Biden readies moves to get checks and food aid to low-income Americans -- plus a federal pay raise

President Joe Biden is expected to sign two more executive orders on Friday -- one focused on expanding food assistance and delivering stimulus checks to very low-income Americans, and the other on raising the minimum wage to $15 for the ...

Texas Democrats On The Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Inauguration

Texas Democrats are ecstatic Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been inaugurated as the President and Vice President of the United States. But today is not simply a win for Democrats. Today we celebrate as Americans. After a difficult and ...

Amanda Gorman Calls On America To “Leave Behind A Country Better Than The One We Were Left” In Powerful Poem

Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first-ever youth poet laureate, challenged Americans Wednesday to “leave behind a country better than the one we were left” and unify together as she delivered a stirring inauguration poem.

Biden's Inauguration Offers New Hope and New Energy

On Monday, we marked Dr. Martin Luther King's 91st birthday; on Wednesday, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as president, promising change after a dark period of division. Dr. King's relationship with John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson offers instructive lessons ...

President Joe Biden Takes Executive Action On Day One – With The Stroke Of His Pen

Every president has their own agenda with their pressing issues in rank order. Each one comes to the office ready to get to work immediately but they do take time to enjoy the spoils of their inauguration participating in parades, ...

Joe Biden’s Inaugural “We Are One” Event Celebrates The Resilience Of Black Culture And Heroism

There are at least three times in the Holy Bible where it speaks to a divide house – Matthew 12:25, Mark 3:25, and Luke 11:17. If a house is not equal, it is not stable or solid. At the first ...

Start of Trump's impeachment trial remains unsettled as Pelosi won't say when she'll send over article

The timing of former President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial is still unsettled while Senate leaders haggle over how a power-sharing agreement will govern a 50-50 Senate.

Buttigieg testifies at Senate confirmation hearing for transportation secretary post

Pete Buttigieg testified before a Senate panel considering his nomination for transportation secretary on Thursday, putting the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor on the path to becoming the first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary.

Biden's solicitor general will play critical role in early efforts to undo Trump policies

President Joe Biden will name a powerhouse lawyer, Elizabeth Prelogar, to serve as acting solicitor general, in an acknowledgment that the office charged with representing the government before the Supreme Court will face an enormous workload both reversing Trump administration ...

Biden sworn in as 46th president

President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday, ushering in a new era of calm and comity to Washington after four divisive and tumultuous years under former President Donald Trump.

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.

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez perform at the inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez delivered powerful performances at Wednesday's inauguration.

Women and girls are wearing pearls and Converse to honor Vice President Harris

Wednesday's inauguration is chock-full of sobering firsts. It's beset by the Covid-19 pandemic, threats of violence and the precedent-shattering absence of the outgoing President.

US Economy Lost 140,000 In December - All of Them Were Held By Women

A year ago, a rare thing happened to American women. For three months, they held more jobs than men in the US economy — something that had only occurred one other time in history, during a short period in 2009 ...

Harris and Emhoff recall first date: 'It felt like we had known each other forever'

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff recalled their first date in a rare joint interview with CNN's Abby Phillip, for a CNN special report airing Sunday on the barrier-breaking vice president and her historic career.