President Trump again pressed his case during Thursday night's debate that Joe and Hunter Biden acted unethically in regard to Hunter's business dealings. At one point, he referred to the elder Biden as "the big man" and suggested that he has orchestrated global deals that were enriching him personally. "I...
Motherhood is what makes Natalie Portman's latest project, "Natalie Portman's Fables," so close to her heart. Portman tweaked three classic children's stories — "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Three Little Pigs" and "Country Mouse and City Mouse" — to make them more gender-inclusive. (Oct. 22)
After much ado about mutable microphones and plexiglass shields, President Donald Trump will face opponent Joe Biden on Thursday. CNN reports Trump needs to not just perform well at the presidential debate, he'll need to pull a rabbit out of the hat to swing the race his way. The president trails Biden in both national polls and key swing states that will determine whether he has a path to victory in the Electoral College. Both candidates need to improve their standing with certain groups, though. Biden needs more Hispanic voters, and Trump is struggling to get White suburban women. Biden has been laying low recently, preparing for the event. Trump, meanwhile has been barnstorming across the country in full gripe-and-moan mode. The president spends his rallies insulting scientists and refusing any responsibility for the pandemic, which has created a huge drag on his poll numbers.
Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She Used to Vote Republican . Lawrence recently appeared on Heather McMahan’s podcast, 'Absolutely Not.'. She admitted to McMahan that because she “grew up Republican,” she voted for John McCain over Barack Obama in the 2008 election. . I grew up Republican. My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican, Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. It wasn’t until she grew up that she realized the party’s views on social issues “weren’t in line” with her own. . However, Lawrence still expressed an appreciation for growing up in a Republican household. . I was fortunate to grow up in a Republican house where I can see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies, Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. Everything changed for Lawrence in 2016 when Donald Trump got elected president. This is an impeached president who’s broken many laws and refused to condemn white supremacy and it feels there’s been a line drawn in the sand. , Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. I don’t think it’s right... It just changes things for me, Jennifer Lawrence, via ‘The Guardian’. Lawrence has since publicly endorsed Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Former Governor John Hickenlooper will face first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado 2020 US Senate's race. Hickenlooper has a long track record in Colorado. He is the former two-term mayor of Denver. He is also the former governor, serving from 2011 to 2019. Since 2014, Colorado has become a reliably Democrat at the federal and state levels.
The second and final debate between President Trump and Joe Biden is underway, this time with one big rule change : A candidate's mic can be muted to ensure his rival can speak. In the first half hour, however, the tone has been civil relative to the first debate. First subject:...
Last Week's First-Time Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since March. According to NBC News, about 787,000 people filed for first-time unemployment last week. That number is smaller than the 875,000 analysts had predicted and the lowest weekly count since March. According to the Department of Labor, continuing claims fell from 9.397 million to 8.373 million. However, the lower numbers may be partly due to unemployed workers moving to other assistance programs once they lose their eligibility. The labor market is far from being out of the woods, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. At least a portion of the drop in regular continuing claims is due to claimants exhausting benefits and then shifting to Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. With falling temperatures and the holidays a few weeks away, there is no obvious relief on the horizon, AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, via NBC News. Stimulus talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are ongoing. I’m optimistic that there will be a bill. It’s a question of, is it in time to pay the November rent, which is my goal, or is it going to be shortly thereafter and retroactive?, Nancy Pelosi, to MSNC
Chelsea Handler opens up about therapy, filming a comedy special in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and the lifelong impact of her brother’s death in her new standup, “Evolution.” (Oct. 22)
Three cities labeled " anarchist " by President Trump are fighting back with an un-anarchist weapon: a lawsuit. New York, Seattle and Portland announced the suit Thursday, WABC reports. The Seattle filing names the president, Attorney General Bill Barr, and other administration officials. If it stands, the designation could cost the cities...
Two US agencies are warning that Russian hackers are hitting dozens of state and local government networks, stealing data from at least two of them. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued the alert Thursday, Politico reports. The hackers recently have attacked a...
A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck. (Oct. 22)
Quibi, the $2-billion streaming service, has died. The company was founded by Disney (DIS) and DreamWorks alumnus Jeffrey Katzenberg and former Hewlett Packard and eBay CEO Meg Whitman. The business model was centered around people watching 7 to 10 minute episodes of original programs on their phones. The entire service was built around people watching small bites of entertainment while out and about on their phones. Quibi was not available for TV or Roku - just phones. But, when the global pandemic hit, people stayed at home and watched streamers on their TVs. Why did the company fail? "Because the idea itself wasn't strong enough to justify a standalone streaming service or because of our timing."
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
10 Highest-Grossing Scary Movies of All Time. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into some of the best horror movies. According to stats from Box Office Mojo, here are the 10 highest-grossing horror films of all time. 10. ‘What Lies Beneath’ (2000) $155.4 million. 9. ‘Scary Movie’ (2000) $159 million. 8. ‘Halloween’ (2018) $159.3 million. 7. ‘Get Out’ (2017) $176 million. 6. ‘It: Chapter Two’ (2019) $195.7 million. 5. ‘The Exorcist’ (1973) $232.9 million. 4. ‘Ghostbusters’ (1984) $242.2 million. 3. ‘Jaws’ (1975) $260 million. 2. ‘The Sixth Sense’ (1999) $293.5 million. 1. ‘It’ (2017) $327.5 million
Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said on Wednesday that he did not cast a ballot for Trump. He was sharing a bit about his 2020 presidential election choice, according to Business Insider. Romney was a leading GOP presidential candidate in 2008 and served as the party's standard bearer in 2012. Romney was the only Rep. senator who voted to convict Trump in his impeachment trial in 2020. He has shown that loyalty to your party does not mean turning a blind eye to wrongdoing within your party.
The Fonz will be there. So will Richie, Potsie, Ralph, and Mrs. C. Chachi, though, will be noticeably absent from an upcoming Happy Days reunion, and it's all about politics. As USA Today reports, some of the big names from the old sitcom are getting together on Sunday for an...
OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty to 3 Federal Charges. Justice Department officials made the announcement on Wednesday. The guilty pleas, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws. are part of a settlement of over $8 billion. According to Associated Press, the deal doesn't release any of Purdue Pharma's executives or owners from criminal liability. . This is the highest-profile case yet as far as the federal government attempting to hold a big pharma company responsible for the opioid addiction that has plagued the U.S. According to Associated Press, opioid addiction and overdose has been linked to over 470,000 deaths in America since 2000. . According to a copy of the plea agreement obtained by Associated Press, . Purdue Pharma admits it “knowingly and intentionally conspired and agreed with others to aid and abet” doctors to dispense its medication . “without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the usual course of professional practice.”. Purdue deeply regrets and accepts responsibility for the misconduct detailed by the Department of Justice in the agreed statement of facts, Steve Miller, Purdue Pharma chairman of the board, via Associated Press
Here are the top stories for Thursday, October 22nd: U.S. jobless claims see slight drop; GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Dems boycott; Residents leave homes near Colorado wildfires; Poland’s top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects.