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GOP pollster warns women will doom his party in 2018: ‘Largest gender gap in history’ is coming

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Republican pollster Frank Luntz is warning that the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle is likely to further drive women voters into the arms of Democrats — and that could spell doom for his party’s chances of holding the House of Representatives.

In particular, Luntz tells Bloomberg News that the 2018 midterm elections are “going to be the largest gender gap in modern American history” when it comes to women’s support for one political party.

Liam Donovan, a lobbyist who once worked as a Republican Senate operative, similarly tells Bloomberg that many suburban women are recoiling from the Republican Party at the worst possible time just prior to midterm elections.

“The problem for the GOP is twofold: one, the advantage cuts disproportionately in favor of Dems, and two, the drop-off is particularly acute among educated women in the metro suburbs where their members are most vulnerable,” he explains.

Bloomberg cites recent polling data from Pew showing that 58 percent of registered women voters polled in late September would vote for a generic Democratic candidate for Congress, while just 35 percent would prefer a Republican candidate.

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GOP strategist John Brabender, however, said he was skeptical that the GOP’s standing among women could get much worse than it already has — but he thinks that still will likely destroy its House majority in the midterm elections.

“There is sort of a female revolution going on at the voting booth,” he said. “Donald Trump has very much energized moderate-to-left-leaning women who were not as politically active as they are today.”

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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Trump ignored being condemned by Congress and instead praised Republicans on Twitter for defending his racism

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President Donald Trump celebrated on Tuesday night despite the House of Representatives having voted earlier in the day to condemn his racist statements.

By a final vote of 240 to 187, Congress voted for a resolution saying, "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The resolution said Congress “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.”

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The tortured madness of Donald Trump: It’s clear the president is out of his mind

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Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise.

His brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn’t made. It’s as though his saying something makes it true — even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he’s either hallucinating or lying. In June, for example, at a rally launching his reelection campaign, he retrumpeted an old campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” assuring the adoring crowd that “that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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