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Senate Republicans could be an obstacle for Biden’s Cabinet nominees.

Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive Vermont independent, has emerged as a contender for labor secretary in President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s administration, a prospect that would suit his ambitions of being a warrior for working Americans — and one that makes some Senate Republicans very uneasy. It is a testament to the deterioration of the […]

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Republican Resistance Looms in the Senate for Biden’s Nominees

WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive Vermont independent, has emerged as a contender for labor secretary in President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s administration, a prospect that would suit his ambitions of being a warrior for working Americans — and one that makes some Senate Republicans very uneasy. “I think that is somebody who we […]

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EU punishment plot: Brussels to publicly humiliate UK by forcing Boris to extend talks

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The EU is plotting to publicly shame Boris Johnson in a brutal Brussels-led punishment for the UK’s decision to leave the bloc, it has been claimed. Former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib […]

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EU crisis: Angela Merkel panics as Brussels budget deadlock sparks ‘very serious problems’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Talks between European Union leaders over €1.8trillion budget and recovery package broke down last night, sparking a crisis in Brussels. Poland and Hungary both vetoed the plan, because access to the funds […]

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Trump Targets Michigan in His Ploy to Subvert the Election

President Trump on Thursday accelerated his efforts to interfere in the nation’s electoral process, taking the extraordinary step of reaching out directly to Republican state legislators from Michigan and inviting them to the White House on Friday for discussions as the state prepares to certify President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. the winner there. For Mr. […]

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‘Brexit is done, get over it!’ Verhofstadt sparks backlash for claiming UK will rejoin EU

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Belgium MEP, who has been an outspoken critic of Brexit, has claimed the UK will end up rejoining the EU. He wrote on Twitter: “As I have always said, one day […]

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Michigan Republicans Backtrack After Refusing to Certify Election Results

DETROIT — Republican members of a key elections board in the Detroit area refused on Tuesday to certify the county’s election results in a nakedly partisan effort to hold up certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in Michigan over President Trump — only to reverse themselves after an outcry from state officials and Detroit […]

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As Pelosi’s Majority Thins, House Democrats Are in a Tight Spot

As Democrats’ election losses continue to pile up, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing to lead what may be the slimmest House majority in nearly two decades, with little room to maneuver between its feuding progressive and moderate wings as she works to deliver President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s agenda. Ms. Pelosi, who muscled her way […]

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Boris unveils £12bn plan creating thousands of new jobs for Britain’s ‘prosperous future’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Prime Minister on Wednesday will set out a 10-point programme for environmentally-friendly energy and transport in the effort to wipe out the country’s contribution to climate change by 2050. Boris Johnson […]

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Jeremy Corbyn reinstated: Why was Jeremy Corbyn suspended from Labour party? Explained

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be readmitted to the Labour party after a meeting of the National Executive Committee. Labour’s dispute’s panel had been discussing his suspension today in order to decide […]