President-elect Joe Biden inherits a global health landscape changed by the Trump administration more than under any Republican president since Ronald Reagan.
DeVos has been a loyal lieutenant to President Trump, a hero to school choice advocates and a villain to defrauded student loan borrowers.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a "three-week pause" to curb coronavirus cases in the state. A Trump administration official encouraged residents to "rise up" against the restrictions.
The Trump administration has given states ways to restrict spending on the government insurance program for low-income Americans. A Biden administration would expand Medicaid coverage.
President Trump's immigration policies are on the line and many are hoping Joe Biden will follow through on pledges to help immigrants and asylum-seekers if he wins the election.
President Trump's recent executive order banning some diversity training has had a widespread effect as government agencies, contractors and universities scramble to figure out how to comply.
The suspension followed an executive order from the Trump administration that called such workplace programs "divisive," "anti-American," racist against white people and sexist against men.
After months of street protests, President Trump described New York City, Portland and Seattle as lawless places and threatened to withhold federal aid. City officials say the law is on their side.
Lawyers for Rick Bright wrote in the addendum to his May filing that "the work of scientists is ignored or denigrated to meet political goals and to advance President Trump's re-election aspirations."
The White House says it will appeal a federal court ruling ousting William Perry Pendley, who led the Bureau of Land Management for more than 400 days without Senate confirmation.
David Legates, a professor whose research has been supported by fossil fuel companies, has been hired for a top position at the federal agency that oversees weather and climate forecasting.
The agency serves areas where private carriers won't go. And in those remote communities, which helped elect the president, the Postal Service can be seen as a lifeline as well as a human connection.
The children are held at hotels, instead of shelters, until they can be put on planes to their home countries. This bypasses the normal process that gives children a chance to ask for asylum.
As Congress debates whether to renew supplemental unemployment benefits for people thrown out of work by the pandemic, new research shows those benefits offer a critical boost for the U.S. economy.
The judge cites the coronavirus pandemic in blocking the Trump administration's attempt to widen the criteria for what makes an immigrant a "public charge."