Amanda Gorman Says Security Guard Confronted Her, Saying She Looked ‘Suspicious’

Ms. Gorman, who recited a stirring poem at President Biden’s inauguration, said the guard had followed her as she walked home.

#discrimination, #gorman-amanda, #inaugurations, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Donor to Trump Inauguration Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Inquiry

Imaad Zuberi, who donated heavily to Democrats before former President Donald J. Trump’s election, had pleaded guilty to charges related to a $900,000 donation to Mr. Trump’s inaugural committee.

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Ella Emhoff Signs to IMG Models

The second daughter follows the inauguration poet Amanda Gorman to IMG.

#emhoff-ella, #fashion-and-apparel, #img-worldwide, #inaugurations, #knitting-and-knit-goods, #models-professional, #your-feed-fashion

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A Witness to History and Bernie Sanders in His Mittens

Brendan Smialowski, a photojournalist for Agence France-Presse, shot the image of a bundled Mr. Sanders that spawned a multitude of memes on Inauguration Day.

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Photos: Joe Biden’s Quiet Inauguration

After January 6, the capital welcomed a solemn and safe transfer of power.

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Lawmakers Respond After Guard Soldiers Seen in Parking Garage

Photographs of Guard soldiers resting on the concrete floor of a parking garage prompted swift condemnation and apologies from members of Congress.

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National Guard Soldiers Seen Resting in Parking Garage Causes Outcry

Photographs of Guard soldiers resting on the concrete floor of a parking garage prompted swift condemnation and apologies from members of Congress.

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A President Can Govern in Poetry

To succeed, Biden will need hope and history to rhyme.

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Democracy ‘Prevailed’? Survived Is More Like It.

The crisis Trump set in motion is far from over.

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The End of Trump Can Be the Beginning of America

The traumatizing effects of the Trump years should catalyze a rededication to ideals we once cherished.

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Psaki Tries to Strike a New Tone in the White House Briefing Room

After the Trump White House’s undisguised hostility toward reporters, President Biden’s press secretary promised to “share the truth, even when it’s hard to hear.”

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Double-Masking: Why Two Masks Are the New Masks

Double-masking is a sensible and easy way to lower your risk when you have to spend more time around others — in a taxi, on a train or plane, or at an inauguration.

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Can Someone Please Open the Door?

The Bidens waited for an awkward moment in front of a closed door when they arrived at their new residence, a protocol breach that turned out to be a small but curious bit of disarray.

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The Corrupt, the Clueless and Joe Biden

Unity is a fine goal, but don’t expect much cooperation.

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The Case for Biden Optimism

He’s a more transformational president than you may think.

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Biden’s Inauguration Scores Bigger TV Ratings Than Trump’s

The opening moments of both presidencies did not attract as large an audience as Barack Obama did in 2009.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #inaugurations, #ratings-audience-measurement, #television, #trump-donald-j

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He Called His Song ‘American Anthem.’ It Actually Became One.

When President Biden quoted Gene Scheer’s song in his inaugural address, it solidified its transformation from art song to Norah Jones tune on a Ken Burns soundtrack to patriotic hymn.

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After Biden’s Inauguration: Pride and Relief

Readers felt uplifted by the inauguration ceremony. One described his “renewed appreciation of American democracy and the rituals that celebrate it.”

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Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez Led a Musically Earnest Inauguration

Artists including Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato and John Legend tried to bring together an America that couldn’t gather in person, and irony and bombast were banished.

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At the Inauguration, Amanda Gorman Wove History and the Future Into a Stirring Melody

Gorman’s reading of her poem “The Hill We Climb” on Wednesday combined the personal and political.

#books-and-literature, #gorman-amanda, #inaugurations, #poetry-and-poets

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Bernie Sanders Is Once Again the Star of a Meme

The Vermont senator was cold, but comfortable. The internet noticed.

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The Inauguration of Joe Biden

The president’s address conveyed a message of hope and unity, but making that vision come true will be difficult.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #harris-kamala-d, #inaugurations, #speeches-and-statements, #united-states

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New Yorkers at the Inauguration Festivities

Roles in the ceremony and related events included performing the national anthem and leading the vice president in the oath of office.

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Joe Biden and Democrats Must Help People Fast

It’s the only path forward, and the best way to win.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #inaugurations, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Photos From an Inauguration Day Like No Other

President Biden and his inner circle wanted the ceremony to take place outside the Capitol as usual to show Americans and the world that democracy would endure despite attempts to upend it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #harris-kamala-d, #inaugurations, #photography, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

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Jen Psaki’s Debut: No Attacks, No Lectures, No Crowd Size Fixation

Ms. Psaki, the new White House press secretary, offered an olive branch to reporters after four years of combativeness from the Trump administration, in a briefing designed as a return to normalcy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inaugurations, #news-and-news-media, #psaki-jennifer-r, #spicer-sean-m-1971, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Inauguration Fashion: What Did It All Mean?

A new American story told clearly and concisely in clothes.

#black-people, #fashion-and-apparel, #first-ladies-us, #inaugurations, #washington-dc, #your-feed-fashion

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Washington Breathes an Uneasy Sigh of Relief

Whether or not related to the absence of former President Donald J. Trump, a bipartisan lightness seemed to prevail across the inaugural stage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inaugurations, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Swamps R Us

Lots of things are better than a colorful president.

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Is Mask-Slipping the New Manspreading?

Something about some men just makes it difficult to keep that mask where it should be.

#inaugurations, #masks, #men-and-boys, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Biden Bets on Unity

The new president called for comity. Can the country heed it?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inaugurations, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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For Many Across America, a Sigh of Relief as a New Era Begins

“I feel lighter,” said a woman in Chicago. For many in an exhausted, divided nation, the inauguration was a sea change, not just a transition.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harris-kamala-d, #inaugurations, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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The Inauguration Kept Crowds Out and Tried to Bring America In

At President Biden’s made-for-TV swearing-in, rituals of normalcy ran into reminders that these are anything but normal times.

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A Call for Unity to a Nation Facing a Pandemic and Division

In his Inaugural Address, President Biden spoke of a return to the ordinary discord of democracy, with a reminder that “politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire, destroying everything in its path.”

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Obama, Bush and Clinton Accompany Biden to Arlington National Cemetery

In a show of solidarity with former leaders, President Joe Biden paid his respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

#arlington-national-cemetery, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #inaugurations, #obama-barack, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Can Heal What Trump Broke

Now that Mr. Trump is finally out of office, President Biden has the chance to lead America forward.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inaugurations, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Who Designed Jill Biden’s Inauguration Outfit?

A brief guide to how Alexandra O’Neill’s young label Markarian landed in a rare spotlight.

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From Trump to Biden, TV Captures a Dramatic Shift

The new president’s speech on unity — “the best inaugural address I ever heard,” says Chris Wallace of Fox News — follows Donald Trump’s “My Way” moment.

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‘They Have Not Legitimately Won’: Pro-Trump Media Keeps the Disinformation Flowing

After Biden’s inauguration, right-wing media outlets are pushing false voter-fraud conspiracy theories and predicting more political conflict ahead.

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Celebrating President Biden’s Inauguration: ‘A New Day in America’

“Given everything our country has been through at the hands of the former president, this is the first time in four years I can breathe easy,” one reader writes. Others voice similar sentiments.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #harris-kamala-d, #inaugurations, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden’s Classy Call for an ‘America United’

“America has been tested, and we’ve come out stronger for it.”

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Who is Amanda Gorman? 22-Year-Old Recites Poem at Biden Inauguration [Video]

Gorman set out to craft a poem that was both hopeful and realistic, one that reflected the political divisions that have fractured the country, but also the promise of greater unity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inaugurations

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Amanda Gorman Recites Poem at Biden Inauguration

Gorman set out to craft a poem that was both hopeful and realistic, one that reflected the political divisions that have fractured the country, but also the promise of greater unity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inaugurations

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When Joe Biden Took the White House, He AlsoTook @WhiteHouse Twitter

The transition of official White House social media handles in 2020 was more complicated than four years ago.

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Biden Inaugurated as 46th President

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. and Kamala Devi Harris took the oath of office at a Capitol still reeling from the attack of a violent mob at a time when a deadly pandemic is still ravaging the country.

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QAnon believers struggle with inauguration.

As President Biden took office, some QAnon believers tried to rejigger their theories to accommodate a transfer of power.

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For Kamala Harris, an Influential Voice and a Decisive Vote

With a tiebreaking vote in an evenly divided Senate, Ms. Harris may be returning to the Capitol frequently. But her history-making role is likely to include many more responsibilities.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #harris-kamala-d, #inaugurations, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #women-and-girls

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Eugene Goodman, Capitol Police Officer Who Diverted Mob, Is a Harris Escort

Officer Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero on Capitol Hill for preventing the invaders from breaching the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 assault while senators were still inside.

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‘Inaugural,’ an Original Poem

By Jericho Brown, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, on the occasion of the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #harris-kamala-d, #inaugurations, #poetry-and-poets, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Restoring the First Brick of Dignity’: Biden Supporters on His Inauguration

We spoke to fans of President-elect Joe Biden to gauge how they felt — excited, nervous, optimistic — about the future. One emotion was universal: relief.

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