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After Targeting Liberal Groups, GA SOS Now Investigating Republican Lawyer For Voter Fraud

Just one day ago, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that his office is investigating Democratic-aligned groups for allegedly trying to register out-of-state voters for the Georgia runoff elections. “I have issued clear warnings several times to groups and individuals working to undermine the integrity of elections in Georgia through false and fraudulent registrations,” he proclaimed in a statement, citing groups including America Votes and The New Georgia Project. But now, inves...
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Ex-US Attorney Asks GA Officials To Probe Graham’s Alleged Ballot-Toss Scheme

Former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore on Thursday sent the Georgia State Election Board and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger a request for an investigation into Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who allegedly asked Raffensperger about throwing away legal ballots in the state. “Based upon the public comments made by Secretary Raffensperger and given that the telephone call in question has been corroborated by both Secretary Raffensperger’s staff and Senator Graham, I requ...
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Trump and his allies have won zero out at least 32 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed more than two dozen lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. They've notched zero victories, 22 cases where they've withdrawn or lost, and have 10 cases pending. Scroll down for a list of...
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Trump's spy chief warns that China is the 'greatest threat' and says the US needs to brace for confrontation

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe. Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe called China "the greatest threat to America today" in a scathing opinion article published Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. Accusing China of seeking to dominate, Ratcliffe called efforts to resist Beijing as "our once-in-a-generation challenge." Also on Thursday, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman sharply criticized "extremist anti-China forces in the U...
Tags: Politics, Washington, China, US, International, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Pentagon, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Director Of National Intelligence


Windfall or not, Sacramento needs to prioritize for a change

California’s projected one-time revenue windfall of $21 billion might offer many opportunities for the state government, says legislative analyst Gabriel Petek, but the state must be cautious, especially as the burden of the recession falls on the poorest among us. Sacramento would be wise to heed the advice of Petek and take a more restrained approach to news of a windfall. Writing in the periodic “Fiscal Perspectives” available on the website of the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (la...
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Firearms Policy Coalition Files Motion for Injunction Against PA Carry Ban

The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in a federal lawsuit challenging the ban on firearm carry iStock 884188404 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in a federal lawsuit challenging the ban on firearm carry imposed by the laws and policies of Defendants Allegheny Sheriff William Mullen, County of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Robert Evan...
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Georgia's Republican secretary of state says faith and past personal tragedies helped him weather the difficult election season

As President Donald Trump and other Republicans pushed false claims of widespread voter fraud in the weeks following the presidential election, Georgia's Republican secretary of state was among a group of officials across the country who drew the ire of the President and his supporters for pushing back against those unfounded claims.
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Pompeo is hosting holiday parties as coronavirus cases spike

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has invited hundreds of guests to the State Department for holiday receptions in the coming weeks despite warnings from health experts that Americans should avoid large gatherings amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, according to two State Department officials familiar with the planning.
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State Department reportedly sent out holiday gathering invitations for multiple parties — including one that was sent to 900 invitees — as COVID-19 surges

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at the State Department in Washington Reuters According to The Washington Post, large-scale holiday parties are being planned at the State Department, with one invitation sent out to 900 potential attendees. In Washington, DC, indoor gatherings are recommended to be limited to 10 people maximum. However, in a statement, the State Department told Business Insider it is following its own Diplomacy Strong guidelines as well as CDC guidel...
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Pro-Trump attorney tells Republicans not to vote in Georgia runoff election

Gabriel Sterling, the voting systems implementation manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office who called out President Donald Trump in an emotional plea, reacts to attorneys criticizing him at a Stop the Steal rally in Georgia and encouraging Republicans to not vote in the upcoming Senate runoff election.
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Georgia election official reacts to being called out at rally

Gabriel Sterling, the voting systems implementation manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office who called out President Donald Trump in an emotional plea, reacts to attorneys criticizing him at a Stop the Steal rally in Georgia and encouraging Republicans to not vote in the upcoming Senate runoff election.
Tags: News, Senate, Georgia, Stories, Donald Trump, State, Gabriel Sterling


Pompeo is hosting holiday parties at the State Department amid coronavirus spikes

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has invited hundreds of guests to the State Department for holiday receptions in the coming weeks despite warnings from health experts that Americans should avoid large gatherings amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, according to two State Department officials familiar with the planning.
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Pompeo Plans Packed Holiday Parties As State Dept Leadership Decries In-Person Gatherings

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife reportedly plan on hosting large indoor holiday parties, despite a notice issued by State Department leadership to employees last week advising that “any non-mission critical events” should be held virtually, according to the Washington Post on Wednesday. However, U.S. event planners were reportedly told that the State Department leadership’s guidance does not apply to the holiday parties hosted by the Pompeos on the 8th floor of the State Department. ...
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Sen. Feinstein Picks Secretary Of State Alex Padilla In Jockeying For VP-Elect Harris’ Senate Seat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein has picked a favorite in the fight to replace Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as California’s junior senator: Secretary of State Alex Padilla. On Wednesday Feinstein said she supports Padilla, California’s top elections official, and noted his Hispanic heritage. California has never had a Hispanic U.S. senator. “I have given him my support. I did that quite a while ago,” she said, according to Politico. “And my sense is that he’s going to ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Senate, Politico, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Cbs, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, State


'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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24 thoughtful and creative gifts your sister will love — especially if she's hard to shop for

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Atlas Coffee Club Sisters share an especially unique bond, so the right gift can be hard to find. Don't fret — we've got you covered.We've rounded up 24 gifts that feel as one-of-a-kind as the relationships shared between sisters, from a candle that reminds her of home to a monthly coffee subscription.Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Re...
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Top US general says 2 decades of brutal fighting in Afghanistan has achieved only a 'modicum of success'

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said Wednesday that the US has achieved a "modicum of success" after nearly two decades "of consistent effort" in Afghanistan. The problem is that for the past few years, the situation in Afghanistan has been a "strategic stalemate," Milley added. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Mille...
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Georgia's GOP secretary of state says recount results will show 'no substantial changes'

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Wednesday they have seen "no substantial changes" in the state's election recount and expects to re-certify President-elect Joe Biden as the winner.
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Georgia group founded by Stacey Abrams under investigation for seeking out-of-state, dead voters

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has launched investigations into several groups, including one founded by former Georgia...
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Trump has given up on Iran policy in his last weeks in office and told Pompeo he can do anything he wants, as long as it doesn't 'start World War III,' report says

President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February 2019. Tuan Mark/Getty Images President Donald Trump has "checked out" on his Iran policy, giving Secretary of State Mike Pompeo freedom to dictate policy short of "start[ing] World World III," The Daily Beast reported, citing US officials. According to the outlet, Trump is looking to undermine President-elect Joe Biden by putting the US-Iran relationship beyond repair before he leaves the White House. ...
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Georgia election official: Someone's going to get killed

Gabriel Sterling, the Voting Systems Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office, said that he has police protection around his home after threats came in the aftermath of election results.
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Election official loses his temper with Trump for not condemning violent actions

Gabriel Sterling, the Voting Systems Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office, said that he has police protection around his home after threats came in the aftermath of election results.
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'Someone's gonna get shot': Georgia official calls out Trump, senators over harsh election rhetoric

Gabriel Sterling, the Voting Systems Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office, came out swinging during a press conference...
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'It has all gone too far': Georgia voting official tears into Trump, GOP senators for fueling threats against election workers and being 'complicit' with their silence

Gabriel Sterling, Voting Systems Manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office, implored for political leaders to condemn threats and violence against election workers. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling, a Republican, urged President Donald Trump and GOP senators to "stop inspiring potential acts of violence" against election workers in a fiery press conference on Tuesday.  Sterling tore into the president and local lawmakers for not showing ...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Sterling, Biden, Donald Trump, Death Threats, Perdue, EMS, Cisa, Trump, State, Gwinnett County, Joe diGenova


A secret, high-level meeting suggests Israel and Saudi Arabia are hedging their bets on Biden

A composite image of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Reuters/Getty Images/Business Insider Saudi and Israeli sources say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met covertly on November 22, the first such meeting between Israeli and Saudi leaders. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's presence at the meeting indicates that the US supports their closer ties, but the US is about to get a new p...
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Arizona certifies Biden's win as Trump's legal team holds an event in the state over the president's baseless claims of voter fraud

Supporters of President Donald Trump protest in front of a local hotel where Arizona Republicans have scheduled a meeting as a "fact-finding hearing" to discuss the election, featuring members of Trump's legal team and Arizona legislators, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix. Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo Arizona officially certified President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election in the state, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Monday. "This election was conducted...
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Gov. Newsom hints at new stay-at-home order as coronavirus spread hits record levels

Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested Monday a new statewide stay-at-home order could be in store in coming days amid an end-of-year coronavirus surge that could rapidly fill the state’s hospitals. State officials addressed a variety of COVID-19 topics during a news conference, saying hundreds of thousands of vaccines will be in California by mid-December and new funds to help businesses are coming. Hospitalizations, which had been watched, but not included in the state’s four-tier tracking system to dete...
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Argument analysis: Justices seem inclined to put off ruling on merits of Trump’s plan for census data

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Monday in Trump v. New York, the challenge to the Trump administration’s plan to exclude people who are in the United States illegally from the state-by-state breakdown used to allocate seats in the House of Representatives. The stakes are high in the case: If the justices allow the administration to implement the plan before it leaves office in January, states with large immigrant populations could lose political power, while states with fewer immigrants...
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An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated to make it harder for Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to top experts

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist was designed to derail President-elect Joe Biden's plans to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to experts and former US diplomats. O...
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