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    Diplomats sat next to piles of informational documents, flanked by flags, and emphasized their closeness. But they were geographically separated on Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, as US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken began a new chapter in North American relations with virtual visits to Mexico and Canada in what was described as his first official trip. Miami World / apnews While symbolically important in any US government, President Joe Biden’s decision to send Blinken to Mexico and Canada for his first visits, even though it was virtually, is part of a larger initiative to distance himself from his predecessor, who at times had tense relations with both nations. The three countries signed a renewed trade agreement last year, after then-President Donald Trump demanded a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. “The United States has long-standing relationships with Mexico and Canada,” Blinken said later. “Today’s meetings were...
    Washington (CNN)The Conservative Political Action Conference began Friday with a series of false claims about the 2020 election. The CPAC schedule made clear in advance that the conference -- taking place in Orlando instead of its usual home just outside Washington, DC -- would feature election-related lying. Over three days, the CPAC agenda includes seven separate panels or speeches under the title of "protecting elections" -- plus appearances by other prominent figures, including former President Donald Trump himself, who have falsely insisted that the election was stolen. We will be adding fact checks to this article as the Friday proceedings continue. Here is a preliminary list: Biden gaining ground on Election Night Early in the Friday proceedings, CPAC played a video segment that strongly suggested there was mass fraud or widespread malfeasance in the 2020 election. Read MoreThe segment was titled "YOUR VOTES CANCELED." Among other things, it suggested there...
    President Joe Biden previewed a plan Tuesday to send millions of masks to people across the country to encourage mask-wearing during the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re probably going to be sending out an awful lot of masks around the country,” Biden said. “Millions of them.” The White House confirmed discussions about the idea of sending out masks to Americans, but this is the first time that President Biden confirmed the idea. Biden spoke about his proposal during a roundtable with black essential workers on Tuesday afternoon. He used the opportunity to promote his $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package, in order to help first responders and provide relief for those suffering the economic fallout from the virus. Biden promised he was working to push for a $1,400 check to eligible individuals as part of his package as well as additional funds for parents, daycares, and firefighters. “We’re gonna make sure you get...
    (CNN)A Cabinet nominee not making it to the finish line is a story as old as Washington. In the past, nominees have been forced to withdraw because of things like hiring undocumented workers or a questionable business deal or an unwillingness to be as transparent about your past life as our modern politics demands.But with Neera Tanden's nomination by President Joe Biden to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget, we may be witnessing the first nominee derailed by Twitter. On Friday, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced that he wouldn't support Tanden's nomination because of her past tweets savaging a number of Manchin's colleagues. "I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden's public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others. I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and...
    Joe Biden will hold a candlelight ceremony Monday at sunset as the United States stands on the brink of 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.  The president will address the nation at 6 p.m. ET to mark the lives lost to the deadly virus.  Then he, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will hold a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at sundown on the South Portico of the White House. Biden last month observed America's COVID-19 deaths on the eve of his inauguration with a sundown ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial's Reflecting Pool.  A little more than a year after the first COVID death in the country, the United States stands at the brink of the half-million mark. No other county has had so many deaths from the virus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives...
    Former US President Donald Trump will speak on Sunday February 28 at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to be held in Orlando (Florida) to discuss the “future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.” A source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN what will be Trump’s first intervention before a large audience since he ceased to be president of the United States on January 20. Other unidentified sources also confirmed it to other US media. The CNN source said Trump will also speak to the CPAC about “amnesty and disastrous border policy” of President Joseph Biden. This week Trump, who after leaving the White House settled in his private club Mar-a-Lago, in southeastern Florida, gave his first interview as a former president to the Fox News channel and reiterated that he does not recognize Biden’s victory. The interview took place after he was acquitted of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is a month into his presidency and at least one pattern is clear. He doesn’t want to talk about the “the former guy.” That guy is Donald Trump. But if Biden is reluctant to say Trump’s name too much, a lot of what he has been doing has been in direct contrast to his predecessor’s legacy. On policy, symbolism and style, from the Earth’s climate to what’s not on his desk (Trump’s button to summon a Diet Coke), Biden has been purging Trumpism however he can in an opening stretch that is wholly unlike the turmoil and trouble of his predecessor’s first month. The test for Biden is whether his stylistic changes will be matched by policies that deliver a marked improvement from Trump, and a month is not long enough to measure that. Further, the length of Biden’s honeymoon is likely to be brief...
    By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden walked into the Oval Office for the first time as president a month ago, his pens were ready. Already. Lining a fine wooden box, they bore the presidential seal and an imprint of his signature, a micro-mission accomplished in advance of his swearing-in. Four years ago, pens were just one more little drama in Donald Trump's White House. The gold-plated signature pens he favored had to be placed on rush order in his opening days. Over time, he came to favor Sharpies over the government-issued pens. On matters far more profound than a pen, Biden is out to demonstrate that the days of a seat-of-the-pants presidency are over. He wants to show that the inflationary cycle of outrage can be contained. That things can get done by the book. That the new guy can erase the...
    President Biden has said he hopes Americans can 'return to normalcy' by the end of this year. Biden's wish was aired during a visit to a Pfizer vaccine manufacturing facility in Michigan on Friday, as the number of people in hospital with the coronavirus dipped below 60,000 for the first time since November, with 2,477 daily deaths having been recorded. The levels are now similar to earlier peak levels of hospitalizations that were seen before the surges of last spring and summer.  'I believe we'll be approaching normalcy by the end of this year and this Christmas will be different than last but I can't make that commitment to you. There are other strains of the virus,' Biden said.  President Joe Biden delivered remarks on the vaccine roll-out. He toured a state-of-the-art coronavirus vaccine plant on Friday and said he hoped for 'normalcy' by Christmas here are currently...
    The first group of 25 migrants who, like tens of thousands more, were stranded for months at the Mexican border while advancing their asylum process in the United States crossed into California as ordered by the president, Joe Biden, in a new move by the Democrat for humanize the country’s immigration policy. It is about “a group of 25 migrants who belonged to the MPP (Migrant Protection Protocol) program and which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) chose because of their high vulnerability,” leader Alex Mensing told Efe. , of the organization Pueblo Sin Fronteras. The migrants crossed at approximately 8 a.m. local time (11 a.m. ET) through the San Ysidro port of entry aboard a bus of the International Organization for Migrants (IOM), also a UN agency, added Pedro Ríos. , chairman of the American Friends Service Committee in San Diego. After crossing the border, the 25...
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to wait a month for a call from President Biden, and while Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman got a call Thursday, it came not from Biden but from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. The big picture: Biden, Austin, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and national security adviser Jake Sullivan have together called officials from at least 43 countries, with Blinken alone calling 39 (there’s considerable overlap between their call lists). Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free The administration’s first calls generally went to America’s neighbors, Canada and Mexico, followed by the U.K., France, Germany as well as leaders from the EU and NATO. Major U.S. partners in the Pacific (Australia, India, Japan and South Korea) have also taken priority, while Biden and Blinken have both...
    Jill Biden's first solo televised interview as First Lady will be with Kelly Clarkson. The 38-year-old Grammy winner announced on Twitter and Instagram today that she's scored the coveted one-on-one, Dr. Biden's first since her husband took office in January.  'I’m going to the White House, y’all!' Kelly says in the social media clip. 'First Lady Jill Biden and I are hanging for the Kelly Clarkson Show! I’m so excited!'  A Moment Like This! Jill Biden's first solo televised interview as First Lady will be with Kelly Clarkson 'I’m going to the White House, y’all!' Kelly, 38, said in a social media clip. 'First Lady Jill Biden and I are hanging for the Kelly Clarkson Show! I’m so excited!' Hear Me! The Kelly Clarkson Show: White House Edition with the First Lady, Jill Biden will air on NBC on Thursday, February 25 The Kelly Clarkson Show: White House Edition with...
    The ‘audacious lie’ behind a hedge fund’s promise to sustain local journalism New head of Merkels CDU misfires with pandemic comments By David Callaway, Callaway Climate Insights https://twitter.com/greentechmedia/status/1361440906096889860 © Provided by 24/7 Wall St. Yet more deadly winter weather is forecast for hard-hit Texas, Oklahoma and the southeast Tuesday night, bringing record low temperatures and significant snow accumulation, the National Weather Service said. Load Error Global warming threats are typically no match for a record cold spell, and often the scapegoat, as we’re seeing today in Texas and the mid-U.S. But make no mistake, this is a climate disaster, and the failure of the Texas grid — dwarfing that of California this past summer — dramatically underscores the fact that we are not ready. Texas, legendary home to the oil industry, is actually the U.S. leader in renewable energy. On a good day, wind and solar...
    US President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 16, 2021.SAUL LOEB | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden tried to avoid dwelling on his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, as he delivered a public-facing sales pitch for Congress to quickly pass his massive coronavirus relief bill. "I'm tired of talking about Donald Trump. I don't want to talk about him anymore," Biden said Tuesday night during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "For four years, all that's been in the news is Trump," Biden said at another point. "For the next four years, I wanna make sure the news is the American people." Biden's visit to the Badger State, his first official trip as president, came as House Democrats gear up to pass the $1.9 trillion Covid relief package before the end of February. The president, peppered with...
    During a town hall on CNN on Tuesday, President Joe Biden stated that he thinks we will be “close to” having the majority of K-8 schools back five days a week at the end of his first 100 days in office. Host Anderson Cooper asked, “Well, let me ask you — your administration had set a goal to open the majority of schools in your first 100 days. You’re now saying that means those schools may only be open for at least one day a week –.” Biden then cut in to say, “No, that’s not true. That’s what was reported. That’s not true. It was a mistake in the communication. But what I’m talking about is I said opening the majority of schools in K through 8th grade. Because they’re the easiest to open, the most needed to be open in terms of the impact on children and families...
    Sony Playstation 5 : Anyone who has tried to play something with members of their family who are not usually used to having a controller in their hands will have noticed that many of the Nintendo games are especially accessible to them. Specifically Mario Kart 8 Deluxe triumphs among those who do not have expertise with this video game, something that apparently the granddaughter of Joe Biden, President of the United States. And it is that the recently elected president of the North American country has just made his first visit to Camp David, a regular official retreat for American leaders, and has taken his family with him. Among the members who have accompanied the president is Naomi biden, granddaughter of the prime minister and responsible for having uploaded to Instagram a video in which you can see Joe Biden playing a Mario Kart arcade machine. Although it is...
    President Biden has embarked on an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office, facing the challenge of ramping up vaccine distribution during the pandemic and providing financial assistance to millions of struggling Americans. His $1.9 trillion Covid relief package has been advancing in congressional committees, which are fleshing out the details. The House Ways and Means Committee has passed part of the package that includes $1,400 checks for many Americans. The checks would go to individuals who earn less than $75,000 a year and under $150,000 for couples. The legislation would also boost federal unemployment benefits from $300 to $400 a week and expand the child tax credit. The child tax credit would provide most families with $3,000 a year for each child between the ages of 6 and 17. The amount would be $3,600 for each child under 6. The legislation is moving forward under the process...
    Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards President Joe Biden is on the best presidential honeymoon since at least Bill Clinton in 1993. A special online edition of the CNBC All-America Economic Survey focusing on the Biden agenda finds his approval rating at a sky-high 62%, beating the first presidential ratings of Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton and Trump. In fact, Biden's initial rating is 18 points higher than Trump's. The survey of 1,000 people conducted earlier this month with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5%, sees Biden with majority approval so far for his handling of the economy and for uniting the country. Sixty-five percent of the public approve of his actions so far when it comes to fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike Trump, Biden "has made the coronavirus his most important issue in office and throughout the campaign," said Jay Campbell, partner with Hart Research, the Democratic pollster...
    Prosecutors in the impeachment of Donald Trump said they will show that the then president was not an “innocent bystander” but the main instigator of the deadly attack on Capitol with which he tried to nullify his electoral loss to Joe Biden. On the first day full of allegations, the main prosecutor of the House of Representatives promised to present the evidence that the former president encouraged his followers in an act to go to the legislative palace on January 6 and then, far from doing anything to stop the violence, he observed with “jubilation” when a mob stormed the compound. Five people died. “It may have seemed like chaos and madness to us, but there was method in the madness that day,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin. The events of the day followed an emotional session on Tuesday that provoked the fury of the former president at the long and...
    (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here."Today stands alone in American history," Anderson Cooper said at the top of "AC360" Tuesday night. "Only three presidents, as you know, have ever been impeached. Only one has been impeached twice. And today his second trial began. It takes place at a crime scene, and that too is a first."Earlier in the day on MSNBC, Nicolle Wallace said "we should be very cautious not to cover this as a political story. This is a security story, and this is a vote about security, a vote about truth. I know there's always a temptation to make this about the gravitational pull of Donald Trump's politics. But that is not what this is about."However, the right-wing media only has one setting, raw partisanship. So when news anchors talk about the day...
    (CNN)The White House plans to bring back presidential addresses directly to the American people this weekend, continuing in the tradition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's fireside chats."This is a time-honored tradition in the country of hearing from the President in this way, from FDR's Fireside Chats to Ronald Reagan establishing the weekly presidential radio address," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Friday. "President (Joe) Biden will continue that tradition, and we expect it to take on a variety of forms."Biden's inaugural edition will be a "conversation" between him and Michelle, a Roseville, California resident who lost her job at a startup clothing company due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Psaki.The conversation will be released on the White House's social media channels, Psaki said.The reinstatement of the presidential addresses is another return by the Biden administration to presidential traditions and norms, including the resumption of daily White House...
    Jill Biden enlisted two canine aides to help her encourage Americans to mask up amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a new PSA that features the First Lady and her beloved German Shepherds Champ and Major.  In the clip - which was filmed at the White House and is due to air during the 17th annual Puppy Bowl on Sunday - the 69-year-old professor urges her fellow pet owners to protect themselves against COVID-19 by wearing a face covering, insisting that they 'owe it' to their pets to stay healthy.  'The unconditional love from a dog is one of the most beautiful things on earth - and we owe it to them to keep ourselves healthy,' she says, while glancing down at her dogs. 'So please keep wearing your mask, even when you're out walking your dog.'  Paws-itive message: First Lady Jill Biden enlisted her dogs Champ and Major...
    As President Joe Biden settles into his new role leading the country, differences from former President Donald Trump regarding the media continue to emerge. This time, the difference has shown itself with regards to sit-down interviews. Biden took part in his first sit-down interview on Wednesday with People Magazine since becoming president. The interview, published on Feb. 3, also featured First Lady Jill Biden, and the duo largely spoke about family and marriage. (RELATED: Here’s Everything You Need To Know From The Bidens’ Interview With People Magazine) “My whole life, I’d always rather be with my boys, with my children,” Biden said during one part of the interview. “I like being with everybody else. But if I got to go away skiing with the boys and my daughter. I went with my grandkids, to me it’s the thing that I care about the most.” Absent was the hard-hitting questions about policies and...
    In what’s likely to go down as the opening salvo of the Biden-era antitrust debate, US Senator Amy Klobuchar will introduce new legislation later today to update the country’s antitrust laws. While we don’t have all the details of the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act of 2021 just yet, one significant point is that it would better equip regulatory authorities to take on their Big Tech counterparts.  Let’s be clear: we have a monopoly problem. But we can’t take on the biggest companies in the world with just Band-Aids and duct tape. We need legislation that will increase enforcement resources & tighten our antitrust laws–so I’m introducing a new bill that will do just that. https://t.co/9GFb9TTHaH — Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 4, 2021 According to Protocol, Klobuchar calls for providing the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission with new regulatory powers and millions...
    First Lady Jill Biden delighted her close friend Michelle Obama a touching personal gift from the White House.   Dr Biden, 69, sent the Obamas a hamper of vegetables picked from the White House Kitchen Garden, which was planted by the then First Lady Michelle Obama in 2009.  The 2,800 square foot garden on the South Lawn provides locally-grown food for the first family and White House guests. It also serves as a model for how food can be grown at home.   Special delivery! First Lady Jill Biden sent close friend Michelle Obama (pictured together) a hamper of vegetables picked from the White House Kitchen Garden as an unexpected treat Delighted: Mrs Obama shared a photo of the delivery on Instagram and publicly thanked her friend, adding: 'Love you, Jill!' (pictured) Mrs Obama shared a photo of the delivery on Instagram and publicly thanked her friend, adding: 'Love...
    Why Tom Brady is one of America’s most polarizing athletes These Stylish Nightstands Are All Less Than $150 Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Matt Smith Photographer / Shutterstock.com Whenever there’s a changeover in the presidential administration, it can have major ramifications on the economy and the stock market. Now that President Joe Biden has officially taken office, investors can start planning with more certainty as to how they wish to position their portfolios. Read: 25 Top-Paying Dividend Stocks That Will Make You Rich Based on what Biden has publicly announced as his policy changes — and investor speculation on what these may mean for the markets — individual stocks have already started making moves. If you want to make money during the Biden administration,...
    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...
    After just one week in the White House, the Biden administration is already buckling under the pressure from the coronavirus pandemic as officials are still yet to locate the 20million COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed to the states last month.   A Politico report on Saturday painted a picture of what officials have described as a messy transition for the Biden team that has been confronted with a worse-than-expected situation on all fronts.  Prior to taking office, Biden had promised to tackle the pandemic with an effective COVID-19 response plan and later announced a rather ambitious goal to inoculate 100million Americans in his first 100 days.  But the president and his team have since found themselves floundering and grappling to keep the virus under control while simultaneously dealing with a vaccine shortage.  The team is also still trying track down the 20million doses that were...
    Those lights that are just shooting out from the Lincoln Memorial along the Reflecting Pool – it’s like almost extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America. It was a moment where the new President came to town and sort of convened the country in this moment of remembrance, outstretching his arms.’ Believe it or not, those were the actual words of CNN’s political director, David Chalian, ‘reporting’ on Joe Biden’s appearance at a light show on Washington DC’s National Mall on the eve of his inauguration.  British Conservatives have long railed against ‘BBC bias’ and the ‘Left-wing media’, but honestly… The non-stop, undiluted, self-abasing fawning over Biden and his new administration on display over the past week or so from America’s smug, self-righteous, sanctimonious press corps makes North Korea’s mad ‘Dear Leader’ broadcasts sound like Radio Four’s Today programme. So what, you might say? Biden’s team said they inherited...
    President Joe Biden signs executive orders for economic relief to COVID-19-hit families and businesses On Friday, WorldOMeters reported 169,033 new cases of COVID-19 in the United States—even though Missouri and Nebraska never got around to providing numbers. For Missouri, this has become a regular event as Republican Gov. Mike Parson made it clear some months ago he thought there was just too darn much visibility into how many people were getting sick and dying.  There’s no doubt about it, this number is horrendous. It wasn’t until Halloween, nine months into the pandemic, that the United States first hit 100,000 cases in a day. The first day that exceeded 150,000 came less than two weeks later. By the first of December, it was over 200,000 cases per day. Since Nov. 4, there’s been not a single day in the United States without over 100,000 new cases. And that includes the sparse reporting...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. Leahy: We are joined in studio now by the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael. Crom, good morning. Carmichael: Michael, good morning, sir. Leahy: Crom, I’ve been thinking about this question I want to ask you, what really is Joe Biden up to? Carmichael: Well we need to go back to first principles. And our Declaration of Independence describes it as well as it can be described. And that is and that is that under God, God’s goal is for us to be treated equally. Now that doesn’t mean the result is equal. I thought of Robert Woodson when Tucker Carlson asked...
    YOUR next $1,400 stimulus check could be the first of many as some Democrats have revealed they support recurring $2,000 relief payments. President Joe Biden's proposal for a third round of stimulus checks has sparked a push for monthly recurring payments. 3Biden's proposal for a third round of relief checks has sparked a push for monthly recurring paymentsCredit: Getty Images - Getty However, House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth - who spoke with MarketWatch on Wednesday - said he hasn't heard anything about recurring payments. Yarmuth said Dems are hoping to pass a "filibuster-proof budget reconciliation package" by March. Democrat Greg Nasif, a spokesman for non-profit group Humanity Forward, told the news outlet: "Families, small businesses and the overall economy are all pretty much the same on this issue. "They need to plan their budgets. They do better, and they spend more, when they know what’s coming. "That’s why recurring installments...
    US states will get their first shipments of desperately needed special syringes to help them get every dose out of Pfizer's vials of COVID-19 vaccines this week, health department officials told CBS News.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its go-ahead to clinicians to extract a sixth dose from Pfizer's vials after providers discovered they could often eke out six or even seven doses from the tiny glass bottles labeled to have just five.  But the type of syringe - called 'low dead space syringe' - that make this possible to do efficiently is in short supply. Only a few manufacturers make these niche supplies, and typically on an as-needed basis because they are used for so few types of injections.  President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to funnel funds and assistance to companies that make low dead space syringes, like Becton Dickinson (BD), the largest manufacturer...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken is speaking with reporters on Wednesday, his first full day at the helm of the State Department. Blinken, a longtime diplomat and adviser to President Joe Biden, was confirmed by the Senate in a 78-22 vote Tuesday and will be ceremonially sworn into office by Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House on Wednesday.How to watch Secretary of State Antony Blinken deliver remarks today What: Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks to the media  Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Location: The State Department Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device After arriving for his first full day of work, Blinken delivered virtual remarks to State Department employees. He acknowledged the unprecedented times the nation is living in, as those who were before him in-person...
    Moderna confirmed on Wednesday that it is in talks with the U.S. to supply an additional 100 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine. The federal government had already signed an agreement with the biotechnology company last year to purchase 200 million doses of the inoculation, and the new purchase would bring the total up to 300 million. This supply will be enough to immunize nearly half of the country's population with the two-shot regimen.  If the deal goes through, Moderna would deliver the additional doses in summer 2021. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden said he is also hoping to buy 100 million more doses of the other vaccine approved for emergency use authorization in the U.S., made by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, to ensure the nation has enough vaccines for the long term. Even more doses could be available if federal scientists approve a single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson,...
    White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiOn The Money: Senate confirms Yellen as first female Treasury secretary | Biden says he's open to tighter income limits for stimulus checks | Administration will look to expedite getting Tubman on bill Biden press secretary playfully accepts advice from 'Scandal' counterpart Overnight Health Care: Biden says anyone who wants vaccine may be able to get it by spring | Moderna says vaccine effective on variants, but tests booster shot | California lifts regional stay-at-home order MORE and "The Circus" are offering viewers a peek at part of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. rarely seen by the public. In a clip obtained exclusively by The Hill of this Sunday's "Circus" episode on Showtime, Psaki is seen doing a bit of dance prep before she walks out to the podium for her first briefing last week. The footage, recorded on a White House press aide's iPhone, shows...
    At least five people injured in Portland after vehicle hits multiple pedestrians Politics live updates: Yellen confirmed as Treasury secretary; Biden predicts vaccine available to general public in spring Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life The First Photos of Champ and Major at the White House Are Finally Here It's a moment that pet lovers have been waiting for: Champ and Major have officially moved into the White House along with their family. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden's two German shepherds are making themselves at home, as these official photos of the First Dogs on the White House lawn show. Keep reading to see what will surely be the first adorable snaps of many, and for some incredible shots from...
    (CNN)As his first full week in the White House begins, Joe Biden already faces critical early tests of a presidency premised on political compromise and uniting Washington to fight the pandemic.The President's team Sunday appealed for two things that may ultimately be elusive — time to stand up an aggressive attempt to finally turn around the Covid-19 nightmare and Republican buy-in for his $1.9 trillion economic relief plan.In the week ahead, Biden is expected to unleash a new blitz of executive actions to deliver momentum to his new administration -- on Monday, for instance, removing the ban on transgender people serving in the military. Biden is planning a busy week of executive action. Heres what you need to knowThe President plans to move aggressively later in the week, taking steps to boost US workers, address racial inequality and combat climate change.But true, lasting change and the nation's hopes of finally...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gotten ahead of his European Union Heads of Government counterparts and has become in the first European leader on the phone with the newly elected president of the United States, Joe Biden. Johnson himself shared in your Instagram account an image of himself in shirtsleeves, talking on the phone, smiling. “It was great speaking with President Joe Biden tonight. I look forward to deepening the long-standing partnership between our two countries as we drive a green recovery and Sustainable Covid-19“wrote Johnson. White House statement “The president conveyed his intention to strengthen the special relationship between our countries and revitalize transatlantic ties, underscoring NATO’s fundamental role in our collective defense and our shared values, “the White House said in a statement on the phone call between the dignitaries. The note highlighted that Biden noted the “importance of cooperation, including through multilateral organizations, on shared...
    Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff has said that it was love at first sight when he met Vice President Kamala Harris, and predicts that he will be the first of many men to serve as the partner to a vice president or president. Emhoff, 56, penned an op-ed for GQ on Tuesday, expressing his pride in Harris and saying that joining her on the campaign trail was a 'humbling experience' that gave him new appreciation for politics. 'The moment I met Kamala, I knew I was in love. Not just because of who she is—the warm, funny, and compassionate woman who grounds our family—but also because of the deep resolve with which she fights for the causes she believes in,' Emhoff wrote. Emhoff met Harris on a blind date in 2013, when she was the attorney general of California and he was a high-powered entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles. Second Gentleman...
    EFE Agency López Obrador and Biden hold first conversation as heads of state Mexico, Jan 22 (EFE) .- The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, held his first conversation as heads of state this Friday with the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, in which they discussed issues such as migration, the covid-19 pandemic and development cooperation.
    U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to respond to the economic crisis during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response event in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Joe Biden has painted a bleak picture of the nation's coronavirus outbreak in his first few days in office, warning that it will take months to turn around the pandemic's trajectory and that fatalities are expected to dramatically rise over the next few weeks. "A lot of America is hurting. The virus is surging. We're 400,000 dead expected to reach well over 600,000," Biden said on Friday before signing two executive orders designed to reduce hunger and bolster workers' rights amid the pandemic. The U.S. surpassed 400,000 total Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, with a quarter of those coming over the previous 36 days, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins...
    Jill Biden, in her first solo outing as first lady, stopped on Capitol Hill to thank National Guard members for their service during her husband's inauguration. She noted the Biden's were a National Guard family, invoking the memory of the late Beau Biden, who served in the Delaware National Guard. 'The National Guard will always hold a special place in the hearts of all the Bidens,' she said.  Beau Biden served in Iraq in 2008 and received a visit from his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, at Camp Victory in 2009. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015.  Jill Biden carried a basket filled with chocolate-chip cookies for the service members, who had to spend part of Thursday's cold night in a garage after being told they could not take their breaks in the Capitol. The report of the guards' treatment caused outrage among lawmakers and the service...
    The Bidens are already installed in the White House and Jill Biden, 69, will continue to work as a teacher during her husband’s presidency, something unheard of among the first ladies. The new first lady of the United States has inaugurated her presidential agenda with a videoconference for teachers, in which he has promised support in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. With this fact, she becomes the first lady to combines his profession with the Washington labors. Likewise, together with his own cabinet he will act as hostess of the White House and how counselor of Biden. Unlike the previous first lady, Melania Trump, which she exercised very discreetly despite the exposure, Jill Biden will work for the fight against cancer, military families and education. For its part, Michelle Obama took advantage of the media spotlight to become a icon for many people and Hillary...
    Former White House Chief Usher Timothy Harleth was gone from his job before Joe and Jill Biden arrived at the White House on Inauguration Day, leaving the new first couple awkwardly standing at the front door, waiting to go inside.  What remains unclear is who fired the man in charge of the White House residence, whose job it was to make sure such awkward events don't happen. The blame is being pointed at both outgoing President Donald Trump and the Bidens. 'It happened before we walked in the door,' White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at her briefing on Friday when asked who fired Harleth. But a former senior administration official with President Trump told DailyMail.com that the firing came at the request of the Bidens.  'The head usher enjoyed the confidence of the Trump family throughout his tenure. Any suggestion that his resignation was at the direction of...
    When the Apollo 17 crew returned from the moon they brought back a 3.9-billion-year-old lunar rock that is now on display inside the White House’s Oval Office. The small boulder held by a metal clamp and encased in glass, sits located on a bookshelf that features items intended to remind Americans of the ambition and accomplishments of earlier generations. NASA loaned the moon rock, at the request of the Biden Administration, from its Lunar, from the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. At the base of the structure is an inscription dedicated to the three men of the Apollo 17 mission, which was the last NASA astronauts to walk across the lunar surface. Scroll down for video  When the Apollo 17 crew returned from the moon they brought back a 3.9-billion-year-old lunar rock that is now on display inside the White House’s Oval Office...
    (CNN)Have you seen Joe Biden's tweet??!?!Yes, the President of the United States was up and tweeting at 7:45 Friday morning! And man, what a tweet! It was 30-second video clip from Biden's inaugural address on Wednesday, in which the 46th president said that "with unity we can do great things, important things."With unity, we can do great things. pic.twitter.com/BMCgyZkdH1— President Biden (@POTUS) January 22, 2021 He really tweeted that! DANG!This is, of course, a joke. Biden did sent the tweet above. But it's decidedly non-controversial. It's the sort of thing we used to describe as "presidential" behavior.Which brings me to this: The single most radical thing that Biden has done in his first 48 hours of being president is act totally and completely normally.Read MoreHe's signed a series of executive orders rolling back measures put in place by former President Donald Trump. He delivered a speech outlining the specific steps...
    Chelsea Clinton has been ridiculed on Twitter after she revealed a highly observant comment made by her four-year-old son about Joe Biden's inauguration.  Clinton, the only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton, said she told her son Aidan that 'it's the 21st day of the 21st year in the 21st century'.  Her son then quipped: 'Yeah, but it's cooler it's Joe Biden's first full day in the White House'. The post attracted attention from other Twitter users who responded with disbelief and ridicule that a four-year-old could have made the observant comment.   Chelsea Clinton said she told her son Aidan that 'it's the 21st day of the 21st year in the 21st century'. Her son then quipped: 'Yeah, but it's cooler it's Joe Biden's first full day in the White House' Clinton is the only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Above, Chelsea is pictured in a 2019 file image ...
    New York : Joe Biden announced that he will take steps to curb the supply of oil. Photo: PAUL RATJE / . / . The prices of the Petroleum have risen due to the expectations that the new administration of the president is generating Joe biden who intends to spend $ 1.9 trillion to stimulate the economy and aim to adjust the supply of crude. Janet Yellen, the former chair of the Federal Reserve and nominated by Biden to be Secretary of the Treasury Department The US government told the Senate Finance Committee that the government should “go big” on fiscal spending aimed at boosting the economy as it tries to recover from the US pandemic. COVID-19. Analysts mention that the fall in dollar price, after Yellen’s comments, helped the oil price rally. Biden is also expected to take steps to curb the crude industry...
    Mitch McConnell has accused Joe Biden of being headed in 'the wrong direction' on his first full day in office. McConnell, who until the Senate switched hands on Wednesday was the Majority Leader, said that he had been unimpressed with the initial actions of Biden, who he has known for decades, and accused him of being beholden to a Left-wing fringe of his party. Biden was in the Senate from 1973 to 2009. McConnell, who like Biden is 78, has been in the Senate since 1985. The Kentucky Republican, now Senate Minority Leader, was unimpressed by Biden's actions on immigration, climate change, civil rights and COVID. Mitch McConnell on Thursday expressed concern at Joe Biden's initial moves as president Biden, who has known McConnell for almost 40 years, spent his day undoing Trump policies Biden signed 17 Executive Orders or actions on Wednesday afternoon, getting to work immediately...
    Wasting no time. Sean Hannity seemed eager to sum up President Joe Biden’s first week as an unmitigated disaster, so eager, in fact, that he didn’t feel it necessary for 80 percent of Biden’s first week to have actually occurred. To start off his Thursday show, the Fox News host claimed “the Biden administration is off to a very rocky start,” while his show’s chyron offered its own time-traveling judgment on the next five days. Hannity then claimed Biden was “struggling” to “answer simple questions,” alluding to the president sniping back at an AP reporter with his trademark exasperated: “C’mon, give me a break, man” when challenged on whether his vaccine rollout plan was ambitious enough. The Fox host then decried Biden’s “anti-energy policies” as “destroying” what will be “hundreds of thousands of American jobs,” in an apparent reference to the president living up to his campaign promise to, in part, shut down...
    Jill Biden held her first solo event as first lady on Thursday night, holding a zoom call with educators to praise their work during the pandemic. 'As a fellow educator and your first lady welcome to the White House,' she said in her opening. On the 22-minute call, Biden revealed she taught her community college class the morning she and the president left for Washington D.C. for his inauguration, joked it's 'funny' to call her husband President Biden, and vowed the administration would help schools fight the pandemic.  Jill Biden, dressed in a cherry red dress and pearls, hit the ground running on her first full day in the White House. She joined President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff in attending a virtual interfaith prayer service Thursday morning. Then held her event Thursday night. Jill Biden held her first solo event as first lady...
    The new President of the United States must honor his electoral promises, defeat a pandemic and resurgent domestic terrorism, but the indictment of Donald Trump in the Senate and the antagonism of Russia could come to thwart his ambitions. correspondent in New York Lhe party was beautiful, very beautiful even, in the opinion of elected Democrats and Republicans mixed who had the chance to attend. This inauguration ceremony of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, promised to be a gloomy one, with the threats of an attack from the far-right and the social distancing required by the covid pandemic (408,000 deaths across the country). Atlantic). It did not happen. Superb panorama facing the Capitol and the 190,000 American flags planted in the ground to honor the public kept at a safe distance, polished choreography, exceptional and inspired speakers, from Lady Gaga...
    On January 21, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 in the United States was confirmed. At the time, the Trump administration did not appreciate gravity. An unidentified person arrived from Wuhan in mid-January 2020. He had some discomfort, fever, respiratory problems. He thought it was the common flu – on January 21 it was confirmed to be COVID-19. That day it became public the first contagion of the disease that already adds 406 thousand deaths in the country and 24.5 million infections. At the time, the Donald Trump administration did not assess the severity of the disease. Few did, to be honest. But as the days passed, the state of inactivity continued. Trump refused to act quickly. He wasn’t even considering wearing a mask for his events, in the middle of the election year. Until he was infected: there he used it, although for a few days. On February...
    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch a fireworks show on the National Mall from the Truman Balcony at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Jill Biden's Inauguration Concert outfit had a number of hidden symbols.  The first lady wore a custom ivory coat and matching embroidered dress by Gabriela Hearst.  Her dress was adorned with flowers for every US state and territory.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration outfit was packed with hidden meanings, but she wasn't the only one who made a powerful fashion statement on Wednesday.  First lady Jill Biden wore multiple symbolic looks throughout the day, including an ocean-blue dress and matching coat from the NYC-based luxury fashion label Markarian. Jill Biden wore an outfit from emerging designer Markarian to her husband's inauguration. Jim Lo Scalzo/Associated Press A representative for Markarian told Insider that...
    During the inauguration speech, Joe Biden has called for the unity of the citizens of the United States. The inauguration ceremony has beenor loaded with symbolism, because this democratic change in power has taken place in the same building that two weeks ago was assaulted by supporters of Donald Trump. Lady Gaga has been the singer who has given voice to the American national anthem. The strict security measures and also the sanitary restrictions have made it a different investiture, which has counted with only 1,000 guests. The esplanade in front of the Capitol has been full of flags, specifically 200,000 flags that symbolized US citizens who have not been able to be present at this event. Among the guests has been Mike Pence as representative of the government of Donald Trump, which has not attended the inauguration. Kamala harris she couldn’t hide her happiness at becoming...
    While millions of Americans celebrated the inauguration of a new administration Wednesday, those with ties to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) saw a glass ceiling shattered as one of their own alumni was sworn into the second-highest office in the nation. Vice President Kamala Harris made history when she became the first female, first Black American and first person of South Asian descent to be sworn in — and as a graduate of Howard University, the first alumnus of an HBCU to take the office.  "What she is showing is that HBCUs have produced the top-level executives, the top quality," Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover said Thursday on CBSN. "So no one can ever ask that question again, about 'Are HBCUs relevant,' because she has shown that HBCUs are relevant." Glover also said HBCUs need more resources. "HBCUs need research centers. They need to be...
    U.S. Yesterday began a new chapter in American history, Joe Biden was sworn in as the new president of the country. Read more
    Joe Biden's inauguration saw the Secret Service put on the biggest motorcade procession in history, as at least seven 'Beast' limousines and an armada of armored cars transported the new president, vice president and three former presidents through the nation's capital.  Seven heavily armored presidential limos, nicknamed the Beasts, were seen driving through Washington DC flanked by dozens of fortified SUVs and supporting vehicles after Wednesday's inauguration ceremony.  The mammoth procession took Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton and their wives to Arlington Cemetery where they took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.   Other officials and members of the media also attended while Donald Trump was notably absent after he refused to respect protocol and join in welcoming his successor to the White House.  The outing marked...
    The inauguration ceremony of Democrat Joe Biden as president of the United States and Kamala Harris as vice president began this Wednesday at a ceremony in Washington DC, amid strict security measures | 01/20/2021 | ionicons-v5-c10: 23 | AP | U.S.- Joe biden will officially become this Wednesday President of the United States when he and the vice president-elect Kamala harris lend oath at Capitol, in Washington, D.C. 12:10 President Joe biden He calls on Americans to overcome their divisions by declaring in his first speech that « without unity, there is no peace. » Biden vowed during his inaugural address that he would be honest with the country as it grapples with difficulties, as leaders, he said, have an obligation to « defend the truth and defeat lies. » He asked those who did not vote for him to give him a chance. He said, « listen to me, as you...
    Yesterday was an important day for the USA and it is that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris became President and Vice President of the United States -creating history after its passage-. While Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez acted during the inauguration, Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake enlivened the atmosphere once the act ended. A different (and safe) celebration The Covid-19 pandemic has made the inauguration different from that of other years. The safety distance, not wanting to crowd people in the same space or the mandatory use of the mask made a big difference, making part of the celebration take place inside the White House (and in privacy). In this way, Justin Timberlake presented his new song, Better days, to celebrate that special day. The performance took place at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis, Tennessee, and is accompanied by the voice of Ant Clemons. Demi...
    Anti-fascist protesters vandalize Oregon Democrats office on Biden inaugural day Key moments from the inauguration of President Joe Biden These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft 16 Highly Unnecessary Things People Waste Money On (You’re Guilty Of Many) Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © National Archives Home Improvements Every family changes the way a home looks after they move in, and presidents are no different. While some first families have been content to rearrange the White House furniture and change the drapes (so to speak),...
    The world followed Joe Biden’s inauguration live yesterday afternoon as 46 US president. The new president, probably the most powerful on the planet, was sworn in yesterday in Washington with a clear message: “Democracy has won”. He also launched a strong message against fake news. From the hand of his wife, He appeared nervous and excited outside the Capitol where he was able to listen live to Jennifer López speaking Spanish for justice and democracy in the US. Before, a spectacular Lady Gaga sang the national anthem. In turn, Kamala Harris has become the first female vice president of the United States.Her inauguration of this powerful woman with aspirations to be the next president of her country, has generated a wave of sympathy and hope in half the world. Harris, emerging figure of the Democratic Party, aspired to be a candidate for the Presidency by the Democrats, without success,...
    The world followed Joe Biden’s inauguration live yesterday afternoon as 46 US president. The new president, probably the most powerful on the planet, was sworn in yesterday in Washington with a clear message: “Democracy has won”. He also launched a strong message against fake news. From the hand of his wife, He appeared nervous and excited outside the Capitol where he was able to listen live to Jennifer López speaking Spanish for justice and democracy in the US. Before, a spectacular Lady Gaga sang the national anthem. In turn, Kamala Harris has become the first female vice president of the United States.Her inauguration of this powerful woman with aspirations to be the next president of her country, has generated a wave of sympathy and hope in half the world. Harris, emerging figure of the Democratic Party, aspired to be a candidate for the Presidency by the Democrats, without success, and...
    "We are not lacking the infrastructure. We are lacking the vaccine." Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said in a letter to the Biden Administration, a copy of which was seen by Cleveland.com. Getty/David Greedy Thousands of first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been canceled due to state shortages of supply. According to the CDC, 16 million doses have been administered in the US as of Wednesday. President Biden is already facing pressure to fix the country's unsuccessful inoculation efforts. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Multiple states have reported they are running out of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, resulting in the cancellation of tens of thousands of scheduled first-dose appointments, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Barely a month after vaccines first became available in the US, states are facing frustrating supply shortages for seemingly no discernible reason, at the same time that the federal...
    President Joe Biden's new press secretary Jen Psaki promised to bring 'transparency and truth' back to the government - and told reporters that she respects the role they play during her first press briefing.  'I will just state because you gave me the opportunity I have deep respect for the role of a free and independent press in our democracy and for the role all of you play,' Psaki said. It was a far cry from former President Donald Trump's and his White House press secretaries' war against the media, with Trump often calling reporters the 'enemy of the people.'  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said her goal was to bring 'transparency and truth' back to the government and she told White House reporters she respected the role they played  Psaki briefed for the first time in the hours following the swearing-in of President Joe Biden on Wednesday ...
    New York City closing vaccination sites due to lack of supply Live updates: Inauguration underway as Biden, Harris near big moment These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Shutterstock.com All presidencies are different, but they share one thing in common: change. Even when the same political party remains in control of the executive branch, the new president always has a new platform or agenda that they want to implement. When a new political party takes power, the changes can be dramatic. Read More: What a Biden Presidency Means for Your Wallet Such is the case in 2021 as the Democrats have...
    Kamala harris became the first woman to be named vice president of the United States, after this Wednesday she and Democrat Joe Biden took a protest after the departure of Donald Trump. The presidential inauguration was also attended by the teacher and now the first lady Jill biden, wife of the new president. On this occasion, we want to tell you about what we found about the changing rooms used by both Kamala Harris and Jill Biden during the protest, as well as their husbands, Doug Emhoff and Joe Biden, and other characters present at the event. Kamala harris Harris made history this Wednesday by taking protest as US Vice President; She is the first woman in history to hold that position in the country. The now vice president is also the first african american and with offspring asian in the post. At the investiture ceremony, Harris winked at...
    WASHINGTON -- Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges.In a first vote, the Senate confirmed Biden's nominee for Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines. Senators worked into the evening and overcame some Republican opposition to approve his first Cabinet member, in what's traditionally a show of good faith on Inauguration Day to confirm at least some nominees for a new president's administration.EMBED More News Videos Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York gives his first remarks as the chamber's majority leader on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Haines, a former CIA deputy director, will become a core member of Biden's security team, overseeing the 18 agencies that make up the nation's intelligence community. She was confirmed 84-10.The new Senate Majority Leader...
    LPresident of the United States Joe Biden has already signed three first documents: a declaration of inauguration, cabinet appointments and sub-cabinet appointments, in the Presidents’ room of the United States Capitol, under the gaze of the vice president American Kamala Harris. He then went to Arlington Cemetery with three of his predecessors to gather at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Later in the day, Joe Biden will take 17 presidential actions to reverse Donald Trump’s flagship measures, notably by committing the return of the United States to the Paris climate agreement and to the World Organization of the United States. Health, according to his advisers.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 7:15 p.m. White House press secretary Jen Psaki is delivering the first news briefing of Joe Biden’s presidency, a once standard part of past administrations that was largely sidelined during the Trump era. Psaki said Wednesday that she will bring truth and transparency to the White House briefing room, a clear reference to her predecessors under President Donald Trump. The Trump administration took an openly combative tone with the news media. Sean Spicer, who was Trump’s first press secretary, set the tenor four years ago by claiming that the audience at Trump’s inauguration was the largest in history, despite photographic evidence to the contrary. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JOE BIDEN’S INAUGURATION AS THE 46TH U.S. PRESIDENT: Joe Biden took the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predict that up to 508,000 Americans could die of COVID-19 in less than one month. Published on Wednesday, the 'ensemble' forecast combines 37 independent forecasts of coronavirus deaths over the next four weeks into one projection. The forecast predicts that between 22,500 and 23,300 deaths from the virus will be reported each week for the next four weeks. For the week ending February 13, the ensemble forecast projects that reported COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. will be between 17,000 and 29,300. This means that, in the first 24 days in office for President Joe Biden, anywhere from 465,000 to 508,000 Americans will have died from COVID-19. It comes just one day after the national death toll eclipsed 400,000. A new CDC ensemble forecast projects the U.S. coronavirus death toll will be between 465,000 and 508,000 by the week ending February 13 (above) ...
    Democrats officially took control of the Senate on Wednesday when Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new members after she took her own oath of office, giving her party control of the White House and Congress.  Harris delivered the oath of office to the new Democratic senators: Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Alex Padilla, who replaced her representing the state of California. She returned to Capital Hill almost five hours after she became the first female vice president to preside over the Senate for the first time. The vice president also serves as president of the Senate.  Senators gave her a round of applause as she sat in the presiding chair.   One of her first duties was to read into the record her resignation as a senator from California. 'Yeah, that was very weird,' she said. She then sworn in the new members, which made Senator Chuck...
    January 20, 2021 7:00 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The United States this Wednesday marked a year since the confirmation of the first case in its territory of the new coronavirus with more infections and deaths from the disease than any other country and a new president who promised to stop the advance of the pandemic. On the day that Democrat Joe Biden takes office, the COVID-19 account started on January 20, 2020 in the United States stands at more than 24.5 million infections and 401,000 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. The US is followed in number of cases by India, with more than 10.5 million, and Brazil, with more than 211,000 deaths. The first case of COVID-19 was officially confirmed in the United States exactly one year ago, although the news spread massively the next day. The patient was a 35-year-old man living...
    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...
    WASHINGTON -- Three new Democratic senators have been sworn into office by Vice President Kamala Harris. That means their party now has control of the White House and Congress for the first time in a decade.Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff both won Senate runoff elections in Georgia earlier this month, defeating Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Alex Padilla was appointed by California's governor to fill Harris' seat.Wednesday was Harris' first time presiding over the Senate.Warnock is Georgia's first Black senator, and Padilla is California's first Hispanic senator. Ossoff is Georgia's first Jewish senator and, at 33, the Senate's youngest sitting member.The Senate is now divided 50-50. Democrats will be in control because the vice president casts tiebreaking votes in the chamber. Democrats have a 221-211 House majority, with three vacancies.Democrats last controlled the White House, Senate and House in January 2011.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story...
    WASHINGTON -- Three new Democratic senators have been sworn into office by Vice President Kamala Harris. That means their party now has control of the White House and Congress for the first time in a decade.Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff both won Senate runoff elections in Georgia earlier this month, defeating Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Alex Padilla was appointed by California's governor to fill Harris' seat.Wednesday was Harris' first time presiding over the Senate.Warnock is Georgia's first Black senator, and Padilla is California's first Hispanic senator. Ossoff is Georgia's first Jewish senator and, at 33, the Senate's youngest sitting member.The Senate is now divided 50-50. Democrats will be in control because the vice president casts tiebreaking votes in the chamber. Democrats have a 221-211 House majority, with three vacancies.Democrats last controlled the White House, Senate and House in January 2011.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story...
    Alexandra O'Neill of fashion brand Markarian was the designer behind Jill Biden's ocean-blue inauguration outfit. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Jill Biden's inauguration outfit was a custom design by NYC-based fashion brand Markarian. Biden's stylist approached designer Alexandra O'Neill, who started sketching the look in December. She said she's hopeful Biden will keep supporting emerging American talent. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jill Biden's Inauguration Day outfit set the tone for the fashion statements she'll go on to make during her time as FLOTUS. Her custom ocean-blue dress and matching coat were designed by Markarian, a New York-based luxury fashion label founded in 2017 by designer Alexandra O'Neill. O'Neill told Insider on Wednesday that she couldn't believe the first lady was wearing the pieces she started sketching about a month prior.  Biden's stylist and other team members reached out to O'Neill and a number of other designers in...
    Kamala harris Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share in mail Share on whatsapp Harris tried in the last Democratic primaries to be the party’s candidate for the White House, but it is not ruled out that her final opportunity may come in the future, even in 2024 if advanced age leads Biden to resign for a second term. Until that happens, he will have a prominent role in which he aspires to be the government with the most women in the history of the United States. Former senator Kamala Harris became the first woman to reach the Vice Presidency of the United States on Wednesday, after being sworn in before the Capitol in a ceremony marked by sanitary restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and security measures. “Ready to serve”, Harris has transferred in his first message through his official...
    Amanda Gorman made history as the youngest inaugural poet in US history with her reading of the moving poem 'The Hill We Climb' at Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony Wednesday. Gorman, a 22-year-old from Los Angeles who grew up with a speech impediment, was invited late last month to recite a poem by Jill Biden.  In the powerful piece she called for unity and strength, especially in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, saying 'But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.'  'So let us leave behind a country better than one we were left with,' she recited, urging Americans to choose peace.  The young poet revealed she wrote a few lines a day and finished her piece writing late into the night of January 6, hours after a mob of frenzied Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in a jarring attack that shocked...
    “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd said Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech was the first “to mention the virus of white supremacy.” Todd said the Jan. 6 riot, where a mob breached the Capitol building on Jan. 6 during a march that turned into a violent attempt to halt the certification of the presidential election results, made Biden’s speech far more relevant. “By the way, a point of research I had my team look, this is the first inaugural address ever to mention the virus of white supremacy,” Todd said. “We looked at every inaugural address and, you know, these are important,” Todd said. Biden promised in his inauguration speech Wednesday to bring the American people together in a tension-filled time of division and conflict. The new president listed various hardships Americans are facing now, including white supremacy, according to a transcript of his inaugural address. (RELATED: Chris Wallace...
    After taking her oath, Kamala Harris is the first African-descendant woman to hold the position of Vice President of the United States of America | 01/20/2021 |ionicons-v5-c11: 19 | Francisco Trejo | WASHINGTON – Kamala Harris was sworn in as the nation’s first female vice president Wednesday during a grim and moderate inauguration that still made history. Because she is the first woman of color to hold such a position, it was a moment loaded with symbolism. Harris was sworn in to Sonia Sotomayor, who is the first woman of color to sit on the Supreme Court. Police who defended the Capitol become Kamala’s escort She was escorted by Eugene Goodman, the African-American Capitol officer who drove the rioters out of the Senate chamber during the January 6 insurrection. Dressed in bright purple with her signature pearl necklace, Harris paused when she took the stage for the first time...
    Amanda Gorman can officially add being the youngest Inaugural poet to her growing list of accolades. The 22-year-old read a fiery and impassioned poem titled "The Hill We Climb" following the swearing-in of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. The performance put her in league with other poets who have spoken at the inauguration of a president since John F. Kennedy invited Robert Frost to speak in 1961. Her predecessors include the likes of Maya Angelou, Miller Williams and Elizabeth Alexander.  Gorman noted to The Associated Press in a recent interview that she hoped to share a message of hope and unity to usher in Biden’s presidency. However, it was important to her to also highlight the division the country faces, particularly in light of the riots that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  "That day gave me a second wave of...
    The hefty Bible accented with a Celtic cross that Joe Biden used to take his oath of office today is a family artifact that dates back nearly 130 years.  The historic leather-bound Bible, which is five inches thick, has been a Biden family heirloom since at least 1893.  'It's just been a family heirloom on the Biden side of the family and every important date is in there,' the then President-elect told late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert last month.  'For example, every time I've been sworn in for anything, the date has been on that and is inscribed on the Bible.'  The familial artifact has followed Biden, who is a practicing Catholic, throughout his 50-year political career.  The hefty Bible accented with a Celtic cross that Joe Biden used to take his oath of office today is a family artifact that dates back nearly 130 years The historic leather-bound...
    Joseph Scheidler, a major architect of the antiabortion movement, dies at 93 Todays inauguration schedule Kamala Harris and Jill Biden both sent subtle messages with their outfit choices on the eve of inauguration © Chip Somodevilla / Staff / Getty Images Kamala Harris and Jill Biden wore outfits with a meaning on the eve of the inauguration. Chip Somodevilla / Staff / Getty Images The future first and second families gathered in Washington, DC, on the eve of the inauguration. The Vice President-elect and incoming first lady both sent messages with their outfits. Both wore looks that nodded to the suffering caused by the pandemic and supported small businesses. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On the eve of the inauguration, the future first and second families gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to pay tribute to the 400,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus.  President-elect Joe...
    US Vice President Joe Biden (L) places his hand on the Biden family Bible held by his wife Jill Biden as he takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayo during and official ceremony at the Naval Observatory on January 20, 2013 in Washington.Carolyn Kaster | AFP | Getty Images Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. became the 46th U.S. president on Wednesday, completing the most daunting power transfer in recent American history. Inaugurated in a fortified Washington under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, the 78-year-old Democrat took the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol in front of a sparse bipartisan crowd. He enters the White House exactly two weeks after a mob inflamed by his predecessor, Donald Trump, stormed the Capitol, disrupting the transition to Biden's administration and leaving five people dead. Biden, the oldest American president, faces swirling crises as he and Vice President Kamala...
    Joe Biden will take 17 presidential actions upon entering the White House on Wednesday to return to Donald Trump’s flagship measures, in particular by committing the return of the United States to the Paris climate agreement and within the World Health Organization, according to his advisers. Immunologist Anthony Fauci will speak on behalf of the United States at a meeting of the WHO executive board on Thursday, said Jeff Zients, who coordinates the new administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, during a press briefing. Read also: “Is this the best time to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement?” “ Mandatory mask wearing To limit the spread of the virus, which has killed 400,000 in the country, the president will also sign a decree to make it compulsory to wear a mask in federal buildings, or for federal agents. In order to mitigate its impact on people...
    Joe and Dr. Jill Biden will be the next president and first lady of the United States. Andrew Harnik/AP Joe and Dr. Jill Biden are about to become the new president and first lady of the United States. Joe married Jill 43 years ago, but he had to propose five times before she said yes. They have been at each other's sides through celebrations and devastating losses. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. It took some convincing for Jill Taylor Jacobs to agree to marry Joe Biden.  "Joe often tells people that I didn't agree to marry him until the fifth time he asked me," she said in a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. "The truth is, I loved him from the start." Through their 43 years together, Joe and Dr. Jill Biden have been at each other's sides through successes and failures, through joyful...
    Madrid Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 09:50 Published: 20.01.2021 08:01 The replacement to the head of the White House has traditionally been one of the pillars of American democracy, allowing the alternation of powers in a perfect two-party system and ensuring the proper functioning of the institutional system of the world’s leading power. However, since 2016 All the conventions have fallen like dominoes and the arrival of Donald trump – and their departure – have turned the United States upside down. The situation is such that a mere administrative act such as the certification of the electoral result ended in an attempt to coup on January 6, when the president harangued his followers to take the Capitol. Now, the inauguration of the mandate of Democrat Joe Biden will have to take place in extreme security conditions, with a three-meter-high...
    On Wednesday, January 20, Donald Trump will cease to be president of the United States. Democrat Joe Biden will begin his term by overturning some of the decisions Trump has made so far. For example, lift travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic on the countries of the European Union, among others. Donald Trump’s last day in Casablanca has been a day without public events. And the spokesmen of the President refuse to give details of how it has been. Another thing that will also change with the arrival of Democrat Joe Biden to power will be the mandatory use of masks to avoid coronavirus infections. And it will pay tribute to the fatalities of the pandemic. Biden has also revealed that on his first day as president he will present a bill that will eventually allow obtain citizenship to 11 million immigrants. The Democrat also wants the...
    New York : President-elect Joe Biden will be accompanied by his wife Jill. Photo: Mark Wilson / . The swearing-in ceremony of the president-elect Joe biden and the vice president-elect Kamala harris will start at 11:00 am President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in by the Chief Justice, John Roberts, and the judge of the highest court Sonia Sotomayor. The priest Leo J. O’Donovan, a Jesuit priest who is a former president of Georgetown University and a close friend of the Biden family, will make an invocation; followed by Andrea Hall, the first African-American female firefighter to become a South Fulton, Georgia Fire Department captain who will recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Minutes later Lady Gaga sing the national anthem. Amanda Gorman, the country’s first youth poet laureate in 2017, will read a poem that she has written especially for the occasion...
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