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President Trump promised Americans good jobs and a return to greatness on the world stage when he made his inaugural address on January 20, 2017. But since Trump took office, there have been worrying spikes in homicide in cities, especially since the coronavirus pandemic. John Sommers II/Getty ImagesAs for borders, Trump promised to build a 1,000-mile wall spanning the US-Mexico border, but only completed 453 miles. Race relations between Black and white Americans also hit a new low last summer with the police killing of George Floyd. Lindsey Wasson/ReutersPresident-elect Joe Biden is set to take the reins from Trump on Wednesday and give his own inaugural address.
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President-elect Joe Biden will ask the Department of Education on Wednesday to extend the pause on federal student loan payments through September 30. President-elect Joe Biden plans to ask the Department of Education on Wednesday to extend the pause on federal student loan payments through September 30, marking his first move to act on student debt in America. The extension applies to the 42 million federal student loan borrowers in the country. of Education Betsy DeVos extended the pause on loan payments through the end of January. If Biden's request to extend the pause on student loan payments is approved, each federal loan borrower will see their payments suspended without accrual of interest.
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Alex Azar, the Health and Human Services Secretary, resigned earlier this week, citing the violent Capitol riot inflamed by President Donald Trump in his resignation letter obtained by NBC News. In particular, Operation Warp Speed, which led to the creation of two vaccines to combat the raging coronavirus pandemic. The Trump administration has been heavily criticized for its distribution strategy for vaccines. Trump administration officials finally began giving Biden's team access to critical Covid-19 vaccination data this week. Azar joins several other Cabinet officials who have already resigned, including Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who both cited Trump's role in egging on the rioters.
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Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar resigned this week, using his departure letter to condemn President Trump over his role in inciting last week's violent attack on the US Capitol. In the resignation letter, which dates to January 12 but was obtained by NBC News on Friday, Azar said that Trump's actions following the election "threaten to tarnish" the administration's accomplishments. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar resigned earlier this week, using his departure letter to strongly criticize President Trump over his role in inciting last week's violent riot at the US Capitol. Azar announced he would resign at noon on January 20, the very same day President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated. DeVos, who has called the riots "unconscionable," was one of the first top Trump officials to condemn the attack.
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Trump relented and instead hunkered down at the White House to watch television images of the mob rioting he is accused of triggering. Trump’s last days in the White House have been marked by rage and turmoil, multiple sources said. The White House declined to comment for this story. If convicted by the Senate in a trial that would occur after he has left the White House, Trump could be banned from holding federal office again. “I would be floored if that were to happen,” another White House official said.
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President Donald Trump was isolated and despondent at the White House residence as the House of Representatives voted to impeach him for the second time on Wednesday, reports say. Sources told CNN he was in "self-pity mode" and "holed up in the residence." President Donald Trump cloistered himself in the White House in "self-pity mode" as the House impeached him for the second time, CNN and The Washington Post reported. "He's been holed up in the residence, that's never a good thing," a White House source told CNN at the time. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images"He's in self-pity mode," another White House advisor told CNN, adding that "everybody's angry at everyone" at the White House.
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President-elect Joe Biden will extend the current pause on the student loan forbearance program on his first day in office, according to his transition official. Biden supports Congress forgiving $10,000 in student loan debt for each person, but he has not provided a timeframe to do so. Lawmakers and Biden disagree on whether Biden can use executive powers to cancel student debt. In terms of extending the student loan forbearance program, there are no apparent doubts that Biden can achieve this during his first day. And President Donald Trump's administration is using its last days to halt progressive action on student debt.
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Pence made that clear in a Tuesday night letter on White House stationary to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "They're telling him he can't," one of the GOP sources close to the White House said. And a wave of recent departures also came from top White House staffers citing the attack on the Capitol.. "This is him by himself and it is something that has never happened before," said one former senior Trump administration official. I just think that's a goofy theory," said the former Trump administration official.
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President Trump is angry at Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher over her plan to go to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, a Republican source told Insider. President Donald Trump is angry at Trump and Jared Kusher, his daughter and son-in-law, over her plan to attend President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, a Republican source told Insider. Trump said on Friday that he would not be attending Biden's inauguration, breaking a long-standing norm in US democracy. A White House source told the outlet she "is worried that her promising political career is in jeopardy and she's doing whatever she can to save her reputation." Another White House source denied to the Mail that Ivanka plans to attend the inauguration.
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With little more than a week left to the Trump administration, the Department of Health and Human Services has finalized a rule permitting social-service providers that receive government funds to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “Even as Trump administration officials abandon ship, HHS has announced yet another dangerous rule that invites discrimination against the very people federal grant programs are meant to help,” Sasha Buchert, senior attorney for the LGBTQ civil rights group Lambda Legal, said. Slated to take effect on Feb. 11, the rule change is targeted at child welfare organizations, according to Julie Kruse, director of federal policy for LGBTQ advocacy group Family Equality. Whether private adoption agencies receiving taxpayer money can deny services to same-sex potential parents is at the heart of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, now before the Supreme Court. President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team declined to comment on whether it would overturn the new HHS rule.
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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Monday became the latest Cabinet official to step down following last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Pete Gaynor, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will take over as acting secretary. He has also faced scrutiny over how the Department of Homeland Security handled intelligence assessments and a $6 million contract that was awarded to his wife's company. The last homeland security secretary to be confirmed by the Senate, Kirstjen Nielsen, resigned in April 2019. Although Trump formally nominated Wolf for the job last summer, Wolf has yet to get a full vote in the Senate, remaining acting secretary.
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Acting U.S. homeland security secretary stepping down as inauguration approaches
  + stars: | 2021-01-11 | by ( Ted Hesson | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told his staff on Monday he was stepping down, the agency said, a move that comes as his department coordinates security for the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration and after a deadly mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. FILE PHOTO: Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf is seen before he testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 23, 2020. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press office said Wolf would leave his post at 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Wolf said earlier on Monday that due to the “evolving security landscape,” the Secret Service would begin its inauguration security operations on Wednesday instead of Jan. 19. A senior DHS official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the change in leadership would not diminish security for the inauguration.
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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence's biography pages on the State Department's website were updated to state that their terms would end on January 11. Buzzfeed News and journalist Hugo Longwell both reported that the changes were made deliberately by a "disgruntled employee" at the State Department. Buzzfeed also reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "ordered an internal investigation into the matter, beginning with interns and employees leaving Foggy Bottom this week." ET, both Trump and Pence's biography pages returned 404 errors with the message: "We're sorry, this site is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Some Twitter users speculated that the State Department could be announcing that both Trump and Pence were resigning from office, or that their site could have been hacked.
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Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, has resigned, multiple outlets reported Monday. Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, announced in a letter to employees Monday that he is resigning, Fox News and NBC News reported. Shortly after his statement was released, the White House announced that Trump had withdrawn Wolf's nomination to be the permanent Department of Homeland Security secretary. After former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in 2019, Trump bypassed a senior homeland security official who was legally designated to temporarily lead the agency by tapping Kevin McAleenan to be the department's acting head. With Wolf stepping down, FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor is set to take over as acting head of Homeland Security.
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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf testifies at his Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigned Monday, becoming the third Cabinet-level official to quit on the heels of the riot at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters. Wolf, in a letter to Department of Homeland Security staff, said his resignation was "warranted by recent events, including the ongoing and meritless court rulings regarding the validity of my authority as Acting Secretary." He had been acting secretary of DHS since November 2019. Pete Gaynor, who currently is the administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will become acting DHS secretary.
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The editor of Forbes — Randall Lane — has warned companies that choose to hire officials from President Donald Trump's administration that they will be heavily scrutinized, he wrote in an article. Lane wrote that, following Wednesday's attempted coup, there should be a "truth reckoning." The editor said that, as part of that reckoning, there would be "repercussions" for those who have lied on behalf of Trump. "Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie," the magazine's editor Randall Lane wrote. In recent days, several high-profile Trump officials have resigned to distance themselves from the president.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez excoriated GOP leaders on Saturday, saying that a lack of accountability for the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 would preclude any "healing" from the violent episode, in which five people died. The second-term New York Democrat has asked her Republican colleagues to join the push in removing President Donald Trump from office. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez excoriated GOP leaders on Saturday, saying that a lack of accountability for the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 would preclude any "healing" from the violent episode, in which five people died, including a Capitol police officer. A few hours later, Twitter warned there's talk of another DC Capitol attack on January 17th. Even your GOP colleagues have distanced from your acts."
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“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said. Plans for future armed protests were proliferating on and off Twitter, the company added, including a proposed secondary attack on the Capitol on Jan. 17. There was no immediate response from the White House to the move by Twitter. While he remains in office, Trump would still have access to the official @POTUS presidential account. Biden told reporters he viewed Trump as “unfit” for office but said he would let Congress decide what to do.
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Trump's political future in peril after Capitol attack, advisers say
  + stars: | 2021-01-08 | by ( Jeff Mason | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
A woman died.”Trump supporters broke into the Capitol, pushed past police, and roamed through the building, forcing lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to evacuate. I don’t see how there’s a future,” said another former administration official, referring to Trump and his top aides. Other lower level administration officials have announced their departures, too, with roughly two weeks to go before the end of Trump’s administration. “I don’t think he’s going to be elected to anything else,” a third former White House official said of Trump. “As time goes on, he will continue to be a very strong voice and he will have a very big following, but ...
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Amid mounting calls for his removal from office, Trump finally denounced the violence that left five people dead, including a police officer. In a video released on Thursday evening, the Republican president called for reconciliation and also promised a smooth and orderly transition of power. If impeached in the Democratic-led House, Trump would theoretically face trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which is scheduled to be in recess until Jan. 19. Slideshow ( 4 images )The House impeached Trump in December 2019 for pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden, but the Senate acquitted him in February 2020. More than half of House Republicans and eight Republican senators voted to challenge election results from some states, backing Trump.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Friday were weighing impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump for an unprecedented second time after his supporters, inflamed by his false claims of election fraud, stormed the U.S. Capitol. Amid mounting calls for his removal from office, Trump finally denounced Wednesday’s violence that left five people dead, including a police officer. If impeached in the Democratic-led House, Trump would theoretically face trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which is scheduled to be in recess until Jan. 19. Slideshow ( 4 images )The House impeached Trump in December 2019 for pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden, but the Senate acquitted him in February 2020. More than half of House Republicans and eight Republican senators voted to challenge election results from some states, backing Trump.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least one Senate Republican would consider supporting a possible effort by congressional Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump for an unprecedented second time after his supporters, inflamed by his false claims of election fraud, stormed the U.S. Capitol. Republican Senator Ben Sasse said on Friday he would “definitely consider” any articles of impeachment from the House. As calls mounted for the Republican president to be removed before his term ends on Jan. 20, Trump finally denounced Wednesday’s violence that left five people dead, including a police officer. The House impeached Trump in December 2019 for pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden, but the Senate acquitted him in February 2020. More than half of House Republicans and eight Republican senators voted to challenge election results from some states, backing Trump.
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With less than two weeks left in Trump’s term, it was not clear whether enough time remained to complete the impeachment process. If impeached in the House, Trump would theoretically face trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, which is scheduled to be in recess until Jan. 19. Aides to Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, have not said what he would do if the House approves articles of impeachment. Slideshow ( 4 images )The Democratic-led House impeached Trump in December 2019 for pressuring the president of Ukraine to investigate Biden, but the Republican-held Senate acquitted him in February 2020. More than half of House Republicans and eight Republican senators voted to challenge some states’ election results, backing Trump.
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The Wall Street Journal's editorial board called on President Donald Trump to resign in an op-ed on Thursday after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. The Journal's editorial board argued against impeachment or forced removal via the 25th Amendment, saying that the former would be too drawn out and political, and the latter would incite his base. The Wall Street Journal's editorial board published an op-ed on Thursday calling on President Donald Trump to resign following the attempted insurrection by his supporters at the US Capitol on Wednesday. "If Mr. Trump wants to avoid a second impeachment, his best path would be to take personal responsibility and resign. And it would give Mr. Trump agency, a la Richard Nixon, over his own fate," the Journal board wrote.
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But CNN and Axios reported that Democrat and Republican officials are urging some national-security aides to stay in their roles to prevent another crisis. Some of President Donald Trump's top officials have been so horrified by the Capitol riot that they plan to reject any orders that they think could be dangerous or unlawful, Axios reported Thursday. Two senior national security officials told Axios' Jonathan Swan that both they and their colleagues will refuse instructions that they think would harm the US or go against the law, and force Trump to fire them instead. Trump supporters take over balconies and inauguration scaffolding at the Capitol on Wednesday. A pro-Trump mob ransacked the Capitol after Trump addressed his supporters and told them to march on the Capitol.
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