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Video: Pets have returned to the White House

[vemba-video id=”politics/2021/01/26/joe-biden-first-dogs-white-house-moos-pkg-vpx.cnn”] By Darlene Superville | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden’s dogs Champ and Major. The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration. Major burst onto the national scene late last year after Biden, then president-elect, broke his right foot while playing...
Tags: Obama, Colorado, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, San Diego, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Harry Truman, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Delaware, Kennedy


Biden brought the button Trump used to order Diet Cokes back to the Oval Office

President Joe Biden looks up after singing an Executive Order reversing the Trump era ban on Transgender serving in military, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Former President Donald Trump used a call button in the Oval Office to order Diet Cokes from staff.  President Joe Biden initially moved the button off the Resolute desk during his first day in office.  But it appears the call button — which has been around for decades —...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Treasury, Associated Press, Benjamin Franklin, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Financial Times, Trump


Biden reversing Trump ban on transgender people in military

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military. The new order, which Biden is expected to sign in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office. It immediately prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity. Biden’s orde...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Defense, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Austin, Transgender, Soccer, Military, Muslim


Multiple Presidentiality Disorder...

In what looks to be evolving into a tradition, the period following the inauguration of a new president is turning into a festival of wish fulfillment via Executive Order. International agreements will be left or re-entered, massive projects canceled or inaugurated, via Oval Office fiat. Any group of foreign powers who thinks they can count on the US to stay the course for more than four-eight years is looking increasingly delusional. Any large corporation that wants to engage in a big infrast...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, US, Bad Ideas, Tam, Oval Office, Life In The Monkey House, Executive Order International


45 pictures of the incredible bromance between President Obama and President Biden

Election night 2012 in Chicago. Reuters President Joe Biden served as President Barack Obama's vice president. The two became close friends over Obama's eight years in office. Their bromance continues as Biden begins his presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden became close friends during their eight years in the White House. Obama even calling him a "brother" as he awarded him a Presidential Medal of Freedom a...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Senate, White House, Valerie Jarrett, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Features, Getty Images, Chicago, Washington Dc, Treasury, Michelle Obama, John Boehner


"Fixating on the R number isn’t real science/The pandemic response should be based on judgment, not a figure that’s only an educated guess."

Writes Ed Conway at The London Times.  Science is a discipline predicated on constant doubt and reassessment and contemplating the evidence through alternate prisms...Taking a number, stripping it of context and uncertainty and using it to justify policy is something else altogether.  The economist Friedrich Hayek had a word for it, “scientism”, a kind of bastardisation of science which amounted to “the pretence of knowledge”. He was writing in the mid-20th century about socialist governments a...
Tags: Law, White House, Wikipedia, US, Statistics, Vietnam, Bad Science, Kennedy, Newton, Oval Office, McNamara, Occam, Friedrich Hayek, Robert McNamara, Goodhart, Ed Conway


Joe Biden's Oval Office: what changes has the new president made?

From a Cesar Chavez bust and the removal of portraits, to a desk piled high with orders tearing up Trump’s legacyThe Oval Office has long symbolised the power and grandeur of the US presidency, and incoming White House incumbents traditionally change the decor to reflect the tone of their administration.Joe Biden has unveiled the new ceremonial backdrop to his administration, marking a number of significant changes from that of his predecessor. Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, Trump, Oval Office, Cesar Chavez


Biden appears to have removed the button Trump used to order Diet Cokes from the Oval Office desk

Biden in the Oval Office, left, and Trump in the Oval Office, right. AP Photo/Evan Vucci; AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Biden moved a button former President Trump used to order Diet Coke to the Oval Office. Trump revealed in 2017 that when he pressed a button on his Oval Office desk, a White House butler would bring him soda. The call button isn't new — Obama was pictured with it too — but it's no longer on the Resolute Desk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A butto...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, House, Treasury, Pentagon, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Benjamin Franklin, Biden


Bust Of California Labor Rights Leader Cesar Chavez Takes Prominent Place In Biden’s Oval Office

(CNN/CBS13) — The Oval Office décor quickly changed after President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Walls featuring figures such as Andrew Jackson were replaced with portraits of Founding Fathers and busts of civil rights leaders Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. Among the new displays near a collection of personal photos: a bust of Mexican American farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. “It really speaks to the contributions and importance of the work of our community. Immigrants have given...
Tags: Politics, News, Navy, California, White House, US, California News, Sacramento, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Cbs, Black Lives Matter, Martin Luther King Jr, PAUL


No 10 takes relaxed view as Biden removes Churchill bust from Oval Office

Downing Street says it is up to the US president to decorate White House room as he wishes
Tags: White House, US, Biden, Downing Street, Churchill, Oval Office


Track all of Biden's executive orders and actions as president

President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden marked his first day in office with a series of executive orders. He revoked Trump's travel ban on majority-Muslim countries and required masks in federal buildings. Track all of Biden's executive actions in the interactive graphic below. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden exercised his power on his...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, United Nations, Muslim, World Health Organization, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Executive Actions


Joe Biden got 5 million followers in less than 24 hours after the @POTUS account was purged of everyone who followed it under Trump

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office after his inauguration on January 20, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Joe Biden gained 5 million followers in less than 24 hours after taking over the @POTUS account. Before it had 33 million followers amassed under Presidents Obama and Trump. But Twitter reset the count to zero before handing it over on Wednesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Joe Biden gained 4.9 million followers in less than 24 hours after he wa...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Obama, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office, US Capitol, Tech Insider, Katie Canales, Donald Trump Biden, Sinead Baker


Biden described the letter Trump left him in the Oval Office as 'very generous' but said he needed to talk to Trump before making its contents public

A composite image of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Joe Biden said Donald Trump left him a "very generous" letter but did not elaborate. Outgoing presidents traditionally leave their successor a letter in the Oval Office Resolute Desk. Biden began his term issuing a stream of executive orders, many overturning Trump's policies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Presi...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington Post, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Paris, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News


Biden said the letter Trump left him in the Oval Office was 'very generous' but that he needs to talk to Trump before making its contents public

A composite image of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Biden said Trump left him a "very generous" letter, but would not release its contents yet. Departing presidents traditionally leave their successor a letter in the Oval Office Resolute Desk. Biden began his term issuing a stream of executive orders, many overturning Trump's policies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Washington Post, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Washington Dc, Paris, News UK, World Health Organization, Biden


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...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Cbs News, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Paris, Associated Press, State Department, Biden, Trump, Oval Office, Trump White House


Biden enters the White House for the first time since being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/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 President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Barack Obama


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...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Barack Obama


After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/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 President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Youtube, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, America, Barack Obama


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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Biden is sworn in, takes the helm as president facing pandemic, divisions

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, swearing the oath of office just before noon to take the helm of a deeply divided nation while inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. Biden’s inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty, a ceremony of resilience as the hallowed American democratic rite unfurled at a U.S. Capito...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, United States, House


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....
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Maryland, Obama, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump


Trump reportedly left Biden a note in the Oval Office after all, despite skipping inauguration and rejecting tradition

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak to supporters prior to boarding Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. 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 ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Oval, Trump, Mike Pence


"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 ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Etiquette, White House, America, Cnn, United States, Biden, Trump, Melania Trump, Oval Office, Bidens, Jill Biden, United States Capitol, Melania, Ann Althouse


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...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, California, Washington, White House, Sacramento, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Biden


Trump reportedly plans to issue 100 pardons and commutations on his final day in office

President Donald Trump. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to pardon or commute the sentences of 100 people on his last day in the White House, CNN reported. The list was drawn up during a Sunday meeting between Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and other aides, and will most likely be made public Monday or Tuesday, The Washington Post reported. Some allies believe Trump expects to benefit from many of those pardons and commutations after the presidency, CNN ...
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Trump plans to issue 100 pardons and commutations on his final day in office, many to people he thinks could help him prosper after the presidency, reports say

President Donald Trump. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to pardon or commute the sentences of 100 people on his last day in the White House, CNN reported. The list was drawn up during a Sunday meeting between Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and other aides, and will likely be made public on Monday or Tuesday, The Washington Post reported. Some allies believes Trump expects to benefit from many of those pardons and commutations after the presidency, CNN r...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Russia, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, New York Times, House Of Representatives, News UK


White House: The full-sized Oval Office replica in Norfolk

Part of the White House has been cloned in Norfolk, thousands of miles from Washington DC.
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UK film studio housing Oval Office replica 'upbeat' despite pandemic

Part of the White House has been cloned in Norfolk, thousands of miles from Washington DC.
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8 presidents and first family members on what it's like to live in the White House

President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison." Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock Presidents throughout the years have made the White House their home and reflected fondly on their time there long after their terms ended. President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison," but still managed to make it his home through renovations. President Obama made time for family dinners while his family lived in the White House, but also described th...
Tags: Obama, Washington, Life, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, United States, Ronald Reagan, President, Presidents, Netherlands, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy, Annie Leibovitz, John Adams


Donald Trump stands largely silent, alone after second impeachment

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him. Yet when his legacy was set in stone on Wednesday, he was stunningly left on the sidelines. Trump now stands with no equal, the only president to be charged twice with a high crime or misdemeanor, a new co...
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