COVID numbers spiking -- with many states responding by ramping up restrictions, but hope is on the way? Big news on the vaccine front today. The Presidential transition remains in limbo ... as President Trump still refusing to concede defeat. A new trade deal in Asia leaves the US out in the cold ... and SpaceX launching more rockets! This time with people! Also, a rec for a good TV binge to get you through the week.
Senator-Elect Tommy Tuberville fumbling for words. We’re hitting new Covid heights and that means new restrictions. One more state added to Biden’s column as more prominent Republicans acknowledge the President-Elect’s win. Millions of dollars flowing into Georgia … and a beloved weatherman at home after surgery. Plus, some fun facts about Gretchen for a Friday!
A US appeals court upholds a big “no” on affirmative action at a prestigious university. Politicians and pundits across the political spectrum encouraging the President to accept defeat. But, even if he doesn’t, Biden’s transition moves forward...maybe with a little Republican help? And flying taxis! Zoom calls! And golf balls!
Georgia’s on our minds: it’s hosting recounts and runoffs. The President still not conceding defeat. Some Republicans rallying to his side, others quite vocal about their opposition. What exactly did Pope John Paul the Second know about sexual misconduct in the Church? And thinking of the men and women who’ve served our country today on this 101st Veteran’s Day. Also, our Woman of the Week: making you feel less guilty … Valorie Burton.
The President’s Attorney General joins in on the election fraud campaign -- giving the green light to an investigation. As a result, a Department of Justice prosecutor in charge of election crimes resigns. Not a resignation but a firing over at the Pentagon. And the supreme court justices start hearings on the newest case against the Affordable Care Act.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is now President-Elect Joe Biden, and he’s hitting the ground running with a COVID-19 task force and executive order plans for Day 1. President Trump continues to pursue legal action regarding alleged voter fraud and refusing to accept defeat. Huge good news developments on the COVID vaccine front... good news that’s making the stock market surge. And the sad loss of the trivia host with all the answers.
Are we headed for the final countdown? Is Joe Biden on the verge of the Presidency? With patience and luck, we might have a tentative answer by the end of the day today. At a White House Press Conference, President Trump says the election was rife with fraud and that Dems are stealing the election, while social media platforms working on overdrive to try and combat the spread of misinformation. And puppies, planets and sharks... because the election is not the only thing happening.
Election counts continue with each candidate hoping he’ll be the one to inch towards those 270 electoral votes. President Trump levying legal battles. The Senate majority looks to stay in Republican control. And some interesting state ballot measures passed...including one to pass the joint in New Jersey.
No, we still don’t know who our President will be. But it may come down to just five states. Not all the Senate races have been called, but the Dems are unlikely to win the majority they hoped for. Coronavirus still surging. The Midwest and Southwest preparing for overcrowded hospitals. And, Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s first pivotal case in the Supreme Court happens today. Also, the Woman of the Week: Pat Mitchell.
Guess what? It’s Election Day! And we’ve got...election news! Voters flood the polls around the country after nearly 100 million early votes cast. The candidates are putting out closing bids for why they should be President. But that’s not the only race. At least 35 Senate seats are up for grabs as Democrats make a run for a Senate majority. And states across the country vote on plenty of intriguing ballot measures too. All that with a few election day distractions as well. State by stating timing and summaries: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/election-results-timing/ Find your mail-in ballot: https://www.commoncause.org/democracy-wire/track-your-ballot/