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Biden laid out his first 100 days in office and said he won't use DOJ as his personal 'vehicle' to investigate Trump

Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden said he wouldn't use the Justice Department as his "vehicle" to investigate President Donald Trump — allowing the agency to be independent. Biden laid out his priorities for his first 100 days in office to NBC News anchor Lester Holt in the president-elect's first televised interview since the November election. "I will not do what this president does and use the Justice Department...
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'Shameful': Progressives are angry Biden is considering a Cabinet post for Rahm Emanuel despite his handling of the police shooting of an unarmed Black teenager

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is under consideration to serve in President-elect Joe Biden's administration as the Secretary of Transportation, according to a CNN report. Emanuel's handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting has upset a contingent of progressive Democratic lawmakers and threatens to halt any traction for the former Washington insider coming to work for Biden. As the furor grew, Crain's Chicago Busin...
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Facebook Experiments With Being Less Awful, Says Not to Get Used to It or Anything

Has Facebook learned jack shit from the past few nightmare years? Not really, per a report in the New York Times on Tuesday. Facebook only started giving more weight to reputable publishers in the News Feed days after the 2020 election and doesn’t plan on making that a long-term thing. Executives on its policy team…Read more...
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Trump touted the stock market in a surprise news briefing and then left after only a minute

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence leave the stage after speaking to the press in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 24, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump only spoke for a minute at a surprise news conference on Tuesday. He arrived at the White House briefing room alongside Vice President Mike Pence, praised the stock market, commented on the coronavirus vaccine, and left without fielding questions from reporters. "...
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Dem Rep Demands Giuliani Lose Law License After Election Legal Battles Hit Dead End

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) filed complaints in five states on Friday demanding that Rudy Giuliani and 22 other lawyers working with the Trump campaign be disbarred for filing “frivolous” lawsuits and allegedly engaging in “conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation” in their failed attempts to overturn the election results. Giuliani has happily waged Trump’s election delegitimization war for him, launching unsuccessful legal challenges in several swing states as part of a...
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Democrats are waiting out Trump's 'temper tantrum,' but there may be long-term consequences of the GOP's election subversion

President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 21, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images For the last three weeks, President Donald Trump has attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential race and Democrats have attempted to characterize his efforts as a sideshow.  Democrats' strategy of using public pressure seems to be working so far. The president announced on Monday evening that he'd allow "initial protocols" for the transition to begin.  But Trum...
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Newsmax CEO says Trump's baseless voter fraud claims are 'great for news' in off the rails interview

Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy attends a dinner with the US president and business leaders in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 7, 2018. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy straight up said President Donald Trump's promoting of baseless voter fraud theories are good for his bottom line. "At the end of the day, it's great for news," Ruddy said. "The news cycle is red-hot, and Newsmax is getting one million people per minute, according to Nielsen,...
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Biden's response to the transition starting hints at how worried he is about the damage Trump has done to the federal government

Joe Biden, then the Vice President, looks out from the Oval Office of the White House in September 2014. Pool/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden's transition team welcomed moves from the Trump administration to begin a presidential transition. But at the same time, the team signaled that it expects a big part of its job to be damage mitigation. A statement warned that an urgent task is to uncover the extent of "the Trump administration's efforts to hollow out government agencies." It d...
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Laura Ingraham told viewers that Biden would be the next president and suggested anyone saying otherwise was lying

Laura Ingraham on her show on Monday. She said President Donald Trump's election challenges would most likely fail. Fox News On Monday night, the Fox News host Laura Ingraham said it was highly unlikely that President Donald Trump would win his legal challenges to the 2020 election results and secure a second term. "Unless the legal situation changes in a dramatic, and frankly, an unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20," Ingraham said on her show. She added: "If I...
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Laura Ingraham told viewers that Biden will be the next president, and suggested that anyone who says otherwise is lying

Laura Ingraham on her show on November 23, 2020. She said that President Donald Trump's election challenges will likely fail. Fox News On Monday night, Laura Ingraham told her Fox News show it was highly unlikely that President Donald Trump would win his legal challenges to the 2020 election results and secure a second term. "Unless the legal situation changes in a dramatic, and frankly, an unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20," Ingraham said.  She added: "If I ...
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An anonymous senior Trump campaign advisor said Trump 'basically just conceded' by 'recommending' that the GSA start the Biden-Harris transition

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on September 8. Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images An anonymous senior Trump campaign advisor told The Washington Post that President Donald Trump "basically just conceded" by tweeting support for allowing the Biden-Harris transition to officially begin. The Trump-appointed head of the General Services Administration had sent a letter earlier Monday to President-elect Joe Biden allowing him to access resour...
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An anonymous senior Trump campaign advisor reportedly said Trump 'basically just conceded' after he tweeted that he was 'recommending' the GSA start the Biden-Harris transition

President Trump holds a Make America Great Again campaign rally in Winston-Salem, NC United States on September 8, 2020 Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images An anonymous senior Trump campaign advisor said they think Trump "basically just conceded" after the president tweeted he recommended the start of the Biden-Harris transition, according to The Washington Post. Emily Murphy, the Trump-appointed head of the General Services Administration, sent a letter earlier Monday to President-...
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Trump didn’t concede, but he will move Biden’s transition forward

With an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, election results took a bit longer this year than usual. But if Americans were expecting an election week, November stretched on into a month of election drama, with President Trump mounting an unprecedented effort to undermine election results and stall the transition process, even as states certified Biden’s win. President Trump at last appeared to accept the election results Monday, but not in so many words. It certainly wasn’t a concession spe...
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Trump claims he directed his administration to start Biden's transition process even as he continues to claim he won the election

US President Donald Trump looks on as he departs a rally at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio on September 21, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump took a significant step towards conceding the presidential election on Monday evening after his GSA chief recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner.  Trump claimed that he recommended General Services Administration chief, Emily Murphy, and his aides move forward with "initial protocols" for the ...
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Trump claims he directed his administration to start Biden's transition process even as he continues to say he won the election

President Donald Trump. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump took a significant step toward conceding the presidential election on Monday evening after his General Services Administration chief recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner. Trump said he recommended that GSA Administrator Emily Murphy and his aides move forward with "initial protocols" for the presidential transition. "Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I belie...
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A More Diverse And Inclusive Gov’t Could Be Biden’s Most Significant Policy Legacy. But It Must Extend Beyond Admin Leadership.

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. After what seemed like a never ending campaign, Joe Biden has won the presidency. He did so with a campaign team that was one of the most diverse in history, including a staff that was more than one-third people of color and more than half women. His transition team is shaping up similarly. But winning and setting a vision is only the beginning of the work of governing. Translating promises into policy enactment...
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Michigan formally certified its Electoral College votes for Biden, another blow to Trump's attempt to overturn the election results

Motorists participate during a drive-by rally to certify the presidential election results near the Capitol building in Lansing. Paul Sancya/AP Michigan's four-member Board of State Canvassers voted on Monday to formally certify the state's 16 Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden. Democrats Jeanette Bradshaw and Julie Matuzak and Republican Aaron Van Langevelde voted to certify, while Republican Norman Shinkle abstained.  The board heard over three hours of testimony and p...
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Vladimir Putin wasted no time in weaponizing Trump's election conspiracies to spread Russian propaganda

Vladimir Putin seen in Moscow, Russia, on September 28, 2020. Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin has wasted no time in seizing on US President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the 2020 election to boost Russia's strategic goals. In addition to saying he will not congratulate President-elect Joe Biden while claiming the results are not clear, Putin said the "problems in the US electoral system" mean the US doesn't have the right to criticize how ...
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Election officials are facing death threats in key swing states where Trump is trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential race

Protesters rally outside the Georgia State Capitol during a 'March for Trump' protest against the results of the 2020 Presidential election on November 21, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images State officials are sounding the alarm on an uptick in death threats that they've received since the presidential election. They work in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada — key states where President Donald Trump's campaign is attempting to overturn the r...
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Portman Urges Trump To ‘Move Forward’ After Lawsuits Couldn’t Prove Mass Fraud

The dam continues breaking against President Trump. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) implored Trump to stop stonewalling President-elect Joe Biden’s formal transition process in an op-ed published Monday. Portman is one of the few Hill Republicans who have recently come around to accepting the reality that Trump’s presidency will end in January, following the sitting president’s unsuccessful legal attempts at delegitimizing the election process. After saying that he supported Trump and his campaign’s r...
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Trump's top election lawyer in Wisconsin says he and his wife voted illegally in the campaign's latest legal argument

US President Donald Trump arrives to a campaign rally at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin on October 30, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Jim Troupis, President Donald Trump's top campaign lawyer in Wisconsin, says he voted illegally. He asked the Dane County Board of Canvassers to invalidate all in-person absentee ballots, which was a method the state officially offered for returning ballots. Troupis and his wife both voted in-person absentee, ...
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Over 100 Republican national security experts implore Trump to concede the presidential election to Biden and start the transition process

President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Over 100 Republican national security experts on Monday called on GOP congressional leaders to push President Donald Trump to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden, according to the Washington Post. In a signed letter, the experts urged current GOP officeholders and Trump to prioritize the country's nationa...
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Trump Faces Growing Calls From Biz Leaders To Concede After Legal Battles Fall Flat

President Trump is facing increasing pressure from corporate America to finally concede to President-elect Joe Biden after the sitting president’s ill-fated attempts to legally challenge the legitimacy of the election process have fizzled. Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman, a close confidant of Trump throughout his presidential term, told Axios in a statement on Monday that Biden won the presidential election and it’s time to move on. “I’m a fan of good process,” Schwarzman, who initially defend...
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Trump Lawyer Tries To Toss Out His Own Vote In Wisconsin Recount

Jim Troupis, one of the Trump campaign lawyers seeking to throw out tens of thousands of 2020 ballots in the 2020 election vote recount in two deeply blue Wisconsin counties, unveiled a head-scratching gambit on Sunday. As he was explaining to Wisconsin’s Dane County Board of Canvassers why in-person absentee ballots ought to be deemed illegal and thus invalidated, Troupis presented a list of those who had voted with those ballots-and then admitted he himself was one of the voters who had don...
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Trump's closest business ally just admitted that the president lost the election

Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone, and President Donald Trump. Jim Spellman/Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The outcome of the 2020 election is "very certain," and Joe Biden is the president-elect, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman told Axios Monday. Schwarzman is a longtime ally of President Donald Trump. He praised the president, but said that "the country should move on," and stated his readiness to help Biden's team. Schwarzman is Trump's closest business ally yet to nam...
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Carl Bernstein named 21 GOP senators who he said are enabling Trump's attempts to subvert US democracy by criticizing him only in private

President Donald Trump. Getty Carl Bernstein, one of the journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, said on Sunday that 21 Republican senators had privately "expressed extreme contempt" for President Donald Trump and "his fitness to be POTUS." He said that their silence had "helped enable Trump's most grievous conduct—including undermining and discrediting the US the electoral system." Some of the senators he named have acknowledged Joe Biden's presidential win, but Bern...
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Carl Bernstein named 21 GOP senators who he said are enabling Trump's attempts to subvert US democracy by only criticizing him in private

President Donald Trump. Getty Carl Bernstein named 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed "extreme contempt" for President Donald Trump. Bernstein, one of the Watergate journalists, said the senators have "have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump & his fitness to be POTUS." He said that their silence has "helped enable Trump's most grievous conduct—including undermining and discrediting the US the electoral system." Some of the senators he named has acknowl...
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A Few More Hill GOPers Push Trump To Accept Reality As More Legal Battles Fall Flat

A handful of Republicans have joined a small contingent of conservative lawmakers over the weekend in accepting the reality that President Trump’s presidency is ending in January. The sitting president still refuses to concede to President-elect Joe Biden and his flailing attempts to legally challenge the election results have not picked up steam. On Saturday night, the Trump campaign was dealt another blow in its effort to delegitimize the election process when a federal judge rebuked its cha...
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Stephen Moore says that Trump will leave office 'triumphant,' comparing him to Winston Churchill

Stephen Moore. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Stephen Moore, a conservative economist, said in a Sunday radio interview that President Donald Trump would leave office on a high note due to the progress with COVID-19 vaccines and the economy. Moore touted the president's handling of the coronavirus with New York businessman John Catsimatidis. "I think he is going to leave the office triumphant," Moore said of the president. "By early next year, we will have a vaccine that nobody thought was poss...
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‘National Embarrassment’: Christie Blasts Trump’s Legal Team As Election Challenges Fizzle

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) blasted President Trump’s legal team on Sunday for being “a national embarrassment” as it boosts the sitting president’s refusal to concede by waging bogus claims of widespread election fraud. Trump’s legal battles in his efforts to delegitimize the election process have continued falling flat. During an appearance on ABC News, Christie repeated his suggestion that Trump finally needs to concede. After ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos mentioned th...
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