Amanda Gorman "screamed and danced her head off" when she found out she had been chosen to read one of her poems at Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony.
At the age of 22, the Los Angeles-born writer and performer is the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration.
She told the BBC's World Service she felt "excitement, joy, honour and humility" when... Read more
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
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 than any faced by his predecessors.
Biden's inauguration came at a time of national tumult and uncertainty... Read more
Joe Biden is expected to sign 15 executive orders and make further instructions after he is sworn in as US president undoing policies put in place by outgoing president Donald Trump and making his first moves on the pandemic, climate change and racial justic.
Biden will sign the executive orders and memorandums in the Oval Office in the afternoon, and ask agencies to take... Read more
Republican leaders in Congress will reportedly attend church with Biden instead of witnessing Trump’s formal send-off at Joint Base Andrews.
The country’s top Republicans will skip President Donald Trump’s departure ceremony in Maryland on Wednesday in favor of attending inaugural activities with President-elect Joe Biden, according to multiple reports.
Vice President Mike Pence is not expected to be present at the Trump... Read more
Two U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups, according to two U.S. Army officials. There was no threat to President-elect Joe Biden, they said.
The officials did not say which fringe group the Guard members belonged to or what unit they served in... Read more