Matt Viser

Matt Viser

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“Covid, covid covid, pandemic. That’s all they talk about. People aren’t buying it,” says President Trump, of a virus that is killing hundreds of Americans each day and just two weeks ago had hospitalized him.

“If you receive an intimidating or manipulative email in your inbox, do not be alarmed,” says John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligenc. “And do not spread it."

President Trump’s Twitter account was hacked last week, after a Dutch researcher correctly guessed the president’s password: “maga2020!”.

NEW: Biden’s campaign committee entered October with nearly triple the cash haul of Trump’s campaign, new filings show, via @myhlee  and @nu_narayan 

From the Biden campaign on the day of the debate: “Vice President Biden underwent PCR testing for COVID-19 today and COVID-19 was not detected.” Via pooler @Emilylgoodin 


President Trump, who has said Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States and Ted Cruz’s father was behind JFK assassination, says laws should make it harder to say things that are false.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis: "I've never seen refugees as traumatized as coming out of Syria. It’s got to end." Number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States: 2016: 15,479 2017: 3,024 2018: 11

Police have charged Anthony Brennan III, age 60 of Kensington, Maryland, with three counts of second-degree assault for the incident on the Capital Crescent Trail.

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NEW: The lawyer who oversaw the vetting of Joe Biden for Obama tells us: “This kind of complaint — not just Tara Reade, but any kind of complaint about Senator Biden on sexual harassment — never came up...we found no such accusation.”

NEW: Biden’s campaign says they raised $3.8 million tonight between 10pm and 11pm, breaking their record for most money raised in a single hour.

The United States President referring to a sitting United States Senator as “Pocahontas” is something we should continue to be shocked by.

The crowd size comparison, from 2009 and today.