The vice-presidential debate was more courteous than last week’s horror show but still showed two contrasting faces of AmericaIt was always going to be about the two faces of America.One: white, male, midwestern, evangelical Christian. The other: Black, female, coastal, progressive. Continue reading...
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White House chief of staff says 'we're not going to control pandemic', after Pence staffers test positive – live
Will midwest Democrats turn out for Biden?Biden gains among suburban women and elderly US election polls...Will midwest Democrats turn out for Biden?Biden gains among suburban women and elderly US election polls tracker: who is leading in the swing states?Sign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 7.00pm GMT Mike Pence, who as vice president is technically the president of the Senate, is coming under criticism from Democrats for planning to come into the chamber to preside over the vote for Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. At a rally in Florida yesterday, Pence said “I wouldn’t miss that vote for the world”. Pence’s appearance would be symbolic as he does not need to be physically present in the Senate for the confirmation to go through. “It is clear to me that their closing message is that they’re going to personally deliver COVID to as many people as possible,” Schatz adds 6.27pm GMT Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York state, is having a field day over the comments of the White House chief of staff Mark Meadows this morning. In a rare moment of transparency, Meadows admitted to a Sunday political talk show that the Trump administration had no intention of containing coronavirus, saying: “We’re not going to control the pandemic”.Cuomo said that thinking was tantamount to giving in to the virus. “They surrendered without firing a shot. It was the great American surrender,” he said on Sunday, as reported by the Daily News. Continue reading...
The pandemic took up only a few questions at the Pence-Harris vice-presidential debate. But it was...The pandemic took up only a few questions at the Pence-Harris vice-presidential debate. But it was everywhere.
Coronavirus was the key theme, but Harris also warned of the threat to Obamacare as both...Coronavirus was the key theme, but Harris also warned of the threat to Obamacare as both candidates dodged questionsThe vice-presidential debate on Wednesday was less openly hostile than the Donald Trump-Joe Biden debacle last week – but provided a further insight into the state of both campaigns ahead of November. Related: Kamala Harris and Mike Pence clash over coronavirus response in vice-presidential debate Continue reading...