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What Biden Can and Can't Get From an Evenly Divided Senate

What Biden Can and Can't Get From an Evenly Divided Senate

So what does a 50-50 Senate get President-elect Joe Biden. FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2020, file photo Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee hold a news conference after boycotting the vote by the Republican-led panel to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to sit on the Sup
Trump’s Lonely Last Days

Trump’s Lonely Last Days

Impeached for a second time, the president has few allies remaining. A Marine stands outside the West Wing of the White House at dusk after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. HE LOST HIS FAVORITE means of communication, he lost the support of 10 House Republicans, he lost several forme
Trump’s Lonely Last Days

Trump’s Lonely Last Days

Impeached for a second time, the president has few allies remaining. A Marine stands outside the West Wing of the White House at dusk after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump on Jan. 13, 2021 in Washington, D.C. HE LOST HIS FAVORITE means of communication, he lost the support of 10 House Republicans, he lost several forme
Trump Impeached for Historic Second Time One Week After Capitol Riot

Trump Impeached for Historic Second Time One Week After Capitol Riot

Congress, with bipartisan support, voted to impeach the president for ‘incitement of insurrection’ after an expedited debate that saw criticism of Trump from members in both parties. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks to the House Floor at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wedne
Backlash Intensifies Against Team Trump After Capitol Riot

Backlash Intensifies Against Team Trump After Capitol Riot

A second impeachment, a campaign finance boycott and a public shaming campaign are targeting Trump and his supporters seen to have incited the attempted insurrection. A campaign sign for President Donald Trump lies in the Capitol Reflecting Pool, on Capitol Hill, Jan. 9, 2021, in Washington, D.C. IN MARCH 2019, AS Democrats newly in the House major
What Biden's Cabinet Picks Say About How He Plans to Govern

What Biden's Cabinet Picks Say About How He Plans to Govern

Joe Biden promised that his presidency would mean a return to normalcy. FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2020, file photo President-elect Joe Biden announces his climate and energy team nominees and appointees at The Queen Theater in Wilmington Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) BY ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden promised t
A Reflection of America in the Rioters

A Reflection of America in the Rioters

After the Capitol insurrection, President-elect Joe Biden expressed his disgust by saying, ‘This is not who we are.’ But what if it is? Protesters gather on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, in Washington. AFTER A MOB OF TRUMP supporters stormed the Capitol building to prevent lawmakers from certifying the results of the presidential
A Reflection of America in the Rioters

A Reflection of America in the Rioters

After the Capitol insurrection, President-elect Joe Biden expressed his disgust by saying, ‘This is not who we are.’ But what if it is? Protesters gather on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, in Washington. AFTER A MOB OF TRUMP supporters stormed the Capitol building to prevent lawmakers from certifying the results of the presidential
Shocking, But Predictable, Violence in Donald Trump’s Final Days

Shocking, But Predictable, Violence in Donald Trump’s Final Days

Critics say the violence in the nation’s capital was a long time coming after President Donald Trump’s litany of comments excusing – or encouraging – such actions. Supporters of President Donald Trump protest inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, in Washington. AFTER BEING EGGED ON BY President Donald Trump at a morning rally, an angry mob
Fauci: Vaccinations Are Increasing in a 'Glimmer of Hope'

Fauci: Vaccinations Are Increasing in a 'Glimmer of Hope'

Federal health officials say the U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing to the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million. Houston Health Department LVN Alicia Meza prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at a Houston Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine clinic in H
EXPLAINER: Stakes High for U.S. Senate Runoffs in Georgia

EXPLAINER: Stakes High for U.S. Senate Runoffs in Georgia

Voters in Georgia still have unfinished business to resolve two months after the November elections. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., clasp hands during a campaign rally, Monday Dec. 21, 2020, in Milton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) BY RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two months after the November electio
In a First, Congress Overrides Trump Veto of Defense Bill

In a First, Congress Overrides Trump Veto of Defense Bill

Congress has overridden President Donald Trump's veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago. FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2020, file photo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) BY MATTHEW DALY, Associated Pre
Graham Calls for Stand-Alone Vote on $2,000 Stimulus Checks

Graham Calls for Stand-Alone Vote on $2,000 Stimulus Checks

The senator said that, while most Republicans don’t want to see the increase, he 'is with the president on this.' Graham broke with GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has stated that lawmakers would not pass a stand-alone bill increasing the stimulus amount from $600 to $2,000. SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM ON Thursday called for a stand-alone
House Passes Bill Increasing Stimulus Checks to $2,000, Fate Uncertain in Senate

House Passes Bill Increasing Stimulus Checks to $2,000, Fate Uncertain in Senate

The legislation, which was backed by President Donald Trump, cleared the House with bipartisan support but faces an uphill climb in the GOP-led Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks from the House floor on Monday. The House advanced a measure that increases the second wave of coronavirus direct payments to $2,000. THE HOUSE ON MONDAY evening pas
GOP Blocks $2,000 Checks as Trump Leaves COVID Aid in Chaos

GOP Blocks $2,000 Checks as Trump Leaves COVID Aid in Chaos

President Donald Trump’s last-minute demand for $2,000 checks for most Americans has thrown the yea-end COVID relief into chaos. FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file phoot President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The most improbable of preside
These States Have the Most Christmas Spirit

These States Have the Most Christmas Spirit

A mix of Western, Midwestern and Eastern states have the most holiday cheer – and Washington, D.C., has the least – according to a study by GetCenturyLink. Christmas trees in McAdenville, N.C., are seen lit up along the water. North Carolina is ranked as one of the 10 states with the most Christmas spirit, according to a survey by GetCenturyLin
Acting Defense Secretary Miller Visits Afghanistan Amid U.S. Withdrawal

Acting Defense Secretary Miller Visits Afghanistan Amid U.S. Withdrawal

The secret trip, the second by a Pentagon leader in the last week, comes amid a worsening security situation and pressure from President Donald Trump to withdraw. “So I'm the guy who's drawing it down to 2,500 on the president's behalf,” Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said at a lunch with troops stationed in Kabul, according to
CDC, Fauci: New Coronavirus Strain Could Be in U.S.

CDC, Fauci: New Coronavirus Strain Could Be in U.S.

Leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, who received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday, said to assume the strain is already present in the U.S. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks as he holds up his sleeve in preparation to receive his first dose of the COVID-19 v
Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus

Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus

After passing no new relief for the past eight months, Congress sent President Trump a combined omnibus spending bill and virus relief, which includes $600 stimulus checks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives on Capitol Hill on Sunday. After weeks of negotiations, Congress passed a coronavirus stimulus bill Monday night. After months of
Congress Seals Agreement on $900 Billion COVID Relief Bill

Congress Seals Agreement on $900 Billion COVID Relief Bill

Top negotiators in Congress have sealed a deal on $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package. U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is seen at the U.S. Capitol at night after negotiators sealed a deal for COVID relief Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Washington. Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief p
Erasing Trump's Legacy With the Stroke of a Pen

Erasing Trump's Legacy With the Stroke of a Pen

Joe Biden is hoping to lead in a manner that, unlike his recent predecessors, leans more on legislation and less on signing executive orders. But he may not have a choice. A pen rests on a notebook as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order in the Roosevelt Room of The White House. In Joe Biden's halcyon early days in the Senate, laws w
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Joe Biden is hoping to lead in a manner that, unlike his recent predecessors, leans more on legislation and less on signing executive orders. But he may not have a choice. A pen rests on a notebook as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order in the Roosevelt Room of The White House. IN JOE BIDEN'S HALCYON early days in the Senate, laws w
Stimulus Checks Added to Relief Package as Congress Nears Deal

Stimulus Checks Added to Relief Package as Congress Nears Deal

The last-minute inclusion of stimulus checks comes amid a major push from both progressives and conservatives to get more direct aid for Americans as the pandemic surges. “We made major headway for hammering out a targeted relief package,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said from the Senate floor. A second round of stimulus checks is ba
A ‘Dangerous Moment’ as End of Eviction Ban Looms

A ‘Dangerous Moment’ as End of Eviction Ban Looms

Letting a CDC moratorium on evictions expire come January will fuel a pandemic that’s already raging, researchers warn. A boy plays outside his family's RV in Phoenix on Oct. 7 after his family narrowly avoided eviction for delinquent rent payment earlier in the day. A nationwide CDC ban on evictions is set to expire at year's end; while it hasn'
Electoral College Makes Joe Biden’s Presidential Win Official

Electoral College Makes Joe Biden’s Presidential Win Official

The Electoral College cemented Joe Biden’s presidential victory. The Electoral College formally codified Joe Biden's win in the 2020 presidential race on Monday afternoon. It's really over. Yet again. All six states where President Donald Trump and his supporters sought to undo the victories there of President-elect Joe Biden formally codified th
Trump Counted on the Courts to Deliver Him a Win. He Lost.

Trump Counted on the Courts to Deliver Him a Win. He Lost.

Trump learned an important lesson in the nature of America's democracy: Presidents can appoint hundreds of jurists to the federal bench, but they have zero obligation to do his bidding. President Donald Trump leaves the stage at a rally in Valdosta, Georgia, on Dec. 5. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP was hedging his bets on a judicial branch that now carrie
Stimulus Checks Hotly Debated as Congress Considers Coronavirus Relief

Stimulus Checks Hotly Debated as Congress Considers Coronavirus Relief

Not every current proposal for a relief package includes direct payments – or the original amount of $1,200. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks in Washington on Tuesday. McConnell and other Senate Republicans have prioritized liability protections for companies in coronavirus stimulus negotiations. CONGRESS IS MAKING A last-ditch effor
FTC, 48 Attorneys General Sue Facebook for Antitrust Violations

FTC, 48 Attorneys General Sue Facebook for Antitrust Violations

The lawsuits focus in particular on Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp. The FTC and 48 attorneys general sued Facebook, alleging antitrust violations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) THE FEDERAL TRADE Commission and a coalition of 48 attorneys general sued Facebook Wednesday, in a pair of twin antitrust lawsuits alleging that the netw
Biden to Americans: ‘We Need Your Help’ to Address Coronavirus Pandemic

Biden to Americans: ‘We Need Your Help’ to Address Coronavirus Pandemic

The president-elect laid out three main objectives for his first 100 days in office related to masks, vaccinations and schools while introducing members of his health team. President-elect Joe Biden announces the members of his health team in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday. PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE Biden on Tuesday introduced members of his health team an
Congress Eyes One-Week Extension on Funding Bill Amid Coronavirus Relief Talks

Congress Eyes One-Week Extension on Funding Bill Amid Coronavirus Relief Talks

Lawmakers will vote on a one-week extension of a government funding bill as they make a last-ditch effort to compromise on coronavirus relief before year’s end. Government funding is set to run out after Friday unless Congress passes an extension to avoid a shutdown. CONGRESS WILL VOTE THIS week on a short-term extension of government funding to
Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Accept New DACA Applicants

Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Accept New DACA Applicants

The Trump administration is likely to appeal the ruling, which restores the DACA program in full, though those efforts will almost certainly be abandoned after Joe Biden is sworn in. Immigration rights activists take part in a rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on November 12, 2019. A FEDERAL JUDGE ON Friday ordered the Trump
A Focus on Workers, Not Wall Street

A Focus on Workers, Not Wall Street

The president-elect’s economic team is filled with people who are familiar with the issues of unemployment and economic inequality. Joe Biden speaks at Local Carpenters Union 445 on Nov. 3, 2020 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In recounting her childhood, Neera Tanden likes to cite the role the government played in keeping her and her mother on track
Taking the ‘Lame’ Out of ‘Lame Duck’

Taking the ‘Lame’ Out of ‘Lame Duck’

President Trump seems determined to make Biden’s ascension to the presidency as rocky as possible. President Donald Trump listens during a Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House on Thursday. FEW EXPECTED THAT President Donald Trump would go quietly if he was defeated for reelection. But the bombastic commander in chief is going all-out, usi
Obama, Bush, Clinton Would Take Coronavirus Vaccine on Camera to Show Safety

Obama, Bush, Clinton Would Take Coronavirus Vaccine on Camera to Show Safety

The three former presidents all said they would be willing to publicly receive a COVID-19 vaccine in order to promote it. Obama said on an episode of SiriusXM's "The Joe Madison Show" airing Thursday that he will take a COVID-19 vaccine whenever it becomes available to him. FORMER PRESIDENTS Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have all sa
Biden Introduces Economic Team, Assures America ‘Help Is on the Way’

Biden Introduces Economic Team, Assures America ‘Help Is on the Way’

The president-elect’s message appeared aimed at conveying a personal connection: Not only have we got your back, Biden and his appointees said, but we get you. President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event to name his economic team in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday. PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE Biden introduced his economic team Tuesday, saying "help is
Iran to Give a 'Calculated' Response to Nuclear Scientist Killing, Says Official

Iran to Give a 'Calculated' Response to Nuclear Scientist Killing, Says Official

A coffin with an image of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, can be seen among the servants of the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, Iran November 29, 2020. Massoud Nozari/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will give a "calculated and decisive" response to the killing of its top nuclear scientist, said a t
U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Trump Bid to Bar Illegal Immigrants From Census Totals

U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Trump Bid to Bar Illegal Immigrants From Census Totals

A man stands outside the U.S. Supreme Court where the court ruled that U.S. President Donald Trump's administration did not give an adequate explanation for its plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, delivering a victory to New York state and others challenging the proposal in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria B
Appeals Court Rejects Trump Challenge of Pennsylvania Race

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Challenge of Pennsylvania Race

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has rejected President Donald Trump’s latest effort to challenge the election results in a case expected to reach the U.S. Supreme Court if Trump appeals. President Donald Trump waves from a golf cart as he plays golf at Trump National Golf Club, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brando
Best Black Friday Sales for 2020

Best Black Friday Sales for 2020

Get your Black Friday shopping strategy ready with this guide for both online and in-store shoppers. Black Friday, which takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, is known for steep discounts on electronics, clothing and other goods. U.S. News takes an unbiased approach to our recommendations. When you use our links to buy products, we may earn
Trump Pardons Michael Flynn

Trump Pardons Michael Flynn

Democrats were outraged by the move to protect a former associate who pleaded guilty to lying about contacts with Russian operatives, calling it ‘crooked’ and an abuse of power. Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he speaks with retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn during a town hall in 2016. Trump has pardoned Flynn in the
Biden Introduces National Security Team, Declares ‘America is Back’

Biden Introduces National Security Team, Declares ‘America is Back’

The first public remarks by the president-elect’s initial national security team represented a clear rebuke of Trump while ostensibly focusing on the future. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov.
GSA Informs President-Elect Joe Biden That Transition Can Begin

GSA Informs President-Elect Joe Biden That Transition Can Begin

The head of the General Services Administration said she did not face pressure from the White House to delay her decision. General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy wrote that "recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results" informed her decision to approve presidential transition funds, in a
Biden Expected to Nominate Blinken as Secretary of State

Biden Expected to Nominate Blinken as Secretary of State

A longtime national security aide to President-elect Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, is expected to become Biden's nominee for secretary of state. FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria. Blinken i
Defense Department No. 3 Sidelined by Coronavirus Exposure at the Pentagon

Defense Department No. 3 Sidelined by Coronavirus Exposure at the Pentagon

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, among the controversial officials Trump has installed, tested positive after meeting the Lithuanian defense minister and will quarantine. “We will continue to evaluate conditions, take appropriate preventative measures and undertake additional necessary testing,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said. TH
Trump Continues to Claim Victory, Criticizes Coronavirus Vaccine Companies

Trump Continues to Claim Victory, Criticizes Coronavirus Vaccine Companies

Trump said the companies that have announced high efficacy rates for their coronavirus vaccine candidates were playing ‘corrupt games.’ President Donald Trump speaks to the press from the press briefing room of the White House on Friday. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP on Friday made an increasingly rare public appearance to tout his efforts on reducing
CDC Recommends Against Travel for Thanksgiving Holiday Amid Coronavirus Surge

CDC Recommends Against Travel for Thanksgiving Holiday Amid Coronavirus Surge

The agency recommended celebrating the holiday either virtually or with those in the household, which it defines as ‘anyone who currently lives and shares common spaces in your housing unit.’ A traveler waits in an empty terminal at Los Angeles International Airport before a flight on Monday. The CDC recommended against traveling for Thanksgivi
What to Know About the Timing and Distribution of Coronavirus Vaccines

What to Know About the Timing and Distribution of Coronavirus Vaccines

Pfizer and Moderna are expected to soon file for emergency use authorization with the Food and Drug Administration following announcements of high efficacy in their vaccine candidates. A health worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug.13. Back-and-forth announcements from two major companies – Pfizer and Moderna
Mass Nationwide School Closures Loom as Coronavirus Cases Spike

Mass Nationwide School Closures Loom as Coronavirus Cases Spike

Rampant closures are occurring against a backdrop of silence from the federal government and mounting concern from education stakeholders. Students arrive for in-person classes outside Public School 188, Sept. 29, 2020, in New York. CHILDREN, PARENTS AND educators are bracing for another round of mass school closures – if their schools had reopen
U.S. Tops 11 Million Coronavirus Cases, States Ramp Up Restrictions

U.S. Tops 11 Million Coronavirus Cases, States Ramp Up Restrictions

Michigan, Washington and New Jersey are some of the states that have announced new measures to curb the spread of the virus with the holiday season quickly approaching. A health worker walks along a line of cars at a King County COVID-19 testing site, Oct. 28, 2020, in Auburn, Wash. THE U.S. HAS RECORDED over 11 million cases of the coronavirus in
Trump Seems to Acknowledge Biden Win, but He Won't Concede

Trump Seems to Acknowledge Biden Win, but He Won't Concede

President Donald Trump tweeted the words “he won” early Sunday but quickly made clear he hadn't changed his tune about Joe Biden getting more votes in the 2020 presidential election. President Donald Trump, left, gesturing while playing golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., as seen from the other side of the Potomac River in Darnes
Commerce Department Goes Against Trump, Rules TikTok Can Continue to Operate

Commerce Department Goes Against Trump, Rules TikTok Can Continue to Operate

The Commerce Department’s decision defies an executive order by the president in his effort to crackdown on Chinese social media companies. The department’s decision on Thursday delayed a previous order that would have prohibited companies from providing TikTok with internet-hosting or content-delivery services. THE VIDEO SHARING social media p
Stacey Abrams’ Legacy: A Democratic South?

Stacey Abrams’ Legacy: A Democratic South?

The Georgia Democrat has spent the last few years registering voters and that might help Democrats gain a foothold in the South. Stacey Abrams looks on as Senate candidate Reverand Raphael Warnock speak to voters in Atlanta on Nov. 3. IN NOVEMBER 2018, AFTER falling just 55,000 votes short in her bid to become Georgia's first African American woman
States Announce Restrictions as Coronavirus Outbreak Surges

States Announce Restrictions as Coronavirus Outbreak Surges

Several states, including Indiana, Ohio, New York and Maryland, are implementing mitigation measures while the U.S. is securely in its third wave of the virus. A waiter wears face mask and rubber gloves while serving a drink to a diner at Hill and Bay restaurant and bar, Nov. 11, 2020, in Kips Bay, N.Y. States have started implementing restrictions
New York Reinstates Restrictions as Coronavirus Cases Rise

New York Reinstates Restrictions as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Bars and restaurants will have to close at 10 p.m. and indoor gatherings will be limited. Beginning Friday, any establishment with a state liquor license, including bars and restaurants, must close at 10 p.m. NEW YORK GOV. ANDREW Cuomo announced on Wednesday new restrictions across the state as the number of coronavirus cases climbs. [MAP: The Spre
Confident Biden Begins His Transition, Despite Trump’s Claims

Confident Biden Begins His Transition, Despite Trump’s Claims

The president-elect said Trump’s refusal to concede is an ‘embarrassment.’ President-elect Joe Biden speak in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE Biden thinks it's an "embarrassment" that President Donald Trump won't acknowledge defeat. But Biden isn't slowing down his transition to becoming the nation's 46th president while