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A Trump-appointed judge eviscerated the president's biggest election lawsuit in Pennsylvania, saying the campaign's 'claims have no merit'

The judge, who is a Trump appointee, tore apart the campaign's claims and said it has no basis for trying to overturn the election results.
Politics 2020-11-27T17:39:06Z
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Trump implies that he won't leave the White House unless Biden 'can prove' he won 80 million votes, as the president continues to tweet lies and conspiracy theories about the election

Trump does not have the power to determine whether Biden can take office, and his campaign has failed to prove any mass fraud in court.
Politics 2020-11-27T16:19:42Z
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow, Russia December 30, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Iran's top diplomat says there are 'serious indications' Israel was involved in the reported assassination of a top nuclear scientist near Tehran

"This cowardice — with serious indications of Israeli role —shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators," Zarif said on the reported assassination.
Premium Politics 2020-11-27T15:51:54Z

Republican power is up for grabs in the post-Trump world. Here are the 16 GOP power centers that Joe Biden will have to contend with.

Trump may leave the White House in January, but don't expect him or his allies to vanish into the night. Some Republicans will make things difficult for Biden, but a few may work across the aisle.
Military & Defense 2020-11-27T15:23:40Z

A top scientist seen as the father of Iran's nuclear program has been assassinated, Iranian media reports

The Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was fatally shot in an attack by unidentified assailants, Iranian media reported Friday.
Premium Politics 2020-11-27T14:46:53Z

Joe Biden is hiring about 4,000 political staffers to work in the White House and federal agencies. Here's how you can boost your chances getting a job in the new administration, according to 3 experts.

Government hiring experts share their tips for snagging one of the 4,000 jobs Joe Biden and his team will be doling out as they build a new administration.
Opinion 2020-11-27T14:35:00Z

I watched James Woods play Rudy Giuliani in a 2003 TV biopic, made before both became national embarrassments

It's hard to fathom now, but Woods was once a respected character actor and Giuliani was admired for being a calm, empathetic leader.
Opinion 2020-11-27T13:27:00Z

The gruesome spectacle of the GOP's bad-faith holiday tantrum

Democrats are promoting caution for the holidays. The GOP is engaging in bad faith arguments. The result of this will be a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Dominion Voting Systems tore into Sidney Powell's lawsuit accusing it of a vast conspiracy, calling it 'baseless, senseless, physically impossible'

In a blistering rebuttal, Dominion Voting Systems responded to Sidney Powell's claims in her case seeking to overturn the election result in Georgia.
Politics 2020-11-27T12:41:22Z

China is imposing tariffs of up to 212% on Australian wine imports as trade tensions rise between the countries

The move follows an anti-dumping probe over claims that that Australia is selling its wine cheaper in China than domestically.

Trump spent Thanksgiving night railing against Section 230 on Twitter as the #DiaperDon hashtag went viral

Twitter users mocked President Donald Trump using the hashtag #DiaperDon after he sat at a smaller-than-usual table while talking to reporters.

A donor who gave $2.5 million to a pro-Trump group looking for election fraud wants his money back after disappointing results

Fred Eshelman is suing True the Vote Inc., with the lawsuit saying he was given "platitudes and empty promises" instead of results.
Politics 2020-11-27T11:33:06Z

Trump gave his Thanksgiving press conference from a tiny desk that looks like a throwback to a 2017 'SNL' skit

As President Donald Trump held his first press conference since losing the election, some observers were distracted by the desk where he was seated.

Trump snapped at a reporter quizzing him about his election defeat, saying 'Don't ever talk to the president that way'

'You're just a lightweight ... I'm the president of the United States. Don't ever talk to the president that way,' Trump told a White House reporter.
Politics 2020-11-27T11:10:23Z

Trump's national security advisor and his entourage were said to be treated as 'human petri dishes' in Vietnam, as the US COVID-19 outbreak worsens every day

Robert O'Brien's airplane crew was also not allowed to enter Vietnam and had to spend the night in Thailand, Bloomberg reported.

Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger an 'enemy of the people,' exactly 2 years after he said he'd be 'fantastic'

President Donald Trump's campaign continues to claim, without evidence, that voter fraud helped Joe Biden win in Georgia.
Politics 2020-11-27T09:43:47Z

Taiwanese politicians threw punches and pig guts in parliament in bitter dispute over US pork imports

Members of Taiwan's opposition party threw the offal in protest over the legalization of US pork imports containing the additive ractopamine.

Trump says he will 'certainly' leave the White House if the Electoral College elects Joe Biden

President Donald Trump continued to refuse to concede to Biden, citing election-related conspiracy theories about voter fraud and mail-in voting.
Politics 2020-11-27T00:08:04Z

New York Governor Cuomo called the Supreme Court ruling that blocked some COVID-19 restrictions on religious services 'irrelevant'

The ruling was in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, who claimed to be unfairly singled out by the guidelines.
Politics 2020-11-26T17:36:51Z

Yes, Trump can pardon himself — but it's a risky move that won't protect him from all prosecutions he could face

If the president were to issue himself a pardon before leaving office, it would likely be construed as an admission of guilt.
News 2020-11-26T16:27:27Z

Donald Trump Jr. says he is 'all done with the Rona' and ends his COVID-19 isolation to celebrate Thanksgiving days after announcing his positive test

Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Although he is asymptomatic, the CDC recommends sick people like him isolate for 10 days.
Politics 2020-11-26T15:45:25Z

New Hampshire Republicans want to impeach the state's GOP governor for requiring people to wear a mask in public places

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu's recent mask mandate violates constitutional rights, the backers of the motion said.
Politics 2020-11-26T14:39:08Z

Trump is forgoing legal advice and instead listening to friends, TV hosts, and relatives on who to pardon, report says

Presidents usually consider cases presented by government lawyers. Trump seems to rely on the counsel of friends and media allies.
Healthcare 2020-11-26T14:27:58Z

The head of the US government program tasked with getting the country vaccines said he will probably quit by early next year — before most Americans can get a shot

Moncef Slaoui, the head of Operation Warp Speed, told Politico that he could step down from the position "by the end this year or early next year."

Pranksters claimed a Trump 2024 campaign website domain that labels Trump a 'loser'

A pair of pranksters took over the domain DonaldJTrump2024.com and gave it subheadings including "Trump Lost."

Sidney Powell published 2 misspelled election lawsuits against Georgia and Michigan even after the Trump campaign publicly disowned her

Powell persisted with her legal efforts even after the Trump campaign claimed it had no affiliation with her work, widely dismissed as outlandish.
Politics 2020-11-26T13:21:17Z

Trump has more or less stopped talking about the pandemic, as the CDC predicts the US could hit 300,000 deaths before Christmas

Since Joe Biden won the 2020 election, President Trump has used the majority of his public speeches to double down on his baseless voter-fraud claims.
Premium Politics 2020-11-26T13:16:39Z

Meet the Thanksgiving Lobby — the special interests with Turkey Day money on their minds

Corporations and special interests that trade in Thanksgiving staples spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to influence policy and politicians.
Politics 2020-11-26T12:12:16Z

Biden is reportedly considering Roger Ferguson, Gary Gensler, and former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault for top economic policy positions

President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce picks for his economic team early next week, and sources told CNBC these three men are in the running.
Politics 2020-11-26T12:10:33Z

A battle over right-wing media bookings is playing out as Fox News reportedly tells guests to not appear on Newsmax

A report by CNN suggests that Fox News insiders are growing increasingly worried about Newsmax, which is eating into its ratings.

Obama says Republicans won votes for Trump by wrongly framing white men as victims

Obama said framing white men as being "under attack" helped Trump secure a record-breaking number of votes in defeat.
Politics 2020-11-26T11:19:42Z

Most of England banned from household mixing for months under Boris Johnson's new tiered coronavirus restrictions

Most of England will continue to face bans on household mixing and visiting pubs with friends under the government's toughened up 3-tier system.
Politics 2020-11-26T11:13:24Z

Trump retweeted GOP ally Matt Gaetz calling for a pardoning spree including the president and his whole administration

President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned Michael Flynn, heightening speculation he may use the end of his presidency to exonerate more allies.

Trump's inner circle is telling him that Giuliani and the rest of his legal team are making him look like an idiot, report says

As of Thursday, none of the Trump campaign's 22 lawsuits challenging the 2020 presidential election results had been successful.
Politics 2020-11-26T10:41:46Z

The mayor of Denver apologized for traveling to Mississippi after asking his whole city to stay 合约数字币和虚拟币home for Thanksgiving

"I apologize to the residents of Denver," said Michael Hancock, who traveled to Mississippi to see his wife and his daughter.
Politics 2020-11-26T07:16:54Z

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 city council hired the lawyers to collect the Trump campaign debt days after the National Guard was sent to help with bodies of COVID-19 victims.
Politics 2020-11-26T06:54:15Z

Representatives for 'Tiger King's' Joe Exotic are said to be chasing Trump down for a pardon and spending thousands of dollars to get it

Representatives for the former zookeeper ran up a $10,000 tab at one of Trump's hotels in an effort to get his attention.
Politics 2020-11-26T03:44:03Z

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.

Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor has a lot to say about legalizing marijuana and defending the working class, but he rejects political labels.

Will Rudy Giuliani be disbarred? Probably not for Trump's election lawsuits, experts say.

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer still faces the risk of losing his law license because of his work in Ukraine, according to legal experts.
Politics 2020-11-25T22:57:40Z

Trump pardons former national security advisor Michael Flynn

Now that Flynn has been pardoned, he can no longer invoke the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination and can be compelled to testify.

Almost everything Trump said at a Republican event in Pennsylvania about the election was a lie or a conspiracy theory

Trump made claims about dead people voting, widespread voter fraud, and illegal spying, and asked why the election hasn't been overturned yet.

Ilhan Omar underperformed Biden by more than perhaps any House Democrat thanks to a 3rd party candidate and well-funded GOP rival

Omar's underperformance was largely in line with down-ballot Democrats across the state, many of whom underperformed Biden in the suburbs.

Centrists! They're real! Here are 26 who will matter quite a bit for Joe Biden and his plans to govern in a divided post-Trump America.

Joe Biden will need to win over several centrists on Capitol Hill, K Street, and in state governments to help move his agenda when he goes to the White House next year.

Biden offers a message of unity on Thanksgiving Eve as Trump airs grievances and spreads conspiracy theories

"I know the country has grown weary of the fight, but we need to remember we're at a war with a virus — not with each other," Biden said.

Biden becomes the first presidential candidate in US history to win 80 million votes — and counting

President-elect Joe Biden continues to shatter the record for total votes since Election Day, per Insider and Decision Desk HQ.
Politics 2020-11-25T21:40:01Z

Fox News is under a siege of its own making from Trump

The network is confronting the wrath of the viewer it amplified as Trump lashes out and encourages his base to change the channel.

Trump cancels trip to Gettysburg hotel for a GOP hearing about baseless voter-fraud claims after a campaign adviser tests positive for COVID-19

Trump called in to the event and floated debunked conspiracy theories about dead people voting. "Why wouldn't they overturn the election?" he asked.
Politics 2020-11-25T19:33:45Z

In an apparent dig at the Trump administration, Obama says Biden's foreign policy team will 'know where countries are'

Trump mispronounced Nepal and Bhutan in June 2017, and when looking at a map, had to be told where the countries were located, Politico reported.

'This is not a 3rd Obama term,' Biden says amid criticism for choosing a slew of former Obama officials for top White House roles

"We face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration," Biden said. "It's become America first. It's been America alone."
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