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Hawaii schools superintendent says students' COVID-19 vaccine should be voluntary, 100+ legislators head to Maui conference despite pandemic, Hawaii National Guardsman, 52, dies from coronavirus, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Schools Superintendent Christina KishimotoHawaii DOE Optimistic Students Will Return To Class In January. In a briefing with legislators, school leaders said they were also encouraged by the low rate of teacher vacancies during the pandemic. Civil Beat.Should a COVID-19 vaccine be required for students to attend school? State superintendent says it should be “personal choice." The House Higher and Lower Education Committee held a meeting with the Department of Education (DOE) Tues...
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Live Updates: McEnany says Wisconsin officials trying to change recount laws 'as we speak'

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Wednesday that officials in Wisconsin are trying to change...
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Trump Admin Taps Ex-Aide Fired for Ties to Far Right for Commission That Preserves Holocaust Memorials

In 2018, the Trump administration fired a White House speechwriter after he was revealed to have spoken at an annual far-right conference in 2016 attended by white supremacists, pseudoscientific quacks, contrarian academics, and other racists. This week, the White House nominated the same guy to a three-year term on a…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, History, Holocaust, Donald Trump, Trump, Alt Right, Heritage Sites, Xenophobia, Right Wing Extremism


Barack Obama breaks a first-day sales record for a presidential memoir, with nearly 890,000 copies purchased

Former president Barack Obama. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former president Barack Obama's new memoir, "A Promised Land," has sold nearly 890,000 copies in its first day, according to the Associated Press. The memoir is currently on track to set sales record for a presidential memoir. In "A Promised Land," Obama, the first Black president in US history, details the first two-and-a-half years of his historic presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former president Bara...
Tags: Books, Politics, Obama, Obama Administration, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Manhattan, Associated Press, Biden, Memoir, Donald Trump, George W Bush


Obama's insights on Merkel, Putin and other leaders in his new book

Part one of Barack Obama's presidential memoir: "A Promised Land," published on Tuesday reveals an introspective narrator who runs a self-critical eye over his 2008 campaign and the first few years of his administration. The 44th President is generous to allied leaders but also delivers sharp character sketches of those with whom he shared the world stage.
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Even when Trump leaves the White House, his lie machine will be a powerful force

Jodi Doering can't believe her ears. The South Dakota nurse toils in an overcrowded hospital tending to Covid-19 victims who still insist their affliction is a hoax. "Their last dying words are, 'This can't be happening; it is not real,'" Doering said Monday on CNN's "New Day."
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Analysis: When Trump leaves the White House, his lie machine will still be powerful

Jodi Doering can't believe her ears. The South Dakota nurse toils in an overcrowded hospital tending to Covid-19 victims who still insist their affliction is a hoax. "Their last dying words are, 'This can't be happening; it is not real,'" Doering said Monday on CNN's "New Day."
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Barack Obama memoir 'A Promised Land' sells more than 887,000 copies on first day

"A Promised Land," the first volume of Barack Obama's presidential memoirs, sold 887,000 copies on its first day of release.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'You got me emotional': Joe Biden started tearing up after talking to a nurse about treating COVID-19 patients in ICU

Joe Biden and his son, Beau, in 2008. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden teared up when talking to an ICU nurse about her experience treating COVID-19 patients.  "You got me emotional," Biden said on a video call with frontline workers. "Anyone who spent significant time in ICU, like I did for months, ... observed the incredible mental strain on nurses in ICU units."  Biden's son, Beau, spent time in the ICU during his treatment for brain cancer. As coronavirus...
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Obama’s A Promised Land on track to become best selling presidential memoir

In its first day, the book sold nearly 890,000 copies in the US and Canada, beating sales of Michelle Obama’s BecomingBarack Obama’s new book A Promised Land has sold nearly 890,000 copies in the US and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to become the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.The first-day sales, which set a record for Penguin Random House, includes pre-orders, e-books and audio. Continue reading...
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Michael Ellis as NSA General Counsel

Over at Lawfare, Susan Hennessey has an excellent primer on how Trump loyalist Michael Ellis got to be the NSA General Counsel, over the objections of NSA Director Paul Nakasone, and what Biden can and should do about it. While important details remain unclear, media accounts include numerous indications of irregularity in the process by which Ellis was selected for the job, including interference by the White House. At a minimum, the evidence of possible violations of civil service rules demand...
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Barack Obama Memoir Sells More Than 887,000 Copies on First Day - The Wall Street Journal

Barack Obama Memoir Sells More Than 887,000 Copies on First Day   The Wall Street Journal
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Leaked White House report warns current Covid-19 mitigation efforts 'inadequate'

Record high of over 76,000 people hospitalised WednesdayReport warns of ‘further deterioration’ of situationAs the US death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 250,000 on Wednesday, with a caseload above 11.3m and more than 161,000 new cases added the previous day, an internal White House taskforce report warned of “aggressive, unrelenting, broad community spread across the country, without evidence of improvement but, rather, further deterioration”. Related: Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine has 95% efficacy...
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Republican who temporarily blocked certification of Detroit's results shared election conspiracy theories on Facebook

William Hartmann, a Republican member of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers who temporarily blocked certification of election results in the Michigan county, has recently shared conspiracy theories about the election and Covid-19 on Facebook, CNN has found. He also shared racist posts about President Barack Obama during his presidency.
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Obama's highly anticipated book 'A Promised Land' sells 890,000 copies on its first day

Barack Obama is well on his way to becoming the best selling author of the year.
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Obama's 'A Promised Land' is breaking records for the book's publisher

Barack Obama is well on his way to becoming the best selling author of the year.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snapped at reporters at a tense coronavirus press briefing where he learned that NYC schools were closing amid a spike in new infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo arrives for a briefing on the state's COVID-19 response. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo berated reporters during a tense coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday. As Cuomo was being asked about whether New York City schools would close amid a surge in cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio was running more than five hours late to his own COVID-19 news conference. Cuomo found out from a reporter at the end of the briefing that NYC s...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snapped at reporters at a tense coronavirus press briefing where he learned that NYC schools are closing amid a spike in new infections

Governor Cuomo arrives for briefing on COVID-19 response at Red Room at New York State Capitol Building. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo berated reporters during a tense coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday. As Cuomo was being asked about whether New York City schools would close amid a surge in cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio was running more than five hours late to his own COVID-19 news conference. Cuomo found out from a reporter at the end ...
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Lindsey Graham says Biden should begin receiving national security briefings even while Trump's election litigation plays out in court

Getty South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday said President-elect Joe Biden should begin receiving intelligence briefings while President Donald Trump's election-related litigation continues. Graham is a staunch ally of Trump and has come under scrutiny in recent days for inserting himself in the vote-counting process in Georgia. Only a handful of Senate Republicans have publicly called for Biden to begin receiving briefings. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Se...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Maine, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump


COVID Testing Czar Warns Country Is In ‘Absolutely Dangerous Situation’

Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of health who leads the government’s COVID testing efforts, sounded the alarm on Wednesday that the country is in an “absolutely dangerous situation” as COVID-19 cases continue surging ahead of the holiday season. During an interview on MSNBC on Wednesday, Giroir said that both COVID-19 hospitalizations and fatalities being up by 25% week over week means that the country is “not going in the right direction.” Giroir stressed that the country is at an “abs...
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Trump's tweets have become increasingly impotent but his lies are getting bigger by the day

President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the 2020 U.S. presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, November 5, 2020. Carlos Barria/Reuters President Donald Trump's lies-via-tweet have become more audacious since Election Day and his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. Trump continues to push baseless claims that Democrats rigged the election, among other disinformation, as he refuses to concede. But weeks have gone by and n...
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Fox News panel erupts at a liberal guest for saying it's 'not time to joke' about COVID-19 as US deaths near 250,000

A Fox News panel Wednesday on COVID-19 restrictions for Thanksgiving got testy when a liberal guest called out the others for joking about the virus. Fox News After a Fox News panel traded memes and banter mocking COVID-19 restrictions in some states heading into Thanksgiving, the discussion got testy. "It's not a joke, first of all. A bunch of people are dying every day in this country from coronavirus," Former State Department spokeswoman and Democratic operative Marie Harf said. "God fo...
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Biden considering former campaign aides for top White House communications roles

Several women who worked on Joe Biden's campaign are being considered for top White House communications roles in the Biden-Harris administration, sources with knowledge of the deliberations tell CNN.
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Despite COVID-19, Analyst Forecasts One-Time $26B California Budget Windfall

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California is expected to have a one-time $26 billion windfall in its next budget year, according to the state’s nonpartisan legislative analyst, who said Wednesday that the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have not been as severe as anticipated. But analyst Gabriel Petek warned that the eye-popping windfall is solely the result of the state overestimating what was expected to be $54 billion budget deficit in the current spending plan. State lawmakers als...
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Report: Biden May Select First Black Woman To Become Press Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has begun filling positions for his administration, and after making history by selecting the first woman who became the vice president-elect, he may be on the brink of another first — tapping the first Black woman to be named White House press secretary, NBC News reported on Wednesday.  Multiple officials stressed to the network that a final decision has not yet been made but that Karine Jean-Pierre, a former Obama official who served as senior adviser to Biden a...
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Lindsey Graham says that Biden should begin receiving national security briefings even while Trump's election litigation plays out in court

Getty South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday said that President-elect Joe Biden should begin receiving intelligence briefings while President Donald Trump's election-related litigation continues. Graham is a staunch ally of Trump and has come under fire in recent days for inserting himself in the vote counting process in Georgia. Only a handful of Senate Republicans have publicly called for Biden to begin receiving briefings. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. S...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Maine, Alaska, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Biden, Donald Trump


Mulvaney Jabs At Giuliani’s Legal Chops: ‘Not Using The Most Well-Noted Election Lawyers’

Former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a Trump ally, who now serves as U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, expressed concern on Wednesday about Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s last minute bid to fill the shoes of a trained election lawyer amid Trump’s flimsy effort in court to advance false claims of election fraud in Pennsylvania.  “I’m still a little concerned about the use of Rudy Giuliani,” Mulvaney told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo during an interview on Wednesd...
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Trump digs in at White House, denying Biden transition help on pandemic, national security

An increasing chorus has called for President Donald Trump to allow for presidential-level intelligence briefings for President-elect Joe Biden.
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A permanent fix for DACA recipients should be a top priority

A federal judge has invalidated the Trump administration’s most recent effort to scale back protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. With a new administration on the way, we are hopeful a permanent solution to the plight of Dreamers will be finally and swiftly found. In 2012, President Barack Obama used executive authority to establish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Known as DACA, the program has shielded from deportation a relatively...
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