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Pfizer Declines Invitation To White House ‘Vaccine Summit’

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has vowed to keep the company's COVID-19 vaccine development "out of politics."
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Surf's up! Obama spotted golfing on Oahu, state orders COVID-19 vaccine, Maui prosecutor removed from office, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kohl Christensen dropping in on a giant messy wave at Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu. File photo via Facebook PC:@michaelclarkphoto Warning-level surf expected into Monday. The National Weather Service in Honolulu said the warning will be in effect until 6 p.m. Monday for the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai and the north-facing shores of Maui. Hawaii News Now.Pipe Masters could get green light Tuesday. A high surf warning is in effect for most of the state’s ...
Tags: Travel, National Weather Service, Obama, Barack Obama, Hawaii, Arizona, Associated Press, Pfizer, Kim, Kilauea, Alm, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education


A second US judge just ruled to block the Trump administration's attempt to ban TikTok

Reuters A second US judge issued an injunction blocking the US Commerce Department from banning the mobile video app TikTok.  US District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington issued the injunction more than a month after a Pennsylvania judge delivered a similar ruling.  In September, Nichols also separately blocked the Commerce Department from banning Apple's and Google's app stores from offering TikTok for downloads by new users.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WASHINGTO...
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Trump is hosting a 'vaccine summit' to discuss the 'success' of Operation Warp Speed. The governors of Florida and Texas will join, Moderna and Pfizer declined the invite.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House Senior administration officials revealed details of President Donald Trump's December 8 "vaccine summit" during a call Monday evening. At the summit, Trump will sign an executive order stating the US would provide vaccines to Americans before aiding other nations. Moderna and Pfizer declined invitations to the summit. Administration officials said the companies did not think it would be "appropr...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, White House, US, Trends, UPS, New York Times, Healthcare, The Times, Fox News, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Times, Donald Trump


Trump administration refused offer to buy millions more Pfizer vaccine doses

Decision could delay the delivery of a second batch until the manufacturer meets its orders for other countriesThe Trump administration passed up a chance last summer to buy millions of additional doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, a decision that could delay the delivery of a second batch of doses until the manufacturer fulfills other international contracts.The revelation, first reported by the New York Times and confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday, came a day before Donald Trump a...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, New York Times, Associated Press, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Coronavirus


Pentagon adviser who resigned after Trump's purge speaks out

Steve Blank, a member of the Defense Business Board, resigned in protest after the White House's purge of the board members and replacing them with Trump loyalists.
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Proposed Law Would Require Police Officers To Have Bachelor’s Degree Or Be 25

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Tags: Politics, News, California, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sacramento County, California Highway Patrol, Sacramento Police Department, Police Officers, California Legislature, California Assembly, Assemblymember Reggie Jones Sawyer


Peter Navarro Becomes Latest Trump Official To Violate Hatch Act

The White House’s top trade advisor has now become the latest administration official to have violated the firewall between politics and government.  Peter Navarro repeatedly violated the Hatch Act over several months in 2020 with attacks against Joe Biden, the Office of Special Counsel said in a report released Monday . The Hatch Act, which Trump officials are famously fond of violating, is the decades-old law that prohibits federal employees from using their positions for political ...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, China, Jerusalem, Georgia, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Agriculture, Associated Press, Biden, North Carolina, Perdue, Fox Business Network, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


A New Bunker? Reports Hint Trump May Just Stay In FL For Holidays And Never Return

President Trump is reportedly considering a new but familiar place to bunker down in for the holidays as aides speculate whether the sitting president will leave the White House for the holidays — and never come back, according to CNN and the New York Times on Monday. CNN and the Times reported that there are plans for Trump to stay at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach over Christmas and New Year’s, but that staffers haven’t been given guidance beyond the President’s plans for holiday season...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Palm Beach, Electoral College, Lago, Mar-a-lago, Summer Concepcion


President Trump to hold White House COVID-19 summit as pressure mounts for FDA vaccine approval

The White House will host drug manufacturers, distributors and governors to discuss its $12-billion plan to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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California Assembly Gathers At Golden 1 Center To Start Work As Virus Surges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California lawmakers gathered indoors on Monday to carry out what they call their “essential” constitutional duty on the same day the government ordered more than 33 million people to stay home because of a surge of new coronavirus cases. The organizational session happened on the same day a new stay-at-home order took effect for the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, and five counties around the San Francisco Bay. The new rules were triggered due to dwindl...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sacramento County, Cbs, Atkins, Biden, San Francisco Bay, Capitol, Assembly, San Joaquin Valley, California Legislature


Donald Trump is willing to take COVID vaccine live on TV, White House official reveals

A White House official said Monday that President Donald Trump was willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine on TV - but he may not be the...
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Dominic Cummings gag voted Christmas cracker joke of the year

Gag about former No 10 adviser tops TV channel Gold’s top 10 list of seasonal gagsMoments of light relief have been hard to come by this year but the annual ranking of topical Christmas cracker jokes provides some, with the top spot taken by one that has a punchline featuring a Chris Rea song and Dominic Cummings.The TV channel Gold’s eighth annual ranking, which is chosen by a panel chaired by the comedy critic Bruce Dessau, was put to 2,000 voters who chose: “What is Dominic Cummings’ favourit...
Tags: Politics, Comedy, Christmas, UK News, Culture, Dominic Cummings, Chris Rea, Bruce Dessau


Biden picks retired US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to head the Pentagon. If confirmed, he'd be the first Black man to lead the Defense Department.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, addresses a crowd at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Arlington, Virginia, January 31, 2012. US Army President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US Army general to lead the Defense Department, according to multiple news reports. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary to lead the US military. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US...
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Biden picks a retired US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to head Pentagon. If confirmed, he'd be the first Black man to lead the Defense Department.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, addresses a crowd at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Arlington, Virginia, January 31, 2012. US Army President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US Army general to lead the Defense Department, according to multiple news reports. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary to lead the US military. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden has picked a retired US...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, Iraq, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Austin, New York Times, Middle East, United Nations, Army, Pentagon, Johnson


'Melania Antoinette': First lady faces backlash after unveiling tennis pavilion at the White House

Weeks before her family turns the White House over to President-elect Joe Biden, Melania Trump has announced that a new tennis pavilion...
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Trump to travel to Mar-a-Lago but aides unclear about final month in office

Where President Donald Trump decides to spend the final weeks of his presidency has become a matter of internal speculation as aides wonder whether he'll leave the White House for the holidays -- and never return.
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Congress will try to buy more time for stimulus negotiations by voting on a one-week extension of government funding until December 18

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced the chamber would vote on a one-week extension of government funding to buy more time for relief negotiations. "I am disappointed that we have not yet reached agreement on government funding," Hoyer said on Monday. Congress is aiming to attach a coronavirus relief bill to the must-pass spending package this month. The ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Economy, Policy, House, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, Donald Trump, Stimulus, Unemployment Insurance


Trump pledged to stop 'endless wars' but his airstrikes in Afghanistan increased civilian deaths by 330% since 2016

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump makes an unannounced visit to U.S. troops at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan Reuters Civilian deaths from airstrikes in Afghanistan rose drastically during the Trump era, according to a new study from Brown University's Costs of War project.  "The number of civilians killed by international airstrikes increased about 330 percent from 2016, the last full year of the Obama Administration, to 2019," the study said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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White House coronavirus task force members are split over California's latest stay-at-home orders, with Fauci and Giroir disagreeing over what the science says

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wears a protective mask during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 19, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images White House coronavirus task force officials publicly disagreed on Monday over California's new stay-at-home orders. Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that the state didn't have "any choice...
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Members of the White House coronavirus task force are split on whether California's stay-at-home orders are backed up by science

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wears a protective mask during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 19, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images White House coronavirus task force officials publicly disagreed on Monday over California's new stay-at-home orders. Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that the state didn't have "any choice...
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Brexit: MPs vote down Lords amendments to internal market bill – as it happened

Latest updates: move to remove clause allowing UK to break international law is rejected in Commons voteJohnson and Von der Leyen to meet in bid to resolve stalemateNo 10 offers to drop internal market bill clauses if EU deal agreedWhat happens if the UK and EU fail to agree a Brexit deal?What is the ratchet clause and could it sink the Brexit talks?‘Boris Johnson’s lustre has faded’: European media dissect painful talks 10.13pm GMT That’s it from me, Nadeem Badshah, signing off for the nigh...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Wales, France, Scotland, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen


Pfizer, Moderna decline White House's 'Vaccine Summit' invitation

Vaccine developers Pfizer and Moderna on Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's invitation to attend a White House "Vaccine Summit."
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Melania Trump faces backlash after revealing new White House tennis pavilion

First lady’s announcement sparked a slew of Twitter responses including a terse ‘282,345’ from Washington DC journalist David Corn
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Georgia upholds Biden's win as US approaches 15m coronavirus cases - live

Raffensperger: ‘We counted three times and results remain unchanged’US death toll at 283,211 and continues to climbFauci: ‘The middle of January could be a really dark time’Biden prepares for Republicans try to block cabinet picksTrump: Rudy Giuliani has coronavirusSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.30pm GMT That’s it from me for now. My west coast colleague, Maanvi Singh, will take over the blog for the next few hours.Here’s where the day stands so far: 9.13pm ...
Tags: White House, US, Georgia, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Pfizer, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Maanvi Singh, Stéphane Bancel, Albert Bourla, Raffensperger


Trump says 'Rudy's doing well' after Giuliani taken to hospital with Covid

Trump: ‘No temperature … he called me earlier this morning’White House declines to release information on Giuliani’s statusGeorgia upholds Joe Biden’s victory – US politics liveDonald Trump has said that the former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was admitted to hospital on Sunday after being diagnosed with Covid-19, was “doing well” with the virus. Related: Armed pro-Trump protesters gather outside Michigan elections chief's home Continue reading...
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The Trump administration reportedly rejected an offer from Pfizer for more COVID-19 vaccine doses, and now other countries might get them

Oil markets surged in the hours after Pfizer announced positive results from its coronavirus vaccine study. Dado Ruvic/Reuters The Trump administration declined an offer from Pfizer for more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in late summer, according to the New York Times.  The US might struggle to secure additional doses of the vaccine given Pfizer's commitments to other countries.  The Trump administration purchased 100 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine, but it's a two-dose treatment so it w...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Department of Health and Human Services, Trump Administration, Moderna, John Haltiwanger


Trump administration passed when Pfizer offered in summer to sell more coronavirus vaccine doses to U.S. — NYT

The administration of outgoing president Donald J. Trump passed when Pfizer approached the government in late summer and offered to sell more coronavirus vaccine doses to the United States, reports the New York Times on Monday. "Now Pfizer may not be able provide more of its vaccine to the United States until next June because of its commitments to other countries, they said." — Read the rest
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'And f*ck polar bears in particular.' — the Trump administration, basically

The administration of outgoing president Donald Trump on Monday proposed allowing oil and gas companies who are exploring for resources in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to disrupt polar bears living there. "The Trump administration seems determined to push polar bears further down the path to extinction before leaving office," Kristen Monsell, legal director of the Center for Biological Diversity's oceans program, told Reuters: The so-called "incidental harassment authorization" pro...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Earth, Nature, Wildlife, Polar Bears, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Center for Biological Diversity, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Kristen Monsell, Biological Diversity


Biden is now seriously considering a Black US Army general to lead the US military

US Army Gen. Lloyd Austin and US ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey visit service members on Thanksgiving in Iraq. Sgt. Caleb Barrieau President-elect Joe Biden is now seriously considering a retired US Army general as one of his frontrunners to lead the Defense Department, according to a Politico report. If confirmed, Austin would be the first Black defense secretary in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden is now seriously considering a retir...
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