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Independent parties may shift Puerto Rico politics

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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The election results in Puerto Rico have given many young voters hope they can change the island's future. A surge in independent voters is causing a break from the traditional two-party system, both rooted in the future of the island's statehood. Time Magazine fact-checker Mariah Espada joined CBSN to explain why younger voters are turning to new parties and how that is influencing Congress on the mainland.
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Trump slams reporter who asks if he would concede election: 'Don't ever talk to the president that way!'

  • News source: Dom Calicchio
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President Trump took offense during a Thursday news conference when a reporter balked at his claim of voter fraud during the Nov. 3 election.

“Don’t talk to me that way,” the president snapped. “You’re just a lightweight. Don’t talk to me that way. I’m the president of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way.”

Prior to the outburst, Trump had been claiming that election results showed Democrat Joe Biden “losing to Obama all over the place” in noncompetitive states, meaning the former vice president had failed to match the...
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Democrats deride 'dark' money, but a new analysis shows it helped boost Joe Biden

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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This story was reported by the Center for Responsive Politics and CNN.

(CNN)Democrats have denounced anonymous money in politics for years, but 2020 brought a tidal wave of it into the election to benefit their party.

More than $320 million of so-called "dark money" helped boost Democrats in the White House and congressional races -- more than double the anonymous dollars that aided Republicans in this year's federal elections, a new analysis shows.

A top beneficiary: President-elect Joe Biden. Nearly $132 million in anonymous money backed his...
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Pompeo says State Department will 'honor' promise to conduct transition to Biden administration

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the State Department would "honor" the Trump administration's "promise" earlier this week to begin the transition with the incoming Biden administration, weeks after suggesting the President would win a second term.

"Those things that are required that the President has directed us to do in compliance with the decision that the GSA made yesterday, we'll do all of those things," Pompeo said, referring to the General Services Administration, which provides a presidential transition team with office...
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COVID-19 in custody: Alabama ranks 9th for inmate deaths

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Alabama ranks ninth in the country for the number of COVID-19 deaths per 10,000 inmates
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Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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The Walt Disney Co. is announcing plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry
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Senate control brings new urgency to Georgia turnout drive

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Democrats, Republicans and their supporters plan to flood Georgia neighborhoods with staff and volunteers to knock on doors and rally their bases to vote in the state's pivotal U.S. Senate runoffs on Jan. 5
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Broncos scrap practice after more positive tests

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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No. 3 Villanova has added a third game at Bubbleville, the 11-day gathering of college basketball teams in Connecticut for early season nonconference play
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Thai pro-democracy protesters warn of possible coup

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand, undeterred by arrest warrants and the possibility of violent attacks, are staging another rally, poking fun at their critics and warning of the possibility of a military coup
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Democrats feuding over who Biden will pick as agriculture secretary

  • News source: Megan Henney
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A fight is breaking out among Democrats over who President-elect Joe Biden should choose for agriculture secretary, with one of his key allies advocating for an African American lawmaker to head the department and refocus it on hunger rather than rural America.

South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn has pushed Biden to tap Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat, to fill the position, lobbying for her with two of the president-elect's closest advisers, according to The New York Times. Clyburn has also discussed the matter with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“I...
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US agency investigating Tesla front suspension failures

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that front suspensions can fail on nearly 115,000 Tesla electric vehicles
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New storm system to travel across the South this weekend

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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After a relatively quiet Thanksgiving across much of the U.S., the weather pattern is about to turn quite turbulent in the coming days.
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This week on "Face the Nation," November 29, 2020

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb appear on Sunday's "Face the Nation"
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Flashback: John Kerry says there will be no 'peace between Israel and the Arab world'

  • News source: Audrey Conklin
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Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in 2016 there would be "no separate peace between Israel and the Arab world" without resolving long-standing conflict over Palestine.

President Trump, however, has managed to achieve some measure of it, brokering a number of deals between Israel and Arab countries including Sudan, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

"I’ve heard several prominent politicians in Israel sometimes saying, well, the Arab world is in a different place now. We just have to reach out to them, and we can work some things...
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Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh assassinated near Tehran

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, dubbed the "father of the Iranian bomb", was targeted near the capital Tehran.
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