Mathematica: Fox News Wins GOP Debate With 24 Million Viewers, Keeping Tim Cook Safe and More

By Allen McDuffee
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Some of today explained, in numbers…

  • Fox News may have been the winner of Thursday’s GOP debate with a record 24 million viewers.
  • Via Facebook and Twitter, more than 1400 questions about immigration came in for Republican contenders to answer, according to moderator Chris Wallace.
  • Teens and technology: 57% say they’ve made a friend online, according to a new Pew study.
  • Apple spend $700,000 a year to keep Tim Cook safe.
  • Happy Hour! Here are the 20 best cities to live in for beer lovers.

The Rundown

1. Mitch McConnell’s Trump Calculation 

Jane Mayer at The New Yorker takes a deep dive on the risk of McConnell’s refusal to restrain the chief executive of the United States. 

2. 500,000+ Zoom Accounts Are For Sale on the Dark Web

Credentials of individuals and high-profile companies like Chase have been swept up, marking a new headache for the videoconferencing giant.

3. Bernie Sanders Endorses Joe Biden

Sanders told Biden, “We need you in the White House,” during a teleconference. But how many of his supporters heard him?

4. Paul Manafort Is Seeking Prison Release Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Trump’s former campaign manager claims he is “high risk.” 

5. Joe Biden Could Get a Critical Boost From a Black VP Pick

New polling suggests Biden could garner more enthusiasm among black voters in battleground states by picking a black woman.

6. Sanofi and GSK Partner on COVID-19 Vaccine

The Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline vaccine will enter clinical trials later in 2020, but still won’t be available until late 2021.