Beltway Insider: Trump/Biden Debate, Stimulus DOA, COVID-19, ACB/SCOTUS, Oxy, Madsen Escapes, Quibi

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President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met this week in the third and final debate before the November 3, election in a more civilized debate where the two, forced to adhere to time limits, presented the issues.

The President's job approval rating, according to the website fivethirtyeight.com, for the period ending October 25, 2020, decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 42.8% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness decreased by .6% at 53.6%. A slight 3% of the population polled have no opinion. Ratings are calculated weekly.


Beltway Insider: Trump/Biden Election, Stimulus, Gov's Petition WH, COVID-19, France/ISIS, NZ PM


Election 2020, according to the website 270towin, which tracks the latest Presidential Poll averages have President Donald Trump trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden by 8.4% percentage points in ten National Polls. With an average of 51.6% of the sample audience indicating they will be casting their vote for Biden, and 43.2% of the voters sampled indicating they will be casting their vote for Trump.

Based on the state poll projections, the 270towin offers a color coded electoral map which projects, based on current state polls, the expected November vote. The map can be seen here.

President Trump and former Vice President Biden Debate

The third and final debate of the 2020 Presidential election held this week provided undecided Americans on last chance to hear from each of the candidates their vision of America and their plans to address the most pressing issues that affect each American individually.

The Coronavirus, which over the past week, has seen totals rise to pre-July infection rates causing many to believe it is the expected second wave, took center stage. Trump, who opened the debate with the surprise announcement of a vaccine and a plan to have it distributed by the military, which answered one of the main questions, submitted by the Governor's Association.

Each candidate presented the facts on the pandemic, the author, the mortality rate, the economic downfall and their plans to move the economy forward and control the spread of the virus instead of allowing the virus to control the nation.

With only 90minutes, the questions focused on six major issues including thirty minutes on the coronavirus, national security, race, climate change, transparency, personal and family business ties.

Of course, the debate wasn't devoid of mudslinging personal attacks from President Trump toward Hunter Biden who became a political liability this week as a laptop with allegedly damaging information has surfaced. With ten days before the election its doubtful the allegations will become anything more than fodder from the president who has stacked his White House with his own children.

With NBC's Kristen Welker acting is moderator, the debate was well-run and with the mute button developed by the debate commission, the candidates understood the importance of presenting their positions within the time frame and without subjecting the nation to the global embarrassment caused by the breakdown of decorum seen recently.


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From President Trump On The Coronavirus

 

"So as you know, 2.2 million people modeled out, were expected to die. We closed up the greatest economy in the world in order to fight this horrible disease that came from China. It's a worldwide pandemic. It's all over the world. You see the spikes in Europe and many other places right now. If you notice, the mortality rate is down 85%. The excess mortality rate is way down and much lower than almost any other country. And we're fighting it and we're fighting it hard. There is a spike. There was a spike in Florida and it's now gone. We have a vaccine that's coming. It's ready. It's going to be announced within weeks. And it's going to be delivered. We have Operation Warp Speed, which is the military is going to distribute the vaccine.

 

From Democratic Challenger and Former Vice-President Joe Biden

 

The expectation is we'll have another 200,000 Americans dead between now and the end of the year. If we just wore these masks, the president's own advisors have told him, we can save a 100,000 lives. And we're in a circumstance where the president thus far and still has no plan, no comprehensive plan. What I would do is make sure we have everyone encouraged to wear a mask all the time. I would make sure we move into the direction of rapid testing, investing in rapid testing. I would make sure that we set up national standards as to how to open up schools and open up businesses so they can be safe and give them the wherewithal, the financial resources to be able to do that.

 

Transcripts from Rev.com.

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Stimulus Package DOA

With both parties acknowledging the need for a stimulus package the possibility of any deal being hammered out before the November 3, 2020 election are vanishing.

"We are waiting for the final 'yes,'" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, also the bill's lead Democratic negotiator, said Sunday morning on State of the Union, adding that she's hopeful to work out the final details on national testing and unemployment aid, two unresolved topics separating both sides," CNET.com reported.

The funding President Trump provided through an Executive Order has been exhausted, with most states receiving six weeks of additional funding for unemployed workers, and still neither the lead negotiator for the White House Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and for the House of Representatives, who controls the purse strings, Democratic Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi has indicated that she did have a commitment from Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnel that he would call the senate to order and bring any bill to the floor for a vote as soon as it is passes the house.

Coronavirus Totals

The infection rates of the coronavirus have continued to rise around the world. The weekly account confirms that a second wave is building around the world.

European nations are once again facing the possibilities of shut downs, with most nations developing color coded warning systems for regions which would limit the shut down to the region where the virus has increased as opposed to a total national shutdown.

The importance of maintaining personal protective practices is imperative to controlling the spread.

For the week ending October 18, 2020, coronavirus cases increased globally by 2,728,200 confirmed cases, brings the total of confirmed cases worldwide to 42,562,000, with 1,148,700 deaths, an increase of 37,500.

Infections rates in the United States are also on the rise. For the week ending October 25, 2020, the total confirmed cases rose to 8,642,700 with new confirmed cases rising by 469,600. The coronavirus has claimed 224,800 total deaths, a weekly increase for 5,372 deaths. (Data from The New York Times).

With ten days before the election, the sudden surge, hitting the highest daily totals recorded since July, in the coronavirus has caused many Americans, who have yet to vote to review more closely the plans that each candidate present to combat the expected second wave.


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Amy Coney Barret People of Praise Outed

The Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barret has advanced to the senate floor in strictly partisan support of the Trump Administrations choice.

Boycotted by the democrats, a vote on Coney Barret is expected before the November 3, 2020 election, as the republicans have the votes to confirm the Trump nominee even as her background, with the religious sect People of Praise, is facing intense scrutiny.

The UK media, The Guardian, posted an in-depth article as members of the sect recalled sexual abuse and trauma, calling the nomination a "trigger" which have caused repressed memories to surface.

The article goes on the explain the oft used religious tactic, which manipulate the beliefs of sincere-hearted believers who genuinely believe in Christ and biblical interpretation of the afterlife that focuses on a adherence to an extremely God-centered lifestyle which preaches a doctrine that excludes the world and includes only the People of Praise. They claim they alone have access to the exactness of God's wisdom and if they leave the sect they will be walking into the devil's playground, and outside of protection, and only the sect, only the People of Praise are "covered" by the Holy Spirit or God's law and have the ability to keep everyone safe.

This tactic is used by many churches to keep the Sunday morning offering at acceptable levels.

"In the wake of the allegations, the Guardian has learned that the charismatic Christian organization, which is based in Indiana, has hired the law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to conduct an "independent investigation" into sexual abuse claims on behalf of People of Praise," reported The Guardian.

Oxy Makers Settle

Purdue Pharma, makers of the addictive painkiller OxyContin, have agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges and pay $8billon dollars in fines, in one of the first big pharma companies to be held accountable for direct participation in the nation opioid epidemic.

"Purdue Pharma actively thwarted the United States' efforts to ensure compliance and prevent diversion," said Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Administrator Tim McDermott. The company doesn't have $8 billion in cash available to pay the fines. So Purdue will be dissolved as part of the settlement, and its assets will be used to create a new "public benefit company" controlled by a trust or similar entity designed for the benefit of the American public," CNN reported.


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Peter Madsen Breaks Out of Prison

Peter Madsen, the Danish submarine inventor and convicted killer of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, escaped prison this week after presenting what he said was an active bomb. He was quickly subdued.

The Danish inventor murdered and dismembered the journalist, after he agreed to an interview aboard his homemade midget submarine. He intentionally scuttled the submarine to destroy the evidence after dumping Wall's body parts in the Copenhagen harbor.

The last photo of Ms. Wall was taken by a passing boater which shows the thirty-year-old, with inventor Peter Madsen, atop the midget submarine UC3 Nautilus hours before her vicious death.

Madsen was sentenced to life in prison in April 2018.

Quibi Demise

Quibi, the $1.75billion quick bite streaming service helmed by Hollywood titan Jeffrey Katzenberg and HP's Meg Whitman, announced this week the venture which launched early 2020 just prior to the global shut down caused by the coronavirus pandemic will shutter December 1, 2020.

"The world has changed dramatically since Quibi launched, and our stand-alone business model is no longer viable," Jeffrey Katzenberg, the company's founder, told employees. For weeks, he has blamed the pandemic, which reduced demand for a service meant to be watched on the go," The New York Times reported.

Quibi became one of the world's most high-profile companies to close due to the global restructuring associated with the fallout from the Coronavirus.

Election: Early Voting Works 

With more than 56million Americans participating in the early voting options, across all 50 states, provide evidence that a universal early voting system works and influences more Americans to be involved in the democratic process.

With expected totals surpassing the 128, 838,342 million who voted in the 2016 Election, early voting could be seen as both a tool for voter suppression and encouragement for even greater numbers of Americans to take part in democracy.

For more information on President Donald Trump www.whitehouse.gov.

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