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General Services Administrator Emily Murphy, whose job is to determine “the apparent successful candidate” for president, did not authorize the transition process for the president-elect until 16 days after Joe Biden was widely accepted as the winner. <ins>(Courtesy General Services Administration)</ins>

Ascertainment: A closer look at the presidential transition of power

General Services Administration head determines ‘apparent successful candidate’

General Services Administrator Emily Murphy, whose job is to determine “the apparent successful candidate” for president, did not authorize the transition process for the president-elect until 16 days after Joe Biden was widely accepted as the winner. <ins>(Courtesy General Services Administration)</ins>
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Supreme court to hear arguments on legality of Affordable Care Act

Few issues received as much attention in the run up to the…

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Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden is seen speaking on a giant screen during a watch party of the results of the presidential election near the White House in Washington, D.C., the day after the general election on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Biden wins Wisconsin, Michigan as focus shifts to Pennsylvania and Nevada

By Evan Halper and Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times Joe Biden has…

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden is seen speaking on a giant screen during a watch party of the results of the presidential election near the White House in Washington, D.C., the day after the general election on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
Campaign signs for the Biden-Harris presidential ticket hang in a window in San Francisco on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

No blue wave as election outcome waits on a long count

David Lauter Los Angeles Times As the country settles in for a…

Campaign signs for the Biden-Harris presidential ticket hang in a window in San Francisco on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)

Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

By Andrew J. Campa Los Angeles Times The Trump administration has rejected…

Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)
Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press outside the White House on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump calls off coronavirus relief package talks until after Election Day

By Lindsey McPherson CQ-Roll Call Republicans will stop negotiating a new COVID-19…

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press outside the White House on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)
Eric Trump (center) winks from the stage, flanked by his brother Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, ahead of President Trump’s acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Eric Trump testifies in New York AG’s probe

By Erik Larson Bloomberg News U.S. President Donald Trump’s son Eric was…

Eric Trump (center) winks from the stage, flanked by his brother Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, ahead of President Trump’s acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
White House physician Sean Conley, center, answers questions surrounded by other doctors, during an update on the condition of U.S. President Donald Trump Oct. October 5, 2020, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Trump aides unsure they can keep president contained once he returns to White House

By Josh Wingrove, Jennifer Jacobs and Justin Sink Bloomberg News President Donald…

White House physician Sean Conley, center, answers questions surrounded by other doctors, during an update on the condition of U.S. President Donald Trump Oct. October 5, 2020, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
A civil, thoughtful 1965 debate between James Baldwin, left, and William F. Buckley was the antithesis of the square-off between the November 2020 U.S. presidential candidates. (Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)

Historic debate highlights just how bad the Trump-Biden debacle really was

James Baldwin and William F. Buckley thoughtful, eloquent in 1965 face-off over race

A civil, thoughtful 1965 debate between James Baldwin, left, and William F. Buckley was the antithesis of the square-off between the November 2020 U.S. presidential candidates. (Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)
Donald Trump’s policies have increased scrutiny of people applying for the H1-B visa, the most common visa for skilled workers. (Courtesy photo)
Donald Trump’s policies have increased scrutiny of people applying for the H1-B visa, the most common visa for skilled workers. (Courtesy photo)
HUD to suspend all foreclosures and evictions in U.S. through April

HUD to suspend all foreclosures and evictions in U.S. through April

President Donald Trump directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to…

HUD to suspend all foreclosures and evictions in U.S. through April
Buena Ventura Martin-Godinez and her children (with Nora Sandigo of the Children Foundation, right), who were separated at the border under the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, are pictured at a facility in Homestead, Fla. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)

Playing the blame game

As the senior writer at the National Crime Prevention Council in Washington,…

Buena Ventura Martin-Godinez and her children (with Nora Sandigo of the Children Foundation, right), who were separated at the border under the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, are pictured at a facility in Homestead, Fla. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/TNS)
Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow comes to San Francisco to promote his new book about changing U.S. foreign policy. (Courtesy Brigitte Lacombe)

Ronan Farrow talks about ‘War On Peace’

First, he called attention to trans discrimination in his coverage of the…

Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow comes to San Francisco to promote his new book about changing U.S. foreign policy. (Courtesy Brigitte Lacombe)
Steve Kerr had some fun at President Donald Trump's expense on Thursday in Washington. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr jokes about President Trump getting confused in gun control debate

WASHINGTON — The Golden State Warriors were very careful to not address…

Steve Kerr had some fun at President Donald Trump's expense on Thursday in Washington. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here in February, is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors recall time spent in DC with underprivileged youth

WASHINGTON — The Warriors had a day off on Tuesday but didn’t…

Kevin Durant, seen here in February, is the odds-on favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr has been pleased with the Warriors defense since the All Star break. That’s a welcome change for Golden State. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Whatever funk the Warriors were in, they’re out of it now

WASHINGTON — It wasn't a perfect game for the Golden State Warriors. But…

Steve Kerr has been pleased with the Warriors defense since the All Star break. That’s a welcome change for Golden State. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry carries the championship trophy during the Golden State Warriors and the City of Oakland parade honoring the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors refuse to feed troll president ahead of DC visit

WASHINGTON — Don’t feed the trolls. It’s a phrase that’s been in the…

Stephen Curry carries the championship trophy during the Golden State Warriors and the City of Oakland parade honoring the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr is once again handing the reins to his players. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

‘That’s their event’ — Kerr defers to players on reported alternative plans for DC trip

OAKLAND — On the heels of an ESPN report that the Warriors…

Steve Kerr is once again handing the reins to his players. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
After Donald Trump said he never met Natasha Stoynoff (second from left) People published this image, taken in 2005 at Trump's Florida resort.  (Courtesy People)

People publishes photo of accuser Trump says he never met

The story of how Donald Trump allegedly molested former People magazine correspondent…

After Donald Trump said he never met Natasha Stoynoff (second from left) People published this image, taken in 2005 at Trump's Florida resort.  (Courtesy People)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama made public appearances -- and pithy statements -- in Chicago on Tuesday. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Obama recalls Hitler, advocates democracy

Even though he didn’t specifically mention Donald Trump by name, President Barack…

Former U.S. President Barack Obama made public appearances -- and pithy statements -- in Chicago on Tuesday. (Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)