Biden Has a Peloton Bike. That Raises Issues at the White House.

It doesn’t exactly comport with his “regular Joe from Scranton” persona, but beyond the politics of it, the bike could present cybersecurity risks. By Sheryl Gay Stolberg WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. moves into the White House on Wednesday facing many weighty issues: a global pandemic. A crushing recession. Racial injustice. Right-wing extremism. But Mr. Biden’s personal weight-control […]

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U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

WASHINGTON — The State Department declared on Tuesday that the Chinese government is committing genocide and crimes against humanity through its wide-scale repression of Uighurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in its northwestern region of Xinjiang, including in its use of internment camps and forced sterilization, American officials said. The move is expected to be the Trump administration’s final […]

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Trump’s 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday released the report of the presidential 1776 Commission, a sweeping attack on liberal thought and activism that calls for a “patriotic education,” defends America’s founding against charges that it was tainted by slavery and likens progressivism to fascism. President Trump formed the 18-member commission — which includes no professional historians but a number […]

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Washington's inauguration is normally a ball – now it's a 'ghost town with soldiers'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Central Washington is an armed fortress, fenced off with razor wire and surrounded by 25,000 National Guard troops ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, a stark contrast to previous inaugurations, when the United States capital erupted in days of celebration. The COVID-19 pandemic had already canceled the inaugural balls. Now the National Mall is closed […]

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What to Expect Over a Frantic Few Days

Biden prepares a stack of executive orders, while Trump prepares to throw his last curveballs as commander in chief. It’s Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Where things stand Tomorrow is shaping up to be the day of a thousand signatures. President Trump and President-elect Joe […]

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Beyond Jacinda: A generation hungry for change

Will the “transformation” promised by Jacinda Ardern in her first term as PM be delivered or will a new generation force change as the boomers once did? Essay by Colin James. To talk about what lies “beyond Jacinda” is not to say the Prime Minister is transitory. Jacinda Ardern has demonstrated the requisite skills and resilience to see through this […]

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Pimlico Plumbers boss insists people should ‘pay more taxes’ to stimulate economy

Rishi Sunak urged to stamp down on tax ‘loopholes’ by Mullins Mr Mullins argued that tax “loopholes” needed to be closed down in order to help the UK finances recover following the economic hit brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The entrepreneur suggested reform to tax-gathering as a way for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to secure some needed revenue, saying that “individuals making more money should […]

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Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Twitter suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., for 12 hours Sunday, saying she has repeatedly run afoul of the company’s misinformation policy. “The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said. Greene’s most recent posts included one that made false claims about widespread voter fraud in Georgia in both […]

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