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Biden Jokes That Barr Called For ‘Witness Protection’ After Denying Voter Fraud Claims

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday joked that Attorney General Bill Barr had called him, “asking if I can get him in the witness protection program for endorsing me,” after Barr finally acknowledged earlier in the day that the Justice Department had seen no evidence of widespread fraud in the presidential election. Biden’s comments were made during an interview with The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman and published Wednesday after Barr —  one of President Donald Trump’s most dedicated l...
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Wray Will Reportedly Stick Around For Biden’s Term … If Trump Doesn’t Fire Him First

FBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly won’t have to job hunt when President-elect Joe Biden takes office — as long as President Trump doesn’t get around to firing Wray first. According to a New York Times report on Wednesday, a senior adviser to Biden said the President-elect has no plans to remove Wray when the incoming administration is ushered in. The Biden adviser, however, told the Times that Biden’s team was “not removing the FBI director unless Trump fired him.” Wray has been rumored...
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This Excel Spreadsheet Could Put Thousands Of Federal Employees In Trump’s Crosshairs

Thousands of civil servants are entering the holiday season fearful of a new Trump policy that could change their lives for the worse.  Now, that policy has take on the form of an Excel file. The spreadsheet — or rather, multiple spreadsheets, spread across the executive branch agencies — is currently being used to compile a list  of federal employees that will lose civil service protections and instead be treated as “at-will” presidential minions, newly vulnerable to political pressure, ar...
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Senate GOP warns Biden on Cabinet picks as some Democrats push for more liberal choices

Joe Biden is facing dueling headwinds as he looks to fill out his Cabinet: Senate Republicans want the President-elect to consult with them and choose nominees who could win their support, while liberal Democrats are pushing him to name progressives who could shape the policies of his government.
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Fact-checking claims that signature audits in Georgia would uncover fraud

• Barr bashed in right-wing media after election fraud comments • 7 important relationships Biden will have in DC • Watch: Fox host says Barr is a 'liar or a fool'
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Biden's pick for national security advisor subtweets China over Beijing's showdown with a close US ally

Jake Sullivan, who Biden has selected to be national security advisor, at a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, November 24, 2020. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images Jake Sullivan, who President-elect Joe Biden has picked as national security adviser, on Wednesday sent a subtle message of support to Australia, which is locked in an ongoing showdown with China. China's confrontation with Australia has escalated this spring, most recently with Chinese official tweeting an in...
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Here's what's in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that Trump abandoned and Biden pledged to restore

Donald Trump holds up a copy of the memorandum he signed, enacting a US departure from the Iran deal. AP President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, in May 2018. The Iran deal was one of the crowning diplomatic achievement's of former President Barack Obama's tenure, but has continued to be a divisive issue in Washington since it came to fruition in 2015. Withdrawing the US from the deal was one of the big...
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Biden warns Americans against traveling for Christmas

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday implored Americans not to travel and gather with family during the holiday season as coronavirus...
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Trump’s odd new attack on Section 230 is probably doomed

Trump’s crusade against a key internet law known as Section 230 tends to pop up in unlikely places. His Twitter feed on Thanksgiving, for one. Or at times you’d think the nation would be hearing from its leader on the matter at hand: a worsening pandemic that’s killed nearly 270,000 people in the United States. His latest threat to the law, which is widely regarded as the foundation for the modern internet, is unlikelier still. Now, Trump wants to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDA...
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Obama accuses Republicans of 'bait-and-switch' on deficit, urges 'bold government steps' from Biden

Former President Obama argued on Wednesday that Republicans would hypocritically warn about the fiscal impact of economic recovery...
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Biden to meet with struggling workers, small-business owners about the economic crisis

Biden's virtual roundtable follows the formal introduction of his economic policy team the day before.
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'She's smart as hell': Biden stands by OMB director nominee Neera Tanden amid outcry from conservatives and progressives

Neera Tanden. Paul Morigi/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden stood by Neera Tanden, his nominee for director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, during an interview with The New York Times. "I think they're going to pick a couple of people just to fight [over] no matter what," Biden said of Senate Republicans. Tanden's nomination has attracted increased resistance from Republicans, along with progressive activists that she clashed with during the 2016 Democratic preside...
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Obama compares his younger self to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and says she should've been given more time to speak at the Democratic convention

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Former President Barack Obama said in a Monday night interview that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should have gotten more time to speak at the Democratic Convention in August.  Obama said the freshman congresswoman "speaks to a broad section of young people" and argued that "new blood is always good," pointing out that he was once the "young, shiny cool guy."  Ocasio-Cort...
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Jockeying for jobs: Tensions simmer inside Biden transition as new administration takes shape

Just below the surface of Biden's tightly scripted recent events, tensions are beginning to simmer as different Democratic factions jockey for jobs.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Rep. Maxine Waters criticizes Caltrans for removing people from vacant El Sereno homes

LOS ANGELES — Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, criticized Caltrans Wednesday for having people evicted from vacant homes the state agency owns in El Sereno as part of the abandoned 710 North Freeway Extension Project. “The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has posed a severe threat to our communities for nearly a year now, but the pandemic is unrelenting and continues to surge across much of the country,” Waters said. “Cases are rising, the death toll is mounting and the United States is now experienci...
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For Biden, a key challenge in Central America

In better times, the verdant hills of Jinotega, Nicaragua, are carpeted with coffee cherries that yield a superior brew and provide a decent living for the region's farming families.
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Did 500,000 ex-Californians help Biden win the White House?

A half-million more Californians left the state than arrived during President Donald Trump’s first three years in office. Was that outflow from a state where Trump lost badly twice a factor in his failure to win re-election? Everybody’s got a theory about what swung the White House to former Vice President Joe Biden. The pandemic. Racial injustice. The economy. Women. Folks with college degrees. Just to name a few. Let me add California to that mix. It’s not that Biden won the state by 5 million...
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Republican Plan to Keep the Internet Screwed Under Biden Moves Ahead

President-elect Joe Biden hasn’t even assumed office yet, and it’s already time for him to reach across the aisle and say with sincere force, “c’mon man!”Read more...
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Trump's former national security advisor shared a message asking the president to suspend the Constitution, impose martial law, and hold a new election

George Frey/Getty Images Former national security advisor Michael Flynn shared a message calling on President Donald Trump to invoke martial law and have the military hold a new election. The message was an ad from a right-wing activist group asking Trump to "declare limited Martial Law to temporarily suspend the Constitution ... in order to have the military implement a national re-vote that reflects the true will of the people." Flynn shared the press release about the ad on Twitter, ta...
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Trump has been largely silent on stimulus since losing the election to Joe Biden. Here's why his influence may be limited among Senate Republicans as relief talks progress.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Trump is leaving office in January, but he appears to have lost interest in passing another stimulus package before then. Before the election, he repeatedly called for an expansive aid package, but has largely fallen silent on the matter in recent weeks. Trump may have limited sway among Republicans in ongoing relief talks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump has less than two months left in office — and he's been largely ab...
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Biden plans to keep Christopher Wray on as FBI director if Trump doesn't fire him

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 05: FBI Director Christopher Wray arrives for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled Threats to the Homeland, in Hart Building on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will keep Christopher Wray on as the FBI director if he's still in the role when the new administration takes office, The New York Times reported. A senior Biden official told The Times that the pre...
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Dow Jones Rallies As Biden Makes China Pledge

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied after President-elect Joe Biden said he will not immediately remove the tariffs imposed on...
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Nearly 6 million Americans — roughly equivalent to the entire population of Singapore — are threatened by eviction and foreclosure this month

A wave of evictions and foreclosures looms as protections aiding people who can't afford rent or mortgage payments run out in December and January. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Roughly 18 million Americans are behind on rent or mortgage payments as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the country, inflicting job losses and other economic stressors. A new US Census Bureau survey found that one-third of those Americans expect to face eviction or foreclosure in 2021. At the e...
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The seven most important relationships Biden will have on Capitol Hill

Most Republicans in Congress still haven't called to congratulate Joe Biden for winning the election, let alone refer to him as President-elect -- which makes Mitt Romney all the more of an outlier. He was the first GOP senator to congratulate Biden when he was declared the victor. That's a reflection of Romney's moderate background, but also of the personal relationship he's fostered with Biden over the years.
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Transition Roundup: Biden Urges Prompt Hearings for His Nominees; Ethics Office Updates Transition Resources 

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
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GOP congressional wins set stage for 2022

It is remarkable — even amazing — that as Democrat Joe Biden rang up a nearly 2-to-1 victory over Republican President Donald Trump in California this year, Trump’s party regained four of the seven congressional seats it lost two years ago. California’s outcome was a big share of the Democrats’ nationwide loss of congressional seats that reduced them to a bare majority. The GOP comeback was solidified this week when the last few votes were counted in the 25th Congressional District, one of the s...
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Europe will push to work with the US on tech governance, post-Trump

The European Union said today that it wants to work with US counterparts on a common approach to tech governance — including pushing to standardize rules for applications of technologies like AI and pushing big tech to be more responsible for what their platforms amplify. EU lawmakers are anticipating rebooted transatlantic relations under the incoming administration of president-elect Joe Biden. The Commission has published a new EU-US agenda with the aim of  encouraging what it bills as “...
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Covid deaths at highest level since April as Biden pledges to 'fight like hell' for US investment – live

President-elect says economic relief is his top priorityBarr: no evidence of fraud that would change election outcomeUS braces for Covid surge in aftermath of ThanksgivingUK approves vaccine for rollout next weekSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 4.05pm GMT Joe Biden, in his New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, was also asked about his plans for Iran and China after Donald Trump cracked down on the US’ relationship with the two countries. Biden said that he p...
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Biden on beating Trump: 'I feel like I've done something good for the country'

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday boasted about his high approval rating and said he felt like he’d "done something good for the...
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Dear Sophie: Hacks for the March 2021 H-1B lottery?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can an H-1B co-founder own a Delaware C Corp? Dear Sophi...
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