Progressive House Democrats urge Biden against Defense chief with contractor ties

A pair of progressive House Democrats is urging President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBrewery launches new Biden beer described as ‘inoffensive and not too bitter’ Deb Haaland says ‘of course’ she would serve as Interior secretary under Biden State Department won’t give Biden messages from foreign leaders: report MORE not to nominate a Pentagon chief who has previously worked for a defense contractor.

“Respectfully, and in full agreement with your past statements, we write to request that the next secretary of Defense have no prior employment history with a defense contractor,” Reps. Mark PocanMark William PocanCutting defense spending by 10 percent would debilitate America’s military Progressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS ‘human rights abuses’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by Facebook – Barrett touts independence to sidestep confirmation questions MORE (D-Wis.) and Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeProgressives unveil Biden Cabinet wish list Pressure grows on California

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KKK ‘Social Visit’ Cards Left at Joe Biden Supporters’ Homes in Tennessee

Cards describing a “social visit” from the Ku Klux Klan were left at the homes of Joe Biden supporters in Tennessee, intimidating local residents.

Breana Green, of Shelbyville, described how she noticed that a sign showing support for Biden in her neighbor’s yard had been disturbed.

Speaking to WSMV, Green said the yard was littered with a number of “business cards” reportedly belonging to the KKK.

Green believed the cards were left in response to the Biden-Harris yard sign, which also had tire marks indicating it had been run over.

“It’s scary knowing that just supporting a presidential candidate can incite this kind of vandalism,” Green said.

“There is some anxiety that people could be targeted in my family,” she added.

“People in the community could be targeted as well. I just don’t think this should be something that we’re dealing with in 2020.”

Speaking to WPLB,

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At least 3 Idaho homes with Biden signs had them stolen

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — At least three residents in Coeur d’Alene reported that their signs supporting presidential candidate Joe Biden were stolen and someone placed Confederate flags and conservative manifestos in their yards, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported.

Security footage cameras at one residence caught a person in a hooded coat walk onto a porch, tear down the Biden sign and leave with it. Another security camera in the neighborhood caught a person placing a Confederate flag and letter in front of a house. Both cameras recorded the footage around 3:45 a.m. on Thursday.

The two-page manifestos that accompanied the Confederate flags referred to Democrats as hypocrites for their stances on systemic racism. The letter writer cites, for example, that Biden had eulogized Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd from West Virginia, who was a member and organizer for the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s and ’50s.

Byrd later renounced

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Biden campaign had fly swatters for sale in less than two hours after the vice presidential debate, and they’re already sold out

The Biden campaign didn’t miss a beat trying to capitalize on the, um, buzz of the vice presidential debate.

"Truth Over Flies" fly swatter

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“Truth Over Flies” fly swatter

Within minutes of the debate wrapping up Wednesday, the Biden campaign tweeted a photo of Joe Biden with a fly swatter and a caption that said, “Pitch in $5 to help this campaign fly.”

In case you missed it: A fly very noticeably landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s stiffly coiffed head as he debated Sen. Kamala Harris. The fly lingered, and the internet couldn’t stop talking about it.

Video: Fly lands on Mike Pence’s head during debate (CNN)

Fly lands on Mike Pence’s head during debate



Two hours later, the Biden campaign website was peddling $10 “Truth Over Flies” swatters.

And within a few hours more, a campaign spokesperson said, the nearly 35,000 swatters had

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Here is where Trump and Biden stand on housing issues

Tuesday marked 35 days until the election. And whoever — President Trump or former vice president Joe Biden — wins the race, will have a hand at shaping the nation’s policies that impact homeowners and renters.

Trump will continue limiting government housing regulations if he is re-elected to a second term, while Americans can expect an expansion of government-mandated protections for vulnerable groups under Biden’s $640 billion housing plan. 

Here’s a breakdown of each candidates’ housing policies.

This combination of file pictures shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump at separate speaking engagements in September 2020. (Photos by Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski; Jim Watson, Brendan Smialowski via Getty Images).
This combination of file pictures shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump at separate speaking engagements in September 2020. (Photos by Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski; Jim Watson, Brendan Smialowski via Getty Images).

Coronavirus relief

The most imminent and impactful result of the election would be the next president’s actions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic — and both candidates are focused on providing relief to homeowners and renters.

Trump helped

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Biden maintains lead over Trump | State and Regional

Biden leads Trump 49% to 44% among registered voters in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in the latest poll. In Michigan, Biden leads 50% to 42%. Biden’s lead narrows slightly among likely voters, to 50% over Trump’s 46%. The margin of error in each state is between +/-4.21 and 4.66 percentage points.

The online poll was conducted Sept. 10-21 by YouGov, which has also done polls for CBS News, The Economist and other news outlets. There were 800 respondents surveyed in each of the three battleground states. It is the third poll this year conducted by the Elections Research Center and sponsored by the State Journal.

Job performance

As with other polls, Trump’s overall job performance remains relatively stable, with 30% of Wisconsin respondents strongly approving the presidents overall job handling. Another 46% strongly disapprove.

Trump rated somewhat higher on his handling of the economy, with 35% strongly approving in Wisconsin,

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