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Bill Barr can't erase his shameful legacy

Elie Honig writes that Attorney General Bill Barr deserves credit for refuting White House claims of election fraud, but that doesn't cancel out his dishonesty in service of Donald Trump. "No doubt, the Justice Department will recover, in time. But it will take many years to repair the deep damage that Barr has done."
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Barr, Bill Barr, Elie Honig




Trump's drug cards clear key hurdle following pressure from White House

A key panel blessed the president's promised drug-discount cards, surprising even some officials who worked on the plan.
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Deal or no deal: where is Brexit heading? – podcast

With talks ongoing between the EU and UK over the final Brexit trade deal, the clock is running down and the January deadline is looming. Daniel Boffey explains what is at stakeMore than four years after the EU referendum that set it all in motion, the Brexit talks are finally coming to a conclusion ahead of the final 31 December deadline and still there are disagreements to be resolved. If a deal can’t be reached in the next two weeks, the UK faces stark economic consequences.The Guardian’s Bru...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit, Trade Policy, Ursula von der Leyen, Anushka Asthana, Michel Barnier, Daniel Boffey


See what George Conway thinks about Trump's refusal to concede

George Conway, conservative lawyer and former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband, discusses President Trump's refusal to concede after the Electoral College made Joe Biden's win official.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Stories, Trump, Electoral College, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway


'The people prevailed': Biden addresses nation as electoral college affirms victory - as it happened

California seals the presidency, awarding its 55 votes to BidenThe tragic story of America’s 300,000 lost to coronavirus in numbersNew York ICU nurse one of the first to get coronavirus vaccineWisconsin court rejects Trump’s attempt to overturn Biden’s victoryElectors meet in four states to cast votes for presidentTrump reverses plan to give White House officials vaccineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.21am GMT From me and Joan E Greve: 1.08am GMT Lamar Ale...
Tags: California, White House, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Tennessee, Courts, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Lamar Alexander, US elections 2020, Joan E Greve


'The people prevailed': Biden addresses nation as electoral college affirms victory - live

California seals the presidency, awarding its 55 votes to BidenThe tragic story of America’s 300,000 lost to coronavirus in numbersNew York ICU nurse one of the first to get coronavirus vaccineWisconsin court rejects Trump’s attempt to overturn Biden’s victoryElectors meet in four states to cast votes for presidentTrump reverses plan to give White House officials vaccineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.21am GMT From me and Joan E Greve: 1.08am GMT Lamar Ale...
Tags: California, White House, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Tennessee, Courts, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Lamar Alexander, US elections 2020, Joan E Greve


Biden said 'democracy prevailed' after Electoral College vote affirms his win, responding forcefully to Trump's failed attempts to overturn the results of the election

President-elect Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden said "democracy prevailed" after winning the Electoral College vote, acknowledging Trump's failed attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Trump and other GOP officials have lost more than three dozen election-related lawsuits filed in six states since Election Day, Business Insider's Sonam Sheth and Jacob Shamsian reported. Trump has not yet conceded the 2020 election. Last month, the president to...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Electoral College, Jacob Shamsian, Trump Pence, 2020 Election, Aaron Rupar


It’s Good To Be The King’s Lawyer: Giuliani Details ‘Celebrity’ COVID Treatment

We now know, via Rudy G. himself, how much he owes to President Trump for his lux COVID-19 treatment. “Dr. Trump, he was very confident in it,” Rudy Giuliani said in an appearance on his video podcast, Common Sense, released Friday, referring to the scarce and experimental treatment that he received. Days after being released from Georgetown University hospital, Giuliani provided on the podcast more detail than he has before about his velvet-rope COVID treatment. Special attention from the Wh...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, White House, New York City, New Hampshire, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Ccp, Andrew, Conley, Georgetown University, Regeneron, Rudy G, Maria Ryan


WH Feigns Selflessness Before Admitting Some Staff Will Still Get Early Vaccine Access

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tried to spin President Trump’s denial of reports that senior White House officials would be among the first to get access to COVID-19 vaccines into an act of selflessness during an interview on Fox News Monday afternoon. Hours after Pfizer began shipping out the vaccine on Sunday, the New York Times and Bloomberg reported that Trump and senior White House officials — who’ve repeatedly downplayed the severity of the pandemic and have thrown several ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, White House, Bloomberg, New York Times, Fox News, Pfizer, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, HARRIS FAULKNER, Situation Room, Kayleigh McEnany, McEnany, Trump Tweets


Trump Announces Barr’s Resignation

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr is resigning. …Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General. Highly respected Richard Donoghue will be taking over the duties of Deputy Attorney General. Thank you to all! pic.twitter.com/V5sqOJT9PM — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2020 Trump appended to the tweet an obsequious letter from Barr, dated Monday, in which he confirmed his resign...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, Ukraine, Chicago, Gop, Middle East, Nevada, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Doj, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Flynn


Its Time To Cast Your Vote For The Duke Of Dukes

Alas, Michele Bachmann’s unhinged diatribes about  terrorist Muslims infiltrating the U.S. government could not top Dinesh D’Souza’s batshit. Mark Sanford’s romantic adventures were deemed by readers to be no match for Dick Cheney shooting his buddy in the face — and then forcing said buddy to apologize for Cheney having shot him in the face. And so, the people have spoken: Dinesh and Dick advance to the Round of 16. The play-ins are over and we now have our tournament is set. The day has ar...
Tags: Chris Christie, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, Russia, Toronto, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ukraine


Russia Breached Update Server Used by 300,000 Organizations, Including the NSA (slashdot)

Sunday Reuters reported that "a sophisticated hacking group" backed by "a foreign government" has stolen information from America's Treasury Department, and also from "a U.S. agency responsible for deciding policy around the internet and telecommunications." The Washington Post has since attributed the breach to "Russian government hackers," and discovered it's "part of a global espionage campaign that stretches back months, according to people familiar with the matter." Officials were scramb...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington Post, Nsa, White House, Russia, National Security Council, State Department, National Security Agency, Reuters, Dmitri Alperovitch, EditorDavid, Executive Office of the President, America s Treasury Department, Pentagon State Department Justice Department NASA, Silverado Policy Accelerator


Recommendation: The Audiobook for Barack Obama’s A Promised Land

I read both of the excerpts from A Promised Land, Barack Obama’s memoir of his time in the White House: I’m Not Yet Ready to Abandon the Possibility of America from The Atlantic and A President Looks Back on His Toughest Fight in the New Yorker. I have also been listening to the audiobook version, read by Obama himself, over the last few days and if you’re at all interested in this book, I would suggest going with the audiobook. Here’s an excerpt of Obama reading the preface (and several more of...
Tags: Amazon, Obama, White House, America, Barack Obama, Atlantic, Alex Trebek, Jason Kottke, Desmond Tutu


Bill Barr's resignation letter heaps praise on Trump despite reports that the president was increasingly displeased with him

Attorney General William Barr listens during a discussion with state attorneys general on social media abuses hosted by President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner US Attorney General William Barr is stepping down on December 23, according to a resignation letter tweeted out by outgoing President Donald Trump. "Bill will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family," Trump said. The news come...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, Doj, Charles Davis, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani, Pittsburgh


Smartmatic Demands Fox News, Newsmax, OAN Retract Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theories or Else

Voting systems manufacturer Smartmatic has sent legal letters to conservative news network Fox News, as well as its ultra-right cousins Newsmax and One America News Network, demanding they retract coverage spinning baseless conspiracy theories about the company’s role in the 2020 elections or face legal action.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Voting, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Fox News, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, NewsMax, One America News Network, Voter Fraud, Smartmatic


Bipartisan group formally unveils legislative text for coronavirus relief plan

• The first Americans will get vaccinated today • It will take months before everyday people get the shots • Trump says he halted plan to immediately vaccinate White House staffers • Pfizer CEO says company on track to manufacture 1.3 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses globally next year
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The GOP's 'outrageous' effort to overturn the election cements its status as 'a willing party to authoritarianism'

Donald Trump, then the Republican presidential candidate, with two of his children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, in 2016. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Republican Party engaged in a brazen and unprecedented effort this year to ignore the will of the voters, overthrow a free and fair election, and install its preferred candidate in power. Had the party succeeded in its efforts, most recently via a longshot Texas Supreme Court case, "that would have ended" US democracy, said Jason Stanle...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Putin, Vladimir Putin, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Fbi


The GOP's 'outrageous' effort to overturn the election and its deference to Trump cements its status as 'a willing party to authoritarianism'

Donald Trump, then the Republican presidential candidate, with two of his children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, in 2016. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Republican Party engaged in a brazen and unprecedented effort this year to ignore the will of the voters, overthrow a free and fair election, and install its preferred candidate in power. Had the party succeeded in its efforts, most recently via a longshot Texas Supreme Court case, "that would have ended" US democracy, said Jason Stanle...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Putin, Vladimir Putin, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Analysis, Fbi, Gop


Election Fraud!

Send this to the most insane people you know. They’ll get it. You won’t get it, because you trust the Fake news!! It comes from one of my favorite Wall Street strategists, Michael Cembalest at JPMorgan Asset Management – his guide to understanding the massive wave of election fraud that’s currently threatening our democracy. I urge you take this seriously before the pizza parlor baby-eaters take ov...The post Election Fraud! appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
Tags: Politics, Finance, JPMorgan Asset Management, Michael Cembalest


US elections: Biden gains 270 electoral college votes to cement his presidential victory - live

The tragic story of America’s 300,000 lost to coronavirus in numbersNew York ICU nurse one of the first to get coronavirus vaccineWisconsin court rejects Trump’s attempt to overturn Biden’s victoryElectors meet in four states to cast votes for presidentTrump reverses plan to give White House officials vaccineSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.11pm GMT Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican of Missouri, is yet another Republican to break with the president by – accuratel...
Tags: Senate, White House, US, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Missouri, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Roy Blunt, William Barr, US elections 2020


Trump's 'maximum pressure' on Iran started a game of chicken that Biden can't afford to keep playing

Reuters/Raheb Homavandi The Trump administration is rushing to impose new sanctions on Iran before leaving office, while Iran is poised to expand nuclear enrichment and stop nuclear inspections in the first few weeks of the new year. President-elect Joe Biden can gut Trump's "maximum pressure" and restore US credibility in short order, but he should resist calls to hold out for a broader deal with Iran, writes Defense Priorities fellow Geoff LaMear. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Politics, Opinion, Israel, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, United States, Biden, Tehran, Sanctions, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, International Atomic Energy Agency


Trump's election lawsuits repeatedly tried to throw out votes in areas where Black voters live

A protest in Philadelphia, where President Donald Trump has repeatedly sued to disqualify votes. AP Photo/John Minchillo The election lawsuits filed by President Donald Trump and his allies repeatedly went after places where disproportionate numbers of Black voters live. In lawsuit documents and in rhetoric, Trump went after diverse cities in battleground states. He didn't challenge other areas that voted by the same rules. Republicans have a history of making it harder for people of color...
Tags: Dane, Politics, Usa, Texas, Voting, News, Supreme Court, Milwaukee, Race, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Analysis


'I've had enough': Rep. Paul Mitchell leaves the GOP and becomes an Independent, decrying Trump's efforts to overturn the presidential election

Rep. Paul Mitchell. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File GOP Rep. Paul Mitchell announced on Monday that he is walking away from the Republican Party and becoming an Independent, according to CNN. "As elected members of Congress, we take an oath to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States,' not to preserve and protect the political interests of any individual, be it the president or anyone else, to the detriment of our cherished nation," he wrote in a letter declaring his party chan...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Constitution, Michigan, Paul Mitchell, Republican Party, Donald Trump


Biden officially earns over 270 Electoral College votes, cementing his victory over Trump

  President-elect Joe Biden has officially earned over 270 Electoral College votes from the presidential electors voting around the country on Monday.  Slates of presidential electors are meeting in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to formally cast their votes. Monday's vote brings an end to nearly six weeks of efforts by Trump and his allies to subvert and even invalidate election results that Biden won through lawsuits and court challenges.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, California, Senate, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Maine, Hawaii, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, US Senate


Trump announces Attorney General William Barr will be leaving the Justice Department before Christmas

President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump announced Monday that Attorney General William Barr will be leaving the Justice Department before Christmas. Barr was described by some legal scholars as acting more like the president's personal defense lawyer than the US's chief law enforcement officer. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Associated Press, Bill, Republican


William Barr steps down as Trump's attorney general

Barr had dismissed Trump’s claims of significant voter fraudCritics said he made justice department tool of White HouseThe US attorney general, William Barr, has stepped down from the Trump administration, despite long being seen as a loyalist to the president and who faced accusations throughout his tenure that he had turned the Department of Justice (DoJ) into an obedient servant of the White House. Related: America's top cop is a rightwing culture warrior who hates disorder. What could go w...
Tags: White House, US, America, US news, US politics, Trump, Barr, Department of Justice DOJ, Trump Administration, William Barr, US elections 2020, Lloyd Green Continue


Rep. Fudge Opens Up About HUD Secretary Nomination

In her first wide-ranging interview discussing her nomination by President-elect of the United States Joe Biden to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) describes what she sees as the priorities of her role in leading the Department in a discussion with the editor of independent news outlet The 19th. While originally eyeing the job of Secretary of Agriculture in the new administration, that job ultimately went to ...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Joe Biden, United States, Agriculture, Hud, Biden, U.S. department of agriculture, Tom Vilsack, FHA, Federal Housing Administration, Electoral College, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Keisha Lance Bottoms


Hear about Trump's plan after Electoral College vote

President Donald Trump's attacks on the 2020 presidential election will continue even after the Electoral College affirms President-elect Joe Biden won, according to a White House adviser. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Electoral College, Jim Acosta


WH adviser: Trump looking at 'long shot' challenge in Congress

President Donald Trump's attacks on the 2020 presidential election will continue even after the Electoral College affirms President-elect Joe Biden won, according to a White House adviser. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, WH, Electoral College, Jim Acosta



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