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Mike Espy's Senate race in Mississippi is getting a fresh look from Democrats, including Barack Obama. Here's why

Democratic Senate candidate Mike Espy is getting new attention in deeply red Mississippi as donations pour in after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Boris Johnson's Conservatives are abandoning Trump in anticipation of a Biden victory

Business Insider Getty With less than two weeks until the election, one of Trump's closest allies is preparing for him to be booted out of office.Boris Johnson has enjoyed a strong working relationship with President Trump since becoming the UK's prime minister last year.The pair have repeatedly lavished praise on one another, with Trump endorsing Johnson in the UK's 2019 general election, describing him as a "fantastic man" and "the exact right guy for the times." Trump was also...
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'I'm more enthusiastic now than in 2016': meet the voters standing by Donald Trump

They sent him to the White House, and four years later vow to keep him there. In a month-long trip across the US, Chris McGreal meets the president’s most unwavering supportersLisa Matthews voted for Barack Obama. But just the once. The daughter of an African American mother and Puerto Rican father, the 47-year-old grew up in one of the roughest neighbourhoods of Camden, New Jersey, a struggling former shipbuilding port on the Delaware river.“Camden was predominantly black, poor, a lot of welfar...
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Biden Should Avoid Making This Promise On Health Care

"Keep your plan" promises are never ironclad, as Barack Obama learned the hard way.
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Election 2020: Maine, Nebraska could play pivotal role

By Grante Schulte | Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska will never be mistaken for a swing state given that it hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964, but if the race is close this fall, the state could have a key role in choosing the next president. It’s all thanks to a law approved decades ago that was intended to attract presidential candidates to a state they usually ignore because it’s so reliably conservative. While the statewide vote will clearly go to Preside...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, North Dakota, Maine, Portland, Nebraska, Omaha, Associated Press

No, President Trump: Wind turbines aren't killing 'all the birds.' Cats are.

A British Black Silver Tabby adult male cat is judged at the 42nd "Supreme Cat Show" in Birmingham, England on October 27, 2018. Oli Scarff/Getty Images During Thursday's presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines kill "all the birds." Wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds a year, whereas cats kill 2.4 billion. North America may have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a quarter of its total bird population, since 1970. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Cats, California, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, United States, North America, Donald Trump, Trump, Wind Turbines

34 photos that show how Halloween has been celebrated at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to visiting schoolchildren in advance of Halloween at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2019. Tom Brenner/Reuters Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years. It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958. Since then, presidents and first ladies have welcomed ...
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Road to 270: Biden looks to turn this historically red state blue

Barack Obama turned this historically red state blue in 2008. Joe Biden is hoping to do the same in 2020. CNN's John King takes a look at the voters he'll need.
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With 10 days to go, time and history are not on Donald Trump's side

Covid has tanked the gains he made in the economy and any new stimulus could be too lateIt all looked so simple for Donald Trump as he took the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January this year. At the start of an election year, the annual gathering of the global business elite was an opportunity to launch his campaign.It was one Trump eagerly seized. The next 30 minutes was one long boast, detailing how a US economy that had allegedly been on its knees under Barack Obama had been ...
Tags: Business, US, Barack Obama, Economics, World news, US news, Davos, US politics, US economy, Donald Trump, Trump, World Economic Forum, US elections 2020, COVID

Biden compared Trump's relationship with Kim Jong Un to America's 'good relationship with Hitler' before the war

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Joe Biden accused President Trump of "legitimizing" the "thug" leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. Biden on Thursday said that North Korea had become a stronger military threat to the US under Trump's watch. The president defended his efforts to improve ties with North Korea, insisting: "Having a good relationship with leaders of other countries is a good thing." Biden likened Trump's relationship with Kim Jong-un to the US having a "good relationship" with Ad...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Obama, North Korea, White House, Germany, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Kim Jong Un, Poland, Nazi

LIVE: Fact-checking the final Trump-Biden debate

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden took the debate stage for the final time Thursday night ahead of the 2020 general election. The debate was moderated by NBC News' Kristen Welker and focused on six main topics: COVID-19, race, climate change, national security, leadership, and American families. The debate comes as Biden holds a hefty lead over Trump in a number of national and state polls, and as the Tru...
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The '60 Minutes' interview is embarrassing for Trump, but much like the Zelensky call he's in complete denial

President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, October 21, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump on Thursday released an uncut video of a recent interview with "60 Minutes" that he abruptly walked out of. Trump's decision to share the video seems to stem from the belief that the footage would would portray him in a positive light. But this move is reminiscent of the White House releasing the damning summary of his infamous July 2019 phone call with Uk...
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Waka Flocka Flame Believes Donald Trump is a Better President Than Barack Obama

Waka Flocka Flame was, well, FLAMED, on social media after he said that he believes President Donald Trump is running the United States better than his predecessor, Barack Obama. On Instagram, social media personality DJ Akademiks shared a video of Obama slamming Trump at Wednesday’s (Oct. 21) campaign rally for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Philadelphia, which prompted one follower to suggest that people who think Trump is a better president than Obama are clowns. Flocka responded to the fan i...
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Symposium: The solicitor general, the shadow docket and the Kennedy effect

This article is part of a symposium on the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket.” Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law. His teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law (especially the separation of powers), national security law and military justice. For as long as the Supreme Court has existed, it’s had a “shadow docket” to record everything other than the justices’ formal rulings in argued cases. Indeed, the very fi...
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GOP Sen. Thom Tillis faces off against Democrat Cal Cunningham in a competitive US Senate race in North Carolina

Former State Senator Cal Cunningham has a platform emphasizing increasing access to healthcare, improving education, and combating climate change. Gerry Broome/AP; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Former State Senator Cal Cunningham is challenging GOP Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina in one of the most highly-watched Senate races of 2020. Tillis, who was first elected in the Republican wave year of 2014, is up for a tough re-election battle in 2020. Cunningham posted impressive fundraising ...
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What you need to know about the special election for US Senate in Georgia

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia) was embroiled in controversy over several well-timed stock trades some believe she made with insider knowledge on COVID-19. Reuters Sen. Kelly Loeffler is running for a full term to the US Senate in a November 3 jungle special election, where candidates of all parties run on the same ballot. Her main opponents are Democrat Raphael Warnock and fellow Republican, Rep. Doug Collins. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Kelly Loeffler is runn...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Germany, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Andy Warhol, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, New York Stock Exchange

Who the hell are non-voters? We polled them and found the 6 kinds of people who don't vote.

Skye Gould/Business Insider About 100 million eligible voters did not vote in the presidential election in 2016. Business Insider surveyed hundreds of people and found the six most common reasons that eligible voters use to justify their decision not to vote. Survey respondents cited problems with the system, problems with the candidate, issues with ballot access or registration, COVID-19 concerns, disinterest in voting and politics, and religion as reasons why they are not voting in 2020...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Hillary Clinton, Maine, Tennessee, Connecticut, Arizona, Ohio, Biden, Donald Trump, Pew Research Center

Money Pours Into Michigan Senate Race As Tight Polling Spooks Democrats

Michigan is one of Republicans’ scant Senate pickup opportunities in a cycle that favors the Democrats — and the money being spent there reflects it.  On Thursday, the campaign for incumbent Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) announced that it had raised $7.4 million from October 1 to October 14. “The surge in grassroots fundraising comes after Peters’ third quarter fundraising marked the largest quarterly haul for a Senate candidate in Michigan history,” the campaign said in a press release.  The ...
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Obama said politics will be less exhausting if Biden wins, and it's a compelling closing pitch to voters

Former President Barack Obama waves while wearing a "Vote" mask as he campaigns on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee and his former Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 21, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Former President Barack Obama's closing pitch to voters is that life won't be so "exhausting" if they elect Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. It's a compelling message amid a pandemic and economic crisis, and after four years of constant chaos under Tr...
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"And with Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have... to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting."

"You might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without having an argument.... When Joe and Kamala are in charge, they’re not going to surround themselves with hacks and lobbyists, but they’re going to appoint qualified public servants who actually care... Our democracy is not going to work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up. And we’ve just become numb to it. We’ve just become immune to it. Every single day, fact checkers can’t keep up. And, l...
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Supreme Court nomination advances despite Democrats’ boycott

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump’s pick on track for confirmation before Election Day. Democratic senators refused to show up in protest of the GOP’s rush to install Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Never has the Senate confirmed a Supreme ...
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Trump boasts the economy reached historic heights during his first term. Here are 9 charts showing how it stacks up to the Obama and Bush presidencies.

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The pandemic wrecked the US economy, and now — in less than two weeks — voters are set to decide which candidate they want to put it back together. Trump and Biden are making competing cases they are the best person to rebuild the economy. But history suggests that presidents exert limited influence over the economy. Here's how the economy under Trump stacked up to Obama and Bush, highlighted by nine charts addressing metrics like GDP gr...
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Melania Trump “Astonished” Vogue Gave Beyoncé Magazine Cover AND Complete Control (Report)

First Lady Melania Trump appeared to be “astonished” over Vogue magazine’s decision to give Beyoncé not just the cover of its September 2018 issue, but also complete control over it, NBC News reports. “Anna [Wintour] gave the September issue of Vogue cover—complete, complete, complete, everything—to Beyoncé,” Mrs. Trump was reportedly recorded telling her former friend and aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff back in July 2018. “She hired Black photographer,” Melania said of Beyoncé’s cover. “And it’s...
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African American voter turnout is key for Biden here

Barack Obama turned this historically red state blue in 2008. Joe Biden is hoping to do the same in 2020. CNN's John King takes a look at the voters he'll need.
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Analysis: The most important line in Obama's takedown of Trump

Former President Barack Obama reemerged on the campaign trail Wednesday in Philadelphia, delivering an across-the-board indictment of his successor's first four years in office.
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The most important line in Barack Obama's takedown of Donald Trump

Former President Barack Obama reemerged on the campaign trail Wednesday in Philadelphia, delivering an across-the-board indictment of his successor's first four years in office.
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Analysis: The most important line in Barack Obama's takedown of Trump

• Watch Barack Obama's full speech • READ: Obama's scathing campaign speech
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The most important line in Obama's takedown of Trump

• Watch Barack Obama's full speech • READ: Obama's scathing campaign speech
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READ: Obama's scathing campaign speech

Former President Barack Obama delivered a scathing speech on the campaign trail on Wednesday, rebuking President Donald Trump.
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READ: Barack Obama's scathing campaign speech

Former President Barack Obama delivered a scathing speech on the campaign trail on Wednesday, rebuking President Donald Trump.
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