Guatemalan soldiers have blocked part of a caravan of as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants not far from where they entered the country in a bid to reach the U.S. border
Andrew Yang Announces , His Run For NYC Mayor. Yang announced his campaign for NYC mayor in a video posted on Twitter. I'm running for mayor for my two boys, for you, and for every New Yorker, Andrew Yang, Twitter. Let's fight for a future New York City that we can all be proud of, Andrew Yang, Twitter. Yang gained national attention as a Democratic presidential nominee hopeful, . who ran on a platform touting a universal basic income of $1000 a month for all American adults. If elected mayor of NYC, Yang pledges increased access to high-speed internet, a policy to "reopen intelligently" and to "take back control" of the subway system. The Democratic primary for NYC mayor occurs in June.
Police have arrested a man with a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition at a checkpoint in Washington that's been set up ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration
In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic
US House of Representatives , Adopts Historic 2nd Impeachment of Trump. No president has ever been impeached twice in the history of the U.S. The single article of impeachment introduced by House Democrats on Monday was adopted by a vote of 232 to 197. The article formally charges President Donald Trump with incitement of insurrection in connection to the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. 10 House Republicans broke from Trump, voting to impeach. . We know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) House Speaker, via Reuters. He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) House Speaker, via Reuters. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that the Senate would not reconvene before the end of Trump's term . to conduct a Senate impeachment trial. This means that now that the House has voted to impeach Trump. such a trial will be conducted by a Democratic-led Senate
By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops are pouring into the nation’s capital as governors answer the urgent pleas of U.S. defense officials for more troops to safeguard Washington, even as they keep anxious eyes on possible violent protests in their own states
Mike Pence Will Not Invoke 25th Amendment to Remove Trump From Office. Vice President Mike Pence has finally responded to recent calls for him to invoke the 25th amendment and remove Donald Trump from office. In a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pence said that he didn’t think doing so would be in the country's "best interest.". I do not believe such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution … I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation. , Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'. Pence went on to justify his decision, referencing Pelosi’s own statement from a “few months ago” when she said that a “president’s fitness” must be determined by “science and fact.” . You said then that we must be '[v]ery respectful of not making a judgement on the basis of a comment or behavior that we don’t like, but based on a medical decision.', Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'. Madam Speaker, you were right … the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment in such a manner would set a terrible precedent. , Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'. Pence then said that Trump’s administration was directing its energy to ensuring an “orderly transition.” . He finished his letter by urging “every member of Congress” to avoid actions that will cause further division. . Work with us to lower the temperature and unite our country as we prepare to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States, Mike Pence, via 'The New York Times'
Organizers of the March for Life are asking their supporters nationwide not to gather in Washington this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest
Chain-link fencing surrounds state capitols and police and National Guard troops are on patrol or standby in advance of possible violence leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden
Joe Biden Chooses William Burns as CIA Director . President-elect Biden made the announcement on Jan. 11. The American people will sleep soundly with him as our next CIA Director, President-elect Joe Biden, via statement. Burns, a former ambassador to Russia and Jordan. most recently served under the Obama administration as deputy secretary of state. He was only the second career diplomat in history to ever hold the position. Burns' 33-year diplomatic career was spent serving both Republican and Democratic administrations. Within that time, he also took on national security positions for five of those administrations. According to Biden's team, if the Senate confirms his appointment, Burns would be the first career diplomat to ever be CIA director. Bill Burns is an exemplary diplomat with decades of experience on the world stage keeping our people and our country safe and secure, President-elect Joe Biden, via statement. He shares my profound belief that intelligence must be apolitical and that the dedicated intelligence professionals serving our nation deserve our gratitude and respect, President-elect Joe Biden, via statement
Several governors expressed exasperation at the Trump administration after being assured that the federal government had enough vaccine stockpiled to speed up or expand state rollouts only to be later told those reserves don’t exist
Federal prisons across the U.S. have been placed on lockdown as officials aim to quell any potential violence that could arise in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday
Kamala Harris’ ‘Vogue’ Cover Stirs Controversy. ‘Vogue’ released its two February 2021 covers featuring Harris and shot by Tyler Mitchell. The official print cover caused quite a stir. The official print cover shows Harris in Converse sneakers, and as many have pointed out, in poor lighting and looking washed out. The digital cover features a tighter shot of the VP-elect in a blue suit, an image that was approved by her team for use. VP-Elect Harris’ team and 'Vogue' agreed that the blue suit image would grace the cover, leaving her team ‘blindsided’ by the publication’s choice. ‘Vogue’ has defended its selection, releasing an online article detailing the significance behind the image chosen. The team at Vogue … felt the more informal image captured Vice President-elect Harris’s authentic, approachable nature, Vogue representatives, via ‘Us'
Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol
War-like imagery has begun to take hold in Republican circles, erupting into the open after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump
The 25th Amendment:, Explained. In the aftermath of Wednesday's chaos at the Capitol, many have called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked. . Here’s a brief history of the amendment and how it would all work. . What is the 25th Amendment? , The 25th Amendment was added to the Constitution in 1967 following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It was primarily designed to clarify the order of succession for the presidency. Its first three sections address what to do if a president resigns, dies/becomes ill or is temporarily incapacitated. . The fourth section lays out a multistep process for the president to be removed from office by their peers. How would it work if it was invoked now?, Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the cabinet would first provide a written declaration that Donald Trump is “unable” to perform his duties. This declaration would be given to the president pro tempore of the Senate, Sen. Chuck Grassley, and the speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi. This would immediately make Pence the acting president. However, Trump could send his own counter-declaration, allowing him to resume his duties. Pence and the cabinet would then have four days to send another declaration restating their concerns, after which Pence would once again become the acting president. From there, Congress would have to assemble within 48 hours and vote within 21 days. If two-thirds of both the House and Senate vote that he is unable to perform, Trump would be permanently stripped of the presidency with Pence taking over. . What are the odds of this happening?, It is rare that the 25th Amendment would be successful. In fact, it’s easier to impeach a president than it is to strip their power via the amendment. An impeachment requires a majority of the House and two-thirds of the Senate. The 25th Amendment requires two-thirds in both chambers
At the moment President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office on Wednesday, the National Archives and Records Administration will take custody of Donald Trump’s presidential records
Organizers of Expo 2020 Dubai have unveiled the site's signature pavilion to reporters for the first time with the event nine months away amid the raging global pandemic
Trump Tweets He Will Not Attend , Biden's Inauguration. President Donald Trump announced that he will not be attending the Jan. 20 Presidential Inauguration via Twitter. To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th, Donald Trump, via Twitter. Trump was not expected to attend Biden's Inauguration, which is representative of the peaceful transfer of power in the U.S. He is the first modern president to break the tradition of attending the ceremony. He is only the fourth president to ever have done so, joining John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Johnson. Trump's speech prior to the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has been widely denounced as having incited the crowd. Calls for his removal by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle continue to gain momentum
With many New Yorkers moving to neighboring Connecticut during the pandemic, especially Fairfield County, it's becoming more challenging for people to find affordable homes to buy
Betsy DeVos Joins Growing List of Resignations in Trump Administration. On Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted her letter of resignation to President Donald Trump. . In the letter, which was obtained by the ‘NYT,’ DeVos cited the rampage at the Capitol as her reason for resigning. . We should be highlighting and celebrating your administration’s many accomplishments on behalf of the American people … Instead, we are left to clean up the mess caused by violent protesters overrunning the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to undermine the people’s business, Betsy DeVos, via 'NYT'. She called the chaos caused by Trump’s supporters as “unconscionable.”. That behavior was unconscionable for our country … There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me. DeVos is the second cabinet-level official to step down from their position. . Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who also resigned on Thursday, said she was “deeply trouble” by the Capitol riot. . Yesterday, our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building … it has deeply trouble me in a way that I simply cannot set aside. . Several other Trump administration officials have also since resigned including Mick Mulvaney, special envoy to Northern Ireland, Matthew Pottinger, Trump’s deputy national security adviser. John Costello, a senior cybersecurity official, Tyler Goodspeed, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s chief of staff, Rickie Niceta, Melania’s social secretary and Sarah Matthews, deputy White House press secretary.