Trump’s personal priorities leaving Republican agenda in limbo, party members say – National

Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don’t ask what they’d do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP’s muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall Saturday night to cheer former President Donald Trump. Even with a high-stakes U.S. Senate […]

Liz Cheney hailed as ‘hero’ by some in Wyoming for rejecting Trump’s false claims – National

When lifelong Wyoming Republican Tage Benson and Democrat Chamois Andersen met for the first time at the Owl in the Attic antiques store in Laramie this past weekend, they quickly put their political differences aside. Their home state’s embattled Republican congresswoman, Liz Cheney, needed to be supported, they agreed, for standing up to former […]

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump’s ban on platform – National

Facebook Inc’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the company’s suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump in a much-awaited verdict that may signal how the company will treat rule-breaking world leaders in the future. Facebook indefinitely blocked Trump’s access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts over concerns of further violent unrest following the Jan. 6 storming of the […]

Trump’s Florida Mar-a-Lago club partly closed over COVID-19 outbreak – National

Former President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, has been partially closed after staff members tested positive for COVID-19. That’s according to several people, including one familiar with club operations, who said Mar-a-Lago had “partially closed” a section of the club and quarantined some of its workers “out of an abundance of […]

Georgia prosecutor probing Trump’s post-election behaviour: ‘I’m in no rush’ – National

The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year’s U.S. election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient. “I’m in no rush,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said this week in an interview with The […]

Here’s what prosecutors could learn from Trump’s tax records after court decision – National

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump’s tax records. Now, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he will soon have them. But what will that mean for the Democrat’s investigation into Trump’s business affairs? Read more: Trump tax […]

Biden’s 1st month in office was about erasing Trump’s mark – National

When Joe Biden walked into the Oval Office for the first time as president a month ago, his pens were ready. Already. Lining a fine wooden box, they bore the presidential seal and an imprint of his signature, a micro-mission accomplished in advance of his swearing-in. Four years ago, pens were just one more […]

Trump’s election loss nullifies Meng Wanzhou’s argument for release: attorney general

Canada’s attorney general says the failure of former U.S. president Donald Trump to win re-election nullifies an argument to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on the basis he was using her to get a better trade deal with China. In court documents released Thursday, David Lametti says Meng’s argument depends on public statements that […]

With Trump’s impeachment trial over, Biden pushes his agenda in televised town hall

President Joe Biden expressed optimism on Tuesday that most US schools would be open by late spring and vowed to continue accelerating the country’s Covid-19 vaccination program, as he sought to elevate his agenda now the drama of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is over. In a wide-ranging televised town hall that touched on the pandemic, […]

Biden administration seeks to turn page after Trump’s 2nd impeachment acquittal – National

The end of former U.S. president Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House. But while President Joe Biden and his team are eager to move past the impeachment, the bitterly partisan tone of the proceedings underscores the deep challenges ahead as the president and his party […]