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Elaine Cagas Quijano is an American television reporter. Formerly with CNN, she is now a correspondent and anchor with CBS News.

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Georgia's Republican secretary of state says he's being "thrown under the bus" by President Trump

In a Wednesday op-ed for USA Today, Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he is being "thrown under the bus" by President Trump in the wake of the 2020 election. Raffensperger..
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Trump pardons former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

President Trump issued a Thanksgiving-eve pardon for his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. CBS News senior..
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The biggest "political turkeys" of 2020

President Trump used his executive power to participate in the White House tradition of pardonting the national Thanksgiving turkey this week. At 42 lbs., is "Corn" the biggest political turkey of..
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Biden says he expects to start receiving daily intel briefings; would meet with Trump "if asked"

President-elect Joe Biden says he expects to start getting intelligence briefings on a regular basis, now that the presidential transition process is officially moving forward. CBS News White House..
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Local Matters: Georgia begins 2nd recount of votes at request of the Trump campaign

Georgia began a second recount of votes on Tuesday at the request of the Trump campaign, even though the state certified its election results last week. The first recount done by hand confirmed..
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Analyzing Biden's Cabinet picks for national security and foreign policy teams

Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow and director of research for the foreign policy program at the Brookings Institution, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss how U.S. allies may be..
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Concern over long-term impact of Trump-led election challenges on Black voters

Voting rights activists say they're concerned about possible long-term impacts of President Trump's efforts to challenge vote counts in predominantly Black communities. Attempts by his legal team to..
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Trump administration allows Biden transition to begin

More than two weeks after the 2020 election was projected for President-elect Joe Biden, the Trump administration is allowing the official transition process to begin. CBS News correspondent Nikole..
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Infectious disease specialist explains why AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine can vary in effectiveness

AstraZeneca announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine is up to 90% effective and even shows signs of reducing asymptomatic spread. It's effectiveness varied during clinical trials, depending on the..
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Biden to nominate Tony Blinken as secretary of state

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to formally announce foreign policy veteran Antony Blinken as his nominee for secretary of state on Tuesday. Blinken served as deputy secretary of state in the..
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When will the official Biden transition begin?

The General Services Administration, the government agency responsible for authorizing the official presidential transition, has been delaying the process. Ilya Shapiro, director of the Cato..
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Biden selects Cabinet and national security officials

President-elect Biden is starting to name his choices for Cabinet and national security positions. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Politico White House reporter Meridith McGraw spoke to..
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Michigan certifies vote count despite Trump campaign's objections

Michigan is certifying its election results after President-elect Joe Biden won the state, despite efforts from the Trump campaign and some Republicans to block it. CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Adam..
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Minnesota governor announces new COVID restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced new restrictions in response to a surge in COVID-19 infections across the state. It comes as the nation's death toll surpassed 250,000 on Wednesday. Politico..
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Millions of dollars pour into Georgia ahead of Senate runoff elections

In just two weeks, over $125 million has poured into Georgia's high-stakes Senate runoff races. Much of the campaign fundraising is coming from outside of the state. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's..
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Pence: Vaccine deployment will begin within 24 hours of FDA authorization

The White House's coronavirus task force held its first briefing since July and focused on plans for rolling out a vaccine as soon as possible. Dr. Leo Nissola spoke to "Red and Blue" host Elaine..
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Pfizer and Moderna vaccines prove effective, as COVID cases keep rising nationwide

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced plans to apply for FDA emergency use authorization for their vaccine candidate, after test results showed it was 95% effective at preventing COVID-19. CBS..
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Georgia GOP Senator David Perdue refuses to debate during runoff campaign

As the candidates in Georgia's two Senate races campaign for their January 5th runoffs, Democrat Jon Ossoff is calling out his opponent, Republican incumbent David Perdue, for declining to participate..
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Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump fired election security official because he "wasn't toeing the president's line" on voter fraud

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is criticizing President Trump's decision to fire the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Christopher Krebs, saying the..
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Why the Trump campaign continues to fight election results despite court losses

President Trump is still refusing to acknowledge Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States, even as his efforts to delay the certification of election results were dealt a blow in two..
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State officials tighten COVID-19 restrictions as cases climb to more than 11.3 million nationwide

More than 11.3 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the U.S. As both cases and hospitalizations continues to rise, officials in at least 28 states are tightening COVID-19 related..
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Michigan attorney general says delaying certification of election results could disenfranchise her state

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined CBSN's Elaine Quijano on "Red and Blue" to discuss the certification of the state's election results. President Trump and Republicans have filed multiple..
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What to know about Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine trials

The nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says as many as 20 million Americans could get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2020. Dr. Uché Blackstock, an emergency physician and..
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Category 5 Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua

The 30th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season has made landfall in Nicaragua in nearly the same region that Hurricane Eta hit earlier this month. Hurricane Iota is expected to devastate the area..
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Trump supporters to host "Million MAGA March" in Washington Saturday

Supporters of President Trump plan to descend on the nation's capital Saturday for the "Million MAGA March." The demonstration is expected to draw various conservative and far right groups, as well as..
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Nevada attorney general confident "there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud" in his state

The Trump campaign has filed several lawsuits over the 2020 election in Nevada, one of which was dismissed by the state Supreme Court. CBS News projects Joe Biden will win Nevada, where he's leading by..
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President-elect Joe Biden hopes to name Cabinet nominees before Thanksgiving

President-elect Joe Biden said he hopes to name some of his Cabinet nominees before Thanksgiving as he pushes forward with his transition despite facing delays from the Trump administration. Co-author..
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White House focused on fighting election results as COVID cases reach record highs

President Trump remained focused on efforts to overturn Joe Biden's election victory, even as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reach reacord daily highs. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe,..
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How Biden plans to govern if Republicans hold the Senate

President-elect Biden is planning to use his executive power to undo much of President Trump's agenda. CBS News political contributor and Democratic strategist Lynda Tran joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host..
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Maria Ressa on the role of journalism in creating a more equal society

2018 TIME Person of the Year Maria Ressa returns to the 2020 Reykjavík Global Forum - Women Leaders to discuss the importance of creating and maintaining a free press. The veteran journalist is..
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Georgia Republicans turn on each other over handling of 2020 election

Georgia incumbent Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue called the handling of the state's 2020 election an "embarrassment" and demanded Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger resign...
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Biden says Trump's refusal to concede election an "embarrassment"

President-elect Biden blasted President Trump's refusal to concede the election, calling it an "embarrassment" and saying the move could hurt Mr. Trump's legacy. But Mr. Biden's team said that isn't..
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Trump campaign files lawsuit in Arizona demanding a hand count of ballots it says were incorrectly uncounted

CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Alex Tin joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest on the Trump campaign's legal challenges in Arizona and Nevada.
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COVID-19 restrictions highlight split among evangelical Christians

The coronavirus pandemic appears to be key factor in a growing split among evangelical Christians, one of President Trump's critical constituencies. Jon Ward, a senior political correspondent at Yahoo..
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Trump administration replacing key staff while fighting election loss

More changes are coming inside the federal government as President Trump continues his efforts to challenge President-elect Joe Biden's victory. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Politico..
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Biden: Vaccine process must be grounded in science and fully transparent

President-elect Joe Biden is welcoming the progress being made toward a coronavirus vaccine, but said the process must be transparent to ensure confidence and safety. Bina Venkataraman, an editorial..
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Battle for control of the Senate rests on two Georgia runoff races

The battle for control of the Senate rests on a pair of high-stakes runoff elections in Georgia. Incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue will face Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff while the state's..
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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine trials are 90% effective

Drugmaker Pfizer said its coronavirus vaccine trials are 90% effective. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden announces new COVID-19 plans for the country as the U.S. surpasses 10 million confirmed..
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Two more members of Trump's team test positive for COVID-19

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday after attending a White House election night party last week. Mark Meadows, who also attended that party,..
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Trump fires defense secretary as he heads into "lame duck" period

President Trump is shaking up his Cabinet by firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper the week after the election. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe, CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion and..
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Biden's lead grows in key states as Trump continues legal challenges

The vote counting continues, with Joe Biden holding a narrow lead over President Bush in Pennsylvania and Georgia. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, Associated Press White House reporter Zeke..
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Fran Townsend on President Trump's baseless election fraud claims

Fran Townsend, CBS News senior national security analyst and a former adviser to President George W. Bush, spoke to "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano about the impact of President Trump's rhetoric..
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Latinos targeted by post-election disinformation campaign

Experts say a mass disinformation campaign targeting Latinos was unleashed on social media in the 24 hours after Election Day. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine..
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Congresswoman-elect Nancy Mace on unseating Democratic Representative Joe Cunningham in South Carolina

State Representative Nancy Mace has defeated Democratic incumbent U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District race. Mace is the first Republican woman from South..
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Local Matters: Michigan judge dismisses Trump campaign election lawsuit

A Michigan judge has dismissed an election lawsuit from the Trump campaign, after CBS News projected that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won the state's 16 electoral votes. Riley Beggin, a..
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Presidential race remains tight in Nevada and Arizona

Votes continue to be counted in Nevada and Arizona -- two states many are closely watching as the presidential race remains too close to call. CBS News correspondent Enrique Acevedo and CBS News 2020..
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Pennsylvania to continue vote count into Thursday night

The margins in key states remain tight as the country waits for clarity on who will win the race for the White House. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Bo..
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Margins in key states remain tight as vote counting continues

As the 2020 general election vote count heads into its third night, the margins continue to shrink in key states. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion, CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, and..
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Biden projected to win Michigan as Trump calls for recount in Wisconsin

CBS News projects that Joe Biden will win the state of Michigan and its 16 electoral college votes. This comes as the Trump campaign is calling for a recount in the state of Wisconsin, which Biden is..
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Biden projected to win Michigan after Trump falsely claims 2020 victory

CBS News projects that Joe Biden will win the state of Michigan, bringing him closer to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, CBS News..
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