Photo courtesy of NowThis. By Terrance Turner Feb. 9, 2021 (Updated Feb. 13) The impeachment trial is over. The Senate has voted to acquit Donald Trump of incitement of insurrection charges for his role in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The Senate voted 57-43 in favor of acquittal. Seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting … Continue reading Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial
Jan. 20, 2021 (Updated Jan. 22) By Terrance Turner President Joe Biden got right down to brass tacks after his inauguration today. After the shortened inaugural parade on Jan. 20, the new president went to his office and got to work. "There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we … Continue reading Biden Gets to Work On First Day in Office
By Terrance Turner Jan. 20, 2021 Today, in an inauguration unlike any other, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Sen. Amy Klobuchar served as an emcee of sorts. The morning featured a performance of the national anthem by Lady Gaga (who campaigned with Biden in Pennsylvania). … Continue reading A New Era Begins on Inauguration Day
Vice President-Elect Joe Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden, By Terrance Turner Jan. 19, 2021 On his last full day in office, President Donald Trump is leaving the White House with his legacy stained by a global pandemic. In February, he said it would "disappear, like a miracle" from our shores. Now, nearly a year … Continue reading COVID Deaths Top 400,000 on Trump’s Last Day in Office
By Terrance Turner Jan. 6, 2021 Photo from Politico. President-Elect Joe Biden has selected Judge Merrick Garland to serve as Attorney General. Politico confirmed the news with two sources familiar with the decision. In 2016, then-President Barack Obama nominated Judge Garland to serve on the Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by late Justice Antonin … Continue reading Biden Nominates Merrick Garland for Attorney General
By Terrance Turner As a government shutdown looms, President Donald Trump has agreed to sign a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. Axios reports (and CNN confirms) that the president will sign the current bill, which provides $600 checks for most Americans. The bill also includes $300 per week in enhanced unemployment insurance for 11 weeks. … Continue reading WE HAVE A DEAL!
By Terrance Turner Nov. 7, 2020 (updated Nov. 15) Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has been elected President of the United States. The former Vice President was formally named as the winner this morning, after an agonizing four-day vote counting effort. Biden won the election after winning Pennsylvania -- a result that was called by the … Continue reading Joe Biden Elected President of the United States