The Japanese were keen to broadcast that prime minister Shinzo Abe was the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump after he got to the White House. India was happy to publicise that Narendra Modi was the first to be invited for a working dinner at the White House. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu basked in their countries being chosen by the US president for his first official visit in office.
Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory.
The Republican Party is plunging into open warfare over President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory – with President Donald Trump taunting Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell in a passive-aggressive email blast, House lawmakers egging on senators to contest the counting of electoral college votes next month and senior GOP senators rebuffing that effort as a pointless political exercise.
Donald Trump has pardoned 15 people including two men convicted of lying to investigators in a probe into the president’s election campaign and four men convicted of carrying out a massacre of Iraqi civilians.
Conservative groups in the US, alleging without evidence that president-elect Joe Biden "stole the election", gathered for protests across America yesterday, including one in Washington featuring President Donald Trump's recently pardoned former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
The Trump administration plans to continue its unprecedented series of post-election executions by putting to death a truck driver who severely abused his two-year-old daughter for weeks in 2002, then killed her by slamming her head against a truck's windows and dashboard.
President Trump has raised $495m (€408m) since mid-October, with $207.5m (€171m) of it pouring in after Election Day – an extraordinary haul resulting from his post-election fundraising effort using a blizzard of misleading appeals about the integrity of the vote.
Washington's legal fraternity is braced for a storm of clemency action from President Donald Trump that could test the limits of presidential pardon power.
A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to halt its practice of “expelling” underage migrants who enter the United States without a parent, a ruling that also cast doubt on the broader legality of the emergency public health measures the US government has used since March to impose strict border controls.
Today Americans will render their final verdict on the tumultuous presidency of Donald Trump. The United States remains firmly in the grip of an uncontrolled pandemic that has wrought economic devastation not seen since the days before the 1932 election.
The old rule in cross-examination is that you never ask a question to which you don't know the answer. That might be adapted for presidential elections, with the advice going to Donald Trump: Don't make an accusation that cues your opponent to offer a killer line.
With time running out and trailing in the polls, President Donald Trump needed the strongest possible showing in his final debate against Joe Biden. But in the face of a series of attacks, the former vice president parried him with a strong performance that is likely to leave the campaign little changed from where it was at the start.
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