Stories tagged: "President-elect Joe Biden"

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General, according to reports. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
As Trump Tries to Coup, Reports Say Biden Will Name Merrick Garland as Attorney General

Judge Garland was denied a confirmation hearing by then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2016, when President Obama nominated him to the Supreme Court.

President-elect Joe Biden blamed Trump for the massive hack of US government agencies—likely perpetrated by Russia. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Lays Blame for Massive Russia Hack Directly at Trump’s Feet

While Trump has said little about the hacking of numerous US agencies, President-elect Biden signals that his administration will seek accountability for the breaches.

President-elect Joe Biden will claim his Electoral College victory today as state electors meet around the country.
President-Elect Biden Wins Electoral College

After weeks of false claims and baseless lawsuits from Trump, state electors meet to make Biden's win official.

A rise in the federal minimum wage would benefit low-wage workers across the country, including those in the retail industry.
Georgia Voters Hold the Key to Raising the Minimum Wage. Here Are Five Things You Need to Know.

Georgia’s state minimum wage is only $5.15 per hour and the federal numbers aren’t much better. Biden has pledged to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, but he needs a Democratic-led Senate to do so.

President-elect Joe Biden met with leaders of major US civil rights groups to discuss his plans to address systemic racism, from the government to the American people.
Biden Rode to Victory on a Wave of Black Votes. Now Leaders Want Results.

Civil rights leaders played a pivotal role in delivering Joe Biden’s victory. Now they’re asking the president-elect to make good on campaign promises to fight structural disparities.

Biden has chosen Xavier Becerra as his nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
Biden Taps Medicare-for-All Supporter Xavier Becerra for HHS

As California Attorney General, Becerra sued the Trump administration over 100 times, often in defense of affordable and accessible health care. Now nominated to lead HHS, he could fix bad policy from the ground up.

Georgia's suburban voters tell COURIER why they voted for Biden and why Georgia finally went blue.
Want to Know What Suburban Voters Really Think? We Spoke to Georgians to Find Out

Whether they saw President-elect Joe Biden as the leader to end the pandemic or as someone who can help end racial inequality, Georgia's suburban voters tell us why the state went blue.