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Biden: Europe’s last American

Biden: Europe’s last American

An old normalcy will do nothing to shake Europe from its complacency Chicago has produced more than its fair share of colourful politicians. Rod Blagojevich – recently pardoned by Donald Trump – was impeached in 2009 as Governor of Illinois for attempting to sell (among other executive actions) Barack Obama’s former senate seat after the latter was elected president. A half-century earlier, Mayor Richard J Daley ran the city like a fiefdom, making and breaking presidential campaigns along the way….

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With 98% of the votes counted the Dems looks set to gain both Georgia US Senate seats

With 98% of the votes counted the Dems looks set to gain both Georgia US Senate seats

The above from the New York Times shows the big American news overnight that the Democrats look all set to take the two Georgia runoffs seats. This is hugely significant as it means that in the new Senate the split will be 50/50 between the Democrats and the Republicans. Because the casting vote goes to to the Vice President, Kamala Harris from January 20th, Biden will become a President in 2 weeks time with his party controlling both parts of…

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The Georgia runoffs are looking very tight

The Georgia runoffs are looking very tight

In 8 days time in the state of Georgia there are critical elections which will have a huge impact on how the US is governed at the start of the Biden administration. For on November 3rd the Democrats failed to win control of the Senate but there are two seats outstanding in the state of Georgia. One was a regular election that comes round for every 6 years and the other was a special election for a seat that had…

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WH2020 passes another milestone making Trump’s effort to discredit the results even more challenging – Safe Harbour Day

WH2020 passes another milestone making Trump’s effort to discredit the results even more challenging – Safe Harbour Day

Tuesday was “Safe Harbour Day” Tuesday saw another important key date for Donald Trump as he desperately tries to deny the results of the presidential election and somehow cling onto power. For it was what is known as “Safe Harbour Day” which last became an issue at WH2000 when Bush squeezed victory over Gore following the very tight race in Florida. NBC News explains it in this way: The Electoral Count Act was passed in 1887, after four states sent…

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As Trump continues to be in denial about his defeat Biden gets a significant Gallup favourability boost

As Trump continues to be in denial about his defeat Biden gets a significant Gallup favourability boost

 Joe Biden’s favorability rating has risen six percentage points to 55% since the election compared with his final preelection reading. At the same time, President Donald Trump’s favourability has edged down three points to 42%. Biden’s current rating is the highest it has been since February 2019, two months before he declared his candidacy for president, when it was 56%. Trump’s latest favourability falls short of the highest of his presidency, 49% in April, during the initial stages of the coronavirus…

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Legendary Republican political strategist, Karl Rove, says the WH2020 outcome will be hard to overturn

Legendary Republican political strategist, Karl Rove, says the WH2020 outcome will be hard to overturn

With Trump continuing to fight the verdict of voters in last week’s election there’s a warning to the White House from former adviser to Republican presidents and longstanding GOP operative, Karl Rove, about the current en passe. Writing in the Wall Street Journal he notes: To win, Mr. Trump must prove systemic fraud, with illegal votes in the tens of thousands. There is no evidence of that so far. Unless some emerges quickly, the president’s chances in court will decline…

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The Biden note that’s made Harris odds on favourite once again for the VP pick

The Biden note that’s made Harris odds on favourite once again for the VP pick

On Betfair she’s moved from a 35% chance to a 57% one On Betfair the betting on who Joe Biden will choose as his VP has been totally shaken up overnight following a photographer snapping a note seen in his hands in which Harris, the longtime favourite, is at the top and rated highly. The development followed last night’s news that the presumptive Democratic party nominee will announce who will be on the ticket with him during the first week…

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Susan Rice moves up sharply in the betting to be Biden’s running mate

Susan Rice moves up sharply in the betting to be Biden’s running mate

Joe Biden has made it clear that he aims to announce who will be his running mate in early August so we could know who is going to be on the ticket with him in less than a month. The betting and the speculation of contenders’ chances tend to be linked to the weekend appearances on the Sunday political TV programmes. The two who have appeared a lot this last weekend are Illinois Senator and Tammy Duckworth and Obama’s choice…

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