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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 806
Biden now has slim lead in Florida
MIAMI, Florida - Joe Biden has solidified a small but measurable lead over President Trump by a few points in Florida. This gives him the support of more than half of likely voters in the nation’s largest swing state. An NBC poll released this Thursday morning just five days before voting day, 51 percent of Florida likely voters prefer Biden, 47 percent favor Trump. The former vice president’s slight advantage of 4 percentage points falls w ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 822
Miles Taylor Admits Writing Damaging  Anonymous New York Times Editorial
Miles Taylor is an American former government official in the Trump administration. He was a Trump administration appointee who served in the United States Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, including as Chief of Staff to former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary Chad Wolf. While in the DHS, he helped craft talking points for the administration to defend its family separation policy. A lifelong Repu ...
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Wednesday October 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 812
Why Biden's poll lead is different from Hillary Clinton's
WASHINGTON — For many political junkies and analysts, the 2020 presidential campaign feels eerily familiar. The national polls show that the Democrat has a big lead. Some usually Republican states seem to be in play. And the Trump campaign is relying heavily on a strategy of focusing on its base. It's all very 2016, and it has Trump and Biden supporters wondering whether the result in November could look similar, as well. The similarities t ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 778
What Happens if Joe Biden is elected President but dies before he is sworn in as President?What happens if Joe Biden wins the election by winning at least 270 Electoral College votes but dies before he can take office and be sworn in? What if a winner dies after the Electoral College has voted, but before Congress has certified the vote? After the Electoral College votes, Congress must still convene on Jan. 6 to certify the results. If a presidential candidate won a majority of electoral votes and then died, it is not entirely cl ...

Tuesday October 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 830
Brett Kavanaugh foreshadows how Supreme Court could disrupt vote counting
(CNN)Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday night set the battle lines for how the Supreme Court should consider post-election lawsuits that could determine the outcome of the presidential race. As the court rejected a Democratic attempt to allow mail-in votes, postmarked by Election Day, to be received up to six days after the election in Wisconsin, Kavanaugh also suggested that state courts may not have the last word in interpreting state electio ...
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Tuesday October 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 845
Despite cries of censorship, conservatives dominate social media
Republicans have turned alleged liberal bias in Silicon Valley into a major closing theme of the election cycle, hauling tech CEOs in for virtual grillings on Capitol Hill while President Donald Trump threatens legal punishment for companies that censor his supporters. But a POLITICO analysis of millions of social media posts shows that conservatives still rule online. Right-wing social media influencers, conservative media outlets and othe ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 834
9 days to go: Biden's lead over Trump is holding, while Clinton's was collapsing at this point
(CNN)The clock is running out on President Donald Trump's chances for a comeback. He continues to trail former Vice President Joe Biden nationally and in the key swing states with just nine days to go. But perhaps most worrisome for the President: Trump's clearly behind his 2016 pace. By this point four years ago, he was rapidly closing the gap with Hillary Clinton. No such advancements can be seen in the 2020 polling against Biden. Right ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 840
Trump caps three-event day by attacking Barack Hussein Obama after ex-prez mocked him at Biden event
PRESIDENT Donald Trump started a Wisconsin campaign rally by attacking "Barack Hussein Obama" after the former president mocked him at a rally for Joe Biden. Trump went after Obama during his latest campaign stop, after the two presidents have spent the last few days trading barbs -- both on Twitter and from the podium. "Barack Hussein Obama arrived to help Sleepy Joe because Sleepy Joe is only capable of doing one of these ever three or fo ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 802
'SNL' final presidential debate sketch is yet again terrible
With nine days to go until the 2020 presidential election, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are making their final pitch to voters. So is “Saturday Night Live.” There is just one more episode of the comedy show to go before Election Day on Nov. 3 — and this week’s penultimate cold open parodying the last presidential debate didn’t change any minds. It was a wash. The situation had been looking up. Oct. 17’s politics sketc ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 825
Thousands lined up at NYC polls on first day of early voting
New Yorkers flocked to the polls Saturday for the first-ever start of early voting in a presidential race, willing to wait hours to cast ballots in one of the most contentious campaigns ever. More than 400 voters were queued up outside Madison Square Garden an hour before doors opened at 10 a.m. By mid afternoon, the NYPD said 5,000 people were on line. Blocks-long lines were reported outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and in Harlem, ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 835
Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, has tested positive for coronavirus
WASHINGTON – Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, Pence's spokesman said in a statement Saturday night after reports that another senior adviser had also tested positive. Short began isolating Saturday and assisting in the contact tracing process, according to Pence spokesman Devin O'Malley. Both Pence and his wife, Karen, tested negative Saturday and Pence is not curtailing his m ...
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Saturday October 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 808
Dare we dream of a Joe Biden win? Given all that's at stake, not yet
A friend calls to say he’s been having anxiety dreams about Donald Trump. Another, a highly rational man with a forensic intellect, tells me he’s found himself praying for a Joe Biden victory. A third reports checking polling website fivethirtyeight.com in the dead of night. Sometimes twice. None of these people live in the US, and none is a US citizen. More to the point, none of them is especially neurotic. But something about the US presiden ...
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Saturday October 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 842
President Trump takes time to vote in Florida
by Kristen Timbrook - The Oregon Herald Donald Trump has just voted for himself this morning for another term as president of the USA. He cast his vote in the 2020 presidential election at a library in West Palm Beach not far from his Mar-a-Lago resort. Of course, it is possible he voted for Joe Biden. Right? Trump told reporters after casting his ballot that he "voted for a guy named Trump." At a rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday, ...
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Friday October 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 858
A Day-By-Day Guide to What Could Happen If This Election Goes Bad
The coronavirus pandemic was always going to make the 2020 election uniquely complicated, and Donald Trump’s norm-busting style was always going to make it tense, but headlines in recent days have started to read like political thriller plot lines. We’ve seen Iranian skullduggery, dummy ballot boxes and mysterious threatening emails. Congressional Democrats are pleading with the military to respect a peaceful transition of power. A poll shows tha ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 810
Trump mocked after claiming fossil fuels 'cleaner' than wind which 'kills the birds'
he US President declared America is "energy independent" during a debate about climate change in the final presidential debate before the election last night. He also told rival Joe Biden "I know more about wind than you do", which was met by bewildered laughter from the Democrat, before the President added "it kills all the birds". Trump even hinted that he may not believe in carbon emissions. And Twitter, expectedly, had a field day. ...
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Friday October 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 823
Trump comes out strong. But is it too late?
Had Donald Trump debated three weeks ago the way he did Thursday, he might be in a better place. His defense of his handling of the pandemic was cogent. He aligned himself with the public health experts he’s previously attacked. He took credit for a robust stock market. ut there was no winning this debate — not 12 days out from an election in which 47 million people have already voted and the number of people who say they’re undecided is ro ...
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Friday October 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 860
Biden wins final presidential debate
(CNN)Joe Biden did a better job in the final debate on Thursday, according to a CNN Instant Poll of debate watchers. Overall, 53% of voters who watched the debate said that Biden won the matchup, while 39% said that President Donald Trump did. Viewers once again said that Biden's criticisms of Trump were largely fair (73% said they were fair, 26% unfair), and they split over whether Trump's attacks on Biden were fair (50% said yes, 49% no). ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 865
My Wild 2 Weeks Inside the Trump Campaign Bubble
LAS VEGAS — Monday was a day of rage for Donald Trump. He woke up at his Las Vegas hotel, a gold brick of glass on the edge of the Strip next to an abandoned lot, and was already in a foul mood. The previous day he had seen a TV ad that accused him of belittling American soldiers. “Losers. Suckers. Dopes. Babies,” the ad said. “That’s how Donald Trump describes our men and women in uniform.” He had railed about it at a rally in Carson City — “ ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 869
Barr's defense of Trump in E. Jean Carrol's suit could give presidents carte blanche
If President Donald Trump and the Justice Department have their way, presidents will be legally permitted to defame anyone during their four (or eight) years in office. On Wednesday, a federal judge in Manhattan will hear arguments on the Justice Department's motion to substitute the United States for Trump as the defendant in a defamation suit. The Justice Department filed a reply brief Monday, arguing that Trump's conduct occurred within the ...
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Thursday October 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 864
Obama's speech in Philadelphia was powerful, America needs more from him
Barack Obama finally hit the campaign trail for his former vice president, Joe Biden, on Wednesday night, after four years of mostly shying away from the political spotlight. But while his razor-sharp speech was a welcome reminder of how great a campaigner Obama is, maybe he doesn't have to spend the rest of his post-presidency as a warmup act. At the start of the Trump administration, Obama seemed to vanish overnight. We'd catch glimpses of h ...
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