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    Angely Mercado November 5, 2020 11:15AM (UTC) This post originally appeared on Grist. Grist is a nonprofit news agency working toward a planet that doesn't burn and a future that doesn't suck. Sign up to receive Grist's top stories in your inbox. It's the day after the 2020 presidential election, but Americans have no certainty about who will be their next president. Despite predictions of an easy win for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, it looks as though either he or President Trump will just barely cross the electoral college vote threshold needed to claim victory. Mail-in ballots in key battleground states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada are still being counted. These votes could well determine the victor, given the razor-thin margins in the half dozen swing states where the race is too close to call. No matter what, it's going to be close. One thing that is certain, however,...
    San Francisco voters approved a new tax that will target businesses with the most disproportionately paid CEOs. Measure L required a simple majority to pass and was approved by 65.18% of voters Tuesday night, making San Francisco the first U.S. city to move to tax both private and public businesses based on how “overpaid” their top executives are. The measure, introduced by Supervisor Matt Haney and backed by the board, is expected to generate between $60 million and $140 million a year in general funds starting in 2022, according to an estimate by the city. Haney said he wants most of the money to be directed towards health services. “It was the right time and the right city, with a very big turnout,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. The council and other business groups, including the California Chamber of Commerce, opposed the measure but...
    As I write, the 2020 presidential election is too close to call. The current Electoral College vote count narrowly favors Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden: 238 to 213. However, there are many votes still to be counted and the race could still go either way. With more votes being counted in the “Blue Wall” states—Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania—voting tallies have moved slightly in Biden’s favor. There are also tight races in North Carolina, Georgia, and Nevada that have not yet been called for either candidate. Yet, the margins are razor-thin, and in all likelihood, we will not know the results until later this week. However, regardless of who wins, either former Vice President Joe Biden or President Donald Trump will have the enormous responsibility of bringing a fractured and deeply divided country together. Neither will have a mandate. Neither will have a clear ratification of their agenda. Nor will there...
    VIDEO3:4503:45Trading Nation: Defense stocks and the electionTrading Nation The final result has yet to be tallied, but the outcome of the U.S. election could have a big impact on one area of the market: the defense sector. The ITA aerospace and defense ETF outpaced the S&P 500 in the early years of the Trump administration, partially bolstered by government spending, but has faltered since the pandemic March lows. While Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has stopped short of vowing to make cuts to the defense budget, which has increased under President Donald Trump, he has said that Trump's approach has abandoned all fiscal discipline. Mark Tepper, president of Strategic Wealth Partners, sees a win-win scenario for the defense stocks. "No matter who wins, we still need to protect our country. And there's also no doubt that the new age of warfare is more digital, more cyberattacks, less tanks, less aircraft...
    Tasos Katopodis/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.In his last super-spreading rallies of the 2020 campaign, Donald Trump denounced Lady GaGa, derided Jon Bon Jovi, and decried LeBron James. At one outing, he beamed when the crowd chanted, “Fire Fauci!” He told the crowd he just might do that after the election. At another event, he voiced his support for Texas Trump supporters who had threatened a Biden campaign bus. Anger. Violence. Hatred. Ignorance. It was an appropriate synthesis of the core message of the 45th president of the United States. Not an economic agenda. Not a foreign policy plan. And certainly not a program for thwarting the still-raging pandemic and redressing the economic damage it has wrought. With five thousand Americans dying each week from COVID-19—and medical systems in the latest hotspots being overwhelmed—Trump repeatedly mocked the...
    Oregon became the first state to decriminalize small amounts of all illegal drugs Tuesday. Ballot Measure 110 passed with about 59% of the vote. It removes criminal penalties, including prison time, for possessing small amounts of controlled substances. People caught with drugs will have the option of either paying a $100 fine or getting a “completed health assessment” at an addiction recovery center. The law also establishes a new statewide drug-treatment system funded in part by tax revenue from marijuana sales. Another ballot measure in Oregon legalized the use of psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, as a therapy for mental health treatment. Voters in the District of Columbia approved a similar measure Tuesday with about 76% of the vote, according to the Associated Press. Supporters of Measure 110 lauded the win as a step toward reversing drug policies that have disproportionately affected minority groups....
    American voters on Tuesday delivered a split decision on two parties that could hardly have offered more starkly differing views of the future of the nation, in an election that defied expert predictions and all but guaranteed at least two more years of divided government. By early Wednesday morning, Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenLady Gaga at Biden rally: Trump 'believes his fame gives him the right to grab' women Pelosi says House is prepared to decide president if election results are disputed Tillis-Cunningham race in NC could decide Senate majority MORE had captured at least 224 electoral votes, while President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge allows Trump police panel to publish report but with disclaimer Lady Gaga at Biden rally: Trump 'believes his fame gives him the right to grab' women Pelosi says House is prepared to decide president if election results are disputed MORE claimed 213. Nine more states, among them...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump both delivered speeches to the American public in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as vote tallies continued to roll in from Election Day without a victor decided. Both candidates expressed confidence in the close race, and both held pathways to victory. What are the details? "We feel good about where we are, we really do," Biden told a crowd in Delaware. "I'm here to tell you tonight, I believe we're on track to win this election." The former vice president explained, "We knew, because of the unprecedented early vote and the mail-in vote that it was going to take awhile. We're going to have to be patient until the hard work of tallying votes is finished — and it ain't over until every vote is counted, every ballot is counted." Joe...
    USPS blows deadline to check for missing ballots. 300K cant be traced. Chipotle struggles with staffing as coronavirus cases rise Trump and Biden locked in tight battle for the White House as votes are counted across the nation President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are slugging out a tight battle for the White House across the country with signs that a momentous election could come down to Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. © Provided by CNN Biden holds the lead in the Electoral College at this stage in the night, 205-114; 270 electoral votes are needed to become president. Trump holds a lead in Florida, one of the states Biden had hoped to peel away from the President's 2016 map and has narrow edges in Ohio and North Carolina, all of which remain too close to call. The former vice president is hoping that Arizona, where he has...
    DONALD Trump will address the nation tonight in a move of confidence as votes continue to come in. Reports indicate that the president plans to speak to the American people directly on Tuesday night after millions have cast their vote. ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates 1Trump plans to address the nation tonightCredit: AP:Associated Press The news comes after Trump initially said he was not thinking about any speeches Tuesday night yet during a campaign stop. “No, I’m not thinking about a concession speech or acceptance speech yet," he said. "Hopefully we’ll only be doing one of those two. And you know, winning is easy, losing is never easy, not for me it’s not.” More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the...
    Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said President Trump will make a statement Tuesday night or early Wednesday as the votes of the presidential election are tallied. “You will hear from the president tonight,” Conway told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos. Trump is watching results come in from the White House with about 100 campaign staffers and others, Conway said. “The president is expected to address the nation later from the East Room of the White House,” she told Stephanopoulos. Conway then recalled how President-elect Trump addressed the nation at about 3 a.m. in 2016 after defeating Hillary Clinton in a stunning upset to win the presidency. By about 8:15 p.m., both Biden and Trump had notched victories in a number of states, but neither candidate had won coveted victories in places like Pennsylvania or Ohio. Trump was narrowly leading Biden in Florida, but the final ballots had not...
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said President Trump will make a statement Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning as the votes of the presidential election are tallied. “You will hear from the president tonight,” Conway told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos. Trump is watching results come in from the White House with about 100 campaign staffers and others, Conway said. “The president is expected to address the nation later from the east room of the White House,” she told Stephanopoulos. Conway then recalled how president-elect Trump addressed the nation at about 3 a.m. in 2016 after defeating Hillary Clinton in a stunning upset to win the presidency. By about 8:15 p.m. both Biden and Trump had notched victories in a number of states, but neither candidate had won coveted victories in places like Pennsylvania or Ohio. Trump was narrowly leading Biden in Florida, but the final ballots had not been...
    For four years, the world's nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community - or doesn't.Longtime alliances have been strained, agreements wiped away, tariffs erected, funding withdrawn. Some nations have been the objects of presidential derision. Others, like North Korea, have been on the receiving end of diplomatic overtures once considered unthinkable.For countries around the planet, the presidency of Donald Trump in its first term has been, it is safe to say, a singular experience to watch. Now that an inflection point in Trump's time in office is at hand with Tuesday's U.S. election, what's at stake if his presidency ends - or if it continues? Nation by nation, how is Election Day in the United States being watched, considered, assessed?ELECTORAL MAP: How Pres. Trump, Biden could win the 2020 presidential election EMBED More News Videos ABC News Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas...
    President Donald Trump downsized the guest list for his election night party at the White House from 400 to 250 - and said he'd 'maybe' address the nation Tuesday night after polls close.  CNN first reported the slimmed-down party, which is slated to take place in the East Room, with every attendee getting tested for COVID-19 before gaining entry.  Meanwhile, in Wilmington, Delaware, a podium is set up outside the Chase Center where Democratic nominee Joe Biden will address the nation - no matter the election result - his campaign said.  President Donald Trump told reporters during a visit to the Republican National Committee Annex in Arlington, Virginia Tuesday that he 'maybe' would address the nation tonight, after the polls close  CNN reported that Trump's guest list for his White House election fete had been slashed from 400 attendees to 250  Democratic nominee Joe Biden will address...
    President Donald Trump says he “may” address the nation Tuesday night, regardless of the results in the 2020 presidential election. Trump, according to the White House press pool, made the comments while speaking to campaign staff and reporters at his reelection effort’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia Tuesday afternoon. GRAND RAPIDS, MI – NOVEMBER 03: President Donald Trump speaks during a rally on November 3, 2020 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are making last-minute stops in swing states ahead of tomorrow’s general election. (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images) “No, I’m not thinking about a concession speech or an acceptance speech yet,” he continued. “Hopefully we’ll be only doing one of those two and, you know, winning is easy, losing is never easy, not for me it’s not.” (RELATED: The Battleground Races Are The Tightest They’ve Been In The Past Two Months, Polling Average Shows) WATCH:...
    By The Associated Press The Associated Press will count the nation’s vote in real time Tuesday and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections — as it has for more than 170 years. The way the information is compiled on election night may have changed — cellphones as opposed to landlines, electronic data feeds as opposed to “election tabulators” fitted with rolls of paper, journalists crowding around computer screens, as opposed to teletype machines. But the AP's role in getting accurate results out to the nation and the world remains the same. “There is no national election commission in the United States that tells us who won on Election Day,” said David Scott, a deputy managing editor who helps oversee AP’s coverage of elections. “Statewide results aren’t available in every state, either. If we want to know who the next president will be, we’ve got to do the...
    On Election Day, people across the nation will get in their final votes for the next president of the United States. Many are anticipating results could come days or even weeks following the election. Regardless, people showed up in record numbers for early voting, and there’s much anticipation the same could happen on Election Day. Here’s what voting across the nation looks like today -- one of the most historic election days in recent history.Voters cast their ballot at The Orpheum Theater on Nov. 3 in Madison, Wisconsin. For the first time, the theater was opened for the election. (2020 Getty Images)A non-partisan volunteer directs a car at Dan Ruiz Branch Library on Nov. 3 in Austin, Texas. (2020 Getty Images)Workers with the Detroit Department of Elections sort through absentee ballots at the Central Counting Board in the TCF Center. (2020 Getty Images)Voters fill out and cast their ballots at...
    VIDEO3:3503:35Trading Nation: Why emerging markets could benefit from the election outcomeTrading Nation Emerging markets turned positive for the year this week, and Washington Crossing Advisors' Chad Morganlander said their performance could get even better. "We are overweight this sector for the first time in three years," Morganlander, a portfolio manager at his firm, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Monday. "The big picture is that 85% of the global population is domiciled in emerging markets with less than 50% of global GDP. We see the emerging markets as better relative value as well as growth." While emerging markets could be impacted by the results of the U.S. election, Morganlander said his call is not tied to the outcome. Instead, he sees opportunity in the global economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis. "As we go into 2021 in the later half, we think that as Covid passes, global growth will reaccelerate, reemerge,...
    The Associated Press will count the nation’s vote in real time Tuesday and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections — as it has for more than 170 years. The way the information is compiled on election night may have changed — cellphones as opposed to landlines, electronic data feeds as opposed to “election tabulators” fitted with rolls of paper, journalists crowding around computer screens, as opposed to teletype machines. But the AP’s role in getting accurate results out to the nation and the world remains the same. “There is no national election commission in the United States that tells us who won on Election Day,” said David Scott, a deputy managing editor who helps oversee AP’s coverage of elections. “Statewide results aren’t available in every state, either. If we want to know who the next president will be, we’ve got to do the math ourselves —...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Weeks before early voting began and Election Day arrived, the U.S. 2020 Presidential Race was already the most litigated in memory. The candidates and parties have enlisted prominent lawyers with ties to Democratic and Republican administrations should that litigation take on a new urgency if a narrow margin in a battleground state becomes the difference between another four years for Trump or a Joe Biden administration. Since the 2000 presidential election, which was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court, both parties have enlisted legal teams to prepare for the unlikely event that voting wouldn’t settle the contest. But this year, there is a near presumption that legal fights will ensue and that only a definitive outcome is likely to forestall them. There’s already been roughly 300 lawsuits over the election filed in Texas and dozens of states across the country, many involving changes to normal procedures because...
    By The Associated Press For four years, the world’s nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn’t. Longtime alliances have been strained, agreements wiped away, tariffs erected, funding withdrawn. Some nations have been the objects of presidential derision. Others, like North Korea, have been on the receiving end of diplomatic overtures once considered unthinkable. For countries around the planet, the presidency of Donald Trump in its first term has been, it is safe to say, a singular experience to watch. Now that an inflection point in Trump’s time in office is at hand with Tuesday’s U.S. election, what’s at stake if his presidency ends — or if it continues? Nation by nation, how is Election Day in the United States being watched, considered, assessed? Stay tuned to this file as Associated Press correspondents from around the world weigh in throughout U.S....
    Nearly 100 million Americans have cast their early vote for Tuesday's presidential election.  An astonishing 97.6 million ballots have already been submitted through in-person early voting and by mail, which is over two-thirds of the 2016 election's total number of votes cast. The total turnout for the election on Tuesday is set to smash the record set in 2016, when nearly 139 million people cast their vote.  Americans on Tuesday decide between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, selecting a leader to steer a nation battered by a surging pandemic that has killed more than 230,000 people, cost millions their jobs and reshaped daily life.   Super Vote Center at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) during early voting in the 2020 US presidential election on November 2. An astonishing 97.6 million ballots have already been submitted through in-person early voting and by mail Biden told voters...
    By DAVID BILLER, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a time of so much loss, it is rare for an individual death to stir a country. And it is extraordinary for national grief to be triggered by the passing of a puppet. But so it was in Brazil on Monday, as an outpouring of emotion followed news that the puppeteer behind Louro José – a 2-foot tall parrot that is a fixture on the country’s most popular morning show – had died. Puppeteer Tom Veiga suffered a stroke caused by an aneurysm at his home in Rio de Janeiro, at age 47. For more than two decades, his green-and-yellow bird was comic relief on the program “Mais Voce,” somewhere between sidekick and co-host to Ana Maria Braga. The program was a welcome source of levity in a country accustomed to news of violence, inequality, plus political and economic...
    RIO DE JANEIRO – In a time of so much loss, it is rare for an individual death to stir a country. And it is extraordinary for national grief to be triggered by the passing of a puppet. But so it was in Brazil on Monday, as an outpouring of emotion followed news that the puppeteer behind Louro José – a 2-foot tall parrot that is a fixture on the country’s most popular morning show – had died. Puppeteer Tom Veiga suffered a stroke caused by an aneurysm at his home in Rio de Janeiro, at age 47. For more than two decades, his green-and-yellow bird was comic relief on the program “Mais Voce,” somewhere between sidekick and co-host to Ana Maria Braga. The program was a welcome source of levity in a country accustomed to news of violence, inequality, plus political and economic turbulence. “I woke up...
    VIDEO2:0802:08Trading Nation: Here are the biggest stock winners of OctoberTrading Nation Wall Street ended October in the red – the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq all closed lower for the month. Several stocks bucked the trend: Tapestry, Under Armour, GE and General Motors closed out October with double-digit gains. Tapestry, the top performer, could be setting up for a bigger move higher, according to Craig Johnson, chief market technician at Piper Sandler. "It sure looks quite bullish here," Johnson told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "I would stick with this particular trade into November. You had your beat-and-raise quarter, you're reversing a longer-term downtrend here on the charts." Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards "Just looking at it and measuring it out, the next resistance really comes in around $28," said Johnson. "Nice 25-30% upside from current levels. I would still be a buyer of this name...
    Mother Jones illustration; Ken Cedeno/CNP/ZUMA, Brian Cahn/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.It always sounded hokey, but it was an accurate description of the 2020 election: a fight for the nation’s soul. Joe Biden adopted this as his catchphrase when he entered the campaign. But whether he were in the race or not, this shorthand would have aptly framed the contest. Since moving into the White House, Donald Trump, the first reality-show president, has debased the country with his bigotry, divisiveness, and demagoguery. And to make literally everything worse, his brazen incompetence, willful ignorance, and pathological narcissism shaped an inept response to a national disaster that has resulted in over 230,000 American deaths and widespread economic calamity affecting millions. The driving question of 2020 had to be: would the voters of the United States accept this? What would...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Keystone State is a key to the election, and with a record 9 million registered voters, the focus is now on getting out the vote in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, ballot counting is already underway. “We don’t know whether this is going to help or not, but we want to do everything we possibly can to make this the best election,” IATSE Local No. 8 president, Michael Barnes said. Transporting people to the polls in any way possible. Live Nation and the union International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees chartered trolleys to pick voters up, drive them to satellite elections offices around the city, or to their polling place on Tuesday. 2020 Election Guide: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware “We are focused on the impoverished parts of the city where people have a bigger challenge with transportation,” Barnes said. The union represents stagehands and other workers...
    Rob Stothard/Getty Images A pumpkin display for Halloween. Halloween may look different this year, with quarantine and social distancing measures being practiced. Yet, members of Bachelor Nation were still able to get in the spirit. Some stars of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise went cute, others sexy and a few even scary. While the looks varied, the most popular trend was to dress as characters from television and film. Here are some of the highlights:Jade Roper and Tanner TolbertJade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, who first found love on the beach in Mexico during season two of Bachelor in Paradise, made Halloween a family affair. View this post on Instagram David, stop acting like a disgruntled pelican. #schittscreek #halloween2020 #tannerisahotsilverfox #brooksisoverit #emmyisadorbs #amazonlostmywig A post shared by Jade Roper Tolbert (@jadelizroper) on Oct 31, 2020 at 9:31am PDT The expectant parents first shared a...
    The White House is taking no chances for Election Day as crews will begin constructing a ‘non-scalable’ fence to secure the Executive Mansion, the Ellipse, and Lafayette Square, it has been reported. The potential for unrest has also prompted Metro Police in Washington, DC, to put 250 National Guardsmen on standby, according to Geoff Bennett of NBC News. Cities across the nation have boarded up shops, storefronts, office buildings, restaurants, hotels, and other properties in anticipation of possible violence related to Tuesday’s presidential election. The reported plans to further fortify the White House indicates the level of concern among law enforcement officials. The image above shows the White House at dawn on Sunday morning. Crew will reportedly begin constructing a 'non-scalable fence' to ring the complex beginning on Monday The beefed up security comes as the nation anticipates possible unrest ahead of Election Day on Tuesday. President Trump...
    Savannah Rychcik November 1, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, and President Donald Trump are not on the same page regarding whether the nation is “rounding the corner” on the COVID-19 pandemic. “Things are getting worse around the country. I think Thanksgiving is really going to be an inflection point. I think December is probably going to be our toughest month,” Gottlieb said. He noted states are seeing an “accelerated spread” of the coronavirus. Gottlieb argued the nation is at the beginning of what seems like “exponential growth in a lot of states,” which include those in the Midwest, the Great Lakes region, Texas, Illinois, Florida, and Wisconsin. Watch his comments below: #Pandemic Analysis: @ScottGottliebMD tells @margbrennan that #Thanksgiving will be an inflection point and December will be the toughest month for #COVID19 . "Things are getting worse...
    The king of Thailand has said 'we love them all the same' about pro-democracy protesters who are demonstrating in a bid to curb his powers.  King Maha Vajiralongkorn also called Thailand 'the land of compromise' on Sunday in his first direct public comments on months of protests.   One protest leader said it sounded like 'just words.' The king responded to questions from Channel 4 News during a walkabout with thousands of yellow-shirted royalists, putting on their biggest show of support since the start of protests that also seek the removal of the government. When asked what he would say to the protesters, the king said 'We love them all the same.'  The king of Thailand has said 'we love them all the same' about pro-democracy protesters who are demonstrating in a bid to curb his powers. Pictured: A pro-democracy protester in Bangkok  King Maha Vajiralongkorn also called Thailand...
    The election that concludes Tuesday, in which more than 90 million Americans have already voted, is a battle for the soul of our great nation. The choice we face could not be more stark or important. President Trump has failed every test of leadership, denies the reality of the coronavirus pandemic and other problems we face, and works to divide us. Former Vice President Joe Biden has a proven track record of effectiveness, has a realistic plan to end the pandemic, and has spent his entire adult life working to unite us and build a better future for every American. I am proud to have already cast my ballot for my good friend Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. And I urge all of you who have not yet voted to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket as well. America needs a new partnership with a team...
    Rep. Mike Garcia, a Republican congressman for California’s 25th district who is running for reelection in November, blasted Democrats’ failing policies in California in an interview on Saturday and said he sees more opportunities for red seats in his very blue state. “There’s a saying, ‘If you want to fix the nation, you’ve got to start with California.’ And if you want to fix California, it starts in the major cities, Los Angeles being one of those, and that’s where the opportunity is right now,” he told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday with host and Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle. “This is really an existential fight, I’m making sure that what’s happened to our state of California doesn’t happen at the national level, we have some of the highest taxes, thick bureaucracy that’s killing small businesses and making people want to leave California, and there’s a reason for that,” he...
    Flint, Michigan - Fall has blanketed this state ahead of Tuesday’s election with layers of gold, orange, and scarlet leaves. A persistent chill, rain, and patches of fog that, at times, gives way to sun or a blank gray sky will soon give way to ice and snow as winter sets in across this Great Lake State. Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democrats' vice-presidential nominee, stepped onto a stage in Detroit at the Local 59 IBEW on one of those gray days last weekend, telling more than 100 supporters to “please, please, please tell everyone you know about what is at stake in this election.” The California U.S. senator wasn’t just there for Joe Biden and herself. She was also there for Sen. Gary Peters, the incumbent Democrat not just trying to hold onto his Michigan seat but also playing a key part in helping the Democrats take control of the...
    Tensions are sky-high heading into the 2020 election, and those combustible forces will be inflamed once the winner of the presidential race is officially announced. Businesses in major American cities have already started to board up their storefronts in anticipation of potential riots from the election. Law enforcement agencies across the country are also preparing for the worst-case scenario, which could mean widespread violence stemming from the presidential election. "I don't think we've seen ­anything like this in modern times," Andrew Walsh, a deputy chief with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told The Washington Post. "When you look at previous elections, there's always been the concern when you have large crowds . . . we know [that] can be a target for someone who has an agenda." Walsh is concerned that the results of the race likely won't be available on election night, which could exacerbate the...
    Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:Personal FinanceCountries that will give you a remote-work visa, and how to get to them Here’s what to know about how to take advantage of this unique opportunity and how to travel there on points and miles.‘It is now a full-blown depression for domestic workers.’ Nannies, house cleaners and home-care workers struggle as other job sectors bounce back Meanwhile, some highly-educated nannies are finding work for families dealing with remote schooling. Trump adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly selling her Manhattan apartment for $5 million Kimberly Guilfoyle, adviser to President Donald Trump and a former Fox News host, has listed her Manhattan apartment for $4,999,000, the Daily Mail reported.‘Consumer harm’ could happen when government starts collecting student loan payments again, CFPB warns Student-loan borrowers have been allowed to pause payments during the pandemic, but they'll have to start again on Jan. 1, 2021.As pending...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — It has truly been a political record breaking year in Texas. With one day still left in early voting, Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they did during all of 2016. , an unprecedented surge of early voting in a state that was once the country’s most reliably Republican, but may now be drifting toward battleground status. More than 9 million ballots have been cast as of Friday morning in the nation’s second most-populous state, exceeding the 8,969,226 cast 2016, according to an Associated Press tally of early votes from data provided by Texas officials. Texas is the first state to hit the milestone. This year’s numbers were aided by Democratic activists challenging in court for, and winning, the right to extend early voting by one week amid the coronavirus pandemic. Texas also offers only limited vote-by-mail options when compared to the...
    Bob Hennelly October 30, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) This article was originally published by InsiderNJ. Used by permission. With just days to go before the general election the nation is amidst another wave of a once-in-a-century pandemic, with a president who has refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power, even if his opponent gets more votes. How did New Jersey — my home state — go from being the "Crossroads of the American Revolution" to being implicated in our republic's disease-ridden authoritarian dead-end? : Was our current national misery all presaged by Donald Trump's spectacular collapse in Atlantic City, which is so evident years later in the hulking ruin of the vacant Trump Plaza at the heart of the iconic boardwalk? If Trump tries to subvert democracy, will New Jersey — which Lincoln Steffens once described as "the traitor state" for its embrace of corporate trusts — be implicated for the...
    In prep for Election Day as well as the aftermath, theGrio political contributors Dr. Christina Greer and Dr. Jason Johnson will be steering the Dear Culture podcast ship with their political expertise.  With the election coming to a close in the next few days, feelings are running high throughout the nation. Conversations and policies surrounding voter disenfranchisement and potential theft continue to be the hottest topic on Americans’ minds. From states that have begun counting early votes to states like Wisconsin that recently ruled in their Supreme Court that mailed-in absentee ballots that arrive after 8 p.m. on Election Day will be ineligible, 2020 continues to be an unprecedented time. The climate has Greer and Johnson asking the quintessential question: “Dear Culture, what the hell are we gonna do for the next few days?” Read More: Lizzo stumps for Biden and Harris in digital ad targeting Michigan’s young voters “The...
    Lindsey Graham says he hasn't spoken to Donald Trump since the president decided to remove U.S. troops from Syria, a decision the senator says will put both the nation and Trump's presidency at risk. The long time Trump ally also said if he heard the president say one more time it was a campaign promise to pull American forces from the country, he would throw up.   'I think he's putting the nation at risk, and I think he's putting his presidency at risk,' Graham told Axios of Trump's decision to secede the area to Turkey.  'And I hope he will adjust his policies like he did before. That would actually be a sign of real leadership.' 'If I hear the president say one more time, 'I made a campaign promise to get out of Syria,' I'm going to throw up,' the Republican senator from South Carolina added.  Senator Lindsey Graham said he...
    ALREADY thinking of your weekend treat meal? Us too. Hello Fresh has answered our prayers in the form of their partnership with Carluccios. 1Enjoy Carluccio's at home with Hello FreshCredit: Hello Fresh Imagine, restaurant quality Italian Saltimbocca in the comfort of your own home. Hello Fresh X Carluccio's - order here The popular Italian chain will partner with Hello Fresh to give customers the chance to order one of the nation's favourite Carluccio dishes; The Chicken Saltimbocca. The Carluccio's classic is available to order nationwide alongside Hello Fresh's dishes for the week of 7 November. Accompanied by asparagus, potatoes and wrapped in cured ham, the creamy chicken dish is a best seller across Carluccio's restaurants and sure to be a hit with Hello Fresh fans. Priced at just +£2.49 per portion, HelloFresh customers can enjoy the Italian delight for one week only, so...
    Alton Frye October 29, 2020 10:45AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Globalist. Guilt by association is a troublesome notion. As a matter of law, Americans learned just how troublesome in both the Mitchell Palmer raids of 1919-20, and the McCarthy era commotions over fears of communist infiltration.  The question is arising once more in Michigan and elsewhere with extremist threats to attack or overthrow established governments.  : The challenge is not only to law enforcement officials forced to assess whether extremist plans cross legal lines.  Keeping good company? It also requires answers from those associating with militias or other groups whose tendencies threaten the good order of the nation: Is that the company they wish to keep? Are they satisfied by an ambiguous message to those who offer arms instead of arguments merely to "stand back and stand by"?  : In society more generally, and especially in...
    For presidential historian Jon Meacham, a subtle but significant shift occurred between the publication of an essay in 2017 and the book that it inspired soon after. The essay in Time magazine was titled “American Hate, a History”  and he wrote it in the aftermath of the deadly gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Meacham’s 2018 book — and subsequent HBO documentary arriving Tuesday, Oct. 27 — moved from those shadows into light with the title “The Soul of America.” “As the weeks after Charlottesville unfolded, it stayed with me,” Meacham says from his home in Nashville, the day after he attended the final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in that city. “I was trying to figure out where these themes (of hate) recurred,” he says. “And at what point did we see them ebb, and at what point do we see them...
    On Tuesday afternoon, the White House issued a statement that named “ending the COVID-19 pandemic” as one of Donald Trump’s big “accomplishments from the first term.” Apparently if you turn the corner enough times, magic really does occur. Or dizziness. The claim of victory comes as the nation is seeing a broad-based “third surge” that has taken the number of new cases to record highs. Deaths always lag behind new cases, but after eight weeks of straight increases in COVID-19 across the nation, fatalities are also rising, reaching levels not seen since mid-August. So far this week, the nation is trending over 12,000 cases a day higher than last week, making another new record on Thursday or Friday a near certainty, and bringing the nation close to 100,000 cases a day as the election draws near. All those new cases mean that healthcare resources are strained to the limits, with full ICUs...
    Just yesterday, things were looking extraordinarily bleak. With rising cases, hospital beds full in major cities, and the disease surging everywhere, the COVID-19 pandemic was running at a pace that seemed set to take the nation above 100,000 cases a day by election week. There’s still no national system of contact tracing. Still no coordinated testing. And testing at state levels is so inadequate that multiple states are showing a rate of positive results that’s over 30%. A nation now deep in pandemic exhaustion, also appeared to be neck deep in a looming disaster that could make losses to date seem like a prelude. The number of new cases is so high at this point, that the healthcare system seems poised for failure at multiple points, potentially driving up the fatality rate as patients are unable to get basic treatment. So it’s quite a relief that that’s all over. We we know it’s over...
    Kim Kardashian she shows off her lavish private island birthday bash White House could have traced and contained its covid-19 outbreak. It chose not to. Justin Tucker Is Now the Unmasked Face of Baseball and the Nation The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series in a triumphant display of overcoming adversity, capping a difficult, pandemic-dictated, shortened season. Thrilling baseball, controversial managerial moves, and the crescendo of a new Face of Baseball. Everything was magical for about, oh, 11 minutes in the victorious afterglow of a proud franchise's first championship since 1988. © Provided by The Big Lead Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Then, with almost alarming matter-of-factness, Fox's Kevin Burkhardt welcomed the world back from break and informed us all that Justin Turner, who mysteriously disappeared mid-game, had actually tested positive for COVID-19. It took a bit for all of this to sink in, but soon the obvious questions...
            by J.D. Davidson  As calls for police reform and defunding police departments across the nation continue, a new report shows Ohio ranks in the bottom half of spending compared to the rest of the country. MoneyGeek, a personal finance technology company, analyzed the $200 billion spent on policing and corrections by state and local governments. Nationally, per capita spending on policing and corrections is $612. Ohio spends $525. The highest is Washington, D.C. at $1,254, and second is Alaska at $1,178. Indiana is the lowest at $393. In terms of police, Ohio ranks 20th in the country, spending $340 per capita and nearly $4 billion. That makes up a little more than 3% of the state’s annual budget. By comparison, Washington, D.C. ranks first by spending $894 per capita and 3.31% of its annual budget. And, Illinois ranks fifth, spending $442 per capita and 3.69% of its annual...
    Washington (CNN)The Trump campaign's "war room" Twitter account has been serially dishonest, repeatedly taking quotes from former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats out of context.The account did it again on Tuesday.In a Tuesday speech in Georgia, Biden, a churchgoing Catholic, quoted from an encyclical published by Pope Francis in early October. In that text, the Pope criticized "aggressive nationalism" and anti-immigrant populism, called for a "better kind of politics" that emphasizes love and urged politicians to ask themselves certain questions he suggested would guide them toward serving the public interest rather than their own selfish motives.The Trump campaign account created a seven-second clip that showed Biden saying only this: "Why am I doing this? Why? What is my real aim?" It tweeted the shortened clip, with a caption that consisted solely of the truncated quote, to its 960,000 followers -- creating the impression that Biden had been questioning...
    Joe Biden bashed President Donald Trump Tuesday as a 'conman' who appeals to the worst in Americans as he claims the president has 'waved the white flag' in surrendering to the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president made his remarks in Warm Springs, Georgia, a town known for its mineral springs – and he vowed to be the man who will 'heal this nation' as Hunter's daughter, Finnegan, joined him for the trip down south. 'Time and again throughout our history, we have seen the charlatans, the conmen, the phony populists — who have sought to play to our fears, appeal to our worst appetites, and pick at the oldest scabs we have for their own political gain,' Biden said during his campaign stop. 'They appear when the nation has been hit the hardest and we're at our most vulnerable,' he continued, in reference to Trump. 'Never to solve anything....
    Joe Biden, playing offense in a longtime red state turned crucial battleground this year, made a closing campaign pitch on Tuesday for national unity to rise above what he called the division President Trump has sown during his four years in the White House. The Democratic presidential nominee, speaking in Georgia with one week to go until Election Day on Nov. 3, once again pilloried the president over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and pledged that “we will act on the first day of my presidency to get COVID under control.” BIDEN MAKES LATE PUSH TO PAINT LONGTIME RED STATE GEORGIA BLUE The former vice president’s address on unity was his second this month, following a speech at the historic battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa., where more than 150 years ago the defeat of the Confederate Army by Union forces was the turning point in the Civil War and helped preserve the...
    On Tuesday, the United States will pass 9,000,000 cases of COVID-19. By Friday, the nation will almost certainly be racking up over 90,000 cases in a single day. And by the end of the week, the rate of deaths—always a lagging indicator—are again likely to be pushing above 1,000 a day. The most horrible thing about the COVID-19 crisis as America moves from a dark summer to a darker fall may be its utter predictability. Last week may have taken the nation above the peak rates of growth seen back during the June-July surge, but it was possible to predict that event well in advance. That’s because for eight solid weeks, the rate of infection has been marching upward with terrifying regularity. And that’s because this new surge in cases is very broad-based, and so nearly immune to any change in purely local actions. Though the weekend decline in testing tends to...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden expressed reverence for former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his last formal pitch to Georgia voters before next Tuesday’s election, using restorative and religious notes to amplify his commitment to “heal” the frayed American morale under President Donald Trump. “The divisions in our nation are getting wider. Anger and suspicion are growing. Our wounds are getting deeper,” Biden said on Tuesday afternoon in Warm Springs. “And many wonder: has it gone too far? Have we passed the point of no return? Has the heart of this nation been turned to stone?” he asked rhetorically. “I don’t think so. I refuse to believe it. I know this country. I know our people. And I know we can unite and heal this nation.” Biden spoke for 20 minutes in the same town as Roosevelt’s picturesque “Little White House,” which he constructed primarily to serve as a calming...
    (CNN)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is ending the 2020 race as he began it, arguing that the "soul of the nation" is at stake and that he would seek to heal a country fractured by Donald Trump's presidency. One week from Election Day, Biden delivered a speech in Georgia that his aides billed as the former vice president's closing argument. The speech took place in Warm Springs -- the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Little White House," where Roosevelt healed from polio. In the speech, he evoked the words of Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope Francis, saying he would seek to "ensure that our better angels prevail over our worst instincts." Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceThe speech underscored how -- even as the coronavirus pandemic has upended the campaign and American life -- Biden's central message has largely remained unchanged since he launched...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE on Tuesday vowed to unite the country and tied himself to former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a speech in rural Georgia meant to draw a contrast between himself and what he described as the divisive leadership of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE. Speaking in the small town of Warm Springs, with a backdrop of rolling hills of green trees, Biden cast the president as a “charlatan” who had preyed on the nation’s worst instincts...
    A pair of wind-driven wildfires actively burning in Orange County and a couple of nearly extinguished blazes in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties have spawned the worst air quality in the nation, according to the government’s air quality monitoring agency. Parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties and the city of Corona are all hovering in the “unhealthy” range, the website Air Now shows. On Tuesday, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a windblown dust and ash advisory in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, warning that hazardous particulate matter from recent wildfires may be spread by strong gusts of wind. The advisory, which remains in effect through Tuesday evening, said that sand, dust and ash are being carried from the scars of past blazes, including the Bobcat fire and the El Dorado fire. “As a result, the Air Quality Index (AQI)...
    After banning the original movie in 2006, Kazakhstan is now using a phrase made famous by "Borat" in a new tourism campaign. The country released an ad on Sunday showing its stunning landscapes, cuisine and tourist attractions as visitors say, "Very nice."  Actor Sacha Baron Cohen coined the catchphrase while playing the role of fictional television journalist Borat in the 2006 mockumentary comedy, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." The character Borat frames Kazakhstan as an archaic country with anti-Semitic and misogynistic practices, which prompted the government to ban the film. The sequel, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," which was released last week and continued its offensive stereotyping, inspired a different approach when a trailer dropped in late September, according to the New York Times.  Rather than ignore the satirical movie,...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area in the eastern San Juan Mountains has announced they will open Wednesday to become the first ski area in the country to open this season. The mountain received 22 inches of fluffy snow from the storm that hit Colorado on Sunday and Monday. Wolf Creek averages 480 inches of snow annually which is more than any other ski area in the state. Three ski runs open at 9am on Wednesday including Treasure, Bonanza and Nova. The mountain has committed to staying open through at least Sunday, November 1st before possible schedule changes could be announced including a possible temporary closure. Two ski areas closer to Denver including Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area are also working to open as soon as possible. Neither mountain has announced their opening day but plan to open by early November. Keystone also plans to open on...
    With eight days left until the presidential election, President Trump is "criss-crossing the nation" at a rapid pace while Democrat Joe Biden stays home for his "later afternoon nap," Fox News host Sean Hannity told viewers Monday. "Earlier today he held three massive rallies," Hannity said of Trump. "Tomorrow he will be in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. From now until the election, President Trump will be working around the clock, criss-crossing the nation, holding multiple rallies daily in all the important states. Keep in mind that’s on top of his regular duties as commander-in-chief." Joe Biden, by contrast, "is probably asleep right now," the host argued. "[He's] Probably taking his, well, later afternoon nap that goes into the late evening." Hannity added that the former vice president looked "absolutely pathetic" during a "minuscule" campaign event in Chester, Pa., earlier Monday, sarcastically praising Biden for being able to answer "three whole questions from his adoring fans in the media mob." BIDEN TAKES QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS AT CAMPAIGN STOP What's most concerning, the host...
    Senate confirmation Monday of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is a win for all of America, and couldn’t come at a more critical time. Barrett’s scholarship, record on the bench and confirmation testimony show she has the “deep legal expertise, dispassionate judicial temperament and sheer intellectual horsepower” Americans deserve in Supreme Court justices, as Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put it. And though Democrats opposed her, they didn’t convince anyone — indeed, her public support grew throughout the process. see also Heres who will swear in Amy Coney Barrett tonight after Senate vote Barrett is all but guaranteed confirmation by the Republican-held Senate... This, in a nation beset by deep political division, with a presidential campaign adding to the flames. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death left the court with just eight votes, raising the possibility of deadlocks, even as a wave of litigation over mail-in voting makes...
    Usually the pictures are of the fire itself. Flames are stunning and visceral, and draw the eye irresistibly. They also occur — even when engulfing the forest canopy — at a roughly human scale. This season’s outbreaks have served up a carnival of such images. But the more enduring visual of the year’s successive conflagrations, including Monday’s Silverado fire in Irvine, is likely to be smoke. Smoke in roiling vortices. Smoke in towering plumes, capped by pyrocumulus clouds punching through the troposphere. Smoke blanketing regions in biblical darkness. Smoke-like debris flows dense with embers rushing over the countryside. The only comparable images might be of the dust storms that roiled the Great Plains in the 1930s. The mega-fires blowing through the West today may prove as influential as the Dust Bowl then. Even fire science has taken notice. Ecology has begun to scrutinize smoke as it has fire, as...
    Everything's bigger in Texas, Lone Star Staters like to remind the nation. And this month, that is especially true when it comes to early voting. Records are already being broken nationally for those voting by mail, absentee or in-person early voting. Already, more than 62 million Americans have cast ballots for the general election, according to the nonpartisan United States Elections Project. That's more than 10 times the number of people who had voted by October 23, 2016, according to Michael McDonald the University of Florida professor who tracks the numbers. [ READ: Early Voting: A 2020 Success Story  ]Many states have opened or expanded paths for people to vote ahead of Election Day because of the pandemic, but observers believe the strong early vote may lead to an historic overall turnout. But it is Texas leading the pack this year. As of Monday afternoon, 7,376,276 Texas voters had cast ballots...
    As calls for police reform and defunding police departments across the nation continue, a new report shows Kentucky ranks last in police spending compared to the rest of the country. MoneyGeek, a personal finance technology company, analyzed the $200 billion spent policing and corrections by state and local governments. Nationally, per capita spending on policing and corrections is $612. Kentucky spends $410. The highest is Washington, D.C. at $1,254 and second is Alaska at $1,178. Indiana is the lowest at $393. In terms of police, Kentucky spends $194 per capita and $868 million annually, which is 1.85% of its annual budget. By comparison, Washington, D.C. ranks first by spending $894 per capita and 3.31% of its annual budget. And, Tennessee spends $307 per capita and 3.45% of its budget. Overall for police and corrections combined, Kentucky spends a little less than $2 million, or 3.51% of...
    San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to tax public and private businesses whose CEOs are “overpaid.” But less than two weeks before the election, not one penny has been spent so far on campaigns to oppose Measure L, the so-called Overpaid Executive Tax that would impose new fees on businesses whose executives make more than 100 times the median staff pay, data from the Ethics Committee shows. Just one paid argument, at a cost of $203, was submitted against the proposal to the city’s Department of Elections — and not by a business group, but by former San Francisco supervisor and state Sen. Quentin Kopp. “Usually these things would cause a pretty serious reaction,” said Jay Cheng, public policy director for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, which opposes the measure. Cheng notes there are multiple tax measures on the city’s ballot this year, some of which would...
    The Czech Republic is facing a 'catastrophic' Covid-19 outbreak and needs a 'miracle' to avoid new restrictions, its prime minister said last night with its infection rate now the highest of any major country in the world.   Andrej Babis said the current lockdown measures 'are not working yet' after the country's coronavirus deaths doubled in the space of two weeks.  Like many countries which escaped lightly from the first wave, the Czech Republic is now seeing record numbers of fatalities, with average daily deaths rising from 14 at the start of October to 111 today - after a peak of just 10 in the spring.  Saturday saw a new record of 126 deaths along with 15,258 cases, and the current infection rate is the highest on the planet except for tiny Andorra.  In addition, the spread of the virus among doctors and medical workers is worsening the strain on Czech...
    TEXAS – This one hurts for the state of Texas. Out of the top 10 ‘most hated’ states in the U.S., Texas is coming in as the second ‘most-hated,' according to an analysis by lifestyle website Best Life. New Jersey took the top spot, and Texas was followed by California. Best Life says its findings were gathered by calculating the percentages of the population that have recently moved out of each state, analyzing a Gallup poll of which citizens felt the most pride in their home states, and the findings of researcher Matt Shirley, who took a poll from his 320,000 Instagram followers on which state they hate most. View this post on Instagram Thanks to everyone who voted. Tag someone from an enemy state. A post shared by Matt Shirley (@mattsurelee) on Jan 17, 2020 at 10:25am PST The results of the analysis provided a final score of...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have fallen slightly in New Jersey and across the nation, and analysts say they expect the decline to continue as demand for fuel remains low. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.23, down a penny from the week before. The national average price also dropped by a penny to $2.16. Analysts say gas prices are decreasing as demand ebbs due to fewer road trips being taken in the fall. (Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) MORE FROM CBS PHILLY: Stimulus Package Update: What Happens To The Economy Without A Second Stimulus? Biden Details ‘Science-Backed’ COVID-19 Plan, Accuses Trump Of Failing American People Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Ballots Can’t Be Tossed Out Over Voter Signature
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices have fallen slightly in New Jersey and across the nation, and analysts say they expect the decline to continue as demand for fuel remains low. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $2.23, down a penny from the week before. The national average price also dropped by a penny to $2.16. Analysts say gas prices are decreasing as demand ebbs due to fewer road trips being taken in the fall. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: New Jersey, Associated Press
    The Associated Press WHAT STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PROTECT THE NATION'S ELECTION SYSTEMS FROM POTENTIAL INTERFERENCE BY FOREIGN POWERS LIKE RUSSIA? HAVE VOTING SYSTEMS BEEN “HARDENED” IN ANY WAY? Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve communication of potential threats, conducting security reviews and installing network sentinels to detect known cyberthreats and suspicious activity. A key step was the January 2017 decision by the outgoing Obama administration to designate the election systems as “critical infrastructure” on par with nuclear reactors, banks and the electrical grid. The Department of Homeland Security and its cybersecurity agency have since worked to build relationships with election officials, giving top state election officials security clearances so they can quickly receive sensitive threat intelligence. After the 2016 interference, state election officials complained that they were not alerted until nearly a year...
    WHAT STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PROTECT THE NATION'S ELECTION SYSTEMS FROM POTENTIAL INTERFERENCE BY FOREIGN POWERS LIKE RUSSIA? HAVE VOTING SYSTEMS BEEN “HARDENED” IN ANY WAY? Federal, state and local officials prioritized securing voting systems after Russia interfered in the 2016 election, breaking down bureaucracy to improve communication of potential threats, conducting security reviews and installing network sentinels to detect known cyberthreats and suspicious activity. A key step was the January 2017 decision by the outgoing Obama administration to designate the election systems as “critical infrastructure” on par with nuclear reactors, banks and the electrical grid. The Department of Homeland Security and its cybersecurity agency have since worked to build relationships with election officials, giving top state election officials security clearances so they can quickly receive sensitive threat intelligence. After the 2016 interference, state election officials complained that they were not alerted until nearly a year later that...
    When ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was tackled, detained, and hospitalized late last month after his wife alleged he was violent and trying to hurt himself, Fort Lauderdale police confiscated 10 firearms from his home. Candice Parscale later said that her husband “was not violent towards me that day or any day prior”, but police began a legal process to try to keep those guns away from Pascale for a longer time under Florida’s “red flag” law, enacted after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Red flag laws like Florida’s (sometimes called Extreme Risk Protection Orders or Gun Violence Restraining Orders) give authorities varying abilities to temporarily seize guns from someone deemed to be an immediate threat to themselves or others, as reported by immediate family members (or in some states, others). Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have adopted such laws,...
    Widely available vaccines are, unfortunately, still months away At the debate in Nashville on Thursday evening, Donald Trump once again insisted that the nation had turned the corner on coronavirus, and that COVID-19 was going to “go away.” But if any corner has been turned, it’s the one leading to Disaster Street. Because as Trump was speaking, the last states were reporting in — bringing with them what could be a single day record for new cases. According to NBC News, Thursday’s tally was 77,640 positive test results. That breaks their previous day record of 75,723 set back on June 29. The number comes as part of a “third surge” of cases in the U.S. However, unlike the peaks that were reached in April and July, this rise isn’t driven by a wave of cases in a single region. Instead, COVID-19 cases are rising sharply in a number of regions. These massive numbers...
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president addresses the nation but makes no mention of shootings of peaceful police brutality protesters. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CDC Director Robert Redfield has, over and over, failed to stand up to Trump and defend the truth. The greatest cyberthreat this nation—and every nation—has faced isn’t the possibility of some foreign power grabbing control of the local electrical grid, or even interference in elections. It’s the erosion of authoritative sources for accurate, truthful information and the easy distribution of deliberately harmful disinformation. That threat may seem as ephemeral as the tweets and emails and pop-up “news sites” on which it’s built, but it has contributed enormously to racism, violence, and division over the past four years. There may be no more decisive factor, from helping to elect Donald Trump to putting violent militia on our streets, than the simple lack of a trusted source for accurate information. Disinformation is no longer something that happens occasionally: It’s  the medium in which much of the nation lives. In the best of times, that sort of environment...
    Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren and country music star John Rich appeared on "Fox & Friends" to preview the final presidential debate that will take place Thursday night.  “I expect President Trump to call Biden to the carpet,” Lahren said. “And as I have been saying all week, this is Music City. It is time for Joe Biden to face the music and we know that Donald Trump is going to hold him accountable whether the moderator will or not, that remains to be seen. But, if I know one thing, is that President Trump will get in what he needs to get in. They can mute his mic, but, I don’t think they can ever really mute the Donald,” Lahren said. JOHN RICH TELLS TOMI LAHREN WHY THERE IS 'PUSH TO GET GOD OUT OF THE CONVERSATION' Rich recently opened up about faith, freedom, and more at his Nashville home in...
    (CNN)Stephen Reifenstein never imagined he'd find himself relying on the services of a food bank.He and his wife Kristina live with their two young children in Orange County, California -- one of the wealthiest areas in the nation. For nearly two decades, he worked in project control in the oil and energy sector. The job was comfortable, paying enough that the couple was recently able to purchase a home.Then, as the story goes for so many people, the pandemic hit.On April 3, Reifenstein found himself out of a job. The business that his wife had started a few months earlier was on hold. All the while, the mortgage payments, the car payments and the utility bills kept coming. The couple found themselves quickly blowing through their savings and decided they had to find a way to cut costs somewhere.Stephen and Kristina Reifenstein pictured with their two children. So Reifenstein signed...
    In a year fraught with record-breaking fires in California, the Los Angeles Fire Department introduced the first robotic firefighting vehicle in the United States. The robot, dubbed Thermite RS3, was announced last week after its skills were put to the test in a live fire, according to an LAFD press release. Shortly before the press conference announcing the robot, it was sent to help out with a "major Emergency commercial structure fire" in Downtown Los Angeles's fashion district. "It was exciting to see this unique piece of apparatus put into action on its first day in service," Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott told CNN. "What we had was a large, one-story commercial building, it was housing piles of textiles, multiple rolls of fabric. The Thermite RS3 helped push piles of smoldering wet debris, creating a path for the firefighters to operate safely." The Thermite RS3 is...
    Country music star John Rich opens up about faith, freedom, and more at his Nashville home in the latest episode of Fox Nation's "No Interruption with Tomi Lahren." The "Earth to God" singer tells Lahren that he wrote the hit song after thinking about how the whole world is dealing with the same problem of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that "man cannot fix man's problems, but God can and he's still out there." Rich, the host of Fox Nation's "The Pursuit!" also says that God is not a Democrat or Republican, but many don't want to acknowledge that. "Why is there such a push to get God out of the conversation?" Rich asks, answering, "The people that want him gone are the ones that want to be God themselves, and as long as God is still in the mix, and people like us recognize him as the ultimate authority, they can never be the ultimate authority for us."...
    Voting across the US live updates: Florida residents get email threats; COVID-19 patients can vote curbside in Mississippi What to watch today: Stocks set for steady open after Tuesdays rally moderated Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gadgets of 2020 Ad Microsoft ...
    (CNN)This season, producers of "The Bachelorette" made a bold move. They decided to film during a pandemic, taking the necessary precautions to ensure that cast and crew stayed safe. But any drama around production in the time of Covid-19 is taking a back seat to another controversy in the early episodes of Season 16. Clare Crawley, familiar to Bachelor Nation from her appearances in past seasons, most notably on Juan Pablo's season of "The Bachelor" in 2014, was chosen to be the "Bachelorette." She turned 39 before filming started in July, making her the oldest "Bachelorette" in the franchise's history. Producers skillfully use this as both Crawley's distinguishing characteristic, and, apparently, her biggest flaw. Her age is highlighted multiple times in a three-minute trailer promoting the season; at one point, an angry contestant is seen storming off shouting, "I expected way more from the oldest Bachelorette." At another, Crawley is...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — When it comes to the best colleges and universities in the country, it turns out the State of Maryland has some of the most prestigious, according to a recent study. A new study by WalletHub ranked the best colleges and universities in the country. The study ranked Johns Hopkins the 15th best and the University of Maryland, College Park 78th. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, St. John’s College, Notre Dame University of Maryland, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, McDaniels College and Mount St. Mary’s also made the list. The highest-rated was Harvard University, followed by Yale and MIT. Read the complete list by clicking here.
    VIDEO3:2203:22Trading Nation: Netflix earnings on deck — Here's where traders stand on the stockTrading Nation Is it time to press play on Netflix? With two-thirds of major Wall Street analysts in the bullish camp, according to FactSet, expectations are high ahead of the streaming giant's third-quarter earnings report. Netflix shares have climbed just more than 64% this year as stay-at-home orders propelled the company's subscriber growth amid the coronavirus pandemic. The stock has struggled to push higher in recent months, however, down about 3% since mid-July. "On a technical basis, the stock is trying or it's moving up towards this $550 level, which has been unbelievably important resistance all summer long and now into the fall," Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. Netflix's stock was practically flat Tuesday heading into the results, trading up less than half of 1% at around $531...
    F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyoming — Mountain biking and long runs in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado in between 24-hour shifts 80 feet underground are how nuclear missile operator Capt. Emma Stonehill has coped with the isolation of COVID-19. “We’re not downstairs with the switch flipped on for two weeks straight,” Stonehill explained to the Washington Examiner about her responsibility to monitor up to 50 intercontinental ballistic missiles that are on-alert for launch at the president’s word. Ever since COVID-19 lockdowns began at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, where the 20th Air Force is responsible for the nation’s three wings of ICBMs, the highly trained airmen who “pull alert” at the controls were faced with increased isolation pressures to prevent the spread of the virus. The service members who oversee the nation’s 450 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles were forced to find creative ways to cope with the increased isolation....
    NYU Law professor Richard Epstein explains the significance of court packing and why he believes it is a threat to the Supreme Court’s credibility in a new episode of the Fox Nation series “Fox Nation 101: Court Packing.” The fight over the seat of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has thrown the Supreme Court and its current tenuous conservative majority into focus once again, as Republicans have the chance to solidify the court's rightward lean by replacing Ginsburg with President Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. The prospect has roiled Democrats and led them to re-up their threats to "expand the Supreme Court" if they take back the Senate majority. Such a move, known as court packing, would be aimed at tipping the balance of the Supreme Court back in favor of liberals if Democrats manage to take the Senate and the presidency. It has not been tried since President Franklin Delano...
    New York (CNN Business)America's jobs recovery continued in September, but with two weeks to go until Election Day, plenty of states still have unemployment rates higher than the national average.Three of them are key swing states: Pennsylvania's jobless rate stood at 8.1% last month, Michigan's was 8.5% and Ohio's came in at 8.4%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The US average unemployment rate last month September stood at 7.9%.President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are battling for voters in these important states. Polls show Biden leading in Pennsylvania and Michigan, while the contenders are almost head-to-head in Ohio. The president is heading into Election Day with the highest unemployment rate on record since monthly tracking began in 1948. Before President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012, the nationwide unemployment rate was initially also reported at 7.9%, before being revised down a smidge to 7.8%.Read MoreBut no matter who wins...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This content was created exclusively for KSAT Explains, a weekly streaming show that dives deep into the biggest issues facing San Antonio and South Texas. Watch past episodes here and download the free KSAT-TV app to stay up on the latest. The color of your skin affects your health. It’s a statement that a number of health officials agree with. And it’s why cities and counties in at least 26 states have declared racism a public health crisis. San Antonio is one of three cities or counties that made the declaration this summer.Cities and counties in at least 26 states have declared racism a public health crisis. (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)But those who support the resolution want to make sure it’s more than just words on paper. They’re calling for actions, like improving access to health care. “I don’t mean just...
    We begin today’s roundup with a run down of the nearly six dozen lies Trump has told over the last few days on the trail as he hosts one superspreader event after another. From CNN’s Daniel Dale: President Donald Trump's dishonesty is getting worse. Trump has been reliably deceptive for his entire presidency, filling his speeches and tweets with lies and other false statements. The frequency and magnitude of his deception tends to accelerate, however, during campaign season -- when he complements his usual ad-libbed inaccuracy with a barrage of inaccurate statements that are written into his speech scripts. For fact checkers, the period from Friday through Sunday was one of the most challenging of Trump's entire presidency: he made at least 66 separate false or misleading claims over that three-day span. In other words, it was 66 false or misleading claims without even counting all the times he repeated some of those same...
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina health officials say nation has surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases, only the 5th country to do so. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
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