Clinton Lead Grows In New National Poll
Hillary Clinton’s lead is growing in a new national poll. The NBC/”Wall Street Journal” poll of likely voters has Clinton leading Donald Trump, 46-to-35 percent. The poll was taken after a videotape surfaced of Trump making vulgar comments about women in 2005. Trump has apologized but has also played down the remarks. At the latest presidential debate with Clinton, Trump referred to it as “locker room talk.”
Ryan Says He Won’t Defend Trump
Speaker Paul Ryan is telling House Republicans that he won’t defend GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The comment came during an urgent conference call among House Republicans. Ryan said he will not campaign for Trump and will spend the next month working to retain the House Republican majority. Ryan said he is not rescinding his Trump endorsement for now, but won’t campaign with him either. Trump has been under fire for making vulgar remarks about women in 2005. A tape of the remarks surfaced Friday. A growing number of Republican lawmakers have withdrawn their support for Trump and some have called for him to step down.
Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Women
A Front Royal man is under arrest for sexually assaulting three women, including two teenagers. Prince William County Police announced this morning they arrested Brandon Murdock last week at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Manassas. The 31-year-old allegedly broke into a 63-year-old woman’s hotel room last month and touched her inappropriately as she was sleeping in bed. Murdock also reportedly assaulted a 16-year-old and 15-year-old girl at the same hotel several weeks later. He’s charged with burglary and attempted sexual assault.
Report: Sheila Dixon To Run As Write-In Candidate For Mayor
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is apparently planning to get back in the race. The “Baltimore Brew” reports Dixon will file paperwork tomorrow to run as a write-in candidate for mayor in next month’s general election. State Senator Catherine Pugh beat Dixon in the April Democratic primary. Republican Alan Walden, Green Party candidate Joshua Harris and other write-in candidates are also running for the job.
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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.