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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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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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