On the trail
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told CNN on Sunday that Donald Trump's taxes "are exactly why so many millions of Americans are frustrated, they are angry, they are disgusted at what they see is a corrupt political system in this country." Tax experts said Sanders may be on to something.
Gary Johnson could make a big difference in his home state of New Mexico, a state with five electoral votes, according to a new Albuquerque Journal poll. Johnson, the Libertarian presidential candidate, got 24 percent support in the survey, conducted Sept. 27-29. Johnson was Republican governor of the state from 1995 to 2003. Hillary Clinton got 35 percent and Trump 31 percent in a state that's been viewed as Clinton territory. Nationally, the Clinton-Trump race remains close, meaning Clinton probably can't afford to lose a state where she's seen as a favorite.
Hillary Clinton should get your vote, or more to the point, Donald Trump should not. That's the message from the San Diego Union-Tribune, long a bastion of conservatism in the West. The paper broke a 148-year-long streak of endorsing Republicans for president on Friday, following a number of conservative newspapers this election season, in backing Clinton for president. The Union-Tribune's editorial mentions Trump 11 times — and Clinton just three. "Upon inauguration on Jan. 20, he would be in charge of the executive branch of a global superpower and possess enormous authority, operating with no coherent worldview besides 'I alone can fix it.' " Later, the editorial tells readers: "Imagine that. Imagine President Trump."
Trump International Hotel in downtown D.C. was spray-painted with political messages late Saturday afternoon. The messages — "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice" (and the word Peace with a line through it) were spray-painted in black. The word "Van" was spray-painted in red below Black Lives Matter. A video of a man spray-painting the message spread on social media. A picture of a police officer photographing the graffiti was also widely shared on social media.
Donald Trump told a crowd in Pennsylvania that he's beholden to his supporters and no one else. "Hillary Clinton's only loyalty is to her financial contributors and to herself," Trump said at the rally, which started more than an hour and 40 minutes late because heavy fog delayed his arrival. "I don't even think she's loyal to Bill, if you want to know the truth." The crowd gasped. Trump shrugged. "And really, folks," Trump said, "really, why should she be? Why should she be?"