Tuesday, January 26, 2021

MixedTimes - Politics

Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender individuals serving in military

President Biden on Monday signed an executive order reversing former President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military, saying it is “the right thing to do,” and is in the “national interest” of the United States.

Gaetz traveling to Wyoming to take aim at Cheney amid uproar over her Trump impeachment vote

One of former President Trump’s top supporters in the House of Representatives is targeting one of Trump’s biggest House GOP critics. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is heading to House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney’s home state of Wyoming on Thursday, where he’ll hold an event outside the state capitol in Cheyenne.

Trump impeachment article being sent to Senate Monday, ahead of trial next month

Just before 7 p.m. on Monday, the House of Representatives' impeachment managers will march an article accusing former President Trump of inciting an insurrectionacross to the Senateside of the Capitol, officially triggering a trial of the former president that could result in him being barred from holding office in the future.

Republicans pan media coverage of Hunter Biden bagel run

The House Judiciary GOP Twitter handle on Sunday poked fun atjournalists who reported on an apparent bagel runfor Hunter Biden while the presidential motorcade waited for his order to be completed.

Press secretary reveals Biden's favorite ice cream flavor

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday answered a list of questions Twitter users had posted online. The questions ranged from important policy issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the pressing matter of whether it was true the president kept a giant freezer full of ice cream.

Growing number of GOP senators oppose impeachment trial

A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial, a sign of the dimming chances that former President Donald Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S.

Biden and son Hunter attend first mass as president in DC

Holy Trinity, located just a few miles from the White House, is where the nation's first Catholic president, John F. Kennedy, often went to Mass and where Biden, the nation's second Catholic president, frequently worshippedwhen he was vice president.

Biden's chief of staff insists Trump admin had no vaccine plan

President Biden's chief of staff insisted that the Trump administration's plan to roll out the coronavirus vaccine was nonexistent afterDr. Anthony Fauciappearedto completely debunk CNN's much-criticized report that the Biden administration was "starting from scratch" with its vaccine distribution plan.

Unprecedented set of weighty issues now consuming Congress, so where do lawmakers begin?

On Capitol Hill, it may be easy-to-miss stuff in this environment. A nearly unprecedented set of weighty issues is now consuming Congress. Which subject unfolding on Capitol Hill is more important? And, as a reporter, which category deserves your time? The time of your readers/viewers/listeners? There are so many from which to choose.