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    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, took to twitter Thursday night to call on President Biden to condemn Inauguration Day protests turned violent riots in Portland and Seattle. More than a dozen people have been arrested in the two North West cities, according to police reports Thursday, after anti-Biden demonstrators targeted government buildings and the Oregon Democratic Party building in Portland. Portland police reported that roughly 75 people marched up to the Democratic Party headquarters and vandalized the building with spray paint and broke windows. PORTLAND RIOTERS DAMAGE ICE BUILDING; POLICE DECLARE 'UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY' The city’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was then targeted by a group of a 150 people, who also vandalized the building with anti-Biden and anti-police messages – forcing police to call an unlawful assembly and use tear gas to break up the crowds. "I’m waiting for Pres Biden to condemn violence/looting/arson last two days in Oregon...
    Netflix Teams With Femi Oguns’ Identity School as Part of U.K. Diversity Drive 17 things to understand about retirement Report: Martin Mayhew to be Washington Football Teams new GM Washington was connected to hires of both Marty Hurney and Martin Mayhew this week, with the former being expected to lead the team’s front office. This structure may not be Washington’s preferred hierarchy, however. © Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press/MCT/Sipa USA Martin Mayhew is in line to become Washington’s GM. It could be Mayhew in line to become Washington’s GM. The former Lions GM is the candidate Washington will go with as general manager, according to ESPN.com’s John Keim. For Mayhew, who was with the 49ers for four years, this will be a second chance in a GM post. Washington will still hire Mayhew and Hurney, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, but the latter will be part of a Mayhew-led front office....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — This, then, is where things stand for the Wizards, with a half-dozen players positive for COVID-19, others injured and a gap of at least 13 days between games: 6-foot-3 shooting guard Bradley Beal was stuck trying to defend 7-footer Robin Lopez in practice. At least Washington is back at practice, no small step in the right direction for a club dealing with so much uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s a bit odd. Pausing our season for a little bit while everybody else plays. … It feels almost like an unscheduled All-Star break or sort of like an extra All-Star break. Except everybody else is playing,” Lopez said Thursday after nine players were able to participate in practice for a second day in a row after going nine days with no in-person work. “We’re just trying to keep everybody engaged right now.” Even the first two sessions...
    (CNN)Like millions of other Americans, I was infected with Covid-19 in 2020 -- part of a wave of suffering that came as a direct result of the way the Trump administration failed to manage the pandemic. While I thankfully recovered, it wasn't lost on me that I got sick while reporting on the plight of meat processing workers in Arkansas whose pleas to be seen and heard amid the pandemic were going largely ignored. At the end of four years of a presidency in which journalists like me were regularly declared "enemies of the people" and after recovering from Covid-19, I began 2021 wondering how to recover my hope for democracy and sense of faith in the citizens of the United States. Alice DriverThe idea of needing to be in Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day gripped me and wouldn't let go, even after the January 6 insurrection: I had...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — This, then, is where things stand for the Wizards, with a half-dozen players positive for COVID-19, others injured and a gap of at least 13 days between games: 6-foot-3 shooting guard Bradley Beal was stuck trying to defend 7-footer Robin Lopez in practice. At least Washington is back at practice, no small step in the right direction for a club dealing with so much uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s a bit odd. Pausing our season for a little bit while everybody else plays. … It feels almost like an unscheduled All-Star break or sort of like an extra All-Star break. Except everybody else is playing,” Lopez said Thursday after nine players were able to participate in practice for a second day in a row after going nine days with no in-person work. “We’re just trying to keep everybody engaged right now.” Even the first two sessions...
    First lady Jill Biden took leave from her teaching job last year to assist with her husband's campaign for president, but the longtime political spouse is not planning on giving up on her career.   Biden became the first second lady to hold a paying job outside the White House while her husband was vice president. Now she intends to continue teaching writing at Northern Virginia Community College, just south of Washington, where she taught full time while her husband was vice president.  "Many of my students don't know that I have two jobs," the first lady said.   Jill Biden is very familiar with life in Washington, since her husband, newly inaugurated President Joe Biden, spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate and eight years as vice president under Barack Obama.   FILE - Dr. Jill Biden, right, stands with first lady Michelle Obama, left, newly inaugurated President Barack Obama, second left, and Vice President Joe Biden,...
    Dwayne Haskins has already found his new NFL home. The Steelers announced Thursday that they have signed Haskins to a reserve/futures contract, less than a month after he was released by the Washington Football Team. MORE: Rivers’ retirement is reminder that clock has expired for Big Ben It makes sense that Pittsburgh would offer a trial run for the No. 15 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Despite his clear physical gifts, he was never able to put it all together in Washington, completing 267 of 444 passes (60.1 percent) for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 74.4 over two seasons with the WFT. His final week in Washington was notably brutal. He reportedly attended a strip club without a mask — he claims it was a birthday party — w as fined $40,000 for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol and...
    Former President Donald Trump has picked a South Carolina attorney to represent him in his impending Senate impeachment trial, according to a close ally. Butch Bowers, of Bowers Law Office, will represent the president, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said on a Senate GOP conference call on Thursday, Punchbowl News first reported. He did not immediately return a request for comment from the Washington Examiner. Trump was impeached last week for "incitement of insurrection" after he encouraged his supporters who attended a rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 to march to the U.S. Capitol to express their displeasure with Congress's intent to certify Biden's electoral victory. Rioters, many of which were Trump supporters, breached the building, resulting in five deaths and a widespread investigation leading to arrests and charges. Bowers previously served as counsel to the governor of North Carolina a number of times regarding HB2 litigation...
    VIRUS TODAY: Biden tightens virus rules, boosts vaccinations High School Students Still Don’t Eat Enough Fruits or Vegetables Steelers sign former Washington QB Dwayne Haskins to one-year deal © Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Dwayne Haskins Jr. Dwayne Haskins has a new home. On Thursday, the Steelers agreed to sign the quarterback to a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. The Steelers met with the former first-round QB Thursday and quickly decided to bring him on board. It’s likely a minimum-salary deal for Haskins — or something close to it — so this is about as low-risk as it gets. Haskins was horrendous in Washington, but he was the No. 15 overall pick less than two years ago. Haskins dazzled evaluators with his arm strength coming out of Ohio State. The cannon is still there, though his decision making — both on and off the field — was questioned...
    20 facts you might not know about Die Hard Have You Heard of the Bachelor Tax? This and Other Outlandish Taxes Over the Years Capitals to be without Alex Ovechkin, three others as his wife questions NHLs COVID-19 protocols The NHL's COVID-19 protocols are already causing a stir — and the season is not even two weeks old. These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Bob Frid, USA TODAY Sports Jan. 20: Vancouver Canucks forward Adam Gaudette checks Montreal's Artturi Lehkonen in the second period. 2/8 SLIDES © Tim Fuller, USA TODAY Sports Jan. 19: Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (center) celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates. 3/8 SLIDES © Dennis Schneidler, USA...
    The more than 25,000 National Guard troops called to provide inauguration security remained in place Thursday and will continue to patrol the near-vacant capital city until federal agencies release them, military officials said. "We are here at the request of federal agencies and will stay as long as we are needed to meet their requirements,” D.C. National Guard spokesman Capt. Tinashe Machona told the Washington Examiner without responding to questions about when troops might begin to depart the District of Columbia. “If we have excess capability and capacity, we want to get those National Guard soldiers and airmen back home to their families and employers as soon as we can,” Machona added. The inauguration went off without incident, and the Guard is working with federal law enforcement to identify continuing needs before withdrawing the military force that has personnel from all 50 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia....
    The letter cites news reports that Parler users were making violent threats in the days leading up to January 6. It also raises questions about “Parler’s financing and its ties to Russia,” noting that “posters on Parler have reportedly been traced back to Russian disinformation campaigns,” and that CEO John Matze may have personal ties to Russia. The New York Democrat told the Washington Post that the Oversight Committee may also launch “a formal committee investigation into sites that may encourage violence, including Parler.” It’s not the first time a member of Congress has raised questions about Parler’s role in the deadly violence in Washington D.C. Virginia Senator Mark Warner previously sent a letter to Parler, along with several other tech companies, asking them to preserve evidence tied to the attack.  But a formal investigation from Congress, and a potential FBI inquiry, would be even more significant. Parler is already facing...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed quarterback Dwayne Haskins and three other players to reserve/future contracts. Along with Haskins, defensive back Stephen Denmark, tight end Charles Jones and tight end Dax Raymond have been signed. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported that former Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins was visiting the Steelers today. Former Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins has a visit with the #Steelers today, sources say. Some potential QB depth and upside. The free agent and ex-first round pick also recently visited the #Panthers. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 21, 2021 He was the 15th overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins has appeared in 16 games with 13 starts for Washington. He has thrown for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
    President Biden’s White House has renewed subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post after former President TrumpDonald TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds MORE canceled them out of anger over how he was portrayed.  A White House source said physical copies of both papers arrived on Thursday morning, Biden’s first full day as president.  Trump canceled the White House subscriptions to two of the nation’s largest newspapers in October of 2019 as part of his long-running feud with the news media. At the time, Trump described their coverage as “fake” and “corrupt.”  Both the New York Times and Washington Post saw spikes in subscriptions and readership through the Trump years, making stars out of their top reporters...
    Sen. Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden fist bump. Democrats across government are focused on one thing and one thing only: Making life better for the American people amid the nation’s worst public health crisis in a century. As Republicans work to block President Biden's efforts to contain the pandemic and rescue the economy, the response from Democrats is simple: We came here to "get shit done." "We can get shit done around here and we ought to be focused on getting stuff done," Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana told Politico. GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to force an early procedural fight over the filibuster and whether Democrats could potentially eliminate it if Senate Republicans use it to obstruct Biden's agenda—much like they did to Barack Obama.  But Democrats are united. Tester, who hails from a more conservative-leaning state, is on the exact same page as progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren...
    Why and how to plan next season’s epic ski trip Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Attend Virtual Inaugural Prayer Service with Their Spouses Report: Former Washington QB Dwayne Haskins to meet with Steelers Dwayne Haskins is starting to make the rounds as he looks for a new team and a new job for the 2021 season. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the former Washington Football Team quarterback is meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and has already met with the Carolina Panthers. Former Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins has a visit with the #Steelers today, sources say. Some potential QB depth and upside. The free agent and ex-first round pick also recently visited the #Panthers.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 21, 2021 What could Haskins’ future hold?Haskins wasn’t picked up by any teams after his dramatic exit from Washington in December, when he was fined $40,000 and stripped of...
    U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are putting a large focus of their first full day in office on the federal government’s response to the coronavirus. Biden is scheduled to speak Thursday about the administration’s plans and to sign executive orders and other actions related to combating COVID-19. Both Biden and Harris are then due to be briefed by their coronavirus team, including information about the current state of vaccination programs being carried out throughout the country. Biden set a goal of boosting vaccinations at the start of his term to amass 100 million doses given in the first 100 days. Vaccinations in the United States began in mid-December with a focus on frontline health care workers and those living in long-term care facilities. As of Wednesday morning, 16.5 million doses had been administered, according to data from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention. The two...
    Federal authorities increased the reward for information about the bomber who placed a pair of explosives during the Capitol unrest earlier in the month. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced a $75,000 reward on Thursday via Twitter, up from $50,000. The decision comes after the FBI cautioned law enforcement agencies that the bomb maker was still on the loose and his or her apprehension was a "top priority" before the inauguration of President Biden. Officials also warned that the suspect may still be producing similar devices to strike again. ADDITIONAL REWARD: @ATFWashington & #FBIWFO are now offering a reward of up to $75K for info about the person(s) responsible for the placement of suspected pipe bombs in DC on January 6th. Call 1800CALLFBI with info or submit to https://t.co/NNj84wkNJP. pic.twitter.com/f77EHkVNND— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) January 21, 2021 A pair of pipe bombs...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking at possible help in the quarterback position and reportedly talking to Dwayne Haskins. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that former Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins is visiting the Steelers today. Former Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins has a visit with the #Steelers today, sources say. Some potential QB depth and upside. The free agent and ex-first round pick also recently visited the #Panthers. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 21, 2021 Haskins has also visited the Carolina Panthers. He was the 15th overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins has appeared in 16 games with 13 starts for Washington. He has thrown for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his close aides are very nervous about the transition to a new U.S. administration after a four-year honeymoon with Donald Trump. One Israeli official told me it felt like going through detox. What he’s saying: Netanyahu congratulated Biden minutes after he was sworn in, saying in a statement that he looked forward to working together to “continue expanding peace between Israel and the Arab world and to confront common challenges, chief among them the threat posed by Iran.” Be smart: sign up FREE for the most influential newsletter in America. Between the lines: Netanyahu fiercely opposes Biden’s plan to return to the Iran nuclear deal, putting the two are on a collision course. But that hasn’t reassured Netanyahu and his close aides, who have been concerned to see some of the deal’s architects and fiercest advocates join Biden’s administration. Biden and Blinken are...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Officials have increased the reward for information about a person who left two pipe bombs in Washington, D.C., on the same day as the U.S. Capitol riots. Thursday morning, the FBI’s Washington Field Office said the reward is now $75,000, up from $50,000. RELATED COVERAGE: Pipe Bombs Found At DNC, RNC Buildings Were Viable, Law Enforcement Official Says $50K Reward Offered For Information On Pipe Bombs Found In DC During U.S. Capitol Riots Crisis at the Capitol: Complete Coverage The pipe bombs were found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee around 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., respectively. ADDITIONAL REWARD: @ATFWashington & #FBIWFO are now offering a reward of up to $75K for info about the person(s) responsible for the placement of suspected pipe bombs in DC on January 6th. Call 1800CALLFBI with info or submit to https://t.co/NNj84wkNJP. pic.twitter.com/f77EHkVNND —...
    U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are putting a large focus of their first full day in office on the federal government’s response to the coronavirus. Biden is scheduled to speak Thursday about the administration’s plans and to sign executive orders and other actions related to combating COVID-19. Both Biden and Harris are then due to be briefed by their coronavirus team, including information about the current state of vaccination programs being carried out throughout the country. Biden set a goal of boosting vaccinations at the start of his term to amass 100 million doses given in the first 100 days. Vaccinations in the United States began in mid-December with a focus on frontline health care workers and those living in long-term care facilities. As of Wednesday morning, 16.5 million doses had been administered, according to data from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention. The two...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden intends to keep FBI Director Christopher Wray in his post, a senior administration official tells CNN, a sign of confidence for the bureau's leader who has more than six years remaining in his term.This is not unexpected.During the transition, Biden signaled his plan to keep Wray on board -- if he wasn't fired first by President Donald Trump. Like all FBI directors, Wray has a 10-year term. Wray was appointed by Trump in 2017 and faced criticism from the ex-president on a number of issues.Wray had no reason to think he wasn't on solid footing with the new Biden administration -- despite the fact that White House press secretary Jen Psaki did not answer on Wednesday when asked if Biden had confidence in Wray. "I have not spoken within him about specifically FBI Director Wray in recent days," press secretary Jen Psaki said, "but I'll circle back...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- While there were no crowds for the Inauguration Day on Wednesday, there were many people from the Chicago area to witness the event.The COVID-19 pandemic caused the swearing-in ceremony for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be scaled down.While many Chicagoans who planned on traveling to Washington, DC remained home, Rev. Ira Acree of Greater St. John Bible Church was at the ceremony with a small group of Chicago ministers. The group arrived ahead of the inauguration with a mission to "save the soul of America."RELATED: Chicago African American faith leaders head to DC for inauguration prayerEMBED More News Videos A group of Chicago ministers traveled to Washington, DC while the South Shore Drill Team participated in the 2021 Inauguration Day virtually. "To offer prayers, to offer hope, to offer some form of healing for this country, Rev. Acree said.Rev. Acree was also in Washington, DC for...
    U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are putting a large focus of their first full day in office on the federal government’s response to the coronavirus. Biden is scheduled to speak Thursday about the administration’s plans and to sign executive orders and other actions related to combating COVID-19. Both Biden and Harris are then due to be briefed by their coronavirus team, including information about the current state of vaccination programs being carried out throughout the country. Biden set a goal of boosting vaccinations at the start of his term to amass 100 million doses given in the first 100 days. Vaccinations in the United States began in mid-December with a focus on frontline health care workers and those living in long-term care facilities. As of Wednesday morning, 16.5 million doses had been administered, according to data from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention. The two...
    Security fencing placed around the U.S. Capitol in the wake of a riotous breach earlier this month began to slowly come down Wednesday evening. The unclimbable, barbed wire barricades, along with tens of thousands of National Guard troops stationed in Washington, D.C., have made the nation's capital city look more like a warzone than the seat of democracy in recent days.  The fencing and troops were added ahead of President Biden’s inauguration Wednesday – a day that always has heightened security every four years – to stave off the possibility of further violence following the Jan. 6 insurrection. HOW LONG WILL DC REMAIN LOCKED DOWN, NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS STAY AFTER BIDEN INAUGURATION? Riot fencing and razor wire reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president on Wednesday. (Associated Press) Once the inauguration celebration at the Lincoln...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Biden took the oath Wednesday at a U.S. Capitol that had been battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks earlier. Then, taking his place in the White House Oval Office, he plunged into a stack of executive actions that began to undo the heart of his polarizing predecessor ‘s agenda on matters from the deadly pandemic to climate change. At the Capitol, with America’s tradition of peaceful transfers of power never appearing more fragile, the ceremony unfolded within a circle of security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, Biden gazed out on a cold Washington morning dotted...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As newly inaugurated leaders often do, President Joe Biden began his tenure with a ritual call for American unity. But standing on the same Capitol steps where just two weeks ago rioters laid siege to the nation’s democracy, Biden’s words felt less like rhetorical flourishes and more like an urgent appeal to stabilize a country reeling from a spiraling pandemic, economic uncertainty, racial tensions and a growing divide over truth versus lies. “We must end this uncivil war,” Biden declared shortly after being sworn in as the nation’s 46th president. Repairing the badly battered nation amounts to one of the greatest challenges to face an American president. The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 400,000 Americans and is still raging out of control. The economy keeps shedding jobs, with unemployment hitting women and minorities the hardest. And the insurrection at the Capitol made clear...
    WASHINGTON (AP/WJZ) — Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony in the White House on Wednesday night. The Bidens’ grandchildren danced and clapped on the balcony. While the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns in Washington vastly scaled back inaugural events, organizers created a celebratory atmosphere with live and recorded celebrity performances, ending with singer Katy Perry. COMPLETE COVERAGE —  America United: Joe Biden’s Inauguration Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, watched the fireworks from the steps of the Washington Monument after Harris delivered brief remarks. An 8-year-old boy from Gaithersburg, Maryland who has been making care packages to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, introduced Justin Timberlake during Wednesday’s primetime TV special “Celebrating America”. Cavanaugh Bell introduced Timberlake. The...
    Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal says the team is “fighting the league” about playing this Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Washington Wizards have been out of action for the past week after six players and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. After being held out by the NBA, the Wizards were permitted to return to practice on Wednesday. They also received news from the league that they are expected to play on Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks. After the practice on Wednesday, Bradley Beal said that the Wizards are “fighting the league” on whether they should play on Friday. Additionally, Beal said that he and Russell Westbrook will talk with Michele Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, about the situation. Bradley Beal says the Wizards "are fighting the league" on whether they should play Friday. The Wizards, clearly, feel they dont have enough healthy bodies...
    A New York City man who operates a business that teaches men how to pick up women and who described seeing police officers running away during the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol as the "coolest thing ive [sic]ever seen," was arrested Wednesday, authorities said.  Samuel Fisher, 35, who also goes by the name Brad Holiday, was taken into custody on Manhattan's Upper East Side on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct. During his initial court appearance, a federal judge ordered him detained pending transfer to Washington D.C. During Fisher's arrest, authorities found an arsenal of ammunition, a shotgun and other tactical items inside his SUV, the Daily News reported. CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER EUGENE GOODMAN SHOULD BE AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL, LAWMAKERS SAY IN RESOLUTION Samuel Fisher, 35, was arrested Wednesday for his alleged role in the deadly Jan. 6 riot inside the U.S. Capitol. (Justice Department ) Federal prosecutors said Fisher traveled to...
    (CNN)As crews in Washington, DC, started dismantling some security fencing within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, it remained clear that security in the nation's capital will likely never return to its pre-insurrection form. It's unclear what security changes, if any, made across Washington in preparation for the inauguration will remain permanent, or to what degree President Joe Biden's upcoming address to a joint session of Congress and potential impeachment proceedings will be considered in security planning.   Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, has said the US Capitol complex "will never be the same." Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Tuesday that there would be a "new posture" in the district, but also noted she didn't want "fences and armed troops in our city any longer than they need to be." In a tweet Wednesday, the mayor's chief of staff said crews will begin breaking down fencing on major...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite the fact President Trump left Washington D.C. Wednesday, he left clues hinting that he’ll be back. And so did his supporters. CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports on what happens as a new president takes aim at the insurrectionists who targeted the U.S. Capitol. Those who study extremism said days like today are crossroads. Some of the extremists in the Trump camp may breakoff. Others may double down. But the first indicator of what’s next is what gets said online. Just as important: where it is said. How will the tougher approach on insurrectionist America be received by those who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6? “The more hardcore elements or dedicated elements will continue the fight in some form or another. We just don’t know yet what form that will take.” Professor Amarnath Amarasingam  studies extremism at Queens University in Canada. He said which online...
    Melania Trump did not write her own 'thank you' notes to White House staff who cared for her family for the past four years, CNN reports.  The former First Lady, who left Washington alongside her husband on Wednesday morning, instead outsourced the the work to a lower-level staffer.  The typed notes - addressed to butlers, cooks, housekeepers, ushers and maintenance workers - were reportedly written in Mrs Trump's 'voice' to make it appear as if she had composed them herself.  The ex-FLOTUS, 51, subsequently signed her name at the bottom of each note.  According to CNN, there around '80 or so staff' who received one of the messages. It has been an important tradition for First Ladies to leave notes to White House employees before they leave the residence for the final time. The First Families often become close to staffers and the notes become ''cherished keepsakes'. But sources told the...
    So he did go — and quietly. After all the bombastic rhetoric about fighting to the end, President Trump simply walked out of the White House and on to the helicopter, to be swept into the pages of history. Being Donald Trump, however, he didn’t bow out gracefully. No president has snubbed his successor’s inauguration since 1869, and no president has ever left Washington in such a state of siege, with thousands of National Guardsmen poised to suppress any unrest from Mr Trump’s hooligans. ‘We were not a regular administration,’ Trump told a small group of supporters as he departed. And when you survey the wreckage after four extraordinarily turbulent years, who could disagree? What, though, will future historians make of it all? Will they see method, where most of us see only madness?  The White House has had its fair share of odd characters, of course. But in his...
    People wanting a 'greener' alternative to traditional burials can now have their body turned into natural fertilizer after Washington State passes the first laws allowing human composting services.  Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation in 2019 allowing the state to become the first to approve composting instead of burying or cremating human remains. The law went into effect in 2020. The procedure is now available at three facilities in Washington. Composting is seen as a greener alternative to cremation because it requires less energy. It also allows Washingtonians to be laid to rest on their own property, KOIN reports.   Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation in 2019 allowing the state to become the first to approve composting instead of burying or cremating human remains. Walt Patrick at Herland Forest 'This is simply another option at a time when people feel they have no options,' said Walt Patrick, senior steward at Herland Forest. 'You...
    Loading the player... Although miles away from Washington, D.C., Hollywood is certainly celebrating the transition of power in The White House. Kerry Washington, Chrissy Teigen, and more have taken to social media to react to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s inauguration. Kerry Washington shared a picture of herself yesterday in honor of the new administration. She wrote, “A historic Inauguration day is upon us. Let’s celebrate the women, like Vice President Kamala Harris (will never get sick of saying that!!!!!!), who by their example and by their service, open the door wider for women everywhere.” The first, but not the last.???? A historic Inauguration day is upon us. Let’s celebrate the women, like Vice President Kamala Harris (will never get sick of saying that!!!!!!????), who by their example and by their service, open the door wider for women everywhere. pic.twitter.com/kXqbnkfgcN— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 20, 2021 Read More: Harris’ Inauguration look created by...
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    Ranking the five-year windows of every NFL team Clyburn: Bush called him a savior for boosting Biden What does DC look like on Inauguration Day? These iconic photos capture Bidens transition to the White House The United States ushered in a new era on Wednesday as Joe Biden was formally sworn in as the 46th president in an unprecedented Inauguration Day ceremony. © Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY A general view of the US Capitol before the 2021 Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol. There were musical performances and a speech from the new president, but the nation's Capitol was largely void of what is normally an Inauguration Day staple: crowds of people. Load Error Droves of Americans did not line the National Mall — instead flags, lights and thousands of security personnel did. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your...
    Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Donald Trump amassed a staggering number of lies and inaccurate claims as president, adding 10 more to his total on his last day to reach an unprecedented 30,573 falsehoods. That’s according to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler, who published his final count on Trump the day that his successor, Joe Biden, was inaugurated. That averages out to roughly one lie or false claim every 69 minutes across the entire 1,461 days in Trump’s term. Trump’s most frequent untruth, per the Post? That he “built the greatest economy in the history of the world,” which he repeated 493 times. Other popular whoppers include his inflated claims about the length of the newly-constructed border wall (258 times), which totaled just 40 miles at the end of December 2020, and that his administration “rebuilt the military” (250 times). He also pushed misinformation about the “Russia hoax” Mueller probe and the “big...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper took to Twitter to thank the National Guard members standing guard on Inauguration Day. Dozens of Colorado Army and Air National Guard members deployed for Washington, D.C. last week. Bennet tweeted a picture with the troops from Colorado, noting that they all volunteered to be there. (credit: @SenatorBennet) Hickenlooper tweeted his thanks along with a picture of him visiting with some guard members. “I’m so grateful to the members of the Colorado National uard who are in DC to defend our Constitution and the peaceful transition of power. Thank you, @CONG1860!” Im so grateful to the members of the Colorado National Guard who are in DC to defend our constitution and the peaceful transition of power. Thank you, @CONG1860! pic.twitter.com/QIKM30tDGo — Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) January 20, 2021 RELATED: ‘Ready To Respond Within Minutes’: Gov. Jared Polis Activating Colorado National...
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final remarks as president, Donald Trump tried to take credit for accomplishments of his predecessor and even those to come under President Joe Biden. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks Wednesday morning and the night before, though he was spot on with this: “We were not a regular administration.” As well, in noting Americans were “horrified” by the storming of the Capitol this month, he brushed past the encouragement he had given to the mob in advance and his praise of the attackers as “very special” people while they were still ransacking the seat of power. A look at some of his statements to well-wishers at Joint Base Andrews en route to Florida on Wednesday and in his videotaped address Tuesday: COVID-19 TRUMP: “We got the vaccine developed in nine months instead of nine years or five years or 10 years, a long time. It was...
    At the end of his term in the presidency, Donald Trump said goodbye to Washington on Wednesday, but also hinted to return, despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter divisions in the country that he ruled for four years. “Goodbye. We love you, ”Trump told supporters at Edwards Air Force Base in Maryland before boarding the presidential plane bound for Florida. “We will return in some form.” Trump leaves office as the only president to have faced two political trials and with millions more unemployed than when he was inaugurated and 400,000 dead from the pandemic. Under his guidance, the Republicans lost the presidency and both houses of Congress. He will be forever remembered for inciting a riot, two weeks before the arrival of Democrat Joe Biden to the White House, in riots that left five dead on Capitol Hill, including a police officer from the complex. The first...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Madrid explosion: 3 dead, several injured as explosion rocks Spanish capital Trump departs Washington in final hours as president, travels to Florida WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump arrived in Florida just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, with an hour left in his presidency, as he opted to skip the swearing in and instead retreat to his residence on the coast. © Provided by NBC News Air Force One buzzed Mar-a-Lago shortly before landing. Trump departed Washington in the morning, delivering a send-off speech to supporters at Joint Base Andrews and then boarded Air Force One as president a final time. "It is my greatest honor and privilege to have been your president," he said to cheers. "I wish the new administration great luck and great success, and I think they'll have great success. They have the foundation to do...
    WASHINGTON -- Kamala Harris has become the first woman to be vice president. The former U.S. senator from California is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency and will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government.This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this report is below.Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.In a time of national tumult and uncertainty, there were comforting signs of tradition for the hallowed American democratic rite now underway at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago. On a chilly Washington day dotted with snow flurries, a bipartisan trio of ex-presidents...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Michelle Obama Celebrates Inauguration Day with Throwback Pic: Im Feeling Genuinely Hopeful Joe Biden to be inaugurated as 46th president as Donald Trump has left Washington After campaigning on a promise to heal a fractured nation, President-elect Joe Biden will begin the work of uniting the country Wednesday when he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the US Capitol -- a mere two weeks after insurrectionists incited by President Donald Trump stormed the building and tried to overturn the election results based on Trump's lies. © Stephanie Keith/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: The Capitol building is surrounded by American flags on the National Mall on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tight security measures are in place for Inauguration Day due to greater security threats...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final remarks as president, Donald Trump tried to take credit for accomplishments of his predecessor and even those to come under President Joe Biden. Falsehoods suffused his farewell remarks Wednesday morning and the night before, though he was spot on with this: “We were not a regular administration.” As well, in noting Americans were “horrified” by the storming of the Capitol this month, he brushed past the encouragement he had given to the mob in advance and his praise of the attackers as “very special” people while they were still ransacking the seat of power. A look at some of his statements to well-wishers at Joint Base Andrews en route to Florida on Wednesday and in his videotaped address Tuesday: COVID-19 TRUMP: “We got the vaccine developed in nine months instead of nine years or five years or 10 years, a long time. It was...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Netflix subscriber growth soars past 200 million members Biden Is About to Fulfill His Life’s Dream. What He Inherits Looks More Like a Nightmare This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. © Philip Montgomery for TIME Service members stand guard at the US Capitol ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris. on Jan. 20, 2021. Good morning from a chilly Washington. The U.S. capital looks like a city at war. Military equipment is parked on street corners. Public numbers indicate there are five times as many American men and women in uniform protecting this city than are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The office buildings in every direction yesterday were covered...
    American flags decorate the "Field of Flags" at the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol early morning ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.Stephanie Keith | Getty Images The nation on Wednesday is witnessing the transfer of power from outgoing GOP President Donald Trump to incoming Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. Inauguration Day comes just two weeks after the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists. Trump for months refused to accept the results of the 2020 election, citing debunked conspiracy theories of widespread voter fraud. Biden's oath of office and inaugural address will occur in a locked-down Washington with heavy security, including 25,000 National Guard troops on hand to ensure the peaceful transfer of power. The ceremony will be socially distanced with far fewer attendees than is typical as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. Covid-19 has killed more than 400,000...
    By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — His term at an end, President Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted about a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter divisions in the country he led for four years. “So just a goodbye. We love you,” Trump told supporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where he walked across a red carpet and boarded Air Force One to head to Florida. “We will be back in some form.” Trump departed office as the only president ever impeached twice, and with millions more out of work than when he was sworn in and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus. Under his watch, Republicans lost the presidency and both chambers of Congress. He will be forever remembered for inciting an insurrection, two weeks before Democrat Joe Biden moved into the White House, at the Capitol that left five dead,...
    Longtime inauguration parade announcer Charlie Brotman will be back for Wednesday's event, returning to the gig he started with President Truman's inauguration in 1949, CBS Washington D.C. affiliate WUSA reports.  Brotman's impressive streak of inauguration duties has one gap: President Trump's inauguration in 2017. That day, Brotman instead spoke at the Women's March on Washington, which drew hundreds of thousands to the capital – many of them wearing symbolic pink, pointy-eared "pussyhats" – to send Mr. Trump an emphatic challenge to his agenda. Now, the 93-year-old is back to announce President Biden's virtual "Parade Across America," the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced. The star-studded parade will follow Mr. Biden's arrival at the White House on Wednesday, January 20.  Charlie Brotman speaks onstage during the rally at the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Kevin Mazur/WireImage Ahead of President Obama's second inaugural parade in 2013, Brotman...
    Pennsylvania woman who allegedly stole Pelosis laptop is in custody Elon Musk donates $5 million to education group Khan Academy Joe Biden to be inaugurated as 46th president as Donald Trump leaves Washington After campaigning on a promise to heal a fractured nation, President-elect Joe Biden will begin the work of uniting the country Wednesday when he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the US Capitol -- a mere two weeks after insurrectionists incited by President Donald Trump stormed the building and tried to overturn the election results based on Trump's lies. © Stephanie Keith/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: The Capitol building is surrounded by American flags on the National Mall on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tight security measures are in place for Inauguration Day due to greater security threats after the attack...
     DONALD Trump refused to say Joe Biden's name or refer to him as "president" in a final speech before leaving Washington. The outgoing president made the comments while speaking at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. 1Trump left the White House on Wednesday Trump arrived for his farewell event at roughly 8.30am ET on the day of Joe Biden's inauguration. He decided not to go to the president-elect's swear in ceremony, unlike his running mate Vice President Mike Pence. Instead, Trump entered Maryland to a gun salute and made a speech before leaving for Palm Beach, Florida. Trump has broken tradition by deciding to hold his own event instead of attending the incoming president's inauguration. Former presidents George W Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are expected to attend today's ceremony. Most read in NewsFINAL FAREWELLTrump and Melania leave White House for last time as US looks to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president Wednesday morning, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided. Four years after standing on stage at his own inauguration and painting a dire picture of “American carnage,” Trump departs the office twice impeached, with millions more out of work and 400,000 dead from the coronavirus. Republicans under his watch lost the presidency and both chambers of Congress. He will be forever remembered for the final major act of his presidency: inciting an insurrection at the Capitol that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer, and horrified the nation. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Marine One lifts off carrying President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they depart from the White House ahead of the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe...
    Reuters January 20, 2021 0 Comments Washington braced for a tense inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, amid overwhelming security measures including over 25,000 National Guard troops and a shuttered National Mall devoid of spectators to the quadrennial ritual. Security analysts said the unprecedented precautions would protect Biden’s 12:00 noon EST (1700 GMT) oath of office from a major planned assault, like the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, leaving five people dead. Few signs of an organized plot to disrupt the inauguration have emerged, security experts say, but the threat of “lone wolf” attacks, or violence carried out by radicalized individuals, was still still a concern, particularly at state capitals. Dennis Pluchinsky, a former State Department terrorism analyst, said some right wing protesters may rally outside Washington’s fenced-off central security zone or cause violence there, in a bid to tarnish Biden’s message of reuniting...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20 surrounded by unprecedented security after the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Mr. Biden will become president at noon, while President Trump is set to land at Palm Beach International Airport at 11 a.m. ET. CBSN will begin coverage at 7 a.m. and will continue throughout the day with anchors Anne-Marie Green, Vladimir Duthiers, Tanya Rivero, Elaine Quijano and Lana Zak. CBSN politics reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns will be delivering live updates from Washington, D.C.  CBSN will have live coverage of Mr. Trump's departure at 8 a.m. Quijano will also anchor a special edition of "Red & Blue" at 5 p.m.  "CBS This Morning" will kick things off at 7 a.m. ET. "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell will then lead CBS News' special coverage from Washington on the CBS Television...
    Washington braced for a tense inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, amid overwhelming security measures including over 25,000 National Guard troops and a shuttered National Mall devoid of spectators to the quadrennial ritual. Security analysts said the unprecedented precautions would protect Bidens 12:00 noon EST oath of office from a major planned assault, like the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, leaving five people dead. Few signs of an organized plot to disrupt the inauguration have emerged, security experts say, but the threat of "lone wolf" attacks, or violence carried out by radicalized individuals, was still still a concern, particularly at state capitals. Dennis Pluchinsky, a former State Department terrorism analyst, said some right wing protesters may rally outside Washingtons fenced-off central security zone or cause violence there, in a bid to tarnish Bidens message of reuniting the nation. But their disruption shouldnt mar the ceremony....
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is expected to ask for US Surgeon General Jerome Adams' resignation soon after he is sworn-in on Wednesday, and select an acting surgeon general while his permanent pick for the role of the nation's top doctor undergoes Senate confirmation, according to The Washington Post. Biden last month announced he will nominate Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general, a role Murthy held for about two years under the Obama administration until he was asked to resign by the Trump White House in 2017.The Post reported that the incoming Biden administration could as soon as Wednesday ask Adams to leave his role and name an acting surgeon general, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.President Donald Trump's White House had requested Murthy resign with about two years remaining in his standard four-year term, a dismissal some Democrats criticized at the time as politicizing the position.Trump then nominated...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) – President Trump is leaving Washington, D.C. aboard Air Force One Wednesday morning for the last time as president, hours after he pardoned 73 people, including his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and rapper Lil Wayne, and commuted the sentences of 70 others. President Donald Trump speaks to the press from the South Lawn of the White House. (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images) Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday ahead of his inauguration, heading to the Lincoln Memorial for a ceremony honoring the 400,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19. In brief remarks, Mr. Biden emphasized the need for the nation to “heal.” ♦♦♦ Click Here To Read The Complete Story On cbsnews.com ♦♦♦
    Utah (5-6, 2-5) vs. Washington State (9-4, 2-4) Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Pullman, Washington; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Utah looks for its 13th straight win in the head-to-head series over Washington State. Utah has won by an average of 18 points in its last 12 wins over the Cougars. Washington State’s last win in the series came on Jan. 12, 2014, a 49-46 win. TEAM LEADERS: Washington State’s Isaac Bonton has averaged 17.5 points and 4.2 rebounds while Efe Abogidi has put up 9.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. For the Runnin’ Utes, Timmy Allen has averaged 17.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while Alfonso Plummer has put up 13 points. CREATING OFFENSE: Bonton has accounted for 57 percent of all Washington State field goals over the last three games. Bonton has 27 field goals and 14 assists in those games. SUCCESS AT 75: Utah is a perfect 5-0...
    George Washington was the first president of U.S, beginning his mandate on April 30, 1789. Today, January 20, 2021, Joe biden he becomes the 46th president of the world’s leading power. Donald trump gives the witness in a inauguration for which Washington has been shielded, especially after the assault on the capitol carried out by supporters of Donald Trump on January 6. American democracy is one of the longest-lived in the world and throughout its more than 200 years it has had 46 presidents. The first was George Washington, who ruled from 1789 to 1797. One of the oldest democracies in the world On the list of presidents of the United States historical names are listed like those of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Regan, George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump. It should be remembered...
    (CNN)After campaigning on a promise to heal a fractured nation, President-elect Joe Biden will begin the work of uniting the country Wednesday when he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the US Capitol -- a mere two weeks after insurrectionists incited by President Donald Trump stormed the building and tried to overturn the election results based on Trump's lies. More than 25,000 National Guard troops are now in place to ensure that the nation's transfer of power can take place peacefully. Trump will become the first president in more than 150 years to refuse to attend his successor's swearing-in ceremony.Instead, he and first lady Melania Trump intend to fly to Florida before Biden takes his oath of office, dispensing with the tradition of greeting the incoming President and first lady at the White House and riding with them to the...
    EFE videos Biden arrives in Washington to take the reins of a country in crisis Washington, Jan 19 (EFE) .- The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, arrived in Washington on Wednesday to take the reins of a country overwhelmed by a convergence of crises derived from the pandemic and political divisions, which he trusts in facing with a resounding call to unity. Hours before becoming the 46th president in US history, Biden excitedly left the state where he launched his political career, Delaware, and flew to Washington to meet with what will be the country’s first female vice president, Kamala Harris. Together they participated in their first act in Washington before the inauguration on Wednesday: a tribute ceremony for the victims of the pandemic in the United States, where a few hours earlier the grim record of 400,000 deaths from covid-19 had been reached. A SOLEMN TRIBUTE “To...
    New York : They hope to give away 5 pounds of marijuana. Photo: TechPhotoGal / Pixabay The activist group in favor of cannabis, DC Marijuana Justice (DCMJ), plans to offer gift bags of marijuana to those who receive the covid-19 vaccine in the city of Washington. “We are looking for ways to safely celebrate the end of the pandemic and we know that nothing brings people together like cannabis,” wrote DCMJ co-founder Nikoas Schiller. The group plans to hand out bags of free marijuana at vaccination centers in Washington, DC, to commemorate what could hopefully be the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic. “To celebrate this momentous occasion and thank people for getting vaccinated, dozens of local DC growers will legally distribute free bags of cannabis outside of vaccination centers as soon as the general public can get vaccinated.. When sufficient numbers of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) — The City Hall in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and California’s capitol building were lit up in amber on the eve of the Biden/Harris inauguration as part of a nationwide tribute to more than 400,000 Americans who died of COVID-19. Other cities around the U.S. planned tributes as well. The Empire State Building was lit in “heartbeat” red — the same lighting used last year as a show of support for emergency workers at the height of the virus surge in New York City. The red lights pulsed as a visual heartbeat. In Salt Lake City, the bells at the Utah Capitol were to ring 15 times in honor of the more than 1,500 lives lost to COVID-19 in the state. President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn in Wednesday, took part in an evening remembrance ceremony Tuesday near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The...
    Joe Biden will be the new U.S. president Wednesday, with Kamala Harris becoming the first woman to serve as vice president when the two are sworn in at noon in an inauguration that has been scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Absent will be the typical crowd of hundreds of thousands of people stretching from the Capitol down the National Mall. In their place, a sea of 200,000 U.S., state and territorial flags representing those who could not attend.  Ahead of taking office, Biden has expressed a message of unity, and in particular the need to come together and face the challenges brought by the pandemic that has killed 400,000 people in the United States and caused economic hardship to many.  “To heal, we must remember. It’s hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal,” Biden said late Monday as he and Harris led a remembrance event in front of the...
    The Conversation Spain What is novichok, that lethal weapon used against Russian dissidents like Navalni? Emergency services personnel in protective suits investigate where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with novichok. Salisbury, UK, April 24, 2018. Shutterstock / Simon Ward PhotographyNovichok (“newcomer” or “rookie” in Russian) is the name given to the fourth generation of chemical weapons supposedly developed in the extinct Soviet Union between the 1970s and 1990s. The arrest this weekend, after landing in Moscow, of the dissident Alexei Navalni, allegedly poisoned by novichok, has brought back a substance that was designed not to be detected by the tools available by NATO forces. Novichok are able to penetrate the enemy’s body regardless of the protection measures in place at the time, they are safe to transport and store, and their effects lack treatment. Furthermore, they were not included in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)...
    The Joe Biden takeover like new President of the United States is prepared with some security measures never seen before, the entire country has been armored and every inch is watched for a historic day. Joe Biden has come to Washington to become the 46th president in American history. The president-elect excitedly left the state where he launched his political career, Delaware, and flew to Washington to meet with what will be the The country’s first female vice president, Kamala Harris. Excited, he delivered a speech before traveling to Washington in which he assured that “to heal we have to remember, and it is difficult sometimes to remember, but (…) it is important to do that as a country.” These words were pronounced in a brief and solemn ceremony in front of the Lincoln monument, one of the most iconic in the capital. “Tonight we come together and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 11 weeks since Election Day, the collision of crises confronting President-elect Joe Biden have gone from staggering to almost unimaginable. More than 170,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 during that stretch alone, sending total U.S. deaths soaring past 400,000. The deep partisan divisions roiling the nation boiled over into violence during the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, threatening America’s long history of peaceful transitions of power and resulting in the second impeachment of the outgoing president. The economy has steadily weakened, with employers cutting 140,000 jobs just in the month of December. It falls now to Biden, as he is sworn in on Wednesday, to both level with Americans about the deep trouble facing the nation and cast ahead to a brighter future. He will do so knowing that millions of Americans wrongly believe his election was illegitimate, fueled by the lie perpetuated by President...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 11 weeks since Election Day, the collision of crises confronting President-elect Joe Biden have gone from staggering to almost unimaginable. More than 170,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 during that stretch alone, sending total U.S. deaths soaring past 400,000. The deep partisan divisions roiling the nation boiled over into violence during the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, threatening America’s long history of peaceful transitions of power and resulting in the second impeachment of the outgoing president. The economy has steadily weakened, with employers cutting 140,000 jobs just in the month of December. It falls now to Biden, as he is sworn in on Wednesday, to both level with Americans about the deep trouble facing the nation and cast ahead to a brighter future. He will do so knowing that millions of Americans wrongly believe his election was illegitimate, fueled by the lie perpetuated by...
    On a momentous week for the future of American foreign policy, a new poll conducted in all fifty states finds that Americans are united in their strong support for the United Nations. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — On a momentous week for the future of American foreign policy, a new poll conducted in all fifty states finds that Americans are united in their strong support for the United Nations. The poll comes on the eve of the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, upcoming Senate hearings on the nomination of Antony Blinken to be Secretary of State and Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and the expected policy reversal of key global agreements such as rejoining the Paris Agreement and the repeal of the Global Gag Rule. “When it comes to America’s relationship with the UN, this poll shows there is no...
    Tuesday on FBN’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) warned against Americans becoming accustomed to the “police state” atmosphere in Washington, D.C. While he said he was “thankful” for their presence, he said government tended to overreach in times of crisis. Partial transcript as follows: CAVUTO: Do you feel safe there? CAWTHORN: You know what, Neil? I absolutely feel safe being behind 20,000 National Guard troops. But I do want to make it clear that America should not become used to this or desensitized to having troops in what is virtually a police state here in Washington, D.C. I am thankful for the protection, but it can’t be something that we have as a common occurrence. CAVUTO: Now, obviously, had we not had that, you know, riot and the storming of the Capitol, probably, this would not be happening. What do you think of that and how...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby scored 1:11 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals. Crosby collected his third goal of the season when he pounced on a rebound off a Kris Letang shot and flipped it by Vitek Vanecek and into the open net to give the Penguins their second win over their rivals in three days. Colton Sceviour, Evgeni Malkin, Teddy Blueger and Jake Guentzel also scored for Pittsburgh. Tom Wilson scored twice for the Capitals. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller both picked up their first goals of the season but Washington let leads of 3-1 and 4-2 slip away. (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)
    January 19, 2021 10:17 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The president-elect of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, and the vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, paid tribute on Tuesday to the more than 400,000 fatalities left by the pandemic in the country, for now, on the eve of his inauguration in Washington. In his first act in Washington, where he had just arrived from Delaware, Biden approached the Lincoln Memorial, one of the most iconic in the capital, along with Harris and their husbands, Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff, respectively. “To heal we have to remember, and it is difficult sometimes to remember, but this is how we heal. It’s important to do that as a country, “Biden said, hours after the death toll in the country surpassed 400,000. The president-elect then asked “shine the light on the dark”. Then the outline of the reflecting pool in front...
    Freedom Plaza in Washington DC. Andrew Lichtenstein for Insider With much of downtown Washington DC shut down, many of the city's homeless have struggled to access services.  The capital has the highest income inequality in the country and the highest per capita rate of unhoused in the United States. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration was briefly halted on Monday, as smoke billowed from under a freeway overpass behind the U.S. Capitol. The threat, it turned out, wasn't to lawmakers.  It was emanating from a nearby homeless encampment— a reminder of the nation's capital's staggering inequality and the toll the past weeks' chaos has taken on the city's most vulnerable residents. The fire erupted when a propane tank exploded. A woman, who has not been named, was using it to stay warm inside her tent. While she escaped without major...
    Getty Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards. The Boston Celtics ultimately removed themselves from the James Harden sweepstakes, as the Houston Rockets remained bullish on their asking price. In return, the Celtics kept their young, talented core intact, while Harden was shipped off to Brooklyn in a four-team deal. Early returns on the Harden-Nets fit have been phenomenal. Brooklyn has yet to lose a game with the former MVP in their lineup, albeit just two games, as Harden has been a near walking triple-double, averaging 33.0 points, 13.0 assists and 9.0 rebounds per game. With Brooklyn surging up the Eastern Conference ranks, riding a four-game win streak and backed by the league’s most intriguing “Big Three,” could Danny Ainge be pressed into swinging a massive deal to keep pace in the conference? Arguably the biggest name potentially up for grabs ahead of the March 25 trade deadline...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Washington state denied a key permit for a large proposed methanol plant Tuesday, saying the project that aims to send the chemical to China to be used in everything from fabrics and contact lenses to iPhones and medical equipment would pump out too much pollution. A significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions and inconsistencies with the Shoreline Management Act were the main reasons the permit was rejected for the project planned on the Columbia River, the state Department of Ecology said in a news release. The $2 billion Northwest Innovation Works plant proposed in Kalama would take natural gas from Canada and convert it into methanol. It would then be shipped to China to make olefins — compounds used in many everyday products. An environmental analysis done by the state agency found that the facility would be one of the largest sources of carbon...
    President-elect Joe Biden sought to start soothing a nation that has suffered 400,000 coronavirus-related deaths during a sunset ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial just hours before he will be sworn in as President Trump's successor. As what had been a blue Washington, D.C., sky turned pink then faded into night, Biden's inaugural committee turned on 400 lights set up around the memorial reflecting pool, symbolizing the country's COVID-19 death toll. "To heal, we must remember. And it's hard sometimes to remember. But that's how we heal. It's important to do that as a nation. That's why we're here today," Biden said with his back to the body of water, standing in front of a clear, U.S. Secret Service bulletproof barrier amid a locked-down Washington guarded by tens of thousands of National Guard and law enforcement personnel just two weeks after the deadly Capitol riot. The candidate,...
    The Chicago Cubs decide to let Jon Lester sign with the Washington Nationals on a team-friendly one-year deal. Dec. 10, 2014. It was a Wednesday, not that the day of the week matters. More importantly, it turned out to be the day new Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon proclaimed, “The Cubs won the baseball lottery.” Lester gave thanks to Cubs fans on Halloween weekend, buying beers, while the Cubs are saying thanks but no thanks. Lester leaves Chicago as the greatest free-agent signing in Cubs history. His resume is impeccable — playoffs in five of six years, three trips to the NLCS and a World Series championship. His choice to come to Chicago will forever be appreciated. His exit reminds fans of the Cubs they used to know. That the glory years of Theo, KB, Javy, Riz, Schwarbs, Maddon, #NVRQT are over. “It’s gonna happen” miraculously happened with Lester leading...
    President-elect Joe Biden left Delaware Tuesday for Washington, DC, aboard a charter plane, rather than one of the government planes used in the military fleet for transporting the president. It appears that President Donald Trump did not offer the use of a government plane for Biden and his family and a White House official told Breitbart News that the president-elect did not request it. Typically, a president-elect travels to Washington, DC, for the inauguration aboard a plane in the fleet used for Air Force One. When Trump was president-elect in January 2017, he arrived on a government Boeing 757 that was part of the Air Force One fleet. Several of his children, grandchildren, and members of his extended family joined him. Biden initially planned to ride the Amtrak train to Washington from Delaware but changed his plans last week for security reasons after a group of Trump supporters stormed Capitol...
    Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway’s “Hamilton” — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. “I’m glad to play a part in it,” says Jackson, who will perform at the quadrennial ball for the Creative Coalition, a fundraiser for arts education and one of the more prominent unofficial events surrounding Joe Biden’s inauguration. “It’s a great honor, and I’m very grateful that we have allowed our system to continue to work in the way it was intended.” Jackson — not to mention former co-star and “Hamilton” creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda — joins a slew of celebrities descending on Washington, virtually or in person, for entertainment surrounding the inauguration of Biden and Kamala Harris. Although...
    President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, has said goodbye this Tuesday through tears from Delaware, his state of residence and which he represented for more than three decades in the Senate, before flying to Washington, where he will take office this Wednesday. Biden has given a short speech before heading to the US capital, where he has departed in a private plane, instead of in one of the Government, as is the tradition for elected presidents, according to the chain CNN. “I will always be a proud child of the state of Delaware (…). When I die, Delaware will be written on my heart“said an emotional Biden to those who had gathered to see him off at the airport in the town of New Castle. The president ‘in pectore’ has thanked the state that launched his career politics by elevating him to the Senate in 1972, and that “since...
    The federal agency responsible for leading the nations efforts to protect from the impacts of natural disasters and man-made incidents or terrorist events has denied requests by Maryland and Virginia to cover costs of the Capitol riot response and security for Joe Bidens inauguration, The Wall Street Journal reported. "Based on our review of all the information available, it has been determined that supplemental federal assistance under the Stafford Act is not warranted for this event," read a letter from FEMA to Virginia officials obtained by the Journal. Maryland and Virginia made emergency declarations Friday tied to unrest related to Bidens inauguration – with the threat of more violence following the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, some 25,000 National Guard troops have been deployed around Washington. Both states said it would appeal FEMAs decision. Gov. Ralph Northam tweeted: "Virginia was there to defend the U.S. Capitol on...
    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland (AP) — Biden makes his return to Washington area on eve of inauguration, set to lead divided nation in throes of pandemic. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Getty Cam Newton Ever since the season came to an end for the New England Patriots, there’s been tons of speculation suggesting Cam Newton would land back with his old head coach Ron Rivera playing for the Washington Football Team. After Tuesday morning’s announcement, I’d expect to hear that conversation get a bit louder. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content! The Report Nothing is certain when it comes to Newton’s future with the Patriots. The most recent report suggests the Patriots are a long way from making a decision on Newton, or anyone else related to their QB situation. However, it seems fairly reasonable to conclude that if the Patriots are interested in bringing Newton back in some capacity in 2021, their competition to sign him might come from Washington. There is suddenly even more familiarity with the Washington...
    JOE Biden will become the 46th president of the US on Jauary 20, 2021. Television coverage will begin early in the morning and will run all day and night. ⚠️ Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in 4A view of the National Mall ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington on January 19, 2021Credit: Reuters What time is the inauguration on January 20? Joe Biden will take the oath of office just before noon outside the Capitol in Washington, DC. Security will be much tighter than usual in wake of the siege at the Capitol that took place on January 6. 4A view of the stage ahead of the inaugurationCredit: Reuters How can I watch the inauguration live? There will be television coverage of Joe Biden's inauguration all day. ABC, PBS and some other outlets kick off their...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson says the Democrats are using the US military as a 'political weapon' to send the message that they are in charge now after armed troops were brought in to help fortify Washington DC for Joe Biden's inauguration.  In extraordinary scenes out of DC over the last week, the capital has been locked down and fortified with razor wire, anti-climb fences and army tanker road blocks amid fears of more violence in the wake of the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol by pro-Trump rioters on January 6.  Thousands of armed military members have been patrolling the streets since the siege and about 25,000 National Guard members have been deployed for the inauguration.  The National Guard says troops from all 50 states and three territories, including Puerto Rico, are supporting law enforcement for the inauguration. During a segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Fox News host...
    WASHINGTON -- It's hardly the grand entrance Joe Biden might have dreamed of. The president-elect is arriving in the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as the nation reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Inauguration Day, but scratched that plan in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.He'll instead fly into a military airbase just outside the capital and motorcade into fortress D.C. - a city that's been flooded by some 25,000 National Guard troops guarding a Capitol, White House and National Mall that are wrapped in a maze of barricades and tall fencing.Biden, who ran for the presidency as a cool head who could get things done, plans to issue a series of...
    WASHINGTON -- It's hardly the grand entrance Joe Biden might have dreamed of. The president-elect is arriving in the nation's capital Tuesday, ready to assume power as the nation reels from the coronavirus pandemic, soaring unemployment and grave concerns about more violence as he prepares to take the oath of office.Biden, an avid fan of Amtrak, had planned to take a train into Washington ahead of Inauguration Day, but scratched that plan in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.He'll instead fly into a military airbase just outside the capital and motorcade into fortress D.C. - a city that's been flooded by some 25,000 National Guard troops guarding a Capitol, White House and National Mall that are wrapped in a maze of barricades and tall fencing.Biden, who ran for the presidency as a cool head who could get things done, plans to issue a series of...