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Trump Fires Election Security Director Who Corrected Voter Fraud Disinformation

phalse phace shares a report from NPR: Christopher Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security director who had spearheaded a campaign to counter rumors about voter fraud, has been fired, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Trump, in two misleading tweets about the security of the U.S. election, said Krebs' termination was "effective immediately." The CISA campaign, led by Krebs, was originally intended to target foreign interference. However, as the president continued to repeat dangerously mi...
Tags: White House, Tech, Npr, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Cisa, Trump, Krebs, Christopher Krebs, Chris Krebs, Trump Fires Election Security


Amid Utah's COVID-19 surge, conspiracy theorists who don't believe the increase in cases tried to enter a Utah ICU

Reuters With Utah posting record hospitalizations, according to the Utah Department of Health, conspiracy theorists tried to enter a hospital to prove that the recent COVID-19 case surge is a hoax. Utah is recruiting medical professionals from out of state, and reporting that 85% of ICU beds are currently being used, with almost half being COVID-19 related. According to the statement from Intermountain Healthcare, "although these situations are few and isolated, stopping attempts to gain ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Science, New York City, Trends, Conspiracy Theory, Reuters, Hansen, Provo, Provo Utah, KSL, Utah Department of Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Kyle Hansen, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Rodriquez leads Fajardo by just 22 votes in the race for San Fernando City Council

City of San Fernando candidate, Celeste Rodriguez. (Courtesy Celeste Rodriguez) Mayor Joel Fajardo and challenger Celeste Rodriquez remained in a too-close-to-call race to join Cindy Montanez on the San Fernando City Council, in results released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Rodriquez leads Fajardo by 22 votes in the race for the second of full terms serving the city; Montanez maintained her healthy lead for the first slot. Election Day was Nov. 3,...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, San Fernando, Rodriguez, Fajardo, Rodriquez, 2020 Elections, Top Stories LADN, Montanez, Joel Fajardo, San Fernando City Council, Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder


Trump Fires DHS Official Who Debunked False Claims About The Election

President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that he was firing Chris Krebs, who led the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm and who had taken a prominent role in debunking the conspiracy theories about the 2020 election that were being spread by Trump and his allies. Krebs in recent days had expected that he would be terminated, according to a Reuters report last week that described the White House’s unsuccessful effort to get his agency to take down or edit the “Rumo...
Tags: News, California, White House, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Vermont, Trump, Reuters, Tierney Sneed, State, Krebs, Padilla, Alex Padilla, Jim Condos, Rumor Control, Condos


Election Update: Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs Concedes To Kevin Lincoln

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Tags: Politics, News, Local, Barack Obama, Stockton, Marine Corps, Silicon Valley, Lincoln, Oprah Winfrey, George W Bush, General Election 2020, Tubbs, Michael Tubbs, 2020 Election, Kevin Lincoln, Stockton News


White House warns of ‘deterioration’ in Ga. as virus rages in U.S

Georgia is faring better than all but three states, but public health experts warn that cooler weather and social gatherings tied to...
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Trump fires top US cybersecurity official as agency refutes voter fraud - as it happened

In a tweet firing Chris Krebs, Trump repeated baseless fraud claimsCourt rules officials did not improperly block Trump’s campaign from observing counting of mail-in ballotsSenator Chuck Grassley tests positive for Covid-19Judy Shelton’s Fed nomination fails to advanceBiden’s names first White House appointmentsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.46am GMT Here’s a recap, from me and Joan E Greve: Related: Trump fires head of US cybersecurity agency that refuted ...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, Virginia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Chuck Grassley, Donald Trump, Trump, Mark Warner, Fed, Democratic


Trump fires top US cybersecurity official as agency refutes voter fraud - live

In a tweet firing Chris Krebs, Trump repeated baseless fraud claimsCourt rules officials did not improperly block Trump’s campaign from observing counting of mail-in ballotsSenator Chuck Grassley tests positive for Covid-19Judy Shelton’s Fed nomination fails to advanceBiden’s names first White House appointmentsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.18am GMT As Donald Trump and his supporters continue to sow doubt about the integrity of the election, Maricopa county s...
Tags: Republicans, California, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Chuck Grassley, Donald Trump, Trump, Fed, Shelton, Adam Schiff


Pennsylvania lawyers shredded Rudy Giuliani's arguments in Trump's biggest election lawsuit as 'disgraceful' and 'really inventive'

Attorney for the President, Rudy Giuliani, speaks at a news conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company on November 7, 2020 in Philadelphia. - Joe Biden has won the US presidency over Donald Trump, TV networks projected on November 7, 2020. CNN, NBC News and CBS News called the race in his favor, after projecting he had won the decisive state of Pennsylvania. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Lawyers representing the Pennsylvania secretary of state's office shredded the Trump ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Cbs News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Philadelphia, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Donovan


Trump just fired the US's top cybersecurity official who spent weeks striking down the president's conspiracy theories about election fraud

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had fired Chris Krebs, the head of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Krebs was instrumental in protecting US elections from domestic and foreign interference and enjoyed broad bipartisan support as the head of CISA, which was created in 2018. Krebs spearheaded the DHS's robust effort to combat many of Trump's election-related conspir...
Tags: Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Dhs, Biden, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, Cisa, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump, Krebs, US Cyber Command, Tom Williams CQ Roll Call Inc, Trumpworld


Trump team looks to box in Biden on foreign policy

• Georgia audit on track to affirm Biden win, official says • Biden announces 9 key members of White House staff • Biden could face a student loan mess if Trump allows pandemic relief to expire
Tags: News, White House, Georgia, Stories, Biden, Trump, • Biden


87-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, questions former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) Associated Press Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa tested positive for COVID-19, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday. Grassley, 87, was self-quarantining after exposure to the coronavirus earlier this week. It was not immediately clear how he was exposed. "I'm feeling good + will ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Washington, Senate, Trends, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Capitol Hill, Republican, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Sen Chuck Grassley, Rod Rosenstein, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias


Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer call on Republicans to restart negotiations on another stimulus package

Drew Angerer/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to restart coronavirus relief talks this week. "For the sake of the country, we ask that you come to the table and work with us to produce an agreement that meets America's needs in this critical time," the Democratic congressional leaders wrote in a letter. As virus cases surge and some states and cities reimpose new restrictions, both parties hav...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Democrats, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump


Anonymous Obama Gets Some Ice Cream

Barack Obama’s A Promised Land comes out today and The Root’s Michael Harriot has a brief interview with Obama. The rest of the interview is meatier, but I like Harriott’s last question: Q: You are a former president and you are unquestionably the predominant role model for a generation of Black people, both of which come with a certain amount of public scrutiny. But for one day, you get to be an anonymous, everyday American who can go anywhere you want and do anything. Describe that day. A: Y...
Tags: Nbc, Obama, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Diana, Pete Souza, Jason Kottke, JEFFREY GOLDBERG, Harriott, Michael Harriot, Michael Hobbes, Michelle Maybe, Jeffrey Goldberg Michael Harriot


Failure to seal post-Brexit deal would more than halve UK growth, says KPMG

Accountancy firm warns of stalled economic recovery without EU trade agreementFailure to strike a post-Brexit trade deal would cut the UK’s economic growth rate by more than half next year, delaying a full recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.The accountancy firm KPMG said the economy would suffer heavily should the UK fail to secure a trade deal with the EU before the end of the Brexit transition period at the end of December, just as the country attempts to escape the ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Recession, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Financial Sector, Foreign Policy, Economic policy, Economic recovery, Kpmg, Accountancy


Covid-19 cases are on the rise in all 50 states, NBC News data shows

In other coronavirus news: White House task force warns of ‘unrelenting’ spread, doctors urge Trump to brief Biden and Dolly Parton...
Tags: White House, Nbc News, Biden, Trump


Obama gets candid about his marriage

Former president Barack Obama got candid about his marriage to former First Lady Michelle Obama and how he dealt with birtherism in a new interview about his book with Oprah Winfrey.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Stories, Michelle Obama


Joe Biden's COVID-19 Team Can't Get The Data It Needs From The White House

"We do not have access to official government data, internal data sets," said David Kessler, one of the cochairs of Biden’s COVID-19...
Tags: White House, Joe Biden, Biden, David Kessler


Pennsylvania lawyers shredded Rudy Giuliani's arguments in Trump's biggest election lawsuit, calling them 'disgraceful' and 'really inventive'

Rudy Giuliani at a news conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company on November 7 in Philadelphia. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Lawyers representing the Pennsylvania secretary of state's office criticized the Trump campaign's lead lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in a court hearing on Tuesday. Giuliani asked the judge to toss out nearly 700,000 mail ballots in Pennsylvania and block the state from certifying election results. Mark Aronchick, one of the defense lawyers representing ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Trends, Pennsylvania, Gop, Philadelphia, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Donovan, Daniel Donovan, Bryan R Smith, Voter Fraud


Trump team tries box Biden on foreign policy

• • Biden announces 9 key members of White House staff • Biden could face a student loan mess if Trump allows pandemic relief to expire
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Biden, Trump


Progressive Wins And Democrats’ Losses: Who And What Are To Blame?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. We will run a series of articles in the coming days on progressive victories that came out of the 2020 election at the state and local level.  Progressive voters and movements helped rescue democracy from Donald Trump, a white supremacist wannabe dictator, who even after losing continues to lob attacks at the American electoral system. Joe Biden beat him by more than five million votes. Almost every voter who had suppor...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Elizabeth Warren, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia


Twitter Election Fraud ‘Dispute’ Hypocrisy Extends to Treatment of Guns

I Voted sticker on MIRA gas mask with a Romanian WASR AKM behind it. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our elections have been,” President Donald Trump tweeted Friday. “Now they are saying what a wonderful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 the most secure election ever. Actually this is true, except for what the Democrats did. Rigged Election!” For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our el...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Guns, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Democrats, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Associated Press, Resistance, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Reuters, Mira, Donald J Trump


Biden picks for top White House jobs draw contrast with Trump not only on policy but also style

Biden is filling out his West Wing even as Trump continues to dispute the results of the Nov. 3 election with lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Michigan.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Biden, Usa Today, Trump


Republican election chief says Trump would've won Georgia by 10,000 votes if he hadn't 'suppressed his own voting base'

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Associated Press Georgia's Republican top election official Brad Raffensperger says he believes President Trump's attacks on mail voting suppressed his own base and cost him the state. For months, Trump spread baseless claims that mail voting is untrustworthy and fundamentally fraudelent. He's now attacking Georgia officials like Raffensperger over his loss in the state.  Raffensperger pointed that around 24,000 Republicans who voted by mail i...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Wisconsin, Graham, University of Florida, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump, State, McDonald, George H W Bush


Georgia's Republican chief election official says Trump would've won the state by 10,000 votes if he hadn't 'suppressed his own voting base'

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Associated Press Georgia's Republican top election official Brad Raffensperger says he believes President Trump's attacks on mail voting suppressed his own base and cost him the state. For months, Trump spread baseless claims that mail voting is untrustworthy and fundamentally fraudelent. He's now attacking Georgia officials like Raffensperger over his loss in the state.  Raffensperger pointed that around 24,000 Republicans who voted by mail i...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Wisconsin, Graham, University of Florida, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump, State, McDonald, George H W Bush


As coronavirus surges, LA County to issue curfews on restaurants, wineries – with caps on capacity

With coronavirus surging, Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Tuesday, Nov. 17, are poised to issue curfews on restaurants, wineries, bars and cardrooms, while ordering new caps on gatherings, according to Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. The new amendments to the county’s COVID-19 health order are set to be formally announced this afternoon, she said. The new directives include: The closure of restaurants, breweries, wineries and non-essential retail from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.; A cap of no more ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Irs, Gavin Newsom, Northridge, Valley, Ferrer, LA County, Garcetti, Sheila Kuehl, Barbara Ferrer


Judge Sides With Becerra, Blocks Trump Admin’s Rule Inhibiting Healthcare Workers Union

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump Administration rule that opponents said would have harmed the bargaining rights of more than 500,000 home healthcare workers in California and several hundred thousand additional workers across the nation. San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria found that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule changing Medicaid state payment requirements would have made it tougher for states to deduct employee benef...
Tags: Politics, Unions, California, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Medicaid, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, CBS Broadcasting Inc, Trump Administration, Chhabria, Vince Chhabria


Trump remains bunkered in the White House as the world spins on

President Donald Trump's agenda listed "no public events" on Tuesday -- the 10th time since the election that those words have appeared on his daily schedule.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


Pennsylvania court deals Trump campaign another defeat in bid to block Biden win – live

Court rules officials did not improperly block Trump’s campaign from observing the counting of mail-in ballotsJudy Shelton’s Fed nomination fails to advanceBiden’s names first White House appointmentsFauci voices confidence in vaccine candidatesSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.09pm GMT It’s truly the greatest gift of all: a $1m donation by Dolly Parton to coronavirus vaccine research supported the development of the Moderna vaccine, which shows 95% protection f...
Tags: Republicans, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, Tennessee, Dolly Parton, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Fed, Parton, Vanderbilt University



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