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Friday October 30, 2020 - Times viewed: 445
‘People Are Going To Be Shocked’: Return of the ‘Shy’ Trump Voter?
In 2016, pollsters Arie Kapteyn and Robert Cahaly saw Trump coming. In 2020, they see polls again underestimating his support. With Nov. 3 racing toward us, it can be tempting to see the 2020 election as a done deal. For months, Joe Biden has consistently and convincingly led Donald Trump in polls. Swing states in the industrial Midwest and Sun Belt appear to be heading Biden’s way, and if you trust the polls, it’s not a leap to imagine him wi ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 450
Conservative New Hampshire paper backs Biden -- its first Democratic endorsement in 100 years
New York (CNN Business)The New Hampshire Union Leader, a conservative-leaning newspaper, has endorsed Democratic candidate Joe Biden for president, despite its century-long history of backing Republicans. In backing Biden, the newspaper endorsed its first Democratic candidate in over 100 years. "Building this country up sits squarely within the skill set of Joseph Biden. We have found Mr. Biden to be a caring, compassionate and professional pu ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 455
Elect Joe Biden. Reject Donald Trump
our years ago, the Editorial Board — an ideologically and demographically diverse group of journalists that is separate from the news staff and operates by consensus — broke with tradition and took sides in the presidential race for the first time since USA TODAY was founded in 1982. We urged readers not to vote for Donald Trump, calling the Republican nominee unfit for office because he lacked the “temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 455
Editorial | Joe Biden for President
In 2020, the grueling election process produced two candidates with close ties to the University of Pennsylvania: President Donald Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate, and former Vice President Joe Biden, a former Penn professor. While both share a bond with Penn, the similarities end there. This November, the stakes are higher than ever. The climate, the economy, our health, and our lives are on the line. While we can't reverse the past four ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 451
Editorial: The Herald endorses Trump
he 2020 presidential election is about what people don’t want as much as what they actually do want. For the left, getting Donald Trump out of office tops the wish list. It’s been that way since the day after the 2016 election. For them, everything the president has done is bad, every move sinister, and every policy one more nail in the progressive coffin. To be fair, Trump hasn’t done himself any favors with his incessant Tweets, revolving ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 466
Why it has to be Biden
Donald Trump has desecrated the values that make America a beacon to the world. THE COUNTRY that elected Donald Trump in 2016 was unhappy and divided. The country he is asking to re-elect him is more unhappy and more divided. After almost four years of his leadership, politics is even angrier than it was and partisanship even less constrained. Daily life is consumed by a pandemic that has registered almost 230,000 deaths amid bickering, buck-pass ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 449
Biden has wide lead over Trump with Nevada Latinos
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds a wide lead over President Donald Trump among Nevada Latinos, according to a new poll released Thursday morning. The Telemundo Poll: State of the Latino Vote in Nevada found that 62 percent of the 500 Latino likely voters surveyed planned to vote for Biden, compared with 29 percent for Trump. Two percent said they would vote for someone else, and 7 percent were undecided. Respondents were surv ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 447
Biden now has slim lead in Florida
MIAMI, Florida - Joe Biden has solidified a small but measurable lead over President Trump by a few points in Florida. This gives him the support of more than half of likely voters in the nation’s largest swing state. An NBC poll released this Thursday morning just five days before voting day, 51 percent of Florida likely voters prefer Biden, 47 percent favor Trump. The former vice president’s slight advantage of 4 percentage points falls w ...
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Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 456
Miles Taylor Admits Writing Damaging  Anonymous New York Times Editorial
Miles Taylor is an American former government official in the Trump administration. He was a Trump administration appointee who served in the United States Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, including as Chief of Staff to former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary Chad Wolf. While in the DHS, he helped craft talking points for the administration to defend its family separation policy. A lifelong Repu ...
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Wednesday October 28, 2020 - Times viewed: 450
Why Biden's poll lead is different from Hillary Clinton'sWASHINGTON — For many political junkies and analysts, the 2020 presidential campaign feels eerily familiar. The national polls show that the Democrat has a big lead. Some usually Republican states seem to be in play. And the Trump campaign is relying heavily on a strategy of focusing on its base. It's all very 2016, and it has Trump and Biden supporters wondering whether the result in November could look similar, as well. The similarities t ...

Thursday October 29, 2020 - Times viewed: 443
What Happens if Joe Biden is elected President but dies before he is sworn in as President?What happens if Joe Biden wins the election by winning at least 270 Electoral College votes but dies before he can take office and be sworn in? What if a winner dies after the Electoral College has voted, but before Congress has certified the vote? After the Electoral College votes, Congress must still convene on Jan. 6 to certify the results. If a presidential candidate won a majority of electoral votes and then died, it is not entirely cl ...

Tuesday October 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 466
Brett Kavanaugh foreshadows how Supreme Court could disrupt vote counting
(CNN)Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday night set the battle lines for how the Supreme Court should consider post-election lawsuits that could determine the outcome of the presidential race. As the court rejected a Democratic attempt to allow mail-in votes, postmarked by Election Day, to be received up to six days after the election in Wisconsin, Kavanaugh also suggested that state courts may not have the last word in interpreting state electio ...
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Tuesday October 27, 2020 - Times viewed: 462
Despite cries of censorship, conservatives dominate social media
Republicans have turned alleged liberal bias in Silicon Valley into a major closing theme of the election cycle, hauling tech CEOs in for virtual grillings on Capitol Hill while President Donald Trump threatens legal punishment for companies that censor his supporters. But a POLITICO analysis of millions of social media posts shows that conservatives still rule online. Right-wing social media influencers, conservative media outlets and othe ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 465
9 days to go: Biden's lead over Trump is holding, while Clinton's was collapsing at this point
(CNN)The clock is running out on President Donald Trump's chances for a comeback. He continues to trail former Vice President Joe Biden nationally and in the key swing states with just nine days to go. But perhaps most worrisome for the President: Trump's clearly behind his 2016 pace. By this point four years ago, he was rapidly closing the gap with Hillary Clinton. No such advancements can be seen in the 2020 polling against Biden. Right ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 464
Trump caps three-event day by attacking ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ after ex-prez mocked him at Biden event
PRESIDENT Donald Trump started a Wisconsin campaign rally by attacking "Barack Hussein Obama" after the former president mocked him at a rally for Joe Biden. Trump went after Obama during his latest campaign stop, after the two presidents have spent the last few days trading barbs -- both on Twitter and from the podium. "Barack Hussein Obama arrived to help Sleepy Joe because Sleepy Joe is only capable of doing one of these ever three or fo ...
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Sunday November 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 438
‘SNL’ final presidential debate sketch is yet again terrible
With nine days to go until the 2020 presidential election, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are making their final pitch to voters. So is “Saturday Night Live.” There is just one more episode of the comedy show to go before Election Day on Nov. 3 — and this week’s penultimate cold open parodying the last presidential debate didn’t change any minds. It was a wash. The situation had been looking up. Oct. 17’s politics sketc ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 461
Thousands lined up at NYC polls on first day of early voting
New Yorkers flocked to the polls Saturday for the first-ever start of early voting in a presidential race, willing to wait hours to cast ballots in one of the most contentious campaigns ever. More than 400 voters were queued up outside Madison Square Garden an hour before doors opened at 10 a.m. By mid afternoon, the NYPD said 5,000 people were on line. Blocks-long lines were reported outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and in Harlem, ...
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Sunday October 25, 2020 - Times viewed: 455
Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Marc Short, has tested positive for coronavirus
WASHINGTON – Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, Pence's spokesman said in a statement Saturday night after reports that another senior adviser had also tested positive. Short began isolating Saturday and assisting in the contact tracing process, according to Pence spokesman Devin O'Malley. Both Pence and his wife, Karen, tested negative Saturday and Pence is not curtailing his m ...
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Saturday October 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 454
Dare we dream of a Joe Biden win? Given all that's at stake, not yet
A friend calls to say he’s been having anxiety dreams about Donald Trump. Another, a highly rational man with a forensic intellect, tells me he’s found himself praying for a Joe Biden victory. A third reports checking polling website fivethirtyeight.com in the dead of night. Sometimes twice. None of these people live in the US, and none is a US citizen. More to the point, none of them is especially neurotic. But something about the US presiden ...
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Saturday October 24, 2020 - Times viewed: 464
President Trump takes time to vote in Florida
by Kristen Timbrook - The Oregon Herald Donald Trump has just voted for himself this morning for another term as president of the USA. He cast his vote in the 2020 presidential election at a library in West Palm Beach not far from his Mar-a-Lago resort. Of course, it is possible he voted for Joe Biden. Right? Trump told reporters after casting his ballot that he "voted for a guy named Trump." At a rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday, ...
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