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Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Biden's choice for secretary of Defense still in flux
While Michèle Flournoy is a strong contender, people close to the president-elect say he's not entirely sold.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

The secretive consulting firm that's become Biden's Cabinet in waiting
WestExec Advisors, which now looks like a government-in-waiting for the next administration, was founded in 2017.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Dem divide over Confederate bases threatens massive defense bill
Some Democrats are worried the House Armed Services chairman is more worried about the bill passing than erasing America's pro-slavery past.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Bloomberg backs former Miami mayor Diaz to lead Florida Democrats


Politico
Nov 23, 2020

What the Yellen choice means for Biden and the economy
The president-elect's pick for Treasury secretary will give him a close partner, steeped in knowledge of the Fed, who can navigate the wishes of progressive Democrats and the sensitivities of financial markets.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Trump lets administration begin Biden transition
But the president, in announcing the move by the GSA, said he was still not conceding,

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Trump relents as administration begins Biden transition
But the president, in announcing the move by the GSA, said he was still not conceding,

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Trump's FCC nominee sought to enlist Fox's Laura Ingraham in anti-tech fight
Ingraham's support "could help to get the FCC on board more quickly," Nathan Simington wrote in a June email obtained by POLITICO.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Georgia recount set to start Tuesday
Trump's campaign asked for the recount after a hand tally of the state's votes confirmed Joe Biden's win there.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Dianne Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary panel
The 87-year-old was criticized for not being aggressive enough in Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Biden turns to familiar faces to grapple with a changed world
The next president's national security team will contain a wealth of experience, but few surprises.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

CDC urges overwhelmed contact tracers to prioritize efforts as cases soar
Given increased demand on contact tracers, CDC advised against contacting infected people who are more than two weeks out from their positive test.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Biden to tap former Fed chief Yellen as first woman to head Treasury
If confirmed, she would wield immense clout in shaping policy on taxes, financial regulation and the economy.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Democrats reject GSA offer to delay briefing on transition
Lawmakers are demanding Emily Murphy formally ascertain Biden's victory, so the president-elect can begin preparing to govern.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

More Senate Republicans call for transition to begin
Rob Portman and Shelley Moore Capito join a handful of Republicans who say Biden should get transition funds and infrastructure.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Portman joins calls for transition process to begin
He's joining a handful of Republicans who say Biden should have access to transition funds and infrastructure.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Biden announces national security team filled with veterans of Obama administration
The president-elect's pick for secretary of homeland security will be the first Latino to serve in that role.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Biden reveals national security team stacked with Obama veterans
His picks for DHS secretary and director of national intelligence would become the first Latino and woman to serve in those roles, respectively.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Michigan certifies Biden's win as Trump efforts to challenge election slip
The president and GOP allies have pressured state election officials not to certify results showing Joe Biden won.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Trump nearing last stand as efforts to challenge election slip
Michigan's state elections board is meeting Monday about certifying its results, with Trump and Republicans pressuring for a delay.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Biden's Europe challenge: Repair tattered trans-Atlantic ties
Four years of Donald Trump have done serious damage to mutual trust.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Biden builds out White House legislative affairs team
The president-elect adds two veteran Hill staffers to White House Office of Legislative Affairs.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca to seek FDA authorization for vaccine based on foreign trial data
It's the third Covid-19 vaccine maker to report results from a late-stage trial.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca, Oxford: Coronavirus vaccine is highly effective


Politico
Nov 23, 2020

French Laundry snafu reignites longshot Newsom recall drive


Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Tourists are few, but gift shops still ?? N.Y.
Like many businesses relying on foot traffic during a pandemic, New York's souvenir shops are in "a fight for survival."

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Man charged after exhaling on women outside Trump golf club
The man was wearing a Trump shirt and an inflatable pool tube with Trump's likeness on it around his waist.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

AstraZeneca, Oxford: Coronavirus vaccine is 70 percent effective


Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Republicans dash to defend perilous 2022 Senate map
GOP leadership is moving quickly to lock down incumbents in key swing states.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Biden to spotlight CDC officials shunned by Trump
Nancy Messonnier, who enraged the president with her public warning of "severe" Covid-19 consequences, is slated to reemerge as a key adviser.

Politico
Nov 23, 2020

Newsom quarantines after 3 of his children exposed to CHP officer with Covid-19


Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Trump campaign files narrow appeal in Pennsylvania
It is seeking permission to reframe its argument again.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Biden will nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of State
The president-elect plans to name his longtime foreign policy adviser to head up the State Department.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

In race for coronavirus vaccine, Russia turns to disinformation
Kremlin-backed media outlets have criticized Western drugs while promoting Russia's rival treatment.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Newsom faces pressure to fill Harris seat with woman of color instead of presumed favorite


Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Trump campaign cuts Sidney Powell from president's legal team
The abrupt shake-up comes as Powell makes far-fetched and unsupported claims of voter fraud in the 2020 elections.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

G-20 leaders vow to supply vaccine to needy countries
"We remain determined to support all developing and least developed countries as they face the intertwined health, economic, and social effects of Covid-19."

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

‘A pivotal moment': Democracies urged to band together to resist China
But simply revitalizing traditional institutions and treaties won't be enough, global leaders concluded at three-day gathering.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Bolton: 'Trump is throwing rocks through windows'
John Bolton spoke against the president's postelection actions, and Gov. Larry Hogan called his moves to influence electors "completely outrageous."

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Christie says Trump legal team ‘a national embarrassment'
The former New Jersey governor said the president's legal defense has an obligation to present actual evidence.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Fauci: Vaccines are an incentive to 'double down' on precautions
"We are in a very serious situation, but we can do something about it," said Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious diseases expert.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

'The train is running' on Covid vaccines despite transition delay, Warp Speed adviser says
Decisions are being made outside of the "political environment," said Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKline's vaccines department.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

France demands Pakistan rectify 'blatant lies' on Macron's treatment of Muslims
Pakistani minister's words are 'loaded with an ideology of hatred and violence,' says French foreign ministry.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

First Biden Cabinet picks coming Tuesday, top advisers say
President-elect Joe Biden last week said he had made his pick for Treasury secretary, but is staying mum on the name.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Biden chief of staff says inauguration ‘not going to be the same'
Ron Klain said the inauguration ceremony will be altered to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

CDC recommends pre- and post-flight testing for international air travel
Those planning to fly should get tested 1 to 3 days prior to the flight and again 3 to 5 days after traveling.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

What The U.S. Election Meltdown Looks Like to Other Countries
Observers with a view from abroad tell us how dysfunctional the U.S. political system looks to everyone else.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Trump threatens to wreak havoc on GOP from beyond the White House
His attacks on Republican governors since his loss offer a sample of what's in store.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Trump threatens to wreak havoc on the GOP from beyond the White House
His attacks on Republican governors since his loss offer a sample of what's in store.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

WHO Covid envoy warns of third wave in Europe in 2021
EU governments should resist lifting coronavirus restrictions too early, says David Nabarro.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Opinion | The Supreme Court's "Breathtakingly Radical" New Approach to Election Law
The justices won't end up deciding the 2020 presidential race, but they have set the stage for a massive rollback of voting rights.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

How thousands of scarce Covid shots could go to waste
The requirements of Pfizer's shots create a "use it or lose it" situation.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

Will the U.S. heed Canada's Thanksgiving lesson?
Canada's staring down a Covid surge that has been blamed on social gatherings. And as Americans contemplate their holiday plans, Canadians are desperately trying to save Christmas.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

On Parler, MAGA's post-election world view blossoms with no pushback
The rapidly expanding social-media site has given Trump backers a platform to simply dismiss the post-election reality and reinforce baseless voter-fraud conspiracies.

Politico
Nov 22, 2020

On Parler, MAGA's postelection world view blossoms with no pushback
The rapidly expanding social media site has given Trump backers a platform to simply dismiss the postelection reality and reinforce baseless voter-fraud conspiracies.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Trump requests recount in Georgia
The request comes on the heels of a statewide audit of the election results conducted last week.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Loeffler self-isolates after positive Covid test
The Georgia Republican has been actively campaigning ahead of the state's Jan. 5 runoff, appearing with Vice President Mike Pence at a rally on Friday.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Kelly Loeffler self-isolates after positive Covid test
The Georgia Republican has been actively campaigning ahead of the state's Jan. 5 runoff, appearing with Vice President Mike Pence at a rally on Friday.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Kelly Loeffler's latest coronavirus test comes back negative
The Georgia Republican had been self-isolating after testing positive

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Trump calls on GOP state legislatures to overturn election results
The president's comment comes after a series of legal defeats, and with his options dwindling.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

FDA grants emergency use of Covid treatment given to Trump
The treatment is not authorized for patients who are hospitalized due to the coronavirus or who require oxygen therapy.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Federal judge tosses Trump suit over Pennsylvania election results
The judge issued a withering opinion in his dismissal of the suit that Rudy Giuliani turned up to argue in a small Pennsylvania city this week.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

‘This is simply not how the Constitution works': Federal judge eviscerates Trump lawsuit
The judge issued a withering opinion in his dismissal of the suit that Rudy Giuliani turned up to argue in a small Pennsylvania city this week.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

‘This is simply not how the Constitution works': Federal judge eviscerates Trump lawsuit over Pennsylvania results
The judge issued a withering opinion in his dismissal of the suit that Rudy Giuliani turned up to argue in a small Pennsylvania city this week.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Liz Cheney: Trump should respect ‘the sanctity of our electoral process'
Cheney broke ranks with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and others in House leadership who have largely backed Trump.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Vaccine nationalism hangs over G20 confab


Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Top mayoral candidate admonishes new voting system amid efforts to delay it


Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Top mayoral candidate admonishes new voting system amidst efforts to delay it


Politico
Nov 21, 2020

RNC chair urges Michigan board to pause certification of election results
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and Michigan Republican Chair Laura Cox urged the board to adjourn for 14 days to allow a full audit and investigation.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Biden wades into coronavirus relief fight
The president-elect wants Congress to restart negotiations that have been stalled for months, but it's not clear he can break the deadlock.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Opinion | A Blueprint for Racial Healing in the Biden Era
Systemic racism will not be undone with a new president. But progress is possible. Here's what it could look like.

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

New York City's lone Republican in Congress takes aim at AOC


Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Culture wars fuel Trump's blue-collar Latino gains
"Most Latinos identify first as working-class Americans. And Trump spoke to that."

Politico
Nov 21, 2020

Trump tries to drum out GOP election officials who won't play his games
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's family has received threats and he expects a primary challenge in 2022.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

One of Newsom's children quarantines after potential exposure from classmate at school


Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Michigan group sues Trump campaign citing disenfranchisement of Black voters
The plaintiffs say the campaign's legal challenges to the election violated their voting rights.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Trump bid to overturn vote crashes into wall of deadlines
On the heels of Georgia's official recognition of Joe Biden's victory, a gauntlet of other certifications in the coming days could deal a crushing blow to the president.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Don Jr., President Trump's son, tests positive for Covid-19
Don Jr. tested positive at the beginning of the week

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn't concede
"Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021," a Twitter spokesperson said.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Powell agrees to return unused relief money to Treasury at year end
The emergency programs will wind down after Mnuchin said they were no longer needed, triggering a rare public statement of disagreement from the central bank.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

FTC asks court to force Bannon to testify on Cambridge Analytica scandal
The FTC wants to interview Bannon as part of a probe into whether he should be found personally liable for his involvement in the data breach.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Newsom ends California economic task force despite widespread pandemic closures


Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Trump unveils plan linking drug payments to cheaper overseas prices
Friday is also the last day that the Trump administration can release a rule that could be finalized in the 60 days before Joe Biden assumes office.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Pentagon to impose new restrictions for workers as local Covid cases spike
The Pentagon is continuing to conduct contact tracing to determine the extent of possible infections among its civilian leaders.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Liberal dark-money behemoth raised nearly $140M last year
Sixteen Thirty Fund used its high-powered fundraising to stand up groups attacking Republican senators in the run-up to the 2020 elections.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

House Democrats consider slower timeline for renaming bases that honor Confederates
President Donald Trump has threatened to veto a bill that changes the base names.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Illinois Democrats threaten Michael Madigan's decadeslong hold on power
House Speaker Michael Madigan, known as the "Velvet Hammer," also runs the state Democratic Party, but his connection to a federal investigation has undercut him.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Georgia to certify Biden's win after accidental early rollout
Georgia's secretary of state said Biden would be certified as the winner, backtracking after announcing earlier that the certification had already occurred.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Georgia certifies Biden's victory
Biden won the state by more than 12,000 votes out of nearly 5 million cast.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Georgia certifies Biden's win
Biden won the state by over 12,000 votes.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Georgia certifies Biden's win after accidental early rollout
Biden won the state by over 12,000 votes.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Michigan GOP descends on D.C. as Trump scrambles to undo election
The meeting comes one a day after the Trump campaign dropped its final federal lawsuit in Michigan.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

After Trump meeting, Michigan GOP leaders say Biden's win still stands
The Michigan lawmakers said they had "not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome."

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Rudy Giuliani's son tests positive for coronavirus
Andrew Giuliani serves as a special assistant to the president.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Democrats: OMB froze World Health Organization cash with same tactic used to ‘illegally' halt Ukraine aid
A senior administration official called House Democrats' release "bogus."

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus
"I am feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms," the Florida Republican says.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

China's tech authoritarianism too big to contain
Democracies will need to work together to counter China's military-industrial complex

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Pfizer is first coronavirus vaccine maker to seek FDA authorization
The companies said earlier this month that their vaccine was safe and 95 percent effective in a late-stage trial.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

Opinion | To boldly go ... responsibly
A call for a new field of "space ethics" to ensure humanity has learned from history and is evolving morally and culturally when it comes to settling the cosmos.

Politico
Nov 20, 2020

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