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EU Looks Forward To Post-Trump Alliances With US

Reuters reports: European Union members debated on Monday how best to “renew and reinvigorate” transatlantic relations after the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump, according to an internal document seen by Reuters. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries considered five broad policy areas on which they see greater opportunities for cooperation when Joe Biden takes over as president after four …

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Gallup Favorability Ratings: Biden Up, Trump Down

Gallup reports: President-elect Joe Biden’s favorability rating has risen six percentage points to 55% since the election compared with his final pre-election reading. At the same time, President Donald Trump’s favorability has edged down three points to 42%. Biden’s current rating is the highest it has been since February 2019, two months before he declared his candidacy for president, when …

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Analysis: Trump’s Final Rallies Didn’t Help Local Result

NBC News reports: As the 2020 campaign wound down, President Donald Trump held rallies across the country to fire up his supporters and get them out to vote. Many saw the rallies as a sign of big enthusiasm for Trump, but the data suggest the visits did not produce the desired impact for the president. Comparing Trump campaign stops over …

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Trump’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: I Encourage All Americans To Gather In Homes And Places Of Worship

Issued last night by the White House: This Thanksgiving, we reaffirm our everlasting gratitude for all that we enjoy, and we commemorate the legacy of generosity bestowed upon us by our forbearers. Although challenges remain, we will never yield in our quest to live up to the promise of our heritage. As we gather with our loved ones, we resolve …

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Axios: Israel Prepping For Possible US Strike On Iran

Axios reports: The Israel Defense Forces have in recent weeks been instructed to prepare for the possibility that the U.S. will conduct a military strike against Iran before President Trump leaves office, senior Israeli officials tell me. The Israeli government instructed the IDF to undertake the preparations not because of any intelligence or assessment that Trump will order such a …

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Joe Biden On Investigating Trump: I Won’t Do What He Does And “Use The Justice Department As My Vehicle”

“I will not do what this president does and use the Justice Department as my vehicle to insist that something happen. There are a number of investigations that I’ve read about that are at a state level. There’s nothing at all I can or cannot do about that. What I’m focused on is getting the American public back at a …

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McConnell Pushed For Barrett On Night RBG Died

The Hill reports: Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said in a new documentary that the Republican leader urged President Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on the night Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. Holmes, who previously served as chief of staff to McConnell from 2010 to 2013, made …

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Paul Ryan: Trump Must Accept “The Election Is Over”

“So, the election is over. The outcome is certain, and I really think the orderly transfer of power — that is one of the most uniquely fundamental American components of our political system. “And I think it’s really important that we respect that, we respect the will of the people, and if we don’t, we end up doing damage to …

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Pope Francis Appears To Liken Trump Rallies To Hitler

“Today, listening to some of the populist leaders we now have, I am reminded of the 1930s, when some democracies collapsed into dictatorships seemingly overnight. We see it happening again now in rallies where populist leaders excite and harangue crowds, channeling their resentments and hatreds against imagined enemies to distract from the real problems.” – Pope Francis, in his new …

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Bernstein Names 21 GOP Senators Who Trashed Trump

Yahoo News reports: Political reporters in Washington, D.C., have been saying a lot of Republicans in Congress privately despise President Trump, but few have publicly criticized him — and likewise, few have publicly acknowledged his defeat to President-elect Joe Biden. Carl Bernstein, one half of the journalistic duo that uncovered President Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, named 21 names on Sunday …

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Trump Falls For Fake News Item About His Own Sister

The New York Times reports: On Friday morning, President Trump shared a seemingly innocuous article on Twitter. The piece said that his sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau, had publicly voiced her support for her brother amid his baseless claims that he won the 2020 election. “Thank you Elizabeth,” Mr. Trump wrote to his sister, who has long avoided the spotlight. “LOVE!” …

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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger: A Lot Of Republicans Are Waiting For Trump To “Come To Terms” With Losing

“I think it’s just a matter of a lot of people waiting out until, you know, the President comes to terms with this. “Look, we all believe that every vote should count and we all believe that in this election, every lawsuit that’s legitimate could be, you know, gone through. “But we have a tradition in this country of looking …

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Michelle: Trump’s Racist Lies Put My Family In Danger

USA Today reports: In a lengthy Instagram post, Michelle Obama, 56, recalled husband and former President Barack Obama’s transition after Trump won the 2016 election, during which the couple worked to help prepare the Trump administration for the tasks ahead, just as “George and Laura Bush had done for us.” They offered meetings and “detailed memos” to Donald and Melania …

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Trumps To Skip Thanksgiving Trip to Mar-A-Lago

The Hill reports: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not travel to Florida to spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago this year, marking a break with tradition for the first family as the president refuses to accept defeat in the 2020 election. Stephanie Grisham, the chief of staff for the first lady, tweeted that Melania Trump and the president will …

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Trump’s Attacks On Voting By Mail Cost Him Georgia

Bloomberg News reports: The Republican secretary of state in Georgia said he believes that President Donald Trump cost himself votes with his campaign to undermine mail-in voting. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Trump’s frequent and unsubstantiated accusations of mail-in voting fraud likely contributed to 24,500 people who voted in the state’s Republican primary not voting in the Nov. 3 …

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Acting Defense Secretary Announces Troop Reductions In Iraq And Afghanistan, Move Opposed By McConnell

CNBC reports: Acting Pentagon chief Christopher Miller said Tuesday that the United States will reduce its military presence in Afghanistan to 2,500 troops and 2,500 troops in Iraq by Jan. 15. The United States has approximately 4,500 troops currently in Afghanistan and more than 3,000 in Iraq. Last week, Miller ascended to the Pentagon’s acting Secretary of Defense role after …

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Randy Rainbow: “Don’t Tell Donald He’s Not Reelected”

Randy Rainbow is back today to celebrate Joe Biden’s win with a parody of Getting Married Today from Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical Company. The famously rapid-fire original is considered one of Broadway’s classic “patter songs.” From Wikipedia: “With 68 words sung in a total of 11 seconds, Getting Married Today was notable for being the most difficult musical song with …

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NYT: Trump Wanted Strike On Iran Nuke Site Last Week

The New York Times reports: President Trump asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks. The meeting occurred a day after international inspectors reported a significant increase in the country’s stockpile of nuclear material, four current and former U.S. officials said on …

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Trump To Order Troop Withdrawals In Iraq, Afghanistan

CNN reports: US military commanders are anticipating that a formal order will be given by President Donald Trump as soon as this week to begin a further withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq before Trump leaves office on January 20, according to two US officials familiar. The Pentagon has issued a notice to commanders known as a “warning …

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Cuomo Threatens To Sue Trump Over Vax Distribution

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday fired the latest salvo in his and President Trump’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine war — threatening to sue the Republican administration if it moves ahead with its COVID-19 vaccine-distribution plan. The governor has blasted Trump’s distribution plan as discriminatory and said he is enlisting his own panel of experts to …

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