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Americans vote in primaries amid Covid-19 and mass protests | US news

Eight states and Washington DC are holding primaries on Tuesday in the most widespread trial yet over whether America can safely hold an election amid the pandemic and unrest as days of protest over the police killings of African Americans continues. Election officials, who have been encouraging people to vote by mail, already faced an […]

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Coronavirus US live: Trump hits back at ‘grossly incompetent’ Obama after critical remarks | US news

In a memo released last week, former Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver said Sanders supporters were “currently unsupportive and unenthusiastic” about Biden and “there is a real and urgent need to help Biden consolidate Sanders supporters”. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, said on ABC News’ This Week program on Sunday that Biden was “beginning” to make […]

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Trump’s new press secretary vows never to lie from podium in first briefing for more than a year

Donald Trump’s latest press secretary on Friday promised reporters during her first briefing to never utter a lie from behind the familiar blue lectern with the White House seal behind it, and signalled the president is intent on seeking changes from “sanctuary cities” in return for federal coronavirus assistance. “I will never lie to you. You […]

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Coronavirus: Business leaders tell Trump testing is key to restarting economy during taskforce phone call, report says

Guaranteed widespread coronavirus testing is the key to restarting the United States workforce, industry leaders told President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of a new phone-call led business council, reports say. Members on the call emphasised the importance of testing in the first meeting of Mr Trump’s new business council according to one person briefed on […]

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‘Authoritarian’ Zuckerberg intends to use Facebook to re-elect Trump, says Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has accused Facebook’s “authoritarian” chief executive Mark Zuckerberg of intending to use the platform’s “immense” power to re-elect Donald Trump in the upcoming election. Mr Trump’s defeated 2016 opponent told The Atlantic of her horror at Mr Zuckerberg’s influence and his apparent unwillingness to tackle misinformation, for which she suggested several damning motives. “They have, […]

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Nancy Pelosi on Trump: 'He'll be impeached for ever' – live

‘No matter what the Senate does – he’s impeached for ever’ Trump to sign spending deal today including $738bn defense bill Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 7.41pm GMT Two senior Trump advisers, White House counsel Pat Cipollone and legislative affairs director Eric Ueland, are visiting Capitol Hill to […]

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Trump impeachment: House prepares for crucial vote amid whistleblower row – live | US news

As we await the impeachment hearing that starts at 9am ET today, the president has had a manic morning on Twitter so far. Most of it does not need national and international news coverage. But the blog must pause to note that the President of the United States has just taken a spiteful pop at […]

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Trump campaign bans Bloomberg News journalists – live news | US news

11.25pm GMT23:25 House Republicans Release Impeachment Report Defending Trump As House Democrats push forward with their impeachment inquiry, House Republicans have released a 123-page report defending President Donald Trump. Washington journalists called the GOP report a “pre-buttal to the Democrats’ not-yet-drafted articles of impeachment” and a “full-throated defense” of the president’s dealings with Ukraine. You […]

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Kellyanne Conway’s husband mocks her on Twitter while slamming Trump over impeachment scandal

A prominent Washington attorney married to White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway seemingly mocked his wife in a tweet that also derided Donald Trump over the impeachment inquiry against him. George Conway, a frequent critic of the president, appeared to publicly hit out at his wife on Monday afternoon for the first time since she […]

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Trump impeachment inquiry: justice department appeals ruling Don McGahn must testify – live news | US news

2.46pm GMT14:46 Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has announced he will deliver remarks to the media at 11 a.m. ET. It’s unclear whether Pompeo will also take questions from reporters, who would inevitably ask about the cabinet member’s role in the Ukraine controversy. Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) pic.twitter.com/Vw2uGpv8GO November 26, 2019 Following his remarks to the […]

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