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Southern Californians eagerly await — or dread — Joe Biden’s inauguration

Four years ago this week, Rick Reiss, while visiting his wife’s family in the Philippines, got up at 3 a.m. to watch President Donald Trump’s inauguration. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Reiss will be home in Temecula. But instead of watching President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing-in, Reiss might grab his “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and join fellow conservatives at an outdoor rally. “With what’s happening now, obviously I’m not happy about how things turned out,” he said. “I’m not in a depression though … I’...
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Trump opponents celebrate as he moves out of White House

Watching Trump move, Twitter is moved to cheers. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
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Scenes from the unprecedented security around Capitol Hill

Security around Capitol Hill and the White House is ramping up ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20th.
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Covid: Biden says travel bans will stay despite Trump order

The US president-elect dismisses a White House order lifting entry bans for much of Europe and Brazil.
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Biden says travel bans will stay despite Trump order

The US president-elect dismisses a White House order lifting entry bans for much of Europe and Brazil.
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Trump issued an executive order saying he had been advised to ease Covid-related restrictions for much of Europe, the UK and Brazil

President Donald Trump is expected to lift coronavirus-related travel restrictions starting on January 26, nearly a week after he leaves office, a White House official said Monday.
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Trump expected to issue 100+ pardons on Tuesday

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing a list of more than 100 pardons and commutations for release on Tuesday, reports Reuters, but he is not rumored to be to issuing a pardon for himself. From Reuters: The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said so far Trump does not plan to pardon himself and also does not plan to issue preemptive pardons for members of his family, another subject he has discussed privately with advisers. — Read the rest
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White House Sculpture Garden To Feature Songwriter Who Hated Trump’s Dad

Woody Guthrie once wrote a song about Fred Trump's racist rental policies, "Old Man Trump."
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US Capitol on alert as nation prepares for transfer of power from Trump to Biden – live

Barr said to have told Trump fraud claims were ‘bullshit’Trump set to give over 100 pardons before Biden sworn inUS defense officials fear insider attack on inauguration‘An unmitigated disaster’: America’s year of coronavirus 11.20pm GMT Donald Trump plans to rescind entry restrictions on travelers coming from Brazil, the UK, Ireland and Schengen area, Reuters reports in an exclusive:The restrictions are set to end under a new proclamation from Trump the same day that new COVID-19 test requi...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, White House, America, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, Brazil, US Congress, West Coast, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Schengen, Trump


Installing Trump Official As Top NSA Lawyer Shows ‘Disregard’ For NatSec, Pelosi Tells DOD

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday demanded that the Pentagon halt the installation of a White House official and Trump loyalist as the top lawyer at the National Security Agency.  But the Pentagon has offered no such assurance. In a letter to Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, Pelosi said the last-minute onboarding of Michael Ellis as NSA's general counsel reeked of politics.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
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They Prepare the White House for a New President. They Have 5 Hours

Inauguration Day brings with it an awkward transition when one family moves in and another moves out, made all the more so this year by...
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Trump is planning to sneak away to Florida instead of attending the Biden inauguration, FAA data reveals

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Donald Trump appears to be heading south to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida instead of attending Joe Biden's inauguration.  The Federal Aviation Administration issued temporary flight restrictions over the private club for January 20, indicating the president's arrival. One of Trump's final tweets confirmed suspicions that he wouldn't be at the Biden inauguration.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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Trump to lift Covid-19 related travel restrictions before he leaves office, White House official says

President Donald Trump is expected to lift coronavirus-related travel restrictions starting on January 26, nearly a week after he leaves office, a White House official said Monday.
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"The dissolving of one of America's most enduring transfer-of-power rituals — the outgoing president welcoming the incoming president on the steps of the North Portico..."

"... and then riding with them to the United States Capitol — is just one of the snubs the Trumps are perpetrating as they leave Washington. Instead of a president and first lady, the Bidens will be greeted by the White House chief usher Timothy Harleth, according to a source familiar with the day's events and planning.... The Inauguration Day snub of the Biden's comes on the heels of a series of broken norms and childish behavior that comes directly from the President of the United States, who ...
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Trumps won’t greet Bidens at White House before inauguration

By Kate Bennett | CNN On the morning of Jan. 20, Donald Trump and Melania Trump will depart the White House as President and first lady, but they will not invite their incoming counterparts, Joe and Jill Biden, inside before they do. The dissolving of one of America’s most enduring transfer-of-power rituals — the outgoing president welcoming the incoming president on the steps of the North Portico, and then riding with them to the United States Capitol — is just one of the snubs the Trumps are p...
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Trumps' inauguration snub of Bidens is historic in its magnitude

• The President-elect: Biden crafts inaugural address to unify a country in crisis • David Axelrod: The scary call I got the night before Barack Obama's inauguration • Opinion: Melania Trump's disappointing break with tradition
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No presidential White House greeting. No traditional ride to the inauguration ceremony. Trump is dissolving one of America's most enduring transfer-of-power rituals.

On the morning of January 20, Donald Trump and Melania Trump will depart the White House as President and first lady, but they will not invite their incoming counterparts, Joe and Jill Biden, inside before they do.
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Alex Padilla, California’s first Latino senator, on needing to ‘walk and chew gum’ in Washington

By Jennifer Medina, The New York Times As Kamala Harris steps into her role as vice president and out of her Senate office this week, the Democrat Alex Padilla will become the first Latino senator from California, a state where Latino residents comprise 40 percent of the population, and will be one of six in the Senate. Pacoima native Padilla, who has been California’s secretary of state since 2015, is heading to Washington at a time when the country — and California — is deeply mired in the pan...
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'You've got to be kidding me': Baldwin reacts to Melania Trump's farewell video

Melania Trump released a farewell video as she prepares to leave the White House, but the Trumps declined to invite the Bidens to the White House as has been done with past presidents. CNN's Kate Bennett reports.
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The man accused of breaking the window Ashli Babbitt tried to climb through when she was shot during the Capitol insurrection has been arrested

Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press:LightRocket/Getty Chad Barrett Jones, 42, of Coxs Creek, Kentucky, was arrested in Louisville on Saturday, the FBI said in a news release. Jones is accused of breaking a window of the Capitol building moments before Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot during the insurrection earlier this month.  He's facing multiple charges, including assault on a federal officer, destruction of government property, obstruction of justice, unlawful e...
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Pathetic White House invite for Trump sendoff is pathetic

Individual Number One and future federal prisoner remains obsessed with his crowd size. The official White House invitation for a "Trump Farewell" at Joint Base Andrews on Jan 20 is shown here. Guests are requested to arrive by 6am on Wednesday, and asked to wear a mask. — Read the rest
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‘This Is Not Goodbye’: Harris Formally Resigns From Senate Ahead Of Inauguration

(CNN/CBS13) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has formally submitted a letter of resignation for her US Senate seat to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, ending her four-year career in the chamber. As Harris says goodbye to her seat, she assured Americans in an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle that her work is not done since she will preside over the chamber once she is sworn as the first female, first Black and first South Asian woman vice president of the United States on Wednesday. Madam ...
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Biden nominates Dr. Eric Lander as cabinet-level science adviser, in U.S. first

Dr. Lander is a mathematician and geneticist who's best known for his leading role in the Human Genome Project.Biden nominated Dr. Lander to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy and also serve as a cabinet-level science adviser, marking the first time the position has been part of the presidential cabinet.In an open letter, Biden said it's essential for the U.S. to "refresh and reinvigorate our national science and technology strategy to set us on a strong course for the next 75 year...
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Who will be the next solicitor general?

President-elect Joe Biden has not yet announced a nominee for solicitor general, the top lawyer who represents the government before the Supreme Court. SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe and SCOTUSblog’s media editor, Katie Barlow, discuss potential picks. The next solicitor general could be a Washington insider, or it could be someone unexpected — like Elena Kagan, who had never argued a case before the Supreme Court when President Barack Obama chose her as solicitor general in 2009. The two also discuss...
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Gillmor Gang: Twitter+

The best thing about 2020 is we survived it. No need to say what the worst thing is, it’s hands down our collective stupidity in the choices we’ve made. That reality has forced us to refactor what we do moving forward. If we had correctly understood the massive changes ahead, we would not be wondering when we will return to the old, new or any normal. The normal is what got us here. Unlimited air travel, freedom to do whatever we wanted without regard to the impact it would have on anybody el...
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Trumps' snub of Bidens historic in its magnitude

On the morning of January 20, Donald Trump and Melania Trump will depart the White House as President and first lady, but they will not invite their incoming counterparts, Joe and Jill Biden, inside before they do.
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The scary call I got before Obama's inauguration

The night before former President Barack Obama's first inauguration, I got an urgent call from Rahm Emanuel, his incoming chief of staff: "Can you call me back right away from a hard line?"
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Axelrod: The scary call I got the night before Obama's inauguration

The night before former President Barack Obama's first inauguration, I got an urgent call from Rahm Emanuel, his incoming chief of staff: "Can you call me back right away from a hard line?"
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Yellen faces a new role: Salesperson for the nation’s economic policy

Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen on Tuesday steps into a new role following more than a quarter-century in government: salesperson for economic policy after years of defending Federal Reserve thinking and actions. The Senate Finance Committee’s 10 a.m. hearing Tuesday is likely to feature topics from foreign-exchange policy to taxes, but it will also serve as the first congressional forum where lawmakers will vet President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan. Yellen will ...
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Report: Trump’s Twitter ban led to a 73% drop in election fraud misinformation

Trump‘s bans from Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms may have been controversial, but they appear to have been effective in achieving one goal: combatting misinformation. According to research firm Zignal Labs, and as reported by the Washington Post, online misinformation about election fraud dropped by 73%, following Trump’s ban. According to the report, which covers the period from January 9 to 15: “Conversations about election fraud dropped from 2.5 million mentions to 688,00...
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