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Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

January 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden campaigns in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, right, and Jon Ossoff, left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) By Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow And Russ Bynum Associated Press  ATLANTA — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes…

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Pence defies Trump, affirms Biden’s win

January 7, 2021

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence defied President Donald Trump early Thursday morning as he affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s November victory, putting an end to Trump’s futile efforts to subvert American democracy and overturn the results of the election. In a move that infuriated Trump and left his…

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Congress set to confirm Biden’s electoral win over Trump

January 6, 2021

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything but, a political confrontation unseen since…

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Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

January 6, 2021

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther…

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Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up

December 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff, right, gesture toward a crowd during a campaign rally on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) By Elana Schor And Ben Nadler ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA  — Bishop Reginald Jackson stepped to the microphone at a drive-in rally…

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Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

December 4, 2020

By Alexandra Jaffe And Andrew Taylor ASSOCIATED PRESS  WILMINGTON, Del.  — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what’s expected to be a return to a more traditional press operation. Biden campaign communications…

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Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

November 24, 2020

By MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump, state officials said Tuesday. The Pennsylvania State Department “certified the results of the November 3 election…

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Biden selects Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations; fills cabinet for national security

November 23, 2020

Photo: Wikipedia WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama administration veterans for top national security positions, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances, career diplomats and other veteran government officials. The six picks, including former Secretary of State John Kerry, mark a return to…

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