Politics

Jessica Rosenworcel, the senior Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission, was named acting chair of the agency by President Biden on Thursday. The FCC is currently split 2-2, following the resignation of Ajit Pai, who served as chairman during the Trump administration. Biden will appoint a third Democrat, who will require Senate confirmation, to serve
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The world’s press has reacted to the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris with relief and cautious optimism, with many borrowing a line from the President’s speech for their headlines, “Democracy Has Prevailed.” London’s Evening Standard is breathless. “Wow, what a speech,” it comments. “In poetry and passionate rhetoric, Joe Biden gave
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The inauguration of the 46th president and vice president, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, is going to look a little different. The usual day-long celebration filled with crowds and parades will be traded for a virtual celebration to ensure compliance with coronavirus safety protocols. Using the Democratic National Convention’s program last year as inspiration, the
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Further performances were announced Tuesday morning for official inauguration programs that will take place before and after the swearing-in of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, including music stars who’ll take part in a virtual prayer service on Wednesday morning as well as additions to the prime-time TV special in the evening. The “Celebrating America” nighttime
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The National Rifle Association has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and intends to relocate from New York to Texas, the organization announced Friday. Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre made the announcement on the NRA’s website, saying the group is “dumping” New York and moving to Texas to be “free from the toxic political environment of
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The inauguration team for president-elect Joe Biden and VP-to-be Kamala Harris has released an official inaugural playlist, with 46 songs to represent the incoming 46th president, ranging from Steely Dan’s golden oldies (“Do It Again”) to SZA’s very latest, “Good Days,” which was just released on Christmas Day. As you might expect, it’s in the
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We’ve all seen sacred U.S. government buildings and monuments in Washington, D.C., being attacked and destroyed via spectacular special effects in blockbuster movies like director Roland Emmerich’s “Independence Day” and “White House Down.” And we witnessed heavily armed terrorists launching a daytime attack on the White House in Antoine Fuqua’s 2013 action thriller “Olympus Has
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One of Gabby Giffords’ priorities for 2021 is to forge relationships with writers, producers, celebrities and decision-makers in Hollywood who can leverage their powerful platforms to speak out against gun violence, call for commonsense laws and support local community efforts to raise awareness about gun safety. The 50-year-old former Arizona congresswoman-turned-gun safety activist has started
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UPDATE: On Tuesday night, the House approved a resolution urging Pence to invoke the 25th amendment with a vote of 223-205, despite his earlier rejection. Several Republicans voted to approve the resolution, including third-ranking House GOP leader Liz Cheney. Vice President Mike Pence said he will not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has denounced Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol, calling Donald Trump the “worst president ever.” In a seven-minute video posted to Schwarzenegger’s Twitter account, the actor and former governor of California compared Wednesday’s events to 1938’s Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, which marked the rise of Nazi Germany. “I grew up in
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