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Biden signals US diplomatic shift with new team
by Sebastian Smith - November 24, 2020 - 4:39pm
President-elect Joe Biden has announced a foreign policy and national security team crammed with veterans from the Barack Obama years, signaling an end to the upheaval under President Donald Trump and a return to...
Donald Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America
by Sebastian Smith - November 8, 2020 - 2:01pm
Donald Trump rose to power proposing a simple solution to the United States' deepest problems: himself.
Biden wins White House, ending Trump presidency
by Sebastian Smith - November 8, 2020 - 1:30am
Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House, US media said Saturday, defeating Donald Trump and ending a presidency that convulsed American politics, shocked the world and left the United States more divided...
Trump attacks US election results, Biden set to speak
by Sebastian Smith - November 7, 2020 - 9:16am
President Donald Trump, in his latest effort to discredit vote tallies showing him headed for defeat in the tense US election, warned challenger Joe Biden on Friday against "wrongfully" claiming the p...
Confident Biden edges ahead in US election, Trump claims fraud
by Sebastian Smith - November 5, 2020 - 7:05pm
The knife-edge US presidential race tilted toward Democrat Joe Biden early Thursday, with wins in Michigan and Wisconsin bringing him close to a majority, but President Donald Trump claimed he was being cheated and...
Trump declares win, vows court action in knife-edge election
by Sebastian Smith - November 4, 2020 - 8:23pm
The US election was plunged into chaos early Wednesday as President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory and sought Supreme Court intervention to stop vote-counting -- even as his Democratic rival...
Polls start to close in tense US presidential election
by Sebastian Smith - November 4, 2020 - 9:00am
What was not expected immediately was a definitive verdict on whether Trump gets another four years or Biden pushes him out of the White House.
Trump restarts public speeches, Biden calls it 'reckless'
by Sebastian Smith - October 9, 2020 - 10:22am
US President Donald Trump will give a public speech at the White House Saturday for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19, as he prepares a dramatic campaign trail return just three weeks before the...
Trump leaves hospital for White House, removes mask immediately
by Sebastian Smith - October 6, 2020 - 7:53am
A series of made-for-TV moments allowed Trump to squeeze the maximum from his medical discharge, starting by exiting alone from the large gold-colored front doors of the Walter Reed military hospital just outside...
Trump names 'brilliant' conservative to US Supreme Court
by Sebastian Smith - September 27, 2020 - 9:22am
If confirmed, Barrett will fill the seat left by the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, likely steering the court to the right for years, expanding the current conservative wing's sometimes shaky 5-4 advantage to...
Trump admitted playing down coronavirus danger
by Sebastian Smith - September 10, 2020 - 7:44am
"I wanted to always play it down," Trump said in an interview with Woodward on March 19, according to a CNN preview of the book "Rage," due to be published September 15.
Person shot outside White House, Trump evacuated mid press conference
by Sebastian Smith - August 11, 2020 - 8:07am
US Secret Service guards shot and wounded someone, apparently armed, outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference.
Global coronavirus infections pass 15 million
by Sebastian Smith - July 23, 2020 - 7:31am
The number of coronavirus infections around the world passed 15 million on Wednesday with more than a quarter of those cases in the United States.
Trump, sinking in polls, shifts tone on coronavirus
by Sebastian Smith - July 22, 2020 - 8:02am
Reeling from polls predicting defeat in November's election, President Donald Trump struck a newly serious tone on the coronavirus crisis Tuesday, acknowledging that a disease he has frequently played down would...
Trump presidency in turmoil after bombshell book, Supreme Court vote
by Sebastian Smith - June 19, 2020 - 7:48am
Trump's once supremely self-confident march toward a second term was already in a hole due to criticism over his responses to the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide anti-racism protests.
Trump says evidence ties China lab to virus, threatens tariffs
by Sebastian Smith - May 1, 2020 - 8:37am
US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened China with fresh tariffs as he stepped up his attacks on Beijing over the coronavirus crisis, saying he had seen evidence linking a Wuhan lab to the contagion.
Trump declares coronavirus fight close to end, but cases rise
by Sebastian Smith - March 25, 2020 - 8:48am
President Donald Trump declared the beginning of the end of the coronavirus crisis in the United States on Tuesday and called for a quick end to social distancing, even as New York's governor compared the growing...
Trump impeachment witnesses lose their jobs
by Sebastian Smith - February 8, 2020 - 11:06am
US President Donald Trump on Friday fired two of the highest profile witnesses in his impeachment probe, sparking accusations that he is on a campaign of revenge.
Trump in State of Union speech: 'I keep my promises'
by Sebastian Smith - February 5, 2020 - 10:28am
President Donald Trump was to deliver a triumphant State of the Union speech Tuesday on the eve of near certain acquittal in his impeachment trial, setting the stage for his re-election bid with a boast of "I keep...
Trump pulls back from war with Iran
by Sebastian Smith - January 9, 2020 - 8:57am
President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of war with Iran on Wednesday, saying that Tehran appeared to be "standing down" after firing missiles — without causing casualties — at US...
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