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Live Updates: Trump considering dramatic White House departure amid legal fight

Trump said last month that he would leave office if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden
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Jon Ossoff debated an empty podium and called Sen. David Perdue a 'coward' for skipping the debate one month ahead of the Senate runoff election

Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff speaks during a debate for U.S. Senate on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. Sen. David Perdue declined to attend the debate. Ben Gray, Pool/The Associated Press Democrat Jon Ossoff debated an empty podium Sunday night in Atlanta, Georgia after his opponent, Republican Sen. David Perdue, declined to participate in the event. Ossoff is challenging Perdue in the Georgia Senate runoff election on January 5, which will determine which party takes control of the ...
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Jon Ossoff debated an empty podium and called Sen. David Perdue a 'coward' for skipping the debate a month before their Senate runoff

The Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff at a debate for US Senate on Sunday in Atlanta that Sen. David Perdue declined to attend. Ben Gray, Pool/The Associated Press The Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff debated an empty podium Sunday night in Atlanta after his opponent, Republican Sen. David Perdue, declined to participate. Ossoff is challenging Perdue in one of two US Senate runoffs, set to take place in Georgia on January 5, that will determine control of the US Senate. After sharing ...
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President-elect Biden picks Xavier Becerra as health secretary, the 1st Latino in the role

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. If confirmed by the Senate, Becerra, 62, will be the first Latino to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a $1-trillion-plus agency with 80,000 employees and a portfolio that includes drugs and vaccines, leading-edge medical research and health ins...
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Biden Taps Sacramento Native, McClatchy HS Grad Xavier Becerra To Head Health And Human Services

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – President-elect Joe Biden has chosen California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as his nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, The New York Times first reported on Sunday. Becerra, 62, is a Sacramento native and C.K. McClatchy High School graduate who was previously a member of Congress for 12 terms before becoming attorney general. If confirmed by the Senate, Becerra, will be the first Latino to head the Department of Health and Human Servic...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, Local, California News, Sacramento, Joe Biden, House, Cbs, Nevada County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


Trump plans to outshine Biden on Inauguration Day with opposing rally: report

A new report from Axios claims that President Trump is considering a dramatic White House departure that includes a final Air Force One...
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WH COVID Officials Dispute Biden’s Claim Of ‘No Detailed Plan’ On Vaccine Rollout

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser of Operation Warp Speed, and HHS secretary Alex Azar on Sunday pushed back on President-elect Joe Biden’s claim that “there is no detailed plan” on COVID-19 vaccine distribution. On Friday, Biden said at an event in Wilmington, Delaware that the Trump administration had shared information with his transition team about distributing a vaccine to various states, but that his team had not seen a “detailed plan.” “There is no detailed plan that we’ve seen, anyway, ...
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Birx Hits Back At Officials Who Are ‘Parroting’ Trump’s COVID-19 ‘Myths’

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, on Sunday rebuked government officials who’ve “parroted” President Trump and others in his administration by flouting public health guidance as the country records more than 281,000 deaths from COVID-19. During an interview on “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning, Birx was asked whether public officials are thinking that the warnings she’s issued throughout the year are “overselling it,” given how Trump and others in his adminis...
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Trump Officials Refuse To Say Biden Won. But WH Press Sec Appears To Have Done So.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany seemed to inadvertently admit that President-elect Joe Biden will return to the White House during an interview on Fox News on Sunday, amid the sitting president’s refusal to concede and Trump administration officials having yet to outright acknowledge Biden’s victory. While discussing the Georgia Senate runoff elections on Fox News, McEnany lamented that if Republicans fail to maintain its majority in the Senate as a result of the battleground sta...
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Xavier Becerra, California attorney general, is said to be Biden's pick to lead health department

Then-Vice President Joe Biden with then-Rep. Xavier Becerra, right, in the Capitol Visitor Center on December 6, 2016. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call President-elect Joe Biden has picked Xavier Becerra to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services, The New York Times reported Sunday. A former congressman from Los Angeles, Becerra has served as California's attorney general since 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Becerra would be the first Latino to lead the department. Visit Business I...
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Xavier Becerra, California attorney general, is Biden's pick to lead health department: NYT

Then-Vice President Joe Biden, center, and then-Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., arrive in the Capitol Visitor Center for a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus, December 06, 2016. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call President-elect Joe Biden has picked Xavier Becerra to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services, The New York Times reported on Sunday. A former congressman from Los Angeles, Becerra has served as California's attorney general since 2017. Becerra is the first Latino to lead t...
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"My Grandfather voted a straight Democrat ticket this year."

"If he were still living, he never would have done that." Dov Fischer in a recent Spectator piece asked the question: "What kind of sore-losing idiot would suspect Democrats of voter fraud?"  He answered:A remarkably sensible, adequately intelligent, reasonably skeptical idiot — with a graduate degree in American history, who knows what Democrats in this country have done in previous elections. Democrat election fraud is so prevalent that we make jokes about it, and have for years.  New York'...
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Trump Says Giuliani Tested Positive For COVID-19 After Attending Crowded, Indoor Hearings

President Trump announced on Sunday that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who leads the sitting president’s flailing legal attempts at overturning election results, has tested positive for COVID-19. [email protected], by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus. Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Dec...
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Georgia voting manager says that refuting Trump's debunked election claims are a like a 'game of whack-a-mole'

Gabriel Sterling, the Voting System Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Gabriel Sterling, the voting system implementation manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office, said that President Donald Trump's debunked election claims were a "game of whack-a-mole" for state officials. "The president's statements are false," Sterling said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "They're disinformation. They're stoking anger and fear among his sup...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Nbc, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, US Senate, Sterling, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Raphael Warnock, Brian Kemp, Jessica McGowan Getty, David Perdue


With time close to running out, Brexit talks reach crunch stage

Sticking points between the two sides are still fisheries, fair competition and governanceIt seems like deja vu, yet another crunch week with talks centring on three issues: fisheries, fair competition and governance.But with key meeting of EU leaders at a council summit on Thursday, most are agreed there are only three or four days left to seal an agreement. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Regulators, Foreign Policy, Competition And Markets Authority, Brexit, Fishing Industry


Susan Collins' failed challenger Sara Gideon still has more than $14 million in unused campaign funds

House Speaker Sara Gideon, D- Freeport, a candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at a "Supper with Sara" campaign event at the Poulin-Turner Union Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Skowhegan, Maine. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty Sara Gideon, the former Maine House Speaker who ran a failed race against Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, has more than $14 million in unused campaign funds following her loss, CQ Roll Call reported. Gideon becomes one of a number of failed candidates who were successf...
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With time close to running out, Brexit talks remain at impasse

Sticking points between the two sides are still fisheries, fair competition and governanceIt seems like deja vu, yet another crunch week with talks centring on three issues: fisheries, fair competition and governance.But with key meeting of EU leaders at a council summit on Thursday, most are agreed there are only three or four days left to seal an agreement. Continue reading...
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Iranian missiles 'will be dealt with' if they get to Venezuela, Trump's envoy for Iran and Venezuela says

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at a military exercise in Charallave, Venezuela, February 10, 2019. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS Iran and Venezuela have grown closer in recent years, as both countries seek to counter the intense pressure campaign that the US has mounted against them. US officials have said that Iran's military presence in Venezuela is growing and that if Iranian missiles start to arrive in the South American country, then the US could step in. Visit Business I...
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Former soldier who pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghans and 7 other former troops and contractors are asking Trump for pardons

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, during an exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, August 23, 2011. Reuters/US Army At least eight former service members and Blackwater security guards convicted of war crimes have filed petitions seeking pardons or clemency from President Donald Trump. Among them is Robert Bales, a former Army staff sergeant who pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan men, women and children in 2012. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
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Birx says the vaccine is 'critical' to ending the pandemic, but it won't 'save us' from the impending COVID-19 surge

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said in an interview Sunday that the COVID-19 vaccine is "critical," but it wouldn't save Americans from the impending surge of COVID-19 infections. "Every state across this country needs to increase their mitigation, and every state needs to be critically informing their state population that the gatherings that we saw in Thank...
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Birx: Health Officials Still Have Their Hands Full Debunking Trump's Covid-19 'Myths'

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said she’s frustrated that viral covid-19 “myths” like those spread by the president and other high-profile politicians continue to undermine public perception about the severity of covid-19, even now eight months into the pandemic after the virus has…Read more...
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Will Warnock Gain Power To Inflict Injustice – Or Worse?

Georgia US Senate Race iStock-Ivan Burchak 1272194764.jpg Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Raphael Warnock is clearly an enemy of law-abiding Americans who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights. That much is clear. Just how bad he is, though, would shock many Second Amendment supporters. The Washington Free Beacon went into detail on his history of anti-Second Amendment extremism, and some of it defies common sense. Other parts of the agenda, though, are flat-out injustices, and a few even...
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GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy says that Trump 'in effect has conceded' by authorizing the presidential transition

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana). Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post/AFP via Getty Images GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy said Sunday that President Donald Trump had effectively conceded by signing off on the official transition with President-elect Joe Biden. "The president in effect has conceded when he ordered the General Services Administration to begin the transition," the Louisiana Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." Cassidy has acknowledged Biden as the president-elect, but said that Trump's...
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Trump announces that Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for COVID-19

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. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photos President Donald Trump announced Sunday that his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Giuliani has made a string of public appearances in recent days as the face of Trump's legal effort to overturn the results of the 2020 elec...
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Trump tactics to overturn election could have staying power

ATLANTA — Even after he exits the White House, President Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the legitimacy of the election and seeking to overturn the will of voters could have staying power. Trump’s tactics are already inspiring other candidates and have been embraced by a wide array of Republicans. Supporters include congressional candidates, state lawmakers, party chairs, conservative legal groups and appointees to previously little-known state vote-certification boards. The breadth of suppo...
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Breakthrough on fishing rights as Brexit talks hang in the balance

Terms on access to UK waters all but finalised, but Franco-German demand over EU laws remains an obstacleA major breakthrough has been made in Brexit negotiations on the rights of European fleets to fish in UK waters, EU sources said last night, leaving a Franco-German demand that Britain follow EU laws as the final hurdle to a historic trade and security deal.Sources in Brussels said the two sides had all but finalised terms on the level of access for EU boats to seas within the UK’s 200-mile e...
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Major breakthrough on fishing rights brings Brexit deal closer

Both sides all but finalise terms on access to UK waters leaving Franco-German demand over EU laws final hurdle to dealA major breakthrough has been made in the Brexit negotiations on the rights of European fleets to fish in UK waters, EU sources said last night, leaving a Franco-German demand that Britain follow EU laws as the final hurdle to a historic trade and security deal.Sources in Brussels said the two sides had all but finalised terms on the level of access for EU boats to seas within t...
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Netflix has 'no plans' to add disclaimer that The Crown is work of fiction

Statement comes after the UK culture secretary said he was going to write to company to request caveatNetflix has said it has no plans to add a disclaimer to The Crown stating that the hit series is a work of fiction, after the UK culture secretary said he was going to write to request such a caveat.In a statement on Saturday, Netflix said: “We have always presented The Crown as a drama and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical ...
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Theresa May's negotiator on EU tactics and her worst Brexit day

Analysis: Raoul Ruparel, who advised former PM on Europe, knows better than most what is needed to reach a dealRaoul Ruparel was Theresa May’s special adviser on Europe during the first round of Brexit negotiations.Here he talks negotiating tactics, strategies, how exhaustion in the room will play out and how the former prime minister recovered from the lowest point in negotiations when she was humiliated in Salzburg. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, International Trade, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Salzburg Continue, Raoul Ruparel


Stimulus and government funding talks will likely require an additional week for an agreement: report

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia speaks alongside bipartisan members of Congress as they announce a proposal for a COVID-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images A major spending bill and compromise COVID-19 relief legislation is finally within sight, but will probably take at least another week to iron out, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN. Stalled negotiations on Capitol Hill have delayed the legislation for months.  Two notable barriers betwe...
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