Trumps says will pass 'best stimulus' after election
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Republicans will approve a pandemic rescue package for the US economy after the November 3 election, seeming to concede defeat on efforts to reach a deal this week.He also improbably predicted Republicans would regain control of the lower house of Congress, and blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the impasse in talks over steps to help counteract the devastating impact that the health crisis has had on households and businesses."She's not interested in helping the people," Trump told reporters at the White House. "But after the elec...
Could the election in Pennsylvania be decided by the Supreme Court? Probably not. Here's why
PHILADELPHIA — Nobody wants to be the Florida of 2020.But as Pennsylvania works to pull off the most complicated election in living memory, with the added pressure of being one of the most hotly contested battlegrounds in the presidential race, it’s being sued left and right. President Donald Trump has made the state a top target for his unfounded accusations of voter fraud and attacks on the electoral system.Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked last week on whether to block a mail ballot deadline extension ordered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, just as Republicans were rushing to ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Trump boosted by Supreme Court confirmation days ahead of US election
President Donald Trump's struggling reelection campaign received a boost Monday with the confirmation of his latest Supreme Court nominee, tilting the top body to the right and clinching his judicial legacy in a landmark victory for American conservatives.The Republican-controlled Senate elevated Amy Coney Barrett to the lifelong position in a 52-48 vote, capping a rapid and deeply contentious process that makes her the sixth conservative, and third Trump appointee, on the nine-member court."This is a momentous day for America, for the United States Constitution and for the fair and impartial ...
Donald Trump has declared, “The only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged,” Given that he is infallible, Trump has stepped up efforts to thwart this rigging by creating a taskforce called STOP which is designed to prevent progressives from casting their ballots. Though my connections within the deep state, I have obtained STOP’s plan for achieving its aim in the remaining days before the election.1) To avoid the accusation of voter intimidation by armed Trump poll watchers, the Department of Homeland Security must invoke eminent domain laws to federalize perimeter...
The Moderate Voice
US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?
The upcoming presidential elections in the United States are historic and life-changing, no matter where you are positioned on the US political spectrum.This is equally true for peoples and governments around the world, as the dynamics of international relations have been fundamentally altered and disrupted by the Trump presidency.While Trump allies in the US and around the world, including Israel and some Gulf States, are hoping he could be re-elected, the view from Palestine is fundamentally different, and the stakes are much higher.For Palestinians, Donald Trump's policy towards their cause...
EXCLUSIVE: Only 17% of Hongkongers approve of proposal to allow HK election voting in China despite Lam claim – HKFP-PORI poll
Only 17 per cent of Hong Kong people support a government proposal to let Hongkongers living in mainland China cast ballots remotely in the city’s elections, according to an opinion survey conducted for HKFP.Chief Executive Carrie Lam has claimed public support for the idea with media reports suggesting she will include it in her 2020 policy address. The address was postponed to the end of next month so that Beijing could be consulted.Reports say that the government intends to let Hongkongers living in the Greater Bay Area – consisting of Hong Kong, Macau and nine mainland cities including She...
Hong Kong Free Press
Why sanctions should be a key issue in this US election
In the past almost four years of President Donald Trump’s leadership, the United States has pushed the envelope further than ever before with its use of sanctions as a geopolitical tool.Sanctions are moving in ominous new directions: Their scope, the justifications for them, and the types and number of targets are proliferating. In the process, a broad range of human rights are being violated, even the right to life, as people lose access to essential services, including medical care.And while this expansion has been driven largely by the United States, other states and political groupings see...
Trump boosted by Supreme Court confirmation days from US election
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's struggling reelection campaign received a boost Monday with the confirmation of his latest Supreme Court nominee, tilting the top body to the right and clinching his judicial legacy in a landmark victory for American conservatives.The Republican-controlled Senate elevated Amy Coney Barrett to the lifelong position in a 52-48 vote, capping a rapid and deeply contentious process that makes her the sixth conservative, and third Trump appointee, on the nine-member court."This is a momentous day for America, for the United States Constitution and for the ...
US solidifies sanctions against Iran oil before election
President Donald Trump's administration on Monday slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's oil sector including over sales to Syria and Venezuela, reducing Joe Biden's room for maneuver if he wins next week's election.The Trump administration has since 2018 enforced sweeping sanctions aimed at ending all of Iran's key oil exports, seeking to choke off all cash sources for the regional nemesis of US allies Saudi Arabia and Israel.Under the new measures, the administration designated the National Iranian Oil Company, Iran's petroleum ministry and the National Iranian Tanker Company under a counterterro...
OPINION: Our schools must figure out a way to teach this presidential election
By Emma HumphriesIn years past, teaching about a presidential election meant teaching about the Electoral College, just making it a little more interesting. In 2020, teaching about the presidential election feels more like teaching about the Second Amendment or the abortion rights debate.It’s a contentious subject, and across the country, some districts are forbidding their teachers from broaching this election, some teachers are choosing on their own not to teach it, and, in some cases, students are being told it’s too polarizing to discuss in the classroom. Schools are afraid of dividing and...
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