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The Covid Relief Bill Heads to the Senate...Without That Minimum Wage Increase — jezebel — 27 February 2021

USDA Data: Nearly All Pandemic Bailout Funds Went to White Farmers — tntribune — 27 February 2021

NASA's "Perseverance" team led by women and minority scientists — cbsnews — 27 February 2021

Black woman to take command of oldest federal law enforcement agency for the first time in 230 years — usatoday — 27 February 2021

U.S. unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico — pbs — 19 February 2021

White House aide resigns after threatening reporter — apnews — 14 February 2021

U.S. tariffs on Europe wine, cheese imports to remain for now — axios — 13 February 2021

Biden press aide suspended for one week for threatening reporter — axios — 12 February 2021

Biden rescinds national emergency proclamation Trump used to fund border wall — axios — 11 February 2021

Saudi Arabia's release of Loujain al-Hathloul an overture to Biden — theguardian — 11 February 2021

US demands Turkey release philanthropist Osman Kavala — dw — 11 February 2021

DOJ to ask Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign — cnn — 9 February 2021

Biden Can’t Fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — slate — 8 February 2021

Senate confirms former Obama chief of staff 87-7 to oversee VA — source — 8 February 2021

The U.K. Observer view on Joe Biden's first foreign policy speech: a breath of fresh air — theguardian — 7 February 2021

Biden administration moves to terminate Trump-era Central American migration agreements — cnn — 6 February 2021

GOP lawmakers call for Pelosi to be fined over new screenings but Capitol Police have not reported offence — thehill — 5 February 2021

Kamala Harris uses casting vote to pass Covid relief budget resolution — theguardian — 5 February 2021

Democrats' $50,000 student loan forgiveness plan would make 36 million borrowers debt-free — cnbc — 4 February 2021

Biden withdraws Judy Shelton's Fed nomination and two dozen others — thehill — 4 February 2021

Fact check: Breaking down Capitol accusations made against and made by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — cnn — 5 February 2021

Biden's Pentagon chief purges defense boards; Trump loyalists out — apnews — 2 February 2021

Biden reverses Trump last-minute attempt to freeze $27.4 billion in programs — thehill — 31 January 2021

Biden has signed 42 executive actions since taking office. Here's what each does — cnn — 29 January 2021

U.S. Names Iran Envoy, a former Middle East adviser to Democratic presidents and a conflict resolution analyst — nytimes — 29 January 2021

Biden Revokes Trump Abortion Policy, Takes Steps To Shore Up Affordable Care Act — npr — 28 January 2021

Millions in vaccine research funds went instead for unrelated office expenses, HHS inspector general says — cnn — 28 January 2021

Denouncing 'Handouts to Big Oil,' Biden Calls on Congress to End $40 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Fossil Fuels — commondreams — 27 January 2021

Biden administration replaces top immigration court official — politico — 27 January 2021

President Biden's First White House Sign Language Interpreter Has Ties to the Far Right — time — 27 January 2021

Fact-checking 7 statistical claims from Biden's (quite factual) economic speech — cnn — 26 January 2021

Harriet Tubman on the $20? Treasury Department to move forward with effort delayed by Trump — cbsnews — 26 January 2021

Biden fires doctor who lied about Trump's Covid condition — boingboing — 25 January 2021

Voice of America overseer hired two law firms to $4 million no-bid contracts — source — 25 January 2021

Woman who lived at Chicago church for over 3 years goes home after Biden administration suspends deportations — chicagotribune — 23 January 2021

Afghan war: Biden administration to review Trump's Taliban deal — bbc — 23 January 2021

Biden warns US Covid-19 toll could surpass 600,000, urges Congress rescue plan approval — france24 — 23 January 2021

Biden calls Canada's Trudeau, Mexico's López Obrador in first outreach to foreign leaders — source — 23 January 2021

Trudeau conveys Keystone pipeline 'disappointment' to Biden — source — 23 January 2021

The truth about the fired White House chief usher — Trump did it — source — 23 January 2021

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as first Black defense secretary — source — 22 January 2021

US President Biden Freezes Controversial Crypto Wallet Proposal — cryptocoin — 21 January 2021


The lighter side of 20 January 2021

Inauguration Day falls on a rare palindrome date: That won't happen again for 1,000 years — usatoday — 20 January 2021

The Teacher Who Made Bernie Sanders' Mittens on Watching Them Go Viral — slate — 21 January 2021

Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris' Stepdaughter, Showed Everyone Else Up at the Inauguration: Emhoff is a Parsons textile design student and all-around fashion cool girl. — marieclaire — 20 January 2021

Jennifer Lopez Slips 'Let’s Get Loud' Into Her Biden Inauguration Performance — vulture — 20 January 2021

Bernie Sanders' mittens and other inauguration moments you may have missed — bbc — 20 January 2021

The new White House website includes a hidden message — mashable — 20 January 2021

Oh, hey, the White House website now treats people with basic human dignity — mashable — 20 January 2021

Twitter debuts historic White House account @SecondGentleman — fastcompany — 20 January 2021

Melania Trump’s Outfit Change And Refusal To Pose For Photos After Exiting Air Force One For The Last Time Show She Has No F*#ks Left To Give — uproxx — 20 January 2021

3 Jewish fashion statements from the inauguration (that were easy to miss) — jpost — 20 January 2021

Fashion news: Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers — apnews — 20 January 2021

Fashion news: Dr. Jill Biden Wore Sparkles To The Inauguration & I’m Screaming — stylecaster — 20 January 2021

More fashion news: Ashley Biden Stuns in a Tailored Coat Dress & Lace-Up Boots at 2021 Inauguration — footwearnews — 20 January 2021

An incomplete Supreme Court witnessed Biden’s oath. There’s history there. — washingtonpost — 20 January 2021

... and, of course, there's the serious stuff, too...

The FCC is about to undergo a huge shift that could drastically affect the internet — popsci — 22 January 2021

Biden seeks extension of START nuclear treaty with Russia — dw — 22 January 2021

US Senate's Schumer reviewing Republican push to delay Trump impeachment trial — france24 — 22 January 2021

Off-duty police were part of Capitol mob. Some police unions feel they can't back them. — nbcnews — 22 January 2021

Want to understand the GOP’s problem? Look at its newly elected extremists. — washingtonpost — 22 January 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene Files Impeachment Articles Against Biden, Fundraises Off Effort — newsweek — 21 January 2021

Controversial head of Voice of America resigns hours after President Biden takes office — washingtonpost — 20 January 2021

Taiwan Invited To US Inauguration For First Time Since 1979 — barrons — 20 January 2021

As Joe Biden is inaugurated, a uniformed person kneels silently at the grave of his son Beau — usatoday — 20 January 2021

GOP research firm aims to hobble Biden nominees — axios — 20 January 2021

Biden's first POTUS Twitter Tweet — twitter — 20 January 2021

Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders — bbc — 20 January 2021

Biden orders a 'pause' on border wall construction, bringing crews to halt — washingtonpost — 20 January 2021

President Biden Swore In Hundreds Of Appointees On A Zoom Call With A Big Warning: being disrespectful to their colleagues will get you fired on the spot — buzzfeednews — 20 January 2021

Work on Keystone XL pipeline suspended ahead of Biden action — apnews — 20 January 2021

The Trump Administration’s Much-Deplored '1776 Project' Has Already Been Deleted From The White House Website — uproxx — 20 January 2021

The White House website reinstates Spanish version that Trump removed — thenextweb — 20 January 2021

Surgeon general to step down as Biden requested — politico — 20 January 2021

Biden Quickly Moves To Force Out Peter Robb, Trump’s Labor Board Attorney — huffpost — 20 January 2021

Last-minute Trump appointee at NSA put on administrative leave due to inspector general probe — cnn — 20 January 2021

Biden outlines 'Day One' agenda of executive actions — source — 17 January 2021

Biden taps Warren ally Chopra to lead Consumer Bureau — politico — 17 January 2021

Joe Biden picks Hillary Clinton adviser Laura Rosenberger as White House China director — scmp — 15 January 2021

Biden’s Stimulus Proposal: No Student Loan Forgiveness — forbes — 14 January 2021

After Day Of Chaos, Congress Certifies Joe Biden As The Election Winner — huffpost — 7 January 2021

Ground News: "This news story is a Blindspot for people on the Right."

Trump CONCEDES After Congress Affirms Biden’s Win, ‘There Will Be an Orderly Transition on January 20th’ — source — 7 January 2021

Biden officially secures enough electors to become president — apnews — 5 December 2020

Pennsylvania Certifies Biden As Winner Of Presidential Vote — huffpost — 24 November 2020

Biden picks John Kerry as climate czar, Janet Yellen as treasury secretary — nbcnews — 23 November 2020

"Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's pick for Homeland Security, would be the first Latino and the first immigrant to serve in the role."

Trump Administration Finally Clears Way For Biden Transition To Begin — huffpost — 23 November 2020

Joe Biden confirmed as Georgia winner after recount — theguardian — 20 November 2020

Trump voters are flocking to a TV channel that claims Biden is not president-elect — cnn — 12 November 2020

Misinformation channels claim Biden is no longer President-elect — cnn — 11 November 2020

Biden Has Finally Won Arizona, Turning It Democratic For The First Time In Decades — buzzfeednews — 11 November 2020

Top congressional Republicans still haven't acknowledged Biden's victory — cnn — 9 November 2020

Trump refuses to accept Biden victory, promises legal challenges — thehill — 7 November 2020

Biden to announce coronavirus task force as part of presidential transition — cnn — 7 November 2020