Category Archives: Election 2020

Clyburn: Bush called him a ‘savior’ for boosting Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As they witnessed President Joe Biden take the oath of office on Wednesday, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said former Republican President George W. Bush lauded him as a “savior” for helping get Biden elected. The South Carolina Democrat is largely credited with giving Biden the endorsement he needed to shoot

‘Defeat the lies’: Biden speaks of duty to defend the truth

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Wednesday that truth and democracy are under attack in America and he pledged to usher the post-truth era out of U.S. politics. Biden didn’t mention former President Donald Trump by name, but Biden’s inaugural remarks were a clear rebuke of his predecessor, who persuaded millions of Americans to believe in his reality,

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony in the White House

Asian shares rise on optimism for more stimulus from Biden

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. Hopes are high that President Joe Biden’s administration will mean more support for the struggling U.S. economy, setting off a recovery that’s crucial for the export-driven Asian region. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225

Goya board of directors censures CEO for comments about election fraud

Goya’s board of directors has reportedly voted to censure CEO Robert Unanue after he made unfounded public claims about voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election. On Inauguration Day on Wednesday, Unanue appeared on Fox Business and said that President Joe Biden’s win was “unverified” and spoke of a coming war. “I think this is

AP source: Biden to drop Trump’s military transgender ban

President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press. Biden has been widely

Janet Yellen is confirmed as the first female Treasury secretary in US history

Lawmakers confirmed Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary on Monday, making her the first woman in American history to hold the position. As head of the Treasury, she’ll be tasked with shepherding President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan through Congress and overseeing its execution. The plan includes $1,400 stimulus checks, expanded unemployment benefits, and increased funding

California now ranks dead last in administering COVID-19 vaccines

Good news: California has gotten better at administering its available COVID-19 vaccines, going from a 27.5% usage rate last week to a 37.3% usage rate this week. Bad news: Other states have also picked up the pace, and California now ranks 50th out of 50 states in percentage of shots used. Thursday’s update to Bloomberg’s vaccine

Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems Over False Election Claims

The suit against Mr. Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump who pushed to overturn the election results, accuses him of carrying out “a viral disinformation campaign.” Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Rudolph W. Giuliani, the lawyer for Donald J. Trump and former mayor of New York City who

Biden DOJ Civil Rights Pick Stands By Defense Of Controversial Ex-Women’s March Leader

American Civil Rights Institute founder Ward Connerly sounds off on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Kristen Clarke, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to run the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, is defending her decision to support a former leader of the Women’s March who was accused of anti-Semitism. Clarke’s name appeared on a 2019 petition supporting Tamika Mallory, former co-chair