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Trump departs Washington a pariah as his era in power ends

Trump departs Washington a pariah as his era in power ends

Donald Trump’s era in Washington is over. The all-consuming, camera-hungry, truth-starved era that fixated the nation and exposed its darkest recesses officially concludes at noon Wednesday. The President, addled and mostly friendless, will end his time in the capital a few hours early to spare himself the humiliation of watching his successor be sworn in.…MORE

3 new Democratic senators to be sworn in, which will flip control of the Senate

3 new Democratic senators to be sworn in, which will flip control of the Senate

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is expected to swear in three new, barrier-breaking Democratic senators on Wednesday afternoon after her own inauguration, officially giving Democrats control of the Senate for the first time since they lost the chamber in the 2014 elections. Earlier this month, Georgia elected two Democrats — the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon…MORE

Trump revokes rule barring lobbying by former officials as he leaves office

Trump revokes rule barring lobbying by former officials as he leaves office

As his term comes to an end, President Donald Trump revoked a rule he signed early in his term that imposed a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign governments. Trump had signed the order “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees” within his first week in office as…MORE

Tiger Woods puts season on hold after the fifth back operation of his career

Tiger Woods‘ season is on pause after the 15-time major champion underwent a back operation for the fifth time in his career. A statement on his social media channels said the 45-year-old had experienced “discomfort” whilst playing at the PNC Championship in December and had had a successful “procedure to remove a pressurized disc fragment…MORE

Biden puts Trump’s climate and environmental rollbacks in his crosshairs

Biden puts Trump’s climate and environmental rollbacks in his crosshairs

Among incoming President Joe Biden’s Day One priorities: Begin rolling back climate and environmental policies of the Trump administration, many of which were rollbacks of Obama-era or earlier rules. Biden’s advisers have compiled a list of more than 100 rules and policies developed by the Trump administration that it sees as targets for review, CNN…MORE

Biden to start fast on immigration with DACA, border wall and travel ban

Biden to start fast on immigration with DACA, border wall and travel ban

President-elect Joe Biden will kick off his term by rolling out a series of immigration executive actions, moving swiftly to undo many Trump administration policies. Biden outlined an ambitious immigration agenda on the campaign trail that would reverse the actions of his predecessor, vowing, for example, to introduce comprehensive immigration legislation and maintain programs that…MORE

Here are the executive actions Biden is expected to take on Inauguration Day

Here are the executive actions Biden is expected to take on Inauguration Day

President-elect Joe Biden plans to take 17 executive actions in the first hours of his presidency Wednesday, signing a flurry of executive orders, memoranda and directives to agencies implementing his first moves to address the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of Donald Trump’s signature policies. His first action will be to impose a mask mandate…MORE