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The 2020 United States presidential election, scheduled for November 3, is the 59th quadrennial presidential contest. The main contenders are Donald Trump and Joe Biden. More

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  • Biden’s economic picks suggest focus on workers and income equality Dec 01, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Biden’s economic picks suggest focus on workers and income equality

    The transition team will be focussed initially on increased federal spending to reduce unemployment and an expanded safety net to cushion households that have continued to suffer as the coronavirus persists and the recovery slows

  • Joe Biden budget pick Neera Tanden a lightning rod in Washington Dec 01, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Joe Biden budget pick Neera Tanden a lightning rod in Washington

    Joe Biden unveiled many of his top economic nominees on Monday, including Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen.

  • Donald Trump’s ‘soft coup’ attempt failed, but the damage will last a generation Dec 01, 2020 10:12 AM IST

    Donald Trump’s ‘soft coup’ attempt failed, but the damage will last a generation

    It’s easy to cast aside efforts to discredit the 2020 United States presidential elections as ridiculous, but to do so is both wrong and dangerous

  • All you need to know about Neera Tanden, the Indian-American who is expected to become Joe Biden’s budget chief Nov 30, 2020 05:46 PM IST

    All you need to know about Neera Tanden, the Indian-American who is expected to become Joe Biden’s budget chief

    Indian-American Neera Tanden is expected to clinch a top position in US President-elect Joe Biden’s White House. Tanden is the president and CEO of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress. She was the director of domestic policy for the Obama-Biden presidential campaign. She began her career as an associate director for domestic policy in former president Bill Clinton’s White House and as senior policy adviser to the first lady. She is expected to get nomination as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in Biden’s white House. If confirmed, she would be the first woman of colour to head the influential office of Management and Budget at the White House.

  • Editorial of The New York Times: Bringing back Congressional earmarks can help. Nov 30, 2020 12:02 PM IST

    Editorial of The New York Times: Bringing back Congressional earmarks can help.

    Earmarks are spending requests — or limited tax or tariff benefits — inserted into bills at the behest of individual lawmakers for the benefit of specific entities in specific locations. They are used to determine spending priorities

  • Paul Krugman writes: In Praise of Janet Yellen the Economist Nov 27, 2020 04:20 PM IST

    Paul Krugman writes: In Praise of Janet Yellen the Economist

    It’s immensely reassuring to know that economic policy will be made by someone who knows what she is doing

  • Will leave White House if Electoral College declares Joe Biden winner: Donald Trump Nov 27, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    Will leave White House if Electoral College declares Joe Biden winner: Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has allowed the official start of Joe Biden’s transition to power this week but has not yet conceded defeat.

  • Explained: Can Donald Trump still win against Joe Biden? You may be surprised to know Nov 27, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    Explained: Can Donald Trump still win against Joe Biden? You may be surprised to know

    The US President is elected by an Electoral College, not by popular vote. Thus, ‘faithless electors’ who jump ships during the final Electoral College ballot process, can still alter the election result.

  • Donald Trump says he'll concede defeat on this one condition Nov 27, 2020 07:46 AM IST

    Donald Trump says he'll concede defeat on this one condition

    US President Donald Trump's administration has already given the green light for a formal transition to get underway. But Trump took issue with president-elect Joe Biden moving forward.

  • Joe Biden seeks unity as Donald Trump stokes fading embers of campaign Nov 26, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    Joe Biden seeks unity as Donald Trump stokes fading embers of campaign

    US President-elect Joe Biden, in a Thanksgiving-eve address, put the coronavirus pandemic front and center, pledging to tap the “vast powers” of the federal government and to “change the course of the disease” once in office.

  • Joe Biden’s cabinet: Everyone he has picked so far Nov 26, 2020 11:29 AM IST

    Joe Biden’s cabinet: Everyone he has picked so far

    Joe Biden’s team is said to have considered nominating Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive independent from Vermont, to lead the Labor Department.

  • US Elections 2020 | China's Xi congratulates Biden, hopes for 'win-win' ties Nov 25, 2020 07:47 PM IST

    US Elections 2020 | China's Xi congratulates Biden, hopes for 'win-win' ties

    China became one of the last major governments to congratulate Biden.

  • After Trump, Biden faces pressure to stand up to China by embracing Taiwan Nov 25, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    After Trump, Biden faces pressure to stand up to China by embracing Taiwan

    Biden will be on test to strengthen ties with Taiwan, which Beijing considers as part of its territory

  • Janet Yellen would assume vast policy portfolio as Treasury Secretary Nov 25, 2020 09:48 AM IST

    Janet Yellen would assume vast policy portfolio as Treasury Secretary

    From trade and sanctions to tax policy and financial regulation, former Fed chair Janet Yellen will be at the center of Biden administration’s agenda.

  • The takeaways from Joe Biden’s presidential team Nov 25, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    The takeaways from Joe Biden’s presidential team

    ‘Strong men’ may not be popular in a Democrat government, but Washington needs to understand that strength in policy cannot realistically be applied to only one theatre

  • Donald Trump stress-tested the US election system, and the cracks showed Nov 25, 2020 08:41 AM IST

    Donald Trump stress-tested the US election system, and the cracks showed

    Even in the absence of a questionable outcome or any evidence of fraud, US President Donald Trump managed to freeze the passage of power for most of a month.

  • Election is over: President-elect Joe Biden says after Donald Trump allows transition process Nov 24, 2020 10:23 PM IST

    Election is over: President-elect Joe Biden says after Donald Trump allows transition process

    The General Services Administration (GSA), the federal agency overseeing the handover, said it was now acknowledging Joe Biden, a Democrat, as the "apparent winner" of the November 3 election.

  • Biden-Harris transition | US President-elect Joe Biden relies on veteran policymakers: A look at his Cabinet picks Nov 24, 2020 03:19 PM IST

    Biden-Harris transition | US President-elect Joe Biden relies on veteran policymakers: A look at his Cabinet picks

    US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled his first set of Cabinet picks. Biden, who revealed the names of six members of his proposed Cabinet, is building out a team of former president Barack Obama’s administration alumni, signalling a shift from the Trump’s administration. Biden is fulfilling his campaign promise to lead a team that reflects the diversity of America. Take a look at the six-member transition team of Biden.

  • After chaotic 4 years, Wall St. is itching to unfollow @realDonaldTrump Nov 24, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    After chaotic 4 years, Wall St. is itching to unfollow @realDonaldTrump

    Investors of all political persuasions say they are ready to turn the page on what was a profitable but extraordinarily politicised and stressful period for the financial markets

  • Yellen prepares for second act at pinnacle of economic policymaking Nov 24, 2020 11:23 AM IST

    Yellen prepares for second act at pinnacle of economic policymaking

    The former central banker fits well with Biden’s drive to fill his Cabinet with competent institutionalists

  • Joe Biden’s Cabinet takes shape, John Kerry named Climate Envoy Nov 24, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    Joe Biden’s Cabinet takes shape, John Kerry named Climate Envoy

    The first set of Cabinet picks includes women and people of colour — being seen as US President-elect Joe Biden fulfilling his campaign promise to have a team that reflects America’s diversity.

  • What Donald Trump liked about being president Nov 24, 2020 08:31 AM IST

    What Donald Trump liked about being president

    US President Donald Trump preferred the parts of the job that combined pomp, splendor and a world amenable to his decisions. In other words, he always seemed to genuinely enjoy pardoning turkeys.

  • Donald Trump, key US agency allow formal Joe Biden transition Nov 24, 2020 07:01 AM IST

    Donald Trump, key US agency allow formal Joe Biden transition

    US President Donald Trump, who had refused to concede the presidential election, said in a tweet that he is directing his team to cooperate on the formal transition but is vowing to keep up the fight.

  • Get me Meacham! Biden brings back the media’s good old days Nov 23, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    Get me Meacham! Biden brings back the media’s good old days

    Meacham, a Pulitzer-winning historian whose books have lionized figures like President George H W Bush and Rep. John Lewis, is the media figure Biden is closest to, an occasional source of historical advice who helps with his biggest speeches

  • US Election 2020: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he won't offer congratulations until winner is formally decided Nov 23, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    US Election 2020: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he won't offer congratulations until winner is formally decided

    President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is willing to work with whomever is officially declared the next president of the United States, but that he won't offer congratulations until the winner is formally decided.

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