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    More On: donald trump Texas woman arrested in Capitol riot has no regrets, feels like martyr Trump baby blimp lands at London museum Biden to pull Keystone XL pipeline permit on first day: report Senate Dem whip won’t corral votes for Trump’s trial WASHINGTON — President Trump will leave Washington early Wednesday morning with a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews before President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office, one guest told The Post. In a break from a century of tradition, Trump will not stay to participate in his successor’s swearing-in and will instead leave the White House and fly to his Mar-A-Lago resort aboard Air Force One around 8 a.m., the source said. Invitees have been told to arrive at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland by 7:15 a.m. where a crowd of several hundred supporters and former staff will farewell Trump as he leaves Washington for...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries MORE and incoming first lady Dr. Jill BidenJill BidenBidens load food boxes in Philadelphia on MLK day Biden calls Americans to volunteer on MLK Jr. Day Biden chooses Amanda Gorman as youngest known inaugural poet MORE volunteered at a hunger relief organization in Philadelphia on Monday to mark Martin Luther King, Jr., day. The Bidens helped pack food boxes at Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in Philadelphia, on Monday morning as part of a national day of service two days before Biden will be sworn in as the next president. Biden, clad in a black face mask and Philabundance hat, packed cans into food boxes on a conveyor belt at the volunteer site, which...
    The news media landscape is about to shift from years of daily coverage of President Donald Trump to the new administration of President-elect Joe Biden, said Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume on Monday.  Appearing on "America's Newsroom," - now co-hosted by Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino - Hume said he's eager to watch how "sweeping" the Biden administration decides to be with their early policy agenda, given deep divisions in the country. He also added that it's striking to see the media coverage now start to shift away from Trump toward the incoming Biden administration. PENCE CALLS VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT HARRIS TO OFFER CONGRATULATIONS AHEAD OF INAUGURATION BRIT HUME: I want to see just how sweeping are the measures that they try to start off with. Because it seems to me that it would be smart in this very narrow environment of which the Democrats now have a narrow majority in both houses, they might want to...
    More On: keystone xl pipeline Supreme Court upholds order blocking Keystone XL pipeline Nearly 400,000 gallons of oil spill from Keystone pipeline in North Dakota Trump rescues NY from its self-inflicted natural-gas shortage Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline in blow to Trump President-elect Joe Biden plans to rescind a cross-border permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline on his first day in office, according to multiple reports. The move could sound a death knell for the controversial project, which President Trump tried to resurrect early in his term after his predecessor, Barack Obama, opposed it. The phrase “Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit” appeared on a list of Day One executive actions that Biden’s transition team gave to American stakeholders, according to Canada’s CBC News, which first reported the development on Sunday. The pledge did not appear on a memo that Biden chief of staff Ron Klain released Saturday outlining...
    When Joe Biden becomes president of the United States at noon Wednesday he will need bipartisan cooperation to launch his national security policies and get members of his national security team confirmed by the Senate. So far, he hasn’t received it.  But despite the bitterly divisive 2020 election campaign and its aftermath – culminating in the horrific Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead and many law enforcement officers injured – Republicans and Democrats need to work together to protect our national security. There is no other option.   The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists didn’t single out Democrats or Republicans to murder when they succeeded in killing nearly 3,000 people in our country. Our troops who are killed and wounded in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries are targeted because they are Americans, not because of their political affiliation. VAN HIPP: RETIRED GEN. LLOYD AUSTIN WOULD BE AN OUTSTANDING DEFENSE SECRETARY IN BIDEN ADMINISTRATION And foreign adversaries plotting future attacks on our country...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries MORE is urging Americans to give back on Monday by making a national day of service a key part of his inauguration week.  Biden's inaugural committee is urging Americans to participate in volunteer opportunities that are virtual or with “very limited in-person components." Biden and first lady-to-be Jill BidenJill BidenBiden chooses Amanda Gorman as youngest known inaugural poet DeVos makes final pitch for school choice in letter to Congress Bidens honor front-line workers in NYE address: 'We owe them, we owe them, we owe them' MORE plan to volunteer at Philabundance, a hunger relief organization in Philadelphia. Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden-Harris team unveils inauguration playlist Trump approval rating relatively unchanged in wake of Capitol...
    acilo/Getty 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.This story was originally published by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. First, Americans, let’s congratulate ourselves for having used the power of our vote to create an opportunity for meaningful progress on climate going forward. Joe Biden’s victory in the recent presidential race ushers in a new era of domestic progress and global cooperation. It allows us to begin to repair some of the damage that was done by Donald Trump’s presidency during the past four years—damage inflicted both to our own efforts to address the climate crisis and to our reputation on the world stage. But make no mistake. As a climate scientist, I know all too well that we are running out of time to avert climate catastrophe. In fact, we’ve already run...
    President-elect Joe Biden plans to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, according to several news sources. The decision delighted advocates of the so-called “Green New Deal,” but will disappoint Biden’s own political allies in the trade union movement, who had backed the pipeline for the thousands of jobs it would create. As Breitbart News reported last year: The Keystone XL pipeline would run from Canada’s oil sands in Alberta across the border and into Nebraska. From there, the oil would be pumped through existing pipelines to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. The project passed environmental reviews under the Obama administration, but was stalled due to opposition from environmental groups concerned about climate. (Supporters of the pipeline noted the oil would be extracted, regardless: the alternative was export to China.) President Donald Trump issued an executive order on his third full day...
    President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with his thinking. President Donald Trump had made building the pipeline a central promise of his presidential campaign. Biden, who will be inaugurated Wednesday, was vice president in the Obama administration when it rejected the project as contrary to its efforts to combat climate change. The words "Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit" appear on a list of executive actions likely scheduled for the first day of Bidens presidency, according to an earlier report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC). Biden had earlier vowed to scrap the oil pipelines presidential permit if he became president. Canadas ambassador to the United States said she would continue to promote a project that she said fit...
    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will wait for a recommendation from his intelligence advisers on whether to share classified information with President Donald Trump after the Republican leaves office, Biden's top aide said on Sunday. Ron Klain, the incoming White House chief of staff, made the comment after former principal deputy director of national intelligence, Sue Gordon, wrote an op-ed arguing against sharing such information with Trump once he has left the presidency. 'With this simple act — which is solely the new president's prerogative — Joe Biden can mitigate one aspect of the potential national security risk posed by Donald Trump, private citizen,' Gordon said in a Washington Post piece headlined 'A former president Trump won't 'need to know.' Cut off his intelligence.' President-elect Biden is to consult with intelligence advisers on whether to provide President Trump with daily intelligence briefings Ron Klain, the incoming White House...
    The legislator who will lead the second trial against President Donald Trump called Trump’s incitement to storm the Capitol as “the worst crime ever committed” by a US president. Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin did not specify when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send the accusation charge to the Senate, but said “it will most likely be soon.” The House of Representatives last Wednesday approved the trial against Trump after the violent assault on the headquarters of the legislature by fanatic supporters of the president. Minutes before the assault, Trump had given a speech to the militants exhorting them to “fight everything” against the legislators who were gathered inside to certify the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential elections. “We are going to be able to tell the story of this attack against the United States and all the events that led to that,” said the legislator. ...
    WASHINGTON - The lead Democratic impeachment manager on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of doing nothing on January 6 to stop his supporters from storming the U.S. Capitol to try to upend his defeat for reelection. “He was watching it on TV, an insurrection tailgate party,” Congressman Jamie Raskin told CNN. No date has been set for Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate on a single charge that he incited insurrection by urging thousands of his supporters to fight to overturn his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, who is set to be inaugurated at noon Wednesday. Protesters rampaged past authorities into the Capitol building, ransacked some lawmakers’ offices and scuffled with police, mayhem that left five people dead, including one police officer whose death is being investigated as a homicide. Trump, after several hours of chaos in the Capitol building, urged his supporters to “go home,” but added, "We...
    Reuters January 17, 2021 0 Comments U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will wait for a recommendation from his intelligence advisers on whether to share classified information with President Donald Trump after the Republican leaves office, Biden’s top aide said on Sunday. Ron Klain, the incoming White House chief of staff, made the comment after former principal deputy director of national intelligence, Sue Gordon, wrote an op-ed arguing against sharing such information with Trump once he has left the presidency. “With this simple act — which is solely the new president’s prerogative — Joe Biden can mitigate one aspect of the potential national security risk posed by Donald Trump, private citizen,” Gordon said in a Washington Post piece headlined “A former president Trump won’t ‘need to know.’ Cut off his intelligence.” Asked about Gordon’s recommendation, Klain told CNN’s “State of the Union” program that Biden would want to hear from his...
    Joe Biden will try to turn the page on the Donald Trump era by focusing on the human toll of coronavirus before and after his inauguration, it emerged Sunday.  He and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will lead a national memorial for the dead of COVID on Tuesday night from Washington D.C., where he and Jill Biden will arrive earlier in the day.  And he will make use of the lack of traditional greeting at the White House from the outgoing president on the morning of the inauguration to go to church before his swearing-in. Then on Thursday he will attend a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral which is expected to be dedicated to those who have died of COVID, a number fast approaching 400,000 Americans. With the traditions of inauguration upended by a combination of Trump's refusal to meet Biden at the White House, massive security in the wake...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., argued on Sunday that pursuing the "Scarlet Letter" impeachment of President Trump after he leaves office will ruin the start of Joe Biden's presidency and urged the president-elect to "stand down." Speaking during an interview on "Sunday Morning Futures," the South Carolina Republican senator pressed Biden to oppose the impeachment push. "You talk about unifying the country, if you do not stand up against the impeachment of President Trump after he leaves office, you're an incredibly weak figure in American history," Graham said. Graham stressed that he believes pursuing impeachment after Trump leaves office "will further divide the country." He went on to urge Biden to "stand up to the radical left" and tell Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to dismiss what he believes is "an unconstitutional attempt to impeach president Trump out of office." On Sunday, Graham tweeted the letter he sent to Schumer saying, "The Senate should vote to dismiss the article of impeachment once it...
    This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Sunday" January 17, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS ANCHOR:  I'm Chris Wallace.Washington prepares for the inauguration of President Joe Biden, but thenation's capital is under an extraordinary security lockdown.(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)WALLACE (voice-over):  D.C. bristling with more than 20,000 members of theNational Guard, after the shocking attack on the Capitol. And now, statesacross the country ramp up after the FBI warns of the threat of moreviolence.We'll discuss security preparations with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson,vice chair of the National Governors Association.Then, President-elect Biden lays out his agenda calling for an almost $2trillion COVID relief package.JOE BIDEN (D), PRESIDENT-ELECT:  I know what I just described does not comecheaply. We simply cannot afford not to do what I'm proposing.WALLACE:  We'll talk with Brian Deese, Biden's pick to succeed Larry Kudlowas the top White House...
    The lawmaker who will lead the second trial against President Donald Trump on Sunday called Trump’s incitement to storm the Capitol “the worst crime ever committed” by a US president. Miami World / AP Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin did not specify when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send the accusation charge to the Senate, but said “it will most likely be soon.” The House of Representatives last Wednesday approved the trial against Trump after the violent assault on the headquarters of the legislature by fanatic supporters of the president. Minutes before the assault, Trump had given a speech to the militants exhorting them to “fight everything” against the legislators who were gathered inside to certify the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential elections. “We are going to be able to tell the story of this attack against the United States and all the events that led to it,” said...
    US Vice President Mike Pence urged President-elect Joe Biden to maintain an “eternal vigilance” on China and not allow “its commercial aggressions and abuses.” Miami World / Europa Press “We would all do well to remember that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance,” Pence said at one of his last official acts at the Lemoore Naval Base in California. The vice president stressed the importance of a “free” Indo-Pacific for the future and security of the United States, according to Fox News, he recalled that a few days ago Trump declassified the United States’ strategy in the region, which involves strengthening the armies of countries allies like Japan and South Korea to counter Chinese rule. Pence further insisted on Chinese tactics to dominate the region through “military provocation.” The Indiana native fueled the largest military surge since Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) after inheriting an Army “hollowed out by devastating budget...
    During this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called on President-elect Joe Biden to lobby Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the incoming Senate Majority Leader, to drop the impeachment against President Donald Trump. “You talk about unifying the country,” he said. “If you do not stand up against the impeachment of President Trump after he leaves office, you’re an incredibly weak figure in American history. President Trump is trying to heal the nation. Pursuing impeachment after he leaves the office will further divide the country. It will ruin the start of your presidency, Joe Biden. You need to stand up to the radical left and tell Schumer to dismiss what I think is an unconstitutional attempt to impeach President Trump out of office. Stand down.” Graham also called the impeachment “unconstitutional” and urged his fellow Republican Senator not to embrace the effort. “This is insane at...
    New York : On the first day of his government, the president-elect Joe biden will present a reform proposal to seek to grant citizenship to about 11 million undocumented immigrants. Democrat’s plan has even surprised immigrant advocates, since a plan of that magnitude has divided the members of his party, added to the differences with Republicans, he indicated The Associated Press, which quotes four people who know the president-elect’s plans. In addition to seeking to protect dreamers with a modification of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), during his campaign, Biden announced that he would present an immigration reform to seek to naturalize the undocumented who live in the country. The Democrat’s promise has been taken with care by activists, since in 2008 the president Barack Obama He promised immigration reform, an issue that he addressed until the second term, when DACA and DAPA emerged; the latter...
    President-elect Biden's incoming chief of staff, Ron KlainRon KlainBiden transition outlines executive actions for first 10 days to deal with 'compounding crises' Sunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US The Hill's Morning Report - Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history MORE, said Sunday that his boss was inheriting a "huge mess" from the Trump administration when it comes to the U.S. rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. "We're inheriting a huge mess here, Jake, but we have a plan to fix it, the president-elect put out that plan on Friday," Klain told CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperTapper battles GOP lawmakers over criticism of Afghan vet's Electoral College vote Kelly says Trump can't admit to making mistakes: 'His manhood is at issue here' 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack MORE on "State...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, as she and President-elect Joe Biden prepare to take the White House this week. The California Democrat will be replaced by her home state's current secretary of state, Alex Padilla, chosen by Gov. Gavin Newsom to succeed Harris. Padilla will be the first Latino senator from California and has held public office for more than two decades in various roles. He was first elected in 1999 to serve on the Los Angeles City Council and went on to serve two terms in the state senate and two terms as secretary of state. Harris will be the first black woman to hold the office of vice president. She was first elected to the Senate in 2016. Earlier this week, Vice President Mike Pence called Harris to congratulate her in their first conversation since the closure of the 2020 election. Harris...
    Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Joe Biden will sign a series of executive orders in his first days in office, attempting to roll back damage done at home and abroad by Donald Trump, whom the Democrat will replace as president on Wednesday. Related: America is broken – can Biden and Harris put it back together? Biden, 78, has already outlined plans to send an immigration bill and a Covid stimulus and relief package to a newly Democratic-controlled Congress. On Friday he said he would shake up the delivery of vaccines against Covid-19, mired in chaos under Trump. Biden plans to return the US to the Paris climate accords and the Iran nuclear deal, overturn Trump’s travel ban against some Muslim-majority countries, restrict evictions and foreclosures under the pandemic and institute a mask mandate on federal property. In a memo released on Saturday, incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain said:...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS SF/AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated. Aides confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California’s secretary of state, to serve the final two years of Harris’ term. Padilla will be the first Latino senator from California, where about 40% of residents are Hispanic. Newsom announced his choice in December, following intense lobbying for the rare Senate vacancy from the nation’s most populous state. Meanwhile, plans for Harris’ VP swearing-in ceremony were also released on Saturday. She will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It will be a history-making event Wednesday when the first Black, South Asian and female vice president takes her oath of office from the first Latina...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMissouri woman seen with Pelosi sign charged in connection with Capitol riots Facebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP MORE is reportedly planning to unveil legislation on his first day in the Oval Office that would provide a legal path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants.  Four people briefed on Biden's plans told The Associated Press the measure is among his top priorities during his first days in the White House, along with controlling the coronavirus pandemic and rejuvenating the U.S. economy.   Biden campaigned on creating a legal path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during the 2020 presidential cycle.   "It is a moral failing and a national shame when a father and his baby daughter drown seeking our shores. When children are locked away in overcrowded detention centers and the government seeks to keep them there indefinitely," Biden says on his...
    (CNN)The nation is entering inauguration week with an unnerving police and military presence guarding the vestiges of democracy -- with Americans holding their breath as federal officials warn about threats of violence and potential unrest that have clouded preparations for the ceremonies that will usher President-elect Joe Biden into the White House and send President Donald Trump back to private life. Determined to stave off the terrifying scene that unfolded during the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, Washington, DC -- once the crown jewel of democracy admired around the world -- now resembles a police state as authorities try to ensure a peaceful transfer of power when Biden takes the oath of office on Wednesday. Some 25,000 National Guard troops have been deployed, military vehicles are blocking some of DC's streets, the National Mall is closed, and tall fences and barricades protect this country's sacred buildings as...
    President-elect Biden is planning to sign several executive orders on day one of his presidency, his incoming chief of staff announced in a statement.  The president-elect will sign roughly a dozen executive orders that day, including reversing President Trump’s travel ban on 13 majority-Muslim countries, rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and extending the pause on student loan payments, according to Ron Klain. Biden also will initiate his "100-Day Masking Challenge" with a mask mandate  on federal property and during interstate travel. Klain promised the president-elect would sign additional executive orders on climate change and health care access in the first week of the new administration.  "Much more will need to be done to fight COVID-19, build our economy back better, combat systemic racism and inequality, and address the existential threat of the climate crisis," Klain said in the statement. "But by February 1st, America will be moving in the right direction...
    When Joe Biden is sworn in outside the Capitol next Wednesday, he will begin to reshape the presidency of the United States itself. He will have his sights set on leading a divided nation grappling with a devastating pandemic following a revolt that sought to halt his rise to power. Biden campaigned on the rejection of President Donald Trump, a singular figure whose political power was fueled by discord and grievance. The Democrat framed his election as something to “heal the soul” of the country and repair the presidency, restoring the image of the White House as a symbol of stability and credibility. In ways small and large, Biden will seek to change the office he will soon occupy. No more provocative tweets. Biden, as institutionalist as Trump a troublemaker, will try to change the tone and priorities of the office. “It’s really about restoring dignity to the office, opting...
    President-elect Joe Biden will “hit the ground running” on his first day at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, signing a series of executive orders to address the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and roll back several initiatives from President Donald Trump’s administration. CNN’s Arlette Saenz reported on Biden’s plans in a segment with Wolf Blitzer, describing the roughly dozen orders he wants to sign on day one. Among the reversals of Trump policies: rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and revoking the ban on travel from certain predominately Muslim countries. “The President-Elect also administering what they’re calling a ‘100 day masking challenge’ and while the president-elect wants to promote mask wearing, he can’t exactly require it across the country, but where he can require it is in federal buildings and interstate travel,” said Saenz. Other executive orders focused on alleviating the economic troubles from the pandemic will include extending the pause on student loan payments and interest and the restrictions on evictions...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign roughly a dozen executive orders, including rejoining the Paris climate accord and ending the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, on his first day in office, according to a memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain.He'll also sign orders halting evictions and student loan payments during the coronavirus pandemic and issuing a mask mandate on all federal property in an effort to either roll back moves made by the Trump administration or advance policy in a way that was impossible in the current administration. One of Biden's most common campaign trail promises was to tackle an issue on his first day in office -- a pledge he usually made to either contrast himself with President Donald Trump or highlight just how important he believed an issue to be. These promises were made on everything from climate change to immigration to foreign policy, and...
    When Joe Biden is sworn in outside the Capitol next Wednesday, he will begin to reshape the presidency of the United States itself. He will have his sights set on leading a divided nation grappling with a devastating pandemic following a revolt that sought to halt his rise to power. Miami World / AP Biden campaigned on the rejection of President Donald Trump, a singular figure whose political power was fueled by discord and grievance. The Democrat framed his election as something to “heal the soul” of the country and repair the presidency, restoring the image of the White House as a symbol of stability and credibility. In ways small and large, Biden will seek to change the office he will soon occupy. No more provocative tweets. Biden, as institutionalist as Trump a troublemaker, will try to change the tone and priorities of the office. “It’s really about restoring dignity...
    DONALD Trump is plotting revenge against the ten Republicans who voted to impeach him as he faces a potential criminal probe in Georgia. The President reportedly was briefed by aides on Wednesday afternoon as he plans political punishment for the GOP members who sided with the Democrats. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news on the President... 3Donald Trump is facing a chaotic final few days in officeCredit: Reuters Meanwhile, it is reported prosecutors in Georgia are preparing to open a criminal investigation into Trump over his efforts to overturn the results from the 2020 election. Trump is facing a chaotic final few days in office ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20 after his efforts to secure himself a second term failed and appeared to end with the riot at the Capitol. Legal challenges against him are mounting after he spent months claiming...
    Katie Couric appears to have gone far beyond her days as a straight news journalist and taken a sharp turn to the left. On Friday night, the 64-year-old former co-anchor of NBC's "Today" show and later anchor of the "CBS Evening News" openly expressed disdain for President Trump and the Republican Party during an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." During the show's panel discussion segment, host Bill Maher kicked off a conversation on the GOP lawmakers who overwhelmingly backed the president in Wednesday's second impeachment vote. Couric, who is set to guest host on "Jeopardy!," had no problem putting on her partisan cap.  BILL MAHER DEFENDS TRUMP SUPPORTERS: LET'S NOT CONFUSE '5,000' CAPITOL RIOTERS WITH '74 MILLION' VOTERS "It is so shocking. ... Not only are they not conceding, Bill, but their thoughts -- that there might have been some collusion among members of Congress, some are refusing...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning just before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration to begin his post-presidential life in Florida. Refusing to abide by tradition and participate in the ceremonial transfer of power, Trump will instead hold his own departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland before his final flight aboard Air Force One. Officials are considering an elaborate send-off event reminiscent of the receptions he’s received during state visits abroad, complete with a red carpet, color guard, military band and even a 21-gun salute, according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement. Trump will become only the fourth president in history to boycott his successor’s inauguration. And while he has said he is now committed to a peaceful transition of power — after months of trying to delegitimize Biden’s victory with baseless...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden named pioneering geneticist Eric Lander as the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday, elevating the post to Cabinet-level status for first time. Lander, a Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who helped lead the Human Genome Project, will also serve in the role of presidential science adviser, Biden's team said. "Science will always be at the forefront of my administration — and these world-renowned scientists will ensure everything we do is grounded in science, facts and the truth," Biden said in a statement, which announced several personnel appointments to the White House science team. "Their trusted guidance will be essential as we come together to end this pandemic, bring our economy back and pursue new breakthroughs to improve the quality of life of all Americans," Biden said. Lander, 63, will succeed meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier, who was named director by...
    (CNN)On January 20, Joe Biden will be inaugurated the next President of the United States. But his Inauguration Day comes amid increased threats from extremists who falsely challenge the legitimacy of his election. As a result, the President-elect will no longer be taking Amtrak to Washington DC for his ceremony. An inauguration rehearsal scheduled for Sunday has been postponed. And the National Mall is closed through at least next Thursday. These security measures follow last week's violent insurrection against the Capitol. Even as the political fallout from the events of January 6 continues -- including Wednesday's historic vote by the House of Representatives to impeach Trump for a second time -- the sight of thousands of National Guard troops stationed inside the Capitol and across Washington DC points to the continued danger of violence facing the capital.Thomas Balcerski However, America has been here before. The country has faced insurrectionary threats...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we get closer to Inauguration Day, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Friday, Jan. 15Official: No 'direct evidence' of plot to kill at Capitol during siegeFederal prosecutors said there was "strong evidence" the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to "capture and assassinate elected officials," but the head of the investigation cautioned Friday that the probe is still in its early stages and there was no "direct evidence" of such intentions. The accusation came in a motion prosecutors filed late Thursday in Phoenix in the case against Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who took part in...
    President Donald Trump will leave Washington on Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida.  He will be sent off with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity because Trump's plans have not been formally announced. Officials are considering an elaborate event that would have the feel of a state visit, with a red carpet, color guard, military band and 21-gun salute all being discussed.  Trump has announced that he will not be attending Biden's inauguration — a break with tradition — after spending months making baseless allegations of voter fraud. Vice President Mike Pence will attend in his place.  Trump Says He Will Not Attend Biden’s Inauguration The U.S. president breaks tradition by not attending successor’s swearing-in that has traditionally signaled a peaceful transfer of power Trump will leave...
    More On: donald trump Feds charge rioter who wore gas mask, body armor at Capitol Trump planning payback for 10 Republicans who impeached him: report Cop wore MAGA hat as disguise at Capitol to save officers, trick rioters: report Officers doused with bear mace, feared for their lives during Capitol siege President Trump is planning to host a lavish goodbye ceremony next week on the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, according to a report Friday. Trump is reviewing plans for an event at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland that resembles a state visit, with supporters, a red carpet, color guard, military band and 21-gun salute all being discussed, The Associated Press reports. Trump will then board a plane usually identified as Air Force One for a trip to Palm Beach, Fla. The plane won’t have the special call sign if it departs after noon, when Trump’s term expires....
    Savannah Rychcik January 15, 2021 0 Comments Former FBI Director James Comey is advising officials to be careful when providing President Donald Trump with intelligence briefings after leaving office. Co-host of “The View” Ana Navarro asked Comey what needs to happen to keep Trump from receiving intelligence briefings. She suggested he could sell them to Russian President Vladimir Putin or North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “That is all controlled by the director of national intelligence who will have to take a very hard look at whether Donald Trump should be given information, including any information that might be sensitive to the security of the United States,” Comey said. He added, “The guy’s a lying demagogue who you can’t trust and so you’d want to be very, very careful about what you give him. I’m hoping he will have been stripped of the perks of a former president by...
    **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: GOP sours on Trump, but many cling to election hoax - Feds probe riot failures, prepare for more unrest - Many in Senate GOP look for way around impeachment - Biden taps team to solve vaccine struggle - Feathered follow up: Watch for pigeon fraud GOP SOURS ON TRUMP, BUT MANY CLING TO ELECTION HOAXPresident Trump’s post-election conduct, especially as it relates to the sacking of the Capitol, is driving down his support among Republicans.A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that Republican disapproval of Trump’s conduct has reached 20 percent, double what it was in the immediate wake of the election.More than half – 52 percent – of Republicans said that Trump bears at least some of the responsibility for the Capitol attack. One in five Republicans said Trump should be removed from office before the...
    This conversation marks a stark contrast to the relationship between Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden. Five days before the inauguration, the outgoing president has still not congratulated the Democrat on his electoral victory. Donald Trump will leave Washington on Wednesday morning, without attending Joe Biden’s swearing-in. He will fly to his club in Mar-a-Lago in Florida, where he intends to settle. Its vice-president Mike Pence must participate in this inauguration ceremony. The relations between MM. Trump and Pence have deteriorated considerably since the vice president confirmed Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November presidential election on January 6, in front of the two chambers united after the assault on Capitol Hill, which left five dead.
    Vice President Mike Pence called Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her victory and impending assumption of his office Friday, the Associated Press reported. Pence reportedly both congratulated Harris and offered his assistance in the transition process, something sitting vice presidents typically do immediately following Election Day. President Donald Trump has still not formally conceded the election to President-Elect Joe Biden, nor has he given Biden a call. Pence has grown increasingly distant from Trump since the president attempted to pressure him into rejecting the Electoral College certification of Biden’s victory, something Pence isn’t capable of doing under the Constitution. (RELATED: REPORT: VP Mike Pence, Not President Trump, Approved Deployment Of National Guard To Stop Mob In DC) Biden’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request to confirm the call. NEW: VP Mike Pence called VP-elect @KamalaHarris to congratulate her on Thursday per a Biden Transition...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is urging President-elect Joe Biden to follow through on providing $2,000 coronavirus relief checks to the American people following the reveal of his $1.9 trillion spending plan. Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion spending plan on Thursday evening, which he believes will speed up vaccine rollout and assist states, local governments, businesses, and individuals in the era of the Chinese coronavirus. However, while Democrats have overwhelmingly continued to call for $2,000 direct payments — a proposal President Trump initially backed — Biden’s proposal “falls short,” as Breitbart News detailed: Instead, it provides for what Breitbart News estimates would be around $320 billion in direct payments of $1,400 for most Americans. Biden’s aides say this amounts to the promised $2,000 when coupled with the $600 included in the aid bill President Donald Trump signed last year. Ocasio-Cortez, a far-left member of the “Squad,” indicated that such is not...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida.He will be sent off with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, according to a person familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity because Trump's plans have not been formally announced. Officials are considering an elaborate event that would have the feel of a state visit, with a red carpet, color guard, military band and 21-gun salute all being discussed.Trump had already announced that he would not be attending Biden's inauguration - an historical break with tradition - after spending months making baseless allegations of voter fraud in an attempt to delegitimize Biden's presidency. Vice President Mike Pence will attend in his place.Trump will leave Washington two weeks after he incited a violent insurrection, with his supporters storming the Capitol building in an...
    DONALD Trump is set to leave Washington DC on the morning of Joe Biden's inauguration and host a farewell event at Joint Base Andrews. The president is planning to leave the White House on January 20. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news on the President... 1U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House on travel to visit the U.S.-Mexico border Wall in Texas, in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueCredit: Reuters He was initially considering leaving the day prior, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. Trump will be leaving as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony takes place. The news comes just one day after Biden’s inauguration rehearsal has reportedly been postponed amid security fears - after FBI Director Chris Wray warned of "concerning chatter" online. Biden's Sunday run-through has been pushed back to Monday and...
    President Trump is expected to travel to his resort at Mar-a-Lago in Florida the morning of Jan. 20 – the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration – where he is expected to reside after his presidency, Fox News has learned. No official announcements have been made, but Fox News has learned that Trump’s tentative plan is to depart the White House that morning and travel to his Palm Beach resort. Fox News has learned that the president is also expected to bring a number of staff members with him, including personal assistant Nick Luna; Cassidy Luna, his wife and a deputy assistant to the president; Molly Michael, who currently serves as Oval Office operations coordinator; Cassidy Hutchinson, the director of Legislative Affairs; and press aide Margo Martin. BIDEN SAYS US 'CANNOT AFFORD GAPS IN NATIONAL SECURITY LEADERSHIP,' URGES SENATE TO CONFIRM NOMINEES The president announced last week that he would not attend Biden’s inauguration, in an...
    President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S. senators serving not only as jurors but as shaken personal witnesses and victims of the deadly siege of the Capitol by a mob. Trump is the only president to be twice impeached, and the first to be prosecuted as he leaves the White House, an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure. In pursuing conviction, House impeachment managers said Thursday they will be making the case that Trump’s incendiary rhetoric hours before the bloody attack on the Capitol was not isolated, but rather part of an escalating campaign to overturn the November election results. It culminated, they will argue, in the Republican presidents rally cry to “fight like hell” as Congress was tallying the Electoral College votes to confirm hed lost to Democrat Joe Biden. The trial could begin shortly after Biden takes...
    The director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, has reported this Thursday of the arrest of more than one hundred people suspected of participating in the assault on the Capitol last week, in which a mob of fans of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, stormed the headquarters of the Legislative Power in Washington. “Our stance is aggressive and will remain so during the inauguration. “, Wray has emphasized in relation to the close inauguration of president-elect, Joe Biden, on January 20, during a press conference held this Thursday in which the vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, was present. “In that regard, we and our partners have arrested more than a hundred people for their criminal activities in the siege of the Capitol last week and we will continue with countless other activities related to these investigations“, he pointed out. Wray, whose low profile after the...
    Donald Trump starts the moving the White House, after choosing Joe Biden as the new president of the United States. The image of a moving truck has gone viral on social networks. Various users celebrate the move and they define it as the beginning of the departure of Donald Trump from the seat of the Presidency. The photograph shows how a group of workers unload several sticks with empty boxes at one of the entrances to the White House. Some of them have expressed phrases like “We have waited four years to see this” or “It’s happening!”. Most of the comments celebrate the imminent departure of Trump and his family. They are expected to move to Florida. Although, as reported by the State Department, Donald Trump will spend his stay at the Blair House until the last night before, that of January 19. The...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration Day, with U.S. senators serving not only as jurors but as shaken personal witnesses and victims of the deadly siege of the Capitol by a mob of his supporters. Trump is the only president to be twice impeached, and the first to be prosecuted as he leaves the White House, an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure. In pursuing conviction, House impeachment managers said Thursday they will be making the case that Trump’s incendiary rhetoric hours before the bloody attack on the Capitol was not isolated, but rather part of an escalating campaign to overturn the November election results. It culminated, they will argue, in the Republican president’s rally cry to “fight like hell” as Congress was tallying the Electoral College votes to confirm he’d lost to Democrat Joe Biden. The trial...
    President-elect Joe Biden stuck to his policy agenda rather than get distracted by impeachment politics through his unveiling of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus proposal on Thursday. During a 25-minute prime-time address, Biden strove to go beyond the nut-and-bolts of his "American Rescue Plan" by conveying empathy for the hardships many people across the country are feeling during the pandemic. "We didn't get into all this overnight. We won't get out of it overnight, and we can't do it as a separated and divided nation. The only way we can do it is to come together," he said in Delaware. Touting his inauguration on Wednesday as the start of "a new chapter," Biden warned his new administration would likely make mistakes. "There will be stumbles. But I will always be honest with you about both the progress we're making and what setbacks we meet," he said. Biden's transition team...
    President-elect Joe Biden will address the nation at around 7:15 p.m. EST on Thursday night to discuss the raging Covid-19 pandemic and sluggish vaccine distribution, as well as a reported $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill to combat the continuing economic crisis. Watch the address above, via PBS NewsHour.     Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota says it’s closely monitoring security around the Twin Cities campus following reports of potential unrest surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. In a statement to students, faculty and staff, administrators said the university will have a close eye on a security in the coming days, sending out alerts should concerns arise. Officials urged students and staff to remain alert to their surroundings and stay safe. The heightened concerns stem from last week’s deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol Building, when a group of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the building as Biden’s election win was being certified. Earlier this week, the FBI warned that armed protests were being planned at state capitol buildings across the country leading up to Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Minnesota was specifically listed in the warning due to recent activity involving the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate. Democrats hoping to avoid interrupting Biden’s inauguration have suggested holding back until the new president has a chance to get his administration going. What is clear is that the trial will be unlike any other in the nation’s history, the first for a president no longer in office. And, politically, it will force a reckoning among some Republicans who have stood by Trump throughout his presidency and largely allowed him to spread false attacks against the integrity of the 2020 election. “The only path to any reunification of this broken...
    THE entire National Mall will be closed amid extraordinary security measures on Joe Biden's inauguration day, reports claim. Sources told the Washington Post that only media and security personnel will be allowed on the lawns where huge crows traditionally watch the new president taking his oath of office. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news on the President... 11The National Mall in Washington DC is to be closed on Inauguration Day, security sources saidCredit: Getty Images - Getty 11A huge security operation under way to protect the US Capitol todayCredit: Reuters More than 20,000 National Guard troops are being deployed in Washington DC to guard against feared extremist attacks following the Capitol riot last week. The Secret Service has warned of "mass armed protests" leading up to the inauguration on January 20. And security officials are said to be preparing for the threat of homemade IED...
    Supporters of President Donald Trump who harassed Senators Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham in separate incidents have been placed on Delta Airlines’ no-fly list. In the Before Time that was last Tuesday, Romney was accosted at an airport by a persistent Trump fan who lambasted him while filming the incident, and was greeted on the plane by a crowd of Trump fans chanting “Traitor!” Romney was targeted because of his expressed intent to allow the pro forma certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Two days after that formality was interrupted by Trump insurrectionists who engaged in deadly violence at the Capitol, Graham was mobbed by Trump supporters, chanting “Traitor!” as well. At the tail end of an interview with Reuters, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said that passengers involved in those incidents have been banned from flying with the airline: Turning to disruption on recent U.S....
    On the opening day of Virginia’s legislative session, House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, removed three Republicans from their committee roles because they sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence urging him to nullify the commonwealth’s presidential election results. Although President-elect Joe Biden won the state’s official tally by more than 10 percentage points (54.4% to President Donald Trump’s 44.2%), the three Republican delegates claimed the General Assembly’s changes to voting laws increased opportunities for massive voter fraud. Dels. David LaRock, R-Hamilton; Mark Cole, R-Fredericksburg; and Ronnie Campbell, R-Fairfield, lost one committee assignment each. LaRock was removed from the Transportation Committee, Cole from the Privileges and Elections Committee and Campbell from the Courts of Justice Committee. The Democratic-controlled General Assembly passed laws last year to remove the photo identification requirement for voting and loosen the rules surrounding mail-in ballots. In their letter, the delegates urged Pence...
    Savannah Rychcik January 14, 2021 0 Comments President-elect Joe Biden is calling on the Senate to hold impeachment proceedings while tackling other issues currently facing the nation. “Today, the members of the House of Representatives exercised the power granted to them under our Constitution and voted to impeach and hold the president accountable. It was a bipartisan vote cast by members who followed the Constitution and their conscience. The process continues to the Senate,” Biden wrote in a statement on Wednesday. He added, “The nation also remains in the grip of a deadly virus and a reeling economy. I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation.” NEW: Pres.-elect Biden releases statement on impeachment of Pres. Trump: "I hope that the Senate leadership will find a...
    Hours after President Trump was impeached for the second time, his successor Joe Biden said after the vote that he hoped the Senate will be able to juggle its role in the process along with its other pressing responsibilities. “Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House voted to impeach and hold President Trump accountable. Now, the process continues to the Senate—and I hope they’ll deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation,” the president-elect said in a tweet. Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives, with a handful of Republicans joining Democrats to blame the outgoing commander-in-chief for sparking last week’s siege at the US Capitol. The measure reached 217 “yea” votes shortly after 4:20 p.m. to make Trump the only president to be impeached twice. The final vote was 232-197, with 10 Republicans crossing party lines...
    Influential Arkansas senator Tom Cotton has said that he is against impeaching Donald Trump, arguing that the president cannot be impeached when he leaves office. Cotton, a conservative hardliner and possible contender for the White House in 2024, issued a statement on Wednesday, after the House voted to impeach Trump for the second time. The decision will now move to the Senate, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, said earlier on Wednesday that their trial of the president will not begin until after the Senate returns from a recess scheduled to end on January 19. Tom Cotton on Wednesday night announced he was not in favor of impeaching Trump Cotton, being sworn in to the new session of Congress on January 3, said the Founding Fathers did not permit impeachment of private citizens - which Trump will be on January 21 The soonest the trial...
    “I hope the Senate will find a way to manage their constitutional responsibilities regarding the impeachment trial, while conducting the urgent affairs of the nation,” he said in a statement after the indictment of Donald Trump . Among the priorities cited by Joe Biden: the confirmation of the members of his cabinet, the revival of the American economy, and the continuation of the vaccine distribution plan against Covid-19. “This nation remains under the threat of a deadly virus and a faltering economy,” warned the future president. Janet Yellen auditioned on January 19 in the Senate, for her confirmation to the Treasury Janet Yellen, chosen by Joe Biden to become future Secretary of the Treasury, will be heard next Tuesday by the Senate, which will then decide on her appointment. The hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m., according to the online schedule of the upper house of Congress. President-elect...
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., urged Joe Biden to push back against his fellow Democrats impeachment effort of President Donald Trump, saying in a series of Twitter posts, if he truly wants "unity," he should instruct them to drop the matter. "It is now time for President-elect Biden to rise to the occasion and instruct his party to call off post-presidential impeachment proceedings," Graham wrote in one of about a half-dozen posts. Biden has repeatedly called for unity and announced the theme of his inauguration will be "America United," a ploy some, such as television host Megyn Kelly, have called cynical and hypocritical. Graham pointed to the fact impeachment is merely a tool to remove someone from office, which will have occurred by the time the Senate will be able to commence any trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he would not recall the Senate into a special...
    President-Elect Joe Biden commented on President Donald Trump’s second impeachment Wednesday, saying he hopes the Senate trial doesn’t get in the way of his administration’s priorities. House Democrats and many Republicans voted to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection” on Wednesday, and Biden echoed the language of that charge in his statement. He has been hesitant to fully endorse an impeachment process, however, and said on Jan 8 that impeachment was “a decision for Congress.” “Last week, we saw an unprecedented assault on our democracy,” Biden said in a Wednesday statement. “It was carried out by political extremists and domestic terrorists, who were incited to this violence by President Trump. It was an armed insurrection against the United States of America. And those responsible must be held accountable.” (RELATED: Trump Says He Was ‘Outraged’ By Supporters Storming Capitol, Is Now Focused On ‘Smooth’ Transition Of Power | The Daily Caller)...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday urged the Senate to conduct the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump while simultaneously working on other critical issues, indicating a desire to settle the proceedings against Trump that are likely to remain unresolved when Biden takes office.While he said in a statement Wednesday that the House's vote "to impeach and hold the president accountable" was "a bipartisan vote cast by members who followed the Constitution and their conscience," Biden wants to hit the ground running on a broad spectrum of economic and public health initiatives when he takes office next week. He said the Senate needs to be able to follow through on Trump's impeachment trial while working on his agenda.Biden Transition Biden pushes to prevent impeachment from upending his agenda Mayor urges people to avoid DC as Secret Service begins inauguration prep early At the 11th hour, Trump hands Biden a whole...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/CBS News) — The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol that left five people dead, cementing his place in history as the only president to be impeached twice in a bipartisan rebuke that was approved with unprecedented speed. The final vote was 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans joining all 222 Democrats in supporting a single article of impeachment charging the president with “incitement of insurrection.” None of those 10 Republicans came from Minnesota’s congressional delegation. All four GOP Reps. — Tom Emmer, Michelle Fischbach, Jim Hagedorn, and Pete Stauber — voted down the House resolution to impeach Trump. All four Democratic Reps. from Minnesota — Angie Craig, Ilhan Omar, Betty McCollum, and Dean Phillips — voted in support of impeaching the president. “It is deeply disturbing that Minnesota’s Republican congressional delegation chose their political party over their country, their...
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time, the House planning the unprecedented vote one week after he encouraged a mob of loyalists to "fight like hell" against election results and the U.S. Capitol became the target of a deadly siege.While the first impeachment of Trump last year brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and other lawmakers are breaking with the party to join Democrats on Wednesday, unwilling to put American decency and democracy at further risk, even with days remaining in the president's term.The stunning collapse of Trump's final days in office, against alarming warnings of more violence ahead by his followers, leaves the nation at an uneasy and unfamiliar juncture before Democrat Joe Biden is inaugurated Jan. 20."If inviting a mob to insurrection against your own government is not an impeachable event,...
    By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK, JONATHAN LEMIRE and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was on the verge of being impeached for a second time just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Voting on an article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” was underway Wednesday afternoon. During debate before the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Republicans and Democrats to “search their souls.. Trump would be the first American president to be impeached twice. Trump “must go,” Pelosi said. “He is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love.” Actual removal seems unlikely before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican leader would not agree to bring the chamber back immediately, all but ensuring...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 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.In an interview with Univision on Tuesday night, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris teased a few details of the Biden administration’s immigration plans, which, with Democrats now in control of Congress, will be proposed “as our first order of business.”  Harris told anchor Ilia Calderón that the plan will include “creating a pathway for people to earn citizenship,” though she didn’t specify how. She said that part of their approach will be to shorten the amount of time it takes to obtain green cards and citizenship.  President-elect Joe Biden said last week that he would introduce an immigration bill soon after taking office, but until Harris’ interview, little was known about the plan. These vague details are the first steps in what immigrant rights...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) offered some scathing criticism of President Donald Trump, saying directly that he “bears responsibility” for last week’s attack on the Capitol, but still says that he will vote against impeachment. “Last week’s violent attack on the capitol was undemocratic, un-American, and criminal,” McCarthy began. “Violence is never a legitimate form of protest. Freedom of speech and assembly under the constitution is rooted in nonviolence. Yet, the violent mob that descended upon this body was neither peaceful, nor democratic. It acted to disrupt congress’ constitutional responsibility.” Denouncing the “mob law” that “tried to interfere with constitutional law,” McCarthy also shot down the efforts to blame antifa for the violence: “There is absolutely no evidence of that. And conservatives should be the first to say so.” Still, McCarthy stated that he believed that impeaching Trump “in such a short time frame would be a mistake,” because “no investigations have been completed,” “no trials have been held,” and the Senate will not...
     JOE Biden will become the 46th president of the US on January 20, 2021. He will succeed Donald Trump as leader of the country. Read our Donald Trump live blog for the very latest news on the President... 4President-elect Joe BidenCredit: AFP or licensors What time is the inauguration of Joe Biden? It is believed that the inauguration will take place at about 11:30 am on January 20, 2021. Where will the inauguration take place? The inauguration will take place outside the Capitol and will be held on the same risers in the same spot where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. The inauguration is designated as a “national special security event," which clears the way for communication, funding and preparation between multiple agencies. Other such events are the State of the Union, the Super Bowl, and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. 4The inauguration will be held outside...
    Loading the player... President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. “We are debating this historic measure at a crime scene,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. Security was exceptionally tight Wednesday, shocking images of National Guard troops massed at the iconic Capitol, with secure perimeters around the complex and metal-detector screenings required for lawmakers entering the House chamber. Read More: NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection While Trump’s first impeachment in 2019 brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and lawmakers are breaking with the party to join Democrats, saying Trump violated his oath to protect and defend U.S. democracy. The stunning collapse of Trump’s...
    Actress Kirstie Alley sounded off on Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's drastic shift away from lockdowns during the pandemic. As part of his annual State of the State address, Cuomo raised eyebrows on Monday for denouncing the economic restrictions that his own administration put into place in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  "We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass," Cuomo said. "The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely." CRITICS MOCK NY GOV. CUOMO'S SUDDEN DENUNCIATION OF LOCKDOWNS, SUGGEST TRUMP HACKED HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT On Tuesday, the former "Cheers" star took aim at the Democratic governor over the timing of his sudden change of heart.  "Thank God Cuomo is opening up New York!!!.....and JUST IN TIME for Biden’s inauguration .....it’s like a Covid miracle ...ish," Alley wrote.  Alley also mocked...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we get closer to Inauguration Day, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Tuesday, Jan. 12House Republicans Liz Cheney, John Katko say they will back impeachment of TrumpRepublican Rep. Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The Wyoming congresswoman, the No. 3 Republican in the House, said in a statement late Tuesday that Trump "summoned" the mob that attacked the Capitol last week, "assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack." She says, "Everything that followed was his doing."Cheney's comments came after Rep. John Katko of New York became the first House Republican to back...
    There was an angry clash at the House Rules Committee Tuesday as Democratic members tried to get Republican Jim Jordan to denounce the claim that Joe Biden didn't fairly win the election following a Capitol riot that endangered lawmakers and resulted in the death of a Capitol Police officer. Rules Chairman Rep. Jim McGovern repeatedly put Jordan in the hot seat by asking him to state that Biden won the election 'fair and square.' It was something Jordan was unwilling to do, even as lawmakers in both parties reacted in horror to the riot that occurred steps away from the Capitol hearing room.   'Mr. Jordan, this isn't a both sides issue,' McGovern told Jordan after he expressed opposition to a House Democratic impeachment resolution being considered. 'Of course I understand Joe Biden won,' Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio said, without being willing to say it was done fairly Then he...
    Vice President Pence on Tuesday assured governors there would be a smooth transition into the Biden administration during his final conference call with state leaders as head of the coronavirus task force. Pence acknowledged to governors – more than two months after President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol Police confirm investigation into some officers' behavior during riot GOP lawmakers told Trump takes some responsibility for Capitol riot Director of Army Staff disputes Capitol Police chief account of National Guard deployment MORE was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election – that the Trump administration was coming to an end.  The vice president called it one of the greatest honors of his life to play "some small role" in managing the pandemic response, according to a source on the call, and promised he was committed to a "seamless transition."  A member of Biden's own coronavirus task force was included on Tuesday's call, an administration official said. The comments come as...
    (CBS4)– A confrontation broke out between Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter and Rep. Jim Jordan during a House meeting on Tuesday. The representatives met to consider a resolution calling for President Trump’s ouster through the 25th Amendment. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (credit: CBS) During the meeting, in which members joined by video conference from what appeared to be their offices, Rep. Perlmutter, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, took on Jordan, a Republican who represents Ohio’s 4th Congressional District. CBSNews tweeted the video of their confrontation. "Please, we are trying to bring this nation back together": Confrontation breaks out in House Rules Committee hearing as Rep. Jim Jordan continues suggesting parts of the election should be investigated, and initially declines to answer if Biden won fairly https://t.co/fOyKRem7Wc pic.twitter.com/WMTMPPfL9n — CBS News (@CBSNews) January 12, 2021 It seemed that Perlmutter was upset over Jordan’s refusal to acknowledge that President-elect Joe...
    Former Republican National Committee spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington not only doesn’t believe that President Donald Trump incited a violent insurrection last week, but on Tuesday she claimed that, actually, the “real insurrection” was President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory. During a Tuesday morning appearance on the stridently pro-Trump cable news channel Newsmax, first spotted by Media Matters, Harrington parroted the emerging conservative talking point that impeaching Trump for inciting a seditious mob would further inflame Trump supporters and potentially plummet the country into violence. “They don’t want unity. They want uniformity,” she fumed. “That’s been the goal. They want one-party rule. That’s what they’re trying to do.” After grumbling about corporations distancing themselves from Trump and other Republicans that relentlessly pushed false claims about the election, complaining that “this is not American” before seemingly urging MAGA insurgents to continue to fight for Trump’s presidency. “And if I could just say one more...
    Senators will be briefed about inauguration security in the wake of last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol. Incoming Majority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerMichigan GOP lawmaker says he's 'strongly considering' impeachment Senate Democrats demand Trump address COVID-19 vaccine distribution Pelosi acknowledges criticism from Ocasio-Cortez, younger members: 'I'm not dismissing her' MORE (D-N.Y.) notified lawmakers of an all-senators briefing on Tuesday, a Senate source told The Hill. The Secret Service, the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will brief senators, the source added. The briefing comes almost a week after a mob of President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse GOP leader tells members to quit spreading lies on riot, antifa DC attorney general says Trump Organization improperly paid K bill incurred during inauguration 70K QAnon Twitter accounts suspended in the wake of Capitol riot MORE's supporters stormed the Capitol as Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote, forcing lawmakers to go into lockdown and resulting in the...
    Big Tech censorship of President Trump and conservatives needs to be addressed now, or soon everyone will be silenced, Dave Rubin warned Tuesday. "So when Joe Biden or Kamala Harris says they want healing, well, it'll be pretty easy for the country to heal when there's no political opposition," the "Don't Burn This Book" author told "Fox & Friends." TUCKER CARLSON: BIG BUSINESS, BIG TECH AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE FULLY ALIGNED AND READY TO CRUSH DISSENT "That's really where we're at, at the moment," the host of "The Report Report" said. Vice President-elect Harris called on Twitter to suspend President Trump's account during a CNN primary debate in 2019. Video"He and his account should be taken down," Harris said at the time, which became a reality days before she and Biden take office. Rubin said the political establishment has aligned with Big Tech causing "massive issues" even with competition, like...