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Pete Buttigieg took down a Trump supporting heckler during a speech in Florida by getting him to denounce white supremacy. With less than a week to go until 3 Novemberâs election, Mr Buttigieg attended a rally in St Pete, Florida, on Wednesday evening, to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. As Mr Buttigieg, 38, spoke on the socially distanced platform, a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat and cargo shorts attempted to disrupt his speech while live-streaming the event, according to Pink News.
Prosecutors said they have filed seven additional sexual assault counts against adult film actor Ron Jeremy, which together with previous charges carry a maximum sentence of more than 300 years in prison. The seven new counts, filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, involve six women and go back to 1996, the prosecutor's office said in a statement. They add to other charges previously filed against Jeremy, 67, whose real name is Ron Jeremy Hyatt.
President Donald Trump brought a series of guests on stage with him during a campaign rally in Arizona on Wednesday, but raised eyebrows with his treatment of the only local Republican senator Martha McSally. Mr Trump initially said Ms McSally â “ who is also fighting for re-election next week â “ was â greatâ and â respected by everybodyâ . But the presidentâ s own tone was less than respectful, as he ordered the senator up onto the stage and told her she had â one minuteâ to speak.
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.
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. In a complaint in state court in Lynchburg, Virginia, Falwell's lawyers alleged that Liberty defamed Falwell and breached the former president's contract. "Mr. Falwell has suffered damage to his reputation, damage to his profession, humiliation, and anguish; lost business opportunities; and suffered other pecuniary damage," according to the plaintiff's complaint.
U.S. Senators Wednesday grilled the chief executives of some of America's largest tech companies: Twitter, Facebook and Google. At issue: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - which protects companies from liability over content posted by users . Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's Sundar Pichai said the law is crucial to free expression on the internet.
There also is a difference in how the justices act based on whether they are ruling on a lawsuit that began in state or federal court. Conservative justices who hold a majority on the Supreme Court object to what they see as intrusions by federal judges who order last-minute changes to state election rules, even in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The power to alter absentee ballot deadlines and other voting issues rests with state legislatures, not federal courts, according to the conservative justices.
Hopes for another coronavirus relief package before the election were squashed this week when the Senate adjourned until Nov. 9 — and a new poll found who Americans blame for the lack of an agreement. Democrats, Republicans and the White House have been unable to reach a deal on a second stimulus package for months. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have come closer to reaching a compromise on a bill worth up to $2 trillion, CBS News reports, but they've remained at odds over key aspects of the package.
Most new COVID-19 cases in Europe come from a mutated variant of the coronavirus spread from Spain by tourists, scientists said in a report Thursday. The coronavirus variant was first identified in northeastern Spain in June and was carried abroad by tourists and other travelers, the scientists said. There isn't enough data to suggest this variant, known as 20A.EU1, is more deadly, the team from the University of Basel, ETH Zürich in Basel, and SeqCOVID in Spain said.
Now, it seems to be all systems go for a 2020 Democratic â blue wave.â Flashback to where the race stood five days out, on November 2, 2016: Â According to RealClearPolitics, Hillary Clinton then had an aggregate lead of 1.3 points in the national vote (she won by 2.1 points, but of course lost in enough states to lose the Electoral College). In the no-toss-up map, Clinton held a slim 66-point lead (up from eight the day before) in the race to the 270 votes needed to secure the presidency in America. In the battleground/toss-up states according to RCP (Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida), Clinton had a 1.8-point lead but was actually losing two of them â ” Ohio and Florida.
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There have been few high-profile Republican politicians more publicly and slavishly devoted to President Trump over the last few years than Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Apparently that near-total fealty hasn't been enough for Graham to earn a little loyalty in return. The Trumpiest corners of the conservative ecosphere have made it plain in recent weeks that they're ready to abandon Graham — who is locked in a tight re-election race with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison — even if it means losing his Senate seat.
Three other airlines currently serve the route with Southwest going up against American Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier Airlines. Between Chicago and Denver Southwest will begin flying between Chicago and Denver on February 14, 2021, with six times daily service from O'Hare International complementing existing service from Midway International. Four other airlines currently serve the route with Southwest going up against American Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Frontier Airlines.
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.
A major train derailment in a Southeast Texas community has forced schools and businesses to evacuate. The train derailed on tracks in Mauriceville, a small community about 100 miles east of Houston, on Thursday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Drone photos show at least a dozen train cars crumpled on tracks along a state highway.
Ice Cube has been adamant that Democrats told him to hold off until after the election before making demands for his “Contract With Black America. However, he admitted that he blew off a Zoom call with vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The NWA rapper and actor recently revealed to Fox Soul's Cocktails with Queens, that features Claudia Jordan, Vivica A. Fox, LisaRaye McCoy, and Syleena Johnson, that he turned down a request by the California senator to be a part of a Zoom call.
UPS told Business Insider that documents shipped to the Fox News host Tucker Carlson were lost in its care. Carlson said on his show on Wednesday that a cache of documents sent to California from New York went missing, but he did not say who was responsible. Carlson gave few details about the documents other than that they concerned Joe Biden and would be "damning" if made public.
The acting chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was fired by the agencyâs chief of staff after he asked Trumpâs newest appointees to NOAAÂ to recognise the scientific integrity policy, according to a report from the New York Times. Craig McLean, NOAAâs acting chief scientist, emailed the new staff members in September asking them to acknowledge the agencyâs rules on scientific conduct and code of ethics, which among other things requires that employees make decisions based on the science and without political influence. McLean, a founding director ofÂ NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and a 25-year veteran ofÂ NOAA's Commissioned Corps, responded that it was his job to oversee ethics at the agency.
Clarence Martin, Jr. allegedly suffered from “mental issues.” A newborn was allegedly thrown from the second-floor balcony by her father on Saturday around 4 a.m. in Las Vegas. Clarence Martin, Jr. was arguing with the infant's mother, Nicole Poole, when he snatched her away to the balcony of their apartment and didn't return with her moments later, according to People.
Jon Taffer, the host of the hit show "Bar Rescue" on Paramount, scored a sit-down interview in Las Vegas with President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning for "The Jon Taffer Podcast." Taffer told Insider he was "surprised" by Trump's grasp of policy details in the hospitality sector, particularly with the workings of the PPP loan program and the tax codes for restaurants. Taffer said he also offered Trump's Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, an interview for the podcast, part of what he described as an effort to drill into both candidates' plans to help bars and restaurants recover from the pandemic.
Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff has gone viral for his blistering comments at a debate in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday about his opponentâs record on Covid-19 and health care. Mr Ossoff â a former investigative journalist â and GOP Senator David Perdue are in a statistical deadlock, recent polls show, in one of the two Georgia Senate races this fall that could decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the upper chamber next year. In the video, viewed over 3m times on social media by Thursday morning, Mr Ossoff accuses Mr Perdue of being a âcrookâ who was âlooking afterâ his own assets during the coronavirus pandemic and blasts the incumbent for voting to end health care protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions on four separate occasions.
Coffee business owner Darren Silverman pulled his van over and wept when he heard on the radio that Melbourne's pandemic lockdown would be largely lifted on Wednesday after 111 days. Silverman was making a home delivery Monday when the announcement was made that restrictions in Australia's second-largest city would be relaxed. According to the Victoria state government the lockdown changes will allow 6,200 retail stores, 5,800 cafés and restaurants, 1,000 beauty salons and 800 pubs to reopen, impacting 180,000 jobs.
Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images President Trump has repeatedly tried to cast doubt on the results of the presidential election and signaled that he hopes the Supreme Court's conservative majority can deliver him a win — but election law experts say that scenario is increasingly implausible because Trump has fallen so far behind in the polls. "It is unlikely the Supreme Court will decide the 2020 elections because it would have to be so close in a state pivotal to the Electoral College that litigating could make a difference," Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California Irvine School of Law, told Salon.
Taco Bell's systemwide sales grew 5% in the most recent quarter. The popularity of the Grilled Cheese Burrito and larger party packs helped boost same-store sales by 3%, according to CEO David Gibbs. Meanwhile, controversial menu cuts — including potatoes — helped restaurants grow profit margins, with operating margins up 4.3% in the quarter.
It was after 8 p.m. Tuesday when Hector Martinez came straight from work to an early-voting site near his home, flicked off his headlights and headed inside to cast a ballot. “This was much easier,” Martinez, 47, said Tuesday, after voting at the Bayland Park Community Center in southwest Houston. Martinez, who voted for former Vice President Joe Biden in the presidential race, is among more than 1.2 million voters who've already cast ballots in Harris County, which includes Houston, as of Wednesday evening, nearly surpassing the fast-growing county's total turnout from 2016.
“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.”