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Vice President Mike Pence visited Georgia on Friday ahead of a get-out-the-vote rally by President Trump on Saturday to boost the two GOP Senate runoff candidates. Pence insisted during a speech in Savannah, Ga., that the election is not yet lost to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. New York Post
Few Trump administration figures have been vilified by the left as much as Attorney General Bill Barr, but he’s a complete professional — as his two latest moves prove. Barr revealed Tuesday that he’s made John Durham, the former US attorney he’d previously put in charge of examining the origins of the FBI “Russiagate” probe,... New York Post
Last month, I joined the tens, even hundreds, of thousands of people who volunteered to be part of the COVID-19 vaccine trials. Scientists are especially looking for participants like myself: I’m a senior, closer to 80 years old than 70, with a medical history of heart disease. I’m not telling you this to impress you.... New York Post
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Forcing low-income people to work or prepare for employment in exchange for health coverage is an experiment that's been tried in only three states.
A judge has thrown out a Republican bid to undo Democrat President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Arizona, concluding the GOP failed to prove fraud in a challenge of election results in metro Phoenix and that evidence presented at trial wouldn't reverse President Donald Trump's loss in the state. Washington Times
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court was wrong to bar the Trump administration from taking $3.6 billion from military construction projects for a border wall. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that El Paso County and the nonprofit Border ... Washington Times
The Michigan appeals court turned down an appeal Friday from President Donald Trump's campaign in a challenge to how absentee ballots were handled in Detroit and other issues. In a brief order, the court said the lawsuit fails because Michigan's election results, including Joe Biden's 154,000-vote ... Washington Times
Surveillance footage of ballot processing on election night in Atlanta is fueling a false social media narrative of “suitcases filled with ballots” hidden under a cloth-covered table and tallied without supervision, even as top state officials confirm election workers followed standard procedure. The video showed regular ballot containers on wheels ... Washington Times
John Pierce will still represent Rittenhouse in any civil defamation lawsuits. ABC
VOA VIEW: Criminal law is different from civil.
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President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to remove most of the 700 U.S. troops in Somalia. ABC
The NAACP is placing pressure on President-elect Joe Biden to appoint more Black officials to senior cabinet-level positions ABC
VOA VIEW: Blacks figure they have a right to Biden.
The latest jobs report sheds light on how the recovery is faring. ABC
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Trump.
Murthy previously held the role under President Barack Obama. ABC
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One million undocumented immigrant teens and young adults who qualify for DACA on paper could apply for the Obama-era protections from deportation following the court order. CBS
VOA VIEW: More of Biden stupidity.
New guidance lists "universal wearing of face masks" as the first strategy to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. CBS
Biden would not say whether or not he has spoken with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. CBS
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The bill, which decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level, is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi stupidity.
In the last 28 years, the Senate has confirmed 95% of a president's cabinet secretary nominations, a new study finds. CBS
San Francisco Bay Area health officials announced on Friday that they would implement California's new stay-at-home order early. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Unconstitutional madness.
"I think it would be better if they had the $1,200 [payments to families]" in the Covid relief package, Biden said at a press conference. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Seeing is believing.
The U.S. economy added only 245,000 jobs in November. Six experts discuss what the number means for the economy heading into 2021. CNBC
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Former Trump 2016 campaign officials Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie are among the 11 new members. CNBC
Stocks rose to record levels on Friday, notching another weekly advance, as traders shook off a disappointing U.S. jobs report. CNBC
President-elect Joe Biden said Friday that the Trump administration had shared information with his transition team about distributing a vaccine to various states, but Biden said his team had not seen a "detailed plan." CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
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The Education Department on Friday extended federal student loan relief through Jan. 31, offering an additional month of forbearance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UPI
For the first time since the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has set a record for both coronavirus cases and deaths on the same day, according to updated research data Friday. UPI
An overwhelming majority of Americans say COVID-19 and viruses in general are the chief health concerns right now in the United States, according to a Gallup survey Friday. UPI
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Outgoing National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe on Thursday urged President-elect Joe Biden not to fire special counsel John Durham, who is investigating misconduct in the FBI’s Russia investigation of President Trump.Attorney General William Barr revealed Durham’s appointment Tuesday.
“My hope is that John Durham, with all of the documents that I have provided in connection with his investigation from the intelligence community, will provide the full accounting and for there to be folks held accountable that should be,” Ratcliffe told Fox News in an interview. “I certainly hope that whoever is running the Justice Department in 2021 will allow these answers to be fully accounted for before the American people.”
Durham, currently the US attorney for Connecticut, will have autonomy to investigate and prosecute possible crimes. He can only be fired by the US attorney general for “misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies.”
Firing a special counsel carries political risk. Trump allegedly asked then-White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, whose probe ultimately found no evidence Trump conspired with Russia. But McGahn didn’t follow through due to an anticipated political firestorm. Trump allies wanted Durham to complete his work and issue a report before the Nov. 3 election. But defenders of the delay said that it meant more criminal charges remained possible. In August, Durham announced former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith would plead guilty to falsifying records to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Biden would be a fool to screwup - the problem is he is an idiot.