Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden for president – as it happened | US news

The agency is issuing the guidance to boost transparency and public trust as it approaches the momentous decision of whether a prospective vaccine is safe and effective. Public health experts are increasingly worried that President Trump’s repeated predictions of a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 3, coupled with the administration’s interference in federal science agencies, may […]

Trump faces surprise call from Republican congressman to pardon Edward Snowden – live | US news

The Biden campaign has released a new Spanish-language ad introducing Joe Biden to voters as a man committed to his family and his faith. The ad, “Hombre de Bien,” which was shared exclusively with the Guardian, will run in Arizona and Florida, two battleground states where Latino voters comprise a significant share of the electorate. […]

Coronavirus US live: Trump pushes conspiracy theory and mask politics as death toll approaches 100,000 | US news

Gavin Newsom, California’s governor, did not hold back when asked at his daily briefing on Tuesday about Donald Trump’s comments on mail-in ballots. The Guardian’s Vivian Ho reports from San Francisco: Earlier this month, California became the first state to authorize sending every registered voter a mail-in ballot in the upcoming elections, a move that […]

Trump charges Obama with ‘biggest political crime in American history’ | Trump-Russia investigation

Donald Trump continued to fume over the Russia investigation on Sunday, more than a year after special counsel Robert Mueller filed his report without recommending charges against the president but only three days after the justice department said it would drop its case against Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser. “The biggest political crime […]

Coronavirus live news: three White House Covid-19 taskforce members go into self-quarantine | World news

Unlike many European countries, Sweden has kept its primary schools open as well as bars and restaurants, while urging people to respect social distancing and hygiene recommendations. Sweden kept its primary schools, bars and restaurants open – unlike many of its European neighbours – but it did ban visits to care homes on March 31. […]

Democratic debate: candidates face off in Los Angeles | US news

11.44pm GMT23:44 Those tuning in to watch tonight’s Democratic debate might have a question when the participants take the stage: where did all the candidates of color go? Since the last debate in Atlanta, Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the race, and three other candidates of color – Senator Cory Booker, congresswoman Tulsi […]

Ilhan Omar’s Republican opponent in Twitter ban over ‘hanging’ posts | US news

A campaign account for Danielle Stella, a pro-Trump Republican candidate for Congress, was banned from Twitter after it published a violent comment about the Democrat she hopes to unseat next year, Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar. Stella’s campaign Twitter account, @2020MNCongress, featured at least two posts involving the idea of Omar being hanged, according to the […]

Impeachment inquiry: Trump claims he wants aides to testify – live news | US news

4.35pm GMT16:35 Pompeo offers vague answer on testifying in impeachment inquiry Asked by a reporter whether he would consider testifying in the impeachment inquiry, secretary of state Mike Pompeo offered the vaguest possible answer. “When the time is right, all good things happen,” Pompeo said during his press briefing at the state department. The comment […]

Trump impeachment: Schiff calls on Bolton to testify and slams Republicans | US news

House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff blasted former national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday, for failing to appear for testimony in the impeachment inquiry while teasing a forthcoming memoir. Bolton “wanted to wait for a book instead of telling the American people what he knew”, Schiff told CNN’s State of the Union, drawing a […]