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WI Trump Lawyer Voted Illegally, Per His Own Lawsuit

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: The attorney leading President Donald Trump’s recount effort in Wisconsin voted illegally according to his own legal argument that in-person absentee ballots should be thrown out. So did his wife. Jim Troupis, a former Dane County judge and Cross Plains attorney who is representing the Trump campaign, would not answer questions about why he and …

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Top Trump Wall Street Donor: It’s Over, Let’s Move On

Axios reports: It’s over. That’s what Blackstone chairman, CEO and co-founder Steve Schwarzman — one of President Trump’s most loyal allies — and other top Republicans are signaling to the defeated president, 16 days after Joe Biden clinched the win. Why it matters: It’s all theatrics now. Even if Trump doesn’t move on fast, you can. It is safe to …

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Trump To Veto Defense Funding Bill Over Base Names

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump is threatening to veto legislation to fund the military as one of his final acts in office unless a widely supported, bipartisan provision to rename military bases honoring Confederate military leaders is removed, according to White House, defense and congressional sources. Since the Nov. 3 election, Trump has privately told Republican lawmakers that he …

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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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Sidney Kraken Powell Defiant After Trump Disavowal

Mediaite reports: Attorney Sidney Powell, who on Sunday night was tossed under the bus by President Donald Trump’s lawyers Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani, responded by releasing a statement saying that she will continue to represent the “#WeThePeople” — and adding at the end of her statement the hashtag “#KrakenOnSteroids.” Gen. Michael Flynn, a former client of Powell’s, tweeted that …

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Assault Charge For Cultist Who Coughed On Protester

The New York Daily News reports: Lending a whole new meaning to the term “heavy breather,” a man was arrested Sunday for exhaling onto women at Trump’s Virginia golf course. Raymond Deskins, 61, was charged with misdemeanor assault after a private citizen obtained a warrant through a county magistrate, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. They were near the …

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Trials Show Oxford Vax Is 70% Effective On Average

CNBC reports: British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Monday said an interim analysis of clinical trials showed its coronavirus vaccine has an average efficacy of 70% in protecting against the virus. It comes after a string of encouraging vaccine results in recent weeks, following late-stage trial readouts from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. The AstraZeneca vaccine, developed in collaboration with the University of …

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Biden To Name Longtime Diplomat Linda Thomas Greenfield As US Ambassador To The United Nations

CBS News reports: President-elect Biden is expected to announce that he’s chosen longtime diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, two sources confirm to CBS News. The announcement could come Tuesday. Thomas-Greenfield is part of Mr. Biden’s transition team and is expected to focus on helping to restore trust and professionalism to the State Department, with …

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Biden To Name Tony Blinken As Secretary Of State

The New York Times reports: Antony J. Blinken, a defender of global alliances and one of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s closest foreign policy advisers, is expected to be nominated for secretary of state, a job in which he will attempt to coalesce skeptical international partners into a new competition with China, according to people close to the process. Mr. …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Thousands of people jammed roads for miles in Atlanta on Sunday to try to get boxes of food and gift cards donated by entertainer Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry Studios said they had enough boxes of canned vegetables and $25 gift cards for 5,000 families to drive through and pick up. The studio said it was out …

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