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3 new Democratic senators to be sworn in, which will flip control of the Senate

3 new Democratic senators to be sworn in, which will flip control of the Senate

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is expected to swear in three new, barrier-breaking Democratic senators on Wednesday afternoon after her own inauguration, officially giving Democrats control of the Senate for the first time since they lost the chamber in the 2014 elections. Earlier this month, Georgia elected two Democrats — the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon…

Trump revokes rule barring lobbying by former officials as he leaves office

Trump revokes rule barring lobbying by former officials as he leaves office

As his term comes to an end, President Donald Trump revoked a rule he signed early in his term that imposed a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign governments. Trump had signed the order “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees” within his first week in office as…

Biden puts Trump’s climate and environmental rollbacks in his crosshairs

Biden puts Trump’s climate and environmental rollbacks in his crosshairs

Among incoming President Joe Biden’s Day One priorities: Begin rolling back climate and environmental policies of the Trump administration, many of which were rollbacks of Obama-era or earlier rules. Biden’s advisers have compiled a list of more than 100 rules and policies developed by the Trump administration that it sees as targets for review, CNN…

Biden to start fast on immigration with DACA, border wall and travel ban

Biden to start fast on immigration with DACA, border wall and travel ban

President-elect Joe Biden will kick off his term by rolling out a series of immigration executive actions, moving swiftly to undo many Trump administration policies. Biden outlined an ambitious immigration agenda on the campaign trail that would reverse the actions of his predecessor, vowing, for example, to introduce comprehensive immigration legislation and maintain programs that…

Biden targets Trump’s legacy with first-day executive actions

Biden targets Trump’s legacy with first-day executive actions

President-elect Joe Biden plans to take 17 executive actions during his first hours in office Wednesday, moving faster and more aggressively to dismantle his predecessor’s legacy than any other modern president. Biden will sign a flurry of executive orders, memoranda and directives to agencies, making his first moves to address the coronavirus pandemic and undo…

Biden will extend student loan payment deferrals until October

Biden will extend student loan payment deferrals until October

President-elect Joe Biden will direct the Department of Education Wednesday to extend the suspension of federal student loan payments and interest. Borrowers will not have to make payments until October 1 at the earliest, extending the already unprecedented pause on payments by eight months. When the economy began to shut down in response to the…

Biden to rescind 1776 commission via executive order

Biden to rescind 1776 commission via executive order

President-elect Joe Biden will issue an executive order to dissolve the 1776 commission, a panel stood up by President Donald Trump as a rebuttal to schools applying a more accurate history curriculum around slavery in the US, Biden’s transition team announced Wednesday. The commission had been formed as an apparent counter to The New York…

Biden promises to be ‘a president for all Americans’

Biden promises to be ‘a president for all Americans’

President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday, ushering in a new era of calm and comity to Washington after four divisive and tumultuous years under former President Donald Trump. Standing at the Capitol just two weeks after a mob of insurrectionists invaded that building seeking to overturn…

How to watch the inauguration

How to watch the inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in on Wednesday as the next president of the United States on an Inauguration Day that will look like no other in modern history. In a major break with tradition, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not welcome Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden to…