Dispatch 56: Washington Post Advertises for CCP

Oregon-Washington 24 December 2020 Yon-Genre Mind Dump Merry Christmas! I still say Christmas. Without apology or caveat. I will spend Christmas Day with some Japanese friends at an Iraq-vet's home. Retired Marine Officer who fought in Anbar Province. He was stationed in Japan, and so he happens to be inviting Japanese friends. As am I, also inviting Japanese! So it will be a Japanese-America Christmas. (Real Japanese with accents, lol.) They love America and we love Japan, and so...
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Powell says White House aides won't let her help Trump

Pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell said Thursday that the president's aides are preventing her from being in contact with President Trump...
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The US Postal Service is pulling out all the stops to rush mail-in ballots for the Georgia runoff election

Officials work on ballots at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections Headquarters, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Lawrenceville, near Atlanta. AP Photo/John Bazemore The USPS has agreed to take several measures to ensure mail-in ballots arrive on time ahead of the Georgia Senate runoff election, The Washington Post reported.  As part of the agreement between the agency and civil rights groups, the US Postal Service will treat ballots as express mail if they are in a processing plant...
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Sidney Powell Wants to Fight for Donald Trump

In an exclusive interview, lawyer Powell said she'd been blocked from contacting the president. Her account portrays a White House riven...
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‘Loathsome, Disgusting Crimes’: A Look Back At What Jared Kushner’s Dad Actually Did

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called it “one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes” he ever prosecuted as U.S. attorney. After Charles Kushner discovered his brother-in-law was cooperating with federal authorities, the wealthy real estate executive and father of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared, hatched a scheme for revenge and intimidation. Kushner hired a prostitute to lure his brother-in-law, then arranged to have the encounter in a New Jersey...
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Republicans Block A Plan By Dems For $2,000 Checks, Despite Trump’s Demand

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump’s longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments to most Americans before signing a long-overdue COVID-19 relief bill. The made-for-TV clash came as the Democratic-controlled chamber convened for a pro forma session scheduled in anticipation of a smooth Washington landing for the massive, year-end legislative package, which folds together a $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending w...
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Trump Golfing Again Despite Trump-Induced Legislative Mess

The President was golfing again in South Florida Thursday, a couple days after throwing Congress into chaos by panning a mammoth government funding and stimulus bill after both sides had negotiated it.  After the White House went out of its way to say President Trump had many meetings and calls today, without listing any, @petermorrisCNN got video of him on the golf course. pic.twitter.com/x3jtrUOMmH — Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 24, 2020 Trump’s golf outing in Florida...
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Dominion CEO Weighs Potential Lawsuit Against Trump For Pushing Bogus Fraud Claims

Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos on Thursday signaled that legal action against President Trump is possible as the election vendor has become a target of Trump and his supporters’ bogus allegations about the election being stolen. During an interview on CNN Thursday morning, Poulos said that the company plans to sue several individuals who’ve been “promoting lies and amplifying those lies” on various media platforms since Election Day. Following President-elect Joe Biden’s projected vic...
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GOP Rep Tears Into Trump For COVID Bill Complaints: ‘Either A Lie’ Or ‘In HIS Budget’

A Republican congressman tore into President Donald Trump Wednesday night for finding fault with parts of the COVID-19 stimulus and government package that were also in the White House’s budget proposal. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) specifically took issue with the President’s claims — which Trump made in the same secretly-filmed Tuesday night video in which he suddenly supported $2,000 stimulus checks — that Congress should not have designated certain funds for foreign countries i...
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Fauci Says He Has A ‘New York Bond’ With Trump When Calling Him Out On Falsehoods

Dr. Anthony Fauci insisted that he maintains a cordial relationship with President Trump even as the nation’s top infectious disease expert would call the President out for spewing falsehoods on the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 320,000 Americans thus far. In an interview published in the Washington Post on Wednesday, Fauci said he “really wants to find out” more about the unpredictable nature of the novel coronavirus. Fauci added that he is focused “like a laser beam” and is tra...
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Dems Say They’ll Hold Vote On $2,000 Checks Monday As GOP Rejects First Attempt

Congressional Republicans on Thursday rejected Democrats’ initial attempt to bump up direct relief checks to $2,000 in response to President Donald Trump’s demands.  In less than a minute on the House floor, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) rejected the unanimous consent request, HuffPost reported .  The move wasn’t a surprise — Republicans only begrudgingly accepted that the COVID-19 stimulus package would include $600 direct checks because of the crucial runoff elections in Georgia — but...
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Latest Pardon Supporter List Is Yet Another Who’s Who Of Trump Influencers

Again and again in Donald Trump’s Washington, it’s about who you know.  That was the case Wednesday night with the President’s latest wave of pardons as he prepares to leave the White House. Most everyone on the list either had a connection to the Big Man themselves or friends in high places willing to make their case.  In that sense, Wednesday’s list was much the same as Tuesday’s before it , accompanied by a White House statement chock full of Republican congressmen and televisi...
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'For God's sakes, get out of the way': Trump's former national security advisor urges him to fund the US military

John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and Donald Trump. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik John Bolton, President Donald Trump's former national security advisor, told Trump to "get out of the way" and said he was "not a conservative." Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual bill to fund the US military. Congress had passed the bill with bipartisan support. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. John Bolton, President Donald Trump's former national security advisor, described Trump's veto of the annual ...
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Jared Kushner Played Key Role In White House Pardon ‘Free-For-All’

“If you want to make something happen, go to Jared,” a source told Yahoo! News about an avalanche of clemency requests.
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Kipper tie: Boris Johnson sports fish symbol in Brexit message

Prime minister joins ranks of prominent figures using clothing to comment on issuesBoris Johnson delivered his press conference on Christmas Eve, outlining the Brexit trade deal that will separate the EU and UK, while wearing a tie with a subtle fish motif in a nod to one of the dominant issues of the tortuous negotiations.Despite Britain’s fishing industry being responsible for only 0.1% of the country’s GDP, it became symbolic of a desire by leave voters to “take back control”. Continue readi...
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Insider Poll: A $600 COVID-19 stimulus check is too small for 72% of Trump voters

Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jeff Fusco/Stringer In April 2020, a coronavirus stimulus check of $2,000 was sent to most American adults. Eight months later, Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed on a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill that would send out another stimulus check, this time worth $600.  President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the checks should be worth much ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Dominion sends letters threatening defamation lawsuits to Sean Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs, and other pro-Trump media figures

Fox News host Sean Hannity is seen in the White House briefing room in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Dominion Voting Systems has sent letters to Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News, warning of a defamation lawsuit. The voting firm is at the center of a false right-wing conspiracy theory it manipulated the results of the 2020 presidential election. The letters, dated December 22, warn the recipients to preserve documents and copies of correspond...
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Brexit deal: Boris Johnson says EU trade agreement resolves 'question that has bedevilled politics for decades' – as it happened

Ursula von der Leyen says ‘it is time to leave Brexit behind’; Labour will back deal when parliament returns next week, says Keir StarmerFull report: UK and EU agree Brexit trade dealBust-ups and brinkmanship: inside story of how the deal was doneBoris Johnson says Brexit deal has settled UK’s Europe questionFrom tariffs to visas: here’s what’s in the Brexit deal 8.30pm GMT We’re closing the liveblog now after an eventful Christmas Eve, as Boris Johnson announced that the UK had struck a tra...
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Trump said he'd work 'tirelessly' over Christmas, then went golfing - Business Insider

Though Trump said during his 2016 campaign that he'd "rarely leave the White House," he has spent nearly a year on the golf course as president.
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Analysis: What Christmas is like for a US President

On his first Christmas Day in the White House, President Richard Nixon managed to squeeze in an hour and eight minutes for dinner with his wife.
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What Christmas is like for a US President

On his first Christmas Day in the White House, President Richard Nixon managed to squeeze in an hour and eight minutes for dinner with his wife.
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California Supreme Court Allows Murder Charge In Stillborn Drug Case

SACRAMENTO (AP) – The California Supreme Court declined Wednesday to stop the murder prosecution of a woman who had used methamphetamine and whose fetus was stillborn. In doing so, the court rejected a rare challenge by the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, whose office normally represents county prosecutors when their cases are appealed, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. But Becerra, tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service...
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America’s long history of White House infighting

President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden are quite different from each other. It is obvious in their personalities and in their policy positions. So, we can reasonably assume that their White House management styles will also be radically different. But one thing is for sure: No matter how the new administration is managed, there will be some internal conflict. That’s one of the many lessons I learned from Tevi Troy’s 2020 book, “Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman ...
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The $900 billion stimulus package that Trump bashed is being flown to Florida for his signature

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo The $900 billion stimulus package is on its way to President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, multiple news outlets reported on Thursday.  Trump blasted the massive 5,593-page bill, which includes the $1.4 trillion omnibus, as a "disgrace" earlier this week and demanded an...
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Trump is threatening Iran, and Biden says the Pentagon is stonewalling him on 'many things' with less than a month until his inauguration

President Donald Trump. Al Drago/Getty Images Lame-duck presidents typically avoid doing anything too provocative in their last days, particularly regarding national security. But Donald Trump is anything but typical. Trump threatened Iran after a rocket attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad that the US has blamed on Iranian-backed militias. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden has said he's not receiving extensive briefings from the Pentagon. It was unclear whether Biden had been briefed on...
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Trump is threatening Iran and Biden says the Pentagon is stonewalling him on 'many things' with less than a month until inauguration

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up towards supporters as he departs Trump National Golf Club on December 13, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. Al Drago/Getty Images Lame duck presidents typically avoid doing anything too provocative in their last days, particularly regarding national security. But Donald Trump is anything but typical.  Trump has issued new threats against Iran in the wake of a rocket attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad, which the US has blamed on Iranian-backed militias.  ...
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Dominion sends legal letters to conservative media figures warning of 'imminent' action

Lawyers representing Dominion Voting Systems have sent letters to a wide array of conservative media personalities, as well as the White House and the President's personal attorney, warning that litigation related to their false claims about the company is "imminent."
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Do Supreme Court Justices Get More Liberal As They Age?

Justice Stephen Breyer has some thoughts on the matter.
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Here's a simple explanation of how the massive SolarWinds hack happened and why it's such a big deal

SolarWinds Corp. banner hangs at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the IPO day of the company in New York. Reuters/Brendan McDermid SolarWinds is a major IT firm that provides software for entities ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the US government.  Reuters first reported that SolarWinds was the subject of a massive cybersecurity attack that spread to the company's clients.  The breach went undetected for months, and could have exposed data in the highest reaches of  government, ...
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Trump said he'd be working 'tirelessly' for Americans at Mar-a-Lago over Christmas, and then went golfing

U.S. property magnate Donald Trump practices his swing at the 13th tee of his new Trump International Golf Links course on the Menie Estate near Aberdeen, Scotland, Britain June 20, 2011 David Moir/Reuters After a series of controversial actions that sowed chaos in Washington this week, President Donald Trump traveled to his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, on Wednesday.  The White House said Trump would continue to work "tirelessly" for Americans while in Florida over the holiday season.  By T...
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