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The 2020 Republican National Convention is going to be in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Why it matters: "It's the perfect place for our party to re-nominate President Trump," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted.

  • Democrats held their convention in Charlotte in 2012 when they re-nominated Barack Obama on his way to re-election.

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Orgeon was in Iowa last weekend, his third trip of the year. He's rumored to be considering a potential presidential run in 2020.

  • Three governors have already been in Iowa. Montana's Steve Bullock, Colorado's John Hickenlooperand Washington state's Jay Inslee said last weekend they are considering 2020 runs, per CNN.

Bonus candidate: Former Attorney General Eric Holder is "seriously considering throwing his hat into the ring for a 2020 presidential bid," sources close to him told April Ryan, White House correspondent for Urban Radio Networks.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Ex-FDA chief: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk — Mark Meadows: "We are not going to control the pandemic" — COVID-19 looms over White House Halloween celebrations.
  2. Health: Fauci says maybe we should mandate masks if people don't wear them — America was sick well before it ever got COVID-19U.S. reports over 80,000 new cases for 2nd straight day.
  3. World: Spain declares new state of emergency — Polish President Andrzej Duda tests positive for COVID-19.

Senate advances Amy Coney Barrett nomination, setting up final confirmation vote

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The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday.

Why it matters: It's now virtually inevitable that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee before the election, which is just nine days away.

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Wall Street is living up to its bad reputation

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Recent headlines will have you convinced that Wall Street is hell-bent on living up to all of its stereotypes.

Driving the news: Goldman Sachs is the biggest and the boldest, paying more than $5 billion in fines in the wake of the 1MDB scandal, in which billions were stolen from the people of Malaysia.