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September 14, 2020
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“50 Days to Joe.”

In This Episode

Trump finishes his weekend of superspreader rallies with a trip to California amid a climate disaster he thinks is a hoax, Mike Bloomberg says he’ll spend at least $100 million in Florida to help Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders urges Biden to talk more about his economic agenda with young and Latino voters. Then Reverend Greg Lewis talks to Tommy about Wisconsin’s Souls to the Polls initiative, which is aimed at making sure everyone in the state can vote.


Show notes


State of the Race: 50 Days to Go

  • FiveThirtyEight: Who’s ahead in the national polls?
  • CNN: Trump gains in latest polling, but Biden’s still in control of the presidential race
  • CBS: Biden gains edge in Arizona over Trump and has big lead in Minnesota
  • NYT: Trump Onslaught Against Biden Falls Short of a Breakthrough
  • Yahoo News: New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Trump falls 10 points behind Biden amid reports he misled Americans about COVID-19 and disparaged U.S. soldiers (
  • Politico: Trump fumes over Biden ad, media coverage at Nevada rally
  • Reuters: Trump rallies supporters in Nevada, seeks to overcome Biden lead in the state
  • ABC News: Deep skepticism for Trump’s coronavirus response endures
  • Yahoo News: New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Trump falls 10 points behind Biden amid reports he misled Americans about COVID-19 and disparaged U.S. soldiers
  • Axios: Biden aiming ads at military families
  • The Hill: Biden ad bashes Trump over alleged comments about US service members 
  • ABC News: Deep skepticism for Trump’s coronavirus response endures: POLL
  • Yahoo News: New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Trump falls 10 points behind Biden amid reports he misled Americans about COVID-19 and disparaged U.S. soldiers
  • Yahoo News: Biden campaign jumps on Woodward interview to pin COVID deaths on Trump’s ‘playing it down’
  • NYT: As Clock Ticks, Trump Engulfs Himself in Chaotic News Cycles
  • AP: ‘Deadly stuff’: Trump’s own words bring focus back to virus
  • Politico: ‘He knowingly and willingly lied’: Biden rips Trump over Woodward book revelations
  • NYT: For a President Who ‘Needs to Touch the Flame,’ Bob Woodward Was Irresistible
  • Politico: Behind Woodward’s September surprise: White House aides saw a train wreck coming, then jumped aboard


 Trump and the West Coast Wildfires

  • NYT: Wildfires Live Updates: ‘It Is Apocalyptic,’ Senator Says of Destruction
  • NYT: Trump to Visit California After Criticism Over Silence on Wildfires
  • CNN: Trump to visit California after weeks of remaining largely silent on historically devastating wildfires
  • CBS News: Trump to visit California on Monday to be briefed on wildfires
  • Climate Power: Trump Events August 23 – September 10
  • Rolling Stone: The No Lives Matter President
  • WaPo: Trump isn’t talking about the wildfires in Oregon, California and Washington
  • Politico: The West is on fire. It took Trump 3 weeks to mention it
  • LA Mag: The West Is on Fire. Trump Hasn’t Bothered Mentioning It
  • CNN: Trump largely silent on historically devastating Western fires
  • SF Gate: Trump, still making misleading statements on California wildfires, will visit the state Monday 
  • WaPo Op-Ed: California is burning, and once again, Trump wants to let it
  • Politico: Trump blames California for wildfires, tells state ‘you gotta clean your floors’
  • Vox: Trump claims California officials admitted he was “right” about wildfires. That didn’t happen.
  • NYT: Trump’s Misleading Claims About California’s Fire ‘Mismanagement’
  • The Hill: Biden hits Trump on climate: Western fires foreshadow ‘unending barrage of tragedies’
  • TPM: Biden Calls Out Trump For Denying Climate Change Amid Wildfires: ‘The Science Is Clear’
  • The Guardian: As fires burn the west, top Democrats stay quiet on the climate crisis
  • AP: Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage
  • The Hill: Oregon senator says Trump’s blame on ‘forest management’ for wildfires is ‘just a big and devastating lie’
  • Politico: L.A. mayor: ‘Instead of hitting the golf course,’ Trump and Congress should ensure wildfire aid


Biden Campaign

  • WaPo: Mike Bloomberg to spend at least $100 million in Florida to benefit Joe Biden
  • Politico: Bloomberg to spend up to $100 million to beat Trump in Florida
  • FiveThirtyEight: Who’s ahead in Florida?
  • Vox: Why Mike Bloomberg plans to spend $100 million boosting Biden in Florida
  • ABC News: Biden struggling to gain support of Latinos in key battleground state of Florida
  • NYT: A Big Florida Poll, Nevada Tightens, Trump on Defense: This Week in the 2020 Race
  • FiveThirtyEight: Election Update: Polls Are Good For Biden Pretty Much Everywhere — Except Florida
  • Politico: ‘What do we do?’: Trump gains rattle Miami Dems
  • Miami Herald: Biden is struggling to win Miami Latinos, new poll finds. Will it cost him Florida?
  • South Florida Sun Sentinel: It hardly seems possible, but the presidential campaign is about to amp up in Florida
  • Politico: Biden lags among Florida Hispanic voters
  • NYT: Court Ruling Deals Blow to Ex-Felons’ Voting Rights in Florida 
  • FiveThirtyEight: Why Trump Might Be Scaring Off Older Voters
  • Bloomberg: Trump Weighs Putting Up to $100 Million of His Cash Into Race
  • Newsweek: Trump Outspent Biden on Spanish-Language Ads in Battle for Hispanic Vote
  • Bloomberg: Michael Bloomberg to Spend $100 Million in Florida to Aid Biden
  • NPR: Mike Bloomberg Commits $100 Million To Help Joe Biden Win Florida
  • NYT: ‘He Stiffed Our Party’: Bloomberg Doubts Resurface as He Speaks at D.N.C.
  • WaPo: Mike Bloomberg pledges $60 million to help House Democrats
  • NPR: Bloomberg Vowed To Spend Whatever It Takes To Beat Trump. Democrats Are Still Waiting
  • WaPo: Bernie Sanders expresses concerns about Biden campaign
  • NYT: Sanders Urging Biden to Do More to Excite Progressives
  • ABC News: Biden senior adviser says campaign has ‘work to do’ with Latino voters
  • NYT: Democrats Gained These Voters in 2018, and Biden Needs to Keep Them Now
  • Vox: “The Latino vote is not being taken seriously”: Longtime Democratic strategist Chuck Rocha sounds an alarm
  • WaPo: Biden campaign pulls out all the stops to woo young voters
  • CNN: Young voters prefer Biden, but they may not vote
  • WaPo Op-Ed: Biden’s troubles with Black and Latino voters are overstated
  • The Atlantic: Is This the Secret to Selling Joe Biden?
  • NBC News: Trump sees a boost with Latino voters. What is Biden doing about it?
  • LA Times: Campaigns, voting groups scramble to reach college students amid coronavirus
  • NYT Op-Ed: Joe Biden’s Secret Untapped Weapon
  • Teen Vogue: “Settle for Biden” Instagram Account Hopes to Influence Young Voters