Republican Resistance Looms in the Senate for Biden’s Nominees Friday, 20 November 2020 ()
The polarization of the confirmation process, once a matter of giving the president the team he chooses, will present the new administration with a challenge in filling out its upper echelons.

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Rev. Raphael Warnock's allies warn of backlash in Georgia Senate runoff race over sermon attacks

The GOP is hoping to undercut Rev. Warnock with Georgia voters by playing up comments from his sermons but his allies say the attacks could backfire.

Georgia Republicans Seek Cover From Trump’s Fury Over Loss

Many in the state G.O.P. are expending significant effort — and contorting themselves into political pretzels — to navigate the president’s outrage over..

Georgia nears deadline for second recount as Trump plans rally

Over 80% of counties in Georgia have completed a second machine recount of votes from the November election, as requested by the Trump campaign, and elections..
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'They have not earned your vote': Trump allies urge Georgia Republicans to sit out Senate runoffs

The remarks underscore the delicate politics that Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue must navigate to turn out their base in Georgia.

Congress Will Press Ahead on Military Bill, Defying Trump’s Veto Threat

Republicans said they would not add a repeal demanded by President Trump of a legal shield for social media companies, and Democrats said they were prepared for..

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce official on COVID economic relief negotiations

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they support a new bipartisan $908 billion COVID-19 economic relief proposal as a..
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Biden transition: GOP objects to Biden nominees, a sign of what's to come

President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet picks are quickly running into the political reality of a narrowly controlled Senate that will leave the new Democratic..
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Arizona's Mark Kelly is sworn into Senate

With senior Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema by his side and his wife former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords watching nearby, Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark..

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Dr Fauci: The UK 'was not as careful' as US in vaccine approval

The US infectious disease expert will also meet with members of President-elect Joe Biden's team.
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Fauci to have first "substantive discussions" with Biden transition team

Fauci told CBS News that he has not yet spoken with President-elect Joe Biden but expects to do so in the near future.
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'Simply unthinkable': Law officers call for halt to executions in Trump's final weeks

Five executions are scheduled before Biden, who opposes capital punishment, takes office. Ninety current and former law officials want them to stop.

Georgia election recount confirms Joe Biden victory

Georgia confirmed for the third time that President-elect Joe Biden won the state. A second state recount, requested by the Trump campaign, found Biden beat..
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Eye Opener: More than 100,000 Americans hospitalized with COVID-19

More than 100,000 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus in the U.S., a grim new record. Also, Georgia finished its third count of presidential ballots,..
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