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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: The Broadway casts of The Lion King and Aladdin as well as the North American touring company of Frozen will join forces for the upcoming ABC special The Disney Holiday Singalong. The Disney cast members will reunite at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre (home of Disney’s Aladdin), which has remained dark since the coronavirus shutdown, to sing the Frozen …

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Federal Court Rules Acting DHS Head Was Unlawfully Appointed, Invalidates His Action On DACA Protections

NBC News reports: A federal judge in New York City on Saturday said Chad Wolf has not been acting lawfully as the chief of Homeland Security and that, as such, his suspension of protections for a class of migrants brought to the United States illegally as children is invalid. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the Trump administration …

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Trump Rages About Ballots Audit Underway In Georgia

Newsweek reports: President Trump on Saturday railed against the recount process in Georgia, calling it a “waste of time” on Twitter, claiming that officials won’t let his campaign’s election observers into counting rooms. Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) announced the recount of the state’s nearly 5 million votes on Wednesday. President-elect Joe Biden maintains a slim lead of …

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Sen. Rick Scott In Quarantine After COVID Exposure

West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports: U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-Florida) says he will quarantine as a precaution. Florida’s junior senator in Washington wrote on Twitter after arriving in Florida Friday night he came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Scott said he had a coronavirus test which came back negative. He’s also showing no symptoms …

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Meet The Man Behind Trump’s Latest Loyalty Purges

The Washington Post reports: Over the past week, President Trump has axed his defense secretary and other top Pentagon aides, his second-in-command at the U.S. Agency for International Development, two top Homeland Security officials, a senior climate scientist and the leader of the agency that safeguards nuclear weapons. Engineering much of the post-election purge is Johnny McEntee, a former college …

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Politico: MAGA Echo Chamber Is Cannibalizing Itself

Politico reports: The race is on to determine which outlet — cable, radio, internet or otherwise — will embrace Trumpism the tightest. And the competition is driving the far-right MAGA echo chamber to cannibalize itself. MAGA nation may be turning its back on Fox News — but it doesn’t know where to go. Parler, the “free speech”-friendly version of Twitter, …

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QAnon/GOP Rep-Elect Claims “Tyrannical Dems” Have Closed DC Businesses, Gets Shot Down By Other Reps

The Hill reports: Incoming GOP Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) shared a video of herself working out in her hotel room, citing ‘Democrat tyrannical control’ in Washington, D.C. Greene shared the video on Twitter, and claimed that gyms and small businesses were closed in D.C. Her claim was quickly debunked by journalists and others. On Friday, Greene tweeted that wearing …

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States Rush To Buy Specialty Freezers For COVID Vax

Reuters reports: U.S. states, cities, and hospitals are scrambling to buy ultra-cold freezers that can safely store Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, ignoring advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to hold off. The push reveals a lack of infrastructure to support a super cold vaccine campaign, including equipment to store millions of doses of Pfizer’s vaccine at …

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Minnesota GOP Hid COVID Outbreak From Democrats

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: A day after it was revealed that GOP state Sen. Dave Senjem [photo] tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Nov. 5 party caucus, news broke that Republican senators and staffers were informed in a Tuesday memo that “a number of [GOP Senate] members and staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19.” DFLers were not informed …

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