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First things first: Frankenstorm. Some say this could be the storm of the century, but who knows what could happen between now and then? The storm has already ravaged the Caribbean, causing 40 deaths. Meteorologists expect a combination of high winds, heavy rain and extreme tides, according to the BBC. It could also bring snow. Our weather blogger believes it has the potential to become the "perfect storm," causing all kinds of drama. It should hit the U.S. late Monday or early Tuesday. ---------- Donald Trump's "October Surprise" left many a little disappointed. Some believe President Obama should release his education records and passport applications. That's not a surprise, that's a request. He did offer to donate $5 million to charity …
Donald Trump is offering $5 million to a charity of President Barack Obama's choice if the president will release his passport applications and college records.
After a lot of hype about an announcement he had that would have a significant impact on the election, businessman and one-time potential candidate for president himself, Donald Trump, made his big announcement on Wednesday. It turned out to be not as much of an announcement as it was a challenge. On YouTube, Trump asked the president to release his college and passport applications and records. If he does, Trump pledged to donate $5 million dollars to the charity of Obama's choice. Well, OK then. A different kind of "October surprise," to say the least. So what do you think about Trump's announcement? Something likely to have an impact on the election, or just Trump's way of keeping his own name in the news?