"I'm at the Lincoln Memorial, on the National Mall, in our nation's secured capital city," he said. "The last few weeks, last few years, we've witnessed deep divisions and a troubling rancor in our land. But tonight we ponder the United States of America." … [Read more...] about Tom Hanks opens Joe Biden inauguration event with powerful statement about ‘the journey ahead’
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Reciting excerpts of notable inaugural addresses from history were basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, labor leader Dolores Huerta and Kim Ng, the first female general manager in Major League Baseball history. Peppering musical performances among stories of ordinary Americans and their contributions, the show included tributes to a UPS driver, a kindergarten teacher and Sandra Lindsay, the first in New York to receive the COVID-19 vaccine outside a clinical trial. … [Read more...] about Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns out for Biden-Harris
There’s a tradition of softer-focus coverage of a new president on inauguration day, and there has been some outright gushing about Biden. That’s in part because plenty of journalists know him and like him, and many wanted him to win. It’s in part because of a sense of relief after the violence at the Capitol two weeks ago and months of debate over the unproven charges of election fraud, not to mention the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Biden urges end to ‘uncivil war,’ asks for media truth, but can he pull it off?
Clemson: The Tigers have to figure out what happened to their defense during the layoff. They surrendered an average of 57.6 points through their first 10 games, but the last two opponents have gotten far too many easy shots. … [Read more...] about Ga Tech routs No. 20 Clemson 83-65; 3 players score 20
The District of Columbia has a population of 706,000, more than Wyoming and Vermont, and D.C. residents pay more in total federal income tax than 22 states. It has long been a sore point that fighting in every war and contributing blood and treasure is not enough to gain more than a symbolic vote in Congress. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who has served almost 30 years, has a vote in committee but not on the House floor, and if her committee vote breaks a tie, it doesn’t count. … [Read more...] about A Major GOP Nightmare Moves a Step Closer to Reality