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Politics 2020-12-01T13:37:54Z
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The rise and fall of White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who had Trump's ear and fought with experts like Fauci

Atlas, a healthcare policy expert, resigned on Monday after less than four months advising President Donald Trump on the coronavirus pandemic.
Premium Politics 2020-12-01T13:30:00Z
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How Joe Biden's housing policy threatens real-estate investing

President-elect Joe Biden has plans to prioritize affordable housing and ditch the 1031 transfer, a tax strategy popular among real-estate investors.
Opinion 2020-12-01T13:26:00Z
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Gun violence has become a disturbing public health crisis. The Biden administration must step in and immediately do something about it.

Shootings and gun violence have soared this year. Joe Biden's administration represents a chance to finally enact some change on this crisis.
Politics 2020-12-01T12:52:07Z

Leaked documents reveal China severely underreported coronavirus cases as the pandemic spread

Documents leaked to CNN show that the real tally of coronavirus cases was significantly higher than public figures suggested.

Trump keeps retweeting the anonymous account 'Catturd2' which backs his baseless election-fraud claims. The handle is now trending.

President Trump, who baselessly disputes the outcome of the 2020 election, retweeted "@catturd2" in support of his claims.

Trump has raised at least $150 million to cover his bogus election challenges — but most of that money will go to financing Trump's future

Some 75% of small-dollar donations are actually going into a new committee to fund the president's post-White House future.

Trump lawyer Joe diGenova says election security chief fired by the president should be 'taken out at dawn and shot'

Chris Krebs has become a target for the Trump campaign after saying that the November 3 election was "the most secure in American history."
Politics 2020-12-01T11:46:39Z

Mitch McConnell acknowledged pressure to deliver more COVID-19 stimulus, and said he thinks Congress can do it this month

Democrats and Republicans have been at an impasse for months, unable to progress despite the mounting damage to businesses and people around the US.

Arizona's Republican governor dunked on Trump after the president criticized him for certifying that the state voted for Biden

Gov. Doug Ducey has responded after the president dialed into his state's election hearings to allege "corruption," then went on a Twitter rampage.
Politics 2020-12-01T11:07:24Z

Neera Tanden, Biden's nominee for a top economic role, is purging her Twitter feed of unkind comments about GOP senators whose votes she may need to secure the role

President-elect Joe Biden nominated Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget on Monday. The role requires Senate confirmation next year.
Politics 2020-12-01T07:40:39Z

Russian state TV broadcaster features racist segment of an actress in blackface doing a portrayal of Obama

Kremlin-linked news outlet NTV broadcasted one of its satirical shows featuring a Russian actress in blackface.
Politics 2020-12-01T07:08:45Z

Fox News host Sean Hannity suggests Trump should pardon himself and his family

On two separate occasions Monday, Sean Hannity called for Trump to pardon himself and his family on his way out.
Tech 2020-12-01T06:41:03Z

Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple reportedly lobbied to weaken a bill aimed at preventing them from manufacturing products in China using forced Uighur labor

The bipartisan-supported proposed bill would ban US companies from importing goods made in Xinjiang unless they can prove forced labor wasn't used.
Politics 2020-12-01T03:24:12Z

Gov. Gavin Newsom considers new stay-at-真人百家家乐网站home orders in California as COVID-19 hospitalizations spike

About 75% of California's 7,733 intensive-care-unit beds are occupied, and Newsom has suggested hospitals could pass 100% of capacity in December.
Election 2020 2020-12-01T02:02:33Z

Democrats projected to retain their House majority but lose key seats to Republicans

The Democrats have been unsuccessful in their goals to protect some of their most vulnerable representatives and to expand their control of the House.
Politics 2020-12-01T02:00:46Z

Biden urged to pick California attorney who fought sweatshop slavery as new head of Labor Department

California's Secretary of Labor deserves a promotion for protecting workers' rights during the pandemic, advocates tell President-elect Joe Biden.
Politics 2020-12-01T00:51:29Z

Controversial Trump advisor Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force

Atlas joined the task force in August as a special government employee, meaning his role was temporary and would not exceed 130 days.
Science 2020-12-01T00:28:56Z

Liverpool is attempting mass COVID-19 testing during the UK's lockdown — but the reaction to the program is mixed

Politicians and health experts are not unified over Liverpool's mass testing program. The lockdown could be misrepresenting its success.

Trump has been distorting the military's role in work on a coronavirus vaccine from the very start

The military has contributed mightily to the project, but it won't produce, store, distribute, or administer the vaccines.
Politics 2020-11-30T22:40:03Z

An Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated to make it harder for Biden to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to top experts

Trump in May 2018 controversially withdrew the US from the JCPOA, which was designed to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.
Politics 2020-11-30T22:00:45Z

Biden's decision to pick Neera Tanden for a top economic role exposes an ongoing rift with Bernie Sanders-allied progressives

"There are very few people who have been as aggressively critical of the progressive left," a former colleague of Tanden's said.

All major battleground states in the 2020 election officially certify their results, cementing Biden's victory in the presidential race

Certifications have affirmed Biden's victory after four weeks of lawsuits, recounts, and baseless claims of fraud from Trump and his allies.
Politics 2020-11-30T21:34:47Z

Arizona certifies Biden's win as Trump's legal team holds an event in the state over the president's baseless claims of voter fraud

The election was secure "despite numerous unfounded claims to the contrary," Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said on Monday.
Military & Defense 2020-11-30T21:16:37Z

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have already received an unapproved coronavirus vaccine

Japanese intelligence officials told a US expert that Kim Jong Un received a trial COVID-19 vaccine from China within the last few weeks.

Trump and his allies have won zero out at least 26 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

Republicans have filed more than two dozen lawsuits since the election challenging the results. They've won zero.
Politics 2020-11-30T20:15:33Z

Glittering photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years

The White House halls have been decked for the holidays every December since John and Abigail Adams held the first Christmas party in 1800.
Military & Defense 2020-11-30T20:04:58Z

Former top admiral alarmed by Pentagon purge says Trump still has time to do something 'really destructive'

"There are some real Trump loyalists there now in charge," former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday.
Politics 2020-11-30T19:08:25Z

White House senior advisor Stephen Miller and his wife, Katie, who works as Pence's communications director, announce the birth of their first child with photos

Katie Miller once said DHS sent her "to the border to see the separations for myself — to try to make me more compassionate — but it didn't work."
Military & Defense 2020-11-30T18:37:51Z

'I don't see any way around it': Former Navy SEAL McRaven says retaliation for assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist all but certain

"The Iranians are going to be in a position where they have to retaliate. I don't see any way around it," retired Adm. William McRaven said.
Premium Politics 2020-11-30T17:47:58Z

Meet 24 women in prime positions to sway the Biden White House

Joe Biden promised to make history by appointing women to jobs that have mostly gone to men. He's already picked some women for key positions, and will be naming more in coming weeks.

Georgia secretary of state calls out 'dishonest actors' for 'exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters' and 'misleading the president as well'

"Frankly, they are misleading the president as well, apparently," Republican secretary of state Brad Raffensperger said on Monday.
Economy 2020-11-30T16:47:46Z

Here’s how the US economy could transform under Biden after his appointment of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary — starting with sizable stimulus

The former Federal Reserve chair is set to be the first person to lead the Treasury, Fed, and White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Politics 2020-11-30T16:28:20Z

Top economists and 2 former 2020 presidential candidates are backing a 'vaccine stimulus' that would pay people at least $1,000 to get COVID-19 shots

Andrew Yang is among the unlikely arrangement of figures backing the idea, which includes some top Democratic and Republican economists.
Premium Politics 2020-11-30T16:03:41Z

Big companies including Ford, UPS, Aflac, and BofA are lining up to bankroll Biden's inauguration — and the president-elect now says he'll take their money

Joe Biden's presidential inauguration could give corporations with business before the government opportunities to make friends in the new administration.
Politics 2020-11-30T16:01:29Z

Why Neera Tanden, Biden's new pick for a top economic role, has been called a terrible leader and 'impossible to trust' by some of her former colleagues

Neera Tanden, nominated for a top economic job in the Biden administration, reportedly outed a victim of sexual harassment at a work meeting in 2018.
Politics 2020-11-30T15:51:07Z

Joe Biden may spark his first Senate confirmation fight after controversial pick for a top economic job

Neera Tanden was a key Clinton ally during her 2016 presidential run and sparred with Republicans during the Trump presidency.
Politics 2020-11-30T15:44:39Z

Andrew Yang reportedly named in a New York City mayoral poll, fueling speculation he may run on a 3rd-party line in 2021

While speculation on Andrew Yang running for mayor of the Big Apple isn't new, the poll is one of the first concrete indicators he may do it.

How to vote in Georgia's US Senate runoff elections in January

Georgia voters will determine which party controls the US Senate with two runoffs. Both are crucial races that will shape the Biden presidency.

A pro-Trump nonprofit hit back at the venture-capitalist donor who gave $2.5 million to uncover election fraud then demanded it back

Fred Eshelman filed a lawsuit against True the Vote, claiming it failed to find evidence of voter fraud in the presidential election as promised.

Concede or fight? Where Trump's lawyers, family members, and GOP lawmakers stand on the president's decision to refuse to concede to Biden

From Melania Trump to his most loyal news outlets, some of Trump's staunchest allies are advising him to concede. Others are telling him to fight.

Trump lost support in most of the places where he held his final campaign rallies

In 25 of the counties Trump visited, he achieved a smaller margin of victory than in 2016 or lost the county altogether.

Fox News host Eric Shawn debunked the false voter-fraud claims Trump made on the network hours earlier

Shawn said experts called President Donald Trump's election-fraud comments "unsupported falsehoods that are not backed up by any facts."
Politics 2020-11-30T12:24:59Z

A group of incoming GOP House members, calling themselves the 'Freedom Force,' are trying to counter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Squad'

The GOP is attempting to recreate the buzz that grew around progressive members of Congress like Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.
Politics 2020-11-30T12:02:45Z

Congress is briefly reconvening under pressure from Trump and Biden to pass a COVID-19 stimulus bill after months of gridlock

Congress has spent months arguing over the details of a follow-up stimulus package, to the immense frustration of many.

Former top US cybersecurity official ousted by Trump said there was 'no manipulation of the vote on the machine-count side'

"The proof is in the ballots," Chris Krebs said. "If there was an algorithm that was flipping votes or changing votes, it didn't work."
Premium Politics 2020-11-30T02:14:44Z

Trump waged a 4-year war with the media. Now Biden has hit the reset button with a historic all-female White House communications team.

White House briefing room veterans say they're hoping for a monumental reset when President-elect Joe Biden's new communications team arrives in January.
Politics 2020-11-30T01:37:56Z

President-elect Joe Biden fractured his foot while playing with his dog Major

Biden's doctor said in a statement that the president-elect had hairline fractures and will likely need a walking boot for several weeks.
Politics 2020-11-30T00:52:29Z

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman calls Trump's election lawsuits 'mandatorily aired absurdities' and calls out Twitter over its handling of the president's misinformation

Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor spoke to Business Insider about Twitter, allegations of voter fraud, and his plans for the future.
Politics 2020-11-29T23:26:11Z

President-elect Joe Biden hires all-female communications staff

The Biden-Harris administration appointed the country's first all-female communications team to relay messages from the White House.
Politics 2020-11-29T21:46:04Z

Fauci said ities should 'close the bars and keep the schools open' to cut down on coronavirus infection spread

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said schools haven't been the major driver of community spread of the coronavirus.
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