Tag: states

UNITED STATES/ETHIOPIA : Pro-Abiy diaspora mobilises in Washington

April 9, 2021
L’American-Ethiopia Public Affairs Committee est venu s’ajouter à la liste déjà longue des associations et groupements d’intérêts éthiopiens basés aux Etats-Unis. Source link

Trump blames states amid claims it could take 10 years to vaccinate US at current pace

December 30, 2020
President Trump blamed the states for not vaccinating people fast enough. (PA)Operation Warp Speed is not going fast enough.Vaccinating enough Americans to overcome the pandemic spurred on by the coronavirus will take 10 years if the pace of vaccinations stays the same.The immunization program led by Vice President Mike Pence is supposed to make sure

SOUTH AFRICA/UNITED STATES : Arms broker Gareth de Nysschen does battle with US State Department

December 25, 2020
The South African entrepreneur Gareth de Nysschen, the founder and main shareholder in the South African firearms distributor Dave Sheer Guns, has been embroiled in a dispute since the summer with the US State Department and Department of Commerce after they refused him an import licence. Source link

NIGERIA/UNITED STATES : Washington to take over Madueke clan's $20m villa after judge rejects Sarbonne Estate's claim

December 15, 2020
US Judge Keith Ellison decided late November that Sarbonne Estate cannot block the Department of Justice’s seizure of Nigerian national Kola Aluko’s villa. Source link

COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record high, peaking in 3 states

November 11, 2020
COVID-19 hospitalization rates hit an all-time high in the US on Tuesday, as the illness peaked in at least three states. A record 61,964 people were hospitalized with the virus nationwide, according to a tally kept by the COVID Tracking Project. That number exceeds levels reached in the early days of the pandemic, when 59,940

Protests in Arizona and Other States Insist Votes Be Counted — or Not.

November 5, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. — Protests arose around the country as the ballot tabulation in the final battleground states continued, with some demonstrators demanding that every vote be counted and others insisting that the counting be shut down.In Portland, where a “Count Every Vote” demonstration merged with another one focused on racial justice and police brutality, some

These are the counties to watch in one of the most surprising swing states of them all: Iowa

November 1, 2020
As we head into the 2020 election, Iowa seems to have swung all the way back to parity. Polling out of the Hawkeye State has shown both the presidential and Senate races to be coin flips. Democrats probably need the Senate race more than they need the six electoral votes (the theory being that if

Joe Biden’s campaign insists he’s not ignoring swing states

October 25, 2020
Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager said the former vice president is running “incredibly hard” when questioned whether the Democratic nominee is ignoring the battleground states where President Trump is making a concerted push in the race’s final days. NBC News’ anchor Chuck Todd pointed out that the president has campaigned more than Biden in North

Trump might sink vulnerable Senate Republicans even in states he manages to win

October 19, 2020
What this suggests is that Trump’s wild support among MAGA enthusiasts isn’t making the 1-to-1 transfer to his Senate colleagues—meaning their blind loyalty to Trump hasn’t paid the dividends they anticipated. At the same time, Senate Republicans’ studied obsequiousness to Trump has hobbled their chances of winning enough moderate and independent voters to be assured they

USPS and Mail-In Ballots: States Warned It May Not Meet Deadlines

August 16, 2020
WASHINGTON — The Postal Service has warned states that it may not be able to meet their deadlines for delivering last-minute mail-in ballots, further fueling the clash over the new postmaster general’s handling of vote-by-mail operations as President Trump continued to rail against the practice.In letters sent in July to all 50 states and the
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