The Democratic primary battle in Delaware was won by U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Gov. John Carney on Tuesday. Carney defeated David Lamar Williams Jr. and Coons bested progressive challenger and political newcomer Jessica Scarane to advance to November’s general election. Carney announced that he intends to continue working on racial justice issues and wants to strengthen public schools.
The Trump administration issued new import curbs on some Chinese companies making apparel, computer and hair products saying they are using slave labor from China’s Xinjiang province where a large number of ethnic Uighur Muslims are incarcerated in prison camps. One of Xinjiang’s forced-labor camps, which Beijing calls ’vocational skills education and training centers,’ is also named in the order.
After Carl Bernstein, a political analyst with CNN described President Donald Trump as ’homicidal’, the President hit back and called Mr. Bernstein a ’nut job’. The President further claimed that he did not have ’a lot of respect’ for Mr. Bernstein and Bob Woodward, who is Mr. Bernstein’s former Watergate reporting partner. Mr. Woodward’s upcoming book is reportedly critical of President Trump.
President Donald Trump again raised concerns about the upcoming presidential election in November, and said that the election would be a ’rigged’ one. During an interview with ’Fox & Friends’, the President hit out against Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, who had accused the President of taking ’reckless and selfish actions that are putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada’.
Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader on Tuesday called on Alex Azar, the Secretary of the Health and Human Services, to resign. The demand was made by Mr. Schumer as he alleged that Mr. Azar had failed to stand up to President Trump in a response to the novel coronavirus crisis. ’We need a Secretary of Health and Human Services who will look out for the American people’, Mr. Schumer said.
A new ad by Democrats, which will reportedly run in battleground states, refers to journalist Bob Woodward’s recently released recordings of his interviews with President Donald Trump. The Democrats are using the information from the recordings to slam the President and accusing him of ’lying’ to US citizens regarding the danger of the novel coronavirus crisis.
President Trump on Monday agreed to participate in a four-hour debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden moderated by popular podcaster Joe Rogan. Trump shared a tweet from a retired mixed martial artist Tim Kennedy.
The Green Party was kept off the ballot in Wisconsin as the Supreme Court of Wisconsin on Monday voted 4-3 to this effect. The ruling is widely seen as being necessary in avoiding further election delays, and will also allow absentee ballots to resume being mailed to voters. The court had ordered the mailing of absentee ballots to be paused till it decided on the fate of the Green Party.
Senior Democratic lawmakers have been extended invitations by the White House for them to attend a ceremony where representatives from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement with Israel in order to normalize relations. An official from the administration said that while a large number of Democrats have been invited, at least some are expected to attend the ceremony.
A bipartisan group comprising of nearly 50 House lawmakers will, on Tuesday, reportedly offer its own coronavirus relief plan in an effort to revive the stalled negotiations between the White House and Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker. The group, named the Problem Solvers Caucus is made up of centrist Democrats and Republicans and is looking to propose a package worth $1.5 trillion.
President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that a vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be approved in a ’matter of weeks’. The President was appearing on Fox & Friends when he made the claim. Asserting that he was making the claim not for political reasons but because he wants the vaccine ’fast’, the President said that he had ’speeded up the process’ with the FDA.
Kamala Harris, during a virtual roundtable with small business owners in Arizona, raised eyebrows after she accidentally touted plans under a ’Harris administration’. ’A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States’, she said while presenting her economic plan. She quickly clarified, ’The Biden-Harris administration’, detailing the plan.
Republicans are expected to publish their agenda on Tuesday, which lawmakers anticipate will help them offer a contrast to policy of the Democrats prior to Election Day. It is a 3 step agenda which includes ’Restore Our Way of Life,’ ’Rebuild the Greatest Economy in History’ and ’Renew the American Dream,’ as per ’Dear Colleague’ letter sent by House Minority Leader McCarthy to members on Fri.
Republican on a key panel in Ohio decided against approving a postage plan for mail in ballots in the state. As a result, it is now all but impossible for ballots to get stamped in time for the presidential election in November. The proposal, which was put forward by Frank LaRose, the Republican Secretary of State, failed in a 2-4 vote. GOP members on the Controlling Board opposed the proposal.