Cheesesteaks, bugs and obligatory chastity: life on the US campaign trail
Washington (AFP) - Drive-in stump speeches, enforced chastity on a rapper's campaign trail, pesky critters and a Philly cheesesteak on Air Force One -- with fewer than 50 days before November 3, the run for the White House is in full swing.Driving the agenda - After movies and concerts took a leap back to the 1950s with a return to drive-ins to avoid infection from Covid-19, Democratic hopeful Joe Biden adopted the model Thursday for a speech to voters in Pennsylvania.Around 100 people drove in to the speech and set up camping chairs next to their cars so they could sit at a safe distance from... (more…)
Biden leads Trump in new poll — but voters believe incumbent can bring back the economy
Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in a new poll that finds voters still think the incumbent is better qualified to bring back the nation’s anemic economy, which is in recession as the nation struggles to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll that surveyed 1,152 adults between Sept. 11 and Sept. 16 found Biden leads Trump overall with 52% of the vote compared to the president’s 42%. That margin tightens slightly when third party candidates are included in the polling.The poll shows that Biden holds a commanding lead over Trump when it comes to ra... (more…)
GOP senator blasted after immediately calling for vote on RBG replacement: ‘Only a ghoul would tweet something like this’
Embattled Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to move forward with a vote on whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the United States Supreme Court.
"This U.S. Senate should vote on President Trump's next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court," McSally said.
McSally lost her 2018 bid for the United States Senate, but was appointed a senator anyway by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. Polls show her trailing Democratic challenger and former astronaut Mark Kelly.
As the race is Special Election to fill a vacant seat, Kelly could be sworn in as early as November 30 if he prevails.