Amid allegations by a number of women accusing Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual advances, and ongoing leaks of a high-level Hillary Clinton campaign official’s emails, CBS News’ latest poll reflects the concerns voters have about both nominees’ weaknesses. Our poll asked about Trump’s attitude toward women, Clinton’s various email scandals, and a host of other hot-button issues.
“A lot going on”
Donald Trump claiming that the 2016 presidential election is “rigged” against him is nothing new: the Republican nominee has been making similar claims for months. But as the election nears and polls show Democrat Hillary Clinton ahead nationally and in many key battleground states, Trump has ratcheted up his focus on voter fraud.
Las Vegas will host its first-ever general election presidential debate tomorrow night. The desert gambling mecca has transformed itself in recent years and moved away from its image as a mob-run “Sin City.” See how some of the gaming industry’s leading voices are working like never before to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.
With the party’s standard-bearer down in the polls, what’s a Republican politician to do -- particularly those who have already endorsed Donald Trump? Some have thrown Trump overboard, some have made it clear they’ll remain loyal to the nominee. Others, however, are trying to keep Trump’s supporters happy while distancing themselves from the businessman. Can it work?
Battle for Mosul
The U.S.-backed battle for Mosul began east of the city, where Iraqi Kurdish fighters are going house to house hunting down ISIS fighters still trying to hold out. In the recaptured town of Tarjala, they showed off the tunnels ISIS militants had built to defend themselves -- and the aftermath of the four U.S. airstrikes that destroyed them.
Keep truckin’ on
America’s trucking industry is facing a severe driver shortage. One estimate says about 48,000 drivers are needed to move 70 percent of the nation’s goods. We go undercover to see how companies are aggressively recruiting retirees, and how the increase in older drivers translates to potential danger on our highways.
The White House is getting ready for President Obama’s final state dinner. It will honor Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and famed chef Mario Batali -- known for his Italian cuisine -- has been drafted in to help put together the menu. We get a sneak peek at what Batali and the White House executive dining staff are cooking up.
In a boon for U.S. retailers, consumers are expected to start opening their wallets for the holiday shopping season. But with Americans increasingly going online, rather than to the mall, that spending surge is unlikely to spur a seasonal hiring boom -- with one notable exception.
Retirement gender gap
Women in the U.S. are far more likely than men to live in poverty when they get old. We look at the factors that are hindering women in preparing for retirement, from a stubbornly persistent gender wage gap to the financial impact of interrupting their career to have children.