A New York Times/CBS News poll released Thursday showed that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has pulled into a tie with Hillary Clinton, his likely Democratic opponent. The poll, conducted July 8-12, showed Clinton and Trump each with 40 percent of the “vote.” In the previous poll, Clinton had an edge of 43-37. Other recent polls show Clinton with a lead; this survey was taken after FBI director James Comey called her use of a private server for e-mails while secretary of state “reckless.” An average of the last 10 polls shows Clinton with a 3.1 percent edge over the billionaire New Yorker. In other political news, several news sources are reporting that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be Trump’s running mate.
GINSBERG BACKTRACKS ON COMMENTS
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Thursday backed off on her comments on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In interviews, she called him a “faker” and expressed concern about what his election might do to the country. “On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” Justice Ginsburg said in a statement on Thursday. “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.” Trump reacted to her comments by calling for her resignation.
“GAME OF THRONES” TOPS EMMY NODS
The dark, addictive HBO drama about a fictional medieval world, “Game of Thrones,” has received 23 Emmy nominations. The list, announced Thursday, includes 22 nods for ‘The People vs. O.J.” HBO also lead in total nominations for the 68th annual event, with 94. The awards show will be broadcast on Sept. 18 on ABC.
MORE OIL WORKER JOBS?
Investment house Goldman Sachs is expecting that employment in petroleum production could be coming back in a big way. According to CNN, from 80,000 t0 100,000 jobs could be added between now and 2018 in the United State as oil companies resume drilling and refining after a global glut in 2014 forced massive layoffs. The U.S. is now considered to be the world’s largest oil producer.
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