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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman calls Trump's election lawsuits 'mandatorily aired absurdities' and calls out Twitter over its handling of the president's misinformation

In this Sept. 21, 2018 photo, former Braddock, Pa., Mayor John Fetterman speaks at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania candidates in Philadelphia AP Photo/Matt Rourke John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, spoke to Business Insider about President Donald Trump, voter fraud, criminal justice reform, and his state's East vs. West rivalry. Elected in 2018, Fetterman has used his position to advocate the legalization of marijuana and a renewed focus from Democrats on Pennsylvania's ...
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'It's not how I wanted to go out': Chris Krebs, the election security official fired by Trump, opens up in new interview and dismisses 'farcical' claims of voter fraud

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 14, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told CBS "the American people should have 100% confidence in their vote." Krebs was fired by President Trump earlier this month for refusing to go along with Trump's unsupported...
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El Paso lawyered up to try and collect $570,000 owed to the city by the Trump campaign from a rally 2 years ago

The half a million dollars the Trump campaign owes El Paso is for security and other expenses related to a rally held in 2019. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The El Paso city council voted on Monday to hire legal counsel to help collect the more than half a million dollars owed to the city by the Trump campaign from a rally almost two years ago, local station KTSM reported. The city reportedly spent about $470,000 on security and other expenses for the February 2019 rally. The additional debt is ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Trends, Debt, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, El Paso, Tribune, National Guard, Texas Tribune, Trump Campaign, Campaign Rally, Dee Margo, KTSM, Kelsey Vlamis


Disney plans to lay off roughly 32,000 workers in the first half of 2021

Guests wear required face masks due to the Covid-19 pandemic on Main Street, U.S.A. in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP The Walt Disney Company said Wednesday it plans to terminate the employment of some 32,000 people in the first half of 2021, Variety reported. "Due to the current climate, including COVID-19 impacts, and changing environment in which we are operatin...
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John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor and a rising star in the Democratic Party, isn't a progressive. He says he's just being honest.

John Fetterman at the Carrie Furnaces, a former steel mill near Braddock, Pennsylvania, that's now open for tours. Marketing the history of the steel culture to outsiders was part of the former mayor's plan to revive the area. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images John Fetterman, the former mayor of Braddock, was elected lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in 2018, beating out better funded opponents. Fetterman has taken an oft-overlooked post and made it his b...
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Biden's team has made contact with Dr. Fauci, and the president-elect said he has been 'very, very helpful' in briefings with staff

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on July 30, 2020 in Washington DC. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has reached out to President-elect Joe Biden's transition staff, Bloomberg reported. "I haven't had a chance to speak to Dr. Fauci," Biden said Tuesday, but Fauci himself confirmed to CNN that he has been talking to the president-elect's staff. T...
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Pope Francis met with 5 players from the NBA to discuss social and economic injustice

Pope Francis meets a delegation of five NBA players, including Jonathan Isaac and Sterling Brown and officials from the National Basketball Players Association at the Vatican November 23, 2020. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS Pope Francis on Monday met with five players from the NBA to discuss social and economic injustice. "With the Pope's support and blessing, we are excited to head into this next season reinvigorated to keep pushing for change and bringing our communities together," s...
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GSA announces it will provide Biden with the resources to begin the presidential transition

GSA Administrator Emily Murphy on March 13, 2019. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, said in a letter on Monday that she would make "resources and services available" to help President-elect Joe Biden begin the presidential transition. "The actual winner of the presidential election will be determined by the electoral process detailed in the Constitution," Murphy wrote. The news comes after congressional Democrats ex...
Tags: Politics, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Trump, Murphy, Abraham, GSA, Emily, Bill Clark, Breaking


Trump campaign purges conspiracy-theorist Sidney Powell from legal team

Sidney Powell, right, speaks next to former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, as members of President Donald Trump's legal team, during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The Trump campaign has purged attorney Sidney Powell from its legal team. On Sunday, the campaign issued a statement asserting that Powell "is practicing law on her own." But just last week the campaign and the Republican...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, Trends, Pennsylvania, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Republican National Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Election 2020, Sidney Powell, Powell, Trump Campaign, Republican Party GOP


Democrats seek to ban ICE transfers linked to outbreaks of COVID-19

Supporters and family members urged ICE to release detainees in front of GEO-run Aurora ICE Processing Center in Aurora, Colorado. April 9, 2020. Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images New legislation would prohibit ICE from transferring immigrants between facilities. In October, the US government admitted that detainee transfers have "contributed to outbreaks," according to an internal report obtained by BuzzFeed News. At least 7,339 people detained by ICE have now ...
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Rapid testing 75% of a city every 3 days could 'drive the epidemic toward extinction' within 6 weeks, a new study claims

Rapid COVID-19 tests are administered at Barnett Park in Orlando, Florida on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Mass and frequent rapid testing for COVID-19 could make a large dent in the pandemic within six weeks, a new study claims. "Our big picture finding is that, when it comes to public health, it's better to have a less sensitive test with results today than a more sensitive test with results tomorrow," said Daniel Larremor...
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FDA advisory committee to discuss emergency authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images An FDA advisory committee will meet next month to discuss an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, Pfizer said clinical trials had shown its vaccine to be 95% effective. "While we cannot predict how long the FDA's review will take, the FDA will review the request as expeditiously as possible, while...
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Democrats send letter to GSA head Emily Murphy demanding to know why the Biden-Harris transition has not begun

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the Alexis Dupont High School on August 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democratic leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform are demanding to know why President-elect Joe Biden has not been recognized as the next US head of state. In a letter sent Thursday, Democrats ask Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration, to personally explain why she has not joined every maj...
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There is 'no doubt' Joe Biden won Georgia, says Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson "There is no doubt" that Joe Biden won, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, told Atlanta network WSB-TV. "The numbers support that. So does the audit." President-elect Joe Biden beat Trump by more than 1...
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A college student says ICE arrested him in retaliation for reading a poem about America

Jose Bello was arrested by ICE after reading a poem condemning deportations. John Moore/Getty Images Jose Bello was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2019 after a public reading of a poem, "Dear America," condemning the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. The American Civil Liberties Union alleges that he was targeted in retaliation for his speech, violating the First Amendment. On Tuesday, Bello's lawyers will argue before a US federal court that he was targeted...
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Video shows 'USPS whistleblower' was not alone when swearing to affidavit alleging mail-in ballot fraud

Richard Hopkins appears in a video making voter fraud allegations while another man lurks behind him. Screenshot / Business Insider USPS employee Richard Hopkins was not alone when he made his affidavit alleging mail-in ballot fraud, video obtained by Business Insider reveals. Hopkins, who says he voted for Donald Trump, claimed he had overheard supervisors in Erie, Pennsylvania discuss backdating mail-in ballots. That claim was seemingly legitimized by an affidavit that Hopkins signed, ob...
Tags: Politics, Texas, US, Trends, US Postal Service, Usps, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Veritas, Business Insider, Hopkins, Trump, Sen Lindsey Graham, ERIE Pennsylvania, James O'Keefe


'Make plans for a different kind of Thanksgiving': New Mexico shutting down all non-essential business amid record-shattering surge in COVID-19

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a new shutdown of non-essential businesses will take effect on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday that the state will be closing all non-essential businesses, starting next week. Lujan Grisham, who co-chairs President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, is encouraging New Mexicans to stay home as much as possible through the end of the month. "Make plans fo...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, Joe Biden, New Mexico, Charles Davis, Albuquerque Journal, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lujan Grisham, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Eddie Moore, AP New Mexico


El Paso nurses speak out against 'irresponsible and insensitive' lifting of the city's shutdown order

Nurses Tishna Soto, left, and Lizette Torres speak to reporters as they prepare a protest outside their work at the Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio Nurses in El Paso, Texas, spoke out Friday against a court ruling that temporarily lifted the city's shutdown of non-essential businesses. More than 30,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19. More than 1,100 of them are in the hospital. "I'm just extremely exhausted...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Trends, National Nurses United, Charles Davis, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Cooper, Paxton, Ken Paxton, El Paso County, El Paso Texas, Lucio, Samaniego


A record number of people in the US are currently hospitalized with COVID-19

The number of people in the US hospitalized with COVID-19 has nearly doubled in the last two weeks. Win McNamee/Getty Images The US reported nearly 151,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, breaking the previous record, according to The COVID Tracking Project. Over 67,000 people are currently hospitalized due to complications from the coronavirus, an all-time high. The US also reported more than 1,100 new deaths, bringing the total to over 234,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs a second stimulus to protect public health

EL PASO, TX - OCTOBER 31: Cars pass through a coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. As El Paso reports record numbers of active coronavirus cases, the Texas Attorney General sues to block local shutdown orders. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the pandemic. At least 26,000 people in...
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs federal funding to protect public health

A coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31 in El Paso, Texas. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 26,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19, with more than 1,000 in the hospital. Margo, a Republican, was an early proponent of wearing masks but has been hesitant...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Interview, Congress, US, Trends, Walmart, Mitch McConnell, The New York Times, Charles Davis, Abbott, Trump, El Paso, Greg Abbott, Margo


US Postal Service 'whistleblower,' cited by Republicans and right-wing activists as evidence of election tampering, retracts his claims, officials say

A USPS "whistleblower" has recanted their claims about electoral fraud. Scott Olson/Getty Images A US Postal Service employee whose claims of electoral fraud were circulated by Project Veritas, a right-wing activist group specializing in disinformation, has recanted, The Washington Post reported. Richard Hopkins, a USPS employee in Pennsylvania, admitted to investigators that he lied when claiming his boss had ordered him to collect mail-in ballots after Election Day, according to The Post...
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While Trump incites his supporters with claims of fraud, Republicans privately insist he lost the election and will leave power, CNN's Jake Tapper says

A man with an AR-15 style rifle protests "election fraud" in Carson, Nevada. Ty O'Neil/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Republicans privately told CNN that their public refusal to acknowledge that President-elect Joe Biden won the election "is all part of walking President Trump through this process emotionally." According to CNN anchor Jake Tapper, elected Republicans insist that there will be "a peaceful transition of power to the Biden-Harris administration on January 20." H...
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US on track to smash record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

As of November 8, over 56,700 people in the US are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images The United States is on track to set a record for coronavirus hospitalizations, according to The Covid Tracking Project. At least 56,768 people are currently hospitalized with complications from COVID-19, an increase of 10,000 since October 30. "At this rate, we'll see a record number of hospitalizations in just a few days," The Covid Tracking Project said on Twitter...
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Stacey Abrams says Democrats have the enthusiasm and resources to pick up 2 Senate seats in Georgia

On Election Day in Georgia's DeKalb County, Democratic US Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams speak to voters at the Coan Recreation Center in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday November 3, 2020. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Democrats are hopeful they can win both Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia's Jan. 5 runoff elections. The races pit Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warn...
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Steve Bannon loses his defense counsel after calling for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court on August 20, 2020 in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Bannon and three other defendants have been indicted for allegedly defrauding donors in a $25 million border wall fundraising campaign. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Steve Bannon's defense counsel told a federal judge on Friday that it was withdrawing from the case. The news comes after Bannon called for beheading Dr. Anthony Fauci and Christopher ...
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While Americans voted, the Trump administration quietly revoked the union rights of immigration judges, which could jeopardize their independence

Ashley Tabaddor, a federal immigration judge in Los Angeles who serves as the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, listens as she is introduced to speak at the National Press Club​ in Washington, DC. AP Photo/Susan Walsh The Federal Labor Relations Authority ruled this week that immigration judges are "managers," not workers, denying them the right to collectively bargain. The ruling comes after the Trump administration sought to silence the judges, some of whom hav...
Tags: Politics, Law, Unions, Immigration, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Bill Clinton, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Collective Bargaining, Business Insider, Trump, National Press Club


US military admits injuring 2 civilians in Yemen drone strike, following a report that claimed there were dozens of incidents where innocent lives may have been lost

Yemeni men walk past a mural depicting a US drone and reading " Why did you kill my family" on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images The US military told Business Insider on Thursday that an internal review found it had injured two civilians in a 2017 drone strike in Yemen. At the time, the strike was reported as killing three suspected al-Qaeda militants riding on a motorcycle. An anonymous Twitter account initially reported the alleged civilian casu...
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Election officials debunked the Arizona 'SharpieGate' conspiracy theory that right-wing activists spread online

President Donald Trump holds up a Sharpie in the Oval Office at the White House in 2018. AP Photo/Evan Vucci A conspiracy theory falsely claims that using a "Sharpie" marker to fill out ballots in Arizona caused votes for President Donald Trump to be invalidated. "Sharpies are just fine to use," Megan Gilbertson, communications director for the Maricopa County Elections Department, told Reuters. "They do not impact tabulation, and we encourage them on Election Day because of how fast the i...
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Twitter flags Trump's baseless claim about election theft

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning falsely claiming "they are trying to STEAL the Election." Twitter immediately flagged the post as "disputed" and possibly "misleading." Trump has repeatedly argued against counting all votes cast in the election, which remains undecided. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump once again made an incendiary and false claim about the 2020 electio...
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