Even as prominent Republicans begin to grudgingly acknowledge Joe Biden will be the next president, a noisy grassroots movement is edging closer to advocating a coup d’état.'We’re going to fight like Flynn' »
Tuesday, almost five months after the woman first told police about the alleged rapes, Juan Ivan Granda, 57, was taken into custody by Hialeah police and charged with five counts of sexual battery on an incapacitated victim and false imprisonment. Granda, the police report said lived at his former mother-in-law's home despite being separated from his wife. The police report said when the woman first told her daughter, she had a hard time believing the story.
During his time as deputy secretary of state at the end of the Obama administration, Antony Blinken became known as the values guy – constantly underscoring in staff meetings, Washington speeches, and while traveling abroad how American values of democracy and human rights are at the core of U.S. foreign policy and global leadership. “We are not the leader of first choice because we're always right, or because we're universally liked, or because we can dictate outcomes,” Mr. Blinken said in a June 2015 speech at the Center for a New American Security in Washington.
Pakistan's top court on Tuesday resumed the hearing of an appeal from the family of American journalist Daniel Pearl against the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani man convicted over the 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The key suspect in Pearl's slaying, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, was sentenced to death and three others were sentenced to life in prison for their role in the plot. But a lower Pakistani court in April acquitted him and three others, a move that stunned the U.S. government, Pearl's family and journalism advocacy groups.
Moncef Slaoui, the top scientist advising the US government's Operation Warp Speed, predicted that more than 100 million Americans would be vaccinated against COVID-19 within the next 100 days. Slaoui said 20 million Americans should be immunized in December, then 30 million more in January and 50 million in February. By the end of February, "we will have potentially immunized 100 million people, which is really more or less the size of the significant at-risk population: the elderly, the healthcare workers, the first-line workers, people with comorbidities," Slaoui said.
Sidney Powell, a former lawyer for the Trump campaign who has since been disavowed, and high-profile lawyer Lin Wood, along with a bunch of other people falsely alleging the whole 2020 election was rigged, gathered Wednesday in Georgia for a so-called "Stop the Steal" rally. There, they brought up some old favorite Trump rally chants and election conspiracy theories, though with a decidedly non-GOP-approved twist. With Trump campaign flags flying, the scantily masked crowd was reminiscent of a rally for the outgoing president.
A man is facing charges including murder and attempted murder, after Broward Sheriff's Office detectives say he broke into a home on Thanksgiving Day, choked and battered one victim and killed another. Roberto De Lira, 45, of Deerfield Beach, is being held in Broward's Main Jail with no bond. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, De Lira knew the victims, but the department did not elaborate on his relationship to them.
Journalists from around the world who had gathered in Philadelphia, most of whom had spent the last four days transfixed by moving maps on CNN, were eager for stimulation, and perhaps as a side note to see evidence of massive election fraud the president and his lawyers had alleged. I sprang into action immediately, gathered my things, and was heading out of the door towards the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Philadelphia when the next tweet came. Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping — 11:30am!
Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia has at times made at least 20 stock transactions in just one day, according to a New York Times analysis on Wednesday. Perdue made a total of 2,596 trades during his first term in office, the report revealed. The senator has faced public scrutiny and been under federal investigation for potential conflicts of interest while stock trading as a member of Congress.
Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley, speaking during a Brookings Institution event Wednesday, said that, after nearly 20 years in Afghanistan the U.S. has "achieved a modicum of success" with its military operations in the country. That's true, he argued, despite a current "state of strategic stalemate" and the inability to defeat the Taliban militarily. The comments, which come as the military looks to execute President Trump's partial troop withdrawal order, sparked a backlash, with critics suggesting — some more explicitly — that a "modicum" is a fairly paltry amount of success to earn for such a high cost Others added that Milley's analysis of the situation, even if it's interpreted as d...
An Egyptian model was arrested on Monday over a photo session in Saqqara, a prominent archaeological site in the city of Giza. The outfit was deemed "inappropriate" by officials at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, referred the incident to public prosecutors for investigation, the ministry confirmed in a statement.
The panel on Fox News' "The Five" got heated Wednesday evening when co-host Juan Williams went off on his colleagues who were entertaining President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated voter fraud claims. "Let me ask you something: Do you think the news division of Fox News isn't interested in every one of these [voter fraud allegations]?" Williams said before significant crosstalk ensued. Fox News has been in a bind of its own making now that Trump has turned on the network, with Williams' mini rant marking another instance of tensions among on-air talent.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, and LA County Board of Supervisors member Sheila Kuehl attended parties or ate at restaurants in the last month. Newsom, Liccardo, and Kuehl have apologized for skirting the rules. California officials urged residents to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, all while attending parties and going to restaurants themselves, according to reports.
Adam Laxalt, the co-chair of the Trump campaign in Nevada, is fighting ferociously against his state's decision to reward its six electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden, alleging widespread voter fraud and hyping litigation to overturn Biden's victory. But a nonprofit ethics and transparency group affiliated with Laxalt, Nevada's former attorney general, has already conceded Biden's victory and is looking ahead to the new administration. It's become clear that we're going to be having a Biden team and a Biden administration in 2021,” said Caitlin Sutherland, the executive director of Americans for Public Trust, in an interview on Tuesday.
Thailand's highest court is set to rule Wednesday on whether Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has breached ethics clauses in the country's constitution and should be ousted from his position. The Constitutional Court will rule on a complaint brought by the Pheu Thai Party, the largest opposition grouping in Parliament, that Prayuth has broken the law by continuing to live in his military residence after he retired as army commander in September 2014. The ruling comes as Prayuth has been dealing with another major headache, a persistent student-led pro-democracy movement that has been holding frequent well-attended rallies demanding that he and his government step down, charging that they came to power illegitimately.
China has provided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family with an experimental coronavirus vaccine, a U.S. analyst said on Tuesday (1 December). Citing two unidentified Japanese intelligence sources, Harry Kazianis, a North Korea expert at the U.S. think tank Center for the National Interest, said the Kims and several senior North Korean officials had been vaccinated within the last 2-3 weeks. He added that it was unclear which company had supplied its drug candidate to the Kims and whether it had proven to be safe.
Parents of twenty Spanish children have taken legal action after hair sprouted all over the youngsters' bodies after they were mistakenly given hair restorer for stomach ailments. Photographs showed the hair-covered skin of the children who live in the city of Torrelavega in Cantabria northern Spain. Local officials admitted that a group were mistakenly given minoxidil, a medication commonly used for hair growth, instead of omeprazole, a drug used to treat gastric reflux.
Several Republican lawmakers are showing enthusiasm for a potential 2024 run from President Trump, Politico reports. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) went so far as to say he would support Trump's candidacy if he chooses to run, while Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said he "should run and would have the support" of the Republican Party. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), both of whom have had their names floated as potential presidential candidates, also indicated to Politico that they'd back Trump's effort to return to the White House, as did Sens.
All day, Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe has been hyping the huge revelations the group would be releasing from their latest stunt. In a dramatic video posted Tuesday morning, the conservative activist could be seen unmuting himself and informing CNN chief Jeff Zucker, “We've been listening to your CNN calls for basically two months and recording everything. Just wanted to ask you some questions, if you have a minute.
In November 2019, on the campaign trail in South Carolina, then-candidate Joe Biden was asked a question by immigrant rights activist Carlos Rojas Rodriguez and an immigrant community member. A tense back-and-forth ensued, with Rodriguez and Silvia criticizing the Obama administration's record on deportations and calling for a moratorium on deportations if Biden was elected. Biden disagreed and told Rodriguez, "You should go vote for Trump."
The husband of Alexis Sharkey, the Instagram influencer who was found dead Saturday, has revealed he has been receiving death threats since the news of his wife's passing. Alexis, 26, who was living in Houston, Texas, with her husband Tom Sharkey, went missing Friday evening. Her body was discovered on the side of a Houston road a day later, with her mother, Stacy Robinault, confirming her death in a statement shared to Facebook Sunday evening.
Outgoing North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker on Tuesday announced his bid to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr in 2022, a path the Republican indicated a year ago he'd pursue after his House district shifted to the left during an unscheduled redistricting. The quick entry of Walker, mere days after almost all North Carolina 2020 election results were finalized, may signal an attempt to make other big-name conservatives think hard before entering the race. Those include Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law and a North Carolina native.
The senior Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer approached Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night with a secretive proposal for federal coronavirus relief, The Washington Post reported. Lawmakers on Tuesday separately unveiled a bipartisan $908 billion proposal, which increased the amount Republicans were willing to spend but remained far from Democrats' goal. There are no details on the specifics of Pelosi and Schumer's proposal, which Schumer has described as "private."
Moncef Slaoui, a former GlaxoSmithKline executive overseeing the vaccine portion of the U.S. program, said he hopes 20 million people will have been vaccinated by the end of this year. "Within 24 hours, maybe at most 36 to 48 hours, from the approval, the vaccine can be in people's arms," Slaoui said at an event conducted by The Washington Post. Slaoui said practice shipping runs - without vaccines - have been conducted to prepare for initial distribution expected to begin in mid-December once Pfizer Inc receives an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its vaccine.
Ron Klain has checked all the boxes of a classic Washington striver: Georgetown, Harvard Law, Supreme Court clerk and Capitol Hill staffer, White House adviser and, along the way, of course, lobbyist and lawyer. Now Klain is preparing to serve as President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff, a job often referred to as the nation's chief operating officer. The 59-year-old father of three has a reputation among Democrats and, strikingly, even some Republicans for competence — a notable attribute after an administration that rewarded and dismissed people based on their loyalty to President Donald Trump.
“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.”