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Paid actors were reportedly hired to wear shirts and, at times, provide scripted public testimony at a public hearing in support of a $210 million power plant that Entergy Corp., a Louisiana energy company, wants to build in New Orleans, reports The Lens. Entergy publicly denied paying actors or authorizing any other entity to do so in order to boost support.

Why it matters: Axios' energy expert Amy Harder said "types of reports like this about astroturfing stoke mistrust of all fossil-fuel companies. This suspicion comes despite Entergy denying being involved."

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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.