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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks on voting rights at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2021. The Justice Department under former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions was regularly accused of putting Trump's personal and political interests ahead of the law. The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for data on Schiff and Swalwell. The head of the Justice Department's National Security Division is expected to leave his post by the end of next week, the Times reported on Monday. The departure of John Demers, a holdover from Trump's administration, had been arranged months ago, the Times reported.
Persons: General Merrick Garland, Tom Brenner, Donald Trump's, Garland, Lisa Monaco, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, General Michael Horowitz, Trump, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Schiff, Swalwell, William Barr, Jeff Sessions, Barr, Kate Bedingfield, Apple, Donald McGahn, John Demers Organizations: U.S . Department of Justice, REUTERS Companies Companies, Apple Inc, U.S . Justice, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic, Department, White House Communications, New York Times, Trump -, White, Times, Justice Department's National Security Division Locations: Washington , U.S
Former U.S. President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at the North Carolina GOP convention dinner in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S. June 5, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan DrakeTop Senate Democrats on Friday called on former U.S. attorneys general to testify about reported data seizures by former President Donald Trump's Justice Department targeting Democratic lawmakers as part of a leak probe, while a White House official criticized the actions as "appalling." Trump's Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in an attempt to find out who was behind leaks of classified information, the New York Times reported on Thursday. "Obviously, the reports of the behavior of the attorney general under Donald Trump are appalling," she told CNN. Biden has made a point of marking the independence of the Justice Department, saying it serves the people, not the president.
Persons: Donald Trump, Jonathan Drake, Donald Trump's, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Trump, Bill Barr, Jeff Sessions, ” Kate Bedingfield, White, Joe Biden, Biden Organizations: U.S, North, North Carolina GOP, REUTERS, Department, Democratic, White, Apple Inc, of, New York Times, White House, Republican Trump, CNN, Justice Department, Thomson Locations: North Carolina, Greenville , North Carolina, U.S
The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will probe efforts by the department during former President Donald Trump's administration to seize the communications data of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the watchdog confirmed. The inspector general announced his review after Senate Democrats on Friday demanded that two former U.S. attorneys general testify about reported subpoenas of records of members of Congress by Trump's Justice Department. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake Read MoreCongressional officials said committee chair Adam Schiff and committee member Eric Swalwell are the only legislators whose data the Trump Justice Department has been confirmed to have subpoenaed. Biden has made a point of marking the independence of the Justice Department, saying it serves the people, not the president. On Friday, Barr told Politico that while he ran the Justice Department he was "not aware of any congressman’s records being sought in a leak case."
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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell also told the group his was open to their ideas, Republicans said. Schumer said work was still progressing on two tracks - one a bipartisan infrastructure bill and the other a measure that if brought to the floor, could pass with only Democratic votes through a maneuver called reconciliation that bypasses the rule requiring 60 votes for bills to advance. Biden and Schumer have talked about such a two-track approach“I was told verbally, stuff, I’ve asked for paper, I’ll look at it,” Schumer said. He and Democratic Senator Jon Tester also spoke of a provision that might raise revenue by having the Internal Revenue Service go after tax cheats. In the latest bipartisan discussions, Republican lawmakers said the group reached tentative conclusions on specific spending provisions that it would pay for without raising taxes.
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Republicans see progress in bipartisan U.S. infrastructure talks
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( David Morgan | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinRepublican members of a bipartisan group trying to forge a new deal to boost U.S. infrastructure reported some progress on Thursday after their Senate leader Mitch McConnell told them he was open to such a plan. said Republican Senator Bill Cassidy, one of the bipartisan negotiators. Republican Senator Mitt Romney said other Republicans had also been receptive: "We're talking to individuals one by one, and so far, folks have said they're open to what we're doing." Senator Joe Manchin, a centrist Democrat on the negotiating group, told reporters that "Things are going in the right direction." "Depends on how you talk about raising taxes," Senator Jeanne Shaheen replied.
Persons: Mitch McConnell, Evelyn Hockstein, Joe Biden's, Biden, Shelley Moore Capito, McConnell, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Joe Manchin, Chris Murphy, Murphy, Romney, Jeanne Shaheen, nothing's, everything's, Chuck Schumer, Capito, Kate Bedingfield, White, we're, Cassidy Organizations: Republican, Capitol, REUTERS, Reuters, Democrat, Democratic, Republicans, White House, CNN, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
The Biden administration is banning most travel from India amid its escalating COVID-19 outbreak. Last year, Biden said that banning all travel from any part of the world would not stop COVID-19. Conservative critics of the president have misleadingly said that Biden called President Donald Trump's travel restrictions on China xenophobic, painting the new prohibitions on travel from India as hypocritical. Biden never explicitly said this, but he has gone back and forth on the issue of travel bans or restrictions. But Biden in early April then came out and expressed support for Trump's travel restrictions on China.
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Two White House officials criticized Joe Rogan on Wednesday over his recent vaccine comments. Podcast mogul Joe Rogan took heat from a pair of White House officials on Wednesday over his opinion that younger Americans shouldn't get the COVID-19 vaccine. "If you're a healthy person, and you're exercising all the time, and you're young, and you're eating well, like, I don't think you need to worry about this." "I guess my first question would be, did Joe Rogan become a medical doctor while we weren't looking?" "I'm not sure that taking scientific and medical advice from Joe Rogan is perhaps the most productive way for people to get their information," she added.
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Biden’s Democrats hold half the 100-seat Senate, claiming a majority thanks only to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote. While raising concerns over reconciliation, Manchin did not specifically say if he would vote against the infrastructure bill in that scenario. The White House said that it wanted to have “an open dialogue” with lawmakers. More than a dozen White House and corporate officials interviewed by Reuters this week said they could live with a 25% rate. While Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has a difficult balancing act in moving Biden’s initiatives through the evenly split Senate, Manchin walks a political tight-rope as well.
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Republican officials are also blaming the Biden administration for actions they say are leading more people from Central America to seek entry into the United States. “It’s not a crisis, it’s a complete loss of sovereignty down there,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said. Graham recently visited the border and said he saw a facility designed to hold 80 children with about 1,000 in it. “It does not mean that they get to stay in the United States. Psaki said the administration is committed to transparency and providing access to those temporary Border Patrol facilities as soon as it can.
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"That's certainly our goal: to diminish the hue and cry by the left for elimination of the 60-vote rule," said Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas. "To say, no, there are ways in which we can work together, that the Senate can function, and needs to." "I do think that group will be the group that decides whether or not we can maintain the 60-vote threshold," Young said. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., last week came out swinging against the 60-vote rule and called it a danger to democracy. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., an institutionalist, said she's "open to changing the way the Senate filibuster rules are used" if Republicans "abuse" the tool.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial should start in mid-February and laid out the preferred timing during a conference call with Republican colleagues on Thursday, according to multiple sources on the call. Included in McConnell’s proposal is a deal to begin the Senate proceedings in February so that both sides can properly prepare for Trump's second impeachment trial, according to multiple people on the call. Senator Mike Braun, R-Ind., also told NBC News that he thinks the trial could begin mid-February. Both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer punted on the trial timing question when asked by reporters earlier on Thursday. Bedingfield added that Biden wants the Senate to conduct the impeachment trial in a way that allows them to move forward with the Covid-19 relief legislation as quickly as possible.
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As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office facing more crisis than any other president in modern-American history, the stakes for his inaugural address could not be higher. Advisers also say the address will echo some of Biden’s recent speeches, which have doubled as opportunities to test inaugural themes. Still, we are told not to expect Biden’s speech to be filled with soaring rhetoric. The speech is “going to be Joe Biden” because “unity is part of who Joe Biden is. He’s working alongside Vinay Reddy, Biden’s director of speechwriting, who worked for Biden when he was vice president.
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Mario Tama | Getty ImagesAs President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office facing more crisis than any other president in modern-American history, the stakes for his inaugural address could not be higher. Advisers also say the address will echo some of Biden's recent speeches, which have doubled as opportunities to test inaugural themes. Still, we are told not to expect Biden's speech to be filled with soaring rhetoric. The speech is "going to be Joe Biden" because "unity is part of who Joe Biden is. Read more: Trump expected to depart White House Wednesday morning for final time as president Biden's challenge will be reaching the voters who are still staunchly behind President Donald Trump.
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WASHINGTON — We don’t know who’s going to win Tuesday’s twin Senate runoffs in Georgia — given the close initial results in November, the close and scarce polling, and the uncertainties about turnout in January. And, like we saw in November, don’t be surprised if it takes a day or more to determine the winners in these two runoffs. As the AP reminds us, Georgia doesn’t count ballots — including absentee ones — until the polling places close at 7:00 p.m. Democrats, including the Georgia Senate candidates, have echoed the president’s call for a round of $2,000 stimulus checks and want to fund state and local budgets. Biden: If the GOP wins, you’re not getting those checksDuring his rally in Georgia last night, President—elect Biden seemed aware of the policy stakes in Georgia.
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Jan. 1: Congress overrides Trump’s veto of the Defense authorization bill, the first veto override of Trump’s presidency. Because we won the state," Trump said. Here’s what it looks like by the numbers:President Trump announced his AG pick 11 days after Election Day. Barack Obama announced his first pick (just including first terms) 28 days after Election Day. Ronald Reagan named William French Smith 38 days after Election Day 1980.
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But maybe most important of all, 2020 will likely stand as a demarcation in our politics and society for years to come. Did it close the door on alternative facts, political nepotism and demagoguery from the White House? The first two come from HUD nominee Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and White House adviser Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La. If Haaland and Fudge are confirmed and resign their seats, the House majority could stand at 219 — just one seat more than a full majority. In the 2017-2018 cycle (when Republicans held the House majority) Democratic candidates in special congressional elections usually outperformed the 2016 results by double-digit margins.
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Biden tests negative for COVID-19 after aide tests positive
  + stars: | 2020-12-17 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden arrives at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, after an incoming White House adviser, Cedric Richmond, contracted the deadly respiratory disease, a spokeswoman for Biden said in a statement. Richmond was not in close contact with Biden as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON, White, Cedric Richmond, Biden, Richmond, Kate Bedingfield Organizations: REUTERS, Centers for Disease Control Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, U.S
The latest development here: A pair of CDC political appointees told the New York Times about how the Trump administration exerted ever-increasing influence over the agency’s message and data. 308,143: The number of deaths in the United States from the virus so far. 224.53 million: The number of coronavirus tests that have been administered in the United States so far, according to researchers at The COVID Tracking Project. And the president of the United States isn’t saying or doing anything about it. For what it’s worth, President Trump picked his first SBA chief, Linda McMahon, 30 days after Election Day 2016.
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Biden advisor Rep. Cedric Richmond tests positive for COVID-19
  + stars: | 2020-12-17 | by ( Charles Davis | ) www.businessinsider.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Rep. Cedric Richmond, an advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, has tested positive for COVID-19. Richmond, who recently traveled to Georgia for a campaign event, was not in "close contact" with Biden, according to a spokesperson for the transition team. A senior advisor to President-elect Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a campaign event this week in Georgia with Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. "Richmond was not in close contact, as defined by the CDC, with the president-elect," Bedingfield said. President-elect Biden underwent a PCR test for COVID-19 on Thursday.
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President-elect Joe Biden's incoming deputy chief of staff, Jen O'Malley Dillon, on Thursday walked back her comments referring to Republicans as "a bunch of f---ers," Politico reported. O'Malley Dillon told Glamour. President-elect Joe Biden's incoming deputy chief of staff, Jen O'Malley Dillon, expressed regret on Thursday for referring to Republicans as "a bunch of f---ers," according to Politico. "Read how the person he wants as the next WH deputy chief of staff called Republicans in Congress a bunch of f***ers." O'Malley Dillon became Biden's campaign manager in April and has since been selected to serve as the next White House deputy chief of staff.
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Representative Cedric L. Richmond, Democrat of Louisiana and one of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s closest advisers, has tested positive for the coronavirus and has started a 14-day quarantine, a spokeswoman for the transition said Thursday evening. Mr. Richmond, who has been a lawmaker since 2011, is the first announced member of Mr. Biden’s White House staff to test positive. He is slated to join Mr. Biden’s administration as a senior adviser and director of the Office of Public Engagement. A rapid test for the virus on Wednesday was positive, the transition said, and a more precise test on Thursday was also positive. Mr. Biden tested negative for the virus on Thursday, Ms. Bedingfield said.
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WSJ op-ed urging Jill Biden to drop 'Dr' title sparks backlash
  + stars: | 2020-12-13 | by ( ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
An op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday sparked criticism after it suggested that First Lady-elect Jill Biden should drop her "Dr." title because she is not a medical doctor. Essayist Joseph Epstein urged Jill Biden to "drop the doc" in her name, saying that it "sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic." An op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday sparked backlash after it suggested that First Lady-elect Jill Biden should drop her "Dr." title because she is not a medical doctor. Jill Biden' sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic," he wrote. Epstein's comments also sparked anger on social media, with many public figures in politics and academia alike stepping in to support Jill Biden.
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Yet some of the sticking points include liability protections for businesses and the bill’s lack of $1,200 direct payments to Americans. But we’ll see if this group of bipartisan senators has success in breaking this — as well as future — logjams. 7,062,213: Joe Biden’s lead in the popular vote at the time of publication. Regarding the Becerra pick, Team Biden showed during the 2020 campaign that it was always eager to respond to the Washington chatter. ICYMI: What else is happening in the worldAt least so far, Biden’s Cabinet picks are keeping progressives from a revolt.
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President-elect Joe Biden has said he intends to focus his health-care policy on a reboot of the Affordable Care Act and launch the first federally run health-care plan. But as with much of his agenda, the fate of his plans rests on which party has control of the Senate following Georgia’s runoff elections in January. Mr. Biden’s boldest proposals include lowering the age for Medicare enrollment to 60 from 65 and instituting a public-option health plan. Mr. Biden is focusing on the pandemic ahead of his inauguration with his own coronavirus advisory group. Mr. Biden has yet to name a new Health and Human Services secretary.
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Biden picks diverse team of top economic advisers
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Jarrett Renshaw | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers a pre-Thanksgiving speech at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 25, 2020. The incoming administration has been hampered for weeks by Republican President Donald Trump, who has refused to concede to Biden, a Democrat. Biden named leading members of an economic team that will have to combat the crushing blows to workers and businesses from the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 266,000 people in the United States in nine months. “They will be ready on day one to get to work for all Americans.”Biden was expected to formally introduce the new economic team members on Tuesday, the transition team said. Slideshow ( 2 images )Biden selected Cecelia Rouse, dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, to chair the Council of Economic Advisers.
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