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Google is reportedly about to get hit this week with a second major antitrust lawsuit - this time from states accusing the company of designing its search engine to hurt rivals

CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach A bipartisan group of state attorneys general is planning to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google this week, Politico reported on Tuesday evening. The suit is expected to accuse Google of designing its search engine to favor its own specialized search products over the specialized search tools of competitors, according to Politico. This latest legal challenge follows a rece...
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A week after Brandon Bernard's execution and multiple attempts to persuade Trump to stop others, dozens of members of Congress are asking Biden to end the federal death penalty

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Susan Walsh/AP Dozens of members of Congress have called on President-elect Joe Biden to abolish the death penalty in all jurisdictions on his first day in office, CNN reported.  The call comes after the execution of Brandon Bernard during a presidential lame-duck period.  Activists had previously called on President Donald Trump to halt Bernard's execution, as well as other scheduled during...
Tags: Politics, Fcc, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Cnn, United States, Death Penalty, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Bernard, Wilmington Del, Pressley, Susan Walsh


Trump reportedly asked his lawyers if he could personally appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden before leaving office

President Donald Trump at the White House on November 26. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump is considering personally appointing a special counsel in the waning weeks of his presidency to investigate Hunter Biden, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Trump consulted the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows; the White House counsel, Pat Cipollone; and others on the possibility of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the son of President-elect Joe Biden. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Attorney General, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Rosen, Barr, Mark Meadows


Trump reportedly asked his lawyer if he could personally appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden before leaving office

President Trump is seen at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump is considering personally appointing a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden in the waning weeks of his presidency, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Trump consulted White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, and others on the possibility of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Biden, whose business dealings in Ukraine...
Tags: Politics, News, Attorney General, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap, Fbi, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Ex-cop followed and pulled a gun on an air-conditioning repairman who he falsely accused of voter fraud, prosecutors allege

A Texas man is accused of assaulting an air-conditioning repair technician that he falsely accused of harvesting ballots for voter fraud. Pramote Polyamate via Getty Images An ex-cop in Houston was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being accused of taking part in a vigilante scheme to uncover voter fraud in Texas. The man, Mark Anthony Aguirre, is accused by police of assaulting an air-conditioning repair technician who he falsely believed was harvesting fr...
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No mask, no mic: Pelosi installs new rule requiring masks for lawmakers speaking on House floor and withdrawing recognition from those who speak without a mask

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press briefing on November 20, 2020. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that members would be required to keep their mask on while addressing the floor. A July mandate applied to the chamber but did not explicitly extend to the house floor.  The mandate comes as the US death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 300,000, and as 15 members of the House and Senate have tested positive for COVID-19...
Tags: Politics, Senate, US, Trends, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Brian Monahan, Sarah Gray, Coronavirus, COVID, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mask Mandate, NICHOLAS KAMM AFP, Getty Images On Tuesday House


John F. Kennedy's former Washington, DC home just sold for $4.2 million. Look inside the 220-year-old brick house with a private rooftop terrace.

Hank Walker/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images; Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty; Ruobing Su/Business Insider A Washington, DC home where President John F. Kennedy once lived just sold to an unknown buyer for $4.2 million, Lyllah Ledesma reported for Mansion Global. The three-bedroom Federal-style brick home in the historic and affluent Georgetown neighborhood hit the market in February with an asking price of $4.65 million. Before he was president, with his siste...
Tags: Real Estate, Politics, Washington, Massachusetts, Trends, Features, Getty Images, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, John F. Kennedy, Zillow, Kennedy, Luxury Real Estate, Georgetown, Sotheby, Richard Foster


Top Trump aide Derek Lyons to leave White House this month

White House staff secretary Derek Lyons, one of President Trump's closest aides, is leaving his job later this month, a White House...
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Two council members joining the LA City Council focus their efforts on homelessness

A newcomer, Nithya Raman, and a veteran politician, Mark Ridley-Thomas, were part of a slate of seven Los Angeles City Council members sworn into a fresh term Tuesday, Dec. 15, and both trained their attention on homelessness by issuing several motions aimed at tackling the issue. Raman, who previously ran a nonprofit, attended her first Los Angeles City Council meeting on Tuesday, after beating incumbent David Ryu in a runoff race in November to represent the 4th Council District. Ridley-Thomas...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Homeless, Council, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Board of Supervisors, South Los Angeles, Raman


How followers of the baseless conspiracy theory pumped up a message all the way to the White House

It started with a Tweet from a QAnon supporter at 2:09 in the morning: #SubpoenaObama.
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Valley Assemblyman Gabriel takes on leadership role, marking quick rise for second-term lawmaker

San Fernando Valley-based lawmaker Jesse Gabriel has been appointed to a leadership position in the state Assembly. Gabriel, a Democrat from Woodland Hills, will serve as the majority whip, helping to move through the Democratic Caucus’s legislative goals, and work with Speaker Anthony Rendon. He is taking over a position previously held by Todd Gloria, who was sworn-in last week as the mayor of San Diego. He said this was a “critical moment” and that he was eager to work with fellow lawmakers t...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Biden, Lapd, Assembly, Gabriel, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Rendon, Democratic Caucus


Biden to name Gina McCarthy to top domestic climate job

President-elect Joe Biden will name Gina McCarthy as his White House climate czar, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN, making the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency his top domestic climate coordinator.
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More Biden cabinet picks emerge as McConnell acknowledges victory – as it happened

Biden reportedly selects Jennifer Granholm and others for administrationMitch McConnell: ‘The electoral college has spoken’White House still refuses to accept Biden’s winBiden taps Pete Buttigieg for transportation chiefBiden rebukes Trump after electoral college victorySign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.07am GMT That’s all from me. Thanks for sticking with us. 12.48am GMT Can the Radical Left “steal” an election you haven’t conceded? This seems notable… A Tr...
Tags: White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, McConnell, Jennifer Granholm, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020, Coronavirus


Kamala Harris applauds Mitch McConnell for accepting election results and speaking with Biden but said it would have 'been better if it were earlier'

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware on November 24, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photos Vice President-elect Kamala Harris "applauded" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for speaking with President-elect Joe Biden, Harris said she wished that the conversation between Biden and McConnell happened earlier, "but it hap...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Abc, Senate, White House, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Mitch McConnell, Good Morning America, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump


Georgia Is Finally on Facebook’s Mind as Senate Runoff Elections Draw Nearer

Facebook finally responded to criticism that its indefinite ban on political ads was negatively impacting campaign efforts tor the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia. Google lifted its ad ban last week, but Facebook's had remained in place since being imposed Oct. 27, much to the chagrin of the campaigns for the two Democratic challengers...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Senate, Advertising, Georgia, Social Pro Daily, Georgia Google


Coronavirus live news: Trump will 'absolutely' encourage Americans to take Covid vaccine, says press secretary

One in four people globally may not get vaccines until 2022; EU likely to approve vaccine within days; Canada signs deal to accelerate Moderna vaccine deliveriesUK medical journals call for tighter Christmas rulesHow Covid changed science foreverSouth Korea: how early Covid competence gave way to second waveVaccines roll out of Pfizer plant in US but Trump not taking it yet 11.28pm GMT The US president, Donald Trump, will “absolutely” encourage Americans to take Covid-19 vaccines and will r...
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White House security official recovering but struggling with severe case of Covid-19

The White House security director was offered support Tuesday by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, after a severe bout with Covid-19 left him hospitalized for three months.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejects left-wing calls to force Pelosi to hold a Medicare for All vote in exchange for her vote for the Speaker

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (L) performs a ceremonial swearing-in for US House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, (C) and family at the start of the 116th US Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 3, 2019. SAUL LOEB/Getty Images A handful of outspoken left-wing activists are pressuring progressive lawmakers to refuse to vote for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unless she holds the first floor vote on single-payer healthcare. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is publ...
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MPs say UK government strategy on Iran prisoners not working

Report says Foreign Office should formally declare detention of foreign nationals as ‘hostage taking’The UK should do more to constrain Iran by proscribing the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist group and formally describe the Iranian practice of detaining British dual nationals as state hostage taking, the all-party foreign affairs select committee has said.The report finds that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s current approach to seeking the release of detainee...
Tags: Politics, UK, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Tehran, Foreign Office, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office


Besides Oath Of Office, Nearly All Of Biden Inauguration Will Be Different Due To COVID

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in to office on the steps of the Capitol next month, Biden’s planning committee confirmed on Tuesday. The Presidential Inaugural Committee said in a statement Tuesday that Biden and Harris would be sworn in at the west side of the Capitol on Jan. 20, in a “historic ceremony that includes vigorous health and safety protocols,” in an  effort to curb the spread of coronavirus which continues to surge around the co...
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Grim Reaper Joins The Living

Senate Majority Leader Mitch “Grim Reaper” McConnell on Tuesday arrived on Planet Earth to congratulate Joe Biden as the President-elect during a floor speech on Tuesday, giving up his monthlong stint of being a quiet foot soldier in President Trump’s delusional efforts to undermine democracy. The acknowledgement came a day after the Electoral College sealed Biden’s victory. But, of course, before getting around to outright referring to Biden as President-elect, McConnell seemed to try to soft...
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Domino Effect: Romney Predicts More GOP Sens Will Publicly Accept Reality After McConnell

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Tuesday predicted that there will be a domino effect of more Republicans finally publicly acknowledging President-elect Joe Biden’s victory after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrived on Planet Earth to congratulate Biden during a floor speech, a day after the Electoral College sealed Biden’s victory. When asked whether Republicans will follow suit in recognizing Biden’s victory now that McConnell has done so — which follows the Senate majority leader...
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Small-town Republican mayors urge Congress to provide aid for local governments - but Mitch McConnell has dismissed such money as a 'blue-state bailout'

A nearly deserted town square in Woodstock, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images A group of 150 mayors is urging Congress to provide immediate financial assistance to local governments. "It is imperative that we have resources available through the stimulus package to effectively maintain city services and deploy the pending vaccines," Kyle Moore, the Republican mayor of Quincy, Illinois, said Tuesday. A recent survey of local leaders found the vast majority believed the federal government h...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Economy, Cities, Mitch McConnell, States, Louisiana, Great Lakes, Republican, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Gulf of Mexico


Small-town Republican mayors urge Congress to provide aid for local governments - while Mitch McConnell oppose money saying it will be a 'blue state bailout'

People stroll through a nearly-deserted town square in Woodstock, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images A group of 150 mayors is urging Congress to provide immediate financial assistance to local governments. "It is imperative that we have resources available through the stimulus package to effectively maintain city services and deploy the pending vaccines," Kyle Moore, the Republican mayor of Quincy, Illinois, said Tuesday. A recent survey found the vast majority of local leaders believe the...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, Trends, Economy, Cities, Mitch McConnell, States, Louisiana, Great Lakes, Republican, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Gulf of Mexico, Stimulus


White House security official struggling with Covid

The White House security director was offered support Tuesday by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, after a severe bout with Covid-19 left him hospitalized for three months.
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Joe Biden To Name Gina McCarthy As White House Climate Coordinator

President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly tapped Gina McCarthy — the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and current chief executive of the Natural Resources Defense Council — as his White House climate coordinator.Read more...
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Republican mayors urge Congress to provide aid for local governments - but Mitch McConnell has dismissed such money as a 'blue-state bailout'

A nearly deserted town square in Woodstock, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images A group of 150 mayors is urging Congress to provide immediate financial assistance to local governments. "It is imperative that we have resources available through the stimulus package to effectively maintain city services and deploy the pending vaccines," Kyle Moore, the Republican mayor of Quincy, Illinois, said Tuesday. A recent survey of local leaders found the vast majority believed the federal government h...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Economy, Cities, Mitch McConnell, States, Louisiana, Great Lakes, Republican, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Gulf of Mexico


A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 1 year, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 73 million people and killed more than 1...
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Here's what happens to the nuclear football if Trump decides to skip Biden's inauguration

US President Donald Trump leaves the CIA headquarters. A military aide in the background carries the "nuclear football." Photo by Olivier Doulier - Pool/Getty Images American presidents are accompanied by a military aide carrying a briefcase with the tools necessary for nuclear war. During presidential inaugurations, nuclear command authority and the so-called "nuclear football" are transferred to the new president. There is the possibility though that President Donald Trump may not partic...
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Kayleigh McEnany refuses to follow McConnell admitting Trump election defeat – video

Kayleigh McEnany has described Monday's electoral college vote confirming Joe Biden as the nation's next president as just 'one step in the constitutional process'. The White House press secretary's assessment is the latest example of White House officials declining to accept Biden's victory, even after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday broke his silence on the winner of the presidency, saying: 'The electoral college has spoken.'US news - live updates Continue reading...
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