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Recent articles by Bart:

Live politics updates: Biden plans to campaign in Georgia for Senate candidates

President-elect Joe Biden said he would campaign in Georgia, where two Senate runoff races could determine if Republicans retain control of the Senate → Read More

Joe Biden asks Anthony Fauci, the federal coronavirus expert, to become his chief medical adviser

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been a top official dealing with the pandemic. → Read More

Biden set to announce his economic team led by Janet Yellen, who face a dark winter outlook, split Congress

President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce his economic team Tuesday. What proposals can they push through a split Congress? → Read More

Joe Biden names all-women White House communications team led by Jen Psaki as press secretary

"I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women," Biden said in a statement Sunday. → Read More

Biden picks Janet Yellen, former Fed chair, as first woman to lead Treasury Department

President-elect Joe Biden picks Janet Yellen, a former head of the Federal Reserve, to become the first woman to lead the Treasury Department. → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Michigan certifies election results finding Biden the winner

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state, avoiding a stalemate and a delay. → Read More

Biden picks first Latino to head DHS, first woman to lead intelligence as part of diverse foreign policy team

President-elect Joe Biden chose Alejandro Mayorkas, who arrived as a refugee from Cuba, to lead the Department of Homeland Security. → Read More

'Hand in glove': President-elect Biden promises governors coordination in combatting coronavirus

Governors noted it took eight months to distribute 100 million tests for the virus, but that distributing free vaccine in the coming months will require reaching 330 million Americans → Read More

Election 2020 live updates: Georgia recount results confirm Biden won the state, flipping it for Democrats

Georgia must certify its election results Friday by state law, which required an audit be conducted before votes are certified. → Read More

In meeting with Biden, emergency workers plead for equipment, testing to combat 'skyrocketing' coronavirus cases

President-elect Joe Biden heard from frontline worker about how to combat COVID-19 with more protective equipment and tests. → Read More

Joe Biden names 9 top White House appointees, including Rep. Cedric Richmond and campaign manager O'Malley Dillon

Biden continued to build out his staff Tuesday even as President Donald Trump refuses to concede the election. → Read More

President-elect Joe Biden seeks diverse Cabinet to 'look like America' in leading federal departments

Joe Biden could tap a range of experts, from one-time rivals to former colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, to be a part of his administration. → Read More

'A real contrast': How Joe Biden won Democrats and the White House with a message of healing

The election became a referendum on Trump – an up or down vote on his four-year term – rather than a choice between him and Biden, according to political experts. → Read More

Biden wins: Democrat who vowed a return to 'normalcy' defeats Trump after cliffhanger election

Joe Biden is the president-elect. His win puts the U.S. on a different course just four years after voters picked President Donald Trump. → Read More

Trump falsely claims he has won election, even though ballots are still being counted

Trump touted his wins in Florida and Texas and claimed without evidence that a “very sad group of people” was trying to disenfranchise his supporters. → Read More

As polls close, Trump and Biden wait with the world for results

Millions voted in an election between Trump and Biden to determine how the US responds to COVID-19 pandemic, bolsters the economy and heals divisions. → Read More

'The most visited state': Trump, Biden barnstorm Pennsylvania as key state on final campaign weekend

Pennsylvania, where Trump and Biden will each campaign on the final campaign weekend, could be the tipping point deciding who wins the White House. → Read More

Obama says Trump couldn't 'protect himself' from COVID, has failed to protect the nation

Former President Barack Obama gave a fiery speech in Philadelphia attacking Trump as incompetent and surrounded by hacks while promoting Joe Biden → Read More

Trump's ad strategy targeting senior citizens as cases spike: I recovered from COVID-19, so can America

“Don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it,” said Trump of COVID-19 a day after the USA had nearly 70,000 new cases. “You’re going to beat it.” → Read More

Sen. Kamala Harris cancels trips after two linked to campaign test positive for COVID-19

Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, canceled campaign trips to key battleground states through Sunday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More