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President Donald Trump's motorcade departs Trump International Golf Club, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is returning to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

Dec. 27, 2020 11:42 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Sunday, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown. The massive bill includes...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One. Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been considered a done deal before his sudden objections. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Unemployment benefits for millions in limbo as Trump rages

Dec. 26, 2020 5:09 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday unless President Donald Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been considered a done deal before his sudden objections. Trump's...

FILE - In this Sept 14, 2020 file photo, families and friends of students who were killed in local conflicts gather at the graves of their relatives, adorned with their pictures, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Optimism among Afghans regarding the country's peace process has decreased significantly in the past few months amid a spike in violence, according to a survey released Friday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

Report: Afghans losing hope for peace process amid violence

Dec. 11, 2020 4:46 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Optimism among Afghans regarding the country's peace process has decreased significantly in the past few months amid a spike in violence, according to a survey released Friday. The Institute of War and Peace Studies found optimism had dropped to 57% when the survey was conducted...

In this Dec. 1, 2020, photo, Neera Tanden, who President-elect Joe Biden nominated to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. So far, most of Biden’s senior staffing hires and Cabinet nominees have been reliable and without controversy. But the nomination of Tanden, a longtime Hillary Clinton loyalist and senior White House staffer under President Barak Obama, to lead the OMB has been a stark departure, drawing an immediate and visceral reaction from many Republicans and some Democrats. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden's pick to head OMB brings experience, Twitter enemies

Dec. 6, 2020 4:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Neera Tanden has delighted in labeling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as “Moscow Mitch”; in the wake of the acrimonious vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, she cuttingly dismissed Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins as “the worst.”...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath in the Fox Washington bureau in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

Dec. 1, 2020 12:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — With unemployment still high and the pandemic threatening yet another economic slump, President-elect Joe Biden is assembling a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the nation’s workers and government efforts to address economic inequality. Janet Yellen,...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath in the Fox Washington bureau in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

Nov. 30, 2020 9:05 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — With unemployment still high and the pandemic threatening yet another economic slump, President-elect Joe Biden is assembling a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the nation’s workers and government efforts to address economic inequality. Janet Yellen,...