From the Hill to the Hall: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

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Brazile breaches touchy topic

In an excerpt of her forthcoming book released to Politico, Donna Brazile explained her then-surprise at finding a joint-funding agreement between the Democratic National Committee and the campaign to elect Hillary Clinton. Beyond what has been portrayed as “if I win the nomination, then” boilerplate, the agreement went on to give Clinton extra pre-campaign leeway in hiring decisions and vetoes over certain financing strategies, prompting some to claim this proved the DNC “rigged” the primary. Clinton’s more diehard supporters were quick to harshly condemn Brazile and Senator Elizabeth Warren, the latter of whom had responded to the excerpt by saying she thought what it meant was that the primary was rigged, with some of these detractors even suggesting it would lead to a racist being elected in the Virginia gubernatorial election.

Virginia gov candidate Northam’s polling goes south amid poor last lap showing

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Dr. Ralph Northam came out against accusations by his GOP opponent Ed Gillespie of being soft on crime by saying that he opposes sanctuary cities and would veto any bill that would legalize them. Northam also took it on the chin when Doug Wilder, a prior governor, stated Northam brushed off the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor; even more staggering, Wilder has yet to make a public endorsement of Northam.

Trump twitter terminated temporarily

U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was temporarily suspended by a now-departed Twitter employee. The 11-minute deletion on Nov. 2 surprised many, but President Trump was back in action shortly. Twitter HQ has not elaborated on who the employee was and why they did what they did, but they did state that it was simply an employee on their last day.

Senator assaulted at home

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was assaulted by a neighbor in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The attack is not considered politically motivated at this time.

Bushes did not pull lever for Trump

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush both allegedly cast votes for presidential candidates other than President Trump, according to excerpts from a book by Mark Updegrove.

THIS WEEK AT PORTLAND CITY COUNCIL

War on poverty
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m.

Lightning Super WatchdogX will be declaring war on poverty promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Community Equity and Inclusion Plan
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:45 a.m.

A two-hour discussion on the topic of expanding diversity protocols for contract selection for public improvement projects.

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