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US Election 2020: If Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I’m not taking vaccine, says Kamala Harris

Updated on Oct 08, 2020 10:07 AM IST

It will be good to know whom President Donald Trump owes money, Americans should know what is influencing his decisions, Kamala Harris says.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris speaks during the vice presidential campaign debate with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence held on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S(REUTERS)
Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris speaks during the vice presidential campaign debate with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence held on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S(REUTERS)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘Don’t be afraid,’ US President Donald Trump tells Americans upon return to White House

The US president gave thumbs-up to reporters as he left the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. At the White House, a 10-minute helicopter ride later, he took off his mask and posed for cameras from one of the stately balconies

US President Donald Trump salutes as he poses on the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, DC after returning from the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump salutes as he poses on the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, DC after returning from the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 06, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

US President Donald Trump surprises supporters with drive-by outside Walter Reed hospital

Donald Trump wore a mask and sat in the back of an SUV. He waved to his supporters and gave out fist bumps as his cavalcade crawled by in front of the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda. The cavalcade didn’t stop and the US president had no in-person interactions

A vehicle in US President Trump's motorcade drives by supporters as they rally outside of Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4, 2020.(AFP)
A vehicle in US President Trump's motorcade drives by supporters as they rally outside of Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4, 2020.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 12:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Confusion, uncertainty as US President Donald Trump undergoes Covid-19 treatment in hospital

According to multiple reports, the US president had been administered supplemental oxygen on Friday at the White House as his oxygen levels had dropped, which had prompted the decision to rush him to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda

Marine One lifts off from the White House to take US President Donald Trump to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda on Friday.(AP)
Marine One lifts off from the White House to take US President Donald Trump to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda on Friday.(AP)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

US President Donald Trump moved to Walter Reed military hospital for Covid-19 treatment

Donald Trump waved to reporters as he walked to the helicopter waiting at the White House to fly him to Walter Reed, a short distance from Washington, DC. He didn’t answer questions from journalists. He wore a mask

US President Donald Trump arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center by helicopter after testing positive for the coronavirus disease, in Bethesda, Maryland.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center by helicopter after testing positive for the coronavirus disease, in Bethesda, Maryland.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 10:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

US presidential election 2020: Democratic nominee Joe Biden shatters fundraising records

Joe Biden has already topped his cash haul from August, for the month of September, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate with US President Donald Trump, held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files)
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate with US President Donald Trump, held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral

Donald Trump and Joe Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns

With less than eight weeks until Election Day, Trump and Biden are taking diametrically opposite approaches to campaigning during a pandemic — and the differences amount to more than political theatre.

For someone who has never been a natural in an arena, the smaller events allow Biden to have more personal interactions with representatives from key voting blocs, like labor and community leaders.(AP)
For someone who has never been a natural in an arena, the smaller events allow Biden to have more personal interactions with representatives from key voting blocs, like labor and community leaders.(AP)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Winston Salem | ByAssociated Press

Donald Trump, Joe Biden run vastly different campaigns amid Covid-19 crisis

A day earlier in Pennsylvania, Trump’s Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, held a socially distanced meeting in a backyard. His team has been so attentive to local regulations that some staffers have left the room if they risked breaking the rules on crowd limits.

As Biden gave a speech last week focused on the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus at a university building in Pittsburgh, a crowd of more than 100 gathered and continued to arrive even as his event wrapped up.(AP file photo)
As Biden gave a speech last week focused on the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus at a university building in Pittsburgh, a crowd of more than 100 gathered and continued to arrive even as his event wrapped up.(AP file photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Salem, Oregon | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

US Prez Donald Trump planning to withdraw additional troops from Iraq

A senior administration official discussed the draw-down with reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday night, on condition of anonymity. The official said the administration is also looking to announce the withdrawal of additional troops from Afghanistan in the coming days.

There are more than 5,000 American troops in Iraq now.(Reuters file photo)
There are more than 5,000 American troops in Iraq now.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2020 07:50 AM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Donald Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic

“This protects your beautiful gulf and your beautiful ocean, and it will for a long time to come,” Trump said as he announced the expanded drilling ban during an appearance at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

Trump used the event to portray himself as an environmental steward and contrast his record against that of Democrat Joe Biden.(AP Photo)
Trump used the event to portray himself as an environmental steward and contrast his record against that of Democrat Joe Biden.(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Jupiter, Florida | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Trump again raises idea of separating US and Chinese economies

Trump, who long touted friendly ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he sought to make good on promises to rebalance a massive trade deficit, has made getting tough on China a key part of his campaign for re-election on November 3.

“We lose billions of dollars and if we didn’t do business with them we wouldn’t lose billions of dollars. It’s called decoupling, so you’ll start thinking about it,” Trump said.(Bloomberg Photo)
“We lose billions of dollars and if we didn’t do business with them we wouldn’t lose billions of dollars. It’s called decoupling, so you’ll start thinking about it,” Trump said.(Bloomberg Photo)
Published on Sep 08, 2020 08:43 AM IST
Washington | ByReuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Hundreds gather near Portland for pro-Trump rally

Later, pro-Trump supporters and counter-protesters clashed at Oregon’s Capitol. Police in Salem arrested people, but it wasn’t immediately known how many.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather at the steps of the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem, Oregon.(Reuters Photo)
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather at the steps of the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem, Oregon.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 07:18 AM IST
Salem, Oregon | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Racial tensions across United States pose target for 2020 election meddling

Earlier this year, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pulled down dozens of accounts with names like “Blacks Facts Untold” that had been followed or liked by hundreds of thousands of people. The accounts were fake, created by an organization in Africa with links to Russia’s Internet Research Agency.

It’s a troubling but familiar pattern from Russia, as the Internet Research Agency overwhelmingly focused on race and the Black Lives Matter Movement when targeting the US in 2016.(AP file photo)
It’s a troubling but familiar pattern from Russia, as the Internet Research Agency overwhelmingly focused on race and the Black Lives Matter Movement when targeting the US in 2016.(AP file photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Will sanction Chinese officials responsible for human rights abuse in Tibet if elected: Joe Biden

Noting that the Chinese government recently announced plans to further tighten control over Tibet, thereby continuing to erode the human rights, religious freedoms, and dignity of the Tibetan people, the former US vice president said that these are only the latest efforts by Beijing to crush ethnic minorities that seek to preserve their distinct culture, language and beliefs.

Biden vowed that as president he will meet with the Dalai Lama, appoint a new Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, and insist that the Chinese government restore access to Tibet for US citizens, including American diplomats and journalists.(Reuters Photo)
Biden vowed that as president he will meet with the Dalai Lama, appoint a new Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, and insist that the Chinese government restore access to Tibet for US citizens, including American diplomats and journalists.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 03:27 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

US Presidential Polls 2020: Donald Trump tells Americans to try to vote twice

Trump said Americans should first try to vote by mail, if that option is offered in their state, then also go to the polling station on election day to check that their ballot has been counted -- and, if not, vote again.

Trump first aired the idea of casting a precautionary second vote on Wednesday during a trip to North Carolina.(Reuters Photo)
Trump first aired the idea of casting a precautionary second vote on Wednesday during a trip to North Carolina.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Washington | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Facebook moves to target misinformation before US presidential polls

The company said Thursday it will restrict new political ads in the week before the election and remove posts that convey misinformation about Covid-19 and voting. It will also attach links to official results to posts from candidates and campaigns that declare premature victories.

Facebook has long been criticized for not fact-checking political ads or limiting how they can be targeted at small groups of people.(AP file photo)
Facebook has long been criticized for not fact-checking political ads or limiting how they can be targeted at small groups of people.(AP file photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 08:45 PM IST
ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

While Trump targets ‘anarchist’ areas, Biden to visit Kenosha to ‘be a positive influence’

Trump is keeping the focus of his re-election bid on the protests as a law-and-order issue, while Biden is trying to make it a vote on Trump’s handling of the Covid-19 epidemic.

File photo: Former vice president Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump.(AP)
File photo: Former vice president Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump.(AP)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Kenosha unrest: Joe Biden to test his promise to unify the nation

The 77-year-old former vice president, travelling two days after President Donald Trump visited the same city, plans to meet Thursday with family of Jacob Blake, who remains hospitalised after being shot seven times in the back by a white police officer as authorities attempted to arrest him.

Biden is a white man propelled to the Democratic nomination by Black voters.(Reuters file photo)
Biden is a white man propelled to the Democratic nomination by Black voters.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Wilmington | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Is Donald Trump better for India or Joe Biden? S Jaishankar answers

India has bi-partisan, or in a sense, non-partisan support in American politics, says external affairs minister S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the last four US presidents had raised the level of relationship with India further.(PTI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the last four US presidents had raised the level of relationship with India further.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 12:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

US election 2020- Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: A look at Republican and Democratic parties’ vision for America

A look at Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s poll pitch for 2020 US elections

Democratic Party’s Joe Biden is up against Donald Trump for the post of US president in the 2020 US elections.(Bloomberg Photo/AP Photo)
Democratic Party’s Joe Biden is up against Donald Trump for the post of US president in the 2020 US elections.(Bloomberg Photo/AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 04:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindusantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Donald Trump’s intel chief ends election security briefings on Capitol Hill

President Donald Trump said National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe made the decision because the administration “got tired” of intelligence about election security leaking from Congress.

“They leaked the information ... and what’s even worse, they leaked the wrong information and we got tired of it,” Trump told reporters while attending a briefing on Hurricane Laura in Orange, Texas.(AP Photo)
“They leaked the information ... and what’s even worse, they leaked the wrong information and we got tired of it,” Trump told reporters while attending a briefing on Hurricane Laura in Orange, Texas.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 07:43 AM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

With the conventions now over, what’s next in campaign 2020?

One thing is clear, though: The Constitution sets Inauguration Day as January 20, and barring catastrophic developments, either Trump or Biden will take the oath of office that day.

US President Donald Trump is displayed on a screen while speaking during the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington,.(Bloomberg)
US President Donald Trump is displayed on a screen while speaking during the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington,.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 29, 2020 06:14 PM IST
Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Harris pledges to rejoin Paris Agreement, re-enter Iran nuke deal if elected

In 2017, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris deal, saying the accord would have cost America trillions of dollars, killed jobs, and hindered the oil, gas, coal and manufacturing industries.

Kamala Harris, 55, is the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.(Reuters Photo)
Kamala Harris, 55, is the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Trump knocks protesters against racial injustice during New Hampshire rally

Addressing a crowd in an airport hangar, Trump called the demonstrators who sought to disrupt his White House speech on Thursday night “thugs” and said Senator Rand Paul could have died when he was swarmed by protesters afterwards.

US President Donald Trump has been criticized for not showing empathy in the wake of shootings and killings of Black men by police.(Reuters Photo)
US President Donald Trump has been criticized for not showing empathy in the wake of shootings and killings of Black men by police.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Londonderry, New Hampshire | ByReuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Kanye West sues to get on Wisconsin presidential ballot in November

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that West’s campaign filed the lawsuit in Brown County Circuit Court.

The state Elections Commission decided last week that West missed the 5 p.m. deadline for filing his nomination signatures by anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes on August 4.(AP Photo)
The state Elections Commission decided last week that West missed the 5 p.m. deadline for filing his nomination signatures by anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes on August 4.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 06:49 AM IST
Madison, Wisconsin | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

America will land first woman on moon, says President Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s remarks came as he formally accepted the Republican nomination for a second term from the South Lawn of the White House.

Trump, 74, said that if re-elected the US will win the race to 5G, and build the world’s best cyber and missile defence.(Bloomberg Photo)
Trump, 74, said that if re-elected the US will win the race to 5G, and build the world’s best cyber and missile defence.(Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 11:56 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Republican leaders rally behind Trump, say Biden no longer has any principles

Debbie Flood, the owner of a Wisconsin machine shop, alleged that Biden voted to normalize trade with China and helped pave the way for them to join the WTO, even though they were hurting American companies like hers.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Joe Biden and Kamala Harris think this election is about the government.(AFP)
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Joe Biden and Kamala Harris think this election is about the government.(AFP)
Published on Aug 28, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination for second term

Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party nomination for reelection Thursday before a large crowd at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump talks at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, US(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump talks at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, US(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 10:06 AM IST
Washington | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Joe Biden says will campaign in person in US battleground states

Joe Biden made clear he would adhere to local guidelines and arrange to host events “without jeopardizing or violating state rules about how many people can in fact assemble.”

The Democratic convention was held last week, almost entirely online.(REUTERS)
The Democratic convention was held last week, almost entirely online.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Kamala Harris rebuts Republicans, assailing Trump for mishandling Covid-19

In a 20-minute speech in Washington, Harris assailed Trump’s leadership, criticizing him for ignoring the warning signs about the virus and prioritizing the stock market over the health of the American people.

Democratic US vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.(REUTERS)
Democratic US vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 03:22 AM IST
ByBloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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