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Biden was sworn in on a storied 19th century family Bible

Biden was sworn in on a storied 19th century family Bible

President Joe Biden was sworn in on a 19th century family Bible on Wednesday, continuing his longtime tradition of using the heirloom during his decades of public service. The five-inch thick Bible features a Celtic cross on the cover, and has been in the Biden family since 1893. The President has used the Bible each…

Trump’s lonely exit

Trump’s lonely exit

In one last divisive spectacle before exiting the Oval Office, President Donald J. Trump became the first chief executive in modern US history to forgo the tradition of attending his successor’s inauguration. Instead, Trump opted for a departure ceremony that left the self-styled larger-than-life business tycoon-turned-president appearing small and as alone as ever. With the…

Trump’s acting attorney general leaves without creating controversial special counsels

Trump’s acting attorney general leaves without creating controversial special counsels

Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen is resigning Wednesday at noon, ending a tenure marked by the things that didn’t happen, including no special counsels appointed despite pressure from the White House. In his nearly month-long tenure as acting attorney general, Rosen withstood pressure from President Donald Trump, who personally and through White House officials had…

Justice Sonia Sotomayor to administer vice presidential oath to Kamala Harris

Justice Sonia Sotomayor to administer vice presidential oath to Kamala Harris

On Wednesday, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a daughter of immigrants, and Sonia Sotomayor, the nation’s first Latina Supreme Court justice, will meet on the largest stage in the country in an attempt to reset a nation in crisis. Harris and Sotomayor will exchange only a few words as they recite and repeat the vice presidential…

How the narrow Senate majority will shape Biden’s presidency

How the narrow Senate majority will shape Biden’s presidency

In a matter of hours, President Joe Biden will inherit a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and Senate. But the narrow majorities in both chambers will challenge his administration’s agenda, his timeline and the goal Biden set to restore unity in the country after four years of tumult under President Donald Trump. Bottom line: When Biden…

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams asked to step down by Biden team

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams asked to step down by Biden team

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said Wednesday that he has been asked to leave his role as the nation’s top doctor by incoming President Joe Biden’s team “I’ve been asked by the Biden team to step down as Surgeon General. Its been the honor of my life to serve this Nation, and I will…

Trump departs Washington a pariah as his era in power ends

Trump departs Washington a pariah as his era in power ends

Donald Trump’s era in Washington is over. The all-consuming, camera-hungry, truth-starved era that fixated the nation and exposed its darkest recesses officially concludes at noon Wednesday. The President, addled and mostly friendless, will end his time in the capital a few hours early to spare himself the humiliation of watching his successor be sworn in.…