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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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Strengthening citizen-centred governance should be a core element of the Biden administration’s democracy agenda

ORDER FROM CHAOS By Patrick W. Quirk and Eguiar Lizunda There are indications that President-elect Joe Biden intends to make supporting democracy a key element of his administration’s foreign policy. This is a pragmatic decision based in an understanding of national interest that recognizes that threats to democracy overseas imperil …

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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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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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US election 2020: Biden will be certified Georgia winner after hand recount

US President-elect Joe Biden’s narrow victory in Georgia will be officially certified by Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. It comes as legal efforts by Donald Trump’s allies to challenge his defeat were dismissed in three other states. The Democrat beat his Republican rival in Georgia by 12,284 votes, according …

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Who are the contenders for Joe Biden’s Cabinet?

By The New York Times President-elect Joe Biden has signalled his intention to draw from a diverse cross-section of America in building his Cabinet. Unlike President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, which is more white and male than any in nearly 40 years, Biden’s list of likely top advisers promises to reflect …

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