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Trump vetoes bill ending use of gillnets blamed for harming whales and other marine species

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump vetoed a bill Friday that would have gradually ended the use of large-mesh drift gillnets deployed exclusively in federal waters off the coast of California, saying such legislation would increase reliance on imported seafood and worsen a multibillion-dollar seafood trade deficit. Trump also said in his veto message to the Senate that the legislation sponsored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., “will ...
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A federal appeals court shot down a GOP lawmaker's lawsuit against Mike Pence seeking to overturn the 2020 election

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images A federal appeals court on Saturday evening threw out Rep. Louie Gohmert's lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence seeking to overturn the election. Gohmert's last-ditch legal effort asked the judges to empower Pence to "exercise the exclusive authority and sole discretion in determining which electoral votes to count for a given State." The appeals court ...
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Nearly half of Americans blame Republicans and McConnell, and 32% blame Democrats and Pelosi for the lack of $2,000 stimulus checks, a new poll shows

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Alex Wong/Getty Images; Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Nearly half of Americans believe that "Republicans in Congress and Senator Mitch McConnell" was to blame for the inability to pass the $2,000 stimulus checks, according to a new poll published by the progressive think tank Data for Progress. Nearly one-third said the failure to pass the $2,000 checks was due to "Democrats in Congress and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi," acc...
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Pig’s Head, Fake Blood, Graffiti: McConnell, Pelosi Homes Vandalized After $2,000 Relief Fails

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) — A pig’s head and fake blood were left outside of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Kentuck home was covered in graffiti over the holiday weekend as Congress failed to approve $2,000 stimulus checks for Americans. Spray paint on McConnell’s door on Saturday read, “WERES MY MONEY.” “MITCH KILLS THE POOR” was scrawled over a window. A profanity directed at the Republican senator was painted under the mailbox. Pelosi’...
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Mitt Romney and other GOP senators say they will oppose an effort by their colleagues to challenge the election results

Sen. Mitt Romney criticized the efforts of some of his colleagues, including Sen. Ted Cruz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican Sens. Mitt Romney, Pat Toomey, and Lisa Murkowski have said they will oppose an effort by their colleagues to challenge the election results. Sen. Ted Cruz is among a group of GOP senators that said they will oppose the certification of Electoral College votes on Wednesday during a joint session of Congress that is usually procedural. The ef...
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Richest 1% have almost a quarter of UK wealth, study claims

Official figures have missed £800bn of private assets, says thinktank, amid calls for wealth tax to fund Covid recoveryAlmost a quarter of all household wealth in the UK is held by the richest 1% of the population, according to alarming new research that reveals a historic underestimation of inequality in the country.The study found that the top 1% had almost £800bn more wealth than suggested by official statistics, meaning that inequality has been far higher than previously thought. Researchers...
Tags: Politics, UK, Money, Investments, Tax, Shares, Society, UK News, Property, Rich lists, Inequality, Rishi Sunak, Land Ownership, Coronavirus


Biden’s Presidency Faces Early Defining Moment In GA Runoffs

ATLANTA (AP) — Usually it’s a president’s first midterm election that reorders a White House’s political approach and priorities. For President-elect Joe Biden, his most defining congressional election is coming before he takes office. Two runoffs Tuesday in Georgia will decide which party controls the Senate and, thus, how far the new president can reach legislatively on issues such as the pandemic, health care, taxation, energy and the environment. For a politician who sold himself to Ameri...
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Blackwater Guard Pardoned By Trump Insists He ‘Acted Correctly’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evan Liberty was reading in the top bunk of his cell one evening late last month when a prison supervisor delivered news he had hoped for. “He says, ‘Are you ready for this?'” Liberty recalled. “I said, ‘Uh, I’m not sure. What is going on?’ He said, ‘Presidential pardon. Pack your stuff.’” Liberty is one of four former Blackwater contractors pardoned by President Donald Trump in one of Trump’s final acts in office, wiping away their convictions in a 2007 shooting rampage in Bag...
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Boris Johnson would lose majority and seat in election tomorrow – poll

Results suggest public are deeply unhappy with the government’s handling of Covid and BrexitThe public are deeply unhappy at the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the Brexit negotiations, a damning new poll suggests.The poll predicts that if a general election were held tomorrow neither the Conservatives nor Labour would win an outright majority. Disturbingly for Boris Johnson, the survey says the Conservatives would lose 81 seats, wiping out the 80-seat majority they won in ...
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Come clean on logjams at British borders as new Brexit rules kick in, ministers told

Amid confusion for lorry drivers in Kent, logistics firms call for greater transparency to help lessen disruptionMinisters are facing demands for more honesty and transparency over any logjams at the UK border in the wake of Britain’s exit from the EU, amid concerns that waves of disruption will last for six months.Several lorry drivers are understood to have been turned away at Dover for not having the right paperwork following the end of the Brexit transition period last week. It has caused co...
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Teachers take legal action as chaos grips England's schools plan

Unions advise teachers to stay away from schools and warn reopening plan is an ‘utter shambles’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe planned reopening of schools in England has descended into disarray, as to the classroom, heads took legal action over the government’s plans and senior Tories warned that school gates may have to remain shut for weeks to come.With warnings that some primary heads would arrive at work on Monday morning unsure about whether they would be ...
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Some GOP senators say they'll object to certifying Electoral College votes but it likely won't change a thing

Sen. Ted Cruz during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. BILL CLARK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday is announced he will object to the certification of Electoral College votes on Wednesday, Axios first reported. While President-elect Joe Biden won the race in November, Trump and a number of his Republican allies have refused to accept the results, leveraging baseless claims of widespread voter fraud. A number of other senators are expected to join...
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Nearly a dozen Republican senators led by Ted Cruz plan to object the Electoral College certification of Biden's win

Sen. Ted Cruz during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. BILL CLARK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday is announced he will object to the certification of Electoral College votes on Wednesday, Axios first reported. While President-elect Joe Biden won the race in November, Trump and a number of his Republican allies have refused to accept the results, leveraging baseless claims of widespread voter fraud. A number of other senators are expected to join...
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Former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt dies aged 71

One of four men found liable for the 1998 Omagh bombing, though he always denied being involved The former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt has died following a battle with cancer.McKevitt, who was one of four men found liable for the Omagh bomb, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer a number of years ago. He was released from prison in 2016 after serving a 20-year sentence for directing terrorism and membership of an illegal organisation. Continue reading...
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Mitch McConnell's home was vandalized with graffiti in response to his objection to increase stimulus checks to $2,000

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters as Senate Republican leaders hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters US Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell's Louisville, Kentucky home was vandalized in graffiti on Saturday, according to local news. The spray-painted message on the GOP's door states "Weres my money" in spray-paint, according to WDRB-TV. "Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society," McC...
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Welcome to the Brexit golden age – cartoon

Britannia surveys a future out of the European Union Continue reading...
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A judge will decide Julian Assange's extradition case at a London court on Monday, as free press advocates step up calls for his release

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster magistrates court in London. Reuters A UK judge is set to rule on Monday on the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US, where he would face an array of conspiracy and hacking charges.  At 10 am at London's Old Bailey courthouse, a district judge is scheduled to deliver her decision on the extradition, according to The Associated Press.  Press advocates are having difficulty gaining access to Monday's hearing, said Rebec...
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A judge will decide Julian Assange's extradition case on Monday, as free press advocates step up calls for his release

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Reuters A UK judge is set to rule on Monday on the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US, where he would face an array of conspiracy and hacking charges.  At 10 am at London's Old Bailey courthouse, a district judge is scheduled to deliver her decision on the extradition, according to The Associated Press.  Press advocates are having difficulty gaining access to Monday's hearing, said Rebec...
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Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin dies at age 60 after contracting COVID-19

Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin. AP Photo/Steve Helber Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin died on Friday from complications related to COVID-19, according his state legislative office. Chafin, a Republican who represented a rural district in Southwest Virginia, was 60 years old. "Southwest Virginia has lost a strong advocate — and we have all lost a good man," said Gov. Ralph Northam in a written statement. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin died ...
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GOP Congressman-elect Burgess Owens says 'there's no question' that Trump was reelected to a second term

Congressman-elect Burgess Owens was a featured speaker at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images GOP Congressman-elect Burgess Owens of Utah on Thursday said that he will support the challenge to President-elect Joe Biden's presidential victory on the House floor and contended that there was "no question" that President Donald Trump was reelected to a second term. In an interview with Th...
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Tips for Dealing With Controversial Topics on Social Media

Social media has given every individual a public voice, and people are eager to share their opinions on the latest hot-button issues. But as a business, it’s important to remain neutral on controversial topics to avoid risking your reputation and losing customers. With your employees actively posting on social media, however, the lines can be blurred on the matter of sharing views that may not necessarily reflect those of the company. To help business owners handle this situation tactfully and p...
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Trump declares Georgia run-off election "Illegal And Invalid"

President Trump denounced Georgia's imminent Senate run-offs late friday, describing them as "Illegal And Invalid". His reasons involve the usual conspiracy theories about his own defeat in November's general election. The president specifically noted a Georgia consent decree that he claimed was "unconstitutional," which he then claimed made both the two Senate races, as well as his own loss in the Peach State to President-elect Joe Biden, invalid.  — Read the rest
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Spain says it will have last word on Gibraltar border entries

Agreement in principle will allow territory to join the Schengen free movement areaSpain will have the last word on who can enter Gibraltar under the terms of the preliminary post-Brexit deal announced this week, Spain’s foreign minister has said, in an assertion that was swiftly challenged by Gibraltar’s chief minister.The agreement in principle – struck just hours before Gibraltar was poised to become the only frontier marked by a hard Brexit – will allow the British overseas territory to join...
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Spain says it will have last word on Gibraltar border in preliminary post-Brexit deal

Agreement in principle will allow territory to join the Schengen free movement areaSpain will have the last word on who can enter Gibraltar under the terms of the preliminary post-Brexit deal announced this week, Spain’s foreign minister has said, in an assertion that was swiftly challenged by Gibraltar’s chief minister.The agreement in principle – struck just hours before Gibraltar was poised to become the only frontier marked by a hard Brexit – will allow the British overseas territory to join...
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'Maybe it's time for a new party': Former GOP senator and Defense secretary slams Republican attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election

Then-President Barack Obama confers with national security leaders including (from left) former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, and former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and James A. Baker III at the White House on November 13, 2015. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File Former GOP Senator and Defense secretary William Cohen on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump and GOP legislators who are contesting President-elect Joe Biden's election win, suggesting the formation of a new political part...
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A new proposal in the House of Representatives could eliminate gendered language from its rules

"High angle view of Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill, Washington DC, USA.Click on the photo below to view similar images in my patriotism collection." Terraxplorer/Getty Images The House of Representatives on Sunday is slated to vote on whether to pass a series of changes that would eliminate all gendered words from its rules. The proposal put forth by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rules Committee Chair James McGovern swaps gendered words like "chairman" for gender-inclusive ones like...
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A recurring theme of late...

From Reason magazine: "As with far too many public policy disputes (over climate change, criminal justice, health care, etc.), it is not enough to merely observe that the opposing team has different ideas about how best to address a problem. No, the bad guys are either intentionally trying to make things worse or just too blinkered to admit there's a problem in the first place. The more partisan you are, the more likely you feel surrounded by murderers and denialists."It's a good piece and wort...
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A former Blackwater contractor pardoned by Trump said he 'acted correctly' and feels at 'peace' for his role in death of 14 Iraqi civilians

In this June 11, 2014 photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Evan Liberty, right, arrives at federal court in Washington. AP Photo/Cliff Owen Evan Liberty, one of the former Blackwater contractors recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, expressed little remorse in his first interview since he was released from prison.  In an interview with the Associated Press, Liberty said he was "confident in how I acted and I can basically feel peace with that." Liberty was sentenced to 30 years ...
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Ohio Gov. DeWine signed a bill requiring aborted fetal tissue be cremated or buried in latest burden on reproductive rights

An activist in Dayton, Ohio, is seen chanting slogans on a megaphone while holding a placard that says "I will not go quietly back to the 1950s" during a protest in 2019. Megan Jelinger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine this week signed legislation that would require remains from a surgical abortion be either buried or cremated. DeWine, a Republican, who has previously supported controversial and restrictive abortion legislation, was expected to sign the bill. ...
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Trump urges people to 'get ready to vote' in Georgia just hours after calling the Senate runoff elections 'both illegal and invalid'

Donald Trump attends a rally in support of Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5, 2020. Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted that the Georgia Senate runoff elections are "both illegal and invalid." He cited a bipartisan legal agreement as being proof of unconstitutionality — a claim that courts have rejected. Hours later, Trump urged his Twitter followers to "get ready to vote on Tuesday." Trump will attend a rally in Georgia on Monday for ...
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