Joe Biden Says ‘Virtual’ Democratic National Convention May Be Necessary

Joe Biden said Sunday that Democratic National Committee officials should consider holding a “virtual” convention rather than an in-person gathering should the coronavirus crisis persist into the summer. The DNC announced Thursday that it was postponing the start of its presidential nominating convention to Aug. 17. It had been scheduled to kick off in Milwaukee on July 13. Asked if […]

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All Out Politics podcast: Virus Pandemic – the past, present and future

Two weeks in to the UK lockdown, Adam Boulton and guests examine the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis so far as delays to the testing of frontline NHS workers result in some uncomfortable headlines for the prime minister. They assess the lessons learned from previous pandemics like the Spanish Flu, the current response from ministers and the government’s exit […]

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock both said they have tested positive for the coronavirus. In a video that Johnson shared on social media Friday morning, he revealed he had “developed mild symptoms” of COVID-19 ― a temperature and a persistent cough ― and had “taken a test that has come out positive.” Johnson said he was […]

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Former California congressman Hunter gets 11 months in corruption case

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Former U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, who pleaded guilty to a charge of campaign finance fraud, was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 months in federal prison in a corruption case that ended the California Republican’s once-promising political career. Hunter, 43, whose conviction set off a scramble within the Republican Party to succeed him while seemingly boosting Democrats’ […]

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Romanian lawmakers endorse PM Orban in vote of confidence

BUCHAREST, March 14 (Reuters) – Romania’s centrist Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban easily won a parliamentary vote of confidence, as expected, on Saturday, with all political groupings seeking to end a political stalemate and focus on the coronavirus crisis. President Klaus Iohannis asked the quarantined interim premier to form a government on Friday. Cabinet ministers quarantined themselves, after coming into contact […]

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