Trump Looms Large Now, but Maybe Not Forever

One-term presidents generally don’t leave big footprints. And the last four years may be seen as a reaction to the game-changing presidency of Barack Obama.

#obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Key States, Republicans Were Critical in Resisting Trump’s Election Narrative

They refuted conspiracy theories, certified results, dismissed lawsuits and repudiated a president of their own party.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #tina-barton, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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‘Dear Joe’: Advice for Biden

What is the greatest challenge facing President-elect Joe Biden? We asked readers that question, and what advice they would give him.

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Aides’ Ties to Firms Present Biden With Early Ethics Test

Some of the president-elect’s choices for top posts have done work for undisclosed corporate clients and aided a fund that invests in government contractors.

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Arizona Settles In to Life as a ‘Magenta’ State

Democrats made historic inroads. But it’s a deeply divided place, and some say a “blood bath” is on the horizon in 2022.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-senate, #kelly-mark-e-1964, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voting-and-voters

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In Harsh Rebuke, Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Election Challenge in Pennsylvania

“Voters, not lawyers, choose the president,” a judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in the 21-page repudiation of Mr. Trump’s legal effort to halt Pennsylvania’s certification process.

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E.P.A.’s Final Deregulatory Rush Runs Into Open Staff Resistance

As President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency rushes to complete its regulatory rollbacks, agency staff, emboldened by the Biden victory, moves to stand in the way.

#air-pollution, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Empowered by an Odds-Defying Win, Susan Collins is Ready to Deal

The senator from Maine has emerged from the toughest re-election battle of her career more influential than ever, and ready to play a crucial deal-making role in a divided Senate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #collins-susan-m, #elections-senate, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Gave W.H.O. a List of Demands. Hours Later, He Walked Away.

When President Trump quit the health organization, he left a list of seven demands on the table. Here they are.

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‘Democracy Should Not Be Taken for Granted’

Readers around the world tell us about the global ripple effect of the U.S. election.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Why Did So Many Americans Vote for Trump?

To the dismay of Democrats, the president’s strategy of ignoring the pandemic mostly worked for Republicans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump, Still Claiming Victory, Says He Will Leave if Electors Choose Biden

Taking questions from reporters for the first time since Election Day, the president also said he would travel to Georgia to support Republican candidates before two runoffs that will determine control of the Senate.

#elections-senate, #electoral-college, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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‘Loser’: How a Lifelong Fear Bookended Trump’s Presidency

The president’s inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.

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Families Have Been Torn Apart by Politics. What Happens to Them Now?

Unlike 2016, when conflicts emerged over political choices, this time many are centered on the legitimacy of the result itself.

#families-and-family-life, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Oh, Brother! Tears for Trump

No arguments — or turkey — this Thanksgiving. Just a cocktail.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #fox-news-channel, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republicans-the-france, #thanksgiving-day, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Praise of Janet Yellen the Economist

She never forgot that economics is about people.

#federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #presidential-election-of-2020, #recession-and-depression, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

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A Fight Over Agriculture Secretary Could Decide the Direction of Hunger Policy

The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #clyburn-james-e, #diet-and-nutrition, #endorsements, #food-insecurity, #fudge-marcia-l, #heitkamp-heidi, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

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A Thanksgiving Myth Debunked: People Aren’t Fighting About Politics

Smaller gatherings mean fewer chances to talk to relatives you disagree with. But most Americans prefer to skip partisan debates altogether, no matter how big the turkey.

#families-and-family-life, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #thanksgiving-day

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Biden Urges Unity: ‘We’re at War With the Virus, Not With One Another’

In an emotional address, he pleaded with Americans to “hang on” and cited the death of his son to say that he understood the loss in the nation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Turkey Recipe for 2020

How to feel better about this horrible year.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #thanksgiving-day, #turkey

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White House Weighs Pardon Blitz Before Trump’s Exit

Political allies and associates are starting to press for clemency as the president also considers extending his criminal justice overhaul by commuting lengthy sentences for other offenders.

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Turkey on the Brain

When Capital Letters Ruled the Earth.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Over 30 Trump Campaign Lawsuits Have Failed. Some Rulings Are Scathing.

As President Trump continues to litigate the 2020 election, some judges have lost all patience. Here are some excerpts of their rulings.

#brann-matthew-w, #decisions-and-verdicts, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A New Political Force Emerges in Georgia: Asian-American Voters

The Asian-American population in the state has doubled in two decades, and many live in the Atlanta suburbs, which voted for Joseph R. Biden Jr. by large margins.

#asian-americans-advancing-justice-asian-law-caucus, #asian-americans, #georgia, #gwinnett-county-ga, #korean-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #vietnamese-americans

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No, President Trump Did Not Pardon Himself

Speculation had swirled in recent days that the president might make incendiary news by pardoning humans, but Corn and Cob got the honors at the annual White House ceremony.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #turkeys, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Transition Gets Underway as Team Fans Out Across Capital

Within hours of the Trump administration’s decision to stop blocking the process, representatives of the president-elect began coordinating the handover of power.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #general-services-administration, #murphy-emily-w-1974, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Markets Throw a Welcome Party of Sorts for Biden

Wall Street notched records, as relief settled in that the election is over and Janet Yellen will be the Treasury secretary in the next administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #yellen-janet-l

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Happy Thanksgiving to All Those Who Told the Truth in This Election

Civil servants, elected officials and judges did their jobs and protected democracy.

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Ivanka and Jared Look for a New Beginning As Their D.C. Days Dwindle

The end of President Trump’s time in office leaves his daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well-to-do refugees — but they appear to have plans in New Jersey.

#kushner-jared, #park-avenue-manhattan-ny, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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YouTube, under pressure over election falsehoods, suspends OAN for Covid-19 misinformation.

The company, which has largely escaped the scrutiny faced by other social media outfits, is being pushed to restrict misleading videos.

#elections-senate, #hirono-mazie-k, #klobuchar-amy, #menendez-robert, #peters-gary, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wojcicki-susan, #youtube-com

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Here’s One Thing Republicans and Democrats Agree On: Criminal Justice Reform

Republicans up and down the ballot tried to link Democrats to lawlessness, but lawmakers in both parties are keeping criminal justice reform on the table.

#criminal-justice, #elections, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prisons-and-prisoners

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Trump Stress-Tested the Election System, and the Cracks Showed

Even in the absence of a questionable outcome or any evidence of fraud, President Trump managed to freeze the passage of power for most of a month.

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Why Stacey Abrams Is Confident Georgia Will Stay Blue

Democrats agree that Ms. Abrams’ political vision helped deliver Georgia to Joe Biden. In an interview with The New York Times, she lays out why 2020 was the year it came together.

#abrams-stacey-y, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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What Facebook Fed the Baby Boomers

Many Americans’ feeds are nightmares. I know because I spent weeks living inside two of them.

#baby-boomers, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #donovan-joan-social-scientist, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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A Failed Attempt to Overturn the Election

The Trump administration has authorized formal preparations for the transfer of power. Here is a look at the campaign of lawsuits, lies and pressure that sought to prevent that from happening.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #georgia, #michigan, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Virginia Democrats, Thrilled With Biden Victory, Aren’t Looking for Carbon Copy

Suburban women who played a huge role in Joe Biden’s victory are not convinced that they need a white man to win their governor’s race next year.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carroll-jennifer-sandra, #carter-lee-j-1987, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #fairfax-justin-edward, #indivisible-project, #mcauliffe-terry, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #virginia

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Roiled by Election, Facebook Struggles to Balance Civility and Growth

Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company’s bottom line.

#computers-and-the-internet, #engineering-and-engineers, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Guess Whose Votes Trump Doesn’t Want Counted

There’s a pattern here, and it began with “birtherism.”

#black-people, #conspiracy-theories, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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We Know How to Run Better Elections. Why Don’t We Do It?

It’s clear what reforms are needed. Some states are even implementing them.

#black-people, #national-institute-of-standards-and-technology, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #voting-machines

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After Chaotic 4 Years, Wall St. Is Itching to Unfollow @realDonaldTrump

President Trump turned his Twitter feed into a singular source of market volatility. Now, investors are looking forward to markets free of presidential tweets.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #international-trade-and-world-market, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden

A key official designated President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner after Michigan certified his victory there and President Trump lost another court decision in Pennsylvania.

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Trump Contrives His Stab-in-the-Back Myth

An obscene conspiracy theory from the past echoes loudly in the present.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #germany, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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What Donald Trump Liked About Being President

He preferred the parts of the job that combined pomp, splendor and a world amenable to his decisions. In other words, he always seemed to genuinely enjoy pardoning turkeys.

#politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #turkeys

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Trump Wars II: The Loser Strikes Back

Trashing the nation on his way out the door.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #european-central-bank, #mnuchin-steven-t, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #treasury-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Fight to Win Latino Voters for the G.O.P.

For 10 years, Libre — an arm of the Koch family’s Americans for Prosperity — has been working to foster conservatism in Hispanic communities. Now, the group is going all-in on Georgia’s Senate runoffs.

#hispanic-americans, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Who is Sidney Powell? The Lawyer Behind Wild Voting Conspiracy Theories

A frequent guest on conservative radio and TV, she briefly became a public face of the Trump campaign before being cut loose on Sunday.

#elections, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #powell-sidney-attorney, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j

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How Misinformation ‘Superspreaders’ Seed False Election Theories

Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.

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Trump’s Legal Farce Is Having Tragic Results

There is nothing funny about the Republican Party’s multipronged attack on voting rights.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #federal-courts-us, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Can This Get Any More Pathetic?

The president and his enablers may look like fools, but they are causing real damage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #game-of-thrones-tv-program, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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What Makes Trump’s Subversion Efforts So Alarming? His Collaborators

The president has been trying to dismantle our shared beliefs about democracy. And now, his fellow Republicans are helping him.

#democratic-party, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voting-and-voters

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