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    Vernon Jordan, activist and former Clinton advisor, dies at 85 Biden Sanctions Putin’s Inner Circle for Navalny Imprisonment © Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGN America John Legend is joking about how his wife's behavior changed after an important person unfollowed her on Twitter. The 42-year-old singer appeared on Monday's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and revealed how Chrissy Teigen reacted after President Joe Biden unfollowed on Twitter at her request. The 35-year-old model had first asked the new president to follow her on the platform since she was blocked when it was President Donald Trump's account, but quickly changed course. "Chrissy prompted him to [follow her] because she said the last president blocked her, and wouldn't it be so cool if Joe Biden actually followed her. Not just not blocked her, but actually followed her," Legend, who performed at Biden's inauguration, explained. "He did it." "She regretted that decision because every tweet she...
    President Joe Biden returned to the White House around noon Monday after spending a weekend in his adopted hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.  Biden's only public appearance was a visit to his church, St. Joseph on the Brandywine, attending Sunday morning mass with grandchildren Hunter and Natalie, the children of his late son Beau.  The president returns to Washington, D.C. as the Senate picks up his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package sans the $15-an-hour minimum wage bump that the Senate parliamentarian ruled couldn't be passed through the body's reconciliation rules. President Joe Biden returned to Washington, D.C. around lunchtime Monday after spending a quiet weekend in Wilmington, Delaware where he took two of his grandkids to church  The president made a solo return to Washington Monday as the Senate takes up his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after the House passed the package in the early hours of Saturday...
    President Joe Biden visited Houston, Texas, on Friday to witness the aftermath of a series of winter storms that crippled the state for several days. “Our prayers are with you in the aftermath of this winter storm,” Biden said, vowing that the federal government would act as “true partners” in their recovery. Millions of people in the state lost power for days, and water pipes burst in the freezing temperatures. “We’re in for the long haul,” Biden promised, citing the federal aid that he would make available. Biden traveled to Houston with First Lady Jill Biden to visit with local leaders, Congressional Democrats, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and Texas Sen. John Cornyn as well as volunteers in the recovery effort. “We’re not here today as Democrats or Republicans, we’re here today as Americans,” he said. US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visit a FEMA Covid-19 vaccination facility...
    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden took their first joint trip on the large 747 aircraft as they headed to Texas to tour areas impacted by a deadly winter storm. The first couple also plan to use the trip to once again urge Americans to get coronavirus vaccines, now that 50 million shots have already been delivered, with plans to visit a community vaccination site in Houston/ The president opted for a casual Friday outfit, sporting an open collar and loafers, while ditching the pinstripes that he has sported for power meetings in the Oval Office.  The first lady, who has traveled with the president aboard a smaller aircraft that also serves as Air Force One, wore a green Veronica Beard blazer that retails for $650. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on February 26, 2021...
    JILL Biden said she "felt like a failure" after her divorce, but claims she met Joe after the split, despite claims of cheating from her first husband. The first lady made the comments on The Kelly Clarkson Show on Thursday, her first solo interview since her husband was sworn into office. 4Jill Biden made the comments during an interview with Kelly ClarksonCredit: NBC 4The Bidens have been married since 1977Credit: Reuters Jill's ex husband, Bill Stevenson, whom she was married to from 1970 to 1975, claims that they split up because Jill began an affair with the now-president. However, Jill, 69, hasn't responded to those allegations, and maintained that she struck up a romance with the president after going through a difficult divorce. "It took me a long time, it took me at least a year to get on my feet again," Jill said of the divorce during the interview...
    Nearly three dozen Democratic lawmakers have signed on to a letter that asks President Joe Biden to give up his sole authority to launch a nuclear strike.  'Vesting one person with this authority entails real risks,' reads the letter, according to Politico and Fox News, which was written by California Democratic Rep. Jimmy Panetta. 'Past presidents have threatened to attack other countries with nuclear weapons or exhibited behavior that caused other officials to express concern about the president's judgment.'   One such president, was former President Donald Trump, whose mental state concerned lawmakers especially in the wake of the January 6 insurrection, which happened after weeks of Trump refusing to concede he lost the election to Biden.  Nearly three dozen Democratic lawmakers wrote a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to give up his sole authority to launch a nuclear strike, stemming from concerns lawmakers had about President Donald...
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    President Biden speaking – SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images US President Joe Biden is planning a package of sanctions to target Russia after the poisoning and imprisonment of Alexei Navalny and a cyber attack which targeted Government agencies. In a move expected to be coordinated with European leaders, President Biden will be taking Russia to task over its human rights record just weeks into his presidency. A senior administration official told Politico: “We are considering available policy options. “Suffice it to say, we won’t stand by idly in the face of these human rights abuses.” Alexei Navalny, a vocal critic of Vladimir Putin was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok and flown to Germany for treatment. He recovered and returned to his homeland, supported by thousands of people, but was promptly arrested and thrown in jail. Last month, Mr Biden challenged Vladimir Putin over the poisoning of...
    Lina Hidalgo, the elected official for Harris County, which is part of the Houston area, said Friday that local authorities have reported 10 deaths from hypothermia. The wave of polar cold freezes pipes in the US with temperatures of -18 ° C The Biden administration’s measure opens up federal funding for affected individuals and includes assistance for temporary shelters, home repairs and low-cost loans. Biden is also considering visiting Texas to oversee the federal response to this first crisis in its wake since he took office a month ago. The White House is working closely with the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, a Republican who initially did not acknowledge the Republican president’s election victory in November. Abbott thanked the president for declaring a state of disaster in the area, saying in a statement this is “an important first step.” But he added that individual...
    President Joe Biden approved Friday evening a declaration of a major disaster in the state of Texas after a series of winter storms damaged critical infrastructure. The new disaster declaration for Texas allows federal funding to assist affected areas, including grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to help cover uninsured property losses, according to the White House. Dozens of Texans have died after several days of winter weather crippled the power grid, burst water pipes, and left residents freezing in their homes. The president ramped up his response to the disaster in Texas in recent days after remaining publicly silent about the crisis for several days. On Thursday, Biden shared three social media posts addressing the crisis, six days after it began. On Friday, Biden told reporters that he was “a president of all Americans” and would visit Texas in the upcoming days if he could do...
    President Joe Biden walks with Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO, right, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, second from right, and Jeff Zients, White House coronavirus response coordinator, as he tours of a Pfizer manufacturing site, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Portage, Mich.Evan Vucci | AP President Joe Biden said Friday that once the coronavirus pandemic has been defeated, his administration will target another deadly disease: Cancer. "I want you to know that, once we beat Covid, we're going to do everything we can to end cancer as we know it," Biden said in a speech after touring Pfizer's massive coronavirus vaccine manufacturing site in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the National Center for Health Statistics, with nearly 600,000 people dying of cancer in 2019. Almost 1.9 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, American Cancer Society researchers estimate....
    FORMER President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his successor Joe Biden was lying or “mentally gone” for claiming there were no coronavirus vaccines when he entered the White House. Trump broke his silence in an interview with Newsmax, bashing President Biden’s remarks in a CNN town hall the night before. 5Ex-President Donald Trump said President Joe Biden was lying or 'mentally gone' for saying there were not coronavirus vaccines when he entered the White HouseCredit: AFP or licensors During the town hall in Milwaukee, Biden said: “It's one thing to have the vaccine - which we didn't have when we came into office - but a vaccinator: How do you get the vaccine into someone's arm?” Trump, among other critics, slammed Biden and noted that coronavirus vaccines were available since mid-December.  “We were giving millions of shots, millions of doses,” Trump told Newsmax host Greg Kelly over the phone. “So...
    President Joe Biden finally called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, 28 days after his inauguration. Netanyahu’s office broke the news of the call on Twitter, posting a photo of the prime minister smiling on the phone. “The conversation was very warm and friendly and continued for approximately one hour,” the prime minister’s office wrote on Twitter. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke this evening with US President @JoeBiden. The conversation was very warm and friendly and continued for approximately one hour. pic.twitter.com/AF3x6aTM36 — PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) February 17, 2021 Netanyahu discussed the future of the Abraham peace accords with Biden as well as the threat posed by Iran in the region, according to the prime minister’s office. “The two leaders noted their longstanding personal connection and said they would work together to continue strengthening the steadfast alliance between Israel and the US,” the statement concluded. Biden’s delay in...
    President Joe Biden claimed Tuesday he will break 100 million COVID vaccine shots in 100 days after he was criticized for setting a low ball target.  'Before I took office, I set a big goal of administering 100 million shots in the first 100 days. With the progress we're making I believe we'll not only reach that, we'll break it,' Biden wrote on Twitter.  Biden has longed talked about 100 million shots in the arm in his first 100 days as president.  But some experts have called his goal conservative. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who serves as chief medical adviser to the president, has predicted that any American who wants the vaccine will have access to it by spring. 'By the time we get to April, that will be what I would call, for better wording, 'open season,' Fauci said last week on NBC's 'Today Show.' 'Namely, virtually everybody and anybody in any...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, 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.Monday, Feb. 15Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riotHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Congress will establish an independent, Sept. 11-style commission to look into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol. Pelosi said the commission will "investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex ... and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power."Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittalDonald Trump took...
    President Joe Biden on Monday wrapped up his visit to Camp David with wife Jill and other family members, after spending the weekend celebrating Valentine's Day and playing Mario Kart. The president and first lady hopped a short, 28-minute flight from Hagerstown, Maryland, to Joint Base Andrews after spending the long holiday weekend at the presidential retreat in the hills of Catoctin Mountain Park, in Frederick County, Maryland.  President Joe Biden decked out in presidential gear - Air Force One aviator jacket with his name on it and a Camp David cap Biden was decked out in presidential gear for the trip, wearing a brown aviator jacket with the Air Force One Seal on one side and a name plate reading 'Joe Biden Commander in Chief' on the other.  He also wore a hat given to him by his grandchildren. The front side of the brown baseball cap says 'Presidential...
    Joe Biden has called Jill the 'love of his life' in a soppy Valentine's Day tweet after spending Presidents' Day weekend playing Mario Kart with his grandchildren at Camp David. The 78-year-old posted a picture of himself with his arms around his wife at last month's inauguration, writing: 'The love of my life and the life of my love. Happy Valentine's Day, Jilly.' The couple, who have been married for 44 years, spent the holiday weekend at the president's country retreat in Maryland, to 'just hang out with the family and do what we always do,' Biden told reporters. His granddaughter Naomi, one of Hunter's children, posted several pictures on social media, including Biden wearing a new baseball cap and playing Mario Kart. 'We bought him some swag since it's Presidents' Day weekend and he's "literally" President,' the 26-year-old law graduate wrote on Twitter.   She also posted a clip to...
    LTheir first exchange was eagerly awaited: US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping began their relationship with a marathon phone call in which each marked their territory. “Yesterday (Wednesday) evening, I spent two hours on the phone without interruption with Xi Jinping,” said the new tenant of the White House from the Oval Office on Thursday, showing his willingness to be firm against Beijing. “If we do nothing, they will crush us,” he added, at the end of this unusually long exchange between the leaders of the two leading world powers. “Act with caution” Hong Kong, Taiwan, Uyghur Muslim minority: according to the report of the US executive, Joe Biden was much sharper than Donald Trump on the sensitive issues of the moment, expressing his “deep concerns” on the issue of rights humans. And, unsurprisingly, the response from the strongman in Beijing has been firm....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, 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, Feb. 9Trump's 2nd impeachment trial opens with jarring video of Capitol siege; Senate agrees to proceedDonald Trump's historic second impeachment trial opened Tuesday with graphic video showing the former president whipping up a rally crowd to march to the Capitol and "fight like hell" against his reelection defeat, followed by images of the deadly attack on Congress that came soon after.In an early test of the former president's defense, Trump's team lost a crucial bid to halt the trial on constitutional grounds. Senators confirmed, 56-44,...
    President Joe Biden will continue his strategy Tuesday of making a public display of his focus on the coronavirus – rather than the historic impeachment trial set to consume political Washington. The second impeachment of President Donald Trump on a charge of 'incitement of insurrection' begins in earnest Tuesday, as Democratic managers clash with the president's team over whether it is constitutional to try a former president. Biden, though, will be publicly showing his determination to boost the economy despite the pandemic that continues to ravage the nation. He will be joined by business leaders and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, at an event that kicks off less than an hour before the trial starts.  President Joe Biden will meet with business leaders and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Tuesday just as the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump begins in earnest 'In the afternoon, the President, the Vice President, and...
    JOE Biden is sending B-1 nuke bombers to Russia's dorrstep in a powerful message to Vladimir Putin. Four B-1s and 200 Americans stationed at Dyess Air Force in Texas are being deployed to Orland Air Base in Norway. One of the B-1B Lancer Bombers 5US President Joe Biden in deploying B-1 bombers to NorwayCredit: Reuters The base puts the US Air force on the edge of Russian airspace and around 1,379 miles from Moscow. Within the next three weeks, missions are expected to begin in the Arctic Circle and in international airspace off northwestern Russia. Until now US missions over the Arctic had been staged out of the UK. The move to Norway shows the US wil be to react quickly in case of Russian aggression. Norway deployment has been in the works for some time as bomber missions take weeks to plan, reports CNN. President Biden has...
    Brittney Hayes, pictured, was told by Biden that she 'looks like a freshman' President Joe Biden has been called 'creepy' after he was seen telling a nurse running a vaccine site that she 'looks like a freshman.' The president has been accused of attempting to flirt with the young nurse during a public video conference call with health care workers in Glendale, Arizona. During the video conference, health care workers provided Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with a virtual tour of the State Farm Stadium vaccination site. Nurse Brittney Hayes had just finished describing the process for residents to get the Pfizer vaccine and how it is being called a 'dose of hope' when the president made his comments. 'Are you a freshman at the university?' Biden asked, possibly referring to the nearby Arizona State University in Tempe. Hayes, whose face was obscured by a mask, laughs as she...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has gone into quarantine after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Monday. The staff member is an agent on Buttigieg’s security detail and had contact with him on Monday, his chief of staff, Laura Schiller, told ABC News. Buttigieg was confirmed as President Joe Biden’s transportation secretary only on Tuesday. Buttigieg will quarantine for 14 days. (RELATED: House Republicans Say Pelosi Broke Her Own Rules And Bypassed Metal Detectors, Demand She Be Fined) “Secretary Buttigieg will take all necessary steps to ensure there is no spread, including quarantining for a period of 14 days and will continue to follow all other CDC guidelines,” Schiller said in a statement. WESTERVILLE, OHIO – OCTOBER 15: South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden shake hands after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in...
    Democrat President Joe Biden lost again Sunday night when his pick for whom he would want to receive a pass from, Chiefs’ Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, lost the Super Bowl to the Buccaneers’ Tom Brady in a blowout in Tampa. In a pre-Super Bowl interview with Norah O’Donnell of CBS News, Biden — the just-inaugurated 46th president of the United States — said he once dreamed of playing professional football. “I had wild dreams,” Biden said. “They weren’t to be president; they were to be a flanker-back in the NFL.” Biden declined to say who he wanted to win the game but did say he would rather catch passes from Mahomes than Brady. “Obviously, Brady is a great quarterback,” Biden said. “Mahomes seems like he has a lot of potential. I’d probably take a shot with the young guy who (we) didn’t expect as much from.” Delighted @NorahODonnell to President Biden:...
    The White House has said Joe Biden will not have the final say on whether Donald Trump can receive intelligence briefings after the president said his predecessor's 'erratic behavior' means 'he might slip and say something'. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki poured cold water on what had appeared to be Biden taking the unprecedented step to deny Trump access to classified information now he has left office.  Psaki said in a statement Saturday the president was merely 'expressing his concern' and will leave the final decision to his intelligence team.  'The president was expressing his concern about former president Trump receiving access to sensitive intelligence, but he also has deep trust in his own intelligence team to make a determination about how to provide intelligence information if at any point the former president Trump requests a briefing,' Psaki said, according to the Washington Post.  It is not clear when...
    Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, still maintains a 10 per cent holding in a Chinese investment firm despite pledging to divest himself of the funds before his father's January inauguration. Hunter Biden had said he would offload his stake in Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Co. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the pledge during a press briefing Friday and said that Hunter was 'working to unwind his investments.' Hunter Biden still has not divested the 10 per cent stake he owns in a Chinese-run investment firm Hunter Biden, far right, pledged in October 2019 that he wouldn't serve on any foreign boards if his father won the 2020 presidential election 'He has been working to unwind his investment but I would certainly point you — he's a private citizen — I would point you to him or his lawyers on the outside on any...
    President Joe Biden will use his State Department visit on Thursday to highlight his promise to re-engage with the international community after Donald Trump's 'America First' policy.  In his remarks to staff, Biden will emphasize traditional American alliances while thanking career government officials for their service. Vice President Kamala Harris will join him on the visit, which is his first to a Cabinet department as president. By choosing Foggy Bottom as his first Cabinet stop - as opposed to the Pentagon or another department - Biden is making a heavily symbolic gesture to an agency suffering from morale problems in the wake of Trump's presidency.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during the trip the president will thank staff 'who are Foreign Service officers, civil servants, who are the heart and soul of that institution and, frankly, our government.' She said his remarks would not be a complete vision of his...
    President Joe Biden will not dismantle Space Force, press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday, one day after conservatives criticized her for laughing about it during a briefing.  'They absolutely have the full support of the Biden administration,' Psaki said. 'And we are not revisiting the decision to establish the Space Force,' she told reporters Wednesday afternoon.  On Tuesday, Bloomberg's Josh Wingrove asked Psaki if the president had made a decision on whether he would keep Space Force, one of President Donald Trump's favorite legacy projects, which was formally established in December 2019.  Press secretary Jen Psaki walked back comments she made at Tuesday's briefing mocking the Space Force saying Wednesday that the military branch has the 'full support' of the Biden administration  After two powerful Republicans complained, press secretary Jen Psaki sent out a tweet Tuesday night inviting members of the Space Force to provide an update on...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden has insisted none of his family members will be involved in government decisions or have an office after Hunter's scandal. Joe Biden revealed his strict rules in his first interview as president, alongside his wife, First Lady Jill Biden. 8President opened up about his family in his first interview as presidentCredit: AP:Associated Press 8Joe Biden's comments followed questions on the Hunter Biden scandal - regarding the president's 50-year-old lawyer son, left, who struggled with a drug addictionCredit: Getty Images - Getty In the interview, which was published on Wednesday, Biden told the People magazine: "We’re going to run this like the Obama-Biden administration. "No one in our family and extended family is going to be involved in any government undertaking or foreign policy. "And nobody has an office in this place. They always have access to Pop and Nana but nobody [will have an office]." President Biden...
    Joe Biden told Republicans their $600 billion COVID relief plan was 'too small' as the Senate voted to proceed with a way to muscle through the president's trillion dollar proposal without GOP support. The motion passed 50-49 on a party line vote. Republican Senator Pat Toomey was absent, meaning Vice President Kamala Harris wasn't need to break a tie. Ahead of the vote, President Biden made a virtual appearance at Senate Democrats' weekly luncheon on Tuesday, where he revealed the details of his meeting with GOP senators the previous night. The ten lawmakers had proposed a compromise relief package that was one-third of the amount the president wanted. 'He said that he told Senate Republicans that the $600 billion dollars that they proposed was way too small,' Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said after the lunch.  Schumer conceded there may have to be some compromise from Biden's $1.9 trillion proposal that...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that President Joe Biden supported Twitter’s effort to “reduce hate speech” after they banned President Donald Trump on their platform. Psaki said that decisions on censorship and banning individuals from Twitter was “a decision made by Twitter.” “We’ve certainly spoken to, and he’s spoken to for the need for social media platforms to continue to take steps to reduce hate speech, but we don’t have more for you on it than that,” she said. Psaki said that Biden and the White House did not miss the former president’s frequent criticisms on social media. “This may be hard to believe. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about or thinking about President Trump here — former President Trump — to be very clear,” Psaki said. Psaki responded to a question from a reporter who asked her if Trump’s absence on social media made...
    President Joe Biden would like the extra fencing erected around the White House for inauguration festivities to come down as soon as possible, the administration said Monday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at her daily press briefing that Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris would like to see the seven-foot tall, anti-climbing fence come down when 'it makes sense from an overall security standpoint.'  'Our goal, the President and the Vice President's goal is for the Secret Service to adjust the perimeter as soon as it makes sense from an overall security standpoint, so we're working closely with them on that,' she said.  A white security barrier - installed ahead of Inauguration Day - is visible at the White House The extra anti-climbing fencing was put in place around the White House perimeter ahead of Inauguration Day and remains standing National Guards member walk along...
    Saturday Night Live completely avoided parodying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in its first episode since the pair were sworn into office.  Hosted by John Krasinki, the first SNL of 2021 managed to not feature either the president or vice president in its skits.  Instead it featured special 'appearances' from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mark Zuckerberg and Tom Brady.  The move was blasted online by some viewers who described the show as a 'snoozefest' which is 'too scared of getting canceled'.  Others noted how Donald Trump had been the butt of their jokes for the past four years.   Saturday Night Live completely avoided parodying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in its first episode since the pair were sworn into office. Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL last October  Hosted by John Krasinki, the first SNL of 2021 managed to not feature either the president...
    An Army chaplain is under investigation after he saying transgender soldiers are 'mentally unfit' and 'unqualified to serve'. Maj. Andrew Calvert made the comments beneath an article published on Facebook Monday detailing President Biden's new executive order overturning a ban on transgender people in the military.  Calvert, who is a member of the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Hood in Texas, wrote: 'How is rejecting reality (biology) not evidence that a person is mentally unfit (ill), and thus making that person unqualified to serve?' He continued: 'There is little difference in this than over those who believe and argue for a 'flat earth,' despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The motivation is different, but the argument is the same.' An Army veteran took a screenshot of Calvert's comments and shared them to Twitter, writing: 'He cannot be trusted to support soldiers for another minute'.  Army chaplain Maj. Andrew...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, 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.Wednesday, Jan 27Democrat floats Trump censure as conviction grows unlikelyDemocratic Sen. Tim Kaine said Wednesday that he's discussing with colleagues whether a censure resolution to condemn former President Donald Trump for his role in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol could be an alternative to impeachment, even as the Senate proceeds with a trial.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has said the impeachment trial will move forward. But Kaine's proposal is an acknowledgement that the Senate is unlikely to convict Trump of inciting the...
    President Joe Biden issued a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday in which he warned that “Holocaust deniers and minimizers are growing louder in our public discourse.” He should know: he is part of the problem. For two years, Biden minimized the Holocaust by comparing President Donald Trump to Nazis, including Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, and falsely claiming Trump had supported neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville in August 2017. In his statement Wednesday, Biden referred to the Charlottesville riot: “The horrors we saw and heard in Charlottesville in 2017, with white nationalists and neo-Nazis spewing the same anti-Semitic bile we heard in the 1930s in Europe, are the reason I ran for president.” Thankfully, Biden did not repeat the lie he spun for the entire campaign — namely, that Trump had called neo-Nazis “very fine people,” when in fact Trump said that the neo-Nazis should be “condemned...
    His Fraudulency Joe Biden has sat in the Oval Office for a week now, and his job approval rating is still stuck in the 40s — 48 percent to be exact. There has been no honeymoon for His Fraudulency. Donald Trump left office with a 51 percent approval rating. Donald Trump entered office four years ago with a 56 percent approval rating. Biden has been stuck below 50 percent since he entered office, and still is. Never in my life do I remember an incoming president not receiving some kind of honeymoon period, where the public, even those who didn’t vote for him, gave him the benefit of the doubt and hoped for the best. U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. President Biden spoke on his administration’s response to the economic crisis that...
    A Keystone XL worker who was laid off after Joe Biden cancelled the $9billion oil pipeline on his first day in office has warned the president that his decision 'is going to hurt a lot of people, a lot of families, a lot of communities'.  Neal Crabtree, a welding foreman from Arkansas, told Fox News he was told to pack up his things within two days of Biden's order, saying he was 'nervous' and 'worried' about the future.  While Biden's chosen transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg says the White House is 'eager' for Keystone workers to continue in 'good-paying union jobs... even if they might be different ones', Crabtree said it was 'not that easy' to start over.  'This is not the time to be making political statements... we need to be finding ways to put more Americans back to work, not the other way around,' he said.   'I'm in the...
    President Joe Biden's Treasury Department is reviving a plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill after it was delayed under President Donald Trump.  The decision to put Tubman, a former slave and noted abolitionist, in place of former President Andrew Jackson was made by the Obama administration in 2016. But last year then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said any change would be delayed until 2030 because of anti-counterfeiting technology requirements. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who served as communications director for former President Barack Obama, said Monday that Treasury would take the steps necessary to put Tubman on the $20 note.  'I was here when we announced that and it was very exciting,' she said at her press briefing.  'The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes.' 'A note reflects the history and diversity of our country and...
    Apparently, Joe Biden’s first mass and Sunday outing in D.C. as president would not be complete without a bagel. After attending mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, which he frequented when he was vice president, President Biden’s motorcade made a stop at Call Your Mother, a deli in Georgetown that’s just around the block from the church. Biden didn’t get out of the car during the stop, but a sizable crowd of several dozen people gathered at a nearby intersection to see the president. According to the White House press pool, Hunter Biden stood at the shop’s window for several minutes to pick up the order. In a tweet after the visit, Call Your Mother said it was “thrilled to have an admin again who will love all that DC has to offer — starting with sesame bagels!!” What a GREAT Sunday surprise! ???? Thrilled to have an admin again...
    Joe Exotic is hoping President Joe Biden will grant him clemency.  The Tiger King star - who is currently serving a 22-year sentence behind bars after being convicted of plotting a murder-for-hire against rival Carole Baskin - had banked on being released by former President Donald Trump before he left the White House earlier this week.  And whilst Trump didn't pardon him, Joe is confident that he may get one from Biden in the coming weeks and months as he knows Vice President Kamala Harris is keen to 'help clean up the corruption in the Department of Justice and other agencies', TMZ reports.  Optimistic: Joe Exotic is hoping that the Biden administration will pardon him after Trump failed to do so  The animal trainer/convict reportedly sent emails to his team where he sounds hopeful about the possibility, according to the site. Joe previously claimed he was 'too innocent and...
    At the time of Joe Biden’s inauguration, return to John Fitzgerald Kennedy; the 35th President of the United States who was sworn in just 60 years ago. A political model for some, historians nevertheless strive to qualify the “Kennedy myth”. As Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, one can’t help but compare them. Sixty years separate the nomination of Joe Biden from that of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK). Both Democrats, both Catholics, both of Irish descent. The second will push the first to enter politics, the rest is written. But unlike Biden, Kennedy was not predestined for a career in politics. He who was moving towards journalism had to review his plans in the face of family ambitions.
    Joe Biden is facing criticism after he removed a face mask during a visit to the Lincoln Memorial — just hours after he had signed an executive order that mandated them to be worn on all federal properties. Biden had long called on Americans to wear masks as a measure to slow the spread of coronavirus, and regularly appears in public with a facial covering. But on the night of his inauguration, he addressed the nation at a Celebrating America concert held at the Lincoln Memorial and did not wear one as he spoke, leading to an outcry from many on the right. As Fox News reported, many conservative figures called out Biden for what they saw as hypocrisy. One of the first measures he took after being sworn in as president was to issue an executive order known as the “100-day masking challenge” that required face coverings and social...
    DEVASTATED QAnon followers could start new religion after the conspiracy group was thrown into crisis by Donald Trump’s fall from power, it’s claimed.  A respected religion expert believes this is one possibility after Joe Biden's inauguration confounded their predictions that Trump would remain president to fight the "deep state". * Read our US politics live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden and Donald Trump... 12Followers encouraged one another 'to trust the plan' as they waited for the day when President Donald Trump would orchestrate mass arrestsCredit: AP:Associated Press 12QAnon is a wide-ranging and baseless internet conspiracy theoryCredit: Alamy Live News President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural address in Washington, DC QAnon is an unfounded conspiracy theory that claims Trump was fighting a "deep state" network of political, entertainment, business and media elites. Dark sub-theories have spun off from these claims, some involving Satanic and pedophiles...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki clarified on Thursday that President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI directory Chris Wray and will keep him on the job. Psaki took to Twitter to clear up the administration's position on Wray after she caused doubt about it when she refused to say the president had confidence in the director during her first press briefing. Her mea culpa was notable considering her predecessors in the role under former President Donald Trump had an antagonistic relationship with most of the White House press corps, often attacking reporters from their spot at the podium. 'I caused an unintentional ripple yesterday so wanted to state very clearly President Biden intends to keep FBI Director Wray on in his role and he has confidence in the job he is doing,' Psaki tweeted on Thursday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki clarified that President Joe Biden has...
    Chrissy Teigen was spotted heading out in Washington D.C. on Thursday, after she described President Joe Biden's inauguration as a 'very special day'.  The television personality, 35, appeared in high spirits as she joined her husband John Legend, 42, and son Miles, two.  Chrissy previously took to Instagram to share a snapshot of herself, John and their two children, Miles and Luna, four, posing on the Capitol stairs.  Family trip:Chrissy Teigen was spotted heading out in Washington D.C. with her family on Thursday, after she described President Joe Biden's inauguration as a 'very special day' Chrissy looked effortlessly stylish in a cream trench coat which she teamed with leather gloves and black thigh-high boots.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Chrissy Teigen gushes over experiencing the inauguration... Kylie Jenner cups her ample cleavage in tiny designer bikini... Kerry Washington is effortlessly chic in...
    After years of bickering with Donald Trump on social media during his presidency, Chrissy Teigen became one of the first stars followed by President Joe Biden’s @POTUS Twitter account. Teigen, who feuded with Trump several times throughout his presidency, was blocked by the account as well as the former president’s personal account in 2017.  "After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him ‘lol no one likes you’ was the straw," she wrote announcing the block.  Although she seemed unbothered at the time, hours before Biden was sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States at Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony, the star tweeted at him to remove her block for his administration.  CHRISSY TEIGEN REVEALS REASON FOR SOBRIETY: 'I WAS DONE MAKING AN A-- OUT OF MYSELF' "hello @joebiden I have been blocked by the president for four years can I get a follow plz," she wrote.  Although she noted...
    Chrissy Teigen has the honor of being the only celebrity that President Joe Biden has followed on the social media platform Twitter. The former model turned cookbook author and television personality has the distinction alongside White House Communications Director Bedingfield, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, Deputy Chief of Staff Jen O’Malley Dillon, Chief of Staff Ronald Klain, Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, FLOTUS Jill Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris and the government account of the White House. This significance came after four years of being blocked by former President Donald Trump on the sharing site. On the day of his inauguration, Chrissy asked the then-incoming Commander-in-Chief for a follow in a passionate post seen here. She said hello to Biden and asked for a follow after she explained her former situation with Trump. Chrissy was in Washington D.C. for the...
    Joe Biden, during his inauguration speech as the new president of the United States, has related that today is the day of the United States, “a day of hope, of history of celebration, today we celebrate the triumph of the cause of democracy, not from a candidate. “ During his speech he stated that “we are one indivisible nation “ for more than 200 years and that there has always been a peaceful transition of power from one president to another. And he has asked that the nation must be united. “We need tolerance and humility, we have to end this war that faces us “ In Joe Biden’s inauguration speech, he said that there are few people in the history of the United States who have had to face such difficult moments like those that are currently being lived in the US. He assures that there is “much...
    Kamala Harris’s swearing-in was also widely commented on by the press. “Democracy has won”. The press is unanimous this Thursday morning after the swearing in of Joe Biden, this Wednesday evening. “The US president is tweeting, and it’s not in capital letters. This is a detail that says a lot about the return to normality across the Atlantic, but also about the deep and intense relief that this is so “notes for example Le Soir, which nevertheless recalls in its editorial that” Trumpism, for its part, has not said his last word. “ “Democracy is precious and fragile but has won” also notes La Libre which uses the words of President Biden. But the hardest part begins for the Democrat notes the daily, referring to the political, health and economic crises. “Joe Biden will not have it easy, however. Never has a president been confronted with such...
    Tucker Carlson on Wednesday asked 'what exactly is a white supremacist' after Joe Biden's promise to stamp out political extremism.    The Fox host said in his opening monologue: 'Now that we're waging war on white supremacists, can somebody tell us in very clear language what a white supremacist is? 'We should know specifically and precisely who exactly he has declared war on. We have a right to know that.  'Innocent people could be hurt in this war. They usually are. 'There could be collateral damage in this war. And the casualties will be Americans. So again, what is a white supremacist? You might be surprised to learn just how broad the definition for that has become.'  Carlson's comments came on the day Democrat Biden was officially sworn into office, denouncing 'political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat'.  But Carlson said the media is...
    A LONE man was seen kneeling at Beau Biden's grave during the 2021 inauguration after a tearful Joe said his late son should've been president. The heartbreaking photograph of an unidentified man near Beau Biden's grave in Greenville, Delaware, was shared to Twitter on Wednesday. 6This heartbreaking photograph of an unidentified man near Beau Biden's grave was shared to Twitter on WednesdayCredit: USA TODAY NETWORK 6President Joe Biden is pictured beside his wife during his swearing-in ceremonyCredit: Getty - Pool 6Biden speaks with his late son US Army Captain Beau Biden, left, in July 2009Credit: AFP or licensors Alongside the photo, tweeted by a News Journal reporter Patty Talorico, the caption read: "Poignant moment. "While Joe Biden gave his inauguration speech, a lone man in uniform knelt at the Delaware grave of his son Beau." Talorico later revealed more details about when she took the photo. She explained in the Delaware...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Many Americans were glued to their TV Wednesday as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office. WJZ spoke to nearly a dozen people, many of whom said this is a turning point in American history, and that it is important for the country to come together. “I have hope,” Napri Carroll said. “I have hope.” COMPLETE COVERAGE —  America United: Joe Biden’s Inauguration Ian Stout said, whether you like it or not, this is the turning of the page in American history and everyone should all work to make a positive change. “Regardless of what you believe about policy, you know that it would be that the president would do a good job,” Stout said. “I think we would benefit regardless of who we voted for.” As Americans look ahead, they know what they’re focusing on, and hopeful for Biden’s term in the...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Joe Biden and said he was “impatient” to work with him. “American leadership is vital on issues that concern us all, from climate change to Covid and I look forward to working with President Biden,” wrote on Twitter Boris Johnson, who had a good relationship with his predecessor, Donald Trump. The President of the European Council Charles Michel meanwhile wished the new president and vice president the best in a video posted on Twitter. “It is time to focus again on our convictions and our common sense and to relaunch our relations between the European Union and the United States”, he added. “The United States is back and Europe stands ready”, can we also read on the Twitter account of the European Commission. “Europe is ready for a new start” tweeted the president of the institution Ursula von der Leyen. The Belgian...
    China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 28 individuals associated with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump for allegedly violating Chinese sovereignty. “China has decided to sanction 28 persons who have seriously violated China’s sovereignty and who have been mainly responsible for such U.S. moves on China-related issues,” China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a statement posted to its official website on January 20. “These individuals and their immediate family members are prohibited from entering the mainland [China], Hong Kong and Macao of China. They and companies and institutions associated with them are also restricted from doing business with China,” the statement read. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Announces Sanctions on Pompeo and Others:????https://t.co/DE8JOonqbo pic.twitter.com/gJJm3eViF0 — Hua Chunying 华春莹 (@SpokespersonCHN) January 20, 2021 The sanctioned individuals include former members of Trump’s administration, including Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter K. Navarro; National Security Advisor...
    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...
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed.” He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. “We must end this uncivil war that pits red vs. blue, urban vs. rural, and conservative vs. liberal,” President Biden said during his inaugural address. Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago. “We must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured,” Biden said. “My fellow Americans, we have to be different than this, America has to be better than this, and I believe America is so much better...
    HUNTER Biden kissed Joe as the president was sworn in after his controversial son said everything is "all good" despite his federal investigation. Hunter embraced his father after he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. 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... 3Hunter kissed his fatherCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3The family embracedCredit: Reuters As Hunter walked through the Senate carriage entrance, a reporter asked for his thoughts on the day. "All good," Hunter responded, according to Fox News. Joe Biden's inauguration serves as one of the rare public appearances Hunter has made since he faced scrutiny for his alleged business dealings with China. Hunter insists all his affairs were handled "legally and appropriately," while Joe Biden has said he has "never even considered being involved in business with his family, nor in any...
    Mike Pence is stepping in as Donald Trump snubbed nearly every tradition that comes with a transition of presidential power as he and second lady Karen Pence arrived at Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday. Trump's No. 2 did not meet with the outgoing president on inauguration morning, reports revealed. The fallout between Pence and Trump reached a precipice on January 6 after a mob of pro-Trump rioters descended on the Capitol and demanded Pence be hung as he presided over Congress certifying the election for Biden. Trump left Washington earlier Wednesday morning and landed in Palm Beach, Florida as the inauguration kicked off. According to Trump's White House spokesperson Judd Deere, Trump did leave a note for Biden in the Oval Office – although the contents are unknown.  Otherwise, Trump did not participate in any of the usual pomp and circumstance of a peaceful transfer of power, including meeting with the...
    IRAN’S president has told Joe Biden that the “ball is in your court” over the nuclear deal. Hassan Rouhani’s comments come as the Islamic Republic staged huge war games and US nuclear bombers flew over the Middle East. 20Hassan Rouhani promised to fully respect the 2015 nuclear dealCredit: Getty Images - Getty 20Joe Biden has said the US will rejoin the nuclear pact with IranCredit: Rex Features Biden has said the United States will rejoin the pact, which includes restrictions on Iran’s nuclear work, if Tehran resumes strict compliance. The Iran nuclear deal was meant to restrict Iran to developing a peaceful nuclear capability in return for sanctions being lifted. But it was torn up by President Donald Trump in 2018, who argued it was one-sided and didn’t cover Iran’s ballistic missile development or its destabilising behaviour in the Middle East. In a televised cabinet meeting, Rouhani welcomed the end...
    Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley is blocking a move that would have provided speedy confirmation of Joe Biden's nominee to run the Homeland Security Department – after objecting to counting millions of votes that went to Biden. Hawley said Tuesday he would object to a move that would let the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas go straight to the floor, allowing Biden to have a Homeland chief in place as soon as he takes office.  Hawley continues to face political blowback for his decision to join House Republicans in objecting to counting votes from Pennsylvania and Arizona that went to Biden. He voted not to accept them, a move that would have overturned the election results, even after a MAGA mob ransacked the Capitol on January 6 – infuriating Democrats and many Republicans. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Trump 'provoked' the mob with his remarks to supporters near...
    DONALD Trump got the hump on his last full day in the White House yesterday — after he learned A-listers who snubbed his inauguration were turning out for Joe Biden’s. He was said to be furious the likes of Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Tom Hanks had agreed to be part of Mr Biden’s celebrations today. 5Donald Trump got the hump on his last full day in the White House today — after he learned A-listers who snubbed his inauguration were turning out for Joe Biden’sCredit: Reuters Four years ago, Mr Trump could only persuade US country singers Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood, plus rock groups 3 Doors Down and The Piano Guys, to be part of his inauguration. He was publicly rejected by Elton John and Moby, as well as British singers Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Church. Before him, Barack Obama had Beyonce, U2, Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen....
    Congressional leaders from both parties will join Joe Biden for mass on Wednesday morning in a show of bipartisan unity before he takes the oath of office. Republicans Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, along with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, will attend the Catholic service with Biden at St. Matthew’s church in downtown Washington D.C., about 10 blocks from the White House, Punchbowl News reported. It's part of Biden's plan to demonstrate his contrast to outgoing President Donald Trump from the start of his presidency. The mass will come shortly after Trump departs the White House for the last time. The outgoing president has eschewed the traditional trappings that come with a peaceful transfer of power. He did not host Biden at the White House for coffee after the election and will not greet him at front door ahead of the inauguration ceremony. Instead Trump will be at his Mar-a-Lago...
    The Biden Institute, a research center at the University of Delaware that President-elect Joe Biden helped found in 2017, has not agreed to disclose all of its donors once Biden takes office, Politico reported Monday. Some donors who have contributed to the Institute’s multi-million dollar fundraising campaign could be looking for favors from the Biden administration, Politico reported. The University of Delaware began a fundraising campaign for the Biden Institute in 2017 with the goal of raising $20 million. (RELATED: Biden Campaign Announces Record $383 Million Monthly Fundraising Haul) University of Delaware spokesperson Peter Bothum told Politico that the University expects to continue fundraising “for years to come.” They have not yet reached their $20 million goal, Bothum added. “The Biden Institute…has no plans to disclose its donors after the president-elect takes office,” – https://t.co/8rmxpijNjp — Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) January 18, 2021 All donors who gave more than $100,000...
    Vice President Mike Pence called Kamala Harris on Thursday, almost three months after the election was called for her and President-elect Joe Biden. He congratulated her and offered his assistance to his successor as vice president.  In the closing days of the administration, Pence appears to be filling a leadership void left by President Donald Trump, who has not reached out to Biden and said he won't attend the inauguration ceremony next week. Pence will be there.  Additionally, Pence and his wife Karen may have Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff to the Naval Observatory - the official residence of the vice president - before Wednesday's change in power, The New York Times reported.  It was the first time Pence and Harris had spoken since they debated one another during the campaign. It's also the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. Conversations have happened...
    President-elect Joe Biden will retire the name 'Operation Warp Speed' as he rolls out his own plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines after calling President Donald Trump's effort 'dismal' Thursday night.  Biden will present his plan from Wilmington, Delaware Friday afternoon.  '[Operation Warp Speed] is the Trump team's name for their program. We are phasing in a new structure, which will have a different name than OWS,' incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Twitter. 'Many of the public servants will be essential to our response, but urgent need to address failures of the Trump team approach to vaccine distribution.'    President-elect Joe Biden will roll out his plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines after calling President Donald Trump's operation 'dismal' Thursday night in Wilmington (pictured)  President Donald Trump called his administration's push for a fast COVID-19 vaccine Operation Warp Speed. The Biden team plans to dump that branding ...
    Donald Trump will not fly to Scotland to play golf ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration - after Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed to ban him from entering the country due to Covid rules.  There has been mounting speculation that the US president would visit his Turnberry golf resort in South Ayrshire to avoid seeing Mr Biden being sworn into office on January 20. Prestwick Airport - which is situated near to the golf course - was told to expect the arrival of a US military Boeing 757 on January 19. But it has now been revealed that Mr Trump will not be in Scotland at all.  It came after Ms Sturgeon stressed that non-essential travel in or out of Scotland is illegal under the country's strict coronavirus lockdown, adding: 'Coming to play golf is not what I would consider to be an essential purpose.'  Donald Trump (pictured playing golf in his Turnberry...
    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...
    There are 5 days until Joe Biden takes office as the new president of the United States And in the country, security measures are being taken to extremes in anticipation of possible altercations by supporters of Donald Trump after the assault on the Capitol perpetrated in the first week of the year. Joe Biden has announced an ambitious plan that he will present to Congress to revive the country’s economy and curb the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which in the United States has already claimed more than 300,000 lives and exceeds 23.2 million cases in its territory. “It is not difficult to see that we are in the middle of an economic crisis that happens once in several generations, with a health crisis that happens once in several generations,” to admit that “there is real pain overwhelming the real economy”. “There is no time to lose, we...
    There are 5 days until Joe Biden takes office as the new president of the United States And in the country, security measures are being taken to extremes in anticipation of possible altercations by supporters of Donald Trump after the assault on the Capitol perpetrated in the first week of the year. Joe Biden has announced an ambitious plan that he will present to Congress to revive the country’s economy and curb the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which in the United States has already claimed more than 300,000 lives and exceeds 23.2 million cases in its territory. “It is not difficult to see that we are in the middle of an economic crisis that happens once in several generations, with a health crisis that happens once in several generations,” to admit that “there is real pain overwhelming the real economy”. “There is no time to lose, we...
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) was a controversial figure long before editorial boards were calling him 'unfit for office.' Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is facing calls to resign his new position as head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee over his role in last week's attempt to block certification of the results of voting in the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election and keep President-elect Joe Biden out of the White House. The editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel lambasted Scott last week as "unfit for office" and one of "Florida's enemies of democracy" after he joined seven other senators to vote to set aside President-elect Joe Biden's electors — even after a violent mob of pro-Donald Trump extremists launched a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. "By objecting to Joe Biden's electors," the editorial board wrote, Scott and the...
    Melania Trump secretly packed up the White House as her husband refused to concede the election and only found out she wasn't going to Joe Biden's inauguration when President Donald Trump tweeted he wouldn't attend. The first lady is winding down her final week at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and preparing for the next phase of her family's life. '(Melania Trump) is not sad to be leaving,' one White House official told CNN.  The first family will move to Mar-a-Lago after leaving Washington D.C. Moving vans were spotted outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Wednesday as the first family and Trump administration staff prepare to exit the premises. Packing boxes have been spotted outside office doors in the West Wing. But the first lady had to start the family move secretly because of fears it would raise the ire of President Trump, who didn't concede he lost until last Thursday,...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced Thursday she will file articles of impeachment against President-elect Joe Biden one day after he is inaugurated. Greene said she is taking the action because of alleged business dealings Biden and his son Hunter Biden have had with the Chinese Communist Party and in the Ukraine. “We have to make sure that our leaders are held accountable, we cannot have a president of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments …  Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies,” she told Newsmax TV. “So on January 21, I will be filing articles of impeachment on Joe Biden.” Greene’s announcement came just hours after the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for a second time, citing the attack on the U.S. Capitol. “On January 21st, I’m filing Articles of...
    Joe Biden will no longer take the train to Washington D.C. for his swearing-in, a change in plans that comes amid heightened security at the Capitol and reports of threats to his inauguration ceremony. The decision was made this week, CNN reported. Biden was scheduled to leave from his namesake train station in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday for the 90 minute ride to the nation's capitol.  But there were concerns about his arrival at Union Station in Washington D.C., which is only blocks from Capitol Hill. Security has increased around the complex after last week's MAGA riot that left five people dead, a trail of destruction throughout the building and resulted in President Donald Trump being impeached a second time - this time for betraying his oath of office by inciting the mob.  The decision was likely a difficult one. Biden is known for his love of trains. During his decades-long...
    More On: impeachment The left’s bare-faced hypocrisy: Devine Impeachment the right answer to Trump’s wrongs — but won’t end his demagoguery Impeachment only feeds divisions, elevates Trump in his supporters’ eyes All the Republicans who voted to impeach Trump a second time 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...
    Donald Trump has become the first US president to face impeachment proceedings twice. What do the American dailies think of this? Newspaper. MOn Wednesday, a majority of elected House of Representatives voted to formally indict Donald Trump for inciting violence on Capitol Hill, paving the way for a historic second trial of the President of the United States. “Impeached again”, “again indicted” is what stands out most in the press “made in US”. Deserved The threshold of 217 votes in favor of indicting Donald Trump was exceeded, the Democratic-majority House therefore adopted the indictment against the Republican president, and this a second time, a year after being accused of ‘pressuring the Ukrainian president in exchange for information about Joe Biden. For the Washington Post “there is no doubt” that the outgoing president “deserved” it. But this trial could have serious consequences for Joe...
    Donald Trump has become the first US president to face impeachment proceedings twice. What do the American dailies think of this? Newspaper. MOn Wednesday, a majority of elected House of Representatives voted to formally indict Donald Trump for inciting violence on Capitol Hill, paving the way for a historic second trial of the President of the United States. “Impeached again”, “again indicted” is what stands out most in the press “made in US”. Deserved The threshold of 217 votes in favor of indicting Donald Trump was exceeded, the Democratic-majority House therefore adopted the indictment against the Republican president, and this a second time, a year after being accused of ‘pressuring the Ukrainian president in exchange for information about Joe Biden. For the Washington Post “there is no doubt” that the outgoing president “deserved” it. But this trial could have serious consequences for Joe...
    JOE Biden has revealed he thinks $600 stimulus checks are too little money as he is pushing for $2,000 after President Donald Trump called for larger Covid aid. The 78-year-old president-elect took to Twitter on Sunday evening as Nancy Pelosi confirmed the House "will proceed" with the articles of impeachment against Trump in the wake of the Capitol Hill riots. 5President-elect Joe Biden said on Sunday: 'We need $2,000 stimulus checks'Credit: Getty Images - Getty 5Credit: Twitter Biden tweeted: "$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table. "We need $2,000 stimulus checks." His push for more money comes about one month after President Trump first urged the coronavirus relief bill to have a round of $2,000 direct payments. The president also challenged Congress to remove "unnecessary" funding. 5President Donald Trump previously called for $2,000 checksCredit: EPA New $2,000 stimulus checks could...
    More On: joe biden New Yorkers will play outsized role in Congress, Joe Biden administration With Democrat-controlled Senate, expect Biden to fold to radicals What Biden and Dems can and can’t do with control of Congress Joe Biden to unveil COVID-19 economic relief plan worth ‘trillions’ President-elect Joe Biden was spotted at church in Delaware Saturday afternoon, days after thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol during a violent siege that killed at least five people. Biden was seen leaving St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic church in Wilmington, where he’s a regular parishioner. Biden, wearing a dark-colored suit jacket and blue face mask, was shadowed by his security detail as he left the church. He attended mass after publicly condemning the deadly Capitol Hill siege, calling it an “assault on out democracy,” and “one of the darkest days in our nation’s history.” Supporters of...
    President-elect Joe Biden praised U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Friday, despite viciously attacking his character in the past. While speaking to reporters, Biden complimented Romney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Biden says "a number" of Republicans have called him since Wednesday to express outrage & embarrassment with Trump. He praises McConell & Romney for standing up & saying the right things on Senate floor, but adds "theres others who should be ashamed of themselves." pic.twitter.com/Q1GAn4WoBM — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 8, 2021 Biden said he spoke to Romney Friday morning and added, “Enormous respect for” Romney “and I ran against him.” He praised Romney, claiming he “lives his faith.” But in 2012, Biden brutally assailed Romney. Im old enough to remember when Biden had a very different take on the moral compass of Sen. Romney…. "(Romney) is going to put yall back in chains" https://t.co/SiCD1AiyAv pic.twitter.com/p7GmL6pTk7 — Leigh...
    Fox News’ Dana Perino kicked off a panel discussion on Friday questioning why Joe Biden would take a more aggressive tone in response to a large violent mob of Trump supporters storming the Capitol during to intimidate lawmakers who were tallying the election results. The segment opener was accompanied by the chyron “So Much for Unity.” Another chyron that ran during the segment read, “Biden slams Trump over Capitol breach after calling for unity for months.” “For months now, President-elect Joe Biden has been calling for unity. You’ve heard him say it. But based on what he’s said in response to the Capitol riots, the tone — it changed,” Perino remarked. She showed clips of Biden saying in past months it’s time to come together and “heal and unite.” And here were the comments from Biden that she called a “big difference” in tone: “No one can tell me that...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The U.S. Capitol Police are reporting that Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick died Thursday night due to injuries sustained while on-duty during the Wednesday riots at the Capitol. The report said Sicknick was responding to the riots , at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the Capitol Police and federal investigatorss. Democratic leaders of the House Appropriations Committee said the “tragic loss” of a Capitol police officer “should remind all of us of the bravery of the law enforcement officers who protected us,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The U.S. Capitol Police are reporting that Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick has died due to injuries sustained while on-duty during the Wednesday riots at the Capitol. The report said Sicknick was responding to the riots , at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the Capitol Police and federal investigatorss. Democratic leaders of the House Appropriations Committee said the “tragic loss” of a Capitol police officer “should remind all of us of the bravery of the law enforcement officers who protected us, our...
    Newsmax TV host Greg Kelly began his program Thursday night by very obliquely acknowledging that he had been misleading his viewers for weeks, when he accepted Joe Biden was going to be the 46th president only by comparing him to a “bank robber” who got away it. Kelly has been among the biggest promoters of President Donald Trump’s delusional election fraud conspiracy theories, repeatedly lying and telling his audience that Joe Biden was not the president-elect and that Trump will remain in office after Jan. 20th. But he changed his tone on Thursday as Trump released a semi-concession video that, inconveniently, blew up Kelly’s alternative universe take on the next four years. “Sometimes, sometimes the bank robber gets away with it, Joe Biden stole this election,” Kelly grimly said to start his show. “You know it. I know it. Tens of millions of Americans agree with us.” The Newsmax host then declared that Trump should never...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has accepted the resignation of Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger a day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. The Kentucky Republican said Thursday in a statement that he had earlier requested the resignation and later received it. He says Stenger’s resignation is effective immediately. McConnell says Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms Jennifer Hemingway will now be acting sergeant-at-arms. He says, “I thank Jennifer in advance for her service as we begin to examine the serious failures that transpired yesterday and continue and strengthen our preparations for a safe and successful inauguration on January 20th.” Democrat Chuck Schumer had earlier vowed to fire Stenger when Schumer becomes Senate majority leader later this month if Stenger was still in the position. ___ HERE’S...
    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.Thursday, Jan. 7NY, NJ sending help to DC, local pols target Trump, Cruz, HawleyBoth New York and New Jersey are stepping in to help with a peaceful transition of presidential power, this as local politicians continue to condemn President Donald Trump and prominent Republicans amid accusations of inciting violence in the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday.Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called for Trump to be immediately removed from office, saying it was imperative to invoke the 25th Amendment or proceed with impeachment.Lawmakers discuss Trump's fitness to remain...
    President Donald Trump stirred up his supporters for months with baseless claims of a stolen election that did not hold water in any of the states he attacked. On Wednesday, he continued those lies at a march with tons of his supporters before a mob of them stormed the Capitol and violently clashed with police. So on Fox News Thursday, Ken Starr criticized the irresponsible rhetoric of… Joe Biden. No, seriously. Biden condemned the “riotous mob” in his speech Thursday and said of course everyone could see this coming because of Trump’s “contempt for our democracy” and the Constitution. He brought up Trump’s continued attacks on the press as “the enemy of the people,” on U.S. intelligence agencies, the judiciary, the Department of Justice, and more. Starr started the segment with Bill Hemmer by downplaying the talk of impeachment or the 25th Amendment as “political rhetoric that’s just adding further...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ confirmation of Joe Biden as winner of the presidential election (all times local): 8:35 a.m. President Donald Trump’s former acting White House chief of staff resigned his post as special envoy to Northern Ireland on Thursday, saying “I can’t do it. I can’t stay.” Mulvaney joined a growing list of Trump administration officials who are leaving following the violent riot at the Capitol on Wednesday. The riot occurred after Trump addressed a massive rally in Washington fueled by the president’s repeated allegations that he lost the November election because of election fraud, which is not substantiated. A mob breached the Capitol building just as lawmakers were working to certify Electoral College votes in the election, sealing President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Mulvaney said he called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday night to tell him that he was resigning. He served as acting White...
    In the early hours of Thursday morning, President TrumpDonald TrumpWarnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff The Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE appeared to concede the election acknowledging through a statement that there would "be an orderly transition of power" to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Warnock win puts Democrats within reach of Senate majority Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE. The statement was shared through senior aide Dan Scavino's Twitter account, as Trump is currently locked out of his own Twitter.    Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Electoral Certification: “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition...
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will convene Wednesday night after a nearly four-hour violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.Officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex "secure."At least one person was shot and killed, though it's not clear who pulled the trigger during the chaotic scene.Violent protesters loyal to Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.The National Guard and state and federal police were called in for control, and the mayor of Washington imposed a rare evening curfew. One person was reported to have been shot. One gun shot victim rushed out of the US Capitol, active CPR in progress. pic.twitter.com/Bjb6aPOlrF— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) January 6, 2021Trump, the defeated president, had been...
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will convene Wednesday night after a nearly four-hour violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.Officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex "secure."At least one person was shot and killed, though it's not clear who pulled the trigger during the chaotic scene.Violent protesters loyal to Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.The National Guard and state and federal police were called in for control, and the mayor of Washington imposed a rare evening curfew. One person was reported to have been shot. One gun shot victim rushed out of the US Capitol, active CPR in progress. pic.twitter.com/Bjb6aPOlrF— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) January 6, 2021Trump, the defeated president, had been...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff and press secretary for first lady Melania Trump, has resigned following violent protests at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. Grisham says in a statement Wednesday that it was an “honor” to serve the country in the White House and be part of he first lady’s “mission” to help children. Grisham was one of Trump’s longest serving aides, having joined the campaign in 2015. She served as the White House press secretary and never held a press briefing. Wednesday’s violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol by the president’s supporters sparked renewed conversations inside the White House about mass resignations by mid-level aides who are responsible for operations of the office of the president. Two people familiar with the conversations said...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Dozens of pro-Trump protesters remain on the streets of the nation’s capital in defiance of the curfew imposed after rioters stormed the Capitol. The mostly maskless crowd was forcibly removed from the Capitol on Wednesday after breaking into the building and halting the constitutional process of voting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. They were pushed out of the immediate area and moved down the hill, where they taunted law enforcement and moved barricades. Police said anyone found on the streets after the 6 p.m. curfew would be arrested. Officers in full riot gear with shields lined the streets near the U.S. Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said their debate on affirming Biden’s victory would continue after the Capitol was secured. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Dozens of pro-Trump protesters remain on the streets of the nation’s capital in defiance of the curfew imposed after rioters stormed the Capitol. The mostly maskless crowd was forcibly removed from the Capitol on Wednesday after breaking into the building and halting the constitutional process of voting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. They were pushed out of the immediate area and moved down the hill, where they taunted law enforcement and moved barricades. Police said anyone found on the streets after the 6 p.m. curfew would be arrested. Officers in full riot gear with shields lined the streets near the U.S. Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said their debate on affirming Biden’s victory would continue after the Capitol was secured. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex “secure” after heavily armed police moved to end a nearly four-hour violent occupation by supporters of President Donald Trump. An announcement saying “the Capitol is secure” rang out Wednesday evening inside a secure location for officials of the House. Lawmakers applauded. The occupation interrupted Congress’ Electoral College count that will formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration on Jan. 20. Lawmakers were evacuated to secure locations around the Capitol complex and Washington, D.C. after thousands of Trump supporters breached the building and skirmished with police officers. Lawmakers have signaled that they would resume the constitutionally mandated count as soon as it was safe to do so. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CONGRESS’ TALLY OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTE Angry...