The president is reportedly threatening to kill legislation to fund the military unless a widely supported, bipartisan provision to rename bases honoring Confederate leaders is removed.How Joe Biden could respond »
A Republican lawmaker in Florida has been condemned after calling for Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager charged with murder, to be elected to Congress. Anthony Sabatini, who sits in the state's House of Representatives, on Saturday tweeted, “KYLE RITTENHOUSE FOR CONGRESS”. It came a day after Rittenhouse, 17, was granted bail after being charged with allegedly shooting dead two people and leaving a third paralysed in August during protests against police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The election of the second Roman Catholic as president of the United States should be the occasion of great celebration among his coreligionists. Not all Catholics supported Joseph Biden, of course, though about half did. On Nov. 7, the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, José Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles, congratulated Biden and Kamala Harris, and five days later so did Pope Francis.
In January 2020, the Chinese government decided to lock down this city of 11 million people. All transportation to and from the city was stopped. Officials further locked down several other cities in Hubei Province, eventually quarantining over 50 million people.
An Iowa congressman known for making racist comments has asked Kamala Harris if she was descended from slave owners. Republican Steve King, who has a long history of making offensive remarks about immigrants, questioned the vice-president-elect's background on Twitter. I'm reading that @KamalaHarris made history as first woman, first black woman, first Asian woman, etc = a boatload of intersectionality points.
President Trump lost his bid for re-election by 6 million votes and counting, and 74 electoral votes, and his legal team is consistently losing its court battles to disqualify President-elect Joe Biden's voters. "Trump told an ally that he knows he lost, but that he is delaying the transition process and is aggressively trying to sow doubt about the election results in order to get back at Democrats for questioning the legitimacy of his own election in 2016, especially with the Russia investigation," CNN reports, citing a source familiar with Trump's thinking. Pointing to "those who he claims undercut his election by pointing to Russian interference efforts," Trump "has suggested it is fair game to not recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect."
A 15-year-old Milwaukee boy who allegedly opened fire at a suburban Wisconsin shopping mall on Friday, sending eight people to the hospital, has been arrested, police said Sunday. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the suspect was arrested Saturday night, adding that the shooting was the result of an altercation between two groups of people at Mayfair Mall. "We do know there was some sort of altercation, and that's when the bullets started flying," Weber said during a Sunday press conference.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reacted to Kyle Rittenhouse's release from jail on Twitter on Saturday, according to the New York Post. "Does anyone believe Rittenhouse would be released if he were Muslim & did the same thing in a (different) context?" Cortez wrote on Twitter. "For people who say 'systemic racism doesn't exist,' this is what it looks like: protection of white supremacy baked deep into our carceral systems."
Sen. Kelly Loeffler also will have to run again next cycle if she wins the current Georgia Senate runoff on Jan. 5. Meanwhile, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo. said he's doing all the things necessary to run for re-election even though he's made no announcement.
It was June, and I'd just signed up for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial. After the second dose, I was tested for COVID-19 antibodies — the sign of successful vaccination — but never told the result. This is all good news, because it means we may finally turn a corner in controlling the virus, and because it will show, once again, the critical importance of science and vaccines.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce Linda Thomas-Greenfield as his nominee for ambassador to the United Nations and Jake Sullivan as his national security adviser, several people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post. Thomas-Greenfield spent 35 years in the Foreign Service, retiring in 2017. Sullivan was one of Biden's national security advisers during his time as vice president and was also a deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state.
A man who deliberately breathed on two women outside President Donald Trump's Virginia golf course has been charged with assault, the sheriff's office said. Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said that Raymond Deskins, 61, was "charged with simple assault" over the Saturday incident. It said video footage of the incident "did not capture the entire interaction."
The 36-year-old is accused of stealing money related to a million dollar airplane purchase and transferring the funds to a Houston bank.
A man was arrested for allegedly shooting four people, killing two, late Saturday night at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Nebraska, authorities said Sunday. The Bellevue Police Department in a news release said Silva was booked into Sarpy County jail. Police identified those killed as Nathan Pastrana, 22, and Ryan Helbert, 28, both employees of the restaurant, were killed in the shooting, police said Sunday night.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is no longer sure Trump will "do the right thing" and acknowledge his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, but he's certain Biden will be sworn in Jan. 20, 2021, he told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday's State of the Union. Hogan, who has been critical of Trump, said he voted for the late President Ronald Reagan this year. Pressuring state legislators in Michigan and other states to "somehow change the outcome with electors was completely outrageous," Hogan said.
The Trump White House plans to hold indoor Christmas and Hanukkah parties despite Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warnings against large gatherings, Axios reported. An invitation for one of President Donald Trump's holiday parties seen by the outlet makes no mention of masks or any other precaution, even as the White House is dogged by continued cases of COVID-19. A White House official, who was not named, told the outlet that the events would be held indoors.
TTTS) is also very rare,” Dr. Jonathan Klein, a neonatologist and medical director of the NICU at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, told The Associated Press in January 2019, about two months after the Ewoldt twins were born. A lot of patients pass away before they are even born. At 17 weeks, Ewoldt underwent surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital to seal and disconnect the twins' aberrant vessels.
Senator Lindsey Graham, whose constituency is in North Carolina, is once again weighing in on the state of Georgia's elections process. On Saturday, Mr Graham echoed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's desire for the state to conduct an audit of mail-in ballot signatures. His intervention comes a day after Mr Kemp accepted the results of the state's recount after Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified that Joe Biden had won the election.
Political reporters in Washington, D.C., have been saying a lot of Republicans in Congress privately despise President Trump, but few have publicly criticized him — and likewise, few have publicly acknowledged his defeat to President-elect Joe Biden. Carl Bernstein, one half of the journalistic duo that uncovered President Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal, named 21 names on Sunday night, saying that in private conversations, these Republicans senators "have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump" and his fitness to be president. The 21 senators he named include names you would expect, but also some surprises, like Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.
15 family members in Arlington, Texas said they tested positive for the coronavirus after a small birthday gathering, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and WFFA reported. The relatives urged the public to not "be like my family and ignore the CDC guidelines" in a video that was posted to the City of Arlington's Twitter account. The family's warning comes ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday, which is typically a time for families to gather.
Delaware Governor John Carney issued a third revision to the state's COVID-19 emergency order, which goes into effect Monday morning.
Take, for example, the 1971 hijacking of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305, which left Portland for Seattle on Thanksgiving Eve and was promptly commandeered by a man in a suit and sunglasses who claimed his name was Dan Cooper (later known as D.B. Cooper, owing to a news mix-up). Armed with a bomb, Cooper convinced the craft to land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where he collected from the FBI four parachutes and $200,000 in cash. The Mystery of D.B. Cooper (premiering Nov. 25 on HBO) revisits this infamous episode in American criminal history with an awareness that a definitive answer to its central question—who was D.B. Cooper?—probably isn't in the cards.
Britain must rebuild its economy after COVID-19 with one eye on rising deficit and debt levels, Labour's would-be finance minister Anneliese Dodds said on Monday, criticising the government's response to the crisis as wasteful and divisive. Finance minister Rishi Sunak has promised there will be no return to austerity in a spending plan he is due to announce on Wednesday. But his speech is likely to be overshadowed by official forecasts showing soaring national debt levels caused by a coronavirus pandemic that has forced large sectors of the economy and millions of jobs onto taxpayer-funded life support.
Donald Trump has entered the Norma Desmond phase of his presidency. Desmond, you'll recall, was the character at the heart of Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film noir — a has-been silent movie star pining for the long-gone attention of the masses, living in a crumbling-but-ostentatious mansion, given company mostly by the sycophants and enablers on her payroll, scheming constantly about how to return to the spotlight. Trump's attempts to steal the 2020 election — while dangerous — have become just as darkly comic as Desmond's efforts to regain her lost fame.
As the COVID-19 pandemic roared to life this spring, the U.S. found itself faced with an acute shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment to support front-line workers. Today, America's PPE supply chain is lurching back to life. DemeTech, a Miami-area medical device manufacturer, has been trying to bridge the gap by hiring hundreds of new workers to make Food and Drug Administration-approved surgical masks — which only look like ones you'd buy at a corner store — and Centers for Disease Control-approved N95 respirators.
Jonathan Pollard betrayed the United States. Did Israel betray Jonathan Pollard? One of the most infamous spy sagas in modern history whimpered to an end on Saturday, when the Justice Department let the parole restrictions imposed on former navy intelligence analyst Jonathan J. Pollard, 66, quietly expire.
“Donald Trump defeated Donald Trump.”
“The victory was a vindication of a style of American politics that many feared was gone forever.”
“Mr. Biden’s victory — and Mr. Trump’s defeat — is a testament to the resilience of American democracy.”
“Trump’s 2020 reelection bid was doomed by his boorish behavior. Time and again, he refused to act like a president.”
“Biden took the opportunity to unite the Democratic Party.”