STATE ELECTION UPDATES
- Biden to require walking boot after fracturing his foot November 30, 2020He suffered hairline fractures, his doctor said.
- The inexorable rise of Jake Sullivan November 27, 2020In his first interview as Joe Biden's national security adviser, Sullivan lays out his plans for a world transformed by the coronavirus — and Donald Trump.
- Obama to be honored by PEN America November 25, 2020The former president's memoir, “A Promised Land,” came out last week.
- David Dinkins, New York's first Black mayor, dies at 93 November 24, 2020He led the nation's largest city during a difficult period.
- Biden builds out White House legislative affairs team November 23, 2020The president-elect adds two veteran Hill staffers to White House Office of Legislative Affairs.
- Illinois Democrats threaten Michael Madigan's decadeslong hold on power November 20, 2020House Speaker Michael Madigan, known as the “Velvet Hammer,” also runs the state Democratic Party, but his connection to a federal investigation has undercut him.
- Transition delay leads to awkward gap between Biden and Harris in intel access November 19, 2020Kamala Harris has access to regular classified briefings as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
- Newsom's cozy ties with top lobbyist showcased by French Laundry dinner party November 18, 2020The governor and Kinney have a relationship extending back decades.
- A year ahead of Murphy’s reelection, a détente among New Jersey’s top Democrats November 18, 2020The Democratic Party in New Jersey is more unified now than it‘s been in years as George Norcross, Phil Murphy and Steve Sweeney have put aside their personal distaste for each other.
- Eric Adams to officially jump into NYC mayor's race November 18, 2020The Brooklyn native and former police officer joins a crowded and growing field of Democrats angling for the job.
- Former pro-democracy lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong November 18, 2020China has escalated its crackdown.
- Arlington National Cemetery reverses course, allows Wreaths Across America amid pandemic November 17, 2020The military cemetery had said it would be closed to wreath-laying volunteers as a health precaution.
- Biden is bringing back the daily briefing. Here's who is likely to be at the podium. November 13, 2020Kate Bedingfield and Symone Sanders are in line for major communications roles in the new administration.
- How to make a gov't in 4,000 easy steps November 13, 2020This week's episode of Nerdcast