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  Biden to reopen ‘Obamacare’ markets for COVID-19 relief

The federal insurance marketplace, currently serving 36 states, concluded a successful annual sign-up season in December, with enrollment for 2021 growing by about 7%.

  Democrats prep Biden’s virus aid package with or without GOP

  AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

  AP Exclusive: DOJ rescinds ‘zero tolerance’ immigration rule

  Biden more bullish on vaccines, open to 1.5M daily shot goal

  Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

  First Biden-Putin call shows both cautious on big concerns

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  ‘THIS IS ME’: Rioters flaunt involvement in Capitol siege

  Biden orders end of federally run private prisons

  Yellen says Treasury focus to help nation reeling from virus

U.S. announces restoration of relations with Palestinians

  Senate filibuster fight cools for now, but battles ahead

Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of state

  Senate, House Dems introduce bills to raise minimum wage to $15

Democrats in the House and the Senate on Tuesday proposed legislation to move the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25, to $15 by 2025.

  Twitter permanently bans My Pillow CEO

Twitter decided to ban Mike Lindell, who founded bedding company My Pillow, due to “repeated violations” of its civic integrity policy, a spokesperson said in a statement.

Ex-Trump spokeswoman Sanders running for Arkansas governor

The former White House press secretary, who left the job in 2019 to return to her home state, launched the bid less than a week after the end of Trump’s time in office and as the ex-president faces an impeachment trial.

  Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

Trump is the first former president to face an impeachment trial, and it will test his grip on the Republican Party as well as the legacy of his tenure.

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

  Biden more bullish on vaccines, suggests 1.5M shots per day

  Biden names Democrats to lead nuclear, pipeline agencies

Twitter launches crowd-sourced fact-checking project

  Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military

  Plan for Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bills in works, White House says

  Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White House officials.

  Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election

The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits

The justices threw out Trump’s challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alleging that he violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel.

  Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani over election claims

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani over election fraud claims he made, seeking $1.3 billion in damages.

  White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

  Mexico’s president says he’s tested positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that the symptoms are mild.

  AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial

Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears.

  Biden to reinstate COVID travel rules, add South Africa

Two White House officials say President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders.

  Growing number of GOP senators oppose impeachment trial

A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial.

  Trump’s virus adviser says some saw it as ‘hoax’

Dr. Deborah Birx says when she was coordinator of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, she had to grapple with COVID-19 deniers in the White House and that someone gave the president “parallel” streams of data that conflicted with hers.

Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor

Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP members who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump.

FBI: Texan charged in Capitol riot tweeted ‘Assassinate AOC’

A 34-year-old Texas man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month and posting violent threats, including a call to assassinate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

  Biden calls Canada’s Trudeau, Mexico’s López Obrador

He dialed up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Friday at a strained moment for the U.S. relationship with its North American neighbors.

NYT: Trump considered using DOJ attorney to undo Georgia election

The report says that a DOJ attorney nearly convinced Donald Trump to remove then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

Democrats start reining in expectations for immigration bill

New President Joe Biden unveiled a bold immigration plan just days ago.

  Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

The House impeached Trump on a single charge of incitement of insurrection for the deadly attack on the Capitol that unfolded on Jan. 6.

  Yellen nomination as Treasury secretary clears committee

The administration is urging a quick confirmation vote, saying it’s critical to get the top member of Biden’s economic team in place as the Democratic president seeks to win approval of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan.

  Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

Lloyd Austin, a 41-year veteran of the Army, has promised to surround himself with qualified civilians and include them in policy decisions.

  GOP lawmaker with gun sets off House chamber metal detector

Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., set off the metal detector while trying to enter the chamber Thursday afternoon.

  Biden signs orders on food and unemployment aid as talks start on big aid plan

President Joe Biden wants to get assistance flowing while Congress begins to consider a $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

  Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US

FBI Director Chris Wray has said that, over the last year, the most lethal violence has come from anti-government activists, such as anarchists and militia-types.

  Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatens Trump

In the image posted late Thursday by the account linked to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Trump is shown playing golf in the shadow of a giant drone, with the caption “Revenge is certain” written in Farsi.

Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty

The Kremlin has welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, which is set to expire in less than two weeks.

  6 in 10 older Americans don’t know how to get vaccine

About 6 in 10 older Americans don’t know when or where to get a COVID-19 vaccine, study finds.

  Rep. Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., announced on Thursday she submitted articles of impeachment against newly inaugurated President Joe Biden.

  Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at White House

The Biden administration has made a point of abiding by the same strict guidelines they’re urging Americans to follow to stem the spread of the virus

  Guard troops head home after helping secure Biden inaugural

The National Guard Bureau says that of the nearly 26,000 Guard troops deployed to D.C. for the inaugural, just 10,600 remain on duty.

  Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

President Joe Biden has ordered a “pause” on all border wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive orders he issued on his first day in office.

Congress poised for quick action on Biden’s Pentagon nominee

Congress is moving quickly to install retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense.

  Biden halts oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

The move follows President Joe Biden’s campaign pledge to halt new drilling and end the leasing of publicly owned energy reserves.

  McConnell seeks to push impeachment trial to February

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give the former president time to review the case.

  White House: Biden confident in FBI head, will retain him

President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI Director Chris Wray and plans to keep him in the job, the White House press secretary said Thursday.

  Biden proposes 5-year extension of nuke treaty with Russia

The proposal was being communicated to Russian officials, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a matter not yet publicly announced by the administration.

  Kindergartners stand in solidarity, inspired by swearing-in of Vice President Kamala Harris

South Bend kindergarten teacher captures moment four little girls voluntarily stand hand-in-hand in solidarity during swearing-in of Vice President Kamal Harris.

  Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

The 10 executive orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national COVID-19 strategy to increase vaccinations and testing.

  Trump returns to a business empire ravaged by pandemic

Donald Trump is returning to a family business ravaged by pandemic shutdowns and restrictions, with revenue plunging more than 40 percent at his Doral golf property, his Washington hotel and both his Scottish resorts.

  World leaders cheer US return to climate fight under Biden

The U.S. formally left the Paris Accord pact in November.

  Bernie’s inauguration mittens: Woman who made them speaks

Ellis, an elementary school teacher, got a pair of her homemade mittens to Sanders after his first presidential run.

  Facebook’s oversight board to rule on Trump ban

The social media giant said Thursday that it believes it made the right decision but said it’s referring the matter to the oversight board for what it called an “independent judgment.”

  Democrats set to formalize Jaime Harrison as national chair

The Democratic National Committee is set to formally elect Jaime Harrison of South Carolina as chairman on Thursday, signifying an early alignment between newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and state party leaders around the country.

  Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for transportation

President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, appeared on a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursday to help carry out the administration’s ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.

  Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’

President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda.

  New president brings a slightly new look to Oval Office

Biden revealed the new décor Wednesday as he invited reporters into his new office to watch him sign a series of executive orders hours after he took office.

  Former presidents team up on video honoring Biden

They appeared side by side in the video message, which was recorded as part of the “Celebrating America” inauguration concert.

Protesters gather, damage Democratic headquarters in Oregon

Portland has been the site of frequent protests, many involving violent clashes between officers and demonstrators, ever since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May.

Proud Boy organizer arrested in Florida over riot at Capitol

Authorities say an organizer of the Proud Boys far-right extremist group has been arrested for taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

  Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capitol battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks ago.

  With passion and fashion, Lady Gaga delivers powerful anthem

A slew of glittery celebrities is descending on Washington — virtually or in person — to welcome the new administration.

  World hopes for renewed cooperation under new US president

Many expressed hope Wednesday that Biden would right the world’s largest democracy two weeks after they watched rioters storm the Capitol, shaking the faith of those fighting for democracy in their own countries.

  Keystone XL pipeline halted as Biden revokes permit

The 1,700-mile pipeline was planned to carry roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

  Senate confirms Biden 1st Cabinet pick as Democrats control

Three new Democratic senators have been sworn into office, giving Democrats the majority in the Senate.

  On Day One, Biden targets Trump policies on climate, coronavirus

Biden on Wednesday planned to halt construction on Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, aides said.

  Biden’s first act: Executive orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executive orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfill campaign promises.

  Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew.’

Amanda Gorman read with urgency and assertion as she began by asking “Where can we find light/In this never-ending shade?”

  Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

His presidency over, Donald Trump said farewell to Washington on Wednesday.

  Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban

President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies.

  FULL TEXT: President Biden’s inaugural address

This is the full prepared text of President Joe Biden’s address delivered Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at the U.S Capitol in Washington, D.C.

  Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday.