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Giuliani Channels My Cousin Vinny in New Allegations

He alleges coordinated fraud, while president makes a key invite to White House

(Newser) - President Trump has invited top Republicans from Michigan to the White House on Friday as he and his allies press their effort to turn the election in his favor, reports the Hill . The invitation comes after Trump called two election officials in Michigan , and both later rescinded their votes to...

Official Who Wants to Rescind Certification Got Trump Call

But Michigan's Monica Palmer says president did not pressure her to change mind

(Newser) - What is normally a formality regarding the certification of votes has morphed into a caustic, confusing situation in Wayne County, Michigan—home of Detroit. President Trump himself has personally weighed in, via phone calls to the Republican election officials involved. This all began Tuesday, when a four-member county elections board...

Rubio Uses a Term Sure to Displease Trump
Rubio Uses a Term
Sure to Displease Trump
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Rubio Uses a Term Sure to Displease Trump

He is calling Joe Biden 'president-elect'

(Newser) - Marco Rubio joined a select club on Monday with a seemingly humdrum response to question regarding Joe Biden. "Well, that'll be the president-elect's decision obviously," Rubio said when asked about the possibility of a fellow senator, Angus King, joining a Biden Cabinet. By NPR's count,...

Biden Assesses Cost of Trump's Stonewalling

'More people may die' if the two teams don't coordinate on pandemic, president-elect says

(Newser) - The Trump administration still isn't cooperating on the transition with President-elect Joe Biden's team, and Biden said Monday that could turn out to be a costly decision. Vaccinating more than 300 million Americans is "a huge, huge, huge undertaking," he said in Delaware, per the the...

Biden People Reach Out to Vaccine Manufacturers

'It would be better if we could start working with them'

(Newser) - Joe Biden's scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Trump's refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election, the AP reports. That delayed handoff is especially problematic during a public health crisis, the government's top...

Trump Tweets 'He Won,' Then Says He's Not Conceding

Followup says only the media believe Biden prevailed in the election

(Newser) - President Trump tweeted "He won" in a reference to President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday, then returned minutes later to clarify the Twitter record. "He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA," the followup tweet said. "I concede NOTHING!" Both tweets charged that...

John Kelly to Trump: You Can't Keep Doing This

The former White House chief of staff urges Trump to share intelligence briefings with Biden

(Newser) - John Kelly is standing up to his old boss for the way he's treating the incoming Biden administration, CNN reports. At issue is President Trump's decision to withhold intelligence briefings: "You lose a lot if the transition is delayed because the new people are not allowed to...

Biden Advisors Debate Nationwide Lockdown

But they're nearly impossible for a president to enact alone

(Newser) - Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging pandemic, the AP reports. For now, it's a question the president-elect would prefer to avoid. In the week since he defeated President Trump, Biden has devoted most...

Trump Scores One More State Victory
Trump Scores One More
State Victory

Trump Scores One More State Victory

AP calls North Carolina for him, with only Georgia still outstanding

(Newser) - Only one more state to go. The AP on Friday called the state of North Carolina for Trump, leaving Georgia as the only state yet to be uncalled. (Other outlets, including the Washington Post , have called Georgia for Biden, but Newser is going by AP.) Trump’s victory in...

Biden Adviser Causes a Fuss With Lockdown Talk
Biden Adviser's
Lockdown Idea Is
Met With Pushback
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Biden Adviser's Lockdown Idea Is Met With Pushback

Anthony Fauci is among those saying it probably isn't necessary

(Newser) - A member of Joe Biden's COVID advisory team has already stirred up controversy by advocating a national lockdown of up to 6 weeks. But after pushback—including from Anthony Fauci—adviser Michael Osterholm is now making clear he hasn't discussed this with anyone in the future Biden administration....

A Week Later, Congrats From China to Biden

President-elect is still waiting on Russia, North Korea, and Brazil

(Newser) - President Trump still hasn't conceded to President-elect Joe Biden, but most of the world has accepted Biden will be the new US president—and now China, one of the last nations to do so, has joined in. "We respect the choice of the American people," Foreign Ministry...

Trump's Chance to Win Arizona Now Eliminated

More outlets call state for Biden after latest batch of ballots counted

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign was reportedly "livid" when Fox News called Arizona for Joe Biden on Election Night, followed hours later by the Associated Press. More than a week later, remaining outlets including CNN, NBC, and the New York Times have called the state for Biden, who is the...

Critics Fault Fine Print in Trump Donation Pitch
Fine Print Reveals Where
Recount Donations Go
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Fine Print Reveals Where Recount Donations Go

Small donors' money likely won't go toward election challenges

(Newser) - President Trump's team is urging supporters to donate money to the "Official Election Defense Fund." Otherwise, "the Left will try to STEAL this election!” reads one typical text that has gone out to potential donors, reports Reuters . However, a look at the fine print might...

Trump May Be Gunning to Cripple Fox News
Trump May Be Gunning
to Cripple Fox News
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Trump May Be Gunning to Cripple Fox News

Axios says he plans a digital rival, while CNN's Brian Stelter sees a 'robust' challenge to Fox elsewhere

(Newser) - It's no secret that relations between President Trump and Fox News have soured of late— especially after the network called Arizona for Joe Biden ahead of everyone else. Now, a report at Axios suggests things are going to get worse. The outlet says Trump plans to create a digital...

Biden Picks His Chief of Staff
Biden Picks
His Chief
of Staff

Biden Picks His Chief of Staff

The president-elect chooses former 'Ebola czar' Ron Klain

(Newser) - And the second-hardest job in Washington goes to ... Ron Klain. The Washington Post reports that Joe Biden has tapped Klain, a longtime confidant with an impressive resume, to be his White House chief of staff. "Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked...

Eva Longoria Apologizes Over Remarks on Black, Latina Voters

Star called Latinas the 'real heroines' of the election, sees fast backlash

(Newser) - Eva Longoria was among those excited that Joe Biden beat President Trump in the election. Now, however, the Desperate Housewives star is apologizing for remarks made in her exuberance. CNN offers the backstory, which involves Longoria appearing Sunday on MSNBC to talk about how women of color came to the...

Biden: Trump's Refusal to Concede an 'Embarrassment'

'How can I say this tactfully? It will not help the president's legacy'

(Newser) - Joe Biden spoke to several world leaders Tuesday—but President Trump was not among them. The president-elect described Trump's refusal to concede the election as an "embarrassment" and warned that it would tarnish the Republican's legacy, Politico reports. "I just think it's an embarrassment, quite...

One Part of Trump Strategy: Expect More Rallies
Trump Appointee Won't Sign
Transition Letter
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Trump Appointee Won't Sign Transition Letter

Move prevents Biden team from accessing money, using federal buildings

(Newser) - The inauguration is 72 days away, and President Trump's team is signaling that it intends to make full use of them to try to keep Trump in office. Joe Biden, meanwhile, is quickly moving ahead by lining up his own White House team . Coverage about what to expect in...

Russia, China Remain Wary of Congratulating Biden

Kremlin says Putin will wait for official results

(Newser) - Numerous world leaders have congratulated Joe Biden on becoming president-elect, but two of them have remained notably silent. Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping appear to be waiting until President Trump's legal challenges are over. "Anticipating your possible question about Putin congratulating the US president-elect,...

Bush Gives Biden a Call —as Other Republicans Speak Up

George W. Bush calls Joe Biden 'a good man' who 'won his opportunity'

(Newser) - George W Bush—the only former GOP president still alive—called Joe Biden on Sunday and congratulated him on his presidential victory, CNN reports. He said President Trump has every right to seek recounts and legal battles, but described the 2020 election as "fundamentally fair" with a "clear"...

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