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Vice President Kamala Harris has broken the barrier that has kept men at the top of American power for more than two centuries.
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the nation's historic confluence of crises.
It's the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. President Donald Trump has not reached out to President-elect Joe Biden.
Biden says "it's gonna take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people" at the current pace.
President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, Connecticut's education chief and a champion of public schools, to serve as education secretary.
Miguel Cardona was appointed to the top education post in Connecticut just months before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March. When schools moved to remote learning, he hurried to deliver more than 100,000 laptops to students.
President-elect Joe Biden will speak Tuesday as the nation deals with a COVID-19 surge that's casting a shadow over the Christmas holiday this week.
President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public school teacher, to serve as education secretary.
The president-elect took a dose of the Pfizer vaccine on live television, as part of a growing effort to convince the American public the inoculations are safe.
Surging cases of the virus have led states and municipalities to roll back their re-opening plans. And more restrictions may be on the way as colder temperatures and holiday travel lead to new records for confirmed cases and deaths.
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