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Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska on Sunday said that President Donald Trump should begin the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said on Sunday that President Donald Trump should begin the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden. "It is time to begin the full and formal transition process." The Trump administration has been criticised over its refusal to begin the transition process with the president-elect, which could jeopardize Biden's ability to immediately tackle pressing issues when he takes office. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Saturday congratulated Biden after a judge dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit in his state.
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Carl Bernstein named 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed "extreme contempt" for President Donald Trump. Bernstein, one of the Watergate journalists, said the senators have "have repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump & his fitness to be POTUS." Legendary reporter Carl Bernstein has published a list of 21 Republican senators who he says have privately expressed "extreme contempt" for President Donald Trump but won't express it publicly. Despite Trump's protests, some Republican senators have acknowledged Joe Biden as the president-elect. These include five of the Republican senators listed by Bernstein: Romney, Rubio, Murkowski, Toomey, and Collins.
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The Price of Bad Polling
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( The Editorial Board | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
The 2020 polling autopsies are still being written, and there are many unanswered questions: How did Republicans win 27 of 27 House districts identified as tossups by the Cook Political Report? How did Sen. Susan Collins win Maine by nine points when she didn’t lead in a single major poll for months? How are President Trump and Joe Biden separated by a little under four points in the national popular vote when Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight average showed an 8.4-point Biden lead on Election Day? The NYU economist Arpit Gupta...
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Republican Sen. Pat Toomey congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory just hours after a federal judge tossed a major Trump campaign lawsuit seeking to challenge the election results. Toomey said in a statement that President Donald Trump "exhausted all plausible legal options" for winning the state's 20 electoral votes. "I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory," Toomey said. "I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory," Toomey said. Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have all congratulated Biden on his victory.
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President Donald Trump is refusing to concede the presidential election, and said he plans to fight the results in court. The issue of whether to concede has divided Trump's inner circle, with some advising him to accept loss with dignity. Sen. Lindsey Graham: FightThe South Carolina senator has put his money where his mouth is, telling Sean Hannity's show that he had personally donated $500,000 to Trump's legal efforts. Rudy Giuliani: FightThe president's personal lawyer has been spearheading Trump's efforts to dispute the election results. "The President and his lawyers have made claims of criminality and widespread fraud, which they allege could impact election results.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joe Biden on Saturday reached the two-week mark since becoming president-elect, with President Donald Trump stinging from back-to-back setbacks in his desperate, unprecedented bid to undo his election defeat. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a meeting at his transition headquarters in the Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 20, 2020. That effort, which critics call an unparalleled push by a sitting president to subvert the will of voters, has met with little success. Trump will participate virtually this weekend in the last summit of the 20 biggest world economies (G20) of his term. There is a “right way and a wrong way” for Trump to contest what he sees as election irregularities, Susan Collins, the Maine Senator, said in a statement.
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More Congress Republicans openly doubt Trump's election claims
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Richard Cowan | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pressure for President Donald Trump to start the transition process to President-elect Joe Biden built among Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Friday, as several voiced doubts over Trump’s claims of fraudulent voting. Alaska’s conservative Senator Dan Sullivan told reporters Trump has “a high bar” to prove his claims the election has been stolen by Democrats. Until now, Republicans in Congress have mostly said Trump should have latitude in pursuing legal claims of wrongdoing in the election. “In reality, Republicans all over are turning the page” on Trump’s presidency, he said. Still, the vast majority of Republicans in Congress have yet to acknowledge Biden’s win publicly.
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Senator Bernie Sanders criticized Republicans for refusing to speak out against President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election. "It is even worse when the Republican Party, with few exceptions, remains silent over this outrageous attack on democracy." Sen. Bernie Sanders sharply criticized Republicans on Friday for neglecting to speak out against President Donald Trump's attempts to undermine the election results as he shifts tactics from his struggling court cases. The independent senator of Vermont added that the "GOP has ceased to be a political party" and "is now a cult." States are formally certifying their presidential election results and electors from each state will then cast their votes in mid-December.
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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday said that President-elect Joe Biden should begin receiving intelligence briefings while President Donald Trump's election-related litigation continues. Only a handful of Senate Republicans have publicly called for Biden to begin receiving briefings. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump may be challenging the 2020 presidential election results but President-elect Joe Biden needs to begin receiving pertinent national security briefings ahead of taking office in January. "The President is contesting the election and I would urge him to give intel briefings to Joe Biden," he said. Besides Graham, a few other members of the Senate Republican caucus have called for Biden to receive briefings, including Sens.
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At least 18 new Republican women will head to Congress in January, growing their numbers to at least 36 next year from 22. She was the undisputed victor this time, and one of the many new Republican women who won their congressional races across the country. Stefanik's PAC also coordinated with other organizations dedicated to electing Republican women, including Winning for Women and VIEW PAC. A record 227 Republican women filed to run for the House in 2020, up from just 120 in 2018. A total of 23 Republican women filed to run for Senate, one more than in 2018.
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Several Republican senators congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her victory as President-elect Joe Biden's running mate in private remarks on the Senate floor on Tuesday. Only Sasse has publicly acknowledged Biden and Harris' electoral win. While most GOP lawmakers have publicly refused to acknowledge Biden's victory, many have privately accepted Biden to be the 46th president of the United States. Several Republican senators have congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her victory as Joe Biden's running mate even while publicly echoing President Donald Trump's refusal to acknowledge the Democrats' presidential victory. Of those four senators, only Sasse has publicly acknowledged Biden's election win.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell surprised observers when he announced plans to hold a floor vote on Shelton’s confirmation this week during the lame-duck session of Congress. When Harris changed her plans to vote against the nomination, the final vote became 50-47 to block the nomination. This raised the likelihood that confirmation would come down to a tiebreaker vote cast by Vice President Mike Pence. Shelton's nomination passed the Senate Banking Committee this year along party lines, with all 12 Democratic members in opposition. Stifel chief economist Lindsey Piegza said the cracks in Shelton’s Republican support indicated “growing concern” about the potential politicalization of monetary policymaking.
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ET Americans Stock Up, Pushing Retail Sales Higher: Live Updates RIGHT NOW Global stocks slip lower after a vaccine-fueled charge. Also on Tuesday, Walmart reported that its strong sales growth during the pandemic continued in the third quarter. The nation’s largest retailer said that same store sales increased 6.4 percent from a year ago, while e-commerce sales were up 79 percent. On Monday, stocks rallied on Wall Street. The company’s shrinking revenue means it cannot pitch Wall Street on the typical tech start-up narrative of soaring growth.
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The Democrats Went All Out Against Susan Collins. Rural Maine Grimaced.
  + stars: | 2020-11-17 | by ( Ellen Barry | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
In a state tilting away from Mr. Trump, Ms. Collins appeared to be easy pickings, and donors poured money into the state. For weeks before the election, polls showed Ms. Collins struggling for survival, outspent two-to-one by her rival. But on Nov. 3 she won by eight points, in large part thanks to a groundswell of support in small towns. As a result, viewers were flooded with advertisements starting in the spring, accusing Ms. Collins of selling out to special interests or caving to Mr. Trump. And that spending — perceived as coming from outside the state — did not sit well with many Mainers.
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Shelton Fed nomination fails key Senate procedure vote, possibly ending her chances
  + stars: | 2020-11-17 | by ( Jeff Cox | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: +2 min
Judy Shelton's controversial nomination to the Federal Reserve suffered a possibly fatal blow Tuesday in a key procedural vote in the Senate. Following the vote, McConnell moved to preserve his right to bring Shelton's name up again for consideration. That would mean a Shelton vote likely would have to take place by next week. Among those joining the Democrats in voting down the procedural vote was Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who for now remains a senator from California. Combined with the party divisions and the potential absences, the Democrats could have enough votes to block the Shelton nomination.
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Powell Says Economic Risks Persist Despite Vaccine: Live UpdatesJudy Shelton’s confirmation to the Fed fails to advance to a final vote. “It’s probably too soon to say with any confidence” what the economic impact of potential vaccines might be, Mr. Powell said. “From the very start, we’ve been concerned about longer-run damage to the productive capacity of the economy,” Mr. Powell said. —Advertisement Continue reading the main storyTesla is joining the S&P 500, and that could have investors scrambling to buy its shares. Tesla’s sheer size will give it immediate influence over the S&P 500, which is weighted by market capitalization.
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ET Presidential Transition Live Updates: ‘There’s No Time to Waste,’ Biden Health Adviser Says of Virus Response Georgia’s top election official said that fellow Republicans were pressuring him over the state’s presidential recount. Mr. Biden on Monday said that “more people may die” from the virus as a result. Mr. Biden won all three states, flipping Arizona and Georgia from Mr. Trump’s column. Mr. Sterling, who was on part of the call with Mr. Graham and Mr. Raffensperger, said the conversation was focused on process. Mr. Graham has joined other Republicans questioning the legitimacy of Mr. Biden’s victory over Mr. Trump.
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ET Presidential Transition Live Updates: Vote to Certify Election Results Fails in Heavily Democratic County in Michigan The deadlock in Wayne County appeared to be a rare but perhaps temporary victory for President Trump. Mr. Biden won all three states, flipping Arizona and Georgia from Mr. Trump’s column. Mr. Sterling, who was on part of the call with Mr. Graham and Mr. Raffensperger, said the conversation was focused on process. Mr. Graham has joined other Republicans questioning the legitimacy of Mr. Biden’s victory over Mr. Trump. “I have reversed the ridiculous decision to cancel Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.
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Slideshow ( 2 images )(Reuters) - A third senator said he would oppose Republican President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for the U.S. Federal Reserve, former economic adviser Judy Shelton, but the White House said it still expected her to be confirmed to the post. Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, a Republican, on Monday said he opposed Shelton’s nomination, narrowing the margin of her support but likely not eliminating her chance at confirmation. And it may not come to that, should the confirmation vote be held in the next few days: the Washington Post reported that Alexander will not be in Washington this week. White House spokesman Judd Deere said Shelton was “exceptionally qualified” and had the full backing of the White House. “We expect she will be confirmed,” he said in response to a query about Alexander’s statement.
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Third Republican comes out against Shelton for Fed seat, complicating nomination
  + stars: | 2020-11-16 | by ( Jeff Cox | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Efforts to get Judy Shelton confirmed to the Federal Reserve just got a little tougher as one prominent Republican announced his opposition Monday. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said in a statement that he will oppose President Donald Trump's nomination of Shelton as a Fed governor, CNBC's Ylan Mui reported. That brings to three the total of GOP senators against the pick, putting the chamber in a likely 50-50 deadlock. It is the latter issue of Fed independence that Alexander cited, saying Shelton does not back the concept "as much as I believe the Board of Governors should." In addition to Shelton, Trump nominated St. Louis Fed official Christopher Waller to the Fed board.
Persons: Judy Shelton, Sen, Lamar Alexander, Donald Trump's, Shelton, CNBC's Ylan Mui, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins of, Mike Pence, Alexander, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, GOP Sen, Lisa Murkowski, Trump, Louis, Christopher Waller Organizations: Federal Reserve, Republican, Fed, Reuters, Governors, GOP, Louis Fed Locations: Sens, Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, Alaska
ET Presidential Transition Live Updates: Election Officials Say ‘There’s No Evidence’ of Breached Voting Systems A group of federal, state and local officials working with a Department of Homeland Security agency directly contradicted President Trump’s claims about voter fraud. Their call amounted to an acknowledgment that Mr. Biden will be declared the victor in the election. Only four sitting senators in the president’s party have publicly congratulated Mr. Biden on his victory. Mr. Biden’s decades of experience in Washington will likely soften those consequences, the Democrats said. Now, Mr. Biden has loaded his transition team with many of the same officials who were ready to brief the Trump appointees.
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Their call amounted to an acknowledgment that Mr. Biden will be declared the victor in the election. “Yes, I think so,” Mr. Graham, a close Trump ally, also said about Mr. Biden receiving the briefings. “President-elect Biden should be receiving intelligence briefings right now,” said Ms. Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. It had been unclear how actively Mr. Biden, the incoming head of the party, would involve himself in negotiations before his inauguration. The case was based in part on an affidavit from a poll worker who said voters were being pressured to vote for Mr. Biden.
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Pfizer Vaccine, Brexit, U.S. Presidential Transition: Your Friday Briefing
  + stars: | 2020-11-12 | by ( Natasha Frost | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Several Senate Republicans, including Susan Collins, insisted that Mr. Biden should at least be given access to the President’s Daily Brief, which provides the nation’s most closely guarded intelligence secrets and an assessment of national security threats. Their call amounted to an acknowledgment that Mr. Biden would be certified as the victor in the election. Democratic leaders warned that Mr. Trump’s stonewalling was damaging the country’s ability to deal with foreign leaders and the process of planning to handle the most high-risk period in the spread of the coronavirus. Details: More Republicans have begun to acknowledge Mr. Biden’s victory, including Gov. Look ahead: Here’s what will happen between Election Day and Inauguration Day, including how the Trump campaign could try to intervene and why it would be unlikely to succeed.
Persons: Susan Collins, Mr, Biden, Trump’s, Biden’s, Mike DeWine, Karl Rove, Sheldon Adelson, , Trump Organizations: Democratic, Republicans, Gov, Las Vegas Locations: Ohio
Trump, a Republican, has yet to acknowledge defeat two days after Biden secured enough votes in the state-by-state Electoral College to win. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he backed Trump’s launch of a legal fight into claims of voter fraud. “President Trump is 100% within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options,” McConnell said. Before addressing the Senate, McConnell met privately with Attorney General William Barr. Collins, who last week won re-election, also said Trump should have the opportunity to challenge the election results, however.
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Opinion | Hell Hath No Fury Like a Trump Scorned
  + stars: | 2020-11-09 | by ( Gail Collins | Bret Stephens | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
In Ohio, they gave Trump an edge of 0.8 percentage points. In Florida, the FiveThirtyEight forecast had Biden beating Trump by 2.5 percentage points. In Wisconsin, they gave Biden an 8.4 point lead. Biden won it by less than a point. (Not to belabor a theme here, Gail, but FiveThirtyEight gave Gideon a 59 percent chance of winning.)
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