Georgia companies Coca-Cola, Delta join others in blasting state’s new voting law – National

Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines on Wednesday joined a bid by U.S. companies to challenge the state of Georgia’s new voting restrictions, with both Atlanta-based companies calling the law unacceptable. Microsoft Corp,, which in February announced a major new investment in Atlanta, Georgia’s capital, added its voice, with President Brad Smith saying provisions of the […]

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 […]

Roy Green: The U.S. political scene is in flux amid Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial – National

Might U.S. federal politics evolve — or perhaps devolve, depending on your point of view — into the type of multiparty scene that dominates Canadian elections? Reports circulate that while recently departed U.S. president Donald Trump grapples with a second impeachment trial, more than 100 influential former Republican officials are actively engaged in discussions […]

Georgia officials to probe Trump’s call to ‘find’ votes, overturn election loss – National

Georgia’s secretary of state’s office on Monday opened an investigation into a phone call between Donald Trump and the state’s top elections official in which the then-president said he wanted to “find” enough votes to overturn his loss in the state, an official said. Walter Jones, a spokesman for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, […]

Twitter permanently bans Gateway Pundit founder Jim Hoft from platform – National

The Twitter account of Jim Hoft, the founder and editor of far-right news site the Gateway Pundit, has been permanently suspended from the platform, a company spokesperson says. In a statement emailed to Global News, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed Hoft’s account has been suspended permanently for “repeated violations” of the platform’s civic integrity policy. […]

‘Jewish space laser’ among wild hoaxes backed by GOP’s Marjorie Taylor Greene – National

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene‘s social media history offers a window into a false, conspiracy theory-based reality — one where Donald Trump won re-election, the Sandy Hook and Parkland school shootings were fake, the 9/11 attack was an inside job and the 2018 California wildfires were caused by Jewish space lasers. The Republican Party […]

Americans in N.S. breathe sigh of relief as Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president

Many Americans living in Nova Scotia breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday afternoon, as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris swore oaths of office, becoming the 46th president and vice-president of the United States, respectively. After a tumultuous year that included a global pandemic, deadly riots on the U.S. Capitol, and a reckoning on […]

Canadians to watch Joe Biden’s inauguration, hopeful for smooth transition of power – National

Canadians will be watching with bated breath as a new U.S. president takes office Wednesday. President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris are to be sworn in at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. READ MORE: India celebrates Kamala Harris’ inauguration as U.S. vice president The pandemic has placed limits on the size of the […]

‘Very proud’: India celebrates Kamala Harris’ inauguration as U.S. vice president – National

A tiny, lush-green Indian village surrounded by rice paddy fields was beaming with joy Wednesday hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office and becomes the U.S. vice-president. Harris is set to make history as the first woman, first woman of colour and first person of South Asian descent to hold the vice […]

Fact check: A look at the claims Trump made in his farewell address – National

On his way out, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed credit for things he didn’t do and twisted his record on jobs, taxes, the pandemic and much more. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks to the country. As well, in noting Americans were “horrified” by the storming of the Capitol this month, he brushed past the […]