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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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  • Joe Biden’s 100-day marathon is a sprint Jan 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

    Joe Biden’s 100-day marathon is a sprint

    The first 100 days are seen both as a harbinger of the next four years as well as an ambition scorecard

  • The US is more fragile, but Biden looks to take everybody along Jan 21, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    The US is more fragile, but Biden looks to take everybody along

    The call for unity came two weeks after the US Capitol was attacked by a mob trying to overturn the results of the election

  • Donald Trump bids farewell to Washington ahead of Biden's inauguration, hints to comeback in any form Jan 20, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Donald Trump bids farewell to Washington ahead of Biden's inauguration, hints to comeback in any form

    Trump departed office as the only president ever impeached twice, and with millions more out of work than when he was sworn in and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus. He told supporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where he walked across a red carpet and boarded Air Force One to head to Florida. "We will be back in some form.”

  • Biden leads observance of America's 4,00,000 COVID-19 victims Jan 20, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Biden leads observance of America's 4,00,000 COVID-19 victims

    President-elect Joe Biden led a national memorial observance on the eve of his inauguration to honor the 400,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 during the 11 months since the novel coronavirus claimed its first U.S. victim.

  • From Steve Bannon to Lil Wayne, here's a list of people pardoned by President Donald Trump Jan 20, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    From Steve Bannon to Lil Wayne, here's a list of people pardoned by President Donald Trump

    A pardon is one form of the clemency power of the president. The US Constitution only grants the president the power to pardon "offences against the United States." The latest list of pardon by Trump was heavily populated by more conventional candidates whose cases had been championed by criminal justice activists.

  • In Pics | Kamala Harris: Some interesting facts about first female US vice president Jan 20, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    In Pics | Kamala Harris: Some interesting facts about first female US vice president

    Kamala Harris is all set to be sworn in as the first-ever female Vice President of the United States of America on January 20. As she is about to take the oath to make history in US elections, let’s take a look at the ten things to know about US Senator Kamala Harris.

  • Indian village cheers for Kamala Harris before swearing-in as US Vice President Jan 20, 2021 12:57 PM IST

    Indian village cheers for Kamala Harris before swearing-in as US Vice President

    Ahead of the inauguration, special prayers for Kamala Harris' success are expected to be held at the local temple during which the idol of Hindu deity Ayyanar, a form of Lord Shiva, will be washed with milk and decked with flowers by the priest.

  • Joe Biden's journey from being youngest senator to oldest US President Jan 19, 2021 03:52 PM IST

    Joe Biden's journey from being youngest senator to oldest US President

    The Pennsylvania-born politician is set to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America on January 20.

  • ‘The ambitions are New Deal scale’: Why Joe Biden needs big, early victories Jan 19, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    ‘The ambitions are New Deal scale’: Why Joe Biden needs big, early victories

    Biden is no stranger to tough starts, given that he became vice-president to Barack Obama at the height of the financial crisis

  • Here's a list of Indian-Americans who will be part of Joe Biden's team Jan 18, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    Here's a list of Indian-Americans who will be part of Joe Biden's team

    Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20. He has named at least 20 Indian-Americans to key positions, including Kamala Harris as the vice president. Let’s take a look at the list of Indian Americans who will be part of Team Biden.

  • US capitals see few protesters after bracing for violence Jan 18, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    US capitals see few protesters after bracing for violence

    Law enforcement officers far outnumbered protesters at state capitol grounds, a few Trump supporters who believe the president's false claim that he won the 2020 election turned out for what authorities feared could be violent demonstrations.

  • A Republican Senate would have been a blessing in disguise for Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Jan 15, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    A Republican Senate would have been a blessing in disguise for Joe Biden-Kamala Harris

    ‘Socialism’ is a spectre for most in the US and a Republican victory in the Georgia run-offs would have been a palliative against the so-called red scourge

  • The most important thing Biden can learn from the Trump economy Jan 12, 2021 04:50 PM IST

    The most important thing Biden can learn from the Trump economy

    During Trump’s time in office, it has become clear that the US economy can surpass what technocrats once thought were its limits

  • Capitol Hill Violence | US is a democracy manipulated by lobbies Jan 08, 2021 04:13 PM IST

    Capitol Hill Violence | US is a democracy manipulated by lobbies

    Donald Trump sees his supporters who invaded Capitol Hill and attempted to stop the final certification of Joe Biden as the next US President merely as one of his lobbies. It is not a coincidence that a succession of Trump’s campaign managers in both elections have been lobbyists, not political strategists

  • Blue sweep of Congress will add pressure to weak dollar, analysts say Jan 08, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Blue sweep of Congress will add pressure to weak dollar, analysts say

    The US currency has been on a losing streak since the unprecedented actions taken by the Federal Reserve last year to limit the turmoil caused by the coronavirus crisis

  • A Mob and the Breach of Democracy: The violent end of the Trump era Jan 07, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    A Mob and the Breach of Democracy: The violent end of the Trump era

    “American carnage,” it turned out, was not what Trump would stop, as he promised upon taking office, but what he wound up delivering four years later to the very building where he took the oath

  • US Congress certifies Joe Biden’s election as 46th United States president Jan 07, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    US Congress certifies Joe Biden’s election as 46th United States president

    While President-elect Joe Biden had already secured over 270 Electoral College votes – required to clinch the presidency – the session was keenly watched as incumbent US President Donald Trump has refused to acknowledge the election result.

  • Analysis: Donald Trump's rage ignites mob assault on democracy Jan 07, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Analysis: Donald Trump's rage ignites mob assault on democracy

    As his presidency enters its final days, US President Donald Trump's speech was a valedictory that seethed with anger, and roused those who took it as a call to insurrection.

  • The nightmarish end to Donald Trump’s presidency Jan 07, 2021 11:55 AM IST

    The nightmarish end to Donald Trump’s presidency

    The scenes of ransacking the Congress will go down in infamy in American democracy

  • US Capitol violence: Is the attack similar to Germany's Beer Hall putsch in 1923? Jan 07, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    US Capitol violence: Is the attack similar to Germany's Beer Hall putsch in 1923?

    The US is fortunate that Donald Trump is such an incompetent bungler, such a pompous windbag. Future authoritarian leaders may be far more ruthlessly efficient

  • Election After The Election: One senate, two seats, four candidates Jan 04, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    Election After The Election: One senate, two seats, four candidates

    Currently, the Republicans have 50 seats in the US Senate, while the Democrats have 46: the two independent Senators tend to vote with the Democrats on most issues. One of the two seats is all the GOP needs to retain control of the Senate 

  • Donald Trump's fraud claims died in court, but the myth of stolen elections lives on Dec 28, 2020 07:49 AM IST

    Donald Trump's fraud claims died in court, but the myth of stolen elections lives on

    If anything, Donald Trump has given the movement to limit ballot access new momentum while becoming the singular, charismatic leader it never had.

  • Pandemic aid boosts Biden and shows a potential path for his agenda in Congress Dec 22, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    Pandemic aid boosts Biden and shows a potential path for his agenda in Congress

    The agreement on a new pandemic aid package showed the ascendance of moderates as a new force in a divided Senate

  • Donald Trump’s future: Tons of cash and plenty of options for spending it Dec 19, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    Donald Trump’s future: Tons of cash and plenty of options for spending it

    When US President Donald Trump departs the White House, he will have a huge pile of cash to fuel his future ambitions. He can hold rallies, hire staff and even lay groundwork for a potential 2024 run.

  • Foreign Affairs | Why a US-India trade deal is still elusive Dec 18, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    Foreign Affairs | Why a US-India trade deal is still elusive

    There is absolutely no commonality in behavioural approach between the two sides, India and the United States, towards negotiating any trade deal

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