National Newswatch

GSA tells Biden that transition can formally begin

Nov 23 2020 — — The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN. The letter is the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge President Donald Trump’s defeat, more than two […]

Netanyahu Secretly Flew to Saudi Arabia, Met MBS and Pompeo, Israeli Sources Say

Nov 23 2020 — — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia and met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Israeli sources said Monday. Mossad chief Yossi Cohen also attended the meeting, which took place in the city of Neom, according to the sources. The Prime Minister’s Office declined to comment on the […]

AstraZeneca says late-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine were ‘highly effective’ in preventing disease

Nov 23 2020 — — AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed that its COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University was up to 90 per cent effective in preventing disease. The results are based on interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of a vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca. No hospitalizations or severe cases of […]

Chris Christie calls Trump’s legal team a ‘national embarrassment’

Nov 22 2020 — — A staunch ally of Donald Trump said Sunday it was time for the President to end his futile gambit to overturn the results of the election. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Trump has failed to provide any evidence of fraud, that his legal team was in shambles and that it’s time to put […]

‘This is simply not how the Constitution works’: Federal judge eviscerates Trump lawsuit over Pennsylvania results

Nov 22 2020 — — A federal judge in Pennsylvania eviscerated President Donald Trump’s attempt to throw out millions of votes Saturday, dismissing his campaign’s lawsuit with a withering opinion that described a dearth of proof to justify the drastic demand. “This Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint […]

Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

Nov 22 2020 — — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centred on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio. But it has proved a […]

Trump team requests recount of Georgia’s presidential race

Nov 22 2020 — — President Donald Trump’s campaign requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race on Saturday, a day after state officials certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the state, as his legal team presses forward with attacks alleging widespread fraud without proof. Georgia’s results showed Biden beating Trump by 12,670 votes out of about […]

Judge throws out Trump bid to stop PA vote certification

Nov 22 2020 — — Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge ruled Saturday, dealing President Donald Trump’s campaign another blow in its effort to invalidate the election. U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, turned down the request for an injunction by […]

Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for coronavirus

Nov 20 2020 — — A spokesman says President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has been infected with the coronavirus. The spokesman says the younger Trump learned his diagnosis earlier this week, has no symptoms and has been quarantining.

Sanders, Warren under scrutiny as Biden weighs Cabinet picks

Nov 20 2020 — Steve Peoples, The Associated Press — WILMINGTON, Del. — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, leaders of the Democratic Party's left wing, are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Joe Biden's administration as the incoming president balances the demands of his party's progressive base against the political realities of a narrowly divided Senate. The liberal New England […]