"President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts have thus far found them without merit." Murkowski was one of the first Republican senators to congratulate the president-elect.
Murkowski's statement came a day after a judge dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania.
[NFA] A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed a $908 billion COVID relief bill that would fund measures through March 31, but it hasn't been embraced by the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Colette Luke has more.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s last days in the White House have been marked by rage and turmoil, multiple sources said. No one in Trump’s orbit could convince him to explicitly acknowledge election defeat and use his remaining weeks in office to hold events to tout accomplishments that he and his aides are proud of. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Scattered vaccine shortages cropped up on the front lines of the U.S. battle against the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, prompting at least one large healthcare system to cancel a slew of appointments of people hoping to be inoculated. This report produced by Emma Jehle.
Vice President Mike Pence and Pres. Donald Trump are spending the last days of their administration very differently. CNN reports that Mike Pence is dropping in on the White House phone operators. Pence is addressing troops at bases across the country. Pence is paying a visit to national guardsmen in place for the inauguration. Pence is speaking by phone with his successor, Kamala Harris. Trump, in denial and silenced on social media, is refusing to speak to Biden.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said he would order increased production of syringes and other supplies to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19 and improve upon the Trump administration rollout that he has called a "dismal failure."
The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will review how the FBI and other law enforcement agencies prepared and responded to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said on Friday. This report produced by Colette Luke.
While detailing his plan to ramp up vaccinations against COVID-19, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Friday said it was "shocking" to see some Republican members of Congress not wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus and told them it was "time to grow up."
President-elect Joe Biden has picked former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison to head the Democratic National Committee, Biden's office said in a statement on Thursday. Gloria Tso has more.
Wall Street's main indexes finished lower on Friday, weighed down by big U.S. banks after their earnings reports and concerns about the viability of President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan. Conway G. Gittens reports.
On Monday, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade sounded the alarm over Pres. Trump's looming impeachment. Trump is being impeached over the Capitol Hill siege that saw thousands of dollars of damage and 6 people dead. The longtime host of "Fox & Friends" argued impeachment would only lead to more attacks. "50 state houses are being threatened on Inauguration Day — this is the last thing you wanna do."
[NFA] U.S. security forces are mounting a national operation to thwart any violence before President-elect Joe Biden takes office - while Democrats warned of possible political violence even after the Jan. 20 swearing-in. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
"With just seven days left in President Trump's term, they are fast-tracking impeachment proceedings - a move which will no doubt further divide an already fractured nation," said Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), joining his colleagues in blasting Democrats for moving toward an impeachment vote.
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that he thinks President Trump resigning would be the best path forward as political fallout over President Trump’s response to the deadly Capitol attack continues to escalate.
[NFA] As the events that unfolded in Washington on Wednesday captured the nation's attention, the raging coronavirus pandemic claimed its highest U.S. death toll yet, killing more than 4,000 people in a single day, according to a Reuters tally. Colette Luke has more.