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AP sources: Biden picks Fudge for housing, Vilsack for USDA

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 9, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden made two key domestic policy picks, selecting Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge as his housing and urban development secretary and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reprise that role in his administration, according to five people familiar with the decisions.

Election security official fired by Trump sues over threats

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 8, 2020

The U.S. election and cybersecurity official who was fired last month by President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday over threatening remarks by a lawyer for the president that prompted a wave of death threats against him.

Tuesday’s safe harbor deadline is boost for Biden

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 8, 2020

A deadline set Tuesday under federal law essentially locks in President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, even though President Donald Trump is still falsely claiming he won reelection.

Biden eyes defeated candidates for key administration roles

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 3, 2020

In politics, there can sometimes be an upside to losing. President-elect Joe Biden is eyeing several Democrats who lost congressional reelection races last month for key positions in his administration. They include outgoing Reps. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Donna Shalala of Florida and Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama.

Wisconsin confirms Joe Biden as winner following recount

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 30, 2020

Joe Biden’s victory in battleground Wisconsin was confirmed Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over President Donald Trump, who has promised to file a lawsuit seeking to undo the results.

Georgia official announces investigations, defends election

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 30, 2020

Georgia's top elections official on Monday announced investigations into potential violations of election law even as he continued to defend the integrity of the state's election against what he said are baseless attacks.

Biden to nominate Yellen, highlight diversity on econ team

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 30, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced his senior economic team, including his plans to nominate the first woman to head the Treasury Department as well as several liberal economists and policy specialists who established their credentials during the previous two Democratic administrations.

Trump may be coming to terms with loss he won’t acknowledge

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states caused his election defeat.

Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign's latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.

Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

The Trump administration moved forward Friday on gutting a longstanding federal protection for the nation's birds, over objections from former federal officials and many scientists that billions more birds will likely perish as a result.

Top California air, climate regulator hopes to run Biden EPA

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

Over four decades, Mary Nichols has been the regulator behind some of the nation’s most ambitious climate policies and, in recent years, she’s been their staunchest defender against President Donald Trump's effort to dismantle them.

They’re baaack: Trump and allies still refuse election loss

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 26, 2020

Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump's relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” and Trump cleared the way for cooperation on a transition of power.