Trump exploring new attacks as Biden finally takes reporters’ questions

The “Sleepy Joe” thing isn’t working. So the Trump team is struggling to figure out how to rebrand Biden.
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Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (Oct. 27)
Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
Trump Says 'We're Learning to Live' With COVID, As U.S. Close to Breaking Record for New Cases
America recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus deaths on Thursday as the number of active hospitalizations reached their highest point in nearly two months—around 41,000.
Donald Trump's Debate Performance Fails to Shift the Odds as Joe Biden Remains Overwhelming Favorite
Oddschecker, which compares dozens of bookmakers, said there was "very little shift at all" in the market overnight on Thursday.
Election live updates: Biden to focus on the coronavirus; Trump seeking to shore up support in Florida
Biden will deliver remarks from his home state of Delaware on his plans for combatting the pandemic. Trump is traveling to his adopted home state, where he plans a pair of rallies.
Colbert’s message to debate viewers who wanted even less Trump: ‘The ultimate mute button is in your hands’
The "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" host said the highlight of the night was that he would “never have to watch Donald Trump debate ever again.”
Five games with College Football Playoff impact in Week 8
The Big Ten returns and a showdown in the Big 12 headline Week 8 games with the biggest College Football Playoff impact.
Democrats Rebuke Biden Over Plans to 'Transition' Away From Oil
Two congresswomen said they would "stand up" for the oil industry as they stressed its importance to the U.S. economy.
What if Only White Men Voted?
We’d have elected a white supremacist and an accused child abuser to the Senate, and we’d have four more years of Donald Trump. The gender gap, explained.
Couple at NYC eatery served $2,000 Bordeaux in error after ordering cheap wine
A young couple dining at the Big Apple’s iconic Balthazar couldn’t bottle up their emotions after ordering an $18 Pinot Noir – but being served a $2,000 Mouton Rothschild instead by accident, according to a report. Waiters poured the two wines into identical decanters but the pricey one was mistakenly taken to the couple’s table,...
Adam Gase was once called an ‘offensive mastermind.’ Now his offense can’t score.
Gase’s record as an NFL head coach is now 30-40, with 31 of those 40 losses by 10 points or more, the most double-digit losses of any head coach since 2016.
Refusing to wear a mask in Ethiopia could cost you two years in jail
Ethiopia can jail people for up to two years if they deliberately violate restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, the attorney general's office said, amid concern that citizens are becoming lax after a state of emergency was lifted.
'The common denominator is stupidity': Mookie Betts, the Babe and a Pissah-ed off city
The 2020 MLB postseason has showcased two things: Mookie Betts is a generational star and Red Sox fans will never forgive his trade to the Dodgers.
Why Americans are perfectly willing to undermine the integrity and independence of the Supreme Court
That willingness enabled Senate Republicans to rush Barrett’s confirmation — and supports Democrats who want to pack the Supreme Court.
News Analysis: Trump cools his bluster in debate but doesn't transform a race he's losing
President Trump was more restrained than in his first debate with Joe Biden, but all the Democrat had to do was not mess up.
Op-Ed: Why every person, regardless of citizenship, counts in apportioning House seats
The Constitution forbids Trump from excluding undocumented immigrants in determining representation in the House.
America's School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Sight
Budget cuts + rising pandemic costs + zero federal relief = a school funding crisis.
5G is the least compelling thing about the iPhone 12
The promise of faster downloads isn’t a good reason to buy the new iPhone. But if you haven’t upgraded in years, the camera might be.
Goofy to Ghastly: Gargoyles Around the World
From Darth Vader on the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., to stone dragons in China's Forbidden City, behold some of the most unexpected and unique grotesques and gargoyles from around the world.
The Justice Department Should Pursue a Breakup of Google's Monopoly | Opinion
The Justice Department should vigorously pursue what the House report on monopolization in Big Tech recommended: structural breakups.
Column One: What this West African village's Ebola fight can teach the U.S. about COVID-19
A reporter who covered an Ebola outbreak in West Africa discovers troubling parallels in the U.S. over the coronavirus, including conspiracy theories and denial.
Help! I Can’t Stand How I Look on Zoom.
Now that I see myself on video, I can see the bags underneath my eyes and how I come off as an irreverent know-it-all.
What to watch with your kids: ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘Roald Dahl’s The Witches’ and more
Here’s what parents need to know.
This journalist was her paper’s only full-time reporter — until they fired her. Her small town wonders: Now what?
Ashley Spinks was the one-woman newsroom for Virginia’s weekly Floyd Press. Now she’s a cautionary tale about the dire state of local media.
De-stress With an Election-Anxiety Playlist
For political junkies, elections are always nerve-racking. But this year, suspense over the November verdict has been worsened by a pandemic, a demagogue, and a decent possibility that Election Night will extend into a slog of ballot counting, lawsuits, and insurrection threats. At least music can reflect—and momentarily soothe—the stress. Here’s a playlist that rummages through pop history to approximate what the next couple of weeks might feel like. Over the course of 12 songs, you can practice moving from panic to impatience to excitement to more impatience to (please, please, please) serenity. (Listen to the playlist here.)1. Shamir, “Paranoia”Shamir by ShamirTo start, let’s slurp down some medication and scream in agony. Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown” or Green Day’s “Brain Stew” could have gone here instead, but there’s something very now about the young singer Shamir’s version of the punk-rock freak-out. There’s also something oddly comforting about the playful oh-well quaver of his voice.2. Madonna, “Hung Up”Time goes by … so slowly. But Madonna knows there can be a dark thrill in watching the clock while amped on anger and dread. Pause your podcasts and dance to the spooky mash-up of ABBA and wristwatches.3. Nu Shooz, “I Can’t Wait”Like most songs about waiting and impatience, this 1980s R&B oddity is about romantic tension, not the possibility of court packing. All the same, the arrangement suits this season of fidgeting. Just think of the song’s “baby” as the electorate, whom we’re all begging, “Tell me what is on your mind!”4. Clint Black, “Killin’ Time”Dull dread sets in. No matter how much Emily in Paris you binge, it won’t subside. Nothing like a country baritone to remind you that whiskey can delete hours from the day.5. A Tribe Called Quest, “Melatonin” Released days after the 2016 election, Tribe’s excellent final album, We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service, bottled our era’s world-weariness as well as any artwork has. “Population getting tired now,” Q-Tip says in a sad, dexterous flow on “Melatonin.” He’s not talking about the kind of exhaustion that easily gives way to rest.6. Stevie Wonder, “Superstition”They say that the number of presidential masks sold for the Halloween before an election indicates the ultimate winner. They also say that you can’t trust the polls. It’s only logical to groove with Stevie—while keeping your fingers crossed—in the campaign’s final days.7. LCD Soundsystem, “Us V Them”“The time has come, the time has come, the time has come today!” So bellows James Murphy as his disco band twitches toward a climactic conflict. Do us and them refer to red versus blue states, or voters versus the irritating pundits on TV?8. Radiohead, “How to Disappear Completely”If conditions in Florida start evoking Bush v. Gore or Pennsylvania gets stuck looking purple, the ensuing suspense will become dangerous to personal health and national peace. Thank goodness for Thom Yorke’s gorgeous guide to psychological dissociation.9. Nina Simone, “New World Coming”An epiphany: Whatever happens, the reality of the past four years will be replaced by some new paradigm. Nina Simone’s take on a Mama Cass classic greets a potential apocalypse with visions of renewal.10. Lenny Kravitz, “It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s Over”Lenny Kravitz’s dance-floor lullaby will be of use whether the election results are decisive or not, and whether your guy wins or not. The greater struggle over the American soul will continue. Best to soldier on with love and leather pants.11. The 1975, “Love It If We Made It”Party or protest with the grab-bag political anthem of our era, whose hopefulness is appropriately hedged. “Modernity has failed us,” Matthew Healy yelps while new-wave confetti cannons spray, “and I’d love it if we made it.”12. Mariah Carey, “GTFO”One way or another, resolution will eventually arrive. Ideally, Americans will make like Mariah and stay calm, even if they utter an obscenity as they wave the losing candidate buh-bai.
Socialism is no longer just a specter
A government-run financial system is the essence of socialism.
Colorado Fire Map, Update as East Troublesome Blaze Grows by 150,000 Acres in a Day
There are five other large active fires in Colorado, which have collectively burned 232,358 acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
Earnings Reports Show Americans Spending Again: Live Updates
ShowBiz Minute: Jackson, Hart, Pride
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Daniel Jones' Trip Left NFL Announcers in Hysterics
The Giants quarterback broke free for an 80-yard run against the Philadelphia Eagles only to run out of gas eight yards away from the end zone.
Another senior official breaks strict Covid-19 lockdown rule
Puppy gets jack-o’-lantern stuck on its head
This pooch is “pumped” for Halloween. Luke, a 4-month-old Australian shepherd, got his head stuck inside a carved pumpkin after chewing through the decorative lights inside. Watch as the dopey dog stumbles blindly around the kitchen in Ontario, Canada.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
Did Biden get $3.5 million from Russia? No.
Chicago announced a business curfew and banned large social gatherings as Covid-19 cases rise
Businesses in Chicago will now have to shut down by 10 p.m., following a new order that aims to curb the latest surge of Covid-19.
'Borat 2' Star Johnny the Monkey Has a Hilarious Fake Website
"Borat 2" features Johnny the Monkey, a fake Kazakhstan celebrity who has a real website and social media presence.
Pete Buttigieg Says Trump's Chinese Bank Account Bothers Americans More than Hunter Biden Saga
Pete Buttigieg appeared on Fox News yet again to defend the Bidens and divert the conversation back to Trump.
Second Trump vs Biden Debate Left People More Optimistic, Less Annoyed: Polls
Most people described the tone of the first debate as negative in a previous poll, though less felt that way when asked about the second clash.
Chase Claypool, who is 'exactly what was needed here,' adds to Steelers' proud pedigree at wide receiver
At 6-4 and 227 pounds, Chase Claypool is hard to miss. With a team-high six touchdowns, the rookie is making a big impression on the Steelers.
Trump Claims Wind Power "Kills All Birds," But This Chart Shows That's Not True
The president made the remark during the final presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden.
Video shows huge fire spreading through northern Colorado
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Union leaders have Biden’s back on fracking. But in Pennsylvania, their members aren’t so sure.
Biden’s occasionally muddled message on fracking, combined with Trump’s relentless attacks, has created suspicion of the former vice president.
Champion Khabib returns to cage, faces Gaethje at UFC 254
Although Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn't been inside the UFC octagon in 13 months, the life and mind of the unbeaten lightweight champion have been fully occupied.
Three months out, the NFL still facing COVID-19 questions and uncertainty around Super Bowl
The NFL plans to hold Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 in Tampa, just as it has for some time. But what happens if COVID-19 forces more schedule changes?
Carbon monoxide poisoning or Covid-19? Here's how you can tell
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Thomas accounts for 5 TDs, App State beats Arkansas State
Zac Thomas tied a career high with four passing touchdowns and he added a 60-yard rushing score to lead Appalachian State past Arkansas State 45-17 on Thursday night.
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