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News : Politics

Alex Azar’s resignation letter paints a misleading picture of Trump’s coronavirus response

Saturday  19:45,   16 january 2021

The HHS secretary warns Trump against inciting more violence but obscures the reality of his own legacy.“The attacks on the Capitol were an assault on our democracy,” Azar said in a letter released this week ahead of his departure from the... >>>

Why the MyPillow guy was at the White House, explained as best we can

Saturday  19:31,   16 january 2021

Bedding CEO Mike Lindell isn’t ready to quit Trump just yet.On Friday, Mike Lindell, the CEO of bedding company MyPillow (you’ve probably seen the commercials) and an avid Donald Trump backer, went to the White House to talk to the president about... >>>

Trump is planning an 'elaborate' send-off for himself before Biden's inauguration. He wants a red carpet, military band, and a 21-gun salute, reports say.

Saturday  19:30,   16 january 2021

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning a military-style send-off to take place before Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20.Trump hopes to walk down a red carpet while a military band plays, sources familiar with the plans told the... >>>

In calling out Trump, Nikki Haley warns of a more sinister threat

Saturday  19:30,   16 january 2021

The rise of censorship and the 'cancel culture' threatens the already unravelling fabric of our republic.Said Haley, in part: "President Trump has not always chosen the right words. He was wrong with his words in Charlottesville, and I told... >>>

HHS Secretary Alex Azar Resigns, Citing Pro-Trump Capitol Riot

Saturday  18:30,   16 january 2021

His resignation will take effect on January 20, the same day that Joe Biden will be sworn in as president. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic early in 2020, Azar has been involved in the Trump administration’s response as a member of the... >>>

Authorities Are Preparing For Even More Far-Right Violence

Saturday  17:52,   16 january 2021

Authorities in Washington, D.C., and state capitals around the nation are battening down the hatches in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s departure from ― and President-elect Joe Biden’s arrival to ― the White House next week. In a public... >>>

Should Donald Trump skip his Senate impeachment trial?

Saturday  17:52,   16 january 2021

His best defense here could be no defense at all.Vice President-elect Kamala Harris assures us the Senate can politically "multitask" to deal with an impeachment, an incoming Biden administration and a pandemic. However, the threshold question is... >>>

MyPillow CEO photographed holding notes after Trump meeting

Saturday  17:52,   16 january 2021

Photographs of myPillow CEO and President Trump supporter Mike Lindell went viral Friday after social media users were able to catch glimpses of notes he was holding as he walked outside the White House following a meeting with the president. ©... >>>

Beto O'Rourke Opposes Ted Cruz Attending Biden Inauguration After Challenging Election Results

Saturday  17:52,   16 january 2021

The former Texas congressman accused Cruz of sedition and called for his "expulsion" from the Senate, following the deadly Capitol riot.According to The Texas Tribune, both Cruz and his fellow Texas Senator John Cornyn confirmed that they plan to... >>>

Manhattan DA expands probe into Trump company to include family estate: report

Saturday  17:15,   16 january 2021

A probe into the Trump Organization's business dealings led by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has reportedly expanded to include the Trump family's Westchester County estate.CNN reported Friday that court documents it... >>>

Biden selects Wendy Sherman for No. 2 State Department post

Saturday  17:15,   16 january 2021

President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday formally announced longtime diplomat Wendy Sherman as his pick to serve as the No. 2 official at the State Department, putting forward another top Obama-era official for a key role in his incoming... >>>

Feds: New York man among Capitol rioters who said they wanted to kill Pelosi, Pence

Saturday  16:56,   16 january 2021

Federal prosecutors said a New York man was arrested on several charges this weekend for his role in the deadly riot by a pro-Trump mob at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month and for allegedly discussing killing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) >>>

Belfast's Troubles echo in today's Washington

Saturday  16:56,   16 january 2021

I've seen this film before - and I didn't like the ending.Violence roiling a society. Soldiers on the streets. Lawmakers in fear that their colleagues will conspire to harm them.The insurrectionary violence of Jan. 6 ripped away an assurance >>>

US lawyers ask 2nd Circuit to nix Trump from defamation suit

Saturday  16:56,   16 january 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court Friday to replace The lawyers filed papers in an appeal of a lower-court Manhattan judge’s ruling denying the substitution in a lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a... >>>

Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley Face Few Repercussions from Corporate Donors Jumping Ship

Saturday  16:45,   16 january 2021

Campaign finance records show that while many corporations are re-evaluating whom to support in Congress after the Capitol riot, the GOP duo is largely insulated from any monetary fallout thanks to a large proportion of individual donors. In the... >>>