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U.S. prosecutors investigating potential White House 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme

By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court

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Barr sees no sign of major U.S. vote fraud despite Trump's claims

By Sarah N. Lynch and Brad Heath WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday the Justice Department has found no evidence of widespread voter fraud in last month's

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Trump campaign challenges election results in Wisconsin Supreme Court

By Makini Brice and Tom Hals (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign filed a petition on Tuesday challenging Wisconsin's presidential vote results with the state's supreme court, the latest

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Georgia election official implores Trump to stop fraud rhetoric, fears 'someone's going to get hurt'

By Brad Heath WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top election official in Georgia on Tuesday implored U.S. President Donald Trump to "stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence" by fanning

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Mnuchin, Powell hone in on need to aid U.S. small businesses

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. economic officials on Tuesday urged Congress to provide more help for small businesses amid a surging coronavirus pandemic and concern that relief

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Senate Republicans vetting COVID-19 relief that Trump would sign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he and his fellow Senate Republicans have begun considering COVID-19 economic relief provisions that President

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McDaniel announces RNC chair reelection bid

Republican National Committee (RNC) chair Ronna McDaniel is announcing her reelection bid to keep steering the national party.

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Trump hints at 2024 presidential run in remarks at White House party

President Trump hinted that he may launch a 2024 campaign to return to the White House, as he continues to fight the 2020 election results and refuses to concede to President-elect Joe Biden.

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Beverly Hills city leaders unanimously oppose LA County's outdoor dining ban

Beverly Hills city leaders are demanding Los Angeles County to repeal its outdoor dining ban.

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Mueller gives rare interview, is not asked about special counsel work

Former special counsel Robert Mueller gave a rare interview for an NBC podcast, but not once did the conversation turn to his investigation of Russian election interference and President Trump’s 2016 campaign.

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Dan Crenshaw: House Dems' 'crazy bills' will become laws if Republicans lose Georgia runoffs

“Everything is on the line” for Republicans in the upcoming Georgia Senate runoff elections, Rep. Dan Crenshaw said on Wednesday.

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Tomi Lahren slams California politicians' 'hypocrisy' on coronavirus restrictions

Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren blasted "typical California Democrats" for breaking their own coronavirus orders.

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The Latest: Biden: I won't immediately lift China tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 9:25 a.m. President-elect Joe Biden says he won’t immediately lift tariffs placed by President Donald Trump on many imports from China or break Trump’s initial trade deal.

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Robert Mueller does rare interview in 'Oath' podcast

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Rosenberg makes no secret of his admiration for Robert Mueller. Keep that in mind, along with the format of Rosenberg's podcast “The Oath,” now that NBC announced that the former special counsel who looked into Russian interference in the 2016 election has given an extensive interview that debuts Wednesday.

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Klain brings decades of DC experience to Biden White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ron Klain has checked all the boxes of a classic Washington striver: Georgetown, Harvard Law, Supreme Court clerk and Capitol Hill staffer, White House adviser and, along the way, of course, lobbyist and lawyer.

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Election 2020 Today: Barr sees no fraud, Senate roadblock

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020 and President-elect Joe Biden's transition. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: NO FRAUD: Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department has not uncovered any evidence of widespread voter fraud and has seen nothing that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, won by Democrat Joe Biden.

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Hall wins runoff to briefly fill seat of late Rep John Lewis

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall won a special runoff election Tuesday for a brief term in Congress and will succeed the late civil rights legend John Lewis.

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Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared the U.S.

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Georgia Elections Official: 'Someone's Going to Get Killed'

The voting implementation manager with the Georgia Secretary of State's office is angry, and thinks every American should be, too. Not over claims of voter fraud—though Gabriel Sterling had plenty to say about that during a Tuesday press conference, which went viral almost as soon as it wrapped—but...

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Feds Investigating Possible Bribe-for-Pardon Scheme

With President Trump 50 days from leaving office, the Department of Justice is investigating a possible bribery scheme involving presidential pardons, according to court records unsealed Tuesday. The heavily redacted federal court documents say two people are being investigated for improperly acting as lobbyists for somebody seeking a pardon from...

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Trump Sues to Overturn State's Election Result

President Trump is attempting to overturn the election results in Wisconsin, which were certified by the chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers Monday. In what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel calls a "last-ditch effort" to reclaim the state, the president has gone directly to the Wisconsin...

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Barr Breaks With Trump on Election Fraud Claims

Attorney General William Barr is known for his loyalty to President Trump—but he's not backing the president up on his claims of widespread election fraud. Barr says FBI agents and US attorneys have been following up allegations of irregularities, but they haven't uncovered anything that would change the results....

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Giuliani Dismisses Report About a Pardon as 'Lies'

Rudy Giuliani dismissed a New York Times report Tuesday that he had talked with President Trump about receiving a pardon. "#FakeNews NYT lies again," Giuliani wrote on Twitter . "Never had the discussion they falsely attribute to an anonymous source. Hard to keep up with all their lies." The Times said...

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Georgia Republicans Worried About Trump's Message

President Trump's insistence that the election was rigged appears to be having an unintended effect in Georgia: Republicans are voicing concerns that his angry supporters won't turn out to vote in next month's two runoff races for the Senate because they see it as futile. Coverage: The issue: The conundrum...

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