Author: Meredith St. Henry

Biden Continues Presidential Transition

President-elect Joe Biden will officially announce members of his economic team Tuesday. Many of the team members are women. On Monday, Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received their first intelligence briefing. They also held meetings with transition advisors. Meanwhile, President Trump took to Twitter, tweeting about how his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani held a hearing about alleged election fraud with…

Record Number of COVID-19 Patients in Hospitals

The U.S. hit a new record on Sunday: 93,000 Americans were hospitalized due to the virus. Hospitals in Rhode Island even ran out of beds on Monday. Now they’re sending patients to field hospitals. As the country waits for a vaccine, health officials are bracing for a post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge. About 50 million Americans traveled over the holiday. Now doctors…

Vaccine Distribution Involves Partnership Between Airlines, Delivery Services

As the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, significant steps are being taken to make a coronavirus vaccine available as soon as possible. The CDC will hold a hearing Tuesday to discuss who should receive the COVID-19 vaccine first once it’s approved. And the FDA will decide next week whether to approve Pfizer’s vaccine. The FDA is expected to make…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Hugo, Beans & Ty

HUGO Show Caption Hide Caption BEANS Show Caption Hide Caption TY Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Hugo, Beans and Ty—just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First up, meet Hugo. He is an 8-year-old Alaskan malamute, a very large…

Wisconsin Recount Complete, Biden Wins State’s 10 Electoral Votes

A recount in Wisconsin’s presidential election is complete, confirming Joe Biden won the state’s 10 electoral votes. The recount finished up Sunday afternoon, actually giving Biden a net gain of 87 votes. But President Trump is still claiming the election was rigged while providing evidence of widespread voter fraud. Many of the Trump campaign’s lawsuits against the election have been…

Biden Names Members of Economic, Communications Teams

President-elect Joe Biden continues to name members to his team in his transition to the White House. Biden is set to name Neera Tanden as White House budget director. She would be the first woman of color to hold this position. Tanden currently runs a liberal think tank called The American Progress. Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is expected…

Biden to be Briefed on Federal Response to Virus

White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx plans to meet with President-elect Joe Biden’s team Monday. She will be briefing them on the nation’s response to the virus. She says they’ve developed databases over the last nine months that are bringing together information from across the country down to the county level. The information includes who is being…

White House Considers Pardon for Michael Flynn

The White House is discussing possibly pardoning President Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn. Back in 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and later tried to disavow the plea. Since then, Flynn’s case has been tied up in legal limbo. But sources close to the situation say the president could always change his mind about Flynn….

COVID-19 Deaths Expected to Rise After Thanksgiving

Health officials are concerned the number of Americans dying from the coronavirus will increase in the coming weeks following Thanksgiving gatherings. John Hopkins University says more than 2,000 Americans died Tuesday from the virus. Doctors say even small gatherings are shown to be some of the biggest spreaders of COVID-19 and warn that a negative test does not give you…