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Trump says he will announce supreme court pick 'Friday or Saturday' – live

Supreme court: Biden accuses Republicans of abuse of powerWho is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s likely court pick? Evidence shows mail slowdowns after Trump ally took overSign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.13pm BST Donald Trump has told Fox & Friends in an interview this morning that he will announce his nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on either Friday or Saturday.He says that in respect of Ginsburg, “we should wait until the services over.”If Democrats were in the same situation he...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Ginsburg, Fox Friends


Trump health official says ‘biology independent of politics’ as US nears 200,000 Covid deaths

Coronavirus taskforce member says both Trump and CDC director were correct in their contradictory statements about a vaccineAs the US closed in on 200,000 deaths from Covid-19, Donald Trump’s health secretary and a key member of the White House coronavirus taskforce defended the administration’s handling of the pandemic and insisted the president and a senior public health aide were both correct when they made contradictory statements about the imminency of an effective vaccine. Related: Covid...
Tags: Cdc, White House, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Hillary Clinton sees 'very dangerous point in US history' – live

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigilRobert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principleObituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 4.29pm BST Ted Cruz delved deep into the history books, and threw in a plug for his own forthcoming book on the supreme court for good measure, as he attempted to justify Republican efforts to move quickly to vote on Donald Trump’s choice for...
Tags: Texas, Nbc, Republicans, Abc, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, US politics, Ted Cruz, US Senate, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Washington braced for supreme court fight – live

Trump promises to nominate woman within a week‘I will fight!’: mourners’ vow at supreme court vigilRobert Reich: For McConnell, power trumps principleObituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.24pm BST The internet duly lit up on Saturday after Donald Trump, speaking to reporters on leaving the White House for a rally in North Carolina, illustrated his promise to pick a woman for the supreme court with hand gestures which appeare...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, White House, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, US constitution and civil liberties, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump


Trump vows to select Ginsburg replacement 'without delay' – live

President tweets about ‘most important’ dutyMcConnell says Senate will push on with Trump’s pickWhat does Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death mean for the supreme court?Obituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 4.23pm BST One video doing the rounds today is of Republican senator Lindsey Graham’s comments from 2016 on the nomination of a new justice. After the death of conservative supreme court justice Antonin Scalia in 2016, Graham said ...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, US, Barack Obama, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, Graham, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Ginsburg


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: key Republicans under spotlight as fight to replace justice begins – live

McConnell vows Senate will push on with Trump’s pickWhat does Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death mean for the supreme court?Obituary: ‘Formidably clever with a superhuman capacity for work’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 2.02pm BST Slight hobby horse here: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement may well be decided and pushed through by a president who lost the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots and a Senate where, if you count the popular vote, the party which holds control received almost ...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, US news, Democrats, US politics, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Skywalker, McConnell, Dakotas, Trump s Republican


Biden: successor to 'giant' Ginsburg should be decided by US election winner – video

Joe Biden said ‘there is no doubt’ that the next US supreme court justice should be chosen by the winner of the country’s presidential election, following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.‘She was fierce and unflinching in her pursuit of the civil legal rights of everyone,’ Biden said of Ginsburg, who had sat on the supreme court since 1993. ‘Her opinions and her dissent are going to continue to shape the basis for law for a generation.’Biden added that Ginsburg’s replacement should be...
Tags: Obama, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US Senate, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US supreme court, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Ginsburg, McConnell, Bader Ginsburg


Trump under fire for 'shocking' Covid failures as ex-adviser turns against him

Olivia Troye attacks Trump and says he called his own supporters ‘disgusting people’ he no longer had to shake hands withThe coronavirus pandemic moved to the centre of the US election again on Friday, as a former senior official on the White House taskforce turned on Donald Trump. Related: 'He’s paying attention to people like us': Trump’s messages resonate in Wisconsin Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


Critics condemn Trump's rewrite of race in America in DC speech – live

President launches extraordinary attack on educationTwitter flags Trump tweet for false statement on mail-in votingTrump accused of sexual assault by former modelUS health official laments ‘politicization’ of CDCBarr criticized for comparing shutdown orders to slaverySign up for our First Thing newsletter 9.25pm BST Following up on revisionist speech at the first White House Conference on American History in which Donald Trump introduced “The 1776 Commission that will establish “patriotic” a...
Tags: White House, Nbc News, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, House, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, HHS, Stephen Miller, Michael Caputo, Caputo


Barack Obama to release memoir weeks after US election

Former president’s highly anticipated book, A Promised Land, is due on 17 NovemberThe first of two volumes of Barack Obama’s post-presidential memoirs will be published worldwide on 17 November, two weeks after the US election, Penguin Random House has announced.The publisher described the first volume, which will be issued in 25 languages, as covering the story of “his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world”. It indicated that it would cover his...
Tags: Books, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Autobiography and memoir, Penguin Random House


Barack Obama to release first memoir weeks after US election

Former president’s highly anticipated book, A Promised Land, is due on 17 NovemberThe first of two volumes of Barack Obama’s memoirs will be published worldwide on 17 November, two weeks after the US election, his publisher Penguin Random House has announced.The publisher described the first volume, which will be issued in 25 languages, as covering the story of “his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world”. It indicated that it will cover his asce...
Tags: Books, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Autobiography and memoir, Penguin Random House


Angry Tory MPs reject Joe Biden's comments on UK-EU Brexit talks

Trade deal with US not possible if UK undermines Good Friday agreement, Democrats sayConservative MPs have reacted angrily to an intervention by Joe Biden, the US Democratic presidential candidate, in the UK Brexit talks, accusing him of ignorance of the Northern Ireland peace process.In a tweet on Wednesday Biden warned the UK there will be no US-UK free trade agreement if the Brexit talks end with the Good Friday agreement being undermined. He tweeted: “We can’t allow the Good Friday agreement...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, US, European Union, UK News, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Ireland, US politics, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


US military police 'sought use of heat ray' to disperse White House protesters

Whistleblower testifies to House committee investigating use of force against BLM demonstrators in JuneA military whistleblower has said federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices, including a so-called heat ray, to disperse protesters outside the White House in June.In written responses to questions from a House committee, the national guard major Adam DeMarco said the defence department’s lead military police officer for the national capital region sent an email asking if the ...
Tags: Protest, White House, Race, US, World news, US news, US politics, US policing, Washington Dc, House, US military, BLM, Black Lives Matter Movement, Trump Administration, Adam DeMarco


Trump insists October vaccine possible despite CDC director's caution – live

President says at briefing: ‘I’m just telling you we’re ready to go’CDC: vaccine will not be widely available until mid- to late 2021HHS spokesperson taking leave of absence amid controversySign up for our First Thing newsletter 11.27pm BST Before ending the conference, Donald Trump confirmed that a White House staffer has tested positive for Covid-19. The president said that he did not have any personal contact with the staffer. Earlier today, a White House pool reporter said she was told b...
Tags: Cdc, Senate, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Redfield, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


"fine. biden. but this is bullshit."

  I've said it before and I'll say it again: Donald Trump is the single greatest gift the Democratic Party could ever hope to receive. The Democrats have finally achieved their most sought-after position: every thinking person must now vote Democrat, no matter what. They can now run whoever they want with whatever consequences that will have, because the alternative is an existential threat to the country itself. Both parties, of course, have always been an existential threat to other countries...
Tags: Travel, Asia, White House, US, Dnc, Joe Biden, History, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, US politics, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Ohio, John Kerry, Biden


Israel, UAE and Bahrain sign deals to normalize diplomatic relations – live

Trump gives Netanyahu a ‘key to the White House’Trump makes improbable claim US will see vaccine within ‘weeks’Breonna Taylor: Louisville reaches settlement with family – reportsSign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.00pm BST Here’s where the day stands so far: 6.45pm BST Rockets were fired from Gaza during the White House normalization signing ceremony with Israel, the Untied Arab Emirates and Bahrain, reportedly injuring at least two Israelis.Haaretz reports: Rocket sirens blared in ...
Tags: White House, Israel, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Wildfires, Gaza, United Arab Emirates, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Louisville, Gulf, Trump, Netanyahu


Trump makes improbable claim US will see Covid vaccine within 'weeks' – live

‘I want the vaccine fast,’ president says on Fox & FriendsBreonna Taylor: Louisville reaches settlement with family – reportsFirefighters pushed to limit as infernos rage across west coastNurses die as US hospitals fail to contain CovidSign up for our First Thing newsletter 3.29pm BST At the White House, a military honor guard is awaiting the arrival of leaders from Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates for today’s normalization signing ceremony.Military Honor Guard getting into posit...
Tags: White House, Israel, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Wildfires, United Arab Emirates, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Uae, Louisville, Trump, Mideast, Anwar Gargash


Trump claims US is 'rounding the corner' as coronavirus death toll nears 200,000 – live

President makes remark at press conference amid fallout from bookRepublican ‘skinny’ relief bill fails in SenateAt least seven dead and thousands displaced as fires scorch US westPelosi: Trump’s comments to Woodward showed ‘contempt for the American people’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 9.25pm BST During his White House press conference moments ago, Trump acknowledged he had spent much of the past 24 hours watching Fox News.Trump admits that he watched Fox News all night last night a...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, NewsMax, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Fox News Trump, US elections 2020


Republican 'skinny' relief bill fails in Senate as fallout continues over Woodward book – live

No current path is clear on next coronavirus relief packageTrump will travel to Michigan today for campaign event At least seven dead and thousands displaced as fires scorch US westPelosi: Trump’s comments to Woodward showed ‘contempt for the American people’Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.26pm BST Across the aisle, across the country, across the world.New York’s Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (erstwhile of the 2020 race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, ultim...
Tags: New York, Senate, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Hillary Clinton, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris


Trump 'wanted to play down' Covid despite knowing deadliness, Bob Woodward book says – as it happened

President downplayed severity of virus to avoid ‘panic’DHS whistleblower: I was told to stop providing intel on Russian interferenceBiden speaks in Michigan: Trump betrayed the American peopleFauci calls pausing of vaccine trial ‘unfortunate’Justice department seeks to defend Trump in defamation lawsuitSign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.00am BST From me and Joan E Greve: 12.33am BST Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds, is refusing to enforce a White House coronavirus taskforce recommend...
Tags: White House, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Iowa, Michigan, Donald Trump, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Bob Woodward, Kim Reynolds, US elections 2020, Joan E Greve


Trump 'wanted to play down' Covid despite knowing deadliness, Bob Woodward book says – live

President downplayed severity of virus to avoid ‘panic’Biden speaks in Michigan: Trump betrayed the American peopleFauci calls pausing of vaccine trial ‘unfortunate’Justice department seeks to defend Trump in defamation lawsuitSign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.29pm BST Trump will deliver remarks on judicial appointments in about 30 minutes, the White House has just announced.President @realDonaldTrump will deliver remarks on judicial appointments at 3PM. 7.24pm BST Speaking at the...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Ford, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Bob Woodward, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak, UAW Hall Region


'Our democracy is deeply imperiled': how democratic norms are under threat ahead of the US election

The principals of five major US organizations all feel profound anxiety about the state of the nation under Trump as the US election inches closerLast month Barack Obama returned to the political stage to deliver a speech about the future of the nation. He did it standing in the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia against the backdrop of a facsimile of the US constitution, which was drafted and signed in that city.This was not the Obama of old, jacket off, sleeves rolled out, firin...
Tags: Obama, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, US politics, Philadelphia, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


Is democracy in America under threat? - podcast

As the US election draws closer, the Guardian’s Ed Pilkington hears from civil leaders on their fears for the integrity of the process and the future of their democracy When Barack Obama spoke at the Democratic national convention recently he had as his backdrop a facsimile of the US constitution. He spoke pointedly about the importance of that document and criticised Donald Trump, a reality TV star who had damaged the reputation of the United States with “our democratic institutions threatened ...
Tags: US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US news, United States, US politics, Guardian, Naacp, Donald Trump, Derrick Johnson, Brennan Center for Justice, Vanita Gupta, Sabeel Rahman, US voting rights, Michael Waldman


Trump returns to campaign trail under shadow of military row – live

Cohen book details Trump’s racism and toxic family dynamicTrump expected to announce list of potential supreme court justicesCovid-19 death rate among African Americans and Latinos risingSign up for our First Thing newsletter 2.28pm BST This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam. As the president tries to address the ongoing fallout from the Atlantic story, dangerous fires continue to burn in California. Wildfires have burned more than 2m acres (809,000 hectares) in Calif...
Tags: California, Washington, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Cohen, Martin Belam, Edward Helmore, Brett Kavanaugh, US elections 2020


Trump's White House rally fails to evoke adulation from stony-faced reporters

David Smith’s sketch: With Biden still enjoying a lead in the polls, the president’s attacks on his rivals and perceived enemies smacked of more desperation than usualAfter turning the south lawn into a convention stage last month, Donald Trump held a surprise press conference-cum-campaign event on Monday at the White House’s front door – where Jackie Kennedy wore black on the day of JFK’s funeral, and where the Obamas greeted their successors on inauguration day.On a glorious late summer’s day,...
Tags: White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Jfk, Biden, Donald Trump, David Smith, Trump, Trump Tower, Obamas, Andrew Jackson, Jackie Kennedy, Lafayette Square, Trump s White House


Michelle Obama on marriage: ‘There are times when you can’t stand each other’

Former first lady says in latest episode of her podcast that marriage should be approached like picking a basketball teamMichelle Obama said there have been times when she wanted to “push Barack out of the window” and that marriage should be approached like picking a basketball team in a frank discussion about relationships. In the latest episode of her Spotify podcast, the former first lady said young couples, especially when they have small children, struggle to deal with tiredness, stress and...
Tags: Marriage, Obama, Barack Obama, US news, US politics, Michelle Obama, Barack


Cohen's book spotlights Trump's Obama obsession and resurfaces 'you're fired' video

Michael Cohen alleges Trump had ‘hatred and contempt’ for Barack Obama and 2012 video shows Trump mocking his rivalThe impression of Donald Trump’s obsession with his predecessor Barack Obama was fueled by a video from 2012 resurfacing this weekend from a parody in which the now-Republican president mocks his Democratic rival.Journalists dug up the clip after Michael Cohen, Trump’s disgraced former fixer, shared a photo of it taken from the film to promote his latest book. Continue reading...
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump Jr, Michael Cohen Trump


Speaking for Myself review: Sarah Sanders writes one for the Trump team

The former White House press secretary also has political ambitions of her own, back home in ArkansasTrump told Sanders to ‘take one for the team’ after Kim winkToward the end of Speaking for Myself, Sarah Huckabee Sanders recalls a conversation with Donald Trump in which she advises him her book will be aimed at defending his reputation. Related: 'Trump has a different leadership style': David Rubenstein plays it by the book Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Republicans, White House, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Arkansas, Kim, Donald Trump, Trump, Sanders, David Rubenstein, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump Administration, Sarah Sanders


Michael Cohen alleges Trump racist outbursts and role in Stormy Daniels payoff in new book

White House dismisses as ‘fan fiction’ the tell-all memoir of convicted former fixer who claims Trump is guilty of the same crimes as himMichael Cohen’s tell-all memoir makes the case that president Donald Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” that landed his former fixer in federal prison, offering a blow-by-blow account of Trump’s alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency.Of all the crises Cohen confronted working for Trump, none proved as vexing as the adult fi...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, Donald J Trump, Trump Cohen


Donald Trump visits his golf club amid outrage over remarks about US war dead

President went to Trump National Golf Club in the 295th trip to one of his own golf courses during his presidencyDonald Trump visited one of his own golf courses on Saturday amid one of the worst recent scandals to his presidency in recent months and after expert warnings that up to 400,000 Americans could die of the coronavirus before the end of the year.Trump’s re-election bid is in turmoil after multiple reports of disparaging remarks he made about veterans and US soldiers that have caused wi...
Tags: White House, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump National Golf Club, Trump Administration



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