TRENDING TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH: The third GOP debate… and CNBC. It’s hard to find agreement between Republicans and Democrats on many issues these days, but last night everyone agreed that the hosts of CNBC’s debate failed miserably at their task. They became the story and may have even turned viewers away due to their lack of control of the debate floor. We will have Spanish-language media’s reactions to the debate tomorrow; in the meantime, we leave you with twitter reactions below.
Tales from the Trail: Debaters attack media, save worst for @CNBC moderators at#GOPDebate. http://reut.rs/1MuuCEP NPR Politics @nprpolitics Oct 28
Final: Fiorina: 10:32 Rubio: 10:10 Kasich: 9:42 Trump: 9:26 Christie: 8:31 Huckabee:7:39 Cruz: 7:34 Carson: 7:02 Bush: 6:39 Paul: 6:15
MIAMI-DADE TRANSIT UPDATE: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo discussed transportation with Humberto Cortina on “Al ritmo de Miami” on Radio Mambi 710AM.
“All our elected officials are talking about transportation, at every level of government we hear discussion on
Commissioner Bovo stated, “many of the solutions will help transit issues in the future. We want our residents to be able to go anywhere in the county without using their cars. The idea is to also have the input from private companies. We want them to get involved more, so they can also provide solutions. We also need to go beyond Miami-Dade, including Broward and Palm Beach Counties to achieve real connectivity.”
OBAMA-BOEHNER BUDGET DEAL: President Barack Obama and outgoing House Speaker John Boehner reached a budget deal that raised the debt limit and avoided a government shutdown later this year (read more here). Roberto Rodriguez-Tejeradiscussed the deal with Doctor Manrique Iriarte on “Contacto Directo” onActualidad 1020AM.
Iriarte explained some of the particulars of the deal and highlighted its importance. “This agreement between the Republican Congressional leadership and the White House is a great step forward for our country, and is definitely a political victory for the Obama administration.” Iriarte continued, “I think that they are finally understanding that to achieve anything related to policy with this Congress, they have to work really hard behind closed doors and not focus on a political campaign message like they have done in the past. That is likely how they came to an agreement.” He also quoted the Congressional Budget Office, which is nonpartisan, saying “this could bring around 500,000 additional jobs in the next two years, stimulating the confidence of business owners and consumers.” Iriarte concluded, “this deal is a victory for the country, not only a political success for the White House.”