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Secret Service adding former Biden agents to new presidential detail

The US Secret Service has been planning to bring back to the White House a group of agents that previously worked with President-elect Joe Biden when he was vice president to fill out his security detail, a law enforcement source confirmed to CNN.
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Secret Service adds former Biden agents to new presidential detail

The US Secret Service has been planning to bring back to the White House a group of agents that previously worked with President-elect Joe Biden when he was vice president to fill out his security detail, a law enforcement source confirmed to CNN.
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Secret Service adding former Biden agents to new detail

The US Secret Service has been planning to bring back to the White House a group of agents that previously worked with President-elect Joe Biden when he was vice president to fill out his security detail, a law enforcement source confirmed to CNN.
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California’s Senate seats belong to all Californians

In the run-up to Alex Padilla’s appointment to represent California in the United States Senate, it appeared that communities were being pitted against each other in the fight for representation. Some activists argued that the Senate seat vacated by Kamala Harris needed to be filled by a Black woman The Senate seat vacated by Kamala Harris does not “belong” to any specific demographic community, it belongs to the people of California. Is it a blow to representation that the Senate will not have ...
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Newsom Appoints Rita L. Saenz As New EDD Director

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday appointed Rita L. Saenz to oversee the state’s Employment Development Department, which has been overwhelmed by claims during the coronavirus pandemic and also has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in phony claims, including to prison inmates. Saenz, 71, of Sacramento, will be the director of the EDD if she receives state Senate confirmation. “With more than 40 years of experience in state government and the private sector, Ri...
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Trump briefed that China sought to pay for attack on US forces

By Vivian Salama and Caroline Kelly | CNN President Donald Trump received information earlier this month that China sought to pay non-state actors to attack American forces in Afghanistan, a senior administration official said. The intelligence, which will be declassified by the Trump administration, was provided to the President in his daily brief on December 17, the official said. His national security adviser Robert O’Brien discussed the information with the President that same day, the offic...
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8 Q&As about the $600 COVID-19 payments that already are on their way

Some taxpayers awoke today to $600 (or more!) in their bank accounts. The money is the maximum per-person amount authorized by Congress and signed into law on Dec. 27 as part of the second COVID-19 economic relief measure. The Internal Revenue Service, which once again is in charge of distributing the economic impact payments (EIPs), says the electronic delivery will continue into next week. Some account holders may see the direct deposit payments as pending or as provisional payments in their ...
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Parade viewing stands dismantled near White House as Biden team seeks to discourage inauguration crowds

People are being encouraged to stay home during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Boris Johnson's post-Brexit trade deal passes into UK law

Prime minister thanks MPs and peers after Queen gives royal assent to bill redrawing ties with EUHow did your MP vote?Labour frontbenchers quit after defying Starmer on dealBoris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels has passed into law following a whirlwind 14-hour parliamentary process that has radically redrawn the UK’s ties with Europe.The prime minister thanked MPs and peers for passing the European Union (future relationship) bill in one day, in a statement urging the nation to “s...
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Here’s how Southern Californians would spend $600 vs. $2,000 stimulus payments

Daniel Jester, his wife and his four young kids have established a new tradition during the coronavirus pandemic: hanging laundry on a series of clothes lines he strung up behind their Riverside home. It’s not a quest to return to simpler times. It’s a necessity after their dryer broke several months ago. And since Jester was laid off in April from his full-time job as a production director for a studio in Los Angeles, money has been too tight to buy a new one. If Congress and President Donald T...
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‘We Will Be There By The Early Fall’: Fauci Talks Return To Normalcy With Gov. Newsom

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – In a virtual conversation with California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the general public could potentially begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations by April and estimated life could begin returning to normal in the early fall of 2020. Newsom asked Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, whether or not the country was on track with predetermined plans for the vaccination process. As the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses per pers...
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White House coronavirus testing czar: 'We need to be doing a better job' with vaccine rollout

The US government needs to be doing a better job with the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir said Wednesday, as the Trump administration's advertised vaccination deadline looms.
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White House coronavirus testing czar: 'We need to be doing a better job' with Covid-19 vaccine rollout

The US government needs to be doing a better job with the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir said Wednesday, as the Trump administration's advertised vaccination deadline looms.
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Mitch McConnell has pitted himself against Trump during the president's final days in office

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to President Donald Trump talks to reporters while hosting Republican congressional leaders and members of Trump's cabinet in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken an uncharacteristic stance against President Donald Trump during his final weeks as commander-in-chief.  McConnell is leading the charge for the first successful veto ove...
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'No realistic path to quickly pass the Senate': McConnell refuses to consider standalone bill on $2,000 stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he would not consider a standalone bill on additional economic relief for millions of Americans.  The Republican leader said a bill on $2,000 direct payments, passed by the House on Monday, "has no realistic path to quickly pass the Senate." McConnell proposed a bill on Tuesday that tied the stimulus checks to two other priorities pushed by President Dona...
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GOP Sen. Josh Hawley's challenge to the election results will force a meaningless vote that's all about putting himself in the spotlight

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri). Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, on Wednesday announced he will object when Congress meets to certify the Electoral College vote on January 6. The move will amount to a short delay in the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory, but will not result in the results being overturned in any state. "I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without r...
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Congressman-elect Luke Letlow who died of COVID-19 was an incoming champion for rural America and 'destined for big things,' friends say

Luke Letlow leaves behind his wife, Julia, and their two small children. Provided by Scott Franklin Luke Letlow, Congressman-elect from Louisiana, died Tuesday from COVID-19 complications. The 41-year-old Republican was otherwise healthy and set to be inaugurated next month. Friends say Letlow was beyond partisan politics and instead was a champion for rural America, like the community where he grew up.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Luke Letlow, a Republican from on...
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17 West Point football players accused in cheating scandal still remain on team

Army cadets march on to the field before the 121st Army-Navy game, in West Point, New York, December 12, 2020. Adam Hunger/AP Twenty-four West Point cadets accused of cheating on a final exam are football players. Seventeen of those players still remain on the team that is scheduled to appear in a bowl game against West Virginia on Thursday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twenty-four of the 73 West Point cadets accused of cheating on a final exam were football players,...
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Biden White House to issue memo to halt or delay new last-minute federal regulations

On Joe Biden's first day as President, his White House will issue a memo to halt or delay midnight regulations and actions taken by the Trump administration that will not have taken effect by Inauguration Day, Biden transition spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday.
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Biden White House to issue memo to halt or delay midnight regulations on January 20

On Joe Biden's first day as President, his White House will issue a memo to halt or delay midnight regulations and actions taken by the Trump administration that will not have taken effect by Inauguration Day, Biden transition spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday.
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'Such a farce': Georgia's NAACP president resigned from an election task force created by the Republican secretary of state

FILE: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Rev. James Woodall, the president of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, on Wednesday said he was resigning from his position on a bipartisan election task force created by Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Woodall told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he thought the task force, created in October, was a "farce" and an opportunity for Raffensperger to "play both sides."  Raffensperger has refuted Pre...
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The Trump administration will fall far short of its goal to start vaccinating 20 million Americans by year's end, as logistical challenges stack up for states

Technicians sort doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the Virginia Hospital Center on December 16, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images The US is nowhere close to meeting the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. In the absence of clear federal guidance, the vaccine rollout has devolved into a patchwork response that varies by state, experts say. Many health departments are struggling to vaccinate people as coronavirus cases soar in mos...
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The Guardian view on the Brexit debate: no scrutiny, no choice | Editorial

A truncated parliamentary session, less than 48 hours before the end of the transition period, was too little, too late In a damning assessment of Wednesday’s token debate on Boris Johnson’s Brexit trade deal, the Hansard Society’s senior researcher dismissed it as “a farce.” As one of the most depressing and shambolic periods in British political history reaches a denouement, perhaps that should have come as no surprise.MPs were allotted five hours to discuss the 1,246-page treaty, agreed last ...
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Top presidential historian on Trump's legacy: 'He was largely responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans who did not need to die'

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Presidential historian Michael Beschloss told MSNBC that President Donald Trump's legacy will always be tied to the catastrophic COVID-19 death toll in the US. "Donald Trump is not going to change the record. He was largely responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans who did not need to die," Beschloss said. As of Wednesday, nearly 339,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 under Trump's watch. It's the highest reported COVI...
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Americans are worried about the spread of disinformation as belief in COVID-19 and QAnon-related conspiracies attract a substantial minority, poll finds

A Trump supporters holds up a large QAnon sign while waiting in line to see President Donald J. Trump at his rally on August 2, 2018/ Rick Loomis/Getty Images The NPR/Ipsos poll found that 39% believe that a 'deep state' is working against President Donald Trump. A majority of Republicans believe in the deep state conspiracy theory. 40% of Americans believe that China invented COVID-19 in a lab, despite this having been disproven. Americans are worried about the spread of disinformation, t...
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Three Labour frontbenchers quit after defying Keir Starmer on Brexit deal

Tonia Antoniazzi and Helen Hayes among 36 Labour MPs who abstained from vote despite whip to back it Three Labour MPs have resigned as junior frontbenchers after defying Keir Starmer and refusing to vote for Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.Within hours of the agreement being clinched on Christmas Eve, the Labour leader announced that he would whip his party to support it, despite criticising the substance of the deal as “thin”. Continue reading...
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Gov. Cuomo wants to give people recovering from drug addictions who live in crowded housing COVID-19 vaccine priority, and Republicans are furious

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said that people recovering from drug addictions in New York will get vaccinated this week. He explained that they would be prioritized because many of them live in "problematic" shared accommodation. Republican lawmakers expressed their outrage that people recovering from addiction are being prioritized over some senior citizens and healthcare workers. Rep. Elise Stefanik called Cuomo "an absolute disgrace." Sen....
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Gov. Cuomo wants to give recovering drugs addicts who live in crowded housing COVID-19 vaccine priority, and Republicans are furious

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said that recovering drug addicts in New York will get vaccinated this week. He explained that they would be prioritized because many of them live in "problematic" shared accommodation. Republican lawmakers expressed their outrage that recovering drug addicts are being prioritized over some senior citizens and healthcare workers. Rep. Elise Stefanik called Cuomo "an absolute disgrace." Sen. Rick Scott followed sui...
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Trump's $2,000 checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid

President Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks was all but dead today as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed loading up the bill with other White House priorities that appeared destined to fail.
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Brexit deal: Boris Johnson signs EU-UK trade deal after MPs vote to pass agreement - live

The European Union (future relationship) bill now heads to the Lords and needs to become law before the post-Brexit transition ends tomorrow nightFull story: MPs pass trade deal by 521 to 73 votes 4.21pm GMT In Edinburgh MSPs have voted against the UK-EU trade deal. The EU (future relationship) bill is not a matter for the Scottish parliament, but they voted for a Scottish government motion saying the agreement would cause “severe damage to Scotland’s environmental, economic and social inte...
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