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Jeffrey Zients expected to be named Biden’s coronavirus coordinator

Jeffrey Zients is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to be the White House coronavirus coordinator, or “czar,” a source familiar tells CNN. Zients, a top economic adviser under President Barack Obama and a co-chair of Biden’s transition team, was widely expected to get this appointment. The announcement is expected to be formally made in the coming…MORE

Trump awards football coach Lou Holtz the Medal of Freedom

Trump awards football coach Lou Holtz the Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to former football coach Lou Holtz on Thursday in an Oval Office ceremony. Holtz, 83, has coached several college football teams, but most recently, he served as the head football coach of the University of Notre Dame and the University of South Carolina. The Oval Office ceremony…MORE

Supreme Court sides with California religious ministry against state Covid restrictions

Supreme Court sides with California religious ministry against state Covid restrictions

The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a California ministry that argued the state’s Covid-related restrictions on indoor services violated its religious liberty rights, the court’s second such ruling on pandemic guidelines for churches in two weeks. In an unsigned order, the justices sent the dispute between the Harvest Rock International Ministry and California Gov.…MORE

House Democrats elect Sean Patrick Maloney as DCCC chairman

House Democrats elect Sean Patrick Maloney as DCCC chairman

House Democrats elected Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York to serve as the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, giving him the difficult task of protecting their slim majority in 2022, when the President’s party typically loses dozens of seats. Maloney defeated California Rep. Tony C├írdenas, pledging that he could replicate his own…MORE

Fauci expected to meet with Biden transition team Thursday

Fauci expected to meet with Biden transition team Thursday

Dr. Anthony Fauci confirmed to CNN that he will meet virtually with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Thursday afternoon about the coronavirus pandemic. Fauci has had initial conversations with Biden aides, including incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain, in recent days as part of the infectious diseases expert’s expected role in the…MORE

US imposes restrictions on travel visas for Chinese Communist Party members

US imposes restrictions on travel visas for Chinese Communist Party members

The State Department is imposing new restrictions on travel visas to the United States for members of the Chinese Communist Party, a State Department spokesperson confirmed Thursday. Under the new rules, the travel visas of CCP members and their immediate family members will change from 10 years to one month and will be single entry.…MORE

Trump and Barr had ‘contentious’ White House meeting this week, source says

Trump and Barr had ‘contentious’ White House meeting this week, source says

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr had a “contentious,” lengthy meeting inside the West Wing this week after Barr told The Associated Press in an interview that the Justice Department had uncovered no evidence of fraud that would change the election outcome, one person familiar with the meeting who spoke on the condition…MORE

Hackers targeting key actors in vaccine supply chain

Hackers targeting key actors in vaccine supply chain

Hackers are targeting key actors in the coronavirus vaccine supply chain as distribution gets underway, according to new warnings by the Department of Homeland Security and IBM, which discovered the malicious activity. Since September, attacks by unknown attackers have sought to compromise “select executives in sales, procurement, information technology and finance positions” at organizations responsible…MORE

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