The most important line in Barack Obama's takedown of Donald Trump
- Amid the rhetoric, one specific set of lines jumped out at me as channeling what so many people -- including Republicans who voted for Trump in 2016 -- feel right now.
- Deciding to fire Trump and hire Biden isn't about any specific policy or even any specific mistake that the incumbent has made.
- And to the point about how this feeling of exhaustion is not purely a partisan thing, 75% of self-identified of Republicans and Republican-leaners said they felt "worn out" by all of the news while 59% of Democrats and Democratic-leaners said the same.
- While Obama articulated it more clearly than Biden has, it's worth noting that this idea of people being tired of, well, all of it, has been present in the former vice president's campaign since the start.
How to watch tonight's presidential debate
- Washington (CNN) - Less than two weeks from Election Day, Joe Biden and Donald Trump are scheduled to appear onstage for the final general election presidential debate of 2020.
- The presidential debate scheduled for last week was canceled after Trump objected to the virtual format announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
- Here's everything you need to know about the final debate, which is taking place in-person in Nashville, Tennessee.
- The topics are: "Fighting COVID-19," "American Families," "Race in America," "Climate Change," "National Security" and "Leadership." They were chosen by the debate moderator, NBC's Kristen Welker, and announced last week by the debate commission.
- The commission recently announced that Biden and Trump would have their microphones muted during portions of the debate.
- The Commission on Presidential Debates is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization and has sponsored all general election presidential and vice presidential debates since 1987.
Election advice from the voter hotline expert
- Marcia Johnson-Blanco, co-director of the Lawyers' Committee's Voting Rights Project, explained the many thousands of calls they're getting from voters every day, what they're hearing when they talk to election officials and how the pandemic election is working so far.
- But if someone is concerned about whether their ballot has been received or wants to make sure that they don't fall into that category where their ballot is rejected -- this is where we, by providing information to them about what the process is in their community to cure ballots, getting them the information for the the relevant election official to contact, and so we are trying to encourage the voter to reach out, to be as proactive as possible and not to wait to see if they get a notice or not.
Dow Flat As Trump Warns About A Biden Stock Market Crash - Again
- The Dow Jones traded flat on Wednesday as uncertainty over stimulus continues.
- Adding to the cautious mood, President Donald Trump’s efforts to scare investors about a stock market crash if Joe Biden is elected contributed to a choppy day of trade in the U.S. stock market.
- All three of the major U.S. stock market indices traded near flat mid-week, as the Dow Jones dipped slightly into the red, and the Nasdaq and S&P 500 managed to squeak out a small 0.2% gain.
- Though investors appear extremely sanguine about the prospect of hikes under a Democrat administration, this is definitely not the first time Trump has warned bulls of a stock market crash if Biden is elected President.
- Watch the video for CNBC’s take on which candidate is actually better for the U.S. stock market.
Fasting 3 days each quarter
- Sleep, water, toilet breaks, shelter, food, showers, coffee, a 4G connection — their absence is noticed, quickly.
- My style of fasting is water fasting (no-calories) for at least 3-days, with my record being 5-days.
- I prefer this style as you burn lots of fat, it is challenging, but it isn't torture.
- Day 2, I continue this, with dinner of Day 2 being my final meal as this allows me to sleep through the first part of the fast and it means you can have a big dinner to break your fast.
- By Day 5 I am usually 1-2kg lighter (mostly water weight), feeling normal but would really like a burger.
- After a couple of days, my weight bounces back up from a combination of water and food being in my system.
CFMEU shuts down another site in push for huge pay rise
- Probuild has had a major Sydney CBD project disrupted over blocked toilets while Watpac has been hit with a fourth-day of shutdowns as the construction union ramps up pressure on the builders to sign up to huge pay rises and permanent 9-day fortnights.
- One source said the union's amenity concerns included a lack of screens for workers' showers that forced the builder to seek carpenters to erect new ones.
- The agreement includes 5 per cent a year pay rises and a new rostered-days-off calendar that would effectively shut down sites every second Monday by requiring workers to take their RDOs on specific dates.
- However, the union argues the 5 per cent a year pay rises are necessary to reward construction workers for working during the pandemic and the fixed RDO calendar will ensure they take their days off as builders' schedules get ever tighter.
Trump should make core issues great again, says Lynton Crosby
- Mr Trump “must attempt to regain a lead on managing the economy and job creation, linking these as much as possible to his COVID response", CT Group argues in a copy of research slides presented to business clients and made available to The Australian Financial Review.
- The warning – based on a survey of 6500 voters across seven key states taken over the period covering the first presidential debate and Mr Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis – comes ahead of Thursday’s (Friday AEDT) final and, possibly, decisive debate against Joe Biden.
- Instead, the group's findings show swing voters and those who voted for Mr Trump four years ago and now planning to vote for someone else are much more motivated by their view of how the President handled the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare and the economy.
- Catherine Douglas, CT Group's managing director, said the disparity wasn't necessarily a problem for the Biden campaign since they are being driven by voters who are opposed to Trump's platform.
Gillmor Gang: Something Goes Right
- Free love, social media, mind-altering drugs — all ideas that seemed good at the time.
- But what really stands out is the attempt by one of the two major music streaming services to create a composite product reconstituting a post digital radio business.
- If Apple Music were nudged to support the idea, it would resuscitate a major platform of the tech crowd with a mashup of DJ and playlist content.
- This in turn would create new leaderboards or charts in old record biz terms that would jumpstart new and catalog music in media.
- We’re seeing this act out in real time with the election, where early voting and election day registration have produced record turnout for both the safety of mail and absentee voting (mostly Democrats) and more traditional party switching (mostly Republicans or former Democrats more engaged by Trump.) This “new normal” in politics may not bear immediate fruit, but it’s at a minimum a harbinger of things to come.
Trump lashes out wildly as he seeks an election comeback
- On a day of vitriol and stunts, the President's base-stoking narrative of anger and personal persecution targeted Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes," the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Supreme Court and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
- Trump's attacks on Fauci underscore his most intractable problem in his effort to finally settle on an attack that negatively defines Biden and could broaden the President's appeal wider than the fervent support of his most faithful voters.
- Another riotous day at the White House unfolded with Trump, who is desperate not to be the first President since George H.W. Bush ousted after a single term, trailing Biden in enough swing states to cost him the election.
Bob Iger goes from managing Mickey to directing a milk replacement startup as new Perfect Day boardmember
- Bob Iger, the chairman and former chief executive at Walt Disney is trading his mouse ears for milk substitutes as the new director of massively funded dairy replacement startup Perfect Day. Milk substitutes are a $1 trillion category and Perfect Day is angling to be the leader in the market.
- Iger’s ascension to a director position at the company just affirms that Perfect Day is a big business in the big business of making milk replacements.
- Unlike almond milk or soy milk companies, Perfect Day is angling to be a direct replacement for bovine dairy using a protein cultivated from mushrooms.
- The move comes as Perfect Day ramps up its development of consumer products on its own and through investments in startups like the Urgent Company.
- For Iger, the Perfect Day board represents the first new board seat the longtime entertainment powerbroker has taken since he left Apple.