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Donald Trump mulled replacing attorney general over election results: Report

Trump narrowly lost Georgia to Joe Biden in the November presidential election, in a vote he baselessly claimed was rigged.
The reports describe Donald Trump's increasing frustration with Rosen's refusal to wield the power of the Justice Department to interfere in the count.(Reuters file photo)
The reports describe Donald Trump's increasing frustration with Rosen's refusal to wield the power of the Justice Department to interfere in the count.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Jan 23, 2021 02:07 PM IST
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Joe Biden oath ceremony: Schedule, India timing, how to watch

Joe Biden oath ceremony: President-elect Joe Biden will be taking oath as the 46th President of the United States and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 49th Vice-President of the country.
US President-Elect Joe Biden will take oath on Wednesday. (AFP)
US President-Elect Joe Biden will take oath on Wednesday. (AFP)
Updated on Jan 20, 2021 06:16 PM IST
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Woman shot at US Capitol has died: Police

It remained unclear who shot the woman, but a witness said the shooting occurred after law enforcement authorities urged people to “get back.”
Pro-Trump protesters scale a wall as they storm the US Capitol Building, during clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 Presidential election results by the US Congress.(Reuters image)
Pro-Trump protesters scale a wall as they storm the US Capitol Building, during clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 Presidential election results by the US Congress.(Reuters image)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 06:08 AM IST
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Explained: What may happen on Jan 6 as Trump’s allies prepare to overturn electoral college results

Several Republican leaders, including senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, have been warning their GOP colleagues to not disrupt the certification process.
US President Donald Trump has been trying to overturn the election results on the basis of unproven claims of large-scale electoral fraud.(AP)
US President Donald Trump has been trying to overturn the election results on the basis of unproven claims of large-scale electoral fraud.(AP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 05:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Twitter reverts to old retweet function after US election

The microblogging site had in October made it difficult for users to retweet a tweet with misinformation and promoted the use of quote tweets, which included commentary from the user.
Twitter said it will no longer prompt quote tweets from the retweet icon. Meanwhile, Facebook has in the past few days rolled back their algorithm that lifted news from authoritative outlets over hyperpartisan sources.(Reuters file photo)
Twitter said it will no longer prompt quote tweets from the retweet icon. Meanwhile, Facebook has in the past few days rolled back their algorithm that lifted news from authoritative outlets over hyperpartisan sources.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2020 12:59 PM IST
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Electors meet to affirm Biden’s win; Georgia run-off voting starts

The electors will vote separately in their respective states either virtually or in person, in yet another election ritual propelled into public attention because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat, which has now been reaffirmed multiple times by courts, including twice by the Supreme Court.
Voters line up for the first day of early voting outside of the High Museum polling station on December 14 in Atlanta, Georgia for a run-off election for two US Senate seats.(AFP)
Voters line up for the first day of early voting outside of the High Museum polling station on December 14 in Atlanta, Georgia for a run-off election for two US Senate seats.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 11:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Donald Trump vows to press on in Wisconsin despite recount setback

“The Wisconsin recount is not about finding mistakes in the count, it is about finding people who have voted illegally, and that case will be brought after the recount is over, on Monday or Tuesday,” tweeted Trump on Saturday.
Twitter flagged Trump’s tweet about “many illegal votes” for making a disputed claim about election fraud.(Bloomberg)
Twitter flagged Trump’s tweet about “many illegal votes” for making a disputed claim about election fraud.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 06:35 AM IST
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Former head of US election security calls Trump team fraud allegations ‘farcical’

Chris Krebs, the former director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told the CBS 60 Minutes program that allegations of US voting machines being manipulated by foreign countries were baseless.
Sidney Powell, a Trump attorney cut loose by the Trump legal team this week, had put forward a conspiracy theory that election systems created in Venezuela at the behest of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez helped tip the US election to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.(Reuters)
Sidney Powell, a Trump attorney cut loose by the Trump legal team this week, had put forward a conspiracy theory that election systems created in Venezuela at the behest of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez helped tip the US election to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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Trump, still defiant, says he’ll give up power if electoral college backs Biden

Trump said he’ll soon stage a rally in Georgia, where voters return to the polls in early January for a pair of runoff Senate races that will determine control of the chamber.
US President Donald Trump arrives to a Thanksgiving video teleconference with members of the military forces at the White House in Washington.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump arrives to a Thanksgiving video teleconference with members of the military forces at the White House in Washington.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 10:35 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Kim Jong Un likely to let his missiles do the talking with Joe Biden

Kim Jong Un is one of the few world leaders who has yet to congratulate -- or even acknowledge -- the president-elect, particularly after Chinese President Xi Jinping did so on Wednesday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the 20th Enlarged Meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), in Pyongyang, North Korea.(via REUTERS)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the 20th Enlarged Meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), in Pyongyang, North Korea.(via REUTERS)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 06:26 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

Trump wants courts to step in, maintain US ‘integrity’ as Biden set to form cabinet

Trump on Sunday said that his investigators had found ‘hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes’ which would be enough to “flip” at least four States and added that he hopes the courts would maintain the integrity of elections by doing ‘what has to be done’.
While the Trump campaign can still seek a recount of the Georgia votes under the state’s law, its Republican leaders appear in no mood to indulge his efforts to question the election outcome.(PTI image)
While the Trump campaign can still seek a recount of the Georgia votes under the state’s law, its Republican leaders appear in no mood to indulge his efforts to question the election outcome.(PTI image)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 09:46 AM IST
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Trump administration has done ‘everything required’ in event of transition, says White House

Incumbent President Donald Trump, a Republican, has refused to concede the November 3 election to former vice president Joe Biden, a Democrat. Instead, Trump has made allegations of widespread electoral fraud, without providing any evidence.
Washington: President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, on prescription drug prices. AP/PTI(AP21-11-2020_000001A)(AP)
Washington: President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, on prescription drug prices. AP/PTI(AP21-11-2020_000001A)(AP)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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US Election 2020: Legal battles Trump may face after losing presidential privileges

The recent defeat in US elections has ensured that Trump will be stripped of his presidential privileges soon, leaving him vulnerable to civil and criminal proceedings.
Trump has been seeking absolute immunity from criminal probe while he remains in the White House.(REUTERS)
Trump has been seeking absolute immunity from criminal probe while he remains in the White House.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 06:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

US Election 2020: Key health care measures likely to be reversed by Biden administration

Trump brought several changes to the health care plan through executive orders since the administration was unable to push the amendments through Democrats-controlled House.
Biden has promised to reverse all measures to curtail the bandwidth of Obamacare.(REUTERS)
Biden has promised to reverse all measures to curtail the bandwidth of Obamacare.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 05:33 PM IST
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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
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

US Election 2020: What are ‘faithless electors’ that Trump allies hyping to help him secure second term?

Trump’s allies are talking up a wild plan to ensure that the US President remains in power even after convincingly losing popular as well as projected electoral votes.
Trump’s allies are talking up a wild plan to ensure that the US President remains in power .(AP)
Trump’s allies are talking up a wild plan to ensure that the US President remains in power .(AP)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 07:19 PM IST
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Social Media Star of the Week: Mayur ‘Vivkamunand Mix’ Jumani

Meet the 28-year-old creator of the Donald Trup mash-up who has many more humorous songs to his credit
Mayur is a Masters in Music from Berklee, Valencia; (inset) a still from his “Vivekamunand Mix” starring Donald Trump
Mayur is a Masters in Music from Berklee, Valencia; (inset) a still from his “Vivekamunand Mix” starring Donald Trump
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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US Election 2020: How was Florida recount during Bush candidacy different from Trump’s challenge?

Republican George W. Bush was pitted against Democratic Vice-President Al Gore when the controversy surrounding Florida election results erupted.
An automatic recount was called under the state law of Florida, which reduced the vote margin from 1,784 to 327.(REUTERS)
An automatic recount was called under the state law of Florida, which reduced the vote margin from 1,784 to 327.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 07:27 PM IST
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US Election 2020: What is GSA ‘ascertainment’ and how does it impact Biden-Harris transition team?

For the formal commencement of presidential transition, the administrator of the federal GSA should ascertain the “apparent successful candidate” in the US elections.
President-elect Joe Biden has already assembled transition team, responsible for ensuring a smooth transfer of power.(AP)
President-elect Joe Biden has already assembled transition team, responsible for ensuring a smooth transfer of power.(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 07:14 PM IST
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Top US officials refute Trump’s poll fraud allegations

There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised, said a statement from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
US President Donald Trump leaves after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump leaves after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on November 11.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

US Election 2020: What is ‘Dominion Voting Systems’ that Trump keeps blaming for ‘electoral fraud’?

US President Donald Trump tried to amplify the baseless claim that “Dominion deleted 2.7 million Trump votes nationwide.”
President Donald Trump tweeted that 221,000 Pennsylvania votes ‘switched’ to Biden.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump tweeted that 221,000 Pennsylvania votes ‘switched’ to Biden.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 01:07 PM IST
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Taliban asks Joe Biden to stick to US troop withdrawal deal

The United States has been pulling out troops under the deal which envisages the withdrawal to be complete by May, subject to certain security guarantees, while the Taliban holds peace talks with the Afghan government in Doha.
US President-elect Joe Biden(Reuters)
US President-elect Joe Biden(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 02:31 PM IST
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Kabul | ByReuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

US Election 2020: ‘Referendum’ on Donald Trump shatters turnout records

Turnout in the 2020 presidential election has hit a 50-year high, exceeding the record set by the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. As of Sunday, the tallied votes accounted for 62% of the eligible voting-age population in the US, 0.4% higher than in 2008.
Supporters of President Donald Trump protest outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, a day after the 2020 election was called for Democrat Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)(AP)
Supporters of President Donald Trump protest outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, a day after the 2020 election was called for Democrat Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)(AP)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 11:55 AM IST
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CNN anchor has emotional reaction to Joe Biden’s win, Michelle Obama tweets about it

The video shows Van Jones’ reaction to CNN projecting Joe Biden as the winner of the US Election 2020.
The image shows CNN anchor Van Jones.(Twitter/@CNN)
The image shows CNN anchor Van Jones.(Twitter/@CNN)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 09:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

From youngest senator in 1972 to oldest President: Joe Biden’s inspiring 50 years’ journey

Joe Biden first ran for President from Delaware in 1988 but withdrew his bid after he forgot to attribute British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock, he ran for President against Barrack Obama in 2008 but lost, and now in 2020 he’s all set to enter the White House as the oldest President in history
Joe Biden has become a familiar face in the Washington circles and is largely seen as a bipartisan figure(Reuters)
Joe Biden has become a familiar face in the Washington circles and is largely seen as a bipartisan figure(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 03:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri

US Election 2020: Kamala Harris gives America a Second Family full of firsts

Harris was jogging when the news broke, and tweeted a video of a call with her boss, Joe Biden, “We did it, we did it Joe! You’re going to be the next President of the United States!”
Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris listens as US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about election results in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)
Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris listens as US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about election results in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 08, 2020 01:43 AM IST
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US Election 2020: ‘History has been made,’ and other reactions from tweeple to Joe Biden’s win as 46th US president

Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the presidential election to become the 46th president of the United States on November 7.
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden smiles as he speaks about the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(REUTERS)
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden smiles as he speaks about the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump in US presidential election

CNN, NBC News were among the television networks that called the race in his favour, minutes after projecting that he had won the key state of Pennsylvania.
Joe Biden beats Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States. With this victory, Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American vice-president of America.(AP)
Joe Biden beats Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States. With this victory, Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American vice-president of America.(AP)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 11:01 PM IST
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US poll fever grips India; internet search, interest soar

Analysts believe search for Biden, Trump and US polls online will again soar once the results are finally declared and Americans get their 46th president.
A waitress walks past an outdoor news video projection showing Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, and preliminary presidential election results displayed at a restaurant's outdoor dining setting downtown Los Angeles late on November 6.(AP)
A waitress walks past an outdoor news video projection showing Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, and preliminary presidential election results displayed at a restaurant's outdoor dining setting downtown Los Angeles late on November 6.(AP)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 04:20 PM IST
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Kamala Harris on the verge of many, many firsts

Born of a mother from India and a father from Jamaica, Harris will become the first woman, first Indian American, first Black, first South Asian American and the first Asian ever elected as vice-president if Joe Biden wins the US presidential elections.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addresses supporters at a drive-in election eve rally on November 2, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(AFP)
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addresses supporters at a drive-in election eve rally on November 2, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 08:00 AM IST
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