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We made it to December! Only 24 more days until… Only 50 more days until the Inauguration of Joe Biden as the president of the United States! Ho ho ho!

David Waldman and Joan McCarter bring us some glad tidings early:

Joe Biden is packing many welcome stocking-stuffers into his bag, including a way-overdue COVID stimulus and executive order patches to build us back betterDemocracy gets treats while Trumpers and their moles get the sack. It will be easy to cut Trump from intelligence briefings by just enforcing normal standards for trustworthiness.

Former astronaut, retired U.S. Navy captain, Senator Mark Kelly comes to our rescue tomorrow. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks wins in Iowa by much lower than the margin of error.

This will all be easier with a couple of new Georgia Senators. Donald Trump called Georgia governor Brian Kemp to call off the runoff elections, or maybe all elections, because who needs them? Brian is going to get a new phone for Christmas. Donald’s getting nothing from Santa.

Donald Trump gave Michael Flynn the gift that keeps on giving, a preemptive pardon. Rudy the red-nosed wanker is first in line for what’s bound to be the hottest gift for Trumpers this year. Experts like Emptywheel are reading the fine print, and suggest some might be getting more than they hoped for.

Trump is making sure Biden’s Health and Human Services will be busy doing anything but help on the COVID-19 pandemic. Mitch McConnell is going to make sure no one can do anything at all.

One of Jared Kushner’s many awful gift ideas, Scott Atlas, prime example of the Trump Trollocracy, is now past his expiration date. More than the average troll, Scott helped kill hundreds of thousands while in his position and hundreds of thousands will die because of him in the future. The organizer of anti-COVID lockdown rallies in Pennsylvania got a COVID test prior to meeting with Donald Trump, and you know what that means.

Darwin H.M., @Darwin_Darko to you and me, describes why it is time to leave Afghanistanbefore one more American is killed. Trump hopes to sell the United Arab Emirates billions of dollars worth of arms that they plan to regift soon.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:35pm EST