President Biden is also preparing to impose new costs on Russia, pending an assessment of alleged interference in the 2020 election, involvement in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a cyber breach of U.S. agencies and other activities.
The national press — battered by four years of abuse by the president, and by the incompetence and falsehoods of his spokespeople — runs the risk of being seduced by an administration that, in many cases, closely reflects its values: multiculturalism, a belief in the principles of liberal democracy, and a kind of wonky idealism.
On his second day in office President Biden signed an additional 10 executive orders, plus presidential memorandums, dealing with many aspects of the health crisis that he has defined as his top priority.
The FBI alleged that Biggs and other members of the far-right nationalist group appeared equipped with walkie-talkie-style communication devices and earpieces during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The appointments of Rebecca Kelly Slaughter as acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission and Jessica Rosenworcel at the Federal Communications Commission come as Democrats prepare to roll back a slew of deregulatory actions implemented by the Trump administration.
The executive order could lead to an emergency standard for businesses — a set of a regulations they would have to comply with, like mask-wearing, that advocates say is necessary to combat the pandemic.