Psychology professor and Westen Strategies founder Drew Westen, author of "The Political Brain," makes the case that "elections are won or lost in the marketplace of emotions." He applies his research to the 2020 election and says Trump support is a "cult-like phenomenon."
CNN's Amara Walker looks at how Asian Americans are facing not only xenophobia as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, but also historic unemployment in the US.
Associated Press executive editor Sally Buzbee discusses how her news organization assess races and "declares" winners. "This is not magic," she says. "This is actually math and facts and science. That's how races are called."
Brian Stelter speaks with reporters in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Tribune Publishing is cutting costs by closing the century-old newsroom at The Morning Call newspaper. Reporter Jennifer Sheehan says "we need to have a home base. We need to have a place that we can come collaborate."
Larry Wilmore, Kirsten Powers, John Harris, and Michelle Ciulla Lipkin offer advice. Powers says the media should "stick to the basics and avoid predictions." Harris says "we should show the same seriousness that voters are showing."
Analyzing the recent right-wing media allegations about Hunter Biden, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin says "this is a really good look at agenda and bias... when you start to break down the authenticity of the story, the sources, the connections with President Trump and his supporters, you start to s…
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin says Trump's treatment of "60 Minutes" shows his general aversion to tough questioning. Larry Wilmore says the president "doesn't understand how bad he looks" by releasing the interview with Lesley Stahl ahead of time.
Politico's John Harris says the press should cover "election security and election access like it's the biggest story of our professional lives," adding, "we can't cover it enough."
Politico's John Harris says political reporters are "avoiding death watch coverage" even though Trump is lagging far behind Biden in key polls. Plus, Brian Stelter asks Larry Wilmore if the media is "overcorrecting" after 2016, and Kirsten Powers comments on coverage of Covid-19.
As President Trump continues to say the US is turning the corner in the coronavirus pandemic, no state has reported fewer Covid-19 cases this week than last week. CNN's John King breaks down the numbers.