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WASHINGTON, DC ‐ June 18, 2021: US President Joe Biden give remarks on COVID-19 response & vaccinations in the State Dining Room of the White House on June 18, 2021. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)
The president touts 300 million shots in arms but sidesteps goal of getting one shot to at least 70 percent of adults by the holiday.
Biden signed the law enacting the federal holiday after Congress reached a sudden and unexpected bipartisan agreement this week.
Although President Biden has promised not to hire his own family, some ethics experts are disappointed that he hasn’t done more to shift from the nepotism and cronyism practiced under Donald Trump.
Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
The president is facing a raft of domestic challenges after returning from his first overseas trip, including ongoing negotiations on infrastructure legislation.
Overall, four defendants in the Capitol breach investigation now face firearms counts, as U.S. prosecutors apply novel felony charges amid plea talks.
Bolton, who served as national security adviser, said the Trump White House wrongly claimed he spilled secrets in a failed attempt to halt his book’s revelations about an ‘erratic’ and ‘unfit’ president.
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The Inauguration
Biden signed executive actions to require masks on all federal grounds and ask agencies to extend eviction moratoriums.
President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the nation’s 46th president on Wednesday at an inauguration like no other.
(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)
Trump skipped the inauguration — themed “America United” — two weeks after inciting a deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.
Joe Biden pleaded for national unity in his inaugural address Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president. Here's our analysis and the full speech.
New presidential families, past commanders in chief and government members of both parties were in attendance as a new era was marked in American democracy.
Several of the new words in Biden’s speech reflected pandemic deaths, economic fallout and recent far-right violence. He was the first new president to say “white supremacy.”
Joe Biden will become the 46th president when he takes the oath of office. Just as no two presidents are alike, neither are the ceremonies that usher them into office.
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The Biden Agenda
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