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Over 100 CEOs threaten to cut off funds to Georgia GOP if Trump keeps blocking transition: report

Over 100 CEOs threaten to cut off funds to Georgia GOP if Trump keeps blocking transition: report

November 23, 2020 10:35PM (UTC)Donald Trump, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue--More than 100 business leaders who plan to ask the Trump administration to immediately allow the presidential transition to begin have also discussed cutting off donations to Senate Republicans facing runoff elections to force the party's hand.The executives plan to send a letter on Monday demanding that , the head of the General Services Administration, stop blocking President-elect Joe Biden's transition team's work, according to ."Every day that an orderly presidential transition process is delayed, our...

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Top hospitals charging patients up to 1,800% more for services than they actually cost: study

Top hospitals charging patients up to 1,800% more for services than they actually cost: study

November 22, 2020 1:00PM (UTC)Medical Billing--Hospitals in the United States charge patients as much as 1,800% more than their costs amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study.The 100 most expensive hospitals in the United States charge between $1,129 and $1,808 for every $100 of their costs, according to a , the largest nurses union in the country.Overall, hospitals across the US charge an average of $417 for every $100 of their costs. The average markup has more than doubled over the past two decades, according to the report.The markups have resulted in hospital profits...

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Trump's biggest donor wages war against the IRS: Billionaire Robert Mercer's fighting nearly $7 billion in back taxes

Trump's biggest donor wages war against the IRS: Billionaire Robert Mercer's fighting nearly $7 billion in back taxes

May 2, 2017 1:20AM (UTC)--Money in politics is as old as politics itself. While some Democratic partisans like to imagine this doesn't happen on the left, the philanthropy and campaign donations of large liberal donors like Google, George Soros or General Electric just happen to coincide with their business interests. And a look at the electoral and business ambitions of President Donald Trump's largest political donors, hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, reveals an incredible amount of intersection.Like big-time conservative donor Cary Katz (who as part of a...

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What lies ahead: After the damage of the Trump era, can America avoid disaster?

What lies ahead: After the damage of the Trump era, can America avoid disaster?

November 21, 2020 5:00PM (UTC)Donald Trump--Your book "Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World" came out just after the end of the Cold War, at the same time as Francis Fukuyama's celebrated book "The End of History and The Last Man," which claimed that we had reached "the end-point of mankind's ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government." Fukuyama was hardly alone at the time, but you offered a strikingly different view, one much more consistent with how history has unfolded in subsequent decades. What was...

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Rudy Giuliani's quixotic frenzy has observers wondering if he may need Trump's protection

Rudy Giuliani's quixotic frenzy has observers wondering if he may need Trump's protection

November 21, 2020 1:15AM (UTC)Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election results at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020.--Erstwhile LifeLock spokesperson  on Thursday at Republican National Committee headquarters, where he and , the for , espoused  about President 's electoral loss under high-powered media lights.At one point,  inched down Giuliani's cheeks after hair coloring appeared to sweat off the man...

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Plaintiffs in Trump's lawsuits embrace conspiracy theories — one has even violated election laws

Plaintiffs in Trump's lawsuits embrace conspiracy theories — one has even violated election laws

November 21, 2020 1:15AM (UTC)Donald Trump--Plaintiffs in a number of the Trump campaign's have peddled conspiracy theories and made . One of them, in federal court this week, was even implicated in an election fraud scheme of his own.The new revelations, first reported by Salon, add another dimension of doubt to President Donald Trump's widely discredited,  to ."We are through the looking glass when Rudy Giuliani is appearing in court to allege voter fraud in the presidential race on behalf of a plaintiff who has previously been implicated in election fraud schemes himself," Kyle Herrig,...

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Republicans aren't scared of the Trump & Rudy show — they love this stuff

Republicans aren't scared of the Trump & Rudy show — they love this stuff

November 20, 2020 6:11PM (UTC)Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election results at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020.--Donald Trump and his, uh, lawyer Rudy Giuliani are moving into , which entertainingly involves Giuliani sweating out the previous day's martinis into his hair dye while barking incomprehensible conspiracy theories at bewildered reporters.Unfortunately, the less amusing and more worrisome...

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Exclusive: Watchdog files complaint with SEC accusing GOP Sen. David Perdue of insider trading

Exclusive: Watchdog files complaint with SEC accusing GOP Sen. David Perdue of insider trading

November 20, 2020 3:19AM (UTC)Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)--A watchdog group filed a complaint on Thursday with the (SEC) alleging that Sen. , R-Ga., abused his office to .The allegations stem from a Wednesday  in the Daily Beast, which described Perdue's investment in a company that makes submarine parts. Perdue sold that investment for a healthy profit while he took the lead on a funding bill which eventually awarded lucrative defense contracts to the same company.In 2019, shortly before he was appointed as the chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower, Perdue invested...

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Trump called two GOP officials before they tried to rescind their votes to certify election results

Trump called two GOP officials before they tried to rescind their votes to certify election results

November 19, 2020 11:59PM (UTC)Donald Trump on the phone in the Oval Office--President Donald Trump personally called two Republican election officials in Michigan before they attempted to rescind their votes to certify results from Wayne County.Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, the two Republican members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers,  in Detroit for hours on Tuesday. Palmer, the panel's Republican chair, said they would only back the certification of results in "communities other than Detroit," which has the largest Black population in the state.Members of the public and...

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McEnany tells "Fox Friends" that COVID-19 restrictions are "Orwellian" as pandemic surges across US

McEnany tells "Fox Friends" that COVID-19 restrictions are "Orwellian" as pandemic surges across US

November 19, 2020 7:14AM (UTC)White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House on Monday, July 06, 2020 in Washington, DC.--view in appDescribing  as "Orwellian" and  White House press secretary  lashed out at blue states during her latest "Fox & Friends."McEnany's comments, made , came amid  about the current record-setting resurgence of infections. The White House coronavirus task force alerted Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday that the U.S. could see 2,000 deaths a day if states do not impose new restrictions, according to ."Fox & Friends"...

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A new #Resistance hero emerges amid the Trump endgame: The dutiful civil servant

A new #Resistance hero emerges amid the Trump endgame: The dutiful civil servant

November 19, 2020 11:00AM (UTC)Ned Staebler, Chris Krebs and Brad Raffensperger--view in appSophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C.You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.MORE FROM•FOLLOW

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Are you sure Trump's plan to steal the election has failed? You shouldn't be

Are you sure Trump's plan to steal the election has failed? You shouldn't be

November 19, 2020 1:00PM (UTC)Donald Trump--view in appFreddy's dead. So we are assured in pop culture by everyone from Curtis Mayfield to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" film cycle (which I might remind you now consists of nine installments, with Freddy appearing and reappearing in all nine of them). Those assurances that Freddy, Jason and their ilk are dead never work out well in horror flicks, and I wouldn't advise prematurely counting on them to work out in politics either. It's the classic serial killer/horror flick mistake. The monster or the killer takes a blow to the head, a steep...

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Trump campaign avoids $8M bill by limiting Wisconsin recount to cities with large Black populations

Trump campaign avoids $8M bill by limiting Wisconsin recount to cities with large Black populations

November 19, 2020 12:11AM (UTC)U.S. President Donald Trump--view in appPresident Donald Trump's campaign avoided paying $8 million for a statewide recount in Wisconsin by targeting its effort at cities with large Black populations.The Trump campaign paid the state $3 million on Wednesday, according to the . The  it will seek a recount in Milwaukee County and Dane County, which includes Madison."These two counties were selected because they are the locations of the worst irregularities," the campaign said in a statement.Milwaukee and Madison, the  in the state, boast large Black populations...

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GOP secretary of state: Trump "would have won" Georgia, but he “suppressed” Republican mail-in votes

GOP secretary of state: Trump "would have won" Georgia, but he “suppressed” Republican mail-in votes

November 18, 2020 11:39PM (UTC)Brad Raffensperger and Donald Trump--view in appGeorgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Tuesday continued to fire back at President Donald Trump's , calling his fellow Republican's loss in the state was self-inflicted.Raffensperger, a Republican who has  from within his own party, claimed that the lame-duck president cost himself a win by dissuading his own base of supporters from voting by mail. According to the secretary of state, 24,000 Republicans who voted by mail in the primary did not vote in the general election."Those 24,000 people did not...

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Right-wing trolls launch Stop the Steal PAC to cash in on election lies

Right-wing trolls launch Stop the Steal PAC to cash in on election lies

November 18, 2020 10:00AM (UTC)People gather at the Michigan State Capitol for a "Stop the Steal" rally in support of US President Donald Trump on November 14, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan. - Supporters are backing Trump's claim that the November 3 election was fraudulent.--view in appThe behind have launched a political action committee (PAC) to cash in on against President , according to a filing posted this weekend on the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) website.The organization, called Stop the Steal PAC, shows signs of being what know as  — a for-profit fundraising vehicle that...

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Kelly Loeffler under fire for soliciting campaign cash in halls of the Senate — an apparent crime

Kelly Loeffler under fire for soliciting campaign cash in halls of the Senate — an apparent crime

November 18, 2020 10:11PM (UTC)U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler--view in app, R-Ga., the who , solicited campaign donations in the halls of Congress during a Wednesday morning  appearance, in an apparent violation of both Senate ethics rules and federal law."Look, we know that hundreds of millions of dark, liberal money is pouring into our state," Loeffler  America's Newsroom host Sandra Smith in the interview. "That's why it's so important that everyone across the country get involved. They can visit Kelly for Senate dot com to chip in  and get involved, volunteer."Loeffler, far and away the...

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Enough with "both sides"! Faux-neutral journalism is no way to fight the truth-deniers

Enough with "both sides"! Faux-neutral journalism is no way to fight the truth-deniers

November 18, 2020 11:00AM (UTC)US President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 28, 2020.--view in appThis article was co-produced with , an independent site that monitors and critiques American political coverage. Please consider supporting Press Watch by .The conventional wisdom among the leaders of our major newsrooms is that the best way to reach people who believe crazy, awful things is to remain neutral.They maintain that taking sides would actually make news organizations even less credible with that particular...

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Graham's pressure campaign to throw out ballots may have violated federal law, legal experts say

Graham's pressure campaign to throw out ballots may have violated federal law, legal experts say

November 17, 2020 11:56PM (UTC)Committee chairman U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)--view in appGeorgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, on Monday said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers had pressured him to exclude legally cast absentee ballots as the state conducts a hand recount of its presidential election.Raffensperger over the weekend issued a surprisingly forceful rebuke of  and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., who is leading the campaign's recount effort in the Georgia. The secretary of state said Georgia's recount would "affirm" the...

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Democrats sound alarm over possible last-minute cuts to safety-net programs by Trump administration

Democrats sound alarm over possible last-minute cuts to safety-net programs by Trump administration

November 18, 2020 12:13AM (UTC)U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden at the White House on November 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. The is the first time President Trump has spoken since election night last week, as COVID-19 infections surge in the United States.--view in appDemocrats sounded the alarm over potential last-minute rules and regulations implemented by the Trump administration which would cut Social Security and other safety-net programs before President Donald Trump leaves office.The Social Security Administration on Monday  which would...

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Giuliani's "disgraceful" courtroom election fraud arguments are from a "fantasy world," defense says

Giuliani's "disgraceful" courtroom election fraud arguments are from a "fantasy world," defense says

November 18, 2020 3:12AM (UTC)Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani--view in appFormer LifeLock spokesperson , who reportedly asked the Trump campaign to pay him $20,000 a day for legal representation, was criticized on Tuesday by attorneys representing the state of Pennsylvania for living in a "fantasy world" after making a series of of election fraud in his .During the hearing before Pennsylvania Middle District Judge Matthew Brann, Giuliani falsely alleged that . Peddling unsubstantiated claims that "big cities controlled by Democrats" had conspired to rig the contest, Giuliani...

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Ivanka Trump claims the media's "silent" on violence against conservatives as Proud Boys clash in DC

Ivanka Trump claims the media's "silent" on violence against conservatives as Proud Boys clash in DC

November 17, 2020 4:35AM (UTC)Ivanka Trump, senior advisor to the president of the United States and daughter of President Donald Trump--view in appAs clashed with counter-protesters at  over the weekend, , the senior  of , condemned the media on Twitter for "near total silence" over alleged assaults on conservatives. The tweet came as selectively edited video wrongly portraying Trump supporters as victims of violence circulated online in right-wing circles."The media's near total silence about the against conservatives is shameful & dangerous. Just image the outrage and indignation if this...

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Perdue backs out of debate after being called a “crook," Ossoff will face off against empty podium

Perdue backs out of debate after being called a “crook," Ossoff will face off against empty podium

November 16, 2020 11:02PM (UTC)Jon Ossoff and David Perdue--view in appDemocratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff called Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., a "coward" on Sunday for refusing to participate in any debates ahead of their January runoff election in Georgia.Perdue will be "represented by an empty podium" at the Atlanta Press Club's Dec. 6 debate, according to . The debate organizer said the move was not its "preference," but Perdue had "decided not to participate."Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., is scheduled to debate her Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock in Georgia's other runoff race on...

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Georgia GOP secretary of state furiously debunks claims by Trump and “liar” leading recount effort

Georgia GOP secretary of state furiously debunks claims by Trump and “liar” leading recount effort

November 17, 2020 3:55AM (UTC)Brad Raffensperger and Donald Trump--view in appGeorgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Sunday issued a surprisingly forceful rebuke of the election misinformation pushed by President Donald Trump and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., who is leading the campaign's recount effort in the state.Raffensperger, a Republican whose election was , hit back at Trump's baseless claims raising doubts about the integrity of Georgia's elections by pointing out in that he had repeatedly made it harder for people to vote. Raffensperger also called Collins was a "failed...

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Will Joe Biden really forgive student debt?

Will Joe Biden really forgive student debt?

November 16, 2020 11:30PM (UTC)Students hold placards as they stage a demonstration at the Hunter College, which is a part of New York City University, to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges in New York on November 13, 2015.--view in appWhen President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20, one of the first questions he will face is how to help the millions of Americans struggling to pay off student debt. His answer to that question could prove one of the touchiest ones of his presidency, as there are Americans who will...

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Trump campaign drops claim that GOP poll observers weren't allowed to watch Pennsylvania vote count

Trump campaign drops claim that GOP poll observers weren't allowed to watch Pennsylvania vote count

November 16, 2020 11:53PM (UTC)Attorney for the President, Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media at a press conference held in the back parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping on November 7, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The press conference took place just minutes after news networks announced that Joe Biden had won the presidency over Donald Trump after it was projected that he had won the state of Pennsylvania.--view in appPresident Donald Trump's campaign has dropped the allegation from its federal lawsuit challenging the results of Pennsylvania's election which claimed that...

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