The Latest: Meadows says 'we're not going to…

With COVID-19 cases surging in the United States, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is acknowledging that the Trump administration can’t stop the spread and is focusing instead on getting a vaccine

In Georgia, Kamala Harris takes aim at Trump…

For transgender activists, election stokes hopes…

Among transgender-rights activists, there’s a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election

AOC Fires Back at ‘Unhinged’ Trump Name-Dropping…

AOC Fires Back at , ‘Unhinged’ Trump, Name-Dropping Her During Debate . Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a signature Twitter takedown of Donald Trump on Thursday night. . During the debate, Trump referenced the climate policy of Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive colleagues, saying “AOC plus three" ... "know nothing about the climate.”. They know nothing about the climate. I mean she’s got a good line of stuff, but she knows nothing about the climate, and they’re all hopping through hoops for AOC plus three. Not a real plan, Donald Trump, via HuffPost. In response, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to tell him that it’s actually “AOC plus 115.”. ... Because that’s how many House and Senate members have cosponsored the most ambitious climate legislation in American history, AOC, via Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez also reflected on her former job as a waitress, saying she would have never guessed an “unhinged” president would be repeatedly name-dropping her. . She then pointed out Trump’s use of her nickname, AOC, saying he did so to convey “disrespect.” . I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames … Women notice. It conveys a lot, AOC, via Twitter

Minority communities question election-year push…

The Trump administration is drawing criticism for an election-year push to portray itself as a champion of a cleaner environment in disadvantaged communities

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Senate aims to put Barrett closer to a final vote…

Senators are poised to remove a key hurdle to Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation on Sunday

Surging coronavirus endangers Trump plan to…

Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Unc…

Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Uncle’ Behavior. Barack Obama delivered a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump on Wednesday. . He gave his remarks at a drive-in campaign rally for Joe Biden in Philadelphia. While praising Biden for his decency, Obama reminded voters that Trump’s habit of insulting others is not “normal presidential behavior.” . We wouldn’t tolerate it from a high school principal. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a coach. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a co-worker. We wouldn’t tolerate it in our own family, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. He even compared Trump to a “crazy uncle,” calling his behavior “exhausting.” . With Joe and Kamala at the helm, you're not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day ... It just won't be so exhausting, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. Obama also took the opportunity to criticize Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us … He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself, Barack Obama, via ‘The Washington Post’

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge…

More than 6 million votes have already been cast in Texas

Pompeo, Esper to push Trump's anti-China message…

Two of President Donald Trump’s top national security aides will visit India for meetings focused largely on countering China’s growing global influence

Amy Coney Barrett Nomination Is Advanced to Final…

Amy Coney Barrett Nomination , Is Advanced to Final Confirmation Vote. Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 12-0 on Thursday morning. The ten Democratic senators did not vote. Instead, they boycotted by placing in their seats photos of those whose lives have been saved by the Affordable Care Act. Amidst a global pandemic and ongoing election, Republicans are rushing to confirm a Supreme Court Justice to take away health care from millions ... , Senate Democrat Statement, via CNN. ... and execute the extreme and deeply unpopular agenda that they've been unable to get through Congress, Senate Democrat Statement, via CNN. Barrett, 48, is an active conservative whose appointment to the Supreme Court would add to the conservative majority by a count of six to three. In a fast-paced confirmation process, a full and final vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court is now scheduled for Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that her confirmation is all but assured, stating, "we have the votes."

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Pence to keep up travel despite contact with…

The White House says Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite his exposure to a top aide who tested positive for the coronavirus

UN: Nuclear weapons ban treaty to enter into…

The United Nations has confirmed that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons, triggering its entry into force in 90 days

Mitt Romney Did Not Vote for Donald Trump in 2020…

Mitt Romney Did Not Vote for Donald Trump in 2020 Election. On Monday, Senator Mitt Romney revealed to CNN that he did not vote for Donald Trump’s re-election. . I did not vote for President Trump, Mitt Romney, via CNN. He declined to say whether he voted for the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, or wrote in another candidate. . That's something I'm keeping private at this stage. , Mitt Romney, via CNN. Romney’s distaste for the president has not been a secret, dating all the way back to Trump’s 2016 campaign. . At the time, Romney delivered a speech denouncing Trump as a “con man,” “phony” and “fraud.” . Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University … He’s playing the members of the American public for suckers. , Mitt Romney, via 'The New York Times'. More recently, Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump during his impeachment trial in February.

Israeli leader confirms consent to US arms sales…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have confirmed that Israel has given its consent for the United States to sell F35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates following a recent agreement establishing diplomatic relations between the Mideast countries

Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after…

Nigeria’s top police official has ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of peaceful demonstrations over police abuses and then violent unrest that left 69 people dead

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AOC Starts Twitch Account to Play Among Us and…

AOC Starts Twitch Account to Play Among Us and ‘Get Out the Vote’. United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is moving online to inspire gamers to vote. . AOC is a known-gamer, having publicly revealed her passion for League of Legends in November of 2019. . On Monday, she took to Twitter to announce that she had created an account on Twitch, one of the top streaming sites in the world. I haven’t streamed yet! Spent tonight setting up accounts, mods, streaming & run throughs. , Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, via Twitter. As of now, AOC has 192,000 followers on Twitch and is planning on going live on October 20. . She will likely play Among Us, as she openly asked her followers if “anyone wants to play” it. . Anyone want to play Among Us with me on Twitch to get out the vote? (I’ve never played but it looks like a lot of fun), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, via Twitter. She also asked “who would you want to watch in a game together,” prompting multiple popular streamers to respond. Among Us is an online social-deduction game that’s recently soared to popularity and become one of the most played games on Twitch.

US legislators complain to Trump on Mexico energy…

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has hotly rejected complaints by a group of U.S. lawmakers about government policy favoring state companies in the energy market

Georgia made more competitive by 1 million new…