News Clips 10/29/18

  1. A man was arrested and charged in a weeklong pipe bomb campaign targeting critics of President Trump.  The man who's suspected of sending 13 pipe bombs to Democrats and other critics of President Trump has a lengthy criminal history and financial troubles, and "appears to be a partisan," according to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

  2. "Fixated on the migrant caravan moving north through Mexico, President Trump is weighing a plan to shut the U.S. border to Central Americans and deny them the opportunity to seek asylum, asserting similar emergency powers used during the early 2017 'travel ban.'" (WashPost)

  3. U.S. GDP grew at a 3.5% annual rate in the third quarter, more than economists were expecting but slower than the second quarter. What it means.

  4. Google stayed silent, protecting three top executives over the past decade after they were accused of sexual misconduct, NY Times reporters found.

  5. Screen panic is gripping Silicon Valley.  The tech elite are increasingly sure that screen time is bad for kids. So they’re asking their nannies to keep phones, tablets, computers and TVs off and hidden. Some even make sitters sign no-phone contracts.

MIDTERM UPDATES

  • "The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race," writes Errin Haines Whack, AP's national writer on race and ethnicity.

  • Also check out The Tip Sheet from the NY Times, a daily analysis of the midterms.

  • Voters in Washington State will decide this Election Day whether to charge companies and utilities for their carbon emissions. Washington would be the first state to do so

EARLY VOTING CALENDAR

https://www.vote.org/early-voting-calendar/