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Monday November 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 379
Trump aims to box in Biden abroad, but it may not work
WASHINGTON (AP) — On its way out the door, the Trump administration is enacting new rules, regulations and orders that it hopes will box in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration on numerous foreign policy matters and cement President Donald Trump’s “America First” legacy in international affairs. Yet, the push may not work, as many of these decisions can be withdrawn or significantly amended by the incoming president when he takes office ...
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Monday November 23, 2020 - Times viewed: 382
Trump GSA Appointee Accused of Sabotaging 'Peaceful Transfer of Power' by Refusing to Sign Off on 'Critical' Transition Document
The head of an obscure government agency that plays a key role in when Joe Biden gets full access to transition resources is refusing to sign a letter allowing the president-elect's team to formally begin work, according to a Sunday report. The head of the General Services Administration, an appointee of President Donald Trump, has—like the president himself—refused to acknowledge Biden's victory two days after it was apparent that the former ...
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Sunday November 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 385
Judge Dismisses Trump Campaign's Bid To Delay Vote Certification In Pennsylvania
A federal judge handed the Trump campaign a definitive loss on Saturday in its final attempt to delay the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, where President-elect Joe Biden leads by more than 81,000 votes. In a blistering decision, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Matthew Brann dismissed the campaign's lawsuit alleging that Republicans were disadvantaged because election officials in Democratic-leaning counties ...
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Sunday November 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 390
Trump Appointee Unconstitutionally Interfered With VOA, Judge Rules
The chief executive over the Voice of America and its sister networks has acted unconstitutionally in investigating what he claimed was a deep-seated bias against President Trump by his own journalists, a federal judge has ruled. Citing the journalists' First Amendment protections, U.S. Judge Beryl Howell on Friday evening ordered U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack to stop interfering in the news service's news coverage and editoria ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 387
Georgia certifies Biden's win
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified election results Friday that formally declared President-elect Joe Biden as the winner in the state. Biden won the state by more than 12,000 votes. President Donald Trump’s campaign is still entitled to request a recount, because of the narrowness of the result. “Working as an engineer throughout my life, I live by the motto that numbers don’t lie,” Raffensperger, a Republican, said in ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 386
After Trump meeting, Michigan GOP leaders say Biden's win still stands
A delegation of Republican state lawmakers from Michigan came to Washington on Friday as part of President Donald Trump’s Hail Mary attempt to usurp the results of the election he lost. But when the day ended, the lawmakers were unequivocal: President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Michigan was still intact. Trump has baselessly cast doubt on the presidential election in Michigan, which he lost Biden by approximately 150,000 votes, and has wa ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 389
Michigan group sues Trump campaign citing disenfranchisement of Black voters
A group of Michigan voters has sued Donald Trump and his reelection campaign, asserting the president's legal challenges to the 2020 election violated the rights of Black voters. In a lawsuit filed in D.C. federal court Friday, the group alleged the Trump campaign is attempting mass voter suppression — particularly among Black voters — by pressuring election officials into not certifying the election results in their state. "Repeating false ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 390
Trump bid to overturn vote crashes into wall of deadlinesPresident Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the election results is about to smash into reality: a gauntlet of battleground state deadlines that are poised to extinguish his increasingly desperate attempts to hold onto the presidency. Michigan is due to certify its state results Monday. Arizona and Pennsylvania counties must also finalize their results the same day. On the heels of Georgia’s certification of Joe Biden’s victory on Friday, the ...

Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 404
Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly frantic steps to subvert the results of the 2020 election, including summoning state legislators to the White House as part of a longshot bid to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. Among other last-ditch tactics: personally calling local election officials who are trying to rescind their certification votes in Michigan, suggesting in a legal challenge that Pennsylvania s ...
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Friday November 20, 2020 - Times viewed: 398
Mitt Romney calls president’s actions ‘undemocratic
The Utah Republican Party issued a statement supporting President Donald Trump as he questions the results of the 2020 presidential election Thursday, while one of Utah’s Republican senators took the opposite view on Twitter calling the president’s actions “undemocratic.” “Earlier today, President Trump’s legal team held a press conference outlining evidence of what appears to be widespread improprieties in the elections practices in states su ...
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Wednesday November 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 403
Georgia Deadline Looms for Hand Count of Presidential ElectionATLANTA - Officials in Georgia are looking at a deadline for Wednesday to complete a hand tally of the presidential race in the state. The hand recount of nearly 5 million votes stems from an audit required by a new state law and wasn’t in response to any suspected problems with the state’s results or an official recount request. The law requires the audit to be done before the counties' certified results can be certified by the state. The ...

Wednesday November 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 403
Trump Fires Election Security Chief, Also Second In Command Quits Over Trump Firing
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the federal agency operating the 2020 election returns. With a simple tweet, Trump fired Christopher Krebs, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was "highly inaccurate." Trump Tweets: "The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud - including dead peop ...
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Monday November 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 404
Trump backers drop court cases challenging voting results in four states, another setback in bid to undo Biden win
Plaintiffs aligned with President Donald Trump in four states on Monday abruptly dropped recently filed lawsuits challenging ballots seen as giving President-elect Joe Biden his margin of victory in those locales. The dismissals of the cases, which all involved plaintiffs represented by lawyer James Bopp and the conservative group True the Vote, occurred in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The cases are among a group filed by ...
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Monday November 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 406
Beyond irresponsible: Republicans must put Americans and reality ahead of fealty to Trump
The election is over. Our nation turned out to vote in record numbers, and the results are clear. This was a free and fair election of which we can be proud. More than 72 million votes were cast for Donald Trump and more than 77 million for Joe Biden. Biden has clearly achieved the 270-vote threshold in the Electoral College, and he is the president-elect. President Trump has refused to publicly accept the election results and has his campaig ...
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Monday November 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 398
What if Trumps Tries to Pardon Himself?
In the aftermath of his electoral defeat, we are confronted with the possibility President Donald Trump might pardon himself. No other president, not even Richard Nixon, has dared to do so. But Trump may want to extricate himself from the web of criminal accusations surrounding him. A self-pardon would be an assault on the rule of law and the principle that no person, including the president, is above the law. The public outcry would be enormous. ...
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Sunday November 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 411
3 scholars say Trump isn’t staging a coup — but he still poses a threat to democracy
It’s been a week since President-elect Joe Biden’s supporters danced in the streets of cities across the US after every major news organization called the race in his favor. But their sense of relief at President Donald Trump’s loss has been replaced with uncertainty as Trump tries to sow public distrust in the result and overturn it, testing the limits of America’s democratic norms and institutions. Trump has refused to concede, falsely claim ...
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Sunday November 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 404
What to do when your president has a temper tantrum
There are several reasons presidents cry. Anyone who has ever had one and been up half the night with it – or all the night with it, night after night – can tell you this. Sometimes presidents cry because they’re tired, sometimes they cry because they need their nappy changed, sometimes they cry because they don’t want you to leave them, sometimes they cry because they have a gnawing pain in their tummy, and sometimes they cry because they’re jus ...
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Sunday November 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 405
A Child Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Trump’s Behavior
Why would any parent bring their kid to a child psychiatrist? Well, I’m a child psychiatrist and the most common reason parents bring their kids to see me in my clinical practice is because they are worried about certain behaviors and want help and advice in evaluating their child. They want professional advice about the severity of problems and necessity for treatment. They want to know what’s normal and what’s off the chart. Problemati ...
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Saturday November 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 408
What Europe fears most about the US election
(CNN) Europe, but particularly France and Germany -- the two motor nations of the continent -- are holding their collective breath for the outcome of Tuesday's American presidential election. They recognize that the future of the trans-Atlantic relationship, the very nature of the Atlantic alliance, which has preserved the peace in Europe for three-quarters of a century, hangs in the balance. However, there is a dawning recognition in both nat ...
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Saturday November 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 409
Giuliani wrecks Trump campaign's well-laid legal plans
President Donald Trump’s senior campaign aides were gathered in their headquarters Saturday morning when word emerged that Rudy Giuliani would be holding a news conference in the parking lot of a Philadelphia landscaping business. They knew that meant trouble. Senior campaign aides scurried to urge organizers to kill the event, infamously staged at the wrong “Four Seasons” — a landscaping business adjacent to an adult bookstore and a cremat ...
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