Politics

  • In a Devastating Ruling, Judge Throws out Trump Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
    In_a_devastating_ruling__judge_throws_out_trump_lawsuit_in_pennsylvania_ 2020-11-22 11:20:32 UTC
    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) &mdash; A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign&rsquo;s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots.</p><p>The case was always a long shot t...

  • Poll Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus
    Poll_workers_test_positive_for_coronavirus 2020-11-16 17:26:15 UTC
    Despite painstaking efforts to keep election sites safe, some poll workers who came in contact with voters on Election Day have tested positive for the coronavirus, including more than two dozen in Missouri and cases in New York, Iowa, Indiana and Virginia.The infections cannot be tied definitive...

  • Biden to Move Ahead with Vaccine Makers Despite Delayed Handoff
    Biden_to_move_ahead_with_vaccine_makers_despite_delayed_handoff 2020-11-16 17:26:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election. That delayed handoff is especially problematic during a public health...

  • U.S. Democracy on Trial
    U.s._democracy_on_trial_ 2020-11-16 17:23:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.”President Donald Trump, who has professed admiration for, if not deep...

  • Key Role for Black Policy Leaders on Biden's Transition Team
    Key_role_for_black_policy_leaders_on_biden's_transition_team-_biden_harris 2020-11-13 02:24:25 UTC
    DETROIT (AP) — Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, marking one of the most diverse agency review teams in history. Of the 500-plus team members announced this week, more than half are women, and Black men and women are leading more than one-...

  • Democrats Urge GOP to 'Accept Reality'
    Democrats_urge_gop_to_'accept_reality'_ 2020-11-13 02:04:52 UTC
    Washington (dpa) - Top Democrats in the US Congress on Thursday called on Republicans to accept President Donald Trump's election defeat and to focus instead on addressing the surging coronavirus pandemic. "They're engaged in an absurd circus right now, refusing to accept reality," Speaker of...

  • Joe Biden Wins Major Victory in U.S. Election
    Joe_biden_wins_major_victory_in_us_elections 2020-11-07 17:19:42 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.</p><p>His victory came after more tha...

  • Reports: Vladimir Putin Has Parkinson's Disease, May Stand Down
    Reports-_vladimir_putin_has_parkinson's_disease__may_stand_down 2020-11-06 19:31:04 UTC
    <p>The Kremlin has denied reports that Russian President <a data-sys="1" href="https://www.newsweek.com/topic/vladimir-putin">Vladimir Putin</a> is planning to step down due to health problems, the Russian state-owned TASS news agency reports.</p><p>Putin&#39;s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said ...

  • Biden Sees a 'Clear Path to Victory'
    Biden_sees_a_'clear_path_to_victory'_ 2020-11-04 19:37:35 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash;&nbsp;</p><p>Neither candidate cleared the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, and the margins were tight in several other battleground states. Top advisers for both Biden and Trump on Wednesday morning expressed confidence that they respectively h...

  • Trump Falsely Claims Victory - Neither Candidate Had the Votes Needed to Win
    Trump_falsely_claims_victory_-_neither_candidate_had_the_votes_needed_to_win 2020-11-04 08:38:12 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; &nbsp;President Donald Trump, in an early morning appearance at the White House, made premature claims of victories in several key states and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court. It was unclear exactly what legal action he might try to pursue.</p><p>&nb...

  • Polls Are Open in US, as Biden Leads Trump by Double Digits
    Polls_are_open_in_us__as_biden_leads_trump_by_double_digits 2020-11-03 07:22:30 UTC
    <p>Washington (dpa) - Election Day in the United States is officially underway, with the main spotlight focused on the race for the White House between President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term, and his rival, the veteran Democrat Joe Biden.&nbsp;</p><p>Two small towns in the north-eas...

  • US Election 2020 Exposes America's Racial and Cultural Divides
    Us_election_2020_exposes_america's_racial_and_cultural_divides 2020-11-03 06:02:48 UTC
    <p>PITTSBURGH (AP) &mdash; In the closing hours of a campaign shadowed by a once-in-a-century pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump charged across the nation Monday delivering an incendiary but unsupported allegation that the election is rigged, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden pushed to cla...

  • Rose Garden - The Coronavirus Event
    Rose_garden_-_the_coronavirus_event 2020-10-03 19:47:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON — The Sept. 26 U.S. President Donald Trump's Rose Garden ceremony for Judge Barrett was most likely a “super-spreader” event, and ironically, it could sink Mr Trump's SCOTUS nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. So far, people attending the event who have test...

  • Coronavirus: Trump Admitted to Hospital
    Gop-_trump_may_drop_out_of_us_presidential_race 2020-10-02 21:36:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday. Trump was to depart the White House by helicopter late Friday for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a White House official said. The off...

  • Biden and his wife test negative for coronavirus
    Biden_and_his_wife_test_negative_for_coronavirus 2020-10-02 21:35:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump testing positive for the coronavirus (all times EDT): 12:30 p.m. Joe Biden has tested negative for the coronavirus, his primary care doctor confirmed on Friday. The Democratic presidential nominee and his...

  • Trump Tests Positive For COVID-19
    Trump_tests_positive_for_covid-19 2020-10-02 05:24:17 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday.</p><p>Trump&rsquo;s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus afte...

  • The First Presidential Debate: A Pitiful and Tragic Advertisement for U.S. Dysfunction
    The_first_presidential_debate-_a_pitiful_and_tragic_advertisement_for_u.s._dysfunction 2020-09-30 21:43:24 UTC
    <p>GENEVA (AP) &mdash; &ldquo;Chaos, interruptions, personal attacks and insults,&rdquo; one Chinese newspaper editor said of the U.S. presidential debate. An Australian counterpart said the debate was &ldquo;swamped&rdquo; by the &ldquo;rancor engulfing America.&rdquo; Denmark&rsquo;s prime mini...

  • Trump and Ivanka Could Face Jail Time for Tax Fraud
    Trump_and_ivanka_could_face_jail_time_for_tax_fraud 2020-09-29 21:52:04 UTC
    <p>Both President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are liable to face jail time due to tax fraud should the president lose his reelection bid in November, a former Watergate prosecutor told <em>CNN</em> on Tuesday.</p><p>Nick Akerman, who investigated former President Richard Nixon&#39;s tax ...

  • The New York Times Obtained Trump’s Tax Information
    The_new_york_times_obtained_trump%e2%80%99s_tax_information 2020-09-27 23:13:21 UTC
    <p>President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.</p><p>Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make ...

  • Trump Might Ban Alibaba in U.S.
    Trump_might_ban_alibaba_in_u.s. 2020-08-15 23:54:54 UTC
    <p>BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday during a press conference that he was &ldquo;looking into&rdquo; whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States.&nbsp;</p><p>Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such...

  • Biden Holds 11-Point Lead in PBS/NPR/Marist Poll
    Biden_holds_10-point_lead_in_pbs_poll 2020-08-15 22:43:11 UTC
    <div class="post__col "><div class="post__col-right"><h2>More Americans trust Biden than Trump to handle the pandemic</h2><a class="post__category" href="https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics">Politics</a>&nbsp; <time class="post__date" content="2020-08-14T05:00:28-04:00" itemprop="datePublished"...

  • Trump Apparently Plans to Sabotage U.S. Election
    Trump_apparently_plans_to_sabotage_the_u.s._election 2020-08-13 19:56:52 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pan...

  • New Poll: Majority of Scots Want Independence From UK
    New_poll-_majority_of_scots_wants_independence_from_uk 2020-08-13 07:05:31 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - A majority of Scots support independence from the United Kingdom, a YouGov poll found on Wednesday, with support for nationalists bolstered by a much more positive view of how they have responded to COVID-19 compared with London. The poll for the Times newspaper found that 5...

  • A Strong Kamala Harris Delivers Powerful Speech as VP Candidate
    A_strong_kamala_harris_delivers_powerful_speech_as_vp_candidate 2020-08-12 22:30:42 UTC
    <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Democrat Kamala Harris made her campaign-trail debut as Joe Biden&rsquo;s vice presidential running mate on Wednesday, criticizing Republican Donald Trump for mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic and making an urgent argument for a Biden administration.&nbsp;</p><p...

  • Obama on Harris as VP: Now Let's Go Win This Thing
    Obama_on_harris_as_vp--_now_let's_go_win_this_thing 2020-08-12 22:30:32 UTC
    Former President Barack Obama has led congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris on her selection by Joe Biden as his running mate. Mr Obama released a statement lauding Senator Harris’ career and inspirational life story. He called her an ideal partner for Mr Biden and said that his former vice...