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President Barack Obama congratulates Cathy Russell after he nominated her for the position of Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues at a Women's History Month reception in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
From Reading to the White House: Biden Taps Former Ambassador Cathy Russell For His Team

Catherine Russell was the second Ambassador at-Large for Women’s Issues, and she will be Biden's White House Director of Presidential Personnel.

President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2.
White House Cherry Picks When to Contact Trace, Putting Vets’ Families in Danger

The Trump administration discreetly warned a veterans group of potential COVID-19 exposure from a White House event five days before the president announced his positive diagnosis to the public. This is the first-known notice given to visitors of the White House where more than 34 staffers have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mailbox in Omaha, Neb. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows Postal Service districts across the nation are missing the agency’s own standards for on-time delivery as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Federal Judge in Philadelphia Orders Stop to Postal Service Cuts

Federal judges in Washington state and New York had issued similar orders this month. One judge said the Trump Administration was using the USPS "as a tool in partisan politics."

In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., walks at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Toomey Supports Moving Forward with Supreme Court Nominations Before Election

Pennsylvania’s Republican US Sen. Pat Toomey said Tuesday that he is on board with the Senate considering President Donald Trump's forthcoming nominee to the Supreme Court right away.

Pennsylvania jurist Peter Phipps is on Trump's shortlist of candidates for the US Supreme Court. (Photo via US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania)
Meet Peter Phipps, the PA Judge on Trump’s List of Supreme Court Candidates

Peter Phipps has served as a federal judge for only two years, but he has risen quickly—and over the objections of one of his home state senators.

President Donald Trump wraps up his speech at a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Trump to Announce Supreme Court Pick by Saturday, Ginsburg Services Set

“I think that would be good for the Republican Party, and I think it would be good for everybody to get it over with," Trump said.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, about the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden in PA: ‘Let the People Speak’, Wait on Supreme Court Nomination

“Uphold your constitutional duty, your conscience,” Biden said in Pennsylvania. "Let the people speak. Cool the flames that have engulfed our country.”