Russia Ramps Up Propaganda Efforts to Meddle in Upcoming US Presidential Election with Broad Use of #MAGA Hashtag

At present, the number of infected with coronavirus passed the two million mark around the globe. Fortunately, stock markets are slowly rising around the world, which is a bit of a positive during the current difficult economic times. Meanwhile, the US is in the midst of a presidential election campaign scheduled for this fall. As of this week, Russia has ramped up its efforts to use social media propaganda and increase its internet presence.

New Poll Shows Trump and Biden in Near Tie

A new Washington Post – ABC News opinion poll shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leading by two points, at 49 percent to 47 percent, ahead of US President Donald Trump. The percentage difference is well within the margin of error to indicate a tie. The news comes in the wake of another survey which revealed an uptick in Trump’s approval due to his handling of the current coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: European and American Numbers Continue to Rise

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the new coronavirus epidemic, stressing that he was somewhat dissatisfied with China. On the same day, after the governors of many states in the United States asked the federal government for more medical protective equipment, Trump announced that he would declare a state of emergency in New York, California, and Washington.

Biden Criticizes Trump’s handling of Coronavirus Epidemic

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for his initial slow response to the coronavirus epidemic. On Thursday, the Democratic candidate took a swipe at his initial coronavirus remarks downplaying the seriousness of the virus. The presidential hopeful said that the president is trying to deflect blame by attempting to label the scourge the “Chinese Virus.”

Bernie Sanders Vows to Continue in Democratic Presidential Race

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) remains in the fight to become the Democratic presidential candidate despite a series of recent defeats by his chief opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden. “Donald Trump must be defeated, and I will do everything in my power to make that happen,” Sanders said at a news conference, stressing that he is looking forward to his upcoming debate with Biden.

Biden Wins Big in “Super Tuesday 2,” Becomes Likely Democratic Nominee

Former Vice President Joe Biden took a giant step toward the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday, with victories in at least four of the six states holding primaries on Tuesday. Namely, Michigan was especially important for Biden, and especially painful for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who won the state four years ago when he made his first attempt to be the Democratic party presidential candidate in 2016.

SC Primary: Biden Wins, Steyer Drops Out

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden won the the Democratic primary in South Carolina on Saturday, halting Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) winning streak. The contest was also marked by the withdrawal of billionaire Tom Steyer from the Democratic presidential race. Biden managed to win about 60% of the African-American vote in the contest, and more than half of moderates, according to research by the Edison Research Institute.

Sanders Wins Nevada: Trump “Congratulates,” Buttigieg Criticizes

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won Nevada’s Democratic presidential caucuses on Saturday, several media outlets reported. One of the first to congratulate Sanders on the victory was none other than the President of the United States, Donald Trump. “Looks like Crazy Bernie is doing well in the Great State of Nevada,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Impeachment: Trump Lawyers Begin Defense, Insist He is Innocent

After three days of Democrats presenting their case against President Trump in the impeachment trial, Donald Trump’s lawyers began their defense on Saturday, warning against the temptation to overturn the result of the 2016 election “without the slightest evidence.” Pat Cipollone, a lawyer for the White House, argued, “we believe when you hear the facts, and that’s what we intend to cover today, the facts, you will find the president did absolutely nothing wrong.”

Obama Praises Women’s Leadership, Hits Out at “Old Men in Politics”

With just a few weeks to the start of the US Democratic Party’s primary election, and less than a year to the 2020 US presidential election, former President Barack Obama has not yet officially declared his support for any of his Democratic Party’s candidates. On Monday, however, he made a statement that could as well be interpreted as a criticism of the top names in the two US biggest parties, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Trump, Lawyers Won’t Attend Impeachment Hearing

US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend the first public hearing on impeachment to which they have been invited by the House of Representatives, the White House confirmed on Sunday. After two months of investigations, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins on Wednesday the legal debate to determine if the allegations against the president are serious enough to justify the opening of a political trial.

Bloomberg, ex-New York Mayor and Billionaire, Considers White House Run

Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, is considering running for the Democratic Party nomination for the United States presidency in 2020. According to a spokesman, the billionaire is concerned about the direction that the race is taking, particularly regarding the current frontrunners. Former Vice President Joe Biden is seen as being too moderate, whereas Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) are seen as very radical, per his opinion.

Does Ukraine Have its Own Assange? Perhaps Russian Meddling?

On October 9, 2019, the Interfax-Ukraine conference center held a press conference for journalists. The Interfax-Ukraine News Agency is a Kiev-based Ukrainian news agency founded in 1992. The company belongs to the Russian news group Interfax Information Services. The press conference allowed for the release of supposed facts pertaining to the US embassy influence on the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies meddling in the US democratic elections process.

FACT CHECK: Biden Claims that President Trump “Inherited a Pretty Good Economy from Barack Obama”

Joe Biden, whose campaign has been marked by repeated criticisms of the Trump administration, recently took a jab at the President’s handling of the economy. During a September town hall, Biden argued that Trump is becoming “more erratic” in dealing with the economy. The presidential hopeful claimed “the president is feeling pressure on the economy…He inherited a pretty good economy from Barack Obama, just like he inherited everything in his life.”

Trump Urges Ukraine, China to Investigate Bidens

US President Donald Trump is in the midst of a political storm and is risking an impeachment because, in a telephone interview, he allegedly called for— and perhaps even tried to pressure— the President of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, but that has not caused Donald Trump to abandon the idea. Trump is also now calling on China to investigate the former Vice President and his son, Hunter’s business.

Pelosi Launches Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump

The Democratic Party, which controls the US House of Representatives, is set to start the first phase of an impeachment procedure against President Donald Trump. Democrats accuse Trump of improper dealings with Ukraine. Trump announced Monday he would make public the contested phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to Trump, it was a “friendly and totally appropriate conversation.”

Report: Trump Repeatedly Urged Ukraine President to Investigate Biden’s Son

In late July, Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The circumstances of this conversation so alarmed an employee of one of the American intelligence services that they became the subject of an internal investigation. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has been requesting details, but the Trump administration has so far refused to provide them. Much of this story is classified, and most of the information is reported by the American media with reference to anonymous sources.

Detroit Debates, Night 2: Biden Strikes Back

Wednesday’s debate was, aside from discussions on free college for undocumented immigrants, and whether to throw Donald Trump in jail or beat him first, a debate on a single subject: Joe Biden’s fitness as the Democratic nominee.  There had been tremendous doubts following his first round face-plant in June.  This time, Joe came ready.  While he didn’t throw a perfect game, he did more than enough to get the win.  The combative, belligerent Uncle Joe, who shredded both Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan before, returned on Wednesday night, after seven years of hibernation.  And he had jokes.

Second Quarter Fundraising Separates Democratic Contenders and Pretenders

Following the first debates last month, polling for the Democratic presidential contenders coalesced around five main candidates.  Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Kamala Harris (D-CA), and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg put some distance between themselves and the rest of the two-dozen strong field.  Monday was Disclosure Day for the field, and sure enough, Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg, Warren, and Harris came out on top of the money race.  Money talks, of course.  Not always on its own, but often in echoes.  With debate requirements tightening in the fall, the second quarter numbers offer the best picture yet as to who will go the furthest and who might be going home the soonest.

Is Elizabeth Warren Taking the Leading in California?

The big prize for Democrats is California and many people thought Sen. Kamala Harris would be favored, especially after her strong debate performance. If not Harris, than possibly former Vice President Joe Biden or even Sen. Bernie Sanders who had good showing in the 2016 primary election, in the State of California. However, the latest poll had Sen. Elizabeth Warren in first place, Harris in second by only a very thin margin, with Biden now down to third. If Harris can’t secure her home state in the Primary, her chances of success are thin.