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Biden names acting agency heads as his Cabinet nominees remain unconfirmed

Biden names acting agency heads as his Cabinet nominees remain unconfirmed

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a slate of acting agency heads after taking office without a single one of his Cabinet nominees in place and confirmed by the US Senate. “These individuals, nearly all of whom are career civil servants, will temporarily lead federal agencies while Cabinet nominees continue moving through the confirmation process,”…MORE

Former Marine accused of assaulting officers during Capitol riot told FBI he ‘got caught up in the moment’

Former Marine accused of assaulting officers during Capitol riot told FBI he ‘got caught up in the moment’

A former US Marine charged with assaulting officers during the Capitol riot told FBI investigators that he got “caught up in the moment.” Barton Shively, of Pennsylvania, who faces multiple charges in federal court in Washington, DC, was arrested Tuesday. The charges against him include aiding and abetting, civil disorder, forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding…MORE

Whitehouse.gov relaunches to include Spanish language communications under Biden

Whitehouse.gov relaunches to include Spanish language communications under Biden

The Whitehouse.gov website was updated on Wednesday to reflect that Joe Biden is the new President of the United States, and it now also includes a Spanish language section which had been removed during Donald Trump’s tenure in office. The White House’s landing page for its Spanish language communications went dark in 2017. At the…MORE

Glaciers on Mars reveal the planet’s many ice ages

Glaciers that still exist on the surface of Mars are helping to tell the story of its past. The red planet experienced between six and 20 separate ice ages during the past 300 to 800 million years, a new analysis of glaciers on Mars has revealed. During the last ice age on Earth 20,000 years…MORE

Biden addresses nation’s information crisis: We must ‘defeat the lies’

Biden addresses nation’s information crisis: We must ‘defeat the lies’

In a sharp break with his predecessor, President Joe Biden vowed during his inaugural address Wednesday to tackle the information crisis plaguing American politics and society. “We must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured,” Biden said shortly after taking the oath as the 46th President. “There is truth,” Biden…MORE

Biden speech draws high praise across media — even on Fox News

Biden speech draws high praise across media — even on Fox News

Before Joe Biden was sworn in, voices across the TV spectrum could not possibly set the bar for his inaugural address any higher. “Today,” Dana Perino said on Fox, “is going to be the most important speech of Joe Biden’s public service.” Afterward, commentators said he cleared the bar with ease. “Fox News Sunday” moderator…MORE

A big infrastructure spending bill might finally be in the cards

A big infrastructure spending bill might finally be in the cards

Joe Biden is now President and Democrats have gained a slim majority in the Senate along with the party’s control of the House. Does that mean that this is finally the time for Congress to pass a big, bold infrastructure spending bill that can help boost the economy? There were high hopes in 2016 that…MORE