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Senate Majority PAC, a group dedicated to ensuring Democrats regain majority control of the Senate, is launching a $1 million ad today in support of Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin's tax voting record.

Why now: Freedom Partners, a non-profit group supported by the Koch brothers, released an ad last week targeting Baldwin's voting record on tax. Senate Majority PAC is "setting the record straight" by highlighting that "Baldwin has voted over fifty times to cut taxes for the middle class – tax cuts for childcare, education and retirement." The Freedom Partners ad claimed she has voted in support of raising taxes for the middle class.

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Amazon wants to flood America with Alexa cameras and microphones

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In a Thursday event unveiling a slew of new home devices ahead of the holidays, Amazon made clearer than ever its determination to flood America with cameras, microphones and the voice of Alexa, its AI assistant.

The big picture: Updating popular products and expanding its range to car alarms and in-home drones, Amazon extended its lead in smart home devices and moved into new areas including cloud gaming and car security. The new offerings will also fuel criticism that the tech giant is helping equip a society built around surveillance.

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Why it matters: Risk in the industry is nothing new. But these are especially turbulent and uncertain times. The industry's market clout has waned, the future of demand is kind of a mystery, and future U.S. policy is too, just to name three.

Meadows on Wray's voter fraud dismissal: "He has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI"

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows dismissed FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony that the U.S. has never historically seen evidence of widespread voter fraud, including by mail, during an appearance on "CBS This Morning" on Friday.

Why it matters: Meadows' statement highlights the Trump administration's strategy to sow doubt in November's election results by challenging the legitimacy of mail-in ballots, which are expected to skew heavily in Democrats' favor.

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