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By BRUCE SCHREINER

Associated Press

Democrat Amy McGrath made a closing pitch to a statewide TV audience Monday night at a forum that took place as her Republican opponent in Kentucky — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — basked in the confirmation of another conservative to the Supreme Court.

While McGrath and Libertarian candidate Brad Barron took turns answering questions, McConnell finished shepherding through Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the nation's highest court.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

I just heard somebody call the Kentucky Senate race "a dogfight."

If it is, it's a Devil Dog against a lapdog.

"Devil Dog" is a famous nickname for fighting Marines. It suits Democrat Amy McGrath, the first woman Marine to fly in a jet in combat.

By HARVEY SLOANE

Mitch McConnell doesn't care about the well-being of Kentuckians. 

Voters in Kentucky's Senate race have the rare opportunity to make a choice that will benefit not only the state, but also the entire country. By choosing Amy McGrath over Mitch McConnell, they can make a real difference in the overall health and quality of medical care of Americans from Pikeville to Paducah and from Hawaii to Maine.

By CANDICE BERND

Truthout

The 100,000-member MLK Labor Council, an AFL-CIO regional body of labor groups representing more than 150 unions in the Seattle, Washington, area, passed a resolution Wednesday that calls for a general strike if President Donald Trump does not respect the outcome of the November 3 election.

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Donald Trump is fibbing so fast, Washington Post fact checkers say they can't keep up.

By STEVE EARLY and SUZANNE GORDON

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump dissed a Gold Star family that lost a son in Iraq. He called Senator John McCain, America’s most famous prisoner of war, a “loser” for being captured in Vietnam. When asked about widespread sexual assault in today’s military, he dismissed it as a problem. He had to be publicly shamed into making a promised donation to veterans’ charities.

Back in 2018, Trump said this after he canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris, blaming the rain — but in reality he didn’t want to mess up his hair, according to those with firsthand knowledge of the discussion.

In that same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 Marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.