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Pelosi "optimistic" about relief deal with White House, but Senate GOP remains resistant

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House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's "optimstic" about the prospect of a coronavirus relief deal with the White House, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is advising the Trump administration against a comprehensive deal. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, and Politico White House reporter Tina Nguyen spoke to "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano about whether any of the much-needed aid is likely to be coming soon.
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The top elected Democratic official said time to seal a massive coronavirus stimulus package before the U.S. election was running out, but she held out hope of reaching an agreement with the White House. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Biden transition gets green light from GSA

[NFA] President-elect Biden was formally given the go-ahead by a key federal agency to begin his transition to the White House, shortly after Michigan certified him as the state's winner. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Trump administration allows Biden transition to begin

Several key states are set to certify results in the face of furious — but so far fruitless — GOP legal challenges. Meanwhile, President Trump's support..
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Stopping Trump: Michigan vote shows local Republicans have backbone national leaders lack

Aaron Van Langevelde, Brad Raffensperger and Clint Hickman remind Republicans that leaders stand up for what is right.


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..
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Trump to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq [Video]

Trump to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq

[NFA] President Donald Trump will sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, stopping short of a full withdrawal from America's longest war. Colette Luke has the latest.

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'Nothing's going to stop' transition -Biden [Video]

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[NFA] President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday that nothing would stop the transfer of power in the U.S. government, even as President Donald Trump says without evidence that last week's election was marred by fraud and some of his Republican allies back investigations. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday voiced confidence that once every "legal" vote was counted, it would lead to a "second Trump administration," appearing to reject Democratic challenger Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Sen. McConnell: 'No reason for alarm' [Video]

Sen. McConnell: 'No reason for alarm'

When Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was asked by a reporter Tuesday about Republican senators not acknowledging President-elect Joe Biden's win over Donald Trump, he responded that "the Electoral College will determine the winner."

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Georgia to begin second recount at request of Trump campaign

Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says the state will begin a recount on Wednesday as requested by the Trump campaign. The state certified its..
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GSA will brief House and Senate committee leaders

GSA Administrator Emily Murphy refuses to officially recognize Joe Biden as president-elect.
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Both parties rev up campaigns for crucial Georgia Senate runoffs

No candidate received 50% of the vote in either Senate race in Georgia, leading to two runoffs on January 5.
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Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don’t Expect Centrist Politicians

Georgia flipped blue for Joe Biden, but in its all-important and costly Senate runoff elections, the Republicans are in full attack mode while the Democrats..

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Trump administration allows Biden transition to formally begin

General Services Administration says the official presidential transition process can begin, after weeks of delay. The agency's head, Trump appointee Emily..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Even Trump's fiercest critics say he may have gotten some world affairs right

Some experts, ex-diplomats and even President Donald Trump's opponents concede his overseas initiatives have produced limited, qualified successes.


Trump carries on fight to overturn Pennsylvania's election even as his administration green-lights Biden transition

The Trump campaign has appealed a federal ruling rejecting its attempt to block Pennsylvania from certifying its results. Joe Biden won the state.


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More Republicans acknowledge Biden's victory, as two key states set to certify election results

Michigan and Pennsylvania are expected on Monday to certify their election results declaring President-elect Joe Biden as the winner in both states. Meanwhile,..
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Michigan lawmakers meet with Trump as he continues to fight election results

President Trump is meeting with several Michigan Republican lawmakers as the state move towards certifying its election results, showing President-elect Joe..
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Rudy Giuliani and President Trump's legal team continue to undermine the election

The president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and legal team held a press conference at the RNC that undermined the 2020 election. Weijia Jiang reports from..
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Trump administration and Biden team communicating in unofficial talks

CBS News has learned that some members of the Trump administration and the Biden transition team are communicating in unofficial talks. CBS News White House..
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Trump campaign requests recount in two Wisconsin counties

The Trump campaign is requesting a recount in two heavily Democratic counties in Wisconsin as the president continues to push unfounded claims of voter fraud...
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