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Pence and Trump Appear to Reach Détente after a Week of No Communication

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appear to have come to a détente after nearly a week of silence, anger, and finger-pointing. A senior administration official says the two met Monday evening in the Oval Office and had a “good conversation.” It was their first time speaking since last Wednesday, when Trump incited his supporters…

Hiring Likely Weakened in December Amid Resurgent Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) – America’s employers likely cut back again on hiring last month – and might even have shed jobs – with the economy under pressure from a resurgent virus that has led many consumers to reduce spending and states and cities to reimpose business restrictions. Economists have forecast that employers added just 105,000 jobs in December. That would mark…

Trump Finally Concedes – Amid Talk Of Ouster From Office

With 13 days left in his term, President Donald Trump finally bent to reality on Thursday, acknowledging his electoral defeat amid growing talk in Washington of trying to force him from office early. His statement came end the of a day when the cornered president stayed out of sight in the White House, silenced on some of his favorite internet…

The Latest: Trump Promises ‘Orderly Transition’ on Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump now says there “will be an orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and after a day of violence when his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Trump says in a statement tweeted by his social media director Dan Scavino, “Even though I totally disagree…

President-elect Joe Biden Wants Restoration of “Simple Decency”

President-elect Joe Biden is calling for the restoration of “simple decency” after a mob of supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol this afternoon and delayed Congress from certifying Biden’s November election victory. Biden had planned to deliver a speech focused on how to revive an economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic from Wilmington, Delaware. Instead, he spoke of…

President Trump Tells Supporters at U.S. Capitol to “Go Home”

President Trump has posted a video message to Twitter, telling his supporters at the U.S. Capitol to “go home.” Trump still didn’t concede his loss to Biden and, without evidence, called the election “stolen” and fraudulent,” but told the protesters to go home “in peace.” pic.twitter.com/Pm2PKV0Fp3— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021 “I know you’re hurt. We had an…

The Reaction of Members of Alabama’s Congressional Delegation

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Members of Congress, including Alabama’s Congressional delegation, were inside the U.S. Capitol this afternoon when supporters of President Trump entered the building. The members of Congress had been there to ratify…

What President Trump Is Saying on Twitter as His Supporters Storm the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol was put on lock down this afternoon with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Trump and police. Dozens of people breached security perimeters at the Capitol and lawmakers inside the House chamber were told to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the Rotunda. Lawmakers had been meeting to…

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 350,000 as Surge Feared

The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has surpassed 350,000 as experts anticipate another surge in coronavirus cases and deaths stemming from holiday gatherings over Christmas and New Year’s. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows the U.S. passed the threshold early this morning. More than 20 million people in the country have been infected. The U.S. has begun…

CNN: Former TV Host Larry King in Hospital with COVID-19

FILE – (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) CNN says its former talk show host Larry King has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for more than a week. The news channel said Saturday the 87-year-old King is undergoing treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Hospital protocols have kept King’s family members from visiting him. The Peabody Award-winning broadcaster was among…