Another day, another Rudy Giuliani conference — and though this one wasn’t sandwiched between a crematorium and an adult bookstore, it didn’t disappoint in terms of complete and utter farcical madness.
US Chief Justice John Roberts takes charge of trial in Senate, gives the oath office to 99 of the 100 senators, who will act as jurors. One was missing because of a family medical problem.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is strongly considering entering the race for the 2020 US Democratic presidential nomination, a move that could greatly disrupt the field just three months before the first nominating contests.
With his campaign suspended, the Vermont senator’s presidential ambitions appear to have ended. Yet as a global pandemic exposes the deep vulnerabilities of our economy and health care system, the case for the bold visions of change his campaign promoted has never been stronger.
Thanks to the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we know that hydroxychloroquine – an anti-malaria medication also used to treat ailments like lupus – neither prevents nor cures the disease. But that did not stop Donald Trump from announcing out of the blue this week that he’s taking it, in true showman’s form.
A long line of voters stretches out from the main election office and into the car park here in Marietta, just north of Atlanta. At its current length, it will take around two hours for the people at the back to cast their ballots.