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Trump campaign sues to block Pennsylvania election result, Republicans escalate to US Supreme Court

November 10, 2020

Trump campaign sues in federal court to block Pennsylvania election result; 10 republican state attorney generals file amicus briefing in US Supreme to challenge counting of ballots received after Election Day HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign launched a lawsuit to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, suing Monday as…

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Trump fires Esper as Pentagon chief after election defeat

November 9, 2020

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, an unprecedented move by a president struggling to accept election defeat and angry at a Pentagon leader he believes wasn’t loyal enough. The decision was widely expected as Trump had grown increasingly unhappy with Esper…

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Transcript of Vice President-elect Harris’ victory speech

November 9, 2020

Transcript of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory speech Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware, as prepared and provided by the Biden campaign: ___ Good evening. Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote: “Democracy is not a state. It is an act.” And what he meant was that America’s democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as…

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Kamala Harris books surge in popularity after election

November 9, 2020

By LINDSEY BAHR Books by and about Kamala Harris proved to be a popular purchase following the election. The vice president-elect was the subject or author of four books on Amazon’s top 10 Sunday. They included her own children’s book “Superheroes Are Everywhere,” her memoir “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” a children’s book…

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Transfer of Power: What is the Presidential Transition Act?

November 9, 2020

“Six months before an election, the President must establish a White House Transition Coordinating Council, chaired by a senior employee of the Executive Office of the President” NOTE: Trump or any former president can not illegally stay in office or extend their term after Jan. 20, 2021, noon. The Constitution states a president’s term ends…

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President-elect Biden turns to business of transition

November 8, 2020

By WILL WEISSERT WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden used his first national address as president-elect to vow to heal a deeply divided nation, declaring it was time to “let this grim era of demonization in America begin to end” and reaching out to the millions of people who voted against him to say, “Let’s…

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Harris pays tribute to Black women in 1st speech as VP-elect

November 8, 2020

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday paid tribute to the women, particularly Black women, whose shoulders she stands on as she shatters barriers that have kept mostly white men entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. “Tonight I reflect on their struggle, their determination and the…

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Biden, Harris win White House, vowing new direction for divided US

November 7, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty…

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