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Trump exhibiting compromised performance from sleep deprivation, new research suggests

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Sleep deprivation is known to have large neurobehavioral impacts. New research indicates that the President of the United States is not immune from these negative consequences.The study, published in Economic Letters, suggests that Donald Trump’s sleeping habits have become worse over time — and this change is correlated with reductions in his performance.“Economists recently have taken a greater interest in studying sleep. Analyzing a proxy for President Trump’s sleep over time was feasible thanks to his frequent Twitter use,” said study author Douglas Almond, a professor at Columbia Universi…

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More Republican Senators seem open to another huge stimulus — despite McConnell’s resistance

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While COVID-19 vaccines are on their way, the impact of the pandemic has worsened in the United States due to large gatherings, holiday travel and the ongoing resistance of some to wear a mask. Eviction rates are climbing, contributing to more COVID cases, bankruptcies are up too, and small businesses are struggling to stay afloat or closing their doors forever.

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Trump’s legal challenge faces another setback in Wisconsin

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President Donald Trump's legal challenges suffered yet another loss in his long-shot bid to overturn his election defeat.

Wisconsin's Supreme Court denied a petition by his lawyers to challenge the president's loss there, bringing their record in such cases to one win and 41 losses, reported the Associated Press.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday morning against the state's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and various county election officials, asked to exclude 221,000 ballots fro the results over alleged instances of fraud and illegal conduct.

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Dem House members shred GOP counterparts for trying to adjourn when Americans are desperate for help

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Republicans in the House of Representatives on Thursday tried to get Congress to adjourn as part of a stunt to attack some Democratic members who are taking votes over Zoom instead of in person.

The motion was filed by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), a Trump-loving conservative hardliner who has relentlessly attacked medical professionals during the novel coronavirus pandemic, who wanted to adjourn because so many of his colleagues are not voting in person.

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