POLLS. Clinton ahead +9 in new Ohio poll: “Clinton leads Trump, 48 percent to 38 percent, with 14 percent unsure, in a direct match-up, the poll found. When the two minority party candidates are added to the mix – as they are on state ballots — Clinton leads by 9 percent, 43 percent to 34 percent.”
DONATIONS. Trump attacked Hillary Clinton’s NY Senate record but Melania and Ivanka donated to her reelection campaign.
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SIGNORILE. Many evangelical leaders would stick with Trump if he were a cold-blooded killer: “Trump could have said that he brutally assaulted someone with a baseball bat and smashed the person’s head in, enjoying every minute of it, laughing about it in the retelling, or even that he had killed the person, and it might well be excused by many evangelicals leaders — just as Trump predicted about his supporters excusing him for shooting someone in the middle of 5th Avenue. As long as he agreed to help them put extremists on the Supreme Court, many evangelical leaders would likely dismiss the statements away as just words, and invoke their mantra that’we’re all sinners.'”
BILLY BUSH. Hires crisis PR team to manage NBC exit.
PETER THIEL. Won’t say if he still supports Donald Trump.
CREEPY CLOWNS. Suddenly, someone realized Ronald McDonald is a creepy clown: “With the nation thoroughly spooked by both real and fake sightings of “creepy” clowns, McDonald’s has decided to limit the public appearances of their signature red-haired, floppy-shoed figurehead, the fast-food giant revealed Tuesday.”
JANET JACKSON. She confirmed she’s pregnant at 50.
CHICAGO. Anything seems possible for the Cubs as they make the National League Championship Series: “The Cubs expressed understandable joy and jubilation after their 6-5 comeback victory over the Giants in Game 4 to win the National League Division Series, but mostly they felt rewarded for keeping the faith when everybody but them had lost it. Admit it, you did too.”
TIM TEBOW. Attends to man who had seizure in stands: “As the man was slowly coming to, Tebow leaned over and placed his right hand on the man’s left knee while Daniel Kelly, a former Jets scout who left football to become a debt counselor and minister, prayed out loud. Kelly, who was wearing a Mets Tebow jersey, attended the game with his wife, Samantha, to celebrate his 43rd birthday, and had been seated next to the fan who collapsed.As the man regained his bearings, Tebow engaged him in conversation while waiting for paramedics from the Phoenix Fire Department to arrive. ”
RIGHT WING WATCH. 10 hideous Pat Robertson moments of the last decade.
CARL BEAN. On being a gay club icon: “Once Motown gave me the lyric for “I Was Born This Way,” written by Bunny Jones and Chris Spierer, I felt spiritually that’s what was calling me. [The original version of “I Was Born This Way”] by Bunny and Valentino was very different—it sounded pretty Broadway-ish. Everyone knew disco was a gay phenomenon. That shit became the thing for gay men, who carried their straight girlfriends with them [to the club], who then started bringing their straight boyfriends, and disco just kind of spread like wildfire. I guess Mr. Gordy felt, “Oh, this song will work in that environment.” So when they signed me, they did it differently, riding that success in the dance market with black voices coming out of gospel and blues.”
QUAY DASH. Transgender rapper says she’s here to stay and here to slay: “The five-track EP Transphobic is a vibrant, thrilling project and one that Dash hopes will strike a chord with many. ‘I think it’s really relevant to a lot of shit that’s going on right now in the LGBT community,’ she says. ‘The title was a great fit for the EP because it also represents my life as a trans woman.'”
NYC. Man drags 11-year-old boy between subway cars, threatens to push him. “Suddenly, a 26-year-old woman intervened and managed to pull the boy back inside, police said. She helped the boy off the train at Union Square while the suspect stayed behind, police said.”
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Colin Allen.