1 Mid Term Election Tomorrow
Poll: GOP Gets Midterm Bump From Economy, But Dems Still Lead
Republicans are getting a lift from a strong economy ahead of Tuesday's elections. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll says Democrats still have the advantage in the battle for House seats, but that Republicans are getting a bump from the economy, and from President Trump's hardline stance on immigration and border security. The poll finds registered voters prefer Democratic House candidates over Republicans by 50-to 43%, but that margin is smaller than last month's 14-point advantage. President Trump's approval rating is holding steady at 40%. His disapproval rating is 53%.
2 Gunman In Florida Yoga Studio Shooting Was Self-Described Misogynist
Reports say the man behind the Florida yoga studio shooting had a history of grabbing young women and was a self-described misogynist. Scott Paul Beierle is accused of killing two women and injuring five others Friday at a Tallahassee yoga studio, before fatally shooting himself. Julien Brown, who has been identified as Beierle's former roommate, called him odd and obnoxious, noting that he thought Beierle was mentally ill and possibly suffering from PTSD given his military background.
To that end, the 40-year-old suspect had been arrested twice for grabbing women on Florida State University's campus and his apartment complex in 2012 and 2016. He also posted YouTube videos of himself in 2014 declaring that he is a misogynist. In a 13-minute rant, Beierle shares how he's always been rejected by women and says his hatred of women dates back to the eighth grade. As for why he focused on this particular yoga studio, that hasn’t been confirmed as yet.
3 Father Of Seven Killed During Insider Attack in Afghanistan
There’s a song about all people giving some, but some giving all – and the community of North Ogden, Utah understands the latter all too well. This, as they remembering their mayor, Brent Taylor. Mayor Taylor was also a major in the Utah National Guard – and he was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. NATO officials have confirmed that an Afghan commando turned his gun on American soldiers in Kabul, killing Taylor and wounding another – other Afghans then shot him to death. This is the third such incident in less than a month. Taylor has been mayor since 2013 and temporarily stepped down as mayor to deploy to Afghanistan with the Utah National Guard – and this wasn’t the first time. He had previously served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Taylor is survived by his wife and their seven children