Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won’t rule out studying the addition of members to the Supreme Court as part of a commission he plans to name to look at court reforms if he’s elected
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.
U.S. officials say Iran is behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump
Michael Steele, Ex-RNC Chair, , Officially Endorses Joe Biden. Steele led the Republican National Committee (RNC) during the beginning of Biden's vice presidency. In August, he joined a Republican group that opposes Trump's re-election, the Lincoln Project. Steele officially endorsed Biden for president on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' on Tuesday. Although Vice President Biden and I disagree on some policy points, I believe he will earnestly pursue options that work towards healing the divide exacerbated by Trump and his administration, Michael Steele, via Lincoln Project statement. My support for Biden is because we share an everlasting loyalty to what is ultimately best for our nation, Michael Steele, via Lincoln Project statement. Our entire culture and politics are consumed by one person, and the country can’t get anything done that way, Michael Steele, via 'The Hill'. This is not about just getting your tax cut and sitting back fat and lazy, Michael Steele, via 'The Hill'. Another former RNC chairman, former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot, also backed Biden last month
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have starkly different visions for the international role of the United States — and the presidency
The United Arab Emirates is planning to send as many as 18 former Guantanamo Bay detainees to Yemen, after holding them in custody for as many as five years
Trump and Biden to Be Muted , for Parts of Next Debate. The first debate between Biden and Trump turned chaotic when the two men — most notably, the president — kept interrupting their opponent. . In response to the spectacle, , the Commission on Presidential Debates announced a change for the second and final presidential debate taking place on Thursday night. Under the agreed upon debate rules, each candidate is to have two minutes of uninterrupted time to make remarks at the beginning of each 15 minute segment of the debate, Commission on Presidential Debates, via statement. The Commission is announcing today that in order to enforce this agreed upon rule, the only candidate whose microphone will be open during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor under the rules, Commission on Presidential Debates, via statement. For the balance of each segment, which by design is intended to be dedicated to open discussion, both candidates' microphones will be open, Commission on Presidential Debates, via statement. Though Trump is "committed to debating Joe Biden," he isn't a fan of the new format. I'll participate. I just think it's very unfair, Donald Trump, via statement. An anonymous source told CNN that the decision to mute the microphones was unanimous. This is not a change to rules but rather a move to promote adherence to rules that have been agreed to by both campaigns, Anonymous source, to CNN
Key Takeaways , From the Trump and Biden Town Hall Meetings. President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden held dueling televised Town Hall Meetings on Thursday night. The meetings aired simultaneously on separate networks. During Trump's Town Hall on NBC, he refused to denounce pro-Trump online community QAnon. The far-right movement pushes a conspiracy theory that the Democratic Party is comprised of pedophiles who are also a satanic cult. During Biden's Town Hall, the former vice president said he would support making both masks and a coronavirus vaccine mandatory. He said that he would take the vaccine himself by the end of 2020 "if the body of scientists say that this is what is ready to be done and it’s been tested.". During Trump's Town Hall, he skirted questions about whether he tested negative for the coronavirus on the day of the debate with Biden. I probably did, and I took a test the day before and the day before ... Possibly I did. Possibly I didn’t, President Trump, via 'The New York Times'. When asked about expanding the Supreme Court, Biden stated that he would make his position clear before the election. [The American people] have a right to know where I stand, and they’ll have a right to know where I stand before they vote, Joe Biden, Democratic Presidential Candidate, via 'The New York Times'. Trump stated that he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power if the upcoming Nov. 3 election was an "honest election.". The candidates have a second debate scheduled for next week on Thursday
Biden Campaign Raises Record-Breaking $383 Million in September . On Wednesday, Joe Biden announced that his campaign and its affiliated committees had raised a total of $383 million in September. He officially broke the record he had just set only a month prior. In August, Biden raised $365 million, which was $154 million more than Donald Trump’s fundraising total. . According to Biden’s campaign manager, they are going into the final 34 days of the presidential race with $432 million in the bank. . Biden’s enormous September fundraising haul is thanks to more than $203 million from online donors. . The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18 spurred over $100 million in donations through ActBlue. The first presidential debate, which occurred on September 29, also spurred the campaign’s biggest single-hour fundraising total: $3.8 million. That night, between 9 P.M. and 12 A.M., the Biden campaign raised a total of $10 million. . The following day, the campaign had its single best day to date with more than $21 million raised. . Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee have yet to release their September numbers.