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    Joe Biden fulfills one of his key campaign promises. Less than a week after he was sworn into office, President Joe Biden moved to reverse the Trump administration's policy that banned transgender people from openly serving in the military. A fact sheet issued on Jan. 25 by the White House notes, "President Biden signed today an Executive Order that sets the policy that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to serve. The All-Volunteer Force thrives when it is composed of diverse Americans who can meet the rigorous standards for military service, and an inclusive military strengthens our national security." In the executive order, Biden directs the secretary of defense and secretary of homeland security to take steps to reverse the policy and asks for a report within 60...
    President Biden on Monday signed an executive order reversing former President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military, saying it is "the right thing to do" and is in the "national interest" of the United States. The order sets the policy that all Americans who are "qualified" to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to do so. FLASHBACK: TRUMP ISSUES ORDER TO BAN TRANSGENDER TROOPS FROM SERVICE EXCEPT IN 'LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES' The Biden administration stressed that the U.S. military "thrives" when it is composed of diverse Americans who can "meet the rigorous standards for military service," and added that "an inclusive military strengthens our national security." "President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity," the White House said. "This question of how to enable all qualified...
    President Joe Biden has replaced Donald Trump's controversial White House physician with his own doctor. Biden has brought his longtime doctor, Kevin O'Connor, on board as the new White House physician. O'Connor, who has served as Biden's doctor for more than a decade, replaces Dr. Sean Conley, who was criticized for giving conflicting information about Trump's condition when the former president was battling COVID-19.  Conley admitted to giving an uplifting assessment of Trump's condition because the White House wanted to project optimism. In reality, the president's COVID case was more dire and he was, at times, on supplemental oxygen and had a high fever. 'I didn't want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction, and in doing so, you know, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn't necessarily true,' Dr. Conley said at the time. 'The fact of...
    Well, the brave new world of honesty in American politics lasted a grand total of 24 hours. President Joe Biden promised an immediate end to the constant lying from the White House that we endured over four years of Donald Trump's tenure. But then he couldn't help himself and promptly spewed the kind of brazen, bare-faced, media-bashing whopper that Trump would have loved. Biden's made a big noisy deal of setting a target of 100 million coronavirus vaccines in his first 100 days. But he knows that hitting this target would be a completely bogus 'achievement' because the US is already at that level of vaccination, averaging 914,000 daily doses administered last week according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and rocketing to 1.6 million on the very day of Biden's inauguration. So, at this rate, the goal will be easily attained, and masks the reality that America...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is set to meet Monday morning with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, as the President is poised to repeal a Trump-era ban on most transgender Americans joining the military as early as Monday. President Donald Trump's ban has been rebuked by the Democrat-led House of Representatives and condemned by LGBTQ activists as discriminatory. Austin voiced his support for overturning the ban in his Senate confirmation hearing last week. Biden has a meeting late Monday morning with Austin, Vice President Kamala Harris and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, according to the White House. Later on Monday, Harris is scheduled to ceremonially swear in Austin as Defense secretary in the Roosevelt Room at the White House.Harris and Austin are the first two Black people to hold their respective positions, and their joint appearance underscores the record diversity of Biden's administration. Austin is the first Black secretary of defense,...
    Former President Donald Trump is interested in running for the White House again in 2024, former National Intelligence Director Ric Grenell said over the weekend. “He’s going to decide what he wants to do,” Grenell said in a weekend interview on Newsmax. “He’s told me, personally, multiple times that he does want to run again, so we’ll see if that holds, and how that comes about.” Grenell, who served as Trump’s ambassador to Germany from 2018-20 before a three-month stint as the intelligence community’s acting director, added that he believed Trump would stick with the Republican Party rather than attempting to create a third party. “I think we’ve got a long ways to go, but clearly, Donald Trump is a Republican and should run as a Republican,” Grenell said. “I’ve been to every single Republican convention since 1992, and I don’t think we’ve ever had a situation where we don’t have this conversation...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has brought back Dr. Kevin O’Connor as his physician, replacing President Donald Trump’s doctor with the one who oversaw his care when he was vice president. The White House confirmed that Dr. Sean Conley, the Navy commander who served as the head of the White House Medical Unit under Trump and oversaw his treatment when he was hospitalized with COVID-19, will assume a teaching role at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. O’Connor, a retired Army colonel, was Biden’s doctor during his entire tenure as vice president, having remained in the role at Biden’s request. He remained Biden’s physician while assuming a role on the faculty of George Washington University. The White House said O’Connor was being commissioned by the president but was not rejoining the military. He is the first non-active duty doctor to serve as physician to the president...
    Filmmaker Spike Lee this weekend compared former President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE to Adolf Hitler in a video accepting an award for his new short film “New York, New York.” “We're at a crossroads now, and everybody please be safe. This is not a game. These people got guns with ammunition,” said Lee in a video recorded on Jan. 6, the same day as the deadly Capitol riot. The video was played during the virtual ceremony annual ceremony for the New York Film Critics Circle reports The Hollywood Reporter. Lee added, “I hope to God that I'm wrong, but people are gonna get killed behind this bulls**t. This president, President Agent Orange, will go down in history with the likes of Hitler. These guys — all his boys —...
    WASHINGTON -- As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding, dimming the chances that former president will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol.House Democrats will carry the sole impeachment charge of "incitement of insurrection" across the Capitol late Monday evening, a rare and ceremonial walk to the Senate by the prosecutors who will argue their case. They are hoping that strong Republican denunciations of Trump after the Jan. 6 riot will translate into a conviction and a separate vote to bar Trump from holding office again.But instead, GOP passions appear to have cooled since the insurrection. Now that Trump's presidency is over, Republican senators who will serve as jurors in the trial are rallying to his legal defense, as they...
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said Monday he won’t seek reelection and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades. Portman’s announcement comes the same day the Senate is receiving the House impeachment article against former Republican President Donald Trump. While some Republican senators have criticized going ahead with the trial next month with Trump out of office, Portman said last week he would listen to both sides before making a decision on how to vote. Portman, who turned 65 last month, is among establishment Republicans who clearly struggled with supporting Trump. Once dubbed “The Loyal Soldier” in a front-page profile story in his hometown Cincinnati Enquirer, Portman usually supported Trump in carefully worded statements. After Trump called the presidential election rigged, Portman said Trump had a right to a probe of any irregularities. But in the immediate aftermath of the...
    QANON followers are reportedly convinced Donald Trump will become president again on March 4 — to carry on his war against the "deep state".  Believers had been left devastated after Joe Biden's inauguration confounded their predictions that Trump would remain president to combat an elite cabal of cannibalistic satanist pedophiles. * Read our US politics live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden and Donald Trump... 7Donald Trump did say he would be back Credit: AP:Associated Press 7QAnon supporters believe Trump will become president again this MarchCredit: AFP or licensors Initially, QAnon followers were upset, with some lashing out that QAnon was a sham.  But many appear they have shaken off their despondency over the weekend and have begun to believe in "the plan" again. Vice News reports a bizarre conspiracy theory has been gaining traction over the weekend among QAnon devotees. It comes from the...
    President Biden has selected his longtime primary care doctor to serve as the new head White House physician, a position that gained renewed prominence during the Trump administration. Dr. Kevin O'Connor, who has been Biden's personal doctor since 2009, will serve as the top doctor to the president, a White House official confirmed. O'Connor served 22 years in the Army and for more than a decade at the White House. He was supposed to spend three years there, but extended his White House stint by eight years at Biden's request. Biden, who is 78, became the oldest individual to be sworn in as president last week. O'Connor retired from the military at the conclusion of the Obama administration, but he remained as Biden's doctor while simultaneously serving as the Founding Director of Executive Medicine at George Washington University. He replaces Dr. Sean Conley, who spent roughly two years as President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve...
    "Tiger King" star Joe Exotic didn't get a pardon from former President Donald Trump before Inauguration Day, so now he wants one from President Joe Biden. In emails obtained by TMZ, Exotic -- whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage -- says he has confidence in the Biden-Harris administration to help reform the criminal justice system. The 57-year-old added how he believes Vice President Harris can "help clean up the corruption in the DOJ and other agencies." Exotic admitted that he believed in Trump, but his feelings changed on January 6 when the U.S. Capitol riot occured. JOE EXOTIC FAILS TO RECEIVE TRUMP PARDON AFTER TEAM SAYS IT WAS 'STANDING BY' IN LIMOUSINE On January 20, former President Donald Trump issued more than 73 pardons and 70 commutations before his departure from the White House. Joseph Maldonado-Passage is currently serving 22 years after being found guilty of participating in a murder-for-hire plot against Carole Baskin. (Santa Rosa County...
    If there was perhaps one mistake our Founders made in drafting the Constitution, it was presuming that future members of the Legislative Branch would be sufficiently competent to actually read the document to which they all had sworn an oath. It is, however, increasingly clear that many – perhaps most — sitting United States senators cannot read the plain text of the Constitution. The relevant wording in the Constitution is at the very end of Article II, establishing that a constitutionally errant “President,  .  .  .  shall be removed from Office” if he first has been impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate for “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Unlike other sections of the Constitution where clarity may be obscured by arcane wording, this particular provision is clear and concise, and it applies to “the President.” The language pointedly does not provide in any way, shape, or form that...
    Just before 7 p.m. on Monday, the House of Representatives' impeachment managers will march an article accusing former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection across to the Senate side of the Capitol, officially triggering a trial of the former president that could result in him being barred from holding office in the future.  That outcome appears unlikely with more and more Republican senators coming out to say they are against holding an impeachment trial in the first place -- citing the fact that Trump has already left office. But the trial will be a cloud hanging over the Senate and the first 100 days of the Biden administration for as long as it goes on, and will shut down business in the upper chamber once it gets started in earnest next month.  "Look, everyone wants to put this awful chapter in American history behind us, but sweeping it under the rug...
    More On: joe biden Dr. Fauci needs to be held responsible for COVID-19 mistakes: Devine Biden quietly embraces far-left ‘critical race theory’ Sanders: Dems ready to use rare tactic to push through COVID-19 bill Biden to reinstate COVID travel ban targeting UK, Europe and Brazil President Biden will sign an executive order on Monday aimed at boosting his “Buy American” efforts, following years of “Buy American, Hire American” initiatives from his predecessor. The order, which the commander-in-chief will sign this afternoon, aims to increase domestic manufacturing by harnessing the purchasing power of the federal government and closing loopholes for companies taking business overseas. If the “Buy American” moniker sounds familiar, that’s because President Trump signed multiple executive actions focused on his “Buy American, Hire American” agenda dating back to early 2017. In April of that year, the 45th president signed an executive action encouraging federal agencies to purchase US-made...
    Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and other members of Donald Trump’s administration are reportedly having a hard time finding new jobs after the tumultuous end to the former president’s term. A new report from Politico puts the spotlight on several of Trump’s allies who are charting their next moves after the president left Washington D.C. for Florida. Despite Trump’s loss in the 2020 election, the article suggests many of his ex-staffers thought they would move ahead with their lives after his presidency, or that they would help him lay the early groundwork for his 2024 campaign. For a lot of people, however, this apparently changed when Trump’s presidency ended with him inciting the insurrectionist mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent attempt to overturn his election defeat. “Tainted by Trump’s reputation, several Trump aides described an increasingly bleak job market with virtually no chance...
    Republicans are paying extra attention to a number of Republican governors, senators, and former officials that might consider making a run for president in 2024. The contenders come from various contingents of right-leaning thought, and will be fighting to capture parts of former President Donald Trump’s base. Whichever Republican hopeful prevails will not only become the Republican party’s nominee, but also help determine the ideological trajectory of the Republican party in the post-Trump era. Vice President Mike Pence It’s not uncommon for vice presidents to follow up their stint as second-in-command with a run for president. Former President John Adams, the nation’s second president, was America’s first vice president under President George Washington. More recently, President Joe Biden became the 46th president four years after he ended his eight-year tenure as former President Barack Obama’s vice president. Vice President Mike Pence might decide to do the same, but Pence’s relationship...
    Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against former New York Mayor and former President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, Bloomberg reported Monday.  The complaint accuses Giuliani of making “demonstrably false” claims about Dominion’s role in the 2020 presidential election, according to Bloomberg. Giuliani was a key part of the legal team leading former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.  JUST IN: Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani https://t.co/rLBiEuRtkC — Axios (@axios) January 25, 2021 “Although he was unwilling to make false election fraud claims about Dominion and its voting machines in a court of law because he knew those allegations are false, he and his allies manufactured and disseminated the ‘Big Lie,’ which foreseeably went viral and deceived millions of people into believing that Dominion had stolen their votes and fixed the election,” the lawsuit alleges, according to Bloomberg....
    Loading the player... President Joe Biden is expected to lift the ban against transgender Americans from serving in the military.  The ban was first announced by former President Donald Trump in July 2017 in a via a trio of tweets that, together, read: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”  President Joe Biden spoke Friday on his administration’s response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He also signed two executive orders. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) The Trump declaration came just a year after the administration of his predecessor, President Barack...
    Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., came out firmly against the upcoming Senate impeachment trial for former President Trump, stating that not only does it raise constitutional issues, but it impedes President Biden's administration. In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Rounds addressed the subject by first asserting that impeachment is the constitutionally prescribed method for removing an official, not punishing one who is already gone. TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IS 'STUPID,' 'BAD FOR THE COUNTRY': RUBIO "To begin with, I think it's a moot point, because I think right now Donald Trump is no longer the president, he is a former president," Rounds said. "The Constitution, and I think, and I know that there are other people out there that may disagree with me, but Article I Sections I think 6 and 7 specifically point out that you can impeach the president, and it does not indicate that you can impeach...
    Seeking to "set the record straight, to vindicate the company's rights under civil law, to recover compensatory and punitive damages, and to stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process" Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sued former President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.The 107-page lawsuit accused Giuliani of carrying out "defamatory falsehoods" about Dominion, in part to enrich himself through legal fees and his podcast."Although he was unwilling to make false election fraud claims about Dominion and its voting machines in a court of law because he knew those allegations are false, he and his allies manufactured and disseminated the "Big Lie," which foreseeably went viral and deceived millions of people into believing that Dominion had stolen their votes and fixed the election," the lawsuit said.Ontario-based Dominion is seeking more than $1 billion in damages.
    Marjorie Taylor Green, a pro-Trump woman from Congress and a follower of the QAnon conspiracy theory, has filed an indictment against Joe Biden. With Donald Trump’s indictment set to open before the Senate in early February, an elected member of the House of Representatives is opening a new front. Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green was elected after a campaign last November in which she expressed unconditional support for the outgoing president and her belief in the QAnon conspiracy theory, and filed an indictment against Joe Biden on Thursday, the day after he took office. Opponents of the election results certificate, wearing the masks of “censored” or “Trump won,” accused the new US president of being “unworthy” of President Obama: “His repeated abuse of power as President Obama’s vice president is endless and confusing. President Biden has proven that he will do everything in his power to bail...
    Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden has replaced the controversial White House physician who offered misleading information about President Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis last fall.A White House official said Biden had selected Dr. Kevin O'Connor to replace Dr. Sean Conley as his doctor. It's not uncommon for a president to name his own physician when taking office, though his two most recent predecessors each retained the incumbent doctor who had attended the men who served before them.Bidens First 100 Days Analysis: Biden is planning a busy week of executive action. Here's what you need to know Democrats working on legislation to provide $3,000 payments per child amid pandemic Inside Kamala Harris' historic first days Conley generated controversy in the fall when he admitted to offering rosy descriptions of Trump's condition because the White House wanted to project optimism. In reality, Trump suffered serious conditions like shortness of breath that required...
    Federal law enforcement officials are reportedly investigating several threats against U.S. lawmakers ahead of the Senate impeachment trial of former president Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE.  A source told The Associated Press that the threats have been made in chat rooms and on online message boards in recent days. The threats, which vary in credibility and specifics, include plans to harm members of Congress during travel to or at the U.S. Capitol, the source said.  Trump was impeached by the House earlier this month following a deadly riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol, and a Senate trail is slated to begin on Feb. 8.  The siege led to the deployment of tens of thousands of National Guard troops to Washington, D.C. ahead of President Biden's inauguration, an event held largely virtually and without...
    PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/CNN) – Mar-a-Lago members are leaving the club following the return of Donald Trump because they no longer want to have any connection to the former president, says the author of the definitive book about the resort. “It’s a very dispirited place,” Laurence Leamer, historian and author of “Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump’s Presidential Palace,” told MSNBC host Alex Witt on “Weekends with Alex Witt” Saturday. He said members are “not concerned about politics and they said the food is no good.” Leamer said he spoke to a number of former members who “silently walked out” after Trump left office. Trump moved to the Palm Beach, Florida, estate after his term ended last week. But without the cachet of the sitting president of the United States working at the estate, guests are finding Mar-a-Lago lost a step. There isn’t any entertainment on the property...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — A bipartisan group of lawmakers met virtually on Sunday with leaders of the Biden administration to discuss some important elements in combating the Coronavirus pandemic — like vaccine distribution and a massive stimulus plan. One of the agenda items discussed were details on a $1.9 trillion rescue plan. Some senators suggested that President Biden needs to have more information on where the money is going. According to CBS News, the call involved 16 Senators and three senior White House advisors. The President’s proposed relief plan calls for $400 billion directed to slowing spread of COVID-19 and increasing vaccine capabilities. More than $1 trillion is set to assist families needing direct financial support. And about $440 billion is directed towards cash for small businesses and communities. Participants in the meeting want to know more on how quickly the vaccine can be distributed. They seemed to agree the...
    (CNN)The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump gets in motion Monday when the House impeachment managers will walk the impeachment article to the Senate, even though the substance of the trial has been put off for another two weeks.The House's transmission of the single impeachment article is the first of several ceremonial functions of the trial that will be completed this week, before the Senate will turn back to confirming President Joe Biden's Cabinet and potentially taking up the President's Covid-19 relief package.There are still many questions about the looming impeachment trial, including who will preside, how long the trial will go and whether any witnesses will be called.But part of the schedule itself was resolved after a week's worth of uncertainty over when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would send the article to the Senate, thanks to a deal reached between Senate leaders on Friday.Under the agreement, Trump's...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding, dimming the chances that former president will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats will carry the sole impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection” across the Capitol late Monday evening, a rare and ceremonial walk to the Senate by the prosecutors who will argue their case. They are hoping that strong Republican denunciations of Trump after the Jan. 6 riot will translate into a conviction and a separate vote to bar Trump from holding office again. But instead, GOP passions appear to have cooled since the insurrection. Now that Trump’s presidency is over, Republican senators who will serve as jurors in the trial are rallying to his legal...
    Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio said on Sunday that anyone who challenges him in the 2022 primary — including Ivanka Trump — would be in for “a tough race.” “If you’re going to run for the Florida Senate, if you’re going to run in the state of Florida, you’re going to have a tough race,” Rubio said on “Fox News Sunday” when asked about the possibility of a challenge, specifically from former President Trump’s daughter. “Including a primary,’’ he said of challengers. Host Chris Wallace raised the prospect of the challenge in 2022, saying “there has been talk … about the possibility that Ivanka Trump might run against you in a Republican primary in Florida.” Politico earlier this month quoted a GOP fund-raiser in contact with then-President Trump saying her husband, New York City real-estate scion Jared Kushner, is working “to promote his wife’s political career. Meanwhile, earlier in...
            by George Rasley  The New York Times recently posted what it claims is a complete list of President Trump’s Twitter insults. Conservatives should archive this article from the New York Times before the typists the Democrat National Committee assigned the Grey Lady recognize the irony inherent in the article and take it down. Some items on the list hardly qualify as “insults,” unless stating in truth is an insult. So, Mr. Trump’s criticism of the Obama-era cost overruns on Air Force One made the list: New 747 Air Force One “costs are out of control,” “Cancel order!” As did the cost overruns for the F-35 fighter: Lockheed Martin F-35 program “out of control” But all that was just padding to make the list longer, because Donald Trump’s real “insults” were reserved for his media and political antagonists; and Mr. Trump hurled well-earned invective at Republicans...
    (CNN)As his first full week in the White House begins, Joe Biden already faces critical early tests of a presidency premised on political compromise and uniting Washington to fight the pandemic.The President's team Sunday appealed for two things that may ultimately be elusive — time to stand up an aggressive attempt to finally turn around the Covid-19 nightmare and Republican buy-in for his $1.9 trillion economic relief plan.In the week ahead, Biden is expected to unleash a new blitz of executive actions to deliver momentum to his new administration -- on Monday, for instance, removing the ban on transgender people serving in the military. Biden is planning a busy week of executive action. Heres what you need to knowThe President plans to move aggressively later in the week, taking steps to boost US workers, address racial inequality and combat climate change.But true, lasting change and the nation's hopes of finally...
    Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2021. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1981, the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States. On this date: In 1533, England’s King Henry VIII secretly married his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who later gave birth to Elizabeth I. In 1759, Scottish poet Robert Burns was born in Alloway. In 1915, America’s first official transcontinental telephone call took place as Alexander Graham Bell, who was in New York, spoke to his former assistant, Thomas Watson, who was in San Francisco, over a line set up by American Telephone & Telegraph. In 1924, the first Winter Olympic Games opened in Chamonix (shah-moh-NEE’), France. In 1945, the World War II Battle of the Bulge ended as German forces were pushed back to their original...
    The Week In candid interview, Birx says she knew working with Trump White House would be the end of her federal career Dr. Deborah Birx, who served as the White House coronavirus response coordinator while former President Donald Trump was still in office, opened up about her time working with the Trump administration during an exclusive interview with CBS News’ Margaret Brennan on Sunday.Birx was often criticized for not pushing back enough on Trump’s comments about the pandemic, and while she suggested her reactions could be misinterpreted — like the time Trump asked her about whether COVID-19 could be treated with a bleach injection — she did anticipate the gig would likely be the end of her federal career. “You can’t go into something that’s that polarized and not believe you won’t be tainted by that experience,” she told Brennan, adding that she’ll “need to retire” within the next few...
    The Daily Caller’s Lisa Bennatan headed to Nashville, Tenn., to ask people this question: Do you think President Biden can unite America? The crowd on the streets of Broadway shared with Bennatan their opinions on whether they thought Biden’s inaugural theme of unity was something he could achieve. (RELATED: ‘I Will Be A President For All Americans’: President Joe Biden Pledges Unity In Inaugural Address) “No because I don’t think he respects people who don’t agree with him,” one woman responded. Some others disagreed with her. “I definitely think so. I think he’s a good president for after everything that’s happened. I think he’ll be able to show people what united looks like,” one woman told the Daily Caller. Another man did not think unity was possible, saying, “it’s a little too polarized right now in the U.S.” WATCH: Check out these other Man On The Street Videos: Does...
    President Joe Biden attended church Sunday for the first time since entering the White House, The Hill reported. Biden, along with several family members, went to the prayer service at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C., where he has gone to worship over the years. Biden is only the second Catholic ever to be elected president, the first being John F. Kennedy. Following the church service, the Bidens stopped off at the popular Georgetown deli Call Your Mother to pick up bagels and cream cheese. The president did not leave the motorcade, as a secret service agent went in to get the order. The deli called Bidens visit a "GREAT Sunday Surprise" on Twitter. The establishment also appeared to take a swipe at former President Donald Trump for rarely frequenting local business, as it said it is "thrilled to have an administration again who will...
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    Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is reportedly set to announce a run for governor of Arkansas. “Sources tell @FoxNews that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will throw her hat into the ring for Arkansas governor tomorrow,” Fox News's chief White House correspondent John Roberts tweeted Sunday evening. Sources tell @FoxNews that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will throw her hat into the ring for Arkansas governor tomorrow.— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) January 25, 2021 The Associated Press also reported that a senior campaign official said Sanders will join the race on Monday, and Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey wrote that a video announcement of the gubernatorial run was imminent. “NEWS: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former press secretary for President Trump, will announce tomorrow that she’s running for governor of Arkansas,” Dawsey tweeted. “She’s seen as leader in the polls and the president’s preferred candidate in a GOP state. Expect video...
    Rand Paul on Sunday suggested he might boycott Trump's 'sham' impeachment because the former president no longer in office.    In an op-ed for The Hill, titled 'boycott sham impeachment' the Republican senator wrote: 'The first impeachment of Donald Trump in 2019 was a witch hunt filled with fabricated charges, unsupported evidence and partisan rancor disguised as legal concern.'  Arguments in the Senate trial will begin the week of February 8. If Paul were to boycott the vote the Democrats would need the support of 16 GOP Senators to convict Trump.   Paul added: 'If we are to blame politicians for the most violent acts of their craziest supporters, then many of my colleagues would face some pretty harsh charges themselves.  'I've been shot at, assaulted and harassed by supporters of the left, including some who directly said the words of politicians moved them to this violence. 'I am more than willing...
    Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden is expected to repeal former President Donald Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military as early as Monday, according to a source familiar with the plans.The policy, which has been roundly derided by LGBTQ activists as cruel and irrational, was first announced by Trump in July 2017 via Twitter. The ban specifically blocks individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving with limited exceptions. It also specifies that individuals without the condition can serve, but only if they do so according to the sex they were assigned at birth.The White House declined to comment on the plans. White House press secretary Jen Psaki had said in a statement last week that the administration would lift the ban through an executive action in the early days or weeks of Biden's presidency. CBS News was first to report the expected...
    Former President Donald Trump wants to run for the White House again, according to a top ally. "He's told me personally, multiple times, that he does want to run again," Richard Grenell, who served as an ambassador and acting director of national intelligence during the Trump administration, told Newsmax on Saturday. "We'll see if that holds," Grenell said, adding that he believes there is a "long way to go." His reelection effort defeated in 2020, Trump has kept a relatively low profile since flying to Florida on President Biden's Inauguration Day last week, but he did offer a hint to the Washington Examiner about his future plans when asked on Friday. "We'll do something, but not just yet," he said at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. After getting impeached a second time by the House on a charge of incitement of insurrection in connection to the...
    In recent days, former President Donald Trump has watched from afar as one of his most popular rivals for public attention has been unleashed by the Biden administration to, in part, disparage Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. And the ex-president hasn’t even been able to tweet about it. Dr. Anthony Fauci, once a prominent figure on Trump’s coronavirus task force who’s now a top COVID-19 adviser to President Joe Biden, began his multi-day blitz to different news outlets that included openly expressing his relief that the old crew was gone and that he could now serve in the Biden administration. “One of the new things in this administration is if you don’t know the answer, don’t guess, just say you don’t know the answer,” Fauci told reporters at the White House on Thursday. He also stressed to journalists during that White House briefing that when he told them about...
    Former President Donald Trump has reportedly dropped plans to create a third political party and will instead focus his energies on helping Republicans win back the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms, Fox News has learned. Since leaving the White House, speculation has mounted as to what Trump’s presidential plans may be. He has left the door open to another presidential run in 2024, and rumors have swirled that he would run as a third-party candidate, which would badly splinter an already fractured GOP. President Donald Trump gestures as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. Trump is en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida Resort. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) But Trump's 2020 campaign senior adviser Jason Miller said on Sunday that Trump "has made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate...
    Image via @DWUhlfelderLaw on Twitter. Former President Donald Trump is getting a less-than-friendly homecoming at Mar-a-Lago: his neighbors are threatening to sue to enforce the zoning restrictions against the private club being used as his legal residence, and Sunday afternoon, planes flew past the beachfront property with insulting banners taunting him as the “WORST PRESIDENT EVER” and urging the “PATHETIC LOSER” to “GO BACK TO MOSCOW.” Attorney and frequent Trump critic Daniel Uhlfelder posted several tweets showing the banners, along with jesting comments, “Trump is getting [a] warm welcome from the skies near Mar-a-lago today” and “Welcome back to Florida Mr. Trump.” Trump is getting warm welcome from the skies near Mar-a-lago today pic.twitter.com/S6uUFx3t30 — Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 24, 2021 Welcome back to Florida Mr. Trump pic.twitter.com/JN1AM0DPoq — Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 24, 2021 Paxton Boyd, a reporter with the local Palm Beach CBS affiliate, also posted a video...
    Washington (CNN)Former President Donald Trump remains committed to reelecting Republicans and is not currently considering launching a third party, a senior Trump adviser said Sunday while noting that things could change. Jason Miller, who had served as a senior campaign adviser to Trump, said that the former President "has made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022. There's nothing that's actively being planned regarding an effort outside of that."But, Miller maintained, "it's completely up to Republican senators if this is something that becomes more serious" -- a reference to Trump's upcoming Senate impeachment trial. Multiple Trump advisers confirmed to CNN last week that he was contemplating launching a third party, but those advisers dismissed the idea as not serious. A separate adviser noted to CNN Sunday evening that Trump has talked about creating a third party for decades.The path in the Senate...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Monday will reinstate the Covid-19 travel restrictions on non-US citizens who have been in Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and much of Europe, a White House official confirmed to ABC News and CNN.Biden will also extend the restrictions to travelers who have recently been to South Africa, the official said.The step, which was first reported by Reuters, comes just one week after President Donald Trump signed an executive order in his final days in office lifting the restrictions on travelers from these countries effective January 26."I agree with the Secretary that this action is the best way to continue protecting Americans from COVID-19 while enabling travel to resume safely," Trump wrote in the order, referring to then-Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.SEE ALSO: Dr. Birx says COVID-19 deniers in White House gave Trump 'parallel' streams of dataEMBED More News Videos "We can...
    Loading the player... A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial, a sign of the dimming chances that former President Donald Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol.  House Democrats, who will walk the impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection” to the Senate on Monday evening, are hoping that strong Republican denunciations of Trump after the Jan. 6 riot will translate into a conviction and a separate vote to bar Trump from holding office again. But GOP passions appear to have cooled since the insurrection, and now that Trump’s presidency is over, Republican senators who will serve as jurors in the trial are rallying to his legal defense, as they did during his first impeachment trial last year. “I think the trial is stupid, I think it’s counterproductive,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.. He said that “the first...
    Dr Anthony Fauci has said he thought he might die when he was covered in white powder from a letter sent in the wake of death threats against him and his family.  The infectious diseases expert, 80, detailed how he opened the note received in the mail to be covered in what turned out to be 'a benign nothing'. He told The New York Times in an interview published Sunday: 'But it was frightening...I looked at it somewhat fatalistically.  'It had to be one of three things: A hoax. Or anthrax, which meant I’d have to go on Cipro for a month. Or if it was ricin, I was dead, so bye-bye.' Dr Fauci called it 'liberating' Thursday to be backed by a science-friendly administration since the inauguration of Joe Biden. More than 25 million Americans have been infected by the coronavirus and at least 417,000 have died since March 2020, when the...
    Savannah Rychcik January 24, 2021 0 Comments Former White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx detailed her struggle to advise former President Donald Trump during the pandemic due to the outside information he was receiving. “I saw the president presenting graphs that I never made. So I know that someone, or someone out there, or someone inside was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president,” Birx said during an interview with CBS’s Margaret Brennan. She added, “I don’t know to this day who, but I know what I sent up and I know that what was in his hands was different from that.” Watch her comments below: "I saw the president presenting graphs that I never made. So I know that someone … was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president. I...
    (CNN)The installation of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States was a welcome relief from four years of Donald Trump's constant demonization of Latinos, from separating immigrant children from their families to building his border wall to tossing paper towels at hurricane-ravaged Puerto Ricans. Inauguration Day featured the New York-bred Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, of Puerto Rican heritage, swearing in Vice President Kamala Harris, fellow Nuyorican Jennifer Lopez quoting the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish, and the revival of "La Casa Blanca," the Spanish-language page on the White House website. Ed MoralesBut it's going to take more than just J-Lo's remix of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" and some symbolic gestures of inclusion to address the needs of US Latinos, a sometimes united but often fragmented ethno-racial group which too often feels overlooked. The question for Latinos, whose role in electing the new...
    Ex-White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx claims former President Donald Trump was being fed ‘parallel’ data sets on the pandemic from another source inside the White House and ‘presented graphs’ she never made. Birx made the claims in an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday in which she also insisted that some members of the Trump Administration believed COVID-19 was a ‘hoax’. ‘I saw the president presenting graphs that I never made,’ Birx said in the interview. ‘So, I know that someone — or someone out there or someone inside was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president.’ ‘I know what I sent up and I know that what was in his hands was different from that,’ the doctor continued.  Scroll down for video  Ex-White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx claims former President Donald Trump was being...
    Bradley Cortright January 24, 2021 0 Comments With the Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump scheduled to begin in early February, some Congressional Republicans are calling the move unconstitutional and urging leaders to drop it. But their Democratic colleagues say they have a responsibility to hold the former president responsible for what they argue is his role in inciting a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.  “I think it’s absolutely essential that anyone responsible for the insurrection are held accountable. Whether it’s the individuals who entered the Capitol and put us in harm’s way, or whether it was those who incited the group,” Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) told CNN on Sunday. He continued, “So whether it’s the president of the United States, or whether it was the people who planned this January 6 riot, or whether it’s the individuals who went into the Capitol, they...
    US President Joe Biden signs executive orders for economic relief to Covid-hit families and businesses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2021.Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden will sign a travel ban Monday on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who were recently in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified, two White House officials told NBC News. Biden will also reinstate travel restrictions that were rescinded by former President Donald Trump in January, which would ban the entry of non-U.S. citizens from the U.K., Ireland and much of Europe. Brazil would also be affected. Reuters first reported news of the travel restrictions on Sunday. Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the outlet that the agency was "putting in place this suite of measures...
    Most Americans approve of Joe Biden's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in his first four days as president, but one-third of voters are against his decision to reenter the World Health Organization. Biden's honeymoon phase has earned him 69 per cent approval in his COVID-19 response and 57 per cent confidence in his ability to unify the country, according to a poll released Sunday from ABC News/Ipsos. The same poll, however, indicates Biden does have a weak spot – unsurprisingly, among Republicans. A vast majority of those on the right disapprove of Biden's decision to, on the first day of his administration, reverse Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization and Paris Climate Accord. Many Republicans view these organizations as financially unfair to America. The survey shows that 61 per cent of Republicans are against returning to the WHO and 72 per cent are opposed to signing onto...
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    Alex Wong/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.It’s the first weekend of Joe Biden’s presidency, which surely means a lot of things to many people, but to me, it means I don’t have to spend my weekend shift waiting to write about President Donald Trump’s latest, inevitable lie. At Mother Jones, we’ve corrected countless Trump falsehoods over the past four years, from his bull about the stock market and hooey about global warming to disinformation about the legitimacy of the election and bunkum about the coronavirus pandemic. It was exhausting. And numbing. The public’s apathy and despair toward’s Trump’s lies, researchers point out, were by design: The attacks mirrored a Russian propaganda technique known as the “firehose of falsehood,” which is exactly what it sounds like—relentless, rapid, bogus information. As Mother...
    Supporters of US President Donald Trump hold a rally outside the US Capitol as they protest the upcoming electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images An Orthodox priest in Ohio was suspended after he attended the Trump rally the preceded the Capitol Hill riot. Rev. Mark Hodges was suspended from his priestly duties for three months by the Orthodox Church. Ex-President Trump spoke to his supporters near the White House before a group went on to storm the Capitol. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A priest of the Orthodox Church in the Midwest was suspended from "all priestly duties" for three months after he attended the January 6 pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC, that preceded the deadly riot at the US Capitol.  Rev. Mark Hodges, of Lima, Ohio, an archpriest associated with the...
    Deborah BirxDeborah BirxSunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus Birx says she regularly considered quitting Pence delivers coronavirus task force report to Biden MORE, the former White House coronavirus coordinator, said Sunday that her efforts to advise then-President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE about the pandemic were complicated by people presenting him with “parallel data.” “I saw the president presenting graphs that I never made. So, I know that someone, or someone out there or someone inside was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president. I know what I sent up and I know that what was in his hands was different from that,” Birx said on CBS’ “Face...
    Arizona Republicans on Saturday censured three of the state’s prominent party leaders who are at odds with former President Donald Trump. Republicans voted to censure Gov. Doug Ducey, former Sen. Jeff Flake, and Cindy McCain, the widow of Sen. John McCain, NPR reported. “The sweeping — yet essentially symbolic — rebuke took place during a meeting to figure out how to move forward after the state flipped blue in November, narrowly giving its 11 electoral votes to now-President [Joe] Biden,” the article read. McCain and Flake earned their censures for their opposition to Trump and for supporting globalist interests, state GOP members said. “In condemning Ducey, the party cited the governor’s decision to enact emergency orders during the coronavirus pandemic that the committee said are unconstitutional and ‘restrict personal liberties,'” the NPR report continued. At the meeting Saturday, Kelli Ward won a second term as chairwoman of the state’s party after...
    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci has been very open in the past few days about the difficulties he faced in the Trump administration. He got more specific in a candid new interview with New York Times reporter Donald McNeil Jr.. Former President Donald Trump downplayed the pandemic early on — both publicly and privately (most significantly to Bob Woodward), and Fauci said, “I would try to express the gravity of the situation, and the response of the president was always leaning toward, ‘Well, it’s not that bad, right?'” He was also concerned about the president getting bad information from others spewing non-scientific ideas: [I]t was clear that he was getting input from people who were calling him up, I don’t know who, people he knew from business, saying, “Hey, I heard about this drug, isn’t it great?” or, “Boy, this convalescent plasma is really phenomenal.” And I...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Sunday installed new heads of three federally funded international broadcasters after abruptly firing Donald Trump-appointees at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Kelu Chao, the acting CEO of the agency, made the announcement after dismissing the previous directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks late Friday, just a month after they had been named to the posts. Daisy Sindelar will be acting head of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, replacing Ted Lipien until a permanent president is named. Bay Fang will return to her post as Radio Free Asia president, replacing Stephen Yates. Kelley Sullivan will become acting Middle East Broadcasting Networks president, replacing Victoria Coates. “I have great faith in these leaders in ensuring the highest standards of independent, objective, and professional journalism,” Chao said. The moves follow the forced resignation of Trump’s hand-picked agency...
    WASHINGTON -- A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial, a sign of the dimming chances that former President Donald Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol.House Democrats, who will walk the impeachment charge of "incitement of insurrection" to the Senate on Monday evening, are hoping that strong Republican denunciations of Trump after the Jan. 6 riot will translate into a conviction and a separate vote to bar Trump from holding office again. But GOP passions appear to have cooled since the insurrection, and now that Trump's presidency is over, Republican senators who will serve as jurors in the trial are rallying to his legal defense, as they did during his first impeachment trial last year."I think the trial is stupid, I think it's counterproductive," said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.. He said that "the first chance...
    Republican South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds on Sunday criticized former President Donald Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial, saying it would be a difficult thing to get done and that there are other things he would rather prioritize. Rounds appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press” and was asked by host Chuck Todd if he thought Trump had committed an impeachable offense. (RELATED: Marco Rubio: Trump ‘Bears Responsibility For Some Of’ Capitol Riot, But Impeachment Is ‘Bad For America’) “I think it’s a moot point because I think right now Donald Trump is no longer the president. He is a former president,” Rounds answered. “The Constitution, and I know that there are other people out there that may disagree with me, but article one, sections — I think it’s six and seven, specifically point out that you can impeach the president, and it does not indicate that you can impeach someone...
    Charles Michel said that the swearing in of Joe Biden could mean a return to a “respectful” dialogue between Europe and the US – Olivier Hoslet /Pool EPA The European Council president Charles Michel said yesterday (SUN) that the swearing in of Joe Biden could mean a return to a “respectful” dialogue after four years of the Trump presidency that “damaged the relationship between Europe and the United States.” “I say this, and it is not a joke, the previous president spoke more with North Korea than worth the Europeans” Mr Michel told French radio Europe 1. He added the inauguration of Joe Biden, a Democrat who defeated Mr Trump in a landslide in November, would mark the start of a “more normal, more respectful dialogue, on important subjects such as the climate.” One of Mr Biden’s first executive orders as he came into office included rejoining the global...
    Joe Exotic is hoping President Joe Biden will grant him clemency.  The Tiger King star - who is currently serving a 22-year sentence behind bars after being convicted of plotting a murder-for-hire against rival Carole Baskin - had banked on being released by former President Donald Trump before he left the White House earlier this week.  And whilst Trump didn't pardon him, Joe is confident that he may get one from Biden in the coming weeks and months as he knows Vice President Kamala Harris is keen to 'help clean up the corruption in the Department of Justice and other agencies', TMZ reports.  Optimistic: Joe Exotic is hoping that the Biden administration will pardon him after Trump failed to do so  The animal trainer/convict reportedly sent emails to his team where he sounds hopeful about the possibility, according to the site. Joe previously claimed he was 'too innocent and...
    President Joe Biden’s first actions included a directive that suspends President Donald Trump’s executive order aimed at lowering the prices of insulin and epinephrine, which was to have gone into effect on Friday, January 22. The directive, issued by White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, suspends new regulations for 60 days while the new administration can conduct a review. Those regulations include the new rules finalized for insulin and epinephrine. As Fox News noted: The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced that the directive [for insulin and epinephrine] would be put on hold among a number of other measures that were passed under Trump, but are not yet in effect. The measure, signed off on in December, aimed to require some community health centers to deliver savings to low-income patients for insulin and epinephrine in a bid to bring down unaffordable prices. The rule was scheduled...
    Senators from both parties dueled over the legality of impeaching a former president on the Sunday political talk show circuit this week, indicating that resistance within the GOP caucus will complicate efforts to reach the 67-vote threshold necessary to convict former President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE over the events of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. On ABC's "This Week," Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus Do Democrats really want unity? Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian cyberattack on Justice Department, Courts MORE (D-Minn.) defended the constitutionality of Democrats' push for impeachment, which the party has argued is necessary in part to prevent Trump from seeking office again.  In her argument, Klobuchar...
    President Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Delaware on December 9, 2020. Susan Walsh/AP Joe Biden is expected to sign additional executive orders every day this week. According to a memo obtained by The Hill, the President will first address American workers and racial equity. He'll then focus on climate change, health care, and immigration, as reported by the publication. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden hit the ground running after being sworn into office on Wednesday, and he's not slowing down. According to a memo obtained by The Hill, Biden plans to sign executive actions each day during the second week of his presidency. Many of the orders will reverse those put into place by Donald Trump. From reuniting migrant families to reversing the "global gag rule," here's what the President reportedly has planned.On Monday and Tuesday, Joe Biden will reportedly...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.As the pandemic worsened last year, President Donald Trump appeared to be relying on his own stream of unofficial coronavirus data, according to Dr. Deborah Birx, the former White House coronavirus response coordinator. “There was parallel data streams coming into the White House that were not transparently utilized,” Birx said Sunday in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation. “I saw the president presenting graphs that I never made. So, I know that someone out there or someone inside was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president.”  Birx, who has announced her imminent retirement from the federal government, said she did not know who was organizing Trump’s data side channel, “but I know what I sent up,...
    Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren claimed Sunday that former President Donald Trump directed the mob to “go to the Capitol and invade” on Jan. 6. Warren told host Abby Phillip on CNN’s “Inside Politics Sunday” that Trump encouraged his supporters to “to take up arms against the United States government and its lawful actions.” (RELATED: ‘Single Biggest Stimulus We Could Add’: Warren Ups Pressure On Biden To Cancel Student Debt) WATCH: Phillip began the segment with a question about the second impeachment trial of now-former President Trump, asking whether a delay before the start of that trial would give Republican tempers time to cool. “Is there a risk that Republican opposition to Trump will fade the longer you wait?” Phillip asked. “I can’t imagine how Republican opposition to insurrection would fade over the space of a couple of weeks. We’re talking about a president who stood in front of...
    Former White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx claimed on Sunday that former President Donald Trump was being fed “parallel data streams” from another source on the pandemic and was “presenting graphs” that she never made. During an interview on CBS News’ Face the Nation, Dr. Birx appeared to be doing a bit of reputation rehab by distancing herself completely from the Trump administration. Besides telling anchor Margaret Brennan that she “always” considered quitting the coronavirus task force, she also said there were “definitely” people within the White House who thought the virus was a hoax. At one point in the conversation, Dr. Birx—who announced she was retiring during the transition between administrations—said she had been “censored” by the White House while denying that she ever willfully held back any information about the coronavirus crisis. Bemoaning the politics within the administration over the handling of the pandemic, the doctor noted...
    Marco Rubio signaled Sunday that he isn't too worried about any primary run from Ivanka Trump in his 2022 reelection race, claiming she would 'have a tough race' amid speculation she could pursue public office like her father. 'I don't really get into the parlor games of Washington,' the Florida senator told 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace. 'If you're going to run for the Florida Senate, you're going to have a tough race, including a primary,' Rubio continued. 'That's their right under the system.' Former Trump administration officials told Politico earlier this month that Ivanka is working on a possible Senate run. Senator Marco Rubio said Sunday he isn't too concerned with potentially facing off with Ivanka Trump in a Senate primary run 'If you're going to run for the Florida Senate, you're going to have a tough race, including a primary,' Rubio told 'Fox News Sunday'...
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    Dr. Deborah Birx recounted an atmosphere of censorship and competition for the former president's attention regarding key coronavirus data during a wide-ranging, 90-minute interview that aired on Sunday. During an interview with CBS's Face the Nation, Birx said she had to "remove all of the ancillary data that was coming in" when she was tapped to serve on former President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force and said that "parallel data streams" still made their way into the White House — data that different from what she had given to the vice president. "It took a while after I arrived in the White House to remove all of the ancillary data that was coming in," Birx said. "I mean, there was parallel data stream coming into the White House that were not transparently utilized. And I needed to stop that." Birx said she never determined who was providing...
    New York : Former President Trump resides in Florida. Photo: ALEX EDELMAN / . / . The ex-president Donald trump he is far from giving up his political battle. Several reports indicate that the former president is advancing with his plans to create the “Patriot Party” with two objectives: to pressure Republicans who endorse the impeachment against him and plan your next steps in the next election. Trump builds a list of Republicans whom he would challenge with his loyalists, reported The Washington Post. The ex-president’s operation is organized from Mar-a-Lago, where he has resided since he left the White House, but officially he has not wanted to advance his plans. “We will do something, but not yet”, he told a journalist. The list includes the representative Liz cheney (Wyoming), the highest ranking Republican to vote in favor of the impeachment process; in addition to...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome "Jay" Powell.PersonalBirth date: February 4, 1953 Birth place: Washington, DCBirth name: Jerome Hayden PowellRead MoreFather: Jerome Powell, attorneyMother: Patricia (Hayden) Powell, mathematicianMarriage: Elissa (Leonard) Powell (1985-present)Children: Samuel; Lucy; SusieEducation: Princeton University, A.B. in Politics, 1975; Georgetown University, J.D., 1979Other FactsWas editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Law Journal.Powell is the first chairman in 40 years not to hold a Ph.D. in economics.Avid cyclist who has been known to ride his bike to work at the Fed.Timeline1984-1990 - Works at the investment bank Dillon, Read & Co. 1990-1993 - Assistant Secretary and then Under Secretary of the Treasury for Finance, under US President George H. W. Bush. 1997-2005 - Partner at The Carlyle Group, a private equity and asset management firm.2010-2012 - Visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC.May 25, 2012-present - Serves on the Board of Governors...
    One of the most infamous moments of former President Donald Trump’s public statements about the coronavirus pandemic were rambling comments he made about disinfectant back in April. On CBS’ Face the Nation, Margaret Brennan revisited that infamous moment with Dr. Deborah Birx, who was in the room at the time. When Brennan asked Birx if she knew at one point “the election was a factor in communication about the virus,” Birx said yes. Birx denied personally withholding vital information about the virus before Brennan said, “Some people felt you become an apologist for President Trump.” And that’s when the “disinfectant” moment came up. “You were sitting there and he looked at you and he asked about ultraviolet heat, and you start talking about fevers…” Brennan started. Birx started to take issue with the question and said, “He was not speaking to me. He was speaking to the DHS scientist that...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Tiempo, for the last 20 years, the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association has dedicated itself to promoting Latinos in the legal profession.The association does that by offering educational seminars and networking events designed to strengthen opportunities within the Latino legal and business community on the island.The association has a new Latina president.Joe speaks with Liza Milgrim about her new role and the specific plans she has for the association.Also in this episode, changes to U.S.-Cuba relations.Before he left office, former President Donald Trump re-designated Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, undoing a foreign policy put in place by the Obama administration.Former President Barack Obama had removed Cuba from the blacklist in an effort to begin restoring relations between the two countries.But, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited Cuba's ongoing harboring of U.S. fugitives and support for Venezuela's leader Nicholas...
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that he would vote to dismiss the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump because a Senate trial would be “bad for the country.” Rubio said, “First of all, I think the trial is stupid. I think it’s counterproductive. We already have a flaming fire in this country. It’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on the fire.” He continued, “Second, I look back in the time, for example, Richard Nixon, who had clearly committed crimes and wrongdoing, and in hindsight, I think we would all agree that President Ford’s pardon was important for the country to be able to move forward. History helped Richard Nixon be accountable for what he did.” He added, “I think this is going to be really bad for the country, It’s going to not just as a going to keep us from focusing on important things, but it’s...