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Neera Tanden, president of Center for American Progress, speaks during an introduction for New Start New Jersey at NJIT in Newark, NJ, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, led by campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield. Tanden will be director of the Office of Management and Budget, according to a person familiar with the transition process granted anonymity to speak freely about internal deliberations. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Political fight brewing over Biden's WH budget chief nominee

Nov. 30, 2020 7:02 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget is quickly emerging as a political battle that could disrupt his efforts to swiftly fill out his administration. Some Republicans are expressing doubt that Neera Tanden could be confirmed by the Senate...

FILEā€”In this file photo from Oct. 6, 2020, David Pepper, the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, speaks at the Hamilton County Board of Elections as people arrive to participate in early voting in Norwood, Ohio. Pepper announced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 that he is stepping down at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Ohio's Democratic Party chair stepping down after 6 years

Nov. 30, 2020 3:49 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic Party chair is stepping down after six years during which Republicans, including Donald Trump, dominated statewide elections, he said Monday. David Pepper, a former Hamilton County commissioner and Cincinnati council member, sent a letter to party officials...

FILE - In this June 20, 2006, file photo, teams line up along the baselines during the playing of the national anthem before the first game, in the inaugural season, of the State College Spike baseball team in State College, Pa. Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft., the league announced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The founding members of the MLB Draft League are located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey: the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the State College Spikes, the Trenton Thunder, the West Virginia Black Bears and the Williamsport Crosscutters. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)

MLB launches wood-bat league for draft-eligible prospects

Nov. 30, 2020 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft. The wood-bat MLB Draft League is launching with five teams and could add a sixth, MLB said Monday. Teams will play a 68-game regular season that includes an All-Star break coinciding...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2020 file photo, outgoing Minnesota State Senate President Senate President Jeremy Miller, R-Winona gave Sen. David Tomassoni, DFL-Chisholm a congratulatory elbow bump before Tomassoni addressed the Senate Chamber in St. Paul, Minn.   At least 187 state legislators nationwide have tested positive for the virus and four have died since the pandemic began, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press. Twelve Arkansas lawmakers have tested positive for the virus over the past month, the second largest known outbreak in a state legislature. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

Nov. 21, 2020 5:39 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They're also resisting rules requiring them in their own capitols. Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, right, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testify during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Mnuchin on Friday, Nov. 20 denied that he is trying to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve. Mnuchin said his decision was based on the fact that the programs were not being heavily utilized and the money could be better used by being re-allocated by Congress to provide support in other areas such as further grants to small businesses and extended unemployment assistance.  (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Mnuchin denies trying to limit Biden's economic options

Nov. 20, 2020 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied on Friday that he is attempting to limit President-elect Joe Biden's options for reviving the pandemic-damaged economy by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve. Mnuchin said the programs were not being heavily...

In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, listens during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, says he is quarantining after being exposed to the coronavirus. Grassley is 87. He did not say how he was exposed. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Grassley, 87, had announced earlier Tuesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to the virus and was waiting for...

In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, listens during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, says he is quarantining after being exposed to the coronavirus. Grassley is 87. He did not say how he was exposed. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Sen. Grassley, 87, says he tested positive for coronavirus

Nov. 17, 2020 9:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Grassley, 87, had announced earlier Tuesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to the virus and was...

The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, as the House and Senate return to work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Hardening partisan map steepens Democrats' climb in Senate

Nov. 16, 2020 12:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pinned six years in the minority, Democrats have an uphill but real shot at wresting Senate control in January, with more opportunities in 2022. Yet as states increasingly sort themselves along hardening partisan lines, it's complicating Democrats' drive to win the majority and keep it. ...

\File-This Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 file photo shows Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaking at a rally at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport, in Cleveland. Republican Donald Trump's second decisive victory in Ohio has put the traditional bellwether's status as a must-win battleground state in doubt. Biden's victory will make him the first president elected without carrying Ohio since JFK in 1960.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

No longer mirror of US, Ohio's electoral bellwether quiets

Nov. 14, 2020 9:05 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. That's the way it had been in presidential elections for more than half a century, until this year, when Republican Donald Trump won a decisive victory in the state while losing the presidency to Democrat Joe Biden. Biden becomes the first president...

Today in History

Nov. 9, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2020. There are 52 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall. On this date: ...