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Capitol siege raises security concerns for Joe Biden inaugural – us presidential election

The violent insurrection at the US Capitol is intensifying scrutiny over security at an inauguration ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden already reshaped by a pandemic and the prospect that his predecessor may not attend. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office from the Capitol’s West Front, one of the very locations where a violent mob ...

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Top White House officials led by O’Brien consider resigning – us presidential election

Donald Trump’s top National Security Council officials and a deputy White House chief of staff are considering resigning over the president’s encouragement of protests that led to his supporters storming the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, according to people familiar with the matter. Those who are discussing stepping down include National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and his deputy, Matt Pottinger, the ...

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Joe Biden to take oath outside Capitol amid Covid-19 restrictions – us presidential election

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office outside the US Capitol building as inauguration planners seek to craft an event that captures the traditional grandeur of the historic ceremony while complying with Covid-19 protocols. Biden’s team released some broad details for the January 20 event on Tuesday. They’re proceeding with the plans without ...

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Joe Biden captures electoral votes from all states Donald Trump contested – us presidential election

Electoral College members in all six battleground states where President Donald Trump most fiercely contested the results cast their ballots for Democrat Joe Biden on Monday, effectively cutting off the president’s path to overturning the election. The vote marks the watershed moment some Republican lawmakers have said would signal the end of their support for attempts to overturn the Nov. ...

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Joe Biden clinches electoral college win as California certifies – us presidential election

Joe Biden now officially has more than the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to claim the presidency after California certified its election results on Friday evening. Secretary of State Alex Padilla approved the results, according to his office, which Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom will use to prepare the Certificate of Ascertainment appointing the state’s 55 electors for Biden. All ...

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Georgia elections official urges Donald Trump to rein in supporters – us presidential election

A top Georgia elections official on Tuesday lashed out angrily at the rhetoric surrounding the election and the threats of violence that have resulted, specifically calling on President Donald Trump to rein in his supporters. Gabriel Sterling is a Republican who oversaw the implementation of the state’s new voting system. During a routine news conference at the state Capitol to ...

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Neera Tanden has shown bad judgment in the past, says Republican Nikki Haley – us presidential election

Republican politician Nikki Haley Tuesday said Neera Tanden’s nomination as the Director of Office of Management and Budget is “deeply concerning”, as she has shown “bad judgment” in the past. “Tanden has shown bad judgment in the past. She said that @realDonaldTrump is ‘part of conspiracy against US’ & has a track record of disparaging Rep Senators. There’s a saying ...

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Joe Biden expresses sense of urgency in advancing climate goals – us presidential election

Joe Biden has expressed a clear sense of urgency in advancing climate goals as the US President-elect discussed his decision to rejoin the historic Paris Agreement on his first day in office during a meeting on climate policy. In the virtual meeting with national security and climate policy staff on Monday, Biden reiterated his intention to ensure climate change is ...

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Joe Biden gets access to President’s Daily Brief: Report – us presidential election

Joe Biden on Monday got his first look as president-elect at the President’s Daily Brief, a top secret summary of US intelligence and world events — a document former first lady Michelle Obama has called “The Death, Destruction, and Horrible Things Book.” Biden has already had eyes on different iterations of the so-called PDB, which is tailored to the way ...

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Who is Neera Tanden? Joe Biden’s possible Indian-American pick for budget chief – us presidential election

Indian-American Neera Tanden may be chosen for the top position in the White House responsible for managing the administration’s budget as she is likely to be US President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, local media reports suggested. If the reports are confirmed by the United States Senate, the 50-year-old, who is currently ...

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