Trump, Clinton Head Into Final Days
Donald Trump is focusing on states that tend to lean Democrat in the last full week of the campaign. He’s capitalizing on FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that he’s reopening the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Trump is in Michigan today and Wisconsin tomorrow. Clinton is looking to build on her support from minority voters in states like North Carolina and Ohio. To that end she’s relying on surrogates like President Obama and Jay-Z.
New Poll Shows Clinton’s Unfavorable Ratings Rising
Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable ratings are on the rise. The ABC News/Washington Post poll finds Democrat Clinton with a 60 percent unfavorability rating. Republican Donald Trump gets a 58 percent negative rating. The poll also finds Clinton and Trump essentially tied among likely voters nationwide, with Clinton leading 46-45 percent. The three day poll was wrapped up on Saturday, one day after news broke that the FBI is reviewing additional emails in its investigation of Clinton’s private email server.
State Trial Of Deonte Carraway Pushed Back
The state trial against Deonte Carraway is getting postponed. Prosecutors announced this morning they are moving the trial back to the spring of 2017. It was originally scheduled to begin tomorrow, but prosecutors say they need time to address the motions filed by Carraway’s attorneys against the defendants. The 22-year-old is accused of abusing 23 children while serving as an aide at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School.
Metro GM Proposes Service Cuts, Higher Fares
Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is proposing higher fares and drastic service cuts in a move to save money. His budget proposal also cuts a thousand jobs and asks the District, Virginia and Maryland for more money. If Wiedefeld’s budget is approved, rush-hour fares would go up by ten-cents and off-peak fares would increase by 25-cents. The news comes amid Metro’s latest SafeTrack surge, which has several Red Line stations shut down over the next several weeks.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.