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  • IOC confirms Bach is only candidate for Olympic presidency

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says Thomas Bach will have no opponents for his re-election as president in a vote scheduled in March. More than 100 IOC members were told Bach is the only candidate for the presidential poll at their meeting due to be staged in Athens. The German lawyer’s re-election […]
  • Election 2020 Today: Biden’s economic team, Emanuel weighed

    Here’s what’s happening Tuesday in Election 2020 and President-elect Joe Biden’s transition. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ECONOMIC TEAM: With unemployment still high and a new economic slump possible this winter, President-elect Joe Biden has announced a liberal team of economic advisers. His picks have long focused on workers, inequality and the disadvantaged. Biden’s nominee for treasury […]
  • Georgia runoff to decide short-term successor to John Lewis

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters on Tuesday are choosing the short-term replacement for civil rights legend John Lewis. Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin are contesting a runoff election. The men finished first and second, but no one won a majority in a first round of voting […]
  • Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — With unemployment still high and the pandemic threatening yet another economic slump, President-elect Joe Biden is assembling a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the nation’s workers and government efforts to address economic inequality. Janet Yellen, announced Monday as Biden’s nominee for treasury secretary, served as chair of […]
  • Joe Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary

    CHICAGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secretary. Biden’s selection of his nominee to lead the Transportation Department is not believed to be imminent, and Emanuel is among multiple candidates in the running for […]
  • Democrat concedes in US House race north of LA

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrat Christy Smith conceded Monday in a knife-edged loss to Republican rival Mike Garcia, who retained his Congressional seat in the 25th District north of Los Angeles. “With final votes counted in this race, it’s clear we will not be able to close the 339-vote gap,” Smith said in a statement. […]
  • Trump headed to Georgia as turnout driver, but also a threat

    ATLANTA (AP) — Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump’s conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party’s ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. The concerns come ahead of Trump’s planned Saturday visit to Georgia to campaign alongside Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, […]
  • Trump science adviser Scott Atlas leaving White House job

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post. A White House official confirmed that the Stanford University neuroradiologist, who had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, resigned at the end of […]
  • Wisconsin, Arizona certify Biden wins in presidential vote

    Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election results in favor of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump’s legal team continued to dispute the results. Biden’s victory in Wisconsin was certified Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over Trump, who has promised to file a lawsuit […]
  • Judge: Detained immigrants must see a judge within 10 days

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newly detained immigrants must appear before a judge within 10 days, rather than the weeks or months they’ve sometimes had to endure in recent years, a judge said Monday. Civil rights groups praised the ruling by U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan as the first of its kind in the nation […]
  • Franklin, Hall vie for a few weeks in Congress from Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — A small number of ballots on Tuesday could decide an extremely short term in Congress as voters in Georgia pick the man who will succeed the civil rights legend John Lewis, if only for a few weeks. Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin are […]
  • It’s Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Major Biden is getting an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot. As if that weren’t enough for one weekend, it was also confirmed that Major will have to share the White House with, of […]
  • Political fight brewing over Biden’s WH budget chief nominee

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget is quickly emerging as a political battle that could disrupt his efforts to swiftly fill out his administration. Some Republicans are expressing doubt that Neera Tanden could be confirmed by the Senate after she spent years attacking GOP lawmakers […]
  • Arizona certifies Biden’s narrow victory over Trump

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials certified the state’s election results on Monday, formalizing Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow victory over Donald Trump even as the Republican president’s attorneys continued to make baseless claims of fraud about the state’s vote count. Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey both vouched for the integrity […]
  • Ohio’s Democratic Party chair stepping down after 6 years

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic Party chair is stepping down after six years during which Republicans, including Donald Trump, dominated statewide elections, he said Monday. David Pepper, a former Hamilton County commissioner and Cincinnati council member, sent a letter to party officials saying he will resign at year’s end. He suggested those interested in succeeding […]
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