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It’s difficult to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in this country and to break through the clutter, so we’re here to make it easier. Here’s what we at Countable are reading today:
Donald Trump said Tuesday that he supports a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress, though he did not specify how long those limits would be. “Decades of failure in Washington and decades of special interest dealing must and will come to an end,” Trump said.
Read more at Politico.
Congress is actually already looking at five different constitutional amendments to put caps on how long members can serve on Capitol Hill (what they can’t agree on is for how long). Read more about their proposals and how this process would work here. Then, tell your reps what you think.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Monday that Senate Republicans would unite if Hillary Clinton is elected to reject any nominations she might make to the Supreme Court. That’s a big deal because Antonin Scalia’s seat is still vacant and both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony Kennedy are now over 80 years old, so the next president will likely have to make more than one SCOTUS nomination. A McCain spokeswoman later clarified that “of course” McCain will vote for or against any SCOTUS nominee “based on their qualifications.“
Read more at NPR.
“Thousands of birth dates and names listed on Indiana voter registrations were changed, officials said Tuesday, prompting an investigation into possible voter fraud.” The announcement comes as Indiana State Police are already investigating a separate voter fraud case in the state that involves 56 Indiana counties.
Read more at WCHM-TV.
President Obama criticized Trump on Tuesday for his “complaints about a rigged election and favorable comments of Russian President Vladimir Putin … urging the Republican presidential nominee to “stop whining” and make his case to voters.” Obama said that “‘no serious person would suggest that U.S. elections were fixed.”
Read more at the Wall Street Journal.
“Nasa has all but declared this year to be the hottest yet recorded, after September narrowly turned out the warmest in modern temperature monitoring. … The new findings follow record-breaking monthly anomalies throughout this year, leading the agency to believe that because of the highs reported so far, 2016 will take the crown as warmest in the 136 years of modern data-keeping.”
Read more at The Guardian.
— Sarah Mimms
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