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Watchdog group calls from Trump's criminal investigation over call pressuring Georgia's secretary of state to overturn election results

US President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a center-left watchdog group, is asking prosecutors to conduct a criminal investigation into President Donald Trump. The request came in a letter sent Monday to the Department of Justice and Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis. It comes after audio revealed...
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State Senator Introduces Bills To Limit State Authority During Pandemic

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Trump speaks at Georgia rally ahead of runoff elections - live

Biden spoke in Georgia earlier criticising TrumpDemocrats ask FBI investigate Trump’s Georgia phone callTrump pressed Georgia to overturn Biden victoryLeave military out of it, former defence secretaries tell TrumpUS Covid hospitalizations at record high as Fauci warns it may get worseSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.34am GMT On Wednesday, Trump’s vice president Mike Pence is scheduled to preside over what is typically a symbolic, televised certification of the ...
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Pence, Biden warn of high stakes in Georgia runoff

By Bill Barrow, Will Weissert and Jeff Amy | Associated Press ATLANTA, Ga. — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday told Georgia Democrats they had the power to “chart the course” for a generation and Vice President Mike Pence urged Republicans to vote for “the last line of defense” in Washington in a series of final pleas ahead of runoff elections that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. The men spoke hours before President Donald Trump was due to make his case to voters at a nighttime ral...
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First Black woman to lead the US Naval Academy's students says the military's campaign to fight racial issues is for 'generations down the line'

US Navy Midshipman Sydney Barber of Lake Forest, Illinois. US Navy US Navy Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, the first Black woman to lead the US Naval Academy as a brigade commander, described the country's reckoning with racial tensions as an eye-opening experience and said there was still "a lot of room for progress." "It's a good thing that we're opening up the conversation, and it's a good thing we're working through initiatives to address the issues," she told Insider. Of the 1,194...
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First Black woman to lead the US Naval Academy's students says the military still has 'a lot of room for progress' on racial issues

US Navy Midshipman Sydney Barber of Lake Forest, Illinois. US Navy US Navy Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, the first Black woman to lead the US Naval Academy as a brigade commander, described the country's reckoning with racial tensions as an eye-opening experience and said there was still "a lot of room for progress." "It's a good thing that we're opening up the conversation, and it's a good thing we're working through initiatives to address the issues," she told Insider. Of the 1,194...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, US, Careers, Trends, Marine Corps, Illinois, U.S. military, Barber, Floyd, US Naval Academy, First Black, David Choi, Gilday, Mike Gilday


Georgia secretary of state says David Perdue 'still owes' his wife an apology for death threats after calling for his resignation

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Brynn Anderson/AP Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Monday strongly defended himself against attacks from GOP Sen. David Perdue after the release of a recorded phone conversation featuring President Donald Trump pressuring him to overturn the statewide presidential election results. "Senator Perdue still owes my wife an apology for all the death threats she got after he asked for my resignation," he said on Fox News. "I have not...
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Proud Boys leader arrested in Washington, DC, on charges of destruction of property

Enrique Tarrio, a leader of the Proud Boys, attends a Proud Boys rally on September 26, 2020 in Delta Park, on the northern edge of Portland, Oregon. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images Far-right group Proud Boys' leader Enrique Tarrio was arrested Monday in Washington, DC, on charges of destruction of property. The charges are connected to a mid-December protest that involved the burning of a Black Lives Matter banner belonging to a historically Black church in DC. Tarrio posted a...
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Donald Trump’s post-election meltdown hits a new low

President Donald Trump’s post-election meltdown reached a new low in a phone call with Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger. In a recording of the call, which took place on Saturday, the president can be heard running a number of election-fraud talking points by Raffensperger, each one rejected. The president, seemingly unaware that Georgia has conducted multiple audits, suggested 18,000 ballots were counted as many as three times. “We did an audit of that, and we proved c...
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First Black woman to lead the US Naval Academy's students says the campaign to fight racial issues is for 'generations down the line'

US Navy Midshipman Sydney Barber of Lake Forest, Illinois. US Navy US Navy Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, the first Black woman to lead the US Naval Academy as a brigade commander, described the country's reckoning with racial tensions as an eye-opening experience and said there was still "a lot of room for progress." "It's a good thing that we're opening up the conversation, and it's a good thing we're working through initiatives to address the issues," she told Insider. Of the 1,194...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, US, Careers, Trends, Marine Corps, Illinois, U.S. military, Barber, Floyd, US Naval Academy, First Black, David Choi, Gilday, Mike Gilday


Dominion's CEO says the voting-technology company will bring a defamation lawsuit against Sidney Powell and may do so with Trump as well

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Dominion CEO John Poulos told Axios it was preparing an "imminent" defamation lawsuit against Sidney Powell for her false election conspiracy theories about the voting technology company. Poulos also said he is considering whether to sue President Donald Trump for pushing some of the same false theories. Dominion has sent document retention letters to a range of right-wing media organizations and figures for propagating element...
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Trump awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to longtime loyalist and GOP Rep. Devin Nunes

Devin Nunes. Getty Images President Donald Trump on Monday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California. Nunes has spent years fanning the flames of Trump's conspiracy theories about the Russia investigation, the so-called Steele dossier, the Justice Department, and the intelligence community. Nunes "pursued the Russia Hoax at great personal risk and never stopped standing up for the truth. He had the fortitude to take on the media, the FBI, the In...
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Dominion's CEO says the voting technology company is going to sue Sidney Powell for defamation and is considering a lawsuit against Trump

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Dominion CEO John Poulos told Axios it is preparing an "imminent" defamation lawsuit against Sidney Powell for her false election conspiracy theories about the voting technology company. Poulos also said he is considering whether to sue President Donald Trump for pushing some of the same false theories. Dominion has sent document retention letters to a range of right-wing media organizations and figures for propagating elements...
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#SaudiArabia, #Qatar to sign U.S.-brokered deal to ease Gulf crisis - Axios

Saudi Arabia, Qatar to sign U.S.-brokered deal to ease Gulf crisis - Axios Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. Photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Gulf countries are expected to sign an agreement on Tuesday toward ending a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf after 3½ years. The big picture:  A Saudi-led coalition severed ties with Qatar in 2017 and closed their airspace and sea routes to Qatar...
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DC police will reach out to a GOP freshman congresswoman who released an ad in which she appeared to walk around the US Capitol with a handgun

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., center, smiles after joining other freshman Republican House members for a group photo at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo A newly-elected Republican congresswoman released an ad saying she intends to carry a handgun with her around Washington, DC, and wound up on the radar of the Metropolitan Police Department. "I will carry my firearm in DC and in Congress," Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert said in the ad. "It's our j...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Dc, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Gun Rights, Second Amendment


Inside Blair House, the presidential guest house that's bigger than the White House and known as the 'world's most exclusive hotel'

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush at Blair House on December 4, 2018. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Blair House is the presidential guest house, just steps from the White House. People call it the "world's most exclusive hotel" because heads of state, royalty, and presidents-elect stay there as guests of the commander in chief. Blair House was built in the 1820s as a family's home,...
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'I screamed in my car': A Georgia election official debunks Trump's 'ridiculous claims' from the president's leaked phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

Gabriel Sterling, Voting Systems Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office, implored for political leaders to condemn threats and violence against election workers. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Georgia Voting System Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling fact-checked a wide range of President Donald Trump's new and old baseless election and voter fraud claims on Monday.  Sterling's weekly news conference came after multiple news organizations published audio of a stunning ho...
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Pandemic: Wisc. pharmacist tried to ruin vaccine intentionally

By Todd Richmond | Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin pharmacist convinced the world was “crashing down” told police he tried to ruin hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine because he believed the shots would mutate people’s DNA, according to court documents released Monday. Police in Grafton, about 20 miles north of Milwaukee, arrested Advocate Aurora Health pharmacist Steven Brandenburg last week following an investigation into the 57 spoiled vials of the Moderna vaccine, which off...
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NHS needs to deliver at least 2m jabs a week to fulfil government target

The groups Boris Johnson said will receive first dose amount to about 13.9 million people in England Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS will have to start delivering at least 2m jabs a week from next week if it is to fulfil the government’s plan to vaccinate everyone in the four highest-priority groups by mid-February.The four groups the prime minister said will have a first dose amount to 13.9 million people in England, according to Nadhim Zahawi, the vaccines m...
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Relief amid the 'chaos' as Covid shuts down all schools in England

School leaders and teaching unions welcome U-turn but criticise government approachCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHeadteachers in England have expressed relief at the government’s decision to “bow to the inevitable” and close schools. But they described ministers’ decision-making as shambolic and demanded urgent clarification on what will replace next summer’s exams, which will no longer go ahead as planned.School leaders and teaching unions, who were pressing for a ...
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The many U-turns on the road to England's third lockdown

November lockdown decision has been followed by a series of flip-flops and 11th-hour announcements Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government’s coronavirus strategy for England has changed a number of times since the start of the November lockdown, as infections soared and a new variant of the virus emerged.14 October 2020: Johnson dismisses calls from the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, for a “circuit-breaker” lockdown, telling MPs: “Opportunism is the name of the g...
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England will go back into full national coronavirus lockdown, Boris Johnson announces

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Getty England will follow Scotland and go back into full national lockdown, Boris Johnson has confirmed. Schools will remain closed with the public told to stay at home until at least mid-February. The UK Prime Minister made the televised announcement amid an explosion in cases and hospitalizations in the country. Case numbers have rocketed following the identification of a new faster-spreading variant of the virus in the country in December. Visit Business ...
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England to enter toughest Covid lockdown since March

Boris Johnson says restrictions will last at least six weeks with schools closed until February half-termCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngland will enter its toughest nationwide lockdown since March, with schools closed and people allowed to leave home once a day for exercise for at least six weeks, Boris Johnson has announced as the numbers of people in hospital reach new highs.All pupils will switch to remote learning until the February half-term, the prime minist...
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Vaccination campaign picks up speed around the world

By Danica Kirka and Anruddha Ghosal | Associated Press The campaign to vanquish the coronavirus is picking up speed, with Britain beginning to dispense the second vaccine in its arsenal Monday. But authorities in France and elsewhere in Europe are coming under fire for slow rollouts and delays. In the U.S., meanwhile, government officials reported that vaccinations have accelerated markedly after a sluggish start. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, said over the weeke...
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Biden's presidential inauguration will include a virtual parade and a military escort to the White House

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the U.S. response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The Presidential Inaugural Committee said on Sunday that the traditional Inauguration Day parade would be virtual this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. James Clyburn, co-chair of President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural committee, told USA Today only about 2,000 people are...
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Two runoff elections in Georgia will determine control of the US Senate

Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock greet each other onstage during the "Vote GA Blue" concert for Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff at New Birth Church on December 28, 2020 at New Birth Church in Stonecrest, Georgia. Paras Griffin/Getty Images Voting in two crucial US Senate runoffs in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate is ending on Tuesday, January 5.  In Georgia's regular Senate election, first-term Republi...
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England's coronavirus lockdown strategy flip-flops: a timeline

November lockdown decision has been followed by a series of U-turns and 11th-hour announcements Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government’s coronavirus strategy for England has changed a number of times since the start of the November lockdown, as infections soared and a new variant of the virus emerged.14 October 2020: Johnson dismisses calls from the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, for a “circuit breaker” lockdown, telling MPs “opportunism is the name of the game ...
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Former Sen. John Danforth criticizes Josh Hawley's challenge of the 2020 presidential election as 'radical' and 'the opposite of conservative'

Former Sen. John Danforth (R-Missouri). AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File Former Republican Sen. John Danforth on Monday slammed Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley's efforts to contest the Electoral College certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win in the 2020 presidential race. "Lending credence to Trump's false claim that the election was stolen is a highly destructive attack on our constitutional government," Danforth said in a statement. "It is the opposite of conservative; it is radical." Ha...
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What the 12 Republican senators planning to challenge the Electoral College in Trump's favor can and can't do to delay Biden's presidency

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Hundreds of congressional Republicans are poised to mount a formal challenge to President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win in at least one but possibly multiple states. Vice President Mike Pence, acting as the Senate president, will preside over a joint session of the new 117th Congress on January 6 to formally certify each state's slates of presidential electors one at a time. Several House lawmakers and 12 Republican senators have expressed their intenti...
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The Pentagon abruptly ordered an aircraft carrier on its way home from the Middle East to turn around as it warned Iran

USS Nimitz US Navy The Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller on Sunday abruptly ordered an aircraft carrier on its way home to change course and return to the Middle East as a warning to Iran. He said that the move was in response to Iranian threats against the president and other government officials. The order, which reportedly came from President Donald Trump, follows a flurry of US military activity in the area in the final weeks of the Trump administration. Visit Business Insider's...
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