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“F–k You and Your Analytics”: Brash Max Rose Wants More “Show Business” in the Democratic Party

Staten Island Democrat Max Rose won his conservative-leaning New York congressional district in 2018 thanks in part to his brash persona and willingness to defend President Trump even if it rankled liberals in nearby Manhattan. The 33-year-old Afghanistan war veteran is now in a tough reelection fight against Republican Nicole Malliotakis, and he’s made headlines by attacking Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Knicks owner James Dolan, two of the city’s not-so-popular public figures.

This week the congressman sat down with Vanity Fair contributor Peter Hamby for an interview on Hamby‘s Snapchat show, Good Luck America. Rose talked about why the presidential polls are bullshit, why police need more funding—not less—and why it’s cool to be a “swagger-filled” moderate. The transcript of that interview, lightly edited for clarity, is here.

Vanity Fair: Max Rose, thanks for joining us.

Max Rose: Thanks for having me, man.

You were our second

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Democratic consultant raps Wicker for no mask on flight

Delta Air Lines says it’s investigating after a Democratic campaign consultant tweeted a picture of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker not wearing a mask on a flight.

Matt Harringer told the Sun Herald that he took the picture Thursday on a flight to Jackson, where his company is producing media for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy.

“I’ve seen enough Republican senators test positive to tweet this photo,” Harringer posted on Twitter Friday night. ”Senator Wicker — because you refused to wear a mask on our Delta flight last night, please let your fellow passengers know your status once you’ve been tested.”

Harringer was referring to other senators who have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days along with President Donald Trump.

Delta requires passengers to wear a mask on its flights except while eating, and the airline responded to Harringer that it was looking into his photo.


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Democratic proposal for more airline aid stalls in Congress

The latest effort by House Democrats to give more aid to the nation’s troubled airlines has failed

Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., accused Republicans of blocking him from bringing the measure to the House floor under special rules that require unanimous agreement of the lawmakers.

American Airlines and United Airlines held back, however, saying they would wait for Congress to approve the money before recalling furloughed

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U.S. House passes Democratic COVID-19 aid plan after bipartisan deal proves elusive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $2.2 trillion Democratic plan to provide more economic relief from the coronavirus pandemic, as a bipartisan deal continued to elude House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House.

Objections from top Republicans are likely to doom the House Democrats’ plan in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called the $2.2 trillion price tag “outlandish,” although Democrats have reduced the cost of their proposal by over a trillion dollars since May. The House vote was 214-207.

No Republican voted for the Democratic plan, although 18 Democrats voted no, many of them moderates from swing districts who have been urging Pelosi to bring a bipartisan proposal to the House floor.

“Today’s package is another partisan exercise that will never become law,” Representative Abigail Spanberger, one of the Democrats who voted no, said.


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Billions in grants for live venues, small businesses under Democratic stimulus plan

WASHINGTON DC — House Democrats have rolled out a new $2.2 trillion stimulus package that includes a wide variety of small-business relief programs, including billions of dollars in grants for live-venue operators and a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans.

The legislation is the latest in a series of bills introduced by both Republicans and Democrats from both chambers in recent months. This new legislation is an updated version of the HEROES Act passed by the House in May, but not voted upon by the Republican Senate. The fate of this package, if it passes the House in the coming days, is equally unclear on whether it would receive a vote in the Senate.

Proponents hope its smaller scale, reduced from more than $3.4 trillion in the HEROES Act, could reinvigorate efforts in Congress to break the stimulus logjam. Democrats and Republicans have been divided over the size and

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden works his union base from south central Pennsylvania on Labor Day, and why that matters

HARRISBURG – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spent the bulk of his Labor Day in south central Pennsylvania Monday, holding a backyard chat with local labor leaders in Lancaster, and later headlining a Facebook Live event targeted at AFL-CIO members nationally from downtown Harrisburg.

In keeping with a pandemic-limited campaign, these were low-wattage events that did not grab a lot of attention from the general public; at 5 p.m., a crowd estimated at about 50 Biden supporters waited outside the state AFL-CIO state headquarters on North 2nd Street, hoping for a glimpse of Biden as he left.

Biden waved to them from an upper-story window before departing the union offices. It was the closest thing to mixing with the public that the campaign had scheduled for a holiday weekend when candidates traditionally like to touch as many voters as they can.

But what might seem to many like a

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