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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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No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

January 5, 2021

Above Photo: Youtube screenshot/Jacob Blake By TODD RICHMOND and MICHAEL TARM KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will not file criminal charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha last summer, leaving him paralyzed and setting off sometimes violent protests in the…

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Electoral College makes it official: Biden won, Trump lost

December 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: President-elect Joe Biden speaks after the Electoral College formally elected him as president, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Electoral College formally chose Joe Biden on Monday as the nation’s next president, giving him a solid electoral…

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A College Graduation

December 17, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Pa. State Rep. Jordan Harris  (Photo/Pa. House) On Monday, Pennsylvania’s Electoral College delegates met in Harrisburg. And so did the Republicans. By Denise Clay As the Minority Whip for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, State Rep. Jordan Harris knows his way around the chamber when he goes to Harrisburg for his job. He has…

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The Electoral College: An Explainer

December 11, 2020

On Monday, the Electoral College meets to officially vote for the President of the United States. But does it still make sense? By Denise Clay Sure, Texas Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to invalidate the presidential election in four states — including Pennsylvania —…

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Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

December 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Neera Tanden, Wally Adeyemo, Cecilia Rouse (Photos courtesy Biden-Harris Transition Team) By Christopher Rugaber And Aamer Madhani ASSOCIATED PRESS WILMINGTON, Del. — 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…

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Initial senior leadership team announced for presidential inaugural committee

December 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris began forming a Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) to organize activities surrounding their swearing-in on January 20, 2021, announcing the initial senior leadership team who will lead PIC and unveiling its online presence. Tony Allen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer Tony Allen, Ph.D., is the…

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Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

November 26, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to participate in a town hall with moderator ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Democrat Joe Biden has been…

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GOP leaders in 4 states quash dubious Trump bid on electors

November 20, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: State Sen. Jake Corman (Photo/Pa.Senate) and State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (Photo/Pa.House By Bob Christie And Nicholas Riccardi ASSOCIATED PRESS  Republican leaders in four critical states won by President-elect Joe Biden say they won’t participate in a legally dubious scheme to flip their state’s electors to vote for President Donald Trump. Their comments effectively shut…

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Black Votes Matter

November 20, 2020

According to a national exit poll, Pennsylvania’s Black voters really flexed their muscles in the 2020 Elections. By Denise Clay On Election Day, then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spent part of the day going into Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia to campaign and connect with voters that he hoped would help him reach his electoral goal….

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