‘It’s A Rallying Cry’ – New Polls Show Pres. Trump Overtake Pres. Biden in 2024 Matchup Following Mugshot – One America News Network

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 24: Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to depart at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after being booked at the Fulton County jail on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Trump was booked on multiple charges related to an alleged plan to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
6:20 AM –Thursday, August 31, 2023

New polls have shown former President Donald Trump overtaking President Joe Biden in a 2024 matchup following the release of Trump’s mugshot.


“[The mugshot] is a political gift,” Luke Ball, CEO of Masonboro Strategies, told One America News. “This mugshot is a humongous in-kind contribution from Fanni Willis and Fulton County.”

Trump has leapfrogged Biden into the lead, according to the new YouGov/Economist poll. The poll shows the 45th president beating Biden by one percent following a four-point jump from the end of July to the end of August. It was conducted after the public release of the mugshot.

“It’s almost as if [the mugshot’s] a rallying cry,” Ball said. “There’s nothing stronger than an image in a political campaign. And the image of Joe Biden going after Donald Trump on the federal level, and these weaponized district attorneys across the United States on state levels going after Donald Trump is the image that they’re going to take into the voting booth.”

The mugshot has resulted in a fundraising frenzy for the Trump campaign. The campaign announced it has raised more than $9.4 million since the mugshot was released, selling 36,000 t-shirts. Further, the team revealed it has raised more than $20 million in the month of August. Ball says the events in Fulton County, Georgia will only draw more possible voters to Trump’s side.

“I really believe that some people who don’t even normally tune into politics, like some of the urban areas of Atlanta, you saw they reacted to [Trump] when he was driving through their towns and their cities on his way to get indicted and all the way back from it,” Ball said. “They’re starting to look at this and get involved in politics a little bit and have opinions about it.”

Trump emphasized this in a newly released video, saying Biden’s entire campaign hinged on the indictments.

“Joe Biden’s only campaign strategy is indicting me,” Trump said. “That’s all they can do. Keep indicting me on nonsense, going on extended vacations, and sleep, sleep, sleep. That’s what he wants to do. He wants to sleep, and he wants to go to the beach and sleep. He thinks he looks good in a bathing suit. He doesn’t.”

The indictments appear to be backfiring, as Trump also leads Biden by 2% in the new Emerson College poll. Ball asserted that independent voters are backing the 45th president.

“Independents are going to have to look at the two options, presumably Donald Trump and Joe Biden and say, ‘Who do I want to command for the next four years,” Ball explained. “Joe Biden can’t command a sentence. How is he going to command four more years of this administration?”

Trump has seen his support swell in the Republican primary. Morning Consult shows Trump leading Florida Governor Ron DeSantis by 44%. An internal poll commissioned by the Trump Team also revealed that 54% of likely Republican voters viewed Trump as “very favorable.”

“The only chance that any of the other candidates have at getting the Republican presidential nomination is if Donald Trump drops out or goes away,” Ball said. “And I don’t foresee that happening.”

According to RealClearPolitics polling average, Trump was leading the GOP primary by slightly less than 15% in 2015. In 2023, he’s leading the pack by more than 40%.

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Millions More Workers Would Be Entitled To Overtime Pay Under A Proposed Biden Admin. Rule – One America News Network

Deputy Labor Secretary Julie Su testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee during her confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of the Labor Department in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

OAN’s James Meyers
5:40 PM – Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The Biden administration proposed a new rule on Wednesday that would make 3.6 million more workers eligible for overtime pay.


The new rule revealed by the Department of Labor, would require employers to pay overtime to salaried workers who make less than $55,000 a year that are in executive, administrative and professional roles.  

The new threshold is up from the current one of $35,568, which has been in place since 2019 under the Trump administration, who raised it from $23,660 under the Obama administration.

The new rule is subject to a public commentary period and wouldn’t take effect for several months. The new changes would have the largest impact on retail, hospitality, food, manufacturing and other industries where managerial employees meet the requirements of the threshold. 

“I’ve heard from workers again and again about working long hours, for no extra pay, all while earning low salaries that don’t come anywhere close to compensating them for their sacrifices,” acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su said in a statement. 

The new rule could face pushback from businesses who won a legal challenge against a similar regulation Joe Biden announced as Vice President with the Obama administration, where they advocated to raise the threshold up to $47,000. 

Currently under the Fair Labor Standards Act, almost all U.S. hourly workers are entitled to overtime pay after working over 40 hours a week, at no less than time-and-half their regular rates. 

However, salaried workers who perform executive, professional or administrative roles are exempt from that requirement unless they earn below a certain threshold. 

27% of salaried workers would be entitled to overtime pay under the new rule, because they make less than the threshold, according to the Labor Department. 

However, business leaders argue the new salary requirement would force small businesses to convert salaried workers to hourly ones to track working time. 

The National Association of Manufacturers warned last year that this would challenge any expansion of overtime coverage, saying the new changes would disrupt supply chain and labor supply issues. 

Additionally, 300,000 more manufacturing workers would be entitled to overtime pay. Along with another 180,000 hospitality and leisure workers, and 600,000 in the health care and social services sector, according to the Labor Department. 

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