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Upset and not accepting of the election results, Trump appears to have forgotten he still has to govern

Getty President Donald Trump appears to be neglecting his duties and has mostly been out of sight for the past week.  Since losing the election, he's refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden and is falsely alleging fraud. Trump has not addressed the growing COVID-19 outbreak and other national concerns.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following the results of the presidential election, President Donald Trump appears to be neglecting his duties to govern. He has...
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs a second stimulus to protect public health

EL PASO, TX - OCTOBER 31: Cars pass through a coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. As El Paso reports record numbers of active coronavirus cases, the Texas Attorney General sues to block local shutdown orders. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the pandemic. At least 26,000 people in...
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs federal funding to protect public health

A coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31 in El Paso, Texas. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 26,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19, with more than 1,000 in the hospital. Margo, a Republican, was an early proponent of wearing masks but has been hesitant...
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Upset and refusing to accept the election results, Trump appears to have forgotten he still has to govern

Getty President Donald Trump has been mostly out of sight for the past week, leaving a leadership void as the US sees a precarious increase in recorded coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Since losing the US election, he's refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden and is falsely alleging fraud. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Following the results of the US election, President Donald Trump appears to be neglecting his duties to govern. He has spent much of th...
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'They think workers are like dogs.' How pork plant execs sacrificed safety for profits.

From City Hall to the White House, our investigation found, officials let Triumph Foods stay open as hundreds of workers got coronavirus. Four died.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Pacific isles, secretive states among last virus-free places

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — From Argentina to Zimbabwe, from the Vatican to the White House, the coronavirus has spread relentlessly....
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It's reportedly a bad idea to even mention the name 'Biden' near certain administration officials

Privately, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien is open about President Trump losing the election and the need to start a transition with President-elect Joe Biden, one official told The Daily Beast, but he won't say anything about the matter to Trump's face.Multiple officials told The Daily Beast that O'Brien has been enabling Trump and his refusal to concede the election. He has urged national security staffers to go along with Trump's false claims about widespread vote...
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Former Trump intelligence official was 'duped' into thanking a war criminal on Veterans Day

Richard Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence. Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images Richard Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence, was "duped" by a political correspondent. Ken Klippenstein, a correspondent for The Nation, asked Grenell for a shout-out for his grandfather on Twitter and misleadingly attached a photo of Bill Calley. Calley is a convicted war criminal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Richard Grenell, t...
Tags: Politics, News, Germany, US, Barack Obama, Trends, War Crimes, Army, Cia, Vietnam War, US Army, George W Bush, Trump, Dni, National Intelligence, Michael Hayden


Former Trump official was 'duped' into thanking a war criminal on Veterans Day

Richard Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence. Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images Richard Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence, was "duped" by a political correspondent. Ken Klippenstein, a correspondent for The Nation, asked Grenell for a shout-out for his grandfather on Twitter and misleadingly attached a photo of Bill Calley. Calley is a convicted war criminal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Richard Grenell, t...
Tags: Politics, News, Germany, US, Barack Obama, Trends, War Crimes, Army, Cia, Vietnam War, US Army, George W Bush, Trump, Dni, National Intelligence, Michael Hayden


Biden projected to win Arizona and its 11 electoral votes

  President-elect Joe Biden has won Arizona, as of 10:29 p.m. ET on Wednesday with more than 99% of the state's votes counted. Arizona is normally a Republican mainstay in presidential elections. The state has voted for a Republican president in every election but one since 1972.  The state's delegation in Congress is split: six Democrats and five Republicans.  Arizona holds 11 electoral votes. See the live coverage and full results from the US presidential election. Visit Business Insider's ho...
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KFILE: Trump officials' history of mocking 'sore losers'

Top Donald Trump campaign and White House officials continue to baselessly assert there was widespread election fraud in the 2020 election and refuse to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but four years ago, those close to Trump mocked Democrats who didn't accept his victory as "sore losers."
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LIVE RESULTS: President-elect Biden wins Arizona, growing his Electoral College victory to 290 votes

  Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential race with a victory in Pennsylvania, Insider and Decision Desk HQ projected on November 6.  Biden needed 270 Electoral College votes necessary to secure the White House. He is now projected to have won 290 electoral votes. Trump was projected winner in North Carolina on November 10 and Alaska on November 11. But their combined 18 electoral votes still leave him far short of Biden's total. Biden restored Democratic dominance to the "blue wall" states of Mich...
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'Trump's not that person': Marine veteran and Gold Star widow says a president should understand what it means to serve and sacrifice

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, also called the "Old Guard," place US flags in front of every grave site in Arlington National Cemetery. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Marine veteran and Gold Star widow Kait Wyatt, whose husband Derek was killed in combat, told Insider Wednesday that it is important that the commander-in-chief of the armed forces understand military service and sacrifice. She said that veterans "put their lives on the line and soak up the negativity that is in our ...
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Wonder if this is a coup? Check the Coup-o-meter

The folks at Dissent & Company created a useful Coup-o-meter to let you know how close we are to a coup. Nov 10: An update to the Coup-o-meter: the meter has not moved toward democracy or toward a coup. There continue to be very troubling developments, but taken as a whole, the danger of a coup has not increased since our last update. — Read the rest
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Joe Biden picks Ron Klain as White House chief of staff

Ron Klain has served as an aide to Joe Biden since the 1980s on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Four years ago they mocked Democrats for not accepting election results. Now they're baselessly trying to discredit the process.

Top Donald Trump campaign and White House officials continue to baselessly assert there was widespread election fraud in the 2020 election and refuse to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but four years ago, those close to Trump mocked Democrats who didn't accept his victory as "sore losers."
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Stories, Trump, Top Donald Trump


Ron Klain named Biden's chief of staff, first White House official picked for administration

The hire marks another step toward his White House transition as Trump contests election results with baseless claims of voter fraud.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Biden, Usa Today, Trump, Ron Klain


'A lot of potential danger': Trump is packing top Pentagon positions with loyalists, and people are worried because they don't know why

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to Air Force personnel during an event September 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. President Trump attended the event to celebrate the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Pentagon saw a string of high-level departures this week after President Trump said he "terminated" the defense secretary, and the administration filled a number of those voids with Trump loyalists. Some in the Department of Defense and Congress expr...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Defense, US, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fox News, Pentagon, Associated Press, National Security Council, Chris Miller, Air Force


Donations up to $8K for Trump 'election defense' fund actually go to Trump + RNC, not legal expenses

Outgoing impeached U.S. President Donald Trump is on a crazy "voter fraud" rampage, and his team is texting and emailing MAGA followers asking for money to ostensibly challenge the election result in court. One such text read, "The Left will try to STEAL this election!" — Read the rest
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Trump officials mocked Democrats in 2016 as 'sore losers' for not accepting election results

Top Donald Trump campaign and White House officials continue to baselessly assert there was widespread election fraud in the 2020 election and refuse to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but four years ago, those close to Trump mocked Democrats who didn't accept his victory as "sore losers."
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Biden reportedly picks Ron Klain as his White House chief of staff

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Ron Klain to be his White House chief of staff, several people with knowledge of the matter told The New York Times. Klain is a lawyer who served as "Ebola czar" during former President Barack Obama's second term, leading efforts to guide the country through an outbreak of the disease. In the late 1980s, after graduating from Harvard Law, Klain went to work for Biden, then a senator representing Delaware, and they have remained close confidants ever sin...
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Trump’s silent public outing belies a White House in tumult

Aides say Trump has been calmer than his tweets suggest, showing greater understanding of his predicament and believing that he needs to...
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Ron Klain named Biden's chief of staff, first White House official named for administration

The hire marks another step toward his White House transition as Trump contests election results with baseless claims of voter fraud.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden names his White House chief of staff

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday tapped Ron Klain to be his incoming chief of staff, elevating his longtime aide to one of the most powerful positions in the White House, officials familiar with the move told CNN.
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President-elect Biden has chosen his longtime aide Ron Klain for one of the most powerful positions in the White House, officials say

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday tapped Ron Klain to be his incoming chief of staff, elevating his longtime aide to one of the most powerful positions in the White House, officials familiar with the move told CNN.
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President-elect Joseph Biden plucks Revolution’s Ron Klain as new chief of staff

President-elect Joseph Biden has plucked Ron Klain, a longtime colleague and the current executive vice president of the venture capital firm Revolution, as his White House chief of staff, reports The New York Times.  Klain was Biden’s chief of staff for two years during the Obama administration and left his post as chief of staff in 2011 to fully join Revolution, the firm founded by former AOL chief executive and founder Steve Case. Case, in a blog post, congratulated Klain for his new appointm...
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President-elect Joseph Biden reportedly plucks Revolution’s Ron Klain as new chief of staff

President-elect Joseph Biden has plucked Ron Klain, a longtime colleague and confidant and the current executive vice president of the venture capital firm Revolution, as his White House chief of staff, reports The New York Times.  Klain was Biden’s chief of staff for two years during the Obama administration and left his post as chief of staff in 2011 to join Revolution, the firm founded by former AOL chief executive and founder Steve Case. Revolution did not immediately respond to a request fo...
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Biden names Ron Klain as his White House chief of staff

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Ron Klain to be his incoming chief of staff, the Biden transition office said in a news release Wednesday, elevating his longtime aide to one of the most powerful positions in the White House.
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Ron Klain, Obama’s Former ‘Ebola Czar,’ Will Be Joe Biden’s White House Chief Of Staff

Klain, a longtime Democratic adviser, is a consensus pick in the party.
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Joe Biden names Ron Klain as White House chief of staff

Joe Biden has chosen veteran Democratic operative Ron Klain as his White House chief of staff. It had been rumoured for months that Mr Klain, a lawyer who also advised Barack Obama, would get the top job. Mr Klain, 59, served as Mr Obama’s “Ebola czar” and has been a fierce critic of Mr Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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