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How Trump’s most consequential policies have changed America

Donald Trump’s presidency has largely been defined by his disregard for political norms and his historic two impeachments. Trump purposefully sought to upend conventional domestic and foreign policy, fundamentally altering America’s role in the world. And he disrupted the status quo in Washington, recalibrating the federal government’s role in everyday American life in ways both…MORE

Trump’s last year in office will define his legacy, historians say

Historians face a daunting task when it comes time to assessing Donald Trump’s presidency, during which news often moved at breakneck pace, and the ramifications of his one-term presidency have yet to be determined. CNN spoke with nine historians who largely agreed that Trump’s final year in office — mainly, his failure to properly respond…MORE

Communications director for Rep. Boebert resigns following Capitol siege

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert’s communications director has resigned in the wake of the Capitol insurrection earlier this month, according to a source familiar with the matter. Ben Goldey had drafted his letter of resignation on January 6 due to discomfort with the way Boebert reacted to the insurrection and its aftermath, the source said, but…MORE

Harris to be sworn in as vice president by Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Harris to be sworn in as vice president by Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Kamala Harris will be sworn in Wednesday as the next vice president of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, according to a Harris aide. Harris will make history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president, and she will be sworn in by the first Hispanic and third…MORE

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris drop a playlist for your inauguration watch party

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris drop a playlist for your inauguration watch party

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have dropped a playlist to keep your at-home celebration in tune with the upcoming inauguration’s “America United” theme. The 46 songs feature artists from across the music spectrum to honor the 46th President taking the oath of office. The playlist is part of the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s…MORE

California Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for Covid-19

California Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for Covid-19

Democratic Rep. Lou Correa of California said Saturday he has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration while isolating. “Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I will be responsible & self-quarantine, away from my family, for the recommended time,” Correa wrote on Twitter. The diagnosis, he said, will cause him to…MORE

As Trump leaves the stage, Republicans grapple with new conspiracy caucus

As Trump leaves the stage, Republicans grapple with new conspiracy caucus

Donald Trump may be leaving the White House in a few days, but the umbrella of conspiracy theories he inspired are only just arriving in Washington. The chief theory known as QAnon — that the US government is run by a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles only Trump can expose — began nearly four years ago…MORE

Youth poet laureate crafting ‘message of joining together’ for inauguration

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. Typically, it takes the nation’s first-ever youth poet laureate days to craft a new poem. She finished this one immediately. “It was like someone…MORE

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