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Republicans facing once ‘unthinkable’ prospect of losing Senate

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With the November election just a few weeks away, polling continues to strike fear in the hearts of Republican operatives.

Now, party officials are even fearful that they may lose control of the U.S. Senate, a prospect the Washington Post called “unthinkable” up until now. “Shipwreck” is the word used by a party operative talking to the Post.

Senate seats are up for election every six years and this year’s map features Democrats defending states where Trump won, sometimes by large margins. In West Virginia, a poor and heavily white state which Donald Trump won by 40 points, Democrat Joe Manchin seemed like a sure pick-up for the GOP. The Post says the party was talking “assuredly” about picking up the seat until recently.

“But less than two months till the Nov. 6 election, Republicans barely mention Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — states Trump won — as opportunities to knock out a Democrat, while McConnell reiterated that nine seats, plus Texas, were at stake,” the Post reports.

Instead, they’re increasingly focused on Texas where the Trump administration fears “unlikable” Sen. Tex Cruz (R-TX) is in danger of falling to upstart Democrat Beto O’Rourke.

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Trump’s own polling numbers have recently dropped, falling six points in several estimates, one of the steepest drops the unpopular president has had during his reign.

If Republicans don’t have a majority in the Senate they will have almost no recourse in stopping laws from making their way from the House to the Senate, as the filibuster that used to force a 60-vote supermajority on the most important matters has been all-but eliminated in recent years.

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Trump is ‘devoted to racial arson’ — and that’s why he took ‘a massive dump on the American dream’: Rick Wilson

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Republican strategist Rick Wilson has penned a scathing column for the Daily Beast in which he dismantles President Donald Trump for telling four Democratic women of color to "go back" to their countries of origin, even though three of them were born in the United States.

Wilson begins his column by arguing that Trump has shown what happens when someone who is "devoted to political and racial arson" and is "beyond shame, reason, and dignity" gets elected to the most powerful office in the United States.

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Trump’s team blowing off racist furor because they know the GOP is afraid to do anything about it: report

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According to a report at the Daily Beast, officials running Donald Trump's re-election campaign are keeping their heads down and plowing ahead with their work as the country is consumed with the president's burst of racist comments because they believe it will blow over.

The reason? Because Republicans will refuse to condemn the president -- which is being borne out in real-time -- and it's just another day at the office where the president wildly tweets outrageous comments that are superseded by new comments that consume the public's attention.

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Melania’s ‘shameful’ complicity in Trump’s agenda slammed by women activists from her home country

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Melania Trump has been known for very little in her own right. Aside from her widely-panned "Be Best" anti-cyberbullying initiative, she is mostly notable only as a staunch defender of Trump's agenda and behavior, backing him up on everything from Birtherism to abuse of migrant children.

It's a major disappointment to women's activists in her native country of Slovenia, reports The Daily Beast. Several of them were hoping that Melania would be a strong voice on the world stage in her own right, and are frustrated that she has acted as nothing more than a mouthpiece for the president.

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