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The COVID-19 outbreak sweeping through the White House, most recently among the staff of Vice President Mike Pence, has underlined the fact that in Washington's halls of power there has been a tale of two pandemics. The contrast between the chaos the pandemic has wreaked on the White House and the limited impact it has had on the health of the 25,000-strong Pentagon workforce, which has rigorously followed CDC guidelines, could not be more pronounced. President Trump has continually downplayed the severity of the virus and mocked those who took steps to protect themselves from it.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald said Thursday he had resigned from The Intercept after the US investigative media outlet refused to publish his article critical of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Greenwald, one of the first journalists to report on the Edward Snowden documents on US mass surveillance, said he was leaving the website he started in 2014 with two other journalists. "The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept's editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden," Greenwald said in a blog post.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Zach Gibson/Getty Images Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh corrected his controversial opinion in a Wisconsin mail-in voting case after Vermont's secretary of state sent the hight court a letter fact-checking his "erroneous claim" about the state's voting by mail rules. Kavanaugh issued a concurring opinion in the Supreme Court's 5-3 decision to ban Wisconsin from counting mail-in ballots if they are sent by Election Day but arrive after Nov. 3, citing Vermont as an example of a state which had not changed its "ordinary election rules" due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. filed a state lawsuit Wednesday against the evangelical school founded by his father, claiming he was wrongly ousted from his leadership post. Falwell had led the school for 13 years before he resigned under pressure in August amid a series of embarrassing scandals, culminating with him posting to Instagram a photo of himself on his yacht with a woman who was not his wife and with his pants unzipped. In a complaint in state court in Lynchburg, Virginia, Falwell's lawyers alleged that Liberty defamed Falwell and breached the former president's contract.
Donald Trump threatened Anonymous whistleblower Miles Taylor with retribution after the former DHS official outed himself as the secret author of insider revelations, with the president saying "bad things are going to happen". The threat was made in Florida as Mr Trump and Joe Biden held dueling rallies in their bitter war for the swing state's Hispanic voters, with both candidates attacking South American dictators and each claiming they were the once to bring democracy to Cuba and Venezuela. Melania Trump, meanwhile, also made a rare campaign appearance alongside her husband to decry hate, negativity and fear and say there is no room for playing politics in the middle of the pandemic.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the 2016 presidential election because of the Electoral College. The Electoral College is comprised of 538 delegates: People who cast the votes that formally elect the president. It's a system that tends to give smaller states a larger voice in the process of electing the president, and one that Clinton has publicly opposed in the past.
Walmart will remove guns and ammo from all sales floors and displays, Sarah Nassauer at The Wall Street Journal first reported, in a year of record gun sales. "We have seen some isolated civil unrest and as we have done on several occasions over the last few years, we have moved our firearms and ammunition off the sales floor as a precaution for the safety of our associates and customers," a Walmart spokesman told Business Insider. Weapons will still be available to purchase upon request in stores where they are sold, according to the report.
Three people have been killed—including one elderly woman and another person by decapitation—and several others injured in a suspected terror attack inside the Notre-Dame basilica in the French city of Nice. The knife-wielding assailant, who was wounded by police gunfire, allegedly yelled “Allahu Akbar” several times, including while he was being detained, in what has come to be known as a battle cry for Islamic extremists in Europe. The city's mayor, Christian Estrosi, wrote immediately after the killings that “everything suggests a terrorist attack,” and said the unnamed suspect had been arrested and taken to a hospital in the city.
The dispute has its roots in a knife attack outside a French school on October 16 in which a man of Chechen origin beheaded Samuel Paty, a teacher who had shown pupils the cartoons in a civics lesson on freedom of speech. France has allowed displays of the cartoons, which are considered blasphemous by Muslims. Macron paid tribute to Paty, describing him as a "quiet hero" dedicated to instilling the democratic values of the French Republic in his pupils.
He also attacked Beijing for its treatment of religious minorities, calling China “the gravest threat to the future of religious freedom." Delivering a speech on religious freedom in the capital of the world's most populous Muslim nation, Pompeo denounced the Chinese Communist Party for its reported mass abuses of Muslim minorities in the western Xinjiang region. The atheist CCP has tried to convince the world that its brutalization of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang is necessary as a counterterrorism efforts or poverty - depending on the audience, they are speaking to,” Pompeo said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) warned on Wednesday that Democratic candidates had a “50-50” chance of winning a majority in the Senate in the upcoming general elections. Republicans currently hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate, but several Republican candidates are facing strong Democratic challengers. Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine) is in a difficult reelection campaign against Maine House speaker Sara Gideon, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina is behind in polling against Democrat Cal Cunningham.
Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons welcomed Insider into their 130-square-foot tiny house in Oregon for five days as part of the new "A Week in My Tiny House" series. Many people dream of downsizing and moving into a tiny house, but most don't know what it really takes to call a tiny house a home. As part of a new series "A Week in My Tiny House," Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons welcomed Insider into their tiny house for a week to show what it's really like living in their 130-square-foot home full time for the past five years.
CHICAGO – A Black woman wounded in the fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Illinois said Tuesday that a Waukegan police officer fired on her and her boyfriend while they had their hands raised in the air. A police officer in Waukegan, just north of Chicago, shot and killed Marcellis Stinnette, 19, and wounded Tafara Williams, 20, on Oct. 20 when the car they were in allegedly reversed toward the officer, who fired into the car, according to police. The officer, who was identified only as a Hispanic five-year member of the department, was terminated Friday night "for multiple policy and procedure violations," Department Commander Edgar Navarro said in a news release.
UPS has found the set of documents that Tucker Carlson said had 'vanished' in transit, and which he claimed would be damaging to Joe Biden and his family. Carlson had told viewers the documents had disappeared but did not name the courier transporting them. UPS then confirmed to Business Insider that it was the carrier.
A man was arrested for making unauthorized changes to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' voter registration details, state authorities said. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it arrested Anthony Steven Guevara, 20, of Naples, Florida, on Tuesday night on charges of unauthorized access of a computer and altering a voter registration without consent after he changed DeSantis' address via his web browser. The department said Guevara is believed to have also accessed the voter registrations of U.S. Senator Rick Scott and sports celebrities Michael Jordan and LeBron James but made no changes.
Stacks of boxes mail are seen at the U.S. Post Office Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) argued that there is no "constitutional right" to timely mail delivery after its own data showed that on-time delivery times had plummeted ahead of Election Day. The Department of Justice, which is defending the USPS in a lawsuit brought by New York and other states over changes ordered by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a top donor to President Donald Trump, argued that the mail slowdown cannot be unlawful because there is no guarantee in the Constitution of timely mail delivery, Bloomberg News reported.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at criticism from Fox Newsâ Laura Ingraham over her appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair wearing â outfits worth $14,000â . On Thursday Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a scathing response to Ingrahamâ s retweet of the broadcasters article titled: â AOC appears in Vanity Fair in outfits worth $14,000 to curse out Trumpâ "100 per cent worth it, would do it again," the progressive Democratic representative said. The congresswoman, who is bidding for re-election in New York's 14th congressional district, then went one step further to undermine the broadcaster's criticism of her with sarcastic follow-up.
An attorney for WWE told Insider that the accusations against Phillips were about a "foot fetish" and did not include "anything approximating conventional forms of sexual abuse such as rape, sodomy, etc." He described claims that the McMahons knew about the accusations while continuing to work with Phillips as "outlandish" and "classic libel." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As President Donald Trump's presidential campaign lurches toward the finish line, many of his supporters have seized on an increasingly deranged and unsupported set of accusations and tropes that paint Joe Biden and the Democratic Party as tolerant of sex predators who prey on children.
Lebanon and Israel held a second round of U.S.-mediated talks Wednesday over their disputed maritime border and agreed to continue discussions on the next day. Local news reports described the meeting as “serious” as the two sides got down to technicalities and the Lebanese delegation pushed for an additional 1,430 square kilometers (550 square miles) to be included in Lebanese territory. The U.S. has been mediating the issue for about a decade, but only earlier this month was a breakthrough reached on an agreement for a framework for U.S.-mediated talks.
Alabama The most recent poll added to poll analysis site FiveThirtyEight shows Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville leading incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones by 14 percentage points. The Cyngal poll of 645 likely voters, released Monday, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.86 percentage points. While most polls show Tuberville up by solid margins, an FM3 Research added to FiveThirtyEight on Oct. 16 shows Jones up by 1 point.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel reacted to the media coverage of the Hunter Biden story on 'America's Newsroom.
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has taken a hit among Americans with nearly half saying they feel worse about the senatorâs job performance over the last four years, according to a new poll. Only 16 per cent of respondents said they felt better about Mr McConnell, a Republican senator for Kentucky, and his job performance over the last four years. This compared to 44 per cent of respondents saying they feel worse about his performance, according to an Independent poll with JL Partners.
The White House is reportedly still pushing for a herd immunity police to address the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the denials, The Daily Beast reported. Public health officials have repeatedly said the approach would cost thousands of unnecessary infections and deaths. Herd immunity is when a population has enough people who are immune to a virus it slows the spread of transmission.
Bingham wrote that the Vaccine Taskforce recognised that "many, and possibly all, of these vaccines could fail", adding the focus has been on jabs that are expected to elicit immune responses in those over 65. Environment Minister George Eustice said on Wednesday that a vaccine would be the answer to the COVID-19 crisis, but that Bingham's analysis was "probably right." Bingham also cautioned that the global manufacturing capacity for vaccines was vastly inadequate for the billions of doses that were needed, and that Britain's manufacturing capability to date had been "equally scarce".
Ruth Bader Ginsburg should have retired before 2016 so president Donald Trump would never have had the opportunity to fill her vacated seat when she died, Bill Maher has said. The liberal-leaning 'Real Time' talk show host also suggested Democrats failed to properly plan for the possibility that Ginsburg, known as RBG, might die while serving on the bench. Mr Obama had a private lunch with RBG and is understood to have brought up her retirement, pointing out Democrats might lose the Senate, meaning he could lose the chance to appoint a justice.
“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.”