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joebiden jan22 Thursday, President Joe Biden announced a national strategy to deal with coronavirus pandemic, and signed 10 executive orders and other directives to move quickly to contain the crisis. The executive actions taken on the new President's first full day in office aim to ramp up vaccinations, expand testing and reopen schools. Some of those actions include an executive order to fill supply shortfal

joebiden jan21 Within hours of assuming U.S. presidency, Joe Biden signed 15 executive orders undoing many of key Trump administration policies, including on climate change and immigration. They include order to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. Donald Trump had announced in 2017 that the United States is withdrawing from the important international deal that aims to mitigate climate change effects. The Pres

joebidenkamalaharris jan20 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States at a ceremony held at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office to Biden, 78. Kamala Harris, 56, was sworn into office as the first woman U.S. Vice President by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

trumpstevebannon jan20 President Donald Trump issued 73 pardons and 70 commutations in the final hours of his presidency. Those who benefited from a long-standing presidential tradition of exercising clemency powers included Trump's former political strategist and adviser Steve Bannon, who is facing fraud charges. Bannon was charged in August 2020 with fraud over a fundraising campaign to build awall on the US-Mexico

joebidenkamalaharris jan20 Stage is set outside the Capitol for Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States at noon Wednesday. Biden, 78, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, 56, will be sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Born to parents of Indian and Jamaican origins, Harris will become the first colored Asian-American to be elevated to the post. She will also becom

joebiden 0119 Security has been tightened in Washington, D.C. ahead of the presidential inauguration in the wake of FBI warning that protests by right-wing extremists are possible against federal institutions. More than 25000 National Guard reserve soldiers have been deployed to take guard around the White House, Capitol Hill and other crucial spots. Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller said that w

joebiden aug19 19jan21 On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden announced his nominees to a number of key administration posts. Elizabeth Klein, an experienced leader in clean energy, climate change, and environmental law and policy, was named Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Most recently, she was Deputy Director of the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law. Klein served at the Department of the

biden jan15 President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package proposal to lift the U.S. economy as well as its people, badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The relief proposal includes $1 trillion in direct relief to households, $415 billion to fight the pandemic and $440bn for small businesses and worst-affected communities. In addition to the $600 in direct payments previously

ushouseimpeachestrump jan14 The US House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump over his role in inciting violence at the Capitol last week. A resolution charging Trump with "incitement of insurrection" was passed with a 232 to 197 vote. 10 Republican Representatives voted against Trump, who thus became the first president in US history to be impeached twice. He was impeached by the House in Decemb

samanthapower 011321 Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden announced the United States' former Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power as his nominee for Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He also elevated the position to become a member of the National Security Council. Announcing her nomination, Biden said Power has been a leader in marshaling the world to resolve long-runn

trump jan13 The US House of Representatives will reconvene Wednesday to vote to impeach President Donald Trump over charges of inciting violence at the Capitol. As Democrats hold a majority in the House, Trump is likely to become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. He was impeached by the House in December 2019 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tue

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williamburns jan12 President-elect Biden nominated former U.S. Ambassador to Russia William J. Burns as the new CIA Director. 64-year-old Burns, who retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after 33-year long diplomatic career, would be the first career diplomat to head the Central Intelligence Agency. In a statement announcing his nomination, Biden said, "The American people will sleep soundly with him as ou

trump jan12 Amid FBI warning about possible armed protests across the United States in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency in the District of Columbia. Trump declared on Monday that an emergency exists in the District of Columbia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement the District's response efforts due to the emergency c

betsydevoselainechao jan08 Two members in President Donald Trump's Cabinet - Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos - have joined a number of administration officials resigning in protest against the infamous attack on U.S. Capitol by his supporters. In a statement addressed to her colleagues in the agency, Chao wrote that she was "deeply troubled" by the "entirely avoidable" events at the

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