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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Patient viewers of Netflix’s royal drama “The Crown” are in for a serious pay-off with season 4, which introduces Princess Diana for the first time and delights in the painful tension between the Queen and then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. “Up until [this] point, we had been in deep history. But I do think this is the first of …

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Georgia Counties Begin Auditing Ballots [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The arduous slog of recounting nearly 5 million Georgia ballots by hand got off to a smooth and rather mundane start Friday, as auditors began the process of checking basic math, and some voters’ intentions, in a race in which President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. leads President Trump by more than 14,000 votes. It continued …

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US Reports Staggering 177,000 COVID Cases For Day

The Washington Post reports: The United States recorded more than 177,000 new coronavirus patients on Friday, a record high for the third straight day as the number of confirmed cases continues a steady climb. At least 25 states and D.C. on Friday reported that their seven-day average of new cases was up 30 percent from the previous day. Every state …

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Texas AG Sued By Whistleblowers For Firing Them

The Texas Tribune reports: At 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, David Maxwell and Mark Penley, then two top aides to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, reported separately to the agency’s offices, where, they claim, they were subjected to hours of “irregularities, harassment and retaliation.” Then, they say, when pressured to resign, they refused. Eight hours later, they were fired. …

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McSally Concedes 10 Days After Fox Called Her Race

The Arizona Republic reports: Sen. Martha McSally, whose race against Democratic challenger Mark Kelly was decided more than a week ago, has conceded, days after it became clear that it was mathematically impossible for her to catch up. Her concession marked the end of a fierce, year-and-a-half-long race to fill the remainder of the term won by the late Sen. …

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Trump’s Favorite Rapper “Little Pimp” Did Not Vote

The New York Daily News reports: Rapper Lil’ Pump, born Gazzy Garcia, gave his full-throated support to President Trump’s run for re-election. He didn’t, however, bother registering to vote, according to The Smoking Gun. The 20-year-old posted a video on Instagram where he has 17-million followers declaring “All I gotta say is Trump 2020, b-tch!.” It’s no longer online. The …

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Charles Koch Is Sorry About “Screwing Up” America

The Daily Beast reports: Kansas billionaire Charles Koch now says that he regrets his partisan spending—admitting in his new book that it only made things worse, according to The Wall Street Journal. The 85-year-old tycoon’s book, Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World, says that he is shifting his focus from intense Republican partisanship to finding unifying answers …

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Trump: No COVID Vax For NY Until Cuomo Says So

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. government would not deliver a coronavirus vaccine to New York if and when one is available. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “will have to let us know when he’s ready for it because otherwise, we can’t be delivering it to a state that won’t be giving it to its people …

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Republicans Lose Another Ballots Suit In Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Friday rejected an effort led by a Republican congressional candidate to block about 9,300 ballots that arrived after Election Day. The three-judge panel, led by Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Brooks Smith, noted the “unprecedented challenges” facing the nation this year, especially the “vast disruption” caused by the COVID-19 …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks From WH Rose Garden

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump is scheduled to make public remarks on Friday afternoon, his first public comments since Joe Biden was projected the winner in the presidential race — snapping the longest stretch of silence in his presidency. The Rose Garden appearance is his first comments since Nov. 5th and is slated to focus on Covid-19 vaccines. Trump …

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