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Biden unlikely to tap Democrats from Congress for administration posts

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to announce more key nominations and appointments to his administration, the door is closing on the prospect of tapping Democrats from one of his most cherished places in Washington: the halls of Congress. Inside his transition team, there is a real recognition of how difficult it would be to choose…MORE

Mnuchin says Trump ‘wants to make sure there is not a shutdown’

Mnuchin says Trump ‘wants to make sure there is not a shutdown’

Two of the top negotiators in Washington — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin — spoke Tuesday afternoon about funding the government, weeks after talks broke down for a new stimulus package to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. “I will be speaking to the speaker this afternoon, we’re…MORE

William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread fraud in presidential election

William Barr says there is no evidence of widespread fraud in presidential election

The Justice Department hasn’t found evidence to support allegations of widespread fraud that could have changed the result of last month’s presidential election, Attorney General William Barr said in an interview with the Associated Press published Tuesday. “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in…MORE

Key lines from the unveiling of Biden’s new economic team

Key lines from the unveiling of Biden’s new economic team

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced key members of his economic team at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, including Janet Yellen, who would be the first woman to serve as Treasury secretary. “A first-rate team that’s going to get us through this ongoing economic crisis and help us build the economy back, not just build…MORE

Georgia runoff poll worker recruitment faces holiday and Covid challenges

Georgia runoff poll worker recruitment faces holiday and Covid challenges

Evan Malbrough already spent the summer recruiting poll workers to staff in-person voting and count ballots in Georgia — but now, with a heavily contested January 5 runoff that will determine control of the US Senate, he’s back at it. “We need to start raising a new generation of poll workers. Most poll workers are…MORE

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