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Trump called Operation Warp Speed a success after Pfizer got emergency FDA authorization, though the company did not take federal money for research or development

Getty President Donald Trump praised Operation Warp Speed after the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency authorization for Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine.  "We have given Pfizer and other companies a great deal of money, hoping this would be the outcome, and it was," Trump said.  Pfizer received close to $2 billion for manufacturing and distribution, but unlike the other companies, it took no money for research or development.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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Republican congressman rips Texas GOP for suggesting secession and says 'my guy Abraham Lincoln and the Union soldiers already told you no'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who represents Illinois' 16th District, said in a tweet the Texas GOP should immediately delete their statement. Associated Press Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Friday criticized the Texas GOP for floating the idea of secession after the Supreme Court rejected a bid to overturn the results of the presidential election. In a statement, the Texas GOP chairman suggested that "law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Trends, Gop, Republican Party, Illinois, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Abraham Lincoln, Republican Party of Texas, Allen West, Adam Kinzinger, Texas GOP, Kinzinger


Coronavirus live news: US vaccinations to begin 'in 24 hours' after FDA approves Pfizer jab

Trump hails rollout of immunisation program; UK coronavirus hospitalisations increase; WHO warns number of deaths surgingFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UK California’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalizations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.21am GMT Hi everyone, it is Naaman Zhou here on the blog. Thanks to my colleague Michael McGowan for all his work today. Australia’s acting chief medical off...
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Coronavirus live news: US regulator approves emergency use of Pfizer vaccine, Trump says

UK coronavirus hospitalisations increase; indoor dining restrictions reinstated in New York; WHO warns number of deaths surgingFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UK California’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalizations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.24am GMT The FDA’s statement explains the Pfizer vaccine is administered as a series of two doses, three weeks apart. Available safety data to support ...
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'You cannot, at the same time, love America and hate democracy': Sen. Chris Murphy rips into GOP colleagues supporting Trump's failed efforts to overturn election

AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File "You cannot, at the same time, love America and hate democracy," Sen. Chris Murphy said in a speech on the Senate floor, shaming Republicans for pursuing efforts to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 election. Murphy's speech came hours before the US Supreme Court threw out the Texas attorney general's long-shot lawsuit seeking to determine other states' election results. At least two-thirds of House Republicans coalesced behind the suit. "Voters,...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Senate, America, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Connecticut, US Senate, Republican Party, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Election 2020


The Texas GOP had a fit after the Supreme Court rejected their bid to flip the election in Trump's favor, and now they're hinting at secession

Texas GOP Chairman Allen West suggested some states "should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution." Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images The Republican Party of Texas decried the US Supreme Court decision to reject a bid by some states to overturn the results of the presidential election. The case, which was brought by Texas and joined by other Republican-led states, sought to overturn the results in four states won by President-elect Joe Bide...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Trends, Joe Biden, West, Gop, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Election 2020, Republican Party of Texas, Allen West


Covid: US drugs agency FDA approves Pfizer vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration gave its approval late on Friday after White House pressure.
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Coronavirus live news: Mexico approves Pfizer vaccine; Australia pins hopes on Oxford trials

UK coronavirus hospitalisations increase; indoor dining restrictions reinstated in New York; WHO warns number of deaths surgingFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UK California’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalizations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.53am GMT South Korea reported 950 new coronavirus cases as of Friday midnight, the highest daily count since the peak of 909 cases reported on 29 Febru...
Tags: South Korea, UK, New York, Science, Australia, Mexico, White House, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, New Zealand, Who, Pfizer, Cook Islands, Reuters, Mark Brown


Coronavirus live news: Brazil investigates reinfection; Australia pins hopes on Oxford vaccine

UK coronavirus hospitalisations increase; indoor dining restrictions reinstated in New York; WHO warns number of deaths surgingFDA chief urged by White House to approve Pfizer vaccine ‘or quit’Scientists warn against Christmas gatherings in UK California’s ICU beds near capacity as hospitalizations hit recordSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.25am GMT Mexican health regulator Cofepris has approved the emergency use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said o...
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The US Supreme Court rejects GOP bid to overturn the 2020 election

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at an event on "protecting seniors with diabetes" in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The US Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Texas and other Republican-led states to overturn the 2020 election. In an opinion issued Friday, the court said Texas lacked standing and had not demonstrated a right to interfere in how other states administer their elections. The effort to throw out the vote in Pennsy...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Nbc, Law, Washington, US, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, Tennessee, Connecticut, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Michigan, Republican


The US Supreme Court rejects Texas' longshot bid to overturn the 2020 election

Getty The US Supreme Court on Friday rejected a brazen request from Texas and other Republican-led states to overturn the election results in four states: Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. The high court said in its opinion that Texas lacked standing to bring the case and had not proven it had a right to interfere in how other states administer their elections. In addition to 17 Republican attorneys general, a majority of House Republicans filed an amicus brief supporting Te...
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Data Shows Virus Now Picking Up Steam After In-Person Thanksgiving Gatherings

With some Americans now paying the price for what they did over Thanksgiving and falling sick with COVID-19, health officials are warning people — begging them, even — not to make the same mistake during the Christmas and New Year’s season. “It’s a surge above the existing surge,” said Ali Mokdad, a professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. “Quite honestly, it’s a warning sign for all of us.” Across the country, contact tracers and emergency room doctors ar...
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Report: Biden to ‘Move Quickly Against Guns’

Joe Biden is poised to launch new attacks on Second Amendment rights the day he is sworn into office, reports suggest. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Incoming President-elect Joe Biden “plans to move quickly against guns, adding the issue to his list of first executive orders,” the Washington Examiner is reporting, citing remarks from Stef Feldman, national policy director of Biden's presidential campaign. Feldman reportedly said Biden will “make big, bold changes through executive action, not just...
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A Cybersecurity Policy Agenda

The Aspen Institute’s Aspen Cybersecurity Group — I’m a member — has released its cybersecurity policy agenda for the next four years. The next administration and Congress cannot simultaneously address the wide array of cybersecurity risks confronting modern society. Policymakers in the White House, federal agencies, and Congress should zero in on the most important and solvable problems. To that end, this report covers five priority areas where we believe cybersecurity policymakers should focus...
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Coronavirus live updates: Authorization of Pfizer vaccine expected Friday night; FDA chief disputes reports that White House threatened job

The FDA is trying to issue an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine Friday evening, a source familiar with the process told USA TODAY.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Take that, Grinch: Burbank choir, orchestra to livecast a musical wave of holiday cheer on Sunday

The choir that will be shown virtual while the orchestra plays on Sunday in Sun Valley. (Photo courtesy Mary Anderson-Harris) Joe Stone plays with the Village Socially Distant Orchestra during a final rehearsal Thursday night before their free Jingle All the Way performance Sunday afternoon. The group will perform the free concert with a 75+ person virtual choir from 4:30p to 7p at Village Christian School in Sun Valley.(photo by Andy Holzman) Sound The gallery will resume in sec...
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Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer vaccine authorization expected Friday night; FDA chief disputes reports that White House threatened job

The FDA is trying to issue an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine Friday evening. Latest COVID-19 news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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White House threatened FDA chief's job over Pfizer vaccine: report - Business Insider

Dr. Stephen Hahn denied the report, telling Business Insider that "this is an untrue representation of the phone call with the Chief of Staff."
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House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy signed onto Texas' long-shot lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 election results in 4 battleground states

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy weekly news conference in Washington Reuters House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday added his name to an amicus brief that backs a long-shot lawsuit initiated in Texas to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory in four key states. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, accusing them of making changing their election procedures without state legislative approval in violation of Article II...
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2 fake states are trying to join the Supreme Court case to throw out votes in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

People participate in a "Stop the Steal" protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court in support of U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., December 8, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott Two states that do not exist are trying to join a Supreme Court case to invalidate votes in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. The lawyer for "New California" and "New Nevada," told Insider his "new states in waiting" have an "absolute right" to intervene in the case. The lawsuit to overturn votes wa...
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‘Google Has Stifled Competition’: California Joins Federal Antitrust Case Against Search Giant

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) — California is seeking to join the Justice Department in its antitrust lawsuit against Google parent Alphabet Inc., one of the state’s largest businesses. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the motion to join the case in federal court on Friday. “By using exclusionary business agreements to dominate the market, Google has stifled competition and rigged the advertising market,” Becerra said. We’re moving to join a lawsuit against @Google for violating federal anti...
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Southern California ICU bed availability falls again, to 6.2%

Intensive-care bed capacity at Southern California hospitals fell to 6.2% on Friday, Dec. 11, according to state officials, down from 7.7% the day prior. Related Articles LA County surpasses 500,000 coronavirus cases, and December already passed November Disneyland resort will close on Christmas Day for first time in decades Take that, Grinch: Burbank choir, orchestra to livecast a musical wave of holiday cheer on Sunday...
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ATTN:, Barack Obama Take Instagram Users on a Tour of A Promised Land

ATTN: and former President Barack Obama are joining forces again, this time on a five-part social series to highlight significant moments and themes from Obama's new book, A Promised Land. The series was created and produced by ATTN: in unique formats that are custom-made to be experienced via Instagram's feed, short-form Reels videos and Stories....
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LA County surpasses 500,000 coronavirus cases, and December already passed November

Less than two weeks in, Los Angeles County has already recorded more coronavirus cases in December than in any other month. New data reported Friday, Dec. 11, showed no signs that the current surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths could slow any time soon. The total number of cases reported in the county surpassed the 500,000-mark on Friday, hitting 501,635. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Friday reported 13,815 new cases, the highest jump in a single day since the beginning...
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LA County has already recorded more coronavirus cases in December than any other month

Less than two weeks in, Los Angeles County has already recorded more coronavirus cases in December than in any other month. New data reported Friday, Dec. 11, showed no signs that the current surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths could slow any time soon. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Friday reported 13,815 new cases, the highest jump in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic. And the spike brought the total number reported so far in December to 100,716. Until n...
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Disneyland resort will close on Christmas Day for first time in decades

The annual tradition of trying to figure out when Disneyland will close its gate because of holiday crowds between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day won’t take place in 2020 because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Downtown Disney and the partially reopened Disney California Adventure will be closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, along with the gates of Disneyland and the doors of Disney’s three Anaheim hotels. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every wee...
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White House told FDA chief to approve Pfizer vaccine or resign, reports say – live

Stephen Hahn reportedly received ultimatum from Trump chief of staffReport: FDA will issue authorization for Pfizer vaccine tonightCuomo announces indoor dining banned in New York CityStates targeted in election fraud lawsuit condemn ‘bogus claims’Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.03pm GMT Devin Nunes, the Republican congressman from California, has tested positive for coronavirus.Nunes, an ardent supporter of Donald Trump, reportedly broke the news during an int...
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Newsom taps new senior staff amid COVID-19 backlash

By Kathleen Ronayne | The Associated Press California Gov. Gavin Newsom is adding seasoned political operatives after recent departures to his inner circle as he enters the second half of his term amid a difficult stretch of the pandemic and as he tries to overcome recent political stumbles. Newsom on Friday named Dee Dee Myers, a former Warner Bros. executive and White House press secretary, as director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. She joins Jim DeBoo, a Califo...
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White House threatens FDA chief’s job over vaccine approval

By Jonathan Lemire, Darlene Superville and Matthew Perrone | The Associated Press White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Friday pressed Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn to grant an emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine by the end of the day or face possible firing, two administration officials said. The vaccine produced by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech won a critical endorsement Thursday from an FDA panel of outside advisers, and signoff fr...
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