Politics - Page 2

In this world, every act can be a political act. Here are our extensive reports on the subject.

House overrides President Trump’s defense bill veto


The House on Monday secured enough votes to reject President Trump’s veto of a $740-billion defense funding bill, marking the first successful override vote of Trump’s presidency. The bill provides funding for military programs and construction projects, and authorizes a three percent pay raise for troops.

Election 2020


President Trump and former VP Joe Biden have secured projected wins in several states, according to The Associated Press, ABC News and NBC News. Polls have closed along the West Coast as officials continue to count ballots in key swing states.

Prepare for the polls at the Planet

Voter advocacy groups, civic organizations and others are marking Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day with tips and tools on how to get prepared for the Nov. 3 US elections.

Trump says he knew coronavirus was deadly


In audio recordings obtained by The Washington Post and CNN, President Trump stated to journalist Bob Woodward that he played down the risk of COVID-19 to avoid creating panic. The audio is described in Woodward’s new book “Rage,” where President Trump said he deliberately played down the threat of pandemic and feels no responsibility to better understand the anger and pain of Black Americans. On Wednesday, Trump called Woodward’s book, titled Rage, a “political hit job” and said that he wanted to “keep the country calm.” “I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because