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    Former President Donald Trump established an “Office of the Former President,” which aims to advance his goals following four years in office. According to a news release sent out on Tuesday, the office is based in Palm Beach County, Florida, where Trump has been staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort since leaving Washington, D.C., on the day of President Biden's inauguration. Trump has been de-platformed from most social media outlets, including his Twitter account, he has also been almost entirely mum to the press since departing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. However, he briefly spoke to the Washington Examiner last week and said he and his team were planning to “do something, but not just yet.” The Office of the Former President “will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda...
    WASHINGTON — Iran has no plans to hold talks with the Biden administration and is waiting for the new U.S. president to take the first step to lift sanctions and return the U.S. to the 2015 multinational nuclear agreement, Tehran’s U.N. ambassador told NBC News on Monday. In his first interview since President Joe Biden was sworn in last week, Amb. Majid Takht Ravanchi told NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel that Iran has not spoken to the new administration yet. “No, there has not been any conversation between Iran and the U.S. after Biden came into office,” Ravanchi said. Asked if there were plans to open up a direct dialogue with Washington or indirect communication through an intermediary, perhaps via the Swiss government, Ravanchi said, “We are not planning to initiate anything.” The Swiss foreign ministry handles any official U.S. communication with Iran, because Washington has no embassy in...
    House Democrats presented an article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday night, kicking off proceedings for an unprecedented second trial of a president that could have major consequences for the former president's future political prospects to proceed. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, one of nine House Democrats named as prosecutors in the upcoming trial, read the article of impeachment on the Senate floor. In his address, Raskin quoted from Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which he said "prohibits any person who has "engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States from holding any office under the United States." "President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of government," the article of impeachment says. "He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transfer of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of government. "He thereby betrayed his trust as president to...
    Breitbart News senior technology correspondent Allum Bokhari appeared on the Trevor Carey Show to discuss his book, DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election. You can listen to the full recording of the episode for free at Spreaker. DELETED can be purchased at deletedbook.com. In the show, Bokhari said that President Trump’s banning by most major tech platforms in the days leading up to President Biden’s inauguration revealed where power truly lies in the U.S. Transcript: BOKHARI: I gotta say, the world has witnessed the power of American oligarchy over the past week. It’s not just the tech companies, the social media platforms that banned the President, that kicked Parler off the internet, it’s web hosting providers that did that, it’s email service providers, they’ve also deplatformed President Trump. His personal bank account has cut off service. We’re witnessing…this is the most powerful elected office in the world,...
    Bradley Cortright January 25, 2021 0 Comments The House has sent its sole article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate, paving the way for the upper chamber to hold a trial to determine whether or not to convict the former president on the charge of “incitement of insurrection.” The nine impeachment managers walked the resolution from the House to the Senate chamber and read the resolution to senators on Monday evening. Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Diana DeGette (Colo.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.), and Del. Stacey Plaskett (Virgin Islands) will serve as the impeachment managers during the trial. WATCH: House managers walk to the Senate to deliver an Article of Impeachment against former President Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/B82hJIoEI4— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 26, 2021 The nine lawmakers will argue the Democrats’ case that Trump incited the mob...
    A man from Ohio who is accused of entering the U.S. Capitol and stealing a coat rack from the Senate during the January 6 siege of the building, claims he was 'inspired to do so by former President Donald Trump's lies about election fraud.' Dustin Byron Thompson, 36, from Columbus was accompanied by his layer Sam Shamansky on Monday morning at the U.S. District Courthouse in the Ohio state capital.   'How else do you explain otherwise rational, law-abiding citizens traveling to D.C. and doing what they did?' Shamansky asked as he made the point to a federal judge in the hearing which saw his client released on own recognizance.   Dustin Byron Thompson, 36, is charged with stealing a coat rack during Capitol riots. He is pictured carrying the aforementioned coat rack Thompson could be seen clearly on surveillance footage entering the Capitol building  In what could signal a defense...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Monday, Jan. 25Senate confirms Janet Yellen as first woman to be treasury secretaryThe Senate on Monday approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation's 78th treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job in the department's 232-year history.Yellen, a former chair of the Federal Reserve, was approved by the Senate on a 84-15 vote, becoming the third member of Biden's Cabinet to win confirmation.Joe Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people serving in militaryPresident Joe Biden signed an order...
    Washington (CNN)Chief Justice John Roberts has long been a student of history, but this is one part of history -- presiding at the second trial of Donald Trump -- he can do without. Roberts won a reprieve from another ordeal with Trump, a man who challenged judicial integrity, declared he could get his way at the Supreme Court and then called the justices "totally incompetent and weak" when he failed to prevail. Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat and the president pro tempore of the chamber, will preside for Trump's second impeachment trial. Heres what you need to know about impeachmentThe terms of the Constitution dictate that "When the President of the United States is impeached, the Chief Justice shall preside." And last year at this time, the robed Roberts sat high on the Senate dais for the trial of then-President Trump. It was his constitutional duty, although at...
    FORMER President Donald Trump on Monday opened the Office of the Former President and said he will forever be a champion for Americans.  “President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People,” the new office said in a statement.  1Ex-President Donald Trump opened the Office of the Former PresidentCredit: Reuters Most read in NewsDOC CASHING INFauci made $417,608 more than TRUMP last year as the highest-paid gov worker'KIDNAP' HELLHunt for dad after toddler found dead and brother, 7, discovered by hunterWARD DRAMAMoment Covid denier tries to take virus patient home as medics warn 'he'll die'LAKE ‘MURDER’Mystery as DJ found dead at bottom of lake after being sunk with weightsSPREADING FEAR19 bodies found shot and burning on US-Mexico border amid cartel turf warRAPE ORDEALMan 'breaks into 92-year-old woman's home before raping & robbing her' More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back...
    This weekend, we learned two important things from the White House and their enablist media. First, Joe’s favorite flavor of ice cream: WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Jen Psaki: When I was in Wilmington before the president was inaugurated, I did ask him for my four-year-old niece Suraya – who was very curious about what his favorite ice cream was – and his favorite ice cream was chocolate chip. So that is my update for all of you on that. But I have not found the freezer. And, second, we also learned what Hunter Biden had for breakfast.  (Hint: bagels) REPUBLICANS PAN MEDIA COVERAGE OF HUNTER BIDEN BAGEL RUN Can't wait for the daily report on regularity. I hope they're both getting enough fiber! But isn’t it adorable how fast and obvious the media can change the rules. No stranger to ice cream or bagels, CNN’s media correspondent Brian Stelter asks...
    (CNN)Early in the Trump administration, a novel dispute arose concerning whether the President had violated the Constitution by illegally profiting from his business ventures while in public office.It triggered a fierce debate about a provision of the Constitution that most lawyers knew little about and laymen couldn't pronounce: The Emoluments Clause.But on Monday, with President Donald Trump no longer in office, the dispute fizzled. That's because the Supreme Court dismissed the two cases in front of it and wiped away appeals court opinions that went against the former President because he is no longer in office. Supreme Court dismisses emoluments cases against TrumpThe court's action raises the question of how the justices will deal with a myriad of other lawsuits and disputes concerning the now-former President, and whether Trump's side may prevail simply because he ran out the clock and courts allowed him to do so.One emoluments case was...
    Former President Donald Trump on Monday established an official post-presidency office in Palm Beach County, Fla., setting up a vehicle for future public appearances and statements. "The Office of the Former President" will manage Trump's correspondence, public statements, appearance and official activities, according to a press release from the office. "President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE will always and forever be a champion for the American People," the release said. The title of the office could fuel speculation that Trump may not run for president again in 2024, something he and his advisers have not definitively weighed in on. Trump has been publicly silent since leaving the White House last week for his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. He has been banned from Twitter and suspended from other major social media platforms in the wake of...
    President Joe Biden signaled flexibility on $1,400 checks he wants to send out to Americans – acknowledging Republican opposition to one of the signature parts of his $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. Biden defended the amount as 'reasonable' in a press availability Monday, as he continued his calls for 'unity' but also said it was possible to achieve unity on a party-line vote when bipartisanship isn't available. He picked the figure after House Democrats called for $2,000 checks but a bill negotiated in the last days of the Trump administration sent out $600 checks.  I'm open to negotiate those things': President Joe Biden spoke about the $1,400 stimulus checks he wants to send out as part of his COVID relief package 'We'll have arguments. For example, you know, I propose that we – because it was bipartisan, I thought it would increase the prospects of passage, the additional $1,400...
    President Joe Biden broke rank from his Inaugural Parade and headed over to greet and fist bump TV legend Al Roker, reports WTop News.  “Mr President! Dr Biden! How are you feeling?” Roker yelled from the crowd, according to The Independent. President @JoeBiden gave @alroker a fist bump on the parade route! #Inauguration2021 pic.twitter.com/GdaxpBtrK8 — TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 20, 2021 Roker didn’t think the President would break away and acknowledge him  because he wasn’t for anyone else, he told NBC Washington.  “And then all of a sudden, he broke away and came over. I was kind of thrown off at first, because I was not expecting it, but he has been always very generous with his time. And it was just really a special moment for me. And I hope it meant a little something to him on a day that I think we were all feeling very celebratory,...
    President Biden took office with a promise to begin looking at how to reopen U.S. border crossings between Canada and Mexico — a move that travel and transportation officials welcomed but warned should not be rushed. Among the more than 30 executive orders signed in the president’s first six days in office, Biden ordered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, State, and Transportation to begin talks with their Canadian and Mexican counterparts on how to end travel restrictions that have blocked all nonessential vehicles and pedestrians from entering or leaving the country since last March. The order mandated that U.S. leaders create new public health measures for the border and submit them to the White House by Feb. 4. Existing travel restrictions are set to expire Feb. 21. “We are encouraged to see that conversations will...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer defended the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in a new interview with Rachel Maddow. Some Republicans have publicly railed against the very idea of holding the impeachment trial now with Trump out of office. The article of impeachment is set to be delivered to the Senate later today, and Schumer said they “have to” look back because “you can’t sweep some of these egregious things under the rug.” “His act on the 6th was the most despicable thing any president has ever done. And he is the worst president ever. And you cannot just [say] ‘Let’s move on,'” Schumer added. You can watch above, via MSNBC. The full interview airs tonight on The Rachel Maddow Show. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    More On: fast takes How media monetized polarization and other commentary Obama-era gaslighting is back and other commentary Pray for our second Catholic president and other commentary Lockdowns don’t work and other commentary From the left: How the Media Earn Distrust With polls showing trust in traditional media sinking ever-lower, Matt Taibbi at his TK News blog is astounded that the insiders “still think the issue is a mathematical question of ‘sides,’ with widespread audience revulsion a kind of reward for their unflinching correctitude.” The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan mentioned one part of the real issue in passing when she referred to “ ‘our values,’ which she described as being like the world as represented in ‘West Wing’: celebrating ‘multiculturalism, a belief in the principles of liberal democracy and a kind of wonky idealism.’ ” Huh? “ ‘West Wing’ was ‘General Hospital’ for rich white liberals, a seven-season love letter to the...
    President Joe Biden has made some significant style changes in the Oval Office. Evan Vucci/AP Every incoming president gets to redecorate the Oval Office, and Biden has added his own touches. Portraits of rivals Jefferson and Hamilton hung in close proximity signal Biden's hope for bipartisanship. A photo of his late son Beau is watching over him. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Every incoming president gets to redecorate the Oval Office to their taste, but few have packed in as many personal touches and as much symbolism as President Joe Biden. "It was important for President Biden to walk into an Oval that looked like America and started to show the landscape of who he is going to be as president," Ashley Williams, deputy director of Oval Office Operations, told The Washington Post. Keep scrolling for the hidden meanings behind some of President Biden's décor choices.
    (CNN)How does a country recover from four years of virulent acrimony? The urgent need to heal America's divisions, to "end this uncivil war," stood at the center of President Joe Biden's stirring inaugural speech. He implored Americans to "open our souls instead of hardening our hearts." The sentiment is not just lofty and moving, it is pragmatic and necessary. A country that cannot resolve its disagreements peacefully cannot succeed. A nation that cannot come together to tackle grave crises is inevitably destined to grow weaker. Frida GhitisBut winged words, appeals to national unity and national greatness, however inspiring, do not erase the reality of a country so divided that not only have political leaders in Washington found it increasingly difficult to work together in a time of crisis, but across the land, family members and former friends have grown apart over political differences. And now, a country with more urgent...
    Mother Jones; Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The Biden administration will resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced today. “It’s important that our notes…reflect the history and diversity of our country,” Psaki said at a press conference, “and Harriet Tubman’s image gracing the new $20 note would certainly reflect that.” The decision to replace former president Andrew Jackson with abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman has been controversial since former President Obama’s Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spearheaded the effort in 2016. While it’s unclear to what extent Steve Mnuchin, who served as secretary of the Treasury under President Trump, derailed the process for getting a Tubman currency into circulation, it’s fair to say the Trump administration was not enthusiastic....
    President Biden's chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, is the highest-paid employee in the entire federal government. The nation's leading infectious disease expert made $417,608 in 2019 and is projected to net approximately $2.5 million in salary from 2019 to 2024, according to Freedom of Information Act requests obtained by Forbes. Fauci, whose salary is funded by taxpayers, received a pay bump in 2014 when his paycheck increased from $335,000 to the current $417,608. Fauci raked in $3.6 million from 2010 to 2019. The United States's 4 million federal employees are usually subject to a pay cap, dubbed level IV, which is $172,500. However, Fauci and other doctors and scientists employed by the government are exempted from the cap to make their salaries more competitive to the private sector. Fauci, who has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1980, outearned former...
    President Joe Biden's Treasury Department is reviving a plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill after it was delayed under President Donald Trump.  The decision to put Tubman, a former slave and noted abolitionist, in place of former President Andrew Jackson was made by the Obama administration in 2016. But last year then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said any change would be delayed until 2030 because of anti-counterfeiting technology requirements. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who served as communications director for former President Barack Obama, said Monday that Treasury would take the steps necessary to put Tubman on the $20 note.  'I was here when we announced that and it was very exciting,' she said at her press briefing.  'The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes.' 'A note reflects the history and diversity of our country and...
    Former President Donald Trump’s 2016 term marked a dramatic shift from within the Republican Party, but as President Joe Biden takes over the Oval Office, many now wonder where Trump voters will go next and whether “Trumpism” is here to stay.
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki denounced the post-election riots in Portland, Oregon when confronted by Fox News’ Peter Doocy — stressing that President Joe Biden condemns “any violence in the strongest possible terms.” Following Biden’s inauguration, left-wing demonstrators took to the Portland streets once again to protest racial inequality, highlighting the fact that racial inequity still exists in the United States despite the fact that Donald Trump is out of the White House. “We wanted to symbolize that both parties are the oppressor,” a protester told CNN. “We’ve all experienced firsthand that police violence is police violence regardless (of which political party holds power) … It doesn’t make a difference to the person being beaten.” Addressing the riots, which led to the vandalization of the Democratic Party headquarters and an ICE building, Doocy asked Psaki why Biden has failed to denounce the protests now that he is in office. “President Biden, now President Biden,...
    Reform UK leader Nigel Farage accused President Joe Biden of being “in complete denial” about violence committed by far-left movements like Black Lives Matter and Antifa. The Brexit leader said that Biden’s calls for unity will ring hollow if the president fails to acknowledge the left-wing violence that has plagued America over the past year and fails to face the problem. Farage said that “Joe Biden is completely in denial about Antifa,” pointing to Biden’s claim in the presidential debate that Antifa is just an “idea“. “He better get out of denial pretty damn quickly,” Mr Farage warned, saying: “He better recognize that there is wrong on both sides of this… but the storming of the Capitol is just one very bad example compared to dozens that have been committed by Antifa and others.” The long-time ally of President Trump said that Biden must “come off the fence” and condemn...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden has signed a flurry of executive orders, actions and memorandums aimed at rapidly addressing the coronavirus pandemic and dismantling many of President Donald Trump's policies. The executive actions Biden has taken in the first days of his administration include halting funding for the construction of Trump's border wall, reversing Trump's travel ban targeting largely Muslim countries, imposing a mask mandate on federal property, ramping up vaccination supplies and requiring international travelers to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to traveling to the US.See them all here.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – For the second time in a little over a year, House Impeachment Managers will march across to the Capitol to where the Senate will begin considering whether to convict Former President Donald Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors. Democrats will need help to convict the former president, at least 17 Republican senators would have to side with their Democratic colleagues. Appearing on Fox News, Florida Senator Marco Rubio said to count him out. “First of all, I think the trial is stupid. I think it’s counterproductive. We already have a flaming fire in this country and it’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire,” he said. Senators will be officially sworn in as jurors on Monday, although the trial won’t begin for two weeks to give both sides times to file briefs and finalize legal strategies. “I...
    An assault on free speech is coming. In the wake of the Capitol riots, Americans have already seen it play out on social media, with the conservative social media app Parler being shut down and blacklisted. The “woke” activists in Silicon Valley are not acting alone. They are being enabled and emboldened by anti-speech Democrats, who see any semblance of conservatism as a threat to their slanted, socialist worldview. With the Biden administration in power, Democrats are poised to attack the First Amendment with renewed fervor, shutting down the discourse they just so happen to oppose. When any form of free speech is threatened, all Americans are under attack. We need to brace for worse to come: Campaign finance “reform” Earlier this month, House Democrats reintroduced the disingenuously named “For the People Act,” which would only undermine the people’s right to engage in the political process. H.R. 1 would essentially serve as a ban on certain...
    Barely more than a year after delivering two impeachment articles to the Senate against former President Donald Trump, House Democrats Monday will make the trip once again, this time with one article charging the ex-president with inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol. A new cast of Democratic lawmakers will make the ceremonial march from the House to the Senate at around 7 p.m. on Monday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who led the last impeachment trial, aren’t part of the team this time. Instead, Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat and top lawmaker on the House Judiciary Committee, will lead a group of new Democratic impeachment managers to the Senate, which includes Reps. Eric Swalwell of California, David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Joaquin Castro of Texas, and Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania. They will deliver one article...
    The White House just became the dog house. The White House recently shared photos of President Joe Biden’s dogs, Champ and Major, on the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The two pets have officially moved into the residence, where they are apparently enjoying the space. The White House released a series of photos showing both dogs playing on the property. (Adam Schultz/Official White House) Champ, the older of the dogs, has been enjoying sitting by the fireplace, Today reports. Major, meanwhile, has reportedly been spotted running around the South Lawn. DOG MIRRORS INJURED OWNER'S LIMP IN VIRAL FACEBOOK VIDEO: 'LOVE HIM' The White House released a series of photos showing both dogs playing on the property, with the Washington Monument visible in the background. The photos were taken by the White House’s official photographer Adam Schultz. Champ has been with the Biden's since 2008, while Major was rescued in...
     Presented by Facebook  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 — Biden lifts Trump’s transgender military ban |  Portman won’t run for reelection |  Dominion files defamation suit against Giuliani |  Senate to receive impeachment article tonight |  Trial could start as soon as Feb. 9 |  Trial logistics |  Senate in limbo as leaders negotiate sharing power |  Biden’s dogs arrive at White House |  Moderna says vaccine effective on COVID variants |  Works on booster shot   NEWS THIS MORNING Transgender military ban, OUT:     President Biden lifted former President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says there were times he felt compelled to speak out against former President Donald Trump when it came to raising awareness of the coronavirus pandemic. Fauci, who became a national name early last year, reflected on his time during the Trump administration during an interview, recalling moments that "really concerned" him. "It isn’t like I took any pleasure in contradicting the president of the United States. I have a great deal of respect for the office. But I made a decision that I just had to," Fauci said. "Otherwise, I would be compromising my own integrity and be giving a false message to the world. If I didn’t speak up, it would be almost tacit approval that what he was saying was OK." Fauci, who served on the White House coronavirus task force, said he was particularly concerned about Trump touting unproven drugs like hydroxychloroquine and the...
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said Monday on CNN’s “Newsroom” that the Republican Party has no future if it continues to allow “Trumpism.” Flake said, “There is certainly no future with Trumpism. It is a demographic cul-de-sac. I think most people, most elected officials, nearly all of them recognize that, but they deal with the reality right now if they cross the president, they’ll get a primary. I think that is waning quickly. I think the president will fade away a lot faster than he wants to, but that is been the reality.” He added, “There is no future with Trumpism. There is no coherent governing philosophy. It’s more of an attitude than a philosophy. And in just look, since President Trump was elected, we lost the House, we’ve lost the Senate, we lost the White House, and in the midterms, we lost more than 400 legislative seats nationwide. I...
    Director Spike Lee attacked Donald Trump on Sunday while accepting an award from the New York Film Critics Circle, reportedly saying that the former president will go down in history “with the likes of Hitler.” Spike Lee was accepting an award for his pandemic-themed short movie New York, New York when the outspoken director fired off his anti-Trump insults. “The whole world is laughing at the United States of America, the so-called cradle of democracy,” he said in a virtual acceptance speech that was recorded on January 6, shortly after the riot on Capitol Hill, accordting to the Hollywood Reporter. “We’re at a crossroads now, and everybody please be safe. This is not a game. These people got guns with ammunition,” the filmmaker warned. “I hope to God that I’m wrong, but people are gonna get killed behind this bullshit. This president, President Agent Orange [Donald Trump], will go down in history...
    Ex-White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx has claimed she was the only full-time person working on the White House's response to the COVID-19 pandemic under Donald Trump. Birx made the claim in an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday, in which she appeared to attempt to do some reputational rehab by distancing herself from the former president. The doctor described herself as ‘an N of 1’ during her nine months on the COVID-19 task force, which refers to a clinical trial in which a single patient is the sole participant. ‘There was no team, full-time team in the White House working on coronavirus,’ she said, adding that she had asked for more staff though was apparently denied. The former U.S. Army colonel and CDC adviser said the Trump administration’s structure meant that she was the ‘only full-time person’ working on the White House’s coronavirus response. ‘That’s...
    Reuters January 25, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden on Monday overturned a controversial ban by his predecessor on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military, a move that fulfills a campaign promise and will be cheered by LGBTQ advocates. Former Democratic President Barack Obama in 2016 allowed trans people to serve openly and receive medical care to transition genders, but Republican President Donald Trump froze their recruitment while allowing serving personnel to remain. “President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity,” the White House said in a statement. “Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the military and better for the country because an inclusive force is a more effective force. Simply put, it’s the right thing to do and is in our national interest,” it said....
    President Joe Biden has named Dr. Kevin O’Connor, a retired Army colonel and Biden’s personal doctor for more than a decade, the White House physician. O’Connor will replace Dr. Sean Conley, who drew widespread criticism for statements he made to the press throughout former President Donald Trump’s coronavirus treatment this past fall, the White House confirmed Monday to Daily Caller. (RELATED: White House Physician Sean Conley Repeatedly Dodges Questions About When Trump Last Tested Negative For Coronavirus) US President Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 response before signing executive orders for economic relief to Covid-hit families and businesses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2021. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) O’Connor first began serving as Biden’s physician after he was sworn-in as vice president in 2009, according to CNN. Prior to treating the then-vice president, O’Connor served as a...
    Airmen salute during a retreat ceremony March 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.US Air Force photo WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday reversing former President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people enlisting in the U.S. military. The repeal, a Biden campaign promise, allows the Pentagon to revoke regulations that limit how transgender troops can serve in the military. Currently, transgender troops are allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military only if they were covered by the 2016 policy carried out by Obama Defense Secretary Ash Carter. In 2017, Trump tweeted that he would no longer allow "transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military." Trump's first Defense Secretary, James Mattis, issued a compromise that grandfathered in some service members but required that new recruits serve in their original birth gender. "President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service,...
    Well, the brave new world of honesty in American politics lasted a grand total of 24 hours. President Joe Biden promised an immediate end to the constant lying from the White House that we endured over four years of Donald Trump's tenure. But then he couldn't help himself and promptly spewed the kind of brazen, bare-faced, media-bashing whopper that Trump would have loved. Biden's made a big noisy deal of setting a target of 100 million coronavirus vaccines in his first 100 days. But he knows that hitting this target would be a completely bogus 'achievement' because the US is already at that level of vaccination, averaging 914,000 daily doses administered last week according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and rocketing to 1.6 million on the very day of Biden's inauguration. So, at this rate, the goal will be easily attained, and masks the reality that America...
    Newt Gingrich slammed Nancy Pelosi as "the most dangerous speaker of the House we've had probably in American history.” "She lives in an enclave that is guarded in San Francisco," Gingrich, the nation’s 50th speaker of the House, told Mark Levin Sunday on Fox News’s Life, Liberty & Levin. "She is surrounded by left-wing looney tunes who think that it's OK to live in a city where ... there's a map you can go to on the internet that shows you where feces were that day. They don't distinguish dog and human, but they'll show you the feces count that day around San Francisco," he said. The former speaker’s interview comes after the House voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for the second time on charges of inciting an insurrection after the siege of the Capitol on Jan. 6. Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is slated to begin on Feb....
    Filmmaker Spike Lee this weekend compared former President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE to Adolf Hitler in a video accepting an award for his new short film “New York, New York.” “We're at a crossroads now, and everybody please be safe. This is not a game. These people got guns with ammunition,” said Lee in a video recorded on Jan. 6, the same day as the deadly Capitol riot. The video was played during the virtual ceremony annual ceremony for the New York Film Critics Circle reports The Hollywood Reporter. Lee added, “I hope to God that I'm wrong, but people are gonna get killed behind this bulls**t. This president, President Agent Orange, will go down in history with the likes of Hitler. These guys — all his boys —...
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that he tested positive for coronavirus, according to The Hill. “I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19,” López Obrador tweeted, according to The Hill. “The symptoms are mild but I am already under medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic. We will all move forward.” The president confirmed he will be working while ill and will talk Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone over acquiring doses of their Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, according to The Hill. (RELATED: Thousands Of Mexican, Brazilian Christians Reportedly Attend Clandestine Masses In Defiance Of Coronavirus Orders)   Lamento informarles que estoy contagiado de COVID-19. Los síntomas son leves pero ya estoy en tratamiento médico. Como siempre, soy optimista. Saldremos adelante todos. Me representará la Dra. Olga Sánchez Cordero en las mañaneras para informar como lo hacemos todos los días. —...
    If there was perhaps one mistake our Founders made in drafting the Constitution, it was presuming that future members of the Legislative Branch would be sufficiently competent to actually read the document to which they all had sworn an oath. It is, however, increasingly clear that many – perhaps most — sitting United States senators cannot read the plain text of the Constitution. The relevant wording in the Constitution is at the very end of Article II, establishing that a constitutionally errant “President,  .  .  .  shall be removed from Office” if he first has been impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate for “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Unlike other sections of the Constitution where clarity may be obscured by arcane wording, this particular provision is clear and concise, and it applies to “the President.” The language pointedly does not provide in any way, shape, or form that...
    Republicans are paying extra attention to a number of Republican governors, senators, and former officials that might consider making a run for president in 2024. The contenders come from various contingents of right-leaning thought, and will be fighting to capture parts of former President Donald Trump’s base. Whichever Republican hopeful prevails will not only become the Republican party’s nominee, but also help determine the ideological trajectory of the Republican party in the post-Trump era. Vice President Mike Pence It’s not uncommon for vice presidents to follow up their stint as second-in-command with a run for president. Former President John Adams, the nation’s second president, was America’s first vice president under President George Washington. More recently, President Joe Biden became the 46th president four years after he ended his eight-year tenure as former President Barack Obama’s vice president. Vice President Mike Pence might decide to do the same, but Pence’s relationship...
    (CNN)The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump gets in motion Monday when the House impeachment managers will walk the impeachment article to the Senate, even though the substance of the trial has been put off for another two weeks.The House's transmission of the single impeachment article is the first of several ceremonial functions of the trial that will be completed this week, before the Senate will turn back to confirming President Joe Biden's Cabinet and potentially taking up the President's Covid-19 relief package.There are still many questions about the looming impeachment trial, including who will preside, how long the trial will go and whether any witnesses will be called.But part of the schedule itself was resolved after a week's worth of uncertainty over when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would send the article to the Senate, thanks to a deal reached between Senate leaders on Friday.Under the agreement, Trump's...
            by George Rasley  The New York Times recently posted what it claims is a complete list of President Trump’s Twitter insults. Conservatives should archive this article from the New York Times before the typists the Democrat National Committee assigned the Grey Lady recognize the irony inherent in the article and take it down. Some items on the list hardly qualify as “insults,” unless stating in truth is an insult. So, Mr. Trump’s criticism of the Obama-era cost overruns on Air Force One made the list: New 747 Air Force One “costs are out of control,” “Cancel order!” As did the cost overruns for the F-35 fighter: Lockheed Martin F-35 program “out of control” But all that was just padding to make the list longer, because Donald Trump’s real “insults” were reserved for his media and political antagonists; and Mr. Trump hurled well-earned invective at Republicans...
            by Jon Street  Just hours after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden signed a slew of executive orders, reversing many Trump-era policies, including a ban on Critical Race Theory training for employees of federal agencies and federal contractors, which include colleges and universities. As Campus Reform has reported, Critical Race Theory training has become a common form of “diversity” training for students, faculty, and staff on America’s college campuses. In 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning such training, which he and his administration deemed “divisive, anti-American propaganda.” A Trump White House memorandum stated, “all agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on “critical race theory, ‘white privilege,’ or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently...
    (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...
    Rand Paul on Sunday suggested he might boycott Trump's 'sham' impeachment because the former president no longer in office.    In an op-ed for The Hill, titled 'boycott sham impeachment' the Republican senator wrote: 'The first impeachment of Donald Trump in 2019 was a witch hunt filled with fabricated charges, unsupported evidence and partisan rancor disguised as legal concern.'  Arguments in the Senate trial will begin the week of February 8. If Paul were to boycott the vote the Democrats would need the support of 16 GOP Senators to convict Trump.   Paul added: 'If we are to blame politicians for the most violent acts of their craziest supporters, then many of my colleagues would face some pretty harsh charges themselves.  'I've been shot at, assaulted and harassed by supporters of the left, including some who directly said the words of politicians moved them to this violence. 'I am more than willing...
    Dr Anthony Fauci has said he thought he might die when he was covered in white powder from a letter sent in the wake of death threats against him and his family.  The infectious diseases expert, 80, detailed how he opened the note received in the mail to be covered in what turned out to be 'a benign nothing'. He told The New York Times in an interview published Sunday: 'But it was frightening...I looked at it somewhat fatalistically.  'It had to be one of three things: A hoax. Or anthrax, which meant I’d have to go on Cipro for a month. Or if it was ricin, I was dead, so bye-bye.' Dr Fauci called it 'liberating' Thursday to be backed by a science-friendly administration since the inauguration of Joe Biden. More than 25 million Americans have been infected by the coronavirus and at least 417,000 have died since March 2020, when the...
    Ex-White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx claims former President Donald Trump was being fed ‘parallel’ data sets on the pandemic from another source inside the White House and ‘presented graphs’ she never made. Birx made the claims in an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation on Sunday in which she also insisted that some members of the Trump Administration believed COVID-19 was a ‘hoax’. ‘I saw the president presenting graphs that I never made,’ Birx said in the interview. ‘So, I know that someone — or someone out there or someone inside was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president.’ ‘I know what I sent up and I know that what was in his hands was different from that,’ the doctor continued.  Scroll down for video  Ex-White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx claims former President Donald Trump was being...
    Supporters of US President Donald Trump hold a rally outside the US Capitol as they protest the upcoming electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images An Orthodox priest in Ohio was suspended after he attended the Trump rally the preceded the Capitol Hill riot. Rev. Mark Hodges was suspended from his priestly duties for three months by the Orthodox Church. Ex-President Trump spoke to his supporters near the White House before a group went on to storm the Capitol. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A priest of the Orthodox Church in the Midwest was suspended from "all priestly duties" for three months after he attended the January 6 pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC, that preceded the deadly riot at the US Capitol.  Rev. Mark Hodges, of Lima, Ohio, an archpriest associated with the...
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Dr. Deborah Birx says when she was coordinator of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, she had to grapple with COVID-19 deniers in the White House and that someone gave the president “parallel” streams of data that conflicted with hers. Defending her tenure, Birx told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that she was at times censored by the Trump administration but denied ever withholding information. Birx said she would see Trump “presenting graphs that I never made” and that “someone out there or someone inside was creating a parallel set of data and graphics that were shown to the president.” She added that in the White House, “There were people who definitely believed that this was a hoax.” Birx did not identify the COVID-19 deniers and said she did not know who was presenting the parallel data to Trump, but said she realizes...
    Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren claimed Sunday that former President Donald Trump directed the mob to “go to the Capitol and invade” on Jan. 6. Warren told host Abby Phillip on CNN’s “Inside Politics Sunday” that Trump encouraged his supporters to “to take up arms against the United States government and its lawful actions.” (RELATED: ‘Single Biggest Stimulus We Could Add’: Warren Ups Pressure On Biden To Cancel Student Debt) WATCH: Phillip began the segment with a question about the second impeachment trial of now-former President Trump, asking whether a delay before the start of that trial would give Republican tempers time to cool. “Is there a risk that Republican opposition to Trump will fade the longer you wait?” Phillip asked. “I can’t imagine how Republican opposition to insurrection would fade over the space of a couple of weeks. We’re talking about a president who stood in front of...
    Marco Rubio signaled Sunday that he isn't too worried about any primary run from Ivanka Trump in his 2022 reelection race, claiming she would 'have a tough race' amid speculation she could pursue public office like her father. 'I don't really get into the parlor games of Washington,' the Florida senator told 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace. 'If you're going to run for the Florida Senate, you're going to have a tough race, including a primary,' Rubio continued. 'That's their right under the system.' Former Trump administration officials told Politico earlier this month that Ivanka is working on a possible Senate run. Senator Marco Rubio said Sunday he isn't too concerned with potentially facing off with Ivanka Trump in a Senate primary run 'If you're going to run for the Florida Senate, you're going to have a tough race, including a primary,' Rubio told 'Fox News Sunday'...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, reaction to the historic inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.Sandra speaks with women who have spent years behind the scenes, increasing Black voter turnout, defending the Black vote, and fighting systematic racism.Melanie Campbell is the President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and the convener of the Black Women's Roundtable and Glynda Carr is the President, CEO, and co-Founder of Higher Heights for America, the only political action committee dedicated to electing more progressive Black women.Also on this episode, Sandra talks with New York Urban League President and CEO Arva Rice and DoorDash's Head of U.S. East and Federal Government Relations David London on a new partnership to support Black-owned businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.CEO of Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, philanthropist, and entertainer, Tonya Lewis Taylor tells Sandra more about the "Gun...
    Saturday for the “Opening Statement” segment of her Fox News Channel “Justice” program, host Jeanine Pirro criticized several of the early term executive orders signed by President Joe Biden over the past week, which she deemed worthy of the moniker, “America Last.” Transcript as follows: PIRRO: Welcome to the Biden administration, home to the new slogan, America last, where a closed Inauguration meets open borders, where America first ideas are censored, but those who suppress them are rewarded, where 10 million Americans are out of work and 11 million are offered a pathway to citizenship, where a pandemic rages and untested migrants welcomed. Joe Biden, within hours of his presidency, is doing as much as they can to cancel the Trump legacy, to take away our near energy independence to satisfy the left as they move towards socialism and to provide jobs and security to those who have come here...
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that he would vote to dismiss the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump because a Senate trial would be “bad for the country.” Rubio said, “First of all, I think the trial is stupid. I think it’s counterproductive. We already have a flaming fire in this country. It’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on the fire.” He continued, “Second, I look back in the time, for example, Richard Nixon, who had clearly committed crimes and wrongdoing, and in hindsight, I think we would all agree that President Ford’s pardon was important for the country to be able to move forward. History helped Richard Nixon be accountable for what he did.” He added, “I think this is going to be really bad for the country, It’s going to not just as a going to keep us from focusing on important things, but it’s...
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    Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera said Sunday that President Joe Biden “wants to get along” but nevertheless is “governing from the left.” After an inauguration speech that called for unity, Biden quickly signed a series of executive orders that rolled back many of the policies set by former President Donald Trump on energy, the environment, and immigration. “Does unity for Joe Biden mean more about manners?” asked “Fox & Friends” weekend co-anchor Will Cain, who argued that the president’s policies so far “don’t look like moderate, centrist, or a unifying factor.” WATCH: “I think Joe Biden wants to get along,” Rivera noted. “But … I do believe that he’s going to govern and is governing from the left.” “Those executive orders going back to the Paris Climate Accord and some of the other international deals that President Trump pulled us out of, by embracing with his executive orders voluminous...
    New York : Democratic leaders in Congress. Photo: Alex Wong / . Part of the president’s $ 1.9 billion plan Joe biden it could pass its first test in Congress this week in the House of Representatives. The plan is to advance the $ 1,400 direct dollars per person, in the middle of the debate among congressmen for the comprehensive plan against COVID-19. “House Democrats are considering passing legislation next week with new money for vaccines (and) direct payments, an opportunity to put some points on the board.”, said Jake Sherman, a contributor to Politician. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy pelosi (California), and the Senate Majority Leader, Charles schumer (New York), are on the same channel about the new stimulus check. They do indeed support President Biden’s entire bill, but they face problems among some Democrats and a high number of Republicans....
    We did it! Kamala Devi Harris is our vice president as of Wednesday. We broke down walls and shattered not one, or two, but three ceilings. No matter what lies ahead, we, and she, made history. I say we, because without the massive, and fiercely dedicated efforts of so many of us, especially Black women, who have waited for what seems like an eternity for this change to come, it wouldn’t have happened at all. In spite of ugly forces lined up against us, our victory can never be erased.  In my heart, I see her mom, Shyamala Gopalan, smiling, seated at a roundtable with Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Barbara Jordan, and Ida B. Wells. The founding sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are circled behind them. I want to give a special shout out to members of the K-Hive, and of the DK-Hive here at Daily Kos—Kamala’s fierce defenders, who...
    A news report on Chinese President Xi Jinping's New Year's Eve speech is shown on a public screen in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images It's now Biden's America, but whose world will it be? Expect China's President Xi Jinping to answer that question unequivocally on Monday with his keynote at the World Economic Forum's first global virtual meeting. It will leave little doubt that managing relations with China will be both President Joe Biden's most immediate and most defining foreign policy challenge. It's hard to imagine more dramatic timing for Xi's "special address," coming in the wake of Biden's inaugural, Trump's second impeachment and the Capitol insurrection that prompted it. Whatever words Xi chooses, his message will be clear: this is China's historic moment. With modifications for global listeners, it will echo the theme he delivered a few days ago to a...
    Former President Trump has the dubious honor of being the only president to be impeached twice, and is also the first to face a trial after leaving office, so the Senate will enter into uncharted constitutional waters when the impeachment trial begins next month. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday evening that the impeachment trial for Mr. Trump would begin on February 8. The House impeachment managers will deliver the single article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, January 25. Senators will be sworn in as members of the impeachment court the following day, on Tuesday, January 26. Both the impeachment managers and Mr. Trump's attorneys will each have time to deliver legal briefs stating their cases, before the trial formally begins two weeks after the article was first delivered to the Senate. The extra time allows for both sides to prepare their presentations, and lets senators continue...
    January 24, 2021 | 5:00 am Eight days before the new legislative period begins, in February 2021, there are still pending issues to discuss, such as the elimination of outsourcing in Mexico. Since last October 24, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stressed that the outsourcing reform, which includes its elimination, must be implemented quickly to protect workers. During that week he met with businessmen at the National Palace to discuss, for the second time, the reform that proposes the disappearance of outsourcing in Mexico. On the part of the private initiative, Carlos Salazar Lomelín, president of the Business Coordinating Council (CCE); Francisco Cervantes, president of Conamin; José Manuel López Campos from Concanaco-Servytur; Antonio del Valle Perochena, president of the Mexican Business Council, and Claudia Jañez, president of the Executive Council of Empresas Globales. Then, on December 9, the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (Canacintra), the National Agricultural...
    The EU has invited the new American president to an extraordinary European summit, which could be held in parallel with the NATO one. Lhe President of the European Council Charles Michel lamented Sunday that the former US President Donald Trump had “spoken more with North Korea than with the Europeans”, anticipating a dialogue not necessarily always “convergent” but “more respectful” with his successor Joe Biden. “The last few years have damaged the relationship between Europe and the United States. Unfortunately, this is not a joke, the previous president spoke more with North Korea than with Europeans ”, declared Charles Michel in“ Le Grand Rendez-vous ”of the French radio Europe 1, the CNEWS channel and from the daily Les Echos. More respectful dialogue “I think with Joe Biden we have the prospect of a more normal, more respectful dialogue. We also have the prospect, on several...
    Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated on Saturday January 23 to challenge the management of the pandemic by Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president. “Bolsonaro outside”, “Impeachment yes” “Vaccine for all”, “Oxygen”, “Bolsonaro out”, or “Impeachment yes” were among the slogans that thousands of demonstrators chanted in several towns of Brazil especially in Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, reports RTL. In the economic capital Brasilia, a procession of some 500 vehicles, in response to the call for manifest left-wing parties and organizations, traveled the main avenues of the city. The protest also concerned the end of the emergency aid which was granted between April and the end of December to 68 million Brazilians (nearly a third of the population). A demonstration against the Brazilian president The Brazilians, who marched last Saturday, wanted in particular to protest against the management of the pandemic by Jair Bolsonaro and the delay of...
    The poll this Sunday should be marked by a very low turnout, it must be said that Portugal has been reconfigured since mid-January.
    Argentina became the first country in Latin America to approve the use of Sputnik V in people over 60 years old after the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT) reported that it has “an acceptable margin of safety “to be applied in that age range. The vaccine was approved by the Argentine Ministry of Health on December 23, a day before the first batch with 300,000 doses arrived in the country to start on December 29 the voluntary inoculation campaign for health personnel between 18 and 60 years. Last Saturday the second shipment with 300,000 units of the second doses had arrived in the country. The agreement with Russia includes another 19.4 million doses through February, with an option to buy five million more. Argentina also has vaccine provision agreements with the University of Oxford associated with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and with...
    (CNN)Within hours of taking office, US President Joe Biden set to work signing a blizzard of executive orders, memorandums and directives to agencies, ranging from steps to combat the coronavirus to beginning the process of rejoining the Paris climate accord.To the outside world, the powers of a US president to make sweeping changes with a stroke of his or her pen can seem bewildering. Every four or eight years, an incoming leader can upend the policies of his predecessor and leave international allies struggling to keep up.Biden set a new record by signing 17 on his first day in office and he has plans to sign more. Some of them will have a significant impact beyond America's borders.So how do they work?JUST WATCHEDFirst family enters the White House for the first timeReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHFirst family enters the White House for the first time 01:44The president's "executive power" relies on...
    Related news The first two swords of Acciona reorganize their investment portfolios in the company. President José Manuel Entrecanales and Vice President Juan Ignacio Entrecanales have transferred to companies directly controlled by them a package equivalent to 3.1 million euros. The largest transaction has been the one carried out by the president of Acciona, as he has mobilized 16,266 shares, as recorded in the forms sent by José Manuel Entrecanales to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV). In her, each title has been valued at 119.07 euros. Based on these numbers, the transaction has reached a total valuation of 1.94 million euros. The securities traded in this off-market transaction have left the personal portfolio of José Manuel Entrecanales to join the position that the president of the company agglutinates through society Lizard Global Investment SL. the vice president For its part, Juan Ignacio Entrecanales has reported a similar movement...
    Nine members of Congress, appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will soon walk through the Capitol and deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate. These members, known as the impeachment managers, will prosecute the case against the former president in the Senate.   Pelosi said the House will officially send the article of impeachment against Mr. Trump to the Senate on Monday. "We are respectful of the Senate's constitutional power over the trial and always attentive to the fairness of the process, noting that the former president will have had the same amount of time to prepare for trial as our managers, Pelosi said in a statement on Saturday. "Our managers are ready to begin to make their case to 100 Senate jurors through the trial process." The House voted on January 13 to impeach Mr. Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection, just one...
    Then-Vice-President Joe Biden told Kenyans in 2010 that he had not come to lecture In our series of letters from African journalists, Waihiga Mwaura looks at what the continent could expect from new US President Joe Biden. Short presentational grey line The red carpet was unrolled, the hall was packed, security was tight and Joe Biden took to the stage. This was Nairobi in 2010 and Kenyans had come to listen to the-then US vice-president. “I hope what I am saying doesn’t come across as lecturing,” he said in a phrase that usually heralds a lecture. “I am not,” he insisted. “But too many of your resources have been lost to corruption and not a single high-ranking official has been held accountable for these crimes.” President Trump, seen here with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, changed the image of the US abroad I was one of those watching and, at...
    IF I had been Kamala Harris on Tuesday night, I wouldn’t have slept a wink. Imagine going to bed knowing you are about to become one of the most powerful women in the world the following day. 9US Vice President Kamala Harris made history and she’ll make the future bright tooCredit: Rex Features 9Kamala will be a huge influence over President BidenCredit: Getty Images - Getty Aged 56, she made history by becoming the first female, first black and first Asian-American US Vice President. She can now change the lives of millions, especially those she has always championed — women and people of colour — for the better. And while the eyes of the world should have been focused on Joe Biden, I couldn’t take mine off Kamala at the inauguration. She was a joy to watch. While most people would have shown a glimmer of nerves, Kamala couldn’t stop...
    Loading the player... It’s a club Donald Trump was never really interested in joining and certainly not so soon: the cadre of former commanders in chief who revere the presidency enough to put aside often bitter political differences and even join together in common cause. Members of the ex-presidents club pose together for pictures. They smile and pat each other on the back while milling around historic events, or sit somberly side by side at VIP funerals. They take on special projects together. They rarely criticize one another and tend to offer even fewer harsh words about their White House successors. Former U.S. President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and former U.S. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the President Joe Biden’s Presidential Inauguration...
    Any friend of America must wish Joe Biden well in his efforts to unite his country. But an honest friend must also admit that he starts his presidency in a truly feeble position. Never mind that the US economy has in the past year been wrecked by the Covid pandemic, that unemployment has soared and that homelessness on a developing world scale is now visible in many American cities. There is also a simple question of competence. On the day of the inauguration, former president Barack Obama tweeted a photo of himself and his former vice-president with the message: 'Congratulations to my friend, President Joe Biden! This is your time.' His time? Frankly nobody in America – Republican or Democrat – thinks it ideal that Biden is starting the toughest job of all at the age of 78. U.S. President Joe Biden waves after delivering his inaugural address in...
    NEW US President Joe Biden phoned Boris Johnson last night in a clear sign the two countries’ “special relationship” is as strong as ever. The Prime Minister is the first European leader to receive a call from the White House chief. 3Boris Johnson was the first European leader to receive a call from incoming President Joe Biden 3The PM told the US President that his election was a 'moment of hope' in a dark time for the whole worldCredit: AFP or licensors Mr Johnson told Mr Biden that his election was a “moment of hope” in a dark time for the whole world. It confirms Britain is still high on America’s priority list — even in the post-Trump era. The call, which Mr Johnson took in his Downing Street office, lasted 35 minutes and was described by a source as “very warm, friendly and wide-ranging”. The PM enthusiastically welcomed the...
    Friday on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) challenged the premise of an impeachment effort led by congressional Democrats against former President Donald Trump. Cotton said because Democrats were pursuing the effort, it was as if Trump were “living rent-free” inside their heads. “Shortly after the House passed its article of impeachment against the president last week, I said it’s beyond the Senate’s constitutional authority to have a trial for a former president,” he said. “It just doesn’t make any sense. And I think most Americans are going to look at the Senate wasting our time on a trial to convict and remove from office a man who left office last week.” “I mean, Donald Trump moved out of the White House on Wednesday, but he is still living rent-free in the Democrats’ heads because they’re pursuing this impeachment after he’s already left office when the Constitution plainly says impeachment...
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, who will help prosecute former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection," said House impeachment managers are prepared to call witnesses at the upcoming Senate trial.  "If the Senate allows witnesses, we will be ready with witnesses," Swalwell, D-Calif., told MSNBC Saturday morning. MSNBC host Tiffany Cross told Swalwell she'd like to see Trump's inner circle called to testify before the Senate trial about their speeches at the "Stop the Steal" rally on Jan. 6 that precipitated the Capitol riot, including Trump's eldest son Don Jr. and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL DELAYED UNTIL WEEK OF FEB. 8, SCHUMER SAYS Swalwell didn't say specifically if Trump's confidants would be called but suggested the witness list could be far-reaching because so many people were impacted when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, leaving five people dead, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Impeachment manager Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks...
    President Joe Biden rode a record-breaking $145 million in “dark money” donations into the White House, Bloomberg News reported Saturday. “Dark money” is donations from anonymous donors to outside groups backing a given candidate. Biden’s $145 million is the all-time record for a candidate challenging an incumbent president, according to Bloomberg. Former President Donald Trump received $28 million from such donations. (RELATED: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks At Dark Money Group’s Event After Railing Against Dark Money Groups) Many Democrats have called for an end to dark money donations as it is difficult for the public to discover where the donations are coming from. The pro-Biden outside spending group Priorities USA defended their donations in a statement to Bloomberg. “We weren’t going to unilaterally disarm against Trump and the right-wing forces that enabled him,” the group’s chairman, Guy Cecil, said in a statement. US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with...
    More On: larry king Old clip appears to show Biden accuser’s mom referencing daughter’s claim NY1 icon Pat Kiernan was once asked to be ‘more like Larry King’ Larry King returns to work after cancer battle: ‘They’re gonna have to carry me out’ Larry King’s car got attacked by protesters in DC My first professional experience in the media, or any office, was interning for “Larry King Live” in Washington, DC, in 1993. It was the summer before my junior year of college. CNN was at its early-’90s height after the first Gulf War, and the show was enjoying its new prominence following its role during the 1992 presidential election.  During the day, the show was ruled by the powerful and intimidating executive producer Tammy Haddad. Her volatility was legendary. The interns were scared of her, and we weren’t the only ones. Whenever I’d run into a certain “Crossfire”...
    Who would have thought it a few months ago Ousmane Dembélé has begun to bring out with Barcelona part of what was paid for him more than three years ago, when he exploded in the Borussia Dortmund and the club decided to pay a millionaire for him to stop the competitors. The bet of the club was strong. At first, they paid off at once 105 millions of euros that included a good number of variables with a boy who had recently turned 20. To date, that transfer has already cost 130 million and, if it meets some other variable, that peak may increase … It is now, in one of the worst sporting moments of the Barcelona in recent times, when Dembélé It is showing that potential that was hidden between injuries and improper conduct of professionalism (lateness, food …). It is true that certain physical problems have prevented...
    Former President Donald Trump and a lawyer for the Department of Justice reportedly planned to have the acting attorney general removed from his post weeks before President Biden was inaugurated. Jeffrey Clark, who was the department's civil division acting head, and the president were convinced that then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen was not doing enough to challenge the results of the November election, according to the New York Times, which cited four former Trump administration officials. As soon as Rosen was appointed to his acting role on Dec. 15, the president began to pressure him on the matter, urging him to appoint special counsels to investigate accusations of widespread voter fraud, according to the New York Times. Rosen reportedly refused, telling the president that the department had found no evidence of such a phenomenon. Clark allegedly drafted a letter that he wanted the Justice Department to send to...
    A group of Democratic lawmakers led by 'Squad' members Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush has called on President Joe Biden to commute the sentences of all 49 federal death row inmates, as they slammed the execution spree that closed out Trump's presidency. The group, also including Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, sent a letter to Biden on Friday in which they highlighted their 'grave concerns regarding the death penalty', which they branded 'cruel and heinous'. The letter, signed by 35 lawmakers in total, urged Biden 'to take swift, decisive action' to commute the sentences of the people on federal death row, calling it a 'crucial first step in remedying this grave injustice'. It came after Trump's administration carried out 13 executions in total, three of which were carried out in his final week in office.  A group of Democratic lawmakers led by 'Squad' members Ayanna Pressley and...
    Mediaite’s winner and losers of the week are sourced from our newsletter — Live From the Green Room — which you can sign up for here! Our newsletter, Live From the Green Room, regularly documents the triumphs and failures of the reporters, the pundits, the anchors, the hosts, the contributors, and even the politicians making waves at the intersection of politics and media. Each day, our newsletter presents a winner and a loser. In this post, we run down the best — and worst — of the week. Sign up for our newsletter here! Luke Mogelson of The New Yorker was the first Winner of the week on Monday after some stunning video footage he captured from inside the U.S. Capitol during the violent insurrection on January 6 went viral. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell scored an unfortunate doubleheader as Loser of the Day on Monday and Tuesday. Monday’s dishonor stemmed...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever. Biden was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was 78 years, two months and one day old when he was sworn in on Wednesday. That’s 78 days older than President Ronald Reagan was when he left office in 1989. A look at how the country Biden now leads has changed over his lifetime and how his presidency might reflect that. BIGGER, MORE DIVERSE PIE The U.S. population is approaching 330 million people, dwarfing the 135 million at Biden’s birth and nearly 60% greater than when he was first elected to the Senate in 1972. The world population in Biden’s lifetime has grown from about 2.3 billion to 7.8 billion. More striking is the...
    According to the regulations, a former military man must be retired for more than seven years to be able to head the Defense portfolio. Lloyd retired from the Armed Forces in 2017. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as our country’s 28th Secretary of Defense, and I am especially proud to be the first African-American to hold the position. Let’s get to work,” he said in a message on Twitter. During his confirmation hearing earlier this week, Austin spoke of the role of US troops in the world and said that they should focus their efforts on Asia, where he considered China to be the “most significant challenge” and described Iran as ” a destabilizing force. “ Regarding Afghanistan, he indicated that he would like to see how this conflict ends with a negotiated agreement. IN PHOTOS: Joe Biden is sworn in...
    We have known the existence of a book for a long time Ask Iwata, one of those publications that the most fans of the Big N have in their sights, since it collects the words and teachings of the legendary president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata. Although this book had been confirmed to have an English version, we knew nothing of a Spanish version, until now, because finally the publisher Comic Planet It is the one that has confirmed that it will also bring it to our territory. Ask Iwata, by Planeta Cómic and in Spanish ???? Confirmed! This fall we will publish #AskIwata, a volume about the president of @Nintendo #SatoruIwata that collects his columns in the IWATA ASKS section of the #Nintendo website, in which he interviewed developers and producers of Nintendo games. pic.twitter.com/EP7BMO48o8 – Comic Planet (@PlanetadComic) January 23, 2021 It has been through its official Twitter account...
    He second impeachment or impeachment against the former president of the United States, Donald trump, start the next week of February 8. He is accused of “inciting insurrection” with the assault on the Capitol. This has been reported by the leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer. He indicated that accusations for impeachment will be sent to the Upper House this week and that procedural matters and preparations will begin. The head of the Republican minority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, asked for a delay in the beginning of the impeachment trial in order to prepare the defense of Donald Trump. “The trial will take place in the United States Senate, and there will be a vote on whether or not to ‘convict’ the president,” Schumer said. In addition, it indicated that it will be a “full and fair trial.” ...
    This guy is president. I could get used to it. PS his tweets are boring, and that's wonderful. NY Times: Prosecute Trump? Biden Is Wary, but His Voters Are Eager Urging unity, the president-elect has tried to focus on his policy plans. But many of those who elected him are still fixated on his predecessor: “He’s a crook and he needs to pay.” Interviews with two dozen Biden voters across the country found near unanimity that it was important for the Senate, the Justice Department and state prosecutors to aggressively pursue Mr. Trump, his family members and top aides — holding them accountable well beyond the impeachment charge against the president for inciting the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The consensus cut across differences of ideology, income, race and sex. “He’s a crook and he needs to pay for the crimes he’s done,” said Teresa Steele, a Republican in Denton...
    Sacha Baron Cohen has revealed he made Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm to warn US voters of the 'dangers' of voting in President Donald Trump for a second term. The actor, 49, spoke about the mocumentary with The Sun on Saturday, saying he felt democracy was 'at a very dangerous point' under Trump's administration and he wanted to do something about it before the November election. He explained: 'The aim of the movie is to deliver a message. That's the reason why Borat came out when it did. 'I felt democracy was at a very dangerous point': Sacha Baron Cohen revealed on Saturday that he made Borat 2 to show the 'dangers' of voting Donald Trump in for a second term 'I thought the thing I can do to warn people is to use my funniest character, my most popular ­character, to show what I thought the dangers of ­voting for Trump...
    Michael Boulos, the young Arab-American entrepreneur destined to become Donald Trump’s son-in-law, comes from an extraordinary family which has enjoyed immense wealth but also suffered unimaginable tragedy, MailOnline can reveal. The 23-year-old, who proposed to the ex-President’s youngest daughter Tiffany, 27, with a £1million engagement ring this week, is heir to a vast multi-billion pound business empire spanning much of the African continent.  His family's roots are based in the dusty hills of Northern Lebanon and spread across decades and continents to an opulent lifestyle in Nigeria and the US. While he and his brother have enjoyed huge wealth - with his aspiring actor sibling even appearing in The Crown - his mother has endured utter heartbreak with the loss of seven members of her family in the space of a few days.  MailOnline has spoken exclusively to Michael’s tycoon father Dr Massad Boulos, an ardent Trump supporter, who told...