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Hawaii National Guard COVID-19 response funding extended, Board of Education approves deep budget cuts, Honolulu theBus driver dies from coronavirus, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii National Guard moves PPE in April file photo Feds Extend Funding For Hawaii National Guard’s COVID-19 Response. The federal government will continue to compensate the Hawaii National Guard’s COVID-19 response in the islands through March 31, the White House announced Thursday. Civil Beat.Trump extends funding for National Guard coronavirus duty in Hawaii and most other states. President Donald Trump today approved funding requests from Hawaii and most other states to continue Natio...
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'If we don't act now, the future will be very bleak': Biden urges Congress to act as prospects rise for a bipartisan stimulus deal

President-elect Joe Biden speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik While speaking in Delaware on Friday, President-elect Joe Biden highlighted the urgent need behind the bill, saying, "if we don't act now, the future will be very bleak." Building upon his calls for a bipartisan package to be passed soon, Biden also urged Congress to consider another federal aid package after Inauguration Day, emphasizing the need to also address "longstanding needs ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Biden, Delaware, Andrew Harnik, Kimberly Leonard, Joseph Zeballos Roig, Coronavirus, Lauren Frias, COVID-19, Coronavirus Aid


Martin Jenkins Sworn In As First Openly Gay Justice On CA Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Gov. Gavin Newsom swore in Martin Jenkins as the first openly gay justice on the California Supreme Court Jenkins was sworn in on Friday in a virtual rather than in-person ceremony because of coronavirus safety restrictions. “In swearing in Justice Jenkins today, our state once again makes history, and we elevate an extraordinary Californian to the bench,” Newsom said in a statement. “The people of our state could not ask for a finer jurist or better person to ser...
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Sam & Max Remaster Censorship “Totally Not Censorship”, “Was the Right Thing to Do”

Another cherished game franchise has had its comedy and content neutered for the sake of political correctness as the Sam & Max remaster had its “offensive” dialogue gutted in favor of tasteless mush, with the developer even claiming the act to not be censorship and that changing the lines “was the right thing to do”. […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Usa, Censorship, Anime, Retro, Sam, Comparison, Adventure Games, Remastered, Seiyuu, Max Remaster Censorship, Sam Max


In a major win for Dreamers, DACA is restored by federal judge, DHS ordered to accept new applications for the program

Advocates for immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Friday, US District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis ruled that he was restoring the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The decision provides immediate relief for at least 640,000 DACA recipients and potential new applicants. However, it could be appealed by the Justice Department before Trump leaves...
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Student loan borrowers aren't expected to make payments again until the end of January 2021

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The deadline for student loan forbearance was extended until the end of January 2021, Education Sec. Betsy DeVos announced Friday. More than 40 million student loan borrowers in the US were not expected to make payments on their federal student loans as part of th...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Student Loan Debt, Biden, Donald Trump, Executive Branch, Department Of Education, Mike Pence, DeVos, Alex Wong Getty, Betsy DeVos


Biden officially clinches Electoral College votes with California certification

President-elect Joe Biden formally clinched the number of Electoral College votes he needs to take the White House next month after...
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Friday Night Kraken Massacre: Trump campaign loses a bunch of election cases all at once, womp womp

WOMP, and truly I cannot emphasize this enough, WOMP. The campaign of outgoing President Donald J. Trump just lost a slew of election-related lawsuits, and all of the losses were announced within the span of about an hour or so on Friday night, December 4. — Read the rest
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Trump-led Pentagon is blocking Biden transition team from visits to military spy agencies

The outgoing administration of Donald Trump is refusing to permit members of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team to meet with officials at Pentagon-controlled U.S. intelligence agencies. The weird sabotage undermines the odds of a smooth transfer of power, current and former U.S. — Read the rest
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Less than 20% of Northern Irish businesses are ready for leaving the EU's trading rules in under 4 weeks

Charles McQuillan/Getty Images Fewer than one in five Northern Irish businesses are ready for the end of the Brexit transition period. Less than 20% said they were prepared for January 1 — with a lack of key information from Boris Johnson's UK government being the biggest reason why. The survey is the latest to paint an alarming picture of UK readiness for breaking away from the EU. Prime Minister Johnson is under pressure to postpone the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol in...
Tags: Politics, UK, Trends, Eu, European Union, Republic Of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Brexit, Business Insider, Great Britain, Lancaster, Donnelly, Irish Sea


Trump Pentagon Nominee Boosted Calls For Martial Law This Week

The President’s nominee for a top Pentagon job boosted calls for martial law on Wednesday. And that’s just one piece of the off-the-walls social media presence of Scott O’Grady, Trump’s nominee to become assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, CNN reported . O’Grady’s nomination was sent to the Senate on Monday.  O’Grady also retweeted numerous false claims that Trump had in fact won a second term in office, by a landslide, and described Joe Biden’s winning ...
Tags: Europe, News, California, Senate, Defense, Barack Obama, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Xi Jinping, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Trump, Michael Flynn, O'Grady


Trump Loyalists Lewandowski, Bossie Installed At Pentagon Advisory Board

Two top Trump loyalists were installed at a Pentagon advisory board shortly after several board members were fired on Friday. Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, as well as David Bossie — Lewandowski’s deputy on Trump’s 2016 campaign and chairman of the group Citizens United — have been named to the Pentagon’s Defense Business Board, the Defense Department announced in a press release Friday . The New York Times reported last month that Trump had picked Bossie to lead his ...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Defense, Citizens United, New York Times, Pentagon, Chris Miller, Miller, Bayer, Trump, Corey Lewandowski, Department, Defense Business Board The Defense Department, Defense Business Board, Bossie


A Gathering Political Storm Hits Georgia, With Trump on the Way

With two crucial Senate seats up for grabs, Mike Pence and Barack Obama joined the fray in support of their party’s candidates, and...
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The week in 13 headlines

Despite positive vaccine news, the coronavirus continues its relentless push across the US, forcing more states into shutdown mode. In their first joint interview since the election, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris kept the focus on preventing the spread of the virus by mask-wearing and social-distancing. Meanwhile, drama in the White House is still unfolding as President Trump refuses to concede the election, spooking Republicans in Georgia looking to maintain control of the US Senate.
Tags: White House, US, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Kamala Harris, Trump


Obama rallies for Ga. Democratic Senate candidates, says January election will 'determine ... the course of the Biden presidency'

Former President Barack Obama headlined a “Get Out the Vote” virtual rally Friday afternoon put on by Georgia Democrats to support the...
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Republicans' latest Georgia legal filing featured Facebook comments and stories of people following trucks on highways to try to overturn the election results

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican lawyers Sidney Powell and Lin Wood cited a Facebook comment thread in their latest legal effort to prove unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 race was plagued with widespread voter fraud and election-rigging. One affidavit in Powell and Wood's Georgia filing featured a self-described "Patriot" and their associate staking out a loading dock in Atlanta, Georgia, and suggesting Georgia's secretary of state used it to ta...
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Apparently The Justice Department Could Get Dumber — See Also

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Whatever The Hell This Is: The DOJ caught a White House mole in their operations. Die Hard Is A Christmas Movie: And Trump doles out pardons like Hans Gruber demanding freedom for Asian Dawn because he saw "them in Time magazine." Bonuses: There are several, but here's Kirkland's. I Just Can't With These People Anymore: Kentucky alerts people who "passed" that they actually failed. But don't worry they get to take the next exam for free!
Tags: Law, Kentucky, White House, Time, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Hans Gruber, Kirkland, See Also


Daily Crunch: Slack and Salesforce execs explain their big acquisition

We learn more about Slack’s future, Revolut adds new payment features and DoorDash pushes its IPO range upward. This is your Daily Crunch for December 4, 2020. The big story: Slack and Salesforce execs explain their big acquisition After Salesforce announced this week that it’s acquiring Slack for $27.7 billion, Ron Miller spoke to Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and Salesforce President and COO Bret Taylor to learn more about the deal. Butterfield claimed that Slack will remain relatively...
Tags: Asia, Enterprise, Microsoft, White House, China, Tech, Salesforce, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Revolut, Braintree, Butterfield, Ron Miller, OTV, Bret Taylor, Devin Coldewey


ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Barr On The Ropes? Attorney General Bill Barr told the truth this week. And for that he may lose his job. On Tuesday, the attorney general told the AP that the Justice Department had not uncovered the sort of mass voter fraud that would overturn the results of the presidential election. Soon after Barr’s interview was published, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the nation’s top law enforcement officer simply hadn’t looked hard enough. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dodged on Wedn...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Cnn, House, Perdue, Justice Department, Jim Crow, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Loeffler


Republicans' latest Georgia lawsuit used Facebook comments and stories of people following trucks on highways to try to overturn the election results

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican lawyers Sidney Powell and Lin Wood used a Facebook comments section in their latest effort to prove currently unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 race was plagued with widespread voter fraud and election-rigging. Powell and Wood included a number of affidavits in a lawsuit seeking to decertify Georgia's election results, and one of the affidavits included a Facebook comments section in which users complained about t...
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Trump Taps Climate Denier to Pick National Medal of Science Winners

The president took a break from his grifty attempt to blow up democracy under a cloud of flatulence to do more damage in the job he has for another month and a half. The White House announced this week that President Donald Trump was appointing a climate denier to serve on the committee that chooses recipients of the…Read more...
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Heartbreaking letters from kids to Santa will melt your heart this Christmas

RubberBall Productions/Getty Images The US Postal Service is lending a hand to Santa Claus as hundreds of thousands of children send holiday present requests to the North Pole. Dubbed "Operation Santa," the USPS program accepts letters addressed to the North Pole "to help those in need at the holidays experience the joy of opening presents," the service said in a statement.  The letters will be "opened by Santa's Elves" and published online to be "adopted" by people who would like to help...
Tags: Politics, News, Christmas, International, Trends, US Postal Service, Usps, Santa Claus, PERCY, Postal Service, Santa, Will, Thomas, Meghan, Lexi, Eli


North West premier goes off the rails

Supra Mahumapelo ally Job Mokgoro’s defiance of party orders exposes further rifts in the ANC The post North West premier goes off the rails appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, North West, ANC, Top Six, Supra Mahumapelo, South Africa (country, Job Mokgoro, Hlumani Chauke, Obed Bapela


Biden says the stimulus package being negotiated 'would be better' if it included a fresh wave of $1,200 payments - and suggests they are still in the mix

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Biden said at an event on Friday that he believed the compromise relief package he supports would be improved with the inclusion of a new round of direct payments for Americans. "I think it would be better if it had the $1,200. I understand that may still be in play," Biden said. Progressives turned up their criticism of the latest bipartisan relief proposal that's being drafted by a centrist group of senators. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pre...
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Joe Biden says the stimulus package being negotiated 'would be better' if it included a fresh wave of $1,200 payments - and suggests they are still in the mix

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Biden said at an event on Friday that he believed the compromise relief package he supports would be improved with the inclusion of a fresh round of direct payments for Americans. "I think it would be better if it had the $1200, I understand that may still be in play," Biden said. Progressives turned up their criticism of the latest bipartisan relief proposal that's being drafted by a centrist group of senators. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pr...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, West Virginia, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Economy, Cnn, Policy, Democrats, Biden, Unemployment Insurance, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Aoc


White House exodus begins even as Trump continues to baselessly claim victory

White House staffers at all levels are plotting their departures as a growing number of aides to President Donald Trump are abandoning his quest to overturn the 2020 election results -- some in frustration with the building they are leaving behind.
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Kellyanne Conway: ‘It Looks Like Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Will Prevail’

The former White House counselor also said Trump has a right to continue challenging the 2020 election results.
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'It was not a mistake': Nancy Pelosi defends her rejection of the Trump administration's $1.8 trillion stimulus offer after throwing support behind a relief package half its size

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi strongly defended her decision to reject the Trump administration's $1.8 trillion stimulus offer on Friday. "It was not a mistake," Pelosi said at her press conference. Some House Democrats called on her to strike a deal before the election, but Pelosi argued the administration was only putting forward "half a loaf". Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended her support of a stimulus package half the ...
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The endgame of fomenting FUD in our electoral system: Harley Rouda

Donald Trump is not trying to overturn the outcome of this election. He is laying the foundation for the next election and the ones after it. He’s creating FUD – fear, uncertainty, and doubt. And he is doing it exceptionally well. Many Americans believe that Joe Biden won the election through voter fraud, yet believe there was no fraud in the dozens of House races Democrats lost or Senate races Republicans won. But for Trump, this isn’t about winning or losing. It is about laying the foundation ...
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Durham police assessing file on Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip

Force confirms for first time it is looking into dossier produced by former senior prosecutor Nazir AfzalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDurham police have confirmed for the first time they are assessing a dossier from a former senior prosecutor that says Dominic Cummings should face charges over his account of his movements during lockdown.For months Durham constabulary has refused to investigate the prime minister’s former chief aide beyond the three-day inquiry it ...
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