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Trump calls on a reporter during a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, in the Rose Garden. Photo: Susan Walsh

That 46% is largely divided on partisan lines — 76% of Republican voters think media make up stories about Trump while only one in five Democrat voters think that, a Politico and Morning Consult poll shows. Those who strongly approve of Trump's job performance are very likely (85%) to think the media makes up stories.

  • Those who don't believe the media makes up stories: 11% of Republican voters and 65% of Democrats. That's for a total of 37% of voters who think the media do not invent stories about Trump.
  • On government censorship: A majority of Americans think the government should not have the power to take away broadcast licenses of major news organizations. Just 28% think the government should be able to do so. This questions was likewise split largely along party lines.
  • The poll, conducted October 12-16, surveyed 1,991 registered voters with a sample error of 2 points. More poll results via Politico.

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Venezuela's predictable elections herald an uncertain future

The watchful eyes of Hugo Chávez on an election poster in Caracas. Photo: Cristian Hernandez/AFP via Getty

Venezuelans will go to the polls on Sunday, Nicolás Maduro will complete his takeover of the last opposition-held body, and much of the world will refuse to recognize the results.

The big picture: The U.S. and dozens of other countries have backed an opposition boycott of the National Assembly elections on the grounds that — given Maduro's tactics (like tying jobs and welfare benefits to voting), track record, and control of the National Electoral Council — they will be neither free nor fair.

Biden plans to ask public to wear masks for first 100 days in office

Joe Biden. Photo: Mark Makela/Gettu Images

President-elect Joe Biden told CNN on Thursday that he plans to ask the American public to wear face masks for the first 100 days of his presidency.

The big picture: Biden also stated he has asked NIAID director Anthony Fauci to stay on in his current role, serve as a chief medical adviser and be part of his COVID-19 response team when he takes office early next year.