Canadians to watch Joe Biden’s inauguration, hopeful for smooth transition of power – National

Canadians will be watching with bated breath as a new U.S. president takes office Wednesday. President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris are to be sworn in at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. READ MORE: India celebrates Kamala Harris’ inauguration as U.S. vice president The pandemic has placed limits on the size of the […]

Trump says transition will be ‘orderly’ after U.S. Capitol riots – National

U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an “orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Trump’s acknowledgment came after a day of chaos and destruction on Capitol Hill […]

Trump aides laying ‘roadblocks’ for White House transition team, Biden says – National

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday many of America’s security agencies had been “hollowed out” under U.S. President Donald Trump and the lack of information being provided to his transition team by the outgoing administration was an “irresponsibility.” “We’ve encountered roadblocks from the political leadership at the Department of Defense and the Office […]

Trump’s ‘abuse of power’ won’t stop peaceful transition, Biden expected to say at speech – National

Joe Biden is ready to declare that “not even an abuse of power” can stop a peaceful transition of power in the U.S. after last month’s election — a swipe at President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept defeat and at the top Republicans who have continued to stand by him. The president-elect is delivering […]

Biden gets access to Presidential Daily Brief as transition kicks into high gear – National

Joe Biden has had his first look as U.S. president-elect at the President’s Daily Brief, a top secret summary of U.S. intelligence and world events — a document former first lady Michelle Obama has called “The Death, Destruction, and Horrible Things Book.” Biden has already had eyes on different iterations of the so-called PDB, […]

Trump vows to continue fight to overturn election results as Biden transition begins – National

U.S. President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he is not giving up his fight to overturn the election results, but across the federal government, preparations were beginning in earnest to support President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration. Within hours of the General Services Administration’s acknowledgement Monday evening of Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 election, […]

U.S. election: Here’s what the Biden team gets now that the transition is approved – National

The U.S. government is set to begin working with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team now that the head of the General Services Administration has “ascertained” that he is the apparent winner of this month’s presidential election. Among other things, the ascertainment process gives the incoming president and his team access to officials at federal […]

U.S. agency to allow Biden transition to begin after delay: reports – National

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has informed president-elect Joe Biden that the current  administration is ready to begin the formal transition of power process, according to media reports. Read more: Michigan certifies Biden’s state victory despite Trump efforts to subvert election results In a letter obtained by CNN on Monday, GSA Administrator Emily […]

Biden set to announce 1st Cabinet picks despite transition delay – National

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his team moves forward despite roadblocks from the Trump administration. Ron Klain, Biden’s incoming chief of staff, offered no details Sunday about which department heads Biden would first announce. The Associated Press has […]

Biden’s smooth transition in the hands of an obscure U.S. government agency

The head of an obscure federal agency that is holding up the presidential transition knew well before Election Day that she might soon have a messy situation on her hands. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, the man who was […]