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John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor and a rising star in the Democratic Party, isn't a progressive. He says he's just being honest.

John Fetterman at the Carrie Furnaces, a former steel mill near Braddock, Pennsylvania, that's now open for tours. Marketing the history of the steel culture to outsiders was part of the former mayor's plan to revive the area. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images John Fetterman, the former mayor of Braddock, was elected lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in 2018, beating out better funded opponents. Fetterman has taken an oft-overlooked post and made it his b...
Tags: Feature, Politics, Texas, Interview, Washington Post, White House, New York City, Sports, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Economy, Harvard, Pennsylvania, United States, Steelers


'My family voted for Trump. He threw us under the bus anyway': Georgia secretary of state says he worked hard to uphold the integrity of this year's election despite Trump's unfounded claims of fraud

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 Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger said the state's election was conducted with integrity despite baseless accusations of fraud from President Donald Trump, which Trump has been repeating since he lost to Joe Biden, w...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, General Services Administration, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, State, Atlanta Georgia, 2020 Election, Raffensperger


Restaurant industry pushing back after White House suggests more NH restrictions

As officials try to contain the spread of the virus, New Hampshire is now one of 16 states receiving White House guidance to limit...
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How Michael Flynn perfectly explains Donald Trump's presidency

Three weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser. On Wednesday, eight weeks to the day when Trump will leave the White House, he pardoned Flynn for lying to the FBI as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Fbi, Donald Trump, Trump, Flynn, Michael Flynn


Donald Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn – as it happened

Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying about contacts with Russian operativesBiden calls for unity in Thanksgiving addressTrump phones election denialist event to claim ‘they cheated’US records highest daily Covid deaths since May and 172,935 new casesPresident-elect says ‘this is not a third Obama term’ in first interviewBiden’s cabinet picks: what we’ve learned from his choices so farSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 12.54am GMT That’s all for today! Here’s a recap: ...
Tags: Obama, US, Barack Obama, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Flynn, Breakfast Club, Michael Flynn, Coronavirus


Will Rudy Giuliani be disbarred? Probably not for Trump's election lawsuits, experts say.

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rudy Giuliani has been criticized for frivolous, dishonest litigation and is on the receiving end of calls to take away his legal license. Giuliani is representing President Donald Trump's presidential campaign in numerous failed election lawsuits and has floated consp...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, New Jersey, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee


Obama: Republican portrayal of white men as 'victims' helped Trump win votes – video

Barack Obama has said part of the reason more than 73 million Americans voted to re-elect Donald Trump in the election was because of messaging from Republicans that the country was under attack – particularly white men.In an interview with the radio show the Breakfast Club on Wednesday to promote his new memoir A Promised Land, Obama said Trump’s administration, which he did not name directly, 'objectively has failed, miserably, in handling just basic looking after the American people and keepi...
Tags: Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Breakfast Club, US elections 2020


Medical staff urge Priti Patel to close barracks housing asylum seekers

Letter to home secretary raises concerns about sites holding 600 men in Kent and PembrokeshireHealthcare professionals have called for former army barracks being used to house asylum seekers to be closed over concerns about the residents’ wellbeing.Medical staff have written to the home secretary, Priti Patel, with a damning assessment, to raise concerns about the sites at Napier barracks in Kent and Penally barracks in Pembrokeshire, which between them are holding more than 600 men. Continue re...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Refugees, Pembrokeshire, Kent, Napier, Priti Patel


White House Thanksgiving proclamation calls for Americans to 'gather' even as Covid-19 surges

President Donald Trump's annual Thanksgiving proclamation calls for Americans to "gather" for the holiday, even though federal public health officials have explicitly warned against it.
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Trump invites Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers to White House after calling in to baseless voter fraud event

President Donald Trump has invited Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania to the White House on Wednesday night, following a "hearing" the lawmakers hosted in Gettysburg over baseless allegations of voter fraud in this month's election that Trump called in to.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop, Republican, Donald Trump, Gettysburg, Trump


One third of America is ruining Thanksgiving for the rest of us by ignoring COVID-19 — but it's easy to see why they have given up

Business Insider Travelers at Miami International Airport on Sunday, November 22, 2020. David Santiago/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Public health experts have been warning for months that Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect place for the coronavirus to spread, and suggesting people limit their feasts, just for this year, to single-household affairs. Still, more than a third of Americans surveyed by Insider said they're not changing anything at all about how t...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Anthony Fauci, South Carolina, Lax, Iowa City, Wells, Miami International Airport


Biden becomes the first presidential candidate in US history to win 80 million votes — and counting

President-elect Joe Biden waves after meeting virtually with the United States Conference of Mayors on November 23, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden continues to rack up the most votes won by any candidate in US history. As of Wednesday at 4 p.m., Biden earned more than 80 million votes in the 2020 presidential election. Election officials are still counting votes and the number is expected to increase. President Donald Trump has secured near...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Wilmington Delaware, United States Conference of Mayors, 2020 Elections, Decision Desk HQ, Hillary Clinton Biden


Biden offers a message of unity on Thanksgiving Eve as Trump airs grievances and spreads conspiracy theories

President-elect Joe Biden delivers a pre-Thanksgiving address at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, November 25, 2020. Joshua Roberts/Reuters President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden offered decidedly different messages to the country on Thanksgiving Eve.  Trump joined a GOP hearing in Gettysburg via speakerphone, calling for the 2020 election results to be overturned. Meanwhile, Biden called for unity in the fight against COVID-19. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, News, Thanksgiving, Virginia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Gettysburg, Trump, Reuters, Wilmington Delaware


What Will The Biden Administration’s Arts Policy Look Like?

“The big idea was to create a White House office on arts, culture and the creative industries,” says Megan Beyer, the co-chair of the campaign’s Arts Policy Committee and a former executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities under Obama. She compares this to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which was established by Congress in 1976 with a broad mandate to advise the president on domestic and international policy that could be applied across ...
Tags: Art, Obama, Congress, White House, Issues, Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Biden Administration, 11.24.20, Megan Beyer, Arts Policy Committee


Trump Announces Pardon For Mike Flynn

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his pardon of his former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts. Trump himself had fired Flynn from the White House, ostensibly for misleading administration officials about the communications as well. It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, National Security, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Sidney Powell, Flynn, Roger Stone, Powell


Ilhan Omar starkly underperformed Biden in Minnesota with a third-party siphoning support and a well-funded GOP opponent

ep. Ilhan Omar speaks during a news conference outside of the U.S. Capitol on January 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, handily won a second term this month, but underperformed President-elect Joe Biden by more than perhaps any other Democratic candidate in the country.  There are a slew of factors that likely impacted Omar's race, including a third party on the ticket, a supremely well-funded Republican opponent, and the fact th...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Victoria, Biden, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Democratic


Ilhan Omar underperformed Biden by more than perhaps any House Democrat thanks to a 3rd party candidate and well-funded GOP rival

ep. Ilhan Omar speaks during a news conference outside of the U.S. Capitol on January 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, handily won a second term this month, but underperformed President-elect Joe Biden by more than perhaps any other Democratic candidate in the country.  There are a slew of factors that likely impacted Omar's race, including a third party on the ticket, a supremely well-funded Republican opponent, and the fact th...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Victoria, Biden, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump


Ask the author: Hamilton and the Law (and the court)

Hamilton content? Hamilton content! Hardly any topic is more ubiquitous these days than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash musical. Fans, academics, artists and writers of all stripes – even Supreme Court justices – have found cause to analyze or drop references to it. Seemingly the only platform it hasn’t graced is SCOTUSblog. That is, until now. With Hamilton and the Law, released in October from Cornell University Press, editor Lisa Tucker has invited 32 luminaries from across the legal profession to...
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Fox News is under a siege of its own making from Trump

President Donald Trump during a Fox News virtual town hall on May 3, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump has gone from a Fox News super fan to waging war against the network, encouraging his supporters to migrate over to more MAGA-friendly channels like Newsmax and One America News Network. After years of its primetime opinion hosts indulging Trump, Fox News is under a siege of their own making as they recognize Joe Biden as president-elect and increasingly challen...
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‘Not Going To Lose This War’: Biden Vows To Defeat Coronavirus Pandemic

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday delivered a searing message to Americans fighting fatigue from the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, urging the U.S. to not give up the fight. Biden promised his administration will be unrelenting in its battle against a virus that has largely spun out of control as infection rates surge around the country and as his soon-to-be predecessor seems largely resigned to continue politicizing the virus.  “There is real hope, tangible hope. So hang on. Don’t l...
Tags: News, White House, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Wilmington Delaware, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Zoë Richards


Almost everything Trump said at a Republican event in Pennsylvania about the election was a lie or a conspiracy theory

President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Donald Trump called in to a Republican event in Pennsylvania to air conspiracy theories about dead people voting and ask why election officials haven't nullified the ballots from the 2020 race. "Why wouldn't they overturn the election?" he asked, even though Republicans haven't provided a shred of credible evidence that there was widespread voter fraud. Trump was initially scheduled to attend the event in...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Obama, Washington Post, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, Republican


Trump pardons former national security advisor Michael Flynn

George Frey/Getty Images President Donald Trump has pardoned former national security advisor Michael Flynn. "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!" Trump tweeted on Wednesday. Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to one count of lying to the FBI about his communications with Sergey Kislyak, then Russia's ambassador to th...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington Post, Politico, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Donald Trump, Pardon, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Sidney Powell, Flynn


LA says ‘unaccompanied’ homeless women need services and resources geared to them

LOS ANGELES — The City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to have “unaccompanied women” who are unhoused classified as a subpopulation in the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s annual homeless count. The designation is for homeless women who have no children or spouse, and the action asks the city’s and county’s homeless service providers to list them as a specially vulnerable group that is worthy of additional resources and services. “Without resources geared specifically to them, unacc...
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California Assembly To Meet In Golden 1 Center For New Session

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – The Assembly will be trading its California State Capitol chambers for the Sacramento Kings’ arena when it kicks off the new session Dec. 7 in an effort to limit coronavirus spread. Speaker Anthony Rendon said Wednesday the extra space and better air filtration at the Golden 1 Center will help keep lawmakers, staff and the press safe. The Senate, meanwhile, will still convene in its regular chambers, President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said in a statement. Neither chamber w...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, Sacramento Kings, Local, Sacramento, Cbs, Atkins, Associated Press, Assembly, California Legislature, Rendon, Toni Atkins, Golden 1 Center, Anthony Rendon


Trump cancels trip to Gettysburg hotel for a GOP hearing about baseless voter-fraud claims after a campaign adviser tests positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip to a hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a Republican-organized hearing about purported voter fraud after a campaign adviser tested positive for coronavirus, pool reports said. The president was expected to join his personal defense lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who attended the event despite also being exposed to COVID-19 after his son, Andrew, tested positive. The Gettysburg event is said to be the first of several i...
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In an apparent dig at the Trump administration, Obama says Biden's foreign policy team will 'know where countries are'

Former president Barack Obama. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images In a Tuesday interview with Stephen Colbert, former President Barack Obama praised President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy picks for the incoming administration. Obama said that he was looking forward to seeing an administration where people "know where countries are," an apparent dig at President Donald Trump and his administration. In June 2017, Trump reportedly mispronounced Nepal and Bhutan, and when looking at a m...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Stephen Colbert, India, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Foreign Policy, Nepal, United Nations, Bangladesh, Colbert, Homeland Security, Npr


Coronavirus task force calls on states to 'further accelerate mitigation'

The White House coronavirus task force is recommending a significant increase in testing as well as additional, accelerated mitigation measures in its weekly reports to states.
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Most of England to enter two toughest tiers when lockdown is lifted

Signs of growing parliamentary rebellion amid fears measures could stay in place until springCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe majority of England will enter the two toughest tiers of Covid restrictions from next week, ministers are set to announce, amid signs of a growing parliamentary rebellion and fears that the measures could remain unchanged until spring.On Thursday Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is expected to say that most of the country will be placed i...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Health policy, North Of England, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Most of England will enter two toughest tiers when lockdown is lifted

Signs of growing parliamentary rebellion after fears measures could stay in place until springCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe majority of England will enter the two toughest tiers of Covid restrictions from next week, ministers are set to announce amid signs of a growing parliamentary rebellion and fears that the measures could remain unchanged until spring.On Thursday Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is expected to say that most of the country will be placed i...
Tags: Politics, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, North Of England, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus



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