, “God help us all.”

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The foreword for Michael Cohen’s book is out — and it contains allegations of deviant sex acts and a backchannel to Putin

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President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen was unfairly targeted by judges attempting to silence his tell-all book slated to be released before the election. However, Cohen prevailed and his new book Disloyal: A Memoir. The true story of the former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to be released by Oct. 6, according to Amazon, but Cohen had initially said he hoped to have it out by the end of September.

Cohen has already released the foreword of the book on the site for the book, which is getting so much traffic it keeps crashing.

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Trump has until the close of business Friday to prove ‘vote-by-mail fraud’ in Pennsylvania: Federal judge

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CNN's Jim Sciutto reported Thursday that President Donald Trump, his campaign and the Republican Party was given 24 hours to prove that there is vote-by-mail fraud in Pennsylvania.

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"The Court finds that instances of voter fraud are relevant to the claims and defenses in this case," Federal District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan said in an opinion. He told Republicans they would have to provide evidence of the fraud to the Democratic Party and the Sierra Club, groups part of the lawsuit.

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The Lincoln Project seeks to peel wavering GOP voters away from Trump with $1 million ad blitz

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The anti-Trump PAC led by conservatives, The Lincoln Project, is gearing up to launch a million dollar digital ad campaign this Thursday, Yahoo News reports.

“We’ve ... been doing this with a purpose,” said Mike Madrid, a veteran GOP political operative who oversees LP’s political operations. “These ads have been running in limited runs as we check the analytics to see how the response is. And now, in the last 80, 90 days, it's all about execution. So we’re now putting the money and the firepower behind it in eight key States where we think it will make a difference by moving Republican votes.”

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