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Donald Trump's election win hasn't just inspired some celebs to consider a run for president — others big names might be on the ballot in the 2018 mid-terms:

  1. Donald Trump Jr. told members of an elite gun club that he was interested in running for governor of New York.
  2. Chelsea Clinton: Although she denied the possibility of a 2020 presidential run, when asked about running for public office in general, she told CBS, "Right now, the answer is no, but I think we all need to be asking ourselves that question periodically."
  3. Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Terminator is rumored to be planning a possible run for Senate in 2018, Politico reported. The former California governor has been increasingly politically active since Trump's campaign, making a video about gerrymandering that went viral on social media and criticizing Trump's tweets, budget and other moves.
  4. Joe Piscopo — who came to fame in the 80's as an SNL Frank Sinatra impersonator — is considering running for governor of New Jersey, NYT reported.
  5. Kid Rock: Last month, Robert Ritchie's name was floated around at the Michigan Republican Party convention as a possible Senate contender in 2018, Roll Call reported.

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Amy Harder, author of Generate
37 mins ago - Energy & Environment

Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

Photo: Morry Gash/AP

A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes.

  • A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.

Biden to Trump: "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life"

Former VP Joe Biden pushed back Thursday against allegations from President Trump, saying he had never profited from foreign sources. "Nothing was unethical," Biden told debate moderator Kristen Welker about his son Hunter's work in Ukraine while he was vice president.

Why it matters: Earlier on Thursday, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, released a statement saying Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed overseas business dealings with his son were "false."

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