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Democratic fight emerges ahead of appointment to fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

Democratic fight emerges ahead of appointment to fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

A cross-country lobbying campaign for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris‘ Senate seat has pitted factions divided by race, gender and geography against one another and heightened internal tensions within at least one influential caucus on Capitol Hill. Prominent African Americans officials would like California Gov. Gavin Newsom to pick Reps. Karen Bass or Barbara Lee to…MORE

Coronavirus task force calls on states to ‘further accelerate mitigation’

Coronavirus task force calls on states to ‘further accelerate mitigation’

The White House coronavirus task force is recommending a significant increase in testing as well as additional, accelerated mitigation measures in its weekly reports to states. Multiple state reports dated November 22 and obtained by CNN show a critical assessment from the task force at a time when it says Americans must undertake “significant behavior…MORE

Biden appears to pour cold water on Warren and Sanders joining Cabinet

Biden appears to pour cold water on Warren and Sanders joining Cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden appeared to pour cold water on the idea of nominating Sens. Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders to his Cabinet, suggesting he would instead like to keep them in the US Senate to help him carry out a progressive agenda. Biden told NBC in an interview aired Tuesday night that there is already…MORE

Trump’s outcasts in the civil and foreign service may get a second chance under Biden

Trump’s outcasts in the civil and foreign service may get a second chance under Biden

It’s been a hard four years for many career government servants. Their expertise was set aside for President Donald Trump’s flashy political appointees, and their fellow professionals were marginalized, derided as “Deep State’ interlopers and even fired. But President-elect Joe Biden’s early picks for top positions are giving hope to career professionals throughout government —…MORE

Lara Trump eyes Senate bid in North Carolina: ‘It would be an incredible thing’

Lara Trump eyes Senate bid in North Carolina: ‘It would be an incredible thing’

Amid rumblings that President Donald Trump could mount another presidential run in 2024, voters may see a Trump on the ballot before that. Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law and campaign adviser, expressed her openness Wednesday to a 2022 Senate bid in her native North Carolina. “It would be an incredible thing. It’s my home state,…MORE

Biden urges Americans to recommit to fighting pandemic in Thanksgiving address

Biden urges Americans to recommit to fighting pandemic in Thanksgiving address

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Americans to recommit to fighting the deadly coronavirus pandemic in a Thanksgiving address ahead of the holiday. “I know the country’s grown weary of the fight. But we need to remember, we’re at war with the virus, not with one another. Not with each other. This is the moment…MORE

Chinese leader Xi Jinping congratulates Biden on winning election

Chinese leader Xi Jinping congratulates Biden on winning election

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to President-elect Joe Biden, more than two weeks after the Democratic candidate was projected the winner of the US presidential election. “Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also meets the common…MORE

White House considering lifting European travel restrictions, source says

White House considering lifting European travel restrictions, source says

The White House is strongly considering lifting sweeping restrictions on travel from the European Union and the United Kingdom, an administration official confirmed on Wednesday. Discussions have been ongoing for several weeks now about lifting the restrictions, which ban entry to most foreigners who have been to Europe in the two weeks before their arrival…MORE

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