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What Congress’ vote to decriminalize marijuana means for you

uschools/iStockBy JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives took a historic vote Friday to pass a bill for the first time that would federally decriminalize marijuana.

What does that mean and what happens next? Here is
  ... Read More

How House Republicans could mount last-ditch effort to contest election results

uschools/iStockBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL and KENDALL KARSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Some of President Donald Trump's staunchest Republican allies on Capitol Hill, are preparing what could be one of the president's last long-shot opportunities to challenge the certification of the   ... Read More

Trump-Biden transition live updates: Biden pitches 100 day mask-wearing campaign

Bill Chizek/iStockBy LIBBY CATHEY and ADIA ROBINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is slated to hand over control of the White House to President-elect Joe Biden in 47 days.

Here is how the transition is unfolding. All   ... Read More

In race to cement legacy, Trump pushes dozens of ‘midnight regulations’

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy DEVIN DWYER and JON SCHLOSBERG, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump keeps a lower profile during his final weeks in office, behind the scenes the administration is racing to solidify   ... Read More

McConnell says ‘compromise is in reach’ on COVID-19 bill, but sticking points remain

Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBy ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- A $908 billion COVID-19 relief proposal advanced by a bipartisan group of senators was gaining momentum on Capitol Hill, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate   ... Read More

House votes to federally decriminalize marijuana

ajansen/iStockBy JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in congressional history, the House of Representatives voted to pass a measure that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level -- months after pulling the bill amid   ... Read More

Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor State Dept. holiday parties despite pandemic

Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Despite warnings by top health officials to avoid large gatherings as the coronavirus spread worsens, the State Department is planning to host several holiday parties with   ... Read More

Biden eyeing Democratic governors for Health and Human Services secretary

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL and LUKE BARR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- With President-elect Joe Biden preparing to unveil his picks to lead agencies on the front lines of the coronavirus fight, he's eyeing Democratic governors for at least   ... Read More

Barr had ‘intense’ meeting with Trump after AG undercut voter fraud claims: Sources

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy KATHERINE FAULDERS and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- While at the White House for meetings Tuesday, Attorney General Bill Barr had a meeting with President Donald Trump following an interview with   ... Read More

Trump’s veto threat on must-pass defense bill meets GOP resistance

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy TRISH TURNER, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Republicans rarely buck President Donald Trump, but his Tuesday night veto threat of a highly popular, must-pass defense bill -- which includes a 3% pay   ... Read More

Trump-Biden transition live updates: Harris announces chief of staff, other picks

Bet_Noire/iStockBy LIBBY CATHEY and ADIA ROBINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is slated to hand over control of the White House to President-elect Joe Biden in 48 days.

Here is how the transition is unfolding. All times   ... Read More

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What Congress’ vote to decriminalize marijuana means for you

uschools/iStockBy JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives took a historic vote Friday to pass a bill for the first time that would federally decriminalize marijuana.

What does that mean and what happens next? Here is
  ... Read More

How House Republicans could mount last-ditch effort to contest election results

uschools/iStockBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL and KENDALL KARSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Some of President Donald Trump's staunchest Republican allies on Capitol Hill, are preparing what could be one of the president's last long-shot opportunities to challenge the certification of the   ... Read More

Trump-Biden transition live updates: Biden pitches 100 day mask-wearing campaign

Bill Chizek/iStockBy LIBBY CATHEY and ADIA ROBINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is slated to hand over control of the White House to President-elect Joe Biden in 47 days.

Here is how the transition is unfolding. All   ... Read More

In race to cement legacy, Trump pushes dozens of ‘midnight regulations’

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy DEVIN DWYER and JON SCHLOSBERG, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As President Donald Trump keeps a lower profile during his final weeks in office, behind the scenes the administration is racing to solidify   ... Read More

McConnell says ‘compromise is in reach’ on COVID-19 bill, but sticking points remain

Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBy ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- A $908 billion COVID-19 relief proposal advanced by a bipartisan group of senators was gaining momentum on Capitol Hill, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate   ... Read More

House votes to federally decriminalize marijuana

ajansen/iStockBy JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in congressional history, the House of Representatives voted to pass a measure that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level -- months after pulling the bill amid   ... Read More

Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor State Dept. holiday parties despite pandemic

Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBy CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Despite warnings by top health officials to avoid large gatherings as the coronavirus spread worsens, the State Department is planning to host several holiday parties with   ... Read More

Biden eyeing Democratic governors for Health and Human Services secretary

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL and LUKE BARR, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- With President-elect Joe Biden preparing to unveil his picks to lead agencies on the front lines of the coronavirus fight, he's eyeing Democratic governors for at least   ... Read More

Barr had ‘intense’ meeting with Trump after AG undercut voter fraud claims: Sources

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy KATHERINE FAULDERS and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- While at the White House for meetings Tuesday, Attorney General Bill Barr had a meeting with President Donald Trump following an interview with   ... Read More

Trump’s veto threat on must-pass defense bill meets GOP resistance

Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy TRISH TURNER, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Republicans rarely buck President Donald Trump, but his Tuesday night veto threat of a highly popular, must-pass defense bill -- which includes a 3% pay   ... Read More

Trump-Biden transition live updates: Harris announces chief of staff, other picks

Bet_Noire/iStockBy LIBBY CATHEY and ADIA ROBINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is slated to hand over control of the White House to President-elect Joe Biden in 48 days.

Here is how the transition is unfolding. All times   ... Read More

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