U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman says President Trump and his lawyers are taking "small, isolated instances of voter fraud or election irregularities" and likening them to systemic issues.'This stuff is insane' »
Progressives Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have lashed out at Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos after she criticised calls for higher education to be made a public good. On Tuesday, Ms DeVos called progressive proposals for higher education to be freely available and proposals from the Biden administration to forgive student debt "a socialist takeover of higher education." Later that day, Mr Sanders made it clear he would not mourn Ms DeVos's departure from the position.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched Hayabusa-2 in 2014 with the goal of collecting the first sample of material from below an asteroid's surface. The spacecraft first landed on Ryugu in February to collect shallow samples from the surface. But scientists knew that probing deeper could reveal more pure rock from the beginnings of our solar system, since that material hasn't been exposed to harsh radiation from the sun.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib attacked Amazon and Jeff Bezos in a statement to Business Insider, saying the company has been unfairly allowed to profit during the pandemic while endangering its frontline workers. "The continued disregard by Amazon of its worker's well-being and safety must be exposed," said Tlaib. Amazon was not properly cleaning its facilities, she claimed.
President Donald Trump has failed to win his re-election bid against Democratic challenger Joe Biden - but it may not be the definitive end of his time in power. On 7 Nov, Mr Biden won the key swing state of Pennsylvania, propelling the Democrat to the White House by granting him the 270 electoral college votes needed. Under the US Constitution, however, even though Trump has lost the election, he could still pursue the Oval Office again in 2024.
China has used strict measures to succeed in controlling COVID-19 It's true that China appears to have succeeded in its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 within its borders, per statistics from the World Health Organization. Though it has a population of 1.4 billion, China has reported fewer than 100,000 coronavirus cases and fewer than 5,000 deaths. In contrast, the United States — which has a population of 330 million — has had over 13.5 million cases and 271,000 deaths.
The Army Corps of Engineers reversed course on an Obama-era proposal to charge for water drawn from reservoirs the Corps manages, North Dakota's attorney general said Friday. Attorneys general from a dozen Western and Plains states sent a letter last year to the Trump administration asking that the proposal be withdrawn. Republican North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem headed the effort, which was backed by attorneys general from Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Flaxseed benefits include lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Flaxseeds are also high in essential nutrients like fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans. Ground flaxseeds have the most health benefits and can be sprinkled on oatmeal or in smoothies.
"Hillbilly Elegy" and both "Christmas Chronicles" movies were among the most popular titles on Netflix this week. Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday.
Vice-president elect Kamala Harris is already making history — becoming the first woman of colour to be elected to the role. "Mr Emhoff is working with the Biden-Harris transition team to develop the portfolio he will focus on to support the work of the administration," a spokesperson for the transition team said, confirming that he was leaving his law firm. Mr Emhoff heaped public praise on his wife as the Biden/Harris campaign celebrated election victory on 7 November, after an agonising days-long wait for key swing states to be declared.
A diabetic meal plan can help regulate blood sugar levels because it can help you plan out your meals ahead of time and stick to a regular eating schedule, which reduces the risk of blood sugar spikes. Small, but frequent meals and snacks as well as keeping an eye on carb intake are the key parts of this plan. Keep in mind: Everyone's personal dietary needs differ depending on height, weight, and activity level and major changes to your diet should be discussed with your physician.
"No, I don't think it should be mandatory. I wouldn't demand that it be mandatory, but I will do everything in my power, just like I don't think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide... I will do everything in my power as the President of the United States to encourage people to do the right thing," Biden said.
A judge hearing President Donald Trump's federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin said Friday that the president's request to “remand” the case to the GOP-controlled Legislature to pick new electors was “bizarre.” The federal case is one of two Trump has in Wisconsin making similar arguments. Hearings on both lawsuits were scheduled for Thursday, with the judges noting the importance of resolving the legal battles before the Electoral College meets on Dec. 14.
One of the Trump campaign's key witnesses at a hearing about alleged voter fraud before the Michigan legislature just got off probation for an unspecified digital crime, the Daily Mail reports. Mellissa Carone, a former contractor for Dominion Voting Systems, went before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on Wednesday and claimed in bizarre, oftentimes belligerent testimony that instantly went viral, that she witnessed a host of election misconduct at a Detroit counting center.
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President Donald Trump's professed love for the military attracted senior officers who have turned to political activism after their service. Here are some of the retired generals who have promoted outlandish, far-right conspiracy theories about the president and his rivals. President Donald Trump's professed love for the military has attracted not only Republican lawmakers but senior officers who have turned to political activism after their service.
A week after being fined by regulators for delaying safety recalls, Hyundai is recalling about 130,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the engines could fail. The recall will address a manufacturing issue that could cause the connecting rod bearings to wear out and the engines to fail, Hyundai said. Documents posted Friday on NHTSA's website say that owners could hear abnormal knocking sounds from the engine and see warning lights before any failure or fire.
Release date: April 9, 2021 Original release date: July 17, 2020 After being delayed from a July 2020 release, Disney finally gave the "Bob's Burgers" movie a release date. Creator Loren Bouchard wrote, directed, and produced the musical comedy, which he said will "scratch every itch" fans of the show have had. Fox's "Ron's Gone Wrong" is an animated film that was pushed back.
Sidney Powell, the attorney who was distanced from the US president's legal team because she pushed election-related conspiracies, was said to have submitted a lawsuit that “breathed more lies” than most cases seen in court, after she challenged Michigan's election results. Issuing a response to Ms Powell's lawsuit on Thursday, judges for the City of Detroit said the lawsuit contained “warped logic”, and dismissed claims that vote machines had been tampered with, among other conspiracy theories. “Few lawsuits breathe more lies than this one,” said the 45-page court document, which was shared online.
Sweden has not needed face masks yet, a top health official said on Thursday, as deaths from the pandemic climbed above 7,000 and a day after the World Health Organization (WHO) expanded recommendations for when masks should be used. The WHO said on Wednesday that, where the epidemic was spreading, people - including children and students aged 12 or over - should always wear masks in shops, workplaces and schools that lack adequate ventilation, and when receiving visitors at home in poorly ventilated rooms.
Ivanka Trump has responded to news that she had been deposed Tuesday in connection to a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump's inauguration committee of misusing its funds. The suit, filed by the Washington, DC, attorney general in January, said Ivanka Trump knew the committee had paid more than twice the market rate to book event space at a Trump-owned hotel. On Thursday, Ivanka Trump tweeted that the lawsuit was "another politically motivated demonstration of vindictiveness & waste of taxpayer dollars."
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Thursday indefinitely postponed the execution of death row inmate Byron Black. In a brief order issued on Thursday, the court wrote that Black's execution is stayed pending a further order by the court “because of the multiple issues caused by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Black was convicted by a Nashville court of murdering his girlfriend Angela Clay and her daughters Latoya, 9, and Lakesha, 6, at their home in 1988.
I'd never had a homemade mug of hot chocolate - or hot cocoa, if it's made from a powder - so I decided to try five recipes from celebrity chefs Ina Garten, Jacques Torres, Sandra Lee, Alton Brown, and Carla Hall to see which ones I'll be following all season long. Read on to find out how each cup stacked up. Garten's hot-chocolate recipe includes espresso powder and a cinnamon stick for garnish The "Barefoot Contessa" host's hot-chocolate recipe is great for a crowd - although I cut the recipe in half, it still made two to three servings.
A 5000-year-old whale skeleton Courtesy: Mineral Resources Department is being excavated in Thailand Location: Samut Sakhon (SOUNDBITE) (Thai) GEOLOGIST FROM FOSSIL PROTECTION DIVISION OF MINERAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, PANNIPA SAETIEN, SAYING: "This whale skeleton is currently thought to be the only one in Asia. It's very rare for us to find such a discovery in near perfect condition. Yesterday we found the right shoulder and fin, which added to what we already have.
Having signed up Floridians navigating the confusing terrain of the federal health insurance marketplace for the last several years, Jodi Ray of the University of South Florida is used to being busy this time of year. Since 2018, Ray and her team of navigators have operated with about one fifth of the funding they had when Obamacare was first rolled out almost a decade ago, using it to steer people to the right insurance plans during open enrollment, which started on November 1 and runs until December 15. “Unless you're an A-List person, it's very difficult to survive in those states on unemployment,” said Ray, who has helped her fair share of out-of-work performers in a year she said is the busiest she can recall.
The president on Friday blamed the “Democrat stronghold” US Postal Service for his election loss, even though he appointed a GOP mega-donor to lead it and spent months undermining the agency ahead of the election. Whistleblowers reveal that the USPS is responsible for tampering with hundreds of thousands of ballots,” Mr Trump tweeted on Friday morning, referencing a report to that effect from the far-right One America News Network. This long time Democrat stronghold got rid of massive numbers, especially in swing states, during and before delivery of the ballots.
“This metastasizing debt crisis has had tremendous social costs. An entire generation has been set back.”
“It is not the government’s job to step in and rescue those who took on more debt than their future incomes would support.”
“Many student-borrowers need relief, but well-off borrowers who are thriving — thanks to their college degrees — do not.”
“It will stimulate the lagging economy. And though not everyone will directly benefit, the country as a whole will improve.”
“Canceling student debt would cost billions of dollars each year and would exacerbate, not lessen, economic inequalities.”