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Washington, DC preps for Biden inauguration

The nation’s capital is now a fortress of fences, checkpoints and barricades forming a ring from the White House to Capitol Hill.
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Washington, DC preps for Biden inauguration
January 16, 2021, 5:27 PM

Federal prisons on lockdown in run-up to Biden inauguration

Officials aim to quell any potential violence in the run-up to inauguration.
January 16, 2021, 5:27 PM
January 16, 2021, 2:15 AM

Beyond domestic terrorists, officials eye foreign influence, drones as threats to Biden inauguration

Following the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, officials are warning that next week's presidential inauguration could inspire an array of threats to the homeland.
January 16, 2021, 2:15 AM
Beyond domestic terror, officials eye foreign ops, drones as threats to inauguration
January 15, 2021, 10:37 PM

How Joe Biden's inauguration will be different from previous years

The pandemic and civil unrest across the country will have an impact on presidential inaugural traditions.
January 15, 2021, 10:37 PM
How Joe Biden's inauguration will be different from previous years
January 15, 2021, 6:46 PM

President-elect Biden unveils $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan

What you need to know about one of the biggest economic relief proposals in U.S. history, and its impact on workers, families, businesses and the overall economy.
January 15, 2021, 6:46 PM
President-elect Biden unveils $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan
January 15, 2021, 4:14 PM

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

The country's next inaugural poet is an old pro at ceremonial occasions, and she's only 22
January 15, 2021, 4:14 PM
Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural
January 15, 2021, 3:35 PM

Joe Biden to shore up Affordable Care Act after Trump assault on health law

Joe Biden is preparing an ambitious rescue mission for the Affordable Care Act that Donald Trump spent four years trying to tear down.
January 15, 2021, 3:35 PM
Joe Biden to shore up Affordable Care Act after Trump assault on health law
January 15, 2021, 1:55 PM

Nation's capital being turned into 'fortress Washington' ahead of inauguration

With less than a week until the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, security around the nation's Capitol has ramped up.
January 15, 2021, 1:55 PM
Nation's capital being turned into 'fortress Washington' ahead of inauguration
January 15, 2021, 1:29 PM

Who is Tony Blinken? Biden taps close confidante, longtime aide for secretary of state

Who is Tony Blinken? Biden taps close confidante, longtime aide for secretary of state
January 15, 2021, 1:29 PM
Biden taps close confidante, longtime aide for secretary of state
January 15, 2021, 1:03 PM

Biden announces vaccination plan, economic rescue package in evening address

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday announced his vaccination plan and economic rescue package in an evening address.
January 15, 2021, 1:03 PM
Biden announces vaccination plan, economic rescue package in evening address
January 15, 2021, 12:35 PM

Biden unveils $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

The president-elect's massive proposal calls for an additional $1,400 in direct payments to Americans, $130 billion to help schools reopen safely and $160 billion to build a national vaccine program.
January 15, 2021, 12:35 PM
Biden unveils $1.9 trillion COVID relief package
January 15, 2021, 5:12 AM

Breaking down President-elect Joe Biden’s pandemic relief plan

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein, ABC News economic correspondent Deirdre Bolton and infectious disease specialist Dr. John Brownstein analyze Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan.
January 15, 2021, 5:12 AM
Breaking down President-elect Joe Biden’s pandemic relief plan
January 14, 2021, 10:15 PM

‘The Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala D. Harris’ | Wednesday

The historic Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala D. Harris. Beginning Wednesday on ABC and streaming on ABC News Live.
January 14, 2021, 10:15 PM
‘The Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala D. Harris’ | Wednesday
January 14, 2021, 8:44 PM

Ahead of inauguration, government contracts reveal White House deep clean

Ahead of the inauguration, government contracts reveal a White House deep clean amid the coronavirus pandemic.
January 14, 2021, 8:44 PM
White House set to receive deep cleaning ahead of inauguration
January 14, 2021, 1:04 PM

FBI issues urgent warning about nationwide violence ahead of Biden’s inauguration

Authorities have issued a bulletin about “armed protests at all 50 state capitols” through at least Jan. 20, especially in states where election controversies have occurred in recent months.
January 14, 2021, 1:04 PM
FBI issues urgent warning about nationwide violence ahead of Biden’s inauguration
January 14, 2021, 12:06 PM

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden’s inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will lend their voices to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
January 14, 2021, 12:06 PM
Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden’s inauguration
January 13, 2021, 6:40 PM

Tom Hanks heads TV special celebrating Biden's inauguration

Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons
January 13, 2021, 6:40 PM
January 13, 2021, 6:14 PM

Up to 20,000 Guardsmen, many armed, will now help with inauguration security

The number of Guardsmen providing security for the presidential Inauguration has grown to 20,000.
January 13, 2021, 6:14 PM
Up to 20,000 Guardsmen, many armed, will now help with inauguration security
January 13, 2021, 3:58 PM

Washington, D.C. ramps up security, investigates new threats ahead of inauguration

Authorities are fortifying the nation's capital ahead of Biden’s big day, including having up to 15,000 armed National Guard members on the Capitol grounds as potential threats of violence grow.
January 13, 2021, 3:58 PM
Washington, D.C. ramps up security, investigates new threats ahead of inauguration
January 13, 2021, 1:31 PM

Law enforcement faces mounting pressure to secure Capitol ahead of inauguration

Former FBI agent and contributor Brad Garrett discusses the difficulty of policing the Capitol and other government sites following last week's attacks and ahead of Biden's inauguration next week.
January 13, 2021, 1:31 PM
Law enforcement faces mounting pressure to secure Capitol ahead of inauguration
January 13, 2021, 5:21 AM

America in transition: Can Biden expand health care access?

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer examines the need for health care reform as President-elect Joe Biden pushes to shore up the Affordable Care Act once he takes office.
January 13, 2021, 5:21 AM
America in transition: Can Biden expand health care access?
January 12, 2021, 8:43 PM

Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration

Biden himself hasn't expressed concern about his own security.
January 12, 2021, 8:43 PM
Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration
January 12, 2021, 2:42 AM

Law enforcement: We'll be ready for Joe Biden's inauguration

This time, they’ll be ready
January 12, 2021, 2:42 AM
The theme for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will be 'America United'
January 11, 2021, 8:47 PM

President-elect Joe Biden's top-level appointees and Cabinet picks

President-elect Joe Biden has announced his Cabinet picks ahead of Senate confirmations hearings along with top-level appointees that will join his White House.
January 11, 2021, 8:47 PM
President-elect Joe Biden's top-level appointees and Cabinet picks
January 11, 2021, 8:27 PM

Biden gets 2nd dose of vaccine

President-elect Joe Biden received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, three weeks after getting his first one.
January 11, 2021, 8:27 PM
Biden gets 2nd dose of vaccine
January 11, 2021, 7:03 PM

Biden faces challenge in guiding America past Trump era

Biden seems content to leave decisions about Trump's fate to Congress.
January 11, 2021, 7:03 PM
Biden faces challenge in guiding America past Trump era
January 9, 2021, 5:12 AM

Biden says Trump is ‘not fit to serve’

President-elect Joe Biden called President Donald Trump an “embarrassment” and said his supporters who stormed the Capitol were “domestic terrorists.”
January 9, 2021, 5:12 AM
Biden says Trump is ‘not fit to serve’
January 8, 2021, 9:50 PM

Capitol siege raises security worries for Biden inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 was already going to be scaled back because of the coronavirus pandemic
January 8, 2021, 9:50 PM
Capitol siege raises security concerns for Biden inaugural
January 8, 2021, 9:18 PM

Biden focused on ‘taking control,’ not impeachment

President-elect Joe Biden says the second impeachment of President Donald Trump is “a decision for the Congress to make. I’m focused on my job.”
January 8, 2021, 9:18 PM
Biden focused on ‘taking control,’ not impeachment
January 8, 2021, 8:08 PM

Biden introduces nominees for economic, jobs teams

President-elect Joe Biden formally announced nominees for Commerce, Labor, Small Business Administrator and Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
January 8, 2021, 8:08 PM
Biden introduces nominees for economic, jobs teams
January 8, 2021, 9:13 AM

Biden nominates Merrick Garland for attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden said that after the assault on the Capitol, Garland has a lot of work to do, including restoring faith in the Department of Justice.
January 8, 2021, 9:13 AM
Biden nominates Merrick Garland for attorney general
January 8, 2021, 12:49 AM

The Breakdown: President-elect Biden picks Merrick Garland as Attorney General

Plus, how pro-Trump rioters breached security in the Capitol and calls for Trump’s removal coming from both sides.
January 8, 2021, 12:49 AM
The Breakdown: President-elect Biden picks Merrick Garland as Attorney General
January 8, 2021, 12:21 AM

Biden accuses Trump of 'inciting' Capitol attack, nominates Garland for attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general and accused President Trump of "inciting" the Capitol attack.
January 8, 2021, 12:21 AM
Biden accuses Trump of 'inciting' Capitol attack, nominates Garland for AG
January 7, 2021, 8:03 PM

‘One of the darkest days in the history of our nation’: Biden

The day after pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S Capitol, President-elect Joe Biden called the violent protests an “unprecedented assault on our democracy.”
January 7, 2021, 8:03 PM
‘One of the darkest days in the history of our nation’: Biden
January 7, 2021, 7:58 PM

Biden expected to pick Merrick Garland as attorney general

Garland, 68, had been nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama.
January 7, 2021, 7:58 PM
Biden expected to pick Merrick Garland as attorney general
January 7, 2021, 6:30 AM

Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden has selected a federal appeals court judge, Merrick Garland, as his attorney general
January 7, 2021, 6:30 AM
January 6, 2021, 10:20 PM

Biden: ‘Our democracy is under an unprecedented assault’

The president elect said the scene at the U.S. Capitol “borders on sedition.”
January 6, 2021, 10:20 PM
Biden: ‘Our democracy is under an unprecedented assault’
January 6, 2021, 3:35 PM

GOP tensions rise as Congress sets to certify Biden's win

The vice president will preside over the joint session of Congress at which he'll be required to announce Joe Biden as president-elect, despite President Trump's objections.
January 6, 2021, 3:35 PM
GOP tensions rise as Congress sets to certify Biden's win
January 5, 2021, 3:45 PM

Business leaders implore Congress to accept Biden's win

A coalition of nearly 200 chief executives have signed a letter urging Congress to accept President-elect Joe Biden's win.
January 5, 2021, 3:45 PM
Business leaders implore Congress to accept Biden's win
January 4, 2021, 5:15 AM

Biden inauguration to feature virtual, nationwide parade

A “virtual parade across America” consistent with crowd limits in the pandemic.
January 4, 2021, 5:15 AM
January 2, 2021, 10:54 PM

Biden flexes Georgia muscle alongside GOP in Senate races

President-elect Joe Biden is going all-in to help Democrats win two Senate runoffs in Georgia that will determine which party controls the Senate in the critical early years of his administration
January 2, 2021, 10:54 PM
January 1, 2021, 1:20 PM

What’s coming up in the political world in 2021

2020 was an eventful year in politics with the impeachment trial of President Trump, a hard fought primary campaign and a national election amid a pandemic, but here’s what to expect this year.
January 1, 2021, 1:20 PM
What’s coming up in the political world in 2021
December 30, 2020, 1:13 PM

Biden takes Trump to task over lagging pace of vaccinations

The federal government has fallen short of its goals for the number of people to be vaccinated by the end of the year.
December 30, 2020, 1:13 PM
Biden takes Trump to task over lagging pace of vaccinations
December 30, 2020, 5:10 AM

Biden criticizes Trump administration speed of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The Trump administration says there’s a lag in reporting after it promised 20 million doses would be distributed by year’s end. Only 2.1 million of the 11 million doses distributed have been given.
December 30, 2020, 5:10 AM
Biden criticizes Trump administration speed of COVID-19 vaccine distribution
December 29, 2020, 5:03 PM

Domestic terrorism and hate exploded in 2020. Here's what the Biden administration must do.

Members of Joe Biden’s transition team set up a meeting with senior members of the Anti-Defamation League to discuss fighting domestic terrorism and right-wing extremism.
December 29, 2020, 5:03 PM
Domestic terrorism and hate exploded in 2020. Here's what Biden must do.
December 29, 2020, 1:30 PM

Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblocks' to transition

President-elect Joe Biden is warning of massive damage done to the national security apparatus by the Trump administration and “roadblocks” in communication between agency officials and his transition team that could undermine Americans’ security
December 29, 2020, 1:30 PM
Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblocks' to transition
December 29, 2020, 5:22 AM

Biden accuses Trump administration of obstructing transition

President-elect Joe Biden said that President Trump’s administration has put national security at risk in its continued fight to overturn the election.
December 29, 2020, 5:22 AM
Biden accuses Trump administration of obstructing transition
December 29, 2020, 2:59 AM

Biden warns of Trump officials' 'roadblocks' to transition

President-elect Joe Biden is warning of massive damage done to the national security apparatus by the Trump administration and “roadblocks” in communication between agency officials and his transition team that could undermine Americans’ security
December 29, 2020, 2:59 AM
December 23, 2020, 7:23 PM

Biden nominates Miguel Cardona for secretary of education

Cardona is a former public school teacher and the current commissioner of education in Connecticut.
December 23, 2020, 7:23 PM
Biden nominates Miguel Cardona for secretary of education
December 23, 2020, 5:18 AM

President-elect Joe Biden delivers holiday end-of-year remarks

“This has been one of the toughest years we've faced as a nation,” Biden said.
December 23, 2020, 5:18 AM
President-elect Joe Biden delivers holiday end-of-year remarks