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In race to cement legacy, Trump pushes dozens of ‘midnight regulations’

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy DEVIN DWYER and JON SCHLOSBERG, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump keeps a lower profile during his final weeks in office, behind the scenes the administration is racing to solidify   ... Read More

Trump, Pence to campaign in Georgia as Senate runoff turnout concerns grow among GOP

Official White House Photo by Delano ScottBy QUINN SCANLAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The president and vice president are heading to Georgia to headline rallies for the state's two senators as a growing number of Republicans express direct and   ... Read More

Trump’s false fraud claims could threaten GOP hopes in Georgia Senate races

Doug Mills/Pool/Getty ImagesBy BEN GITTLESON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- A day after posting a 46-minute diatribe filled with falsehoods about the election he lost, President Donald Trump on Thursday continued to baselessly dispute the outcome.

It could be a   ... Read More

McConnell says ‘compromise is in reach’ on COVID-19 bill, but sticking points remain

Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBy ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- A $908 billion COVID-19 relief proposal advanced by a bipartisan group of senators was gaining momentum on Capitol Hill, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate   ... Read More

House to take historic vote on federally decriminalizing marijuana

uschools/iStockBy JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in congressional history, House Democrats are poised for a vote Friday on a long-shot measure that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level -- months after pulling   ... Read More

Justice Department alleges Facebook discriminated against American workers in new lawsuit

wachiwit/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the social media giant discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of temporary visa holders.

The lawsuit argues that   ... Read More

Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor State Dept. holiday parties despite pandemic

Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Despite warnings by top health officials to avoid large gatherings as the coronavirus spread worsens, the State Department is planning to host several holiday parties with   ... Read More

Biden eyeing Democratic governors for Health and Human Services secretary

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL and LUKE BARR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- With President-elect Joe Biden preparing to unveil his picks to lead agencies on the front lines of the coronavirus fight, he's eyeing Democratic governors for at least   ... Read More

Trump files new election lawsuit, looking to Wisconsin’s legislature to flip outcome

artisteer/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump continued to try and litigate his way out of his loss in the 2020 presidential contest with a new federal lawsuit filed late Wednesday in Wisconsin,   ... Read More

Barr had ‘intense’ meeting with Trump after AG undercut voter fraud claims: Sources

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy KATHERINE FAULDERS and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- While at the White House for meetings Tuesday, Attorney General Bill Barr had a meeting with President Donald Trump following an interview with   ... Read More

Trump’s veto threat on must-pass defense bill meets GOP resistance

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy TRISH TURNER, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Republicans rarely buck President Donald Trump, but his Tuesday night veto threat of a highly popular, must-pass defense bill -- which includes a 3% pay   ... Read More

Biden team previews plans for presidential inauguration

Heidi Gutman/ABC NewsBy MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- With fewer than 50 days until President-elect Joe Biden takes his oath of office, Biden's team has been laying the groundwork for the upcoming inauguration -- a task further complicated   ... Read More

Ivanka Trump deposed by DC attorney general in inauguration investigation

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesBy JOHN SANTUCCI, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter and White House senior adviser, sat for a deposition with the Washington, D.C., Attorney General's Office Tuesday as part of   ... Read More

US takes new action on some Chinese exports, citing forced labor

Oleksii Liskonih/iStockBy VICTOR ORDONEZ, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration implemented new economic pressure on China over alleged human rights abuses Wednesday -- banning imports from a cotton distributor based in Xinjiang province.

The U.S. Customs and Border   ... Read More

Trump-Biden transition live updates: Harris announces chief of staff, other picks

Bet_Noire/iStockBy LIBBY CATHEY and ADIA ROBINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is slated to hand over control of the White House to President-elect Joe Biden in 48 days.

Here is how the transition is unfolding. All times   ... Read More

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In race to cement legacy, Trump pushes dozens of ‘midnight regulations’

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy DEVIN DWYER and JON SCHLOSBERG, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump keeps a lower profile during his final weeks in office, behind the scenes the administration is racing to solidify   ... Read More

Trump, Pence to campaign in Georgia as Senate runoff turnout concerns grow among GOP

Official White House Photo by Delano ScottBy QUINN SCANLAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The president and vice president are heading to Georgia to headline rallies for the state's two senators as a growing number of Republicans express direct and   ... Read More

Trump’s false fraud claims could threaten GOP hopes in Georgia Senate races

Doug Mills/Pool/Getty ImagesBy BEN GITTLESON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- A day after posting a 46-minute diatribe filled with falsehoods about the election he lost, President Donald Trump on Thursday continued to baselessly dispute the outcome.

It could be a   ... Read More

McConnell says ‘compromise is in reach’ on COVID-19 bill, but sticking points remain

Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBy ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- A $908 billion COVID-19 relief proposal advanced by a bipartisan group of senators was gaining momentum on Capitol Hill, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate   ... Read More

House to take historic vote on federally decriminalizing marijuana

uschools/iStockBy JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in congressional history, House Democrats are poised for a vote Friday on a long-shot measure that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level -- months after pulling   ... Read More

Justice Department alleges Facebook discriminated against American workers in new lawsuit

wachiwit/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the social media giant discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of temporary visa holders.

The lawsuit argues that   ... Read More

Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor State Dept. holiday parties despite pandemic

Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Despite warnings by top health officials to avoid large gatherings as the coronavirus spread worsens, the State Department is planning to host several holiday parties with   ... Read More

Biden eyeing Democratic governors for Health and Human Services secretary

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL and LUKE BARR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- With President-elect Joe Biden preparing to unveil his picks to lead agencies on the front lines of the coronavirus fight, he's eyeing Democratic governors for at least   ... Read More

Trump files new election lawsuit, looking to Wisconsin’s legislature to flip outcome

artisteer/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump continued to try and litigate his way out of his loss in the 2020 presidential contest with a new federal lawsuit filed late Wednesday in Wisconsin,   ... Read More

Barr had ‘intense’ meeting with Trump after AG undercut voter fraud claims: Sources

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy KATHERINE FAULDERS and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- While at the White House for meetings Tuesday, Attorney General Bill Barr had a meeting with President Donald Trump following an interview with   ... Read More

Trump’s veto threat on must-pass defense bill meets GOP resistance

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy TRISH TURNER, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Republicans rarely buck President Donald Trump, but his Tuesday night veto threat of a highly popular, must-pass defense bill -- which includes a 3% pay   ... Read More

Biden team previews plans for presidential inauguration

Heidi Gutman/ABC NewsBy MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- With fewer than 50 days until President-elect Joe Biden takes his oath of office, Biden's team has been laying the groundwork for the upcoming inauguration -- a task further complicated   ... Read More

Ivanka Trump deposed by DC attorney general in inauguration investigation

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesBy JOHN SANTUCCI, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter and White House senior adviser, sat for a deposition with the Washington, D.C., Attorney General's Office Tuesday as part of   ... Read More

US takes new action on some Chinese exports, citing forced labor

Oleksii Liskonih/iStockBy VICTOR ORDONEZ, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration implemented new economic pressure on China over alleged human rights abuses Wednesday -- banning imports from a cotton distributor based in Xinjiang province.

The U.S. Customs and Border   ... Read More

Trump-Biden transition live updates: Harris announces chief of staff, other picks

Bet_Noire/iStockBy LIBBY CATHEY and ADIA ROBINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is slated to hand over control of the White House to President-elect Joe Biden in 48 days.

Here is how the transition is unfolding. All times   ... Read More

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