Trump’s awkward exit leaves behind a big problem

At best, President Donald Trump’s exit from the White House is ungraceful. At some point, it becomes disgraceful. And then dangerous. In fact, it already has.For example, our nation is not in a good place with the pandemic; no one could credibly argue otherwise. Whether a different president could have done a better job of handling the virus is no longer important. What is important is a smooth transition of our virus response between the administration that got us where we are and the administration that has to see us through the pandemic. This is not happening.But other dangerous things are …

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Obama Tells Colbert That Trump ‘Exceeded’ His Worst Nightmares

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More than eight months after he was forced to perform his monologue from a bathtub, Stephen Colbert finally conducted a face-to-face interview. And he couldn’t have asked for a bigger guest.

The Late Show host traveled down to Washington, D.C. this week to sit down, at a healthy distance, with former President Barack Obama and talk about his new best-selling memoir A Promised Land and the perilous state of American democracy in the last days of President Donald Trump.

“I just want to take a moment to drink you in for just a moment,” Colbert said early in the interview. “Because I’m having to get used to looking at a president again. I’ve gotten out of the habit. I have to warm up for Joe Biden. I don’t want to pull anything when I see him take the oath of office.”

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In Oregon, Drugs Are Legal and Thanksgiving Is Criminalized

In Oregon, you can have cocaine, but not cranberries. Heroin, but no ham. Meth, but not mashed potatoes! Amazingly, a state that just legalized drugs wants to criminalize Thanksgiving! Talk about a double helping of hypocrisy—just in time for the holidays.

Of course, Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, wasn’t exactly winning any popularity contests as it was. Now, after her ridiculous orders—which would force families of seven or more to turn away their own children from the meal—she’s become a national punchline.

So let me get this straight, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tweeted: “You can be jailed for having too many people over for Thanksgiving. But if you want to riot and loot in Portland, no sweat!”

That’s right, Jason Rantz mocked. “In Oregon, they’re tougher on families than they are on Antifa!”

The optics certainly aren’t great for the state—threatening criminal sanctions against people for eating turkey together, when they let locals shoot themselves up with killer drugs. And yet, Brown didn’t shy away from the harsh rhetoric. “I am not asking you [to limit gatherings],” the governor said last week. “I am ordering you.”

Charles Boyle, the governor’s spokesperson, was just as threatening. “If people aren’t going to take this virus seriously, we are prepared to offer consequences.” And those consequences, they aren’t shy to say, include jail time.

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It’s an incredible government overreach. In Pennsylvania, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is demanding that families wear marks in their own homes! That’s absurd, especially, as PJ Media’s Tyler O’Neil pointed out, when a lot of these liberal leaders (like California Gov. Gavin Newsom) aren’t even following their own rules.

It’s not the government’s business to tell Americans how they can set their Thanksgiving tables—or if you can set it for that matter.

It might make more sense if they showed half as much care about people’s lives when it comes to drug addiction or the sexually transmitted disease pandemic. You don’t see Brown racing to stop the risky sexual activity that’s infecting 20 million new people each year and costing taxpayers $16 billion to treat. People die from that too.

And what does the left say? “Stay out of our bedrooms.” Fine, then it’s time they get out of our dining rooms!

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‘America is back’: Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers.

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