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.
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.
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.
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.
Wisconsinites will have to keep wearing masks into 2021. The state's Democratic governor Tony Evers extended Wisconsin's mask mandate on Friday for another 60 days. His initial order was set to expire Saturday.
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.
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is speaking out against President Trump's attempt to get state legislatures to "dismiss the will" of voters, calling this idea "inconsistent" with a democratic society. The Pennsylvania Republican senator on Monday reiterated his belief that Trump should "accept the outcome" of the 2020 election that he lost to President-elect Joe Biden after exhausting all of his legal options in the key battleground state. Toomey also slammed the president for calling on state legislatures to overturn the results of the election due to baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud.
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.
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.
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."
During the eight years that President Obama and his team managed the economy, Americans were regularly assured that the president's Keynesian policies would deliver striking growth in the years ahead. The growth repeatedly failed to materialize, and what followed was a master class in blamesmanship. No matter how far into the Obama term we were, the disappointing growth was a “new normal”– not the result of President Obama's high tax and heavy regulatory policies.
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.
Alone among Republican senators (indeed, alone among any senator in history), he crossed party lines to vote to convict President Trump on the charge of abusing his power by pressuring a foreign government to interfere in our election. And — not alone, exactly, but hardly in plentiful company — he has forthrightly condemned the president for stonewalling the Biden transition and undermining our democracy. These actions have taken real guts.
Facebook is building a strategy to help get on President-elect Joe Biden's good side, company sources told the Financial Times. Facebook is reportedly planning to crack down harder on COVID-19 misinformation, and is considering adding an information banner to its site encouraging users to get vaccinated. Facebook is also reportedly looking at ways to encourage users to engage with content about the Paris Climate Agreement, which Biden has pledged to rejoin.
The Trump campaign is disavowing its association with attorney Sidney Powell after the far-fetched Trump campaign Thursday press conference when she claimed without evidence that the deceased Hugo Chávez, among others, was responsible for rigging the election. The campaign claimed that she "is not a member of the Trump legal team," even though the president and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had previously identified her as being on the team. In the days since the press conference, Powell has made additional unfounded claims to conservative networks, and her claims have even been questioned by Fox News' Tucker Carlson, after she refused to produce her evidence on the show.
A group of Republicans, including Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) are launching a lawsuit — in the hopes of blocking the certification of Pennsylvania's election results — that claims a state law passed in 2019 allowing for universal mail-in voting is unconstitutional. If that were the case, mail-in ballots would be invalidated, likely swinging the state back to President Trump. The lawsuit quickly drew heated criticism, including accusations that Kelly (who was just re-elected himself) and the other plaintiffs are "openly rejecting democracy and the rule of law," but many observers were simply perplexed.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it's not too late to learn some expert tips for cooking the perfect turkey. Using a meat thermometer and glazing the turkey with sweet wine can ensure your main course stays juicy and moist. Preparing a Thanksgiving meal is no easy feat.
U.S. stocks edged higher in morning trading Monday after investors received several pieces of encouraging news on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, tempering concerns over rising virus cases and business restrictions. The benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.1%, led by banks, industrial companies and other businesses that have been beaten down by the virus. Technology stocks, which hold an outsized weight on index, fell and diminished earlier gains.
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.
Michigan's attorney general is reportedly looking into whether or not officials will be violating the law if they act on Donald Trump's instructions to block the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the state. The Washington Post reported that Dana Nessel, a Democrat, is one of many officials growing increasingly concerned withthe president's attempts to influence the outcome of the state's election. Michigan was in the spotlight earlier this week when two Republican board members on a canvassing committee in Wayne County refused to certify the results of the 2020 election.
A large loggerhead turtle that washed ashore in Massachusetts Friday was among more than 150 cold-stunned sea turtles to strand on Cape Cod beaches in a three day span, according to a statement from the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The loggerhead, an adult male that weighed 350 pounds, was moved from Massachusetts' Great Hollow Beach by Truro Department of Public Works staff and brought to the sanctuary in South Wellfleet. It was then transferred to a van and driven to New England Aquarium's Animal Care Center.
"I think it's marvellous'' ... as residents reacted to the news that Britain is on track to make COVID-19 vaccines widely available by next spring. It comes after the shot developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca was found to be up to 90% effective in trials.
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.
On Saturday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump's challenge to mail-in ballots in the state had been "haphazardly stitched together" like "Frankenstein's monster." Several Trump campaign lawsuits have been dismissed, and legal experts said the remaining cases do not give Trump, a Republican, a viable path to overturning the election results. The Trump campaign sued on Nov. 9 to prevent Biden, a Democrat, from being certified by election officials as the winner in Pennsylvania.
“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.”