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Samuel Sinyangwe, a data analyst and co-founder of Campaign Zero, joins the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast to discuss data on police violence and the politics of the protests that have spread across the country.
Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed the ongoing civil unrest across the nation as a “wake-up call” in a speech from Philadelphia on Tuesday.
A drop in continued jobless claims, especially in states that reopened earlier than others, suggests rehiring by businesses may be starting to turn the tide, analysts led by New York-based economist Jan Hatzius wrote in a report to clients Sunday.
Protests against the killing of George Floyd intensified over the weekend
There can be no nuance if these events are to be exploited for maximal political gain. And, it being an election year, that’s the president's objective.
President Donald Trump on Monday derided the nation’s governors as “weak” and demanded tougher crackdowns on protesters in the aftermath of another night of violent protests in dozens of American cities.
Trump turned security forces on peaceful protesters in front of the White House as tear gas and rubber bullets flew before declaring himself the "law and order" President. He then stood in front of an iconic church holding a Bible in a striking photo op.
Declaring himself the “president of law and order,” Trump said he would act if local officials couldn’t contain violent demonstrations.
While both companies' CEOs say they are not ‘arbiters of truth,’ Twitter has added warnings on some recent posts by the president, whereas Facebook left identical remarks alone.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has weighed in on the ongoing police brutality protests across the U.S. with a photograph on social media that shows the former vice president kneeling with a protester at a demonstration in Wilmington, Delaware.
President Trump announced Sunday that the U.S. government will designate the far-left group Antifa as a terrorist organization.
"We've taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the tweet on Twitter," the company said.
As the strange election year that is 2020 marches on, Trump has returned to his 2016 rhetoric, but it may register differently.
President Donald Trump escalated his war on Twitter and other social media companies Thursday, signing an executive order challenging the lawsuit protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.
President Donald Trump accused Twitter on Tuesday of "interfering" in the US election, after the social media network labelled two of his tweets "unsubstantiated" for the first time.
The most notable thing about the political betting market now isn’t the shifting of odds. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: Nothing has budged.
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie told the president he's down in swing states, prompting campaign chiefs in Arizona and Florida to travel to D.C.
Joe Biden said he "shouldn't have been such a wise guy" on Friday hours after he told a popular African American radio host that anyone struggling to decide whether to support him or President Donald Trump in the general election "ain't black."
Joe Biden had yet another sad event the other night, a Yahoo-sponsored virtual town-hall gathering that made zero news.
When it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the storylines we’ve been following is the growing gap between how Democrats and Republicans view the crisis.
The 2020 election odds and polls are forecasting different outcomes for November’s election, as bettors like President Donald Trump’s chances, while pollsters say former VP Joe Biden will become the next commander-in-chief.
President Trump initially said he might withhold federal funding for Michigan and Nevada if the states moved forward in expanding vote by mail, though he later backed off that threat.
Oxford Economics predicts Trump would lose to Democrat Joe Biden by a margin of 65% to 35%, using a model based on the pioneering political-forecasting work of Yale economist Ray Fair.
Attacking Joe Biden will only get the president so far, they said — ultimately the election will be a referendum on him.
President Donald Trump ramps up attacks against former President Barack Obama as he shifts his focus from the coronavirus response to the upcoming presidential election.
The bill faces a veto threat from President Trump, near-unanimous opposition by Republicans and complaints from Democrats, but leaders called it their opening offer in talks on the next round of pandemic relief.
Joe Biden insists that despite conducting his campaign from his Delaware home due to the coronavirus pandemic, he is leading in the horse race against President Trump.
The former vice president has unified the party and is leading in the polls. But some Democrats say he faces familiar challenges, including slow decision-making and flaws in his digital operation.
If the coronavirus pandemic rages on, most Americans will probably vote by mail in November. But like most political issues in the U.S., voting by mail is an increasingly partisan affair, with Democrats more likely to support it than Republicans.
President Trump followed up on Sunday evening his previous night's tweetstorm on the investigations into his campaign's alleged ties to Russia with more tweets and retweets on the matter. And he lashed out at former President Obama in some posts — days after his predecessor criticized him.
Biden's lead is about as steady as it can possibly be. Not only is he up 6 points over the last month or so, but the average of polls since the beginning of the year has him ahead by 6 points. Moreover, all the polls taken since the beginning of 2019 have him up 6 points.
In a conference call with former staff members, Obama said, “It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ – when that mindset is operationalized in our government.”
An unprecedented collapse in April driven by the coronavirus fallout sent the unemployment rate to 14.7 percent, well beyond the peak hit in late 2009 during the global financial crisis. The jobless rate in March was 4.4 percent.
Rather than dominating the news cycle, former Senate staffer Tara Reade’s recent allegation that former Vice President Joe Biden sexually assaulted her has been slow to receive coverage in many outlets.
President Donald Trump promised more federal help for Americans left jobless by the pandemic and vowed to press ahead with reopening the economy, addressing the nation in a televised town hall event at the Lincoln Memorial as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to mount.
Biden denied the allegations Friday: “I’m saying unequivocally it never, never happened.”
Despite the mess he’s created in the country by his mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Trump remains the -129 favorite to be re-elected President of the United States.
President Donald Trump is walking back what he said during an April 23 coronavirus press briefing about using disinfectants to treat COVID-19 patients.
President Donald Trump signed his anticipated executive order barring some immigration to the United States on Wednesday evening, nearly 48 hours after announcing the move on Twitter.
President Trump has announced new federal guidelines for reopening the country that place responsibility on governors on how to restart business and end the stay-home-orders in their states. This comes as health experts and lawmakers across the nation continue to call on the administration to expand coronavirus testing, which is still critically lacking.
Social distancing makes it hard to get petition signatures. And for the Libertarians and Green Party, that’s an existential crisis.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are among the oldest candidates to ever vie for the presidency. And we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. This might be morbid, but what happens if one of them is, er, incapacitated before the general election? Elections analyst Geoffrey Skelley explains.
Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship, including the relationship between the government and the governed. And during a pandemic like this one, it’s no abstract matter.
The coronavirus has forced the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee into an all-digital campaign, and he’s struggling to break through.
Dan Honig, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, says anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic has the potential to dampen participation and could encourage a 'flight to safety' for voters.
The former President promises to join campaign trail ‘as soon as I can’. Endorsement allows Obama to campaign, raise money for Biden.
The Vermont senator acknowledges that "the path toward victory is virtually impossible."
A look at what happened to presidents' approval ratings and campaigns for a second term during national crises.
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