Biden Chooses an All-Female Senior White House Press Team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female communications team at his White House, a first for the presidency. Leading the team will be campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield, who will serve as Biden’s White House communications director. A longtime Democratic spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, will be Biden’s press secretary. Four of the…

Trump Says He’ll Leave if Electoral College Seats Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake.” Trump spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states caused his election defeat…

Trump pardons Flynn, taking direct aim at Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias. Trump announced the pardon on Wednesday, calling it his “Great Honor.” Flynn is the second Trump associate…

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case

BC-US–Opioid Crisis-Purdue, 3rd Ld-Writethru Nov 24, 2020 1:53PM (GMT 19:53) Purdue Pharma says its guilty plea over its role in the opioid crisis is “an essential step to preserve billions of dollars” for the settlement it is pursuing in bankruptcy court. The Stamford, Connecticut-based maker of OxyContin also said in a statement Tuesday after a federal…