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In C-SPAN's third Presidential Historians Survey, Barack Obama came in at #12 — three spots higher than his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton and solidly in the top third of presidents. That's based on the network's polling of 91 historians and other professional observers of the presidency on qualities of presidential leadership like crisis leadership, international relations, and economic management.

Other notables: Lincoln, Washington, and FDR rounded out the top 3; Reagan at #9; Buchanan, as is tradition, brought up the rear.

Food for thought: This list will include Donald J. Trump in the not-so distant future.

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

Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

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.

Post-debate poll finds Biden strong on every major issue

Joe Biden speaks Friday about "The Biden Plan to Beat COVID-19," at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

This is one of the bigger signs of trouble for President Trump that we've seen in a poll: Of the final debate's seven topics, Joe Biden won or tied on all seven when viewers in a massive Axios-SurveyMonkey sample were asked who they trusted more to handle the issue.

Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.