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

A critic calls Trump's legal strategy "frivolous" and "misleading."
14 minutes ago
In this file photo US President Donald Trump points as he visits his campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, November 3, 2020.
2 hours ago

Ivanka Trump deposed by DC attorney general in inauguration investigation

The probe is looking into the spending of the Trump inaugural committee.
2 hours ago
Ivanka Trump speaks at a campaign event on Nov. 2, 2020, while her father, President Donald Trump, watches in Kenosha, Wis.
2 hours ago

Biden team previews plans for presidential inauguration

Anita Dunn appeared on ABC's Powerhouse Politics podcast.
2 hours ago
Anita Dunn, White House communications director, speaks during the Bloomberg Washington Summit in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13, 2009.
3 hours ago

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

A source who was briefed on the meeting described it as "intense."
3 hours ago
President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr arrive back in Washington after a trip to Kenosha, Wis. Sept. 1, 2020.
December 02

Georgia election official on baseless fraud claims: ‘They continue to lie’

Gabriel Sterling, a Republican, tells Linsey Davis, “eventually, they're gonna whip somebody into a frenzy...someone's going to get hurt, shot and/or killed.”
December 02
VIDEO: Georgia election official on baseless fraud claims: ‘They continue to lie’
December 02

Boeing's 737 Max completes 1st public flight since grounding

American Airlines flew journalists on a Max demo flight Wednesday.
December 02
American Airlines flew members of the media on a Boeing 737 Max Wednesday in an effort to reassure passengers that the upgraded plane is safe after a nearly two year grounding, Dec .2, 2020.
December 02

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

A cotton distributor based in Xinjiang province has been hit with sanctions.
December 02
The flags of China, the United States and Chinese Communist Party are displayed in a flag stall at the Yiwu Wholesale Market in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, China, May 10, 2019.
December 02

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

The National Defense Authorization Act includes a pay raise for military troops.
December 02
President Donald Trump speaks during a videoconference in the White House, Nov. 26, 2020.
December 02

Attorney General William Barr: No widespread fraud

The attorney general says he found no evidence of election wrongdoing while President Donald Trump is reportedly considering pardons for family members.
December 02
VIDEO: Attorney General William Barr: No widespread fraud
December 02

Taliban, Afghan government take step in talks as US draws down troops

President Trump is drawing down U.S. troops despite conditions on the ground.
December 02
Taliban delegation members attend intra-Afghan peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents commenced in the Qatari capital Doha, on Sept. 12, 2020.
December 02

CDC shortening recommended COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 to 7-10 days

This comes amid post-Thanksgiving rise in cases, warning against holiday travel
December 02
Henry Walke answers questions from the media in Fairfield Calif. Feb. 5, 2020
December 02

Former astronaut Mark Kelly sworn in as Arizona's newest US senator

Kelly will fill the remainder of the late Sen. John McCain's term.
December 02
Mark Kelly is sworn in as Arizona's newest senator by Vice-President Mike Pence while standing next former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on the Senate floor in Washington, Dec. 2, 2020.
December 02

Trump silent as UK is first to authorize vaccine

The FDA chief was summoned to the White House again Wednesday, an official said.
December 02
President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Thanksgiving on Nov. 26, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
December 02

Pelosi, Schumer back bipartisan $908B pandemic relief proposal as basis for talks

Movement in the standoff comes just days before the holiday break.
December 02
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer during a joint press conference at the U.S. Capitol, Nov. 12, 2020, in Washington, DC.
December 02

'Assume you became infected' at Thanksgiving: WH task force

The federal COVID task force says older Americans should avoid public spaces.
December 02
Travelers arrive to check in for flights ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday at Newark International Airport in Newark, N.J., Nov. 25, 2020.
December 02

Mark Kelly sworn in as US senator

The former astronaut will be Arizona's second Democratic senator after defeating GOP Sen. Martha McSally by more the 78,000 votes in a special election.
December 02
Mark Kelly sworn in as US senator
December 02

Amid threats of violence, Trump loyalty tests haunt GOP: The Note

To not believe Trump is to potentially sacrifice your future in the GOP.
December 02
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, after stepping off Marine One. Trump is returning from Camp David.
December 01

President-elect Joe Biden's top-level appointees and Cabinet picks

The incoming Biden administration is taking shape to be the most diverse ever.
December 01
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a press conference at The Queen, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
December 01

ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Former CDC Director Dr. Besser: ‘This is the most dangerous period of the pandemic’; Travel industry may boom post-pandemic; Welsh soccer team saved by Hollywood stars
December 01
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
December 01

Bill Cosby’s publicist 'very enthusiastic' about his appeal

Bill Cosby’s representative, Andrew Wyatt, speaks with Linsey Davis about why he thinks Cosby’s conviction could be thrown out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
December 01
VIDEO: Bill Cosby’s publicist 'very enthusiastic' about his appeal
December 01

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Dec. 1, 2020

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
December 01
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Dec. 1, 2020
December 01

COVID-19’s toll on healthcare workers

Dr. Taylor Nichols, a physician at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in California, discusses treating a patient with swastika tattoos and the pandemic’s toll on medical professionals.
December 01
VIDEO: COVID-19’s toll on healthcare workers
December 01

Travel industry may boom post-pandemic

The Points Guy CEO Brian Kelly recommends the best ways to plan vacations during this unique time.
December 01
VIDEO: Travel industry may boom post-pandemic
December 01

DOJ investigating possible criminal 'bribery' for presidential pardon scheme

Partially redacted documents, were unsealed by D.C. district court's chief judge
December 01
The White House is seen on Thanksgiving day in Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 2020.
December 01

By The Numbers: Does being the younger sibling help you excel at sports?

Studies suggest that elite athletes are more likely to be younger siblings.
December 01
VIDEO: By The Numbers: Does being the younger sibling help you excel at sports?
December 01

Former CDC Director Dr. Besser: ‘This is the most dangerous period of the pandemic’

Dr. Richard Besser, former acting CDC director, on vaccine developments, CDC quarantine guidelines, and why we can’t let down our guard.
December 01
VIDEO: Former CDC Director Dr. Besser: ‘This is the most dangerous period of the pandemic’
December 01

Welsh soccer team saved by Hollywood stars

ABC News' Maggie Rulli takes a trip to North Wales where Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought the Wrexham Football Club.
December 01
VIDEO: Welsh soccer team saved by Hollywood stars
December 01

FDA 'working day and night' on COVID-19 vaccine emergency authorization: Commissioner

The FDA commissioner says the agency "has all hands on deck" for vaccines.
December 01
Stephen Hahn, commissioner of food and drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration speaks during a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, Sept. 23, 2020.
December 01

Trump, GOP raised $170M since Election Day pushing baseless election fraud claims

Much of that money has gone to retire campaign debt and to fund Trump's new PAC.
December 01
President Donald Trump arrives to participate in a Thanksgiving video teleconference with members of the military forces at the White House in Washington, Nov. 26, 2020.
December 01

The Breakdown: President-elect Joe Biden unveils his economic team

Plus, President Donald Trump lashes out at Republican governors over election results and people plan to give back on Giving Tuesday.
December 01
VIDEO: The Breakdown: President-elect Joe Biden unveils his economic team
December 01

DOJ hasn't uncovered widespread fraud that would change election results: Barr

The comments to AP undercut allegations made by Trump and his legal team.
December 01
Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion, Oct. 15, 2020, in St. Louis.
December 01

CDC advisers call for 1st COVID-19 vaccines to go to health care workers

Health care workers are likely to be top of the list but doses are limited.
December 01
This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
December 01

People around the nation donate on Giving Tuesday

The global movement drives communities to help one another today and every day.
December 01
VIDEO: People around the nation donate on Giving Tuesday
December 01

Coronavirus and rural America

Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on remote and sparsely populated communities.
December 01
VIDEO: Coronavirus and rural America
December 01

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine

Drugmakers prepare for emergency FDA approval of vaccines.
December 01
VIDEO: The race for a COVID-19 vaccine
December 01

Spotlight on policy: Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson discusses what the organization hopes to see from the Biden administration.
December 01
VIDEO: Spotlight on policy: Planned Parenthood
December 01

Presidential transition turmoil

Congress proposes a $908 billion bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill and President-elect Joe Biden moves forward with transition, unveiling his economic team.
December 01
VIDEO: Presidential transition turmoil
December 01

Mnuchin faces grilling over shutdown of CARES Act loan programs

The programs are set to expire at the end of the year.
December 01
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill, Dec. 1, 2020, during a hearing on, 'The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress.'
December 01

Barr appoints US attorney as special counsel in origins of Russia probe investigation

The attorney general appointed John Durham two weeks before the election.
December 01
Attorney John Durham is the prosecutor leading the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, 2018.
December 01

Election 2020: A look at Trump campaign election lawsuits and where they stand

The campaign has filed numerous suits in several battleground states.
December 01
President Donald Trump's campaign advisor Corey Lewandowski, center, speaks about a court order obtained to grant more access to vote counting operations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nov. 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. At right is former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
December 01

The size of House Democrats' shrinking majority comes down to nail-biter races

House Dems' edge grows narrower as the GOP takes minuscule leads in two races.
December 01
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly briefing, Nov. 20, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
December 01

Bipartisan group of lawmakers propose $908 billion compromise on COVID-19 relief

Sources caution that passing a relief bill will be an uphill battle.
December 01
Senator Mitt Romney speaks as bipartisan members of the Senate and House gather to announce a framework for fresh coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief legislation at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 1, 2020.
December 01

White House vetting pardon requests as some push Trump to preemptively pardon family

Vetting has already commenced in some cases by White House lawyers, sources say.
December 01
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington from Camp David, Nov. 29, 2020.
December 01

Presidential transition of power: Examined

President Donald Trump authorized the General Services Administration to begin the presidential transition process. Here’s how it works.
December 01
President Donald Trump authorized the General Services Administration to begin the presidential transition process. Here’s how it works.
December 01

President-elect Joe Biden announces key members of his economic team

The nominees and appointees include the first female treasury secretary, Janet Yellen.
December 01
VIDEO: President-elect Joe Biden announces key members of his economic team
December 01

Controversial postal chief poised to remain in Biden administration

The USPS governing board, all Trump-appointed, has heaped praise on Louis DeJoy.
December 01
In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
December 01

FDA chief summoned to White House amid pressure to authorize vaccine emergency use

The meeting comes as the FDA is reviewing multiple vaccine candidates.
December 01
FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn testifies during a hearing the federal response to COVID-19 in Washington, D.C, on Sept. 23, 2020.
December 01

Trump campaign lawyer calls for fired DHS election security official to be 'shot'

Chris Krebs has spoken out against the president's election fraud claims.
December 01
Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, attends the Conference of Mayors 88th Winter Meeting at the Capital Hilton, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2020.
December 01

The Note: Biden turns to insiders, but COVID relief will have to wait

The insiders are out of power another seven weeks amid a spiraling pandemic.
December 01
President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a cabinet announcement event in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov. 24, 2020.
December 01

Career diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield returns as Biden’s pick for UN envoy

Her 35-year career took her around the world, far from where she grew up in La.
December 01
President-elect Joe Biden's U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations nominee Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks at The Queen theater,in Wilmington, Del. , Nov. 24, 2020.

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