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Pence reportedly told Trump over lunch that he didn't have the power to block Congress' certification of the election

President Trump and Vice President Pence. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence is said to have told President Donald Trump that he did not have the power to change the election results, reported, contradicting the false claim made by the president in a Tuesday tweet. Pence is set to preside over the congressional session certifying the results of the 2020 election on Wednesday. The vice president does not have the power to overturn election results; his role in...
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Ossoff and Warnock win Georgia Senate runoffs, handing Democrats control of the Senate

  Democrats will win both US Senate runoffs in Georgia to retake the US Senate, Decision Desk HQ and Business Insider project.  Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue lost their seats to Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.  Democrats will now control the Senate for the first time since 2015 and have unified control of government for the first time since 2011. Ossoff and Warnock's victories are a major breakthrough for Democrats in formerly-red Georgia and open t...
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LIVE UPDATES: 2 critical Georgia runoffs are neck-and-neck to decide the future of the Senate

  By 10:00 p.m. E.T., over 3.5 million votes had been counted and reported in Georgia. The Republican candidates currently hold narrow leads, though those leads could shift or reverse as more votes are counted. In Georgia's regular Senate election, first-term Republican David Perdue is running against Democrat Jon Ossoff.  Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, appointed in 2019 to fill a vacant seat, will face Democrat Raphael Warnock. If Democrats win both runoffs, the Senate will be divided even...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Democrats, Gop, New York Times, Arizona, US Senate, Biden


NYT: Justice Department asks White House if it can undo some civil rights protections

The US Justice Department has asked the White House for approval on a change to how it enforces a major federal law, which would undo some key civil rights protections for minority groups, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
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New York Times: Justice Department asks White House if it can undo some civil rights protections

The US Justice Department has asked the White House for approval on a change to how it enforces a major federal law, which would undo some key civil rights protections for minority groups, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
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Sacramento County Supervisor Criticizes President Trump And His Supporters: ‘You’re Dead To Me’

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LIVE UPDATES: Democratic Raphael Warnock defeats Republican Kelly Loeffler to become Georgia's first Black Senator

  Democrat Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican Kelly Loeffler in one of two Georgia Senate runoffs.  Warnock, senior pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, will be Georgia's first Black Senator.  The other US Senate runoff between GOP Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff is still too early to call.  If Democrats win both runoffs, the Senate will be divided evenly between 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, leaving Vice-president Harris as the tie-breaker and giving Democrats th...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Democrats, Gop, Arizona, US Senate, Biden, Perdue


Rep. Jamaal Bowman gets COVID-19 vaccination on camera to combat minority communities' distrust of government medical procedures

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York). AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman received his first vaccination shot on camera in an effort to fight resistance to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine that exists among Black Americans and other minority communities Bowman was candid about his initial reluctance to receive the shot. "When I say I'm nervous, I'm talking about all that as I go in," he said. "But I know it's my responsibility as an elected member of Congress to show the ...
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US intelligence agencies have issued a rare public statement claiming that the Solarwinds hack was 'likely Russian in nature'

SolarWinds Corp banner hangs at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the IPO day of the company in New York, U.S., October 19, 2018 REUTERS/Brendan McDermid A joint US intelligence task force issued an urgent and initial public reaction to the Solarwinds hack, alleging that the campaign was likely the work of Russian hackers. The statement claimed that the hack was "a serious compromise that will require a sustained and dedicated effort to remediate." The task force also confirmed that th...
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Gov. Newsom Plans $4 Billion For Economic Recovery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed a $4 billion spending plan he says will create jobs and help small businesses recover from the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Close to half of that money — $1.5 billion — would help people purchase electric cars and build the charging stations necessary for drivers to use them. That proposal is part of Newsom’s goal to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars in California by 2035. Small business...
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Phillip on Pence's conversation with Trump: Not something to celebrate

CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports that Vice President Mike Pence told President Trump at the White House that he does not have the power to overturn the election results.
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FBI investigating threat to fly planes in the US Capitol, CBS News reports

A threat was made to attack the US Capitol on the day lawmakers will be certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images Federal law enforcement is investigating a threat to attack the US Capitol on Wednesday, the day lawmakers will be certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory, CBS News reported on Tuesday. The threat was broadcast on the radio frequencies used by pilots and heard by air traffic controllers in New York. The thre...
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To object or not to object? Here’s where some local GOP House members stand on Electoral College vote

A day before perhaps the most consequential vote of their political careers, Republicans representing Southern California in the U.S. House of Representatives offered a variety of answers — or no answer at all — for why they will or won’t object to Electoral College results that deliver Democrat Joe Biden the presidency. As of Tuesday afternoon, two of Southern California’s six GOP House members — Mike Garcia of Santa Clarita and Jay Obernolte of Big Bear Lake — said they planned to contest some...
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LIVE UPDATES: Democrats Ossoff and Warnock lead in key Georgia Senate runoffs

  By 9 p.m. E.T., over 2.3 million votes had been counted and reported in Georgia. The Democratic candidates are currently leading, though those leads could shift or reverse as more votes are counted. In Georgia's regular Senate election, first-term Republican David Perdue is running against Democrat Jon Ossoff.  Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, appointed in 2019 to fill a vacant seat, will face Democrat Raphael Warnock. If Democrats win both runoffs, the Senate will be divided evenly between...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, Democrats, Gop, Arizona, US Senate, Biden


Analysis: Trump's election delusions are getting grander

As President Donald Trump's days in the White House grow increasingly numbered, his delusions about the 2020 election are growing. By a lot.
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Donald Trump's election delusions are getting grander

As President Donald Trump's days in the White House grow increasingly numbered, his delusions about the 2020 election are growing. By a lot.
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LIVE UPDATES: Polls close in 2 Georgia runoff elections to determine control of the US Senate

  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 Republican David Perdue is running against Democrat Jon Ossoff.  Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, appointed in 2019 to fill a vacant seat, will face Democrat Raphael Warnock. If Democrats win both runoffs, the Senate will be divided evenly between 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, leaving Vice-president elect Kamala Ha...
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Trump Will Address Dead-Ender Fringe Raging Against Biden Victory Wednesday

President Donald Trump is expected to speak at the “Stop the Steal” protest in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, a White House spokesperson confirmed to TPM -- a major coup for the dead-ender movement as it rallies a rogue’s gallery to the nation’s capital. [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Facebook Political Ads Ban to Go Back Into Effect in Georgia Wednesday

Facebook confirmed that ads about social issues, elections or politics will once again be banned in Georgia starting Wednesday morning, with the two Senate runoff elections in the state wrapping up Tuesday. The social network imposed an indefinite ban on ads of those types in the U.S., which took effect Oct. 27, or one week...
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Rep. Karin Power will bring new progressive voice to state legislative committees

Rep. Power’s Twitter profile pic. A former southeast Portland resident who publicly opined about what downtown would be like if we tore out Interstate 5 has been named to two key state legislative committees that oversee transportation. Representative Karin Power — a Democrat whose district (41) includes the City of Milwaukie and Oak Grove, as well as the Sellwood, Eastmoreland, Westmoreland and Brentwood-Darlington neighborhoods — is now a member of the Joint Interstate 5 Bridge and Joint Tran...
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Georgia election official says 'truth' needs to be told, even if it hurts Trump's chances

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference, November 11, 2020. Brynn Anderson/AP Georgia's chief election official denied that a leak of a phone call with President Donald Trump was harmful to national security. "I don't understand how truth would ever jeopardize the country," Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a Fox News interview on Tuesday. "We're standing on the facts, we're standing on the truth. And so we have the numbers here." V...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Democrats, US Senate, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump, SANDRA SMITH, Georgia Senate, Brynn Anderson, David Choi


Scotland's leader says Trump isn't welcome to visit his Turnberry resort because golfing isn't essential travel

The president golfing at Trump Turnberry in Getty Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday put an end to rumors that President Donald Trump would visit his Turnberry golf resort during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  Sturgeon said the country's national lockdown, which includes a prohibition on non-essential travel, applies to Trump.  A Scottish newspaper reported on Sunday that a US military plane sometimes used by Trump is scheduled to arrive at an airport near Tru...
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Kenosha police officers will not be charged in the shooting of Jacob Blake, prosecutor says - live

Blake’s shooting touched off protests across the country last summerPolls open across Georgia for voting in twin Senate electionsTrump call to Raffensperger electrifies voters at Georgia rallyRepublican Hawley dodges question during Fox News grillingSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.20pm GMT The police officer who shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin will not be charged with any crime, the district attorney Michael Gravel...
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McConnell declines to take sides on GOP challenge to electoral certification, saying he 'won't judge anybody for their decision'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wears a face mask as he participates in a mock swearing-in for the 117th Congress with Vice President Mike Pence in the Old Senate Chamber at the US Capitol on January 3, 2021. KEVIN DIETSCH/AFP via Getty Images Despite previously acknowledging President-elect Joe Biden's win, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to publicly weigh in on GOP plans to object to the electoral certification process on Wednesday.  In a recent conferen...
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Some H&R Block and TurboTax customers are experiencing issues getting their second stimulus checks

Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jeff Fusco/Stringer Some H&R Block and TurboTax customers may experience delays in getting their second stimulus payments due to processing issues.  H&R Block said it will try to resolve the issue by end of day Tuesday.  For those who are still having trouble, the IRS is also trying to resolve the issue, and some recipients can try to get the payment via a tax ...
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CISA, FBI, NSA, ODNI: The 'likely Russian in origin' attack on USA was for 'intelligence-gathering'

A joint statement "on the recent significant cyber incident involving federal government networks" was just released by @CISA, @FBI, @ODNI, and @NSA — and their phrasing suggests the attack is still ongoing. "This work indicates that an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor, likely Russian in origin, is responsible for most or all of the recently discovered, ongoing cyber compromises of both government and non-governmental networks," reads the statement. — Read the rest
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Boris's boosterism means he never learns | John Crace

The prime minister’s first Downing Street press conference kept up his veneer of acting as if he knew what he was doingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLet’s take the positives first. There have been no changes in government policy on coronavirus in the past 24 hours. After the confusion of the past few days, weeks and months, that is in itself cause for celebration. A sign of some much needed stability in Westminster.Boris Johnson’s narcissism is an open secret. What’...
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No indication White House will overhaul vaccine distribution despite widespread problems

Trump administration officials admit Operation Warp Speed fell well short of its target to get coronavirus shots to 20 million Americans in 2020, but there's no sign of an aggressive federal push to address the problem.
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American Airlines grounding emotional-support animals

By David Koenig | Associated Press DALLAS — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs. The change takes effect Monday, although passengers who already bought tickets can fly with a companion animal until Feb. 1. The move follows a similar decision by Alaska Airlines and i...
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Strict Covid restrictions could last months, Boris Johnson signals

PM says lifting lockdown is subject to ‘lots of caveats’ as figures show 1m people in England have CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain could face harsh restrictions for many months to come, Boris Johnson and his chief scientists warned as figures suggested more than 1 million people in England are infected with coronavirus, or one in every 50.The prime minister said the plan to emerge from a newly-imposed national lockdown in mid-February was subject to “lots...
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