Archive for September 16th, 2016

Chinese tycoon who bought Grindr paying wife more than $1 billion in divorce

China s abundance gap shows no assurance of closing The Chinese tech administrator who bought gay dating app Grindr is advantageous his wife an eye-watering $1.1 billion in a massive annulment settlement. Zhou Yahui, the administrator of online gaming close Beijing Kunlun Tech, has agreed to alteration hundreds of millions of shares in the close to his wife, Li Qiong, according to a banal barter filing this week. The huge adjustment has fabricated account in Chinese accompaniment media, which accept declared it as one of the costliest splits in the country s history. Beforehand this year, the brace were ranked 11th in a all-around account of self-made billionaires beneath 40. Compiled by the Hurun Report, their accumulated abundance was estimated at $3.5 billion. Related: Chinese tech close buys gay dating app Grindr But beneath a civilian arbitration acceding issued by a Beijing court, Zhou will duke over 278 actor Kunlun shares to Li. The company s banal in Shenzhen bankrupt Wednesday at 26.44 yuan, putting the amount of the adjustment at 7.35 billion yuan ($1.1 billion). Zhou will abide the better actor of Kunlun, which bought a majority pale in Grindr beforehand this year. Kunlun beneath to animadversion added on the settlement. Zhou Yahui will alteration hundreds of millions of shares in his aggregation to his wife beneath a cloister settlement. It s absurd to be the aftermost megabucks breach in China. The country s annulment amount has climbed steeply in contempo years, according to accompaniment media. Meanwhile, new billionaires are actuality minted at a amazing clip admitting the bread-and-butter slowdown. The adjustment amid Zhou and Li eclipses the $975 actor that U.S. oil administrator Harold Hamm paid his ex-wife aftermost year. Related: Beijing now has added billionaires than New York But added cool affluent businessmen — including media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Formula 1 bang-up Bernie Ecclestone — are appear to accept shelled out able-bodied over a billion dollars for divorces in the past. A Swiss cloister in 2014 ordered Russian absolutist Dmitry Rybolovlev to pay his above wife a almanac $4.5 billion, but a college cloister bargain the sum aftermost year to about $600 million. (Hong Kong) First appear September 15, 2016: 12:25 AM ET

Apple has already sold out of the jet black iPhone 7

See Apple s iPhone 7 in :90 Fancy a jet atramentous iPhone 7? Tough luck, it s already awash out. And that s not all. The added big-ticket iPhone 7 Plus is out of banal in every color. Apple (AAPL , Tech30) said on Thursday that it s already run out of its antecedent batches of the phones during the pre-order period. They won t be accessible for applicant barter for the official absolution Friday. That leaves those who appetite to buy one of Apple s new smartphones on Friday with the abate best of the iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold, and black. But Apple warned alike those colors will be accessible alone in limited quantities. We aboveboard acknowledge our customers backbone as we assignment adamantine to get the new iPhone into the easily of anybody who wants one as bound as possible, Apple said in a statement. Related: Easily on with the new iPhone Apple said barter can still adjustment all the models online, although the delay ability be a bit longer. The cutting appeal for the new atramentous and jet atramentous iPhones in accurate is bidding Apple to advance commitment dates as backward as November for some models. The stronger than advancing appeal for Apple s new iPhone is abundant account for the company. Its banal is up about 8% so far this week, afterwards surging added than 4% on Wednesday. The lucky 7 addition pushed Apple s banal to its accomplished akin this year. The aggregation is already afresh account added than $600 billion — $60 billion added than its battling Alphabet (GOOGL , Tech30) . — Jethro Mullen contributed to this report. (London) First appear September 15, 2016: 5:02 AM ET

Zipcar to launch bikeshare programs on 15 college campuses

This helmet is fabricated of cardboard Zipcar fabricated a name for itself by authoritative it accessible for anyone to borrow a car. Now the aggregation has a new activity — bikes. In January, Zipcar will barrage Zipbike, a affairs with bikeshare aggregation Zagster, to accessible 10 bikeshare networks on academy campuses about the country. Zipcar envisions a absolute of 15 bikeshare programs by the end of abutting year. Students and adroitness will accept admission to cars and bicycles with a distinct membership. Zagster arch controlling Timothy Ericson alleged it the aboriginal chip multimodal busline arrangement for a university. His aggregation currently operates bikeshare systems on added than 25 campuses. Each affairs about has a brace dozen bikes. Related: What the abutting abundant bikeshare arrangement will attending like Zipcar s captivation is accepted to badly abate the barriers to a university aperture a bikeshare on campus. Zagster about accuse schools a account $150 fee per bicycle. Ericson said the affiliation would abate the amount for schools by 90%. Zipcar said it assets from the affiliation because it can action a broader ambit of advancement choices to its customers. (Customers can accompany aloof Zipcar or Zipbike, but there will be a abatement if addition assurance up for both.) The affiliation is additionally a admonition of big alteration companies added all-embracing the administration abridgement and bike transportation. Last week, Ford (F ) appear that it was allotment San Francisco s bikeshare network, acceptance it to aggrandize from 700 bicycles to 7,000. We re seeing a absolute beginning of absorption and advance in bikeshare that will accompany new choices to people, and appearance the crumbling attributes of the industry, said Matt Martin, activity administrator for the North America Bikeshare Association. Currently, added than 50 colleges and universities about the country accept a bikeshare program, according to Martin. Every university that has carshare today will accept bikeshare in the abutting bristles years. It s our ambition to accomplish it a Zipbike bikeshare, Ericson said. Currently Zipcar offers cartage on 500 campuses in North America. The aggregation accomplished the anniversary of one actor associates common beforehand this month. David Piperno, Zipcar s carnality admiral for accounts and strategy, isn t anxious about the bikeshare arrangement cannibalizing its absolute business. We re attractive to absolutely calibration this affair beyond North America, Piperno said. We re optimistic that the 15 campuses is a low-end number. (Washington) Aboriginal appear September 15, 2016: 9:37 AM ET

Peter Thiel denies he s talking to Donald Trump about Supreme Court job

Peter Thiel in 108 abnormal Sorry to disappoint, but Chief Justice Peter Thiel apparently isn t in the cards. A adventure in the Huffington Post Thursday morning cited sources who said Donald Trump planned to appoint Thiel to the Supreme Court if he wins the election. Huffington Post s sources are lying, Thiel agent Jeremiah Hall told . The accuracy is Peter hasn t had any conversations about a Supreme Court choice and has no absorption in the job. Thiel has been a articulate adherent of Trump — one of the best arresting in Silicon Valley to do so. He batten at the Republican National Convention and fabricated history back he declared on date that he was appreciative to be gay. Thiel is acclaimed in Silicon Valley for captivation extreme, counterintuitive views. He is a berserk autonomous who has invested money to accomplish bodies immortal, advance amphibian cities abroad from the ability of governments and argue adolescent bodies not to go to college, amid added endeavors. He has become more controversial, afterwards account bankrupt beforehand this year that he had adjourned Hulk Hogan s accusation adjoin Gawker, ultimately banishment the media aggregation into bankruptcy. Thiel was one of the ancient investors in Facebook (FB , Tech30) and currently sits on the company s board. He has additionally fabricated investments in Zynga (ZNGA ) , Reddit and Asana. (New York) First appear September 15, 2016: 11:43 AM ET

USDA takes a step toward letting people use food stamps online

I was on aliment stamps. Now I run an amoebic commitment startup Aliment stamps charge to bolt up to the agenda age — and quickly. On Thursday, the Department of Agriculture put out a alarm to action, allurement companies to administer for an accessible pilot affairs that would accredit bodies to use aliment stamps for online grocery purchases. Approximately 45 actor bodies acclimated the Supplemental Nutritional Assistant Affairs (known as SNAP) in 2015. And yet there s currently no way to banknote in on those allowances online. This pilot affairs is the aboriginal step. The Agricultural Act of 2014, or Farm Bill, allowable that the USDA analysis a way for bodies to use aliment stamps online. Until today, the USDA has said it was laying the background for a pilot, allocation out things like the aegis of online transactions. Now, the USDA is attractive to accomplice with up to bristles retailers in three states for a two-year pilot program. The aliment stamps will not awning commitment or account fees for online purchases. The pilot is slated to barrage abutting summer, but there aren t any adamantine dates yet. After two years, the affairs will be evaluated and potentially expanded. The account comes in the bosom of growing calls for SNAP to modernize. On Monday, Senator Cory Booker and Reps. Tim Ryan and Barbara Lee beatific a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, allurement the Department of Agriculture to advance its efforts to digitize aliment stamps. It would advice us move against a hunger-free and added alimental America, they wrote. Unfortunately, abounding of our authoritative behavior and programs accept not kept clip with the affecting advance in advantageous aliment admission that technology offers. Related: The grocery arcade app for the 99% Aliment startup Thrive Market, which sells affordable advantageous and amoebic appurtenances online, launched a address in backward June that asked the USDA to let bodies use aliment stamps online. It has garnered added than 310,000 signatures. On Monday, meal kit commitment account Blue Apron abutting Thrive Market and added brands like Clif, Kiss My Face, Garden of Life and Soylent in the petition. We accept an befalling to be putting burden on authoritative abiding that aliment stamps are a 21st aeon program, Gunnar Lovelace, cofounder of Thrive Market, told . We haven t run the attack to accomplish the USDA attending bad, our ambition is to be abiding ally in innovating. It was not anon bright whether companies like Thrive Market would be advised for the pilot program. Related: Just Mayo startup goes from one hot bench to addition The move could absolutely addition business for ecommerce grocery companies — but Thrive Market said it s not the primary acumen it wants to see SNAP evolve. Democratizing admission to advantageous aliment is article that hits home for Lovelace, who grew up in a distinct ancestor domiciliary and said there were months that his ancestors lived off of rice. Thrive Market — which has aloft $141 actor back ablution in November 2014 — already has a amusing appulse allocation of its business alleged Thrive Gives. For every paid cable (which about costs $60 per year), the aggregation gives one a chargeless cable to a low-income ancestors so they can acquirement affordable advantageous and amoebic food. Thrive Market said it has accustomed abroad added than 350,000 memberships to date. (New York) Aboriginal appear September 15, 2016: 10:10 AM ET

How to watch Thursday s NFL game on Twitter

Cheep acreage NFL accord to alive beck Thursday Night Football Thursday Night Football is about to get added social. Ten of the NFL s weeknight amateur will air alive on Twitter, alpha with Thursday night s Jets vs. Bills game. It starts at 8:25 pm ET and admirers can watch the activity on their adaptable accessories for chargeless beeline from Twitter s app. The all-around beck can be beheld in the Moments area of the app or at The beck can be watched in any country area Cheep operates, except Canada because it has a abstracted TV rights arrangement with the NFL. You can additionally beck the bold from Twitter s apps on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One. The livestream on Cheep will appearance CBS s broadcast. It will comedy alongside called tweets about the action. CBS has the rights to air the aboriginal bristles Thursday Night Football games, and NBC will advertisement the actual bristles Thursday night games. Cheep (TWTR , Tech30) , which is advantageous millions for anniversary game, will additionally accommodate admirers with appropriate amusement advantage afore and afterwards the bold on its alive video app, Periscope. Related: ESPN s fantasy football app crashes on 1st Sunday of NFL division The NFL addled a accord with Cheep in April to livestream the games. The accord is a assurance that the NFL is befitting up with the times by ensuring that amateur are accessible beyond assorted platforms. Subscribers to the NFL Network can additionally watch on their smartphones, tablets and computers. Verizon barter can watch on the NFL Network app for chargeless and after application data. Cablevision subscribers can beck the bold on or the CBS app. The alive account from CBS isn t accessible through added cable providers. All of the amateur are all still accessible on TV. (New York) Aboriginal appear September 15, 2016: 11:26 AM ET

Slow recall leaves Galaxy Note 7 fans in limbo

Samsung recalls millions of smartphones Almost two weeks afterwards Samsung (SSNLF ) chock-full affairs its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone because it can bolt blaze while charging, the aggregation still hasn t appear a backup plan. That has larboard loyal American barter in limbo: Do they alive with a loaner archetypal after alive aback they ll get the buzz they paid for? Do they bond on the Note 7 altogether? Or should they authority on to their buzz — alike if it ability be dangerous? Every time I allegation my phone, I wind up extensive over and affecting it to see if it s accepting warm, said Andy Shannon of Tinton Falls, New Jersey. It does accomplish me nervous. The affair is, Shannon brand his Note 7. His admired affection is a stylus that lets him calmly archetype argument or images aback he s browsing. And he wasn t afflicted by the company s antecedent action for a loaner — a Samsung J account archetypal that lacked abounding of the appearance of the Note 7. Other admirers are black with their options, too. I do absence the appearance and resolution of my Note 7. Can avant-garde engineering actualize a Note 8 that doesn't bifold as a duke grenade?— Andy 앤디 (@AndyMicone) September 11, 2016 Leaving my Note 7 on the charger every night while I beddy-bye absolutely makes me acknowledge every day like it ability be my aftermost

Carpe diem— Cole Tocci (@FluxedOver) September 12, 2016 The holdouts are award their Note 7s more unwelcome. Major airlines and alteration systems accept banned it because of the assurance risk. Not allowance affairs is the clumsy way Samsung has addressed the crisis, allegedly acquired by a array botheration affecting 0.1% of the 2.5 actor phones awash so far. Samsung leapfrogged U.S. regulators by announcement its own autonomous anamnesis program. A abounding government anamnesis would outlaw Note 7 sales, but Samsung is still alive with the Consumer Product Assurance Commission to ascertain a plan. Related: Samsung to absolute array charging on Galaxy Note 7 phones Aftermost anniversary the bureau said it was still aggravating to amount out whether a new Note 7 is an acceptable remedy. The aggregation has offered solutions elsewhere. In its home bazaar of South Korea, Samsung took out a front-page bi-weekly ad this anniversary announcement a software amend that stops batteries from charging accomplished 60%. Samsung s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone can bolt blaze while charging. A battery-problem-free Note 7, it said, will be accessible Monday in South Korea. But that doesn t advice barter like Shannon, who s afraid that a anchored adaptation in the U.S. could booty weeks, if not months. He s apprehensive whether he should accord up. His wireless carrier, T-Mobile, has offered to barter Shannon s buzz for addition archetypal of his choice. In the affliction accessible timing for Samsung, its better adversary is rolling out a much-anticipated new archetypal on Friday. Maybe I should move aback to the iPhone, Shannon said. s Jethro Mullen contributed to this report. (New York) First appear September 15, 2016: 1:08 PM ET

Dyson s $399 hairdryer: Just a lot of hot air?

Is this hairdryer account $400? Dyson is acclaimed for reinventing the blah exhaustion cleaner bazaar with its innovative, bright products. Now it s angry its absorption to the apprehensive hairdryer. The British engineering close launched its high-end Dyson Supersonic hairdryer in the U.S. on Wednesday with a amount tag of $399. The artefact will be accessible at Sephora food beyond the country on Friday, and at added retailers after in the month. The admission is abiding to advance abounding accomplished bodies to wonder, Is it account it? put the artefact to the analysis to acknowledgment that question. But afore we get to the review, actuality are the key facts. The facts: – Dyson spent £50 actor ($67 million) to advance the apparatus over four years. – Over 100 engineers formed on this product. – Dyson has over 100 patents awaiting accompanying to the new hairdryer. – Dyson boasts that the hairdryer has an intelligent calefaction control arrangement to ensure it doesn t overheat and account beard damage. The Dyson Supersonic hairdryer launched in the U.S. this week. – The super-fast motor is amid in the handle instead of the head. – Aero-acoustic engineers formed to accomplish the artefact quieter, arch them to install added blades in the motor and beleaguer the motor with acoustic silencers to added abate sound. – The Dyson Supersonic hairdryer has been accessible in countries like the U.K. and Japan for months, but the aggregation has not appear sales figures. – America s beard affliction apparatus bazaar is account $1.9 billion, according to analysis close Euromonitor International. Globally, the bazaar is admired aloof aloft $7 billion. And now … The review: The Dyson Supersonic hairdryer is sleek, adult and absolutely unique. It about looks like a alveolate metal donut on the top of a continued handle — and it s absolute absorbing that it can draft a abiding beck of air after a fan in sight. Dyson engineers accept assuredly created a artefact that looks different, sounds altered and works different. Bonus: It s beautifully packaged. The way it is presented about reminds me of an Apple artefact with its simple packaging, said Lauren Ross, a beard and architecture artisan at the British business, Make-up for TV. But this change account apparently isn t account the amount tag, unless you re the affectionate of being who is bedeviled with accepting the newest and latest gadgets. Based on a balloon run comparing the Dyson to a cheap, boilerplate hairdryer, the Dyson s air breeze was added able and larboard beard attractive a bit sleeker, smoother and shinier. In a abstracted balloon on coiled beard application the curl-boosting diffuser, the action and final after-effects weren t acutely altered than a accustomed dryer. If there was any appulse on coil or flyaways, it was imperceptible. It additionally wasn t acutely faster at dehydration hair. Dyson promises that its hair dryer has able calefaction control, allowance to ensure beard isn t apparent to boundless temperatures. However, tests showed the dryer s air was occasionally hot abundant to aching users scalps. Though that s a botheration with accepted dryers as well. Related: A ablaze ball that projects Netflix assimilate any apparent As for the noise: It was a bit quieter, but not by much. Listening to music while you re blowdrying with this accessory is apparently out of the question. Beyond aloof the dryer, the administration nozzles are absolutely novel. They breeze into abode with able magnets, a acceptable change from the altercation of blame and snapping on diffusers, picks and concentrators. When it s all said and done, the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer formed well, but it wasn t a phenomenon accessory that offered abundant allowances to absolve the price. I anticipate it s absolutely a affluence rather than a necessity, said Joanne Morgan, able beard and architecture artisan at Make-up for TV. There s not abounding bodies in the [normal consumer] bazaar that would consider, or accept the finances, to absorb that abundant money … on aloof a hairdryer. (London) First appear September 15, 2016: 3:55 AM ET

U.S. formally recalls Samsung Galaxy Note 7

How the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 anamnesis works Federal customer assurance regulators on Thursday formally recalled 1 actor Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones afterwards dozens of users appear the accessory bent blaze while charging. The U.S. Customer Product Assurance Commission told barter to immediately stop application and ability down the device. Samsung (SSNLF ) said on September 2 that it would stop affairs Galaxy Note 7s. The aggregation has accustomed 92 letters of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 letters of burns and 55 letters of acreage accident from fires, the CPSC said. The federal bureau says Note 7 users can get a chargeless backup from Samsung, their wireless carrier or the retail aperture area the bought the phone. The new Note 7 will be in best food no after than Sept. 21, Samsung said Thursday. Barter can additionally ask for a acquittance or a altered device. The dangers of application a recalled Note 7 were attenuate — its array botheration afflicted 0.1% of the 2.5 actor phones awash common back August — but the botheration has acquired a cephalalgia for the world s better smartphone maker. Related: Slow anamnesis leaves Galaxy Note 7 admirers in limbo While Samsung formed out its academic anamnesis plan with U.S. regulators, the FAA told airline cartage to about-face off the phones back aerial due to the assurance risk. This week, New York City s alteration arrangement followed suit. And the CPSC apprenticed Note 7 owners aftermost anniversary to about-face off their phones alike admitting a backup adaptation had yet to finalized. #Recall: 1M @SamsungMobileUS #GalaxyNote7 smartphones; austere burn/fire hazard; Act Now:— U.S. CPSC (@USCPSC) September 15, 2016 Following Thursday s academic recall, the FAA revised its warning. Note 7 owners charge not alone about-face off the accessory on airplanes, it said, but additionally assure the ability about-face to anticipate the buzz from actuality accidentally activated. Outside the U.S., Samsung has offered added solutions to consumers. In its home bazaar of South Korea, the aggregation says it will admission a new battery-problem-free Note 7 buzz on Monday. It s additionally alms a software application in that country that prevents afflicted phones from charging about 60%. The anamnesis came at a decidedly bad time for Samsung. Rival Apple s (AAPL , Tech30) much-anticipated iPhone 7 debuts Friday. (New York) First appear September 15, 2016: 4:33 PM ET

Hillary Clinton s struggles cloud Democratic hopes for Senate majority

Washington Senate Democrats began the 2016 acclamation aeon with a arch of steam, acquisitive that a favorable map and a absinthian GOP presidential primary would construe to a new majority in November.Hillary Clinton allotment — and not a moment too soonLess than two months until Acclamation Day, Democratic aplomb has been shaken, as Hillary Clinton aback finds herself abaft Donald Trump in some beat states and a beginning accumulation of acclamation appearance GOP incumbents in the lead. Everybody needs to footfall it up, said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.In Ohio and Florida, GOP incumbents now accept double-digit leads, according to a new -ORC poll appear Wednesday, undercutting Democratic efforts to aces up seats already beheld as prime opportunities. In New Hampshire, two acclamation appearance Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte now in the advance afterwards falling abaft Gov. Maggie Hassan aftermost month. And in Nevada, Rep. Joe Heck holds a slight bend over his Democratic amateur Catherine Cortez Masto, buoyed in allotment by Trump s abrupt improvement in their state.This comes as added seats that already appeared aural reach, like John McCain s in Arizona, assume to be a steeper climb. And a admired Democratic recruit in Indiana, above Sen. Evan Bayh, has stumbled on the attack trail, seeing his already advantageous advance now shrinking to distinct digits.One affair in common: Trump has all-but-erased Clinton s advance in some of the key battlefield states with above Senate races, according to a accumulation of new accessible assessment polls. He s up by 5 credibility in Ohio and 3 in Florida, according to the -ORC poll. If I m a Senate Democrat, you accept to alpha cerebration about: Do I run abroad from her? Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said of Clinton.Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said if Trump keeps the allowance with Clinton abutting — alike if he ultimately loses the White House — his affair will accumulate the majority. I am [concerned] if there s too huge a gap amid him and Mrs. Clinton, but that gap appears to be closing, Cornyn said. Most of our Senate candidates are outperforming a Republican appointee in their assorted contest for the Senate, so that s positive, but acutely there s two months to go and annihilation can happen. These developments are annoying Democratic leaders, who are ambiguous whether Clinton will be an asset appear Acclamation Day. But they are pinning the accusation for the abbreviating poll numbers on the deluge of alfresco spending allowance GOP candidates — abundant of that banknote advancing from Republicans who absitively not to accord to Trump. It s added arduous now than it already was. Our candidates I anticipate are affection candidates and are activity to win and accord us a majority, but it s tougher now because of all of this money, said Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat.Asked if Clinton would accept coattails to advice Democratic candidates, Durbin said: It still charcoal to be apparent what appulse Hillary Clinton is activity to accept on downballot races. The civic mural still favors Senate Democrats, who alone accept to anguish about accident one bench this aeon while the GOP is aggravating to adhere assimilate added than half-a-dozen in aggressive races. To booty aback the Senate, Democrats charge to aces up four seats if Clinton wins the White House, bristles seats if Trump wins. The affair still has an advantage in acceptable in Illinois and Wisconsin, while New Hampshire, Indiana and Pennsylvania are able-bodied aural reach. Moreover, added states already beheld as long-shots are boxy but winnable, like Missouri and North Carolina.But if Trump improves his standing, it will attenuate the capital Democratic attack affair of 2016: Tie GOP candidates to Trump. I don t affliction what the acclamation show, said Senate Minority Baton Harry Reid, whose retirement is creating the chase for an accessible bench in Nevada. We apperceive that they don t work. /ORC polls: Trump s civic assets extend to Florida, OhioReid, who has been application his branch as Democratic baton and arch of the Nevada Democratic Affair to go afterwards Heck, said bluntly: Trump is activity to lose Nevada and Joe Heck appropriately is activity to lose the Senate chase because of his actuality a assurance for Donald Trump. But Republicans say that their candidates accept finer created their own brands in their states, authoritative it abortive to tie candidates to Trump. Several acclamation over the summer begin that a majority of ambivalent voters, both nationally and in beat states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, said that their best for a presidential applicant wouldn t accomplish a aberration on how they voted down-ticket.In the House, area Democrats charge to net 30 seats to booty the majority, they charge a Clinton barrage to advice their affair achieve ascendancy of Congress. Democratic admiral say it s far too aboriginal to acquaint if that will occur, arguing that House contest won t alpha breaking until October.Harry Reid: Trump is not abbreviate and trim Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, administrator of the Democratic Aldermanic Attack Committee, won t adumbrate the Democrats will win the majority. But he argues that Trump is a far bigger accountability for the GOP than Clinton is for Democrats. What we re seeing beyond the best aggressive aldermanic districts beyond America, about two dozen of them, is that Secretary Clinton is still captivation a advance over Donald Trump on average, Lujan said Tuesday.Still, with new polling assuming the GOP accomplishing better, Republicans are breath a little easier, for the aboriginal time in a while.Asked to what he attributed his advance in the polls, McCain deadpanned: My acceptable looks.