Start your day with the news you need to know and insights you can’t get anywhere else. Every weekday morning, political correspondent James Hohmann brings you an insider’s view of the biggest stories of the moment.
Trump fails in first debate to make the race anything but a referendum on him
Plus, ICE is preparing targeted, pre-election arrests of immigrants to amplify Trump’s reelection message, and USPS workers quietly resist the postmaster general’s changes to make sure ballots get delivered.
Fresh evidence shows the Trump campaign sought to dissuade African Americans from voting in 2016
Plus, intelligence professionals say President Trump’s debts and foreign deals pose national security risks, and a new poll shows Joe Biden leading in Pennsylvania ahead of the first debate.
As the global death toll nears 1 million from covid-19, health officials acknowledge an undercount
Plus, President Trump reportedly paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. And Democrats plan to make Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation a referendum on Obamacare.
Trump’s escalating attacks on the election prompt fresh fears of a looming constitutional crisis
Plus, Nancy Pelosi abruptly changes course by restarting a push for coronavirus aid amid signs the economy is straining, and protests over the Breonna Taylor decision continue in Louisville for a second night.
China is building even more detention camps for Muslims
Plus, a Kentucky grand jury declines to file homicide charges in the death of Breonna Taylor. And President Trump refuses to commit to the peaceful transfer of power.
FDA guidance means a coronavirus vaccine is unlikely to be approved before Election Day
Plus, Senate Republicans are racing to confirm Trump's Supreme Court pick before Halloween, and a government shutdown is averted, at least until after the election.
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Too negative today...
Today was extremely negative...is there absolutely anything positive going on in the world in 2020?