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November 26, 2020 - 6:43 am
By MARK OSBORNE and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday he has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn. "It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon," he wrote. "...
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November 26, 2020 - 6:39 am
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal Wednesday as it seeks to intervene in the defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by E. Jean Carroll. Last month, a federal judge in New York rejected the Justice Department's attempt to substitute...
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November 26, 2020 - 6:30 am
By MATTHEW MOSK, ALEX HOSENBALL and OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump phoned into a meeting of Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to say he believes he was "cheated" out of a victory in the 2020 election and the outcome should be turned over. "This was an election that we...
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November 25, 2020 - 7:28 am
By ALEX HOSENBALL, OLIVIA RUBIN and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Pennsylvania officials asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to put an end to the Trump campaign's legal challenge of an election that has now been certified, and in their view, resolved. "The Trump Campaign's present demand...
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November 25, 2020 - 7:13 am
By MOLLY NAGLE and JOHN VERHOVEK, ABC News (WILMINGTON, Del.) -- President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris formally announced their team of foreign policy and national security officials that will lead their administration's efforts to deliver on Biden's long held campaign...
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November 25, 2020 - 6:33 am
By MEG CUNNINGHAM, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Republican Party has to move back toward "policies and ideas" and away from conspiracy theories like those about the election, outgoing Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., said on ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics" podcast. Riggleman was one of the first...
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November 24, 2020 - 1:54 pm
By JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- While President Donald Trump continues to resist the American tradition of conceding his election defeat, he will take part in another time-honored tradition Tuesday: Pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey. The annual event typically serves as a light-...
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November 24, 2020 - 7:07 am
By JORDYN PHELPS and MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Janet Yellen as his pick for treasury secretary, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen, 74, will be the first woman to hold the top job. Biden's...
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November 24, 2020 - 7:03 am
By MOLLY NAGLE and CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President-elect Joe Biden rolled out his first Cabinet nominations Monday afternoon, a history-making group of advisers who will help guide his administration's foreign policy and national security agenda, including the first Latino to...
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November 24, 2020 - 6:20 am
By QUINN SCANLAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Georgia's 159 counties can start recounting the approximately five million votes cast in the presidential race after the Trump campaign requested a machine recount. But while they're tasked with finishing this third count by...
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