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Trump vows to win Virginia as early voting starts

President Trump said Friday that he’ll win Virginia, a state not considered in play this year, due to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s policies on guns and abortion. He also said he’ll hold a campaign rally soon in the state, where he hasn’t done so to date. Early voting began in the state on Friday, with …

Trump gives $11.6 billion in federal aid to Puerto Rico for years-old hurricane damage

The Trump administration announced $11.6 billion in aid to Puerto Rico on Friday to help it recover from Hurricane Maria three years ago, as the president’s reelection campaign battles with Democrat Joseph R. Biden for Puerto Rican voters in Florida. The Federal Emergency Management Administration said its infrastructure grants include $9.6 billion for the Puerto …

Trump campaign ad blasts Biden's plan to increase refugee admissions

The Trump campaign aired a new ad Friday warning voters in Minnesota and Michigan about Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s plan to increase refugee admissions by 700 percent. The ad says that Mr. Biden would allow refugees “from the most unstable, vulnerable, dangerous parts of the world” while the coronavirus pandemic still rages around the globe. …

Dr. Fauci defends Olivia Troye, former Pence aide now backing Biden

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House Coronavirus Task Force had kind words for Olivia Troye, a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who made headlines Thursday with her denunciation of the Trump administration and endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked the infectious-disease expert about the former administration …

Donald Trump says Michael Bloomberg 'looking for a job' in Biden administration with cash donation

President Trump said Friday that former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is “looking for a job” in a Biden administration with his pledge of $100 million to help the Democratic nominee win in Florida. “Mini Mike Bloomberg, after making a total fool of himself as he got badly beaten up by Pocahontas and the Democrats …

Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in Arizona and Maine, close in North Carolina

Joseph R. Biden leads President Trump in Arizona and Maine, and the two candidates are running in nearly a dead heat in North Carolina, according to polling released on Friday. Mr. Biden held a 9-point, 49% to 40% lead over Mr. Trump in Arizona and a 17-point, 55% to 38% lead over the president in …

Trump admin to block TikTok and WeChat downloads starting Sunday

The Department of Commerce said Friday that it would start banning U.S. transactions with TikTok and WeChat beginning on Sunday. The Commerce Department said it will implement the ban of the China-owned social media apps under authority provided by President Trump’s August 2020 executive order and will do so to safeguard Americans’ national security. “Today’s …

Biden ad features casualty notification officer saying military families are not 'suckers'

Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden’s presidential campaign released a new TV ad on Friday that seizes on disparaging remarks about members of the military that President Trump is quoted as saying in a recent piece in The Atlantic. The ad features testimony from retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. John Douglass, a former casualty notification officer …

Donald Trump and Joe Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race, when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday when President Donald Trump …

Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial dedicated in Washington

A marine band played, fighter jets flew overhead rumbling Capitol Hill, and senators and congressmen gathered as America’s last general-turned-President, Dwight D. Eisenhower received a long-awaited national memorial dedication on a rainy night in the nation’s capital Thursday. “If you think this weather is rough, just think what it was like on the English Channel,” …