Amazon's Cloud Cam costs $119.99 and ships Nov. 8. Photo: Amazon

Amazon on Wednesday announced the combination of an indoor security camera and companion software that will allow the company to deliver packages inside customers' houses. The Amazon Cloud Cam will sell for $120 and ship Nov. 8, Amazon said. Prime members can also get the Amazon Key App which lets them provide access for deliveries and service providers.

Why it matters: This helps Amazon in two ways, giving it more hardware to sell as well as a way to deliver packages to customers that might not have wanted them left at their doorstep.

With the purchase of a Cloud Cam customers get access to the last 24 hours of video footage for free, with subscription options supporting longer access and more cameras ranging from $6.99 to $19.99 per month and offering added features, such as person detection.

Hot take: Recode's Peter Kafka noted that customers are already placing a listening device inside their home in the form of Amazon Echo speakers, so why not let the company in the front door too.

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The Senate will vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next Monday, Oct. 26, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday.

The big picture: The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote this Thursday to advance Barrett's nomination to the full Senate floor. Democrats have acknowledged that there's nothing procedurally they can do to stop Barrett's confirmation, which will take place just one week out from Election Day.

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Meadows confirms Trump's tweets "declassifying" Russia documents were false

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed in court on Tuesday that President Trump's tweets authorizing the disclosure of documents related to the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton's emails "were not self-executing declassification orders," after a federal judge demanded that Trump be asked about his intentions.

Why it matters: BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold cited the tweets in an emergency motion seeking to gain access to special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report as part of a Freedom of Information Act request. This is the first time Trump himself has indicated, according to Meadows, that his tweets are not official directives.