US election 2020: Get the latest news, comments and analyses on the battle between US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Jon Ossoff, a Jewish 33-year-old former executive of a documentary film company, has done what seemed nearly impossible just a few years ago.
Only one hundred years ago most western countries were full of the kind of chaos and coup attempts that many claim they saw in Washington.
"What happened in America showed what a failure Western democracy is..." Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said.
There are two ways to remove a president from office: the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution and impeachment followed by a Senate conviction.
Biden will be the next president of the United States.
The melee delayed the certification process of Biden's victory for hours. Biden will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel made the news Wednesday morning when Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who won one of two Georgia Senate elections Tuesday, invoked the rabbi during an interview on CNN.
President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Merrick Garland to be his attorney general more than four years after Senate Republicans blocked the judge from serving on the US Supreme Court.
Heshy Tischler, the pro-Trump provocateur of Orthodox Brooklyn, wasn’t at the US capitol when a mob stormed it Wednesday — but not because he didn’t want to be.
“This is an assault on our Democracy,” Biden said.
Democrats must win both contests in Georgia to take control of the Senate.
Pence, a loyal lieutenant during the four years of Trump's often chaotic presidency, has no plans to intervene and has told Trump he does not have the power to do so.
“With Joe Biden winning Georgia by just over 12,000 votes, we knew that the Jewish vote played a critical role as part of the coalition that ensured his victory."
The group said the time had come to accept that the Republican president had lost the Nov. 3 election and that Biden would succeed him on Jan. 20.
The House voted 216-209 to reinstate Pelosi, after Democrats lost 11 seats in the November elections to command a narrower 222-212 majority.
US law requires Congress to formally count the electoral vote on Jan. 6.
Voters in Georgia will not just be deciding the state’s political trajectory on Tuesday, but the country’s as well.
If these votes were granted to President Trump by Pence in the procedure, there would be enough to overturn the result of the election and hand him victory.
Biden’s foreign policy challenge emerges from a progressive coalition petitioning him to stack the second tier of his foreign policy administration with left-wing progressives.
The two leaders said they shared a desire to address the reasons for migration in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and southern Mexico.
"Today's nominees are ready on day one, which is essential because we literally have no time to waste," Biden said
“Leasing practices need to be changed. We need to make sure we’re promoting and increasing clean-energy leases,” said Haaland.
"The Electoral College has spoken," McConnell said on Tuesday morning, before adding he wanted to "congratulate the President-elect Joe Biden" and VP-elect Kamala Harris.
“In America, politicians don’t take power — the people grant it to them,” Biden plans to say in his address to the nation on Monday night.
Barr, who had angered Trump by not supporting his incorrect claims that the Nov. 3 election result had been tainted by widespread fraud, said he would leave office on Dec. 23.
Election results show Biden, the Democratic former vice president, won 306 electoral votes - exceeding the 270 needed to win.
Organizers of Stop The Steal, linked to pro-Trump operative Roger Stone, and church groups urged supporters to participate in "Jericho Marches" and prayer rallies.
Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio posted photos taken inside the White House gates on the conservative platform Parler, adding that he had received a "last minute invite to an undisclosed location."
Organizers Stop The Steal, which is linked to pro-Trump operative Roger Stone, and church groups urged supporters to turn out to "Jericho Marches" and prayer rallies.
The vice president-elect was chosen alongside President-elect Joe Biden - the first time two running mates have been chosen together.
During the party guests began chanting "four more years."
It was the latest court failure for Trump and his allies, who have lost dozens of cases in state and federal courts in an unsuccessful attempt to nullify the result of the Nov. 3 election.
Buttigieg, an Afghanistan war veteran who battled Biden for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, was among the top contenders for the role of ambassador to the United Nations.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was named as Biden's chief medical adviser on the virus.
After news of Giuliani's test, the Arizona state legislature said it would close both chambers this week out of caution "for recent cases and concerns relating to COVID-19."
The only thing giving Rabbi Levi Shemtov any anxiety right now is the fate of the Abraham Accords.
"That Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff rely on Johnson to boost their campaigns is a direct endorsement of Johnson’s bigoted statements about the citizens of the only Jewish country in the world.”
The fine print made clear most of the money would go to other priorities, including retiring the debts of Trump's campaign.
Israel and the Middle East will not be a top priority for action by a Biden administration
What would Iran stand to gain by taking actions against the US at this time, or turning a cold shoulder to Biden, especially since this did not take place under his watch?
Trump told Fox, “This election was a fraud. It was a rigged election!”
After the recount in Milwaukee County, Biden had a net gain of 132 votes, out of nearly 460,000 cast. Overall, Biden gained 257 votes to Trump's 125.
"Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so," wrote Stephanos Bibas.
The conditions of the settlement and any payment were not revealed.
The 87-year-old lawmaker had come under fire from other Democrats for her friendly questioning of Amy Coney Barrett during the Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation hearings last month.
The results exposed a divided party, with moderates and progressives exchanging barbs in the past couple of weeks about the reasons for the absence of a “blue wave.”
On Monday, the GSA, the federal agency that must sign off on presidential transitions, told Biden he could formally begin the hand-over process.
Michigan officials on Monday voted to certify the results of the Nov. 3 US presidential election that showed Democrat Joe Biden winning the state.
"Obviously, this is not going to be the same kind of inauguration we had in the past," said incoming White House Chief of Staff.
"We will work with anyone who has the trust of the American people," said Russian President Putin.
Some polls predicted that Republican turnout wouldn't be more than 30% in 2020 – it was 36%.
The Trump campaign had sought to prevent state officials from certifying the results of the election in the state.
The majority of voters (57%) want the Trump campaign to stop efforts to challenge election results, but the vast majority (85%) of Trump supporters wants these efforts to continue.
The @POTUS account is associated with the office of the president and separate from the personal Twitter account often used by US President Donald Trump.
Trump has refused to concede and is seeking to invalidate or overturn the results claiming - without proof - widespread voter fraud.
Without a doubt, the president’s attempts to undermine faith in the integrity of the election are dangerous to democracy.
“Reverend Warnock is a beloved friend and ally of Georgia’s Jewish community and a friend of Israel,” said Ossoff “Kelly Loeffler’s baseless attacks on the reverend make me sick."
PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS: While Palestinians are divided on Biden, the vast majority agrees the departure of Donald Trump is the best gift they could have hoped for.
"Figure out why some voters say 'you're good enough, you're smart enough but doggone it we don't like you,'" said Maher.
Trump's legal team also sought permission from the judge to refile legal claims that it dropped on Sunday from the lawsuit.
"I don't believe at the end of the day it'll change the total results," Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, told CNN.
73% worried about the continued distance in views between Israel and American Jewry, particularly over widespread Israeli support for Donald Trump and American Jewish support for Joe Biden.
“Throughout the time that I was in the Obama administration, vice president Biden was a consistent questioner of those who wanted to put pressure on Israel or were demanding only moves from Israel.”
The president said that US-Israel “friendship is based on values that are beyond partisan politics.”
The extraordinary rebuke, weighing in on the White House post-election transition fray, came in an open letter from three leading healthcare organizations.
In the next 65 days, Biden is expected to announce his cabinet nominees for his forthcoming government.
Biden presidential campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon, the first woman to lead a winning Democratic presidential bid, will be named a deputy chief of staff.
The governor fiercely criticized the president in the outcome of the elections.
The lawyers — Linda Kerns, John Scott and Douglas Bryan Hughes — made the request in a court filing on Monday, adding that the campaign consented to their withdrawal.
The ad quoted outgoing President Trump saying "We have it totally under control," and "One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear" as a graph showed the rising number of coronavirus cases.
Legal experts say the lawsuits have little chance of changing the outcome of the election.
The tweet comes following the president's longstanding refusal to accept the results of the election, which have been almost universally acknowledged as being in favor of Joe Biden.
Slotkin and several others who flipped Republican seats in 2018 kept their districts, but many others are out; Republicans have gained at least 15 seats this election.
He first tweeted "He won because the Election was Rigged," then only "in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA."
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to condemn Antifa while praising his supporters, including Proud Boys, who fought back.
Biden is currently leading by 14,000 votes, pending recount.
Organizers have given the pro-Trump rallies various names, including the Million MAGA March, the March for Trump and Stop the Steal.
The case was filed on Monday, three days before the law firm dropped it.
Trump's failure so far to even acknowledge Joe Biden as the president-elect means Biden is missing out on critical national security briefings.
Georgia and South Carolina results called by Edison Research
The Biden team said they were confident the process would be completed in time, citing a timeline from the secretary of state that expects the hand recount to be finished on Wednesday.
Here’s a glance at what’s at stake in the next 10 weeks.
“Mr. Maiorana’s online posts called for violence against our entire community—protestors, politicians and law-enforcement officers alike," FBI said.
Clinton is reportedly being considered because she could potentially raise the standing of the US in the world following President Donald Trump's term.
“We’re safer, stronger, a better country because of their contributions,” said Biden on the impacts of accepting more refugees.
"Trump Administration's denial could interfere into the President-elect team's transition preparation on crucial matters, such as the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine."
“After four years of a modern-day assault on those same values by Donald Trump, the Biden/Harris team pledges a return to norms, including the truth,” she said.
Concessions that used to be a part of the political process have been replaced by baseless allegations of voter fraud and election stealing.
Biden's win in Arizona gives the Democrat 290 electoral votes in the state-by-state Electoral College that determines the winner, more than the 270 needed to claim victory.
Most Republican officials and lawmakers have publicly supported President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the election results.
Francis has clashed with Trump on a number of issues, including China, climate change, Cuba and immigration.
MIDDLE ISRAEL: This column, after four years of lambasting him for all the bad things he did, said, tweeted and embodied, now happily waves him goodbye with one hand, and salutes him with the other.
Klain served as Chief of Staff for two vice presidents: Joe Biden and Al Gore, before being appointed as Ebola Response Coordinator for Obama administrations.
Security analysts all stress that while violence hasn’t happened yet, it still very well could, especially if leaders continue to sow doubt about the democratic process.
The ban, one of Facebook's measures to combat misinformation, was supposed to last about a week but would likely last another month, raising concerns from campaigns in Georgia eager to reach voters.