Just as Republicans were rediscovering their fixation with the national debt in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, President Trump scrambled the political calculus by calling on the government to write $2,000 checks to more than 150 mil
President-elect Joe Biden will explore making cuts to the country's nuclear modernization program, potentially reversing Trump administration efforts to enhance America's nuclear arsenal by developing new weapons.
The United States endured a difficult year. The wounding effects from the COVID-19 pandemic are almost unimaginable, with over 18 million confirmed cases, as well as more than 300,000 deaths in the U.S. The social and economic devastation has been significant. The country watched as the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery sparked outrage and hundreds of protests across the country against systemic racism and police brutality. And the presidential election marked yet another historic and groundbreaking event this year.
It was a historic week on two fronts. First, the Electoral College certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. The other historic moment was the roll out of a COVID-19 vaccine. As Americans began to receive a shot in the arm, hope is on the horizon but fears of a dark winter remain as the cases continue to surge.
Congressional leaders, after months of a bitter stalemate and as millions of Americans have been eager for relief, are finally indicating they're nearing a deal on a new rescue package that could pass both chambers within days.
President-Elect Joe Biden is committed to having his Cabinet ‘look like America.” But as pressure arises from civil rights leaders pushing to diversify the cabinet, Biden has already made some historic, and some controversial picks.