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Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg introduces his husband, Chasten, during his opening statement at confirmation hearing: "I want to thank him for his many sacrifices and his support in making it possible for me to pursue public service."

Conservatives will pretend “unity” means Democrats have to let them keep ill-gotten gains, leave saboteurs in positions of power, but nobody has to pretend to believe them.

"What we're inheriting is so much worse than we could have imagined. And you know, we are committed to being transparent and honest with the American people,” Jeff Zients, Biden's COVID coordinator, says.

Twitter refused to remove child porn because it didn't 'violate policies': lawsuit

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Sen. Durbin says the Capitol rioters "have to be held accountable for their conduct." Fmr. Pres. Trump "needs to be held accountable for his incitement of that mob to come and attack this building and try to disrupt our government."

Fireworks rise above the White House after the inauguration of President Biden on Wednesday night.⁠ ⁠ 📷 Andrew Kelly / Reuters

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Watch Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet laureate to perform at a U.S. presidential inauguration, recite the poem that landed her this historic gig back in 2017

Priest suspended for attending pro-Trump rally at US Capitol

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Russian TikTokers practicing their English to avoid getting arrested during Navalny protests. “If they try to throw you into the paddy wagon, you say, ‘You are violating my human rights!’”

President Joe Biden tells staffers to treat one another with respect or else they will be fired 'on the spot’


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President Biden sits in the Oval Office at the White House. 📷 Jim Watson / AFP

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‘There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to see it. There is always light. Only if we are brave enough to be it.’ — National Youth Poet LaureateAmanda Gorman delivers a soaring poem at Pres. Biden’s inauguration

The incoming Biden admin has hidden a message for IT folk in source code:

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Shout out to Brian Williams, who just refused to name former POTUS, instead describing him as a “twice-impeached private citizen.”

FULL AMANDA GORMAN POEM: “We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one ... There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” The 22-year-old is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history:

BREAKING: Joseph R. Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. #InaugurationDay 

Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama recorded a rare joint video, which is set to air tonight. It's a “free-flowing conversation," an aide says, focusing on “the majesty of the passage of power, importance of upholding democracy and staying civically engaged.”

"We've learned again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile, and at this hour my friends, democracy has prevailed," Joe Biden says #InaugurationDay 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tells reporters in first briefing: "There will be times when we see things differently in this room...That's okay. That's part of our democracy, and rebuilding trust with the American people will be central to our focus in the press office"


Scoops of the Week

You can’t quote Dr. King on social media one day out of the year and live a life that runs counter to his words and teachings the other 364.

Just In: Seven men suspected in the brutal beating of a D.C. police officer defending the Capitol are sought by the FBI

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Pres.-elect Biden during lighting ceremony at COVID-19 memorial in Washington, D.C.: “To heal, we must remember. It’s hard sometimes to remember. But that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation.”

JUST IN: Remember zip-tie guy in the Senate, Eric Munchel? The FBI just arrested his mom, Lisa Eisenhart, who accompanied him.

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Exclusive: China Has Built Village In Arunachal, Show Satellite Images

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Video of insurrectionists stealing documents on the senate floor. “I think Cruz would want us to do this so I think we’re good.” Great work, @tedcruz  (Full video and article at @NewYorker  )

New: US Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man as he attempted to pass through a police checkpoint in downtown Washington Friday with fake inaugural credentials, a loaded handgun & over 500 rounds of ammunition, CNN reporting.

I would rather be without a state than without a voice.

As a candidate, Trump said he could eliminate the entire national debt as president. Instead, it rose nearly $7.8 trillion on his watch, the third biggest increase relative to the size of the economy of any administration. Allan Sloan and @Cezary ⁩

South Korea’s best-selling boyband, BTS, continue to make their mark in the art world as one of the group’s singers, RM, has been named “art sponsor of the year” in Korea. @bts_bighit  @BTS_twt  @BTS_ARMY