Psaki: Biden White House will make visitor logs public

An American flag flies above the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. | Patrick Semansky/AP The White House will restart the release of its visitor logs once President-elect Joe Biden takes office, Biden transition spokesperson Jen Psaki announced Friday. The move is a shift from President Donald Trump’s White House, which kept visitor […]

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‘A call for unity’: Biden lays out vast federal expansion of pandemic response

“He knows his legacy is linked to this,” said one person close to Biden. “It’s both an albatross and an extraordinary opportunity.” Biden’s plan comes as the pandemic enters its most brutal phase to date, with record hospitalizations and deaths along with new strains of the virus threatening to swamp the health system. His central […]

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Trump releases statement calling for ‘NO violence’ as House nears impeaching him

The president’s statement was first issued to Fox News and subsequently distributed to reporters via the White House press office. At the same time, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel released a similar statement condemning acts of violence. “Violence has no place in our politics. Period,” McDaniel said. “I wholly condemned last week’s senseless acts […]

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Mike Pence is done with Trump’s ‘bulls–t’

Not wanting to inflame the situation further, Pence and his aides have tried to dodge the spotlight since the president attacked him for lacking the “courage” to illegally overturn the election outcome. While Trump traveled to the Southwestern border on Tuesday as part of an effort to shift the conversation away from last week’s deadly […]

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‘Supremely self-absorbed’: Isolated Trump unlikely to mount an aggressive impeachment defense

The resistance to building out an aggressive effort to push back on impeachment is reflective of a president both isolated and distracted by political grievances. In his final days of his term, Trump is still spending time railing against the election that he lost to Joe Biden in November and surrounding himself with a handful […]

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Trump facing increasing pressure to leave office early

Trump lost to President-elect Joe Biden in the Electoral College, 306 to 232, and trailed him by more than 7 million votes in the national popular vote. Every state — and Congress itself — certified the results of the presidential election, and Trump himself finally conceded last week that “a new administration will be inaugurated […]

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‘Coward’: MAGA internet turns on Trump

Cassandra Fairbanks, a prominent MAGA activist, tweeted: “[He] tells angry people to march to the capitol [and then] proceeds to throw his supporters under the bus.” > tells angry people to march to the Capitol >> proceeds to throw his supporters under the bus https://t.co/Kgd1OAyeiW — Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) January 8, 2021 Jacob Wohl, the […]

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Trump’s existential threat: How to keep GOP in line without Twitter

“No question that Twitter was the president’s megaphone to his supporters and the media. In fact, without Twitter, he may not have been elected in 2016,” said Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio, who worked on the president’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns. “While I am sure he will find other means to communicate with his core loyalists, […]

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Haley criticizes Trump over Capitol riot, election claims in RNC speech

Haley, who is widely regarded as a likely 2024 presidential candidate, called out Democrats and technology and social media companies for “inflam[ing] the American people’s passions beyond constructive boundaries.” But she also said the GOP played a role, adding that “if we are the party of personal responsibility, we need to take personal responsibility.” “We […]

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The day Trump broke the GOP

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), one of the most steadfast supporters of the president, said bluntly that “it’s past time for the president to accept the results of the election, quit misleading the American people, and repudiate mob violence.” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said he didn’t want to hear anything more from Trump: “It was a […]

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