US elections 2020 - updates

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Trump fans defy virus warnings at rally, even as staffers test positive

Jun 21, 2020 - 8:43 AM

(UPDATED) Thousands file into an indoor arena where Trump aims to revive his election fortunes after several bruising weeks

HEALTH RISK. US President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at the BOK Center on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Klobuchar exits VP contention, says Biden should pick black woman

Jun 19, 2020 - 1:04 PM

US Senator Amy Klobuchar says the protests that erupted in the aftermath of a brutal police killing of a black man in her state of Minnesota helped her realize the need for greater diversity in the presidential contest

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 11: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., gives her opening statement during a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting on Capitol Hill on June 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. Senate committee gathered to vote on authorizing 35 subpoenas into the origins of the FBIs Russia investigation, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane. Carolyn Kaster-Pool/Getty Images/AFP POOL / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Trump to accept Republican presidential nomination in Florida

Jun 12, 2020 - 1:47 PM

The most visible portions of the Republican National Convention will be moved to the city of Jacksonville following a row over coronavirus restrictions with the governor of North Carolina

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As U.S. protests rage, a tale of 2 leaders: Biden and Trump

Jun 04, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'This is very much a tale of two types of leadership skills,' says a professor at the American University in Washington. 'What strength looks like to these two men is very different.'

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Trump aide Kushner suggests delay possible in U.S. election

May 13, 2020 - 11:31 PM

Although Jared Kushner does not say he wants a change in date and notes 'it's not my decision to make,' his remarks are attacked by Trump critics as evidence of overreach

ON US ELECTIONS. Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner looks on as US President Donald Trump holds a news conference on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on May 11, 2020. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Leading Democrat Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for U.S. president

Apr 27, 2020 - 8:09 PM

'Today I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States because he will be an extraordinary president,' says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

ENDORSEMENT. In this file photo, former vice president Joe Biden, speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Paul Pelosi arrive for the funeral of Rep. Elijah Cummings at New Psalmist Baptist Church on October 25, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. File photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

Obama endorses Biden for president to 'heal' America

Apr 15, 2020 - 12:18 AM

The formal backing by perhaps the most popular politician in America is the latest shot in the arm for Joe Biden's surging candidacy

OBAMA'S ENDORSEMENT. In this file photo taken on January 12, 2017, US Vice President Joe Biden wipes away tears as he walks past President Barack Obama after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a tribute to Biden at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Drowned out by pandemic, a muted victory for Joe Biden

Apr 11, 2020 - 6:36 PM

Like most Americans, Biden is under stay-at-home orders due to coronavirus, and therefore marked becoming the Democratic party's de facto 2020 nominee with a press release and comments broadcast online from his basement

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 12, 2020 former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19, known as the Coronavirus, during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware. Barack Obama celebrated the kickoff of his "historic" White House challenge before thousands of ecstatic supporters. Hillary Clinton also marked her "milestone," as the first woman nominee of a major US party, to thunderous applause. And what of Joe Biden? The resurgent Democrat has been denied the climactic rollout that his predecessors enjoyed.  SAUL LOEB / AFP

Sanders ends presidential bid, setting up Biden-Trump showdown

Apr 08, 2020 - 11:41 PM

(UPDATED) The announcement clears the way for rival Joe Biden to win the Democratic nomination and challenge incumbent Donald Trump in November

BERNIE. In this file photo, US presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire on February 9, 2020. File photo by Joseph Prezioso/AFP

Wisconsin holds primary vote despite coronavirus crisis

Apr 07, 2020 - 11:16 PM

With the Midwestern state ignoring calls to postpone the primary over health fears, many Wisconsinites are being forced into an agonizing decision: risk their health to fulfill their democratic right, or stay safe by staying at home

PRIMARY VOTE. An election observer cleans voting booths during a Democratic presidential primary election at the Kenosha Bible Church gym in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on April 7, 2020. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

New York postpones presidential primary over coronavirus concerns

Mar 29, 2020 - 9:04 AM

The vote, which was slated for April 28, will instead take place on June 23

THE CITY STOPS. A nearly empty Times Square is seen on March 23, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

Warren, once a frontrunner, ends her U.S. presidential campaign

Mar 06, 2020 - 12:03 AM

'I may not be in the race for President in 2020, but this fight – our fight – is not over,' Elizabeth Warren says in remarks to her campaign staff

WARREN'S CAMPAIGN ENDS. In this file photo Democratic presidential hopeful Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren arrives to participate in the tenth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 25, 2020. File photo by Logan Cyrus/AFP

Wall Street's wild ride continues as Biden wins boost Dow

Mar 05, 2020 - 9:45 AM

The Super Tuesday contests establish former United States vice president Joe Biden as a major rival to leftist Bernie Sanders, who has worried investors

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 4, 2020 in New York City. The news of Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden's delegate lead after the Super Tuesday primaries helped the market rebound and close at over 1,100 points. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/AFP

Billionaire Bloomberg ends campaign, endorses Biden

Mar 04, 2020 - 11:31 PM

'Three months ago, I entered the race for president to defeat Donald Trump. Today, I am leaving the race for the same reason: to defeat Donald Trump,' US media tycoon Michael Bloomberg says in a statement

BLOOMBERG DROPS OUT. In this file photo taken on March 03, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg waves during a rally at Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP

What you need to know about 'Super Tuesday'

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:05 PM

March 3 is the biggest day of the entire presidential primary process, with tens of millions of Americans eligible to cast ballots. Here are a few things to watch for on Super Tuesday.

SUPER TUESDAY INCOMING. People walk past a polling station as the state votes in the primary election on February 29, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Hollywood split as Democrats swap glitzy fundraisers for rallies

Mar 02, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Stars such as Tom Hanks, Johansson, and John Legend have donated to candidates they feel could beat Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential elections

(FILES) In this file photo Democratic Party Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg meets with supporters after speaking during a grassroots fundraising event at Avalon Nightclub in Hollywood, California on August 27, 2019. - From Tom Hanks to Scarlett Johansson, Hollywood A-listers determined to see President Donald Trump defeated are badly split over the best Democratic candidate to back with their silver-screen dollars. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Former VP Joe Biden wins South Carolina primary

Mar 01, 2020 - 9:01 AM

The victory is seen as crucial to Joe Biden's hopes of challenging Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination

BOUNCING BACK. Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 27, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood backs Michael Bloomberg – report

Feb 23, 2020 - 11:45 AM

The actor has supported Donald Trump when he ran for president 4 years ago

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 03: Director-producer Clint Eastwood attends the 20th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 03, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI/AFP

Sanders claims big win in Nevada, tightens grip on Democratic race

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Bernie Sanders' win is a substantial accomplishment in a state seen as an important bellwether because it is the first diverse electorate to weigh in on the 2020 presidential race

VICTORY. In this file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes the stage during a primary night event on February 11, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo by Joe Raedle/AFP

Bloomberg to release accusers from contracts requiring silence

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:46 AM

There are at least 3 non-disclosure agreements presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg signed with women in the past 30 years

END TO SILENCE. In this file photo taken on July 24, 2019 Michael Bloomberg, addresses the NAACP's (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 110th National Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Jeff Kowalsky/AFP

Trump seeks to tighten grip on Arizona, likely swing state in 2020

Feb 21, 2020 - 7:28 AM

In the border state, US President Donald Trump stands by his campaign promise of building the wall

ALLIES. US Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) hugs President Donald Trump at a rally at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Caitlin O'Hara / Getty Images North America/AFP

'Same values': Meet Trump's unlikely supporters

Feb 20, 2020 - 6:47 PM

A Filipino-Japanese immigrant, a Mexican, and a few other Latinos are among the unlikely supporters Rappler meets at President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona

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Billionaire candidates shake up Democratic White House race

Feb 14, 2020 - 4:14 PM

Billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer invest hundreds of millions of dollars in their efforts to win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. And so far, it seems like that strategy is working.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 13: A television screen shows Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg as he speaks to a crowd on February 13, 2020 in Houston, Texas. The former New York City mayor launched "Mike for Black America," an effort to focus on key issues relating to black Americans on his fifth campaign trip to Texas. Callaghan O'Hare/Getty Images/AFP Callaghan O'Hare / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Iowa Democratic Party chief resigns after caucus mess

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:16 PM

In his resignation letter, Troy Price says, 'it is time for the Iowa Democratic Party to begin looking forward.' But 'my presence in my current role makes that more difficult.'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 06, 2020 Troy Price Chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, addresses the media about the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses on February 7, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Price, chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, resigned on February 12, 2020, a week after overseeing the chaotic Iowa caucuses that embarrassed the state and national party and left Democrats open to accusations of incompetence. Steve POPE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Bernie Sanders wins in New Hampshire as Joe Biden crashes and burns

Feb 12, 2020 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) The 78-year-old US senator from Vermont went into the race as the newly anointed national frontrunner and was expected to win New Hampshire

GIDDY. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders  takes the stage during a primary night event on February 11, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

New Hampshire votes in consequential Democratic primary

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:57 PM

(UPDATED) New Hampshire always hosts the nation's first primary, 8 days after Iowa kicked off the nomination process, and it could narrow the Democratic field of 11 current candidates

'FIRST IN THE NATION.' Town moderator Tom Tillotson walks past the results board after midnight voting at the Hale House at the legendary Balsams Resort in the New Hampshire hamlet of Dixville Notch February 11, 2020, where midnight voting took place on the day of the state's first-in-the-nation primary. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Sanders claims victory as review ordered of Iowa results

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:48 AM

'From where I come from, the person who gets the most votes wins,' Sanders says

THE BERN. Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters as they wait for results to come in at his caucus night watch party on February 3, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP

Iowa White House vote turns to fiasco as results delayed

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:11 PM

Republicans led by President Donald Trump gloat over the setback, and candidates who normally rely on the Midwestern state's caucuses for momentum as the primary season unfolds are denied that bounce

CAUCUS. Caucus volunteer works on paper work on February 3, 2020 in Carpenter, Iowa. File photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Democrats make final pitches ahead of Iowa showdown

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:54 PM

Monday's crunch vote has created an air of suspense, with no clear frontrunner

BERNIE RALLY. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) greets rally attendees after speaking at a campaign rally at the U.S. Bank Arena on February 1, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Over 3,000 people were in attendance at the event. Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images/AFP

Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver to stump for Bernie Sanders

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:26 PM

Folktronica band Bon Iver will play a rally show on January 31, and the next day Vampire Weekend will jam in support of the leftist Sanders, a self-described socialist candidate popular especially among young voters

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 05: Vampire Weekend on stage at "Not So Silent Night," a RADIO.COM Event at Barclays Center on December 05, 2019 in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For RADIO.COM/AFP

Trump far ahead of Democratic rivals in 2020 election fundraising

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:27 PM

In the fourth quarter of 2019, even as he was mired in a political scandal that resulted in his impeachment by the House of Representatives, Donald Trump raised a staggering $46 million

FUNDRAISING. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2019. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Michael Bloomberg's big bucks fuel unique strategy for White House run

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:54 PM

The former New York mayor is skipping key states and spending big on ads, but analysts say his game plan 'has virtually no chance'

Rick Perry says Trump was chosen by God to lead U.S.

Nov 26, 2019 - 7:23 AM

'You didn't get here without God's blessing,' outgoing US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry tells Fox News, recalling a recent conversation with Donald Trump that focused on faith

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry addresses a press conference during a high-level business to business energy forum at the European Commission in Brussels on May 2, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

Bloomberg formally announces U.S. presidential candidacy

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:34 PM

'We cannot afford 4 more years of President Trump's reckless and unethical actions,' says the former New York mayor

CANDIDATE. In this file photo taken on November 17, 2019, Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Christian Cultural Center in New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images North America/AFP

Bloomberg files papers paving way for U.S. presidential bid

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Analysts say that the billionaire's candidacy could do the most harm against frontrunner Joe Biden's prospects

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 24, 2019 Michael Bloomberg, addresses the NAACP's (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 110th National Convention at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg was positioning himself Friday to enter the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination, setting up a potential showdown with fellow septuagenarian Joe Biden as the leading centrist candidate. JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP

Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg preparing presidential run – U.S. media

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:54 AM

A Bloomberg advisor says: 'Based on his record of accomplishment, leadership and his ability to bring people together to drive change, Mike would be able to take the fight to Trump and win'

RUNNING. File photo of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Shutterstock.com

A year before 2020 election, a divided and 'angry' America

Nov 03, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The building political clash – fueled by the House's impeachment inquiry into Trump – appears to virtually guarantee another year of sharp division in a nation long weary of such drama

'TRUMP 2020.' A torn sign lies on the ground after a 'Keep America Great' campaign rally for President Donald Trump at BancorpSouth Arena on November 1, 2019 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Photo by Brandon Dill/Getty Images/AFP

Bernie Sanders attacks 'dangerous' Trump at campaign launch

Mar 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Bernie Sanders calls Donald Trump 'the most dangerous president in modern American history'

BACK IN THE RACE. United States Senator Bernie Sanders kicks off his campaign with attacks on Republican president Donald Trump . File photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Senator Kamala Harris announces U.S. presidential run

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:30 AM

'The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That's why I'm running for president of the United States,' says the senator from California

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on June 20, 2018 US Democratic Senator from California Kamala Harris attends a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Policy Response to Russian Interference in the 2016 US Elections' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Anti-Trump Senator Kirsten Gillibrand launches presidential bid

Jan 16, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Nearly 22 months before the 2020 election, the battle for the White House is already firming up, as Americans begin to assess who might be the opposition party nominee to challenge Donald Trump

2020. Democratic US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces she is running for president. File photo from Gillibrand's Facebook page