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Biden declines to tell Chicago teachers refusing to teach in-person to go back to work

President Biden declined to tell Chicago teachers on Monday to return to school following a union vote over the weekend to defy a district order for educators to return to campuses in order to prepare...

McConnell renews call for filibuster to remain after 2 Democrats back it

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reiterated his commitment to keeping the Senate filibuster Monday and pushed for a power-sharing agreement after two Democratic senators voiced support for the ...

A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania was instrumental in Trump’s plan to shake up the Justice Department and overturn the election

Republican Rep. Scott Perry helped former President Donald Trump plot to oust acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen so he could place a loyalist who would help him overturn the election, The New York ...

Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report

Former President Trump sought to oust his acting attorney general in a bid to overturn the presidential election results in Georgia, according to a new bombshell report in The New York Times.

Chuck Schumer’s 99 problems

Chuck Schumer has finally realized his dream of becoming majority leader. And given the circumstances, it’s a bit of a nightmare.

Fauci talks ‘liberating feeling’ serving under Biden versus Trump

When Dr. Anthony Fauci returned to the White House briefing room on Thursday, he did so without the sour reality of a hostile president watching him from feet away in the Oval Office.

Trump won’t hand Biden the nuclear football. Here’s how the handoff will happen.

When he is sworn in Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden will get the nuclear "football" — an oddly shaped 45-pound briefcase that is always at the president's side to command and control the country'...

Trump pardons Steve Bannon as one of his final acts in office

(CNN)President Donald Trump pardoned his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, in a last-minute decision made only hours before he is scheduled to depart the White House for a final time.

Melania Trump asks Americans to ‘choose love’ in farewell message

First lady Melania Trump released a farewell message Monday, reflecting on her four "unforgettable" years in the White House.

Trump lifted coronavirus travel restrictions from Europe and Brazil; Biden team says it won’t last.

President Trump on Monday ordered an end to the ban on travelers from Europe and Brazil that had been aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus to the United States, a move that was quickly reje...

The Trump Impeachment Is Deeply Flawed, but He Deserves Conviction

Congressional Democrats politicized the legitimate case for removing the president. Censure is now the best option.

Police and National Guard scramble to secure D.C. and state capitols

WASHINGTON — As troops with long guns patrolled a newly erected security fence surrounding much of Capitol Hill on Saturday, some neighbors were pleased by the tougher security presence while others ...

Up to 8,000 US-bound migrants enter Guatemala from Honduras

(CNN)An estimated 7,000 to 8,000 US-bound migrants have entered Guatemala from Honduras since Friday, a spokesman for Guatemala's official immigration agency, Alejandra Mena, told CNN on Saturday.

Capitol Police report warned that Congress could be targeted three days before riot

The Capitol Police sent an internal intelligence report three days before the deadly Capitol riot that warned of potential for violence, The Washington Post reports.

The world will take away a tragic truth from Biden’s inauguration

(CNN)There'll be no arguments about crowd size at Joe Biden's inauguration — because there won't be a crowd.

Prospect for Trump acquittal unclear as most GOP senators undecided or won’t say how they will vote

President Trump's chances for an acquittal in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial are unclear, as most Republicans either refuse comment on how they will vote or say they are undecided.

Trump’s wall of GOP support breaks during impeachment vote

The unbreakable wall of Republican support that encouraged and enabled Donald Trump's norm-shattering presidency cracked on Wednesday.

Trump denounces insurrection, after getting impeached over it

President Donald Trump issued a last-ditch appeal to nonviolence in a video statement on Wednesday, just after the House voted to make him the first twice-impeached American president on a charge of i...

Nancy Pelosi offers Republicans an impeachment gift, again: Will they take it this time?

As the horrors of last Wednesday and the GOP’s complicity in them have become more evident, an unlikely savior has emerged to save the Republican Party from years of electoral exile.

Impeachment: Republicans begin to turn on Trump

A race by Democrats to remove President Donald Trump from office is gathering momentum as some of his fellow Republicans begin to break ranks.

President Trump admits to House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy that he’s partly to blame for violence at U.S. Capitol

President Trump admitted Monday that he is at least partially to blame for what transpired at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.

Facebook to remove all ‘stop the steal’ content ahead of Biden inauguration

Facebook, as part of its preparations ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration, is removing all content containing the phrase “stop the steal,” and is treating the two weeks leading up to the...

“People are angry!”: Trump turns on McConnell for congratulating Biden

President Trump on Wednesday appeared to express indignation at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), one of his closest political allies, after the Kentucky senator finally congratulated Pr...

Pence to publicly receive Covid vaccine on Friday, Biden as soon as next week

Vice President Mike Pence will publicly receive a Covid-19 vaccine on Friday while President-elect Joe Biden is expected to get a shot as soon as next week.

Franklin Graham: ‘I Am Grateful to God’ for ‘the Last Four Years’

Evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham said Monday that he is grateful for the last four years, and all that President Donald Trump has done for Americans who stand for life and freedom.

Mo Brooks: ‘Trump Won the Electoral College’ — I Can Be a Part of the ‘Surrender Caucus’ or I Can Fight for Our Country

Monday during an appearance on FBN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) vowed not to go down without a fight despite states having certified Electoral College results earlier in the day, which...

Trump Allies Eye Long-Shot Election Overturn in Congress, Testing Pence

Some House Republicans plan to try to use Congress’s tallying of electoral results on Jan. 6 to tip the election to President Trump. The attempt will put Republicans in a pinch.

Fake states ‘New Nevada’ and ‘New California’ in spotlight

The Supreme Court of the United States rejected a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas in an effort to overturn the presidential election, but two other 'states' listed in joining the legal fight 'New ...

GOP Group Issues New ‘Consumer Protection Alert’ Ad Over Trump Election Fund

The group Republicans for the Rule of Law have released a new ad set to air on the conservative networks Fox News and Newsmax warning voters not to donate to President Donald Trump's "Official Electio...

6 States Want To Join Texas, Trump Attempt To Overturn Election In Supreme Court

Republican attorneys general in six states are now trying to intervene in Texas’ long-shot lawsuit attempting to overturn the presidential election results in the U.S. Supreme Court, as the lawsuit ha...

106 House Republicans back Texas challenge of election results at Supreme Court

A Republican congressional ally of President Trump solicited more than 100 of his fellow GOP lawmakers to sign on to a brief with the Supreme Court in support of a long-shot lawsuit filed by Texas see...

17 states tell Supreme Court they support Texas bid to reverse Biden win

Seventeen states whose elections were won by President Donald Trump told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that they support Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's bid to file a lawsuit that could effective...

Investigation into Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs” began in 2018

Federal prosecutors are investigating Hunter Biden's "tax affairs," according to a statement released by the president-elect's son through the Biden-Harris transition team. Mr. Biden's son said he lea...

Facebook hit with antitrust lawsuit from FTC and 48 state attorneys general

A coalition of 48 state attorneys general, led by New York's Letitia James, announced a new lawsuit against Facebook Wednesday, alleging the company stifles competition to protect its "monopoly power....

Texas sues over election results in battleground states Biden won

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a last-ditch lawsuit in the Supreme Court against four key states won by President-elect Joe Biden, alleging they unlawfully enacted changes to their voting...

Two Senate Democrats signal opposition to waiver for Biden’s Pentagon pick

Two Senate Democrats are signaling that they will oppose giving retired Gen. Lloyd Austin a waiver to serve as President-elect Joe Biden's Pentagon chief.

Trump holds self-congratulatory vaccine event, dismisses concerns over virus spread

President Donald Trump on Tuesday held a self-congratulatory event to tout U.S. progress on vaccine production, at which he implicitly criticized his incoming successor, Joe Biden, and dismissed conce...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Republican challenge to Biden’s Pennsylvania win

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a defeat to Republicans seeking to throw out up to 2.5 million mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania as they try to undo President Donald Trump’s election loss, with...

Biden defends Cabinet choices after criticism: ‘Most diverse Cabinet’ in history

President-elect Joe Biden in an interview on Thursday defended his Cabinet picks as he faces pressure from critics who say his nominees are not diverse enough.

Republicans fear Trump’s false claims could hurt party in Georgia runoff

Donald Trump is set to host a Saturday rally in Georgia amid concerns he is discouraging Republicans there from turning out to vote in a critical runoff contest by attacking top GOP officials and fals...

Trump administration sues Facebook, alleges company discriminated against U.S. workers

The Trump administration is suing Facebook over allegations that the tech giant discriminated against U.S. workers by creating recruitment processes that favored temporary visa holders, according to a...

White House comms director Alyssa Farah resigns weeks before end of Trump administration

White House communications director Alyssa Farah quit her position Thursday, ending the tenure of a longtime staffer in President Donald Trump's administration.

Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days

US President-elect Joe Biden has said he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office to curtail the spread of coronavirus.

Barr had ‘intense’ meeting with Trump after AG undercut voter fraud claims: Sources

While at the White House for meetings Tuesday, Attorney General Bill Barr had a meeting with President Donald Trump following an interview with the Associated Press in which Barr disclosed that the De...

Trump, in Video From White House, Delivers a 46-Minute Diatribe on the ‘Rigged’ Election

President Donald Trump on Wednesday released a 46-minute videotaped speech that denounced a “rigged” election and was filled with lies the day after his own attorney general joined election officials ...

Ivanka Trump deposed in ongoing lawsuit alleging misused inaugural funds

Ivanka Trump was deposed on Tuesday as a part of an ongoing lawsuit from the Washington D.C. attorney general, which alleges the misuse of funds from President Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017, new...

Whistleblowers allege ballots illegally crossed state lines, ballot backdating, digital manipulation

Testimony provides "powerful eyewitness accounts of potential ballot fraud on a massive scale," said Amistad Project Director Phill Kline.

Barr says Justice Department found no evidence of fraud that would change election outcome

Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

Biden readies major stimulus push and flurry of executive actions in first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team are preparing for an early, all-out push to pass an ambitious new stimulus bill, while also drawing up plans for a flurry of executive actions aimed a...

Black Lives Matter and other activists protest possible Biden appointment for Garcetti

Banging drums and chanting “Block Garcetti,” activists with Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles and other groups rallied outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home to protest the mayor’s possible appointment to Pr...

Trump Claims World Leaders Have Backed Up His Voter Fraud Claims—Most Have Congratulated Biden

In his first television interview since Election Day, a rambling and defiant President Trump spoke uninterrupted about his false allegations that the election was stolen from him by voter fraud and cl...

Biden’s Economic Picks Suggest Focus on Workers and Income Equality

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden formally announced his top economic advisers Monday, choosing a team that is stocked with champions of organized labor and marginalized workers, signaling an ear...

Trump Closes a Dark Chapter for Flynn

President Donald Trump’s pardon of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn closes a dark chapter that few could have expected to see unfold here in the world’s oldest and greatest democracy.

Rand Paul is Listening to the Base…He Just Got On Twitter and Very Boldly Called Out “Fraud” in this Powerful Tweet

Rand Paul wants an explanation on why Trump's "defeat" happened in 4 data dumps between 1:34 am and 6:31 am

Trump rages against ’60 Minutes’ for interview with Krebs

President Trump ripped CBS News's "60 Minutes" on Sunday after an interview with his former cybersecurity chief was broadcast on the program.

Obama didn’t deliver for Africa. Can Biden show black lives matter everywhere?

How different is the Biden-Harris administration’s Africa policy going to be from Donald Trump’s, or even Barack Obama’s? Many African people, as well as the continent’s strongman leaders, are now gin...

Liz Peek: Obama’s warning about Biden – this is why so many Americans are worried about the president-elect

Half the country eagerly awaits the Biden-Harris administration, hopeful that President-elect Joe Biden will “Build Back Better.” The rest of us ponder Barack Obama’s reported warning: “Don’t underest...

Biden’s lead in Dane County, Wisconsin, narrows by just 45 votes after recount

President-elect Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in Wisconsin was reaffirmed on Sunday after a recount was completed in one of the state's largest counties.

Joe Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what’s expected to be a...

Alan Dershowitz: Trump ‘Absolutely Right’ to Pardon Michael Flynn

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz praised President Donald Trump’s decision to grant a full pardon to his former National Security Advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret).

Cyber Security Chief Trump Fired Rejects Election Meddling Claims: ‘The Proof Is in the Ballots’

Atop cyber security official, who was fired by President Donald Trump after saying the 2020 U.S. election was the most secure in history, has branded as "farcical" claims made that the vote was marred...

Trump spent $3 million for a vote recount in Wisconsin’s largest county to support his baseless claim of ballot fraud but lost by even more than initially thought

President-elect Joe Biden gained votes in Wisconsin's largest county on Friday after Trump's election campaign demanded a recount earlier this month.

Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election ‘farcical’

Christopher Krebs, the top federal cybersecurity official who was fired by President Trump last week due to his efforts to dispel concerns on 2020 election safety, said claims of foreign meddling this...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says SCOTUS ruling on coronavirus restrictions is essentially a statement that “it’s a different court.”

(CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling siding with religious organizations in a dispute over Covid-19 restrictions he put in place was in essence the court "making a...

BREAKING: Sidney Powell Releases the ‘Kraken’ in Georgia with Explosive New Lawsuit

Attorney Sidney Powell along with Lin Wood and others have filed a lawsuit in Georgia demanding that illegal votes be set aside and they declare President Trump the winner in Georgia.

Gettysburg Voter Fraud Hearing Ignored By the ‘Ruling Class’, While ‘Peasant Class’ Victorious in Lawsuits

On Wednesday the legal team of President Donald J. Trump who represents at least 73 Million voters and the interest of the United States of America, held a hearing with concerned Pennsylvania Senate m...

Trump Brought Back Michael Flynn for the Finale, Fallon Says

“Seriously, there’s a name from the past,” Jimmy Fallon said of Flynn on Wednesday. “Even Michael Flynn was like, ‘Damn, I totally forgot about Michael Flynn.’”

Biden expected to deliver Thanksgiving address ahead of holiday

Washington (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Americans to recommit to fighting the deadly coronavirus pandemic in a Thanksgiving address ahead of the holiday.

Congress Pays $850,000 to Muslim Aides Targeted in Inquiry Stoked by Trump

The House of Representatives quietly paid $850,000 this year to settle wrongful termination claims by five Pakistani American technology specialists, after a set of routine workplace allegations again...

Trump team says it’s won hearings in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania legislatures on voting concerns

President Trump's campaign legal team announced Tuesday that the legislatures in Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania will soon hold election-related hearings.

Huge court win lets Trump present ballot evidence, could overturn Nevada result

In its first court victory, a Nevada judge has agreed to let the Trump campaign present its evidence that fraud and illegalities plagued the state’s election, enough to reverse Joe Biden's win and set...

‘Experts’ Listed 27 House Races As Toss-Ups. Republicans Won All 27

On Monday, Burgess Owens, a former NFL player and vocal critic of Colin Kaepernick, was declared the winner of Utah’s 4th Congressional District.

Poll: 79% of Trump Voters Believe ‘Election Was Stolen Through Illegal Voting and Fraud’

Politico conducted its 2020 Voter Priorities Survey and results show that a vast majority of Trump voters believe the election results are not valid and that illegal voting and fraud took place during...

Election Data: President Trump’s Anti-Globalism, Pro-Police Message Wins Over Hispanics

President Trump’s message on the 2020 presidential campaign trail — focused on the defense of law enforcement and the working class, and against globalization — resonated massively with the nation’s g...

What Trump faces on Jan. 20, 2021

As soon as he becomes a private citizen, Trump will be stripped of the legal armor that has protected him from pending cases both civil and criminal.

With nearly all votes counted, the 2020 presidential election wasn’t that close

WASHINGTON — What’s gotten lost in all of the focus on President Trump’s lawsuits, his baseless accusations of voter fraud and his administration’s unwillingness so far to begin the transition is a si...

Trump legal team disavows association with lawyer Sidney Powell

The Trump campaign is disavowing its association with attorney Sidney Powell after the far-fetched Trump campaign Thursday press conference when she claimed without evidence that the deceased Hugo Chá...

Biden expected to announce Tony Blinken as secretary of state

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce Tony Blinken, a longtime diplomat and a member of Mr. Biden's inner circle, as his secretary of state, multiple people familiar with the decision conf...

Biden Reportedly To Choose Antony Blinken For Secretary Of State

President-elect Joe Biden will reportedly nominate Antony Blinken for the coveted secretary of state post.

Biden won, but the election is still not over. Here are the key dates to watch

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's struggle to deny the results of the election is now up against an existential threat: a rapid succession of states due to certify their election results before...

Goldman Sachs Expects A $700 Billion Stimulus Package Because Of Delays In Congress

With Congress out of session for the Thanksgiving holiday, new analysis from Goldman Sachs suggests that while it’s still likely that lawmakers will pass another coronavirus relief bill, its size and ...

AOC Calls Out Mitch McConnell For Senate’s Thanksgiving Break Without Stimulus Deal

https://www.newsweek.com/aoc-calls-out-mitch-mcconnell-senates-thanksgiving-break-without-stimulus-deal-1549179

FDA authorises emergency use of experimental Covid drug given to Donald Trump

The US Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued emergency use authorisation for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's Covid-19 antibody therapy, an experimental treatment given to President Donald Tr...

Biden, Schumer and Pelosi Agree on Need for Coronavirus Aid

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed in a meeting on Friday that Congress should pass a package of corona...

Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not s...

Trump campaign requests Georgia recount that’s unlikely to change his loss in the state

(CNN)Georgia will conduct another recount of its presidential ballots following a Trump campaign request Saturday, but the recount is extremely unlikely to change his loss in the state.

The 2020 election — especially in my home state of Alaska — is proof that the US needs to have national voting standards

A week after Election Day, nearly half of the mail-in and absentee ballots in my home state of Alaska had yet to be counted.

‘Not How The Constitution Works’: Trump Campaign’s Biggest Election Lawsuit Fails In Court

The Trump campaign’s lawsuit seeking to block Pennsylvania from certifying its election results was officially dismissed in federal court Saturday, effectively ending the Trump campaign’s central atte...

Trump campaign requests Georgia recount that’s unlikely to change his loss in the state

(CNN)Georgia will conduct another recount of its presidential ballots following a Trump campaign request Saturday, but the recount is extremely unlikely to change his loss in the state.

Judge dismisses Trump campaign’s latest attempt to stop certification of Pennsylvania election results

A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit by the Trump campaign that sought to block the certification of Pennsylvania's election results. The Trump campaign said Saturday they p...

Michigan GOP legislators appear at Trump Hotel after White House meeting

Michigan’s top GOP legislators made an appearance at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Friday after attending a meeting at the White House with President Trump that sparked widespread ...

Trump tweets about election results and skips session on pandemic during G20

(CNN)President Donald Trump participated in his final Group of 20 summit on Saturday by tweeting throughout the opening session and skipping a special side-conference focused on the coronavirus pandem...

Scranton, Pennsylvania, honors famous ‘scrappy kid’ turned President-elect

(CNN)As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to move into the White House, his hometown honored him Friday just steps from his childhood home.

Republican Pa. congressman seeks court order throwing out all mail ballots in long-shot suit

In a last-ditch legal effort to halt certification of Pennsylvania’s election results next week, one of President Donald Trump’s biggest boosters in the state filed a long-shot lawsuit Saturday seekin...

Trump tweets undermine Michigan leaders; images show Chatfield drinking at Trump hotel

https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/21/michigan-gop-trump-meeting-shirkey-chatfield/6374174002/

Federal judge emphatically tosses Trump election suit in Pennsylvania after Giuliani’s embarrassing appearance

A federal judge Saturday emphatically tossed out President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the Pennsylvania’s presidential election results — and trashed Rudy Giuliani’s much-mocked performance in...

Omar suggests Biden should ‘reverse’ Trump’s Middle East agreements, says they ‘weren’t peace deals’

The congresswoman said the deals amounted to arms sales to countries that abuse human rights and were meant to increase the chance of war with Iran

Opinion: About that page of pro-Trump letters…

On Nov. 7, I walked through downtown Los Angeles to see and hear the kind of jubilation one would associate with liberation from a foreign occupying force. The trauma inflicted by the Trump administra...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp certifies election results, calls for another hand recount

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp certified the state's presidential election results Friday in favor of President-elect Joe Biden -- but called for another audit of the votes.

Obama Tells Kimmel That Navy SEALs Can Drag Trump Out of White House

After getting some more serious interviews out of the way over the past week, former President Barack Obama took his book tour to late-night TV, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live for the third time in fi...

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