Donald Trump’s success in the business world is often cited by his supporters as one of the main reasons for backing the Republican presidential candidate. But a recent book chronicling Trump’s journey to the top paints a more complicated picture . . . one that includes both admirers and detractors. Tina Trinh has more in this report.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday failed to pass a short term spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend. Democrats blocked the bill that would extend federal spending authority into December. The current authority expires at midnight Friday. If Congress does not act before then, non-essential government services would be suspended. Zlatica Hoke reports such an impasse between the two parties is not uncommon at the end of a fiscal year.
Democrat Hillary Clinton is hoping for a boost in the polls following her first debate with Republican Donald Trump. A CNN-ORC poll right after the debate found that two-thirds of those asked thought Clinton did a better job in the debate, the first of three between the two White House contenders. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on the debate’s possible impact.