Trump impeachment trial nears end with verdict expected

Reuters 02/13/2021

WASHINGTON – The US Senate was expected to deliver a verdict in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this weekend after his lawyers argued Friday that the former president bears no responsibility for an attack by supporters on Congress…

Brown Americans and white Filipinos

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 01/15/2021

The participation of Filipinos in the assault on the US Capitol is so instructive of the mental twists that develop in the minds of Filipinos who wrench themselves from the “Philippine Islands” to relocate to the colonial…

Americans who follow Donald Trump

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 01/10/2021

Political observers who take more than a passing interest in American politics typically do so for the purpose of knowing how US democratic institutions function to get the nation through its most difficult political crises. This is…

US Justice Department charges 15 over Capitol violence

Reuters 01/09/2021

WASHINGTON – The US Justice Department announced Friday that it has charged 15 people involved in the assault on Congress, including one man accused of possessing bombs made to act like “homemade napalm.” But Ken Kohl, a…

Comparing democratic institutions — US vs PH

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 01/09/2021

Make no mistake, Reader. Democracy has been under vicious assault in the United States since before November. Last Wednesday’s mob march on the US Capitol was just the latest, egged on by the prime instigator, in a…

Trump says he will leave office if Biden victory confirmed

11/27/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump said Thursday, November 26, 2020, that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, making a further concession of defeat even as he…

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding

11/24/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden’s transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on…

Biden denounces ‘irresponsible’ Trump fight to reverse election

11/20/2020

Wilmington, United States—US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday accused Donald Trump of brazenly damaging democracy as the incumbent pressed on with a campaign to reverse his election loss through fraud claims and personal outreach to election authorities.…

Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims

11/18/2020

Washington, United States—Donald Trump on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, fired the government’s top election security official, who had rejected the president’s unsubstantiated claims of “massive” fraud in the vote he lost to Joe Biden. Trump announced on…

Trump – for a moment – alludes to election defeat

11/16/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump has yet to admit defeat in the US election. But with a word here, a slip there, he is raising the prospect ever more plainly. In a tweet Sunday morning, Trump appeared…

New York fights virus resurgence as Trump touts vaccine breakthrough

Agence France Presse 11/14/2020

NEW YORK, United States –  New York battled to fend off a second wave of coronavirus infections with new restrictions on bars and restaurants Friday, as Donald Trump said the first Americans would start receiving a vaccine…

Is Trump mounting a coup — or just putting on a circus?

11/13/2020

Washington, United States—Is President Donald Trump’s unprecedented assault on the US election results a coup in progress — or mere political show? In this golden age of conspiracy theories, few can agree. Ostensibly, Trump is exercising his…

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