Trump laid out a vision for America in his inaugural address 4 years ago. He has come nowhere near realizing it.

President Donald Trump delivering his inaugural address at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Trump promised Americans good jobs and a return to greatness on the world stage when he made his inaugural address on January 20, 2017.  Four years later, the speech hasn't aged well, as Trump has largely failed to come anywhere close to accomplishing his goals. Trump will leave office with more Americans out of work than when he started and with the US's internat...
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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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Trump was talked out of pardoning himself at the last minute, with lawyers saying it would make him look guilty and possibly open up more legal issues

President Donald Trump on the White House South Lawn. Drew Angerer/Getty On Saturday, President Trump's lawyers and advisors talked him out of pardoning himself, his family members, and Republicans involved in the rally that preceded the Capitol riot, CNN reported. White House counsel Pat Cipollone reportedly told Trump that a self-pardon was unlikely to hold up in court and would make him look guilty, possibly opening him up to more legal issues. Trump agreed with Cipollone, but was disap...
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Biden returns to work, House security protocols, Dr. Fauci: 5 things to know Thursday

President Joe Biden returns to work at the White House, Dr. Fauci meets with WHO and more things to start your Thursday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Russian Trolls and the Information Wars

Surprisingly, the most powerful source of false information is neither Trump nor the Russian trolls. It’s a unique American business model that drives the false information. With all the hullaballoo about false information, the Russian trolls and Trump's ritualized falsehoods on Twitter, I’ve been at a loss to understand the reality and the actual facts behind all that’s going on. So I was delighted to see the data and insights in an article by Vera Tolz in the December 3 issue (“Shortcuts”)...
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Biden and Harris sworn-in

Joe Biden is the President of the United States of America, and Kamala Harris is Vice-President.
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Trump reportedly left Biden a note in the Oval Office after all, despite skipping the inauguration and rejecting tradition

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak to supporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland before heading to Florida on Wednesday. Pete Marovich/Getty Images President Donald Trump reportedly left President-elect Joe Biden a note in the Oval Office. In doing so, Trump upheld at least one tradition of outgoing presidents. Trump left town for Florida ahead of Biden's inauguration. He's the first outgoing president since 1869 to skip the inauguration of his successor....
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How people marked a historic, and weird, Inauguration Day and a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' to see Trump leave office

Members of the public wait along Constitution Ave. hoping for a chance to see the newly inaugurated President Biden. Linda Rosier for Insider With the National Mall and streets closed, and National Guard troops everywhere, people improvised ways to mark President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration.  Two women found a place to watch the outgoing president fly out of the city, while two others toasted the event with mimosas and Cheetos. Two New York teenagers struggled ...
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Trump admits his term is ending but doesn't say Biden's name or formally concede election loss in White House farewell speech

President Donald Trump Screenshot via White House/YouTube Trump acknowledged that a new administration will take office in a 20-minute farewell video on Tuesday. In the video, Trump wished the new administration luck without ever mentioning Biden's name.  "I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning," he added. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a new administration will take office on Wednesday and wished...
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Amazon-owned Twitch has 'indefinitely' banned former President Trump from using its platform

Getty Twitch is suspending former President Donald Trump "indefinitely." The move comes after the Amazon-owned company disabled Trump's account but still left it active after the US Capitol siege. Twitch's move is one of many that the tech industry has taken against Trump over risks of increased violence. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Streaming platform Twitch has banned former President Donald Trump "indefinitely." The Verge first reported the news.In a statement to...
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One last wave goodbye: The final image of a disgraced President Trump reluctantly leaving the White House

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 President Donald Trump has left the White House for the final time. Trump boarded Marine One shortly after 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday. For the first time in 152 years, the outgoing president will not attend his successor's inauguration. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump boarded Marine One this mornin...
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Donald Trump left a note for Biden before departing White House for Mar-a-Lago

Trump is expected to be at his Palm Beach estate when the clock strikes noon on Wednesday, after a final military send-off at Joint Base Andrews.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ted Cruz claims Joe Biden is 'more interested' in Paris than Pittsburgh, weeks after attempting to overturn Pennsylvania's election results

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at a campaign rally in Georgia on January 2, 2021. Brynn Anderson/AP Sen. Ted Cruz criticized President Biden with a comparison that may have missed the mark. He said Biden rejoining the Paris climate agreement showed he cared more for Paris than Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is in fact doing well on climate targets, though Cruz did recently challenge its election results. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off Joe B...
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Biden becomes president, begins White House duties

Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris have taken the helm at a precarious moment, as a divided America continues its struggle with the deadly coronavirus, a reeling economy, and racial justice concerns.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Biden 'pauses' border wall, ends national emergency Trump declared to divert $10 billion from military

Incoming U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered a "pause" on construction of Trump's failed border wall, and has ended the bogus national emergency declaration Trump signed to divert $10 billion in military funds. It is not clear that Biden will have the authority to block completion of 200+miles already funded by Congress. — Read the rest
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Tiffany Trump announces engagement to Michael Boulos one day before Biden inauguration

Donald Trump's youngest daughter Tiffany Trump announced her engagement to boyfriend Michael Boulos on her last day in the White House.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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On Biden’s day, U.S. capital swiftly pivots to life after Trump

WASHINGTON — Quite suddenly, if only for a freeze-frame moment, everything old was new again, starting when Joe Biden stepped outside into his day and Donald Trump vanished inside Air Force One for his flight to private life in Florida. Democratic and Republican leaders worshipped together at church, just one tradition dusted off. The centuries-old rituals of a peaceful transfer of power unfolded from the high platform of the flag-bedecked Capitol, still recovering from insurrection. A law e...
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Trump tells farewell crowd 'we will be back' in rambling speech before skipping town ahead of Biden's inauguration

President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters prior to boarding Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Trump, the first president in more than 150 years to refuse to attend his successor's inauguration, is expected to spend the final minutes of his presidency at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images Outgoing President Donald Trump made a brief speech before departing Washington, DC, ahead of President-elect ...
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2 National Guard troops were reportedly pulled off security for Biden's inauguration over ties to far-right groups

Virginia National Guard soldiers are issued their M4 rifles and live ammunition on the east front of the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Two National Guard troops were pulled off the presidential inauguration security mission, the AP reported Tuesday. The Guard members were found to have ties to far-right militia groups, according to Army and intelligence officials. The military, in partnership with the FBI, is vetting troops deployed to the n...
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Emotional dawn.

  He did it. He left the White House. AND: "We will be back — in some form.... Have a good life. We will see you soon." He walked up to that last stage to the tune of "Hail to the Chief" and walked off to "YMCA." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Biden says he will reverse Trump's order to lift the coronavirus travel ban

Getty President-elect Biden has promised to reverse efforts by President Trump in the last days of his presidency to lift a COVID-19 travel ban on passengers arriving from Europe and Brazil. "This is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel," said a Biden spokesperson. The president-elect last week announced an ambitious $400 billion plan to fight the coronavirus. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reverse ef...
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Biden enters White House for first time since being sworn in as 46th US president

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on the steps of the US Capitol after he was sworn in as the 46th US president. DAVID TULIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presid...
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Trump has reportedly fiddled with idea to start new political party

Just because Donald Trump has been kicked out of the White House doesn't mean he's going away. In fact, in the past week he's reportedly been talking about staying in politics—by starting a new political party. And he already has a name for it: the Patriot Party. — Read the rest
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Amanda Gorman stole the show at Biden's inauguration: Meet the 22-year-old poet laureate who gave a historic 5-minute speech that's gone viral

Amanda Gorman speaking at President Joe Biden's inauguration. Alex Wong/Getty Images Amanda Gorman performed her work "The Hill We Climb" after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' swearing-in ceremony. Gorman, 22, became the youngest inaugural poet in history. "While democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated," Gorman said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old National Youth Poet Laureate, stole the show at the 202...
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The White House website reinstates Spanish version that Trump removed

Following President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, the White House‘s  official website has promptly re-instated a Spanish version of its website. ¡Por fin! For those wondering, @WhiteHouse already has a Spanish-language page up.https://t.co/veEo5k443Y pic.twitter.com/nbjx4PqJsl — Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) January 20, 2021 As noted by Julio Ricardo Varela of Latino Rebels the Spanish page is directly accessible from the White House website’s main menu, or at whitehouse.gov/es. There are new La ...
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I spent the day around Mar-a-Lago. See the exclusive enclave where Trump is retreating, complete with billionaire neighbors, ornate mansions, and Floridian Ferraris.

A look inside the main gate of President Donald Trump's private club Mar-a-Lago, where he is moving on Wednesday after leaving the White House. Taylor Borden/Insider Trump will retreat to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, after he leaves the White House Wednesday. The exclusive private club served as a gilded getaway for the First Family throughout his presidency.  We visited the famed property and its neighborhood, known to locals as Billionaires Row, to see what it's like on the gro...
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Inaugurations aren't required by the Constitution - here's why they're so important anyway

Workers put up "Biden-Harris" branded bunting near the White House on January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Although US presidential inaugurations aren't required in the Constitution, it's an event that's developed a great deal of ceremonial importance. Dimitris Xygalatas, associate professor of anthropology, explains that shared rituals carry the weight of tradition which gives them an aura of historical continuity and legitimacy. When we attend an extrava...
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Online child sex abuse spiked by 31% in 2020, with at least 13 million disturbing images on Facebook and Instagram

Melissa, a survivor of sexual abuse whose last name was not disclosed, speaks at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children August 2, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. Win McNamee/Getty Images There was a sharp increase in child sexual abuse imagery online in 2020, data shows. Facebook said it detected 13 million images from July to September alone.  Coronavirus lockdowns and livestreamed abuse fueled the increase, an expert told Insider.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
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Read the full text of Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people — the will of the people — has been...
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Kandy Korn Koated-in-Chief Donald Trump Pardons Lil Wayne, Kodak Black & More on Last Day in Office

Now-former President Donald Trump used the last hours of his time in the White House to issue presidential pardons and sentence commutations to nearly 150 people, including rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. The pardons came days after reports claimed that the rappers were among those the Kandy Korn Koated-in-Chief planned to pardon before the end of his presidential term. Lil Wayne was facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in December to illegally possessing a firearm, while Kod...
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