Last Updated: 18:10 GMT Wednesday, 21 Oct. 2020

Is the Long-Awaited Constitutional Crisis at Hand?

Throughout US President Donald Trump's first term, there has been constant hand wringing over a crisis" that never arrived. The irony is that an administration led by Joe Biden would almost certainly confront such a crisis, owing to Trump's transformation of the Supreme Court into a right-wing redoubt.
Eric Posner / Project Syndicate   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:05:59

The species imperiled by Trump's war on the environment

Taipei Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:08:41

How Joe Biden is spending his huge fundraising haul

Democratic candidate has significant cash advantage over Donald Trump in final stretch of race
FT   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:05:06

28,000 Charities Had Tax-Exempt Status Revoked After Trump Administration 'Error,' Lawmakers Say

The IRS may not have accounted for the fact that the tax filing deadline had been changed.
Alison Durkee, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:02:17

Trump-Biden Redux: Proud As A Peacock?

For another NBC news personality to dog Trump on Covid-19 and white supremacy isn't progress - especially for that sliver of the electorate that's still undecided. To gloss over foreign policy does the nation a disservice as a Biden presidency, like Bush 43's, could be overwhelmed by world events.
Bill Whalen, Contributor / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:02:09

More Battleground State Polls

From Quinnipiac University: TEXAS: Biden 47%, Trump 47% PENNSYLVANIA: Biden 51%, Trump 43% From New York Times/Siena: IOWA: Biden 46%, Trump 43% From Latino Decisions: WISCONSIN: Biden 50%, Trump 45%
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:00:14

Member of debate commission rebukes Trump and says President's attacks are 'just wrong'

A member of the Commission on Presidential Debates said President Donald Trump's attacks on the commission are "just wrong," a rare rebuke coming from a member of an organization that strives to stay neutral.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:57:54

"Before the Plague Came, I Had It Made": Trump Strikes a Doubtful Note in Pennsylvania

Eric Lach writes about a Donald Trump election rally at an airport in Erie, Pennsylvania, as the President tries to excite voters in a must-win state for 2020.
Eric Lach / New Yorker   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:57:25

Here's how readers watched the presidential town halls and what they thought

"Trump was attacked, Biden was thrown softballs," one reader wrote.
Maddie Mortell / Boston Globe   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:56:19

Trump the dancer? His moves to 'YMCA' at rallies are a hit

Jill Colvin - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:52:33

House Republicans Investigate Biden Use Of Chartered Amtrak Train

'Anyone can charter a train with Amtrak,' the Biden campaign said, pointing to Trump's use of the White House for the GOP Convention as a real abuse.
Andrew Solender, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:44:53

Pelosi strikes an optimistic tone on stimulus negotiations with the White House, saying 'there will be a bill'

"I'm pretty happy. I think we have a prospect for an agreement," Pelosi said in an MSNBC interview. She also said Trump would have to get GOP support.
Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:43:27

Biden Has Narrow Lead in Iowa, and Senate Race Is Tight, Poll Shows

The latest New York Times/Siena College poll shows President Trump struggling in a state he won comfortably in 2016 and Senator Joni Ernst facing a tough re-election challenge.
Jonathan Martin / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:42:56

Muted Microphones and Lots of Interruptions: What To Watch In 2020's Final Debate

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. For at least 12 minutes during the final presidential debate tomorrow night, Joe Biden should be able to answer the debate moderator's questions directly ...
Philip Elliott / Time   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:38:11

The Catholics Who Hate Joe Biden-And Pope Francis

Shutterstock / The Atlantic Joe Biden or Donald Trump: Who's the better Catholic? If this seems like an odd question to raise in the context of a race for the highest secular office in America-and a race in which one of the two candidates is Protestant-never mind. Both campaigns, and ...
Tish Durkin / The Atlantic   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:37:58

Biden Braces for Trump's Attacks on Hunter

Politico: "Joe Biden would seem to have an easy comeback: Look at what your own kids have done since you became president. So far, though, Biden has refused to go [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:32:10

US election: what does Michigan’s coronavirus experience say about Trump’s hopes at the polls?

As the US presidential election campaign nears its conclusion, and Covid-19 infections surge across the nation, interest has intensified in the handful of states which, under the electoral college system, will ultimately decide the election’s result. In 2016, Donald Trump won in Michigan by 0.3 per cent, his smallest margin nationally. ...
Linda Lim / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:30:14

Historians Are Not Equipped to Bring the Trump Administration to Justice

Jill Lepore's faith in her discipline is misplaced. I should know-I'm a historian, too.
Andrew Seal / Moneybox   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:29:12

Even The Law Firm Representing Trump Camp Is Giving More To Biden

Jones Day law firm may be lining its coffers with millions of dollars as it serves the legal interests of...
Zoë Richards / TPM   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:20:53

Exchange of the Day

President Trump was interviewed by Eric Bolling for Sinclair Broadcasting: BOLLING: With COVID, is there anything that you think you could have done differently, if you had a mulligan or [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:17:03

Meet Hunter Biden, the often scandal-plagued middle child of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden

Hunter was the subject of a widely discredited story by the New York Post that fired up Republicans and raised concerns among some US intelligence.
Ellen Cranley,James Pasley,Lauren Frias / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:15:00

Bolivians Reclaim Their Democracy

Mark Weisbrot The overwhelming MAS election victory is a repudiaton of the racist coup regime as well as the Trump administration and the OAS, which helped install it. The post Bolivians Reclaim Their Democracy appeared first on The Nation .
Mark Weisbrot / The Nation   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:13:27

America's Multilateralism Election

Much is at stake for both America and the world in the US presidential election on November 3. Although a Joe Biden victory would not be a panacea, it would allow the United States to renew abandoned commitments, approach its Western allies as true partners and friends, and rediscover a ...
Javier Solana / Project Syndicate   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:05:56

With less than two weeks to go, the 2020 election is Joe Biden's to lose.

With less than two weeks until the US elections, Joe Biden continues to cling to a healthy lead over Donald Trump. Yet as early voting gets underway, Democrats are warning about complacency, and both sides are gearing up for a post-election fight if the results are close. In this Q&A, ...
Blog Admin / USAPP   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:05:54

Huckabee Urges Trump To Stop Focusing On Hunter Biden

"Forget about all the distractions of everything except one thing: Remind the American people that it is their lives that are really on the mark right now."
Tommy Beer, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:03:09

Chinese, US scientists still working together despite Trump hostility

In the southeastern Chinese city of Hefei, a team of researchers led by physicist Pan Jianwei has built a new device with potential use in a device is the most sensitive light source on Earth. It can produce a single photon, or a particle of light with the spooky behaviour ...
Stephen Chen / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:00:05

'Biden can fix this mess': Dozens of major news outlets have endorsed Joe Biden for president

Newspaper endorsements have typically been made to help undecided voters choose a candidate. President Donald Trump only picked up two.
Oma Seddiq / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:50:41

Biden braces for Trump's attacks on Hunter at debate

Biden has refused to hit back at Trump's children's conflicts of interest. Some Democrats think he should.
NATASHA KORECKI / Politico   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:49:27

People Are Setting Donald Trump's Rally Dances To The Funniest Songs

Lee Moran / Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:49:00

The Trump 'Jobs Boom' Is a Convenient Myth

Voters credit him for the pre-Covid economy, but unemployment declined steadily starting in 2010.
WSJ   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:47:00

Trump's 2020 cure-all: Rallies, rallies and more rallies

It doesn't matter that some around Trump say the rallies do little to persuade new Trump voters.
Nancy Cook / Politico   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:44:42

Analysis: In final debate, Trump seeks a drastic comeback

Donald Trump's behaviour will be in focus as he seeks to shake up his race against Joe Biden.
Al Jazeera   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:43:31

Lawyers can't find the parents of 545 migrant children after separation by Trump

A baby and a girl sit among Central American migrants - mostly Hondurans heading in a caravan to the US - as they rest on their way from Ciudad Hidalgo to Tapachula, Chiapas State, Mexico, on January 23, 2020. | Alfredo Estrella/AFP via Getty Images The tragedy of family separations ...
Nicole Narea / Vox   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:40:00

Trump or Biden: how different US election outcomes could play out in markets and in China

With less than two weeks to go, the US presidential race has entered its final phase. Although Donald Trump is fighting an uphill battle and trailing Joe Biden in the polls, the sitting US president still has a lot of power to surprise. A late comeback like the one he ...
Aidan Yao / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:30:14

Hawkfish CEO calls effect of Trump's dialogue around mail-in voting in FL 'terrifying'

Republicans are getting more voters registered in Florida. CEO of Hawkfish, Josh Mendelsohn joins Stephanie Ruhle to break down what that could mean for the critical battleground state.
MSNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:27:18

America's Wanker

Good for a laugh.In the film, released on Friday, the former New York mayor and current personal attorney to Donald Trump is seen reaching into his trousers and apparently touching his genitals while reclining on a bed in the presence of the actor playing Borat's daughter, who is posing as ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:27:00

E. Jean Carroll, the woman who accused Trump of raping her in the 90s, is expected to appear in court in her defamation suit

The longtime columnist sued Trump for defamation after Trump denied allegations of raping her in a New York department store in the mids 1990s.
Larry Neumeister / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:26:00

Trump's Behavior as the Election Nears

Readers warn against complacency by the Biden campaign, suggest that the president doesn't really want to win and describe his rallies as a "farewell tour."
NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:13:23

Parents Of 545 Migrant Children Can't Be Located Near US Border

The parents of 545 child victims of the U.S.'s family separation policy have yet to be located. Under a zero-tolerance policy, President Donald Trump's administration took the children of illegal immigrants away from their parents pending legal action. Many were not returned. Though the practice was halted in June 2018 ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:12:20

Republican Mask Manufacturer Says He'll Vote Biden After Trump 'Politicized' COVID-19

"There is only one scientifically minded person in the race," said Prestige Ameritech executive Mike Bowen. "That person is Joe Biden."
Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:11:30

'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' Is a Targeted Takedown of America's Worst

Sacha Baron Cohen's sequel to Borat is a defining film of the Trump era.
Eric Vilas-Boas / NY Observer   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:00:57

Review: Sacha Baron Cohen's silly, scattershot 'Borat 2' takes aim at Trump, COVID

From President Donald Trump to COVID-19, nothing is safe from Sacha Baron Cohen's satire in the scattershot sequel 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.'
Brian Truitt, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:00:33

How Trump and Biden economic and tax plans differ in ways that could impact Main Street

The 2020 election choices are stark in Donald Trump versus Joe Biden, and on issues of taxes and the economy deciding on a vote has rarely been harder for business owners.
CNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:00:28

Donald Trump promised a tough China trade policy, but few think it has worked

As voters in the United States prepare for the presidential election in November, the South China Morning Post is exploring the potential ramifications for China. The latest part of the US election series looks at the impact of US President Donald Trump’s trade policies on China.When the US-China trade war ...
Finbarr Bermingham / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:00:20

The real reason Trump walked out of that '60 Minutes' interview

CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:56:30

How to invest ahead of the 2020 election, according to top advisors

Infrastructure, renewable energy and technology stocks will be among the big winners with a potential Biden win. On the flipside, defense and financial stocks with benefit under a Trump administration, experts say.
CNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:52:48

Democrats Prepare For The Massive Task Of A Biden Presidential Transition

WASHINGTON (AP) - If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he'll quickly face a new challenge: standing up...
John Light / TPM   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:43:33

72% of investors globally are considering adjusting their portfolios ahead of the US election, according to the world's largest wealth manager

Fifty percent of US investors surveyed by UBS said they preferred Joe Biden to win the election, while 50% of US investors said they preferred Donald Trump.
Emily Graffeo / Money Game   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:42:13

Why Two Georgia Senate Candidates Are Fighting About...Mao Zedong

In Georgia, the senate campaign has become anything but local as two of the leading Republican candidates trade barbs over...
Kate Riga / TPM   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:41:46

Voters in Two States Report Threatening 'Vote for Trump' Emails

One of the emails, obtained by The Times, seemed to suggest that it was sent by an American far-right group, but its metadata showed that it originated from an Estonian server.
Nick Corasaniti, Ben Decker and Stephanie Saul / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:41:10

'We will come after you' Emails Threaten Voters In Key Swing States

Voters across Florida have received emails threatening, "We will come after you," for a vote against the reelection of President Donald Trump from an email domain purportedly abandoned by the far-right militant group, Proud Boys. The emails claim to have knowledge of the recipient's address and else.
IBTimes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:38:13

Justice Department officials say their antitrust lawsuit against Google is not politically motivated - but Trump's shadow will continue to loom over the case, especially if he's reelected

Trump had been consulting with the Justice Department on the lawsuit before it was filed, White House advisor Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday.
Aaron Holmes / Money Game   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:37:35

Kristen Welker: 5 things to know about the moderator of Thursday's presidential debate

Kristen Welker has been criticized by President Trump as "terrible & unfair." Get to know the White House correspondent ahead of the last debate.
Erin Jensen, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:36:07

Trump's Fake Payroll Tax Cut Is A Big Mess

The president's deferral of Social Security taxes for federal workers is creating administrative headaches with virtually no economic benefit.
Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:32:40

Daily Cartoon: Wednesday, October 21st

John Klossner's Daily Cartoon provides a snapshot of daily life on a day when President Donald Trump did not say something inappropriate.
John Klossner / New Yorker   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:21:02

Meadows Claims 'High Probability' Of Trump Releasing '60 Minutes' Interview Early

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Wednesday appeared to hype the ominous hit job that President Trump teased...
Summer Concepcion / TPM   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:20:49

Trump Or Biden Can Still Fix America's Failing Foreign Policy

Daniel L. Davis Politics, Americas Washington's foreign policy is in desperate need of reform. The next president can either make changes to our benefit-or ride the status quo to disaster. Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from The Eleventh Hour in 2020 America: How America's Foreign Policy Got Jacked ...
Daniel L. Davis / National Interest   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:16:00

Trump Will End His Presidency as He Began It

George Will: "As the Donald Trump parenthesis in the republic's history closes, he is opening the sluices on his reservoir of invectives and self-pity. A practitioner of crybaby conservatism - [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:13:59

New Poll Shows Trump Losing to Hunter Biden

Andy Borowitz jokes that new polls show Donald Trump losing to Hunter Biden, in swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, and nationally.
Andy Borowitz / New Yorker   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:08:59

Pollsters are 'irrelevant' and 'do not know what's going on anymore' ahead of U.S. election, Kevin O'Leary says

National polls currently show Democratic contender Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump, often by double digits.
CNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:07:57

A call to farms: Trump woos the agricultural vote

'The president has found a way to make it up to America's farming community: record subsidies'
FT   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:00:05

Only 2 major US newspapers have endorsed Trump for reelection

"What is remarkable about Trump is that he has kept so many of his campaign promises," one of the major editorials argues.
Oma Seddiq / Money Game   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:59:43

Trump environmental rollback spurs mining near Okefenokee

Russ Bynum - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:49:24

The rise of White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who has Trump's ear and is worrying experts like Fauci

Anthony Fauci said he feared Atlas was giving wrong information to the president, and the CDC director said Atlas says "is false."
Ashley Collman / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:40:00

Trump's cash woes mount as Biden laps him

The president started October with $63 million to spend compared to Joe Biden's $177 million.
Elena Schneider, Zach Montellaro / Politico   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:38:08

How Trump And The GOP Moved $8.1 Million Of Donor Money Into The President's Business

Donald Trump hasn't donated a dollar to his own reelection effort, but his businesses have managed to take in millions from others.
Dan Alexander, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:36:05

Voters Prefer Biden Over Trump on Almost All Major Issues, Poll Shows

Joe Biden leads President Trump, 50 percent to 41 percent, a New York Times/Siena College poll shows, with voters favoring him by wide margins on the coronavirus and law and order.
Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:31:20

Trump Taunts Lesley Stahl of '60 Minutes' After Cutting Off Interview

Two weeks from Election Day, the president picked a fight with the country's most popular television news program.
Michael M. Grynbaum and Maggie Haberman / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:31:06

No, Trump hasn't been the best president for Black America since Lincoln

President Donald Trump, center, stands in a prayer circle with African American leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on February 27, 2020. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images Here's what Trump has - and hasn't - done for Black communities in the past four years. At last ...
Fabiola Cineas / Vox   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:30:00

Poll: Most Americans Don't Think What Trump Says Is Based In Fact

Not even a majority of Republicans believe Trump's campaign messages are factual.
Alison Durkee, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:26:41

Five things to know about Kristen Welker, the moderator of the final presidential debate between Biden and Trump

The NBC News journalist, who covers the White House, will be the second Black woman to moderate a debate solo. The first was Carole Simpson in 1992.
John L. Dorman / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:24:38

Coronavirus stimulus checks: Is Trump taking 'huge' risk with deal before election?

President Donald Trump has always talked in favor of a large coronavirus stimulus package. Even now with days left until the election, he is talking about a stimulus package bigger than what Democrats are proposing. However, there are some who believe that Trump is taking a massive political risk by ...
Aman Jain / Value Walk   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:23:21

USA Election Breakdown: Do we want a trade deal with Trump or Biden?

The latest in our breakdown series on the US election
bk00056 / Naked Politics   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:22:17

Analyst Who Collected the Infamous Trump Tape Rumor Wants to Clear His Name

The Steele dossier's main source explained where its most notorious claim came from - and called Republicans' accusations that he is a Russian agent
Charlie Savage, Adam Goldman and Jonah M. Kessel / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:21:12

Meadows Says Trump Didn't Walk Out of Interview

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows commented on President Trump's "60 Minutes" debacle to Fox News: "Well, he didn't walk out. I mean, the characterization of that - he [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:19:58

FBI Tells Congress It 'Has Nothing to Add' to Ratcliffe's Claim that Hunter Biden Emails Not Disinformation

The FBI is in possession of Hunter Biden's laptop, two senior Trump administration officials stated.
Zachary Evans / National Review   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:12:23

The real death toll from the pandemic in America may already be 300,000

A person walks past a mural depicting US President Donald Trump as the Grim Reaper on a wall on Houston Street in New York City October 20, 2020. | Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images Deaths from all causes - not just Covid-19 - are up since the pandemic started, ...
Julia Belluz / Vox   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:10:00

Questions President Trump needs to answer before negotiating with the Assad regime over hostages

The Trump administration's on-again off-again efforts to secure the release of Americans held hostage by Syria's Bashar Assad regime is back on with a vengeance. In the final weeks of an election that Trump is heavily favored to lose, his administration has received a senior Lebanese intelligence official, Abbas Ibrahim, ...
Steven Heydemann / Brookings   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:03:19

Around Atlanta, Many White Suburbanites Are Sticking With Trump

Nationwide, such voters are tilting toward Biden. But in Georgia, the president's law-and-order message seems to be keeping the bulk of them in his column.
Elaina Plott / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:00:07

Trump Blasts Biden's Fracking Plans At Rally

President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally that Democratic candidate Joe Biden planned to ban all fracking, taking aim at his opponent's energy plans that would affect one of the largest industries in the United States. The rally took place in Eerie, Pennsylvania, which is a large producer of ...
Charles Kennedy / Oil Price   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:00:00

President Trump's clash with Lesley Stahl escalates long campaign against reporters

President Trump's abrupt ending of a "60 Minutes" interview and criticism of Lesley Stahl reflect escalating campaign against reporters, moderators.
Bill Keveney, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:58:44

US Republicans must make peace with the state

Renouncing Donald Trump is not enough to equip the party for the future
FT   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:54:26

Trump's latest misleading statements

CNN's Daniel Dale fact-checks misleading statements about Joe Biden and vaccines from President Trump during his recent campaign events.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:49:56

Called out for 'voter intimidation,' Florida officer faces discipline for wearing 'Trump 2020' mask at polling place

The police officer, who was photographed while in line to vote, violated policies by promoting a political candidate, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said.
Joel Shannon, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:46:24

The Irony of the Google Antitrust Suit

Attorney General Bill Barr's rush to file an antitrust suit against Google two weeks before the end of an election seems suspicious. At the very least, the suit reflects President Donald Trump's stated desire to punish imagined enemies in tech companies for their imagined biases against the right. If the ...
Franklin Foer / The Atlantic   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:45:00

Final Trump vs. Biden debate: Brace for another blistering showdown despite the new mute button

Before officials announced microphones would be cut for portions of the debate, Republicans were eying the match up as Trump's last chance to reset.
David Jackson, Courtney Subramanian and John Fritze, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:42:15

U.S. Government Still Hasn't Found the Parents of Hundreds of Children Separated at Border

The consequences of the Trump administration's profoundly immoral child separation border policy continue.
Elliot Hannon / Moneybox   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:39:03

Biden Campaign Enters Final Stretch With Nearly Three Times The Amount Of Cash As Trump

The Trump campaign began October with just $63.1 million in the bank while the Biden campaign had $180.7 million cash on hand.
Jack Brewster, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:38:33

'We will come after you': Voters report personalized emails pressuring them to vote for Donald Trump

The Proud Boys, a far-right group with a history of violent confrontations, denied responsibility and condemned the emails: "It wasn't us."
Joel Shannon, Sarah Nelson and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, USA TODAY NETWORK / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:35:21

Trump maintains bank account in China, says NY Times

The US president, who sparked a trade war with Beijing, is critical of US firms doing business in China.
BBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:32:08

Trump broke the press. Here's how to fix it.

President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House on August 19, 2020. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A conversation with media critic Jay Rosen. Last Friday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was confronted by a CBS reporter as he stepped off a plane. "What is your response to ...
Sean Illing / Vox   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:30:00

STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: AstraZeneca Covid-19 trial may resume in U.S. this week; Trump is using HHS to boost re-election bid

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial in the U.S. is expected to resume as early as this week after the FDA completed its review of a serious illness in a study...
Ed Silverman / St. Louis Fed   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:28:54

Some Latinos are voting for Donald Trump, despite his anti-immigrant attacks. This is why.

They're in the minority, but these Hispanic voters say they like Trump's business skills and share his worries about criminal immigrants.
Monsy Alvarado, NorthJersey.com / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:17:39

Trump's Antibody 'Cure' Will Be in Short Supply

All the weak points of American health care - testing delays, communication breakdowns, inequity - are working against this potential treatment.
Katie Thomas / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:08:57

A Modest Hope for the Post-Trump World Order

As consequential as the upcoming US election is, the relentless hype has fueled expectations that it must be followed by some grand or revolutionary transformation. A far more plausible hope is that, once the dust settles, international relations gets back to basics.
Ana Palacio / Project Syndicate   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:05:58

GOPer On Debate Commission Slams 'Incalculable' Damage Of Trump's Attacks

Former Sen. John Danforth (R-MO), a longtime member of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), tore into President Donald Trump's...
Cristina Cabrera / TPM   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:05:02

Black voter: Trump has done nothing for us

CNN's Kate Bolduan takes a look at the push to increase black voter turnout in Michigan ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:04:45

Trump Says 'Not Much' He Would Change In Hypothetical COVID Do-Over

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said there's "not much" he would change if he had a shot at a do-over...
Zoë Richards / TPM   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:04:22

Former Navy Leader Tom Modly Opens Fire On "Battle Force 2045"

Tom Modly, former Acting Secretary of the Navy, fired a broadside at "Battle Force 2045", Secretary of Defense Mark Esper's blueprint for a future 500-ship Navy, signaling that he will continue to be an active voice for naval affairs outside of the Donald J. Trump Administration.
Craig Hooper, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:28

Trump's team is pushing for a debate on foreign policy. That could backfire.

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off at the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020. | Jim Watson, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Trump's foreign policy record may be his strongest. But will anyone care? Ahead of Thursday's final presidential debate, President ...
Alex Ward / Vox   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:00:00

Donald Trump leaves contentious '60 Minute' interview with Lesley Stahl, goes on Twitter attack

Trump abruptly ended his '60 Minutes' interview and skipped a joint interview with Vice President Mike Pence; he also tweeted an attack on Lesley Stahl
David Jackson, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:59:47

Stimulus talks come down to a Trump loyalty litmus test

If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is successful in getting Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the White House to sign off on a nearly $2 trillion stimulus proposal and it gets drafted before the election, she'll force Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to make a wrenching decision.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:45:05

How Republican Senators Account for the Trump Presidency

Benjamin Wallace-Wells writes on the reëlection campaigns of Lindsey Graham, Joni Ernst, and John Cornyn, and on Republican senators' reluctance, in debates and on the trail, to mention Donald Trump during the run-up to the 2020 election.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New Yorker   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:43:50

Trump's Taxes Show the President Has an Awful Lot of China-Linked Financial Interests

Trump's accusations against Biden and his family are directly lifted from his own life.
Elliot Hannon / Moneybox   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:40:43

Trumper Tantrum

FEEDI think I've been doing quite a good job sidestepping politics, as I pledged to do months ago. This post is not a departure from that. Don't let the title fool you. This is a thought exercise and not an attack on the guy. There are a gazillion possibilities about ...
Tim Knight / Tim Knight   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:36:13

Trump Calls on Barr to 'Act' Against Biden Before Election

The president is increasingly fixated on seeing criminal action against his political opponents.
Maggie Haberman and Michael Crowley / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:33:44

Trump Campaign's $63 Million Dwarfed by Biden's $177 Million

New financial filings showed the extent of the president's cash troubles, as he is now badly outmatched by Joe Biden.
Shane Goldmacher and Rachel Shorey / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:33:37

DJ Rove

Sounds bad.Washington (CNN)Senior officials throughout various departments and agencies of the Trump administration tell CNN they are alarmed at White House pressure to grant what would essentially be a no-bid contract to lease the Department of Defense's mid-band spectrum -- premium real estate for the booming and lucrative 5G market ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:30:00

The President spent yesterday performing antics that might appeal to his base, but threaten to further alienate the moderate voters he needs

CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:26:26

Trump Vs Biden On The Economy, The Fed, & The Markets

Trump Vs Biden On The Economy, The Fed, & The Markets Tyler Durden Wed, 10/21/2020 - 08:25 Authored by Michael Lebowitz and Jack Scott via On November 3, 2020, the White House, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives are on the ballot. In case it is ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:25:00

House Districts Full of Danger Signs for Trump

David Wasserman: "In late October of 2016, district-level polling was full of flashing red warning signs for Hillary Clinton: from northern Wisconsin to New York's Southern Tier and Michigan's Upper [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:24:52

Inside Trump's relationship with a multi-level marketing company that helped give him a financial lifeline

Over 10 years, President Donald Trump got $8.8 million from ACN, an MLM company he featured on "The Apprentice." Four plaintiffs say he scammed them.
Yelena Dzhanova / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:23:14

A maskless Eric Trump was filmed high-fiving and shaking hands with Trump supporters in Michigan where coronavirus cases just hit a new high

Trump's son was filmed in close contact with dozens of supporters at a campaign rally in Michigan on Tuesday.
Adam Payne / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:23:00

Listen to why some Republicans are endorsing Joe Biden

CNN's John Avlon tells us why some prominent GOP members are favoring Joe Biden instead of President Trump for the 2020 US election.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:20:23

Trump Has Contributed Only $8,000 to His Campaign

Politico: "Back in early September, Trump weighed spending as much as $100 million of his own money on his reelection bid, according to Bloomberg News. When asked by reporters if [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:20:07

Biden Campaign Holds Three Times More Cash on Hand than Trump Campaign

Biden's campaign reported $177.3 million on hand, while the Trump campaign holds $63.1 million.
Zachary Evans / National Review   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:18:42

Records Show Trump Has Bank Account In China, Extensive Dealings There

Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden and his son for alleged financial connections to China, but tax documents obtained by the New York Times show that Trump has business dealings and a bank account there. Those tax documents also show that Trump has netted millions from individuals with connections ...
IBTimes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:18:34

It's cowardly and self-indulgent for anti-Trump Republicans to do anything but vote Biden

No one is going to ask us to die to defend America from Trump. But you should be able to endure a little emotional discomfort and vote for a Democrat.
Chris Truax, Opinion columnist / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:10:11

Voters In At Least Two States Received Threatening Emails To 'Vote For Trump Or Else'

Voters in Florida and Alaska reported receiving threatening emails telling them to "Vote for Trump or else!" in what appear...
Zoë Richards / TPM   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:06:06

US voters are receiving threatening emails from foreign servers warning them to vote Trump 'or we will come after you'

The emails purport to be from the Proud Boys group but were sent from foreign servers, the New York Times reported.
Thomas Colson / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:04:23

'Bold Strategy': People Scratch Their Heads Over Trump Telling PA Rallygoers He Didn't Want To Be There

President Donald Trump got remarkably candid on Tuesday night with his supporters in Pennsylvania, a state he desperately needs to...
Cristina Cabrera / TPM   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:00:36

For the final debate, forget the 'Trump curve.' Grade the president on facts and truth.

It doesn't matter if Trump interrupts less. If he lies, undermines public health or destabilizes our election, his grade should be unfit for office.
Kurt Bardella, Opinion columnist / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:00:31

What Trump's taxes reveal about his dealings in China

While questioning Biden's relationship with China, the president's taxes reveal details about his own activities there, including a previously unknown bank account, according to NYT reporting. Peter Baker joins Morning Joe to discuss.
MSNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:54:54

President Trump & Fed Chair Powell: A Powerfully Dysfunctional Relationship

President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell have never really seen eye to eye. Whether it's Trump demanding rate cuts or Powell pleading for stimulus, the two most powerful players in the U.S. economy have often worked at cross purposes. Right now, Americans need more from them both.
Taylor Tepper, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:50:00

The Trump campaign is burning through its finances and isn't raising enough money to make up for it

President Trump's campaign had $63.1 million left after September - three times less than what Democratic rival Joe Biden had, new FEC filings show.
Sophia Ankel / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:48:36

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

Telegraph reporters / Telegraph   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:33:25

Quote of the Day

"This is an election between a Trump super recovery and a Biden depression. You will have a depression the likes of which you have never seen... If you want depression, [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:23:14

Mike Pence: Meet Donald Trump's Vice President

Our Foreign Staff / Telegraph   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:19:07

New Battleground State Polls

From USA Today/Suffolk University: PENNSYLVANIA: Biden 49%, Trump 42%
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:15:18

Trump's war chest has dwindled as election draws near

President Donald Trump's campaign entered October with just $63.1 million in remaining cash reserves, new filings show, underscoring his financial vulnerabilities as Election Day fast approaches.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:15:10

The 'Code Red' scenario for Google

The Trump administration sued Google on Tuesday in what is the largest antitrust case against a tech company in more than two decades.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:12:23

Is the US-Brazil mini deal worth it?

Trump has probably made it much harder for the two countries to get a full trade agreement
FT   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:07:40

Trump ups pressure on Barr to probe Bidens as election nears

Aamer Madhani And Colleen Long - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:07:21

'I Hope to Attend Trump's Inauguration,' Says Bolsonaro Despite Biden's Lead

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the Democrat Joe Biden's current favoritism in the U.S. election, President Jair Bolsonaro reiterated on Tuesday, October 20th, that The post 'I Hope to Attend Trump's Inauguration,' Says Bolsonaro Despite Biden's Lead appeared first on The Rio Times.
Xiu Ying / Rio Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:06:58

Presidential debate 2020: What time is Trump and Biden's final face-off, and how can I watch it live in the UK?

Verity Bowman / Telegraph   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:06:28

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro first impressions: It's zippier, with an amazing camera

The phone is slightly zippier than previous models, the feel is different but the cameras trumps all else, since it's truly new and improved
Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:02:52

Why A Surge In Republican Voter Registration Might Not Mean A Surge In Trump Support

In the past couple of weeks, key battleground states like Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania have received a lot of attention because Republicans have seen a spike in voter registration numbers. This is often cited as a counterpoint to Joe Biden's sizable lead over President Trump in the polls, as ...
Geoffrey Skelley / FiveThirtyEight   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:00:37

Ex-GOP Senator Breaks Vow Of Silence, Condemns Trump's Attacks On Debate Commission

The president's attacks are "an attack on the election itself," John Danforth warned in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:00:28

The Justice Dept. vs. Google

A sweeping antitrust lawsuit arrives: This is your morning tip sheet.
Giovanni Russonello / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:00:20

10 questions for Trump and Biden during their final debate

The October 22 televised debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden caps a turbulent campaign season. Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC will be asking the candidates questions about climate change, national security, and leadership, in addition to the topics of fighting COVID-19, American families, and race ...
Samantha Gross, Michael E. O'Hanlon, Thomas Wright / Brookings   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:00:11

The Senate battle between Martha McSally and Mark Kelly shows just how much Arizona is changing

In Arizona, shifting demographics and President Trump's divisive style helped Democrat Mark Kelly open up a polling lead over GOP Sen. Martha McSally.
CNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:00:01

Trump jokes he didn't plan on campaigning in Erie, Pa.

During a Tuesday rally, the president joked that were it not for the coronavirus, he wouldn't have to campaign in places like Erie, Pennsylvania.
MSNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:59:11

Report: Trump Paid Nearly $200,000 In Taxes To China

An analysis of the president's tax records show a decade of unsuccessful business activities in China.
Robert Hart, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:57:48

Brazil's Economy Minister Signs Agreement for Export Financing That Could Reach US$1 Billion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the last event of a Donald Trump government delegation's visit to Brasília, Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes and the president of Exim Bank (U.S. Export and Import Bank) signed an agreement to explore potential financing for exports from the country to Brazil that could ...
Arkady Petrov / Rio Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:56:02

A White House coronavirus task force member says Trump barely meets them anymore, and is only getting updates from Mike Pence and anti-lockdown advisor Scott Atlas instead

Dr. Francis Collins suggested that the president is more focused on campaigning for his reelection than attending task force meetings.
Mia Jankowicz / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:55:36

Trump records shed new light on Chinese business pursuits

Trump and his allies have tried to paint the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, as soft on China, in part by pointing to his son's business ...
Mike Mcintire / Japan Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:54:58

Donald Trump vs Joe Biden policies: what are their views on Covid-19, healthcare and the economy?

Rozina Sabur / Telegraph   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:48:18

USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by 7 points in pivotal Pennsylvania

A majority of likely Pennsylvania voters also said they do not support adding justices to the Supreme Court.
Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:45:04

19 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct. Here's what their stories have in common.

Allegations of women who've accused Trump of non-consensual sexual contact share many details, from forced kisses to where it took place.
Jeanine Santucci, Jim Sergent and George Petras, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:44:30

Why Trump's Rallies Probably Aren't Working

Politico: "Trump views rallies in battleground states as the linchpin of his closing argument, a means to excite his supporters and ensure they vote on Nov. 3. But many Republicans [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:39:29

Giuliani claims Hunter Biden's laptop contained 'numerous pictures of underage girls,' says explicit material given to police

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has claimed that photographs of underage girls and other "very sensitive" materials were discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop and have been handed over to Delaware police. Read Full Article at RT.com This post Giuliani claims Hunter Biden's laptop contained 'numerous pictures of underage girls,' ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:34:52

President abruptly ends '60 Minutes' interview

President Donald Trump abruptly ended a solo interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes" Tuesday and did not return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President Mike Pence, according to multiple sources familiar with what happened.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:27:04

The GDP report next week will likely show record-breaking economic growth, but it may not help Trump

Next week, the U.S. will get economic news like it has never seen before, reflecting growth that had seemed impossible, as it is likely that GDP will have risen by more than 30%.
CNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:23:59

A Biden Landslide?

New York Times: "For some Democrats, Mr. Trump's attention to red states is also a sign of something else - something few in the party want to discuss out loud, [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:18:32

A Miami police officer wore a Trump 2020 mask and his uniform to a polling site, and now faces disciplinary action

Daniel Ubeda was photographed wearing his full uniform with a badge and gun inside the early-voting polling site.
Alexandra Ma / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:15:04

Wall Street could call the 2020 election before the media does

With an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots to count, news organizations will probably exercise extreme caution before declaring a winner on the night of the election. Wall Street, on the other hand, isn't known for its patience.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:12:00

Obama returns to the campaign trail, rallying support for Biden in hopes of ending Trump's presidency

Barack Obama had always intended to sit out the first presidential election of his post-presidency, taking heed of the private guidance given to him from Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush.
CNN   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:08:50

US to host Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict talks

News of Washington meeting comes after Biden accused Trump administration of 'disengagement' from the crisis
FT   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:07:01

Coronavirus live updates: CDC cites COVID in report on excess US deaths this year; Melania skips Trump rally over 'lingering cough'

Health experts urge Idaho governor to take action amid spike. New Orleans Saints to host 3,000 fans. Target to give employee bonuses. Latest news.
Jessica Flores, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:03:59

2020 Election FAQ

By RiverFront Investment Group SUMMARY We think the election race is closer than polls suggest. Despite drastically different agendas, we believe the market impact might not be as different as you might think. Whether Trump or Biden in 2021, we will play the hand we're dealt unemotionally. Three Weeks Feel ...
RiverFront Investment Group / ETF Trends   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:00:24

We're Letting You Mess With Our Presidential Forecast, But Try Not To Make The Map Too Weird

The 2020 election might feel like either a dream or a nightmare, depending on who you're rooting for. But with our new interactive, you'll at least be able to choose your own election adventure and explore how winning a state or a combination of states will affect President Trump's and ...
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:00:18

ExxonMobil's Real Quid Pro Quo With the Government

Donald Trump didn't actually give Exxon drilling permits in exchange for $25 million in campaign donations. He just wants you to know that he could, if he wanted to. That was the message behind a viral clip of the president at a rally on Monday, in which he said he'd ...
Kate Aronoff / New Republic   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:00:00

China’s US dollar debt market showing cracks from US sanctions and prospect of more

As US-China tensions show no sign of abating, the threat of new Washington-imposed tariffs and sanctions on Chinese firms are starting to reveal cracks in China’s US dollar corporate bond market.Since the Trump administration started the trade war with China in 2018, the United States has imposed tariffs on US$550 ...
Karen Yeung / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:50:10

Brianna Keilar Tells Donald Trump Exactly Why 'Dumb Bastards' At CNN Cover COVID-19

"There are 220,417 reasons to talk about coronavirus," the anchor began as she dismantled the president's insult.
Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:48:15

Trump told a rally crowd in swing-state Pennsylvania that he was only there because of how badly his campaign is going

Trump told a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, that before the pandemic "there was no way I was coming" to seek their votes in person.
Bill Bostock / Business Insider   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:45:37

Trump Abruptly Ends Interview With Leslie Stahl: "You'll Have To Watch What We Do To 60 Minutes"

Trump Abruptly Ends Interview With Leslie Stahl: "You'll Have To Watch What We Do To 60 Minutes" Tyler Durden Wed, 10/21/2020 - 05:42 President Trump abruptly ended an interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes" Tuesday and did not return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:42:22

LeBron James on Black Voter Participation, Misinformation and Trump

In an interview, the recently crowned N.B.A. champion addressed his latest political push: combating misinformation among Black communities before Election Day.
Astead W. Herndon / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:30:07

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   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:17:33

Donald Trump’s cash woes mount as Joe Biden laps him

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Elena Schneider and Zach Montellaro on politico.com on October 21, 2020.US President Donald Trump’s campaign finance problems are even worse than they looked a few weeks ago.Joe Biden’s campaign outraised Trump’s by an eye-catching US$200 ...
POLITICO / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:09:43

People Are Setting Donald Trump's Rally Dances To The Funniest Songs

"Baby Trump, doo doo, doo doo doo doo."
Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:03:10

The most important debate questions that won't get answered this week

It's less than two weeks until Election Day, and Americans still need answers.
Frank Figliuzzi / MSNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:00:44

Barr's defense of Trump would give future presidents carte blanche. Here's how.

The president already has a bully pulpit. We don't need to elevate it above the law.
Barbara McQuade / MSNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:00:42

Will Union Workers Flip Nevada?

Rebecca Gordon UNITE-HERE! had 90 percent of its members laid off because of Trump's bungling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, they are knocking on doors to elect Joe Biden. The post Will Union Workers Flip Nevada? appeared first on The Nation .
Rebecca Gordon / The Nation   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:00:13

Donald Trump's Strongman Act, and Its Limits

The president walks a thin line between authoritarianism and show business. But the theater of politics only works when you don't acknowledge it's theater.
Charles Homans / NY Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:00:02

As Trump-Biden debate No. 2 looms, experts have this advice for moderator Kristen Welker

Following the chaotic first presidential debate last month, Fox News veteran Chris Wallace was widely panned for failing to rein in the Trump-Biden slugfest.
Douglas Quan - Vancouver Bureau / Toronto Star   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:00:00

Both Candidates Face Hurdles With Catholic Voters

If the road to the White House runs through the Catholic vote, both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden face significant challenges. Trump's challenges are more obvious, while Biden's lurk just beneath the surface. According to the newly released EWTN-News/RealClear Opinion Research poll of more than 1,400 Catholic ...
Andrew Walther / Real Clear Politics   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:58:02

Pat Robertson Shares Bonkers Message From God And Twitter Users Raise Holy Hell

The televangelist peers into the future and it gets really dark in a hurry.
Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:33:13

U.S. troop withdrawal plan leaves Afghan women scared for their rights, and their lives

As the U.S. reduces its presence, women fear they will be bombed and assassinated into a return to the past.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon / MSNBC   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:31:00

As election nears, Trump leans on health care agencies to aid his campaign

How the Trump administration is using federal health care agencies to bolster the president's reelection odds.
Lev Facher / St. Louis Fed   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:30:31

How much of Barack Obama's legacy has Donald Trump rolled back?

Throughout Donald Trump's first term in office, the US president has harked back to the Obama years. From blasting the Iran nuclear deal to blaming Barack Obama's administration for the "obsolete, broken system" that Trump claims has hindered the US response to the COVID-19 crisis, he's used his predecessor as ...
Alex Waddan, Associate Professor in American Politics and American Foreign Policy, University of Leicester / The Conversation   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:18:48

How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

U.S. President Donald Trump's sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 - and set a ...
Japan Times   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:08:21

'Irresponsible' Eric Trump Slammed For High-Fiving, Shaking Hands With Maskless Voters

Donald Trump's son ignored COVID-19 safety guidelines on the campaign trail in Michigan -- where coronavirus cases are again surging.
Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:00:36

Russian Media Might Want a Biden Win

Robert Hinck, Robert Utterback, Skye Cooley Politics, Eurasia These countries' outlets appear to have shifted attention away from a broad critique of U.S. democracy toward exasperation with Trump's leadership. It can be easy to overlook how the rest of the world is making sense of America's chaotic campaign season. But ...
Robert Hinck, Robert Utterback, Skye Cooley / National Interest   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:00:00

Err, yes?

Donald Trump maintains a bank account in China where he pursued licensing deals for years, according to a report that could undermine the president's election campaign claim that he is tough on Beijing. Tax records reviewed by the New York Times showed a previously unreported bank account in China controlled ...
Tim Worstall / Tim Worstall   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:48:51

US election polls tracker: Will Donald Trump or Joe Biden win 2020 presidency?

Bruno Riddy / Telegraph   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:47:07

Trump and Biden campaign apps easy targets for cyber criminals

Computer Weekly   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:45:00

DANCE OFF!: Kamala Harris And Trump Bust Out Competing Moves At Duelling Rallies

Ed Mazza / Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:33:50

Trump's campaign just reported $63 million in the bank. What happened to its $1 billion war chest?

President Trump's "sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 - and set a lot of it on fire," The Associated Press reports . Late Tuesday, the Trump campaign said it entered the final month of the campaign with just $63 ...
The Week   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:26:23

Hundreds Of Parents Separated From Their Children Under Trump Still Can't Be Found: ACLU

Dominique Mosbergen / Huffington Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:18:44

Why Donald Trump seized on dubious ‘Hunter Biden emails’ story

Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden two weeks before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story offering bizarre twists to a familiar line of attack: Biden’s relationship with Ukraine. But the story in the New York Post raised more questions than answers, including about the ...
Associated Press / South China Morning Post   |   Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:12:58