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  • The Canadian Press

    Trudeau dodges questions on Trump, breaks down COVID Alert app on '22 Minutes'

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t take the bait when asked to weigh in on the coming U.S. presidential election during a recent appearance on a prominent Canadian comedy television show. Trudeau took questions from “This Hour has 22 Minutes” anchor Mark Critch this week during a remote appearance on the Halifax-based program.  The satirical news host asked if Trudeau’s renewal of the U.S.-Canada border closure was a response to President Donald Trump’s comment that he might leave the country if he loses to Democrat Joe Biden on Nov. 3. Trudeau said he’d continue working with whoever wins the election and said his government will put the safety of Canadians first when it comes to the southern border. He also spoke about working with other parties in a minority government and broke down the COVID Alert smartphone app’s Bluetooth function. Trudeau fielded privacy questions about the app, answering “none of the above” when Critch asked if the Canadian, Russian or Chinese government got more user information from it.  Critch also referenced a quote from Trudeau’s father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, who famously described living next to the U.S. as "sleeping with an elephant" that affects its neighbour with “every twitch and grunt.” Critch asked Trudeau how the quote’s meaning has changed during Trump’s presidency, referencing a range of issues including the president’s tweets, his recent COVID-19 diagnosis, and his past comments towards. women. “Is it still an elephant or is it a tyrannosaurus rex with a handgun,” Critch asked. Trudeau didn't bite, responding that his government is working productively with the U.S. He said there are challenges but "there are always challenges with any U.S. president.' “It’s what we’re doing,” Trudeau said.  "We’ve had four years of this administration and we’re ready for whatever happens in November because Canadians expect us to be ready to continue working with our closest neighbour and most important trading partner.” Critch closed the segment by thanking Trudeau for wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic because doing so ca both curb the spread of the disease, cover his “ridiculous beard.” This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 25, 2020. The Canadian Press

  • Reuters

    Pelosi to seek top U.S. House job again if Democrats keep majority

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will seek to continue to keep her position as the head of the U.S. House of Representatives if Democrats keep control of the chamber in the Nov. 3 general election, she said on Sunday. Asked if she planned to run for another term as U.S. House speaker if her political party keeps its majority, she told CNN in an interview: "Yes, I am." Pelosi, 80, again took the mantle of House speaker after her fellow Democrats won control of the lower chamber of Congress in 2018, two years into Republican President Donald Trump's term.

  • Reuters

    U.S. COVID-19 aid bill talks continue, Pelosi says

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said the Trump administration was reviewing the latest plan for more COVID-19 relief over the weekend and that she expected a response on Monday, adding that she was still optimistic a deal could be reached. Pelosi said she would still pursue an agreement after the Nov. 3 election regardless of its outcome, but that she wanted to see a deal for another round of federal financial aid amid the novel coronavirus pandemic as soon as possible. Pelosi and President Donald Trump have been trading accusations for days about who needed to act in order to cement another round of COVID-19 aid before Election Day, with Trump's fellow Senate Republicans off to the sidelines.

  • Reuters

    U.S. sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in past two days

    The United States reported 79,852 new infections on Saturday, close to the previous day's record of 84,244 new cases. Hospitals are strained in several states including North Dakota, which is the hardest hit based on recent new cases per capita, according to a Reuters analysis.

  • Reuters

    Ten moments that defined the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign

    Trump's Senate impeachment trial ended with him cleared on two charges brought by Democrats. After disappointing finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, Joe Biden’s presidential bid looked cooked. Biden blew the field away in South Carolina, causing several rivals to immediately drop out and setting the stage for a stunning run that sewed up the Democratic nomination in a matter of weeks.

  • Reuters

    Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett often rules for police in excessive force cases

    Barrett, Republican President Donald Trump's third nominee to the high court, has written opinions or been a part of three-judge panels that have ruled in favor of defendants in 11 of 12 cases in which law enforcement was accused of using excessive force in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to vote to confirm Barrett, a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, to the lifetime position on Monday, cementing a 6-3 conservative majority.

  • Reuters

    Majority will accept result of U.S. election, even if they dislike the winner: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    Its latest survey, conducted from Oct. 13-20, shows that 79% of all Americans, including 59% of those who want to re-elect President Donald Trump, will accept a win by Democratic challenger Joe Biden even if they may not support a Biden presidency. Among those Trump supporters who said they would not accept a Biden victory, 16% said they would do something to challenge a Democratic win such as protesting in public or resorting to violence. Trump also has repeatedly questioned the integrity of U.S. elections, arguing that the process is "rigged" against him and repeatedly asserting without evidence that the surge in mail-in voting this year will increase the likelihood of voter fraud.

  • Reuters

    USA 2020: des collaborateurs de Pence positifs au coronavirus

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Le vice-président américain Mike Pence a maintenu ses déplacements de campagne malgré des tests positifs au coronavirus de son chef de cabinet, Marc Short, et de plusiurq autres membres de son équipe rapprochée, a fait savoir dimanche la Maison blanche.Les médecins ont autorisé Mike Pence à poursuivre ses déplacements dans le cadre de la campagne pour l'élection présidentielle du 3 novembre, a déclaré à la presse le secrétaire général de la Maison blanche, Mark Meadows.

  • Reuters

    USA 2020: Ouverture du vote anticipé à New York, une première

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Les électeurs de l'Etat de New York se sont rués samedi vers les bureaux de vote et ont patienté pendant des heures pour déposer leur bulletin pour l'élection présidentielle américaine du 3 novembre, au premier jour du vote par anticipation.C'est la première fois que cet Etat, traditionnellement un bastion démocrate où Joe Biden dispose d'une nette avance sur le président républicain Donald Trump dans les intentions de vote, autorise un vote anticipé pour une élection présidentielle.

  • Reuters

    Etats-Unis: Discours contrastés de Trump et Biden sur le COVID-19

    LUMBERTON/BRISTOL, Etats-Unis (Reuters) - Le président américain Donald Trump et son rival démocrate Joe Biden ont tenu samedi lors de meetings de campagne pour l'élection présidentielle du 3 novembre des discours très contrastés sur la pandémie du nouveau coronavirus alors que les Etats-Unis voient les cas encore augmenter.En meeting de campagne en Caroline du Nord, Donald Trump a estimé que les Etats-Unis connaissaient un tournant dans la lutte contre la propagation de l'épidémie de COVID-19.