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That same day, Gabriel Sterling, a Georgia Republican who is the state's voting system implementation manager, rebuked Trump at a news conference. State Republicans are hopeful he focuses his message on getting the two re-elected, not on last month's election. In an open letter shared with NBC News Wednesday, 18 former Georgia Republican leaders called for the party to come together around that goal. "It's Democrats doing it as if they are right wing nuts," one Georgia Republican strategist told NBC News. "And so now this Senate election to me, is pretty important."
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, splitters —, GOP Sen, David Perdue's, Joe Biden, Brian Kemp, Brad Raffensperger, Kemp, Black, Gabriel Sterling, Mr, Gov, Geoff Duncan, Duncan, Perdue, Sen, Kelly Loeffler, Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, Former Sen, Saxby Chambliss, Chambliss, Raffensperger, he's, Eric Johnson, Jay Williams, doesn't, Lin Wood, Wood, Loeffler, Justin Horwitz, Ken Prevette, Prevette, Stacey Abrams, I've, Williams, Will, David, Kelly Organizations: ATLANTA, Republican, Georgia Republicans, Democratic, Trump, GOP, Republican Party, Georgia Gov, Georgia Republican, Twitter, didn't, Georgia, State, NBC, Former, U.S . Senate, Georgia GOP, Republicans, Really American PAC, Trump Rally, Republican Senators Locations: Georgia, coverup, Forsyth County, Loeffler, Runoffs
While is applies to companies from any country, the legislation’s sponsors intended it to target Chinese companies listed in the United States, such as Alibaba, tech firm Pinduoduo Inc and oil giant PetroChina Co Ltd.. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said before the vote that it was a discriminatory policy that politically oppresses Chinese firms. Shaun Wu, a Hong Kong-based partner at law firm Paul Hastings, said increased enforcement against Chinese companies was likely even though Democrat Joe Biden will become president in January. He said if the bill becomes law, “all Chinese companies listed in the U.S. will face enhanced scrutiny by the U.S. authorities and inevitably consider all available options.”This could include listing in Hong Kong or elsewhere, he said. Several U.S.-listed Chinese firms, including Alibaba and KFC China operator Yum China, have recently carried out secondary listings in Hong Kong.
Persons: Donald Trump, Brendan McDermid, Trump, White, Chris Van Hollen, John Kennedy, , ” Kennedy, , ” ‘, Hua Chunying, ” Hua, Alibaba, Maggie Wu, Shaun Wu, Paul Hastings, Joe Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . House, Alibaba Group Holding, New York Stock, REUTERS, Foreign Companies, U.S . Public, Pinduoduo Inc, Beijing, Trump, Democratic, Republican, American Securities Association, Chinese Communist Party, Senate, U.S, Alibaba, KFC Locations: Beijing, United States, China, , Washington, U.S, Hong Kong, KFC China
WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the top Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, will support using the pared-back $908 billion Covid-19 aid package that was crafted by a group of bipartisan lawmakers as the basis for an ultimate deal. The proposal would extend boosted unemployment payments and extend help to cash-strapped local governments. The Democrats urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to consider the proposal, a concession by Pelosi and Schumer, who had been insisting that the package be larger. A bipartisan group of lawmakers outlined a temporary $908 billion coronavirus relief proposal on Tuesday, far less than Democrats had hoped for, aimed at breaking a stalemate that has persisted for months. The proposal includes more unemployment benefits but leaves out some popular provisions, like another round of direct payments to families, and lasts through March 31.
Persons: WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, McCarthy Organizations: Democratic, Senate
Deborah Gonzalez has made history several times over by winning the runoff in her race for district attorney in Georgia. Gonzalez told NBC News her win Tuesday for Western Judicial Circuit district attorney makes her the first Latina to be elected a district attorney in the state, the first woman to serve as a district attorney in the circuit and the first Puerto Rican woman in the country to be elected a district attorney. Gonzalez was able to compete for district attorney after the state’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously in her favor in her lawsuit against Georgia Gov. But Gonzalez won more than double the votes than Chafin in Clarke County, the Georgia secretary of state’s results show. "I have the highest admiration and respect for Deborah Gonzalez and especially for her win as district attorney," said Brenda Lopez Romero, who became the first Latina elected to Georgia's General Assembly when she was elected in 2017.
Persons: Deborah Gonzalez, Gonzalez, Brian Kemp, James Chafin, , ” Gonzalez, Brenda Lopez Romero, Lopez Romero, Joe Biden’s, Bill Clinton Organizations: NBC News, Western Judicial Circuit, Puerto, Georgia Gov, Republican, Democrat, Georgia House District, DA, Chafin, Latina, General Assembly, Democratic, U.S . Senate, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Georgia, Puerto Rican, Clarke County, Athens, Oconee County, Oconee county, Oconee
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court said on Wednesday it will hear oral arguments on Dec. 14 on the government’s appeal of an order that blocked a ban on Apple Inc and Alphabet’s Google offering TikTok for download in U.S. app stores. The Trump administration last week extended to Friday a deadline for Chinese TikTok parent ByteDance to sell TikTok’s U.S. assets. The Trump administration contends TikTok poses national security concerns as the personal data of U.S. users could be obtained by China’s government. President Donald Trump on Aug. 14 directed ByteDance to divest the app’s U.S. assets within 90 days. Beetlestone enjoined the agency from barring data hosting within the United States for TikTok, content delivery services and other technical transactions.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Carl Nichols, Judith Rogers, Patricia Millett, Robert Wilkins, Trump, TikTok, ByteDance, Donald Trump, ” ByteDance, Wendy Beetlestone, Beetlestone Organizations: WASHINGTON, Apple Inc, Google, REUTERS, U.S, District, Department, Democratic, U.S ., Walmart Inc, Oracle Corp, Reuters, U.S . Treasury, Oracle, Walmart, Commerce Department Locations: Washington, U.S, ByteDance, United States
Biden plans to keep Wray as FBI director: New York Times
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on "Threats to the Homeland" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/PoolWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden will not remove Christopher Wray as FBI director if he is still in the job when the Democratic president takes office, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing a senior Biden official. Biden’s team was “not removing the F.B.I. director unless Trump fired him,” the Times quoted the official as saying. The Biden campaign did not immediately return a request for comment on the report.
Persons: Christopher Wray, Joshua Roberts, Joe Biden, Trump, Biden Organizations: Senate Homeland Security, Governmental Affairs, REUTERS, Pool WASHINGTON, Democratic, New York Times, Biden, Times Locations: Washington , U.S, Pool
U.S. inflation expectations highest since 2019 on stimulus hopes
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Kate Duguid | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via REUTERSNEW YORK (Reuters) - Market expectations of U.S. inflation on Wednesday were headed higher on renewed hopes that Congress could pass a COVID-19 stimulus package, after they reached 18-month highs in the prior session. The 5-year, 10-year and 30-year breakeven inflation rates all closed on Tuesday at their highest since May 2019 and moved higher in trading on Wednesday. The 30-year yield, which is particularly sensitive to inflation expectations as rising consumer prices can erode its value, has risen to near four-month highs. In traditional models of inflation, large increases in government spending would weaken the purchasing power of the dollar, and therefore drive inflation higher. “I do think inflation is coming, I do think inflation will be a problem, I do think the Fed is going to have to deal with it.
Persons: Steven Mnuchin, Jim Lo Scalzo, breakeven, Jerome Powell, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, , , Andrew Brenner Organizations: Financial, Treasury, REUTERS NEW YORK, Republican, Democratic, U.S . Federal Locations: Rayburn, Washington , U.S, NatAlliance
WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama suggested in an interview that aired Wednesday that slogans like “defund the police” are counterproductive. Activists for the group Black Lives Matter and some progressive lawmakers issued those calls as protests grew over police brutality and racism. A number of top Democratic lawmakers have conveyed the same message about the slogan as Obama has. House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., said in an interview after the election last month that that movement likely cost some vulnerable House Democrats their seats. A protester holds a sign that reads, "Defund the Police" during a protest in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 7, 2020.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Barack Obama, ” Obama, Peter Hamby, Obama, , you've, George Floyd, James Clyburn, Eduardo Munoz Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, Reuters, Democratic Party Locations: Brooklyn, N.Y
Trump backs McConnell's Republican COVID-19 relief package: Mnuchin
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on "The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2020. Susan Walsh/Pool via REUTERSWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will sign coronavirus relief legislation proposed by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters on Wednesday, should the proposed package pass the U.S. Congress. Mnuchin spoke a day after he and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows addressed COVID-19 relief with McConnell and House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy in a private discussion that focused on measures that Trump could be expected to sign into law. McConnell’s outline is very close to the legislation that the Senate leader has been touting for months and was rejected by Democrats, according to one Senate Republican source. The plan includes $332.7 billion in new loans or grants to small businesses, according to a document provided to Reuters.
Persons: Steven Mnuchin, Susan Walsh, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, , McConnell, ” Mnuchin, Mnuchin, Mark Meadows, Kevin McCarthy Organizations: REUTERS WASHINGTON, Republican, U.S . Congress, Capitol, White, Trump, Democratic, Reuters Locations: Washington , U.S, COVID
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Trump supported a proposal put forth by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after he rejected on Tuesday a $908 billion bipartisan package. McConnell’s outline is very close to the legislation that the Senate leader has been touting for months and was rejected by Democrats, according to one Senate Republican source. “The president will sign the McConnell proposal that he put forward yesterday. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer cast doubt on the proposal’s future, saying that McConnell had not sought support from Democrats, who control the U.S. House. “The obvious fact of the matter is the biggest impediment to getting an agreement is the Republican leader refusing to negotiate in a bipartisan way,” Schumer told reporters on Tuesday.
Persons: Steven Mnuchin, Susan Walsh, Donald Trump, Trump, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, ” Mnuchin, Mnuchin, Mark Meadows, Kevin McCarthy, Chuck Schumer, ” Schumer Organizations: REUTERS WASHINGTON, Republican, White, Democratic, Representatives, Reuters, Capitol, Trump, . House Locations: Washington , U.S, COVID
McConnell’s outline is very close to the legislation that the Senate leader has been touting for months and was rejected by Democrats, according to one Senate Republican source. The plan includes $332.7 billion in new loans or grants to small businesses, according to a document provided to Reuters. “The president will sign the McConnell proposal that he put forward yesterday. But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer blasted the Republican effort for excluding Democrats, who control the U.S. House of Representatives. He noted that the McConnell proposal includes liability protection for businesses that Democrats reject.
Persons: Steven Mnuchin, Susan Walsh, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, ” Mnuchin, Chuck Schumer, , ” Schumer, Steny Hoyer, ” Hoyer Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republicans, Democrats, Congress, REUTERS, Republican, Reuters, Capitol, Democratic, . House, Representatives Locations: Washington , U.S, United States
(Reuters) - The governors of five Republican states are ready to fight Democratic President-elect Joe Biden if he tries to require the power sector to slash greenhouse gas emissions. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/The litigious stance reflects just one of the many obstacles Biden will face as he seeks to deliver on a campaign promise to bring the U.S. economy to net zero emissions by 2050 to combat climate change. Lawsuits from states could halt implementation of any Democratic plan, as they did in 2016. Republican-governed Mississippi, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska and Arkansas said they would challenge any new federal policies requiring the power sector to cut carbon emissions. The states polled by Reuters, for example, collectively showed an emissions decline in line with the national average, according to EIA data.
Persons: Joe Biden, William H, Brian Snyder, Biden, , Bailey Martin, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Obama, Donald Trump’s, Mark Gordon, Asa Hutchinson, Missouri Governor Michael Parson, Dan Reicher, Clinton Organizations: Reuters, Democratic, Zimmer Power, REUTERS, Mississippi Governor, Republican, U.S . Energy Information Administration, Trump, Environment America Research & Policy Center, Missouri Governor, Ameren Corp Locations: Ohio, Moscow , Ohio, U.S, Mississippi, North Dakota , Wyoming , Nebraska, Arkansas, Utah, Missouri, Wyoming
(Reuters) - Wall Street’s main indexes lost their momentum on Wednesday as investor sentiment was divided between optimism stemming from a potential coronavirus fiscal package and COVID-19 vaccine breakthroughs and a bleak private jobs report. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. flag is seen on a building on Wall St. in the financial district in New York, U.S., November 24, 2020. Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine got the green light for use in Britain, the first Western country to approve a shot for COVID-19. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 25.57 points or 0.09% to 29,798.35 and the S&P 500 gained 0.81 points or 0.02% to 3,663.25. The S&P 500 posted 13 new 52-week highs and no new low, while the Nasdaq recorded 91 new highs and nine new lows.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Steny Hoyer, , Arian Vojdani, BioNTech’s, BioNTech, Joe Biden, Dow Organizations: Reuters, U.S, REUTERS, Republican, Democratic, Representatives, MV Financial, Pfizer Inc, Pfizer, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Tesla, New York Times, Salesforce.com Inc, Technologies, NYSE Locations: Wall St, New York, U.S, Bethesda , Maryland, Britain, China
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for more than 13 months over an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentence for an opposition figure this year. Reacting to the court ruling, Britain’s foreign minister Dominic Raab urged Hong Kong and Beijing authorities to stop their campaigns to stifle the opposition. China’s imposition of a national security law on Hong Kong on June 30 was seen as the latest blow to the city’s liberties, which are crucial for its status as a global financial hub. Hong Kong activist Sunny Cheung said Wong’s sentencing would leave a hole in the democracy movement’s fight to be heard. “The DPP emphasises that what the Chinese Communistsand the Hong Kong government have done today is equivalent of declaring that Hong Kong’s freedom is dead,” it said in a statement.
Persons: Joshua Wong, Dominic Raab, Wong, ” Wong, “ It’s, , Agnes Chow, Ivan Lam, Chow, Lam, Hong Kong, , Marsha Blackburn, Joshua, ” Blackburn, Hong Kong’s, Yamini Mishra, Hong, Sunny Cheung, ” Cheung Organizations: Reuters, British, Hong, Amnesty, Pacific, Democratic Progressive Party, DPP, Communists Locations: HONG KONG, Beijing, Hong Kong, China, Asia, Taiwan
Homeland Security Watchdog to Probe Department’s Use of Phone Location Data
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Byron Tau | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog said it would open an investigation into the use of mobile-phone surveillance technologies to track Americans without a warrant, the latest salvo in a debate within the U.S. government over the legality of such techniques. The department’s inspector general told five Democratic senators that his office would initiate an audit “to determine if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components have developed, updated, and adhered to policies related...
Persons: WASHINGTON Organizations: The Department, Homeland, Democratic, Department of Homeland Security
Stocks Edge Higher After Paring Early Declines
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Caitlin Mccabe | Will Horner | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average edged higher Wednesday in a choppy trading session as signs of progress on a stimulus package lifted investor sentiment. The indexes opened lower, before paring their losses over the course of the day. The S&P 500 finished the day up 6.56 points, or 0.2%, to 3669.01, a record close. The market has been propelled higher in recent weeks by optimism that Covid-19 vaccines will help accelerate the economic rebound. That has led to a blockbuster rally, spurred, in part, by a jump in stocks that are sensitive to economic growth.
Organizations: Dow Jones, Democratic, Republican, Nasdaq, Dow
Disappointed House Democrats to Choose New Leader for Political Arm
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Natalie Andrews | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.82   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—Two House Democrats are locked in a tight race to run the political arm of the caucus after a weak showing in the November election ignited finger pointing and a reassessment of how the party can win over more centrist and Latino voters. Democrats on Thursday are poised to choose between New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents a district President Trump won in 2016, and California Rep. Tony Cárdenas, who has spent the past six years leading the fundraising arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The race between a Latino member of Congress and a lawmaker in a Trump district to run the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is emblematic of the two groups where House Democrats fell short in the 2020 cycle. Democrats failed to win enough white voters in suburban swing districts, and underperformed expectations among Latino voters in Florida, Texas and California. Instead of picking up targeted seats, they lost some of the ground they had gained in 2018, when they won back the majority.
Persons: Sean Patrick Maloney, Trump, Tony Cárdenas, , Bennie Thompson Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democrats, New York Rep, California, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Democratic Congressional, House Democrats Locations: Trump, Florida , Texas, California
Japan ruling party weighs up inheritance tax exemption for foreigners
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s ruling coalition is discussing inheritance tax exemption on overseas assets for foreigners, as it prepares to compile by about Dec. 10 an annual tax code reform measure for the next fiscal year. Akira Amari, head of the tax commission of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), told a Nikkei seminar that he wanted to ensure unlisted companies would also be allowed to categorise performance-based compensation to foreigners as expenses. A former economy minister, Amari added that companies risked being excluded from a supply chain if they did not move to rein in emissions and boost cybersecurity.
Persons: Akira Amari, Amari Organizations: Liberal Democratic Party, Nikkei Locations: TOKYO
Senate Republicans’ bid to confirm Judy Shelton as a Federal Reserve governor appears unlikely to succeed now that a new Democratic senator has been seated, denying President Trump’s nominee the votes needed for approval. The Senate voted Wednesday to advance the confirmation of another of Mr. Trump’s Fed nominees, Christopher Waller, the research director at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Senate voted 50-45 to clear a final procedural hurdle before Mr. Waller’s confirmation vote, which is likely to occur Thursday. Mr. Waller, whose term would run through January 2030, has attended meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee this year in his capacity at the St. Louis Fed. He headed the University of Notre Dame’s economics department before joining the regional Fed bank in 2009.
Persons: Republicans ’, Judy Shelton, Trump’s, Christopher Waller, Louis, Waller, Louis Fed, Sen, Mark Kelly, Republican Sen, Martha McSally, Shelton’s, Kelly Organizations: Republicans, Federal Reserve, Democratic, Federal Reserve Bank of St, Federal, St, University of Notre, Fed, Republicans ’, Senate, Republican, Democrats Locations: U.S
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar sank to a fresh 2-1/2-year low in choppy trading on Wednesday, weighed down by expectations of further fiscal stimulus for the United States. In afternoon trading, the dollar index was 0.1% lower at 91.115 , after earlier hitting 91.094, the lowest since late April 2018. Wednesday’s data showing slower U.S. private hiring last month supported some safe-haven buying of the dollar earlier in the session. The euro, meanwhile, was up 0.2% at $1.2098, after earlier hitting $1.2108, the highest since late April 2018. The risk-sensitive Aussie dollar rose 0.4% versus the greenback to US$0.7402 as data showed Australia’s economy rebounded more than expected in the third quarter.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Steven Mnuchin, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, , Amo Sahota, payrolls, Pfizer Inc’s, Bitcoin, Sterling Organizations: YORK, Republicans, Democrats, Congress, Republican, Democratic, U.S . Congress, FX, ADP, Pfizer, Pfizer Inc’s COVID, European Central Bank, ECB, Bank of Japan, European Union, greenback Locations: United States, U.S, San Francisco, Britain
Massachusetts lawmakers approve major police reform bill
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Nate Raymond | ) www.reuters.com + 0.97   time to read: +2 min
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts lawmakers on Tuesday approved a major police reform bill in the wake of protests over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis that creates a new system for officer accountability, restricts no-knock warrants and bans chokeholds. FILE PHOTO: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaks to incoming U.S. citizens during an official Naturalization Ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., May 6, 2019. The Massachusetts legislation faced strong opposition from police unions. The House voted 92-67 to approve the legislation after the Senate voted 28-12 in favor. The Massachusetts legislation also creates what lawmakers say would be a first-in-the-nation statewide moratorium on biometric surveillance systems, including facial recognition technology.
Persons: George Floyd’s, Charlie Baker, Brian Snyder, Baker, , That’s, , Breonna Taylor Organizations: BOSTON, Museum of Fine Arts, REUTERS, Democratic, The, Republican, Commission Locations: Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Boston, Boston , Massachusetts, U.S, Louisville , Kentucky
In November 2019, on the campaign trail in South Carolina, then-candidate Joe Biden was asked a question by immigrant rights activist Carlos Rojas Rodriguez and an immigrant community member. With the Biden administration set to take office on January 20, 2021, Business Insider spoke with Rodriguez about the work ahead for immigrant rights activists. And Rodriguez, while glad to see the Trump administration go, said his work will continue under a Biden administration. "Munoz was a former immigrant rights advocate who defended mass deportations and family separation under the Obama Administration and de-escalated the immigrant rights movement for eight years," Rodriguez said. "We're not going to let the Biden administration or the Democratic Party frame our fight."
Persons: Joe Biden, Carlos Rojas Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Silvia, Obama, Biden, Meg Kinnard, AP Biden, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Carlos, Alejandro Mayorkas, he's, Mayorkas, Trump, Cecilia Munoz, Munoz, DACA, We're Organizations: Trump, Business, Obama, Customs, Biden, Lander University, AP, Telemundo, Movimento Cosecha, Department of Homeland, DHS, Biden's Department of Homeland Security, White, Domestic, Democratic Party, ICE Locations: South Carolina, Greenwood , South Carolina, Greenwood, S.C, United States, Cuba
Opinion | The 80-Million-Vote Man Has a Very Fragile Coalition
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Thomas B. Edsall | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
From 2016 to 2020, Hetherington argued in an email,there was no marked increase in the percentage of nonwhite voters. The key factor in this shift among white voters, Hetherington contended, was a major change in “the mix of urban, suburban, and rural voters” who turned out in 2020. This did not happen becauserural Georgia voters stayed home. Biden was more successful than Clinton in stanching the Democrats’ bleeding in rural, white areas, especially in Pennsylvania where it mattered a lot. Democratic Party affiliates, on the other hand, are increasingly organized around the counternarrative to Trumpism.
Persons: Jamaal Bowman, Cori Bush, Eliot Engel, William Lacy Clay, St . Louis, Marc Hetherington, Jonathan Weiler, Hetherington, Trump, , Biden, Clinton, Jennifer Victor, Donald Trump, Victor, , Don Jr, Joe Manchin, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: Pentagon, ” Moderate Democratic, Democratic Party, Democratic, University of North, Georgia, Georgia voters, George Mason University, Congressional, Michigan’s Locations: New York, St ., University of North Carolina, Georgia, , stanching, Pennsylvania, America, Trumpism, Alexandria, Silicon, Detroit
Opinion | Democrats, Stay United
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Steven Rattner | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Here we are, just four weeks past Election Day, and renewed skirmishing has already broken out within the Democratic Party. Having mostly rallied behind Joe Biden after the primaries, progressives now want their policies and their people embedded in the new administration. Consider this: One of the brightest stars in the progressive firmament, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, recently led a rally outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington. Yes, the Democratic headquarters. It’s almost as if the primaries had not ended.
Persons: Joe Biden, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee, Democratic, Federal Reserve Locations: Washington .
Senior Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer approached the GOP's Mitch McConnell with a secretive COVID-19 stimulus bill proposal on Monday night, The Washington Post reported. Speaker Pelosi said that the "private" proposal was also sent to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. There are no details of what the offer — referred to by Schumer as a "private proposal" — contained. The "private proposal" about which no details are public. The Democratic Party has publicly pushed for a $2.2 trillion relief plan including a $1,200 direct payment to individuals.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Pelosi, Steven Mnuchin, McConnell, Schumer, Steve Mnuchin, Sen Organizations: Washington Post, Congress, GOP, Capitol, Business, McConnell, Republicans, Democratic, Democratic Party, CNBC
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