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Trump promises continued election fight as Biden makes key appointments

WASHINGTON/WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump questioned on Sunday whether the Supreme Court would ever hear a case airing his unproven allegations of widespread election fraud, as President-elect Joe Biden named more officials for leading roles in his new administration. Learn More


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U.S. Supreme Court weighs Trump bid to bar illegal immigrants from census totals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday is set to take up President Donald Trump's unprecedented and contentious effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the population totals used to allocate U.S. House of Representatives districts to states. More »


Biden expected to name senior members of economic team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name former Obama administration adviser Neera Tanden as director of the White House budget office, and economist Cecilia Rouse as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers as soon as Monday, according to a person familiar with the process. More »


Biden names all-woman communications team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday tapped key campaign staff and advisors to lead his all-woman communications team, naming former Obama State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki as his White House press secretary and campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield as communications director. More »


Biden to receive first presidential intelligence briefing on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden will receive on Monday his first presidential daily briefing, a report with information from the intelligence agencies of the United States, Biden's office said. More »


Wisconsin counties finish recounts, Biden's lead reconfirmed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The recount of presidential ballots in Wisconsin’s two largest counties finished on Sunday, confirming that Democratic President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the key swing state by more than 20,000 votes. More »


In fresh blow to Trump, U.S. court rejects Pennsylvania election case

(Reuters) -A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump's bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election. More »


Factbox: The Biden Cabinet - President-elect begins to build a team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic President-elect Joe Biden has begun nominating the members of his Cabinet and White House, working to fulfill his promise to build an administration that reflects the nation's diversity. More »


U.S. appeals ruling that barred Postal Service changes before election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and President Donald Trump late Friday appealed a federal judge's ruling suspending service changes and requiring aggressive steps to ensure ballot deliveries ahead of the November presidential election, the Justice Department said. More »


Former head of U.S. election security calls Trump team fraud allegations 'farcical'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The top U.S. cybersecurity official fired by Republican President Donald Trump for saying the Nov. 3 election was the most secure in American history said on Friday voter fraud allegations made by Trump and his allies are "farcical". More »


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