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Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans

Jan 7 2021 — Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was both stunning and predictable, the result of a Republican Party that has repeatedly enabled President Donald Trump's destructive behaviour. When Trump was a presidential candidate in 2016, Republican officials ignored his call to supporters to “knock the crap out” of protesters. Less than a year after he took […]

‘No more room for delay’: Biden wants emergency COVID-19 aid

Nov 20 2020 — Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to enact billions of dollars in emergency COVID-19 assistance before the year's end, according to a senior adviser who warned Friday that “there's no more room for delay.” Biden transition aide Jen Psaki delivered the remarks before Biden's first in-person meeting since winning the election […]

Sanders, Warren under scrutiny as Biden weighs Cabinet picks

Nov 20 2020 — Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — WILMINGTON, Del. — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, leaders of the Democratic Party's left wing, are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Joe Biden's administration as the incoming president balances the demands of his party's progressive base against the political realities of a narrowly divided Senate. The liberal New England […]

Biden reaches out to governors as Trump stymies transition

Nov 19 2020 — Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden's meeting Thursday with a group of Democratic and Republican governors is his latest attempt to fight through President Donald Trump's unprecedented attempt to block the president-elect's transition to power. Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris planned a virtual session in the afternoon with the National Governors Association's leadership team, which includes […]

5 questions as Trump and Biden prepare for final debate

Oct 21 2020 — Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — NASHVILLE — President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, meet on the debate stage for the second and final time Thursday night in Tennessee. The 90-minute prime-time meeting comes just 12 days before Election Day. Some key questions heading into the debate: CAN TRUMP CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF THE RACE? Trump cannot afford […]

2020 Watch: Is debate Trump’s last chance to save himself?

Oct 19 2020 — Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — NEW YORK — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 15 Days to next scheduled presidential debate: 3 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump is openly contemplating the prospect of losing, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden is warning his supporters against overconfidence […]

2020 Watch: How long will Trump be quarantined?

Oct 5 2020 — Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — NEW YORK — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 29 Days to next presidential debate: 8 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump spent the weekend in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, a stunning development that injected a new layer […]

5 questions heading into Trump and Biden’s first debate

Sep 28 2020 — Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — NEW YORK — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, will meet on the debate stage for the first time Tuesday night in Cleveland. Millions of voters will get their first opportunity to compare the candidates' policies and personalities side by side on national television for 90 minutes just five weeks before Election […]