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    (CNN)When President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20, he will inherit a nation that is divided. Americans are demanding leaders atone for the forces of White supremacy that motivated a mob to storm the US Capitol on January 6 in its refusal to accept President Donald Trump's loss. And people of color, despite their rising political power, have been among the communities hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and other disparities. Biden has achieved a historic feat that observers hope will help begin the process of repairing a broken country. The President-elect has the most racially diverse presidential Cabinet in the history of the US. A CNN analysis found that 50% of nominees for Cabinet positions and Cabinet-level positions are people of color. That figure includes Vice President-elect Kamala Harris who will be the first Black and South Asian person and first woman to hold the position. Former President...
    Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller will play a role in President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Fuller tweeted Sunday that she’s been “invited to participate” in Biden’s inauguration this Wednesday. According to VanderbiltHustler.com, Fuller has filmed a prerecorded message for the inauguration. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions. This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @BidenInaugural pic.twitter.com/16izLbIqEu — Sarah Fuller (@SarahFuller_27) January 17, 2021 The Vandy kicker sent shockwaves through the college football world when she kicked a ball 30 yards down field during a 41-0 loss to Missouri. Unfortunately, she didn’t win the Heisman Trophy, despite the media crowning her the second coming. CHANGING THE GAME ???? Sarah Fuller just became the first...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – President-elect Joe Biden and future First Lady Dr. Jill Biden are spending part of Monday in Philadelphia, volunteering for an MLK Day of Service project. The Bidens will lend a hand at Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger-relief organization. Biden’s official schedule also says he will be meeting with his transition team Monday. Meanwhile, President Trump’s official schedule for today looks the same as it has for the past several days. The White House says the president, “Will work from home. From early in the morning until late in the evening. He will make many calls and have many meetings.” MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Planned Armed Protests At Delaware Valley State Capitols Don’t Materialize But Authorities In It ‘For The Long Haul’ Desperation Growing For Thousands Experiencing Problems With Pennsylvania’s Unemployment System 20-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder Of Milan Loncar, Temple Grad Killed Walking Dog In Brewerytown
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As security measures are being heightened leading up to Inauguration Day, the Department of Homeland Security is laying out its plan to keep the event and its attendees safe. The Department of Homeland Security’s acting deputy says they’re ready and prepared to do what they need to do, even if President Trump should order them to stand down. Ken Cuccinelli told 60 Minutes that 25,000 National Guard members have been sent to the nation’s Capitol. Around 1,000 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard were activated to Washington following the violence that erupted in the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Last week, an additional 1,000 members were activated as well, bringing the total number of Pa. National Guard members to around 2,000. Cuccinelli says these National Guard troops are authorized to carry semi-automatic weapons on them and went on to say that these officers first and foremost must...
    On Wednesday, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. And on Sunday night, Cher led a host of stars who performed at a We The People Concert via Zoom to kick off a string of Inauguration celebrations. 'This is your time,' the superstar, 74, told Biden. 'I know you’re going to take the country in an amazing direction and I know that you love everybody, because that’s who you are.' Cher led a host of stars who performed at a We The People Concert via Zoom on Sunday night to kick off a string of Inauguration celebrations honoring President-elect Joe Biden Cher described Biden, pictured with wife Jill, as 'the right man for the right job at the right time'. He will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States at noon on Wednesday Cher described Biden as...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Inauguration week is here for President-elect Joe Biden. In just a few days, Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. There is increased security in the nation’s capital and across the country as Delaware’s favorite son prepares to be inaugurated as president. The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has led to thousands of National Guard troops on the ground. Combined with promised demonstrations at state capitals over the weekend and the COVID-19 pandemic, culminating in the perfect storm for a virtual inauguration of Biden. Beginning Monday, 11 events planned by the Biden Inaugural Committee will lead up to 12 p.m. Wednesday when Biden will be inaugurated. It all starts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “On Jan. 18, we’ll be partnering with organizations across the country to organize service events focused on COVID-19 relief efforts,” Biden said. “We hope you...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to lay out a “positive, optimistic” vision for the country in his inaugural address on Wednesday and “try to turn the page on the divisiveness, and the hatred of the last four years” under outgoing President Donald Trump, a key Biden aide said Sunday. Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s incoming communications director, told ABC’s “This Week” show that the new U.S. leader will “lay out a path forward that really calls on all of us to work together.” She added, “I think that’s what Americans all across the country want. They want a government that once again is focused on doing the right thing by them and helping them in their day-to-day lives.” “Eighty-one million Americans voted for President-elect Biden in part because he was laying out a vision for this country that gets us to a point where we can work together,”...
    The Best Things $25 Can Buy You at Sephora Faces in new places for the 2020-21 NHL season Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Recalls Googling Husband Doug Emhoff Before Their Blind Date Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Kamala Harris did some digging into husband Doug Emhoff before their fairytale romance began. The Vice President-elect and Emhoff, who will become the first-ever Second Gentleman on Inauguration Day this week, sat down for a new interview with Jane Pauley of CBS News' Sunday Morning, during which Harris revealed that she Googled Emhoff before they met on a blind date in 2013, a year before getting married. "I did!" Harris, 56, said with a laugh, while Emhoff, also 56, smiled and said, "Oh. This is a reveal!" "So, yes, my best friend set us up on a blind date," Harris explained. "And she said, 'Just trust me. Just...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday – two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in on Inauguration Day. Harris’ stepping down will allow California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Alex Padilla, a Democrat who serves as secretary of state, to fill the final two years of her vacated position. FILE: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Del.  (AP) "She’s notified Gov. Newsom, and has sent her formal indication that she will be resigning. And then she will make a formal announcement on Monday," said a Harris aide, The Hill reported on Sunday. Padilla will become the first Latino senator from the Golden State. Harris will not give a farewell speech on the Senate floor because the chamber is not expected...
    Loading the player... Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation. It’s the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. President Donald Trump has not reached out to President-elect Joe Biden or invited him to the White House, and has instead spent the weeks since he lost the Nov. 3 election holed up at the White House, trying to undermine the legitimacy of Biden’s win with baseless claims of mass voter fraud that culminated in last week’s violent storming of the Capitol building. Pence, who didn’t speak with Trump for days after the siege, has become an unexpected — albeit late — defender of Biden’s win. The vice president resisted enormous pressure from Trump to try to interfere in Congress’ certification of the Electoral College vote count last...
    By Zeke Miller | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial policies, his incoming chief of staff said Sunday. Biden intends a series of executive actions in his first hours after his inauguration, an opening salvo in what is shaping up as a 10-day blitz of steps to reorient the country without waiting for Congress, aide Ron Klain said. Klain told CNN’s “State of the Union” that Biden, in his inaugural address to the nation, will deliver “a message of moving this country forward. A message of unity. A message of getting things done.” Biden will end Trump’s restriction on immigration to the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, move to rejoin the Paris climate accord and mandate mask-wearing on...
    In a hint to the outgoing administration of Donald Trump, President-elect Biden introduced his group of scientific advisers on Saturday with the promise that they would draw on “science and truth” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the climate crisis and others. challenges. Miami World – Telemundo 51 “This is the most exciting announcement I’ve had to make,” Biden said after weeks of Cabinet appointments and other positions. “This is a period that is going to help them regain their faith in America’s place at the frontier of science and discovery.” Biden is raising the position of science adviser to the Cabinet level, something that is happening for the first time in the White House, and announced that Eric Lander, a pioneer in the mapping of the human genome that all indicates that he will be the director of the Office of Politics of Science and Technology, is “one of the...
    President-elect Joe Biden's spokesperson said on Sunday that he still plans to hold his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol, saying it will speak to the “resilience of American democracy” just weeks after the unprecedented violence at the complex. During an appearance ABC “This Week,” host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosChristie: If Trump's actions aren't impeachable, 'then I don't really know what is' Kinzinger: Trump's resignation would be 'best thing for the country to heal' Ocasio-Cortez: Every minute Trump stays in office 'represents a clear and present danger' MORE noted that Biden will be sworn in on Wednesday before a mostly empty National Mall due to security concerns and asked Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldSunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US Biden to receive first dose of coronavirus vaccine on Monday Biden adviser Richmond tests positive for COVID-19 MORE if she was certain that the inauguration would still take place at...
    Loading the player... In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday. The opening salvo would herald a 10-day blitz of executive actions as Biden seeks to act swiftly to redirect the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency without waiting for Congress. On Wednesday, following his inauguration, Biden will end Trump’s restriction on immigration to the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, move to rejoin the Paris climate accord and mandate mask-wearing on federal property and during interstate travel. Those are among roughly a dozen actions Biden will take on his first day in the White House, his incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, said in a memo to senior staff. President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The Presidential Inaugural Committee released a playlist of 46 songs — a nod to President-elect Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States — days before Biden is set to be sworn into office.  The multi-generational playlist includes Dua Lipa, SZA, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, and more. Rolling Stone reported that on Inauguration Day, Biden's "walk-on" song will be "We Take Care of Our Own" by Bruce Springsteen, and Harris' is "Work That" by Mary J. Blige. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Presidential Inaugural Committee for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris released a playlist full of tunes to help celebrate Inauguration Day on Wednesday. The playlist — created by producer and rapper DJ D-Nice and actress Issa...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday – two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in on Inauguration Day. Harris’ stepping down will allow California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Alex Padilla, a Democrat who serves as secretary of state, to fill the final two years of her vacated position. “She’s notified Governor Newsom, and has sent her formal indication that she will be resigning. And then she will make a formal announcement on Monday,” said a Harris aide, The Hill reported on Sunday. Padilla will become the first Latino senator from the Golden State. Harris will not give a farewell speech on the Senate floor because the chamber is not expected to convene until Tuesday. As vice president, Harris will be poised to cast any tie-breaking votes in the Senate that will be split 50-50 after Democrats Jon Ossoff and the...
    President-elect Biden's incoming chief of staff, Ron KlainRon KlainBiden transition outlines executive actions for first 10 days to deal with 'compounding crises' Sunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US The Hill's Morning Report - Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history MORE, said Sunday that his boss was inheriting a "huge mess" from the Trump administration when it comes to the U.S. rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. "We're inheriting a huge mess here, Jake, but we have a plan to fix it, the president-elect put out that plan on Friday," Klain told CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperTapper battles GOP lawmakers over criticism of Afghan vet's Electoral College vote Kelly says Trump can't admit to making mistakes: 'His manhood is at issue here' 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack MORE on "State...
    Loading the player... Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated. Aides to the California Democrat confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California’s secretary of state, to serve the final two years of Harris’ term. Padilla will be the first Latino senator from California, where about 40% of residents are Hispanic. Newsom announced his choice in December, following intense lobbying for the rare Senate vacancy from the nation’s most populous state. Harris will give no farewell Senate floor speech. The Senate is not scheduled to reconvene until Tuesday, the eve of Inauguration Day. Padilla’s arrival, along with Harris becoming the Senate’s presiding officer when she’s sworn-in as vice president, is part of Democrats’ upcoming Senate majority. But the party...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS SF/AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated. Aides confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California’s secretary of state, to serve the final two years of Harris’ term. Padilla will be the first Latino senator from California, where about 40% of residents are Hispanic. Newsom announced his choice in December, following intense lobbying for the rare Senate vacancy from the nation’s most populous state. Meanwhile, plans for Harris’ VP swearing-in ceremony were also released on Saturday. She will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It will be a history-making event Wednesday when the first Black, South Asian and female vice president takes her oath of office from the first Latina...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s impeachment, President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Actor-playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda and rockers Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars who will highlight a prime-time virtual celebration televised Wednesday night after Joe Biden is inaugurated as the 46th president. Biden’s inaugural committee announced the lineup Sunday for “Celebrating America,” a multinetwork broadcast that the committee bills as a mix of stars and everyday citizens. Miranda, who wrote and starred in Broadway’s “Hamilton,” will appear for a classical recitation. Musicians John Legend, Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, among others, will join Springsteen and Bon Jovi. Actresses Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria will act as hostesses, with former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also scheduled to appear. The segments will include tributes to a UPS...
    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about his plan to administer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines to the U.S. population during a news conference at Biden's transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, January 15, 2021.Kevin Lamarque | Reuters It wasn't President Trump's intention, but he did his successor Joe Biden a potentially historic favor through his incitement of the violent insurrection on Jan. 6, for which the House impeached him for an unprecedented second time this week. No right-minded individual would wish the assault on the U.S. Capitol on the United States, resulting thus far in 5 deaths and more than 100 arrests (and counting). However, it also served as a wakeup call, not only about the dangers posed by President Trump's refusal to accept his election defeat, but also about the increasingly toxic perils of America's political, social and racial divisions. At the same time, the Capitol insurrection—and the political backlash that...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated.Aides to the California Democrat confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California's secretary of state, to serve the final two years of Harris' term.Padilla will be the first Latino senator from California, where about 40% of residents are Hispanic. Newsom announced his choice in December, following intense lobbying for the rare Senate vacancy from the nation's most populous state.Harris will give no farewell Senate floor speech. The Senate is not scheduled to reconvene until Tuesday, the eve of Inauguration Day.Padilla's arrival, along with Harris becoming the Senate's presiding officer when she's sworn-in as vice president, is part of Democrats' upcoming Senate majority. But the party still needs Sens.-elect...
    WASHINGTON - Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. Harris chose Sotomayor for the task, according to a person familiar with the decision. She’ll also use two Bibles for the swearing-in, one of which belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice. ABC News first reported the latest details of Harris’ inauguration plans. Harris has expressed admiration for both Sotomayor and Marshall. She and Sotomayor share experience as prosecutors, and she once called Marshall — like Harris, a graduate of Howard University — one of her “greatest heroes.” The vice president-elect said in a video posted to Twitter that she viewed Marshall as “one of the main reasons I wanted to be a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — President-elect Joe Biden’s dog, Major, will be honored with his own “indoguration.” The Delaware Humane Association and Pumpkin Pet Insurance are teaming up to host a virtual ceremony celebrating the nation’s first shelter dog in the White House. The “indoguration” is scheduled for Jan. 17. A $10 donation is required for those who want to join the Zoom event. All of the proceeds will go to the Delaware Humane Association. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM When Can I Get The COVID-19 Vaccine In Pennsylvania, New Jersey Or Delaware? Philadelphia Police Detective Under Investigation For Allegedly Attending Trump Rally Preceding US Capitol Riot Temple University Professors See Social Media Companies Suspending President Trump As Capitalism At Work
    Reuters January 17, 2021 0 Comments U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will cap a busy day of inauguration pageantry by using the powers of his new office to push policy changes on housing, student loans, climate change and immigration, a top aide said on Saturday. Biden, who campaigned on a raft of promises to undo President Donald Trump’s legacy even before the novel coronavirus pandemic walloped the nation, will unveil “roughly a dozen” previously promised executive actions on Wednesday, incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said in a memo distributed to reporters. The actions to be taken on Wednesday include rejoining the Paris climate accords, reversing a travel ban on several majority Muslim countries, extending a pause on federal student loan payments, halting evictions and foreclosures, as well as mandating masks in inter-state travel and on federal property. All of the measures were previously announced. Most of the measures...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. Harris chose Sotomayor for the task, according to a person familiar with the decision. She’ll also use two Bibles for the swearing-in, one of which belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice. ABC News first reported the latest details of Harris’ inauguration plans. Harris has expressed admiration for both Sotomayor and Marshall. She and Sotomayor share the experience as prosecutors, and she once called Marshall — like Harris, a graduate of Howard University — one of her “greatest heroes.” The vice president-elect said in a video posted to Twitter that she viewed Marshall as “one of the main reasons I wanted to be a lawyer,” calling him “a fighter” in...
    In a hint to the outgoing administration of Donald Trump, President-elect Biden introduced his group of scientific advisers with the promise that they would draw on “science and truth” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the climate crisis and other challenges. “This is the most exciting announcement I’ve ever had to make,” Biden said after weeks of Cabinet appointments and other positions. “This is a period that is going to help them regain their faith in America’s place at the frontier of science and discovery.” Biden is raising the position of science adviser to the Cabinet level, something that is happening for the first time in the White House, and announced that Eric Lander, a pioneer in the mapping of the human genome that all indicates that he will be the director of the Office of Politics of Science and Technology, is “one of the brightest people I know.” President-elect, Vice...
    More On: kamala harris Sacrebleu! Kamala Harris’ socks go viral on TikTok Tom Hanks to host inaugural special with Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and more Why Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover is trending on social media Kamala Harris’ top economic advisor is another BlackRock exec Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. Harris chose Sotomayor for the task, according to a person familiar with the decision. She’ll also use two Bibles for the swearing-in, one of which belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice. ABC News first reported the latest details of Harris’ inauguration plans. Harris has expressed admiration for both Sotomayor and Marshall. She and Sotomayor share the experience as prosecutors, and she once...
    President-elect Joe Biden is readying a blitz of executive orders and legislation during his first ten days in the White House. On Saturday, the New York Times reported that the president-elect and his team plan to use their first days in office to “signal a turning point” away from the Trump era. Central to that effort will be a flurry of executive orders issued, followed by a broader push in Congress to pass not only economic relief for individuals impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, but also comprehensive immigration reform. “On his first day in office alone, Mr. Biden intends a flurry of executive orders that will be partly substantive and partly symbolic,” the Times reported. Topping the list of Biden’s first executive orders is “rescinding the travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries … extending pandemic-related limits on evictions and student loan payments, issuing a mask mandate for federal...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. Harris chose Sotomayor for the task, according to a person familiar with the decision. She’ll also use two Bibles for the swearing-in, one of which belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice. ABC News first reported the latest details of Harris’ inauguration plans. Harris has expressed admiration for both Sotomayor and Marshall. She and Sotomayor share experience as prosecutors, and she once called Marshall — like Harris, an alumnus of Howard University — one of her “greatest heroes.” The vice president-elect said in a video posted to Twitter that she viewed Marshall as “one of the main reasons I wanted to be...
    When President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn into office, they’ll have a lot to grapple with — from a still-raging COVID-19 pandemic to vaccine distribution. But someone who’s known Biden for decades said they’re ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work “He and Vice President-elect Harris have said is they want to build an America united. And first, in trying to do that, you’ve got to have America that looks like itself at all levels of leadership,” said Tony Allen, Ph.D., who heads the Biden-Harris Presidential Inauguration Committee. Allen said he’s known Biden for 25 years — first started working for him as a speechwriter when Biden was a U.S. Senator and Allen was a full-time student. “So I think you can see already from the transition, he has been very intentional with his picks,” Allen said. “This is the most diverse and...
    President-elect Biden is planning to sign several executive orders on day one of his presidency, his incoming chief of staff announced in a statement.  The president-elect will sign roughly a dozen executive orders that day, including reversing President Trump’s travel ban on 13 majority-Muslim countries, rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and extending the pause on student loan payments, according to Ron Klain. Biden also will initiate his "100-Day Masking Challenge" with a mask mandate  on federal property and during interstate travel. Klain promised the president-elect would sign additional executive orders on climate change and health care access in the first week of the new administration.  "Much more will need to be done to fight COVID-19, build our economy back better, combat systemic racism and inequality, and address the existential threat of the climate crisis," Klain said in the statement. "But by February 1st, America will be moving in the right direction...
    President-elect Joe Biden will “hit the ground running” on his first day at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, signing a series of executive orders to address the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and roll back several initiatives from President Donald Trump’s administration. CNN’s Arlette Saenz reported on Biden’s plans in a segment with Wolf Blitzer, describing the roughly dozen orders he wants to sign on day one. Among the reversals of Trump policies: rejoining the Paris Climate Accord and revoking the ban on travel from certain predominately Muslim countries. “The President-Elect also administering what they’re calling a ‘100 day masking challenge’ and while the president-elect wants to promote mask wearing, he can’t exactly require it across the country, but where he can require it is in federal buildings and interstate travel,” said Saenz. Other executive orders focused on alleviating the economic troubles from the pandemic will include extending the pause on student loan payments and interest and the restrictions on evictions...
    Miami : A Hispanic businesswoman in Miami received a video call from President-elect Joe Biden after announcing his rescue plan for all Americans mired in this crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. An unforgettable day for this Hispanic of Mexican origin, an example of an entrepreneurial woman, who has had to overcome the onslaught of the crisis generated by COVID-19. The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, announced last Thursday an ambitious economic stimulus plan that he will present before Congress to refloat the American economy and curb the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I have on the first day to speed up the vaccination process, open schools, increase Covid testing across the nation. We are going to finish this work and we are going to give the Americans $ 2,000,000 in direct payments, ”said Joe Biden, the president-elect who will be sworn into office on January 20....
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday. The opening salvo would herald a 10-day blitz of executive actions as Biden seeks to act swiftly to redirect the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency without waiting for Congress. On Wednesday, following his inauguration, Biden will end Trump’s restriction on immigration to the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, move to rejoin the Paris climate accord and mandate mask-wearing on federal property and during interstate travel. Those are among roughly a dozen actions Biden will take on his first day in the White House, his incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, said in a memo to senior staff. Other actions include extending the pause on...
    The swearing-in of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Wednesday, will acknowledge historical milestones as the first Latina Supreme Court justice oversees the ceremony. An aide for Harris confirmed for Fox News Saturday that the vice president-elect appreciated that she and Sonia Sotomayor share similar backgrounds in their work as prosecutors. Harris also was inspired by Sotomayor’s work in the civil rights sector. PENCE CALLS VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT HARRIS TO OFFER CONGRATULATIONS AHEAD OF INAUGURATION The former California attorney general will not only be the first woman to serve as vice president, but she also will be the first Black and South Asian vice president elected to the office. This will not be Sotomayor’s first inauguration, as she swore in then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2013, launching the Obama-Biden administration's second term. Biden’s presidential inauguration will see many differences from the last time he was sworn in at the U.S. Capitol – not least of which will be...
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will reportedly swear in Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at Wednesday's inauguration. Harris, who will be sworn in along with President-elect Joe Biden, will take her oath of office using two Bibles, according to ABC News. One of them previously belonged to Regina Shelton, whom Harris has credited with essentially being a second mother to her, and the other previously belonged to the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Harris and Sotomayor are both historic firsts: Harris will be the first black female vice president, while Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court justice. Prior to their roles, both served as prosecutors — Harris in California and Sotomayor in New York. Biden and Harris's inauguration is unprecedented, given the changes that have been made to account for the coronavirus pandemic as well as the increased security threat at state capitols across the nation. Since the...
    Inauguration Day is on the way, and amid a pandemic and security concerns, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will still be sworn into office in an outdoor ceremony — with some changes to accommodate today’s health and safety needs. One thing is certain: This year’s inauguration will be like none other. “Usually, in addition to the swearing in on the west front of the Capitol, there’s a big parade, and that evening there are any number of balls. And usually, the inaugural activities start over a number of days,” said Tony Allen, Ph.D. who leads the Biden-Harris Presidential Inauguration Committee. Allen is also the president of Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. “A lot of that is still true, in that we are starting our pre-inaugural activities already,” Allen said. “Including the MLK Day of Service on Monday to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and asking...
    Infection disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says President-Elect Biden's plan to dole out 100million coronavirus doses in 100 days is 'doable' and the goal is 'quite feasible.'  Biden unveiled the ambitious goal Thursday as part of his $1.9trillion 'American Rescue Plan,' which includes about $400billion to tackle COVID-19. The 100million dose in 100 days target is a dramatic increase from where the US currently stands in terms of vaccinations.  Despite having more than 31.1million doses of the vaccine available across the country, as of Friday morning, only about 12.2million shots have actually been administered, the CDC said.   Dr. Anthony Fauci said that President-Elect Biden's goal of giving out 100million vaccination doses in 100 days is 'quite feasible'  Fauci noted that the CDC widen its guidelines of who is eligible for priority vaccinations will help achieve this goal. A woman is show getting a COVID vaccination on January 10  RELATED...
    January 16, 2021 4:39 PM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The team of the president-elect of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, revealed this Saturday more names of future senior officials of the State Department. Biden’s list begins with what will be No. 2 in the State Department, Wendy Sherman. She is a veteran diplomat who already held a high position during the term of the former president, Barack Obama. Sherman was Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs under Obama, number 4 in the Department. In addition, she was the head of the US delegation that negotiated the 2016 nuclear deal with Iran. Similarly, Biden announced that Victoria Nuland will be Undersecretary of Political Affairs. Nuland served as Undersecretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs under Obama. In addition, she was the spokesperson for the Department in 2012, during the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi,...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An Oakland Chef is celebrating the upcoming Inauguration by honoring the nation's first woman Vice President-elect and Bay Area Native, Kamala Harris.Chef Robert Dorsey is serving up a special take-out meal featuring one of Harris' favorite dish, seafood gumbo. East Bay Chef, Robert Dorsey, is serving up a special “Inauguration Day Dinner” to celebrate the Biden/ Harris administration. His inspiration? @KamalaHarris favorite dish, GUMBO! pic.twitter.com/ufvYuvjmym— ABC7 Melissa Pixcar (@MelissaABC7) January 16, 2021Vice president-elect Harris and Dorsey attended Thousand Oaks Elementary school in Berkeley and had the same first grade teacher, Mrs. Frances Wilson."I had Mrs. Wilson for the first and second grade so I had the luxury of having her two years," said Robert Dorsey, Chef and Owner of Robert Dorsey Catering and Events. "It wasn't until five or six years ago that I realized that Vice president-elect also had Mrs. Wilson as a teacher. Prior...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Rep. Lou Correa said Saturday he has tested positive for COVID-19. UNITED STATES – JANUARY 6: Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif., and other members take cover as protesters attempt to disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) “Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19,” the Congressman posted on Twitter. “I will be responsible & self-quarantine, away from my family, for the recommended time.” Correa said the diagnosis means he will have to miss President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. “While I’ll miss the much-anticipated inauguration of President-elect @JoeBiden, I look forward to working with the new Admin to unite our country!” he wrote. Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I will be responsible & self-quarantine, away from my family, for the recommended time. While I’ll miss the much-anticipated...
    In much-needed adorable news, the Delaware Humane Association will hold an “Indoguration” ceremony for First Dog-elect Major Biden, as President Donald Trump prepares to leave office as the first pet-less president since the end of the Civil War. Major Biden was thrust into the national spotlight late last year when President-elect Joe Biden sustained a hairline fracture in his foot while roughhousing with the German Shepherd after a shower, as one does, and had to wear an orthopedic boot for several weeks. But that ruff start to his stint as FDOTUS-elect hasn’t kept him from being honored as the first shelter dog to assume the highest office in the (canine) land. In a Facebook announcement, the DHA celebrated Major’s achievement, and invited people and pups alike to join the indoguration ceremony, all for a good cause: We’ve got big, happy news to round out your week!!! Delaware Humane Association & Pumpkin...
    (CNN)Democratic Rep. Lou Correa of California said Saturday he has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration while isolating."Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I will be responsible & self-quarantine, away from my family, for the recommended time," Correa wrote on Twitter. The diagnosis, he said, will cause him to miss Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' inauguration on Wednesday."While I'll miss the much-anticipated inauguration of President-elect @JoeBiden, I look forward to working with the new Admin to unite our country!" he said.CNN has reached out to Correa's office for additional details.Read MoreCorrea is among several dozen House members and senators who have contracted the virus in recent months, as the Covid-19 pandemic has raged throughout the country.Three Democrats early this week said they tested positive for Covid-19 after sheltering in place with other members of Congress who did not wear masks during the January 6...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Derreck Johnson, founder of the Home of Chicken & Waffles restaurant in Oakland, is packing his bags for a trip to Washington D.C. “I’m going to the inauguration, I leave tomorrow morning,” Johnson said. He’s giving few details about his itinerary but he does know he has a personal invitation to the presidential inauguration. Johnson is not a name dropper. He says he grew up with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “We call each other cousins even though we are not blood related,” Johnson said. “We’ve been friends since we were 16 years old so, for 40 years-plus, we’ve been very close.” RELATED ARTICLE: Oakland Chef Dishes Up ‘Democracy Gumbo’ to Celebrate Harris’ Inauguration “To now know that this person is the second most powerful woman in the world for the United States is overwhelming and I’m very very proud. Words don’t even describe how proud I am,”...
    With Joe Biden set to be sworn in as the 46th President next Wednesday, Americans are uncovering new details about the 78-year-old's ancestry.  The President-elect makes frequent reference to his Irish forebears, but there is now fervent interest in a speech he made back in 2013, in which he claimed he had familial connections in India.   'In the 1970s, I received a letter from a gentleman [with the surname] Biden from Mumbai, asserting that we were related,' he stated in the 2013 speech, delivered during a trip to India.  'He suggested that our mutual great-great-great-great grandfather worked for the East India Trading Company and came to Mumbai.' Biden later claimed that the mutual relative's name was George Biden, but a record of such a person does not appear to exist.  Instead, Tim Willasey-Wilsey, a visiting professor of War Studies at King's College, London, says it is more likely that the...
    THIS year's inauguration will look different than others from years past, as officials won't be allowing the usual throng of revelers to gather near the White House due to Covid and security reasons. Biden, 78, will be sworn into as president two weeks after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on January 6. 8President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated at the White House on January 20Credit: Reuters Can I go to the inauguration? The general public will not be able to get tickets for the event, according to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC). Planners are encouraging Americans to refrain from traveling to Washington DC. Capitol police are putting up a seven-foot unscalable fence ahead of Biden's inauguration. The Mayor of Washington DC Murial Bowser revealed she was "very concerned" about security leading up to the Biden's swearing in ceremony after a MAGA mob...
    President-elect Joe Biden said the country remains in a « very dark winter » due to the covid pandemic and warned that « things are going to get worse before they get better » | 01/15/2021 | ionicons-v5-c18: 00 | – . | He President elect of U.SJoe Biden said on Friday that the country is still in a « very dark winter » due to the covid-19 pandemic and warned that « things are going to get worse before they get better. » « We are still in a very dark winter. Infection rates have increased 34 percent and now there are more people hospitalized due to covid than ever, » said Biden, who will take over the Presidency next Wednesday to replace Donald Trump. The Democratic leader recalled that in U.S a daily average of « between 3,000 and 4,000 deaths is being recorded as we approach the grim milestone of 400,000 deaths. » According to the independent count...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Kate Bedingfield, incoming White House communications director; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Peter Meijer, R-Mich. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — To be announced. __ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Dr. Rochelle Walensky, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Gov. Jim Justice, R-W.Va.; Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul, Minnesota; Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Ron Klain, chief of staff for President-elect Joe Biden; Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; H.R. McMaster, a former national security adviser to President Donald Trump. ___ “Fox News Sunday” — To be announced. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CBS Detroit) — On Thursday evening, President-elect Joe Biden disclosed plans for a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. The American Rescue Plan aims to counter the worsening COVID-19 pandemic and support the economy that it continues to destroy. It’s three prongs include $400 billion for stopping the advance of COVID and improving the nation’s capacity for vaccinations, $1 trillion in financial support for struggling families and $440 billion to help communities and small businesses. A $1,400 stimulus check would be part of the proposal, which faces a potentially difficult road to becoming law in its current form. “I believe we have a moral obligation,” Biden said, in a speech outlining the plan. “In this pandemic in America, we cannot let people go hungry, we cannot let people get evicted, we cannot watch nurses, educators and others lose their jobs, we so badly need them. We must act now, and we must...
    President-elect Joe Biden is taking aim at some Republican members of Congress who refused to wear masks while huddling in secure rooms last week during the storming of the Capitol. "It was shocking to see members of the Congress while the Capitol was under siege by a deadly mob of thugs refuse to wear a mask while they were in secure locations," the president-elect said on Friday. Biden spoke as he unveiled what he called a "bold" plan to speed up the distribution of coronavirus vaccinations that he termed a "dismal failure" under President Trump’s administration. SQUAD MEMBER SAYS REPUBLICANS ENGAGED IN 'CHEMICAL WARFARE' FOR REFUSING MASKS DURING CAPITOL ATTACK Pointing a handful of GOP members of Congress who refused to put on masks offered by their Democratic colleagues as they and their staffs sheltered in a cramped, windowless room, Biden asked, "What the hell’s the matter with them?" ...
    At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions."I have kind of stumbled upon this genre. It's been something I find a lot of emotional reward in, writing something I can make people feel touched by, even if it's just for a night," says Gorman. The Los Angeles resident has written for everything from a July 4 celebration featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra to the inauguration at Harvard University, her alma mater, of school president Larry Bacow.When she reads next Wednesday, she will be continuing a tradition - for Democratic presidents - that includes such celebrated poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. The latter's "On the Pulse of Morning," written for the 1993 inauguration of President Bill Clinton, went on to sell more than 1 million copies when published in book form. Recent...
    Vice President of the United States Mike Pence phoned Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to offer her congratulations and assistance with her transition to office, revealed two people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the private conversation and who requested anonymity. Pence’s call was made less than a week before President-elect Joe Biden and Harris take office. The transfer of power is next Wednesday. The call is the first contact between an outgoing government official and the incoming government’s elected officials. President Donald Trump has not approached his successor in office and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Biden’s victory. Trump will not attend the takeover. Pence will be there. In the US and Latin America, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of LGBTQ youth. Experts give advice to navigate the crisis. The Santa Ana winds are expected to increase...
    President-elect Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour could put more than 1.3 million Americans out of work. On Thursday, Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion dollar spending plan meant to tackle the economic consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The president-elect’s proposal, which seeks to allocate more money for vaccine distribution and provides a bailout for cities and states hit hardest by the virus, also includes a trove of progressive priorities. Included among the list of Biden’s proposals that also have wide progressive backing is raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Biden, who endorsed the wage hike when he first jumped into the White House race in April 2019, has argued that the economic crisis created by the coronavirus presents the best opportunities to accomplish the goal. “There should be a national minimum wage of $15 an hour,” the president-elect said during...
    Rocker Bruce Springsteen and Grammy-winning singer John Legend are among the ever-expanding list high-profile left-wing celebrities slated to perform during Joe Biden’s inauguration, which will air across all the major networks on January 20. Major networks, including CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, and PBS will carry what has been billed as the primetime “Celebrating America” special on January 20 — the day President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. According to organizers of the special, the All of Me singer and Born in the USA crooner will appear at “iconic locations across the country.” Biden’s inaugural committee said the performances throughout the night will “represent the rich diversity and extensive talent America offers, and the American heroes who are helping their fellow Americans through this crisis.” Others, including Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, and the Foo Fighters are expected to appear...
    TGIF, MarketWatchers! Don’t miss these top stories:‘They get free money’: People will receive more stimulus payments and unemployment insurance. Why is there no accountability? ‘I’ve heard of one case where a young adult purchased a ‘new’ used car with cash. Another one is approaching the $13,000 mark in savings from unemployment.’‘Deaths of despair’ during COVID-19 have risen significantly in 2020, new research says They were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago. Why do I need to wear a mask if I’ve had COVID-19? Who is it protecting? Can I really be reinfected? ‘Like everyone else, I am hoping that the vaccine will help infection rates, and more people can get back to work.’For some, Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan is a ‘lifeline’ — and wouldn’t come a moment...
    Loading the player... As President Donald Trump prepares to leave the White House, his approval rating has sunk to a new low. Read More: Horned Trump supporter asks Trump for pardon following riots New data from a Pew Research Center poll showed only 29% of Americans approved of his presidency, the lowest ranking poll numbers of his entire term. The voters who rate Trump’s actions since the election as only fair or poor has risen from 68% in November to 76%, with virtually all of the increase coming in his “poor” ratings. His popularity among citizens will also likely fade after the administration is officially out of the Oval Office. According to the poll, almost two-thirds (68%) of the surveyed audience believe Trump should not continue to be a major national political figure for many years to come. Only 29% said he should remain a major figure...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools will have an all virtual learning day on Wednesday, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, as “a matter of precaution.” The decision affects only high schools, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Friday. Chief Communications Officer Kenneth A. Gavin said the archdiocese came to the decision for virtual learning for only high school students because most of the students rely more on public transportation, especially for students in Philadelphia. Gavin said the decisions affect only high schools because elementary schools are operated at the parish level. Meanwhile, New Jersey employees were ordered to work remotely on Wednesday because of the “level of tension in the country,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday. New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Pat Callahan said there is no specific threat to the statehouse in Trenton, but that officials want to be prepared in case something...
    President-elect Joe Biden will stay at Blair House, the president's official guest house, on January 19 ahead of his inauguration as 46th president of the United States. Background: Robert Knopes/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images; Inlay: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has accepted an invitation from President Trump to stay at Blair House the night before his inauguration, honoring a decades-old tradition. Blair House is the president's official guest house, located steps from the White House. It has been called the "world's most exclusive hotel" since heads of state, royalty, and presidents-elect stay there as guests of the commander-in-chief. Blair House was built in 1824 as a family home and purchased by the US government in 1942. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The White House may be the most famous building along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, but there's a lesser-known government residence next...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in the state Friday ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Under the order, the Maryland National Guard is being called to active duty and state officials are allowed to activate emergency operations plans. Hogan’s office said in a news release the declaration “will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states.” The order is in effect until Thursday, the day following the inauguration. Stay with WJZ on this developing story. To get breaking news alerts, download our app now!
    Vice President Mike Pence called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday to discuss the transition of power to the new Biden administration, Fox News has confirmed.  The call marked the first contact between elected officials from the Trump administration and the incoming Joe Biden administration. President Trump hasn’t reached out to President-elect Joe Biden and has repeatedly made unfounded claims that Biden didn't win. PENCE FRONT AND CENTER IN CAPITOL SIEGE AFTERMATH Pence called Harris to offer his congratulations and assistance with her transition to becoming the new second-in-command. The outreach was two months after the presidential election and just days before the Jan. 20 inauguration.  Vice President Mike Pence speaks to National Guard troops outside the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) The call comes amid a split between Trump and Pence over the certification of the electoral vote before a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6....
    Donald Trump still hasn't accepted his defeat. More than two months after President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, nine days after a deadly attack by supporters of Donald Trump on the U.S. Capitol that claimed five lives, and two days after Trump became the first White House occupant in history to be impeached twice, Vice President Mike Pence finally called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Friday to congratulate her on her win. The New York Times noted that Pence was "filling a leadership role all but abdicated by President Trump" when he called Harris Friday morning. On Thursday, Pence, seemingly acting as de facto president, tweeted that he would oversee a peaceful inauguration and transition of power: "The American people can be confident that we're going to ensure that we'll have a safe Inauguration in...
    President-elect Joe Biden is elevating to a senior White House role a former public relations guru to disgraced Hollywood mogul and sex offender Harvey Weinstein. On Friday, Biden’s transition team announced that Anita Dunn, a top member of his 2020 campaign, would be joining the White House as senior adviser to the president. Dunn, who previously served as the chief strategist and White House communications director for President Barack Obama, is considered one of the architects of Biden’s political comeback after early stumbles in the race for the Democrat nomination last year. “Anita Dunn brings decades of experience managing and winning political and advocacy campaigns and advising our nation’s leaders at the highest levels of government,” the president-elect’s transition team said in a statement announcing the appointment. While the exact nature of her role remains unclear, it is likely that Dunn will have wide latitude in helping craft the administration’s messaging...
    Vice President Mike Pence listens during a briefing about the upcoming presidential inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, at FEMA headquarters, January 14, 2021, in Washington.Alex Brandon | Reuters Vice President Mike Pence called his soon-to-be successor, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, to congratulate her and offer his assistance before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in next Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said. The phone call on Thursday between Pence and Harris marked their first discussion since they debated publicly last fall during the vicious presidential campaign. President Donald Trump, who spent weeks angrily denying his election loss to Biden while falsely asserting widespread fraud, has not called the incoming president. Trump has acknowledged that the Biden administration will soon take charge, but has vowed never to concede the election and has not publicly done so. Pence and second lady Karen Pence...
    People arrive for an inauguration rehearsal at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Rehearsals for the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021 are underway. A photo taken Friday shows volunteers playing the parts of President-elect Joe and Dr. Jill Biden in a rehearsal on the steps of the Capitol.  Security at Biden's inauguration will be tighter than ever in the aftermath of the violent insurrection on January 6. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Preparations for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration are underway on the steps of the Capitol, just over a week after a violent mob stormed the building. Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20. Politico reported that Biden's inauguration rehearsal was moved from Sunday, January 17 to Monday, January 18 due to security threats, but some plans appear to be continuing as scheduled. A photo...
    WASHINGTON -- The world's eyes will be on the nation's capital as President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office as the country's 46th president. Here's a look at everything we know about Biden's inauguration ceremony and how to watch the event live.When is Inauguration Day 2021? What time is the inauguration?Per the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Inauguration Day is set for January 20 every four years -- that's a Wednesday in 2021.The outgoing president's term ends at noon local time on the 20th. Biden is expected to take the oath of office at noon Eastern time.The theme of this year's inauguration is "America United," an issue that's long been a central focus for Biden but one that's taken on added weight in the wake of the violence at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Presidential Inaugural Committee said that the theme "reflects the beginning of a new...
    To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw  To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN  --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Breaking: Trump plans to leave White House Jan. 20 morning: WaPo  | Inauguration rehearsal postponed over security concerns | White House move-out slowly begins | Biden outlines vaccine distribution plan in afternoon speech | Releases $1.9T stimulus proposal | GOP in a bind over Trump as corporations freeze donations | Republican senator apologizes to Black constituents | Washingtonian’s list of virtual inauguration events   LATEST WITH THE INAUGURATION Sunday’s inauguration rehearsal was postponed — guess why?:     Via Politico’s Tyler Page and Olivia Beavers, A rehearsal for Wednesday’s inauguration had been planned for Sunday but has been postponed because of security concerns. https://politi.co/2LQ8hs6 When the rehearsal...
    President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration is set to be a celebratory event, featuring big names like Lady Gaga, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen, among others. But ahead of the big day, the new administration is first hosting a ceremony to remember and honor Americans around the country — those who have been killed by COVID-19.  According to the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ET, will feature the first-ever lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. to memorialize American lives lost.  The committee is asking cities and towns nationwide to participate in the event by illuminating buildings and ringing church bells at the same time, "in a national moment of unity and remembrance."  As of Friday morning, more than 23 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with more than 389,000 dying of the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University....
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden will outline his plan to administer Covid-19 vaccines to the US population on Friday at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, according to his transition team. Biden has said his first priority when he takes office next week is to vaccinate Americans against the virus as the pandemic continues to devastate the nation. The President-elect has pledged to administer 100 million Covid-19 vaccine shots, enough to cover 50 million Americans with the vaccines that require two doses, in his first 100 days in office. The President-elect on Thursday outlined a $1.9 trillion emergency legislative package to fund his nationwide vaccination effort and provide direct economic relief to Americans who are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. The American Rescue Plan calls for investing $20 billion in a national vaccination program, including launching community vaccination centers around the country and mobile units in difficult-to-reach areas. It would also increase federal support to vaccinate...
    Republicans are already lining up to oppose President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan that he debuted in Wilmington, Delaware Thursday night.  Punchbowl News reported Friday morning that two powerful GOP lawmakers: Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, have already become naysayers. 'President-elect Biden served in [the] Senate for over 35 years. So he knows the plan he outlined tonight can't pass "quickly" & will delay the 2k for hard hit Americans,' Rubio said Thursday night.    Brady started his statement with, 'Here we go again.' 'True to form and his signature failed "stimulus," President-elect Biden launches yet another economic blind buffalo that does nothing to save Main Street businesses, get people back to work, or strengthen the economy,' Brady said.  'Special interests and liberals are cheering,' he added. 'The jobless and Main Street are left shaking...
    Some or all of the National Mall and three bridges from Virginia could be completely shut down on Inauguration Day or in the days before it as officials continue to prepare for the event and potential violence leading up to it from extremists.  The Washington Post reports, based on two unnamed sources with knowledge of the discussions, that the the mall is expected to be closed, at least in part, on Inauguration Day. The National Park Service told the Post that decisions about the closure have not yet been made.  Federal officials also asked Virginia to close the three bridges that enter downtown D.C. starting Saturday morning, sources told the Post. Under the proposal, the 14th Street, Roosevelt and Memorial bridges would close, and the Key Bridge and Chain Bridge would remain open, according to the report.  The discussion of shutting down more access into and within D.C. is part...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said she and President-elect Joe Biden are ready to 'multitask' as they'll come into office needing Congress to quickly pass more COVID-19 financial relief - and with the Senate picking up the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.  'We know we have to multitask there,' she told National Public Radio in an interview Thursday. 'We have to multitask, which means as with anyone, we have a lot of priorities and we need to see them through.' Harris might have an additional job on her plate on day No. 1, as some experts believe as president of the Senate she could chair Trump's impeachment trial, as opposed to Chief Justice John Roberts.   Vice President-elect Kamala Harris told NPR she knows she and President-elect Joe Biden will have to 'multitask' as they'll come into office pushing for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package - and she might...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – A Delaware pastor will have a major role at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony next week. Rev. Silvester Beaman, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, will give the benediction. He told Eyewitness News how he felt when the President-elect invited him to take part. “I was awashed with a lot of emotions, to say the least. Humbled, excited, fear, reverential fear about being given such a significant role,” Rev. Beaman said. Rev. Beaman has known the Biden family for nearly 30 years. MORE FROM CBSPHILLY.COM  ‘He Was Living His Best Life’: Sister Speaks Out After 25-Year-Old Milan Loncar Gunned Down While Walking Dog In Brewerytown  Philadelphia Drug Dealer Arrested, More Than $200,000 Worth Of Meth Seized From Home, Authorities Say Sneak Peek Inside Live! Casino And Hotel In South Philadelphia Before Opening
    Getty A roll of stimulus checks being prepared. President Elect Joe Biden is proposing sending an additional $1,400 in stimulus checks to qualifying Americans. That would be in addition to the $600 that Americans already received, adding up to $2,000 in all. The $2,000 figure is the amount that Senate Republicans blocked but President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supported in the days leading up to the George runoff elections. Only the $600 compromise amount made it through the Senate. The proposal came in a prime-time address by Biden, who rolled out the “America Rescue Plan.” His stimulus proposal would total $1.9 trillion. Biden also wants to give people an additional $400 in weekly unemployment benefits. Biden also wants to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. He needs both houses of Congress to get the measures through; after the runoff elections are certified, the...
    WASHINGTON (KDKA) – President-elect Joe Biden has come up with a plan that has a lot of money going towards families who need financial support. But there’s also money going to small businesses that have really struggled during the pandemic. It was last evening when Biden announced his $1.9 trillion dollar Coronavirus Economic Relief plan— which is being referred to as his “American Rescue” Plan. It calls for an additional $1,400 in stimulus checks for Americans, on top of the $600 that’s already been approved, bringing the total stimulus to $2,000. “We will finish the job of getting a total of $2,000 in cash relief to people who need it the most. The $600 already appropriated is simply not enough,” said President-elect Joe Biden. Locally, Pennsylvania members of Congress are split on the idea of $2,000 stimulus checks. Billions of dollars in the plan will also...
    Fall Out Boy is slated to play on We the People, a pre-inauguration concert for President-elect Joe Biden, as his parents met working for the future president. After Biden beat Trump in November, Wentz posted a throwback shot of himself as a child being held by Biden next to his mother, Dale Lewis Wentz. 'My parents met working for Joe Biden in the Senate in the 70s,' he said. 'To me he is a beacon of empathy, compassion, and kindness.' The latest: Fall Out Boy is slated to play on We the People, a pre-inauguration concert for President-elect Joe Biden, as frontman Pete Wentz's parents met working for the future president  Wentz and his bandmates endorsed Biden in his successful bid against Donald Trump, with a moving statement from the band's Instagram page October 27. 'This is the most important election of our lifetime, and standing on the...
    Insurance giant American International Group (AIG) canceled Boston Red Sox legend Curt Schilling solely because he is a conservative, the MLB pitcher said. The famed “Bloody Sock” pitcher took to Twitter to let fans know that the cancel culture came after him because of his history of conservative social media posts. “We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my ‘Social Media profile,'” Schilling wrote on Tuesday. We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my "Social Media profile" — President Elect Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) January 13, 2021 The MLB star shared a screenshot of an email from an AIG employee telling him that while they appreciate that he’s been an AIG client since 2004, “it was a management decision that was made collectively between underwriting and marketing teams that...