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 group of Pennsylvania Republicans filed a lawsuit over the weekend to block certification of the state's election results in an eleventh-hour attempt to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the key battleground state. The emergency petition, filed in state court, takes issue with a voting reform bill that passed Pennsylvania's Republican-held legislature in October last year. The lawsuit claims that the law's allowance of no excuse mail-in voting is “unconstitutional” and seeks to block Pennsylvania counties from certifying their vote results ahead of the deadline on Monday to do so and invalidate millions of mail-in ballots cast in the 2020 election.
A mysterious monolith has been discovered in a remote part of Utah, after being spotted by state employees counting sheep from a helicopter. The helicopter pilot, Bret Hutchings, told local news channel KSLTV: “That's been about the strangest thing that I've come across out there in all my years of flying.” Hutchings was flying for the Utah department of public safety, which was helping wildlife resource officers count bighorn sheep in the south of the state.
Boebert asked Capitol Police officials about carrying her weapon when she and other House freshmen taking office in January were in town recently for orientation programs, according to two congressional officials. Both people — a Democrat and a Republican — spoke on condition of anonymity to describe her request. Aides to Boebert, who Trump endorsed as “a fighter" who will “never bow down to the establishment in Congress," did not make her available for an interview.
A young protest leader known for his energy and optimism amid Louisville's movement for racial justice became a new symbol of gun violence when he was shot and killed early Monday. Hamza "Travis" Nagdy, 21, has been identified as the victim of a shooting just before 12:30 a.m. EST on Crittenden Drive in Louisville, according to social media posts by several family members, including his mother and stepmother. LMPD's homicide unit is investigating, and no suspects have been identified.
Senator Rob Portman said Monday that he sees no evidence of voter fraud sufficient to overturn Joe Biden's presidential victory and called on the Trump administration to begin cooperating with the former vice president's transition team. “I have supported the Trump campaign's right to count every lawful vote, request state recounts and pursue lawsuits regarding election fraud or other irregularities,” Portman wrote in an op-ed published Monday in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
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.
Two years ago this week, President Trump conducted the annual White House turkey pardon, which let the American people vote online to decide the fate of birds Peas and Carrots. The president, lest he pass up an opportunity to roast, jokingly mocked the losing turkey, Carrots. "Unfortunately, Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount," Trump said in 2018.
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.
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.
A key federal agency that must sign off on the presidential transition following the U.S. election on Monday said it had still not approved hand-off activities to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden but would brief Congress next week. A U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) spokeswoman said Deputy Administrator Allison Brigati would speak with the Democratic chairmen and ranking Republican lawmakers on four U.S. House of Representative committees on Nov. 30, following a House Democrats' request. The agency will also hold an briefing for congressional staff on three U.S. Senate panels that U.S. House staff members can also attend, the spokeswoman said.
A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday (November 22). Neither Taiwan nor the United States has officially confirmed the trip. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China "resolutely opposes" any form of exchanges between U.S. and Taiwanese officials or the two having military relations.
Melania Trump was all smiles as she welcomed her family's final Christmas tree to the White House. The maskless first lady appeared in the festive spirit despite being caught on tape earlier this year complaining “who gives a f*** about Christmas stuff. Decorating the historic mansion will be her final major job as first lady before Dr Jill Biden takes over the role in January.
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.
Guido Vanham is a virologist, a microbiologist who studies the rapid spreading of viruses, who's been sending letters to his three children throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The text of his most recent letter is printed below with permission from his son, Peter Vanham. In it, Guido Vanham writes that he's optimistic about the latest major vaccine trial updates but warns that if history and previous viruses are any guide, the toughest time, winter, is still ahead of us.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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."
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.
The U.S. pulled out of the Paris climate accord, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, the World Health Organization, and the U.N. human rights commission, and it unilaterally withdrew from the multiparty Iran nuclear deal and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia. After four years of being berated by Trump, European allies no longer feel they can depend on the U.S. or its commitment to NATO — although they have, at Trump's insistence, begun to spend more on defense. The U.S.-China relationship is at its most tense in decades.
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.
LAS VEGAS – The surge of COVID-19 in Nevada is now at "wildfire levels," and new statewide restrictions that start Tuesday will impact travelers visiting this gambling and entertainment destination. "We are on a rapid trajectory that threatens to overwhelm our health care system, our frontline health workers, and your access to care," Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Sunday. "So it's time to act."
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.
“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.”