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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence are among a number of prominent political figures who will receive the coronavirus shot on television to boost public confidence in the vaccine

Morry Gash - Pool/Getty President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence are joining a number of other prominent political figures that will publicly receive the coronavirus shot to boost public confidence in its safety. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton also volunteered to get the vaccine on television as well. The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last week, and healthcare workers at the front li...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Ford, Bill Clinton, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccine, Republican, Biden, Anthony Fauci


Over 1,300 asylum-seekers assaulted in Mexico while remaining there under Trump administration policy, new report says

A migrant in the "Remain in Mexico" program talks to an immigration agent outside the premises of the National Migration Institute (INM) while waiting to renew her permission to stay legally in Mexico to wait for their immigration hearing in the U.S., in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez Human Rights First, a US nonprofit, documented more than 1,300 attacks against asylum-seekers in Mexico since February 2019. Thousands of asylum-seekers have been forced by the...
Tags: Politics, Cdc, Mexico, Cbs News, White House, Asylum, Immigration, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Aclu, Venezuela, Biden, Cuba


Newsom offers too little, too late for small businesses

Like a Band-aid on a broken neck, the state’s latest aid to small businesses demonstrates an awareness of the problem but a certain cluelessness about what’s needed to fix it. Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed an executive order giving small businesses a 90-day extension to file their first-quarter tax returns. Businesses with returns showing less than $1 million can wait until the end of the July to file and pay their taxes. This follows another order signed by Newsom at the end of November to allo...
Tags: Texas, Congress, California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Hewlett Packard, Gavin Newsom, State, Legislature, Guardado, Newsom


Lemon: Trump angry about losing job he isn't even doing

CNN's Don Lemon argues that President-elect Biden is making history as he continues to name his cabinet nominees while President Trump is "hunkered down in the White House plotting revenge."
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Don McGahn to face House subpoena, again

The House Judiciary Committee told a federal appellate court on Wednesday that it would reissue its subpoena to Don McGahn in the next Congress, almost two years after it first sought the former White House counsel's testimony about witnessing attempts by President Donald Trump to obstruct justice during the Mueller investigation.
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Indie Platform GOG Refuses to Sell Banned Title Devotion

Devotion, an indie horror title that was banned from Steam and in China due to containing an insult toward Chinese President Xi Jinping, has been used and abused yet again as indie game marketplace GOG initially announced their intent to sell the title, only to then change their mind and kowtow to China. GOG is […]
Tags: Games, Politics, Horror, China, Censorship, Taiwan, Xi Jinping, Indie, Anime, Announcements, Gog, CD Projekt Red, Indie Platform GOG


Sen. Bernie Sanders said he thinks President-elect Joe Biden isn't doing enough to amplify progressive policies

Former Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont point fingers at each other during a Democratic Party presidential debate in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders called out President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, saying he thinks the president-elect isn't doing enough to represent progressive policies and voices in his cabinet. "Remember, I was the runner-up to Biden and we got a few votes, Elizabeth Warren got a ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Biden, Donald Trump, Vermont, Progressive, Bernie Sanders


AOC urges public to tell Congress that one-time $600 stimulus checks are not enough

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, is urging people to speak out if they think $600 is not enough for another round of stimulus checks. "[I]f you don't want your member to vote for a $600 deal, you really need to tell them that," the lawmaker tweeted. In March, the first COVID-19 stimulus package included $1,200 checks for US adults and a $600-per-week bo...
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White House coronavirus task force warns of surging cases in more populated states

The White House coronavirus task force is warning this week that while there has been some progress in slowing the spread of the pandemic in the northern and central US, cases are still surging in more populated states.
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Trump Administration Cuts Healthcare Funds To California Over Abortions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it was cutting $200 million in federal healthcare funding to California because the state requires insurance providers to cover abortions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it will withhold the funding from Medicaid in the new fiscal quarter starting in January and “if the state does not come into compliance” the department will cut an additional $200 million per fiscal quarter. Earlier this year the administr...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, California, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Cbs, Catholic, Biden, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Health And Human Services, HHS


Pence to get coronavirus vaccine Friday, Biden next week

President Trump said over the weekend that he thought White House staff should receive doses later in the program.
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Trump is still pinning his hopes on one last lawsuit in Michigan to overturn the presidential election

U.S. President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File Photo President Donald Trump keeps tweeting about a "report" in a Michigan court case that "shows massive fraud" revealing he won. The report, published by Trump allies, reveals nothing of the sort. It was filed to a Michigan court as part of a case over Antrim County's closely decided marijuana ballot measure, not its...
Tags: Politics, News, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Dallas, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Detroit, Rudy Giuliani, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump


Birx Says Rapport With Trump Is ‘Very Clear In Private’ Despite Lack Of Public Push Back

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, on Wednesday defended her lack of issuing a forceful rebuke of President Trump after the sitting president suggested unproven COVID-19 treatments to the public earlier this year. During a podcast on ABC News Wednesday, Birx described her interactions with Trump as “respectful in public and very clear in private” when discussing topics related to COVID-19. Birx, who has come under fire for not disputing Trump’s suggestions of unpro...
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Biden to get coronavirus vaccine as soon as next week

A transition official says President-Elect Joe Biden will likely be receiving his coronavirus vaccine as early as next week. From Reuters: Biden has said he would get the injection in a public setting to instill confidence in its safety.Biden, 78, is in a high risk category for the coronavirus because of his age. — Read the rest
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15 AGs Demand WH Retain Docs Despite Trump’s ‘Utter Disregard’ For Record Keeping

Fifteen Democratic state attorneys general on Wednesday said in a letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone that President Trump has an obligation to comply with federal laws on record-keeping even in the waning weeks of his presidency. In a three-page letter issued by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), the group of Democratic attorneys general demanded that Cipollone ensure that “all White House personnel understand and comply with their record preservation obligations” under the ...
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Assemblymember Jim Cooper Exploring Sacramento County Sheriff Run

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Don Lemon Has Just A Few Words Left For Kayleigh McEnany: ‘Girl, Bye’

The anchor noted that the White House press secretary once worked as a commentator for the network.
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CNN’s Don Lemon Has Just A Few Words Left For Kayleigh McEnany: ‘Girl, Bye’

The anchor noted that the White House press secretary once worked as a commentator for the network.
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Police told not to share immigration data of domestic abuse victims

Victims do not report crimes for fear of data being shared with Home Office, groundbreaking report saysPolice officers with doubts over the immigration status of domestic abuse victims should not share their data with the Home Office, a groundbreaking investigation has concluded.Three police oversight bodies have published a report into the first ever “super-complaint”, submitted by Liberty and Southall Black Sisters, about the police practice of sharing victims’ immigration information with the...
Tags: Politics, Police, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Liberty and Southall Black Sisters


Chris Christie stars in national ad saying it was a mistake not to wear a mask at the White House

Former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says in a new national television ad that he regrets not wearing a mask while visiting the White House earlier this year, a choice he acknowledges led to him contracting the coronavirus and spending a week in the ICU.
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'This is inhumane': Top Democrats erupt with criticism over the possible inclusion of $600 checks at expense of unemployment insurance in the next stimulus package

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Sens. Ron Wyden and Mark Warner all criticized the apparent trade-off of funding for unemployment insurance to cover the cost of $600 stimulus checks. "The fact that Republicans are forcing Dems to choose between stimulus money OR unemployment benefits, as if we couldn't easily do both, is barbaric," O...
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Biden could save U.S. taxpayers $2.6 billion by halting Trump's stupid border wall on January 20, says Army Corps

President-elect Joe Biden would save American taxpayers $2.6 billion if he stops Trump's border wall project on Jan 21 as promised, according to new estimates from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, the federal government would have to pay about $700 million to compensate contractors for stopping work. — Read the rest
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Ten Questions to Ask About COVID-19 Research

Debates have raged on social media, around dinner tables, on TV, and in Congress about the science of COVID-19. Is it really worse than the flu? How necessary are lockdowns? Do masks work to prevent infection? What kinds of masks work best? Is the new vaccine safe? You might see friends, relatives, and coworkers offer competing answers, often brandishing studies or citing individual doctors and scientists to support their positions. With so much disagreement—and with such high stakes—how can we...
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Scoop: Vice President Pence to receive televised vaccine shot

The shot is scheduled for Friday morning at the White House in an attempt to build "vaccine confidence."
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Trump won't be vaccinated until medical team recommends

President Donald Trump won't be administered a coronavirus vaccine until it's recommended by the White House medical team, a White House official told CNN on Wednesday.
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Mar-a-Lago neighbors want Trump to go elsewhere after he leaves the White House

First lady Melania Trump plans to slip down to Palm Beach via government jet on Friday for a weekend walk-through of renovations underway at the Trump family's private quarters at Mar-a-Lago, according to a source familiar with the first lady's schedule, to make sure it's to her liking before she and President Donald Trump move to the private club after January 20, when President-elect Joe Biden moves into the White House.
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Google faces its 3rd major antitrust lawsuit as Texas and other states take the company to court over its ad practices

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Justin Sullivan /Getty Images A coalition of states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google over the company's ad practices on Wednesday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a Facebook post that Google "used its monopolistic powers to control pricing" and "engage in market collusions to rig auctions" for online ad sales. The Department of Justice brought an antitrust case against Google in October, and a separate group of states plans to file a lawsuit as ...
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Trump won't be getting vaccine until it's recommended by medical team

President Donald Trump won't be administered a coronavirus vaccine until it's recommended by the White House medical team, a White House official told CNN on Wednesday.
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Brexit: parliamentary recess from Thursday hits hopes for deal approval

Move seen as political theatre as talks in Brussels continue, but may not preclude recall of MPs and peersMPs and peers will begin their Christmas break on Thursday evening, the government has announced, amid waning hopes that a Brexit deal will be struck in time to be approved in parliament next week.With talks on trade and security continuing in Brussels amid signs of progress and compromise, ministers had considered stipulating that parliament should sit on Monday and Tuesday to allow legisla...
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Google faces its third major antitrust lawsuit as Texas and other states take the company to court over its ad practices

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan /Getty Images A coalition of states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google over the company's ad practices on Wednesday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a Facebook post that Google "used its monopolistic powers to control pricing" and "engage in market collusions to rig auctions" for online ad sales. The lawsuit comes on the heels of an antitrust case brought against Google by the DOJ in October, and another one that a separate gr...
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