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Trump aides panicked that Democrats will make their lives ‘really miserable’ if they take back Congress

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Aides to President Donald Trump know that they are in for a rough time if Democrats retake the House of Representatives this fall.

White House sources tell CNN that they are dreading the prospect of having a Congress that is more willing to conduct oversight of the executive branch.

“Every news story is going to instigate a subpoena,” one of CNN’s sources complains. “It would be really miserable. I think people understand that as best as they can.”

Another GOP source tells CNN that they particularly dread the prospect of special counsel Robert Mueller releasing a report shortly after the midterm elections — which would give Democrats material that they can investigate from the first day they take office in January.

“If they’re not concerned about that, they should be,” the GOP aide explains. “It would be like a perfect storm.”

An internal GOP document that leaked earlier this month revealed that Republicans are very concerned about Democrats’ potential investigations of the Trump administration on issues ranging from the administration’s handling of helping Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, and the president’s hush-money payments to former mistresses.

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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