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White House has signed off on Joe Biden getting the President’s Daily Brief

White House has signed off on Joe Biden getting the President’s Daily Brief

Three weeks after the election, the White House has given formal approval for President-elect Joe Biden to receive the President’s Daily Brief, a White House official told CNN Tuesday. Coordination on when Biden will receive his first briefing is currently underway, but the move is another step toward a transition of power that President Donald…

Here’s who Joe Biden has selected for his Cabinet

Here’s who Joe Biden has selected for his Cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden is building out his Cabinet as he prepares for his time in the White House. The Cabinet includes the vice president and the heads of 15 executive departments: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury and Veterans Affairs.…

Justice Department places new pressure on immigrants facing deportation

Justice Department places new pressure on immigrants facing deportation

The Justice Department is requiring some immigrants facing deportation to file to stay in the United States in a matter of weeks, a highly unusual move that puts them at a disadvantage and at an increased risk of removal. Immigrants fighting deportation generally have a chance to make their case in court, where they can…

Key lines from the unveiling of Biden’s top national security and foreign policy team

Key lines from the unveiling of Biden’s top national security and foreign policy team

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced top members of his national security and foreign policy team. Biden’s nominees and appointees spoke for the first time since being announced on Monday by the transition team, and many offered implicit rebukes of President Donald Trump and his isolationist and “America First” worldview. “The team meets this moment,…

Trump loyalist connected to Biden conspiracy theories is leading Pentagon transition

Trump loyalist connected to Biden conspiracy theories is leading Pentagon transition

Kash Patel, a Trump loyalist who was connected to efforts to spread conspiracy theories about Joe Biden, has been put in charge of the Pentagon transition effort and will oversee coordination with the incoming Biden-Harris administration, according to two US defense officials. Patel, a former aide to Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, currently serves as chief…

Pennsylvania and Nevada certify election results for Biden, North Carolina for Trump

Pennsylvania and Nevada certify election results for Biden, North Carolina for Trump

Pennsylvania and Nevada on Tuesday certified their 2020 general election results, formally awarding a combined 26 electoral votes from two key battleground states to President-elect Joe Biden. North Carolina’s election board also certified the state’s presidential vote totals on Tuesday, awarding the state’s 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump. CNN had already projected Biden…

CDC ready for Biden transition: ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for’

CDC ready for Biden transition: ‘This is what we’ve been waiting for’

Leadership at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, beset by a Trump White House that was harshly critical of the agency’s coronavirus response, are anticipating the Biden transition team and the change a new administration will bring, senior health officials tell CNN. “This is what we’ve been waiting for is for them to send…

US warship warned by Russian ship after challenging claims in Sea of Japan

US warship warned by Russian ship after challenging claims in Sea of Japan

The US Navy challenged what it called Russia’s “excessive maritime claims” to waters in the Sea of Japan Tuesday, sailing a warship into an area claimed by Moscow, an act that drew a warning from a Russian ship. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the USS John S. McCain had violated Russian…