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    Former President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he wants President Joe Biden, whom he lost to in 2020, to “succeed incredibly” even if that meant losing the next election were the former president to run. During an interview that aired Thursday night, Trump told Hannity that there needs to be a “great leader,” whether Democrat or Republican, “that can go toe-to-toe with President Xi [Jinping] of China,” French President Emanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “You want Joe Biden to succeed?” asked Hannity. “I would rather have him succeed incredibly, even if it meant a much tougher end and maybe even a loss. I want to see what’s good for the country. If I had my choice of having this mess that we’re having there right now, this country’s a mess. This country’s not going to survive. The way it’s going right now, it’s not going to survive.” In addition to that eye-opening moment, there were other noteworthy moments from Hannity’s interview with Trump. Examples Trump saying he could declassify documents just by “thinking about...
    The race to replace Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) as the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee is quickly heating up after the chairwoman lost her primary race to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Tuesday evening. Depending on the outcome of the midterm elections, the lawmaker who prevails in the race will play a key role in either defending the Biden administration as Republicans look to launch investigations or leading additional investigations into controversies surrounding former President Donald Trump. Multiple candidates have already made their interest in the role clear, with Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-VA), both of whom previously sought the position in 2019 but were defeated by Maloney, launching bids on Wednesday. CALIFORNIA TO BAN SALES OF ALL NEW GAS-POWERED CARS BEGINNING IN 2035 Maloney took over the position following the death of former Chairman Elijah Cummings.  Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), whose profile rose steeply serving as one of the impeachment managers and during his role on the Jan. 6 select committee, told Punchbowl News...
    The race to replace Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) as the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee is quickly heating up after the chairwoman lost her primary race to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on Tuesday evening. Depending on the outcome of the midterm elections, the individual who prevails in the race will play a key role in either defending the Biden Administration as Republicans look to launch investigations or leading additional investigations into controversies surrounding the Trump administration. Multiple candidates have already made their interest in the role evident, with Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-VA) — both of whom previously sought the position in 2019 but were were defeated by Maloney — officially launching bids on Wednesday. CALIFORNIA TO BAN SALES OF ALL NEW GAS-POWERED CARS BEGINNING IN 2035 Maloney took over the position following the death of former Chairman Elijah Cummings.  Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), w whose profile saw a steep rise serving as one of the impeachment managers and during his role on the Jan....
    As Democrats despair over President Biden’s unpopularity and cast about for an alternative, many overlook the obvious front-runner to succeed him as party leader: Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden, of course, has said he fully plans to seek reelection in 2024, with Harris as his running mate. But that hasn’t stopped rampant speculation about the leadership and direction of a post-Biden Democratic Party, and how soon it takes shape. Some Democrats have turned from musing to open mutiny, urging the septuagenarian president to stand aside for the perceived good of his party, as well as the country, and make way for someone younger and more vigorous. Some of that may be ageism. (Though, at age 79, Biden has clearly lost a few steps.) Most of the chatter stems from panic among Democrats fearing a ghastly November and worried that worse could come if Biden tops the ticket again in 2024. Hence, the breathlessness surrounding a notional Gavin Newsom run for president and the bruiting about of other possible Biden replacements: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren,...
    President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated three judges to serve on appellate courts, including Florence Y. Pan, who he tapped to succeed Supreme Court-designate Ketanji Brown Jackson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The president also nominated public interest lawyer Rachel Bloomekatz to serve on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Magistrate Judge Doris Pryor to serve on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, adding to his administration's promise of diversity to appoint more women to federal courts. "For example, if confirmed, Judge Doris Pryor would be the first judge of color to ever serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from Indiana," according to a White House readout. BIDEN IS WINNING ON ONE FRONT: JUDICIAL NOMINEES So far, 98 of the president's judicial nominees have been women, and a majority of his appointees have been people of color. Pan's nomination to the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., would be the second time Biden has selected her to fill a seat vacated by Jackson, as she...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Karine Jean-Pierre will succeed Jen Psaki as White House press secretary, announced President Joe Biden on Thursday. Jean-Pierre, who currently is the principal deputy White House press secretary, will be the first openly gay White House press secretary. In a statement, Biden said: Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue to lead the way in communicating about the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American people. Jill and I have known and respected Karine a long time and she will be a strong voice speaking for me and this Administration. Jen Psaki has set the standard for returning decency, respect and decorum to the White House Briefing Room. I want to say thank you to Jen for raising the bar, communicating directly and truthfully to the American people, and keeping her sense of humor while doing so. I thank Jen her service to the country, and wish her the very best as she moves forward. Before Jean-Pierre served as a senior official on...
    President Joe Biden will announce a new "united response" from the United States and its NATO allies Thursday after a preliminary round of sanctions failed to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin from launching a "special military operation" against Ukraine. Putin delivered a speech at 6 a.m. Moscow time on Thursday, explaining to the Russian public how troops and other military assets would penetrate Ukraine beyond the disputed Donbas region. That speech was quickly followed by local reports of explosions near Kyiv and Russian aircraft flying overhead in the Ukrainian capital. 'UNPROVOKED' AND 'UNJUSTIFIED': BIDEN CONDEMNS RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE "The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering," Biden said in a statement responding to the invasion. "Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and...
              more   The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday to keep its stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency rule that would require employers of more than 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccines in place, determining that the private businesses challenging the rule were likely to win their case. The case is BST Holdings v. OSHA, No. 21-60845. BST Holdings, along with a host of other companies and several states, including Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, Mississippi and Utah, sued President Joe Biden’s OSHA to halt the vaccine mandate. The court noted in its decision that an obscure provision of the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act, authorizing the agency to issue an “Emergency Temporary Standard” (ETS), violates the 1950 Administrative Procedures Act, which says that all rule-making procedures of federal government agencies and departments must go through a lengthy public comment procedure before their issuance. ETS had only been invoked ten times in 50 years. Six of those ETSs were challenged in court, and only one survived the challenge. The Congressional Research Service identified the...
     'Dumb and Dumber' is one of my favorite movies. I don’t usually like slapstick comedy films but it’s so relentlessly stupid that it’s laugh-out-loud hilarious. What passes for a plot involves two imbecilic best friends – played by Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey - who crisscross America to return a suitcase full of cash to a woman they both fall in love with. But really, it’s just an excuse for endless gags about how cerebrally challenged they are. The longer the movie goes on, the more absurdly half-witted they reveal themselves to be. I regret to say that President Joe Biden and his Vice-President, Kamala Harris are fast becoming the political equivalent of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne. Barely a day goes by when one of them isn’t doing something worthy of abject mockery – from Biden falling asleep at the COP26 climate change summit, to Harris appearing in a World Space Day video with hired child actors who she pretended were wide-eyed real kids enthralled by her exultation of space exploration.  (The video was made by a firm named...
    U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan Thomas West on Monday hoped the Taliban would be “successful” in its battle against the Islamic State, and hinted the new rulers of Afghanistan needed to sever their ties with al-Qaeda if they desire international recognition. “The Taliban have voiced very clearly and openly their desire to normalize relations with the international community, to see a resumption in aid, to see a return of the international diplomatic community to Kabul and to see sanctions relief. The United States can deliver none of these things on our own,” West told reporters by telephone from Brussels, where he delivered a briefing on Afghanistan to the NATO alliance. “Allies are going to continue to play a heavy role in Afghanistan: Germany, the United Kingdom, France,” he elaborated. “We will all engage forthrightly and in a clear-eyed manner with the Taliban and with shared interests and objectives.” West said the U.S. is “worried about the uptick in ISIS-K attacks, and we want the Taliban to be successful against them.” ISIS-K is the abbreviation widely used for the Islamic State’s...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE endorsed Kari Lake in the Republican primary for Arizona governor.  In a crowded GOP field, Trump endorsed the former TV news anchor who “will do a far better job than RINO Governor Doug DuceyDoug DuceyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Government shutdown fears increase as leaders dig in Dozens of Republican governors call for meeting with Biden on border surge White House debates vaccines for air travel MORE—won’t even be a contest!” “She is strong on Crime, will protect our Border, Second Amendment, Military, and Vets, and will fight to restore Election Integrity (both past and future!). She is against Covid lockdowns, Cancel Culture, and will end “woke” curriculum in our schools,” Trump said in his statement. “Kari Lake has my Complete and Total Endorsement. She will be a great Governor for...
    President Biden again criticized a reporter for asking a difficult question on Wednesday in Geneva when he declared members of the press need a "negative view of life" to be good at their jobs, while complaining he doesn't receive "positive" questions.  Biden approached a group of reporters before boarding Air Force Once to apologize for scolding CNN’s Kaitlan Collins earlier in the day but quickly continued his criticism of the press. A reporter echoed Collin’s original question and asked if there was any evidence Russian President Vladimir Putin would change his ways after their summit this week.  "Look, to be a good reporter, you’ve got to be negative. You’ve got to have a negative view of life, it seems to me," Biden told reporters. "You never ask a positive question." BIDEN SNAPS AT REPORTER OVER PUTIN QUESTION: 'YOU'RE IN THE WRONG BUSINESS' VideoBiden, who has been asked softball questions about ice cream and even praised by reporters in their queries, offered a lengthy explanation about why he won't negotiate through the media.  "We will see whether or not it...
    A Wisconsin federal judge ordered a temporary halt to a $4 billion race-based federal relief program for farmers on Thursday.  A group of White farmers had filed a lawsuit arguing the policy discriminates against them.  Milwaukee District Judge William Griesbach issued a temporary restraining order, noting the White farmers "are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) " use of race-based criteria in the administration of the program violates their right to equal protection under the law," according to NBC News.  "The obvious response to a government agency that claims it continues to discriminate against farmers because of their race or national origin is to direct it to stop: it is not to direct it to intentionally discriminate against others on the basis of their race and national origin," Griesbach continued.  The USDA could not immediately be reached for comment.  FARMERS REACT TO BILLIONS IN COVID RELIEF BILL FOR MINORITY FARMERS The $4 billion provision was part of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue package, and the funds were to be used...
    President Joe Biden argued that black entrepreneurs needed more assistance from the federal government because many did not have accountants or lawyers. “The data shows young black entrepreneurs are just as capable of succeeding, given the chance, as white entrepreneurs are, but they don’t have lawyers, they don’t have accountants, but they have great ideas,” Biden said. The president spoke about black business owners during a speech recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Greenwood Race Massacre in Tulsa. Biden said he would focus more on small business loans to help black-owned businesses grow. He also announced that the federal government would use more of its purchasing power to support “disadvantaged businesses” including those owned by “black and brown” Americans. “I have the authority to do that,” Biden said. Biden also said he wanted to invest more federal research money into Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “The reason why they don’t … their students are equally able to learn as well, and get the good-paying jobs that start at 90 to 100 thousand bucks,” he said. “But they don’t have the...
    Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell used an opportunity Wednesday to dodge a question about the infighting within the GOP House caucus and admit that he has no intention of negotiating in good faith with the White House and never did.  Asked about the effort to oust Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her leadership post, McConnell offered, "100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration ... 100% of my focus is on standing up to this administration." McConnell also declared Senate Republicans’ "total unity" around obstructing President Joe Biden's efforts to end the pandemic, shore up the economy, and make a historic investment in the country’s future. "What we have in the United States Senate is total unity from Susan Collins to Ted Cruz in opposition to what the new Biden administration is trying to do to this country," McConnell said, apparently forgetting the fact that Democrats also exist in the U.S. Senate.  McConnell's comments came just one day after he promised there would "none, zero" support from Senate Republicans for Biden's new proposals to invest some $4 trillion in the...
    Don’t look now, but Joe Biden is a on a roll. After last year’s low wattage campaign, expectations were low for Uncle Joe as president. Some 50 odd days in, all but the most committed partisans would admit he is off to a strong start. Muscled through the all-Democrat Congress, his $1.9 trillion stimulus package is the law of the land. Checks for $1,400 are en route to 150 million Americans. REP. CHUCK FLEISCHMANN: FIXING BIDEN'S BORDER CRISIS – IT'S TIME FOR DEMS TO WORK WITH GOP ON A SOLUTION Yes, the frequently-cited approval numbers around relief package are overwrought – who would ever respond "no way!" when asked about getting handed free cash – but the bill is poised to ignite the embers of an economy already beginning to stir.   The pump is primed for things to get even better for Team Biden. The weather is warming, vaccines are rolling and the economy is humming – a potent concoction for an electorate that has been consuming little but COVID-induced dread during a long year of lockdown. More from Opinion Liz Peek: Biden out...
    President Joe Biden signaled over the weekend he is optimistic about the future of his political agenda. “I’m going to succeed,” Biden said, when asked about the future of his agenda. “We’re going to succeed moving forward.” Biden spoke to reporters after Democrats rammed through their partisan $1.9 trillion American Rescue package through the Senate using budget reconciliation and their simple Senate majority. Not one Republican voted for the package. “Look, the American people strongly support what we’re doing,” Biden said. “That’s the key here and that’s going to continue to seep down through the public, including from our Republican friends.” Biden said Republicans would continue to get “a lot of pressure” in the future. The president’s next plan is a massive infrastructure spending bill, a priority Republicans have signaled interest in. “I still haven’t given up on getting their support,” Biden said about Republicans. House Democrats continue passing big chunks of their agenda, including bills passing dramatic policing reform, election laws, and In the coming weeks, Democrats will push forward on some of their more partisan issues including gun control,...
    (CNN)Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wants the United States to lead the world on high-speed rail, a goal that's easier said than done.American transportation investments been car-dominated since hundreds of billions were spent to build the Interstate Highway System in the 20th century. But Buttigieg, echoing his boss, President Joe Biden (who is sometimes called "Amtrak Joe," thanks to his habit of riding the train between his home state of Delaware and Washington) has spoken recently of upgrading American rail. "We gotta take things to the next level," Buttigieg said on MSNBC last week. "I think we have a real opportunity to do that especially with the bipartisan appetite for real investments that we have before us this year." Buttigieg has a history of thinking differently on transportation. As mayor of South Bend, Indiana, he led an effort to re-orient its downtown around pedestrians and cyclists, rather than motorists. Now he's working on a bigger stage, and will try to succeed where others have fallen short.America had the fastest passenger trains in the world in 1959, according to Amtrak, but now...
    Thursday on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) vowed not to give into attacks against him and allow a double standard applied to conservatives. Hawley’s remarks come as a Simon & Schuster-associated publishing house is the publisher for Hunter Biden’s forthcoming book on the heels of canceling Hawley’s book. Partial transcript as follows: SEN. JOSH HAWLEY (R-MO): Well, you know, Sean, this is just a classic, left-wing hypocrisy. What we are seeing here is woke capital. They have an agenda. They want to push their cronies. They want to push their ideological agenda, and they want to silence and punish conservatives. And they tried to do it with me, although I’m not going to be silenced. But you and I both know they are trying to do it across the board, on social media. They’re trying to go after small business people who donated to Republicans. It’s unbelievable, and we just have to stand up and say no. HANNITY: They’re going to be putting on this big loud show next week with a predetermined outcome. First, do you agree it’s...
    We call our country the United States of America. But with the exception of 9/11 and the aftermath of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, I can’t remember a time in my life when this country was politically united. Periods of less discord and polarization, yes. But unity of thought between Republicans and Democrats on the political issues of the day, no. Certainly not during the last two decades of the George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump presidencies. Nor the 1980s and 1990s during the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton presidencies. Nor the John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter presidencies of the 1960s and 1970s. Anyone who thinks differently either has a faulty memory or is fooling themselves. So I’m having a hard time understanding what both Democrats and Republicans are seeking with their calls for unity. Stopping violence is certainly in order. So is less talking and more listening. And more respect for opposing views. But healthy disagreement is a hallmark of a thriving democratic society. When we are at our...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — The U.S.’s relationship with Iran will never be easy. Not even President-elect Joe Biden’s readiness to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, will be of much help. He has made it clear his goal is Iran’s compliance. But will anger over the killing of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and the small window of opportunity before June’s presidential election rule out diplomacy in the near term? Probably not, because Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei knows that Iran needs sanctions relief, but he will press for the U.S. to relax sanctions before Iran does anything. The Iranians can get back into compliance with the 2015 deal by respecting the limits imposed on the number of their centrifuges, the level to which they can enrich, the amount of low-enriched uranium they can accumulate, dismantling two cascades of installed advanced centrifuges, and so on. For the U.S.’s part, it can again suspend sanctions, providing desperately needed economic relief for Iranians. But it would still take four to six months for Iran to get...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — For America’s friends around the world, the election of Joe Biden comes as a relief. It should also be a call to action. Washington’s once and future partners are right to celebrate. Biden’s national security team is competent and anchored by committed multilateralists. The president-elect has promised to revitalize U.S. alliances and lead coalitions to confront challenges such as climate change and the rise of China. After President Trump’s unremitting barrage of slights, insults, blackmail and threats, U.S. allies can expect a friendlier reception and much steadier leadership from a Biden White House. At the same time, the U.S. stands weakened by the pandemic and political divisions at home. Biden will be harried by Republican opposition in the Senate and distracted by the pandemic and other pressing domestic issues. The past four years have emboldened illiberal regimes around the world, and the institutions that might once have reined them in — including NATO and the World Trade Organization — are reeling from Trump’s assaults. Restoring an international system that supports democratic values will take more than enlightened...
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit from GOP Rep. Mike Kelly and failed Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell, among others. The state's highest court dismissed the suit on Saturday evening that sought to vacate all mail-in ballots claiming that the legislature passed the laws that expanded their use unconstitutionally. They ruled that the group of Republicans failed to "file their facial constitutional challenge in a timely manner,” given the law was passed more than a year ago. "At the time this action was filed on November 21, 2020, millions of Pennsylvania voters had already expressed their will in both the June 2020 Primary Election and the November 2020 General Election and the final ballots in the 2020 General Election were being tallied, with the results becoming seemingly apparent," the justices wrote. They called the lawsuit "beyond cavil," and they said that ruling in the Republicans' favor "would result in the disenfranchisement of millions of Pennsylvania voters." The judge's ruling came days after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed off on the certification of President-elect Joe Biden as the winner...
    Loading the player... As much of the country welcomes President-elect Joe Biden some Mississippi lawmakers are voicing their concerns for the country’s future. Read More: Melania Trump refuses to meet with Dr. Jill Biden: report Mississippi Rep. Price Wallace is not in favor of the outcome of 2020 presidential election and headed to Twitter to say he thinks Mississippi should form its own country independent of the United States. “We need to succeed [sic] from the union and form our own country,” Wallace posted in a now-deleted tweet on Nov. 7 caught by Law & Crime. The publication notes the lawmaker wrote “succeed” when he meant, “secede,” which means to formally leave an organization or federation. The source adds Wallace’s comments were made after former Republican state lawmaker Robert Foster posted a message to his Twitter account in regards to the 2020 election. Foster is a known Trump supporter. A man speaks with supporters of President Donald Trump demonstrating outside of where votes are still being counted six days after the general election on November 9, 2020 in Philadelphia,...
    In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, one dissatisfied Republican lawmaker in Mississippi called for the state to “succeed” from the U.S. and create an entirely new country, the Mississippi Free Press reported Monday. Mississippi Rep. Price Wallace (R), a former farmer who was first elected to the state’s House of Representatives in 2018, made the comment on Twitter this week in response to social media posts from former Republican state lawmaker Robert Foster. Foster first made national headlines last year when, as a Mississippi gubernatorial candidate, he refused to allow then-Mississippi Today journalist Larrison Campbell to participate in a “ride along” with him unless she agreed to bring along a male colleague. Foster told Campbell that he obeyed the so-called “Billy Graham Rule“—also observed by Vice President Mike Pence—in which a man declines to be alone with any woman other than his wife in order to “avoid any decision that may evoke suspicion.” Foster, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who has repeatedly challenged the results of the 2020 election, began the social media interaction with the...
    'We did it, we did it Joe,' squealed Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris yesterday as she congratulated Joe Biden on his victory. The video of the 56-year-old - which showed her in running gear embracing her husband Douglas Emhoff - contrasts sharply with her comments 18 months ago which threatened to derail Mr Biden's bid for the White House. In a debate involving Democrats vying for their party's nomination to take on Donald Trump, Ms Harris asked to speak about 'the issue of race' and proceeded to accuse Mr Biden of making 'very hurtful' comments about having worked with two segregationist Senators. 'I do not believe you are a racist,' she said. 'But it is personal.' He denied her claim, but his support slumped while hers soared. Now the pair will make history together - he as the oldest ever President, she as both the first female and the first black and Asian American to be Vice President. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, pictured in Delaware, Washignton on Friday, are set to make history when they take up their new...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) encouraged Americans to hope for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden claims a 'mandate' to govern, calls for end to 'partisan warfare' Mark Meadows tests positive for coronavirus Trump supporters scream at Telemundo reporter during live broadcast from Maricopa ballot center MORE's success following the former vice president's electoral victory Saturday, with Hogan adding that, "Everyone should want our president to succeed." Biden was projected to win the presidency Saturday following news that he had won his home state of Pennsylvania, a victory that lead him to 270 Electoral College votes.  Multiple news outlets, including CNN, ABC and the Associated Press called the race just before 11:30 a.m., while Fox News followed suit shortly after.  Hogan took to Twitter within the hour to congratulate Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisGeorgia Senate race between Perdue, Ossoff heads to runoff Trump says Biden should not 'wrongfully' claim victory in presidential race Overnight Health Care: Election results underscore different views on coronavirus | What could a Biden administration do on health care? | Battle lines form over coronavirus fight...
    Officials across D.C., Maryland and Virginia are reacting after Democrat Joe Biden clinched the White House with a victory in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) tweeted his congratulations to the president-elect, saying all Americans “should want our president to succeed because we need our country to succeed.” Congratulations to President-elect Biden. Everyone should want our president to succeed because we need our country to succeed. We have great challenges ahead of us as a country. Now more than ever, we need to come together as Americans. — Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) November 7, 2020 Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) tweeted his congratulations to Biden and running mate Kamala Harris too. Northam said now is the time for Americans “to come together as a nation.” Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. It’s time to come together as a nation to address our challenges and move our country forward. I am looking forward to working with you! — Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) November 7, 2020 D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) issued a statement saying...
    WHITE House adviser Jared Kushner has been accused of “casual racism” after claiming that black Americans must “want to be successful” in order for them to succeed under President Donald Trump. Kushner said during a Fox News interview on Monday that his father-in-law’s policies can assist the black community with problems “they’re complaining about.” 2White House adviser Jared Kushner said that black Americans must 'want' to succeed in order to succeedCredit: Fox News “One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful,” Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, said. “What you’re seeing throughout the country now is a groundswell of support in the black community because they’re realizing that all the different bad things that the media and the Democrats have said about President Trump are not true and so they’re seeing that he’s actually delivered,” he...
    Roxanne Cooper September 26, 2020 9:32PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story President Donald Trump revealed his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday, barely five weeks out from the Nov. 3 election. He has chosen conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the job. If the 48-year-old law professor is confirmed, her appointment would consolidate a conservative majority in the country's top court. : Democratic opponents, led by presidential candidate Joe Biden, have demanded that Republicans back off on replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg — a liberal icon — until after the Nov. 3 election. Leaders of the Republican majority in the Senate, which is tasked with confirming Supreme Court nominees, said they have enough support to hold a vote on the nomination either before the election or at worst during the "lame duck" session between the election and the inauguration of the next president in January. "We will certainly do that this year," Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. : If Barrett is confirmed, the Supreme Court would have a 6-3 conservative majority. Barrett was only appointed to the bench for...
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