Breaking: Public servant plans to do her job
Emily Murphy has been in the news of late thanks to her refusal to release millions of dollars and government resources to Biden’s transition team, a decision that’s put national security at risk, in addition to public health, given the delay puts Biden at a disadvantage when it comes to tackling the COVID-19 crisis on day one. Last week, The Washington Post reported that Murphy felt “extreme pressure,” which is precisely the sort of discomfort one should feel when they’re conspiring to undermine democracy.
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Michigan Certifies Biden Win After Trump Bid to Toss Result (Bloomberg)
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Business Leaders, Citing Damage to Country, Urge Trump to Begin Transition (New York Times)
GOP national security experts call on Trump to concede (Washington Post)
“We haven’t learned”: Grocery workers face new challenges as COVID worsens, pandemic fatigue sets in (CNBC)
AstraZeneca-Oxford Vaccine Up to 90% Effective in Trials (Wall Street Journal)
“Tony Meatballs” among 15 mobsters busted in Philadelphia (NYP)
Cops Bust 80-Person Party at a Sex Club in Queens (The Cut)
Website offering $2,500 to watch 25 holiday films in 25 days (UPI)
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