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Heading into his administration, the relationship between President-elect Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is taking center stage. Those talks often took place by phone and with only the two men and staffers present, sources familiar with their relationship told NBC News. "But President-elect Biden — or, at the time, Vice President Biden — is quite opposite," the person continued. Reflecting on his dealings with Republicans, Obama this month expressed amusement with recent coverage of the relationship between Biden and McConnell. "I'm enjoying reading now about how Joe Biden and Mitch have been friends for a long time," Obama told The Atlantic.
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Austan Goolsbee, a former top economic advisor under President Barack Obama, said congressional Democrats should pass a relief plan now and seek a larger one later. "So if they have to accept half a loaf, then they should take half a loaf, and then let's try to get another half of a loaf," Goolsbee told CNN's Manu Raju. Congress has been gridlocked on another relief plan since the spring, and Democrats have wanted a larger package for months. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has taken a backseat on the next relief package, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead among Republicans. On Sunday, Trump gave his first interview since the election to Fox News and didn't bring up passing a coronavirus aid plan.
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ET Covid-19 Updates: With Learning Upended, Parents Pull Children From U.S. Public Schools Amazon has been on a hiring binge to keep up with pandemic shopping, but for the global economy, “normal” is a long way away. Manhattan Gabby Jones for The New York Times Manhattan Gabby Jones for The New York Times Sacramento Salgu Wissmath for The New York Times Manhattan James Estrin/The New York Times Lincoln, Neb. AAA had projected a downturn in road travel, and still expected tens of millions of people to drive to celebrations. The iconic Table Mountain in South Africa’s Western Cape province, which is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases. Credit... Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times For much of the year, every time Hong Kong beat back a surge of coronavirus cases, new problems would pop up weeks later.
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Time is quickly running out to pass something by year-end to prevent a "benefits cliff," which would erase temporary protections in place for renters, student loan borrowers and the jobless. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said after the election a few weeks ago that reaching a stimulus deal is "job one" for the Senate. Mark Hamrick senior economic analyst at BankrateBut Democrats and Republicans appear firmly entrenched in their respective negotiating positions. Spokespeople for Biden, McConnell and Pelosi didn't return a request for comment for this story. "I don't think there's any sign of visible momentum," said Mark Hamrick, a senior economic analyst at Bankrate.
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“Once you go over the case cliff, where you have so many cases that you overwhelm the system, basically at that point when you fall off that case cliff, you’re going to see mortality rates go up substantially,” he said. The country reached a peak seven-day average of 176,000 reported cases on Wednesday, and there is reason to fear the worst is still coming. After rising cases has come the new surge of deaths. In the Upper Midwest, where reports of new cases have started to level off, deaths are still mounting. Nearly 40 percent of all coronavirus deaths in Wisconsin have been reported since the start of November.
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Opinion | Why Did So Many Americans Vote for Trump?
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Will Wilkinson | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Mr. Trump abdicated responsibility, shifting the burden onto states and municipalities with busted budgets. He succeeded in putting Democrats on the defensive about economic restrictions and school closures. But Democrats weren’t destined to get quite as tangled in Mr. Trump’s trap as they did. Democrats needed to present a competing, compelling strategy to counter Republican messaging. Democrats needed to underscore the depth of Republican failure by forcefully communicating what other countries had done to successfully control the virus.
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Harris’s Jamaican heritage, and her many accomplishments, fuel a particularly deep-welled source of pride throughout the region. ‘The rot in your democracy will continue to spread’Glen Rowe, Nanaimo, British Columbia: As a neighbor and a friend, I am deeply concerned for the well-being of your country. Most of the American expats I know in Israel share my negative view of Donald Trump. To do this, Biden needs to show no leniency to Donald Trump and let the law take its natural course. If a court were to sentence Trump to prison, Biden should not try to protect him.
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Donald Trump will no longer be president on January 20, but don't expect him to disappear into the night. He will continue to be a dominant force in Republican politics that President-elect Joe Biden will have to tangle with. But Biden will also have to contend with other figures such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the nation's Republican governors. Here are the 16 Republican power centers the Democrat and his team will have to either work or fight with — or both — once they take office next year. Here are the 16 most influential conservative power centers Biden could work with — or be forced to overcome — to enact his agenda.
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He'll start off with a vast network of political connections forged during 36 years in the Senate and eight years in the Obama White House. Joe Biden will need powerful allies in Congress to help him chalk up big legislative wins now that he's headed to the White House. Some of Biden's top allies in Congress are also considered contenders for White House or Cabinet jobs. He's for instance already picked Louisianna Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond to become a senior adviser and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Here's Insider's list of 17 people in Congress whose relationships with Biden will be critical after his swearing-in on January 20.
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Covid-19 Updates: Los Angeles County Bans Private Gatherings of Multiple Households U.S. hospitals, with dwindling staff, have been pushed to the brink. Los Angeles County officials have been gradually tightening health restrictions, though not yet to the shutdown levels imposed early in the pandemic. The Times analysis has uncovered more than 724,000 coronavirus cases infecting people at some 27,000 long-term care facilities. — Alex Lemonides, Jordan Allen, Alex Leeds Matthews andBritain moves to quickly approve a coronavirus vaccine with unclear test results. A researcher in a laboratory at the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England, working on the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden predicted that Republicans would have an "epiphany" after President Donald Trump lost. The GOP response to the election is an ominous sign for Biden's pitch to usher in a new era of unity and bipartisanship. 'A great, great epiphany'On the campaign trail last year, Biden repeatedly promised a GOP "epiphany" after Trump was out of the way. Trump's groundless claims of widespread fraud and a "rigged election" appear to have taken root inside his party. That has prevented the sort of blowout election that Biden and the Democrats were counting on to crush the remnants of Trumpism in his party.
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GOP Sees Georgia Senate Races as ‘Firewall’ After Trump’s Loss
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Siobhan Hughes | Lindsay Wise | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
WASHINGTON—With President Trump’s drive to remain in office hitting a dead end, Senate Republicans are redoubling their efforts in Georgia, where a pair of runoffs will determine which party controls the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and Sen. Todd Young (R., Ind. ), the departing chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, have told colleagues that each of them needs to help Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler keep their seats in the Jan. 5 races, GOP aides said. Senators are traveling...
Persons: Trump’s, Mitch McConnell, Sen, Todd Young, Sens, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler Organizations: WASHINGTON, Republicans, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Senators Locations: Georgia, Ky, Ind
Republicans have wrongly created a narrative where white men see themselves as "victims" who are "under attack", according to Barack Obama. "That's a story that's being told and how you unwind that is going to be not something that is done right away," Obama said in a radio interview on Wednesday. Trump and the Republicans have won millions of votes partly by framing white American men as "victims" who are "under attack," according to former president Barack Obama. "What's always interesting to me is the degree to which you've seen created in Republican politics the sense that white males are victims," Obama told the Breakfast Club radio show. Trump won white men by a margin of around 31% in his 2016 election victory over Hilary Clinton, and performed particularly well among white men in rural areas.
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ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Americans Gather for Thanksgiving at a Moment of National Peril The shadow of the pandemic hangs over the holiday, as President-elect Joe Biden urges the U.S. to “hang on.” The Supreme Court blocked coronavirus restrictions on religious services in New York. Credit... Tom Lynn for The New York Times Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday with the pandemic at perhaps its most precarious point yet. Coronavirus cases in the United States have reached record highs, with an average of more than 176,000 a day over the past week. I understand.” —Advertisement Continue reading the main storyMarching on, Macy’s and NBC prepare a one-block Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. To control the spread of the coronavirus, state rules limit attendance at the stadium to half its capacity of more than 100,000, and no game has approached that limit.
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Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesUS stock futures point to a modestly higher start to trade later, after the Dow Jones crossed 30,000 for the first time on Tuesday, lifted by optimism over a vaccine and Biden's picks for his administration. "Eventually, there will be a price to pay - but worry about that another day," Stephen Innes, chief market strategist at broker Axi, said. US stock futures pointed to a potentially record-breaking start to trade on Wall Street later on Wednesday, buoyed by optimism that a solution for COVID-19 will deliver the global economy from deeper harm. "Yellen and US Fed Chair Jerome Powell are the new normal economic power brokers," Stephen Innes, chief market strategist at broker Axi, said. The Brent crude futures market suggests traders are at their most bullish over the demand outlook in 2021 in months.
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After he leaves the White House, Trump is going to turn the GOP into 'The Apprentice' — a show where he stars, hosts, and all the contestants compete for his favor. It's becoming crystal clear what Trump wants to do after he leaves the White House — he wants to turn the GOP into his old TV show, "The Apprentice." Just like the show, Trump envisions a Republican Party where everyone who wants to be anyone has to vie for his approval. That means he will prioritize slavish devotion over talent, just like he did in his highly incompetent White House and with his highly incompetent legal team. This is exactly what the Republican Party deserves.
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14 million workers face losing unemployment benefits at the end December
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Greg Iacurci | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. DEA / M. BORCHI | De Agostini | Getty ImagesNearly 14 million American workers are collecting unemployment benefits through programs that will lapse at the end of the year without congressional action. CARES Act unemploymentCollectively, more than half of the roughly 20.5 million total workers on state and federal unemployment rolls would lose their benefits if these programs expire. Some Republican senators seem to want to extend some of the existing unemployment programs. However, many states have stopped paying these extended benefits, which typically amount to 13 or 20 extra weeks, in recent months. More than 411,000 workers in 17 states won't be able to collect extended benefits because of this, according to a CNBC analysis of Labor Department figures.
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Three European officials told Insider that President-elect Joe Biden, when in office, could pressure Germany to drop its Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Russia. Nord Stream 2, which would transport natural gas from Russia to Western Europe, cost 10 billion euros to build. European security officials and diplomats expect President-elect Joe Biden to kill the existence of Nord Stream 2, the unfinished pipeline that aims to carry natural gas from Russia to northern Germany. Mukran port in Germany, where some Nord Stream 2 pipes are stored. The arrangement surrounding the existing Nord Stream pipeline requires Russia to send natural gas to Western marks via Eastern European pipelines — an act that limits Russia's ability to threaten gas shortages to some nations.
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What started as a Midwestern surge has grown into coast-to-coast disaster. Over the last two months, rural counties and midsize cities in the Great Plains and Upper Midwest have been the main drivers of the dizzying growth in coronavirus cases in the United States. “Our people are tired,” said Maggie Hansen, the chief nursing executive at Memorial Healthcare System in South Florida. More than 1.2 million cases have been identified in the United States in the last week alone, and the country is on pace to reach 13 million known cases in the coming days. Deaths are also rising fast, with more than 2,200 announced nationwide on Tuesday, the most on a single day since early May.
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Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler wearing protective masks clap during a campaign event in Cumming, Georgia, U.S., November 13, 2020. Losses by both Perdue and Loeffler would deadlock the Senate, giving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote. Some Republican officials say Trump’s repeated attacks on the election as “rigged” could depress turnout among his core supporters. “That’s a bit of a confusing message.”Raffensperger has struck back at Trump, Loeffler and Perdue, saying the election was fairly conducted. The party’s civil war in Georgia could turn off moderate voters who might otherwise be inclined to support the Republican incumbents.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for the news conference following the weekly Senate Republican caucus policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. November 17, 2020. Some Senate Republicans - most of whom have yet to acknowledge Biden’s defeat of President Donald Trump or refer to Biden as president-elect - quickly condemned his picks. Influential Senate Republican John Cornyn told reporters he assumed Cabinet picks would be negotiated if Biden becomes president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not hesitated to wield the power of his office since Republicans won Senate control in 2014. Georgia voters go to the polls on Jan. 5 for two runoff elections pitting strong Senate Trump supporters David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler against Democratic challengers.
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I wish medical workers could take vacation days, too. Just imagine how much more worried they'll be if their local hospitals, overwhelmed by surges of Covid-19 patients, run out of nurses. Our leaders have left it up to medical workers to save American lives, but they've denied us the resources to do so. Our leaders seem to have forgotten that medical workers are human beings. In the ICU, I was treating the sickest patients I'd ever seen, under the most difficult conditions.
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Monday she will step down as top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee in the new session of Congress beginning early 2021, marking a victory for progressives who pressured her to step aside. “After serving as the lead Democrat on the Judiciary Committee for four years, I will not seek the chairmanship or ranking member position in the next Congress,” the California Democrat said in a statement. This has been one of the best set of hearings that I've participated in,” Feinstein told Graham in the committee room. “For the last four years, Republicans leading the Senate Judiciary Committee have turned a blind eye to the worst abuses of the Trump era,” Durbin said in a statement. “While President Trump assaulted the Constitution, the Judiciary Committee abdicated its oversight responsibilities and became little more than a conveyor belt to rubberstamp ideological and largely underqualified judicial nominees.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she would step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next session of Congress. The resignation comes after criticism that she was not aggressive enough during the Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she would step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Going forward, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee must be led by someone who will not wishfully cling to a bygone era of civility and decorum that Republicans abandoned long ago." "I intend to seek the top Democratic position on the Judiciary Committee in the 117th Congress.
Persons: Sen, Dianne Feinstein, COVID, Amy Coney Barrett, Feinstein, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Brian Fallon, Politico, Dick Durbin, Durbin Organizations: Politico, Supreme, Demand, Trump White House, Democratic Locations: California
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: As Crisis Deepens, Biden Team to Be Briefed on Disjointed U.S. On Monday, President Trump’s government finally authorized Mr. Biden to begin a formal transition process. In the absence of a formal transition, Mr. Biden had been left trying to signal to Americans that he is prepared to take charge of a disjointed federal virus response. “It doesn’t matter who you voted for, where you stood before Election Day,” Mr. Biden said in Delaware in early November after announcing a coronavirus task force. Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker A look at all the vaccines that have reached trials in humans.
Persons: Biden, Joseph R, Kamala Harrris, Anna Moneymaker, Trump’s, , Trump, Stephen M, Hahn, ” Mr, ” — Sheila Kaplan, Fabio Bucciarelli, David Engelthaler, Engelthaler, — James Glanz, Benedict Carey, Andrew Testa, That’s, — Carl Zimmer, Boris Johnson, we’re, Tolga, Johnson’s, Mr, Johnson, , , Mark Landler, It’s, Jim Wilson, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Barbara Ferrer, Sarah Stacke, Andrew M, Cuomo, Doug Steiner Organizations: Biden Team, ., The New York Times, Department of Health, Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, General Services Administration, Republican, Democratic, , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Genomics Research, AstraZeneca, University of Oxford, The New York, Reuters, British, Credit, Agence France, Downing, Conservative, Oxford University, Midwest, New York Times, Albuquerque . Baltimore ., Banner Health, Astoria Studios, Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Silvercup Studios, Hollywood Locations: U.S, Arizona , California, Pennsylvania, Australia, United States, Delaware, Bergamo, Italy, China, Europe, New York City, Northern, Wuhan, Arizona, Oxford, England, Covid, Britain, Pfizer’s, British, Oakland, Calif, Upper Midwest, States, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Midwest, California, Delaware , Louisiana , Maryland , New Hampshire , New Mexico, Vermont, New Mexico, Pittsburgh, Albuquerque . Baltimore, Albuquerque . Baltimore . San Diego, El Paso, Los Angeles County, York, Amsterdam ”, Manhattan, New York, Queens, Long Island
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