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Brave punter puts £500k on Joe Biden to win US election in record-breaking bet

A daring punter has put £500,000 on Joe Biden to win the US election – the biggest bet of the campaign so far. The Democrat nominee is favourite at 8/15, while President Donald Trump is at 15/8, according to Betfair Exchange. With those odds, the gambler will get returns of £775,000 if successful. The top […]

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Around Atlanta, Many White Suburbanites Are Sticking With Trump

Nationwide, such voters are tilting toward Biden. But in Georgia, the president’s law-and-order message seems to be keeping the bulk of them in his column. By Elaina Plott Natalie Pontius is an interior decorator, married with two children and a University of Georgia alumna. She was born and raised in Atlanta, but moved to the […]

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Meet the groups trying to turn Republicans away from Donald Trump

James Simpson’s been voting Republican ever since he was old enough to cast a ballot. In the 1980s, he even volunteered for the Ronald Reagan campaign. And yet, for the first time in his life, when he votes on election day next month, Simpson will be casting a ballot for a Democrat. The lifelong Republican […]

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Axios Today podcast: The Trump turning point

It's been a whirlwind 36 hours — early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that both he and the First Lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. That afternoon, he took Marine One to Walter Reed military hospital. Now, numerous members of the Republican Party and the President's campaign staff have also tested positive for the […]

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How Likely Is Election Doomsday?

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Rival slates of electors! The “red mirage!” The Supreme Court decides the election! It’s not yet Halloween, but we’re already being haunted. After President Trump […]

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Trump and Biden clash over COVID: "It is what it is because you are who you are"

Joe Biden attacked President Trump at the presidential debate on Tuesday for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, accusing him of panicking and failing to prepare for the crisis when he was warned about it in February. The big picture: "It is what it is because you are who you are," Biden said, alluding to […]

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Biden, Democrats take aim at Trump’s tax returns after NYT report

The bombshell revelations that U.S. President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, on the […]

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Donald Trump only paid ‘£600 in tax in two years and has whopping £234m debt’

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Billionaire US President Donald Trump paid less than £600 in income tax and has racked up a whopping personal debt of £234m, reports have claimed. He has refused to publish his own tax returns – breaking a […]

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The apocalypse scenario

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Democratic lawyers are preparing to challenge any effort by President Trump to swap electors chosen by voters with electors selected by Republican-controlled legislatures. One state of particular concern: Pennsylvania, where the GOP controls the state house. Why it matters: Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, together with a […]

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U.S. Senate Republicans plan vote on Trump’s Supreme Court pick ahead of election

Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is even announced. Trump said Tuesday he will name his choice Saturday, confident […]