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CNN PoliticsNov 15, 2018
Palm Beach County in danger of missing recount deadline as Democrats sue for extension
Florida's deadline to complete a state-mandated election recount arrives Thursday afternoon, and one of the counties at the center of the effort is in danger of missing it.

CNN PoliticsNov 15, 2018
Analysis: Bill Nelson needs a miracle in Florida. It likely won't come.
Democrats hope a manual recount will overturn the results of Florida's Senate election and pave the wave for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson to keep his Senate seat.

The Daily BeastNov 15, 2018
Stephen Colbert Roasts Trump AG Matt Whitaker's ‘Masculine Toilet' for the Well-Endowed
CBSActing Attorney General Matt Whitaker's role as a board member for World Patent Marketing has been turning some heads this week, including those of House Democrats who want to investigate the company that allegedly scammed million of dollars from its customers.

Stephen Colbert dedicated the bulk of his monologue Wednesday night to the revelations about Whitaker's company, from its attempts to prove that Bigfoot is real to its belief in the viability of time travel.

"Whitaker's company was shut down for defrauding investors out of $26 million," Colbert told viewers. "So, this has all been fun, right? Bigfoot, time travel, fraud. You can't ask for more. And yet, the Matt Whitaker giveth, because I invite you now to join me in viewing the best product the new attorney general of the United States ever helped sell the world: the extra-deep ‘masculine toilet' for the well-endowed."

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CNN PoliticsNov 14, 2018
Showdown looms over Pelosi bid as 17 Democrats formally vow to vote 'no'
Nancy Pelosi's bid to become speaker of the House is becoming more complicated, as 17 Democrats have now signed a letter saying they won't vote for her on the House floor, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter.

Ballot box disputes: Democrats use legal action when losing races, but want results untouched when they lead (Fox Politics)
Do Democrats want Nancy Pelosi as Speaker again? Poll finds more prefer ‘someone else' (Washington Post Politics)

The Daily BeastNov 14, 2018
The Republican Candidates Who Say Counting Votes Is ‘Stealing Elections'
Photo illustration by The Daily BeastAs a number of races have yet to be called throughout the country, a number of Republican candidates in close contests have said that standard vote-counting procedures are an effort by Democrats to steal elections.

This has been most visible in Florida, where a messy ballot process and a state-mandated machine recount have complicated a razor-thin Senate race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. (The state's gubernatorial race between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum is also under recount, though the initial margin there is larger for DeSantis.)

The senate election recount has involved lawsuits and questions about how many provisional and mail-in ballots were determined invalid because of signature discrepancies. It's even possible that a poor ballot design in liberal Broward County—where there were a lot of undervotes—could cost Nelson the race.

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Washington Post PoliticsNov 14, 2018
Congressional leadership elections: Pelosi seeks to shore up votes for speaker; McConnell and Schumer keep their top Senate spots
Senators of both parties and House Republicans were picking their leaders. House Democrats vote later this month, but plenty of jockeying was expected Wednesday.

Washington Post PoliticsNov 14, 2018
Pelosi faces daunting challenge in speaker's bid as Democratic foes stand firm
In an electoral year marked by a record number of women joining the House, incoming female Democrats may help decide Nancy Pelosi's fate.

Reuters PoliticsNov 11, 2018
Democrats to probe Trump actions on AT&T, Amazon: aide
When Democrats take control of the U.S. House they plan to investigate the Trump administration's attempt to block AT&T Inc from acquiring Time Warner, and whether officials sought to punish Amazon.com Inc by prodding the U.S. Post Office to hike shipping prices for the world's largest e-commerce company, a senior Democrat and a congressional aide said on Sunday.
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