As the transition begins, the stark contrast between Biden and Trump persists.

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first_imgFor months, Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned in part on a simple promise: Elect him, and the chaos and confusion, hirings and firings and the unending stream of derisive tweets would end. And in the first workday of the transition, the dichotomy in style between President-elect Biden and President Trump came once again into stark relief.Just minutes after Mr. Biden held a news conference to address his plans for confronting the coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired his defense secretary. And he continued to be active on his favorite social media platform on Monday, offering more unsubstantiated and false claims of election fraud, as news broke of additional coronavirus cases within his inner circle, including Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development.- Advertisement – Even as Mr. Biden pressed ahead with his transition plans, the Trump campaign and its allies were continuing their frenetic fight to challenge the results of the election, which Mr. Trump has lost. On Monday, the Trump campaign announced it had filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania asserting that ballots cast in person there were scrutinized more closely than those sent by mail. – Advertisement – And by the end of the evening, Attorney General William P. Barr had issued a memo authorizing federal prosecutors to investigate some allegations of voter fraud — a move that broke with the Justice Department’s longstanding policies intended to prevent law enforcement from affecting the outcome of an election. The move also prompted the Justice Department official who oversees investigations of voter fraud, Richard Pilger, to step down from his post within hours.The leadership of the Republican Party also joined Mr. Trump in refusing to concede defeat, signaling the potential for a continued struggle in the days and weeks ahead.In his first comments since Mr. Biden was declared the winner of the election, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, argued that the president was “100 percent within his rights” to challenge its outcome.- Advertisement – Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, followed Mr. McConnell on the floor and stated simply: “Joe Biden won this election fair and square.”center_img – Advertisement – By contrast, Mr. Biden and his team continued to offer measured statements as they began to sketch out their transition plan and build their team. The president-elect unveiled a 13-person virus-task force while continuing to urge Americans to wear masks and seeking to temper expectations about a virus vaccine that has shown positive early results.“It’s clear that this vaccine, even if approved, will not be widely available for many months yet to come,” Mr. Biden said about a vaccine made by Pfizer. “The challenge before us right now is still immense and growing.”last_img read more

MLB wrap: Carlos Santana’s 10th inning grand slam helps Indians tie Twins in AL Central race

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first_img Mets ‘still have faith’ in struggling Edwin Diaz, says Mickey Callaway Joe Maddon believes he’ll be with Cubs for ‘a couple more years at least’ A Little League homer for the lead!— MLB (@MLB) August 11, 2019Impressive.😱— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 11, 2019What’s nextRed Sox (62-58) at Indians (71-47) — The Red Sox are running out of time to make a playoff push while the Indians are right in the middle of a race for the division. Boston will send Eduardo Rodriguez (13-5, 4.17 ERA) to the mound while the Indians will counter with Zach Plesac (6-3, 3.13 ERA). Kevin Plawecki led off the frame with a single, Francisco Lindor followed with a walk and Greg Allen reached on a bunt single, setting up Santana’s heroics.’Los doing the most.#RallyTogether— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 11, 2019“We were on the top step as the inning was unfolding,” Cleveland infielder Jason Kipnis said, via “We always say Carlos doesn’t leave here without hitting at least one (home run). He always seems to hit a home run in Minnesota and they’re usually big ones. If there was ever a time to do it, this would be it. As soon as he hit it we were all jumping on top of the railing. What a big hit that was.” Related News Carlos Santana came through for the Indians in a big way Sunday.The first baseman blasted a grand slam in the top of the 10th inning to help Cleveland come away with a crucial 7-3 win over the Twins at Target Field. Braves’ Sean Newcomb has meltdown, sets off fire extinguisher after blown lead Hunter Wood threw a scoreless bottom of the 10th to secure the victory for Cleveland. Indians starter Aaron Civale scattered one run and four hits over six innings.Designated hitter Luis Arraez finished with two RBIs for the Twins.The Indians took three of four from Minnesota. Sunday’s victory moved Cleveland into a tie with the Twins for first place in the American League Central. Both hold 71-47 records.Studs of the nightHyun-Jin Ryu threw seven shutout innings and allowed five hits in the Dodgers’ 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks.Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs in the Cardinals’ 11-9 victory over the Pirates.Duds of the nightEdwin Diaz continues to struggle as the Mets reliever gave up a two-run homer in his team’s 7-4 loss to the Nationals.The Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in a 1-0 loss to the Rangers.HighlightsYou don’t see this every day.last_img read more