Weeks away from the inauguration, the top prosecutor’s job in Biden’s cabinet is still without a nominee. Whoever ends up with the role will have to lower the political temperature and juggle several high-profile federal investigations, including one involving Biden’s son, says Northeastern law professor Jeremy Paul.
On Tuesday, Alabama voters elected Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. Jones’ victory over Republican Roy Moore overturned a generation of Republican victories in the deep red state. “Trump loomed very large in this election,” said political science professor Costas Panagopoulos.