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Jared Kushner has received a permanent security clearance, after it was downgraded in February from "Interim Top Secret" to "Interim Secret," first reported by the New York Times and confirmed by Axios.

Why it matters: The background check of Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, took over a year due to his foreign contacts and financial history. It was a point of contention between Chief of Staff John Kelly and Kushner, and there were questions of whether the delay was due to evidence special counsel Robert Mueller had found, which a source told the Times was not the case.

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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.