Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

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Like a savvy statesman, Cory Booker punctuates the first chunk of a Jimmy Fallon interview with a funny tale which endears him to The Tonight Show crowd.

We won’t give away the details, but let’s just say being elected to Congress doesn’t always stop one’s Mom from fussing over them.

Things turn serious, however, when Booker is tasked with explaining how Democrats can potentially take over Capitol Hill in November of 2018. Instead of merely worrying about which issues paint Dems in the best light or provide the best in-road to attacking President Trump’s record in the White House, the Senator’s advice reminds how gains were made on Philadelphia avenue.

Can we think of an election in which college kids turned the tide of an otherwise evenly-contested race? How about two races?

Yes we can.

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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