Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Facebook Mulls Ban On Political Ads Through Election

Bloomberg News reports: Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November, according to people familiar with the company’s thinking. The potential ban is still only being discussed and hasn’t yet been finalized, said the people, who asked not to be named talking about …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Lays Out Economic Recovery Plan

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. will lay out a populist economic vision to revive and reinvest in American manufacturing on Thursday, calling for major new spending and stricter new rules to “Buy American” as part of an effort to more aggressively challenge President Trump on two of his signature issues: the economy and nationalism. In a …

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Kanye West: I’m Done With Trump, I’m Going To Win, I’ve Had COVID, I’m Anti-Vax, I Never Voted, Wakanda

Forbes has published an interview with Kanye West that they say is so “rambling” that the piece opens with a bullet-point listing of key points. – That he’s running for president in 2020 under a new banner—the Birthday Party—with guidance from Elon Musk and an obscure vice presidential candidate he’s already chosen. “Like anything I’ve ever done in my life,” …

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John Roberts Was Hospitalized After Fall Last Month

The Washington Post reports: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. suffered a fall at a Maryland country club last month that required an overnight stay in the hospital, a Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday night. The 65-year-old chief justice was taken by ambulance to a hospital after the June 21 incident at the Chevy Chase Club, which was serious enough …

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Lincoln Project: Trump Has A “Loyalty Problem” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: The Lincoln Project went after President Donald Trump’s paranoia on Tuesday by claiming “everyone” is disloyal to him, and that’s the reason why his administration has so many leaks. The anti-Trump Republican organization released a new ad that begins by mocking Trump over the numerous polls showing former Vice President Joe Biden with the upper hand in the …

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Supreme Court Rules 9-0 Against “Faithless Electors”

NBC News reports: The 538 people who cast the actual votes for president in December as part of the Electoral College are not free agents and must vote as the laws of their states direct, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The unanimous decision in the “faithless elector” case was a defeat for advocates of changing the Electoral College, who …

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Joe Biden: Trump Is Eroding America’s Foundation

From an op-ed published today by Joe Biden: That pursuit of a more perfect union has been thrown off course in recent years — and no one bears more responsibility than President Donald Trump. Every day, he finds new ways to tarnish and dismantle our democracy — from baseless attacks on our voting rights to the use of military force …

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Homocon Peter Thiel Doesn’t Believe Trump Will Win

The Daily Beast reports: Peter Thiel has declined to take part in President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign because he doesn’t think Trump has much of a chance at winning, The Wall Street Journal reports. The venture capitalist and PayPal founder reportedly has no plans to speak at the Republican National Convention or donate money to Trump’s campaign, citing a belief …

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Parscale: Trump’s Winning Where It Counts, Enthusiasm

Brad Parscale writes for the Washington Post: In terms of turnout, the president’s reelection effort has built the largest field program and data operation in Republican Party history, including 1.3 million volunteers trained and activated. The campaign has already made north of 45 million voter contacts, and efforts are growing stronger by the day. And when it comes to the …

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TEXAS: Trump +4 Over Joe Biden In New UT Poll

Texas Politics reports: The University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll of Texas voters finds President Donald Trump holding a four-point lead over former vice-president Joe Biden among registered voters. With just under five months to go before Election Day, 48 percent of those polled preferred Trump, with 44 percent choosing Biden. This poll is the latest in a series of …

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Biden +12 Over Trump In New National Monmouth Poll

Politico reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump by a wide margin nationally, a poll released Thursday shows, as the race for the White House stabilizes, at least for the time being, with Biden well in front. The Monmouth University poll shows Biden with a 12-point nationwide lead over the president, 53 percent to 41 …

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Biden Outraises Trump With Record $141 Million Haul

Reuters reports: Democrat Joe Biden edged out Republican Donald Trump in fundraising for a second straight month in June, data from the rival U.S. presidential campaigns showed on Wednesday. Biden and allied Democratic groups raked in over $141 million during the month, while President Trump and closely tied groups hauled $131 million. In each case, the figures were new monthly …

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Pew Research: Biden +40 Among Voters Ages 18-29

Just out today from Pew Research: In the presidential contest, Donald Trump faces a 10 percentage point deficit in his race against Joe Biden: 54% of registered voters say if the election were held today, they would support Biden or lean toward voting for him, while 44% support Trump or lean toward supporting him. By well more than two-to-one (68% …

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Trump’s Motivation: He Fears Being One-Term “Loser”

The Daily Beast reports: Half a dozen knowledgeable sources tell The Daily Beast that planning has long been underway for potential 2021 policy pursuits. But a prevailing interest driving Trump’s desire for another four years is not ideological. It’s reputational. Two of those sources said that one of the president’s real motivations for running is to simply avoid embarrassment. He …

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Trump Claims Fox News Ratings Are “The Real Polls”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday morning touted the television ratings from his campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla, last weekend and his town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity this week. Trump asserted in a pair of tweets that the ratings “are the real polls,” after a series of recent pubic surveys have shown him trailing Democratic rival Joe …

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FLORIDA: Dems 300K Ahead In Vote-By-Mail Signups

Politico reports: Democrats have opened up a 302,000-voter advantage over Republicans in vote-by-mail enrollment, an edge that could pay big dividends in President Donald Trump’s newly adopted must-win state. Five months before Election Day, more than 1.46 million Democrats have signed up to vote by mail compared to 1.16 million Republicans, according to an analysis of state Division of Election …

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NYT/Siena Poll: Biden Holds Lead In Six Swing States

The New York Times reports: President Trump has lost significant ground in the six battleground states that clinched his Electoral College victory in 2016, according to New York Times/Siena College surveys, with Joseph R. Biden Jr. opening double-digit leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Mr. Trump’s once-commanding advantage among white voters has nearly vanished, a development that would all but …

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GOP Senator: Trump Needs A “Different Tone” To Win

NBC News reports: Senate Majority Whip John Thune sounded the alarm Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s support among independent voters was “soft,” urging a change in strategy in light of a New York Times survey that showed the president trailing Democrat Joe Biden by double digits.The Times/Siena national poll found Biden winning 50 percent of registered voters, with Trump winning …

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Trump Campaign Desperate To “Smoke Out” Biden

Axios reports: President Trump’s campaign, recognizing that he’ll lose to himself if November’s election is a referendum on him, is trying to flush Joe Biden into open combat by challenging him to more debates, taunting him as “Hidin’ Biden,” and posing a “Question of the day for Joe Biden.” Expect more of this. The Trump campaign is getting very frustrated …

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Obama Raises $7.6M For Biden In Virtual Fundraiser

Deadline reports: Former president Barack Obama headlined his first fundraiser for Joe Biden on Tuesday, at an event that raised $7.6 million for his former vice president’s campaign. That is the most money raised for at any Biden event this cycle. With 175,000 donors chipping in, Obama and Biden appeared virtually before thousands of donors. Obama criticized his successor, but …

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