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At last, it’s over. The Iowa Republican Party announced Friday that it is ending the Ames Straw Poll — the giant fundraiser and GOP presidential candidates cattle call that has almost never correctly picked the eventual nominee — after it became clear many candidates just weren’t all that interested in it this time around.

Click above to go back in time to a crucial moment in 2011 — when the Straw Poll really did destroy any last shred of credibility it ever had. And please, try to cheer along for the winning candidate. It was a great day for her.

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Amy Coney Barrett

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Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.

According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."

"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.

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