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Alabama’s Congressional Delegation Reacts to Biden Inauguration

President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden watch a military pass in review ceremony on the East Front of the Capitol at the conclusion of the inauguration ceremonies, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Members of Alabama’s Congressional delegation are using Twitter to react to the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of…

Joe Biden Becomes 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool) Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. He took the oath…

Trump Pardons Former Alabama State Rep. Ed Henry

FILE – In this May 2, 2019 file photo, former Alabama legislator Ed Henry smiles as he speaks with reporters outside the federal courthouse in Montgomery, Ala. President Donald Trump has pardoned the Alabama lawmaker who pleaded guilty two years ago for his role in a health care fraud case. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler, File)President Donald Trump has pardoned an Alabama…

President Trump Releases Farewell Video

President Trump has released a farewell video on his final full day in office. In it, he said he is praying for the incoming Biden administration to succeed to keep America safe and prosperous and says, “We extend our best wishes.” President Trump says as he leaves office, “I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together….

McConnell Says Mob that Stormed Capitol Was “Fed Lies” by President Trump

FILE (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) is explicitly pointing his finger at President Trump for helping to spur the recent attack on the Capitol. McConnell said today on the Senate floor, “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.” McConnell spoke six days after the Democratic-led House…

Woman Accused of Theft from Pelosi’s Office During Riot

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – FBI authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol after an accusation from a former romantic partner that she took a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A Justice Department official says Riley June Williams was arrested Monday. The FBI said in an arrest warrant Sunday that…

Inaugural Event to Celebrate Resiliency of Black Americans

DETROIT (AP) – The resiliency, culture, and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event Tuesday evening that will celebrate the nation’s diversity before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is slated to offer remarks at the event, “We Are One,” which will also honor the historic nature of…

Garth Brooks to Join Other Entertainers at Biden Inauguration

FILE (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Add country music superstar Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Brooks joins Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, among others. He performed during the inaugural celebration of President Barack Obama in 2009. He turned down a chance to play for President Donald Trump in 2017, citing a…

Cowboys for Trump Leader Arrested Over US Capitol Riot

County Commissioner Couy Griffin speaks in Santa Fe, N.M., as hundreds of advocates for gun rights rally at the New Mexico Statehouse against a proposed red-flag gun law that has the support of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico county official who runs a group called Cowboys for Trump…

FBI Vetting Guard Troops in DC Amid Fears of Insider Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. That concern is prompting the FBI to vet all 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have gripped Washington following the…