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Oct 07 2020
In most elections the vice presidential debate is largely treated as an afterthought — or even a nonevent. In the more than 40 years since Republican Bob Dole and Democrat Walter Mondale faced off in the first debate between running mates, the event has had little impact on who wins the presidency, historians say.
But 2020 is no ordinary election year. Vice President Mike Pence andYahoo! The 360
Mar 22 2020
At a White House briefing March 19, President Donald Trump said, “Nobody knew there’d be a pandemic or an epidemic of this proportion.” But that’s simply not the case.
Among others, the U.S. intelligence community warned in its annual threat report for 2019 that “that the United States and the world will remain vulnerable to the next flu pandemic or large-scale outbreak of a contagiousFactCheck.org
Sep 21 2020
The coronavirus pandemic and federal efforts to provide relief will significantly add to the federal debt in the years ahead, the Congressional Budget Office projected Monday.
By the end of 2020, the federal debt held by the public is projected to be equal to 98% of gross domestic product, up from 79% in 2019.
As deficits continue to rise next year, the debt is expected to reachWashington Examiner
Mar 20 2020
Judith Matloff, who teaches crisis reporting at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, has found herself in some tight situations, like being trapped in a hotel during a civil war in Angola. The experience, she said, was dicier than, say, staying inside a New York apartment to avoid a dangerous virus, but there were some similarities, too.New York Times (News)
Oct 20 2020
Against both the coronavirus and Joe Biden, the president’s strategy increasingly accepts defeat.
Donald Trump can still win the 2020 presidential election; something that has a 10 percent or 15 percent chance of happening can certainly transpire. But even more than in 2016, if the president wins this time, we will have to attribute his victory to the workings of divine providence (don’Ross Douthat
Oct 20 2020
US President Donald Trump and his White House challenger Joe Biden are feuding over plans for their final TV debate.
The Republican president's campaign accused organisers of Thursday's showdown of helping the Democrat by leaving out foreign policy as a topic.
The Biden camp shot back that Mr Trump was trying to avoid questions about his response to the coronavirus pandemic.BBC News
Mar 18 2020
Stocks, bonds and commodities fell Wednesday in a simultaneous selloff that suggests investors are seeking to raise cash quickly to cope with the economic disruption sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,420 points, or 6.7%, to 19818 in midday trading. The S&P 500 dropped 5.8% and the Nasdaq Composite declined 4.6%. All three indexes are downWall Street Journal (News)
Mar 18 2020
Coronavirus threatens the world’s economic life, and current proposals from governments around the globe are failing to match the scale of the crisis. Today, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced £330bn of loans and that some companies would not have to pay business rates for the next 12 months. While loans help businesses in the short term, they do not compensate for losses and only allowThe Guardian
Sep 04 2020
Remember Florida’s presidential election recount in 2000, with the hanging chads, the magnifying glasses, and the weeks of courtroom battles about how to count the votes? There could be post-election vote-counting chaos again in the 2020 election -- maybe in Florida, maybe some other state, or even in several states at the same time.
The reason is the heavy reliance this year on slower-PolitiFact
Mar 18 2020
Stocks were bludgeoned in yet another volatile session on Wednesday, sinking to a three year low with worldwide cases of the coronavirus soaring above 200,000, amid panic selling that nearly wiped out all of the gains made since President Donald Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017.
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has forced governments around the world to consider stimulus measures andYahoo News