Biden reframes his ‘clown’ dig at Trump in Miami town hall, backs turning Roe v. Wade into law

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden fielded questions from voters at an NBC News town hall event in Miami on Monday night, and in his answers he urged people to wear masks, said President Trump was partly to blame for contracting COVID-19, and suggested he shouldn’t have called him a “clown” during last week’s debate.

After a voter asked Biden about Trump’s “bullying” interruptions at the debate, moderator Lester Holt noted “it was an ugly debate, and it hit some lows — you called him a ‘clown,’ a ‘fool,’ you told him to ‘shut up.’ It seemed to go against some of the language you’ve said about, you know, not being divisive. Do you regret any part on your part?”

Biden said as Trump kept lobbing “invectives” and personal gibes at him, he tried hard “to figure out how I could possibly have him respect the debate, respect the evening.” And

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Former Advertiser editor, columnist Madera A. Spencer turning 100


In 1955, she was hired as the newspaper’s society editor, and would stay with the Advertiser for 27 years; On Oct. 8 the longtime fashion expert from Montgomery will celebrate her birthday.

Madera A. Spencer, who was a society editor and columnist for the Montgomery Advertiser for 27 years, turns 100 on Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo: Contributed)

The Montgomery Advertiser’s Jan. 5, 1955, issue had a busy front page with photos of two amazing women.

At the top was Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe. The other — buried below a dozen small stories — was the smiling face of 34-year-old Madera A. Spencer.

Then publisher R.P. Hudson had just hired Madera as the Advertiser’s society and fashion editor. She had already been published in national magazines and held presidential roles in several writer organizations.

Madera, who turns 100 on Oct. 8, would write several regular columns for the Advertiser over

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