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U.S. Senate fails to advance Republican COVID-19 relief bill

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to advance a slimmed-down Republican COVID-19 relief proposal, as lawmakers remain deadlocked over the scope and size of the much needed stimulus bill. All Democrats and one Republican, Senator Rand Paul, opposed the legislation in a procedural vote, making it …

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Pelosi says there shouldn’t be any Biden-Trump debates

Washington, US | XINHUA | U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that she doesn’t believe there should be any presidential debates between sitting President Donald Trump and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “I don’t think that there should be any debates,” Pelosi said during a press conference on …

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to invalidate ObamaCare

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday night argued in a legal brief filed to the Supreme Court that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be invalidated, local media reported. “The entire ACA thus must fall with the individual mandate, though the scope of …

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US Democrats launch probe into ouster of State Dept watchdog

Washington, United States | AFP |  Congressional Democrats on Saturday launched a probe into President Donald Trump’s “politically-motivated” dismissal of a government watchdog believed to have been investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The announcement came after Trump told House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Friday that he planned to …

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Huge virus recovery bill clears US House, fate uncertain in Senate

Washington, United States | AFP |  House Democrats on Friday narrowly pushed through the largest-ever US economic rescue package, but the coronavirus measure faces headwinds in the White House and Senate where Republicans bemoan its $3 trillion price tag. The Heroes Act, which passed largely along party lines, provides some $1 …

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Leading Democrat Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for US president

Washington, United States | AFP | Joe Biden won the endorsement for US president Monday of Nancy Pelosi, who hailed him as a “voice of reason” capable of leading America out of the coronavirus crisis. Pelosi was the last leading Democrat to endorse formally Biden’s run for the White House against Republican Donald Trump in …

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Trump takes impeachment victory lap over ‘vicious’ Democrats

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump celebrated his impeachment acquittal Thursday in a rambling, emotional speech raging against the investigations that have overshadowed his entire administration. Trump gathered scores of loyal Republican legislators, his legal team, wife Melania and White House aides in the ceremonial East Room and …

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In political triumph, Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump drew on staunch Republican support Wednesday to defeat the gravest threat yet to his three-year-old presidency, winning acquittal in the Senate on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Only the third US leader ever placed on trial, …

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Trump set for Senate acquittal in boost to reelection campaign

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump was set to win acquittal from impeachment in the Senate on Wednesday, hours after his partisan State of the Union speech triggered unprecedented protests from Democrats in a seething display of US political divisions. The Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached Trump for …

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Unity in shreds as triumphant Trump makes case for re-election

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address became a shocking display of US divisions Tuesday with Democrats protesting the Republican’s boasts before their leader, Nancy Pelosi, ripped up her copy of the speech on live television. The House speaker’s gesture at the very end …

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