The president-elect will start his term faced with the historic challenges of Covid-19 and a struggling economy, at the same time as a Trump impeachment trial and bitter partisanship and anger across the country.2,32517 hours ago
President Trump has grown increasingly concerned with defections against him within his own party, aides said. Now, he must plot his defense in a second Senate trial that will hinge on his level of GOP support, with far fewer legal and political allies than the last time he was impeached.568
The Justice Department early Saturday executed Dustin Higgs, the 13th and final federal inmate to die before President Trump leaves office and President-elect Joe Biden, an opponent of the death penalty, is sworn in.
As the Covid-19 vaccine becomes increasingly more available to the general public, missteps and frustrations among the public are increasing, too. Vaccinating New Yorkers is a vital component in the fight to end the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. officials said they had begun to see evidence of advance coordination and planning by members of the pro-Trump mob that breached the U.S. Capitol last week, as agency watchdogs launched sweeping reviews into the government’s failure to preempt the attack.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to say when Democrats would initiate the trial in President Trump’s second impeachment, leaving Congress’s agenda for the start of the Biden administration up in the air.