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    WASHINGTON -- From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts - a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus - and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that."End this uncivil war," he implored Americans on Jan. 20, 2021. Of the pathogen, he said: "We can overcome this deadly virus."Neither malady has abated.EMBED More News Videos Joe Biden delivers remarks after he is sworn in as 46th President of the United States. For Biden, it's been a year of lofty ambitions grounded by the unrelenting pandemic, a tough hand in Congress, a harrowing end to an overseas war and rising fears for the future of democracy itself. Biden did score a public-works achievement for the ages. But America's cracks go deeper than pavement.In this midterm election year, Biden confronts seething divisions and a Republican Party that propagates the delusion that the 2020 election - exhaustively vetted, validated many times over, fair by all measures - was stolen from Donald Trump. That central, mass lie of a rigged vote has...
    A liberal woman has told of how she disguised herself as a MAGA supporter on dating app Bumble to reel in a suspected Capitol rioter.  The woman, named only as Claire, says she reinstalled the app after a lengthy hiatus on realizing she could help the FBI to catch the troublemakers. She told Huffington Post how she deleted a photo of herself wearing a vagina hat at a feminist march, uploaded a generic looking shot of herself on a boat, and changed her political affiliation to 'conservative.'  Claire then managed to reel in Andrew Quentin Taake, 32, who sent her a photo of himself allegedly rioting, and is said to have bragged of being pepper sprayed during the violence at the Capitol.    Recalling what prompted the unusual sting operation, Claire said 'I was watching on the news and seeing everyone walk back. 'It felt kind of useless for me to be that close and not kind of do anything proactive about it.'  She said it was an appeal from then President-elect Biden to help catch rioters that spurred her on. 'OK, fine,' Claire thought....
    Amanda Gorman has detailed how her life changed overnight after reciting a poem at the inauguration of Joe Biden. The 23-year-old poet covered the September issue of Porter Magazine as she spoke about her reading of The Hill We Climb.  She also touched on how feels to be a co-chair of 2021's Met Gala along with Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Timothee Chalamet.  One to watch: Amanda Gorman revealed life changed overnight after reciting poetry at Joe Biden's inauguration and dished on chairing the 2021 Met Gala as she covered Porter magazine For the accompanying photoshoot, Amanda looked chic in an orange dress with her hair flowing past her shoulders.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Homes Under The Hammer's Martin Roberts reveals he was... Rochelle Humes looks incredible as she showcases her... 'My first true love': Home and Away actress Kristy Wright... Simon C-OW-ell! Sunburned mogul avoids a playful slap from... Share this article Share In another snap, she wore a striped two-piece set with tassel detailing, while another striking image saw...
    More On: jill biden Kate Middleton and Jill Biden match in pink at first meeting Jill Biden’s Valentino bag has hand-painted portraits of her dogs Jill Biden nods to Meghan Markle in lemon-print Oscar de la Renta dress Joe and Jill Biden open up about Hunter’s struggle with addiction Jill Biden doesn’t think there’s anything fishy about her viral “fishnet” stockings. The First Lady – whose patterned hosiery sparked debate in April –  set the record straight on the style controversy, telling Vogue the much-discussed tights “weren’t fishnets.” “It’s kind of surprising, I think, how much commentary is made about what I wear or if I put my hair in a scrunchie. I put my hair up! Or the stocking thing,” Biden, 70, told the fashion glossy. “It’s amazing how much people pay attention to every little detail,” she added, before clarifying that the tights in question “weren’t fishnets. They weren’t lace. They were very pretty stockings.” The FLOTUS’ patterned legwear elicited mixed reactions this spring: While some argued the style wasn’t suitable for a high-powered woman, others applauded Biden for her edgier...
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) called on former President Donald Trump to condemn the far right militias and QAnon extremists who are pushing a new conspiracy theory that he will return to power in the White House on March 4. McCaul, who was chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security in the three previous Congressional terms, issued his plea on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper. The Texas Republican’s comments came in direct response to some QAnon conspiracists promoting another shifting of the goal posts to March 4th as the new date Trump will return to power. At a recent pro-Trump rally in California, believers in the QAnon eliminationist ideology hyped this new date to CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan while others told him they were hoping for a military coup to oust Biden and re-intall Trump. As a result, some far right and extremists groups have reportedly threatened to assault Congress or the Capitol again tomorrow if their fabulist theory doesn’t come to pass. “It seems to me that whether we’re talking about the attack on January 6th or this possible attack tomorrow, President Trump, these people, these attackers worship...
    During a Wednesday appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” former first lady Michelle Obama discussed President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day. Although she said it was “a glorious day,” Obama described the mood as “mixed” due to concern about another riot just two weeks after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. She added the “reality” of “fellow Americans storming the Capitol” was with her and the others on the stage while watching Biden get sworn-in. Host Robin Roberts asked, “What was it like for you to be there, to witness this historic swearing-in?” “Well, it was a glorious day, the sun was shining, the mood was wonderful, but it was also mixed,” Obama replied. “I think everyone was concerned about more riots, but we were assured that things were under control. When you see fellow Americans storming the Capitol, that sits with you. That reality was with us on that stage.” She added, “But to watch our friend Joe Biden and Jill stand there with their beautiful family, to see Kamala with her family standing there brave and bold,...
    MICHELLE Obama was scared another riot would break out during Joe Biden's inauguration while she was on stage. The former first lady spoke out during an interview with Good Morning America that aired on Wednesday morning. 5Obama made the comments during an interview with GMACredit: Good Morning America When asked about Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration, Obama said: "the mood was wonderful, but it was also mixed." "I think everyone was concerned about more riots, but we were assured that things were under control." The Capitol was on high-alert for Biden's inauguration after Donald Trump supporters stormed the political hub just weeks earlier on January 6. "When you see fellow Americans storming the Capitol, that, you know, that sits with you, so that reality was with us on that stage," she said. 5She said she was scared another riot would take place, like the one at the CapitolCredit: AFP or licensors 5Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the political hub on January 6Credit: AFP or licensors "But to watch our friend Joe Biden and Jill [Biden] stand there with their...
    Donald Trumps' predecessor, according to one faction of the disintegrating QAnon conspiracy cult. On Thursday evening, CNN reported that the close to 5,000 National Guard troops who have been stationed around the Capitol since shortly after the Jan. 6 insurgency will stay in place until March 12. If it seems odd that the Guard is still in place weeks after President Biden was sworn in on Jan. 21, the reason they’re sticking around is because of another inauguration date. That would be the Mar. 4 date when many QAnon followers expect Donald Trump to emerge from hiding to be sworn in as the 19th president of the United States. Explaining any of the above requires putting on hip waders and staggering out into the Q-swamp. Right up until Joe Biden put hand to Bible and followed it up with an actual stroll along Pennsylvania Avenue, true-Q Trump supporters were expecting Jan. 20 to be “the storm.” That was the day that they were anticipating seeing federal troops swoop down to arrest Biden, Hillary Clinton, and all the other pizza-loving cannibals of the...
    Kamala Harris’ step-daughter, Ella Emhoff, made her runway debut after a top modeling agency spotted her at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Vice President’s 21-year-old daughter appeared Thursday in Proenza Schouler during a virtual event for New York Fashion Week for the brand’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection. (RELATED: Biden Inauguration Poet To Perform In Super Bowl Pre-Game Ceremonies) Pictures and clips from the show have surfaced on social media.  (RELATED: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez Deliver Stunning Performances At Joe Biden’s Inauguration) Look who it is in the @proenzaschouler show. Hello, Ella Emhoff! pic.twitter.com/ojjYRgXml5 — Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) February 18, 2021 IN A PRESIDENTIAL FASHION: Fashion label @proenzaschouler shows off its fall collection in a show which features the modeling debut of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff. pic.twitter.com/Ej2yCV3vPc — AP Fashion (@AP_Fashion) February 18, 2021 In one of the shots, Emhoff wore a large black trench coat with a black and yellow print top. Don’t miss @proenzaschouler‘s Fall/Winter 2021 presentation, featuring #EllaEmhoff. Watch the film now at https://t.co/HqivBhXjpT Photos by @frankholliday pic.twitter.com/jrvmLr6klh — Fashion Week (@FashionWeek) February...
    WHEN Foo Fighters were reunited after eight months apart, it was an emotional time. Like everyone else, Covid-19 had forced them to go their separate ways and they didn’t see each other at all for the longest time in their 25-year history. 9Dave Grohl is frontman of band Foo Fighters 9The Foo Fighters appeared at Biden's inauguration in January “It felt like a dream,” says Dave Grohl. “We all walked into the room, one by one and saw each other for the first time in almost a year. No instruments or amplifiers. We just sat in the room together. “It was a reunion of old friends who rely on each other for a lot more than just playing music. It was f***ing beautiful. Then we put on our instruments, looked at each other and played Learn To Fly and it sounded exactly the same as the last time we played it a year before. “At the end we looked at each other and laughed. Hopefully we’ll be able to do that for the rest of our lives.” Foo Fighters release...
    Jill Biden's Inauguration Day corsage was actually part of a heartwarming tradition the two have had for years. Chip Somodevilla / Staff / Getty Images In an interview with People, Jill Biden revealed the story behind her Inauguration Day corsage.  Jill said her husband surprised her with a corsage made with her favorite flowers during the concert. The romantic tradition started on Valentine's Day a long time ago and has continued over the years. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jill Biden's Inauguration Day look was packed with symbols, and she just revealed the story behind the white corsage she wore for the concert on January 20.  The first lady's dress and matching coat were designed by Gabriela Hearst and featured embroidered flowers representing each US state and territory. To accessorize her look, she was pictured with a corsage that fans first speculated was a gift from the president.  Read more: All the hidden details of Jill Biden's Inauguration Concert outfit The corsage was made up of white gardenias. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images In an interview...
    A South Carolina mom not interested in politics has revealed how she was lured into QAnon conspiracy theories on TikTok when she lost her job during the pandemic. Ashley Vanderbilt, 27, has broken her silence to share how she became so indoctrinated by the extreme right-wing conspiracy that even her four-year-old daughter Emmerson knew 'something was wrong with her mom.'   Before getting caught up in QAnon, Vanderbilt said she was passive with politics, didn't read the news and had always been someone 'that you just tell me what to do and I do it.' She said she had always been a Republican as she grew up being told to be and was a Donald Trump supporter but ended up so far 'down the rabbit hole' she started viewing him as being above God.   She said only realized that she 'wasn't 100% there' after Joe Biden's inauguration when she called her mom and told her 'we're all going to die.'  The 27-year-old placed part of the blame on Donald Trump for pushing his agenda on 'fake news' and for not denouncing QAnon -...
    Unlawfully appointed former official Ken Cuccinelli. Thought we’d seen the last of unlawfully appointed former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Ken Cuccinelli being a complete ass? We were wrong. Oh so wrong. Just a couple days after we found out that the very strange anti-immigrant loudmouth signed questionable agreements purporting policy changes by DHS had to be cleared with the likes of corrupt Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a whistleblower has revealed the existence of a second dubious agreement. Like the agreements with Texas and a number of other localities, the policy was reportedly put in place specifically to kneecap reversals of the previous administration’s policies by the Biden administration. Like the agreements, it was an 11th-hour move. But what’s even more 11th hour than 11th hour? Because this second agreement was signed the day before Biden’s inauguration, and with the union representing out-of-control Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. The New York Times reports that under Cuccinelli’s latest document, the union representing ICE agents would have veto power over changes and policies implemented by a Biden administration. “One clause in the...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden's relatives began cashing in on his name on Inauguration Day with ads and questionable business dealings. The president's brother, Frank Biden, reportedly appeared in a Florida lawsuit's ad that used the presidency to bring attention to their class action lawsuit. 4The president's brother appeared in an ad on Inauguration DayCredit: AFP 4Frank Biden works as an advisor to a Florida law firmCredit: Getty Images - Getty "The two Biden brothers have long held a commitment to pushing environmental issues to the forefront," the ad for Berman Law Group says. "The president-elect has vowed to rejoin the Paris Agreement and wants to set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets." The ad appeared in the Daily Business Review on the day of Biden's inauguration, and featured a picture of Frank, along with quotes regarding his relationship with his brother. The ad focuses on a lawsuit the firm, which Frank is an advisor to, is leading against a group of Florida sugar cane companies, according to CNBC. 4Hunter Biden said his 'tax affairs' are under federal investigationCredit: Getty Images -...
    Kamala Harris’ niece has stopped selling clothing using the vice president's name after flying to the inauguration on a private jet paid for by a Biden donor and writing a children's book about her famous aunt.  Meena Harris, 36, no longer sells her range of t-shirts and swimsuits named after her relative, Politico reports.   Their removal follows a pledge by the Biden administration that the president and vice president's family 'will uphold the highest ethical standards'.  She was told a day after the inauguration to remove them from her site by transition ethics lawyers, Fox New reports.  Meena's name had also previously featured as a collaborator on a t-shirt sold on the Biden campaign store; it was later removed.   A White House official said of that decision: 'For appearance sake, Meena’s name was removed because we didn’t want to make it seem or appear that she would be benefiting or profiting from the campaign.'  Her clothing brand Phenomenal had also sold sweatshirts with MVP - Madam Vice President - and 'I'm speaking' on the front, referencing Kamala’s line to former Vice...
    As Joe Biden works to restore integrity back to the White House, the president is grappling with an outside force that could harm his efforts: his family. With Biden now commander-in-chief, his family's business dealings have come under a new level of scrutiny and officials in the administration are keenly aware of possible land mines.  It's not just Biden's son Hunter, whose dealings in the Ukraine and China became a campaign issue, but his younger brothers Frank and James, who also are causing concern. Biden, himself, is aware of the issue and the potentially troubling optics surrounding his family's professional dealings while he sits in the Oval Office. During his presidential campaign, he took Frank aside and issued a warning.  'For Christ's sake, watch yourself,' Biden said of his brother's potential business dealings, a person with knowledge of the conversation told Politico. 'Don't get sucked into something that would, first of all, hurt you.'  It appears Frank Biden did not heed his brother's advice, touting his relationship with the president in an ad for his law firm and using another...
    The media had a banner first day with Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki. They asked all kinds of hard-hitting questions like, how did Biden feel finally taking office and will he change the paint job on Air Force One? It was a marked difference from how they treated former President Donald Trump’s press secretaries with open hostility. It shouldn’t be surprising given how they all fawned over Biden’s inauguration, comparing him to a religious leader and talking about how he would ‘unite’ the country. In this week’s episode of Unfit to Print, host Amber Athey recaps the media’s worst moments from inauguration day and tells us what we can expect for the next four years. LISTEN:  https://soundcloud.com/user-329976832/episode-84-media-lobs-softballs-to-bidens-press-secretary LISTEN:  WATCH:  Thanks for watching and check out past episodes of the podcast: Unfit To Print Episode 81: Trumpism Is The GOP’s Only Hope Unfit To Print Episode 80: Do We Really Have To Call Jill Biden ‘Doctor’? Unfit To Print Episode 77: Elites Try To Cancel Thanksgiving
    A TOP cop has vowed to crackdown on vandals as violent demonstrations continue to rattle cities across the US following President Biden's inauguration. At least 20 people have been arrested nationwide after government buildings were damaged, storefronts were trashed and American flags were burned in the wake of the swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday. 21A Starbucks cafe was vandalized during protests in SeattleCredit: Seattle Police Department 21Protesters burn American flags in Seattle during demonstrations on Biden's Inauguration DayCredit: BGOnTheScene 21Multiple windows shattered at the William Kenzo Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle, WACredit: Twitter/SeattlePD 21 Adrian Diaz, Deputy Chief of Seattle Police speaks at a press conferenceCredit: Getty Images - Getty In Seattle, dozens of protesters marched, chanting expletives at both Trump and Biden, breaking windows at a Starbucks, and demanding the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday. At least three people were arrested. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, interim police Chief Adrian Diaz announced Saturday that people who destroy property during street protests will be arrested and prosecuted under a tighter new policy coordinated with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes. I’m waiting...
    Garth Brooks and Lady Gaga performed on President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day on January 20, 2021. Rob Carr/Getty Images; PATRICK SEMANSKY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Garth Brooks and Lady Gaga both performed at President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day ceremony. Brooks thanked the pop singer for letting him enlist the help of her hair and makeup team. Lady Gaga's hairstylist and makeup artist confirmed that they helped with the country singer's look. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Before stepping outside the US Capitol Building to perform "Amazing Grace" at President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day ceremony, country singer Garth Brooks apparently enlisted the help of Lady Gaga's hair and makeup team. In a tweet, Brooks asked Lady Gaga to pass on his thanks to her hairstylist, Frederic Aspiras, and makeup artist, Sarah Tanno-Stewart. "They saved a cowboy today," Brooks wrote in the tweet on Wednesday. "Oh, and tell Miss Sarah to hug her momma for me!" He also called the pop artist, who sang the National Anthem at the inauguration ceremony, a "national treasure." "You were fabulous today and...
    President Biden should have worn a mask during his inauguration night visit to the Lincoln Memorial, when he opted against wearing a mask just hours after signing an executive order mandating masks on federal property, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. “Yes, I think President Biden should wear a mask within the rules,” Cuomo said when asked by The Post. Speaking during a virtual news conference in Albany, Cuomo noted, “I’m not wearing a mask now. You don’t always wear a mask if you can socially distance, etc., [have] partitions, etc.” “But I think everybody should set a good example, all across the board.” During Wednesday night’s inaugural celebration, C-SPAN showed the new commander-in-chief standing — without a mask — before the iconic statue of President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, DC. The incident took place after Biden publicly signed an executive order for a “100 Days Masking Challenge” that requires masks and physical distancing in all federal buildings, on all federal lands and by federal employees and contractors during the first 100 days of his administration. On Thursday, White House press...
    The World Health Organization (W.H.O.), on the day President Joe Biden took office, released new coronavirus testing guidelines for laboratories worldwide that may result in fewer infections reported by health officials. On Inauguration Day, the W.H.O. issued the new directives for the commonly used PCR testing in the form of a “medical product alert,” indicating that a patient who comes out positive may need to take a second test and present symptoms to be considered infected. The next day, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the U.S. government, revealed that his new boss, Biden, had signed a letter to rejoin the organization. In July 2020, Trump withdrew from the W.H.O. for helping China hide the severity of the coronavirus that originated within its borders during the disease’s early stages, allowing it to spread to the world. Independent assessments by media outlets and a recently released report commissioned by the W.H.O. itself have confirmed Trump’s reasons for pulling out of the international body. Some individuals discussed the new guidelines on Twitter: PCR positive is no longer = Covid. You...
    Don Emmert/AFP/Getty The New York Times has reportedly terminated the contract of an editor who tweeted that she had “chills” while watching President Joe Biden’s plane land at Joint Base Andrews a day ahead of his inauguration. Journalist Yashar Ali was the first to report the contract cancellation of Lauren Wolfe. 1. Some news… Lauren Wolfe, who was an editor on contract for the NYT, has had her contract canceled after she tweeted what’s on the left. Wolfe also tweeted what’s on the right, but deleted when she learned Biden chose to take his own plane. Per two sources. pic.twitter.com/uaB0INZ1q8 — Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) January 22, 2021 2. Lauren Wolfe was tasked with mostly editing stories that were on the NYT live page (which were constantly updated) related to the pandemic and breaking news events. Most of the criticism of her tweet came from conservatives. — Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) January 22, 2021 “Lauren Wolfe, who was an editor on contract for the NYT, has had her contract canceled after she tweeted [‘I have chills’],” Ali tweeted...
    The New York Times canceled an editor’s contract after she accused the Trump administration of “pettiness” on Inauguration Day and tweeted about having “chills” when President Joe Biden’s plane landed, according to journalist Yashar Ali. The editor, Lauren Wolfe, allegedly tweeted and then deleted a tweet accusing former President Donald Trump’s administration of “not sending a military plane to bring” Biden to Washington, D.C. The tweet was deleted after Wolfe learned that Biden decided to take his own plane, according to Ali. Wolfe appeared to delete her Twitter account after backlash on social media. These comments mostly “came from conservatives,” Ali wrote. (RELATED: Editor Who Worked On Tom Cotton’s NYT ‘Send In The Troops’ Op-Ed Reportedly Resigns From Paper) 2. Lauren Wolfe was tasked with mostly editing stories that were on the NYT live page (which were constantly updated) related to the pandemic and breaking news events. Most of the criticism of her tweet came from conservatives. — Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) January 22, 2021 Lauren Wolfe, a NY Times editor, has apparently deleted her Twitter account after being widely mocked...
    President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill were momentarily left standing in the cold on Inauguration Day after the front doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren't opened for them – a breach of protocol caused by the firing of the chief usher of the White House hours earlier. With the world watching on, the 46th US President and his wife walked up the steps of their new home for the first time on Wednesday, as a small crowd of family members followed behind. The couple posed for photos outside the large wooden doors of the North Portico, waiving to the crowd as a military band played ‘Hail to the Chief’ nearby. They then embraced one another, before turning to venture on inside. But there was a problem: the doors didn’t open. For an awkward but fleeting period of around 10 seconds, Biden stares puzzlingly at the door before turning back to shoot a confused look at his approaching family members. Eventually the doors swing open, though it’s unclear whether Jill and Joe were forced to open them themselves, or whether...
    Jill Biden subtly paid tribute to every U.S. state and territory during Wednesday night's virtual inaugural concert with her custom outfit by Uruguayan-American designer Gabriela Hearst. The First Lady, 69, attended her husband's inauguration in an ocean blue tweed coat and dress by New York-based designer Alexandra O'Neill, the founder and creative director of Markarian, but she later changed into Hearst's designs for the evening's festivities.  In a press release, the label revealed that the floral embroidery on Dr. Biden's ivory coat and matching dress represented 'the federal flowers from every state and territory of the United States of America.'    Stunning: Jill Biden, pictured with President Joe Biden, wore a custom outfit by Uruguayan-American designer Gabriela Hearst to attend Wednesday night's virtual inauguration concert  Detailed design: The elegant double-breasted cashmere coat features an A-line silhouette with embroidered flowers at the hem that rise up on the side's seams Added touches: Dr. Biden, 69, topped off the one-of-a-kind look with a matching face mask with similar embroidery and ivory leather gloves The elegant double-breasted cashmere coat features an A-line silhouette with embroidered flowers at...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar was front and center at President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Wednesday, from welcoming dignitaries, to introducing the new president. As the ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee, Klobuchar served as de facto master of ceremonies at the historic event. She says she felt safe, considering it had been only a few weeks since the United States Capitol insurrection. “Leading up to it I’d done a bunch of security briefings, including a classified briefing in the Minnesota FBI headquarters, and so I knew that they were taking this so seriously,” Klobuchar said. There was intense pressure to move the ceremony indoors. “There was a lot of sentiment to bring it indoors, and we felt, and the … incoming Biden administration felt that was a really bad idea,” she said. Mid-ceremony, the new president briefly put his arm around Klobuchar shoulder and said something to her. She’s mum about what was said in that moment. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (credit: CBS) “Oh, I won’t be saying that, it was a very positive thing,” Klobuchar said. “He...
    Jill Biden held her first solo event as first lady on Thursday night, holding a zoom call with educators to praise their work during the pandemic. 'As a fellow educator and your first lady welcome to the White House,' she said in her opening. On the 22-minute call, Biden revealed she taught her community college class the morning she and the president left for Washington D.C. for his inauguration, joked it's 'funny' to call her husband President Biden, and vowed the administration would help schools fight the pandemic.  Jill Biden, dressed in a cherry red dress and pearls, hit the ground running on her first full day in the White House. She joined President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff in attending a virtual interfaith prayer service Thursday morning. Then held her event Thursday night. Jill Biden held her first solo event as first lady on Thursday night, holding a zoom call with educators Jill Biden hit ground running her first full day as first lady; above she joined President Joe Biden, Vice President...
    A Tennessee mayor lowered his town’s flag to half-staff to mourn for the country on the day President Biden was sworn into office. “The Town of Bruceton grieves for our Republic and our loss of freedoms,” Bruceton Mayor Robert Keeton III wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “We mourn the victims of the Chinese plague and those that have suffered its depredations. We pray that God delivers and restores us and that we do not fall to the clutches of communism.” The post drew criticism from many followers on Facebook, including one person who wrote, “This is one of the most unpatriotic things I have ever seen. As friends and neighbors die from COVID and our nation hurts, you use the town page to air your personal grievances? This is not the way to promote Bruceton as a nice place to live. Shame on you.” The mayor defended the post against criticism and said he was referring to “constitutional rights” being trampled. “It was just a commentary and prayer for our country,” Keeton, who is also an attorney,...
    (CNN)"When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade?" This was the opening line of the captivating inaugural poem delivered by 22-year-old poet laureate Amanda Gorman. Her electric presence and poetic eloquence served to set the optical lens through which we would see Joe Biden's inauguration: light triumphing over dark.Bill McGowan Juliana Silva The dark and divisively opposing forces of the past couple of months were always hellbent on raining on Joe Biden's parade. But perhaps in a sign of the outgoing President's quickly diminishing influence, gentle snowflakes performed a graceful dance to Earth on cue, just as incoming President Biden was about to make his appearance on the inaugural stage. Then, the sun broke out and beamed brightly over the first few bars of the national anthem.Read More A mere mask could not conceal Vice President Kamala Harris' beaming smile. Her glistening eyes told the whole story. In fact, every dignitary on stage displayed the kind of joyful celebration normally reserved for greeting returning war soldiers. By contrast, Donald Trump's inauguration speech...
    More On: Fashion Hands off: Bernie Sanders’ must-have mittens are not for sale Kamala Harris’ style is ushering in a new generation of power dressing Burglars raid Balenciaga flagship store in Manhattan Fashion ‘bible’ WWD loses two top editors amid COVID pandemic woes First daughter Ashley Biden dialed up the fashion by rocking a tuxedo at Wednesday’s virtual inaugural concert.Featuring a tailored pant, the suit (reportedly designed by Ralph Lauren) was complete with an undone bowtie, unbuttoned white blouse, T-strap heels and a black mask. Ashley, 39, who is a social worker, polished off her threads with a sleek high ponytail as she danced alongside her parents during the evening’s festivities. Ashley’s statement-making choice was especially impossible to miss among the sea of fabulous frocks in her family photos. Dr. Jill Biden wore a white dress by Markakian, (the same designer she wore for the ceremony), as well as President Biden’s granddaughters Naomi, Finnegan, Natalie and Maisy, who donned a floral Rodarte gown styled with sneakers. The Biden family on Inauguration night.AP While Ashley’s menswear-inspired ensemble was a delightful...
    AMERICA saw its second deadliest day yet on Wednesday with more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths - as Joe Biden was sworn in as President. The nation recorded 4,229 fatalities in 24 hours - the third time the daily Covid-19 death toll passed 4,000 - on the same day Biden was inaugurated at a scaled down ceremony in Washington DC. 5Joe Biden started rolling out his $1.9trillion Covid-19 action plan - as the US suffered its second deadliest day from the virus Credit: AFP or licensors 5The spread of the killer virus in the US But as part of his first order of business and shortly after the Inauguration ceremony, Biden signed 17 executive orders - including mandatory face masks and physical distancing in all federal buildings. He also signed an order for the development of a testing program for federal employees for COVID-19 - a first step to combat a pandemic that has already claimed the lives of more than 400,000 Americans. As detailed in the executive order, employees, contractors and others on federal property should "wear masks, maintain physical...
    Biden to sign executive orders on virus response, vaccinations on second day Florida eye doctor gets clemency from Trump in health fraud LIVE: Jim Cramer on Amazon, Eli Lilly, Fuelcell, FAANG, Stock Market Thursday It's Thursday, Jan.21. © TheStreet LIVE: Jim Cramer on Amazon, Eli Lilly, Fuelcell, FAANG, Stock Market Thursday Stocks were edging higher on Thursday as investors looked to more support for the struggling U.S. economy and improved vaccine distribution from the Biden administration. And jobless claims totaled 900,000 for the week ending Jan. 16., which is slightly better than the 925,000 that Wall Street had estimated. And all of this comes as President Biden signed numerous Executive Orders on his inauguration day. Biden has also released his plans for a COVID-19 relief package that totals $1.9 trillion and would include direct stimulus payments to Americans. Live at 10:30 A.M. ET, Jim Cramer talks airlines , Amazon , Eli Lilly , Fuelcell , Union Pacific and more: Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad But, with so many...
    The Biden family poses on Inauguration Day. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Joe Biden's daughter and one of his grandchildren attended inauguration events in menswear looks. Maisy Biden, his granddaughter, wore sneakers with both a pantsuit and dress on Wednesday. His daughter Ashley Biden opted for a tuxedo and pointed heels. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The first family rocked standout fashion throughout Inauguration Day — but people can't get enough of the menswear looks worn by two members of President Joe Biden's clan. During the Inauguration ceremony and parade-route walk on Wednesday, Biden's granddaughter Maisy Biden was photographed wearing a dark suit jacket, matching flare pants, and a turtleneck sweater. The outfit, which also included a black mask and leather gloves, contrasted the vibrant dresses worn by her sisters. Maisy completed her three-piece look with a pair of unreleased Air Jordan 1 Mid sneakers, which are meant to "pay homage to sisterhood and the intertwined concepts of strength and beauty," according to Nike's website. Maisy Biden wears a pantsuit while walking to the White House. Mark...
    A ruffled Boris Johnson squirmed when asked about whether Joe Biden is 'woke' and insisted there is 'nothing wrong' with being right-on as he prepares to speak to the new US President on Zoom as early as today. The Prime Minister was visibly uncomfortable and dodged the question about America's left-wing successor to Donald Trump hours after his inauguration in Washington yesterday.   Sky News reporter Sam Coates asked whether he considered Mr Biden to be 'woke' – a US term originally used to describe those concerned about social and racial injustice but now also increasingly aligned with political correctness. The flustered PM replied there was 'nothing wrong with being woke' – but said he would always stand up to those wanting to tear down statues of historical figures like Churchill. He said: 'What I know is that he's a firm believer in the transatlantic alliance and that's a great thing. 'There's nothing wrong with being woke but what I can tell you is that I think it's very, very important for everybody to ... I certainly put myself in the...
    (CNN)While scrolling through the slew of photos of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday morning, one jumped out to me as emblematic of the truly historic nature of what happened Wednesday in Washington.Here's the photo:Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff attend a televised ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Taken by photojournalist Joshua Roberts of Reuters, the picture shows Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, presumably watching the fireworks display that followed the televised inaugural celebration on Wednesday night. The couple are framed by the Lincoln Memorial.It's a striking image. Harris, the first female vice president and the first Black and South Asian vice president, framed by the man known as the "Great Emancipator." It was, for me, a moment of affirmation and possibility that America has -- and always must -- represent.Read MoreAt a moment even Biden acknowledged is historically tough -- "Few people in our nation's history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time...
    Almost one year from when the coronavirus pandemic began ravaging America, some men still seem to be struggling to figure out how to wear a face mask properly. Former President Bill Clinton and others have been spotted wearing face masks underneath their noses in a new phenomenon known as 'mask-slipping'.   It's become so common a sight that it has been dubbed the new 'manspreading,' the act when men splay their legs out while sitting on the subway - taking over more than their fair share of space without consideration for others around them.        Research has shown that leaving your nose exposed defeats the point of wearing a mask, with Cell finding that the infection can be spread more easily via the nose than the mouth.   People have taken to social media to hit out at the apparent inability - or unwillingness - of some people to cover their noses, with many pointing out that it is something that seems to disproportionately affect the male population.  Clinton, 74, struggled to keep his mask over his nose during the inauguration ceremony of...
    The youngest ever inaugural poet has become an overnight star after overcoming a lifelong speech impediment to perform at President Joe Biden's ceremony in an appearance that has earned her a slew of praise from high-profile fans including Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and John Legend.  Amanda Gorman, 22, left a lasting impression on spectators when she took to the stage to recite her original piece The Hill We Climb, earning herself a place in the history books while shooting to global stardom.  In the wake of her appearance at the star-studded proceedings, which also included performances from Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, the Los Angeles native has seen her books shoot to the top of the Amazon charts, she's raked in more than two million Instagram followers - and been inundated with compliments from celebrities the world over.   But while Harvard graduate Amanda captivated millions with her confident and clear oration on Wednesday, she later revealed that the performance could not have happened a few years ago when she was still struggling with a lifelong speech impediment that left her...
    Funny celebrity pics for January 2021 15 Tips for Starting a Business From People Who’ve Been There The sports world has now gotten in on the Bernie Sanders inauguration meme, and its amazing Wednesday was a huge day of history and pageantry as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in and began their terms. © Provided by For The Win But all anyone on Twitter could do was post Bernie Sanders Inauguration memes. Seriously! The sight of the bundled-up senator sitting in a chair at the ceremony was all the talk that day, and on Thursday, my entire timeline is filled with Photoshopped Bernie into everything from movie scenes to sports moments. Video: Geraldo: Press much more 'gracious' to Psaki than McEnany, Sanders (FOX News) Geraldo: Press much more gracious to Psaki than McEnany, Sanders FOX News See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Mike Rowe: To heal political divisions, we must talk to our neighbors FOX News Juan Williams chokes up over inspiring moment for...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden warned incoming aides on Wednesday if they treat anyone with disrespect he'll fire "them on the spot." The 78-year-old Democrat gave presidential appointees a stern talking-to following his inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021. 7The 78-year-old Democrat gave presidential appointees a stern talking-to on WednesdayCredit: ABC 7President Biden warned he would fire anyone 'on the spot' if they treat anyone with disrespectCredit: ABC 7Joe Biden is now the 46th president of the United StatesCredit: The Mega Agency During the virtual ceremony in the White House's State Dining Room, Biden said: "I'm not joking when I say this. If you're ever working with me - and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone - I promise you I will fire you on the spot. "On the spot. No ifs, ands, or buts. Everybody, everybody is entitled to be treated with decency and dignity. That's been missing in a big way in the last four years. "Cathy's gone through all your backgrounds, talked to me about you. I'm confident you have the capacity to...
    A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion. The Grammy winner wore a huge dove-shaped brooch and an impressively billowing red sculpted skirt as she sang into a golden microphone, delivering an emotional and powerful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner. She was followed at Wednesday's ceremony by Jennifer Lopez, dressed all in white, who threw a line of Spanish into her medley of This Land is Your Land and America the Beautiful — a pointed nod to multiculturalism, just two weeks after white supremacists and other violent rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to undermine the peaceful transfer of power. And country star Garth Brooks, doffing his black cowboy hat, sang a gospel-tinged, soulful a capella rendition of Amazing Grace, his eyes closed for much of the song. He asked the audience to sing a verse with him: "Not just the people here, but the people at home, to work as one united." The three superstars were among a...
    Former presidents Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump stock performance falls short of Obama, Clinton Press: Biden must go big and bold The challenge of Biden's first days: staying focused and on message MORE, George W. Bush and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHoward University's marching band to escort Harris at inauguration Lloyd Austin is the right nominee for defense secretary and the right leader for this moment Trump seeks to box-in Biden with executive actions MORE reflected on the inauguration of President Biden on Wednesday, highlighting the imperativeness of a peaceful transition of power in a video message broadcast on the evening Biden was sworn in as the 46th commander-in-chief. "Inaugurations signal a tradition of a peaceful transfer of power that is over two centuries old," Obama said. Their remarks came as former President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE refused to concede to Biden for weeks after the 2020 election was called in Biden's favor and barely acknowledged his win until Trump's very last...
    Wall street, what closed this Tuesday with profits, especially in the technology sector, has prolonged the increases in a day that will go down in history for the inauguration of the new president, Joe Biden. The it was trump ends marked by the assault on the Capitol on January 6 on the part of his followers, which has created a pathetic image for American democracy. All three indices have closed at new all-time highs. Thus, investors want to forget this matter as soon as possible and focus on the new stimuli that Biden has promised and in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to ravage the United States and threatens economic growth in the first quarter. There have been no incidents in the inauguration, mainly because the military and police deployment in Washington It has been massive to avoid them. Although Trump’s followers have prepared mobilizations in other cities, so any event will be followed up to the minute by public opinion. It is not foreseeable that they will have an impact on the market, as...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- State capitals across the country were on high alert today, after warnings about possible armed protesters "storming" state offices.The I-Team's Dan Noyes traveled to Sacramento to monitor the situation. The only protesters he found - a crowd of about 120 anti-fascists from around Northern California.RELATED: Heavily fortified statehouses around the US see small protestsThe 1,000 National Guard troops were front and center, with an enhanced presence of CHP officers at the State Capitol complex. The only significant group of protesters today were anti-fascists.Antifa Sacramento had put out a call for supporters from around the state to come here and face off with right-wing groups who never showed up.One group of antifascists gathered at Fremont Park in Sacramento, some armed with sticks and shields. They discussed plans, and passed out helmets.RELATED: Woman accused of laptop theft from Pelosi's office during Capitol riot arrestedThey marched to the state Capitol, chanting against both President Trump and President Biden on his Inauguration Day. They merged with a second group of Antifa, setting off a purple smoke grenade, then headed to...
    Three National Guardsmen killed after military plane crash in New York Biden White House won’t commit to FBI director on administration’s first day Asian markets rise on fresh optimism after Biden’s inauguration © Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images ASSOCIATED PRESS Load Error TOKYO — Asian shares rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. Hopes are high that President Joe Biden’s administration will mean more support for the struggling U.S. economy, setting off a recovery that’s crucial for the export-driven Asian region. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.7%, while South Korea’s Kospi edged up 0.9%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.3%, while the Shanghai Composite added 0.9%. Stocks were little changed in Malaysia but rose in Taiwan and Singapore Data released by the Japanese Finance Ministry showed the world’s third largest economy may be crawling toward a recovery, as exports for December rose for the first time in two years, by 2% from the same month the previous year. Imports declined...
    The mainstream media fawned over President Joe Biden's every move on Wednesday, offering a stark contrast from the way the press reacted to his predecessor. Everything from Biden’s rhetoric to his marriage was complimented throughout Inauguration Day. "What a great love story between Jill Biden and Joe Biden," MSNBC host Joy Reid said at one point. "It’s a wonderful story, and we haven’t had a love story in the White House in four years." ABC News’ Byron Pitts called Biden "papa-in-chief," while MSNBC's Brian Williams declared the country was "back and under new management." Reid also said the "old America" had lost the 2020 election and hoped "new America" "wins the war." CNN ANCHORS CAN’T HIDE EXCITEMENT AS TRUMP EXITS WHITE HOUSE: ‘HE JUST LOOKS LIKE A SMALL MAN’ "God bless Joe Biden. This is a truly deeply religious man with incredible compassion, and he's got a great partner in Kamala Harris," Reid added. NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss said the country had a "happy ending" with Biden's victory. "This is Joe Biden’s day, but actually it’s not Joe Biden’s day....
    President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE on Wednesday administered the oath of office to hundreds of senior administration officials as he got to work following his inauguration, calling on his team to treat each other with "decency." Biden conducted the swearing-in virtually through a video conference as a precaution due to the coronavirus pandemic. In his speech welcoming the officials to the team, he called for decency in the West Wing. "We have to restore the soul of this country," Biden told the appointees. "And I'm counting on all of you to be part of that, and it's not hyperbole." “You work for the people. I work for the people," Biden continued. “You’re going to work like the devil. We all do. We all work long hours.” Biden thanked his new staffers — chief of staff Ron KlainRon KlainTrump seeks to box-in Biden with executive actions Gottlieb: Demand could complicate Biden's 100-day vaccine distribution plan Sunday...
    WASHINGTON -- As President Joe Biden prepared for his inauguration Wednesday, supporters across the country celebrated and wished the president and Vice President Kamala Harris the best.Biden's oath of office Wednesday to become the 46th President of the United States puts him at the helm of a deeply divided nation where he inherits a confluence of crisis that are arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.Ahead of and throughout the ceremony, politicians, celebrities and athletes took to social media to offer their support.Politicians congratulate Biden, HarrisFormer President Barack Obama tweeted in support of his former vice president saying, "Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time."He included a photo of the pair hugging in the White House. Congratulations to my friend, President @JoeBiden! This is your time. pic.twitter.com/LXzxGnBAfz— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2021Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted in support of Harris, "It delights me to think that what feels historical and amazing to us today-a woman sworn in to the vice presidency-will seem normal, obvious, "of course" to Kamala's grand-nieces as...