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Sen. Ron Johnson says special counsel may need to investigate Joe Biden if he wins
Sen. Ron Johnson said he’s not a “big fan of special counsels” but one may need to be appointed to investigate Joe Biden if he wins the election to get to the bottom of his links to his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China, as revealed in The Post’s reporting. The Wisconsin Republican was asked about a special counsel during an interview Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.”“You know, I am not a big fan of special counsels, but if Joe Biden wins the presidency, I don’t see how you avoid one,” Johnson told host Maria Bartiromo. All this evidence is going to be buried, so I think we have to have a special election if Joe Biden wins.”Congressional Republicans have urged Attorney General William Barr to name a special counsel to investigate the Democratic presidential nominee before the Nov. 3 election. In one email sent to Hunter Biden, an adviser on the board of Burisma thanked the son for giving him the “opportunity” to meet his father. The Biden campaign has said the alleged meeting was never found on the former vice president’s official schedule.
Biden calls son Hunter ‘smartest guy I know’ as brother refuses to talk business deals
Joe Biden is shrugging off a torrent of new allegations linking him to his family’s allegedly corrupt business practices, calling his son “the smartest guy I know” — as his brother refuses to take questions on the matter. Biden went on to say that Obama convinced him to go home and reconsider after talking to his family. Biden’s mention of Hunter comes one day after his brother Jim Biden refused to answer questions when approached by Fox News outside his home about his family’s overseas business ventures. “I don’t want to comment about anything,” Jim Biden told the network. Asked if he cared to answer questions, he responded, “Nope.”With Post wires
The Finance 202: Trump failed to deliver a Rust Belt revival, imperiling his reelection chances
ADADAnd counties in Midwestern swing states that took a chance on Trump after backing President Obama in 2008 and 2012 are faring worse. Trump pulled off an upset in 2016 when he won the state by less than one percent. Twenty-three of the state’s 72 counties flipped from supporting President Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016. This year, voters in the state who flipped from Obama to Trump appear to be enduring more financial pain that the broader population. It exceeds the amounts raised from Wall Street executives in support of Trump in both the 2016 and 2020 cycles.
Trump’s immigration policy on DACA, travel ban and family separations will be hard to fix
(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)The legal immigration system, to be clear, has long been broken. The 2020 fiscal year closed with about 11,800 refugees resettled in the United States; over the three decades pre-Trump, the United States averaged more than six times that figure annually. To be sure, many of the president’s immigration policy changes have already been reversed, paused or have yet to take effect. Chief among the victims is the agency that handles most of the legal immigration system: U.S. That means more than reversing the current president’s depredations; it requires something much more difficult: actually fixing the U.S. immigration system.
Opinion | Trump must accept the election results if he loses. Will his opponents do the same if he wins?
Journalists granted themselves permission to call the president a liar, often when he simply voiced an opinion. ADFinally, social media giants disproportionately target conservative voices while protecting Biden. Social media is where constructive dialogue goes to die, but it’s also where the national conversation resides. Does anyone doubt that Trump will be holding a rally at 1 a.m. on Election Day while Biden snores? But a question repeatedly asked of Trump should be more often asked of his foes: If Trump wins, will they accept the results?
Trump campaign makes play for Latino voters in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania doesn’t usually come to mind as a hub for Latino voters. ADThe Trump campaign believes its summer push helped registered more Latino voters, and points to a robust Spanish-language advertising and rapid response campaign, and a steady stream of visits by various surrogates. ADCharlie Gerow, a GOP strategist of Brazilian descent in Harrisburg, believes the ground work by the Trump campaign over the summer with Latino voters will “pay huge dividends” on Election Day. On a recent call with campaign surrogates, the Republican National Committee boasted of Biden’s poor Latino outreach in Pennsylvania, according to a Trump campaign staffer. But they’re still concerned about misinformation that has taken hold — as are Biden campaign officials and Democratic strategists.
As Election Day nears, Trump ponders becoming one thing he so despises: A loser
The president’s comments reflect his long-running failure to shift the nation’s focus from the rapidly worsening pandemic in recent months. With Election Day approaching, the virus is surging across the country, with record cases in recent days and growing hospitalizations and deaths. During a speech Wednesday in Wilmington, Del., Biden referenced a Trump rally in Omaha at which thousands of supporters were left stranded waiting for buses in near-freezing weather. On the day of Trump’s visit, Wisconsin recorded 71 covid-19 deaths, the most of any day since the beginning of the pandemic. Trump trails Biden nationally by a wide margin, and his deficit in several swing states remains significant.
Election 2020 live updates: Trump, Biden converging on key battleground state of Florida
Joe Biden leads President Trump by 10 percentage points nationally, 53 percent to 43 percent, according to an average of national polls since Oct. 12. New Post-ABC News polls show Biden with a slight lead in Michigan and a much more substantial advantage in Wisconsin. Check out news, analysis and fact checking about allegations involving the voting process here. Here’s what we know about when to expect results, including in key swing states. Policy: Where Biden and Trump stand on key issues defining the election.
Marine vet Joey Jones slams media's 'abhorrent' double standard after Tony Bobulinski's allegations ignored
The mainstream media's treatment of Hunter Biden's ex-business associate Tony Bobulinski is in stark contrast to a key witness in the Trump impeachment hearings, retired Staff Sgt. JOE BIDEN COULD BE COMPROMISED BY CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY: REP. CRENSHAWBobulinski said he raised concerns in 2017 to the former vice president's brother Jim Biden about Joe Biden’s alleged ties to a possible joint venture with a Chinese energy firm. "And then to say this for some reason Tony Bobulinski is a Russian disinformation person. Like maybe, respect his service just a little bit and hear what he has to say, and then check it out." He was the devil incarnate when he worked for the president, and now he's Jesus Christ the savior because he doesn't like the president," Jones added.
Election 5 days away: Trump, Biden to hold dueling rallies in Florida battleground
President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to hold dueling campaign rallies in Florida — a crucial battleground state vital to winning the White House — with just five days left in the presidential race. Following the Florida rally, the president will travel to North Carolina, another marquee state, for a campaign rally in Fayetteville. In the final leg of the campaign, Biden is seeking to frame the battle for the White House as a referendum on Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Later this week, Biden will stump in three more states that Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, part of his effort to rebuild the "blue wall" that his Republican opponent knocked down in 2016. In Michigan, Biden will hold a campaign rally with former President Barack Obama.
Live Updates: Trump, Biden fight for Florida in dueling campaign events
The race is on for Florida, and President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are both stumping in the Sunshine State on Thursday. The candidates will hold dueling rallies in Tampa, the western anchor of the critical I-4 swing region in the extremely crucial general election battleground state. The president will hold an early afternoon rally outside of Raymond James Stadium, which is home to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Former vice president Biden will headline a socially distanced drive-in car rally. Biden arrives in Tampa after holding a campaign event earlier in the day in Democratic-rich Broward County in southeast Florida.
Putin praises Trump for role on global oil markets ahead of U.S. election
FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses members of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) via a video conference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia October 21, 2020. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERSMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday for his role in stabilising global oil markets, but criticised his administration for sanctioning Russia 46 times. Putin made the comments at an investment forum in Russia five days before Trump runs against Democratic rival Joe Biden in the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.
Make Science Great Again: U.S. researchers dream of life after Trump
It is the kind of work he once performed in the United States - and hopes to again soon. Against the advice of researchers, Trump announced plans in 2017 to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, an international accord to fight global warming. Biden, by contrast, has promised to fight climate change and to use scientific research and advice to tackle the pandemic. He moved to the French city of Toulouse, he said, to escape the politics that has engulfed U.S. climate science. He works primarily in the hope of informing policy, an endeavor that “was no longer relevant under the Trump administration,” he said.
Exclusive: Biden, if elected, would consult allies on future of U.S. tariffs on China - advisers
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden would immediately consult with America’s main allies before deciding on the future of U.S. tariffs on China, seeking “collective leverage” to strengthen his hand against Beijing if he is elected president, Biden top advisers said on Wednesday. In political rallies, Trump has often claimed that Biden would take a softer approach to China. But due to the political sensitivities of easing U.S. pressure on China, questions remain about the prospect that Biden will act swiftly to decrease tariffs if he is elected. Immediate consultation would be needed “to identify areas where we can bring collective leverage on China,” Prescott said. “But they’ve been alienated, they’ve been insulted by President Trump, and that’s made our hand with China even weaker than it should be.”
U.S. economy notches record growth in third quarter
Gross domestic product rebounded at a 33.1% annualized rate last quarter, the Commerce Department said in its advance estimate on Thursday. That was the fastest pace since the government started keeping records in 1947 and followed a historic shrinkage rate of 31.4% in the second quarter. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the economy expanding at a 31% rate in the July-September quarter. The economy slipped into recession in February. Though claims have dropped from a record 6.867 million in March, they remain above their 665,000 peak seen during the 2007-09 Great Recession.
U.S. election won’t resolve the world’s China angst
U.S. election won’t resolve the world’s China angst Presented by NoomAs the United States hunkers down for one of the most consequential elections in its history, it’s focused, rightly, on the question of whose votes get counted, how quickly and how justly. Tokyo, Delhi and Canberra want a more consistent U.S. yet fear a post-election over-correction could mean America underestimates China (again). Democratic nominee Joe Biden's supporters say Beijing wants President Donald Trump to win; Trump supporters say Beijing wants Biden to win. "The massive rollout of facial recognition technology is partly exploitation of the psychology of the silent majority,” Lao told China Watcher. — “I'd originally envisioned the story as a ‘tale of two caves,’ Mao's in Yan'an and Xi's in Liangjiahe, both quasi-shrines for red pilgrimages that spin the two leaders' legends,” Su tells China Watcher.
Trump's job rating could tell us a lot about his ballot performance
In 1996, the October NBC/WSJ poll had Bill Clinton’s approval at 56 percent; he got 49.2 percent in that three-way race. In 2004, the late October NBC/WSJ poll had George W. Bush’s approval at 49 percent; he got 50.7 percent of the vote. And in 2012, the October NBC/WSJ poll had Barack Obama’s approval at 49 percent; he got 51.1 percent of the vote. His job rating in our most recent national NBC/WSJ poll was 44 percent. Which means in states like Florida and elsewhere, Trump will need to overperform his current job rating to win.
Around 751,000 people filed for first-time jobless benefits last week, in last employment snapshot before Election Day
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week for the first time continued at historically high levels, reaching 751,000, slightly better than analyst predictions. Thursday's data from the Department of Labor represents the last economic snapshot before the presidential election. “That initial bounce we got in employment that was the easy part,” Ryan Sweet, senior director of economic research at Moody’s, told NBC News. “The longer you’re unemployed, the less likely you’re going to find a job — and the longer you’re unemployed, you might just drop out of the job market altogether,” Sonders said. "A surge in the virus also dampens job seeker interest in opportunities that aren’t remote.
GDP rose at 33.1 percent annualized rate last quarter, but blowout figure is not what it seems
Last quarter saw a record-high jump in economic growth: The government’s initial GDP calculation came in at 33.1 percent for the quarter on an annualized basis. That’s what a lot of this is,” said Dan North, senior economist at Euler Hermes North America. “The utility of a number like GDP is to get it all in one shot,” said Ross Mayfield, an investment strategy analyst at Baird. Market observers say the GDP bounce is too little, too late to move the needle with voters. This is bad news for the fourth quarter, North said.
Mail-in ballots extended deadlines in two battleground states approved by Supreme Court
She also repeated her line from earlier today in Tucson that there’s been talk about her values. Trump’s job-approval rating in the battleground is also 47 percent, per the poll. Perdue and Ossoff met in Savannah for their second debate of the race, which polls indicate is extremely close. More than half, 51 percent, of likely voters support the former vice president while 47 percent said that they back Trump. The candidates were tied at 48 percentage in the NBC News/Marist poll from September conducted in Florida.
Biden vows to pass LGBTQ rights legislation in first 100 days
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to make passing the LGBTQ rights legislation known as the Equality Act a top priority, hoping to sign what would be a landmark civil rights law within 100 days should he win Tuesday’s election. He outlined his agenda for LGBTQ rights in an email interview with Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal, a nationally known advocate for gay rights since the 1970s. “I will make enactment of the Equality Act a top legislative priority during my first 100 days - a priority that Donald Trump opposes,” Biden said of the Republican incumbent he is challenging. The Trump administration opposed the Equality Act, saying it would “undermine parental and conscience rights,” and has also restricted queer rights in the name of religious liberty. The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act in 2019, but the legislation stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Economy grew at 33.1 percent rate in third quarter of 2020
SEE NEW POSTSEconomy grew at 33.1 percent rate in third quarter of 2020 The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 33.1 percent in the third quarter of 2020, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday. That's up from the second quarter of this year when real GDP decreased 31.4 percent — a drop fueled by a global pandemic that brought the economy to a halt. Share this -The economy is showing signs of recovery. Anastancia Cuna and her daughter Nyeleti, 13, in a park near their home in Peabody, Mass., on Oct. 25, 2020. Perdue and Ossoff met in Savannah for their second debate of the race, which polls indicate is extremely close.
The economy is showing signs of recovery. Many Black Americans are not.
SEE NEW POSTSThe economy is showing signs of recovery. Anastancia Cuna and her daughter Nyeleti, 13, in a park near their home in Peabody, Mass., on Oct. 25, 2020. She left her job and became one of the tens of millions of Americans whose economic livelihoods were upended this year. Perdue and Ossoff met in Savannah for their second debate of the race, which polls indicate is extremely close. #GASen #GASenDebate pic.twitter.com/5iW8wsrpGq — Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 29, 2020 Share this -
Trump rule requires health plans to disclose costs up front
Trying to pull back the veil on health costs to encourage competition, the Trump administration on Oct. 29, will finalize requirements for insurers to tell consumers up front the actual prices for common tests and procedures. Trying to pull back the veil on health costs to encourage competition, the Trump administration on Oct. 29, will finalize requirements for insurers to tell consumers up front the actual prices for common tests and procedures. ADVERTISEMENTA related Trump administration price disclosure requirement applying to hospitals is facing a federal lawsuit from the industry, alleging coercion and interference with business practices. The idea behind the new regulations on insurers is to empower patients to become better consumers of health care, thereby helping to drive down costs. The Trump administration’s initiative drills down more deeply to try to get at the prices actually paid by insurers.
Trump Vs. Biden Poll Shows A Close Race, But 4 Key Groups Favor Joe Biden, IBD/TIPP Presidential Poll Shows
Trump Vs Biden Poll: Suburbs Back ChallengerUrban voters prefer Biden by a 22-point margin, matching Trump's advantage among rural voters, the IBD/TIPP presidential poll update finds. The IBD/TIPP presidential poll shows suburban voters back Biden vs. Trump, 55% to 42%. Presidential Poll DemographicsIBD/TIPP's latest Trump vs. Biden poll shows the president now leading by 4 points among senior citizens, 50%-46%. Women favor the Democrat by a 12-point margin, 54%-42%, in the latest Biden vs. Trump poll update. Yet the latest IBD/TIPP Trump vs. Biden poll finds important contrasts with the Trump vs. Clinton race.
What Joe Biden’s tax plan could mean for you: no step-up in basis on inheritances and a bigger child tax credit
The current tax rate on such profits is 30.8%. This is a refundable credit, which means you don’t have to have any federal income tax liability to collect the credit. The Biden tax plan would increase the maximum refundable child credit to $4,000 for one qualifying child or $8,000 for two or more qualifying children. New credits for homebuyers and rentersThe Biden plan would create a new refundable tax credit of up to $15,000 for eligible first-time homebuyers. The Biden tax plan would restart the 12.4% Social Security tax on wages and net SE income above $400,000.
What a win for Donald Trump could mean for your taxes: possible payroll tax cuts and lowering rates on long-term capital gains
Extend existing individual tax rate cuts beyond 2025The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) lowered five of the seven individual federal income tax rates for 2018-2025. What about other TCJA individual tax provisions? New tax breaks to spur business activity and create jobsWithout providing specifics, President Trump has called for a new “Made in America” tax credit. Several COVID-19 federal tax relief measures for businesses will also disappear unless things change. While we may or may not see any tax cuts in 2021-2022, we probably won’t see many tax increases in those years if President Trump is reelected.
A Biden Presidency Could Complicate Your Estate Taxes and Planning. Start Preparing Now.
Text sizeConcerned about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s desire to raise estate and capital gains taxes and change the taxation of capital assets upon death, some wealthy individuals are reconsidering their estate-planning strategies. Gift and estate tax considerations: For 2020, the gift and estate tax exemption amount stands at $11.58 million per person and $23.16 million per married couple. Just recently, he spoke to a 73-year-old client worth $17 million who was considering making an $11 million gift this year to get ahead of any potential changes in the estate and gift tax exemption. Capital gains tax considerations: Beyond the gift and estate tax exemption, some wealthy individuals are concerned about a potential increase in the capital gains rate. If you sold everything today, you’d have a capital gain of $10 million and pay $2.38 million in federal income taxes alone.
Analysis: Trump sanctions could give Biden a bargaining chip in deal talks with Iran
The move, just before the Nov. 3 U.S. election, followed sanctions on 18 banks in Iran that Washington imposed earlier this month. Biden supports returning to diplomacy with Iran if it comes into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal Washington struck with Tehran and five other world powers. Analysts have said Monday's action was among moves by the Trump administration attempting to make it harder for a potential Biden White House to lift sanctions. "The new sanctions do not create a legal barrier to relieving sanctions under Biden," said Henry Rome, a senior analyst at the Eurasia Group, a consultancy. Alireza Miryousefi, the spokesman for Iran's mission to the United Nations, pointed to the duplication as over reliance on sanctions by the Trump administration.
FBI agents urge Biden and Trump not to fire Christopher Wray
An organization representing thousands of current and former FBI agents is urging President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, former vice president Joe Biden, to commit to retaining FBI Director Christopher Wray until his 10-year term expires. “FBI Special Agents respect Director Wray’s leadership and look forward to continuing to work with him to protect this great country from national security and criminal threats,” said Brian O’Hare, president of the FBI Agents Association, in a statement and letters to both Trump and Biden. In recent days, sources close to Trump have fueled stories suggesting Trump is preparing to fire Wray after the election, and may remove other members of his national security team who he has criticized for similar reasons. Biden, on the other hand, has given no indication about whether he would seek to retain Wray, whose term would expire in 2027. O’Hare argued that keeping Wray on would help insulate the FBI director from politics — the reason a 10-year term exists in the first place.
FBI Agents Association: FBI Director Christopher Wray Should Complete 10-year Term
The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA), representing more than 14,000 active and retired FBI Special Agents, released letters today sent to President Donald Trump and to former Vice President Joe Biden in support of FBI Director Christopher Wray. The letters urged both candidates to allow Director Wray to complete his statutorily-created, ten-year term for "the stability, credibility, and integrity of the Bureau." "Collectively, our members strongly support Director Wray continuing his ten-year term," writes O’Hare. O’Hare emphasized the importance of insulating the position of FBI Director from politics, writing, "Director Wray operates independently from partisan activities, and his nomination and acceptance of the position were predicated on that fact. The FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) is the only organization dedicated to providing support and advocacy to active Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
FBI agents back Christopher Wray in letters to Trump, Biden and warn that firing him could 'damage' bureau
FBI agents voiced their support Wednesday for embattled Director Christopher Wray, warning President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden that his untimely removal could "undermine stability" within the federal government's premier law enforcement agency. Christopher Wray in the spotlight: How will the next FBI director deal with President Trump? President Trump weighing firing of FBI Director Christopher Wray after election"Unanticipated changes in bureau leadership are challenging and can undermine stability," the association said in separate letters to the president and the Democratic nominee. Video: Christopher Wray on Chinese threat to U.S. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: FBI agents back Christopher Wray, urge Trump, Biden not to fire him
The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):8:35 p.m.Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaign. While President Donald Trump won all but Minnesota in 2016, Democrats are increasingly optimistic Biden can win at least Michigan and Pennsylvania back, and he’s making a play for Ohio as well. ___HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:The presidential campaign shifts west as President Donald Trump visits an Arizona town across the Colorado River from Nevada. The Biden campaign announced the rally on Wednesday but hasn’t said where it will be held. President Donald Trump won Michigan by just under 11,000 votes four years ago, making it his closest margin of victory in any state.
How the 6 swing states will play in the election, markets
The result is that people with lower income are less incentivized to save for retirement.That’s a problem for small business owners too. Instead of allowing contributions to be deducted from income people would be eligible for a refundable tax credit. So if that person contributes $100 during the year she will get a $26 credit against the taxes she owes. “You’re disincentivizing those small business owners from having that plan any more,” Brian Graff, the CEO of the American Retirement Association, told FOX Business. “Not only is it unfair to those small business owners, it’s going to reduce the likelihood that they’re going to offer those benefits to their employees.
After decades of abuse, oceans could offer a climate change solution
Enter Email Address Sign Me Up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)ME: We should talk about climate change. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)Even after months of devastating and deadly blazes, fire season is far from over. Become a Los Angeles Times subscriber. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)The federal government approved designs for the first small nuclear reactors, to be built in Idaho.
Column: While decrying ‘socialized medicine,’ Trump spends billions on COVID drugs
Lilly says the drug may be more effective the earlier the virus is treated, rather than by the time a patient is hospitalized. AdvertisementMoreover, Azar, the member of the Trump administration who engineered the $375-million purchase from Lilly, is — wait for it — a former top Lilly exec. But the broader issue of a government role in healthcare R&D is an important one. Medicare, Medicaid, veterans’ assistance, programs for healthy kids — these are all examples of socialized medicine, and somehow we’ve avoided turning into the Soviet Union. If there’s a workable vaccine for COVID-19 or an effective therapeutic treatment, make no mistake: you’ll have paid for it.
From ages 18 to 65, these Arizona voters celebrate their first time casting ballots
Barron is one of many first-time voters in Arizona. Coming of age and votingFor some voters, the 2020 election offers the first opportunity to vote in a presidential election, or any election at all. A registered Republican who supports Trump, she feels the presidential election is a battle for the future of the country. ARIZONA 2020 BALLOT: Voters guide for Nov. 3 general election"So, I'll be voting on Election Day just for sentimentality, basically," Bautista said. After dropping off their ballots, he and his dad went to Burger King to celebrate, to remember the day they voted.
Poll: Biden holds small lead over Trump with Latino voters in pivotal Florida; lead grows in other battlegrounds
The margin between Biden and Trump among Latino voters is much smaller than another recent poll of Latino voters released earlier this week. While the majority of both male and female Latino voters support Biden, there is a gap between their level of support. According to the poll, 71% of Latina voters say the support Biden while 20% of Latina voters support Trump. Comparatively, 57% of male Latino voters say they support Biden while 36% support Trump. When broken down by gender, 65% of Hispanic female voters say they support Biden, while 25% support Trump.
Biden has wide lead over Trump with Nevada Latinos, poll finds
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a wide lead over President Donald Trump among Nevada Latinos, according to a new poll released Thursday morning. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden talks at the same time during the final presidential debate at Belmont University, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a wide lead over President Donald Trump among Nevada Latinos, according to a new poll released Thursday morning. The Telemundo Poll: State of the Latino Vote in Nevada found that 62 percent of the 500 Latino likely voters surveyed planned to vote for Biden, compared to 29 percent for Trump. He also was the choice for nearly two-thirds of respondents under 50 years old and 59 percent of those over 50. Both candidates received wide party-line support, with 49 percent of independent voters selecting Biden to Trump’s 32 percent and 13 percent undecided.
Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life in US under Biden
WASHINGTON (AP) — The suburbs wouldn't be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist. Even America's older adults would be left to figure out how to get by without heat, air conditioning or electricity. This is the apocalyptic version of American life that President Donald Trump argues would be the dire consequence of turning over the White House to Democrat Joe Biden. "He’ll bury you in regulations, dismantle your police departments, dissolve our borders, confiscate your guns, terminate religious liberty, destroy your suburbs,” Trump said in one of many over-the-top pronouncements about Biden in the campaign's final weeks. Campaign rhetoric can often become heated and hyperbolic as candidates scrap for every last advantage before the votes are counted.
Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fatal shooting of another Black man on America's streets by police — with subsequent unrest — has brought the fraught issues of policing and racism in the nation back to the fore of the presidential election in its closing days. Philadelphia police say Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was shot earlier this week in the throes of a mental health crisis after he ignored officers' repeated orders to drop a knife. The encounter, caught on video, spurred violent unrest in Philadelphia, and now has both President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden calibrating how to address some of the same questions that roiled American cities — and the presidential campaign — earlier this year as they negotiate the end game for a race in which Pennsylvania is a critical battleground. In Philadelphia and its suburbs, voters are weighing how to factor the issue into their election calculations.
For most Americans the crisis is far from over whatever the GDP numbers may say
But no matter what Trump says the headline GDP figures do not show an economy that has escaped the ravages of Covid-19. GDP shot up 33% on an annualized rate in the third quarter after dropping 31% in the second quarter. Only one in four Americans has a job that allows them to work from home, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nationally the unemployment rate is now 7.9%, for Black Americans it is 12.1% and for Black teens (16-19) it is over 20%. But Covid-19 is not finished with the US, or the rest of the world, and for far too many Americans this crisis is still far from over.
US election polls tracker: who is leading in swing states, Trump or Biden?
With the presidential election just days away, the Guardian is tracking the latest polling in eight states that could decide the electionUS election polls tracker: who is leading in swing states, Trump or Biden? Joe Biden is leading ?Donald Trump in the national polls for the presidential election. Each day, the Guardian’s poll tracker takes a rolling 14-day average of the polls in ?eight swing states. MethodologyThe Guardian poll tracker tracks the latest polls in eight crucial swing states. The Guardian is collating polls in each of these ?states, as well as another set of national polls.
First Thing election special: supreme court deals mail-in ballot blow to GOP
The court rejected Republicans’ pleas to overturn Pennsylvania’s three-day extension to its absentee ballot deadline. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Protesters and police face off in Philadelphia for a second night following the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. Trump and Biden are blitzing the swing statesFacebook Twitter Pinterest Air Force One lands at a Trump rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday. How athletes got into the politics gameFacebook Twitter Pinterest LeBron James tweeted a video on Wednesday to say his mother had voted in Ohio. Last Thing: ‘To call Trump beyond satire is an admission of defeat’Facebook Twitter Pinterest Actor and Simpsons star Harry Shearer.
Fox News's Tucker Carlson mocked for 'lost in the mail' Biden documents claim
Host says documents are authentic, damning … and have gone missing in transitThe Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been mocked for his attempt to explain why he could not produce some documents he had promised relating to Joe Biden. He said the only copy of the papers, which he claimed added to claims about Biden’s son Hunter, had been lost. In a segment delivered to camera, Carlson said:On Monday we received from a source a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing. Carson’s story of the lost documents cut little ice on social media:Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) BREAKING: Documents Tucker Carlson never actually had that would allegedly blow up the election were so important that they were sent via DHL, and now can’t be found despite copiers, iPhone cameras and security cameras.
US economy rebounds to grow at record 33% rate in third quarter
The US economy grew at an annual rate of 33.1% in the third quarter, by far the largest quarterly gain since records began in 1947. It follows a historic 31.4% decline during the second quarter, as the US was among many world economies hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The US government reports quarterly GDP changes as annual rates, meaning that the change for any quarter is calculated as if it had occurred for an entire year. However, the GDP is still below where it was in the fourth quarter of last year before the pandemic began, with further government help in doubt. This was well below the record 6.867 million seen in March but still above the 665,000 seen at the peak of the 2007-09 recession.
PIERS MORGAN: Twitter let Iran spew Holocaust-denying lies yet blocked a NY newspaper
Not least because New York is home to 1.1 million Jews, the largest Jewish community anywhere in the world outside of Israel. Twitter boss Jack Dorsey told senators yesterday that the platform does not ban Holocaust-denying tweets. When I interviewed him for CNN, he told me: 'The nice thing about Twitter is it is inherently public. Why have you blocked the New York Post's account from tweeting a front-page story concerning a presidential candidate and his son's self-evidently dodgy business conduct in foreign countries? Piers Morgan's new book Wake Up: Why the World's Gone Nuts is out now, published by Harper Collins.
Biden vows to unify and save country; Trump hits Midwest
“This election is a matter of economic survival for Michigan,” the president said, arguing that the state’s economy was strong before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Gretchen Whitmer for moving aggressively to shut down much of the state’s economy to slow the virus’ spread. ADVERTISEMENT“The tragic truth of our time is that COVID has left a deep and lasting wound in this country,” Biden said, scoffing at Trump’s pronouncements that the nation is turning a corner on the virus. The former vice president plans to travel to Iowa, which Trump took by 10 points in 2016, later in the week. First lady Melania Trump was on the road, too, making her first solo campaign trip of the year in Pennsylvania.
Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party’s chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and contacted the FBI on Friday, said Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt. Invoices were altered so when the party paid them, the money went to the hackers instead of the vendors, Hitt said. Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016 and it remains a key swing state this year. Trump planned his third visit to the state in a week on Friday.
Donald Trump Is Again Going to Win
In 2013, when I met Donald Trump for the first time, I concluded that he could be a successful politician. I concluded early on that Donald would win in 2016. Said Smith, “It’s easy enough to find editors these days who say they saw Donald Trump coming, hard to find ones who are telling the truth about that. Yet I have further reasons for believing Donald will win next week. In the Republican primaries more people voted for just one candidate, Donald Trump, than turned out for all the Democratic candidates.
Note to Biden: A President Can Do a Lot Even Without the Senate
Wielding the full range of tools in the administrative tool belt will allow the Biden administration to eliminate Trump-era rules more quickly. Give what you can... SUPPORT THE PROSPECTCritically, however, learning the lessons of the Trump administration does not just mean looking to its example and then doing the opposite. If Trump’s administration wasn’t quite so sloppy in its rush to appease industry, it likely could have accomplished even more. Wielding the full range of tools in the administrative tool belt will allow the Biden administration to eliminate Trump-era rules more quickly—something well within reach through legal means. A Biden administration would have the power to implement transformative changes on everything from financial to labor policy and climate to health policy, even in the face of Senate intransigence.
What We Will Know Election Night
× Expand Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Joe Biden speaks at Mountain Top Inn & Resort on Tuesday, in Warm Springs, Georgia. Thanks to the Trumpian Supreme Court, the election outcomes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin may well be in doubt next Tuesday night. But despite the efforts of Trump’s toadies in robes to disqualify ballots that arrive after Election Day, Biden seems decently ahead in both states, and could win one or both based on ballots cast and counted by Election Day. At this writing, Biden seems narrowly ahead in both, and these states will report their results by election night. So while we may go to bed not knowing who won, Biden may actually win the election on Election Day.
“I Voted” Isn’t Enough
Unfortunately, it’s becoming clearer by the day that even if Trump doesn’t win, there’s no telling what chaos and tyranny might ensue. What this means is that the old activist adage about voting one day and organizing on the other 364 needs to be updated. Even on Election Day itself, we need to be prepared to do much more than vote in order to defend our democratic rights. For starters, it’s not idle speculation to assume that Republicans will try to sabotage a Biden presidency with the less dramatic but perhaps more destructive tactic of sabotaging an economic recovery. Make a recurring or one-time donation today or subscribe to our monthly print edition and get every copy sent straight to your home.
10 Things You Need to Know to Stop a Coup
After all, the best way to stop a coup is to not have one. People who do power grabs always claim they’re doing it to save democracy or claim they know the “real” election results. There’s some good news in that — because people who stop coups rarely have the chance to get training, warning or preparation. The best way to stop a coup is to never have one. These public commitments ahead of time increase the political cost of attempting a coup — because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.
Democrats Have Proven They Can Compete on Small-Dollar Donations Alone
In total, donations to Democratic Senate candidates have tripled over where they were in 2018’s cycle, itself a record-setting year for small-dollar donations, evincing an aggressively upward trend. While Biden continues to embrace big money unnecessarily, he’s doing so with the least transparency in a Democratic presidential campaign in recent memory. Democrats, it turns out, can compete, and dominate, solely on the backs of small-dollar donations. Now, it seems that even generic Democrats running in general-election races against Republicans can compete and even overwhelm opponents on internet donations alone. If Democrats do retake the Senate (and they remove the filibuster), that could easily be accomplished.
Left-Wing Groups Are Filling the Void Left By an "Invisible" Biden Campaign in Michigan
It cer­tain­ly isn’t the two con­tes­tants — one alto­geth­er under­whelm­ing (Biden), the oth­er a socio­path­ic scam artist (Trump). Rather than obsess­ing over the man­ners or absur­di­ties of the can­di­dates, left-wing orga­ni­za­tions are march­ing in to fill the void left, as Time reports, by an ?“invis­i­ble” Biden cam­paign. In a recent Michi­gan Get Out The Vote vir­tu­al ral­ly, Rep. Rashi­da Tlaib (D?Mich.) Groups like Detroit Action, Michi­gan Lib­er­a­tion, Moth­er­ing Jus­tice and the Michi­gan Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice Coali­tion are run­ning var­i­ous call­ing, tex­ting and door knock­ing pro­grams, com­mu­ni­cat­ing with tens of thou­sands in the Detroit area. ?“If we’re lucky, our move­ment will pro­duce and con­tin­ue to pro­duce folks like Rashi­da Tlaib,” Michelle Mar­tinez, pres­i­dent of the Michi­gan Envi­ron­men­tal Jus­tice Coali­tion, recent­ly told me.
Vote Green to Save Life on This Planet
Green Party positions are broadly popu- lar: we embrace Eco-Socialism and call for public ownership and democratic control over our economy. All the WFP needs to do is convince a few percent of New York’s 5 million Biden voters to vote on the WFP line. The Green Party needs the vote of pro- gressives who want a different world and who have the courage to stand up to the two corporate parties. Biden’s climate agenda is a death warrant for life on the planet as we know it. Mark Dunlea is a co-founder of the Green Party of New York and its 2018 candidate for state comptroller.
Vote Biden/Harris on the WFP Line
Andrew Cuomo and the corporate Democratic establishment are now trying to take away the Working Families Party’s ballot line and weaken progressive power. We can’t let that happen — that’s why we’re voting for Biden and Harris on the Working Families Party ballot line, and you should too. We will both be voting on the WFP line, because we cannot let Gov. By voting for Biden and Harris as well as candidates like us on the WFP line, you can help protect the ballot line — and protect the multiracial, people-powered movement for justice that this moment demands. To win, we need to keep progressive power growing in New York — so join us, and vote for Biden and Harris on the WFP line.
Donald Trump Has Done One Good Thing — He’s Desacralized the American Presidency
Domestic failures and military defeats notwithstanding, Louis XV’s private life and sexual indiscretions also became the stuff of eighteenth-century tabloid fodder. Before 2016, Trump had never wielded political power and had far more crash-and-burn enterprises under his belt than genuine successes. Trump visibly relishes hierarchy and partly became famous by theatrically telling people, “You’re fired!” on national TV. As Jodi Dean wrote in 2016:Donald Trump cuts through the ideological haze of American politics and exposes its underlying truth . Certain to take office in a country even sicker than the one that produced Donald Trump, the sheen is unlikely to last for long.
The Return of the Trump-Obama Feud
Join the Nation Festival Join the Nation Festival for four days of essential conversation and commentary in the wake of the 2020 election. Join the Nation Festival Join the Nation Festival for four days of essential conversation and commentary in the wake of the 2020 election. Join the Nation Festival Join the Nation Festival for four days of essential conversation and commentary in the wake of the 2020 election. If we were focused on Covid now, the White House wouldn’t be having its second outbreak in a month. You can take some preventative measures in the White House to avoid getting sick, except this guy can’t seem to do it.
Along the Keystone XL Pipeline, Hoping for a Miracle
(Sara Hylton / Redux Pictures)Fourstar spread his arms wide, pointing in the direction that TransCanada, the Canadian energy company, plans for the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the river. (Sara Hylton / Redux Pictures)I first became interested in the Keystone XL pipeline because of the impact the project was having on Indigenous women. Sections of pipe that will be used to construct the Keystone XL pipeline are stored in a field near the border of Montana and North Dakota. (Sara Hylton / Redux Pictures)Vermae Taylor spent time in Standing Rock opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline and continues to fight against the construction of TC Energy's Keystone XL. But two months after taking office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order bringing both the Keystone XL pipeline and the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline back to life.
To Stop Trump Stealing the Election, Democrats Must Do These 3 Things
Join the Nation Festival Join the Nation Festival for four days of essential conversation and commentary in the wake of the 2020 election. Join the Nation Festival Join the Nation Festival for four days of essential conversation and commentary in the wake of the 2020 election. Join the Nation Festival Join the Nation Festival for four days of essential conversation and commentary in the wake of the 2020 election. On election night, Trump will declare victory and assert baselessly that any ballots counted after Election Day are fraudulent. If Trump and his allies try to prevent every vote from being counted or to overturn the results of the election, Trump effectively forfeits his right to win an Electoral College majority.
The World Is Burning, but the Political Press Insists It’s a Horse Race
Ad PolicyLast week, audiences watched the most substantive conversation on climate change to ever feature in a US presidential debate. Moderator Kristen Welker, of NBC News, first asked the candidates what each would do to combat climate change while also supporting job growth—a welcome improvement on questions in the first presidential debate and vice presidential debate, which absurdly framed climate change as a matter of opinion. Such a transition, via heavy investments in clean energy, is central to the climate plan Biden put forward in July. (Conservatives, Politico wrote, were “accusing the Democratic nominee of being callous with the economy in his proposals for tackling climate change” [emphasis added].) It’s increasingly evident what makes good climate coverage; the question, as ever, is whether journalists will deliver it.
The Supreme Court Has Never Been on the Side of Working People
Join the Nation Festival Join the Nation Festival for four days of essential conversation and commentary in the wake of the 2020 election. Join the Nation Festival Join the Nation Festival for four days of essential conversation and commentary in the wake of the 2020 election. Join the Nation Festival Join the Nation Festival for four days of essential conversation and commentary in the wake of the 2020 election. But Biden’s remark that “the last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football” reveals remarkable ignorance of both court history and current political reality.3The Nation has been in this fight a long time. Stone’s warning, in The Court Disposes (serialized in these pages), that “democracy must curb the Supreme Court or the Supreme Court, instrument of our great concentrations of economic power, will destroy democracy,” this magazine has never been inclined to treat the judicial branch with excessive deference.
In Key Cities, Activists Are Mobilizing Black Voters Biden Isn’t
Yet, since August, she’s been coming to the Rosa Parks Transit Center and other local hubs every week in an attempt to mobilize Detroit voters. Dubbed the “Black Voices Community Center,” it’s a testament to the Trump campaign’s renewed pitch to Black voters, and Small calls it “scary” to see. And they’re active voters.”Caldwell-Liddell, too, has seen signs that Trump is peeling at least a small share of prospective Black voters away from the Democrats. But he singles out one factor in particular: the Clinton campaign’s failure to actively engage Black voters. The former vice president, for his part, has repeatedly presented Black voters as his “firewall,” while emphasizing a message of bipartisanship designed to win back the elusive white swing voter.
Without Senate control, a Biden agenda would be crippled
They were calling for Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell's ouster over his handling of the trial. If Democratic control of the Senate is not won on Nov. 3, McConnell will continue to hold power to set or block the nation's legislative agenda. If Biden wins, his agenda can be largely crippled if Republicans continue to control the Senate. If Trump wins, a Democratic Senate can prevent him from doing some of the worst he is capable of. A Democratic Senate can put an end to the brazen dismantling of democracy that the current GOP-controlled Senate has been carrying out.
Colorado’s Sen. Bennet: Barrett on High Court good for the exploitative 1%
| John Locher/APWASHINGTON—Elevation of federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court is not just bad news for workers, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., says. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, won the High Court seat by a 52-48 Senate vote on Oct. 26. But Collins was the key vote in confirming GOP Oval Office occupant Donald Trump’s second right-wing High Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh—a top issue now on the Maine campaign trail. Barrett is Trump’s third successful High Court nominee. “And based on everything I have learned about Judge Barrett’s record, I fear she will become one more predictable vote for that agenda,” he concluded.
Texas voter turnout hotter than any Texas BBQ
| LM Otero/APAcross the country, neither the resurgent COVID 19 pandemic nor GOP voter suppression is deterring millions of voters from casting their ballots. Early voter turnout is shattering records (as of this writing, 71 million, or over half of total turnout in 2016, have already voted), and at this pace, the U.S. will experience the highest percentage of eligible voter turnout since 1909. Turnout is the largest in the nation and hotter than any Texas BBQ. While Republican turnout is big, Democratic turnout in blue cities and counties is huge too. “Our targeted universe of voters falls in the low voter turnout category,” said Lira.
Senate tossups: Maine was predicted; Iowa, Kansas and Alaska weren’t
Maine Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon is running ahead of GOP Sen. Susan Collins in the polls. The Senate races are vital to workers, no matter who wins the White House, Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s VP. The shaky GOP roster is now up to a dozen or so of the 23 GOP-held seats up this year. No Senate candidate, of either party, challenges the basic underlying inequities of corporate capitalism, as Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., does. Kansas and Alaska: Call the doctorThere’s one unifying factor in two unlikely Senate battles, in Kansas and Alaska: Medicine.
New audio tapes show how Trump bet against science
(CNN) The failed bet laid by President Donald Trump to ignore science and prioritize his political goals early in the pandemic, revealed Wednesday in fresh detail by new Jared Kushner tapes , is backfiring in devastating fashion at the critical moment of his reelection bid. Several Trump aides on Wednesday tried to defend Trump's handling of the virus but only served to expose his negligence. Campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley told CNN's "New Day" that "we are moving in the right direction" after a White House document boasted Trump had ended the pandemic. And Alyssa Farah, the White House communications director, conceded that the choice of words was poor but said the US is "rounding the corner." In the op-ed, Taylor slammed Trump for "amorality," "reckless decisions" and "erratic behavior" -- and he sparked a White House hunt for his identity.
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry Serenade Fans With a Catchy Voting Song: "For Daisy Dove"
Image Source: Getty / Phillip FaraoneOrlando Bloom and Katy Perry created a different kind of voting PSA to motivate Americans in the 2020 election. On Wednesday, the couple posted a song — to the tune of "Rise and Shine" — encouraging fans to vote in person, rather than relying on a mail-in ballot. Orlando captioned the video of himself and Katy with coffee mugs in hand. As a citizen of the UK, Orlando won't be casting a ballot, but he does have his kids top of mind as he sings their voting tune. This little ditty is gonna be for Daisy Dove," he said, referencing their 2-month-old daughter.
Biden has a big lead in the polls, but can we trust them?
Common sense says a 5 percentage point lead is better than a 2-point lead and a lead in October is better than a lead in July. It says Biden has an 8.6-point national polling lead, which is a bit bigger than Clinton’s lead was at the height of her 2016 convention bump. National polling in 2018 was accurate, but national polling was accurate in 2016 as well. The good news for Biden is his national polling lead really is a lot bigger than that. Biden’s national lead is currently simply too big to be plausibly overcome by state-specific polling error or Electoral College bias.
Brands are scrambling to sell you stuff before the election
“During the election in 2016, we assumed there would be a couple of days where we would go dark on media,” she recalls. In the past two presidential cycles, consumer spending dropped 6 percent year over year during the week of the election, according to Epsilon’s Abacus database. However, for other brands, this preparation has as much to do with the messaging they’ll put out. With the election, she says, brands have to be prepared to shift their messaging and timing based on the outcome. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
Young Latinx voters could be the ones who finally flip Arizona
Share All sharing options for: Young Latinx voters could be the ones who finally flip ArizonaKassandra Alvarez remembers the anxiety she felt growing up in Arizona. Used to intimidate thousands of immigrants in the state, SB 1070 was a turning point for growing engagement of Latinx voters in Arizona, according to local organizers. Young Latinx voters who were activated by SB 1070, like Alvarez, could be a deciding factor in flipping the state for Democrats. And Latinx voters’ overall share of the state’s electorate has grown from 19.6 percent in 2016 to 24.6 percent in 2020. Multiple voters told Vox that they felt like Biden’s outreach to Latinx voters in the state has been lacking, however.
Exclusive: Biden leads Trump by 12 points in a national UT Dallas poll
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by more than 10 points in a national poll by researchers at the University of Texas Dallas. The results, which are part of UT Dallas’s Cometrends survey, found Biden with 56 percent support and Trump with 44 percent support. The poll — which included 2,500 respondents — is one of several recent surveys showing Biden ahead of Trump at the national level. Currently, the FiveThirtyEight national polling average has Biden ahead, with 51.8 percent support, and Trump with 42.9 percent support. Biden is peeling off some RepublicansThe UT Dallas survey reveals that Biden appears to be winning over a segment of Republicans.
Miles Taylor: Anonymous Trump DHS official who wrote New York Times op-ed comes forward
People from across the political spectrum mocked the revelation that the much-heralded Anonymous was so little-known, suggesting the New York Times overhyped the whole thing. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020What was the “Anonymous” op-ed in the New York Times? Sleuths in the Trump administration, meanwhile, fingered the wrong culprit, incorrectly blaming former Deputy National Security Adviser Victoria Coates. I also didn’t realize the definition of “senior administration official” could be *this* expansive. But does that make him senior enough to be called a “senior administration official”?
How Trump could win the 2020 election and the Electoral College
But that on its own wouldn’t provide Trump enough electoral votes. Experts who picked up on signs that Trump could win in 2016 are generally not seeing the same signs this time around. That would give Biden a decisive win with 357 electoral votes. He also needs to come up with 11 electoral votes from places where Biden’s lead is bigger. (The RealClearPolitics average showed Clinton leading by 2.1 percentage points; Trump won by 0.7 percentage points, so Trump’s margin was underestimated by 2.8.)
5 fact-checks from the Senate’s hearing on social media
1) Though Republicans say social media companies are broadly censoring conservative speech, the evidence doesn’t support the claim. Many conservative lawmakers, encouraged by President Trump, have long alleged that tech companies are censoring Republicans on social media. In fact, Trump himself has repeatedly stated that, without social media, he wouldn’t be able to “get the word out” to the people. 2) Ted Cruz claimed social media companies are the biggest threat to free speech in the US. And while getting Pichai’s name right is a less important point in the scope of the broader issues at stake around social media, it’s not insignificant, either.
Georgia’s two super-competitive Senate races, explained
Georgia, a once-solidly Republican state, has not one but two competitive Senate races this year. Then there’s a less conventional — and far more crowded — special election race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. If no candidate clears a threshold of 50 percent, Georgia Senate races go to a federal runoff election, scheduled for January 5, 2021. Perdue is conservative and business-friendly, and a staunch defender of the president in a historically Republican state. The Democratic side has mostly cleared for Warnock, but polls show Republican voters are split between Loeffler and Collins.
Turns Out The Govt Doesn’t Know Who Made Aarogya Setu App And Twitter’s Turned Detective
Remember when the current government said that it doesn’t have the details and data about the migrant workers that died during the still ongoing Coronavirus pandemic? All of it came to the fore, according to a Hindustan Times report, when an RTI query was filed by one Saurav Das. As it turns out that the NIC has no information about who created the the COVID-19 contact tracing app that was made compulsory for air/rail travel among other things. ? pic.twitter.com/MD4QtXXrvC — Rofl Gandhi 2.0? (@RoflGandhi_) October 28, 2020Hey, at least we can all laugh about our collective misery, amirite? via GIPHYSEE ALSO: Biden Trolls Trump On His COVID Failures With A Fake Error PageCover Image: Twitter
Jeering sign-wavers. Caravans of honking trucks. Voter intimidation or free speech?
The potential for such violence and claims of voter intimidation led sheriff’s departments in Laredo, Tex., and Pinellas County, Fla., last week to station deputies outside early-voting stations. There also have been reports of law enforcement officers in Miami and Brooklyn displaying or vocalizing their support for Trump outside the polls. It includes the man filmed in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., this week driving circles around a voting station while repeatedly asking, “Where’s Hunter?” through a bullhorn. I spoke to both sides and they were both respectful.”ADADMonica Fell, the event’s organizer, wrote on Facebook after the event that “there was NO voter intimidation. ADThere is no legal recourse against people expressing their views — however noisily — if they are positioned far enough outside of a polling station, Brannon said.
Why Many White Men Love Trump’s Coronavirus Response
Other wrinkles of our current political moment could further explain why so many Trump supporters approve of the president’s pandemic response. Shana Kushner Gadarian, a political scientist at Syracuse University, pointed out that understanding the failures of Trump’s pandemic response might require intimate knowledge of other countries’ public-health systems—a tall order for the average person. But another prominent scholar of the American right believes Trump support among men, in particular, is rooted in something more psychological. Many white men feel that their gender and race has been vilified, says the sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild. Or as Kurtis told me when I asked him how he felt about Trump getting the coronavirus, “Trump’s willing to accept that risk to win for the American people.
The Science of Changing a Loved One’s Vote
This month, I interviewed more than 20 people who had tried to convince a family member to vote for a particular presidential candidate, or to vote at all, in the 2020 election. Related Stories This Article Won’t Change Your MindThe Art of Navigating a Family Political Discussion, PeacefullyThe Election Is in Danger. In September, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez encouraged her supporters to “use your relationships” and talk with loved ones about voting. For those who seek to change a loved one’s mind, the first step is to figure out who is worth trying to persuade. Experts told me that it isn’t, as a rule, easier or harder to convince someone to vote than it is to convince them to vote a certain way.
Joe Biden’s Jared
Whenever lefties wanted something from the White House, they went to Jared. “Bernstein was always a conduit that progressives had to get into Obamaland,” says Alex Lawson, the director of Social Security Works, who tangled with Team Obama. But the rest of Obama’s economic team were nothing like Bernstein. On a snowy Tuesday in December 2008, Bernstein and the other economic advisers huddled in Chicago to put together a stimulus. When Obama threw out the idea of the government bankrolling a national power grid, Summers reportedly shot it down.
Republican States Tried To Stop Facebook’s Effort To Register Voters
What he didn’t mention, however, was the resistance the voting information campaign faced from Republican-led secretaries of state. In their letter, the six Republican secretaries of state said some of the information Facebook planned to use in its Voter Information Center was incorrect. Facebook moved forward with the voting information center, leading the six secretaries of state to send their letter in early September. As of Tuesday, Facebook’s voter information center was still operational for addresses in West Virginia, according to a test by BuzzFeed News. “This voter information center was supportive of democracy,” Littlewood said.
Joe Biden's biggest problem is that there is no vaccine for Trumpism
Christian SchneiderOpinion columnistAs the 2020 presidential election hurls itself at us, there is one thing upon which the far right and far left agree: The COVID-19 pandemic should be over within days after Nov. 4. Alas, despite these extremes being so far out there that they meet again in the back, neither is right. Trump is not entirely to blame for the virus’ spread, and Joe Biden’s election will not be a panacea in stopping it. Biden's plan won't be effectiveSure, Biden has a “plan” to solve COVID-19, and it contains all the commonsense proposals: vaccine funding, paid leave, more protective equipment and more funding for testing. Voters can handle 'Saturday Night Live' jokes about Joe Biden.
First ladies aren't on the ballot, but Jill Biden will be a force in the White House
As a former military spouse, I want to tell you how important Dr. Jill Biden was to me personally, and how amazing she will be as our nation’s first lady. Jill Biden knows veteransBearing an inherent distrust in all things political, I wasn’t sure if this was real. Jill Biden has already signaled she will reinvigorate this important White House initiative. Jill Biden is an intelligent, modest, energetic, and compassionate partner who will make a tangible, positive difference for our country as first lady — and we need all the help we can get. Mary Winnefeld is an advocate for veterans, military service members, and their families, and is co-founder of SAFEProject.us, whose mission is to help reverse the nation’s fatal drug overdose epidemic.
Americans say they are better off under Trump, but is America? Trump by the numbers
Americans say they're better off, but not due to TrumpAnd yet the same percentage — 56% — say Trump “does not deserve to be reelected, while 43% say he does,” Gallup says. It’s an extraordinary disconnect: Americans say they’re better off, but they don’t give the incumbent president credit. President Trump, who talks constantly about how prices are coming down because of him, isn’t fooling anyone here, including senior citizens, who appear to be abandoning him. Trump vs. Biden: Opinion contributors assess the final presidential debate19: The number of women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct over the years. 17: How many percentage points Trump trails Biden among voters older than 65 — a group the president won in 2016.
Eric Holder on the gendered impact of voter suppression
Holder: The most reliable voters, as a group, are African American women. And so, if you look at all of the things that are being done to suppress the African American vote, the Democratic vote, the people who suffer the most under these suppression tactics are African American women. And if you want to neuter the Democratic Party, you have to keep Black women away from the polls. Holder: In the wake of this, people are not really understanding the impact to Black women around police violence and the need for police reform. But we are missing an awful lot when we don’t focus on what’s happening to African American women under similar circumstances.
NYPD’s sergeants union blasts Biden, Sanders for Walter Wallace tweets
Sign up for our special edition newsletter to get updates on the 2020 presidential election and moreThe NYPD sergeants union took aim this week at Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden for their tweets about Walter Wallace, the knife-wielding man shot and killed by Philadelphia police this week. Walter’s life mattered.”“FACT: Walter Wallace was armed with a knife & trying to kill 2 uniform police officers,” the union shot back. The SBA responded, “Walter Wallace was a career criminal ARMED WITH A KNIFE. Wallace, 27, was fatally shot by cops in West Philadelphia on Monday after police say he ignored orders to drop a knife. His killing — which sparked riots and looting in the City of Brotherly Love — was caught on camera.
How Trump waged war on his own government
Vindman retired in July after what his attorney called a campaign of White House intimidation and retaliation. ADADThe career staff takes policy direction from every White House, following the lead of political appointees. Longtime public servants worry the purges already have cut into public trust in a government on the cusp of producing a coronavirus vaccine. Public service may have lost its luster just as it needs a new generation to backfill a workforce preparing to retire. After concluding her review, Knight was instructed by a White House lawyer to tell Bolton that the coronavirus pandemic had delayed final approval.
Election 2020 polls show Biden with slim lead in Florida, wider lead nationally, with 5 days to go
President Trump is polling close behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Florida, according to one poll, as national polls continue to show Biden leading. BIDEN AND TRUMP TO TANGLE IN TAMPA ON THURSDAYAn NBC News/Marist poll released Thursday found Biden with 51% of likely voters' support and Trump with 47% in Florida. NBC News/Marist found Trump and Biden tied at 48% support among likely voters in September. In addition to Florida, Biden continues to poll well in battleground state Michigan. A New York Times/Siena College poll released Wednesday found Biden at 49% support among likely voters and Trump at 41%.
Hillary Clinton to serve as Democratic elector for NY
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that New York voters who choose the Democratic ticket for president on their ballots will technically be voting for her, along with the 28 others who will serve as presidential electors if their party wins in their state. If recent history is any indication, Clinton will all but certainly get to participate when electors submit their votes on Dec. 14. HILLARY CLINTON 'SICK TO MY STOMACH' OVER POSSIBLE SECOND TRUMP TERM“I’m an elector, so I’m pretty sure I’ll get to vote for Joe and Kamala in New York, so that’s pretty exciting,” Clinton told SiriusXM’s “Signal Boost” show. According to New York Board of Election records, the 2016 Democratic nominee is not the only prominent Democrat on this year’s list of electors. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, is an elector, as is New York Gov.
Election 2020 live updates: Biden holds narrow lead in new Florida poll with 5 days left
There are five days until Election Day. President Trump continues his ambitious campaign schedule, while Joe Biden, his Democratic rival, is slated to hit the trail with a more scaled-back schedule. Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, are looking to expand their electoral map by focusing on traditionally red states such as Texas, Georgia and Arizona. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, have sought to flip previously blue states Nevada and Minnesota. Both campaigns are focusing a great deal of their time and resources on the so-called "blue wall" states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which Trump flipped in 2016.
Democrats' growing influence in North Carolina meets resistance in this House district
He is being challenged for the seat in North Carolina's 9th District by first-time candidate Cynthia Wallace. "My pitch to [voters] is, you're going to get someone that's focused on kitchen table issues, and her No. Running in a purple state in a district that leans Republican, Wallace has focused on issues that have been fairly safe for Democrats across the country, such as health care. In the 9th District, we just see that in a microcosm all in one district." The election will test how willing voters are to break from Trump and other Republicans running in the state.
Gold holds steady, tracks dollar as election caution kicks in
FILE PHOTO: Gold bars at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant in Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File PhotoSpot gold was flat at $1,877.01 per ounce by 1028 GMT. “No one really wants to take any aggressive positions ahead of the election,” said StoneX analyst Rhona O’Connell. But gold, considered an inflation-hedge, was still up 24% this year, helped by near-zero interest rates globally and unprecedented stimulus measures. On the physical front, the World Gold Council expected gold demand to improve into year-end in traditional top buyers China and India after slumping for most of this year.
Lukashenko shakes up security team to stamp out Belarus protests
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko replaced his interior minister and named three security hawks to new roles on Thursday in an attempt to tighten his grip on the country after nearly 12 weeks of mass protests. FILE PHOTO: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting to discuss preparations for the 6th Belarusian People's Congress, in Minsk, Belarus October 27, 2020. Lukashenko is still betting on stifling the protests,” said political analyst Alexander Klaskovsky. Barsukov will be responsible for Minsk, Vakulchik for Brest on the Polish border, and Karayev for Grodno, near the borders with Poland and Lithuania. The emphasis on security in regions bordering NATO countries is consistent with repeated allegations by Lukashenko that NATO and the West are whipping up unrest in Belarus.
If Biden wins, what would a U.S. climate change pledge look like?
BRUSSELS/WASHINGON (Reuters) - If he wins next Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election, Joe Biden has pledged to give the country a leading role in global efforts to curb climate change. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden makes a statement in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File PhotoPresident Donald Trump, who has rejected mainstream science on climate change, does not have a plan to address global warming. That is because under the Paris Agreement progress towards curbing climate change is measured by countries’ pledges to rein in emissons this decade. A Biden administration could get a boost from climate policies already in place in many states, cities and businesses.
Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to critical battleground: Florida
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Arizona, U.S., October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstOpinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but his lead is tighter in battleground states. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday showed Trump had essentially moved into a tie with Biden in Florida, with 49% saying they would vote for Biden and 47% for the president. In the battleground state of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia prosecutor issued a stark warning for Trump campaign poll-watchers not to overstep their bounds as they search for voter fraud. The Trump campaign has said it is recruiting an “army” of 50,000 volunteers to monitor polling places, an effort Democrats say could suppress the vote.
From Facebook to TikTok, U.S. political influencers are paid for posts
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoThe tactic of paying so-called influencers and publishers for creating and posting political content is taking off across social media sites. A TikTok spokeswoman said its ban on political advertising also prohibited paid political influencer content. PAID POSTSInconsistent disclosure practices and a lack of transparency tools make it difficult to track political paid partnerships online. She said TikTok removes undisclosed paid political content when it becomes aware of it. While the Federal Trade Commission requires social media influencers and creators to clearly label sponsored posts, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) governs political ads.
Analysis: Biden presidency for Turkey would mean tougher U.S. stance but chance to repair ties
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) attends a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington March 31, 2016. To date, he has refused to impose sanctions on Ankara for buying the Russian S-400 missiles, which Washington says compromise NATO defenses. While overruling advisers is common in Trump’s policy playbook, his instinct to go lightly on Turkey has prevented severely fractured ties between Ankara and Washington from total collapse. “That means Erdogan will not be able to upend U.S. policy with one call to the White House,” he said. To repair the transatlantic alliance, analysts said, Biden will have to work with Turkey, or at least try.
Lukashenko shakes up security team to stamp out Belarus protests
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko replaced his interior minister and named three security hawks to new roles on Thursday in an attempt to tighten his grip on the country after nearly 12 weeks of mass protests. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting to discuss preparations for the 6th Belarusian People's Congress, in Minsk, Belarus October 27, 2020. Lukashenko is still betting on stifling the protests,” said political analyst Alexander Klaskovsky. Barsukov will be responsible for Minsk, Vakulchik for Brest on the Polish border, and Karayev for Grodno, near the borders with Poland and Lithuania. The emphasis on security in regions bordering NATO countries is consistent with repeated allegations by Lukashenko that NATO and the West are whipping up unrest in Belarus.
If Biden wins, what would a U.S. climate change pledge look like?
BRUSSELS/WASHINGON (Reuters) - If he wins next Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election, Joe Biden has pledged to give the country a leading role in global efforts to curb climate change. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File PhotoPresident Donald Trump, who has rejected mainstream science on climate change, does not have a plan to address global warming. That is because under the Paris Agreement progress towards curbing climate change is measured by countries’ pledges to rein in emissons this decade. The Biden campaign has not yet set an economy-wide emissions target for 2030, but his climate plan features a goal to eliminate carbon emissions from the power sector by 2035. A Biden administration could get a boost from climate policies already in place in many states, cities and businesses.
Poll: Biden notches narrow lead in Florida
Still, Biden appears to have gained ground since last month, when the previous version of the survey had the Democratic nominee and the Republican incumbent in a dead heat among likely voters, 48-48 percent. The RealClearPolitics average of Florida polling, which includes surveys from Oct. 20-27, shows Biden and Trump tied in the state. But Biden has grown increasingly competitive in Florida, as well as in the other Sun Belt battlegrounds of Georgia and Texas — traditionally Republican strongholds. Trump, for his part, has sought to expand his 2016 map to flip Minnesota and Nevada, which were won by then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton four years ago. The NBC News/Marist poll was conducted Oct. 25-27, surveying 743 Florida likely voters.
'Do-or-die moment': Latino Biden supporters canvass in battleground states against Trump
Latino Democrats in battleground states have been hitting neighborhoods, trying to boost the digital work and phone banking they began when the pandemic hit. Miguel Martinez, 34, of San Antonio, helped ensure that Texas Organizing project canvassers were OK to go door to door to turn out Latino voters in the city for Joe Biden. Trump's Latino supporters extol his economic record before the coronavirus and his anti-abortion stand, and some support his immigration record. Hispanics are the second-largest voting group behind whites — with 32 million eligible voters — and Latino voters' turnout increased significantly in the 2018 midterms. One Trump supporter said Trump is "going to take all of you out of this country — you should go back to Mexico."
Biden holds 4-point lead in Florida, poll shows
SEE NEW POSTSBiden holds 4-point lead in Florida, poll shows Biden holds a 4-point lead over Trump in the key battleground state of Florida, according to the final NBC News/Marist poll of the state before Tuesday's presidential election. The candidates were tied at 48 percentage in the NBC News/Marist poll from September conducted in Florida. Share this -Poll: Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points nationally Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points nationally in a new poll released Thursday by CNN, which was conducted by SSRS. Referring again to Taylor, Trump said, "in my opinion, he should be prosecuted." Quick, quick, quick.
Collins on defensive at final debate, ducks Trump re-election question
PORTLAND, Maine — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Wednesday night over attack ads, health care and the judiciary in their final debate before Election Day. As in the past, Gideon pointed out that Collins hasn’t said whether she’ll vote for Trump. Collins did not vote for Trump in 2016, but wrote in another Republican. The moderator, Steve Bottari, pointedly asked Collins if Trump deserved to be reelected to another four-year term. Gideon used Trump’s judicial appointments to attack Collins on women’s reproductive rights, and on health care.
Ossoff's attack on Sen. Perdue goes viral in Georgia Senate race
SEE NEW POSTSOssoff's attack on Sen. Perdue goes viral in Georgia Senate race David Perdue lined his own pockets – trading medical stocks and dumping casino shares – while he lied to us about the threat of a virus that's now killed over 220,000 Americans. More than half, 51 percent, of likely voters support the former vice president while 47 percent said that they back Trump. Share this -Poll: Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points nationally Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points nationally in a new poll released Thursday by CNN, which was conducted by SSRS. Referring again to Taylor, Trump said, "in my opinion, he should be prosecuted." Quick, quick, quick.
Gender gap among Latino voters seen in some families
Behind in national polls, the president is putting up a fight for Latino voters in key swing states with Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Latino men are a growing share of local law enforcement agencies and the U.S. military, he said, which all lean Republican. Hispanic voters in Florida lean more Republican than Hispanic voters nationally, largely driven by Cuban Americans and Venezuelan exiles in the state. Fifty-six percent of Cuban voters in Florida backed Republicans, while 56% of other Hispanic voters in the state backed Democrats. The gender gap tends to benefit Democrats as Hispanic women have voted in some recent elections at higher rates than men.
Election 2020 Today: Wooing Florida, getting out the vote
Washington state is one of five states, along with Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, and Utah, that conduct elections entirely by mail-in voting. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020 , five days until Election Day:HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election . TODAY’S TOP STORIES:WOOING FLORIDA: Trump and Biden will hold competing rallies hours apart in Tampa, Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican president’s pathway to reelection. ADVERTISEMENTGET OUT THE VOTE: In the best of times, it’s a massive logistical challenge to get millions of people out to vote. SUPREME COURT RULINGS: The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day .
Biden Tax Plan: Six Ways It Might Affect You
Biden Tax Plan: Assembling The Jigsaw PuzzleTo flesh out Biden's tax plan, the Tax Policy Center (TPC) — which is a nonpartisan joint venture of two prominent think tanks, the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution — put the jigsaw puzzle together. The overall result is a written analysis of the Biden tax plan by Mermin and five other TPC tax experts. The Biden tax plan would replace the current tax deductions for contributions to traditional 401(k)s and IRAs with a new across-the-board 26% tax credit. Known widely as the Trump tax cuts, the Biden tax plan would repeal the TCJA tax cuts for taxpayers with incomes topping $400,000. The Biden tax plan would restore the estate tax rules of 2009.
Oil prices extend selloff as rising coronavirus cases underline demand fears
Oil futures fell sharply on Thursday, extending this week’s slide as rising COVID-19 cases sparked tighter restrictions on activity in Europe and underlined worries about the outlook for the U.S. and global economic recovery. Oil fell sharply Thursday as France and Germany imposed tighter restrictions in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Oil traders looked past the production disruptions caused by Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall in Louisiana Wednesday as a Category 2 storm. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on Wednesday night estimated that two-thirds of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico had been shut-in by the storm, along with around 44.5% of natural gas production. January natural gas NGF21, -2.16% was down 1.6% at $3.355 per million British thermal units.
U.S. stock futures rise ahead of GDP data after worst day since June
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YM00, -0.38% rose 54 points, or 0.2%, to 26,463, while S&P 500 futures ES00, -0.10% were up 11.75 points, or 0.4%, at 3,275.25. The Dow DJIA, -3.43% on Wednesday dropped 943.24 points, or 3.4%, to close at 26,519.95 for its fourth straight loss. The Dow and S&P 500 saw their worst one-day percentage drop since June 11, while the Nasdaq suffered its biggest decline since Sept. 8. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq erased their October gains with Wednesday’s selloff, joining the Dow, which had turned lower for the month earlier in the week. Read: Why the Nasdaq, with its ‘work from home’ giants, saw its worst day in 7 weeksWhat’s driving the market?
Oil prices extend selloff as rising coronavirus cases underline demand fears
Oil futures fell sharply on Thursday, extending this week’s slide as rising COVID-19 cases sparked tighter restrictions on activity in Europe and underlined worries about the outlook for the U.S. and global economic recovery. Oil fell sharply Thursday as France and Germany imposed tighter restrictions in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Oil traders looked past the production disruptions caused by Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall in Louisiana Wednesday as a Category 2 storm. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on Wednesday night estimated that two-thirds of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico had been shut-in by the storm, along with around 44.5% of natural gas production. January natural gas NGF21, -2.08% was down 1.6% at $3.355 per million British thermal units.
Oil prices extend selloff as rising coronavirus cases underline demand fears
Oil futures fell sharply on Thursday, extending this week’s slide as rising COVID-19 cases sparked tighter restrictions on activity in Europe and underlined worries about the outlook for the U.S. and global economic recovery. Oil fell sharply Thursday as France and Germany imposed tighter restrictions in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Oil traders looked past the production disruptions caused by Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall in Louisiana Wednesday as a Category 2 storm. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on Wednesday night estimated that two-thirds of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico had been shut-in by the storm, along with around 44.5% of natural gas production. January natural gas NGF21, -2.08% was down 1.6% at $3.355 per million British thermal units.
Oil prices extend selloff as rising coronavirus cases underline demand fears
Oil futures fell sharply on Thursday, extending this week’s slide as rising COVID-19 cases sparked tighter restrictions on activity in Europe and underlined worries about the outlook for the U.S. and global economic recovery. Oil fell sharply Thursday as France and Germany imposed tighter restrictions in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Oil traders looked past the production disruptions caused by Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall in Louisiana Wednesday as a Category 2 storm. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on Wednesday night estimated that two-thirds of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico had been shut-in by the storm, along with around 44.5% of natural gas production. January natural gas NGF21, -2.08% was down 1.6% at $3.355 per million British thermal units.
U.S. stock futures rise ahead of GDP data after worst day since June
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YM00, -0.38% rose 54 points, or 0.2%, to 26,463, while S&P 500 futures ES00, -0.09% were up 11.75 points, or 0.4%, at 3,275.25. The Dow DJIA, -3.43% on Wednesday dropped 943.24 points, or 3.4%, to close at 26,519.95 for its fourth straight loss. The Dow and S&P 500 saw their worst one-day percentage drop since June 11, while the Nasdaq suffered its biggest decline since Sept. 8. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq erased their October gains with Wednesday’s selloff, joining the Dow, which had turned lower for the month earlier in the week. Read: Why the Nasdaq, with its ‘work from home’ giants, saw its worst day in 7 weeksWhat’s driving the market?
If there are ‘Biden’ and ‘Trump’ stocks, why not own a little of each group?
Here’s an alternative take: Maybe Donald Trump or Joe Biden winning is good for stocks. Maybe stocks rally no matter what happens. There are stocks that will clearly do well if Biden wins, and there are stocks that will clearly do well if Trump wins. The problem is that, regardless of whether Biden or Trump wins, you can bet the tax code will become even more progressive. If Biden is priced in, and Biden wins, the stock market is unlikely to do much.
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet Report Earnings Today. Get Ready for Disappointment?
It’s an absolutely enormous day for earnings reports, as Apple, Amazon.com, Alphabet, and Facebook release their earnings following the close of trading. That’s down from the nearly 10.2 percentage point lead he had as recently as Oct. 12. And in a third tight race, Michigan, new polls show Biden with an 8 and 7 percentage point lead, respectively. And in a third tight race, Michigan, new polls show Biden with an 8 and 7 percentage point lead, respectively. In Wisconsin, an ABC News/Washington Post poll showed Biden with a whopping 17 percentage point lead, while a Marquette University poll showed Biden with a 5 percentage point lead.
Global Stocks Stabilize After Pounding Over Europe’s Second Lockdown
U.S. stock-index futures are sagging again as investors await earnings from some of the biggest technology companies and digest news of tighter restrictions in Europe’s largest economies. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 46 points, or 0.2%, after the index slid 943 points on Wednesday. The Nikkei 225 slipped 0.4% in Tokyo, the Hang Seng lost 0.5%, and the S&P/ASX 100 dropped 1.6% in Sydney. Germany and France separately introduced new one-month restrictions to counter a wave of coronavirus cases in Europe. Royal Dutch Shell rose in London, as the oil major’s third-quarter earnings came in well ahead of estimates.
Oil prices extend selloff as rising coronavirus cases underline demand fears
Oil futures fell sharply on Thursday, extending this week’s slide as rising COVID-19 cases sparked tighter restrictions on activity in Europe and underlined worries about the outlook for the U.S. and global economic recovery. Oil fell sharply Thursday as France and Germany imposed tighter restrictions in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Oil traders looked past the production disruptions caused by Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall in Louisiana Wednesday as a Category 2 storm. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on Wednesday night estimated that two-thirds of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico had been shut-in by the storm, along with around 44.5% of natural gas production. January natural gas NGF21, -2.08% was down 1.6% at $3.355 per million British thermal units.
Biden pledge: No ‘false promises’ about the coronavirus pandemic
“Even if I win, it’s going to take a lot of hard work to end this pandemic,” Biden said during a speech in Wilmington, Del. A Trump Nevada rally in September attracted thousands and led to the airport that hosted it being fined more than $5,500 for violating pandemic crowd restrictions. With less than a week until Election Day, Trump is trailing Biden in most national polls. Trump views Nevada, a state that hasn’t backed a Republican for president since 2004, as one option for success. Trump’s team argues that enough of its supporters will vote on Election Day to overwhelm any Biden advantage.
U.S. stock futures rise ahead of GDP data after worst day since June
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YM00, -0.39% rose 54 points, or 0.2%, to 26,463, while S&P 500 futures ES00, -0.10% were up 11.75 points, or 0.4%, at 3,275.25. The Dow DJIA, -3.43% on Wednesday dropped 943.24 points, or 3.4%, to close at 26,519.95 for its fourth straight loss. The Dow and S&P 500 saw their worst one-day percentage drop since June 11, while the Nasdaq suffered its biggest decline since Sept. 8. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq erased their October gains with Wednesday’s selloff, joining the Dow, which had turned lower for the month earlier in the week. Read: Why the Nasdaq, with its ‘work from home’ giants, saw its worst day in 7 weeksWhat’s driving the market?
Oil prices extend selloff as rising coronavirus cases underline demand fears
Oil futures fell sharply on Thursday, extending this week’s slide as rising COVID-19 cases sparked tighter restrictions on activity in Europe and underlined worries about the outlook for the U.S. and global economic recovery. Oil fell sharply Thursday as France and Germany imposed tighter restrictions in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Oil traders looked past the production disruptions caused by Hurricane Zeta, which made landfall in Louisiana Wednesday as a Category 2 storm. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement on Wednesday night estimated that two-thirds of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico had been shut-in by the storm, along with around 44.5% of natural gas production. January natural gas NGF21, -2.05% was down 1.6% at $3.355 per million British thermal units.
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet Report Earnings Today. Get Ready for Disappointment?
Text sizeIt’s an absolutely enormous day for earnings reports, as Apple, Amazon.com, Alphabet, and Facebook release their earnings following the close of trading. As for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet, expect earnings to be fine. That’s down from the nearly 10.2 percentage point lead he had as recently as Oct. 12. And in a third tight race, Michigan, new polls show Biden with an 8 and 7 percentage point lead, respectively. In Wisconsin, an ABC News/Washington Post poll showed Biden with a whopping 17 percentage point lead, while a Marquette University poll showed Biden with a 5 percentage point lead.
Here’s How Home Builder Stocks Might Fare Under a Biden or Trump Presidency
More than any specific housing policy, that run largely has to do with mortgage rates. The 10-year Treasury yield increased following President Trump’s election on the assumption that the economy would expand, which pushed mortgage rates higher. The credit would build off a similar credit for first-time buyers enacted amid the 2008-09 financial crisis. Unlike the previous tax credit, home buyers would receive the new credit at the time of purchase, instead of receiving a tax credit the following year, according to the Biden campaign. Susquehanna analyst Jack Micenko writes that new home sales experienced an uptick under that tax credit.
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A win for Joe Biden in the presidential election is likely to be beneficial for European stocks, strategists said, with a number of sectors set to stand out.
Global Stocks Are Sliding Again After Wednesday’s Plunge
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 46 points, or 0.2%, after the index slid 943 points on Wednesday. The Nikkei 225 slipped 0.4% in Tokyo, the Hang Seng lost 0.5%, and the S&P/ASX 100 dropped 1.6% in Sydney. Germany and France separately introduced new one-month restrictions to counter a wave of coronavirus cases in Europe. A wave of corporate earnings are due on Thursday, with tech giants Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook each reporting after the close of trade. Royal Dutch Shell rose in London, as the oil major’s third-quarter earnings came in well ahead of estimates.
Sen. Johnson presses Twitter CEO Dorsey for evidence Hunter Biden story is disinformation campaign
Sen. Ron Johnson pressed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on his company's decision to block the spread of a New York Post story that was highly critical of Democratic nominee Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden at a Wednesday Senate hearing. Continue Reading Below"What you did with the New York Post, you don't think that censorship, that moderation policies, you don't think that influences the election by withholding what I believe is true information from the American public? You don't think that interferes in elections?" Johnson asked both Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who also testified before the Senate Commerce Committee. DORSEY, ZUCKERBERG DEFEND SECTION 230 DURING CENSORSHIP HEARING"We don't," Dorsey responded.
Today's Headlines: Not turning the corner
Enter Email Address Sign Me Up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. — A new UC Berkeley poll finds fears of election violence are widespread, with nearly 9 in 10 likely California voters worried others wouldn’t accept the outcome. Out of nearly 80 homicides in Central Los Angeles through the end of last month, more than half were suspected of being gang-related, and more than 30 involved victims who were experiencing homelessness, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. (Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times Archive / UCLA)Want more of the Los Angeles Times archives? Support our journalism Subscribe to the Los Angeles Times.
As COVID-19 ravages Wisconsin’s small towns, hostility toward Trump intensifies
The pandemic is rampaging through the small towns of this battleground state just as the presidential campaign draws to a close, a sign of trouble for President Trump. AdvertisementDoris Deutsch, at home in Trempealeau, Wis., recovered from a two-week bout of COVID-19 in September. Bill Schaffner, a construction contractor, keeps a life-size cardboard cutout of President Trump on his front porch in Trempealeau, Wis. (Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times)Trempealeau County is overwhelmingly white. AdvertisementA Confederate flag waves above the entrance to Uncle Sam’s bar in Arcadia, Wis. (Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times)Next door is a taqueria. AdvertisementPhillip Bunton bolted his “Never TrumPutin” sign to a tree in front of his family’s house in Trempealeau, Wis. An earlier version was stolen off the lawn.
In a garden steeped in Milwaukee’s racist past, Black residents find a salve for weary spirits
Alice’s Garden feels like a salve for a weary spirit. (Tyrone Beason / Los Angeles Times)“You’ve got people coming in peace,” Courtney, 74, said. (Tyrone Beason / Los Angeles Times) 2 / 3 Blue corn from Alice’s Garden dries in the sun on a picnic table. (Tyrone Beason / Los Angeles Times)There are other painful connections to America’s racist past. AdvertisementA painting in Alice’s Garden show’s the defiance of Milwaukee’s historically Black community, which has endured segregation, poverty and joblessness.
Fact check: Trump falsely claims California requires people to wear ‘special’ and ‘complex’ mask at all times
President Donald Trump has repeatedly mocked former Vice President Joe Biden and others for wearing masks. At a campaign rally in Arizona on Wednesday — at which there was no social distancing and most attendees did not wear masks — Trump started mocking what he claimed are the mask requirements in California. …’ ”Moments later, Trump joked that a meal of spaghetti and meat sauce would mess up a mask someone was forced to wear while eating. But the President sounded serious enough when he made his other assertions about California’s mask rules that his claims are worth fact-checking. Californians are not required to wear “complex” or “special” masks; basic face coverings, even homemade ones, are acceptable there.
Coronavirus fallout: Some who struggled early in crisis are on brink, others find hope
A couple can’t pay their bills after the $600 unemployment bonus ran out. But Antoine hopes her unemployment benefits and food stamps start flowing again before her bills are due at the end of the month. Fernandez used a portion of her $1,200 stimulus check to pay bills and shore up savings. It took months for the couple to receive unemployment benefits, but the aid, including the extra $600 a week, briefly helped cover their expenses. She started work in early August, just after the $600 unemployment bonus ended.
Graham: 2020 election falling victim to Twitter, Facebook censors
There is no reason for Twitter, Facebook or Google to treat anyone the way they’re treating the New York Post and the Trump campaign right now — restricting or outright denying them access to their platforms over content. You have to choose to follow the New York Post to see their content. But because progressives apparently can’t find that button with four hands and a flashlight, they’ve created the conditions that could result in government regulation of speech on Twitter, Facebook and beyond. And folks — Twitter really, really sucks. He also falsely claimed Twitter had un-blocked the story (journalist fact-checked that in real time) and then made the bizarre claim that Twitter doesn’t influence elections so nobody should care about who and what they block.Graham: 2020 election falling victim to Twitter, Facebook censorsOnce again: Uh … If you don’t have any influence on the election, then why are you blocking anything?
Ambrose: Anxiety high, but expect disaster if Biden elected
Yes, he does remain a constant embarrassment, someone who recently called his initially appointed virus chief an idiot, for instance. The bigger question, of course, is what happens if basement boy Joe Biden is elected president, the House stays Democratic and the Senate goes Democratic. In that case, given the ideological inanities of the day and the fact that freebies win votes, I expect disaster. The possible end of the Senate filibuster will mean democracy will count for less in the Senate than progressive regression. For their own advantage, Democrats want to make Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico states, giving them four more Democratic senators.
Biden stance on energy plays against U.S. strength
Proven reserves of natural gas in the U.S. are higher than ever before, thanks to American-made technological innovations. Fossil fuels are a tremendously useful source of energy, and no hype about renewables can obscure that reality. In 2019, petroleum, natural gas and coal accounted for 80% of overall energy consumption in the United States, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration. Its renewable energy program has doubled the cost of energy, while fossil fuels still account for about 80% of its energy supply. If we think eschewing fossil fuels is going to convince other countries to do the same, we are fooling ourselves.
Zeta lashinng the South with dangerous winds and rain
Zeta lashing areas from the Gulf Coast to the Mid-Atlantic with strong winds and heavy rainfall. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest on Impacts into Thursday. As featured on +4 3 killed in knife attack at French church; Zeta barrels northeast; Trump, Biden both in Tampa today Your Thursday morning headlines: Zeta is moving northeast after slamming Gulf; all about Florida today in 2020 race; plus the weather forecast, birthdays and more.
3 killed in knife attack at French church; Zeta barrels northeast; Trump, Biden both in Tampa today
Today is Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. These non-virus headlines are in the news this morning: A suspected terrorist killed 3 in a knife attack at a French church; Zeta moves northeast after lashing Gulf Coast; and all eyes on Florida today as Trump and Biden make campaign stops. Top stories3 dead in knife attack in French church; terrorism suspectedPARIS — An attacker armed with a knife killed three people at a church Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Nice, authorities said. It was the third attack in two months in France. Read more:***Zeta barrels northeast after battering storm-weary coast
Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida
Trump is betting on the GOP’s vast field and data operations, and efforts known as “poll flushing” — monitoring precinct lists for who has and has not yet voted — to provide a late boost of votes on Election Day. Nowhere may those efforts be more important than in Florida. Without the battleground state’s 29 electoral votes, Trump’s path to victory is exceptionally difficult. Trump is banking on local news coverage of his visit to overcome a substantial advertising deficit stemming from a late cash crunch. Biden and his allies are outspending Trump and his backers by more than 3-to-1 in Florida — about $23 million to about $7 million — in the final push to Election Day, according to data from ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG.
How Amy Coney Barrett Could End Up Deciding the Election
That’s because of Pennsylvania’s distinctive legal dispute about whether to count mail-in ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day. When the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to review the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling, it split 4-4. His reasoning, we now know, was that it is up to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to interpret Pennsylvania law, including electoral law and the Pennsylvania Constitution. He reasoned that, unlike the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which is a state court, a federal district court ought not to change a state’s vote-counting rules. That leaves precisely one unresolved scenario: a state in which the state supreme court has extended the deadline.
Fox News's Tucker Carlson mocked for 'lost in the mail' Biden documents claim
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been mocked for his attempt to explain why he could not produce some documents he had promised relating to Joe Biden. He said the only copy of the papers, which he claimed added to claims about Biden’s son Hunter, had been lost. In a segment delivered to camera, Carlson said:On Monday we received a from a source a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. Carson’s story of the lost documents cut little ice on social media:BREAKING: Documents Tucker Carlson never actually had that would allegedly blow up the election were so important that they were sent via DHL, and now can’t be found despite copiers, iPhone cameras and security cameras. ??? https://t.co/9yKkDAUh2v — Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 29, 2020did you check underneath Trump’s healthcare plan https://t.co/Ec9PBvdBRu — Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) October 29, 2020
Texas Republicans sound post-2020 alarm bells
This has set off alarm bells for party leaders, who warn that they have to right the ship before it is too late. Further down the ballot, Democrats are also looking to win the requisite nine seats to flip the Texas state house, which has been in GOP control since 2002. According to multiple GOP sources in the state, Republicans are hoping to minimize their losses to four seats. Ed Espinoza, the executive director of Progress Texas, believes they will win control, noting that the two sides are fighting over 22 seats. “They have to fight the fights on what's best in their congressional district.”Rep. Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyDemocrats seek wave to bolster House majority Texas Republicans sound post-2020 alarm bells The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Smart or senseless for Biden to spend time in Georgia, Iowa?
How Biden’s retirement plans could save small business workers
The 401(K) retirement plan has proved an extremely popular – and cost-effective – retirement benefit that’s provided by millions of small business owners around the country to their employees. Small business owners benefit from these plans because not only can their employees put away money for themselves for retirement but the more they save, the more the owners can save. That’s a problem for small business owners too. “You’re disincentivizing those small business owners from having that plan any more,” Brian Graff, the CEO of the American Retirement Association, told FOX Business. “Not only is it unfair to those small business owners, it’s going to reduce the likelihood that they’re going to offer those benefits to their employees.
Can Donald Trump win a second term in the 2020 US election?
This includes Virginia and Michigan, where he holds a 7 per cent lead over Trump - similar to the gap between them at a national level. Such close races mean that the major events of the campaign - like the president's Covid-19 diagnosis and seeming recovery - have the potential to tip the balance either way in these key states. Retaining the baseIf Trump is to have any chance of securing a second term it is crucial he retains - and builds on - his voting base from 2016. In some of the key battleground states Trump flipped the popular vote from the Democrats largely due to his support among white, generally older and less educated, men. Among white non-college graduates he picked up 64 per cent of the vote.
2020 polls live: Latest Trump and Biden odds as candidates face off in duelling Florida rallies
As we’ve seen, opinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but his lead is tighter in battleground states. The Reuters/Ipsos survey saw Trump had essentially moved into a tie with Biden in Florida, with 49 per cent saying they would vote for Biden and 47 per cent for the president. Clinton received 62 per cent of the Florida Hispanic vote in 2016, according to exit polls, and still lost. Among likely voters, 54 per cent told CNN they will back Biden and 42 per cent said they would opt for Trump. Joe Sommerlad 29 October 2020 09:44 1603961321 Hello and welcome to The Independent’s rolling coverage of the latest 2020 US election polling.
Philadelphia DA warns 'power-hungry despot' Trump not to send 'goon squads' to watch the polls
Philadelphia's District Attorney has warned 'lawless, power-hungry despot' Donald Trump not to send his 'goon squads' or the Proud Boys to the city to watch the polls. Larry Krasner threatened the president that if he sent any 'uncertified poll watchers' to the birthplace of American democracy: 'I've got something for you.' 'Keep your Proud Boys, goon squads, and uncertified "poll watchers" out of our city, Mr. President. Trump called it a 'terrible event' and claimed that his Democratic rival Joe Biden supported the looters and rioters. 'Philadelphians are grieving the fatal shooting by police of a black man who appeared to be in mental health crisis.'
Miles Taylor warns Trump will pursue 'Nazi policies' if re-elected
'I worked with DHS officials while I was in the White House, and even I had to research who Miles Taylor was. He's just another standard-issue arrogant, Washington, DC swamp bro who loved President Trump until he figured out he could try to make money by attacking him,' he added. Ben Williams, a senior communications adviser in the White House, called Taylor a 'little circus clown.' The New York Times op-ed describes a 'quiet resistance' that wasn't designed to bring Trump down – only to curb his worst impulses. When he published the New York Times op-ed, he was a deputy to agency's then chief of staff.
Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Hurt American Alliances - The New York Times
Human rights have all but disappeared from the American agenda. The country, under Trump, has lost its compassion; it has appeared crueler to the world. The pandemic has been the first major global crisis since 1945 in which the United States has gone AWOL. The democratic framework of the United States rests on certain principles: checks and balances, a vigorous free press, an independent judiciary, protection of the individual against forms of racial, religious or sexual prejudice. None of this has been lost on a world where the United States once built democracies: in Germany, in Japan, throughout Central Europe after the collapse of the Soviet imperium.
Fox News's Tucker Carlson mocked for 'lost in the mail' Biden documents claim
Host says documents are authentic, damning … and have gone missing in transitThe Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been mocked for his attempt to explain why he could not produce some documents he had promised relating to Joe Biden. He said the only copy of the papers, which he claimed added to claims about Biden’s son Hunter, had been lost. In a segment delivered to camera, Carlson said:On Monday we received a from a source a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened, and the contents were missing the documents had disappeared. Carson’s story of the lost documents cut little ice on social media:Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) BREAKING: Documents Tucker Carlson never actually had that would allegedly blow up the election were so important that they were sent via DHL, and now can’t be found despite copiers, iPhone cameras and security cameras.
USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Ahead of Election Day, 3 of 4 voters worry about violence in a divided nation
Three of 4 voters express concern about the possibility of violence on Election Day. A Republican, she plans to go to the polls on Election Day to vote for Trump. Three of 4 say they are concerned about the possibility of violence on Election Day and afterward; more than a third are "very concerned." "Voters on both sides traditionally expect a trick-or-treat on Election Day," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk Political Research Center. "In this election, there is a much deeper fear of violence not only on Election Day, but for many days thereafter."
Poll: Biden holds small lead over Trump with Latino voters in pivotal Florida; lead grows in other battlegrounds
The margin between Biden and Trump among Latino voters is much smaller than another recent poll of Latino voters released earlier this week. While the majority of both male and female Latino voters support Biden, there is a gap between their level of support. According to the poll, 71% of Latina voters say the support Biden while 20% of Latina voters support Trump. Comparatively, 57% of male Latino voters say they support Biden while 36% support Trump. When broken down by gender, 65% of Hispanic female voters say they support Biden, while 25% support Trump.
Live election updates: Trump, Biden continue battling for votes five days from election night
President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden are in the home stretch of this election. Three of 4 voters express concern about the possibility of violence on Election Day. Biden holds a steady 8-point lead over Trump in the nationwide poll, 52%-44%, taken after the final presidential debate last Thursday. Florida: Both Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will hold events in Tampa. We're texting you election updatesUSA TODAY launched election texting, where we'll give you all the important updates this historic election year wraps up.
A Biden Win Could Renew a Democratic Split on Trade
Mr. Biden has papered over other difficult divisions within the Democratic Party by declining to state a position. Mr. Biden has released more extensive plans for expanding Buy American programs and proposed tax penalties for companies that send jobs overseas. It’s unclear if a Biden administration would ultimately move to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or continue existing trade talks with the United Kingdom and Kenya. Mr. Biden’s advisers tend to be more unified on China, but there is still a split, people familiar with the conversations say. The path of Mr. Biden’s trade policy will depend largely on personnel decisions, including who become the Treasury Secretary, the United States Trade Representative and commerce secretary.
Texas Is a Tossup. So Why Won’t Trump or Biden Campaign There?
“This is where the gap is because there are no contested elections down here,” said Gilberto Hinojosa, the chair of the Texas Democratic Party, who has been lobbying Mr. Biden’s campaign all year. “The party has had to jump in here,” he said, alluding to Texas Democrats. After initially only planning to have Ms. Harris visit the state’s two largest metropolitan areas, Mr. Biden’s campaign announced Wednesday that she would also visit the Rio Grande Valley. Visits to a pair of precincts last week in the Rio Grande Valley revealed a noticeable number of first- or second-time voters, including many students. Many of them were Hispanic and they cast their ballots overwhelmingly for Mr. Biden — or, as they put it, against Mr. Trump.
Facing Gap in Pennsylvania, Trump Camp Tries to Make Voting Harder
PHILADELPHIA — President Trump’s campaign in the crucial battleground of Pennsylvania is pursuing a three-pronged strategy that would effectively suppress mail-in votes in the state, moving to stop the counting of absentee votes before Election Day, pushing to limit how late mail-in ballots can be accepted and intimidating Pennsylvanians trying to vote early. Mail-in votes in Pennsylvania and other swing states are expected to skew heavily toward Democrats. At the same time, the campaign has pushed litigation to curtail how late mail-in votes can be accepted, as part of a flurry of lawsuits in local, state and federal courts challenging myriad voting rules and procedures. On Wednesday evening, the Supreme Court refused to hear a fast-tracked plea from Pennsylvania Republicans to block a three-day extension of the deadline for receiving absentee ballots. But Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat who is Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, advised counties to segregate ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day, as the issue remains before the court.
Jon Ossoff hits Sen. Perdue on pandemic: ‘You’re attacking the health of the people that you represent’
In response, Ossoff unleashed on Perdue over the GOP’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a topic the challenger spent most of the hour-long debate relentlessly hammering. The Wednesday debate in Savannah, Ga., came amid an accelerating pandemic has killed more than 225,000 Americans, including more than 7,800 people in Georgia. ADADThe Democrat has spent much of his campaign attacking Perdue for playing down the disease in its early days, as well as for voting multiple times against the Affordable Care Act. His campaign also provided the Atlanta Journal-Constitution a letter from the Senate Ethics Committee clearing him of wrongdoing. As Ossoff has homed in on the pandemic, Perdue has attacked his challenger’s company for working with Middle Eastern and Asian clients, falsely suggesting that Ossoff was “endorsed” by the Communist Party.
Biden's brother refuses to answer questions about China deals
Approached at a residence on the Eastern Shore, Jim Biden repeatedly rebuffed questions in his driveway as Fox News asked questions from a distance in the street. “I don’t want to comment about anything,” Jim Biden said. He claims Jim Biden chuckled. Asked about the “plausible deniability” claim on Wednesday, Jim Biden did not answer and walked inside the home. Fox News’ Go Watch page is now available, providing visitors with Pay TV provider options in their area carrying Fox News Channel & Fox Business Network.
2020 U.S. ELECTION: What you need to know right now
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 29, 2020. -Biden would immediately consult with America’s main allies before deciding on the future of U.S. tariffs on China, seeking “collective leverage” to strengthen his hand against Beijing if he is elected president, Biden top advisers said. BY THE NUMBERS-Trump has pulled into a virtual tie with Biden in Florida, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed on Wednesday. INVESTOR VIEWWall Street could see sharp swings in trading after the election. But there are safeguards in place to keep the stock market or equity futures from sliding out of control.
Republican moderate Susan Collins fights for her political life in Trump era
Senator Susan Collins is fighting for her political life in a race that could decide control of the Senate, having enjoyed years of popularity as an independent-minded moderate before fellow Republican Donald Trump entered the White House. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) visits Maine Diner in Wells, Maine, U.S., October 27, 2020. Incurring Trump’s wrath, Collins on Monday became the sole Republican senator to reject his choice of Amy Coney Barrett to fill another Supreme Court seat. Collins has voted with Trump 67.5% of the time, according to the website FiveThirtyEight.com, making her the Senate Republican least aligned with the president. IN A BINDPolitical analyst Jessica Taylor, who tracks Senate races for the Cook Political Report said Collins was in a bind.
Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to critical battleground: Florida
REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstOpinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but his lead is tighter in battleground states. Thousands of people have crowded together at recent Trump rallies, many eschewing masks despite public health recommendations. After his Tampa rally, Trump will head to another key battleground state, North Carolina, to stage an evening event in Fayetteville. In the battleground state of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia prosecutor issued a stark warning for Trump campaign poll-watchers not to overstep their bounds as they search for voter fraud. The Trump campaign has said it is recruiting an “army” of 50,000 volunteers to monitor polling places, an effort Democrats say could suppress the vote.
Analysis: U.S. drugmakers, bracing for price cuts, shift election support toward Democrats
That is a stark shift from 2016, when nearly two thirds of industry campaign donations went to Republicans. Senior pharmaceutical executives lean Republican, while workers’ donations skew toward Democrats and largely supported Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden, data shows. In the 2018 election cycle, in which Democrats took control of the House, some 57% of the industry’s more than $17 million in donations went to Republicans. Industry PACs leaned Republican during each federal election in the past eight years by varying margins, political donation data shows. They are supporting Biden at a rate of about 4 to 1 or roughly $6 million to $1.5 million in donations, data show.
Factbox: On climate, it's Biden's green revolution versus Trump's war on regulations
Biden supports research on high-tech nuclear energy that would be virtually emissions-free but could still have proliferation risks. Trump does not have a climate plan on his campaign website. In September he refused to acknowledge any role climate change has played in deadly wildfires that swept through the U.S. West. Like Biden, Trump supports advanced nuclear technology. Biden has said he will return the United States to a leadership role on climate change, assertively restoring a U.S. role in future climate negotiations to advance the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
How the U.S. early vote surge is shaping Trump, Biden endgames
FILE PHOTO: People arrive to cast their ballots just after sunrise during early voting in Celebration, Florida, U.S., October 25, 2020. The Trump campaign did not respond to questions about the importance of Election Day turnout to the president’s hopes of winning a second term. Biden’s campaign acknowledged that many, if not most, of its early voters would have shown up on Election Day anyway. “I ask you one little favor: get the hell out and vote,” Trump told thousands gathered in chilly Nebraska on Tuesday. The Biden campaign said most Democratic early voters were reliable supporters that the campaign had been counting on to cast ballots.
Analysis: Biden presidency for Turkey would mean tougher U.S. stance but chance to repair ties
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) attends a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington March 31, 2016. To date, he has refused to impose sanctions on Ankara for buying the Russian S-400 missiles, which Washington says compromise NATO defenses. While overruling advisers is common in Trump’s policy playbook, his instinct to go lightly on Turkey has prevented severely fractured ties between Ankara and Washington from total collapse. Still, Biden’s priority to counter Russia and Iran and reinvest in multilateral alliances could play into Ankara’s hands, analysts said. To repair the transatlantic alliance, analysts said, Biden will have to work with Turkey, or at least try.
Democrats prefer 'scalpel' over 'jackhammer' to reform key U.S. internet law
President Donald Trump and top Republicans, angered by what they allege is tech companies’ censorship of conservative ideas, say the legal shield has outlived its usefulness. Democrats have also taken aim at the law because they claim it fails to tackle widespread misinformation and hate. But they argue the law is important to free speech online and want a more deliberate and moderate approach to reform. She has introduced legislation to remove tech companies’ liability protections if their algorithms amplify harmful, radicalizing content that leads to offline violence. “No matter the outcome of the election, I think Section 230 reform will be on the agenda next Congress,” Representative Eshoo said.
So what if Biden is up in the polls? Weren't they wrong last time?
The former Democratic presidential candidate consistently led Trump in state and national polls in 2016 before he won the White House, just like Biden does now. Many pollsters tweaked their methods to better account for a demographic group that tends to avoid polls but largely favors Trump: whites without a college degree. “And since there are fewer undecided voters, Biden is more consistently hitting above 50% support,” Kondik said. A BIGGER FOCUS ON STATE POLLSNews organizations are also investing more resources this year on state polls, especially in some of the most competitive parts of the country. So far, Reuters/Ipsos’ state polls have shown tight races between Biden and Trump in Arizona, Florida and North Carolina, while Biden has maintained a lead in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Democrats prefer 'scalpel' over 'jackhammer' to reform key U.S. internet law
President Donald Trump and top Republicans, angered by what they allege is tech companies’ censorship of conservative ideas, say the legal shield has outlived its usefulness. Democrats have also taken aim at the law because they claim it fails to tackle widespread misinformation and hate. But they argue the law is important to free speech online and want a more deliberate and moderate approach to reform. She has introduced legislation to remove tech companies’ liability protections if their algorithms amplify harmful, radicalizing content that leads to offline violence. “No matter the outcome of the election, I think Section 230 reform will be on the agenda next Congress,” Representative Eshoo said.
Poll: Biden holds narrow lead among Florida Hispanics
Trump received 35 percent of the Florida Hispanic vote in 2016 exit polls. The Florida poll results follow months of criticism from Hispanic Democrats. It showed Biden doing markedly better among Florida Hispanics, leading Trump by 20 points, 57 to 37 percent. A CBS News Battleground poll released last week had Biden leading among Hispanics in Florida by 27 points. Coker cautioned that the new poll numbers in Florida, which has a highly diverse Hispanic community, don’t offer much insight into Biden’s performance among Hispanics elsewhere.
POLITICO Playbook: NEW: Pelosi leaves the Covid relief blame on Trump’s doorstep
POLITICO Playbook: NEW: Pelosi leaves the Covid relief blame on Trump’s doorstep Presented bySpeaker Nancy Pelosi is suggesting Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the administration owe her answers on nearly every contentious issue in the Covid relief package. AND THIS MORNING, we have a brand new letter Speaker NANCY PELOSI sent to Treasury Secretary STEVEN MNUCHIN. IN OTHER WORDS, PELOSI is suggesting MNUCHIN and the administration owe her answers on nearly every contentious issue in the Covid relief package. WHY DOES THIS MATTER 5 DAYS before ELECTION DAY? Some experts project that turnout could hit 12 million by Election Day.
What Is The Internet Doing To Boomers’ Brains?
What it has not produced, however, is a satisfying answer to a simple question: What is the internet doing to our parents’ brains? Older Americans falling prey to internet conspiracy theories, in other words, could be just another side effect of American inequality. If younger Americans are digital natives, older Americans are digital refugees, drifting onto social media platforms slowly and haphazardly. Social media also amplifies what researchers call the “illusory truth effect” — the more times you hear something, the truer it seems. Keeping them from stumbling across conspiracy theories, however, only takes a government willing to regulate and social media companies willing to curate.
Poll: Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points nationally
SEE NEW POSTSPoll: Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points nationally Biden leads Trump by 12 percentage points nationally in a new poll released Thursday by CNN, which was conducted by SSRS. The survey found that 54 percent of likely voters support Biden while 42 percent support Trump. Trump, on the other hand, leads Biden 59 percent to 36 percent among people who say they plan to vote on Election Day. Referring again to Taylor, Trump said, "in my opinion, he should be prosecuted." Quick, quick, quick.
‘Worry isn’t going to get the election result that we want’: 5 things to do on Election Night instead of freaking out
A potentially longer-than-usual wait to find out this year’s election results doesn’t have to mean stress-eating, doomscrolling or impulsively moving around your money. Experts say the unprecedented, pandemic-induced surge in-mail voting could lead to some states’ vote counts stretching days or even weeks after Election Day. “Worry isn’t going to get the election result that we want,” Wright said. Plan election-night activities you know will be soothing, Wright said, whether they’re dinner with your family or a game night. “A version of this unfolds every election cycle: ‘Vote for me, or we will fall into the abyss.’ That’s never true, or it’s rarely true,” he said.
Global Stocks Stabilize After Pounding Over Europe’s Second Lockdown
Asian stocks dropped while European equities edged higher on Thursday, as traders awaited earnings from technology titans while a new wave of Covid-19 cases leads to tighter restrictions in Europe’s largest economies. The Nikkei 225 slipped 0.4% in Tokyo, the Hang Seng lost 0.5%, and the S&P/ASX 100 dropped 1.6% in Sydney. Germany and France separately introduced new one-month restrictions to counter a wave of coronavirus cases in Europe. Another surge in new users boosted Pinterest, which is set to rally after reporting better-than-expected profit and sales numbers. Royal Dutch Shell rose in London, as the oil major’s third-quarter earnings came in well ahead of estimates.
How to Use the Election to Buy Stocks at a Bargain Price
Should the stock market tumble on the election results, sell cash-secured put options on stocks that you want to buy, or on stocks that you own and want to own more of. Should the stock price decline to the put strike price at expiration, investors are obligated to buy the stock. Should the stock be above the strike price at expiration, investors get to keep the money. Should that happen, investors must buy back the put or buy the stock at the strike price. Use options to monetize investor fear and to potentially buy stocks at lower prices.
How a Biden Presidency Would (Slowly) Change U.S. Policy on China
Text sizePresidential candidate Joe Biden, were he to win the November election, would change U.S.-China policy, but not swiftly, Eurasia Group founder Ian Bremmer said in a press briefing. With Biden ahead of President Donald Trump in the polls, Bremmer predicted that a Biden victory would result in “a much greater normalization of high-level engagement with China” beyond trade. Like the U.S. public, the Chinese leadership is divided on a Biden presidency, he said. A Biden administration would try to form multilateral coalitions to contain China, said Gerald Butts, vice chairman of Eurasia Group. Biden would also reach out to China on climate policy, Bremmer said.
How to Use the Election to Buy Stocks at a Bargain Price
Should the stock market tumble on the election results, sell cash-secured put options on stocks that you want to buy, or on stocks that you own and want to own more of. Should the stock price decline to the put strike price at expiration, investors are obligated to buy the stock. Should the stock be above the strike price at expiration, investors get to keep the money. Should that happen, investors must buy back the put or buy the stock at the strike price. Use options to monetize investor fear and to potentially buy stocks at lower prices.
Global Stocks Stabilize After Pounding Over Europe’s Second Lockdown
Text sizeAsian stocks dropped while European equities edged higher on Thursday, as traders awaited earnings from technology titans while a new wave of Covid-19 cases leads to tighter restrictions in Europe’s largest economies. The Nikkei 225 slipped 0.4% in Tokyo, the Hang Seng lost 0.5%, and the S&P/ASX 100 dropped 1.6% in Sydney. Germany and France separately introduced new one-month restrictions to counter a wave of coronavirus cases in Europe. Another surge in new users boosted Pinterest, which is set to rally after reporting better-than-expected profit and sales numbers. Royal Dutch Shell rose in London, as the oil major’s third-quarter earnings came in well ahead of estimates.
Republicans used a Senate hearing to criticize tech CEOs for fact-checking Trump's posts before the election
ReutersSenate Republicans berated the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google on Wednesday, claiming that the tech companies discriminated against conservatives with policies against misinformation related to COVID-19 and mail-in voting. Instead, it focused on the tech companies' steps to fact-check false claims posted by President Donald Trump, which Republicans said amounted to censorship. Meanwhile, Democrats voiced concerns that tech companies would be too willing to bend to Republicans' wishes in the week leading up to the election. They further claimed that tech companies are primarily staffed by liberal-leaning employees — an assertion that Dorsey and Pichai denied but Zuckerberg said may be true. Democrats at the hearing slammed Republicans for their lines of questioning, accusing them of politicizing the hearing to pressure tech companies not to take action against Trump's posts.
Landlord’s threat to raise rent if Biden wins is ‘voter intimidation,’ Colorado AG says
A mobile home park landlord illegally intimidated voters when he threatened to raise his tenants’ rent if Joe Biden wins the presidential election, the Colorado attorney general told the landlord in a cease-and-desist letter. Edward (Bernie) Pagel gave notice to “homeowners/tenants” in Fort Morgan on Oct. 19, a letter sent to Pagel on Oct. 23 by Attorney General Phil Weiser said. Specifically, Pagel tried to get people to vote against Biden by indicating rent would increase if he won, according to the letter. Pagel also engaged in voter intimidation “by promising that rent ‘will not increase for at least two years’ if the other candidate wins the election,” the letter said. Story continuesThe attorney general gave Pagel a due date of Oct. 30 to return the signed letter.
At Hearing, Senate Republicans Accuse Twitter, Facebook, Google CEOs of Censorship
A Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday about a U.S. law that shields internet companies from liability over content posted to their platforms — predictably — mainly provided a venue for GOP members to slam the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google for allegedly censoring conservative viewpoints and information. The execs of the three tech companies — Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — appeared via teleconference before the Senate committee. In a combative exchange with Twitter chief Jack Dorsey, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asked rhetorically, “Mr. Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee issued a report summing up an antitrust probe into four Big Tech companies: Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Celebs and Activists Respond to GOP’s Trolling Tweet With Calls to Vote
Journalist Victoria Brownworth implied that the reason the GOP comes after Clinton is because they're just kind of obsessed with her. https://t.co/WVTGXSh671 — Cheryl Strayed (@CherylStrayed) October 27, 2020I mean just when I think they can’t sink any lower, they sink lower. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 27, 2020In response to the news of Barrett's confirmation, Twitter users also started a thread declaring, "6-3 doesn’t represent me." The thread encourages followers to volunteer and donate to help flip the states blue and stop the GOP from controlling our democracy. Volunteer: https://t.co/BKw3sPuM3hDonate: https://t.co/e6BY6aINWB https://t.co/jfDJuH0ZJr— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) October 26, 2020See some of the other celebs who joined the thread below.
GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler: 'Not familiar' with Trump's infamous 2005 'Access Hollywood' tape
WASHINGTON – Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-GA., claimed Wednesday night she was "not familiar" with President Donald Trump's now-infamous 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape where he described sexually assaulting women. "Look, I agree with the approach President Trump has taken since day one to put America first. A journalist pushed back that Loeffler's answer didn't address whether she had any issues with Trump's comments in the "Access Hollywood" tape, to which she replied: "I'm sorry. Trump has denied all allegations and originally dismissed the comments caught in the "Access Hollywood" tape as "locker room talk." Contributing: Jeanine SantucciThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Kelly Loeffler: 'Not familiar' with Trump's 'Access Hollywood' tape
Pennsylvania Latinos worry Joe Biden campaign outreach comes too late
All surveys suggest that Biden will easily win the Latino vote, although turnout and the size of that advantage will be important in key states. Nationally, Trump is polling slightly higher among Latinos than he did in 2016, and surveys show him neck-and-neck with Biden in Florida overall, home to a large number of Cuban Americans, who tend to lean more conservative. Puerto Rican voters, who make up a large percentage of the Latino population in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, tend to lean more Democratic.
Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida
TAMPA, Fla. — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person on Tuesday. Thousands gathered in close proximity without wearing masks — a trend that was expected to continue through more than a dozen events in the final sprint to Election Day. Biden, meanwhile, heads later in the week to three more states Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, where he’ll hold a joint Saturday rally with former President Barack Obama. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns.
TV ads still win elections. And Democrats are buying a lot more of them.
The vast quantity of television advertising aired by candidates, parties and outside groups is proving to be one of the many ways that the 2020 election is remarkable. The effects are not large in presidential races, although they may make a difference in a swing state in a tight year. TV ads, archaic though they seem in an online era, still pack an electoral punch. Then we estimated whether the candidate who aired more ads ended up with a higher share of the vote. We found that in presidential elections, ads matter mainly at the margins.
Letters: Falun Gong, Bidens' corruption, secure voting and packing the court
But why, then, has neither Hunter Biden, Joe Biden nor anyone from the Biden campaign denied their authenticity? Easily found on the internet are his long history of racist statements and actions including telling Black people if they are undecided between him and President Trump, "You ain't Black." So far in the COVID war we are averaging more than 28,000 US deaths per month — three times as many as during World War II. In any war, leadership matters, and in the COVID war Trump has failed us miserably. Roger Digel-Barrett, EtnaRepublicans employed their own version of “court packing”The Republicans decry the idea of “court packing, but that is exactly what they have done.
Column: Voters head to polls with dueling realities of God, country
Timothy AhrensThe 11th edition of the American Values Survey came out this week and shows we are at war with ourselves. The battle lines over dueling realities of understanding God and country are drawn in dark red and dark blue. • Among white Americans with college degrees, 68% of women and 59% of men believe that Trump’s speech and behavior have encouraged white supremacist groups. Faith calls us to allow God to turn us from hatred to reconciliation and love. It is time to allow the creativity of great ideas and great concepts to rise up in each of us.
Russia planted Hunter Biden's laptop? Come on, man
Scott JenningsOpinion contributorI was perusing the pages of The Washington Post and ran across a column by a professor at Johns Hopkins University about the political dustup over Hunter Biden’s laptop. It contained the following sentence:“We must treat the Hunter Biden leaks as if they were a foreign intelligence operation — even if they probably aren’t.”Huh? Results to come faster than primaryIt is no secret Hunter Biden followed the well-worn gilded path of many of Washington’s ne'er do well sons. The Biden campaign claimed Russia had planted Hunter’s laptop. When it comes to the Bidens and today’s Democratic Party, the Russian misinformation call is coming from inside the house.
Obama, Trump battle in new wrinkle for 2020 campaign
Trump criticized Fox News for airing an Obama speech from Florida on Tuesday, just the latest incident of him lashing out at Obama. And he'll have another chance to weigh in when Obama appears alongside vice president Joe Biden at a campaign event in Michigan on Saturday. “Remember I wouldn’t be President now had Obama and Biden properly done their job,” Trump wrote on Twitter earlier this month. Trump, he said, is “utilizing that dislike as another mechanism to energize his base and to energize Republican voters writ large.”Since Trump became president, Obama has remained largely silent as Trump has torn into his legacy. Covid, Covid, Covid, he’s complaining.
Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida
More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person on Tuesday. Thousands gathered in close proximity without wearing masks — a trend that was expected to continue through more than a dozen events in the final sprint to Election Day. Biden, meanwhile, heads later in the week to three more states Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, where he’ll hold a joint Saturday rally with former President Barack Obama . Biden and his allies are outspending Trump and his backers by more than 3-to-1 in Florida — about $23 million to about $7 million — in the final push to Election Day, according to data from ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns.
Investors should prepare for worst over US presidential election
But if the election turns out to be mostly a referendum on Donald Trump, Democrats might win just the White House while failing to retake the Senate. While Biden has consistently led in the polls, so, too, had Hillary Clinton on the eve of the 2016 election. If Trump loses and resorts to claiming that the election was rigged, violence and civil strife could be highly likely. Usually in this type of scenario the US dollar would strengthen; but, because this particular episode would have been triggered by US-based political chaos, capital might actually flee from the dollar, leaving it weaker. While hoping that the chaotic outcomes outlined above do not come to pass – polls still show a strong lead for Biden – investors should be preparing for the worst, not only on election day but in the weeks and months thereafter.
#EndSars, abolish Ice: the trans activist resisting police violence in Nigeria and the US
For years, people have been fighting and resisting police and military violence in Nigeria. Black migrants face longer detention time in Ice – what are the conditions like inside? Queer and trans migrants are stuck in solitary confinement for months. What are you doing to support the local movements to defund the police, abolish Ice, protecting the lives of Black trans folks, of LGBTQ+ people more broadly? You have to center communities that are super marginalized – Black migrants generally, and Black queer and trans migrants in particular.
Ignore the twists and turns: This US election campaign has been defined by its stability
There was George Floyd’s death and the flood of anti-racism protests that followed, the most widespread in America for 50 years. There have been two party conventions, two presidential debates, the naming of a vice presidential nominee and countless other big campaign moments. A fortnight after Mr Biden effectively secured the nomination on Super Tuesday primary day back in March, he was around seven percentage points ahead of Mr Trump. Today, he is around seven percentage points ahead of Mr Trump. At no time in between, according to the source of the stats - Real Clear Politics - has Mr Trump led.
US election polls tracker 2020: Will Donald Trump or Joe Biden win the race to be America's next president?
Democratic challenger Joe Biden is currently leading Donald Trump in the national polls as the US approaches its 2020 presidential election. The 10-poll average indicates that just over half of Americans intend to back Joe Biden while Mr Trump’s support trails this by around seven or eight points. Americans will vote on Tuesday, November 3, in order to elect their next president, either giving Mr Trump another four years or handing over the keys to the White House to Mr Biden. According to the latest polling averages, Joe Biden's lead over the incumbent is remaining solid, despite a slight downfall in the wake of the US presidential debates and Donald Trump's diagnosis with coronavirus. Mr Biden's polling average has remained above 50 per cent since October 4, and the Democratic nominee has consistently polled in the lead since the race began.
Facebook, Twitter and Google face changes to online speech protection
Twitter, Facebook and Google have been warned their platforms face new restrictions after they were criticised by Republican senators for alleged anti-conservative bias. Donald Trump and the Republicans have accused the social media platforms of deliberately suppressing conservative, religious and anti-abortion views. Both US parties say that immunity under Section 230 enables social media companies to abdicate responsibility to impartially moderate content. Both Twitter and Facebook have used a misinformation label on content from the president, who has around 80 million followers. Google will also halt political ads after the polls close and Twitter banned all political ads last year.
Trump got what he wanted at the border. Would Biden undo it?
(The Trump administration has repeatedly demanded Congress make the very same changes.) The making of the "waterproof fabric"The Trump administration adopted a simple solution to the tension between deterrence and humanitarianism: It maximized deterrence. (The Trump administration attempted to undo this law via regulation in fall 2018, but it was quickly stopped in court.) A Biden administration might well do something similar, returning to the 2014 model put in place by Obama. With all of this, the Trump administration has been reluctant to declare victory at the border.
So what if Biden is up in the polls? Weren't they wrong last time?
The former Democratic presidential candidate consistently led Trump in state and national polls in 2016 before he won the White House, just like Biden does now. Many pollsters tweaked their methods to better account for a demographic group that tends to avoid polls but largely favors Trump: whites without a college degree. “And since there are fewer undecided voters, Biden is more consistently hitting above 50% support,” Kondik said. A BIGGER FOCUS ON STATE POLLSNews organizations are also investing more resources this year on state polls, especially in some of the most competitive parts of the country. So far, Reuters/Ipsos’ state polls have shown tight races between Biden and Trump in Arizona, Florida and North Carolina, while Biden has maintained a lead in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life in US under Biden
This is the apocalyptic version of American life that President Donald Trump argues would be the dire consequence of turning over the White House to Democrat Joe Biden. “This election is a choice between a TRUMP RECOVERY or a BIDEN DEPRESSION,“ the president tweeted, echoing what he tells supporters at rallies. In July, Biden said Trump was the country’s first racist president, which glossed over the presidents before Trump who had held slaves. Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading... Loading...“We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed. They’ve tried to get elected president,” Biden said.
How the Associated Press Determines US Presidential Election Results
She is the Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press, and the reporters in her care bring their Election Day fears to Pace. Julie Pace is the Washington bureau chief for the Associated Press and, lately, the person reporters talk to about their Election Day nightmares. But no one expects Election Day 2020 to look anything like the ones we remember—which explains all the nightmares in the AP’s Washington bureau. On Election Day, some of them will be back in the office, wearing masks. Counting the votes on Election Day shouldn’t pose a problem, according to Jennifer Nicoll Victor, a political science professor at George Mason University.
The Black Hole of Depressions: Doing Nothing About Climate Emergency Could Cost More Than All the Wealth in the World
* That is in the worst case scenario where the world does virtually nothing to stop carbon dioxide and methane emissions over the coming decades. Although the governments of the world talk a nice game, actually none of them is significantly reducing their annual emissions. In 2019, you, I, and everyone else on earth put nearly 37 billion tons of the dangerous heat-trapping gas, carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere, the third year in a row the number increased. A couple of years ago, this site estimated the value of all the immoveable property in the world at $217 trillion. The world has what is called a “carbon budget.” This results from the ability of the oceans to absorb carbon dioxide.
Journalists Pick Sides When They Call Adding Justices 'Court Packing'
And by accepting “court packing” as “the term for” expanding the court, journalists lend a hand to those anti-democratic forces. The phrase “court packing” isn’t new. But the rampant journalistic use of the biased term “court packing” hasn’t changed. A Nexis search of US newspapers for the past three months (7/24/20–10/24/20) turns up 244 headlines with some version of the phrase “court packing” (including, e.g., “pack the court” or “packing the court”). Less than half as many, 98, used a version of the more neutral “court expansion” (such as “expanding the court”), and almost half of those (48) also used the phrase “court packing” within the article.
'Grotesquely Fitting' Say Climate Campaigners as Trump Mulls Pro-Fracking Executive Order Ahead of Election
There is no doubt that fracking poisons our air and water, and that drilling is driving us towards climate crisis. There is something grotesquely fitting that an administration that has sacrificed climate action for the sake of the fossil fuel industry thinks fracking is a winner." Trump weighs issuing a not-so-subtle executive order on fracking as he seeks to shore up the oil-and-gas vote in battleground states. "In Pennsylvania fracking does make a difference at the margins. However, in 2016, then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lost all three states to Trump, and some polling in those states and others still suggest a second Trump victory in next week's election.
'He Needed Social Supports, Not Bullets': Mass Protests Engulf Philly Streets for Second Straight Night Over Police Killing of Walter Wallace
"As we know from the tragic killings of Daniel Prude, Nicolas Chavez, Quintonio LeGrier, and now Walter Wallace Jr., the criminalization of mental health is dangerous, particularly for Black and Brown people." "We must redefine public safety and prioritize investing in community-based services and non-police responses to assist people with mental health needs so we can prevent more tragedies like this." As many as 2,000 people poured into the streets and marched near the site of Wallace's killing in West Philadelphia Tuesday night, with demonstrators chanting, "Who killed Walter Wallace?" "Our hearts are broken for the family of Walter Wallace Jr., and for all those suffering the emotional weight of learning about another Black life in America lost," Biden and Harris said. "We cannot accept that in this country a mental health crisis ends in death."
Warning of the 'Many Trumps... in Waiting,' Ocasio-Cortez Says Democrats 'Have to Be Better'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"It's not just that we can be better, it's that we have to be better," the first-term congresswoman insists. If "people's lives don't actually feel different" under a Biden administration, then "we're done," she says before asking, "You know how many Trumps there are in waiting?" Presenting our December cover star: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "We need to have Medicare for All, but the way that Medicare for All can work is if we forgive student debt so doctors are not crushed under student debt." "And so, you know, I don't know if I could necessarily be more effective in an administration, but, for me that's always what the question comes down to."
WATCH: CN Live! New Episode—‘Green Ticket’
The presidential and vice presidential candidates of the U.S. Green Party will be interviewed on CN Live! Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins and vice presidential candidate Angela Walker join CN Live! to be questioned on the candidates’ positions on domestic and international issues, five days before the 2020 presidential election. has also requested interviews with the Joe Biden and Donald Trump campaigns. Watch the Hawkins-Walker interview live here with your hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria:Please Contribute to Consortium News
Key Pentagon Official Turned China Policy Over to Arms Industry & Taiwan Supporters
The arms sales Schriver has overseen represent the most dangerous U.S. escalation against China in years. Returning FavorsSchriver is a longtime advocate of massive, highly provocative arms sales to Taiwan who has advanced the demand that the territory be treated more like a sovereign, independent state. Lockheed Martin was the biggest corporate winner in the huge and expensive suite of arms sales to Taiwan. Neocon VisionThe arms sales to Taiwan represented a signal victory for those who still hoping to reverse the official U.S. acceptance the People’s Republic of China as the legitimate government of all of China. The Project 2049 Institute was a key member of the council, along with all the major arms companies hoping to make sales to Taiwan.
Republicans closely resemble autocratic parties in Hungary and Turkey – study
The Republican party has become dramatically more illiberal in the past two decades and now more closely resembles ruling parties in autocratic societies than its former centre-right equivalents in Europe, according to a new international study. By contrast the Democratic party has changed little in its attachment to democratic norms, and in that regard has remained similar to centre-right and centre-left parties in western Europe. V-Dem’s “illiberalism index” gauges the extent of commitment to democratic norms a party exhibits before an election. “The data shows that the Republican party in 2018 was far more illiberal than almost all other governing parties in democracies,” the V-Dem study found. • The graphic accompanying this article was amended on 26 October 2020 to reduce the number of parties shown.
The Climate Case for Joe Biden (Is Strong but More Complicated Than You Might Have Heard) ? Current Affairs
The argument in favor of Biden roughly goes like this: Biden has a climate plan and Donald Trump doesn’t. Independents and climate activists are right to be skeptical of corporate Democrats like Biden. An ambitious Green New Deal plus keep-it-in-the-ground style policies like fracking bans are bare minimum positions needed for slowing climate change. But even despite this abysmal record, there is a very compelling case from a climate perspective to support Joe Biden, and for climate activists and independents to work for his victory. While Biden is weak on climate, Trump winks at militias who will undoubtedly feel empowered to physically attack those who will be critical in forcing climate action.
Can Biden win one of these states: AZ
More important matters are whether one of five swing states can be won by Biden/Harris. Basically, to win, Biden needs to win at least one of AZ/FL/GA/NC/PA. x Miles Taylor, former Chief of Staff to Kirstjen Nielsen and Chad Wolf at DHS, confirms he is 'anonymous'.https://t.co/AQb0iKeHRC — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 28, 2020 x I had an amazing conversation this morning with ... https://t.co/P99F5JJfU3 — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 28, 2020The Trump administration’s covid-19 message: You’re on your own. https://t.co/llKGAiJTSD — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 28, 2020x Opinion | The Trump administration’s covid-19 message: You’re on your own.
TRUMP WHINES: Twitter Won't Allow Me to Tweet Bogus Biden Story that I'm Tweeting
The other closing argument of the Trump campaign is the one that he does want to see more media coverage of. On Wednesday morning he unleashed several tweets assailing the media for "suppressing" the Hunter Biden story. Twitter refuses to allow the any mention of the Biden corruption story which was carried so well on @TuckerCarlson last night. In another of Trump's morning tweets he said that "Calls grow louder to get special prosecutor to investigate Hunter Biden." Trump continued his twit-opining by asserting that "Media and Big Tech are not covering Biden Corruption!"
So you say you're 'pro-life,' huh? Yeah, I don't think so
Anyone who was actually “pro-life” wouldn’t belong to a group of Americans who loudly and actively disdain efforts to protect others from infection by this novel coronavirus. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, anti-choice political leaders have made it crystal clear that they don’t value people’s lives. Now, against experts’ recommendations, these so-called “pro-life” politicians and pundits have criticized and defied stay-at-home orders in states across the country. There’s nothing“pro-life” about deliberately putting people’s health and safety at risk. If they say “Republican,” you can laugh in their face and ask them if they have any more lies to sell.
Accountability is not Cancellation
Instead of facing the truth about systemic racism, the words ‘Race Card’ become a shield. And for pure bad behavior, we do not apologize, we say ‘Cancel Culture’ is an insult to free speech. Sometimes saying, I was wrong, make me understand, stops what you may feel is your cancellation. So you can say any way you want to say it, but Bill Clinton is abusive to women. Of course, Mr. Trump, embedded lies, misdirection, projection, and most of all a lack of sincerity, honor, or accountability, but lots of malevolence.
Harvey Wasserman calls voter suppression, Pelosi scorches Trump, Trump abandon supporters & more
Trump’s voter suppression is real, as Harvey Wasserman explains. Nancy scorches Trump. Harvey Wasserman has choice words and advice on voter suppression. Pelosi scorches Trump: Stand up like a man and accept the will of the American people. Harvey Wasserman discusses the state of voter suppression in the latter days of Election 2020.
NEW CNN POLL: Biden 54-42 National DANG!!!
Already voted Biden 64-34, will vote but BEFORE 11/3 Biden 63-33, will vote on 11/3 Trump 59-36. Biden up 55-44 on SeniorsBiden up 61-37 with WomenTrump only 48-47 with MenTrump only 50-48 with WhitesBiden up with POC 71-24www.cnn.com/...
Kagro in the Morning podcast (AUDIO): Wednesday, October 28 2020
Greg Dworkin asks us to keep our hands and feet inside the Pollercoaster… but you know what? Will Donald’s inept handling of his own rally, potentially endangering his own voters, because he stiffed the bus company, affect Donald Trump’s chance of reelection? Less than a week away from the election and the “How Trump Can Win” articles are finally slipping under “How Trump Can Lose” articles. It still is pretty certain that if Trump loses, he won’t be a good loser, and neither will his supporters. There is the chance Donald Trump could call for… well, violent insurrection and political assassination... as he is sometimes wont to do.
Do liberals really want to take away everyone’s meat?
The political talking point that Democrats want to take away Americans’ meat—spoiler alert, most don’t —references the climate-diet link . Liberals are far more likely to eschew meat and dairy, while conservatives attempting to do so often feel “socially unsupported.” A deeper dive, however, reveals darker connections. Even among the left , veganism largely remains an unpopular ethical stance and dietary choice. Illustrating the prevalence of this implicit bias , 95 percent of Americans consume animal meat and dairy. Left-wing politicians, despite otherwise championing climate science and social justice, largely enable or reinforce dominant attitudes toward animals, too.
Post 11-3: how to keep up the attack?
Rally round the flag! The election won’t be over on 11/3, but like it or not the focus of all the pumped up Biden supporters islikely to a great extent aimed at a target that is, in their minds, finite: 11/3. Won’t the Pandemic’s inexorable rise in the US, just as Trump wants, begin to erode the ardent support post 11/3 for getting Joe in the White House and Don in the Dog House? Oh we'll rally round the flag, friends, rally once again,Shouting the voters cry for freedom,As we rally ‘cross the fruited plain, we'll gather at the pollsShouting the battle cry of freedom. And we'll fill the vacant seats of the Congress more and more,Shouting the victory cry of freedom.
Election Day is Almost Here! We Are Going to Win This in a Very Big Way!
I have a feeling Election Day and the transition of power will go much smoother than most of us expect. I was so distraught that Hillary was going to lose that I even traveled out-of-state, close to Election Day, to be with my family so that we could consol each other. King Trump and his fellow traitors have traumatized many of us in ways, big and small. The American people are just plain exhausted of King Trump saying 2 + 2 = anything but 4. Most of us on DK have helped Biden and the rest of the Democratic ticket in ways big and small.
MT-Sen: New Poll Has Gov. Steve Bullock (D) Beating Sen. Steve Daines (R) 48-47
Montana Governor Steve Bullock, the Democratic candidate, leads Sen. Steve Daines (Republican) in the Senate race by a 48 percent to 47 percent and five percent are undecided. Mike Cooney (Democrat) and Rep. Greg Gianforte (Republican), with Libertarian candidate Lyman Bishop eliciting two percent support. Undecided voters look to hold the key as nine percent of respondents stated they do not know at this point. In the presidential race, President Donald Trump (Republican) leads former Vice President Joe Biden (Democrat) by a 52 percent to 45 percent margin. Another 1 percent support Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen, while 2 percent of respondents are undecided.
The Tend Line Continues
We are at the preelection point now where in 2016 Clinton’s polling numbers took a nose dive after Comey's email lap top October surprise. That nose dive is what lead to all the conversations about polling being wrong in 2016, whereas the fact is that the late polling was approximately correct. And last but not least this bazaar story about Trump stranding rally goers out in below freezing temperatures in Nebraska. Unlike the week before the election in 2016 when Clinton’s polling averages went dramatically down, now in 2020 Biden’s numbers are quite dramatically trending upwards nationally and in swing states. Just keep in mind that we are about to enter a political period with an historically unusual window of opportunity for progressives.
America Was Ripe For Plunder By A Psychopath (part one)
In 2016, America was ripe for plunder by a clinical psychopath. Neil Postman delineates the contrast between the two dystopias in his influential book Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985):What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance, Orwell feared we would become a captive culture Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us, Huxley feared that our desire will ruin us.
AJ Kurdoglu AZ LD-17 and Judy Schwiebert AZ LD-20 are aiming for a Dem Majority in Arizona!
AJ Kurdoglu and Judy Schwiebert will bring a small business focus to new majorities in the Arizona State Legislature...if we put them over the top in AZ LD-17 and LD-20. When researching this profile, I came across a Zoom candidate interview that Judy Schwiebert (running for Arizona House in AZ-LD-20) did with the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. The fact that she’s answering small business oriented questions from a local Chamber...well, that just shows Schwiebert’s skill and poise. x YouTube VideoArizona is poised for big political changes this year, and flipping BOTH chambers of the Arizona state house is not outside the realm of possibility. ::AJ Kurdoglu is really popular and is running a truly great campaign for AZ Senate in LD-17.
KS-Sen: New Poll Has Dr. Barbara Bollier (D) Beating Rep. Roger Marshall (R) 47-46
Bollier leads Marshall by one point in a three-way vote with Libertarian Jason Buckley (Bollier: 46%, Marshall: 45%, Buckley: 4%, other/undecided: 4%). She has better consolidated Democrats (Bollier: 93%, Marshall: 6%) than Marshall has consolidated Republicans (Bollier: 20%, Marshall: 70%). She has better consolidated Democrats (Bollier: 93%, Marshall: 6%) than Marshall has consolidated Republicans (Bollier: 20%, Marshall: 70%). Half of Kansas voters say “moderate” better describes Bollier than it does Marshall (51% describes Bollier better, 28% describes Marshall better). Moderates are even more likely to say Bollier—and not Marshall—is the moderate candidate (64% describes Bollier better, 20% describes Marshall better).
Fun Indie Developed Dump Trump Game
The game has an animated Trump sitting over a dunk tank taunting the player with some of his more outrageous and offensive comments. The player aims and throws a tomato at a moving lever that must be hit to dunk Trump. I’m sure there are many people who would pay for a chance to dunk Trump, or throw a tomato at him for that matter, but this game is free. Voters can take out some of their frustration at the current political landscape by dunking Trump while also donating to the Democratic party. Donate if you will, but I hope you at least get some laughs from this satirical election game.
We're at 75 million votes already ! We are looking at a 154 million vote election !
If we get to 82 million votes cast early, then 72 million will get us to 154 million votes total cast. If we can get to 82 million votes cast before 11/3 , then we would only need 72 million votes to get to 154 million votes cast. 72 million votes on 11/3 would be only 80% of the amount of votes cast on election day in 2016 which was 90 million votes. So, even if we saw a dramatic drop of 20% of votes cast on election day proper itself, we would still get to 154 million votes cast. While it is not certain, it seems very likely that we will get to that 154 million votes as 538 is projecting.
IA-Sen: New Poll Has Theresa Greenfield (D) Beating Joni Ernst (R) 51-45
Going head-to-head, Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield holds a six point lead over incumbent Republican Joni Ernst. Former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, leads President Donald Trump, a Republican, by four percentage points in the latest Nexstar Iowa 2020 RABA Research Poll released on Tuesday. Biden leads Trump 50% to 46% in Iowa, according to research conducted by Red America Blue America in October. Let’s keep up the momentum to flip Iowa Blue. Click below to donate and get involved with Greenfield, Biden and their fellow Iowa Democrats campaigns:Joe BidenIowa:Theresa GreenfieldAbby FinkenauerCindy AxneRita HartJD ScholtenIowa Democratic Party
Texas Early voting, graphical summary
Pattern of Early Voting. The counties in the Austin to San Antonio axis have more early votes than total 2016 votes cast. High Early voting largely coincides with high Democratic counties, with the notable exception of the lower Rio Grande. I am quite certain, the Biden campaign knows of the relative under performance of the lower Rio Grande in the Early Voting turnout. Shapefile used to create map (consists of a simple union of a county outline map and County early voting files ).
Trump creep Stephen Miller: Biden will "incentivize child smuggling
Top Trump aide claims Biden would encourage child trafficking, echoing baseless QAnon conspiracyDonald Trump adviser Stephen Miller, on behalf of the president’s re-election campaign, has claimed without evidence that Democratic candidate Joe Biden would “incentivise” child trafficking under his administration, if elected. (via @priscialva) https://t.co/ly6voiHjiI https://t.co/1m1wUu8F6Z — DJ Judd (@DJJudd) October 28, 2020x I'm sorry, but it's people like #StephenMiller that give things like Neo-Satanic Ritualism in Pedo-cannibalistic orgies a bad name! https://t.co/E2BZxPoWbS — politicallandscaping (@politicallands1) October 28, 2020x Stephen Miller must be so proud of himself. https://t.co/t0l3a5bm8w — Molly Wood (@mollywood) October 28, 2020With people like Miller and Trump it is all about projection. It is Trump and Stephen Miller who are trafficking children, many of them.
Late Breaking Opportunities to Make a Difference
Late Breaking Opportunities to Make a DifferenceAs we reach election day, there are new developments in the news and polling that greatly improve candidates chances. Please donate to the Late Breaking Opportunities Fund to help these candidates. After tomorrow (10/29), Florida candidates can no longer receive money. Kathy Lewis FL-SD-20: Florida needs to flip 3 seats to tie in the senate and prevent a partisan gerrymander. Please support these candidates whose chances have been greatly improved or made more important by late breaking news.
A Consummation Devoutly to be Wished
This nightmare that we’ve been experiencing for the past four years may finally be coming to its end. I wrote before the inauguration of the apocalyptic choices to head the key agencies with responsibility for energy and the environment. More democracy will bring more change and we are in desperate need of change on this old sweet blue earth. And then we can truly “crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea!” That’s the idea anyway. (Originally posted at A Newer World — on the policy, politics, science and economics of environmental protection, sustainability, energy and climate change)
How Biden Gets to 413 Electoral Votes!
As I said in 2018, Blue Wave 2.0 is coming in 2020. 40 years after the 1980 Reagan Landslide, when he won with 489 electoral votes and 11 Dem Senate seats flipped Red, the political pendulum has swung back far left. And he has created the Perfect Wave within a Blue Wave all down the ballot to state and local levels. Electoral Vote Totals for Biden will be one of the following: 351, 357, 375, or 413. Congratulations, President Biden, VP Harris, Speaker Pelosi, and MAJORITY LEADER Schumer!
TX-Sen: "John Cornyn’s (R) fate may depend on whether voters give him a pass for standing by Trump"
Erica Grieder at The Houston Chronicle has good piece out about U.S. That’s a question that may determine a number of downballot races in Texas this year, and the 68-year-old senator seems to know it. Cornyn, a Republican who also serves as Senate majority whip, has been generally if not ardently supportive of Trump since the latter’s election in 2016. The result is that Texas voters now see the two as linked. Several polls have found Trump in a virtual tie with former Vice President Joe Biden in Texas.
545 Children
Federal court filings made this week by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Justice Department say that the parents of some 545 migrant children who are currently in the United States have not been found. These parents were separated from their children at the U.S. border by border officials under President Trump's zero tolerance policy from 2017 to 2018, and the filing says the parents are now unreachable. It’s painful to think about the children who have been separated from their parents by this administration. If Biden is elected, I have no doubt that reuniting those children with their parents is going to be his first priority, but it isn’t going to be easy. If you are feeling helpless about those children and want to do something, please consider donating to help them do the work of reuniting those children with their families.
Preparing to Play the SCOTUS Trump Cards: 'BradCast' 10
If you have any doubts about that, they quote noticed science and technologist Ivanka Trump as supporting evidence;20 former Republican U.S. (So much for Trump as the self-proclaimed "law and order President");Hundreds of Trump supporters were left stranded by the Trump Campaign in frigid temps on an airstrip in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday night, after Trump's latest super-spreader rally. But he still has a few Trump Cards that he believes -- with good reason -- he may be able to play at his stolen and corrupt U.S. Supreme Court. That effort will involve preventing timely cast ballots from being tabulated at all following Election Day. Since elections are never certified by states on Election Night -- only the media declare "winners", in that sense -- official state results cannot be "flipped" with the counting of ballots after Election Day.
Overnight News Digest October 28, 2020
From there it made its way across metro New Orleans, taking down trees and wrecking roofs from Grand Isle to Slidell. The new deadline for mail-in ballots to be received is Nov. 12, though ballots must still be postmarked on or before Nov. 3, Election Day. he previous deadline for ballots to be received by local boards was Nov. 6, as set by state lawmakers. Tuesday marked the last day that postal and election administration experts said ballots could be mailed to ensure delivery in time for Election Day, based on national first-class mail service. The celebrated Parisian bookstore told readers on Wednesday that it was facing “hard times” as the Covid-19 pandemic keeps customers away.
AZ-Sen: New Poll Has Mark Kelly (D) Leading Martha McSally (R) 50-40, Biden Beating Trump 49-46
In Maricopa County, Arizona’s largest county, the Democratic candidates for County Attorney and Sheriff hold leads against their Republican opponents. Our polling shows strong leads for Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Senate candidate Mark Kelly in Arizona ahead of Tuesday’s election. ?Democratic challenger Mark Kelly is leading current Senator Martha McSally 50% to 40%, ?with 10% of respondents undecided. In Maricopa County, one of the most important national swing counties, our polling shows strong leads for Democrats in the County Attorney and Sheriff elections. Democratic ?Maricopa County Attorney nominee Julie Gunnigle leads incumbent Republican Allister Adel 38% to 32%.In the Maricopa County sheriff’s race, incumbent? Democrat Paul Penzone leads Republican challenger Jerry Sheridan 47% to 33%.
I am hoping that the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett turns out to be a Pyrrhic victory.
They think it will be a win for them but I think that will be their final downfall. I think that getting rid of the ACA with no real replacement will turn even more of the people against them. Things are going to be bad even if we do get our blue wave and win the election handily. Once the new Supreme Court does the things I mention above I don’t see anyone arguing too much when we rebuild the Supreme Court by adding justices and setting term limits. We also need to rebuild much of the federal court system.
Morning Digest: Uber's 9-figure ballot measure to curtail driver rights narrowly leads in new poll
Despite the yes side's lopsided resource advantage, UC Berkeley finds little change from its last poll in mid-September, when Prop. The only other poll we've seen was a late September SurveyUSA poll that had the measure in better shape with a 45-31 edge. 22 would impose massive costs on them that would lead to far fewer drivers in California and higher prices for customers. Local governments would also not be able to require companies to provide additional benefits or protections for their gig workers. More than $5 million will go towards turning out voters of color, while the rest will be for digital ads.
A Senate majority isn't assured. This is how close we are to flipping the Senate
Using FiveThirtyEight.com’s Senate forecasts, we can see just how close that dividing line between “good” and “the best ever” really is. So is a four-seat majority enough to pass the kind of aggressive reforms we need to safeguard our democracy? It’s a real dogfight just to get to a small majority. I actually think both Georgia Senate seats are looking good for us (even if we might need to wait until January to clinch the seats in runoff elections). That’s how close things are between a tied Senate, or even Republicans maintaining their majority, and a 10-seat majority that could become 14 seats nearly overnight with Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico statehoods.
Trump's October surprise commits the ultimate political sin—it's not just unbelievable, it's boring
Not only did the laptop come in without an identifiable source, it did so at a time when Hunter Biden was living on the opposite coast. Sure, there’s an understandable reluctance to post unsubstantiated emails that feature Hunter Biden delivering scenes from a mob film—if only because no one believes that Joe Biden would make a good Brando. Part one is publishing images of a supposed Hunter Biden that supposedly came from the mystery laptop. Instead of talking directly about Biden, Trump’s team is now busy focusing on the story of how no one will publish their thoroughly debunked material. If the umpteenth coming of the Hunter Biden story was already a limp choice for October surprise, this meta-fiction about that story is incredibly weak.
Trump's precious stock market plunges right as he makes closing argument to voters
After a smaller dip Tuesday, the Dow tumbled more than 943 points Wednesday, or about 3.4 percent," according to The Washington Post. The Dow has tumbled more than 2,400 points since early September, roughly an 8% decline. On Wednesday, Joseph LaVorgna, the chief economist at the White House National Economic Council, tried to pin the stock market dip on Europe. But no matter what happens, expect Trump to lie about the stock market. After all, among Trump’s list of first-term accomplishments, the White House included "ending the COVID-19 pandemic."
like the stock market isn't the economy, America just isn't the 12 states of the 2020 campaign
The last minute, multimillion-dollar boost will air intensive ad campaigns in all television markets in both states. Virtually all of the 2020 campaign has been in 12 states (based on campaign events). Silver notes that although polls are showing Biden with an advantage in Michigan and Wisconsin, "The polls have been tighter in Pennsylvania." [...]"(Pennsylvania) is close to being a must-win for Trump, who has only a 2% chance of winning the Electoral College if he loses Pennsylvania," Silver argues. Sun Belt states in which Biden is competitive include Florida, Arizona and Georgia, among others.
Twitter Star Mark Hamill Endorses Biden in Glorious Ad
Still from Mark Hamill’s new ad for BidenFrom Joe Biden’s Twitter feed:x Thank you for your support, @HamillHimself. pic.twitter.com/GlgnKz8q96 — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 28, 2020We’ve known Mark Hamill was anti-Trump for a while now, but this official Biden video makes it, well, official. The scrolling yellow text, like from the original Star Wars movies is a nice touch. It kinda hits home the point that this election really is the ultimate battle between good and evil. Thank you, Mark Hamill for being a hero both on-screen and off.
538 says there's "Little sign of the presidential race tightening."
x Right- @chrislhayes is absolutely right, The ABC/WashPO poll released their results as they fell. It showed Joe Biden 17 points (not a typo) ahead of President Trump, 57 percent to 40 percent, among likely voters. Project Veritas for years has misrepresented itself to get an inside look at how Democratic campaigns and liberal groups operate in Wisconsin and around the country. In the latest episode, a man with ties to Veritas posed as a documentary filmmaker to get interviews with liberal groups, according to those groups. In all, six groups said they were targeted: BLOC, Voces, Our Wisconsin Revolution, Souls to the Polls, Wisconsin Race Class Narrative Project and Wisconsin Voices.
My 1st Sign. I Took This Photo As A Marine Officer Walked Towards Me. He Was Pissed Off. So Was I.
But I was a Democrat at the end of December in the year 2000, and absolutely prepared to stand my ground. Here was our conversation:“Did you put that up there?”“Yup.”“Why are you displaying the flag like that?”“It’s an international sign of distress.”“I know it’s a sign of distress. He did not, as I’d expected, go onto the bridge and take down my sign, which I really appreciated. 1st experiment with approach/reveal — from a distance looks like a bus terminal or water fountain sign from the late 50’s. And the way to do that was by putting signs on freeways, but not like the ones I’d seen because those signs looked like crap.
Thinking moving towards landslide
because I am seeing more and more evidence that political professionals who have access to internal polls are seeing it. You look at where key people are being deployed — compare Mike Pence going to SC and Kamala Harris going to TX. Read between the lines on some of what Mitch says, and apparently he not only thinks Trjump is going to lose, but that he will lose his majority. There are even more stories embarrassing — or worse — for Trump that are breaking across multiple media outlets. we are seeing results of activity for registering voters in TX and GA, and turning out Native Americans in AZ.
Natives Turn Out in Record Number, Rev Up Actual Bus To Finish Trump in Arizona
In Kayenta, near Monument Valley and the Utah state line, fully one-third of the early ballots are coming from Navajos who have not voted in many years. The 25 paid field organizers of Northeast Arizona Native Democrats have been working to produce this turnout for many months. Of the first 11,800 early ballots returned in Apache County (Arizona’s far northeast which ironically includes the heart of the Navajo Nation), 7,732 have come from Democrats. The White Mountain Apache Tribe responded by creating a new bus line with twice-daily service between Canyon Day and Globe, the county seat with the nearest drop box for Gila County ballots. This doesn’t account for the fact that many county election officials, particularly in Democratic northeast Arizona, are behind in opening their mail.
Desperate Trump campaign trots out Melania to make partisan attacks
"Let us also not forget what the Democrats chose to focus on when COVID-19 first came into our country,” Melania offered. “While the President was taking decisive action to keep the American people safe, the Democrats were wasting American taxpayer dollars in a sham impeachment.”Um. So we’re in very good shape.”February 25: “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away.”February 27: “It’s going to disappear. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. Senate Minority Leader Schumer called on Trump to declare a national emergency on January 26.
'It's really important to me to be in this fight': DACA recipients working to get out the vote
Not only are their families at ongoing risk of separation, their immigration protections have been decimated. "Many of our leaders who are volunteering … their family members have gotten sick or lost their jobs because of the pandemic,” she said. "It's really important to me to be in this fight," Guzman said to CNN. Young voters respond to text messages, and NextGen America is reaching out to young voters in 11 battleground states to make sure they have a plan to vote. Sign up to volunteer, and spend some time sending text messages to get out the vote.
To Media, No Democrat Can Possibly Be Right-Wing
The media do report on the split, but they never identify the latter as representing the right at all. In fact, the phrase “right-wing Democrat” has not appeared in the New York Times for over 30 years. This is a common occurrence in media, and has the effect of normalizing the right wing of the party as the default. “Pragmatic”—meaning adapting sensibly and adopting realistic, fact-based positions—is another newspeak word media use to describe right-wing Democrats espousing pro-corporate policies, regardless of what the facts actually are. Corporate media are funded by the same sources that fund both parties and broadly share the same ideology, hence the reluctance to critique them.
Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots
Among the names being floated for possible Biden Cabinet posts are Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi and former CEO of eBay, and former Ohio Gov. “This plays to Joe Biden’s comfort zone,” said one former Republican member of Congress who is close to the Biden transition. Despite their criticisms, progressives have collected a handful of wins on the Biden transition. Some Cabinet positions have historically been considered less ideological than others, a “safe” slot to fill with a member of the opposite party. The Transportation Department, however, is expected to have a higher profile in a potential Biden administration that wants to focus on a major infrastructure package.
Biden holds a big lead over Trump, but race could tighten, according to CNBC All America Survey
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds an 11-point lead over President Donald Trump one week before the election, but the CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows the race could tighten. Biden leads Trump by 51% to 40%, a 2-point increase from the June poll and 6 points better than in April. Three of the least important issues — taxes, immigration and relations with China — are most critical to Trump voters. That's well below his best days in June 2018, when his net approval (approval minus disapproval) was positive 15. In fact, 18% of Biden's supporters believe the market will go up under Trump compared with 7% of Trump voters who believe it will rise under Biden.
Biden’s Plans for Latin America: End ‘Bully Dictating Policy’
And in a region where the former vice president feels the United States has long been regarded as a “bully dictating policy to smaller countries,” as he wrote in his book, a Biden White House would work more through persuasion than imposition, several advisers said in interviews. Keep up with Election 2020“The vice president fundamentally believes that the United States should be operating in mutual respect and a sense of shared responsibility,” said Jake Sullivan, a top foreign policy adviser to Mr. Biden. As a starting point, Mr. Biden is proposing a $4 billion aid package for Central America to address the causes of unauthorized migration and help defuse a third rail in American politics. And Mr. Biden’s advisers say they would seek to revive the anti-corruption campaign that set off political earthquakes across the Americas starting in 2014, but largely stalled in recent years. Critics said the Obama administration’s efforts to be seen as conciliatory and pragmatic made it lose leverage.
Biden Vs Trump Poll: Joe Biden Lead Shrinks As Donald Trump Tops 2016 Vote Share In IBD/TIPP Presidential Poll
Biden Vs Trump Poll: Suburbs Back ChallengerUrban voters prefer Biden by a 38-point margin, outperforming Clinton's 2016 result, the IBD/TIPP presidential poll update finds. The IBD/TIPP presidential poll shows suburban voters back Biden vs. Trump, 53.5% to 44%. Presidential Poll DemographicsIBD/TIPP's latest Biden vs. Trump poll suggests the president now leads by 8 points among senior citizens, 53%-45%. Meanwhile, Trump trails Biden among Hispanics, 33%-65.5% in the latest IBD/TIPP Biden vs. Trump poll. Yet the latest IBD/TIPP Trump vs. Biden poll finds important contrasts with the Trump vs. Clinton race.
White House Watch
President Trump has seesawed back into a one-point lead over Democrat Joe Biden in Rasmussen Reports’ daily White House Watch survey. On the last Wednesday before Election Day in 2016, Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton were tied at 44% apiece in Rasmussen Reports’ daily White House Watch. Rasmussen Reports has been releasing White House Watch weekly on Wednesdays since the beginning of July. But starting this week, White House Watch is being posted daily at 10:30 am Eastern. Please sign up for the Rasmussen Reports daily e-mail update (it's free) or follow us on Facebook.
Bloomberg is Funding Late $15 Million Push to Help Biden in Texas, Ohio
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is planning to spend around $15 million on television advertising in Texas and Ohio during the final week of the presidential campaign to help Democratic candidate Joe Biden defeat President Donald Trump, a Bloomberg spokesperson said on Tuesday. Statewide ads in Texas and Ohio will run from Wednesday through Election Day next Tuesday.
Social media's erasure of Palestinians is a grim warning for our future
In a new Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, former Silicon Valley executives warn of a dystopian future. The result, as we are consigned to discrete ideological echo chambers, is ever greater social and political polarisation and turmoil. Western publics are waking up very belatedly to the undemocratic power social media wields over them. Social media firms are now effectively monopolistic communication grids - similar to the electricity and water grids, or the phone network of a quarter of a century ago. But unlike the phone company, social media corporations control not just the means of communication, but the content too.
In Five States, the Presidential Race Isn't the Most Important Thing on the Ballot
Voters in those first four states will decide whether to legalize recreational use of marijuana; in the fifth, whether to allow medicinal use. But these ballot issues could make the difference nationwide, not just just in those five states. Marijuana hasn't remained illegal at the federal level because it's harmful. It's remained illegal at the federal level because keeping it illegal directs billions of dollars into government bureaucracies with thousands of employees. So far, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, and 11 states and DC have legalized recreational use, in direct nullification of federal law.
Arms Control and Domestic Security
Less talked about is the world's crumbling arms control infrastructure, much of which has occurred in the Donald Trump Administration. Little attention has been given to how much our current arms control policies will cost us in the long run. Arms Control Association Executive Director Daryl Kimball pointed out in his story "Trump's Dangerous Disarmament Diplomacy" that no one really wins an arms race. However, the decision is about more than just arms control agreements. Let us work toward a security that includes more economic and environmental security and fewer nuclear and traditional arms!
Big Tech Social Media is in Over its Head About Censoring Policies
(Image by DJANDYW.COM) Details DMCAI'm watching the live grilling of all the Big Tech Social Media leaders of Facebook, Twitter, and Google:The live grilling - there's no better word for it - will be over by the time you read this, so advance the timeline to 1:08 to watch the full hearing. Hiring more "fact checkers" won't work, since the information simply comes in too fast. Complying with government regulators and Congress won't work, especially since they do not agree among their divided parties; Senator John Tester said sarcastically that social media companies will soon be required to hire fact checkers that agree with him, or with other Senators. on social media, and then to allow everything aside from very narrowly defined incitements to violence, child pornography and other specifically defined criminal acts. As Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said "The cure for bad free speech is more free speech."
The Black Hole of Depressions: Doing nothing about Climate Emergency could cost more than all the Wealth in the World
* That is in the worst case scenario where the world does virtually nothing to stop carbon dioxide and methane emissions over the coming decades. Although the governments of the world talk a nice game, actually none of them is significantly reducing their annual emissions. In 2019, you, I, and everyone else on earth put nearly 37 billion tons of the dangerous heat-trapping gas, carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere, the third year in a row the number increased. A couple of years ago, this site estimated the value of all the immoveable property in the world at $217 trillion. This results from the ability of the oceans to absorb carbon dioxide.
How the US, Turkey, and Israel are fueling a forgotten war between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Subsequently a war broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory, killing 30,000, and displacing about a million people. I don’t think Russia thinks it’s a good move strategically to get more involved militarily. And, frankly, I don’t think that they think they have as big of a dog in the fight as we think they do. And the second thing is I don’t think there’s a lot of partisan points to be gained on it. Both Trump and Biden don’t think this is something that’s going to resonate with the American people, with voters.
Are Democrats open to expanding the Supreme Court? After Barrett, it looks that way
It's the first time a Supreme Court nominee has been confirmed without a single vote from a major opposition party since 1869. "Yes, the two Supreme Court cases that have been stolen, where these processes that are just wildly hypocritical have been used to jam through partisan nominees. Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, pointed out on CNN that "the size of the Supreme Court is not set in the Constitution. The number of senators needed to impeach a Supreme Court justice is 67. "Not just the Supreme Courts, but the other courts," she added.
Let’s Hold Senate Democrats’ Feet to the Fire Following Barrett Confirmation
It’s the first time a Supreme Court nominee has been confirmed without a single vote from a major opposition party since 1869. “Yes, the two Supreme Court cases that have been stolen, where these processes that are just wildly hypocritical have been used to jam through partisan nominees. But we’ve got to look at our federal courts as a whole,” Coons told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow following Barrett’s confirmation. The number of senators needed to impeach a Supreme Court justice is 67. “Not just the Supreme Courts, but the other courts,” she added.
Trump May Become First Republican to Lose Texas Since 1976, New Polls Suggest
The last time a Democratic candidate for president won in Georgia was in 1992, and the last time one was victorious in Texas was in 1976. Texas and Georgia, meanwhile, have also shown signs of shifting from their traditionally “red state” statuses to possibly going “blue” this year. But he has a rare opportunity to win Texas, too. That matches the aggregate of polls collected at RealClearPolitics, which finds Trump leading Biden in Texas by an average of 2.6 percentage points. In Georgia also, Trump is ahead of Biden within the RealClearPolitics collection of polls, but by a razor-thin margin, leading on average by 0.4 percent.
Is Trump Trying to Suppress Votes by Saying He’ll Disregard Election Results?
Trump could even persuade GOP-controlled state legislatures to submit separate slates of electors declaring him the winner, despite the certified popular vote. Both stand to benefit from a fair election that removes Trump and puts an end to his chaotic administration. A candidate openly attesting that they may not honor election results is a signal to the public that their vote will not count. Is the threat of Trump not accepting the election results a form of voter suppression? A candidate openly attesting that they may not honor election results is a signal to the public that their vote will not count.
Biden Slams Trump for Stranding Omaha Rallygoers in Near-Freezing Temperatures
Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden lashed out at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, making strong criticisms against the president for a campaign event that he held in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday night, which resulted in the stranding of thousands of rallygoers in near-freezing temperatures. Trump wrapped up his event at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, departing on Air Force One around 9 p.m. The Trump campaign took no responsibility for the mishap, claiming that it had provided enough buses for the event and blaming local road closures for what transpired. However, a local volunteer with the campaign offered a contrasting view of what happened, saying little guidance was given to local campaign officials on how to manage the exodus of supporters after the rally. He added that the event “captures President Trump’s whole approach in this crisis” as well, referring to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday’s Down-Ticket Elections Are the Most Important in Generations
Joe Biden wins, but the Democrats fail to take the Senate, ushering in four years of nothing getting done; 3. “Democrats need a net gain of four Senate seats to win the chamber if Biden loses,” reports CNN. In Colorado, GOP incumbent Cory Gardner is likewise facing a large polling deficit against his opponent, Democrat John Hickenlooper. In North Carolina, a sexting scandal surrounding Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham has not served to blow up his lead over GOP incumbent Thom Tillis. Iowa is close, with challenger Theresa Greenfield leading GOP incumbent Joni Ernst by a slim three points.
Barrett and GOP Threaten Health Care for Millions, Democrats Say
As early as November 10, the Supreme Court will consider a case at the center of the GOP’s years-long and deeply unpopular campaign to sabotage and dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Democrats argue the law has improved health care for millions and should remain. Democrats and their allies are hoping to sway undecided voters nervous about losing their health care during a public health crisis. In addition to her presumed opposition to the health care law, the new justice is also seen as a threat to LGBTQ rights, voting rights, racial justice and reproductive rights. “The Republican presidential platform calls for nominating judges who will reverse the Affordable Care Act,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island.
As US vote total surges, Trump, Republicans seek to block counting
In 2020, as many as 160 million people are expected to vote, with as many as 100 million voting early or by mail. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). By contrast, many heavily Republican states have early votes at a much lower percentage of 2016 turnout, including Missouri (19 percent), Oklahoma (14 percent), Alabama (7 percent) and Mississippi (5 percent). This explains why the Trump campaign is seeking to disqualify as many of the mail ballots and early in-person votes as possible, through bogus claims of fraud. In some Republican-controlled counties in Pennsylvania, officials have even decided as a matter of policy to begin counting mail ballots only after all in-person ballots have been tabulated.
Trump defends killer cops and police attacks on protesters in Philadelphia
… Last night, the city of Philadelphia was ransacked by violent mobs and Biden-supported people. When protests erupt against his hijacking of the election, Trump will declare them “anarchist riots,” “mob rule” and “domestic terrorism” to justify a police state crackdown. Both the Pennsylvania state house and City Hall in Philadelphia are controlled by the Democrats, who have overseen the police crackdown against protesters. In addition to the protests in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, protests in solidarity with Walter Wallace were held in New York City and Portland on Tuesday night. This is because their primary concern is to suppress popular opposition to Trump and contain the political crisis within the state.
Trump and Biden campaigns, Tropical Storm Zeta, California wildfires: 5 things to know Thursday
Remnants of Zeta to wallop eastern US with rain, windHurricane Zeta made landfall Wednesday near Cocodrie in Louisiana, with winds estimated at 110 mph, before weakening to a tropical storm early Thursday over central Alabama. Louisiana has had the worst of it this year, hit by two tropical storms and now three hurricanes. Zeta is the 11th tropical storm or hurricane to hit the U.S. this year, an all-time record high for the nation. It's also the fifth tropical storm or hurricane to hit Louisiana this year, an all-time record for the state. California wildfires: Progress but work remains to control blazesFirefighters are working to contain blazes in California Thursday as fires threaten upscale neighborhoods.
'Most valuable surrogate': Spouses are key in battleground states, lending firepower in final push
And beyond the traditional battlegrounds, polls have showed tightening races in states Trump won in 2016, like Iowa, and some where Democrats might have never imagined being competitive, like Texas and Georgia. She was very popular on the campaign trail and often brought out thousands of supporters on her own. “Michelle Obama was always just a rock star out on the campaign trail,” Han said. The Trump campaign has often looked to second lady Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence as a key surrogate on the campaign trail. Han said spouses likely don't sway voters on the campaign trail, but she maintained they can help generate excitement for the candidates.
The Trump Team’s Plan For The Final Days
The voting ends in five days. A lot of polls keep showing Joe Biden ahead, but the Trump team says no way. Erin Perrine Director of Press Communication for the Trump Campaign discusses the record-breaking amount of early voting, the polls and the campaign's plans for the final stretch. Election Day is quickly approaching and coronavirus cases continue to increase in states across the country. He also responds to critics who say masks don't work and explains why we shouldn't abandon public health measures when there is a vaccine available.
Newt Gingrich: Elections are never predictable — every vote matters
It is a cruel twist of fate that the most important election we have seen in modern American history is happening during the worst pandemic we have seen in modern American history. SEAN HANNITY: ONLY VOTERS CAN PREVENT DEMOCRATS FROM ENACTING 'RADICAL EXTREME SOCIALIST AGENDA'Nevertheless, it is vitally important that you vote — and that you encourage and help your friends and family to vote. So, it is important that you all vote — no matter where you live. Of course, the most recent, significant example of why every vote matters is Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. So, vote, make sure all your loved one’s vote, and let’s prove them all wrong again.
Biden vs. Trump: Europe watches the U.S. election closely — and hopes
US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden are seen during the first presidential debate on a YouTube video displayed on a screen of a smartphone. Transatlantic ties have fractured since President Donald Trump arrived at the White House in 2017, with clashes over trade, defense and technology. Trump has frequently opted out of traditional diplomacy standards by making announcements and commenting on different subjects via Twitter. "If Trump is re-elected, I don't think he will pursue this American tradition to be more pro-European in the second mandate. I don't think that if he is re-elected things will improve in the way we wanted them to improve," Juncker said.
Women for Trump's final 2020 push has rendered 'empowerment' meaningless
There is a Pepto Bismol pink bus coming to a swing state town near you, and it's not bringing Avon or Mary Kay cosmetics. The empowered women among them (see newly minted Supreme Court Justice-for-life Amy Coney Barrett) are appear perfectly happy to disempower other women by, for example, restricting reproductive rights. But no amount of empowerment word salad can hide the fact that Trump has disempowered women in American politics and policy. But no amount of empowerment word salad can hide the fact that Trump has disempowered women in American politics and policy. The pink empowered bus is on an 85-day tour, rolling into small towns and suburbs in battleground states.
Gold firms as dollar stalls, uncertainties loom ahead of U.S. polls
FILE PHOTO: Gold bars at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant in Vienna, Austria, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File PhotoSpot gold rose 0.1% to $1,879.71 per ounce by 0805 GMT, with some investors also taking advantage of Wednesday’s slide to a one-month low to buy gold. The U.S. elections and expectation of a pause in the dollar index are propping up gold, said Vandana Bharti, assistant vice-president of commodity research at SMC Comtrade. Also, “in giant economies like France and Germany, COVID-19 cases are increasing and again they are going for lockdowns. The dollar index rally took a breather as it steadied off a one-week peak scaled on Wednesday.
Oil extends losses on renewed coronavirus lockdowns, over-supply worries
SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Thursday, extending a 5% slump in the previous session, as governments’ renewed restrictions to curb a second wave of coronavirus infections and signs of a growing global oil supply glut send prices tumbling. FILE PHOTO: The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S., November 22, 2019. “The demand outlook is deteriorating as a second viral wave swept the U.S. and most part of the Europe. Stricter social distancing measures and more lockdowns may bring a larger-than-expected impact on global energy demand,” said Margaret Yang, a strategist at DailyFX. Oil had initially rebounded slightly from overnight losses in Asian morning trade on technical support and the prospect of tighter short-term supply as Hurricane Zeta slammed Louisiana.
Analysis: With improved leverage, North Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote
A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. flags ahead of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. [nL4N2HJ1HE]After months of tightening sanctions and trading threats, Trump then became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader at a summit in Singapore in 2018. [nL2N26N1QZ]‘GAME CHANGERS’While the United States’ far greater military might could swiftly inflict critical damage on North Korea, Pyongyang now poses a threat with its nuclear missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland. It was seen by military experts as another game changer, just as the Hwasong-15 ICBM launch in 2017 was. A military parade here this month highlighted how the North has beefed up its strategic weapons.
U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to Republicans in Pennsylvania, North Carolina vote-by-mail fights
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt setbacks to Republicans by allowing extended deadlines for receiving mail-in ballots in next Tuesday’s election in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, states pivotal to President Donald Trump’s re-election chances. The Supreme Court already had rejected a prior Republican request to block the lower court ruling on Oct. 19. The conservative-majority court on Wednesday also rejected a request by Trump’s campaign to block North Carolina’s extension of the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots, in another key battleground legal loss for Republicans. The public health crisis has prompted an increase in requests for mail-in ballots as voters seek to avoid crowds at polling places. In their earlier decision, the justices, shorthanded after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, were divided 4-4, leaving in place the state court ruling.
MMA fighters line up in Trump’s corner
The Trump campaign counts at least a dozen current and former fighters as top endorsers and surrogates, six of whom were featured at a Don Trump Jr. rally in Las Vegas earlier this month. Last month, former UFC champ Henry Cejudo – one of the most well-known Hispanic sports stars in Phoenix — spoke at a “Latinos for Trump” rally. A former Olympic gold medal wrestler, Cejudo’s appearance drew criticism because he’s the son of illegal immigrants from Mexico, whom the candidate has generally demonized. Rogan’s interview last week with rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West, a sometime-ally of Trump, racked up 7.9 million views on YouTube. Trump’s campaign revels in bashing the Hollywood and sports stars who support Biden and Black Lives Matter-related protests.
A Post-Trump Challenge: Getting Foreign Leaders’ Hands Off U.S. Politics
While the actual practice of foreign policy has often fallen short of that mythologized past, both parties have acknowledged the importance of the norm even when failing to respect it. Disturbingly, foreign leaders have started to treat their partnerships with the United States as a personal relationship with the man at the top and his family—no surprise for a batch of unabashedly authoritarian leaders. If Biden wins, he’ll arrive in office to find a series of counterparts now accustomed to this personal, partisan style, and will need to brush them back, quickly and decisively. These toxic trends were already underway before 2016, with an increasing number of foreign policy issues being decided along party lines. Foreign policy can, and should, transcend an individual presidency—a view the United States has held throughout most of its history.
Attacks on Obamacare threaten coverage gains among minorities
“Having millions suddenly lose their health insurance seems very likely to have an adverse impact." Without health coverage, many would lose access to much-needed care for chronic health conditions — and become more vulnerable to serious complications from Covid-19. Losing Medicaid coverage would be especially hard on communities of color, which also have been disproportionately affected by layoffs during the pandemic. Biden also proposes lowering the Medicare age to 60, which would further reduce the uninsured gap, and doubling investments into community health centers. POLITICO Live is hosting "Beyond COVID-19: Closing the Racial Health Gap” on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m.
What the blowout GDP report really means for Trump
The surge in new virus cases is already leading to more restrictions on activity that could further dent the economy. Trump, who has repeatedly mentioned that he would get this big GDP number right before the election, will almost certainly brag about how it is the best in history. And they are, in fact, record numbers. We need to regain almost 40 percent of the $1.85 trillion lost to get back to pre-crisis GDP levels.”Democrats are already preparing to rebut any Trump bragging over Thursday’s GDP number. “Current forecasts estimate that GDP will be substantially smaller than would have been the case if growth had continued at pre-pandemic rates.”
Why Trump needs to suppress the vote to win
Never before in modern presidential politics has a candidate been so reliant on wide-scale efforts to depress the vote as Trump. In 2016, he won Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — five of this year’s most important swing states — with under 50 percent of the vote. But the coronavirus — and Trump’s baseless warnings about widespread voter fraud — shifted a once-ancillary feature of campaigns into overdrive. Democrats pushed to ease voting rules amid the pandemic, and Trump pushed back. After the order was lifted in 2018, Trump and the RNC began assembling a massive poll-watching operation.
Houston voters are turning out in record numbers. Could they flip Texas for Biden?
In 2016, under Republican leadership, Harris County spent about $4 million to administer the elections. Go Nakamura / Getty ImagesAs a result, more Harris County residents have voted early this year than ever before. Basically, Texas doesn't flip if Harris County doesn't have supersized turnout.”He estimates at least 1.5 million voters need to turn out in Harris County for Democrats to have a reasonable shot at winning Texas. Hidalgo pointed out that voters in Republican-leaning precincts in northern Harris County have also benefited from the changes. In what some experts have taken as a signal of voter enthusiasm in Harris County, more than 29,000 people applied.
Poll: Biden holds narrow lead in Florida
Just a combined 2 percent of likely Florida voters are undecided or are voting for another candidate. In September's NBC News/Marist poll — conducted after the political conventions — the candidates were tied at 48 percent. Trump held a similar lead among Latinos in September's NBC News/Marist poll of the state. All of those demographic numbers are consistent with the NBC News/Marist poll from September. The NBC News/Marist poll of Florida surveyed 743 likely voters by cellphone and landline interviews from Oct. 25 to 27.
Latino voters targeted by abortion misinformation campaigns
"This is part of an ongoing campaign with far-right groups associated with the Catholic Church, focusing on pulling Latinx voters to the Republican side," Woolley said, adding that he saw similar misinformation in 2016 and 2018 likewise targeting religious Latino voters around abortion. But this year, the stakes are even higher, with Latino voters for the first time representing the largest group of minority voters in the country — an estimated 13.3 percent of all eligible voters, according to the Pew Research Center. Spanish-speaking populations are an especially important voter base in crucial swing states, like Texas, Florida and Arizona, where Latino communities are even larger than in the rest of the country. Democrats have expressed concerns through the campaign season that disinformation has been having a major impact on Latino voters, especially in states like Florida. "A lot of the misinformation being shared in Latinx religious communities are really partisan issues," Longoria said.
Opioid Crisis: Critics Say Trump Fumbled Response To Another Deadly Epidemic
Opioid Crisis: Critics Say Trump Fumbled Response To Another Deadly EpidemicEnlarge this image toggle caption Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Jessica McGowan/Getty ImagesWhen then-presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke in Manchester, N.H., a week before the 2016 election, he said the opioid crisis was destroying lives and shattering families. Before coronavirus hit, opioids were widely viewed as the nation's top public health crisis. "ONDCP did not issue a national drug control strategy for either 2017 or 2018," the GAO concluded. But in recent months, even some members of the Trump administration have begun voicing alarm. "We've seen very large increases in the number of individuals going to treatment programs," said Brendan Saloner, a researcher at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
'Guns, Protests And Elections Do Not Mix': Conflict Experts See Rising Warning Signs
Experts in global conflict warn this is a toxic brew and that conditions are ripe for conflict and maybe even violence in the U.S. Experts see rising signs of potential violence around the election in the U.S. "What we fear is that guns, protests and elections do not mix well," he said. In fact, some militia leaders say they are afraid of the protesters — on the left. Global conflict experts say it's not inevitable that the election or its aftermath will devolve into chaos.
Politics, COVID and attacks on civil service wearing on intelligence community as election approaches
WASHINGTON — A worsening pandemic and fears about losing their protections as civil servants amid ongoing political chaos is leading many intelligence officers in the U.S. government to consider leaving their agencies, according to more than 10 current and former intelligence officers who spoke to Yahoo News. “You’re going to have a mass exodus from the intelligence community,” said another intelligence officer. While it’s currently unclear how the executive order on the civil service might actually affect intelligence officers, Trump’s message on diversity already has. Other former senior intelligence officers felt that politics wouldn’t be the reason for any major loss of talent in the intelligence community. “If Trump loses, what does he do that could further damage the intelligence community?
President Trump, Joe Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. Thousands gathered in close proximity without wearing masks — a trend that was expected to continue through more than a dozen events in the final sprint to Election Day. Biden, meanwhile, heads later in the week to three more states Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, where he’ll hold a joint Saturday rally with former President Barack Obama. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns. Advertisement___AP’s Advance Voting guide brings you the facts about voting early, by mail or absentee from each state: https://interactives.ap.org/advance-voting-2020/.
Pennsylvania Latino voters could sway election between Biden and Trump
And while Joe Biden is expected to win Latinos handily, even small shifts toward Trump could prove pivotal in a state decided by less than 1% of the vote in 2016 that is again seen as likely to determine who wins the presidency. With Trump having lost ground among older voters, white women, and others, Latinos are seen as an area where he can grow support.
‘I regret voting for him': Ohioans hit by GM plant closure reflect on Trump
Photograph: Megan Jelinger/AFP/Getty ImagesLaid-off GM Lordstown workers still rail about that speech. He feels betrayed by GM’s decision to shutter the plant; he says the Lordstown workers were doing a “bang-up job”. Like many Ohioans eager to preserve manufacturing jobs, Green was irate that Trump called for boycotting Goodyear, which is based in Akron. After the Lordstown plant closed, Yakim, sturdily built with straight brown hair and a piercing gaze, transferred to the GM plant in Lansing, Michigan, driving four hours back to Ohio each weekend to visit his wife. “I told them voting has consequences.”After working at the Lordstown plant for 24 years, Adams also transferred to GM’s plant in Lansing, sharing an apartment there with a friend.
The Telegraph's big US election quiz
US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden will go head-to-head in a US election like no other in November, but how much do you know about previous US elections? Can you recall John F. Kennedy's age when he became the youngest person elected president? Who joins Mr Trump in being one of only two US presidents to have been divorced, and which US president stands at 6 ft 4 as the tallest man ever elected to the White House? The Telegraph's US election quiz is here to test your knowledge. You're guaranteed to pick up a few facts that you've never heard before.
What a Biden win means for a UK-US trade deal
A UK-US trade deal was meant to be the crowning achievement of post-Brexit Global Britain’s new freedom. But while Donald Trump is a vocal supporter of Brexit who has promised a “great” UK-US deal, Joe Biden’s election could kick it into the long grass. Last year, the Democrat candidate said he “would not sign any new trade deal until we have made major investments in our workers and infrastructure”. His senior foreign policy adviser Antony Blinken has pledged to end the "artificial trade war" with the EU, waged by Trump, even if a swift EU-US deal is unlikely. By extension, Biden and the Democrats will not welcome Britain leaving the EU without a trade deal.
Thursday morning news briefing: France goes into second lockdown
President Macron warns Europe is being 'overrun'First Germany, now France... is Britain next? France will be plunged into a second lockdown tomorrow after Emmanuel Macron said Europe was being "overrun" by a second wave of coronavirus which would be "harder, more deadly than the first". Boris Johnson - who in March was accused of waiting too long before imposing lockdown - is under pressure from Labour to impose a national "circuit breaker". He will meet ministers to decide if regional lockdowns are necessary in November after his scientific advisers predicted 85,000 people could die in the UK during a second wave of the virus - twice as many as in the original spike. The ranking reveals that the total wealth of Britain's most successful start-up chiefs rose from £4.5 billion last year to £8.5 billion.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson mocked for claiming he lost ‘damning’ Hunter Biden evidence in mail
Fox News host Tucker Carlson claims to have acquired incriminating documents about Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe – and then lost them in the post. Without providing any further details or evidence, Carlson said the “damning” documents had “vanished” on route, heavily implying foul play. Carlson said a producer had shipped the documents to him from New York to Los Angeles via a “brand-name company”. When they didn’t arrive, the shipping company told Fox that their package had been opened and the documents had “disappeared”. “Good job in getting the Very Important Documents, team.
Trump news live: Latest Biden updates as Supreme Court rejects president’s mail-ballot bid
He also wrote the book A Warning, which argued Trump posed an ongoing threat to America’s democracy. Taylor, who was recently interview as part of the BBC’s three-part documentary series The Trump Show, made the announcement on Twitter. “Much has been made of the fact that these writings were published anonymously. In a separate mail-in ballot case in Pennsylvania, the court declined a second, fast-tracked review of ballot deadlines in that state, where late-arriving ballots can be counted up to three days after 3 November. Blocking the measure “would not be in the public interest,” the court said.
Too hard to vote? Fired-up Black Americans are doing it anyway
Black voters, say residents and activists, have interpreted those actions as an attempt to disenfranchise them. Their response has been to turn out in record numbers in early voting in parts of Waco. “Based on what I’ve seen, it pisses Black voters off,” said Linda Lewis, director of political engagement for the local chapter of the NAACP, the country’s largest civil rights organization. BlackPAC, a left-leaning political action committee that tries to mobilize black voters, has relied on a mostly phone campaign since the coronavirus pandemic struck. Ida Hammonds, a 72-year-old retired hair stylist in Houston, said she grew up hearing her father’s stories about poll taxes and other methods used to disenfranchise Black voters.
Iran frets over U.S. election it insists doesn't matter
Top officials in Iran say the upcoming U.S. election doesn’t matter, but nearly everyone else there seems to be holding their breath. Or it could bring Joe Biden, who has raised the possibility of the U.S. returning to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. An Iranian woman holds up a national flag in July 2015 as people celebrate a landmark nuclear deal. | APAfter Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018 and restored crippling sanctions, Iran began publicly abandoning the agreement’s limits on enrichment. Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful and still allows IAEA inspectors to monitor its atomic sites.
Meagan Good dons shirt bearing Breonna Taylor's image at Black Lives Matter voting rally in LA
Actress Meagan Good honored Breonna Taylor as she participated in a Black Lives Matter protest in her native Los Angeles on Wednesday. The actress/model, 39, wore a black shirt with text that read 'arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor' on the front, and a picture of the late emergency technician on the back with the phrase 'Say her name.' She wrote: 'Friends, family, folks I haven't seen in a while, folks I don't even know lol PULL UP!!!!!! She encouraged people to meet 'at 211 W Temple St in DTLA at 3 pm and BRING YO BALLOTS' to vote. Focused: The stunning star wore a face mask at the public gathering in the City of AngelsMoving forward: The entertainer took to Instagram Stories with footage of her experience
‘I regret voting for him': Ohioans hit by GM plant closure reflect on Trump
Photograph: Megan Jelinger/AFP/Getty ImagesLaid-off GM Lordstown workers still rail about that speech. He feels betrayed by GM’s decision to shutter the plant; he says the Lordstown workers were doing a “bang-up job”. Like many Ohioans eager to preserve manufacturing jobs, Green was irate that Trump called for boycotting Goodyear, which is based in Akron. After the Lordstown plant closed, Yakim, sturdily built with straight brown hair and a piercing gaze, transferred to the GM plant in Lansing, Michigan, driving four hours back to Ohio each weekend to visit his wife. “I told them voting has consequences.”After working at the Lordstown plant for 24 years, Adams also transferred to GM’s plant in Lansing, sharing an apartment there with a friend.
America’s election - Why it has to be Biden
Those who accuse Mr Biden of the same or worse should stop and think. Yet, whereas most recent presidents have seen toxic partisanship as bad for America, Mr Trump made it central to his office. Nothing Mr Trump says can be believed—including his claims that Mr Biden is corrupt. President JoeThe bar to Mr Biden being an improvement is therefore not high. Mr Biden will not be able to end the bitter animosity that has been mounting for decades in America.
The 13 Races That Will Determine Senate Majority
The 13 Races That Will Determine Senate MajorityEnlarge this image toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Alex Brandon/APRepublicans hold the Senate 53-47. A Republican pickup here would mean Democrats would need to pick up four GOP-held seats and win the White House for Senate control. Maine: Republican Sen. Susan Collins is running against Democrat Sara Gideon, the state's House speaker. Kansas: This is an open-seat race because Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is retiring. Texas: Republican Sen. John Cornyn is favored against Democratic challenger MJ Hegar and has consistently led in public polling.
Trump's EPA rewrote the rules on air, water energy. Now voters face a choice on climate change issues
Trump EPA officials argue the opposite, despite what scientists and activists say. The Trump Administration, Environmental rollbacks, climate change, and pollution Harvard research director talks about the effects of the Trump administration's environmental roll backs to Air pollution and climate change. He announced an environmental justice grant for Detroit and pledged a more community-oriented focus in a second Trump administration. Even though Massachusetts has strong clean water laws of its own, there are streams and water bodies that have traditionally fallen under federal protection. For decades, Ohio EPA sent teams of biologists out to water basins throughout the state to take a census of the wildlife.
2020 Election Live Updates: Trump and Biden Will Visit Tampa on Same Day, Giving Voters Close-Up Contrast
The Supreme Court will allow election officials in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, two key battlegrounds, to accept ballots after Election Day. And Mr. Trump relishes and values the largely maskless crowds he draws by the thousands. “He is making people less favorable and less open to voting for him.” For Mr. Trump, holding a rally in Tampa amounts to coming full circle. —The Supreme Court will allow election officials to accept ballots after Election Day in two key battlegrounds: Pennsylvania and North Carolina. “There’s no question that’s why President Trump nominated Justice Barrett to the court,” Mr. Biden said.
Covid-19 Live Updates: Survival Rates Increase, and Not Just Because of Younger Patients
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Survival Rates Increase, and Not Just Because of Younger Patients In Europe, where countries are contending with a new wave of infections, unemployed young people face an especially tough path. At a New York hospital system where 30 percent of coronavirus patients died in March, the death rate had dropped to 3 percent by the end of June. Medical experts worry that the surges in cases around the country could roll back the improvements in mortality rates. “Do you ever notice, they don’t use the word ‘death,’ they use the word ‘cases’?” Mr. Trump said. The Marshall Islands reported its first coronavirus cases after two people who flew to a U.S. military base from Hawaii tested positive.
Unrest in Philadelphia after police kill a Black man roils the presidential campaign
To secure victory, Biden is counting on strong support from the populous suburbs around Philadelphia. Mark Tyler, a Biden supporter who has been out in Philadelphia amid the protests this week and worries the looting will overshadow Wallace’s death. “I think it could have been stronger,” said Helen Gym, a Democratic at-large member of the Philadelphia City Council, of Biden’s response. ADOn Tuesday, Biden issued a written statement expressing “shock and grief” at Wallace’s killing and said his was a “black life that mattered.”But that statement also urged the protesters to practice restraint. ), a potential 2024 presidential hopeful, invoked the unrest in Philadelphia to argue that Democrats would not crack down on looting or rioting.
Media embrace Biden after dismissing him as a likely loser
Many in the media are making the equivalent of a closing argument for Joe Biden, casting him as the right person at the right time. So any praise for Biden in the final days of the general election has to come to grips with the earlier dismissals. How could this guy possibly go up against President Trump? Allies fretted he would stumble in debates with President Trump and that his gaffes would give ample material to his tenacious opponent.”Now the situation would look starkly different without the coronavirus. Biden, at 77, has tried to contrast his black mask and cautious approach with the president’s White House events and big rallies.
Timeline: Key events in North Korea-U.S. ties since 2017
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s Kim Jong Un awaits the winner of next week’s U.S. presidential election armed with greater leverage in their high-stakes nuclear diplomacy thanks to a more powerful and versatile arsenal of weapons than at the start of the Trump presidency. Following are key moments in U.S.-North Korea relations since Donald Trump came to office in January 2017. 2017July 4North Korea test-fires the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)July 28North Korea conducts another Hwasong-14 ICBM testAug. 8Trump warns North Korea might face “fire and fury”Aug. 29North Korea fires Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM)Sept. 3North Korea carries out its sixth nuclear test, claiming to have mastered hydrogen bomb technologySept. 14North Korea fires a Hwasong-12 IRBMSept. 19Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North KoreaSept. 21North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called Trump as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard”Sept. 23U.S. B-1B bomber flies over the Korean Demilitarized ZoneNov. 29North Korea test-fires Hwasong-15 ICBM, capable of reaching the entire United States, and declares it has become a nuclear power2018Feb. 25North Korean official Kim Yong Chol expresses willingness for U.S. talks while visiting South Korea for the Winter OlympicsMarch 8South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s envoy delivers Kim’s invitation for Trump to visit North Korea; Trump agrees to meet KimMay 10Trump announces a June 12 summit with Kim in SingaporeJune 12Kim, Trump hold first summit in Singapore, agreeing to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula in exchange for U.S. security guaranteesJune 19South Korea, U.S. announce suspension of joint military exercisesJuly 27North Korea returns remains of 55 U.S. soldiersSept. 9North Korea displays ICBMs at military paradeSept. 10White House unveils Kim’s proposal for second summitNov. 16Kim guides test of “cutting-edge tactical weapon”2019Jan. 1Kim says he’s ready to meet Trump but warns of taking new pathFeb. 28Trump
Timeline: Key events in North Korea-U.S. ties since 2017
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s Kim Jong Un awaits the winner of next week’s U.S. presidential election armed with greater leverage in their high-stakes nuclear diplomacy thanks to a more powerful and versatile arsenal of weapons than at the start of the Trump presidency. FILE PHOTO: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump talk in the garden of the Metropole hotel during the second North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam Feb. 28, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo/File PhotoFollowing are key moments in U.S.-North Korea relations since Donald Trump came to office in January 2017. 2017July 4North Korea test-fires the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)July 28North Korea conducts another Hwasong-14 ICBM testAug. 8Trump warns North Korea might face “fire and fury”Aug. 29North Korea fires Hwasong-12 intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM)Sept. 3North Korea carries out its sixth nuclear test, claiming to have mastered hydrogen bomb technologySept. 14North Korea fires a Hwasong-12 IRBMSept. 19Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North KoreaSept. 21North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called Trump as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard”Sept. 23U.S. B-1B bomber flies over the Korean Demilitarized ZoneNov. 29North Korea test-fires Hwasong-15 ICBM, capable of reaching the entire United States, and declares it has become a nuclear power2018Feb. 25North Korean official Kim Yong Chol expresses willingness for U.S. talks while visiting South Korea for the Winter OlympicsMarch 8South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s envoy delivers Kim’s invitation for Trump to visit North Korea; Trump agrees to meet KimMay 10Trump announces a June 12 summit with Kim in SingaporeJune 12Kim, Trump hold first summit in Singapore, agreeing to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula in exchange for U.S. security guaranteesJune 19South Korea, U.S. announce suspension of joint military exercisesJuly 27North Korea returns remains of 55 U.S. soldiersSept. 9North Kore
Analysis: With improved leverage, North Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote
FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at U.S. President Donald Trump as they sit down for a dinner during the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019. After months of tightening sanctions and trading threats, Trump then became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader at a summit in Singapore in 2018. ‘GAME CHANGERS’While the United States’ far greater military might could swiftly inflict critical damage on North Korea, Pyongyang now poses a threat with its nuclear missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland. It was seen by military experts as another game changer, just as the Hwasong-15 ICBM launch in 2017 was. A military parade here this month highlighted how the North has beefed up its strategic weapons.
Analysis: With improved leverage, North Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s Kim Jong Un awaits the winner of next week’s U.S. presidential election armed with greater leverage in high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, thanks to a more powerful and versatile arsenal of weapons than at the start of the Trump presidency. FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 19th Meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), in this image released by North Korea's Central News Agency on October 5, 2020. After months of tightening sanctions and trading threats, Trump then became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader at a summit in Singapore in 2018. ‘GAME CHANGERS’While the United States’ far greater military might could swiftly inflict critical damage on North Korea, Pyongyang now poses a threat with its nuclear missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland. A military parade here this month highlighted how the North has beefed up its strategic weapons.
Wall Street sinks 3%, Dow at late July lows as pandemic surges
The sell-off accelerated during the session’s final minutes,with both the Dow and benchmark S&P 500 posting their biggest single-day declines since June 11. With just six days to the election, Wall Street's fear gauge .VIX spiked to its highest level since June 15. With Microsoft MSFT.O and Amazon.com AMZN.O, they weighed the most on the S&P 500. Of the 206 S&P 500 companies that have reported third-quarter earnings so far, about 83% have topped expectations, according to Refinitiv data. The S&P 500 posted one new 52-week highs and nine new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 15 new highs and 110 new lows.
Trump’s ‘No Christmas’ Scaremongering About Biden Presidency Spectacularly Backfires
Twitter users have pointed out a major flaw with President Donald Trump’s scaremongering about how Democratic nominee Joe Biden would respond to the coronavirus pandemic if he won the 2020 election. Trump warned supporters at a rally in Goodyear, Arizona, on Wednesday that a vote for Biden would mean “no kids in school, no graduations, no weddings, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas, and no Fourth of July together.”“Other than that you’ll have a wonderful life,” added the president. Check out the video here:
20 Republican Former U.S. Attorneys Condemn Donald Trump, Back Joe Biden
Twenty former U.S. attorneys ? all appointed by GOP presidents ? gave 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden their “strongest endorsement” in an open letter slamming President Donald Trump’s politicization of the Justice Department. The letter adds to Biden’s backing from figures or groups that would traditionally be expected to endorse the GOP candidate. More than 300 military families, nearly 500 retired military officials and 500 faith leaders have also signaled their support of Biden in recent weeks. Story continuesRelated...Kayleigh McEnany Once Had Some Pretty Nice Things To Say About Joe BidenTrump Says He’s Kept ‘Every Single One’ Of His Promises. Jimmy Kimmel Supercut Debunks The COVID-19 Lie That Trump Tells Over And Over AgainAlso on HuffPostLove HuffPost?
The Latest: Pakistan orders early closure of businesses
The Latest: Pakistan orders early closure of businesses shares emailA health official from the district office wearing protective gear, walks near a banner showing a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities have ordered all businesses, including restaurants, wedding halls and markets, be closed after 10 p.m. to contain a coronavirus resurgence that began this month. Also, authorities in the capital, Islamabad, asked police to arrest anyone violating social distancing rules by not wearing masks at public places. The government Thursday reported some of its highest single-day totals, more than 900 new cases and 16 deaths. Pakistan has reported 311,108 confirmed coronavirus infections, including 6,775 deaths.
‘Turning pain into purpose’: why the Covid crisis is driving Arizonans to the polls
“I’ve been turning my pain into purpose,” she told the Guardian. Facebook Twitter Pinterest A worker at a Covid-19 testing center at Phoenix College on 15 October. Throughout the summer, multiple polls found that between 60 and 70% of Arizonans disapproved of Ducey’s response to the pandemic. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Ann, and Bill Whitmire at their home in Phoenix, Arizona on 13 October. “Sometimes I feel overloaded.”Late last year, Arizona voters rated immigration, education and healthcare as top priorities, according to a survey conducted by the firm.
Israeli zeal for second Trump term matched by Palestinian enmity
Palestinians see the prospect of a second Trump term as disastrous. “If we are going to live another four years with President Trump, God help us, God help you and God help the whole world,” the Palestinian prime minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, said this month. It has also imposed further sanctions on Iran, a policy Israel has been advocating against its arch-enemy for years. “For Netanyahu personally, obviously he has a preference,” said Yohanan Plesner, a former Israeli politician and president of the Israel Democracy Institute. A Biden win may even be counterproductive for the Palestinian rights movement, he added, arguing that Trump exposed US policy in the region for the facade that it was.
The man who wants to help you out of debt – at any cost
Dave Ramsey, America’s most influential personal finance guru, drives a pickup truck that, he says, will eat your electric car. Ramsey believes that as long as you have one red cent of debt – credit card debt, student loans, car payments, mortgages, medical bills – you can never be free. People who have successfully paid off their debt using Ramsey’s program come in person to be interviewed on air. I have more than $80,000 in student debt, most of it from a master’s degree in journalism. So, on a recent Friday, a few minutes before the Dave Ramsey Show goes on air, I decide to call in.
Blow for Trump campaign as Supreme Court allows mail-in ballot extensions in battleground states – without new justice Amy Coney Barrett
The US Supreme Court has rejected Donald Trump’s re-election campaign attempt to block a deadline extension for North Carolina mail-in ballots that are postmarked by Election Day. In a separate mail-in ballot case in Pennsylvania, the court declined a second, fast-tracked review of ballot deadlines in that state, where late-arriving ballots can be counted up to three days after 3 November. Justice Barrett did not participate because she “has not had time to fully review" court filings, according to court spokeswoman Kathy Arbert. North Carolina election officials had extended the deadline as part of a legal settlement with union groups, approved under a state judge. The Alliance for Retired Americans had initially sued for a ballot deadline extension in Pennsylvania.
US Election 2020: Which promises has Trump kept in his presidency?
AdvertisementMIDDLE EASTOn Israel and the Middle East, Donald Mr Trump has done some of what he promised and then some. THE SUPREME COURTDonald Mr Trump promised to appoint a conservative judge and by his election is likely to have appointed three. Mr Trump may not be that ideologically motivated but he knows many of his voters are. Whereas Barack Obama held back from filling a vacant Supreme Court seat until after the last election, Mr Trump is showing no such qualms. Mr Trump has resorted to using defence funds to build the wall, after battling through the courts for the right to do so.
Nancy Pelosi says Trump should accept election results 'like a man'
Nancy Pelosi says Donald Trump should accept the election results “like a man” rather than trying to undermine the democratic process. Speaker Pelosi took aim at the president and accused him of trying to “stir the pot” with his claims that votes received after election day should not be counted. The states will count the votes that they have in a timely fashion," Pelosi said on MSNBC. "The easiest thing for him (Trump) to do is to stand up like a man and accept the results of an election of the American people. “We’ll see what happens.”There is no law requiring states to certify their election results on election day and federal law says they have until 8 December to resolve any “controversy or contest” about appointing its electoral college electors.
Trump’s closing argument on virus clashes with science — and voters’ lives
“Do you ever notice, they don’t use the word ‘death,’ they use the word ‘cases’?” Trump said. Polling and interviews with voters show that most are not inclined to trust Trump’s sunny forecast. By a 12-point margin, voters said they preferred Biden to lead the response to the pandemic rather than Trump. And 59% of voters said they favored a national mask mandate, including majorities of Democratic and independent voters, and 3 in 10 Republicans. For most voters, however, Trump’s insistence that happy days are almost here again has fallen flat.
US election: Trump's virus stance an 'insult' says Biden as rhetoric heats up
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term in office. Joe Biden vowed not to campaign in the election homestretch "on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch." He called Trump's handling of the coronavirus an "insult" to its victims, especially as cases spike dramatically around the country. "Even if I win, it’s going to take a lot of hard work to end this pandemic," Biden said during a speech in Wilmington, Delaware. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns.
Biden would consult allies over U.S. tariffs on China, advisers say
Democrat Joe Biden would immediately consult with America’s main allies before deciding on the future of U.S. tariffs on China, seeking “collective leverage” to strengthen his hand against Beijing if he is elected president, Biden top advisers said Wednesday. The advisers declined to say whether the Democratic presidential candidate would be inclined toward lifting the massive tariffs on China that Trump has used to fuel a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. In political rallies, Trump has often claimed that Biden would take a softer approach to China. Immediate consultation would be needed “to identify areas where we can bring collective leverage on China,” Prescott said. “But they’ve been alienated, they’ve been insulted by President Trump, and that’s made our hand with China even weaker than it should be.”
[US elections and Korea] Biden will be more rigorous on North Korea, experts say
NATIONAL(AP-Yonhap)With the US presidential election just days ahead, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has not said much about his policy on the Korean Peninsula.All he has said so far is that the leader of the North Korean regime is a thug, and he will meet with Kim Jong-un only if Pyongyang agrees to draw down its nuclear capacity as a precondition.During the final presidential debate last week, Biden said that when the Chinese asked why the US was moving its missile defense up so close and continuing its military maneuvers with South Korea, he told China, “It’s because North Korea is a problem, and we’re going to continue to do it so we can control them.”Biden said he told the Chinese, “If you want to do something about it, step up and help. If not, it’s going to continue.”He also said Trump has “legitimized North Korea,” referring to the North’s leader Kim as a thug, adding that Trump “talks about how we’re better off. And they have much more capable missiles, able to reach US territory much more easily.”Biden’s Democratic Party has traditionally emphasized multilateral cooperation and a process-oriented negotiation on North Korean issues.Things have changed, however, as US President Donald Trump’s much-hyped summitry with Kim made North Korea, the traditional hermit, a country at the center of greater global attention.More importantly, more Americans now see the North’s nuclear arsenal as a threat to their own territory.Biden is therefore likely to take a stronger or more proactive approach compared to the “strategic patience” policy of the Obama administration, observers say.Choi Kang, acting president of Asan Institute for Policy Studies, thinks Biden will “try to confirm the North’s commitment to denuclearization through its actions.”Kim Hyun-wook, chief of US research at the state-run Korea National Diplomatic Academy, said Biden’s North Korea policy will likely be a stringent one based on sanctions.“He seems to be willing to negotiate in earnest on the North
US backs Yoo against rival, throwing WTO race up in the air
NATIONALSouth Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (left) is competing against Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria`s ex-finance minister. (AFP-Yonhap)The World Trade Organization’s leadership race has been thrown up in the air, as the US blocked the Nigerian front-runner and decided to put its weight behind South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, despite her failure to win majority support from the member states.At a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday, the selection panel of the WTO recommended Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director general, as she won a vast majority of backing from the multilateral body’s 164 member states.But the US, critical of the WTO’s dealings in trade, raised a last-minute objection against Okonjo-Iweala and opted for Seoul’s candidate. 2 official at the World Bank, was endorsed by 106 out of the 164 states, including the 27-block EU and the 55-member African Union, Japan and China, according to media reports. The members eventually compromised and gave each a three-year-term, shortened from four.Observers say the US stance could be affected by the result of the presidential election on Nov. 3, in which Democratic nominee Joe Biden is currently leading the polls.The race initially started with eight contenders. Three candidates -- from Mexico, Egypt and Moldova -- were removed after the first round, followed by three more -- from Britain, Saudi Arabia and Kenya -- who were eliminated after the second round.Whoever is selected will become the first female chief in the WTO’s history.By Ahn Sung-mi ( sahn@heraldcorp.com
US backs Yoo against rival, throwing WTO race up in the air
The World Trade Organization’s leadership race has been thrown up in the air, as the US blocked the Nigerian front-runner and decided to put its weight behind South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, despite her failure to win majority support from the member states.At a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday, the selection panel of the WTO recommended Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director general, as she won a vast majority of backing from the multilateral body’s 164 member states.But the US, critical of the WTO’s dealings in trade, raised a last-minute objection against Okonjo-Iweala and opted for Seoul’s candidate. It must be led by someone with real, hands-on experience in the field,” it said.This comes after the WTO completed the third and final phase of consultations –- where each member state indicates their preferences, as part of the selection process to pick the next director general, replacing Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, who stepped down a year early in August after seven years at the helm.During the latest round, Okonjo-Iweala, who served as her country’s finance and foreign minister and was formerly the No. 2 official at the World Bank, was endorsed by 106 out of the 164 states, including the 27-block EU and the 55-member African Union, Japan and China, according to media reports. The members eventually compromised and gave each a three-year-term, shortened from four.Observers say the US stance could be affected by the result of the presidential election on Nov. 3, in which Democratic nominee Joe Biden is currently leading the polls.The race initially started with eight contenders. Three candidates -- from Mexico, Egypt and Moldova -- were removed after the first round, followed by three more -- from Britain, Saudi Arabia and Kenya -- who were eliminated after the second round.Whoever is selected will become the first female chief in the WTO’s history.By Ahn Sung-mi ( sahn@heraldcorp.com
The age of the elderly candidate: how two septuagenarians came to be running for president
But it has fuelled debate over whether the mental and physical toll of old age could impair the decision-making of the person with the nuclear codes. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Former president Jimmy Carter, 96, is the longest lived US president in history. I’m happy to have that comparison.”Critics have suggested that Trump’s crude tactics could be seen as insulting by elderly voters and backfire. Photograph: Nicole Hester/APDuring the past two Democratic primary cycles Senator Bernie Sanders, now 79, showed that age is no barrier to campaigning hard or exciting young voters. The president trails among elderly voters by more than 20 points, according to recent CNN and Wall Street Journal/ NBC News polls.
Sunshine State showdown: Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to Florida
Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, is a major prize in next Tuesday’s election and a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Trump and Biden running neck and neck in the state. Opinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but his lead is tighter in battleground states. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday showed Trump had essentially moved into a tie with Biden in Florida, with 49% saying they would vote for Biden and 47% for the president. After his Tampa rally, Trump will head to another key battleground state, North Carolina, to stage an evening event in Fayetteville. Biden will travel to Wisconsin on Friday and campaign with former President Barack Obama in Michigan on Saturday, the campaign said.
‘Primary Food Source Is Weed’: Sen. Hawley Rips Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Over New York Post Censorship Explanation
Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley slammed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday for censoring stories from the New York Post about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, saying Dorsey’s primary food source is marijuana. This level of idiocy confirms the widespread impression that Jack’s primary food source is weed https://t.co/EREVsyKLty — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 28, 2020The New York Post report alleges that Joe and Hunter Biden met with a Burisma executive in 2015. Twitter then started to censor the story on its platform that night and suspended multiple accounts who had shared the post. Twitter then suspended President Donald Trump’s official campaign account after it posted a video relating to the Post’s report. (RELATED: ‘Who The Hell Elected You?’ — Ted Cruz Criticizes Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey For Censoring NY Post, Denying The Platform Impacts Elections)The Senate Judiciary Committee, which Hawley is a member of, is also planning on questioning Dorsey about censorship, as well as Zuckerberg at a later date.
GOODMAN: Rejecting The Media ‘Gatekeepers’
Lesley Stahl, a Hall of Fame media veteran, opted to continue the show’s history of reporter-centric investigative journalism by sculpting questions to reinforce it. The Media Research Center released an empirical study showing just how much the media has fed into this. Yet t he president may win reelection despite it all because the public distrusts the media more than ever before. A Gallup poll in August reinforced what we already sensed: 84% of Americans blame the media for the nation’s divisiveness. Adam Goodman is a national Republican media strategist and columnist.
‘I Will Not Tolerate Any Beard-Shaming’: Jack Dorsey’s Quarantine Look Steals The Show At Tech Hearing
If I wanted to be lied to by Jack Dorsey, I could just read his tweets. pic.twitter.com/uRQsPShLpO — Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) October 28, 2020Jack Dorsey’s beard is the least unwise part of his appearance this morning so far. — Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) October 28, 2020on a lighter note… jack dorsey’s beard?!? Reason senior editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown described Dorsey’s “Rasputin beard” as “awesome.” (RELATED: Chris Wallace Presses Gretchen Whitmer On Biden Business Dealings: ‘It Sure Sounds Like Influence Peddling’)I can’t be the only one who thinks Jack Dorsey’s Rasputin beard is awesome? Everyone tempted to mock Jack Dorsey’s pandemic beard/vibe: walk over to a mirror right now.
Latest Poll Shows Biden Opening Gargantuan 17 Point Lead Over Trump In Wisconsin
The latest polls show former Vice President Joe Biden holding a large advantage over President Donald Trump in Wisconsin and extending his lead in Michigan with less than a week to go before Election Day. Data published Wednesday by The Washington Post and ABC showed Biden leading Trump by 17 points among likely voters in Wisconsin (57-40), while the Ipsos/Reuters poll — also published Wednesday — gives Biden a 9 point advantage among likely voters in the same state. (RELATED: Trump Campaign Increases Campaign Ad Spending, Focuses On Critical Battleground States)Biden’s lead in Michigan is smaller but still significant. Biden leads Trump nationally by 7.2 points, according to the average. A survey published Monday by the University of Wisconsin showed Biden holding additional advantages among early Rust Belt voters.
‘Who The Hell Elected You?’ — Ted Cruz Criticizes Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey For Censoring NY Post, Denying The Platform Impacts Elections
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticized Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday for censoring stories from the New York Post about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. As you know, I have long been concerned about Twitter’s pattern of censoring and silencing individual Americans with whom Twitter disagrees,” Cruz said. Why did Twitter make the decision to censor the New York Post,?” Cruz asked Dorsey. “Today, right now, the New York Post is still blocked from tweeting, two weeks later,” Cruz continued. The New York Post report alleges that Joe and Hunter Biden met with a Burisma executive in 2015.
Jeff Flake Films Biden Campaign Ad: ‘Our Country Will Be Better For It’
Former Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake filmed a campaign ad for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, insisting the United States “will be better” if President Donald Trump is defeated. “I’ve been a conservative Republican my entire life,” Flake said in the ad released Wednesday. “I’ve never before voted for a Democrat for president, but this year, principle and conscience require me to do just that. I’m voting for Joe Biden.”WATCH:“Who will best restore decency and civility to the White House?” Flake continued. Kasich and Flake are reportedly being vetted by the Biden campaign for potential cabinet positions should the former vice president win the presidency.
EXCLUSIVE: Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson Won’t Call Tony Bobulinski To Testify Before Election
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson will not call Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski to testify before the November 3 elections, the Daily Caller has learned. The Biden family has not yet disputed this information. Johnson interviewed Bobulinski on Friday, saying after he hopes Bobulinski will speak to the Senate Homeland Security Committee as soon as possible, something Bobulinski said he would be willing to do in his interview with Carlson. However, Johnson will not call on Bobulinski to testify in front of the committee before the November 3 elections. “Senator Johnson appreciates Mr. Bobulinski’s forthrightness regarding his first-hand account of the Biden family’s business dealings,” the Johnson spokesperson continued.
Man Arrested For Brandishing Knife, Baton At Trump Rally
A man was arrested by Maine police after reportedly brandishing a knife and a baton at a Wednesday campaign rally for President Donald Trump. Wade Betters of the Bangor Police Department said according to the Associated Press. Republican South Dakota Gov. Beitzell told the Associated Press that the incident began when he flipped off a Trump bus from about 50 yards away. One of the men was a South Dakota police officer, but Beitzell said that he refused to show his badge when asked.
‘He Should Be Prosecuted’: Trump Reacts To Unveiling Of ‘Anonymous’ Op-Ed Author
Trump criticized Taylor in tweets hours after Taylor came forward as the op-ed’s author on Twitter. His op-ed detailed what he called a “resistance” within the Trump administration made up of officials attempting to thwart Trump’s policies. Trump called Taylor a “low level lowlife” and a “sleazebag” during his Tuesday evening rally in Arizona. Trump tells this Arizona rally that Anonymous aka @MilesTaylorUSA “should be prosecuted.” — Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) October 28, 2020Who is Miles Taylor? (RELATED: ‘Disgruntled Employee’: Trump Responds To Taylor’s Biden Endorsement)The Trump administration initially vowed to investigate and discover the op-ed’s author, but the investigation never came to fruition.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Can’t Think Of Any Liberal Who Has Been Censored
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were unable to think of any liberal person or entity that has been censored by either platform during Wednesday’s Senate hearing on big tech censorship. Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee asked Zuckerberg and Dorsey to name “one high-profile person or entity from a liberal ideology” that was barred off either platform. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey really struggled when asked to list a person or entity from the political left that Twitter or Facebook have censored. Lee then turned his attention to Twitter, asking Dorsey if he could provide an answer for the same question, according to Fox News. “Well, we can give a more exhaustive list, but again, we don’t have the political ideology of our accounts,” Dorsey said.
‘You Better Apologize For That!’: Rudy Giuliani Threatens To Walk Out During Interview With Fox Business Network Anchor
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani demanded an apology Tuesday and said “I think our interview is now over,” after a Fox Business Network host suggested he was acting like Christopher Steele. You better apologize for that,” Giuliani told Lisa Kennedy after the host questioned his description of material that has allegedly been found on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Steele was the former MI6 agent who prepared a largely discredited dossier for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Hunter Biden has not denied leaving his laptop with the computer repair shop. I think our interview is now over.”Giuliani continued, “Christopher Steele is a criminal.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS: Police Unable To Handle Philadelphia Looters As Businesses Get Ransacked
PHILADELPHIA — Police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were unable to handle swarms of looters Tuesday evening as parts of the city devolved into unrest following an officer-related shooting Monday. Speeches turned to marching in the early evening, and west Philadelphia remained tense but largely peaceful, according to reporters on the ground. Reporters saw few interactions between police and looters, with looters almost always successfully fleeing the scene. Philadelphia police commanders called the evening on Aramingo Avenue “a total loss,” according to CBS3 reporter Joe Holden. After looters fled the area for the last time Tuesday, large bouts of destruction would remain on Aramingo Avenue.
‘Change My Vote’ And ‘Hunter Biden’ Appear Together In Top Google Search Trends — What Does It Mean?
Matthew Weil, the director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Elections Project, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about the uptick in people searching if they can change their vote, the potential impact on the election and more. Google trends showed an uptick in searches for the phrases “change my vote” and “Hunter Biden” following the second and final presidential debate. The president responded to the trend Tuesday morning via Twitter by encouraging people to change their votes if possible. “In most states this is not an option,” Weil said in reference to whether people can change their ballots. “It’s an option in a select few states,” such as Pennsylvania.
EXCLUSIVE: Senate Committee Successfully Verifies All Bobulinski Materials Reviewed To Date
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has been successful in verifying all materials reviewed so far from Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski, the Daily Caller has learned. Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson will not call Bobulinski to testify before the November 3 elections, as the committee is working to review all the information provided to the committee by Bobulinski. The Biden family has not yet disputed this information. Johnson interviewed Bobulinski on Friday, saying after he hopes Bobulinski will speak to the Senate Homeland Security Committee as soon as possible, something Bobulinski said he would be willing to do in his Tuesday interview with Carlson. All information provided to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee by Bobulinski will continue to be reviewed.
This Maverick Pollster Had Trump Ahead In 2016. Here’s Why He Has Him Ahead In 2020
The Trafalgar Group was one of the only pollsters in the country to predict President Donald Trump’s 2016 wins in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Four years later, it is one of only two major polls in the country that has Trump up against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden nationally. Here’s why.
Former Homeland Security Staffer Miles Taylor Comes Forward As ‘Anonymous’
“Anonymous,” the unnamed author who, while part of President Donald Trump’s administration, wrote a New York Times op-ed sharply criticizing him, revealed his identity Wednesday as Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff to a former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Taylor also authored “A Warning,” a book that anonymously criticized the president from the perspective of a member of the Trump administration. Taylor revealed his identity Wednesday in a Medium post. “I saw Donald Trump prove he is a man without character, and his personal defects have resulted in leadership failures so significant that they can be measured in lost American lives,” Taylor wrote. My statement: https://t.co/yuhTgZ4bkq — Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020Taylor left the administration in 2019 and has publicly criticized Trump and the administration for months.
6 Days Out — Here’s Where The Election Stands
With six days until Election Day, President Donald Trump is campaigning in swing states across the country in an effort to close Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s lead. Trump held three rallies Tuesday across the Midwest, traveling to Lansing, Michigan, West Salem, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska. Biden leads Trump by 9.2 points nationally, and by nine and 8.1 in Wisconsin and Michigan. In Pennsylvania, the third Rust Belt state that Trump won in 2016, Biden leads by 5.3 points, according to FiveThirtyEight. The Biden campaign’s stops in traditionally conservative states reflect its push to expand the electoral map beyond just the upper Midwest.
‘Misleading The Public’: Backlash Builds Against NYT For Hyping ‘Anonymous’ Author Miles Taylor As ‘Senior Administration Official’
The New York Times faced a wave of criticism Wednesday for hyping former “Anonymous” author Miles Taylor, a former Homeland Security staffer, as a “senior” Trump administration official. Taylor, who revealed his identity Wednesday, wasn’t even an agency chief of staff at the time he wrote the op-ed. “I also didn’t realize the definition of ‘senior administration official’ could be *this* expansive,” noted Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. Journalists criticized the New York Times Wednesday for over-hyping the unnamed author of “Anonymous” — Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff to a former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. (RELATED: Former Homeland Security Staffer Miles Taylor Comes Forward As ‘Anonymous’)Donald Trump is a man without character.
‘Really Weird People’: Josh Hawley Rips Power Of Big Tech’s ‘Modern-Day Aristocracy’ To Suppress Speech
Fireworks from the proceedings included Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz harshly criticizing Dorsey for stating that such censorship does not impact elections, a clip of which Fox News host Tucker Carlson played before introducing Hawley. “What did we learn today?” Tucker asked. WATCH:“Well, we learned that the tech companies are gonna keep doing this,” Hawley responded. “Where one tiny group of, in Jack Dorsey’s case, really weird people control what we’re allowed to say, what we’re allowed to share, who’s allowed to report on what. It’s just absolutely ludicrous.”Hawley called it a “modern-day aristocracy” that will continue “until Congress stops it,” but ended the segment by lamenting that Congress “isn’t focused on doing anything” on the issue.
‘I’m A Bed-Wetter’: Juan Williams Admits He’s Worried About Election Outcome
Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Wednesday that he was worried about the outcome of the presidential election. “Juan Williams, I think you would agree that the race is a little closer than the polls would suggest, don’t you?” Watters asked. “Offense in Delaware?” Watters laughed. “Delaware is right there next to Pennsylvania and Delaware —” Williams pushed back. “Because Nevada is right next to Arizona,” Watters laughed.
‘Coward’ … ‘Liar’ … ‘Clown’ — White House Senior Staff Pile On Former DHS Chief Of Staff Miles Taylor’s Coming Out As ‘Anonymous’
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany issued a scathing statement in response to former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor’s Wednesday admission revelation that he is the infamous “Anonymous” Trump administration official. “President Trump is focused on leading the great American comeback and keeping his promises to the American people,” McEnany wrote. Miles Taylor? — Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) October 28, 2020I rolled my eyes so hard I nearly tipped backwards. To paraphrase Andy Warhol: In the future, everyone will be a Senior Admin Officials for 15 minutes.
‘Baffled And Deeply Bothered By This’: Tucker Carlson Says ‘Damning’ Hunter Biden Documents ‘Vanished’
Fox News host and Daily Caller cofounder Tucker Carlson said Wednesday that confidential documents related to Hunter Biden “vanished” en route to him. Carlson said that he had asked a producer to ship the documents — which were reportedly related to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his family — to him in Los Angeles, where he was preparing to interview Biden associate Tony Bobulinski. Carlson hinted that the documents his source provided might shed more light on the situation, but as he said during Wednesday’s show, they never arrived in Los Angeles. “So we texted a producer in New York and asked him to send those documents to us in LA, and he did that. “But the Biden documents never arrived in Los Angeles.”By the next morning, Carlson said the shipping company — which he did not name — said that the package had been opened and the contents had disappeared.
‘We’ve Heard That Line A Lot’: Martha MacCallum Fires Back At Pete Buttigieg Over ‘Spreader Event’ Claim
(RELATED: Pete Buttigieg Defends Biden, Says Barrett Confirmation Violates ‘The Spirit Of The Constitution’)WATCH:“Obviously you couldn’t have more different schedules,” MacCallum said as she turned the question to Buttigieg. Joe Biden was in Delaware. We’re also not taking anything for granted, which is why you’ll continue to see Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and folks like me out there pounding the ground. “As you say, this is a very competitive race so may turn out that less is more,” MacCallum said. “I’m not even sure those visits from Donald Trump are really helping him, right?” Buttigieg said with a smile.
ROGER STONE: Here’s How Trump Could Still Pull Off A Historic Upset On Election Day
As we approach Election Day, President Trump has the odds stacked against him, but victory may in fact be at hand. With increased violence against and harassment of Trump voters, many Trump voters will simply not tell a pollster over the telephone that they are going to vote for the president. In one single week of September, the Trump campaign celebrated volunteers knocking on more than 500,000 doors in swing states. If President Trump had these votes previously, it can be reasonably assumed that he could win them back. This means the Trump campaign or the RNC must also spend additional resources on turning out votes that previously would have already been tabulated by Election Day.
Joe Biden Rumored ‘Basement Strategy’ Really IS His Actual Campaign Plan
In September, Trump wrote: “Basement Biden is no longer playing well in the polls!”And just this week during a raucous campaign speech, Trump had a field day mocking the 77-year-old Democratic presidential nominee. One thing, I did five, six and sometimes seven of these in one day those last few days,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Now, it turns out, the Biden Basement Strategy really IS real. Somebody said it’s strategy, it’s not, because really strategy would be coming out,” Trump said in New Hampshire. Perhaps Joe’s basement strategy will work out.
SHAPIRO: Blaming Trump For COVID Is Dems’ Anti-Fact Religion
Until COVID-19 hit, President Donald Trump was on a glide path to reelection. The narrative that Trump is responsible for COVID’s death toll, then, is a religious argument, not a factual one. It is reliant on a perverse view of the universe by which Trump is responsible for all evil, a miasmatic orange Satan haunting the land. And, the theory goes, if Trump is excised, COVID will be controlled by someone with a steadier hand. But so long as Trump is labeled the true scourge, rather than COVID, Trump will pay the political price.
Ep. 636 - We All Know Joe’s Corrupt
636 - We All Know Joe’s CorruptThe Michael Knowles Show | Oct 28th, 2020A whistleblower exposes deep corruption in the Biden family, “can I change my vote?” trends on Google, and a wife becomes a lesbian to stay married to her transgender husband.
Expensify CEO Tells 10 Million Customers To Vote For Biden Or Face Possible ‘Civil War.’ Clients Pummel Him.
If you are a US citizen, anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy. The trend couldn’t be more clear: Biden wants democracy, Trump does not. A vote for Trump is to endorse voter suppression, it really is very basic. A vote for Biden is a vote for democracy. Or based on the ruthlessness of their voter suppression?
Ep. 590 - If You Elect Democrats, You Get The Chaos You Deserve
590 - If You Elect Democrats, You Get The Chaos You DeserveThe Matt Walsh Show | Oct 28th, 2020Today on the Matt Walsh Show, rioting raged in Philadelphia for a second night, and spread to New York, DC, and elsewhere. This is what you get from Democrats: they sit and watch while their cities burn. He is not the only BLM martyr in the last few months to have a history of abusing women. And in our Five Headlines, an explosive Tucker Carlson interview with the man blowing the whistle on Biden family corruption. And for our Daily Cancellation, in perhaps my most deserved and necessary cancellation yet, I will be cancelling dancing.
Ep. 985 - Here's the Deal
985 - Here's the DealThe Andrew Klavan Show | Oct 28th, 2020The Biden laptop tells us what we always knew - Joe Biden is venal and stupid. The mailbag, however, is righteous and wise.
Trump Has Condemned White Supremacists
You see these white supremacists coming out from under the rocks. So, contrary to Biden’s claim that Trump has “yet once to condemn white supremacy, the neo-Nazis,” in the course of two days, Trump did it twice. Trump, Aug. 15, 2017: I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally. Nor was that the last time Trump condemned white supremacy by name. But Biden went too far when he said Trump has “yet once to condemn white supremacy, the neo-Nazis.
The Thought Leaders Issue: Jennifer Lawrence
This article appears in V127's Thought Leaders Issue, available for pre-order now. He does not represent my values as an American, and most importantly as a human being. The hope is to make Americans aware of the corruption in our government, so we can vote it out. Tamika Mallory is doing great work for the Black community with her organization Until Freedom. As a white American, I’m listening, learning and trying to show up as an ally.
AOC Has Already Changed D.C. It Hasn’t Changed Her Much.
So the Democratic Party has a role to play in this problem, and it’s like we’re not allowed to talk about it. We’re not allowed to talk about anything wrong the Democratic Party does,” she said. “No one gets all of his or her way,” Congressman Gregory Meeks, Crowley’s replacement as head of the Queens Democratic Party, told me recently. “That’s a kind of project that a lot of people think is a waste of time, but I don’t think it is,” she said. “This whole primary,” she went on, referring to the one Biden and Bernie are in, “is going to be about the soul of the Democratic Party.
AOC: Democrats Must Take Senate To Avoid Having To Be Bipartisan, I Will Push Biden Further Left
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted the American ideal of being bipartisan on Sunday, calling it “Republican manipulation,” adding that if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is elected that she will push him further left. “As you just noted, you disagree with him on a range of critical issues, not just fracking, but also health care. And you have made clear, including just a few minutes ago, that you intend to push him if he wins. But, in terms of my role, I believe that that has been my role. “And that has been my job since—and that has been a part of my role since I have been elected.”WATCH:AOC indicates she is going to push Biden as far-left as possible.
AOC’s Next Four Years
Her Republican colleagues had, up until then, been civil. She told Yoho he was being rude and went into the Capitol to vote. “I want to thank him for showing the world that you can be a powerful man and accost women,” she told the House. AOC’s status as overnight sensation unsettled some in Washington. But “we are not used to seeing young women of color in positions of power,” says journalist Andrea González-Ramírez, an early chronicler of AOC’s rise.
Is Jeff Bezos interested in buying CNN?
Rich Greenfield, a partner and media and technology analyst at independent research firm LightShed Partners, has tweeted in the past about the logic of Bezos buying CNN. “No one at AT&T has a problem with Turner Classic movies but they are worried CNN angers so many Republicans in Washington,” says one banker who has heard Bezos is interested in CNN. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREAnother factor in the banker-chatter of a CNN spinoff: The uncertain future of current CNN President Jeff Zucker. FOX Corporation is the parent company of FOX Business and Fox News. In order to cut costs, AT&T is also looking at a sale of DirecTV satellite continent distribution business, sources tell FOX Business.
‘Anonymous’ Author Is CNN Contributor, Google Employee, Biden Supporter
The author of the controversial “anonymous” New York Times op-ed from two years ago is a CNN contributor and a Google employee currently on leave until after the presidential election. News broke that the “anonymous” author was Miles Taylor just minutes before Taylor confirmed it on his Twitter account. Another example comes from last week, when Taylor responded to Trump saying that Biden wanted to destroy American’s Second Amendment rights. “I wanna make something clear, I’m going to guarantee you this is not the last you’ve seen of [O’Rourke],” Biden said. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort.”“I’m counting on you.
We Don’t Have to Live Like This
The military and the small business sector are virtually alone in commanding consistent and high levels of trust across society. Team members are increasingly unable to explain the views of the other team, and team membership is largely driven by hatred for the other team. When we politicize all aspects of our society, we don’t elevate our politics; we drag everything else down to its level. The bigger challenge is rebuilding trust in our society and pushing back on the tide of politicization of everything. It starts with making this statement, clearly and repeatedly: we don’t have to live like this.
Twitter, Facebook Censored Trump, Campaign 65 Times, Leave Biden Untouched
Twitter and Facebook have censored the president’s social media accounts and the accounts belonging to his re-election campaign at least 65 times. In contrast, the companies have not censored former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his campaign accounts. The Media Research Center’s Techwatch department analyzed two years of social media posts from Trump, Biden, and their respective campaigns. In addition, the Trump campaign was also suspended for sharing the controversial Hunter Biden emails story from the New York Post. FacebookFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a speech given at Georgetown University on Oct. 17, 2019 that Facebook would “continue to stand for free expression.” But since then, Trump and the Trump campaign have been censored on the platform five times.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: ‘We Haven’t Censored The U.S. President.’ Report Says Twitter Has Censored Trump 64 Times.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed during a Senate hearing on Wednesday that the platform has not censored President Donald Trump. A new study, however, claimed that Twitter censored the president 64 times and is “far and away the biggest offender” out of all the social media platforms. How many posts from Iran’s terrorist Ayatollah have you censored?” DORSEY: “Um.” BLACKBURN: “How many posts from Vladimir Putin have you censored?” DORSEY: “We have labeled tweets of world leaders. '”WATCH:Sen. Blackburn: "Looking at some of your censorings, you have censored Joe Biden zero times, Mr. Dorsey. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: "We have not censored the President.
Trump rally nuns say it is their 'joyful duty' to support anti-abortion President Trump
The nuns who attended a Trump rally in Ohio called it their “duty” to support any anti-abortion president. However, the preeminent issue is the intrinsic evil of taking innocent human life through abortion,” the Children of Mary told the Washington Examiner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci/APThe nuns attended the president's rally in Circleville, Ohio, on Saturday, which grabbed the attention of some in the media and others. Trump has highlighted his commitment to anti-abortion issues, becoming in January the first president to speak at the March for Life. In September, the president signed the Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children.
Tucker Carlson Releases Alleged Audio Of Biden Allies: If ‘Story’ Is Verified ‘It Blows Up Big Time’
This audio is very new.”Carlson played the following alleged audio files:Rob Walker: I just think that if somebody comes out now and verifies the story, it blows up big time. WATCH:?? #Tucker just played NEW audio of Biden confidante Rob Walker telling Tony Bobulinski that "if somebody comes out now and verifies the story, it blows up big time." James Gilliar added that things are "escalating" and their business dealings were "on the front pages." pic.twitter.com/j45Mu9ORvV — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 29, 2020“Also on that call, Tony Bobulinski pleaded with his partners to just tell the truth,” Carlson continued. Instead of lying, Rob Walker and James Gilliar can come out and admit what happened—Hunter Biden was selling access to his father.
‘Confidential Documents’ Obtained By Tucker Carlson On Biden Family Go Missing, Report
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on his show Wednesday night that confidential documents that his show received from a source about the family of Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden have gone missing. “So, on Monday of this week, we received, from a source, a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. “So, we texted a producer in New York and we asked him to send those documents to us in L.A., and he did that. “Tuesday morning, we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing. The documents had disappeared.”“Now, to it’s credit, the company took this very seriously and immediately began a search,” Carlson said.
WALSH: BLM Is Making A Martyr Of Yet Another Man Convicted Of Abusing A Woman
If you’re keeping track at home, that makes three recent BLM martyrs with a history — in two cases confirmed, in one case very credibly alleged — of brutalizing and abusing women. We could also add to the list Ricardo Munoz, the man shot by Lancaster police after charging at them with a knife. Though he did appear to be an equal opportunity felon, stabbing men and women alike. More from Matt Walsh: Black Lives Matter Isn’t Even Pretending To Care About ‘Police Brutality’ AnymoreThe views expressed in this opinion piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
‘A Joyful Duty’: MAGA Mask Nuns Unapologetic For Supporting Trump Because Of His Abortion Views
The three purple-clad nuns who made headlines for appearing in MAGA masks behind President Donald Trump during his Saturday rally in Circleville, Ohio, maintained that they have a duty to support any president who opposes abortion. As The Daily Wire reported:On Saturday, three nuns attended a rally for President Trump in Circleville, Ohio, and stood behind him in the front row wearing MAGA masks. Two of the nuns clutched rosaries, and the third, standing between them, held out a copy of the Bible. During his presidency, Trump has proven to be one of the most staunchly pro-religion, pro-life presidents in history. They will change it.”Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is a practicing Catholic, has been rebuked by some Catholic clergy for his abortion views.
Big Tech Censorship Is Driving These Moms To Trump
The five other moms rolled their eyes, utterly not shocked that Big Tech was functioning as their all-knowing nanny again. If Big Tech’s censorship goal is to turn users into political lemmings, these moms with two to seven kids in tow and ranging from age 29 to 48 aren’t having it. “Big Tech censorship makes me feel like thought control and manipulation is the end goal,” one mom later messaged me. “To be honest, I didn’t believe censorship was happening until it happened firsthand to me,” one young Latina mom shared. She eventually felt that she had to “choose a side” and ended up choosing the party that was always on the wrong end of Big Tech “errors” and censorship.
The Battle For The Supreme Court Is Far From Over
While Barrett’s confirmation is seen by many conservatives as a victory for working moms, originalism, the unborn, and America’s future, the battle for the Supreme Court is far from over. Biden Or Not, Court Packing Is On the AgendaIf elected, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will pack the Supreme Court. His consistent and defensive refusal to answer questions from reporters, presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace, and Trump about adding justices speaks for itself. By adding carefully selected justices to expand the Supreme Court beyond nine justices, the Democrats are ensuring that they will be able to enact unpopular left-wing policies that can be backed by an intentionally slanted court. While the battle may seem like it is nearing the end because there are three relatively new “conservative” justices on the Supreme Court, including an upstanding woman of character, it’s actually just beginning.
There's No Going Back To 'Normal.' The GOP Is Changed Forever
Republicans who don’t like Trump want to go back to 'normal,' but the old GOP is dead. The reality is we are never going back to “normal.” The old Republican Party is dead. The Old GOP Is DeadIn 2016, Trump hijacked the Republican Party. Many mainstream Republicans still don’t understand this, but no other GOP candidate was going to win in 2016. The people in Trump’s party are risk-takers and wealth-builders, and they truly live the American ideals of independence and free thought.
The U.S. Has Neither Systemic Voter Fraud Nor Voter Suppression
Bipartisan attacks on our nation’s institutions and the integrity of our electoral processes create the appearance of consensus that our government is illegitimate. Some conservatives now appear willing to join in undermining our electoral systems, largely out of a fear that voter fraud will deprive Trump of reelection. What few realize, however, is that this system also counterbalances election fraud. If there were evidence of systemic fraud, Trump surely would have presented it by now. All that said, significant risks of potential abuse exist in many states’ election systems, as I detailed in a report in August.
DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Yale Is How To Win The Culture War
The U.S. Department of Justice has sued Yale for discriminating against Asians and white applicants in undergraduate admissions. This is an escalation on the culture war front and comes after a group of Asians sued Harvard University for discrimination. These are all ideas rooted in leftist critical theory, and in a normal world, these would be reason enough to not vote for him. Consider the Trump administration’s executive order banning critical race theory after the extensive investigations of a journalist named Christopher Rufo. Polls after polls have suggested that Americans disproportionately oppose any type of affirmative action and quotas based on critical race theory.
Another 'Resistance' Leaker Cashes In On Anti-Trumpism In CNN Contract
It’s why I wrote “A Warning”…and it’s why me & my colleagues have spoken out against him (in our own names) for months. Taylor joined CNN as a contributor in September, although the network has claimed it was unaware that Taylor was behind these particular anonymous writings from an anti-Trump federal bureaucrat. Ok, so is he still a CNN contributor now that we know he lied to CNN? https://t.co/xcwRjj2qth — Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) October 28, 2020The network has not said, however, whether Taylor will continue his role as a contributor following this week’s revelations. In August, Taylor was asked directly by CNN's Anderson Cooper whether he was Anonymous.
Everything You Need To Know About The Polls Leading Up To Election Day
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, RealClearPolitics Co-Founder and President Tom Bevan joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to explain what the polls do and do not tell us heading into Election Day 2020. It’s this closeness in the race for the White House, Bevan suggested, that could create delayed election results. The Senate races in these in these states where Biden and Trump are vying for victory will be also close, Bevan noted. While polls show Biden is in the lead, Trump is a “historical anomaly” whose performance with voters isn’t as easily tracked as with other candidates. “The balance of the evidence suggests that Joe Biden has a lead nationally and that he is leading in these swing states,” Bevan said.
WATCH: Ted Cruz Slams Jack Dorsey For Twitter Censorship And Election Interference
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas slammed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for his company’s censorship of the New York Post and the bombshell Hunter Biden story published two weeks ago. Dorsey defended Twitter’s actions by continuing to echo the big tech company’s claims that the article violated their hacked materials policy. “Anyone can tweet, we are not blocking their post,” Dorsey claimed. Cruz, however, continued to grill Dorsey about Twitter’s censorship, saying that “Twitter’s conduct is by far the most egregious” of all the big tech companies. “The New York Post is not some random guy tweeting.
Where Is Hunter Biden's Money?
Of all the issues regarding Hunter Biden and Joe Biden's possible influence peddling, another key question deserves an answer: 'Where’s Hunter’s money?' Later in August, Hunter Biden was apparently working another CEFC deal that was to pay him more than $10 million per year “for introductions alone.” According to the Hunter Biden business associate, Tony Bobulinski, “The big guy,” “my guy,” and “chairman” all were names that Hunter used for his father. In the media buzz surrounding President Donald Trump’s tax returns, Joe Biden’s tax returns have largely escaped scrutiny. We also don’t know how much income from foreign sources has flowed through Hunter Biden’s bank accounts. Furthermore, multiple law enforcement sources recently confirmed that the FBI seized Hunter Biden’s laptop in late 2019 as part of a federal money-laundering investigation, although the agency declined to move forward reportedly based on how the material was obtained.
Two Videos Reveal Major Differences Between Biden, Trump
Have an important tip? Let us know. Email us here. Keep up to date with our latest:Roger Stone joins The Alex Jones Show to break down the differences between pro-American Trump supporters and Biden voters who are simply anti-Trump.
Trump Says Police Were Told to “Stand Back” During Philly Riots
Keep up to date with our latest:President Trump responded to two nights of violent unrest in Philadelphia by claiming police were told to “stand back” and not stop looting and rioting. Trump was asked about the unrest and again made the point that it is unfolding in a Democrat-run city and state. pic.twitter.com/XHaa55OASV — Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) October 28, 2020“I know the police very well in Philadelphia, I think they gave me an endorsement…and they were told, I understand to stand back, to stand back, don’t do anything,” said Trump. “The police were told to stand back, and maybe that’s not so but that’s what I was told upon very good authority,” Trump clarified. The president said that federal assets would be ready to help quell the riots if they were called upon by authorities in Philly.
Trump Is Doing Better In Michigan And Wisconsin Than Polls Suggest
There’s something afoot in Michigan and Wisconsin. That analysis proved wrong—or at least it did for Macomb County, where Trump won in 2016 by a whopping 48,000 votes, helping him carry Michigan by less than 11,000 ballots. We didn’t expect Trump support in deep-blue Milwaukee, but we found it stopping for a late dinner at a German restaurant downtown where an NBA playoff game played behind the bar. Further north still, in picturesque, lakeside Door County, a local Democratic store owner hopes his party can take back the county Obama won twice. In western Wisconsin, which helped Trump carry the state in 2016, the changing lines of the major parties were laid bare.
Watch LIVE: President Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Goodyear, Arizona
Have an important tip? Sign Up NowKeep up to date with our latest:Fund the InfoWar. The president delivers another rousing 2020 campaign speech in Goodyear, Arizona. Earlier today, the president spoke to a crowd in Bullhead City, Arizona, after visiting several states, including Florida, North Carolina, Ohio Maine, and Wisconsin. Roger Stone joins The Alex Jones Show to break down the reality of Trump supporters who believe in his vision for America, versus Biden voters who are just doing it to spite the President.
Man Dressed as Trump Plants MAGA Flags In Trees to Stop Dem Thieves
Keep up to date with our latest:A supporter of President Donald Trump in Texas has received special recognition after planting Trump 2020 flags atop trees in the area. “In Lufkin, Texas — someone was stealing Trump signs, so an anonymous tree climber put up 30 of them throughout the community,” the president acknowledged. #MAGA.”In Lufkin, Texas — someone was stealing Trump signs, so an anonymous tree climber put up 30 of them throughout the community. https://t.co/gfHUKZB0DA — Louie Gohmert (@LouieGohmertTX1) October 27, 2020Local media KTRE last week reported on the spate of Trump signs being stolen in the area, with one citizen, Ken Donaghue, claiming up to 40 Trump signs have been taken. “There are currently 38 flags flying high.”On this occasion, the man dressed as President Trump to surprise a supporter who’s undergoing surgery next month.
Wall Street Banks, Their Employees, Now Officially Lean Democrat
You’d think that voting Republican would be an easy decision if you work on Wall Street, especially given the lower taxes and the removal of burdensome regulations. But Democrats have entangled themselves so deeply in the web of Wall Street, that the industry is now leaning to the left, according to a new report from Reuters. Biden’s campaign has been the beneficiary of $3 million from commercial banks, compared to the $1.4 million Trump has raised. In 2012, Wall Street banks were among the top five contributors to Romney’ campaign. In 2020, campaign contributions to congressional races from Wall Street banks are about even.
Why are the Trafalgar and Rasmussen polls so different from the polls the mainstream media puts out?
In fact, if the Trafalgar polls end up being as accurate as they were in 2016, Trump will win the election. But if you listen to the pundits in the mainstream media, that is almost impossible. Just like in 2016, the polls that the mainstream media relies upon make it look like Trump is definitely going to lose. So why are those mainstream polls so wrong? But the latest Trafalgar Group survey has Trump up by 2.3 percent and the latest Rasmussen survey has Trump up by 4 points.
How Long Will It Take To Count All The Votes?
Well, that is going to depend on how long it takes to count the votes, and that is going to be different for each state. You see, the truth is that counting mail-in ballots is much more tedious that running normal ballots through a machine. In Washington State, mail-in ballots received as late as Nov. 23 are still valid, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3. To give you an idea of how long it takes to count mail-in ballots, just consider what we witnessed in California earlier this year…Consider this year’s California primary, in which 5.8 million people voted for president. If it took California seven weeks to count a couple million mail-in ballots, how in the world is Pennsylvania going to count a similar number of mail-in ballots in just one week?
How long will it take to count all the votes?
Well, that is going to depend on how long it takes to count the votes, and that is going to be different for each state. You see, the truth is that counting mail-in ballots is much more tedious that running normal ballots through a machine. In Washington State, mail-in ballots received as late as Nov. 23 are still valid, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3. To give you an idea of how long it takes to count mail-in ballots, just consider what we witnessed in California earlier this year…Consider this year’s California primary, in which 5.8 million people voted for president. If it took California seven weeks to count a couple million mail-in ballots, how in the world is Pennsylvania going to count a similar number of mail-in ballots in just one week?
Watch Live: Radical Left Preparing to Overthrow Election As Biden Scandal Escalates
Have an important tip? Let us know. Keep up to date with our latest:On this live Wednesday edition of Election Countdown 2020, host DeAnna Lorraine covers breaking revelations in both the Trump and Biden campaigns as well as details from the Hunter Biden laptop scandal that the mainstream media and Big Tech are fighting to keep hidden! Tune in:War Room: Democrats & Big Tech Announce Plans To Censor President Trump On Election DayTune in NOW & share this link! Owen Shroyer breaks down the Senate Judiciary Committee’s grilling of Big Tech over its censorship of the Hunter Biden story.
Plato’s Plane: Instagram Stars Fake ‘Private Jet Rides’ by Renting $34.99 Photo Studio
Keep up to date with our latest:In yet another example of the illusions of society, Instagram ‘influencers’ are renting a fake ‘business jet’ studio to take photos pretending to be traveling by private plane. An LA-based studio is renting the ‘private jet set’ to photographers starting out at $34.99 per hour, which includes a make-up station, strobe lights and even a mini fridge. Even more, the outside of the studio is built with real OSB chipboard, just like a real-life McMansion! On the other hand, faking your lifestyle through Instagram isn’t fulfilling because you’re not demonstrating that you have power over anything. Creating an illusion, however, isn’t power because people aren’t meant to value illusions, and that’s why so many of them feel alone and disconnected from society without quite understanding why.
Why Are The Trafalgar And Rasmussen Polls So Different From The Polls The Mainstream Media Puts Out?
In fact, if the Trafalgar polls end up being as accurate as they were in 2016, Trump will win the election. But if you listen to the pundits in the mainstream media, that is almost impossible. Just like in 2016, the polls that the mainstream media relies upon make it look like Trump is definitely going to lose. So why are those mainstream polls so wrong? But the latest Trafalgar Group survey has Trump up by 2.3 percent and the latest Rasmussen survey has Trump up by 4 points.
Ted Cruz Grills Twitter’s Dorsey Over Censoring of Hunter Biden Story: ‘Behaving as a Democratic Super PAC’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is blasting Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for the social media platform’s censorship of a New York Post report on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. “Twitter takes the view you can censor the New York Post, you can censor Politico, presumably you can censor The New York Times or any other media outlet,” Cruz said. We realize that more accountability is needed to show our intentions and to show the outcomes,” Dorsey said. “Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that,” he tweeted. During an interview with former Fox News anchor Eric Bolling, Trump accused Twitter of “trying to protect Biden,” as IJR previously reported.
Trump Critic ‘Anonymous’ Reveals His Identity
The author of an anonymously authored 2018 op-ed in The New York Times, that claimed there was a group of officials in the Trump administration who thwarted the president’s worst instincts, is revealing his identity. '” Taylor wrote. “Trump sees personal criticism as subversive.”He continued, “We do not owe the President our silence. We owe him and the American people the truth.”Taylor asserted that he is a Republican and that he joined the Trump administration in the beginning because he hoped Trump would succeed. He also endorsed Biden for president.
FBI Agents Association Pleads With Trump and Biden To Keep Christopher Wray as Director for 10 Years
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering cutting short the tenure of FBI Director Christopher Wray if he wins re-election. That would make Wray the second FBI director to be fired within the standard 10-year term for the head of the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents Association (FBIAA) is writing to Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to implore whoever wins the general election to keep Wray on for the remainder of his term. While Trump appointed Wray, he has not avoided criticizing him. In an interview on Fox News, the president called Wray “disappointing.”
Biden Tears Into Trump Campaign for Leaving Supporters Stranded After Omaha Rally
“Just look at what happened last night in Omaha after the Trump rally ended. Hundreds of people including older Americans and children were stranded in sub-zero, freezing temperatures for hours,” Biden said. It’s an image that captured President Trump’s whole approach to this crisis … He makes a lot of big pronouncements, but they don’t hold up. Biden argued the Trump administration has “just given up.”Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told reporters on Sunday the Trump administration is “admitting defeat,” as IJR previously reported. “The only person waving a white flag along with his white mask is Joe Biden,” Meadows said.
Jeff Flake Appears in Ad for Biden: ‘Principle and Conscience Require Me’ To Vote for Biden
Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is encouraging conservatives to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the upcoming Nov. 3 election. However, he said, “But this year, principle and conscience require me to do just that. I’m voting for Joe Biden.”He encouraged viewers to ask themselves, “Who will best restore decency and civility to the White House? But I also know that character, moral leadership, integrity are values that we cannot put aside when we cast our vote for president. Currently, polls show Biden is leading in that state by an average of 2.2 points.
Tony Bobulinski Calls It ‘Disgusting’ His Claims About the Biden Family Are Labeled as Russian Disinformation
Former Biden associate Tony Bobulinski is expressing his frustration after some say his claims about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s family are Russian disinformation. During an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night, Bobulinski responded to remarks made by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) about his claims. “This whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,” Schiff said. I served this country for four years in one of the most elite environments in the world, the naval nuclear power training command,” Bobulinski said. Fifty former intelligence officials previously signed a letter stating that they believe the emails cited in the Post’s story were part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
Trump Campaign Hits Back On False White Supremacy Charge
The Trump campaign, on the issue of white supremacy and the false charge that the president is a racist, is hitting back hard. 38 times!” a Trump campaign official told media. “The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative. “Antifa is bad.”At a town hall Trump said, “I denounce white supremacy, okay. I denounce white supremacy, I have, for years…You didn’t ask Joe Biden if he denounces Antifa.” Joe Biden will not denounce Black Lives Matter.
Law Professor Defends Trump, Comments on Barrett Future
John Yoo, a Berkeley Law Professor and noted conservative legal scholar has a lot to say about what’s coming up on the judicial docket for Justice Amy Coney Barrett. On the overall constitutional effect of the Trump presidency, he said, “As I argue in my book ‘Defender-in-Chief,’ Trump not only raised the Constitution as a shield against assaults on the legitimacy of his presidency. So far, the Supreme Court has placed a light hand on the shenanigans in the battleground states. Article I of the Constitution specifically vests in the state legislatures the right to set the ‘Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections’ and Article II gives the state legislatures alone the right to decide how to appoint presidential electors. If she were to demand that the courts protect the right of speech and religion above all, Barrett would make her most profound contribution to the Supreme Court and the Constitution.”This piece was written by David Kamioner on October 28, 2020.
Wild Brawl Erupts On Flight After Woman Refuses To Wear A Mask
CBS Lead National Correspondent David Begnaud stated that the brawl began after Payne struck 28-year-old Javier Lopez Cruz, another passenger on the plane. “Alfredo says during the flight, a young man was moving about the plane, switching seats and not wearing a mask. Flight attendants, according to Alfredo, instructed the man to stop switching seats & to wear his mask,” he tweeted. The flights attendants – Alfredo says – asked the women to stay seated a wear a mask,” Begnaud added. “1 man, Alfredo says, hit one of the women, who then started punching.
Gretchen Whitmer Slams Trump For Response To Plot To Kidnap Her - 'I Don't Think It's Funny'
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is still seemingly trying to blame Donald Trump for the kidnapping plot against her that was foiled by the FBI earlier this month, despite the fact that the president had nothing to do with it. In an interview with CBS News on Wednesday, Whitmer accused Trump of stoking a “mob mentality” toward public officials as she also baselessly suggested he had downplayed the kidnapping plot against her. “I don’t think it’s funny,” she said of the president’s rhetoric. And I think that Donald Trump knows that, and it’s not a coincidence, and he’s feeding it.”Not stopping there, she accused Trump of stoking a “mob mentality” and downplaying the kidnapping plot once again. “I do think that the enthusiasm will be revealed in the sheer number of people that are coming out to vote.”You can likely expect to see Whitmer continuing to use her kidnapping plot to campaign against Trump many more times in the week to come.
ACB Confirmed, Biden Hits Trail Again and Hillary Clinton Says A Trump Win Makes Her Sick | Ep 73
This Is My Show ACB Confirmed, Biden Hits Trail Again and Hillary Clinton Says A Trump Win Makes Her Sick | Ep 73Social media is on fire and the Left is enraged as Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as just the fifth female Supreme Court Justice in history. Joe Biden lifted his lid to travel a few miles into Pennsylvania and Hillary Clinton says she was born to be president and that the thought of a Trump victory makes her sick. Partner Links: Mammoth Nation Become a member and save at MammothNation.com UFM Underwear Visit UFMUnderwear.com and Use Promo Code DREW to receive $6 off! Hero Soap Company Use this link and promo code DREW to get 10% off Hero Soap! https://herosoapcompany.com/discount/Drew
The censorship of the free press can demolish liberal democratic republics like the United States very quickly
The Rob Maness Show The censorship of the free press can demolish liberal democratic republics like the United States very quicklySince the story of Joe Biden’s corruption as revealed on his son Hunter’s laptop, censorship has exponentially increased on citizens in social media and against press outlets that publish stories and try to publish the results of their investigations into the matter. Some press outlets, like the taxpayer funded National Public Radio, flat out refused to cover the story in an unprecedented act of self-censorship. Recall that twitter deleted the article from its site completely and suspended accounts that attempted to share it. Remember, Hunter has been involved in sketchy deals with Ukraine, Russia, and China from what we know. We can see the issue this situation creates as we are a week out from a presidential election in which Biden is twofold at a minimum.
Biden Insider Tony Bobulinski Slams the Former VP and the Mainstream Media With Undeniable Facts
This Is My Show Biden Insider Tony Bobulinski Slams the Former VP and the Mainstream Media With Undeniable FactsBiden Insider Tony Bobulinski sat down with Fox News' Tucker Carlson and dished the dirt on not only Hunter and Jim Biden, but former vice president Joe Biden and his interactions with him as they established their plan to funnel money into the Biden family. Hero Soap Company Use this link and promo code DREW to get 10% off Hero Soap! https://herosoapcompany.com/discount/Drew
Joe Biden Introduces Himself As Kamala's Running Mate, Says Violent Riots Just a Call for Justice
This Is My Show Joe Biden Introduces Himself As Kamala’s Running Mate, Says Violent Riots Just a Call for JusticeFormer vice president Joe Biden made multiple mistakes after hitting the campaign trail again, and even provided justification for the violent Black Lives Matter riots that are occurring in the streets. Mammoth Nation Become a member and save at MammothNation.com
2020 Election Is a Choice Between Rule-Changing and Respect for Constitutional Norms
Ditto the traditional structure of the Supreme Court. For nearly 60 years, a left-leaning Supreme Court revolutionized American cultural and political life with progressive decisions. The Supreme Court includes two of Barack Obama’s liberal nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Reid wished to ensure that the Republican Senate minority would have no ability to obstruct the appointment of progressive nominees until at least 2024. In other words, the 151-year tradition of a Supreme Court with nine justices would end.
Donald Trump: Why He Deserves 4 More Years
Lost on the President Donald Trump-hating pundits who weighed in on the second and final debate with former Vice President Joe Biden was Trump’s energy and focus. Trump handily defeated Biden, who noticeably tired by the end of this second and final debate. Immediately after Trump’s election, Democrats attempted to invoke the 25th Amendment, arguing that the real-estate-developer-turned-politician lacked the mental fitness to hold a job. Circle the wagons until Joe Biden crosses the finish line. His latest book, “The New Trump Standard,” is available in paperback from Amazon.com and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay.
Tucker Carlson Rakes the Media Over the Coals for Burying Bobulinski's Hunter Biden Bombshells
He lamented that “no one in America’s vast media landscape has pressed Joe Biden” for his excuse to smear Bobulinski. “Instead, reporters at all levels, and their editors, and their publishers, have openly collaborated with Joe Biden’s political campaign. This confirmation adds to a growing list of evidence suggesting that the bombshells revealed in Hunter Biden’s emails and Bobulinski’s testimony are true. He also discussed a May 13, 2017 email showing that 10 percent of the company’s equity would go to Joe Biden. Hunter Biden’s business deals in China arguably undercut America’s interests in military technology, nuclear technology, and rare earth minerals.
Eleven Trillion Reasons Not to Vote for Joe Biden
It’s impossible for the human mind to adequately grasp how much a trillion dollars really is. A trillion dollars laid in the same manner would stretch for 96,906,656 miles, a distance farther than the sun. A trillion dollars laid out the same way would cover approximately 3,992 miles, or 1,000 square miles larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. If you did the same thing with a trillion dollars, it would take you 792.5 years to go broke. I don’t think even Bullwinkle will be able to pull a couple of trillion dollars out of that hat.
Experts Now Saying Don't Mail Your Ballot; Vote in Person
The Democrats’ ploys to draw out the ballot-counting process have largely failed across the country, so now, election and postal experts are saying it’s already too late to mail your ballot. If you want your vote to count, you need to vote in person. It appears that about 10 percent of all first-class mail is being delayed because of the massive volume of election mail. Daily Caller:“If you haven’t requested a mail ballot yet, it’s too late,” David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation & Research, told The Post. At this point, if you haven’t requested a mail ballot yet, plan to vote in person and vote early, if possible.”The extraordinary measures the USPS is taking to speed up the delivery of ballots are unprecedented.
SPEECH POLICE: Fiery Ted Cruz Asks Smug Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, 'Who the Hell Elected You?'
Ted Cruz came out swinging, calling Twitter “the biggest threat to free and fair elections” facing America today. “The New York Post was founded by Alexander Hamilton,” said Cruz. In fact, while testifying, the New York Post fact-checked him on the spot and found him to be lying. “Jack Dorsey of Twitter just told Senator Cruz that anyone could now share the NY Post’s bombshell stories on Twitter. https://t.co/M2zvIQYeEO — jack (@jack) August 20, 2020America works best when we are all allowed free expression of ideas, no matter how abhorrent.
If Trump Wins, There Must Be a Reckoning for the Destructive Left
Leftist sentiment will always exist, but the institutional left will have to be extirpated root and branch. So-called “Studies Programs”—Gender Studies, Critical Race Studies, Fat Studies, Queer Studies, etc.—which produce resentful and unemployable students and waste precious university resources, will have to be abolished. There is also the problem of the military, many of whose top brass have distanced themselves from Trump. As the historical record indisputably reveals, the Left blights everything it touches and inevitably culminates in misery, oppression, violence, and destitution. A Trump victory at the polls must issue in a thorough cleansing of the country’s Augean stables.
What to Tell Your Fence-Sitting Friends About Trump's Record on Due Process and Religious Freedom
Perhaps the greatest sea change from Obama to Trump involves religious freedom. The contraception mandate under Obamacare infamously tread on religious freedom, leading to years of litigation with the Little Sisters of the Poor. Under Attorney General William Barr, the Department of Justice has released numerous statements of interest defending churches from these egregious violations of religious freedom. Early in his tenure, the president issued an executive order promoting free speech and religious freedom across the government, reversing Obama’s abuses on religious freedom. Joe Biden, on the other hand, represents a threat to religious freedom and to traditional Christianity.
Trump's Vocabulary Is Larger Than Biden's, and His Twitter Account Proves It
A language-learning and research platform has analyzed the Twitter accounts of Donald Trump and Joe Biden and found that Trump’s vocabulary is 17.6% larger than Joe Biden’s. “Donald Trump’s vocabulary on Twitter (3,965 words) is 17.6 percent larger than Joe Biden’s (3,371 words),” said Daniel Wueringer, the founder of Lingo Ninja. “In our analysis, Trump’s vocabulary is smaller than the average politician, but by far not the smallest. In contrast, Joe Biden’s vocabulary is the fifth smallest out of the 76 Twitter accounts of the politicians we analyzed.” (Download an infographic.) A surprising outcome (for us) was that Trump’s vocabulary on Twitter is larger than Biden’s.
WATCH: Philly BLM Rioters Shout 'Get the F**k Out' to Jews, Call Them 'Synagogue of Satan'
In the name of Black Lives Matter, rioters and looters ransacked stores and brought mayhem to the City of Brotherly Love. In one particularly ugly incident, black rioters shouted at Jewish men who said they came out to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Yet the black men shout, “Get the f**k out, get the f**k out!”“You’re trash, cuz,” another rioter shouts. These Jewish men were not harassing the Black Lives Matter rioters, nor were they persecuting them. Black Lives Matter rioters in Philadelphia threaten, assault, and chase out Jewish residents claiming "you don't live here" and call them members of the "Synagogue of Satan."
Twitter Is Shadowbanning Me, But Only for a Specific Kind of Tweet
One of my favorite things to do on Twitter is point out the absurd bias of “journalists” and give them grief about it. It accomplishes the same thing as banning a user, but without making it seem like Twitter is being heavy-handed. The people who follow me are largely voyeuristic, content with watching the hot mess that is my Twitter life. My workaround for the shadowbanned stuff will be to post those tweets in the Morning Briefing under a recurring section. I just don’t feel right if I go a whole day and don’t drag Poppin’ Fresh at least once.
The Catholic Case for Supporting Trump
I am voting confidently for President Trump, based on four years of steady progress in promoting human life and dignity, religious liberty, and the common good. Joe Biden’s words and deeds, by contrast, make it impossible for me, as a sincere Catholic, to support him. That’s especially so when the Trump administration has been so manifestly successful in advancing the cause of the unborn. Vice President Pence became the first sitting vice president to attend the D.C. annual March for life in 2017 and then President Trump became the first sitting president to attend in person in 2020. It comes to this: Donald Trump fights for policies on “morally grave issues” that as a faithful Catholic I take very seriously.
White House Pins Philadelphia Riots to the Democrat's War on Police
Townhall's Julio Rosas was in Philadelphia overnight during hours of rioting and looting in the city. pic.twitter.com/TYFJ7JzWPS — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 27, 2020Guys, I haven’t seen riots and looting on this scale and this bad since Minneapolis back in May. — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 28, 2020Very early Wednesday morning, the White House released a statement pinning the violence directly to the Democrat's ongoing war on police. "The riots in Philadelphia are the most recent consequence of the Liberal Democrats’ war against the police. The Trump Administration stands proudly with law enforcement, and stands ready, upon request, to deploy any and all Federal resources to end these riots."
If You Don’t Vote For Trump, You Ain’t Pro-Black
Ice Cube spoke with Joe Biden’s campaign too, but he was brushed off until “after the election was over,” wink-wink. However, to be fair, Ice Cube was re-invited onto Cuomo’s show after tweeting to CNN “They can’t Handle the Truth.” After several minutes on air with Cuomo, Ice Cube finally convinced him that he isn’t pro-Trump or pro-Biden. Two, by not working with Ice Cube on his plan, more minorities will realize Democrats don’t have their best interests at heart. Subsequently, rapper “50 Cent” endorsed Donald Trump after learning Joe Biden’s tax plan would take 62 percent of his income. Bottom line, blacks should re-elect President Trump if they prefer results over Joe Biden’s rhetoric.
Here's What Early Voting Numbers Are Telling Us
In 2016, most state polls were as bad as national polls, and cherrypicking specific polls isn’t a great option either, as it lends itself to confirmation bias. So, what can we say about the state of the election based on early voting statistics? Writing at UncoveredDC, bestselling author Larry Schweikart looked at some early voting numbers. Schweikart noted that despite the Democrats’ early lead in early voting, both in vote-by-mail (VBM) and in-person early voting (IPEV), they peaked around October 16 and Republicans have been catching up—big time. “Currently, the black turnout is at 13% there.
Obesity: The American Health Crisis We Should Be Talking About
One recent tweet I saw compared South Korea's death toll -- 461 -- with that of the United States -- 232,000-plus and counting. South Korea's death rate is just 9 per 1 million people, while ours is 700 per 1 million people. One major factor complicating the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. is our obesity rate. America has the 12th highest obesity rate among 191 countries. Non-Hispanic Blacks have the highest obesity rate in the U.S. (49.6%), followed by Native Americans (48.1%), Hispanics (44.8%) and non-Hispanic whites (42.2%).
Unasked Questions on '60 Minutes'
The "60 Minutes" interviews of the Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates last Sunday were more revealing for questions not asked and for sidestepping than for what inquiring minds really want to know prior to Election Day. Joe Biden doesn't support those things. Mr. President, you're running against Joe Biden. Joe Biden has a deep, steep, and successful record over a long, long time." Here's another unasked question: Mr. Biden, you and President Obama promised "shovel-ready" jobs as part of your administration's infrastructure spending.
Why I’m a One Issue Voter
The issue of abortion has barely come up in the debates of Election 2020. I am a one issue voter, without apology, and that issue is abortion. Those politicians who get the issue of life wrong tend to get just about everything else wrong. It is well documented that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, was a racist. Christians need to vote our values, and the issue of life is the most important of these.
A Time for Choosing Again
In order to win the presidential election next week, President Donald Trump will have to articulate why he is the right choice. This week, we have seen this contrast on full display: the energetic rallies for Trump versus the small, staged events for Biden. The secondary article, below the fold, bore the headline "Supporters brave the rain to hear, 'the best president we've had.'" Video shot along his motorcade route showed that the crowd included Trump supporters who were waving signs in support of the president. While clearly outlining a choice, Reagan differentiated between good motives and bad outcomes.
Markets Signal Strong Dollar Here To Stay
As a citizen, I think Silicon Valley’s anti-conservative actions have been very harmful and unfair and must be dealt with. After the close, Microsoft (MSFT) posted strong results that outpaced Wall Street’s consensus in their three main business sectors. Handicapping the KeepersTomorrow, the biggest publicly traded companies report their financial results amid a backdrop that has become increasingly hostile toward earnings results. Today’s SessionThe market is becoming more defensive and strong earnings and guidance are not enough to stop it at this very moment. The turning points for the market yesterday, which was mostly trading sideways, was the release of the latest Consumer Confidence from the Conference Board.
Uh Oh: Biden Chinese Business Associate Was Subject of FISA Spy Warrant
And now, we are learning a Chinese business associate within the Biden orbit was under a FISA spy warrant (via Daily Caller News Foundation):Feds suspected Hunter Biden associate/client Patrick HO of working covertly as a foreign agent. HO was the subject of a FISA warrant, according to court documents in his bribery case. Hunter Biden was part of a business consortium that sought a partnership with CEFC in May 2017. In addition to his partnership with CEFC, Hunter Biden also represented Ho during his legal battle. So, did Joe Biden know about the FISA warrant?
Trump Blasts Big Tech Over Censorship as CEOs Testify Before Senate Committee
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects social media giants from being held liable for the content they publish. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020It’s amazing. It’s the biggest story and Big Tech, together with the Lamestream Media, isn’t allowing a word to be said about it. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020Why isn’t Twitter trending Biden corruption? Zuckerberg and Dorsey will also testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 regarding their censorship of the New York Post's report on Hunter Biden's emails.
Twitter CEO Admits: We Have No Proof the Hunter Biden Story Is False
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other big tech leaders testified in front of the Senate Commerce Committee today after blocking a New York Post story that exposed Hunter and Joe Biden's shady foreign dealings. When the story broke two weeks ago, Twitter locked the New York Post's account and disabled the ability for users to share the link to the Biden story on the website. But according to Dorsey himself, Twitter has no proof the Biden story, and all of the documents presented to back it up, are false, fraudulent or a foreign influence campaign. “We don’t”: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits they don't have any evidence to say the New York Post Biden story is disinformation pic.twitter.com/Yl5Ltsy1a3 — Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 28, 2020As of today, the New York Post is still locked out of their Twitter account. Because in the interval, neither Joe nor Hunter Biden has disputed the authenticity of the e-mails or the ownership of the hard drive.
USC Pollster: Our Experimental But Accurate Model Shows Trump Winning the Electoral College Again
In both the U.S. elections, the social-circle question predicted national and state level results better than the “own intention” question in the same polls. In fact, data from the social-circle question in 2016 accurately predicted which candidate won each state, so it predicted Trump’s electoral college victory…Five for five thus far. Even so, in 2016 it predicted that Trump would win the electoral vote. And in that realm, Trump is doing quite poorly this cycle, which could be a meaningful red flag for his campaign. https://t.co/tNbpHENq9a — Jackson Bryman (@kilometerbryman) October 27, 2020If Trump winds up winning or coming close, people may be talking about the Trafalgar and USC models a lot more.
Promises Kept: On Judges, Three Cheers for President Trump, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans
This series of events represented an exhilarating capstone to a truly extraordinary four years of achievement for President Trump and the Republican-held Senate. But in 2016, 2017, and 2018, McConnell's Senate Republicans stiffened their collective backbone and kept their promises, with the stakes as high as ever. With just one (politically understandable) defection from their ranks, Senate Republicans voted to approve Barrett's nomination, a task made less complicated by their expanded ranks. President Trump has nominated, and Senate Republicans have confirmed, three exceptional Supreme Court justices, representing one-third of the Court. President Trump has nominated, and Senate Republicans have confirmed, 53 circuit court judges, constituting nearly one-third of those extremely influential panels.
Team Biden Continues to Smear Trump for Failing to Condemn Racism, White Supremacy. Trump Campaign Hits Back With Perfect Ad in Response.
The former vice president said the “moment I knew I had to run” was President Trump’s “very fine people on both sides” comment from 2017. Nevertheless, Biden and vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris have been on the campaign trail falsely claiming he hasn’t denounced white supremacy yet. "Donald Trump fails to condemn White supremacy, doesn’t believe that systemic racism is a problem, and won’t say that black lives matter," Biden said at a campaign stop in Georgia this week. To leave no room for doubt, the Trump campaign hit back, creating a five-minute ad that compiles all the times the president has publicly denounced white supremacy. The Trump campaign has also made a point of highlighting Biden’s “history of racist comments” in a series of campaign ads directed toward the black community.
True Author Behind 'Anonymous' Anti-Trump Writings Finally Steps Forward
Previously, the author was identified only as a "senior Trump administration official." "Much has been made of the fact that these writings were published anonymously," Taylor wrote in a statement posted to Medium. "He’s just another standard-issue arrogant, Washington, DC swamp bro who loved President Trump until he figured out he could try to make money by attacking him." Promoting his book in Nov. 2019, the "Anonymous" writer revealed in a Reddit forum that he did not plan to remain anonymous forever. Vice President Mike Pence has said the "Anonymous" author "should resign" for violating their oath to the Constitution.
Hillary Believes Her Voting Plans Are Relatable...There's Just One Problem.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems to think she's relatable, even though we know she isn't. On Tuesday, Clinton revealed that she's a member of the Electoral College and she's excited to vote for Biden. Even though she's not running for election, Hillary said she is "incredibly nervous." But the biggest thing she's excited for: being a New York state delegate for the Electoral College, something she said rather nonchalantly. “I’m an elector in New York,” Clinton said with a smile.
Dr. Fauci Doesn't See the U.S. Returning to Normal for Quite Some Time
The comments were made during a webinar on the global response to the Wuhan coronavirus hosted by the University of Melbourne. Although Dr. Fauci predicts a coronavirus vaccine may be developed in the next few months, he doesn't believe that people will be able to go about their daily lives for quite some time. Does Dr. Fauci anticipate a Joe Biden presidency and a dark future ahead? "I think it will be easily by the end of 2021 and perhaps into the next year before we start having some semblance of normality," said Dr. Fauci. Dr. Fauci says his opinions have changed over time as more information has become available, so perhaps new information will change the doctor's thinking on this too.
Oh, We Have More Damning Calls Between Biden Whistleblower and Joe’s Family Operatives
Last night, Tony Bobulinski sat down with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for a bombshell interview, where he went into further detail about the Biden family’s China excursions. Tucker asks Bobulinski where the $10 million for the Biden deal with China went. According to Bobulinski, $5 million was supposed to be a loan to the business partnership. — Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 28, 2020The point is, Bobulinski said in no uncertain terms that the Bidens are compromised. https://t.co/QTgXY94pIK — Ben Smith (@benyt) October 27, 2020Joe Biden, the man who didn’t know anything about Hunter's business dealings, has been exposed as a liar.
Why Ted Cruz Accused Twitter's CEO For Lying Under Oath Over Tech Censorship
For now, we'll see how their tense exchange carries over now that Cruz has accused Dorsey of lying under oath. What @jack told the Senate, under oath, is false. https://t.co/BDHRB8CEzy — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 28, 2020Jack Dorsey of Twitter just told Senator Cruz that anyone could now share the NY Post’s bombshell stories on Twitter. (@abigailmarone) October 28, 2020“What Jack told the Senate, under oath, is false. You can catch the full exchange here:Watch Senator Ted Cruz grill Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on alleged censorship https://t.co/HpEe9Mh8og pic.twitter.com/3g6XFbW0Y0 — CNET (@CNET) October 28, 2020Oh, and Dorsey also claimed they didn't censor President Trump.
Dems Pushing Court Packing Are Taking a Page from Hugo Chavez's Playbook
“And I will—ask them to over—180 days come back to me with recommendations as to how to—reform the court system because it's getting out of whack-- the way in which it's being handled and it's not about court packing. Mercedes Schlapp, a senior advisor for the Trump campaign, cautioned Americans about the similarity between such a move and what happened in Venezuela under the late dictator Hugo Chavez. "Well, there’s no question that Joe Biden can’t commit to anything, he changes his position constantly,” she said. Then he kind of changed his position to say, 'Well, let’s create a commission,' which we know exactly what that means. Changing the rules also was a strategy of Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela.
Fool Us Once, Shame on You; Fool Us Forever, Shame on Us All
A good example is the latest attempt to pass yet another COVID-19 relief bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Republicans' failure to agree to her $2.2 trillion bill "malfeasance." But that relief bill shouldn't cost anywhere near $2 trillion. Making matters worse, the White House and Democrats want to spend that $2 trillion on the same programs as before. The overall coronavirus relief bill returned 60 cents in economic growth per dollar invested.
Donald Trump Is Again Going to Win
In 2013, when I met Donald Trump for the first time, I concluded that he could be a successful politician. I concluded early on that Donald would win in 2016. Said Smith, "It's easy enough to find editors these days who say they saw Donald Trump coming, hard to find ones who are telling the truth about that. So, why is Donald going to win? In the Republican primaries more people voted for just one candidate, Donald Trump, than turned out for all the Democratic candidates.
Tucker Carlson Reveals 'Damning' Documents His Show Received About Biden Family Have 'Vanished'
Fox News’s Tucker Carlson informed viewers Wednesday evening that highly sensitive and “damning” documents his show received from a source about the Biden family have disappeared. “On Monday of this week, we received, from a source, a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. We believe those documents are authentic, they’re real, and they’re damning,” he said. Carlson explained when he and his executive producer received them, they were in Los Angeles preparing for his interview with Tony Bobulinski about the Biden family’s shady foreign business dealings. They went through the office in New York, where our producer dropped that package off.
The Russian Misinformation Narrative Peddled By Democrats Over Hunter Biden Was Delivered a Kill Shot Today
The laptop that contained all of the Hunter Biden emails exposing his family’s web of corruption, which also includes his father, is not a Russian misinformation operation. Only the most delusional believed that; the Biden camp has yet to deny that these emails are fake. And now, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has verified all the documents submitted by Biden whistleblower Tony Bobulinski, an ex-business partner of Hunter. The deal’s inception occurred when Joe Biden was still vice president. Is the Biden Doctrine get paid first, even with entities with ties to rival governments, and ask questions later?
Donald Trump: Why He Deserves Four More Years
Lost on the President Donald Trump-hating pundits who weighed in on the second and final debate with former Vice President Joe Biden was Trump's energy and focus. Trump handily defeated Biden, who noticeably tired by the end of this second and final debate. Immediately after Trump's election, Democrats attempted to invoke the 25th amendment, arguing that the real-estate-developer-turned-politician lacked the mental fitness to hold a job. Circle the wagons until Joe Biden crosses the finish line. His latest book, "The New Trump Standard," is available in paperback from Amazon.com and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay.
2020 Hindsight on Impeachment Trial and Unravelling Biden Family Business Deals
As noted in my book, “Abuse of Power: Inside the Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump,” voting against calling witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial might have been a political mistake by Republicans. if you’re dealing with a sure-thing Senate trial verdict—a Trump acquittal last February—why cast uncertainty into the picture with a witness? Yet another testimony causing predictable pearl clutching from Trump rivals and “is-that-all” shrugs from Trump supporters might have been worth a deal subjecting the Biden family to scrutiny. But, the Biden campaign hasn’t disputed the authenticity of the emails, nor has the former vice president's response fully answered what should be yes or no questions. Fred Lucas is the author of Abuse of Power: Inside the Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump (Bombardier Books, 2020).
Election a Choice Between Rule-changing and Respect for Constitutional Norms
Ditto the traditional structure of the Supreme Court. For nearly 60 years, a left-leaning Supreme Court revolutionized American cultural and political life with progressive decisions. The Supreme Court includes two of Barack Obama's liberal nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Reid wished to ensure that the Republican Senate minority would have no ability to obstruct the appointment of progressive nominees until at least 2024. In other words, the 151-year tradition of a Supreme Court with nine justices would end.
Joe Biden Is The Hero of His Own Story
That Joe Biden, with his unnaturally white-capped smile so wide you can see his wisdom teeth and his “awe, shucks” kind of way of running for president as just your average Joe. And no one, NO ONE EVER, called him either “middle-class Joe” or “lunch bucket Joe,” except himself. Joe Biden’s life story has been carefully constructed by him to paint him as a sort of folk hero; an everyman who made good. Biden told voters on February 11th, “This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid. Everyone is the hero of their own story, but there comes a point when you simply have to admit when someone is full of it, and Joe Biden most definitely is full of…it.
Game over: GOP Sen. Ron Johnson just got Jack Dorsey to torpedo Twitter’s case against the NY Post [video]
Twitter has refused to restore the New York Post’s account access until the Post deletes their tweets about their Hunter Biden scoops. If there’s one thing CEO Jack Dorsey cannot tolerate, it’s disinformation. And if there’s one thing GOP Sen. Ron Johnson cannot tolerate, it’s Jack Dorsey’s BS excuses for censoring the New York Post. Because Biden campaign, when asked about authenticity of the emails after NY Post broke them, cited Twitter's censorship as evidence of their their unreliability. ***Related:‘What Jack told the Senate, under oath, is false’: Ted Cruz grills Twitter CEO on selectively censoring ‘misinformation’
'Ask Not What Your Country Is': The Biden Inaugural Address
I'm not at liberty to reveal my sources, but I have obtained a draft of President Joe Biden's inaugural address. You say I'm not Welsh and my father was a Chevrolet dealer in Wilmington? When I'm president, this country won't be cozying up to the totalitarian regimes of Poland and Hungary. I'm your pop, but I'm not a weasel, pal. I should say, I wasn't actually voted the "outstanding student," but it was an honor just to be nominated.
Conservative journo Jeryl Bier may have just zeroed in on Twitter’s endgame with their NY Post/Hunter Biden shenanigans [screenshots]
Twitter says the specific twitter rules broken were ones that applied to the publication of hacked materials and personal information. — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 27, 20203. https://t.co/Guo0hxLrbP — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 27, 2020Well, tomorrow is today, and we’re just dying to hear more about that. Why would they put the onus on the NY Post to do what they do all the time? Let’s just say we wouldn’t be remotely surprised if this is, as Bier suggests, to teach the NY Post a lesson.
The Media Needs the Biden Scandal to End as Much as Joe Biden
The surprise in all of this is not that the media outlets have chosen a side -- that is regarded as a given by many -- but in how brazen they have become in their stance on this story. During a video conference for the campaign on Sunday Biden made one of his endless strings of verbal pratfalls. Four more years of George — George, uh, he, we're going to find ourselves in a position where if Trump gets elected, we're going to be in a different world." Once this got out on social media many commented that Biden thought he was running against George Bush, but a number of outlets rushed to cover for Joe. We have reached the point now that as this scandal blossoms it is not only Joe Biden who faces accountability.
Are Democrats Heading for a 2020 Bloodbath?
Right now, it looks like Democrats are heading for an Electoral College bloodbath viewing the early vote totals. Larry Schweikart has been tracking these numbers. — Larry Schweikart (@LarrySchweikart) October 27, 2020Miami-Dade is now R +5,500. Trump lead increases. https://t.co/HzKCmjCt49 — PollWatch (@PollWatch2020) October 25, 2020And there's some good news coming from Colorado as well:UPDATE: CORs early vote now down by only 9%.
Politico journo covering ‘Toss Up’ Texas doesn’t like how the state smells
The Cook Political Report has moved Texas into the “Toss Up” category:INBOX from @cookpolitical: "Trump’s Path Narrows, as Texas Moves to Toss Up"https://t.co/wZI6euC4rQ — Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) October 28, 2020And Politico sent Ryan Lizza to Texas to report on what’s really going on in the state:Texas is officially a toss up according to @CookPolitical. Here’s the full case for and against Biden making a late play there: https://t.co/oZMQMOdWJ1 https://t.co/j2m2SLzujO — Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) October 28, 2020But he doesn’t like how the state smells:I’m staying in Odessa, Texas, tonight. — Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 28, 2020But experts don’t really know if this means anything or not:Tell me about it. That's nearly 91% of the total votes cast in the state in 2016. @longhornderek data: 42% of voters have no voting history in the last 4 primaries and 14% have no general or primary voting history.
NYT journo who grew up in Pennsylvania says the polls don’t match what he sees happening on the ground
The New York Times Shawn McCreesh, who grew up in Pennsylvania, has an opinion piece out today that says the polls that show Biden ahead don’t match what he’s seeing on the ground:Can We Trust Pennsylvania’s Polls? https://t.co/9B3pUXYIhx — Shawn McCreesh (@ShawnMcCreesh) October 27, 2020“I grew up around here and am dubious” of Biden lead, writes McCreesh:Nothing can stop these pieces. "https://t.co/PJierCBGZr — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 27, 2020a"One of my mom’s acquaintances recently held a Trump-themed birthday party for her child. https://t.co/wETsOROLB1 — Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) October 28, 2020So, Dems are now counting on “shy” Biden voters? Last election there were a lot of shy Trump voters (“lean-ins” they called them at Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh) last time and there may still be.
Jim Treacher and Iowahawk skewer the media’s coverage of Trump’s Omaha rally
“We need at least 30 more buses,” an Omaha police officer just said, shaking his head at the chaotic cluster that is unfolding. — Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) October 28, 2020Some of the Trump supporters required medical attention in the freezing temperatures:Thousands of people left out in the cold and stranded in #Omaha, #Nebraska after a #Trump rally. pic.twitter.com/oIkmixaZt0 — Jeff Paul (@Jeff_Paul) October 28, 2020Things did finally get under control, of course:Officers reporting most parking lots are clear. — Omaha Scanner (@omaha_scanner) October 28, 2020But why has this been a story ALL DAY? https://t.co/1VXvuYHVey — Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 28, 2020Note that some accounts dispute the severity of what went down:Incidentally, I spoke to someone who was at the Omaha rally last night.
‘That’s not good’: Biden campaign dispatches Barack Obama to Michigan on Saturday (where Joe’s supposedly 9 points up)
The Real Clear Politics polling average currently shows Joe Biden with an 8.6 point lead in Michigan. An Ipsos/Reuters poll shows something similar:Joe Biden leads with 9 points among Michigan voters, according to an Ipsos / Reuters poll. Watch @Morning_Joe break down the latest battleground state polling. https://t.co/rwPJ6Siuq6 — MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 28, 2020If that’s accurate, it’s a decent lead, but the Biden campaign nevertheless has called in somebody to campaign for Joe:Confirmed: Joe Biden and Barack Obama will reunite to rally together in Michigan on Saturday, per person familiar. — Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 28, 2020Remember what Obama himself said after learning he’d been asked to do some last-minute Michigan campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016?
Ben Shapiro goes back through Joe Biden’s political career to offer a glimpse at how President Biden would govern
But one thing we can be sure of is that Joe Biden is hardly the “nice guy” that the Left and Resistance make him out to be. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 28, 2020Nothing makes Joe Biden a transformational figure. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 28, 2020And now, Joe Biden is little more than a glorified yes-man for the progressive Left. Biden has moved to appease the prevailing winds on every major political issue. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 28, 2020We couldn’t’ve said it better ourselves.
CNN and other outlets busy reporting on Miles ‘Anonymous’ Taylor while ignoring Tony Bobulinski
— Honey?????? (@jennifermcfarl4) October 28, 2020So Miles Taylor merits your attention, but Tony Bobulinski does not? Interesting that they actively suppressed Tony Bobulinski from trending last night even though it was a far bigger and impactful story. — Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) October 28, 2020I will take Tony Bobulinski over Anonymous Nobody Miles Taylor any day of the week. Focus on Tony Bobulinski and why his evidence of Biden family corruption isn’t the #1 story in the country right now. With more than ONE MILLION tweets, Tony Bobulinski never cracked the top 5 in the past 18 hours.
YUGE: Nearly 7.6 million people tuned in to watch Tucker Carlson interview Tony Bobulinski
You could say that Twitter’s decision to block URLs leading to the Post’s exposé only increased interest in the Hunter Biden story, and you’d be correct. By comparison, CNN pulled in just shy of 2 million viewers for “Anderson Cooper 360.”Tucker Carlson delivered more than 7.5 million viewers for his interview with Tony Bobulinski on Tuesday night. — Charles Lenn (@charleslenn) October 28, 2020People crave real journalists — Flyover Country (@FlyoverStateKS) October 28, 2020#Tucker had 7.56 million viewers for his Bobulinski interview. Sad to hear @BretBaier, whose journalistic integrity I respected, desperately hawking the latest Hunter Biden trash tonight. — Dana Milbank (@Milbank) October 28, 2020Yeah, we’re sure Milbank was a regular Fox News viewer, and now Baier has lost him.
Bernie Sanders says the police who murdered Walter Wallace in Philadelphia should be arrested and prosecuted
Bernie Sanders is going all-in with Black Lives Matter. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 28, 2020He was carrying a knife, was told multiple times to drop it, and was within 10 feet of officers. — Sean Pelette (@PeletteSean) October 29, 2020I can’t believe so many people agree with this old man! — Rory Klukas (@DadIsAngry) October 29, 2020I say we send @SenSanders out on the streets for a few weeks in a cop car and see what he says after that. — Regan Teague, CFA (@reganteague) October 29, 2020I love how everyone knows how the cops could have handled a situation they were never in and most likely will never be in.
Trump campaign ads rejected by Facebook and CNN
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 10:35 AM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020Left-wing media and Silicon Valley have made an attempt to impede the President’s campaign efforts. Facebook has said it will be removing ads by the Trump campaign from its website that read “today is election day.”In a statement Tuesday, the social media giant said it told both campaigns ads that stated “vote today” without additional explanation would not be allowed. Update: Facebook tells me it'll remove Trump's "vote today" ads (example below). "As we made clear in our public communications and directly to campaigns, we prohibit ads that say ‘Vote Today’ without additional context or clarity." This came just days after the tech giant removed nearly 50 ads from the Trump campaign, most of which read “your vote has not been counted.” However, Facebook has not explained why the ads were pulled and only claimed they violated voter interference policies.
Analysis: With improved leverage, North Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote
Pyongyang embarked on an unprecedented series of weapons tests in 2017, declaring itself a nuclear power after undertaking its biggest nuclear blast and longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches. After months of tightening sanctions and trading threats, Trump then became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader at a summit in Singapore in 2018. ‘GAME CHANGERS’While the United States’ far greater military might could swiftly inflict critical damage on North Korea, Pyongyang now poses a threat with its nuclear missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland. It was seen by military experts as another game changer, just as the Hwasong-15 ICBM launch in 2017 was. A military parade https://www.reuters.com/video/?videoId=OVCZJVWBV&jwsource=em this month highlighted how the North has beefed up its strategic weapons.
Wall to Wall: Former Congressman on China Trade Pt. 1
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020President Trump made reforming the trade relationship with China a key focus of his first term. On Wall to Wall, Greta spoke with former Virginia congressman, Dave Brat, to compare Joe Biden and President Trump’s policies when it comes to China.
CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan warns of illegal alien invasion if Biden wins
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 3:31 PM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said the U.S. would have an invasion of illegal aliens if former vice president Joe Biden were to win the election. He added that Biden would stop the construction of the border wall and in turn encourage a massive rise in illegal arrivals. The border wall system is critical to @CBP’s multi-layered, risk-based approach to border security and maintaining operational control of our border. pic.twitter.com/FvGfITA26B — CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) October 28, 2020He noted human smuggling rings have hoped that the Biden administration would resume the ‘Catch-and-Release’ policy. As a result, the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. would increase by several million people.
Texas Heroes Rail Against Biden Gun-Control Plans
In the video, the pair condemn the former vice president's proposals as "insane," saying Biden will "make the Second Amendment extinct." In the nearly six-minute video, Willeford and Wilson critique Biden's gun-control proposals issue by issue. The pair say the cost of Biden's plan, which would apply to tens of millions of firearms and magazines, would be enormous. Biden called the idea of allowing licensed gun owners to carry inside churches "absolutely irrational." That I shouldn't have been armed in that church," Wilson says.
Pro-Democracy Hong Konger Arrested By China While Seeking Asylum at U.S. Consulate
Chinese authorities arrested a pro-democracy activist on Tuesday while he attempted to seek asylum at the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong. Tony Chung, 19, went to the consulate in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning in an attempt to gain political asylum. After stopping to wait in a coffee shop for the consulate to open, Chung was arrested by men in plain clothes. A swift takeover of Hong Kong by the Chinese Communist Party occurred this summer, sparking international outrage and a new suite of sanctions. Carafano and others also warned that a Biden administration may be ill-equipped to defend Taiwan from the same fate as Hong Kong.
Maine Dem Gideon Bails on Senate Debate
Maine Democratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon, who criticized President Donald Trump for not attending a second presidential debate, canceled her debate with Republican rival Sen. Susan Collins at the last minute Tuesday. Gideon, who said it was "really shameful" for Trump to forgo his debate, canceled her plans to appear in a one-on-one debate with Collins scheduled for Tuesday evening. They want to hear what plans each of the presidential candidates have," Gideon said about Trump's debate nonattendance. While the Trump campaign explained its reasoning in a two-page memo, Gideon has yet to explain why she declined to attend her debate. The Gideon campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
California Court Order Forces ICE To Release Hundreds of Immigrants with 'Serious Convictions and Charges'
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced California’s Adelanto ICE Processing Center was forced to release 250 “criminal aliens” due to a federal court order. The current headcount at the Adelanto facility, according to ICE officials, is estimated at 465, reduced from 730. Hatter directed ICE to release 50 detainees daily starting on Oct. 19, until the Adelanto facility reached its target new maximum capacity. Do you agree with the release of the Adelanto detainees? 1% (3 Votes) 99% (422 Votes)The order additionally indicated ICE could deport detainees through “final deportation orders” as part of its reduction plan.
Supreme Court Rebuffs Republican Requests In Swing State Election Appeals
Citing the coronavirus pandemic, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered election officials to count any ballot that arrives by Friday Nov. 6 unless it appears to have been sent after Election Day. Alito went on to say that he thinks the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision is probably wrong. That means Barrett may provide a fifth vote to say that state courts shouldn't rewrite federal election laws. In a brief opinion Monday night, Roberts said that state law may sometimes require late-breaking adjustments, and state courts should have the final word on state law. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the grace period was required by a voting rights provision in the state constitution.
Revealed: Multiple Voter Polls That Will Terrify Democrats Everywhere
The same poll showed Biden with a lead just two weeks ago, 45.8 percent to 42.6 percent. If voters leaning either Trump or Biden were factored into it, Trump’s lead got slightly slimmer, 48.4 percent to 47.6 percent. In all of these four states, Biden has held significant advantages — much like Hillary Clinton in swing states she lost back in 2016. In the case of the polls commissioned by the Center for American Greatness, there’s the fact that a conservative organization commissioned them. We’ll start to see in a few days just how right everyone else really was, but the parallels should be striking enough to terrify Democrats.
After Watching Biden's GA Rally, You'll Get Why 'Can I Change My Vote' Was Trending on Google
How pathetic was Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “rally” Tuesday in Warm Springs, Georgia? After listening to him speak, I easily understood why “can I change my vote” has become one of the highest trending searches on Google this week. Warm Springs was the site of former President Franklin Roosevelt’s beloved sanctuary. Hoping that the area’s “warm, buoyant spring waters” would cure his polio, FDR first traveled to Warm Springs in the mid-1920s. Will Biden’s pathetic performance in Warm Springs on Tuesday afternoon change any hearts and minds?
Ted Cruz Blasts Twitter CEO: 'Who the Hell Elected You and Put You in Charge?'
I believe the three witnesses who testified before @SenateCommerce today collectively pose the single greatest threat to free speech in America. I focused my questioning on @Jack because, of @Twitter, @Facebook, & @Google, I believe Twitter’s conduct has been the most egregious. Cruz told Dorsey, “Let’s be clear, the New York Post isn’t just some random guy tweeting. The New York Post has the fourth-highest circulation of any newspaper in America. The New York Post is over 200 years old.
Mike Huckabee: Biden Hasn't Done Anything To Help Your Family in 47 Years, Year 48 Will Be No Different
President Trump is admittedly abrasive, combative, at times vain and vulgar. Joe Biden has said he wants the government to take a bunch of them from you. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates publicly said that Joe Biden was wrong on every single foreign policy for the past 40 years. RELATED: Mary Beth Brown: Will Christians Regret Voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris? President Trump lowered your taxes and put money in your pocket — an estimated $6500 for the average family before the virus hit.
Biden Lets the Truth Slip, Introduces Himself as 'Kamala's Running Mate'
When Joe Biden tells the truth, American voters should be cringing. “My name’s Joe Biden. I’m Jill Biden’s husband, and I’m Kamala’s running mate,” Biden told the crowd at a sparsely attended drive-in rally in Atlanta. Yet, here’s Joe Biden, the nominal Democratic standard-bearer, identifying himself as “Kamala’s running mate” at a rally one week before Election Day. “He’s running against Joe Biden.
Searching CNN for 'Bobulinski,' The Biden Whistleblower, Turns Up Zero Results
A search of the name of former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski unearths zero results on the CNN website as the establishment media continues to suppress the Biden family corruption scandal. As Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel pointed out in a Twitter post on Wednesday, the establishment media completely ignored the story on morning broadcasts. But what is truly an assault on journalism and an insult to voters, is that Bobulinski’s story is also being surpressed online by the establishment media. CNN and the rest of the country’s leftist media, as Twitter did two weeks ago, have crossed an ethical line of no return. Do you think Biden's corruption scandal will hurt Democrats in the presidential election?
Bobulinski Bombshell: Biden Brother Said Joe Got Away With It Using 'Plausible Deniability'
Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s family had no qualms about using the political influence of the Biden family name as long as it could maintain the fiction of “plausible deniability,” a former Biden associate told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night. As Fox News reported, that crucial portion of Carlson’s interview with former Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski came when Bobulinski was describing a 2017 meeting about a joint venture allegedly involving Biden, Biden’s son, Hunter, Biden’s brother, James, and the now-bankrupt Chinese energy firm CEFC. And maybe Joe Biden’s potential as presidential material, too. “I’m thinking about Biden’s family, like, ‘How are they doing this? Is the American public waking up to the idea that Joe Biden might be steeped in corruption?
Watch Bobulinski Interview: Biden Rep Told Me I Would 'Bury' Them if I Told What I Knew
Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, told Tucker Carlson during an interview Wednesday he was warned he could potentially “bury” everyone involved in the Biden family’s reported foreign business dealings if he came forward with his account. During the interview, Bobulinski corroborated mountains of reporting that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was involved at a high level in Hunter Biden’s financial affairs. Joe Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, was also heavily involved in the Sinohawk business, according to Bobulinski. He said he was warned on the phone recently by Biden associate and lawyer Rob Walker of the potential ramifications of his coming forward. Do you believe Tony Bobulinski after seeing his interview with Tucker Carlson?
Mary Beth Brown: Will Christians Regret Voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris?
In sharp contrast, the record shows that Trump has proven to be a champion of religious freedom, the sanctity of life and Judeo-Christian American values. TRENDING: Biden's Worst Nightmare as 7,000 Cars Show for Trump Parade in Vital Swing State“We judge people based on objective facts. On their actions, their public record, their public statements, and certainly, Vice President Biden hasn’t left any doubt in anyone’s mind what his position is,” Cardinal Raymond Burke, a canon lawyer with the Catholic Church, said in August. Religious freedom was constantly under assault during the eight Obama/Biden years, and Biden vows to restore Obama-era policies. Harris asked the Supreme Court to not give Hobby Lobby an exemption because of its religious beliefs.
Big Tech Senate Hearing Delayed by Mark Zuckerberg's Ironic Gaffe
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee was forced to delay its Wednesday hearing with Big Tech CEOs because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg experienced a technical difficulty. Zuckerberg was slated to deliver his opening statement last, following Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. I was just having trouble connecting myself,” Zuckerberg told the committee. 100% (656 Votes) 0% (2 Votes)Wednesday’s hearing was the latest grilling the Big Tech CEOs faced over alleged anti-conservative bias, The Associated Press reported. Republicans have accused the Big Tech companies of censoring conservative, religious and pro-life views on their platforms.
My warning against a Biden/Harris victory
I offer you this commentary praying you will heed this warning and pass it along to all you can. With 170 million registered voters, do you honestly believe even half understand what would unfold with a Democratic victory? A Biden/Harris victory represents a clear and present danger to our American way of life. The Biden tax plan insures tax increases on corporations and individuals to underwrite massive socialist entitlement programs, gut your savings and guarantees an inevitable economic crash. His tax plan raises corporate tax 7% and our personal taxes through "creative" ways – wealth tax, death tax, capital gains, Social Security.
When Joe Biden saved Roe v. Wade
Because Roe v. Wade was just saved. The two men are both U.S. senators: Joe Biden of Delaware and Warren Rudman of New Hampshire. And no single member of the Senate Judiciary Committee was as important as Joe Biden, who chaired the committee. Alas, with Planned Parenthood v. Casey, America had its answer, as Souter provided the decisive vote preserving Roe v. Wade. And now, in 2020, Joe Biden envisions another happy ending.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Accused of Lying Under Oath
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of lying under oath while testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday. “What [Dorsey] told the Senate, under oath, is false. “Still blocked.”What @jack told the Senate, under oath, is false. Nothing like lying under oath https://t.co/Jp7monfPNs — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 28, 2020You’re right, @Jack. Do you think Jack Dorsey lied under oath?
Why Trump deserves 4 more years
Trump handily defeated Biden, who noticeably tired by the end of this second and final debate. Imagine where Trump would rank in the polls but for the constant, relentless negative media coverage and deranged opposition that would have suffocated the average politician. Immediately after Trump's election, Democrats attempted to invoke the 25th Amendment, arguing that the real-estate-developer-turned-politician lacked the mental fitness to hold a job. Oh, and Trump was impeached on grounds so weak that neither Biden nor running mate Sen. Kamala Harris even bring up impeachment while campaigning. When Trump contracted COVID-19, many Trump-hating Democrats set aside their vaunted compassion-for-the-plight-of-others to gloat that the mask-shunning, anti-science ignoramus got what he deserved.
Biden introduces himself as 'Kamala's running mate,' bringing his debate claim into question
I’m Jill Biden’s husband, and I’m Kamala’s running mate,” Biden told the crowd at a sparsely attended drive-in rally in Atlanta. "I am Kamala's running mate. Yet, here’s Joe Biden, the nominal Democratic standard-bearer, identifying himself as “Kamala’s running mate” at a rally one week before Election Day. But calling himself the “running mate” rather than the person at the top of the ticket is a different story. “He's running against Joe Biden.
Senate investigates Hunter Biden for not registering as foreign agent
Newly discovered April 2015 emails show Hunter Biden appeared to be helping a Ukrainian energy executive meet with and lobby his father, who was vice president at the time. In an earlier email that same month, Hunter specifically sought to avoid registering as a foreign agent as part of the venture. Asked if Hunter Biden is the target of a FARA investigation, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec declined to comment. The Biden campaign has dismissed accusations of influence peddling as a “smear campaign” against the Democratic presidential candidate and his family. In fact, the overarching Russia “collusion” probe, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, was actually predicated on possible FARA violations, not espionage.
Feds got FISA warrant against Hunter Biden's Chinese partner
By Chuck RossDaily Caller News FoundationFederal investigators obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against one of Hunter Biden’s Chinese business associates, suggesting that the executive was suspected of acting as a covert agent of a foreign government. In addition to his partnership with CEFC, Hunter Biden also represented Ho during his legal battle. Investigators obtained a FISA warrant allowing them to conduct electronic and physical surveillance of Ho’s property, court documents show. Ho’s lawyers tried to block evidence obtained through the FISA process from being used at Ho’s trial, according to one filing submitted in his case. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court grants surveillance authorization to the FBI and Justice Department in cases in which there is probable cause to suspect the subject of the warrant is working covertly for a foreign government.
Democrats called on to explain their court-packing plans
What is court packing? In today’s context, it would involve Democrats adding four new seats to turn a (so-called) 6-3 conservative court into a 7-6 liberal court. Yet, contrary to such claims, the Roberts court actually has been moderate. Of the top 10 most “extreme” court terms since 1946, nine came under the liberal Warren court, while only one came under the Roberts court. Court packing thus subjects everyone’s life, liberty, and property to the winds of politics.
How 3rd-party candidates could determine the presidency
In almost every case, the vote total of third-party candidates made the difference. In Michigan, Trump won the 16 electoral votes by just over 10,700 votes out of almost 5 million votes cast. Trump won Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes by 22,748 votes, which amounted to a .77% margin of victory. If it were not for the third-party candidates' cumulative 158,121 votes, it’s very possible that Trump would have lost that state. Just a few thousand votes cast for any one of these third-party candidates could very well determine who is standing with their hand on the Bible on Jan. 21, 2021.
The homestretch: 4 top issues affecting the vote
In any event, these are the issues shaping not only the 2020 presidential election, but down-ballot races across America. This election could hinge on Democrats' ability to get away with counting enough fraudulent votes to flip enough states won by President Trump in 2016. As incredible as it seems, it was only eight months ago that President Trump was impeached by House Democrats. If President Trump is successful in driving a large turn-out, his coattails could flip key House races. The stakes in this general election are higher than ever, as Americans cast their vote for one of two completely different worldviews.
'The Hunter Games': Like prodigal father, like prodigal son
The "Prodigal Son" parable is ageless – worth recalling now due to possible Joe Biden family corruption detailed in the damning contents discovered on son Hunter's discarded computer and recent disclosures by a family confidant. While father Joe granted Hunter his inheritance – a family name to trade upon – the son did very well with it. However, instead of raising fatherly concerns about a prodigal son's questionable dealings, Joe wanted in on the deal. Is the Hunter Biden scandal going to affect the vote on Nov. 3? Those insights explain Hunter's behavior: Where there is a prodigal father, there is a prodigal son.
Obama – puppet or puppeteer?
A few weeks ago, while out promoting my new book, "Unmasking Obama," a fellow asked the ultimate question about Barack Obama: puppet or puppeteer? After watching Obama slouch his way toward Election Day, drawing crowds smaller than those of even Melania Trump, I am convinced the answer is "puppet." In his prime, Obama generated dramatically more enthusiasm than does the corrupt and senile Joe Biden. That said, the obvious puppet Biden will likely get more votes than Obama did despite the fact that the strings can be seen from the cheap seats. Jack Cashill's new book, "Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of a Failed Presidency," is now widely available.
The history voters have seen will determine election's outcome
Judging from the existing data on early and mail-in ballots, it is clear that a lot of voters think this election is very important. As we've seen, the resulting push-back from the left has been unprecedented, giving rise to actions that have been nearly impossible to ignore. TRENDING: Christian leader who saw Trump winning in 2016 sees God bringing victory another way in 2020Thus, I believe it would be worthwhile to examine what voters have actually experienced since President Trump took office. Since January 2017, voters have seen an attempted coup on the part of congressional Democrats in the form of their impeachment proceedings against the president. They've seen their president berated in crude and shameful fashion by Democrats, the press and media, as well as being upbraided for his alleged racism despite no evidence whatsoever to support this contention.
U.S. senator scorches Twitter for censoring bombshell Biden report
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Wednesday skewered Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey, for allowing a negative report about President Trump while censoring a story damaging to Joe Biden's campaign. Dorsey, along with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai, was subpoenaed after Twitter blocked a New York Post report on alleged influence peddling by the Biden family and suspended the paper's account. But he said that the paper must delete tweets on the Biden story if it wants its account restored. 100% (44 Votes) 0% (0 Votes)Cruz asked Dorsey if Twitter can influence elections, and the CEO denied it. Cruz argued the Biden evidence was not "hacked," coming from a laptop apparently abandoned by Hunter Biden.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey accused of lying under oath to the Senate: That's a felony
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of lying under oath while testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday. "What [Dorsey] told the Senate, under oath, is false. What @jack told the Senate, under oath, is false. 18 USC 1621 makes it a felony to lie under oath to the Senate. Nothing like lying under oath https://t.co/Jp7monfPNs — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 28, 2020You're right, @Jack.
Dr. Scott Atlas demolishes Joe Biden's COVID lockdown claim
When Joe Biden claimed "no serious" doctor agrees with Dr. Scott Atlas' coronavirus strategy of loosening coronavirus restrictions for the healthy while protecting the vulnerable, the White House coronavirus adviser got the last word. Do you agree with Dr. Scott Atlas' strategy? They concluded that that while strict public health measures bring cases down, the number of deaths rise in the long run. The CDC last month issued new estimates that showed people under 50 years infected by COVID-19 have nearly a 100% survival rate. It broke down to a 99.997% survival rate for 0-19; 99.98% for ages 20-49; 99.5% for 50-69; and 94.6% for those over 70.
WATCH: 'Ballot chaser' boasts she got $55,000 to flip 5,000 votes for Biden
She said she's paid to flip votes for Biden at a cost of "five to eight dollars per vote. TRENDING: Christian leader who saw Trump winning in 2016 sees God bringing victory another way in 2020"Yeah, that’s what I’m doing. "Yeah, I'm getting the Biden vote out, but I mean I'm not going to do it for free -- in other words if they don’t pay me, I’m like excuse me?" I'm with Biden and I’m with Hegar. After the voter "corrects" her ballot, Rodriguez presents her with a shawl as a gift.
Study finds no late shift towards Trump so far – HotAir
Those voters broke for Mr. Trump by 30 percentage points in Wisconsin and by 17 points in Florida and Pennsylvania, helping to deliver narrow victories, the study said. This month, the Journal/NBC News poll went looking for signs of a similar, late shift—and found a different picture than in 2016. Undecided voters seem to be moving equally toward both presidential candidates. And they moved almost equally to Mr. Trump and to his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. Overall, this set of voters favored Mr. Biden more than the president.
Twitter’s continued ban on The Post has no rhyme or reason — only bias – HotAir
Meanwhile, neither Joe Biden nor Hunter Biden has argued the validity of the laptop nor the e-mails; the vice president simply claims the China deal never came to fruition. Receipts show the computer repair shop took in the laptop. So the only reason for social media to continue to punish The Post is not because of any “fake news” concerns — it’s because they’re mad about any story that hurts Joe Biden. Twitter is still demanding The Post delete six posts linking to our reporting (tweets that don’t violate their rules!) before restoring our account — even though any user can now freely share those stories.
Georgia: Biden 50, Trump 46 – HotAir
Among all registered voters in Georgia, Biden is supported by 50% and Trump is supported by 45%. In a high turnout model, Biden has 50% support and Trump has 46%. The race is tighter using a lower turnout model at 50% Biden and 48% Trump, whereas the incumbent led by 3 to 5 points in this model in prior polls. Trump won Georgia by five points in 2016. More than half (58%) of registered voters in Georgia report having already cast their ballots.
Wisconsin: Biden 48, Trump 43 – HotAir
In new Marquette Law School Poll, Joe Biden is the choice for president of 48% of likely WI voters, Donald Trump is the choice of 43%. #mulawpollLittle change in overall results from most recent Marquette poll, Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, when it was Biden 47% and Trump 42%. In early September, it was Biden 48%, Trump 44%. #mulawpollAmong Republicans, 7% support Biden, 86% support Trump. Among Democrats, 3% support Trump, 92% support Biden.
MAGA scrambles to repair the Hunter Biden narrative – HotAir
The Wall Street Journal and Fox News have both reported finding no evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden benefited from the Hunter Biden business dealings that have drawn scrutiny. More explicitly pro-Trump media outlets — OAN, Breitbart, Newsmax — have mostly shied away from publishing fresher, more salacious allegations. Videos apparently showing Hunter Biden in compromising positions, allegedly obtained from the laptop, have been uploaded to a Chinese website owned partially by Steve Bannon, the former Trump aide who has been helping Giuliani. The explicit photos ended up on Gateway Pundit, a site known for promoting conspiracy theories about various Democratic figures. An email allegedly tying Hunter Biden to a Kazakh oligarch ended up in the British tabloid The Daily Mail, with only a passing mention of Biden.
FBI agents urge Biden and Trump not to fire Christopher Wray – HotAir
“FBI Special Agents respect Director Wray’s leadership and look forward to continuing to work with him to protect this great country from national security and criminal threats,” said Brian O’Hare, president of the FBI Agents Association, in a statement and letters to both Trump and Biden. The vote of confidence in Wray comes as he appears to be on increasingly tenuous footing under Trump, who has publicly assailed him for declining to investigate the president’s political adversaries and for undercutting Trump’s political narratives about foreign election interference and left-wing violence. In recent days, sources close to Trump have fueled stories suggesting Trump is preparing to fire Wray after the election, and may remove other members of his national security team who he has criticized for similar reasons. Biden, on the other hand, has given no indication about whether he would seek to retain Wray, whose term would expire in 2027. Spokespeople for the Biden campaign and transition did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Biden makes late push to flip the Senate – HotAir
He campaigned in Georgia on Tuesday with Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, the top Democrats running in the rapidly changing state’s dual Senate races. Meanwhile, his wife, Jill Biden, was in Maine stumping with Sara Gideon, the party’s candidate facing longtime GOP Sen. Susan Collins. And on Friday, Biden will make his first stop in Iowa since the state’s ill-fated caucuses, where the dead-heat Senate race has become the second most expensive in the country — and Biden and Trump are locked in a tight race themselves. Biden still hasn’t campaigned with every Democratic Senate hopeful, even in the swing states where the party is competitive at both levels. “If we win both of these Senate seats in Georgia, it’s almost mathematically impossible for Mitch McConnell to remain majority leader.”
Dear Democrats, pack the court and nuke the filibuster. I dare you. – HotAir
Because true to form, they haven’t thought much of this through long-term. For example, Democrats caterwauling that Roe v. Wade will be overturned and tossed out haven’t considered that the ruling will no longer be necessary, when a Republican-held Congress passes a national abortion ban with 51 votes. It wouldn’t happen tomorrow or next year but it would happen. So the Democrats are free to leap at the whims of feverish pundits and fringe members of their party. But is there a threat they can make that won’t be returned in kind?
Poll: Biden 54, Trump 42 – HotAir
Among likely voters, 54% back Biden and 42% Trump. Biden has held a lead in every CNN poll on the matchup since 2019, and he has held a statistically significant advantage in every high-quality national poll since the spring. Although the election will ultimately be decided by the statewide results, which drive the Electoral College, Biden’s lead nationally is wider than any presidential candidate has held in more than two decades in the final days of the campaign…Barring major changes in the landscape in the final days of the race, Trump’s chances for closing the gap are deeply dependent on Election Day turnout. The poll finds that among those who have already voted (64% Biden to 34% Trump) or who plan to vote early but had not yet done so at the time they were interviewed (63% Biden to 33% Trump), Biden holds nearly two-thirds support. Trump leads 59% to 36%, though, among those who say they plan to vote on Election Day.
October surprise: Biden’s zipped lips – HotAir
Biden has finally learned, at the tender age of 77, to shut up and stay on message (yes, sometimes by staying in his basement). To nearly everyone’s surprise, he has run one of the most disciplined presidential campaigns in recent memory. For decades, Biden has enjoyed — or perhaps his opponents have enjoyed — a reputation as an undisciplined windbag. The headline: “Mighty Mouth.” Sixteen years later, Michael Crowley wrote in the same magazine of Biden’s “Castro-length speeches” as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after 9/11. Yet Biden 2020 has been so focused and undeviating that his closing message is quite literally his opening message.
These white women voted for Trump in 2016. They’re having second thoughts. – HotAir
Over the past two months, Republican pollster Sarah Longwell, who founded the group Republican Voters Against Trump, has been following nine undecided voters, college-educated women, who ranged in age from 30 to 60. (The remaining three Biden voters were from Pennsylvania and North Carolina.) Three from Arizona, Pennsylvania and Florida were undecided, vacillating between voting for Biden or third party. “The trend as we’ve gotten closer to the election has been just how many people aren’t voting for Trump again,” said Longwell. She added that the phenomenon of a shy Biden voter is “much more likely to manifest” than a shy Trump voter.
IBD/TIPP: Trump now ahead of where he was in 2016
The latest Biden Vs. Trump poll from IBD/TIPP suggests the race has become competitive with just one week to go. President Donald Trump’s support has surpassed his 2016 share of the vote in the IBD/TIPP presidential poll update, while Vice President Joe Biden appears to have lost ground among some key groups. This doesn’t mean that Trump is in any danger of winning the popular vote, but as we saw four years ago, he doesn’t really need to. If the popular vote is “close” (definitions of that word in this context vary), Biden’s path to victory grows increasingly tenuous. If the popular vote between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is nearly a tie, Trump has an 88 percent chance of re-election, researchers of the Electoral College predict in a recent study.
What happened at Trump’s Omaha rally last night?
He held a rally last night at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska. “We need at least 30 more buses,” an Omaha police officer just said, shaking his head at the chaotic cluster that is unfolding. The #Trump rally ended around 8:45pm. pic.twitter.com/JYXCLypTQl — Jeff Paul (@Jeff_Paul) October 28, 2020The “Omaha Scanner” Twitter account was following police and EMT chatter all evening. — Omaha Scanner (@omaha_scanner) October 28, 2020#MedicalBranch of #TACAirIC reports at least 30 patient contacts and 7 patient transports to hospital.
Melania in Pennsylvania: Biden’s socialist agenda will destroy America
First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Atglen, Pennsylvania Tuesday for her first solo campaign appearance during this election cycle. Her appearance came the day after President Trump held three campaign events in Pennsylvania. What was striking about her speech is that in her own soft-spoken way, she tore into the Democrats and Joe Biden, as well as the media. “Joe Biden attacked President Trump’s decision to put the American people first and close travel from China. President Trump made a surprise stop in Maine last week and Mike Pence has traveled to the state in recent days, too.
Bobulinski: I personally met with Joe Biden twice to discuss 2017 China deal
Bobulinski makes a clear case for plausibility, and in doing so indicts Adam Schiff and others of McCarthyism. “There was no other reason for me to be in that bar meeting Joe Biden than to discuss what I was doing with his family’s name and the Chinese CEFC.” (CEFC is a Chinese company with ties to the communist government). … Bobulinski said his second meeting with Joe Biden happened the following day, backstage at the investment conference where Joe Biden had just spoken. In 2017, Joe Biden was a private citizen, not Vice President. And just how did $130 million in stimulus funding, supervised by Sheriff Joe himself, make its way into the coffers of firms connected to Hunter Biden anyway?
CNN’s Blitzer: Why did Philly police “shoot to kill” and not “shoot to injure”?
The answer is because cops aren’t expert marksmen: None are trained to “shoot to injure” because it’s impossible to do consistently. Why not just shoot to injure rather than “shoot to kill,” Blitzer asks. But why shoot to kill opposed to shoot to injure and just prevent anything from going further? So officers are trained to shoot center mass, not shoot to kill. It’s not “shoot to kill,” it’s “shoot to stop the threat while minimizing all other risks.” One would think Blitzer would have learned that by now.
Democrats underperforming in Nevada early vote?
There are too many unknowns about Election Day turnout to draw any safe conclusions from the early returns. And in this case he’s not really “interpreting” early turnout, he’s simply comparing this year’s Democratic advantage to 2016’s Democratic advantage. Trump won that group in Nevada by a 50/37 spread over Clinton four years ago, according to the exit polls. Nate Silver cautioned about that this morning:For example, Biden lost independents by 13 points in Nevada in 2016, per the exit poll there. Georgia would do it for him (along with Michigan and Wisconsin), or Arizona plus an electoral vote somewhere else.
Rush — and Reason: Don’t vote for Biden
Rush Limbaugh’s home-stretch argument won’t surprise anyone, but his focus here on Biden’s negatives rather than Donald Trump’s positives is notable. You have to get out there and vote Trump.”I agree with Rush on all of the above, and so would most Hot Air readers, I’d guess. On many, perhaps most, issues, Joe Biden’s America will be one in which political and economic power is unified under Washington’s control. The question, as always, is whether this is a rational choice or a vote throwaway. Nick and Rush agree on that much, even if they likely don’t agree on the solution.
Twitter chief: We won’t allow Hunter Biden misinformation but we will allow Holocaust misinformation
It’s only the core critique of Twitter’s attempt to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story, after all. If Trump tweets nonsense about the fraudulence of mail-in ballots, they’re johnny on the spot. What’s the difference between a vicious anti-semitic lie about what was done to Europe’s Jews in World War II and a not-yet-discredited story about Joe and Hunter Biden trying to drum up business in China? Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends not flagging tweets denying the Holocaust as misinformation, while flagging the president's tweetshttps://t.co/63qT3FSx8p pic.twitter.com/hkk9MgR3XA — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 28, 2020Did this guy prepare for this hearing at all? The Hunter Biden laptop story would be verboten too; the facts simply aren’t certain enough to take a legal risk by publishing it.
Ho hum. PA’s largest county mails out tens of thousands of flawed ballots
But if someone sends back the incorrect ballot and doesn’t send back the correct one, should it count? As noted above, Allegheny County includes Pittsburgh and it’s the second-largest county in the state. According to one local news report, election officials in the county are pinning the blame on the contractor they hired to print the ballots. As to what they could do about it, the county mailed replacement ballots out to everyone the following week. Election officials say they’ve been checking any ballots they receive to see if they are the misprinted ones.
Former Homeland Security official outs himself as ‘Anonymous’ (Update: Will remain as CNN contributor)
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. The person that the NYT strongly insinuated was, like, the VP or WH Chief of Staff, or Cabinet Member was literally "Miles Taylor." HA HA HA — Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 28, 2020Should the NY Times have granted this guy an anonymous platform in the first place? (@EsotericCD) October 28, 2020Should the NYT have granted anonymity as a “senior administration official” to minor DHS bureaucrat Miles Taylor? Miles Taylor?
RCI: Senate committee investigating Hunter Biden for FARA violations
Until Mueller, FARA violations were only slightly more likely to result in criminal probes than supposed violations of the Logan Act. Mueller picked it back up and added in the FARA violations in order to squeeze Manafort for testimony against Donald Trump. RCI’s Paul Sperry reports that one Senate committee plans to use it in dealing with Hunter Biden, although which committee turns out to be a bit of a surprise:The Senate Finance Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, is actively investigating Hunter Biden’s possible non-compliance with the FARA statute, according to a spokesman. (We haven’t seen firm evidence that Hunter lobbied Joe for Burisma, either; they both deny it.) A FARA indictment might dent Joe a little, but most people are inclined to dismiss October surprises, especially those aimed more at family members.
Trump: I was worried this “Anonymous” sleazebag might be Hope Hicks or Jared Kushner
I don’t know why he thinks Miles Taylor should be prosecuted, though. Trump, speaking at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport, calls “anonymous” (Miles Taylor) a “sleaze bag” and adds that he was worried it would turn out to be someone like Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner, Mike Lee, or Rand Paul. “This guy, in my opinion, should be prosecuted,” Trump adds. Taylor went anonymous as a false pretense, to generate exactly the sort of fake suspense Trump jokes about in the clip. — ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) October 28, 2020Asked about his lie to Anderson Cooper, Miles Taylor says he was doing what he'd pledged to do — deny authorship and keep the focus on Trump.
WaPo/ABC poll: Biden leads in Wisconsin by … *seventeen* points?
None of them include Joe Biden winning Wisconsin by seventeen points, two more than Barack Obama’s margin in 2008. In Wisconsin, likely voters favor Biden by 57 percent to 40 percent, with Jorgensen at 2 percent. Among registered voters, Biden’s edge in Michigan is five points, while he leads by 17 points in Wisconsin. Could Biden have a lead, even a substantial lead, in Wisconsin? None of the polling has ever shown Trump ahead, although a recent Susquehanna poll (with only 500 likely voters) put the race at a 45/45 tie.
Biden’s relaxed schedule still making some Dems nervous, but they also worry about him getting sick
Biden’s campaign strategy continues to look like an attempt to run out the clock while polls show he has a lead. But some Democrats continue to worry that Biden is taking a big risk by not being aggressive in the final days of the campaign. But compared with many of Mr. Biden’s days this month, and even a few this week, it’s the equivalent of a barnstorm. On Sunday, Mr. Biden held no in-person campaign events, straying from his home in the Wilmington area only for church. Another is that Biden doesn’t have the stamina to campaign and COVID is providing an excuse for never getting Biden out of 2nd gear.
How far might Trump go? – HotAir
Working in the same vein as Foley, Larry Diamond, a political scientist and senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, described by email what he called “by far the most dangerous scenario”:“Trump is leading when the in-person votes are counted on election night. If you just stopped counting at midnight on election night, Trump would be the winner, even though many millions of mail-in ballots in key swing states are still to be counted.”When the “blue wave comes in,” Diamond continues,“and gives Biden a victory in states with more than 270 electoral votes, Trump cries foul and demands that the Republican legislators in states like Pennsylvania, maybe Florida, give him their electoral votes, even though he didn’t win according to the vote count.”
Trump: Hopefully courts won’t let states take a lot of time to count ballots after November 3
TRUMP: "We'll see what happens [on Election Day]. Hopefully the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after Nov. 3 to count ballots that won't be allowed by the various courts, because as you know we’re in courts on that." pic.twitter.com/oKcaYE20K8 — JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) October 28, 2020No one wants weeks of uncertainty after Election Day about who won. The reason he doesn’t want states taking “a lot” of time counting ballots after Election Day next week isn’t because he’s worried about “uncertainty,” or fraudulent votes trickling in. pic.twitter.com/SqPqIQb4tB — Aaron Hanlon (@AaronRHanlon) October 28, 2020The argument for a rule that the ballot must arrive *by* Election Day is certainty.
Luntz: Dodgers win the World Series, Is a Trump victory imminent?
In case you don’t follow baseball, the L.A. Dodgers won the World Series Tuesday. The Rays beat the Houston Astros in the play-off series, so there may be a little residual disappointment around the World Series this year on my part. The World Series title was the second championship title celebrated in a matter of weeks for a Los Angeles team. He noted that every time the Dodgers win the World Series, the Republican candidate wins the presidency. My Dodgers won the World Series.
How The Biden Scandal Exposed The Corporate Press's Corruption
The idea is to disparage the source of the information rather than grapple with what the information reveals. But suppression and distraction can only go so far, even when big media and big tech join forces. The longer the Hunter Biden story is out there, the more one can see a kind of psychosis developing in the American press. Joe Biden felt the need to address the issue in last week’s presidential debate. One way or another, information about Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business deals, and Joe Biden’s role in them, is getting out there.
US Election 2020: Trump campaign website is 'seized' by hackers
Donald Trump’s campaign website was briefly ‘seized’ by hackers Tuesday who claimed to have evidence that ‘completely discredits’ him as a president and proves his ‘criminal involvement’ in the manipulation of the 2020 election. Trump's website was back up and running by 7:45pm. Trump 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh later released a statement on the system breach, assuring that no sensitive data had been compromised. 'Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack,' Murtaugh wrote. 'Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News https://babylonbee.com/news/twitter-shuts-down-entire-network-to-slow-spread-of-negative-biden-news via @TheBabylonBee,' Trump's account tweeted on October 16.
Senate Panel Investigating Hunter Biden’s Failure to Register as Foreign Agent
The Obama-Biden administration investigated six Trump campaign advisers for suspected FARA violations, but not Hunter Biden, above, with his father. Compared with the treatment of Hunter Biden, that's “a double standard, 100%,” said a former assistant FBI director. Tony Bobulinski, who says he is a former associate of Hunter Biden, has turned over evidence to the FBI. Terry McAuliffe and Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who is now Joe Biden’s running mate. Chuck Grassley, chair of the Senate Finance Committee: He is actively investigating Hunter Biden’s possible non-compliance with the FARA statute.
College undergrads: America is racist, looting ‘justified,’ reparations required
It was founded in 2010 by Yale students in a bid to promote intellectual diversity. The latest McLaughlin survey covered several current issues, including the coronavirus, attending classes, views of the Constitution, and trust in the media. Several questions addressed race and the types of positions backed by liberals and the Black Lives Matter movement. And as the Black Lives Matter movement claims, that feeling is driven by concerns blacks are targeted by police. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 52.9% of college students are white, 20.9% are Hispanic, 15.1% are black, and 7.6% are Asian.
Facebook Removes Ad Critical of Biden Support for BLM
Facebook removed a black man's ad that criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's record on crime and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement just days before the election. The narrator claims that Biden "supports the BLM organization that also wants to keep black men from raising their children." Wallace noted that now-deleted language in the Black Lives Matter platform supporting the disruption of the "Western-prescribed nuclear family structure." Facebook cited a fact check from a website called Lead Stories, which said that Wallace's claims have "no proof" and that Biden has not "formally endorsed" Black Lives Matter. Politifact also fact checked the claim that BLM supports the abolition of the nuclear family.
The Landslide America Will Be Glad to Have
In a bitterly contested, confused election, the social media giants would suppress any information favoring Trump as “disinformation,” and boost any news that demonstrated a Biden win. America is a Sunny CountryI sense America is tired of fighting. That is why I think in one week, America will choose to step up rather than hunker down. I believe Donald Trump will win with a broad coalition, including Blacks and Latinos in record numbers for a Republican. They know Biden is not up for the job.
The Morning Briefing: Philly Riot Thugs Make Final Push for Trump's Reelection
From Bryan’s post:Philadelphia, Pa., erupted into its second straight night of violent riots following the police shooting death of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. Monday afternoon. This kind of violence has not only been condoned by Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats, it’s been embraced. pic.twitter.com/rlvVkSwXhp — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 28, 2020DayumPJM LinktankIf only people hadn’t been voting since February. ?’: Joe Biden introduces himself as Kamala Harris’ running mateBee MeCNN Mourns ACB Confirmation By Flying Chinese Flag At Half-Mast https://t.co/4pcvrOaPfN — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) October 27, 2020The Kruiser KabanaUrías is only 24, btw. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.” His columns appear twice a week.
Insanity Wrap #76: This Bud's for You, Racist
Insanity Wrap needs to know: When did beer become racist? Insanity Wrap asks this question rhetorically, of course. You don’t need Insanity Wrap to tell you that the whole rotten structure needs to be torn down. Insanity Wrap believes that in the one-in-a-bazillion chance that Trump is a white supremacist then he’s really, truly awful at it. One More Thing…Who told you Insanity Wrap never shared anything uplifting?
Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?
I&I EditorialJoe Biden called President Donald Trump “George” on Sunday, as if he were running against George H.W. Yet at both debates, though he made mistakes, he looked to be far more sentient, at times even sharp, in stark contrast to the doddering senior citizen we usually see. “What kind of country we’re gonna be,” Biden asked in a weekend interview with George Lopez. Just as disturbing as the constant misstatements are his appearances in public and on video outside of the debates. We won’t speculate as to the cause behind the sharp differences in the Biden of the debates and the Biden we’ve been seeing at other times.
On Biden Corruption, Democrats Reap Consequences Of Gentle Primary
In a healthy Democratic Party, Joe Biden's primary opponents would have cared about his family's documented habit of trading on their powerful last name. In a healthy Democratic Party, Joe Biden’s primary opponents would have cared about his family’s documented habit of trading on their powerful last name, almost certainly with the former vice president’s knowledge. Hunter Biden has acknowledged meeting with Jonathan Li, a Chinese banker and his partner in the fund during the trip, although his spokesman says it was a social visit. Beyond being a powerful campaign attack, the issue raises serious questions about Joe Biden’s commitment to ethical conduct. They clearly don’t want to be seen as advancing President Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate the Hunter Biden deal.”I think that’s correct.
My 'suburban mom' demographic is supposedly all in for Biden. But I'm voting for Trump.
A more expansive view of life:Viable unborn children can live without their mothers — our Constitution protects themThat’s Joe Biden’s America. One of Trump’s first acts was to nominate Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, followed by Brett Kavanaugh. She would be the first mother of young children to serve on the Supreme Court. Now Biden threatens to turn the Supreme Court into his own liberal mini-Congress. But in Biden’s America he’ll always stand with the teachers, even when they are wrong.
Leftists Are Physically Attacking Trump Supporters Just Like They Did in 2016
Groups including United Against Racism and Fascism NYC and NYC Antifa posted about their involvement with the counterprotest. Throw red paint on vehicles, punch Trump supporters. @realDonaldTrump @TrumpWarRoom pic.twitter.com/qbCeMKWWl9 — NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) October 25, 2020The tolerant left throwing rocks at yesterday’s Jews For Trump caravan. pic.twitter.com/kfrwaLTJgT — NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) October 25, 2020In San Francisco, a black Trump supporter got one of his teeth knocked out. Meanwhile, Trump is repeatedly asked to condemn white supremacy while Joe Biden is never asked to denounce Antifa.
Ted Cruz rips Jack Dorsey over censorship of Post’s Hunter Biden bombshell
Sen. Ted Cruz teed off on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the social-media giant’s censorship of The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden, in a stunning rebuke during Wednesday’s Big Tech hearings on Capitol Hill. “Can the New York Post post on their Twitter account?” the lawmaker pressed. “Let’s be clear: The New York Post isn’t just some random guy tweeting. The New York Post has the fourth-highest circulation of any newspaper in America. The New York Post was founded by Alexander Hamilton,” he scolded Dorsey.
Wargaming the Electoral College: Can BIDEN Thread the Needle to 270? (Yes, Biden)
Wargaming the Electoral College: Penultimate Edition. Let’s start this edition of Wargaming the Electoral College with that premise and with the broadest possible battleground state map. If the Dems can steal big enough to steal this one from Trump, then voting and the Electoral College no longer matter and this whole country is moot. On this map, without Pennsylvania, Biden would have to sweep all three remaining Rust Belt battlegrounds: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Not because I’m driven to flights of fancy, but because all these scenarios drive home the entire point of today’s edition of Wargaming the Electoral College: Trump has more and wider paths to victory than Biden does.
‘Anonymous’ anti-Trump writer the NYT’s promoted reveals identity, and in a SHOCKING twist, he’s a CNN contributor (who lied) – twitchy.com
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) October 28, 2020The anonymous White House staffer is also a CNN contributor. Miles Taylor wasn't even listed on DHS's senior leadership page when NYT published his op-ed because he was just a policy advisor, not even chief of staff. https://t.co/JU0bYvlttL — Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 28, 2020LOL “anonymous” was that lib Miles Taylor?!!! pic.twitter.com/6q603PGmTY — Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 28, 2020Miles Taylor confirms he is "anonymous"Here he is on video categorically denying to Anderson Cooper that he's anonymous. pic.twitter.com/LeAbYgQfr5 https://t.co/HCnaFdk1hT — Rising serpent ?? (@rising_serpent) October 28, 2020So ring that up as yet another lie that was peddled on CNN.
Media Titans Subvert Reality About Biden/Ukraine Profiteering
Thus, the government of Ukraine replaced the chief prosecutor with a new one that would be fired one year later at the insistence of Joe Biden. White House phone logs show that Joe Biden talked to the president of Ukraine at least three times in the week surrounding the firing. This left Joe Biden incapable of using U.S. taxpayer funds to influence Ukrainian officials. The Meeting OccurredYet another media falsehood is the claim that the e-mail isn’t clear about whether Joe Biden actually met with the energy executive. the email isn’t clear about whether Joe Biden actually met with the energy executive.
Twitter, Facebook Confess There Is No Evidence Of Russian Disinformation Behind Hunter Biden Story
In Wednesday’s Senate hearing on Big Tech and Section 230, both Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that neither had any evidence that the New York Post’s reporting on Joe Biden’s knowledge of his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals is Russian disinformation. “Do you have any information whatsoever they are not authentic or they are Russian disinformation? Dorsey and Zuckerberg both denied receiving any indication that the story was part of a Russian misinformation campaign. “We judged it by our hacking policy,” Dorsey replied. Mr. Dorsey,” Johnson replied.
'Anonymous' Anti-Trump Author Outs Himself as Former DHS Chief of Staff. Here's What We Know.
The man, who also wrote a book, A Warning, under the name “Anonymous,” is former Department of Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor. “Donald Trump is a man without character. It’s why I wrote ‘A Warning’…and it’s why me & my colleagues have spoken out against him (in our own names) for months. It’s time for everyone to step out of the shadows,” he said in a tweet with a link to his statement. My statement: https://t.co/yuhTgZ4bkq — Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020“Make no mistake: I am a Republican, and I wanted this President to succeed.
Joe Biden derides game dev ‘creeps’ who ‘teach you how to kill’
During the interview, reporter Charlie Warzel asked Biden about his problems with tech, including Facebook, and Biden mentioned video games. Biden: Yeah, video games… And then one of these righteous people said to me that, you know, “We are the economic engine of America. Considering I highly doubt the words of the artist in question were “my games teach you how to kill people,” I take that as Biden’s slant on what was said. What he says about video games stands out precisely because of how nasty and out-of-touch it sounds. Not necessarily, but there will be a contingent of voters who see in themselves the “little creeps” Biden is referring to, and they’ll remember that when they’re in the voting booth.
Pro-Trump rally in Beverly Hills shows True Diversity
They love this country and they support President Trump. It was not simply an assembly of old, white men, as the left often attributes to the majority of Trump supporters. Covering the Freedom Rally in Beverly Hills, a weekly Trump rally in Beverly Hills that’s grown to one of the largest regular pro-Trump events in Los Angeles. Here is another article brought to you by Law Enforcement Today regarding people celebrating their support for President Trump. The current world record according to Guiness Book of World Records was achieved in Malaysia in 2014 and had a recorded 1,180 boats.
Biden previews FDR-like administration during unity pitch in Georgia
During a stop in Warm Springs, Georgia, Biden recalled how Roosevelt sought out the city's mineral springs to ease the paralytic effects of Guillain–Barré syndrome before he died from the disorder in 1945. "This place, Warm Springs, is a reminder that though broken, each of us can be healed. And yes, we can restore our soul and save our country," he said Tuesday, not far from Roosevelt's Little White House. One week before polls close, Biden had two public events in Georgia on his schedule, a state that hasn't supported a Democratic standard-bearer since Bill Clinton in 1992. Trump won Georgia by 5 percentage points in 2016, but four years later, the president is only ahead on average by less than a point, according to RealClearPolitics.
WHAT IF THEY START OUTLAWING CONSERVATIVE SPEECH? They will, you know, if Biden wins and Democrats t…
WHAT IF THEY START OUTLAWING CONSERVATIVE SPEECH? They will, you know, if Biden wins and Democrats takeover both chambers of Congress, according to Hans Bader of Liberty Unyielding.
Some conservative speech may become illegal after the election
By making lawsuits over speech easier, the BE HEARD Act would radically increase this censorship based on fear of lawsuits. And an appeals court dismissed a racial harassment lawsuit over a professor’s racially-charged emails about immigration, citing the First Amendment. Judges have questioned the constitutionality of harassment rules that penalize workplace speech about religion that does not really harm the complainant. And many progressive judges will likely ignore any First Amendment problems with the BE HEARD Act. But according to judges, all these things logically weigh against a finding of workplace harassment under current federal law.
Philadelphia Riots Are Not About Justice
The Philadelphia riots have zero to do with Walter Wallace, the victim who was shot by police after menacing them with a knife. These riots are useful opportunities for thugs to loot and destroy businesses and the city. You see, the Governor believes all of the destruction in Philadelphia is very “peaceful” destruction. If this was about justice for all, then how come those cordial thugs in Philadelphia went after Orthodox Jews who had shown up in support? The police had already visited Wallace THREE times the day he went after cops with a knife in his hand.
Note to Jeff Flake: Joe Biden Is Not the 'Decency and Civility' Candidate
Joe Biden does not have the mean tweets or the history of marital infidelity, but he has character flaws of his own. New revelations from a laptop that apparently belonged to Biden’s son Hunter implicated Joe Biden in Hunter Biden’s notorious foreign deals. While Hunter Biden raked in cash in China and Ukraine, his father served as Obama’s point man on both countries. The Biden family traded on their influential last name before Joe Biden became Obama’s vice president. Only Christopher Tigani, a wealthy beer distributor who bundled cash for the campaign, faced charges, but he exposed Joe Biden’s “Delaware Way” soft corruption.
EXCLUSIVE: FOX News Has Copies of 'Damning' Biden Family Documents Removed From Shipping Package
We have learned from an extremely reliable source in a position to know that Fox News did in fact keep a copy of the documents. In an explosive development, Tucker Carlson of FOX News reported Wednesday night that a potentially ‘damning’ set of ‘confidential documents’ related to the Biden family business dealings went missing while in transit with an overnight carrier between New York and Los Angeles this week. Damning Hunter Biden documents suddenly vanish pic.twitter.com/B2qsajZlID — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2020Neither Tucker in his on-air statement, nor Fox News in its news report, stated that the missing set of documents was the only copy. Nonetheless, this has given rise to claims that the missing set of documents meant Fox News does not have a copy. We have learned from an extremely reliable source in a position to know that Fox News did in fact keep a copy of the documents.
10 Ways to Call Something Russian Disinformation Without Evidence
How do you call something “Russian disinformation” when you don’t have evidence it is? We don’t know a whole lot about how the New York Post story about Hunter Biden got into print. A group of 50 “former senior intelligence officials” wrote a letter as soon as the Post story came out. Authorities are investigating if it might be Russian disinformation. Thus the essence of these new headlines comes down to, “Intelligence officials are checking to see if the new story can be connected to prior claims of intelligence officials.”Even if it isn’t a Russian influence operation, we should act like it is.
Email reveals deal planned between Hunter Biden and Mark Zuckerberg
A recently revealed email from a business associate of Hunter Biden's reveals plans of a potential deal between the two of them and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. SCOOP: Hunter Biden associate emails show deal they were working on that included Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg - @OANN pic.twitter.com/an1iBsLBmi — Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) October 27, 2020The email in question is from well-known Hunter business associate Devon Archer to a certain Jason Galanis. In the text of the email thread, Archer mentions, in response to something Galanis sends him:"This is great. Galanis responds, "Facebook zuckerberg [sic]???"
WATCH: Tucker Carlson reveals damning Hunter Biden documents have suddenly vanished
Fox News' Tucker Carlson reported on Wednesday that a trove of Hunter Biden documents vanished while they were being delivered to him. His producer sent these damning documents from the Fox News studio in Manhattan, using a very popular shipping service. Carlson states he never received the package as the company informed him it was emptied along the way. A comprehensive investigation is under way, but it is believed someone opened the package and took the documents contained within it. "So we texted a producer in New York and asked him to send us those documents to LA.
France Joins Germany In Reviving Nationwide Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Soar Across Europe: Live Updates
Almost 25,000 new #COVID19 cases in #Italy in last 24hrs, and 205 deaths. The northern region of Lombardy is again one of the hardest-hit areas, reporting 7,758 new cases, while Lazio reported 1,963. Angela Merkel has officially confirmed that Germany will enter a 'lockdown light' on Monday, the toughest restrictions since lockdown ended. Hundreds took to the streets in Rome and other Italian cities to protest new Covid-19 restrictions, including curfews and closure of entertainment venues. Mainland China reported 42 new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, the highest daily toll in more than two months due to a rise in infections in the northwestern Xinjiang region (Source: Nikkei).
Satellite Images Show Iran Rebuilding Natanz Nuclear Centrifuge Site After Sabotage
Iran has launched a major construction project at its controversial Natanz nuclear facility according to satellite imagery featured Wednesday in the Associated Press. It's widely believed that Israeli intelligence was behind the sabotage to disable advanced centrifuge operations there. Daily, moderate-resolution images from @planetlabs do appear to show construction occurring near the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant. "A satellite image Monday shows the site cleared away with what appears to be construction equipment there," it says of the Planet Labs images. Iran's leaders have meanwhile maintained its nuclear development is purely for peaceful nuclear energy needs and not in pursuit of nuclear warheads.
Will Germany Repatriate its Gold From New York If Trump Wins the Election?
Submitted by The Gold ObserverDuring the Trump administration political ties between the U.S. and Germany have critically deteriorated. In 2013, when Germany repatriated gold from the U.S., the Germans communicated: we will not be threatened. The more of its gold reserves Germany stores at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the more leverage the U.S. has over Germany. It wouldn’t be the first time the U.S. freezes gold assets in New York to pressure foreign nations. If Trump wins, and trans-Atlantic alliances further deteriorate, I wouldn’t be surprised if Germany brings more gold home.
US Oil's Merger Mania Won't End Well For Energy
By Kriti Gupta, commentator for Bloomberg's Markets LiveThe long-awaited shale patch consolidation has arrived, sparking another bout of merger mania in the energy industry. Then as now, the backdrop to energy’s M&A boom is a collapse in oil prices. That’s not so for the energy industry, which staged a comeback in the early part of the century as tech dropped. Oil rallies have seldom spilled over into energy stocks beyond a brief increase in valuations spurred by private equity in 2016. Oil prices have largely traded in a range for nearly five months.
Rabobank: Half The Election Is Already Over By The Usual Standards
Or rather seven days if you expect that we could see a US election result the day after voting, as per usual. That had looked a long shot a month ago, when the meme was of a flood of vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots arriving days and days after Election Day and taking weeks to contentiously count. Moreover, the election narrative above is already changing in that much of the VBM wave appears to have already arrived, unless there is going to be a sudden flood of fresh ballots sent out. (The press suggests 70m this morning, which would suggest over half the election is already over by the usual standards.) With perhaps half the vote in, why not do so rather than just looking at the Real Clear Politics average to try to guess the other half?
After Peddling Trump-Russia Hit-Pieces Before 2016 Election - MSM Totally Ignores Bobulinski Bombshells On Bidens
When Bobulinski asked Joe Biden's brother why they weren't concerned about the political or headline risk involved in case Joe Biden decided to run for office in the future, Jim Biden replied "plausible deniability." Nevermind that Joe Biden lied in 2019 when he said that he 'never talked to Hunter about his business.' As Curtis Houck writes via NewsBusters - here are the top 10 moments from the Bobulinski interview that the MSM will ignore:1. ‘I Think Joe Biden and His Family Are Compromised’ by the Chinese 4. Bobulinski’s First Meeting with Joe Biden 7.
"You Better Apologize For That!": Rudy Giuliani Goes Nuclear On Fox Host After Christopher Steele Comparison
I was acting like Christopher Steele?" I've never been accused of anything, and you're accusing me of being Christopher Steele?" "You can come to my office and you can look at it, and tomorrow night you can apologize to me for saying I'm like Christopher Steele," Giuliani continued. That's outrageous, because you have no basis for that. That's outrageous!"
"This Is Trump Country" - NYT Editor Admits Pennsylvania Race May Be Much Closer Than It Seems
McCreesh spends most of the personal essay describing his encounters with Trump supporters at an unofficial "MAGA-themed" store in Bucks County. A couple unloading groceries in their driveway around the corner said that they planned to vote for Mr. Biden but were too intimidated to talk openly about it. Enthusiasm from Trump voters has drawn people from as far away as West Virginia to buy the red cookies, the bakery owner said. Lochel’s bakery in Hatboro has become an overnight Oracle of (Phila) Delphi, selling red “Trump 2020” and blue “Biden 2020” sugar cookies. Mr. Rutledge, 44, a manager at a clinical research organization, was there to snag some red cookies.
Disinformation By Popular Demand: How The Authenticity Of Hunter's Laptop Became Immaterial
Authored by Jonathan Turley,Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden was again insisting that the scandal involving Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation despite the direct refutation of that claim by the FBI. And we also know that Putin is trying very hard to spread disinformation about Joe Biden. It does not matter if these are real emails and not Russian disinformation. They probably are real but should be treated as disinformation even though American intelligence has repeatedly rebutted that claim. It is disinformation because it is simply inconvenient to treat it as real information.
Wall Street Banks, And Their Employees, Now Officially Lean Democrat
You'd think that voting Republican would be an easy decision if you work on Wall Street, especially given the lower taxes and the removal of burdensome regulations. But Democrats have entangled themselves so deeply in the web of Wall Street, that the industry is now leaning to the left, according to a new report from Reuters. Biden's campaign has been the beneficiary of $3 million from commercial banks, compared to the $1.4 million Trump has raised. In 2012, Wall Street banks were among the top five contributors to Romney' campaign. In 2020, campaign contributions to congressional races from Wall Street banks are about even.
Gundlach: Trump Will Win Next Week, And By 2027 "There Will Be Some Sort Of Revolution"
"The polls right now say he isn’t going to win, but they said that four years ago," said Gundlach referring to the following chart. This one is much more murky, but in my eyes, it favors a Trump win." "Markets don’t like certainty, and with Trump, I think you have more certainty,” said Gundlach. "When I said that I think Trump is going to win in 2016, I also said that if you think 2016 is weird, just wait for 2020,” said Gundlach. "Well, if you think 2020 is weird, just wait until 2024.
How Long Will It Take To Count All The Votes?
Well, that is going to depend on how long it takes to count the votes, and that is going to be different for each state. You see, the truth is that counting mail-in ballots is much more tedious that running normal ballots through a machine. In Washington State, mail-in ballots received as late as Nov. 23 are still valid, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3. To give you an idea of how long it takes to count mail-in ballots, just consider what we witnessed in California earlier this year…Consider this year’s California primary, in which 5.8 million people voted for president. If it took California seven weeks to count a couple million mail-in ballots, how in the world is Pennsylvania going to count a similar number of mail-in ballots in just one week?
Hunter Biden Documents Mysteriously Vanish From Overnight Envelope, Tucker Carlson Says
At the time, Carlson was on the West Coast filming an interview with Tony Bobulinski, the former business partner of Hunter Biden and James Biden. “The documents had disappeared.”Damning Hunter Biden documents suddenly vanish pic.twitter.com/B2qsajZlID — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2020The company took the incident seriously and immediately began a search, Carlson said. In the interview, Bobulinski opined that Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised by China due to the business dealings of Hunter Biden and James Biden. The documents detailed a failed joint venture between a billionaire tied to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a company owned by Hunter Biden, James Biden, Bobulinski and two other partners. While the corporate documents don’t mention Biden by name, emails sent between the partners suggest that either James Biden or Hunter Biden held a 10 percent stake for the former vice president.
"Who Is Miles Taylor?" - Trump Assails White House Mole: "They Should Fire, Shame & Punish Everybody Associated With This Fraud"
Who is Miles Taylor? They should fire, shame, and punish everybody.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020....associated with this FRAUD on the American people! A CNN spox just told me that Miles Taylor will remain a contributor despite lying to Anderson Cooper. Miles Taylor? Miles Taylor?
Dorsey Admits To Mob-Driven Censorship On Twitter During Heated Section 230 Hearing
That has become an important topic among conservatives who feel tech companies are unfairly censoring them. At Facebook, we don't think tech companies should be making so many decisions about these important issues alone. Twitter's Jack Dorsey is more aggressive, warning ironically that "Section 230 is the Internet's most important law for free speech and safety. We do our work recognizing that free speech and safety are interconnected and can sometimes be at odds. I do not think anyone in this room or the American people want less free speech or more abuse and harassment online.
Biden 50, Trump 46: It’s getting real in Georgia
Monmouth has a new poll out this afternoon confirming that the state really is in play: Biden 50, Trump 46, assuming high turnout. (Lower turnout points to Biden 50, Trump 48.) Trump maintains an advantage among Georgia voters aged 65 and older – leading Biden by 58% to 42% now, versus 61% to 36% in September. The bad news for him is that the GOP’s own polling is reportedly showing a Biden lead now as well: “A pair of internal G.O.P. Hillary lost the Michigan primary to Bernie Sanders in 2016; Biden destroyed Sanders in the Michigan primary earlier this year.
Tucker Carlson says Hunter Biden documents disappeared en route from New York to Los Angeles
Damning Hunter Biden documents suddenly vanish pic.twitter.com/B2qsajZlID — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2020HOLY SHIT. Tucker Carlson just said documents he shipped to LA regarding the Hunter Biden story were STOLEN right out of the package somewhere between NY and LA. — Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) October 29, 2020Tucker says that Biden documents that were mailed to him in LA by his NY producer vanished en route — a major shipper was used and they have been unable to determine who opened the package and stole the Biden documents. Not notes from Tony Bobulinski but from Hunter Biden and James Biden, etc. The Senate report revealed that Chinese sent money to a Biden firm and then straight to Hunter Biden — circumventing Bobulinski's work on behalf of Sinohawk.
Don’t Get Suckered By The Establishment Psy-Op
You have people moving from Hillary to Trump, but nobody moving from Trump to Grandpa Badfinger. On the inside, the insiders almost unanimously think Trump will win – that’s the real talk behind the scenes among people whose names you know. Early voting numbers are GOP-friendly, and many polls now show Trump moving up or taking the lead. But the Establishment will try to psych you out, because you are in total control of the one last piece of the puzzle. Oh, we were totally off in 2016 but we totally get Trump voters now and can poll them accurately.
Former Biden Family Business Partner Lays Waste to the Biden Family Legacy in Interview With Tucker Carlson
But at some point in 2016, and into 2017 he was brought into the conversation and planning of matters with James Biden and Hunter Biden. He met Rob Walker who was a close associate of the Biden family that Gilliar had been working with. Walker told him that he was a “proxy” for the Biden family in arranging transactions for them around the world. In May 2017 Hunter Biden decided it was time for Joe Biden to meet Bobulinski. But part of the funding turned out to be a “non-recourse” loan for $5 million to the Biden family.
Bette Midler Goes Off the Rails Even More Than Usual; Asks God to 'Let Biden' Beat 'Racist Criminal' Trump
In one hilarious “please and thank you” tweet, Midler beseeched the Lord to please let Joe Biden beat Trump. https://t.co/v1k5qbF43e — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) October 25, 2020Hmm. — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) October 24, 2020Did I mention that Bette’s not very fond of Fox News host Sean Hannity, either? — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2020Anodyne, anodyne, nothing but simple minded pablum. — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2020Those three tweets are as perfect an example as there is of the hypocrisy of the Left and the Democrat Party as a whole.
Tony Bobulinski Shares Why He Came Forward About Joe Biden's Corruption, Adam Schiff Hardest Hit
Tony Bobulinski just told @TuckerCarlson that he came forward because @RepAdamSchiff said the whole story was Russian disinformation from the Kremlin. He also provided a receipt showing Hunter Biden signed to have them dropped off (see Repair Shop Receipt for Hunter Biden Laptop Revealed, Media Narrative Burns to the Ground). He could not understand why the Biden campaign was leaning into an obvious lie. In short, had Adam Schiff just kept his mouth shut, none of this would be happening right now to the Biden campaign. The Bidens can send Adam Schiff a nice thank you letter for that campaign contribution.
CNN's Oliver Darcy Beclowns Self in Latest Fox News Criticism, Bret Baier Swoops in to Finish Him Off
“It’s what we do to cover an important election fairly,” Baier stated on the program. Trump uses air time to brazenly lie and spread misinfo, including about the coronavirus. Obama and Biden do not. Plus, Biden lied his you-know-what-off during the last presidential debate, not that anyone who watched CNN religiously would know. — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 27, 2020OMG.
The Hunter Biden Emails Are About Joe Biden Not About Hunter
that presents itself in the form of Hunter Biden. The Bobulinski interview made it clear that Joe Biden was a knowing and willing participant in the various scams in which Hunter Biden was a central figure. That shouldn’t be a shock as virtually all large scale commercial enterprises have some degree of oversight by Chinese intelligence. (READ Hunter Biden Caught On Tape Lamenting His Chinese Business Dealings.) We know that the Chinese desperately want Joe Biden to win, and the porn would be useful in manipulating a President Biden so his wastrel son would not end up in prison.
You’re ‘Gonna Bury All of Us’: Tony Bobulinski Plays Tape of Biden Partners Begging Him Not to Go Public
Tony Bobulinski gave some rather compelling tidbits of information about the Biden family’s business dealings with a Chinese company during his interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night. At one point in the conversation, the whistleblower played an audio recording of a phone call with a Biden family representative who attempted to talk him out of taking the story public. “The Biden family knew that you were going public with this,” said Carlson. You’re just gonna bury all of us man.’”Carlson asked Bobulinski how he responded to Walker’s plea. “They all know the facts; I lived the facts.
The Media's Excuse for Ignoring the Tony Bobulinksi Bombshell Is Nonsensical Garbage
With Tony Bobulinski throwing more fuel on the fire, providing more texts and documents, the media have upped the standard again. — Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) October 28, 2020When Alexander Vindman sat down with CNN, NBC reported on the interview and took everything that was said as newsworthy. I did not become a journalist to push Russian disinformation. Russian disinformation was good when it was actually Russian disinformation and targeted Trump. The Hunter Biden laptop story is not Russian disinformation, but it will be called such and won’t be reported on because it shields his father.
The Most Insane Part of the Bobulinski Interview On the Bidens Is the Least Shocking
Last night I was watching the Tucker Carlson interview with Tony Bobulinski as many in America were. The central figure is Joe Biden, the patriarchal leader of the Biden family on whose name the Chinese are making deals. The most insane thing about that Tucker Carlson interview is the fact that it’s only being covered by Tucker Carlson. Only Tucker Carlson is putting this out there to see. Only Tucker Carlson is willing to expose the truth.
Shutdown DC Plans to Shutdown the Election; the Left’s Agenda is no Return to Normal
I have heard it recently from several friends: I can’t wait until this election is over so things can go back to normal! Now there is unrest in the streets, and apparently someone planned for these “spontaneous” protestors to be well armed. — SV News ? (@SVNewsAlerts) October 28, 2020Issues and Insights warns us,“[… W]hether Donald Trump wins or loses, the left has other plans. Shutdown DC is encouraging other so-called grassroots organizations to coordinate and pop up. The message and training resources is already being delivered via the Shutdown DC website.
Washington Post Letter From 20 Former US Attorneys From GOP Administrations Supporting Biden -- A 'Who's Who' of RINOs
Tuesday saw another “Open Letter from former Republican Administration Officials who support Joe Biden” published by the Washington Post. With changes during an Administration, there are easily 200 or more US Attorneys appointed over the course of an eight-year Presidency. So rounding up 20 appointed by GOP Presidents to say they support Joe Biden is not really a big chore. The New Mexico GOP and then New Mexico GOP Senator Pete Domenici complained about Iglesias to the White House. Charlton had clashed with the Bush Administration over the death penalty; in at least two cases he did not seek capital punishment but was overruled from Washington.
Jack Dorsey Lies to Ted Cruz in Senate Hearing on Twitter's Election Interference But Will the Senate Do Anything
The pivot men in this circle jerk are Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google, and Jack Dorsey of Twitter. This is Ted Cruz going at Jack Dorsey. For the record, everything Senator Cruz says in his opening statement is true. This is Senator Cruz’s grilling of Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. Jack Dorsey is either a pathological liar or an out-of-touch dupe.
Joe Biden’s Five Worst Policies
To date, presidential nominee Joe Biden has released almost 50 policy plans on his website. Now, without further ado, here are Joe Biden’s five worst policy proposals. “Build Back Better: Joe Biden’s Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan for Working Families”This is one of Joe’s biggest and most ambitious plans. However, history has shown that centralized planning, which Joe Biden is promoting en masse, does not work well. Yet, this is something that Joe Biden has yet to learn after spending more than 47 years as a politician.
NYT Reporter Whines About Conservatives' Reactions to Philly Riots, Gets the Responses He Deserves
Not long after the officer-involved shooting death of a knife-wielding Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday, riots broke out across the city. As big as this story of the Philly rioting and looting should be, however, many national media outlets have chosen to either give it minimal coverage or outright ignore it. Taking cheap shots at conservatives for wanting more attn being drawn to the burning down of a major U.S. city. https://t.co/Cc7JVpNeRK — Claire Mahoney (@TaggertGirl) October 28, 2020Pray tell what the appropriate amount of coverage is for mass looting and rioting in an American city. 3) Reaffirm that legitimate concerns from conservatives about what the national media chooses and does not choose to thoroughly cover are irrelevant to many big-league journalists.
Noted Legal Scholar Sunny Hostin of 'The View': Dems Adding Justices Would Actually Be 'Unpacking' SCOTUS
Sunny Hostin spins: Dems adding justices is actually ‘UNpacking’ Supreme Court Like, putting more shoes in your suitcase is "unpacking" it?https://t.co/4s5PkhlaSD — NewsBusters (@newsbusters) October 27, 2020Here we go. Trump has put now three justices on the Supreme Court and just dozens and dozens of judges on the federal judiciary. “I was, in particular, talking about the Supreme Court being packed and I used those words very specifically. Hostin switched her argument from unpacking the Court to unpacking the “culture” and “values” that she claimed, “are on the Supreme Court.” What is that? It’s not constitutional.”Watch:Joe Biden: "The only court packing is going on right now — it's going on with Republicans packing the court now.
A Key Source for Steele Dossier Was an Alcoholic Female Lawyer Living In Cyprus Who He'd Known Since 8th Grade
This is not the first time Olga Galkina’s name has been confirmed as one of the key sources behind allegations in the Steele Dossier reports. Galkina and Danchenko had been friends since the equivalent of 8th grade in the Russian city Perm where they both grew up. XBT and Gubarev sued Buzzfeed News after they published the Steele Dossier reports which included Galkina’s claims to Steele. “Almost immediately,” she recognized the name of Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Mr. Cohen, according to the declassified notes. In December, Ms. Galkina gave Mr. Danchenko new details about Mr. Cohen’s purported meeting and implicated her erstwhile boss, Mr. Gubarev, in the DNC hacking, the notes said.
New John James for Michigan Ad Taps Last Man Standing's Tim Allen
After the Detroit News endorsed Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James, he has been firing on all cylinders in order to bring more daylight between him and Democrat incumbent Gary Peters. The gorgeously filmed campaign ad “Together”, narrated by none other than Michigan’s adopted son, comedian and actor Tim Allen (Home Improvement/Toy Story/Last Man Standing), should give James some wind in his sails. That’s John James. I hope everybody remembers.” “James had previously told reporters that he is 2000% in support of President Trump when he ran for office in 2018. As a veteran fighter pilot, business owner, job creator, and Black conservative, John James embodies that change from the status quo.
Google Confirms: There's No Ignoring Bobulinski and 'Plausible Deniability'
During the interview, Bobulinski states that James Biden, brother of the former Vice-President used a particular term to explain away Biden’s potential for scandal should the business dealings in which they were engaging become public. And I just can almost picture his face, where he sort of chuckles and says, you know, plausible deniability. BOBULINSKI: Anyone watching this interview can look up what plausible deniability means — CARLSON: Yes. BOBULINSKI: And the definition is very distinct.”WATCH: Biden family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski says Joe Biden is lying about his family's foreign business deals and planned to hide behind "plausible deniability" pic.twitter.com/axzpn9HMGR — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 28, 2020Turns out, people took his suggestion to heart and jumped on google to do just that. Google has the ability to monitor search results to see what people are searching for, and from where they might be searching.
A Look at the 2020 Election: North Carolina
Part of it is due to districting because there are some weird looking districts in North Carolina. It should be noted that voters in North Carolina are not averse to sending a Democrat to the US Senate. Trump won North Carolina in 2016 by a comfortable margin of slightly less than 200,000 votes of more than 4.5 million cast. Polling out of North Carolina puts that state on the cusp of a Biden victory. I think it comes down to whether Trump pulls Tillis up, or whether Tillis pulls Trump down in North Carolina.
Kira Davis: Vote With Your Eyeballs
I kept trying to make sense of the lockdowns in comparison to the numbers and I simply couldn’t wrap my mind around any of it. So I kept trying to wrap my mind around it, kept trying to convince myself that I just wasn’t smart enough to understand the data. The problem is that we have a media and a social media landscape that is constantly telling us we can’t believe our lying eyes. If you feel confused about what you’re seeing versus what you’re being told it’s only because you’re a rational human being. When you can’t believe anything else, you must believe your “lying” eyes.
'Hold the Line': Cocaine Mitch Expertly Lays out Why the Stakes 'Couldn't Be Higher' in This Election (Watch)
I don’t often write about political ads, but the “Hold the Line” video recently put out by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the NRSC is worth amplifying because it’s critically important to reaffirm what’s at stake in this election, especially as it relates to the United States Senate with the Republican majority being on the line. Some of those shown include Sen. Thom Tillis (NC), Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (SC), Sen. Martha McSally (AZ), and Michigan Republican Senate nominee John James, among others. “Everything is on the line,” McConnell says in the background, while a quaint, small-town with an American flag proudly billowing in the breeze can be seen in the distance. If anything, the “law and order” factor supersedes all others this year as the primary reason to keep the Senate in Republican control.
Here’s Why Miles Taylor Deserves The Grifter Of The Year Award
The anonymous author, who wrote the piece for the Times, revealed himself as Miles Taylor, a former Homeland Security staffer. He wrote:“The NYT answered a bunch of written questions about why they decided to publish the op-ed, and defended the use of “senior administration official. “I also didn’t realize the definition of ‘senior administration official’ could be *this* expansive,” said Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. Miles Taylor was a distant, disconnected figure who pretended to be some prominent Trump administration insider. The former staffer’s motivation seems clear: He wanted attention and money, and he used an all-too-willing New York Times to achieve both.
Yeezus Saves? New Poll Out of Minnesota Is Going to Have Team Biden Fuming
Minnesota went to Clinton in 2016 by a margin of just 44,000 votes, among the smallest margins of victory in the country. That tiny margin, coupled with the economic boom created prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, placed Minnesota within striking distance for team Trump. Polling for the state has Biden up 6 for the Real Clear Politics average, and 270towin had Minnesota leaning blue. To compare to 2016, the last two polls had Clinton with a 10 and 8 point lead respectively, in a race that had Clinton win by 1.5 points. In other words, the majority of Kanye’s voters would be voting for Biden if Kanye wasn’t on the ballot.
Is the stock market rooting for Trump or Biden? The answer may surprise you
Since 1950, the average annual stock return for the broad S&P 500 stock index was 17.2% under a split Congress, according to LPL Financial. And the odds of Biden defeating Trump are rising, and Democrats may sweep Congress. A Democratic sweep could raise the risk for more regulations and potential tax increases, some experts argue. And investors selling just prior to President Trump taking office would have missed out on a 22% return in 2017, the figures showed. The top two best-performing sectors and the worst two have been the same under both President Obama and President Trump.
Hillary Clinton joins Electoral College 4 years after it cost her the presidency: 'Pretty sure I'll get to vote for Joe'
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the 2016 presidential election because of the Electoral College. The Electoral College is comprised of 538 delegates: People who cast the votes that formally elect the president. If Joe Biden wins the popular vote in New York, Clinton and the 28 other electors will vote for him to be the next president. New York has taken steps to move away from the Electoral College: The state is part of the National Popular Vote Compact. If enough states sign on to this effort, the Electoral College will chose the candidate who wins the national popular vote.
GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler: 'Not familiar' with Trump's infamous 2005 'Access Hollywood' tape
WASHINGTON – Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-GA., claimed Wednesday night she was "not familiar" with President Donald Trump's now-infamous 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape where he described sexually assaulting women. "Look, I agree with the approach President Trump has taken since day one to put America first. A journalist pushed back that Loeffler's answer didn't address whether she had any issues with Trump's comments in the "Access Hollywood" tape, to which she replied: "I'm sorry. Earlier this month, during a debate, Loeffler was asked if the president had ever done or said anything she’d disagreed with. Trump has denied all allegations and originally dismissed the comments caught in the "Access Hollywood" tape as "locker room talk."
Forget the polls, these Rust Belters offer real election insight: Devine
To get a real sense for how this election is going, you need to ignore the national polls in establishment media that have Joe Biden poised for a decisive victory. Weirton, over the border from western Pennsylvania, and Steubenville, across the river in Ohio, are ground zero of the deindustrialization of America. But under Trump’s “America first” policies, steel furnaces re-started, manufacturing jobs began to come back, and oil and gas boomed. Coombs suspects some Trump voters also are deliberately misleading pollsters. “That’s what supports this entire panhandle, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky .
U.S. Election: Trump, Biden and India
ADADWhen it comes to the U.S. relationship with India, the Trump administration has largely continued the policies of its predecessors. The United States views India as a useful counterweight to China, together with traditional allies in the region such as Australia and Japan. Trump and IndiaADADTrump and Modi established a rapport early in Trump’s presidency, despite various gaffes (Modi was reportedly shocked to realize that Trump did not know India shared a border with China, and Trump administration officials told The Washington Post that he imitated Modi’s accent with aides). This week, India and the United States concluded the last of four “foundational” agreements that will allow the two countries to deepen their military cooperation. Under a Biden presidency, the focus on the defense partnership would continue, experts say, but other issues neglected under the Trump administration would probably get renewed attention.
Coronavirus live updates: Fauci expresses support for national mask mandate amid record-setting coronavirus infections
Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, appeared to call for a nationwide mask mandate for the first time on Wednesday in a series of interviews with the CNBC and the Journal of the American Medical Association. “We haven’t,” Smith interrupted, before going on to ask Fauci if it was time for a national mandate. “You know, yes,” Fauci replied. President Trump has resisted calls to issue a nationwide mask mandate, something that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has said he would do if elected. He emphasized that getting 90 percent or more of the population to wear masks could be a key to avoiding future lockdowns.
Philadelphia police bomb squad, ATF on scene after explosives found in van: reports
Multiple explosive devices were found inside a van near Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday night, prompting a response by the city police bomb squad and federal investigators, according to a report. The federal agents on the scene were from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, FOX 29 of Philadelphia reported. Earlier Wednesday, both President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden commented on the unrest in Philadelphia. The federal government is looking at it also.”Biden spoke briefly about Philadelphia on Wednesday after voting in Delaware. Tom Wolf declared a disaster emergency Wednesday to acquire additional support for dealing with the unrest, FOX 29 reported.
'Property Brothers' star Jonathan Scott, born in Canada, votes in first US election: 'I am proud'
Jonathan Scott is among the stars to have cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election. The 42-year-old "Property Brothers" star was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada, but has obtained the right to vote in the United States. 'PROPERTY BROTHERS' STAR JONATHAN SCOTT OPENS UP ABOUT 'AMAZING' RELATIONSHIP WITH ZOOEY DESCHANELHe added: "Don’t take it for granted. Scott isn't the only Canadian star to cast a ballot in this year's election, however, as actor Ryan Reynolds -- also born in Vancouver -- recently revealed he did the same. JONATHAN SCOTT ON QUARANTINING WITH GIRLFRIEND ZOOEY DESCHANEL: IT'S 'A BLESSING'"This is my first time voting in America.
New York Post editor accuses Twitter CEO of 'high-tech racketeering' over Hunter Biden story
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is practicing "blackmail" by demanding the New York Post delete a tweet sharing a link to its bombshell report about Hunter Biden before its account is unlocked, op-ed editor Sohrab Ahmari told "The Story" Wednesday. "I say that sounds like high-tech racketeering," Ahmari told host Martha MacCallum. Though unable to tweet Thursday's cover, Ahmari said that it is available on the New York Post website and features Dorsey "blackmailing" investigative journalism. TWITTER USERS MOCK CEO OVER 'DISGUSTINGLY UNKEMPT' BEARD AT SENATE HEARING"Nice paper you got there," Ahmari remarked in summing up Dorsey's comments. "Neither Mr. Joe Biden or Mr. Hunter Biden has denied the authenticity of the emails," he said.
Trump Jr. warns election is 'about freedom versus tyranny, capitalism versus socialism and Communism'
The Democrats' "endgame" is to transform America into a far-left, Marxist state where dissent is not permitted, Donald Trump Jr. told "Hannity" Wednesday night. That is the Democrat Party today. That's what people across America have to recognize: This is not your grandparents' Democrat Party ... this Democrat Party is a socialist and Marxist party. The president's son went on to explain that "this election is about freedom versus tyranny, capitalism versus socialism and Communism. "It was awesome," Trump Jr. said, joking that he wanted to confirm with the crowd that they knew the rally wasn't "for senior [but] for junior."
Sean Hannity: Only voters can prevent Democrats from enacting 'radical extreme socialist agenda'
The American public is the only thing that can stop Democrats from potentially taking over the entire government next year, Sean Hannity argued Wednesday. The host added that anyone predicting the result with less than a week to go until Election Day, doesn't know “what the hell they’re talking about.”“Nobody has a crystal ball,” he said. “Your vote, if you believe this, is critical and everybody takes it seriously,” he said. “Yes, you can shock the world again… That is your power. You are the ultimate jury.”
Karl Rove: Promised Biden 'transition' from oil, fossil fuels would be death blow to Texas economy
Joe Biden's promise to "transition" from the oil industry and fossil fuel exploration will kill the economy in Texas and other states while increasing energy costs and causing massive job losses, Fox News contributor Karl Rove told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday. "Houston’s economy is driven by the fact that all of the exploration in the Gulf of Mexico is directed, funded, staffed and executed out of the city of Houston," Rove told host Laura Ingraham. "You take that business and the Houston economy will get hit hard," he said,Rove added that "downstream" businesses, such as refineries, would have to shut down under a Biden presidency. The former George W. Bush adviser also noted that while Democrats claim to be champions of public schools, the Texas oil industry is the second-largest source of tax revenue that benefits the state university system. Rove then turned to Biden's promise to get the nation to "zero" carbon emissions by 2035, which he said would destroy the livelihoods of many Americans.
Biden and Trump to tangle in Tampa on Thursday
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump hold dueling rallies Thursday in Tampa, Florida, the western anchor of the critical I-4 swing region in the extremely crucial general election battleground state. The president goes first, holding an early afternoon rally outside of Raymond James Stadium, which his home to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION COMES DOWN TO THESE 9 STATESThe former vice president goes second, headlining a socially distanced drive-in car rally in the early evening. Biden arrives in Tampa after holding a campaign event earlier in the day in Democratic rich Broward County in southeast Florida. An average of the most recent polling in the state shows an extremely close contest between Biden and the president.
Ingraham: Biden 'wants America to be permanently defined and changed' -- and will use COVID-19 to do it
With just six days to go until Election Day, Joe Biden's campaign "reeks of surrender," Laura Ingraham argued Wednesday. "Of course, he is talking about COVID," said the "Ingraham Angle" host of the Democratic presidential nominee. He wants America to be permanently defined and changed and he's all in for using this Chinese virus to do it." Ingraham railed against Biden's proposed approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic, particularly his promise of more lockdowns. INGRAHAM: AMERICANS WILL BE STRIPPED OF ANY FREEDOM UNDER BIDENBiden has staked his campaign on a message of "doom and gloom," and Americans are falling for it, Ingraham said.
'Damning' Hunter Biden documents mysteriously vanish in transit to Los Angeles, Tucker says
A shipment of "damning" documents linked to Hunter Biden and his father mysteriously disappeared in transit to Los Angeles, Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed on his show Wednesday night. "On Monday of this week, we received from a source a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family," Carlson went on. HUNTER BIDEN'S EX-BUSINESS ASSOCIATE TALKS TO 'TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT'"We texted a producer in New York and asked him to send those documents to us in L.A, " Carlson explained. But the documents never arrived in Los Angeles, Carlson said. "Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing.
Trump deserves 2nd term even though he’s a ‘wretched human being,’ newspaper says
In an endorsement published this week, a Washington state newspaper said it agrees with President Trump’s critics that the commander-in-chief has numerous faults – but that doesn’t mean Trump doesn’t deserve a second term. “Public employee unions would hold outsized power and demand greater spending,” he continued. “To afford it all,” he added, “Biden and a Democrat-controlled Congress would have to impose unprecedented tax increases or accept catastrophic deficit spending. “President Trump is not always 100 percent wrong, but he is 100 percent wrong for America,” the Union Leader wrote. Biden, meanwhile, may not be the president we want,” the newspaper claimed, “but in 2020 he is the president we desperately need.”
Live Updates: Election 2020 polling average shows Biden leading Trump nationally with just days left
Democratic nominee Joe Biden continues to lead President Trump in national polling, although the race has tightened to a seven-point lead for Biden, down from 10 points earlier in October, according to Real Clear Politics' polling average. More than 59 million total ballots cast as of Monday morning suggested a record turnout for this year's race compared to the 47.2 million early votes cast in the 2016 election, according to data from the United States Elections Project. The number of early ballots cast so far represents 43.1% of the total national voter turnout in 2016. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states where the ballot counting process cannot begin until the morning of Election Day. Follow below for more updates on the 2020 presidential race.
Chinese markets, yuan will benefit from a Biden win: Strategist
Chinese markets, yuan will benefit from a Biden win: StrategistBank of Singapore's Eli Lee says that while the Sino-U.S. relationship would remain adversarial under a Joe Biden presidency, Chinese markets will likely benefit.
Dollar holds gains as Covid-19 surge boosts safe-haven demand
The safe-haven greenback steadied against a basket of six currencies at 93.41, taking a pause after its 0.3% gains in early trade. It also steadied against the Japanese yen, last fetching 122.63 yen after hitting its weakest levels since July overnight. The greenback steadied against the Japanese yen at 104.33 yen, having dropped to a more than one-month low on Wednesday. Across the Tasman Sea, the New Zealand dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart, last up 0.27% to 0.6652. Elsewhere, the Canadian dollar held steady, last trading at 1.3308 against the greenback, after it fell to a three-week low overnight.
A Biden win will be 'more positive' for Asia: UBS
A Biden win will be 'more positive' for Asia: UBSHowever, a Biden administration may also see some loss in momentum for financials, says Kelvin Tay of UBS Global Wealth Management.
One battleground state, two rallies — and radically different versions of reality
PHOENIX — Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris held rallies 30 miles apart Wednesday, six days before Election Day, in this battleground state poised to shape the outcome of the race. Scientists widely agree that the virus can be relatively contained if people wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Many of his rallygoers doubted the official diagnosis figures, while others said elites were using the issue to control the population. People watch a video during a rally with President Donald Trump at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Ariz., on Wednesday. "We can't get back to normal until we get this virus under control," said Steven Slugocki, the chair of the Maricopa County Democratic Party.
Dollar holds ground as rising COVID-19 cases boost safe-haven demand
“Back then, there was a shift to dollar-buying to prevent risks in case of emergency, leading to a higher dollar. The euro changed hands at $1.1753 after sliding to a one-week low of $1.1718 overnight. Offshore, the yuan traded at 6.7095 per dollar, with one-week yuan implied volatility hitting a more than five-year high as the U.S. elections neared. The greenback firmed against the Japanese yen at 104.45 yen, having dropped to a more than one-month low on Wednesday. The Aussie drifted away from its near one-week low of $0.7038 marked overnight.
Sunshine State showdown: Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to Florida
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Arizona, U.S., October 28, 2020. Thousands of people have crowded together at recent Trump rallies, many eschewing masks despite public health recommendations. Opinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but his lead is tighter in battleground states. After his Tampa rally, Trump will head to another key battleground state, North Carolina, to stage an evening event in Fayetteville. Biden will travel to Wisconsin on Friday and campaign with former President Barack Obama in Michigan on Saturday, the campaign said.
Sunshine State showdown: Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to Florida
U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Arizona, U.S. October 28, 2020. Thousands of people have crowded together at recent Trump rallies, many eschewing masks despite public health recommendations. Opinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but his lead is tighter in battleground states. After his Tampa rally, Trump will head to another key battleground state, North Carolina, to stage an evening event in Fayetteville. Biden will travel to Wisconsin on Friday and campaign with former President Barack Obama in Michigan on Saturday, the campaign said.
Sunshine State showdown: Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to Florida
With COVID-19 cases raging across the country, Trump will stage an outdoor rally in Tampa. Opinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but his lead is tighter in battleground states. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday showed Trump had essentially moved into a tie with Biden in Florida, with 49% saying they would vote for Biden and 47% for the president. After his Tampa rally, Trump will head to another key battleground state, North Carolina, to stage an evening event in Fayetteville. Biden will travel to Wisconsin on Friday and campaign with former President Barack Obama in Michigan on Saturday, the campaign said.
Biden, in LGBTQ interview, vows to pass Equality Act in first 100 days
(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to put top priority on passing the LGBTQ rights legislation known as the Equality Act, hoping to sign what would be a landmark civil rights law within 100 days, should he win Tuesday’s election. He outlined his agenda for LGBTQ rights in an email interview with Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal, a nationally known advocate for gay rights since the 1970s. “I will make enactment of the Equality Act a top legislative priority during my first 100 days - a priority that Donald Trump opposes,” Biden said of the Republican incumbent he is challenging. The Trump administration opposed the Equality Act, saying it would “undermine parental and conscience rights,” and has also restricted queer rights in the name of religious liberty. The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act in 2019, but the legislation stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate.
What the U.S. Election Could Mean for Relations with China
Chinese trade practices, tech companies, diplomats and even students have been in the crosshairs, feeding Beijing’s paranoia that the U.S. is pursuing a Soviet-era policy of containment. “China, of course, is very concerned about the election,” says Wang Yiwei, director of the Institute of International Affairs at Renmin University in Beijing. China now sits on the U.N. Human Rights Council despite detaining one million Muslims in its far west region of Xinjiang. At the same time, China has torpedoed some of its relationships around the world as it seeks to swell its influence. Some China hawks in the Trump Administration are calling for Taiwan to be provided with an explicit U.S. defense guarantee.
If Biden defeats Trump, does Trumpism still survive?
If Joe Biden deprives Pres. Trump of a second term, do the politics of Trump still survive? campaign aide to Mitt Romney Lanhee Chen reacts.
One battleground state, two rallies — and radically different versions of reality
SEE NEW POSTSOne battleground state, two rallies — and radically different versions of reality PHOENIX — Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris held rallies 30 miles apart here on Wednesday, six days before Election Day, in this battleground state poised to shape the outcome of the race. Quick, quick, quick. After McSally spoke, Trump called up a trio of politicians from out of state to speak- Sens. Biden supporters were more likely to say so than Trump supporters — 72 percent to 61 percent. Referring again to Taylor, Trump said, "in my opinion, he should be prosecuted."
Minnesota governors urge patience on mail-in votes
SEE NEW POSTSMinnesota governors urge patience on mail-in votes In a new PSA, Minnesota Governors Walz (D), Dayton (D), Pawlenty (R) and Ventura (I) tell the public that vote-by-mail is secure, final results will take longer than usual, and it's OK if there's no clear winner on election night. After saying she was "respected by everybody" and "great," Trump rushed McSally to the stage at his Goodyear rally to say a few words. Quick, quick, quick. After McSally spoke, Trump called up a trio of politicians from out of state to speak- Sens. Referring again to Taylor, Trump said, "in my opinion, he should be prosecuted."
Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign
Tyler has been active in the community following the shooting death of Walter Wallace, Jr. Tyler has been active in the community following the shooting death of Walter Wallace, Jr. He is critical of President Donald Trump's response to the protests that broke out in Wallace's West Philadelphia neighborhood. Amid this summer’s protests, Trump repeatedly sounded a “law and order” mantra. He said he “absolutely” agrees with Trump’s characterization of the Philadelphia protests.
The Latest: Pakistan orders early closure of businesses
A health official from the district office wearing protective gear, walks near a banner showing a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Also, authorities in the capital, Islamabad, asked police to arrest anyone violating social distancing rules by not wearing masks at public places. The government Thursday reported some of its highest single-day totals, more than 900 new cases and 16 deaths. Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson says she has been meeting with business leaders, health officials and others to make decisions that protect health but also impose minimal restrictions so businesses can stay open. The small Pacific nation had been among the last places in the world to have no reported cases of the virus.
Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida
More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee or by mail, and Trump and Biden are trying to energize the millions more who will vote in person on Tuesday. Thousands gathered in close proximity without wearing masks — a trend that was expected to continue through more than a dozen events in the final sprint to Election Day. Biden, meanwhile, heads later in the week to three more states Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, where he’ll hold a joint Saturday rally with former President Barack Obama. Biden and his allies are outspending Trump and his backers by more than 3-to-1 in Florida — about $23 million to about $7 million — in the final push to Election Day, according to data from ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG. Trump, meanwhile, is banking on enthusiasm among his Election Day supporters to overcome indicated Democratic strength in some early returns.
Analysis: Iran frets over US vote it insists doesn’t matter
FILE - In this July 14, 2015 file photo, an Iranian woman holds up a national flag as people celebrate a landmark nuclear deal, in Tehran, Iran. Or it could bring Joe Biden, who has raised the possibility of the U.S. returning to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Or it could bring Joe Biden, who has raised the possibility of the U.S. returning to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Or it could bring Joe Biden, who has raised the possibility of the U.S. returning to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. After Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018 and restored crippling sanctions, Iran began publicly abandoning the agreement’s limits on enrichment.
Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life in US under Biden
In this Oct. 28, 2020, photo, supporters of President Donald Trump listen to him speak during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Ariz. Trump is painting an apocalyptic portrait of American life if Democrat Joe Biden gets elected. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)In this Oct. 28, 2020, photo, supporters of President Donald Trump listen to him speak during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Ariz. Trump is painting an apocalyptic portrait of American life if Democrat Joe Biden gets elected. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The suburbs wouldn’t be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist. This is the apocalyptic version of American life that President Donald Trump argues would be the dire consequence of turning over the White House to Democrat Joe Biden. In July, Biden said Trump was the country’s first “racist” president, which glossed over the presidents before Trump who had held slaves.
Trump’s Omaha rally compared to Fyre Festival after hundreds are left stranded in near-freezing temperatures
Thousands of people showed up to President Trump’s campaign rally at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday night. And during that time, photos and videos of people lined up in the cold lit up Twitter, drawing comparisons to another epic event fail: 2017’s Fyre Festival. Hundreds of people were late to get inside the site, according to liberal news site the Iowa Starting Line. Once the president exited, lines of people waited for shuttles back to the parking lot as temperatures dipped into the low 30s. “President Trump loves his supporters and was thrilled to visit Omaha last night.
What should a smart investor do now?
I’ve been getting some questions lately that make me think investors are unusually nervous and don’t know what to do. The uncertainty revolves around the presidential election more than anything else. Read: 401(k) and IRA changes coming in 2021On Nov. 4, 1992, the morning after the presidential election, John called, and this time he wasn’t that subtle. Fast forward to 2020: Obviously we don’t know the results of the presidential election. These lists allow pundits and commentators to sound pretty smart no matter what they are being asked to explain.
A Biden Win Could Boost European Equities. These Stocks Will Benefit the Most.
A win for Joe Biden in the presidential election is likely to be beneficial for European stocks, strategists said, with a number of sectors set to stand out. Strategists have begun outlining how various outcomes may impact European equities, with particular focus on what Biden’s policies might mean, as a Trump win would likely maintain the status quo. Biden boost for EuropeBarclays strategists, led by Emmanuel Cau, said a Biden win and a Democratic sweep could be seen as more beneficial to Europe than a second Trump term. Three main areas of Democratic policy, in particular, will have an impact on European equities, the Barclays team said. Barclays analyst Lydia Rainforth said Finland-based Neste was the most exposed European energy name to the election result, given its sales of renewable diesel into the U.S. biofuels market.
A Biden Win Could Boost European Equities. These Stocks Will Benefit the Most.
Text sizeA win for Joe Biden in the presidential election is likely to be beneficial for European stocks, strategists said, with a number of sectors set to stand out. Strategists have begun outlining how various outcomes may impact European equities, with particular focus on what Biden’s policies might mean, as a Trump win would likely maintain the status quo. Biden boost for EuropeBarclays strategists, led by Emmanuel Cau, said a Biden win and a Democratic sweep could be seen as more beneficial to Europe than a second Trump term. Three main areas of Democratic policy, in particular, will have an impact on European equities, the Barclays team said. Barclays analyst Lydia Rainforth said Finland-based Neste was the most exposed European energy name to the election result, given its sales of renewable diesel into the U.S. biofuels market.
A Biden win could be good news for Europe, and these stocks will benefit the most, say strategists
A win for Joe Biden in the presidential election is likely to be beneficial for European stocks, strategists say, with a number of sectors set to stand out. Strategists have begun outlining how various outcomes may impact European equities, with particular focus on what Biden’s policies might mean, as a Trump win would likely maintain the status quo. Biden boost for EuropeBarclays strategists, led by Emmanuel Cau, said a Biden win and a Democratic sweep could be seen as more beneficial to Europe than a second Trump term. Read: Biden win could spur deal making rush ahead of tax hikesThree main areas of Democratic policy, in particular, will have an impact on European equities, the Barclays team said. In the other sectors — financials, utilities, and real estate — European companies have very low exposure to the U.S., they added.
Tucker Carlson’s Conspiracy Theory Falls Apart In The Weirdest Way Possible
Fox News host Tucker Carlson told his viewers that he had some very important papers related to his conspiracy theory surrounding Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. But the papers were lost ? and so Carlson concocted yet another conspiracy theory to explain their disappearance. Carlson’s producer shipped the documents across the country via a “brand-name company,” but they never arrived. The shipping company launched a search and called in security to interview everyone who touched the documents, Carlson said. 1/ https://t.co/UmxRLCilDs — The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 29, 2020It would be impossible to explain to aliens why Tucker Carlson has a show https://t.co/EhBm6CsZ3z — Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) October 29, 2020Love HuffPost?
U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to Republicans in Pennsylvania, North Carolina vote-by-mail fights
The Supreme Court already had rejected a prior Republican request to block the lower court ruling on Oct. 19. The conservative-majority court on Wednesday also rejected a request by Trump's campaign to block North Carolina's extension of the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots, in another key battleground legal loss for Republicans. Story continuesThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and various Democratic officials and candidates who had asked for the court to protect voting rights during the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the conservative justices were in the majority when the Supreme Court on a 5-3 vote declined to extend mail-in voting deadlines sought by Democrats in Wisconsin. The public health crisis has prompted an increase in requests for mail-in ballots as voters seek to avoid crowds at polling places.
Sunshine State showdown: Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to Florida
Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, is a major prize in next Tuesday’s election and a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Trump and Biden running neck and neck in the state. Thousands of people have crowded together at recent Trump rallies, many eschewing masks despite public health recommendations. Opinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but his lead is tighter in battleground states. After his Tampa rally, Trump will head to another key battleground state, North Carolina, to stage an evening event in Fayetteville. Biden will travel to Wisconsin on Friday and campaign with former President Barack Obama in Michigan on Saturday, the campaign said.
Jack Dorsey says the New York Post Twitter account will remain locked until it deletes the original tweet featuring its Hunter Biden story
Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesTexas Sen. Ted Cruz accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of "censorship" for locking the New York Post out of its account for two weeks. The New York Post on October 14 published an article on Hunter Biden that has several red flags pertaining to the sourcing. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey came under scrutiny from Sen. Ted Cruz for locking the New York Post out of its account for two weeks. Dorsey previously locked the official Twitter account for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign after it posted clips relating to the Hunter Biden story. Twitter locked Trump's account after it shared the email address of a New York Post columnist praising him for battling the coronavirus.
Hillary Clinton joins Electoral College 4 years after it cost her the presidency: 'Pretty sure I'll get to vote for Joe'
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the 2016 presidential election because of the Electoral College. If Joe Biden wins the popular vote in New York, Clinton and the 28 other electors will vote for him to be the next president. New York has taken steps to move away from the Electoral College: The state is part of the National Popular Vote Compact. If enough states sign on to this effort, the Electoral College will chose the candidate who wins the national popular vote. Contributing: Wyatte Grantham-Philips and Josh Peter, USA TODAY; The Associated PressThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Electoral College: Hillary Clinton to be New York state elector
Hillary Clinton to cast New York vote in Electoral College
Hillary Clinton, who lost the White House race to Donald Trump four years ago, said Wednesday that she will have a vote this year in the Electoral College, the body that elects the US president. "I'm an elector in New York," Clinton told the SiriusXM radio program "Signal Boost." New York has 29 electoral votes in the 538-member Electoral College, which determines the winner of the White House race rather than the popular vote. Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than Trump in 2016 but lost in the Electoral College, whose members are party dignitaries or elected officials and are generally obliged to cast their vote in line with the popular vote in their respective state. "I'm sure I'll get to vote for Joe (Biden) and Kamala (Harris) in New York, so that's pretty exciting," Clinton said.
'Bar Rescue' host Jon Taffer says he was 'surprised' by Trump's plan to save the hospitality industry in their podcast interview
Jon Taffer attends AOL Build Presents: "Bar Rescue" at AOL Studios In New York on March 2, 2016 in New York City. Robin Marchant/Getty ImagesJon Taffer, host of the hit show "Bar Rescue" on Paramount, scored a sit-down interview in Las Vegas with President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning for "The Jon Taffer Podcast." Jon Taffer: It's very regional: New Jersey is tracking ahead of last year in the restaurant industry because of the closure of Manhattan. I'm a business advocate, and I'm talking to you, Jake, trying to protect and support small businesses across America. Now with President Trump, he's been there for four years, so I know.
Biden is beating Trump by an unbelievable 17 points in new Wisconsin poll
A Washington Post/ABC News poll of Wisconsin and Michigan released Wednesday morning had good news for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. In Michigan, the poll found him beating President Trump by a modest 7 percentage points among likely voters, 51 percent to 44 percent, within the margin of error. Biden's Wisconsin lead in the RealClearPolitics average is 5.5 points (49.8 percent to 44.3 percent), and FiveThirtyEight puts Biden ahead by 7.1 points, 51.4 percent to 44.3 percent. And the polls bear that out: Biden now leads Trump by 20 points on who Wisconsin voters trust to handle the outbreak, from 7 points in September. The polls were conducted via phone, mostly cellphones, Oct. 20-25 among 789 likely voters in Michigan and 809 likely Wisconsin voters.
Polls: Trump trails in Wisconsin as state's coronavirus cases surge
Two new polls released Wednesday show President Trump continuing to trail in Wisconsin, a state where COVID-19 cases are surging while the president downplays the virus. President Trump at a campaign rally in West Salem, Wis., on Tuesday. Police stand guard outside a rally with Vice President Mike Pence in Waukesha, Wis., on Oct. 13. “The vice president has the best doctors in the world around him. Trump won Wisconsin by fewer than 23,000 votes in 2016, the first Republican presidential candidate to do so since 1984.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus tweets endorsement of President Donald Trump: 'He has delivered on his promises'
Jack Nicklaus has liked what he’s seen from President Donald Trump, and now he wants four more years. The 18-time major winner posted a lengthy statement via Twitter on Wednesday saying he has cast his vote for Trump and urging others to do the same. pic.twitter.com/IfQb3NeSO3 — Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) October 29, 2020Nicklaus states that Trump has already delivered on his promises, though neglects to specify which victories Trump has achieved since moving into the White House. Soon after Nicklaus’ endorsement, Trump welcomed it with open arms:Jack, this is a Great Honor. https://t.co/60WWISm5hs — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2020Nicklaus has been a longtime financial donor to Republican causes, including to Trump’s presidential campaign.
Coronavirus Today: The Dodgers’ coronavirus surprise
Newsletter Get our free Coronavirus Today newsletter Sign up for the latest news, best stories and what they mean for you, plus answers to your questions. “People are lowering their guards — going back to how they functioned before COVID-19, going to gatherings,” said San Diego County public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten. — If your job has been affected by the pandemic, here’s how to file for unemployment. Here are resources for coping during the crisis from the CDC and the L.A. County Department of Mental Health. L.A. County residents can also call (800) 854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741.
Garcetti says new information led him to cut ties with aide accused of sexual harassment
AdvertisementQuestions about Jacobs’ behavior began this summer when LAPD Officer Matthew Garza sued the city , alleging that Jacobs made crude remarks and touched him inappropriately. That lawsuit alleges that Garcetti and mayoral staff saw Jacobs’ behavior but didn’t do anything to stop it. Garza’s lawsuit says that aides working for the mayor witnessed the alleged harassment and apologized to the police officer about Jacobs’ behavior. That complaint, which was reviewed by The Times last week, says that Garcetti spoke with First Lady Amy Wakeland about Jacobs’ behavior. “In fact, Garcetti has discussed with his wife that [Jacobs’] behavior would one day be held to account,” the complaint says.
It’s Biden vs. Trump in the rest of the world, too
For the last 70 years, the United States has sought to shape events in much of the world. As Americans head to the polls, who in the wider world is rooting for President Trump? “The president of the United States has more power over my life than the president of my own country. A recent opinion survey showed more than 60 percent of Israelis favoring Trump, with less than 20 percent for Biden. Hard-liners favor Trump because they agree with him that compromise between Iran and the United States is unthinkable.
Ex-White House doctor helps Trump spread attacks on Biden amid Texas congressional campaign
On Tuesday, during a Trump campaign call with reporters, Jackson questioned Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s mental fitness. Citing “tons of footage” of Biden on the campaign trail, Jackson was happy to support Trump’s attacks. For much of his campaign, Jackson has employed the strategy of appealing directly to Trump and the president’s supporters. Born in Texas, Jackson received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and joined the Navy in 1995. The White House denied the allegations, but Jackson never returned to work as the top White House physician.
Letters to the Editor — Voting, tornado damage in Dallas, the office of the president, Justice Amy Coney Barrett
Two comments on citing Justice Amy Coney Barrett as a positive example to all working mothers. Very few of today’s working mothers can afford to have their children raised by nannies and governesses. Barrett therefore presents a very limited example for today’s working mothers and their daily balancing act. The entire unseemly replacement process can in no way either encourage or inspire today’s or tomorrow’s working mothers. Barrett, President Donald Trump and McConnell now gleefully dance on Ginsburg’s grave.
EDITORIAL: ‘Moderate’ Biden says he’s Harris’ ‘running mate’
Sen. Harris has been in the upper chamber for three years and ran a failed effort for the Democratic nomination. On “60 Minutes” this past Sunday, Norah O’Donnell asked Sen. Harris if she would offer Mr. Biden a “socialist or progressive perspective.” Sen. Harris laughed before answering, “No.” She is deceiving voters. In addition, the organization determined that Sen. Harris was the Democrat least likely to reach across the aisle to co-sponsor a bill proposed by a Republican. Sen. Harris is also an enthusiastic supporter of the radical Green New Deal, having co-sponsored the proposal in the Senate. Sen. Harris supports gutting the First Amendment to allow state regulation of political speech.
Unless polls are way, way off, Trump is running out of time
Reuters/Ipsos polling finds Trump within 1 point of Biden in Arizona, where the president campaigned Wednesday, and in North Carolina. The possibility remained open for the court to consider the case after Election Day. In the final approach to this election, President Donald Trump's fiery wreck of a COVID-19 political narrative continues to burn. He complains: "The Fake News Media is riding COVID, COVID, COVID, all the way to the Election." The "COVID, COVID, COVID" plague goes on.
Nolan Out Loud: None of above was best choice
For the fourth time in our history, we've decided not to endorse a presidential candidate because we found both choices unacceptable. How about the two political parties give us quality candidates we can get enthused about endorsing? Betting on a Hail MaryThe polls say Michigan is firmly in Joe Biden's grasp. Meanwhile, we learn that the person Facebook has put in charge of election integrity formerly worked for Joe Biden. Sign up here:Twitter: @NolanFinleyDNSign up for the Nolan Out Loud morning report at detroitnews.com/newsletters.
Opinion: Questions Joe Biden should answer about Hunter's emails
David HarsanyiFirst, Joe Biden's Praetorian Guard in the media argued that the New York Post's Hunter Biden scoop was "Russian disinformation." This isn't about Hunter's addictions, predilections or life choices, but about his favor-trading, and whether a presidential candidate benefited from them during his tenure as vice president of the United States. Recently, a Wisconsin reporter finally asked Biden what he thought about Sen. Ron Johnson accusing his family of profiting from Hunter's shady arrangements. For instance:?In 2018, you bragged that as vice president you had threatened Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko with the withdrawal of United States aid if he didn't fire state prosecutor, Victor Shokin. Two years earlier, you reportedly met with Chinese Communist Party members and favored billionaires in Beijing as vice president, in a meeting facilitated by Hunter's associates.
VP nominee Kamala Harris stops in Tucson, visits with Latina business owners
Harris emphasized the needs of working class families throughout the state, adding that the Biden administration would not raise taxes for anyone making less than $400,000 a year. “Joe Biden and I understand America deserves so much more. We know that the strength of any human being is not based on who you beat down but on who you lift up,” Harris said. “Let’s not let anyone take our vote from us. Kelly, who was also looking to sway voters in his campaign for U.S. Senate, said the pandemic and subsequent economic impact were made worse by “a crisis of leadership.”
Biden, Warner and redistricting amendment ahead in final CNU poll
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in Virginia by double digits according to the final pre-Election Day poll from the Wason Center at Christopher Newport University. Biden received 53% of the vote among likely voters to 41% for Trump in the survey released Wednesday. “Biden’s lead continues to illustrate Virginia’s solid shift left in presidential and statewide races,” said Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, research director of the Wason Center at CNU. Republicans have not won a statewide race in Virginia since 2009 and Democrats have carried the state in three straight presidential contests. Two years ago Democrats picked up three congressional seats as Abigail Spanberger, Elaine Luria and then-state Sen. Jennifer Wexton unseated GOP incumbents.
AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden's son
Tyson also said she could not confirm or deny the existence of any investigation, in keeping with Justice Department practice. The suggestion that Joe Biden might have met with a Burisma representative is consequential, because he has repeatedly insisted that he never discussed his son’s business with him. But the emails provide no details on whether Pozharskyi and Biden actually met and, if so, what they discussed. If Biden did meet with Pozharskyi, he was not the only U.S. official who may have done so. The Trump campaign also organized a press event featuring Tony Bobulinski, a man who said he was Hunter Biden’s former business partner.
Biden says halting coronavirus will take hard work, as Trump stumps nonstop
“I’m not running on a false promise of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch,” he added. After rallying supporters in three states Tuesday, Trump, 74, overnighted in a fourth — Nevada — then flew to Arizona for two more rallies. U.S. President Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally in Goodyear, Arizona, on Wednesday. All are states that Trump won in 2016 but which are up for grabs this year. “If you vote for Biden it means no kids in school, no graduation, no Christmas and no Fourth of July together.
Katy Perry and fiance Orlando Bloom sing to encourage fans to vote
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom took to Instagram on Wednesday with a clever pro-voting message to the tune of the children’s song Rise and Shine. Bloom, 43, sang, 'Vote in person, not with the mail-in ballot,' to which Perry sang, 'Now’s the time to vote in person, person, people of the United States.' Sing a song: Katy Perry, 36, and her fiancé Orlando Bloom, 43, serenaded her followers on Instagram on Wednesday with a clever pro-voting message to the tune of the children’s song Rise and Shine. Bloom made referenced to their two-month-old daughter Daisy Dove, saying, 'This is for the future generations, by the way: his little ditty is going to be for Daisy Dove.' She has past pledged her support toward former Vice President Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris in their run for the White House against incumbent Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Jennifer Lopez cements style icon status in clinging leather skirt and hot pink stilettos
And Jennifer Lopez proved it even while offstage and out and about in Los Angeles this week for what appeared to be a work errand. The 51-year-old bombshell slipped into a black leather skirt with a snakeskin print and a slit that showed off her dancer's legs. She accentuated the look with a black leather snakeskin print handbag that was spiced up with some ritzy gold accents. JLo who is the face of Coach teamed up with a string of fellow stars with a holiday-themed video for the popular brand. Jennifer is currently engaged to former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez with whom she recently endorsed Joe Biden for president.
Donald Trump introduces Nigel Farage as the 'King of Europe' at election rally in Arizona
Donald Trump greeted Nigel Farage on stage at a rally in Arizona on Wednesday where he branded the Brexit Party leader the 'King of Europe'. Speaking at one of his final reelection rallies, the President introduced Farage to the stage in front of the adoring crowd. Donald Trump greeted Nigel Farage on stage at a rally in Arizona on Wednesday where he branded the Brexit Party leader the 'King of Europe'Trump called Farage, famous for his longtime activism to get Britain out of the European Union, 'one of the most powerful men in Europe'. 'The king of Europe we have right here,' Trump said of Farage. Farage famously visited Trump in the days after the businessman's shock victory in the 2016 election, which came just months after the surprise Brexit referendum result.
Joe Biden's brother Jim REFUSED to answer whether Joe was involved in the family's dealings in China
On the same day Archer meets Joe Biden at the White House. He phones a staffer at Biden's office to it could 'create perception of a conflict of interest.' Summer: The Burisma investigation appears to become dormantJanuary 2016: Biden travels to Ukraine amid mounting international disgust at Shokin failing to tackle corruption. One of the concerns raised by the European Union and IMF is that he has failed to investigate Burisma. Giuliani later says the shopowner has made four.
US Election 2020: Donald Trump Jr mocks Hunter Biden in Florida
'I'd be in jail a long time ago,' Trump Jr. said. 'They impeached Donald Trump for being right about Joe Biden,' Trump Jr. later said. On Wednesday, Trump Jr. addressed supporters gathered in both the restaurant and rustic-industrial bar of the Double Barrel Grill. 'Donald Trump is apparently doing it all wrong, according to the experts,' Trump Jr. said. 'I'm the son of a billionaire from Manhattan and I've had more blue collar jobs than Joe Biden,' Trump Jr. said.
Joe Biden tells Oprah Winfrey son Hunter 'smartest guy I know'
Joe Biden told Oprah Winfrey that his son Hunter 'is the smartest guy I know' during a Zoom event. Biden told Madison he spoke with late son Beau as well as Hunter, wife Jill and mom Catherine about becoming Barack Obama's running mate. Listing his family's qualities, the Democrat described Hunter as 'the smartest guy I know'. Biden also told Madison that her story 'gives me that extra boost of hope and energy and optimism for the country.' 'Vote because your life depends on it,' Madison told FOX 2 Detroit.
US Election 2020: Trump says Thursday's GDP will be 'off the charts'
'You’re going to have a very big number. You know what, before that happens, and I don’t know what it is, but the Atlanta Fed just predicted a very big number. That’s our big number right?' President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport in Bullhead City, Arizona, U.S., October 28, 2020. 'We are substantially up in a state known as Arizona,' said Trump, despite public polls showing him trailing.
Miles Taylor warns Trump will pursue 'Nazi policies' if re-elected
'I worked with DHS officials while I was in the White House, and even I had to research who Miles Taylor was. He's just another standard-issue arrogant, Washington, DC swamp bro who loved President Trump until he figured out he could try to make money by attacking him,' he added. Ben Williams, a senior communications adviser in the White House, called Taylor a 'little circus clown.' The New York Times op-ed describes a 'quiet resistance' that wasn't designed to bring Trump down – only to curb his worst impulses. When he published the New York Times op-ed, he was a deputy to agency's then chief of staff.
[US elections and Korea] Biden will be more rigorous on NK, experts say
NATIONAL(AP-Yonhap)With the US presidential election just days ahead, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has not said much about his policy on the Korean Peninsula.All he has said so far is that the leader of the North Korean regime is a thug, and he will meet with Kim Jong-un only if Pyongyang agrees to draw down its nuclear capacity as a precondition.During the final presidential debate last week, Biden said that when the Chinese asked why the US was moving its missile defense up so close and continuing its military maneuvers with South Korea, he told China, “It’s because North Korea is a problem, and we’re going to continue to do it so we can control them.”Biden said he told the Chinese, “If you want to do something about it, step up and help. If not, it’s going to continue.”He also said Trump has “legitimized North Korea,” referring to the North’s leader Kim as a thug, adding that Trump “talks about how we’re better off. And they have much more capable missiles, able to reach US territory much more easily.”Biden’s Democratic Party has traditionally emphasized multilateral cooperation and a process-oriented negotiation on North Korean issues.Things have changed, however, as US President Donald Trump’s much-hyped summitry with Kim made North Korea, the traditional hermit, a country at the center of greater global attention.More importantly, more Americans now see the North’s nuclear arsenal as a threat to their own territory.Biden is therefore likely to take a stronger or more proactive approach compared to the “strategic patience” policy of the Obama administration, observers say.Choi Kang, acting president of Asan Institute for Policy Studies, thinks Biden will “try to confirm the North’s commitment to denuclearization through its actions.”Kim Hyun-wook, chief of US research at the state-run Korea National Diplomatic Academy, said Biden’s North Korea policy will likely be a stringent one based on sanctions.“He seems to be willing to negotiate in earnest on the North
[US elections and Korea] Biden will be more rigorous on NK, experts say
With the US presidential election just days ahead, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has not said much about his policy on the Korean Peninsula.All he has said so far is that the leader of the North Korean regime is a thug, and he will meet with Kim Jong-un only if Pyongyang agrees to draw down its nuclear capacity as a precondition.During the final presidential debate last week, Biden said that when the Chinese asked why the US was moving its missile defense up so close and continuing its military maneuvers with South Korea, he told China, “It’s because North Korea is a problem, and we’re going to continue to do it so we can control them.”Biden said he told the Chinese, “If you want to do something about it, step up and help. If not, it’s going to continue.”He also said Trump has “legitimized North Korea,” referring to the North’s leader Kim as a thug, adding that Trump “talks about how we’re better off. And they have much more capable missiles, able to reach US territory much more easily.”Biden’s Democratic Party has traditionally emphasized multilateral cooperation and a process-oriented negotiation on North Korean issues.Things have changed, however, as US President Donald Trump’s much-hyped summitry with Kim made North Korea, the traditional hermit, a country at the center of greater global attention.More importantly, more Americans now see the North’s nuclear arsenal as a threat to their own territory.Biden is therefore likely to take a stronger or more proactive approach compared to the “strategic patience” policy of the Obama administration, observers say.Choi Kang, acting president of Asan Institute for Policy Studies, thinks Biden will “try to confirm the North’s commitment to denuclearization through its actions.”Kim Hyun-wook, chief of US research at the state-run Korea National Diplomatic Academy, said Biden’s North Korea policy will likely be a stringent one based on sanctions.“He seems to be willing to negotiate in earnest on the North’s denuclearization
What data journalists say about the election models giving Trump slim chance of winning
Four years later, that political upset has led many Americans to be skeptical of current models showing Trump, once again, having a slim chance of emerging victorious against Joe Biden. "Yeah, the experts say Trump has a small chance of beating Biden, but the experts also said the same thing in 2016, and they were wrong." To be clear, the models never said it was impossible for Trump to lose in 2016. FiveThirtyEight gave Trump a 28.6% chance, for example, and The Upshot gave him a 15% chance. And while these models put Trump in a much tougher spot than back in 2016, they still do leave open the chance that Trump could win re-election.
Tucker Carlson’s Conspiracy Theory Falls Apart In The Weirdest Way Possible
Fox News host Tucker Carlson told his viewers that he had some very important papers related to his conspiracy theory surrounding Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. But the papers were lost ? and so Carlson concocted yet another conspiracy theory to explain their disappearance. Carlson claimed a “source” gave the Fox News show “damning” documents about Biden on Monday. Instead, the shipping company said the package had been opened and the documents were missing. The shipping company launched a search and called in security to interview everyone who touched the documents, Carlson said.
Maya Rudolph on potential for 4 years of Kamala Harris impression: 'Let's go. I'm ready'
Maya Rudolph on potential for 4 years of Kamala Harris impression: 'Let's go. I'm ready'If Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win the presidential election next week, Maya Rudolph says she's more than ready for four years of regular work on "Saturday Night Live."
Ohio's rural-urban divide drives politics, to voters' dismay. 'You're either this or that.'
Four years later, Trump won big with 72% of the vote. They point to Trump as the disruptor more than a swing toward the Republican Party. In Brown’s first Senate race in 2006, the Democrat won 13 of the 14 counties in Ohio’s Southeast region against incumbent Republican Mike DeWine. Trump won the non-college educated vote in 2016. Four years ago Trump won Scioto County by nearly 37%, but within the city of Portsmouth Democrat Hillary Clinton won by almost 34%.
Crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump slams Biden
Crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump slams BidenPresident Donald Trump is using the final days of the campaign against Joe Biden to maintain a whirlwind schedule. Speaking in Goodyear, Arizona, Trump slammed Biden as "the worst candidate ever to run in the history of a presidential election."
Docs from Hunter biz partner Tony Bobulinski reviewed by Senate committee so far legit: report
A Senate committee has been able to verify the materials it has reviewed so far from Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter Biden business partner, according to a report on Wednesday. Bobulinski provided the materials to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, The Daily Caller reported. Bobulinski — who has accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of lying about involvement in his son’s overseas business deals — was set to be interviewed by the FBI and by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Finance Committee. Bobulinski on Thursday showed reporters three phones that he said spanned 2015 to 2018, saying they were evidence that he would provide the FBI. The two Senate committees issued an 87-page report last month on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings.
Gene Weingarten: In a divided country, it feels like hatred for each other has become one more American value. Can we ever heal?
President Trump throws masks to supporters during a campaign stop in Orlando in October. I think Trump is amoral. But Nixon would have disliked him as president, Dean says, because Nixon “had a respect for the office he held, and the rule of law. If you have no respect for the rule of law, you don’t resign.”What does Dean think will happen after the election? What is hard to understand is the way the Trump presidency has divided seemingly like-minded people of goodwill, people of similar backgrounds.
Queen, David Bowie's 'Under Pressure' covered by Willie Nelson, Karen O
Willie Nelson and Karen O have put a spin on a classic rock tune. On Wednesday, the duo released a cover of "Under Pressure," originally by Queen and David Bowie. WILLIE NELSON OPENS UP ABOUT CHEATING IN NEW BOOK: 'MY WANDERING WAYS WERE TOO MUCH FOR ANY WOMAN'This isn't the first time that Nelson, 87, has used music to speak about politics. In 2018, the country legend released "Vote 'Em Out" amid the 2018 state elections in Texas, encouraging fans to vote blue. "If you don’t like it now / if it’s more than you’ll allow / if you don’t like who's in there vote ‘em out."
Colorado AG steps in after landlord allegedly threatens rent raise at mobile home park if Biden wins
Colorado’s Attorney General sent a cease and desist letter to the owner of a mobile home park in Fort Morgan, Colo., following reports of voter intimidation after the landlord allegedly threatened to spike rent rates should Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden win on Nov. 3. Like paying alot more in taxes, utilities, gasoline, groceries, new permits, fees and regulations…everything! This also means your rent will be increased to cover these expenses. Most likely, rent would double in price!” The letter read. “If the current president is re-elected, we will not raise the rent for at least 2 years!” Pagel added.
Tucker Carlson: What Tony Bobulinski told me and why it matters
His name is Tony Bobulinski. That's a very serious claim, and whatever your political views, it's hard to dismiss it when Tony Bobulinski makes it because Bobulinsky is an unusually credible witness. By the end of the hour, it was very clear to us that Tony Bobulinski was telling the truth and that Joe Biden was lying. Wednesday morning, the big papers completely ignored what Tony Bobulinski had to say. Tony Bobulinski asked Jim Biden that question directly.
Buttigieg defends Biden, claims Dems 'would have chosen somebody else' if they wanted fracking ban
mayor told MacCallum that while Biden opposes a full fracking ban, "he understands that climate change is real and he's put forward a way to deal with it that supports workers in the energy industry through this transition. MacCallum reminded Buttigieg that "fracking has allowed this country to become energy independent from the Middle East. FORMER SHELL OIL PRESIDENT SCHOOLS BIDEN ON FRACKING"Yeah," Buttigieg responded. "That's one of the reasons why Joe Biden defeated some Democrats who were further to his left who called for an outright ban on fracking, which he opposes." "If the Democratic Party wanted to choose a candidate who was for an outright total ban then they would have chosen somebody else."
Rick Scott makes 'six-figure' ad buy for Trump in Florida: Report
Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott is backing President Trump’s re-election bid with a significant ad buy in his home state ahead of Election Day, according to a report Wednesday. Scott’s political action committee, Let’s Get to Work, is making a “significant six-figure buy” and will run pro-Trump ads in six to eight Florida media markets, Politico reported. OBAMA UNLOADS ON TRUMP AT RALLY FOR BIDEN: 'WE CAN'T AFFORD 4 MORE YEARS OF THIS'“Democrats have a radical plan for America,” Scott said in the ad. With less than a week until Election Day, the Trump and Biden campaigns are locked in a virtual dead heat in Florida. An average of recent polls compiled by Real Clear Politics shows both Trump and Biden with 48 percent of the vote.
'Baffled' and 'scared,' U.S. felons face hurdles after regaining right to vote
Felony convictions still disenfranchise about 5.2 million Americans, but that is down 15% since 2016, according to the group. About 1.4 million people with felony convictions in Florida had their right to vote restored in January 2019 after the state amended it constitution. He was able to resolve it, but he said for many people with felony convictions the uncertainty would prevent them from voting. By law, she said, she was not required to provide paperwork to prove she can register to vote. “There is a huge part of our population that is unable to vote and that’s very intentional,” she said.
Dollar holds gains as COVID-19 surge boosts safe-haven demand
FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken at the Bank of Taiwan in Taipei November 11, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky LohThe safe-haven greenback steadied against a basket of six currencies at 93.41, taking a pause after its 0.3% gains in early trade. It also steadied against the Japanese yen, last fetching 122.63 yen after hitting its weakest levels since July overnight. The greenback steadied against the Japanese yen at 104.33 yen, having dropped to a more than one-month low on Wednesday. Elsewhere, the Canadian dollar held steady, last trading at 1.3308 against the greenback, after it fell to a three-week low overnight.
Montana leads list of gubernatorial races to watch this year
MONTANARepublican Congressman Greg Gianforte faces Democrat Mike Cooney, the state’s Lieutenant Governor, in the race for Montana governor, perhaps the most competitive gubernatorial election this year. Cooney has positioned himself as the natural successor to the state’s popular Democratic Governor Steve Bullock, who is leaving office due to term limits and running for the U.S. Senate. A poll released Wednesday by Montana State University, Billings, showed Gianforte and Cooney each receiving support from 45% of likely voters. Galloway has garnered support from former Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and other former state officeholders. NEW HAMPSHIREPolls show incumbent Governor Chris Sununu, a Republican, leading Democratic challenger Dan Feltes by more than 20 points.
U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to Republicans in Pennsylvania, North Carolina vote-by-mail fights
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt setbacks to Republicans by allowing extended deadlines for receiving mail-in ballots in next Tuesday’s election in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, states pivotal to President Donald Trump’s re-election chances. The Supreme Court already had rejected a prior Republican request to block the lower court ruling on Oct. 19. On Monday, the conservative justices were in the majority when the Supreme Court on a 5-3 vote declined to extend mail-in voting deadlines sought by Democrats in Wisconsin. The public health crisis has prompted an increase in requests for mail-in ballots as voters seek to avoid crowds at polling places. In their earlier decision, the justices, shorthanded after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, were divided 4-4, leaving in place the state court ruling.
As COVID-19 roars back in U.S., Trump stages rallies in Arizona
Polls in battleground states that will likely decide the election are tighter than the national surveys. A pro-Biden group, Priorities USA Action, said its recent polling in six battleground states found that when people were told Trump was holding large rallies without mask-wearing requirements, most disapproved. Slideshow ( 5 images )“The longer he’s in charge the more reckless he gets,” Biden told reporters, before casting his own vote in Wilmington, Delaware. New battleground state polls from Reuters/Ipsos show Biden and Trump in a statistical dead heat in Arizona and in Florida, another key battleground state. The Trump campaign was taking all necessary precautions at Pence’s event, campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley told CNN.
Exclusive: Biden, if elected, would consult allies on future of U.S. tariffs on China - advisers
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden would immediately consult with America’s main allies before deciding on the future of U.S. tariffs on China, seeking “collective leverage” to strengthen his hand against Beijing if he is elected president, Biden top advisers said on Wednesday. And that has given China an escape hatch,” said Jeffrey Prescott, a former senior foreign policy in the Obama administration. In political rallies, Trump has often claimed that Biden would take a softer approach to China. Immediate consultation would be needed “to identify areas where we can bring collective leverage on China,” Prescott said. “But they’ve been alienated, they’ve been insulted by President Trump, and that’s made our hand with China even weaker than it should be.”
Exclusive: Biden, if elected, would consult allies on future of U.S. tariffs on China - advisers
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden would immediately consult with America’s main allies before deciding on the future of U.S. tariffs on China, seeking “collective leverage” to strengthen his hand against Beijing if he is elected president, Biden top advisers said on Wednesday. And that has given China an escape hatch,” said Jeffrey Prescott, a former senior foreign policy in the Obama administration. In political rallies, Trump has often claimed that Biden would take a softer approach to China. Immediate consultation would be needed “to identify areas where we can bring collective leverage on China,” Prescott said. “But they’ve been alienated, they’ve been insulted by President Trump, and that’s made our hand with China even weaker than it should be.”
Dollar holds gains as COVID-19 surge boosts safe-haven demand
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationThe safe-haven greenback steadied against a basket of six currencies =USD at 93.41, taking a pause after its 0.3% gains in early trade. It also steadied against the Japanese yen EURJPY=, last fetching 122.63 yen after hitting its weakest levels since July overnight. The greenback steadied against the Japanese yen at 104.33 yen JPY=EBS, having dropped to a more than one-month low on Wednesday. Across the Tasman Sea, the New Zealand dollar NZD=D3 edged higher against its U.S. counterpart, last up 0.27% to 0.6652. Elsewhere, the Canadian dollar CAD=D3 held steady, last trading at 1.3308 against the greenback, after it fell to a three-week low overnight.
As COVID-19 roars back in U.S., Trump stages rallies in Arizona
Polls in battleground states that will likely decide the election are tighter than the national surveys. A pro-Biden group, Priorities USA Action, said its recent polling in six battleground states found that when people were told Trump was holding large rallies without mask-wearing requirements, most disapproved. “The longer he’s in charge the more reckless he gets,” Biden told reporters, before casting his own vote in Wilmington, Delaware. New battleground state polls from Reuters/Ipsos show Biden and Trump in a statistical dead heat in Arizona and in Florida, another key battleground state. The Trump campaign was taking all necessary precautions at Pence’s event, campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley told CNN.
Wall Street sinks 3%, Dow at late July lows as pandemic surges
The sell-off accelerated during the session’s final minutes,with both the Dow and benchmark S&P 500 posting their biggest single-day declines since June 11. With just six days to the election, Wall Street's fear gauge .VIX spiked to its highest level since June 15. With Microsoft MSFT.O and Amazon.com AMZN.O, they weighed the most on the S&P 500. Of the 206 S&P 500 companies that have reported third-quarter earnings so far, about 83% have topped expectations, according to Refinitiv data. The S&P 500 posted one new 52-week highs and nine new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 15 new highs and 110 new lows.
'Who the hell elected you?' U.S. Senate tech hearing becomes political showdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey gives his opening statement remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing 'Does Section 230's Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior? Republican lawmakers used most of their time during the hearing to accuse the companies of selective censorship against conservatives. Ahead of the hearing, the senator released a picture on Twitter titled “Free Speech showdown Cruz vs Dorsey” that showed him and Twitter’s Dorsey pitted against each other. Trump, who alleges the companies’ stifle conservative voices, tweeted “Repeal Section 230!” during the hearing.
Trump stokes suburban fears after Philadelphia shooting
National polls have found that voters trust Biden more to handle public safety and race relations. And a majority of Americans think Trump has encouraged white supremacists, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. A recent Monmouth poll in Pennsylvania also showed that Biden is narrowly more trusted here than Trump to manage law and order. Wolf later mobilized the Pennsylvania National Guard following the request of the city government. Isaiah Thomas, a Philadelphia city councilman, questioned whether it is necessary.
Former Homeland Security Official Reveals He Wrote 'Anonymous' Trump Critique
(WASHINGTON) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday as a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security. He left the Trump administration in June 2019 and endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president this summer. Trump and White House officials moved quickly to describe Taylor as someone with little standing and clout. During Taylor’s time as chief of staff, Trump threatened to shut down the border and his administration developed the policy to force asylum seekers to wait across the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump, who had long complained about leaks in the White House, also ordered aides to unmask the writer, citing “national security” concerns to justify a possible Justice Department investigation.
5 takeaways from Congress' latest clash with Silicon Valley
Few lawmakers, however, dug into the details of legislation, instead focusing on their full range of critiques against the companies. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), an outspoken tech critic who in recent days has launched a media blitz criticizing tech companies, railed against Dorsey over Twitter's decision to initially block users from linking out to the Post's reporting. And even Democratic proponents of Section 230 reform balked at the Republicans' focus for the hearing. In a pair of notable endorsements, Zuckerberg urged Congress to "update the law to make sure it’s working as intended." And Dorsey proposed “three solutions” to address concerns raised by lawmakers about how tech companies moderate user content, including possible “expansions to Section 230."
Facebook missteps stoke fears of long political ad blackout online
"We’re deeply concerned that at this late date, it’s still unknown when and how political ads will resume,” Scott Fairchild, the DSCC executive director, said in a statement shared with POLITICO. Facebook drew sharp criticism from political groups and operatives this week after initiating its pre-election ad blackout. The political digital ad ecosystem has already faced massive upheaval over the last two years. Facebook declined to take the same step earlier this year, but over the summer, Facebook gave individual users the option to opt out of seeing political ads altogether. Twitter, a smaller player in the digital ad space, outright banned political ads toward the end of 2019, and Adobe followed suit on its ad platform over the summer.
One battleground state, two rallies — and radically different versions of reality
PHOENIX — Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris held rallies 30 miles apart here on Wednesday, six days before Election Day, in this battleground state poised to shape the outcome of the race. But voters could be forgiven for thinking the candidates were running in two different universes. Scientists widely agree the deadly virus can be relatively contained if people adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks. In Arizona, Biden leads Trump by 3.5 points in the FiveThirtyEight average, buoyed by defections from college-educated white voters and independents. “We can’t get back to normal until we get this virus under control,” said Steven Slugocki, the chair of the Maricopa County Democratic Party.
'Quick, quick, quick': Trump rushes McSally at rally as she fights to hold her Senate seat
SEE NEW POSTS'Quick, quick, quick': Trump rushes McSally at rally as she fights to hold her Senate seat President Donald Trump offered a not-very warm welcome to Sen. Martha McSally on Wednesday at his campaign rally in Arizona, where his fellow Republican is trying to hold on to her seat. After saying she was "respected by everybody" and "great," Trump rushed McSally to the stage at his Goodyear rally to say a few words. Quick, quick, quick. After McSally spoke, Trump called up a trio of politicians from out of state to speak- Sens. Referring again to Taylor, Trump said, "in my opinion, he should be prosecuted."
Harris highlights Democrats' broad coalition
SEE NEW POSTSHarris highlights Democrats' broad coalition In her second visit to phoenix (the first was her joint event with Biden after the vice presidential debate), Harris entered the stage with artist Alicia Keys and spoke about the broad coalition of support that is backing Biden. After saying she was "respected by everybody" and "great," Trump rushed McSally to the stage at his Goodyear rally to say a few words. Quick, quick, quick. After McSally spoke, Trump called up a trio of politicians from out of state to speak- Sens. The Star Tribune obtained a voicemail that Weeks left for his friend, Joey Hudson, four weeks before Weeks died last month.
Pandemic politics: Biden shuns ‘false promises’ of fast fix
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual public health briefing at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. ADVERTISEMENT“Even if I win, it’s going to take a lot of hard work to end this pandemic,” Biden said during a speech in Wilmington, Delaware. The weather was far milder than during a Tuesday night Trump rally in Omaha, Nebraska. Trump’s campaign argues that enough of its supporters will vote on Election Day to overwhelm any early Biden advantage. That’s already far more than the total advance ballots cast before the 2016 presidential election.
Stocks swoon, Dow ends 942 points lower as COVID cases and election concerns rise
Investors also have begun to take precautions ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. election while digesting third quarter corporate earnings reports. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -3.73% fell 426.48 points, or 3.7%, finishing at 11,004.87. The Nasdaq Composite bucked the weaker trend to rise 72.41 points, or 0.6%, to close at 11,431.35. The Dow has now suffered its longest losing streak since February 28, 2020 when the market fell for seven straight trading days, according Dow Jones Market Data. Stocks came under heavy selling pressure Wednesday as Germany and France announced further restrictions on business activity in an effort to contain the rise in COVID-19 cases and the U.S. saw the number of new cases hit records.
Senate adjourns without passing COVID bill before Election Day
The Senate has adjourned until after Election Day, making it increasingly unlikely that Congress will pass a coronavirus relief bill before then. After confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a priority for Republicans and President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate until November 9. The House also passed its own $2.4 trillion bill, which has not been taken up on the Senate floor. However, CBS News confirmed last week that McConnell told Senate Republicans that he had warned the White House against reaching an agreement on a coronavirus relief bill ahead of the election. Senate Democrats attempted to bring the House bill to the floor on Saturday, but this effort was blocked by Republicans.
Barack Obama slams Jared Kushner’s comments on Black success: ‘Who are these people?’
The former president blasted the senior Trump aide for implying that Black people did not want to achieveBarack Obama has taken exception to Jared Kushner’s dismissive comments that implied Black people needed to want success before they could achieve it. Joe Biden for President supporters looks on while former President Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Camping World Stadium on October 27, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Obama is campaigning for his former Vice President, and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden before the Nov. 3rd election. #BREAKING: President Obama slams Jared Kushner comments on Black Americans' desire for success: "His son-in-law says Black folks have to want to be successful. The post Barack Obama slams Jared Kushner’s comments on Black success: ‘Who are these people?’ appeared first on TheGrio.
‘Who are these folks?’ Obama criticizes Kushner for remarks about Blacks wanting success
"Look how low Black unemployment"-- Well, you know what, unemployment was really high when I came in and we brought that unemployment low, and it kept on going low. Says he's the best president for Black folks since Abe Lincoln. Now his advisors are out there saying-- including his son-in-law-- his son-in-law says Black folks have to want to be successful. BARACK OBAMA: Don't read? BARACK OBAMA: Black unemployment hit almost 17% during the Great Recession, 10 years ago.
Estimated $14B 2020 election cost sets record
The total cost of the 2020 election will nearly hit an unprecedented $14 billion, making it the most expensive election in history and twice as expensive as the 2016 presidential cycle, according to a new estimate from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Continue Reading BelowIn fact, this year’s election spending is more than the previous two presidential election cycles combined. The estimates are up from its previous prediction that the federal election would reach nearly $11 billion in total spending. The two former Democratic candidates spent a combined $1.4 billion, while additional groups and supporters spent $5.5 billion. This cycle, we’re likely to see two.”CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPFox News' Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.
Jim Biden refuses to answer questions about family’s business dealings
Approached at a residence on the Eastern Shore, Jim Biden repeatedly rebuffed questions in his driveway as Fox News asked questions from a distance in the street. “I don’t want to comment about anything,” Jim Biden said. Asked if he cared to answer questions, Biden said: “Nope.”Two sources confirmed the person was Jim Biden, including a neighbor who viewed a picture of the footage. The Eastern Shore house is linked to Jim Biden in public records. Asked about the “plausible deniability” claim on Wednesday, Jim Biden did not answer and walked inside the home.
Susan Collins, Sara Gideon clash in final debate before Election Day
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Wednesday night over attack ads, health care and Supreme Court nominations in their final debate before Election Day. On health care, Gideon accused Collins and McConnell of undermining the Affordable Care Act with no plan for a replacement. The debate came just days after Collins voted against the president's latest Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. Gideon, who opposed the nomination, used Trump's judicial appointments to attack Collins on women's reproductive rights, and on health care. As in past contests, Gideon pointed out that Collins hasn't said whether she'll vote for Trump.
Which channel do you watch on Election Night?
Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ (seriously, on-demand cartoons are everything we need in 2020) seem to have replaced linear television in recent years, but when it comes to Election Night, the networks still rule. Two years later, five markets saw changes in top stations on Election Night. Houston went from NBC to ABC; Phoenix went from NBC to Fox; San Francisco went from Fox to ABC; Tampa went from Fox to NBC; and Seattle went from NBC to ABC. The ComScore numbers didn’t include cable networks like CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, which typically enjoy high ratings on Election Night as well. Learn something new:— When should we expect networks to begin calling states on Election Night?
Beto O’Rourke visits Garland to turn out voters for Texas House race
Former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke and volunteers from a Texas voter advocacy group plan to knock on doors in Garland on Wednesday. Along with O’Rourke, canvassers from the Texas Organizing Project PAC will try to convince “voters to cast their ballot for Brandy Chambers,” the Democratic candidate in Texas House District 112, according to a news release. With the seat currently held by Republican Angie Chen Button, Texas House District 112 includes portions of Garland, Dallas, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse and Wylie. Founded in 2009, the Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris and Bexar counties. Its PAC is focused on increasing voter turnout “with a goal of delivering more than 300,000 voters to help win Texas for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and win the Texas House for Democrats,” according to the news release.
Trump criticizes Sisolak in Arizona border rally
President Donald Trump criticized Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak — without mentioning him by name — during a rally held across the border in Arizona because of Nevada’s coronavirus gathering limits. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_ImagesPresident Donald Trump listens to statements by Nevada business leaders large and small from the StartUpNV - Nevada's Business Incubator at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_ImagesPresident Donald Trump departs following a press conference with Nevada business leaders large and small from the StartUpNV - Nevada's Business Incubator at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. But a Trump campaign aide later told the Review-Journal Trump “seems to be mixing up two states,” and apparently was referring to Pennsylvania where one county found a handful of discarded military ballots.
Sisolak condemns coronavirus ‘lies’
Steve Sisolak said Wednesday the threat of COVID-19 is still very real, even as President Trump says the nation has “turned the corner” on dealing with the disease. Steve Sisolak provides an update to Nevadans about the spread of Covid-19 throughout the state. Steve Sisolak condemned the narrative pushed by both men that the worst of the nation’s crisis over COVID-19 has passed. Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden in Nevada polling by 4.6 percentage points, according to the average calculated by Real Clear Politics. The vice president is scheduled to speak in a 17,000-square-foot hangar leased by the airport to Challenger Consulting and Perry DiLoreto, a prominent Reno-area home builder.
12 ways to get the latest Trump-Biden and Long Island election news and results with Newsday
Election Day and Night5) Live blog: Starting Tuesday morning we'll post the latest election news, cover any issues at Long Island polling places and track developments. 6) Live video: We'll bring you regular video updates from our studio in Melville, including updates from our reporters. 7) Live results: You'll find the latest results for every race on your ballot at newsday.com/results. After Election Day10) Morning updates: Visit newsday.com to catch up on everything you missed overnight, including the latest results and video. 12) How Long Island Voted: Check back for our detailed map showing how your neighborhood voted in each race.
Here's how the Electoral College works in presidential elections
In 2016, Trump lost the national popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million votes, but he prevailed by securing more Electoral College votes. In 2000, Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College by one elector to Republican George W. Bush. In total, five of the country’s 45 presidents did not win the popular vote but went on to win via the Electoral College. For example, New York with two senators and 27 U.S. House members has 29 electoral votes in play. While most states, including New York, have adopted winner-takes-all rules that grant all the state’s electoral votes to the state’s popular vote winner, Nebraska and Maine give two electoral votes to the statewide winner and one for each congressional district.
Pandemic politics: Biden shuns 'false promises' of fast fix
"Even if I win, it’s going to take a lot of hard work to end this pandemic," Biden said during a speech in Wilmington, Delaware. Bullhead City is just across the border from Nevada, a state Trump is hoping to flip during Election Day next Tuesday. A Trump Nevada rally last month attracted thousands and led to the airport that hosted it being fined more than $5,500 for violating pandemic crowd restrictions. The weather was far milder than during a Tuesday night Trump rally in Omaha, Nebraska. Trump's campaign argues that enough of its supporters will vote on Election Day to overwhelm any early Biden advantage.
Eric Trump tells Columbus crowd that Ohio will help carry father to victory
Eric Trump told a packed ballroom he's confident his father, President Donald Trump, will win another four years in the White House and Ohio will be a part of that victory. His sister, Tiffany Trump, announced a "MAGA Meet-Up" event on Thursday in Holland, a Toledo suburb in northwest Ohio. "That's the kind of work ethic we bring to this," Eric Trump said. "No one ever talks about this," Eric Trump said. Eric Trump said his family is going to keep bouncing from state to state until Tuesday.
The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event
Zager said the campaign had tents, heaters, generators, hot cocoa, and handwarmers available for guests. She added, “We always strive to provide the best guest experience at our events and we care about their safety.”———11:55 a.m.Six days out from Election Day, Joe Biden isn’t campaigning in a swing state. Instead, he’s receiving a briefing from public health experts on the coronavirus as cases surge nationwide. Biden was briefed virtually at a theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Center for Science in the Public Interest director Dr. David Kessler, New York University medical school assistant professor Dr. Celine Grounder and Yale University associate professor of medicine Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith. Kessler warned Biden, “We are in the midst of the third wave.”
US Election 2020: Will America's race issue decide the next president?
One of the key issues in the US election campaign has been race. After the death of George Floyd, both Donald Trump and his Democratic Party rival Joe Biden claimed they have the right policies to improve the lives of African Americans. The BBC's Clive Myrie reports from the crucial state of Arizona, where black votes could decide who wins.
Adam Brody and wife Leighton Meester decide to call newborn son 'Joe Biden until after the election'
Adam Brody recently welcomed his second child, a son, with wife of six-years Leighton Meester, 34. And in the most recent issue of People, the 40-year-old actor said that he and Meester have jokingly decided to call their newborn son 'Joe Biden until after the election.' Life in lockdown: Adam Brody recently spoke to People about raising his newborn son in lockdown with wife Leighton Meester and five-year-old daughter Arlo Day; Adam and Leighton pictured in 2019Although he has not noticed any distinct parental differences, Brody admitted that he 'can certainly already tell the differences in personality.' Adam beamed with pride as he talked about his son but did not offer a name or when he arrived. Leighton and Adam first sent fans spiraling after it was announced the crossover O.C.
Tim Curry returning to spotlight in Rocky Horror Picture Show livestream for Democrat fundraiser
Tim Curry will star this Halloween in a livestream of The Rocky Horror Picture Show which made him a star in the 1970s. Tim starred as the villainous 'sweet transvestite' Dr. Frank N Furter in the original London cast of The Rocky Horror Show in 1973. He became a star when he reprised his role in the 1975 film adaptation The Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Susan Sarandon. Several names who were not in the original Rocky Horror Picture Show will also feature in Saturday's livestream including Jason George and Lance Bass. Since the stroke he has acted almost entirely in voice-over - except for a cameo in Fox' televised production of The Rocky Horror Show in 2016.
Joe Biden 'could be compromised by the Chinese Communist Party and must answer key questions'
Joe Biden could be 'compromised by the Chinese Communist Party,' a Republican congressman has claimed, and demanded that the Democrat leader provide a full account of his business dealings with his son Hunter. Dan Crenshaw, a Republican representative for Texas, told Fox News on Wednesday morning that he was deeply concerned. Hunter has a long history of businessThe business started by Bobulinski, Hunter Biden, Joe's brother James Biden and two other men collapsed in the fall of 2017, and never completed any deals. 'There's a possibility that Joe Biden is actually compromised by the Chinese Communist Party,' Crenshaw told Fox & Friends. We're about to have an election and potentially elect a president that's compromised by the Chinese Communist Party because this energy company has direct ties to the Communist Party.'
Miles Taylor is branded a 'two-faced liar' after he denied being 'Anonymous'
Leading the charge of outrage was White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who tweeted: ‘PROOF: Miles Taylor, who now admits to being “Anonymous”, once told us he was NOT Anonymous. Miles Taylor? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. The person that the NYT strongly insinuated was, like, the VP or WH Chief of Staff, or Cabinet Member was literally "Miles Taylor." HA HA HA,’ Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway wrote.
Tucker Carlson reveals documents implicating Joe Biden in dodgy deals went MISSING in the post
'I met with Joe Biden the morning of May 3rd at that conference, and then was taken backstage after Joe had spoken,' he recalled. 'And I remember looking at Jim Biden and saying: "how are you guys getting away with this? Carlson said: 'The Biden family knew that you were going public with this and you spoke to Rob Walker about it, the self-described Biden family representative. 'I did reach out to Hunter Biden in October 2017 asking him if they haven't funded the $10 million to have you done something that I am no,' he said, suggesting that Hunter Biden received money but used it for other purposes. 'And we also know that Putin is trying very hard to spread disinformation about Joe Biden.
Buffeted by crises, will Flint turn out to vote?
In 2016, low vote counts in Black communities in the industrial Midwest and beyond paved the way for Donald Trump's upset win. So a key question for predominantly African American cities like Flint as Election Day approaches is whether Black voters will demand a bigger say this time around. McClinton backed Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, but is now urging friends to vote for Biden. "The apathy among voters has been very, very strong," said Pastor Chris Martin, who is leading the get-out-the-vote drive in Flint. Robinson, who is working with Martin to boost turnout for the Democratic ticket, met Harris earlier this month while she was visiting Flint.
Staggering early vote turnout boosts hopes for Biden in Texas
HOUSTONHOUSTON (Reuters) - Less than a week before Election Day, Joe Biden is tantalizingly close to a prize that has eluded generations of Democratic presidential candidates: Texas. They also suggest the former vice president is leading among those helping to set its staggering early vote totals. A Biden win in Texas, which hasn't voted for a Democratic nominee for president since 1976, would end any chance of Trump's re-election. Besides the early vote, there are signs that Texas' shift toward the Democratic Party is not a mirage. "Texas voters recognize Biden's radical anti-energy agenda will destroy the state's economy," Trump campaign spokeswoman Samantha Cotten said.
Exclusive: Biden, if elected, would consult allies on future of U.S. tariffs on China - advisers
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden would immediately consult with America’s main allies before deciding on the future of U.S. tariffs on China, seeking “collective leverage” to strengthen his hand against Beijing if he is elected president, Biden top advisers said on Wednesday. And that has given China an escape hatch,” said Jeffrey Prescott, a former senior foreign policy in the Obama administration. In political rallies, Trump has often claimed that Biden would take a softer approach to China. Immediate consultation would be needed “to identify areas where we can bring collective leverage on China,” Prescott said. “But they’ve been alienated, they’ve been insulted by President Trump, and that’s made our hand with China even weaker than it should be.”
Tucker Suggests His Hunter Biden Dirt Was Intercepted in the Mail
“So on Monday this week, we received—from a source—a series of confidential documents related to the Biden camp,” Carlson said. Carlson then claimed that he asked another producer to ship the documents overnight to California with a “large brand-name company,” which he didn’t specifically identify. “But the Biden documents never arrived in Los Angeles,” Carlson continued. “Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing. “The company security team interviewed every one of its employees who touched the envelope we sent,” Carlson breathlessly declared.
Biden makes late push to flip the Senate
There's no state more consequential than Georgia in that fight,” the former vice president and 36-year Senate veteran said. But they acknowledged that the Senate races did play into the late trips to Georgia and other surrogate travel over the final week before Election Day. But she is on an RV tour this week and it wasn’t clear as of Tuesday whether she would join Biden’s campaign event. Doug Gross, a veteran Republican operative in Iowa, said the top of ticket and Senate races were tied together and both sides would get a boost of attention from the visits. “We win Georgia, we win everything,” Biden said.
Trump's Message to Wisconsin: Go Ahead and Get Sick
But what about his cheering fans, packed cheek-by-jowl into the stands at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. Rather than his tenuous policy claims, it seems to be Trump’s defiance on behalf of his aggrieved fans that gets people excited. In the 2020 election season, Trump’s posturing makes a great deal more sense when viewed from this perspective. Wisconsin Republicans and their allies have made obstructing any public-health response to the pandemic their brand. Among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that led to the recent stay on Evers’s capacity limits on bars and restaurants is Pro-Life Wisconsin.
Brett Kavanaugh’s opinion on voting rights doesn’t mean the Supreme Court will swing the election to Trump
Democrats and voting rights groups, inexplicably thinking they would do better before the voter-hostile Supreme Court, took the case up and lost Monday night. Kavanaugh’s opinion advanced a controversial theory about near-absolute power of state legislatures to set rules in federal elections. As law professor Justin Levitt pointed out, though, Kavanaugh was wrong: The Supreme Court in the Palm Beach case unanimously raised but did not resolve that question. Both states have Democratic-majority state supreme courts, which could order rules for resolving these disputes consistent with their state constitutions but against the wishes of the states’ Republican-dominated legislatures. Mainly because, as both Jonathan Lai and Greg Sargent explained on Tuesday, the chances of the election being decided by the Supreme Court are very slim.
The New York Times / Siena College National Poll: Biden Leads Trump 50-41% – Siena College Research Institute
“Both candidates continue to have near-universal support among voters from their party, and independents continue to support Biden, currently by nine points. Whites continue to be divided along educational lines, as those with a college degree support Biden 56-37 percent and those without a degree support Trump 59-36 percent,” Levy said. Voters Say Yes for Themselves, No for the CountryForty-nine percent of voters say they are better off today than four years ago, and 32 percent say they’re worse off, while 16 percent volunteered that they were the same. Voters support a national mask mandate 59-39 percent, down from 67-31 percent last month. By a 58-31 percent margin, voters say Democrats should not increase the size of the Court.
IBD/TIPP Presidential Election Tracking Poll 2020
Until the 2020 election on Nov. 3, the IBD/TIPP Presidential Tracking Poll is posting daily results of the race for the White House between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Each day, the IBD/TIPP Presidential Tracking Poll data reflects a survey of 800-1,000 likely voters conducted over the prior five days. See the final results of 2016 election tracking poll, which was one of just two polls to predict Trump's surprise victory. Trump Vs. Biden: IBD/TIPP Daily Tracking Poll ResultsView Prior Day Results: Oct. 27 | Oct. 26 | Oct. 25 | Oct. 24 | Oct. 23 | Oct. 22 | Oct. 21 | Oct. 20 | Oct. 19 | Oct. 18 | Oct. 17 | Oct. 16 | Oct. 15 | Oct. 14 | Oct. 13 | Oct. 12IBD/TIPP Tracking Poll MethodologyOut of about 200 daily interviews, TIPP will conduct 80 via cellphone, 45 via landline and 75 online. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:Trump Vs. Biden: The IBD/TIPP 2020 Election Presidential Tracking PollClinton Vs. Trump 2016 Election Tracking Poll: Final ResultsIBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership IndexIBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index
Jake Tapper declares Hunter Biden claims 'too disgusting' to repeat on CNN: 'The rightwing is going crazy'
CNN anchor Jake Tapper declared that the growing allegations made against Hunter Biden ahead of the final presidential debate are "too disgusting" to repeat on-air. ABC NEWS HAS COMPLETELY IGNORED HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP SCANDAL, STUDY FINDS"Bakari, the rightwing is going crazy with all sorts of allegations about Biden and his family. Too disgusting to even repeat here," Tapper told his Democratic colleague Bakari Sellers. "I mean, that's a tough one," Sellers responded. Meanwhile, former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski who came forward Thursday morning to authenticate messages showing an arrangement involving a Chinese company and members of the Biden family, will be attending the final debate as a special guest of President Trump.
Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Signals New Chapter for Catholics and Legal Abortion
The story of abortion law in the United States for the last 40 years is very much a story about Catholics in public life. Justice Kennedy would provide a reliable swing vote on social issues, preserving the abortion licence and becoming the constitutional father of same-sex civil marriage. The “Borking” by Kennedy and Biden, two of the leading Catholics in the Senate, had two effects. Justice Kennedy retired in 2018. Ted Kennedy, Biden, Barrett, Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Bork, Scalia — it has been a Catholic story for nearly 40 years.
Voting with a Clear Catholic Conscience
So I want to vote with a clear Catholic conscience. “In such cases a Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in grave evil.” (FC 34). In fact, it’s perfectly responsible to reject a candidate simply because they support an evil like abortion (FC 42). The Current Presidential RaceIt’s clear that both the major party candidates present significant problems for a Catholic voter. But it should be hard for a Catholic to justify voting for someone who supports a grave injustice.
Your dread of the 2020 election and coronavirus will end. What will you obsess about then?
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)(RNS) — Do you have a profound sense of dread about what wickedness may be coming our way in early November? Strong religious belief has traditionally been a moderating force in our politics, as religious believers are called to obsess over other things. Christians, in particular, are called to obsess over what Jesus called the two greatest commandments: (1) Love God with everything that you are and (2) love your neighbor as yourself. The election will be over shortly, and before we know it we will all be lining up for a vaccine. If we allow it to, however, our throwaway culture will continue to push us in familiarly toxic directions.
Here's the problem for Donald Trump with the Atlantic story
It is a disgraceful situation, by a magazine that is a terrible magazine, I don't read it." "The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance," he wrote . You fight and and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!" National security adviser Robert O'Brien was called in to serve as a character witness for Trump, telling reporters, "You're not going to find anybody who's more sympathetic to their situation than the President." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News he never heard the President use the language described in the article.
Marquette’s Final Wisconsin Poll: Biden 48, Trump 43
Marquette University Law School’s final poll of the 2020 presidential race shows Joe Biden leading Donald Trump 48 percent to 43 percent, but six percent of likely voters refused to say which candidate they’re backing. #mulawpoll — MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) October 28, 2020Trump handling of coronavirus pandemic: 40% approve, 58% disapprove. #mulawpoll — MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) October 28, 2020Wisconsin voters favored the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court by a ten-point margin:48% say that if they had been in the US Senate, they would have voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court,, while 38% would have voted against confirmation. #mulawpoll — MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) October 28, 2020Trump now trails Biden by 6.4 points in the RealClearPolitics average of Wisconsin polls — almost identical to the 6.5-point margin by which he trailed Hillary Clinton in 2016 before scoring a stunning upset in the state. In the final 2016 average of Wisconsin polls, Clinton led Trump 46.8 percent to 40.3 percent.
GOP’s Chances of Holding the Senate if Trump Loses
For clues, look to Trump's polling in the states that will determine control of the chamber. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W e don’t know yet what will happen in the presidential election, but the odds clearly favor a Joe Biden victory, and even more strongly favor the Democrats holding the House. If Biden wins, much of his agenda will thus depend on whether Democrats take the Senate. If Trump pulls out a surprise victory, his ability to keep confirming judges at a brisk clip will likewise depend on the Senate. In some ways, control of the Senate may be …
Bobulinski Claims Documents Prove Joe Biden 'Lying' about Lack of Involvement in Foreign Dealings
Tony Bobulinski, former business associate of Hunter Biden, speaks to journalists ahead of the final 2020 presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., October 22, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, has accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of “lying” about whether he was directly involved in his son’s foreign business dealings. “In that debate, he made a specific statement around questions around this from the president,” Bobulinski said. Bobulinski told Carlson that Schiff’s baseless disinformation claim motivated him to come forward with what he knew of Biden family corruption. The American people “can form their own conclusion” about the Biden family’s business dealings, Bobulinski added.
Wendy Davis: Has the Blue Wave Finally Arrived in Texas? This District Might Offer a Clue
Former Texas state Senator Wendy Davis during the “Politicon” convention in Pasadena, Calif., June 25, 2016. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)Wendy Davis hopes she and her famous pink shoes can turn Texas blue and she’s starting with Texas’ 21st Congressional District. AdvertisementDemocrats have coalesced behind Davis’ campaign, with the DCCC naming Davis one of a dozen candidates to the first round of its “Red to Blue” program for top House challengers. The TX-21 race is at the heart of the state’s changing demographics. AdvertisementIn TX-21, Davis has outraised Roy $4.4 million to $4.1 million, funding more commonly seen in Senate races than Congressional ones.
Cook Political Report Shifts Texas to ‘Toss-Up’ in Presidential Race
(Phototreat/iStock/Getty Images Plus)The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan outlet dedicated to analyzing and predicting elections, on Wednesday shifted Texas from “lean Republican” to a “toss-up” in its Electoral College forecast. The move comes after a number of polls have shown a tightening race in the Lone Star state, which has been reliably red for decades. “Recent polling in the state — both public and private – shows a 2-4 point race. The last Democratic presidential candidate to win in Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. To win the election, President Trump must win every state the Cook Political Report currently has labeled as a toss-up: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Ohio, Texas and Maine’s 2nd CD, Walter wrote.
Rick Scott Criticizes Twitter for Allowing Posts by Foreign Dictators while Flagging Trump Tweets
Sen. Rick Scott (R., Fla.) speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., October 26, 2020. (Olivier Douliery/Reuters)Senator Rick Scott (R., Fla.) criticized Twitter during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday for flagging posts by President Trump and the New York Post but neglecting to do so for tweets by the dictators of Iran and Venezuela. The Committee subpoenaed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after both platforms attempted to reduce circulation of a New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s influence peddling. AdvertisementDuring the Wednesday hearing, Senator Scott questioned Dorsey regarding apparent inconsistencies in Twitter’s policy of flagging tweets for potentially inaccurate information. Twitter initially flagged the Post‘s Hunter Biden story even though “the New York Post is one of the most circulated publications in the United States,” Scott said.
2020 Election: What's Happening to the Gender Gap?
Subtracting them yields one measure of the gender gap in voting: 11 percent. AdvertisementAt first glance, though, lot of the polling is finding a smaller gender gap than the one that showed up in 2016. IBD/TIPP’s last poll in 2016 had a 6-point gender gap, Morning Consult’s was 3, CNN’s was 8, and The Economist/YouGov’s was 5. Comparing the same polls now to then suggests the gender gap is indeed bigger this year. AdvertisementAnother gap of note is the marriage gap, which has usually been wider than the gender gap.
Why Did CNN Publish Anonymous’s Claims without Verification?
The intimation, of course, was that we were dealing some truly “senior” figure who could no longer stay silent under Trumpian fascism. And even though everything Anonymous alleged was completely unverified, even his identity, every major media outlet ran with pieces relaying his claims. Though one wonders how many times Taylor and Anonymous were used by reporters as separate independent sources. But it is worth mentioning that Taylor’s book came out the same month he left his position within the administration. So is the idea, it seems, that he ever resisted Trump immigration policies in the White House.
Ted Cruz Tells CEO Twitter Acting as 'Democratic Super PAC' by Censoring 'NY Post' Biden Story
Sen. Ted Cruz questions judicial nominees during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, December 4, 2019. The social media companies’ actions have led conservatives to accuse them of censorship. Dorsey maintained that the Post’s story fell afoul of Twitter’s “hacked materials policy,” and that the policy itself should be updated. The Post was locked out of its Twitter account after posting the initial Hunter Biden story, and the paper has not posted anything on the platform since. Cruz pressed Dorsey as to why the Post was apparently still locked out of its account as of Wednesday.
Freedom, Life & More: Twenty-Five Things That Caught My Eye Today -- October 28, 2020
In 2001, when I was 19 years old and a sophomore in college in Georgia, I found out I was pregnant. I was wearing my boyfriend’s oversize sweatshirt and tried to comfort my baby — and myself — as I walked around campus. I was still making up my mind, and I asked to view the ultrasound they performed to see how far along I was. I think that it caused them to treat her more respectfully than perhaps might otherwise have been the case.”16. In the wind and the chill, through the dark woods and falling leaves, he accompanies me to the other side.
On Trump and Voting Your Conscience
Can you believe it?” She fixed me with a look and said, “You didn’t leave the Republican Party; the Republican Party left you.”AdvertisementThis was an adaptation of Ronald Reagan’s famous remark about the Democrats. Trump is Trump — “he’s a disruptor!” — and you’re the weird one if you make a big deal out of it. Trumpers have Trump on the brain, and anti-Trumpers have Trump on the brain. We’re supposed to shrug that off, evidently, because “that’s Trump being Trump,” and don’t we know that he’s a “fighter”? This theory was promoted by a tweeter calling himself “Oscar the Midnight Rider 1111.” Naturally, President Trump retweeted Oscar the Midnight Rider 1111.
Reasons to Vote for Trump
President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pa., October 13, 2020. Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for President Trump, further essays on the subject, each from a different perspective, can be found here, here, here, here, and here. AdvertisementIt is a squeeze to reduce the number of logically indisputable reasons why President Trump should be reelected to a single column, but I will attempt it. Only a Trump victory will prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear military power within five years and North Korea from resuming its missile tests over Japan and South Korea. Only a Trump victory will suitably chasten the many sensible and somewhat highbrow Reagan Republicans who deserted Trump for reasons ranging from outright treachery to tactical misjudgment to mere snobbery.
2020 Presidential Election: Where America Goes from Here
Whoever wins on Tuesday, there will be opportunities to do some good, and things in America will be what they always are: what we make of them. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t is possible that Joe Biden hurt himself enough with his daft utopian talk of “transitioning” (what a funny recent career that word has had) Pennsylvania’s energy jobs into oblivion to cost himself the election. It is unlikely that Donald Trump will be reelected, though it was unlikely that he would be elected in 2016 — unlikely things are unlikely, not impossible. But if conservatives are faced with a Biden-Harris administration in 2021, then what? The answer to that will depend immediately and urgently upon whether Mitch McConnell is the Senate majority leader or Chuck Schumer is.
Hunter Biden Story: Media Cover-Up
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden waves as he departs after casting his vote during early voting in Wilmington, Del., October 28, 2020. Journalists claim they can’t cover the New York Post’s Hunter Biden email scoop because the underlying evidence has yet to been verified. Because other than the now-corroborated emails, the laptop, the on-the-record source who was a CEO of a Biden corporation, a trove of text messages and documents, and a lack of denials, the Hunter Biden email story reminds me of the “Russian collusion” story. Bobulinski says he met with Joe Biden in 2017, and that the former vice president was intimately involved in the family business. But much of the reticence about investigating the Hunter Biden story is in reaction to the fallout from the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
Recording Could Be Hunter Biden Talking About Chinese Business Dealings
Recording purports to capture candidate’s son rambling about big Chinese business, disappearing partner, and a criminal trial. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n a newly released recording, a man purported to be Hunter Biden is heard rambling about (a) his legal representation of Patrick Ho, a convicted former Hong Kong official he refers to as “the f***ing spy chief of China”; (b) his business dealings with Ye Jianming, the corrupt Chinese high roller, whom Hunter describes as “my partner, who is worth $323 billion … and is now missing”; and (c) his complaints about his “best friend in business, Devon” — presumably, Devon Archer, the now-convicted fraudster who was Hunter’s business partner — who had “named me as a witness without telling …
Anonymous Trump Staffer, Author of Tell-All Book, Revealed as Former DHS Chief of Staff
( aetb/Getty Images)The anonymous Trump administration official who penned the tell-all memoir titled A Warning and an anti-Trump Op-Ed in the New York Times was revealed on Wednesday to be Miles Taylor, former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security. “Make no mistake: I am a Republican, and I wanted this President to succeed,” Taylor wrote in a statement posted on the blog site Medium. “He was ineffective and incompetent during his time as DHS Chief of Staff which is why he was promptly fired.”Both CNN and Vice asked Taylor in August whether he was “Anonymous,” and in both instances Taylor issued a denial. So, no,” says @MilesTaylorUSA, when asked by @AndersonCooper if he is the author of the op-ed book written by someone called Anonymous. pic.twitter.com/sPjs4OoAnp — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 21, 2020Send a tip to the news team at NR.
Andrew Cuomo and Billy Crystal: A Surreal Evening on Zoom
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a daily briefing at North Shore University Hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Manhasset, N.Y., May 6, 2020. But I did virtually attend last night’s Zoom conference (hosted by New York’s 92Y) with comedian Billy Crystal and Governor Andrew Cuomo. AdvertisementWaiting in the Zoom lobby, I had a feeling that Crystal, himself a New Yorker and lifelong liberal, would pander to Cuomo unabashedly. Cuomo first discussed the possibility of a wave of “COVID PTSD” — emotional, not economic — following lockdowns. By Governor Cuomo’s estimation, the entire process would take until the end of 2021 — at the earliest.
Majority of Commerce Senators Who Hosted Big Tech CEOs Received Campaign Cash from Same Firms, Records Show
AdvertisementIn the end, when it came to actionable items, some Big Tech critics were disappointed, while other Big Tech proponents were pleased. “We’re glad that lawmakers are appreciating the widespread benefits of Section 230 and the costs to startups if it’s amended. AdvertisementNine of the 14 GOP members in the Senate Commerce majority have taken recent contributions, compared to 10 of the 12 Democrats in the minority. Three Republicans who have each accepted contributions from Big Tech — Roy Blunt of Missouri, Dan Sullivan of Alaska, and Todd Young of Indiana — did not show up. During the hearing, Senator John Thune (R., S.D.
Will Biden's Two Economic 'Mini Plans' Make Any Useful Impact?
If elected next week, Joe Biden has proposed changes in two areas critical to all Americans: taxes and Social Security. Neither of these "mini plans" contain any revolutionary solutions to Social Security's impending dilemma, and they mainly increase taxes on higher-income individuals. For those making more than $400,000, Biden plans on raising their marginal tax rate from 37% to 39.6%. And he also plans to increase taxes on corporations, which can then pass the increase onto consumers in the form of higher prices. If your answer is "no", then you might want to ensure that your future doesn't rely solely on Social Security.
Virus Lockdown Fears Strike Global Markets, Euro
Global stocks and the euro tumbled on Wednesday as coronavirus infections rose in Europe and the United States, igniting fears of strict lockdowns that would damage already fragile economic recoveries. Investors were rattled by a media report that France might impose a national lockdown from midnight on Thursday. Concerns over a second wave of infections played out in currency and bond markets, too, with the euro slumping 0.6% against the dollar to $1.1736. Investors cautiously bet on his victory and possibly a "blue wave" outcome, where Democrats take back the Senate as well. The uncertainty was apparent in currency markets, too: One-week implied volatility indicators for the euro and the yen rose to their highest in nearly seven months.
Election Spending Projected to Double 2016's with Almost $14 Billion
Election spending ahead of November 4 is expected to hit about $14 billion, more than doubling the amount spent on the 2016 general election, CNBC reports. The Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan organization, found that the amount of money spent on presidential and congressional campaigns in the 2020 election will reach almost $14 billion, with $6.6 billion in total spending expected on the presidential race, and over $7 billion is expected on various congressional races. In previous presidential election years, the amount spent on both presidential and congressional races never surpassed $7 billion. An estimated $2.3 billion was spent on the 2016 presidential race, with an estimated $4.1 billion spent on congressional races that year. In 2012, $2.6 billion was estimated to have been spent on the presidential race, with an estimated $3.6 billion spent on congressional races.
Trump Denounces White Supremacy 38 Times in New Video
President Donald Trump's campaign has released an almost 5-minute-long video that compiles 38 times the president has denounced white supremacy in a pushback against the continued claims being made by Democrat nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris. “President Trump wants to prosecute the KKK as a terrorist organization and has condemned White supremacy at least 38 times,” a senior Trump campaign official said. “The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative. Tuesday, Biden said during a speech in Warm Springs, Ga. that Trump has failed to condemn white supremacy, and "doesn't believe systemic racism is a problem, and won't say that Black lives matter." The masthead is a seven-figure ad buy, a senior Trump campaign official told Fox News.
Border Boss Morgan Predicts 'Invasion' Under Biden
Illegal immigration could bloom into an "invasion" if Joe Biden wins the presidency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Morgan said actions President Donald Trump has taken have drastically cut down the number of detained illegal immigrants who are caught and released back into the U.S. "If the wall is no longer allowed to continue to be built, if MPP goes away, what you're going to see is a resurgence of catch-and-release," said Morgan, referencing what's called the Migrant Protection Protocols. "You're not going to see a crisis; you're going to see an invasion. You're going to get free healthcare.'"
Is US Media Already Engaged in Controlled Speech?
Although he is certainly no Russian media fan, ours is definitely even worse. The media chose to ignore the Post story, regardless that is was published by the oldest and fourth-largest U.S newspaper. All see-no evil-speak-no evil-no-real there-there plausible deniability defenses became even more tenuous with the stunning televised appearance by ex-Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski. Bobulinski said, "I have heard Joe Biden say he has never discussed his dealings with Hunter. I have firsthand knowledge about this because I directly dealt with the Biden family, including Joe Biden."
We Can End Bureaucracies Ruling Our Healthcare on Nov. 3
President Trump understands the "pre-existing conditions" problem, and promises to protect those affected — without destroying the insurance system. With COVID-19, Trump imposed international travel restrictions at a time when Democrats objected. In June, he said, "If I’m elected, I’ll immediately reach out to Dr. Fauci and ask him to continue his incredible service to our country." At age 80, Dr. Fauci himself may not be in his position much longer, but he exemplifies the mindset of federal bureaucracies. In a 2020 re-play with COVID-19, Dr. Fauci disregards the experience of thousands of physicians who treat patients worldwide, demanding RCTs.
Campaign Against Barrett Fell Flat — As It Should Have
Four of the last 14 vacancies on the Supreme Court arose when different parties controlled the White House and a majority in the Senate. That’s the simplest explanation for why Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court: Republicans had the votes. No senator did more to get Barrett the Supreme Court nomination than Feinstein. She was greatly aided by the convention that court nominees not share their views on disputed constitutional issues — a convention she interpreted expansively. And that’s why she was soon to be just what Biden’s slip of the tongue foretold — Justice Barrett.
FBI Agents Tell Biden, Trump Not to Fire Wray
The FBI Agents Association is calling on the next U.S. president to allow Christopher Wray to complete his 10-year term as FBI director. “Director Wray operates independently from partisan activities, and his nomination and acceptance of the position were predicated on that fact,” FBIAA President Brian O’Hare wrote in letters to President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden Wednesday. “He has not led the Bureau in a political manner, and politics should not determine his fate as Director. “Unanticipated changes in Bureau leadership are challenging and can undermine stability, making it more difficult to effectively protect our country," he says. “Right now, the FBI is confronting an even more daunting threat environment than in 2011—with threats from both domestic and foreign terrorists, espionage, cyber-attacks, and traditional crimes.
Dems Say GOP Backers Secretly Voting For Biden
A new phenomenon has emerged in which Republicans who have never backed a Democrat at any level are now secretly voting for Joe Biden, political observers told The Hill. “There is a lot of evidence that they do exist and they’re everywhere,” one Biden ally said. “I’m not coming out and saying it,” a Florida Palm Beach County Republican supporting Biden told The Hill. “But I’m allowing people to connect the dots.”The voter, who lives with another Republican, added that “it’s not that I’m ashamed to vote for Biden. However, a July poll from Monmouth University poll showed that 57% say there are those who secretly back Trump, while only 27% believe there are secret voters for Biden.
Wall Street Has Given Biden $74 Million
Wall Street workers have given more than $74 million to support Democrat Joe Biden for president. CNBC cited data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics that showed Biden has deep-pocketed backers on Wall Street. Starting in 2019, Wall Street workers have spent big on Biden but have given President Donald Trump around $18 million for this election. Renaissance Technologies founder Jim Simons ($7 million). With the election less than a week away, Wall Street markets have plummeted over uncertainty fears.
Stock Market Falls on Fears of Biden Win
Amid claims that Democrat Joe Biden would institute lockdowns and raise taxes if he wins the White House, the stock market has fallen more than 1,000 points since Monday. Trump campaign director Tim Murtaugh said this week that Biden is "the candidate of lockdowns" who said the U.S. is "facing a dark winter." Biden has vowed to raise the personal income tax rate on people making more than $400,000 annually and would hike the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%. Trump's tax cuts in 2017 instituted the flat rate from a tiered rate of between 15% and 35%. The Hill reported this week that businesses large and small and wealthy individuals are bracing for higher taxes if Biden wins.
Biden's Oil Plan Would Destroy US Economy
Former Vice President Joe Biden says he wants to “transition away” from fossil fuels if he is elected president — a move that energy experts and economists say would eliminate millions of jobs, cause gas prices to skyrocket, and wreak havoc on the economy. The oil industry has flourished under President Donald Trump, which has led the country to energy dominance. The U.S. no longer has to rely on unstable, oil-rich countries, such as Iran, because it is leading the world in oil and natural gas production. Experts say a Biden administration would threaten national security by empowering rogue countries, like Iran, as well as insert uncertainty and instability back into the price of gas at the pump to the tune of $6 a gallon.
Millions in Chinese Donations to Biden Center Not Disclosed
According to the NLPC, the Education Department said it will not force the Biden Center to disclose the donor list. Money poured into the school after the Penn Biden Center officially opened. “The University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Biden Center are particularly vulnerable to China government influences due to the large amounts of China donations and contracts," the complaint argued. Millions of dollars are being funneled to the Biden Center and you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to find out that the Biden Center isn't making its money off bake sales." A Penn Biden Center representative served as a panelist during an event called "China and the Future of Healthcare and Biotechnology."
Cook Report: Pennsylvania Critical for Trump, Texas Toss-Up
The longtime deep red state of Texas has moved to a toss-up, according to The Cook Political Report, tightening President Donald Trump's path to reelection. Ultimately, Pennsylvania is shaping up as a must-win state for Trump as Biden's path to 270 electors has widened, according to the CPR analysis. "In Pennsylvania, the conventional wisdom, as well as the Trump campaign, see a tightening race," Walter added. None of it would matter if Biden were able to pull off shockers in Florida and Texas, states GOP candidates need to win historically. "Texas' shift from Lean Republican to Toss-Up shouldn't come as a surprise," Walter wrote.
Philly DA Threatens Trump Over Poll Watchers: 'I've Got Something for You'
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner referred to President Donald Trump as a ''lawless, power-hungry despot'' and appeared to threaten him, issuing a statement that said if he sent ''uncertified 'poll watchers''' to the city, ''I’ve got something for you.'' ''Keep your Proud Boys, goon squads, and uncertified 'poll watchers' out of our city, Mr. President. Break the law here, and I’ve got something for you,'' Krasner said in a statement issued by his office. The rhetoric has intensified as Pennsylvania shapes up to be a critical state that Trump won by about 44,000 votes, the first Republican to win the state since George H.W. The Trump campaign said last month that it would sue the city of Philadelphia over its refusal to admit poll watchers at satellite offices to observe the voting process.
Media Election Planners Prepare for a Night of Mystery
Media planners are preaching caution in the face of a surge in early voting, high anxiety levels overall and a president who raises the specter of another disputed election. “We need to prepare ourselves for a different kind of election night,” said Feist, CNN's Washington bureau chief, “and the word I keep using is ‘patience.’”Nearly half of people polled recently by the Pew Research Center said they intend to follow election night returns closely. “There is an odd combination of anticipation and uncertainty about this election night, more than any other election night I can remember,” said David Bohrman, a television veteran who this year is producing the CBS News coverage. Some wait until Election Day or even after polls close. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are prohibited by state law from processing mail ballots until Election Day.
CNN Poll: Biden continues to hold nationwide advantage in final days of 2020 race
Those near-even numbers among men and among White voters mask significant divides by education among Whites and by race across genders. Overall, though, Biden is more often seen as the candidate with a clear plan to solve the country's problems, 54% say Biden, 41% Trump. On all of these measures of where the country stands in the fight against coronavirus, Biden voters and Trump voters hold completely opposite views. And 64% of Biden supporters say the economy is still worsening, while 62% of Trump voters feel it is on the upswing. CORRECTION: This story has corrected the margins of error for the overall results and the results among likely voters.
Bernie Kerik to Newsmax TV: Media Complicit by Refusing to Report on Hunter Biden
The lack of coverage of Hunter Biden's laptop "facts" and Tony Bobulinski's whistleblowing has devolved to the "point of ridiculousness," according to former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik on Newsmax TV. "You have to believe Bobulinski, he was there," Kerik told Wednesday's "Stinchfield." "These are facts," Kerik told host Grant Stinchfield. Kerik pointed to three mandatory investigations that need to be conducted by local, state, and federal authorities, including, he said:Child endangerment. "If it was anybody else, their security clearance would be pulled months ago," Kerik concluded.
Opinion | Why We Can’t Be Friends with Our Allies
Amid the competitive world of international politics, even close allies have interests that diverge; even when they have common interests, they are not equally felt. Moreover, major powers like the United States often have multiple alliances, some of which conflict with one another. The United States de-recognized its Taiwanese ally in 1979 in order to gain the People’s Republic of China as an ally against the Soviet Union. And, lest we forget, the United States’ German and Japanese “friends” were anything but prior to 1945. Only if policymakers act upon this messy reality can we hope for a more peaceful world and sounder American policy.
Read the full transcript of vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris
This is a transcript of the 90-minute debate between Vice President Mike Pence and vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris. 08:05 PAGEThank you, Vice Pres- Thank you Vice President Pence- Thank you, Vice President Pence. And I think –PAGEThank you, Vice President Pence – Vice President Pence, your time is up –17:19 PENCE– the American people, I’m gonna say again, can be proud of what we done--PAGEVice President Pence, I’m sorry. 29:36 PAGEThank you, Vice President Pence – Thank you, Vice President Pence. He said it was hysterical, he said it was xenophobic –PAGEThank you, Vice President Pence – Vice President Pence, your time is up –45:56 PENCE– but President Trump has stood up to China and will continue to stand strong.
Hillary the Hawk: A History
Unlike Donald Trump, who has wildly shifting positions and alleged “secret” plans to defeat the Islamic State, Clinton has an extensive track record upon which one can evaluate her likely positions. By any reasonable measure, Clinton qualifies as a hawk, if a nuanced one. As historian Taylor Branch recounted in his diary of interviews with Bill Clinton: “I asked him what Hillary thought. Pakistan: In 2007 and 2008, Clinton strongly disagreed with then-Sen. Barack Obama about striking al Qaeda targets inside of Pakistan. As Hillary Clinton later wrote in her memoir: “They told me not to tell anyone, so I didn’t tell anyone.
The wacky plagiarisms of Joe Biden.
Also in Slate: David Greenberg argued that Joe Biden’s plagiarism shouldn’t be forgotten. The Biden episode merits revisiting because as acts of plagiarism go, it was spectacular, and because it points to other dicey chapters in his life. Pointing to his wife, Kinnock said:Why is Glenys the first woman in her family in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? For instance, Biden wasn’t the first in his family to attend college, as he claimed, conceding to E.J. The Times’ Dowd also found Biden lifting Kinnock’s “gestures and lyrical Welsh syntax intact,” proof of his intimacy with the source material.
The war in Afghanistan shattered Joe Biden’s faith in American military power
Vice President Joe Biden decided to make one more last-minute push to convince President Obama that the advice his generals were giving him was disastrously wrong. There was little in Biden’s past that could have predicted that he would stake out such a hard position in his first months as vice president. [The Afghanistan Papers: The secret history of the war]By that point, Biden was beginning to turn against the war in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, Biden rejected the notion that America had any moral obligation to improve the lives of Afghans or prevent civil wars. “I am not sending my boy back there to risk his life on behalf of women’s rights!” the vice president shouted at him.
3 Tallest Biden Tales on Foreign Policy
Former vice president Joe Biden has spun his foreign policy bona fides for the better part of two decades in order to make them fit with the political zeitgeist. The Iraq War voteBiden was chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when he voted to give President George W. Bush the broad authority to go to war in Iraq. Just hours before the invasion, on March 19, 2003, Biden told CNN, “I support the president. Now, in his 2020 bid for the presidency, Biden continues to offer “jumbled Iraq war revisionism.” “Yes, I did oppose the war before it began,” Biden said at a September 6 campaign event. There were several senators who, unlike Biden, voted against the Iraq war while also arguing for the return of United Nations weapons inspectors to Iraq.
Scarane burns up the phone lines, hoping to beat Del. veteran Coons
Last November, Scarane announced a progressive campaign in Delaware against U.S. Sen. Chris Coons. “My phone has been ringing off the hook, people have reached out to my office by text, by email, by phone,” Coons said. While Scarane’s camp was immediately willing, Coons campaign finally decided not to participate on Aug. 25. Scarane accused Coons of being too concerned with national politics at the expense of what Delaware voters want. There’s also been frustration for Coons, as he’s worked to find common ground across the aisle in a bitterly divided Congress.
Meet the GOP’s favorite Democrat
I guess probably the outside world is looking at [the Pompeo vote] and going, ‘Are you kidding me? Why don’t people do this all the time?’” – Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) “He’s very definitely a partisan Democrat. But Coons and Tillis made a pact: No more Democrats can co-sponsor the bill until Republicans join them. The agreement frustrated some in Coons’ party, but Tillis said he intentionally chose his partner because he knew the Delawarean wouldn’t buckle. Back home, Coons said he’s heard some gripes but mostly praise for his efforts at conciliation.
Biden is already forming a government. Here's what his Cabinet could look like.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is widely viewed as a potential Treasury secretary in a Biden administration. She is widely viewed as a potential Treasury secretary in a Biden administration. A veteran Democratic strategist close to Biden’s transition team said that if Warren wants a post, she is “definitely in the Cabinet.” And even if she isn’t, she's likely to influence Biden’s thinking. Michelle Lujan Grisham “comes up a lot” in Cabinet talks, according to one former Biden adviser who remains in contact with Biden campaign officials. And Jared Bernstein, a longtime economic adviser to Biden, is frequently mentioned as a potential chair of Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors.
‘Anonymous’ Revealed To Be a Figure of Limited Significance
He became unhinged.”The former official penned an anonymous article in September 2018 while in government service. “A senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. Because second, many question the classification of Taylor by the Times as a senior official in the administration. Trump “complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russia,” Taylor wrote. But Bolton has identified himself publicly from the start, has declined to collaborate with groups flamboyantly dedicated to the destruction of the president and was actually a senior administration official.
Please Stop Telling Cops to Shoot Suspects in the Leg
At a recent ABC News town hall, former Vice President Joe Biden deployed the familiar “shoot ’em in the leg” refrain as a proposed alternative to a “shoot to kill” approach against charging assailants. But there’s a more important issue at stake than understanding how guns work or the physiological response to violent encounters. A “good shoot” prevents serious harm based on the officer’s good-faith assessment of the circumstances; a “bad shoot” means potential non-lethal devices or procedures were available, applicable, and overlooked. Lethal force means any force likely to inflict serious physical injury or death. If you are shooting, you are doing so to stop the imminent threat as expeditiously as possible.
Allies Aren’t Friends and Clients Aren’t Allies
There is a tendency to sentimentalize our relationships with allies, clients, and partners by claiming them as our “friends.” There are no friendships between states. And so we know this, in our personal, professional relationships – you guys keep your word to your friends. The peril in talking about allies as friends comes from encouraging more of what Barry Posen has called reckless driving. If clients are wrongly labeled as allies and allies are mistaken for friends, these governments will believe that they can expect U.S. support no matter what. Turkey’s government today is clear proof that allies aren’t friends, and it is showing that even a formal treaty ally can effectively cease to be a real ally with its aggressive and irresponsible policies.
Will President Biden’s Likely Secretaries of State End Forever Wars?
They’ve both been busy penning opeds and appearing on foreign policy panels and cable news shows. “Trump’s China policy has been a gold-leaf wrapped gift to Beijing,” he writes. “Four more years of Trump’s disastrous China policy will likely help vault Beijing into a position of global prominence from which it may never be dislodged. If Trump wants to make China policy a centerpiece of the coming campaign, his opponents should welcome it,” Murphy wrote. A piece in The Atlantic Murphy wrote a year ago offers several clues on his foreign policy thinking.
Trump, Trans, And Therapeutic Totalitarianism
That made it dangerous for medical experts to speak up about problems with transition treatments. Some told me privately that they thought transition treatments were bad, but they did not want to say this publicly. One scolded me for being “heteronormative” because I questioned the safety and necessity of testosterone drug treatments for young females. I believe this is why so many medical experts declined to acknowledge problems with transition treatments. Public and private actors created a tidal wave of favorable attention for gender transition in the U.S. and other countries.
Joe Biden, the Son of a Used-Car Salesman
Joe Biden’s father was a used car salesman, but gave the occupation up after his son entered the Senate. “He didn’t want a United States senator to have a used-car salesman for a dad.”Joe Biden clearly picked up a trick or two from his father. Joe has the stereotypical personality and character of a used-car salesman. The press never tires of calling Trump a con man, but it is Joe Biden who truly excels at duplicity. He has the dogged dishonesty of a used-car salesman.
The government spending issue may be about to make a comeback
The issue of out-of-control government spending, which once dominated the political discussion, has receded as an issue in recent years. According to the new survey, 70% of voters say they are “very” or “somewhat” worried by the current level of government spending. That said, there are a few factors that could make spending emerge as a bigger issue. Another issue is that if Joe Biden is elected, Republicans will likely return to caring more about federal spending. Republicans who elevated the spending issue during the Obama administration gave Trump a pass.
Byron York's Daily Memo: Another sign of intensity for Trump in Pennsylvania
Today's newsletter is based on a new story I have just published called "Trump House: Pennsylvania woman gives Trump fans sense of belonging, hope of victory." WEX/YorkMore importantly, it's a place where Trump supporters meet others who share their political views. Instead, she is providing a place for Trump supporters from all over Pennsylvania to meet and see that there are in fact a lot of other Trump supporters out there. At the Trump House, among large numbers of people who share their opinions, they don't feel alone. One important fact: Rossi and Trump House have nothing to do with the Trump campaign or the Republican Party.
Trump exit from Paris climate deal is official after Election Day — here's what happens next
No matter the result of the presidential election, one thing will be immediately clear: The United States will no longer be a part of the Paris climate change agreement. President Trump rejected the global climate pact, negotiated in the Obama administration, during a Rose Garden ceremony in June 2017. Trump is unlikely to reengage with the Paris agreement, or prioritize mitigating climate change more broadly, if he were to win a second term. Under the Paris agreement, all of the nations of the world set their own nonbinding targets for reducing carbon emissions. Meyer said Trump could even look to undermine global climate efforts, seeking to convince like-minded countries such as Saudi Arabia, Russia, or Brazil to reject the Paris agreement also.
The Trump tax cuts weren't about the rich. They were about you
To the contrary, the tax cuts delivered significant tax reductions for middle-class families. For instance, taxpayers in Pennsylvania earning between $50,000 and $100,000 saw their tax liability drop by over 14%, while households with incomes over $1 million saw their tax liability drop by just 3.1%. The Trump tax cuts also repealed the Obamacare individual mandate tax by zeroing out the penalty. This wage growth dwarfed the wage growth experienced under the entire eight years of Barack Obama's presidency, which was just 5%. In the meantime, voters should be aware that the Democratic claim that the Trump tax cuts overwhelmingly benefited the rich is not borne out in the data.
Daily on Energy: Trump’s energy chief dismisses foreign threats to US fossil fuel exports
BROUILLETTE ON FOSSIL FUEL EXPORTS: Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette dismissed concerns that overseas efforts to limit climate change and curb pollution could dry up markets for U.S. fossil fuel exports. Welcome to Daily on Energy, written by Washington Examiner Energy and Environment Writers Josh Siegel (@SiegelScribe) and Abby Smith (@AbbySmithDC). PEAK OIL EXPORTS? U.S. oil exports could have peaked this year, the research group ClearView projects this morning. A peak in oil exports would reverse rapid growth that’s occurred since Congress lifted the crude export ban in 2015.
The country needs to heal, and the election won't do it
In the midst of a pandemic and economic uncertainty, the country has been anxiously awaiting next week's presidential election. As has been the case for several election cycles, voters are told this one is "the most important of our lifetime." Of course, this claim is recycled each election by the party faithful to spur voters to the polls in defense of their beliefs. President Trump is certainly a polarizing political figure, but according to Democratic Party claims, he is quite literally an existential threat. The fear of post-election chaos should Trump win four more years is entirely understandable.
Carl Bernstein: Senate Republicans privately discussing how to 'restrain' Trump if election gets messy
Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said a handful of Senate Republicans have told him they fear President Trump's response to the election results if he loses and believe he may take drastic measures to hold on to the White House. And the answer is, yes, I will, but I want it to be an honest election, and so does everybody else," Trump said. Bernstein's reports about Republican concerns have also been echoed by his one-time investigative partner, Woodward. The White House distanced itself from Woodward after the release of his tell-all book, Rage, which focused on Trump and his presidency. Although he did multiple interviews with Woodward, and those conversations are on tape, Trump dismissed the book, saying it's full of "lies and phony sources."
The worst possible excuse for why media should ignore the Hunter Biden scandal
Recall that in 2017, the New York Times scored a supposed “scoop,” claiming in an exclusive that “Trump asked the F.B.I. …Mr. Comey shared the existence of the memo with senior F.B.I. NBC had absolutely zero problem following up on the New York Times’s reporting, even though neither newsroom had actually seen the supposed Comey memo. Now, newsrooms apparently cannot report on a given story unless they also have complete, unfettered access to all source material. Just ignore that efforts to impose and enforce this made-up editorial standard come in direct response to a story that reflects negatively on the Biden campaign.
With interstate electoral vote compact, liberals attempt to hack the Constitution
The idea behind the Electoral College was to make sure state interests were fairly represented by the new central government. In recent decades, the Electoral College has been the object of scorn among liberals. In reality, it isn’t even clear what would happen if elections were fought based on a national popular vote. Under their proposed National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, states would agree to pledge electors to cast votes on the basis of the national popular vote, rather than based on their own state’s popular vote. Without formally ending the Electoral College, this would effectively move toward a system in which the president is elected by the national popular vote.
Duel in the desert: Harris and Trump square off with same-day rallies in Arizona
Trump made a second stop at Phoenix's Goodyear Airport in Maricopa County. Like Trump, she headed later to the sprawling Maricopa County, home to Arizona's largest cities and an electoral prize that could clinch a victory for her ticket on Election Day. Trump won Maricopa by a slim margin running against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Whether Trump's appeal to his rural base will be enough to counter the swell of enthusiasm that Democrats are showing in areas like Maricopa County is still not clear. Today, Joe Biden leads Trump by 2.4 percentage points in Arizona, 48.6% to 46.2%, according to RealClearPolitics's average of recent polls.
Senate committee verifies Bobulinski materials reviewed so far: Report
A Senate committee has reportedly verified all of the materials that it reviewed so far from Tony Bobulinksi, the former business partner of Hunter Biden who has accused the Biden family of being "compromised." All of the documents provided by Bobulinski have to be reviewed and verified before they can be used in a Senate hearing. A spokesman for Johnson told the Daily Caller that all the materials reviewed so far have turned out to be legitimate. The committee has not said what materials it has reviewed so far, nor did it say whether the documents that have been validated proved any of the allegations made by Bobulinski. Last week, Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said his staff independently authenticated materials from that laptop.
Poll that correctly predicted Trump's upset in 2016 predicts another victory
Pollsters at the University of Southern California who used a unique method to predict President Trump’s 2016 election victory say it looks like he is heading for reelection next week. “We should note that our poll was not designed for state-level predictions, and in some states we have very few participants. Trafalgar claims its method captures the “shy Trump voter” many speculated pushed him over the top in 2016. “In both the U.S. elections, the social-circle question predicted the national and state level results better than the ‘own intention’ question in the same polls,” the pollsters said. That poll had Trump ahead 49%-38%.
Tucker Carlson says confidential Biden family documents have 'vanished'
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on Wednesday a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family obtained by his team this week "vanished" when they were shipped across the country. During Wednesday's airing of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson said that his staff received a "collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family" from a source on Monday, the same day that Carlson was in Los Angeles interviewing Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Tucker said his team believed the documents were "authentic" and "damning." Carlson did not say which shipping company his team had used but added that it took the complaint "seriously." Carlson made the announcement six days ahead of Election Day, when Biden seeks to defeat President Trump.
'We don’t have freedom of the press': Trump accuses media of suppressing Hunter Biden laptop story
President Trump lashed out at news organizations and social media companies during a campaign rally on Wednesday, accusing Big Tech of limiting the visibility of articles that critique 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his family. “We don’t have freedom of the press, we have suppression of the press,” Trump said. Trump accused media outlets of downplaying accusations against the Biden family and later turned his ire to social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook on the same day that the founders of both companies, which have restricted some reporting on the Hunter Biden story, met virtually with members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. “Here’s a guy who gets caught,” Trump said, referring to Hunter Biden. “And the media doesn’t want to write about it.
Republicans look to Philadelphia riots to bolster Trump in Pennsylvania suburbs
Pennsylvania Republicans believe rioting in Philadelphia could lend President Trump badly-needed support among frightened suburban voters in a contest so close that every vote in the state will count. The resulting violence led some Republican insiders to speculate that the events might bolster the appeal of Trump’s “law and order” message with voters in the Philadelphia suburbs, undermining support for Biden at a crucial time. “Even some suburbanites who otherwise aren’t enthralled with Trump see him as key to restoring law and order. The projections, based on averaging the results of two recent polls of Pennsylvania voters, were criticized by some polling analysts as a misreading of the data. Biden leads Trump by 3.8 percentage points in the RealClearPolitics average of recent polls in the state.
Voters split on phasing out gas and oil after Biden debate remarks, Washington Examiner
The public is split on phasing out gas and oil, as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden proposed in the final debate, according to a new poll. Democrats support such a policy by a 65-point margin, though they are split between 46% who strongly support it and 30% who somewhat support it. “Would you close down the oil industry?” Trump demanded. “I would transition from the oil industry,” Biden replied. He added of Biden, “Basically, what he’s saying is he’s going to destroy the oil industry.
Japan’s carbon neutral pledge looks like a load of hot air
Suga has promised that Japan will become carbon neutral by 2050, a step up from the previous commitment of an 80 percent cut in emissions. The UN has welcomed Suga’s pledge though. Secretary-General António Guterres says he is ‘encouraged’ by the move and glad that Japan had decided to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, a group of countries, cities and organizations committed to the carbon neutral goal. Cynics have suggested that Suga’s declaration is in effect an ‘anything you can do I can do better’ response to President Xi of China’s September pledge to make China carbon neutral by 2060. As for anthropogenic climate change skeptics such as myself, the pledge is at once strangely reassuring, and vaguely depressing.
Violent Victimizations - Taki's Magazine
(Indeed, just about every current critique of crime data imaginable was taken seriously back in the ’60s and looked into at length.) The NCVS has certain advantages over the FBI crime statistics collected by the police. Whites in 2019 said that they reported 37 percent of their violent victimizations to the police versus about 49 percent among other races. While the NCVS data is hardly foolproof, it’s an important complement to other crime statistics. Hence, the black-on-white ratio of total violent incidents was 5.3 times that of the white-on-black ratio last year.
Miles Taylor, former DHS official and adviser to John Kelly, is 'Anonymous'
On CNN, he has repeatedly denounced Trump and spoken about having other Trump administration officials come forward to do the same. Taylor was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper in August if he was aware of who Anonymous was, and Taylor replied, “I’m not. “So, no.”When the news broke that Taylor is Anonymous, Tapper said on air that CNN did not know this until Wednesday. I worked with DHS officials while I was in the White House, and even I had to research who Miles Taylor was. He’s just another standard-issue arrogant, Washington, DC swamp bro who loved President Trump until he figured out he could try to make money by attacking him."
Twitter CEO defends blocking report on Biden laptop emails: 'It was unclear how they were obtained'
The owner of a computer repair shop obtained the laptops from Hunter Biden, according to documents he provided. Trump ally Rudy Giuliani obtained their contents, reportedly including photos of Hunter Biden taking drugs. The laptops include emails said to detail Biden family business plans that center on using Joe Biden, the former vice president, to leverage deals. The New York Post story detailed how the laptops were obtained. “We believe that was incorrect, and we changed it.”Dorsey said the New York Post can return to Twitter if it takes several steps.
Tony Bobulinski and implausible deniability
It turns out that the 2020 US presidential election is not between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, as we have been told. Everyone who gives the matter a moment’s thought knows that a vote for Joe Biden is really just a proxy vote for Kamala Harris. Bobulinski gave times and places, contemporaneous emails, texts, and other communications sent to him from the Bidens and their business partners. Remember, Joe Biden has repeatedly denied ever talking to his son about his business dealings. But now we have Tony Bobulinski, a no-nonsense, forthright guy who is angry and determined to clear his name.
Morning in America or mourning in America?
That’s why, when reporters do get a rare opportunity to ask Joe Biden a question, they toss him softballs. Important as these themes are, Trump’s rallies convey a larger message: America is roaring back and its future is bright. To quote from the iconic 1984 TV ad, ‘It’s morning again in America, and under the leadership of President Reagan, our country is prouder and stronger and better. Trump is driving home those contradictions, of course, and folding them into a larger depiction of Joe Biden’s dark future for America. He’s energy and optimism.
Sarah Cooper’s Netflix special is a crime against comedy
Watching Sarah Cooper’s special Everything’s Fine feels like dying — not a short, intense, violent death as well but a long, slow, painful one. But there was still something a bit lazy about Ms Cooper’s routine — and absolutely nothing funny. The question was, how could someone known for a single joke fill up a special? Aubrey Plaza is quite funny as a telemarketer enmeshed in the world of QAnon. ‘At this moment,’ says the hackneyed overdramatic narrator towards the end of the special, ‘Sarah Cooper realized that it was not she who had lost her mind.
The Philly riots could throw Pennsylvania to Trump
Now, Trump also has the ‘law and order’ narrative on his side. Even if the riots don’t motivate a ton of new voters, they could lower turnout in Philadelphia. This is all Trump, who often dominates in rural counties but struggles in cities, would really need to win. A New York Times reporter is chastising conservative media outlets for covering the riots, questioning why they want to ‘elevate’ them. They wouldn’t be spinning so much if they thought that the riots in any way could help Biden.
The Spectator Australia
From the moment he was declared the winner of the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump’s occupation of the White House has been viewed by his opponents as illegitimate. People like Trump.’Clearly, Donald Trump is an outsider. Regardless of whether or not President Trump enjoys a second term, the real story of his presidency (and re-election?) Whatever Donald Trump’s flaws and however much he is hated for interrupting the onward march of socialism, his election was, after all, constitutional. Unsurprisingly a growing number of Trump supporters have become shy about openly declaring their allegiance.
Obama's bid to make Trump a one-term president
Biden spent Tuesday in Georgia, a traditionally Republican state the former vice president nevertheless has a chance of swiping on election day. Vice President Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate, was making a stop in the swing-state of North Carolina. The former president, who tapped Biden to be his vice president more than a decade ago, is now back the campaign trail stumping for his old friend. Obama’s gift for the gab is as effective today as it was when he was living in the White House. Over the last five days, Donald Trump has been Obama’s personal piñata.
Morning in America or mourning in America?
That’s why, when reporters do get a rare opportunity to ask Joe Biden a question, they toss him softballs. Important as these themes are, Trump’s rallies convey a larger message: America is roaring back and its future is bright. To quote from the iconic 1984 TV ad, ‘It’s morning again in America, and under the leadership of President Reagan, our country is prouder and stronger and better. Trump is driving home those contradictions, of course, and folding them into a larger depiction of Joe Biden’s dark future for America. He’s energy and optimism.
Allan’s Guide to the US election
So given that you can’t believe what you’re seeing on the ABC or from much of the mainstream media, I take it upon myself to give you Allan’s Guide to the upcoming US election. Here goes:First off, remember that this is not a French popular vote presidential election system. The nine existing Trump states in play are Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona. Of the three Hillary states in play, if Trump wins any of them then odds are he’ll win this election comfortably. (Remember, Trump won the EC quite easily in 2016 so he has some breathing space there.)
Japan's carbon neutral pledge looks like a load of hot air
Suga has promised that Japan will become carbon neutral by 2050, a step up from the previous commitment of an 80 per cent cut in emissions. The UN has welcomed Suga’s pledge though. Secretary-general Antonio Guterres says he is ‘encouraged’ by the move and glad that Japan had decided to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, a group of countries, cities and organisations committed to the carbon neutral goal. Cynics have suggested that Suga’s declaration is in effect an ‘anything you can do I can do better’ response to president Xi of China’s September pledge to make China carbon neutral by 2060. As for anthropogenic climate change sceptics such as myself, the pledge is at once strangely reassuring, and vaguely depressing.
Don’t trust the polls? Follow the money
To the end of September, the Trump campaign has raised around $1.5 billion dollars and the Biden campaign has raised around $1.4 billion. According to their own public statements, in September, the Biden campaign raised $383 million compared to the Trump campaign’s $248 million. However, while the Democrats are ahead in TV ads, the Trump campaign is known to favour social media ads, including mastering this in 2016. Interestingly and perhaps enabled by more money coming in, that appears to have come into parity in the last 30 days with both campaigns spending around $50 million each. All of the above is a “technical” view and shows that the Biden campaign may have an edge going into the home stretch.
Everyone suddenly believes Vladimir Putin
For four years, Vladimir Putin’s meddling in Our Democracy™ has been the all-consuming political obsession of the entire Washington/New York media behemoth. Suddenly, eight days out from the presidential election, nobody cares about Vladimir Putin’s interference anymore. Vladimir Putin just made a statement boosting a US presidential candidate, just days before the vote. Because Vladimir Putin is a sinister villain who wants to undermine Our Democracy™, all his words must be interpreted as lies. Rep. Adam Schiff has explained it clearly: the intelligence agencies that fibbed America in the Iraq War are the gold standard for truth, while Vladimir Putin is the gold standard for lies:“[Putin] said he didn’t meddle.
Why are Trump voters more enthusiastic?
Freddy Gray is in America for the final week of the election campaign. The polls show Joe Biden is set to win the race by a clear margin, but his supporters are nowhere to be seen. Freddy asks Roger Kimball, editor and publisher of the New Criterion, why Trump voters are more enthusiastic.
Obama’s bid to make Trump a one-term president
Biden spent Tuesday in Georgia, a traditionally Republican state the former vice president nevertheless has a chance of swiping on election day. Vice President Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate, was making a stop in the swing-state of North Carolina. The former president, who tapped Biden to be his vice president more than a decade ago, is now back the campaign trail stumping for his old friend. Obama’s gift for the gab is as effective today as it was when he was living in the White House. Over the last five days, Donald Trump has been Obama’s personal piñata.
Why Nigerians are taking to the streets
After years of torture, killings, illegal detention and extortion, thousands of Nigerians at home and in the diaspora are demanding an end to Nigeria’s Police Force Unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). SARS officials reportedly gunned down the unidentified man and drove off in his luxury jeep. For SARS officials, these men are prime suspects. Amnesty International has documented at least 82 cases of torture, ill-treatment and extrajudicial executions by SARS officials between January 2017 and May 2020. For Gen-Z and millennial Nigerians, the protests are a microcosm for bigger problems in Nigeria: bad governance, corruption and unemployment.
Japan’s carbon neutral pledge looks like a load of hot air
Suga has promised that Japan will become carbon neutral by 2050, a step up from the previous commitment of an 80 per cent cut in emissions. The UN has welcomed Suga’s pledge though. Secretary-general Antonio Guterres says he is ‘encouraged’ by the move and glad that Japan had decided to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, a group of countries, cities and organisations committed to the carbon neutral goal. Cynics have suggested that Suga’s declaration is in effect an ‘anything you can do I can do better’ response to president Xi of China’s September pledge to make China carbon neutral by 2060. As for anthropogenic climate change sceptics such as myself, the pledge is at once strangely reassuring, and vaguely depressing.
Bobulinski Says He Came Forward With Biden Allegations Because of ‘Russian Disinformation’ Claims
Schiff suggested that emails allegedly sourced from a laptop purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, were part of a Russian disinformation plot. Then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden at the reviewing stand to watch President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Parade from in front of the White House in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009. “A single phone call from Joe Biden” could have gotten Schiff to take back the claim, Bobulinski said. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)“I think that Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised. Bobulinski also described having meetings with Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Joe’s brother Robert about business dealings.
‘Joe Biden and the Biden Family Are Compromised’ by China, Says Former Business Partner
Then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden at the reviewing stand to watch President Barrack Obama's Inaugural Parade from in front of the White House in Washington on Jan. 20, 2009. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)‘Joe Biden and the Biden Family Are Compromised’ by China, Says Former Business PartnerThe former business partner of James Biden and Hunter Biden claimed in an interview aired on Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised due to business dealings with people and companies tied to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). “I think that Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised. Hunter Biden looks on as then-Democratic vice presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) Hunter Biden, James Biden, former SinoHawk partner James Gilliar, Walker, Bobulinski, and the Joe Biden campaign didn’t immediately respond to requests by The Epoch Times for comment.
Beijing Presents Itself as Climate Steward as China-Borne Pandemic Continues to Rage
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Beijing Presents Itself as Climate Steward as China-Borne Pandemic Continues to RageCommentaryAs European countries ponder the re-imposition of lockdowns and other drastic measures to confront a second wave of COVID-19, and U.S. officials fear a similar outbreak on this side of the Atlantic, China—where the pandemic originated—has decided to change the subject, to climate change. China’s Climate GoalsBurnishing China’s own climate credentials, Chinese leader Xi Jinping told the United Nations in September that China’s carbon emissions will peak in 2030 and that the country will strive for carbon neutrality by 2060. China, along with Russia and Iran, would benefit from Biden’s pledge to transition the United States from fossil fuels. Resuscitating the Obama-Xi Climate AgreementXi Jinping, it will be recalled, signed an agreement with President Obama in November 2014 in which China and the United States pledged mutual cooperation in addressing climate change. Concerns over manmade climate change are most prevalent among global elites, and this is the audience Beijing’s environmental campaign is targeting, beginning with the United States.
A Pro-Life Vote for Donald Trump
(Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)A Pro-Life Vote for Donald TrumpCommentaryI’m the mythical one-issue voter. Like many of an older generation of conservatives, I have wished at times over the past four years that the standard carrier wasn’t Donald Trump. And at the time, I spoke for many of us, old in the movement, when I wrote a harsh Weekly Standard editorial against Donald Trump. With the help of a Republican Senate, Donald Trump has done more to advance the pro-life cause than anyone could have expected, with a large number of new judges—to say nothing of new justices. And today, that means voting for Donald Trump.
Why Hunter Biden Really Does Matter… Big Time
In this screenshot from the Democratic National Convention Committee’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, addresses the virtual convention on Aug. 20, 2020. (Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)Why Hunter Biden Really Does Matter… Big TimeCommentaryLast week, Senator Ted Cruz averred to “Axios on HBO” regarding the scandals revolving around Hunter Biden: “I don’t think it moves a single voter.”I suspect that’s not so. And that would, of course, include his father, former vice president Joe Biden. Surely Hunter Biden knew this, but, from his actions, didn’t much care or thought he was under some kind of protection. So Ted, no matter whether this moves a vote or not, if you care about the USA, Hunter really matters—to all of our futures.
A Return to Constitutional and Political Normalcy?
A Return to Constitutional and Political Normalcy? It really does matter who is president and who is on the Supreme Court. Neither the presidency nor the Supreme Court were to have such exaggerated influence over American public life. Revisiting Our FoundationsNo matter who wins the presidency on Nov. 3, it’s also time we start to revisit the centrality of the presidency in American public life. Conservatives followed liberals into embracing unilateral presidential power when Republicans had power, and now both sides are all in for presidential power when their candidate wins.
Biden, Harris Condemn Philadelphia Rioting: ‘Looting Is Not a Protest, It Is a Crime’
(Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)Biden, Harris Condemn Philadelphia Rioting: ‘Looting Is Not a Protest, It Is a Crime’Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) have condemned the violence and looting that erupted in Philadelphia following the fatal police shooting of an armed African American man. The footage showed Wallace “advancing toward” two police officers who had their firearms drawn and warned him to put the knife down. The officers were backing up before the camera cut briefly away as gunfire erupted and Wallace collapsed. Biden and Harris issued a joint statement on Oct. 27 reacting to the incident. Demonstrators face off with riot police during a rally in Philadelphia, Penn., on Oct. 27, 2020.
Twitter CEO Says Its Platform Has No Power to Influence Elections
Twitter CEO Says Its Platform Has No Power to Influence ElectionsTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey told Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at a Senate committee hearing Wednesday that Twitter does not have the ability to sway elections because the social media giant is only one platform used to disseminate information. During the hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Cruz pressed Dorsey about whether his company has the power to influence elections. Barr announced a legislative proposal “to modernize and clarify the immunity” that Section 230 affords to social media companies. Platforms can use this power for good to promote free speech and the exchange of ideas, or platforms can abuse this power by censoring lawful speech and promoting certain ideas over others,” Barr wrote. Some of the proposals include replacing vague terms like “otherwise objectionable” with more specific language “promoting terrorism, promoting violent extremism, promoting self-harm, and unlawful” in order to prevent broad interpretations of the law.
‘Anonymous’ NY Times Author Is CNN Contributor, Biden Supporter
‘Anonymous’ NY Times Author Is CNN Contributor, Biden SupporterWhite House describes Miles Taylor as a 'low-level' operative of the 'deep state'The author of a New York Times-promoted article and book from an “anonymous” White House staffer that was critical of President Donald Trump’s administration revealed himself on Oct. 28 to be Miles Taylor, who now works as a CNN contributor. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows wrote on Twitter that the reveal was unimpressive. The NY Times also wrote that “former Homeland Security official, Miles Taylor, [revealed] himself as ‘anonymous. My statement: https://t.co/yuhTgZ4bkq — Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020“Much has been made of the fact that these writings were published anonymously. But my reasoning was straightforward, and I stand by it,” Taylor wrote on Medium.com in confirming that he was the author.
Critics: Real Costs of Biden’s America Without Oil Are Insurmountable
(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Critics: Real Costs of Biden’s America Without Oil Are InsurmountableNews AnalysisFormer Vice President Joe Biden’s comments about transitioning away from fossil fuels may or may not hurt his chances of defeating President Donald Trump on Nov. 3, but critics say the real-world costs of his proposal are all but incalculable. Biden said he “would transition from the oil industry, yes … because the oil industry pollutes significantly.” Trump immediately jumped on Biden’s comment, noting that it wouldn’t be popular among voters in energy job-rich states like Pennsylvania, Texas, and others. Household energy costs would spiral by more than $600 per year. Farm incomes would plunge 43 percent due to higher energy costs. “In the same poll, 24 percent of respondents said they’d heard ‘a lot’ about Biden’s debate-stage remark that he wants to transition from the oil industry over time,” Politico reported.
Operative Caught on Camera Appears to List Prices for Vote Manipulation Schemes in Texas
A woman caught on hidden camera by Project Veritas, who identified her as Raquel Rodriguez. (Project Veritas/Youtube)Operative Caught on Camera Appears to List Prices for Vote Manipulation Schemes in TexasA former congressional campaign volunteer was recorded on hidden camera saying she can deliver thousands of votes for tens of thousands in cash. “I haven’t needed any of them.”Yanta’s campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment. Campos’ campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment. Flores’ campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Trump Calls for ‘Law and Order’ as Philadelphia Faces Rioting Following Police Shooting
Trump Calls for ‘Law and Order’ as Philadelphia Faces Rioting Following Police ShootingPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday called for law and order in response to the violence and looting that have mired the streets of Philadelphia after a fatal police shooting of an African American man earlier this week. Protests erupted hours after a bystander’s video of the shooting was posted on social media. The footage showed Wallace “advancing toward” two police officers who had their firearms drawn and warned him to put the knife down. Trump said the federal government is looking into the shooting and urged the city leaders to request assistance in order to quell the rioting. The unrest in Philadelphia is but one of the many cities that saw violence and rioting take over their streets following the death of George Floyd and other African Americans who died in police encounters.
US Lowers Refugee Limit to 15,000
Rohingya refugees buy fish at a market place in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on Oct. 8, 2020. (Munir Uz zaman/AFP via Getty Images)US Lowers Refugee Limit to 15,000WASHINGTON—The White House has reduced the number of refugees that the United States will accept during fiscal year 2021 to 15,000. In fiscal 2019, President Donald Trump set the refugee cap at 18,000 and, at the same time, issued an executive order that said cities and states had to opt-in to receive refugees. Trump has lowered the refugee ceiling each year he’s been in office. Former President Barack Obama had set the ceiling at 110,000 refugees for fiscal 2017, before leaving office.
Hunter Biden Documents Mysteriously Vanish From Overnight Envelope, Tucker Carlson Says
Hunter Biden Documents Mysteriously Vanish From Overnight Envelope, Tucker Carlson SaysA collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family mysteriously vanished from an envelope sent to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the host said on Wednesday night. At the time, Carlson was on the West Coast filming an interview with Tony Bobulinski, the former business partner of Hunter Biden and James Biden. “The documents had disappeared.”Damning Hunter Biden documents suddenly vanish pic.twitter.com/B2qsajZlID — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2020The company took the incident seriously and immediately began a search, Carlson said. In the interview, Bobulinski opined that Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised by China due to the business dealings of Hunter Biden and James Biden. The documents detailed a failed joint venture between a billionaire tied to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a company owned by Hunter Biden, James Biden, Bobulinski and two other partners.
Twitter, Facebook CEOs Say There Is No Evidence of ‘Russian Disinformation’ on Biden Emails
Twitter, Facebook CEOs Say There Is No Evidence of ‘Russian Disinformation’ on Biden EmailsTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, during a Senate hearing, said they received no reports or evidence suggesting that reports about Hunter Biden’s alleged emails and overseas business dealings were part of a Russian disinformation plot, as claimed by Democrat Joe Biden and his allies in recent weeks. on the censorship of the New York Post’s reporting on the matter, “Do either one of you have any evidence that the New York Post story is part of ‘Russian disinformation,’ or that those emails aren’t authentic? Joe Biden, who has denied the NY Post’s reports, repeated Schiff’s claim during the final presidential debate that its Russian disinformation. However, neither Biden, his campaign, nor a representative for Hunter Biden have disputed the authenticity of the emails. A spokesman for Facebook said that the company would limit the reach of the NY Post’s article.
Trump slams Big Tech: ‘They’re taking away your rights’
President Trump has some harsh words for Big Tech. In a video posted to Twitter Wednesday night, President Trump slammed tech companies such as Google for censoring stories about his opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. As an example, they’re suppressing the corruption of Joe Biden. They’re suppressing it. Big Tech has to be spoken to and probably in some form have to be stopped because they’re taking away your rights.”
The Supreme Court should remain a neutral, non-political part of American government
ANALYSIS/OPINION:The status of the Supreme Court has been a deciding factor for many Americans in the past few presidential elections, but it should remain a necessary non-political part of American government. Progressives on both sides of the aisle, however, try to make the Supreme Court an extension of the legislature rather than an independent entity whose sole purpose is interpreting the law. Conservatives have accused liberals of making the Supreme Court a partisan branch through the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, as well as Obergefell v. Hodges, which respectively legalized abortion and gay marriage in all fifty states. Rather than passing legislation, liberals turned to the Supreme Court to make broad-ranging decisions that affect states on a national level rather than allowing local governments to pass their own laws. Former Vice President Joe Biden has faced pressure from progressive groups to commit to adding Justices to the Supreme Court if elected, even though he has said he is “not a fan” of court-packing.
Joe Biden jokes he's 'Kamala's running mate'
Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden introduced himself as Kamala Harris‘ running mate at an Atlanta rally Tuesday, an apparent joke mocking the Trump campaign’s suggestion the liberal senator will be the one at the helm of a Biden administration. I’m Jill Biden’s husband and I’m Kamala’s running mate,” Mr. Biden said, laughing. “You all think I’m kidding, don’t you?”The Trump campaign seized on the comment, also sharing some past clips where Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris confused their roles. In September, Mr. Biden referred to his potential administration as the “Harris-Biden administration.”Earlier this month, Ms. Harris referred to “a Harris administration with Joe Biden.”“Joe Biden confirms what we all knew,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted Tuesday night. “‘KAMALA’ sign is prominently displayed behind him.”Joe Biden confirms what we all knew:“I am Kamala’s running mate.
Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden's plans for U.S. court commission
Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden has found at least one supporter for his idea to create a blue-ribbon panel to study the U.S. court system: Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton said she’s communicated to Mr. Biden’s team that they’re going to have to move quickly on a host of issues assuming that Democrats control the House, Senate and White House next year. “We’re [going to] have to move quickly on everything — election reform, climate change, COVID relief, expanding health care, everything that we care about. Mr. Biden has refused to definitively say whether he plans to push for adding seats to the U.S. Supreme Court, which liberals are demanding Democrats pursue as payback for the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett so close to Election Day. Mr. Biden was swiftly rebuked by liberals who said a commission would likely result in a dead end, as well as conservatives who said the statement proved that Mr. Biden really does want to pack the court.
October National Poll: Biden with Five-Point Lead One Week Out
In the final Emerson College/NewsNation national poll before the November 3rd election, former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump, 50% to 45%. There was a one-point expectation gap, with 42% expecting Trump to win, 41% expecting Biden to win, and 17% stating they are unsure at this point. Among Trump voters, a majority (53%) choose the economy as the most important issue. Biden voters are more split, with COVID-19 ranking as the most important issue at 30%. Other Biden voters are split between healthcare (17%), climate change (16%), and social justice (16%) as the most important voting issue.
Lack of staffing, not beds, hurting hospitals in coronavirus care
“When we talk about beds, it doesn’t matter if I have 100 ICU beds. If I only have staff for 10, I have 10 ICU beds,” Dr. Alex Garza of the St. Louis pandemic task force said at recent press conference in Missouri. In western Michigan, some hospitals have had to shift patients to other facilities as they maxed out their capacity, according to WWMT-TV of West Michigan. But a hospital stay isn’t good for anyone, experts warn. “Every day that you’re lying in bed, for example, you’re losing some muscle tone — even young, healthy people.
Gardner tells Hickenlooper to 'stop being a coward' as Democrat stays mum on court-packing
Democratic Senate candidates are coming under growing pressure to announce their stands on whether to expand the Supreme Court, but so far Colorado’s John Hickenlooper is remaining mum. “As I’ve said several times, I’m not crazy about the idea of court packing,” Mr. Hickenlooper said in a Tuesday statement to The Denver Post. He will pack the Supreme Court. Stop being a coward, John — stand up to the radicals,” Mr. Gardner tweeted. Mr. Gardner, who voted Monday with the 52-48 majority to confirm Justice Barrett, said he opposes court-packing.
Biden: Nation 'cannot afford four more years' of Trump
Mr. Trump has been sprinting across the country, holding a series of rallies that have drawn thousands of supporters. Mr. Biden, meanwhile, has kept a far less robust schedule. Mr. Trump trails Mr. Biden in most battleground state polls, and surveys show that a majority of voters disapprove of the job he has done as president. Mr. Biden has steered clear of holding rallies, saying he doesn’t want to expose more people to the coronavirus. “He gets his photo op and he gets out,” Mr. Biden said.
Trump signs record-low refugee target
Mr. Trump said no more than 15,000 refugees can be resettled between now and Sept. 30, 2021, and set new guidelines on which refugees will be accepted. Trump administration officials said they have cut refugee numbers to even out the surge of asylum cases. Mr. Trump has steadily been ratcheting the cap down. President Obama set a 110,000 limit for 2017 as he left office, but Mr. Trump quickly cut that as part of his travel ban. Mr. Trump’s refugee crackdown plans took shape in 2016, at a time when refugees from Syria were a big issue.
With President Biden, Europe and America would continue to drift apart
Mr. Biden will do the statecraft analog of relationship counseling — reenroll the United States in the WHO, stop blocking progress in the WTO and reaffirm the Paris Climate Accord — with little avail. The EU is much richer and more populous than Russia, yet it must rely on the United States to protect it from Russian aggression. Important EU foreign policy decisions require the unanimous consent of 27 states or unilateral action, making President Macron’s talk of European sovereignty laughable. A rather farcical way to craft EU foreign policy toward either autocracy. Alas, Germany is reluctant to join the United States on Huawei even though the alternatives are EU suppliers Ericsson and Nokia.
Election really about furious liberal Dems changing constitutional norms
Even in the final days of the race, Mr. Biden is making far fewer campaign appearances than President Trump. For nearly 60 years, a left-leaning Supreme Court revolutionized American cultural and political life with progressive decisions. The Supreme Court includes two of Barack Obama’s liberal nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Mr. Trump now has appointed three traditionalist (and relatively young) justices to lifetime spots on the Supreme Court. Instead, Mr. Reid ensured that Mr. Trump and a Republican-controlled Senate could appoint conservative judges at will under the new rules.
Obama to team up with Biden for joint appearance in Michigan this weekend
Former President Barack Obama is teaming up with Joseph R. Biden, Mr. Obama’s former ticket-mate, for a joint appearance on Saturday in Michigan. Mr. Obama has made several solo stops in Pennsylvania and Florida on behalf of Mr. Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, in the closing stretch of the 2020 race. Mr. Obama, with Mr. Biden as his vice presidential candidate, carried Michigan in 2008 and 2012 before President Trump won the key battleground in 2016. Sign up for Daily Newsletters Manage NewslettersCopyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
Facebook restores anti-Pritzker page it says it had disabled by mistake
Facebook reactivated an Illinois group Tuesday night that is opposed to shutdowns imposed by Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker” page, which had been active since May and claims 62,000 members, was shut down in error, according to a company spokesman. Ms. Grock also founded a second Facebook group, promoting an effort to recall Mr. Pritzker, that has seen multiple posts removed by Facebook for alleged violations of standards. “I went back and looked at all the things they flagged as false,” Ms. Grock said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other Silicon Valley executives are testifying at a congressional hearing Wednesday.
Stocks tumble amid virus fears, new lockdowns in Europe
Stocks are sinking as coronavirus cases rise, with airlines and cruise lines hit by fears of a resurgence and new restrictions on how people travel, shop and live in U.S. cities and in Europe, where France and Germany announced sweeping closures Wednesday. Wednesday’s drop also reflected trends in Europe, where French President Emmanuel Macron announced another nationwide lockdown. “We are at another critical point in the pandemic response,” Adm. Brett Giroir, an assistant health secretary and coronavirus testing czar, said Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show. He also said the rise in coronavirus cases is “not just a function of testing,” diverting from President Trump’s campaign rhetoric. “Next year, it will be the greatest economic year in the history of our country,” he told supporters in Arizona.
Trump officials tout religious liberty successes
Trump administration officials warned Tuesday of COVID-19 restrictions overriding religious liberty at home and overseas, marking International Religious Freedom Day. “We have an office in the [United Nations] system dedicated solely to defending and advancing human rights,” said Mr. Bremberg, permanent U.S. representative to the Office of the U.N. and Other International Organizations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gatherings present an “increased risk” for transmission of the coronavirus. A week before Election Day, Trump officials reflected on their four years of boosting religious liberty, from supporting the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious group of women, in challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate under conscientious objections to decrying China’s detention of Uighur Muslims. “You’ve got a fundamental choice between the Chinese model and the U.S. model on religious freedom,” said Sam Brownback, ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
Trump train chugs as Biden's sputters
ANALYSIS/OPINION:The polls — the same polls who predicted Hillary Clinton in the White House — say President Donald Trump is going to lose. “Thousands attend President Trump’s rally in Omaha,” the Omaha World-Herald wrote. “Despite COVID-19 surge, thousands attend Trump rally in Waukesha,” WKOW wrote. “Joe Biden hides in his basement as corruption claims mount,” Yahoo Money wrote. “Don’t believe the polls — Trump is winning!” wrote contributors to The Hill.
White House adviser Stephen Miller says Biden would be child smugglers' 'best friend'
One of President Trump’s top advisers on immigration said Wednesday that Democrat Joseph R. Biden would be the “best friend” of child smugglers if he’s elected president, predicting that Mr. Biden would reverse the president’s crackdown on human trafficking. “Joe Biden would be the best friend that child smugglers and child traffickers have ever had in the White House,” said Stephen Miller, a top White House aide who said he was speaking in his capacity as a campaign adviser. “It would be the largest gift to traffickers, smugglers and coyotes that you could ever possibly conceive.”The Biden campaign did not immediately return a request for comment. Mr. Miller said border towns in Arizona, where the president is campaigning on Wednesday, and other border states would be “overwhelmed by the unprecedented influx of people” under the Democrat’s policies. “None of those people will ever be removed from the country,” Mr. Miller said.
'Reckless a-hole' Trump's rallies hurting him with battleground state voters: Priorities USA
“Bad public health policy is bad politics, and voters are onto this,” Mr. Cecil told reporters. Solid majorities in all six states said Mr. Trump’s holding large, in-person rallies made voters feel at least somewhat less favorable toward the president. Mr. Cecil said he wants Mr. Biden to be north of 52% in the popular vote to make sure he has enough support to win. Their latest analysis had Mr. Biden leading Mr. Trump by about 9 points in a two-way race, 54.5% to 45.5%. But Mr. Trump won enough support in key states like Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to secure the presidency.
Trump tells Nebraska crowd to deliver a 'thundering' defeat to the left
President Donald Trump told supporters in Omaha, Nebraska Tuesday to show up and vote on Election Day to deliver a “thundering” defeat to the left. “It’s got to be a big one,” Mr. Trump said, dismissing polls that have him down as suppression polls by the fake news. “I tariffed $28 billion — took it from China and distributed it to our farmers,” Mr. Trump said. Overall, Mr. Trump is leading Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden in Nebraska by about six points. He took a swipe at his opponent on crowd size, as Mr. Trump has attracted thousands at every rally.
Oprah Winfrey 'boosts' Joe Biden with get-out-the-vote event
WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaign. The Democratic nominee made a surprise appearance Wednesday on a virtual get-out-the-vote event hosted by Winfrey that focused on voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio. While President Donald Trump won all but Minnesota in 2016, Democrats are increasingly optimistic Biden can win at least Michigan and Pennsylvania back, and he’s making a play for Ohio as well. During the event, Biden spoke to Mildred Madison, a 94-year-old Michigan resident who drove over 600 miles to cast her vote in person after her absentee ballot never arrived. But while she endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, she largely sat out of the campaign that year.
Tony Bobulinski media blackout: Networks shun businessman's ties to Biden family, corruption claims
Journalistic social-distancing of Tony Bobulinski is in full effect at networks like NBC, ABC, and CBS. Mr. Bobulinski appeared Tuesday night with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson during an exclusive interview in Los Angeles. Aren’t you concerned?’” Mr. Bobulinski told the Fox host of a conversation with Jim Biden about Sinohawk’s partnership with the Bidens and top Chinese oligarchs. A chuckle and the words “plausible deniability” was the response Mr. Bobulinski said he received from the former vice president’s brother. “Amazingly, even when NBC’s Today show had the perfect opportunity to segue to the Biden scandal Wednesday morning, the broadcast refused,” the watchdog’s Kyle Drennen wrote.
Trump links Biden to latest riots: 'I stand with the heroes of law enforcement'
“This is a group that he supports,” Mr. Trump said of demonstrators who injured Philadelphia police officers and pillaged big-box stores uncontested. But there’s no excuse for the looting.”As the race entered its final six days, Mr. Trump’s renewed attempts to link Mr. Biden to social unrest was just one line of attack. Mr. Trump, who made his seventh trip to the state this year, won it in 2016 but is trailing narrowly in public polls. Mr. Biden said he watched Mr. Trump on TV accusing the Democrat of insufficiently condemning the violence. Mr. Trump also expressed frustration that his accusations of corruption against Mr. Biden and his son, Hunter, are not sticking as well as he would like.
California Democrats take aim at historic initiatives on affirmative action, property taxes
This was supposed to be the year that California Democrats finally took out two of their least favorite citizens’ initiatives, Propositions 13 and 209, but the citizens are proving less than cooperative. Proposition 16, which would repeal Proposition 209, the 1996 ballot measure banning affirmative action in government, was trailing by 38% to 49% in a Berkeley IGS survey Monday despite a spending advantage of 20-to-1. Proposition 15, a “split roll” proposal that would gut California’s 1978 tax revolt measure Proposition 13, was leading 49% to 42% in the Berkeley survey, which may not be good enough on Election Day. Proposition 16, which the state Legislature referred to the ballot, was predicted to win easily, buoyed by momentum from the Black Lives Matter movement and increasing support on the left for affirmative action. Proposition 15 would amend the state constitution to tax commercial and industrial properties based on their market value instead of their purchase price as required under the tax-cutting measure Proposition 13.
'Heartfelt' views: Latin America watches, weighs in on U.S. election
In Colombia, critics say some lawmakers have been actively “campaigning” for both Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden as the country’s troubled, U.S.-backed peace deal ending a long leftist insurgency hangs in the balance. Once again, that would likely change if Mr. Biden moves into the White House, Mr. Shifter said. Mr. Biden might reduce the saber-rattling, he added, but he is unlikely to prove as dovish as Republicans would have voters believe. There is no evidence they’ll have a better time” with Mr. Biden, Mr. de Vedia said. Mr. Biden, on the other hand, might take more of a “first among equals” approach.
Kamala Harris invokes McCain, 'straight talk' at Arizona rally
“First of all, in the spirit of the late great John McCain, I was thinking let’s start with a little straight talk,” she said, alluding to the 2008 GOP presidential nominee’s campaign motto. “You know there has been some talk about my values. Mr. Trump trails Mr. Biden by 2-points, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls. The Harris attack served as a reminder of the rocky relationship between Mr. Trump and Mr. McCain. Last month, Mr. McCain’s widow Cindy McCain endorsed Mr. Biden.
Biden: No excuse for looting and violence in Philadelphia
Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden said Wednesday that there’s no excuse for the looting and violence that has broken out in Philadelphia this week following the fatal shooting of a Black man by police. “There is no excuse whatsoever for the looting and the violence — none whatsoever,” Mr. Biden told reporters after voting in Delaware with his wife Jill. The violence escalated after Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man, was fatally shot by police on Monday while holding a knife. President Trump said on Wednesday that Mr. Biden should be more forceful in condemning the violence. “We spend more time shouting and listening and some wonder, you know, if our hearts have turned to stone out there,” Mr. Biden said.
New report reveals that nurses, doctors are the new gun buyers
Public unease has become a staple of 2020 — year of the pandemic, the election and social unrest. “When the coronavirus hit American shores, nurses and doctors stocked up on guns, a new study reports,” writes Stephen Gutowski, a Washington Free Beacon analyst. Sixty-seven percent of people who reported buying a gun during the pandemic also reported being health care professionals,” Mr. Gutowski said. “We were having doctors, nurses — you name it — coming in, and they wanted guns,” Emily Atkinson, owner of Ade’s Gun Shop in California, told Fox 11 Los Angeles this month. It is of note that 59 million people have already voted; some, perhaps, have buyer’s remorse.
Dems pivot to urge in-person voting after emphasis on vote-by-mail
Postal Service nor the courts can be trusted after spending months emphasizing vote-by-mail as a safe and easy option during the coronavirus pandemic. Postal Service cannot be relied upon to deliver absentee ballots within a week of Election Day. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan and others had already issued rulings to block the Postal Service from making previously announced policy and delivery changes that could have slowed things down. USPS has said that it continues to prioritize the timely delivery of election mail. The Postal Service had previously advised the public to send in their mail ballots at least a week before their state’s deadline to ensure that their votes get counted.
'Cities burn regardless of who wins': Police gearing up for widespread violence after election
Thousands are expected to take to the streets for election demonstrations that will dovetail with racial justice protests still unfolding in cities such as Philadelphia and Portland. There also is concern that distrust of the election results could spur violence by the losing side, regardless of who loses. Both sides also fuel those worries, with Democrats warning of Russian meddling in the election and Mr. Trump warning that mail-in voting could be rigged. The Antifa movement, which has stoked unrest in cities this summer, will likely riot regardless of the election outcome, said Sgt. “I think you are going to see cities burn regardless of who wins,” she said.
What problems did Joe Biden solve during his decades in government?
Second, Mr. Biden said free college would be paid for by taxing corporations. Joe Biden doesn’t support those things. Are there no agencies or programs she and Mr. Biden would eliminate for failure to perform? Mr. President, you’re running against Joe Biden. What problems did Mr. Biden solve during his decades in government?
Tony Bobulinski: Dem's 'disinformation' tactic forced him to break silence
It was after the unfounded Russian conspiracy chatter started that, Mr. Bobulinski said, he decided to break from the Biden clan. Mr. Bobulinski, who was a business partner in SinoHawk Holdings with Hunter and his uncle, James Biden, became incensed. Mr. Biden and Mr. Schiff essentially were calling him, a Navy veteran from a military family, a Russian agent. Burnishing his credentials, Mr. Bobulinski told Mr. Carlson: “I held a top-secret clearance from the [National Security Agency] and the [Department of Energy]. Mr. Bobulinski said he had no idea Hunter Biden was removing money from China until the Senate report appeared.
'Anonymous' reveals himself as former DHS official Miles Taylor
Former Department of Homeland Security official Miles Taylor revealed himself on Wednesday to be “Anonymous,” the author of a book and op-ed critical of President Trump. “It’s time for everyone to step out of the shadows,” said Mr. Taylor, formerly chief of staff at DHS under Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Mr. Taylor said he wrote nameless criticisms of the president because “Donald Trump is a man without character.”“Trump sees personal criticism as subversive,” Mr. Taylor said. We owe him and the American people the truth.”The Trump campaign noted that Mr. Taylor denied to CNN’s Anderson Cooper twice on Aug. 21 that he was “Anonymous.” Mr. Taylor is now a CNN contributor. Miles Taylor?” Mr. Meadows tweeted.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rips Trump: 'These motherf---ers are only paying $750 a year'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launched a profane rant against President Trump and Republicans during a series of new interviews published Wednesday. The New York Democrat made the comments to Vanity Fair soon after The New York Times reported Mr. Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House. Mr. Trump has called the report a “total fake.”“These are the same people saying that we can’t have tuition-free public colleges because there’s no money,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said, “when these motherf–ers are only paying $750 a year in taxes.”“This is not about a decision between two candidates,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said of next week’s general election. “You know how many Trumps there are in waiting?”Ms. Ocasio-Cortez also slammed incremental change and “bulls—t little 10 percent tax cuts” proposed by Democrats. “I think, honestly, a lot of my dissent within the Democratic party comes from my lived experience,” she said.
Who Will Win Florida -- and the White House?
Latino VotersClinton won Florida’s Latino votes by 27% margin (62% to 35%) in 2016. The then Republican governor and senate candidates, Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott, won 44% and 46% of Latino votes, respectively. Latino voters are expected to make up 17% of Florida registered voters in this election. Trump won 8% of Florida black votes in 2016. Even when a black Democratic candidate was on the ballot, the Republican candidate managed to win 14% of black votes.
The Battle Royal of 2020
It may be less than a week from a presidential election, but a battle royal has been underway for months. The winning Democratic formula revolves around early voting, prolonged ballot counts, eliminating signature matching, assuring postal delays for mailed returns and harvesting by third parties. In early October, the Texas Supreme Court ruled against Harris County election officials intent on mailing ballots to every registered voter. A federal court in Minnesota and a state court of appeals in Michigan issued similar judgements allowing postmarked ballots to be counted from seven to 14 days after Election Day. The liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court seems intent on legislating a federal election from the bench, turning themselves into political activists and pawns of the Democrat party.
A Time for Choosing
Fifty-six years ago this week, Ronald Reagan endorsed the Republican senator Barry Goldwater for president of the United States, during his famous “A Time For Choosing” speech on October 27th, 1964. “The full power of centralized government -- this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize,” Reagan said. Joe Biden’s policies would be an economic catastrophe and would lead us down a path of socialism and government overreach. We have never lived up to it.” Trump, like Reagan, believes in preserving the principles that our Founders envisioned for this country. We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.” It is indeed a time for choosing.
The Green New Deal is not new and is not a deal
The Green New Deal is not new and is not a deal. It is not a deal because there is no economic necessity for the green jobs. The Green New Deal is the latest Marxist scheme of putting the harness of socialism around the necks of the American people by replacement of a capitalist market economy with a government-controlled political economy. Among other great things, it promised to create five million new green jobs as well as to put one million plug-in electric cars on the road by 2015. In terms of principles of statecraft, economy, and foreign policy, Trump has proven that he offers far the better argument over Biden.
Biden Is Running a Protection Racket
He's trying to run a protection racket: vote Democrat, or the chaos continues. Biden talks of calm, but it is not Trump-supporters storming restaurants and other public places across the country to demand obeisance to their agenda. Let's face it: no one in America is afraid of going out in public while wearing a Biden hat. Joe Biden just calls that "sensitivity." The fraudulent Biden campaign has no policies, no proposals, no plans to do anything but divide America to facilitate the return of Biden and the Democrats to power to enrich their friends and themselves at the expense of "we the people."
Donald Trump: The freedom president
I didn't vote for Donald Trump in 2016. The pattern of Trump policies has consistently favored the enhancement of individual sovereignty, individual liberty, and individual agency. If the courage and energy to stand for freedom and against the socialist idea, even under a withering assault day after day, year after year, is what one is looking for in a president, then President Donald Trump has been truly magnificent. Donald Trump is the freedom president. Next week, I intend to cast my first ever vote for Donald Trump.
The little reported corruption racket between Joe Biden and Big Academia
This despite neither the Penn Biden Center for the University of Pennsylvania nor the Biden Institute of the University of Delaware providing any evident academic or research function for either of their host universities. This matter is centered on two colleges named after Biden: the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C. and the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware in Newark. The latter unit is also part of the Biden School for Public Policy at U.D. It may have been that when both the Biden Institute and the Penn Biden Center (PBC) were created in 2017, the vice president was not planning to seek the presidency. Donilon is still listed as the managing director of the Biden Institute and an assistant professor at the Biden School of Public Policy, the academic college within which the Institute operates.
American sportsmen must vote gun rights next week
And so now gun-grabbers are going after the one chink in the gun-owners' armor, what they see as the weakest link in the gun owners chain, and that is America's sportsmen. Never mind that most environmental groups are partisan Democrat Party activism centers who use the environment as their unifying cause. Several anti-gun groups in particular are targeting sportsmen with deceptive behavior. These people much more carefully, perhaps artfully, straddle the natural mix of environmental quality and gun ownership interests that sportsmen have. Next week, American sportsmen cannot afford the luxury of voting for anything but Second Amendment rights.
Anti-lockdown riots convulse Italy as resistance spreads in Europe
Riots began Monday in Turin and spread to other Italian cities. The BBC reports:Clashes were reported in the northern cities such as Turin, where petrol bombs were thrown at officers. In Milan tear gas was used to disperse protesters, and thousands of people gathered in the centre of Naples. The demonstrations began soon after the national government's order to close restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas came into effect at 18:00 local time. The demonstrations began soon after the national government's order to close restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas came into effect at 18:00 local time.
China is America's enemy but Joe Biden's friend
China failed to notify the world in December 2019, and specifically our country, that the coronavirus (China virus), which started in Wuhan, had spread. China failed to stop travel from Wuhan to Europe and other parts of the world. The corrupt media know the truth about China paying the Bidens and about the China fentanyl smuggled through Mexico. Anyone can access the DEA website to learn that China fentanyl is smuggled through the Mexican border. In addition to the China virus and China fentanyl, China steals our technology and intellectual property that costs our country between $300 and 600 billion in losses per year.
Biden totally confused on court-packing
Have you ever seen a man more confused than Joe Biden over answering the court-packing question? "It's a lifetime appointment, I'm not going to attempt to change that at all," Biden said at a campaign stop in Chester, Penn. So we are going to move justices from one court to another court? Or maybe we will send justices down to the appellate courts to work on writing better opinions? The real scandal is that Biden is never challenged.
Tucker Carlson's interview with Tony Bobulinski is must-see TV
Bobulinski powerfully confirms that Joe Biden was deeply involved in the transaction, which had its beginnings when Joe was still vice president. Tucker opened by making the point that he was dedicating his show to the Bobulinski interview because the rest of the American media are assiduously ignoring the story, downplaying it, or claiming it's a Russian smear. That's the quick background to the interview with Carlson, during which Bobulinski said thatHunter and James Biden brought nothing to the deal other than the Biden family name. Joe Biden was involved in the business deal, so much so that he had veto power over negotiations. In 2017, Bobulinski met Joe Biden twice when the Biden side of SinoHawk was courting him to step in and act as CEO.
Ronna McDaniel's Twitter feed tells you what the polls are missing
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 25, 2020Our supporters in NEW HAMPSHIRE are ready to turn the state red for @realDonaldTrump! — Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 25, 2020While Joe Biden holds ZERO events today, @realDonaldTrump is firing up supporters all across PENNSYLVANIA! — Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 26, 2020President @realDonaldTrump won Michigan in 2016 by bringing new voters into the fold, and today’s crowd shows he is doing it again! — Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 27, 2020I thought the partisan breakdown at Michigan’s rally was impressive. — Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 27, 2020HUGE enthusiasm for @realDonaldTrump in Omaha!
Russia Imposes National Mask Mandate as Coronavirus Cases Rise
Russia reinstated its national mask mandate on Tuesday as coronavirus cases mounted, restoring a rule first imposed in the spring and lifted in July, when the number of Chinese coronavirus cases was said to be declining. The Russian mask mandate is similar to the one proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, although Biden admits he would lack the authority to impose it under American laws. The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia hit a daily record of 17,347 new coronavirus cases on Monday, with a disturbing increase of infections in rural areas. Biden’s call for a mask mandate is one of the few differences he has articulated with President Donald Trump’s policy on the coronavirus, but Biden concedes the president of the United States does not have the authority to impose such a mandate nationwide. Biden said he would impose a mandate on federal property and urge mayors and governors to require masks in their jurisdictions.
Silicon Valley Megadonors All-In for Biden: $100M Anti-Trump Ad Blitz
The super PAC, named Future Forward, became the largest Democratic PAC in just one month, with unprecedented election spending in the last month leading up to elections. In July 2018, Future Forward published an ad aimed at convincing voters that Trump doesn’t serve the interests of the masses. Along with Future Forward, he believes getting a strong message out immediately prior to voting is the ideal strategy, Recode reported. Schmidt has increased his donations to Future Forward since, with reported donations of over $2.5 million. Despite accepting unprecedented amounts of dark money sources, in August the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had adopted a ban on accepting dark money in its 2020 platform.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Falsely Claims URL for NY Post Biden Bombshell Isn’t Blocked – While Under Oath
The link ban was only removed after Dorsey’s testimony. However, the Post states that the ban remained on one of the publication’s bombshell stories and was only lifted after Dorsey made the claim. Twitter is STILL blocking the URL for the NY Post story about the Biden’s foreign corruption & China dealings. pic.twitter.com/1jiJWwhZCt — Abigail Marone ?? (@abigailmarone) October 28, 2020Until some time after Dorsey’s statement, Twitter users were not able to share the link to the article on the alleged Biden-linked China business deal. Visit our Help Center to learn more.”Dorsey repeatedly claimed that Twitter had lifted the ban on sharing the Post’s articles, stating: “Our team made a fast decision.
WaPo: 'Demographic Changes' Spur Democrat Rebirth in Texas, Virginia
Those hopes are almost exclusively reliant on the state’s “demographic changes” over the last three decades from immigration. It follows a similar Democratic rebirth in Virginia and Colorado that predated Trump; both are predictably blue now as newcomers have altered the states’ demographic makeup. [Emphasis added]Texas, like Virginia and Colorado, has seen a drastic uptick in its foreign-born population over the last three decades. Today, Texas’s foreign-born population accounts for 17.2 percent, with about 3.4 million foreign-born residents being added over the last 30 years. As Breitbart News has analyzed, Virginia’s foreign-born population has boomed over the last few decades.
Trump Warns AZ: Biden, Left Will 'Terminate Your 2nd Amendment'
During a Wednesday rally in Goodyear, Arizona, President Trump warned that gun control plans put forward by Joe Biden and the left would “terminate” Arizona’s gun-friendly culture. Unless there was some form of carve-out, this could mandate that American gun owners pay a $200 federal tax per AR-15 that they own. The latter, unless there was some form of carve-out, could mandate that American gun owners pay a $200 federal tax for every high-capacity magazine they currently own. A pledge to revive the Social Security gun ban, which targeted benefit recipients who needed help managing their finances. The ban was adopted during the last full month of the Obama presidency and repealed during the first full month of the Trump presidency.
Republicans Outpacing Democrats in Returned Ballots in Wisconsin
Republicans are outpacing Democrats in returned ballots in Wisconsin, according to early voter data last updated Wednesday afternoon. Early voting data shows over 1.4 million Wisconsin voters casting their ballots in the presidential election, which is six days away. Republicans are responsible for 42 percent of the ballots returned, while Democrats comprise 36 percent of ballots returned. Voters unaffiliated with either major party comprise 22 percent of total ballots returned:Wednesday afternoon update shows Republicans edging out Democrats in mail-in and early in-person ballots returned in battleground Wisconsin. Thirty-nine percent of ballots returned came from voters ages 65 and older, followed by those 50-64 (29 percent), 40-49 (11 percent), 30-39 (9 percent), and 18-29 (5 percent).
Scalise: Biden Killing Fracking Biggest Gut Punch to Families
Biden and the broader Democrat Party regularly frame fossil fuel consumption as driving “global warming” and “climate change,” while implementing and proposing laws to end development of oil and gas resources. Scalise said what “a Biden administration would look like is the Green New Deal on steroids. He said he’s not going to defund police, but then Joe Biden on video said that he’s for redirecting money away from police. Those are all the key components of the far-left socialist agenda, and that’s what’s on the ballot.”Banning fossil fuel consumption would cause economic ruin, Scalise noted. It’s not available consistently enough, and what you end up having is no green energy.
Watch: Jim Biden Refuses to Answer Questions on Business Dealings, Bobulinski Claims
On Wednesday, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden’s brother, Jim, refused to answer questions from Fox News on Joe Biden’s involvement in his and Hunter Biden’s business dealings and claims made by former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
Change of plea scheduled in Rudy Giuliani-related case
A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributionsChange of plea scheduled in Rudy Giuliani-related caseBy LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated PressThe Associated PressNEW YORKNEW YORK (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions. The hearing for David Correia, scheduled to occur by video, was announced in a filing Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. In September, an updated indictment charged Correia and co-defendant Lev Parnas with defrauding investors in a business called Fraud Guarantee. Parnas and Correia also hired Giuliani, a Republican former New York City mayor, to consult with Fraud Guarantee. Last month, one of his lawyers asked to leave the case and said Correia hadn’t paid him.
Former DHS official says he wrote ‘Anonymous’ Trump critique
A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” is making his identify publicFormer DHS official says he wrote ‘Anonymous’ Trump critiqueBy KEVIN FREKING and ZEKE MILLERAssociated PressThe Associated PressWASHINGTONWASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday as a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security. He left the Trump administration in June 2019 and endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president this summer. Trump and White House officials moved quickly to describe Taylor as someone with little standing and clout. In the essay, the person, who identified themselves only as a senior administration official, said they were part of a secret “resistance” force out to counter Trump’s “misguided impulses” and undermine parts of his agenda. He said he considered resigning from the Trump administration a year before he did and wishes now that he had.
The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event
Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaignThe Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote eventThe Associated PressWASHINGTONWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):8:35 p.m.Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaign. While President Donald Trump won all but Minnesota in 2016, Democrats are increasingly optimistic Biden can win at least Michigan and Pennsylvania back, and he’s making a play for Ohio as well. ___HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:The presidential campaign shifts west as President Donald Trump visits an Arizona town across the Colorado River from Nevada. The Biden campaign announced the rally on Wednesday but hasn’t said where it will be held. President Donald Trump won Michigan by just under 11,000 votes four years ago, making it his closest margin of victory in any state.
Heilemann: Trump ‘Has Telegraphed His Desire to Try to Steal This Election’
MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” suggested President Donald Trump is going to “try to steal” the 2020 election. “No one in the world thinks Joe Biden’s going to win Wisconsin by 17 points. … All three of them have said that they don’t expect to have an outcome on election night. This is a president who has telegraphed his desire to try to steal this election for the last six months. I am concerned not that Joe Biden’s position is not strong in all three, because I think it is.
Limbaugh: FBI Held Hunter Biden Laptop for Leverage Joe Biden
But the FBI has had this laptop, the Hunter Biden laptop for a long time and not done anything with it. They’re gonna find them, gonna root ’em out because that’s what they do. In this case, they held on to the Biden laptop, didn’t do a thing with it. You get hold of the Hunter Biden laptop, and rather than investigate…Well, I mean, you investigate it, but not to get them in trouble. The Biden laptop is fact after fact after fact after fact.
Nigel Farage Hits the Campaign Trail For Donald Trump in Arizona
Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage said that the momentum in the election is on the side of President Trump, as he hit the campaign trail in Arizona to support his longtime friend and political ally. In a video message released on social media, Mr Farage hailed the energy at Trump campaign events, said that he has met with Republican senators and congressmen, and confirmed that he will attend a Trump rally in Phoenix on Wednesday. “The polls may tell you that Biden’s going to win, all I can see and feel is that there is some real momentum now behind the Trump campaign, they are doing well,” he added. Following the election, Nigel Farage said that the landslide would bode well for President Trump’s re-election chances, comparing it to the 2016 Brexit referendum, which many claimed was a precursor to Trump’s victory in 2016. Britons Celebrate #Brexit and Future Alliance with Trump https://t.co/G66V6WMRF3 — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 1, 2020Follow Kurt Zindulka on Twitter here: @KurtZindulka
Joe Biden Addresses Record Crowd of 771 People in 365 Cars in Atlanta
Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed a crowd of 771 people among 365 cars at a drive-in rally in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, making it “easily the largest event of the general election” for him, according to one reporter. NEW: @JoeBiden campaign says his Atlanta drive-in rally was attended by 771 people in 365 cars, per pooler @ccadelago. — Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) October 27, 2020For comparison, an estimated 75,000 cars rallied for President Donald Trump in Miami last week. That has not prevented coronavirus from spreading at Biden campaign events. Biden introduced himself at the rally as “Jill Biden’s husband” and “Kamala’s running mate,” referring to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
NYT Mocked After Miles Taylor Revealed as 'Anonymous'
Miles Taylor? Miles Taylor? — Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) October 28, 2020“I also didn’t realize the definition of ‘senior administration official’ could be *this* expansive. Senior official? This is the epitome of the swamp!” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany remarked:PROOF: Miles Taylor, who now admits to being “Anonymous,” once told us he was NOT Anonymous.
Bobulinski: I Came Forward Because Schiff Accused Me of Being Part of Russian Disinformation
During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski stated that he was motivated to come forward on the record after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) accused him of being part of Russian disinformation. Bobulinski said, “When I saw Adam Schiff go on record, talking about Russian disinformation, after this email had been posted online by the New York Post…I was at the end of my rope. And so, I called Rob Walker and I told him that if that statement isn’t retracted by Congressman Schiff by midnight on Sunday, that I was going on record, and I was disclosing all the facts to the American government, to the American citizen, and the world. I was hoping the Bidens would do the right thing, or Schiff would retract his statement.”Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
Bobulinski: ‘I Think Joe Biden and the Biden Family Are Compromised’
During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski said that he thinks 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden and his family “are compromised” when it comes to China. Host Tucker Carlson asked, “If Joe Biden is elected president…how does this constrain his ability to deal with China?”Bobulinski stated, “So, I think Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised. … I just don’t see, given the history here, and the facts, how Joe can’t be influenced in some manner, based on the history that they have where — here with CEFC and stuff like that.”Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
Clyburn: 2018 Georgia Governor’s Race ‘Was Stolen’
On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) stated that he doesn’t know of anyone who thinks that Stacey Abrams lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election and that the race “was stolen from her, just like they stole these seats on the Supreme Court from Obama.”Clyburn said that 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden “has a chance to flip Georgia, and he has a chance to flip North Carolina, and I think he’s still got a fighting chance in Florida. So, I do believe that Joe Biden can finish the work in Georgia. I don’t know of anybody who believes that Stacey Abrams did not win Georgia. It was stolen from her, just like they stole these seats on the Supreme Court from Obama.”Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
U.S. Bishops Support Ban on Boys in Female Athletics
Leaders of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference (USCCB) have thrown their moral weight behind legislation that would ban male students from participating in women’s sports. https://t.co/Hc3obVXhwb — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 20, 2020The bishops reject the progressive mantra that “trans women are women,” turning instead to the clear voice of science that a person’s sex is a fixed biological reality even when that person experiences psychological gender dysphoria. “True education aims at the formation of the human person as a unity of body, soul, and spirit,” the bishops note. Former Vice President Joe Biden said during a town hall hosted by ABC News on Thursday night that eight-year-olds should be allowed to decide that they are transgender. “We can do better by all students, and should continue to uphold the progress made with Title IX in promoting the opportunities for women and girls,” they declare.
Former ‘Little Republican’ Jennifer Lawrence Clarifies Voting Record: ‘I’m a Proud Democrat’
“I grew up Republican,” the Hunger Games and X-Men: Dark Phoenix star explained. “My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican,” she added, before admitting that there were “fiscal benefits” to the GOP being in power. “I’m voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this year because Donald Trump has and will continue to put himself before the safety and well-being of America,” the American Hustle star said in an interview with V magazine. “Of course they’re not going to vote for Hillary Clinton; they’re going to vote for Donald Trump.
Actor & Free Speech Advocate Laurence Fox is 'Unashamedly Pro-Trump'
Actor turned politician Laurence Fox has spoken of his fervent desire that Donald Trump should win the presidential election – and of his fear that it might be sabotaged by Big Tech. Earlier this year, after speaking up for free speech and against political correctness and identity politics on the BBC political show Question Time, Fox was hounded by left-wing activists to the point where his once hugely successful acting career was effectively cancelled. This is one of the reasons why he is launching the Reclaim party — supported by £5 million from mostly conservative donors — which will defend free speech and British traditions. The second objective is “to reform publicly funded, controlled and operated institutions to ensure that they deliver on their primary purpose, free from political bias or agendas beyond their scope. Trump deserves to win, he believes, because of his track record — such as the Middle East peace deal which his predecessor Obama failed to achieve.
13 Year-Old ‘Gender-Creative’ Boy: ‘Gender Is Over’
PinkNews tweeted Tuesday a video of CJ Duron, a 13-year-old California boy who claims to be “gender-creative,” and states, “Gender is over.”CJ is 13-years-old and thinks that 'gender is over’ pic.twitter.com/gcE09Qp4xg — PinkNews (@PinkNews) October 27, 2020Duron describes himself as having a “gender identity” that is male, but a “gender expression” that is female. “To me, gender is over,” Duron says in the video, shrugging. How much lower can we go?”Correct, gender has been replaced by Endocrine Disruptions and Neurotransmitter Imbalances, aka Mental Illness. There’s nothing about being same-sex attracted, or gender nonconforming, that means everyone should turn off normal considerations of child safeguarding. Biden’s support for allowing young children to decide their own gender identity does not appear to be shared by many Twitter users, who reacted negatively to Duran’s video:Ok groomers.
Mansour: Biden’s Energy Policies Could Kill 160,000 Michigan Jobs, Decimate Auto Manufacturing, and Create California-Style Rolling Blackouts
In fact, Michigan’s burgeoning natural gas industry has become a vitally important sector of the state’s economy. Biden’s “transition” from natural gas could give Michigan California-style rolling blackouts at California prices. Banning or phasing out fracking would decimate natural gas production and increase energy costs for Michigan households. Nearly 75 percent of homes in Michigan are heated with natural gas, and the cold weather state is among the top five in the U.S. for natural gas usage. That’s why auto workers earn such good wages: It’s not easy to engineer a controlled explosion under the hood of a car.
Migrants in Mexico Hope for Joe Biden Win
Migrants stuck in Mexico are hoping Joe Biden will get elected and open the border for them and their relatives to get into the United States, according to multiple reports. ‘Here we are all asking God for Biden to win.’ … He still asks God for Biden to win. Trump has largely shut down the Latin American migration after many legal and regulatory battles. In contrast, Trump is likely to reject migrants, narrow asylum claims yet further, and fund the transfer of migrants in Mexico back to Latin American countries. Multiple reports say the migrants would prefer to live illegally in the United States rather than to stay in Mexico.
Miller: Biden Will Destroy Middle Class with Global Catch and Release
Joe Biden’s asylum and open-border policies will destroy the American middle class by releasing millions of foreign migrants into the United States, Stephen Miller told reporters October 28. “It is an assault on reason, it is an assault on law enforcement, and it’s an assault on the very idea of having a country, having a Republic. This is about between having a country, or not even having a country. Every smuggling and trafficking organization on planet Earth would get the news and millions, millions, will come. It is an assault on the very idea of having a nation, of having a border, of having a country.
Donald Trump Cuts 2021 Refugee Inflow Below 15,000
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed and transmitted his decision to trim the 2021 inflow of refugees to under 15,000. “In just four years, this Administration has cut annual refugee admissions from 110,000 to a historic low of 15,000. President Trump is considering whether to continue halting refugee resettlement into the next fiscal year or further reducing the annual inflow, a new report alleges. Since 19080, refugee organizations have imported almost 4 million refugees, at the taxpayer cost of at least $30 billion. Biden also wants to accelerate the inflow of chain migration migrants, end migration enforcement against illegal aliens unless they commit a felony, and dramatically accelerate the inflow of poor refugees to at least 125,000 per year.
Facebook Political Ad Blackout Suffers Glitches
The first day of Facebook’s planned efforts to block new political ads on the platform has reportedly been affected by a number of glitches. As Facebook attempts to prevent new political ads on its platform ahead of the upcoming presidential election, many political advertisers have slammed the social media giants over a number of glitches impacting the platform. Many digital strategists are complaining that the issues are arising at a key time for political candidates. The chief marketing officer of the Republican digital firm Campaign Solutions, Eric Frenchman, stated that several campaigns he was working with were affected by the pauses. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or email him at lnolan@breitbart.com
‘Joe Biden Corruption’ Trends on Google – But Google Whitewashes Autocomplete Suggestions
But unlike other search engines, Google fails to display search suggestions such as “Joe Biden corruption” and “Joe Biden Burisma,” similarly to the way it failed to display negative search suggestions about Hillary Clinton in 2016. This is despite the fact that the search terms “Joe Biden corruption” and “Joe Biden Burisma” are enjoying a popularity spike in Google trends, meaning that large numbers of people are searching for them. The chart above shows searches for “Joe Biden corruption” spiked upwards in the month of October. The same discrepancy can be seen with searches for “Joe Biden Burisma.”Like “Joe Biden corruption,” the search term “Joe Biden Burisma” is enjoying a popularity spike on Google. And, once again, other search engines display “Joe Biden Burisma” prominently in their search suggestions.
Ilhan Omar: We Need to ‘Get Rid of’ the Minneapolis Police Department
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) renewed her call for the complete removal of the Minneapolis Police Department, emphasizing the need to “disband,” “dismantle,” and completely “get rid of” it in a Tuesday interview with Teen Vogue. In June, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a pledge to disband the police and replace it with a community-led system. “We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” Minneapolis City Council member Jeremiah Ellison, son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D), said at the time. After taking steps to eventually abolish the police department, three council members received private security detail, costing the City of Minneapolis tens of thousands of dollars. While they cited threats, the police, at the time did not have any public reports of threats against the council members.
Rahm Emanuel: ‘Republicans Will Regret’ Confirming Barrett
Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” that Republicans would “regret” confirming Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Co-host Sunny Hostin said, “Rahm, Amy Coney Barrett is now Justice Barrett having been officially sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice after what many Democrats are calling an illegitimate process. Well, let me say I do think the Republicans will regret this. They’ve twice now bent the rules and cracked them and broken them to basically seize power of the Supreme Court and politicized the Supreme Court. We don’t want to go back to 1965, which is where Mitch McConnell and the Supreme Court is trying to take us.
Mark Zuckerberg Denies Censoring NY Post Biden Bombshell, Despite Facebook Suppressing Distribution by Half
Mark Zuckerberg denied censoring the New York Post’s bombshell story on alleged links between the Biden family and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, despite the fact that Facebook cut visibility on the story across its platform to less than half of that enjoyed by anti-Trump stories in the corporate media. Zuckerberg also claimed that the Post’s distribution was limited pending a decision from fact-checkers, but the Poynter Institute, which accredits Facebook’s third-party fact-checkers, disagrees, saying the tech giant did not follow the usual protocol. The New York Times article on the President’s tax returns received around 4.12 million engagements in the first 24 hours while 5.37 million have read it as of Sunday. The New York Times story on Trump’s taxes also had engagement numbers similar to the Atlatnic’s Trump smear. Unlike the Biden bombshell, Facebook did not publicly say that it would suppress or otherwise influence the engagement of the anti-Trump stories.
Watch Live: Senate Hearings on Big Tech Election Interference with Google, Twitter, Facebook Execs
The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday about big tech’s election interference and censorship practices. The hearing will start at 10:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, titled, “Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?” The hearing seeks to determine if Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act grants big tech companies too much power to censor free speech on the Internet without significant legal recourse. The hearing will examine if Section 230 is outdated and determine the merits of legislation to reform Section 230. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, spoke to Fox News on Tuesday about the need to address big tech censorship. Big tech should say, “We’re delighted that you’re using our platform.
WATCH: Twitter, Facebook Admit No Evidence of ‘Russian Disinformation’ on Biden Corruption
The New York Post reported two weeks ago that former Vice President Joe Biden had met with Hunter Biden’s colleague from the Ukrainian oil company, Burisma. However, Twitter and Facebook suppressed the story, and Twitter has locked the Post‘s Twitter account. Mr. Dorsey. Sen. Johnson: Mr. Zuckerman — or Zuckerberg? Sen. Johnson: Did the FBI contact you and say the New York Post story was false?
Twitter Declares ‘Election Results Might Be Delayed’
Twitter declared on Wednesday that due to the rise in mail-in voting, there might be a delay in the announcement of election results. “With the increase in voting by mail, there might be a delay in the announcement of election results,” Twitter wrote in an announcement. Zach Cohen, a national security reporter at CNN, noted that the announcement arises as “top election security officials” have urged voters to remain calm as it appears likely that the election results will be delayed. This Twitter banner just appeared at the top of my timeline … it comes as top election security officials have been urging voters to remain patient due indications that election results might be delayed. And, number two, you went even further, and blocked the New York Post from sharing on Twitter its own reporting.
Ted Cruz Blasts Twitter as ‘Democrat Super PAC:’ ‘Who The Hell Elected You?’
In a tense exchange with the Senator, Dorsey denied Twitter’s ability to influence elections:CRUZ: “Mr Dorsey, does Twitter have the ability to influence elections” DORSEY: “No” CRUZ: “You don’t believe Twitter has any ability to influence elections?” DORSEY: “No. “Two weeks ago, Twitter and to a lesser extent Facebook, crossed a threshold which is fundamental in our country,” said Cruz. And, number two, you went even further, and blocked the New York Post from sharing on Twitter its own reporting. “Today, right now, the New York Post is still blocked from tweeting, two weeks later,” retorted Cruz. We changed it within 24 hours.” CRUZ: “But you’re still blocking the New York Post.
WATCH – Democrat Senator: ‘Anti-conservative Bias Is Not a Problem’ in Social Media
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) told the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Wednesday afternoon that “anti-conservative bias is not a problem” in social media. Markey spoke during a hearing that explored the issue of censorship by the tech giants — specifically, Twitter, Facebook, and Google. He added: “The issue is not that the companies before us today are taking too many posts down. The issue is that they’re leaving too many dangerous posts up.”Democrats’ views are widely shared within the mainstream media. Media reporter Sara Fischer of Axios praised the “defense systems” that led tech companies and media outlets to suppress the Hunter Biden story, lest it affect the election.
Report: Majority of Political Donations from Members of the Media Went to Democrats
The vast majority of political donations made by members of the media go to Democrats, according to an analysis from Business Insider. Members of the media, including reporters, have donated at least $110,000 to candidates in the 2020 election, with the bulk of the donations going almost entirely to Democrats. According to the Insider’s analysis, donors include staffers at the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Houston Chronicle. … Insider found that between January 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020, working journalists had contributed at least $110,000 to federal-level political committees. There’s one commonality among members of the media who did give politicians money this election: Nearly all their cash went to Democratic candidates and causes, particularly Biden and Sanders.
FLASHBACK: 15 Democrats Who Outlasted Kamala Harris in the Presidential Primary
On Tuesday, in Lansing, Michigan, President Donald Trump speculated that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) might take over as president in “three weeks” if former Vice President Joe Biden wins in November. “I think Kamala Harris has the capacity to do just about anything,” he said. Fast-forward to today, and Kamala Harris is effectively campaigning as the Democratic presidential nominee. Kamala Harris could well be our next president — and yet we hardly know anything about her, nor are the media allowed to ask. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), exited the race on December 3, 2019
Nolte: Trump Up 48% to 47% over Biden as National Polls Tighten
The daily Rasmussen tracking poll shows President Donald Trump with a 48 percent to 47 percent national lead over his Democrat rival, Joe Biden. In the RealClearPolitics poll of polls, Biden had a 10.2 point lead two weeks ago. In Wisconsin, Republicans lead Democrats in the early vote by a five point margin of 42 to 37 percent. In Iowa, Democrat early vote is outpacing the GOP by 49 to 32 percent. Usual caveats apply that early voting is not predictive, and we do not know who these votes are going to.
The Biden 5: Breakdown of One of America's Most Corrupt Families
The Biden Five is composed of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden; his younger brothers Frank Biden and James Biden, his sister Valerie Biden, and his daughter Ashley Biden. Schweizer explained, “Before Joe Biden becomes vice president of the United States, Hunter is a lobbyist for online gambling companies in Europe. A recent report from the Daily Mail suggests the procurement of political favors from Joe Biden via Hunter Biden by Yelena Baturina, a Russian oligarch who wired $3.5 million to Rosemont Seneca, a private investment firm co-owned by Hunter Biden. “[Hunter Biden] was getting a million dollars a year from a corrupt Ukrainian energy company,” Schweizer stated. Hillstone International’s company profile of James Biden touted his familial connection to Joe Biden as a professional attribute.
Wisconsin Poll: Joe Biden 47.5%, Donald Trump 47.1%
Joe Biden (D) and President Trump are statistically tied in battleground Wisconsin as the election enters its final stretch, a Trafalgar Group survey released Wednesday found. With less than a week to go, Trump and Biden are virtually tied in the Badger State, separated by less than half a percentage point. The survey, fielded October 24-25 among 1,082 respondents, showed the former vice president leading Trump by a razor-thin margin — 47.5 percent to 47.1 percent. The margin of error is +/-2.89 percent:According to early voting data gleaned from NBC News, over 1.3 million ballots have been returned in Wisconsin. “Cahaly’s firm, the Trafalgar Group, has emerged from the last two political cycles as one of the most accurate polling operations in America,” he wrote in a June 2020 post.
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