"Colleagues of mine that I had known for decades... decades in that one experience, because I was in the White House, decided that I had become this political person, even though they had known me forever. I had to ask myself every morning, is there something that I think I can do that would be helpful in responding to this pandemic and it's something I asked myself every night," she said. … [Read more...] about Birx Says White House ‘Censored’ Her, 2020 Election Was Factor in Task Force’s Reduced Role
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In the past four years the US and China have feuded over trade, visas for journalists and diplomats, the coronavirus, human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the crackdown in Hong Kong, and the US’s growing friendship with Taiwan. Trump has overseen diplomatic, trade and economic sanctions on Chinese officials, which he has continued to expand since the election with the presidential powers he retains until Biden is inaugurated. While Biden has pledged to maintain a tough line on China, the tone of the relationship is expected to change. … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping congratulates Joe Biden on election win
President Joe Biden and the Democrats who now control Congress could earn respect, if not votes, for telling coal country the truth -- that coal must be phased out of the national energy mix, but that workers will not be left behind. That means they should get job training, health care, wage replacement and, when possible, jobs in the new industries that are popping up to replace fossil fuels. This suite of policy solutions is complex, but they must be taken seriously, and the discussion must forward the voices of fossil-fuel workers. Workers need to know that climate advocates respect and support them before we can move forward. … [Read more...] about This town powered America for decades. What do we owe them?
President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress made Hunter Biden’s business dealings in China and Ukraine a line of attack against the elder Biden during the 2020 election campaign. Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible Wednesday … [Read more...] about QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden arguing he is ‘unfit’ to be president and ‘will do whatever it takes to bail out Hunter’
“I do think that we're bigger than all of this. Donald Trump was a stain on our country. I don't think we could have sustained our democracy if he had two terms in office, for what he was doing to our institution or what he was doing to our Constitution. He dishonored it," she said. … [Read more...] about Pelosi: Trump could be an accessory to murder ‘because he instigated that insurrection’
The Winner Takes It All At the state level, things are further complicated by the binary nature of the US’s "winner take all" election system, which requires a plurality or a majority of the vote for a district to win a seat in the House of Representatives. Smith suggests that this system, that’s baked into the Constitution, “is an overwhelming institutional barrier to get over. You would have to have a really good idea and one party would have to just oppose it to lose.” … [Read more...] about The Winner Takes It All: Academic Explains Why America’s Two-Party System Isn’t Going Anywhere
Swalwell said this trial would be different than the impeachment of Trump a year ago over soliciting foreign intervention from Ukraine into the 2020 presidential election. That's because the senators are not just jurors, but also witnesses to the insurrection who "ran for their lives," he said. … [Read more...] about Trump impeachment manager Swalwell on trial: ‘If the Senate allows witnesses, we will be ready with witnesses’
"As a result of decreased purchasing power, over 80 per cent of households report relying on negative coping mechanisms to afford food," he said adding that also of grave concern is the continuing economic crisis that has created fuel shortages and power cuts during winter, and a rising dependency on child labour. … [Read more...] about Foreign fighters in Syria have moved to other places: India at UNSC
Alex Azar, former health and human services secretary, made this even more confusing last week at his final OWS briefing by announcing that the partnership would no longer hold back second doses, instead shipping its entire stockpile to serve as first shots. Azar said he was confident that manufacturers would produce enough excess to guarantee second shots roughly on schedule, delivered 21 days later for Pfizer’s and 28 days later for Moderna’s. He blamed states for being slow in administering the doses and said future allotments would penalize states that are not giving shots quickly enough, a step later rejected by Biden officials. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Has Been Slow And Chaotic. Here’s How That Could Change.
Throughout the entire 2020 campaign season, Trump’s donations totaled $1.96 trillion, compared to Biden’s $1.69 trillion through November 23. Trump received a heavy fundraising boost between October 15 and November 23 thanks to his challenge to the results of the election. … [Read more...] about REPORT: Joe Biden Rode Record-Breaking ‘Dark Money’ Donations Into The White House