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Cuomo Unboxes Mock-Up Vaccine Shipment [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A day after announcing New York is expecting to receive its first shipment of COVID vaccines, Gov. Cuomo demonstrated just how the doses will be delivered and administered across the state. The governor made a joke about Christmas and grinned Thursday as he opened a mock-up box packed with dry ice, vials and trays …

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Maloney Elected To Run Campaign Arm Of House Dems

Politico reports: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney was elected Thursday to lead the House Democrats’ campaign arm, charged with steering the caucus through an exceedingly perilous midterm with their control of the chamber on the line. Maloney, who represents a New York battleground district, defeated Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) in a hard-fought — and closely watched — contest to lead the …

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Obama: I May Get Vax On TV To Build US Confidence

CNBC reports: Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will take a coronavirus vaccine once one is available and may film it to build confidence in the U.S. about vaccine safety. “I will be taking it and I may take it on TV or have it filmed so people know that I trust this science,” he told SiriusXM’s “The …

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LIVE VIDEO: Mark Kelly Gets Sworn Into US Senate

PBS NewsHour reports: Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was set to be sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, an ascension that will narrow GOP control of the chamber while underscoring his state’s shift from red to blue. Kelly was expected to be sworn into office by Vice President Mike Pence. Among those planning to watch were his wife, …

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Senator-Elect Mark Kelly To Be Sworn In On Wednesday

ABC News reports: Sen.-elect Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) will be sworn in on Wednesday, according to a senior Democratic aide. Kelly defeated GOP Sen. Martha McSally (Ariz.) during the election earlier this month and the results of the race are expected to be certified on Monday, clearing the way for him to join the Senate. The swearing-in of Kelly, who is …

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Biden And Harris To Receive First Intel Briefing Today

The Washington Post reports: Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris on Monday are scheduled to receive their national intelligence briefing, known as the Presidential Daily Brief, as they push forward with formally announcing key members of the administration, including an economic team. The briefings are among the activities that were delayed by the refusal of the Trump administration to …

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Biden Sprains Ankle While Playing With His Dog

The Washington Post reports: President-elect Joe Biden sprained his right foot Saturday while playing with his dog, his transition team said Sunday after Biden was taken to an orthopedist “out of an abundance of caution.” Biden, 78, slipped while playing with his dog Major, one of his two German shepherds, his office said. Late Sunday afternoon, Biden visited Delaware Orthopaedic …

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Dem Colorado Gov And Partner Test COVID Positive

CBS News reports: Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Saturday announced that he and his partner, Marlon Reis, have both tested positive for the coronavirus. As of Saturday night, both the governor and the first gentleman were asymptomatic, according to a statement from the governor’s office. “Marlon and I are feeling well so far, and are in good spirits,” Polis said. …

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Joe Biden’s Vote Total Passes 80M, Trump 6M Behind

The Washington Post reports: Biden’s vote total crossed 80 million Tuesday, by far the most votes received by a presidential nominee, crushing the record set the last time he was at the top of the ticket as Barack Obama’s running mate. Obama won in 2008 with nearly 70 million votes, a record that he didn’t beat in 2012, when he …

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Nevada Supreme Court Makes Biden/Harris Win Official

The Associated Press reports: The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state’s final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden. The court action …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Introduces First Cabinet Nominees

The Guardian reports: President-elect Joe Biden has taken the podium in Wilmington, Delaware, to announce some of the leading figures of his incoming administration. “It’s a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure,” he said. In a prompt and clear rejection of Donald Trump’s retreat from cooperation on the world stage, with his nationalist “America …

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Pennsylvania Certifies Election Win For Biden/Harris

Harrisburg’s CBS News affiliate reports: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to announce that the state has certified its results of the 2020 presidential election. The governor says that, as required by federal law, he has signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the state of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “I want to thank …

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Feinstein To Step Down As Top Senate Judiciary Dem

Politico reports: Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next Congress, after facing blowback from progressives for her handling of Amy Coney Barrett’s contentious Supreme Court confirmation hearing. “After serving as the lead Democrat on the Judiciary Committee for four years, I will not seek the chairmanship or ranking …

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Joe Biden Names Four More White House Officials

USA Today reports: President-elect Joe Biden named four more officials Friday to White House posts – including directors overseeing congressional lobbying and personnel – as he prepares to take office Jan. 20. Louisa Terrell, who served as special assistant for legislative affairs to President Barack Obama and as deputy chief of staff in Biden’s Senate office, was named director of …

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CA Gov Orders One-Month Curfew For Most Of State

Los Angeles’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a curfew for all California counties in the purple tier amid climbing coronavirus cases. The curfew will affect 41 of the state’s 58 counties — a vast majority of the population. The curfew, which the state is calling a “limited Stay at Home Order,” stops short of a full …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden And Harris Speak On Transition

ABC News reports: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are scheduled to deliver remarks Thursday afternoon, following a meeting with the National Governors Association’s Executive Committee. Biden and Harris met with the executive committee, comprised of both Democratic and Republican representatives, to discuss the new administration’s transition into the White House amid the unprecedented (and worsening) coronavirus pandemic.

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Obama’s New Book Sells 890,000 Copies On First Day

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. The first-day sales, a record for Penguin Random House, includes pre-orders, e-books and audio. The only book by a former White …

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House Democrats Vote To Keep Pelosi As Party Leader

Reuters reports: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to keep House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her job for another two years, despite the Nov. 3 elections in which the party lost seats to Republicans. The full House still must vote for speaker in early January, when Republicans will put up their own candidate for the job, …

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Biden Announces Senior White House Staff Members

Just in from the Biden transition team: Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced members of his White House senior staff. These diverse, experienced, and talented individuals demonstrate President-elect Biden’s commitment to building an administration that looks like America, has deep expertise governing, and will be ready to help the president-elect deliver results for working families on day one. “I am proud …

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Obama Rules Out Biden Cabinet Position If Offered

The Guardian reports: Barack Obama would not take a position in Joe Biden’s cabinet if the president-elect offered it – because if he did, he fears, Michelle Obama would leave him. The 44th president made the remark in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, two days ahead of publication of his memoir, A Promised Land. He was due to speak …

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