The role of the vice president in the Electoral College vote.

President Trump has suggested Vice President Mike Pence has the authority to reject the Electoral College vote in the 2020 election. In 2017, then-Vice President Joe Biden denied opposition from members of his own party and presided over Congress' confirmation of Mr. Trump's victory in the 2016 election. Columbia Law School professor Richard Briffault joined CBSN to discuss the powers of the vice president when it comes to election results.

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California's redwoods fight to survive after being scorched by wildfires.

California's redwoods fight to survive after being scorched by wildfires.

California's iconic coastal redwoods are struggling to recover after wildfires ripped through the state over the summer. Making things worse, climate change is affecting the coastal fog that helps feed the trees. CBS meteorologist and climate spec...

Biden's pick to lead White House budget office faces pushback from senators.

Biden's pick to lead White House budget office faces pushback from senators.

President Joe Biden is facing pushback from fellow Democrats over his pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Los Angeles Times congressional reporter J...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine deemed  «safe and effective»  by the FDA.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine deemed «safe and effective» by the FDA.

The FDA confirms the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective. The single-dose vaccine could receive emergency approval as early as Friday. If authorized, the Biden administration could ship up to 4 million doses by next week. C...

New study looks at the demographics of those who stormed the U.

New study looks at the demographics of those who stormed the U.

As investigations into the attack on the U.S. Capitol continue, details are emerging about the people who stormed the building on January 6. A new study from the Chicago Project on Security and Threats looks at the demographics of those who've bee...

House Committee holds hearing to address threat of domestic terrorism in America.

House Committee holds hearing to address threat of domestic terrorism in America.

Lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday to address the rise of domestic terrorism in America. Testimony focused on the failure of the U.S. government to adequately address growing white nationalism and domestic extremism in the years leading up to the ...