Tag Archives: Republicans

Biden inauguration: Trump expected to issue flurry of pardons before leaving office – live

President-elect Joe Biden plans to begin gradually making it easier to seek asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border, impose a deportation moratorium and extend protections for so-called “Dreamers” using his executive authority, people briefed on the plans told CBS News. He also plans to propose a broad immigration bill that, if passed by Congress, could legalize […]

Trump enters final days in power as US braces for potential unrest – live

11.01am EST 11:01 Martin Pengelly An associate of Rudy Giuliani told a former CIA officer a presidential pardon was “going to cost $2m”, the New York Times reported on Sunday in the latest bombshell to break across the last, chaotic days of Donald Trump’s presidency. The report detailed widespread and in some cases lucrative lobbying […]

Are Republicans really ready to unhitch their wagon from Donald Trump?

Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Has the spell really been broken? After years of joining Donald Trump in demonizing political opponents, and holding their silence as Trump furiously shredded public trust in elections, public service, the rule of law and the truth itself, have mainstream Republicans really decided to give him up? […]

Georgia voters head to the polls in crucial Senate runoffs – US politics live

What is Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley up to? Last week he announced he will formally object tomorrow in Congress to the official certification of the Electoral College vote confirming Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. That amounts to a disruption, delay and signal-to-the-base move as much as anything. And it’s unclear what he’s actually […]