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Rudy Giuliani said someone should ‘cut the head off’ the Democrats while making a throat-slashing gesture on Fox News

Rudy Giuliani called for someone to "cut the head off" the Democratic Party, while making a throat-slashing gesture, during an interview on Fox News in which he repeated a series of unfounded conspira...

GOP governor, a Trump critic, calls for end to president’s ‘ridiculous challenges’ of Biden win

Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ripped President Donald Trump on Friday over his refusal to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden, calling a delay in the transition “outrageous” and “...

Obama joked that Trump might have to get dragged out of the White House by Navy SEALs if he keeps refusing to concede

Former President Barack Obama joked that President Donald Trump could be removed from the White House by Navy SEALs if he refuses to leave after Inauguration Day.

Top House Democrats Demand Biden Transition Briefing From GSA Chief

Top House Democrats have sent a letter demanding that General Services Administration Chief Emily W. Murphy brief lawmakers on why she has yet to ascertain Joe Biden's election win — a necessary first...

US election results 2020: Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump to win presidency

Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States This election has shown how important independent, fact-based journalism is to a functioning democracy. Help us deliver the high-qual...

In the waning days of Trump’s presidency, White House press pool reports are getting snarkier

The pool reports White House correspondents share can be as mundane as a grocery list and about as informative — the who, what and when of the president’s daily comings and goings, as recounted by a r...

Rudy Giuliani shouts out ‘My Cousin Vinny’ at press conference, film’s director reacts

"My Cousin Vinny" director Jonathan Lynn is reacting after Rudy Giuliani gave a shout-out to the film during a heated press conference on Thursday.

Mitt Romney calls Trump’s attempt to overturn Michigan election ‘undemocratic’

(CNN)Two prominent Republican senators on Thursday ripped President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election in Michigan, with one going so far as to call the Presid...

Michigan deputy fired after sharing racist photo of Kamala Harris watermelon Jack-O’-Lantern

Michigan deputy Sherry Prose insisted she was not racist despite sharing a Kamala Harris watermelon Jack-O’-Lantern

Biden team belittles ‘spectacle’ of sweaty Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani pushing vote fraud conspiracy claims

President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign on Thursday belittled President Donald Trump’s legal team for promoting “thoroughly discredited claims of voter fraud,” allegations that have failed to convince ju...

Biden says Trump ‘will go down in history as being one of the most irresponsible presidents’

(CNN)President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday that President Donald Trump "will go down in history as being one of the most irresponsible presidents," as Trump takes extraordinary action to try to subv...

Georgia hand count of votes affirms Biden’s narrow victory over Trump

Trump picked up a few hundred votes in the recount which leaves Biden with a 12,800-vote margin, Georgia official says.

Sen. Lindsey Graham faces ethics complaint over call to top election official in Georgia about ballots

WASHINGTON – Sen. Lindsey Graham, a staunch ally of the president, is the target of an ethics complaint after his controversial phone call with a key election official in Georgia over how the state co...

Rep. Jody Hice: As more votes are uncovered in Georgia, this race has continued to narrow

As more votes are uncovered in Georgia, this race has continued to narrow. Americans want a fair vote with an honest count — it should not be a difficult ask. Georgia's election officials owe us a leg...

Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue urges Trump to not delay transition to Biden ‘a moment longer’

The CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the powerful business lobbying group that long has backed Republican presidents, says President Donald Trump “should not delay the transition” to President-ele...

Trump targets vote certification in late bid to block Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting nowhere in the courts, President Donald Trump’s scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting toward obscure election boards that certify the...

Andrew Cuomo forgoes planned raise as $63 billion budget deficit looms

New York is facing a $63 billion budget deficit in a couple years and the state had the highest COVID death toll in the nation. And that made Gov. Andrew Cuomo give back a scheduled $25,000 raise that...

All the president’s ‘Guys’

Remember Rob Goldstone? He was the portly British publicist who took selfies wearing wacky hats, and who sent Donald Trump Jr. an email offering documents from the Russians that would “incriminate” Hi...

Georgia elections chief: ‘Emotional abuse’ to mislead voters about fraud

The top election official in Georgia on Wednesday raged at what he described as politicians giving false hope and ginning up anger over unsubstantiated allegations of systemic voter fraud, calling it ...

Senate blocks Trump’s controversial nominee to Federal Reserve board

Washington — The Senate on Tuesday failed to advance the nomination of Judy Shelton, President Trump's controversial choice for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, stalling her nomination to the c...

Stockton mayor who pushed guaranteed income isn’t reelected

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of Stockton, California, has conceded he lost reelection after receiving national attention for starting a universal basic income program.

Democrats nominate Pelosi to keep Speakership

House Democrats on Wednesday nominated Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to remain atop the party for another two years, brushing aside some internal grousing about a disappointing election performance ...

Judge orders Trump administration to stop deporting unaccompanied minors

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop deporting unaccompanied children entering the U.S., a practice that border officials have escalated amid the coronavirus pandemic....

COVID-19 Is Spiking—and Donald Trump Has Pulled a ‘Disappearance Act’

As a deadly new wave of COVID-19 infections surges in 46 states, President Donald Trump hasn’t attended a coronavirus task force meeting in months. The President has been largely silent about the rene...

New York Gov. Cuomo Says Trump Hasn’t Been Any Help on COVID: ‘Let Biden Take the Reins’

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has said that the U.S. has to look to the administration of President-elect Joe Biden for an effective government response to the coronavirus pandemic and for the rollou...

Cuomo blames drug companies, President Trump for speedy COVID-19 vaccines

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday said the speedy process by which coronavirus vaccine trials are being rolled out are being driven both by President Donald Trump’s ego and the profit motivation o...

President Trump stays mostly out of view after election but is working, taking steps to, in part, poke Biden

President Donald Trump has stayed mostly out of public view in the two weeks since his election loss to Democrat Joe Biden. On nine of the 14 days since the Nov. 3 election, his daily schedule has bee...

Donald Trump doesn’t seem to want to do his job anymore

(CNN)President Donald Trump lost the presidential election 10 days ago. Since then, he's done next to nothing -- at least publicly -- to suggest he plans to continue doing the job in any serious manne...

If there’s no new stimulus bill this year, here’s what President Biden will probably do next

President Trump over the weekend tweeted his support for a new stimulus bill, calling on Congress to pass an oxymoronic version of the legislation that lawmakers have been gridlocked over for months n...

Trump national security adviser vows ‘professional transition’ of power

President Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, on Monday said there will be a “professional transition” to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration despite Trump’s refusal to concede...

Why Biden should pardon Trump — and we Democrats should want him to

Sure, the president doesn't deserve it. But it has a lot of upsides for Biden, those who seek his prosecution and for the American people.

Senators clash on the floor over wearing masks: ‘I don’t need your instruction’

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) quarreled on Monday over the necessity of wearing masks while on the Senate floor.

Georgia secretary of state says Graham, other Republicans have pressured him to toss legal ballots

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At least 2 members of Congress announce positive Covid-19 diagnoses Monday

At least two members of the US House of Representatives announced Monday that they tested positive for Covid-19 and another member announced he was isolating after possibly being exposed, a sign of th...

State GOP lawmakers say they’ll seek to impeach Whitmer

Michigan state Rep. Matt Maddock (R) said on Sunday that he and a “growing list of Michigan Legislators” will work to impeach Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani claims presidential election will be ‘overturned’

President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on Sunday insisted that the presidential election would be “overturned,” claiming he had “evidence” that “corrupt machines” had deleted millions of votes for T...

State attorneys general have sued Trump’s administration 138 times — nearly double those of Obama and Bush

During President Donald Trump's four years in office, his administration has sparred in court with state attorneys general over nearly every issue.

Lawsuits that tried to disrupt Biden’s wins in four states are withdrawn

(CNN)Voters in four states who had brought longshot lawsuits to disrupt President-elect Joe Biden's win and went nowhere in court dropped their cases Monday morning.

NEARLY 3,000 ADDITIONAL VOTES DISCOVERED IN HAND RECOUNT IN FLOYD COUNTY

With members of both the local Democratic and Republican parties observing hand counting of presidential votes in Floyd County it appears that close to 3,000 ballots were not counted on election night...

Warner blames Democratic losses on ‘defund the police’

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said progressives' calls to “defund the police” were in part to blame for Democratic losses in the House in a cycle when the party was expected to gain seats.

Federal judge rules acting DHS head Chad Wolf unlawfully appointed, invalidates DACA suspension

A federal judge in New York City on Saturday said Chad Wolf has not been acting lawfully as the chief of Homeland Security and that, as such, his suspension of protections for a class of migrants brou...

Michigan orders restaurants to end indoor dining; high schools and colleges to pause in-person classes

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration on Sunday ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and stopped organized sports in a bid to curb Mich...

Poll workers contract virus, but Election Day link unclear

Despite painstaking efforts to keep election sites safe, some poll workers who came in contact with voters on Election Day have tested positive for the coronavirus, including more than two dozen in Mi...

Trump acknowledges Biden victory before clarifying he’s not conceding

Washington — President Trump appeared to recognize President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential race, but quickly sought to clarify that he still has no intention of conceding the elect...

Moldova’s presidential runoff sees big Russia-West divide

Former prime minister Maia Sandu prepares to cast her vote in the country’s presidential election runoff in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Moldovans returned to the polls Sunday for the sec...

Judge: DHS head didn’t have authority to suspend DACA

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York ruled Saturday that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf assumed his position unlawfully, a determination that invalidated Wolf's susp...

EXPLAINER: Why poll watcher complaints don’t amount to fraud

President Donald Trump’s legal allies have launched a flurry of lawsuits arguing that widespread fraud could have been committed because its poll watchers didn’t get proper access to the voting proces...

Trump strikes out in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania ballot challenges, Biden’s lead more secure

President Donald Trump’s already long-shot efforts to reverse an apparent win for President-elect Joe Biden by challenging votes in courts suffered three big setbacks in Arizona, Michigan and Pennylva...

Obama says Republicans “obviously didn’t think there was any fraud going on” before Trump’s baseless claims

Former President Barack Obama said it was "disappointing" to see Republicans supporting President Trump's baseless claims that the election was rigged.

Trump says COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available by April but not to New York due to Cuomo’s restrictions

President Trump, in his first public remarks since President-elect Joe Biden was projected the winner of the election, said the COVID-19 vaccine could be widely available as soon as April, but not in ...

Judge throws out Trump lawsuit over counting of Michigan ballots

A Michigan judge on Thursday dismissed a challenge from the Trump campaign to ballot counting in Michigan, saying local officials have already finished counting ballots cast in the Nov. 3 election and...

Pelosi: Smaller Majority Won’t Force Me to Compromise More

During a press conference on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that having a smaller majority in the House will not force her to compromise more and “won’t have that much effect at all”...

Trump had a very bad Friday in court with his election cases. They’re headed for more action next week

(CNN)Legal experts have been saying for a week now that President Donald Trump's court cases to throw out ballots and turn around his election loss were bound to fail.

Charles Koch Says His Partisanship Was a Mistake

At 85, the libertarian tycoon who spent decades funding conservative causes says he wants a final act building bridges across political divides

Joe Biden becomes first Democrat in 28 years to win Georgia

(CNN)Joe Biden will win Georgia, CNN projected Friday, striking at the heart of what has been a Republican presidential stronghold for nearly three decades. The former vice president is the first Demo...

DHS boss Chad Wolf defies Trump order to fire cyber chief Chris Krebs

Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf is defying President Trump’s order to terminate election cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs, multiple sources tell The Post.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem won’t comply if Biden pursues national mask mandate

Biden 'doesn't have the authority to institute a mask mandate,' Noem's office said.

Republican Burgess Owens Defeats Democrat Rep. Ben McAdams in Utah

Republican Burgess Owens proved victorious over his challenger, Democrat Rep. Ben McAdams, in Utah’s Fourth Congressional District for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Biden Informed Of Pfizer’s Vaccine News Before Government Health Officials

Former Vice President Joe Biden was informed of Pfizer’s successful coronavirus vaccine news before the nation’s incumbent chief health care administrator, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex ...

The President Tweeted Something Bad Again

President Donald Trump, who lost his reelection bid last week, has spent his time since then firing high-ranking officials, playing golf, and lying about Dominion, a company that provides hardware and...

Pennsylvania Judge Rules in Favor of Trump Campaign

A Pennsylvania judge has ruled in favor of the Trump campaign by concluding segregated ballots should not be counted. Further, the judge found that Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar lacke...

Nevada’s biggest newspaper tells Trump to give up

Nevada’s largest newspaper, owned by Trump megadonor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, told the president Thursday that he lost the election.

Biden carries Arizona, flipping a longtime Republican stronghold

For just the second time in more than seven decades, a Democrat will carry Arizona in a presidential election, a monumental shift for a state that was once a Republican stronghold.

Trump Campaign Lawyer Admits to Judge: Our Search for Evidence of Fraud Produced Obvious Lies and ‘Spam’

A Trump campaign attorney conceded in court on Thursday morning that he tried to enter hundreds of dodgy form-filed affidavits into evidence, even though their own investigation found that a subset of...

Department of Homeland Security calls election “the most secure in American history”

A top committee made up of officials from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its election partners refuted President Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud and irregular...

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