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Sixty-one percent of all voters — but just 21 percent of Republicans — say Biden did win legitimately. And even for the half of Republicans who say they prioritize the GOP generally over allegiance to Trump, his high approval remains unmoved by recent events. Among Republicans who say their primary loyalty is to Trump over the party, 98 percent approve of his performance. (Those findings, however, contrast with a recent Pew poll showing Trump’s job rating declining among Republicans.) An additional 9 percent say Trump is "not as good as most."
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WASHINGTON — Joe Biden was elected on a promise to heal the nation, saying Republicans would have a post-Donald Trump "epiphany" that would finally allow for bipartisan governance. There must be accountability for lies and lawbreaking. Biden has already ruled out a pardon for Trump, saying at an MSNBC town hall before the election that he would defer entirely to prosecutors and not get involved. But the new president will set the tone for how former Trump officials and defenders should be treated in public life. "A lack of accountability is the quickest path to instability and future division," Perriello said.
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In a historic ceremony, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Harris is the first female, Black, and Asian American vice president-elect in United States history. In a historic ceremony, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, ABC News first reported. Harris is the first female, Black, and Asian American vice president-elect in United States history. Read more: Kamala Harris is staffing up with veteran Washington insiders in advance of being sworn in as the country's first woman vice president.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Sonia Sotomayor, Harris, Sotomayor, Joe Biden, Biden, Christian Nunes, Insider's Eliza Relman, Read, Barack Obama, Harris's, Doug Emhoff Organizations: Supreme, American, Latina, Capitol, ABC News, National Organization for Women, Washington, White House, ABC, Citizens United Locations: United States, Indian, Civil
Body cam footage from Boston civil rights protests shows how police are out of control. In the wake of last week's Capitol riots, the danger of the American right-wing has become impossible to ignore. Cops on the groundOff duty cops were a presence in the crowd that stormed the Capitol, according to numerous reports. Police showed their appreciation during civil rights protests this summer in what could be a preview of what's to come. This treatment provides a striking contrast with how police respond to progressives and civil rights demonstrators.
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The attempted coup at Capitol Hill threatened the fabric of the "American dream" for millions of immigrants who've come to the US for a better life. As a child of immigrants, I'm the offspring of this American dream. When I think about the American dream now, I see it in a complex light. The American dream shouldn't be terrifying and unattainable, and yet, it's always been this way for many. This is not the American dream I was sold on.
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Several historians are voicing concern about collecting Trump's White House records because of the administration's bad track record of preserving documents. Historians are growing increasingly concerned about collecting Trump's White House records because of the administration's inconsistency with preserving documents and the president's long-standing habit of ripping up papers, the Associated Press (AP) reported Saturday. White House records workers and historians now fear they will have to do the same, with one person telling news website Fortune that they are "petrified" by the task they are facing. Boxes are stacked on West Executive Avenue before being loaded onto a truck at the White House on January 14. Last month, multiple historian groups sued the White House over fears that the Trump Administration will improperly maintain records.
Persons: , Trump, Richard Immerman, Mitch McConnell, Fortune, Mandel Ngan, Anne Weismann, Weismann, Biden, Lee White, Barack Obama Organizations: National Archives, Associated Press, Society, Historians of American Foreign Relations, Politico, House, Temple University, West, White, Records, Trump Administration, Presidential Records, AP, National Coalition for Locations: AFP
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar responded on Twitter Saturday, saying that they had a stockpile of second doses that were released toward the end of December. The HHS chief said that the announcement this week "was that we are releasing the remaining reserved second doses according to the established cadence—ensuring second doses would be available at the right interval—and that going forward we'd no longer have a reserve of second doses." That will allow Biden to increase the number of key resources that will strengthen the supply of doses, Klain said. The Biden administration will ramp up production of those necessary syringes to access the extra doses, Klain said on Sunday. "The feasibility of his goal is absolutely clear," Fauci said of 100 million doses in 100 days.
Persons: Rochelle Walensky, Joe Biden, Jim Watson, Joe Biden's, Dr, Biden, Cheney Orr, Moderna's, Trump, Alex Azar, Ron Klain, Barack Obama, CNN's, Klain, Jessica Daley, Daley, Anthony Fauci, NBC's, Fauci, Scott Gottlieb, Gottlieb, CNBC's Tucker Higgins, Berkeley Lovelace Jr Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, AFP, Getty, for Disease Control, CBS, Trump, CDC, Moderna, Bloomberg, Pfizer, Democratic, Washington Post, Human Services, Twitter, HHS, White, Defense, CNBC, Food and Drug Administration Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, United States, U.S, Tucson , Arizona
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, according to an official with the President-elect Joe Biden's transition team — making Wednesday's inauguration that much more historic. Harris will be the first woman, the first Black American and the first South Asian American vice president. Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. The news that Harris will be sworn inon Jan. 20 was first reported by ABC News. Trump, who encouraged the mob, will not attend the inauguration, but Vice President Mike Pence is expected to attend.
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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden announced new members of his science team on Saturday as well as his plan to elevate the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy to a Cabinet-level position for the first time, a move meant to highlight his commitment to science. "We’re going to lead with science and truth," Biden said at a speech introducing his new appointees in Delaware on Saturday. The position Lander will fill sat vacant for nearly two years under Trump. Biden also announced Saturday that Dr. Alondra Nelson will serve as deputy director for science and society of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Maria Zuber and Frances Arnold will serve as co-chairs of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Biden said his science team will focus on five key areas: the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, the climate crisis, industry technology advancements and the long-term health of science and tech in the country.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Eric Lander, Lander, Barack Obama’s, Donald Trump, Alondra Nelson, Maria Zuber, Frances Arnold, Francis Collins, Kamala Harris, Harris, Jill Biden, Ron Klain Organizations: WASHINGTON, Science, Technology, Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School, Trump, Advisors, National Institutes of Health, White Locations: Delaware, President’s, Paris
Her role could pose conflict of interest issues as the Justice Department pursues its widely-followed case against Google, the sources said. The Justice Department sued Google on Oct. 20, accusing the $1 trillion company of dominating search and advertising. To be sure, the names reflect the thinking of the Biden transition so far and could change as the vetting process moves forward, the sources said. The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Antitrust enforcement has emerged as an issue the Biden transition team has been paying attention to.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque, Renata Hesse, Jan, Hesse, Sullivan, Cromwell, Juan Arteaga, Barack Obama, Arteaga, Morgan Chase, Jonathan Kanter, Paul Weiss, Biden, Organizations: WASHINGTON, Obama, U.S . Department of Justice, REUTERS, Justice Department, Inc, Amazon, New, Cromwell LLP, Google, The Justice Department, Civil, Co, T Inc, Big Tech, Biden, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, FTC Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, New York
It’s white supremacy. “I don’t want to sound like Ms. Cleo or anything,” said Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, referring to the once ubiquitous television psychic. By choosing Trump and his birtherism, Republican voters chose a nominee who, to many, symbolized “a kilo of pure, uncut white supremacy,” Anderson said. White supremacy. White supremacy makes people feel entitled to it all.”
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"I see no way this gets 10 Republican Senate votes in its current form," a conservative budget expert said in an interview. They include a $1,400 boost to stimulus checks, $400-per-week federal unemployment benefits, a major expansion of the child-tax credit, assistance to state and local governments, and a $15 minimum wage. "I can't imagine Republicans going for a package like this that includes minimum wage." Some experts say the $15 minimum wage would not be allowed under rules governed by Senate parliamentarians. The federal minimum wage has not been increased from $7.25 in over a decade.
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President Donald Trump is planning a red carpet, military band, and a US Air Force flypast on the morning of Joe Biden's inauguration, according to ABC News. Biden's inauguration ceremony will be socially-distanced and star-studded. President Donald Trump is planning an "elaborate, military-style sendoff" for himself before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, according to ABC News. The president hopes to outshine Biden's ceremony by concurrently hosting a televised political rally in Florida, sources told Axios last month. Biden's inauguration plans will be pared-down and socially-distanced but, nonetheless, star-studded.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, He's, Trump —, , Biden's, Trump, Read, Biden, Barack Obama, outshine, Axios, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake Organizations: US Air Force, ABC News, Associated Press, Mar, CNN, Air Force One, Bloomberg, Capitol, Twitter, FBI Locations: Lago, Washington, DC, Chicago, Florida
FILE PHOTO: Dr Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss about vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Washington, U.S., September 9, 2020. Michael Reynolds/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will keep Dr. Francis Collins as head of the National Institute of Health, his transition team said in a press release Friday. First appointed as NIH director by former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009, Collins will stay at the helm of America’s premier health policy research agency as COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. near 400,000.
Persons: Dr Francis Collins, Michael Reynolds, Joe Biden, Francis Collins, Barack Obama, Collins Organizations: National Institutes of Health, Health, Education, Labor, REUTERS WASHINGTON, National Institute of Health, U.S Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S
Several governors on Friday accused Azar of deceiving them about how many doses they could expect in the near future. Frieden said in an interview that there’s so little basic information available about where the nation’s vaccine doses are and what’s coming that it’s difficult to know where the bottlenecks are. Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, sent a letter to the Trump administration seeking clarification on the federal government’s vaccine inventory. Tim Walz, a Democrat, accused federal health officials of “lying” about the existence of a federal stockpile. Still, some public health experts said they struggled to see any part of the vaccine supply chain that was working well.
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U.S. blacklists Cuban interior ministry over alleged human rights abuses
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Daphne Psaledakis | ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, December 2, 2020. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States slapped sanctions on Cuba’s interior ministry on Friday, accusing it of serious human rights abuses as Washington kept up a barrage of sanctions even in the final days of President Donald Trump’s administration. In a statement, the U.S. Treasury Department mentioned Cuban dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer who it said was in a prison controlled by the ministry and was reported to have been beaten and tortured. Washington also blacklisted Cuban Interior Minister Lazaro Alberto Álvarez Casas. Biden, who will take office on Jan. 20, said during the election campaign he would promptly reverse Trump policies on Cuba that “have inflicted harm on the Cuban people and done nothing to advance democracy and human rights”.
Persons: Steven Mnuchin, Greg Nash, Washington, Donald Trump’s, Jose Daniel Ferrer, , Lazaro Alberto Álvarez Casas, Barack Obama, Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, Obama, Bruno Rodriguez, Organizations: Financial, WASHINGTON, U.S . Treasury Department, Cuban Interior, Cuban Foreign Locations: Washington, United States, Cuban, Cuba, Havana, Caribbean, South Florida, U.S, .
Canada's Trudeau embraces Biden in bid to turn page on Trump era
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Steve Scherer | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s swift embrace of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden illustrates the degree to which Canada, one of America’s closest allies, is looking forward to turning the page on the Donald Trump era. FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a meeting in Trudeau's office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 9, 2016. Mired in a long-running diplomatic dispute with China and weighing a possible snap election this year, Trudeau has much riding on his relationship with Biden. In December 2016, after Trump’s election, Biden, Obama’s vice-president, passed the progressive torch to Trudeau on a visit to Ottawa. “Trudeau hopes that will outshine anything his opposition can do” with the new president, Sands said.
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(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has promised a quick and dramatic reversal of the restrictive immigration policies put in place by his predecessor President Donald Trump. Earlier in his campaign, Biden promised to “immediately” grant TPS to Venezuelans already in the United States. One Trump program called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court. Biden has promised to immediately rescind the bans, which were issued by executive actions and could be easily undone, according to policy experts. While Biden has criticized the restrictions, he has not yet said whether he would immediately reverse them.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biden, Kamala Harris, Tom Brenner, ’ Biden, , Barack Obama, Trump, , WALL Biden Organizations: Reuters, Queen Theatre, REUTERS, Univision, Jan, TPS, Trump, U.S . Centers for Disease, U.S, Supreme Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, United States, Texas, Georgia, Mexico, Central America
U.S. consumer sentiment slips but shows massive partisan divide
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Dan Burns | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index dropped to 79.2 early this month from a final reading of 80.7 in December. “Consumer sentiment posted trivial declines in early January despite the horrendous rise in COVID-19 deaths, the insurrection, and the impeachment of Trump,” University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers Chief Economist Richard Curtin said in a statement. The report revealed a chasm in economic sentiment between Republicans and Democrats. Even as the survey’s overall reading of sentiment dipped modestly, it plummeted to a six-and-a-half-year low among Republicans while surging to a four-year high among Democrats. “The Trump and Biden partisan gaps in expectations are too extreme to be justified by economic fundamentals,” Curtin said.
Persons: Mike Segar, Trump, Richard Curtin, Jan, Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s, Barack Obama’s, , ” Curtin, “ Rather, Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Capitol, University of Michigan, University of, Reuters, ” University of Michigan, Capitol, Republican, Republicans, Democrats, Trump, Biden Locations: Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, COVID
Circuit Court of Appeals was divided 6-4 in the September ruling, with five Trump appointees in the majority. (See graphic on Trump's appeals court appointments: also appointed 174 federal district court judges, a step below the appeals courts. The number of Republican and Democratic appointees is typically an indicator of an appeals court’s conservative-liberal balance. Trump appointed eight non-white judges and 11 women to these appeals courts, including Barrett, who he subsequently elevated to the Supreme Court. Trump’s judicial appointees already are having an influence not just on voting rights but on other contentious issues including guns, abortion and LGBT rights.
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Federal law enforcement already has the tools necessary to investigate and prosecute white supremacist violence. Law enforcement agencies choose not to use them. Already in response to the attack on the Capitol, President-elect Joe Biden and some members of Congress are joining calls for new domestic terrorism legislation that would give even greater power to law enforcement. What leaders virtually never acknowledge is that federal law enforcement already has the tools necessary to investigate and prosecute white supremacist violence. Any proposals to create new domestic terrorism crimes or give law enforcement more power must be off the table.
Persons: Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Cesar Sayoc, Department's, Martin Luther King Jr, Trump, Barack Obama, Biden Organizations: Capitol, Oklahoma, Biden, FBI, Patriot, Justice and Homeland Security Locations: Eastern
The first confirmation hearing for one of President-elect Joe Biden’s crucial cabinet posts has been abruptly rescheduled, the ranking members of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on Thursday. Biden announced in November that Avril Haines, who held top national security jobs under former President Barack Obama, would become his director of national intelligence in his administration. Having served under Obama as a national security lawyer and deputy CIA director, Haines, 51, has been playing a key national security role in the Biden transition. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is the acting chair of the Senate intelligence committee, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the vice-chair, said in a joint statement on Thursday that the panel is working in “good faith” to have a confirmation hearing. “The Director of National Intelligence plays a crucial role in overseeing the 18 agencies that make up our nation’s Intelligence Community, and the committee looks forward to holding a hearing next week with Ms. Haines.”
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Biden, Avril Haines, Barack Obama, Haines, Sen, Marco Rubio, Mark Warner, , Organizations: Senate Intelligence, Republican, NBC News, Obama, National Intelligence, nation’s Intelligence
Biden's inauguration rehearsal postponed over security concerns, Politico says
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - A rehearsal for U.S President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration scheduled for Sunday has been postponed because of security concerns, Politico reported late on Thursday, citing two people with knowledge of the decision. Biden’s team had also canceled an Amtrak trip from Wilmington to Washington planned for Monday due to heightened security concerns, the report added. The warnings follow last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump that left five people dead. Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol last Wednesday, trying to halt the certification by Congress of Biden’s election win. Trump, who has challenged the validity of Biden’s victory without producing evidence, initially praised his supporters but later condemned the violence.
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Opinion | Why Are There So Few Courageous Senators?
  + stars: | 2021-01-15 | by ( Peter Beinart | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Not every Republican senator nearing retirement exhibited Mr. Romney or Mr. McCain’s bravery. Mr. Romney, like the Arizona Republican Jeff Flake — whose opposition to Mr. Trump likely ended his senatorial career — belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was once persecuted on American soil. By contrast, Mr. Kerry’s Massachusetts colleague, Ted Kennedy, who had been elected to the Senate in 1962, voted against it. Like most people, I’d prefer senators who do what I think is right. Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook, Twitter (@NYTopinion) and Instagram.
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Seema Verma sparked outrage on her first day as the Trump administration's Medicare and Medicaid chief, and many times after. She made major changes to Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare, some of which faced legal challenges and political backlash. Seema Verma sparked controversy on her first day in the Trump administration and many times after. Verma had come to the Trump administration by way of Vice President Mike Pence. Some news reports have found that Trump administration officials are having trouble landing new jobs after working on controversial policies with the president.
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