White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx is criticizing North Dakotans as the state experiences one of the highest rates of transmission nationwide.'Least use of masks that we have seen' »
Donald Trump has narrowed Joe Biden's lead in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania, increasing from 44.7 points on 25 October to 45.1 points the next day, as the Democratic contender slipped 0.1 points over the same period. Mr Trump has been campaigning heavily in the state, holding as many as three rallies in one day. Regardless of the election outcome, the major portion of the country - 40 per cent - thinks the US is headed for civil war.
A man died after Las Vegas police said he hung out of a car and struck a bicyclist, killing her. On Sunday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of two people who had been hit by a car, according to a news release. The man was the passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Rodrigo Cruz, police said, and he leaned out of the window, pushing a female bicyclist to the ground.
The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday published a caricature of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid his tensions with French President Emmanuel Macron. The cartoon depicts Erdogan sitting in his underwear, drinking a beer, and lifting up a woman's hijab to expose her bare backside. Erdogan has vocally condemned Macron's recent attacks on Islam, saying on Saturday the French president needed "mental" treatment.
One person is dying from COVID-19 every three minutes in Iran, state television said on Wednesday, as the health ministry reported a record daily toll of 415 fatalities. Parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf tweeted that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest among dozens of officials to be infected. Non-essential businesses have been shut in Tehran and dozens of other cities as cases rise again in the Middle East's worst-hit country.
One week out from Election Day, President Trump's campaign is reportedly pulling advertising out of Florida. The president's re-election campaign has "all but pulled its advertising" out of the crucial state that he carried in 2016, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The campaign reportedly canceled $5.5 million in ad spending in Florida during the final two weeks of the 2020 campaign and is now focusing on four states: Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
A viral social media post claims Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden isn't the public servant he's made out to be. The meme, shared on Facebook, depicts an encounter between Joe Biden and a person wearing a helmet who is turned away from the camera. There's a speech bubble over Biden's head which reads “I don't work for you!” as Biden points at the person, insinuating he said that to the person.
The grandson of religious leader Billy Graham was forced to deny he was the pastor who performed a vulgar act on a plane passenger in an apparent case of mistaken identity. The Rev Will Graham took to Twitter to deny he was involved in the bizarre incident and had not even been on the flight at the time. Now it has been reported that it was the Rev Danny Chalmers who was charged with disorderly conduct for the allegedly urinating on a passenger on a flight from Las Vegas Detroit, according to the Religion News Service.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has adjourned the Senate until November 9. The move ends the prospect of an additional coronavirus stimulus deal being reached before Election Day. Democrats and Republicans have been at odds over the terms of a deal, with Senate Democrats last week blocking a "skinny" $500 million bill re-proposed by Republicans.
First lady Melania Trump had nothing but praise for her husband on Tuesday, telling a crowd in Atglen, Pennsylvania, that President Trump is "tough, successful, and fair" and "sees potential in everyone he meets, no matter their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation." This was the first lady's first solo campaign event for 2020, and she was joined by former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. The event was held in a converted barn usually used for wedding receptions, USA Today reports, with several hundred people in attendance.
Two sisters entered a small shop in Chicago on Sunday when they were approached by a worker who asked them to wear a mask and to use hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 according to Karie James who is a police spokesperson, the Chicago Sun Times reported. The argument escalated and the women Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, are accused of attacking the man. Jessica pulled a knife out of her back pocket and began stabbing the 32-year-old man.
Iran's foreign minister used his speech for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations to accuse the United States of initiating or joining eight wars since 200 that displaced 37 million people and resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives and “unprecedented extremism. Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a virtual speech to the U.N. General Assembly that it was time for the 193-member world body “to recommit itself to stand up -- united -- against unilateralism and war” promoted by the United States. Zarif's speech had scheduled to be broadcast on Sept.
A Washington Post/ABC News poll of Wisconsin and Michigan released Wednesday morning had good news for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. In Michigan, the poll found him beating President Trump by a modest 7 percentage points among likely voters, 51 percent to 44 percent, within the margin of error. But Biden's lead in Wisconsin was 17 points among both likely and registered voters, a lead so large The Washington Post suggested it might be "significantly more bullish for Biden than some other public polls" because of "variation in random sample surveys."
PHILADELPHIA—Hundreds gathered in West Philadelphia on Tuesday to protest the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr, a 27-year-old Black man, hours after ferocious unrest in response to the incident sent a chunk of the city into chaos. In video captured by an eyewitness and posted to social media, police on Monday afternoon fired several shots at Wallace Jr., who was seen approaching the officers with a knife—and whose mother was on hand, pleading for de-escalation. According to Wallace Jr.'s family's attorney, Shaka Johnson, they contacted emergency services for assistance with an ongoing mental health crisis, and the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that officers had visited the home twice that day before the shooting.
The Trump campaign's website was briefly hacked late Tuesday, with the culprits posting a typo-riddled message on the site threatening to release “evidence” of the president's “criminal involvement” in a supposed scheme to sway next week's election. The hackers, whose identity was not immediately known, only managed to crack into the Trump website's “about” page. Within minutes of the breach being discovered, the Trump campaign took down the site, but not before some news organizations were able to screen-grab the ominous message.
Donald Trump has claimed on Twitter he is “winning big on voting numbers” despite myriad polling evidence to the contrary, with rival Joe Biden three points ahead in Texas, according to the latest Dallas Morning News poll, with voters backing the Democratic nominee by 48-45 per cent in what is typically Republican territory. On Sunday, Mr Biden warned the election outcome was far from certain and denounced Mr Trump's attempts to “delegitimise” the authenticity of mail ballots in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes that the president stormed out of after taking exception to being asked “tough questions”. Other polls in recent weeks have also shown the former vice president pulling ahead in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan - all of which were critical in Mr Trump's 2016 victory.
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Fox News staffers are "in a panic" about election-night coverage after several of the network's top hosts were exposed a COVID-19 patient and told to quarantine, a staffer told The Daily Beast on Monday. Several top execs and hosts — including Fox News' president, Jay Wallace, and chief political correspondent, Bret Baier — took a flight with someone who later tested positive for the coronavirus. An internal memo sent to staffers on Monday said the network would be paring down staff for election-night operations after multiple positive cases, The Daily Beast reported.
Melbourne's shops, restaurants and hotels opened for business on Wednesday after a four month coronavirus lockdown, with happy customers enjoying alfresco eating in the spring sunshine and shopkeepers hoping for big sales to make up for lost revenue. The state of Victoria and its capital Melbourne, Australia's second most populous city, has been the epicentre of COVID-19 infections, but the strict lockdown has ended a second wave, with only two new cases and two deaths overnight. On Melbourne's Carlisle St, in the dining district of Prahran, patrons were seated at outdoor dining tables, drinking coffees and eating brunch of smashed avocado and eggs on toast.
In an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday morning, McEnany was introduced as “Trump 2020 senior adviser and White House press secretary. A few hours later, Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney introduced McEnany by saying she is “serving now as adviser for the Trump campaign. McEnany's dual roles for the White House and the Trump reelection campaign immediately set off alarm bells among good-government advocates, who said they represent yet another instance of the often blurry lines between the Trump administration and the president's political operation.
President Donald Trump is heaping attention on Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District in the home stretch before Election Day. Nebraska is one of two states that awards electoral votes to each of its congressional districts, in addition to awarding electoral votes for winning the entire state. In 2016, Trump managed to take all five of Nebraska's electoral votes, but polls show the race for the Omaha area's 2nd District — and its single electoral vote — could be more difficult this time around.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plan to warn lawmakers that stripping back Section 230 would hurt how we communicate on the internet. The remarks are part of the CEOs' prepared testimonies for a virtual Senate hearing on Wednesday, which will focus on Section 230 protections. Democrats and Republicans have largely agreed that Section 230 should be updated, but conservatives have brought greater urgency to the revisions after Facebook and Twitter began fact-checking President Donald Trump's posts in May.
Shirtless beneath a pink blazer, Eylon Nuphar stands scarred and proud as she poses for the cover of an Israeli women's magazine one month after undergoing a double mastectomy. Nuphar, 49, an Israeli performing artist, chose not to have her breasts reconstructed after the surgery and hopes her cover shoot for Laisha weekly will inspire other women going through similar trials. Nuphar carries the BRCA gene which is associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
House judiciary committee Republicans used their official Twitter account on Monday night to wish Hilary Clinton a "Happy Birthday" after judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the supreme court. "Amy Coney Barrett, confirmed," the House judiciary GOP page tweeted, shortly after Ms Barrett, 48, was sworn in on the high court in America. Former secretary of state Clinton, who turned 73 on Monday, had condemned the appointment of Ms Barrett to the bench, saying it signalled the death knell for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sweeping health reforms ushered in under the Obama administration.
A challenge to Minnesota's seven-day extension for counting absentee ballots received after Election Day went before an appeals court panel Tuesday, as attorneys for the Republican plaintiffs argued that leaving the extension intact could lead to the disqualification of thousands of votes that are received after Nov. 3. In their appeal of a lower court's ruling upholding the extension, lawyers for Republican state Rep. Eric Lucero and GOP activist James Carson — who both would participate in the Electoral College if President Donald Trump carries Minnesota — signal that if the extension stays in place, any votes that arrive after Minnesota's traditional Election Day cutoff would be challenged as being ineligible.
“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.”