Trump nominee's long road to Fed may be dead endJudy Shelton's long, strange trip to the Federal Reserve Board may have finally reached a dead-end. Loeffler to return to campaign after negative COVID-19 test - The Boston GlobeUnited States Senator Kelly Loeffler said Monday that she will return to public campaigning after she got a second straight negative coronavirus test. Senate's tech CEO interrogation shows parties are worlds apartThe hearing with Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey suggested the new Congress will struggle to pass new rules for tech. Trump to order troop reductions in Afghanistan, IraqA U.S. official says the Pentagon is expected to cut the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan almost in half by Jan. 15 AOC doubles down attacks on ‘vacay’ senate for failure to pass Covid relief billCongresswoman’s criticism comes as virus spikes across US ‘Lame duck’ US Congress bogged down in politics over COVID billNo movement on COVID-19 stimulus package in Congress post-election as decisions on government funding, defence await. Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of stateA longtime national security aide to President-elect Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, is expected to become Biden's nominee for secretary of state Majority say they want GOP in control of Senate: pollA majority of voters say they want Republicans to remain in control of the Senate in the new year after the Georgia runoff races, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll. Democratic dreams of Senate majority fading fast - The Boston GlobeDemocratic hopes of seizing control of the US Senate evaporated Wednesday, as Republicans brushed back challenges in numerous states where polls had not so long ago found competitive contests. The Memo: In defense of the 2020 presidential pollsFirst impressions matter, and that has been bad news for opinion pollsters this year.