Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleges that four major swing states violated the law when they introduced changes to their electoral procedures, in a lawsuit described as “crazy”.
It came as Trump dragged Hunter Biden back into his network of electoral conspiracies, claiming on Twitter that if Americans knew of the government’s tax investigation, they would not vote for his father, Joe Biden.
Joe Kennedy III: The last member of the political dynasty to leave Congress with a speech critical of American greed
With less than a month remaining in office, outgoing Massachusetts Representative Joe Kennedy III used his farewell speech from the House of Representatives on Wednesday to criticize “the greatest lie of our time” – that American resources are “limited” and so scarce that I go around.
In his nearly five-minute speech, Kennedy said the country’s real problem is “scarcity,” [but] Greed”, Writes Namita Singh.
John Sharman10 December 2020 08:39
Dr. Deborah Birx is seeking a management role for Biden
Dr. Deborah Birx, the Coronavirus Coordinator at the White House, hopes to join the Biden administration in a similar role to help distribute vaccines and fight Covid-19 as it continues to spread across the United States.
However, although she has worked under every president since Ronald Reagan, her future in the next administration is uncertain.
Dr Birx has been criticized by public health experts and Democrats for failing to publicly challenge Donald Trump’s denial of the coronavirus.
In everything from Trump’s aversion to masks to his dangerous suggestion that consuming bleach might prevent the spread of the virus, critics and supporters say she has been cautiously trying to preserve her influence and thus steer the president on a more reasonable path.
“The president’s exit from reality has become so severe that she put her and the others on the staff in an untenable position,” said Michael Weinstein, who chairs the Aids Healthcare Foundation and knows Dr. Birx professionally after she was appointed Global AIDS Coordinator in 2014. .
He said, “History has to judge whether they empower the president by giving him credibility based on their experience or whether she and the others have done more to help prevent further harm than madness.”
Dr. Birx explained to Joe Biden’s team that she envisions herself in a shrinking role.
Additional reports from the AP
John Sharman10 Dec 2020 08:20
Hunter Biden is the subject of a federal tax investigation
Hunter Biden is undergoing a federal investigation into his tax affairs, according to a press release from the Biden Harris transition team.
“Yesterday, for the first time, I learned that the US Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal advisors, also yesterday, that they are investigating tax matters,” President-elect’s son Joe Biden said in a statement.
He continues, “I take this matter very seriously, but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will prove that I have dealt with my affairs legally and appropriately, including the use of professional tax advisors.”
John Sharman10 Dec 2020 08:11
Texas joined 17 red states in a Supreme Court lawsuit to overturn Trump’s election defeat
Texas joined 17 other red states in a long-running lawsuit that it filed in the Supreme Court to try to overturn Donald Trump’s election defeat, Writes Graeme Massey.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton launched a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which Joe Biden won when the White House claimed.
The 17 states, all of which had supported the outgoing president, offered a friendly note in support of the cause to shake off Biden’s victories in those four states.
John Sharman10 Dec 2020 07:52