The Trump administration tried and failed to accomplish a long-held desire of immigration hard-liners — a count of unauthorized immigrants to reshape Congress, the Electoral College and public policy.
As she takes the helm of the World Trade Organization, the former Nigerian finance minister faces challenges from COVID-19 response to navigating trade frictions between the U.S. and China.
When the Trump administration moved two of the Agriculture Department's research agencies to Kansas City, many of the experienced employees left. Fixing this will be tricky for President Biden.
In a statement released just minutes after President Biden took office, China's foreign ministry said it was sanctioning those "who have seriously violated China's sovereignty."
Health officials are changing how they assess the regional nonprofits that find organs to transplant. The goal is to understand, and eventually fix, the geographic disparities in organ availability.
An administration spokesman said senior government officials would be among the first to get the vaccine, but the president himself later said that White House staff would get it later.
Opposition to the death penalty is "a teaching that deserves our respect," says Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley. "I don't think it can be simply disregarded."
The rule would require health officials to review about 2,400 regulations on everything from Medicare benefits to prescription drugs approvals. Those not analyzed within two years would become void.
Groups opposed to abortion rights have celebrated many policy wins during the Trump administration. Now, reproductive rights advocates want the president-elect to reverse those actions.
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.