With November fast approaching, here's a recurring question that can't easily be dismissed as alarmist fretting or grim humor: What if President Donald Trump loses his bid for re-election but refuses to concede and instead clings to power? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed this concern last year, saying "we have to inoculate against that." So did Trump's prison-bound former lawyer Michael Cohen. Testifying before Congress, Cohen said, "I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, that there will never be a peaceful transition of power." Even Joe Biden, Trump's Democratic rival, doesn't discount the possibility that Trump would make himself difficult to dislodge, but he suggested that others in government would get the job done: "I promise you, I'm absolutely convinced that they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch." If Trump does try to hang on to a presidency he's lost, however, he can't actually do very much all by himself. Running the executive branch requires help. Thankfully, there are laws that stop others from using the authorities of the executive branch on behalf of anyone other than the legitimate president. If William Barr, for example, tried to exercise the powers of the attorney general after a Trump loss, he could be subject to criminal prosecution. The circumstances matter. If Trump legitimately wins on Election Day, he wins - so be it. And if he loses, well, American tradition calls for a peaceful transfer of power to one's successor. But given Trump's rampant tradition-busting, there's more than a little reason to worry that he'll continue to reassert baseless claims that there was election fraud via mail-in ballots or foreign election interference favoring the Democrats, even after he has failed to persuade lawfully constituted authorities of such fantasies. Whatever Trump's...

Trump will leave the office. That won't be a problem. But a Joe Biden presidency will NOT get a day of rest. Trump will chime in regularly. He's not going to just go away.

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"These players will still be paid"....That is why they don't want to work. That CANNOT be said of the millions out of work and is not the experience of the overall US Economy. The prime driver to get people to work is the need for money to pay the bills. If they get paid anyway, they won't want to work. Why does this point elude so many. Is it a requirement to lack common sense to be a journalist?

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BALTIMORE, M. D. (WBFF) -- Harborplace is known for it's shopping, restaurants, and tourist attractions along the brick promenade. It's a Baltimore landmark that has seen better days. In 1980, the opening of Haborplace was considered a game-changer for what was Baltimore's industrial waterfront. It created thousands of jobs for city residents. As it turns 40, it's future is unknown.

No effort can save harborplace. There's too much effort working to destroy it. The defund the police movement assures crime, which was already bad, will get worse. The stairs and elevators at the parking garages smell like urine. It's common to see vagrants. It feels unsafe during the day, and downright dangerous at night. And there's little to no police presence. Everything there is over priced. The area isn't being maintained to a high standard. The Aquarium and Science center are nice, but with the surrounding decay they aren't going to keep the place alive. It's overall a complete lack of management of the area and no focus on maintaining family friendly environment. You can build all the ferris wheels you want, if it smells like urine and feels unsafe people aren't going to come.

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Videos posted to social media Saturday show protesters pulling down Baltimore's statue of Christopher Columbus near Little Italy and throwing it into the Inner Harbor.

Disgusting. No police to stop them! Allowing gangs and mobs to decide what statues stay and which ones go. I used to go downtown to enjoy harbor place. With this level of lawlessness and mob rule I won't be doing that anymore.

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I'm hoping it goes like 16. A vast underestimate of turn out for Trump by biased lefty pollsters. With all the lefties thinking they have it in the bag. It's a sweeter win that way, to see an echo chamber explode. I live in a blue state, not a single Biden sign, sticker, or flag anywhere. No enthusiasm at all. It's like Biden's low energy is contagious or something. I see Trump flags, signs, and stickers all the time...in a Blue state. It's amazing.

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The New York City Council passed an $88 billion budget just after midnight Wednesday, which included slashing the $1 billion NYPD budget.

Will they be giving the $1B in cuts back to the taxpayers. When taxpayers voted they voted to fund the police.

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I love how the article and media in general keeps saying no evidence of mail in ballot fraud. 4 DEMOCRATS were just arrested in NJ for....wait for it....MAIL IN BALLOT FRAUD. The whole argument is bullshit because the premise is there's no need to proactively be sure the election is secure and honest. That we have to let fraud happen and then limit the response to minimally deal with the fraud. Nope. This is an election and exercising a vote in it requires security because we do not need to find out after an election that is was fraudulent. Think of the ramifications. If a fraudulently elected president appoints a supreme court judge, signs laws, starts a war, and we have to reverse all of that because it was a fraudulent election. The whole country would come unglued. It would be the most serious constitutional crises ever seen. We don't need to experience that to learn that it can't be allowed to happen.

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The #BlackLivesMatter movement opened my eyes to the extent of anti-Black racism in the United States today

You lost me quick. Ferguson was a proven hoax. Hands up don't shoot was a lie. The number one reason anyone gets shot by a cop is resisting arrest. It's not racist, there's no discrimination. That said, I'm all for body cameras because the truth needs to come out. And I'm all for more accountability for bad cops. But they need to be able to do their job. And people need to stop resisting arrest.

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Saying they feel cornered and powerless in the face of persistent racial and economic struggles in the USA, some Black Americans decide to settle abroad.

Is the point of this article to express how countries should be formed around race and contain just a single race? That's the take away for me. Blacks feel discriminated against everywhere except racially monolithic black countries. The article really sounds like something I'd expect to read on a white supremacists blog. Maybe this the truth though, maybe multiculturalism does't work and certain races cannot live together and the answer is for everyone to seek a racially monolithic culture to live in. Can you do an article on gender and religion too, maybe you can also convince us that gender feelings and religion are also issues that one should seek to have as a cultural dictate.

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The 7-2 decision could have major consequences for thousands of people seeking protection from violence and persecution in other countries.

great progress on restoring law and order.

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