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Trump pays $3 million for recount of 2 Wisconsin counties

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

President Donald Trump filed Wednesday for a recount of Wisconsin's two most Democratic counties, paying the required $3 million cost and alleging that they were the sites of the “worst irregularities” although no evidence of illegal activity has been presented.

In court, Giuliani argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

A hearing on the Trump campaign's federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results was set to begin Tuesday after a judge denied the campaign's new lawyer's request for a delay.

Medical leaders urge Trump to aid Biden team

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

Leaders of the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and American Nurses Association say the Trump administration must share critical COVID-19 information with President-elect Joe Biden's transition team “to save countless lives.”

Biden filling top White House team with campaign veterans

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden announced a raft of top White House staff positions on Tuesday, drawing from the senior ranks of his campaign and some of his closest confidants to fill out an increasingly diverse White House leadership team.

Georgia elections chief battles fellow Republicans, Trump

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

Georgia's secretary of state is a man on an island, and the political flood is rising fast, as President Donald Trump and his allies vent their outrage at the fellow Republican and make unsupported claims that mismanagement and fraud tainted the state's presidential election.

After Trump, will the presidency recede a bit for Americans?

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

 Calvin Coolidge, known by some as “Silent Cal” during his time in the White House, used his autobiography to live up to his nickname. “The words of a president,” he wrote in 1929 after leaving office, “have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately."

Biden vows to strengthen economy despite exploding pandemic

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

Acknowledging that the nation is in a “dark” place, President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said his administration would strengthen the country's vulnerable economy despite the exploding pandemic as he pushed forward with the business of preparing to assume the presidency.

Hardening partisan map steepens Democrats’ climb in Senate

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

Pinned six years in the minority, Democrats have an uphill but real shot at wresting Senate control in January, with more opportunities in 2022. Yet as states increasingly sort themselves along hardening partisan lines, it's complicating Democrats' drive to win the majority and keep it.

Trump conclusively lost, denies the evidence

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

In the face of conclusive evidence that he lost, President Donald Trump is claiming “I won.” His tweet Monday sought to perpetuate the mathematically impossible and thoroughly debunked myth that he pulled out a victory from the election that definitively chose Democrat Joe Biden as the next president.

Trump aide promises ‘very professional transition’ to Biden

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 16, 2020

President Donald Trump's national security adviser promised a “very professional transition” to the administration of President-elect Joe Biden in an interview broadcast Monday, even as Trump continues to falsely claim he won the November election.

Tight spot: Trump loss complicates Pence’s political future

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 13, 2020

For Mike Pence, a second term for President Donald Trump would have been a 2024 ticket to Republican frontrunner status. But with Trump's loss — after Pence spent the last four years as his most loyal soldier and the past year doggedly campaigning on his behalf — the vice president is contending with a far less certain future. 

Repudiating Trump, officials say election ‘most secure’

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 13, 2020

Rejecting President Donald Trump's persistent claims and complaints, a broad coalition of top government and industry officials is declaring that the Nov. 3 voting and the following count unfolded smoothly with no more than the usual minor hiccups.

China congratulates Biden, but few U.S. policy changes seen

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 13, 2020

 China on Friday became one of the last major countries to congratulate U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who is expected to make few changes to U.S. policy in conflicts with Beijing over trade, technology and security.