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Manchin says Senate should consider using 14th Amendment to remove Hawley and Cruz over their objections to Electoral College votes

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks to the press near the Senate subway following a vote in the Senate impeachment trial that acquitted President Donald Trump of all charges on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. After the House impeached Trump last year, the Senate voted today to acquit the President on two articles of impeachment as the trial concludes. Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said the Senate should con...
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Facebook temporarily stops ads related to 'weapon accessories and protective equipment' ahead of the inauguration and after the Capitol Hill riot

In this photo illustration a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Facebook is pausing advertisements for "weapon accessories and protective equipment" until two days after President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration,  reported. The move came after a report from , complaints from employees, and two separate letters to Facebook from some attorneys general and senators. One letter to Facebook by four attorneys general said, "Faceboo...
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Biden To Prioritize Legal Status For Approx. 11 Million Immigrants

SAN DIEGO (AP/CBS13) — President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties. According to four people briefed on his plans, Biden will announce legislation on his first day in office to provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States illegally. The president-elect camp...
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Historians having to tape together records that Trump tore up

Implications for public record and legal proceedings after administration seized or destroyed papers, notes and other informationThe public will not see Donald Trump’s White House records for years, but there is growing concern the collection will never be complete – leaving a hole in the history of one of America’s most tumultuous presidencies.Trump has been cavalier about the law requiring that records be preserved. He has a habit of ripping up documents before tossing them out, forcing White ...
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Rudy Giuliani said he is working on Trump's defense for the impeachment trial and that he's open to the president himself testifying, ABC News report says

Giuliani said he would not be "strongly opposed" to Trump himself testifying during the trial. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani said he is working on President Donald Trump's defense for his upcoming impeachment trial, according to ABC News. Giuliani said he plans to argue the president did not incite violence because the unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud are true — despite the fact that none of the claims have held up in court thus far. He also said he would not be opposed to...
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Kamala Harris, the first female, Black, and Asian American vice president-elect, will be sworn in by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice

Harris is the first female, Black, and Asian American vice president-elect in United States history. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images In a historic ceremony, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Harris is the first female, Black, and Asian American vice president-elect in United States history. Sotomayor is the first Latina justice to sit on the Supreme Court. When asked about being sworn in outside the US Capitol foll...
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USPS says it's removing mailboxes and suspending mail collection in several major cities ahead of Biden's inauguration

A person drops a letter into a USPS mailbox during Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on September 7, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images The US Postal Service will remove some mailboxes and halt collection in several major cities as a safety measure ahead of next week's presidential inauguration.  States and cities across the country are expecting unrest in the days leading up to January 20.  Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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Carbis Bay in Cornwall to host G7 summit in June

Tiny resort to welcome incoming US president Joe Biden and other world leaders for three-day summitThe tiny seaside resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall has been chosen to be the venue of the G7 summit in June, with the village now expecting an influx of foreign visitors.The 125-acre Carbis Bay Estate – which encompasses a luxury hotel, an award-winning restaurant and a spa – will be the main location of the summit, but the seaside village will be supported by neighbouring St Ives a mile away, along...
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Key lines from the unveiling of Biden's science team

President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday introduced key members of his White House science team, including his nominee for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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Human Capital: Labor issues at GitHub, Facebook’s new civil rights exec and a legal battle against Prop 22

This week kicked off with a report of a GitHub worker who was fired after cautioning his coworkers in the DC area to stay safe from Nazis during the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Facebook created a new executive role pertaining to civil rights and California’s Proposition 22 faced its first legal challenge this year. All that and more in this week’s edition of Human Capital. Facebook hires VP of civil rights Facebook hired Roy Austin to become its first-ever VP of Civil Rights...
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A reminder to try anyways

The highly anticipated A Promised Land was the first book I could not wait to crack open over my two-week break for the winter holidays. Former President Barack Obama explains in his introduction that this work is the first of two autobiographical accounts covering the period from his state legislature run in Illinois through his […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Donald Trump Jr. decided against a Wyoming Senate run in 2020: report

Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a Trump rally in Harrison, Michigan, on September 14, 2020. Scott Legato/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, decided against running for an open Senate seat in Wyoming last year, according to Politico. The article detailed the political futures of the Trump family, specifically that of White House advisor Ivanka Trump, who is thought of as a potential Republican challenger to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio in 2022. According to the ...
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As Trump leaves, GOP grapples with new conspiracy caucus

Donald Trump may be leaving the White House in a few days, but the umbrella of conspiracy theories he inspired is only just arriving in Washington.
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Republicans courted QAnon for votes. Now, some of these conspiracy-minded politicians have moved up to the major leagues.

Donald Trump may be leaving the White House in a few days, but the umbrella of conspiracy theories he inspired are only just arriving in Washington.
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Nick Ut, photojournalist who made famed Vietnam War 'napalm girl' image, attacked in D.C

The Pulitzer Prize-winner had received the National Medal of Arts at the White House the day before.
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As President Trump leaves office, Republicans are left to grapple with the QAnon wing of the party that will linger long after he's gone

Donald Trump may be leaving the White House in a few days, but the umbrella of conspiracy theories he inspired are only just arriving in Washington.
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Biden introduces key members of White House science team

President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday introduced key members of his White House science team, including his nominee for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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The politics of the Zuma-Zondo showdown

Any move made by the Zondo commission head or by former president Jacob Zuma must be calculated, because one mistake from either side could lead to a political fallout The post The politics of the Zuma-Zondo showdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Walgreens and Pfizer become the latest corporations to suspend political donations to Republican lawmakers who objected to Biden's presidential win

A customer walks out of a Walgreens pharmacy store in Austin, Texas Reuters Walgreens has suspended contributions to the 147 Republican lawmakers who opposed the certification of president-elect Joe Biden. The pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has also reportedly decided to also suspend contributions to those lawmakers for six months.  The two corporations join Amazon, Marriott, AT&T and others in suspending donations to GOP lawmakers who tried to overturn the election.  Some corporations ...
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'What the hell's the matter with them?': Biden scorches GOP lawmakers who didn't wear masks in secure areas during Capitol riots, saying they need 'to grow up'

President-elect Joe Biden. Susan Walsh/AP President-elect Joe Biden on Friday excoriated Republicans who refused to wear masks while huddled with other lawmakers during the Capitol riots, saying they needed "to grow up." "Quite frankly, it was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear masks while they were in secure locations," he said. At least three Democratic House members who were in locations with a select number ...
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As Trump leaves the stage, Republicans grapple with new conspiracy caucus

Donald Trump may be leaving the White House in a few days, but the umbrella of conspiracy theories he inspired are only just arriving in Washington.
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Brexit teething problems – cartoon

From fish to lorries to footballers, Boris Johnson has his hands full Continue reading...
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Keir Starmer outlines 'optimistic' future for UK with Biden as president

Labour leader uses first address on foreign policy since taking office to build bridges with US and EUSir Keir Starmer has set out his “optimistic” vision for a wide-ranging new relationship with the US under Joe Biden.Speaking before Biden’s inauguration on 20 January, Starmer said he was “incredibly optimistic about the new relationship we can build” and that Britain must once again be “the bridge between the US and the rest of Europe”. Continue reading...
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Biden official accuses Trump administration of 'sabotage,' following a string of controversial foreign policy decisions in the final days of the presidency

US President Donald Trump boards Air Force One. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images An unnamed transition official from President-elect Joe Biden's team has said that President Donald Trump's latest foreign policy moves "feel like sabotage," according to PBS NewsHour. In the PBS exclusive interview, the official singled out Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for implementing controversial foreign policies in the final days of Trump's presidency. He suggested that these decisions' timing was suspi...
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Joe Biden Promotes 'Science Advisor' to US Cabinet-Level Position

"President-elect Joe Biden announced Friday that he has chosen a pioneer in mapping the human genome — the so-called 'book of life' — to be his chief science adviser," reports the Associated Press, "and is elevating the top science job to a Cabinet position." Biden nominated Eric Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, who was the lead author of the first paper announcing the details of the human genome, as director of Office of Science and Technology Policy and adv...
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Carbon capture is vital to meeting climate goals, scientists tell green critics

Supporters insist that storage technology is not a costly mistake but the best way for UK to cut emissions from heavy industryEngineers and geologists have strongly criticised green groups who last week claimed that carbon capture and storage schemes – for reducing fossil fuel emissions – are costly mistakes.The scientists insisted that such schemes are vital weapons in the battle against global heating and warn that failure to set up ways to trap carbon dioxide and store it underground would ma...
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Kamala Harris said she and Biden won't 'yield to those who would try and make us afraid' days ahead of being sworn into office outside of US Capitol

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware on November 24, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photos Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is set to be sworn into office in front of the US Capitol on Inauguration Day on January 20. The transition of power comes after the deadly US Capitol attack incited by President Donald Trump's base...
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Trump is planning an 'elaborate' send-off for himself before Biden's inauguration. He wants a red carpet, military band, and a 21-gun salute, reports say.

US President Donald Trump will not attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump is planning a red carpet, military band, and a US Air Force flypast on the morning of Joe Biden's inauguration, according to ABC News. He's also asked about the possibility of a 21-gun salute, reported the Associated Press. Trump — who will not be attending the ceremony — intends to depart for Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday morning, CNN said. Bide...
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Live politics updates: My Pillow CEO Lindell White House meeting notes reference martial law, new CIA head

The notes also suggested replacing CIA Director Gina Haspel with Trump loyalist Kash Patel.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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US President-Elect Biden Starts New Twitter Account, Criticizes Policy on POTUS Account

"This will be the account for my official duties as President," tweeted U.S. president-elect Joe Biden on Thursday — but from a new account at @PresElectBiden (which will transition to @POTUS after Wednesday's inauguration). But Bloomberg reports Biden is still "clashing with the social media company over its decision to deny the incoming administration millions of existing White House followers." Biden's transition opened @PresElectBiden in order to start building a following for one of the o...
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