Moderator Kristen Welker, with the help of an offstage mute button, helped give Americans a substantive head-to-head debate over leadership that had been missing during the presidential campaign
A California appeals court has upheld an order requiring Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, less than two weeks before voters will be asked to exempt the ride-hailing giants from the state’s gig economy law
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’
Members of an Idaho health department board have voted to repeal a local mask mandate despite hearing a hospital was overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients
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."
A federal judge is urging the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds of parents who are still separated from their children three years after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border
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.
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.
A Los Angeles judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the documentary “Leaving Neverland.”