FIRED UP. Obama touts legacy in new ad for Hillary Clinton. “Barack Obama makes the case that Hillary Clinton equals continuing progress in a powerful new video featuring some of the most memorable images of the Obama presidency, set to his speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner last month.”
SINKING SEXUALLY ABUSIVE SHIP. New accusations from women. 1997’s Miss Utah: “‘Temple Taggart McDowell, who represented Utah as a 21-year-old in the 1997 Miss USA pageant in Shreveport, La., said Wednesday night that she was introduced to Trump during a rehearsal by her father, who was a fan of Trump’s,’ per NBC’s Hallie Jackson and Alex Johnson. ”It was at that time that he turned to me and embraced me and gave me a kiss on the lips,’ McDowell said.” And here’s an exhaustive list.
VIRGINIA. Trump campaign pulling out: “The decision came from Trump’s headquarters in New York and was announced on a conference call late Wednesday that left some Republican Party operatives in the state blindsided. Two staffers directly involved in the GOP’s efforts in Virginia confirmed the decision. The move to pull out of Virginia shows Trump is “running essentially a four state campaign,” with the focus now shifting to battlegrounds critical to his chances in November: Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, a source with knowledge of the decision told NBC News.”
JOHN BOEHNER. Trump is “barely a Republican” but “I am going to vote for him.”
MARK BURNETT. Apprentice producer says he’s not supporting Trump: “Given all of the false media reports, I feel compelled to clarify a few points,” he said in a statement to POLITICO Wednesday. “I am not now and have never been a supporter of Donald Trump’s candidacy. I am NOT ‘Pro-Trump.’ Further, my wife and I reject the hatred, division and misogyny that has been a very unfortunate part of his campaign.”
ENDORSEMENTS. Washington Post endorses Hillary Clinton: “Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is dreadful, that is true — uniquely unqualified as a presidential candidate. If we believed that Ms. Clinton were the lesser of two evils, we might well urge you to vote for her anyway — that is how strongly we feel about Mr. Trump. But we would also tell you that was our judgment. Fortunately, it is not.”
HURRICANE NICOLE. Eyewall passes directly over Bermuda. “Nicole, currently a Category 3 hurricane, made landfall over the southern part of Bermuda shortly before 11 a.m. local time. The entire eye of the hurricane will pass over the islands.”
— Mike Thomas (@MikeTFox5) October 13, 2016
ARIZONA. Sheriff Joe Arpaio opponent Paul Penzone up by 10 points. “Joe Arpaio, who is sticking by the predator Trump, remains a hero with the racist, nativist, homophobic, alt-right base nationwide; in fact, most of his $12 million war chest comes from Breitbart goobers beyond Arizona’s borders. If you can, throw some out-of-state love Penzone’s way. A new poll, just out today, shows him leading Arpaio by 10 points!”
NEW YORK. State senate candidate promises “Kool Aid, KFC and watermelons” at Harlem event: “Jon Girodes, the Republican candidate for New York’s 30th District in the November election, used the racially stereotypical food reference in an email to the I-Team during an exchange about a disputed real estate deal. ”
INTERVARSITY. Petition calls for reversal of policy firing employees who support gay marriage: “While the undersigned hold a range of beliefs with regard to marriage and human sexuality, we are united as alumni who value our experiences as part of InterVarsity and who want only the best for the organization. We write not as outsiders or enemies seeking to criticize from afar, but as members of the IVCF family who have poured our hearts, minds, souls, and resources–financial and otherwise–into this ministry during our college years and beyond. We are invested in this ministry and its mission and thus cannot remain silent.”
AUSTON MATTHEWS. Leafs player is first rookie to score 4 goals in NHL debut game.
4 goals? Decent debut for Auston Matthews.https://t.co/PizNeUQDzD
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) October 13, 2016
BELLA THORNE. She’s got a crush on Demi Lovato. “I must say…rawrrrr. She is a pretty toasty woman. Miley Cyrus, too. She’s dope. But Demi is fire, just fire. ”
MONEY. The new British notes play ABBA: “The new polymer five pound notes have a rather curious ability of being just about able to play vinyl records (with the aid of a contact microphone and small amplifier not shown on screen). As the corners on these new banknotes are more durable and sharper than its paper counterpart it acts like a very crude record needle.”
THIRSTY THURSDAY. Lucas Reis.