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STOP TRUMP’S DEADLY FINAL ACT  ON INNOCENT YEMENIS

With the stroke of a pen, Trump just cruelly condemned hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of innocent women, men, and children to starvation — but we can stop it! The UN immediately raised the alarm that Trump’s decision to designate Northern Yemen’s rebel government as a terrorist organization would …

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Judge Dismisses Ridiculous Gohmert Lawsuit Against Pence

Another attempt by Republicans to destroy our democracy bites the dust. By Heather Another attempt by Republicans to destroy our democracy bites the dust. So much for Louie Gohmert’s last-ditch attempt to steal the presidential election for Trump: Judge Throws Out Lawsuit That Rep. Louie Gohmert and Fake Pro-Trump Electors …

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Biden to name Pete Buttigieg to lead Department of Transportation

By Alayna Treene, Hans Nichols Joe Biden plans to name Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his transportation secretary as early as today, tapping a former rival to help rebuild America’s infrastructure, according to three people familiar with the matter. Why it matters: By selecting Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, …

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Ghana’s Election — between a crocodile and an alligator

The two presidential front-runners in Ghana’s 2020 election have weak records on tackling corruption. This leaves voters with little choice, says DW’s Michael Oti. Make no mistake, Ghana is doing well. It’s one of only four sub-Saharan African countries ranked “free” in 2020 on the Freedom in the World index that …

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Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge after top nuclear scientist apparently assassinated

By Ramin Mostaghim, Angela Dewan and Sara Mazloumsaki, CNN Tehran, Iran (CNN)Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has vowed revenge after the killing of the country’s chief nuclear scientist, as top officials pile blame on Israel. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who became the face of Iran’s controversial nuclear program, was killed …

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The Biden Era Is Really Here, and It Feels Like a Miracle

By Michael Tomasky, Special Correspondent And suddenly, things felt different Tuesday. It was that cowardly GSA woman finally throwing in the towel. It was Laura Ingraham admitting it was over the night before. It was Donald Trump pardoning the turkeys, a self-abasing ritual for a president in the best of …

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Joe Biden Plans Two Firsts: Latino at DHS, Female Spy Chief

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate the first Latino to lead the Department of Homeland Security and the first woman to lead the intelligence community as he builds out his national security team, with formal announcements planned for Tuesday, his transition team said Monday. Avril Haines is Biden’s pick to …

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Biden to Name Longtime Aide Blinken as Secretary of State

President-elect Joe Biden intends to name his longtime adviser Antony Blinken as secretary of State, according to three people familiar with the matter, setting out to assemble his cabinet even before Donald Trump concedes defeat. In addition, Jake Sullivan, formerly one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, is likely to be …

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A Republican judge just tore into Trump’s election lawyers for their incompetence

Trump’s lawyers asked a judge to disenfranchise nearly 7 million voters. It ended badly for Trump. By Ian Millhiser Last Tuesday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared in federal court for the first time in 30 years, representing the Trump campaign in its efforts to prevent Pennsylvania from …

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Here’s what happens if a U.S. president refuses to leave office

In the time since the U.S. presidential election was called in favour of former Vice President Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s words and actions have raised fears among some observers that he might refuse to relinquish power. Constitutional law scholars say there are protections in place to ensure that every …

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