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  • Final debate offers Trump a late chance to regain ground in presidential race
    Reuters Behind in opinion polls, U.S. President Donald Trump gets a late chance to make his case for re-election before a vast audience of Americans when he squares off against Democratic rival Joe Biden on Thursday in their last debate before the Nov. 3 vote. Trump badly needs to use the televised encounter to steady a campaign that is struggling, in part due to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 222,000 people in the United States and is surging
  • Obama blasts Trump's tweets, track record in 2020 campaign trail debut
    PHILADELPHIA/GASTONIA, N.C., October 22 (Reuters): Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Wednesday with a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the Republican president's Election Day face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Speaking at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia on behalf of Biden, his former vice president, and Democratic running mate Kamala Harris, Obama offered his fiercest critique yet of his successo
  • Honeymoon over? Saudi Arabia-U.S. ties face reset with Biden win
    RIYADH/WASHINGTON, October 22 (Reuters): Saudi Arabia's crown prince enjoyed a near free pass under his personal relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump, but the kingdom's brazen young leader will have to tread more carefully should Democrats take the White House and reset strategic ties. Riyadh's human rights record, with the brutal 2018 murder of Washington Post Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and detention of women activists, will be a prime point of friction w
  • These voters sat out in 2016. Now they could determine the next U.S. president
    Reuters Iowa resident LeAnne Putman-Thomas has watched her country pursue wars, endure recessions and elect its first Black president. Yet the 53-year-old never felt compelled to vote. That changed this month, when she went to an early voting center to cast a ballot for Democrat Joe Biden - or, more accurately, to vote out Republican incumbent Donald Trump. "His presidency has ignited something bad that was festering in this country," said the self-employed embroider
  • After keeping low profile on campaign trail, Obama makes debut for Biden
    Reuters Former U.S. President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on the campaign trail on Wednesday for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who is locked in a tight race with President Donald Trump in crucial states 13 days before the Nov. 3 election. Obama, who served eight years in office with Biden as his vice president, will urge supporters to vote early for Biden and other Democratic candidates in the general election at an outdoor drive-in rally in Pennsylvania's big
  • U.S. campaign in high gear with early voting under way in battleground Florida
    CORAL GABLES, Fla., October 19 (Reuters): Early voting began on Monday in Florida, a battleground state that could decide the Nov. 3 presidential election, while a record 28 million Americans already have cast ballots nationwide with barely two weeks remaining in the U.S. campaign. President Donald Trump, running out of time to change the dynamics of a race that opinion polls show him losing, will visit Arizona on Monday after holding a rally in Nevada on Sunday and urging his
  • Trump and Biden to court early voters as U.S. campaign gathers steam
    Washington, October 18 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden will court early voters as their campaigns step up events ahead of their final debate this week. Concern about crowds at polling stations during the coronavirus pandemic has driven far larger numbers than usual to vote early, ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day. Trump will head on Sunday to Nevada, a battleground state where more than 100,000 voters have already cast ballots, accord
  • Young U.S. poll workers brace for Election Day as virus fears keep elders home
    Reuters After scrambling to replace an aging force of poll workers most at risk from the coronavirus, U.S. election officials face the challenge of running the Nov. 3 voting with untested volunteers tasked with following strict health protocols in an intensely partisan environment. A nationwide drive that recruited hundreds of thousands of younger poll workers - the people who set up equipment, check in voters and process ballots - means most battleground states will not be under
  • Obama to campaign for Biden in Philadelphia
    Washington, October 17 (IANS): Former US President Barack Obama is set to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Philadelphia on October 21, according to Democratic Party sources. The sources confirmed the development to The Hill news website on Friday. Earlier this week, the sources had revealed that Obama would hit the campaign trail for Biden, who was his Vice President from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. During the Democratic National Convention i
  • Biden leads Trump by 7 points nationwide
    Washington, October 16 (IANS): A new poll has revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was currently leading US President Donald Trump by seven points nationwide, with just 18 days remaining for the November 3 election. According to the new national Hill-HarrisX poll released on Thursday, 47 per cent of registered voters have said that they would cast their ballots for Biden if the election was held today, a 2-point spike from an October 3-6 survey, while 40 per
  • In split-screen town halls, Trump and Biden squabble over coronavirus response
    MIAMI/PHILADELPHIA, October 16 (Reuters): Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday criticized what he called President Donald Trump's "panicked" response to the coronavirus pandemic, while Trump defended his handling of a crisis that has killed more than 216,000 Americans. The rivals spoke in simultaneous town halls broadcast on separate television networks after a debate originally scheduled for Thursday was called off following Trump's COVID-1
  • Explainer: 'Dueling electors' pose risk of U.S. vote deadlock
    Reuters The 2020 US presidential election could be the most closely contested in recent memory due to a deeply divided electorate and the possibility that President Donald Trump will challenge widely used mail-in ballots, claiming without evidence they are fraudulent. Some election law experts are concerned the combination of factors could lead to a crisis in which both political parties claim to have won the same state, a phenomenon known as "dueling electors."
  • Climate activist Greta Thunberg shows support for Biden in rare political tweet
    STOCKHOLM, October 10 (Reuters): Teen climate-change fighter Greta Thunberg on Saturday showed support for Democrat Joe Biden, urging voters concerned about the environment to make their voices heard in the U.S. presidential election. The Swedish 17-year-old said in a tweet that she never engages in party politics, but that "the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that". "From a climate perspective it's very far from enough and many of you of cou
  • Oct 15 Trump-Biden presidential debate cancelled
    WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 10 (IANS): The second presidential debate between US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden which was scheduled to take place on October 15 in Miami, has been officially cancelled, it was announced. In a statement on Friday night, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) said: "It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for Oc
  • With pandemic dominating U.S. election, older voters turning away from Trump
    NEW YORK, October 9 (Reuters): Many older Americans have turned away from President Donald Trump this year as the coronavirus ravages the country, eroding an important Republican support base that helped propel him into the White House in 2016, Reuters/Ipsos polling data shows. Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden now split American voters aged 55 years and older almost evenly: 47% say they are voting for Biden on Nov. 3 while 46% back Trump, according to Reuters/Ipsos n
  • Biden campaign raises over $12mn after Harris-Pence debate
    Washington, October 9 (IANS): Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign announced that it has raised more than $12 million following the debate between the party's candidate Kamala Harris and US Vice President Mike Pence. The figure was confirmed by a campaign official to The Hill news website on Thursday, a day after the first Vice Presidential debate which took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. The former Vice President's campaign had raised nearly $10 milli
  • Judges, fracking and a fly: Six takeaways from the U.S. vice presidential debate
    Reuters Wednesday night's matchup between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Senator Kamala Harris unfolded largely free of the chaos that marred last week's debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Here are a few standout moments from the debate: PACKING THE COURT? Frustrated that Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate may soon cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, some on the left have calle
  • Trump's pandemic record in spotlight as Harris, Pence trade blows at VP debate
    SALT LAKE CITY, October 8 (Reuters): Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris clashed over the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic during their debate on Wednesday, as the White House struggled to contain an outbreak that has infected President Donald Trump and dozens of others. The policy-heavy, relatively sedate debate stood in stark contrast to last week's chaotic presidential showdown between Trump and Democratic pres
  • 2020 U.S. ELECTION: What you need to know right now
    Reuters As questions persist over President Trump's health, the vice-presidential debate, for once, takes a starring role in election season. Masks, plexiglass, social distancing and COVID-19 tests also feature. -The GOP is mobilizing an 'Army for Trump' - thousands of volunteers armed with their cellphones tasked with monitoring early voting sites and ballot drop boxes on the hunt for evidence to back up Trump's unsubstantiated claims of rampant voter fraud. -
  • 2020 U.S. ELECTION: What you need to know right now
    Reuters A question mark hangs over U.S. President Donald Trump's health as he continues treatment for COVID-19 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Doctors say he may go home on Monday. - Outside experts raise concerns that Trump's infection may be severe based on his treatment which includes Dexamethasone, a steroid used to reduce inflammation. - Trump's surprise "drive-by" to see flag-waving supporters gathered outside Walter Reed put others