us elections 2020

Joe Biden claims '10-15%' of Americans 'are just not very good people'

Joe Biden claims '10-15%' of Americans 'are just not very good people'

Democrat also said ‘vast majority of the people are decent’ in town hall while Trump campaign attacked remark on TwitterFormer vice-president Joe Biden has said “probably anywhere from 10% to 15%” of
Trump hankers for roar of the crowd while Biden takes campaign virtual

Trump hankers for roar of the crowd while Biden takes campaign virtual

Despite the pandemic, the president can’t wait to get back packed rallies while his Democratic rival practices caution. Each thinks he has a winning strategyDonald Trump wants to be nominated by a
Can Joe Biden convince protesters he'd be a 'transformational' president?

Can Joe Biden convince protesters he'd be a 'transformational' president?

‘It’s not enough to just be better than Trump’, Democratic hopeful told, amid anti-racist uprising sparked by killing of George FloydHours before peaceful protests against police brutality were
Trump says Republicans ‘forced’ to seek new state to host national convention

Trump says Republicans ‘forced’ to seek new state to host national convention

North Carolina governor refused to guarantee event could be held without size restrictions due to coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump said he
'Disastrous at a time like this': the US Postal Service is on the brink of crisis

'Disastrous at a time like this': the US Postal Service is on the brink of crisis

The post office could be key to people voting during the pandemic but perverse financial rules and Trump’s hostility put that at riskEven before the coronavirus pandemic, the United States post office
Steve King: Republican congressman known for racist rhetoric loses primary race in Iowa

Steve King: Republican congressman known for racist rhetoric loses primary race in Iowa

Randy Feenstra unseats nine-term conservative, who was repeatedly reprimanded by party leaders for interactions with white nationalistsThe controversial Iowa Republican congressman Steve King has been
'A wake-up call for the nation': Joe Biden addresses the killing of George Floyd – video

'A wake-up call for the nation': Joe Biden addresses the killing of George Floyd – video

Joe Biden has addressed the killing of George Floyd and the protests that his death has sparked. During a speech in Philadelphia, the Democratic presidential candidate said Floyd’s last words, 'I
Americans vote in primaries amid Covid-19 and mass protests

Americans vote in primaries amid Covid-19 and mass protests

Eight states and the District of Columbia are holding elections Tuesday in the most widespread trial yet of whether it can be done safelyGeorge Floyd killing – latest US updatesSee all our George
‘It could have a chilling effect’: why Trump is ramping up attacks on mail-in voting

‘It could have a chilling effect’: why Trump is ramping up attacks on mail-in voting

Trump is sowing doubt about mail-in voting at a time when it may be the safest way for people to cast their ballotsDonald Trump is escalating baseless attacks on mail-in voting in what appears to be
America's seniors ebb away from Trump as coronavirus response disappoints

America's seniors ebb away from Trump as coronavirus response disappoints

The country’s most reliable voting bloc are also the most vulnerable to the virus, which looks to be benefiting BidenAt a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden last week, a maskless Donald Trump
‘A national crisis’: how the killing of George Floyd is changing US politics

‘A national crisis’: how the killing of George Floyd is changing US politics

As people protest across the US, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have offered divergent responses that point to a divisive political debate on race relationsRiots in Minneapolis and across the US triggered
Biden sets solemn tone as Trump waits 15 hours to mark Covid-19 milestone

Biden sets solemn tone as Trump waits 15 hours to mark Covid-19 milestone

As the toll of Americans killed by the coronavirus passed 100,000, the president was lashing out at Twitter for factchecking his postsFour hours after Johns Hopkins University recorded that 100,000
Revealed: conservative group fighting to restrict voting tied to powerful dark money network

Revealed: conservative group fighting to restrict voting tied to powerful dark money network

Honest Elections Project, part of network that pushed supreme court pick Brett Kavanaugh, is now focusing on voting restrictionsRead our full coverage of US voting rightsThis story was reported in
Twitter labels Trump's false claims with warning for first time

Twitter labels Trump's false claims with warning for first time

President rails against decision after his tweets on mail-in voting are marked with message: ‘Get the facts’Twitter for the first time took action against a series of tweets by Donald Trump, labeling
'You have to respond forcefully': Can Joe Biden fight Trump's brutal tactics?

'You have to respond forcefully': Can Joe Biden fight Trump's brutal tactics?

The former vice-president faces a fog of insinuations, accusations and smears. Aides insist he is up to the taskBarack Obama adds star power to Joe Biden’s campaignOnce, Joe Biden was adamant. He
'Feels good to be out of my house': Biden lays Memorial Day wreath in Delaware

'Feels good to be out of my house': Biden lays Memorial Day wreath in Delaware

Wearing face mask, former vice-president takes break from two months of isolation Joe Biden left his Delaware home to lay a wreath on Monday to mark Memorial Day, emerging from a two-month
Trump threatens to move Republican convention if North Carolina won't allow packed arena

Trump threatens to move Republican convention if North Carolina won't allow packed arena

President targets Democratic governor days after state’s highest daily increase in coronavirus casesCoronavirus – latest global updatesDonald Trump has threatened to move the Republican party’s
Joe Biden forced to make his fundraisers fully virtual – bar the price tag

Joe Biden forced to make his fundraisers fully virtual – bar the price tag

The pandemic has led the presumptive Democratic nominee, like other politicians to take his high-dollar events onlineThe coronavirus pandemic may have driven Joe Biden into his basement and forced his
Why is Trump so quiet about the Biden sexual assault allegation?

Why is Trump so quiet about the Biden sexual assault allegation?

The president rarely misses a chance to sling mud but he has been uncharacteristically quiet about Tara Reade’s claimSometimes Donald Trump portrays his election rival, Joe Biden, as a sleepy
US judge rules Florida felons can vote without paying legal fees

US judge rules Florida felons can vote without paying legal fees

Judge Robert Hinkle says current law is unconstitutional but his ruling is likely to face Republican challenge in key battleground stateA law in Florida requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of