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Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows ultimately convinced the President a mask mandate was a bad idea

President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Mark Meadows, President Trump's chief of staff, reportedly convinced Trump not to introduce a nationwide mask mandate, The New York Times reported Thursday. According to the Times, Meadows said such a mandate would alienate Trump's strongest supporters: "The base will revolt," he said.  Meadows' comments convinced Trump to forgo a mask mandate despite polling data showing a majority of Republicans ...
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Time Running Out for Gun Owner Comments to Stop Financial ‘Deplatforming’

Powerful money interests are banking on disarmament. You can help thwart them. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Right now, the single most existential threat to free speech in America is the rise of financial deplatforming,” Revolver News observes. “If conservatives want to preserve the ability to think and speak freely in the decades to come, they must act to prevent the country’s most powerful financial institutions from imposing a brutal censorship regime on the entire country.” To demonstrate h...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Guns, Obama, Banks, White House, China, America, Paypal, Middle East, Citigroup, Citibank, Resistance, Financial Services, Goa, Jack Dorsey


US, Iran ratchet up military activity ahead of Soleimani killing anniversary

By Nicole Gaouette | CNN The US and Iran charged each other with ratcheting up tensions in the Persian Gulf as concerns about potential conflict build days before Iran marks one year since the US assassinated its most powerful military figure and less than three weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Iran appealed to the UN Security Council on Thursday to stop the US from conducting what it called heightened “military adventurism” in the Gulf and the Oman Sea, including dispatching...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Russia, Israel, US, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Iran, Cnn, Soccer, Military, Middle East


Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll passes 195,000 in world's third worst outbreak; Turkey bans arrivals from UK

Latest updates: 15 cases of UK variant confirmed in Turkey; 613 Covid-linked deaths recorded in UK; France to impose earlier curfews in 15 departmentsAll primary schools in London to remain closed after U-turnBioNTech criticises EU failure to order enough Covid vaccineKey London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.04pm GMT Dr Anthony Fauci, the US’s top infectious disease expert, has...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, France, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Cnn, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, The Times


After Pence told a court he was the wrong person to sue, Trump fans attempting to overturn the 2020 election told the judge he shouldn't listen to the VP because he's more than just a 'glorified envelope-opener in chief'

Rep. Louie Gohmert, Republican of Texas (left), is trying to sue to have Vice President Mike Pence (right) overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Erin Scott-Pool via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images In a last-ditch effort unlikely to succeed, Rep. Louie Gohmert is among those suing to try and make Vice President Mike Pence declare President Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 election. President-elect Joe Biden won the election, and Pence is set to preside over a joint...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, House, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Louie Gohmert


Antonio Gramsci Writes a Column, “I Hate New Year’s Day” (January 1, 1916)

I want every morning to be a new year’s for me. Every day I want to reckon with myself, and every day I want to renew myself. No day set aside for rest. I choose my pauses myself, when I feel drunk with the intensity of life and I want to plunge into animality to draw from it new vigour. “Everyday is like Sunday,” sang the singer of our mopey adolescence, “In the seaside town that they forgot to bomb.” Somehow I could feel the grey malaise of post-industrial Britain waft across the ocean when I...
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GOP-led Senate delivers first successful veto override of Trump's presidency in fight over defense bill during his final weeks in office

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) U.S. President Donald Trump listen during a signing ceremony for H.R. 748, the CARES Act in the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images The Senate on Friday voted to override President Donald Trump's veto on the National Defense Authorization Act, a $741 billion defense bill. This represented the first successful veto override of Trum...
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Coronavirus live news: Turkey bans arrivals from Britain after variant cases confirmed; 53,285 new UK infections

Latest updates: 15 cases of UK variant confirmed in Turkey; 613 Covid-linked deaths recorded in UK; France to impose earlier curfews in 15 departmentsBioNTech criticises EU failure to order enough Covid vaccineKey London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.17pm GMT All primary schools in London are set to close for the start of the n...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, France, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson


A bridge too far for the renaming game? | Brief letters

Teachers and coronavirus | Honours and Spike Milligan | Art quiz | World leaders | Severn BridgeWhat? No teachers interviewed or photographed at the chalkface in praise of their efforts to keep schools running (Heroes of 2020, 22-31 December)? Rising levels of coronavirus among pupils put all teachers at risk. There is limited use of PPE and masks are not used in class. My son is one of those unsung and exposed heroes, with a wife who suffers from asthma.Mary HillLudlow, Shropshire• The body tha...
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I'm a DACA success story. Here's why I want people to stop focusing on narratives like mine.

Jean Pierre Barriga was born in Ecuador and is a DE&I professional based in New York City. Jean Pierre Barriga Jean Pierre Barriga, 27, is a DACAmented DE&I professional based in New York City. While sharing the stories of Dreamers is important, Barriga says more attention should be paid to the lesser known DAPA immigration policy, aka the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans. Years of lawsuits and injunctions against DAPA have led to countless parents of Dreamers, like Barriga's mom, ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Opinion, Senate, White House, New York City, Immigration, US, America, Trends, Linkedin, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States


A Trump hotel in DC more than quadrupled prices for room bookings around Biden's inauguration

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC is seen on Election Day, November 3, 2020. Vladimir Kostyrev\TASS via Getty Images The Trump International Hotel has posted hiked-up room rates on its website for stays that coincide with President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony. Room rates at the hotel, located in Washington, DC, begin at $2,225 per night around January 20, the day of the inauguration. On other days in January, rates begin at $476. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, White House, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Trump International Hotel, TASS, Melania


Coronavirus live news: UK records 613 Covid-related deaths and 53,285 new cases; France imposes earlier curfews

Latest updates: number of new cases remains high in UK as deaths drop; France to impose earlier curfews in 15 departmentsBioNTech criticises EU failure to order enough Covid vaccineKey London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.38pm GMT Some residents of Mexico City spent New Year’s Eve queuing to refill oxygen canisters for relative...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, France, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Mexico City, Boris Johnson, Public Health England, NHSX


What Trump never said

As the President's tenure winds down, it would be a mistake to remember it only for all the vitriol he spewed from the White House and on Twitter. Just as important were the long and never-explained silences and reluctant or insufficient acknowledgment of huge issues crucial to the country, writes Joe Lockhart. Those silences will leave a stain just as damaging to America's reputation as any ignorant tweet.
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Brexit is nothing to celebrate, says Ireland's foreign minister

As first ferries arrive under new trade rules, Simon Coveney warns of disruption to comeBrexit is “not something to celebrate”, Ireland’s foreign minister Simon Coveney declared after the UK formally severed ties with the EU, as he warned of trading disruptions due to fresh red tape. Related: Political demands of Brexit now face economic reality Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Brexit, Simon Coveney, Trade Policy


Political demands of Brexit now face economic reality

Analysis: Johnson claims Brexit has settled the European question for the UK, but the opposite is trueIn the words of one official in Brussels involved in the Brexit negotiations, the last year “accelerated the grieving process” over the UK’s departure from the EU.This is not to say the bloc’s institutions will be celebrating the country’s passing from the single market and customs union, 48 years to the day after its accession to the then European Communities on 1 January 1973. It remains a dev...
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Biden needs to remember what kind of friend Saudi Arabia really is

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, with his father, King Salman, at a meeting in Riyadh, December 9, 2018. Saudi Press Agency via AP President-elect Joe Biden has long been skeptical of the US's relationship with Saudi Arabia, despite the way previous administrations have cozied up to Riyadh. As president, Biden should trust his instincts and remember that Saudi Arabia needs the US more than the US needs Saudi Arabia, writes Daniel DePetris, a fellow at Defense Priorities. Visit...
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Coronavirus live news: EU rollout of Pfizer vaccine may be disrupted; Philippines to ban arrivals from US

Latest updates: German biotech startup warns of ‘gaps’ in vaccine supply; Philippines banning US arrivals until mid-JanuaryKey London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.22pm GMT Signer Tom Jones has announced he has had the coronavirus vaccine in the UK, saying it is a perk of being 80. The veteran star told presenter Jools Holland ...
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Pence asked a judge to kill a lawsuit filed by Trump fans seeking to empower him to overturn Biden's election win on January 6

Vice President Mike Pence at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, in West Palm Beach, Florida, on December 22, 2020. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Vice President Mike Pence responded late Thursday to a lawsuit by a group of Trump supporters hoping to push him to overturn Joe Biden's election victory. It is part of a longshot bid to empower the Vice President to accept or reject the results of the presidential election in each state. The Trump supporters, led by Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, as...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Law, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Arizona, News UK, US Senate, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, The Washington Post, Louie Gohmert


Reviewing CJUTF Recommendations: when and how might Biden Administration create an independent clemency board?

Right after the election, I blogged a bit (here and here) about some criminal justice reform recommendations from the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force (available here pp. 56-62); I stressed in one of those posts that Prez-elect Biden could get started right away in implementing recommendations calling for creating a new "Task Force on Prosecutorial Discretion" and a "Clemency Board."  Especially with so much clemency chatter as Prez Trump's term comes to a close, I am eager to again amplify attent...
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Football, flights and food: how the EU reshaped Britain

As Brexit’s tangible effects kick in, we look at the impact the EU’s most far-reaching project has had on British societyHistorians of the future will judge the politics of the half century before the Brexit transition ended on 1 January 2021. What, though, of social and cultural historians, those who study how we live?Perhaps the most symbolic cultural artefacts of the last 50 years will turn out not to be a blue flag but a bottle of Blue Nun, a block of mozzarella, a Ryanair boarding printout ...
Tags: Food, Europe, Business, Politics, Football, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Foreign Policy, Manchester City, Food & drink industry, Air transport, Ryanair


Coronavirus live news: EU rollout of Pfizer vaccine may be disrupted by supply issues, BioNTech warns

Latest updates: German biotech startup warns of ‘gaps’ in vaccine supply; re-analysis Covid tests in US raises questions about origin of B117 ‘UK strain’Key London hospital preparing for Covid-only care as cases surgeNew coronavirus variant may have been in US since OctoberUK doctors despair over public’s disregard for rulesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.16am GMT Norway will lift its ban on flights arriving from the UK, the Norwegian health ministry said on Friday.Flights will resume on...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, US, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Norway, BioNtech, Social Changes, Coronavirus


Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia has to quarantine days before the all-important runoff race for his seat

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Republican Senator David Perdue has been forced to go into quarantine after coming into contact with a person who has COVID-19, his campaign said. Perdue will have to step back from the closely fought race against Democrat Jon Ossoff, only days from the election on January 5. The Georgia contest outcome where Sen.Kelly Loeffler will also face off against Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock will decide which party controls the Senate. If Jon Ossoff and the Rev. ...
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From covfefe to the Mooch: 10 funny moments from the Trump presidency

Amid four years of corruption, caging children and trashing democracy there were some light-hearted moments – no reallyDonald Trump’s presidency will soon come to an end, and his time in the White House will almost certainly be best remembered for the chaos and controversy caused by his oft-criticized choices on everything from immigration to the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading...
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Removed London bike lane blocked by parked cars most of the time – study

Analysis shows average car journey times have also increased after Kensington and Chelsea council took out laneA much-used cycle lane in London that was removed because the local council said it was impeding the flow of motor vehicles has since been blocked by parked cars up to 80% of the time, a study by a campaign group has found.Computer analysis of traffic cameras on Kensington High Street have also shown that average car journey times appear to have increased since officials took out the bi...
Tags: Politics, London, Life and style, UK News, Cycling, Chelsea, Transport, Local Government, Kensington, Kensington High Street


First lorries cross into France as Britain and Europe wake to new Brexit reality

No early signs of chaos as trucks haul goods across the new customs borderMoments after the UK left the EU with an 11th-hour deal, the first trucks hauling goods across the new customs border presented their clearance documents to French agents before loading on to a train to pass through the Eurotunnel.With Britain having finally quit the EU single market and customs union, there were no early signs of feared chaos at the border in the first hours of 1 January 2021. Continue reading...
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Facts won't fix this: experts on how to fight America's disinformation crisis

Trump’s false claims about the election and coronavirus are taking a dangerous toll. Can the divide be healed?At the beginning of 2021, millions of Americans appear to disagree about one of the most basic facts of their democracy: that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election.The consequences of Donald Trump’s repeated, baseless claims of voter fraud will come in several waves, researchers who study disinformation say, even if Trump ultimately hands over power and leaves the White House. And...
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Trump reportedly lashed out at Kushner over increased COVID-19 testing: 'I'm going to lose, and it's going to be your fault'

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 02: Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner and U.S. President Donald Trump speak in the press briefing room with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force April 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government reported an unprecedented 6.6 million jobless claims this morning as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images A new report by The New York Times examined the contentious relationships within the White House Coronavirus Tas...
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