Donald Trump pumped his fist and waved as he departed the White House on Marine One Wednesday for the last time as president, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided.
By Jonathan Lemire, Eric Tucker, Jill Colvin, Associated Press
President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other…
By Courtney Vinopal
Recent comparisons of the U.S. Capitol to a war zone are insensitive and devoid of the context that led to the invasions of countries like Iraq by American forces, experts warn.
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
McConnell has told Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that retaining the legislative filibuster should be part of their negotiations. The chamber will be split 50-50 with a Democratic Vice President Harris, breaking ties.
Historical and political experts discuss the creation of Black Greek-letter organizations, their role in Black civic engagement and the meaning of Kamala Harris’ vice presidency to them.
There were major confirmation hearings on Tuesday in the Senate for President-elect Biden's nominees for three top national security posts as well as Treasury secretary. The hearings come a day before Biden's inauguration and at a time when his new…
In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. reached 400,000 deaths from COVID nearly equaling the number of Americans killed in World War II, President-elect Biden had an emotional departure from his home state of Delaware on the eve of inauguration,…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins
As Congress looked ahead to governing under President-elect Biden, President Trump was said to be considering a volley of potential pardons before he leaves office. And Democrats continued to figure out what an impeachment trial for the outgoing president may…
As President Trump leaves office, a new PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll shows that just 38 percent of Americans approve of his presidency, while 57 percent disapprove of his job performance. Peter Wehner, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy…
By Frances D'Emilio, Colleen Barry, Associated Press
In pitching for the Senate's backing, Giuseppe Conte acknowledged his government's survival was in its hands. “If we don't have the (vote) numbers, this government goes home,” he said.
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