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  1. the end stage
    Trump Plans to Issue at Least 100 Pardons and Commutations on TuesdayHe is also reportedly still considering whether or not to try to preemptively pardon himself and his family members and aides.
  2. covid vaccines
    The Vaccine Stockpile the White House Released This Week Doesn’t Exist: ReportThe Trump administration had already depleted the vaccine stockpile it said it would release, sowing more confusion for state and local authorities.
  3. social media
    Amazon, Apple, and Google Cut Off Parler, Citing Failure to Moderate ExtremismThe site, which has been a haven for many on the far right, may not be long for this world in the aftermath of the Capitol riot.
  4. georgia
    White House Forced Out U.S. Attorney Amid Effort to Overturn Election in GeorgiaThe top federal prosecutor in Atlanta, Byung Pak, was reportedly told to resign because Trump was upset he didn’t help find voter fraud in Georgia.
  5. georgia
    Trump Also Made Call to Pressure Georgia Election InvestigatorThe president called the state’s top elections investigator on December 23 and urged them to “find the fraud.”
  6. contested election
    WATCH: Mitch McConnell Gives Speech Opposing Effort to Overturn ElectionThe Senate majority leader made an impassioned plea for his GOP colleagues to abandon their effort to reverse Biden’s victory.
  7. contested election
    Futile Ploy to Overturn Election in Congress Divides GOPRepublicans in the Senate and House are publicly at odds over a pointless plan to block the certification of Biden’s win out of loyalty to Trump.
  8. politics
    Senate Overrides Trump’s Veto of National Defense Authorization ActBut a last-ditch effort to increase COVID stimulus checks to $2,000 failed.
  9. georgia
    Senator David Perdue Quarantining After COVID ExposureIt’s not clear if the Georgia Republican will be able to return to the campaign trail again before the crucial runoffs on Tuesday.
  10. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Keeps Golfing As Jobless COVID Aid Expires, Shutdown NearsThe president’s refusal to sign the bipartisan omnibus spending bill, which includes $900 billion in COVID relief, is already having consequences.
  11. liveblog
    Pfizer, Trump Administration Reach Deal for More Doses: Live UpdatesThere will now be enough vaccine for at least 200 million Americans by the end of July.
  12. swan songs
    Barr Pans Trump’s Coup Schemes in Final Press ConferenceThe outgoing attorney general reiterated that he is not onboard with some of the extreme measures the president has reportedly been seeking.
  13. covid-19 stimulus
    Congress Finalizes Stimulus Deal: UpdatesCongress will vote on the new COVID-19 relief package and omnibus on Monday.
  14. explainer
    What We Know About the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution PlanThe largest mass-vaccination campaign in American history has begun. This is how it may or may not play out.
  15. politics
    Rudy Giuliani Secretly Got Justice Department to Open Another Hunter Biden ProbeAttorney General William Barr ordered a federal prosecutor to take Rudy’s dirt from Ukraine. The FBI pushed back.
  16. covid-19
    Hospitalized Giuliani Says His COVID-19 Symptoms Are ‘Pretty Much’ GoneThe 76-year-old Trump lawyer said he thinks he’ll be released from the hospital soon.
  17. biden cabinet
    Biden Will Nominate Xavier Becerra for HHS SecretaryAs California’s attorney general, Becerra helped lead the legal charge against Trump, but he lacks the health-policy experience of other contenders.
  18. covid-19
    Biden Will Ask Americans to Wear Masks for 100 DaysMeanwhile, the CDC recommended “universal mask use” for the first time on Friday for whenever people are outside their homes.
  19. early and often
    Trump Spent His Holiday Weekend Bolstering His Loser RoutineA roundup of Trump’s latest preposterous election claims and flailing attempts to convince America that he’s definitely not a loser.
  20. new york city
    New York City to Begin Phased Reopening of SchoolsPre-K and elementary-school students will be able to return on December 7, and the city is overhauling how it manages its schools amid the pandemic.
  21. international affairs
    What We Know About the Assassination of Iran’s Top Nuclear ScientistIsrael was likely behind the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, but it’s not clear how much it will affect Iran’s nuclear program, or if Trump signed off.
  22. 2020 presidential election
    Federal Judge Rebukes Trump’s Effort to Overturn Pennsylvania Election ResultsIn a scathing ruling, the judge said the Trump campaign was trying to “disenfranchise almost 7 million voters.”
  23. georgia
    Senator Kelly Loeffler May Have COVID-19The Georgia Republican is self-isolating after testing positive on Friday, though a second test on Saturday was inconclusive.
  24. covid-19
    Donald Trump Jr. Has Tested Positive for COVID-19Trump’s son is one of dozens of people linked to the president who have recently caught the virus.
  25. trump dynasty
    Lara Trump Is Considering Senate Run in North CarolinaThe president’s daughter-in-law is the first and only member of the Trump clan to have signaled the possibility of running for office.
  26. covid-19
    CDC Advises Against Thanksgiving TravelWith more than 160,000 new COVID-19 cases being reported daily, the agency now recommends that Americans cancel their holiday travel plans.
  27. early and often
    Lindsey Graham Pressured Georgia Secretary of State to Toss Legal BallotsSecretary of State Brad Raffensperger says he’s alarmed by the efforts of Graham and other Trump allies to challenge Biden’s victory in Georgia.
  28. covid-19
    U.S. Reports Another Record-Breaking Day of New COVID-19 CasesMore than 170,000 new cases were reported Friday, setting a new national record for the fourth straight day, as did current hospitalizations.
  29. politics
    Trump Almost Acknowledges Losing the Election to Biden for the First TimeThe president offered some updates on COVID-19 vaccines, and came ever so close to admitting another administration would soon replace his.
  30. white house outbreak
    As Trump Downplays Pandemic’s Third Wave, New COVID-19 Outbreak Hits White HouseAt least five of the vice president’s aides have tested positive, sparking another pandemic-related political disaster for President Trump.
  31. pandemic
    Trump Administration Shelves COVID-Vaccine Santa ClauseSanta Claus performers would have been offered early vaccinations in exchange for their help promoting the COVID-19 vaccine.
  32. covid-19
    White House Chief of Staff: ‘We Are Not Going to Control the Pandemic’After a new White House outbreak, Trump’s chief of staff tried to defend the administration’s inability to take COVID-19 seriously. It wasn’t pretty.
  33. coronavirus
    U.S. Sets New Record in Daily COVID-19 Cases, As Third Wave Surges OnWith winter looming, the pandemic is getting worse and there is no end in sight.
  34. 2020 presidential debates
    Highlights From the Final Trump-Biden DebateIt went a lot better than last time, but the calm of civility only lasted so long.
  35. satire
    All the Surprise Guests Trump May Bring to Thursday’s DebateNo one loves televised surprises more than President Trump. Here’s who he might invite to the debate to mess with Biden on Thursday night.
  36. covid-19
    Trump Publicly Attacks Dr. Fauci as Third Wave of Pandemic BeginsAs COVID-19 cases surge and his reelection campaign implodes, the president has decided to go after the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
  37. politics
    Trump Is Still Targeting Governor Gretchen Whitmer After Foiled Kidnapping PlotOne day after Trump prompted “lock her up!” chants at his Michigan rally, his campaign tried to suggest she was encouraging his assassination.
  38. racism
    GOP Senator David Perdue Deliberately Butchers ‘Kamala’ at Georgia Trump RallyHis reelection campaign later tried to claim that Perdue referring to Harris as “Kamamboamamla” was an innocent, not-at-all race-baiting mistake.
  39. california wildfires
    Trump Rejects, Then Grants Wildfire Disaster Aid to CaliforniaThe Trump administration first rejected the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration for its September wildfires. It’s still unclear why.
  40. covid-19
    Who in President Trump’s Orbit Has Tested Positive for COVID-19?Pentagon leaders, senators, campaign bigwigs, and career staff have all fallen ill — and at least one hospitalized.
  41. politics
    Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearing: Day 2 HighlightsBarrett faces questioning from senators on day two of her confirmation hearings, which comes just 21 days before Election Day.
  42. white house outbreak
    Trump Brags About His COVID-19 Immunity, Feuds With FauciHe’s heralding the “protective glow” of his immunity, but antibodies can’t shield him from the political consequences of his incompetence.
  43. white house outbreak
    Trump Says COVID-19 ‘Is Disappearing’ at First Public Event Since Catching ItHow much Trump’s own illness is disappearing remains in question, however, following a new statement from his doctor.
  44. social media
    Twitter Adds ‘Friction’ to Limit Election Chaos, But Is It Enough?With one eye on President Trump, the company introduced a raft of changes to prevent dangerous misinformation from going viral on Election Night.
  45. politics
    Trump May Return to Campaign Trail Next Week: Live UpdatesIt is not clear whether the president is still receiving steroid treatment, and other mysteries remain.
  46. vice-presidential debate
    Highlights From the 2020 Vice-Presidential DebateIt was a far more orderly affair than last week’s debacle, Harris hammered Pence on the White House pandemic response, and there was a fly.
  47. covid-19
    Cuomo Closing Schools in 9 NYC Zip Codes on TuesdayThe governor did not approve the city’s plan to shutter nonessential businesses or indoor dining, but that might still happen on Wednesday.
  48. white house outbreak
    Trump Briefly Leaves Hospital for Drive-by Photo Op With SupportersTrump’s negligence apparently hasn’t been watered down by his experience with the virus.
  49. vision 2020
    Key Moments From the First Trump-Biden DebateIt was a disaster: Trump did himself the disservice of constant interruptions, while the moderator failed to stop him from doing so.
  50. trump tax returns
    The Key Takeaways From the Times’ Trump Tax-Return InvestigationThe president paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, and made millions off of gaudy endorsements in the wake of The Apprentice.
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