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Trump on Whether Khashoggi Is Dead: ‘Certainly Looks That Way to Me’

En route to a campaign rally in Montana, Trump spoke about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, saying he believes the Washington Post reporter is dead. “Do you believe Jamal Khashoggi is dead?” a reporter asked. “It certainly looks that way to me. It’s very sad,” Trump said. “What are you considering for possible consequences for Saudi Arabia?” a reporter asked off-screen. “Well, it will have to be very severe. I mean, it’s bad, bad stuff, but we’ll see what happens,” Trump responded. Jamal Khashoggi, a permanent United States resident and critic of the Saudi regime, disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, Turkey. He has not been seen or heard from since. Turkish officials accuse the Saudis of murdering Khashoggi and say they have audio evidence of the murder.  The Free Beacon previously reported: Earlier this month, Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Turkish officials accuse the Saudis of murdering Khashoggi. They also claim an audio recording captured moments of his “interrogation, torture, and killing,” a Turkish newspaper reported. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations. Trump has threatened “severe punishment” if the Saudi government is responsible for Khashoggi’s death. “There’s a lot at stake. And, maybe especially so because this man was a reporter. There’s something — you’ll be surprised to hear me say that, there’s something really terrible and disgusting about...

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Poll: Support for Gun Control Drops Ahead of Midterm Elections

A new poll released on Wednesday shows support for new gun-control laws dropped significantly over the last seven months. The Gallup poll of 1,019 adults, conducted between Oct. 1 and 10, found 61 percent of respondents support making gun laws stricter. That’s down 6 points from when Gallup asked the same question between March 1 and 8. At the same time support for the idea that gun laws should be kept the same increased from 28 percent to 30 percent and support for the idea they should be made less strict doubled from 4 percent to 8 percent. Overall, opposition to stricter gun-control laws moved from 32 percent to 38 percent. Two percent of respondents said they had no opinion. (It’s unclear why Gallup’s raw numbers add up to more than 100 percent but the discrepancy is likely the result of rounding.) Support for stricter gun control has wavered significantly over the last few decades. When Gallup first asked about it in 1990, support for stricter laws came in at an all-time-high of 78 percent. In 2012, support hit an all-time-low of 43 percent. Support for stricter laws has trended back up since 2012, but this month’s numbers may indicate it is receding once again. The poll found Republicans and Democrats were at odds over support for gun control. Eighty-seven percent of Democrats favor stricter gun-control laws, 10 percent...

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Limbaugh: GOP Will Hold House, Increase Senate Majority in Midterm

https://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/10/Limbaugh.jpgIn a preview of an interview that will air Thursday night on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said he does not trust polls and believes the Republicans will keep their majorities in both chambers of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections. When asked for his midterm predictions, Limbaugh said, “We hold the House and we increase the Senate because I think that’s justice. I think that’s just. The Democrat Party deserves to lose in the single biggest electoral landslide defeat in my lifetime because the actions they’ve taken just in the last month.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter...

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Activists Demand HHS End Involvement in Late-Term Abortion

Pro-life activist David Daleiden said the Department of Health and Human Services was promoting late-term abortion by agreeing to a multimillion-dollar contract for mice injected with cells obtained from aborted babies. On Wednesday evening CNS News revealed the agency had agreed to a $13 million contract with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to obtain 90 so-called humanized mice each month. Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress and undercover videographer, said fulfilling the contract would require at least two late-term babies to be aborted each month. The taxpayer-funded enterprise made the agency “complicit” in abortion. “UCSF is the biggest abortion and late-term abortion training school in the country,” Daleiden told an audience at the House of Representatives Rayburn building. “It’s absolutely unconscionable that our taxpayer dollars are being used to traffic in aborted baby body parts.” Daleiden called on the agency to terminate the contract, as it did a $15,900 contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources in September following public outcry. He said it was incumbent on the “pro-life Trump administration” to live up to its values. “The administration could end this tomorrow … but the political will is needed,” Daleiden said. “HHS and NIH [National Institutes of Health] are complicit in these abortions.” The agency did not respond to request for comment at deadline. The University of California defended the research on the San Francisco...

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Head of Data at Firm Paid by Warren: Insane to Think She’s More Electable Than Sanders

The head of data at a firm that has been paid six-figures by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign this cycle said it is “quantitatively insane” to think the likely 2020 Democratic presidential contender is more electable than Sen. Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.). Civis Analytics, a consulting firm founded by Dan Wagner, the former chief analytics officer for Obama’s 2012 campaign, has hauled in millions of dollars from dozens of Democratic campaigns and committees since its formation. Its client roster includes Warren’s campaign, which began paying the firm on June 5 for research consulting and has since disbursed $117,500, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Despite the arrangement between Civis and Warren’s campaign, David Shor, the head of political data science at the firm, publicly shot down the idea that the Massachusetts senator would fare better than Sanders in 2020 as the firm was performing work for Warren. “The idea that Elizabeth Warren is obviously more electable than Bernie Sanders is quantitatively insane,” Shor previously said on Twitter. Shor posted four screenshots in the tweet that included a portion of an article touching base on how Warren may be appealing to Democratic leaders for her potential to excite the activist base while staving off candidates they fear could lose the general election, such as Sanders. That screenshot is followed by data comparisons between Warren and Sanders, including their favorable and unfavorable...

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