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China has imposed sanctions on Mike Pompeo, Alex Azar, and Steve Bannon, along with more than 2 dozen other former Trump officials

Former Trump administration members Steve Bannon, Alex Azar, and Mike Pompeo are among more than two dozen former officials who have been sanctioned by China following the end of Trump's term. Getty Images China announced it would be imposing sanctions on nearly 30 former members of the Trump administration. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump operative Steve Bannon, and former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar are among those who made the list. In a statement, the...
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Proud Boys are ditching Trump hours after he left the White House for good, calling him a 'shill' and 'extraordinarily weak'

A member of the Proud Boys guards the front stage as another member of the proud boys gives a speech during a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon, on June 26, 2020. Stanton Sharpe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Proud Boys once staunch allies of Trump are now walking away from him calling him a "shill" and "extraordinarily weak," The New York Times reported.  The group is upset he didn't put up a bigger fight to stay in office.  They are also frustrated he hasn't helped an...
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A 100-day moratorium on deportations starts on Friday, Biden administration announces

Protesters against deportations interrupt Joe Biden during a town hall on November 21, 2019 in Greenwood, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images The Biden administration will be imposing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations beginning January 22. The pause is "to ensure we have a fair and effective enforcement system." The move was announced Wednesday night by US Department of Homeland Security. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Biden administration will tempor...
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Corporate America is pausing its financial support for the 147 GOP lawmakers who challenged Biden's victory. Here are all the S&P 500 companies who gave them money - and then stopped.

Erin Schaff/Getty Images S&P 500 companies gave $23 million to the 147 GOP lawmakers who contested Electoral College results. After GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence, some companies paused their support. Here's a list of how much each corporate PAC had given and whether they've paused contributions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 6, Congress convened a joint session to formally certify President Joseph Biden's Electoral College victory...
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Overheard in Front of the TV...

RX: "Does the Vice President have their own theme music?" Me: "Yeah, the 'Bucket of Warm Piss Fanfare'." . [Author: Tam]
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So what can we expect from a Joe Biden White House when it comes to tech? We'll try to answer that right now

As Amazon tells the President: Vaccinate our staff, and we'll help you distribute it to everyone else It’s day one of President Biden's administration, prompting the question: what can we expect when it comes to technology over the next four years?…
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World leaders hail 'new dawn' under Biden as Chinese media says 'good riddance'

Leaders say Europe again has a friend in the White House as Chinese outlets hail end to Trump’s ‘toxic rhetoric’Biden inauguration – live updatesWorld leaders have voiced relief at Joe Biden’s inauguration, with European officials hailing a “new dawn” for US relations, and Chinese state media saying “good riddance” to Donald Trump, but there were also warnings that the world had changed after four years of Donald Trump’s presidency. The Chinese government made no official comment on Biden’s inau...
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Biden's @POTUS Twitter Account Followed Chrissy Teigen After Trump Blocked Her For Years

Of the 12 people @POTUS was following on inauguration night, most of them were White House accounts — and Teigen after she made an...
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Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises. After the historic swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol, Biden headed to the White House and got to work.
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Joe Biden’s @POTUS Twitter Account Follows 11 White House-Affiliated Profiles — and Chrissy Teigen

As President Joe Biden gained access to the official @POTUS Twitter account on Wednesday, he followed just 12 users – one of them being Chrissy Teigen. Wake Up to Politics newsletter author Gabe Fleisher was the first to point out that Biden had followed Teigen alongside several of his aides, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second […]
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Joe Biden’s @POTUS Twitter Account Follows 11 White House-Affiliated Profiles

As President Joe Biden gained access to the official @POTUS Twitter account on Wednesday, he followed just 12 users – one of them being...
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The Only Thing Better Than Today’s Inauguration Are These 5 TikToks ABOUT The Inauguration

While history was being made - dank content was being created. TRUMP IS FINALLY GONE!! WOOOOOO!!!!! Today has been a ✨beautiful ✨day: our country woke up and was serenaded by Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez. THEN it finally happened: Joe Biden became our President and Kamala Harris became the first female, Black, and South Asian Vice President (!!!). The speeches were eloquent, thoughtful, and inspiring... which should’ve been standard at this point, but after four years of sloppy spe...
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The Trump-appointed NSA general counsel installed the day before Biden took office is now on leave due to a Department of Defense probe

Michael Ellis was installed as the NSA's general counsel just the day before President Biden was sworn in. Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Trump-installed General Counsel of the National Security Agency has been put on administrative leave a day after starting the role, due to a Department of Defense inspector general probe, CNN reported.  Michael Ellis's installation just before President Joe Biden took office garnered criticism that the...
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Who is Jen Psaki, Biden's White House press secretary?

Jen Psaki made her debut in the White House Briefing Room on Wednesday as President Biden's press secretary.
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Who is Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary for Joe Biden?

President Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, held the first media briefing of his administration after his inauguration Wednesday...
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CNN's Kaitlan Collins cracks up over throwback video of Wolf Blitzer and John King

CNN's Wolf Blitzer and John King share advice and a '90s throwback after Kaitlan Collins' promotion to chief White House correspondent.
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Collins cracks up over CNN throwback video

CNN's Wolf Blitzer and John King share advice and a '90s throwback after Kaitlan Collins' promotion to chief White House correspondent.
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Biden demands decency, promising staff 'I will fire you on the spot' if they disrespect others

US President Joe Biden conducts a virtual swearing in ceremony for members of his new administration via Zoom just hours after his inauguration in the State Dining Room at the White House January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden became the 46th president of the United States earlier today during the ceremony at the US Capitol. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden is demanding that his staff treat others with dignity. "If I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, tal...
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Biden's White House press secretary Jen Psaki promises to bring 'transparency and truth' back to the briefing room

White House press secretary Jen Psaki. REUTERS/Tom Brenner White House press secretary Jen Psaki held the first press briefing of the new administration on Wednesday evening and pledged to bring "transparency and truth back to the briefing room."  "There will be moments when we disagree ... but we have a common goal, which is sharing accurate information with the American people," Psaki said.  Psaki announced during the 30-minute event that the administration will restore daily weekday pre...
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Biden demands decency, promising staff members 'I will fire you on the spot' if they disrespect others

US President Joe Biden conducted a virtual swearing-in ceremony for members of his new administration at the White House via Zoom just hours after his inauguration on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden is demanding that his staff members treat others with dignity. "I promise you I will fire you on the spot," he told those who might disrespect colleagues. The comments were made during a swearing-in ceremony for hundreds of new staffers. Visit Business Insider's hom...
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9 American greats Amanda Gorman referenced in her poem performed during Joe Biden's inauguration, from Maya Angelou to Barack Obama

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP Amanda Gorman paid homage to many American greats in her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb." Gorman references the work of Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, and more.  The 22-year-old poet preformed her poem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
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Trump reportedly granted Secret Service protections to all his adult children and 3 top officials before he left the White House. It will cost US taxpayers millions.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021 MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump granted extended Secret Service protections to his four adult children and their spouses before he left the White House, The Washington Post reported. Former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and former National Security Advisor Robert C. O'Brien will also receive the exp...
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Michelle Obama spotlights young Black designer in head-to-toe plum

Given her eight years at the White House, it was little surprise that Michelle Obama knew precisely how to dress for the occasion.
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Smooth Psaki shows new tone in first Biden press briefing

NEW YORK (AP) — If there's one thing clear after White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first session with reporters on Wednesday, it's...
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'Transparency back to the briefing room': Psaki commits to pre-Trump press norms

The new White House press secretary said she would share information “even when it is hard to hear.”
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The First White House Press Briefing Of The Biden Presidency Was Extremely Mild

White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first briefing was respectful, thorough, and relatively newsless. So: the opposite of Trump-era...
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Evangelical leaders praise Joe Biden's efforts on immigration reform

Evangelical Christian leaders are applauding President Joe Biden's day-one efforts to fix "our nation's broken immigration system." Biden has rescinded his predecessor's "Muslim ban" and moved to preserve protections for immigrants brought to the US as children. Biden is also proposing a path to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented people. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden's immediate steps to undue his predecessor's nativist legacy is earning ...
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Biden Administration Breaks With Trump On First Day By Holding An Actual Press Briefing

"Rebuilding trust with the American people will be central," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
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Jen Psaki: "With that I’d love to take your questions”

The White House signaled a return to pre-Trump norms by holding a briefing hours after Biden's inauguration.
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Greta Thunberg ends Twitter feud with 'very happy old man' Donald Trump as he leaves White House: 'So nice to see!'

Permanently banned from Twitter, Trump will be unable to respond to Thunberg's latest jab, bringing an end to their social media feud.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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