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Trump demanded apology from John McCain in 2017 for withdrawing his...

In a new book, “The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain,” longtime Senate aide Mark Salter alleged that soon after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the president called the Arizona senator and demanded he apologize for taking back his endorsement during the 2016 election campaign.

Pessimism about Pandemic Grows

A PoliticalIQ.com national survey found that 55% of voters now believe the worst of the pandemic is still to come.  That’s...

‘Damn Refreshing’: Mayor Pete Gets Friendly Reception At Senate Hearing

Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg made the case for climate action and infrastructure investments at his confirmation hearing. Most senators reacted warmly. (Image credit: Kevin...

COVID Death Toll Expected To Hit 500k Next Month, Biden Says

The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to pass 500,000 at some point next month, President Biden said, in remarks that offered...

McConnell wants Senate trial delayed until Trump legal team in place

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told fellow Senate Republicans on a call that he wanted to delay Trump's impeachment trial for several weeks .       

Fauci Said Working With Biden Now Instead Of Trump Is “Liberating”

"Regarding things like hydroxychloroquine ... that really was uncomfortable because they were not based on scientific fact.” View Entire Post ›

Democratic senators ask Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Cruz, Hawley

Seven Democratic senators asked for an investigation into the conduct of two Republican senators – Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of...

Biden’s team reportedly realized after inauguration that Trump really had no...

It's been more than a month since the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved for distribution, and nearly a year since it became clear coronavirus was a pandemic that would take a vaccine to stop. But former President Donald Trump's administration still failed to arrange a usable plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccines to Americans, as President Biden's incoming administration reportedly just discovered. Biden's team expected to find major flaws in Trump's distribution plans when they arrived at the White House on Wednesday, sources with direct knowledge of the administration's COVID-19 work tell CNN. But "one of the biggest shocks that the Biden team had to digest during the transition period was what they saw as a complete lack of a vaccine distribution strategy," CNN reports. As one source put it, "There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch." Biden campaigned on the promise of swiftly reversing the Trump administration's hands-off approach to handling the virus. The new president did take a small step in that direction Wednesday, signing an executive order mandating people wear masks on federal property and moving to make the federal government the command center for vaccine and testing distribution and administration. But Wednesday's reported discovery reveals it's going to be a lot harder than just changing attitudes around social distancing. And as one source told CNN, the lack of a plan "is just further affirmation of complete incompetence" by the Trump administration. Jeff Zients, the Biden administration's COVID-19 czar, said just as much on Wednesday, telling reporters that "What we're inheriting from the Trump administration is so much worse than we could have imagined." Still, as one official leading the COVID-19 response conceded to The Daily Beast, "At least we won't have a president that's actively fighting those rules on national television