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…

‘No evidence’ of lost or changed votes: US election officials

11/13/2020

Washington, United States—Senior US federal and state election officials said Thursday, November 12, 2020, that there was “no evidence” that votes were lost or changed, or voting systems corrupted, in the presidential election. The officials, responsible for…

UK congratulatory Biden note contained hidden Trump message

Agence France Presse 11/12/2020

LONDON — The British government on Tuesday blamed a “technical error” for an embarrassing gaffe in which Donald Trump’s faded-out name appeared in a congratulatory online statement to Joe Biden. Sharp-eyed Twitter users spotted the words “Trump,”…

TikTok files last-minute petition against Trump order

11/11/2020

San Francisco, United States—TikTok asked a Washington court Tuesday to stop an order from US President Donald Trump’s administration from taking effect this week as the White House seeks to ban the Chinese-owned app in the United…

Why can’t Trump accept his defeat?

11/10/2020

Washington, United States—With his defeat in the US presidential election, Donald Trump finds himself fighting against being tagged with a label he frequently applies to rivals but which runs completely counter to his own brand: “loser.” The…

Biden: 5 ways to beat populism

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 11/10/2020

Populists are powerful precisely because, in the words of novelist Hugo von Hofmannsthal, “politics is magic, he who can summon the forces from the deep, him will they follow.” Make no mistake: Populism is here to stay,…

Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

11/09/2020

Washington, United States—US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to admit defeat and tried to sow doubt about the election results. With congratulations…

Trump and Duterte

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 11/09/2020

Will there be shades of the 2020 US presidential election in our own 2022 presidential election? Or are we seeing vivid colors of Philippine elections in the ongoing US elections? Both US President Donald Trump and Philippine…

American elections through Filipino eyes

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 11/08/2020

Because the Philippine political system has been largely modeled after that of the United States, Filipinos have an abiding interest in knowing how the system is supposed to work. We have always looked to America for lessons…

16.6M votes—and 91-percent approval rating?

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 11/07/2020

Who would have believed, prior to this year, that a US presidential election would have a presidential candidate, the incumbent president at that, screaming fraud and demanding a recount or trying to stop the ballot counting, and…

Judge denies Trump campaign bid to halt Philadelphia count

Reuters 11/06/2020

A federal judge denied an emergency request from U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign on Thursday to stop ballot counting in Philadelphia so long as Republican observers were not present. Trump’s campaign had sued Philadelphia County’s Board of Elections…

Trump erupts as Biden closes in on US presidency

11/06/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump erupted Thursday in a tirade of unsubstantiated claims that he has been cheated out of winning the US election as vote counting across battleground states showed Democrat Joe Biden steadily closing in…

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