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Explainer: Can Trump's lawyers be disciplined for making false claims?

By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - In the weeks since U.S. President Donald Trump lost the election, his lead lawyer Rudy Giuliani has repeatedly made baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and the campaign

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Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn: source

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told allies he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI

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Pennsylvania officials ask court to reject Trump campaign's election appeal

By Makini Brice and Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) -Pennsylvania officials told a federal appeals court on Tuesday it should reject a bid by U.S.

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White House approves intelligence brief for Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House has given approval for President-elect Joe Biden to receive the president's daily classified intelligence brief, an administration official said on Tuesday.

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Biden Cabinet picks may face rough Republican reception in Senate

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican members of the U.S. Senate fired warning shots to President-elect Joe Biden that they may be prepared to stand in the way of his Cabinet

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With Senate on the line, Trump's claims of election fraud put Georgia Republicans in bind

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's baseless attacks on the U.S. election may be endangering Republican chances of keeping control of the Senate, as Republican candidates in twin January

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Rep.-elect Tony Gonzales helps GOP hold Texas border district: 'My story is the American dream'

Tony Gonzales, the newly elected Republican congressman from Texas, brings to Washington a drive to tackle border security and immigration reform -- examples of thorny issues that the Navy veteran says politicians have avoided for too long.

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Sidney Powell demands Georgia Zoom meeting where officials refused 'real audit'

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NY GOP House candidate Claudia Tenney blasts handling of vote count in disputed race

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is at least partially to blame for the chaos surrounding the uncalled U.S. House election in New York's 22nd Congressional District, Republican candidate Claudia Tenney told "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday.

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Matt Schlapp: Nevada allowing Trump team to present election fraud case 'a great step'

Nevada is ready to hear the Trump campaign's case regarding illegal balloting allegations in Clark County, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp told “Hannity” Tuesday night.

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Live Updates: Georgia Dems to resume door-to-door canvassing amid pandemic

Georgia's runoff elections will determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress.

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Live Updates: Wisconsin GOP files emergency petition to stop final certification of election results

The GOP suit alleges that illegal votes exceed the number by which President-elect Joe Biden won the state, 20,608. 

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Ga. Sen. Perdue boosts wealth with well-timed stock trades

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the ravages of the novel coronavirus forced millions of people out of work, shuttered businesses and shrank the value of retirement accounts, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged to a three-year low.

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Joe Biden to deliver a Thanksgiving address seeking US unity

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is slated to deliver a Thanksgiving address to the nation seeking to unify Americans in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as experts warn of a possible spike in cases resulting from the holiday.

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Analysis: Biden prioritizes experience with Cabinet picks

NEW YORK (AP) — Competence is making a comeback. President-elect Joe Biden has prized staying power over star power when making his first wave of Cabinet picks and choices for White House staff, with a premium placed on government experience and proficiency as he looks to rebuild a depleted and demoralized federal bureaucracy.

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Election 2020 Today: Biden picks key advisers, Senate silent

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ‘AMERICA IS BACK’: President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers.

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Q&A: Will Twitter, Facebook crack down on Trump?

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For the past four years, President Donald Trump has enjoyed the special status of a world leader on Twitter and Facebook, even as he used his perch atop the social media pyramid to peddle misinformation and hurl abuse at his critics.

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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.

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Paul Ryan Says Trump Should Drop Election Challenges

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan has joined other Republicans calling for President Trump to concede the election and "embrace the transfer of power." Ryan told the Bank of America’s virtual European Credit Conference Tuesday that Trump should also abandon his legal challenges to the election results, Politico reports. "The attacks...

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Biden Introduces National Security Team

Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era "America First" policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers. "Together, these public servants will restore America...

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Trump Pardons His Last Turkey

President Trump has issued his first pardon since allowing the presidential transition to begin . "Corn, I grant you a full pardon," the president told a large white turkey brought to Washington, DC from Iowa for the traditional White House turkey pardon ceremony Tuesday. Corn had been chosen over another turkey,...

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Congratulations, Trump Says, but Not to Biden

President Trump had no public appearances scheduled Tuesday before the annual pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey in the afternoon, but events changed that. With only moments' notice, the president walked into the White House briefing room to make the announcement, the Hill reports. "The stock market Dow Jones Industrial Average...

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Pennsylvania, Nevada Certify Vote Results

Two more states made it official on Tuesday, though President Trump still isn't conceding his fight : Pennsylvania: Joe Biden was certified as the winner of this state, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by Trump, per the AP . Gov. Tom Wolf sent a...

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Could Trump Pardon Himself? It May Hinge on Single Word

Could President Trump pardon himself before he leaves office? He faces possible liability on bank and tax issues, and a former prosecutor in the Robert Mueller investigation makes the case in a New York Times op-ed that he should get hit with obstruction charges, too. A president, of course, can...

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