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Pence and Trump finally speak after post-riot estrangement

January 12, 2021
Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak | CNN
Vice President Mike Pence received a memento from his aides the other day: the engraved chair set aside for him in the White House Cabinet Room, hauled over-the-shoulder from the West Wing and delivered to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building for one of his final staff meetings.
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Six hours of paralysis: Inside Trump’s failure to act after a mob stormed the Capitol

January 12, 2021
Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Hiding from the rioters in a secret location away from the Capitol, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) appealed to Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) phoned Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter.
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Outgoing Capitol Police chief: House, Senate security officials hamstrung efforts to call in National Guard

January 11, 2021
Carol Leonnig, Karoun Demirjian, Aaron C. Davis, Peter Hermann | The Washington Post
Two days before Congress was set to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund was growing increasingly worried about the size of the pro-Trump crowds expected to stream into Washington in protest.
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As Trump leaves office weakened, Republicans wonder if his wounds are fatal

January 11, 2021
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Whether President Trump is forced from office or serves out the remaining days of his term, he is now destined to slink out of the White House considerably diminished from the strapping, fearsome force he and his advisers imagined he would be in his post-presidency.
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Biden Plans Minimalist Trip From Capitol to White House on Inauguration Day

January 4, 2021
Michael Crowley | The New York Times
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inaugural committee released new details on Sunday about his trip to the White House after his swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol that further underscore the downsized and largely virtual nature of his Inauguration Day plans.
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Biden picks California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead Health and Human Services

December 7, 2020
Kristen Welker, Heidi Przybyla, Ali Vitali | NBC News
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and created three new senior White House positions intended to signal a more aggressive response to Covid-19, including addressing its disproportionate impact on Black people and Latinos.
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Shutdown deadline nears as White House, Congress tangle over VA funding

November 23, 2020
Seung Min Kim, Jeff Stein | Washington Post
The Trump administration is injecting new demands into congressional negotiations over a government spending bill that threaten to sink the must-pass package, people familiar with the discussions said.
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Top White House aide Stephen Miller tests positive for Covid-19

October 7, 2020
Kaitlan Collins, Jim Acosta | CNN
Stephen Miller, a top policy adviser to President Donald Trump, has tested positive for coronavirus, he confirmed in a statement Tuesday. "Over the last 5 days I have been working remotely and self-isolating, testing negative every day through yesterday. Today, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am in quarantine," Miller said in a statement.
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Invincibility punctured by infection: How the coronavirus spread in Trump’s White House

October 3, 2020
Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
The ceremony in the White House Rose Garden last Saturday was a triumphal flashback to the Before Times — before public health guidelines restricted mass gatherings, before people were urged to wear masks and socially distance.
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