Month: November 2020

Mnuchin Denies Trying To Hinder Incoming Biden Administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied that he is attempting to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve. Mnuchin said his decision was based on the fact that the programs were not being heavily utilized.

Anderson Cooper Sums Up Donald Trump’s Post-Election Chaos With 1 Searing Word

The chyron on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show Thursday said it all. “PATHETIC,” it read ― a one-word summary of President Donald Trump’s petty, unhinged and dangerous attempts to steal the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden. The caption appeared before Cooper’s analysis of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s wild press conference, in which the former New

More Republicans Distrust This Year’s Election Results Than Democrats After 2016

Poll(s) of the week President Trump’s refusal to accept the outcome of the election has sown distrust in the election, especially among Republicans. According to a new Monmouth University poll, about three in four Republicans now doubt the fairness of the 2020 presidential election, even though there is no evidence that the electoral process was

People Aren’t Buying Mike Pence’s Latest Comments About COVID-19 Victims

Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday “not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought personally about families that have lost loved ones” to COVID-19. Critics weren’t buying it. “I want to assure each of you that you will always be in our hearts and you will remain in our prayers,” Pence, who leads

The Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s Parting Gifts

The fastest way for President-elect Joe Biden to begin cutting planet-heating emissions will likely be through regulation, as Republicans look poised to keep control of the Senate, dimming hopes of Congress passing sweeping climate legislation.  But three rules the Environmental Protection Agency is on course to finalize before the Jan. 20 inauguration could slow the

Meghan McCain Uses Trump’s Trolling Against Him After He Loses Arizona

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain trolled President Donald Trump after the networks called her home state of Arizona for President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday night. And she did it by sharing a meme with a twist on an insult Trump famously hurled at her father, the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee:

Americans Were Primed To Believe The Current Onslaught Of Disinformation

It started with a drizzle but quickly turned into a downpour: Disinformation about the election, and in particular unfounded claims of election fraud, has flooded the internet over the past week. And Americans were primed to believe it. Dozens of false claims shared on social media have kept fact-checkers busy and partisans energized. Pro-Trump Facebook