Democracy Dies in Darkness
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Aspects of the plan are intended to steer more money to states and make travel safe.
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All incoming presidents change the decor of the largely symbolic room to offer a sense of their personality and the type of presidency they hope to have. President Biden’s is notable for the sheer number of portraits and busts of well-known American historical figures.
The one-term president’s refusal to concede the election or participate in inaugural events created an unusual changing of the guard.
At state capitols across the nation, National Guard troops stood watch over pro-Trump demonstrators. In Portland, far-left activists smashed windows at the local Democratic Party office.
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Inauguration
President Biden's inaugural prime-time special featured celebrities including Katy Perry, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen performing in D.C. and around the country.
George Washington could really cut a rug. Abraham Lincoln absolutely could not. How all 45 presidents fared on the dance floor.
The public was barred from entering the National Mall, where troops clad in camouflage and gripping M4 rifles peered up from Constitution Avenue.
An inauguration like no other. And how the White House residence staff say goodbye to one first family and hello to another.
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The fracas began when the Biden administration asked now-former general counsel Peter Robb to resign, a White House official said, a precedent-breaking move.
Lt. Gen. Charles A. Flynn. (Defense Department)
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.
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Late-night hosts bid farewell to Trump, welcome America's 'brand new dad'
Late-night hosts on Jan. 20, commented on the end of the Trump administration and memorable moments from President Biden’s inauguration.
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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.
A Washington Post analysis of the 144 people who received clemency this week found that at least 45 — or nearly a third — had a link to the president or people in his close orbit.
Over 24 hours, the country went through its own peaceful transition — of emotion, of memory, of pain and hope.
The site of a suicide attack in Baghdad on Thursday. (Reuters)
Although Iraqi security forces continue to fight ISIS militants in rural areas, attacks in the capital have been rare.
The sanctions prohibit former secretary of state Mike Pompeo and the 27 other named individuals and their families from traveling to China — including Hong Kong and Macao — or conducting business with the country.
Immigration attorneys and advocates say chartered deportation flights continued uninterrupted until the last hours of Donald Trump’s presidency.
“The Dissident” had received favorable audience scores on the Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb rating sites — until last week.
The video shows a Black Sea palace with an ice rink and “aquadisco.” It was built for Putin, the Russian opposition leader claimed. The Kremlin denies it.
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Members of the Proud Boys, including organizer Joe Biggs, third from right, march across the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland, Ore. (AP)
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.
As President Biden and Vice President Harris took their oaths of office, African Americans held hope for change.
(Melina Mara/The Post)
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.
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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