President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security addressed the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol at the start of his Senate confirmation hearing.
By Zeke Miller, Alexandra Jaffe, Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
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.
By Will Weissert, Associated Press
A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017, making her one of the few transgender people serving in elected or appointed positions nationwide.
By Lisa Mascaro, Bill Barrow, Associated Press
President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status.
The Senate typically confirms some nominees, particularly the secretaries of defense, state and treasury, on Inauguration Day, though raw feelings regarding Trump led to Democratic-caused delays four years ago.
By Associated Press
Wonder met King when he was a teenager and later wrote the tribute song "Happy Birthday," which urged that the government formally establish a Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be the country’s top diplomat is pledging to restore America’s standing in the world while building on some Trump administration foreign policies.
By Yamiche Alcindor
President-elect Biden plans for a number of executive actions once in office, including issuing a federal mask mandate, extending a pause on federal student loan payments and interest, rejoining the Paris climate agreement and rescinding the travel ban on some…
Putting his national security team in place quickly is a high priority for Biden, not only because of his hopes for modifying Trump administration policy but also because of diplomatic problems around the world.
By Candice Norwood
Presidential inaugurations are steeped in tradition: a peaceful transfer of power, parades, balls and celebration. This year will be different.
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