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US seeing unprecedented coronavirus spread, White House says

The US is seeing the fastest spread yet of Covid-19, the White House Coronavirus Task Force said in its first public briefing in four months on Thursday.
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Hawaii tightens quarantine rules for out-of-state visitors

President Donald Trump continues to howl on Twitter -- between rounds of golf -- spreading the lie that he won the election he lost, and promising he will be in the White House come January.
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Dr Fauci allays Covid vaccine development speed concerns, reiterates public health measures – video

Dr Anthony Fauci speaks at the coronavirus task force press briefing, marking his first appearance at the White House podium in months. The infectious disease expert has moved to allay concerns about the speed with which the coronavirus vaccine has been developed, and implored Americans to continue basic public health measures until it is rolled outJoe Biden officially declared winner of Georgia following recount – live Continue reading...
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Democrats send letter to GSA head Emily Murphy demanding to know why the Biden-Harris transition has not begun

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the Alexis Dupont High School on August 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democratic leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform are demanding to know why President-elect Joe Biden has not been recognized as the next US head of state. In a letter sent Thursday, Democrats ask Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration, to personally explain why she has not joined every maj...
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin wants to redirect $580 billion of unspent stimulus money to prop up small businesses and extend unemployment benefits

FILE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before Senate Finance Committee Reuters Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wants to funnel unspent stimulus money into the American economy, he said on Thursday evening. "I hope that Congress will seriously consider reallocating $580 billion of funds that have already been appropriated that wouldn't cost taxpayers an additional penny," Mnuchin told Bloomberg. That move would require congressional approval. Mnuchin's comments come after...
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Trump held unannounced meeting with Indonesian minister in Oval Office

United States President Donald Trump met with Indonesia's Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment at the White House on Tuesday, a meeting that was not on the President's public schedule and one for which the White House has not provided a readout.
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Coronavirus taskforce briefing: Fauci urges vigilance as vaccine is in sight

Expert touted the efficacy of the immunization as the White House breaks its monthslong silence on the virusAnthony Fauci, America’s top infectious diseases expert, has promised that “the cavalry is on the way” in the form of a coronavirus vaccine but urged one last great national effort to stop the spread. Continue reading...
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‘It’s Hypocrisy’: Neighbors Call Out Governor’s Night Out, Local Lawmakers’ Trip To Maui Amid COVID Surge

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WHO recommends against use of remdesivir as a Covid treatment

President Donald Trump continues to howl on Twitter -- between rounds of golf -- spreading the lie that he won the election he lost, and promising he will be in the White House come January.
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Video shows White House reporters shouting Mike Pence out of the press briefing room as he left a COVID-19 news conference without taking questions

Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Reporters shouted Vice President Mike Pence out of the press briefing room after he didn't take questions following the first COVID-19 task force briefing in months.  Members of the task force addressed the surging number of COVID-19 cases across the country.  President Donald Trump was not present at the meeting and has been relatively silent on the pandemic since the election, instead choosing to pursue baseless claims of election fraud via dozens of unsucce...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Johns Hopkins University, Alex Azar, The Health and Human Services, Coronavirus


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley clashed over reallocating government funds to expedite COVID-19 relief

Reuters/Business Insider Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley clashed on Twitter over government funding for struggling Americans amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted earlier Thursday, suggesting that, in order to get the recent COVID-19 surges "under control, we need to pay people to stay home." Haley, a former GOP governor of South Carolina and UN ambassador, responded, asking her where she expects to get the funds to "pay" people to qu...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, House, Treasury, General Services Administration, Mitch McConnell, Un, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


Watch: Oprah Winfrey Interviews Barack Obama During the Pandemic Using Incredible Green Screen Technology

The coronavirus pandemic has ripped through our society, leaving death and disruption in its path. One of the least important changes it has caused is that pretty much every interview now has taken on the same dull, boxy aesthetic because they’re almost always captured using programs like Zoom. Leave it to Oprah Winfrey, arguably the most famous interviewer in the world, to liven things up. In a new episode of her AppleTV+ series The Oprah Conversation, Winfrey interviewed former President Bara...
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Great, We're at the '8kun's Admin Is an Election Security Expert' Stage of This Bullshit

Since his loss in the Nov. 3 elections, Donald Trump has largely dipped out of public view and occupied his time in some gold-plated panic room, issuing a ridiculous series of tweets claiming victory in various states and ordering his cartoon parody of a campaign legal team to sally forth and step on rakes while…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Voter Fraud, 2020 Election, 8chan, Election Security, Election Interference, QAnon, Right Wing Extremism, Jim Watkins, 8kun, Ron Watkins


There is 'no doubt' Joe Biden won Georgia, says Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson "There is no doubt" that Joe Biden won, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, told Atlanta network WSB-TV. "The numbers support that. So does the audit." President-elect Joe Biden beat Trump by more than 1...
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Fauci urges vigilance during first White House coronavirus briefing in months - live

Disease expert touted the efficacy of potential vaccinesBiden nears 80m votes as Trump persists in trying to overturn resultUS hospitals face influx of patients and staffing shortagesClimate activists ramp up pressure on Biden with protestCuomo lashes out at reporters at Covid briefingSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.50pm GMT Georgia is on track to certify on Friday that Joe Biden won the state. The state’s hand recount is wrapping up. Secretary of state Brad R...
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Steve Case’s Revolution is targeting $500 million for its fourth growth fund

Revolution, the Washington, D.C.-based investment firm founded by AOL cofounder CEO Steve Case and former AOL senior exec Ted Leonsis, is raising $500 million for its fourth fund, shows a new SEC filing. Asked about the effort earlier today, the firm declined to comment. This new fund was was expected. It has been more than four years since Revolution announced its third growth fund, a vehicle that closed with $525 million in capital commitments. That’s a longer time between funds than we’re see...
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Devin Nunes Files Another SLAPP Suit; Sues The Washington Post Again (techdirt)

Devin Nunes is one of the most vocal supporters of Parler, regularly insisting that he supports Parler because Parler supports free speech (of course, as we've highlighted, Parler blocks users quite frequently, contrary to its marketing claims). Of course, Nunes is a free speech hypocrite. As we've highlighted over the last few years, he seems to have an itchy trigger finger when it comes to suing the media and various critics for their free speech, in a variety of SLAPP lawsuits -- with no clea...
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US election: How other incumbents left the White House after losing

Donald Trump joins a small group of US presidents who lost the election while in office.
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One map from the White House coronavirus task force shows just how bad the US outbreak is right now

Dr. Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the US Coronavirus Task Force, at the White House on November 19, 2020. White House Coronavirus Task Force The coronavirus is spreading all over the US, as temperatures fall, and more people gather indoors. On Thursday, both the CDC and the White House urged people to stay home this Thanksgiving, and keep celebrations single household affairs. In the White House press conference, Dr. Deborah Birx spoke in front of an alarming map which...
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Fauci calls on Americans to 'put to rest' idea that COVID vaccine was 'rushed in any inappropriate way'

The White House coronavirus task force’s Dr. Anthony Fauci called on Americans to “put to rest” theories that an FDA-approved vaccine...
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Boris Johnson urged to commit to aid budget after defence boost

Nearly 200 charities and NGOs call on PM to keep spending at 0.7% rather than 0.5% of GDPNearly 200 charities and aid organisations have called on Boris Johnson to reconsider plans to cut billions from the international development budget by reducing it to 0.5% of GDP.Save the Children, Greenpeace UK, Christian Aid, VSO International and others urged the prime minister not to cut Britain’s aid spending while the world was in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading...
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White House says U.S. is prepared for surge as CDC warns of accelerating Covid deaths

"America has never been more prepared to combat this virus than we are today," Vice President Mike Pence said at the beginning of the briefing.
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Pence Takes No Questions In WH COVID Briefing After Painting Rosy Picture During COVID-19 Surge

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday evening sang a happy tune while leading the White House coronavirus task force’s first briefing since late April, which came a day after the country passed the grim milestone of more than 250,000 fatalities from COVID-19 and amid surging cases nationwide. Familiar task force faces such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Deborah Birx, CDC Director Robert Redfield and HHS Secretary Alex Azar appeared by Pence’s side. However, President Trump was nowhere in insight and ...
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Biden condemns Trump as one of the 'most irresponsible presidents in American history'

President-elect says Trump challenges against election result ‘incredibly damaging’ and sends ‘horrible message’ for AmericaPresident-elect Joe Biden has denounced Donald Trump as one of the “most irresponsible presidents in American history,” calling the incumbent president’s challenges against the results of the November election “incredibly damaging”. Related: Fauci urges vigilance during first White House coronavirus briefing in months - live Continue reading...
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Blue states are blowing the Covid-19 response, too

This week, America crossed another grim milestone: a quarter of a million people dead from Covid-19. With positive test and hospitalization rates increasing, and winter and the holidays looming, there is every reason to believe that things will get much, much worse before they get better. Unfortunately, our elected officials have failed us at nearly every level, from the White House to governors and city mayors -- and not just in the red states where Covid-19 denial thrives, but in blue cities a...
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Opinion: Blue states are blowing the Covid-19 response, too

This week, America crossed another grim milestone: a quarter of a million people dead from Covid-19. With positive test and hospitalization rates increasing, and winter and the holidays looming, there is every reason to believe that things will get much, much worse before they get better. Unfortunately, our elected officials have failed us at nearly every level, from the White House to governors and city mayors -- and not just in the red states where Covid-19 denial thrives, but in blue cities a...
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Opinion: Blue states are blowing the Covid-19 response, too. We need a national response

This week, America crossed another grim milestone: a quarter of a million people dead from Covid-19. With positive test and hospitalization rates increasing, and winter and the holidays looming, there is every reason to believe that things will get much, much worse before they get better. Unfortunately, our elected officials have failed us at nearly every level, from the White House to governors and city mayors -- and not just in the red states where Covid-19 denial thrives, but in blue cities a...
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Opinion: Why Obama's reforms were doomed from the beginning

Reading former President Barack Obama's sad and hopeful memoir, one can feel his passionate love for the United States: "The pride in being American, the notion that America was the greatest country on earth -- that was always a given." America is a place for Obama but also a "promise" of a more perfect union, with rights and dignity for all. No other society is so open with possibilities. No other society is filled with young men and women from such diverse backgrounds who love their country so...
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Why Obama's reforms were doomed from the beginning

The leader of the free world has power to affect many lives for better or worse, but he has comparatively little ability to reform decaying institutions or curb harmful behaviors without cooperation from lawmakers and fuller participation from citizens, writes historian Jeremi Suri of President Barack Obama's memoir, "A Promised Land."
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Election 2020 live updates: Pence talks COVID response; Biden criticizes Trump invite to Michigan lawmakers

The Republican leaders of the Michigan House and Senate are expected to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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