Month: November 2020

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

The Nation Is Watching Pennsylvania As Joe Biden Is On The Cusp Of Winning The Election

PHILADELPHIA — As the ballot count continues Friday, the nation has been gripped by the election contest in Pennsylvania, where former vice president Joe Biden snagged a narrow lead Friday morning and has been steadily inching ahead to a victory that would propel him to the White House. There are about 124,000 mail-in ballots left

Republicans Split On Trump’s Dangerous Election Lies

Republican reaction to President Donald Trump’s incendiary lies about voter fraud and the “stolen” 2020 presidential election ranged, with some elected GOP officials echoing the baseless claims and others denouncing them. As possible defeat for Trump loomed and the president’s son and other allies complained that not enough Republicans were speaking up for him, some

Trump’s ‘Most Dishonest Speech Ever’ Stuns CNN Fact-Checker

President Donald Trump’s speech on Thursday was so dishonest that most networks cut away midway through as he claimed without evidence that Democrats were trying to steal the election. While most of Trump’s speeches contain lies and exaggerations, CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale said this one reached a whole new level.  “I’ve watched or read the transcript

The RNC Promoted A Voter Fraud Hotline On Twitter And It Totally Backfired

The Republican National Committee promoted a voter fraud hotline on Twitter Wednesday. But it was soon swamped with replies from people claiming to have reported President Donald Trump for election misconduct. “I reported a mad man on Twitter that is demanding we stop counting the votes, and is threatening lawsuits if we don’t,” one person replied

Take Me Out To The Ballot Box

It’s a familiar sight in Boston in mid-October: a line of people, many decked out in Red Sox gear, stretched down Jersey Street, waiting to pass through Gate A and enter historic Fenway Park. But this year, they weren’t going to see a baseball game. They were going to vote. The Red Sox were one