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Trump votes in Florida as contest with Biden hits battleground states – live

As election day nears, what dirty tricks could Trump turn to?California ‘shattering prior returns’ with 6m ballots castUS election polls tracker: who is leading in the swing states?Sign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 3.57pm BST Johns Hopkins University has reported 79,963 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, a record, although the number of daily deaths has remained broadly stable since the beginning of autumn at between 700 and 800.The World Health Organization (WHO)...
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Trump and Biden hit battleground states with 10 days to go – live

As election day nears, what dirty tricks could Trump turn to?California ‘shattering prior returns’ with 6m ballots castUS election polls tracker: who is leading in the swing states?Sign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 1.08pm BST … and welcome to another day of coverage of the US presidential election, US politics in general and of course the coronavirus pandemic, ever a subject of political debate. There are 10 days to go until election day, and Donald Trump is trail...
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Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state supreme courts when they have controlled all levers of state political power. Republican governors in Arizona and Georgia have signed bills passed by GOP-dominated legislatures to expand the number of seats on their states’ respective high courts.
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California ‘shattering prior election returns’ with 6m ballots already cast

With voters homebound and receiving ballots in the mail due to the pandemic, elections officials are seeing a surge in early returnsOn 22 October, almost three weeks before one of the most consequential presidential election days in recent American history, more than 6 million Californians had already voted.The number was several times that of people who had cast their ballot at the same point in 2016. The pandemic, the massive wildfires and the ongoing fight against police brutality have galvan...
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US 2020 election could have the highest rate of voter turnout since 1908

Data from the US Elections Project predicts a record 150m ballots, representing 65% of eligible voters, for this electionMore than 50 million Americans have cast ballots in the US presidential election with 11 days to go in the campaign, a pace that could lead to the highest voter turnout in over a century, according to data from the US Elections Project on Friday.The eye-popping figure is a sign of intense interest in the contest between Republican Donald Trump and Joe Biden, his Democratic cha...
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Trump seized on Biden's promise to 'transition away from oil,' but the move away from fossil fuels is nothing new

Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump attacked former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night's debate for promising to "transition from the oil industry." Biden argued that the oil industry, which he said "pollutes significantly," should no longer receive federal subsidies and needs to be replaced by renewable energy "over time." Trump claimed that Biden is "going to destroy the oil industry" and a slew of Republicans attacked Biden over his comments.  The idea that ...
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Trump v Biden: the key moments of the final presidential debate – video highlights

Joe Biden and Donald Trump have gone head-to-head for the final time before the US election on 3 November in the final television debate, helped by a mute button on the candidates’ microphones that prevented interruptions.Squaring off in Nashville, Biden had to field aggressive questioning about his son’s business dealings and when Trump compared himself to Abraham Lincoln, the challenger branded his opponent 'one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history'. Here is a look back at...
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‘What did we all do?’: why women who voted for Trump could decide the 2020 election

Trump has pleaded to suburban women ‘will you please like me’ – but nationally, Biden has the largest lead among women in modern historyWhen Sandy Orth reads 2 Timothy 3 in the Bible, which advises good Christians to steer clear of “lovers of themselves, lovers of money, [the] boastful, proud, abusive”, the first person she is reminded of is the US president.Orth, an evangelical Christian from the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, voted for Donald Trump in 2016 but will be voting for his Democratic c...
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The final Trump-Biden presidential debate: five key takeaways

Trump tried to change his tone, Biden calls the president a racist and ‘Bidencare’ is now a thingIn the days leading up to the debate, Donald Trump’s advisers urged the president to stay calmer than he was at the first presidential debate in Cleveland last month, when he was widely criticized for repeatedly and aggressively interrupting his Democratic presidential rival, Joe Biden. Continue reading...
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Joe Biden vows to 'transition from oil industry' before rowing back

Donald Trump presented a fantasy world in which fossil fuels are ‘very clean’ but realpolitik tempers Biden’s climate crisis stanceIn Donald Trump’s world – laid bare during Thursday night’s final presidential debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden in Nashville – fossil fuels are “very clean”, the US has the best air and water despite his administration’s extensive regulatory rollbacks, and the country can fix climate change by planting trees. Related: Biden mauls Trump's record on coronav...
Tags: Republicans, Climate Change, Environment, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Nashville, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump's plan won't fix it

Donald Trump presented a fantasy world in which fossil fuels are ‘very clean’ but realpolitik tempers Biden’s climate crisis stanceIn Donald Trump’s world – laid bare during Thursday night’s final presidential debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden in Nashville – fossil fuels are “very clean”, the US has the best air and water despite his administration’s extensive regulatory rollbacks, and the country can fix climate change by planting trees. Related: Biden mauls Trump's record on coronav...
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Biden mauls Trump's record on coronavirus in final presidential debate

Trump defends response and says: ‘We’re rounding the corner’Pair clash on Covid, race, finances and family entanglementsFinal presidential debate – follow it liveThe Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden assailed Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic during Thursday night’s final presidential debate, as the president attempted to reset a race that shows him trailing his opponent in opinion polls less than two weeks before election day. Related: Presidential debate live: Tru...
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Biden and Trump diverge sharply on major issues in final presidential debate

Trump defends response and says: ‘We’re rounding the corner’Pair clash on Covid, race, finances and family entanglementsThe Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden assailed Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic during Thursday night’s final presidential debate, as the president attempted to reset a race that shows him trailing his opponent in opinion polls less than two weeks before election day. Related: Presidential debate live: Trump and Biden set to face off in final clas...
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Trump and Biden offer sharply different visions to tackle Covid in final TV debate

Trump defends response and says: ‘We’re rounding the corner’Pair clash on Covid, race, finances and family entanglementsFinal presidential debate – follow it liveDonald Trump and Joe Biden offered starkly different visions for combating the coronavirus pandemic during Thursday night’s final presidential debate in Nashville – perhaps the last chance for the president to shift the dynamics of a race that increasingly favors his Democratic opponent with less than two weeks until election day. Rela...
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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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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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John Stamos offers to play 'Chachi', Scott Baio not amused

When former cast members Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Don Most, Anson Williams and Marion Ross of the 70's sit-com Happy Days announced plans to do an on-line Happy Days reunion fundraiser for Wisconsin Democrats, John Stamos noticed a missing actor from the popular show. — Read the rest
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Trump gets last chance to claw back Biden lead at final presidential debate

Trump will be under pressure to soften his display compared with the first debate, which was widely criticized as bullyingDonald Trump has his last chance to move the dial in the fast-approaching US presidential election on Thursday night, when he addresses a large nationwide audience at the final televised presidential debate.Trump will face his Democratic rival Joe Biden at 9pm ET at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The candidates are expected to attract viewership in the tens of mi...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats To Boycott ‘Sham’ Amy Coney Barrett Vote

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott Thursday’s vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, calling it a “sham process from the beginning.” “Republicans have moved at breakneck speed to jam through this nominee, ignoring her troubling record and unprecedented evasions, and breaking longstanding committee rules to set tomorrow’s vote,” said the committee Democrats in a statement. “Fearing a loss at the ballot box, Republicans are showing that they do not care about the...
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Democrats block a $500 billion 'skinny' coronavirus aid bill identical to another that Republicans unveiled a month ago

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) at a press conference in Washington. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Democrats blocked a GOP coronavirus relief bill from advancing in the Senate. The vote fell along party lines, 51-44. Sixty votes were needed for the legislation to advance onto the Senate floor. Stimulus negotiations between Democrats and the White House are showing renewed signs of progress after weeks of unpredictability. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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Investors shouldn't hold their breath for pre-election stimulus, Goldman Sachs says

Photo taken on Sept. 2, 2020 shows the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., the United States. Ting Shen/Xinhua/Getty Images While Democrats and the White House push forward with stimulus talks, Goldman Sachs still doesn't expect a near-term breakthrough.Odds of a pre-election bill "continue to look very low" as the biggest issues between both parties loom large, the team led by Jan Hatzius wrote in a Tuesday note.Still, negotiations will likely continue as "neither side benefits from...
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A slim majority of Americans now support confirming Amy Coney Barrett, including 32% of Democratic voters, new poll shows

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks as President Trump announces her nomination of as his choice for associate justice of the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images A slim majority of voters, including 32% of Democrats, now say the Senate should vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, according to a new Morning Consult poll. 51% of voters said the Senate should confirm Barrett, the poll...
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Pelosi strikes an optimistic tone on stimulus negotiations with the White House, saying 'there will be a bill'

The House passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus to help keep the US economy afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated a deal could be near and struck an optimistic tone on Wednesday. "I'm pretty happy. I think we have a prospect for an agreement," Pelosi said in an MSNBC interview. Any deal faces significant obstacles, particularly from Senate Republicans. Many are reluctant to support additional relief spending because of the...
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The White House is considering cutting critical funding for COVID-19 aid, screenings for infants, and addiction treatment in Democrat-run cities

Saul Loeb/Getty Images The White House is exploring slashing critical funding for nearly 200 healthcare programs that help the sickest Americans in Democrat-run cities.  Trump has accused local Democratic leaders of fostering "anarchy" and "lawlessness" amid nationwide protests against police violence and racism. The Department of Health and Human Services identified 185 grant programs, including the Trump administration's efforts to stop the spread of HIV by 2030 as well as plans to comb...
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Steny Hoyer: Democrats will restore America

The House Majority Leader writes that Democrats offer a blueprint for leadership that will help the country recover from the pandemic and build new ladders of opportunity for those who have long been struggling to make it in America.
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Mitch McConnell reportedly told the White House to refrain from striking a stimulus deal before the election

Alex Wong/Getty Images McConnell has reportedly told the White House to refrain from striking a stimulus deal before the election, The Washington Post reported. The Senate majority leader said he thought a stimulus agreement would complicate the GOP's efforts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next week. Many Republicans are reluctant to support a relief bill with a likely price tag ranging from nearly $1.9 trillion to $2.2 trillion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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Nancy Pelosi walks back the Tuesday deadline she previously set for a stimulus deal with the White House

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi appeared to walk back a stimulus deadline she set to broker a deal with the White House. "It isn't that this day is the day we would have a deal," she said in a Bloomberg TV interview. "It's a day when we would have our terms on the table to be able to go to the next step." Negotiations are ongoing, but many Senate Republicans are reluctant to support a multitrillion-dollar stimulus agreement that's taking shape between the White House and Democr...
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Nancy Pelosi walks back the Tuesday deadline she set for a stimulus deal with the White House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday appeared to walk back a deadline she'd set to broker a stimulus deal with the White House. "It isn't that this day is the day we would have a deal," she said in a Bloomberg TV interview. "It's a day when we would have our terms on the table to be able to go to the next step." Negotiations are ongoing, but many Senate Republicans are reluctant to support a multitrillion-dollar stimulus agreement ...
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Trump asks Barr to investigate dubious claims against Joe and Hunter Biden

Trump, trailing in polls, tells attorney general to ‘act fast’Widespread concerns over credibility of Hunter Biden storyUS politics – live coverageWilliam Barr “has to act” and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter before election day, Donald Trump said on Tuesday, addressing his attorney general via his favorite medium, the Fox & Friends morning show.Hunter Biden is the subject of reports by the New York Post about a laptop hard drive purportedly left at a rep...
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5 Points On The Short Term PA Voting Rights Win That’s Stoking Long Term Fears About SCOTUS And Elections 

A Supreme Court order that had the effect of making voting easier during the pandemic should be very good news for voter advocates. But the four conservative dissents in the case are ringing loud alarm bells for election law experts.  It’s not just that Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would have reinstated a tighter deadline for returning absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, had they had a fifth vote to let them do so. It’s that the argument that Pen...
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