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Walls close in on Trump in final days

Walls close in on Trump in final days

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication RisingChanging AmericaRisingChanging AmericaSponsoredDon't miss a brief.The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 faxThe contents of this site are ©2021 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.

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Trump's former personal doctor dies at 73

Trump's former personal doctor dies at 73

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication , the former personal doctor of who once claimed he would be the healthiest individual to ever assume the presidency, has died at the age of 73.Bornstein’s death was disclosed in a paid in The New York Times published on Thursday that states that Bornstein died last Friday. It does not disclose the cause of his death.Bornstein attracted attention when he wrote a letter in December 2015 during Trump’s first presidential campaign that repeatedly described then-candidate Trump’s health as “excellent” and stated “unequivocally” that Trump would "be the...

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Trump denounces violence one week after Capitol riot

Trump denounces violence one week after Capitol riot

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication © Getty Images  on Wednesday release a video in which he finally condemned violence one week after a mob fueled by conspiracy theories over the election attacked the Capitol as lawmakers were counting the Electoral College results. The video came hours after the House voted to make Trump the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, and as Trump faces both legal threats and the possibility of a Senate conviction for his actions related to last week's insurrection. The president, in a five-minute, pre-recorded video address from the...

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Chicago man arrested on charge of threatening Biden inauguration

Chicago man arrested on charge of threatening Biden inauguration

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication © Greg NashFederal authorities arrested a Chicago resident Tuesday who is accused of threatening to commit violence at President-elect ’s inauguration next week.A criminal complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago charging the man, Louis Capriotti, with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, the Justice Department announced Tuesday afternoon. Capriotti, who is 45 and from Chicago Heights, Ill., is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon.Officials say that Capriotti left a voicemail for an unnamed House...

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Biden says he weighed tapping Sanders for Labor secretary

Biden says he weighed tapping Sanders for Labor secretary

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication President-elect said Friday that he considered nominating Sen. (I-Vt.) as Labor secretary but that the two agreed it was unwise to do so because it would jeopardize the slim Democratic Senate majority.Biden made the remarks Friday afternoon as he introduced Boston Mayor (D), who has strong backing from unions, as his nominee to lead the Labor Department during an event in Wilmington, Del.“I did give serious consideration to nominating my friend Bernie Sanders to this position. I’m confident he could have done a fantastic job,” Biden said. “I can...

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Pressure grows on Trump to leave

Pressure grows on Trump to leave

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Pressure is growing on to leave office before his term ends due to his role in the deadly riots that consumed Capitol Hill this week.Sen. (Alaska) on Friday became the first Senate Republican to call on Trump to resign after he whipped up a crowd he summoned to Washington, D.C., to protest President-elect ’s election victory.Democrats have drawn up articles of impeachment citing an “incitement of insurrection” and Sen. (R-Neb.) has said he’d consider voting to remove Trump from office if the House votes to impeach him again. Speaker (D-Calif.) and...

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Trump condemned for mob actions at Capitol

Trump condemned for mob actions at Capitol

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication © Getty ImagesA day that saw as a last stand for him and his supporters descended into one of the ugliest scenes in American political history, as a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol shortly after Trump spoke to it, forcing the evacuation of Congress.The episode led to broad condemnations of Trump for inciting the riots, with some calling for his immediate impeachment and removal.The fury and outrage did not only come from Democrats. The National Association of Manufacturers, a conservative business group, said the 25th Amendment should be invoked for...

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Biden: 'Decent Republicans' willing to break from Trump

Biden: 'Decent Republicans' willing to break from Trump

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication President-elect on Tuesday said there are “really decent Republicans” willing to break with as he emphasized the need for the country to unify once he takes office.“There are enough really decent Republicans, you’re seeing them step up now in the United States Senate, who don’t want to be part of this Trump Republican Party,” Biden , specifically mentioning Sen. (Utah) as a GOP member who has been willing to publicly criticize Trump.Biden said that he sees a “vague beginning” of national unity and emphasized the need for the country to come...

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Perdue defends Trump over call pressuring Georgia secretary of state

Perdue defends Trump over call pressuring Georgia secretary of state

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Sen. (R-Ga.) on Monday defended ’s to Georgia Secretary of State (R) during which the president pressured the state official to find votes to overturn his election loss.“I didn’t hear anything in that tape that the president hasn’t already said for weeks now since the November election calling for some sort of investigation, some sort of resolution to the improprieties and the irregularities that we now see happened in November here in Georgia,” Perdue, one of two Republican senators facing runoff elections in Georgia on Tuesday, said on Fox News...

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Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up potential override

Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up potential override

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication followed through Wednesday on his threat to veto a massive annual defense policy bill, setting up what could be the first, and potentially only, veto override of his presidency.Congress passed the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) earlier this month with more than the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto, though it is unclear how many Republicans will buck the president in a planned veto override vote.“My Administration recognizes the importance of the Act to our national security,” Trump said in a message notifying...

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Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up potential override

Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up potential override

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication followed through Wednesday on his threat to veto a massive annual defense policy bill, setting up what could be the first, and potentially only, veto override of his presidency.Congress passed the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) earlier this month with more than the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto, though it is unclear how many Republicans will buck the president in a planned veto override vote.“My Administration recognizes the importance of the Act to our national security,” Trump said in a message notifying...

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Reporter covering Biden tests positive for COVID-19

Reporter covering Biden tests positive for COVID-19

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesA member of the press who traveled with President-elect to Georgia on Tuesday has since tested positive for the novel coronavirus, leading the transition team to direct one of its communications staffers to quarantine out of an abundance of caution, Biden's office said.The journalist received a positive COVID-19 test Wednesday, after serving in the Biden transition press pool on both Monday and Tuesday. Biden’s office said in a statement that officials “immediately” began contact tracing and determined that the member of the press was...

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Trump administration sanctions two Iranians over abduction, likely death of American hostage Robert Levinson

Trump administration sanctions two Iranians over abduction, likely death of American hostage Robert Levinson

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesThe Trump administration on Monday sanctioned two Iranian intelligence officers, saying they were involved in the abduction, detention and likely death of Robert Levinson, an American and former FBI agent who disappeared in 2007.Officials said that the Treasury Department is sanctioning two officials in Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security, Mohammad Baseri and Ahmad Khazai, for their role in Levinson’s abduction, detention and probable death. A U.S. government official told reporters that the ongoing investigation into...

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Biden faces pressure to take action on racial justice issues

Biden faces pressure to take action on racial justice issues

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesPresident-elect will be under tremendous pressure to take action toward greater racial justice throughout the country on Day 1 of his presidency, following massive nationwide protests sparked by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor along with other incidents of violence against Black Americans.It will be a difficult juggling act for the new commander-in-chief, who is likely to be primarily focused on handling the worsening coronavirus pandemic when he moves into the White House.Biden has signaled that in his first...

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Azar says he has met with Biden transition team

Azar says he has met with Biden transition team

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Bonnie CashHealth and Human Services (HHS) Secretary said Wednesday that he has met with President-elect ’s transition team and that he wants to ensure a smooth and professional transition process.Asked on CNN whether he would meet with Biden’s nominee to lead HHS, California Attorney General (D), Azar said that he would be open to such a meeting and that he would to “anything I need to do to make sure no balls are dropped in terms of protecting the American people.”“We will ensure a full, cooperative, professional transition. I’ve already met...

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Trump defends holding holiday parties amid pandemic

Trump defends holding holiday parties amid pandemic

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication on Tuesday shrugged off concerns about the White House’s decision to hold holiday parties during the coronavirus pandemic, emphasizing the availability of face masks for guests and other measures.“They’re Christmas parties, and, frankly, we’ve reduced the number very substantially, as you know,” Trump told reporters during an event on coronavirus vaccines. “I see a lot of people at the parties wearing masks, and I would say that I look out at the audience at those parties, and we have a lot of people wearing masks, and I think that’s a good...

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Defiant Trump insists election was 'rigged' at rally for Georgia Senate Republicans

Defiant Trump insists election was 'rigged' at rally for Georgia Senate Republicans

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication on Saturday stumped for Republican candidates in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections at a rally during which he repeatedly and falsely insisted that he won the Peach State and the 2020 election.Trump spent much of the appearance in Valdosta, Ga., talking about his presidency and claiming that the election was “rigged” against him, as rally goers intermittently chanted “stop the steal.”He urged voters to get to the polls to support Republican Sens. and , who he briefly invited on stage, warning that Democrats were trying to “rig” the Senate elections...

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Trump 2024 talk threatens to freeze other GOP hopefuls in place

Trump 2024 talk threatens to freeze other GOP hopefuls in place

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication is openly flirting with the possibility of running for president again in 2024, complicating the path of Republicans who hope to launch their own bids next cycle. Trump, who will travel to Georgia on Saturday to campaign for two GOP senators facing runoff elections next month, explicitly alluded to the possibility this week in remarks to supporters at a White House holiday party, while continuing to deny his defeat to President-elect . Given the president’s ironclad grip on Republican voters, even the flirtation with a run could freeze some GOP...

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Trump campaigns as wild card in Georgia runoffs

Trump campaigns as wild card in Georgia runoffs

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication is heading to Georgia on Saturday, seeking to boost the two GOP senators heading into critical runoffs while simultaneously complicating their path to victory.Republicans view Trump’s presence as key to rallying the base, but many are concerned his attacks on the voting system and Republicans in Georgia could have a negative impact on the Jan. 5 races that will decide the Senate majority for the next two years.Trump will hold a rally Saturday evening with Sens. and .Democrats need to win both races to secure a 50-50 tie in the Senate, where Vice...

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Trump calls into Pennsylvania meeting to renew election claims

Trump calls into Pennsylvania meeting to renew election claims

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication phoned into a meeting arranged by Pennsylvania Republicans in Gettysburg on Wednesday to renew his unsubstantiated claims that the election was stolen from him, telling participants that they needed to “turn the election over.”Trump’s remarks came two days after his administration began cooperating with President-elect ’s transition team in order to facilitate a transfer of power, a step Trump appeared to back in remarks on Twitter.Trump called his campaign legal adviser, Jenna Ellis, who was present at the meeting, and spoke from her speakerphone...

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White House signs off on Biden receiving intelligence briefs

White House signs off on Biden receiving intelligence briefs

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication  has signed off on President-elect receiving classified intelligence reports, the latest sign the White House is allowing the transition to move forward after a delay. A spokesperson for the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said Tuesday afternoon that the White House gave ODNI permission to provide Biden with the President's Daily Brief, or PDB, to help support the transition process.The PDB is a written summary of high-level intelligence that the president receives on a daily basis.A White House official confirmed that Trump, who...

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Biden rolls out national security team

Biden rolls out national security team

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication President-elect on Monday formally announced who he intends to nominate for his national security team as he moves forward with the transition process amid continued efforts by  to deny the results of the election.The rollout of names included , a longtime foreign policy adviser, to serve as secretary of State; Alejandro Mayorkas to serve as Homeland Security secretary; Avril Haines to be director of national intelligence; and Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; and Jake Sullivan to be national security...

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Trump tells GSA that Biden transition can begin

Trump tells GSA that Biden transition can begin

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © UPIThe General Services Administration has informed President-elect and his team that the Trump administration is ready to begin the transition process.GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, a Trump appointtee, sent a letter to Biden on Monday saying that he would have access to federal resources and services to facilitate a presidential transition, according to a copy obtained by The Hill.Trump in two tweets wrote that he had asked Murphy to begin the transition, though he did not concede his loss to Biden and said he would keep fighting.I want to...

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Biden, Harris to meet virtually with US mayors amid coronavirus surge

Biden, Harris to meet virtually with US mayors amid coronavirus surge

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesPresident-elect plans to speak with mayors on Monday amid the continuing surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States.Biden and Vice President-elect are scheduled to meet virtually with the United States Conference of Mayors, a nonpartisan organization that includes over 1,400 leaders of cities in the U.S. whose populations exceed 30,000 people. Biden and Harris will take part in the meeting from Wilmington. Del.The meeting follows a one between Biden, Harris and a bipartisan group of governors last Thursday that focused on how his...

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Trump seeks to settle scores in final days

Trump seeks to settle scores in final days

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication is settling scores and taking steps to cement his agenda in his final 60-plus days in the White House, even as he refuses to concede an electoral loss to Democrat and his legal team flails at the results in nearly a half-dozen states.Trump fired the administration's top cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs on Tuesday evening, the latest example of Trump settling a score. He expressed displeasure that Krebs issued a statement that the 2020 election had been the most secure in history, a message that undercut Trump’s unsubstantiated claims about...

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