DOJ investigating potential WH 'bribery-for-pardon' scheme


Federal investigators are looking into a potential “bribery-for-pardon” scheme involving presidential pardons, according to federal court documents unsealed by the chief judge for the federal court in Washington. The heavily redacted documents revealed Tuesday do not name the individuals involved or President Donald Trump. They also do not indicate if any White House officials had knowledge of the scheme. “No government official... Read more

Obama Says ‘Defund The Police’ Alienates Voters, Drawing Sharp Rebuke From The Left


Progressive Democrats, including Ilhan Omar and Cori Bush, criticized the former president for painting defunding as little more than a divisive “slogan.” Former President Barack Obama drew criticism from progressive Democrats this week for suggesting that “snappy” slogans like “defund the police” are alienating voters and making it harder from a political standpoint to enact “changes you want done.” In an interview with Peter Hamby, who hosts the... Read more

Trump has raised up to $170 million since Election Day: Reports


President Donald Trump has raised between $150 million and $170 million since Election Day amid ongoing appeals to supporters as part of his effort to undercut results of the race that saw him lose by millions of votes to President-elect Joe Biden, according to several media reports. Both The Washington Post and The New York Times reported details of the massive haul, much of which was raised through... Read more

Trump’s Rallies Didn’t Pay Off For Him At The Polls, According To Data


Research has, however, linked his rallies to hundreds of COVID-19 deaths. President Donald Trump’s largely maskless campaign rallies may have boosted the spread of COVID-19, but they didn’t serve Trump well at the polls,  according to a ballot analysis by NBC News. In an overwhelming number of cases, Trump came up short of his 2016 victory margins in the counties where he... Read more

Biden Expected To Name Senior Members Of Economic Team


Just like in 2009 with Barack Obama, the incoming administration will inherit on Jan. 20 a struggling economy facing serious near-term challenges. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name former Obama administration adviser Neera Tanden as director of the White House budget office, and economist Cecilia Rouse as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers as soon as Monday, according to... Read more

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