SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

Democrats Could Lose Their Half-Century Lock on Minnesota

Minnesota, reliably Democratic in presidential elections since it went for Richard Nixon in 1972, is emerging as a swing state this year, possibly just in time to salvage President Trump’s reelection bid.

Trump trails Democratic nominee Joe Biden in as many as eight swing states — Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin — while holding narrow leads in the typically deep red battlegrounds of Georgia and Texas. With so many flanks to guard, Trump’s rising fortunes in Minnesota, a state representing perhaps his lone offensive opportunity, could prove critical to his second-term prospects.

With the Labor Day kickoff of the fall campaign in the rearview mirror, Biden’s lead over Trump in Minnesota was down to 5 percentage points, 49.5% to 44.5%. That puts the president in striking distance of the state’s 10 Electoral College votes.

NYC CEOs plead with de Blasio to crack down on crime, quality-of-life issues

The heads of over 160 major corporations, from Macy’s to MasterCard, are pleading with Mayor Bill de Blasio to finally crack down on crime and address quality-of-life concerns so New Yorkers can return to work after the coronavirus shut down the city.

“There is widespread anxiety over public safety, cleanliness and other quality of life issues that are contributing to deteriorating conditions in commercial districts and neighborhoods across the five boroughs,” the powerful business leaders wrote to de Blasio on Thursday.

Backing the Blue: Over 80% of voters believe police deserve 'support and respect'

The vast majority of American voters believe that police officers deserve support and respect for the jobs they do, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. Among registered voters, 83% agree that policing is a "noble profession," that police "dedicate their lives to upholding the law and protecting the sacred rights of their fellow citizens," and that they should be shown "support and respect" for the work they do. A full 54% "strongly agree" with that position. Just 15% of voters disagree, meanwhile, while 3% were unsure. 

Trump expected to announce historic Bahrain-Israel normalization agreement

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce a historic normalization agreement between Israel and Bahrain on Friday, The Jerusalem Post has learned. 

A source in the know confirmed that Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa would be in Washington ahead of a White House ceremony on Tuesday where Israel and the United Arab Emirates will formally establish ties.


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