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Tuesday December 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 509
Trump antagonizes Republicans with Georgia fundraising ploy
President Donald Trump couldn’t make it any clearer: He needs his supporters to fork over cash for the all-important Georgia Senate runoff elections. “We MUST defend Georgia from the Dems!” he wrote in one recent text message. “I need YOU to secure a WIN in Georgia,” he said in another. “Help us WIN both Senate races in Georgia & STOP Socialist Dems,” he pleaded a few days later. There’s just one hitch: Trump’s new political machine is pock ...
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Tuesday December 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 485
Electoral College begins voting to make Biden's victory official
WASHINGTON — The Electoral College on Monday began voting to make President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election official! All 538 electors will meet in their respective states to cast their votes for president based on the election results that were recently certified by all 50 states and Washington, D.C. 2020 ELECTION Electoral College begins voting to make Biden's victory official The president-elect is expecte ...
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Monday December 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 479
Meet the Electoral College's Biggest Haters: Some of the Electors Themselves
Few critics of the Electoral College are quite like Polly Baca. Baca believes that the Electoral College, which has chosen U.S. presidents since George Washington, “has absolutely no reason to be.” This year, she brought, and lost, a Supreme Court case challenging her state’s rules over how electors vote. Before electors cast their ballots for president in 2016, she invited several members to her home to plot a way — also unsuccessful — to cir ...
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Monday December 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 483
Trump raises China concerns as reason to veto defense bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a new rationale Sunday for threatening to veto the annual defense policy bill that covers the military's budget for equipment and pay raises for service members: China. He did not outline his concerns. Republican and Democratic lawmakers say the wide-ranging defense policy bill, which the Senate sent to the president on Friday, would be tough on China and must become law as soon as possible. ...
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Monday December 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 477
Bill Cassidy warns GOP 'can't stand if we are divided'
Sen. Bill Cassidy acknowledged on Sunday that Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 presidential election and urged the Republican Party to unify as the Electoral College votes Monday on the election. "As Abraham Lincoln said, a house divided against itself cannot stand," the Louisiana Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Our nation, our conservative movement, our Republican Party can't stand if we are divided against ourselves. So, at some poin ...
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Monday December 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 469
Trump rejects plan for early vaccination at White House
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday night that White House officials will not necessarily be given the first shot at the new Covid-19 vaccine. "People working in the White House should receive the vaccine somewhat later in the program, unless specifically necessary," Trump tweeted. "I have asked that this adjustment be made. I am not scheduled to take the vaccine, but look forward to doing so at the appropriate time. Thank you!" The presi ...
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Saturday December 12, 2020 - Times viewed: 499
Supreme Court rejects Texas-led effort to overturn Biden's victory
The Supreme Court has rejected a longshot bid by Texas and other Republican-led states to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in last month’s election, dashing President Donald Trump’s last-ditch hope that the justices effectively hand him a second term. In a brief order Friday evening, the justices summarily refused the unusual case Texas filed Monday against four swing states whose voters favored Biden. “Texas has not demonstrate ...
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Friday December 11, 2020 - Times viewed: 515
Senator Ron Johnson just can't keep his mouth shut (opinion)
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) should not be arrested for TREASON and probably for a good reason. Mentally impaired morons are exempt. To be honest, I've never known of anyone who was more of a scum bucket other than the man Sen. Ron Johnson probably wishes he could share the men's room with. It would appear o me that Sen. Johnson has that John Wayne complex, loving to suck up to men of power, no matter their intellect. Johnson actually sai ...
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Thursday December 10, 2020 - Times viewed: 494
President Elect Joe Biden Selects Susan Rice for White House domestic  Council
President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Barack Obama’s former national security adviser Susan Rice to run the White House Domestic Policy Council, according to people familiar with the decision. Rice, who also served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was vetted to serve as Biden’s vice president and was a contender to be secretary of State, a position that went to Antony Blinken. The director of the Domestic Policy Council is not a ...
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Wednesday December 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 496
Republicans plot their first and last Trump rebellion
Sen. Jim Inhofe is among Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters. But with Inhofe and legions of other Republicans preparing to defy the president on a major defense bill, Trump decided to make one last push. In a 30-minute phone call Monday night, Trump told Inhofe (R-Okla.) that he still planned to veto the National Defense Authorization Act because it doesn’t bend to his whims — targeting social media companies and maintaining bases named for ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 502
Safe harbor law locks Congress into accepting Biden's win
WASHINGTON (AP) — Happy Safe Harbor Day, America. Other than Wisconsin, every state appears to have met a deadline in federal law that essentially means Congress has to accept the electoral votes that will be cast next week and sent to the Capitol for counting on Jan. 6. Those votes will elect Joe Biden as the country’s next president. It’s called a safe harbor provision because it’s a kind of insurance policy by which a state can lock in i ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 498
Kerry's climate job scrambles Biden's org chart
He’s been a national figure since his days as a Vietnam vet protesting the war. He carried his party’s banner in 2004. And as secretary of State, he negotiated a major nuclear deal involving the world’s most powerful countries. Now John Kerry is reporting for duty as Joe Biden’s climate envoy, and the exact parameters of his new role remain undefined, raising concerns that he might create confusion and complicate the Biden administration’s dip ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 495
Lawmakers vow to override Trump veto of defense bill
President Donald Trump is on a collision course with congressional Republicans and Democrats over the annual defense policy bill, setting up what will likely be the first and only veto override of Trump’s presidency. Trump, who has said he will veto the defense bill because it does not contain a repeal of legal protections for social media companies, has stood his ground against a House and Senate that have all but blown off an eleventh-hour d ...
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Tuesday December 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 497
Biden picks retired general Lloyd Austin to run Pentagon
"General Austin is a southerner, has impeccable credentials given his military career and would be an outstanding secretary for the department,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), a CBC member who is close to Biden, told POLITICO earlier Monday. A person familiar with Biden’s decision said the president-elect chose Austin because he is crisis-tested and respected across the military. Biden also trusts Austin, as they worked together when Biden se ...
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Saturday December 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 523
Pelosi eyes combining Covid aid with mammoth spending deal
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she wants to attach a coronavirus relief bill to a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending package that would avert a government shutdown later this month, raising the prospects of long-stalled stimulus relief finally being signed into law. The California Democrat said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed with her about combining the annual spending measures with coronavirus relief during their conversati ...
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Friday December 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 512
Dangerously viral: How Trump, supporters spread false claims
The cellphone video shot in the dark by a woman in a parked car appeared to show something ominous: a man closing the doors of a white van and then rolling a wagon with a large box into a Detroit election center. Within hours, the 90-second clip was being shared on news sites and conservative YouTube accounts, offered as apparent proof that illegal votes were being smuggled in after polls closed. Prominent Republicans, including Eric Trump, on ...
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Friday December 4, 2020 - Times viewed: 510
Trump's looming 2024 bid leaves Republicans in a bind
President Donald Trump’s mounting spitefulness toward allies within his own party has unnerved Republicans fretting about the prospect of a Trump 2024 bid. In recent weeks, Trump has started attacking any Republican who has not fully embraced the false narrative that he won the 2020 election, leaving party officials, lawmakers and donors wondering about the repercussions they might face for not immediately endorsing a Trump 2024 White House ru ...
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Thursday December 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 506
'One of the nuttier things I've seen' - MAGA civil war erupts in Georgia
Georgia’s Republican civil war just got a lot messier. A new schism — this one between MAGA forces — is taking shape, further threatening GOP unity in advance of the Jan. 5 runoffs for the state’s two Senate seats. At the center of the conflict is pro-Trump trial lawyer Lin Wood. His advocacy for President Donald Trump — and his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud — have been so extreme that he’s now taken to publicly discouraging peop ...
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Wednesday December 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 523
GOP objects to Biden nominees, a sign of what's to come
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks are quickly running into the political reality of a narrowly controlled Senate that will leave the new Democratic administration dependent on rival Republicans to get anything done. Under leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican senators will hold great sway in confirming Biden’s nominees regardless of which party holds the majority after runoff elections in January. Biden will have lit ...
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Tuesday December 1, 2020 - Times viewed: 512
Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud
WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election. Barr’s comments, in an interview Tuesday with the The Associated Press, contradict the concerted effort by Trump, his boss, to subvert the results of last month’s voting and block President-elec ...
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