Irobiko Chimezie

Twitter in trouble for blocking links to Biden article

Twitter announced Friday that it will change its policy around hacked information after its decision to block users from sharing an unverified New York Post exposé about Hunter Biden sparked outrage among conservatives. Enforcing a policy put in place in 2018 to discourage harm associated with hacks and exposure of private information, Twitter blocked users … Continue reading Twitter in trouble for blocking links to Biden article

What Americans love most about Joe Biden

Joe Biden holds a 17-point lead over Donald Trump in trust to handle the coronavirus pandemic in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, powering the Democrat to a double-digit advantage in vote preference with the presidential election three weeks away. In the aftermath of his own COVID-19 diagnosis, two-thirds of registered voters say Trump failed to take appropriate … Continue reading What Americans love most about Joe Biden

Trump’s handling of the pandemic and other factors that might ruin his chances at the polls

Trump has disconnects beyond his pandemic response. Seventy-nine percent of registered voters say they're prepared to accept the outcome of the election, a commitment Trump has refused to make. And 56% say he has not paid his fair share of taxes, following reporting by The New York Times that he paid $750 in personal income taxes … Continue reading Trump’s handling of the pandemic and other factors that might ruin his chances at the polls

Biden warned to focus on policing or lose Black voters

More than 50 politically left-of-centre groups in the United States have signed a letter to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, warning he could lose Black voters' support unless he commits to more transformative policing reforms. Biden's criminal justice agenda has drawn renewed attention following weeks of nationwide protests since George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, … Continue reading Biden warned to focus on policing or lose Black voters

Joe Biden to pick a female VP, Sanders says ‘not necessary’

In a debate dominated by discussion of the coronavirus outbreak, Joe Biden promised to pick a woman as his running mate if he becomes the Democratic nominee. "I commit that I will, in fact, pick a woman to be vice president," the former vice president said. "There are a number of women who are qualified to … Continue reading Joe Biden to pick a female VP, Sanders says ‘not necessary’

What Economists hate most about Joe Biden’s tax hike proposals

Conservative economists blasting Democrat front-runner Joe Biden’s tax hike proposals warn his ideas would “crush” the record-setting U.S. economic recovery. An analysis by the Tax Policy Center last week indicated Biden’s proposals to hike corporate taxes, increase the capital gains taxes on the top 1%, and toss out the Trump tax cuts would collect $4 … Continue reading What Economists hate most about Joe Biden’s tax hike proposals

Irobiko Chimezie

Republicans not excited about Trump’s Ukraine scandal

Leading Republicans took to the talk show circuit Sunday to defend their expected acquittal of U.S. President Donald Trump at his Senate trial next week – despite offering sharp criticism of his role in the Ukraine scandal. The president was impeached in December for abuse of power over pressuring ally Kiev to announce investigations that … Continue reading Republicans not excited about Trump’s Ukraine scandal

Trump wants China to probe Joe Biden and son

Amid Donald Trump’s impeachment saga over his call for Ukraine to probe a strong political threat, the president on Thursday sent a request to China, asking his counterpart Xi Jinping to investigate former US President Joe Biden. Speaking with reporters outside the White House, Mr. Trump said, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.” … Continue reading Trump wants China to probe Joe Biden and son

Joe Biden takes a new stand on abortion

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he now wants to throw out the Hyde Amendment, dropping his long-held support for the measure that blocks federal funds from being used for most abortions amid criticism from his 2020 Democratic rivals. "If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes … Continue reading Joe Biden takes a new stand on abortion