Biden’s Policy Agenda Rests Heavily on Senate Outcome

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s transition team is preparing multiple sets of policy proposals for the economy, health care, climate change and other domestic issues, including the ambitious agenda Mr. Biden laid out in his winning campaign, while acknowledging it may have to be pared back in recognition of divided government. Where the … Read more

Biden Dismisses Trump’s Refusal to Concede; Pompeo Backs the President

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back bars 0:00/1:43 –0:00 transcript Pompeo Echoes Trump, Insisting ‘Every Legal Vote’ Be Counted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday with a grin that there would be a “smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” echoing President Trump’s demands for a delay until “every legal … Read more

Biden Calls Virus No. 1 Priority and Announces Task Force Leaders

Here’s what you need to know: Video Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, on Monday supported President Trump’s refusal to concede and argued Mr. Trump was “within his rights” to challenge the outcome.CreditCredit…Al Drago for The New York Times Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the top Republican in Congress, on Monday threw his support behind … Read more

George W. Bush Congratulates Biden

Here’s what you need to know: Groups gathered outside the White House in support of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times As the Trump campaign continued to pursue long-shot legal challenges and top Republicans remained split on whether to congratulate President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on his projected … Read more

Trump Campaign Presses Ahead With Lawsuits

Here’s what you need to know: Reporters waited for results outside the White House on Thursday, as the presidential race remained too close to call.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times With the winner of the presidency yet to be declared, attention shifted Thursday to a handful of states that remained too close to call but where, … Read more

Eyes on Arizona, Georgia and 2 ‘Blue Wall’ States

Here’s what you need to know: An interactive mural near in Madison, Wis., allows voters to spin the wheel and claim their reason for voting.Credit…Lauren Justice for The New York Times The undecided presidential election entered a new phase on Wednesday as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was declared the winner of the … Read more

Federal Judge Rejects G.O.P. Attempt to Toss 127,000 Ballots in Texas

Here’s what you need to know: Republicans had sought to invalidate 127,000 votes cast at drive-through voting stations in Harris County, Texas. An elections worker set up a drive-through station last week in Houston. Credit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times A federal judge in Houston on Monday rejected Republican efforts to invalidate more than 127,000 … Read more