Democracy Dies in Darkness
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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.
Taking the oath in no ordinary time, the president appeals for unity and takes action on the coronavirus, economy, climate and racial injustice
We have been at war with our own democracy. But we haven’t yet managed to topple our own moral code.
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)
In the first hours of a job he pursued for decades, the president shifted dizzyingly between informality and grandeur.
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Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. leads fellow Supreme Court justices at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. (AFP/Getty Images)
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.
Over 24 hours, the country went through its own peaceful transition — of emotion, of memory, of pain and hope.
The 46th president held his hand on a Bible at 11:48 a.m., but it is not the taking of the oath that determines when the previous term ends.
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)
“If they return to their commitments, we will also fulfill our commitments,” President Hassan Rouhani said on the day of Biden’s inauguration.
As President Biden took his oath of office Wednesday, world leaders and top officials, along with ordinary people across the globe, looked on with rapt attention — and in many cases optimism.
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Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman escorted Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris at the inauguration on Jan. 20. (The Post)
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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.
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