President-elect Joe Biden

Biden pledges massive vaccine uptick as states struggle with confusion over dosage numbers

BY: - January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday sketched out his proposal for overhauling the country’s slow and uneven effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, pledging to open more centers for administering those shots, boost the public health workforce, and improve the information flow to states so they can better plan. Biden has called for administering 100 […]

More than 21,000 Guard members from across the country are headed to D.C., and numbers may grow

BY: - January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Wednesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony may have a scaled-down audience due to the pandemic, but the security presence on hand to ensure it goes smoothly will be supersized. At least 21,000 National Guard men and women — from states across the country, plus three territories and the District of Columbia — will provide security […]

Pennsylvania congressman pushes criminal investigation of Trump for Capitol attack

BY: - January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON—A Pennsylvania Democrat filed a resolution Thursday directing the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation against President Donald Trump once he leaves office, on charges that Trump incited a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Brendan Boyle said the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol stemmed from a rally that Trump held just blocks from […]

Three U.S. House Democrats test positive for COVID-19 after sheltering with maskless Republicans during Capitol riot

BY: - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON—The leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, and blamed Republicans who refused to wear masks in a secure room where lawmakers were kept during the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, (D-Wash.), said those Republicans “mocked colleagues and staff” who offered […]

Feds tell states to give COVID vaccine to those 65 and older to speed rollout; FL already began that effort

BY: - January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses. Under the policy changes outlined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states should begin vaccinating […]

‘Good Riddance’ — Nationwide teacher unions say farewell to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

BY: - January 8, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Education for the Trump administration Betsy DeVos has submitted her resignation letter following the riot by extremist Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol building, roughly two weeks before the end of Donald Trump’s term. Two nationwide teacher unions are happy to see DeVos out the door. Randi Weingarten, president of the American […]

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president, including several FL lawmakers

BY: - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

Presidents, coming and going, try to fire up party faithful for Georgia U.S. Senate runoff

BY: - January 5, 2021

President Donald Trump continued to fuel doubt in the state’s election results during an election-eve rally held in conservative north Georgia for Republican senators who are locked in close election battles that will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Trump took the stage at a Dalton airfield just hours after President-elect Joe Biden – […]

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri vows to contest certification of Joe Biden’s victory

BY: - December 30, 2020

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley announced Wednesday that he will object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory when Congress convenes next week to ratify the results of the 2020 election. The move, which is largely symbolic, guarantees that both chambers will be forced to debate the results and vote on whether […]

A presidential election like none other, and now an inauguration like none other

BY: - December 25, 2020

WASHINGTON — As with so many other events during the year preceding it, the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be a ceremony unlike those of his predecessors. Tempering the celebratory tone is a directive from Biden’s inaugural team for supporters to refrain from traveling to D.C. for the Jan. 20 swearing-in. Instead, they’ve urged […]

President-elect Biden was looking for a U.S. Education Secretary with classroom teaching experience

BY: - December 23, 2020

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday formally introduced his nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education—Miguel Cardona, a veteran of public schools and the third Latino selected for the Cabinet. “We knew we needed an education secretary who truly understands what it’s been like for educators, administrators, families, caregivers and students this past year,” Biden said at an […]

Pick for U.S. Education Secretary: A top public school educator who is Hispanic

BY: - December 22, 2020

With a surging number of Hispanic students nationwide, President-elect Joe Biden has tapped top educator Miguel A. Cardona for the post of U.S. Education Secretary. Currently state Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, Cardona had two decades of experience as a public school educator prior to the commissioner’s job. He’s worked as an elementary teacher, a […]