Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicUS Presidents

Topic: US Presidents

Joe Biden’s first year as US president has been disappointing

Biden was elected because he promised to move on from Trump’s poisonous politics. No task is more important. And this means resisting the call of the hard left.

Who is Amanda Gorman, 22-year-old poet at Biden’s inauguration everyone is talking about

Gorman, who followed in the footsteps of poets Maya Angelou and Robert Frost, has a speech impediment and presidential dreams, just like US President Joe Biden.

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US President to lead nation wracked by Covid, unemployment

Kamala Harris also took oath as the US Vice President, becoming the first woman, the first Black person, and the first Indian-American to serve in the role.

Trump isn’t the first. America has a petty history of presidential transitions

The presidents who behave badly during transitions are viewed as the worst presidents overall, which suggests that their behaviour may have been symptomatic of deeper deficiencies.

What it’s like to lose a presidential election — from Nixon, Carter and Hillary Clinton

In early 2020, when the Democratic primaries were still going on, Donald Trump expressed his unwillingness to vacate the White House.

All about tax returns by US presidents, and how Trump broke a 47-year-old custom

An NYT report Sunday revealed that US President Donald Trump paid only $750 as income tax in 2016 and 2017, and nothing in 10 out of the last 15 years.

Kanye West says he’s running for US President, gets Elon Musk’s support

West’s Saturday night Twitter post, saying he's running for president, instantly went viral, with more than 100,000 retweets within the first hour.

Not just 2020, why the US has never had a woman president

It is not the lack of qualified women. Record numbers of women currently serve in the House and Senate.

Joe Biden wins seven early states in Super Tuesday comeback

The decisive results of Super Tuesday primaries are a remarkable turnabout for former vice president Biden whose candidacy was on the ropes.

Overlook his unpredictability, Trump’s visit signals continuity in new phase of India-US ties

India will have invested in someone, who with all his policy-by-tweets, will be around in decision-making authority, with global impact.

On Camera

YourTurn

An electric vehicle is parked in a bay at a charging station in New Delhi | Representational image| Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

EV makers are losing their sheen. Turns out, making future-forward cars is kind of hard

Blame Covid or supply chains or geopolitics — the reality is, there aren’t many EVs on roads in 2022. Investors need to pressure manufacturers to produce — at scale, and soon.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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