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Seth Meyers opens his “closer look” at the ongoing Comey-Trump showdown with a backward glance — recalling how the president and his minions defended their current target last fall, when the FBI director endured withering criticism from…Democrats.

But returning quickly to the present, Meyers scrutinizes the various Trump alibis for his blatant attempts to derail the Russia investigation, notably including Chris Christie’s “normal New York conversation” gambit. And the Late Night host was naturally delighted to learn from Comey’s Senate testimony yesterday that the president once called Comey to say “he had not been involved with hookers in Russia.”

Meyers’ review is funny and valuable, especially if — like most Americans — you had to work instead of watching Comey’s testimony live.

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Terry McAuliffe

Reprinted with permission from PressRun

Sticking close to the media's preferred script, Axios this week reported that the walls were caving in on Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who's caught in a surprisingly close race in Virginia's governor's race. "It was clear the McAuliffe campaign has taken on an air of tension — bordering on panic," Axios announced.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

After 2020's election, Virginia adopted more pro-voter legislation than any state, from expanding access to starting to amend its constitution to enshrine voting rights. But these reforms have not been enough to turn out voters in this fall's statewide elections, where the top-of-the-ticket Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are close in polls but seen as underwhelming.

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