Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 26, 2016
September 26, 2016
Let's get it on!!!
It's the first of three debates tonight between HILLARY CLINTON and DONALD TRUMP. It takes place at Hostra University, in Hempstead, Long Island, and will be moderated by NBC's LESTER HOLT.
--The debate will be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each, over a 90-minute period, with no commercial breaks, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
--Holt will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.
--The topics to be covered are America's direction, achieving prosperity and securing America.
--Key goals for Trump: Establish that Clinton cannot be trusted, appear "presidential," have specifics on policy, don't take any "bait" and convince undecided voters that Clinton doesn't have any fresh ideas.
--Key goals for Clinton: Establish that Trump cannot be trusted, tell viewers that she understands how Washington works, be able to last 90-minutes with no physical issues, have ready responses to any questions about of her honesty.
--Ticket holders to the debate will receive instructions about how to behave and what to wear. The Secret Service will screen them and security will confiscate signs and posters and no "overt political costumes" will be tolerated.
--About a third of the tickets go to the campaigns, distributed in equal proportions. Another third go to the host school or university, which bears most of the cost of debate preparations. The final third go to the Commission on Presidential Debates, to be distributed among members of the organizing group, sponsors and local VIPs. (Pacelli)
Keeping it in the Family:
A set of 18-year-old Michigan quintuplets have all started their first job together at the same place.
The three brothers and two sisters are working together at a McDonald's restaurant in Potterville, just outside Lansing. Since they're non-identical quintuplets, their customers don't always suspect they're related. But, the restaurant's manager says the quintuplets have been good for business. Their mom, LORI CURTIS, says the family affectionately calls the restaurant McCurtis.
One of the brothers, LUCAS CURTIS, says, "It's cool that I can rely on my siblings to get our work done and collaborate with them at work." (Still)
A driver in California is charged with driving in the carpool lane illegally. But, wait there's more.
Cops in Brea pulled the driver over after he allegedly swerved erratically while driving in the high occupancy vehicle lane on Highway-57. That's when officers say they noticed something strange about his passenger --it wasn't human. The unidentified motorist was cited for using a fully-dressed mannequin in place of a live person. The state requires at least two actual humans be in the car to use the lane.
The penalty in California for using the lane illegally is $481-dollars. (Still)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
The BACKSTREET BOYS are back and headed to Sin City. E! Online says the boy ...well, man band will do a concert residency inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas beginning March 1st, 2017. The show will be called "Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life" and feature NICK CARTER, HOWIE DOROUGH, BRIAN LITREELL, A-J McLEAN and KEVIN RICHARDSON. Tickets go on sale October 1, but if you have an American Express card, you can score tickets today starting at 10am Pacific Time. (Marino)
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