America Picks Its President as it Faces Joblessness, Coronavirus and Anxiety

first_imgThat, rather than the pandemic’s economic toll, is more present in the minds of some Nebraska voters — along with, for Republicans, the creep of socialism, and for Democrats, improvements to health care.In the state’s Second Congressional District race in Omaha’s metropolitan area, the Democratic candidate, Kara Eastman, is being painted by her opponent as a radical socialist. Her Republican rival, Don Bacon, whom she has framed as heartless for not supporting Covid relief funds, had planned for an in-person election night hotel party, but switched it to a scaled-back event for staff and family as new coronavirus cases surged.Across the country, the virus outlook is bleak and getting bleaker. Infection numbers are trending upward in 41 states, and more than 20 states have set weekly case records in recent days. The nation has averaged more than 82,000 cases per day over the last week, the most yet. Deaths, which tend to lag cases, have climbed more slowly to about 800 daily, still well below the spring peak.- Advertisement – Much of the recent increase has been driven by explosive growth in the same Northern battleground states that could decide the presidential race.The situation is especially dire in Wisconsin and Iowa, which are third and fifth nationally in recent cases per capita. Ten of the country’s 17 metro areas with the highest rates of new cases over the past two weeks are in Wisconsin. More than 14,000 cases were announced in Iowa in the seven-day period ending Sunday, the most in any weeklong stretch of the pandemic. On top of economic and election worries, America is facing a pandemic with a growing number of victims; 9.3 million Americans have been infected.Nebraska, which splits its Electoral College votes and has been a focal point for Mr. Trump, has averaged more than 1,100 coronavirus cases per day over the last week, the most of any point in the pandemic.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

VIDEO Micd up Belichick barely reacts to 4 TDs against Packers Does

first_imgSome coaches almost act like players when their team scores a touchdown. That’s not Bill Belichick’s style. The G.O.A.T. agreed to was mic’d up for the Pats, 31-17 win over the Packers, and barely emoted to any of New England’s four touchdowns, including two fourth quarter scores that put the game out of reach. There’s acting like you’ve been there before, then there’s acting like you’re in a library, like this:Proof that Belichick is one of the most HYPE coaches in the game 🤣🤣— NFL Provider (@NflProvider) November 8, 2018 While Belichick’s body language after each score was indistinguishable from watching warmups, he did go off on a group of officials for not doing their jobs to his satisfaction. It has the feel of a dad scolding a bunch of 5 year-olds.Belichick vs the Refs— Drew ❄️🎄 (@NewEnglandDrew2) November 7, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more