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FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., gives his opening statement during a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on new coronavirus tests on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican Senate Health committee chairman says the Trump administration should provide President-elect Joe Biden access to transition materials -- particularly on COVID vaccine distribution --- “to ensure a smooth” transfer of power.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Sen. Alexander: Trump admin should aid in Biden transition

Nov. 20, 2020 7:47 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Friday that President Donald Trump's administration should aid President-elect Joe Biden in his transition, saying the Democrat has a “very good chance” of becoming the next president. “If there is any chance whatsoever that Joe...

Marquita Bradshaw, the Tennessee Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, takes part in a Power Together Women's March Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Dozens of Women's March rallies were planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to President Donald Trump and his policies, including the push to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee Senate nominee connects activism to election

Oct. 28, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When the Rev. Tondala Hayward learned about plans to build a landfill next to her church in a predominantly Black, working-class neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, she called Marquita Bradshaw. Bradshaw spoke out against the landfill and helped Hayward mobilize opposition, and it was...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., questions President Donald Trump's fitness to serve following his hospitalization for COVID-19, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Pelosi wants legislation that would create a commission to allow Congress to intervene under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution and remove the president from executive duties. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House virus aid offer is panned by Pelosi, Senate GOP

Oct. 10, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House coronavirus aid offer got bad reviews from both ends of the political spectrum on Saturday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., rejected the most generous Trump administration plan to date as “one step forward, two steps back." The Republicans who control the...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020 file photo, Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Robert Kadlec testifies before a Senate Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the coronavirus on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kadlec said in an email Friday, Oct. 9, that the Trump administration “is accelerating production of safe and effective vaccines ... to ensure delivery starting January 2021.

Trump official says vaccine expected starting in January

Oct. 9, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

A Trump administration official leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.S. can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021, despite statements from the president that inoculations could begin this month. And a growing, bipartisan chorus of lawmakers, experts and public health...