Joe Biden

Here’s what Biden plans to do on his first day as president

BY: - January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON—Joe Biden early Wednesday unveiled the list of executive orders, memos and directives he will make when he assumes the presidency later in the day, reversing a slew of Trump administration actions and laying out new policies of his own. “These actions are bold, begin the work of following through on President-elect Biden’s promises to […]

New Orleans and the country remember those lost to COVID-19

BY: - January 20, 2021

Of the more than 400,000 people who’ve died of COVID-19 in the United States and more than 8,300 who’ve died in Louisiana, more than 700 have died in New Orleans. City officials commemorated the city’s deaths Tuesday as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris commemorated the country’s immense loss on the eve of […]

Missouri Republican to delay Senate confirmation of Biden’s pick for Homeland Security

BY: - January 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley will object to the rapid confirmation vote planned for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, part of the national security team that was expected to be confirmed Wednesday. Hawley, a Missouri Republican, announced his opposition to Alejandro Mayorkas following Tuesday’s hearing on the DHS […]

Gov. Edwards travels to D.C. for inauguration of Joe Biden

BY: - January 19, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards is traveling to Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris this week, representing the State of Louisiana at the ceremonial transition of power. “Less than two weeks ago, our United States Capitol was besieged by a riotous mob determined to prevent Congress […]

Gallier Hall in New Orleans

City of New Orleans will mark inauguration with ceremony at Gallier Hall

BY: - January 19, 2021

The City of New Orleans will hold a small ceremony in front of Gallier Hall on Wednesday to mark the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Mayor Latoya Cantrell announced on Tuesday. New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno will join Cantrell for the ceremony, which will start at 4:30 p.m. […]

Biden rolls out $1.9 trillion emergency package to battle pandemic and economic crises

BY: - January 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice that of the emergency aid passed in December after months of acrimonious negotiations. Biden’s $1.9 trillion proposal, which he is set to outline in a speech Thursday evening, is framed around […]

Head of Republican attorneys general group resigns amid Capitol robocall controversy

BY: - January 12, 2021

The executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) resigned Monday after news outlets exposed that the association played a part in organizing Wednesday’s rally that turned into a riotous mob that ransacked the U.S. Capitol and directly led to five deaths. Executive Director Adam Piper submitted his resignation after initially denying his organization […]

Biden expected to distribute all available vaccine doses to states

BY: - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — More COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available to states sooner under changes that the incoming Biden administration is expected to make to how the Trump administration has been allocating those shots. That’s according to comments a Biden transition spokesman made to CNN on Friday, indicating that President-elect Joe Biden will shift to “releasing available […]

COMMENTARY
Jan. 6 protestor inside U.S. Capitol

Republicans refusing to acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory must own the insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

Rep. Steve Scalise professed to be outraged in August when Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, during an on-camera interview with MSNBC, used the phrase “domestic enemies” to describe Republicans she said were plotting to suppress the vote during the Nov. 3 presidential election.   “Disgusting,” Scalise, the House Republican Whip, wrote on Twitter. “Nancy […]

Congress certifies Biden as president after rioting mob is driven from the Capitol

BY: and - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON– After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers early Thursday certified Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the winner of the November presidential election. But as they moved toward the certain outcome of victory for Biden, some Republicans backed away from their earlier objections to the certification. That included […]

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

BY: and - 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 […]

The top 10 unforgettable moments of a tumultuous year in D.C.

BY: - December 31, 2020

WASHINGTON—To say that 2020 has been an eventful year in the nation’s capital is an understatement. Amid a global pandemic, a bitter race for the presidency and protests over police brutality, news in Washington never let up. As the year winds to an end, let’s take a look back at the moments of most drama, […]