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Biden transition braces for tough Senate confirmation for Neera Tanden

Biden transition braces for tough Senate confirmation for Neera Tanden

Joe Biden‘s transition team is bracing for a tough Senate confirmation battle for the President-elect’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, who is already facing fierce opposition from Senate Republicans. Neera Tanden, the CEO and president of the left-leaning Center for American Progress, was announced on Monday as Biden’s choice for the…MORE

Pentagon shake-up continues as another top official departs

Pentagon shake-up continues as another top official departs

The top official leading the Pentagon’s Defeat-ISIS Task Force resigned Monday, becoming the latest senior official to be fired or asked to resign in recent days, part of a White House-directed post-election purge that saw some of the senior-most Defense Department civilians ousted in a matter of days. “Today, Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller…MORE

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration

Dr. Scott Atlas, a highly controversial member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, has resigned from his post in the Trump administration, according to a person who works with the task force. A source familiar with what happened told CNN that Atlas turned in his resignation letter to President Donald Trump on Monday. As…MORE

Georgia reports more than 940,000 absentee ballot requests for Senate runoff

Georgia reports more than 940,000 absentee ballot requests for Senate runoff

More than 940,000 mail-in ballots have been requested in Georgia for the January 5 runoff election that will decide which party controls the Senate, Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting systems implementation manager, said Monday. That includes 604,255 people who are eligible to receive mail-in ballots automatically, according to Sterling. For comparison, 1,322,529 absentee ballots were…MORE

Justice Department releases Trump’s pardon of Flynn and asks court for dismissal

Justice Department releases Trump’s pardon of Flynn and asks court for dismissal

The Justice Department on Monday released a copy of President Donald Trump’s pardon of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and formally asked a federal court to dismiss the case against him. Trump’s pardon, announced last week, appears to clear Flynn from the crimes he’s admitted to and all possible prosecutions in the future that…MORE

READ: Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn

READ: Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn

The Justice Department on Monday released a copy of President Donald Trump’s pardon last week of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read the pardon here: Executive Grant of Clemency Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING: BE IT KNOWN, THAT THIS DAY,…MORE

Wisconsin governor certifies state’s electoral votes for Biden

Wisconsin governor certifies state’s electoral votes for Biden

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday formally certified Joe Biden’s victory, signing the paperwork to award the state’s 10 electoral votes to the President-elect after a recount in Wisconsin’s two most populous counties. “Today I carried out my duty to certify the November 3rd election, and as required by state and federal law, I’ve signed…MORE