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DOJ set to execute 5 federal prisoners before Inauguration Day

DOJ set to execute 5 federal prisoners before Inauguration Day

With fewer than 60 days until President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the Trump administration has set an unprecedented record of scheduling the most federal inmates for execution during the last leg of a presidential term. Attorney General William Barr resumed federal executions in July 2019 after a 17-year hiatus to bring “justice to victims of…MORE

Pardon for Michael Flynn under discussion at the White House

Pardon for Michael Flynn under discussion at the White House

The White House has discussed a possible pardon for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, three sources told CNN on Tuesday. However, those sources cautioned that Trump could change his mind about making such a move. There have been discussions about pardoning multiple people in the President’s orbit, the sources told CNN.…MORE

Key Democrat warns Biden not to nominate Mike Morell as CIA director

Key Democrat warns Biden not to nominate Mike Morell as CIA director

A key Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is warning President-elect Joe Biden that he should avoid nominating a top contender for the job of CIA director, Mike Morell, because his record as a “torture apologist” makes confirmation a “nonstarter.” Morell, who was a deputy director of the CIA under President Barack Obama and twice…MORE

Biden becomes first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes

Biden becomes first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes

Joe Biden has become the first presidential candidate to win more than 80 million votes, with his record-breaking number of popular votes still likely to increase in the coming days as ballots continue to be counted across the nation. As of Tuesday evening, Biden had won more than 80,011,000 votes, while President Donald Trump had…MORE

Biden says transition outreach from Trump administration has been ‘sincere’

Biden says transition outreach from Trump administration has been ‘sincere’

President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that communication from the Trump administration to help with his transition has been “sincere” since the General Services Administration ascertained his election win on Monday. “Immediately, we’ve gotten outreach from the national security shop to just across the board,” Biden told NBC News’ Lester Holt in his first interview as…MORE

‘It’s wild down here’ as Milwaukee County recount continues

‘It’s wild down here’ as Milwaukee County recount continues

The Milwaukee County recount in Wisconsin won’t be finished until after Thanksgiving after a slower-than-expected start, including several physical confrontations and objections to ballots due to complaints about physical distancing rules. The Trump campaign filed for a limited recount of two Wisconsin counties — Milwaukee and Dane — last week in a long-shot bid to…MORE

Biden taps longtime diplomat jettisoned under Trump as US ambassador to the UN

Biden taps longtime diplomat jettisoned under Trump as US ambassador to the UN

Linda Thomas-Greenfield grew up in Louisiana, “in a segregated town in which the KKK regularly would come on weekends and burn a cross in somebody’s yard,” she recounted in a TED Talk in 2018. Neither of her parents graduated high school. Attending Louisiana State University in the early 1970s, she encountered a “hostile environment” where…MORE

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