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  • Republicans remain poised to block most of Biden's proposals, just as they thwarted much of President Barack Obama's efforts on Capitol Hill. But 50-50 control permits action on special legislation that can’t be filibustered, and momentum for the popular parts of Covid-19 relief could easily propel an early aid bill into law.
  • The president-elect campaigned on a path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million people in the U.S. illegally, but it was unclear how quickly he would move while wrestling with the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and other priorities.
  • The former vice-president will have to grapple with a nation hard-hit by Covid-19: known infections have surpassed 23 million with almost 400,000 deaths recorded.
  • Speaking just one day after lawmakers finally certified his election victory following the invasion of the US Capitol by supporters of outgoing president Donald Trump, Biden announced he would next week unveil a relief program for the pandemic-ravaged economy.
  • There have been discussions at the White House about Trump leaving Washington on Jan. 19, a source familiar with the matter said.
  • The legislation puts Biden on track to deliver on a major campaign promise important to Latino voters and other immigrant communities after four years of President Donald Trump's restrictive policies and mass deportations.
  • President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that 'we have nothing to fear but fear itself'.
  • President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the US without legal status
  • Gary Gensler will serve as chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra will head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
  • Joe Biden faces unrivaled challenges as he takes oath
    When President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office Wednesday, he'll immediately face an almost unparalleled series of challenges, raising fresh questions about how he will achieve his long-promised unity in a nation so deeply divided.Joe Biden faces unrivaled challenges as he takes oath
  • Kamala Harris prepares for central role in Joe Biden's White House
    With the confluence of crises confronting Joe Biden's administration and an evenly divided Senate in which she would deliver the tie-breaking vote, Harris is shaping up to be a central player in addressing everything from the Covid pandemic to criminal justice reform.
  • Heavy security presence at Georgia State Capitol ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration
    The threat of extremist groups demonstrating at statehouses across the country prompted some governors to roll out a show of force and ramp up security Sunday, less than two weeks after a mob overran the nation's Capitol. At the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia State Patrol officials were joined by National Guard troops and their armored vehicles.Heavy security presence at Georgia State Capitol ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration
  • US President-elect Joe Biden says science will be at 'forefront' of his administration
    In a dig at the outgoing Trump administration, President-elect Joe Biden said the team of scientific advisers he introduced Saturday will lead with "science and truth" because "we believe in both". Biden is elevating the position of science adviser to Cabinet level, a White House first, and said that Eric Lander, a pioneer in mapping the human genome who is in line to be director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, is "one of the most brilliant guys I know."US President-elect Joe Biden says science will be at 'forefront' of his administration
  • Joe Biden's virus plan: 100 million shots just the start
    Getting 100 million shots into Americans' arms in his first 100 days is only the beginning of his coronavirus plan, President-elect Joe Biden has declared.
  • President-elect Joe Biden uses the Defense Production Act for vaccines
    President-elect Joe Biden will use the Defense Production Act to expand the production of the and vaccination supplies as part of a wide-ranging plan to deliver on his pledge to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days. (AP)President-elect Joe Biden uses the Defense Production Act for vaccines
  • Nancy Pelosi: Added security won't change Joe Biden's inauguration
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the added security measures in and around the Capitol following lasts week's attempted insurrection, won't change the nature of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. (AP)Nancy Pelosi: Added security won't change Joe Biden's inauguration
  • Fate of Joe Biden agenda rests with Chuck Schumer in 50-50 Senate
    A 38-year veteran of Congress who first came to the Senate during President Bill Clinton's impeachment, Schumer is a 70-year-old bundle of energy with one overriding mandate: Help Joe Biden become a successful president. To do so, he'll have to leverage the narrowest possible majority _ a 50-50 Senate with the incoming vice president, Kamala Harris, delivering the tiebreaking vote.
  • Current vaccine rollout in US 'a dismal failure': Joe Biden
    President-elect Joe Biden called the current rollout of the coronavirus vaccine "a dismal failure" as he highlighted his $1.9 trillion plan to combat the pandemic and provide additional relief.Current vaccine rollout in US 'a dismal failure': Joe Biden
  • Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Joe Biden inaugural
    When she reads next Wednesday, she will be continuing a tradition - for Democratic presidents - that includes such celebrated poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. The latter's "On the Pulse of Morning," written for the 1993 inauguration of President Bill Clinton, went on to sell more than 1 million copies when published in book form.
  • Impeachment complicates the already hectic early days of Joe Biden's presidency
    The confluence of events amounts to one of the most politically and logistically complicated openings to a new administration in modern history, requiring Biden to try to move the country into a post-Trump era even as senators debate Trump's most divisive acts.
  • Confirmation hearing postponed for Joe Biden's intel chief pick
    Avril Haines, a former CIA deputy director and former deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration, was to have appeared Friday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  • Joe Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem coronavirus and downturn
    President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged economic fallout.Joe Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem coronavirus and downturn
  • Joe Biden forgoing Amtrak trip to Washington over security fears
    Security in Washington has ramped up considerably in preparation for the inauguration after the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump, and the FBI warned over the weekend of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to the event.
  • Vaccines and masks: Joe Biden plan aims to break pandemic cycle
    The Biden plan comes as a divided nation remains caught in the grip of the pandemic's most dangerous wave yet. So far, more than 380,000 Americans have died.
  • Tom Hanks to host special TV show for Joe Biden's inauguration
    The 90-minute show titled 'Celebrating America' will also feature performances by Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato.
  • Tom Hanks to host Joe Biden inauguration TV show
    Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week: universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.
  • Joe Biden signals tough approach against China
    US President-elect Joe Biden has signalled a tough approach against China and called for coalitions of like-minded states in handling the challenges emanating from Beijing.
  • Facebook sees rise in violent rhetoric tied to Joe Biden's inauguration
    Signals Facebook tracked included digital flyers promoting the events surrounding Joe Biden's inauguration, some of them featuring calls to arms or the insignia of militias or hate groups.
  • Advocacy group: Joe Biden should revamp US human rights policy
    Kenneth Roth, the advocacy group's executive director, lamented "four years of Trump's indifference and often hostility to human rights" and his support for autocratic leaders and dictators in ways that eroded U.S. credibility.
  • Joe Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblock'
    President-elect Joe Biden is warning of massive damage done to the national security apparatus by the Trump administration and roadblocks in communication between agency officials and his transition team that could undermine Americans' security. During remarks Monday in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said his team has faced "obstruction" from the "political leadership" at the Defense Department and the Office of Management and Budget as they've sought to gather necessary information to continue the transition of power.Joe Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblock'
  • Joe Biden chooses veteran diplomat William Burns as CIA director
    A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, had a 33-year career at the State Department under both Republican and Democratic presidents. He rose through the ranks of the diplomatic corps to become deputy secretary of state before retiring in 2014 to run the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace.
  • President-elect Joe Biden pushes for $2000 'stimulus checks' for Americans
    With the Democrats now having a majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, and Biden set to be sworn in as the 46th President of the US on January 20, the former vice president is likely to push for a new stimulus package later this month.
  • Major technology companies join list of Joe Biden inaugural donors
    The donor list, released Saturday evening by the committee, was filled mostly with individual donors, including major givers to Democrats such as Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons; Richard Blum, the husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California; and Donald Sussman.
  • Mike Pence to attend Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan 20
    Prior to this, Pence was already planning to attend the inauguration, but he was waiting for an invitation. Biden said Friday that he was glad Pence would be attending.
  • Will introduce immigration bill 'immediately' after taking office, says Joe Biden
    Restricting immigration has been a focus of the Trump administration since its first days when it issued the travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, and it has continued into Trump's final year in office as the White House uses the COVID-19 pandemic as cover.
  • Donald Trump to skip Joe Biden swearing-in, Biden's fine with that
    Donald Trump, who has not appeared in public since a violent mob of his supporters besieged the Capitol on Wednesday and tried to halt the transfer of power, will be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson not to attend his successor's inauguration.
  • Mike Pompeo meets Joe Biden nominee Antony Blinken for 'orderly transition'
    Pompeo -- a stalwart defender of President Donald Trump, who begrudgingly acknowledged defeat Thursday -- met Blinken "in order to facilitate an orderly transition and to ensure American interests are protected abroad," a State Department official said.
  • Donald Trump one of most incompetent US presidents: Joe Biden
    Sidestepping the questions related to impeachment or removal from office in the remaining 12 days, Biden said that quickest way Trump could be removed is his inauguration on January 20.
  • President Trump skipping inauguration a ‘good thing’: Joe Biden
    US President-Elect Joe Biden on President Trump's decision to not to attend the inauguration on Jan 20 is a “good thing”. “One of the few things he and I have ever agreed on. It’s a good thing, him not showing up,” said Joe Biden. Recently, outgoing President Trump announced that he won’t be attending President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in. (ANI)President Trump skipping inauguration a ‘good thing’: Joe Biden
  • President-elect Joe Biden: Up to Congress on 2nd Trump impeachment
    President-elect Joe Biden says it’s up to Congress whether to pursue a second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Biden agreed with Trump's decision Friday not to attend his inauguration: "It's a good thing him not showing up." (AP)President-elect Joe Biden: Up to Congress on 2nd Trump impeachment
  • Capitol siege raises security concerns for Joe Biden inaugural
    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 overpowered police and stormed the building. They also scaled and occupied the scaffolding and bleachers in place for the ceremonies.
  • Joe Biden promises more coronavirus relief efforts
    President-elect Joe Biden says the coronavirus relief package passed by Congress is "just the first step" and a "down payment" in addressing multiple crises facing America.
  • Joe Biden to introduce Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general
    The four lawyers are to be introduced by Biden at an event Thursday afternoon in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Democrats are on track to take Senate control. Here's what it means for Joe Biden
    ​​Which would mean that the tiebreaker vote will vest with Kamala Harris after she is sworn in on January 20 as the Vice President. Which would mean that Biden can get his Cabinet nominees approved. And which would mean that if there is a sudden vacancy in the 9-judge US Supreme Court, Biden could have his choice approved in the US Senate. The Democrats already control the US House of Representatives where Nancy Pelosi has just been elected the Speaker.
  • Democratic Senate win a game-changer for Joe Biden
    The victories would mean that Democrats and independents aligned with them will have 50 seats -- an evenly divided Senate that gives Democrats control as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will break ties.
  • Former President George Bush to attend Joe Biden's inauguration
    "I believe this will be the eighth inauguration they've had the privilege of attending - President Trump's being the most recent - and witnessing the peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of our democracy that never gets old," Ford said.
  • Congress set to confirm Joe Biden's electoral win over Donald Trump
    The president's Republican allies' effort to object to the election results is certain to fail, defeated by bipartisan majorities in Congress prepared to accept the results. Biden, who won the Electoral College 306-232, is set to be inaugurated Jan. 20.
  • Trump not be allowed to golf in Scotland during inauguration of Joe Biden: Nicola Sturgeon
    Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday US President Donald Trump would not be allowed to travel to Scotland to play golf during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. "We are not allowing people to come into Scotland without an essential purpose right now, and that would apply to him just as it applies to anybody else," she said. "And coming to play golf is not what I would consider to be an essential purpose."Trump not be allowed to golf in Scotland during inauguration of Joe Biden: Nicola Sturgeon
  • Asia Society urges Joe Biden to expand scope of relationship with India
    The Asia Society said that it will be a tightrope walk, but the Biden administration should not hesitate to voice support for human rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law as it deals with any of its partners, including India.
  • Joe Biden and Mexico leader discuss migration
    Biden spoke Saturday with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and emphasized "the need to reinvigorate US-Mexico cooperation to ensure safe and orderly migration," the Biden transition team said in a statement.
  • Joe Biden warns of high stakes in Georgia Senate races
    President-elect Joe Biden is in Atlanta Monday, looking to rally voters ahead of Georgia’s two pivotal Senate special elections on Tuesday. Biden took the stage at a drive-in rally, thanking voters for making him the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia in three decades and urged his supporters to show up one more time for Senate runoffs that will determine the balance of power on Capitol Hill and the reach of his administration.Joe Biden warns of high stakes in Georgia Senate races
  • A dozen Republican senators plan to oppose Joe Biden's Presidential certification
    The initiative, which appears certain to fail, flies in the face of rulings in dozens of courts and the findings by officials in several key states, that there were no widespread voting problems.
  • Coronavirus constrains Joe Biden inauguration plans
    Public health guidance to avoid big parties in the age of coronavirus is about to collide with what is typically one of America's biggest celebrations of all: the swearing-in of a new president. The inauguration is normally an economic boon for the Washington DC region, with visitors typically required to book several days in a hotel and at premium rates to get a reservation.Coronavirus constrains Joe Biden inauguration plans
  • Turning the page? Republicans acknowledge Joe Biden's victory
    Biden has been trying to build momentum as he prepares to assume the presidency while facing the historic challenge of vaccinating hundreds of millions of Americans against the coronavirus. In some of his most forceful remarks since the election, Biden is calling for unity but also calling Trump's attacks on the voting process “unconscionable” and insisting it is time to “turn the page.
  • GOP senator rebukes 'dangerous ploy' to fight Joe Biden victory
    Republican Sen Ben Sasse, a potential 2024 presidential contender, posted a lengthy explanation Thursday of his views on social media, including a paragraph by paragraph dismantling of allegations of voter fraud in key states won by President-elect Joe Biden.
  • Joe Biden picks Kathleen Hicks to be first female deputy defense secretary
    President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Kathleen Hicks to be his deputy defense secretary, making her the first woman to hold the position if she is confirmed by the Senate.
  • Joe Biden says Donald Trump Pentagon stalling transition, posing risks
    After he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were briefed by their transition teams on national security, Biden said that political appointees at the Pentagon as well as the Office of Management and Budget had put up "roadblocks."
  • Joe Biden inauguration ceremony: Guest list, performers and where you can watch
    Instead of an in-person parade along Pennsylvania Avenue, Biden’s inaugural committee on Monday provided details about a virtual “Parade Across America” that will start at 3:15 Wednesday afternoon after Biden’s swearing-in.
  • Joe Biden has set sky-high expectations. Can he meet them?
    Evoking some of the nation's loftiest reforms helped Biden unseat President Donald Trump but left him with towering promises to keep.
  • Joe Biden names Indian-American Rohit Chopra to helm consumer finance body
    US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named Indian-American Rohit Chopra as the head of a federal agency tasked with protecting the interests of consumers financials.
  • Joe Biden's economic council pick Sameera Fazili was part of protests against Article 370 abrogation
    ​​Experts on Indo-USA ties told ET that while Fazili’s incoming position may not allow her any role in US foreign policy, her actions need to be monitored.
  • What Joe Biden can and can't get from an evenly divided Senate
    The unexpected new balance of power giving Democrats only the barest control of Congress has big consequences for the president-elect — easy confirmation of his Cabinet most importantly — but the road ahead for his ambitious legislative agenda remains complicated and murky.
  • Joe Biden warns of 'devastating consequences' of Trump block on pandemic relief
    Trump threw a long-awaited pandemic aid package into doubt last week as millions of Americans prepared to lose benefits and face eviction -- demanding lawmakers more than triple the $600 direct payments to US taxpayers.
  • UK invites PM Narendra Modi to attend G7 summit; An opportunity to meet Joe Biden
    Terming India as 'pharmacy of the world', the UK lauded the efforts regarding the production of coronavirus vaccine and said, "India already supplies more than 50 per cent of the world's vaccines, and the UK and India have worked closely together throughout the pandemic."
  • On day one Joe Biden will sign roughly a dozen actions, says Incoming WH Chief of Staff
    All of these crises demand urgent action. In his first ten days in office, President-elect Biden will take decisive action to address these four crises, prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America's place in the world, incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein wrote in the memorandum dated January 16.
  • US President-elect Joe Biden picks Miguel Cardona as education secretary
    US President-elect Joe Biden introduced Miguel Cardona as his pick for education secretary on Wednesday, saying Connecticut's education chief and life-long champion of public schools is the right pick to lead the department as the nation struggles to educate students safely during the pandemic.US President-elect Joe Biden picks Miguel Cardona as education secretary
  • Joe Biden applauds Covid relief bill, pushes for more
    President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday expressed empathy with struggling families and applauded Congress for a passing the coronavirus relief as the nation deals with a COVID-19 surge that’s casting a shadow over the Christmas holiday. He called out to frontline workers, scientists, researchers, clinical trial participants and those with deployed family members during the holiday season.Joe Biden applauds Covid relief bill, pushes for more
  • Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez will add glamour to Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony with their performances
    More than 10K National Guard troops will be in the city, with about 5K more on standby.
  • Joe Biden announces $1.9 trillion stimulus Covid-19 'American Rescue Plan'
    The Biden plan will ask Congress to approve up to USD 400 billion to combat the novel coronavirus so it can establish community vaccination sites across the United States and boost testing and tracing.
  • America's President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine jab publicly
    Biden became the latest in a string of U.S. political leaders who have received the vaccine. Vice President Mike Pence received it publicly at a White House event Friday while other members of Congress have also received doses
  • Airbnb to cancel bookings in Washington DC metro area during Joe Biden Inauguration week
    "This decision was informed by inputs from our host community as well as local, state and federal officials," Airbnb says.
  • President-elect Joe Biden gets vaccine, says 'nothing to worry about'
    President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part of a growing effort to convince the American public the inoculations are safe. (AP)President-elect Joe Biden gets vaccine, says 'nothing to worry about'
  • Wary of Joe Biden tack on Iran, Israel revisits military options: Media report
    Israel, alarmed by Iranian rhetoric that it is a state that should not exist, is wary of the softer line, even though threats of U.S. military action from Trump did not curtail Iran's nuclear moves. A front-page article in Israel's largest-circulation daily said the military is crafting three options to "undermine Iran's nuclear efforts or, if need be, counter Iranian aggression, which will soon be presented to the government".
  • Joe Biden to unveil plan to pump $1.5 trillion into pandemic-hit economy
    Biden campaigned last year on a promise to take the pandemic more seriously than President Donald Trump, and the package aims to put that pledge into action with an influx of resources for the coronavirus vaccine rollout and economic recovery.
  • Joe Biden hopes Senate will conduct Donald Trump's impeachment trial while working on other critical issues
    Ten Republican lawmakers joined the Democrats to impeach Trump for "incitement of insurrection" exactly one week after rioters stormed the US Capitol as the House certified Biden's election victory, making him the first American president to be impeached twice.
  • Joe Biden to receive COVID vaccine as Donald Trump remains on sidelines
    "I don't want to get ahead of the line, but I want to make sure we demonstrate to the American people that it is safe to take," Joe Biden has said of his decision.
  • Central American migrants hope US President-elect Joe Biden will support American Dream
    Biden has promised "a fair and humane immigration system" and pledged to tackle the root causes of poverty and violence that drive Central American migration to the US by providing aid to the region. Trump, on the other hand, froze a $750 million aid package agreed by his predecessor Barack Obama -- whose vice president was Biden -- and before being elected characterized immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" who were "bringing drugs" and other criminal activity with them.
  • 25th Amendment is zero risk to me but will haunt Joe Biden: Donald Trump
    "The 25th amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration. As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for," Trump said at the beginning of his speech.
  • With Donald Trump silent, reprisals for cyberattacks may fall to Joe Biden
    To be sure, it's not uncommon for administrations to refrain from leveling public accusations of blame for hacks until they've accumulated enough evidence. Here, U.S. officials say they only recently became aware of devastating breaches at multiple government agencies in which foreign intelligence agents rooted around undetected for as much as nine months.
  • What President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet picks say about how he plans to govern America
    The president-elect announced his final nominees this past week, completing a diverse team of two dozen people. He noted Friday that this will be the "first Cabinet ever" to reach gender parity and include a majority of people of color, notable given earlier concerns that he was leaning largely on white men.
  • Joe Biden's challenge: Creating a COVID-19-free White House
    Biden's team has limited experience with staffing a physical office during the pandemic. His campaign went all-virtual in mid-March, clearing out its Philadelphia headquarters and sending staff back to their families in Washington, New York and beyond. His transition team plotted out his path to power entirely online.
  • Joe Biden's challenge: Creating a COVID-19-free White House
    After months of making a virtue of the cautious approach his campaign and transition team have taken toward COVID-19, Biden's prudence will be tested by technology and tradition when he arrives on Jan. 20.
  • Donald Trump will be gone, but trauma of 2020 may haunt Joe Biden
    Biden, an old-school Washington politician who believes in traditional US diplomacy and what he refers to as "decency," got elected on a promise to stop the chaos. "It is time to turn the page," he said this week. The shift in mood at the White House after Inauguration Day on January 20 will be remarkable.
  • 'Democracy prevailed': Joe Biden aims to unify divided nation
    Speaking on Monday from his longtime home of Wilmington, Delaware, on the day that electors nationwide cast votes affirming his victory, Biden was blunt in critiquing the damage done by Trump's baseless allegations that the contest was stolen.
  • Putin congratulates Joe Biden on winning US election, says ready for 'collaboration'
    The Russian leader wished the US president-elect every success, adding that: "For my part, I am ready for collaboration and contacts with you," according to a Kremlin statement.
  • Analysis: Joe Biden prioritizes experience with Cabinet picks
    Surrounding himself with longtime aides and veterans of the Obama administration, many of whom have already worked together for years, Biden has so far rolled out a team of careerists with bursting resumes and little need of a learning curve.
  • Joe Biden prioritizes experience with Cabinet picks
    President-elect Joe Biden has prized staying power over star power when making his first wave of Cabinet picks and choices for White House staff, with a premium placed on government experience and proficiency as he looks to rebuild a depleted and demoralized federal bureaucracy.
  • After Georgia & Riots: Joe Biden will be moderate, Donald Trump won’t fade out
    Georgia has been a reliably Republican state for decades. Trump’s narrow loss of the state in the Presidential election was a surprise
  • Pentagon begins transition to Joe Biden administration
    President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he is not giving up his fight to overturn the election results, but across the federal government, preparations were beginning in earnest to support President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.Pentagon begins transition to Joe Biden administration
  • 'America is back' on world stage: Joe Biden
    Americans got their first look at President-elect Joe Biden's proposed national security team Tuesday. Biden says his national security team will lead the way in reflecting the fact that "America is back" on the world stage. During a speech Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said that his team would "embody my core believes that America is strongest when it works with its allies."'America is back' on world stage: Joe Biden
  • Joe Biden names two Indian-Americans in National Security Council of White House
    Currently senior vice president at Albright Stonebridge Group, she previously served in the State Department as a foreign service officer and later, on the Secretary of State's policy planning staff where she focused on South Asia.
  • Pennsylvania certifies Joe Biden as winner of Presidential vote
    Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump, state officials said Tuesday.
  • Electors meeting to formally choose Joe Biden as next president
    The electors' votes have drawn more attention than usual this year because President Donald Trump has refused to concede the election and continued to make baseless allegations of fraud.
  • Joe Biden to nominate Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary
    President elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as U.S. Treasury secretary, breaking a 231-year gender barrier and putting a seasoned economist and labor market expert in charge of leading the country out of the steepest downturn since the Great Depression.Joe Biden to nominate Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary
  • Joe Biden praises Vanita Gupta, says she is 'proud daughter' of immigrants from India
    "As associate attorney general, the number three job at the department, I nominate Vanita Gupta. A woman I've known for some time. One of the most respected civil rights lawyers in America," Biden told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware as he announced some of the key nominations in the Justice Department on Thursday.
  • Watch: Anti-Trump protesters stage demo in Times Square
    Scores of protesters staged a demonstration against US President Donald Trump in New York's Times Square on Wednesday evening. The protesters held banners and posters calling on the president to accept the results of November's presidential election.Watch: Anti-Trump protesters stage demo in Times Square
  • DC protests: Joe Biden calls on Trump to demand end to ‘siege’ on US Capitol
    Following the US Capitol mob violence, US President elect Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to go on national television and demand an end to siege. “I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfil his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege,” said US President-Elect Joe Biden. He added, “At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault. Unlike anything, we've seen in modern times. An assault on citadel of liberty, the Capitol itself. An assault on people's representatives and the Capitol Hill police, sworn to protect them.” DC protests: Joe Biden calls on Trump to demand end to ‘siege’ on US Capitol
  • Joe Biden time for that Indian connection
    Luckily Biden is not as common a name as Smith, so the chances of Bidens of US and India being (very distantly) related are not slim. But finding a definite connect will not be easy either.
  • Donald Trump condemns supporters for storming US Capitol; pledges smooth transition of power to Joe Biden
    Trump said that he continues to strongly believe that the US must reform election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections.