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New Post/ABC poll of Pennsylvania

Biden: 54%
Trump: 45%

Notably, that 9 point lead is the same as the one in yesterday's NYT/Siena poll.

RandySF

Report: Biden, wife will tour Western Pa. by train on Wednesday

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will be touring through Western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio by train on Wednesday, according to CNN, citing campaign sources. The tour, which will focus on the economy and working families, marks Mr. Biden’s most ambitious campaign trip since March, when he was forced to cancel in-person campaigning due to COVID-19. He will be making the tour with his wife, Jill, CNN reported.

steve2470

Fantastic ad by Sully Sullenberger, VoteVets and The Lincoln Project!

(VoteVets) Sully Sullenberger stepped up in a critical moment and now he asks that we do the same. That we do what’s needed and what’s critical to save our nation from Trump's chaotic destruction.

RandySF

Former campaign rivals join forces in Florida to defeat Trump

(Tampa Bay Times) The effort to defeat Trump in Florida and mobilize the Hispanic vote for former Vice President Joe Biden has led to some strange bedfellows. An anti-Trump political committee, The Lincoln Project, run by current and former Republicans, announced Monday it has joined with three Democrat-leaning groups to target Hispanic voters and counter the messaging of the president’s campaign. The team of former rivals includes Mi Familia Vota, UnidosUS Action Fund and Nuestro PAC, which was founded by Bernie Sanders' former political adviser, Chuck Rocha. The four groups will host a bipartisan virtual town hall on Wednesday as part of their voter mobilization effort and multi-media marketing campaign.

Dopers_Greed

I'm seeing noticeable cracks in Trump's support in Texas

I visited a longtime friend this weekend. This guy is the most hardcore Trumper I've ever met, but we still get along when we're not discussing politics. However... rather than Trump 2020 stuff plastered everywhere, he just had a pro-police sign in his yard. And when the election did come up, all he did was groan and shake his head in response to Trump, and didn't even say anything about Biden. He'll still probably vote for Trump, but his change in tone since this time last year is marked. And the next day I went to my dad's house. He's a long-time Republican, though him and my stepmom switched to Beto in 2018. I was very surprised to find...a Biden/Harris sign in their yard.

Silent3

Whoa! My right wing sister has moved all the way from simply giving up on Trump...

...to voting for Biden! Back in late May I posted this: Be on the lookout for flying cows and frost warnings from Hell! ...about how Trump's handling of COVID finally broke through her denial and her Fox News talking points and defenses (which had been in full force just a few weeks before), so she just couldn't vote for Trump anymore. At that time, however, she was still on her anti-Biden talking points, and said she'd probably vote Libertarian. I haven't talked politics at all with her since then, as I was just going to give her space after this big a change... and then I just heard from my nephew that she's gone all the way over to Biden since then!

RandySF

Amy Coney Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

(Minneapolis Star-Tribune) President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head" of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands.

Barrett, 48, grew up in New Orleans in a family deeply connected to the organization and as recently as 2017 she served as a trustee at the People of Praise-affiliated Trinity Schools Inc., according to the nonprofit organization's tax records and other documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Only members of the group serve on the schools' board, according to the system's president.

The AP also reviewed 15 years of back issues of the organization's internal magazine, Vine and Branches, which has published birth announcements, photos and other mentions of Barrett and her husband, Jesse, whose family has been active in the group for four decades. On Friday, all editions of the magazine were removed from the group's website.

TexasTowelie

Forbes Adds It Up: Trump Is $1.1 Billion in Debt

(New Civil Rights Movement) Forbes says President Donald Trump is a billionaire, but he’s more than a billion dollars in debt. The New York Times Sunday evening dropped a bombshell investigation into Trump’s taxes, after having obtained twenty years of his returns. The Times reported Trump is $421 million in debt to an unknown entity. (One former top Mueller team attorney just strongly suggested that entity is Russia.) Now, Forbes senior editor Dan Alexander, whose beat is covering Trump, reveals the President of the United States is $1.13 billion in debt.

Major Nikon

So now we know for certain why so many people had to die

Trump was and still is looking at the biggest bankruptcy of his entire life. He owes about as much as his assets are worth, and being in the hotel and resort industry he relies heavily on people traveling. Without people traveling his finances which were already shaky to begin with are now swirling the bowl. He's on the verge of losing virtually everything and with so much of his own money on the line this isn't other people's money, it's his this time.

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