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Biden Iowa trip shows Democrat confidence as Trump plays defense

Posted yesterday in National

When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his presidential campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in the caucuses by a former Indiana mayor nearly 40 years his junior.

 

 

Falwell sues Liberty University, saying school damaged his reputation

Posted yesterday in National

Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation in a series of public statements that followed his resignation as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals.

 

 

Pope ends public audiences, eyes Christmas as virus surges

Posted yesterday in National

Pope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican, officials said Thursday.

 

 

Zeta barrels across Southeast after battering weary coast

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.5 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least three deaths.

 

 

Pandemic politics: Biden shuns 'false promises' of fast fix

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

Focused firmly on COVID-19, Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign in the election homestretch "on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch." President Donald Trump, under attack for his handling of the worst health crisis in more than a century, breezily pledged on his final-week swing to "vanquish the virus."

 

 

Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life under Biden

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

The suburbs wouldn't be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist. Even America's older adults would be left to figure out how to get by without heat, air conditioning or electricity.

 

 

Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

The fatal shooting of another Black man on America's streets by police -- with subsequent unrest -- has brought the fraught issues of policing and racism in the nation back to the fore of the presidential election in its closing days.

 

 

Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

This coming weekend, CNN's Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000's disputed election so spectacularly wrong.

 

 

What are the treatment options for COVID-19?

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

 

 

Tupperware profits soar as pandemic shut-ins store leftovers

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales.

 

 

Anxiety 2020: Voters worry about safety at the polls

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

Gary Kauffman says he does not scare easily. So when men waving President Donald Trump flags drive by his house in downtown Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he stands on his front steps and waves a banner for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

 

 

Biden vows to unify and save country; Trump hits Midwest

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

Joe Biden traveled Tuesday to the hot springs town where Franklin Delano Roosevelt coped with polio to declare the U.S. is not too politically diseased to overcome its health and economic crises, pledging to be the unifying force who can "restore our soul and save this country."

 

 

Hurricane Zeta speeds toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana with landfall expected Wednesday afternoon just south of New Orleans, where a pump system failure has raised the city's risk of floods.

 

 

'We need you': GOP hunts for new voters in Trump territory

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

President Donald Trump's campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe of millions of supporters who did not vote for him in 2016 but will do so this time.

 

 

1,000-plus faith leaders call for 'free and fair election'

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

More than 1,000 clergy members, religious scholars and other faith-based advocates have signed onto a unique statement that supports a comprehensive path to "a free and fair election" and urges leaders to heed the verdict of "legitimate election results" regardless of who wins in November.

 

 

Philadelphia victim's family sought ambulance, not police

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

The family of a Black man killed by Philadelphia police officers in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said.

 

 

Do I need to wear a mask if I'm 6 feet away from others?

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

 

 

Liz Weston: How losing Obamacare could cost you

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

If the Supreme Court throws out the Affordable Care Act, your finances and your future could pay the price.

 

 

Collins votes against Barrett, heads home to save Senate job

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

When Republican Sen. Susan Collins had to vote on a Supreme Court justice in 2018, she deliberated under the spotlight for weeks, building suspense that ended with a dramatic floor speech. When she announced her support for President Donald Trump's nominee, she triggered an onslaught of Democratic anger.

 

 

Judge: US can't replace Trump in accuser's defamation suit

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

President Donald Trump's request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit, which alleges he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s, was denied Tuesday by a federal judge.

 

 

As virus resurges, so does fear of more economic pain ahead

Posted 10/28/2020 in National

With winter looming and confirmed viral cases rising, Bob Szuter's craft brewery and restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, could use another government lifeline to help survive until spring. So could many restaurants and bars that buy his beer. Szuter knows of nearly 20 in the region that have folded, with many others "limping along."

 

 

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