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Good morning! The work of the 1st session of the 44th Parliament resumes today and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to be in the House of Commons for Question Period at 1400 ET. I'll be on the morning shows of many of our Global televisions stations today with my assessment of this fall's political landscape. Tune in!
The idea that Dominic LeBlanc could be handed the reins of the federal Liberal party if Justin Trudeau’s stock continues to plummet is circulating in Ottawa, with onlookers suggesting it’s a real possibility. [Telegraph-Journal]
"We didn't care what the MSM said," the top GOP strategist said. "We basically ignored them from start to finish. Goal was to fire up the grassroots. A story in National Pulse, Post Millennial and similar publications was more valuable than any harm an A1 NYT story could do." [Axios]
The Antikythera Mechanism is the oldest known scientific computer, built in Greece at around 100 BCE. Lost for 2000 years, it was recovered from a shipwreck in 1901. But not until a century later was its purpose understood: an astronomical clock that determines the positions of celestial bodies with extraordinary precision. In 2010, we built a fully-functional replica out of Lego. [Nature]