Democrats criticized the special session, saying Republicans did not notify them that it was happening until noon Wednesday – two hours before the session began.
Tom Perez, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, and two others are vying to lead the Democratic Party as it plans a recovery from the 2016 election.
Ivanka Trump will reportedly assume some of the functions of first lady, raising questions about federal nepotism laws.
The former Texas governor ran two unsuccessful presidential campaigns, but his strong ties to oil, including the Dakota Access Pipeline project, could make him an influential player in the emerging Trump energy team.
Ethicists question whether Trump's placations go far enough to address the unprecedented extent of his conflicts of interest.
Electors have requested a briefing before the Electoral College meets next week, after intelligence reports about Russian hacking of the election have left some asking what President-elect Donald Trump knew about these efforts.
President Obama said on 'The Daily Show' Monday that a president would be 'flying blind' without the 'detailed perspective' of the intelligence community.
In a stinging rebuke, US District Judge Paul Diamond rejected the Green Party's bid for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania of paper ballots and a review of some election systems for evidence of hacking.
Opponents of Donald Trump struggled with whether to befriend or fight his supporters. But it might not be an either/or choice.
Most of Silicon Valley opposed the president-elect during the election. Can they put their differences behind them?