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Trump ally Sen. Marsha Blackburn called Biden the president-elect and Harris the vice president-elect, but her office later said she 'misspoke'

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Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, speaks on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020
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GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee on Friday seemed to acknowledge former Vice President Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump, calling him the president-elect in a Friday interview with ABC News.
But Blackburn's office later told The Tennessean she misspoke in calling Biden as the president-elect and Sen. Kamala Harris the vice president-elect.
While some Republicans have acknowledged the results of the presidential election, the president and his allies...
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Biden team solicits donations to fund presidential transition as Trump administration blocks federal money

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board in Wilmington, Delaware.
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President-elect Joe Biden's team is making a fundraising push to small-dollar donors to fund its own transition efforts, according to CNN .
The General Services Administration must "ascertain" that Biden is the president-elect, which agency head Emily Murphy has so far refused to acknowledge.
The refusal to certify Biden's win is denying the transition team roughly $10 million in federal funding, per CNN.
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Ben Carson says he's 'out of the woods' after taking an unproven coronavirus treatment recommended by the MyPillow CEO

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks during a briefing on coronavirus in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Washington.
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said he is feeling better after a weekslong battle with the coronavirus.
Carson said he used an extract from a toxic plant to fight the disease, at the recommendation of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
Lindell does not have a background in medicine or science.
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Rudy Giuliani's son tested positive for the coronavirus one day after attending his father's sweaty press conference

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Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, attends a news conference with his father at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, on November 19, 2020.
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Andrew Giuliani, a White House aide and son of Rudy Giuliani, said on Friday he tested positive for COVID-19 and his experiencing "mild symptoms."
His diagnosis comes one day after the younger Giuliani attended his father's press briefing on Thursday, where Trump's personal attorney was seen sweating profusely.
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Donald Trump says 'I won, by the way' and lashes out at Pfizer claiming it delayed news of the COVID-19 vaccine until after the election

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Donald Trump speaks to the press in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 20, 2020.
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Donald Trump said "I won, by the way" during a drug price press briefing on Friday in his first public appearance in a week.
"We had big pharma against us. We had the media against us. We had big tech against us. We had a lot of dishonesty against us. But big pharma alone ran millions and millions of in ads," he said.
Throughout his election campaign, the President said that drug companies would only release a COVID-19 vaccine after the...
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