Trump, Biden square off in key Midwestern states
Tampa (AFP) - Donald Trump and Joe Biden square off with rallies in key Midwestern states on Friday as a resurgent coronavirus further highlights their sharp differences just four days before the US presidential election.Even with the United States reaching another daily record in new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, President Trump stuck to his strategy of downplaying its dangerousness and calling for businesses to reopen.He has also ramped up fear-mongering, warning of rampaging "socialists" and seeking to portray his Democratic challenger as intent on shutting the country down.Biden has sou...
Biden's lead over Trump in Pennsylvania hasn't budged, poll says
PHILADELPHIA — Former Vice President Joe Biden is holding a steady lead with likely voters in Pennsylvania, with a new Franklin & Marshall College poll showing him up 6 percentage points over President Donald Trump.That edge in the survey released Thursday is unchanged from an F&M poll conducted in September, and in line with other surveys showing Biden leading in the state by mid- to high-single digits.Less than a week before Election Day, Biden is out-performing Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania counties she won in 2016 while Trump is lagging in counties he carried. Trump’s victory in Pennsylv...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Mike Bloomberg To Spend $15 Million On Ohio & Texas Ad Blitz For Biden
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pumping around $15 million worth of television ads into Texas and Ohio supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden days ahead of Election Day.Starting this week, the self-made billionaire will utilize his super-PAC, Independence USA, to air intensive Biden messages statewide in both traditionally red states.The ads will focus on the nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases under President Donald Trump, as Trump has lost popularity with crucial voting groups such as women and suburbanites. .Texas and Ohio are states that Trump won by a wide margin last ele...
Florida Man Steals Bulldozer To Destroy Joe Biden Campaign Signs
In Haines City, Florida, on Saturday, a white man drove a bulldozer through a predominantly black neighborhood, running over every campaign sign for Democratic candidate Joe Biden for president. The man, 26 year-old James Blight, was charged with both grand theft auto and trespassing, according to the police.Police soon arrested Blight, who claims that he was drunk and did not remember any of the incident. As of early Monday, he remained in Polk County jail.This has not been the first political incident in Florida prior to the election. The battleground state has seen other campaign signs in r...
'We're never going to lock down again,' Trump says in Tampa, as Biden vows in Broward to 'shut down the virus'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered dueling styles and differing priorities in simultaneous Florida rallies Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic worsened just five days before Election Day.The outcome of the deadlocked fight for Florida could determine who holds the keys to the White House.The candidates mocked each other in events that gave dramatically different optics to the ever-shrinking pool of voters left to cast their ballots in Florida.Biden blasted Trump’s handling of the virus at a drive-in event at Broward College’s north campu...
The US election campaign, with five days to go
Washington (AFP) - With five days to go before the US presidential election, here are some of the highlights from the campaign trail on Thursday:The candidates hit FloridaDonald Trump and Joe Biden concentrated their efforts on the key state of Florida, where the president sought to raise enthusiasm for an economic recovery to counter polls that show him slightly behind there.He again played down the dangers of Covid-19 in favor of reopening businesses and stuck with his strategy of fear-mongering."They will allow you nothing," the Republican said in Tampa, referring to Democrats."We're never ...
Greenwald resigns from The Intercept over Biden article
New York (AFP) - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald said Thursday he had resigned from The Intercept after the US investigative media outlet refused to publish his article critical of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.Greenwald, one of the first journalists to report on the Edward Snowden documents on US mass surveillance, said he was leaving the website he started in 2014 with two other journalists."The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept's editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to...
WHOA: Rep. Debbie Dingell says autoworkers are telling her they're voting for Trump after Biden 'confronted' and threatened one earlier this year
By Duncan SmithDemocratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan just delivered what could be the reason why her party may lose Michigan for the second presidential election in a row.In short: Joe Biden, the political *iability gaffe machine who’s just not in his right mind anymore*.She told CNN’s “New Day” Thursday that union autoworkers she’s talking to are telling her they’re *ot* pulling the lever for ‘Lunchbucket Joe.’“Yesterday, I had some of the autoworkers, who I thought were going to go back to Joe Biden, were very clear with me…they’re voting for President Trump,” Dingell said as she stutte...
The National Sentinel
Biden’s Win: The Highest Expected Return Bet
Whitney Tilson’s email to investors discussing the highest expected return bet he has seen in a while, just buy Joe Biden to win the election.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreMy aim with my daily e-mails is to educate, entertain, and enrich.I think I've done a reasonably good job with the first two points, but not so much on the enriching front... though I'd give myself high marks for warning my readers away from overpriced stock promotions like electric-truck maker Nikola (NKLA) and plastics recycler Loop Industries (LOOP), as well as now-bankrupt German payments-processor Wire...
Yousef Munayyer: 'Palestine activism will continue to grow in the US'
Speaking just a week before a historic presidential election, Yousef Munayyer is full of hope for the future of progressive politics in America.This comes despite Joe Biden, the firmly establishment Democratic challenger to President Trump, comfortably defeating his progressive rival Bernie Sanders in the primaries earlier this year.But it seems to Munayyer, and many others on the left, that Sanders' groundbreaking primary campaigns in both 2016 and 2020 sparked a growing appetite for a break with the status quo, and set in motion a sea change in attitudes towards social justice at home and ab...