Biden to keep Wray on as FBI director - POLITICO
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she caused an "unintentional ripple" when she was noncommittal on Wednesday about keeping Wray in the job.
Poll: 66 percent approve of Biden’s handling of transition
The president-elect’s personal favorability rating has improved by 7 percentage points since October.
FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia - POLITICO
The Pennsylvania woman was seen in footage near Pelosi's office Jan. 6.
Democrats ready immigration push for Biden’s early days - POLITICO
Biden's got a plan. And it's a bold one, immigration advocates say.
Pelosi says any lawmaker who helped insurrectionists could face criminal prosecution - POLITICO
The speaker also wouldn't comment on when she would transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate.
Dems demand details of ‘suspicious’ Capitol visitors day before attack - POLITICO
Mikie Sherrill first raised alarms that some members of Congress may have provided "reconnaissance" tours to would-be insurrectionists.
‘Inside job’: House Dems ask if Capitol rioters had hidden help - POLITICO
On a 3.5-hour caucus call, lawmakers criticized Capitol Police tactics and vowed to investigate what went wrong.
Army head says Nat. Guard may be allowed to carry guns in D.C. - POLITICO
The review reflects concerns about the safety of the Guard troops in the wake of the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Coons calls on Cruz and Hawley to resign - POLITICO
The Delaware Democrat said the two Republican senators who mounted challenges to Biden's victory should step down in the aftermath of the deadly riots in D.C.
Here are the senators challenging Biden’s Electoral College win
A growing GOP faction is aligning with Trump’s last gasp attempt to subvert the election.
Why Warnock talks puppies instead of race
Depending on the attack ad, the Rev. Raphael Warnock is an anti-white opponent of cops and the military, an obstructer of child-abuse investigations or a phony denounced by his ex-wife. Warnock’s response on TV has been consistent: he likes policy — and puppies.
Cruz leads group of senators seeking to challenge Electoral College count
Nearly a quarter of Senate Republicans are officially preparing to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win on Jan. 6
Pence declined to back Gohmert-led effort to upend election, lawyers indicate - POLITICO
Rep. Louie Gohmert is pressing to throw out long-established procedures so that the president will win another term.
Democrats shatter fundraising records ahead of Georgia Senate runoffs
The four candidates combined to raise more than $340 million.
Pollsters disappear in Georgia with Senate on the line
The public polls that drove so much news about the November election are mostly sidelined in Georgia after some high-profile misses.
Democrats cry alarm over proposal to split up NSA, Cyber Command amid hacking crisis - POLITICO
Senior Defense Department leaders are reviewing a plan to separate the two agencies, a move lawmakers and DoD had contemplated for years.
Nuclear weapons agency breached amid massive cyber onslaught
Hackers accessed systems at the National Nuclear Security Administration, which maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
Google, Facebook made secret deal to divvy up market, Texas alleges - POLITICO
Lawsuit says the companies agreed in secret in 2018 to carve up the advertising market between them.
States close to filing new Google antitrust suit
The bipartisan case, led by the attorneys general of Colorado and Nebraska, could be filed as soon as Thursday.
Biden to tap Denis McDonough for Veterans Affairs - POLITICO
McDonough served as former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff from 2013 until 2017.
Opinion | How Trump’s Judges Got in the Way of Trump
Nothing underlines the merits of Trump judicial selections quite like their willingness to deny him and his allies, as warranted.
Biden to name Hill staffer Katherine Tai for top trade job - POLITICO
Democratic trade leaders in Congress coalesced around Tai soon after the election, regarding her as a skilled negotiator with appeal to moderates and progressives alike.
Trump backs new stimulus checks amid Hawley push - POLITICO
“I’d be surprised if he didn’t support $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 for couples,” the Missouri Republican says.
Pelosi eyes combining Covid aid with mammoth spending deal - POLITICO
She said Mitch McConnell also agrees on pairing the two together.
Trump’s conspiracies have MAGA world talking Georgia boycott
It's hard to tell if the online chatter reflects wider voter sentiment, but some Republicans have expressed concern.
Georgia Dems will knock on doors with Senate at stake - POLITICO
Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are adding extra Covid precautions to send canvassers to voters' doors ahead of the Jan. 5 runoffs.
Biden is bringing back the daily briefing. Here's who is likely to be at the podium. - POLITICO
Kate Bedingfield and Symone Sanders are in line for major communications roles in the new administration.
Meet the contenders for Biden’s Cabinet - POLITICO
The president-elect is expected to nominate a mix of progressives, moderates and even a few Republicans as he seeks to satisfy a broad coalition.
Dems and GOP gear up for overtime in Georgia with Senate on the line - POLITICO
Both parties are getting ready to dump millions into the two Senate runoffs.
Uber CEO sees California ballot initiative as a model for other states
Khosrowshahi emphasized in an investor call that the outcome will likely reverberate beyond Uber’s home state of California.
MAGA scrambles to repair the Hunter Biden narrative - POLITICO
Instead of publishing the more salacious allegations, conservative media has been more focused on covering alleged suppression of the story.
Gig companies break $200M barrier in California ballot fight
California officially has its first $200 million ballot campaign, courtesy of the homegrown tech industry.
Biden camp slams Facebook as thousands of ads remain blocked in final week - POLITICO
Biden's campaign said ads that had previously been approved by the tech giant have been erroneously removed.
Tech CEOs testify at Capitol Hill hearing - POLITICO
The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google are testifying at a Senate hearing Wednesday on whether to pare back protections that immunize them from lawsuits over how they handle user posts.
White House science office takes credit for 'ending' pandemic as infections mount - POLITICO
It’s the latest inaccurate claim from the administration on the severity of the pandemic.
Twitter, Facebook CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary after election
Republican lawmakers on the Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas to compel Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify on the companies' handling of a disputed New York Post report.
Senate Judiciary approves subpoenas for Twitter, Facebook CEOs over bias charges - POLITICO
The Judiciary Committee voted 12-0 to authorize the subpoenas, with all Judiciary Republicans voting in favor.
Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots - POLITICO
Progressives fret as Joe Biden's transition team vets a handful of Republicans for his potential administration.
Party-switcher puts Kansas Senate seat in play for Democrats - POLITICO
Democrat Barbara Bollier, who left the GOP two years ago, is outraising GOP Rep. Roger Marshall as she expands Democrats' path to a Senate majority.
How Biden destroyed Trump’s TV ad ‘death star’ - POLITICO
The Democrat’s fundraising gusher has enabled a national ad strategy that’s helped put reach states in play.
Adelsons pour $75M into last-ditch effort to save Trump - POLITICO
The GOP megadonors gave to Preserve America, a new anti-Biden super PAC that suddenly became one of the biggest 2020 spenders last month.