Tag: National/Presidential Elections

Trump’s Georgia call: Here’s the complete transcript

In a Saturday telephone call, President Donald Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Trump spent...

Pence to make eleventh-hour ‘faith community’ appeal on behalf of Georgia Republicans Loeffler and Perdue

President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President–elect Kamala Harris and now Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, are headed to Georgia next week to try...

Here’s why the Georgia runoff elections for the U.S. Senate could turn into a ‘big deal’ for markets

The runoff elections for two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia next Tuesday have the potential to inject volatility into a high-flying stock market that has...

Republican Senate incumbent Loeffler falls behind Democrat Warnock in latest Georgia runoff polling

The final day of early voting in the runoff elections for two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia is fast approaching, and incumbent Republican David Perdue...

Electoral College anoints Joe Biden as president-elect amid threats of violence and Trump protests

The Electoral College formally declared Joe Biden president-elect Monday, after California cast its 55 votes for the former vice president and put him beyond the...

Tax credits and rental assistance: How the Biden administration could reshape the country’s housing market

From the early days of the Democratic primaries to the debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the 2020 presidential candidates spent a lot of...

Trump airs election grievances in 100-minute address at largely maskless rally in Georgia

President Donald Trump pressed his grievances over losing the presidential election Saturday, using a rally to spread baseless allegations of misconduct in last month’s voting...

Trump presses Georgia governor to help subvert election

President Donald Trump fruitlessly pressed Georgia’s governor on Saturday to call a special legislative session aimed at subverting the presidential election results in that state...

What to know about Parler, the social-media platform that is now attracting millions of Trump supporters

Since the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Parler has caught on among right-wing politicians and “influencers” — people with large online followings — as a social-media platform where...

Trump says he will leave White House if Electoral College affirms Biden win, which he says would be a ‘mistake’

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thursday at the White House in...

Why one stock-market pro says the S&P 500 can surge another 7% before year-end

Thomas Lee, founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, says that the S&P 500 has more in the tank before the end of 2020 and has therefore...

6 tax moves to consider before the end of the year to lower your 2020 tax bill

With year-end rapidly approaching and the general election finally over, it’s time to consider moves that will lower your 2020 tax bill and hopefully position...

Biden confirmed as Georgia winner as Trump redoubles efforts to overturn election results

Election workers in Gwinnett County, Georgia, handle ballots as part of the recount for the 2020 presidential election. Getty Images A recount of the Nov....

What does Joe Biden’s win mean for your year-end tax planning? Here are two strategies to consider

With year-end rapidly approaching and the general election finally over, it’s time to consider moves that will lower your 2020 tax bill and hopefully position...

Trump campaign loses in Pennsylvania Supreme Court as Giuliani seeks to salvage federal election case

President Trump made a rare post-election public appearance in the White House Rose Garden on Friday. AFP/Getty Images The Trump campaign faced further setbacks Tuesday...

Trump acknowledges Biden presidential election win for first time — then says he ‘concedes nothing,’ repeating unfounded claim of ‘rigged’ vote

Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted his first tacit acknowledgment of former Vice President Joe Biden’s election victory — beginning a tweet with the words “He...

How Biden can get the two tribes of America to trust each other again

Getty Images This is a precarious moment. With Donald Trump still recklessly and falsely proclaiming that he won and the COVID-19 pandemic causing new extremes...

Dow, S&P 500 surge by at least 3% to records early Monday on coronavirus vaccine report

U.S. stocks soared in early trading Monday, sending major equity benchmarks to record highs after Germany-based BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. said their COVID-19 vaccine...

The next steps before Joe Biden is officially declared the 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden became the presumptive next president late Saturday morning, after a count of ballots in Pennsylvania showed him with an insurmountable lead in the...

Biden edges closer to presidency as he leads Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania

Fulton County election workers examine ballots while vote counting at State Farm Arena on Thursday in Atlanta. AFP via Getty Images Former Vice President Joe...

As a deeply divided U.S. waits for election results, is there anything we actually agree on? Yes, more than you’d think

But even in a deeply polarized country, Americans still manage to find common ground on certain ideas, past public-opinion surveys show. For instance, 71% of...

Oil prices rise, brushing off unclear U.S. presidential election outcome

Storage in focus. Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Oil futures rose Wednesday, brushing off an unclear outcome in the U.S. presidential election as investors focus on...

How mental-health professionals are spending election week: ‘I don’t have the emotional space to go down a rabbit hole’

Mental-health professionals are trying to practice what they preach while they await results in one of the most emotionally fraught elections in recent history. Election...

Trump seen as betting favorite to win 2020 election by some oddsmakers as race tightens on Election Day

In the throes of Election Night, a few betting markets now are starting to indicate incumbent President Donald Trump could be a favorite to win...

How much could Joe Biden win the popular vote by and still lose the Electoral College?

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump. AFP/Getty Images Election day is finally here to cap a 2020 contest in which over...