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PBC News & Comment: Trump Golfs and Kvetches As Biden Declared Winner

As Pennsylvania and Nevada show Biden victory, Trump refuses to concede and his allies stoke conflict, claim fraud as GOP rigging failed…–in victory speeches, Biden and Harris pledge to rebuild as Jo’Biden pursues dangerous bipartisanship like Obama did in first term

–McConnell signals obstruction over cabinet confirmations, already

–Biden signals he will abandon “America First”

–world leaders, except Putin, congratulate Biden

“Fox “News” was last network to declare Biden won, and today Neil Cavuto cut off Kayleigh McEnany in the middle of unloading a pack of lies

–a handful of Trump’s GOP enablers urge him to fight on, and Rush Limbaugh lies about Dem conspiracies

–as expected, Trump tweet-fired Pentagon boss Mark Esper

–Trump’s head of GSA is refusing to sign transition papers

–AOC uses logic and data to silence ConservaDems who blame progressives

James Downie and Norman Solomon argue for progressives

–House Dems still at risk of losing 3 more California seats

–small group of Portland protesters arrested for vandalism on Dem headquarters

–our daily Covid-19 update, compiled by Linda Lewis; Whitney Webb report on Op Warp Speed is here

–following Vienna attack, EU moves to ban encryption

–ruthless Trump and Stephen Miller are sending asylum seekers back to Cameroon, where they face credible fears of harm

–Evo Morales returns to Bolivia from exile in Argentina

–Midnight Oil bass player Bones Hillman dies of cancer at 62

–Alex Trebek, popular host of Jeopardy! Dies of cancer at80