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  • White House Says Trump Ended the Pandemic October 28, 2020
    The Hill: “The White House science office listed ‘ending the COVID-19 pandemic’ as the top accomplishment of President Trump’s first term, even as the U.S. has set records for new […]
  • The Polling Is Coming October 28, 2020
    Nate Cohn: “This was a pretty weird day of polling. We’re just a week from the election, and there were only two live-interview telephone surveys. And this eerie quiet has […]
  • How McConnell Delivered Justice Amy Coney Barrett October 28, 2020
    New York Times: “To Mr. McConnell, Monday was a day for celebration as he achieved what even he could not have imagined four years ago, when he set out to […]
  • Trump’s Campaign Website Hacked October 28, 2020
    President Trump’s campaign website was briefly and partially hacked Tuesday afternoon as unknown adversaries took over the “About” page and replaced it with what appeared to be a scam to […]
  • Trump Already Has Facebook Ad Declaring Victory October 28, 2020
    Though Election Day is a week away, President Trump’s campaign appears to have a victory ad ready to go on Facebook, CNBC reports.
  • Trump Downplays Plot to Kidnap Whitmer October 27, 2020
    President Trump repeatedly attacked Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), at one point taking credit for the FBI thwarting a plot to kidnap her and then immediately downplaying the actual threat […]
  • Even More Battleground State Polls October 27, 2020
    From the Detroit News: MICHIGAN: Biden 49%, Trump 42% From Public Policy Polling: NORTH CAROLINA: Biden 51%, Trump 47% From Ipsos: MICHIGAN: Biden 52%, Trump 43% NORTH CAROLINA: Biden 49%, […]
  • Justice Thomas’ Wife Spreads False Biden Claims October 27, 2020
    The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is using her Facebook page to amplify unsubstantiated claims of corruption by Joe Biden, the AP reports.
  • Many People Now Want a Gun October 27, 2020
    New York Times: “Many gun buyers now are saying they are motivated by a new destabilizing sense that is pushing even people who had considered themselves anti-gun to buy weapons […]
  • How Trump Maneuvered His Way Out of Trouble in Chicago October 27, 2020
    New York Times: “The president’s federal income tax records… show for the first time that, since 2010, his lenders have forgiven about $287 million in debt that he failed to […]

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  • Tuesday October 27, 2020 October 27, 2020
    With Election Day a week away, the candidates and their surrogates are fanning out across the country and where they're stopping can tell you a lot. Facebook is refusing any new ad buys in the run-up to election day. And Europe is seeing a massive second wave of COVID-19, with fears of another lock-down triggering […]
  • Monday, October 26, 2020 October 26, 2020
    The full Senate will vote this evening on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a seat on the Supreme Court, Federal, state and local officials are working to counteract a campaign of dis-information around how to vote in next Tuesday's election, COVID-19 is surging all around the country, including a second outbreak at […]
  • BONUS: The Economy Is Driving Women Out Of The Workforce. Why Some May Not Return October 25, 2020
    Far more women than men are leaving the workforce in the pandemic and some of them might never return their jobs. In this episode of NPR's daily afternoon news podcast Consider This, host Audie Cornish examines why women are bearing the brunt of the pandemic economy. Listen to Consider This on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
  • Campaigns Heat Up, New Covid Highs, Colorado Fires October 24, 2020
    The presidential candidates hit the road again, with Joe Biden bashing President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus. Positive Covid-19 cases hit record highs as cases surge in the Midwest due to community transmission. The largest Colorado fires in the state's history burn just ten miles from one another.
  • Friday, October 23rd, 2020 October 23, 2020
    President Trump and former Vice President Biden met last night on the debate stage. This second debate was arguably little more policy, a little less personal. On the heels of news that Iran is meddling in the 2020 election, comes a report that Russian hackers have penetrated US computer networks with the goal of compromising […]
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
    US intelligence agencies say they have evidence that Iran is interfering in the 2020 election, Trump and Biden return to the debate stage tonight, Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin will plead guilty to criminal charges, pay a steep fine and shutter its business.

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  • Who’s The Nerdiest Team In Sports? October 27, 2020
    We start with the World Series, which is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ to lose despite the Tampa Bay Rays pulling off some wild surprises, especially in Game 4. But all our hosts approve of the Rays’ aggressive play. It’s exciting to watch, and with a pitching staff as stacked as L.A.’s, the Florida team needs […]
  • The Decision Desk Won’t Project The Winner Of A State Until It’s 99.5% Sure October 27, 2020
    In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke speaks with Dan Merkle, executive director of elections at ABC News, about projecting the winner of individual states and the overall presidential race, as well as when we might expect those projections.
  • The Senate Races Where Democrats Have An Edge In The Polls October 27, 2020
    Democrats are favored to take back the Senate this year, according to our forecast. And that’s true, regardless of which of the three versions of the forecast you look at. In fact, the Lite (polls only), Classic (polls and fundamentals), and Deluxe (polls, fundamentals and expert race ratings) don’t currently show that much difference. In […]
  • Politics Podcast: How The Media Projects The Winner Of An Election October 27, 2020
    As we head toward Election Day, one of the big questions this year is not just who will win, but when we will know who the winner is. States have changed their voting rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and more people are voting by mail than ever before. Counting all those mail ballots […]
  • Who’s The Best Quarterback From The Much-Hyped 2018 Draft Class? October 27, 2020
    The 2018 NFL draft was historic for quarterbacks. It was the first draft in 69 years that four quarterbacks came off the board in the first 10 picks, and it was just the third time that five or more were taken in the first round. That kind of expenditure of draft capital naturally leads to […]
  • Is Joe Biden Toast If He Loses Pennsylvania? October 27, 2020
    Michigan and Wisconsin have been the focus of a lot of attention from nervous Democrats for the past four years, in part because Hillary Clinton spent relatively little time there and lost both states in 2016. So if you told Democrats that Joe Biden would be up by 7 points in Wisconsin and 8 points […]
  • Control Of Redistricting Is Up For Grabs In 2020. Here Are The Races To Watch. October 27, 2020
    Most of the attention on the 2020 election is focused on who will sit in the White House for the next four years. But the 2020 election could also help decide who controls the House of Representatives for the next decade. This is the last election before data from the census is released, so whoever […]
  • Technical Difficulties On Election Day Won’t Mean Democracy Is Over October 27, 2020
    The 2020 election season kicked off with a technological mishap (remember the broken Iowa caucuses app??), and it will likely end with at least a few more. But that doesn’t mean we’re facing a new, unprecedented crisis of democracy. Understandably, a lot of concern this year has been focused on potential issues with mail-in voting. […]
  • The Cases Where Amy Coney Barrett’s Presence On The Supreme Court Could Make A Difference Immediately October 27, 2020
    It’s official: Amy Coney Barrett will be the country’s next Supreme Court justice. She was confirmed by a 52 to 48 vote margin, and will be sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House tonight — just in time for Election Day. Barrett’s ascension to the court was incredibly swift — her confirmation […]
  • Surprise! October Surprises Don’t Usually Decide Elections October 27, 2020
    In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses the October surprises we’ve seen so far this year and the likelihood of another late development shaking up the race for president. The gang also answers more listener questions.

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