Biden takes the helm as president facing pandemic, divisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, swearing the oath of office just before noon to take the helm of a deeply divided nation while inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater

Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies. The

Security Culture Is Changing After Civil Unrest

As ubiquitous as “Be safe” has become as an email sign-off or conversation closer, increasingly retailers and businesses are putting those words into practice. After the civil unrest that wreaked havoc in major cities last summer and more recently the

Will Trump's mishandling of records leave a hole in history?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The public won’t see President Donald Trump’s White House records for years, but there’s growing concern the collection won’t be complete, leaving a hole in the history of one of America’s most tumultuous presidencies. Trump has been

The Pariah Post-Presidency

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your wrap-up of the week in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. For four years, President Trump bullied his rivals and intimidated

Under Heavy Pressure, Trump Releases Video Condemning Capitol Siege

Under heavy pressure from his advisers, President Trump on Wednesday released a five-minute video recorded in the Oval Office condemning last week’s mob violence at the Capitol and urging his supporters to stand down from further rioting next week. The

House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol 'insurrection'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly in an