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President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed multiple executive orders that will set the tone for his new administration, aimimg to immediately reverse policies by President Donald Trump. As one of his first acts as president, Biden signed the 17 orders before reporters in the Oval Office. Among the orders was one mandating that the United […]

The stock market climbed to record highs Wednesday as President Joe Biden was sworn into office. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 257.86, or 0.83%, to rise to a new record high of 31,188.38, while the S&P 500 gained 1.45% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 1.97% both also reaching record highs. Markets reacted to Biden […]

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump granted clemency to dozens of people, including his former adviser Stephen Bannon and top election fundraiser Elliott Broidy. In his final hours at the White House, Trump pardoned 73 people and commuted the prison sentences of 70 others in one of his final actions as president of the United States.  […]

Senate committees began confirmation hearings on Tuesday for five nominees for President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet. The Senate returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since it certified Biden’s electoral victory and the attack by radical supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump.  Tuesday’s confirmation hearings included the following nominees:   Antony Blinken, 58, for secretary […]

President Donald Trump released a taped farewell address before leaving office, saying: “We did what we came to do – and so much more.”  In a video posted on YouTube (which can be viewed here), he said he took on “the tough battles, the hardest fights… because that’s what you elected me to do.” The […]

Inauguration rehearsals in Washington, D.C., were interrupted and the U.S. Capitol was locked down Monday after a nearby fire caused a temporary security alert. The U.S. Secret Service said in an announcement that the Capitol complex was shut down “out of an abundance of caution” in response to “a small fire in the area of 1st […]

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteering as the Presidential Inauguration Committee partnered with local, state and national organizations virtually for a National Day of Service. The Bidens filled food boxes at Philabundance, a hunger relief organization in Philadelphia. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and husband Doug […]

Twitter temporarily suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Sunday,  Greene is the Republican U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia who has expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories online. The 46-year-old political newcomer was elected to represent Georgia’s 14th District in November. Greene’s account was suspended “without explanation,” she said in a […]

Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to support a vote to dismiss the article of impeachment brought by the House against President Donald Trump on Sunday. Graham wrote that holding an impeachment trial for Trump after he has left office would be “as unwise as it is unconstitutional” while the Senate awaits […]

President-elect Joe Biden introduced a $1.9 trillion spending package Thursday, aiming to speed distribution of the coronavirus vaccines and provide economic relief caused by the pandemic. The package proposal includes investing $20 billion in a national vaccination program, $1,400 stimulus checks and expanding unemployment insurance supplements to $400 per week. Biden noted that this was […]