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Two recent polls say that public opinion is tilted against the Republican maneuver that overturned privacy rules for broadband providers like Comcast and AT&T.

  • Priorities USA, a liberal group, says that 83 percent of voters polled opposed passing the measure and six percent supported it. Sixty-six percent of people who strongly approved of the job President Trump has been doing opposed the measure. The poll was conducted by Civis Analytics with a margin-of-error of plus-or-minus 3.1 percent.
  • A Huffington Post/YouGov poll found that almost three quarters of people thought Trump should veto the measure (he signed it). It had a margin of error of 4.1 percent.

Why it matters: The use of an obscure law to roll back the rules has triggered significant press attention, and Democrats hope it will help them get the edge on vulnerable Republicans who voted for it. Whether that's the case remains to be seen.

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told reporters on Wednesday that he believes President Trump "misspoke" when he told the far-right group "Proud Boys" to "stand back and stand by" in response to a question about condemning white supremacy at the first presidential debate.

Catch up quick: Moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump on Tuesday, "Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down?" Trump asked who specifically he should condemn, and then responded, "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left."

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Why it matters: Thus far, HOMER has focused on reading apps, but with the new funding and partnerships, the company says it will expand to a full early-learning program combining digital, physical and in-person experiences, tapping some of its investors for both content and distribution.

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Why it matters: The contest provided a collision over the topic between Trump and Joe Biden, and underscored the two candidates' immense differences.