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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A Rush to Expand the Border Wall That Many Fear Is Here to Stay

Despite the president-elect’s vow to halt the project, the Trump administration is expanding the wall at a breakneck pace.

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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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Assassination Threatens Fate of Iran Nuclear Deal

The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist is likely to impede the country’s military ambitions. Its real purpose may have been to prevent the president-elect from resuming diplomacy with Tehran.

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How Democrats Suffered Crushing Down-Ballot Losses Across America

In statehouse races, suburban voters’ disgust with President Trump failed to translate into a rebuke of other Republicans, ensuring the party’s grip on partisan mapmaking.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Military’s Role in Vaccine to Be Strictly Behind the Scenes

While no troops will be administering shots or dropping off doses, scores of Defense Department employees are involved in the effort.

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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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Oh, Brother! Tears for Trump

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

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Trump Brought Back Michael Flynn for the Finale, Fallon Says

“Seriously, there’s a name from the past,” Jimmy Fallon said of Flynn on Wednesday. “Even Michael Flynn was like, ‘Damn, I totally forgot about Michael Flynn.’”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colbert-stephen, #fallon-jimmy, #late-show-with-stephen-colbert-tv-program, #the-tonight-show-tv-program, #trump-donald-j

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Firing Squads and Electrocution? New Rule Would Allow More Execution Methods

The rule, which would permit methods including firing squads and electrocution, comes as the administration rushes to execute five more prisoners before President Trump’s term ends.

#capital-punishment, #justice-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New Rule Would Allow U.S. to Use More Methods for Executions

The rule, which would permit methods including firing squads and electrocution, comes as the administration rushes to execute five more prisoners before President Trump’s term ends.

#capital-punishment, #justice-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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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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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn

The president’s former national security adviser twice pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador.

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C.I.A. Officer Is Killed in Somalia

The officer’s combat death came as President Trump considers pulling back on American operations in the region.

#central-intelligence-agency, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-africa, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #shabab, #somalia, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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U.S. Economy Stumbles as the Coronavirus Spreads Widely

Claims for new unemployment benefits and other data suggest that the recent increase in infections is threatening the economic recovery.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Congress Pays $850,000 to Muslim Aides Targeted in Inquiry Stoked by Trump

The House resolved wrongful termination claims by five Pakistani-American technology workers whose case was twisted into a right-wing conspiracy theory pushed by President Trump.

#awan-imran, #conspiracy-theories, #house-of-representatives, #schultz-debbie-wasserman, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #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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Trump’s ‘Favorite Dictator’ Imprisoned My Husband — to Test Joe Biden

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt is using human rights activists in a game of geopolitical brinkmanship. What will the new administration do about it?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #egypt, #egyptian-initiative-for-personal-rights, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #sisi-abdel-fattah-el, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Jimmy Kimmel Rags on Trump for His Randy Quaid Retweets

“Let’s just say he makes Gary Busey look like Dr. Fauci,” Kimmel said of the pro-Trump actor after the president retweeted five of his posts on Tuesday.

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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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Trump Is Said to Plan Pardon of Flynn

Michael T. Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser, twice pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #flynn-michael-t, #trump-donald-j, #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.

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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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Deadly Bombing Shatters an Afghan Haven From War

While international donors gather in Geneva to discuss a reduced aid package to Afghanistan, intense violence has Afghan officials pleading for continued assistance.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #bamiyan-afghanistan, #civilian-casualties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corruption-institutional, #destruction-of-cultural-antiquities-and-heritage, #ghani-ashraf, #qatar, #saleh-amrullah, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations

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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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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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Should Trump Be Prosecuted?

Being president should mean you are more accountable, not less, to the rule of law.

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Two Costly Wars, and a Legacy of Shame

The troop withdrawals in Iraq and Afghanistan planned by the Trump administration amount to a painful admission: We lost.

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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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Late Night Won’t Let Trump’s Legal Team Forget Sidney Powell So Easily

Stephen Colbert said the disavowed lawyer and conspiracy theorist had been invited to a news conference last week by mistake, joking, “They meant to invite Sidney Powell Total Landscaping.”

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After Trump, Biden Faces Pressure to Stand Up to China by Embracing Taiwan

In his final days in office, President Trump is trying to undermine Beijing by showing support for Taiwan. President-elect Biden will likely follow a similar path — without the pugnacity.

#defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #presidential-transition-us, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-international-relations, #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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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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G.M. Drops Its Support for Trump Climate Rollbacks and Aligns With Biden

General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #fuel-efficiency, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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Business Leaders, Citing Damage to Country, Urge Trump to Begin Transition

At the urging of New York’s attorney general, business leaders in New York push for the Trump administration to begin a transfer of power.

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NY Business Leaders Push Trump to Begin Transition

At the urging of New York’s attorney general, business leaders in New York push for the Trump administration to begin a transfer of power.

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