Dr Fauci predicts a ‘significant drop’ in Covid cases as US nears 40% of its population vaccinated

[ad_1] Dr Anthony Fauci is finally giving Americans some good news. America’s top infectious disease doctor predicts a ‘a real change, the start of a precipitous drop’ in new daily COVID-19 infections now that the share of U.S. adults vaccinated against the virus is nearly 40 percent.  ‘When you do that, that’s when people are […]

Bill Cassidy on GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’

[ad_1] “If we idolize one person, we will lose,” Cassidy told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “And that’s kind of clear from the last election.” Cassidy, a moderate, was one of seven GOP senators who joined all Senate Democrats in voting to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, but the 57 […]

Dozens of Hong Kong former lawmakers charged under national security law

[ad_1] If found guilty of “conspiracy to commit subversion” they could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. Those charged were among 53 people — many prominent former lawmakers, activists and district councilors — who were arrested last month for organizing, planning and participating in a primary election for the city’s democratic opposition last […]

CPAC 2021 speeches: 2024 GOP prospects seek their own breakout moments at Trump-dominated conference

[ad_1] Though it will take years for the 2024 race to fully take shape, this year’s CPAC in Orlando, Florida, offered a window into a GOP primary dominated by a new Republican Party built around the grievances that animated Trump’s campaigns and his presidency.  Speakers embraced Trump’s lies about the 2020 election being rigged. Organizers built […]

Ben Sasse blasts party for ‘weird worship of one dude’ after Nebraska GOP rebukes him for impeachment vote

[ad_1] The Nebraska GOP’s state central committee formally expressed its disappointment but stopped short of a formal censure, though the resolution said Sasse “stands rebuked” by the Nebraska GOP. The senator, who was reelected last fall with 63% of the vote, dismissed the decision in a statement on Saturday, saying, “Most Nebraskans don’t think politics […]

Ron Klain emerges as a force behind the scenes — and on Twitter

[ad_1] A month into the job, he is facing the most significant blowback of his tenure after pushing for a controversial friend to lead Biden’s budget office without consulting first with key senators, leading to questions about overconfidence in dealing with an evenly divided Senate. Central figure Since the moment Klain was selected to serve […]

Questions grow about discrimination’s role in the hurdles Biden’s nominees are facing

[ad_1] It’s not yet possible to make hard data comparisons with past administrations, in part because the confirmation process is ongoing and in part because Biden’s picks have been more diverse overall. But there is a growing sense of frustration about the obstacles that some of these nominees are facing. “The principle here is — […]

Opinion: Keep your eye on Kentucky’s voting plans

[ad_1] It began with a successfully executed 2020 election, in which Kentucky, which has some of the most restrictive voting rules in the nation, eased voter access in light of the pandemic. Normally, Kentucky has no early voting, no online ballot request tool for absentee voters and no “cure” process if the signature on the […]

More than a dozen Republicans tell House they can’t attend votes due to ‘public health emergency.’ They’re slated to be at CPAC.

[ad_1] But those members are actually expected to be in Orlando and listed as speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual meeting aimed at energizing conservative activists and boosting their own profiles. The members include Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who addressed the conference on Friday, as well as others who were listed as […]

Fact checking CPAC’s first day: multiple false claims about the election

[ad_1] The CPAC schedule made clear in advance that the conference — taking place in Orlando instead of its usual home just outside Washington, DC — would feature election-related lying. Over three days, the CPAC agenda includes seven separate panels or speeches under the title of “protecting elections” — plus appearances by other prominent figures, […]

Senate Democrats look for alternative ways to boost minimum wage after suffering setback

[ad_1] As an alternative, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is now eying imposing penalties for corporations offering less than a $15 minimum wage as part of the relief package, which stands as the new administration’s first big legislative priority and the first chance Democrats have to show they can deliver on their promises now that […]

House vote key first step for Democrats’ stimulus plans

[ad_1] This package, the culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes work by a dozen committees, a strategic and aggressive lobbying campaign targeted both inside and outside the beltway, and the “iron fist” of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi keeping her troops in line, is major. If it felt smooth, uneventful or quiet, it’s because you are dealing […]

Covid relief bill: The House is set for a historic down payment on Biden’s legacy

[ad_1] Yet the extreme circumstances of a pandemic, an ex-President’s impeachment trial and a partisan split over the contents of the legislation have so far tended to obscure the Covid relief plan’s significance. The bill, which the House of Representatives is expected to pass Friday with Democratic votes, has the symbolic weight and financial power […]

Nancy Pelosi’s first months of the new Congress: ‘Captain of a ship in uncharted waters’

[ad_1] It’s a sign of Democrats’ willingness to back the President on his first big legislative push and a reflection of Pelosi’s firm hold on the caucus that may prove her most challenging yet. In her fourth term as speaker, Pelosi is managing the slimmest majority in her tenure, a challenge even for a seasoned […]

Why hasn’t Biden given up on Neera Tanden yet?

[ad_1] West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D) announcement last Saturday that he would not support Tanden for the role set off a series of announcements — mostly from Republicans thought to be on the fence — that they would oppose her nomination as well. And the two Senate committees — led by Democrats — with […]

Republicans react to 2020 defeats by trying to make it harder to vote (Opinion)

[ad_1] According to the federal government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and election officials of both parties, the 2020 election was the most secure and well-run election ever. There was record turnout and zero evidence of massive voter fraud. States made it easier to vote while also ensuring that valuable integrity measures were in place. […]

The next Republican civil war: a fight over earmarks

[ad_1] The GOP conference is deeply divided along ideological and even generational lines with fiscal conservatives arguing the practice of sending money directly to certain districts and projects has been grossly abused and represents the worst of Washington. Meanwhile, longer-serving members and appropriators support the practice and recall the benefits of driving pork back home. […]

Arizona Republicans propose giving lawmakers — not election officials — final review of election results

[ad_1] The effort by GOP legislators in battleground states to drastically change voting laws comes after last year’s elections saw record numbers of early and mail-in voters, many of them Democrats, after rules were relaxed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The high numbers triggered baseless claims of fraud by then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans […]

Senate confirms Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary

[ad_1] Granholm has long taken a deep interest in energy issues and was considered to be a top candidate for Energy secretary if Hillary Clinton had won in 2016. Granholm served two terms as governor of Michigan and was first elected in 2002. She was the first woman to be elected governor of the state, […]

Democrats and GOP at odds over scope of commission to investigate Capitol riots

[ad_1] Republicans are balking at a plan put forward by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to create an outside commission with more Democrats than Republicans, and one whose mandate they say would go beyond just the security failures of the January 6 insurrection. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday that Pelosi’s […]

Miscalculating Sinema and Manchin could end up costing Biden

[ad_1] “DANGEROUS CREATURE,” the Arizona Democrat’s sweater blared in all-capital letters. Tanden’s nomination was already on life support after Manchin said he would not support her, citing old tweets she wrote that disparaged members of both parties. And like Sinema, the West Virginia Democrat also says he opposes the increase in the minimum wage. The […]

Would progressives support Covid relief package if minimum wage is taken out? Depends on how

[ad_1] Although the decision about the minimum wage will most likely not be made before the House votes on the full Covid package on Friday, if the parliamentarian ultimately rules that a $15 pay minimum has to be removed, the bill would likely go back to the House and face another vote, forcing progressives to […]

Democrats’ struggles to stay united on Covid relief package are just beginning

[ad_1] In a normal Senate where there were a few votes to spare, one member wouldn’t have so much power. But, if you have watched closely, you’ve seen the wave that a single senator’s comments can bring when they talk about what they can support in a bill or in a nominee. Democratic Sen. Kyrsten […]

Neera Tanden: Key committee votes postponed in troubling sign for Tanden nomination

[ad_1] Senators want more time to consider the nomination, an official on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee who is familiar with the matter tells CNN. A senior aide on the other panel, the Senate Budget Committee, told CNN its hearing also was postponed and that Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who […]

Grand jury votes not to indict officers in Rochester death of Daniel Prude

[ad_1] “Daniel Prude was in the throes of a mental health crisis and what he needed was compassion, care, and help from trained professionals. Tragically, he received none of those things,” James said in a statement. “We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude’s death to warrant presenting the case to a grand […]

Republicans begin new push against Biden’s Covid-19 relief plan 

[ad_1] Sen. John Thune speaks during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call/AP Images Republican leaders in both chambers are maneuvering to keep all of their members in line against the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan, a move that would deny President Biden a bipartisan victory and […]

Garland vowed to keep politics out of the Department of Justice

[ad_1] Frmer President Trump declared more than a year ago, “I am actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer,” as he tried to assert control over Department of Justice decisions. The claim in February 2020, as Trump basked in his first Senate acquittal on US House impeachment charges and prepared to fire people who had […]

Haaland expected to face contentious confirmation hearing over Interior nomination

[ad_1] The Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico is a historic pick and would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary if confirmed by the Senate. But Democrats and White House officials told CNN that they anticipate the hearing could get tense, and some Republicans have already spoken out against what they call her “extreme” and […]

The immigration debate has a blind spot

[ad_1] “Without immigration it becomes increasingly impossible to sustain entitlements, much less a functioning health care system, or a local tax base in rural and suburban cities and communities across the country,” says Ali Noorani, president of the National Immigration Forum, a centrist immigration advocacy group. After Trump sought to slash legal immigration through legislative […]

Mounting confirmation battle sends warning sign to Biden

[ad_1] Growing intrigue over a trio of controversial presidential picks is also underscoring the power of individual senators such as Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, when the partisan balance is so evenly divided. While Biden has seen blue-chip national security selections such as Antony Blinken as secretary of […]

In one morning, the Supreme Court looked to rid itself of the Trump era

[ad_1] It’s as if the justices, in one day, sought to wipe their hands of lingering issues that had been heralded by the former President in a cascade of tweets, legal filings and statements during the last months of his administration. The focus on Monday was not Trump administration policies, but instead disputes deeply personal […]

GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she won’t support Neera Tanden’s OMB confirmation

[ad_1] Collins, a moderate from Maine, was seen as a potential Republican vote following Manchin’s decision not to support Tanden. Democrats hold the Senate by a 50-50 margin, and Manchin’s announcement was seen as devastating for her chances. She cited Tanden’s past criticisms of her Senate colleagues on social media for her decision and said […]

Benjamin Netanyahu, long a supporter of LGBTQ rights, courts homophobes and racists in bid to cling to power

[ad_1] For the traditional Israeli supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the electoral meal he now offers includes medieval aspak — dishes bitter with racism and homophobia. But for the Likud, under Netanyahu, this seems to be a meal its members are prepared to consume out of political desperation. In the past the party, and […]

Newsom recall proponents gather more than a million signatures

[ad_1] Capitalizing on the frustration and anger among California Republicans and small business owners about Newsom’s restrictive stay-at-home orders last year, which were intended to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as well as the high case numbers that the state experienced over the holiday months, recall proponents say they have actually gathered […]

Neera Tanden: Schumer says he is working with Biden ‘to find the extra votes’ to confirm OMB pick

[ad_1] “I am working with President Biden to find the extra votes so she can be passed,” he told reporters during a news conference in New York, mentioning Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who said last week he would not vote for Tanden. “I think she would be a very good OMB leader,” Schumer added. Tanden’s […]

Stimulus bill: Biden faces the $1.9 trillion question

[ad_1] If that happens, it would take the federal government’s coronavirus response over the last year to nearly a staggering $6 trillion — all of it borrowed money. Biden advisers argue nothing about current economic conditions prevents Washington from spending as much as circumstances of the pandemic warrant. “The bound is what is defensible and […]

$15 minimum wage: Bernie Sanders says wage increase not ‘incidental’ to federal budget as its place in Covid relief bill questioned

[ad_1] “I’m very proud of the strong arguments our legal team is making to the parliamentarian that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is not ‘incidental’ to the federal budget and is permissible under the rules of reconciliation,” the Vermont independent told CNN on Saturday. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour […]

Why Joe Biden went to Wisconsin — and will be back

[ad_1] Arguably, no state tells us more about Biden’s or any president’s political standing in the last 30 years than Wisconsin. It’s also likely to tell us whether his party does well in the 2022 midterms. If you wanted to know who won the presidency in the last three elections, you needn’t look further than […]

How Biden’s massive Covid relief bill was put on a glide path to passage

[ad_1] While Biden’s hope for GOP support on Capitol Hill has all but disappeared in the last several weeks, his enthusiasm for the proposal — and his view that despite its high price tag it will only serve to bolster Democrats as they remain unified — has hardly waned. “I learned based on the polling […]

Manchin says he’ll vote against Biden OMB nominee Neera Tanden

[ad_1] In a brief statement, the moderate West Virginia Democrat said that Tanden’s comments on Twitter about Republican colleagues, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent, had led him to doubt she was the right fit. “I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that were personally directed […]

White House announces sweeping immigration bill

[ad_1] The legislation faces an uphill climb in a narrowly divided Congress, where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just a five-vote margin and Senate Democrats do not have the 60 Democratic votes needed to pass the measure with just their party’s support. Administration officials argued Wednesday evening that the legislation was an attempt by President […]

Opinion: Rush Limbaugh was the architect of Donald Trump’s presidency

[ad_1] Limbaugh, who announced last February that he was battling advanced cancer, died Wednesday at age 70. At the center of most discussions of right-wing media’s role in propping up the Trump presidency, Fox News looms largest. But talk radio played just as big a role. And Limbaugh’s show was the most important of all, […]

Joe Biden CNN town hall: Live updates

[ad_1] Unemployment benefits will begin to lapse for millions of American in less than a month, putting the pressure squarely on Congress — and Democratic leaders — to usher through a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill. The next four weeks will test Democratic unity and require the party’s progressives and moderates to put aside clear philosophical differences […]

Biden to press for Covid-19 relief package during CNN’s Wisconsin town hall

[ad_1] Biden’s first work trip outside Washington since taking office signals his intent on making a public sales pitch for his agenda after spending nearly a month in the shadow of the impeachment proceedings, which ended in acquittal on Saturday. Aides say the President, known for his outgoing style with voters, has been eager to […]

Military officer elected head of Mali’s interim legislature

[ad_1] Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 14:31 Mali’s interim legislature on Saturday elected Colonel Malick Diaw, a member of the military junta that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August, as its president.  The 121-seat body known as the National Transition Council was meeting for its inaugural session in the capital Bamako, and is a key […]

Argentina introduces ‘millionaire’s tax’ to help pay for coronavirus

[ad_1] Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 11:10 Argentina’s Senate passed a tax on about 12,000 of the country’s richest people on Friday, to pay for coronavirus measures including medical supplies and relief for the poor and small businesses. In a session streamed live on YouTube, and after a long and polarizing debate, the so-called solidarity contribution […]

US attorney general says no evidence of fraud to alter election result

[ad_1] Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 02:53 The US attorney general rejected Republican claims of significant voter fraud in the presidential election on Tuesday, adding to the pressure on President Donald Trump to give up his quixotic effort to overturn Joe Biden’s clear victory. “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could […]

Hervé Le Tellier wins Goncourt Prize, France’s most prestigious literary award

[ad_1] Issued on: 30/11/2020 – 13:09 French author Hervé Le Tellier has been awarded the Goncourt Prize for his novel “L’Anomalie” (The Anomaly). France’s top literary honour was attributed by videolink owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Le Tellier, 63, is a mathematician by training and former journalist. He is president of the international literary group […]

Trump questions whether Supreme Court would hear election challenge as options dwindle

[ad_1] Issued on: 29/11/2020 – 20:56 President Donald Trump on Sunday questioned whether the Supreme Court would ever hear a case airing his unproven allegations of widespread election fraud as senior U.S. Republicans said a transition to a Joe Biden presidency looked inevitable.  Trump‘s comments in a telephone interview with Fox News Channel suggested a growing resignation to the results […]

Suspected Boko Haram extremists kill dozens of Nigeria farmers

[ad_1] Issued on: 29/11/2020 – 18:09 Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen while they were harvesting crops in Nigeria’s northern Borno State, officials said. The attack was staged Saturday in a rice field in Garin Kwashebe, a Borno community known for rice farming, on […]

Dy raste të dyshuara të fotografimit të votave në Podujevë

[ad_1] Policia e Kosovës ka njoftuar se që nga orët e hershme të mëngjesit ka ndërmarrë të gjithë hapat e duhur për të kontribuar në mbarëvajtjen e zgjedhjeve të parakohshme për kryetar të Komunës së Podujevës. Në njoftim, Policia thotë se ka angazhuar rreth 400 zyrtarë policorë me detyra specifike në këtë proces, duke mos […]

Prokurorë kujdestarë po përcjellin mbarëvajtjen e zgjedhjeve në Podujevë e Mitrovicë të Veriut

[ad_1] Prokurori i Shtetit ka njoftuar se është duke përcjellë me vëmendje procesin zgjedhor i cili po zhvillohet sot, për kryetarë të dy komunave, në Podujevë dhe në Mitrovicë të Veriut. Sipas komunikatës, që nga ora shtatë e mëngjesit të sotëm, janë të angazhuar prokurorë kujdestarë, të cilët do të përcjellin për së afërmi mbarëvajtjen […]

Trump says he will leave the White House if US Electoral College votes for Biden

[ad_1] Issued on: 27/11/2020 – 00:18 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov. 3 election, even as he reiterated his unfounded claims of massive voter fraud. Speaking to reporters on the Thanksgiving holiday, […]

Burkina Faso’s Kaboré wins re-election, according to full preliminary results

[ad_1] Issued on: 26/11/2020 – 14:48Modified: 26/11/2020 – 14:50 Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has won re-election in the November 22 poll with 57.87% of the vote, according to full preliminary results announced by the election commission on Thursday. Having won more than 50% of the total ballots cast, Kaboré has secured enough votes to […]

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

[ad_1] Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 18:31 Democrat Joe Biden was certified Tuesday as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet that the Department of State had certified the vote […]

French parliament gives initial approval to controversial security bill

[ad_1] Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 18:56Modified: 24/11/2020 – 19:32 A draft law that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer in certain circumstances passed the first hurdle in France’s parliament on Tuesday despite protests from rights activitsts and journalists. Opponents say the law – steered through parliament by tough-talking […]

Burkina Faso opposition criticises presidential vote as early results favour incumbent Kaboré

[ad_1] Issued on: 23/11/2020 – 23:00 Incumbent Burkina Faso President Roch Kaboré was leading with just 12 of around 360 voting districts declared on Monday, the electoral commission said, while opposition parties cast doubt on the credibility of the results thus far.  Hundreds of thousands of citizens were unable to cast their ballots during the […]

French foreign minister agrees that Trump election challenges are ‘irresponsible’

[ad_1] Issued on: 22/11/2020 – 16:59Modified: 22/11/2020 – 17:02 France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday he shares the view of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden that President Donald Trump’s challenges to the US presidential results are “irresponsible”. France’s foreign minister said on Sunday he shares U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s view that President Donald Trump’s challenge to the […]

Burkina Faso votes in presidential election under shadow of jihadist violence

[ad_1] Issued on: 22/11/2020 – 07:38 Polls opened in Burkina Faso on Sunday for a presidential election dominated by jihadist violence, which has cost over 2,000 lives this year and will prevent voting in hundreds of villages. President Roch Kaboré is seeking a second five-year term, campaigning on achievements including free healthcare for children under […]

Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

[ad_1] by David Crary and Paul J. Weber In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, EMT Giselle Dorgalli, third from right, performs chest compression on a patient who tested positive for coronavirus in the emergency room at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) […]

Georgia vote audit affirms Biden’s lead over Trump, election official says

[ad_1] Issued on: 20/11/2020 – 01:37 A top Georgia election official said Thursday that a hand tally of ballots cast in the presidential race has been completed, and that the results affirm Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow lead over Republican President Donald Trump. The hand tally of about 5 million votes stemmed from an audit required […]

Burkina Faso holds presidential poll in ‘a climate of fear’ amid jihadist attacks

[ad_1] Burkina Faso goes to the polls Sunday in presidential and legislative elections amid a deteriorating security situation. FRANCE 24 interviews an expert on the stakes and challenges of the country’s election. While much of the world’s attention was focused on the US presidential race, 2020 has been a busy election year for West Africa, […]

Vote recounts in Georgia and Wisconsin will likely not change Trump election defeat, officials say

[ad_1] President Donald Trump’s attempts to cling to power appeared more tenuous than ever on Wednesday as election officials in Georgia said a soon-to-be-completed recount was not likely to change President-elect Joe Biden’s victory there. Georgia is one of several states where Trump‘s campaign is contesting election returns, so far without success. Election officials there said recount results […]

Trump fires US cybersecurity official who dismissed claims of election fraud

[ad_1] President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election. Trump fired Christopher Krebs in a tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was “highly inaccurate.” While abrupt, the dismissal was hardly surprising. Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and […]

‘More people may die’, says Biden, if Trump impedes transition

[ad_1] Issued on: 16/11/2020 – 22:43 President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday “more people may die” if outgoing President Donald Trump continues to block efforts to plan for a U.S. transition of power as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, and added that he would not hesitate to get vaccinated.  Biden also said business and labor leaders […]

Peru’s Congress picks centrist lawmaker Francisco Sagasti as president

[ad_1] Issued on: 16/11/2020 – 21:57 Peru’s Congress on Monday chose a 76-year-old former World Bank official as the South American country’s new president, the third in a week.  Francisco Sagasti was elected as lawmakers met to try to find a way out of a political crisis, sparked by the impeachment of one popular president […]

Pro-Europe challenger Maia Sandu poised to become Moldova’s next president

[ad_1] Issued on: 16/11/2020 – 09:11 Pro-European challenger Maia Sandu has won the second round of Moldova’s presidential election and is well ahead of the pro-Russian incumbent with almost all ballots counted, according to the central election commission. The former prime minister was leading Sunday night with 57 percent of the votes over Igor Dodon’s […]

Trump, in a tweet, says Biden ‘won’ but asserts false poll rigging claim

[ad_1] Issued on: 15/11/2020 – 15:01 President Donald Trump appeared on Sunday to publicly acknowledge for the first time that his Democratic rival Joe Biden won the November 3 US presidential election, but reiterated his false claims that the vote was rigged.  “He won because the Election was Rigged,” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. He won […]

Brazil’s municipal elections set to confirm shift to the right under Bolsonaro

[ad_1] Issued on: 15/11/2020 – 09:29 Two years after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s election upended the political gameboard, Brazil votes Sunday in municipal polls that analysts say will likely consolidate its shift to the right. Bolsonaro‘s win ushered in a new style of politics summed up in his nickname, the “Tropical Trump,” and put the […]

Trump supporters march in Washington to contest vote result

[ad_1] Issued on: 14/11/2020 – 18:19 President Donald Trump’s supporters gathered in Washington on Saturday for a protest to back his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud as he pushes ahead with a flurry of longshot legal challenges to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory.  Trump made a brief drive-past through the demonstrations in his motorcade on […]

Trump election lawsuits suffer setbacks, major GOP law firm steps down

[ad_1] Issued on: 14/11/2020 – 16:54 Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday. That same day, the law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, which has been in the limelight for its work for President Donald Trump’s campaign, withdrew from a major Pennsylvania case. The legal blows began […]

Biden cements US election victory, Trump hints at leaving White House

[ad_1] Issued on: 14/11/2020 – 00:19 U.S. President-elect Joe Biden solidified his election victory on Friday when he won the state of Georgia as President Donald Trump said “time will tell” if another administration takes office soon, the closest he has come to acknowledging that Biden could succeed him. Edison Research, which made the Georgia call, also […]

This video by Donald Trump (still) doesn’t show an example of electoral fraud

[ad_1] United States President Trump, who lost the US presidential election on November 3, tweeted a video on November 11 that he suggested showed ballots recently found in California – which, as such, had not been counted. It turns out, however, the video shows normal procedure for collecting ballots.  On November 11, Donald Trump tweeted […]

Biden wins Arizona, flipping a longtime Republican stronghold, as Trump refuses to concede

[ad_1] Issued on: 13/11/2020 – 06:02 President-elect Joe Biden will win the battleground state of Arizona, Edison Research projected on Thursday, dealing another blow to President Donald Trump’s struggling effort to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election. Biden‘s win in Arizona gives the Democrat 290 electoral votes in the state-by-state Electoral College that determines the […]

More Republicans urge Trump to allow Biden intelligence briefings

[ad_1] More Republican lawmakers said on Thursday the Trump administration should allow Joe Biden to receive intelligence briefings, in a tacit acknowledgement the Democrat may soon occupy the White House despite the president’s refusal to concede. Most Republican officials and lawmakers have publicly supported President Donald Trump‘s effort to overturn the election results via a series of […]

Biden calls Trump’s refusal to concede US election an ‘embarrassment’

[ad_1] President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday that nothing would stop the transfer of power in the U.S. government, while President Donald Trump pursued lawsuits in several states in a long-shot bid to hold on to power. Trump’s campaign said it would file a lawsuit to stop Michigan from officially certifying Biden as the winner […]

VP-elect Kamala Harris ticks many firsts, but the old problem of racism still lurks

[ad_1] As a bi-racial, multi-ethnic woman, Kamala Harris has broken down many barriers in her political career. But after her latest election victory, the US vice president-elect will need to tackle the country’s entrenched racial divides as her party scrambles to address some of the darker lessons of the 2020 election results.  Before a sea […]

Foreign affairs veteran Biden is ‘Kennedy-era internationalist’ – and ‘an adult’

[ad_1] US foreign policy is poised for a stark change in January, when Donald Trump – who took office in 2017 as an undiplomatic dilettante on world affairs – finally passes the torch to Joe Biden, the former vice president and longtime Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair. Biden brings experience and a steadier pair of […]

These viral videos do not reveal US election fraud as claimed

[ad_1] As President Trump raises doubt about the results of the 2020 US Presidential Election and files lawsuits claiming fraud in numerous states, many social media users have echoed these concerns, posting videos they allege reveal election worker fraud under hashtags like #StopTheSteal. Here are three of the most viral videos claiming to show fraud […]

Trump admin stymies transition, orders probe into election ‘irregularities’ despite little evidence

[ad_1] The Trump administration threw the presidential transition into tumult on Monday, Attorney General William Barr authorizing the Justice Department to probe allegations of voter fraud and President Donald Trump firing the Pentagon chief and blocking government officials from cooperating with President-elect Joe Biden’s team. Despite little evidence of fraud, Barr signed off on investigations […]

Peru’s Congress votes to impeach President Vizcarra over graft allegations

[ad_1] Issued on: 10/11/2020 – 01:59 Peru’s Congress voted to oust President Martín Vizcarra on Monday in an impeachment trial over corruption allegations, the second such effort to remove him in a matter of months. The opposition-dominated Congress, following a debate, achieved the 87-vote threshold out of 130 needed to oust the centrist leader over […]

Trump akoma beson se do fitojë garën për president të SHBA-së, ka akuza për disa shtete

[ad_1] Kandidati për president nga radhët e Republikanëve në ShBA, Donald Trump po refuzon të pranoj humbjen në zgedhjet e 3 nëntorit. me anë të një postimi, Trump beson se Georgia e ka fituar me epërsi të madhe. ndërsa, për Pensilvaninë, u shprehë se ka pasur parregullsi të mëdha. “Gerogia do të jetë fitore e […]

Russia, China hold off on congratulating Biden for US election win

[ad_1] Issued on: 09/11/2020 – 12:03Modified: 09/11/2020 – 12:12 Officials in Moscow and Beijing have declined to comment on the outcome of the US presidential election, saying they will wait for official results before congratulating the winner.  Answer a few questions to join Europe Talks and debate with another European […]

Trump, who never admits defeat, considers how to keep up fight

[ad_1] President Donald Trump never admits defeat. But he faces a stark choice now that Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House: Concede graciously for the sake of the nation or don’t — and get evicted anyway. After nearly four tortured days of counting yielded a victory for Biden, Trump was still insisting the […]

George W. Bush congratulates Biden on victory, calling him a ‘good man’

[ad_1] Issued on: 08/11/2020 – 20:34 Former US president George W. Bush has offered his “warm congratulations” to President-elect Joe Biden, calling the Democrat “a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.” The two-term Republican, in a statement issued by his presidential centre in Dallas, also congratulated Donald Trump for […]

World leaders congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for election victory

[ad_1] World leaders on Sunday cheered Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus and other problems after four years of President Donald Trump’s rejection of international alliances. While Trump refused to accept the results of the election, Western and Asian allies expressed hope for a fresh […]

Thousands dance in the streets across America to celebrate

[ad_1] Issued on: 08/11/2020 – 12:41Modified: 08/11/2020 – 12:51 Days of pent-up post-election anxiety gave way to spontaneous street celebrations as Joe Biden supporters on Saturday cheered news of his presidential win with a cacophony of banging pots and pans, honking horns and dance music in cities across the United States. Rallies by hundreds of […]

Trump akoma beson se ka fituar, s’ e uron Biden

[ad_1] Presidenti amerikan, Donald Trump ka pretenduar se ka fituar zgjedhjet e 3 nëntorit, duke thënë se ka fituar 71,000,000 vota në mënyrë të ligjshme. Ai i ka bërë këto komente, pasi mediat amerikane kanë parashikuar se kandidati demokrat, Joe Biden ka fituar zgjedhjet andaj do të jetë presidenti i 46-të i Shteteve të Bashkuara. […]

Trump edhe më tutje s’e pranon humbjen, ky është reagimi i radhës i tij

[ad_1] Donald Trump s’ e ka ndërmend të dorëzohet. Përkundër faktit se kundërkandidati i tij, Joe Biden tashmë edhe zyrtarisht është president i ri i SHBA-ve, kreu i Shtëpisë së Bardhë për mandatin e kaluar, Trump ka reaguar përmes rrjetit social “Twitter”, aty ku rëndom e ka shprehur mllefin e tij ditëve të fundit, përcjell […]

In the ‘battle for the soul’ of a nation, Democrat offers antidote to Trump

Joseph R. Biden Jr. surpassed the 270-vote threshold to secure the US presidency on Saturday after a grueling wait while votes in key states were counted following the November 3 election. Joe Biden had cast himself as a moderate with the experience and empathy required to offset Donald Trump’s disruptive presidency. Having battled adversity throughout a […]

Amid dubious claims of fraud, three questions with a US election observer

[ad_1] Issued on: 07/11/2020 – 16:38 President Donald Trump has made repeated and unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud ever since the US began counting votes on Tuesday. But a mission from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which monitors major elections in all of its member countries including the United States, said […]

Contrary to President Trump’s claims, Detroit poll challengers were NOT illegally barred from observing the polls

[ad_1] As the ballots for the 2020 US Presidential Election are being tabulated, President Trump has discredited, with no basis, the legitimacy of many of the votes cast. In claims on Twitter and in a televised speech on November 5, the president accused poll workers at a ballot-counting centre in Detroit, Michigan of illegally barring […]

Democrats lose ground with Latino voters in key states

[ad_1] Issued on: 06/11/2020 – 13:46 More Hispanics voted for US President Donald Trump in the 2020 election than in 2016, allowing the incumbent to win key battleground states, such as Florida and Texas in a shift that could have a long-term impact on the American political landscape.  Wavering between hope and disappointment, Democratic candidate Joe […]

US networks interrupt Trump’s live speech over disinformation concerns

[ad_1] Issued on: 06/11/2020 – 10:52 Several US TV networks late Thursday halted live coverage of Donald Trump’s first public appearance since election night after concluding that the president was spreading disinformation. Trump unleashed a flood of incendiary and unsubstantiated claims in a 17-minute address, insisting that Democrats were using “illegal votes” to “steal the […]

LAJMI I FUNDIT: Joe Biden e fiton shtetin e madh amerikan

[ad_1] Bob Casey, senatori i Pensilvanisë ka pranuar se Joe Biden ka fituar në shtetin e madh amerikan. Kandidati demokrat për President të Amerikës, Joe Biden ka fituar edhe në shtetin e Pensilvanisë – vend ky që ka 20 vota elektorale, shkruan GazetaBlic. “Joe Biden do të fitojë Pensilvania me 100,000 vota përpara”, ka thënë […]

The predicted ‘blue wave’ never came and America’s wounds are unwashed

[ad_1] The definitive Democratic “blue wave” that pollsters predicted would sweep the US 2020 elections never arrived on Tuesday night and whoever wins the White House race inherits a deeply divided nation still bruised with the wounds of the past four years. America’s “most important election ever” is over and while it’s still too early […]

Biden thellon avantazhin me vota elektorale ndaj Trumpit

[ad_1] Joe Biden ka thelluar avantazhin me vota elektorale ndaj Donald Trump. Në rezultatet e fundit të publikuara në mediat ndërkombëtare vërehet që Joe Biden ka thelluar avantazhin ndaj Donald Trump në zgjedhjet presidenciale në Amerikë, shkruan GazetaBlic. deri më tani Joe Biden ka 248 vota elektorale, ndërsa Donald Trump ka gjithsej 214. Shtetet që […]

Zhvillime dramatike në Wisconsin – 2 mijë vota diferencë ndërmjet Trump dhe Biden

[ad_1] Me vetëm dy mijë vota më shumë, kandidati republikan, Donald Trump është në epërsi ndaj Joe Biden, kandidatit demokrat për President të ShBA-ve, në Wisconsin. Pas numërimit të rreth 90 për qind të votave, një organizatë amerikane që publikon rezultatet e zgjedhjeve, Decision Desk HQ thotë se Trump është duke avancuar me vetëm 2 […]

Twitter, Facebook flag Trump posts alleging election theft

[ad_1] Issued on: 04/11/2020 – 08:27 Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc early Wednesday flagged President Donald Trump’s comments on the U.S. presidential election, which remained too close to call. Twitter said a Trump tweet alleging an effort to steal the election was potentially misleading. Facebook also flagged a Trump post which said: “We are up […]

After a ‘smooth’ Election Day, Pennsylvania holds its breath for final vote count

[ad_1] Issued on: 04/11/2020 – 07:21 In Philadelphia, the largest city in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, Election Day voting largely proceeded without the tensions that many feared. But with final results not expected for several days, the suspense is far from over. If media reports were any indication, the leadup to this year’s presidential election […]