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Joe Biden speaking on Aug. 14 in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago mayor and White House chief of staff, writes in the Wall Street Journal that "this campaign looks like a repeat of 1980."

What he's saying: Emanuel writes that Democrats this year "have an opportunity to chisel off a demographic that will come to be known as "Biden Republicans."

"The question is whether Democrats will let these voters migrate back to the GOP after November, or whether our party will become their permanent safe harbor."

  • "Democrats have the chance to achieve a generational transformation. Beyond broadening the coalition to include moderate voters who oppose President Trump, we could deepen our base by turning disaffected Republicans into Democrats."
  • "Voters in places that were once beyond our reach — suburban parts of Maricopa County, Ariz.; Mecklenburg County, N.C.; and Bucks County, Pa., for example — are open to conversion."

Go deeper: Republican operatives launch pro-Biden super PAC

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Nov 12, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Arizona's GOP AG rejects voter fraud claims, expects Biden to win state

Ballots are counted at the Maricopa County Election Department after the presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona, on Nov. 5. Photo: Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) told Fox Business Network Wednesday there's "no evidence" of voter fraud in the state and "there are no facts that would lead anyone to believe that the election results will change."

Why it matters: President Trump filed lawsuits in Arizona and other swing states in an effort to change the outcome of President-elect Biden's projected election win.

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Putin foe Navalny to be detained for 30 days after returning to Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been ordered to remain in pre-trial detention for 30 days, following his arrest upon returning to Russia on Sunday for the first time since a failed assassination attempt last year.

Why it matters: The detention of Navalny, an anti-corruption activist and the most prominent domestic critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has already set off a chorus of condemnations from leaders in Europe and the U.S.

Biden picks Warren allies to lead SEC, CFPB

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President-elect Joe Biden has selected FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra to be the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Obama-era Wall Street regulator Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Why it matters: Both picks are progressive allies of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and viewed as likely to take aggressive steps to regulate big business.

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