Last Updated: 21:11 GMT Tuesday, 27 Oct. 2020

Melania Trump slams Biden, Dems in first solo campaign stop

Michael Rubinkam - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:57:52

Trump lifts tariffs on Canadian aluminium, but may resume them

President Trump threatens to reinstate tariffs if there is a surge in imports of the metal across the US border.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:49:35

Russia enacted a national mask mandate. Trump still won't do so, though it could save an estimated 130,000 lives.

Research shows masks can prevent coronavirus transmission and save lives. Amid a surge in cases, Russia has ordered citizens to wear face coverings.
Aylin Woodward / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:48:00

Donald Trump Doesn't Have a Gender Problem. He Has Two Gender Problems.

It is conventional wisdom that Donald Trump's support has cratered among women, especially suburban women. But is that really true? This goes through mid-October. Trump's basic approval rating has been remarkably steady among both men and women. However, voting intentions have changed a lot-though not in the way you might ...
Kevin Drum / Kevin Drum   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:42:22

Trump Falsely Claims Church Banned In Pennsylvania

President Trump keeps falsely declaring that various states run by Democratic governors are "closed" or "shut down," CNN reports. Said Trump: "The only thing you can do in Pennsylvania is [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:41:33

Judge rules US cannot shield Trump from rape defamation lawsuit

E Jean Carroll has accused Donald Trump of rape and is suing him for defamation over his denial.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:40:32

Even More Battleground State Polls

From Public Policy Polling: NORTH CAROLINA: Biden 51%, Trump 47% From Ipsos: MICHIGAN: Biden 52%, Trump 43% NORTH CAROLINA: Biden 49%, Trump 48% From SurveyUSA: NORTH CAROLINA: Biden 48%, Trump [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:39:08

Garam hawa: Donald Trump's remark about India's 'filthy' air has caused temperatures to soar in the country

Two desh ka netas in agitated discussion. 1st neta: How dare that Trump fellow call India's air 'filthy'! 2nd neta: It's like saying that our holy Ganga is polluted. Which it is, but only we...
Jug Suraiya / Times of India   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:35:56

Trump Mulls Executive Order to Show Support for Fracking

"President Trump is considering issuing an executive order mandating an economic analysis of fracking, according to senior administration officials, who say the initiative is aimed at highlighting his support for [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:34:21

US election 2020: Donald Trump faces coronavirus spike in Midwest states he needs the most

Gabe Loiacono is the kind of voter US President Donald Trump can ill afford to lose. He lives in a pivotal county of a swing state that is among a handful that will decide the presidency.A college history professor who last cast a ballot for a Democrat more than 20 ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:15:23

Barack Obama Says Trump Is 'Jealous Of Covid's Media Coverage'

Lydia O'Connor / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:12:52

A timeline of Trump's statements about the coronavirus juxtaposed with new cases throughout the pandemic

A recent poll found that 66% of Americans disapproved of how Trump had handled the pandemic. Here's how he downplayed the virus' threat as cases rose.
Susie Neilson,Yuqing Liu / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:06:00

Health care workers in Michigan criticize Trump's rally amid record Covid cases

"We are extremely concerned that the President's rallies will affect people in our communities,"
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:01:23

US election LIVE updates: Donald Trump to hold rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin while Joe Biden hits Georgia as third coronavirus wave continues to sweep nation

With just one week until US election day, President Trump plans to attend rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska today while Joe Biden has headed to Georgia. Follow our live coverage here.
Hanna Mills Turbet / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:56:51

Trump Pulls Florida Ads

"President Trump's campaign has all but pulled its advertising out of Florida, as it stakes its relatively small bank account on the industrial northern states that carried him to victory [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:56:00

Professors At Elite Universities Wrote An Open Letter Urging Business Leaders To 'Speak Out Against The Threat Trump Poses To Our Republic'

A blistering open letter, entitled "It's Time for America's Business Leaders to Speak Out Against the Threat Trump Poses to Our Republic," signed by college business professors across America, calls for corporate executives to take action.
Jack Kelly, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:48:28

‘The dog that didn’t bark’: Trump’s use of China as a campaign issue never got traction, analysts say

US President Donald Trump’s efforts to use the novel origins and other China-related issues as part of his re-election strategy has failed – averting what could have been further damage to a bilateral relationship already strained on multiple fronts, according to Eurasia campaign has found that blaming China for the ...
Robert Delaney / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:45:29

How QAnon Feeds into a Culture of Moral Panic

Jennifer Evans Politics, North America When Trump refused to call out QAnon in his Oct. 15 town hall, preferring to show sympathy for its purported fight against pedophilia, he tapped into a moral panic with deep historical roots. The danger that QAnon poses is not that it's endorsed by the ...
Jennifer Evans / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:38:00

Donald Trump and the banality of evil

Emptiness, lack of character and a fundamental unwillingness to take responsibility lurk at evil's core.
Scott Remer / Open Democracy   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:33:41

Biden seeks to expand Democratic electoral map with Georgia visit

Former vice-president lambasts Trump as a 'charlatan' and 'conman' who surrendered in war on Covid
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:33:23

Another tone-deaf sports executive threatens an end to leagues as we know it if Trump wins

By Duncan SmithThanks to a combination of things, not the least of which was the... This post Another tone-deaf sports executive threatens an end to leagues as we know it if Trump wins first appeared on HEDGE accordingly.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:30:15

Biden / Trump Prediction: Polls Tighten Donald Headed To Stunning Victory?

The election is only a week away, and Joe Biden / Donald Trump predictions are... This post Biden / Trump Prediction: Polls Tighten Donald Headed To Stunning Victory? first appeared on HEDGE accordingly.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:30:12

Obama mocked Trump for tweeting 'crazy things' as the president complained on Twitter that Fox News was airing his predecessor's speech

"Our president of the United States retweeted a post that claimed the Navy SEALs didn't actually kill Bin Laden. Think about that," Obama said.
John Haltiwanger / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:24:20

Report: U.S. Government Paid Over $2.5 Million To Trump's Businesses

The Trump Organization charged the government for food and hotel rooms -- and glasses of water.
Joe Walsh, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:20:50

The 15 Silicon Valley millionaires spending the most to beat Donald Trump

Prior to the 2016 race, these 15 people together had donated about $7 million in total federal contributions. Over the last two years alone? That figure is over $120 million. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images These tech titans have spent $120 million over the last two years, leading Silicon Valley's political ...
Theodore Schleifer / Vox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:20:00

Election 2020 live updates: Trump makes false statement about Election Day ballot counts

For all ballots legally entered to be counted, the law has always allowed states weeks to count votes after Election Day.
Sean Rossman, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:18:13

Today's 2020 Election Polls: Even GOP-Friendly Surveys Give Biden The Edge In Several Battlegrounds

President Trump has spent the past few days touting surveys by Republican-friendly pollsters with very mixed track records.
Jack Brewster, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:15:30

Trump Appointee Rescinds Rule Shielding Government News Outlets From Federal Tampering

The action comes amid concern that Michael Pack is turning outlets under his purview, including Voice of America, into a pro-Trump public relations arm.
Pranshu Verma / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:12:43

Trump Slams Fox News for Showing Obama Speech

"President Trump bashed Fox News repeatedly on Tuesday, agitated that the network was airing a campaign speech from former President Obama," The Hill reports. Said Trump: "I only saw he [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:09:52

Frustration mounts with Meadows' leadership amid pandemic handling

Trump aides are voicing concerns with Mark Meadows one week before the election after the White House chief of staff, in a stunning exchange Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper, said, "We are not going to control the pandemic."
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:07:50

Trump's Failed Coronavirus Response Part 2In February he knew...

Trump's Failed Coronavirus Response Part 2In February he knew COVID-19 was dangerous, but he intentionally downplayed it.In March he didn't want to be held responsible for it.He told governors they were responsible for getting ventilators and protective equipment - setting off bidding wars, state against state, city against city. He ...
Robert Reich   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:07:46

This Supreme Court Will Risk Its Legitimacy to Secure the Election for Trump

This is what a power grab looks like.
Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern / Moneybox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:06:36

Whitmer Hits Back At Trump After Repeated Attacks: 'He Has Only Lies, Vitriol, And Hate'

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) raked President Donald Trump over the coals on Tuesday in response to him persistently attacking...
Cristina Cabrera / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:05:27

Trump Spends Desperate Final Days Of Campaign Complaining About Fox

In a last-ditch attempt to distract from his disastrous handling of COVID-19 a week before the election, President Trump has...
Summer Concepcion / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:05:24

Congress has left town without passing a coronavirus aid bill. Now a 2nd round of $1,200 stimulus checks may have to wait until December.

"After the election we'll get the best stimulus package you've ever seen," Trump said Tuesday at a Pennsylvania rally.
Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:03:35

One Last Time, With Feeling: VOTE.

An incomplete list of reasons you must not sit this one out.
Michelle Cottle / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:02:17

Joe Biden vs. Hillary Clinton: Is Biden's Lead over Trump Any Stronger?

Rachel Bucchino Joe Biden, Harvard professor: "President Trump really needs to hammer home his message on the economy. COVID changed this election back in March. Back in January, everyone thought this would be an election about the economy, and Trump would win for sure. The performance of the economy over ...
Rachel Bucchino / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:02:00

White House Declares Pandemic Over As It Cites Renowned Scientist Ivanka Trump

The president's daughter, of course, has no training or background as a scientific expert.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:55:43

Former U.S. Attorneys Say Trump 'Politicized' DOJ, Endorse Biden

They wrote that prosecutors should be expected to make decisions based on 'the facts of the law without regard to their political implications.'
Elana Lyn Gross, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:54:45

Election 2020 live updates: Obama taunts Trump, 'he's jealous of COVID's media coverage'

Trump campaigns in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska as Biden stumps in Georgia.
Sean Rossman, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:50:46

Democrats Are Poised to Expand House Majority in GOP Turf

House Democrats are training their resources on once-solid Republican footholds in affluent suburban districts where voters feel alienated by President Trump.
Emily Cochrane and Catie Edmondson / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:47:52

Donald Trump Criticizes Biden In Latest 'Sleepy Joe' Tweet And Voters Respond

President Donald Trump took his opinions to Twitter on Tuesday after seeing Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a 'mental fog' while talking to reporters.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:46:10

'Presidential Malpractice' Over Covid-19

"Trump is guilty of presidential malpractice, and for the sake of the country should not be re-elected," two readers write. Also: Migrant children; the lawsuit again Google.
NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:44:48

Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort charged US taxpayers $3 for a glass of water

The president's properties have made millions off of taxpayers and Trump's supporters since he took office.
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:35:46

Reagan's FBI director and 19 other former GOP-appointed US attorneys endorse Biden, saying Trump is 'a threat to the rule of law'

The letter represents the latest in a series of GOP endorsements for the former vice president, who has stressed the need for bipartisanship.
John L. Dorman / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:31:05

The Trump campaign just ran an ad that appeared to imply the president won re-election, even though Facebook said it would ban any election content declaring an early victory

The ad on Facebook featured a sun with Trump's face and the audio: "It's morning in America. Donald J. Trump is still president of the United States."
Katie Canales / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:28:27

The absolutely bonkers threat Donald Trump made this week

• Biden makes late push for red states • The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:22:44

Four more years of George Lopez?

( Scott Johnson ) The Washington Post has run one of its putative fact checks on Joe Biden's confusion of George Bush with President Trump in the video I posted here yesterday. I have reposted the video at the bottom. The Post fact check by Meg Kelly runs under the ...
Scott Johnson / Power Line   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:22:06

Trump supporters rally at US Embassy in Jerusalem

The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:20:47

Gold Is Likely To Win This Election

Trump and Biden debated for the second and last time in this campaign. So, who will win this election, and why gold is likely to be the biggest winner of them all? Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met for ...
Arkadiusz Sieron / Value Walk   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:19:59

Bonus Quote of the Day

"The only people truly better off than they were four years ago are the billionaires that got Trump's tax cuts. In the meantime, he has not been able to manage [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:19:09

Republican Female Candidates Are Poised to Make Record Gains This Year. But Donald Trump's Unpopularity Could Bring Them Down

If the Republican Party could design its ideal female Congressional candidate for a moderate district in a swing state, she would probably look like Lisa Scheller. The 61-year-old chemical manufacturing executive is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the mother of two grown children. Staunchly conservative and ...
Alana Abramson / Time   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:18:22

Trump's Weakness With Older Voters Could Cost Him Florida - And The White House

Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 17 points with voters over 65. But his margin is only half of that against Joe Biden, according to recent polls.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:18:16

Whitmer: Trump's 'Cruel, Adolescent' Attacks Are Putting Women Leaders In Danger

The Michigan governor criticized Trump for attacks against herself and Kamala Harris.
Jemima McEvoy, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:15:32

Biden 'Zombie' Clip Goes Viral As Trump Campaign Gambles On Unconventional Ads Into Election

Biden 'Zombie' Clip Goes Viral As Trump Campaign Gambles On Unconventional Ads Into Election Tyler Durden Tue, 10/27/2020 - 14:10 With the 2020 election just days away, the Trump campaign is firing up the base with a pair of hilarious campaign ads - which are currently going viral. On Sunday, ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:10:00

The 44 Presidents of the United States who came before Donald Trump

Telegraph reporters / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:07:10

More than 67 million Americans have voted with one week until Election Day

A record number of voters have already cast their ballots in the race between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden as the coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for mail-in and in-person early voting.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:06:09

The US Election's Chaos Quotient

While hoping for a conclusive outcome on November 3 (or immediately thereafter), market watchers unfortunately must prepare for the worst. After all, US President Donald Trump and the Republicans are not even hiding their plans to steal the election.
Nouriel Roubini / Project Syndicate   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:05:43

As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science

The administration is imposing new limits on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would undercut action against global warming.
Christopher Flavelle and Lisa Friedman / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:04:58

Trump's properties have raked in more than $8 million from US taxpayers and the president's supporters since he took office

The Washington Post reported that Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort even billed taxpayers for a $3 glass of water when he met with Shinzo Abe.
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:04:17

In Final Week, Trump Is Committed To Crafting Alternate Reality Where He's Winning

In a truth that may be belied by the hyper-anxiety of online Democrats, things are not looking so good for...
Kate Riga / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:04:09

College-Educated Women Are Fleeing Donald Trump. It Could Cost Him North Carolina

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME's politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. Four years ago, Democrats in North Carolina were feeling pretty good at this point in the campaign. They had almost 390,000 projected Democrats' ballots ...
Philip Elliott / Time   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:04:00

Permanently Extending the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, President Trump Would Cut Taxes by $1.1 Trillion through 2030

During each presidential election, the Tax Policy Center analyzes the tax policies of the two major candidates. This year, TPC estimated the effects of Democratic...
Robert McClelland, Mark J. Mazur / TaxVox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:02:00

Voting 2020 live updates: Trump urges Biden voters to 'spoil' ballot and vote for him; mail your ballot today to make sure it's counted

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John Bacon and Cara Richardson, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:00:57

Trump picked up an endorsement from The Boston Herald, while The N.H. Union Leader broke tradition for Biden

The Herald pointed to the president "putting America first on trade, defense, the courts and, again, the economy."
Christopher Gavin / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:00:31

To compete with China and Russia, America needs a new era of multilateralism

An image of Chinese President Xi Jinping appearing by video link at the United Nations 75th anniversary is seen on an outdoor screen as pedestrians walk past below in Beijing on September 22, 2020. | Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images Progressives want to revive global cooperation. But the US must ...
Will Moreland / Vox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:00:00

20 Former GOP US Attorneys Snub Trump, Offering 'Strongest Endorsement' Of Biden

A group of former U.S. attorneys appointed by Republican presidents issued a letter on Tuesday backing Democratic nominee Joe Biden's...
Zoë Richards / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:57:51

Trump Says Counting Ballots After Election Is Illegal

President Trump falsely claimed that it was against the law to count mail-in ballots after Election Day. Said Trump: "It would be very, very proper and very nice if a [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:56:50

US election polls tracker: Will Donald Trump or Joe Biden win the 2020 presidential race?

Bruno Riddy / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:54:56

Comedian Sarah Cooper Doesn't Need Donald Trump Anymore

Cooper, who has a new Netflix special out, built her name lip-syncing the President. But she has plenty of other plans for the future
Megan McCluskey / Time   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:52:35

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins explains middle finger to Phoenix caravan supporting Donald Trump

Passengers in a Phoenix caravan supporting President Trump said Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins flipped them off. Hopkins said it wasn't political.
Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:52:27

Obama offers blistering criticism of Trump: 'He's jealous of Covid's media coverage'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered blistering criticism of President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:51:54

On Iran, America First Has Become America Alone

Alexander Langlois Iran, Middle East Multilateralism and diplomacy lie at the crux of addressing the issue of Iran and other global issues Since Donald Trump took office, the United States has resorted to a unilateral foreign policy that undermines the multilateral system. The effects of this approach have alienated the ...
Alexander Langlois / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:51:00

Records Show Trump's Border Wall Is Costing Taxpayers Billions More Than Initial Contracts

This article first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter...
John Light / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:49:39

Where Biden and Trump stand in the polls 7 days out from the election

A slight tightening of the polls in Pennsylvania is the biggest development in a race otherwise defined by stasis over the past few months.
Jake Lahut / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:47:02

Without a Platform, Trump Falls

The GOP program is the same as in 2016, even though Covid-19 changed the world.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:44:00

Trump Wants to Pick Off Nevada. But Biden Is Holding a Lead, Our Poll Shows.

Joe Biden has a six-point advantage in the latest New York Times/Siena College poll of Nevada, where unemployment has soared amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sydney Ember and Isabella Grullón Paz / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:39:13

Asking people in each state who they think will win suggests that the presidential election may be very close.

In new survey research, Andreas E. Murr and Michael S. Lewis-Beck asked people in each of the 50 states and Washington DC who they thought would win their state in the presidential election. Adding up their raw data, their survey suggests that President Trump will win re-election next week with ...
Blog Admin / USAPP   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:30:52

President Wants NYPD To Let Officer Who Proclaimed 'Trump 2020' Over Police Horn To Return To Work

"Thank you to the most incredible people on earth. I stand with you 100%."
Tommy Beer, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:27:09

Taxpayers Have Paid Trump at Least $8.1 Million

Washington Post: "Since his first month in office, Trump has used his power to direct millions from U.S. taxpayers - and from his political supporters - into his own businesses. [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:26:30

The Victims of Trump's Family Separation Policy Will Not Be Fine

A study of Jewish children split from their families during the Holocaust suggests that separation's damage is deep and long-lasting.
Rebecca Onion / Moneybox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:25:42

More Battleground State Polls

From New York Times/Siena: NEVADA: Biden 49%, Trump 43% From Civiqs: PENNSYLVANIA: Biden 52%, Trump 45%
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:20:56

Trump's Manufacturing Promises Disappoint as Economy Sours

Foxconn's failure to deliver on a Wisconsin project underscores the limits of the president's power to make companies bend to his will.
Alan Rappeport / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:20:07

Over 600 U.S. Business School Professors Sign Open Letter Declaring President Trump Is A 'Threat To The Republic'

Deepak Malhotra (Harvard Business School), It's Time for America's Business Leaders to Speak Out Against the Threat Trump Poses to Our Republic: An Open Letter & Call for Action - Signed by Business School Professors from Across America Polarization in American politics is at record highs, with Republicans and Democrats...
Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:20:00

Biden goes on offence in Georgia while Trump targets Midwest

One week until election day, Joe Biden is pushing into territory where President Donald Trump was once expected to easily repeat his wins from four years ago.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:15:05

President Trump Wants the Affordable Care Act Overturned. It Would Cut Taxes Substantially for High-Income Households

On November 10-just a week after the election--the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care...
Gordon B. Mermin / TaxVox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:10:00

While Trump's impeachment now seems forgotten, it damaged his political capital and reduced his sway in the Republican Party

To say that 2020 has been an eventful year is an understatement. A global pandemic, national uprisings against racial injustice, an economic collapse - these are just the major items. It's easy to forget that earlier this year, President Trump survived an impeachment trial. Below, Julia Azari explores how this ...
Blog Admin / USAPP   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:04:48

Scaramucci: 'I applaud the President for unifying the country. It just happens to be against him'

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci joins MSNBC's Craig Melvin to share what he is hearing from his Wall Street insiders about their faith in President Trump's campaign and his predictions for Election Day.
MSNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:04:02

Trump Faces COVID-19 Surge In Critical Midwest Battlegrounds

The virus is getting worse in states that the incumbent president needs to win the most as the region is raging with new infections.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:02:05

A Crucial Reset

Donald Trump embodies the worst in us. By "us" I mean both the human species generally and the American people in particular, since the salient qualities of Trump's personality, without exception, are extreme examples of tendencies to which anyone who grows up breathing the polluted air of American capitalism might ...
Matthew Aucoin / NY Review of Books   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:00:19

Records Show Trump's Border Wall Is Costing Taxpayers Billions More Than Initial Contracts

by Perla Trevizo and Jeremy Schwartz ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan local newsroom that informs and engages with Texans. Sign up for ...
by Perla Trevizo and Jeremy Schwartz / ProPublica   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:00:00

Obama Knocks Trump For Being 'Jealous Of COVID's Media Coverage'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday threw more jabs at President Trump's disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has...
Summer Concepcion / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:55:22

Stressed about the election? You're not alone. How to stay calm ahead of Nov. 3

With the presidential election less than a week away, Americans divided by their support for Trump or former Biden also are united.
Josh Peter, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:55:15

Becoming a U.S. Citizen to Vote Against Trump

An immigrant and first-time voter explains what drove her to the naturalization ceremony, and the polls.
Mary Harris / Moneybox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:53:01

Trump Doesn't Have Many Newspaper Endorsements This Year - But He Did Win The Support Of These Outlets

The New York Post urged its readers to vote for Trump, despite not making a general election endorsement in 2016.
Joe Walsh, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:47:51

US can’t shield Trump from rape accuser E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit, judge rules

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a US government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a writer who said the president falsely denied raping her in a Manhattan department store a quarter century ago.US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan refused to let ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:46:30

2020 U.S. election roundup for Oct. 27: Joe Biden and Donald Trump hit battleground states with a week left

In the news today: Joe Biden is going on the offence in Georgia, while Trump will visit Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, the so-called "blue wall" states he flipped in 2016.
Star staff,wire services / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:45:32

Supreme Court Is Set To Hear A Case That Could Overturn The ACA

Misplaced priorities - decisive action on a Supreme Court nominee and a hearing on a case that could overturn the Affordable Care Act, not on helping the American people Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more From the day Amy Coney Barrett was announced as Trump's nominee for the ...
Anna Peel / Value Walk   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:45:06

Win or Lose, It's Donald Trump's Republican Party

Elaina Plott: "For all the attention paid to what Trump represents in American politics, the most salient feature of his ascent within the Republican Party might be what he doesn't [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:36:19

With a Week to Go, It's Looking Like a Landslide

With seven days to go, the Economist poll aggegrate shows Joe Biden as far ahead of Donald Trump as ever: Here are their state-level predictions: I really, really want to see a landslide election. I want Republicans to lose the presidency, lose the Senate, lose the House, and lose a ...
Kevin Drum / Kevin Drum   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:28:52

Weekly Review

In Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony's gravestone was outfitted with a plastic shield in order to prevent damage from "I Voted" stickers. The post Weekly Review first appeared on Harper's Magazine .
Harper's Magazine / Harper's Magazine   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:26:25

Biden Heads For Georgia, Trump The Midwest As US Election Enters Final Week

Democrat Joe Biden was campaigning in the once reliably Republican state of Georgia on Tuesday and President Donald Trump was hopscotching across the Midwest as the US election campaign entered its final week.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:24:18

Quote of the Day

"He's jealous of COVID's media coverage." - Barack Obama, once again sharply criticizing President Trump over his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:23:13

Why Trump's Newest Deal Is a 'Win-Win-Win' for US, Sudan, and Israel

The Trump administration on Friday announced a pair of historic events in U.S.-Sudan relations: the official notification to Congress that, after 27 years, the president... Read More The post Why Trump's Newest Deal Is a 'Win-Win-Win' for US, Sudan, and Israel appeared first on The Daily Signal .
Joshua Meservey / The Foundry   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:17:10

Judge Rejects Justice Department's Bid To Shield Trump From Carroll Lawsuit

The DOJ said Trump denied the rape allegations as an official part of his job, a U.S. District Judge disagreed.
Daniel Cassady, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:14:51

US global role at stake in this election

A Trump victory would shatter it, but defeat may only defer that tragic withdrawal
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:12:09

Gretchen Whitmer Rebukes Trump In Powerful Essay: He's 'Failed Our Country'

The Michigan governor, who was the target of a failed kidnapping plot by a far-right militia group, wrote in The Atlantic that Americans "deserve better."
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:08:50

Trump Packs the Court His Way

The appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court will almost certainly produce a hard conservative majority that may well thwart the progressive policies that US presidential candidate Joe Biden seeks to enact. It could also overturn longstanding precedents that have expanded American liberties.
Elizabeth Drew / Project Syndicate   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:05:57

The Coronavirus Case Trump Could Have Made

The race might look a lot different today if the president had staked out a position between alarmism and ignorance.
Isaac Schorr / National Review   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:04:12

The false link between Amy Coney Barrett and The Handmaid's Tale, explained

Activist Tamara Stevens, dressed as a Handmaid, leaving the Georgia Capitol, May 16, 2019. | John Amis/AFP/Getty Images They're not actually connected. But the story spread anyway. On Monday, Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump's nominee to take Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, was officially confirmed and sworn ...
Constance Grady / Vox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:03:06

Three Possible Outcomes

Bill Kristol asks to consider three alternate Wednesday, November 4th headlines: "Trump loses presidency as Midwest flips; GOP holds Senate." "Trump defeated by big margin; election called early as Florida [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:00:50

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

If President Donald Trump wins reelection next week, it seems unlikely he will unveil the health plan he's been promising since before his election in 2016. Still, other aspects of health care could be featured in his second-term agenda.Not having a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act may be ...
Guest Voice / Moderate Voice   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:00:38

Why Hunter Biden's Email Release Won't Help Trump's Reelection, According To Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says he doesn't think President Trump's attacks on Hunter Biden will sway voters in his favor. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's "best moment" in the final debate came when he brushed off Trump's attacks on his family and turned the conversation back to the American people, ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:00:17

20 Ex-U.S. Attorneys, All Republicans, Back Biden

Twenty former U.S. attorneys - all of them Republicans - on Tuesday publicly called President Trump "a threat to the rule of law in our country," and urged that he [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:59:10

Trump Supporters Taunt Hillary Clinton For Her 'Vote Them Out' Tweet

Hillary Clinton took her thoughts to Twitter on Monday after Amy Barrett's confirmation of a Supreme Court seat, and Trump supporters aren't having it. "Senate Republicans just pushed through a Supreme Court justice who will help them take away Americans' health care in the middle of a pandemic. For them, ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:53:53

Another Pollster Sees a Trump Win

The president will carry Pennsylvania and prevail in the election, according to Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research.
Kyle Smith / National Review   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:53:36

Trump's Rallies Don't Move the Needle

Bloomberg: "Trump held three rallies Monday, all in Pennsylvania, with three more scheduled Tuesday and as many as five or six a day expected by the weekend. The rallies befit [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:51:28

Biden's Lead Now Double-Digits Nationally

A new CNBC poll finds Joe Biden leads Donald Trump nationally, 51% to 40%, a two-point increase from the June poll and six points better than April.
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:49:52

Trump-Picked VOA Boss Eliminates 'Firewall' Between Journalists And Political Management

The man in charge of a network of government funded news outlets announced late Monday that he was eliminating the...
Matt Shuham / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:49:05

A Fired-Up Obama's 2020 Job: Guarding Biden and Needling Trump

Clearly relishing the chance to strike back at his successor, the former president has been willing to throw punches on behalf of Joe Biden's unity-focused campaign.
Glenn Thrush / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:46:42

Any True Recovery Must Include US Workers

Katrina vanden Heuvel The pandemic has exacerbated the cruel inequities of the US economy. The post Any True Recovery Must Include US Workers appeared first on The Nation .
Katrina vanden Heuvel / The Nation   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:45:21

Donald Trump is (still) totally obsessed with crowd size

With his political career on the line in mere days, President Donald Trump is still fixated on making sure that everyone knows he can still draw a crowd. A big one.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:45:04

Trump campaign ran a Facebook ad implying he won the election, which is supposed to be against Facebook's rules

President Donald Trump's campaign appears to have a victory ad ready to go on Facebook.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:44:45

Federal judge rejects Justice Department's effort to defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll rape defamation suit

Trump's statements about the decades-old "allegations have no relationship to the official business of the United States," the judge wrote.
John Haltiwanger / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:41:30

Trump's Justices Have Finally Spelled Out Their Hardcore Approach To Election Disputes

A Supreme Court order that backed a Wisconsin voter restriction served as a jumping off point for two President Trump-appointed...
Tierney Sneed / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:31:50

Trump Is Surely Suggesting Early Voters "Change" Their Votes Because It Might Slow Down the Count

Few states allow changes, but Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin are among them.
Elliot Hannon / Moneybox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:29:28

Sanctuary Cities Reduce Deportations Without Increasing Crime

Alex Nowrasteh How immigrants, especially illegal immigrants, affect crime has been the most salient debate topic in America for many years. Trump began his 2015 quest for the Republican nomination by warning of Mexican illegal immigrant criminals. The 2015 killing of Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant and subsequent other ...
Alex Nowrasteh / Cato   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:25:44

Stop the music! Chorus of artists tell Trump to turn it down

Andrew Dalton - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:19:38

Brett Kavanaugh foreshadows how Supreme Court could disrupt vote counting

• With Barrett seated, GOP pushes for SCOTUS hearing of Pennsylvania voting case
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:18:12

Judge rejects US request to shield Trump from rape accuser's defamation lawsuit

A federal judge has denied Trump's request that the US replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:12:32

Completely Dismissing the NY Post's Joe Biden Claims Is a Mistake

Ted Galen Carpenter Politics, Americas Unfortunately, group-think appears to be running amok among the mainstream media. In the process, that attitude has short-circuited meaningful inquiry into not only the behavior of a major party presidential candidate but the conduct of the Ukrainian and Chinese governments. Trump-hatred, combined with group-think, is ...
Ted Galen Carpenter / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:06:00

Former U.S. attorneys appointed by Republican presidents endorse Joe Biden

Former U.S. attorneys who were appointed by both presidents Bush, Reagan, Nixon and Eisenhower have come out against Trump and for Joe Biden.
Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:05:48

To Ban Evictions During COVID-19, the CDC Demands Huge Expansion of Executive Power

A mounting number of lawsuits are challenging the Trump administration's claim that it can adopt any policy it deems reasonably necessary to combat the pandemic.
Christian Britschgi / Hit & Run   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:39

Ted Cruz On Trump's Hunter Biden Focus: 'I Don't Think It Moves A Single Voter'

Several top conservatives have broken with Trump over his fixation on his opponent's son, who he has mentioned on all but one day since Oct. 13.
Andrew Solender, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:58:59

Trump Campaigns With No Agenda

President Trump's norm-shattering ways now extend to a refusal to tell voters how he will spend another four years in the White House.
Lisa Lerer and Annie Karni / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:57:24

Justice Department can't represent President Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation case, judge rules

E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of rape. He denied it. She sued him for defamation. Then the Justice Department got involved.
Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:56:58

Mass. voters weigh in on political leadership during COVID-19 pandemic in new poll

Gov. Charlie Baker got high marks-President Donald Trump, not so much.
Dialynn Dwyer / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:49:44

Trump Tones Down Immigration Message

A Wall Street Journal review found that immigration was the fourth most mentioned issue in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign TV ads but has barely cracked the top 10 this cycle. [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:46:18

Undocumented immigrants may actually make American communities safer - not more dangerous - new study finds

President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that undocumented immigrants cause more crime, but new research suggests the opposite might be true. Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images Robert M. Adelman, University at Buffalo and Lesley Reid, University of Alabama The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The ...
Guest Voice / Moderate Voice   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:46:14

Ted Cruz says the swelling national debt will re-emerge as a major concern for Republicans

Under Trump, Republicans drove up the deficit with tax cuts and spending increases. They are reluctant to back another large coronavirus relief bill.
Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:42:27

Biden holds a big lead over Trump, but race could tighten, according to CNBC All America Survey

Biden leads President Donald Trump 51% to 40%, a two-point increase from the June poll and six points better than April.
Steve Liesman   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:41:00

These Celebrities Are Celebrating a Birthday Today

Today's birthdays include one of Donald Trump's ex-wives, the daughter of one of the most famous rock stars in history, and one of the best known British actors in the world. The list also has a... 803292 Kelly Osbourne | 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards â Arrivals
Douglas A. McIntyre / 24/7 Wall St.   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:40:53

US confidence under renewed pressure

NORTH AMERICA: While the Conference Board measure of consumer sentiment fell marginally, there was a bigger decline in the more important expectations series, particularly in key Presidential election swing states. This does not bode well for Donald Trump's chances of re-election and with incomes being squeezed and Covid-19 cases on ...
Ing   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:40:00

Judge rejects Justice Department bid to defend Trump in defamation case

A federal judge in New York has ruled that a libel suit filed against President Trump by E. Jean Carroll cannot be dismissed and rejected the Department of Justice's bid to defend him in the case. NBC's Pete Williams has details.
MSNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:39:50

Watch: Each Presidential candidate's path to victory and how election night projections will be different this year (VIDEO)

CBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto explains the paths Donald Trump and Joe Biden need to follow to win the electoral college and the election - and how election night projections will be different this year. Watch: The post Watch: Each Presidential candidate's path to victory and how ...
JOE GANDELMAN, Editor-In-Chief / Moderate Voice   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:36:26

Trump suggested he wanted to 'just drive the hell out of here' back to his pre-presidency life during a rally in Pennsylvania

After apparently musing about returning to his "great life" before the White House, Trump said he was still "so happy" with his work as president.
Mia Jankowicz / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:29:01

EPA Cancels LGBTQ Pride And Resilience Event Due To Trump Crackdown

After Trump banned diversity trainings in sweeping guidelines, employees compared the atmosphere at the agency to the Red Scare.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:27:09

Here's how Trump and Biden stack up on crucial foreign policy issues, from Iran to China

Either Trump or Biden will have to deal with an array of issues, from trade with China to wars in the Middle East.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:24:02

Michael Bloomberg pours $15 million into last-minute ad campaign to boost Biden in key battleground states of Texas and Ohio

If Biden is able to capture these two Republican-leaning states that Trump won in 2016, he will be well on his way to an Electoral College landslide.
John L. Dorman / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:23:15

Pro-Trump Outlets Say Reelection Support Is Due To A 'Deeply Flawed And Dangerous' Party

Update 10/27/2020 10:50 a.m. EDT-- On Tuesday, the Boston Herald also publicly endorsed President Trump. Original Story:
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:23:00

Ted Cruz On Trump's Hunter Biden Obsession: It Doesn't Move 'A Single Voter'

The Texas senator dismissed the president's attacks on Joe Biden's son, echoing other conservatives who have also spoken out against that narrative.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:19:57

Satire: S.T.O.P.

Donald Trump has declared, "The only way we're going to lose this election is if the election is rigged," Given that he is infallible, Trump has stepped up efforts to thwart this rigging by creating a taskforce called STOP which is designed to prevent progressives from casting their ballots. Though ...
Guest Voice / Moderate Voice   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:18:30

'Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine' gives the Trump satirist a bigger stage on Netflix

Sarah Cooper's spot-on parodies of President Trump turned her into a social-media sensation, a promotional opportunity that didn't present an obvious way to translate that into a more expansive version. Happily, her guest-star-studded Netflix variety special incorporates her most famous shtick -- satirically lip-synching Trump speeches and interviews -- while ...
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:13:07

Biden Georgia bound, Trump targets Midwest: US election live news

With just seven days until the election, a whopping 64.7 million US citizens have already cast their ballots.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:09:40

When the lid was lifted

( Scott Johnson ) Yesterday the Biden campaign declared yet another so-called lid on his campaign appearances. After President Trump mocked him - for "wav[ing ] a white flag on life," while speaking with reporters at one of his three Pennsylvania rallies - the Biden campaign briefly lifted the lid. ...
Scott Johnson / Power Line   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:06:13

Is the US Headed Towards a Disputed Election?

Donald Trump's repeated efforts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the upcoming election has further intensified the polarization that has increasingly defined American politics in recent years. Now, many fear a drawn-out dispute over the results.
Richard Pildes / Project Syndicate   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:06:00

Trump must remain the defendant in rape defamation claim case filed by E. Jean Carroll, judge rules

The DOJ argued that Trump was acting in his capacity as a government employee when he said E. Jean Carroll was lying and motivated by money in claiming he raped her.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:00:44

Donald Trump's Immigration Policies are Extreme (And Can be Easily Reversed)

Miranda Cady Hallett Immigration, North America Four years ago, candidate Trump was on the offensive about enforcement, portraying immigration as a threat to American security. Trump laid out his platform in an Aug. 31, 2016, campaign speech. This overview examines President Trump's record on three big promises made in that ...
Miranda Cady Hallett / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:00:00

Trump Must Remain Defendant In Rape Case

"A federal judge on Tuesday rejected an effort by the Department of Justice to have the United States government replace President Trump in a lawsuit in which he is accused [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:59:52

Anti-Trump 'America 2030' Ad Shows Dystopian Future: 'End This Nightmare'

A new ad depicting a Trump-run country in 2030 has hit social media from the Democratic Coalition. The hard-hitting ad is part of an effort to "Win America Back" from Trump, urging voters to "end the nightmare" and vote Democrat. According to the ad's creators, the "Win America Back PAC" ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:58:04

Judge: US can't replace Trump in columnist's slander suit

Larry Neumeiser - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:57:47

Cruz Says Hunter Biden Attacks Won't Work

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says he doesn't think that President Trump's attacks on Hunter Biden will move even one voter, The Hill reports. Said Cruz: "One of Biden's best points [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:57:32

Analysis: Trump tries to distract Americans on pandemic as polls fail to budge

President Donald Trump claimed a place in history Monday when Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation secured a dominant conservative majority on the Supreme Court, but the pomp of his victory lap could not disguise the reality of a pandemic that has placed his presidency in deep peril a week before the ...
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:55:48

Judge Blocks Justice Department's Bid To Shield Trump From Rape Defamation Lawsuit

The DOJ had argued that the U.S. should replace Trump as the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the columnist E. Jean Carroll.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:55:06

Black America will have no one else to blame if we do not seize this moment and vote

Black voters have Biden's attention, much more than they ever had or will have Trump's. Grab the chance to correct 400 years of systemic oppression.
Mario A. Brossard, Opinion contributor / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:53:25

Barrett will quickly enter the fray of Trump's legal battles - including any over election results

She'll also take part when the court hears a challenge to the Affordable Care Act a week after the election.
Washington Post / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:51:55

Trump's attacks on Hunter Biden haven't won the president a single extra vote, says Ted Cruz

'I don't think it moves a single voter,' said Sen. Ted Cruz during an interview with 'Axios on HBO.'
Thomas Colson / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:48:37

Judge Smacks Down DOJ Role In Defending Trump From Rape Claim

A federal judge blocked the Justice Department from intervening to protect President Trump from a lawsuit accusing him of rape,...
Josh Kovensky / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:47:51

No future for GOP that embraces Trump as leader: Lincoln Project co-founder

Lincoln Project co-founders Reed Galen and Jennifer Horn join Morning Joe to discuss the state of the Republican Party under Trump and the future of a GOP that embraces Trump as its leader.
MSNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:43:53

The absurd controversy over Joe Biden's "transition away from the oil industry"

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding his campaign plane at Nashville International Airport on October 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Trump wants to make the shift to clean energy sound abrupt and scary. At the second and final 2020 presidential debate on ...
David Roberts / Vox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:40:00

Seven days from US Election Day: What you need to know

Early voting surges as Donald Trump and Joe Biden barnstorm the nation in the final days of the presidential campaign.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:38:24

Judge rejects DOJ's attempt to defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll rape defamation lawsuit

A federal judge on Tuesday denied the Justice Department's effort to intervene in a defamation lawsuit brought against President Donald Trump by a longtime magazine columnist who has alleged he raped her, paving the way for the case to proceed.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:31:58

Barrett Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice, Reshaping Judiciary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump's nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump's choice to fill the vacancy of ...
Lisa Mascaro / Real Clear Politics   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:29:29

Trump Plans Campaign Trip to Omaha

Wall Street Journal: "Nebraska's Second Congressional District awards just 0.37% of the 270 Electoral College votes it takes to win the presidency, but the Omaha-area district has been getting outsize [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:28:12

Biden Goes on Offense in Georgia While Trump Targets Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) - One week until Election Day, Joe Biden is going on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia - which hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1992 - and pushing into other territory where President Donald Trump was once expected to easily repeat his wins from four years ago. ...
Kevin Freking & Will Weissert & Alexandra Jaffe / Real Clear Politics   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:13:08

Election 2020 live updates: Biden in Georgia, Trump makes Midwest swing 7 days before Election Day

After Amy Coney Barrett's swearing in, Trump campaigns in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska as Biden stumps in Georgia.
Sean Rossman, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:09:21

Trump Mimics Coronavirus 'Superspreader' Event in Barrett Swearing In

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election.
Peter Baker / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:08:12

Roach: Lockdown not freedom is winning the great virus fight

By STEPHEN S. ROACH at Project Syndicate: US President Donald Trump wears his recent experience with COVID-19 infection as some perverse badge of courage, rather than as a warning of what may lie ahead. And the adverse economic consequences of his administration's approach to the pandemic could not contrast more ...
David Llewellyn-Smith / MacroBusiness   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:05:34

Trump Wonders Why Press Talks About 'COVID, COVID, COVID' Amid Surge Of New Cases

President Donald Trump early Tuesday doubled down on a false claim that the United States is "rounding the turn" in...
Zoë Richards / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:01:05

The Countdown: Amy Coney Barrett's judging and mothering

Donald Trump hails her as a "mother of school-age children", but others see her lack of experience.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:00:54

Column: How China took Trump to the cleaners in their big trade deal

China hasn't come close to meeting the commitments on trade it gave Trump in January
Michael Hiltzik / LA Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:00:28

Who wants Donald Trump to win? Surprisingly, many Chinese

Say what you like about Donald Trump, it appears many ethnic Chinese want to see a second term for the US president. Among these are mainland Chinese who prefer him for four more years whether they support or oppose his anti-China policies; Hong Kong Chinese who love the measures the ...
Alex Lo / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:00:19

Donald Trump's Trade Wars Did More Harm Than Good

Rebecca Ray Politics, North America Intended to protect a country's own workers, they wind up doing a lot of self-inflicted damage, as retaliatory tariffs drive up the cost of exports, hurting businesses and workers at home as well as abroad. The 2016 election was a referendum on free trade, which ...
Rebecca Ray / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:00:00

Meet the four women who preceded Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court

Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old U.S. Court of Appeals judge nominated by President Donald Trump, fills the seat left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18.
Staff, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:53:22

Ocasio-Cortez Delivers Yet Another Takedown After Trump's Rally Insult

Josie Harvey / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:43:45

Ex-Trump Officials Line Up Against Him In Damning New Republican Ad

Ed Mazza / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:40:28

Day 1375 Of The Trump Administration

What an insightful observation! The lying is the story:Trump's "falsehoods are the foundation of his campaign rallies and the connective tissue of the often 90-minute narrative he spins at every stop," @YLindaQiu and @shearm write Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 27, 2020 "The lying is the story." Never too late!
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:37:00

In Election 2020, infrastructure reform depends on the Senate-not the presidency

Of all the promises Donald Trump made as a presidential candidate in 2016, the mostly likely seemed to be a major infrastructure package. Infrastructure doesn't elicit the same partisan tensions as tax law or health care, and Trump's real estate experience also felt like a major advantage when it came ...
Adie Tomer / Brookings   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:36:00

Why the Senior Vote Could Help Make Joe Biden President

Karlyn Bowman Politics, Americas Senior citizens carry disproportionate clout at the ballot box, and recent polls among older voters give Joe Biden an edge over Donald Trump. A new report from the States of Change project* looks at how generational change could affect future elections. The authors base their projections ...
Karlyn Bowman / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:35:00

New Battleground State Polls

From Civiqs: GEORGIA: Biden 51%, Trump 46% From Florida Atlantic University: FLORIDA: Biden 50%, Trump 48% From University of Nevada: NEVADA: Biden 50%, Trump 41%
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:23:31

Trump's scorched Earth

What we are witnessing in the Trump times is thelast stand of angry, old, white men, who would sooner destroy the institutions of democracy than share them with those who will follow. Conservatives - whom Robert Nisbet called "prophets of the past" - no longer strive to conserve institutions. Instead ...
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:19:22

The S&P 500 could jump 14% to 3,900 if Trump wins the election, JPMorgan says

A Trump victory is the "most favorable outcome for equities," a team of analysts led by chief US equity strategist Dubravko Lakos-Bujas said.
Shalini Nagarajan / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:12:43

America's Moral Tipping Point

Rarely have the stakes for the United States and the world been as high as they are on the eve of the 2020 presidential election. If US Republicans still stand for anything at all, they must come out in opposition to Donald Trump, a man who openly disparages all the ...
Kaushik Basu / Project Syndicate   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:05:57

New Hampshire Looks Good For Democrats -- For Now

Biden is up big in the state, but a rural realignment toward the Republican Party could change things.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:00:01

Kavanaugh Parrots Trump in Wisconsin Ruling

Daily Beast: "We've come to expect President Trump's relentless attempts to baselessly undermine the legitimacy of mail-in voting-but it's something else when it comes from a Supreme Court justice. On [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:58:22

Biden makes play for red states in final days of campaign as Trump narrows his focus

CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:50:18

Biden Vs. Trump: Who Has The Best Plan To Tackle Covid-19?

The election is one week away, and the presidential candidates have stark differences in how they plan to handle the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's what you need to know.
Brett Holzhauer, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:48:57

Will Medicare Pay For A COVID-19 Vaccine? Coverage Plans Revealed

After President Donald Trump hinted a COVID-19 vaccine is coming soon, his administration is expected to make an announcement regarding Medicare and Medicaid recipient vaccination coverage this week. Out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine will be covered under the two programs when it receives emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:45:32

Is this the strongest US economy in history? CNN fact checks Trump

CNN's John Avlon fact checks President Donald Trump's claims on the US economy after Trump said that "this is the greatest economy in our history."
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:39:16

Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett, delivering for Trump and reshaping the U.S. top court

It was the first time in 151 years that a justice was confirmed without a single vote from the minority party.
Nicholas Fandos / Japan Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:33:39

Kayleigh McEnany praised Biden in interviews from before her time at the White House, saying Trump would struggle to beat him

Before she became a Trump supporter, Kayleigh McEnany said Biden was a "likable" "man of the people" who would be tough for Trump to overcome.
Mia Jankowicz / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:13:54

Twitter slapped yet another Trump tweet about mail-in voting with a 'misleading' label, and stopped other users from retweeting it

Twitter will "significantly reduce" visibility of Trump's tweet "and people will not be able to like, reply or retweet it," a spokesperson said.
Isobel Asher Hamilton / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:12:00

Is Biden on the offense, Trump in 'state of panic'?

The Morning Joe panel looks at new polling and the strategy for both Joe Biden and Donald Trump, and John Heilemann concludes Trump is in a 'state of panic'.
MSNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:10:40

Morning News: October 26, 2020

China's Inexorable Rise to Superpower Is History Repeating Itself The Rust Belt Boom That Wasn't: Heartland Job Growth Lagged Under Trump Recession's Silver Lining: American [...]
Eddy Elfenbein / Eddy Elfenbein   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:04:34

My 'suburban mom' demographic is supposedly all in for Biden. But I'm voting for Trump.

In 2016, I took a chance and cautiously voted for Donald Trump based on his promises. In 2020, I'm proud to vote for him and his vision of America.
Lauren DeBellis Appell, Opinion contributor / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:01:12

US election: from Montana to Florida, everyone’s talking about China

In the 2020 US election, China has become an issue not just in the presidential race, but at the state and local levels.As President Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden have sparred over who would be tougher against Beijing, candidates up and down the ballot have campaigned on concerns ...
Sarah Zheng / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:00:19

Alabama Senate race offers GOP its best chance to gain a seat as Democrat Doug Jones battles Tommy Tuberville

Tommy Tuberville touts himself as a strong backer of President Trump, who is popular in Alabama. Sen. Doug Jones needs to peel off GOP votes to win.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:00:01

No Dividends, No Problem: Trump Megadonor Sheldon Adelson Has Given At Least $180 Million This Year, Despite Troubles At His Company

Regardless of what happens with his casino empire, Sheldon Adelson has more than enough cash to remain one of the biggest political donors in the country.
Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:00:00

Swing-District Democrats Poised to Defy Predictions

New York Times: "Once regarded as the most vulnerable incumbents, many Democrats who carried Trump districts in 2018 are poised to win re-election, boosting the party's chances of building its [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:42:48

Why Wall Street Is Banking on a Blue Wave

"President Trump loves to say that if Joe Biden wins the White House, stocks will crash, retirement accounts will vanish and an economic depression 'the likes of which you've never [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:39:47

Trump Faces Virus Spike In Midwest

Associated Press: "Now the virus is getting worse in states that the president needs the most, at the least opportune time. New infections are raging in Wisconsin and elsewhere in [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:37:11

Donald Trump made many promises in 2016 and early in his term. Which has he kept and what is he still working on?

Trump has kept a number of pledges, including tax cuts and conservative judges. But not on others such as bringing back coal and replacing Obamacare.
Ledyard King, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:32:53

Trump vs. Biden: A Rundown

Foreign policy, domestic policy, character, transparency
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:30:57

California Leaders Are Wrong to Fault the Trump Administration on Wildfires

Instead of blaming the Trump administration for their problems, perhaps they should look to it for guidance.
Andrew Wheeler / National Review   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:30:05

US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?

An in-depth look at the polls and what they can and can't tell us about who will win the White House.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:16:51

Kayleigh McEnany Once Had Some Pretty Nice Things To Say About Joe Biden

The White House press secretary praised Donald Trump's Democratic rival in a resurfaced interview.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:16:01

Trump focusing on defending states that he won four years ago but where polls show he now trails

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign is making a late push into deeper-red states in the final week before the 2020 election, chasing a number of possible paths to 270 electoral votes while President Donald Trump focuses on defending a narrower set of states that he won four years ago ...
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:09:16

Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest

Thomas Beaumont - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:03:45

Is the Stock Market Telling Us That Trump Will Win?

Why is the stock market so high? I get asked this riddle every day. The standard answers we hear these days are that the market is anticipating another $2 trillion Donald Trump-Nancy Pelosi stimulus bill (either before or right after the election) and investors are craving another drink from the ...
Stephen Moore / Real Clear Politics   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:02:55

Yes, We're Already Transitioning From Fossil Fuels

Joe Biden could have used more careful wording at that debate, but his talk of shifting the economy from fossil fuels to cleaner energy reflected a process well on its way. The transition started before Donald Trump took office and accelerated during his presidency. Hoping to vacuum up some votes ...
Froma Harrop / Real Clear Politics   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:02:37

Biden is hoping to repeat Clinton's upset in Georgia

While Joe Biden needs record turnout among African Americans to win Georgia, President Trump will be relying on the white, rural, working class. John King breaks down the numbers.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:02:27

The President's Baffling Reelection Strategy

President Trump has humbled me. Since his 2015 ride down the escalator he has taught me time and again that there are two kinds of people in the world: Donald Trump and everybody else. As an everybody else, I think I understand why he blasts out aggressive tweets (because most ...
Peder Zane / Real Clear Politics   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:02:16

How Don Jr. Became the Future of Trumpism

It is someone's birthday, and everybody is dressed up. At the business end of an expansive buffet, an exhausted lump of beef perspires as if under great duress beneath a heat lamp; a man in a chef's hat saws flaps from it until guests signal him to stop. A pale ...
David Roth / New Republic   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:01:00

How the US election could impact LNG exports

Whether Biden or Trump wins next week, there's change afoot in the sector
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:00:36

Will The Wall Street Journal Be Destroyed by its Opinion section?

Last week, amid a torrent of bad press, President Trump teased one story as a game-changer. " The Wall Street Journal is working on a very, very important piece, which should be very good," he said on a campaign call, teasing an explosive story about Joe Biden's son's dealings with ...
Alex Shephard / New Republic   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:00:00

'Fat and Happy' With a Conservative Court, Are Republicans Losing a Winning Issue?

President Trump and his party pushed Justice Barrett's confirmation through in record time. But they could find that satisfied voters, who no longer fear the specter of a liberal court, are also complacent.
Jeremy W. Peters / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:56:19

Final US Presidential Debate 2020: Trump v Biden...

The final presidential debate was a lot more moderate in tone and controlled than the previous one. Both candidates were mostly respectful towards each other and largely adhered to the debating rules. We actually got to hear them speaking without the other continually interrupting. However, will their views on the ...
Michael Palmer / Slugger O'Toole   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:48:25

Issues important to Trump await Barrett on Supreme Court

Mark Sherman - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:37:07

Trump Attempts One More Preelection Power Grab

Sasha Abramsky An executive order establishing new hiring and firing practices will, if he is reelected, give him extraordinary control over almost the entire civil service. The post Trump Attempts One More Preelection Power Grab appeared first on The Nation .
Sasha Abramsky / The Nation   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:30:29

10 moments that defined the 2020 US election campaign

With Donald Trump running for re-election, the 2020 US presidential election was always expected to be a dramatic and eventful ride. Here are some highlights:Trump acquittedFebruary 5: At the beginning of the year, things were looking up for the Republican president. Trump’s Senate impeachment trial ended with him cleared on ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:15:37