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Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor

Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP members who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump.

NYT: Trump considered using DOJ attorney to undo Georgia election

Democrats start reining in expectations for immigration bill

  Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

  Yellen nomination as Treasury secretary clears committee

  Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

  GOP lawmaker with gun sets off House chamber metal detector

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  Biden signs orders on food and unemployment aid as talks start on big aid plan

  Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US

  Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatens Trump

Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty

  6 in 10 older Americans don’t know how to get vaccine

  Rep. Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden

  Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at White House

The Biden administration has made a point of abiding by the same strict guidelines they’re urging Americans to follow to stem the spread of the virus

  Guard troops head home after helping secure Biden inaugural

The National Guard Bureau says that of the nearly 26,000 Guard troops deployed to D.C. for the inaugural, just 10,600 remain on duty.

  Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

President Joe Biden has ordered a “pause” on all border wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive orders he issued on his first day in office.

Congress poised for quick action on Biden’s Pentagon nominee

Congress is moving quickly to install retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense.

  Biden halts oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

  McConnell seeks to push impeachment trial to February

  White House: Biden confident in FBI head, will retain him

  Biden proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty with Russia

  Kindergartners stand in solidarity, inspired by swearing-in of Vice President Kamala Harris

  Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

  Trump returns to a business empire ravaged by pandemic

Donald Trump is returning to a family business ravaged by pandemic shutdowns and restrictions, with revenue plunging more than 40 percent at his Doral golf property, his Washington hotel and both his Scottish resorts.

  World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden

The U.S. formally left the Paris Accord pact in November.

  Bernie’s inauguration mittens: Woman who made them speaks

Ellis, an elementary school teacher, got a pair of her homemade mittens to Sanders after his first presidential run.

  Facebook’s oversight board to rule on Trump ban

The social media giant said Thursday that it believes it made the right decision but said it’s referring the matter to the oversight board for what it called an “independent judgment.”

  Democrats set to formalize Jaime Harrison as national chair

The Democratic National Committee is set to formally elect Jaime Harrison of South Carolina as chairman on Thursday, signifying an early alignment between newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and state party leaders around the country.

  Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for transportation

President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, appeared on a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursday to help carry out the administration’s ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.

  Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’

President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda.

  New president brings a slightly new look to Oval Office

Biden revealed the new décor Wednesday as he invited reporters into his new office to watch him sign a series of executive orders hours after he took office.

  Former presidents team up on video honoring Biden

They appeared side by side in the video message, which was recorded as part of the “Celebrating America” inauguration concert.

Protesters gather, damage Democratic headquarters in Oregon

Portland has been the site of frequent protests, many involving violent clashes between officers and demonstrators, ever since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.

Proud Boy organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol

Authorities say an organizer of the Proud Boys far-right extremist group has been arrested for taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

  Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

  With passion and fashion, Lady Gaga delivers powerful anthem

A slew of glittery celebrities is descending on Washington — virtually or in person — to welcome the new administration.

  World hopes for renewed cooperation under new US president

Many expressed hope Wednesday that Biden would right the world’s largest democracy two weeks after they watched rioters storm the Capitol, shaking the faith of those fighting for democracy in their own countries.

  Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden revokes permit

The 1,700-mile pipeline was planned to carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

  Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

Three new Democratic senators have been sworn into office, giving Democrats the majority in the Senate.

  On Day One, Biden targets Trump policies on climate, coronavirus

Biden on Wednesday planned to halt construction on Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, aides said.

  Biden’s first act: Executive orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executive orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfill campaign promises.

  Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew.’

Amanda Gorman read with urgency and assertion as she began by asking “Where can we find light/In this never-ending shade?”

  Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday.

  Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban

President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies.

  FULL TEXT: President Biden’s inaugural address

This is the full prepared text of President Joe Biden’s address delivered Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at the U.S Capitol in Washington, D.C.

  Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday.

  Trump pardons ex-boyfriend of deported Russian agent

Paul Erickson, a former conservative operative once romantically linked to Russian agent Maria Butina who was convicted in investment schemes, has been pardoned by President Donald Trump as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term.

  Biden’s inauguration goes off with no security issues

Joe Biden was safely sworn in as president in a Washington on edge, two weeks after rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump besieged the Capitol.

  Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office.

  Officer who diverted rioters escorts Harris at inauguration

When Vice President Kamala Harris stepped up to take the oath of office, she was escorted by Eugene Goodman.

  Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people.

  Bomb threat called into Supreme Court, all-clear given

The all-clear has been given after the U.S. Supreme Court received a bomb threat on Inauguration Day.

Neo-Nazi group to pay $10K to Charlottesville car attack survivor

The $10,000 judgment is not a settlement. But it means the group will pay the sum and be dismissed as a defendant from the lawsuit.

  China labels Pompeo ‘doomsday clown’ over genocide claims

Pompeo’s announcement Tuesday doesn’t require any immediate actions, although the U.S. must take the designation into account in formulating policy toward China.

  Sheriff: Fla. deputy charged with threats after US Capitol attack

The deputy was charged with making written threats to kill, conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism. He was also suspended pending termination.

  Limousine awaited ‘Tiger King’ outside Texas prison but Trump didn’t pardon him

The man known as the "Tiger King" is serving a 22-year prison sentence after he was convicted of multiple charges in 2019.

  Biden marks nation’s COVID grief before inauguration pomp

The sober moment on the eve of Biden's inauguration — typically a celebratory time in Washington when the nation marks the democratic tradition of a peaceful transfer of power — was a measure of the enormity of loss for the nation.

Fierce California winds fan fires, topple trees and trucks

Months-old embers from a deadly California fire were blown back to life by powerful winds that raked the state and prompted safety blackouts to tens of thousands of people.

  McConnell: Trump ‘provoked’ Capitol siege, mob ‘fed lies’

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly placed blame on President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was “fed lies” and that the president and others “provoked” those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden’s election.

  From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural

The inaugural celebration will be pared down, distanced, and much of it virtual.

  Trump wishes new administration luck in farewell video

The White House released Trump's farewell address Tuesday afternoon, a day ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  @POTUS resets as Twitter juggles presidential accounts

It’s a Twitter user’s worst nightmare: Wake up to find most of your followers gone.

  Biden immigration plan opposed by GOP, conservative groups

President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration.

  2 Guard members made extremist statements about inauguration

U.S. Secret Service tightened security in and around the Capitol days earlier than usual in preparation, and the city center is essentially on lockdown with streets blocked, high fencing installed and tens of thousands of troops and law enforcement officers stationed around the area.

Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies

Mike Lindell, the company CEO and also the face of the brand, said major retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s have dropped his products recently.

  Sales of US Constitution topped 1 million during Trump years

The U.S. Constitution has been a best-seller during the Trump years.

  Georgia certifies Democrats Warnock and Ossoff’s Senate wins

The certification by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger officially seals Warnock and Ossoff’s victories over their Republican opponents in the Jan. 5 runoffs.

  Biden’s nominees promise fresh approach on national security

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the intelligence community, Avril Haines, promised Tuesday to “speak truth to power" and keep politics out of intelligence agencies to ensure their work is trusted.

  Biden picks 1st transgender person for Senate-confirmed post

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health.

Supreme Court takes on early stage of global warming case

The Supreme Court seems cautious about giving oil and gas companies a win in a case involving global warming.

  Trump expected to issue flurry of pardons on last full day

President Donald Trump was expected to spend his last full day in office issuing a flurry of pardons and bidding farewell to the American public from a near-deserted White House and surrounded by an extraordinary security presence outside.

  Alleged ‘Oath Keepers’ leader among self-described militia members jailed on charges from Capitol riot

Federal authorities said that Caldwell sent another message to an Oath Keepers leader encouraging them to storm Ohio’s capital, Columbus.

  Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan, rejecting Republican arguments that the measure is too big given the size of U.S. budget deficits.

  An inauguration like we’ve never seen before

The COVID-19 pandemic and the violence at the Capitol earlier this month are causing big changes.

  The Latest: McConnell points finger at Trump in Capitol riot

The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday on the Senate floor, “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”

  Woman accused of laptop theft from Pelosi’s office amid riot

A caller claiming to be the woman's former romantic partner alleged she intended to send the device to a friend in Russia, but that plan fell through.

  Music teacher continues class while protecting US Capitol with National Guard

A Virginia educator called to protect the Capitol in the National Guard has continued to teach his students remotely from his military Humvee.

  Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp

Officials say evacuation at inaugural rehearsal was due to a fire several blocks away and not believed to be a threat.

  King Day service calls for nonviolence amid turbulent times

The coronavirus pandemic forced the annual King Day service at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church online during the 35th celebration of his birthday as a national holiday.

  Melania Trump posts farewell message to Twitter

First lady Melania Trump posted a farewell message to Americans on social media Monday.

  Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

Biden announced his intent to nominate Chopra on Monday, along with his intent to nominate Gary Gensler, the former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as the next chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission.