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Michael Wolff: Murdoch hates Trump but loves Fox News money more

In book, Wolff says that Murdoch personally approved network’s early call of Arizona, which signalled Trump’s defeatMichael Wolff, the author of Landslide and two other bestselling books about the Trump administration, has claimed Rupert Murdoch “hates” Donald Trump. Related: Landslide review: Michael Wolff’s third Trump book is his best – and most alarming Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Media, Republicans, US news, Fox, US politics, Arizona, Fox News, Michael Wolff, Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Murdoch, Trump, Wolff, Trump Administration, Politics books


‘A madman with millions of followers’: what the new Trump books tell us

Books show how close the US came to disaster, and document an unprecedented moment in US history that is not yet overI Alone Can Fix It: Trump as wannabe FührerThis week, the Guardian reported that what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents describe Donald Trump as an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual”. Vladimir Putin, the documents say, therefore decided to assist Trump’s rise to power in 2016 as a way to weaken America. Related: Frankly, We Did Win This Election r...
Tags: Books, Vladimir Putin, Republicans, US, America, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Autobiography and memoir, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Politics books, Biography books


I Alone Can Fix It review: Donald Trump as wannabe Führer – in another riveting read

Gen Mark Milley saw that the US was in a ‘Reichstag moment’ – four days before the Capitol riot. With this and much more startling reporting, Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker of the Washington Post deliver the goods once againCocooned at his resorts, the Trump Organization indicted, Donald Trump has come to embrace the insurrection. Related: Trump told chief of staff Hitler ‘did a lot of good things’, book says Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Republicans, Washington Post, US, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, The far right, Hitler, Donald Trump, Trump, Philip Rucker, Trump Organization, Mark Milley, Trump Administration


United States: An Examination Of The Death Penalty In America (Podcast) - WilmerHale

In July 2020, the death penalty attracted national attention when the Trump Administration and the Department of Justice reinstituted federal executions for the first time in more than 17 years.
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Drunken Giuliani urged Trump to ‘just say we won’ on election night, book says

As key states started to slip away from Trump, Rudy Giuliani repeatedly urged former president to lie, according to new book US politics – live coverageA drunken Rudy Giuliani repeatedly urged Donald Trump to “just say we won” on election night last November, according to a new book, even as key states started to slip away from the president and defeat by Joe Biden drew near. Related: Landslide review: Michael Wolff’s third Trump book is his best – and most alarming Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Republicans, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Culture, US politics, Michael Wolff, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Trump Administration, Trump Rudy Giuliani, Politics books


United States: Congress Moves To Protect Journalists From Secret Subpoenas - Ballard Spahr LLP

Following revelations about secret Trump Administration subpoenas for journalists' phone and email records, Congress has introduced a bill to curb the government's power to investigate the news media.
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Frankly, We Did Win This Election review: a devastating dispatch from Trumpworld

As well as grabby headlines about Hitler, Michael Bender of the Wall Street Journal shows us how millions have been led astrayOn election night in 2016, Donald Trump paid homage to America’s “forgotten men and women”, vowing they would be “forgotten no longer”. Those who repeatedly appeared at his rallies knew of whom he spoke. Veterans, gun enthusiasts, bikers, shop clerks. Middle-aged and seniors. Life had treated some harshly. Others less so. Related: Trump told chief of staff Hitler ‘did a...
Tags: Books, Republicans, America, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Hitler, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Trump Administration, Trumpworld, Politics books, US elections 2020, US Capitol Attack


Going Deeper

For the Balkinization Symposium on Stephen Skowronek, John A. Dearborn and, Desmond King, Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic: The Deep State and The Unitary Executive (Oxford University Press, 2021). Blake Emerson   Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic offers an penetrating diagnosis not only of the Trump Era but of long running trends in American political development and public law. Stephen Skowronek, John A. Dearborn, and Desmond King argue that the “unitary executive theory” and the bureau...
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United States: How State Pollution Control Tax Exemptions Can Help Businesses Transition Under New Biden Environmental Reform - Frost Brown Todd

While approximately 100 environmental rules and policies were rolled back or altered during the economy-focused Trump Administration, President Biden has made clear his intent to reinstate many of the Obama-era environmental protections that were weakened or eliminated over the last four years.
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MAGA Diaspora: We're tracking the 327 most important lobbyists, authors, and consultants in Trump's post-White House influence network

Getty Images; iStock; Skye Gould/Insider Insider sought information on the whereabouts of 327 of the most prominent Trump administration alumni. Our four-part series of stories includes a comprehensive database tracking key people in their new jobs. We also published articles about Trump alumni building new MAGA-minded groups and finding work in Congress. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump remains a powerful presence in American politics despite being deplatform...
Tags: Politics, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Ben Carson, Trump, Mike Pence, Hope Hicks, John Bolton, Rex Tillerson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Team Trump


Worldwide: President Biden Issues Executive Order Modifying Restrictions On U.S. Investment In Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies - Jones Day

President Biden's Executive Order 14032 reframes the novel sanctions introduced by the Trump Administration to bar certain U.S. investments in Chinese companies with alleged ties to the Chinese military.
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Trump called the White House Coronavirus Task Force 'that f---ing council that Mike has': book

US President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence answers questions during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 27, 2020, in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump blasted the White House COVID-19 task force as a "f---ing council," a new book says. "Nightmare Scenario" describes Pence and Birx as having a good working relationship. Trump, however, "didn't want anyone to exert leadership" on the task force, ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump, Health And Human Services, Mike Pence, Mike, Housing and Urban Development, Rose Garden


'Are you f---ing kidding me?': A Pence staffer blew up over his WSJ op-ed praising the Trump administration's COVID-19 response, a new book says

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A Pence staffer erupted over his June 2020 Wall Street Journal op-ed on COVID-19, a new book says. "Do you know how stupid this makes [Pence] look?" Pence's coronavirus advisor told his speechwriter. The scene is detailed in a new book by two Washington Post journalists. See more stories on Insider's business page. An aide to former Vice President Mike Pence exploded after she read his Wall Street Journal op-ed in June 2020 that praised the Trump admi...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Dhs, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, WSJ, Trump, Mike Pence, Troye, Pence


'Are you f---ing kidding me?': A Mike Pence staffer blew up over his WSJ op-ed praising the Trump administration's COVID-19 response, a new book says

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A Mike Pence staffer erupted at his June 2020 Wall Street Journal op-ed on COVID-19. "Do you know how stupid this makes [Pence] look?" Olivia Troye, then Pence's coronavirus advisor, told his speechwriter. The scene is detailed in a new book by two Washington Post journalists. See more stories on Insider's business page. An aide to former Vice President Mike Pence exploded after she read his Wall Street Journal op-ed last June that praised the Trump ...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Dhs, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Trump, Mike Pence, Troye


Trump said, 'yeah, okay' and hung up the phone when his health secretary warned him about the coronavirus in January 2020, a new book says

Then-President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Trump dismissed warnings about the coronavirus in January 2020, according to a new book. Then-HHS Secretary Alex Azar tried to tell Trump about the threat of COVID-19 in a phone call. "Yeah, okay," Trump responded, then hung up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-President Donald Trump cut the conversation short when his health secretary, Alex Azar, warned him of the coronavirus in January...
Tags: Health, Post, Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, HHS, Oval Office


Trump said 'yeah, okay' and hung up the phone when his health secretary warned him about the coronavirus in January, a new book says

Then-President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office in 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Trump dismissed warnings about the coronavirus in January 2020, according to a new book. Then-HHS Secretary Alex Azar tried to tell Trump about the threat of COVID-19 in a phone call. "Yeah, okay," Trump responded, then hung up. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump cut the conversation short when his health secretary Alex Azar warned him of the coronavirus in ...
Tags: Health, Post, Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, HHS, Oval Office


'For the love of God, don't do that': Trump's HHS secretary begged him not to praise the Chinese president's pandemic response on Twitter, book says

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a signing of a spending bill to combat the Coronavirus, at the White House, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Trump's HHS secretary desperately tried to stop Trump from tweeting praise of China's president Xi Jinping over his pandemic response. "For the love of God, don't do that," Alex Azar told Trump, according to a new book. When Trump ignored ...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, United States, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Microsoft says a third of its government data requests have secrecy orders

Microsoft’s customer security chief says as many as one-third of all government demands that the company receives for customer data are issued with secrecy clauses that prevents it from disclosing the search to the subject of the warrant. The figure was disclosed in testimony by Microsoft’s Tom Burt ahead of a House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, as lawmakers weigh a legislative response to efforts by the Justice Department under the Trump administration to secretly obtain call and email reco...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Technology, Microsoft, Tech, Companies, United States, President, Computing, The New York Times, Department Of Justice, Biden, The Washington Post, Justice Department, Trump


Pence was more worried about COVID-19 privately than in his public appearances and was 'rattled' by his press secretary contracting the virus: book

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images Pence was more worried about COVID-19 in private than he let on in public, according to a new book. In the book "Nightmare Scenario," Pence's close relationships with infected colleagues was detailed. After Pence's communications director was infected, he wouldn't allow his chief of staff into his office. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics dai...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Iowa, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Rose, Mike Pence, Troye, Pence, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Stephen Miller, Paletta, Katie Miller


Trump called White House Covid taskforce ‘that fucking council’, book says

Nightmare Scenario reports dismissive attitude to key bodyUS politics – live coverage Amid chaos at the White House as the coronavirus pandemic worsened, Donald Trump took to referring derisively to the Covid taskforce chaired by his vice-president as “that fucking council that Mike has”. Related: New Michael Wolff book reports Trump’s confusion during Capitol attack Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, White House, World news, US news, US politics, US domestic policy, Michael Wolff, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike, Capitol, Trump Administration, Coronavirus, White House Covid


Two aides believed Trump was 'gravely ill' when he had COVID and might not have made it out of medical facility: book excerpt

President Trump is shown working at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Oct. 3, 2020. Joyce N. Boghosian/The White House via AP The White House was in scrambles after former President Donald Trump's positive COVID-19 diagnosis. He was hospitalized at the Walter Reed Medical Center and was sicker than he wanted the public to know. An excerpt from a forthcoming book by two Washington Post reporters says at least two aides believed he would not make it out of...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Trump, Mike Pence, Bethesda Md, Joyce, Melania, Mark Meadows, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Trump Administration


CDC director Robert Redfield 'prayed' Trump would understand how serious COVID-19 was after contracting it, a book excerpt says

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Robert Redfield passes U.S. President Donald Trump as he approaches the podium to address the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst CDC Director Robert Redfield hoped contracting the coronavirus would make then President Donald Trump treat the disease more seriously, a new book excerpt says. The excerpt is from a forthcoming book by two Washington Post reporters. Redfi...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, White House, Trends, Healthcare, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Redfield, South Lawn, Centers for Disease Control CDC, Melania


Why aren't there much stronger calls for CONGRESS to fix post-pandemic home confinement problems?

In many prior posts (some linked below), I have discussed the Office of Legal Counsel memo released at the end of the Trump Administration which interprets federal law to require that certain persons transferred to home confinement pursuant to the CARES Act be returned to federal prison when the pandemic ends.  I see that there are two more notable new press articles on this topic: From The Hill, "Biden faces criticism for not extending home confinement for prisoners" From the Washington Post, "...
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Trump frequently mocked Rudy Giuliani, called him 'pathetic,' and said he 'sucked,' new book says

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Trump regularly demeaned Rudy Giuliani, according to WSJ reporter Michael Bender's new book. Trump told Giuliani he "sucked" and was "weak" and also called him "pathetic," the book said. But Giuliani still craved Trump's attention and often competed with other aides to ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, White House, Russia, New York City, US, America, Trends, Moscow, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani


In the Harris-Biden Admin. “Domestic Terrorist” Refers To All Americans Who Own Guns

Opinion Gun Owners; Trump Supporters; Anti-Marxists; Anti-Globalists—Are These The Harris-Biden “Domestic Terrorists?”, iStock-Rawpixel New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners; Trump Supporters; Anti-Marxists; Anti-Globalists—Are These The Harris-Biden “Domestic Terrorists?” The propagandists for the Democrat Party-controlled Government are nothing if not expert in the art of subterfuge, deflection, artifice, and duplicity. Turning the Bill of Rights on its head, they claim the Country will b...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, China, Russia, Eu, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, Brussels, Republic, Biden, Progressive, Trump, Trump Supporters, Trans Pacific Partnership


Mark Meadows was 'consumed with fear' that Trump would die from COVID-19, book says

President Donald Trump arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, on Marine One helicopter after he tested positive for COVID-19. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is at second from left. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was "consumed with fear" that Trump would die from COVID. The White House was wholly caught off guard and unprepared for a COVID outbreak in October. The behind-the-scenes panic o...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Bethesda, Trump, Mike Pence, Jacquelyn Martin, Mark Meadows, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Food Drug Administration, Trump Administration, Former White House, Damian Paletta


Senators to meet with Biden, raising hopes of bipartisan infrastructure bill breakthrough – live

Biden to meet with Republican and Democrat senators this morning Pared-down $559bn plan in new spending has rare bipartisan backingBiden urges unvaccinated to get shots as ‘deadlier’ Delta strain spreads 4.10pm BST At least two people briefed on Trump’s condition after the then-president contracted coronavirus in October 2020 “feared that he wouldn’t make it out” of hospital, according to a new book extract published by the Washington Post.Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’...
Tags: Republicans, Washington Post, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Delta, Associated Press, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Trump, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Trump Administration, Damian Paletta, Coronavirus


The White House had no plans in place to swear in VP Mike Pence if Trump died of COVID-19 or became otherwise indisposed, book says

Then-Vice President Mike Pence and then-President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 29, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The White House had no plans in place to swear in Pence, if needed, during Trump's bout with COVID-19. A new book by two Washington Post reporters reveals more of the chaos during Trump's sickness. Trump, who became sick with COVID-19 in October 2020, was a very high-risk patient. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald ...
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House investigates possible shadow operation in Trump justice department

Judiciary committee want to know if officials violated policies in issuing secret subpoenas against congressional DemocratsTop Democrats in the House are investigating whether Trump justice department officials ran an unlawful shadow operation to target political enemies of the former president to hunt down leaks of classified information, according to a source familiar with the matter.The House judiciary committee chairman, Jerry Nadler, is centering his investigation on the apparent violation ...
Tags: US news, Democrats, US politics, US justice system, House, House Of Representatives, Trump, Adam Schiff, House Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, Eric Swalwell, Trump Administration, Jerry Nadler, Trump Justice Department, William Barr


United States: Department Of Labor Withdraws Prior Independent Contractor Rule: What You Need To Know - Butler Snow LLP

Last month the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Final Rule withdrawing the Trump Administration's attempt to revise the DOL's interpretation of independent contractor status ...
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