General Services Administrator Gives Biden Go-Ahead to Begin Formal Transition Process

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President Donald Trump’s administration signaled to President-elect Joe Biden that it was ready to begin the transition of power late Monday, according to a letter from General Services Administrator Emily Murphy.

Murphy, a Trump political appointee, had refused to open up government funding, data, and other resources to Biden’s incoming administration.

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Rush Limbaugh Does Full 180, Blasts Sidney Powell After Team Trump Disavowed Her

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Rush Limbaugh fully reversed course on Monday, trashing the Trump legal team’s unhinged press conference detailing baseless election-fraud conspiracies just days after praising attorney Sidney Powell—whom the Trump team has since disavowed—for dropping “bombs all over the place.”

Over the weekend, after Powell claimed millions of votes were stolen from President Donald Trump by corrupted software, Powell gave an off-the-rails interview to Newsmax TV in which she expanded her bonkers conspiracy to include Georgia’s Republican governor and secretary of state being bribed.

With Powell having already come under fire from Fox News host Tucker Carlson for failing to provide any evidence for her outrageous allegations, which included claims that late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez was involved in stealing votes, Team Trump finally distanced itself from Powell on Sunday evening, saying she “is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”

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Taking Your Temperature Is Easy Thanks to This Sale

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It seems like knowing our temperature is more important than ever, so taking it should be easy. You’ve probably seen these forehead thermometers being used in stores or restaurants, but why not get one for yourself? It uses infrared to scan your forehead and derive a temperature in just seconds, and it’s easy to read, too. But best of all, it’s on sale for Black Friday.

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Joe Biden’s National Security Picks Are the Best in Decades

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A former cabinet member once said to me that the secret to job success is picking the right predecessor. In this regard, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and their entire administration could not be better positioned for success.

Being better than Team Trump is clearly setting the bar too low, especially in a sensitive area like national security. But the picks Biden is making seem not only assured of outperforming Trump’s team but likely of doing better than did Barack Obama’s team. Indeed, this may prove the strongest group a new U.S. president has assembled in decades.

Much can change between appointments and end results, of course. But history’s lessons suggest a number of reasons why the newly announced Biden team is so promising, beginning at the top.

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Feds Charge ‘Tony Meatballs’ and Other Philly Mobsters With Drug Trafficking

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“Joey Electric,” “Louie Sheep,” “Tony Meatballs” and a dozen other operatives of a Philadelphia mob crime family were indicted last week on charges including racketeering conspiracy, illegal gambling, extortion and drug trafficking.

A superseding indictment unsealed today reveals how members and associates of the Sicilian Mafia organization La Cosa Nostra, ages 33 to 81, worked to “reclaim territory in Atlantic City by extorting local bookmakers and loansharks” and distributed cocaine, oxycodone, heroin and fentanyl and other illegal drugs.

According to federal prosecutors, the mob also conspired to kidnap or murder a drug dealer who sold members fake methamphetamine. The purpose of the abduction plot was “to protect the reputation of the Philadelphia LCN,” the indictment says.

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