UPDATE 1-White House plans holiday parties as Americans urged to stay home

(Adds statement from Melania Trump’s spokeswoman)
WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The White House plans to hold indoor holiday receptions in the coming weeks despite ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks and the advice of public health professionals urging Americans to sacrifice their normal holiday gatherings to curb the spread of the virus.
U.S. officials have warned against large gatherings on Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, instead urging Americans to stay home and forgo traveling to see relatives […]
UPDATE 1-White House plans holiday parties as Americans urged to stay home

Trump agrees to begin transition to Biden administration – live

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Mon 23 Nov 2020 22.09 EST

First published on Mon 23 Nov 2020 05.02 EST

Chris Krebs, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, on Monday reminded Americans that there’s still no evidence of significant voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Trump fired Krebs last week by tweet after the director had pushed back on the president’s baseless claims of voter […]
Trump agrees to begin transition to Biden administration – live

Trump agrees to begin transition to Biden administration – live

Maanvi Singh (now),
Joan E Greve and
Martin Belam (earlier)

Mon 23 Nov 2020 22.09 EST

First published on Mon 23 Nov 2020 05.02 EST

Emily Murphy, head of the General Services Administration, has sent Joe Biden a letter informing him that the Trump administration is ready to begin the transition process, reports CNN, after obtaining a copy of the letter.
#Breaking: GSA’s Emily Murphy signs off and says the transition can begin, per @KristenhCNN […]
Trump agrees to begin transition to Biden administration – live

Biden unveils key picks while report says ex-Fed chair Janet Yellen to lead treasury – live

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Mon 23 Nov 2020 19.01 EST

First published on Mon 23 Nov 2020 05.02 EST

The Democratic representative who chairs the House Oversight Government Operations Subcommittee said “it should not have taken the ire of Congress and the American public” for the GSA’s Emily Murphy to greenlight the transition process.
Gerry Connolly of Virginia, who leads the Congressional committee with oversight of the GSA, added he was […]
Biden unveils key picks while report says ex-Fed chair Janet Yellen to lead treasury – live

Federal agency calls Biden ‘apparent winner’ of election as Trump agrees to assist in transition – live

Maanvi Singh (now),
Joan E Greve and
Martin Belam (earlier)

Mon 23 Nov 2020 19.01 EST

First published on Mon 23 Nov 2020 05.02 EST

The Democratic representative who chairs the House Oversight Government Operations Subcommittee said “it should not have taken the ire of Congress and the American public” for the GSA’s Emily Murphy to greenlight the transition process.
Gerry Connolly of Virginia, who leads the Congressional committee with oversight of the GSA, added he was […]
Federal agency calls Biden ‘apparent winner’ of election as Trump agrees to assist in transition – live

Many stimulus programs are due to expire at the end of 2020, threatening the US economy during …

A number of critical COVID-19 economic relief programs will expire at the end of the year, which could force millions off of unemployment insurance, push many small businesses to permanently close, and raise the specter of mass evictions. This could threaten the stability of the US economy as the country enters an uncertain 2021.
In March, during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, easily passed both […]
Many stimulus programs are due to expire at the end of 2020, threatening the US economy during …

White House holiday parties won't stop despite coronavirus pandemic

A copy of an invitation to one of the White House's holiday parties, obtained by Axios.
President Trump isn't letting his own staff outbreaks or a resurgence in COVID-19 cases stop his plans for one last season of holiday parties before he leaves office.
Driving the news: Invitations for White House holiday parties hosted by the Trumps began circulating this month, ahead of events that begin the first week of December.
Chief of staff to First Lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham, […]
White House holiday parties won't stop despite coronavirus pandemic

Donald Trump Jr. says he will spend quarantine cleaning guns and 'doing a little 2A stuff'

After testing positive for the coronavirus, Donald Trump Jr. said he would pass the time during his quarantine by cleaning his guns, watching Netflix, and reading e-books.
In an Instagram video Friday, Trump Jr. said that he will be “going through” his safe and doing “a little 2A” stuff during his alone time. He also asked followers for “any good Netflix recommendations” and e-books since he “can’t go out and buy a book” because there are only “so many guns” he can clean […]
Donald Trump Jr. says he will spend quarantine cleaning guns and 'doing a little 2A stuff'