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Is Trump headed to another campaign or to a courtroom?

Over the past week, there have been scores of pieces on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE possibly running for President in 2024 or the pros and cons of the Biden administration prosecuting the former president.

Fellow speculators, you’re jumping the gun,

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Trump administration races to finish environmental rules, actions

 

The Trump administration is quickly putting out new rules and regulations with a little more than 50 days to go before it leaves office, as it seeks to leave a deeper stamp on the government. 

In just the last two weeks, the administration has finalized a rule allowing the Forest Service to use exemptions to avoid certain requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which critics say will quicken approvals for logging, roads, and

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How to Watch, Live Stream Trump Team’s Hearing in Pennsylvania Wednesday

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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) speaks as Vice President Mike Pence (R) looks on in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump made brief remarks about the stock market hitting 30,000.
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President Donald Trump will not join his legal team in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania today for a meeting with the state’s Republican senators about the election—the latest in the Trump Team’s ongoing efforts

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Europe, Covid-19, Trump: Your Monday Briefing

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Good morning.

We’re covering Europe’s fight against the coronavirus, restriction breaches in Britain and President Trump’s lavish treatment of Israel.

The rate of new cases reported across the continent quintupled between September and November to about 300,000 a day, before declining a bit. Deaths have shot up from about 700 a day to almost 5,000, and a clear pattern of receding has yet to emerge.

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats push Biden to pick Haaland as next Interior secretary | Trump administration proposal takes aim at bank pledges to avoid fossil fuel financing | Wasserman Schultz pitches climate plan in race to chair Appropriations

TGIF! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin.

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MOMENTUM FOR A HISTORIC MOMENT: More than 50 House Democrats are pushing President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenRomney on Trump election tactics: ‘Difficult to imagine a worse,

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Trump plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press
Published 7:57 p.m. ET Nov. 19, 2020

Spokane, Wash. – The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling.

U.S. officials plan to formally publish what are called supplemental environmental impact statements on Friday for the management of greater sage

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden eyes new leadership at troubled public lands agency | House progressives tout their growing numbers in the chamber at climate rally | Trump administration pushes for rollback of Arctic offshore drilling regulations

HAPPY THURSDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin.

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THE REAL TRANSITION WAS INSIDE YOU ALL ALONG: The Biden transition team is in the early stages of developing a shortlist of potential nominees to

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Europe far right backs Trump, hopes for violence amid vote drama | United States News

In the wake of Joe Biden’s victory in the United States presidential elections, Europe’s far right did not waste much time taking President Donald Trump’s side.

“There is no question at all that these elections are rigged,” Mart Helme, of the far-right EKRE party and interior minister in Estonia’s coalition government, told a radio show on November 8, as he repeated the US president’s false claims of elections fraud.

“[Trump] will win eventually,” Helme said.

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Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door

Billings, Mont. – Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of environmental rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats.

The pending changes, which benefit oil and gas and other industries, deepen the challenges for President-elect Joe Biden, who made restoring and advancing protections for the environment, climate and public health a core piece of his

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Trump Administration Takes Final Steps to Auction Drilling Rights in Arctic Wildlife Refuge

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is taking the final steps to secure oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, starting a leasing process to strike deals with drillers to operate in the pristine, 19-million-acre wilderness before Democratic President-elect Joe Biden can stop it.

Mr. Biden has vowed to block plans for oil drilling in this northwest corner of Alaska. Congress passed a mandate to lease oil rights in part of the refuge in its tax overhaul

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump takes major step toward Alaska wildlife refuge drilling opposed by Biden | Grijalva backs Haaland for Interior Secretary | Obama alumni considered top picks for Biden Energy secretary

IT’S MONDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin.

ONWARD AT ANWR: The Trump administration is advancing oil exploration at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in a move critics see as an attempt to lock in drilling before President-elect Joe Biden

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Trump administration makes last-minute move to sell oil rights in Arctic refuge

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to make the most of its final months in office before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in, formalizing plans to offer parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) up for leasing contracts for oil and gas drilling.

Originally reported by Bloomberg, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska State Office will be handling all inquiries and comments on land allocated for leasing for the upcoming Coastal Plain oil

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump races clock on remaining environmental rollbacks | New Interior order undermines conservation bill Trump campaigned on, critics say | Trump administration to further advance lease sales at Arctic refuge: report

TGIF! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin.

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TICK TOCK ON THE CLOCK: The Trump administration is scrambling to wrap up a slew of environmental rollbacks before President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden has spoken with

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Trump races clock on remaining environmental rollbacks

The Trump administration is scrambling to wrap up a slew of environmental rollbacks before President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden has spoken with some GOP senators, chief of staff says Trump told advisers he could announce 2024 bid shortly after certification of Biden win: report Obama ‘troubled’ by GOP attempts to cast doubt on election results: ‘That’s a dangerous path’ MORE takes office in less than 70 days.

The administration has yet to get some of

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Count On Biden To Restore The National Monuments Trump Trashed

President Donald Trump’s legacy on public lands is a four-year war against protected wild places, which has included dismantling Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. 

That legacy will follow him long after he’s out of the White House. But many of the rollbacks are unlikely to survive the incoming Democratic administration. 

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have vowed to not only restore the Utah monuments, but designate new protected sites

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Trump golfs as Biden gears up to battle virus | Letters

President Donald Trump finally got something right about COVID-19: We have turned the corner.

Unfortunately it’s the wrong corner; the corner to more illness, to more deaths. But, there is hope. America finally has a leader who actually cares and is doing something about COVID-19. Of course, it’s not Trump, it’s the president-elect, Joe Biden.

In one day, Biden, in appointing a real task force of real experts that a real leader will listen to,

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What’s next for soon-to-be former first lady Melania Trump?

Unconventional and unpredictable, first lady Melania Trump now faces the task of vacating the White House and deciding what the next phase of her life will look like.

The last few days of election week have been as tumultuous as the last near-four years in Washington – but pretty typical for her: She was seen only once – at the White House with the president in the early hours of Wednesday morning – and has … Read More

Why Trump Voters Used The Economy As An Excuse To Vote For Him

Donald Trump will leave office with the economy considerably worse off compared to where it was when he was elected four years ago.

The unemployment rate hit 6.9% in October, down from record double-digits in April, the Labor Department announced Friday. This is an improvement, but when Trump was inaugurated in 2017, it was 4.8%. The jobless rate is now basically what it was right before Barack Obama took office in the middle of

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Joe Biden Had To Beat Donald Trump With One Hand Tied Behind His Back

President-elect Joe Biden just did something incredibly difficult: He defeated an incumbent president for the first time in 28 years, and only the fifth time in 100. Beyond overcoming the traditional advantages held by an incumbent, Biden had to maneuver through the archaic Electoral College, which denied the clear winner of the popular vote an easy victory. He also had to surmount a stunning series of decisions by conservative courts and Republican legislatures that made

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Trump steps to podium, baselessly attacks election

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A Marine is posted outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying the President is in the Oval Office, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington.

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For 40 hours, President Donald Trump fumed in private and tweeted his grievances in all caps.

When he at last emerged, it was to stand behind the presidential seal in the White House and deliver a diatribe most notable for his litany of false statements

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