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How Trump blew up his chances on the wrong targets

  • In 2016, Trump's campaign was shambolic and punctuated by self-inflicted disasters, but his message against Hillary Clinton, like his message against the Republican establishment in the primaries, had a simplicity and consistency: she supported bad trade deals; she supported stupid wars; she sold the country out to special interests and foreign governments; vote for her and you get more closed factories, more soldiers dead or crippled, more illegal immigration, more power to Wall Street and Washington, DC.
  • As politics, meanwhile, even more than the mixed messaging on Biden and the missed opportunities on relief spending, the retreat to corona-minimising is a case study in how the Trump of 2020 has ceded his biggest general election advantage from 2016 – his relative distance from the ideological rigidities of the anti-government right – and locked himself into a small box with flatterers and cranks.

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Health Agency Halts Coronavirus Ad Campaign, Leaving Santa Claus in the Cold

  • A federal health agency halted a public-service coronavirus advertising campaign funded by $250 million in taxpayer money after it offered a special vaccine deal to an unusual set of essential workers: Santa Claus performers.
  • As part of the plan, a top Trump administration official wanted the Santa performers to promote the benefits of a Covid-19 vaccination and, in exchange, offered them early vaccine access ahead of the general public, according to audio recordings.
  • Those who perform as Mrs. Claus and elves also would have...

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Biden's 'seize the center' campaign strategy may just deliver him the White House - Business Insider

  • But with the Democratic nominee and former Vice President averaging a 10-point lead in the national polls less than two weeks out from Election Day, the odds are increasing that his campaign's efforts to peel off center-right voters was a shrewd strategy.
  • Polls show that Republican voters remain committed to Trump's reelection, and it would be naive to expect that either candidate would be able to convert their opponent's die-hard supporters.
  • A recent poll from my group, the Survey Center on American Life, shows that only 55% of Republican-leaning independents are currently supporting Trump, while Biden has consolidated support among 80% of Democratic-leaning independents.
  • Given Trump's dismal ratings among Democratic voters and the enthusiasm for removing him, the left-wing of the party was counting on a strategy of activating liberal-leaning nonvoters, and irregular voters with far-reaching progressive policies.

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Biden's 'seize the center' campaign strategy may just deliver him the White House - Business Insider

  • But with the Democratic nominee and former Vice President averaging a 10-point lead in the national polls less than two weeks out from Election Day, the odds are increasing that his campaign's efforts to peel off center-right voters was a shrewd strategy.
  • Polls show that Republican voters remain committed to Trump's reelection, and it would be naive to expect that either candidate would be able to convert their opponent's die-hard supporters.
  • A recent poll from my group, the Survey Center on American Life, shows that only 55% of Republican-leaning independents are currently supporting Trump, while Biden has consolidated support among 80% of Democratic-leaning independents.
  • Given Trump's dismal ratings among Democratic voters and the enthusiasm for removing him, the left-wing of the party was counting on a strategy of activating liberal-leaning nonvoters, and irregular voters with far-reaching progressive policies.

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Conservatives push to discredit Facebook, Twitter and Google just days before the election

  • What began as complaints about anti-conservative censorship by social media companies has now evolved into outright allegations of election interference, as high-ranking Republicans have accused online platforms of helping Democrats by way of their content moderation decisions.
  • On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee is set to grill the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter amid right-wing cries of partisanship and threats to change a critical law, known as Section 230, that protects the companies' ability to moderate content as they see fit.
  • Sen. Josh Hawley, one of the tech industry's most vocal antagonists, sent letters to Facebook and Twitter this month characterizing some of the companies' content moderation decisions as an illegal campaign contribution benefiting former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Health Agency Scraps Coronavirus Ad Campaign, Leaving Santa Claus in the Cold

  • A federal health agency halted a public-service coronavirus advertising campaign funded by $250 million in taxpayer money after it offered a special vaccine deal to an unusual set of essential workers: Santa Claus performers.
  • As part of the plan, a top Trump administration official wanted the Santa performers to promote the benefits of a Covid-19 vaccination and, in exchange, offered them early vaccine access ahead of the general public, according to audio recordings.
  • Mr. Caputo contacted Mr. Erwin after he had testified at an HHS advisory meeting in late August urging early vaccinations for performers portraying Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves.
  • Mr. Caputo, who had been installed in his job by the White House, said in August that the public health effort would be an edgy media campaign featuring prominent Americans including Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

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US election a win-win for equities

  • There remains capacity for it to continue to creep even higher as the potential for a pre-election fiscal deal reduces and political uncertainty increases.
  • This could well see the market soften into the final few days of the campaign period, in turn providing investment opportunities for those who are prepared to look through near term risks.
  • If there is a Biden clean sweep and Democrats win the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House, fiscal policy will be highly expansionary but more targeted towards sectors that benefit from infrastructure and clean energy spending.
  • We believe sectors or high quality companies whose earnings have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic such as Sydney Airport, Ramsay Health Care, The Star Entertainment Group and Scentre Group will be top performers as the world normalises and returns to growth.

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Nigeria feels the wrath of youth and celebrity

  • Lagos | Nigerian celebrities and social media stars who helped trigger global condemnation of their country's police force have turned their ire on the embattled government and president.
  • Nigeria has been rocked by street protests against a brutal police unit accused of torture and extra judicial killings.
  • A key reason for this social media firestorm is the influence and global following of Nigerian music stars.
  • The protesters at Lekki belonged to the EndSars protest movement, which was started in 2017 as an online campaign and calls for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) - a police unit accused of rampant brutality and extortion.
  • Within minutes, her stream was amplified by Lagos's most influential musicians including Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido, who have a combined social media following of more than 55 million.

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Fire, star power deployed to clean up Biden's oil spill

  • The US presidential race at the weekend gravitated to Florida, and the arrival of former president Barack Obama on the campaign trail provided Democratic candidate Joe Biden with welcome ballast just as President Trump hit more disciplined messaging at the final debate in Nashville on Thursday (Friday AEDT).
  • The President had spent Friday (Saturday AEDT) campaigning in the state, speaking at America’s largest retirement community, The Villages, in Central Florida and in Pensacola in the state’s north-west.
  • President Trump can cede a state like Michigan – where Biden’s 8-point polling lead appears immovable – and still eke out a narrow electoral college victory, but only by holding both Florida and Pennsylvania.
  • Biden was in Pennsylvania at the weekend for two campaign appearances, one with Jon Bon Jovi, while President Trump addressed crowds in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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Tense days ahead as Trump blitz narrows gaps in battleground states

  • Washington | Donald Trump is riding a bump in support across battleground states as he accelerates a campaign blitz reminiscent of 2016, when he shattered experts' conviction that he could not close the gap to his Democratic rival in time.
  • In a campaign blitzkrieg that mirrors his winning strategy from four years ago, Mr Trump did three rallies alone on Saturday (Sunday AEDT).
  • While most pundits and flash viewer polls awarded Mr Biden victory in last week's final debate, Mr Trump is sticking to his 2016 strategy of scheduling as many rallies as is physically possible to reach voters directly.
  • In a campaign surge that mirrors his winning 2016 strategy, the US President is planning to hold between three and four rallies a day until election day.

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