Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray will meet tomorrow with senators and insurance executives to discuss the opioid crisis. "It’s similar to the health care round tables that Sen. Murray and I had, which were so successful in the fall [and] helped us come to a consensus on Alexander-Murray," Alexander told reporters.

Between the lines: Congress has already agreed to spend $6 billion on the opioid crisis and related mental-health issues, but this meeting suggests lawmakers are still interested understanding more about the industry's ability to help and control the epidemic.

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President Trump made it clear at the debate that he’ll continue to call the results fraudulent — and contest the outcome in key states — no matter how wide the margin. That’ll be amplified by a massive amount of disinformation, even though the platforms are trying to curtail it.

Why it matters: Back in 2000, we didn’t know Bush v. Gore was going to happen. We know this is going to happen.

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Tech companies are bracing for a tough day in three separate Capitol Hill committees Thursday, as lawmakers move to show they're tough on social media platforms in the days leading up to the election.

Why it matters: Big Tech has become a go-to punching bag for both the right and left, and tech policy has become increasingly fertile ground for grievance politics.

The array of far-right groups "standing by" after Trump's call

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President Trump's refusal to condemn white nationalists during Tuesday night's debate drew a lot of attention — including from the Proud Boys, the far-right group he asked to "stand back and stand by."

Why it matters: The Proud Boys remain relatively small — a Portland rally this past weekend billed as the group's largest-ever gathering drew just a few hundred people. But Trump's failure to condemn extremist groups has been welcomed as an endorsement by a wide constellation of people on the fringes.

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