Today’s News Rundown

This is brief rundown of the news so you don’t have to watch cable news. It’s just the facts with maybe a little snark.

This is day 20 of the Squatter- in-Chief’s refusal to admit he lost to President-Elect Joe Biden. There are 54 days left of his occupation of the White House.

The US has surpassed 3 million CoVid-19 infections with over 264,000 deaths. Even with 20 states not reporting data on Thanksgiving Day, the day still saw America enters the somber holiday weekend following a Thanksgiving Day that saw more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases and 1,200 deaths.

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously denied the Squatter’s campaign’s lawsuit challenging the election results in Pennsylvania. The court also denied “crack” lawyer Rudi Giuliani’s request to amend the lawsuit which has previously been denied.

In the District of Columbia, a three judge panel dismissed the challenge to the Squatter’s memo that excluded undocumented immigrants from the census. Two of those judges were appointed by the Squatter. It is the first court to uphold the memo.

The Squatter held a Thanksgiving Day press conference, appropriately seated behind a tiny table. He took questions from the press for the first time since his election loss. Needless to say, he is still denying defeat and the presser was laced with his nasty responses to questions he didn’t like and the usual litany of lies. Ha had one fleeting moment of reality when he said he would leave the White House if the Electoral College confirmed Biden’s victory. Leave it to Twitter to poke another hole in his gigantic ego. During the presser #DiaperDon trended, obviously inspired by this infantile man sitting behind a little desk.

When a president leaves office, traditionally, he continues to receive national security briefings. There are some ex-intelligence officers questioning trusting the Squatter with the information.

They argue soon-to-be-former President Trump already poses a danger because of the secrets he currently possesses, and they say it would be foolish to trust him with more sensitive information. With Trump’s real estate empire under financial pressure and his brand suffering, they worry he will see American secrets as a profit center.

In Iran, their top nuclear scientist was killed in a ambush that the Iranians believe was carried out by Israel.

Belarus’ Lukashenko says he will leave his post, state media reports

Belarus has been rocked by protests ever since Lukashenko — referred to as “Europe’s last dictator” — claimed an election his opponents say was rigged.

If that claim sounds familiar, it is, except that election was most probably rigged for Lukashenko.

Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi women’s rights campaigner, has case transferred to terror court

“They’re criminalizing activism,” sister Lina al-Hathloul said. “It’s extremely stressful to never know what your own government can do to you.”

The Squatter only wishes.

Germany wants Alpine countries to keep ski resorts closed to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, but reaching an agreement with neighboring Austria is proving difficult, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Legendary Argentinian soccer star Diego Mardonis died Wednesday at the age of 60 in his Buenos Aires home of a fatal heart attack. He was the colorful and outspoken star was captain of the 1986 team that captured his nation’s second World Cup title. He was celebrated as the “Hand of God.” He was laid to rest today in Buenos Aires.