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Why are people threatening violence against governors who propose even modestly restrictive public health measures? The short answer is that public health has become politicized, and political conflict makes us stupid. The short answer is that public health has become politicized, and political conflict makes us stupid. But it is a self-congratulatory fiction to attribute the public health compliance of earlier generations to a now-lost commitment to fairness and solidarity. It seems more likely that opposition to a foreign enemy — say, China — could cultivate longer-lasting common political commitments in a diverse America.
Persons: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Dan Kahan, Kahan, Jonas Salk's, Jim Crow Organizations: Yale, Polio Locations: Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Washington, Nuremberg, America, recommitment, China
MARIETTA, Ga. — Election officials are investigating the actions of a Florida lawyer who they say tried to register to vote in a high-stakes runoff in Georgia that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. The lawyer went online and attempted to register to vote using the address of his brother in Hiram, Georgia, said Deidre Holden, the elections supervisor in Paulding County, Georgia. “This is not about Republican or Democrat — this is about doing what’s right,” Holden told The Associated Press on Thursday. The Florida lawyer told WSB-TV that he was joking when he was captured on video speaking about the plan during a Nov. 7 political rally in the Sunshine State. But Holden said she’s interested in learning whether any other out-of-state residents tried to register in Georgia after being encouraged to do so at the Florida rally.
Persons: Brad Raffensperger, Deidre Holden, ” Holden, “ Everybody’s, didn’t, Raffensperger, Holden, she’s Organizations: U.S . Senate, Republican, Associated Press, WSB, Sunshine State Locations: MARIETTA, Ga, Florida, Georgia, Hiram , Georgia, Paulding County , Georgia
U.S. Senate set to vote on Trump FCC nominee as soon as next week
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( David Shepardson | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. That could stymie Democratic priorities on a number of issues at the FCC, including moving to restore the 2015 net neutrality rules overturned by the Trump FCC in 2017. Simington was approved along party lines by a 14-12 vote by the Commerce Committee on Wednesday over the objections of Democrats. President Donald Trump has railed against social media companies and demanded repeal of a social media protection known as Section 230 that is part of a 1996 law. Trump in May directed the Commerce Department to file a petition with the FCC seeking to curb legal protections for social media companies.
Persons: Yuri Gripas, Mitch McConnell, Nathan Simington, Simington, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael O’Rielly, O’Rielly Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Senate, Trump, Federal Communications Commission, FCC, REUTERS, Commerce Department, Republicans, Democratic, Trump FCC, Commerce, Republican Locations: Washington, Georgia, Trump
Factbox-The Biden Cabinet: President-elect begins to build a team
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
2 at the State Department and as deputy national security adviser in Obama’s administration. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: JAKE SULLIVANBiden’s national security adviser when he served as vice president to Obama, Sullivan also served as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Haines held several posts at Columbia University after leaving the Obama administration in 2017. Senator and Secretary of State Kerry will act as “climate czar” in the Biden Administration. CHIEF OF STAFF: RON KLAINA longtime Biden adviser with experience in responding to the Ebola pandemic, Klain was picked for the chief of staff role that sets the president’s agenda.
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And thanks to climate change, experts warn, Central America will have to brace for stronger storm impacts in the future – as well as higher economic damages, unless they prepare. Hurricane Eta alone caused up to $5.5 billion in damage in Central America, the Inter-American Development Bank said, while the impact of Iota has not yet been determined. “We have more energy embedded in the oceans, and 90% from climate change,” said Belizean meteorologist Carlos Fuller, the lead climate change negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States. Iota for example spun from a 70 mile-per-hour (113 km-per-hour) tropical storm to a 160-mph (257-kph) Category 5 hurricane in 36 hours. This year, a record-tying two tropical storms were swirling over the Atlantic in May, before the season’s June 1 start.
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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will spend Thursday receiving the presidential daily briefing and meeting with transition team advisers. Harris announced more senior staff appointments Thursday, including her chief of staff, Hartina Flournoy, who has served as former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., wants California’s secretary of state, Alex Padilla, to replace Kamala Harris in the Senate next year. Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate Wednesday by Vice President Mike Pence, giving Democrats a key pickup in the battleground state of Arizona. President Donald Trump has no public events on his schedule.
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Tracking Viral Misinformation
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Mike Isaac | Davey Alba | Michael D. Shear | ) + 0.00   time to read: +53 min
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. The company previously removed misinformation about the polio vaccine in Pakistan, as well as misinformation on the measles vaccine in Samoa during outbreaks of the illnesses. or Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could be looking at,” Mr. Trump said. found no evidence of widespread election fraud, Trump posts video filled with falsehoods. In fact, the article Mr. Trump shared was based on a fake Twitter account that posed as his sister.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Like many executives, Jimmy Etheredge, chief executive of North America for Accenture, saw his work life change completely in the last nine months. Jimmy Etheredge, chief executive of North America for Accenture that's based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., is pictured in an undated photo. Courtesy Accenture/Handout via REUTERS“My business is all about client relationships,” said Etheredge, 57, who was named North American CEO last year. “In the past, when talking one-on-one with a CEO we’d say, ‘How are you doing?” and then get into business,” he said. I created a half-hour where I would say, “I’m not going to do calls, I’m not going to do emails; I’m going to focus on myself.”Q.
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Election officials who have been harassed and threatened in the wake of the election are pushing back against President Donald Trump’s repeated false claims that the election was stolen from him and urging party leaders to do something. Gabriel Sterling, a Republican official in the Georgia Secretary of State's office, spent the week condemning election fraud claims, which he said have incited death threats, intimidation, and harassment. But election officials across the country have said they are paying a personal price for their involvement in the democratic process. "Stand up for the truth," she urged federal and state officials. In Michigan, where Biden beat Trump by over more than 154,000 votes, the Detroit News reported that a self-proclaimed Trump supporter interrupted a Zoom meeting and threatened to rape the mothers of election officials.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Gabriel Sterling, you've, , Trump, Brad Raffensperger, Sterling, Joe Biden, William Barr, Sophia Solis, Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, Doug Ducey, Ducey, Jennifer Russell, State Barbara K, Kayleigh McEnany, I’m, Wendy Weiser, Trey Grayson, , we’ve Organizations: Republican, Senators, Trump, Arizona, Arizona Counter Terrorism, Center, Biden, State, PBS, Nevada Supreme, Detroit News, Associated Press, White House Press, Public, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law, Kentucky, National Task Force Locations: Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan
Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia has at times made at least 20 stock transactions in just one day, according to a New York Times analysis on Wednesday. The senator has faced public scrutiny and been under federal investigation for potential conflicts of interest while stock trading as a member of Congress. Republican Sen. David Perdue has occasionally made at least 20 stock transactions in just one day, according to a New York Times analysis on Wednesday. Perdue's office denied that the senator's stock transactions break any conflicts of interests and said that he doesn't directly manage his investments, according to The Times. His Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, has blasted the senator's stock trading on the campaign trail and labeled him a "crook."
Persons: Sen, David Perdue, Perdue, Republican Sen, JPMorgan Chase, doesn't, Perdue doesn't, John Burke, Burke, Georgia Sen, Kelly Loeffler, Jon Ossoff, Ossoff, Perdue's, Donald Trump Organizations: New York Times, Democratic, Republican, Times, Atlanta Journal, Justice Department, Senate Armed Services, Bank of America, JPMorgan, Regions Financial, Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs Committee, The Times, DOJ, SEC, CNN Locations: Georgia, Loeffler
'Insane': Burnett reacts to Donald Trump ally's attack on GOP governor
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
President Trump and his allies are repeatedly attacking Republican state officials, including Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, for not overturning the outcome of the election in his favor. CNN's Erin Burnett says the attacks are "doing great harm."
Persons: Trump, Brian Kemp, CNN's Erin Burnett Organizations: Georgia Gov
Georgia election official reacts to being called out at Stop the Steal rally
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( ) sentiment -0.90   time to read: 1 min
Gabriel Sterling, the voting systems implementation manager for the Georgia Secretary of State's office who called out President Donald Trump in an emotional plea, reacts to attorneys criticizing him at a Stop the Steal rally in Georgia and encouraging Republicans to not vote in the upcoming Senate runoff election.
Persons: Gabriel Sterling, Donald Trump Organizations: Georgia Locations: Georgia
President Trump released on Wednesday video of what he said might be "the most important speech" he's ever made. Trump has refused to accept the election results and has not conceded to Biden, instead pursuing legal challenges and pushing many baseless fraud claims. In the video, Trump called his loss "statistically impossible" because many Republicans down ballot won their races. The social media platform very quickly added a label saying, "This claim about election fraud is disputed." Some Republicans have spoken out against Trump's baseless election fraud claims.
Persons: Trump, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, Bill Barr, Gabriel Sterling, Adam Kinzinger Organizations: Facebook, Department of Justice, of Justice, New York Times, Twitter, Republican Locations: Georgia, Illinois
Former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell told supporters at a Wednesday rally in Alpharetta, Georgia, to boycott state elections until she deems voting systems "secure." Georgia Republicans worry that attacks by Trump and his allies on the state's officials and voting systems will actually endanger their chances of winning the runoffs and retaining control of the Senate. The former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell urged supporters at a Wednesday rally to boycott elections until she deems voting systems "secure" — potentially damaging Republican chances of victory in key Senate runoff elections in January. Powell, with whom the Trump campaign parted ways earlier in November, has launched her own legal challenge to President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Georgia. At the "Stop The Steal" rally in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Wednesday, she said that Republicans and other voters should boycott elections until voting systems are made secure.
Persons: Sidney Powell, Powell, Trump, Lin Wood, Joe Biden's, Georgia —, Donald Trump's, Greg Bluestein, Vernon Jones —, , Wood, Jones, Gabriel Sterling, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, Brian Kemp Organizations: Trump, Republicans, Dominion Voting, Fox News, Atlanta, State Rep, Republican, Georgia Republicans, The New York Times, Georgia's Republican Locations: Alpharetta , Georgia, Georgia
ET Jobless Claims Data Expected to Shed Light on Economy’s Direction: Live Updates RIGHT NOW Stocks slip lower before U.S. state unemployment claims data. —Stocks slip lower before U.S. state unemployment claims data. Credit... Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA, via Shutterstock Wall Street was poised to open unchanged and European indexes drifted lower as investors awaited the latest U.S. weekly unemployment claims data. More than four in 10 Republicans support raising taxes on people earning more than $400,000 a year. Three-quarters of Republicans support a proposal to guarantee paid sick leave to workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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So I'm normally obsessing over the next thing I'm doing as opposed to reflecting on the art of the career so far. "So you're just going to take pictures of random people on the street and somehow that's going to equal profit? And I don't know what that's going to be, but that's the way the wind is blowing right now. I'm going to figure it out one day...I've been thinking about it a lot. I'm going to figure it out one day, but my thinking so far is that relationships are tough.
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"Anything about the election, about Donald Trump, they take down." She was talking about Facebook's third-party fact-checkers who label misinformation as false on the platform. Both women told me they now use Parler — a platform that touts itself as a "free speech social network." Facebook and Twitter were slow to combat misinformation on their platforms, and really only did so only after public outcry following the 2016 election. Accounts with swastikas as their profile pictures and disgusting racist posts are not hard to come by on Parler.
Persons: Donald Trump's, didn't, it's, Kim Ashworth, Donald Trump, Kari Tingley, Twitter, Parler, Biden, There's, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg's Organizations: CNN, Facebook, Twitter, Big Tech, Trump, Apple, Fox, 8Chan Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, Covid, Trump, Russia
Mr. Trump will attend a campaign rally for Georgia’s Republican senators this weekend. Biden Presidential Transition Live Updates: Georgia Republicans to Hold Hearings on the Election, Even Though Biden’s Victory There Has Been CertifiedBrad Raffensperger, Georgia’s secretary of state, spoke with the news media at the State Capitol in Atlanta on Wednesday. Mr. Raffensperger, 65, most likely concerned about his future in politics, has tried to survive Mr. Trump’s onslaught with a mix of pushing back and staying in line. Last Thursday, Mr. Trump called Mr. Raffensperger an “enemy of the people.” Mr. Perdue and Ms. Loeffler, who are Trump loyalists, have called Mr. Raffensperger incompetent and have called on him to resign. On Monday, in a tweet, Mr. Trump called Mr. Kemp “hapless” and urged him to intervene in the election.
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Delta warns on slowing bookings, higher cash burn as Covid infections climb
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Leslie Josephs | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
Delta Air Lines Airbus A330 aircraft as seen on final approach flying, landing and taxiing after touch down in Amsterdam Schiphol EHAM AMS International Airport in the Netherlands. The wide body long haul Airbus A330-300 airplane has the registration N808NW and is powered by 2x PW jet engines. Delta Airlines is an American legacy airline carrier, one of the major in the United States with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and member of SkyTeam aviation alliance. United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways have also warned about slowing bookings because of the rise in new infections. Delta said it continues to expect its fourth-quarter revenue to come in at 30% of its fourth-quarter 2019 sales.
Persons: Nicolas Economou, We've, that's, we've, Ed Bastian, Bastian Organizations: Delta Air Lines Airbus, Amsterdam Schiphol, AMS, Airbus, Delta Airlines, Delta, DAL, Getty, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Johns Hopkins University Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands, American, United States, Atlanta , Georgia, U.S
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger publicly declared that he supported President Trump but his office had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in Georgia's 2020 presidential election. CNN's Amara Walker speaks to Raffensperger about his faith and how it's helping him handle the attacks he and his family are facing.
Persons: Brad Raffensperger, Trump, CNN's Amara Walker, Raffensperger, it's
Donald Trump Jr. and his tight-knit team have been pondering taking control of the National Rifle Association, Trump advisors told Insider. "Politics is now the family business," one Republican close to the Trump family said. "Politics is now the family business," one Republican close to the Trump family said. Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesDon Jr. eyes the NRAAmong the three oldest Trump children, Trump Jr. has been talked about the most for a career in politics. Trump Jr's girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, is also known among Trump advisors as someone looking to stay in the spotlight.
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The House will vote for the first time on a bill that would decriminalize cannabis. Cannabis execs say that while the House vote is encouraging, they're focused on state-level reforms. US lawmakers are set to vote for the first time to federally decriminalize cannabis. The bill facing a vote on Friday in the US House of Representatives is called the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the "MORE Act." "This would be historic as it would be the first time the House has voted to legalize cannabis," they wrote.
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Democrats think of themselves as the "party of science," but a lot of prominent Democratic politicians have acted like they're immune from COVID. We've come to expect COVID-denialism from Trump-sycophantic Republicans, but the brazen hypocrisy of far too many Democrats is a public health threat, because it gives COVID deniers all the motivation they need to ignore social distancing guidelines. That's why I'm not particularly shocked that so many of them have put their own personal enjoyment and political expediency ahead of public health. That's because when a prominent politician — especially one from the self-espoused "party of science" — flouts COVID restrictions, it carries consequences. With some exceptions, social distancing restrictions are the most effective way to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Persons: We've, I'm, , Nancy Pelosi, Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Steve Adler, Andrew Cuomo, arrogantly, Karl Marx's, They're fallible Organizations: Democratic, Trump, sycophantic Republicans, White, Laundry, San Francisco Mayor London, Austin, Mexico . New York Gov, Conservatives Locations: COVID, California, Mexico ., Georgia, West Coast
Here Are the Threats Terrorizing Election Workers
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Michael Wines | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
“It’s just wrong,” the official, Gabriel Sterling, a Republican, said at a news conference. “I can’t begin to explain the level of anger I have over this.”But the technician in Georgia is not alone. Across the nation, election officials and their staff have been bombarded this month with emails, telephone calls and letters brimming with menace and threats of violence, the result of their service in a presidential election in which the defeated candidate’s most ardent followers have refused to accept the results. The noose may be approaching meme status among the recipients of the abuse. Amber McReynolds, the head of the National Vote at Home Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes voting by mail, said she had experienced a spike in online threats since Election Day, when Mr. Trump ratcheted up false claims that fraudulent mail votes had cost him the election.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Trump, “ It’s, Gabriel Sterling, candidate’s, Amber McReynolds Organizations: Republican, Home Institute, Twitter Locations: WASHINGTON, Georgia
Economist Christopher Waller has been confirmed as a Federal Reserve governor, following a near party-line vote Thursday in the Senate. At the same time, the previous controversial nomination of Judy Shelton for a similar position is likely over now that she has lost key Republican support and the Democrats have officially gained another seat. At the same time, the seating of Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly, who unseated Republican Sen. Martha McSally, likely sealed Shelton's fate. Republican senators Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine opposed the Shelton nomination. Shelton is the latest Fed nominee from President Donald Trump to fall flat, despite Republican Senate control.
Persons: Christopher Waller, Judy Shelton, Republican Rand Paul, Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly, Republican Sen, Martha McSally, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Maine, Shelton, Donald Trump, Stephen Moore, Herman Cain, Nellie Liang, Marvin Goodfriend, Waller, Louis Fed Organizations: Federal Reserve, Democrats, Republican, GOP, Arizona Democrat, Georgia, Federal Open Locations: Arizona, Utah, Georgia
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