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Going to sporting events and hosting teams at the White House is usually a lot more fun than the difficult work of the presidency. But as the sardonic Jimmy Kimmel observes, Trump not only got booed at Nationals Stadium, the same thing happened last weekend at the Ultimate Fighting Championship — where most of the hometown crowd in Madison Square Garden heckled the president lustily.

The furious reaction from sons Don Jr. and Eric ,“jacked up on Red Vines and Mountain Dew,” according to Kimmel, will make you laugh, too. Plus there’s the president’s marvelous new word for what Democrats are doing with impeachment.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, and former President Donald Trump.

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In the professional stratum of politics, few verities are treated with more reverence than the outcome of next year's midterm, when the Republican Party is deemed certain to recapture majorities in the House and Senate. With weary wisdom, any pol or pundit will cite the long string of elections that buttress this prediction.

Political history also tells us that many factors can influence an electoral result, including a national crisis or a change in economic conditions — in other words, things can change and even midterm elections are not entirely foretold. There have been a few exceptions to this rule, too.

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