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January 15, 2021

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Top Senate Democrat calls for IRS probe of dark-money groups that helped organize rally before riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, in Washington, U.S, January 6, 2021. Jim Bourg | Reuters Sen. Ron Wyden, the top Democratic member......

Op-ed: The surest way to end corporate America’s love affair with money in politics

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters Somewhere at the intersection of media and politics, violence has grown in the Grand Old Party. And......

Voters are split over whether Trump should be removed, NBC News poll says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Donald Trump speaking from the Oval Office from a White House video, January 13, 2021. Source: The White House Voters are divided, largely along partisan lines, over whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, a new NBC News......

Dark-money GOP fund funneled millions of dollars to groups that pushed voter fraud claims

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the National Guard and the Washington D.C. police keep a small group of demonstrators away from the Capital after thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building following a “Stop the Steal” rally on January......

Meet the three men hoping to replace Angela Merkel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A picture combo shows the three candidates for the CDU party chair during a discussion round in the Konrad Adenauer House. Before the election of the CDU Federal Chairman, the candidates once again face the members in the discussion broadcast......

Three lawmakers test positive for Covid after Capitol lockdown

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here At least three Democratic lawmakers have tested positive for Covid-19 since being placed in lockdown last week during the siege on the Capitol. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., announced early Tuesday that she had tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the second......

Cone Unopposed; 4 VP Candidates Emerge in USSF Elections

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcxMjAwOTQ5NDMwMjY1NDE2/cindy-parlow-cone-us-soccer-uswnt.jpg Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Cindy Parlow Cone is unopposed for an additional one-year term as U.S. Soccer Federation president running until February 2022. Parlow Cone, a former national team midfielder, became president March 11 last year when Carlos Cordeiro quit following a backlash. The federation had claimed in......

Shadowy PAC once funded by Trump ally Mercer promoted Capitol Hill march that led to riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump participate in a “Stop the Steal” protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. U.S. January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters A mysterious political action committee once funded by conservative millionaire Robert......

Supreme Court refuses quick action on last-ditch Trump election lawsuits

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People listen to speakers during a Stop the Steal rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Monday rejected efforts......

Uganda elections 2021: How ex-rebel Yoweri Museveni has stayed in power for 35 years

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By Patience Atuhaire BBC News, Kampala image copyrightGetty Images Ugandans under the age of 35 – and that is more than three-quarters of the population – have only known one president. Yoweri Museveni, who came to power on the back of an armed uprising in 1986, has defied the political......

Trump pressured Georgia elections official to find evidence of voter fraud in call

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS News’ “60 Minutes” has learned the call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2 was not President Trump’s first attempt to influence the state’s election outcome. Sources tell “60 Minutes” that last month, the president......

Trump pressured Georgia elections investigator to ‘find the fraud’ in 2020 election

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The phone call, which was first reported by The Washington Post, is the latest unearthed effort by Trump to attempt to pressure Georgia government officials to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the Peach State. Despite Trump’s insistence, his......

Trump pressured Georgia top elections investigator to ‘find the fraud’ in a phone call

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome, Georgia on November 1, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump tried to pressure Georgia’s top elections......

Democrats’ historic Georgia Senate wins were years in the making thanks to local grassroots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Democratic candidates for Senate Jon Ossoff (L), Raphael Warnock (C) and US President-elect Joe Biden (R) bump elbows on stage during a rally outside Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 4, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty......

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