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

How Claims of Dead Michigan Voters Spread Faster Than the Facts

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Fed Holds Rates Steady and Signals Continued Wariness

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials made only minor adjustments to their policy statement Thursday, leaving rates unchanged and pledging to act as needed to protect the economy and sustain its recovery from the depths of the pandemic-spurred recession. “Economic activity and employment have continued to recover but remain well below their levels at the beginning … 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