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Thursday November 12, 2020 - Times viewed: 879
State Department is preventing Biden from accessing messages from foreign leaders
Washington (CNN)A stack of messages from foreign leaders to President-elect Joe Biden are sitting at the State Department but the Trump administration is preventing him from accessing them, according to State Department officials familiar with the messages. Traditionally, the State Department supports all communications for the President-elect, which is why many countries began sending messages to State over the weekend. But with Biden prohibi ...
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Wednesday November 11, 2020 - Times viewed: 897
Trump administration removes senior defense officials and installs loyalists, triggering alarm at Pentagon
Washington (CNN)The Trump administration has carried out sweeping changes atop the Defense Department's civilian leadership structure, removing several of its most senior officials and replacing them with perceived loyalists to the President. The flurry of changes, announced by the Department of Defense in a statement roughly 24 hours after President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper, have put officials inside the Pentagon on edg ...
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Monday November 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 882
(CNN) Even with President Donald Trump still refusing to concede the election, President-elect Joe Biden will launch an aggressive plan on Monday to control the pandemic that is escalating at an alarming rate and will define his administration as soon as he takes office. Biden's announcement of a coronavirus task force is an acknowledgment of record new infection numbers in recent days that mean that the Covid-19 crisis will be far worse by th ...

Monday November 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 840
Will Donald Trump ever concede?
White House advisers carefully told President Donald Trump that his chances in any legal fight are slim if not nearly impossible. Biden has turned its attention to the transition and to covid-19. World leaders have offered congratulations to Joe Biden. If Donald Trump refused to concede, it would break a 124 years tradition of American history and undermine the election results and increase political tensions. “It will be truly harmful,” sa ...
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Sunday November 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 855
Here's What Kamala Harris Faces as a 'First'
So many firsts. First woman. First Black vice president. First Black woman vice president. First South Asian American. First South Asian American woman. First VP whose parents come from India and Jamaica. First VP who counts Prince and Bootsy and hiphop among her musical loves. First VP who’s a stepmom. First VP to be a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. First HBCU grad. First vice president married to a man … Kamala Harris, who made her acceptance ...
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Sunday November 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 880
How Pennsylvania was won
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia suburbs rebelled. Joe Biden’s Scranton roots paid off. And two key counties that flipped to Donald Trump in 2016 appear to have had buyer’s remorse. The story of how Biden won the critical battleground state of Pennsylvania is one that winds through every big city and small town here before ending in front of a worldwide audience watching the state’s vote count send him to the Oval Office. “Pennsylvania, hist ...
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Sunday November 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 870
Rudy Giuliani says Trump will not concede election
Rudy Giuliani said at a press conference shortly after Joe Biden was projected to become the 46th president of the United States that President Trump will not concede the election. "Obviously he's not going to concede when at least 600,000 ballots are in question," Giuliani said in Philadelphia on Saturday. The president's personal attorney claimed, without evidence, that ballots were tampered with in Pennsylvania, the state that gave Biden ...
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Sunday November 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 868
Trump does not plan to concede any time soon, aides and allies indicate
The president, who has spent months trying to undermine the election results with unproven allegations of fraud, pledged on Saturday to go forward with a legal strategy that he hopes will overturn state results that gave Biden the win in Tuesday’s vote. Trump aides and Republican allies, while somewhat conflicted on how to proceed, largely supported his strategy or remained silent. “The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden ...
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Sunday November 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 867
Fight for Senate control awaits in Georgia after Biden's win
WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of the Senate likely won’t be decided until a January runoff in Georgia, even after Democrat Joe Biden won the White House on Saturday. That post-election cliff-hanger will determine the balance of power in Washington, as neither party appears to have a lock on a Senate majority right now. So far, the tally for the next Senate is 48 Republicans and 48 Democrats after Tuesday’s election. Two seats in Georgia are hea ...
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Sunday November 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 889
Senate Control Likely Decided By Fate Of 2 Georgia Runoff Races
Control of the Senate may hinge on Georgia's two runoff races in January as no candidate in either contest has reached a required 50% threshold in votes to win outright. That means Georgia, which is also still counting ballots in a neck-and-neck presidential race expected to go to a recount, is shaping up to be ground zero for whether Congress will be divided again next year. "All eyes will be on Georgia for the next two months," Emory Univ ...
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Sunday November 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 892
Georgia Senate Race Between David Perdue And Jon Ossoff Heads To A Runoff
The second of two Georgia Senate races advancing to a runoff, according to The Associated Press, likely pushing Democrats' hopes of a possible majority in the U.S. Senate back to January. Republican incumbent Sen. David Perdue holds just under 50% of the vote in the state, closely trailed by Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. Elections have been particularly close in Georgia, with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger saying Friday that the ...
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Sunday November 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 882
Grief, relief, and jubilation: How Biden's team survived a wild five days
WILMINGTON, Del. — In the hours and days after Election Day, top advisers and Joe Biden himself were glued to the TV as messages flew across an internal group chat. With frequency and precision, his analytics team delivered a picture of what was happening in each of the remaining states. They knew what the returns were showing, who voted from where and which votes were remaining. As each night wore on, aides grew confounded. It was evident ...
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Saturday December 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 618
Biden defeats Trump in an election he made about character of the nation and the President
A majority of Americans chosen Democrat Joe Biden to lead America through the pandemic as the 46th president. He gave a victory speech Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware, sayin ghe was humbled by the trust America had placed in him and reached out to those Americans who did not vote for him. It’s been four years of depression for America, four years of living under a would be petty dictator who has no feelings for anyone except himself and ...
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Saturday November 7, 2020 - Times viewed: 886
The election that broke the Republican Party
Never has the unprecedented been so utterly predictable. At the conclusion of a campaign that exceeded their expectations in almost every sense — picking up House seats, thwarting an outright Democratic takeover of the Senate, running competitively in every presidential battleground state — Republicans could have walked away from 2020 with some dignity intact. They could have conceded defeat to Joe Biden, celebrated their hard-fought successes ...
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Friday November 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 907
Biden took the lead in Georgia this morning. Here's what else you need to know
Democratic hopeful Joe Biden has taken the lead in Georgia over President Trump. Trump cannot afford to lose Georgia's 16 electoral votes if he is to keep alive his hopes of a second term. Trump cannot find a route to 270 electoral votes without Georgia and Pennsylvania, so his chances of securing reelection will hinge on developments in the two states. Ballots are still being counted in several key states, with elections officials expec ...
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Friday November 6, 2020 - Times viewed: 885
Trump prepares to launch a second term early, even without winning
President Donald Trump has struggled to convince the country he already won the election. So he’s just going to do the next best thing: Act like he’s starting his second term early. Trump and his aides have settled on a plan for him to take full advantage of his existing perch at the White House to look as presidential as possible, according to three people briefed on the strategy. He may fire a few Cabinet members and top aides, including FBI ...
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Thursday November 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 859
All Joe Biden Needs In Arizona and Nevada then he's elected
Biden, Flipping Michigan and Wisconsin, Says It’s ‘Clear’ He Will Reach 270. Trump’s campaign threatened legal challenges after its path to victory diminished somewhat, with Joe Biden winning two important states in the Midwest. Several other battlegrounds remained too close to call. Vote counts continue in Georgia, Arizona; Trump mounts legal challenges Joe Biden is 17 electoral votes away from a victory. All it takes is two states he curr ...
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Thursday November 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 826
What if he doesn't concede? The US presidential tradition explained.
When a candidate loses a U.S. presidential election, tradition holds the candidate promptly and publicly acknowledges defeat in a concession speech to help with the peaceful transition of power. The speeches, while difficult for a candidate, are typically gracious celebrations of American democracy. The Chicago Tribune and Arizona Republic opinion columns have held up John McCain's concession to Barack Obama in 2008 as an example of the tradi ...
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Thursday November 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 854
The MAGA bullhorn shouts Trump's baseless claims of fraud
On Tuesday afternoon, the MAGA internet was quiet at best, bitter at worst. By Wednesday, it was crowing and chest-thumping about voter fraud and the establishment’s destruction, flooding social media with viral — and incorrect — accusations of electoral theft. What started as a day of uncharacteristic restraint for President Donald Trump’s supporters on Tuesday quickly turned into a round of “I told you so” admonishments as it became clear ...
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Thursday November 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 847
Three Reasons Biden Flipped the Midwest
Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania giveth, and Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania taketh away. Joe Biden has not yet been declared the winner in his campaign against President Donald Trump. Although the former vice president is, as of Wednesday night, on the brink of victory in the Electoral College, with several states poised to finalize a count that would put him over the top, the race remains officially uncalled. Four years ago, Trum ...
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