Joe Biden promised to undo much of his predecessor’s legacy and restore what he refers to as “the soul of America” by proving that the past four years represented an aberration rather than an enduring rift in the national fabric.
The Senate stands at 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, with Vice President Harris the tie-breaking vote. Democrats will control both the White House and Congress for the first time since 2011, albeit narrowly.
Tom Hanks hosts "Celebrating America," a TV special featuring several celebrities commemorating the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris. (Video: The Post; photo: Melina Mara/The Post)
The director of the National Security Agency, who was ordered over the weekend to install former GOP political operative Michael Ellis as NSA general counsel, has placed him on administrative leave, pending an inquiry by the Pentagon inspector general into the circumstances of his selection.
The Army’s initial denial of Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn’s participation in a critical Jan. 6 riot-response meeting, despite multiple inquiries on the matter, comes as lawmakers demand transparency from the Defense Department in the aftermath of one of Washington’s gravest national security failures.
So confident was Team Tiger of Exotic’s imminent release that it hired a “super-stretch turbo diesel” limousine to pick him up from prison, along with a hairdresser waiting in the vehicle to coif his signature platinum-blonde mullet.
Only six of the nine showed up for the ceremony. Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito skipped it. It was the first time in more than 20 years that not all of the justices witnessed the ceremony.
People walk in Tehran on Jan. 9, after Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered a ban on the import of U.S. and British coronavirus vaccines, claiming they are not to be trusted. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
Michael Pack, a Trump appointee, who left a trail of criticism during his short term as head of agency that supervises government-funded news networks, said his resignation had been requested by President Biden.
Unlike his predecessor, who inherited a booming economy and a world at peace but could only see “carnage,” President Biden looked out from a ransacked Capitol to a country reeling from pandemic and riven with injustice and saw the possibility for renewal and rebuilding.