Tag: politics

QAnon conspiracy is fake. The harm it’s doing to child welfare groups is real

The most basic QAnon belief — entirely divorced from reality — casts President Donald Trump as the hero in a fight against the “deep state”...

Donald Trump’s legal defeats pile up while his attacks on Georgia’s election system raise GOP concerns

With the eyes of the political universe focused on turning out voters in Georgia — where the two runoff elections will determine which party controls...

What to know about Parler, the social-media platform that is now attracting millions of Trump supporters

Since the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Parler has caught on among right-wing politicians and “influencers” — people with large online followings — as a social-media platform where...

Donald Trump says for first time he will leave office if Electoral College declares Biden the victor

“Certainly I will, and you know that,” Trump said when asked by a reporter about leaving the White House if Biden is declared the winner...

Trump says he will leave White House if Electoral College affirms Biden win, which he says would be a ‘mistake’

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thursday at the White House in...

New York Covid-19: Supreme Court sides with religious groups in a dispute over restrictions

The case is the latest pitting religious groups against city and state officials seeking to stop the spread of Covid-19, and it highlights the impact...

In Trump and Biden, reality and fantasy collide on Thanksgiving

The solidarity that President-elect Joe Biden called for in a speech on Wednesday feels like a distant dream compared to the state of affairs in...

Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet

Flynn’s criminal charge had hung over the Trump presidency and shaded nearly every major scandal Trump faced, because Flynn’s lies to the FBI had occurred...

Trump phones into Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers’ baseless voter fraud event after canceling trip

The President had planned on appearing in-person with his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, but two sources told CNN Trump’s trip was canceled. The move came shortly...

White House has signed off on Joe Biden getting the President’s Daily Brief

Coordination on when Biden will receive his first briefing is currently underway, but the move is another step toward a transition of power that President...

Trump’s effort to steal the election is done

GSA ascertains Biden’s victory. After the Michigan board certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory there, the Trump-appointed head of the GSA ended her blockade and “ascertained”...

Biden team vows to have a smaller inauguration crowd than Trump did

President Donald Trump addresses the crowd after taking the oath of allegiance during his swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in...

Biden will have the power to give the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau more teeth — and he has President Trump to thank

During the past four years, the Trump administration has significantly scaled back the activities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency created in the...

Some White House staffers initially caught off guard by GSA letter to Biden

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and others at The Queen theater on November 23, in Wilmington, Delaware. Carolyn...

‘She can start repairing the damage in economic diplomacy’ — analysts react to Yellen as Biden’s Treasury secretary

Economists and other analysts were sounding off Monday following news that President-elect Joe Biden has selected former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to lead the...

Michigan board certifies state election results

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and others at The Queen theater on November 23, in Wilmington, Delaware. Carolyn...

More Republicans are losing patience with Trump’s legal absurdities

The President’s legal team, ruining time-honored traditions of a peaceful transfer of power, is firing off long-shot court challenges and heaping pressure on state election...

Trump’s Lame-Duck Status Leaves Governors to Wing It on COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Not long after the world learned that President Donald Trump had...

Donald Trump’s attempt to steal the election unravels as coronavirus cases surge

On Saturday, it was Judge Matthew Brann, a Republican, who in tossing out a Trump-backed lawsuit felt compelled to underscore, with a literary flourish, the...

Trump campaign requests Georgia recount that’s unlikely to change his loss in the state

“Because the margin is still less than 0.5%, the President can request a recount after certification of the results. That recount will be conducted by...

Why one stock-market pro says the S&P 500 can surge another 7% before year-end

Thomas Lee, founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, says that the S&P 500 has more in the tank before the end of 2020 and has therefore...

Federal judge dismisses Trump campaign Pennsylvania lawsuit

“It is not in the power of this Court to violate the Constitution,” Judge Matthew Brann of the US District Court in the Middle District...

CITGO 6 begin fourth year in detention in Venezuela as families prepare to spend another holiday without them

Now, the families of the CITGO 6 — Tomeu Vadell, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Alirio Jose Zambrano, Jose Luis Zambrano and Jose Angel Pereira —...

6 tax moves to consider before the end of the year to lower your 2020 tax bill

With year-end rapidly approaching and the general election finally over, it’s time to consider moves that will lower your 2020 tax bill and hopefully position...

Michigan lawmakers who met with Trump appear to undercut his efforts to overturn election

It was a blow to Trump, who had invited the lawmakers to the White House this week, as he seeks to subvert the will of...