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    (CNN) — Howard University’s marching band has taken part in presidential inaugurations before. But during today’s inaugural parade, they’ll be escorting one of their own. The renowned Showtime Marching Band will accompany Vice President Kamala Harris — an alumna of Howard University herself — to the White House shortly after she takes her oath of office, along with President Joe Biden. The Howard University marching band participates in a rehearsal of the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC on January 18, 2021, ahead of the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. – The Inauguration is scheduled for January 20, 2021. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images) “Throughout her career, the vice president-elect has carried her Howard education with her, ensuring that she adhere to truth and service and inspiring her to achieve unprecedented levels of excellence,” said...
    Andrew Harnik/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Joe Biden didn’t know how right he was. Throughout the 2020 campaign, he insisted he was engaging in a “battle for the soul of the nation.” It sounded like a high-falutin’ bumper-sticker metaphor, ready-made to slap on the side of a campaign bus. (Which it was.) But on Wednesday, the former vice president and senator stood at the site of what recently was an actual battleground, the US Capitol, where hand-to-hand combat had transpired, where blood had been spilled, where lives had been lost—just two weeks earlier—in a clash between insurrectionists bent on overturning a legitimate election and those defending American democracy. At this location—now guarded by thousands of gun-bearing troops deployed to protect the nation’s capital from domestic terrorists riled up by the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Joe Biden has spent a few of the first moments of his term at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring fallen veterans with three former presidents and their families. The president, first lady Jill Biden, and newly sworn-in Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, presided over a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider on Wednesday. After cannon fire rumbled in the distance, Biden saluted as a military band played the national anthem. Biden and Harris later briefly touched the wreath before bowing their heads in prayer. The president also made the sign of the cross, then he and Harris stood somberly for the playing of taps. Joining them at the ceremony were former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura and...
    AMERICA met its new first family on Wednesday as Joe Biden was sworn in as US president. Joe Biden, 78, a career politician, was joined by his family during his presidential inauguration ceremony at the US capitol - and marked his official tenure as US president. Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in and Donald Trump's exit... 9Joe Biden's family celebrated with the new President as he was sworn in at the US Captiol 9Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden kiss as he became the 46th President of the United StatesCredit: Reuters 9President Joe Biden is congratulated by first lady Jill Biden, his son Hunter Biden and daughter Ashley Biden 9President Biden hugs his son Hunter Biden and First Lady Jill BidenCredit: Alamy Live News Alongside his family, President Joe Biden called for "unity" and pledged to be...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 2:35 p.m. President Joe Biden’s team has started moving into the White House. The building began humming again with activity a few hours after Biden’s inauguration Wednesday as staff for the new president started moving into their offices, unpacking belongings and getting the badges that grant them easy access to the property. New press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted that she was “in the building and ready to get to work.” Psaki has scheduled the new administration’s first White House press briefing for later Wednesday. Biden plans to sign a flurry of executive orders, some overturning actions by former President Donald Trump, once he gets to the Oval Office. The White House had been largely emptied out of staff after Trump flew to Florida on Wednesday morning, skipping his successor’s swearing-in. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
    President Joe Biden is urging Americans to stand up to the “lies told for power and for profit” in an effort to bridge the nation’s divides. Biden, who campaigned for the White House last year on a pledge to restore bipartisanship and unity, made the remarks on Wednesday shortly after being sworn in as the nation’s commander in chief. The president, in particular, used his inaugural address to discuss the “common objects … that define us as Americans.” “What are the common objects we as Americans love, that define us as Americans,” Biden asked those watching his address. “I think we know. Opportunity, security, liberty, dignity, respect, honor, and yes, the truth.” The president proceeded to argue that “the truth,” while consequentially important, had been under sustained attack. “Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson,” the president said. “There is truth and there are lies. Lies told...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ/AP) — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer presented photos from Wednesday’s ceremony to President Joe Biden. Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland, was among the congressional leaders that presented gifts to Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, including a pair of flags flown over the U.S. Capitol during the inauguration. The presentations to the officials and their respective spouses happened Wednesday in lieu of a congressional luncheon that typically follows the inauguration ceremony. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota said Lenox had crafted a pair of commemorative vases for Biden and Harris, each weighing 32 pounds (14.5 kilograms). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell gifted them with a pair of U.S. flags that were flown over the Capitol during the inauguration. McConnell noted that both Biden and Harris served in the Senate and “skipped the House altogether.” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Hoyer presented...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- At noon ET Wednesday, it became official: Joe Biden is the president and Kamala Harris is the vice president of the United States.Reaction immediately poured in from leaders and supporters in the Bay Area and around California, many of them celebrating the ascendance of one of Oakland's own to the second highest office in the land.LIVE COVERAGE: Joe Biden takes helm as president, Kamala Harris now 1st female VPFor San Francisco Mayor London Breed, the swearing in of Kamala Harris was personal."The joy I feel is overwhelming with the swearing-in of Kamala Harris as our Vice-President," said Breed. "I join millions of women across the country in finally seeing a woman take the oath for one of the highest offices in the country. I join millions of Black women across this country in seeing Vice-President Harris take a seat at the table that so many have...
    The pontiff first congratulated him on his appointment as 46th president of the United States and conveyed his « best wishes » during his term. | 01/20/2021 | ionicons-v5-c12: 03 | . | Vatican City.- The Pope Francisco today encouraged the new president of U.S, Joe biden, to promote « the reconciliation and the peace« both in your country and around the world, in a message of congratulations for taking office. « I ask God, source of all wisdom and truth, to guide your efforts to promote understanding, reconciliation and the peace in U.S and among the nations of the world in order to promote the universal common good « , is indicated in the message, addressed to White House. As I did in 2016 with the outgoing president, Donald trump, the pontiff first congratulated him on his appointment as 46th president of the U.S and conveyed his « best wishes » during his tenure. « That under...
    Salvation Army, José Andrés are feeding the National Guard in DC for inauguration After Months Of Refusing to Admit He Lost, Donald Trump Left a Traditional Note for Joe Biden at White House Vice President Harris bids farewell to Pence Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff escorted former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence as they departed the Capitol on Wednesday, stepping in to fulfill a post-inauguration tradition typically carried out by incoming and departing presidents. © Joe Raedle/Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff see former Vice President Mike Pence and former second lady Karen Pence off after President Joe Biden's inauguration. Harris and her husband escorted the Pences from the Capitol to their motorcade, a moment that traditionally would have seen President Joe Biden accompanying former President Donald Trump for his predecessor’s send off in a ceremonious...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the president and vice president on Wednesday. In his inaugural address, Biden struck a tone of reconciliation and urged the nation to come together. “This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day,” Biden said. “Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of a cause. The cause of democracy. The people, the will of the people, has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded.” Below is a snapshot of politicians from around California offering their thoughts and well wishes to the 46th President of the United States: “Our country is rooted in our democratic ideals and the peaceful transfer of power. Today, history was made with President Joe Biden & CA’s Vice Prisdent Kamala Harris. Now, we come together to become the America we know we can be,” California Gov. Gavin...
    President Joe Biden’s grandchildren said in an interview on Wednesday that they will be looking to former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHoward University's marching band to escort Harris at inauguration Lloyd Austin is the right nominee for defense secretary and the right leader for this moment Trump seeks to box-in Biden with executive actions MORE’s daughters for advice and guidance as they navigate being part of the first family. “Maisy and I and Natalie and Naomi had the privilege of being able to see two of our friends, you know, navigate eight years of what was really difficult,” Finnegan Biden said in an interview with TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager. “They came out so grounded and humble, and they’re so smart and driven. I think we can only take advice from them.” .@jennabushhager sat down with four of President-elect Joe Biden's grandchildren in a candid interview to talk about growing...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Vice President Kamala Harris has now taken on a role that would have typically been performed by the outgoing president. Harris and her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, stood on the U.S. Capitol steps Wednesday to bid farewell to her predecessor, former Vice President Mike Pence, and his wife, Karen. The two couples stood and chatted for a few moments, even laughing, on the steps before the Pences got into a vehicle and were driven away. President Donald Trump typically would have performed the sendoff for his second-in-command but opted to skip Wednesday’s inaugural festivities. Trump and his wife, Melania, went straight from the White House to Joint Base Andrews earlier Wednesday. He gave a campaign-style farewell speech before boarding Air Force One for a final time as president and traveling to his home in...
    More On: Inauguration 2021 Biden sworn in using enormous 127-year-old family Bible Jill Biden’s glittery inauguration outfit was a nod to ‘stability’ Bernie Sanders roasted for his Inauguration Day attire Cop who led rioters away from Senators during Capitol siege given hero’s welcome Former President Bill Clinton appeared to be nodding off during Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony for President Joe Biden. Brief video clips posted online show Clinton, 74, with his eyes shut when a TV camera cut to him during Biden’s inaugural address outside the US Capitol. “Bill Clinton is absolutely asleep,” a male voice said in a cellphone recording of CBS News’ broadcast posted by Twitter user @the_lunarfather. A similar recording, of TV coverage by the BBC, was also posted on YouTube with the title “Bill Clinton Falling Asleep At Presidential Inauguration.” “They zooming in on Bill Clinton sleep, like he doesn’t always be sleeping…the man old,” tweeted...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas congresswoman Beth Van Duyne was among House Republicans who sent a joint letter of congratulations to now-President Joe Biden, saying it’s time to work together. Van Duyne, who won Texas’ 24th congressional seat after the November 2020 election, tweeted a letter that was signed by her and 16 other Republicans and sent to Biden before his inauguration Wednesday morning. “As members of this freshman class, we trust that the next four years will present your administration and the 117th Congress with numerous challenges and successes, and we are hopeful that – despite our ideological differences – we may work together on behalf of the American people we are each so fortunate to serve,” the letter stated. Our country is tired of the partisan gridlock. Its time to rise above the partisan fray to negotiate meaningful change for the American people.⁰Read the letter my colleagues and...
    Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States as he said the nation had been through a 'bumpy period' under Donald Trump.  The Prime Minister said America's leadership is 'vital' to the rest of the world, from tackling the climate crisis to the coronavirus pandemic, as Mr Biden took the oath of office during a ceremony at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Shortly before his inauguration, Kamala Harris made history as the first woman to become vice-president, as well as the first black person and the first person of South Asian descent to serve in the role.  Mr Johnson, who had a close but sometimes difficult relationship with Donald Trump, said it was a 'big moment' for the UK-US relationship. The Prime Minister told reporters: 'When you look at the issues that unite me and Joe Biden, the UK and the...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Madrid explosion: 3 dead, several injured as explosion rocks Spanish capital World leaders react to Joe Bidens inauguration World leaders have reacted to a "new dawn" in U.S. politics after Joe Biden was sworn is as the 46th president of the United States. © Amit Dave/Reuters Aejaz Saiyad, an artist, gives finishing touches to a drawing of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi at his home in Ahmedabad, India, January 20, 2021. Historic allies in the EU and U.K. have struck the most upbeat tone, with Ursurla von der Leyen, president of the EU Commission, saying there's a "friend in the White House" after four years wheretransatlantic relations often were strained. "This is a historical achievement, and this also makes this day very special," she said....
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Madrid explosion: 3 dead, several injured as explosion rocks Spanish capital Trump departs Washington in final hours as president, travels to Florida WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump arrived in Florida just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, with an hour left in his presidency, as he opted to skip the swearing in and instead retreat to his residence on the coast. © Provided by NBC News Air Force One buzzed Mar-a-Lago shortly before landing. Trump departed Washington in the morning, delivering a send-off speech to supporters at Joint Base Andrews and then boarded Air Force One as president a final time. "It is my greatest honor and privilege to have been your president," he said to cheers. "I wish the new administration great luck and great success, and I think they'll have great success. They have the foundation to do...
    Relief, optimism, foreboding: Black Americans feel mixed emotions on Inauguration Day Elon Musk donates $5 million to education group Khan Academy Presidential inauguration 2021: Joe Biden promises to be a president for all Americans President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday, ushering in a new era of calm and comity to Washington after four divisive and tumultuous years under former President Donald Trump. © Saul Loeb/AP Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) Standing at the Capitol just two weeks after a mob of insurrectionists invaded that building seeking to overturn the presidential election based on Trump's lies about the results, Biden set out on...
    New York : President Joe biden and his wife Jill They are not ashamed to show their love and how close they are. During the inauguration ceremony, the new First Lady gave President Biden some shoulder rubs, who looked in high spirits for such “sweeties.” #Firstlady Dr. #JillBiden embraces US President #JoeBiden after he delivered his inaugural address on January 20th, 2021 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC ????: @drewangerer # Inauguration2021 #InaugurationDay @POTUS # POTUS46 pic.twitter.com/VCBB8hisxD – . News (@GettyImagesNews) January 20, 2021 The couple arrived at the Capitol holding hands and entered the scene of the ceremony in the same way, although the First Lady had a place assigned behind the new president. She held the Bible where Biden placed his hand to swear in as President 46, following the instructions of the Chief Justice, John Roberts. President-elect Biden & Vice President-elect Harris arrive at...
    Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States of America on Wednesday, prompting many of his supporters in Hollywood to take to Twitter to share their thoughts with their fans.  Biden’s inauguration officially brought an end to the presidency of Donald Trump after four years of political tension and division, perpetuated in large part by outspoken celebrities who were either critics or supporters of the past administration.  Many of those outspoken voices were among the first to herald Biden’s swearing-in ceremony as a turning point for America. GARTH BROOKS PERFORMING AT BIDEN'S INAUGURATION, JOKES HE'LL BE 'ONLY REPUBLICAN' THERE President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool) "Congratulations to our new President @JoeBiden and VP @KamalaHarris," late-night host Jimmy Kimmel wrote on inauguration day. "We know you will do your best to make America good...
    WIMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — The University of Delaware’s Fighting Blue Hens Drumline departed for Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning. Thirty-five members of the drumline will help escort President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to the White House following the completion of swearing-in ceremony. CBS3 spoke with the university’s director of athletic bands about the honor. “They have been watching the news. They certainly had some concerns about everything that was going on in D.C. We did too, but as we progressed over this last weekend and week, the excitement has built,” Heidi Sarver said. President Biden graduated from the University of Delaware in 1965. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Police: Woman In Custody After 28-Year-Old Man Gunned Down In South Philadelphia Joe Biden Picks Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine To Be Assistant Health Secretary Authorities Arrest Riley Williams, Pennsylvania Woman Accused Of Stealing Nancy Pelosi’s Laptop During Capitol Attack
    WASHINGTON -- As President Joe Biden prepared for his inauguration Wednesday, supporters across the country celebrated and wished the president and Vice President Kamala Harris the best.Biden's oath of office Wednesday to become the 46th President of the United States puts him at the helm of a deeply divided nation where he inherits a confluence of crisis that are arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.Ahead of the ceremony, politicians took to social media to offer their support.Former President Barack Obama tweeted in support of his former vice president saying, "Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time."He included a photo of the pair hugging in the White House. Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time. pic.twitter.com/LXzxGnBAfz— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2021Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted in support of Harris, "It delights me to think that what feels...
    More On: Inauguration 2021 #NotMyPresident trends on Twitter during Biden inauguration ‘Judge Jeannine’s husband gets one of the final Trump pardons Jennifer Lopez — and her ring — dazzle during Biden Inauguration Day Who is Joe Biden’s speechwriter? Garth Brooks brought some twang to the presidential transition on Wednesday. The country music singer, a registered Republican, sang a soulful “Amazing Grace” at the 2021 Inauguration, following the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.  Wearing denim and a blazer, he asked the crowd to join him in the last verse. His musical act was one of dozens scattered throughout the ceremony. Lady Gaga performed the National Anthem, while Jennifer Lopez belted out a mashup of “This Land is Your Land,” “America the Beautiful” and her iconic hit “Let’s Get Loud.” Brooks, 58, said earlier this week that he would be honored to bring his...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 12:20 p.m. More than a hundred people stood in the cold waiting to get through a security checkpoint to reach Pennsylvania Avenue, where they hoped to catch a glimpse of the presidential procession. People watched the inauguration ceremony on their phones Wednesday, cheering as Vice President Kamala Harris, then President Joe Biden took the oath. “I feel so hopeful, so thankful,” said Karen Jennings Crooms, a D.C. resident waiting in line with her husband. “It makes us sad that this is where we are but hopeful that democracy will win out in the end. That’s what I’m focusing on.” Her husband, Vernal Crooms, who attended Howard University at the same time as Harris but didn’t know her, said he was happy to see the Donald Trump era end. He said, “We’ve turned the page. Light prevailed and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 12:10 p.m. President Joe Biden is calling on Americans to overcome their divisions, declaring in his first address in office that “without unity, there is no peace.” Biden also pledged during his inaugural address Wednesday that he would be honest with the country as it continues to confront difficulties, saying that leaders have an obligation “to defend the truth and defeat the lies.” He asked even those who did not vote for him to give him a chance. He said, “Hear me out as we move forward.” As he did frequently during the campaign, Biden pledged that he will be a “president for all Americans” and will “fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did.” He added, “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue.” ___ HERE’S...
    Lady Gaga sings the national anthem of the USA and brings an emotion to the act in the minutes before the start of the Joe Biden takeover as 46 President of the USA. In a spectacular ball gown, LAdy Gaga opens the opening of the event in which the US opens a new political stage with the inauguration of Joe Deben as president. A ceremony that is colder and more soulless due to the pandemic, and with the absence of Donald Trump and his wife, which allows the world to follow the most complicated political moment in the US since the Kennedy assassination. Washington is on high alert for the threat of attacks. The president-elect will present a dozen executive orders on his first day in office. Sign up for our newsletter
    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president. The former U.S. senator from California is the first woman, the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency and will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government.This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this report is below.In a time of national tumult and uncertainty, there were comforting signs of tradition for the hallowed American democratic rite now underway at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago. On a chilly Washington day dotted with snow flurries, a bipartisan trio of ex-presidents along with the elite...
    Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 and is 78-years-old, making him the oldest person to be sworn in as President of the United States. In comparison, the average age of presidents at inauguration throughout American history is around 55, making Biden nearly 1.5 times older than previous commanders-in-chief. The record had previously been held by his predecessor, Donald Trump, who was 70 when he assumed the position. Joe Biden Gets Sworn In At 78-Years-Old   Alex Wong Though Biden holds the distinction of being the oldest president in American history, he was ironically one of the youngest politicians to hold the position of senator. Biden was just 29-years-old when he was elected to serve in Congress in 1972 and was sworn in just a month after his 30th birthday, the minimum age requirement for members of the upper chamber. Over the past year, Biden’s age had been...
    WASHINGTON -- Kamala Harris has become the first woman to be vice president. The former U.S. senator from California is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency and will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government.This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this report is below.Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.In a time of national tumult and uncertainty, there were comforting signs of tradition for the hallowed American democratic rite now underway at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago. On a chilly Washington day dotted with snow flurries, a bipartisan trio of ex-presidents...
    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.In a time of national tumult and uncertainty, there were comforting signs of tradition for the hallowed American democratic rite now underway at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago. On a chilly Washington day dotted with snow flurries, a bipartisan trio of ex-presidents along with the elite of nation's government gathered, ensuring the quadrennial ceremony persevered, even though it was encircled by security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic.ABC News will present live coverage of Joe Biden's inauguration today. You can watch live coverage on television, here on our website or on our...
    Joseph Scheidler, a major architect of the antiabortion movement, dies at 93 Capitol Police officer who diverted mob from Senate escorts Harris It’s Biden’s Turn to Run the Economy — and the Dow Just Rose 100 Points Although presidents have less control over the economy than they, or we, like to believe, they have plenty of influence. The Dow is up 100 points this morning, while the S&P 500 has gone up by 0.6% and the Nasdaq Composite spiked a record 1.3% ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Whether this is on expectations that better times are ahead or relief that the news flow out of Washington will be more traditional, the markets are expecting a better economy up ahead. © David Goldman/AP/Shutterstock / David Goldman/AP/Shutterstock Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Goldman/AP/Shutterstock (11718139ah)Gi Chung sets up his souvenir stand with Joe Biden memorabilia ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration...
    New York : Barack and Michelle Obama at Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony. Photo: Alex Wong / . He former President Barack Obama sent a message of support to Joe biden from his Twitter account this morning to little for the Democrat to be sworn in as the new tenant of the White House. “Congratulations to my colleague, President Joe Biden. This is your moment, “Obama shared on his account today along with an image in which he appears with Biden. Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time. pic.twitter.com/LXzxGnBAfz – Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2021 Three former US presidents meet at the ceremony Obama with the also democrat Bill Clinton and Republican George W. Bush They are the three ex-presidents who have already arrived at the federal Capitol for the inauguration of Biden. Barack and Michelle Obama at the inauguration ceremony...
    WASHINGTON -- As Joe Biden prepared for his inauguration Wednesday, supporters across the country celebrated and wished the soon-to-be president and soon-to-be Vice President Kamala Harris the best.Biden's oath of office Wednesday to become the 46th President of the United States puts him at the helm of a deeply divided nation where he inherits a confluence of crisis that are arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.Ahead of the ceremony, politicians took to social media to offer their support.Former President Barack Obama tweeted in support of his former vice president saying, "Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time."He included a photo of the pair hugging in the White House. Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time. pic.twitter.com/LXzxGnBAfz— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2021Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted in support of Harris, "It delights me to think that what...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Michelle Obama Celebrates Inauguration Day with Throwback Pic: Im Feeling Genuinely Hopeful Joe Biden to be inaugurated as 46th president as Donald Trump has left Washington After campaigning on a promise to heal a fractured nation, President-elect Joe Biden will begin the work of uniting the country Wednesday when he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the US Capitol -- a mere two weeks after insurrectionists incited by President Donald Trump stormed the building and tried to overturn the election results based on Trump's lies. © Stephanie Keith/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: The Capitol building is surrounded by American flags on the National Mall on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tight security measures are in place for Inauguration Day due to greater security threats...
    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.The very ceremony in which presidential power is transferred, a hallowed American democratic tradition, will serve as a jarring reminder of the challenges Biden faces: The inauguration unfolds at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago, encircled by security forces evocative of those in a war zone, and devoid of crowds because of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.ABC News will present live coverage of Joe Biden's inauguration today. You can watch live coverage on television, here on our website or on our streaming apps for Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV and Roku. EMBED More News Videos President-elect Joe Biden and Vice...
    Biden leads national mourning of 400,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 Supreme Court faces bomb threat during Bidens inauguration Biden plans to undo signature, controversial Trump actions At noon Wednesday, Joe Biden will take his oath of office to become the 46th president of the United States, a culminating moment for his nearly 50-year career in politics and lifetime of tragedy and triumph. © Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden and incoming First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Jan. 19, 2021. But the pomp and circumstance surrounding Biden’s inauguration will look much different than years past, a result of the series of unparalleled challenges the 78-year-old will face upon taking office: the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 Americans and has left families across the country struggling economically in its wake, and a divided...
    President Donald Trump did honor one tradition on Wednesday and write a note to incoming President Joe Biden. The note was left on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, outgoing White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere confirmed to DailyMail.com.  Its contents are unknown. Past presidents have revealed what their predecessors wrote to them but it's unclear if and when Biden will do so.  President Trump did leave a note for incoming President Joe Biden on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office President Trump is skipping Joe Biden's inauguration - Biden and Jill Biden at church Wednesday morning at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle The outgoing president has eschewed the traditional trappings that come with a peaceful transfer of power.  Trump did not host Biden at the White House for coffee after the election and did not greet him at residence's front door ahead of...
    Iowa Man Faces New Charges Over Shooting Black Teen At Trump Rally New Covid-19 cases in the US declined 11% after hitting a peak last week Photos marking the transition of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden The nation on Wednesday is witnessing the transfer of power from outgoing GOP President Donald Trump to incoming Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. Inauguration Day comes two weeks after the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists. Trump broke from precedent by refusing to attend Biden's inauguration ceremony. © Provided by CNBC American flags decorate the The nation on Wednesday is witnessing the transfer of power from outgoing GOP President Donald Trump to incoming Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. Inauguration Day comes just two weeks after the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists. Trump for months refused to accept the results of the 2020 election, citing debunked...
    WASHINGTON -- Two of the Biden administration's top communications officials are describing the incoming president's inaugural address as a forward-looking speech that will make little to no mention of his predecessor.Communications director Kate Bedingfield told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday that President-elect Joe Biden's address would "speak to the moment that we are in, but it will also lay out a vision for the future."Biden press secretary Jen Psaki tells CNN that Biden's inaugural address is "definitely not a speech about Donald Trump" and she "wouldn't expect" to hear about him in it.SEE ALSO:What to know about Biden's plan EMBED More News Videos ABC News political analyst Matt Dowd spoke on "Good Morning America" Sunday, Jan. 17, on what you need to know about President-elect Joe Biden's agenda and transition. Bedingfield says Biden had not had any contact with the outgoing president.Asked why Biden had invited political opponents including...
    WASHINGTON -- The world's eyes will be on the nation's capital as President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office as the country's 46th president. Here's a look at everything we know about Biden's inauguration ceremony and how to watch the event live.When is Inauguration Day 2021? What time is the inauguration?Per the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Inauguration Day is set for January 20 every four years -- that's a Wednesday in 2021.The outgoing president's term ends at noon local time on the 20th. Biden is expected to take the oath of office at noon Eastern time.The theme of this year's inauguration is "America United," an issue that's long been a central focus for Biden but one that's taken on added weight in the wake of the violence at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Presidential Inaugural Committee said that the theme "reflects the beginning of a new...
    Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today beginning at noon EST. The ceremony will be significantly scaled-down and health and safety protocols have been put in place to minimize the risk of spreading the virus. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office on the West Front of the Capitol building, it will be without thousands of crowds in attendance. In place of attendees, the Biden Inaugural Committee has placed thousands of American flags on the lawn of The National Mall to represent those who wished to attend the transition of power. In lieu of traditional festivities, including parades and several formal balls, the new president will celebrate his inauguration with a virtual parade as well as an evening fete which will be attended by musicians, celebrities, and sports figures. Heightened security measures will protect Biden and Harris...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. SAT drops essay, subject tests in shift away from standardized testing World leaders react to President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration World leaders are beginning to react to a “new dawn” in U.S. politics ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States. © Amit Dave/Reuters Aejaz Saiyad, an artist, gives finishing touches to a drawing of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi at his home in Ahmedabad, India, January 20, 2021. Historic allies in the EU and U.K. have struck the most upbeat tone, with Ursurla von der Leyen, the president of the EU Commission, saying they have a “friend in the White House” after four years where transatlantic relations have come under strain. “This is a historical achievement and this also makes...
    Coverage of the 59th presidential inauguration begins at 7 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the United States Capitol with the swearing in of Kamala Harris as vice president and Joe Biden as president just before 9 a.m. The 20th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1933, states that the terms of the sitting president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20 following the previous November’s election. And since the Constitution couldn’t be more East Coast, you know they mean Eastern time, right? That’s 9 a.m. Pacific time for all of us West Coasters. In order to assure that the new president and vice president are in place, they are sworn in just before noon Eastern. Opening remarks generally begin around 8:30 a.m. Pacific, with the swearing-in ceremonies to follow. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will swear in Kamala Harris as vice president, and the...
    JFK’s inauguration was 60 years ago today: Look back at the days history-making moments Pence Skips Trumps Send-Off but Will Attend Bidens Inauguration Ceremony World leaders react to President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration day World leaders are beginning to react to a “new dawn” in U.S. politics ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. today. © Amit Dave/Reuters Aejaz Saiyad, an artist, gives finishing touches to a drawing of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi at his home in Ahmedabad, India, January 20, 2021. Historic allies in the EU and the U.K. have struck the most upbeat tone, with Ursurla von der Leyen, the President of the EU Commission, saying that they have a “friend in the White House” after four years where transatlantic relations have come...
    Pennsylvania woman who allegedly stole Pelosis laptop is in custody Elon Musk donates $5 million to education group Khan Academy Joe Biden to be inaugurated as 46th president as Donald Trump leaves Washington After campaigning on a promise to heal a fractured nation, President-elect Joe Biden will begin the work of uniting the country Wednesday when he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the US Capitol -- a mere two weeks after insurrectionists incited by President Donald Trump stormed the building and tried to overturn the election results based on Trump's lies. © Stephanie Keith/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: The Capitol building is surrounded by American flags on the National Mall on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tight security measures are in place for Inauguration Day due to greater security threats after the attack...
    It’s D-Day. Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office and Joe Biden will be invested 46th President of the United States. In Washington, the pressure is mounting. The recent invasion of the Capitol by insurgent supporters of Donald Trump has raised fears of the worst for the official inauguration ceremony. Twelve soldiers from the US National Guard have even been removed from the security system as part of a procedure to search for possible links with extremist groups. In the American media, this very important day for democracy is also widely commented on. A brief overview. For CNN, “Biden is preparing to bring hope and ease the pain of a grieving nation.” According to Stephen Collinson, a 24/7 news reporter, “Fate has associated the new American leader – a man shaken by tragedy who has found the strength to heal his soul – with a sick and injured...
    Cindy McCain, the widow of the late GOP Sen. John McCain, says she is open to potentially serving in the Biden administration. "I will serve in whatever way I can be helpful to this administration and president," she said Wednesday morning during an interview with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos.  "I didn't do this to gain a position, I did this for my country," she added, referring to a list she had compiled of Republicans to send to President-elect Joe Biden's transition team that she would recommend for the administration.  "But if I can help serve in any way possible, I will." CINDY MCCAIN JOINS JOE BIDEN TRANSITION TEAM ADVISORY BOARD She told Stephanopoulos Wednesday that "things are happening," and there are "many positions that are going to occur in this administration, and I know Republicans will play a role in that." She did not elaborate. McCain also said she thought her late husband would...
     DONALD Trump refused to say Joe Biden's name or refer to him as "president" in a final speech before leaving Washington. The outgoing president made the comments while speaking at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. 1Trump left the White House on Wednesday Trump arrived for his farewell event at roughly 8.30am ET on the day of Joe Biden's inauguration. He decided not to go to the president-elect's swear in ceremony, unlike his running mate Vice President Mike Pence. Instead, Trump entered Maryland to a gun salute and made a speech before leaving for Palm Beach, Florida. Trump has broken tradition by deciding to hold his own event instead of attending the incoming president's inauguration. Former presidents George W Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are expected to attend today's ceremony. Most read in NewsFINAL FAREWELLTrump and Melania leave White House for last time as US looks to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. The very ceremony in which presidential power is transferred, a hallowed American democratic tradition, will serve as a jarring reminder of the challenges Biden faces: The inauguration unfolds at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago, encircled by security forces evocative of those in a war zone, and devoid of crowds because of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. Stay home, Americans were exhorted, to prevent further spread of a surging virus that has claimed more than 400,000 lives in the United States. Biden will look out over a capital city dotted with empty storefronts that attest to the pandemic’s deep...
    WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.The very ceremony in which presidential power is transferred, a hallowed American democratic tradition, will serve as a jarring reminder of the challenges Biden faces: The inauguration unfolds at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago, encircled by security forces evocative of those in a war zone, and devoid of crowds because of the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.ABC News will present live coverage of Joe Biden's inauguration today. You can watch live coverage on television, here on our website or on our streaming apps for Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV and Roku.Stay home, Americans were exhorted, to prevent further spread of...
    WASHINGTON -- The world's eyes will be on the nation's capital as President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office as the country's 46th president. Here's a look at everything we know about Biden's inauguration ceremony and how to watch the event live.When is Inauguration Day 2021? What time is the inauguration?Per the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Inauguration Day is set for January 20 every four years -- that's a Wednesday in 2021.The outgoing president's term ends at noon local time on the 20th. Biden is expected to take the oath of office at noon Eastern time.The theme of this year's inauguration is "America United," an issue that's long been a central focus for Biden but one that's taken on added weight in the wake of the violence at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Presidential Inaugural Committee said that the theme "reflects the beginning of a new...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 8:35 a.m. President-elect Joe Biden is attending church ahead of his inauguration, a traditional step taken ahead of the swearing-in ceremony. Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden on Wednesday are attending a service at Washington’s Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. With them are incoming Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff. At Biden’s invitation, the first couple is joined by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, including all four top-ranking members of congressional leadership. That includes both Senate leaders, Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer, as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. Many presidents have chosen St. John’s Episcopal Church, sometimes called “Church of the Presidents,” for the inaugural day service. Biden is the second Catholic U.S. president, and St. Matthew’s is the seat of...
    WASHINGTON -- It's a Twitter user's worst nightmare: Wake up to find most of your followers gone.But that's exactly what will happen on Wednesday to the official presidential accounts on Twitter. No, not @realDonaldTrump - he's already been banned for life. This is the fate awaiting lesser-known accounts such as @POTUS, @WhiteHouse, @FLOTUS and @VP. (POTUS is the official acronym for President of the United States; FLOTUS refers to the First Lady.)These institutional accounts don't belong any particular individual - they're reserved for official government use by those in the current administration. Twitter will transfer them to President-elect Joe Biden once he is officially inaugurated on Wednesday. Minus, that is, most of their followers.SEE ALSO: Trump's Twitter account suspended permanently for 'risk of further incitement of violence'That's unlike the previous Twitter transition, when then-President Barack Obama's official accounts were transferred to President Donald Trump with followers intact. This time, these...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Wednesday afternoon, Presidential-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Officials have increased security around the parameter of the U.S. Capitol where a threat of another attack is on the minds of those at Wednesday’s inauguration. Millions of people are expected to tune in for the inauguration ceremony. And after taking the oath of office, Biden is expected to address the nation emphasizing unity. Drexel University political science professor Bill Rosenberg with more on what we can expect to see at the inauguration. A lot of inauguration day events will be different due to the heightened security, but there will be some elements of tradition that will still take place. “I think we saw a break of tradition last night when we saw Joe Biden and Kamala Harris go to the Lincoln Memorial to pay respects to the hundred...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE will be sworn in as the nation's 46th president a little after noon on Wednesday. Follow along with this page for full coverage throughout the day and night. Tags Joe Biden Inauguration Biden transition
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Two of the Biden administration’s top communications officials are describing the incoming president’s inaugural address as a forward-looking speech that will make little to no mention of his predecessor. Communications director Kate Bedingfield told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday that President-elect Joe Biden’s address would “speak to the moment that we are in, but it will also lay out a vision for the future.” Biden press secretary Jen Psaki tells CNN that Biden’s inaugural address is “definitely not a speech about Donald Trump” and she “wouldn’t expect” to hear about him in it. Bedingfield says Biden had not had any contact with the outgoing president. Asked why Biden had invited political opponents including House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to join him at a Mass on Wednesday morning, Psaki said it “felt important to him...
    Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday in a ceremony unlike any ever before. Safety precautions have been implemented due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, restricting crowd sizes and the typical pomp and circumstance. The Capitol is also on high-alert following the deadly siege earlier this month.  The largely virtual affair, however, will still feature several ceremonial events and be capped off by a star-studded television celebration this evening. Timeline of events  8:00 a.m. - President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE and Melania TrumpMelania TrumpHere's how presidents move into the White House in just...
    WITH 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and two swimming pools, Joe Biden's new presidential home in Washington DC is nothing short of spectacular.  But the White House, which Biden will move into today, also houses a host of secret features - from a 40-seater theatre and a bowling alley to a 'doomsday mega-bunker'. ⚠️ Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in 45 Joe Biden's new home, the White House, boasts 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and a host of secret features 45 Biden, pictured with wife Jill yesterday, is set to be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States todayCredit: Getty Images - Getty The sprawling building is made up of three major parts, including the West Wing - home to the US President's Oval Office - and the East Wing, where the First Lady is based. The third part is...
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    DONALD Trump is set to leave the White House and fly to Joint Base Andrews for a farewell event before Joe Biden is sworn in. According to the outgoing president's daily schedule, he is jetting off to Palm Beach, Florida at 8am ET. ⚠️ Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in 3Trump is set to leave the White House this morning He is expected to arrive in the Sunshine State at 11am ET before hosting the event. However, Vice President Mike Pence is expected to ditch Trump and attend Biden's inauguration. Former presidents George W Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are all expected to attend the swear-in of the new president also. It will be the final time Trump is seen during his four-year presidential reign. Trump leaves the White House as: He pardons Lil Wayne, Kodak...
    Washington — President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the nation's 46th president Wednesday, an event that will be unlike any that has preceded it, coming amid the months-long coronavirus pandemic and unprecedented security in response to threats of violence from extremist groups. Occurring two weeks after a violent mob of President Trump's supporters disrupted Congress's counting of electoral votes in an attempt to block lawmakers from reaffirming his victory, the inauguration will take place at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering the oath of office to Mr. Biden just before 12 p.m.  Planning for the event, which is themed "America United," has been ongoing for months, with agencies across the federal government coming together to ensure the peaceful transfer of power proceeds safely. On the eve of the inauguration, an emotional president-elect departed his home in Wilmington, Delaware, to make the...