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trump can’t delay the election, but he can try to delegitimise it

Trump can’t delay the election, but he can try to delegitimise it

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  Americans were alarmed last week when their president suggested on Twitter that the November 3 presidential election should be delayed because mail-in ballots would be fraudulent.   The president has no authority to change the date of an election. The...
joe biden has a long list of qualified female vp candidates. so, who will he pick?

Joe Biden has a long list of qualified female VP candidates. So, who will...

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AAP/AP (various) The Democratic National Convention is approaching — in virtual form — and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will present his pick for vice president to the delegates for their affirmation. In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama...
trump is struggling against two invisible enemies: the coronavirus and joe biden

Trump is struggling against two invisible enemies: the coronavirus and Joe Biden

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Picture: AAP The US presidential election is being shaped by the two crises that have defined 2020 so far: the coronavirus pandemic and the national reckoning over police brutality and racism. COVID-19 has infected millions...
as minneapolis burns, trump’s presidency is sinking deeper into crisis. and yet, he may still be re-elected

As Minneapolis burns, Trump’s presidency is sinking deeper into crisis. And yet, he may...

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Picture: Sipa USA Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Sip Violence has erupted across several US cities after the death of a black man, George Floyd, who was shown on video gasping for breath as a white police officer, Derek Chauvin,...
trump’s twitter tantrum may wreck the internet

Trump’s Twitter tantrum may wreck the internet

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Image: Sipa USA US President Donald Trump, who tweeted more than 11,000 times in the first two years of his presidency, is very upset with Twitter. Last week Trump tweeted complaints about mail-in ballots, alleging voter fraud –...
third time’s the charm for joe biden: now he has an election to win and a country to save

Third time’s the charm for Joe Biden: now he has an election to win...

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Picture: AAP/EPA/Tracie van Auken At age 77, in his twilight years, the third time was the charm for Joe Biden. He prevailed over a field of 24 Democrats from across the political spectrum and has emerged...
donald trump blames everyone but himself for the coronavirus crisis. will voters agree?

Donald Trump blames everyone but himself for the coronavirus crisis. Will voters agree?

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Picture: Stefani Reynolds/POOL/EPA In absolute numbers, the United States is suffering the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreak. How did this happen in a country with such vast resources? There is plenty of blame to go around, from...
political assassinations were once unthinkable. why the us killing of soleimani sets a worrying precedent

Political assassinations were once unthinkable. Why the US killing of Soleimani sets a worrying...

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The assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has sparked protests in a number of countries – both Muslim and non-Muslim.  RAHAT DAR/EPA Since the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the immediate crisis appears to have dissipated. However,...
flight ps752: a deadly combination of iran’s recklessness and incompetence

Flight PS752: A deadly combination of Iran’s recklessness and incompetence

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In this Jan. 8, 2020 photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ebrahim Noroozi The crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight...
how the impeachment inquiry might affect trump’s 2020 re-election chances

How the impeachment inquiry might affect Trump’s 2020 re-election chances

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As the impeachment inquiry gathers pace in the US, Donald Trump is likely to keep doubling down on his opponents. AAP/EPA/Chris Kleponis The next 13 months will see American politics completely dominated by the fate...