President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to address the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.
The entertainers will be joined by a Georgia firefighter and a Jesuit priest at the Capitol ceremony.
Kim Jong Un calls for beefing up his country's nuclear and military capabilities, but appears to be leaving open the possibility for negotiation with the incoming Biden administration.
The two options for removing a president are the 25th Amendment and impeachment. With the 25th unlikely to be invoked, Democrats appear to be moving toward another Trump impeachment.
Iran has announced new nuclear steps aimed at the incoming Biden administration, but the U.S. has leverage to push back, argues analyst Henry Rome.
A mob stormed the U.S. Capitol after President Trump urged supporters to march to the building to oppose the election results. Roughly 14 hours later, Congress affirmed Joe Biden's victory.
Many Republicans have indicated they will object to the formal electoral vote count. There is a good chance it will become a spectacle, but there's next to no chance it will change the outcome.
Rep. Louie Gohmert and other Republicans argued that the Constitution lets Vice President Pence reject Biden electors and count those for Trump. But judges say the plaintiffs have no standing to sue.
While 61% of Americans overall say they trust the results of the 2020 presidential election, Republicans appear to be taking their cue from President Trump in not accepting the result.
It's part of an ongoing back-and-forth: Republican presidents ban U.S. funds for foreign aid groups that 'promote' abortion, Democratic presidents revoke the ban. This time things could be different.
Even as European Union leaders welcome more cordial U.S. relations, the trans-Atlantic partnership faces the tough test of handling China's expansion.
"That's a wonderful sentiment," says Abbi Gold, 59, a Democrat from Arizona. "It's probably a really sweet pipe dream." Hoping to help, many are ramping up trainings for cross-the-aisle conversations.
The president-elect says he is open to including his progressive former rivals in his new administration, but that he also needs strong leadership in the Senate.
Joe Biden plans to nominate the former Federal Reserve chair as his Treasury secretary. She would play a leading role in helping the economy recover from the pandemic.
The legal fight continues over whether President Trump can alter numbers that set up the next Electoral College map, and there's a question of whether Congress will give more time for quality checks.