The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania.
The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania.
In a state where the price of a bushel of soybeans is exceeded in political importance only by the price of a bushel of corn, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst committed an embarrassing faux pas in a debate Thursday with her Democratic challenger, Theresa Greenfield. Ernst, a first-term senator who rode in on the GOP wave of 2014, is in a tight reelection contest with Greenfield, a real estate executive. In their third and final debate, held remotely because Ernst was in Washington for the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, Ernst flubbed her answer to what should have been a softball question on the break-even price for soybeans — the minimum that farmers must receive to avoid losing money on their crop.
Ralph Reed, a veteran Republican operative who has helped corral the evangelical vote for Republicans for the last 30 years, said he thinks white evangelical support for President Trump is likely to be higher in the 2020 election than it was four years ago. “I think the 81 percent of the evangelical vote that Trump received four years ago is the floor,” Reed, president of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, said in an interview. Reed said that by Election Day his organization will have knocked on between 3.7 million and 4 million doors in a get-out-the-vote effort.
A man named Matthew Hammar was found living in the rafters of a Raley's grocery store in Nevada after his foot fell through the ceiling, police told the Reno Gazette Journal. Local authorities confirmed to the outlet that Hammar was stealing food from the deli and even made himself "at home" during the week he lived in the ceiling. Hammar was charged with burglary and obstructing a police officer, according to the report.
A U.S tech entrepreneur at the centre of allegations of misconduct involving British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told a newspaper they did have an affair when he was mayor of London. The Daily Mail reported on Saturday that Jennifer Arcuri, when asked if she had an affair with Johnson, said: "I think that goes without saying ... it's pretty much out there." In an interview with the newspaper, Arcuri says Johnson, who was married to second wife Marina Wheeler at the time, bombarded her with "avalanches of passion".
A New York tabloid's puzzling account about how it acquired emails purportedly from Joe Biden's son has raised some red flags. One of the biggest involves the source of the emails: Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani has traveled abroad looking for dirt on the Bidens, developing relationships with shadowy figures, including a Ukrainian lawmaker who U.S. officials have described as a Russian agent and part of a broader Russian effort to denigrate the Democratic presidential nominee.
President Donald Trump and the late Sen. John McCain had a tense phone call shortly after the 2017 inauguration, according to a new book by McCain's longtime aide. During the call, Trump appeared angry about McCain's withdrawing his endorsement during the presidential election. President Donald Trump and late Sen. John McCain had an introductory phone call shortly after Trump's January 2017 inauguration in which the newly installed president lashed out at the widely respected statesman.
A deer that was allegedly illegally raised by humans attacked and seriously injured a Colorado woman, officials said. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday that a woman was walking her dog on a wooded path near her home when a young buck attacked and seriously injured her. “The attack comes after CPW wildlife officers received tips that a neighbor of the victim was feeding the 1½-year-old buck — and even raised it after it was orphaned — in violation of state law,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a news release.
A poultry firm was forced to distance itself from a US Senator accused of racism for deliberately mispronouncing Kamala Harris' name. Perdue Chicken was inundated with complaints on social media and took to Twitter to assure people it was not linked to Senator David Perdue. “I can assure you that David Perdue has no affiliation with the Perdue brand,” the company told customers who had mistakenly tagged the brand on Twitter, believing the two to be connected.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes counted, Ardern's liberal Labour Party was winning 49% of the vote compared to 27% for its main challenger, the conservative National Party. Labour was on target to win an outright majority of the seats in Parliament, something that hasn't happened since New Zealand implemented a proportional voting system 24 years ago.
The video, taken in the coastal city of Sinop, showed a narrow column of smoke headed high into the blue sky. In recent days Turkey had issued notices restricting air space and waters off the coastal area to allow firing tests. A U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Turkey had tested the S-400 system on Friday but did not provide details.
When a New York tabloid published the alleged contents of a computer hard drive purporting to document the Ukrainian and Chinese business activities of Hunter Biden, the newspaper cast the information as a "smoking gun." Enter the FBI. Less than three weeks before one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in history, federal authorities are investigating whether the material supplied to the New York Post by Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is part of a smoke bomb of disinformation pushed by Russia.
Twenty-one people with ties to white supremacist gangs in Utah are facing federal gun and drug trafficking charges, the Justice Department announced Friday. The charges were the result of a 16-months-long investigation into "home-grown white supremacist gangs," including Soldiers of Aryan Culture, Silent Aryan Warriors, and Noble Elect Thugs. The 15 federal indictments include charges for methamphetamine and heroin distribution, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possessing a firearm while trafficking drugs.
A Utah landlord evicted an 18-year-old woman after she described suicidal thoughts to her roommates, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The woman received a letter alleging she had violated the terms of her lease by interfering with her roommates' "quiet enjoyment" of their apartment and committing "recklessly [sic] endangerment of human life, assault, harassment, nuisance, disturbance of the peace." The woman told The Salt Lake Tribune she has contacted the building's management but has not received a response.
The spectacular fall from grace of Mexico's previous armed forces supremo has raised awkward questions about the president's reliance on the military to fight drug gangs and manage an increasing portfolio of vital civilian infrastructure. Thursday's arrest of former Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos in the United States at the Los Angeles airport on drug trafficking charges sent shockwaves through the political establishment and embarrassed a once highly trusted institution. It threatens to sour government relations with the military, which since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assumed power in December 2018 has been tasked not just with reducing violence, but also managing ports and even building an airport.
President Donald Trump sees in the pandemic what he wants to see. Regard for the facts is not a hallmark of Trump's campaign for the Nov. 3 election or of his presidency. As for Trump's claim that he's done an amazing job on the pandemic, that's part of a record in office that voters are judging now and until polls close for the Nov. 3 election.
A woman convicted of cutting a pregnant woman's body open before kidnapping her baby is set to be the first inmate who is a woman to be put to death by the American government in more than 60 years. The Justice Department said Lisa Montgomery, who was convicted of fatally strangling the woman, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on 8 December at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute in Indiana. She will be the ninth federal inmate put to death since the Justice Department resumed executions in July after a nearly 20-year hiatus.
A US Postal Service employee in Kentucky was terminated after authorities alleged he tried to discard over 100 absentee ballots. The employee may also face federal charges after the ballots were found in a dumpster, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. The ballots were intended for the Jeffersontown area of Jefferson County, the most populous locality in the Commonwealth.
The Chinese government has warned Washington it may detain Americans in China in response to the Justice Department's prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The newspaper, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, said Chinese officials had issued repeated warnings through multiple channels to U.S. government officials. The paper said China's message was the United States should end prosecutions of Chinese scholars in U.S. courts, or Americans in China could find themselves in violation of Chinese law.
When President Donald Trump told the world that “bad things happen in Philadelphia,” it was, in part, a blunt assessment of his party's struggles in the nation's sixth-most populous city. For decades, Philadelphia has been the cornerstone of Democratic victories in the battleground state — producing Democratic margins so massive that winning statewide has been a longshot for most Republican presidential candidates. But it's a longshot Trump pulled off in 2016 and is trying to repeat again.
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been accused of “unconscionable cruelty" for her part in overturning an award of millions of dollars to a female inmate who claimed she was repeatedly raped by a prison guard. Ms Barrett was reportedly one of three appellate judges who reversed a 2018 $6.7 million ruling against a Wisconsin county that ran the prison. Milwaukee County was hit with the damages after one of their corrections officers was charged with repeatedly raping the 19-year-old inmate before and after her pregnancy.