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Meet Jen Psaki, the face of Biden's administration who's promising to bring 'truth' back to White House briefings

White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds her first briefing on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki held her first briefing hours after the January 20 inauguration. She promised reporters that she would bring "truth and transparency back to the briefing room."  Psaki is a veteran political communicator with experience at the White House and State Department. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden's White House press ...
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Biden to sign off on $400 billion campaign pledge for federal agencies to buy American-made goods

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Monday that dedicated funding to the federal government's procurement of American goods. Biden touted a $400 billion investment while on the campaign trail to purchase American-made items that focused on clean vehicles and infrastructur...
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Trump is furiously watching Fauci give interviews about how relieved he is to be working for Biden, report says

A composite image of Dr. Anthony Fauci and former President Donald Trump. Getty/Getty Since Biden became president, Dr. Fauci has spoken publicly about his relief that Trump is out.  Sources told The Daily Beast that Trump has been hate-watching Fauci's TV interviews. One source said Trump feels "people are working to downgrade his legacy out of hatred."  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump has been obsessively and furiously watching Dr. Anthon...
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Biden set to reimpose an entry ban on non-U.S residents who are traveling from Brazil, UK and other parts of Europe, sources say

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden is reapplying the entry travel ban on non-US citizens who are traveling from Brazil, United Kingdom, and other countries in Europe, sources told Reuters. This decision comes after former president Donald Trump lifted the ban that would've took effect on January 26.  I...
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Moderate Republican senators signal opposition to Biden's economic rescue package, jeopardizing speedy passage of $1,400 stimulus checks

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Several GOP senators expressed opposition to Biden's stimulus plan in recent days. Several moderate Republicans, including Sen. Susan Collins, are skeptical of the plan's large cost. The opposition imperils the package's new measures of stimulus checks and enhanced unemployment insurance...
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From abortion care to LGBTQ rights, here's how Joe Biden is prepared to tear up Donald Trump's restrictive gender policies

President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response at the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration has already started nixing multiple Trump-era policies on gender, transgender rights, and reproductive healthcare through executive order. It's also planning to further entrench those rights into federal to show its commitment to gender equality. Some actions will take more than an executive order or require Congress to get involved. Vi...
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Republicans are arguing that Biden violates his call for unity unless he pushes policies they like

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during an event on economic crisis in the State Dining Room of the White House January 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Bringing a sense of unity to US politics was a central theme of President Joe Biden's inaugural address.  Now that he's working to implement his campaign promises, the GOP says Biden is undermining that call.  Critics say the GOP is misconstruing what Biden meant by "unity," and asking t...
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Biden wastes no time in unraveling Trump's pro-oil agenda

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images Happy Friday, and welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider.  Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected] a reminder, we have two open energy roles. You can find them here. Just like that, we have a new president. And by just like tha...
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Meet Jen Psaki, Biden's press secretary who's pledged to bring 'truth' back to White House press briefings

White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds her first briefing on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki held her first briefing hours after the January 20 inauguration. She promised reporters that she would bring "truth and transparency back to the briefing room."  Psaki is a veteran political communicator with experience at the White House and State Department. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden's White House press ...
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Vice President Kamala Harris comes from a family of lawyers and Stanford graduates. Meet the family.

Kamala Harris with her husband and niece's daughter. Mason Trinca/Getty Images Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday as the first female US Vice President. Harris was born in California to immigrant parents from Jamaica and India.  Harris' extended family includes five lawyers and several Stanford graduates. Harris' representatives did not reply to a request for comment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris became the first Black ...
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Biden's unrivaled ability to work with Senate Republicans like Mitch McConnell will define his presidency

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on as US President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address at the US Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Democrats now have control of the White House and Congress after Joe Biden's inauguration and the Georgia Senate elections. This makes things easier for Biden's administration, but don't be fooled, as he'll still need to exhibit an ability to be bipartisan. Biden's relationship with Senate Minority Leader Mi...
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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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Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

Air Force One. w_p_o/Shutterstock.com The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff.  The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. The most recognizable plane in the worl...
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'Kamala's Way': A new biography explores how Harris played Trump's game, using confidence and unapologetic ambition to grab the spotlight

Vice President and Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff arrive to the inauguration at the US Capitol on January 20, 2021. Alex Wong/Getty Images The following is an exclusive excerpt from "Kamala's Way," a new biography by Dan Morain. In it, he explores how the first female VP "rose above the din" in Washington, where her unapologetic ambition and focus made her a star. One Senate colleague described her like this: "She cooks. She shares recipes. She invites senators over for small dinner...
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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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Federal government executes Dustin Higgs, the 13th person to be killed since July. Justice Sonia Sotomayor writes scathing dissent: 'This is not justice.'

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan look on as U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress focused on national security, tax and regulatory reform, t...
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House members engage in a fiery debate over impeaching Trump for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol

Reuters The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for the "incitement of insurrection" in the wake of last week's deadly Capitol siege. During the House debate, Democrats argued Trump must be held accountable for provoking the violent mob, while Republicans called for "unity and healing" and defended the president's rhetoric and election lies.  Trump is the first president in American history to be impeached twice. His impeachment is also the most bipartis...
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The House prepares to impeach the president after a fiery debate and as Trump is more isolated than ever

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush makes a fiery speech calling to impeach 'the white supremacist in chief'

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: House minority leader Kevin McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for the Capitol siege and shoots down antifa conspiracy theories

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: Rep. Cedric Richmond says some Republicans are 'co-conspirators' in the insurrection and tells them to 'man up, woman up,' and defend the Constitution

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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Lindsey Graham, who denounced Trump after the Capitol siege, opposes impeachment and implies Mitch McConnell is 'making the problem worse'

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham criticized the House impeachment efforts on Wednesday and appeared to shade Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "It is a rushed process that, over time, will become a threat to future presidents," Graham said in a statement. "As to Senate leadership, I fear they are making the problem worse, not better." Graham broke fro...
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LIVE: Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan spouts a fountain of lies and misinformation about the election as the House debates impeachment

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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LIVE: House majority leader Steny Hoyer rips into GOP Rep. Jim Jordan for being 'Trump-like' and denying reality as House considers impeachment

Reuters The House of Representatives is poised to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time for "incitement of insurrection" following last week's deadly Capitol siege. Debate over the article of impeachment began shortly after 9 a.m. ET and can be watched online on C-SPAN, YouTube, and the House's official website. Scroll down to watch the livestream and follow Insider's live coverage of the historic event. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The House of Represe...
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House passes a resolution calling on Pence to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images The House of Representatives passed a resolution late Tuesday night demanding Vice President Mike Pence immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office. The vice president announced hours before the vote that he won't be doing so because it will set a "terrible precedent" and further "inflame the passions of the moment."  ...
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House is poised to pass a resolution calling on Pence to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images The House of Representatives is poised to pass a resolution Tuesday demanding Vice President Mike Pence immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office. The vice president announced just before the vote that he won't be doing so because it will set a "terrible precedent" and further "inflame the passions of the moment."  T...
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Trump tweeted angrily about Mike Pence while the vice president was under siege at the Capitol and then gave him the silent treatment for several days

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump did not speak with Vice President Mike Pence for several days following the siege on the Capitol. Pence was in the building at the time of the insurrection and was targeted by the pro-Trump mob over his refusal to interfere with the certification of the presidential election results, a point Trump himself brought up to his followers se...
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Trump tweeted angrily about Mike Pence while the vice president was being attacked at the Capitol Building, and then gave him the silent treatment for several days

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump did not speak with Vice President Mike Pence for several days following the siege on the Capitol. Pence was in the building at the time of the insurrection and was targeted by the pro-Trump mob over his refusal to interfere with the certification of the presidential election results, a point Trump himself brought up to his followers se...
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Trump tweeted angrily about Mike Pence, even while the vice president was in hiding after being targeted in the Capitol siege

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump did not speak with Vice President Mike Pence for several days following the siege on the Capitol. Pence was in the building at the time of the insurrection and was targeted by the pro-Trump mob over his refusal to interfere with the certification of the presidential election results, a point Trump himself brought up to his followers se...
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Trump has not reached out to Pence since the US Capitol riots on Jan. 6: report

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump has not reached out to Vice President Mike Pence since the Jan. 6 riots at the US Capitol building, according to a NBC News report. NBC News Senior Washington correspondent Hallie Jackson reported on Sunday that Trump did not contact Pence on Wednesday night, when the vice president presided over the Electoral College certification pro...
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