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Politics 2020-12-31T20:20:50Z

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse calls out Republicans who plan to challenge the election results on January 6, calling them 'institutional arsonist members of Congress'

"Adults don't point a loaded gun at the heart of legitimate self-government," Sasse wrote in a lengthy Facebook post.
Politics 2020-12-31T20:17:00Z

Trump's kids won't lose their 5th Amendment rights and be forced to testify against him if they're pardoned, experts say

A presidential pardon isn't enough to mean that someone can't plead the Fifth Amendment and refuse to testify, according to experts in criminal law.
Politics 2020-12-31T19:09:38Z

Trump is a chaos agent in his final days between fighting with Congress, raising fears of war with Iran, and continuing his futile effort to overturn the election

With just 20 days left in office, Trump appears bent on dragging the country down with him. A lot can happen in 20 days.
Politics 2020-12-31T17:33:21Z

Trump was briefed on unverified intelligence that China offered bounties to Afghan 'non-state actors' to attack US troops

"The U.S. has evidence that the PRC attempted to finance attacks on American servicemen by Afghan non-state actors," a senior official told Axios.
Politics 2020-12-31T16:01:32Z

The life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and spent 2020 campaigning with his girlfriend

Donald Trump Jr., 43, has had a busy few years, with his dad becoming president, and being embroiled in the Russia scandal. Here's his life in photos.
Politics 2020-12-31T13:04:03Z

Trump and Melania abruptly decided to ditch the Mar-a-Lago New Year's party that many of his supporters bought tickets for

President Donald Trump is leaving his Mar-a-Lago club before a lavish New Year's Eve party, likely disappointing the people who paid to attend.
Politics 2020-12-31T12:24:19Z

Trump threw away his leverage by signing the COVID-19 package with $600 checks and can now only watch as McConnell blocks $2,000 payments

President Donald Trump held up the stimulus bill with demands for higher direct payments to Americans but removed the pressure by signing it.
Military & Defense 2020-12-31T09:33:24Z

NATO officials sound off on Trump for delaying the military handover to Biden while 'there's a significant security situation underway with Iran that could explode at any time'

"The refusal to coordinate the handover of the most powerful military force in the world in a united, responsible manner would be almost unthinkable."
Politics 2020-12-30T22:40:20Z

'No realistic path to quickly pass the Senate': McConnell refuses to consider standalone bill on $2,000 stimulus checks

He said the Senate wouldn't "be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of Democrats' rich friends who don't need the help."
Politics 2020-12-30T22:22:14Z

Mitch McConnell has pitted himself against Trump during the president's final days in office

The lame duck battle between McConnell and Trump on stimulus checks has baffled Democrats, but they've welcomed the president's support.
Politics 2020-12-30T21:52:53Z

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley's challenge to the election results will force a meaningless vote that's all about putting himself in the spotlight

The move will cause a short delay in certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory, but will not result in the results being overturned in any state.
Premium Politics 2020-12-30T17:57:12Z

Meet Donald Trump's next nemeses: The 15 prosecutors and investigators from New York who are primed to pepper the ex-president with history-making civil and criminal probes

New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance have built teams to probe Trump, his businesses, and his taxes.

The race is already starting for the Republican 2024 presidential nomination. Here's Insider's rankings of the top 14 likely candidates, from Trump to Haley to Hogan.

Insider's latest rankings of the next GOP presidential field has a familiar face in the No. 1 slot: Donald Trump. In line after him: Larry Hogan, Mike Pence, and Nikki Haley.
Politics 2020-12-30T17:22:48Z

Top presidential historian on Trump's legacy: 'He was largely responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans who did not need to die'

"Donald Trump is the kind of person that we have never ever seen before in the presidency, and I hope we never ever see again," Beschloss said.
Premium Opinion 2020-12-30T14:02:00Z

The best argument for $2,000 checks for (almost) everyone is that (almost) everyone has had a terrible year

Even people who have kept their jobs have had a miserable 2020, so giving them a one-off check isn't the worst economic idea in the world.
Politics 2020-12-30T13:15:44Z

Biden warns that it'd take years for Americans to be vaccinated at the current rate and says his target of 100 million doses in 100 days requires extra Congress funding

"The effort to distribute and administer the vaccine is not progressing as it should," President-elect Joe Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware.
Politics 2020-12-30T10:43:45Z

Trump ordered Mar-a-Lago staff to rip out Melania's redecorations to his private quarters when he returned for Christmas, report says

President Donald Trump and the first lady are expected to relocate to the family's Mar-a-Lago resort once Joe Biden takes office on January 20.

McConnell ties $2,000 stimulus checks to Trump-proposed poison pills on Section 230 and election fraud, likely sinking push for additional COVID-19 relief

Sen. Mitch McConnell introduced the bill after blocking a House bill that'd lift payments without tackling two items sought by President Donald Trump.
Politics 2020-12-30T03:04:14Z

A federal judge in Iowa ridiculed Trump's pardons: 'It's not surprising that a criminal like Trump pardons other criminals'

"But apparently to get a pardon, one has to be either a Republican, a convicted child murderer or a turkey," U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt said.
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