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Trump demanded apology from John McCain in 2017 for withdrawing his...

In a new book, “The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain,” longtime Senate aide Mark Salter alleged that soon after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the president called the Arizona senator and demanded he apologize for taking back his endorsement during the 2016 election campaign.

Pessimism about Pandemic Grows

A PoliticalIQ.com national survey found that 55% of voters now believe the worst of the pandemic is still to come.  That’s...

Trump team was shocked Dr. Fauci would ‘dare to contradict the...

A New York Times interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed more about his quip during last week's press conference that saying "I don't know" is an acceptable answer in the new administration. Giving a briefing to the press Thursday, Fauci explained, with a chuckle, "You know, one of the new things in this administration is if you don't know the answer, don't guess. Just say you don't know the answer." The new interview with Fauci revealed the shock that the nation's top infectious disease expert would dare to "contradict" the president. "That's when I started to get into some trouble," the Times interview said. "The people around him, his inner circle, were quite upset that I would dare publicly contradict the president. That's when we started getting into things I felt were unfortunate and somewhat nefarious — namely, allowing Peter Navarro to write an editorial in USA Today saying I'm wrong on most of the things I say. Or to have the White House press office send out a detailed list of things I said that turned out to be not true — all of which were nonsense because they were all true. The very press office that was making decisions as to whether I can go on a TV show or talk to you."He said he wasn't exactly "taken to the woodshed," so much as a report would prompt Trump's chief of staff to "express concern" that Fauci was "going out of my way to contradict the president." He also noted that former economic adviser Peter Navarro "had a thing" about Fauci after a disagreement over hydroxychloroquine. It has been proven over the past year that hydroxychloroquine isn't helpful to combat the virus and it can cause problems for some who take it. Navarro was still pushing the drug as recently as Tuesday morning ahead of the inauguration. Trump, Fauci said, never told him to lie, but he did call and ask why he was "so negative" and told him to be "more positive" about the global pandemic, which has no claimed over 400,000 lives. Many conservatives are still spreading the myth that Dr. Fauci spent the first months of the pandemic lying to people not to wear masks. It's a misunderstanding that conspiracy theorists have taken hold of to attack Fauci. Even Meghan McCain has repeated the false claim her show "The View" as recently as last week. "I was lied to!" she proclaimed, incorrectly. In fact, those early days were prior to Trump using the Defense Production Act to increase the personal protective equipment available to healthcare workers. At that time, there weren't enough masks for those on the front lines and there was a very real concern about a shortage that could take down those we needed most. It was the reason that so many people began making masks and shields for healthcare workers through March and April. Read the full interview with Fauci at the New York Times. New York Times.

Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron vow to fight climate change, coronavirus pandemic

PARIS — After increasingly strained U.S.-France relations under Donald Trump, President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed Sunday to work closely together to fight the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. Their first conversation since Biden's inauguration aimed at mending frayed ties between the historic allies. Biden "stressed his ...

Joe Biden to impose travel ban on people coming from South...

President Biden on Monday plans to impose new restrictions on people traveling to the U.S. who have recently been in South Africa and reimpose travel restrictions covering much of Europe and Brazil that former President Trump had moved to lift. The new ban on travel by most non-U.S. citizens from South ...

Anthony Fauci Says Trump Used To Scold Him For Not Being...

In an interview with The New York Times, the infectious disease expert described what it was really like to work for the 45th president.

Senator Bernie Sanders Says Dems Will Use Budget Reconciliation To Pass...

The budget reconciliation process would allow Democrats to enact the coronavirus legislation with the support of a simple majority.

Trump speaks out from Florida for the first time since departing...

Former President Donald Trump may no longer be in the White House but many are not sure he is completely done with politics. However, when asked about his stance on Friday, Jan. 22, he gave away no indications of what he may do next. While seated at his usual table at the Grill Room inside his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Washington Examiner asked Trump what's next on his political agenda. The former president only said, "We'll do something, but not just yet."The brief remarks Trump offered are his first since he left Washington. With the second impeachment trial just days away, his future in politics remains unclear as a conviction in the Senate could bar him from running for office again. However, he has mulled over a number of possibilities including running for president again in 2024, starting his own news network, and launching his own political party, the Patriot Party. But despite talks of all the possibilities, Trump has not yet finalized anything. Right now, he faces a number of obstacles that likely contribute to the lack of direction.Without the help of social media, Trump and his allies have faced more difficulties staying connected to the former president's loyal base. The latest news comes just days after Trump opted to skip President Joe Biden's inauguration and depart for Florida. Over the last three months, Trump focused most of his attention on overturning the presidential election as opposed to governing the country. However, an aide for the former president insists he needs a break. "He needs a break," one of Trump's aides said this week, adding, "I think we all hope he just plays golf for a month, but he always has to be on the go."With Trump's heightened level of unpredictability, many are convinced that he is still not done with politics.