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Marie Newman installs trans rights flag outside Marjorie Taylor Greene's office

Marie Newman installs trans rights flag outside Marjorie Taylor Greene's office

ShareAfter trading barbs on the U.S. House floor over transgender rights, the fight between U.S. Representatives Marie Newman and Marjorie Taylor Greene has taken an even more visible turn.Newman, an Illinois Democrat, has erected a blue, pink and white flag—which symbolizes support for equal rights for transgender people—outside her Capitol office door. It happens to be directly across from the controversial Georgia Republican's office."Thought we'd put up our Transgender flag so she can look at it every time she opens her door," Newman tweeted Wednesday, alongside a video of her...

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Donald Trump lawyer's plan to call "lots" of witnesses threatens Joe Biden's agenda

Donald Trump lawyer's plan to call "lots" of witnesses threatens Joe Biden's agenda

ShareAs former President 's second impeachment trial appeared to be nearing an end, the U.S. unravelled in an unexpected vote to call witnesses—setting up the potential for multiple skirmishes that could drag the process out for days, as President has urged lawmakers to focus on his hefty coronavirus relief plan.After initially opposing the ' push for testimony about what happened at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and whether Trump was responsible for the hundreds of people who stormed the building to disrupt the certification of Biden's election, Trump's lawyers appeared to embrace the...

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Joe Biden increases COVID vaccine goal for first 100 days after GOP criticism

Joe Biden increases COVID vaccine goal for first 100 days after GOP criticism

SharePresident has upped his goal for COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States—from 100 million in his first 100 days in office to about 150 million, and he said he's optimistic about the country returning to some normalcy in the coming months."I feel good about where we're going," Biden told reporters Monday. "I think we can get it done."Biden had set his goal of 100 million shots in 100 days in late 2020, as vaccinations had not yet ramped up. But during the final days of the Trump administration, the country was already administering nearly 1 million a day. More than 18.5 million...

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Marjorie Taylor Greene won't attend Joe Biden's inauguration

Marjorie Taylor Greene won't attend Joe Biden's inauguration

ShareControversial Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene won't be attending the inauguration of President-elect this week.A spokesperson for Greene told Newsweek that she's declining the invitation given to all members of "primarily due to security concerns."Greene, who was elected to represent Georgia's 14th District in the fall, was one of 139 members of the U.S. House who voted against the certification of Biden's election just hours after a mob of President 's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, sending members and Vice President into secure locations. Five people died in the riot,...

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Jan 18
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Doug Jones missing final Senate votes after wife contracts COVID-19, urges NDAA veto override

Doug Jones missing final Senate votes after wife contracts COVID-19, urges NDAA veto override

ShareU.S. Senator Doug Jones, the Alabama Democrat who stunningly won a seat in the conservative state three years ago, will miss the final votes of his short term because his wife has tested positive for COVID-19.In a video posted to Twitter, Jones, who lost his re-election bid this fall to former football coach Tommy Tuberville, announced that he's quarantining and taking care of his wife, Louise."She's not feeling too good but is ok, as am I with a negative test," Jones tweeted with the video message.Republican Tuberville will be sworn in to replace Jones with the new term that starts...

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Dec 30
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$2,000 stimulus check deal likely dead as McConnell tells Senate there's "no realistic" path

$2,000 stimulus check deal likely dead as McConnell tells Senate there's "no realistic" path

ShareSenate Majority Leader signaled the likely death of discussions over providing Americans with another $2,000 coronavirus relief check, telling colleagues he sees "no realistic path" to ending an impasse over the proposal backed by President before the end of the year."The Senate is not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of Democrat rich friends who don't need the help," McConnell said from the Senate floor Wednesday. "We just approved almost a trillion dollars in aid a few days ago. It struck a balance between broad support for all kinds of...

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Dec 30
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Joe Biden blasts Trump's handling of cyberattack targeting U.S. agencies

Joe Biden blasts Trump's handling of cyberattack targeting U.S. agencies

SharePresident-elect slammed President on Tuesday over Trump's "irrational downplaying" of a massive cybersecurity attack on the United States government."This assault happened on Donald Trump's watch, when he wasn't watching," Biden told reporters. "It is still his responsibility as president to defend American interests for the next four weeks, but rest assured that even if he does not take this seriously, I will."In his only remarks on the cyber espionage effort, Trump minimized the impact and suggested without evidence that China was behind the operation, contradicting Secretary of...

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Joe Biden crosses 80 million votes, 10 million more than Obama got

Joe Biden crosses 80 million votes, 10 million more than Obama got

SharePresident-elect has received more than 80 million votes in his election bid—more than any candidate in history.The former vice president is on track to secure 306 electoral college votes, even as President continues to mount a campaign contesting the race and claim that he was actually the winner.Biden, who has received about 6 million more votes than Trump overall, already has set a record for the highest number of votes for a winning presidential candidate, with Trump at 74 million votes also setting a record for the most for a losing candidate and most votes for a sitting...

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Some Eastern Pennsylvania voters think Joe Biden is repeating Hillary Clinton's mistakes

Some Eastern Pennsylvania voters think Joe Biden is repeating Hillary Clinton's mistakes

ShareDonald Trump narrowly won Pennsylvania four years ago, striking a chord with voters who felt that they had been overlooked by his then-Democratic rival . Now some voters in Eastern Pennsylvania say they think that pattern is reemerging this year and that Biden could be making a similar mistake.During call-in segments on WILK News Radio (WILK-FM/AM), (WBZU-AM), (WKZN-AM) that Newsweek took part in this week, multiple voters who identified themselves as life-long Democrats until the 2016 cycle said that Trump's frequent trips to the state and his appeals to voters persuaded them to vote...

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New poll shows Trump trailing Biden in Georgia, a Republican stronghold for nearly three decades

New poll shows Trump trailing Biden in Georgia, a Republican stronghold for nearly three decades

Share's campaign for president is building up steam in Georgia—a state where the GOP holds every statewide office, according to a new Monmouth University poll released Wednesday."Biden seems to have made some inroads in deep red parts of Georgia. He won't win these areas, but he can carry the state if he is able to get close to a third of the vote there," Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement.The latest polling shows the former vice president with support from 50 percent of registered voters to President 's 45 percent, a week...

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Biden wants virtual debates so he can have offstage help, Trump campaign claims

Biden wants virtual debates so he can have offstage help, Trump campaign claims

ShareInsiders in President Donald Trump's campaign claim they are afraid that Democratic rival Joe Biden wants to thwart the normal presidential debate schedule, citing concerns about the coronavirus."We have every reason to believe that Joe Biden, if he agrees to go forward with debates in the first place, will want to retreat to his remote video link and the Skype-call campaign he's been running and do the debate from his basement," Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh told reporters Wednesday, "where he can rely on notes, a teleprompter or a handler off camera."The Biden campaign didn't...

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Trump declares "the dawn of a new Middle East" with peace deal signings

Trump declares "the dawn of a new Middle East" with peace deal signings

SharePresident Donald Trump on Tuesday declared "the dawn of a new Middle East" with the formal signing of the historic U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords, an effort at normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain—though it remains to be seen how far the Middle East peace deal will spread."We're here to change the course of history," Trump said during an event at the White House South Lawn to mark the occasion. "This is an incredible day for the world."The agreements establish peace, diplomatic relations and full normalization between Israel and the two Arab...

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Sep 15
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Amy Klobuchar mocks Donald Trump for hydroxychloroquine use after her husband was treated with antimalarial drug

Amy Klobuchar mocks Donald Trump for hydroxychloroquine use after her husband was treated with antimalarial drug

ShareMinnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is among the many critics of President Donald Trump who have openly mocked his decision to take controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against COVID-19. But what Klobuchar hasn't widely discussed is that her husband also took the drug when he had the disease."They say that hydroxychloroquine can lead to hallucinations," Klobuchar posted on Twitter May 20, in response to a seemingly random tweet from the president about the Democratic primary several weeks after it had already ended with former Vice President Joe Biden...

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President Donald Trump to issue social media executive order after Twitter fact checks his tweets

President Donald Trump to issue social media executive order after Twitter fact checks his tweets

SharePresident Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order related to social media Thursday after Twitter—his favored mode of direct communication to his supporters—attached a fact-check disclaimer to his tweets about mail-in voting this week.What the order will say is not yet clear. However, two of Trump's close GOP allies in Congress signaled earlier Wednesday a willingness to strip the social media giant of the special speech liability immunity it receives because of the fact-checking flap. Trump's move, in the end, is widely expected to be a strong-arming of the platform into...

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