Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Platform Is Noisily Going Up Outside Hair Furor’s White House Bedroom Window

CNN reports: Outside President Donald Trump’s bedroom window on the north side of the White House is the sound of building: hammers, drills, the beep-beep of trucks backing up and metal planks clanking into place. Construction of the parade platform for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration festivities is well underway. The viewing stand and bleachers are almost complete and each day …

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Mexican President Still Won’t Congratulate Biden

Reuters reports: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday again declined to congratulate Joe Biden for winning the U.S. presidential election, making him stand out increasingly among world leaders who have withheld their recognition. “We do not agree with offering congratulations in advance,” Lopez Obrador told reporters at a regular government news conference. “What’s the best thing? For us …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Coronavirus Response

The New York Times reports: President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose team is finally free to coordinate transition planning, is hurriedly attempting to fill a void in pandemic response leadership left by President Trump, who has largely ignored the escalating 2,000-death-a-day crisis and made few public appearances since the election. Mr. Biden is expected to take a major step next …

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China Formally Congratulates Biden And Harris On Win

Just in from China’s state-run media agency: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday sent a message to Joe Biden to congratulate him on election as U.S. president. Promoting healthy and stable development of China-U.S. relations not only serves the fundamental interests of the people in both countries, but also meets the common expectation of the international community, Xi said. Xi …

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Joe Biden On Investigating Trump: I Won’t Do What He Does And “Use The Justice Department As My Vehicle”

“I will not do what this president does and use the Justice Department as my vehicle to insist that something happen. There are a number of investigations that I’ve read about that are at a state level. There’s nothing at all I can or cannot do about that. What I’m focused on is getting the American public back at a …

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Joe Biden’s Vote Total Passes 80M, Trump 6M Behind

The Washington Post reports: Biden’s vote total crossed 80 million Tuesday, by far the most votes received by a presidential nominee, crushing the record set the last time he was at the top of the ticket as Barack Obama’s running mate. Obama won in 2008 with nearly 70 million votes, a record that he didn’t beat in 2012, when he …

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GOP Arizona Governor: “Joe Biden Did Win” My State

The Washington Post reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R), who had been reluctant to declare Biden the winner of the presidency, acknowledged Tuesday that the former vice president had narrowly prevailed in his state. “I’ve said several times Arizona is a good-government state,” Ducey said during an interview with KTAR radio in Phoenix. “I trust our election system. There’s integrity …

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Nevada Supreme Court Makes Biden/Harris Win Official

The Associated Press reports: The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state’s final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden. The court action …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Introduces First Cabinet Nominees

The Guardian reports: President-elect Joe Biden has taken the podium in Wilmington, Delaware, to announce some of the leading figures of his incoming administration. “It’s a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure,” he said. In a prompt and clear rejection of Donald Trump’s retreat from cooperation on the world stage, with his nationalist “America …

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Biden Transition Start Fuels Market To Record High

CNN Business reports: Investors have a lot to be thankful for this holiday-shortened week — including the Dow passing the 30,000 milestone for the first time as stocks posted solid gains Tuesday to extend Monday’s rally. The Dow was up more than 400 points, or 1.4%, in late morning trading. The blue chip index hit a new all-time high in …

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Pennsylvania Certifies Election Win For Biden/Harris

Harrisburg’s CBS News affiliate reports: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to announce that the state has certified its results of the 2020 presidential election. The governor says that, as required by federal law, he has signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the state of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “I want to thank …

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GSA Informs Biden He Can Begin Transition Process

CNN reports: The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN. The letter is the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge President Donald Trump’s defeat, more than two weeks after Biden …

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Biden To Name Janet Yellen As Treasury Secretary

CNBC reports: President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary, a historic decision that could result in the nation’s first woman to lead the department, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Yellen, 74, is widely seen as a politically “safe” pick for the role, likely to garner support …

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GM Drops Support For Trump’s Climate Rollbacks

The New York Times reports: General Motors abandoned President Trump’s battle to nullify California’s fuel economy rules meant to curb global warming, the strongest sign yet that corporate America is moving on from Mr. Trump and adapting to an incoming Democratic administration. The company also signaled that it was ready to work with President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has …

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Joe Biden Names John Kerry As Special Climate Envoy, Alejandro Mayorkas As Secretary Of Homeland Security

The New York Times reports: President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to name several top national security picks on Tuesday, his transition office said, including the first Latino to lead the Department of Homeland Security, the first woman to head the intelligence community and a former secretary of state, John Kerry, to be his climate czar. At an event in …

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NZ Prime Minister Talks COVID Strategy With Biden

The Washington Post reports: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday that she spoke with President-elect Joe Biden in a “positive and warm phone call” and has offered to share resources, data and experts who can shed light on the country’s successful coronavirus response. Biden “spoke positively about New Zealand’s response to the pandemic,” which has involved a strict …

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Republicans Gearing Up To Block Biden Cabinet Picks

Axios reports: Republicans are making plans to torpedo some of President-elect Biden’s prospective Cabinet, agency and judicial nominees if the GOP keeps its majority, aides involved in the discussions tell me. Top targets include political names and civil servants who spoke out loudest against President Trump, forced out his appointees or became stars in the impeachment hearings — like Sally …

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Twitter To Hand @POTUS To Biden On January 20th

Politico reports: The presidential @POTUS Twitter handle will automatically transfer to President-elect Joe Biden the moment he’s sworn in at noon on Inauguration Day — whether or not President Donald Trump has conceded, the company confirmed to POLITICO on Friday. Same goes for @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and a handful other official accounts associated with the presidency. “Twitter is actively preparing …

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GOP Georgia Sec Of State Certifies Win For Biden

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Secretary of State’s Office says it has certified the results of the 2020 General Election. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the results were a “true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.” The audit found just under a 0.1% difference in the statewide total vote count. …

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Joe Biden Names Four More White House Officials

USA Today reports: President-elect Joe Biden named four more officials Friday to White House posts – including directors overseeing congressional lobbying and personnel – as he prepares to take office Jan. 20. Louisa Terrell, who served as special assistant for legislative affairs to President Barack Obama and as deputy chief of staff in Biden’s Senate office, was named director of …

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