Trump’s national security adviser floats a 2024 bid with friends

Covid cases are soaring, businesses are staring at a gloomy winter, millions of Americans are struggling and Congress … well, they’re on recess. POLITICO’s Sarah Ferris breaks down why there’s still no deal on another round of coronavirus relief. O’Brien declined to comment on the record for this report. O’Brien, 54, is a lawyer by […]

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Biden builds out White House legislative affairs team

Goff has worked for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in a number of positions, most recently as floor director for the House of Representatives. She was the first Black woman to hold that position, which allowed her to set the legislative schedule and determine which bills came to the House floor. “The American people are […]

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First Biden Cabinet picks coming Tuesday, top advisers say

“But if you want to know what Cabinet agencies they are, who’s going to be in those Cabinet agencies,” he added, “you’ll have to wait for the president-elect to say that himself on Tuesday.” Appearing separately on CNN’s “State of the Union,” senior adviser Jennifer Psaki spoke about the diversity of Biden’s Cabinet picks, following […]

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Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn’t concede

The handover requires no sharing of information between the outgoing Trump team and incoming Biden team, according to the company. All existing tweets on those accounts will be archived and Twitter will transfer the accounts — reset to zero tweets — to the Biden White House that day. Why it matters: Trump has protested Biden’s […]

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Trump gins up TV theatrics in election fight as lawsuits fizzle

Short answer: No. Long answer: Listen to the episode. POLITICO’s Zach Montellaro breaks down the convoluted Electoral College process between now and December 14th, when the results become official, and why there’s virtually nothing that could change the fact that Joe Biden is the President-Elect. Plus, Biden is set to meet with Pelosi and Schumer […]

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‘Traitors to the president’: Conservatives fear public preparation for Biden term

As Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration inches closer, this lack of preparation within the conservative movement has some of its top members worried they are unwittingly damaging their joint legacy with the president and creating an opening for the next administration to swiftly pursue a radical agenda. Meanwhile, Trump shows no signs of relenting in his […]

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Biden builds team for Senate confirmation battles

Biden has also dispatched his campaign’s rapid response director, Andrew Bates, for a leadership role on the team, along with Sean Savett and Saloni Sharma, who worked on Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaigns, respectively. Jorge Neri, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign, will also be the deputy outreach director on confirmations. The […]

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Pence faces a new test after 4 years of fealty to Trump

Joe Biden won the election more than a week ago. But the But the General Services Administration — the agency that certifies presidential transitions — is still blocking Biden’s transition team from accessing government resources. Should Trump launch a campaign for a non-consecutive second term — something he’s privately mused about, according to a person […]

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Whitmer: Atlas’ call for Michiganders to ‘rise up’ against Covid restrictions ‘took my breath away’

In another tweet later Sunday night, Atlas wrote that he “NEVER was talking at all about violence. People vote, people peacefully protest. NEVER would I endorse or incite violence. NEVER!!” Atlas, a physician with no expertise in infectious diseases or epidemiology, has won favor in the White House in recent months by advocating against coronavirus […]

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Thousands rally behind Trump, believing he won race he lost

“I just want to keep up his spirits and let him know we support him,” one loyalist, Anthony Whittaker of Winchester, Virginia, said from outside the Supreme Court, where a few thousand assembled after a march along Pennsylvania Avenue from Freedom Plaza, near the White House. A broad coalition of top government and industry officials […]

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