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US surgeon general: ‘No reason to doubt’ Covid-19 death toll number after Trump claims deaths ‘exaggerated’

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on Sunday said he has “no reason to doubt” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Covid-19 death toll, contradicting President Donald Trump’s claim that the agency has “exaggerated” its numbers. “From a public health perspective, I have no reason to doubt those numbers,” Adams told CNN’s Jake

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Mike Pence is in a weird spot

“And now for something completely different,” John Cleese routinely intoned between absurdist sketches on “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” He might have been wearing a tuxedo or a pink bikini, and on one occasion he said it while appearing to be roasting on a spit. After the debacle of 2020 — a year that felt a

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Homes of McConnell and Pelosi are vandalized

The homes of the two highest-ranking members of Congress — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — have been vandalized, police said, after the Senate stalled Friday on increasing stimulus checks to $2,000 for millions of Americans. After McConnell’s Louisville home was marked with graffiti early Saturday morning, the Kentucky Republican

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Nearly a dozen Republican senators announce plans to vote against counting electoral votes

Nearly a dozen Republican senators and senators-elect announced Saturday they will vote against counting electoral votes next week when Congress is expected to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory — despite no credible evidence suggesting widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. The 11 Republican lawmakers said they intend to support an objection to the Electoral

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Trump attacks No. 2 Senate Republican as the President turns on allies in his final days in office

President Donald Trump is spending his final days in office attacking leadership within his own party, this time the second-highest ranking Republican in the Senate, offering a possible preview of his broader post-presidential strategy to use his influence in the 2022 midterm elections and beyond. Trump, back at the White House after his Mar-a-Lago holiday

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‘Everything is at stake’: How abortion became a key issue in the Georgia Senate runoffs

Both opponents and supporters of abortion rights are investing heavily in the Georgia Senate runoff election next week, underscoring in their get-out-the-vote and fundraising efforts the crucial significance that a US Senate majority would offer each side as they look to advance their agenda under a new administration. That’s why many of those activists have

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READ: Ruling dismissing Gohmert’s lawsuit against Pence

Federal Judge Jeremy Kernodle on Friday threw out a lawsuit from Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas and several Arizona Republicans seeking to force Vice President Mike Pence to help throw the election to Donald Trump when Congress meets to count the Electoral College votes. Read the ruling here: cnn.com/2021/01/01/politics/read-gohmert-pence-lawsuit-dismissal-electoral-college/index.html

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