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“This Is Democracy’s Day”: Joe Biden Sworn In as 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president of the United States on Wednesday, taking power amid a devastating pandemic made worse by the malfeasance and incompetence of twice-impeached President Donald Trump. WATCH NOW: Today we celebrate #Inauguration2021. Tune in as @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris are sworn in and become President […]

January 20th

Desperate McConnell clings to filibuster in order to kneecap Biden’s climate and pro-people agenda

Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is attempting to obtain a commitment from his Democratic counterparts to keep the archaic legislative filibuster in place once they officially take charge of the chamber, a demand that progressives characterized as a last-ditch effort to cripple the incoming Biden administration’s policy agenda. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams  In […]

January 20th

Jim Hightower: Timeless truths for these trying times

What’s wrong with people? Has the savagery, selfishness, and raw, animal hatred within the human species finally come out of the darkness to devour our society? We’ve seen fanatics in MAGA caps rabidly cheering a tyrannical, lying, insane president. We’ve seen gangs of “Proud Boys” strutting around in militia costumes beating protesters whose politics they dislike. […]

January 16th

Biden’s Dirty Dozen: “Your Solicitor General should not be a lawyer who fought FOR big oil”

Environmental and government accountability advocates expressed concern over a report that President-elect Joe Biden is considering a corporate attorney who defended oil giant Royal Dutch Shell in climate liability lawsuits for the post of solicitor general. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams HuffPost reports David Frederick, a partner at the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel […]

January 11th

Evangelical climate activists call for an end to the violence and chaos

The Evangelical Environmental Network and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action are calling for an end to the senseless violence and chaos at the United States Capitol today, and for President Trump to immediately cease the baseless claims of election fraud. By Rev. Mitch Hescox and Rev. Kyle Meyaard-Schaap Evangelical Environmental Network  In the fall, over […]

14 Hours after Trump’s MAGA mob stormed Capitol in coup attempt, democracy prevails as Congress certifies Biden win

Hours after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol Building in a flailing but dangerous attempt to overthrow the democratic process—an effort incited by President Donald Trump and abetted by GOP lawmakers—Congress early Thursday officially certified President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive 306-232 Electoral College victory. Vice President Mike Pence formally ascertained Biden's win as the clock […]

January 7th

Climate was on the ballot in Georgia. Warnock, Ossoff, and climate won!

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock’s victories have delivered President-elect Joe Biden a pro-climate Senate majority that must take immediate, bold action to confront the climate crisis. By Climate Power 2020 Ossoff and Warnock’s odds-defying win is the latest sign that the politics of climate have changed. Following historic turnout in November, voters once again showed […]

January 6th