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Politics Dec 18WATCH LIVE: Pelosi holds briefing as government shutdown deadline looms
The legislative branch of government is rapidly moving to receive the coronavirus vaccine, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi getting the shot on Friday and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying he will "in the coming days."…
Politics Dec 16WATCH: Republican senators push baseless claims of widespread voter fraud in election security hearing
Republican senators on Wednesday further perpetuated President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud, two days after Democrat Joe Biden’s victory was sealed by the Electoral College.
Politics Dec 08Biden picks Rep. Marcia Fudge as housing chief, sources say
Fudge was first elected to Congress in 2008 to represent a district that includes Cleveland. She had been considered a leading candidate for agriculture secretary.
Politics Nov 23U.S. agency allows formal Biden transition to begin
Trump, who had refused to concede the election, said in a tweet that he is directing his team to cooperate on the transition but is vowing to keep up the fight.
Politics Nov 17Sen. Chuck Grassley says he tested positive for novel coronavirus
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Politics Nov 12Republican senators push for Biden to receive intelligence briefings
As President Donald Trump refuses to allow President-elect Joe Biden to receive intelligence briefings — even those he was getting during the campaign — an increasing number of Trump's allies are calling for Biden to have access to the information.
Politics Nov 09After Biden win, McConnell says Trump ‘within his rights’ to fight election
Control of the Senate likely won’t be decided until a January runoff in Georgia, even after Democrat Joe Biden won the White House on Saturday.
Politics Nov 03Senate control hangs in balance with a few races undecided
Republicans are fighting to retain their majority against a surge of Democratic challengers across a vast political map in states once considered long shots for Democrats.
Politics Oct 24Murkowski’s nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts announced her support for President Donald Trump’s pick ahead of a confirmation vote expected Monday.
Politics Oct 15Senate Judiciary sets Oct. 22 vote on Barrett’s nomination
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday set an Oct. 22 vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination as Republicans race to confirm President Donald Trump's pick before the Nov. 3 election.