As Trump suggests election delay, White House condemns Hong Kong for postponing vote

The White House on Friday condemned Hong Kong for delaying its upcoming legislative elections for a year even as President Donald Trump a day earlier elicited significant backlash for suggesting the United States postpone its own November vote.Earlier Friday, Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam used eme

Trump faces rare rebuke from GOP for floating election delay

President Donald Trump repeatedly tests the Republican Party’s limits on issues including race, trade and immigration. Now he has struck a boundary. GOP officials from New Hampshire to Mississippi to Iowa quickly pushed back against Trump’s suggestion on Thursday that it might be necess

Trump Floats November Election Delay

US President Donald Trump is for the first time publicly floating a “delay” to the Nov. 3 presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud. The date of the presidential election — the Tuesday after the first Monday

Politico accidentally reports Biden chose Harris as running mate: 'We regret the error and any confusion'

Politico issued an apology for reporting that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to be his running mate, with the publication saying it regretted "the error and any confusion that it caused.""Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to become his runn

Biden to unveil plan to combat racial inequities

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will explain how he would address systemic racism and racial economic inequality in a speech on Tuesday, outlining the fourth and final plank of his sweeping plan to revitalize the coronavirus-hit U.S. economy.   At an event in Biden's hometown of

CNN Polls: Biden leads in three key states Trump won in 2016

With 100 days remaining until Election Day, voters in three critical battleground states swing in former Vice President Joe Biden's way, according to new Arizona, Florida and Michigan CNN polls conducted by SSRS. In Florida Arizona (49% Biden to 45% Trump), registered voters break in Biden's favo

Biden’s Biggest Decision (That Doesn’t Much Matter)

IT'S CAST AS THE FIRST executive decision by a candidate hoping to become the nation's chief executive, an indicator of judgment, inclusion and strategic thinking. But really, a presidential nominee's choice of a running mate doesn't ultimately have that much impact on the outcome of the presidenti

Trump Made School Reopenings An Election Issue. The Voters He Needs Just Don’t Agree With Him.

In suburban western Wisconsin, voters were unusually nuanced about how realistic Trump’s push to reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic really is. ONALASKA, Wisconsin — Jeanenne and her granddaughter don’t agree on a lot when it comes to politics. Jeanenne is a lifelong

Trump: No ‘Big, Crowded’ Republican National Convention in Jacksonville This Year

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he would cancel the in-person mass gathering of the Republican National Convention (RNC) scheduled for August in Jacksonville, Florida. “To have a big convention, it’s just not right,” he said. Trump said that the recent flareup of

US elections: Biden blasts Trump for 'his spread of racism'

US presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that President Donald Trump was the country’s “first” racist president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s comments came during a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International

A tearful Kanye West launches presidential campaign with rambling rally

In his first rally for his last-minute presidential campaign, rapper Kanye West ranted against abortion, argued policy with attendees and at one point broke down in tears. West, 43, who has left voters befuddled over whether his campaign is genuine or a publicity stunt to help sell albums or mercha

Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses

President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump says it’s too early to make such an iro

Trump’s reelection operation hires 1,500 field staffers

The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump’s campaign say they have now hired 1,500 field staffers, aiming to convert their financial advantage over Democrats into votes in November. Trump Victory, the joint field effort of the two organizations, announced Monday the hiring

Biden forges brand of liberal populism to use against Trump

Joe Biden stood in a Pennsylvania metal works shop, just miles from his boyhood home, and pledged to define his presidency by a sweeping economic agenda beyond anything Americans have seen since the Great Depression and the industrial mobilization for World War II. The prospective Democratic presid

Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media platforms

On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million. The numbers are similarly skewed in other spheres of the social media l

Can Trump’s anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?

President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who are promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also reflects a

Biden slams Trump over handling of Russian bounty intelligence

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan, saying his actions were a “dereliction of duty.”The White House has said Trump did not receive

2020 Will Trump’s return to campaign trail backfire?

President Donald Trump makes his official return to the campaign trail this week. He’s looking to improve his political standing after trying to navigate through nationwide civil rights protests, a public health crisis and related economic devastation that has defined the worst period of his t

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