‘I beat the socialist.’ Biden tacks to the center in fight with Trump over Rust Belt moderates

‘I beat the socialist.’ Biden tacks to the center in fight with Trump over...

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CLOSE Prominent Republicans have publicly endorsed or shown support for Joe Biden instead of their party's incumbent, Donald Trump. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Joe Biden rankled some progressives this month when he boasted of his primary victory over Sen. Bernie Sanders while responding to President Donald Trump's efforts to paint him as a left-wing radical. "I beat the socialist,"…
‘I hope it’s a fair election’: Trump won’t commit to not claiming election win prematurely

‘I hope it’s a fair election’: Trump won’t commit to not claiming election win...

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President Donald Trump Tuesday night refused to pledge that he won’t claim victory prematurely until the election is independently certified and all ballots counted, while Joe Biden pledged that he would wait.The candidates were responding to a question at the end of Tuesday's presidential debate posed by moderator Chris Wallace, who noted that it could take…
Travel industry layoffs could begin Thursday as Congress fails to come up with a new relief package

Travel industry layoffs could begin Thursday as Congress fails to come up with a...

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CLOSE Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYWith the federal stimulus due to run out Thursday, airlines, hotels and other travel-related businesses are trying desperately to urge Congress to act on a new relief plan to head off mass layoffs.Treasury Secretary Steven…
As Trump continues to interrupt during the debate, Biden says, ‘Will you shut up, man?’

As Trump continues to interrupt during the debate, Biden says, ‘Will you shut up,...

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CLOSE President Trump and Joe Biden clash on the debate stage over the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice. USA TODAYPresident Donald Trump spent much of the first 20 minutes of his first debate with former Vice President Joe Biden trying to rattle his Democratic opponent.As they discussed the opening on the Supreme Court,…
Presidential debate didn’t help Trump catch Biden, but horror show scared America

Presidential debate didn’t help Trump catch Biden, but horror show scared America

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OPINIONThe Editorial Board, USA TODAY Published 1:03 a.m. ET Sept. 30, 2020 | Updated 6:52 a.m. ET Sept. 30, 2020Our View: Donald Trump the bully and Joe Biden the acceptable stressed to Americans that the United States is infected with more than COVID-19.In the midst of a deadly coronavirus pandemic, economic distress and racial turmoil, American…
Trump-Biden debate, Breonna Taylor grand jury record, NBA Finals: 5 things to know Wednesday

Trump-Biden debate, Breonna Taylor grand jury record, NBA Finals: 5 things to know Wednesday

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Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:58 a.m. ET Sept. 30, 2020 | Updated 4:47 a.m. ET Sept. 30, 2020CLOSEA nation looks back at a brutal and chaotic first presidential debateThe night voters across the U.S. were waiting for finally arrived Tuesday night: Republican President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate, went…
Trump boasts at Pennsylvania rally that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will defend ‘God-given rights’

Trump boasts at Pennsylvania rally that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will defend...

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CLOSE President Donald Trump has selected federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be his third nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Fresh from announcing his third pick to the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump lauded nominee Amy Coney Barrett as “a brilliant legal mind” and promised supporters in Pennsylvania late Saturday…
Former Donald Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after threatening to harm himself, Florida police say

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after threatening to harm himself, Florida...

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Brad Parscale tosses out "Keep America Great" hats to supporters at rally for President Donald Trump in August 2019 in Manchester, N.H. (Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP)Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, was hospitalized Sunday in Florida after his wife called police to say he planned to harm himself.Police arrived at Parscale's home…
Kansas State shocks No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35 behind Skyler Thompson’s aerial attack

Kansas State shocks No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35 behind Skyler Thompson’s aerial attack

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CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll. USA TODAYLightning struck twice for Kansas State.One year after shocking Oklahoma at home, the Wildcats went on the road and stunned the third-ranked Sooners 38-35.A four-touchdown underdog, Kansas State trailed 28-7 early in the third quarter before its offense found life. The…
Donald Trump denies report he paid only $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017

Donald Trump denies report he paid only $750 in income taxes in 2016 and...

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CLOSE The Supreme Court's rulings on President Trump's financial documents will not produce public information, or his tax returns, before the elections. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump denied a news report Sunday that he paid only $750 in personal federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, but did not provide evidence and again refused to…