Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders have formerly backed Joe Biden for the 2020 presidential election. The senator and the former president announced in separate messages Monday and Tuesday, respectively, that Mr Biden would provide needed leadership at a time of serious public health challenge in America. “The kind of leadership that’s...
As more than 1.6 million people contracted the COVID-19 disease globally, the United States has recorded 501,301 cases of the virus and at least 18,758 related deaths, as of Saturday morning, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Earlier on Friday, the U.S. recorded 35,551 new cases and 2,074 deaths....
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that his second test for the novel coronavirus came back negative. Trump said he took the test “really out of curiosity to see how quickly it worked,” adding that the test took around 15 minutes. Trump was previously tested in mid-March for the virus. Also...
President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering placing coronavirus-stricken New York state and adjacent areas under “quarantine,” to prevent people there from spreading the virus to other parts of the US. “There’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine – short-term, two weeks – on New York,...
President Donald Trump is meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss a payroll tax cut as part of efforts to provide “substantial relief” to businesses and individuals who suffer financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. “We’re also going to be talking about hourly wage earners getting help...
Elizabeth Warren, once a frontrunner in the Democratic contest for the White House, is dropping out of the race, US media reported Thursday, following a poor showing in several statewide votes this week. Warren, a 70-year-old progressive senator from Massachusetts, will hold a call with her campaign staff Thursday and...
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges, describing the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress as affronts to the U.S. Constitution that must be rejected. “The Senate should speedily reject these deficient articles of impeachment and acquit the president,”...
About 100 lawmakers of the U.S. Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. BBC reports that Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts administered the oath to the senators. Justice Roberts asked the senators, “Do you solemnly swear that in all...
The United States has released a list of members of its presidential delegation to the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, amid speculation as to whether President Donald Trump would attend the annual event in Davos later this month. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is listed as the leader of the delegation...
U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives Wednesday night, accused of abusing the power of the presidency to benefit himself politically and then obstructing congressional efforts to investigate his actions. On a near straight party-line vote, the Democrat-controlled House approved two articles of impeachment against Trump,...