Georgia counties sue Trump over failed election challenges

Two counties in Georgia ask for over $15k in legal fees related to lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign. Two Georgia counties have filed lawsuits this week against former President Donald Trump in his capacity as a candidate, seeking legal fees over failed attempts to overturn the election through voter fraud allegations and vote recounts. […]

Made your bed: Dominion sues MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for $1.3bn

The suit is the latest in multibillion-dollar court actions taken by voting machine companies in the wake of the 2020 US election. MyPillow Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mike Lindell tried to boost sales by adopting Donald Trump’s false claims about a vast election conspiracy, according to a $1.3 billion lawsuit filed by a voting machine […]

Trump’s second impeachment trial: What to watch

SHORT ANSWER No president has ever faced two impeachment trials. Here is what you need to know about Trump’s second. The historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump gets under way on Tuesday as the US Senate hears arguments about whether he is guilty of inciting last month’s US Capitol riot. Never before […]

Trump’s impeachment for ‘incitement of insurrection’ explained

As the United States Senate opens its second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, senators will grapple with thorny political and legal questions, top constitutional lawyers tell Al Jazeera. “An impeachment and a Senate trial are a unique constitutional procedure that is entirely in the control of the House and Senate,” said Jan Baran, […]

Voting tech firm sues Fox News over election fraud claims

Voting technology company Smartmatic USA sued Fox News, three of its hosts and two former Trump lawyers on Thursday for allegedly spreading false claims the company helped ‘steal’ the US presidential election. A voting technology company is suing Fox News, three of its hosts and two former lawyers for former President Donald Trump — Rudy […]

No, America should not ‘accept and move on’

The 2020 election may not have been fraudulent, but the fact that millions of Americans think it was requires action. “Accept and move on” is a phrase that rears its head every time Kenya has elections. It is an ugly, dismissive phrase that tells people that regardless of the problems they may have with the […]

Republican opposition to Trump impeachment trial grows

The Senate impeachment trial of former United States President Donald Trump, who stands accused of “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, continues to drive a wedge within the Republican Party. Ten Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump on January 13, a […]

Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump’s lawyer Giuliani for $1.3bn

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani exploited false election-fraud claims to hawk gold coins, cigars and supplements on a podcast, according to a $1.3 billion defamation suit by a voting machine company. Dominion Voting Systems Inc.’s lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Washington, may now force Giuliani to defend his actions in spreading what the […]

Meet Doug Emhoff, the first ‘Second Gentleman’ in US history

Kamala Harris has shattered the glass ceiling, becoming the first woman, and first Black person of South Asian descent to be elected US vice president. Her husband Doug Emhoff also joins her in breaking stereotypes as the first “Second Gentleman” in US history as well as becoming the first Jewish spouse of a vice president. […]

Kamala Harris: America’s first female, Black vice president

Kamala Harris smashed through one of the United States’ highest glass ceilings on Wednesday, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first person of Asian heritage to be appointed vice president, blazing a trail in the most diverse White House ever. As running mate to now-President Joe Biden, she helped bring Donald Trump’s turbulent […]

Donald Trump’s presidential legacy in numbers

An overview of the state of the nation as Joe Biden takes over as US president after four years of Donald Trump. Joe Biden will be taking an oath of office as president of the United States on Wednesday as Donald Trump’s presidency ends after four tumultuous years. Trump has been criticised for mishandling the […]

How Donald Trump shook up US foreign policy

President Donald Trump laid out his vision for an “America First” foreign policy during his inaugural speech on the steps of the US Capitol on January 20, 2017. “From this moment on, it’s going to be America First,” he vowed. “Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to […]

HOLD XX President Donald Trump has left the building

Capping four years of bucking norms, Trump is the first US president in more than 150 years to skip successor’s inauguration. United States President Donald Trump has left the White House. Trump boarded the presidential helicopter Marine One at 8:20am (13:20 GMT) on Wednesday. He briefly spoke to reporters calling his term the ‘honour of […]

Joe Biden’s inauguration day: What you need to know

When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in as president and vice president at Noon EST (17:00 GMT) on Wednesday, they will be doing so on a day that will resemble no other previous inauguration. Biden has been planning a significantly scaled-down inauguration day for two months due to the pandemic: a minimal crowd […]

Donald Trump’s farewell falsehoods: Fact check

On his way out, US President Donald Trump took credit for things he did not do and twisted his record on jobs, taxes, the COVID-19 pandemic – and much more. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks to the country. As well, in noting Americans were “horrified” by the storming of the Capitol this month, he brushed […]

Joe Biden plans immediate orders on immigration, COVID, climate

BREAKING Aides to the president elect say 15 executive orders will be immediately issued after he is sworn in on Wednesday. In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, […]

Indian village cheers for Kamala Harris before US inauguration

Harris is set to make history as the first woman, first woman of colour and first person of South Asian descent to hold the US vice presidency. A tiny, lush Indian village surrounded by rice paddy fields is beaming with joy, hours before its descendant, Kamala Harris, takes her oath of office and becomes the […]

Kamala Harris: Vice president and Democratic Party heir apparent?

Kamala Harris will step into the United States vice presidency on Wednesday, making history as the first woman and the first person of colour to assume the role of second-in-command. Upon being sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the steps of the US Capitol, Harris will also be entering the next step […]

Trump, in farewell address, says movement ‘only just beginning’

On his final full day in office, US President Donald Trump hails the ‘achievements’ of his ‘America First’ platform. US President Donald Trump has released a farewell video, touting what he described as the success of his “America First” platform and telling his supporters that “the movement we started is only just beginning”. Trump, who […]

How will Democrats’ control of an evenly-divided Senate work?

Georgia certified election results Tuesday confirming the victories of Georgia Democratic Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the US Senate. Their arrival in the Senate splits the partisan makeup in the chamber equally between 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, a divide that has occurred only three times before in the nation’s history. Warnock and […]

First Lady Melania Trump releases farewell message

The first lady and her husband, Donald Trump, will leave the White House when his term ends on Wednesday. First Lady Melania Trump, in a video, has given a “farewell message” to the United States, two days before the end of the term of President Donald Trump, her husband. “My fellow Americans, it has been […]

Kamala Harris resigns Senate seat, poised to become VP

Kamala Harris has resigned her seat in the United States Senate in preparation for becoming the first female vice president in two days. “Serving as your senator has been an honor,” Harris wrote in an open letter to Californians on Monday. “And this is not goodbye. Today, as I resign from the Senate, I am […]