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Replying to @AP: Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she will step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The move follows criticism by…

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she will step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The move follows criticism by some influential liberals of her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings.

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Replying to @AP: BREAKING: The Trump administration is clearing the way for the start of President-elect Joe Biden's transition, despite Trump vowin…

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BREAKING: The Trump administration is clearing the way for the start of President-elect Joe Biden's transition, despite Trump vowing to keep up election fight.

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President-elect Joe Biden has selected Avril Haines to be director of national intelligence. If confirmed, Haines would be the first woman to be the nation’s top intelligence officer, charged with overseeing more than a dozen U.S. intelligence agencies.

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President-elect Joe Biden's six appointments announced on Monday, almost all of them alumni of the Obama administration, represent a fundamental shift away from President Donald Trump’s policies and personnel selections.

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Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert of Colorado is known for carrying a Glock pistol, and she's already asked about carrying a weapon at the U.S. Capitol. If she brings her weapon to Washington, she apparently won't be the only lawmaker who does.

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Few in either party expected Trump’s coattails to be as long. House Democrats blame that and other errors, like failing to grow appeal among enough Latino voters, for making them lose enough seats that they’ll have the smallest majority in over a century.

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Today in #Election2020:
• Antony Blinken said to be Biden's choice for secretary of state.
• Courts have uniformly rejected Trump campaign claims of vote fraud.
• Voting rights advocates worry Trump strategy could erode Black voters' trust in elections.

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President Trump and his allies are making a false argument that Barack Obama's team hampered the incoming administration four years ago. The Trump administration has yet to formally acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory and start the transition process.

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Lawyers for President Trump's campaign have claimed widespread voter fraud, but they backpedaled in court when pressed for admissible evidence. With legal losses piling up for Trump, Rudy Giuliani argued a pivotal case in Pennsylvania. It did not go well.

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Joe Biden's first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration, his incoming chief of staff says. Ron Klain says the Trump administration’s refusal to begin the transition is taking a toll on planning.

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Voting-rights advocates worry that the Trump campaign's baseless allegations of fraud involving votes cast in overwhelmingly Black population centers could erode Black voters’ trust in elections.

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During a visit to the Persian Gulf, U.S.. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is touting the Trump administration’s Iran policy. Analysts expect President-elect Joe Biden to be more willing to engage with Iran.

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President Trump’s legal team has repeatedly alleged vote fraud since the Nov. 3 election. But in court, judges have uniformly rejected those claims and found the campaign’s legal work amateurish.

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Latest on Election 2020:
• Federal judge issues scathing order tossing Trump lawsuit in Pennsylvania.
• Trump campaign requests recount in Georgia.
• Wisconsin officials accuse Trump campaign observers of obstructing recount.

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Joe Biden spent the week at his Delaware home carefully trying to build a government and preparing to take on a pandemic. But President Trump largely kept to himself behind closed doors, at a mostly empty White House, tweeting.

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Joe Biden is against the death penalty and will work to end its use, his spokesman said, as the Justice Department scheduled three more federal executions before the Jan. 20 inauguration.

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Replying to @APFactCheck: This week’s #APFactCheck focuses on President Trump’s attempts to cling to office after his election loss. https://t.co/rE…

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This week’s #APFactCheck focuses on President Trump’s attempts to cling to office after his election loss.

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President Donald Trump says his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is doing “very well” in quarantine after becoming infected with the coronavirus. A spokesman for the younger Trump says he tested positive earlier this week.

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The Justice Department has scheduled three more federal executions before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, including two just days before his inauguration.

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After meeting with President Trump, Michigan GOP lawmakers say they're not aware of any information that would change Joe Biden's victory in the state. “The candidates who win the most votes win elections," they said in a statement.

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