Your Top 5 Stories to Start Your Weekend, October 8th and 9th, 2016
Hurricane Matthew continues to batter the South. Now the hurricane is battering South Carolina in the Myrtle Beach area. Power has been lost to millions and there have been millions of dollars of damage. Although, the hurricane should be the biggest story in the United States, the news that Donald Trump used vulgar language to describe women and sexual conquests took over the national news cycle. The even bigger news is that Donald Trump ended the evening with a taped apology, something has not ever done before. Will it be enough for voters to excuse Trump from the damaging tape? For Trump supporters yes, it is enough. They support their candidate through thick and thin. Now the question is will it affect the undecided voters. Can they forgive these crude remarks? With only 30 plus days until the election Trump is hoping forgiveness will lead to votes.
Here are your other headlines for this weekend
1. Sunday night, the Presidential will meet for the second debate where the setting will be in a town hall setting. Donald Trump, the GOP nominee for President is seen as the underdog with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, seen as the winner of the first debate. Now with the newest controversy for Trump it would seem that viewership may end up even higher than the first debate. Should make interesting TV.
2. Due to the ongoing controversy surrounding Donald Trump, Speaker of the House, Senator Paul Ryan disinvited the GOP nominee to an event in Wisconsin. Ryan said in statement late Friday that Trump “is no longer attending” the event, a festival in Ryan’s Wisconsin congressional district.
3. The Obama administration on Friday formally pointed the finger at Russia over a series of recent hacks. “The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations,” said a statement from the Department of Homeland Security.
4. Transcripts of private speeches by US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been released by the whistle-blowing site Wikileaks. In the leaked speeches, Clinton is caught saying that she favored “open trade and open borders.” Trump has cautioned voters that Clinton did favor open borders which she denied but these speeches prove otherwise.
5. Friday, Mylan NV Corporation agreed to pay $465 million to the Department of Justice in an attempt to settle allegations that it overcharged the government for its EpiPen products. The company had increase the price of the EpiPens by 400% in recent years.
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