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Natural gas is poised to be the top electricity source for the third straight summer this year, the Energy Information Administration said Tuesday.

Why it matters: There's a saying that three makes a trend, and thus worth writing about. Natural gas has been creeping past coal in the U.S. electricity market for a few years now, fueled by plentiful supplies, cheaper prices and a cleaner profile. This latest data by the government shows how its market dominance is solidifying — no matter what the Trump administration does. For decades as the top U.S. power fuel, coal was dubbed King Coal, but the crown has now really been handed over to natural gas.

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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.

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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.

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