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News : Politics

Ousted federal prosecutor hired by New York law firm

Tuesday  20:40,   01 december 2020

Geoffrey Berman, the ousted U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, will be joining a New York-based law firm. Berman was hired by New York-based law firm Fried, Frank Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, the law firm said in a statement on... >>>

Federal workers score legal win over pay halt during 2018-19 shutdown

Tuesday  20:40,   01 december 2020

The longest shutdown in U.S. history stemmed from an impasse over Trump’s border wall demands.In a ruling Tuesday, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith rejected the Trump administration’s bid to throw out the wage-and-hour... >>>

U.S. judiciary, shaped by Trump, thwarts his election challenges

Tuesday  20:40,   01 december 2020

U.S. judiciary, shaped by Trump, thwarts his election challenges(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's reshaping of the federal judiciary has done little to help him win lawsuits challenging the election outcome, with Trump appointees rebuffing... >>>

Trump’s campaign ends as his first one began, surrounded by outcasts and cranks

Tuesday  20:20,   01 december 2020

The political establishment wouldn't touch Trump when he first ran. The legal establishment won't touch him now. His candidacy didn’t gain traction at first. It wasn’t until his comments about immigrants from Mexico spurred a broad backlash... >>>

Biden, the transatlantic relationship and a changing America

Tuesday  20:20,   01 december 2020

As the relative number of Americans with European heritage shrinks, how will other groups of voters think about the U.S.-Europe relationship? The same premise holds when looking at the American voting population by age. At one time, tens of millions >>>

Arizona reports more than 10,000 new cases of COVID-19

Tuesday  20:20,   01 december 2020

Arizona on Tuesday reported more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases and 48 additional fatalities, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).The 10,322 cases posted Tuesday brings Arizona's totals to 337,139 COVID-19 infections... >>>

COVID stimulus talks resume but deal before yearend looks like a long shot

Tuesday  20:20,   01 december 2020

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin plans to meet House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about both the effort to avert a government shutdown next week and the long-stalled stimulus package. © Provided by New York Daily News (L) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin... >>>

Trump family urges U.S. appeals court to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitration

Tuesday  20:20,   01 december 2020

Trump family urges U.S. appeals court to move marketing scam lawsuit to arbitrationNEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for Donald Trump on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to halt a lawsuit accusing the U.S. president of exploiting his family name to >>>

Mark Walker, North Carolina Republican, announces US Senate bid for 2022

Tuesday  20:15,   01 december 2020

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Walker announced his 2022 Senate bid on Tuesday, jump-starting a long primary for a rare open seat that will be crucial to the future control of the chamber. © Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP In this Sept. 18, 2019, file... >>>

Trump sues to reverse Biden win in Wisconsin

Tuesday  19:55,   01 december 2020

The suit is the latest attempt by President Donald Trump's campaign to reverse Joe Biden's projected victory in the Electoral College. © Provided by CNBC U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Green Bay Austin Straubel... >>>

Biden to present top economy advisers as pandemic threat worsens

Tuesday  19:55,   01 december 2020

Biden to present top economy advisers as pandemic threat worsensWILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce his top economic policy advisers on Tuesday as his administration prepares to take power amid a... >>>

Giuliani? Manafort? Himself? Here’s who a lame-duck Trump could pardon.

Tuesday  19:55,   01 december 2020

A rundown of the Trump allies and others who might benefit from the uniquely presidential power. But it’s only the latest example of Trump using his sweeping pardon power to benefit a top ally. While other presidents have pardoned or commuted the... >>>

A witness in Trump ally Sidney Powell's lawsuits says the voting results in 'Edison County' indicate fraud. No such place exists.

Tuesday  19:55,   01 december 2020

The lawsuit is being pushed by allies of President Donald Trump in an effort to fight voters and declare him the winner of Michigan's electoral votes.There's just one problem: There is no Edison County in Michigan, the Detroit Free Press pointed >>>

Trump files suit to overturn his loss in Wisconsin

Tuesday  19:55,   01 december 2020

The lawsuit targets roughly 221,000 ballots in two heavily Democratic counties.Results in the state were certified on Monday, following a partial recount requested and paid for by the Trump campaign that increased Biden’s margin of victory in the... >>>

Warren makes case to Fed chair for canceling student-loan debt

Tuesday  19:50,   01 december 2020

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday pressed for President-elect Joe Biden to take executive action to cancel student-loan debt during an exchange with Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell at a Senate hearing."All on his own, President-elect... >>>