Biden News Live: Latest election polls and updates as John McCain’s widow joins transition team

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US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden set to face Donald Trump in debate
It comes a week after endorsing the Democratic presidential candidate, who is due to come face to face with Donald Trump on the debate stage in Cleveland, Ohio, tonight for the first time.

Overnight, the former vice president called on “American companies” to “start paying their fair share,” following reports that Mr. Trump – a self-proclaimed billionaire – paid as little as $ 750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017.

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Fox and friends Hosts say Biden’s temper is his Achilles heel

How nice of them to be concerned.

Whatever happens tonight, you know they’re going to take Trump a points victory tomorrow anyway.

Joe SommerladSeptember 29, 2020 12:11

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Kamala Harris joins Democrats in warning Trump’s mountain of debt makes him a ‘national security risk’

The fallout from the explosive New York Times the investigation is proceeding rapidly.

The newspaper found that the president paid only $ 750 in income tax in 2016 and 2017 and none at all in 10 of the previous 15 years and that although he paid $ 95 million in tax over 18 years The apprentice, he then got a federal refund of $ 72.9 million and state and resident refunds of $ 21.2 million to recover almost all of it.

The investigation also found that Trump personally owed huge debt – including more than $ 300 million in loans that will mature over the next four years.

Speaking to Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC last night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested his growing financial obligations made him vulnerable to blackmail.

“This president appears to have over $ 400 million in debt. Whose? Different countries? What is their leverage? So for me it’s a matter of national security, ”she said.

“We take an oath to protect and defend. This president is the commander-in-chief. He’s got hundreds of millions of dollars in exposure, to whom? The public has the right to know, ”continued Pelosi.

Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris has also expressed concern …

… And Popular Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard economist.

“Americans should be worried about the president’s debt because it is a risk to the national security of our country,” agreed Donald Sherman, deputy director of the nonprofit government watch group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

“This is information that the president has repeatedly and aggressively tried to keep away from the public. “

While you would expect Trump’s political enemies to do harm with the report, one concern that is less easy for the president and his apologists to ignore is one raised by his own former national security adviser, HR McMaster, which Madeline Roth has more on.

Joe SommerladSeptember 29, 2020 10:14 AM

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Fox dismisses Trump’s ex-doctor to ‘legitimize’ Biden’s drug use claim

Dr Ronny Jackson, the former White House doctor, was transported to Sean Hannity’s show last night to offer his so-called “expert” opinion on whether the president’s challenger is in the process of “Making juice” before public speeches, an entirely unfounded and outrageous claim. by Trump who saw him ask Biden to give him a urine sample.

“I think it is reasonable to ask him if he is taking medication to help him with his vigilance and his memory,” Dr Jackson duly obliged, which should do no harm to his future political ambitions if Trump was to be re-elected.

Fox also appeared to be giving his audience the most loyal advice on how to behave on stage.

Here’s a little more on what’s at stake in Cleveland tonight.

Joe SommerladSeptember 29, 2020 10:20 AM

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Biden ahead in Pennsylvania polls ahead of first debate

The Democratic presidential candidate is ahead of Trump in national and state polls as the two prepare to face off in the first televised debate of the campaign tonight.

The president was nine and 10 points behind his opponent in two Pennsylvania state polls released overnight, one of NOW/ Siena College and the other of Washington Post/ABC.

The former pushes Biden up 49% to 40% while the latter is 54% to 44% ahead of Trump.

The President had hoped for a boost in response to his rush to install Conservative Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court as the successor to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but such a bump has yet to materialize. materialized.

Joe SommerladSeptember 29, 2020 10:17 AM

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Biden calls on ‘American businesses’ to pay taxes in response to Trump

Overnight – and before the first clash of today’s debate scene in Cleveland – the former vice president called on “American business” to “start paying their fair share,” as a result of information released Sunday night that the president – a self-proclaimed billionaire – paid as little as $ 750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017 and none in 10 of the previous 15 years.

Joe SommerladSeptember 29, 2020 9:05 AM

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Cindy McCain becomes second Republican on transition team

Just 35 days before Election Day, Joe Biden’s presidential transition team was joined by Cindy McCain, the widow of Arizona Senator and Vietnam War hero John McCain, making her the second Republican to do it.

McCain joins Bob McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, who headed the Department of Veterans Affairs under Barack Obama.

Biden has reached out widely to Republicans unhappy with President Trump. McCain, whose husband was the 2008 GOP presidential candidate, endorsed Biden last week and urged other conservative women to follow suit, saying, “Biden is hands down the best candidate in the race.”

Joe SommerladSeptember 29, 2020 9:02 AM

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Gino SpocchiaSeptember 29, 2020 8:46 AM

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