Trump: ‘There will be an orderly transition on January 20th’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an “orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Trump’s acknowledgment came after a day of chaos and destruction on Capitol…Continue Reading

Whitmer Says There Was ‘Sigh Of Relief’ After Not Being Picked As Biden VP

December 25, 2020 1:37 PM ET Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she and her family were relieved after President-elect Joe Biden did not select her to be his vice president. In an interview with FOX 2, Whitmer was pressed about possibly being selected as Biden’s vice presidential nominee, specifically whether she would have accepted…Continue Reading

There Used to Be Aliens in Our Galaxy, but They Killed Themselves Off

A new mathematical model suggests that any alien life in our galaxy is likely very young.That’s because of the high likelihood that intelligent civilizations “self-annihilate.” Oof!This research adds the dimension of relative age to an ongoing discussion about alien life.In a new study, researchers suggest the answer to the Fermi paradox could be pretty bleak:…Continue Reading

“There Is No Communication, No Emails, Nobody Called”: How the Delayed Transition Kneecapped Biden’s COVID Task Force

President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 task force has waited weeks in a postelection cone of silence, unable to talk to government counterparts while pandemic cases skyrocket, as a previously obscure bureaucrat at the General Services Administration, Emily Murphy, essentially held vaccine-distribution planning hostage. She refused to take the technical step of “ascertaining” a Biden win, which…Continue Reading

‘There will be shocks’: Yngve Slyngstad, Norway’s $1tn man

Choose your subscription Trial Try full digital access and see why over 1 million readers subscribe to the FT For 4 weeks receive unlimited Premium digital access to the FT’s trusted, award-winning business news Read more Digital Be informed with the essentialnews and opinion MyFT – track the topics most important to you FT Weekend…Continue Reading

There is ‘no doubt’ Joe Biden won Georgia, says Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

“There is no doubt” that Joe Biden won, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, told Atlanta network WSB-TV. “The numbers support that. So does the audit.” President-elect Joe Biden beat Trump by more than 14,000 votes, according to Decision Desk HQ data published by Insider. It is the first time a Democrat has…Continue Reading

There Might Actually a Perfectly Good Reason Why Baby Yoda Kept Eating Those Eggs on The Mandalorian

The most recent two episodes of The Mandalorian may not have given us much in the way of additional information about Baby Yoda, with Mando getting repeatedly drawn into side-quests involving sub-light-speed detours and Katee Sackhoff, but they did deliver a running joke that built on the little green scamp’s penchant for eating everything in…Continue Reading