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White House Still Pushing To Slip Section 230 Repeal Into 'Must Pass' Military Spending Bill (techdirt)

This was rumored a week and a half ago, and at the time I stated that there was no way in hell it was happening, and that it was all just performative nonsense... but yesterday Axios reported that the White House is still pushing Congress to insert a total repeal of Section 230 into the "must pass" National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). At the time, the story was that Trump would make a trade: he wouldn't veto the bill over a provision that removed Confederate army names from US military bas...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, United States, Trump, Mike Masnick, NDAA


Donald Trump suggests 2024 presidential bid: 'I'll see you in four years'

President makes comments to Republicans at a White House reception, where video shows dozens of people crammed together without masksDonald Trump has floated the idea of running for president again in 2024 at a holiday reception at the White House on Tuesday evening.“It’s been an amazing four years,” Trump told the crowd, which included many Republican National Committee members. “We’re trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.” Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, White House, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump


Trump floats potential 2024 presidential run at White House Christmas party

Trump hosts a Make America Great event in Greenville, NC United States on October 15, 2020 Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Donald Trump floated a potential 2024 presidential bid at a holiday party at the White House on Tuesday. "It's been an amazing four years," Trump said at the event. "We're trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I'll see you in four years." Trump's presidential bid could throw a wrench into the plans of other 2024 GOP hopefuls. Business Insider'...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Republican Party, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump, Presidential Campaign, Trump, Electoral College, Tom LoBianco, Adam Payne, Pam Pollard


Trump reportedly discussed possibly pardoning his 3 eldest children, Jared Kushner, and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani with advisors

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images President Donald Trump discussed with advisors preemptive pardons for his three eldest children — Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump — as well as his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, reported Tuesday. No president has tried to grant ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Trends, Ukraine, Fbi, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Biden, Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Trump talks of 'another four years' during Christmas reception

President Donald Trump talked during a Christmas reception at the White House on Tuesday about spending four more years in office -- whether that starts in January 2021 or January 2025, according to a source familiar with his comments.
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Trump talks of 'another four years' during White House Christmas reception

President Donald Trump talked during a Christmas reception at the White House on Tuesday about spending four more years in office -- whether that starts in January 2021 or January 2025, according to a source familiar with his comments.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump


Trump lashes out at GOP Gov. Doug Ducey after certification of Arizona results showing Biden win

During the certification, Ducey's phone buzzed with "Hail to the Chief" - a ringtone he has said he uses for White House calls. He set it aside.         [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: News, White House, Gop, Arizona, Biden, Hail, Trump, Arizona Republic, Ducey, Doug Ducey


The Justice Department is looking into a potential scheme related to funneling money in exchange for a pardon, court documents reveal

The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal court.
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Sean Hannity is already laying the groundwork for a Trump self-pardon

Following Donald Trump's pardon of retired Gen. Michael Flynn last week, the word around the White House was that this was only the beginning of a series of pardons that the President will issue before leaving office in 50 days.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Sean Hannity, Michael Flynn


Analysis: Hannity is already laying the groundwork for a Trump self-pardon

Following Donald Trump's pardon of retired Gen. Michael Flynn last week, the word around the White House was that this was only the beginning of a series of pardons that the President will issue before leaving office in 50 days.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, HANNITY, Michael Flynn


U.S. Justice Department Investigating Trump Administration for Potential Presidential Pardon Bribery Scheme

Cash for presidential pardons, anyone? CNN is reporting that they have obtained unsealed federal court records uncovering an investigation from the United States Justice Department into President Donald Trump’s administration for “a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon.” The court records reportedly include 20 pages of partially redacted documents made public by the D.C. District Court Tuesday afternoon...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, White House, Cnn, United States, Investigations, Jazz, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Bribes, Howell, Beryl Howell, D C District Court, President Donald Trump


Court Order Reveals DOJ Investigation Into Suspected Bribery-For-Pardon Scheme

A redacted court order unsealed Tuesday revealed the existence of an investigation into a “bribery-for-pardon” scheme, in which an unnamed defendant allegedly mounted a White House lobbying effort to receive a pardon in exchange for “a substantial political contribution.” CNN first reported on the highly-redacted court order, issued in late August and made public Tuesday by Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  The identities of the defendant and h...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Doj, U S District Court for the District of Columbia, Beryl Howell, Matt Shuham


Giuliani Raises Risk Of Disclosing Bad Acts With Pardon Discussion

Rudy Giuliani’s reported discussion of a pardon from President Trump could force the White House to reveal some more details about what exactly the President’s lawyer has been up to. The problem is simple: how do you issue a pardon without giving away the act for which you’re providing clemency? Legal experts told TPM that while Trump is safely within his powers to issue pre-emptive pardons, he could face some issues regarding how specific he wants those pardons to be. “The more general it ge...
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Jimmy Carter, Manhattan, Michigan, Vietnam, Giuliani, Pardon, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Michigan State, Sean Hannity, Richard Nixon


Court documents: DOJ reviewing 'secret' pardon for money scheme targeting White House officials

Court documents: DOJ reviewing 'secret' pardon for money scheme targeting WH officials         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Justice Department investigating an alleged 'secret lobbying scheme' to obtain a presidential pardon

an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington in March 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Court documents released Tuesday show the Department of Justice is investigating an alleged plot to bribe President Donald Trump for a presidential pardon. As first reported by CNN, the documents do not state who is alleged to have taken part in any such effort and a "related bribery conspiracy scheme." According to federal investigators, the plot involved an offer of "a substantial polit...
Tags: Politics, Law, Washington, White House, Trends, Cnn, Bribery, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Justice Department, US Department of Justice, Howell, US District Court for the District of Columbia, Breaking, Presidential Pardons


Justice Department investigating potential presidential pardon bribery scheme, court records reveal

The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal court.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Justice Department


READ: Court filing on DOJ pardon investigation

The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal court.
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READ: Court filing on Justice Department pardon investigation

The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal court.
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Stimulus Package Update: Lawmakers Unveil Bipartisan COVID Relief Plan

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Trump's vaccine czar said he has 'no reason to believe' the FDA has altered how it reviews COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of the president's frustration over how long the process takes

Dr Moncef Slaoui speaks at a White House press conference on May 15, 2020, announcing a program to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Operation Warp Speed's Moncef Slaoui said in an interview with the Washington Post that the US Food and Drug Administration should do a "thorough job" reviewing COVID-19 vaccines and that he has "no reason to believe they sped up or slowed down the process." ABC and Axios have reported that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ha...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, Science, News, Abc, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


White House again flouts public health recommendations during holiday party season

The White House kicked off its holiday party season on Monday, marking the start of more than a dozen festive group gatherings, even as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the country.
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Congress has resumed talks about a new COVID-19 deal but here's why $1,200 stimulus checks probably aren't coming anytime soon

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Congress has still not reached a new stimulus deal to aid the millions of Americans financially struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a $908 billion proposal on Tuesday, though it leaves out $1,200 direct payments. Time is running out on Capitol Hill to pass a legislative package as lawmakers face a December 11 deadl...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Time, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Cnn, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell


Top defense official overseeing fight against ISIS has reportedly been pushed out amid Trump's Pentagon purge

A US Marine soldier on a joint security patrol in Syria, August 23, 2020. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Brendan Custer A senior Pentagon official overseeing the fight against ISIS has been forced out, according to multiple reports. Chris Maier, head of the Defeat ISIS Task Force, resigned Monday. The New York Times reports that he was told by a White House appointee that ISIS had been defeated and that his office was being disbanded. Maier's duties are being taken over by offices led by ...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Syria, Cnn, New York Times, Un, Pentagon, Chris Miller


Rudy Giuliani talked to Trump about getting a preemptive pardon before the president leaves office, report says

Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump together in November 2016. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani has talked to President Donald Trump about the possibility of receiving a preemptive pardon before Trump leaves office in January, The New York Times reported. Giuliani, who is Trump's personal defense lawyer, discussed the president the pardon as recently as last week, but it wasn't the first conversation they had about it, per The Times. The former New York mayor is currently the focus of a ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, New York Times, Arizona, Biden, Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Pardon


Meadows to meet with FDA chief

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is scheduled to meet with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn in the West Wing Tuesday, as President Donald Trump has privately demanded to know why the agency hasn't granted emergency use for Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine yet, according to two sources.
Tags: News, White House, Food And Drug Administration, Stories, Fda, Pfizer, Donald Trump, West Wing, Mark Meadows, Stephen Hahn


Melania Trump unveils Christmas decorations for final holiday season in White House

The unveiling comes less than two months after secret recordings from June 2018 were aired by CNN, in which she complained about...
Tags: White House, Cnn, Melania Trump


A North Dakota public-health officer says she's been called 'Nazi' and 'tyrant' for trying to control the state's coronavirus outbreak

Nurse Deb Grabo, wearing an air-purifying respirator hood, prepares to begin her shift at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Bismarck Event Center in North Dakota. Bing Guan/Reuters North Dakota is experiencing a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases: One in 10 residents has gotten sick. Yet public-health officers say they face antagonism from the public and other government leaders when they attempt to promote social distancing and mask wearing. One North Dakota health official said ...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, North Dakota, Anthony Fauci, Midwest, Bismarck North Dakota, Dana, North Dakotans, Bismarck, North Dakota State University, Fargo North Dakota, Burleigh County


The rise and fall of White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who had Trump's ear and fought with experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday, after less than four months on the team.  President Donald Trump brought Atlas onto the task force in August, after he had appeared on Fox News for months, echoing the president's anti-lockdown opinions.  Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, Bill Gates, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Michigan


Meadows to meet with FDA chief as Trump asks about status of vaccine emergency approval

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is scheduled to meet with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn in the West Wing Tuesday, as President Donald Trump has privately demanded to know why the agency hasn't granted emergency use for Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine yet, according to two sources.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Trump, West Wing, Mark Meadows, Stephen Hahn


Justice Dept investigating potentially criminal scheme of bribery for Trump presidential pardon

Breaking news from CNN late on Tuesday: "The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to a court record unsealed on Tuesday by the chief judge of the DC District Court." — Read the rest
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