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The Democrat remains an underdog in the Lone Star State, but the fact he is competitive is significant. Texas is vital to Republicans. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Only a fool will believe that Texas would go blue.
Even after Trump stops hitting his favorite punching bag, California will feel the impact of his immigration restrictions. LA Times
With balloting well underway in the Nov. 3 election, Republicans downplay the idea that the Supreme Court would wipe out the Affordable Care Act, fearing a voter backlash. LA Times
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The Republican National Committee on Thursday took a jab at Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over his censorship of The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s emails. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A major liberal mistake.
The airline has to figure out which planes to stash in the desert and which ones to park at airports without knowing when demand will recover. New York Times
Mr. Graham, in a tough fight for re-election, is ahead by six percentage points, a Times/Siena College poll shows. President Trump leads Joseph R. Biden Jr. by eight points in a state he won by 14 in 2016. New York Times
The Senate Judiciary Committee lined up a vote for Oct. 22 on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, as Democrats warned Republicans would rue the day. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Good for America.
Barron Trump's positive test for COVID-19 has become part of his father's push to physically reopen schools. The 14-year-old has since tested negative.
"The U.S. is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Good - the US does not need more people.
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The 208 members of the Business Roundtable have new proposals about what more we can do to move the weight of racism that presses on people of color.
The founder and CEO of an Iranian financial services firm accused of conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran was sentenced Thursday to nearly two years in federal prison. Seyed Sajjad Shahidian, 33, pleaded guilty in June to one count of conspiracy to defraud and commit offenses ... Washington Times
A day after censoring a New York Post story critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden, Twitter crashed Thursday afternoon. When trying to post messages or even just refresh their feeds for a period before 6 p.m. EDT, people would get an "over capacity" error message or an "oops, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Twitter should stay down.
Florida Democrats still have a voter registration advantage over Republicans, but it's getting slimmer. Democrats have just more than 5.3 million voters registered for the Nov. 3 election, compared to nearly 5.2 million for Republicans, according to statistic released by the Florida Department of State. The ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Florida will go red.
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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is back on Twitter — but only after she deleted her link to a New York Post story critical of Hunter and Joe Biden. Ms. McEnany, whose personal account was locked by the Silicon Valley tech giant Wednesday, announced her return Thursday afternoon on ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: McEnany should not have backed down.
Sen. Kamala Harris will not return to in-person campaigning until Monday after her communications director tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday night. ABC
VOA VIEW: It shows how weak and cowardly Harris and Biden are.
Former President Obama has a message for Democrats in the campaign's waning days. "It's going to be close," he says in a new get-out-the-vote digital ad. ABC
VOA VIEW: Obama sharing doom and glum.
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Weekly jobless claim tallies have been at historic highs for over half a year. ABC
Only about 180 poll workers out of roughly 30,000 are still needed to staff polling places in battleground Wisconsin on Election Day, despite a surge in coronavirus cases in the key battleground state ABC
VOA VIEW: Bet Dems are playing games.
When masks are worn there is only a 0.003% chance particles from a passenger can enter the passenger's breathing space who is sitting beside them. ABC
The treasury secretary and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are negotiating a coronavirus relief bill in the $2 trillion range, but that's far pricier than the legislation Mitch McConnell plans to put on the Senate floor Monday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Trump should not raise the anti.
Mr. Obama said misinformation has been "turbocharged because of social media... And because the head of our government, of our federal government, has resorted to it." CBS
VOA VIEW: The fool talks out of his a...
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Most employers recognize that a hybrid approach of working from home and the office may be the new norm. CBS
VOA VIEW: Staying home allows for waste of productivity.
The Trump campaign and Republican Party filed lawsuits to invalidate absentee ballot request forms pre-filled with voters' personal information. CBS
The rules could cause tech platforms to change their business models to avoid liability for their moderation practices. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's about time.
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Private investment in space companies in the third quarter bounced back after a significant dip, according to a Space Capital report. CNBC
Almost 1,000 absentee ballots are sitting in a locked bin somewhere in the Guilford County Board of Elections waiting to be processed. CNN
VOA VIEW: Blacks would not be hurt if they go to the polls.
The California Republican Party said Wednesday it will not comply with the state's cease-and-desist order over unofficial ballot drop boxes placed in at least four counties ahead of the November election. CNN
More than 17 million ballots across 43 states have already been cast in the 2020 election, a stunning testament to what could be a a historically high voter turnout fueled by a series of state law changes that allow more mail-in balloting with the coronavirus pandemic still gripping the country. CNN
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, the majority voted for Trump.
CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein reacts to NBC hosting President Trump's town hall at the same time ABC is scheduled to host Joe Biden's television event. CNN
VOA VIEW: NBC wanted the ratings.
The Federal Communications Commission will draft regulations intended for social media companies following a petition earlier this year by the Trump administration, the agency's chairman said Thursday. CNN
Portland, Ore., and Oakland, Calif. filed a lawsuit against two government agencies, claiming they unconstitutionally overreached federal law when sending in troops to "quash civil protests." FOX News
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.
VOA VIEW: The Biden's got caught.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr met with law enforcement officials in St. Louis Thursday as part of the Trump administration's Operation Legend initiative to tackle an upsurge in crime in U.S. cities. UPI
President Donald Trump released a plan Thursday to address government promotion and protection of key critical and emergency technologies against competitors like China and Russia. UPI
China vowed to take measures in response to media reports of a U.S. plan to blacklist Ant Group, China's biggest mobile payments company, which is owned and controlled by Alibaba founder Jack Ma. UPI
VOA VIEW: China is full of BS.
Another 900,000 American workers have filed new unemployment claims, the Labor Department said in its weekly report Thursday. UPI
Just days after a similar move by Facebook, Twitter has said it will remove all posts that deny the Holocaust -- which the platform says violates its policy against spreading hateful content. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The number of people who were apprehended by or surrendered to federal immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border dropped by more than 50% this year but jumped sharply in September. UPI
The WHO said if there is an effective vaccine against COVID-19 next year the distribution plan prioritizes vaccinating those most at risk to the virus, forcing the average person to possibly wait until 2022. UPI
VOA VIEW: WHO is lying, again.
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