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What Did Biden Do On His 1st Day As President?

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Biden signed 15 executive actions on priorities including COVID-19, climate change, racial justice — and a rollback of some Trump rules.

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Trump Pardons Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne In Final Clemency Flurry

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Bannon and Lil Wayne were two of dozens of people granted clemency by Trump just hours before his terms comes to a close.

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Biden To Reveal His Emergency Pandemic Relief Plan

Thursday, January 14, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden is set on Thursday to outline his plan for a coronavirus relief package that he wants Congress to act upon quickly after he takes office.

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His Cabinet Still Unconfirmed, Biden Looks At Plan B For Early Days In Office

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Normally, the Senate confirms a few Cabinet officials before Inauguration Day. But President-elect Joe Biden will need to turn to career civil servants for help because of delays.

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Biden Adds Homeland Security, Cyber Heft to White House Team

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden named three more National Security Officials with expertise in two big threats: the domestic attack on the Capitol, and the recent big hack on U.S. networks.

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The Latest On House Democrats' Move To Impeach Trump

Monday, January 11, 2021

House Democrats filed an impeachment resolution with one article, charging President Trump with inciting a violent insurrection. They are urging Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.

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Meanwhile At The White House: Resignations, Golfers And (Twitter) Radio Silence

Thursday, January 07, 2021

As Washington and the world continued to reel from the violent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, the president honors three golfers with the nation's highest civilian award.

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Who Is Katherine Tai, Biden's Pick For U.S. Trade Representative?

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden picked House Ways and Means Committee trade lawyer Katherine Tai as the next U.S. trade representative. Tai is the first woman of color picked as the top trade official.

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President Trump Pardons Roger Stone, Paul Manafort And Charles Kushner

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Trump granted more pardons Wednesday to 26 people, including some people who are close to him. On Monday Trump granted full pardons to 15 individuals and commuted part or all of the sentences of five.

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Trump Slams Massive COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed By Congress

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Trump blasted money appropriated for foreign aid, environmental programs and cultural institutions, calling them "wasteful." His criticism may not actually stop the bill from moving forward.

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Trump Grants Slew Of Pardons, Including To George Papadopoulos And Duncan Hunter

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

In all, President Trump granted full pardons to 15 individuals and commuted part or all of the sentences of an additional five.

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Trump Plans To Issue 20 Pardons And Commutations Before Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

President Trump has announced he will issue more than a dozen pardons and several commutations. Among them are former members of Congress and people connected to the Russia probe.

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Biden Addresses Nation After Electoral College Affirms Victory

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden's election win was affirmed by the Electoral College on Monday. He travels to Georgia on Tuesday to campaign for Democratic Senate candidates in January runoffs.

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Trump Administration Sanctions 2 Iranian Officials Over Levinson Disappearance

Monday, December 14, 2020

"It's a very important acknowledgment, probably long overdue," a senior U.S. official tells reporters on a conference call about the sanctions. Former FBI agent Robert Levinson went missing in 2007.

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Biden Is Under Pressure To Name More People Of Color To Top Posts

Monday, December 07, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Xavier Beccera as his HHS secretary. And amid pressure for diversity in his Cabinet, NAACP leaders are expected to meet with Biden on Tuesday.

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Facing Pressure, Trump Relents On Starting Biden Transition

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Some Republican lawmakers have publicly urged the president to allow the formal transition process to begin for the good of the country.

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More Than 2 Weeks After Election, Biden Transition Officially Moves Forward

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The head of the GSA on Monday authorized federal resources for the Biden transition, and for the first time allowed Biden's advisers to begin coordinating with the Trump administration.

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Trump Allows Formal Transition To Biden Presidency To Begin

Monday, November 23, 2020

President Trump said on Monday that he is allowing his administration to begin the transition to the Biden presidency, while still not fully conceding the election.

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Trump Tried To Make This Election 2016 Again. It Didn't Go As Planned

Sunday, November 08, 2020

President Trump slumped in polls and fundraising — and lost 10 days when he caught the coronavirus. He threw everything into reaching for a come-from-behind win, but Democrat Joe Biden beat him.

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Joe Biden Elected President: NPR Political Reporters Discuss Latest On Race

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States. The Associated Press called the presidential race just before noon today.

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