US Election News
Joe Biden expresses sense of urgency in advancing climate goals
In the virtual meeting with national security and climate policy staff on Monday, Biden reiterated his intention to ensure climate change is a core national security priority, according to a readout issued by the Office of the President-elect.
Dec 01, 2020 13:44
Joe Biden gets access to President’s Daily Brief: Report
More than a decade ago, Biden read President George W Bush’s PDB during Biden’s transition into the vice presidency. After that, he read President Barack Obama’s PDB for eight years. Now, after a four-year break, he’s reading President Donald Trump’s PDB.
Dec 01, 2020 10:17
Donald Trump’s science adviser Scott Atlas leaving White House job
Dr. Scott Atlas joined the White House this summer, where he clashed with top government scientists, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, as he resisted stronger efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dec 01, 2020 08:36
Wisconsin confirms Joe Biden as winner following recount
Confirmation of the results by the Democratic chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission started a five-day window for Trump to file a lawsuit. Trump on Saturday promised to file a lawsuit either on Monday or Tuesday, a longshot attempt to overturn the results by disqualifying as many as 238,000 ballots.
Dec 01, 2020 06:46
Janet Yellen to forge US economic comeback as Biden’s treasury pick
Yellen’s expected to champion what she’s called “extraordinary fiscal support” to support the pandemic-ridden economy -- deficit spending that she says is affordable given extraordinarily low interest rates.
Nov 30, 2020 13:40
US Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved
Covid-19 relief, a $1.4 trillion catchall spending package, and defense policy — and a final burst of judicial nominees — dominate a truncated two- or three-week session occurring as the coronavirus pandemic rockets out of control in President Donald Trump’s final weeks in office.
Nov 30, 2020 11:22
Who is Neera Tanden? Joe Biden’s possible Indian-American pick for budget chief
According to The Wall Street Journal, Tanden’s nomination is a part of Biden’s plan to build a team of liberal and centrist economic advisers to serve alongside planned Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen.
Nov 30, 2020 08:26
Donald Trump says 2020 election was probably least secure ever
Earlier in his first post-election result interview, Trump told Fox News the entire world is watching over what is happening in the US. “I have to start by saying the whole world is watching, and nobody can believe what they’re seeing.”
Nov 30, 2020 08:15
Joe Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team
Kate Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director. Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary.
Nov 30, 2020 07:04
Wisconsin counties finish recounts, Biden’s lead reconfirmed
Dane County finished its recount on Sunday, according to the county clerk, a few days after Milwaukee County. Each recount produced little change in the final breakdown of the more than 800,000 ballots cast in the state.
Nov 29, 2020 23:29
Trump expresses doubt on whether Supreme Court will hear election cases
Trump said in a telephone interview with Fox News,“The problem is it’s hard to get it to the Supreme Court.”
Nov 29, 2020 22:32
Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up
Conservative Christians are rallying behind Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, while Black churches and liberal-leaning Jewish groups are backing Democratic challengers Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
Nov 29, 2020 19:05
Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election
The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the three-day-old order, saying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the expiration of a time limit in Pennsylvania’s expansive year-old mail-in voting law allowing for challenges to it.
Nov 29, 2020 09:52
Wisconsin AG calls attempt to overturn election ‘undemocratic’
“The people of Wisconsin have been entrusted to select our state’s presidential electors, and they made their decision on November 3, 2020,” Attorney General Joshua Kaul said in court filing Friday. “In a representative democracy like ours, that choice must be respected.”
Nov 28, 2020 14:40
Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s challenge of Pennsylvania race
Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judges’ assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.”
Nov 28, 2020 06:58