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Biden’s Economic Rescue Begins Today

Patrick Semansky/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. Freshly inaugurated President Joe Biden faces a daunting immediate task list: rebuilding trust in American democracy, taming a deadly, raging pandemic, and, much like President Obama in 2009, fixing a sputtering inherited…

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In Her First Act as VP, Kamala Harris Swears in Georgia Senators

Senate Television/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. In her first act as vice president—and president of the Senate—Kamala Harris administered the oath of office to the two newly elected Democratic senators from Georgia, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, as…

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Biden Just Ended Trump’s Muslim Ban

President Joe Biden signing an executive order in the Oval Office on Wednesday.Evan Vucci/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. Donald Trump began his presidency with a Muslim ban, and President Joe Biden has begun his by revoking one. On…

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Sean Hannity Melts Down And Can’t Handle Joe Biden’s Success

Sean Hannity responded to Biden’s nearly universally praised inaugural address with a meltdown that showed he is not doing well post-Trump. Hannity said during his radio show: I’m going to be very blunt, honest, and objective here,” Hannity said. “It sounded like a student council president acceptance speech! Zero substance. No soaring rhetoric whatsoever. It’s like he half mumbles….

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Democrats Officially Take Control Of The Senate As Ossoff, Padilla, And Warnock Are Sworn In

Vice President Kamala Harris officially swore three new Democratic Senators into office, which gave the Democrats the Senate majority. Video: VP Kamala Harris swears in Ossoff, Padilla, and Warnock as Democrats officially take control of the Senate. pic.twitter.com/GNISVV3sL4 — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 20, 2021 Chuck Schumer will give his first speech as majority leader today and alerted…

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Romney Blasts Trump Pardons, Says He Wishes There Was a Constitutional Amendment To Bar Pardons for Cronies

To the surprise of no one, Trump spent his last day in office issuing pardons to celebrities and political allies. Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black both had their ongoing legal issues ended by the stroke of the president’s pen. Al Pirro, the ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was given a pardon. But the most troublesome pardon…

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