Undecided Voters Eagerly Await Biden-Trump Debate Amid Key Issues

With a significant focus on the economy, border policies, and presidential age, undecided voters are keenly awaiting the Biden-Trump debate. This event holds potential sway in their voting decisions, reflecting the ongoing US political climate's impact on the electorate.

Reuters | Updated: 20-06-2024 18:31 IST | Created: 20-06-2024 18:31 IST
Undecided Voters Eagerly Await Biden-Trump Debate Amid Key Issues
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Undecided voters await Biden-Trump debate with eye on economy, border and age

Gina Gannon, a retiree in the battleground state of Georgia, voted for Republican Donald Trump in 2016 before ditching him for Democrat Joe Biden in 2020 – and is now looking to next week's debate to help her decide which one to back this year. Gannon, 65, flipped to Biden, she said, because she felt Trump's presidency was too chaotic. But she is now leaning toward Trump again, unhappy about illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and inflation under Biden's administration.

Biden policy is welcome relief for Americans with spouses in the country illegally

When news broke of U.S. President Joe Biden's plan to provide a path to citizenship for certain immigrants who entered the country illegally and are married to U.S. citizens, Pennsylvania-based immigration lawyer Bridget Cambria didn't need long to think of clients it could help. Over the years, she had met with many such couples, explaining to them how difficult it was going to be for the immigrant spouse to get U.S. legal permanent residency. The process, in most cases, required the immigrant to leave the country, potentially enduring years of family separation before being eligible to return.

Exclusive-Biden allies raising $10 million to challenge Trump social media machine

U.S. President Joe Biden's main re-election SuperPAC is raising millions of dollars to try to solve a problem vexing Democrats: how to compete with Republican Donald Trump's social media machine that spits out a wall of viral videos. The previously unreported effort by the highly-secretive Future Forward USA Action underscores broad concerns among Democrats and Biden donors that he and his campaign are losing a viral-video war with the Republican Party, which relentlessly portrays him as too old and out of touch.

US weekly jobless claims fell in latest week

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, but overall strength in the jobs market persisted despite a gradual cooling. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 238,000 for the week ended June 15, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That reversed 5,000 of the surge in the prior week, which had pushed up claims to a 10-month high.

On US-Mexico bridge, two sides of Biden border crackdown

A group of migrants walked into Mexico on Saturday against pedestrian traffic on the international bridge between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez minutes after being deported from the United States under the Biden administration's new asylum ban. The mainly twenty-something Venezuelan men were ejected under the June 5 proclamation fast-tracking deportations of most people crossing the border illegally.

RFK Jr. misses deadline to join Biden-Trump debate next week

Independent U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is unlikely to participate in 2024's first U.S. presidential debate after missing a deadline to meet criteria set by hosting news organization CNN. CNN, host of the June 27 debate, previously said only President Joe Biden and Republican rival Donald Trump had met its conditions to take part ahead of a 12 a.m. ET (0400 GMT) Thursday deadline.

Tropical storm Alberto moves inland in Mexico's coast after three fatalities

Tropical Storm Alberto is moving inland over Mexico's coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday, with heavy rains and gusty winds subsiding for Texas but continuing in northeastern Mexico. The coastal flooding threat remains for Texas, and tropical storm conditions are expected in the Mexican region, according to the NHC.

Louisiana requires display of Ten Commandments in all classrooms

Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry on Wednesday signed into law a bill that makes the state the only one in the country to require displaying the Ten Commandments in every public school classroom. The American Civil Liberties Union immediately announced it would sue to block the law, saying it violates the constitutional separation of church and state and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

New evidence Baldwin was reckless with gun before 'Rust' shooting, prosecutors say

New evidence shows that Alec Baldwin was reckless with a revolver before the weapon fired a live round that killed "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021, prosecutors alleged ahead of the actor's July manslaughter trial. The evidence, which includes images and video from crew and a set photographer, shows Baldwin pointed his gun at a crew member and fired a blank round, held his finger on the trigger when not supposed to and engaged in horseplay with the weapon, special state prosecutors said in a Monday filing.

Two dead in New Mexico wildfires, 500 homes destroyed

Two people have died in wildfires in southern New Mexico that have burned around 500 homes and triggered the evacuation of about 8,000 residents from the mountain resort community of Ruidoso. The unidentified skeletal remains of a person were found in the driver's seat of a burned out car, New Mexico State Police reported on Wednesday. Another victim was identified as 60-year-old Patrick Pearson.

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