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With just three days left until the election, President Trump's enemies are seeing new opportunities in staunchly red states. The Lincoln Project, a conservative-led political action committee dedicated to eroding President Trump's support among Republicans, announced on Saturday that it is buying over $1 million of ads in Georgia, Montana and South Carolina in the final days of the presidential race. Ron Steslow, a veteran GOP consultant and Lincoln Project co-founder, said the fact that these states could go against Trump shows “just how badly the president is doing all over the country.”
A Biden campaign event was cancelled in Texas on Friday after reportedly coming under threat from armed Trump supporters, days after the president's eldest son called on his father's supporters to “get out there, have some fun”. Don Jr posted a video earlier this week ahead of Democratic VP candidate, Kamala Harris, holding an event in Texas and urged his father's supporters to show up. He said: “It'd be great if you guys would all get together, head down to McAllen and give Kamala Harris a nice Trump Train welcome.
The claim: Sen. Rob Donaldson made a speech before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing before the confirmation of Associate Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to a standing ovation. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, recently confirmed as the high court's newest member, sat before the Judiciary Committee for days as part of the confirmation process. During those hearings, senators from across the country took time to question Barrett and offer their thoughts.
A police source said the priest was of Greek nationality, and had been able to tell emergency services as they arrived that he had not recognised his assailant. The motivation for the attack was not known last night, but the shooting came in the wake of several grisly Islamist attacks on French soil and a growing tension between France and the Muslim world. Emmanuel Macron, the French president, lashed out at Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, slamming Turkey's "bellicose" stance towards Nato allies.
The FBI is investigating Hunter Biden for money laundering, reports say; reaction and analysis from Judge Jeanine Pirro on 'Fox & Friends.
A controversial figure within the Roman Catholic Church made waves in the online world of QAnon Friday, after his open letter to President Trump was quoted in a post from the anonymous leader of the cultlike conspiracy movement. The letter by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former Vatican ambassador to the United States and outspoken adversary of Pope Francis, hit many of the favorite themes of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, attacking its familiar villains, from the ominous “global elite” to Bill Gates and “the mainstream media.” “The fate of the whole world is being threatened by a global conspiracy against God and humanity,” Viganò wrote, emphasizing the “epochal importance of the imminent election,” casting Trump as “the final garrison against the world dictatorship” and his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, as “a person who is manipulated by the deep state.”
MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — “Don't WORRY!,” reads the cryptic note scribbled on a scrap of perforated paper smuggled out of a dank, basement cellblock. The weeks-old message is all the family of Matthew Heath has to pin its hopes on since the former U.S. Marine corporal was arrested at a roadblock in Venezuela almost two months ago and accused by President Nicolás Maduro of being a terrorist and spying for Donald Trump. Nobody in the family or Trump administration has spoken to Heath.
Kyle Rittenhouse was extradited to Wisconsin after an Illinois judge rejected his legal challenge on Friday. The 17-year-old was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in August over the shooting of three people at anti-police-brutality protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse argued Wisconsin's request to extradite him from Illinois violated his constitutional rights, but the Illinois judge said it wasn't the court's place to rule on those issues, accusing him of asking the court to "ignore binding Illinois law."
The Biden campaign's Texas communications director, Tariq Thowfeek, said holding the event would have placed Biden staffers and supporters at risk. Rather than engage in productive conversation about the drastically different visions that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have for our country, Trump supporters in Texas today instead decided to put our staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm's way,” Thowfeek told The Daily Beat. Our supporters will continue to organize their communities for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Democrats up and down the ballot, and to the Texans who disrupted our events today: We'll see you on November 3rd.
The key ally in Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's coalition has called for general elections to be held to establish a stable government once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, in a new snag to his fragile hold on power. Muhyiddin, who took office in March, has only a two-seat majority in Parliament and is being challenged by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who recently alleged he has majority support of lawmakers to form a new government. The United Malays National Organization, the biggest party in Muhyiddin's government, reiterated support for his administration amid a spike in coronavirus cases but demanded polls to be held once the crisis abates.
Today, most of the US, with the exception of Hawaii, Arizona, and many US territories, recognizes daylight-saving time. Thinkers including Benjamin Franklin, the New Zealand scientist George Hudson, and the Englishman William Willett advocated for plans that would give them more sunlight in the day going all the way back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The US and several European countries enacted daylight-saving time during World War I and World War II as an energy-conservation measure and kept it during peacetime.
Typhoon Goni, the most powerful storm this year, has made landfall in the Philippines with maximum sustained winds of 225km/h (140mph). It is expected to hit the main island of Luzon later in the day, passing over the capital Manila. Goni - known as Rolly in the Philippines - is the most powerful storm to hit the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people in 2013.
President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden are in the home stretch of this election. The race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden has always been a bit of a brawl. Trump appeared to be referring to an instance in 2016 when Biden, campaigning for then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, said he would have liked to take Trump "behind the gym" if they had been in high school together.
Many countries, especially in the democratic West, champion freedom of expression and allow publications that lampoon Islam's prophet. Its brutal colonial past, staunch secular policies and tough-talking president who is seen as insensitive toward the Muslim faith all play a role. As France steps up security and mourns three people killed in a knife attack at a church on Thursday – the latest of many attributed to Islamic extremists in recent years -- here's a look at some of the reasons the country is under fire.
Police in Vancouver, Washington, faced a second night of protests on Friday after officers fatally shot a 21-year-old Black man in a bank parking lot Thursday night. Clark County sheriff's deputies shot and killed Kevin Peterson, Jr., 21, near a U.S. Bank just prior to 6 p.m. Thursday. Protesters gathered near the site of the shooting Thursday night, and mourners planned to gather at the site Friday night for a vigil.
President Donald Trump might continue holding campaign rallies after Election Day if no winner is declared on election night, campaign officials told Politico. President Donald Trump could continue holding campaign rallies after Election Day if no winner is immediately declared, Politico reported. Trump campaign surrogates have been told to keep their diaries clear after November 3, reported the outlet.
For a second straight day Saturday, many university students in Bangkok boycotted a graduation ceremony attended by Thailand's king and queen, as part of an unprecedented push for reform of the monarchy. A small group of royalists welcomed King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida when they arrived at the university. It may have been tongue-in-cheek, but the police presence on campus and on the river at the back of Thammasat University showed the concern of the authorities that some students might stage a stunt to embarrass the royal couple.
Brazil's government will "of course" buy a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine that is being tested in the country, Vice President Hamilton Mourão said on Friday, in the latest example of him contradicting President Jair Bolsonaro. Last week, Bolsonaro, a long-standing China critic, said the federal government would not buy a COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac, one day after the health minister said that it would be included in the nation's immunization program. His comments thrust into the open a simmering debate over vaccine policy between the president and key governors, who have been exploring alternatives to the AstraZeneca vaccine the federal government has prioritized.
A Florida shopper wouldn't take no for an answer, and things got a little out of hand. According to a police report from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Dahianna Serraty caused a scene at a Spectrum cable TV and cell[phone store in Orange City during lunchtime Tuesday. The third time the suspect entered the store she came back with a “long silver metal object,” which turned out to be a crowbar, according to the affidavit.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said in a complaint Friday that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows allegedly misused campaign funds by spending them on personal expenditures. The watchdog group is urging the Federal Election Commission to investigate Meadows. The FEC prohibits candidates from using campaign funds for personal use.
A Saudi man in a speeding car crashed into the outer gates of Mecca's Grand Mosque late Friday night, the country's state-run news agency reported. The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. and saw the man's car ram through a barrier and keep driving until it hit the gate on the Grand Mosque's southern side, the Saudi Press Agency said. The Grand Mosque houses the cube-shaped Kaaba that observant Muslims pray toward five times a day.
Senator Lindsay Graham once said Donald Trump should “go to hell”, and The Daily Show happily reminded viewers with a supercut titled “What Happened to Lindsey Graham?” this week. One Democratic senator, who remained anonymous, recently told Buzzfeed News that the Republican had changed so much, “it's like the guy I knew got kidnapped and his twin brother showed up”. Since 2016, Mr Graham has delivered Mr Trump's appointments to the Supreme Court despite opposition, has been promoted to Senate Judiciary Committee chair, and won his Republican primary without any considerable challenge in June.
Standing in solidarity with their Polish sisters on Wednesday (October 28). Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators gather outside the Polish embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Chanting, revolution is a woman, they're one of several rallies around the globe this past week; angry about a top Polish court's decision to ban nearly all abortions in the predominantly Catholic nation.
A new tropical depression has formed in the Caribbean, putting the 2020 hurricane season within reach of breaking a slew of meteorological records. The National Hurricane Center said the system could strengthen into Tropical Storm Eta later Saturday, which would tie 2005's record for most named storms in a season — 28. It would also be the first time a storm was ever named Eta, the seventh letter in the Greek alphabet.
With a record number of ballots cast during the early voting period in Texas, candidates, strategists and political analysts are poring over the numbers, looking for clues as to which way the state might go on Election Day. Roughly 57% of registered voters in the state voted early, shattering previous turnout records with one day of voting ahead. About 735,000 more people voted early this year in Texas than voted in the entire 2016 presidential election, including on Election Day.
“Many are longtime Republicans wrestling with what they see as a choice between two lousy candidates.”
“Some undecideds turn out to be people who’ve long felt alienated from the two big political parties.”
“They’re not following the 24-hour news cycle. The election and politics are just not a high priority.”
“One common trait: at this stage of the game, the undecided voter doesn’t fit into an easy political profile.”
“More realistically...these voters may not be motivated to vote at all in the 2020 election.”