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Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden's inauguration

Published on Jan 16, 2021 05:26 AM IST

Trump will become only the fourth president in history to boycott his successor's inauguration. And while he has said he is now committed to a peaceful transition of power — after months of trying to delegitimize Biden's victory— he has made clear he has no interest in making a show of it.

US President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the US-Mexico border wall, in Harlingen, Texas, US. (Reuters)
US President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the US-Mexico border wall, in Harlingen, Texas, US. (Reuters)
AP |

Trump plans to depart Washington the morning of Inauguration Day: Report

Trump, who had already announced plans not to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, is planning a farewell event at Joint Base Andrews, the base outside Washington where Air Force One is headquartered, the source said.

US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 15, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Reuters |

Mike Pence breaks with Donald Trump as Congress meets to certify Joe Biden’s win

The US vice-president’s refusal to comply with the president’s wishes was expected as he had conveyed his decision to him on Tuesday - that he doesn’t have the constitutional authority to reject or overturn the election

A file photo of US President Donald Trump with vice-president Mike Pence in Washington, DC.(AFP/FILE)
A file photo of US President Donald Trump with vice-president Mike Pence in Washington, DC.(AFP/FILE)
Published on Jan 07, 2021 12:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Georgia votes to decide who controls Senate

Democrats already control the House of Representatives. President-elect Joe Biden will have an easier time pursing his legislative agenda if his party wins these two seats in the state of Georgia

US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in support of Republican incumbent senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of a Senate runoff in Dalton, Georgia on January 4, 2021.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in support of Republican incumbent senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of a Senate runoff in Dalton, Georgia on January 4, 2021.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 11:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

A dozen Republican senators to oppose certification of Joe Biden’s win

Vice-president Mike Pence welcomed the planned attempt to overturn President Donald Trump’s election defeat

A file photo of President-elect Joe Biden speaking at a drive-in event in Atlanta.(AP/ FILE)
A file photo of President-elect Joe Biden speaking at a drive-in event in Atlanta.(AP/ FILE)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Top Republican breaks with Donald Trump, congratulates Joe Biden

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris on their election win, a day after their victory was cemented by an electoral college vote

A file photo of US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AFP/ FILE)
A file photo of US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the US Capitol in Washington, DC.(AFP/ FILE)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Joe Biden slams Donald Trump after securing electoral college vote; William Barr quits

Biden formally won 306 electoral college votes as electors voted in state capitals around the country either virtually or in person, fulfilling a pro forma responsibility that wouldn’t have received so much public attention but for Trump’s refusal to acknowledge his defeat. Trump expectedly won 232

US President-elect Joe Biden arrives with his wife Jill Biden to deliver remarks on the electoral college certification at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware on December 14, 2020.(AFP)
US President-elect Joe Biden arrives with his wife Jill Biden to deliver remarks on the electoral college certification at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware on December 14, 2020.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Nod from California: Joe Biden now has enough electors to officially become US president

Biden now has nine more than the 270-mark that he needed to technically secure a win over President Donald Trump in the election.

US President-elect Joe Biden playfully shows off his boot as he arrives at The Queen in Wilmington, US.(AFP)
US President-elect Joe Biden playfully shows off his boot as he arrives at The Queen in Wilmington, US.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 07:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

William Barr disputes Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud

The US attorney general is a close Trump ally and has repeated and defended all of the president’s claims and allegations in the past

In this file photo taken on September 1, 2020, US President Donald Trump (right) and US Attorney General William Barr step off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.(AFP/ FILE)
In this file photo taken on September 1, 2020, US President Donald Trump (right) and US Attorney General William Barr step off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.(AFP/ FILE)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 09:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Biden to name Indian-American Neera Tanden to Cabinet in a historic first for Democrats

US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Neera Tanden director of the Office of Management and Budget, which oversees the administration’s budget and federal agencies

Neera Tanden speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Neera Tanden speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Donald Trump loses yet another legal battle, will campaign in Georgia

A US federal appeals court dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block Pennsylvania, a key battleground state, from certifying President-elect Joe Biden as the winner

US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One at Trump National Golf Club on November 27, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One at Trump National Golf Club on November 27, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Joe Biden calls for unity against Covid-19; Donald Trump wants election loss overturned

The contrast between the two leaders, their priorities and their styles played out in full public view over the day on Wednesday

US President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware.(AFP)
US President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 10:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Joe Biden on US election victory

It came as Biden introduced members of his foreign policy and national security team on Tuesday with a sharp message for the world - the US was returning to reassert its global leadership to fight terrorism, control the pandemic, and deal with issues such as climate crisis, nuclear proliferation and cyber threats

US President-elect Joe Biden introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.(AFP)
US President-elect Joe Biden introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre on November 24, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 12:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Janet Yellen set to become the first woman to head US treasury department

Yellen will become the first woman to head the treasury department - she was the first woman to head the US Fed

Janet Yellen at a news conference.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Janet Yellen at a news conference.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Published on Nov 24, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Joe Biden to name Antony Blinken as US secretary of state

“We have no time to lose when it comes to our national security and foreign policy. I need a team ready on day one to help me reclaim America’s seat at the head of the table,” Biden said

A file photo of Antony Blinken.(AFP/ FILE)
A file photo of Antony Blinken.(AFP/ FILE)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 12:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Joe Biden’s likely secretary of state pick Antony Blinken sees China as a ‘common challenge’ for India, US

Blinken, who served as deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, has been a front-runner for the position. He was also the Biden campaign’s chief foreign policy official

US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens to journalists' questions during a news conference, at a hotel in Mexico City April 30, 2015.(REUTERS/ FILE)
US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens to journalists' questions during a news conference, at a hotel in Mexico City April 30, 2015.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 12:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Donald Trump seeks to overturn US election outcome as Georgia recount reaffirms Joe Biden victory

The US president-elect, who turned 78 on Friday, has maintained a public posture of confidence in the election outcome

US President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters following an online meeting with members of the National Governors Association executive committee in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters following an online meeting with members of the National Governors Association executive committee in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 11:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Donald Trump fires his top election security official

The outgoing US president has refused to accept the election outcome, continues to falsely claim he has won, and has barred his administration from cooperating with the transition team of Biden

Chris Krebs speaks to reporters in Arlington, Virginia, US.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Chris Krebs speaks to reporters in Arlington, Virginia, US.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 11:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Joe Biden fears more people may die from Covid-19 as Donald Trump delays smooth transition

Biden had run on the promise of according top priority to the battle against Covid-19 if elected, and in his first significant step since the election, he set up an advisory team to start planning his administration’s approach after his inauguration on January 20

US President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the economy following a briefing with economic advisers in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the economy following a briefing with economic advisers in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

President Donald Trump drops key claim in Pennsylvania lawsuit over US election result

The campaign had in an earlier lawsuit sought to block the state from certifying its election result and asked for setting aside 682,479 ballots that it alleged had been counted “illegally, in secret” as its poll watchers were not allowed to observe the counting

US President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 10:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Donald Trump admits Joe Biden ‘won’, but insists US election was ‘rigged’

“He won because the Election was Rigged,” Trump tweeted, and went on to repeat his allegations of election fraud that have found no traction outside his support base, have failed to stand up in courts and have been debunked by top election security officials of his own administration

In this file photo taken on December 19, 2019, US President Donald Trump leaves after speaking at a summit on transforming mental health treatment to combat homelessness, violence and substance abuse at the White House in Washington, DC.(AFP/ File)
In this file photo taken on December 19, 2019, US President Donald Trump leaves after speaking at a summit on transforming mental health treatment to combat homelessness, violence and substance abuse at the White House in Washington, DC.(AFP/ File)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Adah Arora: Educate to inspire, ignite and illuminate

School structures have evolved into infrastructural wonders but there is much that can be done to improve the learning experience for students.

The pandemic has changed the face of learning.
The pandemic has changed the face of learning.
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 05:22 PM IST

US Election 2020: Poll watchers emerge as a flashpoint in battle over ballots

Tasked this year with monitoring a record number of mail ballots, partisan poll watchers are designated by a political party or campaign to report any concerns they may have

The Trump campaign had sought to halt the counting of mail ballots in the county, saying observers were being kept too far away to be able to see if signatures matched voter registration records(AFP)
The Trump campaign had sought to halt the counting of mail ballots in the county, saying observers were being kept too far away to be able to see if signatures matched voter registration records(AFP)
Published on Nov 06, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

‘Look at India, the air is filthy,’ says US President Donald Trump at final debate

US president sparked a storm on social media when he used the word “filthy” to describe the quality of air in India - language he has never used for a country he has counted among America’s friends

US President Donald Trump participates in the final presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University on October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump participates in the final presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University on October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Barack Obama hits campaign trail, slams US President Donald Trump

During a rally in Philadelphia, the former US president slammed Trump for his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, his secret bank account in China, his tweeting, and for “making things up”

Former US president Barack Obama waves while wearing a
Former US president Barack Obama waves while wearing a "Vote" mask as he campaigns on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 21.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 22, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Trump-Biden debate: Candidates’ mics to be muted at the start of each segment

The decision was announced by the US commission on presidential debates. The in-person face-off is scheduled for Friday morning, India time, at Belmont University in Nashville

US President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on October 19 in Prescott, Arizona.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on October 19 in Prescott, Arizona.(AFP)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 10:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Lock up the Bidens, lock up Hillary: Donald Trump tells supporters at Georgia rally

Donald Trump on Friday escalated his attack on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, saying he should be “locked up” for dubious allegations of corruption. The US president was speaking at an election rally

US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ocala International Airport in Ocala, Florida on October 16.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ocala International Airport in Ocala, Florida on October 16.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 11:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Georgia’s Republican senator mispronounces Kamala Harris’s name at a rally for Donald Trump, sparks outrage

“Kamala? Kamala? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Whatever,” David Perdue said at a campaign stop in Macon, Georgia, in a comment that is being seen by many as a deliberately racist ploy to denigrate Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris

Republican Senator David Perdue speaks during a campaign rally for US President Donald Trump at Middle Georgia Regional Airport on October 16 in Macon, Georgia.(AP)
Republican Senator David Perdue speaks during a campaign rally for US President Donald Trump at Middle Georgia Regional Airport on October 16 in Macon, Georgia.(AP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Dr Anthony Fauci calls White House event ‘superspreader’; Donald Trump to resume campaigning

The top infectious-disease expert in the US said an event hosted by the White House on September 26 was a ‘superspreader’ as a number of attendees tested positive for Covid-19

US President Donald Trump (centre) speak about law and order to supporters from the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 10.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump (centre) speak about law and order to supporters from the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 10.(AFP)
Published on Oct 11, 2020 01:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

VP debate: Kamala Harris, Mike Pence clash over handling of Covid-19 pandemic

Despite tensions between the two camps, both Harris and Pence debated more calmly compared to last month’s acrimonious opening debate between Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump that had devolved into name-calling

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris and US Vice-President Mike Pence participate in their 2020 vice-presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, on October 7.(REUTERS)
Democratic vice-presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris and US Vice-President Mike Pence participate in their 2020 vice-presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, on October 7.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 05:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj
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