Monday, November 30, 2020

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Trump still has power to make policy. Watch what he does

Dec. 1, (CNN) - Another key state -- Arizona -- certified its election results on Monday. And Wisconsin did too, after a recount requested by Republicans wound up affirming Joe Biden's victory there. Yet President Donald Trump is in a state of suspended animation, pushing conspiracy theories about his loss as the world moves on without him.

The question for all Americans to consider is how long we must continue to pay attention to this man.     for video

Top secret: Joe Biden gets access to President’s Daily Brief

Dec. 1 - Joe Biden on Monday got his first look as president-elect at the President’s Daily Brief, a top secret summary of US intelligence and world events — a document former first lady Michelle Obama has called ‘The Death, Destruction, and Horrible Things Book.’ Biden has already had eyes on different iterations of the so-called PDB, which is tailored to the way each president likes to absorb information.

More than a decade ago, Biden read President George W Bush’s PDB during Biden’s transition into the vice presidency. After that, he read President Barack Obama’s PDB for eight years.     continue to read

Biden and Harris receive first Presidential Daily Brief after transition delay
President-elect Joe Biden received his first Presidential Daily Brief on Monday. Michael Morell, the former acting and deputy director for the CIA, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the next administration's national security goals.

‘This is Disgusting!’ Maria Bartiromo Goes Off After Trump Claims Biden Could Not Have Received More Black Votes Than Obama

Nov. 29 - Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo expressed outrage on Sunday as President Donald Trump leveled a series of baseless allegations of voter fraud in support of the outlandish conspiracy theory that the election was stolen from him.

Bartiromo, whose network Fox News has called the race for Joe Biden, landed the first interview with Trump since he lost re-election. The lengthy phone conversation, which came as top Republicans prepare for a Biden administration and the Trump administration begins the transition, focused almost entirely on Trump’s claims that the election was stolen through fraud.

A dizzying series of false claims and conspiracy theories were mounted by Trump and Bartiromo throughout the interview, ranging from allegations that the FBI and Justice Department were involved in the stolen election to claims that the election was rigged through voting machines.        continue to read
PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode November 30, 2020
Dec. 1, 2020
Monday on the NewsHour, the U.S. faces another spike in COVID-infections following the Thanksgiving holiday, the transition of power continues as President-elect Biden names top economic advisers, and Armenia hands over control of two regions under Russia-brokered armistice.

Anita Babbitt Dunn (born January 8, 1958) is an American political strategist who served as Acting White House Communications Director from April through November 2009. She is managing director at SKDKnickerbocker, a strategic communications firm in Washington, D.C.,[1] and currently serves as a senior advisor to the presidential transition team of President-elect Joe Biden.[2]

Sunday, November 29, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Nov. 30, 2020

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Joe Biden Names Jen Psaki As White House Press Secretary, Kate Bedingfield As Communications Director

Nov. 30 - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have chosen an all-female White House senior communications team, led by Jen Psaki as press secretary and Kate Bedingfield as communications director.
Psaki currently oversees communications for the presidential transition, and she previously served as White House communications director under President Barack Obama, and as State Department spokesperson under then-Secretary of State John Kerry.

Bedingfield served as deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Biden-Harris campaign, and previously was communications director for Biden when he was vice president. She previously was chief spokeswoman and vice president of corporate communications for the MPAA, and was vice president of communications at Monumental Sports & Entertainment.     continue to read

White House Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki is interviewed in the James Brady
Biden Names All-Women Communications Team

Nov. 29 - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced an all-women communications team Sunday. 

“Communicating directly and truthfully to the American people is one of the most important duties of a president, and this team will be entrusted with the tremendous responsibility of connecting the American people to the White House," Biden was quoted as saying in a press release from the transition team office. 

“These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better,” he added.
Kate Bedingfield, who served as the communications director for the Biden-Harris campaign, was named the White House communications director.  

“It will also be an honor to work alongside the incredible women who are taking on these roles together,” Bedingfield wrote on Twitter, detailing her relationship with the other women named to the team. Bedingfield previously worked for Biden when he was the vice president in the Obama administration.      continue to read

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode November 29, 2020
Nov 30, 2020
On this edition for Sunday, November 29, President Trump lost another court battle but continues to claim he won the election, lawmakers grapple with shutdowns as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, and celebrating the 30th anniversary of a cultural movement that raised awareness about HIV/AIDS. Michael Hill anchors from New Jersey.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Nov. 29, 2020

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What counts for Brad Raffensperger
Faith, family and the loss of a child prepared him for the Trump storm

Nov. 29 - President Donald Trump lashed out at Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Thanksgiving night as “an enemy of the people,” furious that he had certified the 2020 election in Georgia for President-elect Joe Biden.

Now overseeing the third statewide count of presidential ballots in as many weeks, Raffensperger has found himself in the crosshairs of a president who refuses to give up, a party unwilling to make him, and the death threats and media crush that have followed the chaos.

The New York Times recently described Raffensperger, now embroiled in the state GOP’s civil war, as “punctilious,” “austere” and “beleaguered.”     continue to read

Sen. Kelly Loeffler Hosts Rally in Ringgold, Georgia

Nov. 29, RINGGOLD, Ga. (WDEF)- During a ‘Save Our Majority’ rally, Senator Kelly Loeffler encourages her base to show up at the polls during the 2021 runoff election.

“Georgia is the battle ground but the future of the country is on the line”, said Senator Loeffler.

“I do not believe Joe Biden won Georgia. I’m going to tell you right now”, said Representative Marjorie Greene.

“Well I think the new voting machines definitely played a roll in it”, said supporter Eean Wilson. “Definitely there was some fishy stuff going on in the counties around Atlanta.”

Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue called for the resignation of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger following allegations of counties failing to accurately tally legal votes.

“What we have to do is have free and fair elections that Georgians trust”, said Senator Loeffler. “Georgians need to have confidence that their votes will count.”
In the pursuit for the balance of power, constituents and Republican officials talked about what they need to do in order for Kelly Loeffler to remain in her Senate seat.

“I’ve got a check today for Kelly Loeffler for 25 hundred dollars”, said Tennessee Representative Chuck Fleischmann. “Everybody write a check, say a prayer, let’s get this thing done.”     continue to read

Senators faced with scruity over stock sell offs right before market crash

New York Times: Justice Department probed Georgia Sen. David Perdue's stock sales at beginning of pandemic

Nov. 26, (CNN) - The Justice Department opened a probe into Georgia Sen. David Perdue's stock sales for possible insider trading earlier this year but declined to pursue charges, according to The New York Times.

The inquiry looked at Perdue's sale of more than $1 million worth of stock in Cardlytics, a financial company he once served as a board member of, in the spring ahead of the economic slowdown fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, the newspaper reported. Weeks after selling the stock, the company's stock price dropped and ended up at $29. Perdue then bought back portions of the stock he sold, which are now trading at $120 a share, according to the Times. Citing four people with knowledge of the case, the newspaper reported that investigators were reviewing Perdue's trading for "possible evidence of insider trading."     continue to read


Ret. Col. Phil Waldren testifying at hearings on Nov. 25
Pennsylvania Bombshell: Biden 99.4% vs. Trump 0.6%
Stunning testimony that the media has dutifully ignored.

Nov. 29 - There are landslides and then there are landslides. There are lopsided votes and then there are lopsided votes. There are egregious examples of vote manipulation and then there are really egregious examples of vote manipulation. What surfaced during hearings in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 25, 2020 may set the standard for electoral outrageousness. An expert testifying to the Pennsylvania Senate flagged a batch of ballots that recorded some 570,000 votes for Joe Biden and only 3,200 for Donald Trump.

Yes, you read that correctly. That would equate to Joe Biden bagging 99.4% of that enormous chunk of votes. That one batch alone would have flipped the state to Biden.     continue to read
PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode November 28, 2020
Nov. 29, 2020
On this edition for Saturday, November 28, a record number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized as cases soar across the nation while travel restrictions are keeping hundreds of American Samoans from returning home for the holidays. Michael Hill anchors from New Jersey.

White House News (白宮消息) | Nov. 28, 2020

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How Michael Flynn perfectly explains Donald Trump's presidency

Nov. 27, (CNN)Three weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, he fired Michael Flynn as his national security adviser. On Wednesday, eight weeks to the day when Trump will leave the White House, he pardoned Flynn for lying to the FBI as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Flynn's rise, fall and -- sort of -- reclamation -- function as fitting bookends of Trump's four years in the White House, a testament to the hubris, loyalty and borderline lawlessness that sit at the heart of the most radical presidency in modern history.

That Flynn wound up in the Trump White House at all is telling.His initial appeal to Trump was twofold: 1) Flynn was a high-ranking military officer who had served as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and 2) Flynn had been removed from that job during the Obama administration after a series of clashes with other government officials.

Trump's adoration of the military coupled with his desire to cast himself as the exact opposite of Barack Obama in every possible way drew him to Flynn. And Flynn delivered. After a somewhat low-profile career in intelligence, Flynn suddenly blossomed as a hard-edged partisan -- willing to say almost anything about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and anyone else who got in Trump's way.

"Lock her up," Flynn said of Clinton in a wild -- and wildly well-received -- speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention. "You're damn right...     continue to read

Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn
Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to FBI agents investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Nov. 25 - Outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday for lying to FBI agents investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon,” the president tweeted. “Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!”

Trump's move is an extraordinary intervention on behalf of an ally who pleaded guilty in 2017 and has spent the last two years fighting to overturn his original plea. It was not immediately clear whether Trump's pardon also included Flynn's failure to register as an agent of Turkey in 2016, a crime to which he admitted as part of his plea agreement.

Before reversing course, Flynn initially cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller for nearly two years, including by providing evidence of potential obstruction of justice by the president. He sat for 19 interviews with prosecutors.

Trump had long been expected to pardon Flynn, pummeling prosecutors and the FBI for their handling of the case, part of a concerted attack on the investigations against him. Trump has falsely accused the FBI and Justice Department of mounting a “coup” against him in the years after his election. Trump also repeatedly attacked prosecutors and FBI officials involved in the Flynn case, even though he fired Flynn for lying to both the bureau and Vice President Mike Pence in early 2017...     continue to read

‘I’m Absolutely Expecting Him to Do Something Weird’: How Trump Could End His Presidency
Presidents typically reserve their most controversial decisions for their last weeks in office. Imagine what that could mean for Trump.

Oct. 28 - As we count down the days to Election Day, the pundit class is wringing its hands in worry over whether President Donald Trump will accept a possible win by Joe Biden and agree to leave the White House.

But even if Trump calmly walks out the door of the White House on the morning of January 20th, a more immediate problem looms: What might Trump do with the final 77 days of his presidency if he loses? There are 1,860 hours between Wednesday, Nov. 4, and noon on Jan. 20, when Trump’s first term expires. And that’s plenty of time for him to upend plenty of presidential traditions...     continue to read
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Thursday, November 26, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Nov. 27, 2020

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CNN host stunned by Biden’s ‘jaw-dropping’ honesty about COVID — instead of urging Americans to ‘inject bleach’

​Nov. 26 -  CNN host Alisyn Camerota found herself pleasantly surprised this week when she saw President-elect Joe Biden giving Americans an honest assessment of the current state of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

After playing a clip of Biden talking about the stark public health crisis facing the country while also acknowledging the sacrifices Americans are making this Thanksgiving, Camerota said it was a remarkable contrast with the kinds of messages President Donald Trump has been sending about the pandemic.

“You almost have to reprogram your brain to hear the reality, to hear somebody, a leader, level with the American public, and say, we need to redouble our efforts,” she said. “We need to recommit to the fight, we need to steel our spine, as opposed to, it’s going to magically go away or we should inject bleach.”

She then contrasted Biden’s message to Trump’s, in which the president openly encouraged people to gather in large groups despite the worsening COVID-19 crisis.     continue to read

Supporters of President Donald Trump rallying for an unreal event: the theft of an election.
The assault on Biden’s presidency has already begun​

Nov. 26 - Reality appeared to hit US President Donald Trump this week when the General Services Administration gave approval for the transfer of presidential power to President-elect Joe Biden to begin. But don't be fooled: reality will not be where Trump wages a long campaign against Biden.

The assault will be conducted in the realm of unreality, as Trump's Twitter account shows. "Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!" "RIGGED ELECTION!" "2020 is a long way from over". He participated by phone in hearings in the Pennsylvania State Senate on the issue of "massive voter fraud".

The disconnect with the facts on the ground recalls how Trump questioned president Barack Obama's citizenship during his terms in office. Now Trump is again trying to create something – the perception of a "stolen" election, charges of illegitimate power, Biden "voter fraud" claims – from nothing.

It appears to be effective, too. While one-third of US voters believe Biden won because of voter fraud, 77 per cent of Republicans believe that's the reason for his victory, according to a Monmouth University poll.     continue to read

Taiwan cabinet details plans to regulate pork imports from US

Nov. 27 - The Cabinet on Thursday (Nov. 26) released a five-point plan for the regulation of American pork products, in an effort to ease public concerns over residues of the livestock drug ractopamine, before Taiwan opens its market to such imports from the United States next year.

At a Cabinet meeting, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said the measures will allow the government to closely supervise imported pork "from Customs to the kitchen" and to safeguard the health of the Taiwanese people.

First, American slaughterhouses and meat processing plants that are exporting to Taiwan for the first time will be required to obtain authorization from Taiwanese health authorities, pending on-site inspections, Su said     continue to read
PBS NewsHour full episode, Nov. 26, 2020
Nov. 27, 2020
Thursday on the NewsHour, the U.S. Supreme Court blocks New York's limits on religious gatherings, Americans adapt to a dramatically different Thanksgiving Day during the pandemic, essential workers' Brief But Spectacular takes on COVID-19, and an extended look back at those lost to the virus.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

White House News (白宮消息) | Nov. 26, 2020

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The term has appeared on podiums and backgrounds at Mr Biden's recent speeches
Did Joe Biden create the 'office of the president-elect'? Here's what you need to know

Nov. 26 - If you've seen Joe Biden give a speech in recent days you would have likely noticed that his campaign has been using the term 'office of the president-elect' on his podiums and signage on stage.

Mr Biden is the president-elect and will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021.

But many critics on social media have questioned if the office of the president-elect is real or assumed that Mr Biden may have invented the term. 

Joe Biden argued Donald Trump could not be trusted on coronavirus.

Joe Biden's first 100 days as US president — this is what he promises to do

Nov. 25 - Joe Biden will be sworn in as US president on January 20 and he already has a lot to get on with.

The first 100 days of a new presidency has become something of a benchmark for how a president will get things done in their administration, after Franklin Roosevelt set a first 100-day standard when he took office in 1933.

Like many before him, the president-elect has promised a plethora of changes.

Here are some of the key things he's promised to do once he takes office.     source

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