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Prosecutors who AG Bill Barr dispatched to investigate Trump's evidence-free claims of mass election fraud say they found no substantial irregularities

US Attorney General Bill Barr speaks during a press conference in Chicago on September 9, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Prosecutors assigned to investigate baseless allegations of irregularities in vote tallies told Attorney General William Barr that they found no "substantial irregularities," The Washington Post reported.  Barr sent a memo on Monday requesting prosecutors to investigate "substantial claims" of fraud.  Some in the Department of Justice have said the request was bas...
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'All wars must end': Top US military official reportedly acknowledges 'it's time to come home' in memo

Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Reuters Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper was hesitant to withdraw additional US troops from Afghanistan, sending a classified memo about his worries to the White House earlier this month, according to The Washington Post. Esper's reported memo comes as his temporary successor, acting defense secretary Chris Miller, issued a memo saying, "it's time to come home." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper was hesi...
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“Hate Speech” Toward LGBT Outlawed in Norway

Another country has decided to give certain individuals special privileges and freedoms over others as Norway is said to have just passed a law that makes it illegal to direct hate speech towards those that label themselves as trans or bisexual. An expansion to Norway’s penal code has outlawed “hate speech” against transgenders and bisexuals, […]
Tags: Politics, Law, Lgbt, Censorship, International, Norway, Anime, Announcements


The US has been breaking new COVID-19 case records on a daily basis while Trump shares unsubstantiated voter fraud claims on Twitter

In addition to new cases, 68,516 current hospitalizations were also reported on Friday, breaking the previous hospitalizations record that was set the day before. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The US reported 170,333 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking the single-day count for the fourth day in a row, according to The COVID Tracking Project. On Friday, shortly after the record number of new cases was reported, Trump tweeted an unsubstantiated claim about the election, saying, "we ...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Business Insider, Pittsburgh, Trump, Mandel Ngan


'The dreaded winter surge is here': Oregon governor limits social gatherings to six people, closes gyms and dine-in eating in a 'two-week freeze' to slow COVID-19 spread

ROBYN BECK / Contributor/Getty Images Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a statewide "two-week freeze" on Friday to slow the spread of COVID-19, which will be in place from November 18 to at least December 2. Under the policy, which Brown said is similar to the state's "stay home" order from March, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of six people from two households. Gyms, event venues, and other large public facilities must close, grocery stores and malls will be limited to 75% cap...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Oregon, US, Trends, Healthcare, Portland, Brown, Kate Brown, Multnomah County, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Lockdowns, Tyler Sonnemaker


A Republican House candidate prematurely claimed victory in a race to unseat Democratic congresswoman Lauren Underwood, and then went to new member orientation even after she was declared the winner

Jim Oberweis, R-Ill., 2020 challenger to Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., leaves the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill for the first day of new member orientation in the Capitol on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Jim Oberweis, the Republican challenger for a House seat in Illinois prematurely declared himself the winner against the Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood last week.  Underwood was declared the winner of the race on Thursday. Despite this, ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, Trends, House, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Republican, Illinois, Oberweis, Democratic, Capitol, Republican House, Underwood, Hyatt Regency Washington


In Obama's memoir, Trump hangs over everything

Around the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, in late spring of 2016, President Barack Obama did an interview with CNN. Obama was seated at the head of the long conference room table in the White House Situation Room and after I asked the President a number of questions about his decision to authorize that operation, I changed direction. I asked: "Donald Trump. What are your thoughts, if he was to be sitting in this chair, about how he would be handling these decisions?" ...
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Trump hangs over Obama's memoir

Around the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, in late spring of 2016, President Barack Obama did an interview with CNN. Obama was seated at the head of the long conference room table in the White House Situation Room and after I asked the President a number of questions about his decision to authorize that operation, I changed direction. I asked: "Donald Trump. What are your thoughts, if he was to be sitting in this chair, about how he would be handling these decisions?" ...
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Opinion: Trump hangs over Obama's memoir like an onrushing train

Around the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, in late spring of 2016, President Barack Obama did an interview with CNN. Obama was seated at the head of the long conference room table in the White House Situation Room and after I asked the President a number of questions about his decision to authorize that operation, I changed direction. I asked: "Donald Trump. What are your thoughts, if he was to be sitting in this chair, about how he would be handling these decisions?" ...
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Newsmax chief says he'd welcome Trump to his cable channel but 'we don't want to be Trump TV'

All the talk about Donald Trump going from the White House to cable TV mogul doesn't mean the president is going to take over Palm Beach County-based Newsmax and turn it into Trump TV. "I would welcome the president's involvement in the channel," Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said Friday in a telephone interview. But even for the longtime Trump friend there are limits. "We don't want to be ...
Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Palm Beach County, NewsMax, Trump TV, Christopher Ruddy


Garcia’s lead narrows in nip-and-tuck race for 25th Congressional District seat

Democrat challenger Christy Smith winnowed away at the lead of Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Saugus, in the nail-biter race for the northern Los Angeles County’s 25th Congressional District seat, according to updated results posted Friday, Nov. 13, by the California Secretary of State’s Office. Earlier this week, Smith led by 159 votes, with Garcia back on top in the race after trailing. But that margin slipped to 104 votes as of Friday. Vote by mail ballots will continue to be accepted through Nov. 20 if...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Senate, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Smith, Ventura County, Kamala Harris, Trump, Ventura, Garcia, Hill, Ling Ling Chang


'Make plans for a different kind of Thanksgiving': New Mexico shutting down all non-essential business amid record-shattering surge in COVID-19

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a new shutdown of non-essential businesses will take effect on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday that the state will be closing all non-essential businesses, starting next week. Lujan Grisham, who co-chairs President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, is encouraging New Mexicans to stay home as much as possible through the end of the month. "Make plans fo...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, New Mexico, Charles Davis, Albuquerque Journal, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lujan Grisham, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Eddie Moore, AP New Mexico


The President's former chief of staff said not helping with the transition to a Biden administration 'could be catastrophic'

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly said not helping with the transition to a Biden administration 'could be catastrophic'
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Over half Muslim Labour members 'do not trust party to tackle Islamophobia'

New report is latest sign that leadership is losing trust of ethnic minority supportersMore than half of Muslim members of the Labour party do not trust Keir Starmer to tackle Islamophobia, with nearly the same proportion saying they do not have confidence in the party’s complaints process, a new poll has found.The report by the Labour Muslim Network (LMN) is the latest sign that the party’s new leadership is losing the trust of minority ethnic members and supporters, even as it struggles to rec...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour, Muslim, Keir Starmer, Islamophobia, Muslim Labour, Angela Rayner, Labour Muslim Network LMN


Two of 4 'dead' GA voters claimed by Trump are alive and well

• Widow, 94, reveals she cast one of the ballots that Trump claimed was submitted by a 'dead voter'• Atlanta's 11Alive News confirmed that 2 of the 4 Georgia voters the Trump Campaign accused of fraudulently voting 'dead' are alive. — Read the rest
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Trump Hampers Biden Transition In a sign that the Trump White House isn’t accepting the reality of a Biden victory, General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy has yet to sign a letter needed for the former VP to formally begin the transition process to the White House. The White House also reportedly directed officials not to cooperate with the Biden team. Nevertheless, Biden is moving ahead in building his staff. On Wednesday night, Biden announced that Ron Klain would se...
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READ: John Kelly statement on Trump not helping with the transition to a Biden administration

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly issued an on-the-record statement Friday night lambasting President Donald Trump for not helping with the transition to a Biden administration.
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John Kelly blasts Trump for not helping with the transition: 'The downside to not doing so could be catastrophic'

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly issued an on-the-record statement Friday night lambasting President Donald Trump for not helping with the transition to a Biden administration.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Biden, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump


Doug Emhoff: The first 'second dude' in the White House

By way of Kamala Harris's historic candidacy her husband will also be breaking barriers.
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Destiny 2 Gender Options Changed to “Masculine” & “Feminine”

Bungie is following in the footsteps of the developers of Demon’s Souls as it was discovered the latest patch notes for Destiny 2 announces the removal of the male and female gender options, replacing them with “masculine” and “feminine” instead in the ever constant struggle by certain individuals to deny basic human biology. The line […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Lgbt, Censorship, Anime, Destiny, Bungie, Character Design


20 million Americans could get a coronavirus vaccine next month, according to the head of Operation Warp Speed

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci 20 million Americans could receive a coronavirus vaccine in December, the top scientist involved in the US government's vaccine initiative said Friday. Moncef Slaoui said 25 million to 30 million Americans could be immunized each month after that.  That timeline is based on success for two leading vaccine candidates and a speedy c...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Biotech, Anthony Fauci, Health And Human Services, Johnson Johnson, Sanofi


Gov. Newsom Says He Should Have ‘Modeled Better Behavior’ After Criticism For Attending Birthday Party At Restaurant

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing harsh criticism for going to a birthday dinner attended by a dozen people at an upscale California wine country restaurant last week. In a statement, the governor says he should not have attended the dinner at the French Laundry restaurant, saying that he should have set a better example for a virus-fatigued state that is seeing steep increases in coronavirus cases. Newsom, who has pleaded with residents to avoid social gatherings that mix hous...
Tags: Politics, News, California, California News, Sacramento, Associated Press, Michelin, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Chronicle, Yountville, Kinney, Napa County, Newsom, California Republican Party, CBS Broadcasting Inc, French laundry


Republicans have won just one out of 21 lawsuits they've filed in the wake of Election Day so far

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed 21 lawsuits so far in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. They've won just one of them so far, in Pennsylvania, and Trump's victory doesn't affect the results. Here's a list of lawsuits the Trump campaign and Republicans hav...
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Elon Musk’s rapid-tests (2 positive, 2 negative) raise questions

By Emma Court | Bloomberg Tesla’s Elon Musk could have COVID-19. He could also be a high-profile example of accuracy concerns that have emerged around a new type of rapid tests that are starting to be used more widely. That’s the early assessment of experts who have studied the rapid antigen tests that detect a protein on the surface of SARS-CoV-2. They caution that more information is needed, including how and why the tests were performed on Musk. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executiv...
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Why Nate Silver doesn't think the 2020 polls were catastrophically wrong

In this Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, a voter check with the registration table as he prepares to cast his ballots under a giant mural at Robious Elementary School on Election Day, in Midlothian, Va. AP Photo/Steve Helber, File FiveThirtyEight founder and editor-in-chief Nate Silver has a message: while the polls in 2020 did underestimate Republican support, they weren't horrendously wrong in the grand scheme of things.  Biden led polls at the national level by 8.4 percentage points o...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Colorado, Trends, Georgia, Maine, House, US Senate, Nebraska, Silver, Biden, Polls, Trump, Nate Silver, MIDLOTHIAN Va, Wisconsin Iowa


Trump Again Refuses to Acknowledge Defeat, Vows No Lockdown

President Trump spoke publicly on Friday for the first time since Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election six days ago, but again declined to acknowledge his defeat. Trump spoke from the Rose Garden at the White House, delivering an update on vaccine efforts. He said that once a COVID vaccine is […]
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Trump appears to almost accept that he lost the election

While talking about the possibility of further restrictions due to COVID-19 in a speech at the White House Friday, President Trump seemed to almost acknowledge that he was defeated by President-elect Joe Biden.
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Sad! Disgraced Trump Demands Fealty From Cuomo Before New York Gets COVID Vaccine

A deflated and low energy President Trump sought on Friday to relive the glory days of his presidency, trying to use Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine as a bludgeon to get people to be nice to him. At a briefing in the White House’s Rose Garden, Trump tried to bully New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) by withholding a vaccine for New York state until Cuomo told the President he was sorry for being mean about the vaccine. “As soon as April, the vaccine will be available to the entire general population wit...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Trump, Rose Garden Trump, Josh Kovensky, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Election week, Trump, and the chaos of 2020 prove that cable news has outlived its worth

Business Insider Cable news coverage during election week stressed people out, but it didn't have to be this way. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The stress of election week didn't have to be as bad as it was. Despite warnings from network hosts, the hour-by-hour model of cable news and its attention grabbing alerts were poorly suited for the procedural quirks of the 2020 election. While the 2000 election dragged on for longer and its margin was much closer, the relentless attenti...
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