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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo Lauren Boebert, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in Colorado's vast 3rd Congressional District, during a freedom cruise staged by her supporters in Pueblo West, Colo. An aide to Boebert, a firearms-toting congresswoman-elect, says she has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds once she’s sworn into office.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Gun-toting congresswoman-elect may carry Glock at Capitol

Nov. 23, 2020 1:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A firearms-toting congresswoman-elect who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds, her office has acknowledged. If she does so, she apparently won't be alone. The practice is allowed for lawmakers,...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks about House Republicans and the election, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump ally McCarthy is reelected leader of House Republicans

Nov. 18, 2020 12:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won reelection as House Republican leader, a stunning turnaround as the entire GOP leadership team was rewarded by their colleagues for reducing the Democrats’ House advantage in the November election. McCarthy faced no opposition Tuesday to return as...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks about House Republicans and the election, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump ally McCarthy is reelected leader of House Republicans

Nov. 17, 2020 6:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won reelection as House Republican leader Tuesday, a stunning turnaround as the entire GOP leadership team was rewarded by their colleagues for reducing the Democrats’ House advantage in the November election. McCarthy faced no opposition to return as...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, Jennifer O'Malley Dillon is shown in Chicago. President-elect Joe Biden has announced top White House staff positions, drawing from the senior ranks of his campaign and some of his closest confidants. Biden confirmed that former campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon will serve as a deputy chief of staff.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Biden filling top White House team with campaign veterans

Nov. 17, 2020 3:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced a raft of top White House staff positions on Tuesday, drawing from the senior ranks of his campaign and some of his closest confidants to fill out an increasingly diverse White House leadership team. Biden confirmed that former campaign manager Jen...

Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., right, watches as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden appears on a

Biden filling out top White House team with campaign vets

Nov. 16, 2020 9:35 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is drawing from the senior ranks of his campaign to fill out an increasingly diverse White House leadership team. Sources familiar with Biden's initial decisions confirmed Monday that former campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon will serve as a deputy chief of staff,...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks with reporters after he spoke on the Senate floor Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After Biden win, McConnell says Trump OK to fight election

Nov. 10, 2020 9:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President-elect Joe Biden's victory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump is “100% within his rights” to question election results, as GOP lawmakers fall in line behind the White House. The Republican leader's remarks on Monday, his...