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Timeline of the Joe Biden presidency
Joe Biden, a Democrat from Delaware, was elected President of the United States on Novembe...
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wsj.com Politics Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
Biden’s Agenda Faces Early Hurdles in a Divided Congress - WSJ
GOP senators refused to strike to a power-sharing agreement unless Democrats maintain the filibuster, potentially delaying President Biden’s cabinet picks and legislative agenda.
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Senate Seats Play In 2020
The 2020 United States Senate elections will be held on November 3, 2020, with the 33 clas...
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ajc.com Politics Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
Ossoff in the Senate: ‘I can’t waste a minute that’s available to do good.’
WASHINGTON -- Jon Ossoff won his seat in the U.S. Senate with the overwhelming backing of Black voters – and he wants his opening moments in office to reflect that coalition of support.
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Mob Incited by Trump Storms Capitol
The pro-Trump mob took over the presiding officer’s chair in the Senate, the offices of ...
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thehill.com Politics Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
Michigan man arrested for beating officer with hockey stick during Capitol riot | TheHill
A Michigan man has been arrested for beating a police officer with a hockey stick during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
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Biden-Harris Presidential Transition Track
Presidential Transition to 2021
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cnn.com Politics Jan 21, 2021, Thursday
Lloyd Austin: Congress approves waiver for Biden defense secretary pick Lloyd Austin - CNNPolitics
Both chambers of Congress on Thursday approved a waiver to permit retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as secretary of defense in the Biden administration.
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The Deep Swamp That Trump Built
A businessman-president and his Administration transplanted favor-seeking in Washington
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cnn.com Politics Jan 20, 2021, Wednesday
Judge Jeanine lobbied Trump during his last few hours in office to pardon her ex-husband. It worked. - CNNPolitics
Fox News host Judge Jeanine successfully lobbied former President Donald Trump in an eleventh-hour effort to pardon her ex-husband in the final hours of Trump's presidency, CNN has learned.
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2020 Runoff Senate elections in Georgia
Runoff Senate elections in Georgia could determine balance of the Senate
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npr.org Politics Jan 20, 2021, Wednesday
Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock Sworn In As Georgia Senators : Inauguration Day: Live Updates : NPR
A Democratic majority, even a thin one, allows the party to set the chamber's legislative agenda and makes it easier to confirm Biden's Cabinet picks.
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The 2020 United States Presidential Election
The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. I...
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cnn.com Politics Jan 19, 2021, Tuesday
Biden's Inauguration Day speech, annotated
A line-by-line analysis of President Joe Biden’s inaugural address.
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The Trump Impeachment
Donald Trump impeached on December 18, 2019, by the House of Representatives on articles c...
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opensecrets.org Politics Jan 19, 2021, Tuesday
Impeachment vote leaves GOP lawmakers’ 2022 chances uncertain • OpenSecrets
Ten Republican House lawmakers voted for impeachment on Jan. 6, which could lead to consequences for them down the line in 2022.
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Andrew Yang run for NYC mayor
The former presidential candidate proposes a cash relief program for the city to help reco...
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newsweek.com Politics Jan 18, 2021, Monday
MLK's Son, on MLK Day, Endorses Andrew Yang to Be NYC Mayor
"Andrew's commitment to a basic income is why I'm endorsing him," Martin Luther King III said, emphasizing that his father supported the idea.
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Unusually sycophantic behavior from federal agencies
National Archives, VOA, FDA, CDC, HHS....
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vox.com Media Jan 12, 2021, Tuesday
VOA White House reporter reassigned after asking Pompeo about Capitol riot - Vox
This is a bad signal to send to the rest of the world about how to treat a free press.
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Russian Hackers Broke Into Federal Agencies
Hackers acting on behalf of a foreign government — almost certainly a Russian intelligen...
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washingtonpost.com Politics Jan 06, 2021, Wednesday
Justice Department also hit by Russian hackers - The Washington Post
Justice joins Treasury, State, Commerce and other agencies on the list of victims.
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Lawmakers On New Coronavirus Relief Bill
Leaders from both parties maintain that they want to approve a deal and send it to the pre...
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dailyposter.com Politics Dec 31, 2020, Thursday
Senate Democrats’ Motion To Concede On $2,000 Checks - The Daily Poster
How Democrats and Beltway pundits just helped Mitch McConnell undermine Bernie Sanders’ push for direct aid to millions of Americans facing eviction, starvation and bankruptcy.
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CPUC whistleblower Alice Stebbins Fired
Alice Stebbins was hired to fix the finances of California’s powerful utility regulator....
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propublica.org Politics Dec 24, 2020, Thursday
Alice Stebbins Noticed $200 Million Missing, Then She Was Fired
Alice Stebbins was hired to fix the finances of California’s powerful utility regulator. She was fired after finding $200 million for the state’s deaf, blind and poor residents was missing.
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Collection: Politics Analysis from 2016 to 2020 and beyond
in the Wind of Change
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inthesetimes.com Politics Dec 29, 2020, Tuesday
The Union Members Who Voted for Trump Have to Be Organized—Not Ignored - In These Times
74 mil­lion peo­ple — almost a third of whom came from house­holds mak­ing under $50,000—vot­ed for him. It is alarm­ing that so many work­ing-class peo­ple would vote against their class inter­ests, but per­haps most alarm­ing of all are the union mem­bers who were drawn in by Trump­ism.
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Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets
Federal law enforcement officers have been using unmarked vehicles to drive around downtow...
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futurehuman.medium.com Politics Dec 07, 2020, Monday
The Green Gas Used by Federal Agents in Portland Was Poisonous, Say Scientists | Future Human
The toxic chemical is more than an alternative type of tear gas
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Hunter Biden Conspiracy Theory Deluge
a series of unevidenced claims centered on the false allegation on Hunter Biden, They have...
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abcnews.go.com Law Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
Hunter Biden, long a GOP political target, reveals he is subject of federal tax probe - ABC News
Hunter Biden, the president-elect's embattled son, announced Wednesday that federal prosecutors in Delaware are investigating his "tax affairs."
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Joe Biden 2020 Presidential Campaign
Our Best Days Still Lie Ahead.
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opensecrets.org Politics Dec 07, 2020, Monday
Biden campaign becomes first to raise $1 billion from donors • OpenSecrets
The Biden campaign is the first in history to raise $1 billion from donors, adding yet another broken record to the 2020 cycle.
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Hong Kong Arrests democracy advocates Under National Security Law
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists been arrested under National Security Law: Agnes Chow, J...
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speaker.gov News Dec 02, 2020, Wednesday
Pelosi Statement on Sentencing of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Leaders | Speaker Nancy Pelosi
“China’s brutal sentencing of these young champions of democracy in Hong Kong is appalling. This injustice is clear proof that Beijing will stop at nothing to stamp out dissent and to destroy the freedoms and real autonomy guaranteed to the people of Hong Kong."
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US probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for pardon
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret sch...
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apnews.com Politics Dec 02, 2020, Wednesday
US probing potential bribery, lobbying scheme for pardon
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political...
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Filling Supreme Court Vacancy To Replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 87 on Sep 18, 2020
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thehill.com Politics Nov 24, 2020, Tuesday
McConnell pushed Trump to nominate Barrett on the night of Ginsburg's death: report | TheHill
Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said in a new documentary that the Republican leader urged President Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on the night Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.
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The Democrats Have A Dianne Feinstein Problem
Some in the party believe the 87-year-old senator is ill-equipped to lead the opposition t...
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theguardian.com Politics Nov 23, 2020, Monday
Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on Senate judiciary panel | Dianne Feinstein | The Guardian
California lawmaker, who has held position for four years, has faced growing opposition from progressives
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Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses And Years Of Income Tax Avoidance
The New York Times obtained Donald Trump’s tax information extending over more than two ...
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nymag.com News Nov 19, 2020, Thursday
Trump Fraud Inquiries Include Write-offs to Ivanka: Report
New York authorities subpoenaed the president’s business for records concerning his eldest daughter.
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Voting By Mail In 2020 Election
The coronavirus pandemic is set to change the way millions of Americans can vote in Novemb...
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usnews.com Law Nov 16, 2020, Monday
Supreme Court Does Not Take Up Pennsylvania Absentee Ballot Case | America 2020 | US News
Republicans have asked the high court to block all absentee ballots that arrived in Pennsylvania after Election Day. The Supreme Court on Monday took no action on the case.
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Trump Administration to Ban TikTok and WeChat From U.S. App Stores
Both companies have Chinese owners. One of them has support from Trump-backers.
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scmp.com Bussiness Nov 12, 2020, Thursday
US announces stay of TikTok ban, and sale deadline is held off for at least a month | South China Morning Post
The ban would have kept US service providers from working with the video-sharing app, and a US court hearing a suit by ByteDance effectively mooted the Thursday deadline imposed by Donald Trump for the sale of TikTok’s US operations.
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D.C. Statehood Bill To Be Voted
Despite the fact that the citizens of Washington, D.C. pay federal taxes, serve on juries ...
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npr.org Politics Sep 28, 2020, Monday
D.C. Statehood Is A Civil Rights Issue For Young Activists : NPR
There is renewed energy around the push to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. Much of that energy comes from young activists who see it as a civil rights issue.
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Texas Gov. Abbott forces Harris County to close 11 mail ballot drop-off sites, leaving just one
Gov. Greg Abbott declared Thursday that counties can designate only one location to collec...
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dallasnews.com News Oct 24, 2020, Saturday
Texas Supreme Court stays order that had blocked Gov. Greg Abbott’s mail ballot drop-off limits
AUSTIN — The Texas Supreme Court on Saturday stayed a lower court’s order that had blocked Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting counties to one mail ballot...
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California GOP Caught Installing Unofficial Ballot Drop-Off Boxes for Election
One state Republican operative posted a photo of himself next to one of the very unofficia...
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latimes.com News Oct 20, 2020, Tuesday
California AG says GOP hasn't complied in ballot box inquiry - Los Angeles Times
California Republicans say their ballot drop box program has followed all regulations and accuse Democratic officials of partisan retaliation.
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Supreme Court Rules On Trump Financial Records In 2 Key Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Trump a big loss Thursday, ruling that he is not "...
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cbsnews.com News Oct 13, 2020, Tuesday
Trump files emergency request with Supreme Court to stop release of his tax returns - CBS News
The president is trying to keep his tax records from a grand jury.
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Pelosi to introduce legislation related to the 25th Amendment
The 25th Amendment outlines the transfer of power to the vice president if a president is ...
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nydailynews.com News Oct 08, 2020, Thursday
Pelosi plans review of Trump’s mental capacity as part of first step in 25th Amendment process - New York Daily News
The speaker’s focus on Trump’s mental health comes as sources say she has privately voiced concern this week that the president may not be of sound mind since testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
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The Trump administration knew exactly what it was doing with family separations
A government watchdog reportedly found that Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein directly push...
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vox.com Politics Oct 07, 2020, Wednesday
Top Trump administration officials reportedly lied about deliberately separating families at the border - Vox
A government watchdog reportedly found that Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein directly pushed to take children away.
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Voters Sue Gov. Greg Abbott Over Order To Close Ballot Drop-off Locations
The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Vote...
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texastribune.org Politics Oct 02, 2020, Friday
Voters Sue Gov. Greg Abbott Over Order To Close Ballot Drop-off Locations | The Texas Tribune
The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and two Texas voters asked a federal judge in Austin to overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened this week.
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How The IRS Was Gutted
An eight-year campaign to slash the agency’s budget has left it understaffed, hamstrung ...
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propublica.org News Oct 02, 2019, Wednesday
IRS: Sorry, But It’s Just Easier And Cheaper To Audit The Poor — ProPublica
Congress asked the IRS to report on why it audits the poor more than the affluent. Its response is that it doesn’t have enough money and people to audit the wealthy properly. So it’s not going to.
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Hong Kong Activist Arrested Hours After PEN America Event
PEN America today said the arrest of Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong—just hours after his...
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pen.org Politics Sep 24, 2020, Thursday
Hong Kong Activist Arrested Hours After PEN America Event - PEN America
PEN America today said the arrest of Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong—just hours after his participation in a PEN America panel discussion on free expression.
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Final Report On Russian Interference And Ties To Trump Is Released By G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel
A nearly 1,000-page report confirmed the special counsel’s findings at a moment when Pre...
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thedailybeast.com News Sep 21, 2020, Monday
Banks Processed Paul Manafort’s Millions Despite Being Warned Transactions Were Suspicious
Files in FinCEN probe show Deutsche Bank appears to have facilitated over half of $2 trillion in suspicious transactions
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Trump Signs New Executive Order On Prescription Drug Prices
The order, which would include Medicare Part D and Part B, replaces a previous order the p...
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nytimes.com News Sep 18, 2020, Friday
A Deal On Drug Prices Undone By White House Insistence On ‘Trump Cards’ - The New York Times
The White House and the pharmaceutical industry were nearing a major deal to lower drug prices. Then the administration demanded that $100 cash cards be sent to millions of seniors before the election — and the industry balked.
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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe Resigns, Yoshihide Suga succeeding
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet resigned, clearing the w...
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2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky
The 2020 United States Senate election in Kentucky will be held on November 3, 2020, to el...
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courier-journal.com News Sep 16, 2020, Wednesday
Mitch McConnell Winning TV Air War Over Amy McGrath, Thanks To PACs
McConnell's campaign and allied PACs have purchased or booked over $25 million in TV and radio ads for the general election, more than double those backing McGrath.
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Justice Dept. Opens Criminal Inquiry Into John Bolton’s Book
Investigators are examining whether the former national security adviser illegally disclos...
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washingtonpost.com News Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
Grand Jury Issues Subpoenas In Bolton Book Investigation Related To Handling Of Classified Information - The Washington Post
The former Trump national security adviser rejects any claim of wrongdoing in the politically charged case.
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South Dakota AG Fatally Struck Man With Car, Initially Told Authorities He Hit A Deer
Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday evening, the Sout...
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apnews.com News Sep 15, 2020, Tuesday
South Dakota AG Was Frequent Traveler Before Fatal Crash
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — For South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg spending Saturday driving hundreds of miles on the state’s roads was not unusual. But by this past Sunday, it was clear...
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The Man Who Refused To Spy
The F.B.I. tried to recruit an Iranian scientist as an informant. When he balked, the payb...
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newyorker.com Politics Sep 14, 2020, Monday
The Man Who Refused To Spy  | The New Yorker
The F.B.I. tried to recruit an Iranian scientist as an informant. When he balked, the payback was brutal.
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Steve Bannon was arrested on charges of defrauding through “We Build the Wall” fundraising scheme
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was arrested on charges of defrauding hun...
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washingtonpost.com News Sep 13, 2020, Sunday
How Former Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Joined Forces With A Chinese Billionaire Who Has Divided The President’s Allies - The Washington Post
Bannon has emerged as one of the biggest champions of businessman Guo Wengui, who casts himself as an anti-communist dissident, even as other critics of the Chinese government have grown skeptical of his claims.
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Those Boats In Texas Paraded At The Wrong Speed | FT Alphaville
Trump skippers ran planing hulls at displacement speed. That was a problem.
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ftalphaville.ft.com Politics Sep 08, 2020, Tuesday
Those Boats In Texas Paraded At The Wrong Speed | FT Alphaville
Trump skippers ran planing hulls at displacement speed. That was a problem.
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