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FAA administrator set to pilot 737 Max on Wednesday

Source: ABC News

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration is set to pilot the 737 Max Wednesday in Seattle -- a key step in the aircraft's eventual re-certification.

"I'm not going to sign off on this airplane until I fly it myself," FAA chief Steve Dickson has repeatedly said.

Dickson, a former pilot and executive at Delta Air Lines, will undergo the new proposed training for Max pilots before entering the cockpit.

The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded for over a year and a half after it was involved in two crashes that killed a total of 346 people.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/faa-administrator-set-pilot-737-max-wednesday/story?id=73307860

" A House Divided Against Itself Will Not Stand....."

UMass Lowell Survey of Texas Voters: Biden -4

This poll was independently funded by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, designed and analyzed by the Center for Public Opinion. Data was collected by YouGov, an online polling organization. YouGov interviewed 1073 respondents who were then matched down to a sample of 1000 registered voters to produce the final dataset of registered voters. The respondents were matched to a sampling frame on gender, age, race, and education. The frame of TX Registered Voters was constructed by stratified sampling from the full 2016 Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration Supplement, with selection within strata by weighted sampling with replacements (using the person weights on the public use file). The matched cases were weighted to the sampling frame using propensity scores. The matched cases and the frame were combined, and a logistic regression was estimated for inclusion in the frame. The propensity score function included age, gender, race/ethnicity, years of education, and region. The propensity scores were grouped into deciles of the estimated propensity score in the frame and post- stratified according to these deciles. The weights were then post-stratified on 2016 Presidential vote choice, born again status, ideology, and a four-way stratification of gender, age (4-categories), race (4- categories) and education (4-categories), to produce the final weight. Benchmarks for born again and ideology were obtained from the 2014 Pew Religious Life survey. A likely voter screen was then applied to classify 882 likely voters and a likely voter weight was used in the final model disposition.

And, what if the election for President were held today and the candidates for President were [rotate] [the Democrat, Joe Biden] and [the Republican, Donald Trump], for whom would you vote?
46% Joe Biden
50% Donald Trump


Democrats lead in GA Presidential, GA-SEN and GA-SEN-S (Quinnipiac)

The race for the White House in Georgia is too close to call with 50 percent of likely voters supporting former Vice President Joe Biden and 47 percent supporting President Trump, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pea-ack) University poll of likely voters released today.

Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue, who is seeking a second term, is essentially tied with Democrat Jon Ossoff, as 49 percent of likely voters go to Ossoff and 48 percent go to Perdue. Republicans support Perdue 97 - 2 percent, Democrats support Ossoff 96 - 2 percent, and independents support Ossoff 53 - 43 percent.

In the crowded special election Senate race for the seat held by Republican Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed last December, the top three candidates are Democrat Raphael Warnock with 31 percent, Loeffler at 23 percent, and Republican Doug Collins at 22 percent.


I can't document this Trump Debate demand, because it would be blindingly stupid to ask...


BREAKING: Biden to release 2019 Tax Returns tonight.


I played Trump in Clinton's debate prep. Here's what Biden can expect.

Washington Post

Donald Trump is a very bad debater. Donald Trump is very difficult to debate.

These two seemingly contradictory statements are equally true. He’s a dangerous opponent. In 2016, it was because he had nothing to lose. Now, it’s because he has everything to lose.

I would know. In the last cycle, I had a unique assignment: playing Trump’s stand-in during Hillary Clinton’s mock debates. Before donning the ill-fitting suit I had tailored, my preparation included studying the 11 Republican primary debates in which Trump participated, watching each three times: once start to finish; then only exchanges involving Trump; and finally only Trump, standing at a lectern in my living room with the sound off to focus entirely on his gestures and body language.

Mimicking his appearance, gesticulations and histrionics aside, my overall approach meant zeroing in on the four topics that obsessed Trump: immigration, Obamacare, trade and “the swamp.” When he was on offense, his attacks on (and nicknames for) Clinton were honed and simple by the time the debates began in September. But he rarely, if ever, defended himself. No matter the attack against him — and there were some doozies — he dispensed with them quickly. And in the GOP primary debates, his answers involved three parts: I am great; you are terrible; and a nonsensical digression that often changed the subject entirely.

Four years later, Trump is not different, but the circumstances are. The Trump we see at the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday may be even harder to debate than last time, because whatever ability he possessed to engage has been subsumed by a constant need to launch into tirades over grievances. (“I sort of prepare every day by just doing what I’m doing,” he told “Fox and Friends” about his pre-debate regimen.) He exists in a double bubble — isolated in the Oval Office, consuming and regurgitating nothing but friendly right-wing media and Twitter bile. And he’s desperate: The debate presents the first big chance to shake up a race he’s losing, but he doesn’t seem to have a plan to turn things around other than to hope for Joe Biden to collapse. After studying Trump in 2016, and our national tutorial every day since, here’s what I think Biden can expect as they face off three times over the next 24 days. (Although it was never really in doubt that Trump would debate, expect grumbling after the first exchange about being treated unfairly and noise about skipping the two others.)

Former Trump Field Staffers Detail Iowa Team's Dysfunction

Source: Iowa Starting Line

Hollingsworth’s complaints of humiliation, stinginess, and isolation while working for Iowa Trump Victory isn’t unique. With an exceptionally high turnover in field staff working for unusually low salaries, three additional former staff members have come forward to Starting Line with disheartening experiences from the campaign to reelect the President in Iowa.

“The turnover was unusually high. That’s putting it lightly,” said a former Southeast Iowa Trump field staffer who requested anonymity. “I mean, obviously in politics you have turnover naturally. But not to the extent that I saw there … I believe Iowa Trump Victory is almost 100% turned over.”

State leadership demanded unattainable doorknocking, phone call and signature goals, every staffer said, while offering little training or expense money and upbraiding field staff for working with local contacts, among other issues.

And during a time when Iowa poll numbers show tightening margins between Trump and Vice President Joe Biden, as well as leads for Democratic Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield, the former Trump staff admitted their lack of confidence in GOP victories in Iowa this November.

Read more: https://iowastartingline.com/2020/09/29/former-trump-field-staffers-detail-iowa-teams-dysfunction/

Trump campaign pushing a new conspiracy theory: Biden wearing a listening device



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