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Youth poet laureate crafting ‘message of joining together’ for inauguration

Youth poet laureate crafting ‘message of joining together’ for inauguration

Amanda Gorman was about halfway through writing the poem that she’ll deliver at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week when she watched in horror the deadly siege on the US Capitol. Typically, it takes the nation’s first-ever youth poet laureate days to craft a new poem. She finished this one immediately. “It was like someone…MORE

Biden to introduce key members of White House science team Saturday

Biden to introduce key members of White House science team Saturday

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will introduce key members of their White House science team on Saturday afternoon at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the transition team. Eric Lander is Biden’s nominee for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and will serve as a presidential science adviser.…MORE

Giuliani uses unfounded ‘Antifa’ argument to defend Trump

Giuliani uses unfounded ‘Antifa’ argument to defend Trump

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has been working to bolster conspiratorial claims that left-wing agitators played a dominant role in the last week’s Capitol riot. Giuliani claimed in a tweet on Friday that has since been removed by Twitter that the Capitol siege was carried out “by groups like ANTIFA trained to riot.”…MORE

Washington Post: Capitol Police intelligence report warned of violence targeting ‘Congress itself’ three days before attack

Washington Post: Capitol Police intelligence report warned of violence targeting ‘Congress itself’ three days before attack

An internal Capitol Police intelligence report produced three days before rioters breached the US Capitol cautioned that violent supporters of President Donald Trump could zero in on “Congress itself,” the Washington Post reported Friday, citing obtained portions of the 12-page memo. “Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to…MORE

HHS Secretary Alex Azar complains of tarnished legacy in resignation letter to Trump

HHS Secretary Alex Azar complains of tarnished legacy in resignation letter to Trump

President Donald Trump‘s “actions and rhetoric” have tarnished the administration’s legacy, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a resignation letter submitted this week. Azar submitted the standard resignation letter for a Cabinet secretary to offer an outgoing president, dated January 12 and obtained by CNN Friday. In the letter, addressed to Trump,…MORE

Pentagon authorizes 25,000 National Guard members for inauguration

Pentagon authorizes 25,000 National Guard members for inauguration

The Pentagon has authorized up to 25,000 National Guard members for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the National Guard Bureau said in a press release Friday, marking an increase from the 21,000 troops authorized a day earlier. “Every state, territory and the District of Columbia will have National Guard men and women supporting the inauguration,” the…MORE

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