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Jan 15, 2021

Biden releases $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy

President-elect Joe Biden has introduced a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end "a crisis of deep human suffering" by speeding up vaccination and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic's prolonged economic fallout.

Jan 7, 2021

GOP Reps. Tiffany, Fitzgerald object to certifying Biden win

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin Republicans objected to certifying Joe Biden’s victories in a pair of states before his win was confirmed in a meeting of Congress that was interrupted by the storming of the Capitol by a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump. Reps. Tom Tiffany and […]

Jan 7, 2021

Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly

President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an "orderly transition on January 20th" after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Jan 6, 2021

Wisconsin Republicans divided over election objection

Wisconsin's Republican congressional delegation is split over whether to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden, with at least two planning to object Wednesday and one saying such a decision would go down a "dangerous path."

Jan 5, 2021

Mitchell resigns from Foley after participating in Trump’s call about Georgia elections

The attorney Cleta Mitchell has resigned from Foley & Lardner after coming under fire for participating in a phone call in which President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's secretary of state to "find" votes in his favor.

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Jan 4, 2021

Foley ‘concerned by’ DC partner’s participation in Trump vote call

The Milwaukee-based Foley & Lardner said it's aware of and "concerned by" a Washington, D.C. partner's participation in a phone call President Donald Trump made to pressure Georgia's elections chief into finding more votes for him.

Dec 30, 2020

Trump’s $2,000 checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid

President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks was all but dead Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed an alternative approach of loading up the bill with other White House priorities that appeared destined to fail.

Dec 28, 2020

Trump reluctantly signs COVID aid, sparks fresh fight in GOP

Shelving his objections, President Donald Trump has signed a $2 trillion-plus COVID-19 and annual federal spending package providing relief for millions of Americans, even as Congress returns to confront the White House on remaining priorities in a rare end-of-session showdown.

Dec 23, 2020

Milwaukee County spent nearly $1.7 million on Trump recount

The presidential recount in Wisconsin's Milwaukee County came in slightly under budget, at nearly $1.7 million, according to data released Wednesday.

Dec 22, 2020

Wisconsin county spent nearly $730K on presidential recount

One of two Wisconsin counties that conducted recounts of their presidential votes spent nearly $730,000 on the attempt.

Dec 21, 2020

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

After months of Washington gridlock, Congress is moving to act on a $900 billion pandemic-relief legislation, finally delivering long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Dec 18, 2020

High court rules challenge to Trump census plan is premature

The Supreme Court has dismissed as premature a challenge to President Donald Trump's plan to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot states seats in the House of Representatives.

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