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Rudy Giuliani's daughter endorses Joe Biden
‘I’ve come to realize that none of us can afford to be silent right now,’ former New York mayor’s daughter writes in Vanity Fair Rudy Giuliani’s daughter has endorsed Joe Biden for president in an essay for Vanity Fair , writing that in this historic election “none of us can afford to be silent”. “My father is Rudy Giuliani ,” Caroline Rose Giuliani said in the magazine. “ We are multiverses apar
Trump ally running for Congress believes in baseless QAnon sex-trafficking conspiracy
Angela Stanton King, who is working to help the president win Black voters, confirmed her views to the Guardian A Republican congressional candidate and high-profile ally in Donald Trump’s fight to win over Black voters has admitted to believing a baseless QAnon-related conspiracy theory that the online furniture retailer Wayfair is secretly selling trafficked children over the internet as part o
Town halls live: Trump and Biden's dueling events with voters get under way
Presidential candidates take questions in simultaneous appearances, with Trump on NBC and Biden on ABC Full story: Trump and Biden to face voters at dueling events 1.03am BST Donald Trump on stage for his NBC town hall in Miami. Follow along for live coverage and fact-checks. 1.00am BST It is 8 pm ET, and Joe Biden and Donald Trump ’s dueling town halls are now under way. I will be watching Biden


Moderator Savannah Guthrie hailed for keeping Trump in check at town hall
Today show co-host pressed president on debts, coronavirus and QAnon without letting president dominate Donald Trump’s floundering performance during Thursday’s NBC town hall left many feeling there was only one winner from the event – Trump’s interviewer, Savannah Guthrie. Guthrie, a co-host of NBC’s Today morning show, repeatedly got the better of Trump as she pressed the president on his debts
Town hall takeaways: Biden at ease while Trump struggles under pressure
The Democrat’s comfort in the town-hall format was in contrast to a clearly frustrated Trump, whose claims were opposed by host Savannah Guthrie The dueling town halls between Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden may not have had the face-to-face fireworks of the presidential debate which they replaced, but they still provided moments of drama and offered clear insight into the dy
Houston Astros stay alive in ALCS on Carlos Correa's walk-off home run
Astros win 4-3 on dramatic homer to force Game 6 in ALCS Five Houston rookie pitchers contain Tampa Ray offense Carlos Correa homered with one out in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Thursday behind sensational pitching from five rookies to remain alive in the AL Championship Series. Correa drove a pitch from Nick Anderson to straightaway center field, watched t
Trump refuses to disavow QAnon conspiracy theory during town hall
Asked by host Savannah Guthrie if he would ‘just say it’s crazy and not true’, Trump says: ‘I don’t know about QAnon’ Town halls live – follow all the latest Donald Trump refused to denounce QAnon – a rightwing conspiracy theory that the FBI believes is a potential domestic terror threat – during an NBC town hall on Thursday night. Asked by the NBC host Savannah Guthrie if he would denounce the t
Kansas City Chiefs sign Le’Veon Bell two days after surprise release by Jets
All-Pro running back signs with Super Bowl champions Bell, 28, joins Chiefs after disappointing run in New York The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back Le’Veon Bell two days after he was released by the New York Jets. The team announced the move Thursday to add another potential dynamic offensive player to an offense that already features Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Con
Trump and Biden offer dramatically different visions at dueling town halls
The president agreed to the forum after Biden’s campaign set up theirs, with events airing simultaneously on different networks Town halls live – follow all the latest In a split-screen display, US voters heard dramatically different visions from Donald Trump and Joe Biden, his democratic challenger, at dueling town hall-style events on Thursday night, less than three weeks before the election. A
Morey stepping down as Rockets GM as Lue set to become next Clippers coach
Tyronn Lue reportedly agrees to become next Clippers coach Rockets exec Morey is stepping down on his own accord A person with knowledge of the situation says Tyronn Lue has agreed to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Final terms were still being worked on, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because no contract had been signed. Co
Amy Coney Barrett: key moments from the supreme court confirmation hearings – video
Amy Coney Barrett spent most of her time avoiding key questions during three days of Senate hearings to confirm her as a supreme court justice. Barrett would become the third justice on the court to be appointed by Donald Trump – and her confirmation would give conservatives a bulletproof, six-justice majority on the nine-member court, which decides cases by a simple majority. Barrett, a conserva
Coronavirus pandemic plunges millions of Americans into poverty
Two new studies show at least 6m more people now live in poverty but Cares Act initially alleviated effects of Covid lockdown As Congress remains deadlocked on a new coronavirus economic stimulus package, two new studies show at least 6 million more people in the US are in poverty due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. A study from Columbia University published on Thursday found that the nu
Trump is ending the census count early. It's a feat of profound political cynicism | Andrew Gawthorpe
By undercounting parts of the country, the Trump administration is attempting to cement Republican political power for a decade A Supreme Court ruling this week allowed the Trump administration to end the 2020 census two weeks early, risking an undercount of members of the population who are difficult to reach – particularly immigrants, transients, and the poor. From the beginning, the administra
Trump's macho bravado is an embarrassment. Yet it puts us all in danger | Francine Prose
Trump is determined to be a manly man at all costs – even if it means encouraging the American people to not wear masks Joseph Biden has described Donald Trump’s refusal to wear a mask as “macho”, an insult unlikely to wound a president, who, before his illness, began rallies with speakers blasting the Village People’s 1979 song Macho Man. These rival spins on machismo – the term, from Spanish, f
Top Senate Republican says he has the votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett
Judiciary committee expected to confirm supreme court justice nomination on 22 October before advancing to full Senate ballot The Republican Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, said he has the votes to confirm the nomination of conservative Amy Coney Barrett as a supreme court justice as the upper chamber’s judiciary committee scheduled a vote for 22 October to advance the nomination towards
Top Trump administration figures flout law banning partisan campaigning
The agriculture secretary is the latest of 14 political appointees to be cited by the government watchdog for violating the Hatch Act On 24 August, Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, traveled to the battleground state of North Carolina for an official departmental event for food producers hurt by the pandemic. But Perdue’s speech to attendees also featured a campaign pep talk for
California: 100,000 people without power amid extreme wildfire risk
PG&E began shutting off power on Wednesday evening to customers in portions of 24 counties as a ‘last-resort option’ Thousands of people in northern California were without power on Thursday amid an autumn heatwave that brought another round of extreme wildfire danger. The utility company Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) began shutting off power on Wednesday evening to about 50,000 customers – about
Atlanta Falcons shut down practice facility after second positive Covid test
Falcons’ Sunday game still on as scheduled despite shutdown Atlanta’s decision follows outbreaks with Titans and Patriots The Atlanta Falcons shut their facility Thursday following one new positive test for Covid-19. The team remains scheduled to play at Minnesota on Sunday. Defensive tackle Marlon Davidson was placed on the Covid-19/reserve list this week, and the addition of a second unidentifi
Mail-in ballot tracker: counting votes in US swing states
With millions of Americans casting their ballots by mail during the pandemic, The Guardian and ProPublica are tracking the votes in critical states to determine how many are counted, rejected and delayed This piece is published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive their biggest stories as soon as they’re published. An unprecede
Sam Querrey accused of fleeing Russia by private jet after positive Covid-19 test
ATP said it’s investigating breach of Covid-19 protocol at event American No 5 could face hefty fine and suspension from tour US tennis player Sam Querrey, a 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist and the world No 49, was placed in isolation by Russian authorities after testing positive for the coronavirus but left the country on a private plane, organizers of the St Petersburg Open said on Thursday. The t
Millions of Americans voting early in what could be record election turnout
With election day three weeks away, 17.1m voters have already cast ballots, with Democrats appearing to lead the way Millions of Americans have already cast their vote in America’s presidential election, underscoring unprecedented enthusiasm in the 2020 race that could lead to record-shattering turnout. Election day is still weeks away, but a staggering 17.1 million voters have already cast their
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris flew with people who tested positive for Covid-19
Biden was not in ‘close contact’ with infected person Harris suspends travel ‘out of abundance of caution’ US politics – live updates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris both travelled on flights that carried someone who subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus, it emerged on Thursday. Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, abruptly canceled her travel for the coming few days after two
Biden article row shows how US election is testing Facebook and Twitter
Online giants felt forced to take unprecedented action as they struggle with role during divisive presidential battle Mere hours after the publication of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, both Twitter and Facebook took unprecedented action to restrict distribution of the post. Facebook, a company spokesman revealed, had immediately begun to “reduce its distribution on o
Fight to Vote: did Trump just ruin the census?
The supreme court rules the census count can be cut short – which is not great news for American democracy Happy Thursday, and welcome back to Fight to Vote. This week we’re 


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