Joe Biden

Biden To Deploy FEMA And National Guard In Move To Deliver 100 Million Vaccine Shots In His First 100 Days

CNBC reports: President-elect Joe Biden plans to use FEMA and the National Guard to build coronavirus vaccine clinics across the United States, according to new details of his Covid-19 vaccination plan released by his transition team on Friday. The Biden administration will also “quickly jumpstart” efforts to make the vaccines available at local pharmacies across the U.S., which should ensure …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Unveils COVID Recovery Package

The New York Times reports: President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose a $1.9 trillion rescue package to combat the economic downturn and the Covid-19 crisis, outlining on Thursday evening the type of sweeping aid that Democrats have demanded for months. The sprawling package includes more than $400 billion to combat the pandemic directly, including accelerating vaccine deployment and safely …

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Biden Taps Jamie Harrison To Be Chairman Of DNC

Politico reports: President-elect Joe Biden is tapping former South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee, according to three people familiar with the decision, a major victory for state party heads and the powerful House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. Harrison, a current associate chair and senior counselor at the DNC, will be charged with leading …

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Lady Gaga And J-Lo To Perform At Inauguration

ABC News reports: Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will lend their voices to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, performing when he officially becomes the 46th president of the United States, Biden’s Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Thursday morning. Gaga, who appeared on the campaign trail with Biden during the 2020 election and worked with the then-vice president on his “It’s …

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DE Animal Shelter To “Indogurate” Biden’s Shepherd

NPR reports: President-elect Joe Biden is set to restore a bipartisan norm upon moving into the White House: presidential dogs. The Bidens have two German shepherds, Champ and Major. Major, in particular, has a “wags to riches” tail. He’ll soon be the first dog to go from a shelter to the White House. That shelter, the Delaware Humane Association, plans …

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Secret Service Vows Biden Inauguration Will Be Secure

The Associated Press reports: The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. But the two events aren’t even comparable from a security standpoint, said Michael Plati, U.S. Secret Service special agent in charge, who is leading the inauguration security. …

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6200 Troops Arrive To Protect Biden Inauguration

The Military Times reports: Troops from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Virginia joined those from D.C. Leaving their homes and jobs, the Guard troops are here, three days after two Air Force veterans were killed and three others died in an attempted insurrection. They are here to help ensure it does not happen again. “I never thought I would see …

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Biden Nominates Veteran Diplomat As CIA Director

NBC News reports: President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday that he has nominated former career diplomat William Burns to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. “The American people will sleep soundly with him as our next CIA Director,” Biden said in a statement. Burns is the last major nomination for Biden, who takes office in nine days. Burns most recently served as …

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Congress Certifies Biden’s Electoral College Victory

NPR reports: Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ victory early on Thursday, the end of a long day and night marked by chaos and violence in Washington, in which extremists emboldened by President Trump sought to thwart the peaceful transfer of power that has been a hallmark of modern American history by staging a violent insurrection …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Condemns Chaos, Calls Out Trump

The Associated Press reports: President-elect Joe Biden is slated to deliver remarks on the economy as members of Congress met in a joint session on Wednesday to confirm his electoral win over President Donald Trump. The session, which is required by law and typically routine, has erupted into chaos in Washington D.C. as Trump supporters clashed with police outside the …

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REPORT: Joe Biden To Name Merrick Garland As AG

Politico reports: Joe Biden has selected Judge Merrick Garland to serve as his attorney general, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. Biden selected Garland over former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, choosing to elevate the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals in D.C. to run the Justice Department. …

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Carters Will Not Attend Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Reuters reports: Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. It marks the first time the couple, 96 and 93, will have missed the ceremonies since Carter was sworn in as the 39th president in 1977. A spokeswoman at The Carter Center in Atlanta said the Carters have sent Biden and …

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China Says Biden Will “Restore Normalcy” In Relations

The New York Daily News reports: Chinese officials believe that President-elect Joe Biden will “restore normalcy” in US-China relations — claiming that “a new window of hope” is opening with the exit of the uncompromising Trump administration. “China-US relations have come to a new crossroads, and a new window of hope is opening,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi [photo] said …

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Joe Biden To Forgo Traditional Inauguration Parade

USA Today reports: President-elect Joe Biden won’t get a traditional inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue after he takes the oath of office, but he will get a presidential escort to the White House. Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden will forgo the traditional inaugural parade on Jan. 20, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Sunday. Instead, the Bidens will receive …

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Bidens Honor Frontline Workers In NYE Address [Video]

The Hill reports: President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden honored frontline workers in a New Year’s Eve address Thursday during ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” broadcast from Times Square. “My mother used to have an expression,” Biden said. “Bravery resides in every heart and someday it’ll be summoned. [In] the people we’re honoring tonight, it was summoned …

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Biden Inauguration To Feature COVID Memorial Service

The Washington Post reports: President-elect Joe Biden’s scaled-back inaugural activities will include a nationwide memorial service ahead of his swearing-in to honor the lives lost to the coronavirus, the committee planning the events announced Thursday. The Presidential Inaugural Committee said it would host a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool late in the afternoon on Jan. 19, a …

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Secret Service To Transfer Cultists Ahead Of Biden

The Washington Post reports: The Secret Service is making some staff changes in the presidential detail that will guard President-elect Joe Biden, amid concerns from Biden allies that some current members were politically aligned with President Trump, according to two people familiar with the changes. Some in the Secret Service also came under criticism during Trump’s tenure for appearing to …

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Biden Hits Trump Admin Over Speed Of Vaccine Rollout

The Independent reports: President-elect Joe Biden sharply criticized the Trump administration over its Covid-19 vaccination deployment, saying it is too slow and promising a more robust effort once he takes office. “As I long feared and warned, the effort to distribute the vaccine is not going … as it could go,” the incoming chief executive said of the vaccine distribution …

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TODAY: Biden To Address Nation On Surging Pandemic

The Washington Post reports: President-elect Joe Biden plans to deliver an address on the coronavirus pandemic as the nation experiences what his chief medical adviser on the issue, Anthony S. Fauci, described Tuesday as a surge in cases “that has just gotten out of control in many respects.” Biden’s remarks, planned Tuesday afternoon in Wilmington, Del., are expected to be …

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Biden Accuses Trump Staff Of Obstructing Transition

The Washington Post reports: President-elect Joe Biden on Monday accused President Trump and his political appointees of obstructing the transition of power to his incoming administration, particularly on national security issues, an escalation in tone after reports of isolated difficulties in the transition process last week. In remarks from Wilmington, Del., Biden specifically called out the Office of Management and …

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