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No Selfies or Hugs, but Biden Is Sneaking In Meet and Greets

From a distance, with an elbow tap instead of a hug, the former vice president is getting a version of the in-person campaigning he loves. By Sydney Ember Before a speech this month in Durham, N.C., Joseph R. Biden Jr. made his way around a circle of participants, chatting with each of them before posing […]

Court Rejects Appeal of Guantánamo Convict Who Rejoined Al Qaeda

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. A federal appeals court has refused to review the 2010 war crimes conviction of a former Guantánamo Bay prisoner who after his return to his native Sudan ran away and rejoined Al Qaeda. The former prisoner, Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi, 60, pleaded […]

US election row as Iain Dale shut down by Donald Trump supporter: ‘Look at his record!’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Republicans Overseas Spokesperson Greg Swenson insisted he is “absolutely” proud that Donald Trump is the Republican candidate for President. When asked if he is proud of the Republican candidate, Mr Swenson told LBC: […]

Experts: More than 1 million mail-in ballots may be rejected

Sixty percent of voters — nearly 70 million people — are projected to vote by mail nationwide during the coronavirus pandemic. Those who study absentee rejection rates estimate that 1 percent to 2 percent of those votes — potentially more than 1 million — won’t count, which could make a difference in battleground states. “The […]

Barrett Is Seated at a Pivotal Moment

By Giovanni Russonello Amy Coney Barrett joins the court as the conservative majority limits ballot-counting in Wisconsin. It’s Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Where things stand Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court yesterday by a deeply divided […]

Colorado’s 6th District, once a political battleground, is quiet now

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, congressional candidate Steve House walked into a cluttered pawn shop along East Colfax Avenue in Aurora as an employee, recognizing his incoming customer, playfully shouted, “Hey, no politics in here!” Wearing a suit and tie, and speaking genially behind a black mask, the Republican underdog for Congress is known in […]

In western Colorado, Democratic campaigns play it safe with COVID-19

In 2018, when Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush ran to represent southern and western Colorado in Congress, the strategy in Delta County was “knock, knock.” “We probably hit 5,000 doors,” said Debbie Fisk, the chair of the Democratic Party in the deep-red county of about 30,000 residents. Mitsch Bush lost that year but is back on […]