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SNL devotes cold open sketch to 2020 Democratic Party front-runner Elizabeth Warren

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Elizabeth Warren’s rise in the polls resulted in NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” devoting the cold open sketch the Massachusetts senator.

The show imagined Warren answering questions at a town hall in Iowa.

SNL’s Warren was energetic, confident, and even crass.

One young woman in the audience asked about Medicare for All, and how she was nervous about giving up her health insurance.

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“Your insurance is like a bad boyfriend. Girl, listen to me. You need to leave him. He’s draining you. You deserve better. Dump his ass,” Warren said.

“I know you’re right,” the woman replied in tears. “I’m settling, but I’m just scared to leave, because what if it’s the best I can get?”

“Girlfriend, how much is your deductible?”

“$8,000. I don’t even have dental,” she replied. “My teeth hurt so bad.”

“All right. Listen to me, you beautiful b*tch, you’re going to call him. You’re going to end it,” Warren commanded. “And then one day, Blue Cross, Blue Shield’s going to text you from the club saying, ‘Baby, I miss you.’ And you’re going to say, ‘New phone, who dis?’ Okay, girlfriend, you’re going to be just fine.”

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GOP strategist who wrote party’s 2012 autopsy says she hopes the party loses this year

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Former Republican strategist Sally Bradshaw, who wrote the GOP's so-called "autopsy" after its 2012 election losses, is hoping the party comes crashing down in defeat this fall.

In an email to NPR, Bradshaw conceded that the 2012 election postmortem was "obviously a failure," given that President Donald Trump had taken over the party in 2016 by explicitly ignoring its recommendations about taking a more inclusive approach to immigration reform.

However, she also seemed to think that the GOP's bill for not becoming a more inclusive party had finally come due given its failures to govern through a deadly pandemic that so far has claimed the lives of 137,000 Americans with no end in sight.

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Rupert Murdoch’s son and daughter-in-law drop more than $2 million to help elect Biden and Democrats

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Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch's son and daughter-in-law are two of the biggest backers of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign, federal filings show.

James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn Murdoch each contributed $615,000 to the Biden Victory Fund in June, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

The Biden Victory Fund splits donations between Biden's campaign, the Democratic National Committee and 26 state parties. The couple has also contributed to other candidates aiming to unseat Republicans. Kathryn Murdoch is "increasingly giving to Democrats this cycle, including $1 million to help Senate Democrats," The Washington Post reported.

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‘He’s not demoted’: Trump spokesman says Brad Parscale’s ouster as campaign manager is not a downgrade

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Trump campaign spokesperson Hogan Gidley on Thursday insisted that Brad Parscale had not been "demoted" even though he lost his job as campaign manager.

After the campaign announced the decision to name Bill Stepien as campaign manager, Fox News host Sandra Smith asked Gidley to explain Parscale's demotion.

"The only thing that shifted was, Donald Trump simply asked Bill to steer the ship and Brad to man the guns," Gidley said.

"Right," Smith noted. "Parscale's not out all together, he's been demoted. He'll be in a different position."

Gidley objected: "First of all, he's not demoted. What Brad is focusing on is the digital strategy. Look, he's built something no one thought possible, raising money at historic levels."

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