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Correspondent for @NewsHour, the commercial-free craft beer of news (with less attitude). Chester Arthur is still my favorite president.

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NOW: Speaker Ryan just stressed the coming need for more workers in the U.S.

But worth noting he stressed the issue of low birth rates - need to increase birth rates. Missed other major part of what was traditional U.S. answer to this: immigration.
SPEAKER RYAN: The IRS Is already preparing new withholding tables to (be ready to) implement this bill.
Cannot stress enough what a big story this is in the Palmetto State. I'm amazed from a distance.

- Pro: The WH (finally) understands the benefit of showing the president w/ everyday families who like this bill.

- Con: Remember the last time he took an early victory lap (ish)..
Rethinking, revising this first thought.

AL - if Roy Moore wins:

He will dominate space and time inside the Capitol, for a few days.

And then intermittently.
AL - if Roy Moore wins:

1. He will dominate space and time inside the Capitol when there.
2. He might strain rules about speaking against fellow senators (mccconnell) directly.
3. Expel? debate will be v tough.
4. We have no idea how he'd approach a budget showdown.
AL - IF Doug Jones wins:

1. Tax reform negotiations get hyperdrive that makes "by Xmas" nearly certain/necessary for GOP.

2. BUT Dems get serious new mojo in end-of-year negotiations. Whole lotta calculus could change.
1. They could be wildly wrong.

If right poss keys:

a) the gender split on independents - ind. women voted for Jones by margin nearly 3x margin ind. men voted Moore.

b) Dem men turnout - much lower than GOP men turnout. (14% to 24%).
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