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President Donald Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former football coach Lou Holtz, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump honors football coach Holtz as 'one of the greatest'

Dec. 3, 2020 12:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday called Lou Holtz "one of the greatest coaches in American history” as he honored the college football Hall of Famer and political ally with the nation's highest civilian honor. Holtz, whose 34-year coaching career included the 1988 national title...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, center, walks with members of his staff as they make their way to a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia GOP seeks mail-in ballot changes after Biden's win

Dec. 3, 2020 12:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After weathering criticism for certifying President Donald Trump's narrow election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, Republican officials in Georgia are proposing additional requirements for the state's vote-by-mail process, despite no evidence of systemic fraud or irregularities. Two state Senate...

FILE - In this Nov.13, 2019 file photo, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., listens during a House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.  House Democrats picked moderate Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign organization into the 2022 elections, choosing him over a Hispanic rival after last month's voting dealt them unexpected losses and left them divided over the reasons.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House Dems pick moderate New Yorker to lead campaign arm

Dec. 3, 2020 12:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats picked Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign organization into the 2022 elections, choosing a lawmaker from a Trump-friendly district over a top House Hispanic after last month’s voting dealt them unexpected losses and left them divided over the...

FILE- In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Tina Flournoy, then Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws committee member,  during a hearing in Washington. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named veteran Democratic strategist Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

VP-elect Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff

Dec. 3, 2020 12:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named Tina Flournoy, a veteran Democratic strategist and aide to the Clintons, as her chief of staff, the transition team announced Thursday. Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to a team of advisers led by Black women. Harris,...

This combination of file photos shows from left, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. on Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., on July 24, 2020, in Washington and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on March 3, 2020, in Washington. Hoyer and No. 3 party leader Clyburn, Congress’ highest ranking Black member, were reelected to their positions, like Pelosi without opposition on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo)

House Democrats promise some COVID relief before holidays

Dec. 3, 2020 11:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 House Democrat told colleagues Thursday morning that the chamber won't adjourn for the year without delivering at least some measure of COVID-19 relief, as Democrats show greater flexibility after absorbing losses in last month's elections. But Majority Leader Steny Hoyer,...

Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth, center, gestures as he addresses a press conference outside his residence in Chennai, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future. (AP Photo/R.Parthibhan)

Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth to launch political party

Dec. 3, 2020 4:48 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth said Thursday he plans to launch his own political party in southern India in January, ending years of speculation by millions of his fans on his political future. He said in a tweet that he will make an announcement on Dec. 31, apparently in relation to...

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at The Queen theater, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden, top Democrats swing behind bipartisan virus aid bill

Dec. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday and his top Capitol Hill allies cut their demands for a $2 trillion-plus measure by more than half in hopes of breaking a monthslong logjam and delivering much-sought aid as the tempestuous congressional...

Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., with his wife former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., participates in a re-enactment of his swearing-in Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, by Vice President Mike Pence in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP)

Arizona's Kelly is sworn into Senate, narrowing GOP edge

Dec. 2, 2020 4:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, narrowing Republican control of the chamber and underscoring his state's shift from red to blue. Kelly, 56, defeated GOP Sen. Martha McSally in last month's election, making her one of only three...

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

GOP leader McDaniel to run for 3rd term with Trump's backing

Dec. 2, 2020 3:17 PM EST

Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chairwoman, is launching her bid for a third two-year term heading the GOP's governing organization after the party’s stronger-than-anticipated showing in November’s election, even though President Donald Trump lost. In a letter Wednesday to the 168...

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 2, 1998, Jozsef Szajer, vice-president of the Fidesz Hungarian Civic Party, talks to the media.  Hungarian member of the European Parliament Jozsef Szajer on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, admitted to being among those present at an illegal party broken up by Belgian police in central Brussels last week, amid press reports he took part in a COVID-19 lockdown sex orgy. (AP photo/Tibor Rozsahegyi, FILE)

Hungarian politician resigns party after Belgium party bust

Dec. 2, 2020 2:41 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A former European Parliament lawmaker from Hungary resigned from his country’s ruling party Wednesday after being swept up in a scandal involving what media reports called an orgy that police in Brussels broke up last week amid Belgium’s covornavirus lockdown. Jozsef...