Trump ‘Indefinitely’ Barred From Facebook, Instagram Accounts
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Trump ‘Indefinitely’ Barred From Facebook, Instagram Accounts
2021-01-07 18:04:13
by Reece Nations

PALO ALTO, Calif. — After initially stating they would freeze President Donald Trump’s access to its services for a 24-hour period, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday the platform would ban the accounts “indefinitely.”  Zuckerberg made the announcement via a... Read More

Loyal Soldier Pence Torn Between Trump, Constitution
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Loyal Soldier Pence Torn Between Trump, Constitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — He has been President Donald Trump's most loyal soldier, dutifully backing the unpredictable leader through one chaotic situation after another. Now Vice President Mike Pence finds himself in the most precarious position of his tenure as he... Read More

Kansas Republican Icon Bob Dole: ‘The Election is Over and Biden Will be President’
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Kansas Republican Icon Bob Dole: ‘The Election is Over and Biden Will be President’

WASHINGTON — Former Republican presidential nominee and Kansas political icon Bob Dole said Thursday the election has been decided, whether President Donald Trump accepts the outcome or not. “The election is over and (Joe) Biden will be president on January... Read More

GOP Leader McConnell Congratulates Biden as President-Elect
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GOP Leader McConnell Congratulates Biden as President-Elect

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect on Tuesday, saying the Electoral College “has spoken.” The Republican leader's statement, delivered in a speech on the Senate floor, ends weeks of silence over President... Read More

Biden Wins Electoral College to Cement Victory and Rebuff Trump
2020 Elections
Biden Wins Electoral College to Cement Victory and Rebuff Trump

Joe Biden officially clinched the presidency after the Electoral College confirmed his victory Monday, capping a tumultuous period sparked by Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge he lost with the help of Republicans willing to support his unsubstantiated claims. Monday’s vote... Read More

EXPLAINER: What’s In Store When the Electoral College Meets
2020 Elections
EXPLAINER: What’s In Store When the Electoral College Meets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters cast their ballots for president more than a month ago, but the votes that officially matter will be cast Monday. That's when the Electoral College meets. The Constitution gives the electors the power to choose the... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Republican Attack on Biden Victory
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Rejects Republican Attack on Biden Victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest... Read More

In Georgia, 'Concerted' GOP Pushback Blocks Trump Attempts to Overturn Election
State News
In Georgia, 'Concerted' GOP Pushback Blocks Trump Attempts to Overturn Election

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn Georgia's election results have met a wall of opposition from an unlikely source: Republican state officials and GOP-appointed judges who have loudly rejected his calls to undo Joe Biden's narrow victory in the state. As two more of the president's... Read More

Georgia Governor Mocks Former Trump Lawyer's Election Fraud Lawsuit
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Georgia Governor Mocks Former Trump Lawyer's Election Fraud Lawsuit

Georgia's embattled Republican governor and elections chief asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by an ex-Trump campaign lawyer whose "outlandish" claims of fraud tied to Dominion Voting Systems Inc. machines are, they say, comparable to a work of fiction. The... Read More

Trump Allies File Emergency Petition at Supreme Court Over 2020 Election
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Trump Allies File Emergency Petition at Supreme Court Over 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — Weeks after President Donald Trump said the Supreme Court should decide whether to throw out millions of ballots in what he dubbed a fraudulent election, and with state and federal courts rejecting nearly all his legal team's lawsuits in multiple states,... Read More

Cornyn Says Congress Has 'No Reason' to Overturn Electoral College
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Cornyn Says Congress Has 'No Reason' to Overturn Electoral College

WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a senior Republican and adviser to the majority leader, said flatly Thursday that President Donald Trump has no realistic path to overturning the election. After weeks of court defeats, he noted, Trump's legal team has yet to show evidence of... Read More

Outcome of Brindisi/Tenney Race in Upstate N.Y. Still Far From Certain
2020 Elections
Outcome of Brindisi/Tenney Race in Upstate N.Y. Still Far From Certain
2020-12-03 20:51:57
by Daniel Londono

To those who felt their lives were just a little bit emptier after a canvassing board in Iowa certified the results in that state's 2nd Congressional District, declaring a winner in a race in which the candidates were separated by... Read More

Barr Says Justice Department Finds No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
2020 Elections
Barr Says Justice Department Finds No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud
2020-12-01 21:08:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has not uncovered voting fraud at a scale that could have affected the results of the presidential election. Barr's comments, made during an interview with the Associated Press,... Read More

Arizona and Wisconsin Confirm Biden's Victories Over Trump
2020 Elections
Arizona and Wisconsin Confirm Biden's Victories Over Trump

Arizona and Wisconsin confirmed Democrat Joe Biden won in their states on Monday, dealing the latest blow to President Donald Trump's campaign to overturn his defeat. Biden defeated Trump by 10,457 votes in Arizona, according to the official results certified by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in Phoenix. The process was... Read More

GOP Candidate Clings to 8-vote Lead in US House Race in Iowa
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GOP Candidate Clings to 8-vote Lead in US House Race in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Republican candidate saw her vote lead dwindle to single digits Wednesday in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District as a dramatic recount moved toward a conclusion in a race that will help determine the size of... Read More

They're Baaack: Trump and Allies Still Refuse Election Loss
2020 Elections
They're Baaack: Trump and Allies Still Refuse Election Loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump's relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” and Trump cleared the way for cooperation on a transition of... Read More

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign
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Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of... Read More

For Trump, It's All Over But the Tweeting
2020 Elections
For Trump, It's All Over But the Tweeting

WASHINGTON — Two years ago, President Donald Trump teased Carrots the turkey, who he said had "refused to concede and demanded a recount" of a vote that the bird supposedly had lost in the annual White House turkey pardon contest. On Tuesday, shortly before Trump... Read More

Biden Picks a Goldilocks Cabinet, Neither Too Left or Right
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Biden Picks a Goldilocks Cabinet, Neither Too Left or Right

WASHINGTON — During the presidential campaign, Democrats expressed persistent anxiety that Joe Biden's coalition would collapse as soon as it ousted President Donald Trump from the White House — it felt too ideologically conflicted, too polarized, too tenuous to hold. But Biden's initial Cabinet selections and other senior appointments have won... Read More

Biden Transition OK'd to Start as Trump Runs Out of Options
2020 Elections
Biden Transition OK'd to Start as Trump Runs Out of Options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. Trump relented after suffering yet... Read More

Election Disinformation Fears Came True for State Officials
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Election Disinformation Fears Came True for State Officials

The disinformation scenario that local election officials feared months ago has come true: President Donald Trump's false claims of voter fraud have been picked up by many state and local Republican officials across the country, and polls now show that more than... Read More

Georgia Manual Recount Confirms Biden Victory
State News
Georgia Manual Recount Confirms Biden Victory

ATLANTA — A manual recount of nearly 5 million ballots cast in Georgia showed Thursday that Joe Biden won the presidential election, validating initial results. The recount found that Biden received 12,284 more votes than President Donald Trump. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger plans to certify the election... Read More

Wisconsin Recount Cleared to Begin After Partisan Fight
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Wisconsin Recount Cleared to Begin After Partisan Fight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission has agreed to issue an order to recount ballots in two heavily liberal counties at President Donald Trump's request, but only after hours of contentious debate that may foreshadow the partisan battle... Read More

Biden's DIY Transition Proceeds Without Trump Assistance
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Biden's DIY Transition Proceeds Without Trump Assistance

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump's refusal to cooperate with his successor is forcing President-elect Joe Biden to seek unusual workarounds to prepare for the exploding public health threat and evolving national security challenges he will inherit in just... Read More

Trump Seems to Acknowledge Biden Win, But He Won't Concede
2020 Elections
Trump Seems to Acknowledge Biden Win, But He Won't Concede

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Joe Biden won the White House, but made clear he would not concede and would keep trying to overturn the election result. Trump's statements... Read More

Republicans Face Court Setbacks, Trump Law Firm Steps Down
State News
Republicans Face Court Setbacks, Trump Law Firm Steps Down

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work for President Donald Trump’s campaign withdrew from a major Pennsylvania... Read More

Trump Slows Biden Transition with Denials, Lawsuits
2020 Elections
Trump Slows Biden Transition with Denials, Lawsuits

WASHINGTON — As the morning sun bathed the White House grounds on an unseasonably warm November Monday, the rattle of construction could be heard nearby as workers began erecting the viewing stands for the next president's inaugural ceremony. But inside the building, President Donald... Read More

McConnell Backs Trump Decision Not to Concede Election
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McConnell Backs Trump Decision Not to Concede Election
2020-11-10 13:37:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Speaking out on the presidential election for the first time since the race was called in Democrat Joe Biden's favor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said President Donald Trump is "100% within his rights" to challenge the... Read More

Biden Has Presidency in Reach After Gains in Pennsylvania
2020 Elections
Biden Has Presidency in Reach After Gains in Pennsylvania
2020-11-06 22:04:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— Former Vice President Joe Biden had the presidency within his reach Friday evening, as he continued to hold onto narrow but apparently solid leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Revised vote counts... Read More

Federal Officials Say No Major Problems Reported In Early Voting
2020 Elections
Federal Officials Say No Major Problems Reported In Early Voting
2020-11-03 16:36:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Federal officials monitoring voting and threats to the 2020 election said they've seen no major problems, but they continue to urge the public to be both watchful and patient as they head to the polls. All told, the... Read More

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