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Trump pardoned Jared Kushner's dad Charles, who was convicted of tax crimes, witness tampering, and illegal campaign contributions

Jared Kushner poses at an event in 2007, flanked by his father Charles Kushner and Barbara Kushner. PAUL LAURIE/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Alongside 28 other pardons and commutations President Donald Trump granted on Wednesday, Charles Kushner, 66, was given a full pardon. Charles Kushner was investigated by prosecutors for making illegal campaign donations in 2003, and at the time, his brother-in-law and former business partner William Schulder had assisted prosecutors. Once Charle...
Tags: Politics, New York, Chris Christie, White House, New York City, US, Alabama, Trends, Cnn, Brooklyn, Gop, United States, New Jersey, Charles, Pbs, Donald Trump


Biden Outlines Plan For New Round Of COVID Relief Once In Office

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday outlined the basics of what he plans to request from Congress in a new round of COVID-19 relief once he takes office, including a new round of stimulus checks, calling the just-passed aid bill a "down payment" in addressing the pandemic.
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Joe Biden, Biden, Coronavirus, Coronavirus News, Coronavirus Leadership


Paul Manafort is back on Twitter after getting a Trump pardon

Noted felon Paul Manafort received a pardon from Donald Trump just before Christmas, but it's you and me who get the real gift. He's back on Twitter. Mr. President, my family & I humbly thank you for the Presidential Pardon you bestowed on me. — Read the rest
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'Please help us': child refugees running out of time to reach UK before Brexit

Desperate relatives in Britain plead with Home Office for flexibility as paperwork holdups delay family reunions while deadline loomsThe Home Office has said it will not allow a group of stranded refugee children to join their families in the UK if their cases do not make it through the Greek asylum system by 31 December when the EU family reunification programme comes to an end.Around 20 children who are eligible to join their relatives in the UK under the current family reunification scheme ar...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Greece, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Syria, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Home Office, Refugees, Global development, Brexit


The Trump appointee Biden needs to get rid of on day one

Donald Trump's appointment of former White House speechwriter Darren J. Beattie to a committee largely tasked with Holocaust prevention is a travesty to the memory of every Holocaust survivor and every American who died defending our democracy or arrived on US shores believing in its promise, writes Marisa Fox. Beattie left the Trump administration in disgrace after the disclosure that he participated at a 2016 conference with White nationalists.
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Darren J Beattie, Marisa Fox Beattie


Trump pardons ex-campaign chairman Manafort, Roger Stone, son-in-law’s father

By Eric Tucker | The Associated Press President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued pardons and sentence commutations for 29 people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law, in the latest burst of clemency in his final weeks at the White House. The actions bring to nearly 50 the number of people whom Trump in the last two days has granted clemency either by pardoning them or by commuting their sentences. The pardons of Manafort and Roger St...
Tags: Politics, News, La, White House, Russia, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Southern California, Trump, HARRIS, Roger Stone, Mueller, Eric Tucker


Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort along with Charles Kushner, other allies

Trump's pardon of Paul Manafort once again highlighted the long shadow cast on the White House by the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Russia, Usa Today, Trump, Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner


Trump leaves town for Christmas at Mar-a-Lago as Democrats plan to vote on $2,000 stimulus checks

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk towards Marine One as they depart the White House en route to Mar-a-Lago, the president's private club, on December 23, 2020. SAMUEL CORUM/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump left Washington on Wednesday to spend the holidays at his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. House Democrats, meanwhile, will be attempting to pass a measure on Thursday providing $2,000 stimulus checks as part of the COVID-19 relief package. Earl...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Getty Images, Democrats, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Charles Davis


Trump issues 26 new pardons, including for Stone, Manafort and Charles Kushner

President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening announced 26 new pardons, including for longtime ally Roger Stone, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's father, Charles.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner


Congress approves $7 billion for aid on internet bills and efforts to close the digital divide, as part of the larger COVID-19 stimulus package

The spending allocates $3 billion for monthly rebates on internet bills. eyecrave/Getty Images Congress on Monday approved $7 billion in aid to help lower-income Americans get internet access. The bill would allocate rebates of up to $75 a month to help certain low-income Americans pay their internet bills.  The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified concerns about the digital divide between Americans with and without high-speed internet access. Americans are increasingly reliant on the interne...
Tags: Post, Politics, Fcc, Congress, Washington Post, Trends, Internet Access, Pew Research Center, Trump, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Tech Insider, Stimulus Package, Business News Desk, Getty Images Congress, Isabella Jibilian


Trump’s Late Call For $2,000 Stimulus Checks Makes Multimillionaire Kelly Loeffler Squirm

President Donald Trump’s after-the-fact pronunciation Tuesday night that he wanted to send Americans $2,000 checks — rather than the $600 that congressional Republicans had begrudgingly agreed to — has left the two Republican senators currently campaigning in Georgia in a tight spot.  On Wednesday, the richest member of Congress wasn’t willing to say that she supported the President’s call to amend legislation she voted to include larger stimulus checks. Instead, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-G...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Georgia, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Perdue, PPP, Trump, Democratic Party, Raphael Warnock, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Loeffler


The Trump Administration’s Final Push to Make It Easier for Religious Employers to Discriminate

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It was the hectic week before Thanksgiving, and Amrith Kaur — the legal director of an advocacy group called the Sikh Coalition — was not prepared for a surprise update from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that could have dramatic consequences for her clients. With little warning, the EEOC publis...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, Joe Biden, Christian, Biden, Donald Trump, Jesus Christ, Federal Register, Kroger, Trump, Sikhism, Democratic, Mike Pence, Catholic Charities, EEOC


Trump grants a full pardon to Republican strategist Roger Stone, who was convicted of 7 felonies

Roger Stone. Joshua Roberts/Reuters President Donald Trump granted a full pardon on Wednesday to the longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone. Stone was convicted of multiple felonies last year, including making false statements, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering. His pardon is the latest in a series of executive clemency grants Trump has doled out to friends and allies in the waning weeks of his presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, House, New York Times, Wikileaks, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Justice Department


Dominion Lawyers Tell Giuliani, White House To Retain Records Related To ‘Smear Campaign’

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani were both told by a law firm representing the election vendor Dominion to preserve documents related to the company. The letters, which were first reported Wednesday by CNN, request that a wide variety of records be retained. Giuliani was warned in the letter that litigation was “imminent.” Dominion has been a target of Trump’s and his supporters’ most absurd allegations about the election being stolen. Alr...
Tags: News, White House, Virginia, Cnn, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Sidney Powell, Powell, Hugo Chavez, Dominion, Cipollone, Pat Cipollone, Clare Locke, Dominion Lawyers Tell Giuliani White House


Trump issues 26 new pardons, including ones for Stone, Manafort and Charles Kushner

President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening announced 26 new pardons, including ones for longtime ally Roger Stone, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's father, Charles.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner


White House coronavirus task force no longer proactively sending reports to states

The White House coronavirus task force has informed states that it will no longer proactively send its weekly state reports with tailored data and recommendations, according to multiple state officials. Instead, states will need to request the reports each week.
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EXCLUSIVE DOCS: Dominion warns Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani it's readying a defamation lawsuit and told him to 'preserve documents' related to the voting tech company

Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems has sent letters to Rudy Giuliani and White House counsel Pat Cipollone to demand that they preserve documents in anticipation of "imminent" defamation litigation. The election technology company is at t...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, China, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Fox News, Breaking News, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Sidney Powell


NY AG Torches Trump For ‘Act Of Sedition’ With Talk Of Martial Law

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) issued a scathing rebuke of President Trump Wednesday after he flirted with the idea of imposing martial law in his last-ditch attempt at overturning election results,. Last week, Trump hosted a summit at the White House with his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and discussed imposing martial law as part of the President’s long-shot efforts seeking a second term. During an interview with SiriusXM’s Dean Obeidallah that aired Wednesday, ...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, White House, Joe Biden, National Security, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, James, Trump, Flynn, Electoral College, Michael Flynn, NY AG, Letitia James


Judge Rips Trump Administration For Games It’s Played In Rushed Census Case

A federal judge didn’t hold back in recounting the Trump administration’s sketchy behavior in the case challenging its decision to rush the 2020 census. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, of Northern California, on Tuesday night denied the Justice Department’s request to dismiss the case, which alleges that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated administrative law and the Constitution when he truncated the count timeline earlier this year by several months. Koh also denied the Department’s reques...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Commerce, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, Northern California, Tierney Sneed, Department, Koh, Commerce Department, Census Bureau, Lucy Koh, Wilbur Ross


WH coronavirus task force no longer proactively sending reports to states

The White House coronavirus task force has informed states that it will no longer proactively send its weekly state reports with tailored data and recommendations, according to multiple state officials. Instead, states will need to request the reports each week.
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France is fast-tracking citizenship for front-line workers

Undocumented immigrants iron homemade protective facemasks for The Salvation Army in Paris, on April 6, 2020. JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images France is on track to reward more than 700 front-line workers with citizenship under an expedited process announced in September. "Health professionals, cleaning ladies, childcare workers, checkout staff: They all proved their commitment to the nation, and it is now the turn of the republic to take a step towards them," the French interior ministry s...
Tags: Politics, News, France, Immigration, International, Trends, Bbc, Paris, Amnesty International, Citizenship, Charles Davis, Salvation Army, French interior ministry, Joel Saget, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted of multiple felonies and described as a 'grave counterintelligence threat'

Paul Manafort. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File President Donald Trump has pardoned his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Manafort was convicted of eight counts of tax and bank fraud as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election. He also later pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and another count of obstruction, but a federal judge voided the plea deal after finding that he lied to prosecutors after agreeing to coopera...
Tags: Politics, News, Justice, Senate, White House, Virginia, Russia, US, Trends, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, New York Times, Moscow


Keeping Tabs: Trump Pardon List Fueled By Rec Letters From‌ ‌High-Powered ‌Loyalists‌

“You scratch my back,” the saying goes, “and I’ll scratch yours… and yours… and yours…”  The latest  list of presidential pardons and commutations Tuesday night not only featured a long list of the President’s political allies, but also an even longer list of people who recommended those allies for the greatest gift a president can give.  The prime example was Steve Stockman, the Tea Partying former Texas congressman convicted of 23 felonies — what prosecutors called a “white-coll...
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A year of the pandemic, in 26 photos

A man looks out of the window of his home during the coronavirus pandemic. Deliris/Shutterstock It's been almost a year since the Chinese government first notified the World Health Organization about the novel coronavirus. Since then, more than 78 million people have contracted COVID-19, and more than 1.7 million have died. Here are some of the most striking photos of the pandemic's impact so far. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Almost a year ago, on December 31, 2019, ...
Tags: Health, Photos, UK, England, New York, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, White House, China, India, New York City, US, San Francisco


Andrew Yang takes 'next step' to possible New York City mayoral run with paperwork and bank account

Andrew Yang Scott Eisen/Getty Images Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang opened a bank account and filed paperwork for a possible New York City mayoral run, a source with direct knowledge of the decision confirmed to Insider. "This is a procedural thing and next step — not taking money and no official decision," the source said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate, is taking a "...
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Why It’s Worth Listening to People Outside Your Political Bubble

One of the prevailing themes of the last decade has been the rise of social and political polarization. From the chambers of Congress on through your Thanksgiving dinner tables, it’s increasingly difficult for both sides of the political divide to find common ground, even on seemingly trivial matters.Read more...
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Brexit trade and security deal with EU within 'touching distance', says No 10

Britain and Europe still seeking last-minute advantage in final stages of negotiationsA post-Brexit trade and security treaty with the European Union is within “touching distance”, Downing Street said on Wednesday night as Boris Johnson prepared to overcome final disagreements to unveil a hard-fought Christmas Eve deal.The prime minister is expected to seal the deal following a final call the European commission president Ursula von der Leyen – but the two sides were battling deep into the night...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen


Biden team slams Twitter over plan to wipe followers from White House accounts

President-elect Joe Biden's transition team has criticized Twitter's decision to not allow the millions of followers of the White House Twitter accounts to be automatically retained when the accounts are handed over to the new administration.
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US reaches out to intelligence alliance partners on suspected Russian hack

White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien held a call on Tuesday with his counterparts in an international intelligence sharing alliance to discuss the suspected Russian cyberattack on US government agencies and propose a joint statement condemning the breach, according to a senior administration official and two officials from the other nations.
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Trump's former national security advisor calls his defense bill veto 'a shameful last act of a failed presidency'

President Donald Trump listens to then-National Security Adviser John Bolton during a presidential memorandum signing. REUTERS/Leah Millis President Donald Trump vetoed the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act on Wednesday over unrelated issues like social media laws, among other things. Former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton wrote on Twitter that it was the "shameful last act of a failed presidency." Trump has used his veto authority a number of times duri...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, China, Russia, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, House, Oklahoma, Republican, Bolton, Donald Trump, Veto



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