China has given its preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, reports the AP, which presents a new abundance of opportunity for Trump branded businesses — such as spas, golf clubs, hotels and restaurants — in the country. Trump's lawyers in China applied for the trademarks last April, and have now received provisional approvals. If no one objects, the marks will be formally registered after 90 days.

Why this matters: Many critics are questioning whether the marks pose as a conflict of interest. If it's learned that Trump received any special treatment in securing the marks, he would be in violation of the Constitution.

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Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.