Despite requests for a delay, an impeachment trial is on its way. President Biden declares war on Coronavirus and is deploying all the measures, executive orders, experts and acts in his arsenal in order to defeat it. Dr. Fauci feels optimistic, relieved and really, really likes science. Over on the Hill, Senators Hawley and Cruz face ethics questions, potential legislative obstacles for Biden’s plans and some unusual accommodations.
President Joseph R. Biden takes the oath of office under cold but sunny DC skies. He brings messages of unity and stands next to many, purple-clad female firsts. President Biden enters the Oval Office with a stack of executive orders at the ready. First agenda items: climate, immigration and the pandemic. Over on the Hill, Cabinet confirmations going slowly but surely. Also, could we have passed through the Covid peak?
Our 46th President takes office in an inauguration that strives for normalcy amidst a backdrop of world-wide infection and national insurrection. Fewer attendees but singing and stars. President Biden hits the ground running today, trying to fulfill all those “Day 1” promises. The outgoing President’s legacy considered: pardons and proclamations in the Administration's final hours, with a particularly poignant one for China. Also, an announcement from the College Board, and our Woman of the Week: one of the first Korean-American Congresswomen, recently-elected Republican Young Kim!
Breaking news about President Trump losing key support in the Senate today. What will this mean for impeachment? Washington DC is preparing for Inauguration Day, but the President-elect will be in the nation’s capital a day early. The Senate’s already busy confirming Biden’s Cabinet, with more work to come. And the First Lady and the President bid us adieu...but first, we’re asking if he’ll pardonez-vous.
Today, the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with messages of unity and acts of service. Washington DC prepares for a changing of the guard by assembling the National Guard ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration. The FBI is taking extra precautions as law enforcement beefs up in capitals around the country. Also, what are President-elect Biden’s plans for when he enters the Oval Office, and President Trump’s plans as he exits? Worries about the UK coronavirus variant spreading in the US, a flying first for Virgin rockets, and the NRA is out: out of money and out of New York.
President-elect Biden is a man with a plan, an American Rescue Plan. A look at what he believes to be a $1.9 trillion life jacket. A frightening new report says rioters last week were one minute away from getting to Vice President Mike Pence. More questions about how the attacks on January 6th could have been avoided as law enforcement plans for a peaceful inauguration. President Trump’s job approval numbers fall to an all time low. And, a lawsuit in New York, the globe heating up and a loss in Las Vegas.
A second impeachment and a historic first. More splitting in the GOP as Republicans differ on the right course of action after last week’s deadly attack. National Guard troops camping out in the Capitol, vaccinations speeding up, and an import ban on two big Chinese goods.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff send the military a reminder about the meaning of their oath to protect the country. Impeachment Round 2 continues, but this time with more Republican support, even from top brass in the GOP. The FBI and the DOJ take on the massive task of trying to sort out last week’s violence as plans move forward for next week’s regime change. Also, some momentous Supreme Court rulings, good cancer news, and our Woman of the Week: Documentary Producer and Director Robin Hauser!
Impeachment? Ridiculous says President Trump. But efforts to remove him continue. More violence to come for Inauguration Day? The FBI preparing for more attacks on the Capitol as officials remain silent on blame for last week’s attack. The President’s back in the public eye, Covid vaccination distribution speeding up, and don’t expect a peaceful parlay from Parler.
Did someone say impeachment round two? We’ve been hearing a chorus of it and not just from House Democrats. More fallout from last week’s violence at the Capitol. Were current police officers from around the country part of the insurrection attempt? Federal and local lawmakers looking for participants in Wednesday’s Capitol takeover and DC officials worry about more violence on the horizon. Also, some of the President’s backers from social media, big corporations, and even golf saying no more.