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CNN reveals sad state of Rubio campaign: Stadium rally on his ‘home turf’ draws next to nobody

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave a rally in what he hoped would be friendly territory and not many people came, Talking Points Memo reported.

The “disappointing” crowd for Rubio’s event in Hialeah, Florida was captured on a CNN broadcast, with the news network showing the nearly empty stadium in which it unfolded. TPM posted a picture from the broadcast, which can be seen below:

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Correspondent Jason Carroll said that the event drew a “couple hundred” supporters, who were “not even filling the end zone” at the stadium.

Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York also posted an image from the event, showing that the stadium stands were empty during the rally:

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However, a spokesperson for the senator posted an image suggesting a larger turnout, despite the evidence to the contrary:

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USA Today reported that, according to a new Quinnipiac poll, Rubio is trailing real estate mogul Donald Trump among likely Republican primary voters. Trump has the support of 45 percent of respondents, compared to Rubio’s 22 percent.

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READ IT: Vindman calls out Trump allies for attacking impeachment witnesses in opening statement

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman called out attacks on his character as he accused President Donald Trump of engaging of inappropriate discussions with Ukraine's president.

The National Security Council staffer testified that he believed Trump's request for an investigation of Joe Biden was inappropriate, and he reported the call and his concerns through official channels to a superior out of a sense of duty, according to his opening statement.

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Jail workers responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein arrested

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Two workers at a federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein was found dead have been arrested on charges related to the wealthy sex predator's death.

The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees were on duty the night Epstein, a billionaire financier facing sex-trafficking charges, was found dead in what was ruled a suicide, reported the New York Times.

The prison workers are expected to be charged later Tuesday and appear United States District Court in Manhattan.

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Improved IRS enforcement could raise $1 trillion in 10 years — even without raising taxes: study

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According to Markets Insider, a new National Bureau of Economic Research study by economists Larry Summers and Natasha Sarin suggests that the Internal Revenue Service could boost tax collection by $1 trillion over the next 10 years without any tax increase — just by increasing audits, improving their information technology and reporting requirements, and therefore collecting unpaid taxes that people already owe.

Such an overhaul would require around a $100 billion boost to the IRS budget, they estimated — meaning it would more than pay for itself.

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