Democracy Dies in Darkness
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After taking the oath of office, Joe Biden called on the nation to end its “uncivil war” and embrace a united front amid daunting problems.
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.
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.
The outgoing president, skipping Biden’s inauguration, planned a grand military send-off, but only a few hundred people showed up to see him depart.
The virtual “Parade Across America” begins at 3:15 p.m. ET.
“Celebrating America,” with Tom Hanks, begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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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.
Ryan D. McCarthy’s resignation capped a tumultuous term that saw the largest mobilization of the National Guard since World War II.
Austrian flags and a QAnon flag are waved during a protest against government restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Vienna on Saturday. (Ronald Zak/AP)
While some QAnon disciples gave way to doubt as Trump's term ended, others doubled down on blind belief or strained to see new coded messages in the Inauguration Day’s events.
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Amanda Gorman and poetry's short history at presidential inaugurations
President Joe Biden on Jan. 20 became the fourth president ever to have a poet recite their work at a presidential inauguration.
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Roadside souvenirs for sale in Kissimmee, Fla. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini, a Republican, wants to rename U.S. Route 27 after the former president.
January is usually the wet season, but wind-whipped wildfires are burning in parts of California.
Joe Biden during a sending-off event in Wilmington, Del. (Demetrius Freeman/The Post)
President Biden’s administration takes over the official White House social media accounts Wednesday. But Twitter won’t transfer followers, unlike with the previous administration.
The rule forces the Biden administration into a politically sensitive debate that raises questions about separation of church and state.
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In addition to pardoning rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, President Trump commuted the sentence of Death Row Records co-founder Michael “Harry-O” Harris and pardoned Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez.