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Trump's 'Office of the Former President' is not uncommon - but it could get tricky if he uses it to push a political agenda

Donald Trump and Melania Trump boarding Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20. Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump says he's establishing an Office of the Former President in Florida. Experts say the move isn't unusual for ex-presidents but could become problematic. One expert said presidents "can easily live in the gray areas if they choose." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump on Monday announced ...
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Trump's 'Office of the Former President' is actually not uncommon - but it could get tricky if he uses it to push his political agenda

In his final hours as president, Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave to supporters as they board Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump announced he was establishing the "Office of the Former President" from his base in Florida. Experts said the move is not uncommon for ex-presidents, but it could become problematic should Trump use the taxpayer-funded office t...
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US House delivers article of impeachment against Trump to Senate – live

Nancy Pelosi sent charge of incitement to SenateJanet Yellen confirmed as first female US Treasury secretaryDoJ watchdog looks into possible collusion with Trump effortBiden says mask-wearing can save 50,000 lives by end of AprilFauci: US scientists working to upgrade Covid vaccines for variantsDominion Voting Systems to file lawsuit against GiulianiBiden to drop Trump’s military transgender ban 12.23am GMT Butch Bowers: Trump tapped Bowers, a South Carolina lawyer, to lead his legal team an...
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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 —...
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Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman won't run for reelection in 2022, says it's become difficult 'to break through the partisan gridlock'

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Rob Portman announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2022. The Ohio Republican said that "it has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy." Portman has served as senator since 2011. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sen. Rob Portman announced on Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2022."I feel fortunate to have been entrusted...
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Former Assistant HUD Secretary Montgomery Reflects on Time in Office

Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Brian D. Montgomery reflected on his time serving in the administration of President Donald Trump, praised the career and political officials he worked with at the Department and called for a return of civility to American politics in a new piece published by Government Executive. Understandably shaped by the federal response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Montgomery detailed the time and dedicatio...
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Analysis: Why Biden’s immigration plan may be risky for Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is confronting the political risk that comes with grand ambition. As one of his first acts, Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul last week that would provide a path to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally. It would also codify provisions wiping out some of President Donald Trump’s signature hard-line policies, including trying to end existing, protected legal status for many immigrants brought to the...
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From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to rioting against the US government

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
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From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politics

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
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Inauguration week: tears, rage and a brief feeling of fondness for George W Bush | Emma Brockes

It was overwhelming, joyous, pastry-filled, but then there was the comedownIt’s a subdued Martin Luther King Day in the US, and we take a bus across town to visit MoMA. I haven’t been to the modern art museum in New York since before my children were born and this feels like the week for it. Everyone is jittery about the inauguration on Wednesday, about news of the Covid death count hitting 400,000 in the US and about American democracy under strain. Perhaps art will lift us. Continue reading...
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McConnell wants to push impeachment trial to February

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give the former president time to review the case. House Democrats who voted to impeach Trump last week for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riots have signaled they want a quick trial as President Joe Biden begins his term, saying a full reckoning is necessary before the country — and the Congres...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders says Democrats don't need GOP support to approve $2,000 stimulus checks and cancel student debt

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Liz Lynch/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont wrote an opinion column this week pushing for Democrats to implement a bold economic agenda. Now that the Democratic Party has full control over Congress, Sanders argues they can use a tool called reconciliation, which requires only a simple majority in the Senate to pass bills.  Among the key measures Sanders urges the Senate to pass are $2,000 direct payments to Americans and raising the minimum wage to $15...
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Trump’s Clean Power Plan replacement gets thrown out by a court (ars technica)

Enlarge / DUNKIRK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/10/09: A NRG owned coal fired energy facility that plans to convert to a natural gas facility. (credit: John Greim / Getty Images) Today, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated the Trump administration's attempt to take a minimalist approach to the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions. The ruling was a lopsided victory for the long list of groups opposing the Trump EPA's approach, with the entire rule being vacated. Thu...
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Obama, Bush and Clinton say inauguration highlights 'institutional integrity' of USA, ask for national unity

Former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in a video released by the inaugural committee on Wednesday wished...
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3 former presidents celebrated the continuity of US democracy in a pointed rebuke of the Trump era

Former US Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama in a taped message as part of President Joe Biden's inauguration. CNBC Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama recorded a message of unity for Joe Biden's inauguration. The three former presidents praised democracy and the peaceful transition of power while wishing Biden well. Trump broke with tradition and skipped the inauguration, and did not name Biden in his farewell speech. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
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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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Photos: The swearing in of President Biden and Vice President Harris

Joe Biden was sworn in today, January 20, 2021, as the 46th president of the United States as Kamala Harris became the first woman to become vice president. Harris is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency.  She is the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in the U.S. government. Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th President...
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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...
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Clyburn reveals what Bush said about Trump and Biden at inauguration

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) says George W. Bush told him that Joe Biden was the only candidate that could have beaten former President Donald Trump.
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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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George W. Bush privately says that Rep. Jim Clyburn is the country's 'savior' for helping Biden beat Trump

Former President George W. Bush and Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images George W. Bush said Rep. James Clyburn was a "savior" for his role in resurrecting Joe Biden's campaign. Clyburn relayed the rare comments from Bush to reporters on a conference call. Biden's 2020 primary campaign was on life support when Clyburn endorsed him. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President George W. Bush told House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina De...
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Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
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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...
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LIVE: After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office shortly before noon ET on Wednesday. Biden's inauguration came as Washington, DC was on lockdown after outgoing President Trump incited a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presiden...
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Every single executive order and action Trump signed in his 4 years as president

President Donald Trump shows off an executive order declaring formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 6, 2017. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump issued executive actions at a brisk pace through his one term in office. Orders, memoranda, and proclamations are three types of presidential actions, each with different authority. Insider compiled every executive action Trump signed, and you can browse them by category here...
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Latest on Inauguration: Biden says in first address as president ‘Democracy has prevailed’

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says “democracy has prevailed” in a country reeling amid a pandemic and a violent melee two weeks ago at the U.S. Capitol. In his first remarks as president, Biden said Wednesday that his swearing-in marks a...
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LIVE: Trump's most loyal congressional allies are seen arriving at Biden's inauguration

Congressional members and guests arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool President Trump left Washington, D.C. on Wednesday ahead of President-elect Biden's inauguration. The end of Trump's presidency comes as Washington, DC is on lockdown after a violent insurrection. Follow Insider's live coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
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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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Michelle Obama and George W. Bush's reunion photos will melt your heart

Michelle Obama and George W. Bush have a close, if unlikely friendship and fans adore...
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Biden's inauguration is a promise for a better, more normal America

US President Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images Now-President Joe Biden's inauguration is a promise that the US can come back from its nadir. Former President Trump will fade, while Biden becomes even more popular. Millions of Americans voted for a return to normalcy, and Biden will deliver that. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the au...
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